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NFL Playoffs Will Air On Armed Forces Net Despite Government Shutdown

NFL Playoffs Will Air On Armed Forces Net Despite Government Shutdown
In a last-minute deal, overseas troops will be able to watch today’s NFL conference championships via the Armed Forces Network, which had its services suspended because of the government shutdown. The American Forces Network usually broadcasts American radio and television programming in Europe and other locations outside the U.S. But the NFL announced this morning that the AFN will keep going for both the Vikings/Eagles and Patriots/Jaguars games. Even if the AFN had…
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PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List

PGA Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Outstanding Producer; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Tops In TV – Full Winners List
Updated with final results: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water solidified its status as an Oscar Best Picture frontrunner in a season where there are several, taking home the top honor at the 29th annual PGA Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. On the TV side, a pair of streaming series rookies — Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Hulu’s drama The Handmaid’s Tale — came away with marquee honors. Del Toro, who won the Best Director Golden Globe already…
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Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’

Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’
Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage thinks the show is coming to an end at the perfect time.

“It’s time,” the actor said at Variety’s Sundance Film Festival studio. “Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.”

Dinklage plays fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister in the HBO mega-hit. Over the course of the show’s run, Tyrion has gone from simple Lannister royalty, to the Hand of the King for the reviled Joffrey Baratheon, to a patricidal fugitive, and now stands as the Hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen. Dinklage added in the interview that it’s never easy saying goodbye to such a beloved character.

“It’s bittersweet when it’s time to move on with everything,” he said. “It’s always the sad part of our business, because you get pockets of great people for short
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‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip

‘The Crown’: Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip
Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip in season 3 of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The British star has been linked to the role and Variety has confirmed he is being lined up to play Queen Elizabeth II’s husband in the series, which streams around the world on Netflix. He would replace Matt Smith, who has played Philip in the first two seasons.

It would be the latest piece of key casting news after Olivia Colman was confirmed as taking over the role of Elizabeth for the upcoming two seasons from Claire Foy. Helena Bonham Carter will play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

Peter Morgan created the show and has always said that he intended to change key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the main characters as they age.

The show’s producers, Sony-backed Left Bank, has Bettany in its sight and The Daily Mail reports Left Bank
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Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)

Emmy spotlight: Karin Konoval (‘The X-Files’) comes out from under the bed and wows audiences with new role(s)
Karin Konoval has already made her mark on “The X-Files” thanks to her iconic performances as under-the-bed villain Mrs. Peacock in “Home” and fortune teller Madame Zelma in “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” but her latest role(s) in this week’s “Plus One” could make her mark on the Emmys. As twins Judy Poundstone and Chucky Poundstone and their two dopplegangers, Konoval effortlessly portrays four complicated, quirky characters who have a telepathic link. And, oh yeah, did we mention Chucky just happens to be a man?

As we know, the Emmys love when actors take on multiple roles — just ask Tatiana Maslany who prevailed for portraying all those clones in “Orphan Black” (2016). Might Konoval earn her first career nomination at the 2018 Emmys for playing this gender-bending group of doppelgangers?

See ‘The X-Files’ wanted Robert Patrick back as John Doggett for Season 11, but ‘scheduling issue’ got in the way

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Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival

Sundance 2018 Indie Episodic Preview: The Most Anticipated TV Pilots and Premieres at This Year’s Festival
Don’t let the title fool you: The Sundance Film Festival has been featuring television programs for years, be it the slew of documentaries that end up on HBO, Showtime, and Netflix or pilots that earn a special showcase like “Animals.” did in 2015.

But 2018 is special. This year, Sundance is dedicating an entire section to episodic programming, including short-form series, docu-series, traditional pilots, and more experimental premieres. It’s all coming together under the Indie Episodic banner, and it’s all designed with one clear mission:

“There is no clear path to series if you’re trying to do it independently — if you’re going to try and shoot your own pilot, and then try and get picked up,” Sundance programmer Charlie Sextro told IndieWire. “There’s a clear way [in] making an independent film: It gets picked up at Sundance, and then it gets out to the world. It’s
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Unsurprisingly, Jessica Chastain Makes Quite The First (Time Hosting) Impression

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Unsurprisingly, Jessica Chastain Makes Quite The First (Time Hosting) Impression
Like with Sam Rockwell last week, this episode of “SNL” works very well to make Jessica Chastain a true part of the show — not just a necessary semi-presence — and make sure that her voice is clear in her sketches. And you know what? As it turns out, Jessica Chastain’s comedic voice (in addition to her voice as a feminist) is pretty weird. Especially when she starts doing voices.

