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Emmys 2016: Who Should Win Best Lead Actor in a Drama? Take Our Poll!

4 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will a Soviet Kgb officer or a vigilante computer hacker walk away with Emmy gold?

One thing’s for sure: A win in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category for either The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys or Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek — both first-time nominees — would not be considered an upset.

In fact, with Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm and The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels out of the running, this particular Emmy race is wide open.

RelatedEmmys 2016: What Should Win Best Drama Series? Take Our Poll!

Of the other four nominees, only Kyle Chandler of Bloodline (with »

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Margo Martindale Is Very Happy To Be Your Favorite Esteemed Character Actress

20 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Margo Martindale still remembers the moment she decided she wanted to be a screen actress.

“When I left University of Michigan, I went to Harvard to act in a play at Threepenny Opera with Christopher Reeve,” the actress recently told IndieWire. “I remember sitting on the campus of Harvard, sitting under a tree and a light hit me in such a way. I was just thinking and I thought, ‘That’s what I’d like to do.'”

Read More: ‘The Hollars’ Trailer: John Krasinski Deals With Dysfunctional Family Drama

It may sound a bit like divine intervention, but Martindale had long been thinking about making the jump from stage acting, something she had done since she was just a kid, to the big screen. The Texas native knows the story sounds a little funny, but she delivers it with such conviction that it’s hard to deny. And she »

- Kate Erbland

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New Character Portraits for Salem Season 3, Premiering November 2nd

25 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its November 2nd premiere on Wgn America, Salem Season 3 is teased in new character portraits featuring faces both familiar and new.

Press Release: Los Angeles, August 25, 2016 – In anticipation of the season three premiere of Wgn America’s hit supernatural thriller “Salem,” the network has released character portraits featuring the twisted and sexy cast, including the first-look at Samuel Roukin who portrays The Sentinel, a fallen angel and protector of the Devil boy (Oliver Bell). Season three of “Salem” will debut Halloween Week, Wednesday, November 2.

The third season of “Salem” dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Lrm Interview: Margo Martindale on The Hollars, Sneaky Pete and More!

23 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With nearly thirty years in the business, actress Margo Martindale has managed to turn a seemingly ordinary career as a character actor into an extraordinary career that’s garnered her two Emmys and two Critics Choice TV Awards.

In John Krasinski’s new comedy The Hollars, Martindale plays his mother Sally, who gets her son to return home from New York after she’s diagnosed with a brain tumor. It’s a lovely movie mainly for the significance of Martindale’s role in it and the great scenes she has with Krasinski (who also directed the film).

Even with her regular film credits, Martindale has been a TV mainstay in recent years from appearing on CBS’ The Good Wife and the short-lived sitcom The Millers, to a recurring role on FX’s The Americans.  Her latest project is the Amazon Studios show Sneaky Pete with Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi, »

- Edward Douglas

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TV News Roundup: Bravo Renews ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ for Season 2, ‘The Flash’ Casts Season 3 Villain

22 August 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Bravo has renewed “Below Deck Mediterranean” for Season 2. Plus, “The Flash” has cast a former MTV star as the new villain in Season 3, and TNT’s “Claws” pilot has added a new series regular.

Greenlights

“Below Deck Mediterranean” has been renewed for a second season, Bravo announced on Monday. Produced by 51 Minds, each episode of “Below Deck Mediterranean” — the spinoff to flagship series “Below Deck” — features a new group of clientele, giving audiences a ride on a new boat, new location, and new faces, to give an all access pass to the excitement, drama, and adventure of life aboard a private luxury yacht. A premiere date for Season 2 has yet to be released.

Casting

Breaking Bad” and “Friday Night Lights” alum Kevin Rankin has joined TNT’s nail salon pilot “Claws” as a series regular, Variety has learned exclusively. The dramedy, hailing from Rashida JonesLe Train Train production shingle, follows »

- Arya Roshanian

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Emmy Awards: There’s Plenty of Drama in the Drama Race

18 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When did drama become the underdog?

Traditionally the most prestigious category at the Emmys, somewhere along the line, drama lost a bit of heat.

