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Every Show That Has Already Been Canceled in 2018

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After a stellar year full of exceptional TV shows, we almost forgot that we might have to say goodbye to a few of them in 2018. Now that we've reached April, networks have already "prestige" shows like One Mississippi, Damnation, and Lady Dynamite the ax. So far Amazon and Netflix are the biggest offenders, but series on networks like NBC and ABC aren't safe, either. Pour one out for the shows that have taken their last TV gasp ahead.

Related: 15 Shiny New Shows Coming to Netflix in 2018 ABC Once Upon a Time: The long-running fairy-tale series will wrap up after its current seventh season. The Mayor: Lea Michele starred in the brand new comedy about a hip-hop artist who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape, but it didn't make it past its midseason break. Amazon Mozart in the Jungle: Despite picking up two Golden Globes
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New Work by Anna Deavere Smith, Collaborations with Wp Theater, and More Amongst New York Theatre Workshop's 2018/19 Season

New York Theatre Workshop Nytw announces five productions as part of its complete 201819 Season, and the first production of their 201920 Season. The season begins in Fall 2018 with What The Constitution Means To Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck Grand Concourse, I Love Dick and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler The Amateurs, The Light Years followed by the New York Premiere ofSLAVE Play by Jeremy O. Harris Daddy.
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Kathryn Hahn and Nicole Holofcener Team Up for HBO Pilot “Mrs. Fletcher”

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Kathryn Hahn has signed on to star in another small screen adaptation of a novel. The “I Love Dick” actress will topline half-hour comedy series “Mrs. Fletcher” for HBO, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Nicole Holofcener will helm the pilot.

Based on “The Leftovers” author and co-creator Tom Perrotta’s 2017 novel of the same name, “Mrs. Fletcher” follows “an empty-nest mom and her college-student son who embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.” Described as a “dual coming-of-age story,” the potential show explores “the impact of internet porn and social media on our most intimate relationships.”

Hahn’s character, Eve Fletcher, is a divorced woman who hopes to jump-start her love life after her only child heads off to college. She “adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected — and sometimes complicated — erotic possibilities.”

Holofcener, whose most recent feature credit is 2013 Julia Louis-Dreyfus-starrer “Enough Said,
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Kathryn Hahn to Star as Sexy Divorcée in HBO Comedy Pilot Mrs. Fletcher

Kathryn Hahn to Star as Sexy Divorcée in HBO Comedy Pilot Mrs. Fletcher
I Love Dick may have ended, but Kathryn Hahn is still sowing her wild oats: The Emmy nominee has signed on to play a sexy divorcée with a college-age son in the HBO comedy pilot Mrs. Fletcher, TVLine has learned.

Mrs. Fletcher, based on the bestselling novel by The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta, stars Hahn as Eve Fletcher, a divorced mom who drops her only son off at college and returns home to an empty nest. “Hoping to jump-start her love life, she adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected — and sometimes complicated — erotic possibilities,
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Kathryn Hahn to Star in HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Mrs. Fletcher’

HBO has ordered a pilot for the comedy “Mrs. Fletcher,” with Kathryn Hahn set to play the title role.

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, “Mrs. Fletcher” follows an empty-nest mom Eve Fletcher (Hahn) and her college-student son as they embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. Eve, hoping to jump-start her love life, adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected erotic possibilities.

The show is described as a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on intimate relationships.
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Kevin Bacon reunites with Stir of Echoes director for Blumhouse horror-thriller You Should Have Left

Variety is reporting that Kevin Bacon has signed on to produce and star in You Should Have Left, a new horror-thriller from Blumhouse Productions and writer-director David Koepp (Stir of Echoes, Secret Window).

Based on Daniel Kehlmann’s 2017 novel of the same name, the film will follow a screenwriter who moves to a remote house in the Alps to work on a sequel to his hit film. However, unexplained occurrences soon see him losing his bearings.

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse is coming off the back of last year’s hits Split and Get Out. Next up is the horror Truth or Dare, which opens in April, while other titles slated for release this year include Akiva Golsman’s Stephanie, Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade [read our review here], David Gordon Green’s Halloween, and the sequels Unfriended: Dark Web and The First Purge.

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Kevin Bacon to Produce, Star in Horror-Thriller ‘You Should Have Left’ for Blumhouse

Kevin Bacon to Produce, Star in Horror-Thriller ‘You Should Have Left’ for Blumhouse
Kevin Bacon is producing and starring in the horror-thriller “You Should Have Left,” with David Koepp directing from his own script for Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions.

The company is planning to start shooting later this year. The project is based on Daniel Kehlmann’s novel, which centers on a screenwriter in a remote house in the Alps working on a sequel to his hit film. The writer begins to lose his bearings thanks to unexplained occurrences. The book was published in 2017.

Bacon brought the project to Koepp and the duo optioned it. Bacon and Koepp collaborated on the 1999 supernatural thriller “Stir of Echoes.” Koepp has writing credits on “Jurassic Park” and “Spider-Man” and directing credits on “The Trigger Effect” and “Secret Window.”

