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Patrick Melrose: Has the Showtime TV Series Been Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Has Patrick overcome his past? Is the Patrick Melrose TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Patrick Melrose, season two. 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 Showtime drama, based on the semi-autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose stars Cumberbatch in the title role. The cast also includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Anna Madeley, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, and Celia Imrie. The story is the study of a wealthy, damaged man. It follows him from his dreadful childhood, through his adult struggles
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Patrick Melrose: Season One Ratings

Every network longs for hit shows, even paid-subscription cable channels like Showtime. Aside from his successful feature film career, Benedict Cumberbatch has also been able to lure sizable audiences to PBS for Sherlock. Can he reel them in for Showtime's new Patrick Melrose TV show and score in the Nielsen ratings race? Will Patrick Melrose be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A Showtime drama, based on the semi-autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose stars Cumberbatch in the title role. The cast also includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Anna Madeley, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, and Celia Imrie. The story is the study of a wealthy, damaged man. It follows him from his dreadful childhood, through his adult struggles with substance abuse, and later quest for recovery.
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Patrick Melrose

Network: Showtime. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: May 12, 2018 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Anna Madeley, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, and Celia Imrie. TV show description: A drama, based on the semi-autobiographical novel series from Edward St. Aubyn, the Patrick Melrose TV show is the study of a wealthy, damaged man, Patrick Melrose (Cumberbatch). The story follows him from his dreadful childhood, and his adult struggles with substance abuse and later quest for recoveryAt first, Melrose appears to be nothing more than a pleasure-seeking rover. Money seems to be no
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‘Better Things’: Pamela Adlon on the Secret Plan Behind Her Jaw-Dropping Dance Scene and a Surprise ‘Coach’ for Season 3

‘Better Things’: Pamela Adlon on the Secret Plan Behind Her Jaw-Dropping Dance Scene and a Surprise ‘Coach’ for Season 3
Pamela Adlon spent months planning the perfect surprise for the Season 2 finale of “Better Things” — and not just in the series, but in real life, too. Pages from the script were hidden, cover stories were established, and secret weekend rehearsals were held, all to capture an authentic reaction from actress Mikey Madison when her character got a very special graduation gift from her onscreen mother and off-screen showrunner, Adlon.

Then her back went out.

“I didn’t know it at the time, but I’d never had a feeling like that,” Adlon said in an interview with IndieWire. “I slipped my disc! And I actually shot another 12 hours that day.”

Why? In part, because Adlon didn’t realize the extent of her injury at the time, but it’s also because she wasn’t just acting in the scene. She also directed the episode, as well as every other entry
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Critics Pick the Best, Most Dedicated Moms on TV — IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.

This week’s question: Who is the best mother on TV? (Must have appeared on a show in the past year.)

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Obviously, the person who is going to be the best mom on TV is going to be the mom who reminds me the most of My mom because my mother is the best mother in the universe. And that TV mom is Christine Baskets from FX’s “Baskets.” Not that my mom is a man in drag (as far as I know), but she is incredibly devoted to me and obsessed with my well-being, as well as extremely tolerant of my whims, for the most part. Christine is all that, but she’s a great TV mom because she’s Such A Mom and the role
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: FX categories for ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Versace,’ ‘The Americans’ 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 returning Emmy contenders “Atlanta” (Donald Glover), “The Americans” and “Baskets” (Zach Galifianakis), newcomer “Trust” (Donald Sutherland) and limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” (Darren Criss) as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of FX lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama 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.

SEEWill ‘The Americans’ make an Emmy comeback for Best Drama Series like ‘Homeland’ did?

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Limited Series

Movie/Limited Series Actress – Sarah Paulson

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Evan Peters

Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Alison Pill, Adina Porter

Movie
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‘Better Things’ Season 3: Pamela Adlon Announces New Writers’ Room After Louis Ck’s Departure

‘Better Things’ Season 3: Pamela Adlon Announces New Writers’ Room After Louis Ck’s Departure
Pamela Adlon cannot turn off her mothering instinct, nor the need to make others feel at home around her. This was in evidence last week in North Hollywood when the Fyc panel for “Better Things” took place on a stage dressed to look like an everyday living room. The setting also felt like a safe space for women since every person on the stage was female, from Adlon and moderator Debra Birnbaum of Variety, to the cast playing Adlon’s on-screen family: Celia Imrie, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, and Olivia Edward.

