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‘All the Way’: Bryan Cranston reveals the Jackie Kennedy letter that made Lbj click for him

21 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Accidental president. Vietnam. Civil Rights Act. Bully. This is Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy, or at least how he’s often remembered. New HBO film All the Way seeks to illuminate many sides of the man who stepped into the highest office in the land after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Bryan Cranston plays Lbj in the film, premiering on HBO tonight, following his Tony-winning turn as the president in All the Way on Broadway. After he’d already done extensive research and study of the play’s text (itself thoroughly researched by playwright Robert Schenkkan), Cranston went on a second visit to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, TX, and that’s where the person of Lbj really clicked for the actor. “The character is always outside of you until you hopefully allow it to seep in. Then it becomes a part of you,” Cranston told HitFix. »

- Emily Rome

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Michael Lombardo to Exit as HBO Programming President (Exclusive)

20 May 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Lombardo is exiting his post as president of HBO Programming, according to industry sources, ending a 33-year run that made him a major player in the pay TV giant’s growth and evolution.

It’s understood that the decision to step down was Lombardo’s. HBO has been under unusual pressure on the programming front in recent months but sources said Lombardo was not pushed. He’s expected to work out a production pact with the network, a shift he has considered making for some time after nearly a decade at the top of HBO’s vast programming operations.

It’s not immediately clear how HBO will reorganize to fill Lombardo’s responsibilities. He oversees programming for HBO and Cinemax as well as HBO Films, HBO Sports and HBO Documentaries and Family. He also oversees HBO’s marketing, legal and business affairs departments.

During his long tenure, Lombardo spearheaded »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Bryan Cranston Takes Lbj ‘All the Way’: His Journey From Stage to HBO

18 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Four minutes into “All the Way,” the actor Bryan Cranston, playing Lyndon B. Johnson, walks into the Oval Office. The camera cuts back and forth between the 36th president’s point of view and a tight shot of his face as he slowly moves through the room, which is filled with the belongings of the recently dead John F. Kennedy. It’s Johnson’s first time entering the room as president. The scene is silent. For a full minute, it’s just Cranston, a camera, and some music. It’s a powerful moment, one that wasn’t in the Broadway version of “All the Way,” which also starred Cranston, and was, like the HBO original movie premiering May 21, written by Robert Schenkkan.

“You’d have a hard time making that work onstage,” says Schenkkan. “It’s a film moment. That’s what I looked to create.”

The Oval Office scene notwithstanding, »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘The Newsroom’s’ ‘Will McAvoy’: Donald Trump Is Not the Best Case Scenario for Hillary Clinton

11 May 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Is Donald Trump the best case scenario for Hillary Clinton? Not according to the “The Newsroom’s” speed-talking Will McAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels, who is back in this spoof from Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, to level with the American people as only an imaginary television character can.

“He’s not the best case scenario!” McAvoy exclaims winding up his rant over Sorkinian music, channeling the powerful newsman’s frustration with the media.

Donald Trump is a fact-bending loose cannon who alienates voters with everything he says. But he gets constant media attention for free. There won’t be a day from now until November when Trump isn’t on every TV channel.”

As if expressing what Halperin and Heilemann wish they could say on air, McAvoy points out that plenty of other countries already have female heads of state.

“And with a straight face you’re »

- Katie Van-Syckle

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Ray Donovan, Roadies, The Circus: Showtime Previews Summer Programming

2 May 2016 6:02 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48311" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ray Donovan TV show image via Showtime.[/caption]

Summertime is Showtime. The premium cable channel is teasing its upcoming summer slate. The fourth season of the Ray Donovan TV show, starring Liev Schreiber premieres Sunday, June 26th at 9:00 pm Et/Pt. The cast also include Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, and Devon Bagby.

Two new series are also premiering on Showtime on June 26.  A political docu-series, The Circus comes from Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, of Game Change Fame. The Roadies TV show comes from Cameron Crowe, with Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams. The Roadies cast includes: Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White. Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond, and Tanc Sade guest star. »

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People Review: Scandal's Kerry Washington Stars as Anita Hill in HBO's Confirmation

16 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the days before Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1991, he was known chiefly as a black conservative who didn't support affirmative action. That his actual legal and judicial record otherwise yielded slim pickings was also known, and was indeed the whole point: The country had recently embarked on an era in which court nominees (and their backers) were terrified of a newly coined term - a verb that in common usage took the past participle, "borked." The term nowadays implies a vicious campaign to discredit a nominee before and during the confirmation process, but more particularly - as »

