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Critic's Notes
Report: Lost 'Doctor Who' Episodes to be Released Online This Week
By Graeme McMillan, The Hollywood Reporter - Oct. 7, 2013

Just in time for the show's 50th anniversary, it's appearing increasingly likely that some of the mythical "lost" episodes of the BBC's Doctor Who have not only been recovered, but may even be released online this month.

More than a hundred episodes of the long-running science fiction series from the 1960s and '70s had been thought to be permanently lost due to a then-contemporary policy of destroying or wiping videotape and film of existing programming in order to create storage space for newer content. Who was far from unique in this; many other BBC series from the same period suffered similar fates, although Who has the distinction of having audio recordings of all of the missing episodes, thanks to the diligence of fans at the time of the original broadcasts.

Following expansive research and restoration efforts -- not to mention the occasional lucky discovery -- only 106 episodes of the show were believed still to be lost, barring any number of rumors claiming their discovery. This weekend, however, such rumors took on new clarity with the Radio Times reporting that some of the missing episodes had been found in Africa and would be released, digitally remastered, on iTunes this week.

According to Bleeding Cool, which has been tracking this particular rumor for months now, the episodes to be released will form the Patrick Troughton-era storylines "Enemy of The World" and "Web of Fear." Asked to confirm the rumor, a BBC spokesperson said "There are always rumors and speculation about Doctor Who missing episodes being discovered -- however we cannot confirm any new finds."

The British Daily Mirror newspaper reports that a press conference is expected at the end of this week to officially announce the news. Whether or not such an event actually happens -- or any lost episodes have been found -- remains a mystery to all but the time travelers amongst us, for now, it seems.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/report-lost-doctor-who-episodes-644377
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I'm surprised that Dad hasn't posted the article about the find of 106 lost episodes of Doctor Who. Is it another hoax, or the real deal. We'll find out tomorrow as the BBC has called a press conference at 10 am BST. It is about the find, but no further details have surfaced that I know of.

???

How can you lose 106 epsiodes? That would be multiple seasons.
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I'm surprised that Dad hasn't posted the article about the find of 106 lost episodes of Doctor Who. Is it another hoax, or the real deal. We'll find out tomorrow as the BBC has called a press conference at 10 am BST. It is about the find, but no further details have surfaced that I know of.

???

How can you lose 106 epsiodes? That would be multiple seasons.

Video tape was expensive. BBC is frugal. It makes sense to reuse an expensive resource for newer shows. After all, who could possibly want to re-watch something made years ago? Thank goodness not all of their customers were so short sighted!
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BTW, are the Colts looking more and more like morons with each passing game for letting Peyton go?


You mean the 4-1 Colts (which just swept the 49ers and Seahawks) that made the playoffs last season and won just as many playoff games as Denver?

 

I'm a Peyton fan but dumping him was a no brainer. 

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You'd think Hollywood would throw Romo a bone and cast him in the "50 Shads of Gray" movie as... well, you know. biggrin.gif

Not having read "50 Shades ..", I don't know. Can you you give a few word hint?
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October 20 SNF Peyton goes back to Indy to play Luck....thats a good 1.

Romos wife is Candice Crawford his on field game should be as good.

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Not having read "50 Shades ..", I don't know. Can you you give a few word hint?

I'm just wondering if Dad actually read 50 Shades eek.gifbiggrin.gif
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You mean the 4-1 Colts (which just swept the 49ers and Seahawks) that made the playoffs last season and won just as many playoff games as Denver?

I'm a Peyton fan but dumping him was a no brainer. 

It was all about the Benjamins. The Colts wanted a young star who would fit their system; hence Andrew Luck. Less risk, less money, and more long term upside.

No one (including Peyton, Eli or Archie) could have forseen the dazzling stats for Peyton for the last 1.5 seasons. His performance in a new system with a new coach and a new supporting cast is nothing short of mesmerizing. I am a NY Giants fan and a fan of both Mannings. I am thankful at least one Manning is having a great season.
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It was all about the Benjamins. The Colts wanted a young star who would fit their system; hence Andrew Luck. Less risk, less money, and more long term upside.

No one (including Peyton, Eli or Archie) could have forseen the dazzling stats for Peyton for the last 1.5 seasons. His performance in a new system with a new coach and a new supporting cast is nothing short of mesmerizing. I am a NY Giants fan and a fan of both Mannings. I am thankful at least one Manning is having a great season.

 

Off topic so I'll leave it at this... I don't think it was about money at all. At least total dollars. Each team is required to spent x dollars a year for players so it's more which players will get those dollars. Jim Irsay (unlike this father) has proven his desire to open the check book and at the same time turn over the day to day operations to hired help. I do agree the new front office had a vision and felt long term it was better to rebuilt now and with Luck being available it was a perfect storm. With nine (or so) fourth quarter comeback wins in twenty (or so) games his play has been far beyond expectations. As has been his off field presence. To a large degree on and off the field Andrew comes across as a new generation Peyton.  

 

Regarding Peyton in Denver it's not that surprising. He brings his own system, works so hard other players can't help but follow and with his quick release any team giving him a couple of seconds will find success. Let's hope that success leads to a couple of Super Bowls.

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People 'round the country wanna stay tuned and watch when Romo chokes... LIVE! wink.giftongue.gif

BTW, are the Colts looking more and more like morons with each passing game for letting Peyton go? I know the team wanted to look toward the future and Peyton is on the latter Bret Favre stage of his career, but the dude can still play. I bet the Giants right now wish they could trade Manning brothers with Denver for this Thursday's game versus Chicago. cool.gif

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It's a very embarrassing season for the Giants.

