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Brent Morin, Sasheer Zamata Try to Find Themselves in 'The Outdoorsman' Trailer (Exclusive Video)

17 October 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Brent Morin and Sasheer Zamata are searching for themselves in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive trailer of The Outdoorsman.

The Undateable actor and the Saturday Night Live alum star in the romantic comedy, which also marks David Haskell's directorial debut. The film sees Morin as an aspiring wilderness writer who is preparing to cut ties with society and spend a year in the mountains (despite never having gone camping before) and Zamata as a goal-oriented woman who just left her corporate job and is also on a search to find herself. Just before his trip, the two get involved, leaving them both at »

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My 5: ‘StarTalk’ Host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Favorite Comedians

3 October 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“For so many people, learning is a chore, but laughing is not. If we can combine learning with laughing, you can teach anybody, anything,” says famed American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who does exactly that as host of the National Geographic talk show StarTalk, which returns on Sunday, Oct. 1 with a new season of facts, laughs and plenty of A-list guests. 

While the show regularly features scientific commentary and cosmic queries, it’s all delivered with a comedic punch. And in today’s polarizing political climate, Tyson says “it’s a comedian’s obligation to challenge social, cultural and political norms.” If they are not, then no one is being challenged to think, he adds. 

So it makes sense then that so many funny people, including Ben Stiller, Jay Leno, Larry Wilmore and Whoopi Goldberg, have stopped by the show. “When a comedian is on the show as a guest, I don't seek »

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Saturday Night Live: Gosling's game but Kate McKinnon carries the show – again

1 October 2017 4:25 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Alec Baldwin’s mediocre mimicry of Trump continued but McKinnon’s clock-dwelling Jeff Sessions was a hit and she even made Angela Merkel funny

Saturday Night Live started its 43rd season with on a bit of a high, fresh off a string of Emmy wins and with a few new featured players to replace the departed Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata.

But despite the gameness of second-time host Ryan Gosling, the show never elevated much beyond average.

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- Elise Czajkowski

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds ‘Popstar’ Scene Stealer Chris Redd and Two More Featured Players

27 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

At the end of the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live this past spring, three cast members left the show. Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer were given a fond farewell while Sasheer Zamata opted to leave the show without much pomp and circumstance. Over the summer, we were left wondering if executive producer Lorne Michaels […]

The post ‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds ‘Popstar’ Scene Stealer Chris Redd and Two More Featured Players appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Saturday Night Live Gets 3 New Cast Members For Season 43

27 September 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Saturday Night Live reveals who will be replacing Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, and Sasheer Zamata in the show's cast for season 43. »

- Danny Salemme

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'Saturday Night Live' Adds 3 Castmembers for Season 43 -- Meet the New Featured Players!

26 September 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Saturday Night Live is bringing on three new young comics just days before the Season 43 premiere.

NBC announced on Tuesday that the show has added Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd as featured players.

The long-running sketch show is shoring up its cast after multiple departures at the end of last season, including veteran cast members Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer, as well as Sasheer Zamata, who was with the show for four seasons.

Of the new hires, Redd is likely the most recognizable after his scene-stealing performance as rapper Hunter the Hungry in the music mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, where he appeared alongside SNL alum Andy Samberg.

Watch: Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Share Sweet Goodbyes to 'SNL' After Their Final Episode

As for Gardner, she's currently with The Groundlings improv group based out of Los Angeles, and is a writer and performer on the Crackle original animated series »

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SNL Adds Disjointed's Chris Redd, Two Other Featured Players to Cast

26 September 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mere days before its Season 43 premiere, Saturday Night Live has added a trio of fresh faces to its cast. (Hope they can memorize lines quickly!)

The long-running NBC sketch show has tapped Chris Redd (Disjointed), Heidi Gardner (SuperMansion) and Chicago improv comedian Luke Null to join the cast as featured players, the network announced on Tuesday. They’ll officially make their debut in this Saturday’s season premiere, hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Jay-z.

