What to Watch: Resident Alien, Promised Land, Astrid & Lilly Save the World, The Afterparty

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Resident Alien is back!! Rejoice! Prepare to laugh more than you have all year!! It’s followed by another Syfy original you should check out, too.

Promised Land premieres on ABC with our favorite leading lady, Bellamy Young.

And there’s an all-star cast at play on Apple TV+’s The Afterparty. Find out what else we recommend this week.

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Saturday, January 22

8/7c Vanished: Searching for My Sister (Lifetime)

Tatyana Ali pulls double duty on this thriller playing twins, Jada and Kayla, who are as opposite as opposite gets.

When a recently divorced Jada disappears for days after leaving her kid with Kayla, Kayla takes it upon herself to investigate her twin’s disappearance to get to the bottom of things. And it leads her down her sister’s dark, sordid, and seedy secret life.

As if Tatyana Ali isn’t enough to draw you in, the film also stars the acclaimed Jasmine Guy, Sweet Magnolia’s Justin Bruening, and Naughty By Nature’s Treach. It’s going to be a good one!

Sunday, January 23

8/9c Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)

Guys! This is the episode of the season.

As we barrel into the final hours, we see the start of Tariq’s trial, and Davis doing his best to get a win by any means necessary.

Elsewhere, things come to head between Monet and Diana, and Tariq and company look for a way to make money as fast as possible.

9/8c Euphoria (HBO)

It’s time to take a deep-dive into one of the most polarizing characters on TV.

The series takes a hard left turn to explore Cal’s earlier years, and how they shaped him into who he is today.

There’s also some drama on the horizon for Rue as she embarks on a risky business venture.

10/9c The Rookie (ABC)

Well, this one is sure to keep people talking!

Can you think of anything more awkward than Chen and Bradford going on a double date with each other? Because we can expect that on this installment, and that can lead to some interesting things between them.

Harper’s pregnancy hormones have caused a hilarious personality change in her.

And there’s a case where she and Nolan find a severed arm that’s still movig. Yeah, we don’t know, but that’s why you need to tune in!

Monday, January 24

8/9c Snowpiercer (TNT)

All aboard for Season 3! When last we left TNT’s vision of our frozen future, Layton and his team had broken away from Wilford’s train by pirating Snowpiercer’s engine and a short length of cars.

While there was no Melanie to be found, they did find her climate data, and Season 3 picks up with them racing around the globe in search of a New Eden.

Meanwhile, on the main train, life is rough under Wilford’s rule, but some familiar faces keep up the fight, fueling resistance to his regime, stoking the flames of hope in the cold vastness of Snowpiercer, one thousand and twenty-three cars long.

8/7c 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)

The ice storm saga continues, and T.K. is fighting for his life after a severe case of hypothermia. Carlos is worried about him, but Owen still doesn’t get word of it since he’s helping migrants flee a ruthless coyote on their trail.

Meanwhile, our beloved Grace starts going into labor just when Public Enemy #1, Billy, drops by, and he and Grace must brave some treacherous conditions to get to the hospital, but to no avail. Judd will be pissed!

It’s another exciting hour of Lone Star, and you will NOT want to miss it. Trust us on this!

9/8c 4400 (The CW)

Change is coming.

The 4400 have a sanctuary, but at what cost? It’s a revolution. Allies must choose sides. The 4400 will need to band together and fight to keep what they hold dear..

Don’t miss the next exciting episode of 4400!

9/8c The Gilded Age (HBO)

From Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey comes a new series set in New York society in 1882. Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) journeys from rural Pennsylvania to live with her rich aunts (Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon) in their lavish Central Park manor.

There, Marian will have to contend with social politics amidst the arrival of their “new money” neighbors, the Russells (Morgan Spector and Carrie Coon).

Featuring lavish costumes, breathtaking sets, and an unparalleled cast, The Gilded Age is the event of the season, darlings. You won’t want to miss the premiere of this opulent new drama from HBO.

