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‘When We Rise’ Ep Dustin Lance Black: ‘This Is Going to Be More Timely Than I Thought’

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“From the beginning I said it should be ‘When We Rise,’ the we being the biggest part of it,” says writer/producer/director Dustin Lance Black, of naming the eight-hour, four-part miniseries that premieres on February 27 on ABC.

A few feet away, director Dee Rees (“Bessie”) sets up a scene outside the storefront that once housed activist Harvey Milk’s campaign office for City Supervisor (it’s now fittingly a space occupied by the Human Rights Campaign). In the scene, a young Cleve Jones (Austin P. McKenzie) runs out to Castro Street to talk with soon-to-be disco star Sylvester (Justin Sams), who he has become friends with. The real Cleve Jones, an activist still living in San Francisco and consultant on the project, stands off to the side and watches the moment from his own life as its recreated for the cameras.

If anyone were going to write “When We Rise,” it »

- Jim Halterman

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The Good Fight: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on CBS All Access?

21 February 2017 8:16 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill Diane live to fight another day? Has The Good Fight TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS All Access? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Good Fight season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?    What's This TV Show About?Streaming on the CBS All Access paid subscription platform, The Good Fight stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justing Bartha. Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Carrie Preston, Matthew Perry, and Rita Wilson. A spinoff, The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of The Good Wife TV series finale. In the wake of the 2017 presidential inauguration, Diane Lockhart (Baranski) decides to »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'The Good Fight': Meet the New Faces on 'The Good Wife' Spinoff

17 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Good Fight, CBS All Access' forthcoming Good Wife spinoff, is chock full of returning fan favorites from the original series. The appearances range from full-time series regulars like Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo to return guest appearances by Carrie Preston and Denis O'Hare.

But for everyone that loyal viewers will recognize there are also plenty of fresh faces as well, as Diane enters what co-creator Michelle King calls "a truly different world" at her new firm.

Ahead of The Good Fight's debut Sunday, THR has rounded up a cheat sheet of all the new characters to help viewers get »

- Kate Stanhope

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Exclusive: 'The Good Fight' Star Christine Baranski Reveals 6 Reasons Why 'Good Wife' Fans Will Love the New Spinoff!

17 February 2017 6:10 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Diane Lockhart's journey continues!

"It began for me with The Good Wife seven years ago and now, here we are again eight years later and we're continuing the dream," star Christine Baranski dished exclusively to Et at The Good Fight’s red carpet premiere in New York City last week. "It's different, and yet it’s a continuation of something that is so special. I think people were sad to see The Good Wife end, and so hopefully they will be very surprised and delighted by its continuation."

And if you're not already convinced, Baranski spilled six reasons why The Good Wife fans absolutely cannot miss this next chapter…

Exclusive: 'The Good Fight' Creators Reveal Three New Guest Stars

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1. Diane Is Back and Better Than Ever! Although Diane will be faced with a financially crippling disaster, she's still the wonderfully classy and fiercely formidable woman that we came to know, love and -- »

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‘Claws’ Trailer: Niecy Nash Stars in TNT’s Nail Salon Murder Drama

31 January 2017 4:22 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TNT has released the first trailer for its upcoming original series “Claws,” executive produced by Rashida Jones. Actress and comedian Niecy Nash stars as the lead character. The hour-long dramedy follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

Read More: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens Fall in Love In The Live-Action Tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Watch Trailer

Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes, Jack Kesy, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris complete the cast of the show, which is described by TNT as a “midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness.”

At the center of the story is salon owner Desna (Nash), who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, Dean (Perrineau). Desna’s staff includes best friend »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Claws’ Trailer: Niecy Nash Stars in TNT’s Nail Salon Murder Drama

31 January 2017 4:22 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

TNT has released the first trailer for its upcoming original series “Claws,” executive produced by Rashida Jones. Actress and comedian Niecy Nash stars as the lead character. The hour-long dramedy follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

Read More: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens Fall in Love In The Live-Action Tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Watch Trailer

Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes, Jack Kesy, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris complete the cast of the show, which is described by TNT as a “midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness.”

At the center of the story is salon owner Desna (Nash), who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, Dean (Perrineau). Desna’s staff includes best friend »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Claws: TNT Previews Their Nail Salon Dramedy (Video)

30 January 2017 8:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"I'm gonna take care of all of us." TNT has released new previews for their upcoming TV series Claws.The dramedy "is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon." The cast includes Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes, Jack Kesy, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Harold Perrineau, and Dean Norris.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Sundance Review: ‘To the Bone’ Tells an Important Story Artificially

28 January 2017 7:58 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To the Bone is an occasionally harrowing drama geared towards the Ya crowd from a filmmaker that knows the terrain well, having written Fright Night and I Am Number Four, as well as TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glee, and Angel. Exploring eating disorders, the film is fronted by a strong performance by Lilly Collins as Ellen, a 20-year old artist from an upper middle-class household living with this battle. While the script is occasionally quite frank and knows the territory it’s exploring well, it falls back on the same tropes you’d expect from a network TV series, creating artificial drama and an attempt at a loveably quirky character that derails the entire picture.

