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WGA Awards: ‘Spotlight’ & ‘The Big Short’ Take Marquee Film Honors; ‘Mad Men’, ‘Veep’ & ‘Mr. Robot’ Top TV – Full List

9 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy took the Original Screenplay honor tonight for Spotlight and Charles Randolph and Adam McKay won the trophy for Adapted Screenplay for The Big Short at the 2016 WGA Awards. Alex Gibney took the Documentary Screenplay honor for Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief for HBO Documentary Films. On the TV side, AMC’s Mad Men took the Drama Series trophy, HBO’s Veep the Comedy Series nod. USA Network’s Mr. Robot won the best New Series… »

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NBC Greenlights Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Show, Targets May Premiere (Exclusive)

12 February 2016 4:12 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has formally given the greenlight to a long-gestating variety show to be co-hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. The Peacock is targeting a premiere in late May.

The project has been in the works for more than a year. Michaels is exec producing. Matt Roberts, a “Late Show with David Letterman” alum, and Erin David are producing along with Rudolph and Short.

NBC confirmed the series order but details about the number of episodes and format are still being sorted out. It’s expected to air live from NBC’s 30 Rock headquarters in New York.

The show, tentatively titled “Maya and Marty in Manhattan,” was a topic of conversation Thursday night among the current and former “Saturday Night Live” troupers who were on hand at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for the center’s American Songbook tribute to Michaels, recognizing his long »

- Cynthia Littleton

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American Crime Story's Cuba Gooding Jr. Says John Travolta Was His 'Favorite Co-star of All Time'

18 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sorry, Tom, you've been outdone. "John Travolta is my favorite costar of all time," says Cuba Gooding Jr., who won an Oscar for his performance alongside Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire. The actor and Travolta are currently co-starring in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which Gooding Jr. portrays the infamous athlete while Travolta plays his lawyer Robert Shapiro. For more from Cuba Gooding Jr., pick up this week's issue of People, on newsstands nowWhile the subject matter is serious and sometimes disturbing, Gooding Jr. says Travolta helped to keep the atmosphere light on set. »

- Maggie Parker, @maggie_wp

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Face Off Season 10 Episode 5 Review: The Alien Within Comes Out!

1 hour ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The sneak peek for Face Off season 10 episode 5 promised a scary & slimy  display and Face Off,  “Foreign Bodies” does not disappoint.  For those who love their space aliens to be less than benign this was definitely the Face Off episode for you!  There’s no time to waste and once the credits have rolled the artists – Anna, Johnny,  Kaleb, Katie, Mel, Melissa, Rob, Robert, Walter, and Yvonne – are brought straight to the lab.  Robert likes the setup.  To him it looks like a crazy mad scientist lab – and he likes crazy science. Spotlight Challenge Host McKenzie Westmore explains

Face Off Season 10 Episode 5 Review: The Alien Within Comes Out! »

- Joy D'Angelo

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Melissa McCarthy Hosts SNL: What Were the Best and Worst Sketches?

2 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Melissa McCarthy’s fourth go-’round as Saturday Night Live host got off to a dubious start this week with a nearly laugh-free monologue set to the tune of Patrick Fernandez’s 1978 disco classic “Born to Be Alive.”

RelatedMelissa McCarthy on Gilmore Girls Revival Cameo: ‘No One Asked Me’

Thankfully, the Mike & Molly had several chances to deliver the LOLs over the subsequent 90 minutes, even if her absence from both digital shorts and all of “Weekend Update” left me scratching my head almost as hard as I did during Kanye West’s musical performances. (Am I completely past my pop-cultural expiration date, »

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Writers Guild TV Winners: ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Gain Steam in Emmy Race

4 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mr. Robot” and “Better Call Saul” have gained important endorsements going into Emmy season by winning key votes from the scribe tribe.

USA’s “Mr. Robot” prevailed at the Writers Guild Awards in the race for best series, topping “Better Call Saul” (which premiered last year after the eligibility window for the 2015 WGA kudos). But AMC’s “Saul” won the episodic drama category over stiff competition from “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “The Good Wife,” “Narcos” and “The Leftovers.”

Mr. Robot” already has plenty of momentum coming off of its Golden Globe award for best drama series, among other kudos. But the guild vote codifies its standing as an influential series in the creative community. And the fact that “Mr. Robot” creator/showrunner Sam Esmail was on hand to accept the statuette at the WGA East ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan, rather than at the WGA West gathering in Century City, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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SNL: Jonah Hill to Host Fourth Time

5 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jonah Hill will join Saturday Night Live‘s four-and-one-sixteenth-timer’s club when he lords over Studio 8H on March 5.

Serving as musical guest that night will be the rapper Future.

RelatedFox Orders Saturday Night Sketch Series From Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island, Paul Scheer

Hill, who currently can be seen in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, last hosted the NBC sketch series in January 2014.

