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David Tennant Is Dressed In Victorian Finery In New Good Omens Image

20 September 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The long-awaited TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s cult favourite fantasy/comedy novel, Good Omens, is finally on its way. With Gaiman on board as showrunner, the social media-happy writer is on hand to tease fans with snaps from filming on his Twitter account. Already, he’s given us a shot of stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen united for the first time at the read-through, and then a glimpse at them in full costume as demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, respectively.

Now, Gaiman’s delivered yet another shot of Tennant, this time on location and dressed in Victorian finery. “Day two in St James’s Park. Feeding the Victorian ducks,” read the caption for the photo, which you can check it out in the gallery down below.

Judging by what we see here, it seems that the show will introduce us to the angelic/infernal odd »

- Christian Bone

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Melissa McCarthy's Cook Off! Trailer: We Dare You to Keep Watching

19 September 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Are you ready for a half-baked comedy with extra cheese? That's what they're selling in Lionsgate's new holiday offering Cook Off!. It appears to be a mockumentary sold in the comedic stylings of Christopher Guest. And while it's aping movies like Spinal Tap and Best in Show, it could be mistaken for the real thing.

Helping make this look like an authentic Christopher Guest movie is the fact that the trailer actually has some laughs in it. They're hard to find, but they're there. And Guest mainstay Wendi McLendon-Covey is on hand as well. We have the first trailer and the poster for this comedy, which seemingly came out of nowhere, and must have been made in-between takes on the Ghostbusters set. From the look of the footage, even though Melissa McCarthy is being touted as the star, we might be seeing all of her footage in this two minute spot. »

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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.”

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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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‘Good Omens’: Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson & Adria Arjona Join Amazon Series

15 September 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson and Adria Arjona are aboard for Amazon’s six-part TV adaptation of Good Omens, based on the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going… »

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Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson Join Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’

15 September 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A trio of new names has been added to the cast of “Good Omens,” the Amazon and BBC adaptation of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel.

Comedian-turned-actor Jack Whitehall (“Fresh Meat”) will play wages clerk-turned-witch hunter Pulsifer, aka Newt, and Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”) will star as Sgt. Shadwell, the leader of the witch-finder army who sends him on his mission. Miranda Richardson (“Churchill”) will play Madame Tracy in the six-part series, the psychic medium and part-time courtesan who helps the pair as they try to save the world.

Earlier this week, Adria Arjona (“True Detective”) was also announced as a cast member. She will play Anathema Device, a practical occultist and descendant of the ancient witch Agnes Nutter. Michael Sheen and David Tennant have already been named in the lead roles of Aziraphale and Crowley respectively. Douglas Mackinnon (“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”) will direct. The series is written by Gaiman, who »

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David Tennant Goes Ginger In First Photos For Amazon’s Good Omens

14 September 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Tenth Doctor always wanted to be ginger, but now, former Doctor Who star David Tennant has gone red-headed for his latest role. Recently, the long-in-the-tooth adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel Good Omens finally got going, with Tennant playing the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as his unlikely friend the angel, Aziraphale. Together, the pair have to avert the end of the world in this imaginative apocalyptic comedy.

To complete their transformation into citizens of heaven and hell, Tennant and Sheen have both donned new hairstyles. The latter has gone blonde for the show while Tennant is sporting a fetching red ‘do. Check them out in the Tweets below (which also feature Amazon Studios’ head of casting, Donna Rosenstein).

#GoodOmens read through today. #DavidTennant Photo via @dlynnrose https://t.co/iA8l6UyoJo pic.twitter.com/pOH0CIizck

David Tennant Forum (@DTForum) September 13, 2017

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- Christian Bone

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Emerald City Star Adria Arjona Joins Neil Gaiman's Good Omens

14 September 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Adria Arjona just can’t stay away from witches: The Emerald City star will play “practical occultist” Anathema Device in Amazon’s forthcoming Good Omens adaptation, showrunner Neil Gaiman announced Thursday via Twitter.

Earlier in the day, the author posted a blurry photo of the series’ first table read, adding that casting news was about to break. Soon after, he added this:

In that pic I blurred out eg Anathema (@adriaarjonaa), Sister Mary Loquacious #NinaSosanya, and Hastur & Ligur (@neddennehy & @ariyon69). pic.twitter.com/0CfPXPGmdU

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 14, 2017

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‘Good Omens’: Photos Reveal Michael McKean’s Casting and David Tennant’s New Hair Color

14 September 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The upcoming TV adaptation of “Good Omens” appears to be shaping up, following a table read Thursday — documented via social media by writer/showrunner Neil Gaiman and other members of the cast and crew.