Blumhouse scored last year with “Get Out” and “Split,” which were both low-cost horror projects that became box office sensations. Its next film is “Truth or Dare,
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Jill Soloway Is Launching a Book Imprint with Amazon Publishing

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Jill Soloway is taking their relationship with Amazon to a whole new level. The “Transparent” creator is set to launch a book imprint with Amazon Publishing, the Los Angeles Times reports. Named after their production company, Topple, the imprint is set to “spotlight the voices of women of color, gender non-conforming, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer writers,” according to a press release from Amazon.

Topple Books will publish both fiction and nonfiction, though no authors have been announced yet. Soloway will serve as editor at large.

“We live in a complicated, messy world where every day we have to proactively re-center our own experiences by challenging privilege,” Soloway said in a statement. “With Topple Books we’re looking for those undeniably compelling essential voices so often not heard. I can’t think of a more perfect collaborator than Amazon Publishing to make our dream of a revolutionary publishing imprint come true.
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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Launches Amazon Book Imprint

Transparent creator Jill Soloway will launch her own Amazon Publishing imprint, Amazon announced today. The new imprint will be called Topple Books, named after Soloway’s production company. Soloway, the writer, filmmaker and TV creator whose credits include the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Transparent and I Love Dick, will use Topple Books to spotlight the voices of women of color, gender non-conforming, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer writers. "We live…
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Fresh, Inventive ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season’ Takes Off With A Bang [Review]

In this golden age of television, a lot of networks are giving shows the creative freedom to break the mold. Just check out Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins’ “I Love Dick” or one of the drug trip episodes of “Mr. Robot,” and you’ll see how certain shows are reinventing the form. In 2016, Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” joined the ranks of breathtakingly original modern television, delivering ten of the most creative 30-minute episodes critics had ever seen in its first season.
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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2: Everything to Know About HBO’s Blockbuster Follow-Up

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2: Everything to Know About HBO’s Blockbuster Follow-Up
Big Little Lies” had the perfect ending. Back when it existed purely as a limited series, the seventh and final episode closed with a group of women united on a sunny Monterrey afternoon.

Now that the epilogue to that murder mystery will stretch at least an entire season, the TV world looks to HBO for one of the most hotly anticipated follow-ups in recent memory.

We should note that some of the information below references pivotal events from the end of Season 1. You’ve…been warned.

Season 2 will have one director, but it’s not Jean-Marc Vallée.

Fish Tank” and “American Honey” director Andrea Arnold will direct all seven episodes of Season 2. In addition to being behind the camera, Arnold will serve as an executive producer, as Vallée did last season. (Vallée, whose next project is HBO’s latest big literary miniseries adaptation, “Sharp Objects,” will also stay on in an Ep role.
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‘Transparent’ Drops Jeffrey Tambor — Why That May or May Not Put the Show in Jeopardy

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‘Transparent’ Drops Jeffrey Tambor — Why That May or May Not Put the Show in Jeopardy
Jeffrey Tambor is now officially out of “Transparent,” and he’s not happy about it.

“I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations against me,” Tambor said in a statement. “I am even more disappointed in Jill Soloway’s unfair characterization of me as someone who would ever cause harm to any of my fellow cast mates. In our four-year history of working together on this incredible show, these accusations have Never been revealed or discussed directly with me or anyone at Amazon. Therefore, I can only surmise that the investigation against me was deeply flawed and biased toward the toxic politicized atmosphere that afflicted our set. As I have consistently stated, I deeply regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone and I will continue to vehemently defend myself. I also deeply regret that this ground-breaking show, which changed so many lives,
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‘Insecure,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Take Top Honors at Guild of Music Supervisor Awards

The 8th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards was “the Season Kent and Kier Lehman show,” according to Gms president Thomas Golubic, acknowledging the multiple trophy winners at the group’s Thursday night ceremony at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Following a rousing opening number by U.K. rock band Yungblud, Kent took the first award of the evening for best music supervisor for television drama for “13 Reasons Why,” while her husband, Kier Lehman, won best music supervision in a television comedy or musical for “Insecure (Season 2),” and also took top honors in the television limited series or movie category for “Quicksand,” performed by Sza for “Insecure: Episode 208 ‘Hella Perspective’.”

Apple was another multiple winner, picking up best use of music by a brand, and best use of music in a single advertising spot for Peymon Maskan, Tbwa/Media Arts Lab spot “Apple Stroll.”

Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels won the big feature film award
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‘Insecure,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Take Top Honors at Guild of Music Supervisor Awards

The 8th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards was “the Season Kent and Kier Lehman show,” according to Gms president Thomas Golubic, acknowledging the multiple trophy winners at the group’s Thursday night ceremony at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Following a rousing opening number by U.K. rock band Yungblud, Kent took the first award of the evening for best music supervisor for television drama for “13 Reasons Why,” while her husband, Kier Lehman, won best music supervision in a television comedy or musical for “Insecure (Season 2),” and also took top honors in the television limited series or movie category for “Quicksand,” performed by Sza for “Insecure: Episode 208 ‘Hella Perspective’.”

