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CBS' S.W.A.T. Premiere: Grade It!

CBS' S.W.A.T. Premiere: Grade It!
Nine times out of 10, getting a major promotion at work is cause for celebration… unless it’s a job change that will ruin your friendships with colleagues, cast a pall over your office romance and threaten to turn an entire city against you.

In the series premiere of CBS’ S.W.A.T. — a procedural drama based on the 2003 film, which itself was based on the 1970s TV show — Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson learns this the hard way. After getting tapped to lead the very S.W.A.T unit that he’s been a part of for years as a sergeant, Hondo is
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Couple Carrying Terminally Ill Baby to Term Speaks Out: ‘Once We Kiss Her and Say Goodbye, She’s Gone’

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2016 Ida Documentary Awards Nominations Include ‘13th,’ ‘The White Helmets’ and ‘Fire At Sea’

2016 Ida Documentary Awards Nominations Include ‘13th,’ ‘The White Helmets’ and ‘Fire At Sea’
With awards season gearing up, the nominees and honorees for the 2016 Ida Documentary Awards have been revealed by the International Documentary Association (Ida). The annual ceremony honors both individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking and contributions to the field, as well as recognizes the best documentary films and nonfiction series of the year.

Among the Best Feature nominees are Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” and “O.J.: Made in America” directed by Ezra Edelman. This year the Ida will also honor five outstanding filmmakers and documentary luminaries including Lyn and Norman Lear, Stanley Nelson, Ally Derks and director Nanfu Wang.

Read More: Oscars Documentary Race Heats up With 145 Features in Contention

Winners in the Best Feature and Best Short categories are voted on by Ida’s international membership. Outside screening committees of industry professionals around the world determine the winners in the other award categories.
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‘Weiner,’ ‘13th’ Among International Documentary Awards Nominees

‘Weiner,’ ‘13th’ Among International Documentary Awards Nominees
The International Documentary Assn. has nominated Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” “Cameraperson,” “Fire at Sea,” “I Am Not Your Negro,” “O.J.: Made in America” and “Weiner” for its top feature documentary award.

The awards will be held Dec. 9 at the Paramount Studios backlot in Los Angeles.

The Ida will also honor Lyn and Norman Lear with the Amicus Award for supporting documentary film and freedom of speech; Stanley Nelson with the Career Achievement Award for his extensive body of work documentary the African American experience; Ally Derks will receive the Pioneer Award in recognition of her work founding and building the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam; and Nanfu Wang will receive the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award.

“13th” documents the history of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, and the injustices African Americans endured; “Cameraperson” catalogs Kirsten Johnson’s work behind the camera; “Fire at Sea” is Gianfranco Rosi’s Italian film
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CBS Tries to Solve A Murder In First Trailer For Docu-Series ‘The Case Of JonBenet Ramsay’

True crime is all the rage in Hollywood right now. While shows like “The First 48” have been fixtures on TV for years, the popularity of Netflix’s “Making A Murderer” and FX’s “American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson” has made the genre white-hot. And now CBS is getting in the game with “The Case of JonBenét Ramsay.” […]

The post CBS Tries to Solve A Murder In First Trailer For Docu-Series ‘The Case Of JonBenet Ramsay’ appeared first on The Playlist.
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I Am Homicide: ID Announces June Series Premiere

Get episode descriptions for Investigation Discovery's new I Am Homicide TV series, premiering Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:00pm Et. This true-crime program follows homicide Detective Garry McFadden. Fans may recognize McFadden from A&E's The First 48 TV show.

Executive producing for Blackfin are Geno McDermott, Alexa Conway and Patrick Conway. Diana Sperrazza executive produces for Investigation Discovery.

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I Am Homicide: Investigation Discovery Orders New True-Crime Series

Investigation Discovery has ordered the I Am Homicide TV series. A true-crime program, I Am Homicide features Detective Garry McFadden, as he works homicide cases. McFadden has also appeared on A&E's show, The First 48. I Am Homicide is set for a June premiere.

