Hollywood News Banter

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TV Guide magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • Quentin Tarantino attended a rally protesting police brutality, and police unions are not happy. They're calling for a boycott of Tarantino's upcoming film The Hateful Eight, but it's doubtful they'll be able to make much of an economic impact. Tarantino is standing by his statements, reminding people that he did not call all cops murderers and that he has First Amendment rights.
  • It hasn't been a great fall for the broadcast networks, but strangely, there have been no cancellations. Several series have had their episode orders cut back though. This year it seems like "trimmed" is the new "canceled."
  • The explosion in streaming TV services continues. Jon Stewart announced a four-year deal with HBO where he'll be making digital shorts for HBO Go and HBO Now. And a new Star Trek series is coming to CBS in 2017, but only via their streaming service, CBS All Access.
Credits

Guest:
Michael Schneider - Senior editor at Variety - @Franklinavenue

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker