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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

23 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Year’s Winner: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: While a number of actors have won this category twice, we haven’t seen a repeat victor since Ray Walston won for “Picket Fences” in 1995 and 1996. That streak will continue at least one more year, given last year’s winner is ineligible in 2017.

Fun Fact: “The West Wing” won this category four times with four different actors: Richard Schiff (2000), Bradley Whitford (2001), John Spencer (2002), and Alan Alda (2006).

With “Game of Thrones” ineligible, this field is wide open. Only three of last year’s six nominees are eligible to earn another nomination in 2017 — Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), and Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) — meaning even if all three get back in, we’re going to see some new blood this year…

…starting with John Lithgow. The beloved Emmys presence (a five-time winner and 11-time nominee »

- Ben Travers

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James Corden On The Game He’d Like To Have President Donald Trump Play — PaleyFest

22 March 2017 10:51 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Late Late Show host James Corden was at PaleyFest with EPs Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe tonight to discuss his mission with the series in a panel moderated by The West Wing thesp Bradley Whitford. Little known outside the UK prior to his Late Late Show debut in 2015, Corden won two Emmys in 2016, quickly establishing himself as a pop culture phenomenon and late-night staple. Credit his creative and innovative segments and easy rapport with celebrity guests. While… »

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Colin Farrell Re-Teams with Yorgos Lanthimos for a New Amazon Series

22 March 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why the Greek director’s tragicomic sensibility is perfect for the subject matter.

Not to be outdone by Netflix’s upcoming string of auteur dramas, Amazon Studios just announced that director Yorgos Lanthimos will be reteaming with The Lobster star Colin Farrell for an upcoming original series. The topic? The Iran-Contra Affair. For those of you (like me) who are too young to remember, the so-called Iran-Contra Affair was a scandal that occurred during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, in which administration officials conspired to sell weapons to Iran (against whom there was an arms embargo) in order to funnel the profits to a right-wing Nicaraguan army known as the Contras (to whom Congress had forbidden funding). The initial plan was to use said profits to negotiate the release of several hostages held by Hezbollah, but then Colonel Oliver North got involved and devised a plan to use the money to also fund the Contras. Farrell »

- Jake Orthwein

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Ivanka Trump Gets Own Office In The West Wing Of The White House

21 March 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

First daughter Ivanka Trump will be given her own office in the White House as her role expands. Ivanka Trump Gets Own Office In White House Though still not officially a government official, Trump has set up shop on the second floor of the West Wing, in the office next to senior advisor Dina Powell. She is […]

  Source: uInterview

The post Ivanka Trump Gets Own Office In The West Wing Of The White House appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Martin Sheen: ‘Which living person do I most despise? Yellow Hair'

18 March 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor on Donald Trump, Apocalypse Now and saying sorry to his son

Born Ramón Estevez in Ohio, Martin Sheen, 76, began his career on the stage, earning a Tony nomination for his role in The Subject Was Roses in 1965. He went on to star in numerous films, including Apocalypse Now. In 1999, he took the role of President Bartlet in the TV series The West Wing, going on to win a Golden Globe. He is currently in the Netflix series Grace And Frankie, and stars in Anne Of Green Gables, out next week on DVD. He is married with four children.

When were you happiest?

1 May 1981 in Paris, because that’s the day I was reconverted to Catholicism.

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- Rosanna Greenstreet

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A Medium With a Message: Inside TV’s Long History of Tackling Social Issues

14 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Abortion. Alcoholism. Pedophilia. Slumlords. Assisted suicide. Civil rights. Criminal justice reform.

These are all timely topics for television drama in 2017. But they were also tackled, with gritty realism, more than a half century ago on two landmark CBS series: “The Defenders” (1961-65), starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as crusading father-and-son defense attorneys, and “East Side/West Side” (1963-64), featuring George C. Scott as a New York City social worker, with Cicely Tyson as his able secretary. Tyson’s series regular role, coupled with the fact that she appeared with her natural hair, was groundbreaking in a fraught period of civil rights struggles.

The New Frontier era ushered in by President John F. Kennedy’s election marked a moment when the networks made room for “prestige” narrative series that dealt with weighty social issues. The appetite for serious fare was stoked by the May 1961 declaration by Kennedy’s FCC chairman, Newton »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The Bachelor Finale: Who Did Nick Choose? And Did She Accept?

