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Aziz Ansari Slates Master Of None Season 2 For April 2017 Premiere

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Coming off of strong reviews across the board, Netflix confirmed the inevitable back in February when it renewed Aziz Ansari’s astute comedy Master of None for a second season, but didn’t mention when fans could expect the return of one Dev Shah.

Now, taking to Twitter, Ansari has today narrowed down that release window somewhat, revealing that the next batch of episodes will hit the streaming platform in April of next year.

I’m sorry I never tweet. We’re writing Master of None Season 2. It’ll be out in April. I did some podcasts if you want to check them out?

Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) May 27, 2016

Headlining Master of None as a 30s-something actor, who makes ends meet in New York City while working across a series of commercials, Aziz Ansari originally hatched the Netflix original series in tandem with Alan Yang, who remains attached to pen the »

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Aziz Ansari, Kerry Washington Talk Diversity: 'Every Industry is So White'

25 May 2016 6:06 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Aziz Ansari and Kerry Washington will be appearing in the fourth season of PBS SoCal's Variety Studio: Actors on Actors series. As Variety reports, during their sit down, the actors discussed the diversity issue in Hollywood, particularly within the TV industry.

In a clip from their upcoming episode, the pair weren't exactly sure why TV seemed to display more diversity than in films. "I feel like everybody's talked so much about how there's more diversity on TV than in film. I don't understand why," Washington, who stars on ABC's Scandal and HBO's Confirmation, »

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Kerry Washington and Aziz Ansari: ‘Every Industry Is So White,’ Not Just Hollywood

25 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kerry Washington and Aziz Ansari sat down for the fourth season of Variety’s and PBS’ Actors on Actors series and the two actors struggled to find why the TV industry has received so much praise for improvements in diversity.

“I feel like everybody’s talked so much about how there’s more diversity on TV than in film. I don’t understand why. Do you?” Washington, star of HBO’s “Confirmation” asked Ansari.

“I don’t know,” said Ansari. “If I had to guess I feel like there’s more diverse creators.”

“Our show, it’s Indian guy, Asian guy, so there’s going to be more Indian people, Asian people,” continued Ansari, who stars in “Master of None.” We have a diverse group of friends and we didn’t even really think about it when we were making the show that ‘oh this is diverse.’ We were just like this feels real. »

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TV Scorecard: What Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed in 2016?

25 May 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

We're in the middle of May Sweeps, and networks are making major decisions about what shows will make the cut for Fall. Which shows will return this Summer? Which comedies and dramas are getting one final season? What is disappearing into the night, never to be seen again? Take a look below to find out the fate of your favorite shows, and if it's not on this list, it's probably on our previous scorecard! What's Been Renewed ABC Once Upon a Time: Just ahead of its highly anticipated 100th episode, the fantasy series has been picked up for its sixth season. Scandal: The heart-stopping political drama will return for a sixth season. Grey's Anatomy: The iconic medical drama is officially coming back for season 13! How to Get Away With Murder:: This crazy-addictive, insane show will be covering up murders for a third season. Modern Family: ABC's staple »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Emmy Contenders 2016: Sneak Peek of the Top Races

24 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s that time of year — Emmy season is almost upon us. Before the race for TV’s top trophy takes off in earnest, Variety takes a look at nine key categories and breaks down which of last year’s nominees are in and out of the running and which newcomers have already made an impact on the kudos landscape.

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What’s out: AMC’s “Mad Men” retired after seven seasons and eight series noms.

What’s back: AMC’s “Better Call Saul”; PBS’ “Downton Abbey”; Showtime’s “Homeland”; Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black”; and HBO’s reigning champ, “Game of Thrones,” are all eligible again.

Looking to return: CBS’ “The Good Wife,” last nominated in 2011, has one final chance to make its case.

What’s new: Among freshmen contenders, USA’s “Mr. Robot” has a leg up thanks to a Golden Globe victory, »

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Peabody Awards: Diversity Takes Center Stage as Jon Stewart, David Letterman Return to Spotlight

22 May 2016 12:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Nearly three months after this year's Oscars, the issue of diversity onscreen was a recurring theme at the 2016 Peabody Awards on Saturday night. During his opening remarks, Peabody director Dr. Jeffrey P. Jones said, "If this is the year of demonstrating #OscarsSoWhite, Peabody continues to highlight stories that represent voices with a focus on racial and ethnic diversity. That includes a third of this year's winners." That wasn't the only reference to #OscarsSoWhite. As host Keegan-Michael Key was pointing out diverse guests in the audience like Aasif Mandvi, Jessica Williams, Aziz Ansari, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis

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Peabody Awards Live Blog: ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Transparent,’ David Letterman Receive Honors

21 May 2016 4:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 75th annual Peabody Awards are underway in New York, with stars and showrunners of “Mr. Robot,” “Unreal,” “Transparent,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and other programs on hand to accept their kudos. David Letterman and Jon Stewart are also in the house to receive special achievement honors.

Follow Variety‘s live coverage from Cipriani Wall Street here as the winners take the stage.

