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Three Cheers for this casting.
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The show’s star and Ep. Mindy Kaling, teased the character’s arrival earlier this week at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour.
“The wonderful thing about the character is the trope of the mother-in-law-type figure who doesn’t like the girl is so pervasive, it’s like, ‘Ok, how do we »
Mindy Lahiri's boyfriends on The Mindy Project range from the really weird to the really, really wonderful, but there's nobody quite like Danny Castellano. Chris Messina's studly character is a man's man with a big heart, and whether he's doling out stubborn advice or whipping out impressive dance moves, he manages to win our hearts over and over again. Mindy and Danny's road to romance has definitely had its fair share of ups and downs, but this week, Mindy Kaling shared new insights into how their relationship will shift in season three: "Seeing two characters like that who are so different and would make virtually the opposite decision in every part of their day try to date has been really fun." Ahead of the upcoming season, which kicks off on Sept. 16, let's relive some of Danny Castellano's many swoon-worthy moments! »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.
- Jeff Labrecque
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.
World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”
International titles world-preeming on the »
- Jennie Punter
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »
- Gregory Ellwood
A few more details about the much-anticipated Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode were spilled today at Fox’s comedy showrunners panel at Television Critics Association press tour.
The Sept. 28 season premiere of Family Guy, which sends the Griffins to Springfield, will be double-sized. In addition to featuring Homer, his family, and various Springfield residents, Family Guy will include a cameo by Bob from Bob’s Burgers, according to Family Guy executive producer Rich Appel. While the episode was written solely by the Family Guy team, the Simpsons producers and writers were invited to the table read of the script and »
- Dan Snierson
The Mindy Project is set to return with a new season on Sept. 16, and we're already salivating over new details. Mindy Kaling appeared during Fox's Summer TCA day to discuss the show and dished on the direction they're headed for Mindy and Danny. "This whole season we've been having a lot of fun with the Danny character, played by Chris Messina, and my character as a couple," said Kaling. "Particularly how Mindy can get Danny into trouble the way Lucy would get with Desi. Seeing two characters like that who are so different and would make virtually the opposite decision in every part of their day try to date has been really fun." Kaling also teased an upcoming guest star for the next season: "We're very close to making an announcement about a very cool guest star who is going to recur on the show to play Danny's mom. We've »
- Maggie Pehanick
I’ve found that HBO’s The Newsroom has been a show the critics have wanted to berate but instead have found themselves taken in by the brilliance of the characters. Aaron Sorkin’s tremendous fictional ‘Television Newsroom’ spectacle has portrayed the day-to-day news in the way that most people would want to see it done and now returns this Fall for its final season.
There’s insurmountable coverage these days by supposed news journalism that usually ends up being nothing more than extended gossip, alongside unconsidered guess work. If you care about the world we live in, and keep up-to-date with your current affairs then The Newsroom brought back those hopes that such organisations once led with honesty and then -somehow – it might come back one day in Western society.
Of course, Sorkin had the advantage of reinventing old news coverage – by the series being set in the past »
- Dan Bullock
How many different characters does Tatiana Maslany have to play to score an Emmy nomination?
The Orphan Black star’s absence from the 2014 Emmy nominations list was just one of the oversights that had fans howling Thursday morning.
And yet, overall, there were plenty of reasons for TV fans to get excited. HBO’s fan-favorite Game of Thrones led with 19 nominations, while FX’s outstanding newcomer Fargo was right behind with 18. HBO’s new comedy Silicon Valley broke into the best comedy ranks, while fellow HBO newcomer True Detective was honored for best drama. Plus there were first-time noms for »
- James Hibberd
Emmy nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 10 by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. The pundits and critics have come to a consensus on the most likely nominees out of the numerous television shows on the air: a showdown between Breaking Bad and True Detective in Best Drama Series, Modern Family accruing a number of nominations at the cost of other comedy series. But what about the long shots? These performers and series would make deserving nominees, but for various reasons, are not expected to hear their names called. Here are five dream nominations in each of the major Comedy categories.
(Note: I only considered a nominee a long shot if it was actually submitted to that category. For example, I could not select Bob’s Burgers as Best Comedy Series, since it was submitted in the Animation categories instead. I also considered nominees only in the category they were submitted; for example, »
- George Morvis
July 10 can’t get here soon enough.
Related TVLine’s Dream Nominees for… Lead Actor in a Comedy | Lead Actress in a Comedy | Supporting Actor in a Comedy | Supporting Actress in a Comedy | Outstanding Drama | Lead Actor in a Drama | Lead Actress in a Drama | Supporting Actor in a »
The Mindy Project may be a smart, silly, starry-eyed comedy about an urban gynecologist looking for love, but executive producer Matt Warburton says the Fox series’ second season took major inspiration from AMC’s gritty Rick Grimes and his haggard band of zombie fighters.
