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The Night Of Recap: And When He's Dissed... Oooh, Fire!

6 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well, that settles it. After this week’s installment of The Night Of, I’m swearing off even the most innocuous misdemeanors, like jaywalking or tossing a martini in the face of Ann Coulter.

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From the opening images (rolls of barbed wire dotted with fluttering plastic bags) right through that closing shot of Naz’s cot engulfed in flames, I felt like I’d been completely immersed in the Rikers Island expeirence along with the wide-eyed college student indicted for a murder I’m pretty sure he didn’t commit.

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Review: 'The Night Of' introduces a fan favorite from 'The Wire'

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's The Night Of coming up just as soon as I can't think of any last-minute advice... "There's a whole separate judicial system in here, and you just been judged and juried." -Freddy At this stage of the story, The Night Of has essentially become two separate, but equally important, shows: a legal drama about the cops and lawyers working on opposite sides of Naz's prosecution, and a prison drama about Naz adjusting to his new life in jail at Rikers Island. But even as John Turturro and Riz Ahmed are playing the lead in their own mini-drama, the two halves are linked by the fact that Stone — like so many other characters this week — is fighting to protect Naz. Naz is wildly unprepared for incarceration, but he appears to have a guardian angel in Freddy, a disgraced former boxing champ played by the show's latest Ghost »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Arrow Season 5 Trailer: Oliver Breaks in New Team, Shirtless Bratva Fights

23 July 2016 6:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s time to get the band back together — or, form a new one! — as Arrow opens Season 5.

As seen in the trailer for the CW series’ new run, Oliver (begrudgingly) takes Felicity’s advice to break in a new battalion of wannabe heroes, in the wake of Diggle and Thea quitting the team.

Team Arrow 3.0 (4.0?) includes that faux Canary, Evelyn Crawford; a toughie named Wild Dog; and even tech whiz Curtis (who needs some help with the salmon ladder!).

Earlier this month, Stephen Amell said, “The villain that we are introducing is a direct result of things that Oliver »

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Casting Update for Spike TV’s The Mist Series

13 July 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Joining the previously announced Alyssa Sutherland and Frances Conroy, eight additional actors have signed on to face the otherworldly horrors of The Mist, Spike TV’s upcoming 10-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella:

Press Release: New York, NY, July 13, 2016 – Further casting has been announced for Spike’s new original scripted series “The Mist,” based on the classic Stephen King novella of the same name. From TWC-Dimension Television (TV), “The Mist” goes into production later this summer and premieres on Spike in 2017.

The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear? The additional casting includes (in alphabetical order):

Gus Birney as “Alex Cunningham,” the teenage daughter of Kevin and Eve Cunningham. She’s always been the ‘good daughter, »

- Derek Anderson

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Should Star Trek Have Put Idris Elba in Monster Makeup?

13 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective. Krall, the new Star Trek villain has already done us all dirty. He's taken away Idris Elba's beautiful face. I hate prefacing this by saying I'm a heterosexual man (actually, I guess I don't hate it because I just did), but I like to fancy myself someone who knows a hot dude when I see one. Some have argued with me on this point, but you'd have to be blind not to see that Idris Elba is a god of beauty. Don't just take my word for it. I've seen every episode of The Wire five times, sometimes accompanied by women, and they have made it very clear that Idris Elba is highly sexy individual. Why cover that up? I understand that Krall is a new species (not Gorn! »

- Jon Davis

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Movie Review – Keanu (2016)

13 July 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Keanu, 2016.

Directed by Peter Atencio.

Starring Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man, Tiffany Haddish, Luis Guzman, Nia Long, Will Forte and Jason Mitchell.

Synopsis:

Two nerdy cousins pose as notorious gangsters to infiltrate the criminal underworld in order to retrieve a stolen kitten.

 

The main trio behind this film – the two leads Jordan Peele and Kegan-Michael Key, and its director Peter Atencio – mark their first big-screen collaborative effort here, a significant departure from their previous sketch-off TV outing of Key & Peele, to produce an action comedy that hinges on a silly premise. Keanu may retain the teams chemistry, but their small—screen past cannot mask some of their shortcomings.

