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'Fargo' Director Breaks Down Penultimate Episode's Big Emotional Moment

[Warning: This interview contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Fargo,"Aporia."]

After starting his career as the young star of films like Christine and Dressed To Kill and then transitioning to directing small, well-received films like The Chocolate War and Waking the Dead, Keith Gordon has carved out a third act as one of the most reliable directors of prestige TV.

A résumé that already included episodes of shows like Dexter, Rectify, Rubicon, Masters of Sex and Homeland has reached something of a peak this spring as Gordon directed my favorite third season episode of The Leftovers (the...
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Miranda Richardson to Star in New Series from Kay Mellor

Miranda Richardson in “Rubicon

Oscar-nominated actress Miranda Richardson will topline “Girlfriends,” a new drama from Kay Mellor (“In the Club”). Per Deadline, Phyllis Logan (aka Mrs. Hughes of “Downton Abbey”) and Zoë Wanamaker (“Mr. Selfridge”) will also star in the series about “being a modern woman of a certain age.”

“After the dramatic and sudden death of her husband Micky, Linda (Logan) reunites with childhood friends Sue (Richardson) and Gail (Wanamaker),” “Girlfriends’” description reads. “Each is facing their own issues, from a looming divorce to the loss of a high-powered job through age discrimination and juggling the responsibilities of their grandchildren and aging mothers. But as questions over the circumstances of Micky’s death start to be asked, accusations reveal secrets, deception, and doubts.”

Girlfriends” is a project Mellor has wanted to bring to the screen for some time. “I’m aware that there are a lot of women of a certain age who feel like they are invisible and unheard,” the series’ writer-director explained. “So I’m proud to have the chance to shine a light on their lives and give them a voice. The series is not just a platform for their voices though — there is a big, bold, dark story at its heart, which is shot through with humor. I’m hoping both men and women will love it as much as I’ve loved writing it.”

Scheduled to begin filming in June, “Girlfriends” will air on ITV next year in six parts. Mellor is executive producing alongside ITV’s Head of TV Drama, Polly Hill. Rollem Productions is set to produce. Acorn Media Enterprises is ITV’s North American partner.

Richardson has received seven BAFTA nominations throughout her career. She took home the prize for her work in “Damage,” a film that also earned her an Academy Award nomination. The “Testament of Youth” actress received a second Oscar nod for “Tom & Viv.”

You can catch Richardson next as Clementine Churchill, the long-suffering wife of Winston, in “Churchill.” The drama opens June 2.

Miranda Richardson to Star in New Series from Kay Mellor was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Dallas Roberts to Coach Debby Ryan's Beauty Queen in CW's Insatiable Pilot

Dallas Roberts to Coach Debby Ryan's Beauty Queen in CW's Insatiable Pilot
The Good Wife‘s brother, Dallas Roberts, has landed the male lead in Insatiable, The CW’s drama pilot from writer Lauren Gussis (Dexter) and executive producer Ryan Seacrest, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The potential series centers around Bob, a disgraced civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach who has no idea what he’s about to unleash upon the world when he takes on as his client Patty (Jessie‘s Debby Ryan), a bullied teenager/former fat girl who, after her jaw is broken, drops about 70 pounds.
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’Come and Find Me’ Trailer: Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis Go ‘Gone Girl’ in Indie Thriller

’Come and Find Me’ Trailer: Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis Go ‘Gone Girl’ in Indie Thriller
Though Aaron Paul has been busy working on two TV shows — Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman” and Hulu’s “The Path” — this past year, he still finds time to star in star in films this year, including “Triple 9,” “Central Intelligence” and the upcoming indie thriller “Come and Find Me.” The film follows David (Paul) whose idyllic relationship with Claire (Annabelle Wallis) comes to an abrupt end after she disappears without a trace. Incapable of letting her memory go, David follows Claire’s trail down a dangerous path and discovers she was leading a double life. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Read More: Aaron Paul to Produce Thriller ‘Blackmail’ at NBC

The film is written and directed by Zack Whedon, the brother of acclaimed screenwriter and director Joss Whedon. Zack is best known for writing episodes of such acclaimed TV shows as “Deadwood,” “Rubicon” and most recently, “Halt and Catch Fire.
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Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere, ‘Unm4Sk.tc,’  Finds New Ways to fsociety

Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere, ‘Unm4Sk.tc,’  Finds New Ways to fsociety
Spoiler-free Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Stays True to Its Weird Self

Last year, the debut season of “Mr. Robot” dominated the television conversation, but serialized television is still a “what have you done for me lately?” enterprise, and a great beginning only leads to heightened expectations for season two. The two-hour premiere does a brisk job of re-setting the pieces on the board and introducing new ones. Eliot, still missing three days of memory during which the Five/Nine hack shook the world’s financial stability, has gone home to live with his mother; he stays away from all computers and lives a strictly regimented life that is designed to keep Mr. Robot from causing any more trouble. Darlene is running fsociety actions, although she despairs that they’re only making things worse. Angela is ensconced in her new Evil Corp PR job, although it seems to be killing her soul.
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Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere, ‘Unm4Sk.tc,’  Finds New Ways to fsociety

Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere, ‘Unm4Sk.tc,’  Finds New Ways to fsociety
Spoiler-free Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Stays True to Its Weird Self

Last year, the debut season of “Mr. Robot” dominated the television conversation, but serialized television is still a “what have you done for me lately?” enterprise, and a great beginning only leads to heightened expectations for season two. The two-hour premiere does a brisk job of re-setting the pieces on the board and introducing new ones. Eliot, still missing three days of memory during which the Five/Nine hack shook the world’s financial stability, has gone home to live with his mother; he stays away from all computers and lives a strictly regimented life that is designed to keep Mr. Robot from causing any more trouble. Darlene is running fsociety actions, although she despairs that they’re only making things worse. Angela is ensconced in her new Evil Corp PR job, although it seems to be killing her soul.
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James Badge Dale Set to Star in Big-Screen Adaptation of ‘Empty Man’ Graphic Novel

James Badge Dale Set to Star in Big-Screen Adaptation of ‘Empty Man’ Graphic Novel
Today in graphic-novel news, James Badge Dale has been cast in the upcoming adaptation of “The Empty Man.” The Boom! Studios comic is being developed by Fox, who have tapped David Britten Prior to direct; Ross Richie and Stephen Christy of Boom! are producing. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.

Read More: Review: Michael Bay’s Benghazi Film ’13 Hours’ Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale & More

First published in 2014, “The Empty Man” was written by the Eisner Award–winning Cullen Bunn with illustrations by Vanesa R. Del Rey. Plot details are being closely guarded, but the graphic novel is set in the Midwest and concerns a supernatural entity that may or may not be behind a spate of disappearances in a small town.

Read More: Watch: Trailer For Civil War Drama ‘Echoes Of War’ Starring James Badge Dale & ‘It Follows’ Star Maika Monroe

Badge Dale recently appeared in Michael Bay
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James Badge Dale to Star in Fox Thriller ‘The Empty Man’

James Badge Dale to Star in Fox Thriller ‘The Empty Man’
Fox has tapped James Badge Dale to star in its supernatural thriller “The Empty Man.”

David Britten Prior is directing from his own script, adapted from a Boom! Studios’ graphic novel, published in 2014. Boom!’s Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are producing the project under the company’s first-look deal at Fox.

Prior came on to the project in February when the studio acquired the movie rights. Fox is preparing to start shooting in South Africa this fall.

The story centers on a troubled ex-cop who battles to find a missing girl, but discovers a sinister presence all around him. The novel was written by Eisner Award-winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey

Badge Dale starred in Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk” and “The Departed.” TV credits include “Rubicon” and “The Pacific.”

He is repped by CAA, Mj Management and Jackoway Tyerman.
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Matt Bomer's The Last Tycoon Plus Lauren Ambrose Pilot Get Amazon Premiere Date — See First Photos

Matt Bomer's The Last Tycoon Plus Lauren Ambrose Pilot Get Amazon Premiere Date — See First Photos
Broadcast-tv’s Upfronts might be over, but Amazon’s pilot season is just around the corner, featuring new projects starring Matt Bomer, Lauren Ambrose and Kelsey Grammer.

