Of course, the power struggles aren’t just in front of the camera; Ruth finds a rival in Debbie (Betty Gilpin), an actress trying to make her comeback.Set for 10 episodes, “GLOW” premieres June 23 on Netflix. The preview introduces her character, Ruth, and the other unconventional women who will be at the center of the ring — complete with teased hair, bright leotards, and legwarmers aplenty.Set in the ’80s, the series follows Ruth, a struggling actress, as she joins a women’s professional wrestling circuit as a way to get in front of the camera. Posted May 15, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to rumble.Netflix released a new trailer Monday for “GLOW,” its upcoming comedy-drama starring Alison Brie. As the trailer shows, the Gorgeous Ladies are supposed to put on a unique show. To entertain, they take on specific (and often stereotypical) characters and build storylines, led by Sam (Marc Maron), a has-been movie director with a drug problem.
If you’re ready to feel, watch below.”This Is Us” Season 2 premieres this fall. And let’s admit it — from us, too. Brown, Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Chrissy Metz watch and react. As they discuss experiences they’ve had that are similar to ones we’ve seen on the NBC drama, stars Sterling K. You’re going to need tissues for this one.To top it all off, the video concludes with the show’s stars surprising their fans, inspiring even more emotions. There are just so many heartwarming things going on here. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of tears, both from the fans and the stars. Posted May 15, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe stars of “This Is Us” make viewers cry on a weekly basis, so it’s only fair that fans got the chance to return the favor.In a video released Monday by NBC, “This Is Us” fans reveal the profound and beautiful ways the show has impacted them.
“We’ve gotten in arguments like any other couple, but about some things that other couples wouldn’t have to fight about, like the fact that we met when he was dating other women. Earlier this year, rumors swirled that the couple was on the verge of a split. You can say that’s what I signed up for, but it’s still real life and it’s still hard.” He chose to give his final rose to Bushnell over JoJo Fletcher (who later became “The Bachelorette). That clarity seems to have resulted in breaking up.”It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” they told People in a statement. Higgins noted that he was looking for “wedding clarity” in 2017. “We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. Posted May 15, 2017 by Kelly Woo”The Bachelor” stars Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have broken up and called off their engagement.Higgins was the lead of the ABC dating reality series in January 2016. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time.”After “The Bachelor,” Bushnell moved to Higgins’ hometown of Denver. They also starred together in the Freeform show “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?” At the time, they acknowledged they were undergoing couples counseling.There are so many weird elements to being in a relationship after ‘The Bachelor,'” said Bushnell.
NBC is also moving their blockbuster drama “This Is Us” to that night in a bid to revive the network’s “Must-See TV” brand. The trailer starts with Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) leaving NBC executive offices, with Will trying to convince Grace to do the show again.He takes her to the old set, where they find Karen (Megan Mullally) waking up from a 10-year disco nap and Jack (Sean Hayes) showing the apartment to a hottie from “Air B on B” (boy on boy).Then, the foursome burst into a song from “Sunset Boulevard,” with lyrics tweaked to reflect themselves.”Will & Grace” returns with 12 episodes this fall, Thursdays at 8 p.m. Posted May 15, 2017 by Kelly Woo”Will & Grace” left our screens over a decade ago, and yet “It’s as If We Never Said Goodbye.”NBC debuted the first teaser for the revival season of the hit comedy, which ran from 1998-2006.
The couple has been together for 14 years. Oh yeah, cuz I’m old. 5.13.17 ❤️Rainbow Room, NYC 📷 by @ambergressphotography 🎉 by @melissamcneeley 💐🌸🌺by @doan_ly (more pics to come)A post shared by Jim Parsons (@therealjimparsons) on May 15, 2017 at 5:15am PDTReception, first dance… (have to say thank you to #anniepsaltaris who was supposed to just be a guest but worked really hard to help us get the @tomford tuxes we loved so much AND she tied the bow ties of several guests that night. 👌)A post shared by Jim Parsons (@therealjimparsons) on May 15, 2017 at 8:48am PDTCBS renewed “The Big Bang Theory” for two more seasons. Annie is a champ and we love her ❤️) photos by @ambergressphotography (why can’t I figure out how to tag @melissamcneeley and @doan_ly ??? The Emmy winner quietly came out in a May 2012 New York Times profile which described as “gay and in a 10-year relationship.” Coincidentally, his character on “Big Bang Theory,” Sheldon Cooper, recently proposed marriage to Mayim Bialik’s character. Parsons is also expected to narrate the “Young Sheldon” spinoff of the series in the fall. Posted May 15, 2017 by Kelly Woo”Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons married his longtime partner, graphic designer Todd Spiewak, Saturday night in New York City. Bialik was among the guests at the wedding.Parsons posted Instagram photos from the ceremony and reception, held at the Rainbow Room.
