‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Slip With Host Claire Foy

The episode averaged a 4.1 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. After a brief Thanksgiving break, NBC's Saturday Night Live returned last night with host Claire Foy, musical guest Anderson .Paak and Alec Baldwin back as Donald Trump, joined by Ben Stiller who reprised his Michael Cohen impersonation.
That was down from the most recent SNL original two weeks ago, which was hosted by Steve Carell with musical guest Ella Mai (4.4, 1.7) and tied a 18-49 season low.
Saturday Night Live was the #2 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and 18-49 in the local people meters behind Fox’s Northwestern-Ohio State Big 10 Championship college football coverage, which drew a 5.6 metered market rating.” />

Amazon Studios Pacts With Blumhouse TV For Eight Thematically-Connected Movies

“This is a great opportunity for Blumhouse Television to empower underrepresented filmmakers offering a fresh take on the dark genres loved by fans the world over,” said Blum, founder of the indie television studio. “We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse to deliver its signature thrills and chills to its global audience through this deal,” said Jason Blum.
The movies will debut on the Amazon Prime Video service which reaches over 200 territories around the globe. The movies will be made by a diverse group of filmmakers, and it's developed out of Amazon's movie department.
Amazon recently closed exclusive first-look deals with Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films, director Reed Morano, and Oscar winner Jordan Peele. Blumhouse TV is behind USA Network's The Purge series which was just renewed for a second season. Blumhouse recently had phenomenal success in rebooting Halloween for the big sceen, which off a $15M production cost, has minted close to $250M worldwide.
We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.” Whether it’s found footage, a socially conscious terror comedy or a pure sinister adrenaline ride, he reinvented and infused the genre with cultural relevancy. Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in statement: “Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling. He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares.
Up next is Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, the official Polish entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, which opens exclusively in theaters Dec. Amazon Studios continues to produce and distribute theatrical movies. 21. Currently in theaters are Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, and Felix van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.” />
Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive production deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television for a eight thriller genre features which will all be connected thematically. The deal marks Amazon Studios' first ever global-direct to service deal for feature length programs.

Steve Carell Sets Date To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’; Musical Guest Is Ella Mai

Singer-songwriter Ella Mai will be making her first SNL appearance. Her self-titled debut album was released last month, and includes the multi-platinum hit singles “Boo’d Up” and “Trip.”
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In addition to his current starring role, with Timothée Chalamet, in Beautiful Boy, Carell will star in the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film Welcome to Marwen, in theaters nationwide on Dec. 21, and will portray Donald Rumsfeld in Adam McKay’s Vice, out Christmas Day.
SNL returns live coast to coast this weekend with host Liev Schreiber and musical guest Lil Wayne.
17, with musical guest Ella Mai. The hosting gig will mark the Beautiful Boy star's third time heading the show. Steve Carell will host NBC's Saturday Night Live on Nov.

Apple Plans Global Launch For Its TV Subscription Service: Report

The company has been striking deals with prominent Hollywood players since it hired former Sony executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to develop a slate of original programming. Just this morning, Apple announced Steve Carell has been tapped as a male lead opposite Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in an untitled morning show drama series.
Apple declined Deadline's request for comment.
Amazon Prime Video is in 200 countries while Netflix is in more than 190 countries. The tech giant is racing to catch up to the dominant streaming players.
These original programs are likely to be offered free to Apple device-owners, The Information reports. Viewers also will be able to sign up for TV network subscriptions through the app, according to Bloomberg.
Apple also has a smaller share of the streaming device market, with Apple TV claiming a 28% share in the U.S., behind Roku with 37%, according to Parks Associates. The Amazon Fire TV now claims 25% of the market.” />
This strategy would allow it compete immediately with both Amazon and Netflix, whose streaming services are available internationally. The Cupertino tech giant plans to launch the service in more than 100 countries, according to the tech news site The Information. Apple is reportedly planning to give its planned TV subscription service the kind of global rollout it typically reserves for high-profile products like its iPhone.

Steve Carell Says ‘The Office’ Might Be “Impossible” In Today’s Social Climate

“Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently. Carell credits the streaming service for reviving interest in the show. And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back."
Michael Scott's boorish shenanigans at Dunder-Mifflin might not play so well in today's climate of heightened awareness of offensive behavior, says Steve Carell.
A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. "I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. Carell says The Office "might be impossible" to do today. I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss. That’s the point, you know? "The climate’s different," the actor says.
In an interview with Esquire, Carell, currently co-starring with Timothée Chalamet in the feature Beautiful Boy, seemed to nix at least his involvement in any talk of a reboot of The Office. Despite the 2005-2011 sitcom's resurgent popularity on Netflix, a new take on the show probably wouldn't work.
Conceding that, post-Office, he was more interested in "more dramatic” fare, he currently is developing some comedy projects.” /> Carell tells Esquire he doesn't think a revival would be "a good idea," but he does suggest an interest in returning to comedy.
There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today – which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.” "But I just don’t know how that would fly now.