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Transparent: Season Five; Jeffrey Tambor Leaves Amazon TV Show

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In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him, Jeffrey Tambor has announced he is exiting the role of Maura Pfefferman and will not be in the fifth season the Transparent TV show on Amazon. To date, two of Tambor's colleagues have made accusations against him. Reportedly, Tambor's exit does not mean Transparent is cancelled, and there had already been talk of continuing the series without him. An Amazon dark comedy, the Transparent TV show centers on a Los Angeles family. After some false starts, patriarch Mort Pfefferman (Tambor) comes out to her family as Maura — a transgender woman. Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, and Judith Light also star. For his part, Tambor has denied the allegations and apologized for any "misinterpretation" of anything he did. Read More…
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The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option

The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option
Jeffrey Tambor has quit “Transparent” in advance of Season 5, and it’s unclear what the show — which was renewed for a fifth season in August, before the fourth season even aired — might look like without its trans parent.

Jill Soloway’s Emmy-winning Amazon series was inspired by her own parent’s transition and has been largely constructed around Tambor’s Pfefferman family matriarch, Maura. The show needs Maura, even if it does not need Tambor, so the most obvious solution might also be the best one: Recast the role. More specifically, recast the role with a trans actress.

Read More:Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

Though imagining a new figure stepping into the show’s close-knit family dynamic may sound jarring, there’s plenty of precedent: Just look to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Roseanne,” “That ’70s Show” or even “Pretty Little Liars.
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The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option

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The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option
Jeffrey Tambor has quit “Transparent” in advance of Season 5, and it’s unclear what the show — which was renewed for a fifth season in August, before the fourth season even aired — might look like without its trans parent.

Jill Soloway’s Emmy-winning Amazon series was inspired by her own parent’s transition and has been largely constructed around Tambor’s Pfefferman family matriarch, Maura. The show needs Maura, even if it does not need Tambor, so the most obvious solution might also be the best one: Recast the role. More specifically, recast the role with a trans actress.

Though imagining a new figure stepping into the show’s close-knit family dynamic may sound jarring, there’s plenty of precedent: Just look to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Roseanne,” “That ’70s Show” or even “Pretty Little Liars.
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Jeffrey Tambor Quits ‘Transparent’

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Following mounting accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor has decided to exit the Amazon show “Transparent.” Tambor starred on the critically-acclaimed show playing Maura Pfefferman, the trans matriarch of the Pfefferman family that included members played by Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Judith Light, and extended players like Kathryn Hahn.

Read More: ‘Transparent’ Writers Considering Season 5 Without Jeffrey Tambor Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

“Playing Maura Pfefferman on ‘Transparent’ has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life, Tambor told Deadline today.

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Transparent: Season Five; Jeffrey Tambor May Be Written Out of Amazon Series

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Transparent may be losing its lead. According to Variety, Jeffrey Tambor may be written out of the Amazon TV show because of recent sexual misconduct allegations.Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, on the Emmy-winning dramedy. The cast also includes Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, Kathryn Hahn, Alexandra Billings, Zackary Arthur, Carrie Brownstein, and Melora Hardin.Read More…
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How Will Hollywood Harassment Scandals Impact Awards Season?

How Will Hollywood Harassment Scandals Impact Awards Season?
With new allegations surfacing daily and once-respected artists falling from grace, Hollywood finds itself on edge amid a sexual misconduct scandal that has everyone wondering, “What’s next?”

Going by the calendar, awards season voting is next. Ballots go out to the Screen Actors Guild’s nominating committee Nov. 16, and before long, critics groups will be chiming in with year-end superlatives. A number of the disconcerting stories making headlines are bound to have an impact as the atmosphere continues to be one of paranoia and dread.

“There have been whisper campaigns and accusations of plagiarism in the past, but this is different,” said veteran awards strategist Tony Angellotti. “This is beyond bad behavior like a temper tantrum, which everyone sees every day of the week in Hollywood. We’re all just basically moving through life as if we’re shell-shocked all the time: ‘What other shoe is going to drop? Is it going
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James Toback, First-Hand: One Accuser Shares Her Story Using Her Diary and a Sketch

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James Toback, First-Hand: One Accuser Shares Her Story Using Her Diary and a Sketch
On October 22, after reading Glenn Whipp’s incendiary James Toback investigation in the La Times, Becky Wahlstrom scoured her journals. A veteran actress whose credits include “Joan of Arcadia” and “Mad Men,” she was 23 when she wrote a seven-and-a-half page entry on August 13, 1998 that described meeting Toback at the Beverly Hills Hotel for approximately five hours the night before.

