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TV Review: Amazon’s ‘Transparent’

18 September 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Almost instantly achieving a beguiling and bittersweet tone, “Transparent” represents the sort of breakthrough destined to firmly put Amazon’s nascent original programming push on the map. Jeffrey Tambor stars as a family patriarch grappling with the decision to reveal to his grown kids his desire to be a woman. Jill Soloway’s grainy, indie film-style half-hour series contains more melancholy than mirth, with knowing insight about family dynamics and private pain. Delicately dealing with the transgender issue, the show features a familiar device — dad’s changed life has ripple effects — but establishes its ensemble as one worth watching (or bingeing) over 10 episodes.

Tambor’s Mort Pfefferman is introduced over dinner with his children: daughter Sarah (Amy Landecker), who seemingly has an idyllic existence, but yearns for passion in a cold, loveless marriage; Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), a perennial slacker, always looking for a parental handout; and son Josh (Jay Duplass »

- Brian Lowry

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Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Cast Talks Family, Making a Difference at Series Premiere

16 September 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Transparent” is more than just a television show.  “This is a moment.  It’s a perfectly timed creative explosion,” said creator Jill Soloway from the stage at the Ace Hotel’s United Artists Theater Monday night. In welcoming cast, friends and guests to the premiere of the new Amazon comedy, Soloway took the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the show in some way, from her actors to the transgender community who inspired the piece.

Transparent,” follows the Pfefferman family as father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) finds who he really is, and transitions to Maura, “but really it’s a story about everyone in the family,” said Jay Duplass, who plays middle child Josh. “And everyone is undergoing a massive sort of evolution so, five different family members, very different types of people, and there’s something in there for everybody.”

“You see someone who is saying ‘I »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Fresh from the Party: ‘Transparent’ Premiere Pics

16 September 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

After earning Time magazine’s endorsement for “best new fall TV show,” the Los Angeles premiere party for Transparent was a hot ticket. Joining series’ stars Amy Landecker, Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light and Jay Duplass (above) at the historic Theatre at the Ace Hotel were Hollywood luminaries including Larry David (below), Amanda Peet, Mena Suvari, Bradley Whitford, Jennifer Grey and Dana Delaney. 

Transparent creator Jill Soloway roused the crowd by talking about the “movement and the moment” that the series has inspired. 

See what all the buzz is about when the full season of Transparent debuts next Friday, September 26th only on Amazon Prime Instant Video.  (Photos: Getty Images) »

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'Sons of Anarchy' star Theo Rossi says it's 'total chaos and full survival mode' coming up for Juice

15 September 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ever since he turned on the club back in season 4, Juice Ortiz has been the Sons of Anarchy character you love to hate. Or is it hate to love? Or is it both? Because while Juice is a man that has made some downright terrible decisions as a member of Samcro, he also seems like a good guy deep down. As a result, viewers have been left to alternate between wanting to see Juice pay for his sins (like killing a fellow Son) and hoping he can get a fresh start. Theo Rossi, the man who plays Juice, loves hearing »

- Dalton Ross

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The Advocate Meets Jill Soloway's ‘Transfirmative’ Cast and Crew of Amazon's ‘Transparent’

12 September 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With the premiere of Amazon Studios’ transgender series “Transparent” looming, The Advocate's editor-at-large Diane Anderson-Minshall dropped by the set for their October/November 2014 issue. There, they got the chance to meet and interact with the largest group of transgender cast and crew in Hollywood. Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor gained a lot of media and fan attention when their Amazon pilot for “Transparent” premiered February 6. The streaming giant quickly picked the show up to series filming a 10-episode first season, which will premiere in its entirety on Friday, Sept. 26. Also read: Jill Soloway's ‘Transparent’ Premiering Next Month on Amazon The series. »

- Jason Hughes

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These 32 Movies Won More Box Office Weekends Than Guardians Of The Galaxy

8 September 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Over the past few days, Guardians Of The Galaxy officially won the weekend box office for the fourth time since its release. That might not sound like a huge deal, but that almost never happens. In fact, only 4 movies including Guardians have done that since 2000, and only 32 movies have done it since these things started being closely tracked and made available in the early 1980s. So, yeah, Guardians Of The Galaxy is a hit. You probably knew that already, but in order to properly contextualize it, let.s take a closer look at those 32 movies that won five or more consecutive weekends. Let.s take a trip down memory lane to revisit these incredibly popular movies from our past and remember why they had such a huge impact at the box office. #32) Mr. Mom Release Date: July 22, 1983 Number Of Weeks Won: 5 Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd, »

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Nikita's Lyndsy Fonseca Joins Amazon Comedy Pilot Down Dog

5 September 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lyndsy Fonseca will soon be stretching her boundaries as an actress — quite literally, at that.

