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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, Fuller House, Good Fight, Big Bang, Supernatural, Once and More

3 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m having Walking Dead withdrawal already. Help! —Nick

Ausiello: Help is on the way, Nick — literally. Ahead of Season 8’s Saviors/Scavengers-vs.-Alexandria/Hilltop/Kingdom war, AMC’s monster smash is casting two new recurring good guys: Dillon, a sexy, blue-collar twentysomething whose survival skills include sarcasm, and Abbud, an innately likable Muslim American whose nerves are, let’s say, jangled, because he’s flown solo for too long in zombieland. Of the pair, the former »

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The Leftovers: Season Three Ratings

25 April 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Because The Leftovers TV show ratings plummeted in season two, the third and final season renewal was a happy surprise. Damon Lindelof has been adamant that he's not looking for a renewal or a spinoff. Perhaps still suffering from Lost backlash Ptsd, he's made it clear closure is his goal. So why track the ratings for season three of The Leftovers? Well, for one thing, it's fun. For another, it gives us perspective for the fate of other HBO TV shows. So, while we don't have to wonder if The Leftovers is cancelled or renewed for season four, stay tuned. In season three, The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. Based on the Tom Perrotta novel, this HBO TV series »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof Talks About that Perfect Strangers Homage

24 April 2017 6:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Warning: The Leftovers Spoilers Ahead!Perfects Strangers has been all over the news recently. First, stars Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker reunited on the radio. And most recently, The Leftovers executive producer Damon Lindelof spoke with TVLine about his homage to the '80s sitcom on the latest episode of the HBO TV show.Based on the Tom Perrotta novel, the drama explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. The cast includes Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, and Lindsay Duncan.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Film Critics Pick the Best Movie Podcasts — IndieWire Critics Survey

24 April 2017 1:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best film (or film-related) podcast?

Neil Miller (@rejects), Film School Rejects

There are a great many podcasts in my life — from the ones I host to the ones hosted by close friends — so it’s hard to approach this subject without wanting to selfishly yell “One Perfect Pod!” Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s a real favorite: “The Mothership,” from the folks at USA Today. More importantly, it involves two of my favorite Twitter pals Brian Truitt and Kelly Lawler. Its mandate is broad, which means there’s video game and comics talk »

- David Ehrlich

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The Leftovers Recap: Nothing's Gonna Stop Her Now (It's Her Life)

23 April 2017 7:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I think I’m going crazy,” Nora admitted in Sunday’s (as-usual) intriguing episode of The Leftovers. And by the time the hour was through, you might have felt like you were starting to lose it, too. For, although we got some big answers — about, for instance, what happened to Lily and what Mark-Linn Baker has been up to since “departing” — we were left with some even bigger questions. Such as? Read on…

RelatedThe Leftovers Boss Talks ‘Ridiculous, Exhilarating’ Perfect Strangers Homage

‘Can’T You Give A Man A Little Grace?’ | As “Don’t Be Ridiculous” began, the infamous »

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‘The Leftovers’: How The Producers Enlisted a ‘Perfect Stranger’ For Season 3’s Most Important Scene

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: This piece contains spoilers for “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Mark Linn-Baker started watching “The Leftovers” because he was in it — though he didn’t know why.

Before the first season of the HBO drama began airing, the veteran actor got a call from his agents informing him that the show wanted to use clips from “Perfect Strangers,” the classic 1980s sitcom he starred in from 1986-1993. However, they didn’t provide any context.

“So that first season, I was watching, because I was curious what this show was,” Linn-Baker told IndieWire via phone. And his attention was definitely rewarded by the supernatural drama, which wonders what would happen to the world if two percent of the population just suddenly vanished.

“It was a fascinating show,” Linn-Baker said. “Extremely well-produced, extremely upsetting — in a good way! Very engaging, and extremely imaginative.”

