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"Good Girls" Gone Bad

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the upcoming crime drama TV series "Good Girls", created by Jenna Bans, starring Christian Hendricks ("Madmen"), debuting February 26, 2018:

"...three lazy suburban women, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet, decide to pull off a dumb 'heist' by robbing a supermarket, only to discover they're in for more than they bargained for.

"Their successful robbery attracts the attention of the store manager after he recognizes one of the women, but for a different reason altogether tied to the money..."

Cast also includes Retta, Mae Whitman, Matthew Lillard, Reno Wilson and Manny Montana.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Good Girls"...
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Five Ways “The Good Girls” is Just like “Thelma and Louise”

There’s a lot of Thelma & Louise feeling to Good Girls, which will be coming out on NBC this February, and the cast really has no problem with it. Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Ruby Hill are coming together as three women and mothers that are fed up with how their lives are going and are backed into a corner when it comes to feeling powerless and unable to change their circumstances. That’s a big part of where the Thelma & Louise attitude comes from, they’re simply trying to take back the control in their lives so that they might

Five Ways “The Good Girls” is Just like “Thelma and Louise”
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NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ Tests Whether Edgy Women Can Survive On Broadcast TV – TCA

TV critics aren’t sure morally ambiguous women can survive on broadcast TV. The cast and crew of NBC’s midseason drama Good Girls therefore came in for a lot of questions to that point at TCA. Good Girls is described as a “Thelma & Louise meets Breaking Bad.” Christina Hndricks, Retta and Mae Whitman play financially struggling suburban moms who decide to rob the local supermarket using toy guns. But the loot, and the repercussions, are much more than they…
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‘Good Girls': That Time the Store Next Door Was Really Robbed While Robbery Scene Filmed

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‘Good Girls': That Time the Store Next Door Was Really Robbed While Robbery Scene Filmed
The cast of “Good Girls” may want to be extra careful the next time they go food shopping, since they appear to be magnets for stick ups. Seriously. During the new NBC show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, the stars recalled a time when a grocery store near their set was actually held up during the shooting of an integral scene for the pilot. You know, the one where the characters Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks), Ruby Hill (Retta) and Annie Marks (Mae Whitman) — desperate for money to help their families — rob a store. “Actually, there is a...
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Why NBC's 'Good Girls' Recast Kathleen Rose Perkins

NBC's midseason drama Good Girls made one major change after it was picked up to series, replacing leading lady Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes) with Mad Men alum Christina Hendricks. And to hear showrunner Jenna Bans tell it, that change had nothing to do with Perkins — or a network note.

From creator Bans (Scandal), Good Girls revolves around three suburban moms (Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman) who get tired of trying to make ends meet and decide it's time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of...
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Good Girls: Season Two? Netflix Makes International Deal for New NBC Series

Good things are happening for NBC's new comedy Good Girls. Deadline reports Netflix has secured the international rights to the upcoming TV show.From Jenna Bans, the drama “centers on three cash-strapped suburban moms who realize that holding up a supermarket is not as easy as they hoped.” The cast also includes Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard, and Matthew Lillard.Read More…
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Good Girls: Moms Take Charge in New NBC Dramedy Series (First Trailer)

While Santa is double-checking his list of good girls and boys, NBC has released the official Good Girls TV show trailer. Watch it, below. The story centers on three suburban mothers who have grown sick and tired of trying to make ends meet, so they hold up the local supermarket. Creator Jenna Bans writes the crime dramedy and executive produces with director Dean Parisot, and with Jeannine Renshaw. The upcoming Good Girls TV series stars Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard, and Matthew Lillard. The first season premieres on NBC on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Read More…
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Trailer Watch: Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta Rob a Store in “Good Girls”

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“I’m going to start capping people and I’m not even joking,” shouts Christina Hendricks in the first trailer for “Good Girls.” As threatening as her words are, the “Mad Men” alumna’s character is holding a toy gun that’s utterly harmless. But the people in the grocery store she’s robbing don’t realize that.

Created by Jenna Bans (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), the new NBC series follows three suburban moms (Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta) who’ve had enough of working so hard for so little. Hendricks’ character is dealing with a philandering husband who loses their savings, Whitman’s is being sued for custody by her ex and harassed by her misogynist boss, and Retta’s is desperate to find funds to pay for her sick daughter’s medical care. So the friends team up and decide to rob the local supermarket.

