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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’: Those ‘Cheers’ Jokes May Mean the Marvel Universe Finally Understands On-Screen Romance

9 May 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (as well as “Cheers.”)]

Of all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe properties, “Guardians of the Galaxy” has proven itself to the master of the unexpected pop culture reference. But when Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) brings up the classic 1982 – 1993 sitcom “Cheers” to describe his relationship with Gamora (Zoe Saldana), it serves as a reminder that so few people genuinely understand one of pop culture’s most popular tropes: The “Will They/Won’t They” romance.

Read More: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Pulls Off the Impossible: Solving Marvel’s Villain Problem

Not that the McU has a proven track record for a sophisticated understanding of adult relationships — especially among the Avengers, romance is clearly a tricky notion. Captain America has managed a few stolen kisses in between battles, but no sustained relationship beyond his timeless affection for Peggy. Bruce Banner has a connection with Black Widow, but suffers from Hulkus interruptus (and Widow has »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’: Those ‘Cheers’ Jokes May Mean the Marvel Universe Finally Understands On-Screen Romance

9 May 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (as well as “Cheers.”)]

Of all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe properties, “Guardians of the Galaxy” has proven itself to the master of the unexpected pop culture reference. But when Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) brings up the classic 1982 – 1993 sitcom “Cheers” to describe his relationship with Gamora (Zoe Saldana), it serves as a reminder that so few people genuinely understand one of pop culture’s most popular tropes: The “Will They/Won’t They” romance.

Read More: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Pulls Off the Impossible: Solving Marvel’s Villain Problem

Not that the McU has a proven track record for a sophisticated understanding of adult relationships — especially among the Avengers, romance is clearly a tricky notion. Captain America has managed a few stolen kisses in between battles, but no sustained relationship beyond his timeless affection for Peggy. Bruce Banner has a connection with Black Widow, but suffers from Hulkus interruptus (and Widow has »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Ed Sherin, ‘Law & Order’ Ep and Broadway Director, Dies at 87

5 May 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ed Sherin, an Emmy-winning “Law & Order” executive producer and acclaimed Broadway director has died. He was 87. The experienced director, whose credits include the films “Valdez is Coming” and “Glory Boy (aka My Old Man’s Place)” as well as TV shows like “Hill Street Blues,” “Moonlighting” and “L.A. Law,” was a member of the Directors’ Guild of America for more than 50 years. Sherin took home one Emmy Award and eight nominations for his work as executive producer and director on Dick Wolf’s police procedural “Law & Order.” For his extensive work in theater, Sherin won a Drama Desk Award for The. »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘Law & Order’ Director, DGA Official Ed Sherin Dies at 87

5 May 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ed Sherin, who received eight Emmy nominations and won one Emmy for directing and executive producing the series “Law & Order,”  died Thursday in Nova Scotia. He was 87.

In addition to his work on “Law & Order,”  Sherin also directed episodes of “Hill Street Blues,” “Moonlighting,”  “L.A. Law,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Medium.”

Sherin was also active in the Directors Guild of America, including three terms as National Vice President. He  was awarded the  awarded the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award in 2002 for service to the DGA and the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in 2012.

Sherin is survived by his wife, actress Jane Alexander, stepson, actor-director Jace Alexander, and three sons.

After attending Brown University, Sherin served in the armed forces during the Korean War. He began acting in theater and television, and eventually discovered that directing was his passion. He received a Drama Desk Award for “The Great White Hope »

- Dave McNary

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‘Law & Order’ Director, DGA Official Ed Sherin Dies at 87

5 May 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ed Sherin, who received eight Emmy nominations and won one Emmy for directing and executive producing the series “Law & Order,”  died Thursday in Nova Scotia. He was 87.

In addition to his work on “Law & Order,”  Sherin also directed episodes of “Hill Street Blues,” “Moonlighting,”  “L.A. Law,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Medium.”

Sherin was also active in the Directors Guild of America, including three terms as National Vice President. He  was awarded the  awarded the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award in 2002 for service to the DGA and the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in 2012.

Sherin is survived by his wife, actress Jane Alexander, stepson, actor-director Jace Alexander, and three sons.

After attending Brown University, Sherin served in the armed forces during the Korean War. He began acting in theater and television, and eventually discovered that directing was his passion. He received a Drama Desk Award for “The Great White Hope” in 1969 and a Tony nomination for »

- Dave McNary

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Edwin Sherin, Director of 'The Great White Hope' on Broadway and 'Law & Order,' Dies at 87

5 May 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Edwin Sherin, who directed the original production of James Earl Jones' The Great White Hope to a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for best play, died Thursday in Nova Scotia, the Directors Guild of America announced. He was 87.