And yes, they will be talking about Romo choking for awhile biggrin.gif.

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You think they would be tired of the same old plot every time.wink.gif

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October 20 SNF Peyton goes back to Indy to play Luck....thats a good 1.

Romos wife is Candice Crawford his on field game should be as good.


That was a Great Game , in the end everyone was waiting for the Romo F/U
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I'm surprised that Dad hasn't posted the article about the find of 106 lost episodes of Doctor Who. Is it another hoax, or the real deal. We'll find out tomorrow as the BBC has called a press conference at 10 am BST. It is about the find, but no further details have surfaced that I know of.

???

How can you lose 106 epsiodes? That would be multiple seasons.

Video tape was expensive. BBC is frugal. It makes sense to reuse an expensive resource for newer shows. After all, who could possibly want to re-watch something made years ago? Thank goodness not all of their customers were so short sighted!

BBC wasn't the only one.

NBC not only reused video tape, and that is why there hardly any early Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on anything but kinoscopes or VERY low grade b/w video tape or audio only. After Carson got complete control of the shows production, did he start to store the old shows in a mountain vault and that is what is available today. NBC also threw out kinoscopes and master film from the 50's and early 60's of shows because they couldn't see the value in them for syndication and wanted the storage space for other stuff. Had it not been for the grandson of Groucho Marx practically breaking his grandfathers arm to accept the films from NBC when they called, there would be no "You Bet Your Life" staring Groucho Marx. The old NBC game show Concentration was another one of the early video reuse victims at NBC. Most of those that are available are on privately owned kinoscopes. A few tapes from that time did survive, but not many. Same goes for early Ernie Kovacs. Had Edie Adams not bought up film and video from any source she could find, including NBC, we would not have what we have of Ernie Kovacs now and that history is FAR from complete. Some was video tape in the later years and it was lost to reuse as well with the majority being film or kinoscopes just being thrown out. It was his death in 1962 that stopped a lot of that destruction at ABC for his shows there and because of that, many of his ABC shows survive. The NBC stuff, not so much.
Edited by foxeng - 10/7/13 at 6:40pm
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Nielsen Notes (Cable)
Lifetime’s ‘Witches Of East End’ Debuts Solid, Showtime’s ‘Masters Of Sex’ Rises
By Dominic Patten , Deadline.com - Oct. 7, 2013

Looks like a bit of a spell was cast by Lifetime’s newest drama last night. With 1.9 million total viewers watching, the supernatural series Witches Of East End debuted Sunday. It was just down a touch from 2 million who tuned in for the June 23 premiere of Lifetime’s last soap Devious Maids. However, the Fox 21 series starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston and Mädchen Amick was up in the key demos over the Marc Cherry-created Maids’ Sunday night summer debut. Witches drew 905,000 viewers among adults 18-49, 916,000 among adults 25-54, 718,000 among women 25-54 and 686,000 viewers among women 18-49. That’s up 10% over Maids in 18-49, 6% over 25-54 and 8% in women 18-49 25-54. The one-hour Witches is set to run for 10 episodes this fall. Like Devious Maids, Witches was down from the 2.8 million that watched the debut of Lifetime’s previous scripted premiere, The Client List, in April 2012.

Meanwhile, the second week of Showtime’s Masters Of Sex saw a 9% viewership rise to 1.1 million at 10 PM last night over the 1 million who watched the drama’s September 29 debut. With a tie with Homeland for the second best series debut in Showtime history under its belt, Masters Of Sex is the second new series ever to go up in its second week for the cable network. On July 7, Ray Donovan rose from the 1.35 million of its Showtime all-time series best debut to 1.56 million in Week 2 – a first for Showtime. Making Masters Of Sex’s Week 2 rise all the more noteworthy was that its lead-in Homeland dipped from its Season 3 premiere 9 PM viewership — from 1.9 million to 1.83 million last night.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/witches-of-east-end-debut-lifetime-showtime-masters-of-sex-tv-ratings/
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TV Notes
Fox, Sinclair and Local TV file suit against Aereo in Utah
By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times' 'Company Town' Blog - Oct. 7, 2013

The fight over Aereo is moving to Utah.

On Monday afternoon, Fox Broadcasting Co., Sinclair Broadcast Group and Local TV filed suit in federal court in Utah against Aereo, the start-up company that streams broadcast TV signals to consumers via the Internet.

Broadcasters have already challenged Aereo on copyright violation in New York and Boston. This suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Utah, where Aereo recently launched its service, makes similar allegations.

Aereo, whose financial backers include media mogul Barry Diller, provides access to broadcast TV signals via smartphones, tablets and Internet-friendly TVs. For a fee, Aereo subscribers get a tiny antenna that can pick up the signals of broadcasters. The antenna and a cloud-based digital video recorder can hold up to 40 hours of programming.

Broadcasters fear that if Aereo takes off, it could undercut revenue they receive from pay-TV distributors.

The plaintiffs, via a Fox spokesman, said of Monday's suit that "no amount of technological gimmickry by Aereo changes the fundamental principle of law that those who wish to retransmit copyrighted broadcasts may do so only with the copyright owners' authority."

