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  • Networks Give Roughly 15 Times More Coverage to Women’s March Than March for Life

    Despite what was a much delayed but important avalanche of headlines about the group’s anti-Semitism, Saturday’s Women’s March still received nearly 15 times the broadcast network newscast coverage of the 47th annual March for Life that was held Friday.  Between Wednesday morning and Saturday evening, the Women’s March fetched 14 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage on the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening newscasts. This stood in stark contrast to just 58 seconds for the March for Life.

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  • Networks Spend Over 27 Minutes on Dubious BuzzFeed Trump Story

    Friday night, the Special Counsel’s office released an extremely rare statement that dismised as “not accurate” a BuzzFeed News item from Thursday night that alleged President Trump directed former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about possible construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow. Despite the fact that the story remained not confirmed by any news outlet from when it was first published to the statement from Mueller’s team, the broadcast networks devoted 27 minutes and 33...

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  • ‘NYPD Blue’: Ashley Thomas To Co-Star In ABC Sequel Pilot

    24: Legacy and Salvation alum Ashley Thomas is set as one of the leads opposite Fabien Frankel in ABC's pilot NYPD Blue, a new iteration of the iconic cop drama. The sequel centers on Theo (Frankel), the son of Dennis Franz's Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series, who tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father's murder. Like the original 1993-2005 ABC series, the follow-up revolves around a core group

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  • Showtime’s ‘SMILF’ Facing Probe From MA Politicians Over Civil Rights Violations

    A little over 48 hours before the second season of SMILF debuts, the Showtime series finds itself under siege from Massachusetts politicians seeking an "independent investigation" into allegations of "harassment, civil rights violations and unfair labor practices." Led by state Senator Nick Collins, about half a dozen representatives in the Codfish State signed a letter on January 16 to the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development demanding that the acclaimed F

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  • The Flush Continues: Women's March Leader Denies Israel's Right to Exist as a Nation

    The Women’s March appears to be marching down the tubes. One more step downward occurred in an interview set to air Friday night, in which March leader Tamika Mallory refused to say the nation of Israel has any right to exist. Yes — you read that correctly: At a time when the left-wing organization’s been abandoned in droves — including by the Democratic | Read More

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  • ‘NYPD Blue’: Rick Gomez To Co-Star In ABC Sequel Pilot

    Rick Gomez has been cast as one of the leads opposite Fabien Frankel in ABC's pilot NYPD Blue, a new iteration of the iconic cop drama. The sequel centers on Theo (Frankel), the son of Dennis Franz's Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series, who tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father's murder. Like the original 1993-2005 ABC series, the follow-up revolves around a core group of 15th Precinct police

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  • NYPD Blue: ABC Revival Adds Justified Alum Rick Gomez as Series Regular

    That’s Detective Rick Gomez, to you. The Justified actor has joined ABC’s NYPD Blue revival pilot in a series-regular role, TVLine has learned. The potential NYPD Blue continuation will center on Theo Sipowicz (played by newcomer Fabien Frankel), the son of Dennis Franz’s Andy Sipowicz. As he tries to earn his detective shield and work in [

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  • Nets Stop Praising Pelosi's 'Power Play' To Bash Trump for 'Petty Feud'

    When Speaker Pelosi called for the State of the Union address to be postponed, network morning show anchors celebrated it as a “bold” move and a “power play” — until they needed an excuse to criticize the President for retaliating. President Trump responded Thursday to Pelosi’s move by cancelling her military flight overseas, prompting those same network hosts to redefine the whole ordeal as a “petty feud.”

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  • All Three Networks Ignore March for Life; CBS Promotes Women’s March Instead

    ABC, NBC and CBS’s morning news shows all ignored the 46th annual March for Life happening today in Washington D.C.,the largest pro-life gathering in the nation where an estimated 100,000 people are expected to show up to protest the legalization of abortion. Even as President Trump is expected to address the crowd via video for the second year in a row, the liberal networks still couldn’t find time to report on the march.

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  • Nets Ignore Dem Congresswoman Accused of Firing a Rape Accuser

    On Thursday, news broke that Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was named in a lawsuit accusing her of firing a female staffer in retaliation for their plan to sue the Congressional Black Caucus for an alleged rape she was a victim of. While the news was slow to circulate, it broke in the afternoon and thus gave the broadcast networks plenty of time to get a report together. But neither ABC, CBS, nor NBC decided to cover it that evening.

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  • HTGAWM Midseason Premiere Recap: Baby Blues — Plus: Grade the Episode

    Need to catch up? Read our previous How to Get Away With Murder recap here. Despite all of the secrets, lies and mysteries on How to Get Away With Murder — and there are plenty of those — one thing is always certain: Sam Keating and technology should never, ever mix. Just when you thought [

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  • A Million Little Things Recap: Run For Your Life — Plus, Jon's Secret Revealed!

    Need to catch up? Check out the previous A Million Little Things recap. On your mark, get set, GO

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  • Grey's Anatomy Winter Premiere Recap: Did 'MerLuca' Find Love in an Elevator?

