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‘Trust’ that Brendan Fraser will be nominated for an Emmy, say many of our Experts

‘Trust’ that Brendan Fraser will be nominated for an Emmy, say many of our Experts
In the film “All the Money in the World,” about the kidnapping of Getty Oil heir John Paul Getty III, all eyes were on Christopher Plummer. The veteran actor earned an Oscar nomination after he abruptly replaced a disgraced Kevin Spacey in the role of billionaire oil magnate J. Paul Getty. But in the new FX series “Trust,” which tells the same story from different angles, much of the attention is going to Brendan Fraser for his performance as Getty fixer James Fletcher Chace, who flies to Italy to solve the case. Many of our Emmy Experts think he’ll be nominated for Best Drama Supporting Actor.

Chace was portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in the film, but Fraser comes at it differently. He plays Chace as a stetson-wearing Texan who’s quirky but honorable, and occasionally addresses the camera directly like a Greek chorus. As of this writing 8 of the
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Here's a Step-by-Step Breakdown of Turk's "Poison" Dance on 'Scrubs'

Nine years after the series finale of Scrubs, there are still moments of the comedy that stand out in fans' minds. One of those moments was Dr. Christopher Turk's audition for The Cool Cats — an air band formed by the Janitor and Ted. The band was holding auditions, and Turk was definitely not impressed by Dr. Todd, who was hoping to be the lead vocalist. Cue Bell Biv DeVoe's hit single "Poison" and Turk's impressive dance moves, which included a Michael Jackson high kick, the running man, and of course, his signature swag. All that was missing was a with his Bff J.D. and it would've been perfect. In the words of the Janitor, "I don't know what 'it' is, but he's got it... He's so damn talented." In the episode titled, "My Half-Acre," The Cool Cats almost don't get to perform when Turk mocks Dr. Kelso, who retaliates
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21 Forgettable '00s Sitcoms Only Superfans Remember

There is no more accessible form of entertainment than the sitcom. They’ve been a fixture of television sets since the inception of the medium, but they took off in the 1960s when TV sets were commonplace in households. Since then, sitcoms have come in all manner of forms, but for the most part they provide wholesome entertainment that’s fun for the whole family.

The 2000s won’t go down in history as the best era for sitcoms, but it did deliver some gems. Shows like Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, That ‘70s Show, Arrested Development, Scrubs, and How I Met Your Mother were at the forefront of TV comedy back then. While, shows like Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, and King of Queens were still enjoying their initial runs. The decade gave us some of the best and most popular comedy in the
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Emmy Awards spotlight: ‘The Middle’ series finale blends humor and heart

Emmy Awards spotlight: ‘The Middle’ series finale blends humor and heart
“It’s the end of an era,” declares a teary-eyed Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) near the end of the series finale of ABC sitcom “The Middle.” Indeed, the last episode of the long-running show, which aired on May 22, marks the departure of one of the network’s most consistently-excellent, flagship family comedies from the airwaves. Debuting in the same season as the network’s breakout, critical-darling “Modern Family,” “The Middle” always seemed overshadowed by its sitcom sibling in the clamor for awards recognition. With its pitch-perfect and satisfying final episode, though, “The Middle” should finally receive its due as a bona fide Emmy contender.

For nine seasons, “The Middle” chronicled the hilarious and always relatable foibles of the working-class Heck family, who live in the fictional town of Orson, Indiana. Sitcom pros Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Neil Flynn (“Scrubs”) helmed the cast as Frankie and Mike, the overworked and
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Atx Television Festival Launches Podcast Series With Marta Kauffman, Bill Lawrence, Jason Katims & More Guests

Just ahead of the 7th annual Atx Television Festival, which will kick off June 7 in Austin, TX, the organization has launched its inaugural podcast series, The TV Campfire, as a part of its Atx TV Podcast Network. The series will serve as an insider’s perspective into the world of television with special guests including Bill Lawrence, David Simon (The Wire), Jason Katims, Marta Kauffman (Friends). Created by Atx
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Donald Faison Weighs in on a ‘Scrubs’ Reunion Movie (Exclusive)

Christopher Duncan Turk has spoken! Well, at least Donald Faison — the man who brought the unforgettable surgeon to life — has spoken. In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, the 43-year-old actor revealed that like his on-and-off-screen best friend Zach Braff, he’d be down to do a Scrubs reunion movie. “Zach had a great idea when he said to do a Scrubs movie,” Donald — who is working with Cigna as part of their “TV Doctors of America” campaign to help encourage preventative care — told Life & Style. “That’s a possibility. But then again, it’d have to be everybody. We couldn’t leave anybody out.” We’d have to agree with him there! We’ve already been excited about the possibility of a reunion since Zach confessed that he ran a script idea by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. “I had a whole TV movie pitch for Bill Lawrence,” the
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Zach Braff Wants a ‘Scrubs’ Reunion As Much As You Do!

