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12 Worst TV Shows of All Time

6 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Too much quality TV got you down? All that art and introspection making you pine for the long-gone age of junk? Here’s a companion to our list of the 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time – a few of our picks for the worst. Remember: For every bad show that claws its way to the airwaves, there are hundreds of even worse ones that never made it that far. Respect!

Duck Dynasty

2012-present

Congratulations, Robertson family – you are officially the worst anything ever! A dipshit sitcom passed off as a reality show, »

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Fine fine fine? Reviewing every episode of 'Transparent' season 3

7 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Friday, Amazon released all 10 episodes of Transparent season 3, and I have some general thoughts on the year, followed by a mini-reviews of each episode, coming up just as soon as I say I'm the strip club's It person... As I alluded to in the introduction to my interview with the always-candid Gaby Hoffmann, I found that season 3 worked more in individual moments — or at times for entire episodes — than it did as a season of TV. The character arcs frequently felt like they were jumping from Point A to Point D without worrying about B or C, even though it wasn't structurally all that different from the previous seasons. Great performances, great scenes, and slightly more self-awareness from the Pfeffermans — Maura and Shelly, at least, and maybe Ali — but something was a bit lacking compared to the show's previous heights. Let's go episode-by-episode, and I'll do my best not »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Transparent season 3 spoiler-free review

12 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Patrick Sproull Sep 26, 2016

Amazon's superlative Transparent weaves a rich tapestry of storylines in season three, which shows no drop in quality...

In a recent interview with The New Yorker model and Transparent star Hari Nef said something that hits the nail on the head when it comes to the influx of trans issues that have entered the mainstream. "There isn't a trans moment," she said. "There were zero, and now there are ten to fifteen. That's not a moment. It's just a presence where there was an absence"

Fresh from winning yet another deserved clutch of Emmys, Transparent is a drama that’s certainly made its presence felt in TV show business. Jill Soloway's sophisticated direction and the top-notch work of her cast isn’t just a beautiful examination of gender, sexuality and privilege, it's also marvellous television.

Transparent excels in its sharp characterisation and dialogue that skilfully mixes humour and pathos. »

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Transparent review – the best thing on TV at the moment

14 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Now in its third series, Jill Soloway’s drama continues to explore family dynamics and gender identity in a show so filled with humanity it spills into your own life

I went to Mum’s last weekend, for her 77th-birthday barbecue, along with my brother and sister and their families. I say Mum, but she now identifies as a man. My sister’s husband was there, even though they’re no longer together; and her new girlfriend, she’s a lesbian now. My brother isn’t with anyone in particular, though while we were there our old babysitter – who used to actually sit on him, in a sex way, when he was pretty much still a baby – showed up with a new young man. Not boyfriend, though – son. My brother’s, too, although this was the first he knew about it ...

All of which I made up, apart from the first sentence, »

- Sam Wollaston

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‘The Larry Sanders Show’: Want to Understand Its Genius? Start With David Duchovny

23 September 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Today marks a very happy occasion for television fans, one we’ve been clamoring for for some time — HBO has made the complete 1992-1998 run of “The Larry Sanders Show” available for streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now.

Starring Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor and Rip Torn, the ensemble cast also included Jeremy Piven, Janeane Garofalo, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Thompson and Bob Odenkirk over the course of its six seasons. The groundbreaking comedy was notable for no shortage of reasons, from spotlighting future creators like Paul Simms and Judd Apatow and establishing HBO as a home for quality comedy to influencing countless other comedies in the same vein.

Since Shandling’s death earlier this year, people have been wanting to revisit the series in all its 1990s glory. In particular, the way “Larry Sanders” handled celebrity was one of its most memorable threads — the show allowed famous folk of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Larry Sanders Show’: Want to Understand Its Genius? Start With David Duchovny

23 September 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Today marks a very happy occasion for television fans, one we’ve been clamoring for for some time — HBO has made the complete 1992-1998 run of “The Larry Sanders Show” available for streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now.

Starring Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor and Rip Torn, the ensemble cast also included Jeremy Piven, Janeane Garofalo, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Thompson and Bob Odenkirk over the course of its six seasons. The groundbreaking comedy was notable for no shortage of reasons, from spotlighting future creators like Paul Simms and Judd Apatow and establishing HBO as a home for quality comedy to influencing countless other comedies in the same vein.

Since Shandling’s death earlier this year, people have been wanting to revisit the series in all its 1990s glory. In particular, the way “Larry Sanders” handled celebrity was one of its most memorable threads — the show allowed famous folk of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Jill Soloway on ‘Transparent’ Season 3, Future of Feminism and Confronting Privilege

23 September 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: This interview contains plot details of “Transparent’s” Season 3, which was just released on Amazon.]

Transparent” creator, writer, and director Jill Soloway just nabbed her second Emmy in a row for directing the Amazon Studios original, which was inspired by her own parent’s experience of gender transition. At the end of her speech, the director cried out “topple the patriarchy!” Soloway is unabashedly saturated with the jargon of academic, progressive feminism, regularly invoking concepts like “the female gaze” and “intersectionality” when discussing her work and its theoretical underpinnings.

