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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

21 July 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Let's just get this out of the way: Christina Hendricks absolutely deserves an Emmy. She's been nominated six times now, all in a row, and all for her iconic, delicately layered portrayal of Joan Harris on "Mad Men." Jon Hamm may be getting more attention for being the winless face of the franchise, but Hendricks is just as deserving. Will she win? That's not up to us (sadly), but we're sure hoping she does. Hendricks does seem like the frontrunner, but you never know with the Emmys. The winner here for the past two years — Anna Gunn — is no longer in contention for "Breaking Bad." The winner before that — Maggie Smith — was impressively snubbed for "Downton Abbey," despite us thinking the Emmys automatically nominated her every single year (no disrespect to the incredible Ms. Smith, but she herself doesn't seem to care whether she's nominated). Read More: Carrie Coon on »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

21 July 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Let's just get this out of the way: Christina Hendricks absolutely deserves an Emmy. She's been nominated six times now, all in a row, and all for her iconic, delicately layered portrayal of Joan Harris on "Mad Men." Jon Hamm may be getting more attention for being the winless face of the franchise, but Hendricks is just as deserving. Will she win? That's not up to us (sadly), but we're sure hoping she does. Hendricks does seem like the frontrunner, but you never know with the Emmys. The winner here for the past two years — Anna Gunn — is no longer in contention for "Breaking Bad." The winner before that — Maggie Smith — was impressively snubbed for "Downton Abbey," despite us thinking the Emmys automatically nominated her every single year (no disrespect to the incredible Ms. Smith, but she herself doesn't seem to care whether she's nominated). Read More: Carrie Coon on »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Freak Show Lead Pack; Davis, Henson, Maslany Among Best Actress Hopefuls

16 July 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), and HBO led the pack with 126 total nods. ABC (with 42 contenders), NBC and CBS (41 each) and FX (38) rounded out the Top 5.

Program-by-program, HBO’s Game of Thrones reigned with 24 total nominations, followed by FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (19), HBO’s Olive Kitteridge (13) and HBO’s Bessie (12), Tying for fifth place, Netflix’s House of Cards, the final season of AMC’s Mad Men and Amazon’s Transparent each amassed 11 nods. »

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Crowdfunding Launched for Gay Marriage Comedy ‘Dodie and Cheryl’

15 July 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Filmmaker Coley Sohn has launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to start filming the gay marriage comedy “Dodie and Cheryl Get Hitched.”

Sohn has been joined by producer Matt Horwitz of Echo Lake and “Transparent” casting director Eyde Belasco to raise $200,000 for production. The film, which has not been cast, is an offbeat comedy about two small town lesbians who decide to get married and the ugly swell of hypocrisy they have to face.

“Yes, gay marriage is now legal everywhere which is tremendous and mind boggling historic,” Sohn said. “But the fight for equality is far from being over. Getting a movie like ‘Dodie & Cheryl Get Hitched’ out there will challenge people to stand up and take notice.”

Kickstarter has selected the project as a Staff Pick and raised over $7,000 on its first day. Premiums include being in the movie’s wedding scene for $2,000.

The campaign hopes to capitalize »

- Dave McNary

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Casting: Tveit, Martindale, Sudol, Purefoy

9 July 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Grease Live

Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables," "Graceland") has been cast as head T Bird and bad boy rebel Danny Zuko in Paramount Television's live broadcast musical version of "Grease" for Fox.

He joins a cast that includes Julianne Hough as Sandy, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Keke Palmer as Marty and Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie. The special goes to air on January 31st. [Source: Variety]

The Good Wife

Margo Martindale ("Justified," "The Americans") has been cast in a recurring role for the seventh season of CBS' "The Good Wife". Martindale will play Willa Eastman, a top campaign operative who uses fake, folksy charm to hide her intelligence and cunning which have helped underdog presidential candidates in Iowa. The show returns to screens on October 4th. [Source: Deadline]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Alison Sudol is set to make her feature film debut in the "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Following’ Star James Purefoy Joins Anna Gunn in Wall Street Drama ‘Equity’

8 July 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Following” star James Purefoy has joined Anna Gunn in “Equity,” Broad Street Pictures’ Wall Street drama.