Who has two thumbs and desperately wants a Scrubs reunion?! This girl — and apparently I’m not alone! In a recent interview with The IMDb Show to promote his new series, Alex, Inc, everyone’s favorite TV doctor, Zach Braff, revealed that he wants a Scrubs reboot just as much as you do! When asked if he would rather see Scrubs as a rebooted show, or a made-for-tv movie, he revealed that he definitely preferred the latter — and even ran the idea by Scrubs creator (and Zach’s close friend) Bill Lawrence! “I had a whole TV movie pitch for Bill Lawrence,” he confessed. When asked what the one-and-only John Dorian would be up to in 2018, the Garden State writer played coy. “I can’t tell you because it’s part of my pitch, but I told him this whole pitch over dinner and he laughed a lot and said,
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How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons

How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons
The last nine years have been one heck of a ride for “The Middle” cast and executive producers.

Series creators DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler don’t even want audiences to pardon the pun when they turn on ABC to watch the middle-America family comedy one last time on May 22 and see that the series finale title is simply that — “A Heck of a Ride.”

“One thing that’s very important to us is to think about our fans and to think about us and think about an ending that’s appropriate to the show we’ve always been,” Heisler tells Variety.
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Alex, Inc.: Season One Ratings

During the first half of the 2017-18 television season, only one new comedy premiered on ABC -- The Mayor -- which earned such low ratings, that it was cancelled mid-season. Now that spring is in the air, the Alphabet Network is lightening up a bit, with some more new chances to laugh, but the shows they're introducing feature fan-favorite familiar faces. In addition to the Roseanne TV series revival, The Office vet, Jenna Fischer is back, in Splitting Up Together, too. Enter Zach Braff, in his new Alex, Inc. TV show. Is the Scrubs alum just what the doctor ordered? Will Alex, Inc. be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.   *Status update below.A family sitcom, based on the "StartUp" podcast by Alex Blumberg, Alex, Inc. centers on Alex Schuman (Braff). In addition to Braff, the ABC TV series cast also includes Tiya Sircar,
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List of TV Shows That Have Gotten the Axe, So Far

Earlier this week, the season for cutting and renewing TV series began. One of the cuts was Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine which was a very unpopular decision among the viewers. You even had celebs like Sean Astin and Lin Manuel-Miranda who went to social media to get the show back on the air. And whatever it did seemed to work because as of this post, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed and picked up by NBC. There have been many shows that have gotten the axe this season and some are surprising as others aren’t. Below is a list of shows that have recently been canceled.

Fox

Lucifer – The DC based series starred Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Scarlett Estevez, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachel Harris, Tricia Helfer and Aimee Garcia. There’s already a petition online to get the series renewed.

The Mick

The Exorcist

The Last Man on Earth
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JoAnn Alfano Joins Universal Television as Exec VP of Current Series, New Business Development

JoAnn Alfano Joins Universal Television as Exec VP of Current Series, New Business Development
JoAnn Alfano is set to join Universal Television as the executive vice president of current series and new business development, the studio announced Thursday.

In her new position, Alfano will oversee and manage all aspects of Universal Television’s current series department and will also help identify development opportunities in the international scripted marketplace, liaising with NBCUniversal International Studios when appropriate. She will report to Universal Television president Pearlena Igbokwe.

“Having someone of JoAnn’s stature join Universal Television is a real coup for us,” Igbokwe said. “I can’t think of anyone more capable or knowledgeable to entrust our
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Abby's: NBC Orders Backyard Bar Comedy from The Good Place Producers

While The Middle is ending its nine season run on ABC, star Neil Flynn isn't going to be out of work for long. NBC has ordered the Abby's TV show to series, and Flynn is already a regular in the backyard barroom gut-buster. Perhaps the Peacock Network is hoping the tall, talented Scrubs vet will bring some serious series longevity luck along with him. An NBC sitcom, Abby's stars Natalie Morales in the title role, along with Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, and Leonard Ouzts, as well as Flynn. Josh Malmuth is writing and will executive produce with Michael Schur and David Miner. Pamela Fryman is directing and executive producing the Abby's pilot. Read More…
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Neil Flynn Extends Series Regular Streak To 17 Seasons With ‘Abby’s’ Pickup

