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Trial & Error: Kristin Chenoweth to Replace John Lithgow in Season 2

Trial & Error: Kristin Chenoweth to Replace John Lithgow in Season 2
Kristin Chenoweth has lined up a killer new TV role: The Emmy-winning actress will star in Season 2 of the NBC comedy Trial & Error, taking over for John Lithgow, the network announced on Thursday.

Chenoweth will play eccentric heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster, who finds herself on trial for murder after her husband Edgar’s body is found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of her car. Lavinia — who owns a hairless cat named Fluffy and hasn’t left her home of Peck Gardens in years — enlists the same law firm from Season 1, led by Nicholas D’Agosto’s Josh, to mount her defense.
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A spirited defence of Geostorm

Simon Brew Feb 23, 2018

Geostorm was slammed by critics, and struggled at the box office. But one man wants to fight its corner. Again.

Geostorm, then. We’re back here. A film that finally popped up in cinemas last year, after a gestation period that could best be described as on the difficult side. The brainchild of writers Paul Guyot and Independence Day producer and writer Dean Devlin, it was quickly sneered at, dismissed, and filed as fodder to do stories along the lines of ‘Warner Bros will lose $xm on Geostorm hur hur’.

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But you know what? I really liked the film then. And I really like it now. And I wanted to have a bit of a chat about it.

Rest assured, chums, I have my flame suit on. Again. Shall we, then, begin?
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The West Wing Nailed it on Gun Control Laws a Long Time Ago

If gun control laws made sense on a fictional show like The West Wing then why in the world don’t they make sense in our government? I could be childish at this point and pick apart the reasons why a lot of society believes that gun control doesn’t work and why the 2nd Amendment should be brought into play more often but I’ll admit that I’m a bit weary of all the arguments and would rather point out the fact that the 2nd Amendment does say “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the

The West Wing Nailed it on Gun Control Laws a Long Time Ago
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Memorable Grey's Villain Joins Scandal's Final Season In Mystery Role

Memorable Grey's Villain Joins Scandal's Final Season In Mystery Role
Michael O’Neill, who on Grey’s Anatomy years ago played hospital shooter Gary Clark, is set to recur during the final stretch of Scandal‘s farewell season, TVLine has learned.

No details on whom O’Neill will be playing are being released at this time. (His Grey’s Anatomy character, a grieving widower out for vengeance, took his own life after terrorizing Seattle Grace, killing at least one and wounding several others, including Drs. Derek Shepherd, Alex Karev and Owen Hunt.)

Since that infamous spring 2010 Grey’s arc, O’Neill has had runs on series such as Rectify, NCIS,
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After BAFTAs, are four acting races at Oscars a done deal?

After BAFTAs, are four acting races at Oscars a done deal?
The BAFTA Awards gave Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney yet another chance to practice their Oscar acceptance speeches. Each member of this quartet has taken home every one of the major precursors this awards season. They started their winning ways with the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards in mid January followed by the SAG Awards at the end of last month and now the BAFTAs. No group has pulled off such a sweep since the British academy moved ahead of the Oscars in 2000.

Oldman has been the Best Actor favorite all season long for his transformation into Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” The veteran character actor has only contended at the Oscars once before, losing his 2011 Best Actor bid for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” to Jean Dujardin who headlined the Best Picture champ “The Artist.”

McDormand is riveting as a mother struggling to accept her
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The Handmaid's Tale Season 2: Bradley Whitford Joins Cast!

The Handmaid's Tale is celebrating its Emmy win by adding an Emmy winning actor to the cast of its second season.

According to Deadline, Bradley Whitford has landed a recurring role on the Hulu hit as Commander Joseph Lawrence.

The character is described as a mad genius, who knows all about the economy in Gilead.

His complicated personality will make it difficult for his newest handmaid to know what he is really thinking.

Whitford is a seasoned TV veteran who has had roles in shows such as The West Wing, Transparent and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Related: The Handmaid's Tale Season 2: Premiere Date, Teaser Unveiled

The official description for The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 reads "The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is
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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Adds Bradley Whitford in Recurring Role

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Adds Bradley Whitford in Recurring Role
Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 at Hulu, Variety has confirmed.

Whitford will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy. The character is described as gruff and intimidating with a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid.

Whitford is a film and television veteran who has won two Emmys in his career, one for “Transparent” and another for “The West Wing.” He also recently appeared in the Oscar-nominated films “Get Out” and “The Post.”

He is repped by ICM Partners and Greenlight Management.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” returns with its second season in April. Adapted from the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, the series takes place in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled
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Handmaid's Tale Adds Bradley Whitford to Play Season 2 Commander

Handmaid's Tale Adds Bradley Whitford to Play Season 2 Commander
Blessed be the fruit: After winning big at last year’s Emmys, The Handmaid’s Tale is adding another Emmy winner to its cast for Season 2.