Purefoy will play a charismatic investment bank executive who loves taking risks in all things, including his romance with Gunn’s character.

Backwards” star Sarah Megan Thomas will play a VP at the bank and Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) will portray a prosecutor who’s passionate about fighting financial corruption.

Touted as the first female-driven Wall Street film, Gunn will star as an investment banker who is threatened by a financial scandal. She untangles a web of corruption, which forces her to re-examine the rules of the cutthroat world she has always loved.

Broad Street was founded last year by Reiner and Thomas to produce films with strong female roles both in front and behind the camera. Meera Menon signed on earlier this year to direct “Equity.”

Purefoy recently wrapped »

- Dave McNary

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Anna Gunn Finds Equity For A New Financial Drama

29 June 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

She learned a lot about dealing with ill-gotten gains in Breaking Bad, so perhaps Anna Gunn can apply some of that financial know-how to a new job. She’s signed on to star in indie financial drama Equity.Meera Menon is directing the film, which is being described as the first female-focused look at the Wall Street world. Gunn will play an investment banker whose future is threatened by a huge financial scandal. As she looks deeper into what’s going on, she discovers a massive, tangled web of corruption – in Wall Street? Shurely Shome Mishtake! – and has to re-examine the fast-paced, no-holds-barred world she’s always loved. With production support from Broad Street Pictures, founded by actors Sarah Megan and Alysia Reiner, aimed at generating interesting roles for women, the film should be shooting soon. Gunn recently appeared in the backdoor pilot for a spin-off of Us TV crime drama Criminal Minds, »

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Anna Gunn Starring in Female-Driven Wall Street Movie (Exclusive)

29 June 2015 6:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Breaking Bad” star Anna Gunn will topline “Equity,” Broad Street Pictures’ Wall Street drama.

Touted as the first female-driven Wall Street film, “Equity” follows an investment banker who is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption, forcing her to re-examine the rules of the cutthroat world she has always loved.

Broad Street was founded last year by “Orange Is the New Black” star Alysia Reiner and “Backwards” actress Sarah Megan Thomas to produce films with strong female roles both in front and behind the camera.

Meera Menon signed on earlier this year to direct “Equity.” Menon’s directorial debut, “Farah Goes Bang,” premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, where she was awarded the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize for a groundbreaking female filmmaker.

Broad Street Pictures is all about employing and empowering women in entertainment,” said Thomas and Reiner. “Anna is the perfect fit.”

Gunn won »

- Dave McNary

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Casting: Smith, Magnussen, Scott, Gunn, Yuan

29 June 2015 6:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Passing Season

"Sense8" and "Stargate Universe" hunk Brian J. Smith has signed on to star in Gabriel Long's indie drama "The Passing Season" which begins shooting this week in Rhode Island.

In the script by Long and Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Smith will play a pro hockey player whose career comes to an abrupt end. He returns to his hometown, reconnects with a group of high school friends. [Source: Deadline]

Snowfall

Billy Magnussen has scored one of the lead roles in John Singleton's drugs drama series "Snowfall" for FX. The story is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s and its ultimate impact on the culture.

Magnussen will play one of three characters on a violent collision course. His is a wealthy family's black sheep who risks everything to become a player in the burgeoning cocaine trade. Filming begins this Summer. [Source: Deadline]

Swallows and Amazons »

- Garth Franklin

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A Brief History of Seinfeld’s Girlfriends, Told by the Women Themselves

27 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Throughout its almost-decade-long, 167-episode run, Seinfeld gave us myriad moments of pure joy and utter hilarity, many of which were at the expense of Jerry Seinfeld’s dignity. (Seinfeld the character, that is.) Now that the entire series is available on Hulu, Seinfeld (the human) has been reflecting on the legacy and history of the show, including a memorable appearance at this year’s Vulture Fest. But what about the women? Seinfeld’s failed flings and romances, particularly the inimitable Elaine, were among the show’s finest qualities.Now the folks at GQ have compiled an abridged oral history of (character) Seinfeld’s girlfriends. The actresses, including Jennifer Coolidge, Anna Gunn, Janeane Garofalo, Lauren Graham, and Teri Hatcher (though not Julia Louis-Dreyfus), share their memories: how they came to be on the show, their wardrobe dilemmas, the intimidation of lifelong curmudgeon Larry David, and the magnanimity of appearing on the best show about nothing ever. »

- Greg Cwik

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Emmys 2015: Supporting Actress in a Drama — Our 6 Dream Nominees!