On that note, Greenblatt said, “We’ve got some ideas to keep the show alive,” even when the show isn’t on the air. — The Good Place10-11 P.M. — Blindspot9-10 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU10-11 P.M. — Taken10-11 P.M — Dateline NBCSATURDAY8-10 P.M. And apparently there will be more breaks for the Olympics. Forney also executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. — The Blacklist9-10 P.M. Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina CarboneNBC knows it’s “a little risky” to move “This Is Us” from Tuesdays to Thursdays — including “interruptions” to the show’s schedule for NFL games and the Olympics — but there also some big upsides.The network is reviving its classic “Must See TV” brand for Thursdays, including the revival of “Will & Grace” to air before “This Is Us” (and “Great News”). “The priority is how can we keep this is us alive as much as humanly possible as long as possible. — The Voice10-11 P.M. “Will & Grace” is produced by Universal Television.”LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS”Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse “Law & Order” franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. Behold once again, from the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, TV’s wittiest ensemble ever.The cast includes Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will write and executive produce. — Chicago FireWEDNESDAY8-9 P.M. “We thought it was great for the number one sports franchise to be followed by the number one scripted franchise,” NBC entertainment chair Bob Greenblatt said. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. — THE BRAVETUESDAY8-9 P.M. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Plus, NBC is giving “This Is Us” a cushy special edition episode to air after the Super Bowl on February 4, 2018. A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back. — NBC Sunday Night FootballHere are NBC’s details on the “new” “Will & Grace,” plus the other new Must See TV show:”WILL & GRACE”That’s right, honey! –Dateline Saturday Night Mystery10-11 P.M. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in this exclusive 12-episode event. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original “Will & Grace” episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. — This Is Us10-11 P.M. Alex Herschlag, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally also executive produce. — LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERSFRIDAY8-9 P.M. Like us on Facebook. And that’s what we’re going to try to do even with the interruptions that we’re going to have.”Here’s NBC’s fall 2017-2018 schedule, via TheWrap, with new shows noted in all caps.MONDAY8-10 P.M. — Chicago P.D.THURSDAY8-8:30 P.M. — Saturday Night Live (encores)SUNDAY7-8:20 P.M. James Burrows will direct and executive produce. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. There’s also a special “This Is Us” Christmas episode timed for the holidays, the exec reported.Given the NFL schedule, though, “This Is Us” will air for six weeks, then be off for six weeks. — The Voice9-9:30 P.M. — Football Night in America8:20-11 P.M. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.[via TheWrap, Yahoo]Want more stuff like this? — Great News9-10 P.M. — WILL & GRACE8:30-9 P.M. — Superstore9:30-10 P.M.
Like us on Facebook. which is kind of Snow’s own point in the finale.”Speaking of not an end, here’s an interesting exchange:EW: “Would you return in the future — either next season or for whatever ends up being the series finale?”GOODWIN: “In keeping with the aforementioned continuation-as-happy-ending, OF COURSE I (and we) will be back. “They got exactly what they wanted: dramatic, epic love balanced with normalcy (Snow’s word) and the space to indulge in both. Actually, it’s not an ‘end.’ The final chapter of this story line is a continuation… It’s merely time for ONCE to focus on something new because ONCE does ‘new’ extremely well.”That sounds similar to Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) saying she agreed to return for one episode in Season 7, which may or may not be the series finale. eventually.The Season 6 finale gave Snowing a true happy ending, with a new home and barn in the country for the whole family (including Baby Neal). For all we know, fans will love Season 7 and it’ll come back for Season 8.The “Once” showrunners wrote tributes to all of the departing cast members, after their separate statement on Jen Morrison, adding this hopeful note for the future: “And even though we won’t be with them every week, in a show about magic and hope, we fervently believe it won’t be the last we see of them.”In the meantime, here are details on the new love story of Season 7, which is meant to be just as “epic” as the Snow and Charming love story.Want more stuff like this? In an email interview with Entertainment Weekly, Goodwin shared the reason for her exit: “What came with the bittersweet decision to give these characters a happy ending — and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for that — is room for a new story to grow and flourish as Snow and Charming’s did.”Snow wise words #OnceUponATimepic.twitter.com/tqtV5zSL8g
— JMOFamily (@JMOFamily) May 15, 2017She added that, she’s “pleased as punch” with how the finale ended the story for Snow and Charming. However, Ginnifer Goodwin assured fans that they will be back … Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Once Upon a Time” Season 6 just gave us the last episode with Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) as main characters.
