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Corey Feldman Begs for Peers Who Witnessed Pedophilia in Hollywood to Come Forward: 'Nobody Should Live Their Lives in Fear'

23 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As more and more stars continue to expose stories of alleged sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Corey Feldman is speaking out again about the alleged abuse he suffered as a child actor — abuses he claims are part of a larger problem of pedophilia in Hollywood.

The 46-years-year-old actor, who has been outspoken for years about this topic, wrote a series of impassioned tweets on Thursday explaining that his reluctance to disclose the names of his or anyone else’s abusers comes from his desire to protect his family.

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Mary-Louise Parker Gushes Over 'Awesome' Red Sparrow Costar Jennifer Lawrence: She's 'Tough' and 'Sweet'

20 October 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two of Hollywood’s leading women are costarring in the thriller Red Sparrow this spring — and apparently they get along pretty well. Mary-Louise Parker tells People that working with Jennifer Lawrence was “awesome.”

The Weeds actress, 53, says Lawrence, 27, doesn’t seem “at all” like a celebrity.

“She’s very authentic,” Parker told People at the Change Begins Within: Healing the Hidden Wounds of War Benefit Dinner, hosted by the David Lynch Foundation in New York on Wednesday.

“She doesn’t feel like a movie star. It doesn’t seem like she’s burdened by that, which is cool.”

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Tom Hanks To The Rescue After Bloody Onstage Mishap At Benefit

19 October 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Tom Hanks was among the attendees at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation at New York City’s Plaza Hotel on Wednesday night, and was onstage discussing the benefits of transcendental meditation with moderator Bob Roth (head of the foundation) and actress Mary Louise Parker (“Weeds”) when disaster struck. As TMZ reports (and as can […] »

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Everything L.A. Comedians Need to Know For October 2017

3 October 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Performances The Groundlings Theatre troupe debuts its new main stage show on Oct. 6. Groundlings of the Corn will feature a mix of original sketch and improv, running for one hour and fifty minutes with intermission. (Tickets: $20) Kevin Nealon, best known from Showtime’s “Weeds” and his time on “SNL,” hosts New Material with Kevin Nealon on Oct. 10 at the Hollywood Improv. In this hybrid show, comedians test out new material and then participate in a Q&A with Nealon himself. (Tickets: $17) Mike Birbiglia has had specials on both Comedy Central and Netflix in addition to writing, directing, and starring in the smart comedy, “Don’t Think Twice.” But the second half of 2017 has seen him touring his new show, “The New One”, and it’s coming to the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Oct. 25 and 26. (Tickets start at $38) Looking for some Halloween fun? Check out Lucha VaVOOM’s special Halloween show »

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Doctor Comedy Being Developed at NBC, Sugar Lyn Beard to Star

22 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Sugar Lyn Beard is stepping into scrubs. The “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” actress is set to star in a new comedy series about a female doctor that’s being developed by NBC, Deadline reports. The project hails from Beard, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“Preacher,” “This Is the End”), and Sony Pictures TV.

The untitled half-hour show follows Dr. Olivia Boudreau (Beard). Described as a “35-year-old hard-charging Doogie Howser-style prodigy,” Olivia’s life gets turned upside down when “she has a complete breakdown in the operating room and loses her medical license,” the source summarizes. She resorts to moving in with her “estranged hippy mom and her mom’s two best friends, who team up to help get her back on her feet, while teaching her all the life lessons she missed by going to med school.”

Beard, whose acting credits include “Sausage Party,” “50/50,” and “Weeds,” penned the script alongside Guy Endore-Kaiser (“Comedy Central Roast of James Franco”). Both will serve as executive producers.

CBS also has a woman-penned comedy about a female doctor in the works: Lisa Parsons’ “Love/Sick,” which is based on the South Korean series “Emergency Couple.”

Viewers will be saying goodbye to Dr. Mindy Lahiri, TV’s most beloved gynecologist, later this year. The sixth and final season of Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” debuted on Hulu earlier this month.