The pro-woman message wasn’t overt, but it was nevertheless important in the wake of the sexual harassment revelations from last year involving Adlon’s mentor, writing partner and good friend Louis C.K. His name wasn’t mentioned during the panel at all, and instead the mood was one of loving support and celebration for what the cast and
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Pamela Adlon: When ‘Better Things’ ‘Stops Being Relatable Is When I Stop Doing My Show’

As co-creator, executive producer, writer, director, and star of FX’s “Better Things,” Pamela Adlon juggles multiple roles to portray a single-mother household that’s not always well-represented on TV.

Ahead of the show’s Fyc panel moderated by Variety’s Debra Birnbaum, which included Adlon and cast members Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward, and Celia Imrie, Adlon shared why she thinks “Better Things” continues to connect with audiences.

Adlon told Variety at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood that she is “grateful” viewers find her writing so relatable. “There’s something for everybody in my show because
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New poster and trailer for Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch

With a little over a month to go until the premiere of the limited event series Patrick Melrose, a new teaser trailer has arrived online for Showtime’s upcoming small screen adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s book series along with a poster featuring Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular character; take a look below…

In a tour de force role, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior. Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) also star as the parents of Patrick Melrose. Rounding out this accomplished cast are Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Girls), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma
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Movie Review – Finding Your Feet (2017)

Finding Your Feet, 2017.

Directed by Richard Loncraine.

Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, Phoebe Nicholls, David Heyman, Josie Lawrence, Sian Thomas, and John Sessions.

Synopsis:

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

At its core, Finding Your Feet is a well-intentioned elderly romantic comedy dabbling in themes such as social class, marital woes, death, dancing (pulled off rather stiffly I might add), and staying true to one’s self. Although the film focuses on the character of Sandra (Imelda Staunton), there are many others also attempting to find their footing, so to speak, dealing with problems ranging from illnesses to the defeating hopelessness of bearing witness to a significant other who is suffering greatly from dementia.
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Imelda Staunton Knows Her ‘Harry Potter’ Character Dolores Umbridge Parallels Donald Trump

Imelda Staunton Knows Her ‘Harry Potter’ Character Dolores Umbridge Parallels Donald Trump
British actors tend to have more longevity than American ones, and Imelda Staunton is the perfect example. After a long and fruitful theater and television career in the UK, Staunton really broke out across the pond in Mike Leigh’s “Vera Drake,” which earned her an Oscar nomination. But it did more than that: According to Staunton, “Vera Drake: is the reason she got cast in what is now her most recognizable role: The universally loathed “Harry Potter” villainess in a pink dress, Dolores Umbridge.

“Dolores Umbridge is just part of a wonderful franchise, and I’m just one of the many characters who can hopefully frighten a couple of children on the street,” Staunton said in an interview with IndieWire. “It was wonderful to be part of that, but I wouldn’t have got that part without ‘Vera Drake,’ which absolutely upped my profile. ‘Vera Drake’ was the one that did it for me.
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Finding Your Feet movie review: it’s never too late for a fresh start in life

MaryAnn’s quick take… A tart, sharp, life-affirming dramedy, one that is slightly more edgy and far less predictable than it probably has any right to be. Celia Imrie and Imelda Staunton are magnificent. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

(learn more about this)

When snooty, stick-up-her-butt Sandra discovers that her husband is cheating on her just as they were about to retire — something Sandra has been planning for the past 35 years — she escapes from her English countryside manor to London, to the cosy, cramped public-housing flat of the freespirited sister, Bif, she hasn’t seen in decades. Sandra seems pretty awful at first, just plain horrible and rude even as she busts her way into Bif’s life uninvited, and precisely as we’re about to grumble,
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Breakout ‘Isle of Dogs’ Dominates Feast or Famine Specialty Box Office

Breakout ‘Isle of Dogs’ Dominates Feast or Famine Specialty Box Office
Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight) showed crossover strength as it widened on its second weekend to more major markets. And “Death of Stalin” (IFC) continues strong on the arthouse circuit.

