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Heather Locklear, Y&R's Kelly Sullivan Cast in Tyler Perry's New TLC Drama

26 June 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Move over, Mellie — Heather Locklear will guest-star as a sly D.C. wife in TLC’s first scripted series Too Close to Home. In addition, Kelly Sullivan — currently haunting The Young and the Restless as Sage (R.I.P.) — has landed one of the leads, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

The eight-episode drama — written, directed and produced by the indefatigable Tyler Perry — focuses on Heroes alum Danielle Savre’s Anna, a blue-collar Alabaman forced to return to her roots after starting over in the nation’s capital… »

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HIV Positive Characters Still Absent on TV as Infection Rates Rise

24 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A straight African-American woman finds out she’s contracted HIV from her ex-husband and has to navigate how it affects her personally as well as professionally, since she works as a physician’s assistant in a busy county hospital.

You won’t find this story on television today, but it was a prominent, ongoing storyline twenty years ago on the number one series on television during the 1996-97 season: NBC’s “ER.”

While characters with HIV and AIDS were becoming more common on television in the mid ’90s as the issue gained prominence on a global level, the story of Jeanie Boulet (played by Gloria Reuben) was particularly groundbreaking because she was not only a regular on a network television show, but a straight, minority woman and, most importantly, her character contracting HIV was not a death sentence, allowing audiences to learn from her story.

Earlier this week at The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (Etaf) offices in »

- Jim Halterman

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The 20 Best TV Dramas of the Last 20 Years

16 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like it or not, TV dramas often set the standard for how television eras are remembered. Be it awards attention or Top 10 lists, dramas are looked to as a guide post for where we are, where we’re headed and what’s worth revisiting from the past. Series like “The Americans” and “Mad Men” look back to break down where we are now, while iconic moments in time are captured in series “of the now” like “The Wire” and “The O.C.” Eras matter, in your life and in all our lives, and these 20 series, all premiering in the last 20 years, have defined the past two decades in every aspect imaginable.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)

Joss Whedon may have traded the supernatural for superheroes in recent years, but his first series remains his crowning achievement as King of the Nerds. “Buffy” was strong as a whole, with a well-rounded cast, top-notch writing, and a healthy dose of classic Whedon humor, but it’s in examining the series’ most famous episodes that the true genius shines through. Three “Buffy” episodes are widely regarded as some of the best in TV history: the eerily silent “Hush,” featuring only 14 minutes of dialogue and the scariest villains in the entire show; the genuinely catchy musical numbers of “Once More With Feeling,” which combined Buffy’s existential crisis with a musical-inducing demon; and “The Body,” a study in overwhelming grief as Buffy and her friends deal with the death of her mother. While “Buffy” may not be as critically acclaimed as other shows on this list, it redefined the supernatural genre, paving the way for countless other shows — none of which have lived up to to the original vampiric cult favorite. – Kate Halliwell

“Oz” (1997-2003)

Given how much attention is given to early HBO dramas “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” it’s almost criminal just how overlooked “Oz” has become. Critics adore it, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any “Game Of Thrones” or “Breaking Bad” fans who have seen a single episode. Ironically, “Oz” paved the way for nearly every Golden Age TV drama in its path. So much of what we’ve come to expect from TV drama — antiheroes, brutal violence, moral ambiguities, the fearless disposal of main characters — was born at the Oswald State Correctional Facility, where racial, sexual, and economic conflicts within the prison system gave way to some of the most complex characters TV has ever seen. Each episode, co-written by creator Tom Fontana, dynamically weaves a single theme through both the present storyline and flashbacks revealing inmates’ unspeakable crimes, all narrated by Harold Perrineau Jr.’s Augustus Hill with a lyrical slam pulse. “Orange Is The New Black” has used this format in recent years to create its own memorable world, but it could only dream of hitting as viscerally as “Oz.” At times brutally grounded and surreally poetic, the show uses its fictional environment as a microcosm for our society at large, showing how the divides and conflicts manifested in prison first start in the neighborhoods we live in. “Oz” has a burdensome power that you have to reckon with. – Zack Shark

Queer as Folk” (UK) (1999-2000)