[Updated at 5:24 p.m. Oct. 7: Aereo spokeswoman Virginia Lam responds, "All this meritless suit amounts to is forum shopping and we are hopeful that any such efforts to commence duplicative lawsuits to try to seek a different outcome will be rejected by the courts."

In New York, a panel of judges for the 2nd Circuit ruled that Aereo did not violate copyright law. The broadcasters -- including Fox, CBS, NBC and ABC -- then petitioned to have that decision reviewed by the full court but the en banc request was denied.

With regards to New York, Fox has previously said it would review its options and "determine the appropriate course of action, which include seeking a hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court and proceeding to a full trial on the merits of the case."

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-aereo-utah-20131007,0,1130202.story
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TV Review
Collisions of Football Helmets and Money
‘League of Denial’ Looks at N.F.L. and Concussions
By Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times - Oct. 8, 2013

The National Football League, so good at hyping its own games and stars, may have inadvertently sprinkled some of that promotional fairy dust on “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” a “Frontline” installment about brain injuries among players.

The program, Tuesday night on PBS, is mostly a recap of the league’s response to mounting medical evidence about the dangers of the sport, and, in our cynical age, it would probably have generated only modest interest and a “What do you expect when billions of dollars are involved?” reaction. But reports in August that the N.F.L. had pressured ESPN into withdrawing from a partnership with “Frontline” on the program became big news.

That is likely to bring “League of Denial” more viewers, and what those viewers will see is decidedly unflattering to the league, though dismayingly predictable. The program, reported by Jim Gilmore and the brothers Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, traces the slow accumulation of evidence that the repeated violent collisions of football can lead to the neurological disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The league, the program relates, turned a blind eye to these discoveries for years and, in some cases, tried to discredit the research.

The program doesn’t give the league much credit for recent rule changes and other safety initiatives, instead underscoring its continuing reluctance to acknowledge a link between the sport and brain injuries and its reliance on language that pushes any day of reckoning into the future.

Much of this has already been reported, with Alan Schwarz of The New York Times often leading the way, but the program will certainly be eye-opening for anyone — especially parents with children of Pop Warner league age — who hasn’t followed the subject closely or seen “The United States of Football,” a documentary released in August.

Eye-opening, but at the same time oddly unsurprising. The N.F.L. is a huge entertainment industry (one with gigantic contracts with ESPN). Tobacco and other big businesses have already shown that when health concerns threaten a business model, a head-in-the-sand approach is often the first line of defense.

FRONTLINE: LEAGUE OF DENIAL
On PBS stations on Tuesday night (check local listings).


http://tv.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/arts/television/league-of-denial-looks-at-nfl-and-concussions.html?ref=television&_r=0
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
TUESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9:01PM - The Goldbergs
9:31PM - Trophy Wife
10PM - Scandal
(R - Oct. 3)
* * * *
11:35AM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Emily VanCamp; Elton John performs)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - NCIS
9PM - NCIS: Los Angeles
10PM - Person of Interest
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Seth Meyers; Michael Fassbender; Amos Lee performs)
12:37AM - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (Sarah Michelle Gellar; Guillermo Diaz; comic Nick Cobb)

NBC:
8PM - The Voice (120 min.)
10:01PM - Chicago Fire
* * * *
11:34PM - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Billy Crystal; TV personalities Snooki and JWoww; Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface'' Edmonds perform)
12:36AM - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Miley Cyrus performs)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Director Zack Snyder; "The Way, Way Back''; Grimes performs)
(R - Jun. 4)

FOX:
8PM - Dads
8:30PM - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9PM - New Girl
9:30PM - The Mindy Project

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina
(R - Oct. 15, 2009)
9PM - Frontline - League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis (120 min.)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Porque el Amor Manda
9PM - La Tempestad
10PM - Mentir Para Vivir

THE CW:
8PM - The Originals (Time Slot Premiere)
9PM - Supernatural (Season Premiere)

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Dama y Obrero
9PM - Marido en Alquiler
10PM - Santa Diabla

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Activist Malala Yousafzai)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Paul Giamatti)

TBS:
After MLB Playoff Game - Conan (Lisa Kudrow; Florida Georgia Line)
(R - Aug. 5)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Christina Applegate; comic Claire Titelman; comic Natasha Leggero; comic Ross Mathews)

SYNDICATION:
Check Local Listings - Arsenio (James Caan; Chandra Wilson; Thomspon Square; Paula Abdul)
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TV Review
‘American Horror Story: Coven,’ enough
Graphic scenes detract from the campy humor of the FX series
By Tom Conroy, Media Life Magazine - Oct. 8, 2013

With the ever-increasing amounts of graphic violence in movies and TV shows, audiences have become increasingly desensitized. Saying that a scene crosses the line feels pointless. In five years, the same scene will probably seem relatively tame, and many viewers already seem incapable of revulsion.

Still, the shots of mutilated or tortured male slaves in FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven,” the third season of the “anthology” series, are disturbing, not only in themselves but also after one considers that some people won’t find them disturbing.

A few other moments in the premiere episode, which airs tomorrow, Oct. 9, at 10 p.m., are too much for a show with the modest ambition of providing a few chills and some dark but tongue-in-cheek humor. But for the average desensitized viewer, the show will succeed on its own terms.

