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Spike Lee’s Netflix Series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Sets Fall Premiere Date
The 10-episode series will launch Thanksgiving Day (November 23). DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), and Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos).
The series also stars Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadeara, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton, and Joie Lee. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, in addition to producing. Lee has previously directed for television, but this is the first time he has directed an entire series. Tonya Lewis Lee is executive producer, with Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage producing. »
- Joe Otterson
‘Veep’ Showrunner on the Season 6 Finale, Plans for Season 7, and Who’s Coming Back After That Wild Ending
[Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for the “Veep” Season 6 finale, Episode 10, “Groundbreaking.”]
And “Veep” is back in the race.
After a year largely spent outside the political arena, Selina Meyer declared her candidacy for President of the United States for the second fourth time in “Veep” history. The Season 6 finale experimented with a new, time-jumping structure, revealed a number of whopping secrets, and ultimately saw Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ politician choose the pursuit of power over the pursuit of happiness once more.
Showrunner — as well as episode writer and director — David Mandel spoke with IndieWire shortly after the finale ended and immediately made two things clear:
“It was always the plan,” Mandel said of Selina running for office again. “In some ways, it was just about giving Selina the happy ending anyone would want — the library at Yale, the fabulous guy, Jaffar, with who she has a shared interest and shares true happiness — and then she throws it all away because she can’t help herself. »
- Ben Travers
Silicon Valley: Here's How T.J. Miller Was Written Off
Warning: Spoilers for the Silicon Valley season finale follow. Read at your own risk!
Halfway through the current season of Silicon Valley, HBO announced that T.J. Miller was leaving the show. The actor, who has starred as Erlich Bachman since Season 1, revealed that he made the decision to allow »
- Sadie Gennis
‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 8 Aims for Maximum Weirdness and Succeeds
Were there more than 20 lines of dialogue spoken in tonight’s “Twin Peaks”? All signs point to no. In perhaps what was the most existential and absurd installment yet of the surreal drama’s return, David Lynch’s attention shifted from a bloody confrontation in the woods to a journey through time and space that barely touched on the modern day. Instead, “Part 8” tripped back to the past for a largely silent (dialogue-less) series of events (it feels a bit much to refer to them as “a story” at this stage) that of course did not skim on harsh violence and strange mannerisms.
Everyone is going to come to Part 8 with their own interpretations and theories; it’s an installment which seems to welcome that. And pieces of it are more successful than others. »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Preacher Season 2 Premiere Recap: Road Kill On the Highway to Heaven
Before moving to its new Mondays-at-9 time slot on June 26, AMC’s Preacher kicked off Season 2 Sunday with an hour that was every bit as sexy, wacky and gory as a fan could pray for. (If nothing else, it had to make at least a few of us rethink our definition of “foreplay.”) But did “On the Road” bring Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy closer to their quarry — God — than it did the Saint of Killers to his — Jesse? Read on; the recap below is your own personal Book of Revelations. »
Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Migos, Remy Ma Among Bet Awards Winners
Kendrick Lamar was named Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Chance The Rapper took home Best New Artist and Remy Ma nabbed Best Female Hip-Hop Artist from such nominees as Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott. Those were just a few of the honors handed out at the Bet Awards in Los Angeles on June 25.
Other winners included Beyonce, for the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, Bruno Mars for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Migos for Best Group. New Edition received a special Bet Lifetime Achievement Award, and before taking the stage for a medley that included the songs “Mr. Telephone Man,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” the boy band trailblazers from Boston were treated to performances of their biggest hits by the cast members of Bet’s New Edition miniseries, among them: “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now.”
- Variety Staff
‘Girlboss’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix
Sophia Amoruso, whose life was the inspiration for the series, shared the news in a series of Instagram stories on Saturday.
“So that Netflix series about my life got canceled,” she wrote. “While I’m proud of the work we did, I’m looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out. It was a good show, and I was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months. Yes, I can be difficult. No, I’m not a dick. No, someone named Shane never cheated on me. It will be nice to someday tell the story of what’s happened in the last few years. Ppl read the headline, not the correction, I’ve learned.”
