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There's a New 'Magnum, P.I.' in Town and Here's Your Chance to Meet Jay Hernandez

There's no question that there will be a lot of people watching Magnum, P.I. pretty closely this fall, and more than a few of them are likely to be skeptical. Which is not really surprising when you consider how beloved the original Tom Selleck version was during its 1980-88 run. And if anyone understands that particular pressure facing everyone involved, it's actor Jay Hernandez who has assumed the Thomas Magnum character from his predecessor. (Photo Credit: CBS) "It's really kind of surreal," Jay laughs during an interview at San Diego Comic-Con. "I watched an episode of the original Magnum, P.I. probably a month or two before I started shooting. It was a scene where he's in a surf skin in the bay in Hawaii, and two months later I find myself doing that very same thing. But when I was watching the original episode, I had no idea the
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Starz releases poster and trailer for Sweetbitter

Starz has released a new poster and trailer for its upcoming drama series Sweetbitter. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, it stars Ella Purnell, Evan Jonigkeit, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Tom Sturridge, Paul Sparks, Daniyar, Eden Epstein, Jimmy Saito, and Katerina Tannenbaum; check them out here…

“Sweetbitter” tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she finds herself interviewing for a position at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she’s found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes, tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust.

“Sweetbitter” illuminates the sensory journey of developing a palate. How the sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami threaten, complement and ultimately need each other so
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Everything You Need to Know About the TV Adaptation of Sweetbitter

Starz, the home of Outlander and The Girlfriend Experience, is developing your next TV obsession: Sweetbitter. The network announced on July 31 that it is working on a half-hour drama adaptation of this 2016 bestselling novel, so here's everything you need to know about the project so far. 1. It's based on a bestselling book. Sweetbitter is based on Stephanie Danler's novel of the same name, which NPR named one of the best books of 2016. The book follows the life of 22-year-old Tess, who moves to New York from Ohio and begins working at a renowned downtown restaurant, which leads her to a life of drugs, alcohol, love, dive bars, and fine dining. 2. It is inspired by Danler's own story. Danler wrote her novel while waitressing at Union Square Care and attending The New School for her Mfa, so she very much drew on her own experiences, though Tess is not a carbon copy of the author.
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What Did Leftovers Love Note Say? Has Twin Peaks Hit 'Peak Dougie'? Kevin Can Wait to Be Widowed? And More Qs

What Did Leftovers Love Note Say? Has Twin Peaks Hit 'Peak Dougie'? Kevin Can Wait to Be Widowed? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Leftovers, Gotham, The Bachelorette and Fargo!

1 | With Errin Hayes abruptly on the way out, Kevin Can Wait is totally going to make a widower out of its titular patriarch, right?

2 | Wasn’t it a small shame that American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World competitor Jessie Graff wasn’t able to wear her usual Wonder Woman outfit (right), last weekend of all weekends? Which unexpected misstep made you gasp more: Graff
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Entertainment Feature: Top 20 Celebrity Portraits of 2016, By Photographer Joe Arce

Chicago – The year 2016 was a dangerous one to be a famous person. In the past twelve months, one dozen of my former photo subjects passed away, celebrities who at one time or another famously posed for my lens. However, on a positive note, at least photos are forever. Or to quote the immortal words of Pee Wee Herman – “Why don’t you take a picture, it will last longer!”

The ranking of the portraits are based on a combination of the star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the difficulty of landing the quarry…for those budding smart-phone-celebrity-stalkers who may wish to play along at home. So without further adieu, I present my top 20 celebrity portraits of 2016.

20. Peter Bogdanovich

Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

Here’s to Peter Bogdanovich, who apart from Woody Allen is one of my all-time favorite directors.
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UnREAL: Ioan Gruffudd Joins Season Two of Lifetime Series

[caption id="attachment_47451" align="aligncenter" width="590"] UnREAL TV show on Lifetime. (L to R) Constance Zimmer (“Quinn”) and Shiri Appleby (“Rachel”) star. Photo by James Dittiger. Copyright 2016/caption]

If there's a Six Degrees of Cancellation game, we have a contender. Variety reports Ioan Gruffudd has joined the second season cast of the UnREAL TV series on Lifetime. Gruffudd starred as Henry Morgan on Forever, which was cancelled by ABC after one season.

He also played opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar, as Andrew Martin, on Ringer, which was cancelled by The CW, also after one season. Andrew's romantic rival on Ringer was Henry Butler (Kristoffer Polaha). Polaha was UnREAL star Shiri Appleby's love interest on Life Unexpected, which The CW cancelled after two seasons.

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‘Mating’ Comedy From Stu Zicherman & Jason Katims Gets Showtime Pilot Order

Showtime is eying its first pilot pickup of 2016, giving a cast-contingent order to Mating (working title), an anthology half-hour comedy project from Stu Zicherman (The Americans) and Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood). Written/executive produced by Six Degrees co-creator Zicherman, Mating explores modern dating and relationships, with each season chronicling a different protagonist's journey. The first season-long arc will center on a recently divorced guy…
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Parenthood's Erika Christensen to Star in ABC's L.A. Crime Pilot

Parenthood's Erika Christensen to Star in ABC's L.A. Crime Pilot
Parenthood‘s Erika Christensen will dip her toe back into darker, Swimfan-esque waters with a lead role on the ABC pilot L.A. Crime.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

A character-driven “true crime” procedural, L.A. Crime‘s first season will focus on two cops in search of a Bonnie & Clyde-esque pair of serial killers amidst the rock-and-roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip.