11 June 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There’ll be a slew of women Gunn-ing for the Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama this year. That’s because Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn — who took home the statuette in 2013 and 2014 — is ineligible for the three-peat.

RelatedTVLine’s Full Lineup of 2015 Dream Emmy Nominees

Still, while we’ve got undying respect for Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks and The Good Wife‘s Christine Baranski (nominees for the last five years) and Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith (gunning for her fourth consecutive nod), our Dream Emmy Ballot is envisioning an even deeper shakeup in the race.

RelatedEmpire »

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From ‘American Crime’ to ‘Wayward Pines,’ Limited Series Invade Network TV

11 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If you consider that everything runs in cycles, then it was probably inevitable that miniseries would become cool again. If it seems like that particular cycle came around a little faster than anyone might have thought — and that the broadcast networks would so readily buy into the format’s return — then credit is probably due to Ryan Murphy.

A format that began with the broadcast networks and used to be draped in prestige had long ago moved to cable and PBS before Murphy almost singlehandedly revived it again with his Emmy-winning FX series “American Horror Story.” Suddenly, the format was known as “limited series,” or “event television,” terms much better suited to modern viewers who might not be so readily drawn to something as old-fashioned as “miniseries.”

“Ryan was probably the first to do this in the present format,” says Michael McDonald, the executive producer of another event series in »

- Neil Turitz

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Bob Odenkirk & Michael Sheen On Finding Comedy in Drama

3 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One plays a struggling lawyer; the other, an accomplished doctor. When Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex”) sat down in Variety’s Actors on Actors studio, the two thespians found common ground over the challenges of playing the same character over several seasons — and their wicked sense of humor quickly shone through.

Michael Sheen: What made you sign on for “Better Call Saul”?

Bob Odenkirk: I played Saul Goodman in “Breaking Bad,” so they had to give it to me. They were completely screwed.

Sheen: Were you the first choice to play Saul?

Odenkirk: I heard that I was. Everyone else was sick or working or underage.

Sheen: It’s hard to think about anyone else playing that part now.

Odenkirk: I’m told that (casting director) Sharon Bialy had me at the top of the list, and that Peter Gould, who wrote »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Gotham, Major Crimes, Wayward Pines, Extant, Hannibal, Defiance, Lumen and More

26 May 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Which DC Comics baddies are en route to Gotham? Who has Defiance in their crosshairs? How does one get to Wayward Pines? Which procedural is planning the “worst honeymoon” ever? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Hey TVLine! I want some DC Comics TV scoop, please! Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow…. Give me all you got! –Keith

What I’ve got is… Fox’s Gotham casting for Season 2 a “male DC Villain” described as “intelligent, cultured and highly articulate,” “extremely attractive, both seductive and threatening,” as well as a female DC »

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Watch: Anna Gunn’s Hilarious ‘Breaking Bad’ Audition

21 May 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Fans of the hit AMC crime drama may have a hard time imagining anyone other than Anna Gunn play Skyler, the fraught and fierce wife to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. But before two Emmy Awards and some of the loudest critical acclaim in television history, Gunn was just another actor showing up. As she told Backstage two years ago, her audition for Vince Gilligan involved miming the handjob Skyler gives Walter in the pilot episode. You can see in the video below a fully fleshed-out person, a distracted wife at the end of a long day casually giving her husband some attention. It plays as flat-out comedy as Gunn hits every beat—especially “I just, I really need you to mow at some point.” Cranston is not even in the frame and you can feel their breezy chemistry (no pun intended). With an audition this good, casting becomes a cinch. »

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TV Recasting: Shonda Rhimes Drama ‘The Catch’ Resets Male Lead & More

19 May 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming drama “The Catch” is being handled — or rather, recast.

Damon Dayoub, who was set to play the male lead, opposite Mireille Enos, is being recast, Variety has learned. The actor is set for a long recurring arc in crime procedural “Stitchers,” premiering this June on ABC Family.

