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‘The Deuce’ Star Dominique Fishback on Darlene’s ‘Questionable’ Choices, Big Finale Twist

15 October 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday’s “The Deuce“) Darlene (Dominique Fishback) is nearing a big decision about her future on “The Deuce.” In Sunday’s episode, Darlene’s reluctance to be pushed into adult films by Larry (Gbenga Akinnagbe) becomes clear, but her final scene in the massage parlor suggests that she’s about to change her path. “She realizes as the episodes go on that she has more power than she ever thought she did, especially with her relationship with Larry,” Fishback told TheWrap. “It’s assumed that because he’s the male, and he’s physically stronger, he has the power. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Gbenga Akinnagbe

26 September 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Gbenga Akinnagbe is an American actor and writer who was born in Washington D.C. on December 12, 1978. His Nigerian parents raised him in Silver Spring, Maryland, along with his older sister and four younger brothers. He is best-known for his role in the HBO series ‘The Wire’. He originally auditioned for the role of Chris Partlow in 2003 before getting a recurring role on the series in 2004. In 2008, Akinnagbe was promoted to a series regular for the fifth and final season. Other television series in which he has had regular appearances include ‘The Following’ and ’24: Live

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Gbenga Akinnagbe »

- Nat Berman

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The Deuce: Season Two Renewal for HBO Drama Series

19 September 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

With a title like The Deuce, it seems only natural that HBO would order a second season of their newest drama series. The series premiered on September 10th and the first season is currently averaging a 0.26 in the 18-49 demographic with 835,000 viewers (per the live + same day ratings).The Deuce features the talents of James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Gary Carr, Dominique Fishback, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva, Emily Meade, Natalie Paul, and Michael Rispoli. Set in 1970s New York, the show revolves around the legalization of porn and the rise of the industry.Here's the renewal announcement from HBO: HBO Renews Drama Series The Deuce, Created By George Pelecanos And David Simon, Starring James Franco And Maggie Gyllenhaal, For Second SeasonLos Angeles, Sept. 19, 2017 – Following early »

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The Deuce: Season One Ratings

13 September 2017 11:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Since Girls and The Leftovers have ended and Vice Principals, Game of Thrones, and Veep are nearing the end, HBO needs to shore up its programming slate, to retain its paid subscribers and attract new ones. Will The Deuce TV show, from George Pelecanos and David Simon, fill the bill? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. An HBO 1970s period piece, The Deuce stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. Barkeep Vincent Martino (Franco) is something of a promotional wiz. »

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The Deuce: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on HBO?

13 September 2017 11:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch What the deuce is going on with Vince and Frankie Martino? Is The Deuce TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Deuce 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? Airing on the HBO premium cable channel, The Deuce stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the »

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The Deuce

10 September 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBO. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 10, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. TV show description: A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce TV show centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. The cast of characters includes bartenders, pimps and prostitutes, police officers, and party people. Flourishing barkeep Vincent Martino (Franco) is something of a promotional wiz. Despite his »

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The Deuce season 1 episode 1 review: The Pilot

10 September 2017 8:06 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Sep 27, 2017

David Simon's The Deuce arrived last night in the UK. Spoilers ahead in our Us chums' review of episode 1...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.1 The Pilot

The New York City of 1971, the New York City of The Deuce, is before my time. The days of fabled sleaze and seduction, vibrancy and violence, which piled onto the sidewalks like so many ripped garbage bags, have long passed… albeit, the garbage stacks remain. Even upon first visiting the Big Apple nearly 20 years ago, Giuliani Time was deep in the rearview, for better or worse. The crime rate is still way down, and you could walk through Times Square without being bombarded by trash, porno theaters, and rented »

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‘The Deuce’ Review: Twin James Francos Shine in the Exciting, Masterfully Directed First Episode

10 September 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Deuce” Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot.”]

