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Netflix Buys Rights to TV Comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

blogs.wsj.com — In a highly unusual move, Netflix has bought the rights to a television comedy from Universal Television that was originally set to debut on NBC next year. The show - " Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" - was developed by Universal Television for NBC last spring and heavily promoted when the network unveiled its fall schedule to advertisers last May.

Dish Restores Turner TV Channels Including CNN

online.wsj.com — The cable news channel CNN and other networks owned by Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting have been restored on Dish Network Corp.'s satellite TV service as part of a short-term accord between the battling media companies. Dish dropped CNN and other channels including Cartoon Network last month when it couldn't come to terms with Turner on a new distribution agreement.

Dish Adds Comcast Sports to List of Tense Negotiations

online.wsj.com — Satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. is fighting three media giants at the same time. Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal said Thursday that Dish customers are at risk of losing access to its regional sports networks in markets including Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., because of a programming dispute with the satellite provider.

‘Cosby Show’ Producers Comment on Bill Cosby Assault Claims

blogs.wsj.com — Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey, founders of Carsey-Werner Co., the production firm behind " The Cosby Show" broke their silence on the allegations of sexual assault that are dogging Bill Cosby. "The Bill we know was a brilliant and wonderful collaborator on a show that changed the landscape of television.

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager Steps Down

blogs.wsj.com — Jeff Fager, who has served as chairman of CBS News for nearly four years, said Thursday he is giving up that post to return as full-time executive producer of the venerable Sunday night news magazine "60 Minutes."

Many TV Networks to Skip Obama Immigration Speech

blogs.wsj.com — Four major broadcast television networks are taking a pass on airing President Barack Obama 's Thursday primetime immigration speech. People at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox familiar with the networks' plans say that they have no plans to air the 8 p.m. address laying out Mr. Obama's case for immigration reform.

Netflix Picks Up Fourth Season of ‘Longmire’ Following A&E Cancellation

blogs.wsj.com — Netflix rode in on a white horse and rescued the TV series " Longmire " from cancellation. A modern Western based on Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire novels, "Longmire" stars Robert Taylor as the laconic but crafty Wyoming sheriff whose sidekicks include Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry Standing Bear, an Indian bar owner who offers counsel to Longmire.

NBC Shelves Bill Cosby TV Show

online.wsj.com — Netflix Inc. has pulled the plug on a Bill Cosby special in the wake of new accusations of sexual assault around the stand-up comedian and television star. The special, titled "Bill Cosby 77," had been scheduled to debut on the streaming-video service Nov. 27.

Netflix pulls plug on Bill Cosby special

marketwatch.com — Netflix Inc. has pulled the plug on a Bill Cosby special in the wake of new accusations of sexual assault around the stand-up comedian and television star. The special, titled "Bill Cosby 77," had been scheduled to debut on the streaming-video service Nov. 27.

Netflix Shelves Bill Cosby Comedy Special After Sexual Assault Accusations

online.wsj.com — Netflix Inc. has pulled the plug on a Bill Cosby special in the wake of new accusations of sexual assault around the stand-up comedian and television star. The special, titled "Bill Cosby 77," had been scheduled to debut on the streaming-video service Nov. 27.
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Nov 25, 2014

CBS and Dish extend talks into next week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Nov 25, 2014

@joeveix The Two Broke Girls item is particularly inspired.

Nov 25, 2014

@Amy_Schatz @comcastcares which is sad because it means some social media manager has more weight than people charged with customer service

Nov 24, 2014

@gnagesh That said, I would have loved to have covered him back in the day.

Nov 24, 2014

@gnagesh Oh he was a gifted politician in the worst sense of the word. As a DC guy I have very mixed emotions. Yes, colorful but bad for DC.

Nov 24, 2014

@gnagesh or infamous. But hey, he did speak at my high school graduation.

Nov 24, 2014

The Emmys need to create a comeback player of the year award and give it to Homeland.

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