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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

16 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

16 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Feud’s’ Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange on Recreating Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

22 April 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The riveting performances by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in FX’s “Feud” have shown the deeper story of two Hollywood legends. The show’s cast and producers, led by Ryan Murphy, reunited for a screening of the season one finale and a panel to talk about how the idea of making the show scared everyone at first.

Murphy praised the leading ladies, saying, “Jessica and Susan lean into their fears. It was intimidating to recreate these huge icons.” Sarandon said that after being approached to play Davis in various projects, “Feud” was “the scariest right thing” in which to finally tackle playing the Hollywood legend.

Lange commented on playing Joan Crawford: “Joan was a great mystery. She created ‘Joan Crawford,’ a character she played as a collaboration between her and MGM and she played it for fifty years. What fascinated me about her was not playing the role of »

- Diane Gordon

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'Feud' Stars Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina Share Takeaways From the Series Finale

22 April 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

If there's one thing to take away from the first season of Ryan Murphy's FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, about the rivalry between screen legends Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), it's that being a woman in Hollywood is still difficult.

"Aging is hard, and being a woman is hard," executive producer Tim Minear told THR on the red carpet at a screening of the finale at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, which also served as a filming location for the series, on Friday night. "I would say a great thing that people could take away from »

- Jean Bentley

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Subject for Possible ‘Feud’ Season 3 Has Already Been Determined

19 April 2017 6:06 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first season of Ryan Murphy’s “Feud” — centered on Bette Davis and Joan Crawford — has yet to conclude (the finale airs on April 23), but the team is already thinking two steps ahead. Season 2, it has been announced, will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and at a finale screening Tuesday evening the creators revealed that a concept for a possible third iteration has already been determined.

“I will be [involved in future seasons],” said Tim Minear co-showrunner on the first season. “Not the Diana season, but possibly a third season.” And does he know the subject? “Oh yeah, I do … and I won’t [tell],” he teased.

Murphy is in the midst of finding his Diana for Season 2, and said he is currently taking meetings. “It’s all going to be new people,” he said. “It’s a whole new crowd.”

The first season of “Feud” follows Davis and Crawford through the creation of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane »

- Seth Kelley

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Every Little Thing We've Heard About American Horror Story Season 7

10 April 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Surprise, surprise: we're nearly six months out from the finale of American Horror Story: Roanoke and we still know precious little about the next installment. Unlike the silent, painful months leading up to last year's premiere, though, we do have a few spare details that hint at what's to come. We also have a very interesting preliminary cast. But we're not ones to twiddle our thumbs and wait. We're digging around to figure out as much as we can about season seven. Naturally, the best place to start is with the actors and creators themselves, so we've compiled every mysterious quote that we've heard so far. Ryan Murphy's basing it around the 2016 election. "I don't have a title, but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through. I think that will be interesting for a lot of people. »

- Ryan Roschke

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If This Is True, American Horror Story's New Season Is Going to Be Wild

29 March 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The seventh season of American Horror Story is already shaping up to be the wildest season ever. Creator Ryan Murphy thrown us all for a loop by revealing an "election" theme for the installment, and now we have some crazy theories from the cast (plus a few theories of our own). At this year's Ahs panel as part of the annual Paleyfest in La, things got even weirder. During the panel, Ahs cocreator Tim Minear revealed how they came up with part of the plot for the season more than a year ago, during the preliminary planning stages of Roanoke. "At the beginning of every season, in order to secure the tax benefit, you have to give a synopsis of what you're doing," Minear explained. "That was not Ok with Ryan [Murphy], but we had to give them something, so we made up this completely batsh*t thing for those two paragraphs. »

- Ryan Roschke

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‘American Horror Story’: Sarah Paulson Reveals Which Characters She’d Resurrect — Paleyfest 2017

27 March 2017 1:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

During the final night of PaleyFest La, the always intense “American Horror Story” fanbase zeroed in on fan favorite Sarah Paulson, to the point that Kathy Bates took great pleasure in dubbing Paulson “the People’s Princess.” It was all in good fun, though, as the cast goofily bantered back and forth — and, in the case of Cuba Gooding Jr., twerked.

Read More: ‘American Horror Story’ Renewed for Two More Seasons at FX

Unfortunately, executive producers Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear spent the night relatively secretive about the upcoming Season 7 of American Horror Story — all we know, so far, is that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will definitely be returning as leads, and that the season would have something to do with the 2016 election. Falchuk did say, though, that any fan of the series should “set your TiVo.” ‘

The cast was still happy to share details from this past season, »

- Maya Reddy

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‘American Horror Story’: Sarah Paulson Reveals Which Characters She’d Resurrect — Paleyfest 2017

27 March 2017 1:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

During the final night of PaleyFest La, the always intense “American Horror Story” fanbase zeroed in on fan favorite Sarah Paulson, to the point that Kathy Bates took great pleasure in dubbing Paulson “the People’s Princess.” It was all in good fun, though, as the cast goofily bantered back and forth — and, in the case of Cuba Gooding Jr., twerked.

