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12 items from 2017


Shots Fired: Photos Released for Fox Event Series

22 February 2017 5:38 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Shots Fired is coming soon. Recently, Fox released new photos for the upcoming event series.The 10-part drama "takes an explosive look at the criminal justice system via the prism of two racially charged shootings in a small town." The cast includes Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Will Patton, Aisha Hinds, Conor Leslie, and Stephen Moyer.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Emmys 2017: And the Award for the Year's Most Ridiculously Competitive Acting Category Goes to...

13 February 2017 11:04 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When I first screened Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life last November — and marveled at Lauren Graham‘s career-best performance — I was certain her long, inexplicable Emmy nomination drought was about to come to an end.

Now, three months later, my confidence is disappearing faster than Emily Gilmore’s patience for bulls–t. The reason? The Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie category has emerged as the year’s most insanely competitive race. 

Like, it’s a total clusterfrak.

The first obstacle to Graham’s inaugural Emmy nod arrives this Sunday with the debut of HBO’s Big Little Lies, »

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‘Moonlight,’ Lee Daniels, Sidney Poitier Take Top Honors at Aafca Awards

9 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moonlight” shined bright at the 8th annual African-American Film Critics Association Awards on Wednesday night in Hollywood.

Barry Jenkins took the stage three times, accepting awards for best director, best independent film, and best picture for the Oscar-nominated drama. Jenkins was undoubtedly the man of the hour: Lee Daniels bowed to him before accepting his Cinema Vanguard Award, while John Singleton sang his praises — “none of us [directors] get it perfect, but Barry Jenkins has gotten it perfect.”

But the coming-of-age drama didn’t stop there. Prizes also went out to co-stars Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monae, who nabbed the org’s breakout performance trophy for her roles in “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures.”

Sanaa Lathan, who presented the award to Ali, said she first met the Oscar-nominated actor about 20 years ago. “All the girls used to call him Hershey bar,” she admitted. “Lucky for us, he is finally getting the spotlight he deserves  in ‘Moonlight. »

- Mannie Holmes

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'Shots Fired': TV Review | Sundance 2017

25 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

A provocative conversation starter often buried in a very conventional Southern police potboiler, the event series Shots Fired had its world premiere on Wednesday (January 25) at the Sundance Film Festival and will air on Fox starting on March 22.

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood's drama is lifted by a number of great performances, particularly a nuanced central turn by Sanaa Lathan. But the elongation of a not-particularly-complex central mystery often pushes its active engagement with current events to the back-burner in ways more frustrating than enlightening.

A small, racially and economically divided North Carolina city is on »

- Daniel Fienberg

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TV Review: ‘Shots Fired’ on Fox

25 January 2017 7:10 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A police officer stops a motorist, bullets fly — and almost everything that follows from that moment is contradictory, challenging and influenced by competing agendas.

That’s the premise of “Shots Fired,” a worthy and excellent new series that works as both a television drama and an interlocking array of engagements with some of the most thorny issues of our time. “Shots Fired” resists easy villains and simple answers, even as it knits its many pointed questions into an accessible narrative that is laudably brisk and generally efficient.

In many notable incidents of police brutality in recent years, there has been footage of the encounter between the cop and the civilian. But “Shots Fired” doesn’t depict that moment: As it follows several characters affected by and understandably agitated by the incident, we hear versions of what happened, but viewers don’t get to see it unfold.

What the audience does see hews to a number of cop-drama »

- Maureen Ryan

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Exclusive: Sanaa Lathan Opens Up About Reuniting With 'Love & Basketball' Director, Working With Dylan O'Brien

12 January 2017 5:33 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Sanaa Lathan is getting back in the TV game -- with a little help from her Love & Basketball director.

Et's Leanne Aguilera caught up with the 45-year-old actress at the Fox's Television Critics Association press day on Wednesday, where she opened up about her fierce new role as expert investigator Ashe Bell on the network's new show, Shots Fired.

Related: Sanaa Lathan to Star in New Drama Series Based on Racially-Charged Shootings

"She's an actor's dream," Lathan confessed. "It's a tour de force role, and I was just so thrilled to work with Gina [Prince-Bythewood], who wrote and directed Love & Basketball, and Reggie [Rock Bythewood], her husband. We've been friends for years, and they have such integrity in their way. It shows in the piece, and it shows in the roles."