After yet another stint in an in-patient hospital, Ellen returns home to Los Angels, living with her step mom Susan (Carrie Preston) and half-sister Kelly (Laiana Liberto »

- John Fink

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Film Review: To The Bone: Healing the Body By Healing the Heart [Sundance 2017]

27 January 2017 1:04 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

To The Bone Review To The Bone (2017), Film Review from the 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival, a movie directed by Marti Noxon, starring Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, and Liana Liberato. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival has yet to reveal the winners of its competition lineup, but one thing is clear: not only is To The […] »

- Drew Stelter

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‘To the Bone’: How Marti Noxon Turned Her Anorexia Battles Into a $8 Million Netflix Buy — Sundance 2017

27 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For her feature directorial debut, Marti Noxon goes deep. Her Sundance premiere “To the Bone” is based on her own experiences with eating disorders and recovery, framed around the darkly funny journey of a young anorexic named Ellen (Lily Collins) as she attempts a radical treatment that offers her what is likely her last chance at survival. (No, really, it’s funny.)

Noxon is already a major name in the television space, best known for writing and producing series such as the beloved “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (where she was mentored by Joss Whedon) and recent smash hit “UNreal.” She’s dabbled in film before, including penning scripts for Rick Rosenthal’s late-’90s romantic comedy “Just a Little Harmless Sex” and the 2011 remake of “Fright Night.” But she’s never done anything quite like “To the Bone.”

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Sundance Bible: Every Review, Interview, And News Story »

- Kate Erbland

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Claws: Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) Joins TNT Dramedy Series

25 January 2017 1:44 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris has joined the cast of the Claws TV show at TNT. According to Deadline, Norris is taking over the series regular role of Uncle Daddy, "...a dangerous Dixie Mafia crime boss who is deeply Catholic and actively bisexual." Peter Firth played the character in the pilot.TNT describes Claws as, "...a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon." Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Harold Perrineau, Jenny Lyon, Judy Reyes, Jack Kesy, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin, and Jason Antoon star. The hourlong dramedy comes from executive producers Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, and showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Sundance: Netflix Buys Global Rights for ‘To The Bone’

24 January 2017 9:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the first week of the Sundance Film Festival comes to a close, Netflix continued its buying spree, picking up worldwide rights to the drama “To The Bone,” starring Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins, Variety has confirmed.

The movie, directed and written by Marti Noxon, follows a 20-year-old anorexic girl (Collins) who tries to get the medical help she needs at a group home. Reeves plays her doctor. The rest of the cast includes Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor and Alex Sharp.

The deal, estimated to be around $8 million, will allow the streaming giant to show the movie in regions around the world.

To the Bone,” which debuted in the festival’s U.S. dramatic competition, was produced by Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Karina Miller, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi. It was executive produced by Talal Al Abbar, Matthew J. Malek and Anita Gou.

Netflix has had a very active Sundance, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Netflix Buying Anorexia Drama ‘To the Bone’ For $8 Million — Sundance 2017

24 January 2017 6:47 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix is closing in on an $8 million deal to acquire the Sundance Film Festival drama “To the Bone,” Deadline reports. Written and directed by Marti Noxon, the film premiered Sunday in the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition section.

Read More: Netflix Acquires Documentary ‘Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower’ — Sundance 2017

To the Bone” centers on an anorexic 20-year-old played by Lily Collins who enters a recovery center, where she meets an unconventional doctor played by Keanu Reeves. The film co-stars Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, and Liana Liberato.

To the Bone” was produced by Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, and Karina Miller. CAA and Wme Global are brokering the deal.

Read More: Netflix Acquires ‘The Incredible Jessica James’ — Sundance 2017

The film marks Netflix’s ninth acquisition from this year’s fest, and second Tuesday, following the streaming giant’s purchase of the Russian anti-doping doc “Icarus.”

