‘Humans’ Season 2 Gets Premiere Date On AMC

The second season of of AMC’s sci-fi drama Humans, featuring new cast addition Carrie-Anne Moss, will debut Monday, February 13, at 10 PM. Along with the premiere date, AMC today released key art for Season 2.
Written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, the series — which also airs on Channel 4 in the UK — is set in a parallel present and focuses on what happens when the lines between humans and machines are blurred.

The eight-episode second season picks up…

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WGA TV Nominations: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld, ‘Atlanta’ Break Through

The Writers Guild of America East and West have announced their nominations for the WGA Awards, with a passel of newcomers making their marks even outside the “New Series” category: Netflix’s “Stranger Things” picked up a nod for drama series, as did the recently-concluded “Westworld” on HBO, while FX’s “Atlanta” earned one for comedy. DRAMA… Read more »

‘Legion’ Sets Debut Date For FX Marvel Series, Drops New Trailer

We knew that Legion was coming in February next year on FX and today we have an exact debut date plus a new trailer for the Marvel series from Noah Hawley.
The Dan Stevens starring show will premiere on February 8 at 10 PM, the cabler announced today as they offered a fresh look at the mutant drama.
Based on the X-Men character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Steven’s David Haller/Legion has been diagnosed as schizophrenic for the voices and more he hears…

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WGA TV Nominations: ‘The Americans’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘This Is Us’ Among Nominees

The WGA has announced its nominees for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing during 2016. Winners will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.
In the television drama series category, cable and streaming services dominated with nominees FX’s The Americans, AMC’s Better Call Saul, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s Stranger Things and…

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Bertolucci Says ‘Last Tango In Paris’ Rape Scene Backlash Is A ‘Ridiculous Misunderstanding’

Bernardo Bertolucci has responded to reports that surfaced over the weekend alleging the rape scene in Last Tango In Paris with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider was not consensual, labelling it a “ridiculous misunderstanding.”
The Italian director issued a statement on Monday that said: “I would like for the last time to clear up a ridiculous misunderstanding that continues to generate press reports about ‘Last Tango in Paris’ around the world. Several years ago, at the…

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HBO Needs to Rewire ‘Westworld’ for Season 2: Advice From a Former Fan

Like any series that builds a strong following on the strength of its creative, HBO’s “Westworld” is basking in adulation now that its first season just came to a close. But amid all the huzzahs from fans that drown out all other estimations, permit a dissenting voice to enter the fray. This criticism does not… Read more »

Netflix Exec Says Big Companies Weighed By Conflicts, But Sees More Consolidation

Investors continue to speculate about the possibility that a big company, perhaps Disney, might try to buy Netflix. But Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos wouldn’t bite when he was asked at the UBS Media and Communications Conference today about whether the streaming power might thrive as part of a larger company.
“We sell customer satisfaction,” he says. And others suffer from “multi-company conflicts….That’s why the product has been differentially successful.”

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Broadway, Hollywood Mix at ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Opening

The Broadway opening of buzzy new musical “Dear Evan Hansen” had Hollywood connections all over the place. First, of course, were the movie ties to songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, theater-world favorites who are having something of a Tinseltown moment. For one thing, they were the lyricists on “La La Land,” Damian Chazelle’s awards contender… Read more »

Fisher-Price Makes Toys for Sensitive Boys in SNL’s Latest Darkly Comic Fake Ad

For some kids, typical toys just don’t cut it. There isn’t a section of Fisher-Price’s website dedicated to introspective children who are, as Saturday Night Live puts it, “just sort of waiting for adulthood.” 

The latest faux ad from the show Donald Trump loves to hate is a wonderfully weird look at how Fisher-Price might pitch a toy line for sensitive boys. 

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Viacom EVP Content Distribution Denise Denson Exits; Tom Gorke Promoted

Viacom Inc. said today that Denise Denson, the company’s EVP Content Distribution, is exiting the company, and it has promoted Tom Gorke to the role, in which he will oversee Viacom’s Media Networks distribution strategy and partnerships with domestic affiliates.
Gorke had been hired in February 2015 to the newly created role of EVP Sales and Business Development for Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks, reporting to Denson. He had been tasekd with leading sales and new…

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