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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’: Season 3 First Look Includes Some Exciting Guest Stars

23 March 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s a miracle! While we still have to wait a couple of months for its return, we now have our first look at Season 3 of the Emmy-nominated “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Netflix has released four new stills from the upcoming season, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, along with the official synopsis for the season premiere and a list of guest stars who will be appearing.

Read More: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”: Titus Burgess Sings Beyonce in New Season 3 Teaser-Watch 

After tracking down her long-lost mother, Season 2 ended with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) receiving a phone call from the man who held her and her fellow “Mole-Women” captive for 15 years —  The Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm).  Shockingly, it turns out that Kimmy and The Reverend are in fact married, and the Reverend wants a divorce.

Read More: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks and More »

- Juan Diaz

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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’: Season 3 First Look Includes Some Exciting Guest Stars

23 March 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s a miracle! While we still have to wait a couple of months for its return, we now have our first look at Season 3 of the Emmy-nominated “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Netflix has released four new stills from the upcoming season, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, along with the official synopsis for the season premiere and a list of guest stars who will be appearing.

Read More: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”: Titus Burgess Sings Beyonce in New Season 3 Teaser-Watch 

After tracking down her long-lost mother, Season 2 ended with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) receiving a phone call from the man who held her and her fellow “Mole-Women” captive for 15 years —  The Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm).  Shockingly, it turns out that Kimmy and The Reverend are in fact married, and the Reverend wants a divorce.

Read More: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks and More »

- Juan Diaz

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

23 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Year’s Winner: Kate McKinnon, “SNL

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: Though broadcast series have been struggling overall at the Emmys, the Big Four have won 11 of the last 12 trophies in this category (ABC: 4, CBS: 3, Fox: 1, NBC: 3)

Fun Fact: Kristin Wiig and Amy Poehler had been nominated in this category, but Kate McKinnon is the only “SNL” player to win as a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. (Gilda Radnor won in 1978 when “Saturday Night Live” was considered a variety show.)

It was just two years prior that this category submitted not six, not seven, but eight nominees. And seven of those eight women are still eligible in 2017, meaning competition will be fierce even before the new contenders are factored into the race. Kate McKinnon has only gotten better since her win last year. Gaby Hoffman and Judith Light remained excellent on the latest season of “Transparent.” Allison Janney »

- Ben Travers

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‘Teachers’: Why Six Bold Women Named Katie Aren’t Afraid to Get Ugly for Great Comedy

22 March 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you’re wondering what the future of women in comedy might look like, consider Caitlin Barlow’s armpits. “We’re painting my armpit hair on for this episode,” she said to IndieWire. “I grew it out for a week, but it wasn’t dark enough.”

That’s just one example of the sort of creative choice made regularly in the course of making “Teachers,” the bold, profane and hilarious comedy created by sketch comedy group the Katydids and executive produced by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel (“Key and Peele”). Having just wrapped the first half of its second season, the TV Land series features Katydids members Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renee Thomas as an eclectic group of educators who work at an elementary school, doing their best not to warp young minds with their outrageous behavior.

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Teachers’: Why Six Bold Women Named Katie Aren’t Afraid to Get Ugly for Great Comedy

22 March 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’re wondering what the future of women in comedy might look like, consider Caitlin Barlow’s armpits. “We’re painting my armpit hair on for this episode,” she said to IndieWire. “I grew it out for a week, but it wasn’t dark enough.”

That’s just one example of the sort of creative choice made regularly in the course of making “Teachers,” the bold, profane and hilarious comedy created by sketch comedy group the Katydids and executive produced by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel (“Key and Peele”). Having just wrapped the first half of its second season, the TV Land series features Katydids members Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renee Thomas as an eclectic group of educators who work at an elementary school, doing their best not to warp young minds with their outrageous behavior.

Read More: ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Hit Series ‘Fauda’ Tops Haim Saban’s List of Favorite Israeli Fare

22 March 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Over the past decade, Israel has become a booming hub for creativity and the arts, from its hearty and lush technology sector to its rash of wildly successful television series being sold for adaptation to media markets around the world, including studios and production companies in the U.S., Japan, Russia, and South America.

For Haim Saban, Israel’s ever-rising prominence in the entertainment industry makes perfect sense given its status as a country that is a true international melting pot, with immigrants hailing from all four corners of the globe.

“It used to be that people lived off of the land, but Israel is a classic case of the land living off of the people,” says Saban. “It’s about the people, people that came from 70 countries, each one with his or her own culture and habits and somehow they managed to put together this miracle place. It is a miracle place.”

