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‘The Get Down’ Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season
“The Get Down” has been canceled after one season on Netflix, TheWrap has learned. The debut season of the Baz Luhrmann series about the rise of hip-hop in 1980s New York was split into two parts, with Part 2 premiering on the streaming platform last month. The series was marked by behind-the-scenes turmoil before it even premiered, with reports surfacing that the pricey musical drama suffered multiple delays in production. The series reportedly cost as much as $120 million for 12 episodes, and went through multiple showrunners, including “The Shield” alum Shawn Ryan and novelist Thomas Kelly. Also Read: 'The Get Down »
- Reid Nakamura
‘The 100’ Showrunner on Who Survived, Who Didn’t and New Setting in Season 5
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not watched the Season 4 finale of “The 100.”) After four seasons on the ground, “The 100” has returned to space, and it will stay there for the time being. “That’s not to say they’ll stay up there for long, but they’re certainly starting the next season up there,” showrunner Jason Rothenberg told TheWrap of early Season 5 plans. He is referring to the seven people who launched into space and back onto the Ark in the Season 4 finale, namely: Bellamy (Bob Morley), Raven (Lindsey Morgan), Monty (Christopher Larkin), Murphy (Richard. »
- Linda Ge
Let’s See What Hints We Can Find in These 28 Screenshots from the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer (Photos)
“Game of Thrones” Season 7 is just a few short weeks away. In HBO’s first major trailer for the season, we’ve gotten a ton of glimpses at what to expect — starting with a full-scale war with the Lannisters taking on the rest of Westeros. We’ve poured through the rest of the trailer to see what hints can be gleaned. Cersei (Lena Headey) went darker than she ever has before at the end of Season 6, and she’s clearly taking her battle queen approach even further this season. The opening image of the trailer: a shadowy Cersei preparing for war. »
- Phil Hornshaw
Ellen DeGeneres Lands New Netflix Stand-Up Special
Ellen DeGeneres will appear in a brand new stand up special for Netflix, Variety has confirmed.
“It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. 15 years,” DeGeneres said in a statement. “And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait. I’ll keep you posted when and where I’m gonna shoot my Netflix special. I’m excited to do it; I’m excited for you to see it.”
DeGeneres got her start in stand up comedy before transitioning into acting and then hosting her syndicated daytime show. Now going into its fifteenth season, the show has earned a total of 59 Daytime Emmy Awards. She also had the honor of hosting the Academy Awards, the Primetime Emmys, and the Grammy Awards. Most recently, President Obama presented DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016.
The new special will mark her first since 2000, when she appeared in “Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning” for HBO.
- Joe Otterson
‘Twin Peaks’: Former Series Star Joan Chen Pitches Her Character’s Wild Return to David Lynch
David Lynch’s wildly anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival is kitted out with plenty of talented faces — over 200, both old and new — but there’s still a handful of original stars who were not tapped to return for the Showtime series. One of them is Joan Chen, who played Josie Packard during the show’s original run (and, incidentally, was the very first face to appear in the series’ very first episode, way back in 1990).
Chen, however, is eager to change that, and The Hollywood Reporter shares a compelling — and kind of wild — letter from the actress that she sent to Lynch, asking for her role to be reprised. Given that Chen’s character ended her “Twin Peaks” run as a drawer knob, it’s obviously written from a unique perspective.
“Dear David, »
- Kate Erbland
‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting
[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]
Gloria Burgle to the rescue!
After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!
It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First »
- Ben Travers
‘The Keepers’ Is the Best True-Crime Docuseries Yet
One of the most distinctive characteristics of Netflix’s “The Keepers,” a seven-part docuseries that premiered May 19, is that nearly every speaking character is a middle-aged woman. This is rare enough that it begins to be surprising, and soon after that, it becomes one of the defining elements of the show — following an interviewee into her living room as she is accompanied by her five small dogs, or reminiscing with another about her loving husband, now deceased. The B-roll notices things like the decorations on the walls, the family photos on the mantle, and the niceties of small talk. These are no Hollywood-friendly million-dollar kitchens, or carefully composed sitcom living rooms. The subjects of “The Keepers” keep cozy homes, in an unassuming, uncontrived way that indicates much about them. In this largely Catholic, working-to-middle class community of Baltimore, “The Keepers” manages to convey a mindset and shared, accepted values by just following the interviewees home.
