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A Handy Guide to Amazon’s Trash Pilots

21 March 2017 6:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Are these new pilots from Amazon trash? Of course they are! Here’s a guide.Just Robb Stark over here, wearin’ shades in outer space

Crowds may not be able to fund things, but they can give opinions. Or, at the very least, that’s been the idea behind Amazon’s occasional Pilot Season, generating enthusiasm for their programming by giving ordinary folk like yourself the opportunity to watch pilots and say, gee, this blows and vote them a big n’ meaningful thumbs down. Last year, they took everything, so it might just be a load of promotional nonsense. But it might not.

So, what’s hip in this line of potential programing? Once canceled TV-hands like Steve Dildarian and Amy Sherman-Palladino return with their latest attempts to enthuse audience with binge-worthy hours of spectacle and movie men like James Ponsoldt and Kevin Macdonald try to get into this golden age of TV they’ve been hearing »

- Andrew Karpan

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Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Renewed for Season Two on Disney Junior

15 March 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Don't worry about the mouse getting cancelled, Disney Junior has just renewed its animated Mickey and the Roadster Racers TV show for a second season. The first season of the young children's series just premiered on January 15th of this year.Real-life racers Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, and Jeff Gordon recurred in season one of Mickey and the Roadster Racers , as did Jay Leno, Tim Gunn, Hoda Kotb, and Gordon Ramsay. Peter Serafinowicz, Jane Leeves, Fred Willard, Hector Elizondo, Tony Shalhoub, Kate Micucci, Tia Carrere, and Patton Oswalt guest starred.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Longtime Voice Actress Russi Taylor on Playing Minnie Mouse and Falling for Mickey in Real Life

9 March 2017 11:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

You may not recognize her walking down the street, but Russi Taylor plays one of the most famous characters in the world.

Taylor has been the voice of Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years, and that’s just a fraction of voice work she’s done in her long career. She’s played Huey, Dewey, and Louie in various Disney projects, Pebbles Flintstone in “The Flintstone Comedy Show,” Pac-Baby in the “Pac-Man” TV series, “Penny Tompkins” in “The Critic,” Baby Gonzo in “Muppet Babies,” and various characters over 17 years on “The Simpsons,” among too many others to count.

She’s currently working on Disney Television Animation’s new series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” which brings together all of Disney’s classic characters: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Pluto. In “Racers,” Minnie and Daisy exemplify female empowerment as they run a business called Happy Helpers. It airs Fridays on the Disney Channel.

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- Terry Flores

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How Jimmy Fallon Can Reclaim His Late-Night Crown

7 March 2017 2:48 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jimmy Fallon took the “Tonight Show” torch from Jay Leno back in February 2014, midway through NBC’s Sochi Olympics. Pretty much every week since then — save very few exceptions — the “SNL” alum has finished first in his time slot among both adults 18-49 and total viewers. That outright No. 1 claim went away about a month ago. While Fallon’s NBC talker remains the top dog in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo, key competitor Stephen Colbert has taken over the overall audience tally each of the past five weeks. With Fallon in reruns this week, feel free to pen a sixth »

- Tony Maglio

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Whitney Houston, Iranian Rapper Docs Lead Tribeca 2017 Lineup

2 March 2017 12:19 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

New documentaries on Whitney Houston, targeted Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi, notorious Republican operative Roger Stone and a deceased alt-right filmmaker will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 19th through 30th.

Whitney: Can I Be Me marks the latest effort from controversial and acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield, whose previous music films include Kurt and Courtney and Biggie and Tupac. The film will explore Houston's remarkable rise and fall and features largely never-before-seen footage. While a spokesperson for Houston's family told Rolling Stone they are not involved in Broomfield's documentary, »

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10 Legendary Live Flubs, From Steve Harvey to ‘Saturday Night Live’

27 February 2017 5:27 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Live TV comes with certain risks, and Sunday’s Oscars snafu – in which “La La Land,” not “Moonlight,” was mistakenly named Best Picture at first – is a reminder of that. The occasional slip of the tongue or even pranks can lead a few buzzy, unpredictable moments, which may explain why live TV is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among TV programmers.

But there are times though when major snafus take over a live broadcast, causing embarrassment or controversy. It’s in those moments when the networks probably wished there was time for a do-over or edit.

Read More: Why the ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Upset Was Even Wilder If You Were in the Room

Here’s a look at some of TV’s biggest recent mistakes, listed in chronological order, made during live TV:

The Drunk “Cheers” “Tonight Show” finale

There’s no one moment that stands out from when the “Cheers »

- Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller

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10 Legendary Live Flubs, From Steve Harvey to ‘Saturday Night Live’

27 February 2017 5:27 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Live TV comes with certain risks, and Sunday’s Oscars snafu – in which “La La Land,” not “Moonlight,” was mistakenly named Best Picture at first – is a reminder of that. The occasional slip of the tongue or even pranks can lead a few buzzy, unpredictable moments, which may explain why live TV is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among TV programmers.

