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The race for the Emmys has officially begun. Voting for the TV Academy’s top honors is now open until June 26 — exclusively online for the first time ever — and ballots for all categories are available for viewing.
Variety perused some of the top categories to check out the inevitable oddities, including series left out of consideration (wherefore art thou, “Cougar Town”?) and key performers guaranteed not to get nominated because they’re not on the ballot (sorry, Max Greenfield).
– It was news when the TV Academy’s new attempt to define half-hours as comedies and hourlong series as dramas resulted in “Orange Is the New Black” moving to drama series contention this year. (Meanwhile “Glee” and “Shameless” stayed in comedy, along with newcomer “Jane the Virgin.”) But somehow hourlongs “Devious Maids” (Lifetime) and “Hart of Dixie” (the CW) wound up in the comedy category too, with no fanfare.
– “NCIS: La »
- Geoff Berkshire
Daddy's little girl! David Beckham spent some quality time with daughter Harper over the weekend -- and this new photo of him teaching her how to ride her bike is one of the cutest things Ever. "Look at my big girl Day One - No stabilizers," he captioned the precious Instagram pic. In the black and white snap, the 40-year-old holds on to the end of the toddler's bike as she peddles away in their yard. The youngest of the Beckham clan looks adorable in her helmet and pig tails! Victoria Beckham's other half loves spending time with his 31/2 -year-old. Just last week, he revealed his bed time story of choice for getting his only daughter to sleep! " Bedtime stories " Sweet dreams Harper Seven ❤️ A photo posted by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on May 26, 2015 at 11:51am Pdt The father-of-four has taken on the role of Mr. Mom following his »
- tooFab Staff
Adult Swim intends to launch two new series and a handful of limited-run specials while bringing back fan-favorite programs including “Rick and Morty,” “Childrens Hospital” and “The Jack and Triumph Show” (pictured, above) in a bid to cultivate additional standing among young adults in 2015 and 2016.
The Time Warner-owned network, part of the company’s Turner unit, said its coming lineup would include more 30 new and returning series, pilots and specials.
New programming includes:
“TV Sucks” – A quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely featuring one-off shorts and songs.. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, Dave Newberg as co-executive producer, with Titmouse, Inc. producing.
“Untitled Golf Special”- Jon Daly and Adam Scott, go head to head in this televised golf championship, circa 1966, in a half-hour live-action special. Created by Jon Daly, who also serves as executive producer. Starring Daly and Adam Scott. Produced by Alive and Kicking, »
- Brian Steinberg
Turner announced that Adult Swim is expanding its original programming, picking up three series for its upcoming fall slate, including Brad Neely's animated sketch comedy show TV Sucks, joining his other show, China, Il. They're also ordering an as-yet untitled live-action show starring Adam Scott and Jon Daly as pro golfers and a live-action comedy by Jon Glaser (whom you might know best as Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation) called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (the title should be self-explanatory: Joe wears neon and hunts werewolves). There will also be special episodes with Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic, Brett Gelman's Dinner With Friends, and Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories. They'll be joining a schedule that already includes Rick and Morty, The Eric Andre Show, Childrens Hospital, Black Jesus, and what will be the final season of Aquateen Hunger Force. »
- E. Alex Jung
If you’re like me and have been missing Parks and Rec like crazy ever since it finished its seven-season run back in February, get ready to “treat yo self” to a new series that may possibly fill that Parks and Rec-sized hole in your heart. Aziz Ansari is reuniting with Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Shcur for a 10-episode, half-hour comedy series for Netflix. The series, which will be based in New York, remains untitled at this time, and its premise is also being kept secret. Ansari, who will star in the comedy, created the show along with Parks and Rec co-star/executive procuder Alan Yang. The two of them will also serve as executive producers, along with Schur, David Miner (Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Dave Becky (Broad City, Real Housewives of Hollywood, Louie). In addition to Ansari, the comedy’s cast also includes Jon Benjamin (Archer, »
- Chris King
This is the kind of surefire business venture that would make Tom Haverford green with envy.
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Dreams do come true! Last month, Madonna dished to Us Weekly exclusively about her secret crush on Drake, and last night, she finally got her moment with the rapper. The Queen of Pop, 56, made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Music Festival on Sunday, April 12, taking the stage in Indio, Calif. during Drake's performance of his single "Madonna." She turned up the heat on the headliner, 28, as she sang "Human Nature," a single off of her 1994 album Bedtime Stories. The moment started innocently enough, [...] »
She recently voiced the character 'Juliana Calderon' for 4 episodes of the animated spy series "Archer".
Cohan also recently worked on the series "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories", in the episode titled "The Bathroom Boys" as the character 'Stephanie'.
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- Michael Stevens
After years of solid work as a background player, Peter Dinklage finally broke into the mainstream with his terrific performance as conniving, charismatic Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and as the fifth season of that series approaches, it appears that Hollywood is finally seeing the actor as leading man material.
Paramount Pictures has recruited prolific helmer Adam Shankman to direct Dinklage in O’Lucky Day, an R-rated comedy in the vein of Bad Santa about a con man who poses as a real, live leprechaun. The project, which has been in the works for sometime, is described as being “deep in R-rated territory but wrapped around an emotional heart.”
O’Lucky Day certainly sounds like it could yield a fair share of laughs, though Shankman’s involvement isn’t exactly thrilling news. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Madonna returned to the spotlight in a big way this week, debuting the music video for her new single on Snapchat. Now the "Living For Love" clip has been released on Vevo, and it's garnering attention from an entirely new audience. Complete with a circus vibe, religious symbols, and a struggle between bulls and a matador, the video pays homage to themes Madonna explored in 1996's Evita and the music video for "Take a Bow" from her 1994 album, Bedtime Stories. At the same time, we can't help but think it's the American Horror Story version of a musical number. Find out what we're talking about in the clip below, and be sure to catch up on the latest viral videos. »
The “Roar” songstress shares her sense of humor with an awful preview of her performance on Sunday
Katy Perry, you got us.
The Super Bowl Xlix headliner tweeted a snippet of what fans can from her halftime performance on Sunday from Phoenix, Arizona.
And it’s hilariously awful.
Over a synthesized beat, a fake-Perry sings about being “hairy” and “scary,” while a voiceover from her Super Bowl halftime show guest, Lenny Kravitz, promotes T-Mobile.
Perry even gives pointers as to how to play the game. “Don’t have to dribble, »
- Alicia Banks
Maps To TV Shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!
In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to »
12 items from 2015
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