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There were nearly 500 scripted TV shows on US TV in 2017 — Quartz

Did you watch the latest season of Black Mirror? How about Handmaid’s Tale? In the age of “peak TV,” this classic water-cooler conversation starter induces more anxiety than enthusiasm for television series. As long ago as 2015, when he coined the phrase “peak TV,” FX Networks boss John Langraf observed that there’s “simply too much TV.”

Indeed, nearly 500 scripted series aired on US TV last year; 487 to be exact, up from 455 in 2016, according to FX Networks’ annual study of scripted-TV programming.

Most were commissioned by online platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. Social networks such as Facebook also got in the TV game with full-length series in 2017.

Those platforms have been spending furiously to ensure that they’re among the handful of video services audiences subscribe to each month. Netflix spent roughly $6 billion (paywall) on programming in 2017, Amazon spent

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Move over Santa and Rudolph, there‘s a new holiday season favorite in town: Introducing the Yeti. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press

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Detroit‘s bid to land an MLS franchise has been chosen — along with bids from three other cities — for presentation to the league‘s expansion committee Dec. 6 in New York. Detroit Free Press

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Los Angeles auto show hosts a Rouge SUV X-wing and more Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press

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A car belonging to a woman last seen visiting her mother over Christmas was found at a Port Authority park-and-ride lot Wednesday evening.

Evidence was retrieved and bagged by Bethel Park police, who continue to ask the public for help finding Diane Bragg Chotta, 52, of Munhall.

Chotta was staying with her mother, Ruth Pope, in Bethel Park during the Christmas holiday season. She left a handwritten note for her mother around 1 p.m. Dec. 27 that said “Be back in a little white. Love, Diane.”

Surveillance video from the “My Place” bar on Brownsville Road in South Park Township obtained by Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 shows Chotta walking out of the building after 9 p.m. on Dec. 27 and then walking to the left.

Police said she was wearing a light blue jacket, blue jeans, and carrying a black purse.

Chotta was reported to be

Read more at: http://www.wtae.com/article/police-looking-for-woman-bethel-park/14530432

A 32-year-old case shows value of new child safety app

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Gone without a trace.

Thirty-two years ago, a Hot Springs teen was walking home from school, when she was never seen or heard from again.

It’s a story written for the headlines.

In 1985, Bill Clinton’s former housekeeper’s daughter disappears, seemingly right off the street.
Only it didn’t make the headlines.

In a lot of ways, Jeffrey Lynn Smith’s case wasn’t given the attention it deserved.

Her sister says, with the technology now available, Lynn’s life may have been saved. She wants other families to know about and use the resource.

“We want to know what happened and we want to as well, have justice for her,” 32 years later, Lisa Smith said she still gets emotional when discussing her sister Lynn.

Read more at: http://www.thv11.com/news/local/a-32-year-old-case-shows-value-of-new-child-safety-app/501212986

A 32-year-old case shows value of new child safety app | THV11.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Gone without a trace.

Thirty-two years ago, a Hot Springs teen was walking home from school, when she was never seen or heard from again.

It’s a story written for the headlines.

In 1985, Bill Clinton’s former housekeeper’s daughter disappears, seemingly right off the street.
Only it didn’t make the headlines.

In a lot of ways, Jeffrey Lynn Smith’s case wasn’t given the attention it deserved.

Her sister says, with the technology now available, Lynn’s life may have been saved. She wants other families to know about and use the resource.

“We want to know what happened and we want to as well, have justice for her,” 32 years later, Lisa Smith said she still gets emotional when discussing her sister Lynn.

Read more at: http://www.thv11.com/news/local/a-32-year-old-case-shows-value-of-new-child-safety-app/501212986

Netflix is launching Making A Murderer-style shows about food and …

If you like food and true crime shows (so basically everyone), then Netflix has just the thing for you.

The streaming platform is looking to build on the success of shows such as Making a Murderer and The Keepers with two series focused on the food industry and the business world respectively.

Dirty Money comes from documentary-maker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and will look at untold stories of scandal and corruption in the business world, according to Netflix.

One of its episodes, entitled The Confidence Man, is focused on Donald Trump and his business career. Directed by Fisher Stevens, the episode is described as “a rollicking profile” of the rise and reign of TRUMP Inc.

“Weaving together a tapestry of tales in real estate booms and busts, Stevens lays out how Donald Trump’s

Read more at: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a845540/netflix-launching-making-a-murderer-style-shows-food-business/

Netflix is launching Making A Murderer-style shows about food and business

If you like food and true crime shows (so basically everyone), then Netflix has just the thing for you.

The streaming platform is looking to build on the success of shows such as Making a Murderer and The Keepers with two series focused on the food industry and the business world respectively.

Dirty Money comes from documentary-maker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and will look at untold stories of scandal and corruption in the business world, according to Netflix.

One of its episodes, entitled The Confidence Man, is focused on Donald Trump and his business career. Directed by Fisher Stevens, the episode is described as “a rollicking profile” of the rise and reign of TRUMP Inc.

“Weaving together a tapestry of tales in real estate booms and busts, Stevens lays out how Donald Trump’s

Read more at: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a845540/netflix-launching-making-a-murderer-style-shows-food-business/

Netflix Has Revealed Its Most Watched Shows of 2017

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Netflix knows what you’ve been watching these past 12 months… and how you watched your favorite show. 

It has compiled the most streamed shows of 2017, which it then broke down into four distinct albeit nebulously defined categories: the shows we devoured (“shows so good they made us say ‘just one more'”), the shows we savored (“shows so good we took our time to enjoy them”), the shows that got us cheating (“shows so good we watched ahead of our significant others”) and the shows that brought us together (“shows so good they’re a family affair”).

It’s rare to launch big TV shows during the holidays. Syfy and History are doing just that.

For the most part, American television avoids the last two or three weeks of the calendar year. Where Christmas is the time to watch TV in the United Kingdom, which routinely hauls out bushel upon bushel of holiday specials, US networks typically turn down the lights, relying on seasonal staples, from beloved specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to perennial movie favorites like The Sound of Music.

That’s changing in the era of streaming, however. Netflix dropped Making a Murderer less than a week before Christmas in 2015, and it has a new season of Black Mirror coming shortly before New Year’s Day this year. Amazon has routinely used this time of year to host Mozart in the Jungle and is launching the handsome British miniseries The Last Post on December 22. (Mozart appears to have slipped to 2018 and out of the holiday season.)

This may be

Read more at: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/12/6/16742294/knightfall-history-happy-syfy-review