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TVLine Items: Homelander Gets Sex, Sherlock Special Update and More

8 July 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Homeland alumna Marin Ireland is about to become the Master of her domain.

The actress will recur on Season 2 of Showtime’s Masters of Sex as the wife of Christian Borle’s character, our sister site Deadline reports.

Video Masters of Sex Season 2 Trailer

The couple comes to William Masters, seeking his help in conceiving a child.

Masters of Sex returns Sunday, July 13 at 10/9c.

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* Sam Waterston (The Newsroom) has joined Netflix’s upcoming comedy Grace and Frankie, per The Hollywood Reporter. The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two nemeses whose husbands (Waterston, »

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Casting Watch: Netflix Nabs Waterston for 'Grace and Frankie' Comedy

8 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sam Waterston is joining "Grace and Frankie," the Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as nemeses whose husbands, in turns out, are in love with each other. Waterson will play Sol, the husband of Tomlin's Frankie, who has been secretly having a decades-long affair with his law partner, Grace's husband, Robert (Martin Sheen).  The two men tell their wives that they want to get married, and the titular women discover that despite their wishes, their lives are inextricably bound together. "Grace and Frankie," which was created by "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris ("Home Improvement"), is set for a 2015 debut on Netflix of 13 episodes.  Paula Weinstein, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are also attached as executive producers, and Tate Taylor (director of "The Help") is set to helm the first episode. Waterston is currently starring as network executive Charlie »

- Jacob Combs

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TV on Tap: Sam Waterston Joins Netflix Comedy as Martin Sheen’s Boyfriend, Taye Diggs Joins “The Good Wife” and Rosie O’Donnell Rejoining “The View”?

8 July 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »


TMZ says that The View is actively negotiating with Rosie O’Donnell to return as a host. Negotiations are far along enough that O’Donnell’s new job could be announced today.

Taye Diggs has booked a multi-episode arc on The Good Wife according to E!. He’ll be playing a Lockhart/Gardner partner who decides to jump to Florrick/Argos.

Taye Diggs

Sam Waterston has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix series Grace and Frankie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedy stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as rivals who find themselves pulled together when their husbands reveal that they’ve fallen in love with each other. Waterson will play Tomlin’s husband, pairing him with Martin Sheen.

Vulture argues that True Blood should kill off everyone by the series finale. “…my wish for everyone else to die too isn’t about piling on. I want »

- Lyle Masaki

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Sam Waterston will play Martin Sheen's beau in a Netflix comedy

7 July 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Netflix has set out to stage an Aaron Sorkin reunion of sorts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Newsroom’s Sam Waterston has been cast in an upcoming comedy for the streaming giant, alongside Jane Fonda (The Newsroom), Lily Tomlin (The West Wing), and Martin Sheen (do I have to say what show Martin Sheen was on? Okay fine, The West Wing).

The show, titled Grace and Frankie, follows two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin)—who make amends after they discover that their husbands—Sheen and Waterston, respectively—have been keeping up an affair with each other since 1994 and now plan to legally marry. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Capsule Movie Reviews (July 3): 'Wrinkles' and four more

3 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »


Nr, 1 Hr., 20 Mins.

Directed by Ignacio Ferreras, a disciple of Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville), and dubbed into English from Spanish, this animated gem tells a story of friendship in an old folks’ home. Emilio (Martin Sheen) is dumped there by his son after one too many senior moments, while Miguel (George Coe), a white-haired Randle McMurphy, cuts deals and runs the joint. The animation artfully transitions between what is real and what the aging residents think is real. Rare is the “cartoon” that penetrates and even haunts; Wrinkles is not easily forgotten. (Available on iTunes and VOD »

- EW staff

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Rob Lowe Recalls Talking With Monica Lewinsky About The West Wing After Her Scandal With Bill Clinton

3 July 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Only in the '90s! Rob Lowe isn't just the narrator of National Geographic's The '90s: The Last Great Decade? special—he's also one of its interviewees. Entertainment Weekly shared a clip from the upcoming miniseries on Tuesday, July 1, in which the Parks and Recreation actor recounts a truly original 1990s moment—meeting Monica Lewinsky on a plane as he was getting ready to star in Aaron Sorkin's White House drama The West Wing. The West Wing, about a fictional U.S. President (Martin Sheen) and his senior staff, premiered [...] »

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The Definitive War Movies: 10-1

2 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Here we are, at the top of the mountain. We’ve had plenty from every war imaginable, some supportive of war efforts, some not. But the more interesting war films really focus on the people; the internal struggles those men and women have about what they are doing. Whether made in America, Germany, the United Kingdom, or anywhere else, war is not just a battle between good and evil. It’s a life and death struggle between opposing sides that may not be that different. The movies at the top of this list may be subtle or straightforward, but each of them is a clear snapshot that lets audiences see what it means to fight, so they don’t have to.

