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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Master of None'

10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Master of None'
This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Inkoo Kang on Master of None's "Thanksgiving."

When Master of None premiered in 2015, the show added some twists to the semi-autobiographical comedian-sadcom genre, focusing on star/co-creator Aziz Ansari's romantic misadventures and racially tinged experiences in show business. This year, Round Two took viewers on a more whirlwind tour of its protagonist Dev's charmed life – from
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The Quad: Season Two Premiere and Guests Revealed by Bet

Although it is not yet up on the press site, Bet has announced the second season release date of The Quad TV show. The sophomore season will consist of ten hour-long episodes. The drama series, starring Anika Noni Rose, is set at the fictional Georgia A&M, one of the HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Bet ordered the second season back in April of this year. Reportedly, The Quad season two will premiere on Bet on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The first season centered on new college President Eva Fletcher (Rose), her administration, and the students. Look for Antawn "Big Boi" Patton Sr., RonReaco Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Debbi Morgan, Jasmine Guy, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson to appear in the second season. Read More…
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"The Vampire Diaries: Fool Me Once"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode "Fool Me Once", written by Brett Conrad and directed by Marcos Siega, that aired February 11, 2010 on The CW:

"...'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) wakes up and finds herself in a strange hotel room. She sees 'Ben' (Sean Faris) sleeping and tries to slowly sneak out but Ben wakes up. 'Anna' (Malese Jow) arrives and drags Elena to the bathroom locking her in. Elena finds 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) lying unconscious in the bathtub. She tries to help Bonnie and Elena informs her that Ben is with Anna and they want to open the tomb but they need a witch to do that.

"Meanwhile, 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) looks for Elena but cannot find her. He goes to 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) asking for his help but Damon, who is still mad at him, does not want to help. Damon leaves Stefan alone and goes to Bonnie's grandmother,
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The Quad: Season Two; Bet Drama Series Renewed

Bet is staying in school. The Quad TV show has been renewed for a second season on Bet. The sophomore season of The Quad will consist of ten hour-long episodes. The drama series, starring Anika Noni Rose, is set at Georgia A&M, a (fictional) university.The first season of The Quad centers on Eva Fletcher (Rose), in her first year as President of the Hbcu (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), her administration, and the incoming freshman class. The Bet cast also includes Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Peyton Alex Smith, Jazz Raycole, Zoe Renee, Jake Allyn, Michelle DeFraites, E. Roger Mitchell, Sean Blakemore, and Jasmine Guy.Read More…
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Classic Movie Review: Kla$H, a Jamaican hip hop action movie from 1995!

In the 70s when "The Harder They Come" hit the cinema from Jamaica to the whole world and made a big impact with Jimmy Cliff "you can get it if you really want".  20 years later another Jamaican movie try to bring a storm to the world with the pop group Kla$h, but in their own movie they are just a filler, the rest of the movie is an exiting, humorous and adventurous reggae noir 1995 crime action movie. Story: A New Yorker photographer reporter Stoney (Giancarlo Esposito) is sent to Jamaica to make a scoop on the concert performed by Kla$h, but at the same time he tries to catch up with his ex girlfriend Blossom (Jasmine Guy). But sadly once a traitor always...

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‘Dreamgirls’ 10th Anniversary: 13 Stars Who Were Almost Cast From Denzel to Whitney (Photos)

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‘Dreamgirls’ 10th Anniversary: 13 Stars Who Were Almost Cast From Denzel to Whitney (Photos)
Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical drama of the same name, “Dreamgirls” followed the evolution of R&B music in the 1960s and ’70s through the eyes of a girl group called Deena Jones & the Dreams. Although the story is thought to be an account of Diana Ross & the Supremes, it is purely a work of fiction… inspired by the Motown superstars. (pictured: Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson) “Deena” The gorgeous lead singer of Deena Jones and the Dreams who is destined to be a star. Among those vying for the role, Beyonce Knowles, Whitney Houston, Jasmine Guy and.
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K.C. Undercover Renewed for Season 3

K.C. Cooper will be staying undercover for a while: Disney Channel has renewed K.C. Undercover for a third season.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Zendaya, who stars as the titular high-school spy, will return for Season 3, the network announced Tuesday. Her character K.C. Cooper’s parents are spies, so she has to balance normal teen stuff (homework, boys) with the demands of being a spy in training for top-secret government outfit The Organization. But she also gets to do a lot of cool karate kicks, so it’s not all bad.
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"The Vampire Diaries: Fool Me Once"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode "Fool Me Once", written by Brett Conrad and directed by Marcos Siega, that aired February 11, 2010 on The CW:

"...'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) wakes up and finds herself in a strange hotel room. She sees 'Ben' (Sean Faris) sleeping and tries to slowly sneak out but Ben wakes up. 'Anna' (Malese Jow) arrives and drags Elena to the bathroom locking her in. Elena finds 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) lying unconscious in the bathtub. She tries to help Bonnie and Elena informs her that Ben is with Anna and they want to open the tomb but they need a witch to do that.

