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17 (!) New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each

1 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: Typically, we recommend six or seven series newly available on Netflix in the coming month, but this September is chock full of choices — in part because fall shows are starting up again and networks want to make sure fans are caught up on prior seasons. So, this month, we’ve selected 17 high-priority choices and have highlighted our favorites. Choose for yourself, or settle in for the ultimate binge.]

1. “Easy” Season 1 (available September 22)

Why Should I Watch It? Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash and Elizabeth Reaser star in this new eight-episode anthology series, but even that kind of star power can’t compete with a brilliant creator. Good thing “Easy” springs from the mind of indie favorite Joe Swanberg. The “Uncle Kent” and “Drinking Buddies” writer-director is taking on his first TV series with a comfortable setting — Chicago — and subject — “love, sex, technology and culture.” We can’t wait.

Best Episode: Every episode Aya Cash appears in will be the best, so hopefully she’s in every single one.

Read More: Netflix Orders Joe Swanberg Anthology Series, ‘Easy,’ Starring Orlando Bloom, Aya Cash and More

2. “Call the Midwife” Season 5 (available September 19)

Why Should I Watch It? I know, I know. We badger you about this every year, »

- Ben Travers

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17 (!) New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each

1 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: Typically, we recommend six or seven series newly available on Netflix in the coming month, but this September is chock full of choices — in part because fall shows are starting up again and networks want to make sure fans are caught up on prior seasons. So, this month, we’ve selected 17 high-priority choices and have highlighted our favorites. Choose for yourself, or settle in for the ultimate binge.]

1. “Easy” Season 1 (available September 22)

Why Should I Watch It? Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash and Elizabeth Reaser star in this new eight-episode anthology series, but even that kind of star power can’t compete with a brilliant creator. Good thing “Easy” springs from the mind of indie favorite Joe Swanberg. The “Uncle Kent” and “Drinking Buddies” writer-director is taking on his first TV series with a comfortable setting — Chicago — and subject — “love, sex, technology and culture.” We can’t wait.

Best Episode: Every episode Aya Cash appears in will be the best, so hopefully she’s in every single one.

Read More: Netflix Orders Joe Swanberg Anthology Series, ‘Easy,’ Starring Orlando Bloom, Aya Cash and More

2. “Call the Midwife” Season 5 (available September 19)

Why Should I Watch It? I know, I know. We badger you about this every year, »

- Ben Travers

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Call the Midwife: One Character Won't Return for the Christmas Special

23 August 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Call the Midwife TV show's 2016 Christmas special and sixth season will not come off nearly as chummy as fans had hoped. Miranda Hart (Chummy Noakes) had planned to return, but her busy schedule has made that impossible. Hart last appeared in the eighth episode of season four -- sitting out season five, entirely. The period drama airs on PBS in the Us and BBC One in UK.The apologetic actress broke the disappointing news on Twitter, saying, "News: it's with a heavy heart that having shared Chummy's return to Ctm, I've not been able to birth (pun) the schedule to make it work. xx" She later added, "Truly sad not to be playing Chummy this year but fans are in »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Amazon, Sky Team on Jez Butterworth’s ‘Britannia,’ Starring Kelly Reilly

3 August 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and European pay-tv company Sky are partnering on a major original drama series, “Britannia,” the first co-production between the companies. The 10-part series has been written by Jez Butterworth, whose stage play “Jerusalem” won a Tony for Mark Rylance, and whose movie credits include “Spectre,” Johnny Depp’s “Black Mass” and Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow.”

The series will star Kelly Reilly (“True Detective,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Bastille Day”), David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead,” “The Hollow Crown”), Zoe Wanamaker (“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” “My Family”) and Stanley Weber (“Outlander”).

The show is set in Ad 43 “as the Roman imperial army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia — a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld,” according to a press statement. “Arch-rivals Kerra (Reilly) and Antedia (Wanamaker) must set their differences to one side in »

- Leo Barraclough

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John Malone’s Liberty Global Signs Deals with All3Media, Discovery

2 August 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Liberty Global, John Malone’s international cable business, has signed an original-content pact with British production group All3Media, which Liberty Global owns jointly with Discovery Communications, and has renewed a channel-distribution deal with Discovery.

