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Atlanta Review: Donald Glover's FX Series Has Smooth, Engaging Cadence

26 August 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

FX’s Atlanta is most distinct for what it isn’t, than what it is.

It’s a half-hour in format, but it’d be misleading to deem it a comedy. And though it revolves around a young man shepherding his cousin’s music career, this is a world away from Empire. Nor is Al “Paper Boi” Miles a rapper on the verge of superstardom.

Lastly, it stars (and was created by) Donald Glover, but whereas the Community grad’s previous TV persona was wide-eyed and easily awed, here his “Earn” Marks seems to have seen, if not it all, »

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How Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Mastered the Art of Pooping on Politics

25 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The 2016 election is an absolute circus, and there may be no one better at clowning the clowns than Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. With Triumph's Summer Election Special 2016 and last February's Primary Election Special, both airing on Hulu, the intrepid pup has been dragging his butt across the political carpet, from Iowa to New Hampshire, Philly's Democratic National Convention to Cleveland's Republican National Convention. The bipartisan badgerer has roasted Mike Huckabee, annoyed Ted Cruz and gone viral with videos toying with gullible Trump fans and sensitive college liberals alike — all »

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Michael Haneke’s ‘Happy End’ is an Ensemble Film With “No Psychology,” Says Isabelle Huppert

25 August 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As if taking part in two of the most celebrated films of the year, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come and Paul Verhoeven’s Elle wasn’t enough, Isabelle Huppert will also bring the new drama Souvenir to Tiff (where she’ll give a masterclass) and she recently wrapped Michael Haneke‘s new feature Happy End. Although it marks a reunion following The Piano Teacher, it looks like we can expect a much different film.

We’ve previously learned it centers on a “bourgeois, European family, blind to what is going on in the wider world around them,” specifically with regard to Europe’s migrant crisis. Huppert has now talked with Little White Lies, saying, “This movie is completely different from what I did on, say, The Piano Teacher. And certainly different to Amour. It is an ensemble film, with lots of characters. He calls it a ‘freeze frame’. It »

- Jordan Raup

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Fox Developing Comedy with ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Producer & ‘Baskets’ Creator (Exclusive)

17 August 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Universal Television and Broadway Video are developing the comedy “Amy Damnation” for Fox with veterans Allison Silverman and Jon Krisel on board.

Fox has committed to Silverman’s pilot script with a penalty. The story centers around the titular Amy, a compulsive people-pleaser and all-around doormat who discovers she was once such a headstrong kid that her parents had her exorcised. She sets out to find the demon who possessed her, convinced that only he can give her the power to take back her life.

Silverman is attached as writer and executive producer. Andrew Singer of Broadway Video is also executive producing along with the husband-wife team of Krisel and Danica Radovanov. Krisel will also direct should the script be picked up to pilot.

Silverman is currently a co-executive producer on Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” She previously worked on “The Office” and “The Colbert Report,” winning two primetime Emmys for writing.

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- Dave McNary

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Emmy Lead Actor Races Welcome Four Worthy First-Time Nominees

17 August 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With four of last year’s Emmy-nominated drama and comedy lead actors out of the running, we were guaranteed to see new faces this year. But the pleasant surprise was just how deserving the newcomers turned out to be.

Both categories welcomed one star of a freshman series and one previously overlooked lead of a veteran show. In drama, those were “Mr. Robot” breakout Rami Malek and “The Americans” anchor Matthew Rhys.

Malek’s nomination had been expected — he was up for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award this year, and toplined what was arguably the buzziest new drama of the season (and the only freshman drama up for the top series award). It’s impossible to conceive of the show without his bug-eyed, nervous energy, his manic flights of fancy, and the deadpan delivery he brings to both the show’s playful, free associative narration and his character’s more carefully calculated dialogue.

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- Geoff Berkshire

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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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Ellen Burstyn Recalls First Emmy Win, Missing Her Oscar Moment

12 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ellen Burstyn received her first Emmy nom in 1981 for the telepic “The People vs. Jean Harris.” She finally won nearly 30 years later for a guest spot on “Law & Order: Svu.” With three noms during that span, and three more since (including one this year as Robin Wright’s steely mother on “House of Cards”), the Oscar- and Tony-winner is clearly a TV Academy favorite.

What are your memories of winning that first Emmy?

When you’re a guest on a series you don’t get your award at the ceremony. You go to the kiddie table. Then when you get an award, you get to be a presenter on the big show. I was sitting next to Carol Burnett, we were both nominated. When they called my name I hugged her as though she would be happy for me. When I thought about it later, I thought “That was a little inappropriate.” But »

- Geoff Berkshire

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World Premiere Interviews: Ricky Gervais for David Brent: Life on the Road

11 August 2016 1:40 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

In the decade and a half since The Office first opened its doors, we’ve seen Ricky Gervais team up with the likes of Larry David, Ben Stiller, Louis C.K. and even The Muppets. He’s directed films such as The Invention of Lying, the recent Netflix offering Special Correspondents and, our favourite of his films, Cemetery […]

The post World Premiere Interviews: Ricky Gervais for David Brent: Life on the Road appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Pamela Adlon Talks FX Series ‘Better Things’: ‘There’s No Category for This’

9 August 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pamela Adlon has been collaborating with Louis C.K. for a decade, first co-starring in the comedian’s shortlived “Lucky Louie,” then going on to serve as a writer, consulting producer and guest star for his considerably more successful FX series “Louie.” Now, Adlon is headlining her own FX show (on which C.K. is an executive producer), and much like “Louie,” the series — which centers around Adlon’s Sam, a single, working actor raising her three daughters — often straddles the line between comedy and drama.