7:14 p.m.: Host Keagan-Michael Key takes the stage following a goofy video featuring him consulting Fred Armisen and Stephen Colbert on hosting the ceremony.

7:17: Key notes the high level of diversity among the honorees. He calls out Jada Pinkett-Smith as being in the crowd, noting her vocal protest regarding the Oscar nominees this year. When he’s told that she’s not here, he exclaims: “This would have been the one for Jada to come to!”

7:24: Jill Soloway accepts for “Transparent. »

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Aziz Ansari on Hollywood's Diversity Problems: It's 'Strange' That It's Only White People in Nicholas Sparks Films

21 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Aziz Ansari, speaking Friday night at The New York Times' TimesTalks in New York City, had a one-word assessment of Hollywood's progress on diversity. "When people like ask me, 'Do you think like the diversity stuff is getting better?' I'm like, 'No.' " For example? Nicholas Sparks movies. "There's a poster right outside our writer's room, it's one of those Nicholas Sparks books where it's just two white people just staring at each other," the Master of None creator and star said. "It's like, there's been 20 of those movies - not once is it a black woman staring into a guy's eyes. »

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Aziz Ansari on Hollywood's Diversity Problems: It's 'Strange' That It's Only White People in Nicholas Sparks Films

21 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Aziz Ansari, speaking Friday night at The New York Times' TimesTalks in New York City, had a one-word assessment of Hollywood's progress on diversity. "When people like ask me, 'Do you think like the diversity stuff is getting better?' I'm like, 'No.' " For example? Nicholas Sparks movies. "There's a poster right outside our writer's room, it's one of those Nicholas Sparks books where it's just two white people just staring at each other," the Master of None creator and star said. "It's like, there's been 20 of those movies - not once is it a black woman staring into a guy's eyes. »

- Maggie Parker

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Aziz Ansari ('Master of None')

19 May 2016 9:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"I do think we need more shows with protagonists that aren't straight white guys," says Aziz Ansari — the Indian-American stand-up comedian and best-selling author who co-created, with Alan Yang, writes and stars in the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Master of None — as we sit down at New York's Empire Hotel to record an episode of the Awards Chatter podcast. "Being a minority that's running a show, I feel an obligation to look out for all minorities — not just Asian people, but everybody — because every person has their version of the cabdriver thing.

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Why Maria Bamford's 'Lady Dynamite' is 2016's Must-See TV Show

19 May 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Conventional wisdom would have it that crippling mental illness isn't a good subject for a sitcom. But there's nothing conventional about Maria Bamford's brand of comedy. Fans of her stand-up and such through-the-rabbit hole projects like 2012's Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special —  in which the 45-year-old comedian performs a taped set for just her parents in their living room — know that she isn't afraid to tap into very dark, very personal places in her work. So when Bamford announced she was developing a sitcom for Netflix that »

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Top Comedy Shows to Bring to Your Next Girls' Night

18 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Let's be real here, planning your girls' night can be pretty stressful. We've all been there when you're trying to figure out all the details involved with how the night can go down. Should you stock up on wine, beer, vodka, or all of the above? Should you serve tapas, wings, pizza, or any food available through Postmates? Obviously, a little bit of everything is always a good thing. But, the big question of the night is, of course, what should you and your ladies watch while chatting, drinking, eating, and having the time of your lives?

Sometimes you're in the mood for something scary or sad or even romantic, but we all know that most of the time you and your girls want to just sit back and laugh. Thankfully, we live in the golden age of comedy shows starring some fierce females that will have you howling the night away. »

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Eric Wareheim: the new king of awkward Us comedy

17 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He’s at home whether performing lysergic sketches, working with Aziz Ansari or presenting UK arts show Random Acts. Meet a comedian at one with the askew

In a low-lit studio near Oval Tube station in south London, filming for the new series of Channel 4’s short-film strand Random Acts is under way. On the face of things, it seems like a professional operation: the set is sparsely decorated and stylish, the short films on the monitors by Martin Creed, the Chapman brothers and others, are by turns weird and affecting. But something seems to be wrong with the show’s presenter Eric Wareheim, a tall, bearded man wearing an ill-fitting blazer. He keeps garbling his lines, facing the wrong direction and arguing with the director, all while the cameras are rolling. He’s frankly a mess, but then that’s sort of the point.

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Robert De Niro on Equality, North Carolina: 'The Struggle Continues'

16 May 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

GLAAD, the world's leading Lgbt media advocacy organization, held its 27th annual Media Awards on Saturday. This year's ceremony held more significance in light of the controversial House Bill 2 legislation in North Carolina, which many view compromises Lbgt rights. 

