-- New Agreement Brings Thousands of Episodes from Discovery Portfolio of

Popular Networks to Hulu’s Streaming Library --

-- Leading Discovery Brands Including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend and Animal Planet to Launch on Hulu With Live TV, increasing Discovery offering on Hulu With Live TV to Eight Networks --

-- Popular Shows including Say Yes to the Dress, MythBusters, Naked and Afraid and OWN’s Top Scripted Series Make Streaming Debut on Hulu --


(NEW YORK, NY and SANTA MONICA, CA) – Discovery Inc. and Hulu today announced an expansive distribution agreement that will extend Discovery’s portfolio of high quality real life entertainment brands to Hulu’s on-demand and live TV subscription streaming services. The new partnership makes Hulu the #1 streaming home for popular unscripted series and reinforces Hulu’s commitment to offering programming the whole family can enjoy.

Today’s multi-year agreement increases Hulu’s offering of top Discovery programming to nearly 4,000 episodes of popular shows including Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, Say Yes to the Dress, Naked and Afraid, Property Brothers, Gold Rush, Street Outlaws, Chopped, Chopped Jr., Fixer Upper, House Hunters and House Hunters International, available outside of Discovery’s networks exclusively to Hulu across all of its subscription plans.

The deal will also bring five additional Discovery networks, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend, the rebranded Velocity network, and Animal Planet to Hulu’s live television plan, Hulu With Live TV. They join HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, which have been available on the service since its launch through a previous agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive, now owned by Discovery. The five additional channels will be available to stream live beginning in December.

“At Discovery, we are committed to bringing our portfolio of high-quality, safe family friendly brands and content to viewers across every screen, service and device around the world,” said Eric Phillips, President of Affiliate Distribution at Discovery. “Our new agreement with Hulu affirms the strength of our brands and their value to viewers in a marketplace with an increasing array of options.”

“As the only streaming service offering a complete television experience, Hulu continues to strike strategic, efficient deals with top brands that bring extraordinary value to all of our subscribers,” said Lisa Holme, Vice President of Content Acquisition, and Reagan Feeney, Vice President of Network Partnerships at Hulu. “Discovery’s brand is synonymous with high-quality unscripted entertainment that TV fans love, which is why we are excited to bring their entire portfolio to our platform, across all of our subscription plans.”

Concurrent with the Discovery partnership, Hulu reached a licensing agreement with OWN – which is part of the Discovery Networks family – to bring four of the network’s top-rated scripted series exclusively to Hulu. All past episodes of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes and Love Thy Neighbor are now available to stream for the first time, only on Hulu. They join the complete library of acclaimed OWN series Queen Sugar from Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon.

Hulu offers TV fans their favorite TV, all in one place, on all their favorite devices. With the addition of Discovery programming, Hulu With Live TV now delivers more than 60 top live channels as well as Hulu’s entire streaming TV library – now the largest in the U.S. – across internet-connected living room and mobile devices.

About Discovery, Inc.:

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA TOUR to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to more than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals including Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, Emmy Award-nominated The Looming Tower, Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways, The Path, Castle Rock, and the Emmy nominated I Love You, America from Sarah Silverman, as well as upcoming series The First, Catch-22 and Little Fires Everywhere. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offerings – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?, A Portrait of Music Icon Nina Simone, Premieres on Netflix

Documentary by Oscar Nominee Liz Garbus Has Netflix Release on June 26; Theatrical Premiere on June 24


Film Chronicles Nina Simone's Journey from Child Piano Prodigy to Iconic Musician and Passionate Activist, Told in Her Own Words


WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?, a Netflix Original Documentary on music icon Nina Simone from Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, will premiere in all territories where Netflix is available on Friday, June 26 at 12:01am PT. Netflix will also release the film theatrically on Wednesday, June 24 in New York and Friday, June 26 in Los Angeles. The film received its world premiere as the Opening Night film of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and legendary recording artist, Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius and tortured melancholy. In this epic documentary, director Liz Garbus interweaves never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina's most memorable songs, to create an unforgettable portrait of one of the least understood, yet most beloved, artists of our time.