“I feel like everything is funny in my life, there’s a lot of funny in the darkness,” Adlon said, addressing the tone of the show. “In terms of categories, it’s like what we talked about with ‘Louie’ … I just feel like there’s really no category for this kind of thing. It’s not comedy or dramedy. It’s like the incredible feelings show.”

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- Laura Prudom

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FX’s ‘Better Things’ Semi-Autobiographical For Pamela Adlon, Including Father’s Sweater – TCA

9 August 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“When I was first coming up with ideas for the show it was really hard for me,” Pamela Adlon says of Better Things,  FX's first comedy series with a solo female lead. Louie creator/star Louis C.K. expanded his FX portfolio with this third series, which he created with longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Louie's Adlon. Better Things is a semi-autobiographical vehicle for Adlon, as Louie is for Ck. It centers on Sam (Adlon), a working actor with no filter trying to… »

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FX’s John Landgraf: Peak TV Won’t Start to Decline Until 2018 or 2019

9 August 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

John Landgraf admits he expected a decline in “Peak TV” by now.

Instead, the FX Networks CEO now believes that TV production is still expanding to a point that more than 500 original scripted series will have run on American television this year – another record, and up big time from last year’s tally of 417 shows.

Landgraf gave his state of Peak TV report on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour, where he also subtly threw some shade toward Silicon Valley (read: streaming services).

The headline coming out of Landgraf’s address to reporters: He’s now revising his prediction that the peak will be in calendar year 2017 – with the possibility of growth continuing into 2018. In other words, despite the sheer amount of TV now being produced (and don’t forget, that doesn’t even include the multitudes of unscripted, news, sports, kids and documentary fare), we haven’t »

- Michael Schneider

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FX’s John Landgraf: Peak TV Won’t Start to Decline Until 2018 or 2019

9 August 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Landgraf admits he expected a decline in “Peak TV” by now.

Instead, the FX Networks CEO now believes that TV production is still expanding to a point that more than 500 original scripted series will have run on American television this year – another record, and up big time from last year’s tally of 417 shows.

Landgraf gave his state of Peak TV report on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour, where he also subtly threw some shade toward Silicon Valley (read: streaming services).

The headline coming out of Landgraf’s address to reporters: He’s now revising his prediction that the peak will be in calendar year 2017 – with the possibility of growth continuing into 2018. In other words, despite the sheer amount of TV now being produced (and don’t forget, that doesn’t even include the multitudes of unscripted, news, sports, kids and documentary fare), we haven’t »

- Michael Schneider

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FX CEO John Landgraf on the ‘Racially Biased’ System and Taking Major Steps to Change His Network’s Director Rosters

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

In the 2014-15 TV season, only 12% of FX’s directors were women or people of color, according to DGA statistics.

Though many networks, particularly in cable and streaming, have similarly spotty track records, FX’s was the worst, and a 2015 Variety article drawing attention to widespread inequality in the hiring of directors prompted the network to take action.

At the moment, 51% of the directors booked by FX and Fxx are men and women of color, or white women.

“We set a goal that wasn’t incremental but quantum, in terms of what we wanted to achieve,” FX CEO John Landgraf said in an interview with Variety. “Part of it is, if you’re going to go from a laggard to a leader, try to get to something you can actually achieve and sustain that looks like real change.”

Landgraf has been trying to expand FX’s array of creators as well. Donald Glover »

- Maureen Ryan

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‘Atlanta’ Teasers: Donald Glover Had a Weird Dream in His New FX Series, and You May Too

8 August 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After developing “Louie” with Louis C.K. and “Better Things” with Pamela Adlon, FX has turned its attention to Donald Glover’s “Atlanta.” The network just released six different teasers for the upcoming series, in which Glover and Brian Tyree Henry play cousins attempting to ascend the ranks of Atl’s hip-hop scene, with each one clocking in at just 15 seconds. Find all six of them below and, if you have 90 seconds to spare, maybe consider watching them as well.

Read More: Donald Glover’s Hot New Comedy ‘Atlanta’ Picked Up By FX Productions

Cut up and impressionistic, the teasers — “Work,” “Close Calls,” “Curry,” “Deja Vu,” “Alive” and “Hard Day” — offer little in terms of plot but much in the way of mood; there’s plenty of backward footage, a few police sirens and quick lines like “I had a weird dream.” Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz co-star.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Atlanta’ Teasers: Donald Glover Had a Weird Dream in His New FX Series, and You May Too

8 August 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After developing “Louie” with Louis C.K. and “Better Things” with Pamela Adlon, FX has turned its attention to Donald Glover’s “Atlanta.” The network just released six different teasers for the upcoming series, in which Glover and Brian Tyree Henry play cousins attempting to ascend the ranks of Atl’s hip-hop scene, with each one clocking in at just 15 seconds. Find all six of them below and, if you have 90 seconds to spare, maybe consider watching them as well.

