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Inside Emmy Parties With Nicole Kidman, Donald Glover, Elisabeth Moss and More

22 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV’s top talent and executives celebrated this year’s Emmy nominees far after the ceremony ended. Emmy darling Sterling K. Brown was caught dashing from party to party with wife and “This Is Us” co-star Ryan Michelle Bathe on his arm. Another popular guy about town was none other than Alex Skarsgard, who brought his mom (all the way from Sweden) as his date to HBO’s popular fete. His onscreen wife, however, was not coy with her date. Nicole Kidman packed on the Pda with her real-life better half Keith Urban before going inside the Pacific Design Center. To much surprise, Sean Spicer received a fair amount of love while spending Emmy night in Hollywood, rubbing elbows with the stars (even after many of them participated, or at least, found joy in his weekly roasting on “Saturday Night Live” this past year). But he wasn’t the only surprise guest during Emmy week.

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Sean Spicer’s Emmy Appearance: Seth Rogen, Jenny Slate, and More Slam Former Press Secretary’s Cameo

18 September 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stephen Colbert caused controversy last night at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards by bringing former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer out on stage. Award shows are known to stir the pot, whether intentionally or not, but some viewers felt the appearance was far from the right move.

The whole bit felt ironic after Colbert’s grand opening sequence centered around using TV to escape the horrors of the current political climate. Despite a touching sentiment featuring the stars of “The Americans” singing “Even treason’s better on TV” and a cameo by Chance The Rapper, Spicer undid any lasting shmaltz.

The choice to humanize Sean Spicer after he had worked to publicly defend Donald Trump and his administration struck some audiences as distasteful. Celebrities took to their Twitter platform after the fact and voiced their strong opinions — and some couldn’t even be contained in 140 characters.

I'm not ready to laugh "with" Sean Spicer. »

- Raelyn Giansanti

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Rob Sheffield on Emmys 2017: The Good, the Bad and the Sean Spicer Suck-Up

18 September 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"This is TV's highest honor – us celebrating us," Stephen Colbert announced at the start of the 2017 Emmy Awards. "Tonight, we binge ourselves." It was a joke about smug self-congratulation probably intended to sound more ironic than it did. The Emmy ceremony, as always, was a night of the television world celebrating itself as the best Western civilization has to offer, not to mention an all-around swell bunch of people. The ego in the room was a marvel to behold – even when Seth MacFarlane wasn't onscreen. Colbert did his best with his Trump gags, »

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The Emmys' Best & Worst Moments: Kimmy Schmidt Meets Westworld, Colbert's 'Spicey' Surprise and More

17 September 2017 8:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Stephen Colbert might not have won anything at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, but he did manage to preside over a ceremony that we won’t soon forget.

The annual celebration of TV aired Sunday night on CBS, and as expected, Colbert split his time between lampooning 2017’s nominees (even stripping down for a rather spot-on Westworld parody!) and chastising President Donald Trump (with the unlikeliest of assists from ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer).

The ceremony, held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, brought together some of TV’s best and winningest stars for countless teary thank-yous, unforgettable acceptance speeches »

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Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville to feature Star Trek actor cameos

16 September 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Seth MacFarlane recently took to Reddit for an Ama to promote his latest Fox sci-fi comedy, The Orville, where he revealed that the show may feature a cameo or two from the actors of the franchise that helped inspire it, Star Trek.

When one user asked the Family Guy and American Dad creator/star if he had any plans to have Star Trek actors cameo on the show, MacFarlane responded with a vague “We got one or two in the lineup….”

Comment from discussion I am Seth MacFarlane. Ama..

While he doesn’t offer up any hints about which actors will appear on the show, it sounds like at least a few Star Trek stars are embracing The Orville, which is simultaneously a parody and love letter to the classic space franchise.

William Shatner always seems gung-ho about appearing in Star Trek rip-offs/send-ups and even returned to voice James T. »

- Justin Cook

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Not Interested in the Emmys? Watch These Shows Sunday Night Instead

16 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards air this Sunday, but for those not interested in seeing what happens in the “Game of Thrones”-less drama categories this year, there is plenty of other original programming to choose from for the night.

The Emmys are scheduled to air live at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt on CBS. There are a wide range of options for those looking to avoid the award show madness, including a new episode of “The Orville” on Fox, “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, and the series finale of “The Strain.”

Read some of the highlights of new shows airing in the same time frame as the Emmys below.

The Orville,” Fox, 8 p.m.

Seth MacFarlane’s new sci-fi series airs its second episode, which sees Capt. Mercer (MacFarlane) and First Officer Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) trapped in an alien zoo and forced to confront their issues from their marriage. This »

- Joe Otterson

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Emmy Weekend: Inside Friday’s Starry Festivities at UTA, Wme, CAA, Variety/Wif, Netflix, and Gersh

16 September 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmy weekend Grand Prix got off to a busy start on Friday as industryites raced around the Westside to eat, drink, schmooze and be merry in advance of Sunday’s big show.

