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Star Trek Captain Alex Kurtzman Extends TV Pact With CBS Studios to 2026

Alex Kurtzman, the prolific producer who pilots the Star Trek franchise for CBS Studios and Paramount Plus, has extended his exclusive overall TV deal with the ViacomCBS units through 2026. Kurtzman’s Secret...

Rodney Alcala, Serial Killer Who Once Appeared on ‘The Dating Game,’ Dies at 77

Rodney Alcala, the serial murderer who became known as the “Dating Game Killer” because of his 1978 appearance on the game show, died July 24 at a hospital near California’s Corcoran state...

CBS Fires Station Chiefs in Los Angeles and Chicago Following Misconduct Probe

CBS has ousted the leaders of its O&O stations in Los Angeles and Chicago after concluding a six-month investigation into misconduct claims at the CBS Television Stations group. Jay Howell is out...

HBO Max Banks on ‘Phenomenal’ 2022 Content Slate to Offset Loss of New Warner Bros. Movies

The movies have done their job for HBO Max. The steady stream of new Warner Bros. theatrical releases landing on HBO Max this year as day-and-date theatrical and streaming premieres has delivered...

‘It Knocks You Out’: Rich Eisen Says His COVID-19 Experience Is Tale of Vaccine Triumph

Rich Eisen thought he was about to head off a long-planned vacation to Italy earlier this month, but he wound up being quarantined in a Boston hotel room for 10 days after...

‘We’re Not Going Away’: The Definitive Oral History of How Stephen Colbert Spent 15 Months Shooting ‘Late Show’ Virtually

The tales are starting to be told. Every topical daily television show produced during the height of the coronavirus clampdown has emerged with stories of on-air experimentation, on-the-fly innovations, near misses and...

Netflix Leaders Happy as ‘One-Product Company’ Amid Industry M&A Fervor

The message from Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos was crystal clear: Don’t expect Netflix to jump into the media M&A frenzy just because everyone else is. Netflix’s co-CEOs exhibited their usual cool...

Hollywood Studios, Unions Reach Tentative Deal to Relax COVID Safety Protocols

Hollywood’s largest studios and unions have come to terms on a tentative short-term deal to relax some of the COVID safety protocols that were put in place last year to allow movie...

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