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The 25 Sexiest TV Scenes on Premium Cable of the Last 25 Years

21 September 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the days before premium cable, television was a squeaky-clean place for the most part. The traditional networks rarely dared to push boundaries when it came to graphic sexual content for fear of pissing off advertisers. (And when they did, as with ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” affiliates and advertisers did indeed balk on cue.)

But then came HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and a slew of other networks, which asked for a little extra subscriber cash, but offered in exchange unfiltered violence, language, and sex. Without that creative freedom, it’s doubtful that television as a storytelling art form would have evolved in the same way, especially when it comes to sex — one of the most primal aspects of humanity that the broadcast networks kept behind closed doors for far too long.

Because different things are sexy to different people, this list is unranked — streaming platforms and ad-supported cable networks will be saved for future lists. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Steve Greene, Liz Shannon Miller and Michael Schneider

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The 25 Sexiest TV Scenes on Premium Cable of the Last 25 Years

21 September 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the days before premium cable, television was a squeaky-clean place for the most part. The traditional networks rarely dared to push boundaries when it came to graphic sexual content for fear of pissing off advertisers. (And when they did, as with ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” affiliates and advertisers did indeed balk on cue.)

But then came HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and a slew of other networks, which asked for a little extra subscriber cash, but offered in exchange unfiltered violence, language, and sex. Without that creative freedom, it’s doubtful that television as a storytelling art form would have evolved in the same way, especially when it comes to sex — one of the most primal aspects of humanity that the broadcast networks kept behind closed doors for far too long.

Because different things are sexy to different people, this list is unranked — streaming platforms and ad-supported cable networks will be saved for future lists. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Steve Greene, Liz Shannon Miller and Michael Schneider

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Pamela Adlon on Directing Every Episode of Season 2 of Her Remarkable FX Series ‘Better Things’

13 September 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On the coffee table in Pamela Adlon’s sunny Sherman Oaks office, within easy reach of her comfortable, blanket-strewn couch, is a book of photographs by Vivian Maier.

Maier, who worked as a nanny in Chicago for years, took the art world by storm when her work came to light a few years ago. Unknown before her death (her negatives were discovered after she died in 2009), she was keenly interested in all kinds of humans, from homeless people and children to shoppers and socialites. Her uncontrived images grab the viewer in part because they don’t traffic in sentimentality or cliché.

The same can be said for Adlon, creator of FX’s “Better Things,” which returns Sept. 14. After a critically acclaimed first season, she has gone full auteur. Not only did she serve as showrunner and star once again (earning an Emmy nomination for best actress in a comedy), but she also directed every episode of the »

- Maureen Ryan

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Pamela Adlon on 'Better Things,' Single Mom Guilt and Feeling 'Like a Dude'

12 September 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"You want a glass of Burgundy?" Pamela Adlon asks, encouragingly, as she sits down in a ritzy Beverly Hills restaurant. The multi-hyphenate force behind FX's Better Things then gestures to her full face of makeup, which has been professionally applied for a photo shoot: "By the way, this is not me." She catches a glimpse of her smoky eyes in a nearby mirror, she yanks out a few fake lashes. When the beverages arrive in giant goblets that make the pours look a little stingy, she offers a polite thanks. »

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Giveaway – Win a Goon: Last of the Enforcers T-shirt

2 September 2017 10:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, in UK cinemas 8th September, we have an official t-shirt available to giveaway courtesy of Vertigo Releasing.

This star-studded, pumped up sequel to the smash hit comedy Goon is a foul-mouthed, action-packed and hilarious excursion into the wild, knock-em-out world of ice hockey that sees the original cast returning for more bone- cracking and rib-tickling mayhem.

American Pie’s legendary Stifler, Seann William Scott, is simply sensational – putting as much humour as he does pathos – as the don’t give a puck hockey star Doug Glatt (based on the life of American maverick Doug Smith) – a role he was born to play, at least twice. He’s supported here with a top drawer cast including Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, Spotlight) and Alison Pill (Midnight In Paris, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), reprising their roles from the first film, Elisha Cuthbert »

- Gary Collinson

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‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive

29 August 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

White Famous” is loosely based on the career of Jamie Foxx, but it might also apply to the path taken by its star, Jay Pharoah. Pharoah, who was lauded as a superstar in the making when he joined “Saturday Night Live” in 2010, was instead surprisingly cut from the show in 2016.

Pharoah is known for his spot-on impersonations of celebrities like Jay-z and Denzel Washington. But ultimately he felt underutilized by the show. “You go where you’re appreciated,” he told a radio station earlier this year. “They put people into boxes and whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. And I’m fiery. I’m not a yes n—-.”

In “White Famous,” Pharoah’s character, young comedian Floyd Mooney, must navigate similar tricky situations – while staying true to himself and his credibility – as he strives for a career that makes him, in the words of »

- Michael Schneider

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‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive

29 August 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

White Famous” is loosely based on the career of Jamie Foxx, but it might also apply to the path taken by its star, Jay Pharoah. Pharoah, who was lauded as a superstar in the making when he joined “Saturday Night Live” in 2010, was instead surprisingly cut from the show in 2016.