Doctor Comedy Being Developed at NBC, Sugar Lyn Beard to Star was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Who Is Responsible For Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton's Love? Jensen Ackles, of Course

20 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton first got together in 2009, did you say to yourself, "Wait, what?" or "I didn't see that one coming." If you did, you're not alone. The two, who are probably married, seemed to be running in slightly different Hollywood circles at the time. Jeffrey was known for his role on Grey's Anatomy and recently ended his engagement to Weeds star Mary Louise Parker, while Hilarie was still starring in One Tree Hill and recently divorced Ian Prange, an assistant director on the show. But their two worlds did have one common denominator: the CW. Jeffrey had previously starred in Supernatural alongside Jensen Ackles, who's then-girlfriend (now wife), Danneel Harris, was starring alongside Hilarie in Oth. So after both stars found themselves single, Jensen took it upon himself to make some moves. Just hangin with Pops. #VegasCon pic.twitter.com/Jt1Eomggzu - Jensen Ackles »

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Jim Carrey to star in Showtime series Kidding from Michel Gondry

14 September 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Today, Showtime has unveiled that the rubber-faced actor, Jim Carrey, has joined the cast of a newly-announced half-hour comedy series entitled Kidding from director Michel Gondry. As his first series regular role in well over two decades, Carrey will serve as the program's star for its 10-episode run. Kidding, created and written by Dave Holstein (Weeds) will also find Carrey, Gondry,... Read More »

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Jim Carrey To Play Tormented Children’s TV Star In New Showtime Comedy From Michel Gondry

14 September 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jim Carrey is reuniting with his “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry to star in a new half-hour comedy for Showtime. “Kidding,” which has been given a 10-episode order, will represent Carrey’s first series regular role in more than two decades.

“Kidding” stars Carrey as Jeff, also known as beloved children’s TV personality Mr. Pickles. Here’s the logline: “A beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – [Jeff] also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. »

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Jim Carrey To Play Tormented Children’s TV Star In New Showtime Comedy From Michel Gondry

14 September 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jim Carrey is reuniting with his “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry to star in a new half-hour comedy for Showtime. “Kidding,” which has been given a 10-episode order, will represent Carrey’s first series regular role in more than two decades.

“Kidding” stars Carrey as Jeff, also known as beloved children’s TV personality Mr. Pickles. Here’s the logline: “A beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – [Jeff] also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. »

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Jim Carrey to Star in New Showtime Comedy Series ‘Kidding’

14 September 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jim Carrey will star in a new Showtime comedy series in his first regular television role since his days on the 1990’s sketch show “In Living Color,” Showtime announced Thursday.

The half-hour series is titled “Kidding,” in which Carrey will play Jeff, a.k.a. Mr. Pickles,  an icon of children’s television, who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. Showtime has ordered a 10-episode first season.

The role further expands Carrey’s relationship with Showtime, as he currently executive produces the dramedy “I’m Dying Up Here,” which was recently renewed for a second season.

The project will also reunite Carrey with “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry, who will direct for “Kidding.” Dave Holstein–a writer and producer on both Showtime »

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Jim Carrey to Star in Kidding Comedy, Ordered to Series at Showtime

14 September 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One half of Dumb and Dumber is returning to the idiot box.

Showtime has ordered to series Kidding, a new half-hour comedy starring Jim Carrey, TVLine has learned. The series will reunite Carrey with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), who is on board to direct the 10-episode first season.

RelatedDon Cheadle, Andrew Rannells to Star in Showtime Comedy Pilot

In Kidding, Carrey plays Jeff, a beloved children’s television star who has turned his role as “Mr. Pickles” into a multi-million dollar branding empire. “When this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, »

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Trailer Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Uses Her Body & Mind as Weapons in “Red Sparrow”

14 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence re-teams with Francis Lawrence, who directed her in three installments of “The Hunger Games” franchise, for “Red Sparrow.” A trailer has arrived for the anticipated spy thriller, and in its first few seconds Lawrence seems to be playing a role very unlike Katniss Everdeen. She’s wearing a glamorous red dress with perfect hair and make up, and is sitting passively on a bed when a man enters the room, puts cash on the nightstand, and orders her to take off her dress. But there’s more to the picture. And it quickly becomes clear that like Katniss, Lawrence’s character in “Red Sparrow” has a lot going on under the surface — and she’s a fierce force to be reckoned with.