Ostensibly, it was an audition for his film “Black and White”; Toback requested the meeting after seeing her deliver two lines in Don Roos’ “The Opposite of Sex.” She went to the audition without sides; she loved the idea that Toback liked to build his roles around his actors, a philosophy she embraced while studying at the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago.

Read More: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Says He Knows At Least 15 Women Who’ve Been Accosted by James Toback

At the hotel, she met Toback in
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Permanent Trailer: Rainn Wilson Is Having a Bad Hair Day

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Permanent Trailer: Rainn Wilson Is Having a Bad Hair Day
Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for Permanent. This indie comedy is set in the early 80's in small town Virginia and "Perms" are all the rage. 13-year Aurelie dreams about getting one to finally fit in at her new school but when her clueless parents bring her to a hairdressing academy to save a few bucks, things go incredibly wrong. This is the story about adolescence, socially awkward family members and bad hair.

Bad hair day? Nope! More like a bad hair life. Set in 1982 in small town Virginia, Permanent centers around 13-year-old Aurelie Dickson (Kira McLean) and her parents, Jeanne and Jim (Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson). In this hilariously awkward and unique telling full of wit and wisdom of a hairstyle gone wrong, the Dicksons are struggling through major life changes together all the while trying desperately to emerge intact on the other side.
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Transparent: Is the Amazon TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

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Vulture Watch Has the Pfefferman family's journey come to an end? Is the Transparent TV show cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Amazon? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Transparent, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A dark comedy streaming on the Amazon Prime Video paid subscription platform, Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, and Jay Duplass. After some false starts, patriarch Mort Pfefferman (Tambor) comes out to her family as Maura — a transgender woman. Maura’s honesty prompts the revelation of other long-held family secrets. Owning their realities will send each of the Pfeffermans onto new paths of self-discovery, as the series
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Transparent

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Network: Amazon. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 27, 2014 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, Kathryn Hahn, Alexandra Billings, Zackary Arthur, Carrie Brownstein, Melora Hardin, Jenny O'Hara, Brett Paesel, Cherry Jones, Trace Lysett, Emily Robinson, Alex MacNicoll, Kiersey Clemons, Jerry Adler, Clementine Creevy, Julia Butters, Alia Shawkat, Anjelica Huston, Bradley Whitford, and Lawrence Pressman. TV show description: An Amazon dark comedy, the Transparent TV show centers on a Los Angeles family. After some false starts, patriarch Mort Pfefferman (Tambor) comes out to her family as Maura -- a transgender woman. The clan includes Maura's former wife Shelly (Light), who has long known about
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Wanda Sykes and Jill Soloway Honored at Point Foundation Gala

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“Slowly but surely I realized by writing this TV show, and distributing this TV show to the world, it would actually make the world safer for somebody that I love,” “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway explained as they accepted the point impact award at the annual Point Honors La Gala, held Saturday. According to Variety, Soloway’s honor recognizes those who have contributed to and improved the lives of the Lgbtq community. Also honored at the event was comedian-actress-producer-writer Wanda Sykes, who took home the point legend award, “given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their career and who has faithfully backed the Lgbtq community,” the source writes.

Soloway emphasized that after “Transparent” premiered on Amazon back in 2014, the team behind the show received “a giant cascade of love and support from the Lgbtq community and especially the trans community.” Inspired by Soloway’s own family, the series kicked off with Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) coming out as transgender to her ex-wife and children. The recently released fourth season of the critically acclaimed drama sees Maura’s daughter Ali (Gaby Hoffmann) exploring her relationship to the gender binary.

Sykes came out as gay in her 40s, and joked about the benefits of waiting until a period of her life when her parents couldn’t kick her out of the house for being gay. “I can afford to be gay,” she said, whereas others “get kicked out of their homes, and that’s why I support organizations doing the work that [the Point Foundation] is doing, so I appreciate that,” she acknowledged.