The film uses recently unearthed audio tapes, recorded over the course of three decades, of Nina telling her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers. From over 100 hours of these recordings, WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? weaves together Nina's narrative, told largely in her own words. Rare concert footage and archival interviews, along with diaries, letters, interviews with Nina's daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, friends and collaborators, along with other exclusive materials, make this the most authentic, personal and unflinching telling of the extraordinary life of one of the 20th century's greatest recording artists.

The documentary was directed by Academy Award®-nominated Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA; Bobby Fischer Against The World) and produced by RadicalMedia's Jon Kamen (The Fog of War), Justin Wilkes (Under African Skies), Tangerine Entertainment's Amy Hobby (Lucky Them), and Jayson Jackson of Seven Days Entertainment. The film was executive produced by Lisa Simone Kelly, Sidney Beaumont of RadicalMedia, and Netflix's Lisa Nishimura and Adam Del Deo. The film was produced in cooperation with the Estate of Nina Simone.

Alongside the film, Revive Music/RCA/Sony will be recording an album paying homage to Nina Simone. Key contemporary artists who are fans of Simone were asked to cover one of her many iconic songs. Artists participating include Lauryn HillCommonMary J. BligeUsher, and Lisa Simone Kelly, among others. 

For more information,visit: 

Twitter: @Netflix #MissSimone
Facebook: miss simone 

@Netflix - Marvel's Daredevil Renewal

Netflix is confirming a second season of Marvel's Daredevil that will premiere in 2016.

  • Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), who worked closely with Steven DeKnight and Drew Goddard, will serve as show runners for season two.

• Ramirez, Petrie, Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) are executive producers.

• Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York Cit. Marvel's Daredevil stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis Hall, Ayelet Zurer

PLAN B makes a connect with NETFLIX!

Today, in New York it’s snowing which I like to call a Netflix Day. Who am I kidding, I use anything in my path to make my day a “Netflix” day.

Mobile and I are very good friends. It’s one of the best weapons in a storytellers’ tool box. Hey—it’s hard to get your voice heard in Hollywood mobile ability or not! 

So, it’s with a great, big smile that I share that Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered The OA, a new drama series starring Brit MarlingZal Batmanglij (Sound of my Voice, The East) who will direct, and Marling and Batmanglij will co-write The OA. Eight hour-long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.

Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix shared this about the new project: “We are thrilled to be the home of the first  television series Brit and Zal create together, whether in front of or behind the camera, or both, their creative voice is always uniquely captivating."

"Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij are singular innovators who are looking to push boundaries in new ways and embrace this incredible moment of opportunity in television. We are so excited to be a part of this project,” said Plan B Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Netflix and Plan B to help bring to fruition Brit and Zal's extraordinary vision,” said Michael Sugar,executive producer and partner, Anonymous Content. 

Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner from Plan B (Oscar winning producers of 12 Years a Slave) and Michael Sugar from Anonymous Content (True Detective, The Knick) are executive producers of the series, along with Marling and Batmanglij. The OA is a Netflix production

Brit Marling is an actor, writer and producer. She has starred in films including Arbitrage, and the recent I, Origins, and stars in the upcoming The Keeping Room. Previous credits include The East and Sound of My Voice, which she also produced and co-wrote with Batmanglij, as well as Another Earth, which she also produced and co-wrote with Mike Cahill. Director and writer Zal Batmaglij made a splash at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with his feature debut Sound of My Voice, which was released by Fox Searchlight. The studio went on to make his next film The East, which they released in 2013.  

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 57 million members in nearly 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. 

About Plan B Entertainment

Headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B Entertainment has been responsible for producing numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed films including The Departed, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Tree of Life, World War Z, 12 Years a Slave, The Normal Heart, and Selma. The company’s forthcoming slate includes THE BIG SHORT, based on Michael Lewis’s best selling book and to be directed by Adam McKay for Paramount Pictures; James Gray’s THE LOST CITY OF Z, based on David Grann’s best selling book starring Charlie Hunnam; UNDAUNTED COURAGE, a limited series for HBO; MAMMA DALLAS, a half-hour comedy written and directed by Mike White for HBO, DEADBEAT, a half hour comedy for Hulu starring Tyler Labine; and development with a number of marquee filmmakers and writers in both film and television.