In an explosive opening sequence, one that calls back to 90s John Woo action films, the audience witness the efficiency of two long-haired assassins known as the Allentown Boys, who decimate a Mexican drug operation. The Allentown Boys appear to »

- Matthew Lee

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Reflecting on Nollywood’s Lack of International Critical Recognition

12 July 2016 11:19 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

In the last few years a few Directors of Nigerian heritage have made waves internationally. Thomas Ikimi with his debut “Limbo” and its follow up “Legacy: Black Ops” (2010) , which scored a hot-off-“The WireIdris Elba as his lead… Continue Reading → »

- Olu Yomi Ososanya

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Masters of Sex: Actor from The Wire to Play Sammy Davis Jr on Season Four

11 July 2016 6:51 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Variety reports Andre Royo has been cast as Sammy Davis Jr., in the fourth season of the Masters of Sex TV show, premiering on Showtime, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:00pm. As previously reported, also joining Masters of Sex in season four are Alysia Reiner, Jeremy Strong, and Ashley Zukerman, as well as Niecy Nash and Betty Gilpin.According to the report, Royo's Davis meets Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), when he performs on "Playboy After Dark." Royo played Thirsty Rawlings in the second season of Empire on Fox. He previously played Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins on HBO's The Wire, from 2002 to 2008.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ Lands 1.3 Million Viewers on Premiere Night

11 July 2016 3:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO nabbed 1.3 million total viewers out of its Sunday “Night Of” premiere and two encores. Previously, it earned 1.5 million in preview sampling, which TheWrap exclusively reported. For those math-challenged, that means 2.8 million viewers have caught the debut episode thus far. Here’s how the 1.3 million broke down per linear airing: 9 o’clock p.m.: 774,000 total viewers 10:30: 317,000 total viewers Midnight: 188,000 total viewers. Also Read: 'The Night Of' Recap: No Day at 'The Beach' Read more details about the preview sampling here. “The Night Of” was created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List”) and Richard Price (“The Wire »

- Tony Maglio

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The Night Of is the TV Crime Drama We Need Right Now

11 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Drawing influences from The Wire, this HBO show boldly tackles race in the face of the criminal justice system.

After a string of disappointments and a lot of drama, HBO can finally rest easy with its promising summer murder mystery series The Night Of. Based on the BBC show Criminal Justice, The Night Of follows Nasir “Nas” Khan (Riz Ahmed), a smart young Pakistani American who finds himself at the center of a police investigation after a night on the town goes horribly wrong. The show recalls the procedural aspects of Law and Order and True Detective, but operates more like The Wire in its examination of race and the criminal justice system through the eyes of the investigators and the accused. The show’s first episode, titled “The Beach,” breaks down the events of “the night of” as Nas remembers it, and then some. In true procedural fashion, we get to play detective and guess what »

- Paola Mardo

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The Night Of Review

10 July 2016 2:58 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Eight episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

It takes a while to put your finger on why the opening episode of HBO’s The Night Of is so damnably unnerving. For most of its length, the premiere follows a fairly standard small-kid-big-city narrative, with Riz Ahmed’s nerdy college student Nasir Khan (that’s “Naz” for short) “borrowing” his father’s yellow cab to sneak out to one of the few parties he’s been lucky enough to score an invite to. Making his way through the maze of traffic lights and stumbling pedestrians, he’s surprised when a beautiful young woman (Sofia Black D’Elia) steps into the car, looking to catch a ride. The two lock eyes; from Naz’s perspective at least, it seems like there’s something there – and off they go on an unexpected escapade through New York.

At first, you wonder whether you’re simply a biased observer, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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5 Reasons to Watch HBO's Gripping New Crime Drama The Night Of

10 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After our collective curiosity was piqued by the real-life crime stories featured in HBO's The Jinx, Serial and Netflix's Making a Murderer, fans of the crime story genre, whether fact or fiction-based, need a new fix. Enter HBO's new limited series The Night Of. Based on the BAFTA-winning BBC series Criminal Justice, which was created by Peter Moffat, The Night Of revolves around a fictitious murder in New York City. It is an eight-part examination of the criminal justice system, which follows the police investigation, legal proceedings and the complex, harrowing existence on Rikers Island where the accused murderer Nasir Khan (Riz Ahmed) awaits trial. »

- Kara Warner

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5 Reasons to Watch HBO's Gripping New Crime Drama The Night Of

10 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After our collective curiosity was piqued by the real-life crime stories featured in HBO's The Jinx, Serial and Netflix's Making a Murderer, fans of the crime story genre, whether fact or fiction-based, need a new fix. Enter HBO's new limited series The Night Of. Based on the BAFTA-winning BBC series Criminal Justice, which was created by Peter Moffat, The Night Of revolves around a fictitious murder in New York City. It is an eight-part examination of the criminal justice system, which follows the police investigation, legal proceedings and the complex, harrowing existence on Rikers Island where the accused murderer Nasir Khan (Riz Ahmed) awaits trial. »

- Kara Warner

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TV Review: ‘The Night Of’

8 July 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “The Night Of” begins with an after-school special come to life: A college kid trying to get to a party sneaks out in his dad’s cab and ends up, just hours later, in jail charged with murder. A pretty girl is dead, and the kid has her literal blood on his hands.

