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‘The Americans’ Review: Two Sex Scenes Prove Awfully Similar in an All-Around Incredible New Episode

‘The Americans’ Review: Two Sex Scenes Prove Awfully Similar in an All-Around Incredible New Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 6, Episode 5, “The Great Patriotic War.”]

Welp, there it is: Philip (Matthew Rhys) is actively working against Elizabeth (Keri Russell). Not only did the semi-retired agent end the episode by calling off his mission to Greece — purposefully reneging on his promise to Elizabeth — but he also swung by Paige’s apartment to demonstrate the “no pads” life she’s in for if she follows through with her training. Philip is doing what Oleg (Costa Ronin) asked of him in Episode 1, but he’s also acting on what he thinks is right. He isn’t sitting idly by anymore; he’s taking action and accepting the consequences.

What might those be? It’s hard to say, but it clearly won’t be pretty. The family of spies has been divided, and it’s hard to see anyone going back to the way things were during “the old days — like,
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The Americans Recap: Duty Calls

The Americans Recap: Duty Calls
Need to catch up? Check out our previous The Americans recap here.

Elizabeth and Philip both did things they really didn’t want to do this week on The Americans — but patriotism is a helluva drug.

Elizabeth and her team are trailing Stan and his courier Gennadi, who’s holed up in a separate safe house from Sofia and their son Ilya. (Stan and Gennadi have a sweetly bromantic scene where they drink beer and watch hockey together.) Elizabeth was staying out of this one, but she finds herself tracking Gennadi’s movements, even getting dangerously close to a non-Stan FBI agent.
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The Americans Season 6 Episode 5 Review: The Great Patriotic War

For the love of Paige, someone has to stop that girl!

After events on The Americans Season 6 Episode 5, it appears Philip might have finally come to a decision about his children, his marriage, his countries, and how they all wrap up into one big package.

If so, it's because Elizabeth hasn't done a stellar job instructing Paige about what the spy "game" entails. Paige is playing at it like it's an episode of Wonder Woman on TV, but Paige's disguises don't work as well as Diana Prince's glasses nor does she have bullet-repelling bracelets and a golden lasso.

Things with the family haven't been going well. The Jennings are a family torn apart, whether it's Philip dealing with the enormity of his debt at the travel agency or Elizabeth preparing for the summit while attempting to train a naive and over-eager Paige.

The husband and wife duo who once relied
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FX TV Show Ratings (updated 4/25/18)

FX has been churning out a lot of original scripted series. Some have been hits while many others have not. Which will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!Scripted FX shows listed: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, The Americans, Anger Management, Archer, Atlanta, Baskets, The Bastard Executioner, Better Things, The Bridge, The Comedians, Fargo, Feud, Justified, Legion, Louie, Married, Partners, Saint George, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Snowfall, Sons of Anarchy, The Strain, Taboo, Trust, and Tyrant.Last update: The most recent ratings added for Legion.There's a lot of data that FX execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are a major factor. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.Read More…
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Bruce Miller teases ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at Hollywood premiere: ‘I’ve had 30 years to think about Season 2’ [Red Carpet Interview]

Bruce Miller teases ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at Hollywood premiere: ‘I’ve had 30 years to think about Season 2’ [Red Carpet Interview]
“I’ve had 30 years to think about Season 2,” reveals Bruce Miller when teasing the upcoming episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The showrunner has long wondered what happened after the ending of Margaret Atwood‘s classic novel about a woman (Elisabeth Moss) forced to become a concubine in the not-so-distant future. “The most frustrating thing about the book is how it ends,” he jokes. Now, the wait is finally over. We chatted with Miller on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere for “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2, held April 19 at the Chinese Theater. Watch the exclusive video interview above.

See Ann Dowd beams with joy when discussing her ‘unbelievable’ Emmy triumph for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [Red Carpet Interview]

Season 1 closely followed the structure of Atwood’s book, ending with a cliffhanger where Offred (Moss) is arrested for disobeying orders. For the second season, Miller and his team of writers
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DC mob drama The Kitchen adds Common and James Badge Dale

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema continue to fill out of the cast of the upcoming feature adaptation DC/Vertigo mob drama The Kitchen, with Deadline reporting that Common (Suicide Squad) and James Badge Dale (Only the Brave) have become the latest additions to the project along with Jeremy Bobb (Godless) and Myk Watford (No Country for Old Men).

The Kitchen takes place in 1970s New York and revolves around three mob wives who take over their husbands’ criminal enterprise in Hell’s Kitchen when the men are busted by the FBI. Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) are set to play the three wives, while the cast also includes Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Brian D’Arcy James (13 Reasons Why).

Common will play FBI agent Gary Silvers, with Dale and Bobb
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Angry Birds 2 Heats Up with Leslie Jones and Sterling K. Brown

Angry Birds 2 Heats Up with Leslie Jones and Sterling K. Brown
Leslie Jones, Sterling K. Brown and Rachel Bloom, among others, have been added to the Angry Birds 2 cast, Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment have announced. Angry Birds 2 is coming our way next year. Even if you didn't like The Angry Birds Movie, it's hard not to be a little impressed and interested in the voice cast that has been assembled for the upcoming sequel.

