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Devilworks boosts Cannes slate with six titles (exclusive)

Genre specialists add films ahead of Cannes market.

UK genre sales outfit Devilworks has added to its Cannes slate with the addition of six titles, all of which will make their market premieres at the French festival.

The company will handle world sales rights on supernatural horror The Axiom, starring William Kircher (The Hobbit franchise). The film, written and directed by Nicholas Woods, follows a woman who travel into a forest in search of her missing sister – once there, she discovers that she has entered a multi-dimensional world full of monsters.

World rights have also been secured for UK sci-fi horror Canaries,
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One Day at a Time: Is the Netflix TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch What does the future hold for Penelope and the family? Is the One Day at a Time TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of One Day at a Time, 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 Netflix family sitcom, One Day at a Time stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Eric Nenninger, and Ed Quinn. This series is a reboot of the CBS Norman Lear original, starring Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli, MacKenzie Philips, and Pat Harrington, Jr., which ran from 1975 to 1984. In the
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One Day at a Time: Season Three Renewal for Netflix Sitcom Reboot

While it is healthy to take each day as it comes, you have to think of the future. To that end, Netflix has renewed its One Day at a Time TV show reboot for a third season, with a start date Tbd. Fans had been concerned the comedy would be cancelled. Back in February, co-creator Gloria Calderón Kellett even asked for help in getting the Netflix TV show renewed. Now, it's finally happened. Check out the announcements, below. A Netflix family sitcom, One Day at a Time stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Eric Nenninger, and Ed Quinn. This series is a reboot of the CBS Norman Lear original, starring Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli, MacKenzie Philips, and Pat Harrington, Jr., which ran from 1975 to 1984. In the new version, the story follows Cuban-American Us Army vet, Penelope Riera Alverez (Machado) and her
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Great Balls of Fire!

Director Jim McBride puts retro magic into a rock ‘n’ roll bio about a big talent who was probably more fun on stage than in person. Dennis Quaid hits the right note of insanity for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis’s rise to fame and fortune. Winona Ryder’s hilarious, almost scary bobby-sox Lolita becomes Jerry’s girl bride. Everything’s ducky until the real-life story goes sour, leaving the comic characterizations high and dry.

Great Balls of Fire!

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Olive Films

1989 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date February 27, 2018 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Trey Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Steve Allen, Jimmie Vaughan, Lisa Blount, Lisa Jane Persky, Peter Cook, Joe Bob Briggs.

Cinematography: Affonso Beato

Film Editor: Lisa Day, Pembroke Herring, Bert Lovitt

Production Design: David Nichols

Written by Jim McBride & Jack Baran, from a book by Myra Lewis
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One Day at a Time: Season Three? Co-Creator Asks for Help in Getting Series Renewed

One Day at a Time just debuted its second season last month, but will there be a third? Recently, co-creator Gloria Calderón Kellett asked for help to get the Netflix TV show renewed.Based on the original Norman Lear sitcom, the comedy centers on a multi-generational Cuban-American family. The cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, and Stephen Tobolowsky.Read More…
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‘Groundhog Day’ at 25: How a Minor Holiday Gave Birth to an All-Time Comedy Classic

‘Groundhog Day’ at 25: How a Minor Holiday Gave Birth to an All-Time Comedy Classic
Some films have become so much a part of the culture that they almost seem like they’re playing on a continuous loop in our minds. Kind of like the loop Bill Murray finds himself stuck repeating in “Groundhog Day.” One of the most-beloved comedies of all time, the 1993 film celebrates its 25th anniversary on Feb. 12.

Just ask co-star Stephen Tobolowsky, who still can’t go anywhere without being recognized for his role as the annoyingly friendly insurance salesman Ned Ryerson.

Even at the ticket kiosk at ancient Roman ruins in the south of France where he was visiting with his wife. “Though the man selling the tickets couldn’t speak English, he knew the word ‘Ned.’”

“‘Groundhog Day’ always and forever is what I am linked to, which is a good thing to be linked to,” said Tobolowsky. “I mean, it’s quite a movie.”