9/8c The Cleaning Lady (FOX)

Family secrets and obligations may destroy many relationships as Garrett’s ultimatum could compromise Luca’s medical treatment.

Fiona must also deal with the consequences when a major family secret is revealed and what it means for her teenage son Chris.

Arman learns his place his Hayak’s life when tasked with collecting donations for his daughter’s wedding.

10/9c Promised Land (ABC)

One thing we TV Fanatics can agree on is that our fave, Bellamy Young, deserves a win, and this equal parts slick and sudsy multi-generational family drama may be the ticket.

We’ve seen Promised Land, and it’s a compelling, multilayered family drama, more intricate and with far more dimension than the promos imply.

Yes, a bit of Dallas with slight notes of Succession with a Latine twist, exploring the haves and have nots, rags to riches, and concept of the American Dream.

The Sandoval family navigating webs of secrets and battling outsiders and one another over their wine empire is prime viewing.

10/9c Ordinary Joe (NBC)

On the Ordinary Joe Season 1 finale, Joe must make life-altering decisions.

Rockstar Joe sees his life flash before him. Will he change the course he’s on?

Nurse Joe decides to take a road trip with Chris. We hope it’s to see Jenny. Will Cop Joe and Amy get a happy ending in one timeline?

Tuesday, January 25

8/7c The Kings of Napa (OWN)

August and Dana have it out over the future of the family wine business which prompts a competition that no one sees coming.

The results of which are shocking to all. Meanwhile, Dana makes a startling request to Quincy.

The series is certifiably bananas and ripe with delicious drama. Check out a clip below.

9/8c Naomi (The CW)

Naomi is back and continuing her quest to find out more about herself and where she came from.

With some help from Dee, she may be able to get some answers.

Elsewhere, we get some greater insight into Zumbado, and what his plans are for his future in Port Oswego.

9/8c Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Jacob and Gregory are the only male teachers at Abbott, so naturally, Jacob wants to bond, right?

Too bad Gregory isn’t all that interested! Although, he does give Jacob an idea of using the roasting his students give him as an educational lesson.

Janine gets a boost after a negative review when a kid gets transferred into her class, but they’re a bigger handful than she anticipates.

9/8c Our Kind of People (FOX)

The season finale is here, and it’s time to hold onto your hats because everything comes to a head and the final two moments promise to leave you shocked!

Angela and Leah team up with one another to get to the truth of what happened between Teddy and Eve.

Meanwhile, Angela has to make her choice between Nate and Tyrique.

10/9c New Amsterdam (NBC)

Is Bloom leaving New Amsterdam?

As if the group isn’t reeling enough after Kapoor’s death and Max and Helen’s return, now Lauren is considering owning up to her actions and leaving New Amsterdam behind.

It’s just one of many things that Max and Helen have noticed changed since they left, but now will Max be able to leave the hospital behind when he is determined to save it?

Wednesday, January 26

9/8c Resident Alien (SYFY)

Oh, hell yeah! Harry and the Patience gang are back.

We can finally get some answers to those burning questions from Season 1 like what did Harry do with his stowaway Max? Will Asta be able to repair her relationship with her estranged daughter Jay? What new characters might we meet?

Watch the new season of Resident Alien to find out, and join in the discussion with reviews after episodes air.

10/9c Astrid and Lilly Save the World (SYFY)

It’s not easy being outcasts at Pine Academy but at least Astrid and Lilly have each other. One night, the bullying escalates too far and the girls have had enough.

Their sadness and fury accidentally open a portal to a terrifying and quirky monster dimension.

Now, not only do Astrid and Lilly have to navigate high school, their families and their crushes, but they also have to vanquish a bunch of terrifying monsters with the help of their guide Brutus and their hilarious new superpowers.

Thursday, January 27

10/9c Single Drunk Female (Freeform)

We love Single Drunk Female! It’s refreshing and fun.