Starting with Leslie Jones, the Saturday Night Live cast member and Ghostbusters reboot star has been tapped to voice the movie's villain character. Additionally, Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us), Eugenio Derbez (Overboard), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley), Awkwafina (Ocean's 8), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Dove Cameron (The Descendants), Beck Bennett (Brigsby Bear) and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) have all signed on for roles in The Angry Birds Movie 2. Here's what producer John Cohen had to say about the additions to the cast.
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Noah Emmerich Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Netflix Drama ‘The Spy’

Noah Emmerich Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Netflix Drama ‘The Spy’
Noah Emmerich has been cast in the upcoming Netflix drama “The Spy” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen.

The six-episode series tells the story of Eli Cohen (Baron Cohen), a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s. Cohen managed to embed himself into Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of their politics. His actions, connections, ultimately his death have had lasting consequences, shaping the Middle East as it is today.

Emmerich will play Dan Peleg, described as a charming, rumpled and brilliant Mossad trainer. He is wise, wary and stubborn, and has a tendency to blur the boundaries between the personal and professional.
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (A-d)

TV shows status included: 3%, 12 Monkeys, 13 Reasons Why, 100 Code, Absentia, The Affair, Alexa & Katie, Alias Grace, The Alienist, Almost Royal, Alone Together, Altered Carbon, Amazing Stories, American Crime, American Dad!, American Horror Story, The Americans, American Princess, American Soul, American Vandal, American Woman, Andi Mack, Angie Tribeca, Animal Kingdom, Animals, Anne with an E, Another Period, Archer, The Archer Connection, Arrested Development, The Art of More, The Arrangement, The Artful Detective, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Atlanta, Atypical, The A Word, Baby Daddy, Backstage, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Ballers, Barry, Baskets, Being Mary Jane, Bellevue, Ben 10, Berlin Station, Better Call Saul, Better Things, Between, Beyond, Big Little Lies, Big Mouth, Billions, The Bisexual, Bizaardvark, Black Mirror, Blood Drive, Bloodline, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, Bojack Horseman, The Bold Type, Boomerang, Bosch, The Breach, Britannia, Broad City, Broadchurch, Brockmire, Bunk'd, Camping, Cardinal, Carnival Row, Carter, Casual, Castle
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Was The Americans Way Too Dark? Did Scandal Evoke Obama? How Meta Was Lucifer/Bones Xover? And More TV Qs!

Was The Americans Way Too Dark? Did Scandal Evoke Obama? How Meta Was Lucifer/Bones Xover? And More TV 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 Supergirl, Lucifer, The Americans and Scandal!

1 | In Lost in Space Episode 7, why didn’t they dig out the pinned-down guy versus lift the tanker off him? Or, at least take any step to plug up the fuel hole once it was exposed? And in Episode 8, while quietly trying to elude the blind cave creatures, did you half-expect John Krasinski and Emily Blunt to show up?

2 | What does Hawaii Five-0‘s McGarrett mean that
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Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad to Return for ‘Angry Birds Movie 2’ Voice Cast

Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad to Return for ‘Angry Birds Movie 2’ Voice Cast
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage are returning as voice cast for Sony Pictures’ “The Angry Birds Movie 2.”

Sony announced last year that it had set a Sept. 20, 2019, release date for “The Angry Birds Movie 2” — coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the hit video game. The studio is re-teaming with Finland-based Rovio Entertainment Ltd. for the animated sequel.

“Angry Birds” grossed a solid $350 million worldwide, including $107 million domestically. The film, directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, was set on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – except for Red (voiced by Sudeikis), speedy Chuck (Gad), and Bomb (McBride). Hader returns as Leonard, king of the pigs, and Dinklage voices the Mighty Eagle.

Leslie Jones is on board as the voice of the film’s villain. Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods, Awkwafina, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, and
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The Real Russian Spies Who Inspired “The Americans”

They say reality is stranger than fiction. No truer words could describe the show, and if you didn’t think The Americans was based on reality, now you know the truth. Former CIA Operative Joe Weisberg actually based the show on the 2010 arrest of ten Russian sleeper agents. Three years later, Weisberg was writing about the arrest and the sleeper agents that were caught in the tangle. The Americans is back for its 5th season this year, and so far, all the narrative arcs from the show has been truly fascinating. No wonder this was the case; many of them

The Real Russian Spies Who Inspired “The Americans
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The Americans: Season Six Ratings

This year, there's no need to worry whether The Americans TV show on FX will be cancelled or renewed. Whatever happens with the ratings in season six, the showrunners made a creative decision to end the Cold War spy saga, quite some time ago, and when FX last renewed it, the renewal was for a sixth and final season. So, why track the ratings? Well, it keeps us off the streets, where we might fall prey to Russian spies. Also, it gives us a good benchmark against which to measure other FX TV series. Now, we're just left to wonder whether there will be a sequel or revival of The Americans someday, so stay tuned. An FX espionage drama, the sixth and final season of The Americans stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Noah Emmerich, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, and Brandon J.
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The Americans on FX: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Seven?