RelatedSNL Adds Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot, The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani as Hosts

Redd is the most recognizable of the three rookies, »

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The $100,000 Pyramid: Season Two Ratings

25 September 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Over the decades, several versions of Pyramid have found success in syndication, but last year, the Alphabet Network revived the series The $100,000 Pyramid TV show in primetime. As a summer series the new Pyramid, hosted by Michael Strahan, did well enough in the ratings to score a second season renewal. Can they repeat, or even built upon its success? Will The $100,000 Pyramid TV show be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. On The $100,000 Pyramid, celebrities partner with contestants and play word games to compete for large cash prizes. Celebrities appearing in the second season on ABC include: Ken Jeong, Dave Foley, Cam Newton, Brandon Marshall, Tom Bergeron, Jennifer Nettles, Margaret Cho, Michael Rapapport, Wendie Malick, Jesse Palmer, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Retta, Bobby Moynihan, Debi Mazar, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette, and RuPaul.  Also competing are Justin »


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At Home with Amy Sedaris: TruTV Previews New Comedy Series

22 September 2017 9:51 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Welcome to my home." Recently, truTV released a new trailer for their upcoming TV show At Home with Amy Sedaris.The comedy series will feature Sedaris as she showcases her unique talent for crafts and homemaking. Guest stars will include Rachel Dratch, Nick Kroll, Jane Krakowski, and Sasheer Zamata.Read More… »


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Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in Season 43 With Sam Smith & Pink as Musical Guests

21 September 2017 8:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Saturday Night Live is returning for its highly anticipated 43rd season, and the acclaimed sketch series is going strong right out of the gate with some awesome hosts.

While it was previously announced that Ryan Gosling would be returning as host for the season premiere, along with musical guest Jay-z, NBC revealed on Thursday that Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, is set to host on Oct. 7.

This will be the 32-year-old action heroine's first SNL appearance ever, and it comes just over a month before the premiere of her long-awaited superhero blockbuster, Justice League, on Nov. 17.

Gadot will be joined by musical guest Sam Smith, making his second visit to Studio 8H. The 25-year-old English singer-songwriter recently debuted his latest single, "Too Good at Goodbyes," off his forthcoming second studio album.

Watch: Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Share Sweet Goodbyes to 'SNL' After Their Final Episode

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'SNL' Adds Three Featured Players for Season 43

21 September 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

NBC's Saturday Night Live is adding a trio of fresh faces to its cast.

The veteran sketch comedy has enlisted Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner and Luke Null as featured performers for its upcoming 43rd season.

The trio will help fill the voids created by the departures of Bobby Moynihan (who had been there for nine seasons), Vanessa Bayer (seven) and Sasheer Zamata (four), who left after the season 42 finale. 

Redd is an actor, comedian and writer best known for his role as Hunter in the mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, where he co-starred alongside SNL alums including »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Fall 2017 TV Preview: New Shows By and About Women to Check Out

20 September 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Star Trek: Discovery”: CBS Entertainment

We are officially in the throes of the fall television season — and the next couple of months will be an especially good time for women on the small screen. From now until Thanksgiving there will be a bunch of new female-driven projects to check out across broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms.

This Sunday marks premiere of the much-anticipated “Star Trek: Discovery,” a feminist prequel to the Kirk and Spock-led 1966 original. The CBS All Access series revolves around two women of color: Starfleet officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).

October will see the bows of several women-created series. Among them are two ABC shows: Tassie Cameron’s child abduction drama “Ten Days in the Valley” starring Kyra Sedgwick, and Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters’ “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” a dramedy about depression, faith, and life. The CW will also debut the reboot of “Dynasty,” co-created by Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick. The update of the classic soap will focus on the not-too-friendly relationship between a woman and her same-aged stepmother-to-be.