RelatedMiley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen’s Upcoming Amazon Series

Bomer (White Collar) headlines The Last Tycoon, a Great Depression-era drama adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about a Hollywood golden boy battling his father figure and boss (played by four-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio; Lily Collins (The Blind Side) co-stars.

RelatedCaitlyn Jenner Books Transparent Role

Ambrose (Six Feet Under) meanwhile plays an aspiring actress who lacks glamour,
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Writer Tom Whedon, Father of Scribes Joss, Jed and Zack Whedon, Dies at 83

Writer Tom Whedon, Father of Scribes Joss, Jed and Zack Whedon, Dies at 83
Tom Whedon, a writer and father of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon and scribes Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon, died Wednesday. He was 83.

Whedon’s death was confirmed in an Instagram post on Thursday by Jed Whedon.

“We said goodbye to our dad yesterday. He passed away in relative peace surrounded by his wife, all five of his boys and their loved ones. He gave us the gift of his warmth and humor. We miss him terribly.

Love you dad,” Jed Whedon posted, along with a picture of his father.

Tom Whedon worked as a writer-producer on such 1970s and ’80s sitcoms as “Benson,” “Alice,” “The Golden Girls” and “It’s a Living.” He also wrote for “The Dick Cavett Show” and children’s programs including “The Electric Company” and “Captain Kangaroo.”

Tom Whedon’s father, John Whedon, was also a TV writer who worked on “The Donna Reed Show,
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Casting: Dayal, Black, Thorne, Garber

Halt and Catch Fire

Manish Dayal ("The Hundred-Foot Journey," "Rubicon") will recur as a brilliant yet awkward young coder on the third season of AMC's period computer drama "Halt and Catch Fire". The third season shifts the action of the 1980s-set series to Silicon Valley. The third season is expected to premiere this summer. [Source: THR]

The Man Who Would Be Polka King

Jack Black is set to produce and star in "The Man Who Would Be Polka King" for Permut Presenations, Red Hour Films and Shivhans Pictures. The story follows Jan Lewan, a Polish-born Pennsylvania polka sensation who unwittingly brought a town to its knees in a Ponzi scheme.

Based on Joshua Brown and John Mikulak's documentary, "Infinitely Polar Bear" duo Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky will pen and direct the true story tale which aims to begin production in July. [Source: Deadline]

You Get Me

Bella Thorne and Halston Sage are
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Ask Alan: Who's the most quotable character in TV history?

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Ask Alan: Who's the most quotable character in TV history?
Happy Friday, everyone! Time for a new installment of Ask Alan. On this week's episode (embedded at the top and bottom of this post), I attempt to figure out if there's any way for the Emmys to properly acknowledge the many great shows of Peak TV in America, talk about some shows that actually improved when their original creator left(*), and don't take very long identifying the most quotable TV character of all time. (Trigger warning: I may in fact sing my answer.) (*) Two answers that occurred to me after the video was already recorded, both from AMC: 1)The Walking Dead, where Frank Darabont made the show's best episode ever (the pilot), then presided over a mostly terrible first season (remember the gangbangers in the nursing home?) before giving way to Glen Mazzara and then Scott Gimple, whose tenures have had their own issues, but have on the whole been better; and 2)Rubicon,
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‘The Interestings’: Jessica Collins & Corey Cott Join Amazon Drama Pilot

Jessica Collins (Rubicon, Zero Dark Thirty) and Corey Cott (Public Morals) have booked series regular roles on Amazon pilot The Interestings, from Sony TV's TriStar Television. Written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell, The Interestings is described as a grounded. character-driven drama based on Meg Wolitzer's novel about a group of friends who meet at an arts camp when they're 15 in 1974. The series chronicles their relationships…
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USA Picks Up Gale Anne Hurd’s ‘Falling Water’

USA Picks Up Gale Anne Hurd’s ‘Falling Water’
USA has picked up to series “Falling Water,” a new fantasy drama from Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”), Blake Masters (“Brotherhood”) and Henry Bromell (“Homeland”). The pilot was written and co-created by Masters and Bromell and is from Universal Cable Productions (Ucp). Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) directed the pilot and will also executive produce the series. Bromell and Masters previously teamed up on “Brotherhood” and “Rubicon.” David Ajala (“Fast & Furious 6”), Will Yun Lee (“Hawaii 5-0”) and Lizzie Brochere (“American Horror Story: Asylum”) are set to star in the series. “Falling Water”...
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Henry Bromell Drama ‘Falling Water’ Picked Up To Series By USA

