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Jennifer Maas

Netflix ‘Open’ to Licensing Big Video Game Titles

Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos proudly said “Stranger Things” is “as valuable a franchise as exists today in entertainment around the world” during the company’s Q4 earnings presentation Thursday. During the same pre-recorded Q&A, Netflix COO...

Discovery Plus to Launch New ‘Black Voices’ Hub Featuring ‘Profiled: The Black Man,’ Keith Warren True-Crime Doc ‘Uprooted’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Discovery Plus is launching a “Black Voices” hub that will feature programming spotlighting the African American community, including two new originals: docuseries “Profiled: The Black Man,” featuring commentary from celebrities like Billy Porter and Tina Knowles-Lawson, and “Uprooted,” a...

‘Cheer’ School Navarro College Only Made $30,000 Per Season for Netflix Series

Rival Texas schools Navarro College and Trinity Valley Community College each were paid $30,000 for their participation in the second season of Netflix’s “Cheer,” a price that was set in the initial location fee agreement between Navarro and the...

Rex Chapman to Host Weekly Show at CNN Plus

Former NBA star and social media personality Rex Chapman is the latest media figure to join the growing lineup of hosts at CNN Plus. Per the WarnerMedia-owned subscription streaming platform, which is set to debut in the first quarter...

First Look at ‘The Boys’ Spinoff ‘Diabolical’: ‘Laser Baby’ Makes Bloody Mess in Adult Cartoon

While “The Boys” Season 3 is still a few months away, fans will get a hit of the show’s bloody universe soon with the debut of its animated anthology series, “The Boys Presents: Diabolical.” On Tuesday, Amazon’s Prime Video...

‘How I Met Your Father’ Pays Tribute to Original Series Narrator Bob Saget

Hulu’s “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff series “How I Met Your Father” debuted with its first two episodes Tuesday, paying tribute to the late Bob Saget, who narrated the original CBS sitcom that birthed the new Hilary Duff...

‘Archive 81’ Showrunner Unravels Finale’s Supernatural Switch-Up, Season 2 Plans for Melody and Dan

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the finale of Netflix’s “Archive 81.” After eight episodes of slowly unraveling its cult-centric mysteries and building up its mold-laced mythology, Netflix’s “Archive 81” concluded its first season...

Imagine Entertainment in Talks to Sell Majority Stake to London Investment Firm Centricus

Imagine Entertainment is in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the production banner headed by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer to London-based investment firm Centricus Asset Management Ltd. The talks were first reported by the The Wall Street...

TPG, Parent Company of CAA and DirecTV, Sets IPO Share Price

TPG, the massive private-equity firm whose holdings include CAA and DirecTV, has set the price of its initial public offering at $29.50 per share, offering 33,900,000 shares of Class A common stock. Per TPG, the shares are set to begin...

‘Station 19’ Renewed for Season 6 at ABC

“Station 19” will be suiting up for a sixth season at ABC, the broadcast network revealed ahead of its presentations at the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour Tuesday. The “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff series has been renewed for Season...

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