Gaiman’s status as showrunner was confirmed by this photo from the official Terry Pratchett Twitter account (Pratchett passed away in 2015):

So. #GoodOmens is happening then. pic.twitter.com/V0oy7VDXdE

Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) September 13, 2017

And the below blurry photo might be unblurred soon:

Some of the Good Omens casting is getting announced, now that readthrough is over. So blurred photos like this might be unblurred. pic.twitter.com/5wHvzUN9yt

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 14, 2017

But in a subsequent tweet Gaiman revealed who was fuzzed out: “Emerald City” star Adria Arjona, who will play Anathema Device; Nina Sosanya, playing Sister Mary Loquacious; Ned Dennehy, playing the demon Hastur; and Ariyon Bakare as the demon Ligur. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Good Omens’: Photos Reveal Michael McKean’s Casting and David Tennant’s New Hair Color

14 September 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The upcoming TV adaptation of “Good Omens” appears to be shaping up, following a table read Thursday — documented via social media by writer/showrunner Neil Gaiman and other members of the cast and crew.

Gaiman’s status as showrunner was confirmed by this photo from the official Terry Pratchett Twitter account (Pratchett passed away in 2015):

So. #GoodOmens is happening then. pic.twitter.com/V0oy7VDXdE

Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) September 13, 2017

And the below blurry photo might be unblurred soon:

Some of the Good Omens casting is getting announced, now that readthrough is over. So blurred photos like this might be unblurred. pic.twitter.com/5wHvzUN9yt

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 14, 2017

But in a subsequent tweet Gaiman revealed who was fuzzed out: “Emerald City” star Adria Arjona, who will play Anathema Device; Nina Sosanya, playing Sister Mary Loquacious; Ned Dennehy, playing the demon Hastur; and Ariyon Bakare as the demon Ligur. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Ed Asner Hosts Star-Studded Charity Poker Tournament

13 September 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The 2017 Ed Asner and Friend Poker Tournament for the Autism Society was sold out and a huge success raising in excess of $140,000 in much needed funds for The Autism Society, it was announced by Director of Corporate Development Matt Asner.

Ed Asner at Celebrity Poker Tournament

Credit/Copyright: Craig Mathews PR

Emmy-winning actor and autism advocate Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, “Up”), who has a son and grandson on the autism spectrum, hosted the event and was joined by Emmy-winning actress Rosie O'Donnell (The View), Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds), Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire), Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) and among many others. The poker tournament took place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Haworth Los Angeles Showroom in Dtla.

Other celebrity friends who played a hand and supported the cause included Michael McKean, Ed Begley Jr., Elizabeth J. Carlisle, Matthew Modine, Randy Rainbow, Roger Cross, »

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Why Michael McKean Deserves an Emmy for Better Call Saul

29 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Fans of “Better Call Saul” were happy to hear that Michael McKean finally received an Emmy nomination this year for his portrayal of Chuck McGill in the “Breaking Bad” prequel. “Better Call Saul” explores the life and character development of Jimmy McGill, the shady lawyer who helps anti-hero Walter White in “Breaking Bad” where Jimmy is better known as his alter ego Saul Goodman. It turns out Saul’s complex life before “Breaking Bad” has something to do with how Jimmy became Saul. Jimmy’s brother Chuck has a lot to do with the transformation and Michael McKean’s portrayal of the complex

Why Michael McKean Deserves an Emmy for Better Call Saul »

- Nat Berman

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Emmys 2017: Laying Odds on Races Too Close to Call

24 August 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pontificating and prognosticating is the sport of awards season. Sizing up the preferences of Television Academy voters is a game that requires experience, true grit (to survive all of the screenings, panels and receptions) and instinct.

But every year, there are a few Emmy Award categories that defy the skills of even the top athletes working the kudos circuit — races that are simply too close or too wide open to call. This is a fundamentally a good thing because it A) adds suspense to the Big Night, B) indicates a wealth of formidable talent to choose from and C) gives red-carpet warriors plenty to talk about at all of those screenings, panels and receptions.

Here’s a look at the three most perplexing Emmy heats for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, with some help from our colleagues at Gold Derby.

Writing for a Drama Series

Gold Derby Odds

1/10 “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu);

40/1 “The Crown” (Netflix »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Stranger Things’ & ‘Westworld’: How a Sci-Fi Editing Race Could Lead to a Best Drama Win

21 August 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the past five seasons, the Best Drama editing winner has gone on to win the Best Drama prize as well. So if you want a potential barometer for this year’s big prize, the three crucial editing nominees are “Stranger Things,” “Westworld,” and “Better Call Saul.”

This doesn’t mean that “The Crown” or “The Handmaid’s Tale” won’t win Best Drama, but it’s noteworthy that they weren’t among the editing nominees. Neither were “House of Cards” or “This Is Us,” the other Best Drama nominees, as “Stranger Things” and “Better Call Saul” each got nominated for two episodes.

However, while “Better Call Saul” significantly saw Jimmy (nominated Bob Odenkirk) getting more Saul-like from “Breaking Bad,” it’s very much the dark horse. The real smackdown is between the dueling sci-fi newcomers, “Stranger Things” and “Westworld.” Both have their advantages (the Upside Down versus the robot »

- Bill Desowitz

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Jerry Lewis Remembered by Hollywood Friends

20 August 2017 3:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary comedian and performer Jerry Lewis passed away earlier this morning at the age of 91 and the comedy world is paying tribute to the legend through social media. Lewis' career and humanitarian work spanned several decades, which has influenced countless comedians and actors over the years to take up comedy while also supporting worthy causes. Lewis is known just as much for his "Jerry's Kids" telethons where he raised over $2.6 billion dollars for muscular dystrophy research, as he was for his amazing entertainment career.

