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2018 Emmy Nomination List

The Emmys are here again! And, another round of deserving TV shows are about to be rewarded for their hard work.  👏.  

This year, Game of Thrones takes the lead with 21 nominations, followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld, with 21 noms each. I’m very excited for Westworld (and HBO by extension) I feel the show hasn’t yet gotten the kind of accolade it deserves and with GOT ending next year, this might just be the megahit HBO has been looking for.

Here are the categories and nominees for the the 70th annual Primetime Emmys:

1. OUTSTANDING DRAMA

The Americans

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

This Is Us

Stranger Things

Westworld

2. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Claire Foy — The Crown

Tatiana Maslaney — Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss — The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh — Killing Eve

Keri Russell — The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood — Westworld

3. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Ed Harris – Westworld

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

4. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Lena Heady – Game of Thrones

Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things

Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale

Vanessa Kirby – The Crown

Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale

Thandie Newton – Westworld

5. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

David Harbour – Stranger Things

Matt Smith – The Crown

Joseph Fiennes – The Handmaid’s Tale

6. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Antonio Banderas — Genius

Darren Criss — The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Benedict Cumberbatch — Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels — The Looming Tower

John Legend — Jesus Chris Superstar

Jesse Plemons – Black Mirror

7. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Jessica Biel – The Sinner

Laura Dern – The Tale

Michelle Dockery – Godless

Edie Falco – Law And Order: True Crime

Regina King – Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Cult

8. OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES & TV MOVIE

The Alienist

Godless

Patrick Melrose

The Assassination of Gianni Versace

9. OUTSTANDING COMEDY

Atlanta

Barry

Blackish

Curb your Enthusiasm

GLOW

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

10. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Pamela Adlon — Better Things

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Ms. Maisel

Issa Rae – Insecure

Traceee Ellis Ross – Blackish

Lilly Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

11. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Anthony Anderson – Blackish

Ted Danson – The Good Place

Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover – Atlanta

Bill Hader – Barry

William H. Macey – Shameless

12. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Zazie Beets – Atlanta

Betty Gilpin – GLOW

Laurie Metcalf – Roseanne

Aidy Bryant – Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live 

Kate McKinnons – Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Ms. Maisel

Megan Mullaly – Will & Grace

13. OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta

Henry Winkler – Barry

Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live 

Louis Anderson – Baskets

Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Ms. Maisel

Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Did you favourite make the cut? Do tell. 

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2018 TV: Renewals and Cancellations

It’s that time of the year again. When TV lovers dread getting off the bed for fear of being greeted with the destabilizing news of their fav shows cancelled. Unfortunately, TV renewal and cancellation news are part of life and cannot be avoided (forever 😔). So, we’ll just get right to it: 2018 renewal and cancellation news compiled for your reading pleasure and/or displeasure. 

NB: The shows listed here are ones I deem valid and necessary. The list isn’t exhaustive. 

RENEWALS

Broadcast TV

1. The 100 (The CW)

2. 9-1-1 (FOX)

3. The Amazing Race (CBS)
4. American Idol (ABC)

5. America’s Got Talent (NBC)

6. Arrow (The CW)
7. The Bachelor (ABC)
8. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

9. Black Lightning (The CW)
10. Blue Bloods (CBS)

11. Chicago Fire (NBC)

12. Chicago Med (NBC)
13. Chicago PD (NBC)

14. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
15. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
16. Days of Our Lives (NBC)
17. Dynasty (The CW)

18. Empire (FOX)
19. The Flash (The CW)

20. The Gifted (FOX)
21. The Goldbergs (ABC)

22. The Good Doctor (ABC)
23. Good Girls (NBC)
24. The Good Place (NBC)
25. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
26. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
27. Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)
28. How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) 

29. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
30. Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
31. Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)
32. MacGyver (CBS)

33. Madam Secretary (CBS)

34. Masters of Illusion (The CW)
35. Midnight, Texas (NBC)
36. Modern Family (ABC)
37. Mom (CBS)
38. NCIS (CBS)
39. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
40. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
41. The Orville (FOX)
42. The Resident (FOX)
43. Riverdale (The CW)
44. Roseanne (ABC)
45. Salvation (CBS)
46. SEAL Team” (CBS)
47. The Simpsons (FOX)
48. So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
49. Supergirl (The CW)
50. Supernatural (The CW)
51. Survivor (CBS)
52. This Is Us (NBC)
53. Will & Grace (NBC)
54. Young Sheldon (CBS)

