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Voting closed for Emmy nominations on Friday. Ordinarily, I would have already completed my usual If I Had An Emmy Ballot exercise by now, but various other projects got in the way, which means what I'm about to post is even more hypothetical than usual, since it's after the voting deadline. As always, I'm working with the choices listed on the actual Emmy ballots, which means I have to go along with where various shows and actors were categorized and submitted. So I have to consider "Orange Is the New Black" a drama, have to consider Key and Peele supporting actors on their own show, and can't go off the ballot to try nominating an actor like Max Greenfield from "New Girl," who didn't even put his name up for submission. Also, while I've done these as a bunch of separate posts the last few years, this thing's already so »
- Alan Sepinwall
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »
- Gina Carbone
Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 9, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”
Written by John Logan
Directed by Brian Kirk
Airs Sundays at 10 pm (Et) on Showtime
An overarching theme of Penny Dreadful’s second season has involved its monstrous characters trying to find their place in the world. On their own, they are fearsome, damned things, but together they form an almost familial unit. The struggle of the characters coming to terms with their roles in the grand scheme of things can be seen as a mirror for creator and showrunner John Logan trying to make his rogues gallery fit together.
In season two’s penultimate episode, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”, Logan has his players embark on paths that may very well lead to their demise. With Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) still captive in the castle of witch Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory), the Penny Dreadful gang rallies for rescue. »
- Chris Evangelista
While there are a number of excellent television episodes that aired during the first half of the year, not all of them made our list, due to a number of reasons, chief among them the simple fact that there are too many episodes potentially worthy of inclusion for the entire panel to watch them all. This is where our individual picks come in. Each panelist was given one slot to fill with any episode that hadn’t made the list, but which they felt belonged there. Here are our individual picks, to complement our list of the Best Episodes of 2015 (so far):
Whitney’s pick: The Comeback, “Valerie Finally Gets What She Really Wants”
Directed by Michael Patrick King
Aired December 28th, 2014 on HBO
Note: While this episode aired in 2014, it aired after the publication of Sound on Sight’s Best of 2014 list, »
- Kate Kulzick
It doesn’t matter that, outside of Kether Donohue‘s trailer on the set of You’re the Worst, it’s Friday afternoon.
Inside, it’s Sunday. (As in, Funday.)
“I wish I could tell you what I’m wearing right now, but I can’t, because it’ll give stuff away,” the actress teasingly tells TVLine, laughing, via phone.
Related Emmys 2015: Outstanding Comedy Series — You’re the Worst and Our Six Other Dream Nominees!
Fans of the show will recall when, in Season 1, Lindsay passionately snorted cocaine off her own chest, a deliciously over-the-top scene that showcased Donohue »
June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.
RelatedTVLine’s Full Lineup of 2015 Dream Emmy Nominees
Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to channel Cookie on Empire and wallop some fools with a broom. »
Most of the time, the TV Performer of the Week is tied specifically to a particular episode, but occasionally, it’s about an overall body of work for the season. In Eva Green’s case, I could have chosen any episode of Penny Dreadful to highlight her commanding performance. But “Little Scorpion” in particular found Vanessa Ives at a crossroads, and showcased Green’s ability to make Vanessa so many different things all at once. [caption id="attachment_475325" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Showtime[/caption] Season 2 of Penny Dreadful has improved upon Season 1 in part by giving us a Vanessa who is not constantly tortured and tormented by demonic possession. One of the things that made “Little Scorpion” so lovely was that Vanessa was actually allowed to be happy for a time. In Season 2 she has even smiled, getting herself involved in the romantic affairs of Victor (Harry Treadaway) and Lily (Billie Piper), befriending Caliban (Rory Kinnear »
- Allison Keene
Angie Harmon has a thing for Taraji P. Henson. "I actually have an Instagram account for my dog that is half Chihuahua and half pug and is the cutest thing on the planet, but we've given her Cookie's voice," Harmon said. "She had a black tutu with, 'Black Swan, y'all!' She's like, 'I'm here to get what's mine. Cookie is my spirit animal.'" You can check out the pooch, Daisy, at @MissDaisyHarmon. Harmon and her daughters adopted Daisy about three months ago from No-Kill Los Angeles (Nkla). And then there's Eva Green. "Eva Green is the biggest bad ass on the planet," the Rizzoli & Isles star told me at Women In Film's Crystal »
John Logan's Victorian horror mash-up "Penny Dreadful" has mixed up a witches brew for a third season. Showtime announced on Tuesday (June 16) that a nine-episode third "Penny Dreadful" season will shoot on location in Dublin and will premiere in 2016. That episode splits the difference between the eight-episode first season and the current 10-episode second season, which will conclude on July 5. The June 7 "Penny Dreadful" drew 1.08 million viewers, including 537,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo, making it slightly more popular in the key demo than "Turn" and slightly more popular overall than "Orphan Black." "John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of 'Penny Dreadful,'" blurbs Showtime President David Nevins. "Together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for »
- Daniel Fienberg
The Demimonde will continue to emerge over at Showtime, now that the premium network has picked up its critically acclaimed horror fantasy series Penny Dreadful for a third season, to be comprised of nine episodes.
Surprisingly, the John Logan-created show, which takes place in a Victorian England populated by some of horror literature’s most famed characters, from Victor Frankenstein to Dorian Gray, debuted to lower numbers in its second season premiere. Though the series’ quality has not wavered in the slightest, that has to come as a shock to Showtime, which has aired huge ratings hits like Dexter and Homeland over the past few years.
