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2018 Emmys: 5 reasons why ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ will win Best Comedy Series

“I really think you may be onto something with your ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ prediction,” Gold Derby chief Tom O’Neil confided to me via email. “But, sorry, I’m not gutsy enough to join you.” For months now I’ve been predicting “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to finally win the Best Comedy Series Emmy. However, looking at the official Gold Derby odds I know I am going out on a limb. None of our experts from around the web or other in house editors are predicting the HBO stalwart to take home the top honor.

Take a read of my five reasons that “Curb” is in prettty prettty prettty good shape to win on Emmy night and then let me know in the comment section what you think. Is Tom being foolish for not joining me out on that limb or am I going to fall in disgrace?

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George Clooney: Looking Back on the ‘Extremely Normal’ Man’s Extraordinary Career

George Clooney: Looking Back on the ‘Extremely Normal’ Man’s Extraordinary Career
In 1994 a little show called “ER” premiered on NBC. Created by prolific science-fiction writer Michael Crichton, the series was a medical drama, somewhat in the tradition of “St. Elsewhere,” and focused on the private lives and burgeoning careers of emergency room doctors in Chicago’s County General Hospital. Among the cast members were Anthony Edwards, of “Top Gun” fame, up-and-comers Julianna Margulies and Noah Wyle, and George Clooney, a relatively unknown actor from Kentucky with a smattering of TV credits to his name, including recurring roles on “Roseanne,” the short-lived CBS comedy “E/R” and “The Facts of Life,” on which Clooney played the eponymous “George,” a charismatic handyman with winged hair who eventually quits his job to go on tour with pop star Cinnamon (played by ’90s singer Stacey Q).

ER” became a giant hit, winning numerous Emmy awards, with Clooney its resident heartthrob. If you were in college at the time,
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Critics Call Out the Shows With the Most Preposterous Premises Ever — IndieWire Survey

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

This week’s question: Which show that actually made it to air has the most preposterous premise you’d ever encountered?

Kaitlin Thomas (@thekaitling),

I don’t really know if “Sleepy Hollow” truly had the most preposterous premise I’ve ever encountered, but it was the first show that came to mind this week, because it never should have worked. The show was built around the idea that Ichabod Crane was a hunky history professor-turned-soldier who woke up in present day when someone raised the Headless Horseman, who was revealed to be one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. That sounds like a lot on its own, but there was so much more: America had a magical history! There was a magic bible belonging to George Washington that explained all this stuff!
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Mark Harmon and His Family Enjoy Staying out of the Hollywood Spotlight: "It's Who We Are" (Exclusive)

On NCIS, no case ever stumps naval investigator Leroy "Jethro" Gibbs, but in real life, Mark Harmon, 66, has long been befuddled by one mystery: fame. "My parents kept things real — I had no idea they were famous," says the son of sportscaster Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox. "In fact, it didn’t hit me until one day when I was riding in the car with my father in Ann Arbor, Mi — I was maybe eight and could barely see above the dashboard — and we stopped at a crosswalk. Suddenly, we were surrounded by people who recognized my dad and were really thrilled to see him. I remember looking at this man I thought I knew so well and thinking, Who are you?" Millions of people ask the same question about Mark to this day. He’s the star of TV’s No. 1 drama yet he maintains an intense sense of privacy.
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Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel (‘America’s Got Talent’) on ‘telling real stories of real people who have amazing talent’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

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Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel (‘America’s Got Talent’) on ‘telling real stories of real people who have amazing talent’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“We’re telling real stories of real people who have amazing talent,” divulges “America’s Got Talent” host Heidi Klum. “People come from all over the world to be on this show” because they know it will “put them on the map.” Going into its 13th season, this highly rated NBC reality competition series features a wide variety of performers on a weekly talent show vying for a $1 million cash prize. Supermodel Klum joined the series as a judge in 2013, where she works alongside comedian Howie Mandel; the other two judges are singer Mel B and creator Simon Cowell. Watch our exclusive video interview with Klum and Mandel above.

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“This whole show has grown as a production,” states Mandel, who has been with the series since 2010. “The ease in which our production team is able to present
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Look back at Kerry Washington’s historic Emmy nomination for ‘Scandal’

Look back at Kerry Washington’s historic Emmy nomination for ‘Scandal’
Scandal,” which ends its seven-season run on Thursday, April 19, is a benchmark in many ways. At the time of its April 2012 premiere, it was the first network drama series with an African-American female lead, Kerry Washington, since “Get Christie Love!” with Teresa Graves in 1974. It savvily used social media to turn itself into a red-hot hit. It was the last series Shonda Rhimes created before she signed her new deal with Netflix last year. It had some of the craziest twists that defied logic and storytelling. It gave us new vernacular, like “gladiator,” “it’s handled,” “jam,” “bitch baby,” “white hat” and yes, even “I want my bones!” It went to great lengths — with lamps, in particular — to hide a pregnancy. It showed that a woman could sustain herself on a diet of popcorn and red wine. And it ended a long drought at the Emmys.