One of the first season’s most imaginative conceits: That the entire cast of “Perfect Strangers” was included in the Great Departure. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Leftovers’: How The Producers Enlisted a ‘Perfect Stranger’ For Season 3’s Most Important Scene

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: This piece contains spoilers for “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Mark Linn-Baker started watching “The Leftovers” because he was in it — though he didn’t know why.

Before the first season of the HBO drama began airing, the veteran actor got a call from his agents informing him that the show wanted to use clips from “Perfect Strangers,” the classic 1980s sitcom he starred in from 1986-1993. However, they didn’t provide any context.

“So that first season, I was watching, because I was curious what this show was,” Linn-Baker told IndieWire via phone. And his attention was definitely rewarded by the supernatural drama, which wonders what would happen to the world if two percent of the population just suddenly vanished.

“It was a fascinating show,” Linn-Baker said. “Extremely well-produced, extremely upsetting — in a good way! Very engaging, and extremely imaginative.”

One of the first season’s most imaginative conceits: That the entire cast of “Perfect Strangers” was included in the Great Departure. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Leftovers’ Review: Episode 2 Redefines the Series as Carrie Coon Delivers an Astounding Solo Show — And Takes Control

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for the “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Immediate Reaction:

Another episode of “The Leftovers,” another mind-blowing last-second twist. After an episode spent entirely with Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), we took a trip to the Outback in the final minutes and watched a police officer named Kevin get drugged, tied up, and drowned by a group of women on horseback who are somehow connected to Kevin Sr. (Scott Glenn).

Now, it appears as clear as anything in “The Leftovers” can be that this was a case of mistaken identity: The women, led by the tremendously talented Lindsay Duncan, thought Australian Kevin was American Kevin (Justin Theroux). They believed he would rise from the dead, as Kevin has, but why they wanted him to briefly die and how they found out about him in the first place remain mysteries. Does Kevin Sr. know them? Did he have a copy of Matt’s book? Is this even the present day, »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Leftovers’ Review: Episode 2 Redefines the Series as Carrie Coon Delivers an Astounding Solo Show — And Takes Control

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for the “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Immediate Reaction:

Another episode of “The Leftovers,” another mind-blowing last-second twist. After an episode spent entirely with Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), we took a trip to the Outback in the final minutes and watched a police officer named Kevin get drugged, tied up, and drowned by a group of women on horseback who are somehow connected to Kevin Sr. (Scott Glenn).

Now, it appears as clear as anything in “The Leftovers” can be that this was a case of mistaken identity: The women, led by the tremendously talented Lindsay Duncan, thought Australian Kevin was American Kevin (Justin Theroux). They believed he would rise from the dead, as Kevin has, but why they wanted him to briefly die and how they found out about him in the first place remain mysteries. Does Kevin Sr. know them? Did he have a copy of Matt’s book? Is this even the present day, »

- Ben Travers

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The Leftovers Boss Talks 'Ridiculous, Exhilarating' Perfect Strangers Homage

23 April 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following story features spoilers from this week’s The Leftovers. Proceed at your own peril.

In Sunday’s The Leftovers, exec producer Damon Lindelof rekindled his love affair with Perfect Strangers in a big way (read full recap here). Not only did the auteur bring the ’80s sitcom’s star, Mark Linn-Baker, back for a (far meatier) encore, but he played the comedy’s iconic theme music over the opening credits (and then reimagined it again later in the hour during Nora’s road trip).

RelatedLost vs. The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof on the Joy of Plotting »

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Genius’ Debut Plus More TV You Must See This Week

23 April 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Two exciting new limited series are making rather unconventional debuts this week, with The Handmaid’s Tale premiering on Hulu, which hasn’t had such a big event program like this before, and Genius giving National Geographic its first scripted show. We’re also saying goodbye to Bates Motel, welcome back to Silicon Valley, and hello in a new form to Dear White People. Plus there are a couple new places to have a laugh at the president.

