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Lyric R. Cabral, Michelle Latimer, and More Announced as 2018 Field of Vision Fellows

Cabral: Field of Vision

First Look Media’s documentary unit, Field of Vision, has announced a new fellowship. A press release also revealed the year-long, collaborative program’s 2018’s fellows, and three of four of them are women. Designed to support filmmakers in achieving their long-term artistic goals, the fellowship will offer its participants assistance with “creating a framework for idea development, creative support, and a grant,” and Field of Vision will present workshops on topics such as research and legal issues.

The 2018 female fellows are Lyric R. Cabral, Michelle Latimer, and Garret Bradley. They were selected from filmmakers who had collaborated with Field of Vision over the last three years.

Cabral was awarded an Emmy for her directorial debut, “(T)error.” The doc screened at more than 50 festivals.

Latimer’s credits include Viceland docuseries “Rise” and Sundance short “Choke.” She’s currently working on a film adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Inconvenient Indian.
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SNL Scribe Mikey Day Joins Cast

SNL Scribe Mikey Day Joins Cast
Fresh off his on-camera run on NBC’s summer variety series Maya & Marty, Saturday Night Live writer Mikey Day is making the transition to featured player on the long-running sketch series.

Day, who has been with SNL since 2013 (and whose handiwork includes the always entertaining “Close Encounter” sketch embedded below), will join the cast for Season 42, premiering Saturday, Oct. 1. His previous writing credits also include The Underground, Robot Chicken and Incredible Crew, while his on-camera work includes Wild ‘N Out and “correspondent” segments on Jay Leno’s assorted talk shows.

Though their Chris Redd intel has since been denied, The
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"Red Tails" Wins Best Picture at NAACP Image Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners!

Here's the complete list of winners; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

44th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Motion Picture

Motion Picture

.Beasts of the Southern Wild. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

.Django Unchained. (The Weinstein Company)

.Flight. (Paramount Pictures)

.Red Tails. (Lucasfilm) . Winner

.Tyler Perry.s Good Deeds. (Lionsgate)

Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Washington . .Flight. (Paramount Pictures) . Winner

Jamie Foxx . .Django Unchained. (The Weinstein Company)

Morgan Freeman . .The Magic of Belle Isle. (Magnolia Pictures)

Suraj Sharma . .Life of Pi. (20th Century Fox)

Tyler Perry . .Alex Cross. (Summit Entertainment)

Actress in a Motion Picture

Emayatzy Corinealdi . .Middle of Nowhere. (Aafrm)

Halle Berry . .Cloud Atlas. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Loretta Devine . .In The Hive. (Eone Entertainment)

Quvenzhané Wallis . .Beasts of the Southern Wild. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Viola Davis . .Won.t Back Down. (20th Century Fox) - Winner

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

David Oyelowo . .Middle of Nowhere. (Affrm)

Don Cheadle
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Nominees of the 44th NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image Awards have announced the nominees for their 44th annual awards show during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Niecy Nash (The Soul Man), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Tyler James Williams (Go On), and Zendaya (Shake It Up!) announced the categories and nominees.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event, which will air live on Friday, February 1 (8 Et live/Pt tape-delayed) on NBC.

Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 44Th NAACP Image Awards:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

"Glee" (Fox)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"The Game" (Bet)

"The Mindy Project" (Fox)

"The Soul Man" (TV
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TV Review: ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23’ Return to Crowded Night

Chicago – Two comedies that were on the bubble of cancellation just a few months ago are being thrown into the deep end on Tuesday nights by ABC, starting tonight. “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt. 23” return at 8pm Cst and face off with similarly skewing comedies on NBC (“Go On” & “The New Normal”) and Fox (“New Girl” & “The Mindy Project”).All of these shows are also reaching a point where they’re being watched more on Hulu or other On Demand services than live. So how will their success be determined?

Television Rating: 3.5/5.0

Perhaps there’s a better question — which ones are worth your time? I think the reason I lead with the pile-up of similar programming is because the quality level is also similar across the board. “New Girl” is probably the best of the six comedies but ABC may have the best overall hour
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'Old Christine's' Tricia O'Kelley joins Roseanne Barr pilot at NBC

'Old Christine's' Tricia O'Kelley joins Roseanne Barr pilot at NBC
TV's pilot season is starting to wind down, but a few final pieces of casting are taking place, including a changeup in Roseanne Barr's NBC comedy and CBS finding the the final lead for its comedy "Super Fun Night."

