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Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category

Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category
Best Drama Series “The Crown” “The Deuce” “The Handmaid’s Tale” “Game of Thrones” “Stranger Things

Spoiler: “This Is Us

Since the above predictions feature three returning series and a virtual lock in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” there’s a lot of room for spoilers. Not only could “This Is Us” very easily land its second straight nod for Best Drama Series, but series like “Mindhunter,” “The Good Doctor,” “Ozark,” “Mr. Robot,” “Better Call Saul,” and, yes, even “The Leftovers” could find their way into the final five. The Golden Globes like spotlighting new series, which benefits shows like “Mindhunter” and “Ozark” which haven’t been crowned by other awards shows just yet. The Globes could be the first, but we’re betting they won’t be able to resist David Simon’s “The Deuce” — given that all-star cast — and last year’s winner, “The Crown.” “Game of Thrones” and
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Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category

Golden Globes 2018 TV Predictions: Bold Picks in Every Category
Best Drama Series “The Crown” “The Deuce” “The Handmaid’s Tale” “Game of Thrones” “Stranger Things

Spoiler: “This Is Us

Since the above predictions feature three returning series and a virtual lock in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” there’s a lot of room for spoilers. Not only could “This Is Us” very easily land its second straight nod for Best Drama Series, but series like “Mindhunter,” “The Good Doctor,” “Ozark,” “Mr. Robot,” “Better Call Saul,” and, yes, even “The Leftovers” could find their way into the final five. The Golden Globes like spotlighting new series, which benefits shows like “Mindhunter” and “Ozark” which haven’t been crowned by other awards shows just yet. The Globes could be the first, but we’re betting they won’t be able to resist David Simon’s “The Deuce” — given that all-star cast — and last year’s winner, “The Crown.” “Game of Thrones” and
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Now Casting: Play Mobsters or Bartenders on Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ + 3 More Gigs

Wrap up the week and head into the new month with this great roundup up new casting opportunities. Background casting continues for Netflix’s “Ozark,” starring Jason Bateman, and you could play a bartender or a mobster on the series. Plus, a major feature film seeks bilingual actors, a fully-staged version of “Secret Garden” is casting its Mary Lennox, and a senior thesis film needs a strong female lead. “Ozark” Background casting continues for the Netflix series, “Ozark,” directed and produced by and starring Jason Bateman as “a family man who moves from the city to the Lake of the Ozarks to begin repaying the money-laundering debt he owes to a ruthless drug lord.” Male talent, aged 25–50, are wanted to portray mobsters. There are also roles for talent, aged 25–60, with real bartending experience. Conservative looks are a plus. The production shoots Dec. 13 and 19 in Atlanta and Norcross, Georgia. Pay is $100 for eight hours of work,
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‘Ozark,’ ‘Smilf,’ and 5 More Shows That Could Really Benefit from an Awards Boost

‘Ozark,’ ‘Smilf,’ and 5 More Shows That Could Really Benefit from an Awards Boost
Whether or not award shows like the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards have an immediate impact on viewership, a strong night at either (or both) can drastically affect the future of a series. Low-rated shows like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Mozart in the Jungle,” or even “30 Rock” and “Arrested Development,” may not have earned follow-up seasons without the repeated embrace of the HFPA, SAG, and other appreciative awards shows that boosted their profile (and their respective networks’).

What matters, in the end, is more seasons; more work; more of what at least someone considers to be TV’s best of the best. The fact that a golden sphere on top of a podium or a bronze statue of a performer can contribute to talented creators continuing their passion projects is pretty special.

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In the peak TV age, it’s also important.
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The Best TV Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spinoffs Now – IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spinoffs Now – IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which character(s) on a TV show that aired in 2017 deserves their own spinoff?

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

I would be down for a show built around Laura Dern’s one-episode role on “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as Wendy Hebert, the flaky “mystery bitch” who wanted to marry Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm). Mostly because Dern is the absolute shit and she should be doing more comedy. And secondly because this could be, as the theme song says, a fascinating transition from the lightly touched-upon trauma Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) endured at her kidnapper’s hand to a darker comedic exploration into the
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The Best TV Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spinoffs Now – IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spinoffs Now – IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which character(s) on a TV show that aired in 2017 deserves their own spinoff?