Per our sister site Variety, Christensen will play Betty, a nurse and single mom who meets, is enamored with and ultimately forms a dangerous
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How Jennifer Aniston Is Connected to Every Golden Globe Nominee in 6 Degrees or Less

How Jennifer Aniston Is Connected to Every Golden Globe Nominee in 6 Degrees or Less
Move over Kevin Bacon! When it comes to working with everyone in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston may be the actor to beat.

While Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- an idea that came from the actor himself when, in 1994, he told Premiere magazine that he’s worked with everybody -- has become the ultimate trivia game, it may be time to re-think who’s actually at the nexus.

Thanks in large part to Friends -- the former NBC sitcom now streaming on Netflix -- Aniston worked with a number of stars well before they were famous. And in the years since the series ended, Aniston has shared the screen with a few but key number of A-listers. But it wasn’t until she earned a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Cake that we realized she’s practically worked with everyone in Hollywood.

Look: 2015 Golden Globe Nominees in Photos

Ahead of this year’s Golden Globes, we played
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The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 11 – A Pointer That Can’t Point

The end of 2014 is coming, and with it, the end of The Legend of Korra - and on this week’s episode of The Mid-Season Replacements, Randy and Sean try to prepare themselves for the end of Korra (along with figure out where the hell this season is going). In another week absent of any interesting, tangent-worthy news, the guys spend plenty of time talking about The Flash and Arrow mid-season finales, and then have a healthy discussion about their latest Six Degrees of Everything film, the Greg Mottola-directed The Daytrippers, starring Hope Davis, Parkey Posey, and a screen-stealing Liev Schreiber. Plus Sean talks about weather and Randy talks about his cat: what better way could we kick off the holiday season?

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Why is Hollywood building so many cinematic universes?

From Marvel to Star Wars and Universal's monsters, Hollywood's become obsessed with universe building. Mark takes a closer look...

It feels weird to open with a spoiler warning for a medical drama from the 1980s, but if you're particularly sensitive to plot details from St. Elsewhere, you might wish to skip to the first sub-heading.

The infamous season finale placed all of the characters and events that had preceded it in the imagination of one of the doctors' autistic sons, Tommy Westphall, who dreamt it all up while staring into a snow globe that contained a replica of the hospital where it all took place. The funny thing is, St. Elsewhere had crossed over with other American TV shows, including Homicide: Life On The Street and Cheers, meaning they also potentially took place in Tommy's imagination.

Extrapolating on an argument advanced by the late, great comics and television writer Dwayne McDuffie,
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Exclusive: Technology Plays a Big Role in Love and Family in Heartfelt Trailer for 'Emoticon ;)'

Exclusive: Technology Plays a Big Role in Love and Family in Heartfelt Trailer for 'Emoticon ;)'
Modern-day relationships seem to be continuously defined by technological interactions, which is why Livia De Paolis' directorial debut "Emoticon ;)" feels all the more appropriate. Fortunately for contemporary audiences, the film will soon be released by Indican Pictures on May 30. De Paolis does double duty in the film, taking on the story's lead role of Elena, an anthropology grad student trying to dissect the role technology plays in communication and relationships. The film also stars Michael Cristofer ("The Shadow Box," "American Horror Story"), Miles Chandler ("Six Degrees"), Diane Guerrero ("Orange is the New Black"), Carol Kane ("Taxi"), Sonia Braga ("Alias"), Christine Ebersole ("American Horror Story," "Grey Gardens") and Daphne Rubin-Vega ("Rent"). Check out the trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, below:
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5 traits of a Jj Abrams-produced TV show

Feature Rob Kemp 24 Mar 2014 - 07:00

As new drama Believe arrives in the UK, Rob charts the 5 traits shared by Jj Abrams-produced shows, from Lost, to Alias, Fringe & more…

Jj Abrams is arguably one of the most successful TV producers of recent times. A bold statement, maybe, but a rundown of his series feels like a name check of some of the greatest genre TV of the past couple of decades. Success though, can be a funny attribute to understand – after all, if we knew what it took to be successful, we’d all be doing it.

