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Critics Choice Awards Winners: Who Took Home the Gold?

The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, and the event honored the biggest creative and acting forces on the small screen.

As expected, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale and Feud: Bette and Joan were well represented in terms of wins while Netflix racked up 20 nominations, but how many of them became wins?

Find out below!

Best Drama Series

American Gods (Starz)

The Crown (Netflix )

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) — Winner

Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC)

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Sterling K. BrownThis Is Us (NBC) — Winner

Paul GiamattiBillions (Showtime)

Freddie HighmoreBates Motel (A&E)

Ian McShane – American Gods (Starz)

Bob OdenkirkBetter Call Saul (AMC)

Liev SchreiberRay Donovan (Showtime)

Best Actress In A Drama Series

Caitriona BalfeOutlander (Starz)

Christine BaranskiThe Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Tatiana Maslany
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'Expecting a Good Baby!': Cush Jumbo Announces Pregnancy, Debuts Bump at Critics' Choice Awards

'Expecting a Good Baby!': Cush Jumbo Announces Pregnancy, Debuts Bump at Critics' Choice Awards
There will be a new addition to the Reddick, Boseman, & Kolstad firm!

The Good Fight‘s Cush Jumbo announced she is expecting her first child while walking the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday in Santa Monica, California.

The actress, who was nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series for her role as attorney Lucca Quinn, also debuted her baby bump, dressed in a black cape mini dress by Brandon Maxwell.

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Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners

Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners
The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, honoring the year’s biggest achievements on screens both big and small.

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Netflix entered the race with the highest number of nominations (20 total!), though FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan had the distinct honor of being the most-nominated individual series. But as we were reminded during the broadcast, getting nominated is just the first step.

Scroll down for the complete list of TV nominees and winners, which will be updated throughout the night,
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The Best Overlooked Shows of 2017

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Looking back at the great television of last year, there were plenty of standout series, incredible creative achievements which held millions of viewers in their thrall (and to which the IndieWire team devoted thousands of words of coverage).

However, with literally hundreds of shows on the air or on cable or streaming now, there were inevitably some shows that slipped through the cracks, whether it be in terms of the public’s attention or our own ability to cover them. Below are just a few of the ones which deserved greater recognition for what they were able to achieve on an episode-by-episode basis. Perhaps, should you be running low on fresh new television during these darkest days of winter, one or more of them might spark your interest.

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The E! scripted drama made headlines when it was first announced because of
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The Good Fight: Season Two; Gary Cole Returns to the CBS All Access Series

Kurt isn't going anywhere anytime soon. TVLine reports Gary Cole will return for season two of the CBS All Access series The Good Fight.A spinoff of The Good Wife, the legal drama follows Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), the goddaughter of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), who becomes enveloped in a major scandal that ruins her reputation and her godmother’s finances. The cast also includes Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha.Read More…
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The Good Fight: CBS All Access Sets Season Two Release Date

Are you ready for round two? Today, CBS All Access announced season two of The Good Fight will debut in March.A spinoff of The Good Wife, the legal drama follows Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), the goddaughter of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), who becomes enveloped in a major scandal that ruins her reputation and her godmother’s finances. The cast also includes Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha.Read More…
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'The Good Fight' Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed

'The Good Fight' Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed
The Good Fight's return has an official date.

CBS All Access' original drama series, a spinoff of The Good Wife, will kick off its sophomore season on Sunday, March 4, CBS' streaming service announced Tuesday. New episodes of the 13-episode season will premiere weekly on Sundays for subscribers.

In the second season of The Good Fight, the world is going insane and the Chicago murder rate is on the rise. Amid the insanity, Diane (Christine Baranski), Lucca (Cush Jumbo), Maia (Rose Leslie) and the rest of their law firm find themselves under assault when a client from another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. After a copycat murder, the firm begins to investigate its clients. 

But that's not all the drama facing Diane and company, as Diane goes toe-to-toe with a new partner at the firm, Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald), Maia toughens up after her parents' very public scandal puts her on the hot seat and Lucca
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The Good Fight Sets Season 2 Premiere Date on CBS All Access

The Good Fight Sets Season 2 Premiere Date on CBS All Access
The Good Fight will be back in session in less than three months.

CBS All Access announced Tuesday that the Good Wife spinoff’s 13-episode second season will launch on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Same situation as Season 1: New episodes will be available weekly on Sundays only to CBS All Access subscribers.