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

I would be down for a show built around Laura Dern’s one-episode role on “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as Wendy Hebert, the flaky “mystery bitch” who wanted to marry Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm). Mostly because Dern is the absolute shit and she should be doing more comedy. And secondly because this could be, as the theme song says, a fascinating transition from the lightly touched-upon trauma Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) endured at her kidnapper’s hand to a darker comedic exploration into the
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Ozark: Jason Bateman on His Hopes for Season Two of the Netflix Series

What's next for Ozark? Recently, star Jason Bateman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about season two of the Netflix TV show.The drama stars Jason Bateman as a Chicago financial advisor who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin, must quickly uproot his family and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. The cast also includes Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan and Lisa Emery.Read More…
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Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Seeks Female Background Actors + 2 More Gigs

Before getting too engulfed in holiday craziness, catch up on today’s top casting notices. Netflix’s series “Ozark,” starring Jason Bateman, is currently seeking female talent for background roles. There are also opportunities in the new Pasek and Paul musical “James and the Giant Peach,” plus a short film about finding solace in music. “Ozark” Netflix’s “Ozark,” a series starring Jason Bateman as “a family man who moves from the city to the Lake of the Ozarks to begin repaying the money-laundering debt he owes to a ruthless drug lord,” is now casting background roles. Female talent, aged 30–60, are wanted to portray a female president of a state-run organization and a nun. Conservative types with conservative hairstyles are especially wanted. The production will shoot Dec. 14 or 15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay is $100 for eight hours of work, plus overtime after eight hours, if applicable. Apply here! “James And The Giant Peach
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Horror Highlights: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon, Comet TV’s November Programming, The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, Occupation, My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast, Live-evil

Gather the family around the table, count your blessings, eat lots of food, and then maybe check out the MST3K marathon! Also: a look at Comet TV's November programming, Afm screening details for The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, and Occupation, My Neighbors are Dead podcast details, and three clips from Live-Evil.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Announced: Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, grab a heaping helping of Mexican three-layer dip and pureed giblets and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved traditional Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and MST3K stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K never before included in a Shout! Factory Turkey Day Marathon.

Starting at 12 pm Et / 9 am Pt on Thursday, November 23rd, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes,
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Atlanta Now Casting: Netflix Series ‘Ozark’ Is Seeking Background to Portray Blue Collar Workers

Become a part of the ever-growing Netflix family as an extra in “Ozark!” Produced, directed by, and starring Jason Bateman, “Ozark” follows a family man who moves to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri to begin repaying the money-laundering debt he owes to a ruthless drug lord. Male and female talent, aged 20–55, are currently sought to portray rural blue collar workers in background roles. The series will shoot Nov. 20, 21, 29, or Dec. 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay will be $100 for eight hours of work, plus overtime if applicable. Apply directly on Backstage here! Check out Backstage’s Atlanta audition listings! Save
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'Damnation': TV Review

Old cable/streaming drama paradigm: Male antihero is so charismatic that a large subset of viewers come to resent and criticize the complicated, pragmatic female who dares to get in his way. Anna Gunn's Skyler White on Breaking Bad is, of course, the primary case study here.

New cable/streaming drama paradigm: Male antihero is dull and in line with dozens of other TV male antiheroes and yet absorbs screen time that should instead be going to the much more interesting female characters on the periphery. A case study here might be Netflix's Ozark, on which Jason Bateman's Marty is a familiar...
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Filming set to start on Lucky McKee produced ‘Don’t Look There’

Produced by Lucky McKee (May, The Woman, All Cheerleaders Die), director Richard Zelniker’s new thriller Don’t Look There is set to begin filming this winter.

A mystery/thriller about a clinical psychologist (Emmanuelle Vaugier) who’s on a downward spiral as she treats a new patient (Kenny Johnson) that suffers from premonitions. As their sessions deepen, a detective (Kirk Acevedo) solicits her help in hunting down an elusive serial killer terrorizing Detroit during the holiday season.

The film, which stars Natalie Alyn Lind (The Gifted, Gotham), Kirk Acevedo (Insidious: The Last Key, Band of Brothers, Fringe), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw 2, CSI: NY), Keesha Sharp (Marshall, Lethal Weapon), Michelle Krusiec (The Invitation) ,Kenny Johnson (Swat, Bates Motel), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, Drones), Shane Graham (AMC’s The Son, Ride), Kevin Johnson (Ozark), Erin O’Brien (Tremors, Clinton Road), Dave Sheridan (Victor Crowley, Ghost World), Cj Valleroy (Unbroken) and Pip Dwyer (It,
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Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer

Did you get to watch Ozark? If you’ve ever seen anything with Jason Bateman in it you might have expected to hear his snarky brand of humor and even thought that it might be worth a good laugh. But that’s not the case with Ozark. This isn’t a humorous show, and it’s definitely not meant to be. If anything Ozark is meant to be dark, dreary, and only possessed of a few fleeting moments of hope in which the Byrde family find that they can still see a way to get through their current troubles. While the show was in

Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer
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Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer, According to New Audience Metric

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Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer, According to New Audience Metric
A few months ago, a Netflix exec mused to IndieWire that he was actually surprised that the streaming service’s viewership data hadn’t leaked out. Plenty of Netflix insiders know exactly who’s watching what, and when.