— ✿ Miss Sugar Pink ✿ (@ParisDiorChanel) May 15, 2017RIP Scream Queens, it was fun and then it wasn’t x pic.twitter.com/3zC5e30zjP
— Ifan (@ifantweets) May 15, 2017Fox cancelo Scream Queens. pic.twitter.com/qF2cQ6SKMG
— AGUST INE (@970317A) May 15, 2017
And here are some reactions for “2 Broke Girls”:I honestly cannot believe #2BrokeGirls got cancelled this show was so funny pic.twitter.com/vPR2Zo9Qtc
— it’s paris, bitch! #2brokegirlspic.twitter.com/nvIdo5pXKa
— mar; (@dimvitri) May 13, 2017CBS cancelled their best show 2 Broke Girls
CBS HOW DARE YOU pic.twitter.com/boc1923CGU
— Seffers (@SeffersTM) May 13, 20172 Broke Girls cancelled. The two shows are on separate networks, with different fan bases, but the reactions shared a similar meta wit.Here’s the most common “Scream Queens” response:My reaction after scream queens was canceled after two seasons #ScreamQueenspic.twitter.com/REHpDBFHpf
— kim✨ (@80speterquill) May 15, 2017It’s like that GIF was specifically created for the show’s eventual cancellation.Here are more reactions:SCREAM QUEENS HAS BEEN CANCELLED!? pic.twitter.com/AzATFSTLWB
— Mark (@MarkFerris199O) May 15, 2017″Scream Queens is officially cancelled” pic.twitter.com/FIVkdYIrTD
— a & j (@textpostsahs) May 15, 2017I’m so sad Scream Queens got canceled. Like us on Facebook. CBS WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?? Pick it up, some other network!Want more stuff like this? I’m going to miss Chanel Oberlin so much. I know season 2 sucked, but still. Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina CarboneHonestly, the response to Fox cancelling “Scream Queens” has been better than most of the episodes. Scream Queens has been cancelled. ME: pic.twitter.com/BUKa5qQGWh
— DRAKE (@TheRealMusiji) May 15, 2017
Here’s a post from star Kat Dennings on the sad news:
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) May 13, 2017
According to TVLine, Cher was in talks to play the mother of Kat’s character, Max, if they did a Season 7. Fox just announced the show would not be coming back for a third season. 😒 #2BrokeGirlspic.twitter.com/WnW55KtnAj
— Jesse Manuel (@Jesse_Manuel94) May 13, 2017THIS 😭 #2BrokeGirls@2BrokeGirlspic.twitter.com/H5AkYIYr8y
— Nevermind (@knight27leia) May 13, 20172 Broke Girls can’t be cancelled. On Friday, CBS announced it would not be renewing “2 Broke Girls” for a seventh season. (@ITSPARISBXTCH) May 13, 2017The fact that #2BrokeGirls got canceled is so annoying, but @netflix should pick up this awesome show @2BrokeGirlspic.twitter.com/kTwl925ceY
— Kyle Graham (@GramCracker32) May 13, 2017NEVER FORGET #2BrokeGirlspic.twitter.com/dBGbjxfwHO
— gㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@LEGENVDARY) May 13, 2017How do you cancel 2 Broke Girls after 6 season with no closure?!?!?This is why @CBS pisses people off!! WHO DO I SUE!?
They never showed what happened to him.)