The All3Media deal, for four original drama series over the next two years, covers Liberty Global’s operations in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. It marks the first time that Liberty Global has agreed to a multi-territorial deal with a production company to create exclusive programming for its customers.

Liberty Global’s CEO Mike Fries, speaking to Steve Hewlett on BBC radio program “The Media Show” last week, outlined the company’s commitment to investing in content: “We spend almost $3 billion per year on content so we are a huge buyer of content, and we are delivering that content to 27 million homes here in Europe.”

He added: “We are investors in a company called All3 Media, which »

- Leo Barraclough

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Nostalgia on TV? It's nothing new

18 July 2016 2:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 19, 2016

Netflix's Stranger Things may be a nostalgia-fest, but that's not new. TV has always let us escape into comforting stories about the past…

Remember the good old days? They were good weren’t they? Not like now. It’s horrible now. That’s why everything on TV is comforting, coddling, backwards-looking fluff. We all just want to dive onto a feathery pile of period television and forget about the cruel, unsettling world of today. A world where, get this, the Soviets have gone into space. And there’s that war in Korea. Everyone’s testing hydrogen bombs all over the place, Castro’s taken over Cuba and innocent people keep getting lynched. I ask you. It’s little wonder all we want to watch on TV are cosy Westerns. Switch on Gunsmoke and all that worry melts away.

Fast-forward a few decades to now, when the release »

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Joan Collins-Pauline Collins comedy underway in France

5 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Filming has commenced on The Time Of Their Lives, also starring Franco Nero and Joely Richardson; Sir Tim Rice to oversee the soundtrack.

Shoot is underway in France on road-trip-comedy The Time Of Their Lives, starring Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins (Dynasty) and BAFTA-winner Pauline Collins, OBE (Shirley Valentine).

In writer-director Roger Goldby’s (Call The Midwife) feature, a former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins), who is determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral, escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a downtrodden English housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage.

Franco Nero (Django Unchained) will play Alberto, a famous and eccentric Italian painter. Alberto becomes entangled with the two ladies and inspired by their madness, joins their road trip and, in turn, becomes part of an uneasy love triangle between Helen and Priscilla, who both vie for his attentions.

The main cast are joined by Joely Richardson (101 Dalmatians) and Ronald Pickup (Best »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Joan Collins-Pauline Collins comedy gets underway in France

5 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Filming has commenced on The Time Of Their Lives, also starring Franco Nero and Joely Richardson; Sir Tim Rice to oversee the soundtrack.

Shoot is underway in France on road-trip-comedy The Time Of Their Lives, starring Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins (Dynasty) and BAFTA-winner Pauline Collins, OBE (Shirley Valentine).

In writer-director Roger Goldby’s (Call The Midwife) feature, a former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins), who is determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral, escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a downtrodden English housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage.

Franco Nero (Django Unchained) will play Alberto, a famous and eccentric Italian painter. Alberto becomes entangled with the two ladies and inspired by their madness, joins their road trip and, in turn, becomes part of an uneasy love triangle between Helen and Priscilla, who both vie for his attentions.

The main cast are joined by Joely Richardson (101 Dalmatians) and Ronald Pickup (Best »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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BBC Appoints Piers Wenger as Drama Chief

28 June 2016 2:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The BBC has appointed Piers Wenger, Channel 4’s head of drama, as controller of BBC drama commissioning, responsible for more than 450 hours of drama a year, including global hits like “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock.” Beth Willis replaces him at Channel 4, where she is his deputy.

Wenger’s new role is one of the most prestigious jobs in the world of TV drama, greenlighting shows that are then exported to the U.S. and around the world. BBC commissions include “Peaky Blinders,” “War and Peace” and “Call the Midwife.”

Wenger, who starts at the BBC in the fall, has been Channel 4’s drama chief since 2012, commissioning original scripted drama across both Channel 4 and its youth-skewed channel, E4. He has broadened the range of drama on the main channel and shifted the emphasis to include more returning series.

