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Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 2:04PM EST
Kit Harington thinks the Game of Thrones finale will change television
"I'm so excited for people to see it," Harington said on a British radio show. "I think it’s going to be extraordinary, hopefully it’ll change TV again like it did originally, and break boundaries. I think it might." ALSO: This Is Us gives a Game of Thrones shoutout.
Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 5:17AM EST
Susan Kelechi Watson talks Beth's This Is Us flash-forward
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"I didn’t realize that it was going to be on such a large scale, but it really looks some grand ballet studio," she says of Beth's showcase episode. "It was amazing because first of all, Beth made it into the future, which was a concern for many people." ALSO: Sterling K. Brown on Tuesday's episode.
Posted Tuesday 1/15/19 at 4:41PM EST
This Is Us casts Goran Višnjić as Beth's teacher
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The ER and Timeless alum will recur on the NBC drama, starting with an episode that explores Beth's backstory.
Posted Tuesday 1/08/19 at 7:27PM EST
This Is Us casts Phylicia Rashad as Beth's mother
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Cosby Show alum will guest on an episode of the hit NBC series, playing the role of Carol, the mom of Susan Kelechi Watson's character Beth.
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 3:31PM EST
Milo Ventimiglia considered quitting acting when he couldn't land a role for a year after Heroes ended
The This Is Us star tells Access he seriously considered leaving acting and moving to Italy to work as a farmer after acting roles dried up following Heroes' cancelation in 2010. “I’ve had moments where I’ve had to pick myself up," he says. "Probably in my early 30s, I couldn’t get hired in town. I really couldn’t. That was back in the Heroes days. I did not work for one calendar year. One entire year, I couldn’t get a job.” Ventimiglia adds: "I was really having to re-evaluate what I was going to be doing because, you know, it’s a profession. You need to feed yourself and clothe yourself and have a roof over your head. I was starting to see those things minimize.”
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 Tuesday 12/04/18 at 1:01PM EST
How I Met Your Mother licensed for a Chinese adaptation, Last Man Standing to be remade in India and Vietnam
Meanwhile, This Is Us is set to be adapted in France, Turkey and the Netherlands.
Posted Saturday 12/01/18 at 12:30AM EST
This Is Us is finally acknowledging Jack Pearson's flaws
"If there was a scale for outsized, long-lasting reactions to dead parents and that scale went from Luke Skywalker to Batman, the entire Pearson family would rank somewhere juuuust below the Dark Knight," says Alexis Nedd. "And it is...exhausting. It is exhausting to watch this family refuse to budge from their sanctified image of Jack, and their obsession with his ideals is destroying them all. For better or worse, This Is Us finally seems to be acknowledging that the Pearsons’ preferred Jack-ish method of dealing with their trauma — which is to say, ignoring it until the opportunity arises to monologue extensively while drawing on barely related childhood anecdotes — is unhealthy and weird as hell. Several times in the mid-season finale, the opportunity for a true Jack Pearson moment arises and has the exact opposite results from what might be expected."
Posted Thursday 11/29/18 at 7:15PM EST
Susan Kelechi Watson on This Is Us' Beth/Randall rift: "We can expect to see more rocky times ahead"
"Well, it’s a rocky road ahead," she tells TVLine. "It’s going to be a bit more of a turbulent time in their marriage, but all of that is part of the reality of it. We all felt pretty strongly, if you’re going to show a marriage even when it’s going really well, you really have to show the cracks, and the hills and the valleys. You have to be transparent about those things, and I’m willing to go there. There’s a lot that has been building up, I feel, over the past few seasons in their marriage. And this season, especially, things come to a head. So we can expect to see more rocky times ahead for them, yeah." ALSO: Are Randall and Beth getting divorced?
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 1:14PM EST
Why This Is Us' declining ratings isn't worrying NBC
This Is Us' viewership has dipped 15% to 20% this season. According to Josef Adalian, "NBC execs aren’t freaking out over these not-optimal numbers for two big reasons: The show’s audience erosion is in line with similar Nielsen falloffs for TV’s other big comedies and serialized dramas, and even in its somewhat diminished state, Us is still on track to finish the 2018–19 TV season as the biggest drama on broadcast TV and, quite possibly, the No. 1 show on all of network TV."
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 7:20AM EST
This Is Us bosses explain the midseason finale twist
"That was always part of the plan, pretty much since we conceived of the character going to Vietnam and everything," says co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker. "Jack has always been a guy who’s had these secrets and these parts of his life that he can’t talk about, so it always felt to us that there was something big there." Fellow co-showrunner Elizabeth Berger adds: "We loved the idea of figuring out a story where something so complex happens in Vietnam that there was this fractured relationship between brothers, and we look forward to telling that part of the story when we return."
Posted Monday 11/19/18 at 1:04PM EST
Mandy Moore gets married to Dawes musician Taylor Goldsmith
Source: E! Online
The This Is Us star had an intimate wedding to Goldsmith at her house Sunday night. While family and friends attended the wedding, Moore's This Is Us castmates joined her for the reception. ALSO: Moore's rescue cat died in her arms the night before her wedding.
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 10:03PM EST
This Is Us' young stars aren't eligible for SAG Awards
Source: Page Six
Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer and Hannah Zeile didn't log enough screen time playing the teenage versions of the adult characters to qualify for the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year.
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
This Is Us mourns synagogue shooting victims in tribute to "our television hometown of Pittsburgh"
Tuesday's episode featured an end card reading: "Our hearts are broken. We stand with our television hometown of Pittsburgh. To lean more about ending gun violence, visit everytown.org." While This Is Us is set in the Steel City, it is actually filmed in Hollywood.
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
This Is Us' Chris Sullivan sees the Toby-centric episode as a vote of confidence for his character
“It was one of those moments where you know that the audience relates to the storyline but it’s nice to know that the creative team is equally invested in their stories,” he says. “The more we learn about them, the more we’re able to attach in a deeper way to the rest of the storylines and get a bigger-picture connection to the entire Pearson story.” ALSO: Sullivan says the theme for Toby is "to have this conversation and talk about mental illness or depression in a way that’s not shameful."