Added to the National Film Registry for being deemed “culturally, historically
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One Day at a Time: Season Two Viewer Votes

How's the Alverez family muddling through the second season of the One Day at a Time TV show on Netflix? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether TV shows are cancelled or renewed. Netflix and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the One Day at a Time season two episodes. We invite you to rate them for us, below. A Netflix family comedy, One Day at a Time stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Eric Nenninger, and Ed Quinn. This series is a reboot of the CBS Norman Lear original, starring Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli, MacKenzie Philips, and Pat Harrington, Jr., which ran from 1975 to 1984. The
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Listen to Ned Ryerson Tell Behind-the-Scenes Stories About ‘Groundhog Day’

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Listen to Ned Ryerson Tell Behind-the-Scenes Stories About ‘Groundhog Day’
One of the most memorable characters in the classic comedy “Ground Hog Day” is the exceedingly irritating Ned Ryerson, played by character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You might better remember him as “Needle-Nose Ned” or “Ned the Head.” Interacting with the high-energy Ned becomes one of the staples of the personal hell Phil Connors (Bill Murray) finds himself in. Ned remembers Phil from high school, and after an exhausting “hey, remember me?” moment on the streets of Punxsatawney, Phil finds himself fending off Ned’s attempts to sell him insurance. When the premise kicks in that Phil is reliving the same day...
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‘One Day at a Time’ Season 2 Review: Netflix’s Best Multi-Cam Sitcom Just Gets Sharper and More Sincere

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‘One Day at a Time’ Season 2 Review: Netflix’s Best Multi-Cam Sitcom Just Gets Sharper and More Sincere
Multi-camera sitcoms have always had a tough hurdle to overcome in the Golden Age of TV, as the rise of single-camera comedies has made the format feel a little bit pedestrian.

But great storytelling can transcend format, and the second season of “One Day at a Time” is easily one of the most emotional and heartfelt shows to premiere so far in 2018. It even, in its way, proves creatively daring, especially as it pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the multi-cam format.

The story of the Alvarez family, a working-class multigenerational Cuban family led by Justina Machado as Penelope, who’s struggling to balance being a single mom, dealing with her exuberant mother (Rita Moreno), going back to school to become a nurse practitioner, and maybe even carve out a bit of a life for herself.

While Marcel Ruiz as Penelope’s younger son Alex remains charming, and
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One Day at a Time (2017)

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: January 6, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Eric Nenninger, Ed Quinn, Fiona Gubelmann, Ariela Barer, and Froy Gutierrez. TV show description: A family sitcom, the One Day at a Time TV show is a reboot of the original Norman Lear series starring Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli, MacKenzie Philips, and Pat Harrington, Jr., which ran on CBS from 1975 to 1984. In the updated comedy, the story follows divorced mother Penelope Riera Alverez (Machado) and her family. A Cuban-American woman, Penelope is a Us Army veteran, who now works
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‘One Day at a Time’ Season 2 Trailer: Norman Lear’s Updated Sitcom Returns — Watch

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Netflix has released the trailer for the second season of “One Day at a Time,” its reimagining of the Norman Lear sitcom of the same name. Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Isabella Gomez, and Marcel Ruiz star in the show, which returns later this month. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Fresh Off the Boat’ to ‘One Day at a Time’ Are the Family-Friendly Shows Leading the Charge for Youth Coming-Out Stories

Here’s the synopsis: “A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, ‘One Day at a Time’ is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes-reluctantly cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the ‘help’ of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidante.
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White Famous: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

Vulture Watch How long will Floyd Mooney be able to keep it real? Has the White Famous TV show been 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 White Famous, 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? Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, White Famous stars Jay Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, and Cleopatra Coleman, with Jamie Foxx guest starring as himself. In the first season, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack Davenport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Natalie Zea, and Meagan Good also guest star on the Showtime TV series. Inspired by Foxx's early career, the story
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White Famous

Network: Showtime. Episodes: 10 (half-hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: October 15, 2017 — December 10, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Jay Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, Cleopatra Coleman, Jamie Foxx, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack Davenport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Natalie Zea, and Meagan Good. TV show description: The White Famous TV show is inspired by Jamie Foxx's own adventures as an actor, comedian, and musician, as he was establishing himself in show business. The story centers on a young, talented African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah). Floyd's standup career is on a serious upswing. His act is catching on so well, he's starting to cross over. His fanbase is expanding so fast,
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White Famous: Showtime TV Show Cancelled; No Season Two

The television industry is notoriously quiet between Christmas and New Years but apparently, there's still room for one more TV show cancellation. THR reports that the White Famous series has been cancelled after one season of 10 episodes. Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, White Famous stars Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, and Cleopatra Coleman, with Jamie Foxx guest starring as himself. In the first season, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack Davenport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Natalie Zea, and Meagan Good also guest star on the Showtime TV series. Inspired by Foxx's early career, the story centers on a young, talented African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah). Floyd is on a serious professional upswing. His act is catching on so well, he’s starting to cross over. His fanbase is expanding so fast, he’s on the brink of becoming “white famous.” Now, Floyd faces a new
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One Day at a Time: Season Two Premiere Date Announced by Netflix