To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 23–29:

SUNDAYSilicon Valley (HBO, 10pm)

The boys of Pied Piper return, but they’re no longer a united force. The fourth season promises internal strife, as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) appears to quit his own company, as »

- Christopher Campbell

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'Your Honor,' 'I Love Dick' Take Top Prizes at Series Mania

23 April 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Paris' TV festival Series Mania wrapped its eighth edition with Damon Lindelof’s jury selecting Israel’s Your Honor for the grand prize.  

Amazon’s I Love Dick, starring Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, won the jury prize.

Oscar-nominated Europa, Europa director Agnieszka Holland, Cesar-nominated Israeli director Eytan Fox, French actor Clement Manuel and Cesar-winning actress Aure Atika rounded out the jury. 

British actress Anna Friel was honored as best actress for her role in the BBC’s Catholic parish drama Broken, while the best actor prize went to Germany’s Kida Khodr Ramadan for his role in Berlin gang drama 4 Blocks.

“Not »

- Rhonda Richford

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‘Your Honor’ Tops 2017’s Series Mania

22 April 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Already snapped up for a U.S. remake deal, Israeli series “Your Honor,” created by Shlomo Mashiach and Ron Ninio, took the top Grand Jury Prize on Saturday night in Paris at the 8th Series Mania, whose vibrance

was a telling reminder of the robust good health enjoyed by scripted show production at large.

“This is truly a new golden age of television and it was one of the highlights of my life to celebrate it by being on the jury for Series Mania, said jury president Damon Lindelof, show runner of “The Leftovers” and “Lost.”

Few who attended Series Mania could not have been struck by the bullishness of its industry events. FremantleMedia, eOne, Zdf and Federation Entertainment all announcing new productions or desired expansive moves and Co-Production Forum attendance up about 110% to just over 900 delegates as the market for foreign – and often foreign-language – TV dramas, though usually still niche in the latter case, continues »

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10 Trends in the International TV Business

22 April 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris — Variety held its first-ever TV Summit Europe in Paris on Thursday at its Series Mania TV festival. At it, key top executives from Europe and the U.S. analyzed their production strategies in a vibrant, if complex, international TV drama market. 20th Century Fox’s Manuel Alduy summed up the studio’s strategy in international as “diversification.” That could be said of many companies as, outside the U.S., they ring multiple production options along a global-local axis and as scripted series boost channels’ market shares, by as much as 26% for ITV and 35% for Denmark’s TV2, according to a EuroData TV Drama Overview presented at Series Mania. Below, incorporating news and analysis from the Summit and the whole of Series Mania, are 10 observed cutting-edge trends in  the international TV business:

1.The Split

“Distribution will go through mobile and telecom [companies], that, [given[ the way they are shaping the convergent world, are key partners. The only way to build scale in the game is to partner with these telcos,” said Dominique Delport, chairman, Vivendi Content (pictured), in a spirited keynote conversation at the Variety TV Summit Europe, explaining why Vivendi, the France-based communications group, has rebuilt as a premium content creator-producer. Increasingly, series look to split two ways: Those that can build decisive brand and subscriber driven value for telecoms, digital platforms and big pay TV platforms; the remainder. This explains why Vivendi, despite being Europe’s second biggest pay TV operator, has created Studio Plus, an app delivering digital first, premium short-form series produced by Vivendi Content that it is actively selling to telecoms worldwide. Launched in Feb. 2017, telco clients include Spain’s Telefonica-Movistar Plus, Brazil’s Vivo, Telecom Italia and France’s Bouygues TV and Orange. Studio Plus subscriptions stand at 200,000; Vivendi targets 2 million by year-end, said Delport. Vivendi is in talks with “30-to-50 telcos today,” among them three of the top four U.S. telcos, he added.