When “Vinyl” debuted in February 2016, it was a big deal — for HBO. With a feature-length pilot directed by Martin Scorsese and an enticing ensemble cast including Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Olivia Wilde, the new drama series was meant to be the next “Boardwalk Empire”; which was, in itself, the next “Sopranos.”

Read More:‘The Deuce’ Review: HBO’s Outstanding Porn Drama Is David Simon’s Most Absorbing Series Since ‘The Wire

That obviously didn’t happen. Despite the prestige names in front of and behind the camera, as well as a popular period setting in ’70s rock n’ roll era New York City, viewers didn’t spark to the drug-fueled ride.

Time will tell if they take to “The Deuce,” but the fire has been lit — and Michelle MacLaren set it off.

From the first scene forward, where the camera comes creeping in from the street to a dive »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Deuce’ Review: Twin James Francos Shine in the Exciting, Masterfully Directed First Episode

10 September 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Deuce” Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot.”]

When “Vinyl” debuted in February 2016, it was a big deal — for HBO. With a feature-length pilot directed by Martin Scorsese and an enticing ensemble cast including Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Olivia Wilde, the new drama series was meant to be the next “Boardwalk Empire”; which was, in itself, the next “Sopranos.”

Read More:‘The Deuce’ Review: HBO’s Outstanding Porn Drama Is David Simon’s Most Absorbing Series Since ‘The Wire

That obviously didn’t happen. Despite the prestige names in front of and behind the camera, as well as a popular period setting in ’70s rock n’ roll era New York City, viewers didn’t spark to the drug-fueled ride.

Time will tell if they take to “The Deuce,” but the fire has been lit — and Michelle MacLaren set it off.

From the first scene forward, where the camera comes creeping in from the street to a dive »

- Ben Travers

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The Deuce Season 1 Review

10 September 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The entire first season was provided prior to broadcast.

“It’s the Deuce” – Vincent Martino

The sensory disorienting cesspool that is 1970s Manhattan, teeming with merciless pimps, amoral patrolmen, and entrepreneurial mafiosi, serves as the backdrop for David Simon’s engrossing, titillating HBO drama The Deuce. Co-created with George Pelecanos, who worked alongside Simon on The Wire and Treme, the eight-episode first season documents the evolution of the porn industry, the etiquette of prostitution, and the institutional racketeering propelling and consolidating them.

Breaking the skin is Vincent Martino (James Franco) and his twin brother Frankie (also Franco). A bartender of unparalleled trustworthiness, apart from deserting his flirtatious wife (Zoe Kazan) and children, Vincent bares the brunt of his kin’s gambling addiction and hotheaded demeanour. Incidentally, Frankie’s excessive debt to Rudy Pipilo (Michael Rispoli) lands Vincent a cushy managerial position at the thug’s newest bar, eventually allowing him »

- Joseph Falcone

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James Franco Shines In New Trailer For HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

8 August 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(Aotn) Taking us back to the gritty 1970’s New York City, a time when sex and drugs ran rampant and the porn industry went from being a back-alley, brown-paper-bag commodity to a billion-dollar universal in American life. There was a moment when ground zero for the earliest pioneers in the flesh trade was the midtown heart of the nation’s largest city, New York’s Times Square. HBO’s new eight episode series “The Deuce” starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal provides us with a look at this time of both sexual and cultural awakening.

Taking a page out of the “Fargo” playbook, Franco will portray two rival twin brothers who eventually became Mob fronts for the Gambino family in midtown, rising to some prominence in their own right. Those tales – provided by a brother who passed away a few brief months before “The Deuce” began filming its pilot – form »

- Kristyn Clarke

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‘The Deuce’ Trailer: James Franco-Led ’70s Porn Tale Looks Like HBO’s Next Great Drama

7 August 2017 9:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you weren’t already sold on “The Deuce,” this might be what finally does the trick.

HBO released their latest look at the ’70s-set series from “The Wire” creator David Simon, charting the rise of New York’s porn industry during the decade.

