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Emmys Poll 2016: Who Should Win Supporting Actress in a Drama?

18 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Westeros might not have been eligible to compete in the Rio Games (you know, with it not being a real place and all), but three of its fiercest women are finalists in the 2016 Emmy race.

The Game of Thrones trifecta of Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams make up half of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Of them, Headey and Clarke have each been nominated three times, while Williams is a first time contender.

RelatedEmmys Poll 2016: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?

It would be positively UnREAL (see what we did there? »

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Why Allison Janney's First Sex Scene Was 'Tragically Wrong and Funny'

28 August 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Allison Janney isn't an Olympian, but she still has the chance to break a world record this year. If the actress wins the Emmys for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy for Mom and outstanding guest actress for Masters of Sex (as she did last year), Janney would break Cloris Leachman's record for most Primetime Emmy wins. "I feel the pressure," Janney, 56, tells People. "But truthfully I'm just happy to be invited to the party."Regardless of whether she breaks the record, Janney has enjoyed a long and prosperous career in Hollywood - not that it hasn't had its bumps along the road. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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TV News Roundup: Creative Arts Emmys Announce Presenters; ‘Fashion Police’ to Return for VMAs

26 August 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Freeform has added guest stars to the cast of comedy pilot “Alone Together,” including Chris D’Elia and Jim O’Heir;  E!’s “Fashion Police” will return for MTV’s Video Music Awards coverage, and the TV Academy has announced presenters for the Creative Arts Emmys.

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The Television Academy announcedthe first batch of presenters for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys. On the first of two consecutive nights, Sept. 10 presenters will include Bob Newhart, Rachel Bloom, Allison Janney, Michael Kelly and Bradley Whitford. The second night, Sept. 11, will feature Morgan Freeman, RuPaul, Vanessa Hudgens, Carrie Ann Inaba, Heidi Klum and Derek Hough. Bruce Rosenblum, the Television Academy CEO, will present the Governors Award to “American Idol” on night two. This year’s Creative Arts Emmys will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, starting at 5 p.m. each evening. The show will air on September 17 starting at 8 p.m »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children featurette showcases the ‘Fierce Females’

25 August 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new featurette has arrived online for Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ fantasy adventure novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children entitled ‘Fierce Females’; take a look below, along with seven new ‘alternative’ posters for the film…

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on September 30th, with a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Comedy Bang! Bang!: Get Fifth and Final Season Details from IFC

19 August 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Get ready for the last laugh. Yesterday, creator and host Scott Aukerman announced the Comedy Bang! Bang! TV series on IFC would end after season five, leaving the mock talkshow effectively cancelled. Now, IFC has released details about the remainder of the fifth and final season. Comedy Bang! Bang!'s final ten episodes debut Friday, October 28th, with two back-to-back episodes at 11:00 and 11:30pm.The remaining episodes, starring Aukerman and musical co-host “Weird Al” Yankovic, will air weekly, back-to-back on Fridays. Expect former co-host Reggie Watts to return. Upcoming guests also include: Malin Akerman, Mike Colter, Kaley Cuoco, Ben Folds, Gillian Jacobs, Allison Janney, Jason Mantzoukas, Haley Joel Osment, Chris Parnell, Krysten Ritter, Adam Scott, and Paul F. Tompkins. The Comedy Bang! Bang! TV series finale is »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Wgtc Trailer Roundup #1 – Arrival, Hands Of Stone, Moana And More

19 August 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Wgtc Trailer Roundup #1 - Arrival, Hands Of Stone, Moana And More 1 of 28   

Click to skip Welcome To Wgtc's Trailer Roundup!

Welcome to the very first edition of Wgtc's weekly Trailer Roundup, where we'll be bringing you all the hottest movie and television trailers, clips, TV spots and more!

In this edition, we cover Morgan, Mechanic: Resurrection, American Horror Story, Arrival and Macgyver, among others. Take a look through and check back next week for more.

Arrival Trailer #1

Release Date: November 11th, 2016

Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

Hidden Figures Trailer #1

Release Date: January 13th, 2017

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Rules Don't Apply Trailer #1

Release Date: November 23, 2016

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Lily Collins, Steve Coogan, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris

Same Kind Of Different As Me Trailer #1

Release Date: February 3rd, 2017

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou

Moonlight Trailer #1

Release Date: October 21st, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Take a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featurette

18 August 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Take a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featuretteTake a tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a new featuretteAmanda Wood8/18/2016 3:19:00 Pm

If there’s one director we’re always excited to see put out new work, it’s Tim Burton. We loved him in the nineties and we love him now, so we couldn’t be more excited for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A new featurette was just released that takes us on a tour of the grounds of Miss Peregrine’s home, and we get to follow author Ransom Riggs around as he shows us different parts of the set!

