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David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch

David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch
David Boreanaz is once again proving his primetime power. Fresh off a 12-season run on the Fox staple “Bones,” Boreanaz didn’t miss a beat: His new CBS drama, “Seal Team,” has already been given a full 22-episode first season order, and is shoo-in for a sophomore renewal.

Not many performers can brag about starring in back-to-back-to-back hits, which makes Boreanaz a TV heavy hitter on par with stars like Ted Danson and William Shatner — the rare actors who have enjoyed multiple hits on unrelated shows. Boreanaz, of course, top-lined the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff “Angel” for several years (and 110 episodes) before moving on to 246 episodes of “Bones.”

Seal Team” stars Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One team, a group deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice. The show has been consistently making the top 25 ratings among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
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David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch

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David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘Seal Team’ — Ratings Watch
David Boreanaz is once again proving his primetime power. Fresh off a 12-season run on the Fox staple “Bones,” Boreanaz didn’t miss a beat: His new CBS drama, “Seal Team,” has already been given a full 22-episode first season order, and is shoo-in for a sophomore renewal.

Not many performers can brag about starring in back-to-back-to-back hits, which makes Boreanaz a TV heavy hitter on par with stars like Ted Danson and William Shatner — the rare actors who have enjoyed multiple hits on unrelated shows. Boreanaz, of course, top-lined the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff “Angel” for several years (and 110 episodes) before moving on to 246 episodes of “Bones.”

Seal Team” stars Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One team, a group deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice. The show has been consistently making the top 25 ratings among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
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Disney CEO Touches Base On Plans For Their New Non-Marvel Franchises

With the ink now drying on Disney‘s $52.4 billion merger with 21st Century Fox, much attention has been paid to the transfer of the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights and their future inclusion in a revamped Marvel Cinematic Universe. But that deal doesn’t just buy a load of superheroes, it’s given the studio the rights to many, many other movies franchises as well and now, Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that they’ll “look carefully” at their new IP lineup to work out what they can do with it.

Other than the Marvel stuff, probably the biggest coup for Disney is getting the full rights to James Cameron’s Avatar franchise. After all, they’ve already invested in Avatar for their World of Pandora theme parks and they’ll doubtless be eager for the upcoming sequels to smash the box office as widely open as the first one did.
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Insights: The Week That Changed The Internet

If ever there was a week when the digital media landscape took a decisive turn in a new direction, it might be this week. More precisely, it might be this one decisive day, specifically Thursday, December 14, 2017.

The string of announcements, posts, and other news that arrived on Thursday paint a picture of imminent and ground-shifting change, while spotlighting companies with a chance to survive and thrive amid all that change. Let’s just review what happened, what’s coming, and what we get to celebrate (or “celebrate,” depending on your perspective) this holiday season:

First, of course, is that 3-2 FCC decision to repeal net neutrality rules that have kept online access relatively open to all comers. It’s possible that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is correct when he says reducing regulations will spark investment and competition and lead to more opportunities and better access for everyone. T-Mobile certainly believes that’s the case.
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Fox Deal Gives Disney Princesses a Bunch of New Recruits

Fox Deal Gives Disney Princesses a Bunch of New Recruits
News of Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox has been sending shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry since reports began to surface nearly a month ago. And now it's official, which means that the Disney princesses have to make room in the castle for some brand-new princesses that are moving in from Fox. Many fans have focused more on the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and whether or not Deadpool will retain his brutal verbal skills over at the House of Mouse, so the new princesses have flown under the radar. But the time is right to recognize the new Disney royalty recruits.

Though not a traditional princess, Alien's Ellen Ripley should be allowed in just for being a kick ass hero, a new kind of gritty princess that isn't scared to get her hands dirty or fire some blasters. She can hang out with Princess Leia and Captain Phasma when there's nothing pressing going on.
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The X-Files, Legion And American Horror Story Among TV Shows Hoovered Up By Disney

A vast portion of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has been offloaded to Disney.

That’s the headline that continues to send shockwaves across the four corners of the Internet, and the Mouse House is just getting started. Having drawn up tentative plans to consolidate its newly-acquired Marvel characters under the one umbrella (read: the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Disney is about to redraw the superhero genre as we know it. And at least according to CEO Bob Iger, whose time with the company will extend into 2021, this cross-pollination won’t impede on Fox’s own slate of adult-oriented and, in the case of Deadpool, hilariously crude superhero flicks.

