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Exclusive: The Super Troopers 2 cast on crowdfunding their long-awaited return

In this nice little exclusive we have today we have The Super Troopers 2 cast reacting to the crowdfunding success for their long-awaited sequel. Director Jay Chandrasekhar and his cast Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske talk about their best moments on the road from fan expectations to the finished full movie.

In their follow up to the 2001 film made by the Broken Lizard comedy team Super Troopers 2 follows the Super Troopers being called upon to set up a new Highway Patrol station when an international border dispute arises between the United States and Canada.

It features cameos from Rob Lowe, Emmanuelle Chirqui, Damon Wayans Jr., Seann William Scott, Og Wonder Woman Lynda carter, The Wonder YearsFred Savage and Westworld’s Clifton Collins Jr.

Super Troopers 2 is released in the UK on the 15th of June.

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Fall 2018-19 Broadcast TV Schedule Grid: Welcome To 1988 & The CW On Sundays

Turns out the 2018-2019 primetime broadcast TV season is going to look a lot like the last year of Ronald Reagan's presidency thanks to reboots, recycling and football. Moonlighting isn’t back yet, but click through more of Roseanne and the debut of Tim Doyle's 1972-set The Kids Are AlrightThe Wonder Years by any other name — on ABC, and Tuesdays are very 1988. The return of Candice Bergen's Murphy Brown to CBS after two decades and the reboot of Magnum P.I. on the…
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11 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Wonder Years': From Kevin’s First Kiss to Real-World Inspiration (Photos)

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Wonder Years': From Kevin’s First Kiss to Real-World Inspiration (Photos)
Ready to feel old? It’s been 25 years since “The Wonder Years,” starring a young Fred Savage, went off the air. (The finale aired on May 12, 1993.) TheWrap takes a look back on the beloved coming-of-age series set in the 1960s and ’70s to dig up some facts you might not have known.

Fred Savage is one of the youngest actors to be nominated for an Emmy Award, when he was 13 years old in 1989 for his role as Kevin Arnold. Keshia Knight Pulliam is the youngest to be nominated at 6 years old for her role on “The Cosby Show” as Rudy Huxtable, and Savage is tied with “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown, who was nominated at 13 in 2016.

Executive producer Bob Brush said that although “The Wonder Years” team was the first to show The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan appearance on TV, the episode didn’t turn out quite as expected. “We didn’t really use the Beatles footage very well, and that episode was kind of mediocre when it came out. I had a call one day that Jon Feltheimer [the head of New World Entertainment] was on his way down to the studio, and he walked into my office and said, “I want my money back,” he told The Rolling Stone in 2014.

The first kiss between Kevin (Savage) and Winnie (Danica McKellar) was also the young actors’ real-life first kiss. McKellar told The Rolling Stone that she and Savage had a mutual crush, and “the anticipation of that kiss nearly killed us both.”

Brush has also said that even though everyone was sad to see the show end, he “knew it was time.”

“From my point of view, I think we had a year more than we actually deserved,” he said. “‘The Wonder Years’ was really about a specific time in life when you’re still young enough to believe in things like magic and the truth and all of those things. One of the jokes was that Fred’s voice was getting lower than Danny Stern’s voice. So from my point of view, the story was well told, and it was time to put a button in it.”

McKellar has said that the writers would eavesdrop on her and Savage to get ideas for dialogue between Winnie and Kevin.

“Kevin and Winnie’s relationship was, in some ways, defined by my friendship with Fred and some of the things that we would say,” she said. “The writers would actually take lines from things that we were saying to each other, off camera, and put it into the script.”

“There was this whole episode dedicated to, ‘Do you like him, or do you like him, like him?’ That was an expression that he and I used when we were talking about some guy that I had a crush on, in real life,” she added. “And then, it showed up in a script, a few weeks later. There were a lot of blurred lines. The other interesting thing was that I broke up with my first boyfriend, in real life, about a week before we shot the episode where I had to break up with Kevin on the show. It was fascinating how many parallels there were.”

Danica McKellar auditioned against her sister, Crystal, for the role of Winnie Cooper. Though Danica got the part, the producers liked Crystal so much they brought her one for a guest role as Becky Slater, who Kevin dated to make Winnie jealous.

The series was inspired by “A Christmas Story” — at least in part– from the coming-of-age theme to the use of voice-over, which was unheard of at the time. Peter Billingsley, who played Ralphie in “A Christmas Story,” had a guest spot as one of Kevin’s roommates on the final episode.

Daniel Stern talked to his real-life son in the last episode. In the show’s closing moments, Daniel Stern, who served as the voice-over narrator of the older Kevin, is asked by his “son” if he wants to play catch. That kid was Stern’s real-life son Henry.