13 March 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This is it, lovers of love! After 10 weeks of blood, sweat and rose-scented tears, the battle for Nick Viall‘s heart reached a dramatic conclusion during Monday’s two-hour Bachelor season finale.

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Two hopeful bachelorettes remained atop the full-night event: Raven Gates, the 25-year-old fashion boutique owner from Arkansas, and Vanessa Grimaldi, the 29-year-old special education teacher from Montreal.

Despite Nick’s rocky history of looking for love on television — he was the runner-up on two separate seasons of The Bachelorette — Papa Viall was “very hopeful” that his son would “be »

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The West Wing's Richard Schiff Joins ABC Drama Pilot The Good Doctor

13 March 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Richard Schiff is trading the Oval Office for the Or.

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The Emmy-winning star of The West Wing has joined the cast of ABC’s medical drama pilot The Good Doctor as a series regular, per our sister site Deadline. Schiff will play Dr. Ira Glassman, the president of a prestigious hospital who advocates for the hiring of Dr. Shaun Murphy (Bates Motel‘s Freddie Highmore), a young doctor with Savant syndrome. Glassman has mentored Murphy from a young age, and wants him to join the hospital’s pediatric surgical unit. »

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‘The Good Doctor’: Richard Schiff Cast In ABC Medical Drama Pilot

13 March 2017 5:22 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The West Wing alum Richard Schiff is set for a key series-regular role opposite Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor, ABC's medical drama pilot from House creator David Shore and Hawaii Five-o co-star Daniel Dae Kim. Written by Shore based on a South Korean format and directed by Seth Gordon, The Good Doctor centers on Dr. Shaun Murphy (Highmore), a young surgeon with Savant syndrome who is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Schiff will… »

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Quantico Recruits Krysta Rodriguez

13 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Quantico is staging a Smash grab, casting Krysta Rodriguez as a take-charge Washington, D.C., insider, TVLine has learned.

The former Ms. Ana Vargas will play Maxine “Max” Griffin, whom the official character description calls the “intelligent, passionate and fiercely driven” founder of a professional women’s networking platform known as “The Roster.” Max’s guiding purpose: Get politics to treat women better.

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TVLine can reveal exclusively that Max also is the fianceé of Hunter Parrish’s mystery character, who’ll make his first appearance in the March 20 episode, “Lnwilt.” She’ll appear in multiple episodes. »

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American Crime Season 3: Grade the ABC Franchise's Latest Premiere

12 March 2017 7:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC introduced us to yet another American Crime on Sunday night, as the anthology drama returned with its third season. Having previously tackled such issues as rape culture, racial prejudice in the justice system and homophobia, series creator John Ridley is putting a spotlight on other timely subjects in Season 3: immigration, sex trafficking and drug addiction, among others.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Much as American Crime‘s sophomore run began with a harrowing 911 call, Sunday’s season premiere kicks off the same way — except, instead of reporting a rape, »

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The West Wing’s Leo McGarry Explains Addiction Better Than Anything on TV

11 March 2017 9:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The West Wing will always go down as one of the best written drama series in the history of television.  The Aaron Sorkin scripted show was and is still the best political drama the world has ever seen.  But it was so much more than just a show about politics and the White House.  The show touched on nearly every major issue in society but did it in a way that was real, authentic, and with a great impact.  One of the show’s central characters is Leo McGarry who was played by John Spencer, a part he won an Emmy

The West Wing’s Leo McGarry Explains Addiction Better Than Anything on TV »

- Nat Berman

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Exclusive: Gary Cole Talks Meta Experience of ‘The Good Fight’ Tackling His Shelved ‘Law & Order: Svu’ Episode

10 March 2017 9:56 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Lately, Gary Cole’s television career is a revolving game of politics.

First, the longtime actor played the hapless Vice President Bob Russell for three seasons on The West Wing. A decade after first appearing on Aaron Sorkin’s celebrated White House drama, he joined HBO’s Veep as Kent Davidson, earning his first Primetime Emmy nomination. And last year, the actor was notably enlisted to play a controversial politician on a 2016 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit inspired by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

That particular episode, which was ripped from the headlines surrounding Trump, was ultimately shelved by NBC after first being delayed until after the election and later pulled from the schedule when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. While that hour of TV is yet to air -- and likely won’t, despite creator Dick Wolf’s suggestion it might debut in the spring -- The Good Fight is addressing the controversy in a new »

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Kristin Chenoweth to Star Opposite Noah Wyle in CBS Pilot Perfect Citizen

9 March 2017 6:14 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kristin Chenoweth is heading to court — for her latest TV role.