About Anonymous Content

Founded in 1999 by CEO Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a production and management company representing directors, writers, actors, and comedians. Anonymous Content has produced such award-winning and commercially successful films and television series as the Academy Award®-nominated films Babel, which also won a Golden Globe® Award; Winter’s Bone, which was nominated in four categories for the Academy Awards®, including Best Picture; The Fifth Estate; Being John Malkovich; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay; as well as the box-office smash 50 First Dates.


For One Week Only Beginning January 23

It’s a bloody mess and it’s a hit in every corner of the world.  The cast delivers consistent and compelling performances and the characters that creator George R.R. Martin created and wonderfully flawed and absolutely fascinating.

The only “rub” that rabid fans complain about is that the mayhem and intrigue is confined to the small screen.

The fan-dome grumbled and HBO listened and for one week (Beginning January 23rd) the bloody saga is going big and I mean IMAX ®big!

Google search to find the IMAX® Theatres (Nationwide) that will Screen Two Episodes from Game of Thrones® Season 4 Followed by the Worldwide Debut of the Season 5 Sneak-Peek Trailer Exclusively Created for IMAX 

HBO has always been an innovator and an incubator for creative genius so, it’s no wonder that on January 23, 2015, HBO will become the first television network to feature its programming in IMAX® theatres, showing two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones followed by the eagerly anticipated worldwide debut of an exclusively created sneak-peek trailer for IMAX of season five.

The episodes will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and will be released for an exclusive one-week engagement in upwards of 150 IMAX theatres across the country’s top markets through January 29.

In coming days, fans can log onto  for screening information and to purchase tickets.

Game of Thrones has been hailed as “a masterpiece in the making” (Washington Post) and “the most epic, ambitious show on television” (Chicago Sun-Times).  “The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of the series is perfect for the IMAX format,” said Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer at HBO.  “We are always looking to provide fans with new and exciting ways to experience the show and viewing two key episodes, along with the new trailer, on such an impressive platform makes for a great event.” 

"IMAX always seeks innovative ways to provide moviegoers a unique and differentiated experience and todays partnership with HBO and Game of Thrones achieves just that," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “This deal also furthers our efforts to offer exhibitors the opportunity to participate in alternative forms of content in a new and exciting way. As part of our broader strategy, we will continue to look for one-of-a-kind ways to provide consumers with special IMAX experiences.”

The IMAX® release of Game of Thrones will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

 "We couldn’t think of a series more fitting than Game of Thrones to be the first presented in IMAX,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “The scope and production quality of the show is quite remarkable, which will be highlighted even further in select IMAX locations – allowing fans, as never before, to become a part of author George R. R. Martins world that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss created for HBO. It has the action, storyline and epic nature that our fans seek in IMAX and were thrilled to team with HBO and our longtime partners at Warner Brothers to offer audiences a chance to experience it in the ultimate theatre setting joined by other fans of the series.”

Episode Synopses

Episode nine, “The Watchers on the Wall,” takes place entirely at The Wall with the Nights Watch hopelessly outnumbered as they attempt to defend Castle Black from the Wildings and features one the fiercest and most intense battle scenes ever filmed for television.  Episode 10, the season finale entitled “The Children,” features Dany coming to grips with the realities of ruling a kingdom, Bran learning the startling reality of his destiny and Tyrion facing the truth of his unfortunate situation.  Game of Thrones is an epic series whose storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honor, ambition and love, and death and survival, have captured the imagination of fans globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television.


Banshee - Lucas Hood

Are you a fan of BANSHEE?  No, shame on you!  Take an opportunity to join the BANSHEE crew.

In September 2013, BANSHEE received a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

TV Guide described the second season as “addictively entertaining,” while the Daily Beast called it “must-see TV.”

