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Emmys 2019 exclusive: FX categories for ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘Fosse/Verdon’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for FX. For this season, the cable network has newcomers “Pose” and “What We Do in the Shadows” (Natasia Demetriou), returning shows “American Horror Story” and “Better Things” (Pamela Adlon), plus limited series “Fosse/Verdon” as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of FX lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies, dramas and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEECody Fern Interview: ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”

Drama Series

Drama Actress – Sarah Paulson

Drama Actor – Cody Fern

Drama Supporting Actress – Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts

Drama Supporting Actor – Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters, Billy Porter

Drama Guest Actress – Connie Britton,
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Dick Wolf Showrunner Shuffle: Warren Leight Returns to ‘Svu,’ Michael Chernuchin Moves to ‘FBI’

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Dick Wolf Showrunner Shuffle: Warren Leight Returns to ‘Svu,’ Michael Chernuchin Moves to ‘FBI’
A pair of Dick Wolf primetime dramas are undergoing a behind-the-scenes shuffle ahead of next season.

Warren Leight, a “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” veteran who previously ran the show between 2011 and 2016, is now set to return to the NBC procedural as executive producer and showrunner. He will replace current “Svu” showrunner Michael Chernuchin, who will move to CBS’s “FBI” as executive producer.

In addition, Chernuchin has signed an overall deal with Universal Television, which produces both shows, as well as the rest of Wolf Entertainment’s output.

Also Read: Fox Orders Dick Wolf-Produced Docuseries About First Responders

Leight became the “Svu” showrunner beginning with its 13th season, which came immediately following the departure of lead Mariska Hargitay’s longtime co-star Christopher Meloni. He stayed on for five seasons until exiting in 2016.

Leight also serves as co-creator and executive producer on another upcoming “Law & Order” spinoff,
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Warren Leight Returns To ‘Law & Order: Svu’ As Showrunner, Michael Chernuchin Joins ‘FBI’ As Ep, Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

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Warren Leight Returns To ‘Law & Order: Svu’ As Showrunner, Michael Chernuchin Joins ‘FBI’ As Ep, Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV
As Law & Order: Svu is heading into its historic 21st season, the series is bringing back one of its beloved showrunners. Warren Leight, credited with revitalizing the veteran crime drama during his five-year turn at the helm, is returning as executive producer/showrunner.

He will succeed another veteran of the Dick Wolf drama universe, Michael Chernuchin, who will join Wolf’s CBS series FBI, recently renewed for a second season. Chernuchin has signed a new overall deal with Universal Television, the studio behind all Dick Wolf shows.

Chernuchin will work as executive producer on FBI alongside Rick Eid, who will continue as executive producer/showrunner on both FBI for its upcoming second season and Chicago P.D. for its seventh.

“Nooch has been in the Wolf family for three decades, beginning with the early days of Law & Order, Wolf said. “He is one of the most consistent and versatile writers
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Happy!: Season Two Viewer Votes

How pleased are you with the second season of the Happy! TV show on Syfy? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Happy! is cancelled or renewed for season two. 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 of the Happy! season two episodes here.

A comedic Syfy crime drama, Happy! stars Christopher Meloni with Patton Oswalt (voice), Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore, Ritchie Coster, Patrick Fischler, and Christopher Fitzgerald. The season two cast also includes Ann-Margaret and Big Show. Happy! centers on a former cop, Nick Sax (Meloni). As a hitman on the skids, a drunken and depressed Nick had his existence turned upside down by Happy
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 2)

1956: As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiered on CBS.

1971: ABC aired the final episode of Dark Shadows.

1978: Primetime soap opera Dallas premiered on CBS."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1951: Hawkins Falls, a primetime dramedy in 1950 returned as 15-minute five-days-a-week daytime soap opera on NBC titled Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel, created by Roy Winsor and Doug Johnson. Its large cast of "townspeople" included Frank Dane, Bernadine Flynn, Ros Twohey, Hope Summers and Barbara Berjer. Produced and directed by Ben Park, it ran four years.
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We're Celebrating Christopher Meloni's Birthday the Only Way We Know How...With Photos of Him and Mariska Hargitay!

We're Celebrating Christopher Meloni's Birthday the Only Way We Know How...With Photos of Him and Mariska Hargitay!
Dun, dun...it's Christopher Meloni's birthday! Law & Order: Special Victims Unit characters Detective Elliot Stabler (Meloni) and his partner and current leading lady Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) had a very deep and strong connection on the series and they always had each other's back. Over the years, fans of the NBC show grew obsessed with them, but the real friendship we are still living for today is the one between birthday boy Meloni and his former co-star Hargitay. Seriously, they would make Stabler and Benson really proud based on their continually strong bond in real life and it makes our hearts jump for joy year after year. Despite the fact that Stabler and...
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Netflix's The Silence Trailer: Kiernan Shipka Fights Flying Bat Monsters

Netflix has really stepped up the horror game over the past few years producing such neo hits as Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and Suzanne Bier's adaptation of Josh Mallerman's Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock. And today we have the trailer and poster for their new possible hit The Silence starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka. The film comes to us from director John R. Leonetti, who is perhaps best known for helming the original Annabelle flick along with the PG-13 teen horror movie Wish Upon starring Joey King, and let's not let him forget, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation starring Robin Shou and James Remar.