Sharin graduated from Brown University and later joined the Armed Forces, serving during the Korean War. Following his success in theater, Sherin went on to direct such films as Valdez Is Coming, starring Burt Lancaster, and My Old Man's Place, with Michael Moriarty, both released in 1971.

His television credits include Hill Street Blues, Moonlighting and L.A. Law. Sherin notably also »

- Patrick Shanley

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Edwin Sherin, Director of 'The Great White Hope' on Broadway and 'Law & Order,' Dies at 87

5 May 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Edwin Sherin, who directed the original production of James Earl Jones' The Great White Hope to a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for best play, died Thursday in Nova Scotia, the Directors Guild of America announced. He was 87.

Sharin graduated from Brown University and later joined the Armed Forces, serving during the Korean War. Following his success in theater, Sherin went on to direct such films as Valdez Is Coming, starring Burt Lancaster, and My Old Man's Place, with Michael Moriarty, both released in 1971.

His television credits include Hill Street Blues, Moonlighting and L.A. Law. Sherin notably also »

- Patrick Shanley

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Designated Survivor to Get New Showrunner Ahead of Season 2 Pick-Up

8 April 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC isn’t looking to impeach President Tom Kirkman anytime soon — but it is looking to replace the man in charge of Designated Survivor.

With a Season 2 renewal expected but not yet confirmed, the Alphabet network is on the search for a new showrunner, who would replace current series boss Jeff Melvoin at the end of Season 1, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Melvoin, however, is expected to stay on board as an executive producer.

Melvoin was the third showrunner brought in to helm Designated Survivor. Initially, Sex and the City »

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Bull to Switch Showrunners as CBS Nears a Season 2 Renewal

20 March 2017 3:51 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Bull has a new man in charge… which sets the stage for a possible Season 2.

TV veteran Glenn Gordon Caron is taking over as showrunner of the freshman legal drama, according to a report from our sister site Deadline — but only if the series, starring NCIS alum Michael Weatherly as a high-priced jury consultant, returns for a second season. Caron will join Bull for the remainder of Season 1 as a consultant, with current showrunner Mark Goffman transitioning to a development role at season’s end.

RelatedMichael Weatherly Shares Hopes for Bull (Including That It Dodges a Dark Angel »

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‘Bull’ Enlists Glenn Gordon Caron as Season 2 Showrunner

20 March 2017 3:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bull” is getting a new showrunner in the form of television veteran Glenn Gordon Caron, Variety has confirmed. Caron is best known for creating the series “Moonlighting,” which was an early starring vehicle for Bruce Willis, and the supernatural drama “Medium,” which starred Patricia Arquette. The shows ran for five and seven seasons respectively.

The move comes as part of a multi-year overall deal Caron has signed with CBS TV Studios, which produces the one-hour drama. Caron will join the show immediately as a consultant on the remaining episodes of Season 1. Mark Goffman will continue as showrunner for the remainder of Season 1 before transitioning out to focus on development under his own deal with CBS TV Studios. Caron was previously set up under an overall deal at 20th Television, working as an executive producer on the FX series “Tyrant.” He is repped by Wme, 3Arts and Ziffren Brittenham.

Bull” stars “NCIS” alum Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason »

- Joe Otterson

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CBS' 'Bull' Changing Showrunners for Season 2

20 March 2017 3:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

There's yet another change at the top of a freshman show.

CBS' Michael Weatherly starrer Bull is changing showrunners in advance of an expected second-season renewal, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Moonlighting and Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron has signed an overall deal with producers CBS Television Studios and will take over as showrunner for Mark Goffman, who will exit at season's end to focus on development under his own existing deal with the studio. Caron's deal with the studio is a two-year pact. 

Caron will join the series to get the lay of the land from »

- Lesley Goldberg

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The Best ‘Concept Episodes’ on TV, Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

7 March 2017 11:58 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

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: What is the best concept episode that’s been on television?

Sonia Saraiya (@soniasaraiya), Variety

I have to admit a recency bias, I guess, but “BoJack Horseman’s” “Fish Out of Water” has stuck with me in a way that no other concept episode has — a gimmick that didn’t feel gimmicky but instead desperately necessary for the forward motion of the episode. It’s not quite fair, because “Community,” for example, is comprised almost entirely of concept episodes, and it’s hard to disagree with how much “Buffy’s” “Hush” and “Once More, with Feeling” inspired other, later shows. But “Fish Out of Water” was »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best ‘Concept Episodes’ on TV, Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

7 March 2017 11:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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: What is the best concept episode that’s been on television?

