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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Aaron Sorkin ('Molly's Game')

"For me, growing up, writing was just a chore to be gotten through for a school assignment," says Aaron Sorkin — the writer of A Few Good Men, Malice, The American President, Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball, The Newsroom, Steve Jobs and 2017's Molly's Game, an adaptation of the memoir of Molly Bloom, a former Olympic-level skier who ran bicoastal poker games that landed her in the sights of the FBI and the Russian mob — as we sit down in his dimly lit and...
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Aaron Sorkin ('Molly's Game')

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Aaron Sorkin ('Molly's Game')
"For me, growing up, writing was just a chore to be gotten through for a school assignment," says Aaron Sorkin — the writer of A Few Good Men, Malice, The American President, Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball, The Newsroom, Steve Jobs and 2017's Molly's Game, an adaptation of the memoir of Molly Bloom, a former Olympic-level skier who ran bicoastal poker games that landed her in the sights of the FBI and the Russian mob — as we sit down in his dimly lit and...
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Etta Candy Will Get Her Own Short Film On The Wonder Woman Blu-Ray

It seems DC might be going the Marvel One-Shot route by giving Lucy Davis’ Etta Candy her own short film on the upcoming Wonder Woman Blu-ray. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment revealed that Lucy Davis, known for her comedic work on The Office and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, will reprise her role as Etta […]
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Himym Spinoff Back in Development, This Time With Different Writers

Himym Spinoff Back in Development, This Time With Different Writers
Just when you thought it was finally safe to put your blue French horn in storage, along comes more talk about a How I Met Your Mother spinoff.

PhotosHimym Series Finale: The Big Mother Reveal and 15 More Memorable Moments in Photos

A third attempt at an offshoot — one that would flip the script, with a woman telling her children how she met their father — is in the works, according to 20th Century Fox TV chairman Dana Walden. She tells TVLine’s sister site Deadline that “the studio will try [making another show] with different writers” than were used in previous efforts.

“[The writers] will be starting from scratch,
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Peak TV Treasure: IFC's Brockmire

Peak TV Treasure: IFC's Brockmire
Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Brockmire

Network | IFC

Created By | Joel Church Cooper (Undateable), based on a character from the Funny or Die web series Gamechangers

PhotosMemories From the Set: Brockmire‘s Amanda Peet Revisits Studio 60, Togetherness and More

Number Of Episodes | Eight (in Season 1)

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Premise | TVLine Dream Emmy Nominee
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Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President

Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President
Veteran TV director Thomas Schlamme has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term, succeeding Paris Barclay.

Schlamme was selected by acclamation of the 147 delegates at the DGA’s convention on Saturday at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles.

Barclay announced earlier this year that he would not seek a third term in accordance with the DGA tradition of presidents only serving two terms. The DGA represents more than 17,000 members.

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Schlamme has been on the DGA national board since 2005 and was most recently third VP. He was co-chair of the 2014 and 2017 negotiating committees together with secretary-treasurer Michael Apted.

In February, the DGA honored Schlamme with the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award for service to the DGA and its membership. Schlamme joined the DGA in 1978.

“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by my peers to lead our Guild, and
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Emmys Flashback: When Aaron Sorkin's 'SNL' Send-Up Earned Noms But Fizzled

Saturday Night Live, which could have its best year for Emmy nominations in decades — thanks to Donald Trump — was honored back in 2006 in a way few TV shows ever have been: Aaron Sorkin created a series about it. Still hot off his success with The West Wing, the writer-producer developed Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, an hourlong drama centered on the workings of a Los Angeles-based, SNL-like show.

From the beginning, Studio 60 had major buzz. There was a bidding war between NBC and CBS, with the Peacock winning by paying what was reportedly "a...
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Get Out’s Bradley Whitford Joins Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Bradley Whitford is a guy who’s been coming into our homes on the small screen since the mid ’80s, appearing in such shows as “Tales from the Darkside,” “The X-Files,” and then going on to “The West Wing,” “Studio 60… Continue Reading →

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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019): Bradley Whitford Cast In Unknown Role

  Bradley Whitford To Play Role In Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Emmy Award-winning The West Wing veteran Bradley Whitford is the latest actor to join the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Boasting an extensive amount of credits in both film and TV, Whitford has made appearances on such programs as Studio 60 on the [...]

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Samantha Bee Dissects James Comey Termination — aka President Trump's 'Saturday Night Live Massacre'

Samantha Bee Dissects James Comey Termination — aka President Trump's 'Saturday Night Live Massacre'
Jon Stewart famously took pride in pointing out the oft ridiculous practices of cable news — and as of Wednesday, it’s safe to say that torch has been passed down to fellow Daily Show alum Samantha Bee.

VideosDaily Show Reunion: Jon Stewart Defends Colbert Amid Controversy, John Oliver as ‘Steve Carell’ and More

The Full Frontal host began her latest broadcast by pointing out that “the only FBI drama most Americans expected to unfold on TV were the upcoming seasons of Twin Peaks and The X Files,” but that all changed once President Donald Trump chose to terminate FBI Director
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Amanda Peet Revisits Studio 60, Bent, Good Wife and Togetherness, Teases Brockmire's 'Very Feminist' Episode

Amanda Peet Revisits Studio 60, Bent, Good Wife and Togetherness, Teases Brockmire's 'Very Feminist' Episode
Amanda Peet’s latest project, the under-the-radar Brockmire, is about to give birth to its most politically incorrect episode yet.

On the IFC comedy, the Studio 60 and Togetherness standout plays Jules, the owner of a minor-league baseball team who hires (and subsequently falls for) disgraced Mlb announcer Jim Brockmire (played by man-of-a-million-voices Hank Azaria). After revealing to the title character that she was pregnant with his child at the end of Episode 5, Wednesday’s half-hour (airing at 10/9c) finds Jules and Brockmire mulling over whether they want to have the child, or whether she should have an abortion.

