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Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Look Flawless in 'Grace and Frankie' First-Look Photos

31 March 2015 10:03 AM, PDT

The dream pairing has finally come to life: Netflix has unveiled the first batch of photos for its upcoming sitcom "Grace and Frankie," which stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Tomlin and Fonda play bitter rivals who are forced to come together when their husbands (played by Emmy winners Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen) reveal that they are gay and in love with each other. The sitcom comes from TV veteran Marta Kauffman, best known for her work on "Friends." Included below are a dozen first-look photos of "Grace and Frankie." The first season will debut in its 13-episode entirety on the streaming platform on March 8. Read More: Netflix Gives Series Order to 'Grace and Frankie,' Starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Read More: Lily Tomlin on Reuniting With Jane Fonda for Netlix

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- David Canfield

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'The Daily Show,' Trevor Noah, and How Tweets Matter

31 March 2015 9:41 AM, PDT

Yesterday morning, Trevor Noah was announced as the new host of "The Daily Show," and for much of the day, things were good. We asked "Who is Trevor Noah?" and the explainers came in drove, most of them telling us he was a 31-year-old South African comedian, the son of a Xhosa mother and Swiss-German father, with a unique perspective on global events and a killer bit about Hitler. Then, the tweets came. As anyone with a passing familiarity with the Internet could have foreseen — and as someone at Comedy Central undoubtedly should have — writers began combing through Noah's online history, and it didn't take long for them to turn up a series of objectionable Twitter posts. There were hacky dick jokes, gags about "fat chicks," attacks on Israel's bellicosity, and others indulging anti-Semitic stereotypes. All told, there were fewer than a dozen taken from seven years' worth of tweets, »


- Sam Adams

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Kyle Chandler Reveals the Secret of 'Friday Night Lights' Brilliance

31 March 2015 9:09 AM, PDT

Read More: 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Parenthood' Creator Jason Katims on When It’s Time to Say Goodbye Despite ratings low enough to keep season renewals in suspense every year, "Friday Night Lights" became a star-maker for an impressive number of actors over the years. Taylor Kitsch landed roles in high profile blockbusters like "John Carter," "Battleship" and "Lone Survivor." Adrianne Palicki has co-starred in everything from "John Wick" to "Agents of Shield." Michael B. Jordan snagged roles in breakout hits like "Chronicle," "Fruitvale Station," plus the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot and "Rocky" spinoff. Yet Kyle Chandler may have benefitted the most from his time in Dillon, TX. The show's star was the only actor to win an Emmy for his work on the show, and he capitalized on that accolade — as well as a newfound and well-defined fandom — in a big way. After "Friday...

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- Ben Travers

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Netflix Neo-Noir 'Bloodline' Gives Viewers The Tragic Anti-Hero Television Has Been Waiting For Since Walter White

31 March 2015 9:05 AM, PDT

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man, You cannot say, or guess, for you know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, And the dry stone no sound of water. - “Waste Land – The Burial Of The Dead” It's strange, I admit it, but T.S. Eliot's poetic lines on cultural decline and the fragile human spirit are making me think of the Rayburns. They're the pillars of the Florida Keys community at the center of “Bloodline,” the new original Netflix series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. In case you didn't know that, or haven't caught up with the entire season yet and wish to have nothing spoiled, this article will be waiting for you when you return. Otherwise, consider yourselves warned! »


- Nikola Grozdanovic

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Guest Post: 'Younger': From Novel to TV Show in 527 Easy Steps

31 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT

The following post was originally published in April 2014. "Younger" debuts today at 10 Pm on TV Land.  Exactly two years ago today, I got an email from my agent Melissa Flashman at Trident Media saying that Darren Star wanted to turn my novel "Younger" into the next "Sex & the City." I, of course, said, Yeah, yeah, yeah. Right after I yawned. I'd been around this option block before, and I'd learned that getting your novel optioned is a lot like moving to Hollywood: It may get you closer to the action, but it doesn't make you a star. I imagined "Younger" as a TV show or movie almost before I thought of it as a book. It's the kind of high-concept idea that's a natural for the screen: a 40-something mom pretends to be younger to get a job and ends up with a secret 20-something life. The idea was sparked »


- Pamela Redmond Satran

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Noah Baumbach Says 'The Corrections' Was "Too Complex" And "Too Expensive" For HBO