BANSHEE returns for its ten-episode third season FRIDAY, JAN. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX. 

The Emmy®-winning show is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes.

The show stars Antony Starr (“Wish You Were Here”) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice.

Other returning cast regulars include: Ivana Milicevic (“Untitled Cameron Crowe Project,” HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man”) as Carrie Hopewell, a notorious jewel thief who lives in Banshee under an assumed identity with her family, which has recently learned of her criminal past; Ulrich Thomsen (“The Celebration”) as Kai Proctor, an intimidating, wealthy businessman who believes he is above the law; Frankie Faison (“The Good Wife,” HBO’s “The Wire”) as Sugar Bates, a powerful and wise former boxer and ex-con who is now the owner of the local watering hole; and Hoon Lee (“The Blacklist”) as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas and Carrie in their criminal enterprises.

Returning cast regulars also include: Rus Blackwell (HBO’s “Recount”) as Gordon Hopewell, Banshee’s district attorney-turned-mayor; Matt Servitto (HBO’s “The Sopranos”) as Brock Lotus, Lucas’ long-suffering veteran deputy; Trieste Kelly Dunn (“Brothers and Sisters”) as Siobhan Kelly, Lucas’s deputy and new girlfriend; Ryann Shane (“Blue Bloods”) as Deva, the Hopewell’s daughter, who is rattled after learning that Lucas fathered her; Lili Simmons (HBO’s “True Detective”) as Rebecca Bowman, who has been taken under the wing of her uncle, Kai Proctor, and is looking to assume a larger role in his criminal activities; Odette Annable (“House, M.D.”) as Nola Longshadow, a Native American assassin out to avenge her brother’s killing; and Geno Segers (“Teen Wolf”) as Chayton Littlestone, the Kinaho tribe’s imposing leader.

New cast regulars include Langley Kirkwood (“Black Sails”) as Col. Douglas Stowe, a duplicitous Marine leader, and Afton Williamson (“Nashville”) as Alison Medding, Banshee’s new assistant district attorney.

New guest stars include Denis O’Hare (HBO’s “True Blood”; “American Horror Story”) as FBI Special Agent Robert Phillips, looking to bring Lucas to justice; Chaske Spencer (“Twilight: New Moon”) as Billy Raven, a Kinaho tribe member hired as a new deputy; Tom Pelphrey as Kurt Bunker, a reformed skinhead who applies for the job of deputy at the Banshee sheriff’s department; and Meaghan Rath as Aimee King, the last remaining deputy at the corruption-riddled Kinaho Reservation police department.

BANSHEE was created by Jonathan Tropper (“This Is Where I Leave You”) and David Schickler (“Kissing in Manhattan”); executive producers, Alan Ball (HBO’s “True Blood” and the Emmy®-winning “Six Feet Under”), Greg Yaitanes (Emmy® winner for directing “House, M.D.”), Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi (“Towelhead,” HBO’s “Six Feet Under”); producer, Robert F. Phillips (“Kingdom Hospital”). Scripts were written by Jonathan Tropper, Halley Gross (“Broad City”), Justin Britt-Gibson (“The Strain”), Adam Targum (“CSI: NY”), Christopher Kelley (“The Wreck of the Unfathomable”), Jennifer Ames (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Steve Turner (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”). Directors for the new season include Greg Yaitanes, Loni Peristere (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Magnus Martens (”Nattskiftet”) and OC Madsen (“Edderkoppen,” “Flame and Citron”).

January’s episodes:

Episode #21: “The Fire Trials”

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 9 (11:00 p.m., midnight, 2:20 a.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m., midnight) 11 (5:00 p.m.), 12 (8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.) and 14 (9:00 p.m., 1:25 a.m.)