2.Post Nordic Noir 

Nordic Noir is over, Piv Bernth, producer »

- John Hopewell and Jamie Lang

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Damon Lindelof on Taking Chances and the Evolution of ‘The Leftovers’ [Interview]

21 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

(This is part two of a larger interview. You can read part one right over here.) The Leftovers isn’t playing it safe in its third and final season. Co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta‘s series has grown more ambitious over its three chapters and this season can get pretty bonkers, to say the least. As out there as The Leftovers can get, […]

The post Damon Lindelof on Taking Chances and the Evolution of ‘The Leftovers’ [Interview] appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Terence Davies Makes Brilliant Movies But Lives a Lonely Life: ‘I’m Terrified of the World’

20 April 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Terence Davies is at once both monolithic and anonymous. A critically revered British filmmaker whose work has yet to catch on with general audiences (perhaps, in part, because his films are so crushingly intimate that it almost feels inappropriate to watch them in public), he’s seldom recognized on the street, and sometimes that might be for the best.

“The other day I was feeling low,” he said, “and I just thought: ‘Why am I making films that, like, three people or a dog go and see?’ I know this is feeble, but it really is killing when someone says ‘What do you do?’ ‘Oh, I make films.’ ‘Well, would I have seen some of them? Would I have heard of you?’ And I say: ‘Well, probably not.’”

Of course, some of our greatest artists are tremendously under-appreciated in their own time, though they may be the only ones who »

- David Ehrlich

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'Leftovers' director Mimi Leder on the show's debt to the Aussie New Wave

19 April 2017 9:22 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

(l-r) Scott Glenn and Mimi Leder on location in Broken Hill.

HBO.s critically acclaimed The Leftovers returns to Foxtel this week after shooting a large chunk of its third and final season in Australia last year.

The show tracks the impact of The Sudden Departure, in which two per cent of the world.s population vanished without a trace, on those left behind.

As the show.s regular director and Ep Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) puts it: .If you.re going to do a show about the end of the world, what greater place to go to than Australia, which is practically at the end of the world to us (laughs)..

Leder and the production team, including creators Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Tom Perrotta (Little Children, Election), on whose novel the series is based, were inspired by the Australian films of the 70s.

.Season two was very much inspired by Picnic at Hanging Rock, »

- Harry Windsor

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/Answers: The Best Television Episodes of All Time

19 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “What is your favorite television episode of all time?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team, along with a special guest. This week, we are joined by The Leftovers and Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof. If you’d like to share your favorite […]

The post /Answers: The Best Television Episodes of All Time appeared first on /Film. »

- /Film Staff

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Justin Theroux talks about The Leftovers’ “beautiful” series ending

18 April 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star of The Leftovers, Justin Theroux, has spoken about the show’s “satisfying” series ending.

The Leftovers is truly one of the more bizarre series on TV; coming across as something between Lost and a Stephen King novel, this HBO series has enraptured its small fan base from day one.

The first episode of its final season arrived this week, and has truly set out its stall for another beautifully macabre set of episodes.

With all the mysteries contained within the series, and more questions being posed in the third season premiere, it’s going to be quite the task for Damon Lindelof and team to pull off something satisfying.

But this is just what we can expect according to Justin Theroux, who plays the shows tragic hero, Kevin.

In an interview with Collider, he answered a number of questions about the series and just what fans can expect going forward. »

- Samuel Brace

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Exclusive: Carrie Coon Talks Unexpected ‘Leftovers’ Finale and Joining ‘Fargo’ Season 3

18 April 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“I wasn’t expecting the ending that we got, but it was immensely satisfying to me,” says Carrie Coon, who plays Nora Durst on The Leftovers, the Peabody Award-winning series about the lives of those left on Earth after two percent of the world’s population disappears, which is now airing its third and final season on HBO.

“[It’s] especially gratifying to have Nora be so much a part of the ending,” Coon says of her character, who lost her husband and two kinds during the Departure and struggled with depression in the years since. Her character eventually found some solace with Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) and in their retreat to Texas, where the show moved to in season two. Working for the Department of Sudden Departure, Nora finds herself unsettled once again, when her investigation into a fraudulent company promising to reunite people with the Departed takes her to Melbourne, Australia, in season »

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