“When I was in Moscow I heard about a program,” a voiceover explains. “Young officers trained to seduce and manipulate. To use their bodies. To use everything. Call them Sparrows — that’s what she is.”

Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, who is, according to the film’s official synopsis, “many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced.”

Now Dominika is left figuring out how to reconcile the past and the present,

“the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.”

It looks like Dominika is going to kick a lot of ass in “Red Sparrow,” and while the trailer may cause some to roll their eyes — yes, another movie where a female spy relies heavily on her sexuality — it seems as though Dominka won’t just be portrayed as a pretty face who knows her way around weapons. And it’s not unlikely that “Red Sparrow” will tackle the fact that, as the film’s summary details, Dominka was manipulated into using her body as a Sparrow.

Red Sparrow” bows March 2, 2018. Joel Edgerton (“Loving”), Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”), and Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”) co-star.

Lawrence’s “mother!” hits theaters this Friday, September 15. The controversial movie sees Lawrence and Javier Bardem playing a couple living in a remote house who receive uninvited guests.

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Meet Dr. Dina: Pot Doc to the Stars and ‘Cannabis Consultant’ on ‘Disjointed’

13 September 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dina Browner isn’t really a doctor, but in her role as partner in the West Hollywood-based Alternative Herbal Health Services (where rappers 2 Chainz, the Game, and Snoop Dogg are regulars), she takes her role as a compassionate caregiver very seriously, especially as California prepares for the legalization of “adult use.”

“We’re still figuring out what that means,” says the Tarzana, Calif., native, whose introduction to weed came from Snoop himself. “I have hopes and concerns. I care about our medical patients receiving what they need at fair prices.”

The daughter of a psychologist and real estate broker whose sister is a club golf pro, Browner insists she’s the inspiration for Jenji Kohan’s “Weeds.” Her dispensary most certainly is the role model for the Netflix series “Disjointed,” where Browner serves as the show’s “cannabis consultant,” sitting in on writers’ meetings and present at the filming of every one of its 20 episodes.

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Kate del Castillo’s Biographical Series “The Day I Met El Chapo” to Debut on Netflix

30 August 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Kate del Castillo: Netflix

Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn’s meeting with the world’s most wanted drug lord sparked international headlines, and now the former will share her side of the story in a new biographical series. Netflix has announced that “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story” is set to debut on the streaming giant. Executive produced by del Castillo, the three-part series will be available to stream beginning October 20.

Netflix promises that the project will include “never-before-seen footage and exclusive details of what led to the infamous meeting” between del Castillo, Penn, and Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

“As an actress I’ve been given the opportunity to portray fascinating fictional characters, roles I am very proud of. Now I get the chance to tell my story, my reality, my truth. This project will dive into how it began, why I pursued accepting the rights to the life story of one of the most controversial narco figures and what happened after,” said del Castillo.

The series’ creator and exec producer David Broome (“The Biggest Loser”) added, “I was extremely excited to delve into the craziest ‘life imitating art’ saga I’ve ever heard, a story wrapped around a core of complex social and political issues. I’m honored that Kate gave me the opportunity to tell her truth.”

Carlos Armella (“The Land of Silence”) will direct.

Del Castillo already has a hit at Netflix. The Mexican actress stars in “Ingobernable,” a Spanish-language political drama that centers on a fictional first lady. In series’ first episode, Emilia (del Castillo) asks her husband, President Diego Nava, for a divorce. It’s not long before he’s dead and she’s on the lam, accused of murdering him. The first season follows Emilia’s efforts to flee the government officials tracking her. While she rose to national attention as the President’s wife, Emilia proves that she’s totally badass in her own right. The character has been compared to a female Jason Bourne.

Ingobernable” premiered in March and was renewed for a second season in April.

“It’s been a hard year for me,” del Castillo has said of the El Chapo ordeal and its aftermath. “Of course, it was crazy. Still is. I still can’t go back to Mexico, and legally, I am still working that out, and have charges still.” She explained, “I’m recovering, getting my pieces together again. I’m stronger than I was. I’ve learned so much.”

No Good Deed,” “Weeds,” and “Under the Same Moon” are among del Castillo’s other acting credits.

