Just like the original 24 series, the reboot 24: Legacy will kick off after the beginning of the new year and air on Mondays but at a different time. Fox will keep Empire‘s slot warm during the show’s hiatus with the new Lee Daniels drama Star. Fox is the only broadcast network to present both a fall and midseason schedule at the upfronts. Here are both, followed by a brief analysis and descriptions of the network’s new shows. FOX FALL 2016 SCHEDULE (New programs in UPPER…

Just in time for Halloween. Fox said today that its remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will air in October. A specific date was not announced. A re-imagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts Janet Weiss (Victoria Justice) and Brad Majors (Ryan McCartan), who stumble upon the bizarre abode of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Laverne Cox), a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad scientist. She is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to…

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Gannett apparently still believes that Tribune Publishing’s shareholders can pressure it to make a deal — even after the company adopted a poison pill takeover defense. The owner of USA Today this morning raised its offer for the owner of the Los Angeles Times by 22.5% to $15 a share, equal to $864 million including debt. The new offer is a 30.9% premium over Tribune’s closing price on Friday, and up 99.5% vs its price before April 25, when Gannett disclosed its initial…

Cannes Film Festival organizers said today that director Bernard-Henri Lévy’s Peshmerga has been added to the Official Selection. The documentary about the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will get a Special Screening on Friday at the Salle Bazin. The French film, which festival officials say they “have just discovered,” offers a close-up look at the fighting force that is among the Kurdish groups battling ISIS in Iraq. With a small team in tow, Lévy traveled 1,000 km along the…

In Mike Fleming’s big interview with Jodie Foster last week—part of Deadline’s first Cannes print edition—she said she felt seminal work like Taxi Driver, which she starred in when she was 13, would never get off the ground today. Following the Cannes premiere of her latest directorial project, Money Monster, she qualifies that statement: “I think it’s still possible to make those movies, [but] I don’t think it’s possible to make those movies financed by a major studio,”…

Vertical integration (and the exit of ‘American Idol’) catapults 20th to the top of the pack for the 2016-17 broadcast season.read more

The actor and performance artists is descending on Cannes, but not in the manner many might have been expecting.read more

“This film, which we have just discovered, offers a close-up look at the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters,” say festival organizers in unveiling the special screening.read more