‘Friends From College’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix
“Friends From College” is heading back to town. Netflix has renewed the comedy from co-creators Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for an eight-episode second season. The series centers on a group of Harvard pals played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne). Also Read: 'Friends From College': Every Character Ranked From Hateable to Hopeless (Photos) Stoller (“Neighbors”) directs, and Delbanco is a writer on the series that debuted its first season last month. “Friends From College” joins other recently renewed Netflix series “Ozark,” “Glow” and “Iron Fist. »
- Ryan Gajewski
‘The Flash’ Adds Katee Sackhoff as a Recurring Villain
Like any upcoming season of a DC superhero TV series, there’s a need for plenty of villains. EW reports that The Flash has landed Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff to play “DC Comics villain Amunet Black, a.k.a Blacksmith, a steely and badass boss of an underground black market for supervillains. Amunet uses every means possible, including the long list of metahumans under her thumb, to ensure her illicit enterprise thrives.” The character was first introduced in the comics in 2001, and she gets the name “Blacksmith” from her ability to reshape metal and merge it with flesh. … »
- Matt Goldberg
Which Side Should I Take in the Sansa Versus Arya Conflict on Game of Thrones?
The conflict between Sansa and Arya Stark reached potentially stabby proportions during this week’s Game of Thrones. Yes, the two sisters have been in each other’s orbit for exactly three episodes, and already the threat of murder is on the table. This is very much in keeping with the unofficial theme of season seven, which is: “Well, that escalated quickly.” »
- Jen Chaney
VH1 Orders ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 and More ‘Untucked’ (Exclusive)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” will officially be back for a third season, Variety has learned exclusively. Additionally, VH1 has greenlit another season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” the behind-the-scenes after-show for the reality competition.
“The world is calling out to see more of these beautiful queens and I am going to give them every bit of it they can handle,” executive producer and host RuPaul says. “‘All Stars’ represent the best of the breasts, legs, and thighs. They are giving everything and you’re not going to want to miss it!”
The third installment of “All Stars” will mark the return of “Drag Race” to VH1 after moving there from sister Viacom network Logo. This will be the first time “All Stars” will run exclusively on VH1, which executive producer Tom Campbell tells Variety will give the competing queens a new and larger platform. “I think there’s going to be queens that the »
- Danielle Turchiano
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions Developing Two New Comedy Series With CBS, CBS TV Studios
The first project, set up at CBS, is based on the book “Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F—ing Idiot,” which was written by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses, due out later this year. The network is looking to develop the book as a single-camera comedy series that explores how millennials date. Schwartz and Moses will also write the series. Schwartz will executive produce along with Ferrell, McKay, and Kevin Messick. CBS Television Studios will produce.
The second project hails from Gloria Sanchez, the female-centric production arm of Gary Sanchez. It is a comedy series starring Isla Fisher, with the plot currently being kept under wraps. CBS Television Studios is about to go to market with the project. Erica Rivinoja will write with Jake Szymanski directing.
- Joe Otterson
Variety’s 2017 TV Producers Impact Report
Variety’s annual report of showrunners who made an impact on the 2016-17 TV season. »
- Joe Otterson, Danielle Turchiano and Elizabeth Wagmeister
Obscure Movie Characters We Love: Daniel Clamp in Gremlins 2
Bit players are the fun part of the movie some time, and at others they can drag it down. In this case however the bit player in Gremlins 2, a film that probably shouldn’t have been made, is Daniel Clamp. John Glover is the kind of actor you don’t see that often but when you do he’s usually a rather off the wall character that adds a bit of spice to a film or TV show. He’s been on Law and Order: Criminal Intent a few times and he’s been around other venues as well. Almost all the time he’s
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Watch a Two Year Old Mistake a Batman Statue For Her Dad
To start off with this little girl is just too cute. You can see her looking up but at first you have no idea just what she’s looking at. When she’s asked who that is she says “daddy” and you immediately assume that her father is standing nearby doing something or perhaps looking back at her. Then the camera pans away eventually and you see a statue of Batman. Then you kind begin to wonder a little. There’s nothing bad about it really, it’s just very cute that the little girl would look at the statue and say daddy. Maybe
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Javi Marroquin
It doesn’t take much to be a star these days it seems, as Javi Marroquin and a few others would attest to. The young man owes his fame to the show Teen Moms 2, a rather insipid TV show about the lives of teenage mothers that are struggling for one reason or another and also have massive issues with their husbands, boyfriends, exes, or various other relations. I’ll admit it, right now it’s giving me a headache trying to think on why so many people find the show that popular when the issue it deals with it something that most
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‘La La Land,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Among 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees
The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees.
Among the contenders: Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz (“La La Land”), and Academy Award nominees Mica Levi, Nicholas Britell, Dustin O’Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson. As previously announced, the lifetime achievement award will be presented to composer David Shire (“The Conversation,” “All the President’s Men”) as part of the #WSAwards celebration of jazz.
Following the award ceremony, a selection of Terence Blanchard’s work (“Mo’ Better Blues,” “Malcolm X,” “25th Hour”) will be recorded and performed by Brussels Philharmonic and additional jazz soloists, conducted by Film Fest Gent’s music director Dirk Brossé.
The Academy will announce the nominees mid September for discovery of the year, best original score for a Belgian production, and the composition competition.
