CBS Makes Streaming News Available to Affiliates

Any news junkie in need of a live-Information fix can toggle on to any number of streaming news outlets. Now, TV stations affiliated with CBS can do the same.

CBS News told affiliates in a memo Tuesday that it would allow them to use live coverage from its Cbsn streaming-video hub to keep news events on the air even when the network’s traditional reports had come to an end.

On Tuesday, for example, CBS News provided continuous live coverage of the impeachment hearings from Cbsn to news affiliates for linear broadcasts, as well as in its own digital outlets.

Emilia Clarke Says She’s Been Pressured to Do Nude Scenes After ‘Game of Thrones’
Emilia Clarke Says She’s Been Pressured to Do Nude Scenes After ‘Game of Thrones’

Emilia Clarke revealed that she’s been pressured to do nude scenes on projects following her role as the occasionally nude Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones.” Now a seasoned actor, Clarke is quick to shut down producers who won’t respect her boundaries.

“I’m a lot savvier with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing,” Clarke said in a recent episode of Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast. “I’ve had fights on set before where I’m like, ‘No, the sheet stays up,’ and they’re like, ‘You don’t wanna disappoint your ‘Game of Thrones’ fans.

Emilia Clarke Reveals Pressure to Do Nude Scenes, Was Urged Not to 'Disappoint Game of Thrones Fans'
Emilia Clarke Reveals Pressure to Do Nude Scenes, Was Urged Not to 'Disappoint Game of Thrones Fans'

The Mother of Dragons is speaking out about her Game of Thrones nude scenes… and the battles she’s had since to stay covered up on camera.

In an interview on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, Emilia Clarke — who starred as Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO fantasy epic — revealed that in the years since Game of Thrones made her a household name, she’s become “a lot more savvy about what I’m comfortable with, and what I am Ok with doing,” as far as onscreen nudity goes. She even recalled having fights on the sets of other projects “where I’m like,

You Have No Excuse Not to Watch Elf This Year Thanks to AMC's Stacked Holiday Schedule

There are millions of turkeys that are still to be carved, but it is already time to dig into the holiday viewing spirit. AMC and IFC are the latest networks to unveil their festive programming for this season, and it means a lot more chances to watch Elf. The Will Ferrell-led comedy will air a

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Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Says She Felt Pressured to Do Nude Scenes

Game of Thrones was known for an abundance of nudity throughout the series, especially in earlier seasons. Now, Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, is speaking out about the nude scenes she filmed for HBO's popular series, saying she felt pressured on set.

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TV News Roundup: Mira Sorvino, Rory Culkin Join Quibi Series ‘Emma’
TV News Roundup: Mira Sorvino, Rory Culkin Join Quibi Series ‘Emma’

In today’s TV news roundup, Quibi announces new cast members for horror series “Emma” and Nickelodeon renews “Blue’s Clues and You!”

Castings

Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Rory Culkin have been cast in supporting roles in Quibi’s latest horror series “Emma.” The two are joined by Hannah Murray (“Game of Thrones”) and Michael Gaston (“Man in the High Castle”) who will appear in recurring roles. “Emma” follows the dark journey of a young woman (AnnaSophia Robb) down on her luck and pregnant under mysterious circumstances who must deal with the increasingly disturbing effects of her pregnancy,

The Conners Recap: Behold, Season 2's Best Episode (So Far)
The Conners Recap: Behold, Season 2's Best Episode (So Far)

Tensions between Jackie/Becky and Darlene over the potential revival of the Lunch Box came to a boil in Tuesday’s brutally funny, Thanksgiving-themed Conners, triggering an act of violence not-so-subtly foreshadowed in the episode’s title, “Slappy Holidays.”

After getting coerced by guilt-trippers-for-hire Mark and Mary, Jackie and Becky reluctantly agree to hit pause on their feud with Darlene and attend Thanksgiving dinner at the main house. As if the chances for fireworks at the gathering were not already sky-high, Dan extends an invitation to gal-pal Louise (Katey Sagal), to which she playfully responds, “You want me at Thanksgiving…

The Voice Top 13 Results Show Recap: Were the Right 2 Singers Sent Packing?
The Voice Top 13 Results Show Recap: Were the Right 2 Singers Sent Packing?

