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Dirty John: Bravo Unveils First Look at True Crime Drama

"I feel like I'm finally home." Bravo has just released a new teaser for their upcoming TV show, Dirty John.

Based on the Los Angeles Times article and podcast, Dirty John centers on “‘DirtyJohn Meehan, his relationship with Debra Newell and his exploits. The series will tell the story of how Newell’s romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, deception, denial and, ultimately, survival — with shocking ramifications for not just her, but her children.” The cast includes Connie Britton, Juno Temple, Eric Bana, Jean Smart, and Julia Garner.

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Can ‘American Horror Story’ make an Emmys comeback after acclaimed ‘Apocalypse’ premiere?

On September 12, the eighth installment of FX’s “American Horror Story” kicked off its highly anticipated “Murder House” and “Coven” crossover season titled “Apocalypse.” We are just four months into the 2019 Emmys eligibility period, but with the premiere having struck a chord with viewers, awards talk is already underway. Could that lead to a comeback at next year’s Emmys? (See the list of 2018 Emmy winners.)

See Psst! Here are 7 secrets you didn’t know about the 70th Emmy Awards that I only learned by being there

Apocalypse” takes place in the near future, when the world is destroyed by missiles and nuclear winter kicks in. An organization by the name of “The Cooperative” is selecting young adults based on their genetic makeup to be saved from the apocalypse. Two of these survivors, Timothy (Kyle Allen) and Emily (Ashley Santos), are sent to Outpost 3, an underground base led by Ms.
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‘Dirty John’ Trailer: Eric Bana & Connie Britton Bring The Popular Crime Podcast To Life

It has been an unusually stimulating past few weeks for podcast fans. In late August, news broke that the enormously popular British comedy podcast “My Dad Wrote a Porno” is to be adapted for television. Unfortunately, details on this newly anticipated project are being kept under wraps. In the meantime, luckily, there’s another adaptation on the horizon – and we now have our first trailer for it: “Dirty John

The television adaptation for “Dirty John” – the true-crime podcast from Pulitzer Prize-nominated L.A.

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‘The Americans’ mirrored ‘Friday Night Lights” final Emmys run in more ways than you think

‘The Americans’ mirrored ‘Friday Night Lights” final Emmys run in more ways than you think
For a while, many were hoping and/or predicting “The Americans” would pull a “Friday Night Lights” at the Emmys: win Best Drama Writing for its series finale and Best Drama Actor in its final go-around just like “Fnl” did in 2011. It came true Monday night, when “Start,” written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, won the former and Matthew Rhys took home the latter. That one-two punch, however, isn’t the only way their final Emmy runs were eerily alike.

The critically adored, criminally under-rewarded shows were up for the same four awards in their final seasons: Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor, Best Drama Actress and Best Drama Writing (“Always” by “Fnl” executive producer Jason Katims). That’s not breaking news, and yeah, they lost the same awards, which quite a few people predicted as well. But to whom they lost those prizes is notable.

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Emmys 2018: Inside All the Post-Show Parties

  • Variety
The Emmys weren’t over when the credits rolled on the NBC telecast.

In fact, the ceremony, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che for the first time, was just the beginning of what turned out for many television stars and executives to be a very long night of party hopping.

First up was the Governors Ball followed by a slew of network and streaming service soirees held from downtown to West Hollywood.

Read on to get the inside details of what was happening into the wee hours of Tuesday morning…

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There was no one having a better time at the Netflix party than the young stars of “Stranger Things.”

Millie Bobby Brown hit the dance floor for a good part of the night along with her costars Noah Schnapp and Finn Wolfhard.