Shots Fired details the aftermath of a racially charged police shooting in a small North Carolina town, and Lathan says she hopes the new show is "cathartic" for people »

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Apb, Shots Fired, Prison Break: Fox Releases New Drama Trailers

12 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fox is intent on fighting crime as well as abetting it. The network has released the official trailers for the upcoming first seasons of the Apb and Shots Fired TV shows, as well as the long-awaited Prison Break TV series revival (i.e. Prison Break season five).Starring Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Taylor Handley, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Stasey, Tamberla Perry, and Nestor Serrano, Apb premieres on Fox, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 9:01pm Et/Pt.Shots Fired kicks off on Fox Wednesday, March 22nd at 8:00pm Et/Pt. Sanaa Lathan, Stephen James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Mack Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Will Patton, Conor Leslie, Clare-Hope Ashitey, and DeWanda Wise star.A sequel to the original four season series, Prison Break stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Mark Feuerstein, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Augustus Pres, Rick Yune, and Inbar Levi. »

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‘Shots Fired’: New Fox Drama Brings Feature Film Directors to the Black Lives Matter Movement

12 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Richard Dreyfuss would like you to know that Fox’s upcoming event series, “Shots Fired,” is “probably the most current show you’ll ever see.” According to the “Jaws” star, “When we were shooting it was happening and when we left it happened there… it’s exactly current with the world.”

And that’s by design. At the TCA Winter Press Tour, the producers and stars of Fox’s 10-episode drama explained that the show came about right after the chaos that rocked Ferguson, Missouri in the summer of 2014.

Read More: Dustin Lance Black Wants to Unite the Nation, Even Trump, With Gay Rights Miniseries ‘When We Rise

According to co-creator Gina Prince-Bythewood, after the events following the death of Michael Brown, Fox CEO Dana Walden went to producer Brian Grazer regarding a project that would take on the issues Ferguson brought up. Grazer then enlisted Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Shots Fired’: New Fox Drama Brings Feature Film Directors to the Black Lives Matter Movement

12 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Richard Dreyfuss would like you to know that Fox’s upcoming event series, “Shots Fired,” is “probably the most current show you’ll ever see.” According to the “Jaws” star, “When we were shooting it was happening and when we left it happened there… it’s exactly current with the world.”

And that’s by design. At the TCA Winter Press Tour, the producers and stars of Fox’s 10-episode drama explained that the show came about right after the chaos that rocked Ferguson, Missouri in the summer of 2014.

Read More: Dustin Lance Black Wants to Unite the Nation, Even Trump, With Gay Rights Miniseries ‘When We Rise

According to co-creator Gina Prince-Bythewood, after the events following the death of Michael Brown, Fox CEO Dana Walden went to producer Brian Grazer regarding a project that would take on the issues Ferguson brought up. Grazer then enlisted Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Shots Fired’ Star Richard Dreyfuss Calls It ‘The Most Current Show You Will Ever See’

11 January 2017 2:32 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shots Fired” star Richard Dreyfuss says that viewers will be blown away by how relevant the series is to the current climate of the United States. “We shot probably the most current show you will ever see,” Dreyfuss said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. “You’re going to be reminded of the most current headlines of your life.” The story follows the story of an African-American officer who shoots a white teenager, and how the shooting echoes through their community. Sanaa Lathan will play an expert investigator who digs into the case, alongside a special prosecutor »

- Joe Otterson

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Fox Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Prison Break,’ ‘Shots Fired,’ ‘Making History’

11 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has announced premiere dates for its midseason lineup, including the revival of “Prison Break,” new event series “Shots Fired,” and time-traveling comedy “Making History.”

The highly anticipated return “Prison Break” will premiere on April 4 at 9pm, reuniting original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein. When clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael Scofield (Miller) may be alive, his brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell) reunites with the rest of the crew to engineer another breakout. The series is created by Paul T. Scheuring, who serves as executive producer along with Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz, Dawn Olmstead, Nelson McCormick, Marty Adelstein and Neal Moritz.

Making History,” the latest comedy from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth”), will bow on Sunday, March 5 at 8:30pm. The series follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Fox Series ‘Shots Fired’ Set To Premiere At Sundance

10 January 2017 3:21 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Shots Fired, Fox’s 10-hour event series, will debut at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The show, from executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock BythewoodBrian Grazer and Francie Calfo, examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. Fox, in its first ever series debut at the fest, will screen two episodes at the Marc Theater followed by a panel discussion with EPs as well as cast members Sanaa Lathan… »

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