It’s another heavy look at dueling James Francos: The actor plays twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, Time Square bar owners whose involvement in this burgeoning business causes some unexpected trouble. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who gets drawn into the business with different ambitions.

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This new trailer follows all of their pursuits of cash, either via bank loans or another line of work, money flowing from within and outside the underground business. It also gives a hint at how “The Deuce” will look at the police’s response to (or »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Deuce’ Trailer: James Franco-Led ’70s Porn Tale Looks Like HBO’s Next Great Drama

7 August 2017 9:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you weren’t already sold on “The Deuce,” this might be what finally does the trick.

HBO released their latest look at the ’70s-set series from “The Wire” creator David Simon, charting the rise of New York’s porn industry during the decade.

It’s another heavy look at dueling James Francos: The actor plays twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, Time Square bar owners whose involvement in this burgeoning business causes some unexpected trouble. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who gets drawn into the business with different ambitions.

Read MoreThe 20 Best HBO Series of All Time, Ranked

This new trailer follows all of their pursuits of cash, either via bank loans or another line of work, money flowing from within and outside the underground business. It also gives a hint at how “The Deuce” will look at the police’s response to (or »

- Steve Greene

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HBO to premiere The Deuce with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in September

27 July 2017 5:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has set a date for the premiere of its new series The Deuce. Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the ten-episode series will explore the beginnings of the porn industry in 1970s New York and will premiere on Sunday, September 10th.

The Deuce was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon. The pair will also executive produce with Nina K. Noble and James Franco. Also starring in the series are Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Ghris Coy, Natalie Paul and Michael Rispoli.

“For America, flesh as a legal commodity begins in New York City, but it travels everywhere into the national life,” says Simon. “The fact is, we don’t sell a luxury car, blue jeans or bottle of beer anymore without a certain amount of pornographic thought attached.”

The Deuce follows the rise of the porn culture in »

- Ricky Church

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Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp To Star In ‘Egg’; Jim Klock Cast In ‘Green Dolphin’

17 July 2017 4:54 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Orange Is the New Black‘s Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks, and Anna Camp have signed on to topline motherhood dark comedy Egg, directed by Marianna Palka from indie production company Over. Easy. LLC. Also starring David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe, the pic centers on conceptual artist Tina (Reiner), when she introduces her eight-month pregnant art school rival (Hendricks) to her non-traditional surrogate Kiki (Camp), the truth outs and the patriarchy fights to… »

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Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, & Anna Camp to Star in Marianna Palka’s “Egg”

17 July 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Alysia Reiner in “Orange is the New Black”: Netflix

A radical depiction of unconventional motherhood is on the way. A press release has announced that Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Alysia Reiner (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect”) have signed on to star in “Egg,” a dark comedy “about why we choose motherhood, why we revere it, fear it, or delegate it, and why some of us choose to forgo it.” The female-led story, which hails from indie production company Over. Easy., will be written by best-selling author Risa Mickenberg and directed by “Glow” star Marianna Palka.

The story centers on Tina (Reiner), an audacious conceptual artist — is there any other kind? — who, along with her “passive-aggressive feminist husband” Wayne (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Deuce”) invites her “eight-month pregnant art school rival (Hendricks) and power-hungry, new money husband Don (David Alan Basche, ‘Equity’) to their loft in the Bronx for dinner,” the official synopsis details. The pair plan to surprise their visitors with Tina’s new work-in-progress — “a radical alternative to motherhood. But when Tina and Wayne’s non-traditional surrogate Kiki (Camp) arrives in short shorts, the truth [comes out] and the patriarchy fights to hang on to its teeth.”

Produced by Reiner, Basche, and Michele Ganeless, former President of Comedy Central, the pic is scheduled to shoot later this summer in New York.

“We are thrilled to throw another stone at the glass ceiling of Hollywood, by hiring more women than men, while telling this darkly comic stereotype-breaking story about parenthood,” said Reiner.