Executive producing for Blackfin are Geno McDermott, Alexa Conway and Patrick Conway. For Investigation Discovery, Diana Sperrazza is executive producing.

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WGA East Wins Another Round in Organizing Fight With ITV

The WGA East has won another battle in its five-year campaign to unionize the writer-producers at ITV Studios, which produces such reality shows as A&E's The First 48 and TLC's Four Weddings. In the latest twist in the industry's longest running organizing saga, the company has agreed to return to the bargaining table and settled a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board on the eve of a trial that had been set to go to trial in federal court today. The…
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ABC's Madoff Miniseries Gets February Sweeps Premiere Date

ABC's Madoff Miniseries Gets February Sweeps Premiere Date
Here’s some intel you can take to the bank: ABC will air its Bernie Madoff miniseries Madoff on February 3 and 4 at 8/7c, the network announced Thursday.

The two-part event will follow the rise and crash of Madoff, played by Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), whose $65 billion Ponzi scheme was one of the largest financial scams in United States history.

RelatedJada Pinkett Smith Crime Drama (From Castle Scribe) Gets ABC Pilot Order

Per the official logline: “The miniseries explores the complicated family dynamics within the Madoff clan and exposes the motivations and mechanics behind the monumental fraud.
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Nightwatch: Season Two Premieres on A&E

The second season of A&E's Nightwatch premieres Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Given how A&E spins the ratings in its press release, it doesn't sound like Nightwatch is in immediate danger of being cancelled.

The series follows first responders in New Orleans. The Big Easy is anything but for these fire fighters, police officers and EMTs, who can field as many as 1,000 calls during the overnight shift. A&E released a dual press release for The First 48 and Nightwatch. To keep it simple, what follows is only the press release information which pertains to Nightwatch.

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The First 48: Season 15 Premieres on A&E

In an age in which so many TV shows are quickly cancelled, A&E's The First 48 will premiere its 15th season on Thursday, November 5, 2015, 9:00pm Et/Pt. The long running, non-fiction crime series kicks off with its 300th episode. The docu-series, narrated by Dion Graham, films around the U.S and features real detectives who try to locate missing persons in the crucial first 48 hours after disappearance. A&E released a dual press release for The First 48 and Nightwatch. To keep it simple, what follows is only the press release information which pertains to The First 48.

Here are The First 48 related excerpts of the A&E press release: Read More…
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Blythe Danner Set as Ruth Madoff as ABC Drama Fills Out Cast

Blythe Danner Set as Ruth Madoff as ABC Drama Fills Out Cast
ABC's Bernie Madoff scandal drama is filling out its cast. Blythe Danner has been tapped to co-star opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the multiple-episode drama inspired by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Also joining the cast are Frank Whaley, Erin Cummings and Tom Lipinski, with Raymond De Felitta (City Island) now set to direct the drama, which is being written by Ben Robbins (The First 48).  Linda Berman (Heat Wave, The Assets) and Joe Pichirallo (Hollywoodland) are on board to executive produce Madoff for ABC. The drama is

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If you're claustrophobic in 'Wayward Pines,' blame Charlie Clouser

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If you're claustrophobic in 'Wayward Pines,' blame Charlie Clouser
If you're any bit of a horror or hard rock fan, Charlie Clouser has already been in your rotation. Think, when your heart races a little more to the strains of the macabre theme to "American Horror Story," or if it's altogether stopped during this first season of "Wayward Pines." If Nine Inch Nails' "Downward Spiral"; or Marilyn Manson's solid '90s albums; or Rob Zombie, White Zombie, or select albums from A Perfect Circle, Killing Joke, Helmet or Puscifer have been in your spinlist, then Clouser has likely already left a mark on you. And if you've ever survived a "Saw" series movie, then Clouser's compositions may still be floating through your veins. The writer-musician recently wrapped on scoring aforementioned Fox show starring Matt Dillon. Today, we exclusively premiere two of Clouser's score selections from the show -- "Climb Out" and "Leaking Oil" -- and discuss just
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'America's Next Top Model' Contestant Mirjana Puhar's Murder -- Lead Detective Also a Reality Star

