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Vulture WatchHave the mighty fallen? Will the Billions TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Billions season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, the Billions TV show stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashād. Eric Bogosian will recur and Mary Louise Parker will guest star in season two. Billions follows U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). The second installment picks up right after the season one finale, which ended in a confrontation between Rhoades and hedge fund king "Axe." Now, the duo will engage in a "scorched-earth battle" »
“‘Billions’ continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in Season 3.”
Season 2, currently airing, picked up immediately after the Season 1 finale. Hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis), scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination. The series explores the dynamic in the battle of law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the »
- Oriana Schwindt
ABC has promoted When We Rise as a mini-series from the very beginning so there seems to be no chance that it will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. But, could strong ratings lead the network to produce similar programming or other mini-series? Stay tuned.From Dustin Lance Black, the When We Rise TV show chronicles the leaders who agitated for Lgbt rights in the Us Civil Rights movement. The mini-series follows Lgbt activist Cleve Jones (Guy Pearce), women's right leader Roma Guy (Mary-Louise Parker), her wife and social justice activist Diane (Rachel Griffiths), African-American community organizer Ken Jones (Michael K. Williams), and transgender activist Cecilia Chung (Ivory Aquino). The cast also includes Austin McKenzie, Emily Skeggs, Jonathan Majors, Fiona Dourif, Henry Czerny, Whoopi Goldberg, Arliss Howard, Sam Jaeger, T.R. Knight, Mary McCormack, Kevin McHale, Rosie O'Donnell, Denis O'Hare, Pauley Perrette, David Hyde Pierce, Richard »
Network: ABCEpisodes: Eight (hour)Seasons: OneTV show dates: February 27, 2018 — March 3, 2017Series status: Ending Performers include: Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Michael K. Williams, Ivory Aquino, Austin McKenzie, Emily Skeggs, Jonathan Majors, Fiona Dourif, Henry Czerny, Whoopi Goldberg, Arliss Howard, Sam Jaeger, T.R. Knight, Mary McCormack, Kevin McHale, Rosie O'Donnell, Denis O'Hare, Pauley Perrette, David Hyde Pierce, Richard Schiff, Phylicia Rashad, Rob Reiner, and William Sadler.TV show description:From Dustin Lance Black, the When We Rise TV show chronicles the leaders who agitated for Lgbt rights in the Us Civil Rights movement. The mini-series follows Lgbt activist Cleve Jones, women's right leader Roma Guy, her wife and social justice activist Diane, African-American community organizer Ken Jones, and transgender »
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Feb. 27 to March 5, this is what we’re most excited about:
Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Missing Richard Simmons’
From filmmaker Dan Taberski comes a gripping new podcast that seeks to answer the question: Whatever happened to longtime fitness guru Richard Simmons? After disappearing from public life and seemingly ghosting all his close friends and supporters in 2014, Simmons mostly hasn’t been heard from since. Taberski, a fan and friend of Simmons, makes it his mission to find the answer to that question, while also uncovering what made Simmons the man he is today. The podcast, which is only two episodes in, blends the mystery of Serial with those E! True Hollywood Story specials that became popular in the late ’90s.
More: Richard Simmons Speaks Out: 'No One Should Worry About Me'
New episodes of Missing Richard Simmons premiere every Wednesday »
Golden Exits. © Sean Price Williams“No soul or locale is too humble,” John Updike wrote, “to be the site of entertaining and instructive fiction.” Which is a good thing for Nick, the nominal hero of Alex Ross Perry’s new film Golden Exits. The mild, meek, nearly-fifty archivist, played with greying dignity by former Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, lives a pinched and incapacious existence, toiling ten hours a day hunched behind the desk of a basement office only a few blocks away from his Brooklyn apartment. It’s a spartan, closed-loop life, and Nick thinks it’s “thrilling”—which it becomes for a time, when a 25-year-old assistant arrives from Australia and threatens to disrupt it. Golden Exits is about that threat. Or more precisely, it is a film about what happens when order and routine are besieged by the promise of change—when the life one has accepted is beleaguered by temptation, »
“From the beginning I said it should be ‘When We Rise,’ the we being the biggest part of it,” says writer/producer/director Dustin Lance Black, of naming the eight-hour, four-part miniseries that premieres on February 27 on ABC.
