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Kerry Washington High School Drama Series Goes to Facebook’s Watch
Kerry Washington’s “Five Points” is heading to Watch, Facebook’s new show platform. The 10-episode drama series from creator Adam Giaudrone (“Being Mary Jane”) centers on five students at a South Side Chicago high school who each share a different perspective on a life-changing incident. Indigenous Media and Washington’s Simpson Street are behind the project. Executive producers include Washington, Jon Avnet (“Black Swan”), Rodrigo Garcia (“In Treatment”), Jake Avnet and Simpson Street’s Pilar Savone. Thomas Carter (“Save the Last Dance”) directs and executive produces the series that starts production this week. Giaudrone writes and executive produces, while »
- Ryan Gajewski
Comedy Central Greenlights Two New Shows
Two new shows are coming to Comedy Central from former head writers of Saturday Night Live and Glow actor. These shows will surely bring more fun to the number one comedy network in the country. Both of these shows are half-hour programs that are likely to premiere by next year. Comedy Central has ordered the scripted series The Other Two from Broadway Video. It is created by former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Lorne Michaels will serve as one of the executive producers. The show stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering
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- Michael Baculinao
Riz Ahmed in talks to bring modern-day Hamlet to Netflix
Riz Ahmed has had a stellar year, with breakout roles in HBO’s The Night Of, being part of the cast of Rogue One, and winning an Emmy for his work on the former, making him the first actor of South Asian descent to do so. The actor is riding high and is using some of that well-earned clout to tackle his dream project, which involves playing the lead in one of William Shakespeare’s greatest »
- Matt Rooney
Mychael Knight Dies: ‘Project Runway’ Fashion Designer Was 39
Project Runway finalist and fashion designer Mychael Knight died today in Atlanta, Ga. at the age of 39. Jerris Madison, a close friend of Knight and editor of Obvious Magazine posted an official statement on behalf of the Knight family in regards to his death. “We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle,” the Instagram statement read. “Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly. He was generous and so full of life… »
American Horror Story: Cult Recap: Battle of the Sexes
Tuesday’s American Horror Story: Cult began, just as last week’s ended, with a woman at her wit’s end brandishing a firearm — only this time, it wasn’t Ally.
No, this week’s episode took viewers back to June 1968 for the true-crime tale of Valerie Solanas (played by Lena Dunham), an aspiring writer who was sick and tired of being taken advantage of by one Andy Warhol (Evan Peters). “You had too much control over my life,” she told him as he recoiled from her first misfire. “Down with the patriarchy! »
There Aren’t Enough Rap Songs About Staying Home on a Friday Night and Saving Money
There’s little more than fire and brimstone being hurled about. Forget the insults and mud, now we’re down to straight up siege engines of hatred and vitriol being cast about by politicians and rappers alike. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, take a look at the special message that rapper Eminem sent to Trump just recently and make your own decisions about his ensuing rant. He might have a few good points and his passion level is up there in the clouds, but wouldn’t it be nice if rappers went back to entertaining us instead of playing politics? I
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This is The Short Film that Napoleon Dynamite Was Based Off of
I’m still trying to wrap my head around why Napoleon Dynamite was considered such a great movie. Or maybe instead why it was able to generate a following that was nothing less than cult status in some regions. It was unique in a way to be sure but it was also so slow, monotonous, and unfortunately not entirely based off of reality. Maybe that’s the draw, though after watching the film and the clip below I still can’t see it. Is there some quality about the film and the clip that I’m not seeing? Or is it some grand joke
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: This Year’s Halloween Heist Reaffirmed Its Status As One of Broadcast’s Best Comedies
[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5 Episode 4, “HalloVeen,” follow.]
If you were looking for further proof that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is one of the best comedies on television, “HalloVeen” was it. From the opening cold open of the episode, the show crackled with energy, letting the light-hearted heist competition that’s become a yearly tradition drive the pitch-perfect interactions of the ensemble.
Throw in probably the only good jokes we’re going to hear this fall about “The Handmaid’s Tale” (‘It’s relevant as hell!”) and the unending joy of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) dismissing a corgi far inferior to his own beloved Cheddar as an “idiot,” and even before the final minutes this episode was pure joy.
The only disappointment from the actual heist portion of the episode: Andre Braugher saying “cumberbund” is not as funny as Andre Braugher saying “caboodle” during last year’s Halloween heist. (Though “in my belly!” from the opening sequence does lessen the sting to a great extent. »
- Liz Shannon Miller
This Is Us: What Does Kate's [Spoiler] Really Mean?
[Warning! The following contains spoilers from Tuesday's episode of This Is Us!Read at your own risk!]
It looks like another Pearson will be arriving soon!
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- Megan Vick
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Recap: Jake Has a Halloween Surprise for Amy
Warning: The following contains spoilers from Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5, Episode 4: “HalloVeen.”
Blessed be the fruit, baby! Jake and Amy are getting married.
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Totally earning the title “Amazing Human Slash Genius,” Jake uses the precinct’s annual Halloween heist as a means to surprise Amy with a marriage proposal. After luring her into the evidence room via an elaborate scheme involving Fake Charles and her favorite show The Handmaid’s Tale, Jake has his Amy recite the inscription on the winner’s cummerbund, which reads, »
This Is Us Recap: The Gig of a Lifetime
Need to catch up? Check out the previous This Is Us recap here.