But costumed crusaders weren’t the only motivating factor behind Disney’s acquisition. As we learned mere hours ago, the House of Mouse will soon gain control of Predator, Alien and a number of other high-profile film franchises, while USA Today has
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13 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future (Photos)

13 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future (Photos)
The Simpsons” has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump’s presidency to Nobel Prize Winners. Here are 12 times the long-running comedic series got it right. Lady Gaga On the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Lady Gaga is shown suspended by cables flying over the audience at a concert. Well surprise, surprise because at the Super Bowl Li’s halftime show, Gaga descended from the stadium’s roof with suspension cables wearing pretty much the same outfit on her episode. 2016 Nobel Prize Winner In a 2010 episode, Milhouse predicted that Bengt R. Holmstrom would win the Nobel Prize in Economics and sure.
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‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy 21st Century Fox Back in 1998

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy 21st Century Fox Back in 1998
What cultural phenomenon will “The Simpsons” prove true next? “The Simpsons” predicted that Disney would purchase 21st Century Fox, which was then known as 20th Century Fox, nearly two decades before the companies announced a $52.4 billion merger on Thursday. The screen-grab below features a billboard with the iconic logo and the words “A Division of Walt Disney Co.” underneath. It’s from the Season 10 episode “When You Dish Upon a Star,” which aired on Nov. 8, 1998 and featured Homer meeting with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Also Read: Watch the Best Solar Eclipse Gag Ever Courtesy of 'The Simpsons' (Video) If the.
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Deadpool Will Stay R-Rated, Disney Considering Other R-Rated Marvel Movies

Deadpool Will Stay R-Rated, Disney Considering Other R-Rated Marvel Movies
Disney's Bob Eiger went on ABC's Good Morning America (also owned by Disney) to discuss the recent merger with 21st Century Fox. The news has been rumored for weeks, but it is now confirmed and many Marvel fans outside of the McU are scared at what might happen to the gritty movies including Deadpool and the recently released Logan. Deadpool was the first R-rated superhero movie to come out and decimate that box office and Logan followed suit, but left the vulgar jokes behind. Critics and fans applauded Fox for having the guts to step up and make the R-rated movies as well as the success that both movies saw at the box office. Now that Disney owns them, will they get sanitized?

Bob Eiger revealed that Disney is mulling over the possibility of an R-rated division of Marvel, which would be out of character for the Mouse House. Eiger
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Disney/Fox Deal: How The Battle to Beat Netflix Starts Today, What Happens to the Fox Network, And Other Burning Questions

Rupert Murdoch is cashing out. The idea of 21st Century Fox being consumed by Disney in a $52.4 billion all-stock deal has shocked Hollywood, where industry players never thought they’d see the powerful Fox behemoth be largely consumed, rather than do the consuming. But as one insider noted, Murdoch is looking toward his final legacy — and turning in his chips while the getting’s good.

“Rupert is 86. He’s looking toward setting up [his family],” one observer said. The industry is rapidly changing, and as the Disney deal currently values the 21st Century Fox assets at more than $66 billion, it’s probably never going to get better than that. Fox shareholders, including the Murdochs, could hold around 25 percent of a new mega-Disney, which will now be supremely positioned to face off with Netflix and other giants in the new media landscape.

The Murdochs got their start in the newspaper business, so it
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Disney/Fox Deal: How The Battle to Beat Netflix Starts Today, What Happens to the Fox Network, And Other Burning Questions

Rupert Murdoch is cashing out. The idea of 21st Century Fox being consumed by Disney in a $52.4 billion all-stock deal has shocked Hollywood, where industry players never thought they’d see the powerful Fox behemoth be largely consumed, rather than do the consuming. But as one insider noted, Murdoch is looking toward his final legacy — and turning in his chips while the getting’s good.

“Rupert is 86. He’s looking toward setting up [his family],” one observer said. The industry is rapidly changing, and as the Disney deal currently values the 21st Century Fox assets at more than $66 billion, it’s probably never going to get better than that. Fox shareholders, including the Murdochs, could hold around 25 percent of a new mega-Disney, which will now be supremely positioned to face off with Netflix and other giants in the new media landscape.

The Murdochs got their start in the newspaper business, so it
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‘The Simpsons’ Creators Respond to Disney-Fox Deal in a Very Homer Way

‘The Simpsons’ Creators Respond to Disney-Fox Deal in a Very Homer Way
Welcome to the family, man! “The Simpsons” team took to Twitter on Thursday morning to give the classic cartoon’s initial reaction to the announcement Disney had bought their home — 21st Century Fox — for $52.4 billion in stock. An illustration drawn by creator Matt Groening was tweeted by executive producer Matt Selman, writer James L. Brooks and more of “The Simpsons” family, showing Mickey Mouse getting choked by Homer Simpson as Bart Simpson looks on in glee. The massive deal, which was announced Thursday, will bring not just “The Simpsons,” but many Fox properties over to the Disney empire, namely its.
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The Walt Disney Company to Acquire 21st Century Fox & Many of its Entertainment Properties

A major shift in the cinema landscape was made today with the huge news that The Walt Disney Company is set to acquire 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock. The major move will bring many movies, TV series, and distribution companies under the Disney umbrella, including Deadpool, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four.

