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Chicago – One of the truest aphorisms ever uttered is that “you can take a person out of a small town, but you can’t take the small town out of them.” Veteran novelist, TV/film writer and now director Adriana Trigiani took that eternal truth and created a film tribute to her heritage in “Big Stone Gap” (2015). Loyola University in Chicago will have a special screening of the film, with an appearance by Ms. Trigiani afterward (via Skype), on Monday, February 8th, 2016 (details below).
Adriana Trigiani celebrated her Italian roots and Appalachian background first in the “Big Stone Gap” series of novels, which began in 2000, and currently is on its fourth book. This was after she had a successful career in television writing, working on “The Cosby Show,” “A Different World,” and “City Kids” (for ABC/Jim Henson productions). Besides the Big Stone Gap book series, she has also authored »
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Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond will write and direct a tribute to the Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer that will feature Tituss Burgess, Jimmy Fallon, Cheyenne Jackson, Taran Killam, Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and some surprise guests at a gala for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series on February 11. The Alice Tully Hall event is being co-chaired by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts board members Adrienne Arsht and… »
It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.
2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:
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Molewomen, rejoice! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, already prepping a second series due for release on the 15th of April 2016, has been renewed for a further season. Netflix has ordered season number three from creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
The comedy, if you've not yet had the pleasure, is the story of Ellie Kemper's irrepressible Kimmy, a woman catching up on lost time in New York City after spending the past fifteen years kidnapped in an underground bunker by an ersatz reverend. If that doesn't necessarily sound like a prelude to a gag-fest, rest assured that Fey and Carlock find comedy where you'd least expect it. And in a few places you might, too.
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for several upcoming comedy series and kids series, the renewal of its acclaimed drama Marvel's Jessica Jones and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Concussion and Doctor Who) and Canada's Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Halt & Catch Fire and The Martian) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes of the Netflix original series Black Mirror. Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends) will direct the episode. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, the series is produced by House of Tomorrow, and Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones serve as executive producers.
Netflix also announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular »
Netflix announced today at TCA that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be returning for a third season. The confirmation of a third-season pick-up comes ahead of the show’s second season, which was also announced to premiere this spring, on April 15, just over a year after season one’s March debut.
The half-hour sitcom was always envisioned by creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock as at least a two season story, but it should be comforting for fans of the show to hear that Netflix has continued plans for the series beyond 2016’s sophomore year. Originally, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was pitched to NBC, but was snatched up by Netflix after NBC decided not to pick it up for a full series.
Besides the confirmation, there was no news regarding the status of Fey and Carlock’s continued status as showrunners on the series, which is understandable given that details about the »
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As for new shows, Ashton Kutcher’s “The Ranch,” Winona Ryder’s supernatural series and Will Arnett’s comedy are all on the slate, plus Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated music drama “The Get Down,” which will premiere this summer with the first half of its first season.
Premiere dates for a group of children’s shows were also announced on Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 2 — Friday, April 15, 2016
The Emmy-nominated comedy starring “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper returns to Netflix for its second season, as the streaming service picked “Kimmy” up for two rounds when it bought the sitcom from NBC (the network that passed on the show »
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7 items from 2016
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