The Middle star Neil Flynn is on a roll. Two weeks before his ABC family comedy series is set to end its nine-season run on ABC, his NBC pilot Abby’s was ordered up to series. With the pickup, Flynn is extending his streak of being a series regular on a comedy series to 17 consecutive seasons and counting. Flynn rose to prominence with his role as the Janitor on NBC’s single-camera medical comedy Scrubs. After a scene-stealing run during the first season, in which he was…
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Zach Braff Said He Would Love To Do A Scrubs Reunion

Zach Braff is currently doing his new ABC comedy series Alex Inc., but if Scrubs were to make a comeback sometime when he's available, he said he'd be down. At least, that's what the actor told James Corden on The Late Late Show, which also featured Patrick Stewart saying he would return as Professor X on Legion. That still has yet to happen, so maybe I'd take Braff's words below with a grain of salt:
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‘Condor’ Trailer: Max Irons Must Stop Brendan Fraser From Unleashing a Plague on Humanity — Watch

‘Condor’ Trailer: Max Irons Must Stop Brendan Fraser From Unleashing a Plague on Humanity — Watch
Max Irons will soon follow in the formidable onscreen footsteps of Robert Redford. The forthcoming Audience Network series “Condor” casts the second-generation English actor (dad is Jeremy Irons) as avian-nicknamed CIA analyst Joe Turner, the role Redford originated in Sydney Pollack’s 1975 film, the Oscar-nominated “Three Days of the Condor.” Entertainment Weekly debuted the first trailer today, along with production photos.

The TV version adapted material from both the feature and its inspiration, James Grady’s novel “Six Days of the Condor.” Unlike its predecessors, this 10-episode telling is set in Washington, D.C. instead of New York City. Available to DirectTV subscribers, Audience Network is perhaps best known for another show based on a book, “Mr. Mercedes,” overseen by showrunner David E. Kelley.

In the trailer’s opening beats, praying Muslims are unaware that the world is at risk for a weaponized plague outbreak. Its engineer, Nathan Fowler (Brendan Fraser
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‘Overboard’ Film Review: Flimsy Remake Lacks Buoyancy

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To be filed under “not great but more charming than anyone might expect,” Rob Greenberg’s “Overboard” offers a bilingual, generally serviceable remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell comedy of the same name.

Reversing idea of the original — she’s a struggling single parent, he’s a spoiled playboy — Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover”) lack the instant chemistry of their predecessors, but a game ensemble of supporting players bring the silly story to surprisingly vibrant life after stumbling awkwardly through a preposterous convergence of circumstances required for its premise to feel remotely believable.

Faris plays Kate, an Oregon widower preparing to be a nurse; she supports her three daughters by delivering pizzas and working for a cleaning service. Leonardo (Derbez), the irresponsible heir to a construction supply empire, lives out Hugh Hefner fantasies aboard his $60 million yacht while his sister Magdalena (Cecilia Suarez) tries to wrest control of the family business. After refusing to pay Kate for scrubbing his boat of evidence of his latest bacchanal, Leonardo falls overboard and washes up on the shores of her small seaside town with no memory of who he is or where (or how much money) he comes from.

Watch Video: Anna Faris Fakes a Marriage With Eugenio Derbez in First 'Overboard' Remake Trailer

Frustrated at her ne’er-do-well brother, Magdalena pretends Leonardo is dead, leaving him in the hospital so she can claim their father’s company. Meanwhile, Kate discovers his plight when it’s reported in the local paper; she allows herself to be persuaded by best friend Theresa (Eva Longoria) to exact revenge on her pompous former employer by pretending Leonardo is her husband, enabling her to force him to cook, clean and tackle household chores while she’s busy studying.

With the help of her daughters and a community of friends and co-workers only too happy to lie for her, Kate convinces Leonardo to come home with her, and the two soon settle into an unexpectedly harmonious partnership as he begins to discover the meaning of real responsibility and to learn the value of a family bound together by love instead of money.