Indian Summers,” Paul Abbott’s “No Offence” and “Humans” were all re-commissioned for second seasons following strong »

- Leo Barraclough

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TV News Roundup: Frances Conroy Joins ‘The Mist,’ Cinemax Sets Premiere Date for ‘Quarry’

23 June 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO releases the first trailer for Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” Cinemax sets premiere date for marine driven “Quarry,” Frances Conroy joins the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Mist” and more in Thursday’s TV news roundup. 

Dates

Cinemax has confirmed the premiere date for the eight-episode season of “Quarry,” which tells the story of a marine who returns home from Vietnam in 1972 to find himself rejected by those he loves and demonized by the public. The series, which stars Logan Marshall-Green as marine Mac Conway, will premiere on September 9 at 10 p.m. on Cinemax.

PBS has announced its Fall TV schedule, which will includes “Churchill’s Secret” featuring Michael Gambon on September 11 at 8 p.m.; “Hamilton’s America,” which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look of the creation of Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” on October 21 at 9 p.m.;”Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” on October 25 at 9.m.; “Anne of Green Gables »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘Hamilton’ Special, Presidential Election Coverage Lead PBS Fall Schedule

23 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

PBS has set its fall primetime schedule, including premieres for a special on the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton,” coverage of the 2016 presidential election and the premiere of dramas from the “Masterpiece” series.

“Hamilton’s America,” a look at the making of the Broadway musical, will kick off the broadcaster’s annual Arts Fall Festival. The two-hour special, part of the “Great Performances” series, will premiere Friday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.

In September, PBS will debut new documentary programming revolving around the presidential election. New series “The Contenders — 16 for ’16,” which will look at campaigns from elections past, will premiere Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.. “The Choice 2016,” from “Frontline,” will return Sept. 27 at 9 p.m..

New U.K. drama imports from “Masterpiece” will begin debuting in September, with feature film “Churchill’s Secret” premiering Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., followed by the season two premiere of “Indian Summer” at 10 p.m. “Poldark” will return later in the fall at a date »

- Daniel Holloway

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Thirteen: Watch a BBC America Sneak Peek of the June 23rd Series Premiere

21 June 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Buckle up and watch a sneak peek of the Thirteen TV show. The limited drama series from Marnie Dickens, starring Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer, premieres Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt on BBC America. Ivy Moxam (Comer) has been missing for 13 years when she escapes from a basement-prison. If you're not sure what to do with your Thursday evenings, now that Orphan Black is on summer hiatus, Thirteen may be just the ticket.

The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife‘s China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary‘s Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther‘s Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.Read More… »

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Thirteen: BBC America Teases Series Premiere (Vid & Pics)

1 June 2016 7:58 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Look forward. No more talking. Check out these photos, episode descriptions, and watch two previews of the new Thirteen TV show, premiering on BBC America, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. BBC America describes Thirteen as an "emotional rollercoaster." The thriller-drama explores, "...how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, while questioning who to trust when you can’t even trust yourself."

Created by Marnie Dickens, Thirteen stars Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer. The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife's China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary's Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther's Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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First Look at Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

1 June 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, we gave you a first look at the adult Harry Potter (Jamie Parker), his wife Ginny Potter (Poppy Miller) and their son Albus Severus Potter (Sam Clement) in the highly-anticipated stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play debuts with previews in London starting June 7, with the first official performance set for July 30. As we get closer and closer to this play's debut, today we have even more photos which reveal the Weasley family, Ron (Paul Thornley), Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) and their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley (Cherrelle Skeete).

The photos, which offer our first look at the actors in their official costumes, debuted on Pottermore, where these cast members also shed new light on the story and their characters. Paul Thornley revealed that the play opens as the Weasley daughter is about to follow in her parents' footsteps by attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here's what »

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Me Before You review: “Really rather delightful”

30 May 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Me Before You review: Game Of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke joins The Hunger GamesSam Claflin in this rather pleasing adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ book.

Me Before You review by Paul Heath, May 2016.

Me Before You review

The trailers and other promotional material for Me Before You, this week’s rival to the likes of Warcraft and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, weren’t great. The schmaltzy tone, giggly, kooky Emilia Clarke in the lead and Sam Claflin as the quadriplegic rich kid wore thin almost immediately, though happily the film plays completely differently, most of the promos not doing it justice in any way.

