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WGA Awards: ‘Spotlight’ & ‘The Big Short’ Take Marquee Film Honors; ‘Mad Men’, ‘Veep’ & ‘Mr. Robot’ Top TV – Full List
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… »
Quotes of the Week From NCIS, Pll, The Bachelor, iZombie, H50 and More
Love is certainly in the air this Valentine’s Day, but so are some of the best zingers and one-liners from the past week in television. (In other words: It’s time to present our favorite Quotes of the Week.)
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This time around, we’ve got a topical Broadway name-drop on Supergirl, a deeply unromantic poem on NCIS, a disconcerting Nicholas Sparks reference on Teachers and sexual mishaps on both Supernatural and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (Don’t ask.)
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Five British DVD Collections You Should Consider
In America, we’ve been doing pretty well on the whole comedy front for a while now. We did really well with the likes of The Office, Parks and Rec, and now shows like Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory lead the charge. And we at least used to have Freaks and Geeks and Arrested Development. However, we often forget where the kind of deadpan comedy we all enjoy originated from. Much of it happened across the ocean, in the UK. So here are five British shows to brush up on if you want to be a true connoisseur
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- Nat Berman
Kanye West Performs ‘Highlights,’ ‘Ultralight Beam’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’
Both tunes featured backing vocals from R&B veteran El Debarge, gospel star Kirk Franklin, Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price and The-Dream. Both tunes were performed in front of a multimedia backdrop that was a departure for the NBC franchise’s musical performances. “Ultralight Beam” featured a host of additional backup singers.
The “SNL” performance came three days after West partially unveiled his seventh studio album in dramatic fashion with an event at Madison Square Garden in conjunction with the debut of his latest line of Yeezy-branded apparel for Adidas. The event was simulcast in movie theaters around the country and also streamed live via Tidal, the music streaming service run by Jay Z. He later made the full album available Saturday after the “SNL” broadcast.
Melissa McCarthy hosted the Feb. »
- Variety Staff
Real Housewives of Potomac: Ashley and Gizelle Debate Thot’s Over Whiskey
On Real Housewives of Potomac, a whiskey tasting goes extremely sour. Ashley Darby tries to have a peaceful outing but things get heated when the ladies call Gizelle Bryant out. Things seem to start off Ok. The waitress comes and let’s the ladies know that they’ll be starting with a traditional whiskey. But things clearly don’t stay traditional as the alcohol starts to flow. Besides, who ever heard of a whiskey tasting? Isn’t that a little excessive? How in the world do you keep tasting whiskey? Anyway, the ladies toast to “pacing themselves” but clearly that doesn’t work. Giselle brings
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- Nat Berman
Family Guy: Stewie and Brian are the Ultimate Tennis Duo and Peter Joins Grinder
Tonight on Family Guy: After Peter overloads his old cell phone with mobile apps, he buys a replacement and gives his old cellphone to Chris, which triggers a series of terrible events; Stewie joins a tennis club and asks Brian to be his partner. The episode is called “An App a Day” and it centers on Peter learning how to use apps. How the show is going to showcase this “learning” is a mystery to us but we’re interesting to see how it goes. Here’s a little sneak peak! Looks like Family Guy is doing nothing out of the ordinary
- Nat Berman
Early Ratings: Gop Debate on CBS Matches Last Week’s as Highest of 2016
Early numbers are in, and Saturday’s contentious Gop debate from South Carolina has drawn another impressive audience, perhaps the largest of the seven debates so far this year.
In Nielsen’s metered-markets, the Republican presidential primary debate averaged a 9.3 overnight household rating — matching last week’s score for a Gop debate on ABC.
In preliminary affiliate-based national estimates, last night’s debate averaged a 1.9 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 11.62 million total viewers from 9 to 11 p.m., nearly identical to last week’s 1.9/7 and 11.63 million for the lengthier three-hour coverage on ABC.