The @Stranger_Things kids are having a better time than anyone else at the @Netflix party.
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My Two American Horror Story Moms Looked So Good at the Emmy Awards

Connie Britton and Sarah Paulson were at the Emmy Awards on Monday night in La, making them the only two stars repping the cast of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. The two gorgeous actresses looked positively stunning on the red carpet, and luckily for us, they had a brief rendezvous to pose for pics. Paulson, of course, is on the nominations list for her sensational work on the show's seventh season, Cult. Don't worry, though: the newly arrived Apocalypse will promptly resume this Wednesday night.
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My Two American Horror Story Moms Looked So Good at the Emmy Awards

My Two American Horror Story Moms Looked So Good at the Emmy Awards
Connie Britton and Sarah Paulson were at the Emmy Awards on Monday night in La, making them the only two stars repping the cast of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. The two gorgeous actresses looked positively stunning on the red carpet, and luckily for us, they had a brief rendezvous to pose for pics. Paulson, of course, is on the nominations list for her sensational work on the show's seventh season, Cult. Don't worry, though: the newly arrived Apocalypse will promptly resume this Wednesday night.
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Emmys 2018 Riskiest Looks on the Red Carpet: Tina Fey, Emilia Clarke and More

Emmys 2018 Riskiest Looks on the Red Carpet: Tina Fey, Emilia Clarke and More
The Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet calls for elegant and understated ensembles, yet some of Hollywood's biggest stars chose to be bold with their looks. Celebrities like Emilia Clarke, Deon Cole and Connie Britton chose looks that stood out, starting conversations among viewers. Without them, quite honestly, the red carpet wouldn't be as exciting. We need those bold looks. Case in point: Tina Fey's bold and glittering ensemble. The former Saturday Night Live regular chose a multicolored gown with sheer detailing, then paired it with a black leather waist belt. Some love it. Some don't.  Laura Dern also wore a look that struck a debate. For the event, she layered a...
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‘Dirty John’ Teaser: Chilling First Look At Eric Bana As John Meehan In Bravo True Crime Anthology

Bravo has dropped the first teaser featuring Eric Bana as John Meehan in its true crime anthology Dirty John, produced by Universal Cable Productions. In the chilling clip, we see Meehan (Bana) rehearsing his lines before he goes to meet his next victim.

Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It centers on John Meehan (Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell, played by Connie Britton, off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies. The series chronicles the true story of how a romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation.

Britton is executive producing with Reiner, Cunningham, Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle and Charles Roven, and Los Angeles Times Studios’ Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri.

In addition to Bana and Britton, the
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How to Watch the Emmys Online

  • Variety
The 2018 Emmy Awards telecast will air live on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt. NBC will broadcast the awards live on both coasts, with pre-show coverage beginning at 4:30 p.m. Et/1:30 p.m. Pt.

The awards can be streamed live from NBC.com or by downloading the NBC app.

Broadcasting live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater for the 11th year, the 70th Emmy Awards features some of the biggest shows on television pitted against each other.

With 22 nominations, HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” leads with the most overall nods, closely followed by NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s “Westworld” with 21 nominations each.

Sandra Oh stands to make history as the first actor of Asian descent to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama for “Killing Eve.”

Benedict Cumberbatch is up for lead actor in a limited series for “Patrick Melrose,
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Emmys 2018: Watch our live streaming pre-show with predictions & analysis from Gold Derby Editors and contributors

Watch our live Emmys pre-show above as Gold Derby offers final analysis and predictions. Our two-hour streaming program today at 6 p.m. Et (3 p.m. Pt) will cover all 26 categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmys ceremony to be broadcast by NBC on Monday and hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost. Join along and place your own comments about our two-hour pre-show in the forums.

Senior editor Matt Noble headlines a group of Gold Derby Editors and contributors — Tom O’Neil, Paul Sheehan, Daniel Montgomery, Charles Bright, Andrew Carden, Riley Chow, Sam Eckmann, Zach Laws, Rob Licuria, Tom O’Brien and Tony Ruiz — for the entire two hours leading up to the ceremony. Managing editor Chris Beachum and senior editor Joyce Eng will be backstage once the NBC show starts, with winners announced on social media and press room Q&A videos with winners.