Afternoon Delight” writer-director Soloway is also an exec producer on Amazon’s “I Love Dick,” a comedy about a wife and husband who become infatuated with a male professor. The fate of the series is unknown — the streamer hasn’t confirmed a second season yet. She’s also an exec producer on Angela Robinson’s “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” an unconventional love story about the trio behind the creation of “Wonder Woman” that’s hitting theaters this Friday, October 13.

Black-ish,” “Snatched,” and “Bad Moms” are among Sykes’ recent credits.

Wanda Sykes and Jill Soloway Honored at Point Foundation Gala was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Finding Your Roots’: Larry David and Bernie Sanders Are Related, and More Shocking Revelations From PBS’ Ancestry Series

‘Finding Your Roots’: Larry David and Bernie Sanders Are Related, and More Shocking Revelations From PBS’ Ancestry Series
Although Larry David had impersonated Senator Bernie Sanders brilliantly multiple times on “Saturday Night Live,” the men’s resemblance was written off as nothing but a joke. After all, they’re both older Jewish men from New York. Of course they’re similar.

On Tuesday night’s premiere of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” though, they discovered they have far more in common than just looks. After running a DNA test on the two, host Gates revealed that they share significantly long sequences of identical DNA. In short, they’re related.

Read More:pbs Yanks Ben Affleck ‘Finding Your Roots’ Episode + Puts Off 3rd & 4th Seasons Until Editorial Standards Improve

“What the hell?!” David said upon learning the news. “That is really funny. That is amazing! Alright. Cousin Bernie.”

In a separate interview, Sanders had a similarly delighted but stunned reaction. “You’re kidding. That is unbelievable.
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‘Finding Your Roots’: Larry David and Bernie Sanders Are Related, and More Shocking Revelations From PBS’ Ancestry Series

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‘Finding Your Roots’: Larry David and Bernie Sanders Are Related, and More Shocking Revelations From PBS’ Ancestry Series
Although Larry David had impersonated Senator Bernie Sanders brilliantly multiple times on “Saturday Night Live,” the men’s resemblance was written off as nothing but a joke. After all, they’re both older Jewish men from New York. Of course they’re similar.

On Tuesday night’s premiere of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” though, they discovered they have far more in common than just looks. After running a DNA test on the two, host Gates revealed that they share significantly long sequences of identical DNA. In short, they’re related.

Read More:pbs Yanks Ben Affleck ‘Finding Your Roots’ Episode + Puts Off 3rd & 4th Seasons Until Editorial Standards Improve

“What the hell?!” David said upon learning the news. “That is really funny. That is amazing! Alright. Cousin Bernie.”

In a separate interview, Sanders had a similarly delighted but stunned reaction. “You’re kidding. That is unbelievable.
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Blowing Up the Binary: How 'Transparent' Season 4 Is Personal for Jill Soloway

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the entire fourth season of Amazon's Transparent.]

Jill Soloway isn't sure which came first.

The Transparent creator now identifies as gender non-binary and prefers to be described with the gender-neutral pronouns of they, them and their. On the fourth season of the Amazon comedy, which was released in full on Friday, the youngest of the Pfefferman clan, Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), is on the brink of identifying as non-binary after years of questioning her identity.

Soloway's parent coming out as transgender in 2011 inspired the writer to create Transparent, something they now refer to as an...
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TV Review: ‘Transparent’ Season 4 on Amazon Prime

TV Review: ‘Transparent’ Season 4 on Amazon Prime
This year’s Emmy Awards provided a potent reminder of how fickle voters can be. After collecting multiple statuettes in key categories over its first few years, Amazon Prime’s “Transparent” got shut out in 2017. What once seemed as buzzy as a TV show can get has cooled off, as if the snubbed third season was indication of a show past its peak.

But diehard fans of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed dramedy can take heart in its fourth season: “Transparent” is as strong as it’s ever been, judging by the 10 episodes the streaming service released Friday.

A good chunk of this year’s episodes take the Pfefferman clan to Israel, where the baggage they unload doesn’t stop at Ben Gurion Airport. Three generations of Pfefferman get to squabble when Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) discovers the father (Jerry Adler, who played Hesh Rabkin on “”The Sopranos”) he was told had died is actually alive and very well
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Transparent season 4 review

Patrick Sproull Sep 25, 2017

Here's our spoiler-filled review of Jill Soloway's Transparent season 4 for those who binged it over the weekend...

