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Netflix Renews ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ for Season 2
Netflix has renewed dark comedy “Santa Clarita Diet” for a second season. The streaming juggernaut made the announcement, which you can watch above, via YouTube. Season 2 will premiere in 2018.
“Santa Clarita Diet” stars Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as suburbanite real estate agents Joel and Sheila, who stuck in a bit of a rut until Sheila starts undergoing some changes that leave her craving human flesh. But while Sheila is different from the woman Joel married, the two are committed to making their marriage work, even if that means committing various murders to sate Sheila’s new undead desires. Liv Hewson also stars as Joel and Sheila’s daughter Abby, and Skyler Gisondo is boy-next-door Eric.
As Variety‘s Sonia Saraiya wrote in her review, “What is genuinely great about ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ is just how surprising each plot development is. Because it is unafraid to dabble in gore, murder, or »
- Oriana Schwindt
Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman Create New 'Handmade' Reality Competition
Former Parks and Recreation co-stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman will reteam for a new reality competition series titled The Handmade Project that celebrates artisanship. Poehler and Offerman will co-host the six-episode series, which will air on NBC.
"People who make things are my favorite kind of folk," Offerman said in a statement. "Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers. Plus, Amy »
‘Bones’ Series Finale Postmortem: Showrunner Michael Peterson on How This May Not Be the End (Spoilers)
Read no further if you haven’t seen the series finale (for now) of “Bones.” Spoilers ahead!
There are any number of ways to end a series. There’s the flat cut to black; the reveal that this has all been a dream. Most of them involve some level of controversy after the fact. But when it came time to end “Bones” after 12 seasons on Fox, showrunners Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier wanted to send their characters riding off into the sunset fully intact. And so we ended not with a bang or a whimper, but with Booth and Brennan bantering into the black. Peterson called up Variety to discuss the very last episode of “Bones” — and why it may not be the very last episode of “Bones.”
Unlike some finales, we don’t get a special last line of dialogue — it’s more akin to the end of a regular episode. When »
- Oriana Schwindt
Paramount’s ‘Amusement Park’ Movie to Become Nickelodeon TV Show After Theatrical Release
Paramount’s Motion Picture Group President Marc Evans announced that the studio’s 2018 animated release “Amusement Park” is headed to Nickelodeon as a TV series. The TV series is aiming to launch in 2019, said Nickelodeon Chief Marketing Officer Pam Kaufman, who joined Evans on stage at CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas Tuesday. The project is a Ilion Animation Studios production that Paramount will distribute, and has a voice cast that includes Mila Kunis, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Ken Jeong and Jeffrey Tambor. Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Calls 'Baywatch' Cast the 'Avengers of the Beach' Viacom CEO Bob Bakish gave »
- Matt Donnelly
WGA to Send Strike Authorization Vote to Membership
Writers Guild of America’s two boards voted unanimously to send a vote to its membership, raising the stakes in the contract wrangling with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
The board of the WGA West and council of the WGA East have approved the recommendation from the WGA negotiating committee to conduct a strike authorization vote among members of both guilds who have worked under the AMPTP master contract during the past six years — about 6,000 members i total. The negotiating committee took that step on Friday after ending two weeks of contract talks with the AMPTP. The current Minimum Basic Agreement, jointly negotiated by West and East, expires on May 1.
The strike authorization vote does not mean the writers will automatically walk. But a vote by the membership is necessary before the governing bodies of both guilds can call a strike against the studios. The turnout and vote on the authorization question will also »
- Cynthia Littleton
‘War & Peace’s’ Tom Harper to Direct ‘The Rocks,’ With ‘La La Land’s’ Fred Berger Attached
Director Tom Harper, whose credits include “War & Peace” and “Peaky Blinders,” has boarded “The Rocks,” a TV adaptation of Peter Nichols’ novel, with “La La Land” producer Fred Berger attached as one of the executive producers.
Entertainment One acquired the TV rights to the book and controls worldwide rights to the series. Laura Eason (“House of Cards,” “Sex with Strangers”) will write the show, and Harper will also produce. Josh Varney, Ben Pugh and Eleanor Moran of 42, and Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) of Automatik serve as executive producers.