Cable and Streaming services

1. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
2. American Dad (TBS)
3. American Horror Story (FX)
4. American Vandal (Netflix)
5. Archer (FXX)
6. Ballers (HBO)
7. Barry (HBO)
8. Billions (Showtime)
9. Black Mirror (Netflix)
10. Counterpart (Starz)
11. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
12. Dark (Netflix)
13. Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
14. Fleabag (Amazon)
15. Fuller House (Netflix)
16.Grown-ish (Freeform)
17. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
18. Homeland (Showtime) 
19. House of Cards (Netflix)
20. Insecure (HBO)
21. Jack Ryan (Amazon)
22. Jessica Jones (Netflix)
23. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
24. Killjoys (Syfy)
25. The Last O.G. (TBS)
26. Lore (Amazon)
27. The Magicians (SyFy) 
28. MINDHUNTER (Netflix)
29. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Netflix)
30. Narcos (Netflix)
31. On My Block (Netflix)
32. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
33. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
34. Outlander (Starz)
35. Power (Starz)
36. Preacher (AMC)
37. The Punisher (Netflix)
38. Queen Sugar (OWN)
39. Ray Donovan (Showtime)
40. Runaways (Hulu)
41. Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)
42. Shameless (Showtime) 
43. Shooter (USA)
44. Silicon Valley (HBO)

45. The Sinner (USA)

46. South Park (Comedy Central)
47. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Startup (Crackle)
48.The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (Nat Geo)
49. Stranger Things (Netflix)
49. Strike Back (Cinemax)
50. Suits (USA)
51. Van Helsing (Syfy)
52. The Walking Dead (AMC)
53. Westworld (HBO)
54. You’re the Worst (FXX)


CANCELLED


Broadcast

1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
2. The Expanse (Syfy)
3. Harry (Syndicated)
4. Life Sentence (The CW)
5. Living Biblically (CBS)
6. The Mayor (ABC)
7. Me, Myself & I (CBS)
8. The Night Shift (NBC)
9. Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)
10. Valor (The CW)
11. Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)
12. Zoo (CBS)

13. Quantico (ABC) 

14. Designated Survivor (ABC) 

15. The Exorcist (Fox) 

16. Lucifer (Fox) 

17. Inhumans (ABC) 


Cable / Streaming

1. Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
2. Beyond (Freeform)
3. Chance (Hulu)
4. Chelsea (Netflix)
5. Damnation (USA)
6. Dice (Showtime)
7. Disjointed (Netflix)
8. Everything Sucks! (Netflix)
9. Game Shakers (Nick)
10. Here and Now (HBO)
11. I Love Dick (Amazon)
12. Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Amazon)
13. The Librarians (TNT)
14. The Mist (Spike)
15. Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)


SHOWS AIRING THEIR FINAL SEASON


Broadcast

1. The Middle (ABC)
2. New Girl (FOX)
3. Once Upon a Time (ABC)
4. The Originals (The CW)
5. Scandal (ABC)
6. Shades of Blue (NBC)


Cable / Streaming

1. 12 Monkeys (Syfy)
2. The Americans (FX)
3. Being Mary Jane (BET)
4. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
5. Love (Netflix)
6. Major Crimes (TNT)
7. The Mindy Project (Hulu)
8. Nashville (CMT)
9. Portlandia (IFC)
10. Red Oaks (Amazon)
12. Star Wars Rebels (Disney X D)
13. Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
14. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
15. Vice Principals (HBO)
16. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s (OWN)
17. Young & Hungry (Freeform)

What’s Your Favourite Netflix Show?

Netflix has been around for sometime now distributing DVDs around the U.S.A. But since the release of ‘House of Cards’ in 2013 they haven’t slowed down and have continued to churn out more and more original contents with a promise to completely take over the market from traditional forms of programming. This daring move has seen them release so many critically acclaimed shows, and movies. As it seems, there’s definitely no stopping them.

With over 100+ original programmings and more being added to their catalogues daily, it’s almost impossible catching up to all in record time. But those who manage to binge-watch successfully attest to the quality of most of their shows. This makes it somewhat difficult to decide on a favorite. 

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Mindhunters, 13 Reasons Why, Sense 8, Narcos, A series of Unfortunate Events, Dear White People, Orange is the New Black, Ozark, Bojack Horseman, The Publisher and Glow are some of the beat works produced by Netflix. 

So, I ask, which are your favorites? Feel free to choose up to five (5) shows that made you happy watching them.

#Netflix #TVSeries #rinzyreviews

‘House Of Cards’ To Resume Production On Its Sixth And Final Season

‘House of Cards’ to resume production on its sixth and final season early next month.
Following the needs of several sexual allegations levelled against lead Kevin Spacey, he was fired and the show’s production subsequently halted.

With this letter, we can rest again knowing production will resume shortly… without Spacey of course.

Here’s the letter.

Dear Cast and Crew,

As we move into the holidays, we want to express our appreciation for all of the meaningful messages of support we have received from you and want to update all of our loyal cast and crew on our progress and where things currently stand.