Shooting on location at a small castle in Belgium, the film follows a young boy who discovers Miss Peregrine and the peculiarly talented children she surrounds herself with. Trouble comes calling in the shape of Samuel L. Jackson, »

- Amanda Wood

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Visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in New Sneak Peek

18 August 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This fall, one of the most beloved young adult novels will finally be brought to life on the big screen when Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30. The second trailer debuted back in June, with a preview taking us inside this bizarre home last month. As we get closer and closer to the release, today we have a behind-the-scenes video, where author Ransom Riggs takes fans deep into the production.

20th Century Fox debuted this new preview on their YouTube page, where Ransom Riggs takes fans on a tour of the house that was used for the production in Belgium, dubbed Castile Torenhof, which the author reveals is very close to what he had imagined the house would look like. The author also reveals that director Tim Burton took the ideas laid out in his book, and made them bigger and more vibrant. We also learn »

- MovieWeb

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‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ to End on IFC After Five Seasons

18 August 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Comedy Bang! Bang!” will soon have its last laugh.

Series creator Scott Aukerman — who also stars  — announced on Twitter that the show would be ending after a five-season run on IFC. The network confirmed the news to Variety.

 

Hi! Dropping by https://t.co/x8mMWMv9et to let everyone know that after 5 seasons & 110 episodes, we are ending @ComedyBangBang TV on @IFC

Scott Aukerman (@ScottAukerman) August 18, 2016

A hybrid of mock talkshow combined with offbeat sketches, “Comedy Bang! Bang” — which was spun off from Aukerman’s podcast — has attracted guests including Jon Hamm, Anna Kendrick and Weird Al Yankovic.

The show, which premiered in June 2012, will have a final run of episodes in October. Aukerman posted a series of tweets thanking fans, his guests and IFC for their support throughout the show’s run.

We've had a great run, and I couldn't be more proud of the show. We have 10 final episodes premiering in October, and »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans,’ Not ‘Game of Thrones’: IndieWire’s Emmy Endorsements (Drama)

16 August 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Drama Series

Nominees:

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr. Robot

IndieWire’s Vote: “The Americans

We’re obviously big fans of a lot of these shows. “Better Call Saul,” “Mr. Robot” and even “House of Cards” are deserving nominees, and there’s no shame in voting for any one of them. But come on: “The Americans” getting an Emmy nod for Outstanding Drama Series is like the Chicago Cubs reaching the World Series. If they made it this far — finally — they better freaking win. “The Americans” has been the best drama on cable for four years. An intricate spy thriller side-by-side with an equally compelling family drama, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields have crafted a series as appealing as it is relevant. When it comes to FX’s best show (which is saying something), it’s more than just “you should »

- Ben Travers

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Keegan-Michael Key and Kate McKinnon on Hugs, Bill Cosby and Meeting Their Political Idols

11 August 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Any list of comedy all-stars wouldn’t be complete without Keegan-Michael Key and Kate McKinnon. They’re Emmy nominated for a third consecutive year — McKinnon for her fourth season on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and Key for the final season of Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” — a true rarity for sketch performers. Variety got the pair together for a wide-ranging chat that spans hugs, meeting their political idols, and Bill Cosby.

You were voices in “The Angry Birds Movie,” but have you worked together in person?

McKinnon: No. And it’s the single biggest regret of my life. Now it’ll never happen. Something will be said in this interview that makes us turn away from each other.

Key: Did we meet at the American Comedy Awards?

McKinnon: We did meet on stage at the American Comedy Awards. Don’t you remember, we held each other for eight minutes at least?

Key »

- Geoff Berkshire

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CBS Boss Criticized for White, Male Freshman Class: 'We Need to Do Better'

10 August 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ fall TV slate features six new series fronted by a total of eight white men — a glaring fact that network president Glenn Geller was asked to account for on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

RelatedNCIS Shake-Ups, Big Bang Family Matters and More CBS Fall Preview

“We’re very mindful at CBS abut the importance of diversity and inclusion. We need to do better and we know it,” Geller acknowledged. “We are definitely less diverse this year than last year, and we need to do better.”