Two singers’ luck was set to run out during The Voice’s Top 13 results show Tuesday. And based on TVLine’s post-recap poll Monday, those singers were going to be Team Kelly’s Shane Q, who’d been losing momentum since his strongish start in the Blinds, and Team Gwen’s Myracle Holloway, who’d done Ok Monday but hasn’t connected with viewers like, say, Team Legend’s Will Breman (who’d had a terrible night but is just so damn endearing!).

Before we found out if it really was Shane and Myracle who were headed home, we were

You May Want to Rewatch The Flash's Theater Scene for Clues About the Rest of the Season

When The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace announced that Season 6 would change the format of the show, splitting it up into two separate parts, we figured it would be a fun way to reinvigorate the aging show. What we didn't expect is to find that the first half of the season would turn into an Easter

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This Is Us Boss Sheds Light on the Latest Pearson Family Rift

As to be expected, the Pearson family Thanksgiving in Season 4 of This Is Us was full of drama. Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) fight from the previous episode escalated in the fall finale before Rebecca finally admitted that she might need to see a doctor, though an ominous

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This Is Us Fall Finale Recap: We Gather Together, Amid All the Stressing
This Is Us Fall Finale Recap: We Gather Together, Amid All the Stressing

Forget the turkey. This Is Us‘ Season 4 Thanksgiving episode gives us something far meatier to chew on during the winter hiatus: a short but troubling flash-forward that cements Rebecca’s dementia storyline. (Oh, and the ep also serves up copious amounts of shrimp. But we’ll get to that in a moment.)

The Pearson family’s holiday gathering is even more complicated than it normally is, “with all the birth moms and long-lost uncles” — as Beth puts it — in attendance. But running underneath everything is Randall’s mounting worry that his mother’s memory problem isn’t the mere annoyance she claims it is.

This Is Us: [Spoiler] Is Engaged? And Expecting?! Ep Unpacks the Fall Finale
This Is Us: [Spoiler] Is Engaged? And Expecting?! Ep Unpacks the Fall Finale

Before we get into the worrisome aspects of This Is Us‘ fall finale, it appears congratulations are in order… or they will be.

Tuesday’s episode of the family drama included a peek into the Pearsons’ life nine months from now, around the time of The Big Three’s 40th birthdays. And in that mini-flash-forward, we learned that Kevin is engaged and his as-yet-unnamed-and-unseen fianceé is pregnant.

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‘Coyote’: Juan Pablo Rabo To Co-Star In Paramount Network Drama Series
‘Coyote’: Juan Pablo Rabo To Co-Star In Paramount Network Drama Series

Exclusive: Six and Narcos alum Juan Pablo Raba is set as a lead opposite Michael Chiklis in Paramount Network’s Coyote, a one-hour scripted drama series from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV. It’s slated to premiere in 2020.

Written by David Graziano (American Gods), Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert (Mr. Woodcock), Coyote is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Raba will play El Oso, head of a small family Cartel in Mexico, El Oso is something of an anomaly. Charming and impeccably dressed,

‘Vikings’ Spinoff Series ‘Valhalla’ Picked Up by Netflix
‘Vikings’ Spinoff Series ‘Valhalla’ Picked Up by Netflix

Netflix has given a series order to a sequel to the History Channel epic “Vikings,” the streamer announced Tuesday.

The follow-up series, titled “Vikings: Valhalla,” will be set 100 years after the events of the original show. Per Netflix, “Valhalla” will follow “the most famous Vikings who ever lived,” including Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.

Vikings” creator Michael Hirst will return as an executive producer on the series

Record Number of TV Episodes Directed by Women or Directors of Color (Study)

According to the Directors Guild of America, the TV industry has made major gains in terms of diversity.

Half of all TV episodes in the 2018-19 season were directed by women or directors of color for the first time, according to a DGA report released on Tuesday.

