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Riz Ahmed in talks to bring modern-day Hamlet to Netflix
Riz Ahmed has had a stellar year, with breakout roles in HBO’s The Night Of, being part of the cast of Rogue One, and winning an Emmy for his work on the former, making him the first actor of South Asian descent to do so. The actor is riding high and is using some of that well-earned clout to tackle his dream project, which involves playing the lead in one of William Shakespeare’s greatest »
- Matt Rooney
‘Trailer Park Boys’ Actor John Dunsworth Has Died at the Age of 71
“John left this world peacefully after […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
David Fincher Says He Almost Directed The ‘Deadwood’ Pilot
While David Fincher‘s recent career turn to television might seem surprising, those familiar with his history have always known he’s had an affinity for the small screen format. The director has an extensive list of music videos to his name, and an almost equally long list of commercials. That said, he’s certainly broken ground in the Peak TV era thanks to “House Of Cards” and now, “Mindhunter,” his latest must-see Netflix series.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
Good News, Mindhunter Fans - There Are More Serial Killer Confessions on the Way
In case you haven't heard the good news, a second season of Mindhunter, Netflix's dark and gloomy (but fascinating) FBI thriller based on a true story, is officially in the works. In fact, Netflix had so much faith in the series that it renewed it for season two before season one even premiered on Friday, Oct. 13. The first season follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) on their mission to interview convicted serial killers like Ed Kemper and Monte Rissell to learn more about what makes them tick. Executive producer David Fincher is clearly wasting no time in preparing season two for your next Netflix binge - he already has a real-life crime lined up to explore in future episodes: the infamous Atlanta child murders. "Next year we're looking at the Atlanta child murders, so we'll have a lot more African-American music, which will be nice, »
- Quinn Keaney
‘The Deuce’ EPs David Simon & George Pelecanos on Highlighting Female Voices and Their 3-Season Plan
From show creators David Simon and George Pelecanos, the HBO series The Deuce, named after the local slang for New York’s 42nd Street, chronicles the time when the sex industry went from back alleys to a billion dollar business. As twin brothers Vincent (James Franco) and Frankie Martino (also James Franco) navigate their way through Times Square in 1971, the earliest pioneers of the flesh trade, including pornographers, hookers, pimps and adult bookstore owners, have to dodge the law while figuring out how to make the most of their situation. Executive producers/writers David Simon and George Pelecanos sat … »
- Christina Radish
Body of ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Found in Philadelphia River
A dead body found in Philadelphia’s Schuylkill river has been identified as 58-year-old Philip Reitnour, who appeared on “Shark Tank” in 2014. Reitnour pitched his EmergenSee app three years ago on the ABC reality show, though he was unable to strike a deal. Per ABC 30, which reported the medical examiner’s findings, Reitnour was $3 million in debt and being sued. Reitnour’s body had a gunshot wound to the forehead. Also Read: Ralphie May, Comedian and 'Last Comic Standing' Vet, Dies at 45 EmergenSee enables smartphone users a way to provide live streams of their emergencies and locations to rescuers. »
- Tony Maglio
A-Ha Performs Emotional Acoustic Version Of Their 1985 Hit ‘Take On Me’
This acoustic version of A-Ha’s Take On Me is a lot different than the original version. MTV has revived “Unplugged” so we could be getting used to a number of bands making small comebacks like this. This track sounds so much more somber than it did originally that one could almost think that it’s more of a goodbye or a tribute to the original song, as though A-Ha might be saying goodbye in some sad way. That’s not the case you think, is it? From the reaction of the crowd you might almost think so. A lot of them, most
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Queen Sugar Names New Showrunner
Own’s Queen Sugar is about to have its third showrunner in as many seasons.
Kat Candler, who was producing director on the drama in Season 2, will take the reins from Monica Macer in Season 3, our sister site Deadline reports. Macer had held the post for a season after taking over for Season 1 showrunner Melissa Carter.
Per Deadline, Candler is expected to work closely with series creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay.
The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey
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: Who is the scariest serial killer on TV? You define “scary.” Old and current shows fair game.
Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter
Landry from “Friday Night Lights.”
Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine
Ok, so he wasn’t necessarily a serial killer, but “Nip/Tuck’s” The Carver gave me a serious case of the scareds. After his first appearance near the end of Season 2, the porcelain-masked serial-slashing maniac who was all about slicing up hot people (because “beauty is a curse,” of course!) ran amok in Season 3 and the amount of series-regular characters he went after was kind of unprecedented. All of the leads »
- Hanh Nguyen
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Richie Stephens
Have you have come across an actor that seems as if they were built to be a villain? You know what I am talking about — that actor that if you were to see them playing anything other than the antagonist in a film, the entire film would be ruined. Richie Stephens is making a very successful career out of being the villain you love to hate. The Irish-born actor has carved himself a nice little space in the Hollywood landscape and although he is relatively unknown, his ability to take on the role of the villain is uncanny. Whether
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- Rick Wallace
The Good Place Video: Chidi Makes Ethics Cool With a Kierkegaard Rap
The Good Place‘s Chidi needs a way to make his ethics lessons more accessible — so he’s going the Hamilton route.
