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Wild-Card Emmy Predictions: 12 Crazy (and Early) Snubs and Surprises That Could Happen This Year

Wild-Card Emmy Predictions: 12 Crazy (and Early) Snubs and Surprises That Could Happen This Year
Across the country, countless Americans have been long-awaiting the ouster of an elected entity that’s overstayed its welcome. Some suspected it would be gone last year, while other, more pessimistic people have accepted its seemingly permanent place in power.

But no more. The tea leaves have been read, and a future without this fading former favorite feels inevitable. That’s right. In 2018, “Modern Family” will not be nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the Emmys.

Ok, to be fair, comparing a four-time winner in the category (and a still solid) ABC family comedy — and a somewhat progressive one, at that — to our all-but-officially corrupt Cheeto-in-Chief is out of line. Steven Levitan, we apologize. But even you would probably admit it’s time for TV Academy voters to shine their light on lesser known series in need of a boost.

Will they? Probably not. But could they? That’s what
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If You’re Not Watching Legion, You’re Making a Huge Mistake

Samuel Brace on why you should be watching Legion

There is only one possible answer to the question of which superhero show is the best on television. That answer is, of course, Legion, a delectable tapestry that weaves together all of that which makes a TV show great. Daredevil may perhaps retake its crown after two years away once its third season arrives to Netflix, but this seems to me a task beyond its means. After all, Legion does everything that the Netflix McU shows do so well but only better. Legion has every tool in its toolbox sharpened to a razor’s edge and unlike its competitors in a genre bloated with excess; the FX drama has no fat to trim. The number of episodes, at least so far, meets the length of Legion’s plot, not the reverse, which is a frustrating flaw too often found elsewhere. It
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FX TV Show Ratings (updated 4/20/18)

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, and Tyrant.Last update: The most recent ratings added for Atlanta.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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Film News Roundup: California Production Tax Credit Extension Moving Forward

Film News Roundup: California Production Tax Credit Extension Moving Forward
In today’s film news roundup, California legislators have started working on an extension of the production tax credit, Golden Lion winner Lorenzo Vigas is working on his next film and Tribeca zombie thriller “The Night Eats the World” gets sold.

Tax Credits

California legislators have begun the process of extending the California Film and Television production tax credit for five years beyond its 2020 expiration with bills introduced in the State Senate and Assembly.

The Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 832 this week. The bill would maintain the annual allocation of credits at its current level of $330 million. The program, which allocates as much as 25% of the budget to credits, was expanded in 2015 to compete effectively with incentives in New York and Georgia.

The program is overseen by the California Film Commission, which selects the TV and movie projects to qualify partly based on the number of jobs created.
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‘Legion 2×03′ Review

If there is one thing that any forms of entertainment do, it is to try to stay fresh and to bring something new to the audience. This week’s episode shows that Legion is at the top of its game when it comes to being unlike anything else on television at the moment. The best episode so far in the season, this is where the wild ride really starts.

This week The Monk (Nathan Hurd) invades Division 3, and David (Dan Stevens) must travel into the labyrinths of his friend’s minds to pull them out of their own delusions.

The description of the episode that I just made is as far as I’m willing to go in terms of plot detail, because once again it has to be experienced. I will say this though, there are moments that really show what makes Legion stand out, and even manages to
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Gender-Flipping on TV: What’s Gained When a Male Character Is Reimagined as Female

Gender-Flipping on TV: What’s Gained When a Male Character Is Reimagined as Female
What’s old is new again, and that includes the practice of gender-flipping a role. Commonly seen in folk tales and comic book properties, the practice has been a staple on the big screen and gaining popularity on TV, especially when it comes to reimagining male characters as female.

Swapping a character’s gender often occurs in the process of remaking or reimagining a pre-existing story. The most recent example on TV is the casting of Parker Posey to portray the villainous Dr. Smith on Netflix’s reboot of “Lost in Space.” The role was originated by Jonathan Harris in the ‘60s-era Irwin Allen series.

But gender-flipping can also occur in the process of creating a new character. In the case of lawyer Jeri Hogarth on “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” the production started by crafting a female character and then retrofitting her with an identity from Marvel. That’s how Jeryn Hogarth,
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Watch Legion Online: Season 2 Episode 3

Did David make an escape from the maze before it was too late?