As the creator of a program that has become a vital example both of the transgender rights movement’s growing steam and of streaming television’s revolutionary power, Soloway has become something of a lightning rod, too. As beloved as “Transparent” is, the show has also received criticism for the casting of a cisgender man (Jeffrey Tambor) as a transgender woman.

Variety spoke to Soloway about finding the balance between art and politics, and between critique and creation, as »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Critics Love ‘Transparent’ Season 3: 7 of the Best Reviews for Amazon’s Emmy Winner

23 September 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Critics are raving about “Transparent” Season 3, which just started streaming on Amazon Prime Friday. The show currently has a score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with reviews praising Jill Soloway‘s “empathetic, enlightened comedic drama,” while another critic wrote it’s “still better than pretty much everything else on TV.” TheWrap’s Diane Garrett agreed in her review, praising the series as “the latest gift from the streaming Gods.” in her review. Also Read: Emmy Winner Jeffrey Tambor Calls on Hollywood to 'Give Transgender Talent a Chance' ‘Transparent,’ Soloway has created a distinctive family serio-comedy that she considers a five-hour »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Fall TV's Biggest Cliffhangers Answered!

23 September 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Spoiler alert! When some of our favorite TV shows ended in the spring, they went out with deadly cliffhangers and shocking last-minute reveals. Now as our favorite shows return, we're keeping tabs on the biggest questions and offering up some answers (check back as more shows premiere)! Warning for those who haven't yet watched the season premieres of Empire, Grey's Anatomy and Transparent: Plot details will be revealed.EmpireThe question: Did pregnant Anika (Grace Gealey) or Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) fall to her death?The answer: Rip Rhonda! Andre's (Trai Byers) fell down several flights and slammed onto a car »

- Patrick Gomez and Lanford Beard

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The Larry Sanders Show: 8 Essential Episodes to Stream Right (Hey) Now

23 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hey now, and hallelujah: After a few years stuck in streaming purgatory, all 89 episodes of The Larry Sanders Show are now available on HBO Go/HBO Now, as of this Friday. It’s a fitting home, too, since the original run of Sanders aired on HBO from 1992 to 1998 — and changed television as we know it.

If you’re not familiar, Larry Sanders stars Garry Shandling as the chronically insecure host of a struggling late-night talk show. Rip Torn co-stars as his no-bs producer Artie, along with Jeffrey Tambor as Larry’s self-loathing sidekick Hank Kingsley. Looking back now, Sanders was revolutionary, »

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Transparent Season 3 Review: A Sweetly Awkward Family Reunion

22 September 2016 3:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s always nice to catch up with the Pfeffermans, isn’t it? The family at the center of Amazon’s Transparent is woefully messed up — and was long before dad Mort became mom Maura. But their flaws are achingly relatable, and sharply observed by creator Jill Soloway and company. Season 3 (available to stream Friday) feels like a family reunion of sorts: Sure, you might hear some stories you’ve heard a hundred times already, but you’re still glad to see everyone’s face again.

The premiere finds Maura (Jeffrey Tambor, fresh off a second Emmy win) enjoying the »

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TV Bits: ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Lost in Space’ & ‘Fargo’ Casting, ‘Better Things’ and ‘Atlanta’ Get Second Seasons and More

22 September 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of TV Bits: Fargo adds another distinguished actor to its already impressive ensemble for season three. Toby Stephens will star in the Lost in Space reboot. Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teases what to expect from season two. FX wisely renews Atlanta and Better Things for second seasons. Netflix announces the Fuller House season two premiere date. Jeffrey Tambor says Arrested Development season four will start […]

The post TV Bits: ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Lost in Space’ & ‘Fargo’ Casting, ‘Better Things’ and ‘Atlanta’ Get Second Seasons and More appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Jeffrey Tambor: 'Arrested Development' Season 5 will begin production in January

21 September 2016 1:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We have arresting news about the future of Arrested Development. Production of the long-overdue fifth season of the comedy series might be getting underway as soon as next January. In an interview with Today’s Al Roker, Jeffrey Tambor, who plays both George and Oscar Bluth, indicated that the Emmy-winning show was rounding into shape. “My marching orders are to go to work in January,” Tambor told Roker in what sure seemed like a “big announcement.”  The actor offered no other details on the show that hasn’t produced a new episode since 2013. There have seemingly been rumblings about a return ever since Season 4 debuted, but nothing approached any degree of certainty until now. Earlier in the month, Jessica Walter, who plays Lucille, said that a possible return was “looking real good…everybody is on board.” HitFix reached out to Netflix for comment, but we’ve not yet received a response. »

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Five Key Lessons Learned From the 2016 Emmys

21 September 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

What should the industry remember about the 68th annual Primetime Emmy derby? Variety TV critics Maureen Ryan and Sonia Saraiya break down the highs and lows.

Diversity works.