10. Paths of Glory (1957)

Directed by: Stanley Kurbick

Conflict: World War I

Before Stanley Kubrick grabbed the rights, the source material for Paths of Glory had a long history. The novel, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Wrinkles Is a Truly Gorgeous and Heartbreaking Story of Getting Old

1 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Ignacio Ferreras's traditionally animated Wrinkles is a beautiful, subtle horror movie about the rigors of old age, made all the more horrifying because it will happen to all of us fortunate enough to live a long life.

It's been tastefully dubbed from Spanish into English, with all the original signage and typography remaining in Spanish, appropriate enough for such a universal story.

Retired bank manager Emilio (Martin Sheen), in denial about the onset of Alzheimer's, is reluctantly placed into an assisted living facility by his exasperated son, Juan (Matthew Modine).

In classic prison-movie style, Emilio's roommate, Miguel (George Coe, getting all the dignity and agency denied his character on Archer), shows Emilio the ropes of this particular »

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Retirement home rebels and dreamers pass the time in 'Wrinkles' -- Exclusive Video

30 June 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Former bank manager Emilio (Martin Sheen) is none too happy when his family ships him off to a retirement home in the emotional but quick-witted animated film Wrinkles. But then he meets his scheming, know-it-all roommate Miguel (George Coe), and this new chapter begins to take on a life and an energy all its own as they navigate the tricky waters of life in the home.

Described as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in an old folks home, Wrinkles is based on Paco Roca’s popular graphic novel. Director Ignacio Ferreras released the hand-drawn animated pic in Spanish in 2011 to great acclaim, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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The Definitive War Movies: 20-11

26 June 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Top twenty. Now we start to see the more widely recognizable films that people have some emotional attachment to. World War II gets a few mentions in this portion of the list, but this is one of the more diverse sections, overall. We get a mention of the Boer War, the Algerian War, and the Korean War, as well as the only movie about the American Civil War on this list.

20. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Conflict: Boer War, World War I, World War II

The only film on the list that spans multiple wars is also probably the least battle-focused film on the list. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is told through an extended flashback, following Major-General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) as he rises through the ranks of the British military from war to war. The flashback is »

- Joshua Gaul

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Concept Art For Sledgehammer’s Shelved Third-Person Call of Duty Game Appears Online

25 June 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since Sledgehammer Games’ Vietnam-set Call of Duty title was canned late last year, we’ve gradually learned more and more about the ominous, never-to-be-seen game. And today, a trio of concept images have appeared online detailing some of the ideas behind the third-person spinoff.

In truth, the stills, which come courtesy of entertainment designer Eddie Del Rio, paint a bleak, Apocalypse Now-like picture of the studio’s shelved property. The stark visual style coupled with the jungle setting hints at a Call of Duty campaign that never was; all that seemed to be missing was a solemn voiceover from Martin Sheen.

Speaking with Cvg, the company’s co-founder Glen Schofield touched upon the thematic elements of the title, which would have taken inspiration from another reputable franchise that Schofield worked on while at Visceral Games.

“We had the underground tunnels. We were definitely getting some Dead Space moments. I »

- Michael Briers

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Rosario Dawson Joins Netflix's Daredevil in 'Critical' Lead Role

20 June 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Netflix’s Daredevil has found its leading lady in Rosario Dawson — just don’t expect to find out her character’s name anytime soon.

The Sin City star has joined the 13-episode series in a top-secret role, Marvel announced Friday, leaving fans to speculate how her unnamed character might fit into the Daredevil universe.

In fact, our only clue to Dawson’s character is in these words from Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television: “Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock’s journey »

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Martin Sheen Joining Netflix Comedy Opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

19 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After a long stint on "The West Wing," Martin Sheen is returning to TV as the co-star in a new Netflix comedy opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Sheen will join the ensemble of "Grace and Frankie," a series focusing on the titular women, played by Fonda and Tomlin, respectively. The pair hate each other, but are unexpectedly united when their husbands fall in love with each other, and inform their wives that they plan to wed.

Sheen will play Robert, the husband of Tomlin's character. He most recently flexed his comedy chops with a guest-starring role on the FX comedy series "Anger Management," which is headlined by his son, Charlie Sheen.

