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Obama to O’Brien: Letterman Gets Social Sendoff

20 May 2015 6:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As David Letterman marked his final night as host of “Late Show,” fans as diverse as President Obama and Conan O’Brien paid their respect on social media. Here are some of Variety’s favorites:

TV won't be the same without Dave. pic.twitter.com/9q5NHTf3b5

Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 20, 2015

It's absolutely absurd to thank David Letterman for all he's done in a tweet. But that's the world we live in now. #ThanksDave

Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) May 21, 2015

Tonight is David @Letterman’s final show. What a wonderful, inspiring, hilarious, groundbreaking, amazing ride. #ThanksDave

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2015

Gonna miss this man something awful. #Dave pic.twitter.com/PtPHVrbJGS

Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 20, 2015

Congratulations to David Letterman, who I now believe is beginning his third career in show business.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) May 20, 2015

#ThanksDave—for two decades of laughs, insights, and, yes, even pantsuit jokes. @Letterman, you're a legend. »

- Variety Staff

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Idol Champ Nick Fradiani Talks Agt Past, Thwarted Rap Covers, 'Give and Take' With New Boss Borchetta

19 May 2015 3:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nick Fradiani is a smart guy — and not just because he’s got a master’s degree in education.

The American Idol Season 14 winner, who’s been trying to make a living through music since he turned 18, says he’s excited to write and/or co-write the music for his solo debut on Big Machine Records, but if label chief Scott Borchetta hands him a hit song by an outside writer, “I’m gonna sing it. I’m not that stupid.”

RelatedAmerican Idol: How Fox Failed Its Golden Goose — and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Pull »

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Reality Check: How Nick Snatched Clark's Idol Crown! Plus: Who's the Hidden Threat to Sawyer's Voice Reign?

18 May 2015 8:40 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Another season of American Idol — its penultimate one! — is in the books, and the guy who almost everybody wrote off as a mid-pack player turned out to be the last one standing.

RelatedAmerican Idol: How Fox Failed Its Golden Goose — and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Pull the Plug

On this week’s episode of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I examine Nick Fradiani’s upset victory — while trying not to think too much about how The House That Kelly Clarkson Built is slated for demolition this time next year.

We also dish the »

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TVLine Items: Seth MacFarlane Is a Genius, Idol Ep Exits and More

18 May 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lucky there’s a man who, positively can do, all the things that make us laugh and cry…

As it turns out, the Family Guy theme best applies to its creator, Seth MacFarlane, who will receive the Louis Xiii Genius Award at this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

RelatedJustified, Broad City, Empire, Mom, 24, Jane the Virgin, Transparent Lead the 2015 Critics Choice Nominations

The Genius Award honors those who demonstrate unprecedented excellence in the television arts. Past recipients include Ron Howard, Ryan Murphy and Judd Apatow.

Additionally, nominees were announced for the inaugural “Most Bingeworthy” Award, among them American Horror Story: Freak Show, »

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Critics’ Choice Louis Xiii Genius Award 2015 To Seth MacFarlane

18 May 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Critics’ Choice Louis Xiii Genius Award 2015 To Seth MacFarlaneThe Critics’ Choice Television Awards will honor programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.Fan Participation: American Horror Story: Freak Show, Empire, Game of Thrones, Orange Is the New Black, Vikings and The Walking Dead Nominated for Fan-Voted Award – Voting Opens Today, May 18 at Aetv.com/Bingeworthy Seth MacFarlane, creator of the Emmy Award-winning TV series “Family Guy” and the Emmy Award-winning series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” will receive the Critics’ Choice Louis Xiii Genius Award for demonstrating unprecedented excellence in the television arts at this […] »

- April Neale

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Seth MacFarlane To Receive Critics’ Choice Genius Award

18 May 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has been tapped to receive the Critics’ Choice Louis Xiii Genius Award “for demonstrating unprecedented excellence in the television arts.” MacFarlane, who also executive produced Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will receive the award during the Critics’ Choice Television Awards on May 31. "Whether he's in the writer's room, behind the camera or in the recording studio, Seth MacFarlane has become one of Hollywood's most beloved talents,"… »

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Seth MacFarlane to Receive Critics’ Choice Louis Xiii Genius Award

18 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will receive the 2015 Louis Xiii Genius Award from the Broadcast Television Journalists’ Association (Btja) at their annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the group announced Monday. “Whether he’s in the writer’s room, behind the camera or in the recording studio, Seth MacFarlane has become one of Hollywood’s most beloved talents,” said Btja President Joey Berlin in a statement. “MacFarlane’s work has been a fixture on our screens — both large and small — for almost two decades. His humor and talent is undeniable, and we’re honored to present him with the Critics’ Choice Louis Xiii. »

- Linda Ge

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Seth MacFarlane to Receive Genius Award at Critics Choice TV Awards

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

Now there’s a genius in the “Family.”

Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane — who also executive produced Fox’s Emmy Award-winning series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” — has been tapped by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association as the recipient of the Louis Xiii Genius Award for excellence in the television arts, which will be presented at the annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards on May 31 in La.

“Whether he’s in the writer’s room, behind the camera or in the recording studio, Seth MacFarlane has become one of Hollywood’s most beloved talents,” said Btja President Joey Berlin.  “MacFarlane’s work has been a fixture on our screens – both large and small – for almost two decades.  His humor and talent is undeniable, and we’re honored to present him with (this award).”

The Btja also announced the nominees for the inaugural “Most Bingeworthy Show” award, the sole category to be voted on by fans. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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TV News: Mindy, Starz, Scandal, Humans, Queens

15 May 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Mindy Project

Hulu has officially revived former Fox comedy "The Mindy Project" for a super-sized fourth season of twenty-six episodes. The order is the comedy's highest episode count yet and brings the series within numbers required for syndication. A premiere date has not yet been announced.

The news comes a week after the beloved but low-rated comedy starring Mindy Kaling was cancelled at Fox but talks were underway with the streaming service for a potential revival. [Source: The Live Feed]

Starz

Starz has announced a Saturday August 22nd premiere date for both Seth MacFarlane's new live-action comedy series "Blunt Talk" and the second season of "Survivor's Remorse". Both shows will score ten episodes each. [Source: Deadline]

Scandal

Portia de Rossi has been promoted to a series regular on the ABC political soap "Scandal" after joining this year for a story arc.

In the series, De Rossi plays Elizabeth 'Lizzie Bear' North, the chairwoman of »

- Garth Franklin

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Starz Sets ‘Blunt Talk’ Premiere, ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Return

13 May 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Original series “Blunt Talk” will premiere on the same day the critically-acclaimed “Survivor’s Remorse” returns on August 22, Starz announced on Wednesday. The 10-episode first season of “Blunt Talk” will premiere at 9 p.m. Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart), a British import who plans to conquer American cable news and stumbles over the consequences of his sometimes misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. Released by the studio Mrc, the show is executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Stephanie Davis and Tristram Shapeero, the show stars Stewart (“Ted”), Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Blunt Talk’ & ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Get August Premiere Date On Starz

13 May 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz has slotted Saturday, August 22, for the premiere of Seth MacFarlane’s new live-action comedy series Blunt Talk and the return of Survivor’s Remorse. The 10-episode first season of Blunt Talk kicks off at 9 Pm followed by Season 2 of Survivor’s Remorse at 9:30. Set in Los Angeles, Blunt Talk follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned but mostly misguided decision-making, both… »

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Starz Sets Premiere Date for Patrick Stewart’s ‘Blunt Talk’

13 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Get ready for some “Blunt Talk.”

The half-hour comedy series from executive producer Seth MacFarlane — and starring Patrick Stewart — will debut on Saturday, August 22, at 9pm Et/Pt.

The 10-episode first season tells the tale of Walter Blunt, a cable newsman and U.K. transplant on a mission to teach Americans how to think, act and behave. But his wild off-air antics suggest a highly unorthodox teaching style.

Jonathan Ames, who created the series, serves as showrunner, writer and executive producer, along with Tristram Shapeero (“Community”) and Stephanie Davis (“Bored to Death”). The show hails from Mrc.

The series also stars Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) as Blunt’s producer-manager; Adrian Scarborough (“The King’s Speech”) as his manservant; Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em”) as his senior producer; and Timm Sharp (“Enlightened”) as his head writer.

Blunt Talk” will be followed by the premiere of the 10-episode second season of “Survivor’s Remorse, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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First Look: Fox's "Bordertown"

11 May 2015 6:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fox's Animation Domination just dropped the first good look at Executive Producer Seth MacFarlane's new animated comedy (produced at Bento Box), Bordertown. The show, created by Family Guy scribe Mark Hentemann, centers around two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. - Mexico border, taking a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America. In the promotional video below, Mark Hentemann as he gives a closer look at the series. No premiere date has been set by Fox yet.

