Speechless Season 1 Episode 13 Review “S-i–Sick D-a–Day
On this week’s episode of Speechless Kenneth unintentionally makes Mya sick, Jimmy becomes Mr. Mom and Dylan goes to class with Jj. When Kenneth makes Mya sick Jimmy takes over her daily duties, like getting the kids breakfast and helping out with the carpool lane. Meanwhile, Dylan helps Jj while Kenneth is sick and gets a crush on one of Jj’s classmates, which causes her to change and start wearing makeup. Jimmy starts to become cocky because he thinks what Mya does everyday is so easy. He tells the kids to use the code of silence and not say
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- Destiny Stephens
Ranking the Top 5 Mel Gibson Directed Films
In 1979, a young actor named Mel Gibson was cast in the role of Max Rockatansky, a man on a mission to clean up a dangerous post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, plus get revenge for the murder of his family. Although he hardly looked old enough to have a family (he was only 23 when cast in the role) Mel’s performance won critical acclaim and put him on the map as a star to watch. He starred in two of the Mad Max franchise sequels and then got another big break playing insane cop Martin Riggs, where he perfected the art of
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- Virginia Repka-Franco
Michael Offer To Direct Marc Cherry ABC Pilot Starring Reba McEntire
Michael Offer, one of the go-to drama pilot directors for ABC and ABC Studios, has been tapped to helm another high-profile pilot for the network and studio, a crime drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry toplined by country star Reba McEntire. Written by Cherry, the untitled project — the first ABC drama pilot ordered by ABC this season — centers on Ruby Adair (McEntire), the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, Ky, who finds her red state outlook… »
Aziz Ansari Brings ‘SNL’ His Signature Swagger and Charm in Dazzling New Short
“Saturday Night Live” has released a new taste of what we can expect from first-time host Aziz Ansari — a video that features Ansari slow-mo-ing his way onto the Studio 8H stage, where he will lead the show on January 21. The former “Parks and Recs” star slyly walks backstage through neon colors to the tune of Big Sean’s “Moves” (who will additionally be the musical guest for Saturday’s show). There’s only one thing that can break Ansari’s trance-like strut through the halls — a very important phone call from his mom.
His mother has plenty to be proud of when it comes to her son, as Ansari is not only the first-ever South Asian host of the series, but brings with him an impressive amount of accolades, primarily from his Netflix series “Master of None. »
- Michael Gonzalez
Susannah Grant To Receive WGA West’s Paul Selvin Award For ‘Confirmation’ Script
Susannah Grant is set to receive the WGA West’s 2017 Paul Selvin Award for her Emmy-nominated Confirmation script. The award named for the guild’s late longtime general counsel is being presented for a work that "best embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere." An Oscar nominee for her original screenplay for Erin Brockovich, Grant’s writing credits also include The 5th Wave, The Soloi… »
Univision Host Raúl De Molina to Donald Trump: ‘Stand With Us to Unite This Country’ (Guest Column)
The 2016 campaign revealed deep divisions within America, fueled by the troubling rise of hate and contempt.
As a parent, I have noticed President-elect Trump’s influence on his children. He has mentored them as they joined the family business and launched their own ventures.
They were the centerpiece of his campaign, either by his side or representing him at rallies. I have some thoughts for him, from one father to another.