Yet, the streaming giant has managed to keep its ratings under lock and key. Accurate data remains a mystery to even top-level Hollywood execs outside of the Netflix bubble.

That’s starting to change, as more services chip away at the facade of Netflix ratings. Parrot Analytics has made headlines recently with its proprietary “Demand Expressions” metric, which looks at a variety of factors in determining a digital program’s popularity. And according to a new study revealed exclusively to IndieWire, the Jason Bateman drama “Ozark” led the pack among all streaming shows over the past 90 days.

“Demand Expressions” measures audience demand for a title — including streaming, social media, blogging, file sharing,
See full article at Indiewire »

Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer, According to New Audience Metric

Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer, According to New Audience Metric
A few months ago, a Netflix exec mused to IndieWire that he was actually surprised that the streaming service’s viewership data hadn’t leaked out. Plenty of Netflix insiders know exactly who’s watching what, and when.

Yet, the streaming giant has managed to keep its ratings under lock and key. Accurate data remains a mystery to even top-level Hollywood execs outside of the Netflix bubble.

That’s starting to change, as more services chip away at the facade of Netflix ratings. Parrot Analytics has made headlines recently with its proprietary “Demand Expressions” metric, which looks at a variety of factors in determining a digital program’s popularity. And according to a new study revealed exclusively to IndieWire, the Jason Bateman drama “Ozark” led the pack among all streaming shows over the past 90 days.

“Demand Expressions” measures audience demand for a title — including streaming, social media, blogging, file sharing,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the best TV director? Why? (For old, current or upcoming shows.)

Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman), TV Guide Magazine

The recent Emmy Awards was a good reminder of just how great television directors are right now. It was the best overall crop we’ve had in years, and one of the few categories where it felt like it could have gone any way.

But in terms of best television director, I’m partial to David Nutter. His 30-plus year resume is impressive (“The Sopranos,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” plus an Emmy win for “Game of Thrones”) and wildly varied (he’s done procedurals like “Without a Trace,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the best TV director? Why? (For old, current or upcoming shows.)

Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman), TV Guide Magazine

The recent Emmy Awards was a good reminder of just how great television directors are right now. It was the best overall crop we’ve had in years, and one of the few categories where it felt like it could have gone any way.

But in terms of best television director, I’m partial to David Nutter. His 30-plus year resume is impressive (“The Sopranos,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” plus an Emmy win for “Game of Thrones”) and wildly varied (he’s done procedurals like “Without a Trace,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Night Of’ Didn’t Lose to ‘Big Little Lies’ at the Emmys — It Lost to a Broken System

‘The Night Of’ Didn’t Lose to ‘Big Little Lies’ at the Emmys — It Lost to a Broken System
Last year, one of the biggest Emmys stories had nothing to do with the 2016 ceremony.

People wouldn’t stop talking about “The Night Of,” a summer sensation among viewers and critics that debuted in mid-June on HBO. The limited series aired its first episode before the Emmy nominations were announced and its last episode nearly a month before the ceremony took place.

And yet, “The Night Of” was nowhere to be seen on Emmys night; it wasn’t eligible.

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Thankfully, the memories of TV Academy voters were sound enough to nominate Steven Zaillian and Richard Price’s eight-episode drama for 13 Emmys in 2017. More than a year after its premiere, “The Night Of” became an Emmy winner by snagging four wins at the Creative Arts Emmys (for cinematography, sound editing,
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Emmy Awards: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey Set as Presenters

Emmy Awards: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey Set as Presenters
The Television Academy has announced the first batch of stars set to present trophies at the Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held on September 17.

Oprah Winfrey, who’s nominated for her work as executive producer of HBO’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will take the stage, as will Emmy nominees Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live” and “Match Game”) and “Big Little Lies” stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

The star-studded list also includes actors set to appear in new fall series, including Debra Messing, who’s making a return in NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Edie Falco, who’ll be appearing in NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” and Shemar Moore, set to star in CBS’s “S.W.A.T.

Here’s the complete list of presenters announced by the Academy:

Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of,” “Girls”)

Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”)

Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live,” “Match Game”)

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)

Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)

Edie Falco
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Our new TV antiheroes are just like us: they don’t want to fall out of the middle class

What do shows such as Ozark, Billions and Empire have in common? They’re a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity

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On the new Netflix show Ozark, financial adviser Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) is forced to launder millions of dollars in a rural red state, under threat of death from a Mexican drug cartel. In Billions, which finished its second season in May, viewers are meant to envy and respect mega–hedge-funder “Axe” (Damian Lewis), despite his evident criminality. And then there is the wildly popular Empire, about a hip-hop dynasty ruled by the ridiculously wealthy and brutal Lyon family.

Welcome to the new aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity. These series center on brilliant, albeit extremely violent entrepreneurs. Our antiheroes have technical specialties they managed to
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