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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.

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The Comeback: Season Three of HBO Series "Always a Possibility"

Is The Comeback ever coming back? Recently, star Lisa Kudrow and co-creator Michael Patrick King discussed the future of the HBO TV show, EW reports.The comedy stars Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a former sitcom star who becomes the subject of a reality show. The cast also includes Damian Young, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman, Malin Akerman, Lance Barber, and Robert Bagnell.Read More…
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‘The Comeback’: Lisa Kudrow, EPs Remember Robert Michael Morris, Talk Possible Season 3 – Atx

Robert Michael Morris' passing on May 30 was a blow to the cast and crew of The Comeback – the show on which the 77-year-old actor played best friend and hairdresser to Lisa Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish. During a panel discussion today at the Atx fest in Austin, Kudrow paid tribute to the actor, as did EPs Dan Bucatinsky and Michael Patrick King "He died Tuesday and he called me on Monday," King said. "The reason he called me was he wanted to let me know that he wouldn't be…
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‘The Comeback’ Cast and EPs on Another Season: ‘It’s Always a Possibility’

‘The Comeback’ Cast and EPs on Another Season: ‘It’s Always a Possibility’
​Austin, Texas — At the Atx TV Festival, HBO’s “The Comeback” was still very much an object of TV fan adoration. Lisa Kudrow, Michael Patrick King, Dan Bucatinsky, and Laura Silverman joined moderator Abigail Spencer to reminisce about the fan-favorite comedy, and how the show returned to do a second season ten years after the first run.

They began the panel by taking a moment to pay tribute to Robert Michael Morris, who played Mickey Dean, Valerie’s hair stylist and confidant. Morris was supposed to join the group at Atx but passed away May 30.

“He’s the only person who could have played that part,” said Bucatinsky.

Kudrow made it clear that though the show was shot documentary style, “It was not about my experience on ‘Friends.'” She added, “I did send the writers cookies, but that’s because I love cookies, not so they’d write me more stuff.” King
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‘The Comeback’: Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King Tease Possible Season 3 at Atx Festival Reunion

‘The Comeback’: Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King Tease Possible Season 3 at Atx Festival Reunion
The Comeback” could be coming back — again. And for exhausting as that turn of phrase as become (we’re sorry), there is no sign of series fatigue among the cast and creators.

Co-creators Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King joined executive producer Dan Bucatinsky and co-star Laura Silverman for a reunion panel at the Atx TV Festival — moderated by the self-described “biggest ‘Comeback’ fan ever,” Abigail Spencer (“Timeless”) — and the group had plenty of ideas for how to keep the series going.

“There’s always a possibility,” Kudrow said of a Season 3. “If [Season 2] happened, then it’s a possibility.”

King echoed her enthusiasm, contending that the television landscape is perfectly set up for a return of Valerie Cherish.

“There’s so much aggressive sales needed, it’s like a perfect humiliation trap,” King said, holding up a water bottle sporting an ad for a network he wasn’t familiar with.
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'The Comeback' Producers Pay Tribute to "One of a Kind" Robert Michael Morris

The Atx Television Festival panel for HBO's The Comeback got off to a somber start Sunday.

Creators Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King were joined by stars Laura Silverman and Dan Bucatinsky (also an exec producer on the show) to discuss the cult classic Hollywood satire. However, missing was former star Robert Michael Morris, who was originally set to appear on the panel but died last week at the age of 77.  

King said he received a call from Morris the day before he passed away. "On Monday, he called me and the reason he called me was to let me...
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HBO Lands Julia Roberts-Starring Miniseries Today Will Be Different

HBO Lands Julia Roberts-Starring Miniseries Today Will Be Different
Did HBO just find the next Big Little Lies?

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The pay-cable network announced it’ll be developing Today Will Be Different, a limited series starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts. Like Lies, Different is based on a bestselling novel (this time, by author Maria Semple), and it also brings an A-list actress to the world of series television, as Lies did with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

Different takes place over a single day, with Roberts starring as Eleanor Flood, a woman who wakes up “determined to be her best self,
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The Deuce: See Teaser, First Photos From James Franco's HBO Porn Drama

The Deuce: See Teaser, First Photos From James Franco's HBO Porn Drama
For those of you who’ve strolled Times Square and thought, “I liked this place when it was seedier,” have we got a teaser trailer for you.

