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John Singleton’s ‘Snowfall,’ ‘The Leftovers’ Panels Added to 2017 Atx Television Festival

23 March 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Panels for John Singelton’s upcoming FX drama “Snowfall” and Damon Lindelof’s HBO series “The Leftovers” have been added to the lineup of the 2017 Atx Television Festival, the festival organizers announced on Thursday.

“Snowfall,” which chronicles the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, will be the festival’s opening night screening this year, followed by a panel discussion with producers and stars of the show. “The Leftovers” will hold a panel with executive producers Lindelof, Tom Perrotta, and Mimi Leder following the series finale on June 4, to discuss the creative collaboration that led to the show’s final season.

Atx will also hold their first-ever network presidents panel, featuring Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment; Craig Erwich, head of content for Hulu; Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming; and Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX. In addition, FX’s Emmy nominated series “The Americans” will hold a panel with co-showrunners »

- Joe Otterson

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Atx TV Festival: ‘Girls,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘Snowfall’ Panels Added to Lineup

23 March 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Peak TV is coming to Austin, Texas.

The Atx Television Festival announced Thursday a robust number of television panels and screenings joining its lineup of already impressive programming. John Singleton’s upcoming crack cocaine drama “Snowfall” gets the honors of being the Opening Night screening. Other FX programs that will be featured are “The Americans” and “Fargo.” Other new shows added include HBO’s “The Leftovers” and “Girls,” in addition to “The Walking Dead” on AMC.

Read More: ‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival

Check out the full list of new TV panels and screenings below.

Premieres

Snowfall” (FX)

John Singleton’s new series set in 1980s Los Angeles traces the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic. “Snowfall” will be the festival’s Opening Night screening, followed by a panel discussion with producers and stars of the show.

Screenings

”Fargo”

FX will screen »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Atx TV Festival: ‘Girls,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘Snowfall’ Panels Added to Lineup

23 March 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Peak TV is coming to Austin, Texas.

The Atx Television Festival announced Thursday a robust number of television panels and screenings joining its lineup of already impressive programming. John Singleton’s upcoming crack cocaine drama “Snowfall” gets the honors of being the Opening Night screening. Other FX programs that will be featured are “The Americans” and “Fargo.” Other new shows added include HBO’s “The Leftovers” and “Girls,” in addition to “The Walking Dead” on AMC.

Read More: ‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival

Check out the full list of new TV panels and screenings below.

Premieres

Snowfall” (FX)

John Singleton’s new series set in 1980s Los Angeles traces the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic. “Snowfall” will be the festival’s Opening Night screening, followed by a panel discussion with producers and stars of the show.

Screenings

”Fargo”

FX will screen »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Americans: EPs Talk the FX Series' Ending Plans

21 March 2017 9:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's in store for The Americans? Recently, executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields spoke with Collider about the future of the FX series.The spy drama just began its fifth season earlier this month and has already been renewed for a sixth and final season. The cast includes Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Lev Gorn, and Costa Ronin.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘The Americans’ Ratings Fall From 2016 To Lowest Season Debut Ever

8 March 2017 6:18 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The return of The Americans last night on FX for its Season 5 debut has brought a chill to the Cold War set spy family drama. Now on a Tuesday for the first time at 10 Pm, the Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields Ep’d show hit a season debut low with 930,000 total viewers and a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49. The 71-minute airing was down 33% in the key demo from the Season 4 opener last year and 16% in overall audience. The March 16, 2016 Season 4 premiere was the previous low… »

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The Americans Season 5 Episode 1 Review: Amber Waves

7 March 2017 10:09 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Somehow, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings can make digging a hole scintillating.

The action on The Americans Season 5 Episode 1 was kept to a minimum as we caught up with the Jennings family, Oleg and Stan Beeman.

The Jennings are still in the Us, although not happy about it. Paige and Henry are still hanging out at Stan's house and with Matthew Beeman. Oleg? He's returned to the Motherland.

 

The cold open with a new Russian immigrant to the Us and another student attempting to befriend him with his own tales of coming to the Us only came into focus when the friendly young man arrived home to his parents: Philip and Elizabeth.

It was disorienting coming into the middle of an undercover assignment like that, and it was fantastic.

It set the tone for the entire hour. We're back, but there is little by way of explanation as to what has happened or why. »

- Carissa Pavlica

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‘The Americans’ Season 5 Premiere: EPs Preview What’s Ahead and Why We’ll Never See Putin

7 March 2017 8:11 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s the best of times and the worst of times for FX’s “The Americans.” The critically acclaimed drama launched Season 5 (its penultimate run in a now six-season plan) Tuesday night and returns to the air riding high on finally breaking through at the Emmys.

And yet a funny thing happened between seasons. The election of Donald Trump ushered in a seemingly endless string of headlines about Russia and revived a certain “us vs. them” mindset most Americans put aside after the Cold War ended. What exactly does that mean for a show set at the ’80s height of the U.S./Soviet conflict?

As showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields tell Variety, nothing has changed when it comes to how they make the show. But it’s very possible that everything — or at least something — has changed in the way viewers will receive it. We’ll find out as the season plays out over the »

- Geoff Berkshire

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The Americans Bosses Dig Into That Deadly Season 5 Premiere

7 March 2017 8:10 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday’s Season 5 premiere of The Americans.

Can you dig it, The Americans fans?

FX’s riveting spy drama capped its Season 5 premiere with an unbearably tense sequence: Over twelve virtually silent minutes, Philip, Elizabeth and friends snuck onto a U.S. military facility to dig up the infected body of William, the bio-weapons expert who killed himself last season with a lethal virus. They did succeed in slicing off a flap of skin from William’s corpse… but Kgb informant Hans stumbled and fell onto the body, exposing himself to the virus. Elizabeth »

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‘The Americans’ Premiere Review: With Two Full Seasons Left, The Jennings Might Already Be Doomed

7 March 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 5, Episode 1, “Amber Waves.”]

Immediate Reaction:

Hans will be missed, but what his fateful fall represents is far more harrowing for the future of “The Americans.” Not only was it a worrisome reminder that the Jennings’ secret life is unpredictably perilous, but Hans was a skilled trainee who never saw old age. Hell, he never really kicked the training wheels. Elizabeth and Philip had been doing their best to bring him along, and he’d proven helpful to their missions in the past. But now that Paige is in training, the Jennings have to imagine their daughter in his shoes: If she goes along with their plan, adopts a life of service, and someday finds herself looking up at her mother with a cut hand, would Elizabeth be so quick to pull the trigger?

I think not, and it seems like Elizabeth is starting to think similarly. Her comments in the episode don’t mesh with her actions, »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Americans’ Premiere Review: With Two Full Seasons Left, The Jennings Might Already Be Doomed

7 March 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 5, Episode 1, “Amber Waves.”]

Immediate Reaction:

Hans will be missed, but what his fateful fall represents is far more harrowing for the future of “The Americans.” Not only was it a worrisome reminder that the Jennings’ secret life is unpredictably perilous, but Hans was a skilled trainee who never saw old age. Hell, he never really kicked the training wheels. Elizabeth and Philip had been doing their best to bring him along, and he’d proven helpful to their missions in the past. But now that Paige is in training, the Jennings have to imagine their daughter in his shoes: If she goes along with their plan, adopts a life of service, and someday finds herself looking up at her mother with a cut hand, would Elizabeth be so quick to pull the trigger?

I think not, and it seems like Elizabeth is starting to think similarly. Her comments in the episode don’t mesh with her actions, »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Americans’ Showrunners Are Really Worried You Won’t Like One Part of the Season 5 Premiere

7 March 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“How did you like that hole?”

Joe Weisberg, the creator of “The Americans,” wastes no time getting to his primary question. Sitting with co-showrunner Joel Fields at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Weisberg is eager to discuss the climactic scene of the Season 5 premiere. And who can blame him? The largely silent, 14-minute sequence is a stand-out moment in an episode packed with highlights. But whether or not viewers will enjoy Philip and Elizabeth’s latest mission is of chief concern for its two creators — and not just because the scene cost more than $100,000.

But we’ll get to that.

“I think there are three categories,” Weisberg says. “I think there are people who love the hole — of which, we’re in that group. There are people who think it was Ok, but will give us the benefit of the doubt on it, and then there are people who think it was too long. »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Americans’ Showrunners Are Really Worried You Won’t Like One Part of the Season 5 Premiere

7 March 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“How did you like that hole?”

Joe Weisberg, the creator of “The Americans,” wastes no time getting to his primary question. Sitting with co-showrunner Joel Fields at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Weisberg is eager to discuss the climactic scene of the Season 5 premiere. And who can blame him? The largely silent, 14-minute sequence is a stand-out moment in an episode packed with highlights. But whether or not viewers will enjoy Philip and Elizabeth’s latest mission is of chief concern for its two creators — and not just because the scene cost more than $100,000.

But we’ll get to that.

“I think there are three categories,” Weisberg says. “I think there are people who love the hole — of which, we’re in that group. There are people who think it was Ok, but will give us the benefit of the doubt on it, and then there are people who think it was too long. »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Americans’: Stars, Producers Talk Beginning of the End With Season 5

7 March 2017 10:23 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Starting tonight, “The Americans” joins the short list of shows that have had the luxury of plotting out their series finale storylines over multiple seasons.

The FX drama, which received a two-season pickup last year, opens its fifth year with intrepid Soviet spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings juggling yet another set of identities — this time with a set up that is elaborate even by their standards.

The planning of the season’s plot engines was made easier by the fact that showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields now have the season-six finish line in sight. The momentum the show built up in season four — with its first Emmy nom for drama series and Writers Guild Award win for drama series  — didn’t hurt, either.