The culprit: Those clever folks over at Team Comedy, who stole the spotlight thanks to the emergence of new bold, risk-taking, subversive voices (“Master of None,” “Black-ish”).

Also guilty of a bit of momentum theft: Team Limited Series. It’s hard to compete with the star power lured by the promise of 10-and-out (“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “The Night Manager”). No series commitment necessary.

But don’t sell drama short. Even in the post “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” era, there’s still plenty of high-quality drama being made on television. From big-budget battles to intricate spy craft to emotional wallops, the seven drama contenders offer powerful storytelling, compelling narratives, stellar acting — and yes, even a few laughs.

Witness the chorus of cheers when FX’s “The Americans” finally earned its much deserved »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Emmy-Nominated Drama Creatives Discuss Submitted Episodes

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

Each Emmy nominated drama series is asked to submit six episodes from their eligible season to serve as a sample of their work. Variety asked creatives behind each nominated series to discuss the decisions that went into those submissions.

The Americans (FX)

“We wanted to go with some sense of momentum in picking mostly [the season’s] later episodes, and one early on that had a big moment and set the table for what was to come,” says executive producer Joel Fields of putting episodes four, seven, eight, nine, 12, and 13 of season four before Emmy voters. “We very quickly settled on four of the six, and in choosing the final two it then became about thinking through, ‘Do we want to go more for flow, for favorite episodes?’ And we picked one early and one later to give a sense of the whole season,” says series creator Joe Weisberg.

Better Call Saul (AMC)

“We backload the drama on our show »

- Rob Owen

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Drama’s in the Details for Emmy-Nominated Series

18 August 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Whether it’s planting seeds from which future plot twists bloom or hiding Easter eggs to tantalize die-hard fans, the showrunners of this year’s Emmy-nominated drama series recognize the high level of scrutiny their shows face from eagle-eyed viewers in the social media age.

Better Call Saul” executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould say they’re both reading a book about the original “Star Trek” and while fan scrutiny was acute during that classic show’s run, fan theories now get distributed at warp speed. “What’s changed is the technology nowadays — some form of social media allows folks like Peter and I instantaneous reaction from these hardcore fans if we choose to partake in it,” Gilligan says.

“Fan theories 50 years ago might have been published in a mimeographed fanzine. Now it’s up on Reddit or up on Twitter and spreads really fast,” Gould says.

The Americans” creator Joe Weisberg says the scrutiny has »

- Rob Owen

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Emmy Drama Series Race: ‘Game of Thrones’ vs. ‘Mr. Robot’

18 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even with seven series in the hunt, Emmy’s drama field could be twice as large because of all the worthy candidates in the peak TV era. Among the contenders this time, the battle lines seem to be drawn as a choice between the great spectacle of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the seductively subversive world of USA’s “Mr. Robot.” But two beloved spy-fi series could well be sleepers to watch: FX’s “The Americans,” which finally earned some Emmy respect after four seasons, and Showtime’s “Homeland,” which reinvented itself yet again in season five.

The Odds

The chances of reigning champ “Game of Thrones” nabbing back-to-back wins are strong. The fantasy drama raised the stakes again with the emotional arcs for its core characters and the stunning accompanying visuals. Plus, given the opportunity, Emmy voters love repeat victories. Shows that logged consecutive drama series wins during the past 30 years include “L.A. Law” (1989- »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Emmy Lead Actor Races Welcome Four Worthy First-Time Nominees

17 August 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With four of last year’s Emmy-nominated drama and comedy lead actors out of the running, we were guaranteed to see new faces this year. But the pleasant surprise was just how deserving the newcomers turned out to be.

Both categories welcomed one star of a freshman series and one previously overlooked lead of a veteran show. In drama, those were “Mr. Robot” breakout Rami Malek and “The Americans” anchor Matthew Rhys.

Malek’s nomination had been expected — he was up for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award this year, and toplined what was arguably the buzziest new drama of the season (and the only freshman drama up for the top series award). It’s impossible to conceive of the show without his bug-eyed, nervous energy, his manic flights of fancy, and the deadpan delivery he brings to both the show’s playful, free associative narration and his character’s more carefully calculated dialogue.