This past week, with the surprise renewals of “The Exorcist” (on Fox) and “Timeless” (on NBC, after it was canceled), fans have seen that their voices do matter when it comes to bringing shows back. There’s a lot of drama in the world of “American Idol” — which is now moving from Fox to ABC — but on the topic of Fox’s own shows, co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman said (via Deadline) there are “no plans right now” for more “Prison Break” after the nine episodes of Season 5 end on May 30.However, he said they “loved this season,” and if the producers come back with an idea for a new story down the line, Fox would be open to it. So if you want to see more “Prison Break” or “24,” it might be worth making it that clear, so the executives and producers move those shows to the front burner instead of prioritizing something else.”Prison Break” still has a few episodes left this year, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Next is Episode 7, “Wine Dark Sea,” on May 16.Want more stuff like this? on Fox. Just saying. “Prison Break” previously ran from 2005-2009; let’s hope any return doesn’t take quite as long to hit screens.In terms of “24: Legacy,” star Corey Hawkins is currently on Broadway in “Six Degrees of Separation,” and Newman said his schedule “won’t allow consideration for the fall.” But Newman said more “24” could be in the mix, since they were “so happy with the creative” on “24: Legacy” and thought Hawkins “did a great job.” As Walden put it, “replacing Jack Bauer was no easy feat.” They said they want to sit down with “24” executive producer Howard Gordon to see if he has ideas on where the franchise could go next.(Side note: If Corey Hawkins isn’t busy with “24: Legacy” this year, maybe he’ll have time to return as Heath on “The Walking Dead”? Co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden added that more “Prison Break” would be “seriously considered” but “we want to make it special.” So it’s probably not something fans should get used to seeing on the annual schedule. Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina CarboneFox is taking a break from breaking Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell out of prison, at least for the time being, and you can blame “24: Legacy” star Corey Hawkins for not seeing “24” on the 2017-2018 schedule.Fox is making its upfront presentation today, and execs gave an update to reporters ahead of time. Like us on Facebook.
— Jordan Francisco (@JordanFran3) May 15, 2017Here’s more on the love story from co-showrunner Adam Horowitz to TVLine:KITSIS: “Listen, when we left Henry and he was on that school bus, he’s just in ninth grade, right? It is not Violet. As Lucy said at the end, “Your family needs your help,” so clearly at some point he must have reached out to them and at some point they came. except for the very start and very end, teasing a new beginning that many fans are pretty sure will include Disney’s Moana.”The Final Battle” had several Season 1 callbacks, including a role reversal for Henry Mills from the pilot, showing him as an adult (now played by “The Walking Dead” alum Andrew J. And what we’ll find out is what happened [to everyone]. So I think that Henry is not out on a mission on behalf of the happy endings his family has earned; Henry is out to make his own story. West) living in the big city, answering a knock on the door from a child named Lucy (Alison Fernandez) who says she’s his daughter.Emma meets her son, Henry [1×01]
Henry meets his daughter, Lucy [6×22]#OnceUponATime#SeasonFinalepic.twitter.com/GmuGXPNGPE
— – The Final Battle – (@weareouat) May 15, 2017The start of the episode showed the same father-daughter team in the Enchanted Forest, making it look like he was doomed while Lucy was sent to safety to protect the storybook; Lucy was shown connecting with Tiger Lily, who knew her mother and said they should find her.Because the episode showed what looked like a tiki door among the realms, many fans suspect Moana will be involved in Season 7, possibly as Lucy’s mother and the subject of the season’s epic new love story.Moana is Lucy’s mother, right Henry?🍎 #OnceUponATime#Moana@OnceABCpic.twitter.com/GkCSexeRKe
— Racy Ramirez (@iamracy) May 15, 2017Oo! Like us on Facebook. They are going to “open the world up,” as Kitsis told Entertainment Weekly, and “In addition to the people that we’ve already announced who are coming back as regulars, and who are not, there will be more regulars we’re adding to the mix.”Here’s more from Kitsis and co-showrunner Adam Horowitz to EW:Let’s talk about Lucy. When Henry goes to school, she’s waiting for him at the school.KITSIS: But that being said, unfortunately like a lot of us, your first love in high school ends up not being the person you marry. When we see Henry later, understand that like any kid, when you turn 18, 19, you want to leave home. I spotted a Tiki man door…moana? In the tradition of Snow and Charming, Henry and his wife are a very much Once epic romance.”Once” tends to premiere in September on ABC, so that will probably stay the case for Season 7.Want more stuff like this? Who the mother is, and who Henry fell in love with, is one of the things we’re really excited about next year. @OnceABC#OnceUponATime#TheFinalBattle
— AA⚓️ (@alexistalejo) May 15, 2017#OnceUponATime hmmmm is the mother Moana?? Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe “Once Upon a Time” Season 6 finale was actually a beautiful episode to end the series … But really, it started with Henry wanting to leave home. Is that you? Perhaps he fell in love and has his own true love, because clearly he’s had a daughter, so “Who is Henry’s wife?” and that love story is going to be a big part of next year as well.”The showrunners said Storybrooke will not be the home base or focal point of Season 7 but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the end of Storybrooke. Bc that would be raddddd
— Layy (@TheLayniBecker) May 15, 2017Did we just see a portal to #Moana? Who is her mother? You end up leaving home and moving on. HOROWITZ: Violet is in the montage at the end. Is it Violet?
