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Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for original shows

Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions — $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to $3 million per episode. It’s also keen on procuring less-expensive productions that would cost hundreds of thousands each episode to make. The Journal’s sources said that Facebook has set late summer as a tentative launch window, and that it hopes to reach audiences aged 13-34.

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Donald Glover’s New FX Deal Could Be a Game-Changer

Let’s start with the not-so-great news: Atlanta, the highest-rated comedy in FX history, won’t return until 2018. Bummer. But the totally great news? Golden Globe-winning series creator and star Donald Glover just inked a potentially game-changing overall deal with the network, a production agreement that’s set to include even more new projects in the future.

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LeBron James and Antoine Fuqua Start Work on Muhammad Ali Documentary for HBO

The life and career of the late Muhammad Ali will be the subject of an untitled documentary from LeBron James and Antoine Fuqua, HBO announced Monday. Fuqua will direct the multi-part event while also producing under his Fuqua Films banner. James, meanwhile, will be producing under his and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment.

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Panasonic’s new prototype TV can hide in plain sight

Panasonic has shown off a transparent TV before, but the company has since improved the image quality to the extent that the idea of a television built into your furniture’s glass panes is not only possible — it’s right here.

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Jay Z Inks Major Movie and TV Deal With the Weinstein Company

Jay Z just inked a major movie and TV deal with the Weinstein Company. Hov signed a two-year overall deal with the Weinstein Company Thursday that will give the studio first-look privileges on a variety of Jay projects, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Multiple projects are already in development and are expected to be announced shortly.

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Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Earns FX the Biggest Cable Comedy Debut Since 2013

We already know that Donald Glover‘s long-awaited FX series Atlanta is undeniably great, but is it also undeniably popular? According to the stats surrounding last week’s double-episode premiere, the answer is a very firm hell yes. FX Networks announced Tuesday that Atlanta bagged the “best audience of any basic cable primetime scripted comedy” in more than three years in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.

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