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‘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
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Keong Sim
The days of viewing Asian actors and actresses as second fettle extras has since passed. There is a rise in Asian-American actors and actresses who are demand top billing and expressing their capacity and talent in a manner that is worthy of note. One actor who is consistently advancing his status and elevating his worth in Hollywood is Korean-American Keong Sim. Sim gained a great deal of notoriety for his role in Olympus Has Fallen and the TNT medical drama, Monday Mornings, and he has recently been cast in the Law & Order anthology, True Crime. Although fans are definitely
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- Rick Wallace
Sculptor Carves Super Realistic Dragon From Watermelon
This sculptor obviously had a lot of time on their hands to get this much detail into this dragon’s head. All I can say is, Wow. That’s a mark of being impressed quite honestly as watching this clip in its sped up form attests to just how long it must have taken to get these painstaking details added in. I do kind of wonder why the artist didn’t bother using the whole melon but there are a couple of reasons I can think of. One would be to add a little more stability to the project so that it doesn’t
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Let’s Talk about the “Dice” Season 2 Premiere
So Dice is rolling again. Yes, the pun was intended no matter how horrible it was. As of last night Andrew Dice Clay’s semi-autobiographical show Dice is back on the air and ready to let the aging star do his own thing yet again. What that thing is seems to be another ode to his already faded and almost forgotten career. At one time in film and TV history Clay was a star that a lot of people would have stood by, but now he seems to be a man trying to keep his grip on the edge of stardom
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Bachelor in Paradise: Dean Is Awful and Just What the Show Needs
"This is so f*cked up in every way!" Kristina said, one commercial break later.
That about sums it up, don't it? The first
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- Tim Surette
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
What is this “Netflix Tax” People are Talking About?
If someone can find a way to tax something then chances are they are going to make the attempt. The Netflix tax that has been proposed and even accepted by a few states is not an exorbitant amount, but it is the idea that it could continue to increase that is troubling. Taxes are set into place for a reason and that is to typically pay for the necessities in life that require money to fix, keep up, and otherwise maintain. The argument could be made that a tax for Netflix could be made to do the same, but the
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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
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