HBO on Wednesday released the first video and photos from The Deuce, its upcoming late 1970s/early ’80s drama starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The series from David Simon (The Wire) and George Pelecanos (Treme) chronicles the legalization and rise of the porn industry in New York City’s famed midtown, as well as the changes inflicted on the area when HIV, real estate prices and cocaine demand started to rise.

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Robert Michael Morris, 'The Comeback' Actor, Dies at 77

Robert Michael Morris, who played hairdresser Mickey Deane on HBO's The Comeback, died Tuesday in Downey, Calif., according to his rep Sarabeth Schedeen. He was 77.

The cause of death was not immediately known. 

Morris was best known for his work on the critically acclaimed but short-lived show, which starred Lisa Kudrow. The actress paid tribute to her former co-star on Twitter: "We lost Robert Michael Morris today. He left us with many wonderful gifts, most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like."

Schedeen, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, called Morris "a quality...
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‘The Comeback’ Actor Robert Michael Morris Dies at 77

‘The Comeback’ Actor Robert Michael Morris Dies at 77
Actor Robert Michael Morris, known for playing Mickey Deane in HBO’s “The Comeback,” died on Tuesday. He was 77.

“Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow confirmed the news on Twitter, adding, “He left us with many wonderful gifts. Most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.” A cause of death has not yet been reported.

We lost Robert Michael Morris today.He left us with many wonderful gifts, most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.

Lisa Kudrow (@LisaKudrow) May 30, 2017

Morris was a high school and college teacher before shifting to the entertainment industry in 2005. His former student Michael Patrick King wrote the part of Mickey in “The Comeback” for Morris. Morris’ Mickey Dean was the lovable, flamboyant hairdresser and friend of Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish.

The series premiered in 2005 before it was canceled after its first season. It was revived nine years later for a second season in 2014.

Morris has
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Robert Michael Morris, Star of Lisa Kudrow’s ‘The Comeback,’ Dies at 77

Robert Michael Morris, Star of Lisa Kudrow’s ‘The Comeback,’ Dies at 77
Robert Michael Morris, the late-blooming TV actor best known for his supporting role on HBO’s “The Comeback,” died Tuesday. He was 77. “Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow tweeted the news on Tuesday, along with her tribute to the actor as “an example of what a truly good soul looks like.” Morris was a high school and college teacher who began his showbiz career in earnest when his former student Michael Patrick King created “The Comeback” and wrote a part for his old teacher: Mickey, the flamboyant hairdresser and buddy of Kudrow’s self-absorbed TV star Valerie Cherish. We lost Robert Michael Morris today.
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Robert Michael Morris, Who Played Mickey on The Comeback, Dead at 77

Robert Michael Morris, Who Played Mickey on The Comeback, Dead at 77
Robert Michael Morris, who co-starred with Lisa Kudrow on the HBO comedy The Comeback, has died at the age of 77.

According to our sister site Deadline, the cause of Morris’ death is unknown at this time. He was best known for playing Mickey, the flamboyant hairdresser/best friend of Kudrow’s faded sitcom star Valerie Cherish, on HBO’s showbiz satire The Comeback. Morris appeared as Mickey in both the initial 2005 season and the 2014 revival, where Mickey’s health scare added a layer of poignancy to Valerie’s self-involved antics.

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Robert Michael Morris Dies: ‘The Comeback’ Actor Was 77

Updated with Lisa Kudrow’s remembrance: Playwright, director, teacher and actor Robert Michael Morris, best known for playing the lovable Mickey Dean on HBO's The Comeback, died Tuesday. He was 77. The cause of death was not immediately known. Morris began his acting career as a member of the Catholic University Repertory Company before shifting his focus to academics. After many years as a theater teacher in high schools and colleges across the U.S., he moved back to New…
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The Leftovers Recap: Twin Piqued

In a sequel of sorts to “International Assassin,” The Leftovers returned Kevin to the other side in Sunday’s “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother),” setting the stage for the mind-screwiest episode of Season 3… at least until we get to the series finale. Was our hero able to accomplish his mission(s) in the Bizarro World hereafter? And what familiar faces helped/hindered him along the way? Read on…