31 March 2015 8:25 AM, PDT

Noah Baumbach has been on something of a tear recently, knocking out the whimsical "Frances Ha," the now-playing tale of middle age crisis "While We're Young," and the upcoming "Mistress America" which recently premiered at Sundance (review here). But it might be easy to forget that somewhere in there, the director dipped his toe in the world of television, shooting a pilot for HBO. The project was a star-studded adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed "The Corrections," with Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig all part of the ensemble. You would think the series would be a no brainer, but in the spring of 2012, HBO passed. So what happened? Well, it's a mix of Baumbach not falling into the rhythms of making drama for television and a package that HBO figured wasn't worth the price tag. "I don’t know that I appreciated »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review: 'House of Cards' Season 3 Episode 9 'Chapter 35' Humanizes & Demonizes in Equal Doses

31 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT

Episode 8 Review: 'House of Cards' Season 3 Episode 8, 'Chapter 34,' Makes the Possible Impossible Morning Briefing:Both Doug Stamper and Remy Danton came clean to their loved ones in "Chapter 35," but neither went as well as the suddenly vulnerable tough guys needed. Upon hearing that Rachel is indeed dead — not that we believe this for a second — Doug's slow fall off the wagon came crashing down. He's drinking whiskey by the glass now and doing so in public places with frustratingly small basketball hoops. He calls the White House to inform the President, but doesn't stop there. He also tells him of his drunkenness and plan to scam Heather Dunbar by working for her. Frank then immediately uses the information for his own gain, calling Dunbar and threatening her with the information, under the guise of caring for Doug. Remy, meanwhile, let his emotions get the best of him with »


- Ben Travers

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If You Love 'Looking,' Let It Die

31 March 2015 7:53 AM, PDT

This winter, I binged on an HBO original series that spoke to my personal experience in a way that I'd never encountered in serialized television. It beautifully emphasized the process of looking for love, connection, purpose, meaning and self-knowledge in a cynical, unforgiving world. It described events that only a small portion of the population has really lived and universalized them with an open heart. I was devastated to learn that the show was canceled after its second season. You might assume that I'm talking about "Looking." But I'm not. I'm talking about "Enlightened," the recovery saga helmed by Mark White. After two years of dismal ratings and lackluster promotional efforts, all we have left of Amy Jellicoe are memories (Laura Dern has a Golden Globe). When "Enlightened" was canceled, there were think pieces. There were petitions. Fans and champions of the show made their best arguments about how audiences, »


- Hayden Wright

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Broadway Veteran Sutton Foster on Turning 40 But Playing 'Younger'

31 March 2015 7:38 AM, PDT

Sutton Foster is a Broadway legend, but after years of gracing the stage with her powerhouse voice and infectious smile, Foster turned to television. After starring in the first season of ABC Family's "Bunheads," she stayed in the cable world for Darren Star's "Younger." Foster plays Liza, a woman who, upon returning to the work force after raising her daughter, finds herself having to account for her 18 years away from the office. Instead of trying to navigate the rough waters of such a disheartening task, Liza opts for another route: she pretends that she's 26. Fortunately, Foster's wide smile and youthful eyes actually give the show a believable edge. Foster chatted with Indiewire about the interesting contradictions of playing such a role, her time on Broadway and the looming approach of her 40th birthday. (No, for the love of god, turning 40 is not the end of the world.) Read »


- Casey Cipriani

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Amy Poehler, Louis Ck, & Amy Schumer Reportedly Approached For 'Daily Show,' Trevor Noah Faces Controversy

31 March 2015 7:02 AM, PDT

Yesterday, news arrived that a replacement had been found for Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show": thirty-one-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah. He has only been on the Comedy Central show a few times, and the choice was a bit surprising, but it's clear the network went for a fresh face to sit in the chair, rather than an established comedic voice. But 24 hours later, controversy has erupted. THR reports that people have uncovered insensitive comments about Jews, women, and more in tweets dating back to 2009 on Noah's Twitter account. Both the host and network have yet to respond, but it is kind of surprising that in this digital age, no one on Noah's team or at Comedy Central thought that maybe vetting his social media channels might be a good idea. It'll certainly be interesting to see how this plays out. Meanwhile, Bill Simmons at Grantland hit Twitter »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review: 'Better Call Saul' Season 1 Episode 9, 'Pimento': A Very, Very Long Con