In addition to comedy and humanitarian work, Lewis was also a singer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was best known for his slapstick comedy in movies, television and radio and began performing at the young age of 5 with his parents in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Early in his career he teamed up with Dean Martin and the duo ruled the nightclub scene in »

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Jim Carrey, Robert De Niro Lead Celebrity Tributes to Jerry Lewis: ‘He Didn’t Miss a Beat, Or a Punchline’

20 August 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The world is reeling after news of Jerry Lewis’ death.

Stars like Josh Gad, Jim Carrey, Dane Cook and more have penned moving tributes to the late comedian just moments after news of Lewis’ death broke.

Cook remembered his fellow comedian in a series of tweets, calling Lewis his “mentor and friend.”

“A visionary. A pioneer in all forms of entertainment. A charitable human. A father,” he wrote. Cook added: “He meant the world to me& I will forever cherish the time I got to spend with him & his family. At a dark time in my life he brought me joy. »

- Char Adams

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‘Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk On His Approach to Dramatic Acting And Identifying As Writer First

17 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In Season 3 of AMC's Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk's "Slippin'" Jimmy McGill continues burning his bridges—as his broken brother Chuck (Michael McKean) self-immolates—setting the Albuquerque attorney further down his crooked, predestined path. He is now on steady course to becoming the sleazily cunning, bottom-dwelling lawyer—"Saul Goodman"—that we first met in Breaking Bad. But in Better Call Saul, still, we see the reticence with which Jimmy is walking that road. Where… »

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'Better Call Saul' Showrunner on Bringing Back Blockbuster Video, Avoiding Courtroom Cliches

15 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

It is not common for a spinoff to supersede the original in the hearts of its biggest fans, but that's the feat co-showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould continued to pull off for many viewers with season three of Better Call Saul. AMC's quieter, less meth-y prequel to late Emmy icon Breaking Bad broke new and fertile creative ground with its character study of the McGill brothers — Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Chuck (Michael McKean) — as the narrative continued its collision course with the events of its parent series. (See the tantalizing addition of Giancarlo Esposito's Gus Fring.) Gould »

- Michael O'Connell

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Good Omens: first behind-the-scenes pics

15 August 2017 2:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Michael Ahr Sep 18, 2017

Good Omens stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant appear together in costume for the first time, plus three more join the cast...

Good Omens, a collaborative novel written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, is heading to the small screen at a brisk pace, and the cast of the adaptation have just had their first read-through.

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Douglas Mackinnon (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Outlander) took to his Twitter account last week to reveal that he would be directing all the episodes himself, and also posted the first behind-the-scenes image.

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Readthru Good Omens @neilhimself pic.twitter.com/TLPV5qE1NT

Douglas Mackinnon (@drmuig) September 15, 2017

And here they both are in costume just after. Hurrah!

They are amazing. This is them in the opening scenes, 11 years ago, in St James's Park. David and Michael, demon & angel. #GoodOmens pic.twitter.com »

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‘Better Call Saul’: Bob Odenkirk On How ‘Accidentally Being The Right Guy’ Brought Him From Comedy to Drama

4 August 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bob Odenkirk still thinks that Vince Gilligan may have “accidentally got the wrong guy.”

“I mean, maybe he accidentally got the right guy, is the way to put it,” he told IndieWire. “I got this invitation to play the part, and I was like, ‘But why? I’m very thankful for the opportunity, but what have I done to deserve it?'”

After all, Odenkirk was best known as a comedy guy with very little dramatic experience when he first got the call from the “Breaking Bad” creator to play Saul Goodman, a shifty lawyer hired to get one of Walter White’s associates out of jail.

Read More ‘Better Call Saul’: Bob Odenkirk Pitches Himself as an Emmy Campaign Guru to Fellow Nominees — Watch

Odenkirk’s comedy credits, including the iconic HBO series “Mr. Show,” were bonafide, but when it came to that first appearance on “Breaking Bad, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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In praise of Dogwoof documentaries

3 August 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dave Lawrie Aug 4, 2017

Blackfish, The Act Of Killing - we celebrate the great documentaries distributed by the UK's Dogwoof...

Did you know that around 20 percent of the films released in the UK are documentaries? It’s a surprisingly large figure. I think the reason behind it might be that ‘documentary’ is considered to be a genre in and of itself. “And the Academy Award for best documentary feature goes to…”. They're all lumped into the same bracket. Also, they're relatively cheap to make and can be assembled independently by a team of only a few people. Success at the box office is often down on the priorities list for creators wanting to spread a message, tell a story or get a point across and, when they only need to recoup that small amount to be considered successful, documentary cinema becomes fertile ground for ambitions to grow in.

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