With Abrams it could be one thing, or many. It could be his love of fantasy, the way he casts or just an understanding of what an audience wants – a good, interesting and exciting story. There is something however, that we might agree on and it’s that his shows have something
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Review: Alfonso Cuarón directs NBC's 'Believe'

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Review: Alfonso Cuarón directs NBC's 'Believe'
There was a period after the instant, explosive success of "Lost" where J.J. Abrams seemed to be creating every new drama on television. I say "seemed to" because in most of those cases, these shows — "Six Degrees," "What About Brian" and "Alcatraz," among others — were shows from Abrams' production company that traded on his name in their marketing, but didn't have him around as any kind of hands-on creative force. Every now and again he might actually co-write or direct one of the pilots with his name on it (for the short-lived "Undercovers," he did both), but Abrams often seems to be most useful simply using his muscle to get shows on the air, and then as a hook to use in marketing. Some of these shows last a while — "Fringe" went five seasons, and "Person of Interest" and "Revolution" are still around — while others have demonstrated the limits of
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Ewan McGregor Will Spend Last Days In The Desert With Tye Sheridan

Rodrigo García has long been a well-respected name in the television industry, helming pilots for such successful shows like Carnivàle, Big Love and Six Degrees. In recent years, however, he’s also been gaining more credibility as a Hollywood director, thanks to the success of his films Mother and Child and Albert Nobbs, the latter of which Glenn Close and Janet McTeer both earned Oscar nominations for.

His next project certainly sounds like an intriguing challenge: an indie drama called Last Days in the Desert, about a holy man and a demon journeying through the desert together. Continuing the streak of good luck in casting that began with Albert Nobbs, García has snagged A-lister Ewan McGregor to lead the film.

McGregor will star as both the holy man and the demon, the pair of whom face questions about their fate after encountering a family clinging to life in the brutal heat of the desert.
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Ranking the TV shows of Jj Abrams

Feature Rob Kemp 15 Nov 2013 - 07:00

With Almost Human arriving soon, Rob compares the merits of ten Jj Abrams-produced TV shows, from Lost, to Alias, Revolution, and more...

Warning: contains spoilers for Revolution, and Lost.

Most would agree, Jj Abrams has had a successful career which has gone from strength to strength. Undoubtedly, Star Wars now offers an opportunity for him to reach a creative zenith, but represents also his largest risk. His stylistic choices may not be to everyone’s tastes and he himself admits that there are elements over which he has an obsession (lens flares & secrecy) but these are still a matter of personal taste (I’m ambivalent over the former, and truly appreciate the latter). All that aside, outside his burgeoning film directing career, as an executive producer Abrams has been responsible for an incredible amount of television in a very small space of time.
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‘Perception’ Co-Creator/Showrunner Ken Biller Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Exclusive: On the heels of TNT’s renewal of Perception for a third season, the series’ co-creator/executive producer Ken Biller has signed a new, two-year oevrall deal with ABC Studios, the studio behind the drama series starring Eric McCormack. Under the pact, Biller will continue as executive producer and showrunner of Perception as well as develop new projects for network and cable. “Ken’s been part of the ABC family for many years, and we’re thrilled to keep him in the fold,” said ABC Studios Evp Patrick Moran. Before co-creating Perception with Mike Sussman, Biller, repped by CAA and Steve Berson, co-developed and executive produced ABC Studios’ cult syndicated fantasy series Legend Of The Seeker. “I love making television, so I’m really grateful for the opportunity to keep working at ABC Studios,” Biller said. His other series credits include ABC/ABC StudiosSix Degrees as well as NBC’s E-Ring,
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Watch: Adam Scott Leads 'A.C.O.D.' PSA for All Children of Divorce

We've already featured the first trailer for the Sundance selected comedy A.C.O.D. featuring Adam Scott as a worthwhile leading man. Now he's taking the lead in a PSA, which also features co-star Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), designed to tell these Adult Children of Divorce that despite their screwed up childhood, there's still hope. It's not awkward. It's awesome. Seriously, as I pointed out in my recap of my favorite films, A.C.O.D. was undoubtedly one of my favorite comedies at Sundance, so make sure to see it wherever you can. As a bonus, you can also see Jane Lynch trying to guess what A.C.O.D. means. Watch! Here's Adam Scott and Clark Duke's PSA for A.C.O.D. from Funny or Die: And here's Jany Lynch struggling to figure out what A.C.O.D. actually means: A.C.O.D. marks the directorial debut of Stu Zicherman (writer of "Six Degrees" and "Lights Out") who also
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'Fast & Furious' is the Nexus of Action Franchises -- Infographic

'Fast & Furious' is the Nexus of Action Franchises -- Infographic
Vin Diesel has been teasing a role in an upcoming Marvel movie for a long time now. Just today, he all-but-confirmed to EW the rumors that he was voicing a character in one of the superhero-studio’s movies — probably Guardians of the Galaxy, probably Groot. This may be surprising, but it’s actually simply the next phase in an ongoing evolutionary process that dates back to the dawn of the new century. You see, way back in 2000 2001, Vin Diesel headlined The Fast and the Furious, a movie about fast cars and the furious people who drive fastly. Diesel left; in respone,
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Trailer for Acod Sundance Hit, with Adam Scott and Jessica Alba

Today we have the trailer for the Sundance hit "Acod," which stars Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Clark Duke and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows Carter (Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having survived the madness of his parents' (Jenkins, O'Hara) divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend (Winstead). But when his younger brother (Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return. The new movie is directed Stuart Zicherman (creator of "Six Degrees") and is set to hit theaters on October 4th. Trailer:
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