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Smollett Eats: Food Network Sets Series Premiere for August

21 July 2016 5:02 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ready for some family fun and food? Food Network announces the Smollett Eats TV show will premiere Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12:30pm Et/Pt. The first season of Smollett Eats consists of six half-hour episodes.The Smollet Eats TV show stars: Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jojo Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Jazz Smollett, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell. Empire's Jussie recently worked with Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee on Wgn America's Underground TV series.Read More… »

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‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Scribes to Mentor Women in Film-Black List Female Writers Lab

20 July 2016 5:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A workshop for female writers led by Women in Film and Hollywood script ranker The Black List has unveiled an A-list group of mentors participating in the program — and the writers and projects involved in the inaugural run. The Women In Film/The Black List Episodic Lab is gets underway this month, with showrunners and writers from projects like “Jessica Jones,” “The Walking Dead” and “Unread” on board. The instructors include Cindy Chupack (“Sex and the City,” “Modern Family”), Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane”), Melissa Rosenberg (“Jessica Jones”), Glen Mazzara (“Damien”), Stacy Rukeyser (“Unreal” ), Monica Beletsky (“Fargo,” “Friday Night Lights”), Lauren LeFranc. »

- J. Clara Chan

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Emmy Nominations Recognize Present Excellence and Rectify Past Mistakes

14 July 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A strange feeling overtook me as Emmy nominations were announced today: Pure, unadulterated joy. It’s not as if I’ve never experienced that emotion before, but only very rarely on Emmy day.

The Emmys not only recognized worthy work in the present — today’s nominations rectified some past mistakes.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Constance Zimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown are not newcomers to the industry, of course, but it’s very gratifying to see that they were recognized for their stellar work on “Black-ish,” “UnReal” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” “Game of Thrones” is a genuine phenomenon at this point, but it’s gratifying to see Kit Harington and especially the ferociously talented Maisie Williams join the show’s other nominees. And it’s never sad to see truly gifted performers on lower-profile shows do well, which was the case with Tatiana Maslany (who got another nod »

- Maureen Ryan

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‘The Americans’: The Emmys Finally Nominated the Best Drama on Cable

14 July 2016 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just over a year ago, prior to the 2015 Emmy nominations, I put forth a theory to showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields as to why “The Americans” kept getting snubbed at the Emmys. After all, few other shows have been heralded by critics so consistently, passionately and unanimously, but, moreover, few programs seem as conducive to awards. It’s a period piece (always a favorite among older, nostalgic voters), so it’s got lavish production design, exquisite makeup work (those wigs!) and amazing costumes. The cast is top-notch, including an established star (Keri Russell) as well as a number of breakout performers (Matthew Rhys and Holly Taylor, among many more). And the story is intricate, emotionally-rewarding and consistently thrilling.

Read More: Why the Emmys Still Matter For Shows That Aren’t Nominated

So three years of almost total exclusion at the Emmys demand an explanation.

My best guess? TV Academy »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Americans’: The Emmys Finally Nominated the Best Drama on Cable

14 July 2016 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Just over a year ago, prior to the 2015 Emmy nominations, I put forth a theory to showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields as to why “The Americans” kept getting snubbed at the Emmys. After all, few other shows have been heralded by critics so consistently, passionately and unanimously, but, moreover, few programs seem as conducive to awards. It’s a period piece (always a favorite among older, nostalgic voters), so it’s got lavish production design, exquisite makeup work (those wigs!) and amazing costumes. The cast is top-notch, including an established star (Keri Russell) as well as a number of breakout performers (Matthew Rhys and Holly Taylor, among many more). And the story is intricate, emotionally-rewarding and consistently thrilling.

Read More: Why the Emmys Still Matter For Shows That Aren’t Nominated

So three years of almost total exclusion at the Emmys demand an explanation.

My best guess? TV Academy »

- Ben Travers

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33 Reasons Tim Riggins Will Forever Have Your Heart

11 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There's one small-screen, small-town football player that will always have our heart: Tim Riggins. Your favorite number 33, your Friday Night Lights crush Riggins has the long hair, the pensive stare, and the sexy bad-boy-but-also-sweet thing going for him, so you can't help but swoon over his every move (especially when he's shirtless during said moves). No, Taylor Kitsch's Riggins isn't perfect or anything, but there's something about his imperfections that makes him all the more lovable. Take a look at 33 very good-looking reasons you'll forever love Tim Riggins. »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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‘Other People’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon Laugh in the Face of Cancer

8 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In terms of an acting career, Jesse Plemons is without a doubt one of the most successful Friday Night Lights alums of all time. He’s had major roles in Breaking Bad and Fargo, and popped up in films by the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Spielberg. But he’s never really gotten to be a leading man until […]

The post ‘Other People’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon Laugh in the Face of Cancer appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Smollett Eats: Food Network Orders Series from Empire‘s Jussie Smollett

8 July 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Food Network has ordered the Smollett Eats TV show from Triage Entertainment. The cooking and entertaining show features Jake Smollett, Jocqui Smollett, Jojo Smollett, Empire's Jussie Smollett, Jazz Smollett, and Friday Night Lights' Jurnee Smollett-Bell.Jussie and Jurnee recently worked together in the first season of the Underground TV series on Wgn America. The series, which tells the stories of the heroes of the Underground Railroad, was renewed for a second season, back in April.Read More… »

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‘Other People’ Trailer: Molly Shannon Captivates As Mother Struggling With Cancer

8 July 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first trailer for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival opener, “Other People,” has just been released. Making his feature directorial debut, the movie is written by “Saturday Night Live” writer Chris Kelly and is inspired by his real life experiences.