Palka made her directorial debut with 2008’s “Good Dick,” a comedy about a lonely woman (Palka) and the video store clerk (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”) trying to impress her. Her most recent film, “Bitch,” debuted at Sundance earlier this year. The feminist comedy stars Palka as a mother of four children who discovers her husband is cheating on her. “She can’t kill herself, so she finds another solution by living as a dog in the family basement,” Palka explained to us.

When we asked her what she’d like people to think about after watching “Bitch,” she said, “That healed people heal people. That woman deserve all of their civil and human rights. That no one needs to use the term ‘bitch’ against anyone else, unless they’re literally talking about a female dog. Because no one is actually that term. So let’s find a better word,” she urged.

Palka produced Lucy Walker’s Oscar short-listed, Emmy Award-nominated “The Lion’s Mouth Opens.” She’s also the subject of the doc short, which sees the Scottish multi-hyphenate confronting the possibility of having Huntington’s Disease.

Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, & Anna Camp to Star in Marianna Palka’s “Egg” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner to Star in Dark Comedy From 'Glow' Actress

17 July 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner and Anna Camp are set to star in the dark comedy Egg.

Hendricks and Reiner will play old art-school rivals that both happen to be expecting children at the same time, but one is carrying hers while the other is using a surrogate, played by Camp.

The movie comes from best-selling author Risa Mickenberg (Taxi Driver Wisdom) and will be directed by filmmaker Marianna Palka, who recently starred on Netflix's wrestling comedy Glow. David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe also star. 

Reiner and Basche are producing, along with former Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless.

Hendricks was last seen in the comedies Fist Fight and »

- Mia Galuppo

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Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, Anna Camp join 'Egg'

17 July 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dark comedy set to shoot in New York later this summer.

Production company Over Easy has castChristina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, and Anna Camp as the leads in Egg.

The story centres on a conceptual artist and her passive-aggressive husband who invite a pregnant art school rival and her power-hungry husband to their loft in the Bronx for dinner, and surprise their guests with the artist’s work-in-progress – a radical alternative to motherhood. David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe will also star.  

Marianna Palka will direct the comedy from a script written by Risa Mickenberg, author of Taxi Driver Wisdom. Palka is a four time Sundance Film Festival alumnus whose directorial debut Good Dick premiered in 2008.

Hendricks is best known for Mad Men and recently starred in The Neon Demon. She was just announced as a lead in the upcoming NBC series Good Girls. Upcoming films include Candy Jar, for Netflix, with [link=nm »

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Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, Anna Camp Join Comedy ‘Egg’

17 July 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp have come on board motherhood comedy “Egg” with shooting set for this summer in New York from indie film production company Over Easy

David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe will also star. Marianna Palka will direct from a script by Risa Mickenberg, author of “Taxi Driver Wisdom.” The film will be produced by Reiner, Basche, and Michele Ganeless, former president of Comedy Central.

“We are thrilled to throw another stone at the glass ceiling of Hollywood, by hiring more women than men, while telling this darkly comic stereotype-breaking story about parenthood,” said Reiner.

Reiner will play a conceptual artist while Akinnagbe will play her passive-aggressive feminist husband presenting a radical alternative to motherhood. Hendricks will portray her pregnant art school rival with Basche playing her money-hungry spouse. Camp will portray a surrogate for Reiner’s character.

Reiner moved into producing with “Equity,” in which she also starred. The »

- Dave McNary

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Watch James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Porn Industry Drama, 'The Deuce'

10 July 2017 6:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal become entrepreneurs in seedy 1970s New York City in the debut teaser for HBO series The Deuce.

Franco takes on dual roles as shaggy-haired twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, a gambler and bartender who become fronts for the mob in Times Square. Gyllenhaal plays Eileen "Candy" Merrell, an independent sex worker who transitions into the booming porn industry.

The clip showcases the sordid atmosphere of the era, teasing gunfire, violent police altercations, sex, nightclub boozing and a marquee promoting the premiere of 1972 "Golden Age" porn flick Deep Throat. »

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