Another busy week at KCRW. On this Monday's edition of The Business, Kim Masters, Matt Belloni and I bantered about the hot entertainment biz topics coming in 2015:
- Will there be a long-term chilling effect at the studios following the Sony hack? And what's the future for Sony itself?
- China's got a lot of money, and they're looking for places to invest in Hollywood. Their continued clout has already started to influence content, and that's a trend that's likely to continue.
- The TV broadcast networks are looking to recapture a little bit of the magic following a down year. And all eyes are on Fox to see which direction they'll go following a regime change in 2014.
- Late night will look a little different this year. Stephen Colbert moving to CBS, Larry Wilmore coming to Comedy Central and Chelsea Handler will premiere her new show on Netflix.
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On Monday's Press Play with Madeleine Brand, Grantland's Andy Greenwald and I discussed winter TV:
If your New Year’s resolutions include watching more TV (why not?) then you’re in luck. You have plenty to choose from in 2015. Networks are starting the year with a slew of new shows and returning old favorites. We sift through the options and other small screen news in our weekly TV roundup.