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Exclusive Interview: Tarquin Alexander & Beth Levy Nelson Discuss this Season’s Holiday Horror-Comedy Mercy Christmas

Back in October we posted the exclusive trailer for the horror/comedy Mercy Christmas directed by Ryan Nelson. In case you don’t remember, the film follows Michael Briskett as his office crush invites him home for her family’s holiday celebration, only to learn they want to eat Him for dinner. With Christmas just a few weeks away and Mercy Christmas now available on VOD, we decided to learn more about the making of this outrageous holiday tale by speaking with a few of the creatives behind the film. Below is an interview with Tarquin Alexander who served as the film’s producer and Beth Levy Nelson who co-wrote and produced the film. You can watch the film here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/mercy-christmas/id1292460816

Beth, you co-wrote Mercy Christmas with your husband Ryan Nelson who also directed the film. We read that the idea stemmed from your own personal experiences.
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The Middle on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 10?

Vulture Watch What in the heck is up with the Hecks? Has the The Middle TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 10th season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Middle, season 10. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A family sitcom airing on the ABC television network, The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Mike Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The comedy centers on the Heck family. Frankie (Heaton) and Mike (Flynn) are middle-aged, middle-class parents. They live in the middle of the country with their three children, easy going Axl (McDermott),
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Video: Tracee Ellis Ross Has Advice for Hollywood's 'Handsy Men' on Kimmel

Video: Tracee Ellis Ross Has Advice for Hollywood's 'Handsy Men' on Kimmel
Tracee Ellis Ross has a message for sexual harassers everywhere… and it even rhymes!

The black-ish star stepped in to guest-host ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, and she wasted no time in addressing the sexual-harassment scandals swirling around Hollywood these days. This isn’t just about Hollywood, or even just about sex, Ross notes; it’s “a systemic problem about the abuse of power” that’s gone on “for far too long.”

RelatedDanny Masterson Fired From The Ranch by Netflix in Wake of Rape Allegations

“Treating people with respect isn’t complicated,” she adds, “but it seems
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The Middle Episode 200 Recap: Was It Udderly Great for You?

The Middle Episode 200 Recap: Was It Udderly Great for You?
The Middle celebrated its 200th episode Tuesday by commemorating a much smaller milestone achieved by the town that Frankie & Co. call home.

PhotosThe Middle Pilot Revisited: ‘Super’ Frankie, Touchy Feely Brick and More

Early on in “The 200th,” Nancy and Ron Donahue dropped by the Hecks to inform them that Orson had just been named one of the top 200 cities in Indiana, coming in at… No. 200. To mark the occasion, the town’s upcoming cow rededication ceremony — thrown by none other than Frankie’s former boss Mr. Ehlert — would double as a celebration of Orson’s having made the list.
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Alec Baldwin Talk Show Eyed at ABC

Alec Baldwin Talk Show Eyed at ABC
Get ready to hear lots of Alec Baldwin talking. (And not in that Donald Trump voice.)

The Emmy-winning actor is nearing a deal to host a talk show for ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled show would be based on Baldwin’s Wnyc radio show and podcast “Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin,” where he interviews celebrities and newsmakers like Barbra Streisand and Bernie Sanders.

VideosSNL‘s Trump Visited by Michael Flynn, Taunted by Hillary — ‘Lock Him Up!’

The deal for the ABC talk show isn’t officially done yet, but production is slated to get underway next week.
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Chris Pratt, Melissa McCarthy Set to Guest-Host Jimmy Kimmel This Week

Chris Pratt, Melissa McCarthy Set to Guest-Host Jimmy Kimmel This Week
Jimmy Kimmel is taking the week off… and getting some help from his A-list friends.

Chris Pratt and Melissa McCarthy will be among the guest hosts taking Kimmel’s spot behind the Jimmy Kimmel Live desk this week, ABC announced on Monday. (Kimmel will be spending the week at home with his family; his infant son had successful heart surgery earlier today.)

VideosJimmy Kimmel Delivers Emotional Monologue on Las Vegas Shooting, Calls Out NRA-Backed Politicians

Pratt hosts tonight’s show, with guest Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and a performance by country star Chris Stapleton. (We’ll see if Pratt
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Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan

Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan
The Performer | Chris Sullivan

The Show | This Is Us

The Episode | “Number Two” (Nov. 21)

The Performance | Going through a heartbreak is painful. Being the person supporting someone going through a heartbreak — while simultaneously experiencing your own major emotional pain — can be worse. And in Tuesday’s This Is Us, Sullivan did a first-rate job of conveying just how hard Toby was working to comfort Kate after her miscarriage.

