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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories

‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories
After “Who drew the dicks?” became one of the most intriguing TV mysteries of the fall, “American Vandal” is ready to ask a totally different question in Season 2.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Hollywood on Sunday night, series co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault and showrunner Dan Lagana reflected on the success of the show’s first season and dropped some hints about Season 2.

Read More:‘American Vandal’ Review: This Pitch-Perfect True Crime Satire is One of the Best Things Netflix Has Ever Done

In true mystery series fashion, they didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the show’s second season, but they did confirm some extra details related to the most recent teaser.

Yacenda, Perrault, and Lagana explained that the second season of the show would still involve high-school documentarians Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck), but that the rest
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21 Shows You Can Binge Watch Over the Thanksgiving Holiday (Photos)

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21 Shows You Can Binge Watch Over the Thanksgiving Holiday (Photos)
Before the tryptophan from the turkey kicks in, check out TheWrap’s list of shows you can binge in four days over your Turkey Day weekend. “Stranger Things” Season 1 If you missed the “Stranger Things” bandwagon last year, we’ll gladly let you hop on board. Season 1 is only eight episodes, and the cliffhanger episode endings will have you hitting “play next” every time. Available on Netflix. “Freaks and GeeksJudd Apatow’s cult classic series is only one season long, so you can probably fit it in somewhere between Black Friday shopping and leftover turkey sandwiches. It’ll take you back to Thanksgiving breaks.
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James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure

James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure
James Franco is almost over the hill. On a recent Los Angeles afternoon, as he climbs up a steep path on a hike to Griffith Observatory, he starts ruminating about his life. “I realize, ‘James, you’re 40,’” says the actor, who is actually 39. “I have achieved all the things that I dreamed when I was younger. And realizing, ‘Oh, those things are not going to fill the hole.’” As he approaches this milestone, he says he’s not afraid to slow down and focus, after bouncing from one project to the next for most of his life: “Do fewer things, and do things that you really love, and give them the attention they deserve.”

For Franco, a constant state of frenzy has been a shield, to protect him from failure. “It was a defense mechanism,” he says. “If I do a lot of things and one of them comes out and people don’t like it, I’m
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Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’

Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’
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’s the best modern show set in the ’80s? (To qualify, the show must have aired sometime 2000-present.)

Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall), Uproxx

Recency bias would suggest “Halt and Catch Fire,” even though its strongest season, this last one, took place in the 1990s, or “Stranger Things,” which is an extremely fun show but not an all-timer. That leaves two clear-cut favorites: “Freaks and Geeks,” Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s ode to high school outcasts; and FX’s Cold War spy thriller “The Americans.” The former is one of the great one-season wonders, one of the best shows ever made about teenagers, and — between Feig,
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Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’

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Critics Pick the Best Modern Shows Set in the ’80s, From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘The Americans’
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’s the best modern show set in the ’80s? (To qualify, the show must have aired sometime 2000-present.)

Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall), Uproxx

Recency bias would suggest “Halt and Catch Fire,” even though its strongest season, this last one, took place in the 1990s, or “Stranger Things,” which is an extremely fun show but not an all-timer. That leaves two clear-cut favorites: “Freaks and Geeks,” Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s ode to high school outcasts; and FX’s Cold War spy thriller “The Americans.” The former is one of the great one-season wonders, one of the best shows ever made about teenagers, and — between Feig,
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Paul Feig to produce and direct Girls Code for Freeform

Variety is reporting that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters) has signed on to produce and direct Girls Code, a new comedy series from creator Kim Rosenstock (New Girl) which revolves around female tech entrepreneurs.

The half hour comedy is described as “a half-hour women-in-the workplace comedy about an antisocial tech CEO and an outspoken feminist non-profit warrior who must put aside their issues with each other in order to mastermind a groundbreaking, all-women tech incubator.”

