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Glow: Season Two Renewal for Netflix TV Show

10 August 2017 9:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Netflix has some glowing news. Today, the streaming service announced they've renewed Glow for a second season.The dramedy "follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women's wrestling TV show." The cast also includes Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Sunita Mani, Marianna Palka, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, and Bashir Salahuddin.Read More… »

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'Glow' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

20 July 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Glow is hopping back in the ring.

Netflix has renewed the female-led wrestling series — aka The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — for a second season, the streaming giant announced Thursday.

The show will return for another 10 episodes. 

The series, co-created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and executive produced by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron. Kate Nash, Jackie Tohn and Kia Stevens — the only actress with wrestling experience — also round out the 14-women ensemble featured on the first season, which released its 10 episodes on June »

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Glow's Sheila the She Wolf Is Totally Unrecognizable Out of Costume

29 June 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Netflix In order to film Glow, Netflix's hit about a real-life female wrestling program from the '80s, a lot of the cast went through some spectacular makeovers to ensure their characters truly looked like they belonged in the decade of Aqua Net and legwarmers. For Gayle Rankin, however, her transformation into Sheila the She Wolf was a little bit more extreme. In Glow, the Meyerowitz Stories actress, who has also starred in Broadway's Cabaret and is currently in the Public Theater's production of Hamlet, rocks a wild black wig, out-of-control smoky-eye makeup, and yellowed teeth to express her inner wolf. In real life, though? Gayle looks a whole lot different. RelatedThe Reason That Actress in Glow Reminds You of Kate Nash Is Because She's Kate Nash Image Source: Getty / Roy Rochlin Without Sheila's wig, the 27-year-old classically trained Scottish star has short, white-blond hair (and significantly less »

- Quinn Keaney

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Grab Some Aqua Net, Crank Up Your Walkman, and Enjoy Glow's '80s Soundtrack

29 June 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There are so many reasons you might fall in love with Netflix's Glow. Maybe it's because it reminds you of Orange Is the New Black? Or you're dazzled by the sparkly, vintage wardrobe? Maybe you just can't get enough Debbie Egan. Whatever it is about the delightful wrestling comedy that sparks your fancy, we're also willing to bet you're a fan of the incredible '80s soundtrack. And how could you not be? With #deepcuts from Journey, Patti Labelle, and Thompson Twins, it's one blast from the past we can't get enough of. RelatedThe Reason That Actress in Glow Reminds You of Kate Nash Is Because She's Kate Nash »

- Quinn Keaney

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The Reason That Actress in Glow Reminds You of Kate Nash Is Because She's Kate Nash

28 June 2017 1:35 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you've gotten to the seventh episode of Netflix's latest breakout hit, Glow, then you'll likely find yourself hearing a very familiar voice. Rhonda, the bubbly, big-banged British member of the show's all-female wrestling group, comes up with a rap to hype up the crowd during the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's first match with a live studio audience. "Glow, Glow, that's the name, women's wrestling is our game," she chants (sorry, "speak-sings") in the middle of the ring. "If we play rough, please don't blame us, our style is wild, and you know you can't tame us!" If Rhonda's voice gives you a major case of déjà-vu in that scene, might I ask if you're a fan of the 2007 song "Foundations"? Or "Merry Happy"? Because Rhonda is actually played by British singer-songwriter Kate Nash! Since charming the music scene with her debut album in 2007, Made of Bricks (which went platinum »

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Singer Kate Nash on Dealing with Body Shaming: ‘I’ve Been Called ‘Too Fat’ and ‘Too Ugly’ ‘

23 June 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kate Nash had a hit debut album at just 20 years old, and after nine years in the music business, she’s dealt with plenty of body shaming.

“When you’re a woman, you have such a strange relationship with your body because — especially when you’re in the public eye — you’re constantly being judged,” she tells The Independent.

The British singer was often splashed across U.K. tabloids in the years since Foundations came out in 2007.

“People comment on my body all the time in a really inappropriate way, in a way I find completely offensive saw it in »

- Julie Mazziotta

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Get in the Ring: How 'Glow' Recreates the Golden Age of Lady-Wrestling TV

23 June 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

No doubt about it: The 1980s was a strange time to channel surf. Those neon-tinted, big-haired, irony-free days have provided Internet curio-seekers with fodder for infinite terabytes of grainy, colorful ephemera. And one of the cornerstones of weird Eighties television was "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" (G.L.O.W. for short), an all-female pro-wrestling league whose exploits were filmed in Las Vegas and syndicated nationwide.

It's the type of retro-kitsch from the Reagan era could have vanished down the YouTube black hole – until Netflix resurrected it, sort of. The cult »

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Glow: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Netflix?

