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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Starz categories for ‘Outlander,’ ‘American Gods,’ ‘The Spanish Princess’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Starz. For this season, the premium network has newcomer “Now Apocalypse” (Kelli Berglund), “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons), “Outlander” and “Vida” and limited series “The Spanish Princess” (Charlotte Hope) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Starz lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies, dramas and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEESam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are gorgeous in green in this first photo from ‘Outlander’ Season 5

America To Me

Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Gods

Drama Series

Drama Actor – Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle

Drama Supporting Actress – Yetide Badaki, Emily Browning

Drama Supporting Actor – Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Bruce Langley, Pablo Schreiber

Drama Guest Actress – Laura Bell Bundy,
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Redbox Sets First Original Release: Bob Saget Drug-Addiction Dark Comedy ‘Benjamin’

  • Variety
Redbox is releasing its first-ever “original” title this month: “Benjamin,” an R-rated dark comedy directed by and starring Bob Saget about a family dealing with a teen’s drug addiction.

The DVD-rental kiosk operator is calling Saget’s indie film a “Redbox Original.” What that means: Redbox has rights to an exclusive 90-day window on “Benjamin,” to be available starting April 23, both to rent at its network of U.S. kiosks and to rent or purchase through its Redbox On Demand streaming service.

In “Benjamin,” a family calls an intervention via Facebook for Saget’s on-screen son, Benjamin (Max Burkholder), a 15-year-old they suspect of having a drug habit. It soon becomes clear that those confronting Benjamin’s problems have many problems of their own.

In addition to Saget, the cast of “Benjamin” includes Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Pollak, Peri Gilpin, Dave Foley, Cheri Oteri, Max Burkholder, Clara Mamet,
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‘How High 2’: Mike Epps To Reprise Baby Powder Role In MTV Sequel; Premiere Date Set

  • Deadline
‘How High 2’: Mike Epps To Reprise Baby Powder Role In MTV Sequel; Premiere Date Set
Exclusive: Baby Powder is making a return. Mike Epps will reprise his role from the original stoner classic in MTV’s movie sequel How High 2. The network also set a premiere date of Saturday, April 20 and released a first-look at the show open above.

Epps will provide continuity for fans of the 2001 pop-culture phenom, in which he co-starred opposite Method Man and Redman. He joins previously announced cast including Lil Yachty, D.C. Young Fly, Alyssa Goss, DeRay Davis and Mary Lynn Rajskub, with special appearances from Blac Youngsta, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Lil Baby, and Justine Skye.

Written by Family Guy’s Shawn Ries and Artie Johann, Alex Blagg (Workaholics) & Neel Shah (Powerless), the follow-up to the 2001 film chronicles two young “potrepreneurs” on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up. Lil Yachty (Roger) plays an entrepreneur and stars opposite of D.C. Young Fly (Calvin) who plays his best friend.
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‘Now Apocalypse’ Review: Gregg Araki’s Insane Stoner Comedy Is for Generation Nobody — Sundance

‘Now Apocalypse’ Review: Gregg Araki’s Insane Stoner Comedy Is for Generation Nobody — Sundance
For a TV series promising immediate action in its title, Gregg Araki’s “Now Apocalypse” sure takes its sweet time getting to the apocalypse. In fact, through the first three episodes, an “inciting incident” is entirely absent. Plagued by the same problem facing many feature film writers who decide to try their hand at TV, the familiar 10-episode Starz series is so focused on delaying whatever weird apocalyptic payoff it’s hiding that the early episodes never introduce an enticing, enlightening, or all that enjoyable story at all.