Apple was another multiple winner, picking up best use of music by a brand, and best use of music in a single advertising spot for Peymon Maskan, Tbwa/Media Arts Lab spot “Apple Stroll.”

Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels won the big feature film award
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Opening Date Announcement: Dinner With The Alchemist starring Dan Istrate, Dionne Audain, Megan Graves on VOD February 13th!

Starring Dan Istrate as Jacques St. Germaine, the wealthy Alchemist (Alias, 96 Souls, Drakul), Dionne Audain as voodoo priestess Marie Laveu ( I Love Dick, Lemon, How To Get Away With Murder ), and Megan Graves as Mary, the orphan (House of Cards, All Our Yesterdays: Past Is Prologue, Chris and Carol), and with an original musical score by composer John Piscitello (Becoming Bond, The Short Game, Unseen Enemy ), Dinner With The Alchemist weaves …

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‘2 Dope Queens’ Review: All Hail Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, the Future of Comedy

‘2 Dope Queens’ Review: All Hail Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, the Future of Comedy
Comedians work well in pairs: Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Nichols and May. But it’s high time for a new dynamic duo, and they call themselves “2 Dope Queens.” Out of a smash hit podcast and monthly live show in Brooklyn, stand-up comedians Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson fashioned their very own four-part HBO series, which will air every Friday in February. If HBO needs to use Black History Month as a reason to program these fierce talents, we’re not complaining. But after a few hours with these two, you might find yourself wishing every month was Black History Month.

Read More:‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Picked Up By HBO for 2018 Series

Both accomplished performers in their own right, the rise of Robinson and Williams is one of the more heartening comedy stories of the last few years. Their success is a testament to that certain extra something that
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The Last Word on ‘Nocturnal Animals’

The first five minutes of ‘Nocturnal Animals‘ begins with an opening credits sequence involving several rotund, garish and grotesque naked women, celebratory dancing around with such items as fireworks and pom-poms, along with a chin-strapped patriotic hat, as their bodies are on display, showcasing their gigantic breasts flopping in all directions on top of their bigger, muffintop midsections that flop around in even more directions. It’s-, well, it’s an eye-opener to say the least. It turns out, these women are apart of a performance art piece at a museum, but so, thankfully, there’s an in-universe reason for them, I guess. (Shrugs)

Honestly, I’m not exactly sure what to make of ‘Nocturnal Animals‘. It’s one of those movies that I suspect, overall, is more about emotion than it is, the actual events of the movie. Of course, the only real actual events of the movie, is
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Emily V. Gordon to adapt 'The Nest' for Amazon

Emily V. Gordon to adapt 'The Nest' for Amazon
Oscar nominee to tackle Cynthia D’Aprix bestseller about dysfunctional siblings.

Emily V. Gordon, who earned a best original screenplay Oscar nomination with her husband Kumail Nanjiani this week for The Big Sick, will adapt the feature version of The Nest for Amazon.

Cynthia D’Aprix bestseller centres on dysfunctional siblings whose trust fund is put in jeopardy when 19-year-old Leo is involved in a drunk driving incident.

Transparent creator Jill Soloway and Andrea Sperling will produce the project through Soloway’s production company, Topple. Carly Kahane will be the executive on the project for Topple.

Gordon is a former couples and family therapist and current writer and producer. She has written for The Carmichael Show on NBC, Another Period on Comedy Central, and Crashing on HBO.

Amazon Studios acquired The Big Sick at Sundance 2016 and the film grossed more than $40m theatrically in North America.

Topple and Amazon Studios collaborated on Transparent and I Love Dick.
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I Love Dick, Lady Dynamite and the death of 'quirky' comedies

By axing their most off-kilter sitcoms, Amazon and Netflix have shown that the era of experimentation is over. Now, they are morphing into traditional broadcasters

In November, Amazon released a pilot for a sitcom that was unlike anything seen before. Entitled Sea Oak, the sitcom had abnormal pedigree. It was directed by Hiro Murai, lauded for his work on Atlanta and Snowfall. It was written by George Saunders, who had just won the Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo. And it starred Glenn Close, who is Glenn Close. Better yet, the show was about a put-upon pensioner who dies during a home invasion and then comes roaring back to life as an all-powerful, foul-mouthed avenging angel.

It was spectacular, but it will never be made into a series. Because, no matter how great Sea Oak was, the major streaming services have come to the conclusion that smartly idiosyncratic
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Amazon Studios Cancels ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘I Love Dick,’ and ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’

Three comedies have gotten the axe from Amazon Studios. On the heels of the renewal of superhero comedy The Tick, the streaming service has cancelled three other shows, One Mississippi, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Amazon has cancelled Tig Notaro’s semi-autobiographical comedy One Mississippi, the provocative comedy from Transparent creator Jill Soloway I Love Dick starring Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s satirical Jean-Claude Van […]

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