Three women-hosted talk shows will also kick off in October. Sarah Silverman and Robin Thede will take on politics and current events in Hulu’s “I Love You, America” and Bet’s “The Rundown,” respectively. And Amy Sedaris will instruct us on cooking and crafting via her manic, twisted worldview in the truTV series “At Home With Amy Sedaris.”

The second Margaret Atwood TV adaptation this year, “Alias Grace,” will hit Netflix in early November. Written by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, the Canada-set miniseries follows Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant accused and convicted of murder. For lighter November fare, turn to “Smilf” and “She’s Gotta Have It,” both of which are comedies inspired by films. Frankie Shaw’s “Smilf” is about a young mother trying to find romantic and professional fulfillment, which is extra difficult since she is also raising a child. “She’s Gotta Have It,” meanwhile, sees an independent Brooklyn artist juggle relationships with three different men.

Here are just some of the new series and television projects from and about women premiering this fall.

Star Trek: Discovery” (Premieres September 24 on CBS All Access)

Star Trek: Discovery”: CBS All Access

What it’s about: Set a decade before Kirk and Spock’s adventures on the Enterprise, “Star Trek: Discovery” centers on a female Starfleet officer named Michael (Sonequa Martin-Green), her captain (Michelle Yeoh), and the rest of the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and beings as they travel throughout space.

Why we’re excited: While the number of black and Asian female characters on TV is slowly increasing, it’s still uncommon for a series to feature more than one woman of color, let alone two female lead characters of color. So it seems “Discovery” will be a trailblazer in that regard. Also, per an early trailer, it appears that the mentor-protege relationship between Captain Georgiou and Michael will be a main focus. We think a feminist, diverse “Star Trek” is the sci-fi project 2017 needs right now.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again” (Premieres September 29 on Netflix)

The Magic School Bus Rides Again

What it’s about: Kate McKinnon will lead this reboot of the classic kids’ series. Ms. Fiona Frizzle — younger sister of Lily Tomlin’s original Ms. Valerie Frizzle — takes the students of Walkerville Elementary on scientific, adventure-filled field trips with the help of a very special school bus.

Why we’re excited: If “Hidden Figures” taught us anything, it’s that young female viewers crave stories about women in Stem fields. “The Magic School Bus Rides Again” is both a project that will expose young women to the wonders of science and serve as a worthy successor to the “Magic School Bus” of the ’90s. Plus, with her habit of playing smart, weird, enthusiastic characters, McKinnon is the perfect actress to follow in Tomlin’s footsteps.

“Ten Days in the Valley” — Created and Written by Tassie Cameron (Premieres October 1 on ABC)

“Ten Days in the Valley”

What it’s about: Jane Sadler (Kyra Sedgwick) is the producer of a controversial television series about the police. Also a single mother, Jane’s personal and professional lives are upended when her daughter goes missing.

Why we’re excited: Sedgwick has a knack for playing skilled law enforcement officials (“The Closer,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and also had a memorable turn as a lonely widowed mother in last year’s “Edge of Seventeen.” “Ten Days in the Valley” is a drama that will bridge those two aspects of Sedgwick’s talents and could potentially provide meta-commentary on the way police cases are portrayed on TV versus the way they work in reality.

“9Jkl” — Co-Created by Dana Klein (Premieres October 2 on CBS)

What it’s about: Newly divorced actor Josh Roberts (Mark Feuerstein) returns home to New York City and moves into an apartment bookended by his parents and his brother.

Why we’re excited: “9Jkl” is loosely based on star Feuerstein’s own experiences and was co-created and is exec produced by the actor’s wife, Dana Klein. With a woman in one of the series’ creative roles, it’s likely that “9Jkl” will be more than the typical “dude who can’t get away from his overbearing family” fare. It’s also possible that Klein’s presence behind-the-scenes will mean that the roles of Josh’s mother (Linda Lavin) and sister-in-law (Liza Lapira) will be given more depth than is usual for female characters in broad sitcoms.