Read More: ‘American Horror Story’ Renewed for Two More Seasons at FX

Unfortunately, executive producers Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear spent the night relatively secretive about the upcoming Season 7 of American Horror Story — all we know, so far, is that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will definitely be returning as leads, and that the season would have something to do with the 2016 election. Falchuk did say, though, that any fan of the series should “set your TiVo.” ‘

The cast was still happy to share details from this past season, »

- Maya Reddy

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‘American Horror Story’: Sarah Paulson Wants to Reprise Her ‘Coven’ Character

27 March 2017 6:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

PaleyFest La wrapped its week of TV panels with FX’s “American Horror Story: Roanoke.”

Executive producer Brad Falchuk revisited his original interest in the concept of “Roanoke” during a Q&A on Sunday at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

“Even before the show, we were always fascinated by it. It’s one of the few American mysteries so it was always in the back of our head. It was nice to have something that had just a kernel of truth in it and we could fill in whatever we want,” said Falchuk.

“Every season we’ve always tried to do something different. We really wanted to be as scary as possible. I wanted to beat the hell out of the cast in a different way,” he added.

Sarah Paulson, who played three characters during “Roanoke,” including reprising “Asylum’s” Lana Winters, compared this season to her previous ones on show.

“Usually »

- Maria Cavassuto

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6 Things We Learned About Noah Hawley, ‘Fargo,’ and ‘Legion’ at SXSW

11 March 2017 4:05 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“It’s a weird-ass show.”

During an hour-long chat at SXSW, this was probably the most obvious thing Noah Hawley said. The Austin-based writer, director, and showrunner was referring to “Legion,” but such a blunt descriptor could certainly apply to “Fargo” as well.

Hawley covered both of his signature FX shows and much more during a conversation with Philipp Meyer, the creator of AMC’s upcoming western, “The Son” (which is set to premiere at SXSW on Sunday). Below, we’ve pulled out all the highlights from Hawley’s talk, and we can safely say they’re anything but obvious.

Legion” Season 1 will have an ending.

Hawley was far more comfortable talking about “Legion,” which is currently airing its first season on FX, than “Fargo,” which doesn’t return until April 19. That’s not typically the case with creators and returning shows, but “Fargo” starts a new story each season, »

- Ben Travers

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6 Things We Learned About Noah Hawley, ‘Fargo,’ and ‘Legion’ at SXSW

11 March 2017 4:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“It’s a weird-ass show.”

During an hour-long chat at SXSW, this was probably the most obvious thing Noah Hawley said. The Austin-based writer, director, and showrunner was referring to “Legion,” but such a blunt descriptor could certainly apply to “Fargo” as well.

Hawley covered both of his signature FX shows and much more during a conversation with Philipp Meyer, the creator of AMC’s upcoming western, “The Son” (which is set to premiere at SXSW on Sunday). Below, we’ve pulled out all the highlights from Hawley’s talk, and we can safely say they’re anything but obvious.

Legion” Season 1 will have an ending.

Hawley was far more comfortable talking about “Legion,” which is currently airing its first season on FX, than “Fargo,” which doesn’t return until April 19. That’s not typically the case with creators and returning shows, but “Fargo” starts a new story each season, »

- Ben Travers

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Exclusive: Why Susan Sarandon Finally Said Yes to Bette Davis

3 March 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Though she’s been offered the chance to play Bette Davis her entire career, Susan Sarandon wasn’t keen on bringing a caricature of the iconic actress to the screen, especially in a movie that didn’t dig deep into her story. “It’s not enough to think Bette Davis is cool,” Sarandon tells Et. “What do you do with her then? It’s really a challenge to make an audience experience something in that moment -- and not just a camp impersonation of somebody, because that’s going to get tired really quickly.”

In fact, when the first installment of Ryan Murphy’s new FX anthology series Feud (premiering Sunday, March 5), about the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Davis (Sarandon) during their collaboration on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, was first presented to Sarandon as a film, the actress passed on it. “You still need a good script,” she says, not »

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Ryan Murphy Talks the Inception of ‘Feud,’ Meeting Bette Davis

2 March 2017 12:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wednesday night featured a who’s who of the Ryan Murphy universe as the writer/producer/director premiered his latest FX anthology, “Feud,” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Starring four Academy Award-winning actresses — Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Kathy Bates — playing four Academy Award-winning actresses (Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, and Joan Blondell, respectively) the new eight-episode anthology chronicles the rivalry between Crawford and Davis as they set out to make “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” in the later years of their career.

Lange stole the collective breath away from the gathered crowd when she arrived at a still-blocked-off Hollywood Boulevard in the same classic Cadillac Coupe DeVille that Crawford drives away in at the 1961 Golden Globe Awards during the show’s first episode.