"Meanwhile, 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) looks for Elena but cannot find her. He goes to 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) asking for his help but Damon, who is still mad at him, does not want to help. Damon leaves Stefan alone and goes to Bonnie's grandmother,
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Bryan Fuller teases ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ alien but when do we get a cast?

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Bryan Fuller teases ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ alien but when do we get a cast?
Bryan Fuller's latest tease into the world of his new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery features an alien makeup test. We know quite a bit about the project so far, what we don't know is who will be in it. The new series is set to premiere January 2017 and David Semel was recently announced as the director of the first episode. We found out what the official name of the series means to Fuller and that the show would be streamed on Netflix outside the U.S. (Bell Media for Canada). We also got our first look at the new ship. But yesterday, Fuller took to Twitter to give us something new. A small look at a makeup test. #StarTrekDisco Makeup Test #StarTrekDiscovery @startrekcbs @StarTrek pic.twitter.com/OL7IyE9viV — Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 8, 2016 Many fans are saying this looks like an Andorian (The Andorians were
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Adventures in Babysitting Movie Gets Premiere Date at Disney Channel

Polish up your silver Thor helmet, because Disney Channel’s new take on Adventures in Babysitting will arriveon Friday, June 24 at 8/7c, the network announced Tuesday.

Inspired by the 1987 Elisabeth Shue film, Disney’s upcoming TV movie — the 100th original flick for the cabler — stars Girl Meets World’s Sabrina Carpenter and DescendantsSofia Carson as rival babysitters who must survive a disastrous night of kid-wrangling together.

RelatedDisney Channel to Air Every Original Movie Ever (!), From A to Zenon

The channel will air a 10-minute sneak peek at the movie on Friday, June 3; the full film will be available,
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Disney Channel to Air Every Original Movie Ever (!), From A to Zenon

Johnny Tsunami. Halloweentown. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.

If those titles mean anything to you, you’re going to want to read on.

In celebration of its 100th original movie — an upcoming reimagining of the 1987 comedy Adventures in BabysittingDisney Channel will air every single one of its original flicks from May through June.

VideosAdventures in Babysitting Trailer: Disney Duo Has a Wild Night Out

The nostalgia trip will kick off Memorial Day Weekend, with a marathon of the 51 most popular DCOMs, and will continue throughout the next month with every other original film presented at various times.
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Anika Noni Rose Books Lead in Bet Pilot 'The Yard'

Anika Noni Rose has booked the lead role in Bet's 2-hour scripted pilot "The Yard," in which the actress will play the newly-elected President of the fictional college Georgia A&M who, Upon her arrival, finds a bold and diverse freshman class that will keep her hands full. Previously announced cast members include Peyton Alex Smith, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sean Blakemore and Jasmine GuyRob Hardy will direct the project. Up next for Rose is the role of Kizzy on the History Channel's remake of "Roots" which premieres next month; she will also soon be seen in the new season of "Power" on the Starz network. It's good to see Bet continue to push into...
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A Different World Stars Have Wink-Wink Undercover Reunion — Watch Video

A Different World Stars Have Wink-Wink Undercover Reunion — Watch Video
It was a very different world for Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy when they shared the screen for the first time in more than 20 years on Sunday night.

RelatedDisney Channel’s Tangled Series Adds Ashley Judd, Jonathan Banks

Guy guest-starred on this week’s episode of Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover, which stars her A Different World scene partner Hardison as the title character’s secret-agent dad. As seen in the clip above, the former TV lovebirds were afforded an opportunity to wink at their previous association, if not also sport some trademark specs.

RelatedGirl Meets World Enlists
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Girl Meets World Enlists Family Matters Fave for Arresting Season 3 Guest Spot

Girl Meets World Enlists Family Matters Fave for Arresting Season 3 Guest Spot
Carl Winslow is back on the force. (Well, sort of.)

Reginald VelJohnson, who played the Family Matters patriarch from 1989 to 1998, will appear in an episode of Girl Meets World‘s upcoming third season, E! Online reports.

