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A&E is milking more out of the Duck Dynasty franchise. The network confirmed that the series will start airing new episodes on January 7th, along with the return of The Wahlburgers. We will also see more of Donnie Wahlberg with his new lady love and wife, Jenny McCarthy. All 3 series will air their premiers on that day, making it packed with plenty of family drama. Here is the official press release regarding the big news.
Beginning Wednesday, January 7 At 9:30Pm Et/Pt On A&E
New York, NY – December 22, 2014 – A&E Network’s hit series “Duck Dynasty” returns for an all-new season, followed by the season premiere of the Emmy(R)-nominated series “Wahlburgers” and the series premiere »
- Sarah Peel
A Baltimore TV station issued an on-air apology Monday after airing a deceptive edit of a protest chant as part of news coverage of a recent demonstration in Washington, D.C., against police brutality.
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Fox affiliate Wbff-tv Baltimore carried a report on Sunday that made it sound as if a group of protestors at the Dec. 13 Justice for All march in Washington had chanted “Kill a cop.” The actual chant was “We won’t stop. We can’t stop ‘til killer cops are in cell blocks.”
A Baltimore woman, Tawanda Jones, led the chant, and her complaints about the Wbff report led news anchor Jeff Barnd to issue an on-air apology. Jones appeared on the station’s 5 p.m. newscast Monday in a live interview to discuss the situation, according to a report by the Baltimore Sun.
Wbff reps have not elaborated on how the edit »
- Variety Staff
A&E has announced that Duck Dynasty and Wahlbergers will return on Wednesday, January 7th, along with the premiere of new series Donnie Loves Jenny.
Here are the details:
It's All In The Family On A&E This January When 'Duck Dynasty' And 'Wahlburgers' Return With All-new Episodes Immediately Followed By The Series Premiere Of 'Donnie Loves Jenny'
Beginning Wednesday, January 7 At 9:30Pm Et/Pt On A&E
New York, NY - December 22, 2014 - A&E Network's hit series "Duck Dynasty" returns for an all-new season, followed by the season premiere of the Emmy(R)-nominated series "Wahlburgers" and the series premiere of the new original docu-series "Donnie Loves Jenny." The family fun kicks off on Wednesday, January 7 with "Duck Dynasty" at 9:30Pm, followed by "Wahlburgers" at 10:00Pm and the one-hour wedding premiere of "Donnie Loves Jenny" at 10:30Pm on A&E. »
Capcom’s Ace Attorney series has had quite the storied history. With five main entries, several spinoffs, and a recent crossover with Professor Layton, the unique cross between adventure games and courtroom conflicts has garnered a lot of praise and fans. While the series has already enjoyed a recent entry on the 3Ds with last year’s Dual Destinies, Capcom is now making it easier for newcomers to the franchise to get their hands on the original trilogy that started it all, with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. A compilation that will interest both returning fans and newcomers alike, it compiles the series’ first three efforts into one convenient package, while offering enhanced visuals that take advantage of the 3Ds’ technical abilities.
The original games have already had an interesting sort of longevity, with their original, Japan-only releases on the Game Boy Advance, ports on the DS that marked the series’ debut in English-speaking countries, »
- John Fleury
It is now time for my complete list of The Suck In Today’s Film Biz. Earlier this week, I’ve dropped some bits on Keyframe and Filmmaker Mag. IndieWire picked it up. There’s so much that is wrong, it is easy to share the wealth. But here is all of those combined lists plus many more. Can’t you hear everyone screaming “Omg, there is so much too fix! It is time we made this really work for ambitious and diverse film once and for all!”? We wish, right?
I have been chronicling the negative in our film industry for sometime now — six years in these type of posts, but my original rant goes back to 1995 for Filmmaker Magazine. Much of what I have stated in years’ passed remains still in need of getting done. Dig in to my past lists and when you combine them you will »
- Ted Hope
Well, since it appears that TV networks apparently have no new ideas remaining, this news shouldn’t come as too much of a shocker. In a development season that has seen remake after remake discussed, it looks like there’s a chance that we may get another one. However, this won’t be reboot of a beloved film, but of a beloved television show: the classic 1970s series All in the Family. The news comes from a Variety article, which quoted legendary television creator Norman Lear saying that he has been in talks with Sony about possibly rebooting All in the Family. The 92-year-old Lear, who also created such well-known series as Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times, stated that an All in the Family reboot would focus on a different, modern family in 2015. “Forget the Bunkers, forget the characters you know,” Leer reportedly said, while talking with Netflix’s »
- Chris King
Lgbt depiction in pop culture has come a long way since its first rumblings in the early ’70s. From the first recurring gay character on television (Vincent Schiavelli in The Corner Bar) to the Glee phenomenon, Lgbt-inclusive media is more prominent than ever before.