Washington received two Best Drama Actress nominations,
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‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years

‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years
This Is Us” pulled off a surprise last year when both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia made the Best Drama Actor Emmy lineup. They were just the fifth pair of co-stars this century to nab nominations. None of the other four duos accomplished it again — one pair, “True Detective”’s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in 2014, was a one-and-done deal — so if Brown and Ventimiglia make the cut again, they’d be the first co-stars to go back-to-back in the category since 1999.

The last twosome to score multiple Best Drama Actor nominations together were “NYPD Blue” stars Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits, who went on a five-year streak from 1995 to 1999, with Franz winning three times and Smits going 0-5. Franz won his first Emmy for the cop drama in 1994 against his original partner in crime, David Caruso.

See ‘This Is Us’: Justin Hartley deserves an Emmy nomination after
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Denzel Washington’s Not Worried About Netflix, But Says He’ll Finish His Career in Theater

Denzel Washington’s Not Worried About Netflix, But Says He’ll Finish His Career in Theater
While movie stars from Will Smith to Adam Sandler have embraced Netflix projects at the expense of seeing their work open in theaters around the country, Denzel Washington has yet to change things up. The actor may have started his career on the small screen with his breakthrough role in “St. Elsewhere,” but he hasn’t appeared in a television role since the nineties, and his commitment to appearing in theaters couldn’t be more obvious today: His next role after his Oscar-nominated performance in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” is on Broadway, where he plays the the unpredictable saloon regular Hickey in a new production of Eugene O’Neil’s “The Iceman Cometh.”

The play, currently in previews, marks the actor’s first Broadway production since 2014’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” but he said it remains his favorite medium.

“I started on the stage and I’ll finish on the stage,
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Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?

Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?
Peter Dinklage has been nominated at the Emmys for all six of his previous seasons as savvy adviser Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and he has won twice (2011 and 2015). Now he’s on the cusp of making history and all he needs to do is earn another nomination for the seventh season of the epic fantasy series, which aired last summer. If he does he’ll set a new record for the most Drama Supporting Actor nominations in the history of the category.

As it stands there is a five-way tie for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Will Geer (“The Waltons,” 1973-1978), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues,” 1981-1986), Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere,” 1983-1988), Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law,” 1987-1992) and Dinklage (2011-2016) all contended six times. “Game of Thrones” was absent from the 2017 Emmy race since it didn’t air new episodes during the eligibility period, but now
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Too Many TV Reboots/Remakes/Re-Vamp’s/Sequel Series Revivals/Prequel Series

I’ve been watching, among other things, the current reboot of ‘Will & Grace‘. One of, many, many, many new TV reboots that are occurring. Alright, I know, I’m not breaking any new ground, Hollywood’s not that original, blah, blah, blah. Still though, this TV reboot caught my attention. For one thing–really? This show you’re rebooting? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love ‘Will & Grace‘ I actually I might argue that it’s one of the more underrated shows of all-time, and had it not been directly up against ‘CSI‘ for so many years, I think it might’ve won more Best Comedy Series Emmys than it actually did. It’s still one of only three series, ‘All in the Family‘ and ‘The Golden Girls‘ being the others, where every original main member of the regular cast won an acting Emmy for said series. I
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All 32 of People’s Sexiest Man Alive Cover Choices, From Mel Gibson to Blake Shelton (Photos)

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Former wrestler and “Moana” star becomes only the second person of color named by People magazine as Sexiest Man Alive. Mel Gibson was just 29 when he was named People’s first Sexiest Man Alive in February 1985. “St. Elsewhere” star Mark Harmon, then 34, became the magazine’s second choice. “L.A. Law” star Harry Hamlin was 35 when he was named. Political scion John F. Kennedy Jr., then 27, was named Sexiest Man Alive in 1988. At 59, Sean Connery became the oldest Sexiest Man Alive when he was chosen in 1989. Tom Cruise, 28, had just opened “Days of Thunder” when he was selected in...
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Slideshow, Audio: Black Perspectives Red Carpet at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

Previous | Image 1 of 3 | NextAlfre Woodard at her tribute at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.

Chicago – It was an evening to celebrate the Black Perspective in filmmaking at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, and also to celebrate one of the great African American actors with a tribute to Alfre Woodard. Woodard walked the Red Carpet on October 21st, 2017, with fellow actors Regina Taylor (“I’ll Fly Away”) and Jussie Smollett (“Empire”).

Alfre Woodard was born in Oklahoma, and studied drama at Boston University. Her breakthrough stage role was in 1977, with “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” and her film debut came a year later with “Remember My Name.” After winning an Emmy for a three episode run on TV’s “Hill Street Blues,’ she was hired by the same production team to portray Dr. Roxanne Turner on “St. Elsewhere” from 1985-88. Her film
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Red Dwarf: creating the pop culture of the future

Andrew Moir Oct 26, 2017

Andrew takes a nerdy dive into the pop culture real and fictional that's made its way into the world of Red Dwarf...