With this intimate look at gay life in Manchester, England, creator Russell T. Davies brought joy, wit and pathos to the stories of Stuart (Aiden Gillen), Vince (Craig Kelly) and Nathan (Charlie Hunnam) as they struggled to find love in the city’s vibrant club scene. Balancing “Doctor Who” references with surprisingly explicit love scenes (yeah, look at that cast list again — some of the show’s hottest sex features “Game of Thrones'” Littlefinger and baby Jax Teller from “Sons of Anarchy), the original “Queer as Folk” was groundbreaking for British television and even game-changing for the U.S., when Showtime created an American adaptation that ran from 2000-2005. While short-lived in comparison to the remake, the original version remains singular and iconic. – Liz Shannon Miller

The West Wing” (1999-2006)

Here’s the pitch: A young, close knit group of Presidential staffers fight the good fight, with episodes centering around wonky debates over sexy topics like the census, foreign aid, and nuclear energy. Hard to believe, but it was a formula that that led Aaron Sorkin’s NBC drama to capture an audience of over 20 million weekly viewers and four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series. Mixing the hard realities of modern politics and Sorkin’s romantic belief that a dedicated group of passionate people can bring about positive change, the show was equal parts entertaining and educational. Predictably, the show teetered after its fourth season, when Sorkin and his playful dialogue moved on, but under the leadership of showrunner John Wells the “West Wing” successfully reinvented itself with longer, more sober story arcs centered around characters’ existential/career crises and an oddly prescient election to replace President Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen), which predicted so many real-life political stories, including the 2008 match-up between Senators Obama and McCain. – Chris O’Falt

Read More: ‘The West Wing’ Reunion: Aaron Sorkin and Cast Remember How the Internet Saved the Series

The Sopranos” (1999-2007)

The greatness of “The Sopranos” cannot be overstated. Its lavish praise will never be hyperbolic. HBO, for all its excellent offerings, will never do anything better. David Chase’s six-season mob drama is equal parts American opus and Shakespearean drama, one that encompasses the grand spectrum of human emotion and experience (especially as it applies to strip club-loving tough guys) through the tight lens of what could be a slightly alienating focus. Mobsters have long entertained American audiences, but to distill the crime drama down to a series that is just as concerned with domestic troubles as it is with Mafia-related violence is bold indeed. Or, in other words: It’s just really, really good (and super entertaining). “The Sopranos” never shied away from its roots as a show about the mob, but it also fully embraced the kind suburban ennui that made Tony Soprano — a larger than life character — feel oddly relatable and often even kind of lovable. While Chase’s series is hardly in danger of being forgotten or maligned, its divisive final shot is often the subject of close reads that forget to acknowledge the kind of subtlety and power that ran through the entire series. It’s not just Tony’s last meal (maybe) that deserves a deep dive. It’s the entire series. – Kate Erbland

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- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller, Kate Erbland, Michael Schneider, Zack Sharf, Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Russell Goldman and Kate Halliwell

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The 20 Best TV Dramas of the Last 20 Years

16 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Like it or not, TV dramas often set the standard for how television eras are remembered. Be it awards attention or Top 10 lists, dramas are looked to as a guide post for where we are, where we’re headed and what’s worth revisiting from the past. Series like “The Americans” and “Mad Men” look back to break down where we are now, while iconic moments in time are captured in series “of the now” like “The Wire” and “The O.C.” Eras matter, in your life and in all our lives, and these 20 series, all premiering in the last 20 years, have defined the past two decades in every aspect imaginable.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)

Joss Whedon may have traded the supernatural for superheroes in recent years, but his first series remains his crowning achievement as King of the Nerds. “Buffy” was strong as a whole, with a well-rounded cast, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller, Kate Erbland, Michael Schneider, Zack Sharf, Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Russell Goldman and Kate Halliwell

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TVLine Items: CBS Eyes Patty Hearst Series, Knight Exits Y&R and More

10 June 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One true-crime project just isn’t enough for CBS.

The Eye network is developing a limited series about the 1974 abduction of Patty Hearst by terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army, written by Jonathan Tolins (Grease Live!, Queer as Folk), our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedFrank Spotnitz Thriller Ransom Starring Luke Roberts Ordered at CBS

As reported in April, CBS is also working on a true-crime anthology series, the first season of which will focus on the murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey.

Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, did a wink-wink cameo to her kidnapping during Season 3 of Veronica Mars. »

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Russell T Davies: ‘It sounds like a sex version of Midsummer Night's Dream. And it's not’

27 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

No wonder the Doctor Who and Queer As Folk writer is cheerful – he’s rewritten Shakespeare, he’s got more money than he can spend, and he’s just got married. Just don’t get him on to the Daily Mail’s view of his primetime lesbian kiss...

Russell T Davies is a joy to interview, and a nightmare to write up. On the page his words risk losing most of their meaning, for it is in their rollocking, 100mph delivery that they come to life. Readers should therefore try to imagine hearing them in a rich, booming Welsh voice that dances from baritone to camp, heavy with Mancunian humour and ironic self-deprecation, and leavened with an irrepressible sense of the absurd. Sentences are punctuated with great convulsions of laughter, and every time all 6ft 6in of him erupts into another gale of giggles it feels as if the whole »

- Decca Aitkenhead

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Ninth Annual QFest St. Louis – Lgbtq Film Festival Begins Friday at The Hi-Pointe Backlot

19 April 2016 8:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Come get your Q on starting this Friday! The Ninth Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, runs April 24-28 at the Hi-Pointe Backlot Theatre. The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of 28 films – 13 features (seven narratives and six documentaries) and 15 short subjects. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of Lgbtq people and to celebrate queer culture.

The 2016 QFest St. Louis begins on Sunday, April 24, and runs through Thursday, April 28. Tickets are on sale now for all shows. Cost is $12 each or $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current IDs. All screenings will be held at the Hi-Pointe Backlot Theatre, located at 1002 Hi Pointe Place, directly behind the Hi-Pointe Theatre. Advance sales »

- Tom Stockman

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Win Haven Season 5 – Volume 2: The Final Episodes On DVD

31 March 2016 4:38 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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To celebrate the release of Haven Season 5 – Volume 2: The Final Episodes, available on DVD from 4th April 2016, we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD courtesy of Entertainment One.

The town of Haven has been cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious fog – and hometown heroes Audrey (Emily Rose -‘ER’, ‘Graceland’), Nathan (Lucas BryantThe Vow, ‘Queer as Folk’) and Duke (Eric BalfourSkyline, ‘24’) are faced with challenges unlike any they’ve experienced before. As events in Haven sprints towards a cataclysmic showdown, tensions rise, allegiances shift and – in a harrowing closing chapter – the mystery of “Croatoan” is finally revealed.

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- Laura Holmes

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Ninth Annual Qfest St. Louis – Lgbtq Film Festival Runs April 24-28th at The Hi-Pointe Backlot

29 March 2016 7:19 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It’s almost time to get your Q on, St. Louis!! The Ninth Annual QFest St. Louis, presented byCinema St. Louis, runs April 24-28th at The Hi-Pointe Backlot (1002 Hi Pointe Place)

The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of  films from filmmakers that represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the Lgbtq community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle.

All screenings at the Hi-Pointe Backlot, 1002 Hi Pointe Place, St. Louis, Mo 63117. Individual tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current photo IDs.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Hi-Pointe Backlot box office or website. For more info, visit the Cinema St. Louis site Here

http://www.cinemastlouis. »

- Tom Stockman

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Interview: Cthulhu Crush Productions’ Steve Parker

12 January 2016 9:29 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Steve Parker is one half of Cthulhu Crush Productions, a Us based production company that are pushing out some very unique (and some might say controversial) films. Their latest is The Dark Place, a Jody Wheeler-directed thriller that encompasses all the usual thriller elements – though the lead is a gay man. Later down the line, the company has Wtf! Coming out – a traditional ‘Cabin in the Woods’ type thriller. In this interview Parker gives us the lowdown on both films…

Steve, you have so many projects going on.  Are these funnelled out through your own production company?

Yes, generally.  Cthulhu Crush Productions is the hub for all of the work Jody and I do, separately or together.

Why did you begin producing?

Projects don’t start themselves.  And producing was how to create the projects I wanted to work on.  My primary love is editing, but I also have a software engineering job. »

- Phil Wheat

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