Both added a much-needed boost to the anemic specialty market. Only three holdovers after their third week grossed over $50,000, including the final dates for Oscar-winner “The Shape of Water.” This marks the lowest numbers in years, and exposes the feast-or-famine nature of the current specialized box office.

The widest new opener, Roadside Attraction’s British senior romance “Finding Your Feet,” drew a mixed response in multiple initial cities.

Of the three new U.S. indies arriving with past festival branding, only Gemini (Neon) has a chance at real theatrical legs; “Love After Love” (IFC) is already streaming, and “Outside In” (The Orchard) hits Svod on April 3 before Netflix availability on June 1. The theatrical business is shifting: only
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movies by or about women opening Us/Can from Fri Mar 30

wide

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony [IMDb]

Taraji P. Henson stars as a woman fed up with her devious husband. (male writer-director)

limited

All I Wish [my review]

Susan Walter writes and directs this dramedy about a woman who has sworn off marriage. Starring Sharon Stone.

Outside In [IMDb] pictured

Lynn Shelton cowrites and directs this drama about a schoolteacher and activist (Edie Falco) who strikes up a relationship with one of her former students. Costarring Kaitlyn Dever.

Finding Your Feet [my review]

Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie star as sisters who reconnect after one of their husbands has an affair. Cowritten by Meg Leonard. (male director)

FourPlay [IMDb]

Tammy Blanchard and Emanuela Galliussi costar in an ensemble romantic dramedy. Cowritten by Galliussi. (male director)

Gemini [my review]

Lola Kirke stars as a woman who must solve a murder of which she has been accused. Costarring Zoë Kravitz. (male writer-director)

Birthmarked [IMDb]

Toni Collette costars in this comedy about researchers raising their children scientifically.
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New clip from Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Showtime has released a clip for the upcoming small screen adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s book series Patrick Melrose featuring Benedict Cumberbatch along with a premiere date reveal for the limited drama series of May 12th; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Patrick Melrose here

In a tour de force role, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior. Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) also star as the parents of Patrick Melrose. Rounding out this accomplished cast are Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Girls), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones
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Patrick Melrose: Showtime Reveals Premiere Date for Benedict Cumberbatch Series (Video)

Below, watch a new sneak peek of the Patrick Melrose TV show, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The first season of this five-part limited series will premiere on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Based on the semi-autobiographical Edward St. Aubyn novels, Patrick Melrose stars Cumberbatch in the title role. The Showtime TV series cast also includes: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, and Celia Imrie. Read More…
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Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ Sets Showtime Premiere Date

Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ Sets Showtime Premiere Date
Showtime announced the premiere date for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led limited series “Patrick Melrose” on Friday.

The series will debut on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Showtime hopes to expand its original scripted offerings on Saturday nights with the five-part series, which is based on the semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

“As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense for Showtime to offer another night of premieres – allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like ‘Patrick Melrose,'” said David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. “Offering original
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Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose to Launch Showtime's New Saturday Plan

Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose to Launch Showtime's New Saturday Plan
Showtime is adding scripted originals to Saturday nights, starting with the Benedict Cumberbatch-led Patrick Melrose.

Based on the semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, the limited series will premiere May 12 at 9/8c, airing for five consecutive Saturdays. Watch a teaser clip above.

“As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense … to offer another night of premieres – allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like Patrick Melrose,” Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement.

As the title character, Cumberbatch struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother
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'Finding Your Feet': Film Review

'Finding Your Feet': Film Review
Precision-tooled for the Tuesday afternoon crowd it may be, but Finding Your Feet nevertheless does what it says on the tin, and does it expertly. Laughs, tears and mid-life awakenings abound in this feature from Richard Loncraine (The Special Relationship) starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and a scene-stealing Joanna Lumley as members of an amateur dance troupe in London. A romantic comedy fronted by leads nobody would mistake for matinee idols and imbued with all the more pathos for it, this self-aware heart-tugger manages to make even rickety old cliches about taking a "leap of faith" easily digestible....
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Win movie merchandise with Monster Family

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Monster Family is in cinemas and on Sky Cinema now. To celebrate the release of the film, Sky Cinema is giving away a fun filled pack, that includes a T-shirt, colouring book, fidget spinner, pencil case and more!

This truly global family adventure features an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Nick Frost (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who).

Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats.

When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy,
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