- Tom Gliatto

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People Review: Scandal's Kerry Washington Stars as Anita Hill in HBO's Confirmation

16 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the days before Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1991, he was known chiefly as a black conservative who didn't support affirmative action. That his actual legal and judicial record otherwise yielded slim pickings was also known, and was indeed the whole point: The country had recently embarked on an era in which court nominees (and their backers) were terrified of a newly coined term - a verb that in common usage took the past participle, "borked." The term nowadays implies a vicious campaign to discredit a nominee before and during the confirmation process, but more particularly - as »

- Tom Gliatto

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Lyndon B. Johnson Is Ready To Fight In New Trailer For HBO's 'All The Way'

15 April 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If the current crop of presidential candidates is bumming you out, perhaps HBO's "All The Way" is arriving at the right time. There was a time when presidents (and candidates) seemed to be fighting for more than just whatever lobby group they needed to please, and Bryan Cranston takes center stage during a powerful moment in White House history.  Read More: Everybody Wants Power In New Trailer For 'All The Way' Starring Bryan Cranston As Lyndon B. Johnson Directed by Jay Roach ("Trumbo," "Game Change"), with Anthony Mackie playing Martin Luther King Jr., "All The Way" finds Cranston once again playing his Tony-award winning role of Lyndon B. Johnson, who has to navigate the halls of power when he's thrust into the highest office of the land following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Here's the synopsis:  Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-winning role in All The Way, a riveting »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'All the Way' trailer: Emmy Awards for Bryan Cranston & director Jay Roach?

21 March 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The much-anticipated trailer for HBO's "All the Way" was released on Monday (watch it above). The telefilm focuses on President Lyndon Johnson (played by Bryan Cranston) and his effort to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It co-stars Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson, Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr., Bradley Whitford as Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Frank Langella as Senator Richard Russell Jr., among others. And it's directed by Jay Roach, a four-time Emmy winner for his telefilms "Recount" (2008) and "Game Change" (2012). "All the Way" premieres on the premium cable network on May 21. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions The film is based on the stage production that won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play. Cranston also played the lead role on stage and earned his very first Tony for Best Actor in a Play. But Cranston is already an Emmy darling. »

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Watch: Politics Is War In First Trailer For 'All The Way' Starring Bryan Cranston As Lyndon B. Johnson

20 March 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The career of Bryan Cranston has been pretty remarkable. On television, the actor made his mark in two wildly different shows: the sitcom "Malcolm In The Middle," and AMC's intense "Breaking Bad." And transitioning into movies, he's continued to impress, even earning an Oscar nomination for his turn in the title role of "Trumbo." Now, he's reprised his Tony award-winning performance as Lyndon B. Johnson for the upcoming "All The Way," and you can see the actor undergo yet another transformation. Directed by Jay Roach ("Trumbo," "Game Change"), the picture tackles the tumultuous first year in office of the President following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And among the supporting actors is Anthony Mackie, playing Martin Luther King Jr., who had nothing but great things to say about Cranston. "Working with Bryan Cranston is kind of — I want Cranston’s career. I want to grow up and be Cranston. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Demi Moore to Star in Drama Series From Rookie Blue Co-Creator

23 February 2016 3:57 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Demi Moore is getting back to her small-screen roots — and her next role is more G.I. Jane than Ghost.

The actress is set to topline 10 Days In the Valley, a drama series from Rookie Blue co-creator Tassie Cameron, our sister site Deadline reports.

Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The project stars Moore as Jane Sadler, an overworked writer and single mother in the middle of a difficult separation. When her 5-year-old daughter is taken from her bed in the middle of the night, Jane is forced to put everything »

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Sarah Paulson on Taking on the Role of Her Life in ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’

27 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first time Sarah Paulson sat in Marcia Clark’s office chair on the set of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX’s upcoming 10-episode anthology series about the infamous murder trial, she wasn’t happy: The chair was too small.