Kevin and Winnie’s breakup was caused by McKellar’s growth spurt. Kevin and Winnie’s relationship was the heart of the show, but McKellar’s growth spurt in between the third and fourth season caused the writers to break the two up, at least until Fred Savage could catch up in height.

Jason Hervey, who played older brother Wayne, said his character was inspired by his own real-life older brother. “My brother Scott was the real Wayne Arnold. There were so many things that I borrowed from our real life experiences,” he told Uproxx in 2014. In fact, the storyline where Wayne is forced to take Kevin to the mall with him, was a real-life experience for Hervey.

Alley Mills stated in a 2018 interview that the show was cancelled as a result of a groundless sexual harassment suit filed against Fred Savage and Jason Hervey by a member of the crew. Both the show and Savage denied the accusations, and the lawsuit was dropped after an undisclosed out-of-court settlement was reached.

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Horror Highlights: Keep The Gaslight Burning Clip, Let It Die Short Film, Images from Painkillers

Headlining today's Horror Highlights is a clip from Dave and Lou Elsey's haunting short film Keep the Gaslight Burning. Co-starring critically acclaimed makeup artist Rick Baker and Markie Post, the short film's fire will burn brightly this summer. We also have a look at the short film Let it Die and eight images from the new movie Painkillers.

Keep the Gaslight Burning Clip Revealed: "A brutal murder, a grand and gothic house, a vengeful ghost ... they're the elements that Oscar®-winning director Dave Elsey (Best Achievement in Makeup: The Wolfman) and co-director Lou Elsey combine in the brand-new short film Keep The Gaslight Burning --and they're joined by another film makeup legend, seven-time Oscar® winner Rick Baker, who plays a pivotal role, as well as acclaimed actress Markie Post (above).

Keep The Gaslight Burning will make its official public debut this summer ... but for now, we wanted to share
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Hey, Noah Schnapp (‘Stranger Things’): You could tie as the youngest dramatic actor ever nominated at Emmys

Hey, Noah Schnapp (‘Stranger Things’): You could tie as the youngest dramatic actor ever nominated at Emmys
History could be made at this year’s Emmys if 13-year-old Noah Schnapp earns a nomination as Best Drama Supporting Actor for Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Schnapp, who wasn’t even alive in the 1980s when the sci-fi series takes place, would tie as the youngest male actor ever to be nominated for a drama series. Back in 1959 another 13-year-old, Johnny Crawford (“The Rifleman”), earned a nomination but lost. Two female starlets have taken home Emmy Awards — Roxana Zal for “Something About Amelia” (age 14 in 1984) and Kristy McNichol for “Family” — but Schnapp would make history for the boys if he were to win for his breakout role in “Stranger Things.”

SEENoah Schnapp (‘Stranger Things’): Imagining the ‘big terrifying monster coming after me’ for Season 2 [Complete Interview Transcript]

Schnapp plays Will Byers, the son of Joyce (Winona Ryder), who gains mysterious powers in Season 2 after returning from the mysterious Upside Down world. At
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Emmys: Will being an hour-long show hurt ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in Best Comedy Series? [Poll]

Emmys: Will being an hour-long show hurt ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in Best Comedy Series? [Poll]
Nineteen years ago, “Ally McBeal” made Emmy history as the first hour-long show to win Best Comedy Series. A door had been kicked down, it was the dawn of a new era… except it wasn’t. “Ally McBeal,” which was never nominated again for its final three seasons, remains the only one-hour Best Comedy Series champ. But it could finally have some company this year thanks to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

In the absence of “Veep,” “Mrs. Maisel” is currently in second place in our Emmy odds behind “Atlanta.” Coming off a strong awards run with wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Producers Guild Awards earlier this year, it has four Experts and five Editors picking it to take home the Emmy. Its eight-episode first season would make it the second shortest season to win Best Comedy Series after “The Wonder Years,” but you can argue that it
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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”s eight episodes would be second shortest season to win comedy series Emmy

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”s eight episodes would be second shortest season to win comedy series Emmy
Is eight episodes enough to win Best Comedy Series? That’s how long the first season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is. If the Amazon series does walk away with the trophy, it’d do so with the second fewest amount of episodes in a season while continuing a marked trend in Emmy champs.

“Mrs. Maisel” would be behind “The Wonder Years,” the surprise Best Comedy Series champ in 1988 after its six-episode freshman run. The nine-episode first season of “The Art Carney Special,” which won in 1960, is the current No. 2. “Mrs. Maisel” is second place for the win in our early odds, trailing “Atlanta,” which consists of 10 episodes this year.

