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‘Sex/Life’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix After Season 1 Draws 67 Million Households

The 67 million is the third largest audience for an original Netflix series only behind the first seasons of Bridgerton and The Witcher though the streamer’s subscriber base is ever expanding, which is boosting viewership figures for newer shows. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/3kJQG3O

Apple claimed it had less than 20 million TV+ subscribers in July, showbiz union says

Apple claimed its TV+ service had less than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada as of July, allowing it to pay behind-the-scenes production crew lower rates than streamers with more subscriptions, according to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union that represents TV and movie workers who perform jobs like operating cameras and building sets. – Kif Leswing, CNBC » https://ift.tt/3i83T4J

Marvel Suing to Keep Rights to ‘Avengers’ Characters From Copyright Termination

The complaints, which The Hollywood Reporter has obtained, come against the heirs of some late comic book geniuses including Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Gene Colan. The suits seek declaratory relief that these blockbuster characters are ineligible for copyright termination as works made for hire. If Marvel loses, Disney would have to share ownership of characters worth billions. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/3i5oxm1

Eddie Murphy Signs Three-Picture, First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios

The pact calls for the comedian to star in three films for Amazon Studios and develop original film projects for Prime Video and the studio, with the potential to star in them. It also comes as Murphy has been more active on the film front after undergoing something of a hiatus. The actor earned rave reviews for Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name” and is making a fourth “Beverly Hills Cop” film for the streamer. – Brent Lang, Variety » https://ift.tt/2W5OPge

ViacomCBS Bundles Up Paramount Plus, Showtime for 38% Price Discount

In what the company says is a limited-time promo, it’s offering Showtime and the ad-supported Paramount Plus Essential plan together for $9.99/month. Showtime with the ad-free Paramount Plus Premium plan are available for a $12.99/month bundle. Purchased separately, Showtime is $10.99/month; Paramount Plus with ads is $4.99/month; and Paramount Plus without ads is $9.99/month. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/3ua2b7R
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