There are so many moments in entertainment that shaped Lgbt Hollywood forever. We offer several of those watershed events here. If your favorites didn’t make the list, let us know what you think are the greatest highlights in the comments below.
1971: Sunday Bloody Sunday shows first shame-free gay kiss
The British film about a bisexual man who is dating both a woman and man showed the first same-sex smooch without guilt.
1971: All in the Family bridges gay topics
In a benchmark episode, Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) has to deal with his prejudices when he believes an old friend could be gay. The »
- Christopher Rosa
At a Paley Center discussion Friday morning, Norman Lear revealed that he may spend his 93rd year rebooting All in the Family yet again. According to Lear, Sony recently approached him with the idea of developing a remake of the beloved sitcom in 2015, possibly with a Latino cast. This would be Lear's second attempt at a race-flipped All in the Family: 1994's 704 Hauser featured a black family — named, amazingly enough, the Cumberbatches — living in the Bunkers' old house. (Lear had kept the All in the Family sets in storage just in case.) That series was canceled after six episodes, but it did help launch the career of a young Maura Tierney, so who knows what good this new show could unleash upon the world. »
- Nate Jones
All in the Family could be coming back to TV, but don't expect Archie Bunker to be at the center of it all. According to Variety, Norman Lear, the iconic TV creator behind the original series and other hits such as Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times, has been in discussion with Sony to revive the classic sitcom with a modern twist. "Forget the Bunkers, forget the characters you know," Variety quotes the 92-year-old Lear as saying during a talk with Netflix's Ted Sarandos at the Paley Center in New York. These comments echo what he said during a visit to MSNBC's The Cycle. "We're talking about doing something, about All in the Family 2015. An entirely different family, »
Lear, 92, said Sony called him a few days ago about the prospect of developing “All in the Family 2015.” He was speaking Friday morning at the Paley Center for Media’s International Council Summit 2014 in New York.
“Forget the Bunkers, forget the characters you know,” the legendary TV writer and producer said. The 2015 version of “All in the Family” might focus on a Latino family, he added, whereas the original centered on the Caucasian working-class clan from Queens, N.Y. — headed memorably by Caroll O’Conner’s bigoted Archie Bunker.
- Todd Spangler
Nancy O’Connor, the widow of All in the Family star Carroll O’Connor, died Nov. 10 at her Malibu home after suffering for a decade from Alzheimer's, the Missoulian newspaper reported. She was 84. The O'Connors were working on stage productions of Life With Father and Winterset when they met at the University of Montana after World War II. They were married in 1951 in Dublin, where Carroll had gone to accompany his brother and complete his studies. He died in June 2001 at age 76. Read more 'All in the Family': Read THR's 1971 Review Nancy, who was raised in Missoula,
- Mike Barnes
The portrayal of the Lgbt community on TV has come a long way since 1963, when NBC’s “Espionage” became the first drama series to use the word homosexual in a script.
On Wednesday night, the Paley Center’s L.A. Benefit Gala offered a look back at the last 50 years of programming and gathered small screen stars including Portia de Rossi, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Eric Stonestreet to celebrate TV’s impact on Lgbt equality. The fundraising event, held at the Skirball Cultural Center and sponsored by Honey Maid, chronicled the history of Lgbt images in television, from dramas and comedies to TV movies, miniseries and sports.
De Rossi, who was accompanied on the red carpet by her mother-in-law Betty DeGeneres, discussed her own personal struggles and growth as an actress and member of the Lgbt community.
“Ellen just texted me before we came out tonight and she reminded me »
- Andrea Seikaly
Every innovative producer benefiting from the creative surge in TV should offer a tip of the pork pie hat to Norman Lear. At 92, the trailblazing producer (All In the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude and many others), entrepreneur and activist looks back on his life and career in the new memoir Even This I Get to Experience (Penguin Press). We had the experience of recently chatting with the TV industry legend...
