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Kingdom

11 August 2017 4:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: AudienceEpisodes: 40 (hour)Seasons: ThreeTV show dates: October 8, 2014 -- August 2, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Nick Jonas, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Joanna Going, and Frank Grillo.TV show description:      This gritty family drama revolves around the world of Mixed Martial Arts (Mma) and is set in a small family gym in Venice, California.Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) owns and operates Navy St. Mma -- a down and dirty storefront gym/do jo. A beloved Mma legend, he is a man of big appetites who came up in a savage world, when Mma was closer to human cockfighting than a mainstream sport. He is a true warrior, carved on the Mt. Rushmore of Mma, but he doesn't have a dime to show for it.Read More… »

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Kingdom Series Finale Recap and Appreciation: Tapped Out

2 August 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

To the very end, Kingdom never pulled its punches. It was a drama populated by terribly faulted people, nary a perfect role model among them. And the closest thing that the Kulinas’ inner circle had to one died in the penultimate episode, no casualty of a brutal cage fight but an utterly random shooting.

RelatedKingdom Cancelled After Three Seasons

What’s more, Kingdom had an incredible sense of place and culture, breaking away from TV’s myriad crime, medical and superhero shows to take us to a tactile, seldom-explored Venice Beach, liberally shooting on location to put on display no glittery, »

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The Best TV Episodes of July 2017 — Watch

31 July 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following contains light spoilers for the included series.]

The Defiant Ones

Season 1, Episode 3

Written by: Allen Hughes, Lasse Jarvi, Doug Pray

Directed by: Allen Hughes

Allen Hughes’ well-cut music documentary is populated with enough industry giants that just listening to them babble for four hours would’ve been well worth the time. But Hughes skillfully incorporated historical footage with those fascinating reflections, and never is the combination more captivating than in Episode 3.

Taking us back to the release of Dr. Dre’s “Chronic” album, Episode 3 features vital discussions about free speech, how rap was a misunderstood tool of rebellion, and why Jimmy Iovine and Dre persevered despited persecution. It’s not just about overcoming censorship and catering to the demand of customers: “The Defiant Ones” shows and tells us why this was a make-or-break moment for the most popular music in the country (especially as coastal rap battles turned deadly).

Where to Watch: HBO Now

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- Ben Travers

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The Best TV Episodes of July 2017 — Watch

31 July 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following contains light spoilers for the included series.]

The Defiant Ones

Season 1, Episode 3

Written by: Allen Hughes, Lasse Jarvi, Doug Pray

Directed by: Allen Hughes

Allen Hughes’ well-cut music documentary is populated with enough industry giants that just listening to them babble for four hours would’ve been well worth the time. But Hughes skillfully incorporated historical footage with those fascinating reflections, and never is the combination more captivating than in Episode 3.

Taking us back to the release of Dr. Dre’s “Chronic” album, Episode 3 features vital discussions about free speech, how rap was a misunderstood tool of rebellion, and why Jimmy Iovine and Dre persevered despited persecution. It’s not just about overcoming censorship and catering to the demand of customers: “The Defiant Ones” shows and tells us why this was a make-or-break moment for the most popular music in the country (especially as coastal rap battles turned deadly).

Where to Watch: HBO Now

Read MoreWhy ‘The Defiant Ones »

- Ben Travers

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Matt Lauria and Cristina Rodlo Join Gina Rodriguez in ‘Miss Bala’ Remake (Exclusive)

19 July 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kingdom” star Matt Lauria and newcomer Cristina Rodlo have joined the cast of Sony’s “Miss Bala” remake starring Gina Rodriguez, sources have told Variety.

Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is on board to adapt the script, which was written by original director Gerardo Naranjo and Mauricio Katz.

Producers of the female-driven action thriller are Kevin Misher and Pablo Cruz with executive producer Andy Berman.

Based on the 2011 Oscar-nominated pic, the story follows a woman who, after her friend goes missing in Tijuana, finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game being played by the CIA, the DEA, and a charismatic young crime boss.

