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Meet Connie Britton's New TV Spawn

15 August 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Connie Britton’s got a new TV kid. May we introduce you? 

Austin Abrams (The Walking Dead) will recur on Showtime’s Smilf as Casey, the son of Connie Britton’s Ally, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedSmilf, Co-Starring Rosie O’Donnell, Ordered to Series at Showtime

Written, directed, produced by and starring Frankie Shaw (Good Girls Revolt) — and based on Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name – Smilf is a comedic look at Bridgette, a single twentysomething from South Boston whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, »

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Surprise NBC Hit Taken Comes to Disc in Sept.

13 August 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) delivers an action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster Taken franchise. Clive Standen (Vikings) stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the Taken films.

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- ComicMix Staff

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What We’ve Learned about ‘The L Word’ Reboot So Far

11 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It seems likely that the creators of want to just forget the last season and move forward with a reboot. Thus far a lot of fans echo that sentiment and would like to see a much more well-planned out season to come that would possibly tackle the issues they want to see in a more efficient and professional fashion. The reboot is still on, but at the moment the creators are searching for the perfect showrunner that could be the link to creating a much more successful reboot so that audiences could hopefully let the last season just slide. There

What We’ve Learned about ‘The L Word’ Reboot So Far »

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Lena Waithe Talks Her Emmy Nod, Coming Out Stories, and #FirstTimeISawMe

10 August 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Lena Waithe in “Master of None”: K.C. Bailey/Netflix

Master of None’s” Season 2 episode “Thanksgiving” traces the years-long coming out story of Denise, played by Lena Waithe. But Waithe, who wrote the episode with series co-creator and star Aziz Ansari, didn’t realize the significance of the episode until it hit Netflix. “I have never seen a black female character come out on television,” she said in a conversation with IndieWire. “I haven’t. If somebody else has, please call me. Tell me where I can go find it. I didn’t realize how revolutionary it was. I really didn’t.”

But viewers did realize — and so did the Academy. “A lot of gay people, people of color, and the queer community really responded to [‘Thanksgiving’],” Waithe said, describing how they reached out to her on Twitter. And the actress received an Emmy nomination for comedy writing — the first black woman to ever do so.

“There are times you’re going about your business of being an artist, and you don’t realize that what you’re doing hasn’t been done before,” Waithe said. “So I cannot be prouder of the fact that we did do it. We just wanted to tell this unique, cool story that we hadn’t seen before, and in doing that it liberated a lot of people, as certain people saw themselves [in Denise’s story].”

The conversation then turned to Twitter’s #FirstTimeISawMe campaign, which sees people of color, members of the Lgbtq community, people living with disabilities, and many more sharing the first time they encountered a character that reminded them of themselves. Waithe’s Denise serves as the #FirstTimeISawMe subject for plenty of tweets.

“It touches my heart,” Waithe gushed before sharing her own #FirstTimeISawMe story. “The first time I saw me, I saw this girl Tasha [played by Rose Rollins] on ‘The L Word.’ It was the first black female character on that show. That was a big deal for me because I was like a budding lesbian living in Chicago, not seeing myself at all on television.”

Waithe continued, “I know I am a very unique sort of lesbian. I am sort of in the middle. I am not all feminine. I’m not all masculine. I am somewhere in the middle, and I think there is a large community of women like that.”

Before getting her breakthrough role on “Master of None,” Waithe wrote for series like “Bones” and “Hello Cupid,” served as “Love & Basketball” director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s assistant, and produced indie film “Dear White People.” Her next projects include the hourlong Showtime drama “The Chi,” following six interconnected characters living in the South Side of Chicago, and an untitled TV movie to be helmed by Clark Johnson (“Homeland,” “The Wire”).

Lena Waithe Talks Her Emmy Nod, Coming Out Stories, and #FirstTimeISawMe was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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‘Master of None’: Lena Waithe on How Her Revolutionary Episode Represents Lesbians on TV

9 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lena Waithe wrote her Emmy-nominated episode of “Master of None” while shooting Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film “Ready Player One.”

Maybe.

“I wrote it in London,” Waithe said in an interview with IndieWire. “My schedule was a little tight in Season 2. I was filming a movie in London.”