The weather cooperated with balmy temperatures just right for outdoor gatherings, and for the most part, so did the traffic and the valet lines. However, a regular sight outside of every event was a partygoer or two struggling to communicate with Uber and Lyft drivers.

UTA

The annual gathering at the Brentwood home of Jay Sures was the first stop of the night for many. By 7:45 p.m., Sures’ spacious backyard was packed with executives including ABC’s Ben Sherwood, Channing Dungey and Patrick Moran, NBC’s Bob Greenblatt, Jennifer Salke and Bruce Evans, AMC’s Josh Sapan and Charlie Collier, FX’s Nick Grad, Paramount’s Brian Robbins, Amazon’s Roy Price, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, Discovery »

- Cynthia Littleton and Alex Stedman

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Seth MacFarlane Says The Orville Will Have Star Trek Cameos

16 September 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Seth MacFarlane says his new comedic sci-fi series The Orville will include cameos from some unnamed former Star Trek actors. »

- Dan Zinski

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TV News Roundup: ‘The Orville’ Becomes Fox’s Biggest Drama Debut in Two Years in Delayed Viewing

15 September 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, “The Orville” sees impressive delayed viewing numbers, and Michael McKean is among newest additions to cast of Amazon’s “Good Omens.”

Ratings

Fox’s new sci-fi drama “The Orville” from creator Seth MacFarlane became the network’s largest drama debut in over two years in delayed viewing since “Empire” in January 2015. In L3, the show delivered a 3.5 rating, Fox’s highest-rated drama launch since “Empire” (5.3 in L3) and television’s highest-rated drama premiere in nearly a year since “Designated Survivor” (3.7 in L3), according to Nielsen data. The show has also averaged 11.3 million viewers across multiple platforms, up 31% from the show’s premiere on Sunday night.

“Outlander” Season 3 launched Sept. 10 to series’ record-high viewership of 1.49 million viewers in Live+Sd, according to Nielsen data. The series went on to nab 2.1 million That is the third highest season premiere in Starz history behind “Power” Season 3 (2.3 million) and “Power” Season 4 (1.7 million).

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Poldark” is returning »

- Rebecca Rubin

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‘The Orville’ Premiere Ratings Rise In Live+3

15 September 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The premiere of Fox’s The Orville, which aired last Sunday behind an NFL doubleheader, logged a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating in L+3, up 30% from its Live+Same Day delivery. The Live+3 total viewership for the opening episode of Seth MacFarlane’s space adventure series was 11.3 million, up from 8.6 million. In Live+Sd, The Orville premiere’s 18-49 delivery tied those of NBC's drama This Is Us and Fox's comedy The Mick, the highest-rated launches last season (excluding 24: Legacy… »

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Adrianne Palicki on Her Evolution From 'Wonder Woman' to 'The Orville'

15 September 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

How's this for an introduction: In Seth MacFarlane's new Fox dramedy The Orville, Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) is caught cheating on her husband (MacFarlane's Ed Mercer) with a humanoid blue alien. In true MacFarlane fashion, the scene culminates in an ejaculation gag that leaves the unfaithful wife spattered with blue liquid.

"That was one of my big fears coming onto this," Palicki told The Hollywood Reporter of the show’s premiere episode, which initially paints her character in a distinctly unflattering light. "Initially I'm like, 'How do you get out of being this character?' You immediately hate this woman, right?"

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- Chris Eggertsen

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American Dad: Season 12 Ratings

14 September 2017 6:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The American Dad! TV show spent many years on before moving over to  and the series isn't leaving the cable station any time soon. TBS has already renewed American Dad! for a 13th season. Will that be the end? Will this show be cancelled or could it be given another early renewal? Stay tuned.The home of Stan Smith and his family on American Dad! continues to be as unorthodox as ever. The voice cast of this long-running animated series includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, and Dee Bradley Baker.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.Read More… »

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‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy

14 September 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The fact that the new Fox series “The Orville” is an hour-long “space adventure,” not a half-hour sitcom, has proven to be a major surprise for fans of creator Seth MacFarlane.

It makes sense, given that he’s best known for the hundreds of episodes of animated comedy he’s produced since the launch of “Family Guy” in 1999. In addition, there’s much of the show’s marketing: Looking back at the original trailer presented during the Fox upfronts, from the music choices and the punchline-heavy editing to the tagline “the universe has a crew loose,” it’s easy to see why people still seem to think the series is a half-hour comedy.

Of course, as viewers now know, “The Orville” is twice the length and nowhere near as funny as expected. Instead, the freshman drama aims to create a new spin on classic science fiction series like “Star Trek” — and not that successfully. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy

14 September 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The fact that the new Fox series “The Orville” is an hour-long “space adventure,” not a half-hour sitcom, has proven to be a major surprise for fans of creator Seth MacFarlane.