Lauria is best known for his roles on shows like “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” and can currently be seen on the Audience drama “Kingdom,” where he plays the Mma fighter and ex-con Ryan. The show is in its final season and Lauria is now looking to make the jump into feature films after a strong »

- Justin Kroll

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The Best Overlooked Shows of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 July 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show airing in 2017 that people may have missed this year? This could be a new show that debuted or a returning show that aired a new season this year.

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There have actually been two “forgotten” shows in 2017 that I’ve stumped for pretty hard. The first is “Hap and Leonard’s” second season, “Mucho Mojo,” on SundanceTV. It’s nearly a sea change from its first season, as it tells a difficult and complicated racial story that’s balanced with its trademark wit and quirky sensibilities. It’s a tale that isn’t being told anywhere else right now — of neglected neighborhoods, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best Overlooked Shows of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 July 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show airing in 2017 that people may have missed this year? This could be a new show that debuted or a returning show that aired a new season this year.

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There have actually been two “forgotten” shows in 2017 that I’ve stumped for pretty hard. The first is “Hap and Leonard’s” second season, “Mucho Mojo,” on SundanceTV. It’s nearly a sea change from its first season, as it tells a difficult and complicated racial story that’s balanced with its trademark wit and quirky sensibilities. It’s a tale that isn’t being told anywhere else right now — of neglected neighborhoods, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Wynonna Earp's Melanie Scrofano

8 July 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Melanie Scrofano

The Show | Wynonna Earp

The Episode | “Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers” (July 7, 2017)

The Performance | Listen, Melanie Scrofano is obviously always having a very good time as the title character. But as a possessed Wynonna… well, as the kids say today, she was “extra.”

In the wake of costar Dominique Provost-Chalkley giving us an entertaining taste of what the goo can do, Scrofano served up quite a showcase, shifting gears from sassy to savage, from brassy to brutal. From her very first scenes as Mictian’s new host, there was an added spring in her step, »

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DVD Review – Kingdom: Seasons One & Two

7 June 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kingdom: Seasons 1 and 2

Created by Byron Balasco.

Starring Jonathan Tucker, Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Nick Jonas, Matt Lauria, Joanna Going, and Natalie Martinez.

Synopsis:

Personal drama is never far from the cage in DirecTV’s Mma drama, Kingdom, which comes to Us DVD this week from Shout!

In episode two, Alvey (Frank Grillo) tries to tell Lisa (Kiele Sanchez), his girlfriend and tough-as-nails gym manager, that their life and gym are church and state. If this were true, Kingdom wouldn’t exist but it’s all you need to know about Alvey Kulina that he would try to claim it so.

Kingdom is set in the world of Mma fighting. Most of the characters are fighters who compete in a cage to make a living. They suffer grueling weight cuts, abuse coke and alcohol, and battle with the emotional highs inherent to the job.

These are the facts of the show, »

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Kingdom: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four on Audience?

31 May 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Is the Kulina family still fighting the good fight? Has the Kingdom TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Audience? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Kingdom season four. 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 At&T Audience Network, (i.e. the Audience satellite platform), Kingdom stars Nick Jonas, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Joanna Going, and Frank Grillo. The Mixed Martial Arts (Mma) drama is set in a small family gym in Venice, California. Retired fighter Alvey Kulina (Grillo) owns Navy St. Mma — a  struggling storefront gym/dojo — and operates it with his girlfriend and business partner, Lisa Prince (Sanchez). Ex-con Ryan Wheeler (Lauria) was a world »

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Exclusive: Jonathan Tucker on 'Incredibly Frustrating' Cancellation of ‘Kingdom’

30 May 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jonathan Tucker has basketball on his mind. 

The actor is reflecting on a magazine profile of lauded NBA player Stephen Curry, whose childlike essence may be a distraction, the article says, but is also his greatest asset. Tucker finds himself drawn to a quote from Curry's coach: "When Stephen Curry is joyful, he is an assassin."

"It's a wonderful metaphor for actors," says the 34-year-old actor known for roles on Parenthood, Hannibal and Justified, who went to his own joyous place while playing Jay Kulina on DirecTV’s mixed martial arts drama Kingdom, which also stars Nick Jonas. The third and final 10-episode season premieres May 31.

