Hollywood breakdown

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Matt Belloni, executive editor of the Hollywood Reporter joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • Netflix was the first up to present at this year's Television Critics Association press tour. Ted Sarandos said that the $6 billion Netflix has spent so far is not the ceiling, and that they will continue to spend to create more content. He also announced several renewals for shows the critics were never crazy about, Flaked and Real Rob, but without ratings the public has no way of knowing how many people watch these shows.
  • We do know how many people watch critical favorites like Mr. Robot and UnReal, and it's not many. Still, networks seem to be willing to spend and market 24/7 to perfectly craft their brand and create prestige.
  • It's the battle of shows about singing in cars! CBS is selling a version of Carpool Karaoke (sans host James Corden) to Apple Music, and Spike is making their own version, a clear ripoff, called Caraoke Showdown.



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