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‘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, »
Fear the Walking Dead Remembered There's More to Life Than Just Survival
Fear the Walking Dead and its older sibling The Walking Dead are for the most part about one thing and one thing only: survival. It's rare that characters talk about anything besides what they have to do to survive, either in that moment or in the long run. It's such a pressing issue that it takes
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- Liam Mathews
ABC’s 2017 Talent Competition Kicks Off; Expands To UK
ABC's annual search for new acting talent is underway. The 2017 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition is accepting submissions beginning Monday, June 26 through Sunday, July 9. Actors 18 and older can submit a video performing one of the comedy or drama scenes posted on ABCdiscovers.com. Performers are judged on the quality of performance, potential star power and technical skill set. The prize is a one-year $25,000 talent deal with ABC. Based on the success of prior… »
The Five Best Uses of Led Zeppelin Songs in Movies
Be honest, you started humming Stairway to Heaven as soon as you saw the name, right? It’s pretty normal, considering that it was one of the most iconic and memorable songs to have ever been produced by Led Zeppelin. This band has been all over the map when it comes to inspiring others in various ways, and their music made its way to film very quickly as their epic sound and masterful lyrics made their way into people’s consciousness as most individuals can’t help but humming a few notes of their favorite songs. Watching a film that decides to place
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Five Awesome Bomb Disarming Scenes in Movies
It’s one of the tensest moments in the film, that scene when the hero or the villain, depending on the situation, decides that it’s time to wing it and disarm the bomb that’s set to take out a city block or something even bigger. You might think you’re above it because it’s just a movie, but chances are you’re either holding your breath or gripping your seat cushion a little tighter just because the scene has you in its grip. And then….the bomb is disarmed somehow and you can breathe again. Of course, sometimes you have to wonder just how
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Five Industries that Deserve Their Own Dedicated TV Channels
Over the years television programming has become more personalized. You now have entire TV stations dedicated to home and gardening, cooking, and business. These television stations bring in millions of viewers daily. Which got me to thinking, are there other popular industries that could pull in similar audiences? After going through my thoughts, I uncovered more than a few. Here are my top five industries that deserve their own networks. Parenting A parent’s duties are never done. Besides just trying to raise their kids to be smart, successful, and responsible, there are also different stages of parenting that come with
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- Matt Clark
Sky Deutschland, Constantin Film Strike New Movie Deal
Sky’s German pay TV operation has inked a new deal with Constantin Film, securing its movies across Germany and Austria.
The multiyear deal see Sky and Constantin extend their movies deal. Sky gets Constantin titles including “Fack Ju Göhte 3,” “Das Pubertier – Der Film,” and “Gorillas,” in the first pay TV window. Library titles including “The Grudge,” and the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” reboot are covered by the deal.
The agreement hands Sky linear pay TV rights for its movie channels, and also covers on-demand, meaning movies will also be available on streaming, on-demand and download services including Sky On Demand, Sky Go, and Sky Store.
Sky’s acquisitions executive Rainer Ingber, said: “By continuing our cooperation with Constantin Film, Sky customers will also be able to enjoy the most popular German films in the future – whether as an exclusive TV premiere or on demand.”
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- Stewart Clarke
Sniderman Joins Blue Ant from Vice’s Pulse Films
Sam Sniderman will run global production at Blue Ant Media, joining the channel operator, producer and Ott operator from Vice Media’s Pulse Films.
Blue Ant has scaled up with a deal for the production companies in Racat Group, the business owned by former News Corp. and Fox executive David Haslingden.
“Sam brings to the table an acute commercial mindset, with a natural understanding for the creative process and those who lead it,” Khanna said. “He is ideally experienced to take on this new role at our company.”
While at Pulse, Sniderman oversaw the distribution of films including Nick Cave’s “20,000 Days on Earth,” Gael Garcia Bernal’s “Who Is Dayani Cristal,” and LCD Soundsystem film “Shut Up and Play the Hits.”
- Stewart Clarke
Drg Names New CEO, Fox Takes New Role
Former BBC Worldwide executive Halliwell has been at Mtg-owned Drg since 2013 and will now run the business as Fox focuses on working up Atrium, Drg’s fledgling premium Ott drama business, which is being established with former Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer.
It is currently recruiting member companies who will finance high-end drama and take rights for their region, with Drg handling sales outside of the territories covered by the Atrium companies.
“Richard is very entrepreneurial and commercial, he gets things done and succeeds in managing everyday issues while constantly driving the business forward with new ideas,” Fox said of Halliwell’s appointment. “Drg is in very safe hands with him at the helm and I am delighted that we have been able to recognize his significant achievements and contributions with »
- Stewart Clarke
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Peter Krause
Peter Krause is an American actor that is best known for his role as Nate Fisher in “Six Feet Under.” You may also recognize him from “Sports Night” as Casey McCall or as Nick George on “Dirty Sexy Money. ” He’s also appeared in “The Catch” on ABC. He’s a veteran actor who has had a good run that has kept him in work. Fans of the television sitcom “Cybill” will remember him as Kevin, the son in law of the main character. Although he may not have risen to the status of mega-star, he has a decent following of
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- Nat Berman
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