She’d done her research — extensive research. Ever since landing the role, she’d immersed herself in O.J. arcana: read Jeffrey Toobin’s book, “The Run of His Life,” on which the series is based, as well as Clark’s book, and prosecutor Chris Darden’s … studied the footage of the trial … watched all the news coverage. And she’d learned that Clark’s office chair was oversized; the petite prosecutor had been swallowed up in it. “I would have loved to have been able to have my body the way Darden described her,” she says wistfully over afternoon tea at L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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The 2016 Oscar Nominees Ranked, From Worst to Best

21 January 2016 11:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The 11 Must-See Movies Completely Rejected By the Oscars 41. "Trumbo" (Nomination: Best Actor) "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents" mastermind Jay Roach showed he could handle true-story drama in HBO films like "Game Change" and "Recount," but all the relative subtlety he was able to mine in those projects was lost completely in "Trumbo." Taking the larger-than-life screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and exaggerating him even further, the film struggles to surmount to anything more than a mere caricature, and Bryan Cranston goes overboard with scene chewing so over the top that he nullifies any sort of complexities in the title character. Heightened and fluffy, it would be an insult to even say the film is better suited for television. This one is better left unseen. 40. "Racing Extinction" (Nomination: Best Original Song) The last time Louie Psihoyos used the documentary genre to shine a spotlight on »

- Zack Sharf

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

21 January 2016 6:43 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the famous words of the Stark clan, "winter is coming", and so is the Blu-ray / DVD of the fifth season of the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Fans of the show will be stoked to learn that the Blu-ray / DVD will be available for purchase on March 15th.

Press Release: The “worldwide phenomenon” (USA Today) is back, breaking more records along the way. Winner of 12 Emmy® Awards (the most of any series in one year) and a Guinness World Record holder for the largest simultaneous broadcast of a TV drama (in 173 countries and territories worldwide), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever in Season 5, and this spring, fans of the hit show will finally have the chance to add this legendary season to their collections before new episodes debut. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season will be available on Blu-ray ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) on March 15, 2016. The »

- Tamika Jones

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TV Review: ‘The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth’

17 January 2016 10:09 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime and Bloomberg Politics have combined to attempt a near-real-time dive into the 2016 presidential campaign, “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.” But the half-hour that premiered on Jan. 17 looks mostly like a title in search of a series, offering insider access, true, but little that goes beyond the endless election analysis that one can find strewn across cable news, including the program that “Game Change” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann host for Bloomberg and MSNBC. So chalk this up as a respectable but ultimately rather tired attempt to lure rubes inside the tent.

Halperin and Heilemann team up with political strategist Mark McKinnon, and they certainly enjoy up-close-and-personal encounters with the candidates, following Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders as they barnstorm across Iowa in advance of its caucuses. “Evangelicals can smell real evangelicals,” McKinnon muses about Cruz’s ability to peddle himself to that important constituency. »

- Brian Lowry

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Showtime's New Political 'Circus' Has "a Certain Kind of Danger"

14 January 2016 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Jan. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. The 2016 presidential campaigns have been a boon for the news business. Now Showtime is attempting to put a premium cable spin on the race with The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. It's the next chapter for Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, co-authors of Game Change and Double Down about the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, respectively, and hosts of Bloomberg's With All Due Respect. P.T. Barnum-esque title aside, the

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- Marisa Guthrie

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‘Circus’ Follows Election Down To The Wire: Showtime Series Airs Sunday, But It’s Still Shooting – TCA

12 January 2016 6:55 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

For those journalists wondering why they never received screeners to Showtime’s The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show On Earth, it’s because the series is still in the can. Keep in mind, The Circus debuts this Sunday, January 17. When it comes to its production schedule, the show lenses until Friday, before making a quick edit turnaround to air on Sunday. Tonight, The Circus documentary team of political adviser Mark McKinnon and Game Change authors Mark Halperin… »

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‘Deadwood’ Movie ‘Is Going to Happen,’ HBO Chief Says

8 January 2016 10:37 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A “Deadwood” movie is moving ahead at HBO, so hitch up your wagons and get ready to head back to the Dakota Territory. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealed the news at a Television Critics Association event on Thursday. According to Lombardo, series creator David Milch is already working on the script. “David has our commitment that we are going to do it,” Lombardo told TVLine. “He pitched what he thought generally the storyline would be — and knowing David, that could change. But it’s going to happen.” Also Read: 'Game Change' Sequel Not Coming Anytime Soon, Says Jay Roach According to Lombardo, »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Game Change’ Sequel Not Coming Anytime Soon, Says Jay Roach

7 January 2016 6:09 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO’s sequel to “Game Change,” about the 2008 election, is not happening anytime soon, according to director Jay Roach. While they hold the rights to the book “Game Change: Double Down” by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the authors, Roach and writer Danny Strong never found a self-contained story withing the sprawling chronicle of the 2012 presidential election to make into a two-hour movie. “What I loved about doing ‘Game Change’ is I only made it about two chapters of that whole book that I thought was contained enough to be a two-hour movie,” Roach told TheWrap during the Television Critics. »

- Linda Ge

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