That doesn’t mean there’s a lack of brash, strange moments. The premiere, “The Beginning of the End,” starts with Ulysses (Avan Jogia), commonly called Uly, having sex with a married guy and escaping just before the hubby comes home. Narrating via a video diary he’s making, Uly knows his “gigantic adventures” are going to get him in trouble one day,
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'Halloween' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

  • Movies.com
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical White Boy Rick Night School   Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd). Check with your favorite...
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Detroiters: Season Two Ratings

Live-action, scripted Comedy Central TV series don't rack up big ratings, but they still like to keep a few on hand. The Detroiters TV show premiered last year and did all right by the cable network's standards, so now it's back for a second season. Can it build up its audience and earn higher ratings this time out? Will Detroiters be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A Comedy Central buddy comedy series, Detroiters revolves around Sam Duvet (Sam Richardson) and Tim Cramblin (Tim Robinson). They're two best friends and small-time ad men from different Detroit neighborhoods. Whatever they do, Sam and Tim do it together. And, no matter what happens, their love for each other and the Motor City never wavers. Guest stars in Detroiters season two include Tim Meadows, Bobby Moynihan, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Faizon Love, Amber
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‘Night School’ VOD Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Keith David, Anne Winters, Taran Killam, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Romany Malco, Ben Schwartz, Rob Riggle | Written by Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matthew Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, John Hamburg | Directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Tiffany Haddish and her Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee reteam in the Kevin Hart produced star vehicle Night School. A film which epitomises Hart’s career at the moment as an average simplistic venture into comedy that offers very little in the wake of either originality or personality, yet the recipient of financial success with such a weak time for the genre available for audiences to indulge and celebrate.

Night School is as straightforward and inconsequential, both contextually and conceptually, as one can imagine for such a venture. It is a grab and run sort of operation at the core of production. A cash grab if you will.
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Those Who Can't: Season Three; truTV Series Returns in January

"I'm firing all of you!" TruTV just announced season three of Those Who Can't will premiere in January.

The comedy centers on a group of trouble-making high school teachers. The cast includes Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, Ben Roy, and Maria Thayer. Guest stars have included Susie Essman, Kyle Kinane, Hana Mae Lee, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patton Oswalt, Cheri Oteri, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Rory Scovel, and Baron Vaughn.

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Detroiters on Comedy Central: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch

What's shaking in the Motor City? Has the Detroiters TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Comedy Central? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Detroiters season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A live-action Comedy Central sitcom, Detroiters centers on Sam Duvet (Sam Richardson) and Tim Cramblin (Tim Robinson). They’re two best friends and small-time ad men from different Detroit neighborhoods. Whatever they do, Sam and Tim do it together. And, no matter what happens, their love for each other and the Motor City never wavers. Guest stars in Detroiters season two include: Tim Meadows, Bobby Moynihan, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Faizon
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Stoner sequel How High 2 sets its cast as filming gets underway

Back in July it was announced that MTV and Universal 1440 Entertainment are teaming for a sequel to the 2001 stoner comedy How High, and now comes word from Deadline that the film has set its cast.

DC Young Fly (Almost Christmas) and Lil Yachty (Teen Titans Go! to the Movies) are set to lead the cast as two young “potrepreneurs” on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up.

Joining them in the cast are Alyssa Goss (The Bobby Brown Story), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Night School), NeNe Leakes (Glee), Tameka “Tiny” Harris (Meet The Blacks), Cynthia Bailey (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Shekinah Jo (T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle) and hip-hop artist Lil Baby.

How High 2 is being directed by Bruce Leddy from a script by Alex Blagg (Workaholics), Neel Shah (Powerless) and Family Guy’s Shawn Ries and Artie Johann.
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‘How High 2’: DC Young Fly To Star In MTV Movie Sequel; Full Cast Set

  • Deadline
‘How High 2’: DC Young Fly To Star In MTV Movie Sequel; Full Cast Set
How High 2, MTV’s sequel to stoner classic How High, has rounded out its cast. DC Young Fly (Almost Christmas) is set to star opposite previously announced Lil Yachty in the non-theatrical movie followup to the 2001 Universal comedy feature, which starred Method Man and Redman.

Alyssa Goss (The Bobby Brown Story), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Night School) are also set to co-star. Additional appearances include NeNe Leakes, Tameka “Tiny” Harris (Meet The Blacks), Cynthia Bailey (The Real Housewives of

Atlanta), Shekinah Jo (T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle) and hip-hop artist Lil Baby.

How High 2 is co-produced by MTV and Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Production is currently underway in Atlanta for a spring 2019 premiere on MTV.