Mr. President, I believe one of the most important traits we can pass on to our children is empathy. We must have empathy for the hundreds of thousands of people who left their homes behind in order to come here to create the American dream. As parents, our greatest wish is to give our children the best future we can. Immigrants work hard for this, often juggling two or three jobs to keep their families afloat. I frequently meet such people on my travels — the woman »
- Raúl De Molina
Monty Silver Dies: Longtime Talent Agent Was 83
Longtime talent agent Monty Silver died early this morning of bladder cancer in Springs, East Hampton, NY. He was 83. Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Silver started the Monty Silver Agency in New York in the 1950s and kept working until only a few years ago. During the 1990s, he took on partners Robbie Kass and Donna Massetti to open a Los Angeles office and launch SMS Talent. Silver worked with Jon Voight when he got his Equity card and with Fyvush Finkel when he won an Emmy… »
Barry Watson To Star in Date My Dad Which Will include Raquel Welch
If putting Barry Watson and Raquel Welch in the same sentence seems a little strange, get used to it. Turns out that both of them have signed on to do a new show called “Date my Dad” which will be on the Up network. According to TVline Watson will star in Up’s Date My Dad, a 10-episode hour-long family dramedy about former professional baseball player Ricky (Watson), who finds himself raising three young girls all by himself after his wife’s untimely passing. Even worse, his mother-in-law Rosa (recurring guest star Raquel Welch) decides to move out, leaving everything in his
- Nat Berman
‘Cold Case Files’ True Crime Series Getting Reboot On A&E
A&E Network is resurrecting its Emmy-nominated true crime series Cold Case Files. The network will premiere the rebooted 10-episode series Monday, February 27 at 9 Pm, with Danny Glover as narrator. From Blumhouse Television and independent production studio Ample, the new Cold Case Files will explore compelling new cases that have gone cold for years and chronicle the journeys of the detectives who reopened them. The detectives relive the events of the crimes, reveal new… »
‘Cold Case Files’ Revived by A&E With Danny Glover
Using dramatic reenactments and first-person accounts, each episode of “Cold Case Files” explores a single criminal case that has gone years without being solved. The hour-long series brings in the accounts and insights of victims’ loved ones and detectives who have studied the case.
The original “Cold Case Files” premiered on A&E in 1998, spanning 125 episodes and nearly 10 years.
“’Cold Case Files’ remains one of A&E’s most beloved and successful series of all time,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming for A&E. “The new creative team has infused the franchise with a rejuvenated approach to storytelling at a time when true crime investigation is capturing the nation’s attention more than ever.”
- Daniel Holloway
Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 12 Review “Brotherly Love”
On this week’s episode of Lethal Weapon, Riggs shows just how much he cares and Roger and Trish go head to head. When someone tries to breaks into the police impound lot to try and steal a car, Riggs and Murtaugh catch the case and quickly realize that there is cocaine hidden inside the door panels of the car. When Murtaugh releases the car and evidence to go back to the lab it is stolen causing Murtaugh and Riggs to go on a chase. Things quickly take a turn when Murtaugh starts having chest pains. Concerned for his
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- Destiny Stephens
Mark Burnett’s Ties to Trump Put Him in Tricky Situation
Donald Trump brings a wealth of diverse business connections with him to the White House. From his years in the entertainment industry, there’s no more significant relationship that he forged than his ties to the prolific and wildly successful TV producer Mark Burnett.
Burnett courted Trump for the role that vaulted the media-savvy billionaire onto the national stage — as the star of NBC’s reality-competition series “The Apprentice” — by emphasizing the inspiration he had drawn from the 1987 book “Trump: The Art of the Deal.”
Starting in early 2004, Burnett and Trump turned “The Apprentice,” and later “The Celebrity Apprentice,” into a global juggernaut that minted profits through brand integration deals and international format licensing. Local-language productions of the show became hits in the dozens of territories to which it traveled. The U.K. edition remains a top draw for the BBC.
Jake Chessum for Variety
In almost any scenario, having a personal connection to the U.S »
- Cynthia Littleton
Barry Watson to Star in Up Dramedy Date My Dad; Raquel Welch to Appear
Best known for playing the eldest Camden kid on 7th Heaven, Barry Watson is officially graduating to man-of-the-house status with his next small-screen role.
RelatedA 7th Heaven Reunion? Only If Eric Dies, Says Catherine Hicks
Watson will star in Up’s Date My Dad, a 10-episode hour-long family dramedy about former professional baseball player Ricky (Watson), who finds himself raising three young girls all by himself after his wife’s untimely passing. Even worse, his mother-in-law Rosa (recurring guest star Raquel Welch) decides to move out, leaving everything in his daughters’ lives — “from makeup to boys” — up to him.
Complicating matters even further, »
ABC's Tuesday 'Death Slot': A Brief History of Its Put-Upon Occupants
No amount of Inhuman powers could have helped Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. evade its Season 4 ratings erosion, seeing as it now calls ABC’s most problematic time slot home.
RelatedRatings: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops to New Lows
For while CBS’ Sundays-at-10 (or 10:30-ish!) time slot is no picnic, and any number of dramas have capped NBC’s Thursday line-up over the years, ABC’s Tuesdays-at-10 “death slot” has earned a notorious nickname that even the casual viewer likely knows.
