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The Gong Show: Season Two Ratings

Last year, ABC brought back The Gong Show, originally a Chuck Barris 1970s and '80s NBC and syndicated classic. The TV series ran in about the middle of the pack in the Nielsen ratings race, even beat out some scripted series, and was renewed for a second season. How will it perform, this time around? Will The Gong Show be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. Hosted by "British comedic legend Tommy Maitland" (Mike Myers), The Gong Show is a wacky ABC talent competition TV show. Season two celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Rita Wilson, Tony Hale, Regina Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Sharon Osbourne, Brad Paisley, Dana Carvey, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Alyson Hannigan, and Jimmy Kimmel. Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing the rotating panel of three celebrity judges. When a judge determines an act does not deserve a score, he or
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The Gong Show on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Has the gong sounded? Is The Gong Show TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Gong Show, 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? Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky talent competition. Season two celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Rita Wilson, Tony Hale, Regina Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Sharon Osbourne, Brad Paisley, Dana Carvey, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Alyson Hannigan, and Jimmy Kimmel. Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing the rotating panel of three celebrity judges. When a judge determines
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The Gong Show: Season Two Viewer Votes

Will you give the gong to the second season of The Gong Show TV show on ABC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV series The Gong Show 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 aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of The Gong Show season two episodes below. Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky amateur talent competition, hosted by “British comedic legend Tommy Maitland” (Mike Myers). Season two celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Rita Wilson, Tony Hale, Regina Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Sharon Osbourne, Brad Paisley, Dana Carvey, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Alyson Hannigan, and Jimmy Kimmel. Performers
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The 10 Best Rom-Coms on Netflix Right Now, From ‘Set It Up’ to ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist’

The 10 Best Rom-Coms on Netflix Right Now, From ‘Set It Up’ to ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist’
The romantic comedy is back, or at least in the very early throes of coming back, thanks to films like “Book Club,” the upcoming Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder reunion “Destination Wedding,” and a slew of Netflix originals churning out at a rapid pace. In fact, it may be that Netflix is the one saving the genre, or at least reminding viewers just how much fun it can be to watch two nice people fall in love against a backdrop of misadventures and high jinks. This week sees the release of the streamer’s latest original, “Set It Up,” which joins a healthy selection of rom-coms currently available for instant streaming.

From classics like “The African Queen” to festival breakouts like “The Incredible Jessica James” and unexpected gems like “I Give It a Year,” Netflix is filled with prime examples of all the loving, funny offerings the genre still has to offer.
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Over 50 Fun-Filled Photos of Celebrities at Disneyland

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Disneyland has attracted plenty of celebrities over the years, from Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady to Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. Millie Brown has gotten in on all the spooky fun at Disney World's Halloween festivities, while Gwen Stefani got festive in Disneyland alongside Donald Duck. Jessica Alba and her family are also big fans of the theme park. Get in the Disney spirit by taking a look at all the celebrities who have visited the happiest place on Earth, then check out sweet pictures of famous families at the magical parks.
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‘Downsizing’ DVD Review

Stars: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Rolf Lassgård, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis | Written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Directed by Alexander Payne

Note: With the DVD and Blu-ray release of Downsizing this week, here’s a reposting of our review of the film from its earlier, overlooked by many, cinematic release.

One could argue that all of Alexander Payne’s major works – Election, Sideways, The Descendants et al – are about man’s search for meaning. Specifically, a middle-aged man’s search for meaning. And Downsizing, his most expansive and high concept film to date, is no different. It’s a movie about small people, but has a very big heart.

We have the driest opening imaginable: a science lecture. Dr Jorgen Asbjørnsen (Rolf Lassgård) presents a solution to humankind’s growing population crisis: shrink everyone to five inches tall so that they use a fraction of the resources of the “big” people.
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Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Others Join Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ (Exclusive)

Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Others Join Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ (Exclusive)
Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Mike O’Brien have rounded out the cast of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart.”

The Annapurna Pictures film stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Noah Galvin, Diana Silvers, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Austin Crute, Eduardo Franco, and Nico Hiraga also recently joined the ensemble.

The pic is being produced by Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez, Gary Sanchez Productions’ female-focused production banner. Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison are producing for Annapurna, while Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay are producing for Gloria Sanchez.