The trio
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First trailer for Good Girls starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman

NBC has debuted the first trailer for its upcoming comedy drama series Good Girls which stars Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard, and Matthew Lillard; watch it below…

When three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local grocery store. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think. From Executive Producer Jenna Bans (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “The Family”) comes this comedy-infused drama that mixes a little “Thelma & Louise” with a bit of “Breaking Bad.”

Good Girls premieres on NBC on February 26th.

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‘Good Girls’ Trailer: First Look At NBC’s Dramedy About Moms Taking Charge

NBC has released the first trailer for their upcoming Good Girls starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman. The series combines the empowerment of Thelma & Louise, the fun of Bad Moms, and the edge of Breaking Bad for a series that promises a unique dose of heartfelt drama and irreverent comedy. The series comes from Jenna Bans (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) and, as seen in the first look trailer, it follows three suburban moms (Hendricks, Retta, Whitman) who are…
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Good Girls Trailer: NBC May Have Another Hit Drama on Its Hands

Good Girls Trailer: NBC May Have Another Hit Drama on Its Hands
This February on NBC, the Good Girls will revolt.

NBC on Monday continued its marketing blitz for the new female-powered drama with the release of the show’s first official trailer. And we are really, extremely, very encouraged by what were seeing.

Created by Jenna Bans (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy), the series follows a trio of suburban moms — played by Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Mae Whitman (Parenthood) — who rob a grocery store when they become desperate to make ends meet. But their plan hits a major snag when the manager sees one of their faces.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Get Engaged: How A USA Network Actress Became Part of the Royal Family

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Get Engaged: How A USA Network Actress Became Part of the Royal Family
For those who follow the British royal family, Monday morning was a major event, as Charles, Prince of Wales, officially announced the engagement of Prince Harry of Wales and his longtime girlfriend, Meghan Markle. But those who don’t necessarily concern themselves with this sort of news might be curious as to why people are flipping out. Thus, we’ll aim to answer your questions below.

So… the Prince of England is getting married to an American?

Yep. Meghan Markle, a 35-year-old actress, met Prince Harry through mutual friends in London in 2016, according to CNN, and their engagement was officially announced this morning. You can watch the happy couple discuss their relationship in the below interview, posted by the CBC:

If Markle is an actress, does that mean I’ve seen her on TV?

Quite possibly! Markle has been a series regular on USA Network’s “Suits” since the show
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NBC Musical Theater Drama Rise Getting This Is Us Timeslot in 2018; Good Girls Premiere Also Announced

NBC Musical Theater Drama Rise Getting This Is Us Timeslot in 2018; Good Girls Premiere Also Announced
The Pearson family is making way for what NBC hopes will be its next big hit.

RelatedNBC Sets Return Dates for Good Place and 12 Others, Plus Taken Revamp

NBC on Thursday announced that its upcoming musical theater drama Rise will air a special preview episode on Tuesday, March 13 at 10/9c, following the season finale of This Is Us. It will then usurp This Is Us‘ 9 pm timeslot moving forward.

Created by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), Rise tells the story of a high school teacher (How I Met Your Mother‘s Josh Radnor) in a working-class town who “sheds
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Podtalk: Executive Director Brent Kado on 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival From Nov. 9-11, 2017

Chicago – If you hear the sound of laughter from the vicinity of the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, then most likely it is coming from the New 400 Theater, the base for the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival. The Festival showcases features, shorts and experimental films in all styles of funny. It opens on Thursday, November 9th, 2017, with a program of Chicago Short Films at The Second City, and continues through Saturday, November 11th.

The 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival, November 9th-11th

Photo credit: ChicagoComedyFilmFestival.com

Founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Jessica Hardy, the Chicago Comedy Film Festival mission is to support comedy filmmaking as a vital and influential art form. Presenting films ranging from low budget to studio quality features, the fest champions strong voices in comedic storytelling.

The Festival made news last week when they decided to pull their Saturday spotlight film, a documentary about comedian Andy Dick, in
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Sliff 2017 Review- Bernard And Huey

Bernard And Huey screens as part of the 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on Sunday, November 5 at 6 Pm at landmark’s Tivoli Theatre. For ticket information click Here

Here’s a rarity. It’s a live-action feature film based on a comic that doesn’t involve brawny men in armored tights wailing on each other (and taking out entire city blocks). That’s because it’s based on a newspaper/magazine comic panel (like “The Far Side”) rather than those brightly colored page-turners from Marvel and DC. This is the brainchild of celebrated cartoonist Jules Feiffer, and uses recurring characters from the pages of the Village Voice and Playboy, spanning thirty years. When we first meet Bernard And Huey, they’re in their early twenties, always on the make (or in their language “looking to make out”). Bespectacled, nebbishy Bernard is bemoaning his last lady, while brunt,
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MGM, Annapurna Form U.S. Distribution Partnership

MGM, Annapurna Form U.S. Distribution Partnership
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Annapurna Pictures have formed a new joint venture for theatrical distribution in the U.S.