Vulture Watch What fate lies in wait for Elizabeth and Philip Jennings? Has The Americans TV show been cancelled or renewed for a seventh season on FX? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Americans, season seven. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? An FX espionage drama, The Americans stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Noah Emmerich, Lev Gorn, Costa Ronin, and Brandon J. Dirden. The story centers on Soviet secret agents Elizabeth (Russell) and Philip Jennings (Rhys), who entered into their Kgb-arranged marriage for the sake of the job, but somewhere along the way, fell in love. As season six kicks off, their
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‘The Americans’ Review: ‘Mr. and Mrs. Teacup’ Mixes Joy and Pain with Distinct Potency, as an Old Friend Returns

‘The Americans’ Review: ‘Mr. and Mrs. Teacup’ Mixes Joy and Pain with Distinct Potency, as an Old Friend Returns
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 6, Episode 4, “Mr. and Mrs. Teacup.”]

Who thought a montage involving Paige making out and Philip line dancing could be so heartbreaking?

Thus is the power of “The Americans,” as showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg almost simultaneously doled out pleasure and pain in a bone-chilling fourth episode. Philip (Matthew Rhys) clung to his simple pleasures while he could, retreating to his favorite country bar to kick off his boots with coworkers before snacking on potato chips over a pile of mounting bills. Paige’s (Holly Taylor) date turned from a fun night out to a professional conflict as she stared at her sleeping beau’s valuable ID badge. And then there’s Elizabeth (Keri Russell): so close to getting what she needs, only to be left with nothing yet again.

She’s tired, and we’re scared. Much like joy and sorrow are contradictory emotions, each
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The Americans Season 6 Episode 4 Review: Mr. and Mrs. Teacup

Philip may not be in the spy business any longer, but now that he knows his wife may be trying to interfere with changing Russia's efforts to change, I don't think he'll be able to step away from seizing the day.

All of the moments between Philip and Elizabeth on The Americans Season 6 Episode 4 featured a couple who, if there were in 2018, would probably have given up already. 

It's difficult to peg exactly what has kept them together up to this point of their marriage, but I'm heaping a lot of praise for that at Philip's feet -- and line dancing.

It's almost unfathomable to me that Oleg and Philip never worked together when they have so much in common. 

Their conversation was more of what I would have loved to see between the two men: talking about the Soviet Union and what the people there want now. They want freedom.
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The Americans Recap: Down to the Wire

The Americans Recap: Down to the Wire
Need to catch up? Check out our previous The Americans recap here.

Elizabeth’s magical spying skills seem to be failing her this week on The Americans, while Paige embarks on an undercover (ahem) mission of her own.

First, Elizabeth goes into cat-burglar mode to infiltrate a heavily guarded warehouse and get her hands on those damned radiation sensors. (Are these things really worth all this trouble?) But killing that guy last week didn’t help much: She still triggers an alarm and has to shoot more than one guard before escaping empty-handed. (I would tell you more, but the
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Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys’s The Wine Show on Ovation is a corker

What’s more delicious than a fine bottle of wine…say, in the Italian countryside? Or the beautiful south of England? Or perhaps France? It’s actors Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) debating the merits of said wine while cracking wise and being schooled on the intricacies of the tipple thanks to yet another schooled Brit, Joe Fattorini. Ovation’s new The Wine Show is equal parts educational, entertaining and cleverly designed to pull you into the “jolly good time” sphere of these British oeniphiles who take us all over Italy and beyond. You will learn about […]

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Maniac: Your First Look at Emma Stone and Jonah Hill's Trippy Netflix Series

It was first announced more than two years ago that Netflix had committed to Maniac, a dark comedy starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Now, the streaming service is finally offering a first glimpse at the long-awaited series.

The 10-episode comedy, adapted from a Norwegian series of the same name, stars the onetime Superbad castmates as “two strangers who find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry,” according to the official logline. Sally Field (Brothers and Sisters), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Jemima Kirke (Girls), Julia Garner (The Americans) and Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) co-star.

Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers) wrote all 10 episodes,
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Will ‘The Americans’ make an Emmy comeback for Best Drama Series like ‘Homeland’ did?

Will ‘The Americans’ make an Emmy comeback for Best Drama Series like ‘Homeland’ did?
It took a while for “The Americans” to catch on at the Emmys. Over the course of its first three seasons the drama about deep-cover Soviet spies earned just a handful of nominations, but then in 2016 it earned five nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor (Matthew Rhys) and Best Drama Actress (Keri Russell). Unfortunately, it fell back out of the Drama Series race in 2017, but can it make a comeback in 2018 for its sixth and final season, which is currently airing? Another espionage drama managed to return to the top category after a gap year: “Homeland.”

Showtime’s “Homeland” had a markedly different Emmy trajectory. It was a huge hit with the TV academy right out of the gate, winning six Emmys in 2012 for its first season, including Best Drama Series and lead acting prizes for both Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. It was nominated again in the
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