The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s overachieving characters, who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into a single night.
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Laura-Leigh From 'Vanderpump Rules' Went From SURver to Big Time Actress

Let's take a walk down Vanderpump Rules memory lane — to Season 2 when Laura-Leigh Claire stepped onto the scene as Jax Taylor's rebound chick. Fans may recall the aspiring actress was hooking up with Sur's resident bad boy after Stassi Schroeder kicked him to the curb — but since then, she's moved on to bigger and better gigs. So what happened to Laura-Leigh post-Pump? Let's take a look! When Laura-Leigh turned in her sexy black dress to boss Lisa Vanderpump, she revealed that she had accepted a role in a movie also starring Jennifer Aniston. That movie turned out to be hit 2013 comedy We're the Millers, which also featured Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, and Ed Helms. How major is that!? She also appeared in 15 episodes of Lifetime's The Client List as Nikki Shannon and recently completed shooting for the upcoming crime thriller Under the Silver Lake, which will also feature Riley Keough,
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Film News Roundup: Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Jane Seymour to Star in ‘Friendsgiving’

Film News Roundup: Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Jane Seymour to Star in ‘Friendsgiving’
In today’s film news roundup, Malin Akerman re-teams with Ben Stiller, Tara Reid joins ‘The 5th Boro,” and Legion M announces a third round of crowdfunding.

Castings

Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, and Jane Seymour will star in the Thanksgiving-themed comedy “Friendsgiving,” written and directed by Nicol Paone in her directorial debut.

Akerman will play a glamorous, newly divorced actor with Dennings as her recently dumped lesbian best friend and Seymour as her gorgeous Swedish mother. Together, along with their motley crew of close friends and strange acquaintances, they host a dysfunctional and chaotic Thanksgiving dinner.

Akerman is also collaborating with Ben Stiller as one of the film’s producers. The duo starred in the 2007 comedy “The Heartbreak Kid.”

Stiller will produce under his production banner, Red Hour, alongside Nicky Weinstock and Haroon Saleem. Endeavor Content is co-financing the project with Red Hour and handling global sales.

The film will also feature Aisha Tyler,
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Meghan Markle Was in 'Horrible Bosses,' and You Totally Missed it

She's a royal bride now, but it wasn't long ago that Meghan Markle was "just a FedEx girl" in Horrible Bosses. Other media outlets bill her appearance in the 2011 big-screen comedy as a "cameo," but it was more like a bit part — since Meghan wasn't the superstar she is today. In fact, Meghan's part lasts only 30 seconds. Her character, Jamie — whose name we only know from IMDb — is a FedEx employee who interacts with Kurt, Jason Sudeikis's character. "What's going on here?" Kurt says when he sees her dropping off packages. "Is this one of those hidden camera shows? … I mean, you're way too cute to just be a FedEx girl. You've got to be a model or actress, right? Like, what happens when I open one of these boxes? Something going to jump out and bite me in the penis?" "No," Jamie says. "Nothing's going to jump out.
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: 20th Century Fox Television categories for ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The Orville,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for 20th Century Fox Television. For this season, the studio has returning winners “This Is Us” (Sterling K. Brown) and “Modern Family” (Ty Burrell), newcomers “La to Vegas” (Dylan McDermott) and “The Orville” (Seth MacFarlane) and limited series “Genius: Picasso” (Antonio Banderas) as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of Fox lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies, dramas, animated programs 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.

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“American Dad”

Animated Program

Voice-Over Performer – Patrick Stewart

“Bob’S Burgers”

Animated Program

Voice-Over Performer – H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman,
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Netflix pays $30m for animation 'Next Gen'

Netflix pays $30m for animation 'Next Gen'
Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, Michael Pena and Constance Wu in voice cast.

Sources have confirmed Netflix’s $30m worldwide buy excluding China on the animation feature and Cannes market title Next Gen.

Screen understands that contrary to reports the deal was done prior to Cannes.

Kevin Adams and Joe Ksander directed the story of two friends in a world of robots. The film is based on the original comic 7723 by Wang Nima from Baozou, and Baozou is the producer and financier of the film. Tangent Animation also produces.

The voice cast features Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross,
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Netflix Makes First Cannes Purchase With $30 Million Deal for Animated Robot Film ‘Next Gen’

Netflix has made its first acquisition of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in the form of a $30 million deal for animated robot movie “Next Gen.” The acquisition is for international rights, excluding China. “Next Gen” is the first feature for directors Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander and will feature the voices of Michael Pena, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, Kitana Turnbull, and Constance Wu. The deal was made at the Cannes market.

Cannes and Netflix have had a rocky relationship in 2018. The streaming giant removed all of its films from consideration for the festival after Cannes implemented a rule banning films without French theatrical distribution from competing for the Palme d’Or. The rule made Netflix-backed features ineligible to premiere in the Competition lineup, but it would’ve still allowed Netflix to debut titles like Orson Welles’ finished “The Other Side of the Wind” out of competition. The company didn’t budge and skipped Cannes entirely.
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Cannes: Netflix Buys Animated Robot Movie ‘Next Gen’ for $30 Million Worldwide Deal

Netflix has acquired the animated movie “Next Gen” for $30 million out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The deal is for worldwide rights to the film from first-time feature directors Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. “Next Gen” is about two boys who become friends in a society populated by robots.

