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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off
When “Call Me by Your Name” screened at the New York Film Festival last month, several threads from Timothée Chalamet’s 21-year-old life wove together. Above the sold-out, 1,100-seat audience at Alice Tully Hall, he watched the second half from the balcony, seated next to the actor who plays his lover, Armie Hammer, and their director, Luca Guadagnino. Onscreen, Chalamet’s character was 17, the same age he was when Guadagnino met him. At that time, Chalamet was a student at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts — the Upper West Side inspiration for “Fame” — across the street.

Read More: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Review: Luca Guadagnino Delivers A Queer Masterpiece — Sundance 2017

In kindergarten, Chalamet was a lukewarm commercial actor. His “first moment of passion” for the craft came at age 12, seeing Heath Ledger’s Joker in “The Dark Knight.” “I just had no clue what
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TVLine Items: Party of Five Reboot With Twist, Big Brother Duo to Race and More

TVLine Items: Party of Five Reboot With Twist, Big Brother Duo to Race and More
Salinger’s might be opening back up for business.

Party of Five creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are developing a reboot of the ’90s Fox drama, but there’s a twist:The project is centered around a first-generation Latino family who have immigrated to the U.S., per The Hollywood Reporter.

While the original series, which ran from 1994-2000, was about the Salinger siblings’ struggles after their parents’ deaths in a car crash, the new Party of Five would chronicle a Latino clan’s highs and lows as they learn to make it in a new country. (No word on
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Party Of Five reboot in the works with timely immigration angle

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, classic ‘90s drama Party Of Five might be coming back with a timely reboot from original creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. The original show was about five siblings who have to keep their family together after their parents are killed in a car crash, and while that’s not…

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TV's Hot Development Trend: Immigrant Stories

As the Trump administration threatens to end former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, immigration has become one of this TV development season’s most timely subjects.

Sony Pictures Television is in the early stages of developing a Party of Five reboot revolving around a first-generation Latino family that immigrates to the U.S. and learns to make it in a new country. A network has yet to be attached to series creators Chris Keyser's and Amy Lippman’s twist on their original iteration, starring Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell and Lacey Chabert as siblings in San Francisco who take care of one another after their parents...
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'Party of Five' TV Reboot in the Works With Immigration Twist (Exclusive)

Party of Five may be returning to the small screen.

Original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman are readying a reboot of their former Fox drama with an immigration twist.

The original Party of Five ran for six seasons and focused on five siblings — Bailey (Scott Wolf), Charlie (Matthew Fox), Julia (Neve Campbell), Claudia (Lacey Chabert) and their baby brother Owen — who unite as a family after their parents are killed in a car crash. The reboot would be about a first-generation Latino family who have immigrated to the U.S. and are living through the highs and...
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Party Of Five: revisiting a 90s teen favourite

Carley Tauchert Aug 9, 2017

Now that Party Of Five is on Netflix UK in full, we revisit the 90s teen drama that followed in Thirtysomething's footsteps...

In each generation, there will be one. One of those shows that mixes drama, tragedy and humour. That can make you chuckle one minute and break your heart the next.

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Starting in the 80s with Thirtysomething, later in the 00s with Parenthood and now with the juggernaut that is This Is Us winning praise, it seems the genre is firmly here to stay, but there is another show that quietly made its way onto the screen in the 90s that not only built on the foundations laid by Thirtysomething, but has been a quiet and steadfast influence ever since.

When Party Of Five hit the airwaves in 1994, it was a bit of a filler show.
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‘Masters of Sex’ Season 4 Was Its Last, Showtime Not Renewing for Season 5

‘Masters of Sex’ Season 4 Was Its Last, Showtime Not Renewing for Season 5
Updated: “Masters of Sex” has aired its last episode. The Season 4 finale on Nov. 13 will also function as the series finale, as Showtime will not be moving ahead with a fifth season. Showtime confirmed with the following statement to Variety: “‘Masters of Sex’ was a beautifully written and acted exploration of America’s changing sexual mores. We are incredibly proud to have shared the story of Masters and Johnson for four critically-acclaimed seasons. The series will remain available across our platforms where new viewers can discover it for years to come.”