The DGA’s episodic television director inclusion report noted that the overall percentage of women and people of color had increased from last year’s prior high of 42.5%, and from 21% five years ago. The percentage of episodes directed by women grew to a record 31%, more than doubling in the past five years. The

Chicago Fire Sneak Peek: Watch Casey and Dawson's 'Awkward' Reunion

“Dawsey” fans, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here: TVLine has a sneak peek at the former Chicago Fire couple’s first scene together since Gabby Dawson left for Puerto Rico in the Season 7 premiere.

In the above video from this Wednesday’s fall finale (NBC, 9/8c), a surprised Casey spots his ex-wife (played by ex-series regular Monica Raymund) in front of Otis’ memorial at the firehouse, which is Dawson’s first stop upon returning to the Windy City. “I wanted to see —” she starts to tell Casey when a call rings out, interrupting their chat.

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Live+7 Ratings for Week of Nov. 4: ‘The Little Mermaid Live’ Outswims the Competition

“The Little Mermaid Live” continues to perform swimmingly in the TV ratings.

The ABC musical topped all non-football shows for the week of Nov. 4, growing 34% from its Live+Same Day rating and 30% in total viewership to finish with a 3.4 and 11.7 million total viewers. That represents pretty substantial growth for a live event given that, for instance, Fox’s “Rent” only gained roughly 730,000 total viewers to “Little Mermaid”‘s 2.7 million. “Little Mermaid Live” was the third most watched show of the week, behind only “FBI” and “NCIS” on CBS.

The Masked Singer” came second in the 18-49 demo with a 3.0 after seven days of delayed viewing,

V Wars Trailer: Ian Somerhalder Is Netflix's New Vampire Slayer
V Wars Trailer: Ian Somerhalder Is Netflix's New Vampire Slayer

Another war is brewing between humans and vampires, and this time, Ian Somerhalder is fighting on our side. Netflix has released the first official trailer for V Wars, a sci-fi thriller based on the comics by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry.

V Wars stars Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) as Dr. Luther Swann, a scientist who “enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these ‘vampires.

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Photos: Part 2 Brings Kevin Conroy's Bruce Wayne, Iris/Lois, Kingdom Come Superman

There’s a lot to look at in the second batch of photos from The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Arrowverse crossover event.

For one, Part 2 aka the Batwoman episode features veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy as one Earth’s future Bruce Wayne (though I am open to theories on the costume he is wearing over his Tom Ford suit). We also get a glimpse of the Lois Lane/Iris West-Allen team-up that has been teased, plus some official snaps of Brandon Routh’s Kingdom Come Superman. (Click here to review the attached photo gallery.)

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Kevin Hart Sets Netflix Docu-Series ‘Don’t F–k This Up’
Kevin Hart Sets Netflix Docu-Series ‘Don’t F–k This Up’

Kevin Hart is expanding his partnership with Netflix with a new six-part documentary series named “Don’t F–k This Up.”

Hart’s Hartbeat Productions will produce alongside Lionsgate, Makemake, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Magical Elves, with the show set to debut on Netflix on Dec. 27.

It will follow the comedian’s day-to-day lifestyle as he tackles what it means to be a partner, father, role model, and business man as well as offer an inside look at some of the major moments he endured within the last year. That includes the now-infamous Oscars debacle following the resurfacing of Hart’s previous homophobic comments.

America's Got Talent: The Champions Reveals 40 Acts Returning in Season 2

Giving new meaning to “all the world’s a stage,” NBC is bringing back 40 of the planet’s most talented acts for a second round of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, including several fan-favorite finalists from Agt‘s most recent season.

The network on Tuesday announced that the following acts from Talent franchises worldwide will assemble on Monday, Jan. 6 (8/7c) for a shot at the Champions crown. (You can click here for a closer look at each of them.)

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Tom Welling's Clark Kent Is a Sexy Lumberjack in New Crisis on Infinite Earths Photos

Somebody saaaaaave us -- more photos of Crisis on Infinite Earths have arrived, and these Batwoman photos include our first official look at Smallville's Tom Welling as he reprises his role as Clark Kent. Doesn't it just give you chills?