Like the two previous seasons of “American Horror Story,” this one will consist of a self-contained story. Chief among the returning cast members is Jessica Lange, who plays Fiona, the “reigning supreme,” which means she is the most powerful witch — whether in the world or just in America isn’t made clear.

american horror craven2In the first episode, she comes to New Orleans to check on Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a tiny boarding school — it may have as few as four boarders — run by a less flamboyant witch named Cordelia (Sarah Paulson). Fiona believes that Cordelia is teaching young witches to be too accommodating in a world in which they are dying out.

The most recently admitted student is Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), whose parents learned that she had inherited her family’s witchy genes when her boyfriend bled to death the first time they tried to have sex.

The three other students who appear onscreen are Madison (Emma Roberts), a fading teen movie star with anger issues and telekinetic abilities; Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), who describes herself as a “human voodoo doll”; and Nan (Jamie Brewer), a clairvoyant who appears to have Down syndrome.

By process of elimination, Madison decides that Zoe is her new best friend. She invites her to a frat party, where Zoe meets a nice boy whose frat brothers behave the way frat brothers usually behave on shows like this.

The scene in which they show their true colors probably should be more disturbing to watch than it is. The creators perhaps thought a realistic approach to this material would be too depressing in an essentially unserious show like this.

One wishes the show were as reticent with a back story shown in flashbacks. A wealthy 19th-century New Orleans woman known as Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) tortures and humiliates her slaves in her attic. These scenes are not only horrifying; they’re sad.

Linking the stories is Madame LaLaurie and Fiona’s shared fear of growing old. It’s still unclear at the end of the episode what that has to do with Fiona and Cordelia’s disagreement over the future of witches. But the premiere has an unexpected twist that will leave most viewers curious enough to tune in next week, even if they’re not emotionally involved.

american horror craven1Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange, both of whom have won Oscars for playing women on the verge, make their roles in “Coven” look easy, because they no doubt are. The younger actresses deliver their arch dialogue skillfully.

After Madison tells the story of how she killed a director who directed her too aggressively, Queenie says, “Why don’t you do the world a favor and take some acting lessons, you D-list, Botox bimbo?”

At another point, Cordelia, frustrated with Fiona’s meddling, says, “Don’t make me drop a house on you!”

As their other shows, “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck,” suggest, the creators, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, are less interested in witches than in bitches. If “Coven” can stay away from scary moments that carry a too-strong whiff of real human suffering and instead serve the chills with enjoyable snark, we’ll fall under its spell.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/american-horror-story-coven-enough/
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TV Notes
CW is keeping it all in the Amell family
CW's Wednesday dramas 'Arrow' and 'Tomorrow People' feature cousins Stephen and Robbi
By Bill Keveney, USA Today - Oct. 8, 2013

SAN DIEGO -- When first cousins star in their own TV shows on the same night and network – Stephen Amell on Arrow and Robbie Amell on The Tomorrow People (The CW, Wednesday) – a little one-upsmanship isn't surprising.

"Well, I do have one superpower," Stephen, 32, says of his green-hooded Oliver Queen, who credits his character's resolve to surviving five trying years on a remote island. "I have no fear anymore of anything."

"I have (a bevy) of superpowers. It's awesome," Robbie, 25, says of his character, Stephen Jameson, whose skills include telepathy, teleportation and telekinesis.

Stephen seeks an advantage. "It kind of rings hollow if you don't have a superhero suit."

Robbie pauses for a comeback, thinking about Jameson and his fellow Tomorrow People. "They have leather jackets."

The banter is constant as the Toronto natives, who look and act like brothers (their fathers are) , discuss second-year Arrow -- which last season followed Oliver's efforts at vengeance after years in exile -- and freshman People, about youths with extraordinary powers who represent the next phase in human evolution. Both series premiere this week.

The senior-junior dynamic goes beyond the actors' ages and their series' tenures to the characters themselves, says Arrow and People executive producer Greg Berlanti, who joined the Amells for an interview at Comic-Con in July.

"What's so exciting for me about having them on the same night is that they're two different kinds of actors, two different kinds of people and two different kinds of heroes," he says. "One is sort of the more boyish hero, coming into manhood, and the other is a wounded man who's come home a changed person and is trying to redeem himself and find his humanity again."

Berlanti knew Robbie from an appearance on his former ABC series Brothers and Sisters, and met Stephen in an audition session for Oliver. After he cast Stephen, Berlanti helped Robbie get a green card so he could work in the United States.

Now, both actors are shooting in Vancouver. "That's the punch line," Berlanti says. "We immediately sent them both back to Canada."

Stephen says Season 2 of Arrow feels like a new show, as it follows Oliver in the aftermath of his failure to save part of the Glades section of Starling City from destruction and the death of his closest friend, Tommy Merlyn.

"As much of a catalyst as spending five years on an island was for him, the death of Tommy is bigger. And it's going to impact everything that he does and the person that he's trying to be," Stephen says. "We have all of our returning characters, but every single one of them is in a very different place." Oliver's mother Moira, played by Susanna Thompson, "is in prison and Oliver is not even in Starling City at the beginning of the season. It's a very different show."

Berlanti sees continuing transformation for Oliver on Arrow, which last season was CW's most-watched show (4.4 million) and trailed only The Vampire Diaries among young-adult viewers.

"The show's always been very much a journey from the character we meet in the pilot, which is almost a prisoner of war, a vigilante, to becoming the hero that we know, the Green Arrow," he says. "Last year was about revenge and this year the city needs something very different. And his journey is a little bit more hopeful there. Concurrently, we're watching his adventures on the island, where he's getting darker and darker because he had to become more of an animal to survive. So, as he darkens there, hopefully he can regrow some of his humanity at home."