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- Geoff Berkshire

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Your 9 2016 First-Time Drama Nominees

17 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesRami Malek, “Mr. Robot” Twitter: @itsramimalek Hometown: Los Angeles Representation: William Morris EndeavorMalek first appeared on our TV screens in a 2004 episode of “Gilmore Girls.” Over a decade later, he’s delivering one of the most compelling performances on television today. Perhaps it’s the intense eyes that make Malek seem so accessible to us as Elliot’s audience (writer-creator Sam Esmail’s shrewd monologues don’t hurt either). But even when Elliot is a mystery unto himself, rattled by capitalistic surroundings that refract through his schizophrenic alter ego, Malek makes his intentions crystal clear. The actor was nominated for a Golden Globe this year for his portrayal of the disturbed hacker and picked up a Critics’ Choice Television award. We can’t wait to see what he does at the Emmys. Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” Twitter: @matthewrhys Hometown: Cardiff, wales Representation: William Morris »

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Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans,’ Not ‘Game of Thrones’: IndieWire’s Emmy Endorsements (Drama)

16 August 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Drama Series

Nominees:

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr. Robot

IndieWire’s Vote: “The Americans

We’re obviously big fans of a lot of these shows. “Better Call Saul,” “Mr. Robot” and even “House of Cards” are deserving nominees, and there’s no shame in voting for any one of them. But come on: “The Americans” getting an Emmy nod for Outstanding Drama Series is like the Chicago Cubs reaching the World Series. If they made it this far — finally — they better freaking win. “The Americans” has been the best drama on cable for four years. An intricate spy thriller side-by-side with an equally compelling family drama, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields have crafted a series as appealing as it is relevant. When it comes to FX’s best show (which is saying something), it’s more than just “you should »

- Ben Travers

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Where to Watch the Best TV of 2016

16 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whether you think there’s too much TV or just a whole heckuva lot, everyone can agree there’s no shortage of options. TV fans are bombarded with new shows, returning shows, broadcast shows, cable shows, streaming shows, independent shows, one-off shows, long-running shows and so much more. How do you prioritize what to watch next after you (miraculously) get through the latest “great” new series?

Simple answer: Let us tell you.

Below is a list of the best television shows out there, how to watch them and why you should. Whether it’s on Netflix or SeeSo, Yahoo Screen or Hulu, YouTube or VOD, we’ll tell you how to binge it, sample it or catch it live. Compiled by the Indiewire TV Team — and updated regularly — the below choices should cover all your bases, no matter how much you’ve currently seen. Casual viewers can skip down to »

- Ben Travers

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Where to Watch the Best TV of 2016

16 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether you think there’s too much TV or just a whole heckuva lot, everyone can agree there’s no shortage of options. TV fans are bombarded with new shows, returning shows, broadcast shows, cable shows, streaming shows, independent shows, one-off shows, long-running shows and so much more. How do you prioritize what to watch next after you (miraculously) get through the latest “great” new series?

Simple answer: Let us tell you.

Below is a list of the best television shows out there, how to watch them and why you should. Whether it’s on Netflix or SeeSo, Yahoo Screen or Hulu, YouTube or VOD, we’ll tell you how to binge it, sample it or catch it live. Compiled by the Indiewire TV Team — and updated regularly — the below choices should cover all your bases, no matter how much you’ve currently seen. Casual viewers can skip down to »

- Ben Travers

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Review: ‘The Wine Show’ Needs More Rhys-ling, But Pairs Nicely With Friends

15 August 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

What do you look for in foodie TV?

You know what I’m talking about. One of two things happens:

You find yourself zoning out on a Saturday morning, staring blankly at your TV, and suddenly you become fascinated by the amateur chefs cooking for a chance at running their own restaurant. You make the conscious choice to sit down and invest in foodie TV, perhaps of the more artful variety — like “Chef’s Table.”