But there are times though when major snafus take over a live broadcast, causing embarrassment or controversy. It’s in those moments when the networks probably wished there was time for a do-over or edit.

Read More: Why the ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Upset Was Even Wilder If You Were in the Room

Here’s a look at some of TV’s biggest recent mistakes, listed in chronological order, made during live TV:

The Drunk “Cheers” “Tonight Show” finale

There’s no one moment that stands out from when the “Cheers »

- Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller

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I'm Dying Up Here: Showtime to Premiere New Series at SXSW

22 February 2017 2:20 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The I'm Dying Up Here TV show will first premiere on March 15, 2017 at 11:30am at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest film festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Following the screening, SXSW will host a Q&A panel with the series’ cast and producers, including Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal, and executive producer Michael Aguilar.I’m Dying Up Here premieres on Showtime on June 4th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The scripted series features the stand-up comedy scene in 1970s Los Angeles, where stars including David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Richard Pryor launched their careers. Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Rj Cyler, and Jake Lacy also star. Learn more from this Showtime press release. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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5 Times Steve Irwin’s Children Reminded Us of Their Daring Dad

22 February 2017 12:39 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Today is Steve Irwin’s birthday. The endearing, daredevil animal lover would’ve been 55.

While Irwin’s presence and passion for sharing the wonders of wildlife are missed, he instilled the same devotion to the animal kingdom in his family, especially his children Bindi and Robert.

Both of Irwin’s kids have gone on to show that their father’s message of animal advocacy is always in their hearts with their own forays into wildlife education.

It’s hard not to think of their dad’s big smile, welcoming demeanor and fearlessness when you watch this pair interact with crocodiles, »

- Kelli Bender

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‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ in Ratings Rebound Thanks to Political Climate

22 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

August was not the hottest month for Stephen Colbert. Ratings for CBS’ “The Late Show” — which had been on a steady slide since shortly after Colbert’s debut as host in 2015 — hit a new low, with the monthly total-viewer average slipping below 2 million for the first time. If its trajectory continued, Colbert’s “Late Show,” already far behind Jimmy Fallon and NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” was in danger of falling into third place in the ratings wars below ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Fallon appeared primed for a long reign as king of late night.

Six months later, Colbert has the industry watching the throne.

The former host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” is on a streak that just recently seemed unthinkable — three straight weeks of topping Fallon. After airing reruns the week of Jan. 23, “The Late Show” returned Jan. 30 and averaged slightly more than 2.77 million total viewers for the week, edging »

- Daniel Holloway

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9 Comedians Who Could Host Trump’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Photos)

22 February 2017 9:23 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Trump famously had a hard time booking talent for his inauguration. He faces a similar uphill battle to secure a host for the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner. Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Larry Wilmore, Joel McHale, Conan O’Brien and Cecily Strong are among the liberal comedians that have hosted the event in recent years. So who will be open to hosting during Trump’s presidency? Jeff Ross The roast master recently told TMZ that it would be his “patriotic duty” to emcee the event, saying, “It would be the greatest show ever.” Jay Leno Leno has »

- Brian Flood

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Nick Cannon Quit 'Agt' Because NBC Treated Him Differently

15 February 2017 2:26 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Nick Cannon was "shaken to his core" and seriously questioned his value as an entertainer after NBC unleashed its fury on him, and that led him to the decision to quit "America's Got Talent." Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Nick was devastated when he learned the network was on the verge of firing him as host of 'Agt.' He looked at the long history of entertainers -- Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman »

- TMZ Staff

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Kim Kardashian West Tours Her Extensive Fashion Archive: ‘I Kept It All Secretly for My Daughter’

11 February 2017 12:59 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kim Kardashian West spent her Saturday doing some early spring cleaning, organizing her extensive archive of the many outfits she’s worn over the years.

The 36-year-old reality star showed fans a rare behind-the-scenes look at her massive collection of gowns and shoes in a series of early morning Snapchat videos.

“Just all the things that I’ve worn,” she said, as she flipped through the various racks of dresses — all perfectly hung and labelled according to date and occasion.

“Remember all this stuff?” she asked before listing some of the looks. “Prince concert… look at this gown from the »

- Dave Quinn

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‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked

10 February 2017 4:50 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Abstract: The Art of Design” is not necessarily a show we’d recommend for binge-viewing. The new Netflix series, streaming now following its Sundance 2017 premiere, is far from bad. Executive produced by Morgan Neville, the documentarians assembled to capture the spotlighted subjects have done a masterful job, by and large, of highlighting the unique sort of artistry at work here. However, episode by episode, every installment strikes such a similar tone and mood that to truly appreciate the difference in aethestics and disciplines on display, you’ll want to space them out.

