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Critics Choice Awards Winners: Who Took Home the Gold?

The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, and the event honored the biggest creative and acting forces on the small screen.

As expected, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale and Feud: Bette and Joan were well represented in terms of wins while Netflix racked up 20 nominations, but how many of them became wins?

Find out below!

Best Drama Series

American Gods (Starz)

The Crown (Netflix )

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) — Winner

Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC)

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Sterling K. BrownThis Is Us (NBC) — Winner

Paul GiamattiBillions (Showtime)

Freddie HighmoreBates Motel (A&E)

Ian McShane – American Gods (Starz)

Bob OdenkirkBetter Call Saul (AMC)

Liev SchreiberRay Donovan (Showtime)

Best Actress In A Drama Series

Caitriona BalfeOutlander (Starz)

Christine BaranskiThe Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Tatiana Maslany
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Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners

Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners
The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, honoring the year’s biggest achievements on screens both big and small.

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Netflix entered the race with the highest number of nominations (20 total!), though FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan had the distinct honor of being the most-nominated individual series. But as we were reminded during the broadcast, getting nominated is just the first step.

Scroll down for the complete list of TV nominees and winners, which will be updated throughout the night,
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Better Call Saul: Season Four; Production Resumes on AMC Series

Better Call Saul is back in action. Den of Geek reports production has begun on season four of the AMC TV show.A prequel to Breaking Bad, the comedy-drama stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, a down-on-his-luck lawyer trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s shadow, and make a name for himself. The cast also includes Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito.Read More…
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Vivendi Looks to Knock Out Fraud Claim in 'Spinal Tap' Suit

Vivendi Looks to Knock Out Fraud Claim in 'Spinal Tap' Suit
This Is Spinal Tap co-creators Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest have spent the year in court getting their names on a $400-million profits lawsuit against Vivendi. Now comes the tough part. With standing issues addressed and an amended lawsuit filed, Vivendi and Universal Music Group threw a pair of dismissal motions at the plaintiffs on Thursday.

Vivendi challenges the fraud claim being brought, although not before again mentioning that Shearer's crew never requested an audit, and how the movie generated less than $5 million in theaters when it came out in 1984.

"At the...
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‘Twin Peaks’ Christmas: Hear Dale Cooper and Others Sing Their Creepy Take On a Carol — Turn It On Podcast

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‘Twin Peaks’ Christmas: Hear Dale Cooper and Others Sing Their Creepy Take On a Carol — Turn It On Podcast
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: A body, dead, wrapped in plastic.

And so begins “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” as recorded in 1990 for Kroq-fm’s “The Kevin and Bean Show.” The morning drive radio program used to put out an annual Christmas album, and for the first one, Jack Nance, Dana Ashbrook, Frank Silva, Kyle MacLachlan, Kimmy Robertson, and Robert Bauer created their own rendition of the classic holiday tune. Among the highlights: Twelve cups of coffee, 11 cherry pies, eight dancing midgets, five dozen donuts, four talking logs, three possessed souls and two secret diaries. And of course, the dead body of Laura Palmer.

You can listen to that, and several more holiday songs from and inspired by TV shows, as part of Turn It On’s special Christmas episode! Listen below!

Among the songs: Julian Casablancas does a rendition of the “Saturday Night Live
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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'Better Call Saul'

This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Noel Murray on Better Call Saul's "Chicanery."

Who do you think did more for American jurisprudence: Oliver Wendell Holmes or Perry Mason? Sure, the Supreme Court Justice vigorously defended the rights of free expression through the application of his influential "clear and present danger" test. But thanks to Raymond Burr shouting out "Objection!" and "Immaterial!" every week on television for 10 years,
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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Blu-ray and DVD Release Date and Details

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a January 16th, 2018 release date for AMC's Better Call Saul Season 3 on Blu-ray and DVD.

Better Call Saul is a prequel to Breaking Bad that explores the early years of Jimmy McGill and the lives of those he touched and, in some ways, ruined. Each passing season has drawn the story closer to Breaking Bad and Season 3 is no exception with several notable cameos and new-old character introductions.