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The lead detective assigned to the murder case of "America's Next Top Model" star Mirjana Puhar ironically has a connection to the victim ... they're both reality TV stars. Det. Norma McKee was on A&E's "The First 48" -- a docuseries about murder investigations -- back in 2011, when she was just a rookie. The episode chronicled a double-murder investigation, her first, involving a couple that was shot point blank in their car by a backseat passenger.
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Richard Dreyfuss to Play Bernie Madoff in ABC Drama

Richard Dreyfuss to Play Bernie Madoff in ABC Drama
ABC is poised to explore the Bernie Madoff scandal. The network is teaming with Lincoln Square Productions (The Assets) for a multiple-episode drama inspired by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss will star as Madoff, the former stockbroker and fiancier convicted of fraud in the Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. See more Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2015-16 Ben Robbins (The First 48) will pen the script for the

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Earl Hayes -- Rapped About Murder-Suicide Four Years Ago

  • TMZ
Rapper Earl Hayes had thoughts of suicide long before killing his wife and himself on Monday -- back in 2010 he recorded a song with lines like, "I could just kill us both, go out with a smash."The song was called "Suicide" and it was part of a mixtape Hayes put out called "The First 48" (which also happens to be an A&E show about murder investigations). It's pretty eerie ... in the song Hayes
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Omaha Police Officer Accidentally Kills Cops Film Crew Member During Shootout

Omaha Police Officer Accidentally Kills Cops Film Crew Member During Shootout
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. In the chaotic scene that unfolded, one crew member was struck by "friendly fire" from one of the officers, a bullet slipping past his bulletproof vest and killing him, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday. The robbery suspect was also killed. The weapon he was carrying turned out to be a pellet gun, though it looked and sounded so real that both witnesses and officers were fooled,
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Omaha Police Officer Accidentally Kills Cops Film Crew Member During Shootout

Omaha Police Officer Accidentally Kills Cops Film Crew Member During Shootout
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

In the chaotic scene that unfolded, one crew member was struck by "friendly fire" from one of the officers, a bullet slipping past his bulletproof vest and killing him, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday. The robbery suspect was also killed. The weapon he was carrying turned out to be a pellet gun, though it looked and sounded so real that both witnesses and officers were fooled,
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Omaha Police Officer Accidentally Kills 'Cops' Film Crew Member During Shootout

Omaha Police Officer Accidentally Kills 'Cops' Film Crew Member During Shootout
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. In the chaotic scene that unfolded, one crew member was struck by "friendly fire" from one of the officers, a bullet slipping past his bulletproof vest and killing him, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday. The robbery suspect was also killed. The weapon he was carrying turned out to be a pellet gun, though it looked and sounded so real that both witnesses and officers were fooled,
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WGA East Slams ITV Studios America For Not Paying Overtime & Stalled Contract Talks

Profits may be up 20% at its UK parent company, but ITV Studios America today found its relationship with the Writers Guild of America East taking a steep fall. As contract talks between the two parties grind on, the scribe guild claims that ITV Studios America has been depriving about 150 of its writers and producers of up to $30,000 a year in deserved overtime pay on its unscripted shows including A&E’s The First 48, Nat Geo Wild’s Cesar 911 and TLC’s Four Weddings. The WGA East says that up until two weeks ago, the Sherman Oaks- and NYC-based company has been making employees put in 60- to 80-hour weeks without any of the compensation that are entitled to under federal and state laws. Under pressure from the guild, the company began giving associate producers overtime pay two weeks ago and not retroactively. That’s only a partial solution, says the WGA East.
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