The previous Republican primary debates this year averaged a 7.4 overnight on Fox Business Network and an 8.4 on Fox News Channel. On the Democratic side, the highest for three debates was a 7.2 on NBC; Thursday’s Democratic gathering did a combined 6.3 rating on CNN and PBS. »
- Rick Kissell
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Otto and Charlotte Want to Revive a Family Relic
Otto and Charlotte want to revive a family relic as a Honeymoon suite for Atz Lee and Jane’s vow renewal. After all, who wouldn’t want to spend their anniversary in an old wagon? We’re so happy they are doing this. Frankly it’s evident that hunter cabin is putting g a massively huge strain on there marriage. We sincerely hope it works for them. We just love to watch them together. And we all know that Jane isn’t afraid to get dirty and tell you what she thinks. Happy Valentine’s day to all the Kilchers. Can’t wait to watch Atz and
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- Nat Berman
‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Slip With Host Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of the most popular Saturday Night Live hosts in the past few years, earning Emmy nominations for all 3 of her previous stints on the show from 2011-2014. McCarthy’s previous SNL show, which she hosted in February 2014 (5.4 in overnight household rating, 2.9 in adults 18-49) continues to be a high mark that even Donald Trump’s hosting stint could not match in the demo. (McCarthy’s 2014 show also marked the final episode of Seth Meyers… »
30 TV Relationships That Make Us Believe in Love This Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is all about romance, but love comes in many forms — on TV just as in life. This year, we decided to spotlight 30 small-screen relationships that have captured our hearts, whether they’re family, friends or something more.
From the dedicated Villanueva women of “Jane the Virgin” to a fairy-tale romance on “Once Upon a Time,” from pairings nicknamed “Spoby” and “Clexa” to enduring friendships like “Better Call Saul’s” Jimmy and Mike or “Homeland’s” Carrie and Saul, these relationships might be complex (and occasionally antagonistic), but they still make it impossible for us to change the channel.
Click through our gallery to see if your favorite relationship made the list, then hit the comments to tell us which TV connections give you that loving feeling.
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- Variety Staff
President Obama Talks Movies, TV Shows and Superheroes in 2008
Was Barack Obama ahead of his time in 2008? Did he predict what kinds of shows and movies would be popular today? We took a look at an interview he did way back in 2008 and he discussed how he feels about superheroes, American Idol, Hgtv, and more,. Now with him ready leave the White House in a few short months, these kind of questions are more relevant than ever. Turns out that Obama may have in fact had a crystal ball in talking about heroes like Batman and Spiderman. Here are some highlights from the interview. On movies: For
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- Paul Tassi
The Simpsons: Glenn Close Returns as Love Is in the Air for Valentine’s Day
Of course The Simpsons can’t just have a regular Valentine’s Day special. After all the show’s been on how many seasons? 100? So clearly they have to stretch the bar a little bit. And on Sunday’s very special episode they will do just that. Instead of just Valentine’s day, the hit Fox show is going to incorporate a little Halloween fun as well. On tonight’s episode, the residents of the Springfield Retirement Castle are suffering from a drug-induced hallucination which causes them to relive their most fond memories. Of course given that it’s Valentine’s day those memories revolve around the
- Nat Berman
The Good Wife Preview: Is Alicia Returning to Her Old Roots?
It was made official last week during the Super Bowl that The Good Wife would be ending after seven fantastic seasons on CBS. It was hinted that this could be the drama’s final season when the show’s co-creators, Robert and Michelle King, announced that they would be stepping down from their duties at the end of the season. Last week’s commercial cemented that only nine episodes remain before we say good-bye to Alicia, Cary, and Diane. Take a look at the commercial that may have had more people talking about it than the Mountain Dew Puppymonkeybaby or the Doritos’ pregnant lady. The
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- Tim Gerstenberger
Daniel Craig To Star In Limited Series Adaptation Of Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity,' Directed By Todd Field
As befits a critically acclaimed, best-selling author, adaptations of Jonathan Franzen's work attracts big league talent. Noah Baumbauch attempted to wrestle "The Corrections" into a series for HBO, starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig, but got in over his head. And now another one of Franzen's works is headed to the small screen, with no less big league talent involved. Variety reports that James Bond aka Daniel Craig will star in "Purity." The limited series will be co-written by Franzen and Todd Field ("In The Bedroom," "Little Children"), with the latter directing. We're particularly excited to see Field returning back behind the camera. It has been a decade since "Little Children," and while he's seen a number of projects percolate ("Beautiful Ruins," "As It Happens," "The White Tiger," "The Creed Of Violence,"...
