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Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
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Cable News Channel Fusion Searches For Its Audience

ABC and Univision launched Fusion a year ago. The channel was designed to appeal to young Hispanics who consume content in English. Fusion pivoted immediately, hoping to appeal to all millennials.
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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
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Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.
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Nielsen To Rate Streaming Services, Assault Allegations Haunt Cosby

Nielsen, the company that measures broadcast and cable ratings, will begin using its technology to calculate the viewership of streaming services like Netflix. Also, Bill Cosby projects are canceled.
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NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

There was more fallout for actor comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, following renewed allegations about sexual misconduct. NBC said it was cancelling plans for a comedy it was developing with Cosby.
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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations of rape against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move late Tuesday, shelving a comedy special.
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Jon Stewart On The 'Daily Show': 'I'm Still Really Proud Of The Work We Do'

Stewart talks about his future hosting the show known for its political satire. "It is unclear to me," he tells Fresh Air. "The minute I say I'm not going to do it anymore, I will miss it like crazy."
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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.
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Holy Smokes 'Batman,' The '60s Series Is Out On DVD

Various rights issues kept the original Batman from home-video release until now. Young viewers may be surprised by its pop-art sensibility, vibrant colors — and that it was played for laughs.

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