The fourth season of the Sony Pictures TV series ended on a fairly conclusive note, with sex research pioneers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) finally tying the knot. The show was a strong performer for Showtime initially, garnering critical praise and several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations (and a win for guest actress Allison Janney in 2014), and attracting around a million linear
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Review: This week's 'Masters of Sex' was the show's best episode in years

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Review: This week's 'Masters of Sex' was the show's best episode in years
A few belated thoughts on this week's Masters of Sex — the show's best hour since the boxing episode from season 2 — coming up just as soon as I turn you on by mentioning social justice... A few weeks back, I noted that the season premiere was making a concerted effort to fix the problems of Bill being such a monotonously smug and controlling protagonist. But even this more humbled and reflective Bill wasn't quite enough to rekindle that season 1 flame, and I was ready to accept that Masters had somehow run out of interesting stories to tell about the Masters and Johnson relationship, despite the many huge historical turns to come. "Coats or Keys" sat on my DVR, unwatched, for several days, and I was on the verge of making the show my latest Peak TV victim when a few Twitter followers independently asked for my thoughts on what they said
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‘Shameless,’ ‘The Affair,’ ‘Masters of Sex’ Season Premiere Dates Set at Showtime

‘Shameless,’ ‘The Affair,’ ‘Masters of Sex’ Season Premiere Dates Set at Showtime
Showtime announced fall premiere dates Wednesday for three returning original series — “Shameless,” “The Affair” and “Masters of Sex.”

Season four of “Masters of Sex” will premiere Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. Season 7 of “Shameless will debut at 9 p.m. Oct. 2. Season three of “The Affair” will premiere at 10 p.m. Nov. 20, taking over that time period from “Masters of Sex.”

The series will premiere on Showtime’s linear-cable, on demand and digital platforms.

Shameless” is exec produced by John Wells, Christopher Chulack, Nancy M. Pimental, Krista Vernoff, Etan Frankel and Sheila Callaghan. It is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Masters of Sex” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and exec produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Amy Lippman and Judith Verno. “The Affair” is exec produced by Sarah Treem with Levi and Jeffrey Reiner.

Showtime’s Sunday lineup will soon face increased competition.
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How did Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' lose its way?

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How did Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' lose its way?
A few thoughts on the end of "Masters of Sex" season 3 coming up just as soon as the Little Brown man is back... I had to take a break from reviewing this season's episodes when I went to La for press tour, fully intending to pick back up with it a few weeks down the road. Sometimes, when I pause regular coverage, all I feel is frustration at not having an outlet to write about each episode of a show. At other times, though, it can be a relief, and I discovered that I not only didn't miss reviewing the show weekly, but was relieved that I no longer had to rush to watch the next episode. When we got up to Virginia trying to jump start a gorilla's libido, I just stopped watching altogether, having lost interest in just about every corner of the series, despite the continued great performances from Sheen,
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Jenji Kohan Leads Band of Female Showrunners Breaking TV’s Old-School Rules

Jenji Kohan Leads Band of Female Showrunners Breaking TV’s Old-School Rules
In a dynamic marketplace, a rising tide lifts all boats. And the tidal wave of television series production in the past few years has led to an unprecedented number of women serving as captains of their ships — as showrunners and auteur writer-directors of shows.

A host of shows that have resonated loudly in pop culture — from “Transparent” to “Empire” to “The Affair” — have women at the helm.

And Shonda Rhimes now has company on the list of women who are juggling multiple primetime series.

This sea change comes with financial gains, according to data from the Writers Guild of America West, and brings anecdotal evidence of shifts in the way series are made. But it’s not just the heightened demand for content that has been good for female creatives; a newfound openness to material, no matter how challenging or narrowly focused, has paved the way for shows with fresh themes.
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Judy Greer to Guest Star on ‘Masters of Sex’

Judy Greer to Guest Star on ‘Masters of Sex’
Judy Greer will guest star on the third season of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”

Greer will play Alice Logan, the wife of guest star Josh Charles’ character, Dan Logan, a perfume magnate who approaches Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) about bottling the smell of sex.