For the entire first episode, “The Beach,” the audience watches the night slowly unfold from the perspective of Nasir Khan (Riz Ahmed) — a wide-eyed boy so seemingly innocent that he feels like a child entrusted to the viewer’s protection. Naz, as he likes to be called, is feeble with girls, sheltered by his parents, ignored by most of his classmates. It makes the sense of portent hanging over the first episode nearly unbearable. As a funny situation goes south from weird to complicated to outright bad, Naz retains that essential vulnerable sweetness, that innocence that shouts that it must be protected »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Meet ‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed, Who Just Wants To Keep Things Honest

8 July 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Night Of” didn’t happen overnight for Riz Ahmed. The actor first began work on the HBO drama four years ago, back when the late James Gandolfini first brought his passion project to network. “I started shooting this in 2012. I was a different person,” he recently told IndieWire. “I’ll never forget this experience. It’s emotional, because it was a lot of blood, sweat and tears for everyone to get to this point.”

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ Premiere Takes Bad Luck to an Artful Extreme

In “The Night Of,” adapted from a British miniseries by Richard Price and Steve Zaillian, Ahmed stars as Nas, a young man whose bad luck drags him into the criminal justice system. But right now, Ahmed — who broke out in Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler” — may be about to explode on a whole new level, as he heads into the blockbuster world »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Meet ‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed, Who Just Wants To Keep Things Honest

8 July 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Night Of” didn’t happen overnight for Riz Ahmed. The actor first began work on the HBO drama four years ago, back when the late James Gandolfini first brought his passion project to network. “I started shooting this in 2012. I was a different person,” he recently told IndieWire. “I’ll never forget this experience. It’s emotional, because it was a lot of blood, sweat and tears for everyone to get to this point.”

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ Premiere Takes Bad Luck to an Artful Extreme

In “The Night Of,” adapted from a British miniseries by Richard Price and Steve Zaillian, Ahmed stars as Nas, a young man whose bad luck drags him into the criminal justice system. But right now, Ahmed — who broke out in Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler” — may be about to explode on a whole new level, as he heads into the blockbuster world »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TVLine Items: Andre Royo Is Sammy Davis Jr., Chrisley Renewed and More

7 July 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Andre Royo better get his singing voice ready. The Wire alum will guest-star on Season 4 of Showtime’s Masters of Sex as Sammy Davis Jr.

Masters and Johnson (played by Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan) will meet Sammy after he performs on Playboy After Dark, which the late entertainer did actually appear on in the late 1960s.

RelatedMasters of Sex Taps David Walton for Major Recurring Role in Season 4

Masters of Sex is set to return on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10/9c. Variety was the first to report the news of Royo’s casting.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? »

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If ‘Game of Thrones’ Can’t Win an Emmy in 2017, What Does That Mean For HBO?

7 July 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO is facing the worst sort of weather delay — one that may keep “Game of Thrones” from competing in the 2017 Emmys race. But that might be good news for its other programming.

In an interview with the Ufc Unfiltered podcast and picked up across many outlets,  showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss admitted that production on Season 7 would begin later this year because now that “winter is here,” they’ll need to wait for actual physical winter before they begin shooting. As a result, the show’s typical April premiere date is unlikely.

Right now, the exact length of Season 7 is unconfirmed. But it’s expected that the final two seasons will likely be shorter, between 13-15 episodes total, as opposed to 20. The shortened order could mean that “Thrones” might still make it under the deadline: If an eight-episode Season 7 is able to premiere on Sunday, May 7, 2017, four episodes would »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Review: 'The Night Of' is the great drama HBO very badly needs right now

5 July 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There's his name about a minute into the opening credits of The Night Of: James Gandolfini. That Gandolfini, who died three years ago, is still listed as an executive producer on the new HBO miniseries speaks to the deal he signed way back when he was going to co-star in the project (in a role now played by John Turturro), and to his role as one of the people championing it through development. It also evokes images of a time when HBO owned the Prestige TV game outright, benevolently renting space out to would-be challengers because its position was so strong. That was a long time ago, before the rise of Netflix and all the other Peak TV players, and before HBO skidded into its current rough patch. Executives keep leaving abruptly. Recent dramas have either failed outright (the expensive, star-laden Vinyl got unrenewed last month), imploded quickly (True »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Best TV in July: 'Mr. Robot,' 'Vice Principals' and More

2 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There's no shortage of exciting options for cord-cutters in July (we’ve already rounded up the cream of the streaming crop), but those viewers holding fast to the programming beamed into their living-room sets have plenty to get excited about too. While the major networks catch their breath before launching back into their fall hits and misses, fascinating things are happening in the world of cable.

HBO has historically held fast and run uniformly excellent programming during the hotter months, and this year will be no different, with a well-pedigreed »

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