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The Top Five Grey’s Anatomy Thanksgiving Episodes

Thanksgiving is that time of the year right before Christmas when families get together to share a feast as everyone narrates what they are thankful for. Foods like mashed potatoes, turkey, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce feature on the special occasion. The history of tradition with Christian roots can be traced back to 1623 after Governor William Bradford declared that Pilgrims and their wives and little ones should render thanksgiving to the Almighty for all his blessings. Fans of Grey Anatomy can enjoy a couple of scenes that commemorate the day, and The Top Five Grey’s Anatomy Thanksgiving Episodes include:

The Top Five Grey’s Anatomy Thanksgiving Episodes
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Trump Energy Department Appointee Called Barack Obama a ‘Kenyan Creampuff’ in Deleted Tweets

A glimpse into the deleted Twitter account of a Trump Energy Department appointee reveals racist, sexist and anti-Semitic remarks about former president Barack Obama, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, TV news host Megyn Kelly and Japanese-Americans during World War II.

William C. Bradford, who was recently appointed by the Trump administration to run the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, called Obama a “Kenyan creampuff,” Zuckerberg a “self-hating jew,” and Kelly “MegOBgyn,” according to The Washington Post, which first uncovered the tweets and posted screenshots of them in an article published Thursday.

In an email to the Post on Thursday,
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‘Mad Men’ Star Vincent Kartheiser on Trading 1960s Cool for 17th-Century Muck

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‘Mad Men’ Star Vincent Kartheiser on Trading 1960s Cool for 17th-Century Muck
Post-“Mad Men,” Vincent Kartheiser doesn’t seem to have an issue with typecasting. After all, there are very few similarities between ’60s ad executive Pete Campbell and his character William Bradford on Nat Geo’s 17th-century-set colonial miniseries “Saints & Strangers,” which comes to a conclusion tonight. Kartheiser told TheWrap that every role he’s taken since “Mad Men” has felt like the opposite of Campbell, because that character was so detailed and anchored to a specified place and time. And playing Bradford, the longtime governor of Plymouth Colony, proved a bigger challenge in preparation. “This isn’t World War II,
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Vincent Kartheiser (aka Pete Campbell) Is Borderline Unrecognizable As a Pilgrim In a New Gritty Thanksgiving Origin Story

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Vincent Kartheiser (aka Pete Campbell) Is Borderline Unrecognizable As a Pilgrim In a New Gritty Thanksgiving Origin Story
After Batman Begins, it seems that every major character has to get a gritty origin story. Now it seems that even holidays are getting gritty origin story reboots, as National Geographic is airing a more realistic retelling of the origins of Thanksgiving this weekend called Saints and Strangers. (Don't expect any paper hand turkeys.) It stars Vincent Kartheiser, best known for his portrayal of Mad Men's most punchable weasel Pete Campbell. Kartheiser has traded in the slicked-back hair and blue suits for a big, burly beard and long tendrils of hair; he sort of resembles a young version of Vincent Price's insidious Witchfinder General. Speaking with GQ, Kartheiser described his character, William Bradford, as "a Man who has a turn..." There's a turn in his story where there really is no right choice. The right choice eludes him, and this is a man who believes the right choice
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TV Review: ‘Saints & Strangers’

Earnestness is the dominant feature of “Saints & Strangers,” a two-night miniseries from National Geographic Channel that chronicles the initial encounters of Pilgrim settlers and the Native Americans who were already living in what became known as Massachusetts. The third hour culminates in a depiction of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, and all that comes before fairly reflects the fraught dynamics that preceded that famous meal. And yet the serious intent of “Saints” trips it up at times; many characters remain one-dimensional, and some sequences are plodding or repetitive. That said, the mini features nuanced work in a number of the Native Americans portrayals — often the best-developed characters on the screen.

Squanto (Kalani Queypo), who famously helped forge relationships between various Native American tribes and the new arrivals, is a particularly ambiguous figure. He’s not entirely trusted by either side, and Queypo paints an effective portrait of him as a man
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Saints & Strangers: Think you know the Thanksgiving story? We’re on set as Ngc tells the real tale

The two-night event Saints & Strangers premieres Sunday, Nov. 22, and Monday, Nov. 23, at 9/8Ct on National Geographic Channel. Vincent Kartheiser is doing his best to be patient. Sporting coarse Pilgrim garb, a full beard and shoulder-length tresses (no Mad Men, this!) as Plymouth Colony leader William Bradford on Ngc’s Saints & Strangers, Kartheiser finds the speech he is about to deliver — one arguably launching American free market commerce — interrupted by a loud buzzing sound emanating from somewhere on the Stellenbosch, South Africa, wine farm on which the project’s main sets are nestled. The buzzing stops. Kartheiser … Continue reading →

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‘Saints & Strangers’ Cast on Bringing Early American Settlers to Life

As American children are taught in school, in November 1620, the Mayflower arrived in New England’s Provincetown Harbor after 66 days at sea.

This November, National Geographic Channel will go beyond what’s in the history books and delve into the world of the early settlers of that area with the ambitious scripted TV movie “Saints & Strangers.” In anticipation of the premiere, the cabler has released two behind-the-scenes teasers of the making of the miniseries exclusively to Variety.

“Growing up, we learn about the Mayflower and the colonization of America, but we never learn the whole story. The real story is an incredible survival story. ‘Saints & Strangers’ is the opportunity to tell the world about our country,” said executive producer Gina Matthews.

