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  • Brazil power grid braces for demand swings during World Cup games

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government has prepared the country's power grid to deal with the wild swings in demand for electricity as most people in the soccer-mad country tune out everything except their televisions to watch the national team play in the Fifa 2018 World Cup.

  • Brazil power grid braces for demand swings during World Cup games

    SAO PAULO, June 12 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government has prepared the country's power grid to deal with the wild swings in demand for electricity as most people in the soccer-mad country tune out everything except their televisions to watch the national team play in the Fifa 2018 World Cup.

  • TV Review: 'The Break With Michelle Wolf' on Netflix

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's hard to make a late-night show stand out. For decades, late-night comedy has more or less stuck to the same formatted script - monolog, desk piece, interview, something extra, end of show -- with hosts making incremental changes where they could squeeze them in. Just about every host was a straight white guy until very recently, as streaming and cable networks have made more room for the genre. (See: TBS investing in Samantha Bee, BET hiring Robin Thede, Viceland hiring Desus and Mero, etc.) Those new hires, however relatively few in the grand scheme of things, have started to shift the late-night landscape so that shows can, even ever so slightly, take some more experimental risks.

  • TV Ratings: Bruce Springsteen, Harry Potter Lift Tony Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Tony Awards saw ratings tick upward with a Sunday night show highlighted by a Bruce Springsteen performance and big wins for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

  • 'The Band's Visit' sweeps Tony Awards as "Harry Potter" wins best play

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony for best play on Sunday while "The Band's Visit" swept the musical categories with 10 wins, including the top award best musical at Broadway's annual honors for the best in theater.

  • TV Review: 2018 Tony Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This year's Tony Awards seemed to address the times in which we live with a certain amount of urgency, as all awards shows have done over the course of the Trump era. But give the theater types this: They did their job with a surprising amount of subtlety, with a show that assuaged the wounds of a uniquely divisive time with a whisper, even though we knew they could carry off a belt.

  • U.S. actors, TV networks agree to end casting couch

    (Reuters) - The largest U.S. actors' union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors' guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said.

  • HBO gives go-ahead to 'Game of Thrones' prequel

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - HBO said on Friday it is moving ahead with a prequel for its hit television series "Game of Thrones," the first green light for five potential spinoff projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy.

  • Fox adds Andrews, Pink to Thursday Night Football crew

    Fox is going all out as it prepares to take over broadcasts of Thursday night NFL games this season, announcing Friday it will add both sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink to a broadcast team that already features its No. 1 announcer team in the booth.

  • TV Review: 'Sharp Objects' Starring Amy Adams

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In the wake of HBO's critical and popular success with "Big Little Lies," the comparisons to the new limited series "Sharp Objects" -- premiering June 7 at the ATX Festival in Austin, Texas, before its first airing on July 8 -- are almost too easy to make.

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