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- Sonia Saraiya
General Hospital: Sonny Figures Out Ava’s Secret
General Hospital fans know that Ava is in panic mode. She’s doing everything in her power to make herself look innocent over what she did to Morgan, and she’s making herself look even more guilty. She’s wiggled her way into Carly’s life, she’s making donations for their son, and she’s looking suspicious to pretty much everyone who knows her. She’s not doing anything positive to help herself, but she cannot seem to stop. It’s as if she realizes the walls are closing in around her. Her time is almost up, and she’s working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.
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- Tiffany Raiford
TV Ratings: ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Flounders Against ‘Survivor’ Season Finale
ABC’s remake of the classic film “Dirty Dancing” failed to make a significant impact in the Wednesday ratings, coming in well below the season finale of “Survivor” in both key ratings measures.
According to Nielsen data, “Dirty Dancing” averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers, airing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Survivor,” airing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., averaged a 1.9 and 8.6 million viewers on CBS, with the after-show at 10 p.m. pulling a 1.4 and 6.2 million viewers. Nevertheless, the remake drove ABC to its most watched Wednesday in nearly seven months, since November 2016 with the Cma Awards.
On Fox, the season finale of “Shots Fired” (0.9, 3.4 million) rose in both measures, as did the season finale of “Empire” (2.4, 6.9 million), which was also the highest-rated show of the night in the demo.
On NBC, the two-hour season finale of “Law & Order: Svu” (1.3, 6 million viewers) ticked up in both measures and delivered the show’s most »
- Joe Otterson
Ratings: Dirty Dancing Gives ABC a Little Lift; Arrow, Svu and Empire Rise
Oh, Baby! ABC’s Dirty Dancing delivered 6.6 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, giving the network its most-watched Wednesday in nearly seven months (since the Cma Awards) and matching its best hump day rating since April 5.
TVLine readers gave the redo that nobody asked for an average grade of “D-“; be sure to peruse Andy Swift’s “burning questions” here.
Elsewhere on the night….
The CW | Arrow (1.68 mil/0.6, average TVLine reader grade of “A”) drew its best audience since Feb. 1 while ticking up a tenth in the demo. »
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Sasha Pieterse
Some actors emerge as stars with surprise performances, revealing talent that fans did not know they possessed. Others require the right part to break out to a mainstream audience. A select few, on the other hand, appear born to be superstars. Such is the case with the South African-born Sasha Pieterse. Best known for her portrayal of Alison Dilaurentis in the highly popular Pretty Little Liars, Pieterse has emerged as one of television’s brightest young stars. The show is currently in its final season and will wrap up in June. Pieterse fits the archetype of a Hollywood star. She is
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- Timothy Hickey
‘Goliath’ Ups Diana Hopper To Series Regular; Dominic Fumusa Also Cast
Billy McBride will be seeing a lot more of his daughter Denise in the upcoming season of Amazon drama series Goliath. Diana Hopper, who recurred throughout the first season as Denise McBride, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. In addition, Nurse Jackie alum Dominic Fumusa has signed on in a recurring role. In the upcoming season Billy’s (Billy Bob Thornton) newfound millions turned Denise into a trust fund kid, but his drinking and emotional distance have… »
‘Ozark’ Trailer: Jason Bateman Breaks Bad in Netflix’s Cartel Crime Drama, With Some Help From Kanye West
The Byrdes aren’t bad people, they just did a bad thing.
Ok, maybe that’s the wrong Netflix crime drama about a family that finds itself in over their head after some poor decision-making by a character played by someone who previously starred in one of the greatest TV shows of the 2000s.
Read More: The Best Netflix Foreign Language Shows Worth Reading Subtitles For, Part 1
“Bloodline” jokes aside, this is a fine-looking teaser for “Ozark,” the latest drama series from Netflix, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Bateman plays Marty, your ordinary family man, who just so happens to be in charge of a money laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel. When Marty’s unconventional occupation suddenly shifts from a viable way of supporting a family to a surefire way to endangering one, the race is on to flee their comfy Chicago life into the wooded, aerial-photography-friendly environs of the Ozarks. »
- Steve Greene
The Best Netflix Foreign Language Shows Worth Reading Subtitles For, Part 2
Netflix continues to have such a vast array of acquired TV series from around the world that it’s difficult to know what to give a chance. While British shows like “Peaky Blinders” have recognizable faces and don’t require translation, it’s a bit more daunting to commit to a foreign-language series. That requires time and reading before you even know if it’s worth a binge.