    If you’ll recall, the windswept fall finale of Grey’s Anatomy ended with Amelia about to learn what Owen had just found out — that Teddy is pregnant with his baby; Maggie on the verge of revealing to Jackson that his mother has cancer; Levi and Nico making one another’s pulses spike while stuck in an [

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  • Seven Horrific Crimes by Illegal Immigrants that Networks BURIED

    Last month, NewsBusters commended ABC, CBS, and NBC for spending a combined 28 minutes in their evening news broadcasts on the murder of Newman, California police Corporal Ronil Singh by an illegal alien. However, that coverage was a rare exception to broadcast television’s overall lousy track record of burying crimes committed by individuals living in the U.S. illegally.

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  • Nets Praise Pelosi’s SOTU ‘Power Play’ Against Trump, Ripped Republican Reschedule of Obama

    After news broke on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was rescinding her invitation for President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress during the ongoing government shutdown, the broadcast networks hailed the Democratic leader “flexing her muscles” with the “brazen power play.” However, when Republican House Speaker John Boehner suggested President Obama delay an address to Congress by a single day in 2011, reporters lost their minds, calling the move “racist” and...

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  • Grey's Anatomy's Giacomo Gianniotti: Meredith/DeLuca Connection Will 'Deepen' in Wake of Elevator 'Ride'

    During the first half of Grey’s Anatomy Season 15, the race to see which guy — DeLuca or Link — will win Meredith’s heart has remained “pretty neck-and-neck,” concedes Giacomo Gianniotti, the former’s portrayer. But that all changes when Mer and DeLuca emerge from a certain elevator in tonight’s midseason opener (8/7c, ABC). “This is a point where, [

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  • NYPD Blue: Newcomer Fabien Frankel to Play Sipowicz's Son in ABC Revival

    ABC went across the pond to find a leading man for its NYPD Blue revival pilot. British newcomer Fabien Frankel is set to star in the potential series as Theo Sipowicz, the son of Dennis Franz’s Andy Sipowicz, according to our sister site Deadline. As previously reported, the NYPD Blue continuation will center on Theo [

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  • ‘NYPD Blue’: Fabien Frankel To Star As Andy Sipowicz’s Son In ABC Sequel Pilot

    EXCLUSIVE: After an extensive search, young British actor Fabien Frankel has landed the lead role of Theo Sipowicz in ABC's pilot NYPD Blue, a new iteration of the iconic cop drama. The sequel revolves around Theo (Frankel), the son of Dennis Franz's Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series, who tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father's murder. Theo seems to have taken after his father as he too is a

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  • Grey's Preview: Jackson and Maggie Are 'Still Dancing Toward Each Other'

    Despite their epic blowout, despite his secret interactions with other women, despite her reluctance to open up, Grey’s Anatomy’s Jackson and Maggie are anything but finished. In fact, as Season 15 of the ABC drama resumes tonight (8/7c), the lovers might just be starting to be really good for another, say portrayers Jesse Williams and [

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  • A lovingly lighthearted Modern Family offers up a nice change of pace

    This season of Modern Family hasn’t featured too many “in between” episodes. You know, the ones that aren’t outlandish comedies or loaded with emotional stakes. Rather, the “in between” episodes are perfect to break up the season. This season has swung wildly to either outrageous, often annoying bits of comedy, or more down-to-earth emotional storylines involving Haley’s pregnancy. The “in between” episode gives us a break from all of that, allowing the stories to move forward without all the...

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  • ABC Hails Pelosi’s ‘Bold’ SOTU ‘Power Play’: Blocking Trump from Speaking

    The latest pettiness in American politics was Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (CA-D) Wednesday suggestions to President Trump that since the government was shut down he should postpone his State of the Union address or find another venue. Being the Democratic Party cheerleaders that they were, ABC’s World News Tonight praise it as Pelosi’s “bold power play” against a Republican president.

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  • HTGAWM Sneak Peek: The Keating 4 Discovers Gabriel's Big Secret — Watch

    Well, the potentially deadly cat is out of the bag. In Thursday’s winter premiere of How to Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10/9c), Laurel finally reveals Gabriel Maddox’s identity to the rest of the Keating Four (plus Oliver!), and the news does not go over well. TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek at the tense [

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  • ABC Wakes Up to Women’s March’s Connection to Anti-Jewish Hate: 'The Fallout Continues'

    You wouldn’t know it from the so-called mainstream media, but the far-left Women’s March on Washington is “steeped in controversy” and even the Democratic National Committee has withdrawn its support. After all three networks skipped it Tuesday night, ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday actually covered the “cloud of controversy” regarding the march’s connection to anti-Semitism.

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  • Grey's Anatomy Is Devoting an Entire Season 15 Episode to [Spoiler]

    Another longtime Grey’s Anatomy character is about to get the standalone episode treatment. Showrunner Krista Vernoff tells TVLine that one of the three bonus episodes recently commissioned by ABC will be “Amelia-centric.” Earlier this month, the network announced that it was expanding Grey’s Anatomy‘s current 15th season from 22 to 25 episodes. But as Vernoff [

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