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Posted Sunday 8/05/18 at 3:40PM EDT
The Americans and Anthony Bourdain were honored at the TCA Awards
The FX drama won program of the year and individual achievement in drama for Keri Russell. Last night's awards also honored the late Anthony Bourdain for oustanding achievement in news and information, Rita Moreno for lifetime achievement and Friends with the Heritage Award.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Gloria Estefan to guest on One Day at a Time
The Grammy-winning singer and voice behind the Netflix comedy's theme song will play Mirtha, the baby sister and arch-nemesis of Rita Moreno's Lydia.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
John Oliver enlists William Shatner, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin and other beloved senior citizens to warn about the guardianship scam
Source: The A.V. Club
Cloris Leachman and Fred Willard also appeared in the Last Week Tonight public service announcement warning elderly people about scammers who prey on the elderly by becoming their guardians against their will.
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 1:56PM EDT
ABC cancels Roseanne after Roseanne Barr's racist tweet
"Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement following the furor over Barr comparing former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape in a tweet this morning. Barr apologized soon after and vowed to quit Twitter. This is the first time ABC has taken action in response to Barr's controversial tweets. ABC's cancelation came less than two hours after consulting producer Wanda Sykes quit the show. This isn't the first time Barr has compared a black Obama administration official to an ape. In 2013, she tweeted that Susan Rice "is a man with big swinging ape balls." A half hour before ABC announced its cancelation, Sara Gilbert reacted to her TV mom's racist tweet: "Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least. This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member."
- Disney CEO Bob Iger praised the cancelation: "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing"
- Emma Kenney was planning to quit the show after Roseanne's tweet: "I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable... As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I found out the show got cancelled. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes , Channing Dungey and those at ABC standing up against abuse of power and lack of values. Bullies do not win. Ever."
- Shonda Rhimes tweeted praise for ABC's decision: "Thank you, Channing...The terrible part is all of the talented innocent people who worked on that show now suffer because of this. #notjustice...But honestly she got what she deserved. As I tell my 4 year old, one makes a choice with one’s actions. Roseanne made a choice. A racist one. ABC made a choice. A human one."
- Showrunner Bruce Helford responds to cancelation: "On behalf of all the writers and producers, we worked incredibly hard to create an amazing show. I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is."
- Roseanne Barr dropped by her agency: "We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning"
- Black-ish creator Kenya Barris says "Bye-bye!!!" on Instagram
- Rita Moreno calls Roseanne "a sorry excuse for a human being...Your meanness is staggering and will earn you a ticket to a sad, lonely and sorry life"
- Valerie Jarett was already scheduled to appear on MSNBC tonight as part of a "Everyday Racism in America" special
# TOPICS: Roseanne, ABC, Bob Iger, Bruce Helford, Channing Dungey, Emma Kenney, Kenya Barris, Rita Moreno, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Shonda Rhimes, Valerie Jarrett, Wanda Sykes, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
One Day at a Time is one of TV's best shows, so why hasn't Netflix renewed it for Season 3?
The revival of the Norman Lear classic sitcom "represents one of Netflix’s riskier gambits," says Maureen Ryan. So it's unusual that the rule-breaking streaming service hasn't yet renewed One Day at a Time for a third season. "Even if it wasn’t one of the service’s more popular comedies, and even if the media wasn’t in love with it, Netflix should still renew the show, because it is a feather in the company’s cap," says Ryan. "It provides proof that Netflix is committed to quality shows that not only inspire passionate fans, but do real good in the world. It’s a show about a Cuban-American family that addresses issues of LGBT acceptance, PTSD, financial insecurity and mental illness with grace and insight, and it still manages to be really, really funny. That’s one hell of an achievement, one that Netflix should be celebrating with a renewal. It shouldn’t be making fans sweat the program’s very survival, a spectacle that, at this point, is starting to look unseemly."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Rita Moreno is the key to One Day at a Time’s success
“She is a one-woman, humor-driven diversion machine, so charming and self-assured that when you finally recognize an episode’s immense and fraught message, you’re already won to her side,” says Kathryn VanArendonk. “Moreno’s performance allows the show to avert the precious vibes of a Very Special Episode, and the story sails along on the giddy currents of Lydia’s personality rather than its own hot air. One Day at a Time is a fantastic show, and all of its actors are crucial to what makes it tick. But Moreno’s performance as Lydia is what lets the show feel so vital and heartbreaking on the most contentious cultural touch points, while still guaranteeing the audience will hang on for the ride.”
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Go behind the scenes of the emotional One Day at a Time Season 2 episode that made Rita Moreno cry
Source: Los Angeles Times
The series writers discuss their approach to “What Happened,” Season 2’s eighth episode, which left Rita Moreno and other cast members crying off-camera.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
New York Times was called out for referring to Rita Moreno as Norman Lear’s “guest”
The One Day at a Time star is one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Yet on the red carpet with the legendary Norman Lear (who created her Netflix comedy), she was referred to in a Times caption as “Norman Lear and a guest.” The Times later corrected the caption.