Set on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, “The Rocks” is a love story and a mystery, told in reverse. “It begins in the present day with the death of an older married couple who fall from one of the island’s many cliffs after an argument,” according to a statement. “From this striking opening, the story rewinds through time, following the intertwined lives of the duo and »
- Leo Barraclough
Watch Andrew Lincoln Describing Rick Grimes’ Death on The Walking Dead
Relax folks. Rick Grimes isn’t dead yet but Andrew Lincoln has a pretty solid idea of exactly how he wants The Walking Dead character to expire. As the clips from PaleyFest start to roll in we have a chance to see this little gem from The Walking Dead panel. Here’s the transcript of Lincoln’s heroic death wish. “This is how I want Rick to die,” said Lincoln, eliciting gasps from the audience. “We’re going through a desert somewhere, and I jump off the bus in a very heroic act… I jump off and I’m kung fu kicking, earning my action
- Nat Berman
Grey's Anatomy's Jessica Capshaw on Arizona/Eliza's First Big Challenge, Plus: a 'Great Chance' of a Callie Return
As weird as it sounds, Grey’s Anatomy docs Arizona and Eliza may soon miss the bygone days when they had to keep their romance on the D.L. Now that their colleagues have begun to find out about the new couple, “they have to see what happens when they actually have a relationship — the sex and the commitment versus no commitment,” Jessica Capshaw, who plays Robbins, told TVLine earlier this month at PaleyFest. The question becomes, “What are they now?”
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‘Silicon Valley’ Season 4 Trailer and Poster: Is This the End of Pied Piper?
It just doesn’t get any easier for the Pied Piper team. After innovating the middle-out algorithm and surviving Hooli’s latest attempt to destroy them, it appears the “Silicon Valley” crew are turning against one another in the upcoming season of HBO’s essential comedy. Daniel Clowes (“Ghost World”) has designed a poster for the show, and a new trailer is available. Both can be found below.
Season four appears to begin with the revelation that Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is quitting Pied Piper, the company he founded. Among the highlights of the trailer: Erlich (T.J. Miller) mansplaining the concept of mansplaining to two women, a surprise appearance by Haley Joel Osment and literally everything Jared (Zach Woods) says and does. The entire main cast is returning for season four: Middleditch, Miller, Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, »
- Michael Nordine
‘War And Peace’ Helmer Tom Harper To Direct ‘The Rocks’ For Entertainment One
Entertainment One has picked up television rights to Peter Nichols' best-selling novel The Rocks, with War & Peace helmer Tom Harper on board to direct. Laura Easton (House of Cards, Sex With Strangers) is attached to adapt the series. Harper, one of the hottest directors coming out of the UK at the moment, will produce along with Josh Varney, Ben Pugh and Eleanor Moran of 42 while La La Land producer Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will exec produce via their… »
The ‘Twin Peaks’ Theme Song Gets a ‘Seinfeld’ Makeover — Listen
With the revival of “Twin Peaks” just around the corner, fans of David Lynch’s cult classic are getting very creative online, flooding the internet with memes related to the show. Now, the series’ theme song has gotten a “Seinfeld” makeover, courtesy of musician and show aficionado Maximilian Petrosky.
Petrosky has reimagined the gloomy tune created by Angelo Badalamenti and Julee Cruise for the series and has mixed it with the signature slap bass featured during the opening of Jerry Seinfeld’s iconic show. Listen to the brilliant remix below.
Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast Reunited In First Photos, And It Looks So Eerily Good
- Yoselin Acevedo
Horror Movie Pop Tarts: Fun For the Whole Family
I have to admit it’s been a very long time since I’ve had a Pop Tart. I think the reason is because whenever a box of them is in my house, it doesn’t last more than a day or two. Pop Tarts are easily the biggest breakfast scam in the entire world. They’ve got just as much sugar and fat as cookies because let’s face, they Are cookies. Still though, once those bad boys come out of the oven I’m ready to pounce. But if there’s one thing I can say about my Pop Tarts eating experience, it’s that rarely
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- Nat Berman
Billy Eichner's Visit to Sesame Street Ends With a Crumby Twist — Watch
VideosSesame Street Sneak Peeks: Meet Julia, a Muppet Character With Autism
The host of Billy on the Street — who was recently cast as a mysterious, tank top-wearing character on American Horror Story‘s seventh season — takes a detour to one of New York’s more secluded neighborhoods in a video posted by Sesame Street on Wednesday. And who better to show him around than the ‘hood than one of its oldest residents: Cookie Monster!