“I have to believe that maybe it would please her,” Lange told Variety when asked how she felt Crawford might react to this story coming to the »

- Jeremy Blacklow

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'Feud' Premiere: Sexism, Ageism Talked About on Red Carpet

2 March 2017 10:18 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Ryan Murphy, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Catherine Zeta-Jones and the rest of the crew of FX's new series stepped onto the red carpet for the premiere on Wednesday night at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Created by Ryan Murphy, Feud: Betty and Joan focuses on the infamous rivalry between Joan Crawford (Lange) and Bette Davis (Sarandon) during and after filming their 1962 movie, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

"My favorite thing about television is that you can go to different times and kind of live in them," Tim Minear, co-writer and director of »

- Kara Haar

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American Horror Story: season 7 title finally revealed

16 February 2017 5:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The seventh season of American Horror Story now has an official title, and returning star Evan Peters is set to go through the wringer.

He's been teasing us relentlessly, but executive producer Ryan Murphy arrived at a huge, scheduled event during Sdcc yesterday and finally revealed the title of American Horror Story season 7, and it's American Horror Story: Cult.

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Murphy didn't disclose much else, but confirmed that the election-themed run of episodes will be the "heaviest season yet" for poor Evan Peters (X-Men: Days Of Future Past), who is playing a character called Kai this time around. Considering what his characters have been through in the past, that's saying something. We dread to think. 

Now we're waiting for the inevitably disturbing title sequence, which always seems to find its way online ahead of the premiere, so we can get »

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Ryan Murphy, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon Talk Hollywood Ageism, Sexism and Inspirations for ‘Feud’

14 February 2017 3:04 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As a kid growing up in Indiana in the 1970s, Ryan Murphy only ever penned two fan letters.

One was to actor Ron Palillo, better known as Horshack from “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He never wrote back. The other was to Bette Davis. She did write back.

The legendary actress’ response wasn’t gushy, which made it feel all the more authentic. “She didn’t write ‘Love, Bette Davis, Xoxoxo.’ It was like ‘Thanks for the letter. You’re sweet. Bette Davis,” Murphy recalled Tuesday during a luncheon panel session devoted to his latest FX series, “Feud,” which bows March 5.

Murphy’s first letter to Davis led to a running correspondence which eventually led to a meeting in Los Angeles about a month before the screen legend died in 1989. Nearly 30 years later, the prolific writer-director-producer is at the helm of the limited series that tells the story of Davis and Joan Crawford’s frenemy relationship during the making »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Will ‘Lean Into the Pain’ of Aging Actresses in Hollywood

12 January 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Feud: Bette and Joan” may focus on two of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, but it also highlights the struggle that actresses have trying to find work as they age into an industry that favors the young.

At the Television Critics Association panel for the series on Thursday, creator Ryan Murphy acknowledged that despite the campier aspects of the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and their collaboration on “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?,”  the series would also focus on the more emotional aspects of the women’s lives.

Read More: ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Atlanta’ Delays; Why FX Hits Sometimes Go on Long Hiatuses

He wanted to “lean into the pain and talk about the tragedy of their lives” and how they were “mistreated in the end.” After “Baby Jane,” both acclaimed actresses struggled to find compelling work. Crawford ended her career with the science fiction-horror film “Trog, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Will ‘Lean Into the Pain’ of Aging Actresses in Hollywood

12 January 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Feud: Bette and Joan” may focus on two of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, but it also highlights the struggle that actresses have trying to find work as they age into an industry that favors the young.

At the Television Critics Association panel for the series on Thursday, creator Ryan Murphy acknowledged that despite the campier aspects of the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and their collaboration on “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?,”  the series would also focus on the more emotional aspects of the women’s lives.

Read More: ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Atlanta’ Delays; Why FX Hits Sometimes Go on Long Hiatuses

He wanted to “lean into the pain and talk about the tragedy of their lives” and how they were “mistreated in the end.” After “Baby Jane,” both acclaimed actresses struggled to find compelling work. Crawford ended her career with the science fiction-horror film “Trog, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Americans, Archer, Feud: 2017 Premiere Dates Announced

12 January 2017 2:17 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Two returning favorites and one new TV series are coming soon to a screen near you, thanks to FX Networks: The Americans, Archer, and Feud.Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series, Feud, will premiere on FX Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Executive producing with Murphy are Tim Minear, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Dede Gardner, and Brad Pitt. The first season, Feud: Bette and Joan features the rivalry between Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange).As previously announced, The Americans TV show, starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, will end with its sixth season. The beginning of the end -- season five of The Americans debuts on FX Tuesday, March 7th at 10:00pm. Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor, Noah Emmerich, and Lev Gorn also star.In addition, Archer is moving cable channels, so look for Archer season eight to »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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