The West Wing veteran Bradley Whitford is joining the cast of Hulu’s acclaimed dystopian drama in a recurring role, our sister site Deadline is reporting. He’ll play Commander Joseph Lawrence: a gruff, intimidating man with a sly sense of humor who’s the chief architect of Gilead’s economy. No word yet on who his handmaid will be… but we did see Elisabeth Moss’ Offred getting hauled away at the end of last season.
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I, Tonya Premiere Interviews: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Craig Gillespie & more

Author: Jon Lyus

With fortuitous timing, set deep in the Winter Olympics, the red carpet was set down in London for the UK Premiere of I, Tonya, the Oscar-nominated biographical film of American figure skater, Tonya Harding and her rivalry with fellow ice skater Nancy Kerrigan. The film was directed by Craig Gillespie from an original screenplay by Steven Rogers.

The film stars Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, and Sebastian Stan. It has been nominated for a number of Oscars including Best Actress for Robbie and Supporting Actress for The West Wing’s Allison Janney.

I, Tonya is released in UK cinemas on the 23rd of February. Scott Davis and Colin Hart were our pair on the carpet, here’s how they got on…

I, Tonya Premiere Interviews

I, Tonya Movie Synopsis

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding,
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Bradley Whitford Joins 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2

Bradley Whitford is joining The Handmaid's Tale.

The West Wing alum is joining the second season of Hulu's dystopian drama in a major recurring role. He will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy, who is described as gruff and intimidating with a disheveled mad-genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid.

The Emmy-winning series stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a handmaid who became pregnant at the end of the first season. The sophomore run will focus on her ongoing fight to free her baby from the horrors of Gilead....
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Martin Sheen, Haley Joel Osment & Pablo Schreiber Join Edward James Olmos’ ‘The Devil Has A Name’

Martin Sheen (The Departed, Apocalypse Now), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Sex Ed), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black, Den of Thieves), and Katie Aselton (Fun Mom Dinner, Father Figures) have closed out the cast of The Devil Has a Name directed by Edward James Olmos. The film also stars Olmos, David Stratharin, Alfred Molina and Kate Bosworth. Principal photography commenced last week in Los Angeles. The dark comedy is fully financed and produced by Steve McEveety, Patrick Hibler and Rob McEveety of True Navigator Pictures. Storyboard Media is handling International sales and introduced the film to buyers this week in Berlin. ICM Partners will handle domestic sales.

Written by Rob McEveety and inspired by true events, the film centers on an unhinged oil baron who gets in a bruising standoff with a stubborn farmer after the water on his farm was poisoned by her company.

Sheen plays
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Cuddles with Newborn Son Francisco in Adorable Photo

Lin-Manuel Miranda Cuddles with Newborn Son Francisco in Adorable Photo
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a man of many talents, but he can definitely add “cuddle buddy” to his résumé.

The Tony Award winner, 38, shared a sweet photo of himself snuggling with his newborn son Francisco on Twitter Tuesday. The father of two also shares 3-year-old son Sebastian with wife Vanessa Nadal. They welcomed Francisco on Feb. 2.

“‘I didn’t realize babies come with hats.’ – Toby Ziegler, The West Wing,” Miranda tweeted alongside the photo.

The composer announced the birth of his second son on Twitter with a black-and-white photo of Nadal and Francisco along with a creative caption.

“Int. Hospital Room.
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 13)

1981: General Hospital's Lesley had no shortage of admirers.

1985: Daniel confessed his love for Krystle on Dynasty.

1989: Gl's Reva and Sonni walked across a suspension bridge.

2009: The wedding of All My Children's Reese and Bianca began."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1939: Virgina Payne joined the cast of radio soap opera The
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Allison Janney movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘The Help’

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Allison Janney movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘The Help’
Allison Janney had a rocky road to success as an actress and probably had many doubts that she would ever achieve the level of success she has. That’s all behind her now with her seven Emmy wins for acting placing her in second place all-time just one trophy behind Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And now with her 2017 film “I Tonya” bringing her the biggest silver screen success of her career, let’s take a look back at her stellar work in movies.

SEEAllison Janney (‘I, Tonya’) on giving heart to a monster: ‘I hooked into her sadness’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Janney faced great challenges in her early career and has stated she was told there was no place in the acting world for a six foot tall woman unless the woman was drop dead gorgeous like Sigourney Weaver. In a business that prizes youth it is interesting to note that Janney
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Allison Janney movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Allison Janney movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Allison Janney had a rocky road to success as an actress and probably had many doubts that she would ever achieve the level of success she has. That’s all behind her now with her seven Emmy wins for acting placing her in second place all-time just one trophy behind Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And now with her 2017 film “I Tonya” bringing her the biggest silver screen success of her career, let’s take a look back at her stellar work in movies.