Saraiya: One of the more pernicious myths about hiring a diverse array of performers and creators is that its only value is politically correct image management. The 2016 Emmys rather emphatically made the point that this is not the case. Diversity hiring — to use that awkward and clunky term — can make for incredible television. What we saw on Emmy night was what happens when studios and networks give underrepresented creators, stories, or performers a chance to shine.

Notably, FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” a show that consciously used race and gender as lenses in its retelling of the 1995 trial, nabbed a slew of awards. Amazon’s “Transparent” won awards for director Jill Soloway and star Jeffrey Tambor. “Master of None »

- Maureen Ryan and Sonia Saraiya

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‘Transparent’: Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light Preview Season 3

20 September 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: This interview contains minor plot details for the first few episodes of “Transparent’s” Season 3 and a few hints for later episodes. Proceed with caution!]

Transparent’s” third season, which debuts on Sept. 23, returns with typical grace and a few more awards under its belt — creator Jill Soloway and star Jeffrey Tambor each won Emmys this past Sunday for the dramedy’s second season. The half-hour series continues to be one of television’s finest shows, even if the third season lacks some of the lyrical, dramatic quality that made Season 2 so arresting.

One of the most complex relationships on the show is between Tambor’s Maura and Judith Light’s Shelly, teenage sweethearts who have weathered marriage, separation, reuniting, and co-parenting, with many ups and downs along the way. Season 3 digs further into the evolution of their relationship. Variety spoke to Tambor and Light about what Season 3 of “Transparent” has in store for their characters — and along the way got an earful about the best hospitals in New York City.

Could you describe where Shelly and Maura are, with »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Jeffrey Tambor Says He ‘Almost Fell Over’ After Reading A New ‘Transparent’ Script

20 September 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Toronto – Jeffrey Tambor is the sort of actor who doesn’t really play the Hollywood game. He always comes across as genuine and forthright (even some of the best actors in the world are better at fake smiles and insincere charm than they would care to admit). And if he truly isn’t he’s an even better actor than he’s given credit for.

The “Transparent” star is a man who, after picking up his second consecutive Emmy Sunday night, advocated that he should be the last cisgendered man to play a transwoman on television.

Continue reading Jeffrey Tambor Says He ‘Almost Fell Over’ After Reading A New ‘Transparent’ Script at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Whoopi Goldberg Discusses Her Oxygen Modeling Show ‘Strut’ and Transgender Casting

20 September 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“They’re the best people in the world,” Whoopi Goldberg says about the cast of “Strut,” her new Oxygen show that follows a group of models signed to Slay Model Management, an exclusively transgender modeling agency.

The first reality modeling show to focus solely on transgender artists, “Strut,” which Goldberg executive produces with her producing partner Tom Leonardis, is breaking ground in the unscripted space and marks the latest series in the recent wave of trans-centric programming.

“Our programming commitment is to showcase people on journeys to find their truth — and be their truth. This is a generation who most definitely aren’t going to be confined by yesterday’s social mores and rules,” Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming and development at Oxygen, tells Variety.

For Oxygen, “Strut” marks the first series to feature an all-trans cast, following in the footsteps of its NBCUniversal sister network E!, which »

- Seth Kelley

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Emmys 2016: 6 of the Night’s Most Exciting Moments for Diversity

20 September 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jill Soloway wants to topple the patriarchy. This is not the sort of thing you hear chanted all that often during an awards show, yet when Soloway won for her work on the “Transparent” episode “Man on the Land,” that’s exactly what she said.

By the way, the last time a man won for directing a comedy was Steve Levitan in 2012, for “Modern Family.” In 2013 and 2014, Gail Mancuso took the prize for her episodes of “Modern Family,” and in 2015 Soloway won for the first season of “Transparent.”

So the patriarchy might be just a little wobbly as it stands.

Jeffrey Tambor wants more opportunities for trans talent: As a cis male playing a trans woman, Tambor’s casting on “Transparent” has become an increasingly controversial element of the otherwise groundbreaking Amazon series, and this Sunday both he and Soloway addressed it head-on.

“I just hope there are more opportunities for transgender talent, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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What Does Cisgender Mean? A Short Explainer

19 September 2016 4:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The word “cisgender” had a moment in the spotlight Sunday night when “Transparent” Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor used it in his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. If you’d never heard it before, it simply refers to a person who is not transgender — in other words, a person who identifies with the sex that he or she was assigned at birth. According to Time, the word applies to about 99 percent of the population, whether they’re familiar with the word or not. On Sunday night, Tambor, who plays a transgender woman on Amazon’s “Transparent,” said during his speech, »

- Linda Ge

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Winning an Emmy 'Never Gets Old' for Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor

19 September 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jeffrey Tambor knows a thing or two about winning awards - but that doesn't mean the excitement ever wears off. "It never gets old," the Transparent star told People on Sunday night after becoming a back-to-back Emmy winner for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. "I didn't think I was going to win - I thought either Mr. [Anthony] Anderson or Mr. Aziz [Ansari] would, and I would have been fine with it!"• Get the latest on everything entertainment now at People/Entertainment Weekly Network. It's free! Available on connected and mobile devices or just download the Pen app on your iOS or Android. »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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