“Was that movie ‘Ready Player One’?” IndieWire said.

“Possibly, yes,” Waithe said, laughing. “You possibly could [say that].”

“Thanksgiving,” the time-jumping eighth episode of “Master of NoneSeason 2, tracks Denise’s (Waithe) relationship with her mother over multiple years. Each part takes place during a different Thanksgiving, as Denise discovers her sexuality and slowly reveals it to her mom (Angela Basset), aunt, and grandmother.

Read More:‘Master of None’: The 7 Best Scenes From Aziz Ansari’s Magnificent Second Season

Waithe said the story was “very personal” to her — “it’s obviously a very real version of my own coming out experience” — but writing »

- Ben Travers

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‘The L Word’ Creator Ilene Chaiken Talks Potential Sequel Series At Showtime

8 August 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Showtime is currently developing a sequel to its influential 2004 drama series The L Word, which revolved around a group of lesbians in West Hollywood and their friends, families and lovers. It is being done with three original cast members — Jennifer Beals, who played Bette, Kate Moennig (Shane) and Leisha Hailey (Alice) — returning to executive produce and reprise their roles. But series creator Ilene Chaiken, while getting an executive producer credit on the potential… »

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‘The L Word’ Reboot May Ignore The Final Season, As The Search for a Showrunner Grows Close to Ending

8 August 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When it comes to the reboot in development, “The L Word” creator Ilene Chaiken says they’re “very close” to finding a new showrunner to lead the show’s return — and that they “may forget” that the controversial final season of the show “ever happened.”

Read More:‘The L Word’: Why A Sequel to the Beloved Lesbian Drama Would Be a Win-Win For Showtime

According to the “Empire” executive producer, speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, the new showrunner will represent “a new voice” for the series, reflective of a younger generation. “One of the kids, somebody who knows what’s going on in that world,” Chaiken said. “I’m passing the baton.”

That person will be a member of the Lgbtq community — this was something Chaiken said was “essential.”

Chaiken confirmed that the new series was well in the works before the recent EW cast reunion, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The L Word’ Reboot May Ignore The Final Season, As The Search for a Showrunner Grows Close to Ending

8 August 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When it comes to the reboot in development, “The L Word” creator Ilene Chaiken says they’re “very close” to finding a new showrunner to lead the show’s return — and that they “may forget” that the controversial final season of the show “ever happened.”

Read More:‘The L Word’: Why A Sequel to the Beloved Lesbian Drama Would Be a Win-Win For Showtime

According to the “Empire” executive producer, speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, the new showrunner will represent “a new voice” for the series, reflective of a younger generation. “One of the kids, somebody who knows what’s going on in that world,” Chaiken said. “I’m passing the baton.”

That person will be a member of the LGBTQ community — this was something Chaiken said was “essential.”

Chaiken confirmed that the new series was well in the works before the recent EW cast reunion, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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’24’ Could Return Again — But As An Entirely Different Kind of Show, Fox Execs Say

8 August 2017 11:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If the “24” clock ticks again, it will be for very different reasons.

Fox executives confirmed Tuesday that executive producer Howard Gordon and Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer are kicking around completely new ideas for the real-time format that shifts away from its roots. A new version won’t likely focus on the show’s bread-and-butter terrorism and potential apocalypse storylines.

The decision to rethink the “24” universe comes after Fox opted not to bring back revival “24: Legacy” for another season. “24: Legacy” was pitched as a limited series, but might have continued had ratings been higher.

Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said “24: Legacy” still succeeded in giving viewers “a taste again” of the “24” franchise, and “whetted their appetites. We’re exploring where the next version might live.”

Walden said Gordon and Grazer “have an exciting idea that was very compelling, but we’re in the early stages.”

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- Michael Schneider

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‘The X-Files’ Season 11 Adds Women Writers and Directors, Plus More Details on Show’s Return [Updated]

8 August 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of sci-fi television’s most iconic female characters will be written by women in 2017. During Fox’s Television Critics Association press tour, Fox CEO Dana Walden revealed that the show’s behind-the-scenes gender diversity had improved beyond original reports.