Sam is so close to her 30 days sober, but she almost blows it by trying to make amends to Brit at her birthday party. Talk about triggers.

Carol shares too much with Sam’s probation officer, Gail.

Friday, January 28

The Afterparty (Apple TV+)

If you’ve been missing Only Murders In The Building, check out this all-new murder-mystery comedy from Christopher Miller.

When a mega-celeb is murdered at his high-school reunion’s afterparty, two detectives try to solve the case based on witness testimony from all the guests. The twist? Each character tells their version of events in the style of a different film genre!

With tons of laughs, plenty of intrigue, and a comedic cast to die for, why not sneak into The Afterparty? You won’t regret it! The first three episodes drop on January 28th on Apple TV+.

In From the Cold (Netflix)

If you’re looking for an all-out kickass series to pump life into your tired brain, In From the Cold is for you.

Exposed as an ex-Russian spy, an American single mom must juggle family life and unique shape-shifting skills in a battle against an insidious enemy. Does someone smell a (lab) rat?

This is a spy drama the likes of which you’ve never seen before.

8/7c RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

RuPaul has thrown the queens for a loop with the latest twist. Anything could happen now in the competition.

Now that they’ve survived the Ball challenge (one of the toughest fashion challenges on Drag Race), the bar has been raised for what the queens need to bring to the runway.

Who will strut their way to Maxi Challenge success? Who will be the next queen to sashay away?

9/8c Magnum P.I. (CBS)

When Hawaii Supreme Court nominee Judge Rachel Park is being blackmailed, she hires Magnum and Higgins who go to extraordinary lengths to help her out.

With the pressure of fatherhood looming, Rick suggests changes to make La Mariana more profitable.

But TC and Kumo aren’t so easily swayed.

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Munich: The Edge of War: A Brilliant Tinge of Alternate History

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I guess this was a perfect night to watch Munich: The Edge of War on Netflix.  Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine.  The Trumpists — including Trump himself — have still not been brought to justice for their insurrection and attack on our Capitol last January 6.   And the movie is based on the novel Munich by Robert Harris, author of the alternate-history masterpiece Fatherland, in which Germany won the Second World War. Not as much of a masterpiece as Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle (made into an incandescent series on Amazon), for sure, but I’d watch a movie based on a Harris novel any time.

And Munich: The Edge of War is one memorable powerhouse of a movie.  As Neville Chamberlain goes to Munich to sign a deal with Hitler which gave Germany a piece of Czechoslovakia, which as we learned in school led to Chamberlain proclaiming “peace in our time” and Hitler to start gobbling up the rest of Europe less than a year later, two young diplomats, a Brit and a German, formerly classmates at Oxford, try to stop that deal from happening.

Their failure is a fact of history.   Their existence, I assume, is not.  What I’m not sure about is the way Chamberlain is portrayed in this brilliant film, in which he seems to really know what he’s doing, deliberately delaying a hot war with Germany to give Britain and the United States crucial time to build up their forces.   That’s what we get for watching a movie based on a novel by an author who is so deft at writing alternate histories.

But the movie, as I just said, is brilliant, and eminently worth seeing.  Historical dramas can be powerful and suspenseful even if we know the ending.   As a measure of how good this movie was, I felt bad that these two central characters — the British and German friends — didn’t really exist.  That’s probably because they are fiction, and where the rise of Hitler is concerned, fiction can often be better than reality — unless we’re talking about Fatherland or The Man in the High Castle.

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Joe vs. Carole: Tiger King Drama Series Gets Trailer and Premiere Date

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Peacock has a treat for all you cool cats and kittens.

The NBCUniversal-owned streaming service’s TV series Joe vs. Carole has a trailer and premiere date.

All eight episodes will drop Thursday, March 3.

“Based on the Wondery podcast Joe Exotic, hosted and reported by Robert Moor, the limited series will center on Carole Baskin, a big cat enthusiast, who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit,” reads the description for the series.

“She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry,” it continues.

But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe “will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy.”