- Kevin Jagernauth
Arrow: The Top 5 Olicity Moments
Let’s face it, every day is a good day to celebrate the love between Arrow’s Felicity and Oliver. Their relationship is one of the best on television, if not the best, as the two understand each other and are there for each other in ways that only soulmates can. All you have to do is observe the way these two look at each other to know that their relationship is truly special. Today, in particular, is the perfect day to celebrate that love, as Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that is all about romantic love. With
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- Laura Schinner
TV Hero of The Day: Prison Break’s Brad Bellick
Welcome to a new and awesome segment here at TVovermind! As often as we can we’ll be updating you with our “TV hero” or “Movie Hero” of the week. These characters are selected from current and past television shows that we’ve watched this week. Today we’re going to focus on a past character that all of you should remember. Today’s hero? Prison Break’s Brad Bellick. He’s a former Fox River prison guard, now Scofield crew muscle. He likes nightsticks, Mom, wife beaters, shotguns, and 180 degree personality flips. He dislikes Michael Scofield circa 2005, except now he worships him. Funny
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- Paul Tassi
Video – Kanye West & Kyle Mooney’s Rap Duel: ‘Saturday Night Live’
Musical guests on Saturday Night Live don’t always get a chance to shine outside their two slotted numbers, but Kanye West nearly stole the show from host Melissa McCarthy last night with some extracurricular appearances. Not only did his numbers blow everyone away with a roster of guests led by Chance the Rapper, but he dropped his new album during the show. And he iced the cake by appearing in one of the season’s best videos. That was the one in which Kyle Mooney… »
Adele Photobombs Fans in her Live in London Concert Special
Was Adele always this funny? Seriously. Ever since she did Car Karaoke and showed off her rapping skills I feel like Adele has been making us all laugh just as much as she makes us smile from her incredible singing voice. And she’s about to wow us on BBC tonight with her Adele Live in London special. But she’s also showing her comedic side again. This time with Graham Norton. What’s better, taking a photo next to an Oscars statuette or having Adele photobomb your snapshot? Fans got both in a clip released from the singer’s Live in London concert
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- Nat Berman
Video – Melissa McCarthy Spoofs Hollywood’s Audience Test Screenings & Cracks Up Leslie Jones: ‘Saturday Night Live’
Melissa McCarthy, with two movies to promote, hosted the Valentine’s Day edition of SNL, with musical guest Kanye West, in a B+ episode of the 41st season. Things got off to a topical start with a cold open that featured cast members discussing Hillary-vs.-Bernie — and leaning toward the latter, as Kate McKinnon’s Clinton swung around on a trapeze, serenading them with a pointedly flop-sweaty “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” McCarthy, comparatively sleek in black, monologued… »
Real Housewives of Atlanta: Things Get Ugly Between Kim Fields and Kenya Moore
We’re 99% sure that the line of the night on the next Real Housewives of Atlanta is going to come from Kenya Moore. As things get really ugly between she and Kim Fields in Jamaica, Moore references Kim Fields time on the show The Facts of Life by saying, “Did Mrs. Garrett teach you to talk like that?” At that point Kim Fields had enough and walks out on Kenya. What was the cause of this in the first place? Kim reaches her breaking point after going at it with Kenya over Cynthia’s commercial. Kim eventually says “You are famous
- Nat Berman
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