Feig has plenty of experience on the small screen, having created the cult series Freaks and Geeks, as well as helming episodes of 30 Rock, The Office, Arrested Development and Weeds.
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Seth Rogen On James Franco: He ‘Helped Me Be Happier With My Work’

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Seth Rogen On James Franco: He ‘Helped Me Be Happier With My Work’
James Franco is one of the six names in entertainment being celebrated at the inaugural IndieWire Honors on Nov. 2. His vision as a filmmaker and actor is showcased in “The Disaster Artist” as well as HBO’s “The Deuce,” and he’s receiving the Vanguard Award for film. Seth Rogen, who produced “The Disaster Artist” and has been friends with Franco for years, shares his thoughts here on collaborating with his actor friend:

So, before I start this story, I just wanna say that, first, I get that it kind of has an element of me, like, explaining that I thought of a funny joke. So I get that. I’m not, like, oblivious to that. But it’s mostly a story about how great Franco is and what he taught me and all that, so just hang tight.

We were filming “Pineapple Express” in 2007. I had first met James
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James Franco Explains Why He Couldn’t Stop Working, Slowed Down, and Got Better As a Result

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James Franco Explains Why He Couldn’t Stop Working, Slowed Down, and Got Better As a Result
James Franco is one of the six names in entertainment being celebrated at the inaugural IndieWire Honors on Nov. 2. Franco is recognized here for his transformative portrayal of the star and director of “The Room” in A24’s upcoming “The Disaster Artist” (In theaters nationwide December 8), which Franco also produced and directed. He will receive the IndieWire’s Vanguard Award (Film).

For a few years, James Franco was everywhere: Hosting the Oscars. Getting college degrees. Teaching college courses. Directing movies. Acting in movies. Writing about movies. Making art. Writing novels. Starting a band. Every now and then, he would penetrate the mainstream, with commercial releases like “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Interview.” By and large, however, the affable face from “Freaks and Geeks,” Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” movies, and “127 Hrs” had grown so ubiquitous it had become difficult to discern the big picture.

Now, he’s
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Busy Philipps’ Daughter Birdie Decides to Dress Up as Her Mom for Halloween – and the Result Is Hilarious

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Busy Philipps’ Daughter Birdie Decides to Dress Up as Her Mom for Halloween – and the Result Is Hilarious
Like mother, like daughter!

On Friday, Busy Philipps shared an adorable photo of the person her 9-year-old daughter Birdie decided to be for Halloween this year: her mom.

“I am dead,” the Freaks and Geeks actress wrote alongside a picture of her daughter wearing a whimsical boho dress, her mom’s red dangly earrings, reflective sunglasses and carrying two accessories her mother often has with her at all times: her chill pill iPhone case and a cup of iced coffee.

“And how funny is Birdie’s costume,” Philipps, 38, said on her Instagram Story, adding that her daughter asked Philipps to
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New Emmy Winner Ann Dowd Embraces Her (Late) Rise to Fame

At the age of 61, Ann Dowd’s career is taking off.

If you don’t know the newly minted Emmy winner’s name yet, you almost certainly know her face. Over nearly three decades, the actress now best known for her turn as the draconian Aunt Lydia on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (for which she took home the gold) was the quintessential working actress. Her performances in such films and TV shows as Philadelphia, Freaks and Geeks, Garden State, and four different iterations of Law & Order (a franchise in which the actress played a total of nine characters) were never less...
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James Franco Claims He's Suffering from a Midlife Crisis

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James Franco Claims He's Suffering from a Midlife Crisis
James Franco has been out doing press for The Disaster Artist and he recently revealed that he has been going through a midlife crisis as he approaches the age of 40. Franco is a famous workaholic who keeps busy acting, producing, directing, and writing, as well as being a photographer and a film professor at New York University. The actor has made a conscious decision to cut back on work and has started to reprioritize what he's doing with his life. James Franco recently finished The Disaster Artist and can be seen on the new hit HBO series, The Deuce.

While speaking to The Evening Standard, James Franco admitted that he is cutting back on acting to deal with his midlife crisis. The Academy Award nominated actor, who will be 40 next year, said he had gone through a lot of phases of a crisis that had made him reflect on "what was meaningful" in his life.
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Busy Philipps Says Her Children Make Her ‘Cry on a Daily Basis’: ‘All the Tears, All the Time’

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Busy Philipps Says Her Children Make Her ‘Cry on a Daily Basis’: ‘All the Tears, All the Time’
Busy Philipps is known for bringing the laughs on everything from her television appearances to her Instagram Stories.