Read More‘The X-Files’ Season 11: Chris Carter Is Failing His Show By Rejecting Diversity and New Voices

While news had broken last night that creator Chris Carter had hired two female directors — Carol Banker and Holly Dale — Walden also revealed that two female writers had been hired for the new season.

Update: A Fox representative confirms that Karen Nielson, who worked as a script coordinator on Season 10, will write one episode. In addition, Kristen Cloke and Shannon Hamblin will be writing another episode based on a story by Glen Morgan.

Walden cited as an explanation that after 200-plus episodes of “a very specific and deep mythology,” the instinct was »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘King Of The Hill’: Fox In Talks With Mike Judge and Greg Daniels To Revive Hank Hill

8 August 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’ve wondered what “King of the Hill” patriarch Hank Hill might think of the rise of Donald Trump, you’re not the only one.

King of the Hill” creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have held “preliminary talks” with Fox about potentially reviving the animated series, a take at a blue-collar family that feels especially timely in 2017.

“I would like to explore that,” Fox Television Group chairman Dana Walden told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour. “We had a very preliminary conversation. Given what’s going on in the country, I think they had a point of view in how those characters would respond. But again, it was one meeting and i hope to revisit it.”

Read MoreThe 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

Walden said the meeting was about two and a half months ago, and that Judge (who’s now behind »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Twin Peaks’ Return: Showtime Boss Says Another Season Is Unlikely, But He’s Waiting For David Lynch’s Call

7 August 2017 9:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Showtime president and CEO David Nevins promised David Lynch that they wouldn’t discuss another season of “Twin Peaks” until after the show aired.

And so far, they haven’t had that conversation. Part of that is because of logistics: “David Lynch has been in France pretty much since the premiere event we had [in May],” Nevins told reporters Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

For now, at least, Nevins isn’t expecting another season of “Twin Peaks,” which was a tremendous, four-year undertaking for Lynch, who directed all 18 hours. Nevins hasn’t shut the door on the idea of another round of episodes, but admits he’s not racing to approach the auteur.

Asked if he’ll wait until Lynch calls him, Nevins admitted, “yeah, probably.”

Read More‘Twin Peaks’: Time Loops and Soup Offer Clues to the Town’s Dysfunction and Imminent Danger

Twin Peaks” hasn’t attracted much of a live, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Twin Peaks’: Time Loops and Soup Offer Clues to the Town’s Dysfunction and Imminent Danger

7 August 2017 9:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Twin Peaks: The Return,” Season 3, “Part 13” (Episode 13).]

History repeating itself on “Twin Peaks” has so far fallen into the category of not learning from or not being able to move on from past mistakes. Shelly (Madchen Amick) married an abusive man when she was too young and is now romantically involved with Red (Balthazar Getty), a man who’s been shown to have violent tendencies. Her daughter Becky (Amanda Seyfried) also married an abusive man.

In this past Sunday’s episode, Ed Hurley (Everett McGill) reveals through a heartbreaking look that he’s still in love with Norma (Peggy Lipton), while she’s involved with someone else. Even Ed’s nephew James (James Marshall) gives viewers major deja vu with his rendition of “Just You,” a song he had crooned in Season 2 of the original series with two dark-haired ladies backing him up.

Read More‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 13 Proves the Magic of Pie, Coffee, and an »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Norman Lear Says It Was ‘A Very Simple Decision’ Not to Attend the White House’s Kennedy Center Reception

7 August 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Producing icon Norman Lear’s decision to skip the White House reception before the Kennedy Center Honors isn’t political, he said, but rather in reaction to the Trump administration’s stance on the arts and humanities.

Lear will attend the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony on Dec. 3, but he’s believed to be the first honoree to skip the reception beforehand.

“I think of it as a very simple decision,” Lear told reporters Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “The Kennedy Center is about the arts and humanities. I’m someone who believes when the world is safe for everybody, the arts will have played a large part of that.”

