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Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 1:57PM EST
Big Little Lies is getting an aftershow on Twitter
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Ringer, Bill Simmons' HBO-affiliated website, will host a Big Little Lies aftershow on Twitter following the success of its #TalkTheThrones Game of Thrones aftershow. UPDATE: The Flat Circle: A True Detective Aftershow will debut on The Ringer's Twitter on Sunday.
Posted Tuesday 1/08/19 at 7:34AM EST
Reese Witherspoon teases Big Little Lies Season 2 with a police lineup photo
"It's all happening," she tweeted.
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 6:19AM EST
HBO offers a first look at Damon Lindelof's Watchmen and Big Little Lies Season 2
The brief teaser showed Watchmen's Jeremy Irons, who may or may not be playing an older version of Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt.
Posted Wednesday 1/02/19 at 10:27AM EST
Nicole Kidman: Big Little Lies should return in June
"It’s looking like June. I think June," Kidman said when asked on CNN's New Year's Eve Live when the HBO hit series will return for its second season.
Posted Saturday 12/22/18 at 1:51AM EST
2018 saw the emergence of a new Peak TV problem: The neverending show
Joining the problem of there being too many shows and too many streaming services is another major flaw in our Peak TV world that emerged this year: "TV just can’t let a good thing end," says Kathryn VanArendonk. "Between shows that unrolled disappointing follow-up seasons in 2018 (American Vandal, The Handmaid’s Tale), shows that premiered this year and have more to come next (Barry, Homecoming), and limited series that suddenly leapt into second seasons that haven’t even aired yet (Big Little Lies, The Young Pope), there is a common thread: Each had a perfectly complete debut season, the sort that could exist as its own satisfying story, and then they all kept going. From the standpoint of sheer bulk, unnecessary second seasons are obviously contributors to the current TV glut. They don’t need to be here, but here they are, and so we’re getting that many more hours of TV to watch. But these unnecessary second seasons are not just a problem of greed, or of a more-must-be-better ideology. They’re the result of a swinging pendulum, and a contradiction buried deep in the foundation of TV storytelling: TV shows can’t end anymore because TV shows have gotten really, really good at endings."
- How we disrupted the fun out of TV: Television has gone from a passive to an active pursuit thanks to the sheer number of shows available
- The large number of TV options is a good thing because it frees viewers from the notion that there’s anything they “should” be watching
- The best new shows of 2018: From Barry to Forever to Homecoming
- TV's best and worst moments of 2018: From Chidi being "jacked" to "Rick dies but then doesn’t"
- The year of "fine TV": 2018 was a reminder that whether something is good or bad can often be the least interesting thing about it
- The best TV musical moments of 2018: From Big Mouth's "I Love My Body" to GLOW's "Makeover"
- TV shows we quit this year: From Saturday Night Live to The Conners/Roseanne
- The 22 most shocking TV character deaths of 2018
- The 25 best TV episodes of 2018: From The Americans' "START" to BoJack Horseman's "Free Churro"
- More of TV's best episodes: From The Good Place's "Janet(s)" to Atlanta's "Teddy Perkins"
- The 10 best TV scenes of 2018
- 2018 in TV superlatives: From the best shirt on TV to the best twist to the most overt product placement
- The best TV title sequences of 2018: From A.P. Bio to Aggretsuko to Dietland and Lodge 49
- The most binge-worthy shows no one watched this year: From Kidding to America to Me to A Very English Scandal
- The best TV performances of 2018: From Jodie Komer on Killing Eve to Julia Garner on The Americans, Ozark, Maniac, Waco and Dirty John
- 12 dumb things TV did in 2018: From ABC spiking a Black-ish episode to The Simpsons' response to the Apu controversy
- The most memorable TV monsters of 2018: From Teddy Perkins to The Tuunbaq on The Terror
- The 10 best overlooked shows of 2018: From Sorry for Your Loss to Detroiters to On My Block
Posted Wednesday 11/21/18 at 6:26PM EST
Nicole Kidman: Meryl Streep invited herself onto Big Little Lies
Source: The A.V. Club
Kidman tells Variety that Streep wasn't actually recruited for the HBO series. Following their big Golden Globes win, Kidman says she and Reese Witherspoon received an email from Streep. "She goes, ‘I suppose now I have to join you.’ And we were like, ‘What?’ The two of us were just shocked," says Kidman.