The companies said the partnership, announced Tuesday, marks MGM’s return to domestic distribution and a continued expansion of Annapurna, which launched a marketing and distribution operation earlier this year. The announcement was made by Gary Barber, MGM’s chairman and chief executive officer, and Megan Ellison, founder and CEO of Annapurna.

Annapurna and MGM will share funding for the joint venture’s operations while each studio will retain creative control over their individual projects. The marketing and distribution team established at Annapurna will help in the campaigns for all MGM titles, which will be distributed under the MGM banner. Annapurna’s produced films will continue to be distributed under Annapurna’s already established label.

Through this joint venture, MGM expects to release approximately six to eight films per year beginning with Eli Roth’s re-imagining of the revenge thriller
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Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)

Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)
Six years after Friday Night Lights went off the air, Zach Gilford still fields questions about the beloved small-town football drama -- and he’s totally cool with it.

For five seasons, the 35-year-old actor broke America’s collective heart as Matt Saracen, the shy, awkward high schooler-turned-star quarterback of the Dillon Panthers. Gilford admits he doesn’t “think about the character” much, but left the door open to revisit the world once more.

“I’d always be open to it,” Gilford, who stars on YouTube Red’s new original series, Lifeline, tells Et. “If it was a cool, interesting story and it’s not a Christmas special where everyone’s home for Christmas, I’d be interested. I love all those people. I’d love to work with them again. You don’t want to do something cheesy when the original product was so opposite that.”

He jokingly offered up a spinoff idea that never came to fruition
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Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)

Zach Gilford Shares What He Thinks His 'Friday Night Lights' Character Is Doing Today (Exclusive)
Six years after Friday Night Lights went off the air, Zach Gilford still fields questions about the beloved small-town football drama -- and he’s totally cool with it.

For five seasons, the 35-year-old actor broke America’s collective heart as Matt Saracen, the shy, awkward high schooler-turned-star quarterback of the Dillon Panthers. Gilford admits he doesn’t “think about the character” much, but left the door open to revisit the world once more.

“I’d always be open to it,” Gilford, who stars on YouTube Red’s new original series, Lifeline, tells Et. “If it was a cool, interesting story and it’s not a Christmas special where everyone’s home for Christmas, I’d be interested. I love all those people. I’d love to work with them again. You don’t want to do something cheesy when the original product was so opposite that.”

He jokingly offered up a spinoff idea that never came to fruition
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Michelle Pfeiffer Opens Up About Her Social Anxiety, Admits She First Found Fame 'Terrifying'

Michelle Pfeiffer Opens Up About Her Social Anxiety, Admits She First Found Fame 'Terrifying'
While she has graced numerous red carpets over the course of her career, Michelle Pfeiffer says social situations still don't always come easy for her.

In an interview with her Murder on the Orient Express co-star, Olivia Colman, for Net-a-Porter's The Edit magazine, Pfeiffer admits that she's much more at ease when she's by herself than with a group of people.

"I need to have my own private time and space to gather myself," she confides. "I can sit for hours just doing nothing, by myself."

Exclusive: Michelle Pfeiffer Talks 'Daunting' Role Preparation, Looks Flawless in Rare Red Carpet Appearance

Pfeiffer says she is especially uncomfortable when around people she doesn't know. "Sometimes when you’re in a social situation where you don’t know people really well, it feels a little like you’re being interviewed all the time," she explains. "It’s understandable, but somewhat exhausting."

Needless to say, it was hard for
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The Saddest TV Shows That Make TV Critics Cry – IndieWire Survey

The Saddest TV Shows That Make TV Critics Cry – IndieWire Survey
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 saddest show? Which show makes you cry the most? (Old and current shows are all fair game.)

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

I just wrote something on this very topic! And I think these are two different questions. Which show makes me cry the most? In the balance across its entire series run? I think the answer has to be “Friday Night Lights.” I’m a sucker for underdog sports stories in general, but “Friday Night Lights” could make me cry in so many different ways, from what happens to Jason Street in the pilot to what Matt Saracen goes through in
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