Because whereas ABC, NBC and The CW’s new »

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Kate McKinnon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Samantha Bee and More Sound Off on Why Men Aren't Funny

10 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For years, men like Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman and Jon Stewart have toiled away on the comedy circuit, just to crash against a glass ceiling, struggling to make the same money or gain the same notoriety as their female counterparts. So few movies, sitcoms or late-night shows feature men in a leading role that journalists have finally begun asking, "How can this still be happening?" People gathered a group of Emmy nominees who agreed to discuss the ugly truth behind Hollywood's institutional sexism: Men just aren't funny.As black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross says, "When I think of stories about men, »

- Mary Green and Patrick Gomez

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Tracee Ellis Ross, Samantha Bee, Kate McKinnon and More Sound Off on Why Men Aren't Funny

10 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For years, men like Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman and Jon Stewart have toiled away on the comedy circuit, just to crash against a glass ceiling, struggling to make the same money or gain the same notoriety as their female counterparts. So few movies, sitcoms or late-night shows feature men in a leading role that journalists have finally begun asking, "How can this still be happening?" People gathered a group of Emmy nominees who agreed to discuss the ugly truth behind Hollywood's institutional sexism: Men just aren't funny.As black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross says, "When I think of stories about men, »

- Mary Green and Patrick Gomez

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Movie Review – Tallulah (2016)

9 August 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tallulah, 2016.

Written and directed by Sian Heder.

Starring Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto, John Benjamin Hickey and Uzo Aduba.

Synopsis:

Tallulah tells the story of young vagabond, Lu (Ellen Page), who lives in a van and is fiercely independent in her hand-to-mouth existence. When a chance encounter incites her to impulsively “rescue” a baby from a negligent mother, Lu, at a loss for what to do, turns to the only responsible adult she knows: Margo (Allison Janney), who mistakenly believes she’s the child’s grandmother.

More than anything, Tallulah is a negotiation of what exactly it means to be a mother. Among other things, including themes of abandonment, millennial angst and notes of the bildungsroman, motherhood is the lifeblood at the core of Sian Heder’s new femalecentric drama, and the script and direction examines and explores exactly what motherhood means for the plot’s three central characters. »

- Kirsty Capes

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Emmy Voters Play Politics With Guest Noms for ‘Veep,’ ‘House of Cards’ Actors

4 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy voters are playing right into the election year by pointing a spotlight on strong guest performances in drama, comedy, and satirical series with political themes. Among the 24 Emmy-nominated guest roles, nine have a direct political tie-in.

It raises the question: Who’s winning in the battle of most outrageous storylines — the fictional or the factual politicians?

In many ways, TV seems like it’s trying to keep up with real life: Be it “Veep” politico Selina Meyer’s determined, misguided attempt to navigate Washington, “House of Cards” power couple Frank and Claire Underwood’s power-hungry mission to manipulate and take down anyone who stands in their way, or “Saturday Night Live’s” vision of a presidential candidate seeking counsel from her former self.

While Hillary Clinton was scrutinized for using a private email server, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) deployed an internal investigation into which staffer called her a profane name (the verdict: everyone). Donald Trump caused »

- Seth Kelley

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Hairspray Live! Adds Sean Hayes, Rosie

2 August 2016 6:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Emmy winners Sean Hayes and Rosie O’Donnell have been added to the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! musical, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8/7c.

RelatedHairspray Live Adds Ariana Grande in Pivotal, Pigtailed Role

Will & Grace alum Hayes will suit up as dress shop owner Mr. Pinky (played in the 2007 film by Jerry Stiller), while Rosie will fill the role of gym teacher Prudy Pingleton (who was portrayed on the big screen by Allison Janney).

RelatedHairspray Live Recruits Disney Channel Stars to Play Amber and Link

Hairspray Live! stars newcomer Maddie Baillio and Tony winner Harvey Fierstein as Tracy and Edna Turnblad, »

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ to Bow at Fantastic Fest

2 August 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will premiere at Fantastic Fest ahead of its Sept. 30 nationwide launch by Fox.

Burton is scheduled to appear at a red-carpet screening of the offbeat drama at festival, which will run from Sept. 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin. The film, based on the Ransom Riggs novel of the same name, centers on a 16-year-old boy who accidentally works for a mysterious woman on a mysterious island where he helps a group of orphaned children, all with strange powers.

Eva Green stars with Asa Butterfield in the lead roles. Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson also star.

The festival also hosted the world premiere of Burton’s “Frankenweenie” in 2012.

Fantastic Fest, now in its 12th yeas as one of the largest genre fests, will also screen the world »

- Dave McNary

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