It makes sense, given that he’s best known for the hundreds of episodes of animated comedy he’s produced since the launch of “Family Guy” in 1999. In addition, there’s much of the show’s marketing: Looking back at the original trailer presented during the Fox upfronts, from the music choices and the punchline-heavy editing to the tagline “the universe has a crew loose,” it’s easy to see why people still seem to think the series is a half-hour comedy.

Of course, as viewers now know, “The Orville” is twice the length and nowhere near as funny as expected. Instead, the freshman drama aims to create a new spin on classic science fiction series like “Star Trek” — and not that successfully. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Interview: Executive Producer Adi Shankar on the Intense Animation & Bold Storytelling of Netflix’s Castlevania Series

14 September 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This past summer was a memorable one for fans of Konami's video game franchise Castlevania. In addition to the release of a new four-episode animated series adaptation of the video games on Netflix, the streaming service also renewed the series for an eight-episode second season, and viewers of the show were treated to a story that took an R-rated approach to violence and a bold path with its storytelling. One of the creative forces behind the new series is Adi Shankar (executive producer of films such as Dredd and The Grey) and I had the opportunity to talk with the filmmaker about collaborating with Sam Deats and Warren Ellis, the freedom of working with Netflix, and much more.

Thanks so much for taking some time to talk with me and congratulations on Castlevania. I wrapped up watching the first season and I absolutely loved it.

Adi Shankar: Amazing, amazing. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Orville debuts to strong ratings despite poor reviews

14 September 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Orville has debuted to very good numbers in the Us despite the mainly negative reviews it has received.

The Seth MacFarlane, Star Trek inspired comedy managed to bring in 8.6 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. Fox has pointed out that this is actually rather impressive, with the aforementioned adult demo rating tying last year’s premiere of NBC’s current mega-hit This Is Us.

The news is better still when considering the supremely negative reviews that The Orville has so far received. The show is currently sitting at a rather dismal 35/100 on the review aggregator site Metacritic (although we were a fan in our review). This proves that viewers were, at the very least, willing to give the series a try.

The real test will be to see how many viewers from the premier follow the show over to its new timeslot of Thursday nights – often considered »

- Samuel Brace

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Seth MacFarlane’s ‘The Orville’ Hopes to Brighten Up the Sci-Fi TV Universe

14 September 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Wednesday, The Paley Center for Media hosted day eight of its annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews for Fox’s new sci-fi series, “The Orville.” Created by Seth MacFarlane, “The Orville” follows the adventures of Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) and his crew aboard one of Earth’s space fleet vessels as they explore the cosmos.

MacFarlane and castmates Adrianne Palicki, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, and Scott Grimes were joined by executive producers Brannon Braga and David Goodman on the panel.

“Working with comedy and science-fiction is a challenge because every time it’s a reinvention as to how the comedy fits into the narrative; it’s a learning process,” MacFarlane said. “I’m someone who tends to be a punching bag for the critics, so it’s great to see such a positive response from the fans — which is really all that matters.”

He added, “Science »

- Matt Fernandez

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The Orville: Is the Fox TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

14 September 2017 12:44 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Is there still enough space in outer space for both Ed and Kelly? Has The Orville TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Orville, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Fox television network, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. In 2417, Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) is promoted to captain The U.S.S. Orville, with the assistance of First Officer Kelly »

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TV News Roundup: Keke Palmer to Star in Season 3 of MTV’s ‘Scream’

13 September 2017 4:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Keke Palmer is set to star in “Scream,” while numerous additional presenters have been added to the Emmys.

Casting

Variety has confirmed that Keke Palmer is set to star in Season 3 of MTV’s “Scream.” Season 3 revolves around Deion Elliot (Rj Cyler), a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends. Palmer will play Kym, a bold and beautiful social activist with a big heart and zero patience for suffering fools. Joining her on Season 3 are Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, and Giullian Yao Gioiello, as well as previously announced Tyga and C.J. Wallace. Brett Matthews serves as the franchise’s third showrunner and executive produces alongside Queen Latifah, Shakim Conpere and Yaneley Arty for Flavor Unit Entertainment. They join original exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein for Dimension »

- Erin Nyren

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Seth MacFarlane’s ‘The Orville’ Lands Broadcast’s Top Drama Premiere Since ‘This Is Us’

13 September 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

First things first: Seth MacFarlane’s “The Orville” is technically a drama. It is an hour-long show, and that’s just how it works — right, “Orange Is the New Black”? Now that we’ve got that out of the way: “The Orville” just landed broadcast’s best series premiere for a drama since NBC’s “This Is Us” debuted just over a year ago. (We’re excluding post-Super Bowl premieres, by the way, because that’s just unfair.) In time-zone adjusted final Nielsen numbers, MacFarlane’s out-of-this-world vehicle drew a 2.8 rating in the key 18-49 demographic on Sunday, and 8.6 million total viewers that night. »

- Tony Maglio

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