In this exclusive sneak peek at Thursday’s episode (NBC, 8:30/7:30c), Chidi reveals to Eleanor that, in an effort to reach Michael, he’s been working on a rap musical about famed ethical philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. Eleanor informs him that’s a terrible idea — and rightfully so — and thinks it’s no use trying to teach Michael about ethics anyway; he’s just “a bunch of evil shoved up the butt of an evil mannequin,” in her (colorful) words. »
‘Queen Sugar’: Kat Candler Named New Showrunner For Season 3 Of Own Drama
Kat Candler, who served as producing director on the second season of Queen Sugar, has been named executive producer/showrunner for the hit Own drama’s upcoming third season. She replaces Monica Macer who served as showrunner in Season 2. Macer, in turn, replaced Season 1 day-to-day showrunner Melissa Carter. Like her processors, Candler will work closely with Queen Sugar creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay. In other staffing changes heading into Season 3 of the… »
General Hospital: Does Carly Fear for Michael?
General Hospital fans know Carly hates Nelle, and no one thinks that this will ever change. There does not seem to be much on anyone’s mind other than the fact that she’s just not a fan of this young woman and never will be. It doesn’t matter to her that he son has feelings for her. She cannot forgive Nelle for what she did to their family, nor does she trust this young woman with all her lies about everything in her life. When she finds out that Nelle can swim and could have saved the life of her fiancé
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- Tiffany Raiford
The Top Five Hugh Jackman as Wolverine Performances Ever
It’s amazing to think that Hugh Jackman has been playing the character of Wolverine for about 17 years now. The actor has truly brought the character’s skills to life, maybe even including the fact that he doesn’t seem to age. We know he does, and upon closer look, we’ve seen him transform from the very first time he played the character to his most recent Wolverine movie. He never fails to impress us each time, and now that he’s officially said his farewell to playing the clawed mutant, we can finally pick our favorites. Here are the top 5 Hugh
- Jennifer Borama
The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years
Love stories are often hard to execute on TV, because ongoing shows will try to manipulate romances for plot purposes — yet at the same time, it’s so easy to get hooked on a tale of two people finding each other. The couples featured below have undergone no shortage of strife as they forged their own unique paths, but one thing these narratives all have in common is that they illustrate the ways in which romance can be found in the most unexpected of circumstances, and how it can become the foundation of something so much bigger and profound.
Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, “The Americans”
They met as strangers, but the complicated relationship between these two Russian agents has never lacked for passion and love, even as they find themselves tied up with other partners. Their ultimate fate could go in a lot of different directions, but for right now »
- Liz Shannon Miller, Zack Sharf, Hanh Nguyen, Ben Travers and Steve Greene
Ratings: The Good Doctor Still Very Strong in Week 4, Valor Dips to 0.2
ABC’s Dancing With the Stars was among Monday’s few gainers this week, rising 5 percent and two tenths to deliver 9.8 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating.
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Leading out of that, The Good Doctor (10.9 mil/2.1) is currently up a tick, two weeks after snatching a full-season order.
ABC’s numbers are pending possible adjustment due to NFL preemption in 1.8 percent of markets.
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NBC | The Voice (10.1 mil/2.3) and The Brave (5.2 mil/1.0) each dipped a tenth.
RelatedThe Voice Recap: Battle Stations! »
Chicago Fire Exclusive: Gabby Dawson Is Trapped and Without Backup
In this exclusive sneak peek, the off-duty firefighter takes notice of an unstable parking structure that is under construction. When she tries to warn one of
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- Keisha Hatchett
‘Patton Oswalt: Annihilation’ Review: One Man’s Sincere, Selfless Search for Comedy in Times of Personal Tragedy
Comedians have to be an open book. Even if they don’t share every tiny detail about their lives or their preferences or their shortcomings (or those of the people closest to them), there’s a certain unspoken audience/funny person contract that says, “In exchange for this ticket or my invested time, I get access to your brain.” Some performers guide audiences to the universal. Some shepherd the audiences right into a pool of personal uncertainty, sharing openly about stresses and personal misgivings and deep connections with confidants and family members.
The latest Netflix stand-up special “Patton Oswalt: Annihilation” finds one of the world’s most famous comedian in an attempt to blend those two in a way that few comics can. For anyone else dealing with the global anxiety about various world leaders, that last word in the title might seem like a tongue-in-cheek middle finger to a »
- Steve Greene
Disney Xd's Big Hero 6 The Series Launching With TV Movie in November
Disney is booking a return trip to San Fransokyo next month.
Per the official announcement — which contains a pretty big spoiler if you haven’t seen Big Hero 6 — here’s how Disney is setting up the new series:
Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, “Baymax Returns” explores the moment in Walt Disney »
Bananarama Will Be Touring the U.S. for the First Time
People who remember Bananarama might be interested to learn that the British pop band is planning a world tour with Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, and Keren Woodward. Since Fahey missed out on the previous world tour, this means that this will be the first time that the full membership of Bananarama will be touring the United States. Something that should come as welcome news to those who remember the 80s with fondness. Who Are Bananarama? For those who are unfamiliar with Bananarama, it was a British pop band that found a fair measure of success in not just the United
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- Nat Berman
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