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9 Hallmark Christmas Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

There are tons of other networks and streaming services delivering holiday cheer this year, but Hallmark still takes the crown when it comes to Christmas content. The network's annual Countdown to Christmas series is now in full swing, with a bunch of your teen crushes starring in this year's film

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Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci Join Showtime ‘Yellowjackets’ Pilot

Showtime’s “Yellowjackets” pilot is rounding out its cast.

The network has announced that “Camping” star Juliette Lewis and original “Addams Family” actor Christina Ricci have boarded the project as series regulars, joining already announced cast members Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress and Jasmin Savoy Brown.

Yellowjackets” tells the story of a team of talented high school girls soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to warring, cannibalistic clans, while at the same time tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later.

NBCUniversal Sets Molly Solomon to Oversee Olympics Production, Replacing Jim Bell

NBC’s Tokyo Olympics has a new contestant.

Molly Solomon, a veteran sports producer who has been with NBC since 1990, has been tapped as the new executive producer of NBCUniversal’s Olympics broadcast, one of the most important production jobs at the Comcast-owned media conglomerate. She begins her new role immediately, with just months to go before NBCU telecast the 2020 Olympics from Tokyo.

She will oversee all day-to-day editorial production of NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Games, as well as the company’s Olympic Channel cable outlet. She will continue to oversee production of NBC Sports Group’s Golf Channel as well,

TVLine Items: Back to Life Renewed, Glee Vet Visits The Bold Type and More
TVLine Items: Back to Life Renewed, Glee Vet Visits The Bold Type and More

Showtime is going Back to Life again, handing the British comedy series a Season 2 renewal.

Co-created by and starring Daisy Haggard (Episodes), the BBC Three co-production follows Miri Matteson, “who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large,” per the official synopsis.

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Kevin Hart Sets Docuseries ‘Don’t F**k This Up’ At Netflix
Kevin Hart Sets Docuseries ‘Don’t F**k This Up’ At Netflix

Stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart is set to give a behind-the-scenes look at his life in the forthcoming six-part Netflix documentary series Don’t F**k This Up. The series will launch globally on December 27.

In the new docuseries, Hart will be an open book, giving unprecedented access to his life over the past year. We’ll get to see the trials and tribulations he faces as a father, partner, role-model and business-man as he reflects on the events that have shaped his life and made him into the person he is today. Through interviews with his friends and family, archival footage and personal anecdotes, the series will include a look at his day-to-day life, the fall out from the Oscar hosting controversy, his marriage, and, of course, his career. The series is produced by Hartbeat Productions, Lionsgate, Makemake, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Magical Elves.

This continues Hart’s relationship with the streaming giant.

‘American Idol’ Set To Bring Back Three Former Contestants For Season 18
‘American Idol’ Set To Bring Back Three Former Contestants For Season 18

American Idol is planning to give three contestants from past seasons another shot at stardom.

The ABC singing competition made the announcement today on Twitter, then revealed the names of the three fan favorites during this evening’s episode of Dancing With the Stars. The lucky singers are Logan Johnson (Season 17), Layla Spring (Season 16) and Shawn Robinson (Season 17).

Each will tape an audition at iconic Whisky a Go Go nightclub in West Hollywood. Idol is teaming up with the American Music Awards to air the auditions during the awards show on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8:00 p.m. Et on ABC. Viewers will then get to pick their favorite audition at http://www.AmericanIdol.com/vote.

The winner will be revealed on the season finale of Dancing With The Stars on Monday, November 25.

When Idol returns for its third season on ABC and 18th season overall, Ryan Seacrest will be back as host.

‘The Lord Of the Rings’ Series Gets Early Season 2 Renewal By Amazon, Sets Season 1 Hiatus
‘The Lord Of the Rings’ Series Gets Early Season 2 Renewal By Amazon, Sets Season 1 Hiatus

Exclusive: As pre-production on Amazon Studios’ high-profile Lord Of the Rings TV series is gearing up in New Zealand, the streamer is moving ahead with an early Season 2 renewal for the sprawling adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels. As part of that, Amazon has commissioned the reassembling of the writers room to break the second season. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke confirmed to Deadline the news that the second season of Lotr is already in the works during the company’s holiday party Sunday night at the H Club in Hollywood.