Lear criticized the Trump presidency for turning “its back on the arts and refuses to fund the arts and humanities. I can’t imagine wishing to go there. Its not political but for that. You can imagine how I feel about the individual. »

- Michael Schneider

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Exclusive: Jane Lynch Brings Gravitas to ‘Manhunt’

7 August 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jane Lynch is a comedic force. But even her funniest onscreen performances are rooted in a commitment to the truth of human nature, a quality that carries over into her more recent dramatic work. The three-time Emmy winner has created indelible characters of all sorts -- most notably as Sue Sylvester on Glee -- over the course of nearly three decades in Hollywood. But perhaps none have loomed as large in the popular imagination as U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, whom the actress portrays in Discovery Channel’s latest scripted project, Manhunt: Unabomber.

The eight-episode anthology series, created by Andrew Sodroski, follows the FBI’s pursuit of Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany) and his ultimate capture based on breakthrough linguistic evidence assembled by agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington). In just a few short scenes, Lynch embodies a key player in the true-crime drama, and perhaps the sole character as recognizable to the American public as the Unabomber »

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Allison Williams to Cavort With Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose

1 August 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Girls‘ Allison Williams has found a new guy.

The former Marnie Michaels will guest-star on Patrick Melrose, Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming Showtime limited series, TVLine has learned.

Related‘Donald Trump’ to Star in Showtime Comedy, Based on Colbert Cartoon

The five-part project, formerly called Melrose, is based on Edward St. Aubyn’s novels and stars Cumberbatch as the title character, “an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy” who turns to substance abuse to erase bad childhood memories of his abusive father.

Williams will play Marianne, someone Patrick runs into during his time in New York City.

RelatedThe L Word Revival »

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Quantico Recruits Marlee Matlin

31 July 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s a top-secret piece of Quantico intel ahead of Season 3: Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) will be on hand to help Alex & Co. fight the bad guys, TVLine has learned.

The Academy Award winner, who is deaf, will play Jocelyn Turner, an ex-fbi agent who was one of the Bureau’s top undercover agents before she lost her hearing after being too close to a bomb blast. Though Jocelyn was forced into a do-nothing role after the accident, she’ll now be part of a special unit staffed by returning characters.

RelatedQuantico Season 2 Finale: Ep Talks Alternate Ending, »

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'Quantico' Taps Marlee Matlin as Part of Season 3 Reboot

31 July 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

ABC's Quantico, returning for an abbreviated third season with a new showrunner and without a handful of castmembers, has added a new face to its ranks.

Marlee Matlin (The L Word) has joined the procedural as a series regular. She will play Jocelyn Tuner, a former FBI agent who was known at one time to be the best undercover agent in the field until a bomb blew up near her and rendered her deaf. The FBI put her out to pasture, but now she's being brought back to join a special unit with several other returning characters.

Showrunner Josh »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Exclusive: Jennifer Beals Reveals Why 'Last Tycoon' Is Her 'Favorite' Role, Dishes on 'Epic' 'L Word' Revival

28 July 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It was kismet for Jennifer Beals when The Last Tycoon came along.

The 53-year-old actress, best known for her roles in Flashdance and The L Word, plays the fierce and in-demand Hollywood star Margo Taft, who comes into the fray in the original Amazon series' third episode and proves a strong woman isn't to be toyed with.

As Margo, Beals showcases a woman -- who keeps her biracial identity a secret -- unafraid to demand what she's worth and even forces directors to show their private parts before she begins filming their movie.

Beals recently jumped on the phone with Et to discuss her exciting new role on the 1930s-set The Last Tycoon, which also stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins, and offers an update on the long-awaited Showtime revival of The L Word.

Related: Et Obsessions: 'The Last Tycoon,' 'You Must Remember This' Podcast and 'Teen Wolf'

Et: How did »

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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Land 1990s Boston Crime Drama Pilot at Showtime

27 July 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How do you like these apples: Showtime has ordered a drama pilot for City on a Hill, a gritty thriller based on an original idea by Ben Affleck and Chuck MacLean and chronicling the clean-up of Boston’s early-1990s crime problem.

Affleck will executive-produce the project with Matt Damon, director Gavin O’Connor, James Mangold and Jennifer Todd.

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

A fictional account of what was called the “Boston Miracle,” City on a Hill follows an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change, and the unlikely alliance he forms »

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