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Superior Donuts on CBS: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Will Sophia's food truck sink Arthur's shop? Is the Superior Donuts TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Superior Donuts, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A sitcom airing on the CBS television network, Superior Donuts stars Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle, and Diane Guerrero. The story centers on an old school Chicago donut shop owner, Arthur Przybyszewski (Hirsch), who is loath to keep up with the changing times. A young self-starter named Franco (Fowler) convinces Arthur to hire him
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Steven Bochco, Innovative Co-Creator of ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘Hill Street Blues,’ Dies at 74

Steven Bochco, Innovative Co-Creator of ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘Hill Street Blues,’ Dies at 74
Steven Bochco, a producer whose boundary-pushing series such as “Hill Street Blues” and “NYPD Blue” helped define the modern TV drama, has died. He was 74.

Bochco had been battling a rare form of leukemia for several years. He had a transplant in late 2014 that was credited with prolonging his life. A family spokesman told the Associated Press that he died in his sleep on Sunday after a battle with cancer, but did not release details of a memorial service.

Working with different collaborators, Bochco co-created some of TV’s most popular series for more than 20 years while helping to create
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‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge

‘Mom’ star Allison Janney’s Oscar win for ‘I, Tonya’ proves that TV and film worlds continue to merge
Earlier this month the star of a network television sitcom, Allison Janney, won an Oscar. In fact, she had to cut her appearances at post-Oscar parties short because she had to be at work on the CBS show “Mom” the next day. While this has happened before, Janney’s victory for “I Tonya” and the lack of media attention to a sitcom star winning a movie award just shows how the television and film worlds have merged to an extent that actors now move freely in between both venues.

See Oscar hosts gallery: Performers who have hosted the Academy Awards

Until fairly recently you were either a television actor or a film actor. You pretty much did one or the other. It was even common for young actors to stipulate that they would only audition for film. Some actors such as Bruce Willis were able to parlay their TV stardom into movie careers,
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Patrika Darbo Revealed as Host of 9th Annual Indie Series Awards

Patrika Darbo will host the 9th Annual ISAs on April 4.

Photo Credit: Russell BaerThe Bold and the Beautiful star Patrika Darbo will host the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony on April 4 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. CA.

At this year's ISAs, Darbo is nominated for her work in three separate web series: Indoor Boys, The Bay and Ladies of the Lake. In an Indie Series Awards first, she will compete against herself in the Best Guest Actress - Drama category.

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced entertainment created for the Web.

Ladies of the Lake leads all series with 18 total nominations, followed by 16 for The Bay. Those shows will compete in the Best Drama Series category with Anacostia, Giants, L.A. Macabre, Riley Parra, Running With Violet and Teenagers.

Filth City leads all comedies with 12 nominations. The series is joined in the Best Comedy Series field by 190 Lorimer,
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When co-stars collide at Oscars: Does one win or do they split the vote? Sam Rockwell, pay attention!

When co-stars collide at Oscars: Does one win or do they split the vote? Sam Rockwell, pay attention!
It’s the dream of most actors and actresses to receive an Oscar nomination and, if they’re lucky, to win. But what happens when you’re up against a co-star from the same movie? Does one triumph or do they split the vote? Click through our photo gallery above of all the times this has happened throughout Academy Awards history.

Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson both scored Best Supporting Actor nominations for their work in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” It has been 26 years since Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley were both nominated for “Bugsy” (1991). Unfortunately for the duo they split their support and Jack Palance won for “City Slickers,” ironically a former victim of vote-splitting against his “Shane” co-star Brandon De Wilde (they lost to Frank Sinatra, “From Here to Eternity”).

See 2018 Oscar Best Picture predictions by experts: ‘Three Billboards’ pulls into tie with ‘The Shape of Water’ as voting ends Feb.
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Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) would be sixth Best Supporting Actor Oscar champ to beat a co-star

Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) would be sixth Best Supporting Actor Oscar champ to beat a co-star
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ended a 26-year drought in Best Supporting Actor, producing two nominees, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, from the same film for the first time since “Bugsy” (1991) stars Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley lost to Jack Palance (“City Slickers”). By all appearances, it’s smooth sailing for Rockwell for the win, which would be the sixth time a Best Supporting Actor winner defeated a co-star in 18 dual duels.

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939) stars Harry Carey and Claude Rains were the first co-stars to be nominated against each other in Best Supporting Actor, but they lost to Thomas Mitchell for “Stagecoach.” It would be another 32 years — with seven pairs of double nominees in between — before a Best Supporting Actor champ, Ben Johnson, beat a co-star, Jeff Bridges, for 1971’s “The Last Picture Show.”

Three years later, Robert De Niro prevailed over fellow “The Godfather Part II
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‘The West Wing’ Cast Denounced Donald Trump with an ‘All The President’s Men’ Live Reading

‘The West Wing’ Cast Denounced Donald Trump with an ‘All The President’s Men’ Live Reading
This weekend, former “West Wing” stars Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, and Ed Begley Jr. took part in a live reading of William Goldman’s Oscar-winning “All the President’s Men” screenplay at Los Angeles City Hall. The January 27 performance commenced in the marble-columned Council Chamber, where audience members in wooden pews faced the 20-person cast, who temporarily occupied legislators’ desks and high-backed leather chairs.