“The results prove dangerous.”

In the aforementioned clip, we see the pair going to war.

“She wants to mess with me, I can mess with her,” Joe says.

“We knew it would take two extraordinary actors to portray these larger-than-life people as the complex, three-dimensional individuals that they are,” showrunner Etan Frankel said in a statement shared by Peacock on Friday.

“John Cameron Mitchell is one of the most gifted and thoughtful actors I’ve ever worked with.”

“He cares so deeply about the work, and his performance is breathtaking.”

“And Kate McKinnon is simply remarkable. She is able to make us double over with laughter one moment and then break our hearts the next.”

“It was an absolute thrill to watch these two exceptional actors morph into these roles.”

Not too long ago, two drama series based on Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin were in the works.

Nicolas Cage was set to play the role for an Amazon original series.

Ultimately, Amazon canceled the series amid rumors that interest in the story was waning.

“We should clear the record. I read two excellent scripts, which I did think were excellent, but I think Amazon ultimately felt that it was material that had become past tense because it took so long for it to come together,” Cage told Variety.

“They felt at one point that it was lightning in a bottle, but that point has since faded into the distance and it’s no longer relevant,” he added.

Netflix aired a docuseries that was an overnight success in 2020, just as stay at home orders were underway due to COVID-19.

The second season did not meet the same success, and it’s unlikely to get another season at the streamer.

Alas, check out the teaser for Peacock’s new show below.

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Sweet Magnolias Season 2 Trailer: Romance, Bombshells, and More!

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Life in Serenity will be tougher than ever on Sweet Magnolias Season 2!

Netflix on Friday dropped the first footage of the long-in-the-works new batch of episodes.

The trailer delves deep into what our favorite characters are up to, which means good and bad news for fans.

Maddie will grow closer to Cal on Sweet Magnolias Season 2, which is always a good thing.

Dana Sue is also questioning whether Jeremy or Ronnie is the best man for her.

Yes, the romance will be on full display.

It reads as follows:

As Season 2 opens, Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue learn who is in the car.

But that’s just the first of many surprises that come out of Prom Night — surprises that reshape relationships all over town.

Friendships flounder.

Old loves end and new loves begin. Long-hidden secrets disrupt jobs, change lives, and shift the balance of power in Serenity.

Everyone is affected.

But in laughter and in loss, the Sweet Magnolias continue to fight for what is right for themselves and the people they love — even when those efforts come with a high price tag.

Will they find there are some problems not even Margarita Night can solve?

Come pour it out and find out.

Sweet Magnolias Season 2 stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headley as Helen Decatur, Chris Klein as Bill Townsend, and Jamie Lynn Spears as Noreen Fitzgibbons.

The cast also includes Justin Bruening as Cal Maddox. Carson Rowland as Tyler Townsend, Logan Allen as Kyle Townsend, Anneliese Judge as Annie Sullivan, Brandon Quinn as Ronnie Sullivan, and Dion Johnstone as Erik Whitley.

Netflix is dropping all 10 episodes of Sweet Magnolias Season 2 on Friday February 4, meaning fans will have gone almost two years without fresh episodes.

TV Fanatic will have you covered with episodic reviews on the premiere date, as well as interviews with the cast.

Check out the trailer below and hit the comments with your thoughts.

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2021’s Most Streamed Series: Lucifer, Criminal Minds, Squid Game, & More!

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2021 was a big year for streaming, but Netflix emerged as the true victor in the recently released Nielsen streaming rankings.

Lucifer ranked No.1 in the U.S. ranking of all streaming originals, managing 18.1 billion minutes viewed for its library of 93 episodes, according to Deadline.

The number isn’t much of a surprise. Netflix saved Lucifer when it was canceled after its third season.

The streamer said it would end the show after its fifth season, before ultimately ordering a sixth — and definitely final — season.

Lucifer’s numbers put it well ahead of Squid Game, which amassed 16.4 billion minutes watched.