- Tricia O'Kelley, who played mean mom Marly Eckhardt on "The New Adventures of Old Christine," has joined the cast of "Downwardly Mobile," Barr's comedy pilot set at mobile home park. She replaces Salli Richardson ("Eureka"), who according to Deadline "could not sync up" with the other actors when the pilot had a run-through last week.

O'Kelley's character, Mrs. Denby, is the wife of a hedge-fund manager who has just lost all his money and hates being in the mobile park. She will clash with Barr's character, Rose, who manages the park. O'Kelley's credits also include recurring parts on "Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Gilmore Girls."

Other casting news,
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Unsolicited Network Notes for "Happy Endings"

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It’s back! Happy Endings, the sitcom starring six attractive young Chicagoans, returns this week with its fizzy brand of hip comedy. It stars some familiar faces--such as Casey Wilson from SNL, who was criminally axed after one season. And Elisha Cuthbert, who was criminally kidnapped quite often on 24. They’re joined by Eliza Coupe (Scrubs), Zachary Knighton (FlashForward), Damon Wayans Jr. (writer and actor on The Underground), and Adam Pally (Taking Woodstock).

Happy Endings’ first season was hit and miss--often within the same episode. It made for frustrating viewing because it clearly has the potential to be a big hit (which is why ABC has given it the time slot right after Modern Family on Wednesday nights). The cast is solid and the writing was frequently almost there.

Because we at AfterElton like to be helpful, here are a few unsolicited suggestions for the show’s writers and producers
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TV Upfronts 2011: Full Video Previews of Fox’s 2011-2012 Shows! Alcatraz, New Girl and More!

Fox has released all the upcoming video previews for their new shows that will air this fall. If you’d like to know when they are on then check out our previous article with all the 2011-2012 TV shows that will hit later this year. You can also see where your favorite returning shows will be.

When San Francisco Police Department Det. Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones, “Sons of Anarchy”) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, “The Nine”), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer (Robert Forster, “Jackie Brown”), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill, “Jurassic Park”) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed. Madsen
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Fox Announces 2011-2012 Schedule

Fox enters the ring on the new year schedules, and they have a few interesting items on the agenda. Check out all the info below.

Launching this fall is the highly anticipated singing competition series The X Factor, which marks the return of Simon Cowell to Fox. Cowell, along with Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul, will judge the U.S. version of the international television phenomenon that will award an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music to the next global superstar or breakout music group.

Epic family adventure series Terra Nova, executive-produced by Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Jurassic Park”), Peter Chernin, René Echevarria (“Castle,” “The 4400”) and Brannon Braga (“24”) and starring Jason O’Mara (“Life On Mars”) and Stephen Lang (“Avatar”), premieres in the fall. The ambitious series follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as
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Fox Announces Full Fall Primetime Schedule

Fox has release it's full primetime schedule for Fall 2011-12. This includes new shows such as Terra Nova, New Girl, The X-Factor, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, the animated Napoleon Dynamite series and J.J. Abrams Alcatraz which is my most anticipated of all the new series. Below you will find the full schedule along with a synopsis for each new TV series. Check it out and tell us what shows you are most looking forward to.

Fox Fall 2011 Primetime Schedule

(All Times Et/Pt)

Monday

8:00-9:00 Pm Terra Nova (new)

9:00-10:00 Pm House

Tuesday

8:00-9:00 Pm Glee

9:00-9:30 Pm New Girl (wt) (new)

9:30-10:00 Pm Raising Hope

Wednesday

8:00-9:30 Pm The X Factor Performance Show (new)

9:30-10:00 Pm I Hate My Teenage Daughter (wt) (new)

Thursday

8:00-9:00 Pm The X Factor Results Show (new
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TV News: Fox Announces Fall Schedule, Details New Series

Chicago – Fox made their Fall schedule official this morning, putting to rest any lingering hope for fans of “The Chicago Code” (or the other four canceled bubble programs) and detailing what will air when.

