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‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny on Issa Rae’s Brutally Honest Comedy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny on Issa Rae’s Brutally Honest Comedy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Timeless’ Creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan on Their Unique Partnership – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

HBO’s new comedy ‘Insecure’ is like nothing else on television, and that’s by design. The show is an honest portrayal of two African American women who are best friends just trying to figure out what they want out of life – the kind of characters that can’t just be stereotyped into a certain “type.” Issa Rae created the show (along with Larry Wilmore) and plays Issa, a woman whose romantic relationship is at a crossroads, and whose job at a nonprofit, surrounded by overeager and often clueless co-workers, is less than fulfilling.

Prentice Penny helped adapt and shape the show for television, and built a writers room that reflected the show’s honest and real make up. Penny’s credits include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Happy Endings” and “Girlfriends.
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Was Zoo Twist a Tired Trope? Is Carpool Karaoke Psychic? Girl Meets Missed Crossover Opportunity? And More Qs!

Was Zoo Twist a Tired Trope? Is Carpool Karaoke Psychic? Girl Meets Missed Crossover Opportunity? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Zoo, Girl Meets World, Stranger Things, UnREAL and Little Liars!

1 | In Episode 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things: Assuming that upon leaving her sleepover at Pete’s, Nancy took the same route home (by foot or, like, hitched a ride), wouldn’t she have seen that Barb’s car was still parked down the road? Also, were you shouting at the screen for Joyce to make the The Martian set up a Christmas light alphabet?
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If I had an Emmy ballot 2015: Who should be nominated?

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If I had an Emmy ballot 2015: Who should be nominated?
Voting closed for Emmy nominations on Friday. Ordinarily, I would have already completed my usual If I Had An Emmy Ballot exercise by now, but various other projects got in the way, which means what I'm about to post is even more hypothetical than usual, since it's after the voting deadline. As always, I'm working with the choices listed on the actual Emmy ballots, which means I have to go along with where various shows and actors were categorized and submitted. So I have to consider "Orange Is the New Black" a drama, have to consider Key and Peele supporting actors on their own show, and can't go off the ballot to try nominating an actor like Max Greenfield from "New Girl," who didn't even put his name up for submission. Also, while I've done these as a bunch of separate posts the last few years, this thing's already so
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WonderCon 2015 Schedule Announced

WonderCon 2015 Schedule Announced
Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!

Friday, April 3

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future

Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman

Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic
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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Thursday, July 24th

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Thursday, July 24th
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule for the first day of programming at Comic-Con 2014, Thursday, July 24. We've pulled out all the movie, DVD and TV-related panels and events right here, but you can also clickHere if you want to check out the full schedule with all of the comic book events. You can also clickHere to find out what pilot episodes Warner Bros. Television will be screening during Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23. Take a look at the exciting panels that will kick off the con this year.

Thursday July 24

10:00am - 11:00am - 24

Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24's most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer's triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season.
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In Honor of "Girl Meets World," Five Other Tgif Spinoffs We Need

Tgif, ABC's storied, family-friendly block of Friday night programming, gave us harmless TV that some would argue has amounted to classic programming: Full House, Perfect Strangers, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper and Sister, Sister all originated in that Friday block, which ran from 1988-2000 (with a resurgence from 2003-5). When I heard that ABC was revamping Boy Meets World in a spinoff series called Girl Meets World, where onetime teens Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) raise their titular teen daughter together, I vroomed my motorcycle in approval like Jonathan Turner. Still, this raised a question: What other Tgif classics deserve a spinoff series?

Here are five options I'd be most psyched to see. Cross your fingers for a Patrick Duffy cameo.

Step By Step: Dana and Karen's Garage Salon

One thing that ruled about Tgif was the constant presence of funny women. On Step By Step, we were gifted by the fresh-faced,
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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday
On TV this Thursday: All four NBC comedies get in the holiday spirit, a very interesting Person of Interest surfaces, Eliza Dushku tackles The League and more. Here’s a dozen programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | Another elimination night! Plus, Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz perform.

8 pm Community (NBC) | This is the Christmas episode that sends a certain Fox show hiding under a rock, as the Greendale gang, one by one, get “possessed” by the Gleeful show choir spirit.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | As Leonard confronts his high school bully
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'The Big Bang Theory': Meet Leonard's high school bully

Ever wonder why Leonard (Johnny Galecki) is the way he is? Well, we've met his mother in the past, so that explains part of his problems. And now we'll get to meet his high school bully.

EW is reporting that Lance Barber is slated to play the bane of Leonard's teen existence on an upcoming episode of "The Big Bang Theory." Barber has had past stints on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "The Comeback."

It's been a tough year for Leonard, beginning with Raj (Kunal Nayyar) hooking up with his ex-girlfriend Penny (Kaley Cuoco). And it only got worse when he found out that his girlfrined Priya had cheated on him. Hopefully he's able to handle the stress of an unfriendly high school face.

The episode is slated to air Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Et.
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Tron: Uprising – New Animated TV Series to Feature Voices of Elijah Wood, Lance Henriksen, Bruce Boxleitner

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Time to indoctrinate the youngsters of today with the sci-fi we grew up with! Before Tron: Legacy even hits theaters, an animated spin-off series is in the works at cable channel Disney Xd. Tron: Uprising will take place between the original 1982 Tron movie and the new movie, Tron: Legacy.

Tron: Uprising will feature the voice talent of Elijah Wood (Wilfred, Lord of the Rings), Emmanuelle Chriqui (5 Days of August, Entourage), Mandy Moore (Tangled, Grey’s Anatomy), Nate Corddry (Yogi Bear, United States of Tara), Lance Henriksen (Gemini Rising, Millenium), Paul Reubens (The Smurfs, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Reginald VelJohnson (Penny, The Bold and the Beautiful), and Bruce Boxleitner (51, Heroes). Boxleitner will reprise his role as Tron in this animated series.

Check out the synopsis of this spin-off animated series:

“The story of Uprising revolves around Beck (Wood), the leader of a revolution in the computer world called The Grid.
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