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Comedian Jim Gaffigan Rakes In $30 Million By Ditching Netflix And Betting On Himself

Gaffigan will star in the first original stand-up special on Amazon, which is going after the streaming giant with a push into comedy. Quality Time goes live today, and it can be shopped on the open streaming market when its exclusive run with Amazon Prime Video is up in two years. And that market is only expanding. – Ariel Shapiro, Forbes » https://ift.tt/2YZsqSh

‘The Investigation’ Read-Thru On Mueller Report Tops More Than A Million Livestreams

The play, which is a reading of excerpts from Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election, was performed at New York City’s Riverside Church on June 24. Actors and readers included John Lithgow as President Trump, Kevin Kline as Robert Mueller, Joel Grey as Jeff Sessions, Jason Alexander as Chris Christie, and Alfre Woodard as Hope Hicks. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/320bwAQ

Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ Premiere on Netflix Drew 1.1 Million U.S. Viewers, Nielsen Says

On its premiere date (April 17), the concert film on Netflix reached 1.1 million U.S. viewers and garnered an average minute audience of 828,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The film — following Beyoncé and her performance at 2018 Coachella, which paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities — received a similar average minute viewing audience over the course of the next few days heading into the April 20-21 weekend. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Eb0jD1

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Interactive Special Set at Netflix

The streamer on Wednesday announced that it is reteaming with creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for an interactive special featuring stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane. The special is similar to Netflix’s Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch” in that viewers will be able to make choices for the characters. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2YlbVv1

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Renewed Through Season 4 at Netflix

The Riverdale offshoot, initially picked up with a two-season, 20-episode order, has earned 16 more installments at the streaming giant. The renewal, which is being billed as “parts three and four,” arrives ahead of the second-season’s April 5 return. The 16-episode order — like the show’s initial pickup — will be split in half and begin production in 2019. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter http://bit.ly/2Q0lCu6

Chelsea Handler Inks First-Look Deal With Universal TV & Uni TV Alternative Studio

Chelsea Handler recently wrapped her Netflix talk show Chelsea. Before that, she did a successful seven-year run as host of E!’s Chelsea Lately, which came to an end in 2014 after she opted not to renew her contract and made headline-making comments about the NBCUniversal network. Handler also executive produced and starred in the 2016 Netflix documentary series Chelsea Does, in which she tackled such issues as marriage, Silicon Valley, racism and drugs. She will continue her working relationship with Netflix for another original documentary series, which will focus on the notion of white privilege. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2GEqlAV
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