Still, Penny Dreadful is contending for awards this year, with attention expected to go to Eva Green for her lead performance as the tormented Vanessa Ives. Other cast members including Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory and »
- Isaac Feldberg
Showtime has renewed its critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning supernatural horror series "Penny Dreadful" for a third season.
In an announcement by network president David Nevins today, the show has scored a further nine episodes which will once again shoot on location in Dublin. Cast members such as Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear and Timothy Dalton will all likely return for the new episodes.
The currently airing second season is slated to wrap on July 5th. The series has been a multiplatform success story for Showtime with a large part of its audience coming through VOD and streaming platforms.
Source: Showtime »
- Garth Franklin
Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime has officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a third season. Set to premiere in 2016, the nine-episode third season will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.
Press Release: "New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – Showtime has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful for a third season, it was announced today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, Penny Dreadful will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016. The second season of Penny Dreadful, currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime, will air its season finale on Sunday, July 5.
“John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented »
- Derek Anderson
Rejoice, you lovers of Victorian supernatural sundries! Showtime has just announced that it will be renewing its gothic drama Penny Dreadful for a third season. The announcement comes halfway through the series second season, which has been truly excellent thanks both to the chemistry of the cast, the sumptuous nature of the show’s world, and its truly twisted dedication to a portrayal of the dark arts. Even besides its witches and voodoo and demon spells and possessions, what makes Penny Dreadful an engrossing series is how deeply it considers its characters, and how real they feel through their emotional trials and tribulations. (And if you are aren't caught up, here are 8 reasons why you should do so immediately). [caption id="attachment_451557" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Showtime[/caption] Production of the third season will begin on Dublin, Ireland this fall for a 2016 debut (the third season will have 9 episodes — for reference, Season 1 had 8 and Season »
- Allison Keene
Looks like the witches, demons, and Wolfman will be sticking around Showtime for at least another year. The network has renewed its supernatural drama Penny Dreadful for a nine-episode third season that will premiere sometime in 2016. “John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of Penny Dreadful,” said Nevins. “Together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for season three.” Penny Dreadful, which was created by Oscar winner John Logan, stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadway, Rory Kinear, Reeve Carney, Danny Sapani, Simon Russell Beale, Billie Piper, and Helen McCrory. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, the series will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for Season 3. “Penny Dreadful is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic; truly… »
- Chris King
Get ready for more spooky thrills courtesy of “Penny Dreadful.” Showtime has ordered a third season of the drama. The nine-episode season will premiere next year. The current second season of “Penny Dreadful” wraps up with its finale July 5. Also Read: 'Penny Dreadful' Creator Teases Season 2: 'Now We Have a Proper Villain' The series, which counts Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton among its stars, envisions a world where characters from fictional works including “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” intersect. Season 3 of “Penny Dreadful,” a co-production of Showtime and Sky Atlantic, will once again shoot on location. »
- Tim Kenneally
Showtime has given a third season renewal to horror drama “Penny Dreadful.”
The series spearheaded by screenwriter John Logan will begin production in Dublin this fall. Showtime has ordered nine episodes.
“John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fanbase into the meticulously crafted world of ‘Penny Dreadful,'” said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. “Together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for season three.”
“Dreadful” has been a multiplatform success story for Showtime, with a good portion of its audience coming through VOD and streaming platforms.
- Cynthia Littleton
Looks like a good Penny always turns up, too.
Showtime has renewed its gothic drama Penny Dreadful for a third season, the network announced Tuesday.
The nine-episode Season 3 will shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland, (as did Seasons 1 and 2) and will debut in 2016.
Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
“[Writer and executive producer] John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of Penny Dreadful,” Showtime Networks Inc. president David Nevins said in a statement.
Related Emmys 2015: Lead »
Horror drama Penny Dreadful will be returning for a third season next year.
The second season has seen Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a close bond as their group - including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Sembene (Danny Sapani) - join forces to beat an evil force.
Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett said of the series: "Penny Dreadful is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic; truly international in scale and ambition but with a raft of British talent at its core, and filmed in the Republic of Ireland.
"I'm thrilled to have the series returning to the channel, and to once again be partnering with John Logan and continuing to work with our good friends at Showtime. »
[Press Release] New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – Showtime has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful for a third season, it was announced today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, Penny Dreadful will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016. The second season of Penny Dreadful, currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime, will air its season finale on Sunday, July 5. “John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the »
- Pietro Filipponi
Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 7, “Little Scorpion”
Written by John Logan
Directed by Brian Kirk
Airs Sundays at 10 pm Et on Showtime
The overarching theme of Penny Dreadful’s second season—and indeed, the show as a whole—has been the battle for Vanessa Ives’ (Eva Green) soul. Evelyn Poole and her coven of witches have been fighting hard to deliver Vanessa to Satan, and “Little Scorpion” highlights one of the reason’s the devil wants Vanessa’s soul so badly: it’s steeped in darkness.
After last week’s rain of blood sent Vanessa into a swoon, she’s convinced it’s time to get the hell out of town. Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), still under the sway of Evelyn Poole, tries to shrug off Vanessa’s incident, resulting in Vanessa’s amusing, in media res retort: “It wasn’t female hysteria!”
Vanessa and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) travel to the »
- Chris Evangelista
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