On People, a confused Jameson, adjusting to his new powers, must decide whether to go underground with the Tomorrow People or enlist with his uncle, Dr. Jedikiah Price (Mark Pellegrino), who is hunting them down.

"All of these Tomorrow People come from a really damaged situation, because they all thought they were losing their minds. They were hearing people in their heads," Robbie says. "My mom – I can't tell her I have superpowers – still wants me on my medication. I'm good, but what reason does she have to believe me? I didn't just wake up one morning and get better."

One thing the cousins' characters have in common is a propensity to go shirtless. Stephen says that makes sense for Oliver, including upcoming flashback scenes from his time on the island.

"The thing that really should be jarring about that is that he has three scars. And now, in the present, he's got like 30 scars on his body. So it's an important part of the story. (And) the three tattoos he has, they all mean something."

Pushed on the hunk factor involved, he concedes: "It is TV. We're not mapping the human genome. We're trying to entertain people."

Berlanti interrupts. "On Tomorrow People, we actually are mapping the human genome, just so you know."

Robbie goes shirtless to comic effect in Episode 2.

"I hop out of the shower and (fellow People rebel) Cara (Peyton List) is talking to me telepathically, but I think she's in the room," he says. "So I freak out and I flip around and I'm only in a towel. It's that sort of thing where I'm still learning these powers. I'm not a stud yet. I'm not Stephen in Arrow."

Stephen counters, "I come out of the shower with purpose," and promotes a workout regimen that includes personal training, yoga and parkour. "You should join. It's great," he tells his cousin.

"I'll give it a shot," Robbie says, unenthusiastically.

"Guess what?" Stephen says. "You're not going to be 25 forever, pal."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/10/07/amell-cousins/2922235/
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If that 29 milllion holds, which you would think it should, then broncos/cowboys is the most watched game of the year so far.
That is some # for a regular season game.
Cowboys also had the most watched regular season game last year & the year before & the year before that too....what a shock. biggrin.gif

Final viewers 28,323,000 bummer thats 2nd to 28,482,000 packers/49ers week 1.

Doubt thanksgiving against the raiders will beat that so the only hope now is week 17 against the eagles is for the division & gets flexed to SNF otherwise the 3 years in a row streak will end. mad.gif
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

How can you lose 106 epsiodes? That would be multiple seasons.

I can tell that you are not a Doctor Who fan, otherwise you wouldn't be asking that question.

Actually more than 106 episodes were lost, as in erased or thrown away. 106 is the count of what is still missing. And yes, it covers multiple years.

Oh, and all 106 have not been recovered. The BBC is supposed to reveal the details this coming Thursday, unless they postpone the press conference again.
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Back to School, With New Teachers
By KATHRYN SHATTUCK

Can the right teacher make the difference between failure and success? Imagine learning about civil rights from the Rev. Jesse Jackson, economics from the financial expert Suze Orman and music from the producer Swizz Beatz. “Dream School,” a series beginning Monday night at 10 on the Sundance Channel, offers 15 Los Angeles dropouts — 17- and 18-year-olds whose educational trajectories were sidelined by pregnancy, bullying and neglect — a chance to start over by gleaning information, and not a little inspiration, from superstars.

Created by the chef Jamie Oliver, with the rapper 50 Cent as an executive producer, the experiment is overseen by Steven Keller, a California public school superintendent noted for his ability to tailor methods to each child’s needs. Whether the instructors, who also include the oceanographic explorer Fabien Cousteau, the astronaut Mae Jemison, the journalist Soledad O’Brien and the filmmaker Oliver Stone, can tap into frustrated young minds and foster a love of learning is anyone’s guess. “It’s not easy, and the tension that ensues is both dramatic and, at times, heart wrenching,” Sarah Barnett, the channel’s president, said in a statement.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/arts/television/back-to-school-with-new-teachers.html?hpw
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BBC wasn't the only one.

NBC not only reused video tape, and that is why there hardly any early Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on anything but kinoscopes or VERY low grade b/w video tape or audio only. After Carson got complete control of the shows production, did he start to store the old shows in a mountain vault and that is what is available today. NBC also threw out kinoscopes and master film from the 50's and early 60's of shows because they couldn't see the value in them for syndication and wanted the storage space for other stuff. Had it not been for the grandson of Groucho Marx practically breaking his grandfathers arm to accept the films from NBC when they called, there would be no "You Bet Your Life" staring Groucho Marx. The old NBC game show Concentration was another one of the early video reuse victims at NBC. Most of those that are available are on privately owned kinoscopes. A few tapes from that time did survive, but not many. Same goes for early Ernie Kovacs. Had Edie Adams not bought up film and video from any source she could find, including NBC, we would not have what we have of Ernie Kovacs now and that history is FAR from complete. Some was video tape in the later years and it was lost to reuse as well with the majority being film or kinoscopes just being thrown out. It was his death in 1962 that stopped a lot of that destruction at ABC for his shows there and because of that, many of his ABC shows survive. The NBC stuff, not so much.

It's not even just TV, either.

Thousands of films from the silent era are lost - potentially forever - because the studios would send the films out to be stripped and recoated with new emulsion and used again because it was cheaper than buying new stock.

Not only that, a lot of films were lost during WWI when they were melted down for the cellulose due to shortages of materials at the time.