The Halcyon” — Created by Charlotte Jones (Premieres October 2 on Ovation)

The Halcyon

What it’s about: This glamorous British import is set in a five-star hotel in WWII-era London. “The Halcyon” takes us into the lives of the socialites and guests who frequent the hotel as well those who work at the venue, and explores how everyone has been affected by the war.

Why we’re excited: “The Halcyon” aired earlier this year in Britain and will finally be available in the U.S. come October. Produced by the people behind “Downton Abbey” and “The Crown,” the series has the potential to become the newest obsession for Anglophiles, fans of period dramas, or anyone who appreciates well-executed costume design. And, of course, “The Halcyon’s” focus on war, politics, and class divisions will also make for some great pop culture think pieces.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” — Created by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (Premieres October 3 on ABC)

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”

What it’s about: A self-absorbed but unhappy young man (Jason Ritter) is tasked with saving the world by a celestial figure named Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory) after he moves in with his widowed sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher).

Why we’re excited: For one, anything from former “Agent Carter” showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters is worth checking out. But “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” also stands out because it appears to be the rare project that explores faith and the role it can play in people’s lives. Considering the series’ description and the fact that ABC categorizes it as “a light drama,” “Kevin” has the potential to join “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin” in the growing comedy-with-big-ideas TV genre.

Dynasty” — Co-Created by Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick (Premieres October 11 on The CW)


What it’s about: This reboot of the classic primetime soap will present the epic rivalry between the uber-wealthy Carrington and Colby families through the sparring Carrington women: Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and her very young stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Glamour, betrayal, conspicuous consumption, and murder ensue.

Why we’re excited: Over-the-top soap operas can be a lot of fun and “Dynasty” co-creator Stephanie Savage has a knack for building compelling shows around the equal parts fascinating and revolting lives of the crazy rich (Savage has previously worked on “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl”). Not to mention that the best soaps are the ones whose protagonists are both villains and heroes. It seems the new “Dynasty” will have that in spades with Fallon and Cristal.

“I Love You, America” (Talk Show) (Premieres October 12 on Hulu)

What it’s about: Hosted by Sarah Silverman, the weekly series will be a balanced take on the current political climate and the 45th president. Silverman will present us the week’s most pressing topics with her personal commentary, interviews with people who don’t necessarily agree with her, and of course, many, many jokes.

Why we’re excited: In the Trump era, it can be hard to find any news outlet (comedic or otherwise) that isn’t imbued with despair. And if there’s one thing Silverman’s comedy is known for, it’s the performer’s wonder-filled, childlike persona. Optimism and lightness are in short supply right now, so it will be a relief to have a host like Silverman present the garbage fire that is the world through her trademark perkiness. It will also be interesting to see how many times per episode Silverman will manage to reference “pussy-grabbing.”

“The Rundown With Robin Thede” (Talk Show) (Premieres October 12 on Bet)

Thede: Bet

What it’s about: Robin Thede (“The Nightly Show”) will examine the latest in politics and pop culture through commentary, sketches, and parodies. As Thede told The Hollywood Reporter when news of “The Rundown” broke, “This is going to be a show that is absolutely geared to a black audience and told from a black, female perspective.”

Why we’re excited: Thede is already in the TV history books for being the first black female head writer on a late-night comedy show and she’s sure to bring the insightful, razor-sharp observations about race and gender she honed at “The Nightly Show” to “The Rundown.” Further, while there is the rare white female voice in late-night comedy (Samantha Bee and, soon, Sarah Silverman), black women have not had the opportunity to engage as much with political comedy — so it seems like “The Rundown” will see Thede blaze yet another trail.

“The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story” (Docuseries) (Premieres October 20 on Netflix)

Del Castillo: Netflix

What it’s about: Actress Kate del Castillo will share her side of the infamous del Castillo-Sean Penn-Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán story in this three-part Netflix documentary miniseries.

