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Dallas lawyer US’ first black ‘Bachelorette’

A Dallas attorney made history in US light entertainment on Monday night when she graced the small screen as the US’ first black contestant on the long-running reality dating show The Bachelorette.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 18:58:40

Hit television sitcom ‘Roseanne’ returns to US screens in 2018

It was the smash-hit sitcom that entertained millions in the 1980s and 1990s and now it’s back: Roseanne will again grace US television screens in 2018, ABC has announced.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/18 17:58:39

Netflix announces first original series to be filmed in Australia

Netflix has announced on Tuesday the first ever Australian-made original drama series for the international streaming service while speculation about a price hike for Australian users continues.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 14:01:51

Lost in translation: Russia’s Channel One cuts Vladimir Putin mention from Russian-dubbed version of hit US show ‘Fargo’

Russia's state-controlled Channel One is airing the hit US series Fargo with a twist: Mentions of President Vladimir Putin have apparently been excised from the dubbed Russian translation.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/15 17:28:40

Netflix hit by Cannes ‘ban’ after cinema release row in France

The Cannes film festival effectively slapped a ban on future Netflix-backed movies Wednesday after the streaming giant refused to screen its two films in this year's competition in French cinemas.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/11 18:33:40

Passionate speeches take spotlight at MTV Movie and TV awards

Spirited speeches were front and center at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday, where the night's top winners at the usually irreverent awards show took to the stage to champion diversity and inclusion.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/8 16:38:39

Filmmakers see hope – and paralysis – 25 years after LA riots

Late in the afternoon of April 29, 1992, the looting began in south Los Angeles, quickly escalating as motorists were dragged from cars and vehicles set alight.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 18:48:39

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears in ‘Henrietta Lacks’

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

‘Painting Heart Expert’ debuts on streaming platform Sohu TV

After two years of preparation and filming, Chinese action fantasy drama series Painting Heart Expert hit streaming site Sohu TV on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:28:40

Morocco's leading TV channel airs Chinese series

Morocco's leading TV channel 2M started on Thursday airing a Chinese series dubbed into Arabic.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 8:45:53

New TV drama ‘Fighter of the Destiny’ looks to take advantage of ‘the Lu Han effect’

Adapted from the 2014 online novel of the same name, TV series Fighter of the Destiny tells the story of a fantasy world in which humans, spirits and demons co-exist.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 19:28:39

TV series ‘White Deer Plain’ taken down after first episode airs

One day after its first episode debuted on two provincial TV channels on Sunday night, the TV adaptation of the novel White Deer Plain has disappeared from the airwaves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:18:39

China's anti-corruption drama magnifies Chinese political culture for foreigners

A television series depicting China's ongoing harsh campaign to crack down on corruption is fast gaining its word-of-mouth popularity among not only Chinese households but also some foreigners residing in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/18 11:25:25

‘Journey to the West’ director Yang Jie passes away at age 88

Yang Jie, the Chinese director of the popular TV series Journey to the West, passed away on Saturday at age 88, actor Chi Zhongrui confirmed on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 17:08:40

Sohu TV looks to mesmerize viewers with ‘The Hypnotist’

Chinese streaming site Sohu TV is looking to capitalize on the popularity of murder mystery TV shows by airing its own twist on the genre.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 18:33:39

The success of Chinese anti-graft drama demonstrates power of creative freedom

Not the type of show that is traditionally popular, politically themed TV series In the Name of People has caused a craze among Chinese audience since it began airing on March 28. A number of the show's characters have become viral memes, while a few of the show's middle-aged actors such as Wu Gang have gained a following among audiences in their 20s.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 18:43:39

Streaming comedy ‘Big Forest Cafe’ capitalizes on China’s TV sitcom trend

Since the 1990s, sitcoms have proven extremely popular in China. With the rise of streaming sites in recent years, sitcoms have also become a hot trend that many streaming sites such as Sohu TV have hoped to capitalize on.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 17:13:39

Anti-corruption drama ‘In the Name of People’ tops ratings

Chinese anti-graft TV drama In the Name of People became TV’s champion Tuesday night after its first episode pulled in 2.41 percent of total viewers, according to CSM Media Research.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 18:38:40