Finally, some films were stripped for the silver in the emulsion. Film stock recycling was actually a profitable business at the time.

Of course, all the above doesn't even cover accidental loss from nitrate fires or loss from early safety film instability and from early single strip color stock that was never intended to be used for masters.
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MONDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
Declines for CBS’s new Monday shows
'Hostages' falls to a 1.2 at 10 p.m., while 'Men' and 'Mom' slide
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Oct. 8, 2013

CBS may be mulling some changes on Monday night following the third week of the new season.

Its three new Monday shows saw week-to-week declines, most notably 10 p.m. drama “Hostages,” which is struggling at 10 p.m.

“Hostages” averaged a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating last night, according to Nielsen overnights, down 20 percent from last week. It’s lost a third of its audience since its debut two weeks ago drew a 1.8.

Earlier in the night, CBS’s “We Are Men” fell a more modest 10 percent from last week’s debut but posted the lowest rating for any comedy on the network this season, a 1.8. It lost 38 percent of “How I Met Your Mother’s” 2.9 lead-in.

And the network’s third new show, “Mom,” fell to a 2.0, down 9 percent from last week though continuing to hold a good portion of “2 Broke Girls’” lead-in.

“Mom’s” rating may be more of a reflection of “Girls’” struggle. The third-year comedy drew a 2.2 at 9 p.m., off 8 percent from last week and a new series low.

Another new Monday show, Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” also suffered declines, off 10 percent from last week to a new low of 2.7. The show has already been picked up for season two and is seeing very strong DVR playback.

As usual, NBC dominated the night with the top-rated show, “The Voice,” which averaged a 4.5 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Its 10 p.m. lead-out, new drama “The Blacklist,” posted a 3.2, off 3 percent from last week. “Blacklist” set a record for three-day-DVR playback last week.

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was up over last week, from a 2.0 to a 2.1 from 8 to 10 p.m., though that number may be inflated slightly by an NFL game carried on the Atlanta ABC affiliate.

NBC led the night among 18-49s with a 4.1 average overnight rating and an 11 share. Fox was second at 2.3/6, ABC third at 2.1/6, CBS fourth at 1.9/5, Univision fifth at 1.3/3, and Telemundo and CW tied for sixth at 0.4/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. NBC was first with a 4.1 for “Voice,” followed by CBS with a 2.3 for “Mother” (2.9) and “Men” (1.8). ABC and Fox tied for third at 2.0, ABC for “Stars” and Fox for “Bones.” Univision was fifth with a 1.5 for “Porque el Amor Manda,” and CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.4, CW for the season premiere of “Hart of Dixie” and Telemundo for “Dama y Obrero.”

NBC was first again at 9 p.m. with a 4.9 for more “Voice,” while Fox moved to second with a 2.7 for “Hollow.” ABC was third with a 2.2 for more “Stars,” CBS fourth with a 2.1 for “Girls” (2.2) and “Mom” (2.0), Univision fifth with a 1.3 for “La Tempestad,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for “Marido en Alquiler” and CW seventh with a 0.4 for the second-season debut of “Beauty and the Beast.”

At 10 p.m. NBC was on top again with a 3.2 for “Blacklist,” with ABC second with a 2.0 for “Castle.” CBS was third with a 1.2 for “Hostages,” Univision fourth with a 1.0 for “Que Bonito Amor” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for “Santa Diabla.”

ABC finished first for the night among households with an 8.1 average overnight rating and a 12 share. NBC was second at 7.9/12, Fox third at 4.5/7, CBS fourth at 4.0/6, Univision fifth at 1.7/3, CW sixth at 0.8/1 and Telemundo seventh at 0.6/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/declines-cbss-new-monday-shows/

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Nielsen Notes
ABC’s ‘Scandal’ premiere heats up Twitter
By Media Life Magazine Staff - Oct. 8, 2013

ABC scored in the ratings last week with the season premiere of its soapy drama “Scandal,” and the drama was a huge hit on Twitter as well.

The Oct. 3 bow generated nearly 713,000 tweets three hours before, during and three hours after it aired, according to Nielsen’s SocialGuide, making it the most-tweeted-about show of the week on either broadcast or cable

Those tweets translated to a unique audience of 3.66 million who saw those tweets, according to a new Nielsen measure that finds the number of Twitter users who had at least one impression of one tweet about the episode in their feeds.

The premiere averaged 10.5 million total viewers on TV, a new series high.

Meanwhile, MTV’s Miley Cyrus special “Miley: The Movement” was the week’s top cable program on Twitter and had the second-largest unique audience overall with 3.19 million impressions, although that was from a far lower base, just over 142,000 tweets.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/abcs-scandal-premiere-heats-twitter/
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TV Notes
Fox’s Shrinking Animation Domination: Midseason Series ‘Murder Police’ Scrapped
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Oct. 8, 2013

Fox has nixed midseason animated comedy series Murder Police. I hear the decision was made by Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly after reading scripts and watching footage of upcoming episodes. Because of the nature of animation production, there is work done on various episodes at the same time though I hear there is no completed episode yet. (The series order was made off a presentation.) I hear producer 20th Century Fox TV is planning to continue fulfilling the 13-episode order and shop the series elsewhere.

