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‘Bachelorette’ Director Teases Controversy With Show’s First Black Lead: ‘It’s Really About Time’

22 May 2017 2:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Millions of Americans will tune in Monday to watch the premiere episode of the 13th season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” where 31-year-old attorney Rachel Lindsay will cross-examine a new crop of suitors. More importantly, Lindsay is the first African-American lead in all 21 seasons of “The Bachelor” and 12 seasons of “The Bachelorette.” Plenty of the show’s fans think the casting is long overdue. And Ken Fuchs, who has directed every season of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” agrees. “It’s really about time,” he told TheWrap. “We’re really pleased, we’re really happy — and it’s going to be controversial. »

- Matt Pressberg

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‘Shark Tank’ Director: Donald Trump ‘Just Not Smart Enough’ for Show

15 May 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Before becoming the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump was best known for his gilded lifestyle, his business reality show “The Apprentice” and his 1980s-era Wall Street Bible, “The Art of the Deal.” But Ken Fuchs, the director of today’s hit dealmaking TV show, “Shark Tank,” says the leader of the free world wouldn’t make the cut on his program. “He’s just not smart enough,” Fuchs told TheWrap. ABC’s “Shark Tank” gives small entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch products for potential funding from a rotating panel of high-powered investors, or “sharks,” including Dallas Mavericks owner and tech billionaire Mark. »

- Matt Pressberg

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'Bachelor' Director Goes Behind the Scenes of Nick's Finale, Previews 'Bachelorette' Diversity

14 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: the following story contains spoilers from ABC's 21st season of The Bachelor.]

For Nick Viall, the fourth time was finally the charm.

After two Bachelorettes, one turn on Bachelor in Paradise and his own Bachelor season, Viall finally experienced a successful proposal Monday night when he got down on one knee and asked Vanessa Grimaldi to marry him.

Now that the final rose of ABC’s 21st Bachelor season has been handed out, longtime franchise director Ken Fuchs spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to reflect on the 36-year-old’s season and look ahead at the historic next season of The »

- Christina Schoellkopf

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Stranger Things and Westworld land 2017 DGA TV Awards nominations

11 January 2017 12:47 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s that time of year, the time of year where the awards and awards nominations for TV and film are being announced in droves. Today is no different as the Directors Guild of America has just announced their 2017 TV nominations.

Stranger Things, Westworld and Game of Thrones all make the list, along with Donald Glover’s Atlanta showing up in the comedy category.

The full list of nominations follow…


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”

John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “The Race Card”

Jonathan Nolan, Westword, “The Original”

Miguel SapochnikGame of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Alec BergSilicon Valley, “Daily Active Users”

Mike JudgeSilicon Valley, »

- Samuel Brace

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2016 Directors Guild of America Documentary and TV Nominations: The Year of O.J. Continues

11 January 2017 10:17 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees in the documentary and television categories for this year’s DGA Awards, with O.J. Simpson present in both fields: “O.J.: Made in America” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” both picked up nods. Other contenders include “Atlanta,” “Westworld” and “The Eagle Huntress.” The feature film nominees, meanwhile, are scheduled to be announced tomorrow.

This year’s ceremony takes place on February 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Full list of nominees below:

Read More: 2016 Producers Guild Awards TV Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Westworld’ All Land Nods

Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things,” “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Ryan Murphy, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “From the Ashes of Tragedy”

Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld,” “The Original”

Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones,” “The Battle of the Bastards”

John Singleton, “The People v. »

- Michael Nordine

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