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'Hannibal's creator explains that dark, twisted and... romantic(?) series finale

29 August 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight, Bryan Fuller and company gave us the end of "Hannibal" as we know it. Even if the money and logistics can ever be worked out for some kind of movie or miniseries featuring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, and this creative team, the show's time as an ongoing TV series is done, and it ended in a way that functions as a conclusion to the story, even if it's one that may outrage some fans. (My finale review is here.) Earlier this week, I spoke with Fuller about that ending, potential ways he could continue the franchise, the challenges of finally doing a direct adaptation of "Red Dragon," and a lot more — including me having a very different interpretation of the post-credits scene than what Fuller intended — coming up just as soon as you take the key from around my neck... At what point in the season did you realize »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Ali Wentworth Pulls a Miley Cyrus on Jimmy Kimmel: Flashes Puppies! (see!)

27 August 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Ali Wentworth, a Washington, D.C. blueblood, comedian and wife of ABC’s George Stephanopolous, was all about baring, if not her soul, at least her flesh on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night. She pulled a Miley Cyrus on national television. Wentworth, 50, is best known for her roles on Fox’s “In Living Color,” and for her immortal guest appearance on the hit comedy show “Seinfeld.” ...Read More

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David Alan Grier to Play Cowardly Lion in NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’

4 August 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Alan Grier has the courage to explore live TV.

The comedian and three-time Tony Award nominee has joined NBC’s production of “The Wiz Live!.” He’ll play the Cowardly Lion, the famously timid friend of the lost Dorothy who accompanies her down the Yellow Brick Road in the hopes that their journey will lead him to find some courage.

Grier broke out via Fox’s 1990s sketch show “In Living Color.” His TV credits also include “Crank Yankers” and “Happy Endings.” His stage credits include a co-starring role in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls” and his film credits include “A Soldier’s Story” with Howard E. Rollins and Denzel Washington and “Jumanji” with Robin Williams. He will soon appear on the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” which premieres Aug. 26.

The Wiz Live!” is adapted from L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” with a book »

- Whitney Friedlander

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NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’ Casts David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion

4 August 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has cast David Alan Grier to play the Cowardly Lion in its live production of “The Wiz,” the network announced Tuesday. Grier will play the fraidy cat who asks Dorothy if he can join her on her journey down the yellow brick road to Oz. The “In Living Color” comedian joins the previously announced Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Stephanie Mills, known for originating the role of Dorothy on Broadway’s “The Wiz.” Also Read: 23 Best & Worst Oscars Moments of 2015 (Photos) Latifah will star as the Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City, »

- Linda Ge

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Comic-Con 2015: FX Fearless Arena to Feature The Strain Virtual Reality, American Horror Story: Hotel

1 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

At next week's Comic-Con, FX Networks will give fans the chance to immerse themselves in the intriguing (and often horrifying) worlds of The Strain and American Horror Story: Hotel at the FX Fearless Arena theme park.

Press Release: "Los Angeles, July 1, 2015 – FX Networks’ considerable presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con will take on historic proportions with the first-ever, large-scale “FX Fearless Arena” fan experience consuming the Hilton Bayfront Park next to the Convention Center. Building on the popularity of last year’s The Simpsons-based “Homer Dome,” FX Networks will build a theme park featuring massive activations for The Strain, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo and The Bastard Executioner, as well as numerous other on-site features including contests, collectibles and more. The “FX Fearless Arena” will be ideally situated between the Convention Center and the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, the two leading locations for Sdcc panels and presentations.

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- Derek Anderson

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Get fresh by Anne-Katrin Titze

22 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Fresh Dressed Sacha Jenkins on Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci: "And he is someone who has been a big supporter and fan of Hip-Hop." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Crisply edited by Andrea B. Scott, shot by David Vollrath, who worked with Morgan Neville on the Oscar-winning 20 Feet From Stardom, out-of-the-box Fresh Dressed delivers the goods. Mixed with clips of Will Smith in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and In Living Color's Fly Girls, where Jennifer Lopez got her fresh start, we learn the history of Carl Jones' Cross Colours label. Through interviews with Pharrell Williams, Damon Dash, Kanye West, Nas (Nasir Jones), André Leon Talley, Sean Combs, Ralph McDaniels, Marc Ecko, Karl Kani, Daymond John and others, discussing their fascinations that include Little Richard, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, Louis Vuitton, an obsession with Polo by Ralph Lauren in the early Nineties, Gucci logos, Tommy Hilfiger give-aways, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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TV’s Golden Age of Sketch Draws Comic Minds Out of Woodwork

17 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Television is turning into a pretty sketchy neighborhood, much to the delight of producers who have been trying to stake out some real estate there for years.

Scott Aukerman (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”) tried for two decades to get someone interested in doing sketch comedy on television. Suddenly, he and other sketch artists find themselves in the middle of a renaissance.

He started his career in the late ’90s on “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” hoping to eventually get his own off the ground.