Read More: The Best Netflix Foreign Language Shows Worth Reading Subtitles For, Part 1
As part of IndieWire’s ongoing mission to uncover some of the best global series that aren’t getting the attention they deserve, here are some of the best foreign language shows available for streaming on Netflix right now. (For more recommendations, check out Part 1.)
Premise: Think “Devil Wears Prada” set in the world of Emotion, a boutique lingerie company in Tokyo’s fashionable Ginza district. Mayuko is »
- Hanh Nguyen
‘Twin Peaks’: Why It Shouldn’t Have Changed Its Opening Titles
There’s more than a few cast members from the original “Twin Peaks” who did not return for the latest batch of episodes that dropped late Sunday night. Some have retired from acting, while a number of others are memorialized in the episodes’ closing scrolls.
But there’s one non-holdover from the original “Twin Peaks” run that might indicate the biggest change in what the show has become: the opening credits bird.
When Showtime unveiled the first look at the opening credits, gone was the unassuming footage of a quiet Washington logging town, replaced by a more overtly ominous intro. While the updated opening credits prime the audience for an aggressively weirder spin on this otherworldly murder mystery, it loses some of the subtle punch and the humble, twisted-fairytale rhythms that used to kick off each installment. »
- Steve Greene
Helen Mirren Has Sage Advice for Donald Trump in Tulane Commencement Speech
I need to get something off my chest about Tulane University. I’m an alum of this school and on the day of my graduation I was told I wasn’t getting a diploma. I was the first student in the history of the school where a technical glitch in the Tulane matrix said that I didn’t have enough credits. I literally received no diploma on graduation day even though they called me up to the stage. The weekend was essentially ruined and I found out over the weekend it was in fact a computer error. They apologized and all that but
- Nat Berman
Fullscreen & Wattpad Partner on ‘FANtasies’ Scripted Anthology Series
Fullscreen and Wattpad are partnering on FANtasies, a 10-episode scripted anthology series produced by New Form, set to premiere June 22 on Fullscreen. In the first-of-its kind collaboration, Fullscreen will select fanfiction from Wattpad and other social platforms, and adapt it into an immersive narrative starring the talent who inspired the story. Stories will be drawn from a variety of genres including a musical romance, a pregnancy comedy, and a found footage horror… »
‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Gets June Premiere Date On BBC America
The third and final season of David Tennant- and Olivia Colman-starring detective drama, Broadchurch, has been set to make its U.S. debut on BBC America on June 28. The Peabody Award-winning series created by Chris Chibnall concluded in April on the UK’s ITV with a critically acclaimed run that scored an average 10.7M consolidated viewers. Its return in February gave ITV its best drama ratings since 2015. The third season kicks off three years from Season 2 and sees… »
May Sweeps In Memoriam: 40+ Deaths From Supernatural, Scandal, Arrow and More — Which Loss Hit You Hardest?
The Grim Reaper certainly made his presence known during May Sweeps 2017, as roughly four dozen characters across the five major broadcast networks met an untimely, often grisly end during the deadly four-week period (which concluded on Wednesday).
RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2017: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Time Jumps and More!
Supernatural kicked off the bloodbath on the first night of sweeps, April 27, with two losses. The CW series continued to take lives, culminating in a season finale that featured the demise of seven players, including longtime fan faves Castiel and Crowley (the latter of whom will definitely not return »
Days of Our Lives: Daniel Comes Back
Days of Our Lives fans want to know what might happen to Brady. We’ve already shared a spoiler that he will be just fine. He will get a heart, he will live, and he might go to prison. We aren’t entirely sure how that will work out for anyone since he did help a kidnapper cross a border with a baby she didn’t have legal custody of, but we hear she’s getting off on her charges, too. We don’t know for certain yet how that will all work out, but we do know there is a chance someone will be
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- Tiffany Raiford
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