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I’m 100% Behind Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Superhero Movies

It’s hard to picture the man who wrote titles such as “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Social Network,” “Moneyball” and “Steve Jobs,” taking his skills to comic book films. Sorkin also created and wrote most of the episodes of “The West Wing,” “SportsNight,” “Studio 60” and “The Newsroom.” But now he might be throwing his name into the collective money making machine ring of Marvel and DC. Recently at CinemaCon Sorkin made mention of his recent plans. “I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel,” Sorkin told ComicBook.com while on

I’m 100% Behind Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Superhero Movies
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Everyone’s Favorite Everyman John Goodman Receives Walk of Fame Honor

Everyone’s Favorite Everyman John Goodman Receives Walk of Fame Honor
With his jocular, yet authoritative voice matched with a wide grin and gleaming eyes, John Goodman could very well be the definition of a character actor. The guy filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen routinely cast as the sidekick who lands some of the most memorable lines in their movies or whom Lorne Michaels frequently calls up to host and guest star on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” With the latter, it helps that he seems comfortable with dressing in drag.

And, despite being a marquee name with a scroll of TV, film, and theater credits, Goodman is perfectly fine with this distinction. “I still consider myself a character actor,” Goodman says. “I think it’s a good thing. I think every actor’s a character actor to a certain extent. Character actor has a lot of different definitions. I’m just a mutt. I just keep going for the bone.
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Golden Globes: Sarah Paulson Wins Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Golden Globes: Sarah Paulson Wins Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Sarah Paulson took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a TV movie or miniseries on Sunday night.

The actress beat out Felicity Huffman in American Crime, Riley Keough in The Girlfriend Experience, Charlotte Rampling in London Spy and Kerry Washington in Confirmation.

The win is Paulson's first, though she has been nominated in the category twice before — in 2013 for HBO's TV movie Game Change and in 2007 for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Paulson previously won an Emmy in 2016 for her role as Marcia Clark in the...
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in January 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in January 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season 1 (available January 13)

Why Should I Watch It? Netflix has sunk quite a sum into this ambitious adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Quite unlike the film version starring Jim Carrey, Netflix’s serialized adaptation will incorporate Lemony Snicket as a character (just he was in the book). Patrick Warburton plays the titular author recounting the tale of three Baudelaire children who are taken under the wing of the evil Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) when their parents encounter an unforeseen tragedy. And from what we’ve seen, Snicket’s warnings of the story’s grim nature as well as his general incorporation only make the show itself more endearing. This is a children’s story too dark for some children and made with adult expectations in mind.

Best Episode? We’ve yet to screen all the episodes from Season 1, and the
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Steven Weber on Why the NBC Series Didn't Survive

Why did Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip flop? Recently, star Steven Weber spoke to the Av Club about the cancelled NBC TV series.Created by Aaron Sorkin, the show followed the behind-the-scenes drama of a live comedy sketch series. The cast included Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, D.L. Hughley, Sarah Paulson, Nate Corddry, and Timothy Busfield.Read More…
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Sarah Paulson and Amanda Peet Have a Girls' Night Out at the Critics' Choice Awards

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Sarah Paulson and Amanda Peet Have a Girls' Night Out at the Critics' Choice Awards
Sarah Paulson left her girlfriend, Holland Taylor, at home on Sunday night, instead bringing her Bff, Amanda Peet, as her date to the Critics' Choice Awards in La. The actresses walked the red carpet together in stunning dresses and held hands while doing interviews and posing for photos. Sarah and Amanda have been close friends since meeting on the set of the WB series Jack & Jill back in 2009 and also starred together on NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in 2006. Most recently, they shared a sweet kiss while attending an opening night performance of The Babylon Line in NYC last week. While it certainly isn't the first time Amanda has accompanied Sarah at an award show, we're a little surprised that the actress, who portrayed prosecutor Marcia Clark on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, didn't bring the real-life Marcia on Sunday night like she did
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Aaron Sorkin To Receive WGA West’s Paddy Chayefsky Award

The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin will be honored with the WGA West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. Sorkin will receive the award, given in recognition of his career and body of work, at the Wgaw's 2017 WGA Awards West Coast ceremony February 19 at the Beverly Hilton. "Starting with Sports Night, through The West Wing, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, The Newsroom and beyond, Aaron Sorkin has changed the language of television. His…
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‘Newsroom’ Creator Aaron Sorkin to Get Writers Guild TV Honors

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‘Newsroom’ Creator Aaron Sorkin to Get Writers Guild TV Honors
Aaron Sorkin has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement for his outstanding career and body of work in writing for television. The Emmy-winning creator of “The West Wing” and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “The Social Network” will be honored at the Wgaw’s 2017 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. “Starting with ‘Sports Night,’ through ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” The Newsroom’ and beyond, Aaron Sorkin has changed the language of television. His.
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Thomas Schlamme, Marie Cantin to Be Honored by Directors Guild

Thomas Schlamme and Marie Cantin will be honored by the Directors Guild of America for their service to the DGA.

Schlamme will receive the DGA’s 2017 Robert B. Aldrich Award and Cantin will get the DGA’s 2017 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America. The two will be honored at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“From the boardroom to the bargaining table, Thomas Schlamme exemplifies the service and dedication upon which our Guild was founded — all while maintaining a successful and demanding career,” DGA President Paris Barclay said.

“For more than a decade and a half, we have all benefited from his laser-focus on the creative and economic rights of directors. We couldn’t be more proud to honor
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