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Stephen Sachs, the co-founder and co-artistic director of Los Angeles’ Fountain Theatre, created the free event and served as the show’s director. “News journalists and artists are the enemy of dishonest leaders, because we are the truth tellers,” he said. “I am so proud of our city. What other major city in the country would hand over City Hall to its artists?”

“All the President’s Men” (1976) was adapted from
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Superior Donuts: CBS Ups Season Two Episode Order

It's time to make the donuts at the Tiffany Network. CBS has ordered a full second season of its Superior Donuts TV show. The increased episode order comes after CBS ordered only three additional episodes of freshman comedy 9Jkl, and pulled Me, Myself & I from the schedule, leaving it effectively cancelled. A CBS workplace sitcom, Superior Donuts stars Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle, and Diane Guerrero. The comedy follows an old school Chicago donut shop owner, Arthur Przybyszewski (Hirsch), who has no interest in keeping up with the changing times. A young self-starter named Franco (Fowler) convinces Arthur to hire him to bring the shop (and Arthur) up to date, so it remains competitive. Read More…
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Machinima’s Latest ‘Transformers’ Series, Bolstered By Well-Known Voices, Arrives On Go90

Machinima's latest exploration of the Transformers universe is all fueled up and ready to roll. Transformers: Titans Return, which continues the animated saga that began with 2016's Combiner Wars, has now launched on Go90.

Titans Return features some of the most iconic Transformers characters from the franchise, with Peter Cullen leading the way as the voice of the legendary Autobot leader Optimus Prime. Cullen anchors a strong cast that includes several actors who will reprise voice roles from earlier installments of the Transformers canon, including Judd Hirsch and Wil Wheaton. Several YouTube stars, including MatPat and Tay Zonday, are featured in the new series as well.

Like Combiner Wars, which according to Machinima has received more than 125 million global views since its premiere, Titans Return is available in most countries via Go90, which is run by Verizon. In China, the series will be released in partnership with local media company Sohu thanks to a 2016 deal.
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Superior Donuts: Season Two Viewer Votes

How well does Arthur roll with the changes during the second season of the Superior Donuts TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Superior Donuts is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the Superior Donuts season two episodes below. A CBS sitcom, Superior Donuts stars Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle, and Diane Guerrero. The story centers on an old school Chicago donut shop owner, Arthur Przybyszewski (Hirsch), who is loath to keep up with the changing times. A young self-starter named Franco
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Honorary Oscars: Donald Sutherland in "Ordinary People"

Lynn Lee reflects on Honorary Oscar winner Donald Sutherland's work in a former Best Picture...

The first time I saw Ordinary People, I remember thinking it was very good, very sad, and very WASPy, and that the acting was outstanding across the board. I was most impressed, if also most frustrated, by Mary Tyler Moore for playing so convincingly against type as the chilly, brittle, allergic-to-grief Beth Jarrett; found Timothy Hutton’s guilt-racked Conrad the most relatable; and Judd Hirsch’s warm, no-bs shrink the most appealing. Yet the character I ended up feeling the most sympathy for was Donald Sutherland’s Calvin, who’s forced to accept the disintegration of the family he fought so hard to preserve.
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Inside the Life of River Phoenix, the Beloved Actor Who Died at 23

Inside the Life of River Phoenix, the Beloved Actor Who Died at 23
Tuesday marks the 24th anniversary of River Phoenix’s untimely death on Oct. 31, 1993.

The actor was just 23 when he died outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood due to a drug overdose, but made his mark on the world after starring in beloved films Stand By Me (1986), Running on Empty (1988) and My Own Private Idaho (1991). His final film, Dark Blood, was completed in 2012.

In Phoenix’s honor, we’re taking a look back at his quick rise to fame and the best work of the gone-but-never-forgotten star.

An Unusual Childhood

Phoenix was born on August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon. His family
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Superior Donuts: Season Two Ratings

Last year, although it earned much lower demo ratings and drew a somewhat smaller total viewership than the cancelled The Great Indoors, CBS renewed its Superior Donuts TV show for a second season. We may never know if it was the premise, the writing, the cast, or an executive with a sweet tooth that saved this fledgling sitcom. What matters now is whether or not it can retain or even build upon its freshman season audience. Will Superior Donuts be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A CBS comedy based on the Tracy Letts play of the same name, Superior Donuts stars Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle, and Diane Guerrero. The story centers on an old-school Chicago donut shop owner, Arthur Przybyszewski (Hirsch), who is loath to keep up with
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Slaves Of Hollywood - A 1993 film about Hollywood Assistants ripped from today's headlines, sort of.

by Terry Keefe

Back in the mid-90s, Michael Wechsler, Brian Grossman, and myself collaborated with a bunch of great young actors and crew for this micro-budgeted feature film about tortured Hollywood assistants. Alex Simon makes a few cameos also!