Allen Gregory

Photo credit: Fox

With aggressive new programs on three nights of the week, Fox isn’t rocking the boat with their renewals — “House” will air on Mondays, “Glee” & “Raising Hope” on Tuesdays, “Bones” on Thursdays, and “Fringe” on Friday.

In the Fall, “Terra Nova,” “New Girl,” “The X Factor,” “Allen Gregory,” and “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” will premiere on Fox. Show descriptions are below.

Canceled programs include “The Chicago Code,” “Traffic Light,” “Breaking In,” “Lie to Me,” and “Human Target.”

Mondays will feature “Terra Nova” and “House.”

Tuesdays start with “Glee,” followed by new comedy “New Girl” and “Raising Hope.”

Wednesdays features “The X Factor” and comedy “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.”

Thursdays
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Fox unveils 2011-12 fall and midseason schedules

Fox unveils 2011-12 fall and midseason schedules
Monday-saurus!

Fox revealed its fall and midseason schedule this morning which includes Steven Spielberg’s dino-drama Terra Nova on Mondays and The X-Factor taking over the American Idol slots on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Glee will continue to rule Tuesdays, leading into freshman comedy New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel and the return of Raising Hope. New comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter will have a Factor lead-in on Wednesday while Bones will continue to have a singing competition opening act on Thursdays. All told, four new comedies and three dramas will join Fox next season, replacing cancelled titles like Human Target and Lie to Me.
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ABC picks up Tim Allen comedy, renews 'Happy Endings'

ABC picks up Tim Allen comedy, renews 'Happy Endings'
Tim Allen’s return to primetime is a go: ABC ordered a new comedy that will star the Home Improvement star as a traditional manly-man in a progressive world. The laugher also will feature Nancy Travis, who will play Allen’s “smart and loving wife who doesn’t miss much.” Hector Elizondo will serve as Allen’s boss Ed.

The comedy is titled Last Man Standing and is from the Emmy-winning Jack Burditt (The Mike O’Malley Show, Inside Schwartz). ABC also picked up Apartment 23 (which previously had the rather great but ultimately doomed title Don’t Trust the Bitch
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Happy Dad: Damon Wayans Talks About Jr.'s Hit Sitcom, His Own Pilot, and TV's Reality Illness

Happy Dad: Damon Wayans Talks About Jr.'s Hit Sitcom, His Own Pilot, and TV's Reality Illness
Damon Wayans Jr. brings top comedic chops to his role as Brad on ABC’s Happy Endings (Wednesdays at 10/9c) — no surprise given the very funny family tree from which he fell. So when the producers of the freshman comedy got wind that Damon Wayans Sr. was game to return to the small screen via his son’s show, they immediately got to work breaking Brad’s dad.

Here, the alum of such TV fare as In Living Color, My Wife and Kids and The Underground previews his Happy father’s day, shares a peek at his CBS comedy pilot,
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Damon Wayans on Working With His Son on 'Happy Endings' ... and Why They Went Clubbing Together

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Damon Wayans on Working With His Son on 'Happy Endings' ... and Why They Went Clubbing Together
Filed under: Reality-Free, Features, Celebrity Interviews

If you've been watching the new ABC relationship comedy 'Happy Endings' and noticed that one of the actors looks and acts a lot like Damon Wayans, you're right. That actor is Damon Wayans, just not the one you usually think of. It's Damon Wayans Jr., son of the 'In Living Color' and 'My Wife and Kids' star. And if you ask Damon Wayans Sr., he's pretty proud of his son.

"Everybody says the same thing about him, that he's just a great guy, they just love him," Damon Sr. told me last week. "I call him Pancakes, because everybody loves pancakes."