The series was based on Amoruso’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name. It »
- Joe Otterson
‘Prime Suspect: Tennison’: Before Helen Mirren, Prequel Explores Sexism the Detective Faced in 1970s Police Force
Twenty-five years ago, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) debuted on Masterpiece’s “Prime Suspect,” a show which dug into the sexism that still exists on modern police forces. Now that Mirren has retired the character, Masterpiece has dipped back into that well by turning back the clock.
Based on the book “Tennison” by author Lynda La Plante, who had created the character, “Prime Suspect: Tennison” stars Stefanie Martini (“Doctor Thorne,” “Emerald City”) as Jane Tennison, who is at this point a Wpc — Woman Police Constable — in 1973. Jane is just starting out with the Metropolitan Police Force, and has to prove herself even more in a man’s world that mainly values her as a glorified secretary, who can tend to their busy tasks in between her other duties. She gets her chance with her first murder investigation into the killing of a young woman.
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- Hanh Nguyen
Sunday’s best TV: The Handmaid's Tale; Shots Fired
The magnificent Margaret Atwood adaptation hits its midpoint, as the Black Lives Matter-themed drama continues to impress. Plus: Omg! My Barbie Body
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- Jonathan WrightPhil HarrisonGraeme VirtueDavid StubbsHannah VerdierMark Gibbings-JonesEllen E JonesPaul Howlett
13 Stephen King TV Adaptations Ranked, Including ‘The Mist’ (Photos)
Stephen King has been seeing a resurgence as of late. Many of the iconic horror author’s works are getting new TV adaptations. 2016 saw “11.22.63” on Hulu and 2017 saw “The Mist” on Spike and we’re still due for “Castle Rock,” an original story that takes place within the King multiverse. In honor of all these adaptations, we looked back at all the King works (original screenplays not included) that have made their way to television, sometimes with horrifying results. “It” (1990) That’s right, arguably one of the most iconic of Stephen King adaptations was actually on TV. An edited version. »
- Linda Ge and Carli Velocci
‘Downward Dog’ Canceled by ABC After 1 Season
“Downward Dog” is being put to sleep. ABC has canceled the freshman comedy that launched in May, a network representative confirmed to TheWrap. Series co-creator Samm Hodges, who voiced the eponymous pooch, announced the news on Twitter on Friday with a message from himself and co-creator Michael Killen. “Got the very surprising news that ABC is not moving forward with ‘Downward Dog,'” the statement reads. “They loved it creatively and really wanted to make more, but couldn’t find a financial path to do so.” Also Read: 14 Shows That Were Canceled on Awful Cliffhangers (Photos) Hodges and Killen wrote »
- Ryan Gajewski
Cancelled or Renewed? Status of PBS TV Shows
Which PBS TV shows have been cancelled? How many episodes are there this season? Has a series already been renewed for next season? Below, you'll find a list of PBS' recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows and their current status.TV shows like Arthur & George, Call the Midwife, Case Histories, Endeavour, Grantchester, The Guilty, Home Fires, Indian Summers, Last Tango in Halifax, Lewis, Little Women, Mercy Street, My Mother and Other Strangers, Poldark, Press, Ready Jeto Go!, Sherlock, Victoria, Wallander, The Widower, »
Ratings: Megyn Kelly Hits New Lows
The freshman newsmagazine has declined each week since its June 4 debut to 6.2 million viewers and a 0.8 rating.
RelatedTwin Peaks Recap: Da Bomb Diggity?
Over on ABC, Celebrity Family Feud (7.1 mil/1.4) was steady and easily led the night in both measures, while Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (5.5 mil/1.1) and Not Steve Harvey’s $100,000 Pyramid (5.2 mil/1.1) rose one and two tenths, respectively.
