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Live versions of movie musicals are all the rage right now (witness recent hit Grease Live), so it was inevitable that Saturday Night Live would take aim at the trend once again. Inspired by the rumors that there could be a Dirty Dancing Live, cast member Jon Rudnitsky took the opportunity to use "Weekend Update" as his audition. As Johnny, his version of the storyline goes south right about the time Johnny does the famous lift. Let's just say that neither Johnny nor Baby gets a happy ending. Regardless, this skit is so ridiculous that you Lol and have the time of your life. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Our host for tonight is Larry David: a comedian, writer, producer and actor who is best known for his work on Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and most recently, playing Bernie Sanders on this season of Saturday Night Live. He also served as a writer on SNL for just one season in the ‘80’s before becoming the force behind television’s most popular sitcom, basically making him this show’s Jennifer Hudson. Let’s see how he fares tonight! Cold Open: Ted Cruz delivers a message to the American people. Taran Killam’s Cruz impression isn’t quite as studied as his Trump, and honestly I’m not totally sure why they don’t still have him playing Trump, or perhaps Marco Rubio, when they could easily pass Ted Cruz on to Bobby Moynihan, who portrayed him well in last season’s The Rock episode. But Killam is a good »
- Emilie Sowers
Nevertheless, it was more than a case of lowered expectations that led to the Curb Your Enthusiasm star presiding over one of the funniest, sharpest-eyed episodes in recent memory.
Sure, there were a couple of low points — that Learning Annex songwriters’ workshop was a kernel of an idea gone fetid — but when Bernie Sanders »
Comics Alliance on Marvel, politics, and why corporations are not your friend
Kenneth in the (212) Shirtless Russell Tovey reportedly causes a Broadway audience member to faint. Ha!
Pajiba checks in w/ the Trainspotting cast, 20 years on
IndieWire thinks "The Chickening," a short film remix of The Shining is insane and genius. Definitely the first part. As for the second...
Towleroad a first for Espn, »
- NATHANIEL R
There’s an argument that the remake of Point Break shouldn’t really exist – believe me, we’ve had it out here at Thn Towers everyday since the project was announced. 25 years have passed since the Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves original graced our screens, which, let’s face it, was nigh on perfect. Perfect script, perfect direction, bromantic action aplenty, great stunts, and one of the best Swayze performances of all time (bar Road House and Dirty Dancing of course). They say that it’s too soon. They say it ain’t right. They say the original is one of those films that should never be remade. Ever. They say, they say. This argument is irrelevant. This Point Break remake review will see it graded and examined on its own merit.
In a day »
- Paul Heath
Who came up with the idea that we're supposed to feel guilty about the films, TV shows and music that we like?
Every now and then, I emerge from the Den Of Geek shed and take a mooch around other websites and publications. I tend to like them a lot. There’s nothing to keep us and me on our toes more than seeing the wonderful work being done around the internet. Because there is lots of it.
There’s also, though, a breed of article I’m decreasingly keen on. Anything that starts with ‘x reasons why this will be that’, or ‘why so and so will suck’. The content of said articles may be great, but the whole approach tends to put me off.
Yet there’s nothing on guilty pleasures, a phrase that, to my mind, seems invented by playground bullies to try and »
But where was David Lindhagen!? The cast of 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love reunited on Saturday, with Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Marisa Tomei and Julianne Moore all connecting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The group of stars made up part of the cast of the romantic comedy, which followed the dissolution of the Weaver family after wife Emily's (Moore) affair. Fans will also remember Jacob (Gosling), the hunky and suave player who charms Cal Weaver's (Carell) daughter with his recreation of Dirty Dancing's famed lift. Gosling, Carell and Tomei were at the awards ceremony for their box office hit The Big Short, »
- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble
Two weeks ago, American Crime viewers looked on as Regina King‘s Terri Lacroix — who had just narrowly missed being involved in a car accident — used her clout at the local police department to exact revenge on the at-fault driver.
The well-connected matriarch may soon need a bigger favor from her pals at the Pd: In tonight’s episode (ABC, 10/9c), she learns that Leland High’s sexual assault scandal that has ensnared her son is now being classified as a rape.
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“So much of who [Terri] is is identity. It’s »
It’ll come as no surprise that Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating survives the bullet that ripped through her abdomen in How to Get Away With Murder‘s fall finale — she is the ABC drama’s protagonist, after all. But when the series returns Feb. 11 (10/9c on ABC) she’ll be sporting more than physical scars from the near-death experience, teases showrunner Pete Nowalk.
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“We left her bleeding out on the floor — and when we come back, she’s really broken,” Nowalk previews. “It was really important to »
Marvel’s Most Wanted has come into a Fortune.
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The character first appeared in 1975’s Marvel Preview #2, in a story written and drawn by comics legend Howard Chaykin. An adventure-seeking rogue, Fortune craved wealth and excitement with his globe-trotting odysseys.
Lindo is the first non-S.H.I.E.L.D castmember to board the offshoot, joining Adrianne Palicki »
ABC’s nostalgic comedy series “The Goldbergs” will pay homage to another beloved ’80s movie this season, with an episode centered around 1987’s “Dirty Dancing,” which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
“‘Dirty Dancing’ is a huge ’80s cultural touchstone — the music, the memorable lines, and of course, Swayze. No one loved it more than my mom. I’ll always remember how she dragged me to see it in the theaters several times and then bought it on video,” said creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg in a statement. “I knew this was our big movie to explore this season when all of the writers on the show also had their very own ‘Dirty Dancing’ memories from years ago. It really is a gem of the ’80s and it’s so exciting to bring it to life with my amazing cast.”