Tonight, Damon Sr. will appear on 'Happy Endings' as -- what else? -- the uptight father of Damon Jr.'s character Brad, who lets loose after a health scare. The two have worked together before; Damon Jr. was a
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Elisha Cuthbert stars in 'Happy Endings'

Elisha Cuthbert stars in ‘Happy Endings

Interview by Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net

Elisha Cuthbert

Photo courtesy of ABC/Craig SjodinActress Elisha Cuthbert, who is best known for her role as Kim Bauer on the Fox drama “24” (starring Keifer Sutherland), and such films as “The Girl Next Door” (2004), “House of Wax” (2005), and the heart-pounding thriller “Captivity” (2007), returns to television in the new ABC comedy series “Happy Endings.” Although she is known for her dramatic on-screen performances, Cuthbert is taking on a new challenge – the television sitcom.

In the modern romantic comedy, “Happy Endings,” which recently premiered on ABC, she plays Alex, a runaway bride who leaves her fiancé at the altar. But her tightly knit group of friends is still bound together by their determination to negotiate the breakup, while still remaining friends with both Alex and her fiancé Dave.

In a recent interview with the series creator David Caspe
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TV Review: ABC’s Comedy ‘Happy Endings’ Breaks Streak of Awful ‘Friends’ Rip-Offs

Chicago – ABC’s new sitcom “Happy Endings” is undeniably yet another “Friends” rip-off, an attempt to make a pal-com about relationships, misunderstandings, and good buddies. I’ve seen enough of these things that I automatically get a bit defensive when they appear on my desk. If you sat through junk like “Traffic Light” and “Perfect Couples,” you would too. So no one is more surprised than me to report that “Happy Endings” works. It isn’t perfect but it’s much closer to the quality level of its inspiration than anything we’ve seen in the last few years.

TV Rating: 3.5/5.0

Remember how “Friends” opened with Ross being left at the altar by his wife? Guess what happens in the opening scene of “Happy Endings”? As if the 3-guys-3-girls parallel and general style of the show didn’t make its inspiration clear enough, “Happy Endings” opens with the same conceit,
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Happy Endings TV Review

ABC's Happy Endings is yet another in a growing list of recent premieres with titles that don't make a lot of sense to me (Don't get me started on Fox's Traffic Light, which at one point had the perfectly sensible working title Mixed Signals). A sort of next-gen Friends, Happy Endings kicks things up a notch by opening with the wedding of two of the six... friends. Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave (Zachary Knighton) are at the altar when Alex suddenly bolts, and that puts the entire group in a very sticky situation.

The remaining members of this particular social network - Alex's sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe) and husband Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.), Max (Adam Pally) and Penny (Casey Wilson) - find out that life can get complicated when the people you spend all of your time with are struck by life-altering events.

Alex takes off on the Honeymoon, and the group,
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First Look: Happy Endings Trailer Touts Elisha Cuthbert On a Trampoline, Lost Tongue Rings

First Look: Happy Endings Trailer Touts Elisha Cuthbert On a Trampoline, Lost Tongue Rings
ABC wants to give you a happy ending after a Wednesday night line-up loaded with laughs. The fittingly titled Happy Endings may be just the show to do it, and we’ve got a first look at the new comedy’s full-length trailer.

Save the Dates: ABC Announces Season Finales

Sneak-peeking April 13 after Modern Family (before moving to its regular Wednesdays-at-10 slot), Happy Endings stars Zachary Knighton (FlashForward) and Elisa Cuthbert (24) as Dave and Alex, would-be-marrieds that fail to seal the deal when the bride jilts the groom at the altar. Once Alex comes slinking back, it sets the stage
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ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates for Happy Endings and Mr. Sunshine

Midseason schedules have already been announced from Fox and NBC, but now ABC has revealed their plans for the midseason with the premieres of the new comedy series Mr. Sunshine starring Matthew Perry and Happy Endings featuring Elisha Cuthbert (24). As a result of the new comedy premieres, Courtney Cox’s Cougar Town will not return to the schedule until Wednesday, April 13th. Starting that same Wednesday ABC will premiere a three-hour comedy block starting with The Middle and concluding with Modern Family Fan Favorite episodes. For a full rundown of the new schedule and details on ABC’s two new comedy series premieres, hit the jump.

Mr. Sunshine follows Ben Donovan (Matthew Perry), a self-involved manager of a San Diego sports arena, the Sunshine Center, where curious mishaps and bizarre requests are nothing more than ordinary. Allison Janney (The West Wing) also joins in the laughs as his boss and arena owner Crystal,
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