Sonia Saraiya (@soniasaraiya), Variety

I have to admit a recency bias, I guess, but “BoJack Horseman’s” “Fish Out of Water” has stuck with me in a way that no other concept episode has — a gimmick that didn’t feel gimmicky but instead desperately necessary for the forward motion of the episode. It’s not quite fair, because “Community,” for example, is comprised almost entirely of concept episodes, and it’s hard to disagree with how much “Buffy’s” “Hush” and “Once More, with Feeling” inspired other, later shows. But “Fish Out of Water” was »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Al Jarreau Dies: Grammy-Winning ‘Moonlighting’ Singer Was 76

12 February 2017 1:33 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Al Jarreau, the buttery-voiced, seven-time Grammy-winning pop and jazz singer, has died, just days after announcing his retirement. The 76-year-old vocalist, whose opening for the Bruce Willis-Cybill Shepherd series Moonlighting was among the 1980s’ most popular and best remembered TV theme songs, was hospitalized in Los Angeles two weeks ago for exhaustion. His death was confirmed via his official Twitter page. “He was in the hospital,” the announcement stated, “kept… »

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Al Jarreau, Iconic Jazz Singer, Dies At 76

12 February 2017 12:44 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jazz legend Al Jarreau, who won seven Grammys over a 50-year career, has died according to his representatives. He was 76. His biggest single was 1981’s “We’re in This Love Together.” Jarreau was a vocalist on the all-star 1985 track, “We Are the World,” and sang the theme to TV’s “Moonlighting”. Photos: Stars We’ve Lost […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Al Jarreau, Iconic Jazz Singer, Dies at 76

12 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jazz legend Al Jarreau, who won seven GRAMMYs over a 50-year career, has died according to his representatives. He was 76.

His biggest single was 1981’s “We’re in This Love Together.” Jarreau was a vocalist on the all-star 1985 track, “We Are the World,” and sang the theme to TV’s Moonlighting.

Photos: Stars We've Lost

According to a statement posted on the singer’s official website, Jarreau died in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The news comes just days after Jarreau announced he was going to retire after being hospitalized for exhaustion in L.A.

It had been posted earlier this week on his Twitter account that he was feeling weak and breathless.

More: Merle Haggard's Son Reveals Country Legend Predicted He Would Die on His Birthday

In 2015, Jarreau gave a master class to young master class to students from three Philadelphia-area performing arts schools, reports CBS Philly.

“The important thing is that they keep the music »

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Singer Al Jarreau Dead at 76

12 February 2017 10:23 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Legendary jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau has died, Ebony.com reports. He was 76.

The seven-time Grammy winner is perhaps best known to TV audiences for writing the lyrics and performing the theme to Moonlighting. He was hospitalized for exhaustion just days ago, but passed away on Sunday morning. A cause of death has not been reported.

Jarreau’s most notable hits included “Mornin’,” “After All,” “Roof Garden” and “We’re In This Love Together.”

In addition to his singing career, Jarreau dabbled in acting, appearing as Rev. Gentry Hall in two episodes of Touched by an Angel, as »

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Legendary Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

12 February 2017 10:05 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Al Jarreau, famed R&B and jazz singer died Sunday morning … according to his reps.   TMZ reports that: The 7-time Grammy winner had been hospitalized recently in Los Angeles. Amid his medical battle … he announced he would be retiring. He’d been touring almost non-stop for 50 years. A message on his website says he passed away while in the hospital.  Just last week, Al’s son said his father was singing “Moonlighting” to one of his nurses. Jarreau won 7 Grammy’s for a slew of hits through the ’70s and ’80s including “Mornin’,” “After All, “We’re In This Love Together”

Legendary Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76 »

- Nat Berman

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Al Jarreau Dies at 76

12 February 2017 9:41 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Al Jarreau, famed R&B and jazz singer died Sunday morning according to his reps. The 7-time Grammy winner had been hospitalized recently in Los Angeles. Amid his medical battle ... he announced he would be retiring. He'd been touring almost non-stop for 50 years. A message on his website says he passed away while in the hospital.  Just last week, Al's son said his father was singing "Moonlighting" to one of his nurses.  Jarreau won 7 Grammy's »

- TMZ Staff

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