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- Jerry Beck

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Snap Judgments on Fox’s New Shows

11 May 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's Upfronts Week, which means networks are unveiling teasers and trailers for their new 2015–16 TV shows. Here, an extremely preliminary set of immediate reactions to Fox's new series.Grandfathered John Stamos is a slick playboy, but — surprise! He is also a grandfather, which he did not know! First impressions: Hasn’t John Stamos been doing this for a while? He’s good at it, I get it, but this all feels awfully familiar for a new show. The Grinder Rob Lowe and Fred Savage star as brothers; Lowe plays an actor who played a lawyer on TV, while Savage plays an actual lawyer. First impressions: Is no one going to mention Grindr? How can that be? In any case, this teaser pushes Lowe pretty far into asshole territory, even though he’s much funnier as a lovable weirdo. Let the sun shine in, The Grinder! Bordertown It’s a Seth MacFarlane »

- Margaret Lyons

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Upfront Scorecard: Fox Tries Building on ‘Empire’ With Cookie-Cutter Shows

11 May 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox came into its upfront presentation with a bit of swagger, having introduced “Empire” and “Gotham” during the 2014-15 season. Yet the network followed up that first breakthrough by saying the right things, but with what at first blush looked like an assortment of, pardon the expression, cookie-cutter shows — hewing closely to an established formula as opposed to the “bold programming” that its executive team, Gary Newman and Dana Walden, promised. In addition, announcing the end of “American Idol” after 2016 left a big unspoken question — namely, do you have the goods to fill those three hours?

The network is making several wise scheduling moves, from promising bifurcated seasons of its series — in much the way AMC presents “The Walking Dead” — to pairing programs that have obvious compatibility, like the new sitcoms “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder,” starring John Stamos and Rob Lowe, respectively.

Almost all of the network’s comedies, however, »

- Brian Lowry

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Fox Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule

11 May 2015 11:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.

"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."

Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »

- MovieWeb

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The X-Files Slated to Return on January 24th, 2016

11 May 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We now know when Fox is planning to bring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to the small screen, as the network revealed that part one of The X-Files six-episode event series premiere will air on Sunday, January 24th.

In their 2015 - 2016 fall TV schedule announcement (which also includes information on Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, slated to begin airing on Tuesdays this fall), Fox revealed that the return of The X-Files will take place on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm Est after the Nfc Championship game.

The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm Est the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this June. For more information, see the official press release below (The X-Files details are highlighted in bold text). Also included in »

- Derek Anderson

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Fox Fall Schedule: Scream Queens Takes Tuesday Crown, Sleepy Rises on Thursday, X-Files Held 'Til January

11 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox is the latest broadcaster to unveil its schedule for the 2015-16 TV season, and herewith are the major headlines: Ryan Murphy’s comedic horror anthology Scream Queens will anchor an all-new Tuesday lineup, Sleepy Hollow is on the move to Thursdays at 9/8c after Bones, and the new Morris Chestnut procedural Rosewood will lead into Empire on Wednesdays.

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Also of note: The six-episode X-Files revival will bow Sunday, Jan. 24 following the Nfc Championship Game, before settling into its regular Mondays-at-8 perch the following night. »

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Fox Banks on ‘Empire,’ Tuesday Overhaul and ‘Idol’ Farewell For 2015-16 Season

11 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox is counting on “Empire” to ignite its 2015-16 season launch of a fall slate that includes a revamped Tuesday comedy lineup and the return of midseason sleeper “The Last Man on Earth” on Sunday. And for the first time since 2002, Fox is also preparing for life after “American Idol” as the venerable talent competition series mounts what the network is billing as its “final season celebration” in January.

The Tuesday shakeup will see three new shows on the night: “Grandfathered,” starring John Stamos, and “The Grinder,” toplining Rob Lowe, paired in the 8 p.m. hour, followed by “Scream Queens,” the comedy-horror romp from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk that features Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer. Tuesday staple “New Girl” will sit out the fall launch in its fifth season in favor of a midseason return with fewer interruptions.

“Empire” returns to the Wednesday 9 p. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Josh Bycel & Jonathan Fener Ink Overall Deal With Uni TV, Join ‘Telenovelas’ As EPs

8 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The duo behind last year’s NBC comedy pilot Old Soul have signed a two-year overall deal with the Peacock’s sister studio Universal TV. Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener will serve as exec producers on Eva Longoria comedy Telenovela, which NBC ordered straight to series in January. The duo worked together on ABC’s Happy Endings, where Bycel was Ep and Fener was co-ep, and earlier were co-exec producers on Fox’s Seth MacFarlane toon American Dad. Bycel also was showrunner for S… »

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