23 June 2017 5:02 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Will the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling return to the ring? Has the Glow TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Glow 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 Netflix paid subscription platform, Glow stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Sunita Mani, Marianna Palka, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, and Bashir Salahuddin. A fictional comedy, the Glow TV show is inspired by the 1980s all-female professional wrestling league and the syndicated G.L.O.W.: Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting »

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Glow

23 June 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 23, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Sunita Mani, Marianna Palka, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, and Bashir Salahuddin.TV show description: A fictional comedy, the Glow TV show is inspired by the 1980s all-female professional wrestling league and the syndicated G.L.O.W.: Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting TV series. It centers on a group of L.A. women who contribute to a low-rated cable wrestling series. Ruth Wilder (Brie) is a struggling actress, who is having a difficult time making ends meet. Although she takes her craft quite seriously, she accepts a »

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Alison Brie on Her ‘Glow’ Role: I Want to ‘Shatter This Image That People Have of Me’

22 June 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thirteen of the fourteen-woman cast of executive producer Jenji Kohan‘s new Netflix series, women’s wrestling show “Glow,” were present at the premiere Wednesday evening at the Arclight Hollywood cinema in Los Angeles.

Glow” is based on the real-life 1980s women’s wrestling show of the same name, and gives a fictional account of how the show began. Alison Brie stars as Ruth Wilder, a young “serious” actor struggling to find work, with Betty Gilpin as her soon-estranged best friend and ex-soap opera star Debbie Eagan. The two are accompanied by a large cast of other wrestlers, who each »

- Erin Nyren

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Glow Season 1 Review

21 June 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

All ten episodes were provided prior to release.

Glow is about women battling the patriarchy with totally sweet wrestling moves.  The show (very) loosely dramatizes the real life behind the scenes turmoils of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Glow), an all-female wrestling show that aired in 1986-1990 and became a minor cult classic. Actresses, stuntwomen and models, all eager to break into the world of showbiz, auditioned – most of whom had never wrestled in their lives. From this unlikely clay, a vast array of colorful characters emerged, giving Glow the reputation as one of the most entertaining wrestling franchises around.

Netflix’s take on the material follows struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a shrimpy drama nerd whose dreams of performing Strindberg and Brecht have crashed headlong into unhappy reality. We meet her as she undergoes a humiliating audition for a servile secretary role, which she subverts by ‘mistakenly’ reading the man’s part. Post-audition she accosts the casting director, pleading for a chance to play something other than a dippy doormat. Turns out there just aren’t roles like that. Well… there is this one show that’s looking for “unconventional women”…

It’s a tip that propels Ruth into a world of turnbuckles, suplexes, sequinned costumes and self-empowerment. It turns out to be a passion project of wrestle-mad trust fund rich kid Bash Howard (Chris Lowell), who’s corralled washed up B-movie director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) into directing the inaugural season of Glow.

The rest of the season follows the Glow’s bumpy and circuitous ride to the airwaves. Leaving aside the tangled thicket of financial, creative and interpersonal dramas, the biggest hurdle the team must clear is that nobody really knows anything about wrestling. Sure, former Blaxploitation star Cherry Bang (Sydelle Noel) knows how to fake a fall, and Carmen (Britney Wong) comes from a famous wrestling family, but the vast majority of them simply don’t ‘get’ professional wrestling.

And so each of the characters is on a personal journey from drab domesticity to neon-soaked wrestling superstardom, each having their own ‘eureka’ moment when they finally embrace professional wrestling in all its beautiful absurdity.

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There’s an infectious sense of joy embedded deep into Glow’s DNA. Despite its high-minded moral core (women asserting the power of their own bodies and carving out a place of strength), Glow never feels remotely preachy. Much of this is down to Marc Maron’s chain-smoking grump-with-a-heart-of-gold director, described as “more sexist than he is racist.” In between coke binges, he instructs the women in the finer arts of “cunt punching” (a phrase quickly repeated for emphasis), invents eye-bogglingly offensive wrestling personae for the ladies (the Indian-American Arthie (Sunita Mani) is told she’s to be ‘Beirut,’ a bomb-chuckin’ Middle Eastern terrorist), and sums up the whole enterprise to a stuffed-shirt network exec as “porn you can watch with your kids… finally.”

Sam’s nicotine n’ coke soaked cynicism finds the perfect foil in Ruth’s peppy idealism, with Maron and Brie positively lighting up the screen whenever they’re bouncing off one another. The duo are responsible for some of the funniest moments in the season, but the rest of the cast are no slouches, either. I’d go so far as to say that Glow features one of the best ensemble casts I’ve seen in a very, very long time – almost Altman-esque in the way it satisfyingly develops every single character and weaves a complex web of interactions and rivalries.

This all takes place in a beautifully realized 1980s Los Angeles. Glow resists the temptation to tip over into salmon pink, neon-lit cliché period fetishism, carefully choosing its costumes, scenery and set designs so as not to obscure the drama. That said, there’s a delightful episode that sees us take a trip to Bash’s Nagel-festooned yuppie pad – which contains his Rocky IV-esque robot buddy (who’s stuffed full of drugs), a spot-on skewering of Nancy Reagan WASPs against drugs, and a pitch perfect 80s pop soundtrack. My favourite bit of period detailing came when a character has to take a home pregnancy test. Nowadays you simply pee on a stick, but back in the 80s it seems to be some bizarre alchemical process, combining test tubes of chemicals and piss to byzantine instructions.

