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    ‘Dallas’ Star Morgan Woodward Dies at 93

    Character actor Morgan Woodward, who is known for his recurring role as Marvin “Punk” Anderson on the original “Dallas,” and in two episodes of “Star Trek” and 1967 theatrical “Cool Hand Luke, passed away Friday at the age of 93. Born Thomas Morgan Woodward on September 16, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas, Woodward’s career spanned […]

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    CBS Renews ‘Criminal Minds’ for Final Season

    CBS has renewed crime solver “Criminal Minds” for a final 10-episode 15th season in 2019-20. Comparably, that will make “Criminal Minds” the sixth longest one-hour scripted drama historically (tied with “CSI” and “ER” and behind “Gunsmoke” and “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “NCIS,” and “Grey Anatomy”). The show revolves around an elite […]

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    2018 in Broadcasting

    As we near the end of 2018, there was another record number of original scripted programming options vying for eyeballs (across all platforms) and a continued emphasis on the “when you want where you want” programming philosophy. The consumption of content, of course, is no longer reliant on a particular schedule or at home in […]

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    Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

    Oscar nominee Burt Reynolds, who is remembered for theatricals like “Deliverance,” “The Longest Yard,” Smokey and the Bandit,” “Boogie Nights” and “The Cannonball Run,” and his Emmy Award winning role on CBS sitcom “Evening Shade,” died Thursday of a heart attack at a hospital in Florida, according to multiple reports. Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. […]

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    NBC Renews Quartet of Dick Wolf Dramas

    Producer Dick Wolf is four for four in the renewal scorecard on NBC, with the network issuing renewals for next season to “Law & Order: SVU” and the trio of Chicago-set hours: “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med.” This will take “Law & Order: SVU” into season 20, which will tie “Gunsmoke” and parent […]

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    ABC Renews ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for Season 15

    ABC, not surprisingly, has picked up veteran medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” for a 15th season. The network has not confirmed how many new episodes will air in 2018-19, but the assumption is 22 to 24. “‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way,” said ABC Entertainment […]

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    CBS Renews ‘NCIS’ for Season 16

    CBS has greenlit a 16th season of primetime’s most-watched scripted drama, “NCIS.” Series star and executive producer Mark Harmon has signed a new agreement to continue with the show.   “It’s pretty simple – viewers everywhere love NCIS,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “This show speaks to viewers of all ages, in all parts of the […]

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    Erin Moran, ‘Happy Days’ Actress, Dead at 56

    Former child star Erin Moran, who is remembered for portraying Joanie Cunningham on ABC sitcom “Happy Days” and spin-off “Joanie Loves Chachi,” was found dead on Saturday morning by authorities in Indiana, according to TMZ. She was 56. Born on Oct. 18, 1960 in Burbank, California, Moran made her theatrical debut at age eight in […]

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    CBS Renews ‘Criminal Minds’ for Next Season

    CBS has issued a 13th season renewal to veteran crime solver “Criminal Minds,” with an unspecified number of new episodes ordered for 2017-18. Debuting on Sept. 22, 2005, 277 episodes have been produced by season end. Heading into season 13, “Criminal Minds” will become the 1t1th longest running scripted drama in the history of television […]

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