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Things are slowing down for the holiday weekend, but its still pretty busy enough to tame that holiday stress.
New Girl is planning another episode about the roommates’ exes, with Adam Brody playing Jess‘ ex. Seems like she had a weakness for energetic guys with dark hair.
First Dylan O’Brien then me, eh?
Monday’s theatrical screenings of Doctor Who‘s “Day of the Doctor” special was the number two movie for the day, ranking only behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In my home town, screenings were fairly limited — you couldn’t catch a matinee — which makes it an even stronger performer.
- Lyle Masaki
The “Greatest Star” Returns Home in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The legendary singer is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage. From PBS “I love people from Brooklyn. Because they’re real. Down to earth. They tell it like it is.” So Barbra Streisand informs an adoring audience at the opening of her heralded hometown return at the brand new 19,000-seat, billion-dollar Barclays Center. Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn airs on Thirteen’s Great Performances Friday, November 29 at 9 p.m. as part »
- April Neale
The country music superstar headlines a live, three-hour NBC telecast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Thursday, Dec. 5. Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner Andrews -- whose classic 1965 movie version gets its traditional ABC holiday airing Sunday, Dec. 22 -- says she's interested to see how the new production goes, particularly because of the live aspect (in the eastern half of the country).
"Fifty years later, it's time somebody had another crack at it," Andrews tells Zap2it. "I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me. I think it's great that it's being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting for Carrie.
"I know they're not doing the movie, though. They're doing the Broadway show -- »
"Oklahoma!," the Royal National Theatre production that made Hugh Jackman a star, is coming to PBS again.
On Nov. 15, PBS will re air the filmed version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic from 1999. This is a part of the network's "Great Performances" series, and will air at 9 p.m. Et. If you ever wanted to know why people were so excited about seeing Jackman take on a musical in "Les Miserables," now you have your answer.
When he starred in "Oklahoma!," the then-30-year-old Jackman had not yet had his big breakout on the big screen in "X-Men." Back then, he was best known for his work on the TV shows "Correlli" and "Snowy River: The McGregor." Will you tune in to rewatch "Oklahoma!"? »
Want to know the exact moment when Hugh Jackman became a star? Hint: It didn’t happen in a movie.
No, it happened in Ooooooooklahoma, where the something something happens down the plain.
I swear, I know the lyrics to the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, but you don’t want to hear me sing type them. Instead, you’ll want to allow the divinely scruffy Hugh Jackman to serenade you with the musical’s classic title tune, which he did in 1998 as cowboy Curly in Trevor Nunn’s Royal National Theatre production.
Jackman was a hit (because who else is better »
- Marc Snetiker
Now that FX has ordered a fourth season of American Horror Story, EW reports that Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are likely to return. Ryan Murphy says he has invited both performers to return and both are eager to return. Click on the link to find out about the bonkers gift basket Bates sent to the Ahs writers.
Yes. Just yes.
In an interview with NPR, creator Shonda Rhimes says she doesn’t expect Scandal to have a long run like Grey’s Anatomy since she has an end in mind for Scandal. “I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told … I can see where the end point is. And I don’t think I’m going to change that.”
- Lyle Masaki
The John Belushi biopic which once was in the hands of director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) has now been passed to screenwriter Steve Conrad. Conrad wrote the script for the upcoming The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty starring Ben Stiller. In addition to also penning The Weather Man, Conrad wrote and directed 2008s The Promotion. The latter is severely underrated in my opinion. Great performances from John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott. The biopic which remains untitled already has a »
- Niki Stephens
We told you last month about the PBS special presentation Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle that would be premiering in October, and tonight’s the night! Tuesday nights are pretty jam-packed for Our Kind of Viewing, but this one looks like it should get some priority.
We have a TV spot and the clip from the first hour to get you primed, and the press release is included again below so you’ll get the full details, including the info on the accompanying book and Blu-ray.
Here’s a quick scheduling note: After the initial broadcast the three hours are broken into three one-hour parts and have slightly different titles, though at least in my area they will still be aired one right after the other. So if you’re thinking of DVR-ing it, check the titles and time carefully so you don’t miss out on any of the three hours. »
- Erin Willard
It follows "Richard II" and "Henry IV (Parts One and Two)," but these new film versions of the Bard of Avon's historical dramas about English monarchs weren't shot in order. Right after "Richard II" ended, "Henry V" swung into production.
Hiddleston's first day on location was also a doozy.
To set the scene, it's 1415, and Henry V is on a quest to conquer France, to which he believes he has an ancestral claim. He and his army laid siege to the walled French town of Harfleur in mid-August, and now it's late September, and Henry has had about enough. »
Hiddleston has been absolutely phenomenal as Henry V in PBS Great Performances - The Hollow Crown. The filmed series is a remarkable adaptation of four of Shakespeare’s most gripping history plays; Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V.
While he may be formidable as the villain Loki in the Thor movies, nothing compares to his regal portrayal as King Henry who rallies the troops with the famous speech, “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.”
From Marvel Studios comes the highly anticipated Thor: The Dark World, continuing the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that pre-dates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers, »
- Michelle McCue
I get a kick out of Spike Lee's ongoing Kickstarter campaign, and the way he's keeping his contributors informed on the progress of their investment. He's effectively pulling them into his world, as participants in his ongoing adventure. As I donated $40 to his campaign (I have not yet received my Spike's Joint T-shirt), I get the status reports. Here's the latest, in caps of course: Project Update #60: New Spike Lee Joint Update Backer_whiteFor backers only, Posted by Spike LeeLike Peace, Light And Love To All Who Bet On Da Mule. The Cast And Crew Have Gotten On A Bus To Parts Unknown. Yesterday We Completed Our 5th Day Of Principal Photography En Nueva York. We Got Great Performances And The Week Flew By Mad Fast. We Appreciate All The Love And Support You Have Given Us. I Tell People All The Time "That This New Spike Lee »
- Anne Thompson
Tonight (Friday, Sept. 17), on PBS' "Great Performances" (check local listings), "The Hollow Crown" series of royal dramas by William Shakespeare continues with "Henry IV, Part 1," starring Jeremy Irons ("The Borgias") in the title role of the British monarch; Tom Hiddleston playing his wayward son, Prince Hal; and "Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery as Lady Percy.