30 March 2015 8:00 PM, PDT

Previously: 'Better Call Saul' Season 1 Episode 8, 'Rico,' Digs For Dirt Case Summary This episode features two separate storylines and only one major revelation, so let's start small. Mike gives granddaughter Kaylee the puppy he had checked out by the vet (adorable), and protects a first-time criminal as he sells prescription drugs to Nacho (less adorable). While it's nice to see Nacho again, it's a plot thread that doesn't connect at all (yet). Meanwhile, continuing off last week, Chuck continues to fight his "sensitivity" to the electricity of the outside world, while Jimmy continues to build his class-action case against Sandpiper Crossing's crooked assisted living facilities. The case is looking good; so good, in fact, that Chuck convinces Jimmy to bring the case to Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill for "help." Hh&M's version of help, it turns out, is to pay off Jimmy with a finder's fee and remove him from the case. »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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Zhane Hall Will Play Meagan Good's Son in Fox TV's 'Minority Report' Project

30 March 2015 4:15 PM, PDT

Zhane Hall has joined the cast of Fox’s small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character has been swapped). Zhane Hall joins the previously-cast Meagan Good, who stars as the female detective - Lara Vega. Hall will play her son in the series. Daniel London, Li Jun Li, and Laura Regan are also members of the cast. Hall, a new face, has only 1 credit to his name - the 2015 TV One movie »


- Tambay A. Obenson

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Ciara Renée Will Play Kendra Saunders, aka Hawkgirl, in CW's 'Arrow'/'Flash' Spin-off Series

30 March 2015 3:44 PM, PDT

Ciara Renée primarily a stage actress, who appeared on Broadway in "Pippin" and "Big Fish," while also making a mark in the workshop productions of "Hamilton," "Three Little Pigs," and "Bull Durham," in addition to several regional credits, has been cast in the CW’s proposed "Arrow"/"Flash" spin-off series, playing Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl, which is a lead role. Quite a quick climb for the young actress, who only just graduated from University in May 2013, from Baldwin Wallace, with a Musical Theater degree. The spinoff project featuring characters from both "Arrow" and "The Flash" will star Brandon Routh (as Ray/The Atom) and Caity Lotz (formerly Sara/Canary), as well as The Flash‘s Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold) and Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein aka half of Firestorm).  Ciara Renée's Hawkgirl/Kendra Saunders character is...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Zadan and Meron Skip Oscars But Land 'The Wiz' Live on NBC

30 March 2015 1:18 PM, PDT

Stage-to-screen impresarios Zadan and Meron are getting back to what they know and love: live musical productions. The producing duo behind the 2015 Oscars, whose ratings sank and whose host Neil Patrick Harris fell flat after two successful years, will be mounting "The Wiz," the soul music re-telling of "The Wizard of Oz." The production will take center stage on NBC December 3, 2015. This is not Zadan and Meron's first foray into live song-and-dance spectacles on NBC. "The Wiz" will be their third consecutive special after 2013's "The Sound of Music Live!" starring Carrie Underwood, who had the pipes to carry Maria von Trapp. And in 2014, Zadan and Meron drummed up "Peter Pan Live!," a magnificent failure starring Allison Williams who, between "Pan" and her simpering dullard Marnie on HBO's "Girls," seems to be grooming for more singing roles. Read More: Academy: Hire Judd Apatow to Produce 2016...

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- Ryan Lattanzio

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'The X-Files' Returns: What To Expect, Plus NBC's Plans For David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson

30 March 2015 12:47 PM, PDT

Read More: 7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in April 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each) News broke last week that "The X-Files" would be returning in the form of a six-part event series, resulting in utter chaos within Indiewire's La office. Fox's confirmation of the long-rumored revitalization sent the TV team into a tizzy, translating to what's hopefully a feeling of palpable excitement via the new episode of Indiewire's Very Good TV Podcast. Either way, this week's episode focuses on all things "X-Files" before jumping into an NBC summer schedule that features both original stars in new, separate series. David Duchovny picks up the badge again for the hotly-anticipated crime thriller "Aquarius" while Gillian Anderson joins the cast of "Hannibal." Both series debut this summer — likely while "The X-Files" is shooting its new episodes — but what else does the Peacock have on the docket? Where do they stand without a. »