Because it’s a time travel show, some fans thought maybe it was all a big marketing ploy to go back in time and reverse the cancellation. But Greenblatt shot that down:”I wish we were that clever in the middle of scheduling things. So now “Timeless” will return for a second season on the network. “Timeless” was canceled a few days ago, but after viewers (including Leslie Jones and William Shatner) joined the show creators to say they were “surprised and upset,” NBC made the extremely rare move to un-cancel the show. Sometimes an “outcry” can turn back time.NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt explained the cancellation-and-renewal decision to reporters (via Entertainment Weekly):”There was a moment earlier in the week where we just thought, ‘We have all these shows that are coming back and these new shows and maybe there’s not room for Timeless and we decided to move on from it. We would never do that to the creators of the show. These things are really tricky in negotiations. It just happened the way it happened. I’m happy it happened this way as opposed to the other, where we pick up a show and two days later and we cancel it.”This just shows that a fan movement can sometimes save a TV show. See? Like us on Facebook. Maybe we’ll do that with some other shows, so keep your eyes peeled. That didn’t happen, and they weren’t in on it. Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s aliiiiiive, thanks to the fans! And then woke up the next morning, all of us, and heard from fans and the outcry and we thought, ‘Well, let’s figure out how to try to bring it back.’ We went back to the drawing board in every way with our partners, with Sony, and I’m happy to say we were able to figure out a way to bring it back. Nothing would make us happier than to see the audience grow.”Nice. We love the show creatively. (Although, let’s be honest, sometimes it doesn’t do a dang thing.) Good for NBC for listening to the response. Now it’s the job of the viewers to back up that “outcry” and bring more friends to watch “Timeless” Season 2, whenever it premieres in 2018.Want more stuff like this?
on ABC.”SNL” will close Season 42 next Saturday, May 20, with host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry.Want more stuff like this? Granted, he had some of the funniest stuff, but if the nearly 4-minute time was really a concern, just cut it down a bit and air it during next week’s finale. Maybe even sub in a role for finale host Dwayne Johnson? Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s not too late for “Saturday Night Live” to re-cut this hilarious — and cringe-worthy — spoof of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and air it before the premiere of Rachel Lindsay’s season.All they’d have to do is cut out former host Chris Pine’s bit. Like us on Facebook. Because if SNL can find time for a fake romance between Kyle Mooney and Leslie Jones (and it found 4:26 minutes during Melissa McCarthy’s May 13 episode), it can make room for this timely parody, which actually gives Sasheer Zamata something to do.Watch this and explain why it was cut in favor of, say, Pine’s “World Peace Rap”:Rachel Lindsay’s real season of “The Bachelorette” premieres Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m.
I was so convinced that it would be goodbye to my vision. That stuff’s just fun to play.We got to see some of that when she had her rage emerge in Season 2. I think we started that introspective work last season. She can’t help but to be a little bit sweet, even when she’s in the depths of frustration. This is just like on a logistics level: I was like, “Nobody’s practicing this. It’s so good that it doesn’t surprise me. I think they were going to shut us down in like 20 minutes. Not despair – she’s not full of despair, but just when she’s frustrated.How is her progress with coming to terms with the things? That’s work that she’ll continue to keep doing, which is very important work.I’ve compared the show to a gummy vitamin, because there’s so much stuff in there that’s good to see, but it’s also delicious because it’s so damn funny. Is there a new emotion that kind of bubbles up in Season 3 that you got to play that was a new facet?Oh! That is the part to me that’s a little bit mysterious that I feel like you can’t really explain, which is how they make that happen. So I hope people draw strength from that.As a comedian, they give you so much to wring laughs from, so many different kinds of things. It does seem sort of seamless.There are certainly parts that I struggle with, like “Okay, how is this actually believable? That’s not a very good answer, because I’m like, “Oh, it’s mysterious …” but I do think it’s a little bit mysterious.Don’t ruin a joke, but give me the craziest thing you got to do this