Lucas (Antony Starr), Brock (Matt Servitto) and Siobhan (Trieste Kelly Dunn) exact payback on a skinhead responsible for Emmett’s death. Now waitressing at a local diner, Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) faces new challenges in the wake of her revelation to Gordon (Rus Blackwell) and Deva (Ryann Shane) about her past. After Alex Longshadow’s death, a new, menacing threat looms on the horizon for Lucas, not to mention Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) and Rebecca (Lili Simmons): Chayton Littlestone (Geno Segers), hell-bent on whipping the Kinaho tribe into a frenzy of violence against their enemies. Investigating the murder of four Marines, Lucas eyes the possibility of a huge, if dangerous, heist, and attempts to reenlist Job (Hoon Lee) to help him and Sugar (Frankie Faison) pull it off.

Written by Jonathan Tropper; directed by Loni Peristere.

Episode #22: “Snakes and Whatnot”

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 16 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 17 (9:00 p.m., 12:05 a.m.) 18 (3:40 p.m.), 19 (8:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 21 (9:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m.)

As Lucas and Carrie case the tunnels under Camp Genoa, Proctor and Rebecca find themselves in a territorial faceoff with two rival drug suppliers and, later, are threatened by a pair of Chayton’s thugs. Lucas and new deputy Billy Raven (Chaske Spencer) pay a visit to a decidedly unfriendly Kinaho bar. Carrie tries to end a relationship with Col. Douglas Stowe (Langley Kirkwood), who may be misrepresenting the amount of cash in Camp Genoa. Gordon hits rock bottom before resolving to turn his life around.

Written by Halley Gross; directed by Loni Peristere.

Episode #23: “A Fixer of Sorts”

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other playdates: Jan. 23 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 24 (9:00 p.m., 12:05 p.m.), 25 (5:10 p.m.), 26 (8:00 p.m., 12:45 a.m.) and 28 (9:00 p.m., 1:10 a.m.)

Lucas’ secret is threatened when he’s arrested by FBI Special Agent Robert Phillips (Denis O’Hare), but both men end up at the mercy of Raymond Brantley (Shuler Hensley), a mob kingpin with a deadly mobile agenda.  Against Chayton’s orders, Tommy Littlestone (Ricky Russert) spearheads a second strike against Proctor at a local gentlemen’s club. A revenge-minded Nola Longshadow (Odette Annable) mixes it up with Burton (Matthew Rauch) at Proctor’s mansion.

Written by Justin Britt-Gibson; directed by Magnus Martens.

Episode #24: “Real Life Is the Nightmare”

Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 30 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 31 (9:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), and Feb. 1 (3:45 p.m.), 2 (8:00 p.m., 12:50 a.m.) and 4 (9:00 p.m., 12:45 a.m.)

Siobhan is torn between exposing Lucas and keeping his secret. Brock seethes upon learning that his ex, Emily (Tanya Clarke), is working as a caregiver for Proctor’s mom. Rebecca impresses Burton but inflames Chayton. Job and Sugar mop up critical surveillance. Carrie takes off on a thrill ride after walking out on her job. Gordon changes his mind about Proctor’s plea bargain. Chayton readies his army for an assault.

Written by Justin Britt-Gibson; directed by Magnus Martens.

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they are joining forces with American Media, Inc. (AMI) to develop and produce a talk show based around popular entertainment and gossip website Radar Online. 

The program will utilize the well-established brand and extensive audience that Radar already boasts to bring the latest pop culture, lifestyle and reality entertainment stories to TV audiences. TWC and AMI are planning for the live daily program to offer a fresh perspective on the newsmagazine and celebrity format pioneered by the likes of Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and with the added personality of late night talk shows like former E! hit Chelsea Lately.

Commented TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein: “We’re so delighted to be partnering with American Media and their Radar Online brand in this exciting new venture. Our television department has made a huge mark in the reality programming sector, and we’re so happy to be taking the next step into the talk show format. We aim to set ourselves apart from the others by offering viewers the widest range of stories out there and delivering them in the most entertaining way possible.”

“This is an exciting step in the continued evolution of Radar Online as it further establishes itself as the leader in entertainment and celebrity reporting,” said AMI Chairman, President and CEO David J. Pecker. “Partnering with the incredible team at The Weinstein Company underscores the trust and influence of Radar’s reporting and bringing it to life in an innovative, fresh new format for the news magazine genre.”

