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After last year’s unconventionally timed telecast on a Monday night in August, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are once again on a Sunday, back on the third week of September (the start to the television season). Likewise, the most beloved awards shindigs have returned to their traditional nights as well. Here’s where the small screen’s biggest stars will be wining, dining, donating and dancing off during the decadent week-long toast to primetime TV.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
“The Best in Television” Emmy Exhibit Opening: 5 p.m., The Hollywood Museum
A VIP reception will launch this exclusive showcase featuring the largest selection of costumes and props from this year’s nominated shows (like “American Horror Story,” “Orphan Black” and “Orange is the New Black”), on display through Nov. 1.
Writers Nominee Reception: 7 p.m., Montage Beverly Hills Terrace
- Jasmin Rosemberg
Warrior is back in the ring. The martial arts drama from Traveler creator David Digilio and Parkes/MacDonald is returning to pilot contention, this time at Fox. The network has ordered a new script for the project, originally developed and piloted by NBC last season. It centers on a broken woman who works undercover – with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master – to bring down an international crime lord. Warrior, produced by Universal TV… »
Viola Davis is no stranger to television, having appeared in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Traveler and United States of Tara. It wasn't until she was cast as the lead in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, however, that the 49-year-old actress began to receive the acclaim she deserved. Davis had worked with some of the biggest directors and actors in Hollywood on stage and screen, but many times, she felt marginalized as a nonwhite actor in film. When Shonda Rhimes and Peter Norwalk came calling, the star jumped at the chance to play a mysterious law professor named Annalise Keating. "There was absolutely no precedent for it. I had never seen a 49-year-old, dark-skinned woman who is »
NBC has ordered a pilot for the martial arts adventure series, “Warrior.”
The one-hour drama follows a heroine on the hunt to bring down an international crime lord. Throughout her journey, she receives physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master.
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The project reunite Digilio with Parkes and MacDonald after they worked on NBC’s short lived show “Crossbones.”
See photos: NBC Orders »
- Alicia Banks
4 items from 2015
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