“The Goldbergs” has previously paid tribute to two other »
- Laura Prudom
There's nothing like a little dance party to get your week started off right. Whether you need to shake it in traffic, in line waiting for coffee, or in front of your boss during a morning meeting—we've found the video that's going to set the tone for a fun Monday. This movie dance mashup features 92 funky films getting their groove on to C+C Music Factory's '90's jam "Gonna Make You Sweat." The video features pelvic thrusts (thank you!) courtesy of Joe Manganiello in Magic Mike Xxl and Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as scenes from Trainwreck, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, and more movies, old and new. There are also a few flicks in there »
Can’t wait for Quantico‘s March 6 premiere to find out what happened immediately after the midseason finale bombing?
Yeah, about that…
“There will be a significant time jump in the future segment of our storyline,” executive producer Joshua Safran tells TVLine. Translation: Even though 32 people — including characters we care about — perished in the second terrorist-triggered explosion, it may be a while before we know who’s among the dead.
PhotosWinter TV Preview! Your Scoop-Filled Guide to 20+ Returning Favorites, Including Quantico
The leap will take viewers three months into the future, and will start right at the beginning of the winter premiere. »
Debra Messing is putting on her dancing shoes and is joining the cast of ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing remake. The Mysteries of Laura actress will be playing Marjorie Houseman (who was played by Gilmore Girls‘ Kelly Bishop in the original 1987 film), the mother of Baby, who will be portrayed by Scream Queens star Abigail Breslin. Unlike the NBC’s The Wiz Live and Fox’s upcoming Grease: Live, ABC’s Dirty Dancing won’t be a live production. Instead, it will be three-hour musical TV movie based on the original 1987 film, which starred Patrick Swazye and Jennifer Grey as Johhny Castle and Baby Houseman. ABC’s remake sounds like it will stay
- Chris King
Debra Messing has been cast in ABC’s adaptation of “Dirty Dancing,” it was announced Thursday. Messing will play Marjorie Houseman, mother of Abigail Breslin’s “Baby.” Described as a meticulous 1960s housewife who takes great pride in her family, Marjorie is using the summer vacation to try and rekindle her romance with her workaholic husband. Messing is repped by the Gersh Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and Rick Genow at Stone, Genow.
ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” musical event is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, with exec producers Allison Shearmur, Eleanor Bergstein (who penned the screenplay for the 1987 film) and Adam Anders. The project is being adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer and directed by Wayne Blair.
CNBC announced it has »
- Laura Prudom
Does size matter? Apparently not, at least in the context of this sneak peek from ABC’s Galavant.
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In the first of this Sunday’s two episodes, “Giants vs. Dwarves” (airing at 8/7c), Galavant (played by Joshua Sasse) grows so fed up with Richard’s poor decision-making that he sets out to find some giants on his own. The giants agree to join Gal’s army — provided that he helps them defeat the dwarves in battle.
Richard (Timothy Omundson) in turn sides with the dwarves, setting the stage for the Sharks vs. »
Debra Messing has joined the cast of ABC's Dirty Dancing remake, which stars older ray of sunshine Abigail Breslin as Frances "Baby" Houseman. She'll play Marjorie Houseman of the Houseman clan in the role originally played by Kelly Bishop of the Gilmore clan, which means that Messing will now be one of the parties responsible for putting Baby in her literal and metaphorical corner. The adaptation by American Horror Story's Jessica Sharzer has yet to announce who will play Johnny, the dance instructor strong enough to lift Baby out of the corner and over his head so she can fly. Fly, Baby, fly! »
- E. Alex Jung
“Mysteries of Laura” star Debra Messing has been tapped to co-star in ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” remake, TheWrap has confirmed. The actress will play Marjorie Houseman, mother to Abigail Breslin‘s character, Baby. Kelly Bishop played the character in the original movie. Produced by Lionsgate TV, the “Dirty Dancing” remake will be a three-hour event with filmed song and dance performances, adapted from the 1987 classic starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Also read: 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Starring Abigail Breslin Set at ABC The remake is executive produced by Allison Shearmur and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie, »
- Reid Nakamura
Mystery solved: Debra Messing will be the one putting Baby in the corner.
TVLine has learned that Messing has joined ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake in the role of Marjorie Houseman, Dr. Houseman’s wife and mother of Baby (the previously cast Abigail Breslin). Messing succeeds Kelly Bishop, who played the repressed matriarch in the 1987 film. Additional casting is Tba.
The three-hour movie is slated to shoot this spring during Messing’s Mysteries of Laura hiatus.
PhotosTeam TVLine Shares Its 2016 Wish List for Castle, Penny Dreadful, Good Wife, Once, Sleepy, Teen Wolf and More
To be adapted for television by »
Grey’s Anatomy fans can breathe a sigh of relief: Cristina was there for Meredith during the most painful time of her life.
Kevin McKidd tells TVLine that Cristina did in fact show up to Derek’s funeral last spring to console her grieving Bff.
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The brunette seen standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Mer at Derek’s gravesite (see photo, below)? It may not have been Sandra Oh, but it was definitely Cristina.
“Cristina was there,” McKidd confirms. “I presume Sandra was busy and unavailable for that episode, which was the »
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