Why we’re excited: While the 2016 meeting between between del Castillo, Penn, and the drug lord El Chapo made international headlines, not many details are known about del Castillo’s role in the rendezvous. It was reported that she “brokered” the meeting and effectively introduced Penn and El Chapo, but the rest of her story has not yet been told. It will be interesting to learn del Castillo’s reasons for working with one of the world’s most-wanted criminals and it seems that Netflix will offer audiences information that has previously been kept from the public, including never-before-seen footage of del Castillo, Penn, and El Chapo’s interaction.

At Home With Amy Sedaris” (Talk Show) — Co-Created by Amy Sedaris (Premieres October 24 on truTV)

At Home With Amy Sedaris

What it’s about: This “Martha Stewart Living” spoof sees actress and writer Amy Sedaris cook, bake, and craft alongside guests like Jane Krakowski, Rachel Dratch, and Sasheer Zamata. Sedaris will present her expertise on the domestic arts through segments like “Entertaining the Grieving” and “The Craft of Love Making” and a song about the appropriate uses for each type of glue.

Why we’re excited: Sedaris has been stealing scenes as a guest star for years (see: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Broad City,” “Difficult People”) and it’s been 17 years since “Strangers with Candy” went off the air. Needless to say, it’s high-time she starred in her own series. Spending a half-hour with Sedaris each week will be amazing and if we learn how to make fancy, probably X-rated center pieces along the way, so much the better.

Alias Grace” (Miniseries) — Directed by Mary Harron; Written by Sarah Polley (Premieres November 3 on Netflix)

Alias Grace”: Sabrina Lantos/Netflix

What it’s about: Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s historical novel, “Alias Grace” centers on 19th century “murderess” Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), who was accused and eventually convicted of killing her employer and co-worker. After 10 years of maintaining her innocence in prison, Grace tells her story — or what she can remember of it — to a psychiatrist (Edward Holcroft).

Why we’re excited: Well, if “The Handmaid’s Tale” is any indication, adaptations of Atwood’s work tend to make great TV. As in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Alias Grace” centers on a woman trapped in a terrifying, misogynistic system. What makes “Alias Grace” even more chilling is that it is based on the true story of Grace Marks and it’s unclear whether Grace herself is a patsy or a sociopath. And, of course, the upcoming Netflix show is written by “Away from Her” and “Stories We Tell” helmer Sarah Polley and is directed by “American Psycho’s” Mary Harron. There’s no way we’re missing a project that boasts talented women on and offscreen.

Smilf” — Created by Frankie Shaw (Premieres November 5 on Showtime)

Smilf”: Mark Schafer/Showtime

What it’s about: Frankie Shaw stars in, writes, directs, and produces this comedy about a young single mother who finds it’s hard to balance the duties of motherhood with an active sex life, relationships, and a career. “Smilf” is based on Shaw’s 2015 short film of the same name.

Why we’re excited: “Smilf” appears to be a spiritual spinoff of another one of our favorite shows, “Catastrophe,” the Amazon comedy about a couple navigating the ugly realities of parenthood and marriage. With her sexual frankness, her awkward conversations with her gynecologist, and intense love for her kid, Shaw’s “Smilf” character, Bridgette, could be Sharon Morris’ younger, slightly more insecure American sister.

“Danica” (Documentary) — Directed by Hannah Storm (Premieres November 8 on Epix)

Danica Patrick: Nascarking/Wikimedia Commons

What it’s about: Racecar driver and mogul Danica Patrick looks back on her career in the male-dominated world of racing — and provides viewers a glimpse into her life off the speedway — in this documentary from sports broadcast journalist Hannah Storm.

Why we’re excited: Most people who have heard of Danica Patrick know that she’s a Nascar driver, but probably couldn’t tell you too much else about her. Storm’s doc presents a full picture of Patrick as a person, not just as one of the few women in a sport that’s especially male-driven. We’re confident that Storm’s vision will make “Danica” a particularly compelling story. After building a successful career in the man’s world of sports journalism, the director herself is surely familiar with being known as the only woman in the room.