Amazon Studios acquired global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings in a blockbuster November 2017 deal. It included a multi-season commitment to a Lotr series as well as a potential spinoff series. Still, each consecutive season after the first has to be formally greenlighted by the streaming network.

The early Season 2 pickup is good news for fans

‘The Mandalorian’ Demand Surges in Debut Week But Trails ‘Stranger Things,’ DC’s ‘Titans’
‘The Mandalorian’ Demand Surges in Debut Week But Trails ‘Stranger Things,’ DC’s ‘Titans’

Confirming the pre-launch hype, Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian” swooped into the No. 3 spot on a ranking of the most in-demand digital originals among U.S. viewers after its debut, according to new data.

For the week of Nov. 10-16, “The Mandalorian” — the first live-action series in the Star Wars universe — notched nearly 40 million “demand expressions,” according to research firm Parrot Analytics. In addition, in its first four days, the show had stronger U.S. demand than four of 2019’s biggest streaming originals: Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” “When They See Us” and “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” and Amazon Prime Video’s “Good Omens,” per Parrot.

At the same time, “The Mandalorian” registered less than 40% of the demand of Netflix’s supernatural hit “Stranger Things” over the same time period and was behind DC Universe’s live-action “Titans,” which was renewed for season 3 last week, according to the research firm’s data.

‘The Watch’: ‘Pennyworth’s Anna Chancellor & ‘Outlander’s James Fleet Join BBC America’s Terry Pratchett Adaptation
‘The Watch’: ‘Pennyworth’s Anna Chancellor & ‘Outlander’s James Fleet Join BBC America’s Terry Pratchett Adaptation

Pennyworth’s Anna Chancellor and Outlander’s James Fleet have joined the cast of BBC America’s The Watch, based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

The pair are the latest actors to join the BBC Studios and Narrativia-produced series, joining lead Richard Dormer.

Chancellor stars as Lord Vetinari, The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, and architect of the city’s normalized wrongness and ramshackle system of governance, while Fleet stars as The Archchancellor, wizard, magical advisor, and the Head of the Unseen University.

Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalized, The Watch is a “punk rock” drama. The eight-part series centers on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe.

Elsewhere, Ingrid Oliver (Doctor Who) stars as the Head of The Assassins’ Guild, Doctor Cruces. Ruth Madeley (The Rook) stars as the wiry Throat,

StarzPlay Buys Erotic Thriller ‘Instinto’ and Drama Series ‘Sanctuary’ for U.K.

StarzPlay has snagged rights to Spanish-produced erotic thriller series “Instinto” and psychological thriller “Sanctuary.” The Starz streaming service has scored both series for the U.K. and for unspecified territories in Continental Europe.

Movistar Plus- and Bambu Producciones-produced “Instinto” follows Marco Mur, an attractive, successful businessman. A trauma from his past prevents him from getting emotionally involved with women, and he prefers intimate encounters in a nightclub. But when his past returns, Marco is forced to face the conflicts in his life.

The series stars Mario Casas (“The Mule”), Ingrid Garcia-Jonsson (“Beautiful Youth”), Oscar Casas (“The Orphanage”), Silvia Alonso

Kelly Macdonald to Star in Next Season of Hit British Cop Series ‘Line of Duty’
Kelly Macdonald to Star in Next Season of Hit British Cop Series ‘Line of Duty’

Kelly Macdonald will be the lead guest star in the next season of Jed Mercurio’s “Line of Duty.”

The previous season of the serialized cop drama was a ratings smash on the BBC, with the finale in May the most-watched program of the year so far in the U.K., garnering 13.7 million viewers. AMC Networks’ streamer, Acorn, has the U.S. rights.

Macdonald’s film credits include “Trainspotting,” “No Country for Old Men,” and this year’s Tiff title “Dirt Music.” On TV she recently appeared in the BBC and Netflix co-production “Giri/Haji,” from “Chernobyl” producer Sister.

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