However, Squid Game only took nine episodes to reach that metric, so it’s likely the Korean smash hit would have been bigger if it had more episodes under its belt.

The Great British Baking Show managed 13.6 billion minutes viewed with 75 episodes.

Buzzy drama series Virgin River, meanwhile, had 12.9 billion minutes viewed with 30 episodes.

The series had nabbed a two-season renewal, so Netflix is clearly looking to capitalize on its success.

Bridgerton, meanwhile, had 12.4 billion minutes viewed for its freshman season, but remember the show actually premiered at the end of 2020.

YOU is no slouch either. The thriller had 11.1 billion minutes viewed across 30 episodes.

Other notable strong performers include:

Cobra Kai (10.9 billion minutes viewed for 30 episodes)

– The Crown (9.7 billion minutes viewed across 40 episodes)

– Longmire (8.9 billion across 63 episodes)

Netflix had the top nine series on the chart for originals.

The Handmaid’s Tale was the first non-Netflix show at #10 with 8.6 billion minutes viewed across 46 episodes.

Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso landed at #12 with 8.2 billion minutes viewed.

If we look at acquired series by streaming services, Criminal Minds is the bonafide success story.

Across 322 episodes on Netflix, it had 33.9 billion minutes viewed.

More impressively, Cocomelon had 33.3 billion minutes viewed across just 15 episodes.

Other notable performers:

Grey’s Anatomy (33.6 billion minutes viewed across 382 episodes)

NCIS (29.5 billion minutes viewed across 354 episodes)

Manifest (19.9 billion minutes viewed across 42 episodes)

– Supernatural (18.9 billion minutes viewed across 18.9 million viewers)

What are your thoughts on the numbers?

Hit the comments below.

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Cobra Kai’s Vanessa Rubio Talks Carmen’s Game-Changing Secret & Perfectly Timed Romance With Johnny

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Netflix’s biggest hit, Cobra Kai, released its latest season New Year’s Eve, and fans still can’t stop talking about it.

TV Fanatic had the pleasure of speaking to one of the hottest and sweetest babes of the Valley, as Johnny would put it, Vanessa Rubio, who keeps both Johnny and Miguel in line.

And we got to discuss those fun scenes with the LaRussos, the Carmen and Johnny romance we adore, that shocking cliffhanger, and more. Check out our chat below!

Congratulations on yet another successful season of Cobra Kai! People love it and are obsessed. Do you still get surprised by how wildly popular and successful it is, and you’re actually part of that?

Absolutely, I still get surprised. And sometimes, I have to measure it for myself. On New Year’s Eve, I had to put my head in the sand a little bit and be like, “I’m not gonna rewatch it. I’m not gonna go online,” just to let it be what it was going to be.

And then I would poke my head in a bit and watch and read the comments. It was lovely as it always is. The fans are so great, and I just love how it’s a worldwide hit. Netflix is able to reach so many countries all at once. And somehow, this show is really hitting home for many people. And it’s wonderful.

Yeah, it really is. I think especially now more than ever to have that sort of universal connection going on around the globe. It’s insane but so great.

It’s been an excellent season for the Johnny and Carmen fans. The ship has finally sailed! Why was now the perfect time for you two to be together officially?

It’s such a sweet story because I think it’s told in pretty realistic terms. They both have strong feelings for each other, but they’re scared of them a bit, here and there. I love how we went from Cobra Kai Season 3 to where they’re kind of on the rocks, and then you’re left with, “Oh, no, did Johnny mess up at the end?”

In Cobra Kai Season 4, he came back around. And I liked the dynamic because Carmen is this character who subtly stands her ground. I love how she’s strong yet very sensitive to a lot of dichotomies in a woman and her strength to be like, “You know, what? This isn’t going to happen.”

And by you know, we’re cool. We can go to these family events, and you can see me looking all fly. [laughs] I’ll just be waiting here for when you make your decision. I think Carmen is pretty lovely in that she doesn’t push too hard. She let him come to her. I’m always happy for them.