With an ensemble cast that includes “Mad Men’s” Vincent Kartheiser as “moral compass” of Plymouth colony William Bradford, “Pitch Perfect’s” Anna Camp as his wife Dorothy and
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Casting Roundup: ‘Walking Dead’s’ Emily Kinney Joins ‘Masters of Sex,’ ‘Wicked City’ Recasts Jeremy Sisto in Lead Role

Casting Roundup: ‘Walking Dead’s’ Emily Kinney Joins ‘Masters of Sex,’ ‘Wicked City’ Recasts Jeremy Sisto in Lead Role
Masters of Sex” is heating up for its third season and has tapped “Walking Dead” actress Emily Kinney for a recurring role, Showtime announced Monday.

Kinney will play Nora, an intelligent and gutsy young adult who volunteers to become a sex surrogate in the name of research. The show, now set in 1966, will continue to explore the relationships surrounding researching duo Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) in the wake of the sexual revolution.

In addition to garnering a substantial fanbase on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Kinney’s television career spans the likes of “The Following,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: Svu” and a role in season two of “The Knick.”

Kinney is repped by Paradigm, Anonymous Content and Frankfurt Kurnit. Season three of “Masters of Sex” premieres at 10 p.m. July 12 on Showtime.

In other casting news:

ABC’s “Wicked City” has cast Jeremy Sisto in the role of detective Jack Roth.
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‘American Idol’ Hopes For Digital Lift From Google and Facebook Linkups

‘American Idol’ Hopes For Digital Lift From Google and Facebook Linkups
Fox and the producers of “American Idol” are putting down new digital roots as the show enters the homestretch in its 13th season. Their bet: that promotional integrations with Google and Facebook will help elevate ratings for the aging franchise, especially among younger auds.

Starting with tonight’s “Idol” broadcast, featuring the competition’s 13 finalists, the show is launching a TV industry first: Viewers will be able to cast up to 50 votes from Google search results pages for their favorite singers. The digital ballot will show up in Google searches for “American Idol” and related terms, starting at the top of of each performance show (8 p.m. Et) and continuing through 10 a.m. Pt the following day.

“We wanted to put the voting experience in front of people as much as possible,” said Bill Bradford, Fox senior VP of digital. With the Google search-based voting, ”it doesn’t get more direct than that.
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‘American Idol’ Partners With Google, Facebook for New Voting Options

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‘American Idol’ Partners With Google, Facebook for New Voting Options
Google and Facebook will be providing a new voting experience for “American Idol” fans. Fox Digital Svp Bill Bradford says the initiative will improve viewers’ connection to the show. “With the help of innovators like Google and Facebook, this season, we’re deepening connection by making it easy for fans to make a bigger impact and be a bigger part of the show than ever before,” he said. Also read: ‘American Idol’ Season 13 Review: Musicality Takes Center Stage Again Under the partnership with show producers FremantleMedia, 19 Entertainment/Core Media Group and Fox, Google will provide its users the ability to vote from.
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TV’s Diversity Dilemma: A Candid Conversation with Fox Execs

TV’s Diversity Dilemma: A Candid Conversation with Fox Execs
Despite honorable intentions and a plethora of industry initiatives, the numbers stubbornly refuse to budge. Or so it seems every year when statistics on the employment of minorities and women in television and film are released by the guilds.

The diversity stats for writers, directors and actors are generally meager. Similarly detailed reports on the executive ranks at major studios, networks, production companies and talent agencies would probably be just as disheartening, if not more so.

Social scientists always point to institutional factors that make it hard for minorities and women to gain ground in some industries. So much of the hiring process in showbiz is about who you know. If most of the people doing the hiring are white men, human nature dictates that jobs will flow more easily to candidates they know, which will tend to be candidates who are most like them.

That said, there is no question that the entertainment workforce,
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[DVD Review] History: Instant Expert

Advertised as perfect for students and lifelong learners, History's Instant Expert Series is a collective set of full-length documentaries released just in time for the back-to-school season. With six productions varied in content and delivery, it would be quite difficult to judge the sum of the parts. Instead, here's a breakdown of what to expect in this series:

Instant Expert: American History: Ben Franklin

When most people think of Benjamin Franklin, they think of the dangerously inquisitive man with a kite and lightning. Instant Expert: Ben Franklin takes that persona many steps forward by delving into the man behind the legend and inventions that he left behind. In the aesthetically-pleasing signature style of History Channel's productions, viewers are indulged in reenactments of possible scenes from Franklin's life, along with commentary from historians, authors and professors who dish their knowledge and insight on Franklin himself. From this series we learn
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Fox And Appnation Create Pimp My App Contest For Fringe

If you’re an App developer, you have a great opportunity here, and the $10,000 is probably the least interesting thing you win.

Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox) and Appnation have partnered to launch the first-ever “Pimp My App!” contest to find the web developer who can create the most “pimped-out” app for Fox’s acclaimed hit drama Fringe. Beginning today, Fox is offering talented developers from across the country a shot at winning $10,000 and the opportunity to have his/her winning submission developed into a Fox app. For more information, please visit www.appnationconference.com.

Launched in advance of the inaugural Appnation conference and exposition, the “Pimp My App!” contest provides developers with a set of basic technical requirements and criteria, as well as access to official Fringe multimedia assets upon registration. Developers are then encouraged to use any and all tools and applications available to them to create the most compelling app possible.
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