A few feet away, director Dee Rees (“Bessie”) sets up a scene outside the storefront that once housed activist Harvey Milk’s campaign office for City Supervisor (it’s now fittingly a space occupied by the Human Rights Campaign). In the scene, a young Cleve Jones (Austin P. McKenzie) runs out to Castro Street to talk with soon-to-be disco star Sylvester (Justin Sams), who he has become friends with. The real Cleve Jones, an activist still living in San Francisco and consultant on the project, stands off to the side and watches the moment from his own life as its recreated for the cameras.
If anyone were going to write “When We Rise,” it »
- Jim Halterman
When We Rise. "With how powerful the show is and its message of being united amidst diversity, I felt like it was important to share my story," says the Filipina actress, who makes her TV debut in Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant's ABC event series as real-life trans activist Cecilia Chung alongside Guy Pearce and Mary-Louise Parker.
Up until now, the theater actress, who came to the U.S. at age 18 and transitioned in her mid-20s, »
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
The struggle for gay rights in America is absolutely a piece of history we should all learn. It’s too bad, then, that ABC’s bloated, self-serious miniseries When We Rise (debuting Monday, Feb. 27 at 9/8c) is such a slog to get through.
Spanning more than four decades of the gay-rights movement in four two-hour installments, When We Rise fictionalizes the stories of three real-life activists — free-spirited rebel Cleve, brainy feminist Roma and former Navy sailor Ken — as they fight for acceptance, from San Francisco’s Castro district in the ’70s to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage »
The mere existence of “When We Rise” is almost virtue enough. But in terms of tone and execution, the four-part event series from ABC is wildly uneven, crossing from moving stories of romance under oppression to retellings of history that are so broadly pitched — and with such bad wigs! — that they’re too after-school special to be truly affecting. Still, the fact that an eight-hour educational reconstruction of the gay rights movement is taking up primetime real estate on a broadcast network is evidence of a revolution — a still-unfolding one, to be sure, but one that has transformed the social fabric of this nation. In just 50 years, America has gone from a land where homosexuality was an illness treated by psychologists with lobotomies and electroshock treatment to one where gay marriage is the law of the land.
“When We Rise” is an attempt to explain how that happened, from 1972 to 2013. Eight hours is not much time to »
- Sonia Saraiya
Author: Stefan Pape
Indie auteur Alex Ross Perry returns to the silver screen with Golden Exits, which begins opens with Emily Browning’s Naomi, sat on her doorstep, singing New York Groove by Kiss, and instantly the viewer is beguiled – an essential introduction to the character, for it’s her very arrival in the Big Apple which causes such disruption, as we becomes as absorbed by her, in much of the same way the myriad of male character that orbit around her also feel.
Hailing from Australia, Naomi has landed a job that will ensure she can remain on American soil for a few months, working as an assistant to Nick (Adam Horovitz) as he archives materials concerning his dead father-in-law. Spending every day together, in a modest sized office, this ignites the jealousy in Nick’s wife Alyssa (Chloe Sevigny) and the scepticism in her sister Gwendolyn (Mary-Louise Parker). For good reason too, »
- Stefan Pape
Golden Exits review
Golden Exits starts very much like The Dinner, another film premiering at this year’s Berlinale, where a couple are preparing for a dinner party. Luckily that’s where the similarities between Perry’s sweet indie and Oren Moverman’s Richard Gere starrer end. This couple in question is Nick (Adam Horovitz) and his wife Aly (Chloe Sevigny), who are hosting Aly’s sister Gwen (Mary-Louise Parker) for the evening in heir own home. The big talking point at this dinner though is the extra guest Naomi (Emily Browning), a young twenty-something who is visiting New York to gain life experience abroad. Nick has hired »
- Paul Heath
At&T has rounded out the cast of its straight-to-series drama Mr. Mercedes, which is based upon the 2014 Stephen King novel of the same name, and has kicked off production ahead of a premiere in the fall.