Better Call Saul Season 3 stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Giancarlo Esposito and Michael McKean.

Bonus features include:

Cast & Crew Audio Commentaries for all 10 Episodes

Gag Reel

Emmy-winning “Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training” Videos

“Gene of Omaha” featurette

“In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Rhea Seehorn” featurette

“It’s a Bad, Bad World” featurette

“Signs of Saul” featurette

“The Return of Gus Fring” featurette

Deleted & Extended Scenes

Including “Jimmy Calls
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Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations

Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations
Nominees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Wednesday, setting the stage for a clash of the small-screen titans next month.

Though Netflix is leading the pack with 20 total nominations, it’s FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan that emerged as the most-nominated show, with five of its performers also scoring individual nods. FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Big Little Lies also fared well, earning five nominations a piece.

The winners — including those in the film categories, which you can read here — will be announced during a live ceremony airing Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
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First look at Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel in Good Omens

As production continues on Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, the studio has released the first picture of Mad Men star Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel. The series is currently filming in the UK for a 2019 premiere date. Hamm will be starring opposite Michael Sheen (Passengers) as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant (Doctor Who) as the demon Crowley. Check it out below…

“I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago,” Jon Hamm said. “I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

“Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed,” Gaiman said. “We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act.
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Good Omens casts its Beelzebub and Horsemen

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens has just filled out several more of its cast.

The series has found three of four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as well as the ultimate demon Beelzebub for the Amazon and BBC Two series. Anna Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane) will star as Beelzebub while Mireille Enos (The Killing) will play War, Lourdes Faberes (Knightfall) as Pollution and Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) as Famine.

On Martin’s casting, Gaiman said “We already have a stellar cast, and now Anna Maxwell Martin will be the Beelzebub of our dreams. Well, nightmares.”

“A script this clever, this smart, this current is very rare,” said Enos. “How could I turn down playing one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse??? Especially with the incredible group who’s come together to make it. It’s going to be Fun!”

“It’s a gift for
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Little Kids Rock Gala Raises $1.3 Million For Music Education

Last week, Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools, raised $1.3 million at their annual benefit.

Mike Myers, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McKean and Darlene Love

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The evening, which honored Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and City Winery CEO Michael Dorf, was held at the PlayStation Theater.

Costello was presented with the Rocker of the Year Award by actor Mike Myers, and Raitt received the Lifetime Achievement Award from her friend Harry Connick Jr. Grammy nominated soul singer Bettye Lavette, who performed Blackbird during the ceremony, presented to Dorf, who was honored for his extensive philanthropic work, including efforts on behalf of expanding music education for underprivileged youth through the annually produced “Music of” tribute concerts.

Harry Connick Jr Speaks At Little Kids Rock Benefit

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‘Spinal Tap’ Actors File Amended Complaint, Seek Ability to Reclaim Copyrights

‘Spinal Tap’ Actors File Amended Complaint, Seek Ability to Reclaim Copyrights
Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, the four co-creators of the band at the center of the 1984 “mockumentary” film “This is Spinal Tap,” have filed amendments to their ongoing lawsuit filed against Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for alleged underpayment of music royalties in the film, including adding Umg as a defendant and seeking the right to reclaim their copyrights to the film, its songs and characters.

In October 2016, Shearer’s Century of Progress Productions sued Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for $125 million for the alleged underpayment of music royalties. The lawsuit said Vivendi reported only $98 in total income from soundtrack music sales between 1989 and 2006, and just $81 in worldwide merchandising income. Guest, and companies belonging to Reiner and McKean, were later added to the complaint.

Vivendi argued that three of the co-creators’ companies, which sought up to $400 million in damages, did not have the legal right to sue. In September
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'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Now Seeks Confirmation That Creators Reclaimed Rights

'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Now Seeks Confirmation That Creators Reclaimed Rights
Spinal Tap co-creators Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest have now filed an amended complaint in their $400 million lawsuit against Vivendi.

A few weeks ago, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the companies belonging to three of the actors didn't have standing to sue, but opened the door to them suing individually as third-party beneficiaries of contracts. And so that's what's happening, although the plaintiffs are still attempting to clarify why their loan-out companies should be able to move forward.

