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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. »

- TMZ Staff

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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 »

- Phil Wheat

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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.

Glow” Gets Renewed for Season 2, New Jenji Kohan Series Picked Up 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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Netflix’s Glow Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

11 August 2017 12:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Glow ladies will return for a second season over at Netflix, after the super-streamer revealed it has renewed the show for a new run in 2018.

Glow tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison 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 be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Glow is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, »

- Paul Heath

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Lifetime Orders Jenji Kohan Dramedy Set at Renaissance Faire

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

Gather round, lords and ladies, for a special decree from Lifetime.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Actress Joins Greg Berlanti Lifetime Thriller You

The network has bestowed a straight-to-series order upon American Princess, a one-hour scripted series about a “socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry,” TVLine has learned.

American Princess, of which 10 episodes have been ordered, hails from from Orange Is the New Black‘s Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo, and Tara Herrmann.

RelatedGossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley to Star in Greg Berlanti Lifetime Thriller You

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional »

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‘Chronically Metropolitan’ Review: Literary Indie Could Use a Rewrite

2 August 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The best way to watch “Chronically Metropolitan” is to think of it as a parody of a particularly pretentious brand of indie romance. Unfortunately, though, director Xavier Manrique and writer Nicholas Schutt (“Blood & Oil”) play it so solemnly straight for their feature debut that it seems unlikely they’re aiming for satire. Shiloh Fernandez (“Evil Dead”) is Fenton Dillane, a twentysomething author whose single short story in The New Yorker made such a massive impact on the world that, as he complains, he was “forced into exile.” Um. Ok. Also Read: Mary-Louise Parker's Nanny Arrested, Accused of Stealing Thousands »

- Elizabeth Weitzman

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Exclusive interview with Harry Treadaway on Mr. Mercedes

31 July 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews Harry Treadaway from Mr. Mercedes

Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful, The Lone Ranger) plays Brady Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about his character on the show, hiding his British accent and comparing his character on Penny Dreadful to his character on Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about speaking with an American accent in the show. He’s British.

Here he talks about his character in the show.

Here he talks about his character on Penny Dreadful versus his character on Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about reading the first and second books in the trilogy as source material for his character.

Here he talks about the chances of a second season of the show based on the second book in the trilogy.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, »

- Tai Freligh

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Exclusive interview with Kelly Lynch on Mr. Mercedes

31 July 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews Kelly Lynch from Mr. Mercedes

Kelly Lynch (Charlie’s Angels, Road House, Drugstore Cowboy) plays Deborah Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed her at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about playing Brady Hartsfield’s creepy mom, about her character and how much of a Stephen King superfan she is.

Here she talks about her rather inappropriate relationship with her son.

Here she talks about preparing to play the character and whether or not it sticks with her after the acting is done.

Here she talks about how much of a superfan she is of Stephen King and his books and being involved in the show.

Here she talks about The Dark Tower books and whether or not she’ll see the movie.

Here she talks about the advantages of making a »

- Tai Freligh

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Exclusive interview with Jharrel Jerome on Mr. Mercedes

30 July 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews Jharrel Jerome from Mr. Mercedes

Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) plays Jerome in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about his character on the show, what he learned from Jack Bender and what it was like to be on stage at the Oscars for Moonlight‘s dramatic win.

Here he talks about his character.

Here he talks about reading the book to get insight into his character.

He also was in Moonlight and talks about being onstage when the film won the Best Picture Oscar.

Here he talks about what he learned from executive producer/director Jack Bender while on set for Mr. Mercedes.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police »

- Tai Freligh

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Exclusive interview with Breeda Wool on Mr. Mercedes

30 July 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews Breeda Wool from Mr. Mercedes

Breeda Wool (UnREAL, The Faith Diaries) plays Lou Linklatter in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about her character on the show, meeting Stephen King, and her hopes for a second season.

Here she talks about her character on the show.

Here she talks about her character and her relationship with Brady Hartsfield.

Here she talks about reading the source material for her character.

Here she talks about hopes for a season two.

Here she talks about meeting Stephen King.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, »

- Tai Freligh

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Exclusive interview with Holland Taylor on Mr. Mercedes

30 July 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews Holland Taylor from Mr. Mercedes

Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and a Half Men) plays Ida Silver in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed her at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about her character on the show, how much consultation there was with Stephen King, and the types of characters she usually plays.

Here she talks about how her character is not in the books.

Here she talks about why her character was added to the show.

Here she talks about the types of characters she typically plays, especially when David Kelley is involved (like on The Practice).

Here she talks about how Stephen King consulted with the showrunners on the creation of her character.

Here she talks about the advantages of the show being on cable versus a network.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, »

- Tai Freligh

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Exclusive interview with Jack Bender on Mr. Mercedes

30 July 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews Jack Bender about Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (LostUnder the Dome, Game of Thrones) is an Executive Producer and Director for Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about portraying violence and gore on the show, hopes for more seasons, and how much he read of the trilogy of books the show is based on.

On hopes for a second and third season of Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him.

Here he talks about how he wanted to make the violence realistic, but not glorified on the show.

Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him and the support of At&T and DirecTV to do the show they wanted to do. »

- Tai Freligh

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Mr. Mercedes Comic-Con panel photos and video

29 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Executive Producer Jack Bender and select cast members of the upcoming Mr. Mercedes television show put on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year.  In attendance were Jharrel Jerome, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, and Breeda Wool.  Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh attended the panel and photo-call and took these photos and video…

Actor Harry Treadaway talks about his character, Brady Hartsfield, during the Mr. Mercedes panel at Comic-Con…

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. 

Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) plays Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, »

- Tai Freligh

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‘Atypical’ Trailer: Jennifer Jason Leigh Keeps It Together in Netflix’s New Autism Comedy

18 July 2017 9:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There is no such thing as too much Jennifer Jason Leigh. After a high-profile turn in “Twin Peaks,” the beloved actress Leigh returns to television as a lead in a promising new Netflix series about a teenage boy on the autism spectrum. The show is called “Atypical,” and it handles its subject with humor and grace, as evidenced by a charming first trailer released today.

Read More‘Alias Grace’ Trailer: Netflix’s Period Murder Mystery Brings the Chill to 1840s Canada

Serving as an executive producer, Leigh looks to join contemporaries Mary Louise Parker and Toni Collette, who both received mid-career bumps from prestige television shows where they played unhinged mothers. (Parker on “Weeds,” and Collette with “United Sates of Tara”). The connection is also in the casting: “United States of Tara” actor Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum who craves love and a “normal” life. »

- Jude Dry

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‘Atypical’ Trailer: Jennifer Jason Leigh Keeps It Together in Netflix’s New Autism Comedy

18 July 2017 9:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There is no such thing as too much Jennifer Jason Leigh. After a high-profile turn in “Twin Peaks,” the beloved actress Leigh returns to television as a lead in a promising new Netflix series about a teenage boy on the autism spectrum. The show is called “Atypical,” and it handles its subject with humor and grace, as evidenced by a charming first trailer released today.

Read More‘Alias Grace’ Trailer: Netflix’s Period Murder Mystery Brings the Chill to 1840s Canada

Serving as an executive producer, Leigh looks to join contemporaries Mary Louise Parker and Toni Collette, who both received mid-career bumps from prestige television shows where they played unhinged mothers. (Parker on “Weeds,” and Collette with “United Sates of Tara”). The connection is also in the casting: “United States of Tara” actor Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum who craves love and a “normal” life. »

- Jude Dry

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Contest: Win Tickets to Wired Café’s Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch at San Diego Comic-Con

14 July 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Before Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes comes to life on the small screen on At&T's Audience Network this August, it will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con, including at Wired Café's Fan Brunch, and to celebrate, we've been provided with a pair of tickets to the brunch to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive:

(2) tickets to the Fan Brunch on Friday, July 21st from 10:00am–11:30am at the Wired Café at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. The brunch will include food, an open bar, and a special screening of exclusive content.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on Wednesday, July 19th. This contest »

- Derek Anderson

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Linda Hamilton Starring as Crime Matriarch in Drama ‘Easy Does It’

12 July 2017 6:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Linda Hamilton is starring as a ruthless crime matriarch in the road drama movie, “Easy Does It,” currently shooting in Louisiana.

Easy Does It” is a co-production between Efi Productions and Worklight Pictures with Lizzie Guitreau producing and Alexa Georges exec producing. It marks the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Will Addison, who co-wrote the script with Ben Matheny.

“I love working with new talented directors, and seeing works that are personal and so hard-won come into full bloom,” Hamilton said.

Easy Does It” centers on Hamilton’s King George character sending her daughter and personal bounty hunter on a cross-country chase after the film’s anti-heroes, portrayed by Matheny and Matthew Martinez. The daughter is portrayed by Susan Gordon. Bryan Batt (“Mad Men”) plays a cocky cop and Dwight Henry (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) portray a weary sheriff who is also in pursuit.

Addison said, “It’s a weird and wild role and Linda is »

- Dave McNary

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving join Showtime's 'Patrick Melrose'

10 July 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pair join star and executive producer Benedict Cumberbatch. The Crown’s Anna Madeley joins cast.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving and The Crown’s Anna Madeley have signed on for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led mini-series.

The Showtime and Sky Atlantic co-production is based on the Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Patrick Melrose skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse to recovery.  

Each of the five episodes is devoted to one of the five novels. The series will encompass the saga of Patrick Melrose’s life, from his abusive youth at the hands of his father, played by Weaving, and mother, played by Leigh, to his life as an outrageous playboy and struggles to defy the pain of his past.  

The limited series will take place in wide-ranging locales and time periods such as the south of France »

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving Join Benedict Cumberbatch Series ‘Melrose’

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

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving have joined the cast of Showtime and Sky Atlantic’s upcoming limited series “Melrose,” Variety has learned.

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in and executive produce the series, which is based on the “Patrick Melrose” series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn.

With each episode devoted to one of the five novels, the series will encompass the saga of Melrose’s life, from his horribly abusive youth at the hands of his father (Weaving) and the mother who tacitly condones the behavior (Leigh), to the outrageous playboy he becomes and the struggles he endures to defy the damage of his own past. Anna Madeley, who also joins the cast, will play Melrose’s wife.

Leigh currently appears in the Showtime revival of “Twin Peaks,” and previously recurred on the hit Showtime series “Weeds.” She is also known for her appearances in films such as “The Hateful Eight,” “Lbj »

- Joe Otterson

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Ellis & Hamner’s Red & Red 2 get 4K Ultra HD Treatment in Sept.

7 July 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

Relive the action-packed adventures of retired and extremely dangerous special agents in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Red and Red 2 arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 5 from Lionsgate. Red features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. In the film’s sequel, Red 2, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung Hun Lee join the franchise.

Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, which provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes High Dynamic Range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, »

- ComicMix Staff

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