While it’s more pronounced in Best Drama Series — no show with more than 13 episodes in a season has won since the 24-episodes-per-season “24” in 2006 — both series races have increasingly featured contenders and eventual winners with shorter episode lengths than the broadcast standard of 22 per season.
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Emmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history

Emmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history
Will Iain Armitage (“Young Sheldon”) make Emmy history with a nomination for Best Comedy Actor? He turns 10-years-old this year, so if he makes the cut this summer he’ll be the youngest nominee in the history of the category and the second youngest nominee in Primetime Emmy history. Now a couple of the Expert journalists we’ve polled thus far are predicting exactly that.

To date there have only been two Comedy Actor nominees under the age of 18: Fred Savage contended for “The Wonder Years” in 1989 when he was 13, and Frankie Muniz was up for “Malcolm in the Middle” in 2001 when he was 15. The Primetime Emmys have long been hesitant to recognize child actors, with a few exceptions. Roxana Zal (“Something About Amelia”) became the youngest champ when she prevailed for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress in 1984 at age 14. And Kristy McNichol (“Family”) won Best Drama Supporting Actress
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Fred Savage Denies Harassment Allegation

Fred Savage Denies Harassment Allegation
Studio 20th Century Fox Television said that it found “no evidence of any wrongdoing” on the part of Fred Savage in a completed investigation into claims that the actor verbally harassed female crew members on the set of comedy series “The Grinder.”

Fox takes all allegations of improper conduct very seriously,” a 20th Century Fox spokesperson said Wednesday. “We conducted a thorough investigation into these allegations and found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage. We will vigorously defend against these unfounded claims.”

A former female crew member on Wednesday filed suit against Savage and Fox,
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We're About to Meet Toby's Parents on This Is Us - Here Are the Actors Playing Them

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The second season of This Is Us brought many new revelations to light; we finally found out how Jack Pearson dies, we witnessed Kevin's heartbreaking struggle with addiction and guilt, and we realized that Toby actually has a last name. In the big finale - which we're promised will be an emotional rollercoaster - we also get to meet Toby's parents ahead of his wedding to Kate (which, by the way, may or may not even happen). Related6 Storylines You Can Expect to See During This Is Us Season 3 During a panel for the hit NBC series at SXSW on Tuesday, creator Dan Fogelman revealed that Toby (Chris Sullivan)'s parents are played by veteran actors Dan Lauria (probably best known for The Wonder Years and Pitch) and Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Hot in Cleveland, and also Pitch). Chrissy Metz told Entertainment Weekly that Toby's parents are "everything and nothing you'd expect.
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Toby's Parents on This Is Us Are TV Legends

Toby's Parents on This Is Us Are TV Legends
This Is Us is rolling out the welcome mat to TV legends Wendie Malick and Dan Lauria. The duo will appear in the season two finale as the parents of Toby (Chris Sullivan). Malick is known for her work in Just Shoot Me, Hot in Cleveland and Dream On. Lauria has more than 180 acting credits to his name, notably The Wonder Years and recently Pitch and Fly. The duo appeared together in Pitch and have appeared together on stage, including performances of Love Letters. The casting announcement was made at This Is Us' SXSW panel. Ahead of the finale, Sullivan and costar Susan Kelechi Watson praised the casting choices. "I love the casting of your parents," Watson said. "Yeah, my...
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The Fosters Season 5 Episode 15 Review: Mother's Day

One of television's greatest mysteries is how a series like The Fosters has graced our screens and touched our hearts with transformative storytelling, authentic characters, and capable actors, but greater award recognition and accolades have eluded the series for half a decade. 

They've rightfully been nominated and/or won GLAAD, Teen Choice, and Television Critics Awards, but to have never been considered for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, or if I may be audacious, the prestigious Peabody, is confounding. 

The final season of The Fosters has resolved itself to not go out with a whimper, and The Fosters Season 5 Episode 15 was no exception.

Sure, this series is groundbreaking and progressive -- transgressive even. It's bold, topical, and occasionally controversial. It hasn't taken on some of its subject matter flawlessly. There were times when it was melodramatic or clumsy, but it has been all the better for having tried.

As we
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Everything Sucks!: first trailer

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Feb 7, 2018

Netflix has released a big trailer for their new 90s-set show, Everything Sucks!, which is likely to tug at every nostalgic heartstring...

While the insane array of original series on Netflix probably can’t be accurately categorised by any one offering, the streaming giant has taken a special shine to nostalgia, evidenced by the embracing of the 1980s-era idiosyncrasies of Stranger Things, its fostering of the 2001 (early 1980s-set) cult film Wet Hot American Summer into a television franchise, as well as Full House spinoff Fuller House. However, teen comedy series Everything Sucks! brandishes a mantra that fits in the angsty era in which it will take place: the 1990s.

Here's the first trailer...