- Indiewire

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'The Mortal Instruments' TV Series 'Shadowhunters' Heads To ABC Family

30 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT

So, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" didn't become the next big Ya franchise hit when it opened in 2013, taking in a meager $90 million worldwide. That effectively killed the mooted sequel, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes," which was originally planned to shoot last year, but there's no such thing as a dead brand anymore. Last fall, word arrived that Cassandra Clare's book series would make its way to television, and indeed, the wheels are very much in motion. THR reports that ABC Family has given a straight-to-series order for "Shadowhunters." Ed Decter ("Helix," "Unforgettable," "The Client List") will be the showrunner and executive producer for the thirteen-episode first season, and it sounds like they will be starting the story over and pretending the movie never happened. So yes, you'll learn all about human-angel hybrid Clary Fray who has to fight demons with Jace and Simon all over again. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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The 15 Best Lgbt Characters On Television: Connor Walsh On 'How To Get Away With Murder'

30 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT

Network television almost looked like cable this season when it came to gay sex scenes -- on some of the highest rated shows around, no less. The poster boy for that trend had to be Connor Walsh on ABC's insanely popular soap "How To Get Away With Murder." Played by Jack Falahee, Connor seemingly got more action than any other character -- gay or straight -- in primetime. Which is certainly notable in how it goes against the common, desexualized fate of most network Lbgt characters, but its not why the character himself made this list. Ambitious, ruthless and intensely manipulative, calling Connor one of the "best" Lgbt characters on television is certainly questionable if you take the word "best" as a qualifier of conventional morality. He's definitely not an ideal human being, but he's certainly an authentic fascinating one.  Especially for a series that is not trying to be »


- J.D. Borden

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Why 'Mad Men' is Really All About Being Jewish

30 March 2015 11:19 AM, PDT

At its core, "Mad Men" is about intersectionality; the hierarchy of oppression — be it gender, race or class — that each character attempts to break from. There are different levels of it. Peggy Olson is a white, middle class, Catholic-raised woman fighting for power in a male-dominated industry. But then there’s Rachel Menken, a department store owner who’s not only marginalized for her gender and rare position of power, but also for being Jewish. Sunday evening, in anticipation of the final seven episodes, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner sat down with Rogerebert.com editor-in-chief and New York Magazine TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York to discuss the role Jewish identity has played in the crafting of "Mad Men." And surprisingly enough, it appears to be one of Weiner’s greatest influences. Read More: 7 Clips That Define 'Mad Men' & What »


- Eric Eidelstein

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Rumor: Bryan Singer Could Be Involved In A New 'Star Trek' TV Series

30 March 2015 10:49 AM, PDT

Here's a new rumor that's sort of an old rumor, but let's go with it. Quite a few years ago, "Star Trek: Federation" was put into development as a possible CBS series, with big names like Robert Burnett, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie producing, and Geoffrey Thorne writing it. Then J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise, and the TV series was effectively killed. But in this era of shared universes, nothing stays dead for long. Latino Review reports that CBS is back at work on a "Star Trek" series, and that Singer is once again being tossed around to take on the gig in some capacity. But that's about it. io9 adds that whatever is being developed is probably new, and has nothing to do with the previous 'Federation' series, which makes a lot of sense, because we'd imagine Skydance will probably want to tie it into the movie series in some manner. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Michael Ealy Makes His Villanous Debut on 'The Following' Tonight - Watch a Clip From the Episode

30 March 2015 10:28 AM, PDT

Michael Ealy Finally makes his debut on Fox's "The Following" during tonight's all-new episode, which starts at 9Pm. Ealy joins the cast playing a new villain named Theo, who is described as mysterious, chameleon-like and the "best student" of Dr. Arthur Strauss (played by Gregg Henry), the father of all serial killers in the "Following" universe (we could call him), including the show’s infamous Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). "He’s a pretty complex villain. Yes, he is a serial killer, but unlike other serial killers, he doesn’t really seek the fame. He likes to remain in the shadows, so he’s not like Joe Carroll in that way," Ealy tells Yahoo TV. "What it really comes down to is that he’s a very charismatic guy, but at the same time, he’s a serial killer... At the end of the day, he spends a lot of time, »


- Tambay A. Obenson

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