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Network: ABCEpisodes: 29 (half-hour)Seasons: TwoTV show dates: March 2, 2016 -- March 14, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Mathew Shively, Bebe Wood, and Mary Hollis Inboden.TV show description: This single-camera comedy takes an inside look at a seemingly perfect family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new and messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.Eileen (Martha Plimpton), the matriarch of the O'Neal household, is highly regarded in the community for her volunteer work and fundraising skills. Eighteen years ago, an unplanned pregnancy and a shotgun wedding made a young Eileen get her act together. After reinventing herself as the perfectly put-together Catholic mom, »
Sorry, Kenny. ABC has cancelled their Tuesday night comedy series, The Real O'Neals after two seasons. The sitcom concluded its run in late March.A single-camera comedy series, The Real O'Neals revolves around an Irish Catholic family that seems to be living an idyllic life. Their lives are turned upside down when the middle son comes out of the closet and the rest of the family members come clean with their own secrets. They then start to live their lives more authentically. The show stars Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matt Shively, Bebe Wood, and Mary Hollis Inboden.Read More… »
It’s been real, O’Neals.
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ABC has cancelled family sitcom The Real O’Neals after two seasons, TVLine has learned. Noah Galvin starred as gay teen Kenny, whose decision to come out sent shockwaves through his tight-knit Catholic family; Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) and Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men) co-starred as Kenny’s parents Eileen and Pat.
O’Neals had an encouraging start to Season 2, landing an order for three additional episodes in November. But by the time it wrapped up its second season in March, »
“Imaginary Mary” starred Jenna Elfman as a woman in her 30s whose childhood imaginary friend — voiced by Rachel Dratch — suddenly reenters her life when she finds herself getting into a serious relationship with a father of three. It also starred Stephen Schneider, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, and Erica Tremblay.
The series’ prospects were dim from the start, with ABC trimming its episode order from 13 to 9 before it even premiered. Its ratings also failed to live up to other ABC comedies. Its debut on March 29 after a new episode of “The Goldbergs” drew a 1.4 rating and 5.4 million viewers, well below the 2.0 achieved by fellow freshman series “Speechless” during its fall premiere in the timeslot. The following week, “Imaginary Mary” dropped over 30 percent in both key measures to a 0.9 rating and 3.5 million viewers. None »
- Joe Otterson
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.
– The American Cinematheque has announced that the 31st American Cinematheque Award Sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg, will be presented to Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala. The presentation will take place Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The award presentation will be held in the International Ballroom and will include in-person tributes from some of Adams’ colleagues and friends. Other show participants will be announced as they are confirmed in the coming months.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Amy Adams as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman. “Amy Adams is one of the most beloved, admired and respected actresses in movies today. Her credits range from critical favorites like ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Arrival »
- Kate Erbland
A fractured membership, breaking rank, warring factions — no, it’s not the Republican Party. It’s CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors’ convention that will run March 27-30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
CinemaCon is always a crucible for change in the motion picture industry. It’s a four-day snapshot of the symbiotic and sometimes difficult relationship between distributors and the National Association of Theater Owners, which represents some 40,000 movie screens in North America and cinemas in 50 countries.
However, that partnership has never been more fraught than it is now. Studios seriously flirt with bringing first-run major releases into homes, while exhibitors fight tooth and nail to get the public’s butts back into theaters: Their mutual interests are no longer the same.
- Anne Thompson and Graham Winfrey
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.
– Pflag National — the nation’s largest organization for families, friends, and allies of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (Lgbt) — will celebrate The Ninth Annual Straight for Equality Awards, celebrating high-profile allies who are moving equality forward for the Lgbt community, and transforming the way that Lgbtq people are understood and treated by using their talents in their respective fields to empower others to also become engaged on the issues.
This year, the event will celebrate Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton, CNN political analyst Ana Navarro, and Alcoa. Attendees will also enjoy a performance from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Kinky Boots.” The evening will be hosted by comedian Fortune Feimster.
– Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts will receive the CinemaCon Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award, it was announced by CinemaCon Managing Director, »
- Kate Erbland
“Below Her Mouth” first premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Now, the lesbian romance will make its theatrical debut in April. Directed by April Mullen and written by Stephanie Fabrizi, the film co-stars androgynous supermodel Erika Linder.
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In “Below Her Mouth,” Jasmine (Natalie Krill) is a successful fashion editor who is happily engaged and planning her wedding with fiancé Rile (Sebastian Pigott). When she meets a lesbian roofer named Dallas (Linder), the two women embark on a steamy affair that makes both of them reevaluate her their lives and threatens Jasmine’s engagement.
Mullen’s film is among the first to receive an “F for female” rating on IMDb, as reported by Out, which first premiered the Us trailer for the film. In fact, it received a “Triple F” for being written, directed and starring women. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
The Real O'Neals finished its second season earlier this month, but what about season three? What do you think? Would you watch a third season of the ABC TV series?The sitcom revolves around an Irish Catholic family whose lives are turned upside down when the middle son comes out of the closet and the rest of the family members come clean with their own secrets. The cast includes Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matt Shively, Bebe Wood, and Mary Hollis Inboden.Read More… »
After getting fed up with how women’s reproductive rights were being dealt with in our country, Martha Plimpton, 46, decided to turn her anger into action.
“After the 2010 midterm elections, when the Tea Party took over, we started to see a real dramatic upswing in anti-choice legislation,” she explains. “A group of women friends and I got together to brainstorm what we could do.”
Their end result was A Is For—a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 and dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive rights and ending the stigma against abortion care. The name was inspired by the classic novel The »
- Brianne Tracy and Mia McNiece
What's in store for The Real O'Neals? Recently, ABC released new photos and a synopsis from the series' upcoming season two finale.The sitcom revolves around an Irish Catholic family whose lives are turned upside down when the middle son comes out of the closet and the rest of the family members come clean with their own secrets. The cast includes Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matt Shively, Bebe Wood, and Mary Hollis Inboden.Read More… »
Jordin Sparks is ready to party.
The former American Idol champion makes a cameo as herself on Tuesday’s episode of The Real O’Neals – and People has a sneak peek clip of her scene.
Sparks shows up in a dream sequence on the ABC sitcom playing a future version of herself who invites Kenny (Noah Galvin) to duet with her at a karaoke party but is sad to see still-teenage Kenny has lost his hair and appears decades older.
“That’s what love does. »
- Patrick Gomez
A catered luncheon at the Sundance Film Festival, celebrating women in film, turned into a tense discussion of race and privilege Saturday, with former “Daily Show” correspondent and rising star Jessica Williams both caught in the crosshairs and boldly stepping up to educate her elders on the prevailing beliefs of the contemporary feminist and anti-racist movements.
As reported in the L.A. Times, it all started when the conversation turned to the current political climate, and Salma Hayek, at the festival with Miguel Arteta’s “Beatriz at Dinner,” advised her fellow female Hollywood elite to “be careful that we don’t fall into victimization.” Shirley MacLaine chimed in, urging women to “find the democracy inside” and to explore their “core identity.”
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That’s when Williams stepped in, who turned to MacLaine and asked, »
- Jude Dry
Stanley & Iris
1990 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 104 min. / Street Date January 17, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95
Cinematography: Donald McAlpine
Original Music: John Williams
Directed by Martin Ritt
There ought to be a place on a screen for every kind of film story. True, old movies fronted a mostly false consensus picture of the world, claiming that there was a ‘normal’ baseline for our lives. The reality of most social issues was ignored in favor of pleasant fairy tales where all conflicts could be solved on a personal level. After all, movies were considered entertainment first, and carriers of vital social truths maybe about 97th. But then and now, there »
- Glenn Erickson
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