As we were going for "theater of the absurd," and (mostly) dark laughs, it isn't the perfect companion to today's headlines, but some of the milieu will be familiar. The stories about Harvey Weinstein abounded even then. In total honesty, I had great bosses in Hollywood, and the film is all based on stories we had heard about Other bosses. The ones you didn't want to work for. There but for the grace of God went we. But Meryl Streep did later call Harvey "God," so it all gets confusing.

We shot this two years before Kevin Spacey tore up the screen as the abusive producer in Swimming With Sharks,
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Meeting the Meyerowitzes by Anne-Katrin Titze

‪Rebecca Miller‬ on being in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected): "It's not like I'm going to start acting now. I just did it because of Noah." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), a highlight of the New York Film Festival, has a terrific ensemble cast including Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Ben Stiller, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Michael Chernus, and Rebecca Miller.

Rebecca Miller, whose documentary on her father, Arthur Miller: Writer, is also screening during this year's festival, took on the role of Loretta (named after Loretta Young or Loretta Lynn, we wondered, and if Maureen came from Maureen O'Hara) in her friend Noah Baumbach's latest. Adam Sandler is Danny, one of the Meyerowitz sons.

Rebecca Miller‬: "It was great to work with Adam Sandler. He is just such a wonderful performer,
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61st London Film Festival Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), 2017.

Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, Danny Flaherty, Adam David Thompson, Ronald Peet, Matthew Shear, Michael Chernus, and Sigourney Weaver.

Synopsis:

A dysfunctional family comes together when the father, a retired sculptor, becomes seriously ill. His children are forced to confront their differences while, at the same time, they have to cope with an event to celebrate his work.

Admit it! Our parents drive us crazy, right? It doesn’t matter how much we love them, there are always times when they send us round the bend for all kinds of reasons. And if dad – or “the dad” as wife Maureen (Emma Thompson) calls him – happens to be Harold Meyerowitz (Dustin Hoffman), he’s a master when it comes to pushing his children’s respective buttons,
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Film News Roundup: ‘Precious’ Scribe to Write Memphis Sanitation Strike Movie

Film News Roundup: ‘Precious’ Scribe to Write Memphis Sanitation Strike Movie
In today’s film news roundup, Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher has been hired to write “I Am a Man,” Gravitas picks up rights to Lgbtq marriage drama “The Ring Thing,” and a finishing fund for Sundance titles has launched.

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Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Fletcher has been hired to write “I Am a Man,” a historical drama about the 1968 strike by Memphis sanitation workers.

The Sycamore Pictures production is based on Michael K. Honey’s 2007 book of the same name about the strike, which was supported by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and lasted 65 days. King was in Memphis to support the strike when he was assassinated on the balcony of a motel. Sycamore’s Ben Nearn and Tom Rice are producing.

Fletcher won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “Precious” and recently wrote “Trial by Fire,” starring Laura Dern and Jack O’Connell. He is repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood
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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’: Netflix Comedy to Hit Top Ten Markets Following Nyff Showing

‘The Meyerowitz Stories’: Netflix Comedy to Hit Top Ten Markets Following Nyff Showing
Netflix is finally revealing a ten-city theater day-and date run for writer-director Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” on October 13. The film debuted in Cannes Competition and just played well at the New York Film festival with stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman on hand.

The movie stirred some controversy at Cannes for not being booked in French cinemas. And Baumbach made it clear he would have preferred that the movie be shown in theaters.

Read More:With ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach Is Shooting on Film Again (And He’s Not Going Back to Digital)

But Netflix is taking “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” to the following cinemas for mostly one-week runs at the same time it will be available in 190 countries around the world:

Los Angeles – The Landmark, Laemmle Noho

New York City – Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, IFC Center

Atlanta – Landmark’s Midtown Art
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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’: Netflix Comedy to Hit Top Ten Markets Following Nyff Showing

‘The Meyerowitz Stories’: Netflix Comedy to Hit Top Ten Markets Following Nyff Showing
Netflix is finally revealing a ten-city theater day-and date run for writer-director Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” on October 13. The film debuted in Cannes Competition and just played well at the New York Film festival with stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman on hand.

The movie stirred some controversy at Cannes for not being booked in French cinemas. And Baumbach made it clear he would have preferred that the movie be shown in theaters.

Read More:With ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach Is Shooting on Film Again (And He’s Not Going Back to Digital)

But Netflix is taking “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” to the following cinemas for mostly one-week runs at the same time it will be available in 190 countries around the world:

Los Angeles – The Landmark, Laemmle Noho

New York City – Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, IFC Center

Atlanta – Landmark’s Midtown Art
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Movie Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), 2017.

Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, Danny Flaherty, Adam David Thompson, Ronald Peet, Matthew Shear, Michael Chernus, and Sigourney Weaver.

Synopsis:

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Writer and director Noah Baumbach (Mistress America, Frances Ha) is without question one of the most gifted comedic/ dysfunctional family filmmakers working today, so it’s a godsend that he takes actors of exhaustedly lowbrow routines (Adam Sandler who has been slumming it up on the Netflix scene thanks to an overly lucrative financial deal that allows him to pump out garbage like The Ridiculous Six on the regular, or Ben Stiller who seems to be content reviving franchises of which no one
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