When Fox offered Mindy the chance to take a midseason break, the Ep tells TVLine, the team behind Shulman & Associates saw “a tremendous opportunity.”
“The way we thought of it, at least, was the way that The Walking Dead does it, where they split their season into two chunks,” he says. “There’s a natural climax in the middle. »
The first major awards ceremony honoring this past year’s accomplishments on the small screen took place last night as Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards from the Beverly Hilton. I’ve always preferred the Critics’ Choice Awards to the Emmys, just because my views tend to line up more with the members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. This year was no different, as a number of highly deserving actors, actresses and shows were honored.
Allison Janney was the clear winner last night, taking home two Critics’ Choice TV Awards. The actress won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her devastating work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and also tied with Orange is the New Black actress Kate Mulgrew for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as the title character on CBS’s Mom.
FX’s Fargo also had a great night, »
- Isaac Feldberg
It's TV time! Shows like Orange Is the New Black and Breaking Bad were the big winners at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards on Thursday, June 19, in Beverly Hills. Host Cedric the Entertainer was joined by stars like Diane Kruger, Laura Prepon, Chris Messina, Shane West, and more! Check out the complete list of nominees and winners below. Best Drama Series *Breaking Bad (AMC) The Americans (FX) Game of Thrones (HBO) The Good Wife (CBS) Masters of Sex (Showtime) True Detective (HBO) Best Actor in a [...] »
The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots last week. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest. We are, as always, playing by the Emmy rules, which means we can't argue for someone who didn't submit themselves (say, Alan Cumming for "The Good Wife"), can't move someone from lead to supporting or vice versa, and can't declare that "True Detective" is a miniseries and therefore clear more room in the drama categories. I'm also obviously limited by what I watched and what I haven't. I think I saw maybe three episodes of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" this season, for instance, and while I like the show a lot, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Some of the biggest shows on television went head to head. Here's who came out on top.
All the hottest names in TV turned out for the 2014 Critics Choice Television Awards on June 19, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Cedric the Entertainer hosted the gala event presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, and the night was really a battle between two cable channels.
Premiere pay-cable network HBO had a whopping 18 nominations, but in a show of strength for a smaller cable channel, FX topped that with 19. Meanwhile, the big contenders for individual shows were the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, the CBS drama The Good Wife, FX's crime dramedy Fargo, Showtime's drama series Masters Of Sex and HBO's The Normal Heart, all getting five noms each.
Also, Netflix struck a blow against the traditional television hierarchy with their original series Orange Is The New Black competing in several key categories.
So, with all »
At the Critics’ Choice Television Awards on Thursday, Allison Janney nabbed two prizes — but she had to share one.
The veteran actress won for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, and she split Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series with Kate Mulgrew (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) for her work in CBS’ Mom. Other big winners included FX’s Fargo, which won for Best Mini-Series, Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series (Billy Bob Thornton), and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series (newcomer Allison Tolman »
- Katie Atkinson
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were held Thursday night at the Beverly Hills Hilton, and FX’s Fargo and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black did best, you betcha, winning three times each.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Drama Series
Winner – Breaking Bad
Best Actor In A Drama Series
The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. (Btja) handed out the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19. The kudocast was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and aired live on the CW. To see our full report on the winners, click here. Best Comedy Series "The Big Bang Theory" "Broad City" "Louie" X -- "Orange Is the New Black" "Silicon Valley" "Veep" -Break- Best Comedy Actor Louie Ck, "Louie" Chris Messina, "The Mindy Project" Thomas Middleditch, "Silicon Valley" X -- Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" Adam Scott, "Parks and Recreation" Robin Williams, "The Crazy Ones" Best Comedy Actress Ilana Glazer, "Broad City" X -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" Wendi McLendon-Covey, "The Goldbergs" Amy Schum »
Hollywood's brightest small screen stars stepped out on Thursday night to honor TV's finest at the Critics' Choice Television Awards. The ceremony, an important precursor to the Emmys, awarded trophies to a mix of newcomers on the rise and past winners, and was not without a few surprises (there was even a tie!).
FX was the one to beat -- the network took home five wins. HBO followed by receiving four awards, even though "True Detective" was taken out in the Best Drama Series category by "Breaking Bad." "Orange Is the New Black" won Best Comedy Series, and its cast members Uzo Aduba and Kate Mulgrew both walked away with trophies.
Here is the full list of nominees and winners:
Best Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" (AMC) *Winner
'"The Americans" (FX)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"'The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Masters of Sex" (Showtime)
"True Detective" (HBO)
Best Actor In A Drama Series
- Alana Altmann
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