season. Ellie Kemper: I think Kimmy going to college is really fun to play. Anything super crazy, but catchy?I can’t think of anything crazy but catchy. I’m about to lose my eye.”Obviously, it’s a breakaway glass. It isn’t even that crazy, but it was just that it was the last day of shooting. Things like, “Oh, I was sick for two weeks and it helped,” to “My mother died and just really helped me through it.”I feel like it’s a good thing that we’re putting out there, so that feels … It continues here. It’s like one after another.Tell me about rising to the challenges that they throw at you, and figuring out different ways to come at things, because it’s always fresh, too.Again, I think so much of it is right there in the writing. How will she be doing this?” But it always tends to work. When I first heard the premise for the show, I thought that they weren’t serious, because it doesn’t sound like a likely premise for a comedy, especially a network comedy. They were making the show, and Tina [Fey] and Robert [Carlock] are, frankly, brilliant so the writing does most of the work for us, because it’s already there.It can talk about something as serious as, again, sexual abuse, and in the next line, there’s a joke about Tituss [Burgess], like a license plate he picked up somewhere. I know that it’s because she, I guess, got very strong in the bunker, but I think she’s just this naturally, sort of inexplicably strong person, and I love that. Carol [Kane], as Lillian, is supposed to throw a glass at me, and I was so worried. Posted May 15, 2017 by Scott HuverKimmy Schmidt’s going to college, and Ellie Kemper is ready to unleash the irrepressible new co-ed’s strengths — literally, in some cases.As “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” returns to Netflix for a third season, Kemper says she’s having a ball pushing her on-screen alter ego’s story forward as she continues to dive into the life experiences she missed as a result of her long underground imprisonment — and, as a bonus, find that she finally holds a little power over her now incarcerated captor (Jon Hamm).At a recent event at the Television Academy previewing Season 3 — and reminding Emmy voters of the cast and creators’ accomplishments in the second season — Kemper joined Moviefone for a look at the antics — and the often moving character growth — ahead for TV’s most determined optimist.Moviefone: Kimmy’s on her journey toward actual adulting.Give me a little tease as to what she gets to do that was fun to play. Is that a big part of her arc in Season 3?Getting there. So I love that Kimmy is so physically strong. I feel like they do the hard work, and then we get to take the gummy vitamin.Have you heard from people who watch the show who are very positive people like Kimmy, but also have dark stuff happen and have tried to put a positive spin on their lives? But it all worked out just fine.I’ve been humming the tune to “Bunny and Kitty” for the better part of a year.Yay!Did you do anything like that this season? The Tituss stuff, the videos are, like, made to be viral. But we didn’t rehearse it. I’m trying not to make it selfish, but it does feel nice, you get to know that you’re adding a net positive. So there are these quick turns, from being silly to being serious, to everything in between. I love that she’s athletic. It’s so funny: when Kimmy gets mad, she gets very mad. The most outrageous setup where you’re like, “How am I going to pull this off?”Do you know what? It’s hard out there. It feels very nice to know that you’re making something that is helping people, and I’ve had a lot of people who have watched the show and have been kind enough to share their experience with me, to say that it got them through a hard time. It wasn’t a joke. Tituss and I liked it.Are you surprised how deeply viral some of this music goes?No! It’s not real glass. You’re like an Olympian.Oh, the whole cast is. think that the show exemplifies a lot of strength, and puts that at its center. Tell me about getting there, telling this story, realizing Kimmy did have a deeper arc and a whole journey to go on, but also always hitting those funny beats as hard as you can hit them.I think that’s really hard, but I think all of it is in the writing. She’s not seeing a therapist anymore, but she just continues to think about life and her place in the world, and what she can and cannot do. I always feel like I have to take it with a grain of sugar, I’ll say. Especially now. There’s one cleaning song she sings, but it won’t stick in your brain. I’m trying to think if Kimmy sings at all this season. It is, yeah. It would be a sin, a crime, if they weren’t.”Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 3 premieres May 19 on Netflix. I think, specifically, she’s on the crew team there.