Kate del Castillo’s Biographical Series “The Day I Met El Chapo” to Debut on Netflix was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Jenji Kohan Recounts Sexism She Faced While Building Her Writing Career

29 August 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Like the protagonists of her shows “Weeds” and “Orange Is the New Black,” Jenji Kohan isn’t shy about speaking her mind. And she won’t hesitate to call someone out if she needs to. This is evident from the “Glow” Executive Producer’s recent interview with The New Yorker. The piece sees Kohan talk openly about the numerous sexist interactions (and people) she’s encountered throughout her career as a TV writer and showrunner.

Her first writing job on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” sounds like it was a nightmare. The writer’s room was a “toxic mess,” the source reveals, and only one other writer was a woman. Kohan’s fellow writers called her “White Devil Jew Bitch.”

After breaking into the business at “Fresh Prince,” Kohan experienced “a dozen years of stunted ambition and Hollywood sexism,” The New Yorker writes. “She had her ‘tit grabbed’; her name was taken off a script. Once, when she was pregnant and about to have a job interview, her agent advised her to wear a big shirt and eat candy, so that the showrunner would think she was just fat. After a pitch meeting for ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ her agent told her that the show’s star, Garry Shandling, wasn’t comfortable working with women.”

Things weren’t much better when she was able to land jobs. “I was fired from everything,” Kohan recalls. And in 2003 CBS picked up her pilot “The Stones” but the studio didn’t want her as the series’ boss. They ended up making her brother, David, and his partner the showrunners.

Kohan did eventually become a successful TV writer, even before “Weeds” began. She worked on beloved series like “Friends,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “Sex and the City” as well as “a few not-great sitcoms where she had good bosses.” But — finding it difficult to keep a satisfying job that would allow her to have a life — Kohan ended up writing over 15 pilots so she could “oversee her own show and control her hours.”

Happily, Kohan did manage to work in the writers’ room of her dreams — but it was one she had to fight for and make herself. When she created “Weeds,” the Showtime comedy about a drug dealing widow, studio execs like Bob Greenblatt “were uncomfortable with its twisted morality” and sent her endless notes. “I’d write back, note by note, for pages,” Kohan says. “Finally, [Greenblatt] wrote back a short e-mail that just said, ‘Fine, do what you want.’ . . . And I took it as carte blanche.”

Lifetime recently gave a straight-to-series order to Kohan’s next project, “American Princess.” From “Orange Is the New Black” actress Jamie Denbo, the show centers on Amanda, who joins a Renaissance Fair after her fiancé cheats on her and she suffers a nervous breakdown. Kohan will serve as exec producer.

Glow,” the Netflix series Kohan exec produces, was renewed for a second season earlier this month. Created by “Nurse Jackie” producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, “Glow” follows Ruth (Alison Brie, “Community”), a struggling actress who gets the opportunity to be a Gorgeous Lady of Wrestling and finds it is the role she was born to play. The fact that Ruth’s former best friend (Betty Gilpin, “Nurse Jackie”) is also part of the show adds to the drama.

Head over to The New Yorker to read the full interview with Kohan.

Jenji Kohan Recounts Sexism She Faced While Building Her Writing Career was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Robert Downey Jr.’s Perry Mason reboot gets new writers

28 August 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In August of last year, it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. was teaming with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for a reboot of the classic legal drama Perry Mason, with Downey set to take on the role made famous by Raymond Burr.

However, with Pizzolatto’s focus now on a third season of True Detective, Deadline is reporting that HBO has brought in Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald (Weeds, Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire, The Exorcist) to pen the script for the new take on Erle Stanley Gardner’s classic character.

Downey and his wife and producing partner Susan had originally set Perry Mason up as a feature film at Warner Bros., before bringing the project to the small screen.

Downey has recently finished production on next year’s Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, and is currently shooting its as-yet-untitled follow-up, due to hit cinemas in 2019. »

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Downey Jr. Courts "Perry Mason"

26 August 2017 12:04 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, HBO and Robert Downey Jr. ("Iron Man") continue developing a new "Perry Mason" TV series, based on author Erle Stanley Gardner's 'unorthodox' lawyer, to be portrayed by Downey Jr, from a script by Rolin Jones ("Weeds")  and Ron Fitzgerald ("Knifeman"):

The potential series will be set in the 1930's, featuring Mason's secretary 'Della Street', private investigator 'Paul Drake' and courtroom nemesis 'Hamilton Burger'.

Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey will produce .

As a defense attorney, 'Perry Mason' was featured in more than 80 'detective fiction' novels and short stories, most of which had a plot involving his client's murder trial. Typically, Mason was able to establish his client's innocence by implicating another character, who then confessed.

Author Gardner had over 135 million copies of his books in print in North America in 1969.

The character was also portrayed each weekday on a long-running radio series, »

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Shonda Rhimes Says Goodbye to ABC, Hello to Netflix!!!

14 August 2017 6:38 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Shonda Rhimes is down with Netflix and chill ... the megaproducer is leaving ABC and taking her talents to the streaming service in a blockbuster deal. Shonda -- the creator of "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" -- will take her ShondaLand production team to Netflix in a multi-year deal. It's unclear how much Netflix paid to swoop her away from the Disney-owned company, but she'll be getting more than she got at ABC. »

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Netflix wrestling comedy ‘Glow’ gets 2nd season

11 August 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Netflix’s fictionalized comedy-drama about women’s wrestling promotion Glow, is getting a second season – the announcement comes via the shows official Twitter feed:

Here we #Glow again… Season 2 is coming. pic.twitter.com/LXF8OIxcNG

Glow (@GlowNetflix) August 10, 2017

Glow stars Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom. The series comes from Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds).

Glow tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to »

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“Glow” Gets Renewed for Season 2, New Jenji Kohan Series Picked Up

11 August 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Jenji Kohan is an executive producer on “Glow”: Erica Parise/Netflix

Like the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling themselves, Jenji Kohan is kicking ass. News has broken that the Kohan-executive produced Netflix series “Glow” will be back for a second season, and that Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to Kohan’s next project, “American Princess.”

Netflix gave “Glow” the official go-ahead for Season 2 on Thursday, Variety confirms. Created by “Nurse Jackie” producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, “Glow” follows Ruth (Alison Brie, “Community”), a struggling actress who gets the opportunity to be a Gorgeous Lady of Wrestling and finds it is the role she was born to play. The fact that Ruth’s former best friend (Betty Gilpin, “Nurse Jackie”) is also part of the show adds to the drama behind the scenes.

Kohan exec produces the series alongside frequent collaborator Tara Herrmann, Flahive, and Mensch. Marc Maron (“Maron”), Sydelle Noel (“Extant”), and Britney Young (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) also star.

Kohan will also be an Ep on “American Princess,” which comes from “Orange Is the New Black” actress Jamie Denbo. According to Deadline, the show will center on Amanda, whose “storybook wedding plans are dramatically derailed when she discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, just hours before they are to be wed. Outraged, Amanda reacts violently to the indiscretions and runs away from her own dream wedding in the countryside, only to find herself stranded in the middle of a Renaissance Faire with no phone and no way home. She soon discovers her outburst has made tabloid headlines and experiences a nervous breakdown, leading her to re-evaluate her life. The unexpected awakening leads Amanda to leave everything she thought she cared about behind, to become the Faire’s newest wench-in-waiting.”

Denbo serves as creator and writer on the hourlong series. She will exec produce alongside Kohan and Herrmann.

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” Lifetime head of programming Liz Gateley said in a statement. “From the get-go, ‘American Princess’ was a concept we loved as it’s incredibly relatable to want to parachute from one’s life in difficult times. In Jenji, Jamie, and Tara’s hands, we know this will be hilarious and special.”

Kohan is the creator and showrunner of Netflix’s flagship series “Orange Is the New Black,” a dramedy set in a women’s minimum security prison that premiered in summer 2013. Before that she served as showrunner and the main creative voice on Showtime’s “Weeds” from 2005 to 2012. The long-running comedy followed Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), a woman who decides to sell pot in order to preserve her comfortable, suburban lifestyle after her husband’s death.

Mad About You,” “Sex and the City,” “Tracey Takes On…” and “Gilmore Girls” are credits on Kohan’s stacked resume. Among her many award nominations and wins, Kohan has nabbed an Emmy for “Tracey Takes On…” a WGA Award for “Weeds,” a PGA Award for “Orange,” and a Global Women’s Rights Award.

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