Read More: Donald Glover’s Hot New Comedy ‘Atlanta’ Picked Up By FX Productions

Cut up and impressionistic, the teasers — “Work,” “Close Calls,” “Curry,” “Deja Vu,” “Alive” and “Hard Day” — offer little in terms of plot but much in the way of mood; there’s plenty of backward footage, a few police sirens and quick lines like “I had a weird dream.” Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz co-star.

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- Michael Nordine

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New York Comedy Festival Lineup Announcement: Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt & More to Headline

8 August 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The New York Comedy Festival (Nycf), presented in association with Comedy Central, has announced its packed lineup of comedians who will make New York laugh when the festival runs from November 1 – 6. For six days, over 200 comedians will perform in more than 60 shows across all five boroughs at some of New York City’s most prestigious venues.

Headliners include Tracy Morgan, Marc Maron and Tig Notaro (who will all perform at Carnegie Hall), along with Dane Cook, Chris D’Elia, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt and Tim Minchin (all at the Beacon Theater), Bill Maher at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Cameron Esposito at Nyu’s Skirball Center, Bridget Everett and T.J. Miller at Town Hall, and Eric André, who will take the stage at Carolines on Broadway for a four-night engagement.

Read More: ‘One Mississippi’ Trailer: Tig Notaro’s Tragic Comedy Dives Deep Into Processing Grief

“We’re thrilled to »

- Kate Erbland

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New York Comedy Festival Lineup Announcement: Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt & More to Headline

8 August 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The New York Comedy Festival (Nycf), presented in association with Comedy Central, has announced its packed lineup of comedians who will make New York laugh when the festival runs from November 1 – 6. For six days, over 200 comedians will perform in more than 60 shows across all five boroughs at some of New York City’s most prestigious venues.

Headliners include Tracy Morgan, Marc Maron and Tig Notaro (who will all perform at Carnegie Hall), along with Dane Cook, Chris D’Elia, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt and Tim Minchin (all at the Beacon Theater), Bill Maher at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Cameron Esposito at Nyu’s Skirball Center, Bridget Everett and T.J. Miller at Town Hall, and Eric André, who will take the stage at Carolines on Broadway for a four-night engagement.

Read More: ‘One Mississippi’ Trailer: Tig Notaro’s Tragic Comedy Dives Deep Into Processing Grief

“We’re thrilled to »

- Kate Erbland

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‘One Mississippi’ Trailer: Tig Notaro’s Tragic Comedy Dives Deep Into Processing Grief

8 August 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Trailblazing comedian Tig Notaro is bringing her distinctive brand of humor to a new Amazon original series called “One Mississippi.” Executive produced by Notaro and Louis C.K., the show is a partially autobiographical story based on Notaro’s life after the death of her mother.

Read More: Amazon Boss Says He’s Investing in More Programming, But There’s a Limit

Amazon bills the show as a new series about “family and coming home.” Here’s the official synopsis: A dark comedy, loosely inspired by Tig Notaro’s life, “One Mississippi” follows Tig as she navigates a complex re-entry into her childhood hometown in Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her much loved mother.  Reeling from her own recently declining health, Tig struggles to find her footing with the loss of the one person who actually understood her.

“My stepfather Bill is not the warmest guy,” Notaro’s »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘One Mississippi’ Trailer: Tig Notaro’s Tragic Comedy Dives Deep Into Processing Grief

8 August 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Trailblazing comedian Tig Notaro is bringing her distinctive brand of humor to a new Amazon original series called “One Mississippi.” Executive produced by Notaro and Louis C.K., the show is a partially autobiographical story based on Notaro’s life after the death of her mother.

Read More: Amazon Boss Says He’s Investing in More Programming, But There’s a Limit

Amazon bills the show as a new series about “family and coming home.” Here’s the official synopsis: A dark comedy, loosely inspired by Tig Notaro’s life, “One Mississippi” follows Tig as she navigates a complex re-entry into her childhood hometown in Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her much loved mother.  Reeling from her own recently declining health, Tig struggles to find her footing with the loss of the one person who actually understood her.

“My stepfather Bill is not the warmest guy,” Notaro’s »

- Graham Winfrey

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 gets a 2018 release date

3 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having blown away all box office expectations, Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets is getting a sequel – to the surprise of absolutely no one.

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment announced that The Secret Life of Pets 2 will hit cinema screens on July 13th, 2018. Chris Renaud will direct once again and Brian Lynch will return to write the script.

Still currently in cinemas, The Secret Life of Pets is showing little signs of slowing down earning nearly $300 million domestically and $403 million worldwide.

See Also: Read our review of The Secret Life of Pets here

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, »

- Luke Owen

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