This is it! The second season of the One Day at a Time TV show reboot will drop to Netflix on Friday, January 26, 2018. Check out the release date announcement, below. As you'll see, the cast of the current Netflix comedy recreated the opening credits sequence of the 1970s sitcom, which featured Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Pat Harrington, Valerie Bertinelli, and Mary Louise Wilson. A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, One Day at a Time centers on the Cuban-American Alverez family. The Netflix series stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Read More…
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‘One Day At A Time’ Netflix Cast Re-Enacts The Show’s Original 1970s Opening Credits — Watch

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‘One Day At A Time’ Netflix Cast Re-Enacts The Show’s Original 1970s Opening Credits — Watch
This is it (this is it), the Season 2 premiere announcement for Netflix’s “One Day at a Time.” So the cast went and had a ball.

The critically acclaimed comedy, a re-working of the 1970s Norman Lear sitcom, returns for a second season on January 26. To announce the premiere date, the cast of “One Day at a Time,” including Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, put on wigs and completely re-created, shot-for-shot, one of the original opening credits sequence for the show from the 70s.

Read More:‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Here’s how it looks:

And here’s the original sequence from 1975:

The basic concept of the new “One Day at a Time” remains the same: A single mother raising her teenage kids. But a lot is different.
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One Day at a Time Sets Season 2 Date, Recreates Original Sitcom's Credits

One Day at a Time Sets Season 2 Date, Recreates Original Sitcom's Credits
Netflix will be taking things One Day at a Time next month.

Season 2 of the rebooted Norman Lear sitcom will premiere on Friday, Jan. 26, the network announced Thursday with a video of the show’s cast recreating the original series’ opening credits.

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The updated comedy — adapted by Mike Royce (Men of a Certain Age) and Gloria Calderon Kellett (iZombie, Devious Maids) — stars Justina Machado as Penelope, a Cuban-American single mom/military vet raising two teenagers (Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her vivacious, old-school mother Lydia (Egot winner Rita
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/Filmcast Ep. 438 – Happy Death Day (Guest: Stephen Tobolowsky)

/Filmcast Ep. 438 – Happy Death Day (Guest: Stephen Tobolowsky)
This week, David, Jeff, and Devindra welcome Stephen Tobolowsky to discuss Happy Death Day and the brilliance of Jessica Rothe. Check out Stephen’s new book, My Adventures with God. Also, David goes on hiatus. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play Now in your Browser: Subscribe […]

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White Famous: Season One Ratings

Although Shameless has been the unabashed ratings king on Showtime, the subscription network isn't really known for its comedy series. Can its new White Famous TV show -- inspired by the early career of Jamie Foxx -- change all that in a way the low-rated Dice hasn't been able to? Will White Famous be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A scripted comedy, White Famous stars Jay Pharoah, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, and Cleopatra Coleman, with Foxx guest starring as himself. In the first season, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jack Davenport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith, Natalie Zea, and Meagan Good also guest star on the Showtime TV series. The story centers on a young, talented African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah). Floyd’s standup career is on a serious upswing. His act is catching on so well, he’s starting to cross
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‘White Famous’ Review: Jay Pharoah’s ‘Californication’ Knock-Off Is Shallower and Less Funny

‘White Famous’ Review: Jay Pharoah’s ‘Californication’ Knock-Off Is Shallower and Less Funny
Californication,” the David Duchovny-led Showtime comedy that ran for seven seasons (yes, seven) in the early aughts, had enough flaws that no one should want to copy it. For one, it may have been the last “woe-is-me rich white man” story to sneak in under the cultural cut-off point, and even Duchovny’s considerable charms couldn’t get it an extension past Season 4. Then there was the casual objectification of women (despite Hank Moody’s knightly intentions), rehashed romantic arcs, and truly awful supporting characters.

Read More:‘White Famous’ Trailer: Jay Pharoah Struggles With Selling Out in New Showtime Comedy — Exclusive

White Famous” fixes the first problem by focusing on an up-and-coming black actor (played by Jay Pharoah), but brings in a slew of new ones, all while creating a carbon copy of “Californication” that’s as flat as Duchovny’s abs and half as interesting. Tom Kapinos’ new
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