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‘Big Little Lies’: Why Reading the Book Doesn’t Ruin the Big Reveal on HBO’s Murder Mystery
Watching the news or using social media is tantamount to asking for spoilers – and so is reading the source material behind some of TV’s biggest shows. That’s particularly true with mysteries based on novels, one of which will generally spoil the other.
But HBO’s “Big Little Lies” proved to be an exception to that rule.
After watching two episodes of HBO’s mystery series, I read the book it was adapted from and, yes, spoiled myself on the ending. But returning to the show a few weeks later, it turned out that juggling both the book and the series at the same time actually enhanced the viewing experience.
Read More: ‘Big Little Lies’ Soundtrack: Listen to This Soulful Playlist From HBO’s Addictive Mystery Series
As “Big Little Lies” approaches its finale on Sunday, here’s an examination of why, even in a spoiler-averse culture, mystery series »
- Hanh Nguyen
Michael Landes Joins Lauren Graham's Fox Comedy Pilot Linda From Hr, Replacing White Collar's Tim DeKay
Linda From Hr is making another major staffing change.
Michael Landes (Special Unit 2, Lois & Clark) has replaced White Collar vet Tim DeKay as the husband of Lauren Graham’s titular heroine in the Fox comedy pilot, TVLine has learned. According to sources, producers decided to take the character in a slightly different direction.
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‘Linda From Hr’: Michael Landes Cast In Fox Comedy Pilot, Replacing Tim DeKay
Michael Landes (Save Me, Hooten & the Lady) has landed a series regular role opposite Lauren Graham in Fox's single-camera comedy pilot Linda From Hr in a recasting. This is one of two casting changes made on the pilot after the table read. Ryan Michelle Bathe recently replaced originally cast Angel Laketa Moore; Landes is taking over for Tim DeKay. Written by Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld and directed by Marc Buckland, Linda From Hr centers on the eponymous heroine… »
‘Silicon Valley’: Season 4 Trailer And Key Art Unveiled
Ahead of the Season 4 premiere on April 23, HBO has released the official trailer and key art for its acclaimed comedy Silicon Valley. At the end of Season 3, Jared's (Zach Woods) clickfarm scam had been discovered and covered up, a scandal threatened to gut Hooli king Gavin Belson (Matt Ross), a side project could become an accidental focus, and Erlich (T.J. Miller) and Big Head (Josh Brener) have a new asset. Thomas Middleditch stars as Richard Hendricks, the… »
Billy Eichner and Cookie Monster Search for Kindness in ‘Billy on the Sesame Street’ — Watch
In search of kindness and compassion, Billy Eichner has taken a trip to a new street — Sesame Street, to be precise. The “Billy on the Street” host is joined by Cookie Monster in the new video, which finds him toning down his usual schtick and handing out cookies to anyone willing to answer his questions.
That includes Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and other residents of Sesame Street, most of whom are receptive to such requests as how to get to Sesame Street and what Cookie Monster’s favorite letter is. The unsurprising exception is the trash can–dwelling Oscar, who refuses to even answer a question about kindness. You can’t please everyone, it seems.
- Michael Nordine
Annapurna Taps Adrienne Becker As COO As Ramp-Up Continues
Killer Content CEO Adrienne Becker is joining Annapurna to be its Chief Operating Officer, the latest exec movie at Megan Ellison’s growing operation. Becker will be tasked with leading the company's business strategy across Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna TV and Annapurna Interactive. She will report to Ellison. In May 2014, Becker’s Glass Elevator Media merged with Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler’s indie shingle Killer Films to creat Killer Content, which added TV and… »
Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Honored with Possibly the Ugliest Statue Ever and Internet Reacts
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous soccer player in the entire world alongside Lionel Messi. He’s considered one of the best players in the world. He’s adored by millions of women. He’s also considered to be one of the most handsome athletes in existence. So the idea of him having a statue somewhere in the world isn’t surprising in the least. What’s surprising is the statue that was in fact done of the superstar. A bust of Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been slammed as “questionable” and “horrifying” after it was unveiled at the Aeroporto da Madeira. Per
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- Nat Berman
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