“It’s liberating to know where we’re going,” Weisberg told Variety. “We broke the stories for the fifth and sixth season together (last summer) and then we got down to the details »

- Cynthia Littleton

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'The Americans' Showrunners Talk Season 5, End Game and U.S.-Russian Relations

6 March 2017 5:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

FX's The Americans returns with a new season on Tuesday. But unlike its previous four seasons, this time it will air with Russia-u.S. relations in the news headlines.

"Mostly it’s a bummer for the world. However, close second is that it’s a bummer for the show," says creator Joe Weisberg of Russia's reported involvement in current U.S. politics. "The environment was just right when we started the show, which was that there was no Soviet Union anymore and nobody was mad at Russia. So it’s much easier to stop dehumanizing them."

Co-showrunner Joel Fields, however, takes a different approach »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Season 5 Of FX’s ‘The Americans’ Continues Its Run As TV’s Best Drama [Review]

6 March 2017 10:55 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There isn’t another show on television that does as much with silence as “The Americans.” Whether it’s in brief reaction shots or in whole scenes, the FX drama doesn’t need expository dialogue to communicate its complex stories and characters. Season five’s first three episodes each feature an extended wordless sequence, with one in the premiere “Amber Waves” clocking in at about 10 minutes. But these aren’t gimmicks: the lack of sound works within the world showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields have created. 

Continue reading Season 5 Of FX’s ‘The Americans’ Continues Its Run As TV’s Best Drama [Review] at The Playlist. »

- Kimber Myers

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Remote Controlled: Ryan Murphy Talks ‘Feud’; Plus What’s Ahead on ‘The Americans’

3 March 2017 2:19 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome to Remote Controlled, Variety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

This week’s episode features Variety executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum and chief TV critic Maureen Ryan in conversation with the executive producers of two FX series: Ryan Murphy of “Feud: Bette and Joan,” and Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg of “The Americans.”

Talking of “Feud,” which premieres on Sunday, Murphy says the idea for the series began from his desire to be more proactive and create more jobs for women behind the scenes. He launched the Half Foundation, with the promise that 50% of all the directorial slots in his company would go to women, people of color, and gay people. Since then, he’s met with the heads of all the crews on his sets and told them: “You need to hire people who don’t look like you.”

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- Debra Birnbaum

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‘The Americans’ Review: Season 5 Expertly Paints an Orwellian Future Through a Dystopian Past

2 March 2017 11:52 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s 1984. The Soviet Union and the United States have long been engaged in a heated Cold War. Each side has covert operatives looking to protect their country and hurt the opposition. Americans lie awake at night, fearing the sound of an air ride siren and the sight of a nuclear bomb going off in the distance.

But in the Ussr, they’re just trying to survive. They just want to have enough food for their families. Russians just want to eat.

And Americans are trying to stop them.

What seems like a simple new premise for Season 5 is stripped down to an even more basic state during the first three episodes of “The Americans,” as the complicated lives led by Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) stateside are contrasted with the barren existence of their comrades in Russia. What feel like far-reaching suspicions lead to inhuman decisions, all »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Americans’ Review: Season 5 Expertly Paints an Orwellian Future Through a Dystopian Past

2 March 2017 11:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s 1984. The Soviet Union and the United States have long been engaged in a heated Cold War. Each side has covert operatives looking to protect their country and hurt the opposition. Americans lie awake at night, fearing the sound of an air ride siren and the sight of a nuclear bomb going off in the distance.

But in the Ussr, they’re just trying to survive. They just want to have enough food for their families. Russians just want to eat.

And Americans are trying to stop them.

What seems like a simple new premise for Season 5 is stripped down to an even more basic state during the first three episodes of “The Americans,” as the complicated lives led by Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) stateside are contrasted with the barren existence of their comrades in Russia. What feel like far-reaching suspicions lead to inhuman decisions, all »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Americans’ Season 5 New York Premiere: Russia Looms Large Over Soviet Spy Drama

26 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Several series have taken on a different pallor in light of recent events: “24: Legacy” and its depiction of Muslim terrorists infiltrating the United States have come under fire after the President signed an executive order banning the entry of travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries in late January. Dustin Lance Black‘s Lgbt rights miniseries “When We Rise,” debuting Monday on ABC, feels more timely than even Black anticipated, after President Trump’s cabinet rolled back the Obama administration’s guidelines on allowing transgender students to use the bathroom that match their gender identification.

Yet it’s “The Americans” that might take the prize for biggest surprise when it comes to unintentional timeliness. The Cold War series, at its core about sleeper Kgb agents Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings and the FBI agent across the street (Noah Emmerich), had felt like a time capsule right until rumors began flying of Russian interference in the »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Writers Guild Awards 2017: Complete Winners List!

20 February 2017 9:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Let's hear it for the writers!

The Writer's Guild of America held their annual awards show on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Donald Glover's breakout series, Atlanta were among those recognized for their achievement of the written word.

Read on below to see the full list of winners.

More: John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Lin-Manuel Miranda Among 2017 Oscars Performers

Film Winners

Original Screenplay

Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

Television And New Media Winners

Drama Series

The Americans, Written »

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