That was the plan on Legion Season 2 Episode 3 when he realized he had to keep his wits about him if he was going to be able to move on. 

Watch Legion Season 2 Episode 3 Online

However, a new wave of villains invaded his mind and he had to distinguish fact from fiction before he was consumed by the darkness. 

Did anyone else find themselves stuck inside?

Use the video above to watch Legion online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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Promo for Legion Season 2 Episode 4 – ‘Chapter 12’

Fox has released a promo for next week’s fourth episode of Legion season 2 in which David is tested. And tested. And tested. Check it out here…

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“From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until, in his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd led David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support,
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Legion Season 2’s Biggest Mysteries So Far

After only three episodes, Legion season 2 has introduced a whole host of new and perplexing mysteries. The first season of Legion was filled with twists and turns as the show teased whether or not David was mentally ill or a powerful psychic (or both). In the second season, David’s sanity is more stable, but the world around him is devolving into madness. The Catalyst, a psychological disease, is leaving people in an unresponsive catatonic state… except that is, for unnerving chattering teeth. In the year that David was gone, the mutants of Summerland have teamed with their old enemies at Division 3 to try to stop the Catalyst and the Shadow King, Amahl Farouk. Meanwhile, David was kidnapped by a future version of Syd, who instructs him to help Farouk regain his body.
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'It's exhausting not being human' – the weird world of Legion's Aubrey Plaza

How do you play a gender-fluid psychotic figment of a mutant’s imagination? The star of the superhero psychodrama reveals all – and explains why her friends can’t watch it

Aubrey Plaza finds it hard to describe her character in the TV superhero drama Legion. Is she alive or dead? Good or evil? Human or mutant? Real or a figment of the lead character, mutant David Haller’s imagination? “That’s a really, really good question,” says Plaza, before saying that Lenny Busker began as a human woman, then became trapped in a dimension of Haller’s mind, and has now been stranded by the evil Shadow King on the “astral plane”. It’s “a total mindfuck”, says Plaza. “It’s mentally and physically exhausting to not exist as a human. At the end of the day I would just feel like nothing, just this rag doll that’s been thrown around.
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Supergirl Preview: Will Mon-El Share the Legion's Secret With Kara?

When last we tuned into The CW’s Supergirl (returning tonight at 8/7c), Mon-El had confirmed for Imra that his feelings for ex-love Kara remain super-complicated. And his “wife” in turn had something to share with him.

“He does love and care about [Imra], and doesn’t want to hurt her,” Chris Wood says of Mon-El’s truth-telling. “Their marriage is not a sham in the practice of it, but the inspiration for why they got into it was more of a faculty to accomplish their mission.

“It was very pragmatic — and that doesn’t usually spell success,” Wood adds with a chuckle.
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Listen To The Legion Crew Talk About Their Use Of Practical Effects

Legion is one of the trippiest shows out there, so it may surprise viewers to know that many of the visual effects the show does are practical and done without CGI. You'll see how some of the show's most iconic shots to date were made in this behind the scenes video, and if you weren't already watching this show, you certainly will be after this.

Side note, watch Legion In my opinion, it's one of the best Marvel shows on television period, and the last thing I want to see is this series cancelled and a bunch of readers saying "Wow I Was Late To The Party," and begging for a renewal when the canceled series hits Netflix.
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Are These 4 2018 Films on Your Movie Radar? They Damn Well Should Be

Samuel Brace with four 2018 films that should be on your radar…

In weeks gone by, I have made it a habit to purposefully highlight some of the smaller or lesser known films that movie fans should be aware of in the year 2018. It seems to me that we spend so much of our mental bandwidth focusing on the obvious hits, the looming presence of upcoming blockbusters that permeate our cinematic consciousness, that we often find ourselves turning a blind eye to the underdog, the films with budgets and name recognition that can’t quite compete with their titanic competitors. Past articles of mine on this subject have included some truly exciting prospects, the latest of which you can read here, but as this year is replete with reasons to be gripped with cinematic anticipation, it wasn’t hard to locate four more movies to showcase here today. So, if you will allow it,
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GLAAD Media Awards: This Is Us, Brooklyn 99 Among 2018 TV Winners

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were handed out Thursday night in Los Angeles, where NBC’s This Is Us took home the gold for Outstanding Drama Series.

Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine was recognized as TV’s top comedy, beating out Amazon’s Transparent, which was in the running for its fourth consecutive win.

The eligibility period covered Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017. The awards recognize media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The full list of this year’s TV nominees can be found here; additional categories will be announced at a second ceremony on Saturday,
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Aubrey Plaza comes clean about Legion and her Neanderthal heritage on Late Night

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On Thursday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, Legion star Aubrey Plaza had a very April Ludgate-esque answer to host Meyers’ request for a rundown of just what the hell is going on on the show that our reviewer calls “weird and wondrous.” Others might claim to be baffled and lost in this trippiest outpost of the Marvel

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‘Atlanta’ Goes Deep by Questioning the Nature of Reality (and Drake’s Heritage)

‘Atlanta’ Goes Deep by Questioning the Nature of Reality (and Drake’s Heritage)
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Atlanta” Season 2, Episode 7, “Champagne Papi.”]

Fans of “Atlanta” have often had to accept that the city portrayed in the FX comedy is slightly askew from the one we know. On the surface, it may look and operate like our world, but surreal elements that are treated as everyday occurrences — such as the existence of an invisible car and a black Justin Bieber — have required suspension of disbelief, or in the very least a belief in an alternate reality very similar to our own.

Although seemingly more straightforward than the horrifying “Teddy Perkins,” Thursday’s episode “Champagne Papi” goes deep and questions the very nature of reality. In doing so, it also offers up an explanation for what life, and by extension “Atlanta,” might be: a simulation.

During a New Year’s Eve party that takes place at Drake’s mansion, Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) engages in conversation with Nadine (Gail Bean
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Jessica Jones Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix!

Jessica Jones will be returning to Netflix.

Despite the upcoming competitive online streaming service from Disney, the parent company to Marvel Comics, Jessica Jones Season 3 will reside at the home where it began.

Jessica Jones Season 2 premiered a month ago on International Women's Day, and while it wasn't received with quite the fanfare of Jessica Jones Season 1, it is still the most highly regarded of the Marvel series airing on Netflix.

Critics and fans alike have come to love the portrayal of the gritty, embittered, and emotional Jones by its star, Krysten Ritter.

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During Season 2, not only was Jones dealing with her new life in the spotlight as a superhuman who can kill with her bare hands, but she also dealt with more personal issues, including the death of her family, that put a strain on her closest relationships in the present.
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‘Legion 2×02′ Review

When watching the first season of Legion there were many times that David (Dan Stevens) appeared to have lost his mind. Now in season two, it is fair to say that he may end up losing his mind and the audience will along with him. If this is the way we go though, it will be a glorious experience.

With David agreeing to help find the body of Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) he still has to hide his true intentions from the people around him. When Oliver (Jemaine Clement) and Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) pay a visit to Division 3, it leaves the Loudermilks (Bill Irwin and Amber Midthunder) in an interesting predicament.

What we have to remember with Legion is that everything we see takes place outside of the reality of the show. This is the world of David, and we see it just like he does. What this means is
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Noah Hawley on ‘Legion’ Season 2 and Balancing His TV Hits

From show creator Noah Hawley (Fargo), the FX series Legion, based on the Marvel comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is back with all new levels of weird and wild. Picking up approximately one year after a mysterious orb appeared and took David Haller (Dan Stevens) away to an unknown place, he’s not only trying to figure out what’s happened in the time that’s passed, but he’s also dealing with the fact that he’s not really schizophrenic, like he was lead to believe, and could instead be the most powerful mutant who ever lived. …
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Jon Hamm’s Impression of Ray Romano Playing Golf Is Simply the Best (Video)

Jon Hamm’s Impression of Ray Romano Playing Golf Is Simply the Best (Video)
Jon Hamm doing Ray Romano playing golf probably doesn’t sound as funny as it actually is — readers are just going to have to trust us on this one.

The “Mad Men” alum was all over Tuesday’s “Tonight Show,” from his role in the monologue to a game of charades against Emily Ratajkowski. Hamm’s best contribution, however, was this silly little impression of the “Everybody Loves Raymond” star hacking his way around 18 holes.

Watch the video above.

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We told you so.

Need more Hamm to pair with your eggs this morning? Here’s the “Beirut” star and “Legion” narrator crushing it in that aforementioned charades contest:



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