“Every time I tried to sell one I was told no one buys sketch shows,” Aukerman says. “I grew up with ‘SNL’ and ‘Monty Python’ and I couldn’t believe no one wanted to see sketch. Now, that’s all changed.”

For years NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” was almost the only game in town when it came to sketch comedy. But in today’s multiplatform universe, »

- Susan Young

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Comic-Con 2015: FX Announces The Strain Season 2 Hall H Panel

11 June 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to announcing further details on their previously revealed American Horror Story panel, FX Networks has announced The Strain Season 2 Hall H panel that will feature Guillermo del Toro, Corey Stoll, David Bradley, and more:

Press Release (via TV By the Numbers): "Los Angeles, June 11, 2015 – FX Networks is bringing fan favorites Archer, American Horror Story and The Strain to Comic-Con in San Diego this July along with Denis Leary’s new comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Each series will feature screenings, panel discussions, press rooms and autograph signings at Sdcc. As an added bonus, FX will present an exclusive sneak preview of Kurt Sutter’s new series The Bastard Executioner, which will debut on FX this fall. 

FX Networks will present the following panel sessions and screenings (talent appearances subject to change):

Friday, July 10

Archer

Panel 5:00-6:00 Pm, Indigo Ballroom. Moderator: Tbd

Archer, the award-winning »

- Derek Anderson

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Jim Norton, Rachel Dratch and David Alan Grier Among Upcoming ‘Friends of the People’ Guest Stars (Exclusive)

10 June 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TruTV’s first-ever sketch comedy series “Friends of the People” is getting a whole bushel of guest stars for the second half of its inaugural season, a list that TheWrap has learned exclusively. Upcoming guests include “In Living Color’s” David Alan Grier (pictured above), “Double Dare” host Marc Summers, the New York Giants’ Jay Bromley, pro wrestlers Mick Foley and X-Pac, “Cash Cab” host Ben Bailey and comedian Jim Norton. Ellen Cleghorne (“SNL”), Rachel Dratch (“SNL”), Butterbean (boxer), Ed Lover (radio personality) and Doug E. Doug (rapper) will also make appearances. Also Read: 'Saved by the Bell' Spoof Follows »

- Tony Maglio

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Round-Up: The Strain, The Walking Dead: Season 3 Video Game, Distiller, Pernicious

14 May 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you can't wait for the second season premiere of the FX series, The Strain, to air this summer, then you are in luck. FX, Instructure, and the University of California, Irvine teamed up to create an online course that is available and free to the public. Also in this round-up: a status update on The Walking Dead: Season 3 video game, a trailer from Distiller, and an interview with Ciara Hanna from Pernicious.

Fight or Die: The Science Behind FX's The Strain: Press Release -- "FX, Instructure and the University of California, Irvine today announced the joint production of a massive open online course (Mooc) exploring a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of the biological parasite and cyber virus themes presented in the FX original series, "The Strain" from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse. The course will be offered for free leading into »

- Tamika Jones

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My one regret after losing (and snapping) on "Jeopardy!"

9 May 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Like nearly everybody you see on "Jeopardy!", I'm obsessed. "Jeopardy!" is my oldest and strongest pop culture fixation, and at this point it stimulates a part of my brain that no Trivial Pursuit card -- even the ones from 1982 featuring obscure Kim Carnes factoids -- can reach. "Jeopardy!" is about speed, reflexes, trivia, and showing off. It is not civil. It is "Bad Girls Club" for nerds, and you better believe I wanted to bludgeon Ken Jennings with my knowledge of deserts and Best Pictures during his legendary win streak in 2004.  So when I got the call to be a contestant on "Jeopardy!" in January of this year, I didn't panic. I snickered and purred like Cruella and awaited the bloodshed, and I didn't mind if the blood was my own. Part of being a true "Jeopardy!" fan is knowing that you can lose and lose hard. It's always incredibly »

- Louis Virtel

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25 years later: How 'In Living Color' broke sketch comedy's race barrier

14 April 2015 9:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the summer of 1989, while Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" was sounding a thunderclap in cinemas, a troupe of largely black actors and comedians came together on a Fox sound stage in Century City to produce a sketch comedy show aimed at servicing a minority point of view that had been underrepresented by the medium. With producer Keenen Ivory Wayans at the helm, fresh off the success of his 1988 Blaxploitation parody film "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," eight individuals — a then-unknown Jim Carrey along with Kelly Coffield, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymáh and Wayans' siblings Damon and Kim — filmed the first episodes of "In Living Color." The show debuted on April 15, 1990, and 25 years later, Damon Wayans can't help but remember first and foremost that he had hair back then. "I remember the pain of getting fired from 'Saturday Night Live' and feeling that I needed redemption, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Kelly Coffield, T'Keyah 'Crystal' Keymáh and Kim Wayans on drawing from experience