SEEEmmy predictions 2018: Complete racetrack odds in
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American Horror Story Slumps To Lowest Rated Premiere Yet

American Horror Story's best days are most definitely behind it. 

The veteran series returned with American Horror Story: Apocalypse Wednesday night, but the debut marked the least watched and lowest-rated premiere to date. 

With 3.1 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, it still managed to come in first place in the 10/9c slot. 

For comparison purposes the previous seasons debuted as follows:

American Horror Story Season 1 launched with 3.2 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.  American Horror Story Season 2 launched with 3.9 million viewers and a 2.2 rating. American Horror Story Season 3 launched with 5.5 million viewers and a 3.0 rating.  American Horror Story Season 4 launched with 6.1 million viewers and a 3.1 rating. American Horror Story Season 5 launched with 5.8 million viewers and a 3.0 rating.  American Horror Story Season 6 launched with 5.1 million viewers and a 2.8 rating. American Horror Story Season 7 launched with 3.9 million viewers and a 2.0 rating. 

Given that American Horror Story: Apocalypse is the highly
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American Horror Story: Is the FX TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Nine?

Vulture Watch

How long with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk horrify fans? Has the American Horror Story TV show been cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on FX? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of American Horror Story season nine. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   

What's This TV Show About?

An FX horror anthology, American Horror Story Apocalypse stars Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Stevie Nicks, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Amazon Eve, and Joan Collins. As always, Murphy and Brad Falchuk are keeping story details close to the
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‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Premieres to More Than 3 Million Viewers

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” didn’t come in with a Nielsen ratings bang Wednesday night — at least not compared to the FX anthology series’ previous season openers.

The first episode of Season 8 scored 3.08 million total viewers in live-plus-same-day numbers, meaning Ryan Murphy’s “Apocalypse” started down in overall eyeballs against the debut of “Cult” (Season 7), which brought in 3.93 million total viewers in L+Sd last September.

That makes “Apocalypse” the lowest-rated “Ahs” season opener, below “Murder House” (Season 1), which landed 3.18 million viewers in 2011, and “Asylum” (Season 2), which put up 3.85 million viewers in 2012.

Also Read: 'Ahs: Apocalypse': The Biggest Questions We Have After That Crazy Premiere

Mind you, these are all still solid numbers for a cable show’s premiere and the Live+3 ratings, which will include three days of delayed viewing and streaming numbers, will give you an even better idea of how “Apocalypse” stacks up against the other installments.
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Emmys 2018: Ceremony seat cards secretly show where Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and all nominees will be on Monday night

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Emmys 2018: Ceremony seat cards secretly show where Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and all nominees will be on Monday night
Emmy nominee Jessica Biel and her Emmy-winning husband Justin Timberlake will be front and center for Monday’s Emmy Awards. Tina Fey will be enjoying her evening right next to the power couple. “Saturday Night Live” star is bringing along his fiance and pop superstar Ariana Grande for the big night. Tour our photo gallery above featuring 17 photos of the massive number of seat cards spread throughout the room.

That’s just a few of the tidbits Gold Derby has secretly uncovered after a tour of the Microsoft Theater on Thursday morning. Seat cards were spread throughout the auditorium, indicating where all the nominees, presenters and other guests will be sitting. Normally we can also figure out the order of the ceremony by the symbols in the corners of the cards, but Lorne Michaels and other producers have outwitted us this year and did not include them.

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Jason Mitchell To Star As Inspirational NCAA Wrestling Champ Anthony Robles In Biopic ‘Unstoppable’

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Jason Mitchell To Star As Inspirational NCAA Wrestling Champ Anthony Robles In Biopic ‘Unstoppable’
Exclusive: Mudbound and Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell is to play inspirational former wrestling champ Anthony Robles in biopic Unstoppable.