The Nikita and How I Met Your Mother alumna has signed on to Amazon’s comedy pilot Down Dog, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Related  Amazon to Revive The Tick, Starring Patrick Warburton

Penned by Robin Schiff (Almost Perfect), the series centers on Logan (One Life to Live vet Josh Casaubon), a charming surfer who is left in charge of his ex-girlfriend’s yoga studio. Fonseca will play Winter, an instructor who becomes a love interest for Logan.

The series also stars Paget Brewster as Logan’s ex, »

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Watch the Arrested Development Cast Age Right Before Your Eyes

4 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Believe it or not, it's been nearly 11 years since Arrested Development first came into our lives. Personally, we still find this a little hard to wrap our heads around, not only because the first episodes of the show still feel as fresh as the newer TV comedies on air right now, but also because we still get excited thinking about the prospect of new episodes. Keep scrolling to see how Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, and the rest of the Bluth family have transformed over the years. Use the arrows over the pictures to see each star during the first season of Arrested Development compared to a more recent picture from the past year. Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth) Source: Fox, Getty / Steve Sands Will Arnett (Gob Bluth) Source: Fox, Getty / Joe Scarnici Michael Cera (George Michael Bluth) Source: Fox, Getty / Mireya Acierto Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth) Source: Fox, Getty / Tibrina Hobson »

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Gaby Hoffmann on Girls, Growing Up in ’80s New York, and Her Amazon Show Transparent

2 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Gaby Hoffmann’s friends like her a little crazy and very naked. Her director pal Sebastian Silva cast her as a radical free spirit in last year’s Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus, and Lena Dunham turned her into Adam’s disturbed sister Caroline on Girls. In Amazon’s new comedy from Jill SolowayTransparent, Hoffmann plays Ali, a lost soul whose father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) is about to come out as Maura. We talked to the actress about how her new show feels like destiny and why she doesn’t understand the national fixation on her vagina.Just as the chatter about your vagina has quieted down, you’re naked again in the first episode of Transparent.I’m just very comfortable with nudity. For me, it’s normal [laughs]. I do think we could use a little bit of relaxing in that area in this country. It’s »

- Denise Martin

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Report: Amazon to Revive The Tick, Starring Patrick Warburton

29 August 2014 7:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Continuing the theme of reviving unlikely TV superheroes….

Amazon is said to be interested in reviving The Tick, the unabashedly costumed crimefighter played by Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement), a source tells People.com.

Related Criminal MindsPaget Brewster Joins Amazon’s Yoga-Themed Comedy Pilot

Also starring Nestor Carbonell (Lost) as Batmanuel, Liz Vassey (All My Children) as Captain Liberty and David Burke (Brothers & Sisters) as Arthur, the live-action Tick originally ran for nine episodes on Fox in 2001.

Per People.com, Ben Edlund — author of the comic book series that birthed The Tick, and who also had a hand »

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Amazon's Third Pilot Wave Trailers

28 August 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Determined to be the next Netflix, Amazon is continuing its original programming plans with the company's third wave of TV pilots now available.

Five shows are in contention: Whit Stillman's Paris-set "The Cosmopolitans" starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny; Marc Forster's "Hand Of God" starring Ron Perlman and Dana Delaney; the Mena Suvari-led medical drama "Hysteria"; David Gordon Green's coming of age comedy "Red Oaks", and Jay Chandrasekhar’s laugher "Really".

All five are available for viewing through Amazon’s Prime Instant Video in the U.S. and UK. Viewers can weigh in with opinions on which shows should be made into Amazon Original Series. Here's the sizzle real for all five:

This follows on from the first pilot wave of which only "Alpha House" and "Betas" made it to series and neither of which has made much impact. The second wave of pilots took place »

- Garth Franklin

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Paget Brewster Joins Amazon's Yoga-Themed Comedy Pilot Down Dog

28 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Criminal Minds alum Paget Brewster is getting her “Om” on, joining the cast of Amazon’s yoga-centric comedy pilot Down Dog, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Related Amazon Debuts 5 New Pilots — Watch Them Now

Written by Almost Perfect‘s Robin Schiff, Down Dog centers on Logan (One Life to Live grad Josh Casaubon), a laid-back, charming surfer who is left in charge of his ex-girlfriend’s yoga studio.

Brewster will play said ex, Amanda.