But the Cougar Town alum and mother of two experiences her share of tears, too, when it comes to her daughters: Cricket Pearl, 4, and Birdie Leigh, 9.

“My children make me cry on a daily basis about everything,” Philipps, 38, says with a laugh in an interview for People’s Celeb Parents Get Real. “Tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of sadness — all the tears, all the time.”

“Sometimes I’ll cry because they’re so cute or they’re being so sweet,
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You

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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning and Britney Spears in Crossroads.
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Michelle Williams Let Her Best Friend Busy Philipps Drunk-Dye Her Hair Pink

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Michelle Williams Let Her Best Friend Busy Philipps Drunk-Dye Her Hair Pink
Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams are one of the most tight-knit duos in Hollywood, and they took their Bff fun to Paris Fashion Week, where they took a break from all the runway glamour and A-list parties to pop open a bottle of white wine and do what best friends do best: dye each other’s hair.

All the fun went down Wednesday on Philipps’ Instagram story, when the Freaks and Geeks actress lost her hairbrush and needed something fun to do with her friend as a distraction.

“We’re gonna dye her hair pink. What do you think? Is this a good idea?
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Judd Apatow on Donald Trump: ‘I Think It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse’

Judd Apatow on Donald Trump: ‘I Think It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse’
Hollywood comedy heavyweight Judd Apatow did not mince words Wednesday at an industry gathering when asked about President Donald Trump and whether there’s a silver lining to his presidency.

“I think we’ve revealed how horrible people can be,” Apatow, who has consistently criticized Trump, said at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills. “And I think through social media, we’ve energized the worst of a lot of people’s instincts. So I think it’s more of a Pandora’s Box that’s going to get worse and worse.”

The comments were delivered during a panel titled “The 1990s: America’s Groundhog Decade” with Apatow and Dee Dee Myers, executive vice president at Warner Bros. and the White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton’s administration. The panel was moderated by Vanity Fair’s David Friend, editor of creative development.

Apatow has directed “Trainwreck,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,
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'Big Mouth': TV Review

"Everything is embarrassing": It’s no longer just a mantra liberals repeat to themselves while watching the latest news about the White House. That unrelenting sense of discomfort and shame fuels Big Mouth, Netflix's adult cartoon about that early phase of puberty when it feels like time only exists so that each new minute can present its own opportunity to make you feel bad, confused or both. Sweet, progressive and breathtakingly filthy, the latest collaboration between comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney recalls the emotionally grounded squirminess of the boys of Freaks and Geeks and the sex-positive yet debasement-obsessed endocrinological chaos of, well, nothing I've ever seen.

When I went...
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Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series

Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series
On Sept. 27, 1992, The Ben Stiller Show premiered on Fox, showcasing the titular star’s now well-known talent for emulating celebrities and crafting original characters. The sketch comedy series was abruptly canceled before its first season finished airing, but almost a year after it debuted, the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.

“We had no idea,” Stiller told Et backstage at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards. Apparently, none of the show’s writers had attended the ceremony with the notion they might beat out comedy institutions such as Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman. At some point leading up to the night, Stiller thought maybe he should put together a few words, just in case. “And then at the last minute, I thought, You know, I'm not gonna prepare a speech, because I'll feel like such a jerk when I don't win.”

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A Freaks And Geeks documentary is coming to A&E next year

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In the 17 years since it ended, Freaks And Geeks has inspired the kind of passionate following that might have been lovingly sent up on the show—that is, if there were more dice involved. Fans regularly stream the full series on Netflix, and there are any number of features on its short-lived greatness (some of which…

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‘Freaks and Geeks’ Documentary is Coming to A&E TV in 2018

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‘Freaks and Geeks’ Documentary is Coming to A&E TV in 2018
In the always-evolving world of the internet, two things still seem like unshakable certainties. One is the classic Rule 34, which says, “If it exists, there is porn of it.” And the second is that if you ever come across a list of TV shows that were cancelled too soon, Paul Feig and Judd Apatow‘s short-lived 1999 comedy series […]

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