"Grace and Frankie" has an impressive creative group behind it, including "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman, who wrote and co-created the series alongside Howard J. Morris ("According to Jim," "Home Improvement"). Fonda and Tomlin are co-producing, and Tate Taylor, »

- Katie Roberts

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R.I.P. Stuart Vaughan, Directed Al Pacino, Colleen Dewhurst For Joseph Papp

19 June 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Stuart Vaughan, a theater director who shared Joseph Papp’s passion for Shakespeare and staged several of the New York Shakespeare Festival’s inaugural productions with such stars (and future stars) as Al Pacino, Colleen Dewhurst, Elizabeth McGovern and Martin Sheen, died of cancer June 10 at home in High Bridge, NJ, the New York Times reported today. He was 88. His partnership with Papp went back to the Shakespeare Festival’s first productions at an outdoor amphitheater on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In 1956 Papp hired him to stage Julius Caesar and The Taming Of The Shrew. The latter production resulted in Dewhurst’s […] »

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Martin Sheen joins Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's new Netflix comedy

19 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

A very promising thing just got even more promising: Martin Sheen has signed on to play Jane Fonda’s husband in the upcoming Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, EW has confirmed.

The half-hour comedy centers on two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin)—who find common ground after they discover that their respective husbands have fallen in love with each other and plan to marry. The single-camera series, the brainchild of Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (Sullivan & Son), is expected to premiere in 2015.

No word yet on who will play Tomlin’s beau, but here’s »

- Erin Strecker

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Eye on Emmy: Oitnb’s Laverne Cox on 'Gut-Wrenching' Season 1 Scenes

19 June 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When chatting with Laverne Cox about her Orange Is the New Black alter ego Sophia Burset, you may want to keep the Kleenex nearby.

In Season 1 of the original Netflix series, Cox developed a hugely personal relationship with her character, a transgender inmate who proved equal parts tenacious and vulnerable as she endured the challenges of prison life. A transgender woman herself, Cox tells TVLine that her inherent connection with Sophia resulted in some of the season’s most emotional on-set moments.

Throughout Sophia’s greatest triumphs (receiving a Christmas card from her estranged son) and most crushing disappointments (abruptly »

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Chelsea Handler, Netflix to 'Revolutionize' the Talk Show Beginning in 2016

19 June 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Netflix is getting into the talk show game and Chelsea Handler is leading the charge.

The streaming giant announced Thursday that it has signed E!’s departing late-night provocateur to a multi-year deal that includes a brand new talk show (to launch in early 2016).

Per Netflix, the currently-untitled show will “feature an updated format that still encompasses Chelsea’s unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews.”

The deal also calls for Handler to headline a stand-up comedy special »

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TV on Tap: Martin Sheen to Play Jane Fonda’s Gay Ex-Husband, “Morning Joe” Doesn’t Get “Game of Thrones”

19 June 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »


Martin Sheen has joined the cast of Grace and Frankie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The upcoming Netflix comedy is about two rivals (Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda) whose marriages end when their husbands reveal they’re in love with each other. Sheen will play the husband of Fonda’s character.

Deadspin obtained all the complaints made to the FCC about Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being drafted to the Rams on Espn. (Never mind that the FCC doesn’t regulate cable channels like Espn.)

This year’s Big Brother twist could reboot the game — providing that it lives up to the hype. Each week will have two Heads of Household, along with four nominees for eviction and HoH won’t be guaranteed safety. Those changes sound like they can destroy worn-out strategies like backdooring. (I will miss the times an angry alpha-jock houseguest demands to know if he’s being backdoored. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Meme: All the FCC Complaints About the Michael Sam Kiss, Yoga Poses To Make You a Better Bottom, “Into the Woods” Was Disney-fied

19 June 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Patti Labelle thought Hedwig was an ugly woman, Schrödinger’s Cat is not happy with her master, marriage equality comes to Luxembourg

Deadspin has done a Foia request to get all the complaints the FCC received about Michael Sam kissing Vito when he was drafted. There were only about 20 real complaints, most of them in terrible grammar, and several trying to make it sound like this was worse than the Janet Jackson Nipplegate incident. One complained that their children had never seen anyone, gay or straight kiss before and were traumatized. They probably were traumatized already having never seen any affection in the world. Of course it’s worth noting that Espn is a cable network and could have shown a Michael Sam sex tape on Saturday afternoon and the FCC couldn’t have done anything about it.

Martin Sheen has joined Netflix’s Grace & Frankie, the Jane Fonda »

- Ed Kennedy

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If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

18 June 2014 8:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots last week. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest. We are, as always, playing by the Emmy rules, which means we can't argue for someone who didn't submit themselves (say, Alan Cumming for "The Good Wife"), can't move someone from lead to supporting or vice versa, and can't declare that "True Detective" is a miniseries and therefore clear more room in the drama categories. I'm also obviously limited by what I watched and what I haven't. I think I saw maybe three episodes of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" this season, for instance, and while I like the show a lot, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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