Bethany Joy Lenz is also being recast in “The Catch.”

The “One Tree Hill” alum announced the news Monday night via WhoSay, posting, “Looks like they need a different type for Zoe, so I’ll be replaced, but please still watch! It really is such a good show and I’m so proud of my friends’ work!”

Thank you all for your support re:#TheCatch! Looks like they need a different type for Zoe, so I’ll be replaced, but please still watch! It really is Such a good show and I’m so proud of my friends’ work! @ABC »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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ABC's Shondaland Series The Catch to Recast Male Lead, One Tree Hill Fave

19 May 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you (like us) were digging Bethany Joy Lenz‘s edgy look and naughty aura in the trailer for ABC’s new Shondaland drama, The Catch, here’s a bit of bad news.

The One Tree Hill alum revealed via WhoSay that the midseason series is seeking “a different type” to play her character, Zoe.

Update: What’s more, the series’ male lead, Damon Dayoub (NCIS), is also being replaced, our sister site Variety reports.

VideosFall TV: Watch Trailers for ABC’s Muppets, The Catch, Uncle Buck and More

The Catch stars The Killing‘s Mireille Enos as Alice, an »

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'Rush Hour,' 'Limitless,' 'Criminal Minds' spinoff join CBS' slate

8 May 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After taking Thursday off to allow reporters to bask in the excitement of the "Supergirl" pickup and to report on other networks, CBS has jumped back into the pre-upfronts fray with sextet of new series pickups including some very familiar titles. Of CBS' four newly ordered drama pilots, three are based on established formats, with original property "Code Black" joining "Limitless," "Rush Hour" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders." On the comedy front, CBS ordered "Angel From Hell" and "Life in Pieces" to series. Let's get some details... Starting with the things you know a bit about: *** "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" premiered as a planted spinoff airing on February 8. It focuses on an FBI division tasked with helping American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad. The CBS TV Studios production stars Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James. Emmy winner Anna Gunn, who appeared in the planted spinoff episode, will »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Fall TV: Criminal Minds Spinoff (Minus Anna Gunn), Rush Hour and Limitless Among CBS' New Drama Orders

8 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ latest drama series orders for the 2015-16 TV season include a spinoff, two movie adaptations and a documentary-turned-tv drama.

RelatedSupergirl Lands Series Order at CBS

Having already declared Supergirl ready for takeoff, the Eye network on Thursday ordered to series the dramas Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Rush Hour, Limitless and Code Black.

Related Fall TV: Jane Lynch’s Angel From Hell Among Comedies Ordered at CBS

Descriptions with casting are as follows:

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Writer: Erica Messer

Other EPs: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper

Cast: Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James Williams; Anna Gunn appeared »

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Pilot Buzz: ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Rush Hour’ Flying at CBS; Comedies, Medical Dramas Have Pulse

29 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As April turns to May this week, network execs are huddling in screening sessions and debates over the pilots in contention for series orders to be unveiled in less that two weeks during the broadcast upfronts.

The volume of new comedy series is expected to be high, and medical dramas have momentum at several nets. And don’t believe the rumors: Greg Berlanti’s “Supergirl” pilot for CBS is not destined to fly over to the CW, sources said.

Though sources caution it’s still hard to declare definitive winners and losers, the picture is getting sharper. Here’s a look at what the broadcast networks have their eye on for the 2015-16 season.

For detailed information on production and creative auspices of this year’s pilots, see Variety.com’s searchable Pilot Scorecard chart.

CW

While “Supergirl” would seem to be a fit with CW’s “The Flash” and “Arrow, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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