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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, Homeland, The 100, Once, Tvd, Younger, The Mindy Project and More

15 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Anything on next week’s Bones finale? —Jenna

Ausiello: Prepare for a twist ending to rival all twist endings, setting up a doozy of a 12th and final season. “We’ve pulled out all the stops,” declares Bones exec producer Jonathan Collier of Thursday’s closer. “We’re really trying to challenge our characters, challenge our relationships, challenge even the safety of those we love and wrapping it up with an incredible surprise. [The Puppeteer Killer storyline] goes to a place »

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Editorial: Michael Peña: Man, Myth, Legend

8 July 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In case you aren’t aware, Michael Peña is one of the best actors in the business. Is he capable of tugging on the heart strings? Yes. Can he turn up the intensity and get serious? Yes. Is he one of the funniest comedic actors of our generation when he decides to be? Without a doubt. So, what do we know about our favorite Chicagoan (No disrespect to Kanye West and Chance the Rapper, tied for 2nd)? Well, Wikipedia has kept Michael’s history pretty vague. Mostly telling you about his family and his work. But, there is no mention of the many legends of Michael Peña.

Ask anyone in a bar around 1 pm if they know Michael Peña. Grab a seat first, because you are in for a tale. While I cannot claim these are facts, the following glimpses into the legend that is Michael Peña will give you a new respect for him. »

- Tyler Richardson

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Review: ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 4 Fulfills Every Binge Viewer’s Dream

5 July 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Mindy Project” Season 4 is over. No, really. It just ended; not last December, when it took a midseason break; not in May, when broadcast sitcoms all wrapped up. The finale, “Homewrecker,” debuted Tuesday, July 5 on Hulu, and… it’s pretty good! We’ll dig into the epic fantasy creator Mindy Kaling has materialized for her character shortly, but that’s not actually why her Fox-turned-Hulu series is an accomplishment like no other in 2016.

In an era when we’re lucky to get 13 episodes of an original series from any network, streaming or otherwise, “The Mindy Project” delivered more content than even the immensely high standards of broadcast television. Twenty-six half-hours of TV is an incredible number to knock out in less than a year (“New Girl,” “Mindy’s” old partner on Fox, made 22), and it’s set the series up to be the ultimate binge for any TV fan. »

- Ben Travers

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Review: ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 4 Fulfills Every Binge Viewer’s Dream

5 July 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Mindy Project” Season 4 is over. No, really. It just ended; not last December, when it took a midseason break; not in May, when broadcast sitcoms all wrapped up. The finale, “Homewrecker,” debuted Tuesday, July 5 on Hulu, and… it’s pretty good! We’ll dig into the epic fantasy creator Mindy Kaling has materialized for her character shortly, but that’s not actually why her Fox-turned-Hulu series is an accomplishment like no other in 2016.

In an era when we’re lucky to get 13 episodes of an original series from any network, streaming or otherwise, “The Mindy Project” delivered more content than even the immensely high standards of broadcast television. Twenty-six half-hours of TV is an incredible number to knock out in less than a year (“New Girl,” “Mindy’s” old partner on Fox, made 22), and it’s set the series up to be the ultimate binge for any TV fan. »

- Ben Travers

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The Mindy Project Has a Man Problem

5 July 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers from the season finale of The Mindy Project. If you haven't watched yet, you may want to look away now. Don't say we didn't warn you! A funny thing happened during The Mindy Project season four. Well, maybe "funny" isn't the right word, all things considered. In its first full season at its new home, Hulu, the series seemed to lose its grasp on how to write a romantic male lead that doesn't come off as a complete and total lech. Whether it was the complete undoing of everything we'd come to understand of the personality of our beloved Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) or the addition of the off-putting Jody (Garret Dillahunt), Mindy Kaling and »

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The Mindy Project Season Finale Recap: Trapped! (And the Closet)

5 July 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Mindy Project‘s Season 4 finale simultaneously gave Mindy-Danny fans exactly what they wanted (more Danny!) and what they dreaded (more Danny being Danny!). But did Dr. C finally ‘fess up about getting married? Read on to find out.