Creating culture within science-fiction can be tricky. It’s potentially alienating, with the audience required to understand allusions without a reference point. Then again, if you throw in too many contemporary references, the future starts to look dated pretty quickly. Red Dwarf has walked that fine line, building its own stars and entertainment but chucking in the familiar, just to keep the world grounded. We take a look at humanity’s future culture as seen through the eyes of Lister, Rimmer, Cat, Kryten and Holly.

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Red Dwarf set out its fictional musical world early on with the opening scenes of the first episode
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Mr Robot season 3 episode 1 review: Power Save Mode

Alec Bojalad Oct 12, 2017

Mr Robot starts its third season off on the right foot with an uncharacteristically clear yet still paranoid episode...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.1 Power Save Mode

When it’s all said and done Mr. Robot may be the only show in history where I wouldn’t be completely disappointed if all of this was just in the main character’s head the whole time.

Okay, that’s probably not true. The 'this was all a dream/hallucination/snowglobe' hasn’t been attempted in a meaningful way since St. Elsewhere in 1988 and rightfully so. It’s cheap and it undercuts rule #1 in the television Hippocratic oath: What you’re seeing matters.

Still, on Mr. Robot we often have a very little meaningful concept of exactly what we’re even seeing.
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Ed Begley Jr.'s Self-Sustaining L.A. Home Only Has $10 Utility Bill

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"St. Elsewhere" star Ed Begley Jr.'s newly built L.A. home should be the envy of all his neighbors because it's completely self-sustainable with a $10 monthly utility bill. Ed -- who some might also recognize from "Best in Show" and "Better Call Saul" -- just built the first-of-its-kind home in L.A.'s Studio City neighborhood. The actor worked with architect William Hefner, and builder to the stars Scott Harris at Building Construction Group,
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Trailer and poster for Hulu series Future Man starring Josh Hutcherson

A trailer and poster has been released for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Hulu series Future Man has been released. The sci-fi/comedy series stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Derek Wilson (Preacher), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) and Glenne Headly (Don Jon). Check them out here…

Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) as a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.

Future Man will premiere on Hulu November 14.
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Josh Hutcherson Plays a Janitor/Gamer Who Travels Through Time To Save Humanity in Funny Trailer For Future Man

Hulu has released a fantastic trailer for their upcoming sci-fi comedy series Future Man in which Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) plays a character named Josh Futturman. He is a janitor by day and a gamer by night that is recruited by a couple of mysterious visitors to travel through time and embark on a mission to prevent the extinction of humanity.

This movie looks like a ton of fun and I like how it pokes fun of itself by saying that it's the exact same plot as the movie The Last Starfighter. There are also nods to a lot of other classic films like Terminator, Back to the Future, Top Gun, and more. Here's the synopsis:

Future Man follows a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who travels through time to prevent the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 16 Recap: You've Made My Heart So Full

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Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series."Finally," says the One-Armed Man a.k.a. Phillip Gerard (Al Strobel) about midway through Part 16 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival, right after a certain FBI Special Agent returns to the world of the living. It's been 13 episodes since we've seen full trace of Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), though even then he wasn't entirely himself. (Being trapped for 25 years in the otherworldly Black Lodge has a way of tempering certain personality traits.) Now, however, he's "one hundred percent" (in his estimation, anyway), and there's certainly plenty of giddy pleasure to be had watching the energetic, Boy Scout-like Cooper of old take charge. But that presumes that this is the Dale Cooper of old, and it quickly becomes apparent that that's not the case.
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Hulu adds 3,000 episodes of television following deal with 20th Century Fox

Hulu has added nearly 3,000 episodes of classic TV to its library after a recent deal.

The agreement announced today by the streaming platform and 20th Century Fox, has seen a plethora of episodes from classic comedies and dramas such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, St. Elsewhere, How I Met Your Mother, and Burn Notice.

Thanks to this significant deal, Hulu is now the home of all 11 seasons of the classic Korean War comedy M*A*S*H, and the full allotment of episodes from NYPD Blue. On top of this, every episode of How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice, Bones, and Glee will also make their way over.

The new deal sees some of these shows already streaming on the platform, and others arriving in the coming weeks.

This all follows after a previous partnership between the two parties, an agreement which saw animated comedies such as Bob’s Burgers,
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Hulu Adds Himym, NYPD Blue, White Collar, M*A*S*H, Dollhouse and Others

Hulu Adds Himym, NYPD Blue, White Collar, M*A*S*H, Dollhouse and Others
How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice and the acclaimed Korean War dramedy M*A*S*H are among the series of which Hulu will now be streaming every episode, as part of a monster deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

Other series set to make their Hulu debut in the coming weeks include Raising Hope, White Collar, The Glades, Dollhouse, NYPD Blue, The Unit, Better Off Ted and Witches of East End.

Additionally, the complete libraries for Glee and Bones will finally be available on the streamer.

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All told,
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