Amongst the array of 1990s iconography and tropes lies an irreverent take on the high school experience, that – in a comparison that can’t be evoked enough – is clearly reminiscent in tone
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The Best Post-Super Bowl TV Episodes of the Last 35 Years

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The Best Post-Super Bowl TV Episodes of the Last 35 Years
Until the 1980s, the networks didn’t give much thought about what they aired after the Super Bowl — it was sometimes golf, “Lassie,” or nothing at all. But then, in 1983, NBC aired the second episode of new action hour “The A-Team,” turning it into an immediate hit. The next year, “Airwolf” launched behind the Super Bowl, and in 1988, ABC found success debuting “The Wonder Years” after the game, solidifying the strategy of premiering brand new shows — at least temporarily.

The gambit wound becoming a bust by the 1990s, as post-Super Bowl shows turned into quick failures: “Grand Slam,” “Davis Rules,” “The Good Life” and “Extreme.” NBC came up with a new strategy in 1996, running an episode of its biggest show there — “Friends” — which allowed it to charge hefty ad rates for what was assuredly a big event.

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Apparently The Wonder Years Was Cancelled Because of a "Ridiculous" Sexual Harassment Claim Against 16-Year Old Fred Savage

For those of you who have ever wondered why the classic series The Wonder Years was canceled, actress Ally Mills, who played Norma Arnold in the series, said it due to a sexual harassment scandal involving 16-year-old Fred Savage, which she says was "completely ridiculous."

This is the first time anything like this has been talked about regarding the show. While talking to Yahoo, Mills explained:

“When we shot the series finale … nobody knew whether or not The Wonder Years was going to be renewed. And that’s because of a completely ridiculous sexual harassment suit that was going on against Fred Savage — who is, like, the least offensive, most wonderful, sweet human being that ever walked the face of the Earth.”

The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed in 1993 by a 31-year-old costume designer named Monique Long. It wasn't just against Fred Savage, though. It was also filed against 20-year-old Jason Hervey,
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Did “The Wonder Years” End Because of a Sexual Assault Lawsuit?

The good news about this story is it shows that the issue of sexual harassment has been around for at least 30 years, and most likely even before that. The reason it is good news is not because women were being sexually harassed, but that the #metoo-ers can’t claim they “discovered” the problem and are actively doing something about it. In the case of “The Wonder Years” the sexual harassment victim was a behind-the-scenes woman who made the claim against the stars of the show. One of the interesting things about this claim made 30 years ago is that the

Did “The Wonder Years” End Because of a Sexual Assault Lawsuit?
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‘The Wonder Years’ Star Claims Sexual Harassment Allegations Ended the Show

‘The Wonder Years’ Star Claims Sexual Harassment Allegations Ended the Show
Thirty years after the family comedy “The Wonder Years” premiered on ABC, the show’s star Alley Mills now claims sexual harassment allegations prevented the show from returning for a seventh season.

Mills played Norma Arnold, the mother of Fred Savage and Jason Hervey’s characters on the drama, which ran from 1988 to 1993. In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Mills said a costume designer, Monique Long, brought a lawsuit against Savage and Hervey for physically and verbally harassing her on set.

“When we shot the series finale, nobody knew whether or not ‘The Wonder Years’ was going to be renewed,” Mills said in the interview. “That’s because of a completely ridiculous sexual harassment suit that was going on against Fred Savage who was like the least offensive, most wonderful, sweet human being that ever walked the face of the earth.”

People reported in 1993 that Long said Savage repeatedly told her, “Oh, Monique
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'Wonder Years' Mom: 'Ridiculous' Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Ended Show

'Wonder Years' Mom: 'Ridiculous' Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Ended Show
Nearly three decades after The Wonder Years first made its TV debut, actress Alley Mills is claiming that a "ridiculous" sexual harassment lawsuit is what brought the beloved ABC show to a sudden halt in 1993.

Mills, who played wholesome matriarch Norma Arnold in the Sixties-set teen drama, told Yahoo! Entertainment that a lawsuit brought about by her costumer, Monique Long, against her TV sons Fred Savage and Jason Hervey, ultimately led to the show's cancellation after six seasons.

"When we shot the series finale … nobody knew whether or not The Wonder Years
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'Wonder Years' Star Alley Mills Says "Completely Ridiculous" Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Ruined Show

The Wonder Years is one of the most well-known and beloved sitcoms in TV history, and now one of the show's stars says it was derailed due to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Fred Savage, Jason Hervey and others in the early 1990s.

Actress Alley Mills, who played mom Norma Arnold on the show, recently told Yahoo the show never got back on track after a former costume designer for the ABC classic accused the men of constant verbal and physical harassment.

“When we shot the series finale … nobody knew whether or not The Wonder Years was going...
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