Host: Jessica Chastain

Before Chastain starts doing voices, she’s got to start doing a musical monologue. You know the deal by now, gentle “SNL” viewers. But, said monologue does involve the forever jam “You Don’t Own Me.” And before it becomes a musical number, you’ve got Chastain’s brief aside about wanting to play the nagging girlfriend as opposed to the strong female for once. That particular moment is kind of like Sam Rockwell’s monologue noting he
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Tracee Ellis Ross Speaks Out On ‘Black-ish’ Salary Negotiation After Reports Of Pay Disparity

Tracee Ellis Ross Speaks Out On ‘Black-ish’ Salary Negotiation After Reports Of Pay Disparity
Tracee Ellis Ross is speaking out. The 45-year-old actress took to Twitter on Saturday to comment on her “Black-ish” salary negotiation, which made headlines after a recent story reported that she was making considerably less than her co-star, Anthony Anderson. The article, published by The Hollywood Reporter, claimed that if Ellis Ross wasn’t brought up to Anderson’s level,
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Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59

Bob Smith Dies: First Openly Gay Comic To Appear On ‘The Tonight Show’ Was 59
Bob Smith, the first openly gay comedian to score an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has died after a long struggle with Als. His partner, Michael Zam, confirmed the death via a Facebook post. Smith also was the first openly gay man to star in his own HBO Comedy half-hour, which bowed in 1994, and he and made numerous other TV appearances. His collection of essays, Openly Bob, won the Lambda Literary Award for humor. His second collection,Way To Go…
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Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More

Your Guide to TV's 100+ Reboots and Revivals: The Twilight Zone, Roswell, The Office, Party of Five and More
Hollywood’s obsession with reviving long-gone TV series is showing no signs of slowing down.

In the last few years, dozens of beloved small-screen classics have been brought back from the dead, or at least reworked for new audiences. From Will & Grace and Prison Break, to Dynasty and One Day At a Time, it seems there’s no series safe from the resurrection craze.

Having said that, we’ve compiled a comprehensive roundup of TV’s revivals and reboots, from American Idol‘s imminent return to NBC’s still-in-development continuation of The Office. Even if you’ve scrolled through the gallery before,
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Joel McHale to Host Unscripted Weekly Netflix Variety/Talk Show

Joel McHale is best known for his 100 appearances on the TV series “Community” though he recently finished up a stint with “The Great Indoors.” Netflix, always on the prowl for new, original programming, decided to give McHale an opportunity to host a show about the pop culture and the general craziness of the world today. Of course, McHale’s turn of good fortune comes at the expense of Chelsea Handler, whose show was axed about 3 months ago, lasting only two seasons. What McHale has to figure out is whether or not he can put together a show that will

Joel McHale to Host Unscripted Weekly Netflix Variety/Talk Show
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Days of Our Lives: Abby Has to Stand Up for Gabi

Days of Our Lives fans hear there is a chance someone will be accused of murdering Andre, but it won’t be who you think. We do think we know who did it, but we hear that we might not know who is getting arrested until next week. And we have a good reason to believe Gabi will be brought in and asked a few questions. Will she be a suspect or will someone believe she might have seen something or done something? We don’t know, but we do know things are not going to go well for her. And we

Days of Our Lives: Abby Has to Stand Up for Gabi
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Mo’Nique Calls for Netflix Boycott Amid Pay Disparity Claim

Mo’Nique is calling for a boycott of Netflix, alleging that she’s not getting offered the same pay as white and male comedians.

“I am asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix for gender bias and color bias,” she said in a video posted on Instagram. “I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $20 million.”

Schumer renegotiated the deal, ultimately landing $13 million.

“[Schumer] said, ‘I shouldn’t get what the men are getting, because they’re legends, but I should get more,’ and Netflix agreed,” said Mo’Nique. “When we asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different, they said, ‘Well, we believe that’s what Mo’Nique will bring. We said, ‘What about my résumé?’ They said, ‘We don’t go off of résumés.’