Basically, viewers are looking for something to either compliment shutting off their brain, something a little bolder, or something in between. “The Wine Show,” a British import brought to the States courtesy of Hulu, falls into the in between, offering up engaging and educational segments as it simultaneously tries to goof around and have a good time. While it finds its feet in this tricky duality as it progresses, the series’ biggest draw is also »

- Indiewire Staff

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Review: ‘The Wine Show’ Needs More Rhys-ling, But Pairs Nicely With Friends

15 August 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What do you look for in foodie TV?

You know what I’m talking about. One of two things happens:

You find yourself zoning out on a Saturday morning, staring blankly at your TV, and suddenly you become fascinated by the amateur chefs cooking for a chance at running their own restaurant. You make the conscious choice to sit down and invest in foodie TV, perhaps of the more artful variety — like “Chef’s Table.”

Basically, viewers are looking for something to either compliment shutting off their brain, something a little bolder, or something in between. “The Wine Show,” a British import brought to the States courtesy of Hulu, falls into the in between, offering up engaging and educational segments as it simultaneously tries to goof around and have a good time. While it finds its feet in this tricky duality as it progresses, the series’ biggest draw is also »

- Indiewire Staff

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13 Times Keri Russell Oozed Cool, Laid-Back City Girl

12 August 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It's been a long time since Keri Russell's Felicity days, but the actress is still traipsing around New York City like a breath of fresh air. These days, though, Keri primarily hangs in Brooklyn with her family: her boyfriend and The Americans costar, Matthew Rhys; their newborn baby boy, Sam; and Keri's daughter, Willa, and son, River, from her previous marriage to Shane Deary. Besides being a total fashion inspiration and bringing her sartorial excellence to the red carpet, Keri also happens to be a down-to-earth borough babe - she's often spotted riding her bike around town like any other normal, cool city girl and has been photographed doing the school drop-off, schlepping paint samples while pregnant, and picking up beer on a hot Summer day. We're paying homage to Keri's low-profile Brooklyn lifestyle and rounding up all the times she made us proud to be city girls, too. »

- Brittney Stephens

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Emmy-Nominated Lead Actors Balance Humor and Tragedy

12 August 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After three seasons of using his fists, scowls, or libido to express his feelings, Liev Schreiber’s Ray Donovan found another way to show his guilt and torment in the third season finale of the eponymous Showtime series: Confessing to a priest about all the crimes he’s seen and done, this brute broke down in tears.

“Those are the scenes that actually feel cathartic,” Schreiber says. “The hardest thing to do with a character is to ramp up tension and not express it, because it’s a very subtle thing to do. It also involves creating an emotional energy inside yourself that you don’t release that’s been sat on and repressed and gets held. I think that’s the stuff that’s bad for you, mentally. That confession scene; I’m really grateful to David [Hollander, the series’ showrunner and episode’s director] and Leland [Orser, who played Father Romero] and the crew for creating the environment for Ray to get something off his chest, both »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Tatiana Maslany and Matthew Rhys Talk Emmy Nominations, Role Playing and Final Seasons

12 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Call them the small screen’s masters of disguise. Tatiana Maslany has played 11 unique characters, and counting, on the sci-fi thriller “Orphan Black,” and Matthew Rhys has donned well over a dozen alternate identities as undercover Kgb spy Philip Jennings on “The Americans.” And yet despite significant critical acclaim for their work from the very beginning, it took Emmy voters awhile to catch on. Maslany earned her first nom last year in her third season, while Rhys finally broke through this year in season four. Variety introduced the Canadian-born actress and Welsh-born actor by phone, while she was in Prague and he was in Brooklyn. Together they reflect on what it’s like to play roles within roles, prepare for their respective final seasons, and be “snubbed.”

Congratulations on the Emmy nominations this year. Both of you had a few years of people saying you were “snubbed.” And how does actually getting nominated compare?

Maslany: »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Find Out Where Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Are Headed Next After Their Sudden SNL Exits

11 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.Well, that didn't take long. Saturday Night Live vets Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah - who learned earlier this week that their comedic services were no longer needed on the late-night sketch series - have both scored pilot deals at Showtime, the network announced on Thursday at the TCA Summer Press Tour. Killam will star in the tentatively titled Mating, which is a comedy anthology series that focuses on a freshly divorced guy who got married at a young age and is now trying to navigate a much-changed, complicated dating world. »

- Dan Snierson, @DanSnierson

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