Pharoah is known for his spot-on impersonations of celebrities like Jay-z and Denzel Washington. But ultimately he felt underutilized by the show. “You go where you’re appreciated,” he told a radio station earlier this year. “They put people into boxes and whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. And I’m fiery. I’m not a yes n—-.”

In “White Famous,” Pharoah’s character, young comedian Floyd Mooney, must navigate similar tricky situations – while staying true to himself and his credibility – as he strives for a career that makes him, in the words of »

- Michael Schneider

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Pamela Adlon Gave the World ‘Better Things’ Exactly When It Was Needed Most

25 August 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you live in the world long enough — really out there, l-i-v-i-n, as they say — you’ll find the truth. That, or the truth will find you.

Pamela Adlon has been livin’ in the proper sense for some time now. An Emmy-nominated writer and producer of “Louie” and a beloved character actress from long-running series like “Californication” and “King of the Hill” (yup, she’s Bobby Hill), Adlon built a career many would envy. From that experience, “Better Things” was built; Adlon’s first starring role in her own series (co-created with Louis C.K.), her voice sounded out loud and clear from the start.

She found the truth of the world, crafting episodes about teens acknowledging their sexuality and her mother’s casual racism. Adlon pushed back against sleazy Hollywood sexism and the patriarchy in general. She took the stage — literally — to sound off on how the shared burden of »

- Ben Travers

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Mischa Barton Joins Now-filming ‘Painkillers’

23 August 2017 7:12 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Bloody Disgusting reported back in April that Roxy Shih (Dark/Web, The Tribe) will direct Painkillers, a dramatic thriller with major horror elements written by Giles Daoust. Now, we can report that the film will feature Mischa Barton (Sixth Sense, Homecoming, The Basement), alongside the previously announced Adam Huss (pictured; “Power”), Madeline Zima (“Californication”, “Twin Peaks”), and Grant Bowler (“Defiance”, “True Blood”), with Debra Wilson (“Mad TV”) and Naomi […] »

- Brad Miska

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How The Clash Became an Integral Part of the ‘Stranger Things’ Musical Emmy Nomination

18 August 2017 4:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The use of The Clash’s 1982 hit single, “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” in “Stranger Things” is a great example of why there’s a new Emmy category this season honoring the creativity of the music supervisor. The Duffer Brothers inserted the song into their ’80s sci-fi script to emotionally connect the Indiana family that’s separated by the Upside Down dimension. However, if Emmy-nominated music supervisor Nora Felder hadn’t convinced The Clash of its importance, the Duffers would’ve had to find a replacement.

Fortunately, the “Stranger Things” showrunners (Matt and Ross Duffer) were never aware there was even a problem obtaining the licensing rights. “It was my job to protect them,” said Felder Thursday night during a Q&A panel discussion. “They were worried about trivializing the song and needed to see how it was going to be used in scenes, and for the first »

- Bill Desowitz

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Pamela Adlon and Anthony Anderson Talk Tapping Into Personal Stories on the Road to Emmy

16 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pamela Adlon and Anthony Anderson both logged many years as supporting players before getting the chance to star in comedy series that are deeply rooted in their own lives. Anderson has earned three consecutive Emmy nominations for lead comedy actor for his work on ABC’s “Black-ish.” Adlon elbowed past competitors on higher-profile shows to land a nom for her auteur vehicle, FX’s “Better Things.” Anderson took a break from filming season four and Adlon ducked out of post-production on season two to speak with Variety about their work, their career trajectories and why it truly is a win simply to be nominated for an Emmy.

What is the value of an Emmy nomination to an actor who is already well-established?

Pamela Adlon: It feels surreal. It wasn’t even on my radar on the day that they announced it because I’m pretty happy just being able to make my own show. I »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Shameless’ Season 8, ‘White Famous,’ ‘Smilf’

7 August 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has announced the premiere dates for Season 8 of “Shameless” and its new comedies “White Famous” and “SMILF.”

Shameless” Season 8 will kick off on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Season eight finds the Gallaghers on an upswing – Frank (William H. Macy) comes out of a drug-induced haze and decides it’s finally time to be a contributing member of society, while Fiona (Emmy Rossum) faces hard decisions when she discovers her success as a landlord may mean someone else’s misfortune. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) struggles with unexpected sacrifices he must make to stay sober, while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) takes up a cause in hopes of getting back with Trevor. Debbie (Emma Kenney) builds her future at welding school while juggling life as a single working mom, as Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) gets creative finding tuition money after he loses his scholarship. Meanwhile, Liam (Christian Isaiah) discovers just how different the Gallaghers are from the families »

- Joe Otterson

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Watch the Trailers for Showtime Comedies 'White Famous,' 'Smilf'

7 August 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Showtime on Monday used its brief afternoon at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour to unveil the first-look trailers at its upcoming comedies White Famous and Smilf.