Written by Family Guy’s Shawn Ries and Artie Johann, Alex Blagg (Workaholics) & Neel Shah (Powerless), How
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Kyle Gallner & Emily Skeggs Star In Punk Rock Indie ‘Dinner In America’ With Ben Stiller Producing

  • Deadline
Kyle Gallner & Emily Skeggs Star In Punk Rock Indie ‘Dinner In America’ With Ben Stiller Producing
Exclusive: Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films has set Kyle Gallner, best known for starring in Wgn’s series Outsiders, and When We Rise actress Emily Skeggs as the leads in Dinner In America, a punk rock indie comedy. Written and directed by Adam Rehmeier, the film follows two misfits—an on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band—who unexpectedly fall in love and go on an epic journey together through America’s decaying Midwestern suburbs.

Mary Lynn Rajskub, Pat Healy, Nick Chinlund, Hannah Marks, Griffin Gluck, Lea Thompson, David Yow, Jennifer Prediger, Ryan Malgarini, and Nico Greetham round out the cast of the film, which is currently in production in Detroit.

Stiller and Nicholas Weinstock are producing for Red Hour, alongside Psh Collective’s David Hunter and Ross Putman, John Covert of Covert Creative Group, and Sam Slater of Burn Later Films.

Exec producers are Haroon Saleem of Red Hour,
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‘Night School’ Chalks Up $1.35 Million at Thursday Previews

  • The Wrap
‘Night School’ Chalks Up $1.35 Million at Thursday Previews
Universal’s Tiffany Haddish/Kevin Hart comedy “Night School” entered theaters on Thursday, earning $1.35 million from 2,500 screens during previews.

Night School” stars Hart as a hotshot barbecue grill salesman whose store is destroyed in a freak accident. With no one hiring him due to being a high school dropout, he’s forced to head to night school to get his Ged, encountering a very unorthodox teacher played by Haddish. Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, and Mary Lynn Rajskub also star.

The film is projected for an opening in the high $20 million range and has received negative reviews and currently has a 28 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Also Read: 'Night School' Film Review: Kevin Hart-Tiffany Haddish Comedy Earns a Passing Grade

Also opening this weekend is the Warner Bros. animated film “Smallfoot,” which earned $850,000 in Thursday previews from 3,100 screens. The film stars Channing Tatum as a yeti who proves the existence
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Film Review: ‘Night School’ Can’t Get to a Passing Grade

Chicago – “Night School” is the latest undistinguished product to come off the Kevin Hart assembly line. If you’re a fan of Hart’s motormouthed and hyperactive small time schtick, you’ll find that this will just barely passed the test. But if you’re not, this movie won’t change anyone’s mind.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Hart stars as a high school dropout named Teddy whose dreams of operating his own his own BBQ grill store literally goes up in flames. He’s also living paycheck to paycheck while attempting to act like a baller and trying to hold on to his fiancé Lisa (Megalyn Echikunwoke), who is clearly out of his league. So this leads him back to his old high school to take night school classes, to get his Ged through an overworked teacher named Carrie (Tiffany Haddish).

“Night School” opens everywhere in on September 28th. Featuring Kevin Hart,
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Movie Review – Night School (2018)

Night School, 2018.

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

Starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco, Keith David, Anne Winters, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Yvonne Orji, Jacob Batalon, Bresha Webb, Fat Joe, Mason Guccione, Al Madrigal, and Ben Schwartz.

Synopsis:

A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the Ged exam to finish high school.

Take it from a Kevin Hart apologist; Night School is an unmitigated disaster and likely the worst thing Kevin Hart has ever been associated with. This grown-ass man back-to-school flick is worse than I ever could have feared based on the above logline synopsis, as it opens with the hyperactive rambler playing his character 17 years younger as a high school student. Let that sink in…

This flashback prologue is meant to demonstrate that Teddy (Kevin Hart) has some kind of learning disability, hinted at
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‘Night School’ Review: Dir. Malcolm D. Lee (2018)

Night School review: The new Kevin Hart movie has potential, but needs to assert itself, so says Luke Ryan Baldock.

