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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

Debut of daring anti-graft show 'In the Name of People' a sign that corruption genre is making a comeback

Gun fights, police sirens and car chases - this isn't some random thriller or gangster film, but the trailer for Chinese anti-graft TV drama In the Name of People, which debuts on Hunan Satellite TV on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 18:08:39

'Sesame Street' to tackle social issues with autistic muppet

Sesame Street has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 18:33:39

'The Walking Dead' promises another 100 episodes

Ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead revealed on Friday fans can expect to see its increasingly rancid zombies shambling across their screens for years to come.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:08:39

Second season of 'Above The Clouds' comes to streaming platform iQiyi on March 30

The second season of popular Chinese TV drama Above The Clouds will air on iQiyi, one of China's largest streaming sites, starting from March 30, according to a statement from iQiyi on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 18:18:39

'Big Bang Theory' sparks new prequel series about Sheldon

CBS announced on Monday it has given the green light to Young Sheldon, a prequel of its award-winning ratings smash comedy, The Big Bang Theory.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:39