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars” (TV Movie) (Premieres November 23 on PBS)

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

What it’s about: This sequel to the 2016 TV movie “Anne of Green Gables” sees Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine), now 13 years old, struggling to support her family as her guardian Matthew’s (Martin Sheen) health begins to fail. Anne also discovers she has romantic feelings for Gilbert (Drew Haytaoglu), which threatens her close friendship with Diana (Julia Lalonde).

Why we’re excited: Between last year’s “Anne of Green Gables” and the Netflix series “Anne with an E,” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved heroine seems to be making a major comeback. Which makes total sense: Anne is headstrong and true to herself, and must face plenty of hardships at home and at school. That’s something most 13-year-old girls can personally relate to. Keeping that in mind, “The Good Stars” could make for the perfect family — and feminist — Thanksgiving entertainment.

“She’s Gotta Have It” (Premieres November 23 on Netflix)

“She’s Gotta Have It”: David Lee/Netflix

What it’s about: Based on Spike Lee’s 1986 romantic comedy of the same name, “She’s Gotta Have It” centers on artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) as she splits her time between building her career and spending time with her friends and three lovers (Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, and Anthony Ramos).

Why we’re excited: Sex-positive depictions of women on TV have increased in the past few years, but it’s still fairly rare to see a female character who is, on the whole, unconcerned with having a monogamous relationship. Also, “She’s Gotta Have It” seems like the perfect show to fill the “Insecure”-shaped hole in our lives. Like the ladies of Issa Rae’s HBO series, Nola is an intelligent, flawed black woman trying to carve out a space for herself in both the professional and social spheres. And we definitely could see Issa, Molly, Kelli, and Tiffany attending one of Nola’s art shows.

Fall 2017 TV Preview: New Shows By and About Women to Check Out was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Retribution Dlc coming to PlayStation 4 next week

6 September 2017 5:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actionvision has announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Retribution, the fourth Dlc Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the U.S., is coming to PlayStation 4 on September 12th, bringing with it four new, epic multiplayer maps, and the final Infinite Warfare zombies co-op experience called The Beast from Beyond, set in an abandoned military base on a distant ice planet. Check out a trailer and screenshots here…

“Our team has had so much fun this year creating content for the Infinite Warfare community,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “So with Retribution, it’s the culmination of our thrilling zombies storyline, where players will head to a new setting with tons of surprises, and find out what evil force has been pulling the strings all along. For multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four new maps that really showcase combat rig abilities and great gameplay. »

- Gary Collinson

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Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Casts Lauren Hutton, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps

30 August 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

STXfilms has rounded out the cast of Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty.”

Game of Thrones” alum Tom Hopper, “Saturday Night Live” cast members Aidy Bryant and Sasheer Zamata, Lauren Hutton, Adrian Martinez, Busy Philipps, and Dave Attell have signed on to the film. They join Michelle Williams, Rafe Spall, and Emily Ratajkowski.

STXfilms has set a June 29 release date for the comedy, which marks the directorial debuts of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.

The movie is scheduled to shoot in Boston. Schumer is portraying a woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis, but awakens from a fall, believing she’s suddenly the most beautiful and capable person on the planet.

Wonderland Sound and Vision’s McG and Mary Viola will produce with Voltage PicturesAlissa Phillips, Dominic Rustam, and Nicolas Chartier. Schumer will also produce. Kevin Kane, a frequent collaborator of Schumer’s, will co-produce. »

- Dave McNary

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Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps Round Out Cast for Amy Schumer Comedy 'I Feel Pretty'

30 August 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Amy Schumer's comedy I Feel Pretty has rounded out its cast.

SNL stand-out Aidy Bryant, SNL grad Sasheer Zamata and Busy Philipps are joining the Stx Films project, along with comedian Dave Attell, Game of Thrones' Tom Hopper, Adrian Martinez and Lauren Hutton.

The newcomers join the already announced cast that includes Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski and Rory Scovel. Screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein will make their directorial debut on the feature, which is set to shoot in New York and Boston.