"Remember oppressive laws like the ones in North Carolina," Robert De Niro said accepting the award for Excellence in Media. "The struggle continues and challenges us to be vigilant and aggressive in protecting all our rights." Mariah Carey, who won the Ally Award, praised marriage equality. Jennifer Lawrence, Aziz Ansari, Caitlyn Jenner, »

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Michelle Obama Is a Showstopper in Naeem Khan at Nordic State Dinner

13 May 2016 6:27 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When it comes to making a fashionable entrance during State Dinners, Michelle Obama has a perfect track record. The First Lady stunned tonight in a blush-colored Naeem Khan gown which featured a bodice, full skirt and one-shoulder detailing. To complete the gorgeous look, Flotus opted to wear her hair in an updo and chandelier earrings. While greeting guests in the White House's North Portico, President Barack Obama told reporters that his wife "looks great," as she playfully replied, "He stepped on my dress." Demi Lovato served as the evening's performer while several famous faces enjoyed the dinner including Aziz Ansari, Miranda Kerr, Tracee Ellis Ross, Al Roker, Connie »

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Ktown Cowboys Is A Game Changer for Asian American Movies

12 May 2016 1:07 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

I’m so excited to talk about this movie. I learned of this production through various Korean entertainment websites that I frequent. I was more than curious about it and couldn’t wait to check it out.

Ktown Cowboys, directed by Daniel Park, is described as a coming-of-age movie, but it’s more like an “adulting is hard” movie. Essentially it’s the live action counterpart of a web-series about a group of friends who are wading through the last remnants of immaturity as they finally begin to accept responsibility for their lives.

It sounds deep, but it’s not. In fact, it was hilariously awkward and frank. If you have ever seen 21 & Over, this movie is basically showing you the life of the Asian kid after college if he were Korean and his friends were also Korean. Completely the opposite of 21 & Over though, the whole Ktown Cowboys movie shows »

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These 30-Year-Old Movies Are Desperately in Need of a Remake

10 May 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What was allowed in 1986 is cringeworthy today

Two movies I loved as a child celebrated their 30th anniversaries recently, and when I looked back upon them nostalgically, as one does, I saw products of their time that mostly hold up — save for one horribly dated, unforgivable element each. The kind of offense that makes it hard to still appreciate the movie when that one inexcusable part dominates your mind.

Both “Crocodile” Dundee and Short Circuit have decent scripts. The former was even nominated for an Oscar. The latter remains quotable. Their main characters are major figures of 1980s pop culture. Not on the level of Arnold Schwarzenegger and E.T., but higher up than Yakov Smirnoff and The Noid. But I can no longer enjoy these movies. Not as they are, anyway.

Their respective crimes are things that shouldn’t have even been tolerated at the time. In Dundee it’s a scene where Paul Hogan’s titular »

- Christopher Campbell

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Beyoncé Shows Up Solo to the Met Gala in an "Easy" Latex Gown, Has the Time of Her Life Inside

4 May 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Beyoncé gave us a glimpse of her Met Gala look via Instagram on Monday night before arriving at the main event, putting her curves on display in a latex-like Givenchy gown. The singer, who paused from her Formation World Tour to pop up in the Big Apple, shared a social media snap of herself in that secretive space she's been known to take photos and, much like last year, let us know that she was planning to hit the red carpet and gave us some time to get ourselves in formation. While walking the famous staircase and speaking to reporters, Beyoncé said of her dress, "It's actually a lot easier than last year." Whatever you say, queen! Inside, Beyoncé mixed and mingled with stars like Madonna, Amy Schumer, Odell Beckham, Jr., Aziz Ansari,and Joan Smalls. She also reunited with her Obsessed costar Idria Elba, linked up with her pal Nicki Minaj and little sister, »

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Vimeo Acquires Digital Distribution Platform Vhx To Help Indie Creators Offer Svod Channels

2 May 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Vimeo announced today its acquisition of Ott subscription platform Vhx for an undisclosed sum.

Founded in 2011, Vhx offers distribution tech that has helped more than 1.5 million content creators gross roughly $9.6 million by selling content directly to their audiences. Some of its bold-faced titles include the Aziz Ansari standup special Dangerously Delicious as well as influencer-led films like Camp Takota and Expelled.

The acquisition of Vhx’s platform will bolster Vimeo’s own efforts to help creators build Svod services within its budding ecosystem of 280 million video-makers and viewers -- which it says includes individual creators, niche programmers, and major media entities.

Visit Tubefilter for more great stories. »

- Geoff Weiss

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Patrick Stewart Plays ‘F—, Marry, Kill’ with Thomas Middleditch Using Star Trek Characters (Video)

29 April 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thomas Middleditch and Patrick Stewart engaged in a friendly game of “Star Trek”-themed “F—, Marry, Kill” at Variety‘s fourth edition of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

“Who would you want to have sexual intercourse with, who would you want to marry, and then who would you want to kill out of the following three: Will Riker, Deanna Troi and Data?” Middleditch, who stars in HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” asks Stewart.

“Lord, this is a complicated question,” responds Stewart, a “F—, Marry, Kill” newbie.

“The kill would have to be Riker because he’s big and scary and very dominating,” says Stewart of his on-screen comrade. “For a wife I would choose Deanna, but just as a kind of one-night stand…I would choose Data because, well think about it.”

“There was an episode where he had to present his sexual equipment for discussion,” says Stewart, who played Captain »

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