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- Graham Winfrey

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Netflix Making $8 Million Deal For Lily Collins-Keanu Reeves Drama ‘To The Bone’

24 January 2017 6:26 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: I can’t recall a Sundance with this many solid sales at the midpoint of the Park City festival. Netflix is moving toward a deal to pay $8 million for world rights for To the Bone, the drama written and directed by Marti Noxon. Starring Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp and Liana Liberato, the pic premiered Sunday in the U.S. Dramatic section at Eccles. In a last-ditch effort to battle her severe anorexia, 20-year-old Ellen… »

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Netflix Acquires Worldwide Rights to Lily Collins Anorexia Drama ‘To the Bone’

24 January 2017 11:58 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Lily Collins’ anorexia drama, “To the Bone,” TheWrap has learned. The project is TV veteran Marti Noxon’s directorial film debut and also stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston and Alanna Ubach. “To the Bone” is a semi-autobiographical story about a young woman finding a path out of a potentially fatal illness. “To the Bone” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22. Noxon also wrote the screenplay for the film. Also Read: Amazon Studios Acquires Jenny Slate Sundance Hit 'Landline' (Report) The drama was produced by Bonnie Curtis, Karina Miller and Julie Lynn. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Sundance Film Review: ‘To the Bone’

22 January 2017 3:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Point a camera at someone in the far, far distance, but keep the focus trained on the foreground, and that person takes on an almost extra-terrestrial quality, like some sort of spun-sugar stick figure, or a walking skeleton. “To the Bone” opens with just such a shot: That reed-thin silhouette advancing toward us is Ellen (an alarmingly frail Lily Collins), an anorexic young woman who’s been through four different treatment centers for her eating disorder. The film tells the story of Ellen’s fifth and final in-patient experience — it’s not an easy sit, nor an terribly entertaining one, but in the hands of writer-director Marti Noxon, it delivers painful insights in a relatively fresh way.

While not downright irreverent, this is the kind of anorexia movie where characters crack jokes about not wanting to visit the Holocaust Museum, lest they feel guilty for starving themselves. “To the Bone »

- Peter Debruge

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‘To The Bone’ Director Marti Noxon And Star Lily Collins On Approaching Deeply Personal Material — Sundance Studio

22 January 2017 2:49 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

A producer, writer and director known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more recent series UnREAL and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Marti Noxon is now at Sundance ’17 with her feature directorial debut To the Bone. Starring Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Preston, Noxon’s semi-autobiographical passion project tells the story of a young woman’s last-ditch effort to fight off her severe anorexia. With the help of an unconventional doctor (Reeves) at a group recovery… »

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Lrm's 10 Most Anticipated Sundance Film Festival Premieres

17 January 2017 10:15 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Later this week, Lrm will be attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival. While the festival tends to be a mixed bag of indie films, some will be picked up for distribution by studios and turned into mainstream hits, others will flounder and be lucky to get a VOD release. Even so, there’s no denying that Sundance is the real beginning of the year for most movie lovers as we’ll be talking about the movies below for the next 12 months.

Last year alone, Sundance held the premieres for The Birth of a Nation, Manchester by the Sea, Captain Fantastic, Love and Friendship, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sing Street and many more films, some that appeared on The Weekend Warrior’s year-end Top 25. One or two of those might even receive Oscar nominations when they’re announced next week on January 24.

Most of the films I’ve selected »

- Edward Douglas

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Dustin Lance Black Wants to Unite the Nation, Even Trump, With Gay Rights Miniseries ‘When We Rise’

10 January 2017 1:26 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The fight for Lgbtq rights is a topic that inspires a great deal of passion, so it was more than understandable that “When We Rise” creator Dustin Lance Black got emotional on Tuesday morning when discussing the current-day impact upon his upcoming miniseries.

“I would give anything in the world for [the show] to be less topical,” he told journalists at ABC’s portion of Television Critics Association press tour. “But I’m not entirely surprised, because as a student of history I know that history is not a straight line. History is a pendulum.”

Read More: Complete TCA 2017 Coverage

When We Rise,” created by the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind “Milk,” is an effort to chronicle the gay rights movement over the course of eight episodes, from the Stonewall riots to modern day. Focusing on the real people who worked for equality, the cast is jam-packed with familiar faces, including Guy PearceMary-Louise Parker, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Dustin Lance Black Wants to Unite the Nation, Even Trump, With Gay Rights Miniseries ‘When We Rise’

10 January 2017 1:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The fight for Lgbtq rights is a topic that inspires a great deal of passion, so it was more than understandable that “When We Rise” creator Dustin Lance Black got emotional on Tuesday morning when discussing the current-day impact upon his upcoming miniseries.

“I would give anything in the world for [the show] to be less topical,” he told journalists at ABC’s portion of Television Critics Association press tour. “But I’m not entirely surprised, because as a student of history I know that history is not a straight line. History is a pendulum.”

Read More: Complete TCA 2017 Coverage

When We Rise,” created by the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind “Milk,” is an effort to chronicle the gay rights movement over the course of eight episodes, from the Stonewall riots to modern day. Focusing on the real people who worked for equality, the cast is jam-packed with familiar faces, including Guy PearceMary-Louise Parker, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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