RelatedGirl Meets World‘s Rowan Blanchard Calls for Lgbt Representation on Show

Though he won’t be acting as his Family Matters character, VelJohnson will once again be playing a cop — a position for which he’s more than qualified, having practically made a career out of portraying an officer of the law. (Just watch Die Hard, Die Hard 2 and Ghostbusters for proof of that.
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Different World Reunion: Jasmine Guy Spied in K.C. Undercover Trailer, Photos

Having previously made a nod to Kadeem Hardison’s Must See TV role, Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover soon will reunite A Different World‘s Dwayne Wayne with “wife” Whitley, as previewed in this exclusive new trailer and photos.

RelatedDisney Channel’s Tangled Series Adds Ashley Judd, Jonathan Banks and More

On April 10, A Different World scene stealer Jasmine Guy kicks off a three-episode Undercover arc as Erica, an enemy agent who has been in hiding for several years. The Coopers set out to find the rogue spy in hopes she can help them take down The Other Side.
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Remembering Robert Loggia, Haskell Wexler and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in December

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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. John Bradbury (1953-2015) - Drummer. As a member of The Specials, he can be seen in the documentary Dance Craze and can be heard on many a movie soundtrack. He died on December 28. (BBC) Natalie Cole (1950-2015) - Singer. She can be seen performing on screen in De-Lovely and Lightning in a Bottle, and she provided the singing voice for one of the for Jasmine Guy's character, Sawyer, in Cat's Don't Dance (see/hear below). She died on December 31...

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 9; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 9; What Will You See?
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, October 9. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide Pan Director: Joe Wright Cast: Rooney Mara, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Garrett Hedlund, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Levi Miller, Cara Delevingne, Paul Kaye, Emerald Fennell Synopsis: "The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan." Limited Big Stone Gap Director: Adriana Trigiani Cast: Patrick Wilson, Jane Krakowski, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Jenna Elfman, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jasmine Guy, Chris Sarandon, Anthony Lapaglia, John Benjamin Hickey, Judith Ivey, James Hampton, Mary Pat Gleason, Bridget Gabbe, Joe Inscoe, Angelina Fiordellisi, Mary Testa Synopsis: "Ave Maria Mulligan has lived her whole life in tiny Big Stone Gap, a picturesque...
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Karolyn Ali, Oscar-Nominated Producer and Academy Exec, Dies at 70

Karolyn Ali, Oscar-Nominated Producer and Academy Exec, Dies at 70
Oscar-nominated producer Karolyn Ali died of natural causes on Aug. 18 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 70.

Ali collaborated on projects ranging from film, documentaries, musicvideos and commercials for more than three decades. Since 2013, she was executive assistant to Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, who was also a longtime friend.

In her early music industry career, Ali assisted Benny Ashburn, manager of the musical group the Commodores, as well as served as an executive at Dick Griffey’s Solar Records, which was a launching pad for her career in commercial and musicvideo production.

In 1984, Ali founded Renge Films along with Bill Parker and Peter Allen, and together they went on to produce commercials for Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. She also produced more than 200 musicvideos with Renge including Stevie Wonder’s “Part Time Lover.” Her wide range of clients included Sinbad, Steele Pulse,
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Ashley Judd’s ‘Big Stone Gap’ Set for Oct. 9 Release

Ashley Judd’s ‘Big Stone Gap’ Set for Oct. 9 Release
Bob Berney’s Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. rights to Ashley Judd’s “Big Stone Gap” from Altar Identity Studios and will release the film nationwide on Oct. 9.

The film was written and directed by “Big Stone Gap” author Adriana Trigiani. Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Lapaglia and Jenna Elfman also star.

Big Stone Gap” was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town of the same name, which is also Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown.

“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie,” Goldberg said. “It looks lush.”

Shooting began in October 2013; Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) produced with James Spies (“The Contender”). J.E. Craig and Jean Morrisey exec produced.

The first “Big Stone Gap” novel was published in 2001 followed by sequels “Big Cherry Holler,” “Milk Glass Moon” and “Home to Big Stone Gap.” The story centers on middle-aged
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Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg Movie ‘Big Stone Gap’ Sells to Picturehouse

Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg Movie ‘Big Stone Gap’ Sells to Picturehouse
Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. rights to the indie movie “Big Stone Gap,” which stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, the company announced Tuesday. The film hails from Altar Identity Studios and will be released in theaters nationwide on Oct. 9. “Big Stone Gap” was written and directed by bestselling author Adriana Trigiani (“The Shoemakers Wife”), who adapted her own novel and makes her debut as a filmmaker. Also Read: 'The View' Panel Tackles Deflategate: Tom Brady 'Looks Like a Big, Fat Liar' (Video) John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony La Paglia and Jenna Elfman co-star alongside Chris Sarandon,
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