You might also favor certain installments over others, whether it be because of subject matter or the execution itself. We reviewed the first two installments last month, finding it to be a fascinating approach to the importance of design we might otherwise take for granted. But now that we’ve been able to see all eight episodes, we have our favorites. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked

10 February 2017 4:50 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Abstract: The Art of Design” is not necessarily a show we’d recommend for binge-viewing. The new Netflix series, streaming now following its Sundance 2017 premiere, is far from bad. Executive produced by Morgan Neville, the documentarians assembled to capture the spotlighted subjects have done a masterful job, by and large, of highlighting the unique sort of artistry at work here. However, episode by episode, every installment strikes such a similar tone and mood that to truly appreciate the difference in aethestics and disciplines on display, you’ll want to space them out.

You might also favor certain installments over others, whether it be because of subject matter or the execution itself. We reviewed the first two installments last month, finding it to be a fascinating approach to the importance of design we might otherwise take for granted. But now that we’ve been able to see all eight episodes, we have our favorites. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Film Review: ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Delivers the Usual Laughs

10 February 2017 7:57 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The Lego Batman Movie” is more of a parody than the laugh-out-loud hijinks of the surprising “The Lego Movie,” but the legend of The Bats is ripe for a good skewering, and the movie has a lot of fun doing it. Will Arnett reprises the voice as the title character, with Zach Galifianakis taking on the antics of The Joker.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Unlike the first Lego film, the Batman version is a recitation of jokes that are pretty much tipped off, wrapped around a squirrelly “Batman needs a family” plot line. Both tend to drag down the lightness that the Lego franchise has established, but the jokes are lighting fast, rarely pausing to take a breath. Don’t like this one-liner? Here are ten more in the next two minutes. There were five screenwriters on this one, and I picture them being more like Jay Leno-like jokesters than a cohesive team. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Fox Will Throw Super Bowl Spotlight on ’24,’ ‘Empire,’ ‘APB’

4 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has sold dozens of Super Bowl ads to marketers like Pepsi, Kia and Skittles. But it will also air dozens of its own for programs like “Empire,” “APB, “The Mick” and “Lethal Weapon.”

Viewers of Super Bowl LI understand from the outset that they’ll see 60 or more high-caliber TV commercials, all part of the annual ritual of watching the game. What many fail to realize each year is that they will also see a bevy of “promos” for various TV shows  to which the network broadcasting the game hopes to draw attention. Fox expects to air about 30 promos across its Super Bowl broadcast, pre-game and post-game coverage, with about ten of them slated to air in the game itself.

Just like Budweiser and Snickers, networks have something to sell during the Super Bowl, too. Promos typically make up 15% of the Super Bowl’s ad time, according to Kantar, a »

- Brian Steinberg

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Top 5 celebrity cars that you can lease

3 February 2017 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Everyone wants to lead the life of a celebrity. Whether it be eating in world-class gourmet restaurants, tanning ourselves on a sun-kissed beach in the Caribbean, or even cruising down the street in a great set of wheels. In this feature, we take a look at the top five cars that you can physically go out and lease to create the look of a high-paid, millionaire celebrity – if you’ve got the money to do so of course.

Bugatti Veyron – Owned by Floyd Mayweather

We are going to kick things off in style with the Bugatti Veyron – one of the fastest road cars on the planet. This stunning sports vehicle will set you back around $800,000 if you wanted to buy it outright, but should you want to lease it and give a knockout impression just like boxer Floyd Mayweather, then it is actually possibly to do so. The car does 0-60 in under three seconds, »

- The Hollywood News

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Samantha Bee Will Hold Comedic Alternative to White House Correspondents’ Dinner

30 January 2017 4:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Relations between the White House and the press corps that covers it are arguably at an all-time low under the Trump administration, but Samantha Bee intends to offer a solution. She will host a gala dinner in Washington, D.C. that could serve as an alternative to the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

Bee and producers from her TBS satirical-comedy program, “Full Frontal,” will take over Washington’s Willard Hotel on April 29 at the same time the Whca dinner is slated to take place, and invite journalists and celebrities to attend. It was not immediately clear whether TBS would air the proceedings on that evening, or even whether it would air them at all.

“The evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, music, food, and laughter—and if you’re not careful you just might learn something,” said Bee, in a prepared statement. “Specifically, you’ll learn how screwed we’d be without a free »

- Brian Steinberg

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Stephen Colbert Is Figuring it Out on the Late Show as Ratings Prove

28 January 2017 2:36 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It almost feels like a distant memory, but there was a time when people were worried that Stephen Colbert might have been a mistake when chosen to take over The Late Show for David Letterman.   In similar fashion to The Tonight Show, there was also a time when people worried about Jimmy Fallon’s leadership chops in being able to take over for Jay Leno.  Fallon’s first few months of the show were marred by mixed reviews as he was trying to find his late night style and win over audiences.  Through time Fallon has proven he’s more than capable in

Stephen Colbert Is Figuring it Out on the Late Show as Ratings Prove »

- Nat Berman

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