A recovering alcoholic and long-suffering spouse, Alice joins her husband and Masters and Johnson for a painful dinner in which agendas collide, truths are exposed and no relationship emerges in the state it entered.

The in-demand actress currently appears in two FX comedies, starring opposite Nat Faxon in “Married” and voicing Cheryl on the animated series “Archer.” She can presently be seen in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” as Paul Rudd’s ex-wife.

Earlier this summer, Greer had a supporting role alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Jurassic World,” which is now the third-highest grossing film in box office history, generating more than $1.52 billion worldwide.
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Masters of Sex Season 3: Lizzy Caplan Says Her Upcoming Kiss With [Spoiler] Is 'Not What You'd Think'

Masters of Sex Season 3: Lizzy Caplan Says Her Upcoming Kiss With [Spoiler] Is 'Not What You'd Think'
Come July 12, Lizzy Caplan will break her own record.

That date is the third season premiere of Masters of Sex, the Showtime series in which Caplan stars as sex-research pioneer Virginia Johnson. But the day also officially marks the first time that Caplan, who got her TV start in 1999’s Freaks and Geeks, will have been a series regular on a series lasting longer than two seasons.

Video Watch Masters of Sex‘s Season 3 Trailer

Party Down was the only other show I did that went more than one season, but those were 10-episode seasons and we shot them in 10 weeks,
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Sarah Silverman Returning to ‘Masters of Sex’

Sarah Silverman Returning to ‘Masters of Sex’
Sarah Silverman is back for more “Sex.”

The actress-comedian is returning to the Showtime period drama “Masters of Sex” to reprise her season two role as Helen, the once jilted lover of Annaleigh Ashford’s Betty. The character will have a multi-episode arch for season three, which finds the duo reconnected and trying to have a baby — something that proves quite a challenge for a lesbian couple in 1966. This situation arises as Betty’s colleagues, William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) are dealing with the glare of the national spotlight after their sex study is finally unveiled.

Silverman received an Emmy last year for writing her variety special “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.” She just finished production on her HBO comedy pilot, which she stars in and executive producers.

Masters of Sex” was developed for television by Michelle Ashford. She serves as an executive producer along with Sarah Timberman,
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Exclusive ‘Masters of Sex: Season 2′ interviews with Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan & Win the DVD!

To celebrate the release of Masters of Sex: Season 2 that’s out now on Digital HD and DVD, we’ve got an exclusive snippet of an insightful round-table interview with stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, plus 3 DVD’s to giveaway!

Q: Michael, I wonder what that kind of character is like to play, where you have to suppress feelings almost more than display them.

Michael Sheen: What drew me to the character first and foremost was how damaged he is. What that at released for me in terms of the story, the bigger picture of the story is that it’s about anything that’s above vulnerability. Whether that’s physical vulnerability through being naked or being sexual with someone, being emotionally vulnerable, being psychologically vulnerable and the more damaged he appeared to me to be, the more difficulty he has around vulnerability.

That married every aspect of it for me.
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Watch: Sneak Peek of ‘Masters of Sex’ Season Three

Watch: Sneak Peek of ‘Masters of Sex’ Season Three
“We are the sexual revolution.”

That bold statement is made by Lizzy Caplan’s Virginia Johnson in this exclusive clip from the one of the opening scenes from the upcoming season of “Masters of Sex.”

The third season of the Showtime drama, which stars Michael Sheen and Caplan as sex researchers Masters and Johnson, is set in 1965 — just as sexual liberation is heating up. It’s also the year before the duo published their groundbreaking research text, “Human Sexual Response.”

But, as the clip suggests, Masters and Johnson had a rough road ahead before their book was to be taken seriously — even if they might have patched up their personal relationship since last season’s finale.