Related Mindy Project: Chris Messina Returning for Season 5 But Not as a Series Regular

Dan The (Passive-aggressive) Man | Danny starts the episode with good intentions: He’s going to tell Mindy about his upcoming wedding, and hand her an invitation to it, during a Leo hand-off session. But Dr. C chickens out, and instead drops the envelope in the mail for Mindy to discover later on. »

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17 times movies and TV shows were refused rights to songs

30 June 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 1, 2016

Not every artist is happy to have their song featured in a particular TV show or film. Here are 17 times the rights were refused...

It's not only political campaigns that inspire musical artists to exercise the power of veto on the use of their songs. For reasons of finance, reputation, ego, taste and more, the following TV shows and films weren't able to secure the use of the recordings they originally sought...

Frank SinatraGoodfellas

This Express piece quotes an Empire Magazine interview with Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker in which she relates how the original plan was to have Frank Sinatra’s original recording of My Way play over the end credits of modern gangster classic Goodfellas instead of the Sid Vicious cover that was eventually used.

Sinatra would never let Marty use his music,” explains Schoonmaker, “which is too bad because Marty may »

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Interview with Director Rob Spera for ‘The Sweet Life’

24 June 2016 3:27 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Suicide is a drastic decision until love complicates the matter.

In an unconventional comedy drama, it follows Kenny Parker (Chris Messina) and Lolita Nowicki (Abigail Spencer), who are suffering from their own personal demons, traveling across the country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide together. Their suicide pact gets complicated as they start to fall in love.

The film had its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this month.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with director Rob Spera.

Watch the interview below.

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- Gig Patta

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Ben Affleck’s new directorial project “Live by Night” might be jumping into 2016

21 June 2016 3:42 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Well, it’s just speculation right now, but this is potentially some very exciting news. Word trickled down over the weekend that Warner Brothers has moved the release date of Ben Affleck’s next project behind the camera, the crime epic Live by Night. Originally, we were scheduled to get it in October of this year, before it was delayed a year to October of 2017, partly to accommodate Affleck becoming Batman. Now, we’ve gotten notice that the WB has it opening in early January of 2017, which is right where American Sniper hit a few years back. As such, it’s almost a foregone conclusion now that it’ll get a qualifying run in December and be a part of the 2016 awards season. Make room folks, as a huge new contender could be joining the early stages of the race, potentially as the last player we’ll get this year. »

- Joey Magidson

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Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ Pushed Nine Months; ‘Lego Movie 2’ Delayed

17 June 2016 7:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has pushed Gerard Butler drama “Geostorm” back nine months to Oct. 20, 2017, and delayed “The Lego Movie 2” until 2019.

The studio has also moved Ben Affleck’s crime drama “Live by Night” forward nine months to Jan. 13, 2017 — which had been the slot for “Geostorm.” Affleck directed “Live by Night” from his own script, adapted from the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The film stars Affleck, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper and Elle Fanning.

Finally, Warner Bros. moved its Ed Helms-Owen Wilson comedy “Bastards,” produced by Alcon, back to two months from Nov. 4 to Jan. 27.

Warner Bros. has two other Lego movies coming in 2017 — “Lego Batman” on Feb. 10 and “Ninjago” on Sept. 17. “The Lego Movie 2″ will open on Feb. 8, 2019,” utilizing the same opening weekend that “The Lego Movie” had in 2014.

The Lego Movie” was a surprise success, opening with a $69 million weekend domestically. »

- Dave McNary

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Scott’s Los Angeles Film Festival Dispatch, Part One

15 June 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Independent cinema is the clear focus at La Film Fest. This doesn’t mean they’re completely clear of the sort of pre-packaged, studio-lite fare that tends to climb awards-season ladders into our multiplexes – this year’s festival featured films starring Chris Messina, Idris Elba, Alfred Molina, Gemma Arterton, Gael Garcia Bernal, Gillian Jacobs, and Topher Grace, plus The Conjuring 2, an outright studio film. And even those films without such attachments are not entirely free from the influence, following familiar beats and a sort of glossy presentation in an attempt to “fit in” with the big boys. The extent to which these films could truly be called “independent” is thus debatable, and lends a sort of discomfort to aligning them with truly adventurous voices. That disparity is most evident in four thrillers that played at the festival, which range from practically begging to be let in to actively refusing any sense of acceptance. »

- Scott Nye

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23 Surprises, Oddities, and Oversights in This Year’s Emmys Ballot

15 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Lemonade and Horace and Pete are in, and Chris Messina is a ... lead on The Mindy Project? »

- Jackson McHenry

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Mindy Kaling on the Freedom of Hulu, ‘Mindy Project’ Future: ‘I Have an Ending in Mind’

14 June 2016 4:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mindy Kaling does not miss the panicky day-after phone calls that are a way of life for showrunners on network TV series.