The Silence begins when the world is attacked by a flock of terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, which sounds like, you know, bats to me. Anyhow, when these bat monsters attack the world, 16-year
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Happy! on Syfy: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch

What's next for Sax and Happy? Has the Happy! TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Syfy? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Happy! 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 comedic, fantastical Syfy crime drama, Happy! stars Christopher Meloni with Patton Oswalt (voice), Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore, Ritchie Coster, Patrick Fischler, and Christopher Fitzgerald. The season two cast also includes Ann-Margaret and Big Show. Happy! centers on a former cop, Nick Sax (Meloni). As a hitman on the skids, a drunken and depressed Nick had his existence turned upside down by Happy (Oswalt), an imaginary unicorn, who is out to save the
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Happy!: Season Two Ratings

Although its ratings were low next to broadcast network television shows, last year, the Happy! TV show was the second highest ratings-earner for Syfy. On the other hand, the cable network cancelled The Expanse, its third highest-rated show, so maybe we're lucky to be here now. Can the second season of Happy! draw a bigger audience and cement its place in the Syfy lineup? Will Happy! be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.

A comedic Syfy crime drama with a whimsical touch of fantasy, Happy! stars Christopher Meloni with Patton Oswalt (voice), Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore, Ritchie Coster, Patrick Fischler, and Christopher Fitzgerald. The season two cast also includes Ann-Margaret and Big Show. Happy! centers on a former cop, Nick Sax (Meloni). As a hitman on the skids, a drunken and depressed Nick had his existence turned upside down by Happy
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‘Happy!’ Season 2 Review: Syfy’s Demented But Charming Black Comedy Takes on Easter

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‘Happy!’ Season 2 Review: Syfy’s Demented But Charming Black Comedy Takes on Easter
There are a ton of shows out there right now, but it’s safe to say that “Happy!” is, by far, the very best one about an ex-cop-turned-hitman and his imaginary best friend. Christopher Meloni’s violent hero and a CGI blue unicorn/pegasus voiced by Patton Oswalt are just trying to get by in a dark, twisted New York City, but that’s not the only reason that the Syfy original series stands out. It’s got seasonal edge to spare, and a good heart behind all that madness.

When first introduced, the pairing of Meloni in full scumbum mode with a cheerful imaginary friend made for instant odd couple fun, and that dynamic blossoms further in Season 2 (debuting March 27). Nick also has the chance to reconnect with his daughter, Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo), and these scenes serve as the moving emotional core to an otherwise wild season. All the while,
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‘Happy!’ Creator Grant Morrison on the Deranged Second Season, His New ‘Green Lantern’ Run, and the ‘Brave New World’ TV Series [Interview]

‘Happy!’ Creator Grant Morrison on the Deranged Second Season, His New ‘Green Lantern’ Run, and the ‘Brave New World’ TV Series [Interview]
Grant Morrison’s comic Happy! was an unusual choice for a TV series. The initial limited run had to be expanded considerably, especially since Nick (Christopher Meloni) survived the first season, leaving room for a second season. So Happy! is back in all new uncharted territory. Nick has retired from the force and Happy (Patton Oswalt) […]

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Happy! Season 2 Review (Spoiler-Free)

Happy! leans even further into the depravity fans know and love it for, but at what cost to the story?

This Happy! review contains no spoilers.

When Syfy decided to transform Grant Morrison’s Happy! comic book series into a TV show, many were understandably taken aback. Not because of the graph novel’s intensely violent and crude subject matter (which the first season unabashedly dove head-first into), but for the length. The limited series ran for only four issues. The first season of Happy!, meanwhile, consisted of eight hour-long episodes. How the hell does that work?

Depending on who you ask, it either does or doesn’t. But Syfy and the show’s fans were happy enough with the result, which is why Happy! is back for a second season consisting of yet another eight episodes. This time, however, Morrison, executive producer and director Brian Taylor, writer and associate
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Happy! Season 2: How Christopher Meloni Brings Nick Sax To Life

Andrew Husband Mar 20, 2019

The veteran actor opens up about his otherwise deadly serious approach to playing a crazed ex-cop turned hitman.

If Detective Elliot Stabler of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is all you think about whenever you see Christopher Meloni, then you don’t know Christopher Meloni. From Wet Hot American Summer and the Harold & Kumar movies to Man of Steel, the actor has contorted himself so much that it’s almost impossible to know who he is. This is especially true of his work on Syfy’s deranged comedy series Happy!, in which he plays the alcoholic ex-cop turned hitman Nick Sax.

Meloni frequently dials everything up to 11 and beyond in Happy! Season 2 which premieres Wednesday, March 27th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. Yet this doesn’t mean that Meloni and Sax are one in the same, right?

