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When it comes to scripted TV shows, Syfy has had both hits and flops. Which of the current series will be cancelled or renewed for another season?There's lots of data that Syfy execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient.Scripted Syfy Network shows listed: 12 Monkeys, Aftermath, Bitten, Channel Zero, Childhood's End, Continuum, Dark Matter, Defiance, Dominion, The Expanse, Haven, Helix, Hunters, Incorporated, Killjoys, Lost Girl, The Magicians, Olympus, Van Helsing, Wynonna Earp, and Z Nation.Last updated: Most recent ratings for The Expanse and The Magicians added.Read More… »
“Wynonna’s not a flowers-and-chocolate kind of a girl,” Sheriff Nedley (Greg Lawson) says of the titular character in the second season trailer for “Wynonna Earp.” That’s for damn sure. Judging from the spot, Wynonna seems to be more of a Furiosa-in-“Mad Max” kind of a girl.
“We’re on the Fury Road Express, baby girl, and there aren’t enough flaming guitars and gassy generals to bring us down,” Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) snarls to her kid sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley).
“Oh, I like when you’re scary,” Waverly drily quips back.
Created by Emily Andras (“Lost Girl”), the Canadian SyFy series is based on the Idw comic of the same name by Beau Smith. The show follows Wynonna, Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter, “as she battles demons and other creatures,” the logline reads. “With her unique abilities, demon-killing gun, Peacemaker, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she’s the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.” Wyatt Earp was a gun-slinging gambler, deputy sheriff, and deputy town marshal and is something of a Wild West legend. His story has been told in the 1994 Kevin Costner-starrer “Wyatt Earp” and the HBO series “Deadwood.”
“Wynonna Earp” premiered on SyFy in April 2016 and quickly drew praise for its depiction of queer female characters and its refusal to play into the Bury Your Gays trope. (Bury Your Gays refers to television’s habit of killing off its gay characters, essentially portraying them as tragic figures instead of actual people.) The slow-burn romance between Waverly and sheriff’s deputy Nicole Haught (Barrell) even sparked the #WayHaught fan movement.
Season 2 of “Wynonna Earp” premieres June 9 on SyFy.
Trailer Watch: “Wynonna Earp” Is on the Fury Road Express in Season 2 was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Signature Entertainment presents Pet, out on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on 13th March 2017. To celebrate the release of this new acclaimed horror movie, starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl, Black Swan), we have an amazing DVD bundle up for grabs featuring Pet, Under the Shadow, The Good Neighbour and Anna. Contest Ends on Friday, March 24, 2017 »
Sarah Dobbs Mar 10, 2017
20 years ago, there was a Chosen One. She stood against the vampires, the demons, and the TV execs… and she saved the world, a lot.
It’s been twenty years since the first episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer hit our screens. Well, it has if you’re in the Us, anyway – here in the UK, we wouldn’t get to see Sarah Michelle Gellar kicking undead arse until January 1998. But even so: twenty years. Not to do that horrible 'wanna feel old?' thing, but if Buffy were a real person, she’d have celebrated her 36th birthday earlier this year.
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It’s kind of incredible. And with two decades’ worth of hindsight, »
ClexaCon, a new convention celebrating Lgbtq women in entertainment, generated such interest among both fans and actors that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez turned up in Las Vegas to attend the event, which was held over the weekend.
“Got 4 hours of sleep 2 b at last day of ClexaCon & so worth it! Loving it,” Ramirez tweeted Sunday. The actress, who played Dr. Callie Torres on “Grey’s Anatomy” and is, like the character, bisexual, stayed all day Sunday and sat in the audience for a series of lively panels, including conversations about the representation of queer women of color in the media and why authentic representation for Lgbtq women matters. The panel about depictions of queer women of color in the media spontaneously re-convened as the convention drew to a close, and Ramirez participated in that conversation, staying on as long as she could to talk with panelists and take photos with attendees.
- Maureen Ryan
Chicago – The year 2016 was a dangerous one to be a famous person. In the past twelve months, one dozen of my former photo subjects passed away, celebrities who at one time or another famously posed for my lens. However, on a positive note, at least photos are forever. Or to quote the immortal words of Pee Wee Herman – “Why don’t you take a picture, it will last longer!”
The ranking of the portraits are based on a combination of the star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the difficulty of landing the quarry…for those budding smart-phone-celebrity-stalkers who may wish to play along at home. So without further adieu, I present my top 20 celebrity portraits of 2016.
Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
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6 items from 2017
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