The project will leverage the world-class reporting team at Radar Online and draw upon their team of journalists and correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, and around the country. 

Radar Online recently earned seven awards at the 2014 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards including top honors for Investigative Story of the Year. It has previously been honored as Best Entertainment Website at the National Journalism Awards (2011). 

The site has grown to more than 15 million unique visitors per month since becoming a digital-first publication in 2008. 

The Radar digital platform will play a key role in the experience, driving content and discussions to the show, making it a truly integrated TV and on-line offering and a place for audiences to share their stories, opinions and interact.

 If you don't know -- now you know.  The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 331 Oscar nominations and won 79 Academy Awards.


TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. 

TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, which is currently in its 13th season on Lifetime; with its spin-off series and critically-acclaimed Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano and Project Runway Under The Gunn, hosted by Tim Gunn.  Recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives for VH1, Million Dollar Shoppers for Lifetime, Rodeo Girls for A&E and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor for TLC. Scripted projects currently in production include John Fusco's historical action-adventure epic Marco Polo.  Announced scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments, a ten-part event series with each episode to be helmed by a different A-list director and focusing on one commandment and an adaptation of Daniel Stashower’s bestselling Civil War-era spy thriller The Hour Of Peril.  

TWC also developed Amy Sherman Palladino’s The Nanny Diaries for ABC and produced the Peabody award-winning HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, directed by Anthony Minghella.

Knowledge is power so learn about American Media, Inc. (AMI) which owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health & fitness media brands in the United States.  

AMI’s titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers.  AMI also manages 17 different digital sites including,,,, and  AMI’s magazines have a combined total circulation of 5.9+ million and reach more than 53 million men and women each month.  AMI’s digital properties reach an average of 52+ million unique visitors and 350+ million page views monthly.


Netflix wants you to laugh and they are helping to make, this freezing winter months hot with the exclusive premiere of Freezing Hot, by comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s!

It’s her sophomore stand-up special and a follow-up to her wildly acclaimed War Paint (which is currently on Netflix) on Friday, January 23, 2015.

This funny, funny comedian joins the pedigreed roster of Netflix Original stand-up specials from Chelsea Handler, Russell Peters, Aziz Ansari, Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Peretti and Bill Burr, all of which are streaming now.

From the stage of the Gothic Theatre in Denver, Colorado, the smart and brazen Iliza Shlesinger brings her fresh, intelligent and fearlessly honest perspective into the universally known struggles between men and women. With hashtag-able catch phrases throughout, Shlesinger hilariously reveals women’s best kept - and ugliest - secrets. From the truths about first date attire, fantasy break-ups and women’s obsession with fall, the comedian serves up a fast-paced, in-your-face hour of hyper-observant and hysterical gender logic.

Iliza shared he announcement of #FreezingHot ith a hilarious video clip (on ice!) via Twitter (@iliza ) and Instagram (@ilizas):

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STARZ making Stars in “Survivor’s Remorse"

Jessie T. Usher who plays basketball phenom Cab Calloway, in the new original Starz series “Survivors Remorse”and Ronreaco Lee , who plays his manger and "voice of reason," are two artists that are headed toward long, and fruitful careers in television,film and in Mr. Lee's case—theatre.

At the risk of sounding like a hippie, Jessie and Ronreaco give off good vibes and they inspired me to push my own creative envelope.  That might sound simple but I'm a New Yorker and seasoned Hollywood veteran with a veneer that rarely cracks.  Yet, these "youngsters" had me smiling all week and dreaming.

"Survivors Remorse," which is set in Atlanta is a modern morality tale about the lure of fame, riches and family ties.

The story follows Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher) the b-ball wonder who, just in his early 20’s is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team.

More money equals more problems and the comedy/drama around that rise to fame is what makes this story bounce. It's that microscopic examination of what happens when you “make it out" that makes this Starz original series "one to watch."