The Mindy Project’s” move from Fox to Hulu last year for its fourth season has been a creatively “freeing” process that has been invigorating, Kaling told the crowd Tuesday at Variety’s TV Summit.

The lack of pressure that comes with overnight ratings reports is a welcome relief, Kaling said during her keynote conversation with Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister.

“I don’t know what the ratings are. They tell me we’re doing great and that’s it,” Kaling said. “I think that’s great. I don’t need the Wednesday morning panicky feeling. The ratings from the [night before] govern your entire morning. I’m so happy not to be part of that anymore.”

Moreover, Kaling appreciates the certainty that she has on Hulu about the number of episodes for each season. “I know going in how many episodes it’s going to be. We go in planning our season, not hoping that one of your other friend’s shows dies so that you can get a back nine.”

“Mindy Project” delivered a whopping 26 episodes for its fourth season and has been renewed for Season 5. Although the workload was intense for Season 4, Kaling kept her staff lean by design. She has a co-showrunner in Matt Warburton and Howard Klein as exec producer to liaise with the network and handle other business-centric matters that crop up. And her writers room is only a handful of people by choice. “When I was on ‘The Office’ we did 22-24 episodes with a staff of seven or eight writers. I like the feeling as a writer that the show is going to be good or bad based on your contribution to it. I like that feeling of being on the hook.”

Season 5 is likely to run 16 episodes, broken up into eight-episode blocks, she said.

Kaling referenced the twists and turns that the show has experienced as being a good education for her as a showrunner and as a leader. “Mindy Project” was initially developed for NBC, then got picked up as a series at Fox, and then moved to Hulu when Fox dropped it because “Mindy” reruns had performed so well for Hulu.

Kaling gave a shout-out to former Universal Television president Bela Bajaria for showing her by example how to be an effective leader. Kaling was on camping vacation in Montana with her “30 Rock” writer Tracey Wigfield last summer when she got the call that Fox was dropping “Mindy Project” after three seasons.

Bajaria “neither luxuriates in praise or in failure,” Kaling said. “She told me ‘Fox is opting not to pick up the show and we’re going to have it on Hulu.’ That was her plan. I think that’s very leader-y. When you’re a showrunner you’re not always bringing the best news to your staff. But I appreciated that she came with a plan. No one wants to see their leader say ‘I don’t know what we’re going to do.’ I really appreciated that she had a plan.”

Among other highlights from the conversation:

** Kaling credits the explosive growth of TV options for allowing her show to exist, especially in its current form where her ethnicity is not the central focus of the show. “For someone who looks like me — my career only exists in this new time when there is so much opportunity. As recently as five or six years ago minorities could only be on television if that was what the show was about. (But) the name of my show is ‘The Mindy Project’ not ‘The Indian Girl Project.’”

** How long does she envision “Mindy” running? “I have an ending in mind. I don’t know when it would be,” she said. She has aspirations to write and direct a movie and do other pilots. “I am tempted by a lot of other interesting things.”

** Kaling cited Tina Fey and Emma Thompson as important role models. Seeing Thompson nominated at the 1996 Oscars for both acting and writing was eye-opening for Kaling.

** Kaling is using “Sex and the City” as a guide for how it is handling the transition of the character of Danny that Chris Messina plays on “Mindy Project” in the fabric of the show. She cited how Chris Noth’s Mr. Big remained a presence on “Satc” even though he was not seen much in the later seasons. “He’s going to be in it — it’s just that not having him in every episode allows my character to have adventures without having the specter of my ex-husband there.”

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Joel McHale and Sarah Hyland Enter Hulu's Dimension 404

14 June 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Joel McHale‘s time at Greendale Community College is going to seem relatively normal compared to his next small-screen endeavor.