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Here’s the official Season 2 logline:

The world is going insane, and the Chicago murder rate is on the rise. Amidst the insanity, Diane (Christine Baranski), Lucca (Cush Jumbo), Maia (Rose Leslie
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Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations

Critics' Choice Awards 2018: Netflix, FX's Feud Lead TV Nominations
Nominees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Wednesday, setting the stage for a clash of the small-screen titans next month.

Though Netflix is leading the pack with 20 total nominations, it’s FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan that emerged as the most-nominated show, with five of its performers also scoring individual nods. FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Big Little Lies also fared well, earning five nominations a piece.

The winners — including those in the film categories, which you can read here — will be announced during a live ceremony airing Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
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More Stars Named For 17th Annual 24 Hour Plays

More favorites of stage and screen have joined the star-studded line-up for the 17th-Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.

Michael Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Paul Sparks, Annie Parisse, Carolyn Cantor and Leslye Headland are the latest to join the exceptional group of artists who will come together to write, direct and perform six original plays within 24 hours. The culminating performance will take place on Monday, October 30th at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre.

Proceeds from the one-night-only performance benefit the Company’s program supporting theatre professionals 25 and under through The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and The Lilly Awards Foundation’s work supporting women in theatre and promoting gender parity.

As previously announced, this year’s cast also features Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Marc Sherman,
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24 Hour Plays On Broadway Announces Cast

The 24 Hour Plays has announced the first round of participants for this year’s production on Monday, October 30th, at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre in Times Square.

Additional cast and creative team members will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s cast will feature Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Shamos, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Justice Smith, Lois Smith, Nico Tortorella and Yul Vasquez.

This year’s directing team will include May Adrales, Warren Leight, Patricia McGregor, Jessica Stone and Kate Whoriskey. The writing team will include Fernanda Coppel, Chisa Hutchinson, David Lindsay-Abaire, Martyna Majok and Molly Smith Metzler. This year’s musical guest is Shaina Taub.

"We are thrilled to announce the first round of actors, writers and directors for this year,
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'The Good Fight' Goes to Fox Networks Group in Germany

21st Century Fox's Fox Networks Group has secured the rights to The Good Fight in Germany in a deal with CBS Studios International.

Starting Nov. 7, Fox will air the first season of the hit drama Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Just like drama series The Good Wife, The Good Fight is executive produced by Robert and Michelle King. Christine Baranski stars alongside Cush Jumbo from The Good Wife and Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie. Additional roles feature Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha.

Baranski plays Diane Lockhart, with the plot picking up one...
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The Good Fight: Another Place You Can Watch the CBS All-Access Spinoff

Have you been wanting to see The Good Fight but don't have a CBS All Access subscription? TVLine reports season one of the Good Wife spinoff is now available on iTunes.The legal drama follows Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), the goddaughter of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), who becomes enveloped in a major scandal that ruins her reputation and her godmother’s finances. The cast also includes Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha.Read More…
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The Good Fight: Season Two Loses a Cast Member

THR reports Erica Tazel will not be a series regular in the second season of The Good Fight TV show on CBS All Access. According to the report, she may return as Barbara Kolstad, in future episodes. As Tazel departs, Michael Boatman and Nyambi Nyambi have been promoted as series regulars in season two. The Good Fight stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Lindo, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha. The CBS All Access sequel picks up one year after the events of The Good Wife TV series finale. As we reported earlier this week, Audra McDonald is reprising the role of Liz Lawrence, which she originated in season four of The Good Wife on CBS. Read More…
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The Good Fight: Another Good Wife Character to Return for Season Two

Liz Lawrence is back! CBS All Access has announced Audra McDonald is joining the season two cast of The Good Fight TV show, as a series regular. She's reprising her guest starring role on The Good Wife, as Adrian Boseman's (Delroy Lindo) ex-wife. The Good Fight stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha. The CBS All Access sequel picks up one year after the events of The Good Wife TV series finale. Learn more from this CBS All Access press release.08.01.2017Audra McDonald Joins The Cast Of “The Good Fight” As A Series Regular On CBS All AccessLos Angeles – August 1, 2017 – Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald has joined the cast of The Good Fight on CBS All
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Audra McDonald Joins “The Good Fight” as Series Regular

Audra McDonald in “The Good Wife”: David M. Russell/CBS

Audra McDonald will soon be fighting “The Good Fight.” Deadline confirms that McDonald is joining Season 2 of the CBS All Access show as a series regular. The Tony-winning actress will be reprising her “Good Wife” role, United States attorney Liz Lawrence.