Night School review

There’s something inherently funny in adults returning to school. Of course, many education systems around the world are a joke in the first place (Oh snap!), but that fish out of water scenario is just ripe for reeling in. Whether it’s Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School, Adam Sandler in Billy Madison or even Homer Simpson facing off against a crusty old dean, reluctant underachieving men sharing their life experiences with others is smile-inducing. Now it’s the turn of Kevin Hart, cinemas current comedic cut out. He’s done a spy comedy, a cop comedy, a prison comedy, and a wedding comedy. What’s interesting about Hart is that he can play the alpha or omega male without changing his act too much. In
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Night School Review: Dim-Witted Slapstick That Runs Painfully Long

  • MovieWeb
Night School Review: Dim-Witted Slapstick That Runs Painfully Long
Night School is a dim-witted, slapstick comedy that runs painfully long. Star Kevin Hart shifts his annoying antics into overdrive. He spends the film in a perpetual high-pitched squeal that grates the senses. Thankfully the supporting cast is filled with brilliant comedians. They level Hart's pestering with moments of scattered humor. Night School has an uplifting message, but it's delivered poorly. Director Malcolm D. Lee needed to rein in his lead and cut twenty minutes of runtime.

Kevin Hart plays Teddy Walker, the top salesman at a store that sells barbecue grills. He drives a porsche, lives in a fancy duplex, and has a beautiful girlfriend, Lisa (Megalyn Echikunwoke). But it's all a facade. Teddy lives paycheck to paycheck, keeping up his successful image to impress Lisa and her high-brow friends. Everything comes crashing down after his disastrous marriage proposal. Teddy's forced to look for a new job, but is continually rejected.
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‘Night School’ Review: Hart/Haddish Comedy Gets an F for Effort

‘Night School’ Review: Hart/Haddish Comedy Gets an F for Effort
Only a fool would say that Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish aren’t hilarious. But only a dumbass would argue that their new comedy, Night School, isn’t the worst kind of lazy, laughless, paycheck-begging twaddle. What is it with stars who think that their responsibility to audiences stops at showing up?

Director Malcolm D. Lee, who showed Haddish in all her raunchy glory in Girls Trip, leaves her in the lurch with this PG-13 softball that’’ nowhere near as foul-mouthed nasty as it needs to be. Has no one
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‘Night School’ Film Review: Kevin Hart-Tiffany Haddish Comedy Earns a Passing Grade

  • The Wrap
Theatrically released in the summer of 2017, Andrew Cohn’s heart-rending documentary “Night School” is a compassionately observed account of the onerous ordeal a group of underprivileged adults in Indianapolis weathers to obtain their GEDs. Cohn’s film is a stirring demonstration of the power of second chances.

Girls Trip” director Malcolm D. Lee’s newest comedy, also called “Night School” and boasting a nearly identical premise, is similarly persuasive in its quest to preach the gospel of never giving up. The core distinction between these two effective approaches is that Lee’s uses laugh-our-loud gags in its delivery. Tonally different but thematically synced, the movies’ intentions are thoughtful.

2018’s “Night School” brings Kevin Hart back to high school as a grown man with unfinished business from his teenage past, not unlike his character in “Central Intelligence.” As Teddy, Hart is leaning onto the slightly maniacal and humorously vulnerable trope we
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Film Review: Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in ‘Night School’

  • Variety
Film Review: Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in ‘Night School’
You expect a movie starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish to have its share of highly combative verbal fireworks. And given that “Night School” was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, whose last picture, the deliriously raunchy and spirited “Girls Trip,” showcased Haddish as a one-woman comic hurricane (her character was a gale force of pithy obscene truth-telling), you’re more than primed to sit back and watch the fusillade of low-down insults fly. The first time Hart and Haddish share a scene, that’s just what happens. They pull up to a stoplight in separate convertibles, and he rags on her for being such a loudmouth, and she comes back at him, and the lines get tossed like kitchen crockery hitting the walls, and around the time she assaults him with the word “leprechaun” the two devolve into literal snarls. If this is what vandalistic screwball banter sounds like in 2018, I’m all for it.
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