Related storiesMelissa McCarthy Hosts SNL: What Were the Best and Worst Sketches?Maya Rudolph, Martin Short to Debut NBC Variety Show in MayDays of Our Lives Renewed at NBC »

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Writers Guild Awards: Mad Men, Veep, Mr. Robot and Gh Among Winners

5 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 2016 Writers Guild Awards were handed out Saturday night in Los Angeles and New York City, and the final salvo of AMC’s Mad Men claimed the top drama prize, while HBO’s Veep beat out the comedy competition.

RelatedNAACP Image Awards: black-ish, Empire, The Wiz Live Lead TV Winners

AMC’s Better Call Saul and HBO’s Silicon Valley earned individual episode accolades. USA Network’s critical darling Mr. Robot walked away with the New Series award.

TV’s major winners are listed below.

Drama Series

The Americans 

Better Call Saul

Game of Thrones

Mad Men — Winner

Mr. Robot »

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Daniel Craig to Star in TV Adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's Purity Novel

6 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The big screen’s James Bond is eyeing a small-screen page-turner.

Daniel Craig will star in Purity, a limited series based on Jonathan Franzen’s book of the same name being shopped to multiple networks, our sister site Variety reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Showtime, Netflix, FX and several other outlets are in talks to land the project, which is seeking a 20-episode order, according to the report.

Franzen’s novel centers around an aimless young woman named Purity but known as Pip, who was raised in unusual circumstances in Northern California. »

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‘Purity’ Drama Starring Daniel Craig From Scott Rudin Eyes Series Order

7 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

James Bond star Daniel Craig is headlining Purity, a hot drama series package that hit the cable and digital marketplace earlier this week. The project, produced by Scott Rudin, is based on the book of the same name by The Corrections author Jonathan Franzen, published last September. Todd Field is writing the adaptation with Franzen. I hear the package has been seeking a series order 20 episodes, with Field set to direct all 20 hours. Purity was taken out to cable… »

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Gop Debate Live Blog: And Then There Were Six

8 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

  Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have podiums at tonight's CBS News Gop debate, what with Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie having dropped out after their disappointing finishes in the New Hampshire primary this week. It’s the final debate setting for the New Hampshire survivors before the South Carolina primary February 20.  Count on at least one line of questioning about… »

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Anderson Cooper To Moderate Back To Back South Carolina Gop Town Halls

8 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CNN has announced back to back Town Halls with the Republican presidential candidates to air live from South Carolina February 17 and 18, with Anderson Cooper moderating. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Donald Trump will be on hand to answer questions from voters in advance of the Gop’s South Carolina primary held February 20. The Town Halls will be split evenly between… »

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Hollywood & Washington React To Scalia Death With Tributes, Biting Criticism

9 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With the death of the man known as the Supreme Court’s most conservative justice, admirers and critics from the worlds of entertainment and politics alike took to social media to weigh in on the legacy and career of Antonin Scalia. Responses ranged from praise, to condemnation, to polite condolences but as expected, the man’s legal mind was as respected as his opinions were divisive. Supporters mourned his death as a blow to American jurisprudence. Those who stood… »

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WGA Awards: ‘Spotlight’ & ‘The Big Short’ Take Marquee Film Honors; ‘Mad Men’, ‘Veep’ & ‘Mr. Robot’ Top TV – Full List

9 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy took the Original Screenplay honor tonight for Spotlight while Charles Randolph and Adam McKay won the trophy for Adapted Screenplay for The Big Short at the 2016 WGA Awards. Typically, at least one of these winners continues on to win an Oscar in their respective category, and this year you can bet your money that both will rally at the awards ceremony on Feb. 28. There’s often an discrepancy between the Oscars and the WGA in that the guild… »

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Deadline’s 2016 WGA Awards Live Blog

9 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Spotlight and The Big Short were the top film winners tonight at the 2016 WGA Awards, with Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, and Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, taking the marquee honors, respectively, for original and adapted screenplay. Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief took the documentary prize. On the TV side, it was Mad Men and Veep with top drama and comedy series honors, respectively, and Mr. Robot notched a best new series win. Here’s… »

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Major Crimes: Who Will Go 'Way Off the Reservation'? Plus: A Sneak Peek

9 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This Monday at 9/8c, TNT’s Major Crimes resumes — again — its fourth season with a “bonus” five-episode arc, in which a particularly tragic double-homicide dovetails with an old case that blew up Tao’s previous partnership, with a detective played by Jason Gedrick (Boomtown).

RelatedTNT Renews Major Crimes, The Librarians

Previewing the distressing storyline catalyst, series creator James Duff told TVLine, “A woman and her baby are shot to death in an SUV as its gliding through a Latino gang’s territory at 1 am in the morning. When we examine the car, we find heroin under the baby seat, and »

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