See Photos: 12 Movie Remakes With Gender-Swapped Leads, From 'His Girl Friday' to 'Overboard'

Greenberg’s background is mostly in sitcoms (“Scrubs,” “How I Met Your Mother”), which may account for how broadly and clumsily the set-up portion of this story is handled. Without quite needing to consult actual reality, one might think that Greenberg and his co-screenwriter Bob Fisher (working from Leslie Dixon’s original concept) might have updated, or at least refined, some of the foundational ideas that were scarcely convincing three decades ago. In fact, acknowledging the previous movie as inspiration for the characters in this one might have been a better way to justify what sounds by any definition like a wildly inappropriate criminal act, even if Kate’s gaslighting of Leo feels vaguely like a subversive gesture in the #MeToo era.

The problem is that Kate is written far too appealingly, and Faris is just too loveable to pull off the kind of grand manipulation that might have turned this rom-com scenario into an act of political vengeance. Fundamentally — and I mean this as a compliment — Faris lacks the righteous anger required for this long-suffering blue-collar worker and single parent to perpetuate the kind of deception into which she settles so easily.

Similarly, Derbez throws himself into playing an insufferable prick in the first act, but it takes little more than a scene or two for him to recognize the challenges of manual laborers who use his company’s products and to begin to respect the efforts of the people who actually have to prepare food and clean up after themselves and others.

See Photos: 'Overboard' Star Eugenio Derbez StudioWrap Portraits (Exclusive)

That said, there is a truly magnetic couple in this film sidelined by all of this plot: Longoria’s Theresa and her husband Bobby, played by “Last Man on Earth” secret weapon Mel Rodriguez. Maybe it’s because they come to Kate’s aid so naturally, but they truly feel like a duo capable of the kind of manipulation required to yank a rich jerk out of his or her life and give him the kind of wake-up call to reality that would put him through ridiculous humiliating paces and make him grateful — and even fall in love — by the end of it.

Aside from casting the massively popular Mexican star Derbez, the movie additionally wears its multilingual intentions on its sleeve in multiple scenes where, delightfully, Leonardo’s family members speak to one another exclusively in subtitled Spanish, and later, his construction-worker colleagues make a few pointed jokes at the expense of the privileged white dudes who hire them to dig out their pools.

But even as a welcome offering to audiences from a broad variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds, “Overboard” ultimately feels like one of the dinners that Kate assigns Leo to cook for his newfound family — a good effort with a few new surprises to spice up a familiar dish, but nothing special enough to truly transform it into more than a routine meal.



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New Star Wars Animated Series Set To Feature Poe Dameron and Bb-8

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Rebels has come and gone, and Disney/LucasFilm isn’t wasting any time getting us our new Star Wars Animated show!

Star Wars Resistance has just been ordered to series for the Disney Channel, the next series under the leadership of Dave Filoni(Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rebels). Set before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars Resistance will follow Kazuda Xiono, a Resistance pilot, who is tasked to spy on the First Order, as the organization has begun to grow and become a threat to the safety of the galaxy. The series will also bring in some familiar faces including Bb-8 alongside Poe Dameron, and Captain Phasma. Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, return to voice their characters fro the live action saga. The voice cast will also include Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath(East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prequel Series Set at Disney Channel

The force will be reawakening at Disney Channel.

Just weeks after Star Wars Rebels wrapped on Disney Xd, it has been revealed that another series based on the Star Wars franchise is in the works.

Disney Channel has handed a series order to Star Wars Resistance, which will serve as another animated series.

This one, however, will take place before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Per the official logline: "A young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order."

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“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots” said Filoni in a statement.

“My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There
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Lucasfilm's New Anime-Style Star Wars Resistance Series Sounds Awesome! Here are the Details!

Lucasfilm has announced their new Star Wars animated series! It will be called Star Wars Resistance and it sounds like it has the makings of another great series for fans to enjoy!

The new show revolves around a character named Kazuda Xiono, "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order."

You'll also be happy to hear that Oscar Isaac will reprise his role as Poe Dameron and Gwendoline Christie will be back as Captain Phasma! The series will also include Bb-8 and introduce several new characters.

Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni created the series. Several other producers of those previous series will join him as producers including Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge and Brandon Auman. When talking about the inspiration behind the series, Filoni said:

"The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prequel Series Ordered at Disney Channel

Disney and Lucasfilm are following up on the success of Star Wars Rebels with a new animated extension of the iconic film franchise.

Disney Channel on Thursday announced that it has greenlit Star Wars Resistance, an anime-inspired series that takes place prior to the events of The Force Awakens, TVLine has learned.

Created by Rebels Ep Dave Filoni, Resistance will follow the adventures of Kazuda Xiono, “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order,” according to the official logline. The series will feature Bb-8 (as
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