Posted May 15, 2017 by Gina CarboneGods be good, this thing just keeps getting bigger, and still more mysterious. I know thousands of you want that, I know there’s a petition… However, he also warned fans that two popular “spinoff” (sorry) story choices have been crossed off, and will not be among the five shows.In a new blog post titled “About Those Spinoffs…,” the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series author wrote that decades of experience in television have led him to believe we probably won’t get all five stories from his world of Westeros (and beyond) on TV:”At least not immediately. (If we do get five series on the air, I might have to change my name to Dick Direwolf).”He also revealed at least two plots that won’t be developed for screen:”I can’t tell you what the shows will be about (well, I could, but I won’t), but I will tell you a couple of things they WON’T be. but that day is still a long ways off.We’re not doing Robert’s Rebellion either. None of these new shows will be ‘spinning off’ from GOT in the traditional sense. When the day comes that I’ve finished telling all my tales of Dunk & Egg, then we’ll do a tv show about them… It is a world, and a pretty big one, and if there were eight million stories in the naked city back in the 50s, just think how many more there are in an entire world, and one with thousands of years of recorded history. That’s not a story I want to tell just now; it would feel too much like a twice-told tale.”Ah well. Rather than ‘spinoff’ or ‘prequel,’ however, I prefer the term ‘successor show.’ That’s what I’ve been calling them.””Game of Thrones” is really just the title of GRRM’s first book in “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but it stayed the title of the whole HBO series. but by the time I finish writing A SONG OF ICE & FIRE, you will know every important thing that happened in Robert’s Rebellion. Every one of the concepts under discussion is a prequel, rather than a sequel. How many pilots will be filmed, and how many series might come out of that, remains to be seen. What we do have here is an order for four — now five — pilot scripts. Like us on Facebook. I don’t want to repeat what happened with GAME OF THRONES itself, where the show gets ahead of the books. We all know how slow I am, and how fast a television show can move. Eventually, sure, I’d love that, and so would many of you. What we’re talking about are new stories set in the ‘secondary universe’ (to borrow Tolkien’s term) of Westeros and the world beyond, the world I created for A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Some may not even be set on Westeros. So all of you who were hoping for the further adventures of Hot Pie are doomed to disappointment. Which will disappoint some of you, sure, but better to do that now than later, I think.We’re not doing Dunk & Egg. Martin is not a fan of the term “spinoff” when it comes to HBO’s potential new shows based on his material, but he did just confirm that a fifth writer was added to the original four, working on a fifth “successor show” script, and they will all be prequels. But I’ve only written and published three novellas to date, and there are at least seven or eight or ten more I want to write. There’s still potential for a story about The Targaryen Dragons of lore. There would be no surprises or revelations left in such a show, just the acting out of conflicts whose resolutions you already know. “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. We are not talking Joey or AfterMASH or even Frazier or Lou Grant, where characters from one show continue on to another. That series continues with the start of Season 7 on Sunday, July 16.Want more stuff like this? Can’t imagine what the five are about if it’s too soon for “Dunk and Egg” (“A Song of Ice and Fire” prequels set in the world of King Aegon V Targaryen, aka Egg), and Robert’s Rebellion (aka Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen’s war over Lyanna Stark, sending young Daenerys Targaryen and her mad bro into exile).Martin also clarified that he’s working with all of the writers, not just the two mentioned in the previous report, and — yes — he is still working on the sixth book in “A Song of Ice and Fire,” “The Winds of Winter.” He didn’t share the name of the fifth writer, figuring HBO will do that, he just wrote, “He’s a really terrific addition, however, a great guy and a fine writer, and aside from me and maybe Elio and Linda, I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”Here’s a bit more of GRRM’s post, sharing his preferred language when talking about all of this.”For what it’s worth, I don’t especially like the term ‘spinoff,’ and I don’t think it really applies to these new projects.
Posted May 15, 2017 by Phil PirrelloPowers Boothe, a veteran character actor, died Sunday at the age of 68 — a few weeks shy of his 69th birthday.Actor and friend Beau Bridges was first to release the news via Twitter: It’s with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. Booth, who passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, is arguably best known for his role on HBO’s “Deadwood,” where he played saloon owner Cy Tolliver.His distinguished feature film and TV career included big-screen roles in “Tombstone,” “Frailty,” directed by the late Bill Paxton, and “The Avengers.”The latter role he would reprise on ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD.” A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband. — Beau Bridges (@MrBeauBridges) May 14, 2017The late actor’s publicist confirmed the death to TVLine.