Deadline reports that Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) will play Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. They join the previously announced Kelly Lynch (Magic City) as Deborah Hartsfield, Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Holly Gibney and Breeda Wool (uNREAL) as Lou Linklatter.
- Amie Cranswick
Following the recent news that Mary-Louise Parker has joined the cast of Sonar Entertainment’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, the complete core cast for the At&T Audience Network series has now been announced with production on the show underway in South Carolina.
Mr. Mercedes will debut sometime this year on DirecTV’s Audience Network. We have the official press release with the full core cast list below, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on this series as more information is revealed.
Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 — At&T* Audience Network has cast for its new original series, “Mr. Mercedes.” The new series from Sonar Entertainment will premiere 10 hour-long episodes, which are currently in production in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Derek Anderson
There are no screaming matches or overt arguments, nor is there any sort of frenetic camera work, yet Golden Exits is unmistakably the work of Alex Ross Perry. The insecurities that bubbled up and exploded through his characters in Listen Up Philip and the even-more-heightened Queen of Earth stay grounded with his relatively small-scale latest film, these anxieties rather becoming the subtext for nearly every conversation. It’s a work of small decisions and jabs, glances and non-action. Should I stay at this bar where temptation exists? Should I continue staring at a woman that will only bring upon personal suffering?
It’s these seemingly trivial valleys where the interconnected characters of Golden Exits lie. The axis point is Naomi (Emily Browning), an Australian student who is hired by Nick (Adam Horovitz) to assist in archiving a life’s worth of history left by his recently deceased father-in-law. Nick’s wife, »
- Jordan Raup
Alex Ross Perry doesn’t usually go for “nice” characters — from the disaffected siblings at the heart of “The Color Wheel” to Jason Schwartzman’s gleefully abrasive title character in “Listen Up Philip” to the deeply destructive ladies of “Queen of Earth,” the filmmaker has never shown much interest in stories about people who treat each other well. With his intimacy drama “Golden Exits,” Perry strays from his typical fare of people behaving badly to, well, people behaving not quite as badly and certainly with more believable motivation.
Australian student Naomi (Emily Browning) is spending the spring in New York City — Brooklyn, specifically, as much of “Golden Exits” takes place within the confines of Perry’s own Cobble Hill neighborhood — working for Nick (Adam Horowitz, who is mostly out of his depth in the role), an archivist who takes a new assistant every semester to help him with his work. »
- Kate Erbland
Alex Ross Perry is an independent-film conundrum. The 32-year-old writer-director received very strong reviews for his 2015 dramatic thriller “Queen of Earth” and 2014 Sundance Film Festival entry “Listen Up Philip,” but both films were box office flops, taking in around $90,000 and $200,000, respectively.
Perry’s latest film, “Golden Exits,” premiered Sunday in U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. The film follows two families in Brooklyn whose social bubble is disrupted by a visiting girl from Australia, played by Emily Browning. The ensemble cast is comprised of Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe and former Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz.
The prospect of three commercial duds in a row could give any filmmaker a panic attack, but Perry has a sense of humor about his lack of box office prowess.
“It would be »
- Graham Winfrey
Mary-Louise Parker is headed to At&T's Audience Network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Weeds star has joined the network's upcoming series Mr. Mercedes.Based on the book by Stephen King, the drama "follows a demented killer (Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again." The cast also includes Holland Taylor, Kelly Lynch, and Jharrel Jerome.Read More… »
ABC is shifting things around. This week, the network announced they are changing the air dates for their upcoming miniseries When We Rise.From Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black, the drama “charts the rise of the fight for Lgbt rights in the U.S., beginning in 1971 through the contemporary push for marriage equality.” The cast includes Whoopi Goldberg, Mary Louise Parker, Rosie O’Donnell, Guy Pearce, and Rachel Griffiths.Read More… »
According to THR, Parker (R.I.P.D., Fried Green Tomatoes) will portray the recurring role of Janey Patterson, the younger sibling of the deceased Olivia Trelawney. Janey’s character plays a key role in helping an ex-detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) track down a relentless, boastful killer (played by Harry Treadaway, who replaced Anton Yelchin in the role after the actor’s tragic death).
- Derek Anderson
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