Robles was born with one leg and overcame a series of challenges to become an NCAA champ in 2010-11. The feature will mark the directorial debut of Oscar-winning editor Billy Goldenberg, known for his work on Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and more recently Detroit, which also starred Mitchell.

The Town and Captive State producer David Crockett and former Morgan Creek exec Andy Fraser (The Good Shepherd) are producing the film with Robles’ longtime manager Gary Lewis. The team is gearing up to shoot in first quarter of 2019.

The producers previously optioned Robles’ autobiography Unstoppable: From Underdog To Undefeated: How I Became A Champion. Published in 2012 by Penguin imprint Gotham Books, the book chronicles how Robles was born with one leg to a single parent family from the wrong side
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‘Ahs: Apocalypse': The Biggest Questions We Have After That Crazy Premiere

  • The Wrap
‘Ahs: Apocalypse': The Biggest Questions We Have After That Crazy Premiere
(There are spoilers ahead for the premiere of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”)

Who knew the end of the world would be this confusing? “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” debuted Wednesday, leaving viewers with more questions than answers. But if you weren’t already expecting that from the latest installment in the Ryan Murphy anthology series, you clearly haven’t learned how “Ahs” rolls.

TheWrap has rounded up our biggest questions from the first episode of Season 8 below. Here’s hoping they answer them all before the 10-episode run ends.

Also Read: 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse': Yes, Michael Langdon Is That 'Murder House' Character

What is The Cooperative actually?

Everything in “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” is centered on a group called The Cooperative building a bunch of outposts in case of nuclear war and also transporting people to them quickly before the bombs fall. And then they make everybody who lives in
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American Horror Story: Season Eight Viewer Votes

Are you shrieking or yawning at the eighth season of the American Horror Story TV show on FX? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show American Horror Story is cancelled or renewed for season nine. The good news is, it has already been renewed through season 10. Still, we don't know whether it will end there, or be renewed for future installments. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the American Horror Story season eight episodes for us, below.

A FX horror anthology, American Horror Story: Apocalypse stars Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Stevie Nicks, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Amazon Eve,
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‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse': Yes, Mr Langdon Is That ‘Murder House’ Character

‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse': Yes, Mr Langdon Is That ‘Murder House’ Character
(Warning: Major spoilers ahead for the premiere of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.”)

Never fear, Outpost 3 — Mr. Langdon is here! Wait, who?

In the final moments of the “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” premiere, Ryan Murphy fans were reintroduced to “Assassination of Gianni Versace” star Cody Fern in his debut “Ahs” role as Langdon, a man with epic hair who has come to save Wilhelmina Venable (Sarah Paulson) and the other survivors in her nuclear shelter. Well, not all of them, just those he deems worthy after examination. Devilish, no?

Also Read: We Have No Idea What's Going On in 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse'

Though Fern himself is new to the franchise, the name of the character he’s playing on the big “Murder House”-“Coven” crossover might ring a bell to you, as he has been an important part in the series since its beginning. Allow us to explain.
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‘The Land of Steady Habits’ Review: Ben Mendelsohn Stars in a Rare Misstep for Nicole Holofcener

‘The Land of Steady Habits’ Review: Ben Mendelsohn Stars in a Rare Misstep for Nicole Holofcener
A probing but misshapen drama about a wealthy, middle-aged retiree who’s left his wife (and his career) in search of the uncomplicated buoyancy that used to define his life, Nicole Holofcener’s latest film might as well have been called “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Retired and Single.” Alas, when it came to the title of the writer-director’s first adaptation, “The Land of Steady Habits,” she was sort of handcuffed to the one that Ted Thompson used for his 2014 novel of the same name.

The term refers back to a centuries-old sobriquet for Connecticut; a moniker that was coined as a tribute to the state’s relaxed splendor, but has since curdled into an insult of its suburban conformity. Mercifully, neither Thompson nor Holofcener are much interested in exhuming the “American Beauty” of it all, as this brittle character study — like the rest of Holofcener’s work — errs
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