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MTV's ‘Awkward’ Star Beau Mirchoff Joins NBC's Manson Series ‘Aquarius’

22 July 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC is building its case around Manson with two new castings for recurring roles on the upcoming drama “Aquarius.” MTV's “Awkward” hunk Beau Mirchoff and “All My Children” alum Ambyr Childers join the 1960s drama with “X-Files” star David Duchovny playing Det. Hodiak, an L.A. police sergeant who's tracking the young Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony). Mirchoff will play Rick Zondervan, a fictitious UCLA student who attends a drug party in Laurel Canyon with his girlfriend and run into Charles Manson himself. Also read: ‘Game of ThronesGethin Anthony to Play Charles Manson on NBC's ‘Aquarius’ Represented by Apa, Velocity Entertainment Partners and Ginsburg Daniels, »

- Jethro Nededog

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Alexandra Shipp will replace Zendaya in Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic

18 July 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Lifetime has found its replacement for Zendaya Coleman.

Alexandra Shipp will play late R&B singer Aaliyah in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (working title), EW has confirmed. The planned film is set to premiere this fall and will be executive produced by Debra Martin Chase and talk show host Wendy Williams.

Willams broke the news earlier today when she tweeted:

I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah.— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) July 18, 2014

Shipp’s previous film credits include Nicklelodeon’s House of Anubis, »

- Chancellor Agard

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Lisa Rinna Celebrates Birthday with "Real Housewives" Cast ... And Reality TV Cameras!

14 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Lisa Rinna has been one of the real life "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for years -- but now, she's doing it with a camera crew in tow.On Friday, the former "Days of Our Lives" star was spotted celebrating her 51st birthday at Lisa Vanderpump's new restaurant in West Hollywood, Pump Lounge. We're told Bravo cameras were rolling as she partied alongside Lisa, Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky, Dr. Drew and Heather McDonald.This is the second time she's been spotted with members the cast, after having previously attended Kyle's annual White Party back in June.Sources close to production tell toofab that Lisa signed last week, but Bravo isn't confirming the news just yet.toofab's Rachel Hoffman asked her about the rumors on Monday, while the 51-year-old actress was promoting her new QVC collection, Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna."Never say never. I’ve had a fun time doing reality, »

- tooFab Staff

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Exclusive: Watch the extended trailer for MTV's controversial theme park dramedy 'Happyland'

11 July 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Back in October, MTV ordered two new comedy pilots: the pseudo-lesbian high school series Faking It, which earned a second season renewal in June, and Happyland, a soapy teen dramedy that dives into the not-so-glamorous behind-the-scenes reality of a popular theme park.

Set to premiere on September 30, Happyland stars Bianca Santos (of The Fosters) as Lucy, a cynical employee and daughter to the park’s perfect princess Elena (Camille Guaty). Desperate to escape the park’s brand of manufactured happiness, Lucy rethinks her desire to flee after the arrival of a new staff member—the son (Awkward’s Shane Harper »

- Marc Snetiker

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Did MTV's Finding Carter Capture You?

8 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

What if your family wasn’t your family?

While we all might wish that at some point when relatives are driving us nuts, in MTV’s new series Finding Carter, it becomes a nightmare reality when the titular heroine discovers her “mom” kidnapped her. Now, she’s forced to live with her “real” family — but you don’t have to, so will you stick with them?

Related Finding Carter Stars Preview ‘Intense,’ ‘Fun’ New MTV Kidnapping Drama

Before you chime in with your thoughts on Tuesday’s premiere, a recap of just the pilot (MTV also aired Episode 2 tonight): »

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Ashley Rickards Is More Scary Than Awkward In Exclusive ‘At The Devil’s Door’ Trailer

25 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Two of your favorite TV actresses are teaming up for a deal with the devil. Specifically, I’m talking about “At the Devil’s Door,” a new horror movie that we’re exclusively debuting the trailer for, which stars “Awkward‘s” Ashley Rickards and “Glee’s” Naya Rivera. “At the Devil’s Door” tells the story of Leigh (Catalina Sandino Moreno),... Read more » »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners (Full List)

21 June 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sesame Street” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” led the field on Friday in the Creative Arts portion of the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The PBS mainstay (pictured) grabbed six awards during the presentation of craft and technical awards at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown L.A. “Ellen DeGeneres” took five trophies.

Sesame Street’s” wins included best pre-school children’s series and writing for a children’s series. “Ellen DeGeneres” won for “new approaches-enhancements” for a daytime series and for writing.

PBS was tops among networks with 12 wins, followed by Nickelodeon and syndicated programs with 10 apiece. CBS took eight, Hub Network claimed six and the now-defunct Toln.com soap venture won five.