But the amended complaint (read here) brings other additions.

For one thing, the...
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Better Call Saul: Is the AMC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture WatchAre Jimmy McGill's days numbered? Has the Better Call Saul TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Better Call Saul season four. 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 AMC cable channel, Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito. This Breaking Bad prequel kicks off six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. In the early 2000s, Saul is still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill. He’s trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s
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Greenlit: Projects Featuring Big Stars Like Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn + Connie Britton Are Casting

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “The Irishman”The cast list is already packed on Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” with Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and more, but they’re not quite done rounding it out. Anna Paquin has just joined the film as De Niro’s daughter. Production is currently underway in New York City and the surrounding area, and will continue into early 2018. Ellen Lewis Casting is handling principal casting, and you have a shot at booking a background role right here on Backstage! “Good Omens”Production photos from BBC and Amazon’s “Good Omens” have been showing up since the shoot began recently in the U.K. Filming might be underway for the novel adaptation,
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Jon Hamm to play archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens

As production continues on Neil Gaiman’s TV adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, it has been announced that Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) has joined the cast of the six-part series as the archangel Gabriel – a role that is being expanded from that of the novel.

“Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel,” said Gaiman. “There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”

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Jon Hamm Set to Play The Archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman's Good Omens Series

Mad Men star Jon Hamm has joined David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the series adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel Good Omens.

Hamm will take on the role of the archangel Gabriel, who is the primary messenger of God. The character doesn't have a big role in the book, but he will have a bigger role in the series. When talking about that, Gaiman had this to say in a statement:

“When ‘Good Omens’ was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost 30 years later, I started writing ‘Good Omens’ for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”

Jon Hamm is apparently a big fan of Neil Gaiman's novel and when talking about joining the project,
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Spinal Tap Lawsuit: Harry Shearer Pledges “Loudest Band Will Be Heard” As Judge Breaks Up Group For Now

Spinal Tap Lawsuit: Harry Shearer Pledges “Loudest Band Will Be Heard” As Judge Breaks Up Group For Now
Spinal Tap has broken up yet again — at least in court — though a reunion is pretty much guaranteed: A U.S. District Court judge yesterday dropped Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner and Michael McKean from a $400 million lawsuit against Vivendi, leaving Christopher Guest temporarily as a solo act with his cohorts pledging to re-join the legal stage. “Vivendi thought we would be made to go away,” said Shearer in a statement. “Well, not today, not tomorrow, nor the next day…
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'Spinal Tap': Judge Allows $400 Million Lawsuit to Proceed

'Spinal Tap': Judge Allows $400 Million Lawsuit to Proceed
A judge denied Vivendi's request to dismiss the $400 million lawsuit brought forth by the creators of This Is Spinal Tap.

In Thursday's ruling, U.S. District Court Dolly Gee ruled that Spinal Tap co-writer Christopher Guest's lawsuit against rights holder Vivendi could continue to trial. However, fellow This Is Spinal Tap co-stars and co-creators Harry Shearer and Michael McKean and director Rob Reiner were dismissed due to the fact they joined the lawsuit as their respective "loan out companies" as opposed to their own names.

In a statement following the ruling,
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Harry Shearer, Fraud Claim Dismissed From ‘Spinal Tap’ Lawsuit

Harry Shearer, Fraud Claim Dismissed From ‘Spinal Tap’ Lawsuit
Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner and Michael McKean were dismissed Thursday from a profits lawsuit around the classic 1984 rock comedy “This Is Spinal Tap.” U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee granted Vivendi’s motion to dismiss the three, along with a fraud claim, although she allowed the case of co-creator Christopher Guest’s case to proceed. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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In October 2016, Shearer’s Century of Progress Productions sued Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for $125 million for the alleged underpayment of music royalties in the film. The lawsuit said that Vivendi reported only $98 in total income from soundtrack music sales between 1989 and 2006, and just $81 in worldwide merchandising income. Guest, and companies belonging to Reiner and McKean, were later added to the complaint.

Vivendi argued that the co-creators, who sought up to $400 million in damages, did
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