Said Film Fest Gent’s artistic director Patrick Duynslaegher: “This year’s nominations reflect the incredible wide range of style and talent in contemporary scoring »
- Rebecca Rubin
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Paget Brewster
It can be heartbreaking for fans when a favorite character leaves the show. Such was the case for many Criminal Minds fans when the highly talented and beloved Paget Brewster left in 2012. Luckily, she returned to the role in 2014 for guest appearances and again in 2016 as a main cast member. Her brilliant work on the series has reinvigorated her career, earning her a great number of fans in the process. Fans who are wondering about Brewster’s past will not be disappointed; her life has been just as interesting as her characters. From her early days on Friends
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- Timothy Hickey
Netflix Ratings Dropped 10 Percent During Total Solar Eclipse
Things were not looking up for Netflix during Monday’s total solar eclipse — because you were.
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Several hours after the astronomical phenomenon finished its crawl across the United States, the notoriously secretive streaming service posted a surprisingly honest tweet about how the eclipse affected its ratings:
but really, there was a 10% drop in plays during the eclipse today. Well played, Moon
— Netflix Us (@netflix) August 22, 2017
TVLine has reached out to the moon for a response.
Donald Trump Lays Out Plans For “Win” In Afghanistan
American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically, President Donald Trump vowed tonight in his first major policy address to the nation since his address to the joint session of Congress in February. Trump said his strategy to move the country forward in its longest war marks a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. He blasted as “counterproductive” previous administrations’ love of announcing in advance the dates it intended… »
The Five Worst Comic Book Movie Villains Ever
There are a lot of comic book villains who have made their way into the movies. Some of them are big, some are small and a few of them actually have a good side, but the ones that seem to get the most attention are the truly evil, nasty, mean and the bad. When we say bad, it also includes some of the worst acting jobs possible. It can ruin an otherwise good film. It’s true that the more popular films have the most horrible villains and we’re always happy to see them lose against the good guys, but it
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
Netflix Lost Its Chill: Viewership Went Down During the Solar Eclipse
Never underestimate the power of the moon.
The solar eclipse on Monday that was visible across the United States stopped people from working enough to get outside, socialize with strangers, and stare at the sun using the appropriate retina-saving gear. By extension, this meant that a good chunk of people were looking at the sky when they normally would be watching their screens.
Read More:Solar Eclipse on TV: Marge Simpson and Don Draper Show What Not To Do
That evening, long after the celestial event occurred, Netflix assessed its viewership and noticed something funny. Its numbers were down during a specific portion of the day. The percentage was so large that the streaming service shared its findings in a couple of tweets:
Hey, just wondering why 10% of you chose to watch a giant rock cover a giant ball of gas when I Have Always Been There For You.
— Netflix Us (@netflix) August 22, 2017
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- Hanh Nguyen
The Worst Movies Denzel Washington Has Ever Appeared In
It’s hard to believe that an actor as great as Denzel Washington couldn’t drag any movie from the realm of the horrible into the house of mediocrity at the very least, but some films just aren’t as able to be saved as others. Even Denzel can’t do everything, especially with so much already working against him. The idea that he could save any film is a nice one and something that his most devout fans would no doubt argue about until they’re blue in the face. But the short and simple answer is that there is no actor that can
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Mel B Inspires Children’s Musical Comedy Series. Shows Kids Dreams Are Everything.
Celebrities like Emma Watson, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney inspire us every day. They do whatever they can to make the world around us a better place. Mel B (Melanie Brown), a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, inspires a musical comedy, Little Melanie. The British book and television series focuses on child prodigy Melanie. She is passionate about playing her Baby Grand piano and writes songs every chance she gets. Executive Producer Melanie Greene states that “ needs a positive - a mentor they can aspire to.” The Ep went on to say that Scary Spice herself is the inspiration
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- Tiffany C. Lockhart
“Glitch” Season 2: What We Can Expect
If you’ve been waiting for the next round of the Australian drama “Glitch,” you can relax. It’s been confirmed that season 2 of the popular paranormal series is a go. The highly praised and award winning series will stream into viewers’ homes throughout the world if you have a subscription to Netflix. The trailer has been released and we’ve seen a few photos, but they’re keeping the details tightly under wraps. Here is what we know bout what to expect from the second season so far. Production timelines Filming for the series is currently underway. They’ve got enough done to
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
Will the UK Comedy “Peep Show” Ever Have a Home in the Us?
In case you haven’t seen it, The UK Britcom “Peep Show” is one of the funniest, irreverent shows ever put on TV. For nine glorious seasons, the show featured the comedy team of Robert Webb and David Mitchell. They play two London blokes, one a loan officer, and the other a slacker who lives in his friend’s spare room. The guys interact on a daily basis with a wacky host of characters, many of them women, who are also lampooned as larger than life crazy personalities. We Americans are addicted to British shows and often we try to remake them
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- Virginia Repka-Franco
TV News Roundup: Hgtv Renews ‘Flip or Flop Atlanta’ for Season 2
In today’s roundup, Major League Baseball has joined Espn for their “Shred Hate” anti-bullying initiative, and Hgtv renews “Flip or Flop Atlanta” for a second season.
Hgtv has renewed “Flip or Flop Atlanta” for a 14-episode second season after airing only five episodes of the first season. The second spinoff of the “Flip or Flop” franchise, “Flip or Flop Atlanta” has attracted more than 7.9 million viewers since it premiered on July 20. John Feld, senior vice president of programming for Hgtv, Diy Network, and Great American Country, said the show “is inspiring to anyone who has ever thought of flipping a house” and its performance was “exactly what we anticipated.” Season 2 is scheduled to premiere in 2018.
Major League Baseball has announced that it will partner with Espn to work on the “Shred Hate” bullying prevention initiative that launched in January at the X Games in Aspen, Colo. The program’s “No Bully System,” which »
- Matthew Fernandez
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