In real life, it won't be long before Hiddleston takes up the Bard live once again.
On Dec,. 6, the British actor returns to his favorite playwright as he assumes the title role of the war-themed Shakespeare tragedy "Coriolanus" at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End. The production will be filmed and broadcast as part of National Theatre Live on Jan. 30, 2014.
Although Hiddleston has had big-screen success in the U.S. playing the villain Loki in director Kenneth Branagh's ("Much Ado About Nothing," "Hamlet," "Henry V") 2011 film version of the "Thor" comic book -- »
FX’s Fargo mini-series just got more interesting, thanks to the addition of Martin Freeman. Freeman will play a “henpecked” (now that’s a word that sets off alarms) insurance salesman whose life is changed when Billy Bob Thornton‘s character comes to town.
The faboo Ana Ortiz is finally making a return to ABC, booking a guest role on Revenge as a PR specialist the Graysons (who else) hire to deal with a crisis.
A few days before its fourth season debuts, Fox has ordered a fifth season of Bob’s Burgers. So we can still hope for that episode where Bob dreams he’s a jerkface spy working for a mismanaged espionage agency.
- Lyle Masaki
"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her fourth career win, and her second for her HBO comedy, at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (Sept. 22), while "Breaking Bad" actress Anna Gunn earned her first award ever for her final season as Skylar White.
The complete winners list below:
Outstanding Actress In A Drama Connie Britton, Nashville Claire Danes, Homeland Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Kerry Washington, Scandal Robin Wright, House of Cards
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Morena Baccarin, Homeland Christina Hendricks, »
Beginning tonight, you can see Tom Hiddleston tackling Shakespearean sonnets in PBS' four-part miniseries The Hollow Crown, which assembles Richard II, Henry IV, Parts I & II, and Henry V into a single chronological narrative. But if you're a member of The Television Critics Association, you were gifted with an impromptu live performance at this summer's Press Tour when the actor continuously -- and miraculously -- recited sonnets off the top of his head to illustrate his points.
It was glorious.
Following his triumphant TCA debut, I caught up with Hiddleston where he elaborated on his Hollow Crown experience, revealed the underlying professional edict that guides all his acting choices and continued to quote Shakespeare, much to my elation.
ETonline: While you were on stage, I was struck by the passion with which you speak about this project. Would you struggle to promote a project you couldn't speak about that passionately?
Tom Hiddleston: Yes. I »
On TV this Friday: Last Man Standing gets back up, The Neighbors are back on Earth, Shark Tank gets ready for a new feast and a Dog gets back to his Blog. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
7 pm The Legend of Korra (Nick) | Korra and friends face new enemies, such as Dark Spirits, in Part 1 of a two-part civil war.
Photos | Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Scoop on Blue Bloods and 44 Other Returning Faves
- Misha Solomon
Airing on PBS’ Great Performances, The Hollow Crown is a lavish series of filmed adaptations of four of Shakespeare’s most gripping history plays – Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V – which tell the rise and fall of three kings and how their destiny shaped English history. Filmed on location in England between summer 2011 and spring 2012, Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston are supported by a phenomenal cast including Rory Kinnear, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, David Morrissey in Richard II, Simon Russell Beale, Michelle Dockery, Julie Walters and Maxine Peake in Henry IV and John Hurt, Anton Lesser and Paterson Joseph in Henry V. Collider recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Hiddleston to chat about all things Shakespeare, and I was immediately struck by how passionate the actor is on the subject and impressed by how he can recall speeches, seemingly at will. During the interview, »
- Christina Radish
Susan Lacy, creator and executive producer of PBS‘ American Masters series, has signed a multi-year deal to produce and direct documentaries for HBO. PBS said today it plans to continue the docu series Lacy created in 1986. She has produced a library of more than 190 titles in that stretch, exploring the lives and creative journeys of American writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers and actors. It just landed its latest Emmy nomination for its most recent profile Inventing David Geffen. “It’s exciting to have someone as talented as Susan Lacy bring fresh ideas to HBO,” said HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins in a release today announcing the hire. “I’ve long admired her film portraits, which have been consistently stellar over the years. We look forward to great things from her.” Lacy is longtime PBS veteran, first with key roles in Great Performances and American Playhouse, and she later left to »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
HBO dominated the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night, grabbing 20 awards, including eight for the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, the most-awarded program of the night. Other notable winners include Bob Newhart; the TV vet took home his first-ever Emmy for his guest-starring role on The Big Bang Theory.
See the complete list of winners below; an edited version of the nearly four-hour Creative Arts Emmys will air Saturday, Sept. 21, on Fxx.
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
- Katie Atkinson
If youuuu didn’t know better, you probably wouldn’t realize there’s a new maestro behind the music of Nashville‘s second season (bowing Sept. 25 at 10/9c).
And that’s just how the ABC drama’s recently promoted executive music producer Buddy Miller wants it.
Miller, a Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter, has been involved with the country-music series from its inception — he even presided over Claire Bowen and Sam Palladio’s first crack at Scarlett and Gunnar’s inaugural duet. So when music-biz legend T Bone Burnett decided to step down after the Season 1 finale, Miller had an »
- Kimberly Roots
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