When Cab's cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn (Ronreaco Lee) relocates to Georgia (to participate in his journey to success) they both confront the challenges of balancing their colorful family and upholding those inherited values.

Their roots are planted inside an impoverished community and it's those experiences that shape them for better or worse.

In the end, this series has created powerful,and unforgettable characters that wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love and loyalty.

The cast also includes Erica Ash  as M-Chuck, the sister of Cam  and Tichina Arnold as Cassie, Cam’s mother and Mike Epps (“Being Mary Jane") as Cam’s Uncle Julius.

“Survivor’s Remorse” premieres Saturday, October 4th at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on STARZ with a six-episode season. It's executive produced by actor/writer Michael O' Malley, who played Burt on the series "Glee"—a role that was created for him by Ryan Murphy. 

Here's what Mr. Usher and Mr. Lee shared about working in Hollywood.

myNewYorkeye: Are there any similarities between you and your character?

Jessie Usher: Yes, Cab is new to the game and this is my first leading role. So, I connect with the pressure. He's also has a giving heart and I'm also very close to my family. I still live at home  with my parents.

Ronreaco Lee: There are a few parallels with Reggie. I am cautious and always thinking and planning ahead.  I'm the "consilleri" ( Robert Duvall) character.

myNewYorkeye: I enjoyed the dialogue, it flowed.  Can you give me some insight?

Ronreaco Lee: One of the most exciting elements about the series is the writing.  The show runner is Michael O' Malley.  He's also earned an Emmy nomination for his role as Burt on "Glee."

Jessie Usher: Michael is wonderful to work with.  The pacing of the show and the camaraderie that he makes happen, it just inspires you to want the best from yourself.

myNewYorkeye: I'm getting the strongest sense that you both aspire for careers behind the camera. Correct?

Ronreaco Lee: Correct,  The writing drew me to this project and Michael is an excellent show-runner. He has the actors and the show's best interest firmly in hand. That's a solid quality. 

John Nelson, our first AD also makes the working experience special.

myNewYorkeye: The series feels cinematic. Why?

Ronreaco Lee: Good eye Lapacazo, Our director of photography Oliver (from "Scandal") really knows how to make every frame beautiful. It's by design not accident.

myNewYorkeye: You both spoke about being "ahead of the game" —elaborate.

Jessie Usher: I'm falling in love with the art of the DP (director of photography). I'm working on that journey. 

Ronreaco Lee: I'm on the directing path. I'm paying my dues. Matt Nicks, who is a show runner and creator of "Burn Notice" noticed that I really wanted to direct, so he extended an invitation to shadow a director.  It was a tremendous opportunity and that's part of my creative journey.  I also feel the stage calling.

myNewYorkeye: I'm feeling an EGOT for you both. Well maybe not the "Grammy" so well make up our own word to describe the winning circle.

First Look Images from Marvel's Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix in 2015 - Available Now

FIRST LOOK Images from "MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL," the highly-anticipated live action 13-episode show will premiere in 2015 in all territories where Netflix is available. Images are available now on and materials from New York Comicon (NYCC) also available on shortly.

About the Show:

"Marvel's Daredevil" follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

Marvel's first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus," "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," "Angel") and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods," "Lost," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," in addition to writing the first two episodes of "Marvel's Daredevil"), along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Smallville," "Heroes"). "Marvel's Daredevil" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

NEW Confirmed Casting Announced out of New York Comicon:

New confirmed casting out of NYCC: Ayelet Zurer ("Vanessa Marianna"), Vondie Curtis Hall ("Ben Urich"), Bob Gunton ("Leland Owlsley") and Toby Leonard Moore ("Wesley").  These four stars join Charlie Cox (“Matt Murdock”), Deborah Ann Woll (“Karen Page”), Elden Henson (“Foggy Nelson”), with Rosario Dawson (who role was revealed as “Claire Temple”) and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Wilson Fisk”) in the critically-lauded cast of Marvel’s Daredevil

About the Iconic Costume:

Marvel's Daredevil first costume is inspired by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s seminal Daredevil: Man Without Fear, a series that is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential Daredevil stories of all time. The image harkens back to the original art by Romita Jr. that inspired the costume. 