I Feel Pretty follows an ordinary woman (Schumer) struggling with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis who wakes from a »

- Mia Galuppo

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The $100,000 Pyramid: Season Two Ratings

29 August 2017 11:44 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Over the decades, several versions of Pyramid have found success in syndication, but last year, the Alphabet Network revived the series The $100,000 Pyramid TV show in primetime. As a summer series the new Pyramid, hosted by Michael Strahan, did well enough in the ratings to score a second season renewal. Can they repeat, or even built upon its success? Will The $100,000 Pyramid TV show be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. On The $100,000 Pyramid, celebrities partner with contestants and play word games to compete for large cash prizes. Celebrities appearing in the second season on ABC include: Ken Jeong, Dave Foley, Cam Newton, Brandon Marshall, Tom Bergeron, Jennifer Nettles, Margaret Cho, Michael Rapapport, Wendie Malick, Jesse Palmer, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Retta, Bobby Moynihan, Debi Mazar, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette, and RuPaul.  Also competing are Justin »


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Ryan Gosling To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere; Jay-z Is Musical Guest

24 August 2017 7:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC’s Saturday Night Live will return for its 43rd season on September 30, with guest host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-z. The announcement came at the end of tonight’s final Weekend Update Summer Edition. No word yet on new casting for the show. At the end of Season 42, cast members Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata made their final appearances. Colin Jost and Michael Che will return to the Weekend Update… »

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Film News Roundup: Michael Watson Boxing Drama Casts Louis Cordice, Jared Harris (Exclusive)

22 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, boxing drama “Michael” gets its leads, Common joins ‘The Hate U Give,”  3D documentary “Cuba” gets a release date and the Austin Film Festival unveils its first wave of titles.


Louis Cordice and Jared Harris have joined the cast of Magnificent Films’ upcoming boxing drama “Michael,” based on the story of Michael Watson, Variety has learned exclusively.

Cordice, who appeared in the final three “Harry Potter” movies, will be playing the title character and Harris will portray neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn. Watson suffered a near-fatal injury during a loss to Chris Eubank for the World Boxing Organization super-middleweight title in 1991.

The film will also highlight the changes that resulted in ringside medical care as a result of Watson’s injuries, his court battle with the British Board of Boxing Control, his triumph over adversity, and journey to run the London Marathon.

Harris recently received a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of »

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Exclusive: Bobby Moynihan and Wife Brynn Welcome Baby Girl

1 August 2017 1:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Congrats, Bobby Moynihan and Brynn O’Malley!

The Saturday Night Live alum and his wife welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. The 40-year-old comedian confirmed the news to Et's Leanne Aguilera during the summer Television Critics Association CBS press tour part of the day in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday.

Related: Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Share Sweet Goodbyes to 'SNL' After Their Final Episode

"It's life, man. It's life. Crazy," Moynihan replied when asked how he's surviving life as a new father.

So has he gotten any advice about being a new parent from his new Me, Myself and I co-star, Jaleel White?

"I get fatherly tips from everyone, I look for that," he told Et. "But yeah, he's -- I'm not a big Instagram or Twitter guy, I'm not -- But, I follow him on Instagram and he's the best father in the world, to me. He's »

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Whoopi Goldberg, Hill Harper Join 'Ghetto Plainsman' (Exclusive)

1 August 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Whoopi Goldberg, Sasheer Zamata, Angelica Ross and Hill Harper will star in Jordan Walker-Pearlman’s Ghetto Plainsman, an adaptation of Jarid Manos’ gritty novel.


Ghetto Plainsman is about a racially enigmatic young man, Marcus, dealing with identity and self-hatred while falling into a world of prostitution and drug dealing in 1980s and 1990s New York. He seeks redemption through his love of the American West, where he confronts an equally violent and fragile world.

Goldberg will play Zaures, an androgynous drug lord running the enterprise Marcus works for, who takes an interest in him. Zamata will »

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