"You've done the work, which is breath work and bodywork and deep spiritual diving; you've learned all the lines, back and forth, and then you show up on set," Tucker explains to Et. "If you're joyous -- if it's exciting, if you're having fun -- beautiful things can happen."

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How ‘Kingdom’ Blends Family Conflict With Kick-Ass Fight Scenes – The Contenders Emmys Video

17 May 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

At Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month, the main cast and creator of At&T’s Audience Network drama series Kingdom gathered to tell a packed crowd of TV Academy and Emmy voters how they manage to blend sometimes very personal family tragedy and drama with an authentic look at the world of mixed martial arts. Now going into its third and final season, executive producer/creator Byron Balasco and stars Frank Grillo, Jonathan Tucker, Matt Lauria, Joanna Going and… »

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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

16 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

16 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Kingdom’ Ep Talks Staying True To Mma; ‘You Me Her’ Creator On “Growing Menu Of Happiness” — Contenders Emmys

9 April 2017 6:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kingdom creator and Ep Byron Balasco was on hand for Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event Sunday, joined onstage by some of the stars including Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, and Joanna Going. The Audience Network show, which will premiere its third and final season May 31, follows Grillo’s character, a former mixed martial arts fighter trying to keep his gym in business. Intrigued by the world of Mma and the people who choose to do it for a… »

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‘Kingdom’ To End After Completion Of Third Season

4 April 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

It was announced Saturday that DirecTV’s Kingdom will be canceled after the completion of the show’s third season. Kingdom, which stars Frank GrilloJonathan TuckerNick JonasKiele SanchezMatt Lauria, and Joanna Going, tells the story of an Mma trainer, his sons, and the fighters they train together in Venice, California. It premiered on DirecTV in 2014. It was announced in July […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘Kingdom’ To End After Completion Of Third Season appeared first on uInterview. »

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Kingdom: TV Series Ending; No Season Four for Mma Drama

3 April 2017 2:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

File this one under cancelled. At&T has confirmed the upcoming third season of its Kingdom TV show will also be the final installment of the Mixed Martial Arts (Mma) series.A drama set in Navy St. Mma -- a Venice, California family gym -- Kingdom stars Nick Jonas, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Joanna Going, Frank Grillo, Natalie Martinez, and Kirk Acevedo. Kingdom season three premieres on At&T Audience Network on May 31, 32017 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. Read More… »

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Kingdom Cancelled After 3 Seasons

1 April 2017 7:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kingdom is punching out after Season 3.

The mixed martial arts drama — which stars Frank Grillo, Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas, among others — has been cancelled, TVLine has learned.

The announcement was made on Saturday by At&T Audience Network and Endemol Shine Studios. The joint statement, released exclusively to EW.com, reads as follows:

“We are looking forward to the upcoming third and final season of Kingdom… We expect Season 3 to be a great one and appreciate the hard work and dedication from creator and showrunner Byron Balasco, »

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“Do Not Reload,” the Official Trailer for Sci-Fi Anthology Series Dimension 404 Has Arrived

29 March 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The creative minds at RocketJump have been cooking up a new project called Dimension 404, and ahead of its premiere on Hulu, the official trailer for the six-episode sci-fi anthology series offers a look at the new show that may especially spark interest in fans of Black Mirror-style storytelling.

"In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is another world. A lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and stories unlike any ever told. Dimension 404 is a science fiction anthology that explores the wonders – and terrors – of our digital age. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action adventure, each episode tells a weird and wild sci-fi tale where the twist ending… is just the beginning. Do not click back. Do not reload. You have reconnected… to Dimension 404.

Dimension 404 is created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos and co-created by Dan Johnson and David Welch. The series »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch the Teaser Trailer for Sci-Fi Anthology Series Dimension 404

17 March 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its April 4th premiere on Hulu, RocketJump's new sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404.

The first season of Dimension 404 will include appearances by Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat), Lea Michele (Glee), Robert Buckley (iZombie), Joel McHale (Community), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Ashley Rickards (Awkward), Sterling Beaumon (Astro Boy), Ryan Lee (Goosebumps), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect), and Malcolm Barrett (Timeless).

The post Watch the Teaser Trailer for Sci-Fi Anthology Series Dimension 404 appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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