“My mom passed away in September 2009 and I wrote the first draft of this in the summer of 2012,” Kelly had previously told IndieWire. “It didn’t just happen and instantly I was like, ‘I’m going to write a movie about this.’ It was when I decided I wanted to try to write a feature. I wanted to write something I felt I could do in a truthful way.”

Read More: Sundance: How ‘SNL’ Writer Chris Kelly Turned His Personal Pain Into a Festival Opener

Other People” is an emotional comedy-drama that stars Molly Shannon and Jesse Plemons. The story follows David (Plemons), a struggling comedy writer who recently broke up »

- Liz Calvario

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2016, So Far

8 July 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

10. “The Night Manager

It took Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier to finally bring John Le Carre’s espionage thriller to life, and boy, did she ever. The miniseries was striking in every way, from the global locales and picturesque hotels to the way characters were displayed upon such backdrops. More than just eye candy, Tom Hiddleston as soldier-turned-spy Jonathan Pine was a man with a mission, quietly stoic in the face of his nemesis Richard Roper, played with dangerous glee by Hugh Laurie. Olivia Colman brought the heart, Elizabeth Debicki the heartache and Tom Hollander a sense of impotent rage. The storytelling was large in scale yet intimate in how it played out, and it’s no wonder that viewers are hoping for more, even though Le Carre never wrote a sequel.

Read More: Tom Hiddleston: How His Passion For Challenging Roles Led From Asgard To Nashville & Potentially Bond (Exclusive Video)

9. “Silicon Valley

To many, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2016, So Far

8 July 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

10. “The Night Manager

It took Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier to finally bring John Le Carre’s espionage thriller to life, and boy, did she ever. The miniseries was striking in every way, from the global locales and picturesque hotels to the way characters were displayed upon such backdrops. More than just eye candy, Tom Hiddleston as soldier-turned-spy Jonathan Pine was a man with a mission, quietly stoic in the face of his nemesis Richard Roper, played with dangerous glee by Hugh Laurie. Olivia Colman brought the heart, Elizabeth Debicki the heartache and Tom Hollander a sense of impotent rage. The storytelling was large in scale yet intimate in how it played out, and it’s no wonder that viewers are hoping for more, even though Le Carre never wrote a sequel.

Read More: Tom Hiddleston: How His Passion For Challenging Roles Led From Asgard To Nashville & Potentially Bond (Exclusive Video)

9. “Silicon Valley

To many, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Matt Lauria Joins Hulu's Dimension 404

6 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kingdom‘s Matt Lauria is the latest TV vet to enter a strange new Dimension.

The actor has booked a guest appearance on Hulu’s Twilight Zone-esque anthology series Dimension 404, TVLine has learned.

RelatedFriday Night Lights Reunion Photos: Connie Britton Joins Cast at Atx Fest

Inspired by the Internet’s notorious “404” error code, the mystery thriller — which is comprised of six, self-contained, hour-long episodes (each boasting a twist ending!) — aims to “evoke that 3 a.m. feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know. »

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Matt Lauria, Utkarsh Ambudkar & Malcolm Barrett Join Hulu’s ‘Dimension 404’

6 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Matt Lauria (Kingdom, Friday Night Lights), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project) and Malcolm Barrett (Timeless, Dear White People) have joined the cast of Dimension 404, Hulu's six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology scripted series from RocketJump and Lionsgate. Inspired by the Internet's "404" error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 Am feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web and stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world… »

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Stacey Oristano Talks Netflix Revival

1 July 2016 3:58 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Gilmores forever. Stacey Oristano, a veteran of the Friday Night Lights  TV show which was cancelled by NBC after five seasons, is reportedly a huge fan of the Gilmore Girls  TV series. She worked with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino on the Bunheads TV series, which was cancelled after one season on ABC Family (now Freeform) and was thrilled to be cast in the Netflix revival series of movies: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.Oristano tells TV Insider that when the Gilmore Girls revival was announced, Sherman-Palladino promisted to write something especially for Oristano. The article quotes the actress as saying, "And I was like, ‘That’s the most amazing thing ever.’ I never honestly believe anything until it really happens. And then the weird part is it was the first time someone had written something specifically for me. It was »

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‘Nashville’ Season 5 Will Likely See Return Of Its Biggest Stars

30 June 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After “Nashville” was cancelled over at ABC, Cmt quickly resurrected the country music drama. Now, as they try to make the transition, it’s time to see which of the cast members will stick around.