Just before This Is Us‘ Season 2 premiere, we guessed that perhaps the show’s writing staff would somehow work Alexandra Breckenridge’s real-life pregnancy into Sophie and Kevin’s storyline this year.
Turns out, the Pearson family is gaining another bundle of joy this season. But, as Tuesday’s episode made clear, the baby isn’t Kev and Sophie’s: It’s Kate and Toby’s.
In the final moments of the hour, titled “Still There,” Kate gets an ultrasound. That’s when we learn that the »
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Anne-Marie Losique
Some women are open and honest about what they do and keep their sexuality on hand for when they need it, we get it. Anne-Marie Losique or “Aml”, as she tends to go by, however seems to be the type that is also a big flirt and something of a tease on camera despite the fact that she’s gone on to state that it’s all an act. That’s all well fine to be honest, it goes with the territory since onscreen people will tend to be different. But upon watching a video of Aml and her guest at the time
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Los Angeles City Attorney “Will Prosecute” Harvey Weinstein If Victims Come Forward
On a day that saw Harvey Weinstein resign from the board of directors at The Weinstein Company amid an ever-growing sexual harassment scandal, the Los Angeles City Attorney is asking victims to contact his office with their stories. “Please come forward so your cases — and justice — can be pursued,” said Mike Feuer on Tuesday as the Lapd requested victims of the Oscar-winning producer to go public. “We take allegations like these very seriously, and where the facts… »
Gilmore Girls: This Is (Probably) Why Netflix Is So Eager for a Second Revival
Netflix is very interested in traveling back to Stars Hollow — and now we have a big clue as to why.
The super-secretive streamer pulled the curtain back on its internal data stream this week, releasing a list of their most “binge-raced” series (i.e. those shows where viewers watched a full season in a single day or less), and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life came in at No. 1.
“There’s a unique satisfaction that comes from being the first to finish »
The Flash: 10 Funny Moments that Remind Us of Season 1
Remember all those times executive producer Todd Helbing promised this season of The Flash would be lighter and more like Season 1. It's clear that tonight's episode is exactly what he was talking about.The tone and the pace of "Mixed Signals" was all about the fun and it was a nice return to form
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- Lindsay Macdonald
Thomas The Train Could Can Be Darker Than Any Horror Movie at Times
If you wanted a real horror story to give to your kids then you might as well forget It or any other mainstream horror flick that could send them screaming towards years and years worth of psychiatry visits, just give them a good eyeful of Thomas the Tank Engine. Sounds weird right? Why would you think that subjecting kids to the horror that is Thomas the Tank Engine would be anything other than a silly and ill-conceived notion? It’s a kids show for crying out loud, and should be completely safe, right? Have you ever watched the show? Aside from
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The Voice Recap: It's Outdo or Bye on Night 2 of the Battle Rounds
On Night 2 of The Voice’s Season 13 Battles — or, as I like to think of them, cage fights with high notes — Carson Daly collected another paycheck for announcing what was obvious over and over again (“The Battle starts now”), and another half dozen vocalists did their damnedest to outduet one another. As for you and me, I suspect we were all just hoping that a new round of sing-offs would make us forget the head-scratcher that was Night 1’s Steal for Kathrina Feigh but not for the vastly superior Sophia Bollman. If Tuesday’s performances themselves didn’t sufficiently put that travesty behind us, »
The Flash Recap: You Whoosh, You Lose
This week on The Flash, Barry and Iris gave their “gold standard” status a polish, while Gypsy taught Cisco a shmoopy math lesson. Oh, and did you hear about the new speed suit’s nifty tricks…?
‘Aww, Jon Snow Died! Oh, He’S Alive!’ | Following a bit of Risky Business in which a boxers-clad Barry whipped together breakfast and made a coffee run* mid-pancake flip, before hitting the couch to speedbinge all the TV he missed whilst in the Speed Force, Iris learned that she had no belated wedding planning to tackle, since her fiance had already handled them for her. »
Viacom And Charter Reach Tentative Deal On New Carriage Agreement
Viacom and Charter Communications have reached an agreement in principle on a new carriage contract, a deal that will keep Viacom’s networks on Charter’s Spectrum service without disruption. The two companies just confirmed the news in a joint statement: “Viacom and Charter have reached an agreement in principle. Spectrum subscribers will continue to have access to Viacom's networks, without disruption, while we finalize terms." The companies on Sunday night agreed to a "… »
Supergirl S3E2 Review: “Triggers”
Last night’s episode of Supergirl continued to dive into the show’s themes of grief and struggle that were presented in the premiere. Mainly, the idea that Kara is really struggling to handle her decision to send Mon-El off, and essentially send him to his death. The idea that Kara finally has to deal with a true sense of grief and losing someone based on a decision she made is a nice way to change up how viewer’s have seen the character; however, “Triggers,” continues to expand on that idea and even reveal that other main characters might run into similar problems.
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- Blaise Hopkins
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