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‘Silicon Valley’: T.J. Miller Appears to Despise Producer Alec Berg and Will Never Return to the Show
“Silicon Valley” Season 4 came to its conclusion last night on HBO, and with it came the end of an era for Erlich Bachman. The notorious investor played by T.J. Miller had been one of the most popular and quotable characters on the Mike Judge-created comedy series, and he said his final goodbye as the series left Bachman stoned out of his mind in an opium den in Tibet. Miller was an iconic presence on the series, and the announcement of his departure last month came as a huge surprise for fans. Many were left wondering what exactly caused Miller to leave the series, and he finally teased why in a wide-ranging exit interview with The Hollywood Reporter
Read More: How ‘Silicon Valley’ Swapped Its Hero and Its Villain And Saved the Show’s Future
One point Miller kept returning to throughout the interview was his complete dislike of executive producer Alec Berg. »
- Zack Sharf
Pretty Little Liars Boss Promises 'Rewarding' Series Finale Reveals, Including A.D. and Ali's Baby Daddy
There’s been much chatter over the years about a potential Pretty Little Liars movie. And on Tuesday, you’re finally going to get it.
PhotosPretty Little Liars‘ 10 Craziest Twists, Ranked
“I knew from the beginning of the season that I wanted this to be a two-hour finale,” executive producer Marlene King tells TVLine of the final episode (Freeform, 8/7c). “This last episode gave the Liars a significant amount of closure; they won the game, and it looks as if A.D. is leaving town. So the finale is structured as a two-hour movie. It’s paced like a feature film, »
Marvel's Inhumans Gets ABC Premiere Date, Double-Episode Launch
Marvel’s Inhumans will make its ABC debut on Friday, Sept. 29, with a double-episode premiere starting at 8/7c, Yahoo! TV reports.
Those same episodes (the first two of eight total) will be exclusively released in IMAX theaters on Friday, Sept. 1.
RelatedABC Fall Schedule: Once Upon a Time Bumped to Friday, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. M.I.A.
Season 7 of Once Upon a Time will otherwise lead off ABC’s Friday line-up, leading into Inhumans (and later down the road, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); a premiere date for the fantasy drama’s “reboot” (or for any other ABC series) has not yet been announced. »
Spike Lee's Netflix Series She's Gotta Have It Gets Thanksgiving Premiere Date
She's Gotta Have It drops on Turkey Day, November 23, so as you're slipping into a food coma you can watch Nola Darling (
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- Liam Mathews
15 Takeaways from Conecta Fiction
Santiago De Compostela, Spain — A higgledy-piggledy maze of cobbled streets, granite-stoned convents and white veranda towns houses, Santiago seems suspended in time. Over June 20-23, it bore witness at Conecta Fiction, an inaugural TV forum, to a revolution: That of scripted TV and nascent Latin America-Europe co-production. The two-and-a-half days were so packed with events as to make nigh impossible much on-site reporting. Following, in retrospect, 15 takeaways from the first-ever Conecta Fiction meet.
1.Latin America-europe TV Co-production: An Imperious Necessity
A boutique Latin America-Europe drama TV co-production forum, Conecta Forum brought together a swathe of high-caliber Latin America channel, broadcaster and fiction TV heads with producers and counterparts in Spain, plus a choice presence of largely French commissioning editors and producers from the rest of Europe. Many, maybe most, had never met. Nearly all sang the virtues, and necessity of international TV co-production. “A few years ago there were no international co-productions, now »
- John Hopewell
She's Gotta Have It: Spike Lee Series Gets Netflix Release Date, Teaser
This Thanksgiving, fans of Spike Lee’s revolutionary debut film can feast on a series update of She’s Gotta Have It.
RelatedGirlboss Cancelled at Netflix After One Season
Netflix announced that She’s Gotta Have It will release on Thursday, Nov. 23, with all 10 episodes directed by Lee. The series stars DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) as Nola Darling (played in the 1986 film by Tracy Camilla Johns), a Brooklyn-based artist struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: cultured model Greer Childs (played by Cleo Anthony, Divergent), protective investment banker Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent, »
Best Performances: Inside Brian Tyree Henry's Powerful, Personal This Is Us Appearance
TVGuide.com's Best Performances series focuses on stand-out actors and actresses from the past year of television. Whether they made you cry, laugh or a mix of both, these are the performers -- and characters -- we won't forget, all year long.
Brian Tyree Henry is having a moment, and it's quite
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- Malcolm Venable
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