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- Stephen Battaglio
Twenty minutes before “All in the Family” was to debut on the East Coast, Norman Lear was threatening to walk out in protest over CBS censors’ threats to remove one line from the show. On the latest episode of Variety’s “PopPolitics,” airing Thursdays on SiriusXM, Lear explains why it was so important to stand up to the network from the start.
“It was a little battle, but I knew that I just simply had to win that or I would lose from then on,” Lear told host Ted Johnson. That night in 1970, the show aired with the line, and “as I am fond of saying, not one state seceded from the union.” Lear’s memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience,” was recently published.
Lear also talked about the similarities between the character Archie Bunker and his own father, who he said was a “rascal.”
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- Ted Johnson
TV writer-producer Norman Lear is a true pioneer — not only in the sense that he created such legendary sitcoms as All in the Family, Maude and The Jeffersons, but also because he tackled topics such as menopause, impotence and even transgender issues when they were still taboo.
In an interview with Katie Couric, Lear, 92, says he still chokes up when watching the All in the Family scene in which Edith (Jean Stapleton) discusses her friend Beverly — whom Lear describes as "a transsexual, a man who'd become a woman" — getting murdered.
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- Liz Raftery
The Paley Center for Media has added to its roster for the upcoming gala benefit celebrating television’s impact on Lgbt equality. Portia de Rossi, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sean Hayes, Norman Lear and NBA star Jason Collins have been added to the lineup of talent to present at the event, to be held on Nov. 12 in Los Angeles.
New donors to the fundraising event include A+E Networks, Tie The Knot, Jessie Tyler Ferguson, Accenture, Neal Baer, CAA, Wme, UTA and the NHL Foundation, as well as additional support from Lionsgate and the David Geffen Foundation.
Lgbt media advocacy organization GLAAD will also offer support.
“As we continue to strive for more inclusive programming, it’s important to recognize the groundbreaking images and stories that »
- Shelli Weinstein
During the “World of Capcom” panel today at New York Comic Con, Capcom confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will be releasing on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3Ds on December 9th for North America and December 11th across Europe.
A new collection of comparison images have been released today, which feature screens from the original Nintendo DS release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All side-by-side with screens from the upcoming remastered Nintendo 3Ds game. Check them out below.
These screens highlight the stunning high resolution re-drawn graphics that are featured in the upcoming game:
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will include newly remastered versions of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations all in one digital package on the Nintendo 3Ds system for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99. »
- Phil Wheat
"Better Call Saul"? You're gonna be humming that line all week long, my friends. A theme song and accompanying music video for the forthcoming "Breaking Bad" spinoff have been unveiled, and in it we're treated to the troublingly catchy chorus of "Saul, Saul, You Better Call Saul/He'll fight for your rights when your back's to the wall/Stick it to the Man/Justice for All/You Better call Saul." Seriously you guys, it won't leave my brain. Join me. Performed by country artist Junior Brown, the song and video evoke "Negro y Azul: The Ballad of Heisenberg," the Narcocorrido tune that opened episode seven of "Breaking Bad" Season 2 (thanks to Rolling Stone for the reminder). Though the rockabilly-esque "Better Call Saul" is sonically different, its lyrics similarly (maybe?) seem to contain references to the show's plot, with lines like, "Your husband disappeared in a most convenient way/Now your »
- Chris Eggertsen
Drive after drinking three Long Island Iced Teas? Steal a George Foreman Grill from a Walmart? Have kids in your "creepy van?" Now there's a song telling you to do what Breaking Bad fans already know you should: call Saul Goodman. In anticipation of Saul's Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul, AMC released a "Better Call Saul" music video for the song performed by country musician Junior Brown. The video features a bit of footage from the show, though it mostly focuses on Brown, who is surrounded by pretty women showing off TVs with Saul on their screens. The »
- Esther Zuckerman
They are two of the most famous creators in the universe. Their work is quoted almost as often as Scripture. They have turned their pens into ATMs, making them richer than the creator of the universe. They have given rise to—and remain the symbolic deities of—two sides of a pop culture debate that is being fervidly argued out on some message board as you read this. But on this toasty summer afternoon in L.A., dressed in white shirts, jeans, and sneakers, Matt Groening, the 60-year-old creator/exec producer of The Simpsons (and Futurama), and Seth MacFarlane, the »
- Dan Snierson
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