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Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 1:17PM EST
FX: Streaming shows now outnumber broadcast shows and basic cable shows
FX's annual Peak TV report found there were 495 scripted original series in 2018: 160 streaming shows, 146 broadcast shows and 144 basic cable shows. Pay cable accounted for 45 shows.
Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 10:16AM EST
Golden Globes: The Assassination of Gianni Versace earns the most TV nominatons
FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story led all TV series with four nominations. Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Americans, Sharp Objects, A Very English Scandal, The Kominsky Method and Homecoming tied for second with three nominations each. Cable TV had the most nominations with 32, followed by 19 for streaming services and four for broadcast networks. Among the nominees are Golden Globe Awards co-host Sandra Oh, who is up for best actress for Killing Eve.
- FX was No. 1 with 10 nominations, followed by HBO and Amazon with nine each
- This Is Us is the biggest snub, getting completely shut out after winning awards its first two seasons
- Atlanta's snub generates Twitter outrage
- Westworld, Maniac, The Handmaid's Tale, Ted Danson and Jodie Comer were among the biggest snubs
- The Good Place, The Americans, Dirty John's Connie Britton, The Alienist, Candice Bergen and Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? were the biggest surprises
- Pose, with its cast featuring five transgender actresses, makes history with its drama nomination
- Murphy Brown wasn't nominated, but Candice Bergen earned her 9th nomination for the CBS role
- From Homecoming to Kidding to The Kominsky Method: Golden Globes stuck to its tendency to honor new shows
# TOPICS: Golden Globe Awards, Amazon, FX, HBO, NBC, The Americans, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Atlanta, Barry, Homecoming, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sharp Objects, This is Us, A Very English Scandal, Sandra Oh, Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Posted Monday 11/19/18 at 1:04PM EST
FX's Fosse/Verdon announces its main cast
Margaret Qually will join Norbert Leo Butz, Paul Reiser, Evan Handler and Nate Corddry on the eight-episode limited series telling the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.
Posted Friday 11/16/18 at 6:23PM EST
FX developing cult crime drama Piety from Noah Hawley
The Fargo creator is teaming with writer Wes Brown on a "character-driven crime story set in and around a cult in the American West."
Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 10:34PM EST
Brian Tyree Henry on his Atlanta co-stars: "I would f*cking kill for those people"
"I love them," Henry says in a GQ profile of his breakout success thanks to the FX series. "Yesterday was Keith's birthday, and all I did was send a big-ass f*cking all-cap text: HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love them, man. It's very rare. I wonder if the Friends cast felt this sh*t. I wonder if the Seinfeld cast felt this shit. I wonder if the Living Single cast felt this sh*t. These three human beings exceed any expectation that I could ever expect of what love is.”
Posted Wednesday 11/07/18 at 2:51PM EST
Kurt Sutter explains Mayans MC's season finale, says he doesn't know what happens next
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"It's sort of the Sons schedule," says Sutter of working on Season 2. "I'll probably start back up with the writers at the end of January. We'll go back into production around the end of May. I like to have at least 16 to 18 weeks up front with my writers to get a grip on things. We'll probably shoot for around the same time with the airing of season two. That's the schedule of it all, but as far as the ideas? There's a lot of viable jumping off points."
Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 8:55PM EST
Sons of Anarchy is leaving Netflix in December
Source: TV Guide
The biker drama is the latest FX/FXX series to be pulled from Netflix, following Archer and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 3:01PM EDT
American Horror Story: Apocalypse's Cody Fern responds to The Church of Satan's criticism of his Antichrist portrayal
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I heard about it," Fern said of the Church of Satan's criticism of this season. "I really don’t want to offend anybody, but I find all forms of religious fundamentalism frightening. The response from the Church of Satan is of course ... warranted in some respects and in others, not. I find the whole idea of religion overwhelming and frightening and not for me. So, let them make statements. Listen, I have people calling at me 'Hail, Satan' in the streets. That’s my life at the moment!"
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 1:31PM EDT
FX teases What We Do in the Shadows
Watch two clips from the upcoming vampire comedy based on Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's 2014 film of the same name.
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Julia Roberts is too scared of American Horror Story and its posters to join niece Emma Roberts on the FX series
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“You know everybody divides the world into two groups?" she tells EW. "My two groups are people that like to be scared and people who don’t like to be scared. The first season of American Horror Story came out and the way that I took my kids to school then, there was a traffic light that I always hit red and there was a poster for American Horror Story right at that traffic light. I called Ryan (Murphy) and I said, ‘I’m just going to tell you right now — I don’t think I can watch your show. I can’t support you. I don’t think I can do it.’ He goes, ‘Lady, you won’t get through the commercial.’ Okay, that’s a good friend. Someone who really knows me and so of course I would never watch that.”
Posted Tuesday 10/30/18 at 1:45PM EDT
FX gets Cate Blanchett to star in Mrs. America, playing conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly
The limited series on the modern history of the women's movement will mark the two-time Oscar winner's first regular American TV series role. FX says Mrs. America, from former Mad Men and Halt and Catch Fire writer Dahvi Waller, will explore the rise of feminism and the push for the Equal Rights Amendment through feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug -- and through Schlafly, the conservative firebrand who led the backlash to feminism in the 1970s. “Cate Blanchett is one the great actors of our time — and we are truly honored to have her star in Mrs. America," says FX CEO John Landgraf. “We have no doubt that Cate is the perfect actor to play the role of Phyllis Schlafly, who was one of the most polarizing and fascinatingly complex figures of the ‘70s for her opposition to and role in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, which to this day has never been ratified."
Posted Tuesday 10/30/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Abbi Jacobson's new memoir recalls FX rejecting Broad City because it was deemed too "girly"
Jacobson and Ilana Glazer had spent a year developing their comedy series for FX. “After we got to a place we all felt good, it was handed up to the man in charge, the man we never met, the man at the top. He’d probably never heard of us, the show, or the year we’d been in development, and he wasn’t into it,” Jacobson writes in her new memoir I Might Regret This, which is available today. “It was, as we were told, ‘too girly.’ So, they passed. We were devastated. This thing that was once so far-fetched has actually started to come to fruition, and then was abruptly taken away.” Of course, Comedy Central ended up picking up Broad City, convincing them to change their characters' names from Carly and Evelyn to Abbi and Ilana.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Here's a guide to Halloween TV marathons
Source: TV Guide
TCM, Syfy and FX are among the cable networks hosting spooky movie marathons next week.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 2:36PM EDT
The Americans blooper reel features a Mail Robot mishap
The sixth and final season of the acclaimed FX drama is out on DVD today.
Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Matthew Broderick boards three shows: The Conners, Better Things and Daybreak
The two-time Tony winner, coming off of playing Captain "Sully" Sullenberger on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! musical, has landed on three different shows, including his first regular TV series starring role. He'll romance Aunt Jackie on The Conners, in a recurring role that starts with the Halloween episode. He'll play a counselor on Season 3 of Pamela Adlon's Better Things. And he'll star on Daybreak, Netflix's upcoming high school apocalypse dramedy. The Ferries Bueller's Day Off star is returning to high school, playing the cheerful, upbeat principal in his first TV series regular role. According to Deadline, Broderick's "Principal Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch. In a hashtag-filled world of #metoo and #blacklivesmatter and #timesup, Burr is genuinely trying to be part of the solution: a good guy, an advocate and ally for all. But let’s face it, kids can be monsters."