NYCC Footage

Footage will be available on

For more information in the coming weeks, please go to or check out our social handles @Marvel and @Daredevil or



Season 4 of Key and Peele’s outrageously funny and unapologetically smart series, “Key and Peele,” roars back to Comedy Central Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Happy days are here again! If you haven’t caught on to the fact I’m a fan, let me state it plain: I’m a fan! These savvy businessmen can also wear the tag “comic genius” with ease. And if you’re not familiar with Key and Peele by now, what the hell’s the matter with you?

Keegan-Michael Key (married, 43 years old, from Detroit) and Jordan Peele (single, 35 years old, from New York City) first met at a sketch club in Chicago, and then worked together on “Mad TV,” creating comedy with such a signature style of sketch writing and performance dynamics that it demands that you keep eyeballs on them at all times.

This year, they were named to Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list. They were also featured on the cover of the magazine’s “Ideas” issue. They also won a prestigious Peabody Award, which honors programming excellence.

On their busy press tour to highlight their new season, I got the opportunity to chat with the dynamic duo. It sounds easy, but a cellphone battery drama had me begging—in the rain—for Harlem store owners to let me get a quickie charge.

A final text from the tense publicist, chastising me on my tardiness that simply said, “This isn’t good,” motivated me to reframe, and I placed myself inside a Key and Peele sketch scenario.

“Yo!” I shouted at a deli owner, whose Arabic rap music was blasting through the door. “Charge me quick. I’m late for a Key and Peele.” My Brown brother didn’t miss a beat. He replied, “Brazilian [waxing] is better.” Then he added, “Naw, Comedy Central funny men—I know.”

Saved by the healing power of comedy and it’s ability to connect cultures, my interview proceeded.

Here’s what Key and Peele had to share about their new season on Comedy Central and what’s in their Netflix queue.

myNewYorkeye: Brothers, I’m sorry for the delay. My battery died and I was thrust into the 1980s. After the Time magazine coverage, do people know you by your full names?

Peele: People still don’t really know our names: Who’s Keegan? Who’s Jordan? But just this past year, there’s been a difference. We feel very lucky.

myNewYorkeye: Wow, y’all did have a bonus year! What are your favorite characters to play?

Peele: Meegan. Definitely her. I love her and it’s nice to get in touch with my femme side. It’s liberating not to always have to feel “manly.” I work to make her look pretty, even down to her heels, which are terrible to walk in. Like really, what’s that about?

myNewYorkeye: Heels? Don’t get me started! A cruel, sadistic invention by men to dominate women and make it hella hard to run! What about you, Key?

Key: No heels for me. My favorite character is Mr. Garvey, the substitute teacher. He’s clueless to his environment and just doesn’t understand the cultural clues that are all around him. He’s so afraid of the kids trying to “get over on him” that he’s missing every opportunity to connect. He’s single-minded and utterly un-PC. That also makes playing the character liberating. He doesn’t think, but he speaks—a lot.

myNewYorkeye: Your comedy is built on layers of communication, with body language being front and center. Crafted or all improv?

Key: Both. Our sketches are carefully scripted, so thank you for that observation. The funny is in layers, and the body language is definitely part of it.

myNewYorkeye: I’m getting a text from your PR rep to wrap to up. So, last question: What’s in your Netflix queue?

Key: Oh boy. Man, that’s hard. Let me think.

At this point, the conversation had become blended and peppered with laughter and the type of cross-talk that’s associated with long friendships.

Key: Counting backward, the third favorite spot is held by “BoJack Horseman,” “House of Cards” and a documentary about death ­row­—it was fascinating. I think it was called “Into the void.” I was just saying to my wife, “If that type of behavior was in a script, no one would buy it.” Then, it made me think: Is this behavior authentic, or is it just because the cameras are there?

Peele: Human beings never cease to fascinate. OK, in my cue, “Attack on Titans,” “House of Cards” and the documentary called “Let It Burn.”