Since exiting Criminal Minds as a series regular, Brewster has shown the funny in gigs on Modern Family and Community, as well as recent passed-on ABC comedy pilots Spy and Saint Francis. »

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Watch: Dad Is A Woman In Trailer For Jill Soloway's Amazon Series 'Transparent'

28 August 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Amazon has released the trailer for its new dramedy “Transparent,” about an L.A. family dealing with the late-in-life decision of their father (Jeffrey Tambor) to live as a woman. Could this be the show that will catapult Amazon into the Netflix-sphere, where original online content like “Orange Is The New Black” and “House of Cards” wins awards and better yet subscribers? With a fresh and exciting cast including Gaby Hoffman, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker as the couple's children, Judith Light as Tambor’s ex-wife, and Carrie Brownstein in a small role, it very well could. The pilot debuted on Amazon in February and received enough buzz and acclaim to for the series to be greenlit, with Amazon likely seeing this as a strong contender to become must-watch material. Tambor helped draw the binge-watching crowd with Netflix’s “Arrested Development” revival, and creator Jill Soloway (“United States of Tara, »

- Tess Hofmann

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First Trailer For Amazon’s Transparent Has Us Excited

28 August 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you haven’t heard of Transparent yet, I don’t blame you. Despite the pilot episode being available online to watch since February, Amazon’s newest original series has somehow managed to fly under the radar. I’m not sure why that is, either.

For one, Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor. That alone should be reason enough to check it out. Then, there’s the fact that the series comes to us courtesy of Jill Soloway, who walked away with the Directing Award in the U.S. dramatic category at Sundance for her film Afternoon Delight. Most importantly, however, is that early reviews have all been extremely positive and the show is surely but steadily building some very strong word of mouth.

Today, in hopes of perhaps gaining some more publicity before its premiere next month, Amazon released the first trailer for their new series, and it does a great »

- Matt Joseph

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Transparent Trailer: Amazon Could Have a Big Hit on the Way

28 August 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Did you know that the first episode of Amazon’s Transparent has been available to watch since February?  Now that the show’s season 1 trailer is also up and running, I’m disappointed I wasn’t aware of it sooner. Transparent is a new Amazon original series from Jill Soloway who snagged the Directing Award in the U.S. dramatic category at Sundance for Afternoon Delight.  Her new show focuses on the Pfefferman family.  Jeffrey Tambor steps in as the patriarch, Mort, who reveals that he’s actually Maura, triggering a slew of different reactions from his ex-wife (Judith Light) and their children, Ali (Gaby Hoffman), Josh (Jay Duplass) and Sarah (Amy Landecker).  Hit the jump to check out the new Transparent trailer for yourself.  You can also watch the pilot episode right now on Amazon Instant Video.  The rest of the series is due to arrive on September 26th. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Amazon Debuts Its Five New Pilots: Watch the Trailer, Watch Them Now

28 August 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Amazon on Thursday morning debuted its third pilot season, where you, the consumer, can screen and vote on a total of five new projects featuring familiar faces such as Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy).

This past April, Amazon customers had a role in greenlighting six series, including the Jeffrey Tambor-fronted dramedy Transparent (premiering Sept. 26; watch trailer), X-Files creator Chris Carter’s The After and the novels-to-screen adaptation Bosch, starring Titus Welliver.

The new crop of pilots can be sampled in the »

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‘Transparent’, the new Amazon series from Jill Soloway, gets a trailer and release date

28 August 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The past few years has seen a rise in online streaming content, as services like Netflix and Yahoo have begun to create their own original content as well as pick up shows cancelled by networks. Amazon has similarly diversified into the streaming market, with their own twist; they often release a number of pilots online, letting their viewers vote on which of them shall get a series order. One of the successful pickups from their last set was Transparent. Created by Jill Soloway, who has previously written for Six Feet Under and United States of Tara, as well as writing and directing the 2013 feature Afternoon Delight, the series stars Jeffrey Tambor, Melora Hardin, Gaby Hoffmann, and Jay Duplass. The show focuses on the trials and tribulations of a family as the patriarch comes out as a transgendered individual. Amazon has now announced that the series first 10-episode season will be »

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FX Orders Zach Galifianakis Clown Comedy Baskets to Series

27 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

But will the entire cast be able to fit in one tiny car?

That’s one question to ask now that FX has ordered a 10-episode first season of Zach Galifianakis‘ single-camera comedy Baskets, about a man with aspirations of becoming a professional clown.

Related First Trailer: Will Jeffrey Tambor’s Transparent Be Amazon’s First Big Hit?

Galifianakis co-wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Emmy winner Louis C.K. and Emmy-nominated writer/director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), who will serve as Baskets‘ showrunner and also directed the pilot.

FX describes the series as follows: »

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Watch Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor in a New Transgender Series

27 August 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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First Trailer: Will Jeffrey Tambor's Transparent Be Amazon's First Big Hit?

27 August 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is Amazon about to score its first breakthrough hit?

The online streaming giant — whose foray into original programming has yet to yield any Netflix-sized hits — may have a game-changer on its hands with Transparent, a 10-episode dark comedy from Six Feet Under’s Jill Soloway and starring Arrested Development‘s Jeffrey Tambor as Maura né Mort Pfefferman, the transgender patriarch of a Los Angeles family.

Related Amazon (Sorta) Sets Premieres for Chris Carter Drama, Boschand Other Series

The cast also includes Judith Light (Dallas) as Maura’s ex-wife Shelly, while Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness »

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