USA has given a series order to Falling Water, the supernatural thriller pilot from the late Henry Bromell (Homeland), Brotherhood creator Blake Masters and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. Masters and Bromell, who previously had worked together on Brotherhood and Rubicon, wrote Falling Water — set in the world of dreams and subconsciousness — on spec before the Homeland executive producer's sudden death in March 2013. The idea came up in a general…
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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'

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Songs On Screen: All week HitFix will be featuring tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here. When we talk about underrated directors, it's hard not to mention Walter Hill. Hill is an underrated director, the way Michael Ritchie and Peter Yates were underrated directors, the way Roger Donaldson, Joe Dante, and Fred Schepisi are underrated directors. They’re all underrated because it’s only when you look at their filmographies that the numbers start to total up and you realize, boy, he directed a lot of really good movies. In Hill’s case, that list includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours," "The Long Riders," "Southern Comfort,: "Hard Times," "Trespass," and "Wild Bill." Some great. Some solid. (My personal favorite of those is Hard Times, a pulpy film about bare-knuckle boxers in the Great Depression.) There were clunkers
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The Good Wife, Ep. 6.19: “Winning Ugly” relocates the series’ cynical heart

The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode 19: “Winning Ugly”

Written by Erica Shelton Kodish

Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez

Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on CBS

Credit where it’s due: “Winning Ugly” finally remembers just how downright nasty The Good Wife can be at its most bracing. In the scope of the series, Peter Florrick has long been the proverbial “bad apple,” the political mover with the least scruples, willing to do nearly anything to stay on top if he thinks he can get away with it. “Winning Ugly” crane back to expose the ruthless, corrupt underbelly of a political system that runs on deception, where even the political folk heroes are merely the most eloquent pawns for the party line.

One of those heroes is Spencer Randolph (AliasRon Rifkin), a legend in the world of the series – that Marissa Gold more or less melts in his presence is a
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Gale Anne Hurd Lands USA Pilot Order for Henry Bromell, Blake Masters Drama

USA Network has given a pilot order to the dream-centric drama “Falling Water,” co-written by the late Henry Bromell and Blake Masters for Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Universal Cable Prods.

Project revolves around three strangers who realize they are dreaming separate parts of the same dream that has big implications for each of their lives. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is on board to direct and exec produce the pilot with Hurd and Masters. Bromell will also have an Ep credit.

“People have always been fascinated by the subconscious and ‘Falling Water’ explores that topic in very unique and unexpected ways,” said Jackie de Crinis, USA’s exec VP of original series. “In this story, the immensely talented and prolific storytellers, Blake and Henry, have created an innovative thriller and compelling vehicle to bring the subject of dreams to television.”

Bromell was a respected TV and film scribe who
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Gale Anne Hurd-Henry Bromell Drama 'Falling Water' Nabs USA Pilot Order

USA Network is venturing into the dream state. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has handed out a pilot order to drama Falling Water, co-created and co-written by late Homeland Emmy winner Henry Bromell, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Falling Water was co-written and co-created by Bromell and his Brotherhood and Rubicon cohort Blake Masters. The duo co-wrote the script before Bromell's unexpected passing in 2013 following a heart attack. The prolific and beloved writer-producer was 65. Read more TV Pilots 2015: The Complete Guide From Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by The Walking

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Promotes Kelly McCreary to Series Regular

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Promotes Kelly McCreary to Series Regular
Actress Kelly McCreary has been upped to series regular status on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Thesp joined the cast as a guest star last season. The upgrade in her status is no surprise as her character, Dr. Maggie Pierce, has played a prominent role in the first four episodes of the medical drama’s eleventh season.

McCreary was previously a series regular on CW’s “Emily Owens, MD.” She’s also logged guest shots on ABC’s “Scandal” and “Castle,” USA’s “White Collar” and AMC’s “Rubicon.” She’s repped by Soffer/Namoff Entertainment, the Kohner Agency and Stewart Talent.
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