“Hold on a minute,” he told Den of Geek during a phone interview last week.
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Kaley Cuoco shares first glimpse of The Joker from Harley Quinn animated series

Kaley Cuoco is set to swap her starring role in the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory for a starring role as the fan favourite villain Harley Quinn in DC Universe’s upcoming adult animated series, and the actress has taken to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes photo from the Adr booth which offers our first glimpse at Harley’s (former) puddin’ The Joker, who’ll be voiced by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Get a look at the Clown Prince of Crime here…

The adult animated comedy series, Harley Quinn, follows Harley’s adventures, where alongside ragtag crew of DC castoffs, she tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.

Harley Quinn is slated to premiere on DC Universe in late 2019, and features a voice cast that includes Kaley Cuoco as Harley, Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Diedrich Bader as Batman,
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American Dad! Season 15 Episode 18 Review: Twinanigans

American Dad! sees double when Roger and Steve revive an old routine.

This American Dad! review contains spoilers.

American Dad! Season 15, Episode 18

"You stripped me of superstardom! I should be on the red carpet! Not sitting on the couch in this weird position."

When it comes to the various character pairings that American Dad! will turn to, the combination of Steve and Roger is usually a safe one to bank on. Some of the most satisfying stories come from when these two are together and while “Twinanigans” has a very encouraging premise for Roger and Steve, it’s an episode that tries to do too much and cover too many bases. While this is not a total misfire, a simplified take on these ideas could have led to a stronger episode that doesn’t overextend itself.

An innocent night of Stews and Views leads to Steve, Roger, and Klaus stumbling
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Happy! season 2 release date: When does the black comedy crime series come back on Syfy in 2019?

Syfy renewed the black comedy crime series Happy! for season 2 back in January 2018, two days before the season 1 finale aired on January 31. Fans were happy when Syfy announced that Happy! was returning, with Christopher Meloni as the drunken police detective-turned-hit man Nick Sax, and Patton Oswalt, voicing the titular imaginary blue-winged horse. Happy! was an instant hit with fans. The Christmas-themed inaugural season of the show, which premiered on Syfy on December 6, 2016, received 1.708 million total viewers (Live+3), including 0.658 million viewers in the 18-49 demo, making it the network’s best series premiere since […]

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‘Cipher’: Adrian Grenier To Star In Syfy AI Pilot; Sydney Morton Cast

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‘Cipher’: Adrian Grenier To Star In Syfy AI Pilot; Sydney Morton Cast
Former Entourage star Adrian Grenier has been cast as the lead of Syfy pilot Cipher (working title), and Sydney Morton is set as a series regular in the AI drama from Allison Miller (Strange Angel) and Universal Content Productions. Rough House Pictures (Halloween) is executive producing.

Written by Miller, in Cipher, following the recent death of his mother, 13-year-old video game junkie Asa’s (Gabriel Bateman) life changes yet again when his brain is implanted with one-of-a-kind computer technology, and the boy and his father John (Grenier) unwittingly find themselves at the center of the next great war – over artificial intelligence.

Grenier’s John returns to his hometown of Austin to raise his only child, Asa. When he learns that Asa’s life is in danger, John is forced to step up and protect his son.

Morton will portray Bridgette, an Nsa operative who knows more about the source of
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Spotlight: Smile Train's Celebrity Supporters

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their own communities. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.org.

Celebrity supporters

Smile Train has 41 known supporters, including Robin Williams, Reba McEntire, and Bette Midler

Areas of work ChildrenHealth Read more about Smile Train's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Ltts Exclusive: Christopher Meloni And Smile TrainBuy Guitar String Bracelets And Support CharityAishwarya Rai To Bring Smiles To ChildrenMichael
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The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 to premiere on Hulu in June

Hulu has announced the return of its hit series The Handmaid’s Tale. The third season of the Margaret Atwood adaptation will premiere on Hulu Wednesday, June 5 with three new episodes to that day. After that, the series will return to streaming one new episode each week.

Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale is driven by June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds. Startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: “Blessed be the fight.” A TV spot for the upcoming season was recently shown at the Super Bowl.

The Handmaid’s Tale stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-t Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. Season 3 will
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Hulu Drops Trailers for Dr. Ruth Documentary, New Aidy Bryant Comedy ‘Shrill’ (Video)

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Hulu has set premiere dates and released new trailers for the Aidy Bryant comedy “Shrill” and the feature documentary “Ask Dr. Ruth.”

Directed by Ryan White, “Ask Dr. Ruth” chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. It will hit Hulu on Friday, May 10, following a limited theatrical run the week prior.

Per Hulu, “With her diminutive frame, thick German accent and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.”

Also Read: Vice Media Near Deal for New Show With Hulu, Executive Says (Exclusive)

Rafael Marmor, White, Jessica Hargrave and Christopher Leggett are producers on the film.

Shrill,” slated to debut on Wednesday,
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