All told, S.H.I.E.L.D. is the ninth drama to claim that spot since September 2011, when »
‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ First Look: Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange Embody Hollywood Royalty
Come March, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange will chronicle the intense rivalry between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy’s third anthology series for FX, “Feud: Bette and Joan.”
The two leading ladies, Sarandon as Davis and Lange as Crawford, have now made their debut as the glamorous Hollywood stars on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 19, 2017
Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Will ‘Lean Into the Pain’ of Aging Actresses in Hollywood
Based on the Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam script “Best Actress,” the first installment tells the story of the legendary rivalry between the two movie stars, who agree to work together on the horror film “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. »
- Liz Calvario
China’s TV Players Look to Boost Profile in Global Programming Marketplace
Miami — At a time when television’s import-export business is booming, China is eyed by Western media companies as Shangri-La, a market more than twice the size of the U.S. with some 400 million television homes.
But the business of television is a two-way superhighway. China’s TV production community was on display at Natpe this week as the conference hosted its first-ever China Pavilion. The fact that so much Chinese investment coin is flowing into Hollywood has also heightened interest in building stronger business ties among Chinese and Western production players.
Eighteen companies, including CCTV and a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group, exhibited their wares on the trade show floor, an effort organized by the Beijing-based China Television Drama Production Industry Association and state entities. Many of those companies are expected to participate in the first-ever Mip China conference set for May in Hangzhou, about 700 miles south of Beijing.
- Cynthia Littleton
Inside the Battle ‘For the Soul of Conservative Media’
In life, Andrew Breitbart was a first-class rock thrower, attacking Democrats and the press with the zeal of a guerrilla partisan. The website he founded, Breitbart.com, did not play by the same rules of combat as its forebears in conservative media, as it generated outrage and scandals with occasional carelessness about facts. While outlets like Forbes and The Wall Street Journal thrived on access to Beltway and Wall Street insiders, Breitbart operated on the fringe, and openly scoffed at the ruling elite.
How things have changed. Four years after Breitbart’s death from heart failure at the age of 43, his creation has assumed a central place in American politics, and is now staring out from the windows its founder once tried to break. It has become, in essence, the mouthpiece for the Trump administration. With that has come an invitation to be in the room where it happens: Steve Bannon, the »
- Gene Maddaus
Game of Thrones Spinoff Series: The Case for A Robert’s Rebellion Prequel
As we wait for Game of Thrones to return this summer, talk of the final season of the fantasy series and a potential spinoff grows ever louder. With a shortened seventh season and likely a shorter final season on the horizon, HBO undoubtedly wants to continue to ride the wave of their most popular series of all time. At the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, HBO’s original programming president Casey Bloys addressed the Game of Thrones spinoff possibilities moving forward (Via Variety). All I can say is that we’re exploring it. We don’t have any scripts, we’re not even close to
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- Nick Evans
Network Aimed at Rural America Speaks for Population That Feels Underserved by the Media
For anyone who wanted to get a handle on the mood among voters in rural America leading up to the presidential election, there was an obvious metric to consult: the price of soybeans. And cattle, corn, hogs, milk, and the other staples that drive the agricultural futures markets. Prices in the past few years have been down across the board. That spelled big trouble for the incumbent party in the White House.
Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of rural-lifestyle and agribusiness-focused cable channel Rfd-tv, saw the revolt against the political status quo coming more than a year ago. So did Donald Trump’s campaign managers. In the final two weeks before Election Day, Trump’s team spent $150,000 to buy every available advertising spot on Nashville-based Rfd-tv. His rival, Hillary Clinton, spent no money on the channel, according to Gottsch.
“You could really see it turning in the last couple of weeks,” Gottsch »
- Cynthia Littleton
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Makes Surprise Appearance At Steve Mnuchin Confirmation Hearing
Donald Trump’s former starring vehicle The Celebrity Apprentice made a dramatic cameo appearance at today’s confirmation hearing for Steve Mnuchin. The former finance director for Trump's presidential campaign — who also is a former partner in Goldman Sachs, former co-owner of One West Bank and a producer of Hollywood movies — is Trump’s appointment for Treasury Secretary. When it was Sen. Claire McCaskill’s turn to take a crack at Mnuchin, she asked: “Would you agree… »
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