Adapted from the very popular book by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You sees Claflin’s Will Traynor, a wealthy money man from the city on the way up, seriously injured after being hit by a motorcycle one rain-swept morning as he leaves his luxury city pad. »

- Paul Heath

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall 'Quite Enjoyed' Her Tight Squeeze from Tom Hiddleston (and No, He Didn't Break Royal Protocol!)

6 May 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Just four days after his dance-off with Taylor Swift, Tom Hiddleston showed once again why he's got the magic touch. The man who just may be the future James Bond shared a hug with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the BBC Radio 2 studios in London on Friday. Camilla was there to discuss the children's literary competition, 500 Words with DJ Chris Evans. Hiddleston was there promoting his latest film, and the pair had a chance to chat and pose for a picture together. And when the actor affectionately put his arm around the 68-year-old-royal, it prompted speculation that Hiddleston had broken royal protocol. »

- Monique Jessen, @moniquejessen

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Alan Clarke at the BBC review: he was the Bresson of Birkenhead

5 May 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Borstal life, white-collar hooliganism and Bowie in Brecht – all gathered in a long overdue boxset of works by the ‘scruffy grammar-school anarchist’

John Strickland, Susanne Bier, Darcia Martin: do these names ring a bell? They should do. They directed some of the most-watched TV of the year so far – respectively, the series finales of Line of Duty, The Night Manager and Call the Midwife. But while cinema continues to be a director’s medium, telly remains the realm of the writer.

All of which makes the late Alan Clarke even more unique: a director of TV as revered as any writer, who stamped a gritty style on his 23-year body of work, collaborating with writers of a similar, socially concerned temperament and showing a bloody-minded determination to tell important contemporary stories. Dissent and Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC (1969-1989), a restoration of his BBC oeuvre out on 6 June, »

- Andrew Collins

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Say Sayonara: May 2016 TV season finale schedule

29 April 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

May 2016 TV Season Finale Schedule Top Series Signing Off For Now (Or Forever): The Amazing Race (CBS), May 13 America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), May 22 Arrow (The CW), May 25 Banshee* (Cinemax), May 20 The Big Bang Theory (CBS), May 12 black-ish (ABC), May 18 The Blacklist (NBC), May 19 Blindspot (NBC), May 23 Blue Bloods (CBS), May 6 Bob’s Burgers (Fox), May 22 Bordertown (Fox), May 22 Call the Midwife (PBS), May 22 The Carmichael Show (NBC), May 29 Castle (ABC), May 16 The Catch (ABC), May 19 Chicago Fire (NBC), May 17 Chicago Med (NBC), May … Continue reading →

The post Say Sayonara: May 2016 TV season finale schedule appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Ryan Berenz

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Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury

27 April 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Sam Mendes is to head a nine-strong competition jury at the Venice Film Festival (Aug 31-Sept 10), it has been announced.

The British filmmaker took his second feature, Road To Perdition, to the Lido in 2002 where it competed for the coveted Golden Lion.

“I’m very honoured to have been asked by Alberto to lead the International Jury for Venezia 73,” said Mendes of the festival’s artistic director, Alberto Barbera.

“I’ve always had a strong personal connection with Venice; as a student I worked for three months at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection way back in 1984, and my happiest film festival memory is launching Road To Perdition at Venice in 2002.

“I am thoroughly delighted to be coming back to the Lido this year and welcoming a wealth of international filmmaking talent.”

Barbera said: “Sam Mendes’ work is a particularly effective »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Watch Now: Showtime Releases Penny Dreadful Season 3 Premiere Episode Online

25 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its premiere on Sunday, May 1st, Showtime has released the Penny Dreadful Season 3 premiere episode online for fans to enjoy early and for free.

“Enjoy this free episode from Showtime. Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) to battle a new evil in the new Season 3 premiere. New episodes Sundays at 10pm Et/Pt beginning 5/1. Order Showtime now! Starring Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, and Timothy Dalton.

This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Dalton). The »

- Derek Anderson

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