Janney faced great challenges in her early career and has stated she was told there was no place in the acting world for a six foot tall woman unless the woman was drop dead gorgeous like Sigourney Weaver. In a business that prizes youth it is interesting to note that Janney’s career only began on the New York stage when she was in her thirties
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Fox Pilot ‘The Passage’ Sets New Director Jason Ensler for Reshoots

Fox Pilot ‘The Passage’ Sets New Director Jason Ensler for Reshoots
Fox is moving forward with the drama pilot “The Passage,” with the project now set to undergo reshoots with a new director, Variety has learned.

The Passage” was originally picked up to pilot off-cycle at the network last year and eyed for a fall 2018 launch. According to sources, the original pilot came in below expectations at the network, with Fox wishing to reshoot significant portions. Complicating matters was the fact that Marcos Siega, the pilot’s director, would not be readily available to direct the reshoots due to other commitments.

Instead, Jason Ensler has come on board to direct the reshoots, which will take place in March in Atlanta. Fox is hoping the show will be ready for consideration at its May upfront presentation. Ensler has previously directed episodes of shows like “The West Wing,” “Chuck,” “Franklin and Bash,” and “The Newsroom.” He has also directed multiple Fox shows, including “The Exorcist” and “Lethal Weapon.”

In addition
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‘Veep,’ ‘Good Fight,’ ‘Madam Secretary’ Bosses on the Importance of Aspiration in Political Shows

‘Veep,’ ‘Good Fight,’ ‘Madam Secretary’ Bosses on the Importance of Aspiration in Political Shows
Just as the state of politics has changed in the real world recently, the state of politics on television has had to adjust as well.

“This show was aspirational,” director Thomas Schlamme said of “The West Wing” at a Television Academy panel about “Penning Pennsylvania Avenue” in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “[Creator Aaron Sorkin and I] both are patriots, and we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to do a Valentine to public service?’”

Given the current state of the world, Schlamme said, “aspirational’s not so bad right now.”

But many current shows that are set in the world of politics — including HBO’s “Veep,” CBS’ “Madam Secretary” and CBS All Access’ “The Good Fight,” which were all represented on the TV Academy panel — take different approaches.

“The show has always been, dare I say, in response to ‘The West Wing’ — going, ‘That’s not what these guys are really like! This is what
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The Good Fight Season 2 Trailer Touts Audra McDonald, Strange Bedfellows, Warns 'Death Is Everywhere'

Shakespeare’s “Kill all the lawyers!” is a theme in the Season 2 trailer for CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, which in part teases a storyline in which local litigators are being offed one by one.

RELATEDThe Good Fight to Explore Impeachment of President Trump by ‘Shameless’ Means

Front-and-center in the uncensored trailer, meanwhile, is new cast member Audra McDonald, who is reprising her Good Wife role of Liz Reddick-Lawrence — aka Adrian Boseman’s estranged ex-wife. So of course she is surreptitiously invited by others to join his firm.

Guest stars on display include Gary Cole and Jane Lynch, returning
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TVLine Items: Tim Matheson Joins Good Fight, Sabrina Gets Bff and More

TVLine Items: Tim Matheson Joins Good Fight, Sabrina Gets Bff and More
Tim Matheson has booked a recurring role in CBS All Access’ The Good Fight.

According to our sister site Variety, Matheson (The West Wing) will play a bartender that befriends Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski). He is set to appear early in the second season, which starts streaming Sunday, March 4.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Jaz Sinclair (The Vampire Diaries) has been cast opposite Kiernan Shipka in the untitled, Sabrina-centric Riverdale spinoff series, THR.com reports. Sinclair will play Rosalind Walker, Sabrina’s best friend and classmate at Baxter High School, on the Netflix drama.

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Tim Matheson to Recur on ‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 (Exclusive)

Tim Matheson to Recur on ‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 (Exclusive)
Tim Matheson has booked a recurring role on the second season of CBS All Access drama “The Good Fight,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Matheson will play a bartender who becomes friendly — both personally and professionally — with Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski). He will appear in a few episodes, starting “early in the season,” confirms the network.

Matheson most recently appeared on the big screen in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and has wrapped a role in the new movie “6 Balloons,” which is being distributed by Netflix. His television credits include “The West Wing,” “Hart of Dixie” and the upcoming fourth season of “The Affair,” in which he will also recur.

Matheson is also well-known for his role in “Animal House,” which is seeing its 40th anniversary this year.

Matheson is repped by Gersh.

The Good Fight” premiered in February 2017, airing its premiere episode on CBS to the tune of 7.2 million total live viewers. The 10-episode
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