McDonald’s character will receive additional backstory when she makes her “Good Fight” debut. “Liz will be revealed as the ex-wife of ‘The Good Fight’s’ Adrian Boseman, played by Delroy Lindo,” Deadline writes. “Over the course of the season, the two will have to deal with many of their unresolved issues.”

“We’re thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of ‘The Good Fight,’” commented series EPs Michelle and Robert King. “After seeing her facility with both comedy and drama, we were dying for the chance to work with her again.” The Kings added, “Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character she developed in the fourth season of ‘The Good Wife.’”

A spinoff of CBS’ legal-political drama “The Good Wife,” “Good Fight” follows Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) as she tries to rebuild her career at a new firm after losing her savings in a Bernie Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme. “Good Wife” recurrer Cush Jumbo also stars alongside Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”) and Erica Tazel (“Justified”).

McDonald has won six Tony awards throughout her career as a Broadway actress and singer. Her most recent win was in 2014 for “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” The “Private Practice” star’s other screen credits include an HBO production of “Lady Day,” “Ricki and the Flash,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” In April McDonald was honored at Variety’s Power of Women: New York event. She was recognized for her work with Covenant House, a privately-funded agency that helps homeless youth.

Season 2 of “The Good Fight” is expected to premiere in early 2018.

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Audra McDonald to Reprise 'Good Wife' Role on 'The Good Fight' Season 2

Audra McDonald to Reprise 'Good Wife' Role on 'The Good Fight' Season 2
Liz Lawrence is back!

Audra McDonald is officially reprising her The Good Wife role in season two of the CBS All Access spin-off, The Good Fight. The news was announced during CBS' summer Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.

Related: 'The Good Fight' Is Coming Back for a Second Season

Liz Lawrence was the tough U.S. attorney and ex-wife of Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo), who in season two will have to deal with many of their unresolved issues. McDonald joins the cast as a series regular alongside Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha.

"We're thrilled that Audra McDonald will return to the fictional Chicago of The Good Fight," said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. "After seeing her facility with both comedy and drama, we were dying for the chance to work with her again. Audra brings intelligence, strength, and wit to Liz Lawrence, the character
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Audra McDonald Joins The Good Fight as Series Regular in Season 2

Audra McDonald Joins The Good Fight as Series Regular in Season 2
Another familiar face is ready to fight The Good Fight.

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Audra McDonald, who appeared as attorney Liz Lawrence on CBS’ The Good Wife, is joining its CBS All Access spinoff as a series regular, the streaming service announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Tuesday. When The Good Fight returns for its second season in 2018, Lawrence will be re-introduced as Delroy Lindo’s character’s estranged ex-wife.

She joins fellow series regulars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie,
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British TV and film industry 'pulls plug' on black actors, says Cush Jumbo

Jumbo, speaking to a Labour arts diversity inquiry, says she often hit the ‘exotic best friend ceiling’

Actor Cush Jumbo has accused the British television and film industry of “pulling the plug” on actors of colour, and said she repeatedly came up against “the exotic best friend ceiling” when auditioning for roles in the UK.

Jumbo, known best for her roles in hit American TV series The Good Wife, and its spin-off The Good Fight, spoke at an evidence session for the Labour party’s inquiry into diversity in the arts about the failures of broadcasters to recognise the value of black and working class actors.

Related: David Harewood says black British actors may be better suited to American roles

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A lover and a fighter: Cush Jumbo on The Good Wife's spinoff and her raucous new play

Cush Jumbo is back home in Britain to star in Common, a wild drama about sex and murder in 1800s London. She talks about filming a Josephine Baker biopic – and her new friend ‘Mezza’ Streep

Last week, Cush Jumbo was on her way home from rehearsals at the National Theatre in London, when a woman came up to her on the train. “She said, ‘I’m so sorry to stop you, but you look just like that American actress in The Good Wife.’” It’s been happening a lot since she got back from New York last month. She lives in Brooklyn for half of the year, while she stars in TV show The Good Wife’s new spinoff The Good Fight, in which she plays the impeccably dressed, no-nonsense lawyer Lucca Quinn.

“It took her ages to realise!” she says in a voice that’s Lewisham born and raised,
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