Hollywood News Banter

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Indiewire executive editor Michael Schneider joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • Even though the television model is changing, the annual upfronts in New York are still expected to bring in $9 billion worth of advertising money.
  • At the broadcast presentations this year, what's old is new again as the networks turn to familiar intellectual property, hoping to re-do it in some form and make a splash in a crowded landscape. Familiar titles include Lethal Weapon, McGyver, Taken and Prison Break.
  • High points at the presentation included ABC's Designated Survivor and NBC's comedy The Good Place. Shows that look like they could be tough sells are two of ABC's high-concept comedies, Imaginary Mary and Downward Dog.




Kim Masters


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