The Hairspray Live! star has signed on to join Noah Wyle in the CBS legal drama pilot Perfect Citizen, our sister site Deadline is reporting. She’ll play Jessica, a partner at a Boston law firm that hires a former Nsa attorney and infamous whistleblower, played by ER veteran Wyle.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

There’s a Good Wife connection behind this casting: The pilot’s writer and executive producer, Craig Turk, was previously an Ep on The Good Wife, »

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Rob Lowe Talks DIYs, Kids and Failing Eighth Grade Wood Shop: ‘I Am the Single Worst Crafter’

9 March 2017 8:29 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rob Lowe might seem like the total package — handsome, charming, loyal — but he has one shortcoming he’s not ashamed to admit.

“I am the single worst crafter,” the actor, 52, tells People. “In eighth grade wood shop, I failed. Not the project — the class.”

Growing up, Lowe’s two sons, Matthew, 23, and John Owen, 21, often approached their dad for help with their art projects. And although he had the best intentions, the star of the upcoming Super Troopers 2 often had to seek some extra help to ensure his sons didn’t suffer his same wood shop fate.

“I once »

- Megan Stein

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Why ‘The Americans’ Will Stand With ‘The Wire’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ As One Of The Best TV Dramas Ever

7 March 2017 9:31 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Though we’re probably twenty years into the revolution of TV drama, the generally accepted canon is still a relatively thin one. Most critics would agree on a handful of shows — “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Six Feet Under,” “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” “Deadwood.” Some with longer memories would suggest something like “Homicide: Life On The Streets,” those able to forgive patchy seasons or disappointing conclusions could fly the flag for “Lost,” “The West Wing,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” or “Battlestar Galactica,” and there’s probably a second tier of shows with a small but passionate following, shows like “The Shield” or “Justified.”

It’s hard to say which of the shows currently airing will take their place in the canon once they wrap up.

Continue reading Why ‘The Americans’ Will Stand With ‘The Wire’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ As One Of The Best TV Dramas Ever at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches John Wells Division With Endowment

3 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Wells, best known for executive producing “The West Wing,” “ER” and “Shameless,” has endowed USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a significant gift to name its Division of Writing for Screen & Television.

The division will be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. The gift was announced by the school’s dean, Elizabeth Daley. Wells is a 1982 graduate of the school’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

The dedication of the school took place Thursday and featured a conversation between Wells and “The West Wing” star Bradley Whitford. The division’s curriculum covers feature-length screenplays and television episodes in comedy and drama, web series and scripts for games and immersive media.

Wells is currently executive producer on the TNT drama series “Animal Kingdom” and on Showtime’s “Shameless.” He was executive producer on “Southland,” “Mildred Pierce” and “China Beach.” He’s also directed “Love and Mercy, »

- Dave McNary

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches John Wells Division With Endowment

3 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Wells, best known for executive producing “The West Wing,” “ER” and “Shameless,” has endowed USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a significant gift to name its Division of Writing for Screen & Television.

The division will be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. The gift was announced by the school’s dean, Elizabeth Daley. Wells is a 1982 graduate of the school’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

The dedication of the school took place Thursday and featured a conversation between Wells and “The West Wing” star Bradley Whitford. The division’s curriculum covers feature-length screenplays and television episodes in comedy and drama, web series and scripts for games and immersive media.

Wells is currently executive producer on the TNT drama series “Animal Kingdom” and on Showtime’s “Shameless.” He was executive producer on “Southland,” “Mildred Pierce” and “China Beach.” He’s also directed “Love and Mercy,” “August: Osage County »

- Dave McNary

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John Wells Endows USC School Of Cinematic Arts’ Writing Division

3 March 2017 10:47 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

John Wells, the writer, director & producer behind such TV classics as ER, The West Wing and Shameless, has endowed a “significant gift” to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Division of Writing for Screen & Television. Reflecting the gift, the division will now be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. Wells is a USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus. “I’ve been very fortunate in my career, a career that would not have been possible without the… »

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John Wells Endows USC School Of Cinematic Arts’ Writing Division

3 March 2017 10:47 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

John Wells, the writer, director & producer behind such TV classics as ER, The West Wing and Shameless, has endowed a “significant gift” to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Division of Writing for Screen & Television. Reflecting the gift, the division will now be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. Wells is a USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus. “I’ve been very fortunate in my career, a career that would not have been possible without the… »

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