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George Takei Thanks Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Photos

In an intimate finish to the busy 2014/15 awards season, celebrities, industry executives and L.A.-area members of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca) gathered Sunday at Hollywood’s The Pikey Café and Bar to pop champagne, mingle and toast the group’s annual Dorian Award picks for the finest in TV and film (revealed Jan. 20).From the release:In the mix: Transparent star Melora Hardin, Robert Michael Morris of The Comeback, actor and Lgbt-rights activist Wilson Cruz, ABC Studios honcho Patrick Moran, TV writer/creator Jordan Budde (Mistresses, The Client List), Space Station 76 producers Bob Hayes and Jim Burba, author Anna […]
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‘The Comeback’ Finale Strains To Find Redemption (Spoilers)

‘The Comeback’ Finale Strains To Find Redemption (Spoilers)
The Comeback” has ended its comeback on HBO, completing what amounted to a victory lap for a show that was ahead of its time, yes, but despite cultish devotion, never really victorious.

Perhaps that’s why the finale came as such a surprise, exhibiting a sentimentality that provided a sense of closure but which simply felt incongruous with much of what transpired within the show’s fictional world, much less the realities of Hollywood that it sought to lampoon.

Several movies came to mind while viewing the final hour (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched), in which Lisa Kudrow’s character, Valerie Cherish, completed what amounted to a “Shawshank”-like redemption, crawling through a torrent of excrement (literally, in an unnecessary twist) to come out cleansed on the other side.

Like “The Paper Chase” – in which the protagonist, having chased law-school grades the entire movie, finally decides that
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The Comeback: Season Two Ratings

HBO cancelled The Comeback back in 2005 and some lamented that it was just ahead of its time. The show has since become a cult favorite. Will the ratings reflect that popularity? Will there be a third season? Stay tuned.

On The Comback, former "It Girl" Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) is still desperate to stay in the spotlight and believes that she's got it all figured out this time around. The rest of this comedy's cast includes Damian Young, Dan Bucatinsky, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris, and Laura Silverman.

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Scene Stealer: Why We Love The Comeback's Robert Michael Morris

He Plays: Mickey Deane, personal hairdresser and trusty confidant to has-been actress Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) on the HBO comedy The Comeback. "Mickey isn't just a great friend to Valerie," Robert Michael Morris says. "He's much more like a mother — and he has the patience of a saint." Make that a Saint Bernard. "We should all have a pal who is as unconditionally loyal," he adds. "Fans always say, 'Valerie is so mean to Mickey!' but he doesn't see it that way. He would walk through fire for her."

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The Comeback's Valerie Cherish Has Been Busy! See What She Was Up To for All Those Years

The Comeback's Valerie Cherish Has Been Busy! See What She Was Up To for All Those Years
Valerie Cherish made her triumphant return to TV with the second season debut of The Comeback last night. It's been nine years since Val (Lisa Kudrow) graced our TV screens, so what's she been up to? In the premiere, we learned Val was one of the original cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, had a guest stint on a crime procedural and launched her own hair product line with her best guy Mickey (Robert Michael Morris). A lot has changed since we last saw Valerie. Trends came and went and new technology arrived to make her quest for the spotlight all the more easier. Take a look at the exclusive images in the gallery below to see what Valerie Cherish has been up to since Room and Bored and The...
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Your Refresher Guide for The Comeback: Episodes 1–6

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Your Refresher Guide for The Comeback: Episodes 1–6
The second season of The Comeback begins Sunday night on HBO; the first season aired in 2005. In case you do not remember what happened nine years ago (or if you just want to jump right into season two), here is a refresher for Episodes 1–6. Episode 1: "The Comeback"Poor Valerie Cherish. All she wants to do is reclaim the fame she had 14 years ago, when she starred in the '90s sitcom I'm It! So desperate is Our Gal Val for a second act, she agrees to audition for her old network’s new sitcom Room and Bored — even though it will also mean appearing on a reality show called The Comeback for the has-been who snags the role. (Remember: In 2005, celebs who deigned to do reality were the Osbournes, Bobby Brown, and Britney Spears.)Already being trailed by a film crew and her sexagenarian hairdresser Mickey (Robert Michael Morris
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