This review contains spoilers.

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Once again it feels like both everything and nothing happens this season on Transparent. It’s a show that underplays so much; departing showrunner Jill Soloway leaves so much of the heavy lifting to her juggernaut cast who effortlessly sell each scene. Each season deserves multiple re-watches just to fully absorb its nuances and trace the emotional journey of each character where a lot can go unnoticed as a result of Transparent’s brutally short seasons.

The show doesn’t bash you over the head with the point it’s trying to make and that’s what
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Amazon renews Transparent for season 5

Amazon has announced that it has renewed the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series Transparent for a fifth season, which is expected to hit the streaming service in 2018.

“Over the past few seasons the Pfeffermans have gone across the world, back in time and made many, many trips to the deli,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and Vr, Amazon Studios. “We’re so excited to see what magic Jill and the incredible team bring to this always groundbreaking series in season five.”

“We are extremely grateful to Amazon Studios for their continued trust and support and to our audience for their warm embrace of the Pfeffermans,” added creator Jill Soloway. “We look forward to another season of comedy and drama, love and weirdness, God and sex – in the service of community and in pursuit of peace, joy, freedom and human rights for all.”

The fifth season will reunite
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Transparent: Season Five Renewal from Amazon for 2018

The Pfefferman family isn't leaving anytime soon. Today, Amazon announced they've renewed Transparent for a fifth season.Season four of Jill Soloway's award-winning comedy-drama is set to premiere on September 22nd. The cast includes Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffmann, and Judith Light.Read More…
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Amazon Renews Jill Soloway’s “Transparent” for a Fifth Season

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Jill Soloway’s award-winning series “Transparent” is, without a doubt, one of Amazon’s most successful properties. With two Golden Globes and eight Emmys to its name, it’s no surprise that Amazon Studios would like to keep “Transparent” around for as long as possible. In fact, per The Hollywood Reporter, it’s on its way to becoming the company’s longest-running series with a newly-announced fifth season.

That’s right — just a month shy of its Season 4 premiere, Amazon has renewed Soloway’s innovative series for another run.

“We are extremely grateful to Amazon Studios for their continued trust and support and to our audience for their warm embrace of the Pfeffermans,” stated Soloway. “We look forward to another season of comedy and drama, love and weirdness, God and sex — in the service of community and in pursuit of peace, joy, freedom, and human rights for all."

Transparent” follows the Pfefferman family as its patriarch, played by Jeffrey Tambor, comes out as transgender and begins to embrace life as Maura. This ensemble cast also features Judith Light (“Ugly Betty”), Gaby Hoffman (“Girls”), Jay Duplass (“Landline”), and Amy Landecker (“Doctor Strange”). All are expected to return for the newest season.

Soloway and Andrea Sperling will continue to executive produce.

Soloway’s newest series, “I Love Dick,” is also an Amazon property. Co-created by Sarah Gubbins and based on Chris Kraus’ feminist novel of the same name, “I Love Dick” follows a married couple (Griffin Dunne and Kathryn Hahn) who engage in a complicated love triangle with a fascinating professor named Dick (Kevin Bacon).

Transparent’s” fifth season is expected to begin production next year and will premiere towards the end of 2018.

Season 4, which Soloway promises will “cross borders and boundaries,” will be released on Amazon September 22.

Amazon Renews Jill Soloway’s “Transparent” for a Fifth Season was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Transparent renewed for season 5

Louisa Mellor Aug 24, 2017

Jill Soloway's critically acclaimed Amazon comedy drama Transparent will return for season 5 on Amazon Prime Video...

As we prepare to welcome back the Pfeffermans for Transparent season four, news comes from Amazon that the next run of Jill Soloway's award-winning show won't be the last. Transparent has been renewed for a fifth season due to go into production in 2018 and to arrive on the streaming service that same year.

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The whole Pfefferman gang will be back for season five - Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker are due to return respectively as Moira, Shelly, Ally, Josh and Sarah, with a host of as-yet unconfirmed guest stars we're sure.

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