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Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Netflix finally renews GLOW for Season 3
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The wrestling comedy earned 10 Emmys for Season 2, yet there was no word of a renewal last month when producers spoke at TV press tour.
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
How Aretha Franklin inspired reality singing competitions like American Idol
Source: The Washington Post
The Queen of Soul expressed interest in 2012 in joining the then-Fox reality singing competition as a judge. As Emily Yahr points out, Idol had a particular connection with Franklin. In 2012, the contestants traveled to Detroit for a special sit-down with her. But it wasn't just Idol that Franklin influenced. "If there was a prize for the song performed most frequently on a reality singing competition show, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' would have an easy shot at the crown," says Yahr. Contestants on everything from The Voice to Nashville Star to America's Got Talent "wanted to be like her, and they wanted to sing like her," says Yahr. "Franklin songs from 'Respect' to 'Chain of Fools' to 'Ain’t No Way' continue to be a reality show staple."
- MTV VMAs producer is scrambling to put together a tribute: "She’s one of the all-time greats so we have to do her justice"
- Franklin's version of the A Different World theme song is the only one that matters
- Late-night hosts pay tribute to Franklin: Trevor Noah recalled growing up to Franklin's music in a a “between the scenes” video
- Don Cheadle recalled to Jimmy Kimmel texting with Franklin
- From Scandal to GLOW: How TV and movies used Franklin's songs
- Scandal first use of an Aretha Franklin was her cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
- Watch David Letterman interview Franklin in 1981 and see her Late Show appearances between 1994 and 2014
# TOPICS: Aretha Franklin, American Idol, A Different World, GLOW, Late Night with David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman, MTV Video Music Awards, Scandal, Don Cheadle, Trevor Noah, Reality TV
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
GLOW's Betty Gilpin: "Being an actor feels like your ego is on a violent pendulum swing between a field of cashmere and a casual tub of knives"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Depending on how the industry is treating you that hour, you either feel like a Mariah Carey sultan or a near-dead irrelevant possum, flashing people for change on the 405," the Emmy-nominated actress writes in a Hollywood Reporter essay. "Spend too long on either side, and you're a terrible lunch partner."
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 12:49AM EDT
Netflix has GLOW awkwardly meet the press without Season 3 renewal news
Source: TV Guide
"These panels are usually to announce a Season 3, unfortunately we don't have a Season 3 (yet)," co-creator Carly Mensch said at the TV press tour.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
Netflix got the most Emmy nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones
With 112 nominations, Netflix overtaking HBO for the most nods "is a reflection of volume, and an emerging status quo," says Willa Paskin. Netflix aired 70 new shows during the nominating period, while HBO aired 20 new and returning shows. "Forget hours: to stay ahead in the prestige game, HBO’s bread and butter, it would seem to have make more series to keep up," says Pasklin. "But there’s another way to look at these numbers. HBO still has way more nominations per show than Netflix does: Of the 10 shows with the most nominations, HBO had three; FX had two; Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix each had one, which is another way of saying that Netflix got the most nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones." She adds that amid the "overkill" of so many potential contenders, Emmy voters glom on to stuff they could actually remember and start using "brands like HBO, Netflix, and FX to look for contenders. Unlike Netflix and the networks, HBO and FX aren’t trying to appeal to everyone, but in terms of reliably attracting attention for their series, they too are the new networks."
- Netflix didn't do a few shows extremely well -- it did a lot of shows very well
- Netflix dominated by having lots of Emmy-approved shows in many categories, rather than one or two overperforming titles
- Don't write off HBO just yet: It landed more major program noms than anyone else, including the top two scripted series
- Netflix officially rules television with its 112 nominations
- A true changing of the guard will happen when Netflix wins in the major award categories
- Amy Sherman-Palladino, snubbed for Gilmore Girls, reacts to 14 noms for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: "Why are they letting me into the club?!"
- John Legend on a possible EGOT: "To do it with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be especially cool"
- Rachel Bloom posts a "Super chill" video of her trashing her office in reaction to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Emmy snub
- Bill Hader always wanted to do something like Barry, and now his show has earned five nominations
- Henry Winkler's Emmy nomination for Barry is his first for a regular TV role since Happy Days in 1978
- GLOW creators are proud to be part of a "really idiosyncratic group" of nominees
- Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, who was nominated for writing, on major category snub: "External validation is a popsicle"
- Jonathan Van Ness was nominated for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones
- Here are the 11 best Emmy nomination reactions -- and two of the worst
- American Vandal and Big Mouth each got nominated -- a huge victory for d*ck jokes
- Seven members of The Handmaid's Tale cast received nominations
- Donald Glover and Bill Hader each picked up four nominations, for Atlanta and Barry, respectively -- and for hosting SNL
- Roseanne wasn't snubbed -- it didn't deserve to be nominated
- The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski on her first Emmy nomination: "I can’t stop smiling, my face hurts"
- Megan Mullally was surprised Will & Grace was snubbed
- Regina King was nominated for the fourth year in a row, thanks to Seven Seconds
- Sarah Drew celebrates her surprise Emmy nomination for Grey's Anatomy: B-Team after she was dropped from Grey's Anatomy
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, HBO, Netflix, American Vandal, Atlanta, Barry, Big Mouth, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Gay of Thrones, GLOW, Grey's Anatomy: B-Team, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Queer Eye, Roseanne, Saturday Night Live, Seven Seconds, Twin Peaks: The Return, Will & Grace, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bill Hader, Donald Glover, Henry Winkler, John Legend, Jonathan Van Ness, Mark Frost, Megan Mullally, Rachel Bloom, Regina King, Sarah Drew, Tim Rice, Yvonne Strahovski, Emmys
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
GLOW's Season 2 premiere drew 1.33 million viewers, based on Nielsen's estimates
That's 1.33 million U.S. viewers for the premiere episode in the first three days after its June 29 premiere. That's well below Stranger Things' Season 2 premiere, which Nielsen estimates was watched by 15.8 million in the first three days. It's also below 13 Reasons Why's Season 2 premiere, which attracted about 6 million viewers during the same three-day period.
Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
GLOW proves that streaming shows don't have to structure their seasons like a very long movie
"The truism about writing a season of a streaming TV show — that it isn’t really TV, it’s a very long movie — is one of the more tiresome, unnecessary clichés currently in vogue," says Kathryn VanArendonk. Even showrunners of non-streaming shows -- from Mr. Robot to Game of Thrones to Twin Peaks and Westworld -- like to describe their seasons as like a "10-hour movie." But as VanArendonk points out, "the problem is that too many shows built for the long haul are boring. They’re full of baggy, meandering stories that equate episodic stories with frivolity and season-length ones with quality. Even more frustrating, the ten-hour-movie phenomenon ignores the potential for an episode to be something other than a plot bucket. The implication is that a show with an episodic framework is something lesser than, weaker, or simpler. GLOW season two is a great reminder that using an episode as an individual unit rather than one act in a film — or a book chapter, or some otherwise meaningless divider — makes the whole season stronger." She adds: "It’s so encouraging to see a show like GLOW approach the streaming form in a way that doesn’t turn the whole season into structureless pulp. The strength of separate units, stories with their own power and weight, doesn’t have to get discarded just because the episodes don’t come out one at a time."
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Here are 10 TV episodes that deserve their inflated run times
From Master of None's 57-minute episode to The Sopranos' 72-minute episode.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
GLOW's first season was like a superhero origin story -- and Season 2 is the equivalent of The Dark Knight
Season 2 of the Netflix female wrestler series, says Jen Chaney, is "a sequel that exceeds its predecessor in terms of depth of storytelling and sheer entertainment value." She adds: "The majority of the season has great energy and sense of purpose, but it runs out of gas as it wraps up its story lines — the last couple of episodes also introduce a few romantic entanglements that feel a bit too sudden — and leaves an obvious opening for a season three. Overall, though, GLOW is the sort of Netflix offering that’s tailor-made for summer. It’s light enough to not feel like work, but substantive enough to satisfy one’s craving for challenging, quality TV."
- Marc Maron is so fantastic on GLOW that he might be its "stealth protagonist" -- which is a problem for a female-focused series
- GLOW provides a kind of meta-answer for why it’s okay that in the era of Peak TV, shows aren’t cancelled anymore
- GLOW has taken on a richer texture and greater relevance in Season 2
- How #MeToo influenced GLOW: Season 2 was going to tackle sexual harassment, but Harvey Weinstein scandal "emboldened" the creators to go further
- Alison Brie: "I love the fight in Ruth," but there are certain aspects of her character she's still learning to love
- Maron says he was drawn to the show because “I was looking to do something that wasn’t inherently me"
- How GLOW built its show-within-the-show episode
- What it was like to ride in Lyft's GLOW-themed limo
- Read the story behind the Harvey Weinstein-esque episode
- GLOW's music supervisor explains the Season 2 pop music choices
- How GLOW made its flashiest costumes
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 1:16PM EDT
G.L.O.W. partners with Lyft for 1980s-themed limo rides
Select riders in Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be able to ride in the limo decked out in 1980s paraphernalia and props from the Netflix show.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
WOW -- Women Of Wrestling is coming to AXS TV
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The cable network has secured the rights to the all-women's professional wrestling league's events, including the digital series WOW — Women Of Wrestling. WOW was founded by David McLane, who also founded the 1980s hit TV series GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) that the Netflix drama G.L.O.W. is based on.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
G.L.O.W. tackles racism and sexism, and has a #MeToo moment in Season 2 trailer
The Netflix women's wrestling series released its "Main" trailer ahead of its June 29 Season 2 premiere.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
G.L.O.W. cast lip sync "Maniac" to reveal the Season 2 premiere date
The Netflix comedy channels Flashdance to announce its return on June 29.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Check out real estate photos of Marc Maron's house and famous garage
Source: Curbed Los Angeles
The G.L.O.W. star and WTF podcast host is selling his home in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles for $749,000.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Marc Maron is getting ready to move out of his famous WTF garage
Source: The New York Times
The garage in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles is where Maron considered ending his life, where he revived his career with his hit podcast, and where he's interviewed such big names as President Obama and, most recently, Jennifer Lawrence. It's the garage that led to Maron becoming a TV star, on shows like Maron and G.L.O.W., but over time it's also become too small and crowded. So he's moving to a new house with a new garage 10 miles away.