14 April 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As Kim Wayans says in our extended feature on the 25th anniversary of "In Living Color," her brother Keenen was always encouraging on-screen talent to draw on real-life circumstances and relationships to inject truth into their work. That was, as Damon Wayans explains, the big difference between "Saturday Night Live," a writer-driven show, and "In Living Color," a character-driven show where actors were eventually encouraged to pitch characters and concepts and work them out with the writers. It's no surprise, then, that some of these characters would have personal connections with the performers. As you can see in anecdotes from Kelly Coffield, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymáh and Kim Wayans, quite a few of them in fact came from other corners of their lives, be it someone they knew or something that would just organically spring to life in the day-to-day camaraderie of the show. Learn more about the inspirations behind classic characters like Benita Butrell, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Damon Wayans on the inspiration behind Homey D. Clown, 'Men On…' and more

14 April 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Damon Wayans was the second major cast member from "In Living Color" to leave the show, after Kim Coles. He departed following the third season to pursue a big screen career, starring in films like "The Last Boy Scout," "Blankman" and "Major Payne." But during his time with the show, he left an unmistakable signature that can be felt across a number of colorful characters. Think of "In Living Color" and you're bound to have the image of an angry, put-upon clown flash through your head (Homey D. Clown), or perhaps a pair of flamboyant critics giving the weekend's latest release "two snaps up" ("Men On…"). These were some of Wayans' trademark sketches, coming at a time when, as he says in our extended feature on the series' 25th anniversary, he was eager for redemption after being fired from "Saturday Night Live." Here are the beginnings and inspirations for those sketches and more, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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What movie, TV show or music did your parents ban from you as a kid?

25 March 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Raunchy comedies. Scary movies. Songs with explicit lyrics. Space, the final frontier. When we're kids, we're frequently banned from checking out films, TV, music or other entertainment before we're "ready." Whatever that means. At HitFix, we discovered there's a range of what was banned in our households when we were children. Some folks like lucky-duck Gregory Ellwood had no bans at all. Some bans didn't hold. Some bans were so intense, they blanketed all corners of media. Below are some of our staffers sounding off on what wasn't allowed in their household. Share with us in the comments what stuff you couldn't watch or hear. Chris Eggertsen - "Married...With Children" "Married...With Children" was like the Devil in our house, and here's the kicker: I'm almost positive my mother never watched it before banning it. It was enough that a random Christian woman living halfway across the country whom »

- Katie Hasty, HitFix Staff

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Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps Have Major Crushes on Marlon Wayans

19 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: Marlon Wayans is the hottest, best-smelling man in the world - at least according to Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps. Kaling, 35, swooned via Twitter on Thursday about meeting the In Living Color alum, Tweeting, "I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world." I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 19, 2015 The Cougartown wasted no time chiming in her agreement. "And he smells better than anyone I've ever met," she Tweeted. (Philipps costarred with Wayans in 2004's White Chicks.) .@mindykaling and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps Have Major Crushes on Marlon Wayans

19 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: Marlon Wayans is the hottest, best-smelling man in the world - at least according to Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps. Kaling, 35, swooned via Twitter on Thursday about meeting the In Living Color alum, Tweeting, "I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world." I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 19, 2015 The Cougartown wasted no time chiming in her agreement. "And he smells better than anyone I've ever met," she Tweeted. (Philipps costarred with Wayans in 2004's White Chicks.) .@mindykaling and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps Have Major Crushes on Marlon Wayans

19 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: Marlon Wayans is the hottest, best-smelling man in the world - at least according to Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps. Kaling, 35, swooned via Twitter on Thursday about meeting the In Living Color alum, Tweeting, "I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world." I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 19, 2015 The Cougartown wasted no time chiming in her agreement. "And he smells better than anyone I've ever met," she Tweeted. (Philipps costarred with Wayans in 2004's White Chicks.) .@mindykaling and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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20 Fun Facts About the Cast, Judges and Hosts of Dancing with the Stars Season 20

16 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 10th anniversary cast of Dancing with the Stars boasts plenty of recognizable names, but how well do you really know the 12 stars who will be facing off for this year's mirror ball trophy? Here are 13 surprising facts about the cast - plus some bonus trivia about the returning judges and hosts.1. Glee's Riker Lynch is related to pro Derek Hough and his sister Julianne, a judge and former pro.Lynch is actually a cousin of the Houghs, telling E! that he "doesn't see them very often, but we're cool." Even though they'll be competing against each other on the dance floor, »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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Jamie Foxx Talks Playing Mike Tyson with Martin Scorsese Directing

13 March 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

On today's podcast we talked about this very thing, though I forgot Jamie Foxx has been talking about playing Mike Tyson in a biopic on the fighter's life since 2005, and things have only been picking up since then. In 2008 Tyson talked about it and last year it was announced Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street) would pen the screenplay with Foxx in mind to star and Tyson told IGN once again that Foxx would star and it looked like Martin Scorsese would be involved in some capacity. Today the story gets even bigger. In an interview with Power 105's "The Breakfast Club" (included just below), Foxx said, "I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson. So I'm going to do the Mike Tyson story. Listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one side, I'm on the other side doing »

- Brad Brevet

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