“Then we asked them, ‘What was it
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Facebook Watch is Quietly Turning into Its Next Hit

The first time I saw the phrase “Facebook Watch” I thought Facebook began competing with Apple. But Facebook knows its audience and has created an app that Facebook members can use to find their favorite shows and watch them online. It debuted in August of last year and has received more attention than its marketers expected. Of course, it was silly of me to think Facebook would move into the hardware arena against Apple. As it turns out, they are targeting YouTube viewers. (Hey, at least I chose one of the Big 3 tech competitors.) After research done by Morgan

Facebook Watch is Quietly Turning into Its Next Hit
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Supergirl's Amy Jackson Dismisses Drama Between Kara and Saturn Girl: 'It's Not All About the Love Triangle'

Supergirl's Amy Jackson Dismisses Drama Between Kara and Saturn Girl: 'It's Not All About the Love Triangle'
Ever wondered what it’s like to be an actor coming between a TV show’s top couple? Just ask recent Supergirl addition Amy Jackson: “It’s awful.”

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“I was such a ‘Karamel’ fan before doing the show, so at first I was like, ‘Why, Imra? Why?!'” Jackson tells TVLine, adding that she “really didn’t have to do much catch-up” before joining the CW drama because she was “already a fan of the show before to signing it. So I knew what I was getting into.” (Or so she thought.)

Still, Jackson
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Peter Dinklage Says It’s the ‘Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones,’ and This Is Why

Peter Dinklage Says It’s the ‘Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones,’ and This Is Why
Not unlike Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage knows things. One of those things is the fact that “Game of Thrones” is indeed about to end. Speaking to Variety at Sundance, the Emmy winner said that it’s “the perfect time” for the show to conclude, lest it overstay its welcome. Watch below.

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“It’s time,” the actor said during a visit to Variety’s studio in Park City. “Story-wise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.”

“It’s bittersweet when it’s time to move on with everything,” Dinklage added. “It’s always the sad part of our business, because you get pockets of great people for short amounts of time and then you
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The “Paterno” Teaser Trailer Featuring Al Pacino

Fans and audiences everywhere will get to experience Al Pacino like they have never seen him before. His next feature film, entitled “Paterno” lets viewers deeper into the story that took the college football world by storm. The film is being released by HBO, and is set to be available for streaming come spring of 2018. In case you aren’t familiar with the story that surround Joe Paterno, we will give you an inside scoop to the stunning scandal that swept the nation back in 2011. A Little Background Joe Paterno was a well renowned athletic director and subsequent head

The “Paterno” Teaser Trailer Featuring Al Pacino
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Young and the Restless: Jack’s Problems Get in the Way of Philly

Young and the Restless fans are going to see things get a little tense between Phyllis and Billy because neither of them can manage to stay out of everyone’s problems. They are going to find themselves in the middle of the issues Jack is having at Jabot, and they will clash again. They just ended up back together after that business made it difficult for them to be together, and here they are again. They cannot get it together. And now they are back to the same place, and they are repeating the same bad habits. And what does that

Young and the Restless: Jack’s Problems Get in the Way of Philly
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White House Correspondent April Ryan Tells CNN News Organizations Have Police “On Speed Dial” For Death Threats

Update, with video April Ryan, the White House correspondent who asked President Donald Trump if he is a racist, told CNN today that news organizations in the age of Trump have “the FBI and local police on speed dial” for death threats against reporters. “Death threats, yes,” Ryan told a seemingly surprised Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Reliable Sources. “For asking questions and reporting. Me personally.” Asked by Stelter what reporters do when threatened, Ryan said…
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‘SNL’: Jessica Chastain Breaks Character to Ask What Even Matters Anymore — Watch

‘SNL’: Jessica Chastain Breaks Character to Ask What Even Matters Anymore — Watch
Jessica Chastain was excited to host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time last night, but you’d never know it from the show’s most overtly political skit. Playing the host of a game show called “What Even Matters Anymore,” the “Molly’s Game” star eventually broke character as she pondered the current state of affairs under Donald Trump — and why none of the terrible things he does seem to have any consequences. Watch below.

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Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Kenan Thompson play the contestants on said show, in which Chastain’s Veronica Elders names something Trump has done (referring to an entire continent as a shithole, having an affair with a porn star before paying her to stay silent about it) and asking the trio whether it even matters anymore. The answer to every question is,
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