While the massive acquisition is expected to take up to 18 months to be completed and approved, this holiday purchase by Disney has immediately changed the film world as we know it, with the futures of franchises now suddenly pointed in new directions on new horizons.

As we mentioned, these franchises include Deadpool, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four, all of which will now be able to join the Disney-owned Marvel cinematic universe. And while the official press release doesn't specifically name them, the acquisition should include franchises for other popular films, including Die Hard, Alien, Predator,
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‘The Simpsons’ Producers on How They Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago

‘The Simpsons’ Producers on How They Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago
The Disney-Fox merger is one of the biggest industry stories of the year, and it turns out “The Simpsons” saw it coming 19 years ago. The show has always managed to predict the future, be it Trump’s presidency or the FIFA corruption scandal, and it appears Matt Groening and company somehow knew their series would one day be owned by Disney.

Read More:Disney/Fox Deal: How The Battle to Beat Netflix Starts Today, What Happens to the Fox Network, And Other Burning Questions

In the 1998 episode “When You Dish Upon a Star,” Homer becomes the personal assistant to Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger after they leave Hollywood behind and move to Springfield. When Ron Howard comes to visit the actors, Homer pitches a time-tralveing robot movie. Later in the episode, Howard is seen pitching Homer’s script to 20th Century Fox, and the sign in front of the studio lot
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‘The Simpsons’ Producers on How They Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago

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‘The Simpsons’ Producers on How They Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago
The Disney-Fox merger is one of the biggest industry stories of the year, and it turns out “The Simpsons” saw it coming 19 years ago. The show has always managed to predict the future, be it Trump’s presidency or the FIFA corruption scandal, and it appears Matt Groening and company somehow knew their series would one day be owned by Disney.

Read More:Disney/Fox Deal: How The Battle to Beat Netflix Starts Today, What Happens to the Fox Network, And Other Burning Questions

In the 1998 episode “When You Dish Upon a Star,” Homer becomes the personal assistant to Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger after they leave Hollywood behind and move to Springfield. When Ron Howard comes to visit the actors, Homer pitches a time-tralveing robot movie. Later in the episode, Howard is seen pitching Homer’s script to 20th Century Fox, and the sign in front of the studio lot
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‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox 19 Years Ago
The Simpsons has done it again. Another prediction by the hit animated Fox series has come true. The progostication came in a Season 10, 1998 episode titled “When You Dish Upon A Star”. A scene in the episode shows the outside of the Fox studio, where “A Division Of Walt Disney Co” is written on a sign in front of the building. #21stCenturyFox pic.twitte…
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Disney Buys 21st Century Fox: What Does This Mean for Homer?! (And Other Burning Qs Answered)

Disney Buys 21st Century Fox: What Does This Mean for Homer?! (And Other Burning Qs Answered)
The Walt Disney Company has acquired 21st Century Fox in a deal valued at a staggering $52.4 billion. Word of the historic merger came bright and early on Thursday, leaving even those in the know with more questions than answers. Here are the key takeaways from the epic pact:

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Will Disney, which already owns ABC, now own Fox, too?

No. The deal does not include the Fox broadcasting network — home to The Simpsons, Family Guy, The X-Files, etc. — or Fox News. Also not included in
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Disney’s Buy: What Happens to 21st Century Fox’s Leadership, Fox Searchlight, and ‘X-Men’?

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Now that Disney is purchasing 21st Century Fox, here’s what we know: $52.4 billion will change hands, the six-studio system will now be five, and Disney will have a serious arsenal for the 2019 launch of its over-the-top streaming services. Presuming that Disney convinces the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice that the union won’t violate existing antitrust laws, here’s a look at some of the merger’s biggest questions.

What Becomes of Fox’s Leadership?

The Disney/Fox merger comes on the same day that Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits multiplexes. Who from the Fox motion picture side will go to Disney (vice-chairman Emma Watts?) and who will be free to look for a new job (Fox chairman Stacey Snider?). Disney is happy with studio steward Alan Horn and his team.

With Snider’s ex-Universal president Scott Stuber running movies at Netflix,
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