A complete list of winners follows:

 

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series

Sesame Street PBS Executive Producer

Carol-Lynn Parente

Supervising Producer

Nadine Zylstra

Senior Producer

Benjamin Lehmann

Coordinating Producer

April Coleman

Producer

Mindy Fila

Line Producer

Stephanie Longardo »

- Variety Staff

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New Awkward Season 4 Second Half Jenna Teaser Spoilers Hit The Net

20 June 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

As previously reported, TV Line chatted up "Awkward" producers,Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, and they revealed a few ,new teaser spoilers for the upcoming second half of season 4. In this segment, they dished about what Jenna will possibly be up to. It turns out that we'll see her contemplating what she'll end up doing about Matty,Luke, school work, and more. Chris said, when asked about Jenna: " We’re going to pick up not long after the midseason finale. I think she’s trying to figure out what to do next. She has feelings for the guy, and she knows it was not her finest hour when she tried to protect Matty. That said, she and Matty do have a friendship, so in many ways, she was justified trying to protect him. We’re going into 4B with Jenna evaluating her priorities: Matty, Luke, senior year, finals." Season 4's »

- Chris

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New Awkward Season 4B Eva’s Pregnancy Consequences Teaser Spoilers Dished Out

19 June 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, TV Line chatted up MTV "Awkward" showrunners, Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, and they spilled some new spoiler dish for the upcoming 2nd half of season 4. It turns out that Eva's pregger test will really be positive, and that everyone is going to have to deal with the consequences of it! Mike told them, when asked about it: " Yes, it was absolutely a positive pregnancy test. So when we come back in the fall, all of our characters will be dealing with the blowback." The 2nd half of season 4 is scheduled to start up this Fall 2014. Stay tuned. »

- Andre

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Awkward., Ep 4.10 & 4.11: “Snow Jobs” and “Snow Jobs Part 2” reveals more about Eva

18 June 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Molly Tarlov, Ashley Rickards

Awkward., Season 4, Episode 10: “Snow Jobs”

Written by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini

Directed by Peter Lauer

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Est on MTV

Awkward., Season 4, Episode 11: “Snow Jobs Part 2”

Written by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini

Directed by Peter Lauer

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Est on MTV

While Eva and Jenna started out on friendly terms, Eva’s actions and Jenna’s deduction in last week’s episode firmly established them as antagonists, putting Jenna and Sadie on the same side against Matty’s new girlfriend. With Jenna setting the two up following her entrance into a new relationship, Eva’s attack on her further solidified the devious nature she first displayed towards Sadie. The midseason finale this week further escalates the fight between Matty’s girlfriend and his two friends, in an episode that manages to be a solid temporary sendoff for the show, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Awkward Post Mortem: EPs Explain Eva's Twist, Jenna's Future and More

18 June 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A breakup, a reunion and a possible pregnancy all in one episode? Needless to say, we had a million questions after last night’s Awkward midseason finale.

Related | Awkward Midseason Finale Recap: It’s All Downhill From Here

Fortunately, showrunners Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini were more than happy to answer every last one of them — including whether or not that was a real pregnancy test in Eva’s hand at the end of the hour.

Let’s begin, shall we?

Tvline | How long did you know you were going to make Eva a sociopath? Was that always the plan? »

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Awkward Midseason Finale Recap: It's All Downhill From Here

17 June 2014 8:25 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

To call Awkward‘s midseason finale a slippery slope, though delightfully punny, would be a grave understatement. As it turns out, the Palos Hills senior ski trip was nothing short of a dramatic avalanche. (Actually, that pun works even better.)

Related Awkward Post Mortem: EPs Explain Eva’s Twist, Jenna’s Future and More

We’ll have all of our burning questions answered by showrunners Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini tomorrow, but for now, let’s break down the intensity of Tuesday’s skiing trip from hell:

Gotcha! | After getting kicked off the trip for assaulting Eva, Sadie decided »

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Awkward., Ep 4.09: “My Personal Statement” focuses on the Jenna-Tamara relationship

11 June 2014 6:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ashley Rickards, Jillian Rose Reed

Awkward., Season 4, Episode 9: “My Personal Statement”

Written by Allison M. Gibson

Directed by Peter Lauer

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Est on MTV

While the beginning of senior year led to the departure of Ming, it also coincided with the arrival of Eva, a new senior whom Jenna soon befriended, with Eva sticking up for Jenna against the sophomores, and Jenna in turn setting Eva up with her ex. However, the last few weeks have indicated that there’s more to Eva than meets the eye, and it’s this facet of hers that comes to the fore this week, in an enjoyable episode that puts the focus on Jenna and Tamara’s friendship.

Jenna discovering Eva’s antagonism and deception is an intriguing turn of events. Much of the interactions between the two to date have been on friendly terms, which is part of »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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'Awkward' star Molly Tarlov really wanted to be Kelly Kapowski -- Video

9 June 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

She may play a mean girl on TV, but Awkward’s Molly Tarlov is nice in real life — even if you insisted on being Kelly Kapowski when you “played Saved by the Bell” with her when you were younger. She makes a few other confessions in our Pop Culture Personality Test below. (And for a Britney Spears-related admission, catch her in our special Prom Confessional.)