We continue to work with Netflix with the hope of resuming production soon. As we continue these discussions, we have determined together that the crew will be paid for an additional two week hiatus – beginning on November 27th and continuing through December 8th.

In addition to the writers, there will be a small contingency of office/accounting staff who will remain in the production office on a continuous basis. Our hope is that the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes, but we want you to know that we will certainly understand if crew members need to find other work in the interim, which will prevent them from re-joining us. We sincerely appreciate all you have done.

Cast and other union members who are not actively working will be paid in accordance with applicable union guidelines through this period and we will be reaching out directly to your representatives to work through the details; we will get to everyone as quickly as possible and appreciate all of your patience here.

These last two months have tested and tried all of us in ways none of us could have foreseen. The one thing we have learned throughout this process is that this production is bigger than just one person and we could not be more proud to be associated with one of the most loyal and talented production cast and crews in this business.

We will provide an additional update by 12/8/17.

Thank you all.

Pauline Micelli

The CW 2018 schedule

Almost every show is going on mid season breaks, to return next year. Here’s the schedule for the 2018 return of #TheCW shows

MONDAY, JANUARY 1
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (Encore)
9:00-10:00 PM VALOR (New Episode)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
8:00-9:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Encore)
MONDAY, JANUARY 15
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM VALOR (New Episode)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM BLACK LIGHTNING (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM DYNASTY (New Episode)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ARROW (New Episode)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
8:00-9:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (New Episode)
Black Lightening premieres Jan. 16, right after The Flash.
#Arrowverse #Riverdale #Arrow #Supergirl #TheFlash #JaneTheVirgin #CrazyExGirlfriend #Supernatural #Dynasty #Valor #BlackLightening #TheCW

Prometheus To Feature In Arrowverse 2017 Crossovers

Are you a fan of The CW Arrowverse?

Did you watch Arrow’s fifth season?

If you answers to both questions are yes, then you’ve met Prometheus (no relation to 2012’s Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel).

Prometheus

Prometheus was the villain to beat, a player on a whole new scale for Oliver and the other members of Team Arrow. Even though he died at his own hands at the end of the season, he won, he caused Oliver enough damage to last a lifetime. And now, its been confirmed that Prometheus, or at least a variant of the villain, will be appearing in the annual crossover event.
This year’s crossover is titled, Crisis on Earth-X, and will be a fallout between our heroes and villains around the multiverse on the occasion of Barry and Iris’ wedding. Prometheus, from Earth-X, has been billed to appear as a formidable foe for Oliver; it’ll be wonderful.

Crisis on Earth-X

The crossover episodes have become a yearly event since inception in 2015; every year keeps getting bigger and better. After last year’s Invasion, one might be tempted to think no way forward, but this year promises to be better.

Film Of The day: Merlin

Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure drama television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on BBC One from 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012 for a total of 65 episodes. The show is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his relationship with King Arthur, but it differs from traditional versions. The show was influenced by the US drama series Smallville about the early years of Superman (Wiki).

Merlin was extremely popular in the years leading up to a boom in TV serial programming. It was a must watch. In the league of the original Prison Break, Lost, Legend Of The Seeker, Kyle XY, etc., TV shows that had good story, awesome characters, and an impressive cast – Colin Morgan, James Bradley, Angel Coulbey, Katie McGrath, John Hurt, Anthony Head – to mention but a few.


Merlin is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur (James Bradley) and Merlin (Colin Morgan) are young contemporaries. Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) has banned magic in Camelot, its use punishable by death, forcing Merlin to keep his magical powers secret from everyone in Camelot other than his mentor Gaius (Richard Wilson). Arthur grows from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends, and Merlin develops into his colossal role in creating the powerful Camelot (Wiki).
Merlin discovers that the king, Uther Pendragon, outlawed magic twenty years earlier in an event known as the Great Purge and imprisoned the last Dragon deep under the kingdom. After hearing a mysterious voice inside his head, Merlin makes his way to the cavern beneath Camelot where the Great Dragon (voice of

John Hurt ) tells Merlin that he has an important destiny: to protect Uther’s son, Arthur, who will return magic to Camelot and unite the land of Albion .

When Merlin meets Arthur, Merlin believes that he is an arrogant bully and Arthur, likewise, has a less than stellar opinion of Merlin. After saving the prince’s life Merlin becomes his servant and the two begin to respect and trust one another. Merlin eventually becomes close friends with Arthur, and another servant named Guinevere (Angel Coulby ). But when Uther’s actions eventually cause his ward Morgana (Katie McGrath ) to turn against Camelot, Merlin must work together with the Once and Future King (Arthur) to save Albion.