There has been only one addition to Fox’s “Animation Domination” Sunday block that has stuck since Reilly joined the network in 2007 — cult (and Fox brass) favorite Bob’s Burgers, which was recently renewed for a fifth season. Murder Police was Fox’s first animated series order in more than two years — since the 2010 pickups of Jonah Hill’s Allen Gregory and Napoleon Dynamite, which only aired for 7 and 6 episodes, respectively. With the stealth cancellation of The Cleveland Show, upcoming move of American Dad! to TBS and demise of Murder Police, there will be only three returning shows next season in Fox’s Sunday animated block that runs for as many as three hours when there is no football.

Because of the long production cycle on an animated series, it is almost impossible to have a new animated comedy series ready for next fall unless the network transplants one of the projects from its ADHD Saturday late-night block. In addition to scrapping Murder Police, first reported by TV Guide, Fox brass are re-examining another midseason comedy, the live-action Us & Them, which just took an early hiatus to work on scripts.

Murder Police, created by David A. Goodman and Jason Ruiz, follows a dedicated but inept detective and his colleagues — some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy — in a twisted city precinct. Its voice cast includes Ruiz, Jane Lynch, Wilmer Valderrama, Will Sasso, Chi McBride, Peter Atencio, and Justina Machado. Bento Box Animation is producing for 20th TV.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/foxs-shrinking-animation-domination-midseason-series-murder-police-scrapped/
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Nielsen Notes (Cable)
Megyn Kelly Spanks Piers Morgan in Total Viewers — But Rachel Maddow Wins Demo
By Tim Kenneally, TheWrap.com - Oct. 8, 2013

Megyn Kelly’s primetime show on Fox News got off to a strong start on Monday, more than tripling the total viewership of its CNN timeslot rival “Piers Morgan Tonight,” according to preliminary numbers.

“The Kelly File” also topped “The Rachel Maddow Show” in total viewers, although Maddow’s show bested Kelly’s new offering in the key demo.

It, along with the debut airing of Shepard Smith’s new Fox News show, improved the third-quarter averages of respective timeslot predecessors.

At 9 p.m., “The Kelly File,” hosted by the former “America Live” host, nabbed 2.07 million total viewers, with 289,264 in the key demo. The new primetime offering beat out its cable news competitors’ total audiences combined; CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” managed 529,946 total viewers, with 144,602 in the demo; and the MSNBC offering “Rachel Maddow Show” garnered 977,466 total viewers. Maddow’s show drew 298,543 viewers in the demo.

“Shepard Smith Reporting” bowed at 3 p.m., drawing 1.44 million total viewers, with 250,000 in the key 25-54 news demo. That’s compared to CNN’s “Newsroom,” which pulled in 511,167 total viewers, and MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” which had 346,510 total viewers. (In the demo, “Newsroom” had 123,587 viewers, while “The Cycle” drew 84,435.)

Fox’s newly expanded primetime, which runs from 7 to 11 p.m., improved over the third quarter of 2013 by 15 percent in total viewers and 6 percent in the demo, with 2,027,000 total viewers and 329,000 in the demo.

http://www.thewrap.com/megyn-kelly-spanks-piers-morgan-debut-primetime-show-rachel-maddow-fox-news
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TV Notes
TNT Renews Dick Wolf's 'Cold Justice'
By Michael O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Oct. 8, 2013

TNT finally has an unscripted success story. After several lackluster launches over the last two years, the Turner network has given a second-season renewal to Cold Justice.

The reality series debuted to strong ratings in September, bringing in 2.9 million viewers to make it one of cable's top 10 unscripted series launches of 2013. It also stands as one of basic cable's top five new unscripted series of the third quarter -- averaging 2.5 million viewers in Live+Three Day returns.

Cold Justice, from Dick Wolf's Wolf Films and Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz's Magical Elves, follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary. The duo's work in solving old murder cases has already led to a confession and three indictments for murder.

"We're very proud to be renewing Cold Justice, which has already delivered real-world results for several of the cases featured on the show," said TNT and TBS' unscripted senior vp David Eilenberg. "Viewers have come to see Kelly and Yolanda as a real-life counterpart to such crime-drama duos as Cagney & Lacey and even our own Rizzoli & Isles."

The freshman season wraps Oct. 22, with the 10-episode sophomore run planned for early 2014. It will join Boston's Finest as the only other returning reality offering.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tnt-renews-dick-wolfs-cold-645129
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TV/Business Notes
‘NewsHour’ Ex-Anchors to Cede Ownership
By Elizabeth Jensen, The New York Times - Oct. 8, 2013

Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil have been closely linked with the “PBS NewsHour” since the show’s beginnings in 1975, for many years as its co-anchors and, since 1981, as the show’s owners and co-producers through MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

Now, with both men having stepped away from anchoring, their production company has decided to give up its ownership stake in the program, after struggling in recent years to raise enough funds to keep it going.

In an internal letter sent to the staff Tuesday, Mr. Lehrer and Mr. MacNeil said they were talking with the Washington public television station WETA, the program’s co-producer, about taking over ownership of the nonprofit program, which is produced under contract for PBS. MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which is majority owned by Liberty Media, is “offering to contribute to WETA our ownership stakes in the ‘NewsHour’ and all parts of MLP connected with the program,” the letter said.

The letter said that WETA’s president and chief executive, Sharon Rockefeller, greeted the offer with “delight and enthusiasm,” but that many details remained to be worked out.

Mr. Lehrer, Mr. MacNeil and Ms. Rockefeller were not available for interviews. But in a statement, Ms. Rockefeller said, “We look forward to producing the program every night with the same standards of excellence in journalism our viewers expect and deserve.”

