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Sam Waterston To Reprise Role As Jack McCoy On ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’

Jack McCoy is returning to television. Sam Waterston is set to reprise his role from the original Law & Order series on the upcoming nineteenth season of spin-off Special Victims Unit. He is expected to appear later in the season, but no precise details are available at this time.

21st Century Fox’s £11 Billion Bid For Sky To Be Referred To CMA For Investigation

Bad news for Rupert Murdoch, who is facing another hurdle in his years long quest to take full ownership of Sky. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced that she is "minded-to-refer" 21st Century Fox's £11 billion bid to take full ownership of the satcaster to the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority). The CMA is now poised launch a six month investigation into the potential take over. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is minded to make make the referral on two grounds: "media plurality" and "genuine commitment to broadcasting standards". Fox's stock price fell slightly following the announcement.

‘Veep’ To End With Seventh Season

It's the end of the road for Selina Meyer. HBO's award winning comedy series Veep is set to conclude with its upcoming ten episode seventh season, which is set to air in 2018. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

‘True Detective’ Offically Renewed For Season 3, Mahershala Ali To Star

More than two years after the show's second season wrapped its run, HBO has officially pulled the trigger and given a green-light to a third season of Nic Pizzolatto's anthology series True DetectiveHouse Of Cards star Mahershala Ali is on-board to star in the new season.

FremantleMedia International Shakes Up Acquisitions Team

FremantleMedia International is shaking up their acquisitions team. Rebecca Dundon has been promoted to Director of Scripted Acquisitions, while Anthony Patton has joined the company as Content Acquisition Executive.

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions Hires Wall To Wall, Red Execs For Originals Push

Big Light Production is adding to its executive ranks. Frank Spotnitz's indie has hired Wall To Wall development producer Frances Flannery and Red Production Company's Emily Feller as the company is looking to expand their slate of original programming, under the stewardship of Head of Drama Katie McAleese. Flannery will serve as Head of Development and will be responsible for building the Big Light's original development slate and strategy; while Feller will serve as an executive producer.