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Nicole Kidman's young daughters got to play extras on Big Little Lies
Source: USA Today
"They were in as extras in Big Little Lies, which I’ve never told anyone. There I am now being a big mouth," the actress tells Ellen DeGeneres of her daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 7, with husband Keith Urban.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Local teamsters win a $200,000 grievance settlement over HBO's Big Little Lies Season 2 renewal
Dozens of drivers for the HBO series were paid a lower rate for Season 1 because it was a limited series. But after HBO ordered a second season, the teamsters argued that they deserved retroactive higher pay at the episodic rate. ALSO: Reese Witherspoon says throwing an ice cream at the Meryl Streep was one of the "top five moments" of her career.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Reese Witherspoon managed to hit Meryl Streep with an ice cream cone for Big Little Lies
Witherspoon was photographed about to throw an "immaculately put together ice-cream cone" at Streep while filming their HBO series. When asked on Twitter about the picture, Witherspoon responded: "I got her !"
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 4:06PM EDT
Sharp Objects definitely won't return for Season 2
“We’re not talking about a Season 2,” says showrunner Marti Noxon. “This is it, so bask in it while you can.” Questions about the future of Sharp Objects were raised because limited series like Big Little Lies end up returning for another season. ALSO: Amy Adams had "insomnia and anxiety" filming Sharp Objects, but it "belonged to Camille."
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty will see another of her novels be turned into a TV seires
Netflix is adapting Moriarty's Three Wishes, about three wildly different sisters whose Manhattan wedding weekend celebration ends in tragedy. Moriarty will also serve as executive producer.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
Sharp Objects premiere viewership was bigger than Big Little Lies
About 1.5 million watched the premiere of the Amy Adams-starring HBO limited series, which was HBO's most-watched debut since Westworld in 2016. Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies have been compared to each other since they both are female-fronted series starring big-name movie actresses. They also share the same director and executive producer, Jean-Marc Vallée.
Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys wants to make sure female storytellers are "well represented"
That was his goal with prestige female-centered series like Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies. “I think the power of female friendships is timeless so there is just an appeal to the storytelling,” says Bloys. “So it may seem on the outside like we are going to have all female stories all the time, and while I am proud of that, they have to be interesting stories and have something to say about how we live. We are not picking these shows just because they are female point of view, but we are doing them because they are interesting and compelling.”
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 4:58PM EDT
Big Little Lies recruits Denis O'Hare
The True Blood alum is returning to HBO to recur as a new Big Little Lies character named Ira Farber.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Meet the "TV Tourist" who vacations where her favorite shows are set
Catherine Baab-Muguira is such a big fan of The Office she traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania for a vacation even though the NBC comedy was filmed in Los Angeles. "Some people play golf or rock-climb," she says. "I get a little obsessed with my favorite shows, sometimes so obsessed I even commit some light trespassing. I’d say this is one of the pleasures of our era: The golden age of TV has given us a golden age of TV tourism. You can visit sets and settings that take you closer to this bit of popular art you love, so that later you can re-watch it in a fresh way, newly immersed. In the last few years, I’ve gone to Utah Mormon country because of Big Love, the Florida Keys because of Bloodline; Monterey, California, because of Big Little Lies; and Breckenridge, Colorado because of CNN’s High Profits." She adds: "Visiting a filming location gives me an added layer of appreciation for the show itself—its mood, its characters’ motivations, its carefully cultivated atmosphere. When I return to these series, it feels like my viewing experience is suddenly in 360 degrees."