While »

- Malina Saval

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2017 Is Already Looking Much Better Thanks to These New Celebrity Couples

21 March 2017 2:05 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Last year was a disastrous year for love in Hollywood, but luckily, 2017 is already looking a lot better thanks to a select number of celebrity couples who have decided to give love a shot. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have not been shy about flaunting their newfound romance all over the globe, while Lady Gaga and her man have been keeping a low profile. Shay Mitchell and Amy Poehler, on the other hand, both have yet to publicly step out with their new boyfriends, but we're holding out hope that they do so soon. »

- Monica Sisavat

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Interviews: Women in Film Chicago 2017 Focus Award Recipients

21 March 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Women in Film Chicago (Wifc) continues its role as one of the best resource and advocacy groups for women filmmakers. Last month, they celebrated their Focus Awards and honored four women – producer Julie Smolyansky, cinematographer Tari Segal, filmmaker Mary Morten and comedian Julia Sweeney.

Focus Awards Honorees, LtoR: Mary Morten, Julie Smolyansky, Tari Segal and Julia Sweeney

Photo credit: Patrick McDonald for HollywoodChicago

Before the event, HollywoodChicago.com interviewed Julie Smoyanksy (click here), the CEO of Lifeway Foods and producer of the documentary “The Hunting Ground.” At the event itself, the other three honorees were interviewed on the Red Carpet.

Julia Sweeney, Comedian and Cast Member of “Saturday Night Live

Julia Sweeney was a force of comedy during her years on “Saturday Night Live” from 1990 to 1994, where she created memorable characters, including the androgynous “Pat” (no one could tell if she was a man or woman). She moved on into one-woman shows, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks and More to Take Part in Aclu Telethon on Facebook Live — Watch Trailer

21 March 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin are among the celebrities who will take part in a telethon to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (Aclu). “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the Aclu” will take place on March 31, and will stream live on Facebook.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

“Our work in the courts is essential right now to hold off the worst of the abuses,” said Aclu executive director Anthony D. Romero in a statement, as reported by Variety. “But it is also the collective will and tireless actions of ‘we the people’ that serve as a bulwark against unconstitutional and wrong-headed policies and executive orders. By supporting our work through this telethon, we can fight even harder to defend the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.”

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks and More to Take Part in Aclu Telethon on Facebook Live — Watch Trailer

21 March 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin are among the celebrities who will take part in a telethon to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (Aclu). “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the Aclu” will take place on March 31, and will stream live on Facebook.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

“Our work in the courts is essential right now to hold off the worst of the abuses,” said Aclu executive director Anthony D. Romero in a statement, as reported by Variety. “But it is also the collective will and tireless actions of ‘we the people’ that serve as a bulwark against unconstitutional and wrong-headed policies and executive orders. By supporting our work through this telethon, we can fight even harder to defend the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.”

Read More: Tim Heidecker’s »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin to Host Aclu Facebook Live Telethon

21 March 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Amy Poehler and a slew of celebrities will be lending their star power to a modern-day telethon benefiting the American Civil Liberties Union.

Streaming via Facebook Live on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. Et, Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the Aclu is gathering celebrities in what is being billed as a "historic event marking the first time in history people have something productive to do on Facebook on a Friday night." The streaming telethon will feature appearances by Tracy Morgan, Jon HammPadma Lakshmi, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Uzo Aduba, Josh CharlesZosia Mamet, Ike »

- THR Staff

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Aarp Studios Launches With First Project Starring Don Rickles

20 March 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Aarp today announced the launch of in-house production entity Aarp Studios and set its first project, Dinner With Don, starring Don Rickles. The 10-episode Dinner With Don will featuring Rickles dining with friends and fellow comedians at some of his favorite La-area restaurants, with a guest list that includes Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Marisa Tomei and Martin Scorsese. The series also will feature archives and… »

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Aarp Studios Launches With Don Rickles Interview Show

20 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Don Rickles and the Aarp are joining forces.

The nonprofit geared toward Americans over 50 is launching Aarp Studios with its inaugural project being an unscripted series headlined by the 90-year-old comic titled Dinner With Don.