Next Gen” will feature voice performances by Jason Sudeikis, Michael Pena, David Cross, Kitana Turnbull and Constance Wu.

CAA negotiated the sale, which was first reported by Deadline.
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Netflix Buys Animated Film ‘Next Gen’ for $30 Million

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Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the animated film “Next Gen” for $30 million, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The animated feature is directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. The worldwide distribution deal does not include China. The film features the voice cast of Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, Michael Peña and Constance Wu.

CAA Media Finance Group negotiated the deal that is one of the biggest deals to come out of the Cannes Film Festival so far.

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Next Gen” tells the story of two unlikely friends in a robot-filled world. The movie is based on the original comic 7723 by Wang Nima from Baozou, and Baozou is the producer and financier of the film.

Netflix pulled out of submitting films to the Cannes Film Festival this year after organizers implemented a new rule that bans any films that don’t have theatrical distribution in France. The streaming company had the option to screen films out of competition.

Also Read: Ali Wong to Co-Star With Tiffany Haddish in Netflix Animated Comedy Series 'Tuca & Bertie'

Deadline first reported the news.

Read original story Netflix Buys Animated Film ‘Next Gen’ for $30 Million At TheWrap
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Cannes: Netflix Lands Animated Film 'Next Gen'

Netflix may be sitting out this Cannes after a dramatic showdown with the festival over its films being banned from competition, but the streamer is still making waves in the market.

The streaming giant nabbed worldwide rights excluding China to the animated film Next Gen in a deal reportedly about $30 million. It also marks Netflix's first deal at Cannes after losing out to Focus Features for the opening-night film, Everybody Knows.

Featuring a voice cast led by Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, Michael Pena and Constance Wu, the film is directed by Kevin Adams and Joe Ksander.

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Netflix Makes $30M Worldwide Rights Deal For Animated ‘Next Gen’ – Cannes

Exclusive: Just because Netflix withdrew its movies from playing here, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a player in the Cannes market. The streaming service has completed a worldwide distribution rights deal worth around $30 million for Next Gen, an animated feature film that is directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander and has a voice cast including Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, Michael Pena and Constance Wu. Netflix won it in competitive bidding, and it’s one of…
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Ben McKenzie to Star With Aaron Eckhart in ‘Live’ (Exclusive)

Ben McKenzie to Star With Aaron Eckhart in ‘Live’ (Exclusive)
“Gotham’s” Ben McKenzie will star opposite Aaron Eckhart in the Solution Entertainment Group film “Live,” sources tell Variety.

Marauders” helmer Steve C. Miller will direct the movie with Jeremy Drysdale penning the script. Courtney Eaton has also joined the cast.

The pic takes place over the course of two hours and follows a disgraced cop who is put in charge of finding the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter, Penny, who’s trapped somewhere in the city and running out of time. With a deranged killer on his heels, Penny’s only hope is teaming up with an ambitious young online reporter who films the wild chase live.

McKenzie plays an antagonist in the film.

Myles Nestel and Craig Chapman will produce through Solution, which was behind the recently released “Kodachrome,” starring Jason Sudeikis and Ed Harris.

McKenzie is best known for his role as police commissioner Jim Gordon in
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TV News Roundup: Hulu Sets Premiere Date for J.J. Abrams’, Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’

In today’s roundup, Hulu and HBO announced the premiere dates for “Castle Rock” and “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.”

Acquisitions

Up TV has licensed cable rights from Disney/ABC to all eight seasons of the family sitcom “Home Improvement.” The series, starring Tim Allen, will air on Up Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Et and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Et, effective May 14.

Behind The Scenes

Viceland has begun production on the new series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold,” a documentary show that aims to explore more potentially-implicating
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Playback: Ed Harris on ‘Kodachrome,’ ‘Westworld’ and 35 Years of ‘The Right Stuff’

Playback: Ed Harris on ‘Kodachrome,’ ‘Westworld’ and 35 Years of ‘The Right Stuff’
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris stars in the new film “Kodachrome,” which hit Netflix last week after being acquired following a Toronto Film Festival bow in September. Alongside co-star Jason Sudeikis, Harris crafts a moving portrait of a professional photographer committed (to a fault) to his work. It’s built on a familiar father-son-reconciliation dynamic, but for Harris, the way into keeping those tropes fresh was simply playing it as honestly as he could.

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“I didn’t have any reference point of anything similar myself,” Harris says. “I’m sure I’ve seen something similar along the way, but to me, you get a script and that’s your
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