The NBC series often relies on Sullivan for comic relief, especially in the midst of Pearson family turmoil (and to varied effect). But when it was time for upset and disappointment in Toby’s own family,
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Timeless, Lucifer, New Girl, Arrow, #OneChicago, Supergirl, Grey's, The Flash and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Timeless, Lucifer, New Girl, Arrow, #OneChicago, Supergirl, Grey's, The Flash and More
Where (or, when) is Timeless headed? Will Arrow romance be tested? Which New Girl guy is due for a “pop” quiz? Who in #OneChicago will be haunted by the past? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Timeless: What’s in store for this cancelled but brought-back-to-life show? Any storylines involving certain historical events? —Eve

I can report that an early episode in the yet-to-be-scheduled Season 2 will take the Time Team to Hollywood circa the early 1940s, where we’ll meet actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil (who together famously developed a radio guidance
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‘The Middle’ Star Eden Sher Shoots Down Critic: ‘The Hecks Would Not Have Voted for Trump’

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‘The Middle’ Star Eden Sher Shoots Down Critic: ‘The Hecks Would Not Have Voted for Trump’
The Middle” will be wrapping at the end of its ninth season, but before it goes out, Eden Sher wants to make something completely clear: Her imaginary family would never have voted President Donald Trump into the Oval Office. It just wouldn’t have happened. “I can guarantee you, I’m saying out loud, Sue and the Hecks would not have voted for Trump, no question,” the 25-year-old actress, who plays Sue Heck on the ABC sitcom, told Vulture. The actress referenced an article written by New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum, which “ended on this ambiguous note if the Hecks would’ve voted.
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Ray Romano Hosts International Myeloma Foundation 11th Comedy Celebration

On November 4th, the International Myeloma Foundation (Imf) presented its 11th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supporting the Black Swan Research Initiative (Bsri) at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Ray Romano performs onstage at the International Myeloma Foundation 11th Annual Comedy Celebration

Credit/Copyright: Brandon Williams/Getty Images for International Myeloma Foundation

Ten-time host Ray Romano was joined by fellow comedians Hannibal Buress, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Robert Klein, Marc Maron, Iliza Shlesinger, and Fred Willard, who each took the stage to perform for an unforgettable evening of comedy. Veteran comedian Rene Hicks opened the show in a big way drawing huge laughs from the crowd while also sharing her personal experience with myeloma noting the healing benefits of laughter.

Additional attendees included Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Howard Hesseman (Fresh Off the Boat), Jake Smollet (Food Network’s Smollett Eats), James Burrows (Director,
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‘The Middle’: ABC Orders Two Additional Episodes For Ninth & Final Season

ABC has ordered two additional episodes of The Middle, bringing the show's total order to 24 episodes for the 2017-2018 season. It was announced in August that the veteran comedy series, produced by Warner Bros. TV, will end after the current ninth season. The Middle will air its 200th episode Tuesday, Dec. 5 . Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in the single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living…
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‘The Middle’ Farewell Season Just Got a Little Longer

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‘The Middle’ Farewell Season Just Got a Little Longer
The Middle” just added to its back-end. ABC has ordered an additional two episodes to the ninth and final season of the sitcom, bringing the show’s total order to 24 episodes for the 2017-18 season. “The Middle,” which stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer, will air its landmark 200th episode on Dec. 5. Also Read: 'The Middle' Star Patricia Heaton on End of Show Amid Trump Era: 'Our Timing Really Sucks' “The Middle” is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
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'The Middle's' Final Season Extended at ABC

ABC isn't ready to say goodbye to The Middle quite yet.

The network has ordered an additional two episodes of the family comedy, bringing the season nine total to 24 episodes. The Patricia Heaton half-hour is set to end after this current season.

The order comes ahead of the Warner Bros. TV production's 200th episode, which is set to air Dec. 8. 

Earlier this week, veteran ABC drama Grey's Anatomy and fellow family comedies Black-ish and American Housewife also had their respective seasons each extended by two episodes.

The extension has almost become standard protocol for The Middle, which has been...
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Cedric The Entertainer Hosts 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic Benefiting Television Academy Foundation

The Television Academy Foundation raised a record breaking $330,000 at the star-studded 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic on October 30.

Cedric the Entertainer hosts 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic

Funds raised at the event, co-sponsored by Staples Center Premium Seating, will support the Foundation’s renowned educational programs.

Television stars, entertainment industry executives, Television Academy leadership and corporate partners competed in the day-long golf tournament at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.

Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer (The Comedy Get Down, The Last Og), the star-studded event included competitors from some of television’s top shows: Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Peter Mackenzie (black-ish), Benito Martinez (How to Get Away with Murder), Richard Kind (The Goldbergs), Bailey Chase (Twin Peaks), Robbie Amell (The X-Files), Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds), Carlos Bernard (24:Legacy), Joel Gretsch (Vampire Diaries), Jeff Nordling (Big Little Lies), Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), C.S. Lee (Silicon Valley), Pat Finn
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NBC Buys Coming-Of-Age Comedy From ‘The Simpsons’ Writer & Patricia Heaton

NBC Buys Coming-Of-Age Comedy From ‘The Simpsons’ Writer & Patricia Heaton
NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Winners, a half-hour single-camera comedy executive produced by The Middle star Patricia Heaton and David Hunt. The project hails from Heaton's and Hunt's FourBoys Entertainment and Warner Bros TV where the company has a pod deal. Written and executive produced by The Simpsons co-executive producer Ryan Koh, Winners is about a group of young people struggling with growing up and becoming independent. When their parents run…
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The Middle: Season Nine Viewer Votes

Does the last leg of the Hecks' journey travel the middle way, in the ninth season of The Middle TV show on ABC? As we know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Middle is cancelled or renewed for season 10. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because of that, some viewers were frustrated that their viewing habits and opinions weren't considered, before the decision was made to end The Middle with season nine. We care what you think, so we invite you to rate all episodes from the ninth and final season of The Middle for us, below. An ABC sitcom, The Middle stars Patricia Heaton, Mike Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer. The comedy centers on the Heck family. Frankie (Heaton) and Mike
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Lisa Rinna Returns to Scripted Television in ABC's The Middle — Find Out Who She's Playing!

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Lisa Rinna Returns to Scripted Television in ABC's The Middle — Find Out Who She's Playing!
Lisa Rinna is back on the small screen — only this time, she’s not feuding with her Real Housewives costars over scandalous accusations.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fixture is set to guest-star in this week’s episode of The Middle, and if People’s exclusive sneak peek is any indication, she hasn’t lost her acting chops since her time on Days of Our Lives.

On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC sitcom, viewers will be introduced to Rinna’s character Tammy Brooks, the charming (and filthy rich) mother to Lexie (recurring guest star Daniela Bobadilla) — Axl’s girlfriend and Sue’s roommate.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Teases New Amazon Series ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ — Watch

Jean-Claude Van Damme Teases New Amazon Series ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ — Watch
Belgium martial arts and film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as none other than martial arts and film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme, who is also an undercover operative under the alias “Johnson,” in the upcoming Amazon series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson.” Yes, let that sit for a second.

Related:‘The Tick’ Trailer: TV’s Funniest Superhero Plummets Into Action in New Amazon Series

Jean-Claude Van Johnson” will self-reflexively feature Van Damme as a bored and unhappily retired artist who spends his days brimming with nostalgia of his time working in superficial Hollywood. But his luck changes when he unexpectedly encounters a lost love that will bring him back in business and prepares to face his greatest enemy: himself.

Amid the welding sparks, the show’s new teaser released by Amazon reveals Van Damme welding a statue of himself performing a full-frontal split and flexing his muscles in nothing but his shorts.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Teases New Amazon Series ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ — Watch

Jean-Claude Van Damme Teases New Amazon Series ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ — Watch
Belgium martial arts and film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as none other than martial arts and film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme, who is also an undercover operative under the alias “Johnson,” in the upcoming Amazon series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson.” Yes, let that sit for a second.

Related:‘The Tick’ Trailer: TV’s Funniest Superhero Plummets Into Action in New Amazon Series

Jean-Claude Van Johnson” will self-reflexively feature Van Damme as a bored and unhappily retired artist who spends his days brimming with nostalgia of his time working in superficial Hollywood. But his luck changes when he unexpectedly encounters a lost love that will bring him back in business and prepares to face his greatest enemy: himself.

Amid the welding sparks, the show’s new teaser released by Amazon reveals Van Damme welding a statue of himself performing a full-frontal split and flexing his muscles in nothing but his shorts.
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The Middle: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Patricia Heaton

The Middle season 9 premier airs tonight on ABC. This is a bittersweet moment for fans of the long-running sitcom as this year will be the show’s last. Patricia Heaton has starred as lovable matriarch Frankie Heck since day one. She is no stranger to television having appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond and Back to You. Here are five things you may not know about the talented The Middle actress. 1. She wears a wig on The Middle If you have ever caught an episode of The Middle you may think that Patricia Heaton’s hair looks different than what you

The Middle: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Patricia Heaton
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