According to TVLine, the entire original cast is almost set to return. Among those who will continue as series regulars for Season 5 include Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack

Previous reports also stated that Aubrey Peeples and Will Chase would not be returning to the series, but Variety learned that both actors are in talks to appear in a couple of episode to wrap up their storylines.

Nothing as this moment has been confirmed by either Lionsgate or Cmt.

Read More: ‘Nashville’s’ Renewal Reveals the Good and Bad Within Today’s TV Industry

The fifth season of “Nashville” will include 22 episodes »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Nashville’ Season 5 Will Likely See Return Of Its Biggest Stars

30 June 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After “Nashville” was cancelled over at ABC, Cmt quickly resurrected the country music drama. Now, as they try to make the transition, it’s time to see which of the cast members will stick around.

According to TVLine, the entire original cast is almost set to return. Among those who will continue as series regulars for Season 5 include Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack

Previous reports also stated that Aubrey Peeples and Will Chase would not be returning to the series, but Variety learned that both actors are in talks to appear in a couple of episode to wrap up their storylines.

Nothing as this moment has been confirmed by either Lionsgate or Cmt.

Read More: ‘Nashville’s’ Renewal Reveals the Good and Bad Within Today’s TV Industry

The fifth season of “Nashville” will include 22 episodes »

- Liz Calvario

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The 11 Most Honest Portrayals of Abortion on TV

28 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, which overruled a Texas abortion law that would shut down all but a handful of clinics across the state, was the most significant decision on abortion the court has made in the last 20 years. While abortion is a constant hot topic in terms of governmental policy, it is rarely addressed on our televisions, outside of CNN or Fox News. And when it is addressed, TV shows have a tendency to shy away from honestly portraying how real women deal with unwanted pregnancies.

Read More: Tribeca: A Director Explains Her Difficult Journey to Make ‘Abortion: Stories Women Tell’

Starting with the famous “Maude” storyline in 1972 and continuing all the way to a shocking “Scandal” midseason finale, we’re taking stock of the most honest portrayals of abortion on television.

Maude” (1972)

Episode: “Maude’s Dilemma,” Parts 1 and 2

In 1972, a few months prior to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, »

- Kate Halliwell

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The 11 Most Honest Portrayals of Abortion on TV

28 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, which overruled a Texas abortion law that would shut down all but a handful of clinics across the state, was the most significant decision on abortion the court has made in the last 20 years. While abortion is a constant hot topic in terms of governmental policy, it is rarely addressed on our televisions, outside of CNN or Fox News. And when it is addressed, TV shows have a tendency to shy away from honestly portraying how real women deal with unwanted pregnancies.

Read More: Tribeca: A Director Explains Her Difficult Journey to Make ‘Abortion: Stories Women Tell’

Starting with the famous “Maude” storyline in 1972 and continuing all the way to a shocking “Scandal” midseason finale, we’re taking stock of the most honest portrayals of abortion on television.

Maude” (1972)

Episode: “Maude’s Dilemma,” Parts 1 and 2

In 1972, a few months prior to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, »

- Kate Halliwell

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Kyle Chandler Is the Supple Spine of ‘Bloodline’ (Emmy Video)

27 June 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bloodline” Season 2, now streaming on Netflix, is a must-see. And much of the credit goes to its star, Kyle Chandler.

From “Damages” creators Todd and Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, the feverish Florida neo-noir is a dysfunctional family drama that reveals how and why three siblings would turn on their oldest brother (Ben Mendelsohn). The writers were fascinated by the roles taken on by each member of a family, from the black sheep to the fixer. When volatile wild card Danny Rayburn re-enters the scene, he disrupts the Rayburn family, led by its hotelier and matriarch (Sissy Spacek) and local detective John Rayburn (Chandler). (Mendelsohn and Chandler both scored acting Emmy nominations for Season 1.)

In Season 2, John and his two agitated siblings (Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz) must deal with the aftermath of Danny’s murder. Danny haunts them in more ways than one, not only messing with their heads, »

- Anne Thompson

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Kyle Chandler Is the Supple Spine of ‘Bloodline’ (Emmy Video)

27 June 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Bloodline” Season 2, now streaming on Netflix, is a must-see. And much of the credit goes to its star, Kyle Chandler.

 

From “Damages” creators Todd and Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, the feverish Florida neo-noir is a dysfunctional family drama that reveals how and why three siblings would turn on their oldest brother (Ben Mendelsohn). The writers were fascinated by the roles taken on by each member of a family, from the black sheep to the fixer. When volatile wild card Danny Rayburn re-enters the scene, he disrupts the Rayburn family, led by its hotelier and matriarch (Sissy Spacek) and local detective John Rayburn (Chandler). (Mendelsohn and Chandler both scored acting Emmy nominations for Season 1.)

In Season 2, John and his two agitated siblings (Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz) must deal with the aftermath of Danny’s murder. Danny haunts them in more ways than one, not only messing with their heads, »

- Anne Thompson

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