The star of CBS’ upcoming The Great Indoors will appear in an episode of Hulu’s Dimension 404, our sister site Deadline reports, playing the wacky creator of a matchmaking service. (Appropriately, McHale’s character’s name is — wait for it — Mr. Maker.) As you may have inferred, Mr. Maker’s service is the same one that matches Lea Michele and Robert Buckley’s characters; their casting was announced last week.

Additionally, Sarah Hyland will appear in a separate episode, in »

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Roots Remake to Stream on Hulu

14 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As part of a new deal with A+E Networks, Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription streaming rights to History’s well-received Roots remake.

“We’re so proud to welcome such a culturally important and highly-rated series… to Hulu,” said the streaming service’s head of content, Craig Erwich, in a statement. Roots’ Memorial Day premiere drew 5.3 million total viewers, making it the No. 1 mini premiere on cable since A+E’s Bonnie & Clyde three years earlier.

RelatedLea Michele, Robert Buckley Join Hulu Anthology Series Dimension 404

In addition to Roots, which will become available to stream in the fall, »

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Does Supergirl Need Superman? Is There Nashville Fat to Trim? Your Final Rizzoli Wishes? And More TV Qs

10 June 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Girl Meets World, Supergirl, UnREAL and The Americans!

1 | We get that it was meant to reflect a big change in the characters’ lives, but could Girl Meets World have made high school seem any more terrifying or depressing? (It ain’t prison, people!) And how did the seniors get Riley’s home address to pay her a visit at the bay window?

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on The Flash, Chicago Fire, Outlander, Gotham, Bones, »

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Mindy Kaling Addresses Chris Messina's The Mindy Project Future

9 June 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If recent reports about Chris Messina no longer being a series regular on The Mindy Project for the show's upcoming fifth season (it's second at new home Hulu) had you as concerned as we were that our favorite dancing doctor Danny Castellano would be missing in action, Mindy Kaling is here to ease your fears. "When people hear that, I think that they sometimes get worried that they're not going to see him, but he was in these past 13 episodes very frequently and they share a child, so I don't want to scare people off about him not being in the show because the character is built into the fabric of the show, especially as the father of Mindy's child," Kaling told E! News at The Mindy Project's »

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Lea Michele, Robert Buckley Join Hulu Anthology Series Dimension 404

8 June 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Forget serial killers and zombies — Lea Michele (Scream Queens) and Robert Buckley (iZombie) are about to face the greatest enemy of all: the world of online dating.

RelatedDeadbeat Cancelled at Hulu

The duo has been cast in a standalone episode of Dimension 404, a new Hulu series which explores the “weird side of the web.” The anthology series, also from RocketJump and Lionsgate, has been ordered for six episodes.

Michele will play Amanda, a type-a lady who resorts to a matchmaking service after a messy breakup. She’s paired with Adam (Buckley), who makes things weird by dropping the L-bomb way »

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TV News Roundup: ‘Outcast’ Premiere Sets Cinemax Record, Amazon Acquires ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6

7 June 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sarah Evans will appear in the “Chrisley Knows Best” finale, Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast” is breaking ratings records for Cinemax and more in today’s TV news Roundup. 

Casting

Sara Evans will guest star in the season 4 summer finale of USA Network’s hit reality series “Chrisley Knows Best” airing Tuesday, June 14 at 10 p.m.

Evans teamed up with star Todd Chrisley for a special duet entitled “Infinite Love,” which will be performed in the finale episode and is available for pre-orders on iTunes beginning June 7.

“Todd and I had so much fun together in the studio working on ‘Infinite Love’! My family watches and loves “Chrisley Knows Best’ each week, which makes my duet with Todd even sweeter,” said Evans. “I can’t wait for fans to see the episode and hear the song.”

Chris Messina will not be a series regular when the “Mindy Project” returns for its fifth season, »

- Lamarco McClendon

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The Mindy Project Review: We Need to Talk About Jody

7 June 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The news broke earlier today of Chris Messina’s downgrade from series regular to guest star for the upcoming fifth season of The Mindy Project. Needless to say, I was distracted with the implications of what that could possibly mean for the direction of the show’s future as I watched this episode. All signs are pointing to an inevitable Jody and Mindy romance especially as they’re both now aware of their feelings for the other. Jody usually moves so slowly to do anything with his Southern drawl that Mindy was rightfully surprised to return from Texas to see he’s got a

The Mindy Project Review: We Need to Talk About Jody »

- Jen Winkler

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