Dinner With Don will see Rickles eating and dining with friends and fellow comedians while also featuring archives of Rickles' and his guests' work whenever possible. Upcoming guests for season one include Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Marisa Tomei and Martin Scorsese. The series will be shot around Los Angeles at famed restaurants including Craig's, The »

- Brian Porreca

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Here’s How These Power Women Give Back to Their Communities (Video)

15 March 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Author Luvvie Ajayi joined Meredith Walker, co-founder of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and To the Market founder Jane Mosbacher Morris on Monday to discuss the challenges of charitable endeavors in the digital age. The three spoke as part of the inaugural Be Conference in Austin, Texas, in a discussion moderated by Laura Mayes, founder of Mom 2.0 and co-founder of Be Conference. The Be is a special gathering of influential women in Media, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Technology. The two-day event offers networking, workshops, panels and mentor sessions with top industry executives, thought leaders and creatives in a first-class setting for networking, »

- Matt Donnelly

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Alec Baldwin to Be Honored, Roasted on Spike TV’s ‘One Night Only’ Special

14 March 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spike TV’s next honoree for their “One Night Only” series is none other than Alec Baldwin. The special, airing on July 9 at 9/8c, will bring together the actor’s closest friends and costars for a night of comedic tributes and celebration.

The exclusive black tie evening,”Part ‘This Is Your Life,’ part Dean Martin Roast,” features comedy, film packages, music, candid (and humorous) personal stories, and several surprises. Friends and icons from the comedy, film, and TV worlds will gather for the taping on June 25 at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

“Alec is an original and one of the greats. Heroic, complicated, legendary, brilliant, and hilarious,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of the special. “When we spoke about this event he said ‘you overestimate the number of friends I have’ and I replied ‘you underestimate the number of people that will line up to have fun at your expense.’ It will be that kind of night: love »

- Dani Levy

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Weekend Update Primetime Spinoff Officially Ordered at NBC

14 March 2017 9:56 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC’s planned Weekend Update spinoff has landed a formal series order — and a somewhat surprising launch date.

Confirming a report from February, the Peacock network announced Tuesday that it has handed a four-episode order for "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update," a 30-minute primetime version of SNL‘s venerable Weekend Update segment, to launch Thursday, Aug. 10 at 9/8c.

As expected, Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will handle hosting duties, although other SNL cast members are expected to make cameos.

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‘SNL Weekend Update’ Gets Limited Primetime Run In August

14 March 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Here’s a new headline about the hosts of the long-running “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live”: Colin Jost and Michael Che will get a limited run in primetime in August when NBC airs four half-hour broadcasts of the faux-news showcase that generates very real discussion about current events.

Additional “Saturday Night Live” cast members will also make appearances during the run, NBC said Tuesday.

NBCUniversal has given extra assignments to the “Update” anchors several times in the past. Jost and Che made some off-kilter appearances last summer in late-night on MSNBC, offering a few jokes after the wrap-ups of the network’s coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler co-anchored a three-episode limited run on Thursday nights in the fall of 2008, just before the presidential election pitting Barack Obama against John McCain. In 2009, NBC trotted “Update” in primetime again for three episodes, with »

- Brian Steinberg

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Despicable Me 3 Trailer #2 Reveals Gru's Big Family Secret

14 March 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This summer, villainy runs in the family. Steve Carell is Gru and Dru. Watch the new trailer for Despicable Me 3, in theaters June 30. It arrives along with the all-new poster & photos which you can check out below.

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes, and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination's Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central's global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, »

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Announces He’s Been Diagnosed With Als

14 March 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind “SpongeBob SquarePants,” revealed to Variety that he has been diagnosed with Als.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on ’SpongeBob SquarePants’ and my other passions for as long as I am able,”he told the trade publication. “My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We ask that our sincere request for privacy be honored at this time.”

Read More: J.K. Simmons Gives ‘SpongeBob SquarePantsWhiplash in Sneak Peek Clip — Watch

Nickelodeon, which airs “SpongeBob SquarePants,” also released a statement: “Stephen Hillenburg is a brilliant creator who brings joy to millions of fans. Our thoughts and support are with Steve and his family during this difficult time. Out of respect for their wishes for privacy, we have no further comment.”

Hillenburg translated his love of the ocean and its creatures first into becoming a marine »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Announces He’s Been Diagnosed With Als

14 March 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind “SpongeBob SquarePants,” revealed to Variety that he has been diagnosed with Als.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on ’SpongeBob SquarePants’ and my other passions for as long as I am able,”he told the trade publication. “My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We ask that our sincere request for privacy be honored at this time.”

Read More: J.K. Simmons Gives ‘SpongeBob SquarePantsWhiplash in Sneak Peek Clip — Watch

Nickelodeon, which airs “SpongeBob SquarePants,” also released a statement: “Stephen Hillenburg is a brilliant creator who brings joy to millions of fans. Our thoughts and support are with Steve and his family during this difficult time. Out of respect for their wishes for privacy, we have no further comment.”

Hillenburg translated his love of the ocean and its creatures first into becoming a marine »

- Hanh Nguyen

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