White Famous hails from Californication creator Tom Kapinos, who penned the script for the series. The project is based on an original idea by Jamie Foxx and his experiences coming up through the business. A co-production between Lionsgate Television and Showtime, White Famous focuses on a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah), whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Californication: Meagan Good Reprising Her Role for White Famous Series

4 August 2017 6:05 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Meagan Good will reprise the role of Kali, from the fifth season of Californication, in the White Famous TV show on Showtime. Californication creator, Tom Kapinos, co-created White Famous with Jamie Foxx. Also guest starring in White Famous, season one, are Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Natalie Zea. A half-hour comedy, White Famous centers on a rising young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Jay Pharoah), who is trying to hold onto his credibility as he moves toward becoming "white famous." The Showtime cast also includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, Cleopatra Coleman, and Foxx. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV News Roundup: First Look at Bobby Cannavale from ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3 Released

4 August 2017 4:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Bobby Cannavale’s “Mr. Robot” character gets a first-look image, while Umc has released premiere dates for upcoming series.

Casting

Meagan Good is set to guest star in two upcoming episodes of Showtime’s “White Famous,” reprising her role as Kali in Showtime’s “Californication.” Kali is a young pop star who is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (Jay Pharoah) and mother of his son. Good played the lead role in the Steven Spielberg series “Minority Report” and will star in the title role of the upcoming series “Foxy Brown.” She will also be seen in the films “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night” and “Motivated Seller.” “White Famous” is loosely based on Jamie Foxx’s experiences in the coming up in the stand-up industry and comes from “Californication” creator Tom Kapinos.

First Looks

USA Network has released a first look image (above) of Bobby Cannavale »

- Erin Nyren

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Fall TV First Impression: Marvel's Inhumans

4 August 2017 1:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including the maiden space voyage of Fox’s Orville, NBC’s look at Brave heroes and the story of CBS’ Young Sheldon. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots. 

Next up on our list….

The Show | Marvel’s Inhumans (Fridays at 9/8c; following an IMAX run starting Sept. 1, the two-hour premiere airs Sept. 29 at 8 pm)

The Competition | CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, Fox’s The Exorcist, NBC’s Dateline and The CW’s Jane the Virgin

Related Read Our First Impressions of ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley, »

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TVLine Items: Arrow's FBI Nemesis, Titans Casts Raven and More

4 August 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Adrian Chase may be no more, but Arrow‘s secret identity is still by no means safe.

Sydelle Noel — aka Glow‘s wrestling coach Cherry Bang — will recur as Samandra Watson, a no-nonsense FBI agent tasked with investigating Oliver Queen’s connection to the Green Arrow, our sister site Variety reports.

RelatedArrow-verse’s Next 4-Show Crossover Event Set for Two Nights in November

It was announced last month that Person of Interest and Lost alum Michael Emerson will also recur in the upcoming season in a mystery role.

Arrow Season 6 premieres Oct. 12, now airing Thursdays at 9/8c.

Ready »

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Meagan Good Reprising 'Californication' Role in New Showtime Comedy

4 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Showtime's forthcoming comedy White Famous is staging a unique Californication reunion.

Actress Meagan Good has been tapped to appear in two episodes of the forthcoming comedy starring Jay Pharoah — and she'll be reprising her role from the premium cable network's Californication.

Good reprises Kali, a young pop star who is friends with Sadie (Cleopatra Coleman), the ex-girlfriend of Floyd (SNL alum Pharoah) and mother of his son. With the role, Good reunites with Californication showrunner Tom Kapinos on the comedy exec produced by Jamie Foxx.

Set to premiere in the fall, White Famous is based on Foxx’s experiences »

- Lesley Goldberg

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‘Painkillers’ Gets a Monster Cast

3 August 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Bloody Disgusting reported back in April that Roxy Shih (Dark/Web, The Tribe) will direct Painkillers, a dramatic thriller with major horror elements written by Giles Daoust. Now, we can report that the film will feature Adam Huss (pictured; “Power”), Madeline Zima (“Californication”, “Twin Peaks”), and Grant Bowler (“Defiance”, “True Blood”), with Debra Wilson (“Mad TV”) and Naomi Grossman (“American Horror […] »

- Brad Miska

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Judy Greer

31 July 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

After starring in some of the biggest productions on both television and film, one would expect an actor to be very familiar to fans. However, despite their enormous talent, some actors manage to still fly under the radar. This is the case with the remarkably talented and beautiful Judy Greer. Greer has starred in shows like Arrested Development, Californication, and Archer. She has also appeared in films like What Women Want and 13 Going on 30. Greer’s career shows no signs of slowing down, as she has appeared in several productions already in 2017 and has many booked for coming

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Judy Greer »

- Timothy Hickey

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