Awkward airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Et on MTV. »

- Mandi Bierly

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Awkward Season 4 New Person Arriving To Set Matty Off & More,New Spoiler

7 June 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

As previously reported, TV Line delivered another spoiler chat session, and dished up a new,small spoiler teaser for "Awkward's" current season 4. It turns out that we're going to see a new,male character arrive on the scene, who will make Matty express some major emotions. This character will be 30 to 40 years old. They're in the process of casting this person as I write this. In their spoiler chat reveal, they stated: "Two guess on what this means, and the first one doesn’t count: A casting call has gone out for a male in his late 30s/early 40s who “bears a striking resemblance” to Beau Mirchoff, to play “someone” who will stir up big emotions in Matty’s world at the close of Season 4." Stay tuned. »

- Eric

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Awkward., Ep 4.08: “Prison Breaks” gives numerous characters new revelations

4 June 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jillian Rose Reed, Jeanine Mason

Awkward., Season 4, Episode 8: “Prison Breaks”

Written by Todd Waldman

Directed by Ryan Shiraki

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Est on MTV

Over the past few weeks, a new relationship combined with continuing senior year woes have left Jenna eager to leave high school behind and go to college. This desire was further elevated last week as Jenna had a less-than-pleasant time with Matty and the rest of the group. This week’s episode sees Jenna get a glimpse of the unglamorous side of college, in a fun outing that potentially starts Matty down a new path.

Matty’s journey towards coping with his adoption continues to be a fascinating aspect of the season. To date, the only people he has been open and honest with about his adoption have been Jenna and Sadie, both of whom have been more concerned with being a friend. Opening up to his cellmate, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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New Mischief Night Video Salutes Slashers

3 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After Dark Originals has released the long talked about flick Mischief Night on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, and Video on Demand today and right now we have a pretty damned cool video salute to all the slashers who cut out their niche before it! Check it out!

Lionsgate and After Dark Films have made the film available via DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, and VOD starting today Tuesday, May 20th, 2014. You can also order it through Amazon (below) and download it on iTunes.

Mischief Night, written and directed by Travis Baker, produced by Richard Tanne, and starring Brooke Anne Smith (MTV's "Awkward"), Marc Valera ("Melrose Place"), Nikki Limo (Smiley), Matt Angel (My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie's Halloween) is a unique and subversive slasher that aims to turn the genre on its head. The premise: on the night before Halloween, a masked maniac attacks a pretty young babysitter, »

- Steve Barton

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“Awkward.” Gays Read Basic

29 May 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Recurring gays Theo (Evan Crooks) and Cole (Monty Geer) pop up on MTV’s Awkward. now and then to throw some shade on the overactive personalities at their high school. In the video below, the pair stamp their classmates as either “Basic” or “Awesome” based on their locker contents.

Theo and Cole are those hipster gays that, rather than having story arcs themselves, usually just comment on the world around them without ever being connected to it. In fact, I think they’ve had more screen time in Awkward. web videos like the one above than on the show itself.

Too bad, because these two are worth exploring as characters. Just wish they had more to do than read people from the sidelines.

 

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- Ed Kennedy

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Awkward., Ep 4.07: “After Hours” continues Matty’s downward spiral

28 May 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ashley Rickards, Jillian Rose Reed, Elizabeth Whitson

Awkward., Season 4, Episode 7: “After Hours”

Written by Ryan O’Connell

Directed by Ryan Shiraki

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Est on MTV

Jenna’s overnight visit to college a few weeks ago began a new chapter in her life, as she began dating a college student as well as eagerly anticipating the end of high school. Her feelings for Matty, however, have been a constant source of conflict since the beginning of Awkward., and it was inevitable that she would have to reconcile her current feelings for her ex with her new relationship at some point. Jenna faces this conflict in this week’s episode, in an entertaining outing that adds to Matty’s woes.

The increasing difference between Jenna and Tamara continues to be a fascinating aspect of this season. With the overnight college stay pointing out the dissimilar way in which »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Awkward., Ep 4.06: “Crowning Moments” brings secrets out to the open

21 May 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Desi Lydic, Nikki Deloach, Barret Swatek

Awkward., Season 4, Episode 6: “Crowning Moments”

Written by Liz Sczudlo

Directed by Ryan Shiraki

Airs Tuesdays at 10 Pm on MTV

At the beginning of senior year, it was clear that Tamara had a plan for how things would go, a plan that unexpectedly hit a snag when Jake broke up with her. It’s been increasingly clear that the breakup rattled Tamara, who has subsequently attempted to re-engage Jake via catfishing. This week’s episode sees the former’s deception come to light, in an enjoyable outing that pushes a number of characters forward.

Having Tamara’s catfishing get exposed is a fascinating aspect of this week’s episode. Tamara’s near-obsessive desire to win Jake back has clearly had an effect on her other professional duties over the past few episodes, and it’s the possibility of reconciling with Jake that has kept her going. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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