Still, her first, 2015’s “Trainwreck,” opened with $30.6 million. Charlie Hunnam Is Not a Movie StarHollywood has spent a decade and a half trying to make an A-list leading man out of Charlie Hunnam, with little success so far.Even with all the positive buzz he’s received for his other current starring role, in indie adventure “The Lost City of Z,” the “King Arthur” star is still probably better known among the cult fans of his TV series “Sons of Anarchy” than for his movies. The GenreJust as there have already been a lot of male-oriented action movies this year and only a handful of women-powered releases, there have also been very few live action comedies in wide release so far in 2017. Then again, familiarity could be the problem; besides the theatrical films, there have been many TV Arthurs, few of them memorable. If foreign audiences respond to “Legend of the Sword” the way they did to the 2004 “King Arthur” — or, for that matter, the way they did to “Legend of Tarzan,” which earned $230.1 million abroad — Hunnam’s Arthur may not have bombed in vein. “Snatched” is only the fifth. 2″ was a lock to repeat at No. And at least the studio didn’t further signal its ambivalence about the film by dumping it in August.5. “Latin Lover,” however, is three weeks old and is playing in only a third as many theaters as “Snatched.”For all its weaknesses, “Legend of the Sword” could still end up with with a small victory thanks to overseas audiences. Guy Ritchie = Style Over SubstanceSure, Guy Ritchie successfully put his modern-London-street-thug spin on “Sherlock Holmes” and made a fortune with that reboot. And the marketing didn’t show audiences anything they haven’t seen before, or couldn’t see again if they stayed home and watched “Game of Thrones” instead. After all, comedies don’t translate well (which is why “Snatched” has earned just an estimated $3.2 million abroad), but action movies do.Looking back on other Round Table movies, the Warners accountants must have noticed this about the most recent one, the 2004 “King Arthur” that starred Clive Owen: while it earned just $51.9 million here, it earned $151.7 million abroad.In fact, “Legend of the Sword” is also doing much better in foreign markets than it is in America, having earned an estimated $29.1 million overseas. (If we were Disney, we’d be worried about our live-action remake of “Aladdin,” to be directed by Ritchie.)3. The Studio
Warner Bros. Over the past eight years, Warners had several competing Arthur projects in development until Ritchie’s won out. This weekend’s other wide release, raunchy mother-daughter comedy “Snatched,” opened with an underwhelming (but decent) $17.5 million. Why spend money to go see yet another Arthur pull that sword out of the stone? He’s certainly no Robert Downey Jr., who deserves much of the credit for the box office success of Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” movies.Maybe Amy Schumer isn’t a proven box office draw either, but then, “Snatched” is only her second lead role. Here are six reasons why “King Arthur” became 2017’s first major flop:1. While people knew “King Arthur” wouldn’t do great business, few expected it to do this bad. Posted May 14, 2017 by Gary SusmanWhile “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. For a movie that cost a reported $175 million to make — and was supposed to launch a series of six movies about the ruler of Camelot — it’s opening is far from promising. But he also lost a fortune on his adaptation of 1960s TV spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” — like “King Arthur,” another big-budget reboot that no one asked for.Let’s face it, Ritchie is an acquired taste, with a hit-and-miss résumé (maybe Warner Bros. desperately wants to be in the blockbuster franchise business, to the near exclusion of all other kinds of movies.It has the DC superhero films, the “LEGO” movies, and the recently revived Harry Potter universe movies (relaunched last fall with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), but not much else. Warner Bros. Since then, Warners has changed the title of his film once, changed the release date four times (it was initially supposed to come out last July, when it would have been clobbered by the likes of “Star Trek Beyond” and even “Ghostbusters”), and scrapped a planned IMAX version.Releasing “King Arthur” in the shadow of “Guardians” may not have been the wisest move either, but at least the film will have all summer to try to recoup its budget. And yet, since 1980, there have been about half a dozen attempts to reboot Arthur’s legend on the big screen, and only 1981’s “Excalibur” was a sizable hit. Her co-star, Goldie Hawn, hasn’t made a movie in 15 years, but she did score several big hits in the 1980s and ’90s, and she still has a lot of residual goodwill from her half-century as a comic leading woman.4. 1 on the box office chart this weekend, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was still expected to take the second-place crown — just barely. 2. Multiplex audiences looking for laughs who want something more mature than “The Boss Baby” (and maybe a little less mature than “Going in Style”) currently have just “Snatched” and “How to Be a Latin Lover” to choose from. Of course, there’s still a long uphill climb to profitability from that $43.8 million global total so far. Instead, it eked out an estimated $14.7 million. had hoped their big-budget action epic — plagued with four release date changes and costly reshoots — would hit somewhere in the $20 to $25 million range. Not that “Snatched” did much better (just 36 percent).Nonetheless, to the extent that the R-rated “Snatched” targeted an older audience that still reads criticism, the fact that it was the better reviewed of this weekend’s two new wide releases gave it a slight edge over “King Arthur.”6. has forgotten that he directed “Swept Away,” but critics and connoisseurs of laughably awful movies haven’t). That’s why it gambled so much in recent years on potential franchise launchers like “Pan,” “U.N.C.L.E.”, “The Legend of Tarzan,” and now “King Arthur.”Unfortunately, “King Arthur” also bears the fingerprints of a lot of desperate studio tinkering. Is he really the guy you want to risk a $175 million budget and a potential new franchise on? Bad Reviews, Worse Buzz
Still, critics’ knowledge of the movie’s troubled production history may have colored their reviews and may be part of the reason why “King Arthur” scored a dismal 27 percent at Rotten Tomatoes. No One Wanted This Movie You’d think a familiar, public-domain property like King Arthur would be an easy sell.