In her own internal memo, she said that while the program was already closely aligned with WETA — it is housed in WETA studios in Arlington, Va. — “joining two entities into one organization is nonetheless a complicated endeavor. Discussions have only just begun.”

In their letter, Mr. Lehrer and Mr. MacNeil cited “the probability of increasing our fund-raising abilities” as one reason for the change. But they said the “central driving force is that the two of us are increasingly no longer active in the day-to-day editorial decisions.” Last month, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff were named the program’s co-anchors and managing editors, the first permanent anchors since Mr. Lehrer retired as anchor in 2011. Mr. MacNeil retired as co-anchor in 1995.

In the fiscal year ending June 30, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions fell short in raising corporate underwriting for the show, and had to appeal several times to PBS for emergency cash infusions, according to public television employees familiar with the financial situation. This summer, to shore up its finances, the program closed its Denver and San Francisco offices and laid off most employees there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/business/media/pbs-newshour-looks-to-change-ownership.html?ref=media
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
WEDNESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - The Middle
8:30PM - Back In The Game
9PM - Modern Family
9:31PM - Super Night Fun
10PM - Nashville
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11:35PM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Rapper Kanye West)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - Survivor
9PM - Criminal Minds
10PM - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Lucy Liu; environmental engineering professor Mark Jacobson; The Weeknd performs)
12:37AM - Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Sean Hayes; comic Tom Cotter)

NBC:
8PM - Revolution
9PM - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10PM - Ironside
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11:34PM - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Comic Whitney Cummings; Ann Romney, wife of businessman and politician Mitt Romney; Lissie performs)
12:36AM - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Alan Rickman; Chloe Grace Moretz; zoologist Jeff Musial; Ylvis performs; Cassadee Pope sits in with the Roots)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Comic Deon Cole; "Dirty Wars''; Kimbra performs)
(R - Jun. 5)

FOX:
8PM - The X Factor (120 min.)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation (Season Finale)
9PM - NOVA: Megastorm Aftermath
10PM - Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World
(R - Oct. 23, 2012)

UNIVISION:
8PM - Porque El Amor Manda
9PM - Amores Verdaderos
10PM - Mentir Para Vivir

THE CW:
8PM - Arrow (Season Premiere)
9PM - The Tomorrow People (Series Premiere)

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Premios Billboard de la Música Mexicana (Three hours)

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Michael Fassbender)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Tom Hanks)

TBS:
After the MLB Playoff Game - Conan (Steve Martin; Edie Brickell; Leven Rambin)
(R - Aug. 6)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Sofia Vergara; comic Ian Karmel; comic Jessimae Pelluso; comic Dov Davidoff)

SYNDICATION:
Check Local Listings - Arsenio (Bill Maher; Margo Martindale; MC Lyte; Mike Wysocki)
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TV/Nielsen Notes
Attention, Jeff Zucker: NBC is having its best fall in 10 years
By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times' 'Show Tracker' Blog - Oct. 8, 2013

The TV season is still young, but NBC is having its best fall start in a decade, leading to speculation it might finally have shaken off the curse of Jeff Zucker.

Thanks to the singing contest "The Voice" as well as Sunday night NFL games, the network has taken the first two weeks in the crucial category of adults ages 18 to 49, according to Nielsen.

It has the biggest Week 2 lead of any network in 11 years and its best rank in total viewers in a decade. That goes back to the tenure of Zucker, the TV czar often blamed for failing to stop a ratings slide at NBC that continued through his exit in 2010. Zucker now runs CNN Worldwide. NBC's entertainment lineup is now overseen by Bob Greenblatt, who recently extended his deal at the network.

For the week that ended Sunday, NBC easily won Monday and Tuesday nights due to "The Voice." And Sunday's game between Houston and San Francisco proved a powerful draw, with 17.7 million tuning in.

The rest of the schedule wasn't quite so cheery for NBC, though. The network finished dead last on Wednesday and Thursday. That included the Wednesday premiere of the crime-drama retread "Ironside," which posted the worst numbers ever for an NBC fall drama rollout.

CBS had the week's Top 3 most-watched shows, with "NCIS,""The Big Bang Theory" and "60 Minutes." As a result, the network won as usual among total viewers.

Boffo ratings for the Washington drama "Scandal" helped keep ABC in the game. Fox, meanwhile, is suffering from lackluster ratings for its fading singing contest "The X Factor" and was mired in fourth place.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-attention-jeff-zucker-nbc-is-having-its-best-fall-in-10-years-20131008,0,3273764.story
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TV Notes
Kanye to be a guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
By Lindsay Deutsch, USA Today - Oct. 8, 2013

And so they meet in person.

Rapper Kanye West will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Oct. 9, coming face-to-face with Kimmel after going on a Twitter rant against the late night talk show host last month.

The feud began with a parody video Kimmel released about a recent interview West gave with BBC Radio 1, which made fun of the rapper by having children re-create his interview, in which he declares himself the "biggest rock star in the world."

West then went on an expletive-laden Twitter tirade, which has since been deleted, and even called Kimmel about the bit.

Kimmel later joked, "Finally, I'm in a rap feud. I always wanted to be in a rap feud."

Think they'll duke it out on camera? Share a hug?

The show airs on ABC at 11:35 ET/PT.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/10/08/kanye-west-jimmy-kimmel-live/2947955/
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