On top of all that, Glow is funny. Really goddamn funny. Alison Brie has proved her comedy credentials many times over in Community, but she’s never been funnier than she is here. Watching her camp it up as Soviet dominatrix bitch ‘Zoya the Destroyer’ is hands down hilarious. But everyone gets a fair share of belly laugh inducing punchlines, with special credit to singer-songwriter Kate Nash’s Rhonda, whose ditzy British wrestler is a particular comedy highlight.

Glow is a straight up home run for Netflix. The show had me engaged from the first episode and by the finale I was absolutely rapt. I may have even sniffed back a little tear at one critical point. Roll on season 2, and be quick about it! »

- David James

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A Guide to the ‘80s Women’s Wrestling Behind Netflix’s ‘Glow’

21 June 2017 9:10 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A bright, neon-lit corner of the ‘80s was occupied by a popular TV show centered on an all-female wrestling league. They were the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling -- or, simply, Glow. Founded in 1986, Glow ran for four seasons on TV, bringing colorful characters -- Corporal Kelly, Dallas and Tina Ferrari among them -- to living rooms across the country. Now, almost 30 years after going off the air, they are back as the inspiration behind one »

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TV Review: ‘Glow’ on Netflix, Starring Alison Brie

15 June 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Glow,” a new Netflix half-hour, is a finely wrought period piece of an especially ahistoric-seeming time and place: 1985, on the fringes of Hollywood, in a moment both entirely recognizable and light years away. Everything that thrived in the ‘80s seems to have been as artificial as possible: Spandex, synthesizers, shoulder pads, extra-strong hairspray. It’s a decade of neon and fluorescence; it’s an era that literally glows.

No wonder it was the Golden Age of professional wrestling — a muscle-bound flourish of theatricality that is more soap opera than sport. The essence of wrestling is its artifice; its grandiose gestures and over-the-top stunts are meant to be only barely believable.

Glow” takes this arena of artifice and turns it into a story of feminine coming-of-age with a bright, engaging energy that balances tones with masterful skill. The show admires the glitz of the ‘80s — or at least, the way pop culture purports to remember the ‘80s — but »

- Sonia Saraiya

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‘Glow’ Trailer: Alison Brie Enters the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Ring for Netflix

15 May 2017 7:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Get ready for spandex, screaming and some high-octane ring-based action, because the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are coming to Netflix.

Read More: ‘Glow’ Teaser Trailer: First Look at Alison Brie’s Female Wrestling Series from Jenji Kohan

A fictionalized recreation of the real-life cult wrestling franchise from the ’80s, which took the blunt male masculinity of professional wrestling and gave it some female pizazz, the series stars Alison Brie in her first major post-“Community” series role, as Ruth, a struggling actress who looks to Glow as her one last chance at stardom. Marc Maron plays the man running the show, and the cast also includes Betty GilpinMarc Maron, Kate Nash, and Chris Lowell.

The real life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a weekly syndicated series that began in 1986 and filmed for four seasons in Las Vegas, combining on-stage wrestling with over-the-top sketch comedy. (The Netflix series takes place in Los Angeles, »

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‘Glow’ Trailer: Alison Brie Enters the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Ring for Netflix

15 May 2017 7:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Get ready for spandex, screaming and some high-octane ring-based action, because the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are coming to Netflix.

Read More: ‘Glow’ Teaser Trailer: First Look at Alison Brie’s Female Wrestling Series from Jenji Kohan

A fictionalized recreation of the real-life cult wrestling franchise from the ’80s, which took the blunt male masculinity of professional wrestling and gave it some female pizazz, the series stars Alison Brie in her first major post-“Community” series role, as Ruth, a struggling actress who looks to Glow as her one last chance at stardom. Marc Maron plays the man running the show, and the cast also includes Betty GilpinMarc Maron, Kate Nash, and Chris Lowell.

The real life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a weekly syndicated series that began in 1986 and filmed for four seasons in Las Vegas, combining on-stage wrestling with over-the-top sketch comedy. (The Netflix series takes place in Los Angeles, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Glow: Watch the Netflix Release Date Teaser

1 March 2017 1:54 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Check out the premiere date announcement teaser for the Glow TV show on Netflix. The new series is a 1980s Los Angeles period piece about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Season one drops to Netflix on June 23, 2017. Inspired by the real story of the 1980's female wrestling league, Netflix teases the new series will feature plenty of "big hair and body slams."A fictionalized dramedy, Glow tells the story of an unemployed actress who takes one final chance to live her dreams, in a weekly series about female wrestlers. The Netflix series stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Britney Young, Sydelle Noel, Britt Baron, Jackie Tohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani, Kia Stevens, Gayle Ranking, Ellen Wong, Chris Lowell, Alex Rich, and Kevin Kiley Jr.Read More… »

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