Masters of Sex” was developed for television by Michelle Ashford. She exec produces along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Amy Lippman, Dave Flebotte and Judith Verno. Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers.
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Josh Charles Joins ‘Masters of Sex’

Josh Charles Joins ‘Masters of Sex’
This makes sense.

The Good Wife” alum Josh Charles has checked into “Masters of Sex” where he will play a self-made businessman attempting to bottle the smell of sex. A charismatic salesman, Charles’ character of Daniel Logan has a season-long arc for the new season of the Showtime drama — one that will complicate things for Michael Sheen’s William Masters and Lizzy Caplan’s Virginia Johnson as he tries to market his aphrodisiac to the general public.

Charles received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his role in “The Good Wife,” a drama he departed last year. He also recently appeared in “Bird People,” the Cannes entry that Variety chief film critic Justin Chang named one of his top films of 2014. He’ll soon be seen in Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer” series.

Masters of Sex” was developed for television by Michelle Ashford. She executive produces along with Sarah Timberman,
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Rickman, Holmes, Wood join Taxonomy

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Rickman, Holmes, Wood join Taxonomy
Exclusive: Cast rounds on Goldcrest’s Liz Garbus-Galt Niederhoffer comedy.

Alan Rickman, Katie Holmes, Evan Rachel Wood and Zosia Mamet have joined Liz Garbus comedy Taxonomy ahead of the Efm.

Goldcrest will be tempting buyers with the hot indie package, which is based on Galt Niederhoffer’s novel A Taxonomy of Barnacles.

Holmes, Wood and Mamet will star as the New York-raised Barnacle sisters who share a gigantic apartment overlooking Central Park with their self-made and Darwin obsessed father Barry.

Rickman will play Barry Barnacle who is increasingly frustrated by the unending chaos of being surrounded by beautiful, teenage daughters and their adventures in love and life.

Robot & Frank producer Niederhoffer will produce with Amy Hobby (Secretary) for Tangerine Entertainment.

Production is due to get underway in New York this spring.

Acclaimed documentary director Garbus (Bobby Fischer Against the World) will direct Amy Lippman’s (Masters of Sex) script.

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The Best TV Episodes of 2014, Part 4

In July, a panel of SoS TV editors and critics picked the best episodes of 2014 so far. Here are their picks for the best episodes of the second half of what has been another fantastic year for television.

The Honourable Woman, “The Empty Chair”

Written by Hugo Blick

Directed by Hugo Blick

Aired July 3, 2014

For anyone burnt out on Homeland‘s increasingly 24-esque take on international intrigue and perilous spycraft, Hugo Blick’s BBC/SundanceTV miniseries The Honourable Woman offers a respite, leaning harder on psychological and sociopolitical realism than overwrought action beats while tackling unrest in the Middle East and the repercussions of violence. Its first installment, “The Empty Chair,” is a case study in how to introduce both a complex story and complex characters without feeling like it’s needlessly dwarfing viewers in subplots just for the sake of it. Moreover, it works both as a sterling showcase
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Afm: Liz Garbus to Helm ‘Taxonomy’

Afm: Liz Garbus to Helm ‘Taxonomy’
Liz Garbus, who was Oscar nommed for docu “The Farm: Angola, USA” and won a Primetime Emmy for another doc “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” is to helm romantic comedy “Taxonomy.”

The pic is based on Galt Niederhoffer’s novel “A Taxonomy of Barnacles,” which has been adapted by “Masters of Sex” scribe Amy Lippman.

Goldcrest Films, which financed the pic, is repping international rights and co-represents domestic rights.

The story follows Barry Barnacle, a self-made man with a survival of the fittest obsession, as he endures the adventures of his four daughters.

Niederhoffer and Amy Hobby are producing for Tangerine Films, with Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove serving as exec producers. Production is expected to begin in spring 2015 in New York.

“Galt is a master when it comes to crafting entertainment properties that speak directly to her audience and ‘Taxonomy’ does that brilliantly,” Degove said.
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