I was pleasantly surprised by how they got over their hurdle quickly. I thought it would be more drama with him when she found out about Ali. They both handled that maturely. And you’re right, Carmen just has so much grace, but she knows when to give him space and when to push him.

You guys ended up being together pretty early into the season. How often did you guys have to shoot that scene where you sat down and told Miguel the truth? That seemed like a fun, hilarious scene to do with a straight face.

Going into those scenes, I have to play its seriousness so hard because I don’t want to laugh. When you look at it in a certain way, Miguel could turn around and say, “You stole one good thing in my life. I hate you forever, mom.”

I had to go in with it with a really good base. And that day, we were called in early because of scheduling conflicts, so we weren’t supposed to film that scene on that day. But it was fun.

And of course, Billy and I have a really nice rapport now working with each other. So we were just ready to do it. And it was one of the funnier scenes. I know Xolo was the one having trouble keeping a straight face.

You guys have great chemistry. And I think another one of my favorite scenes was when Johnny came to confess his love. And Yaya and all of her friends were there. I know those had to be fun scenes to shoot because they just seem so funny.

Totally. That was one of my favorite ones, too. They’re all like sitting there, and they’re lovely, like, dresses just like, “Hi!”

How important is it to show that Johnny is just as immersed in Carmen’s world as she is in his?

It’s really lovely. I love how the two are neighbors at the same time. So at this point, I think at the end of season four, he definitely has a key; he’s going into her apartment all the time, and she’s there for it. She probably wants to improve how he eats, though.

As you said before, when the two aren’t together, per se, there’s still almost this very familial, communal element to it.

That’s essentially how their relationship formed, and he won her heart– through Miguel. She saw that his love and dedication for her son were endless. I think there was a build-up when Miguel was learning how to walk again. Johnny was both teaching him and making it back up to Carmen in that way.

Johnny and Daniel finally had a truce, which meant we got more of those enjoyable scenes with the two couples and families coming together. Do you enjoy filming those scenes and forming those dynamics?

Absolutely. I think it’s a nice contrast. Daniel has a seemingly complete family, and Johnny’s forming his, and they’re coming together as they are. Nobody’s perfect, but they’re just coming together.

I love the Carmen and Amanda friendship. I want that to grow even more in season five, and those scenes were the loveliest for me to film.

The ones were right before the prom; it really did feel like a family. It was funny; I felt like I was not even acting — the emotion of sending your kid off to prom and seeing them all done up.

Also, you know, Randee Heller was there, the original mother of Daniel LaRusso. It felt like there was so much history and beauty in this room. Also, that was the scene where we had Ralph’s daughter, Julia, so there was a good time in that particular scene.

Carmen has come around to the karate thing. Now that she’s dating Johnny and spending more time with the LaRussos, when are we going to see her learning some karate? Have you picked up any moves or anything? I want to see Carmen kick a little ass!

Me too! I think she has it in her, too. She’s a little tiger. I would love that.

And let’s hope that they make it happen. At least have Johnny bring her into some Dojo or teach her some moves, right?

We need to talk about that cliffhanger because my jaw dropped when Miguel took off for Mexico searching for his father, who doesn’t even know he exists!

Please walk me through your reaction to that. Were you shocked when you heard about that storyline?

Yeah, I was like, “Whoa!” That wasn’t presented to me any time before I read that script. I had to go back and sort of justify it in my mind and ask the producers as well. I was just plying them for details.

“So what exactly do you guys have envisioned? Because I have my own backstory, but I’m not sure if it’s mapping to yours.” I felt like I didn’t want Carmen to be in a position where she looked like the bad guy.

Right!

I wondered did she overreact to a situation and abandoned this guy and, you know, robbed Miguel of his father figure?

So I had to really go back and justify it in my mind, story-wise, like backstory-wise, as to why she would take such a drastic decision. In talking with them, they came to a conclusion, and I was like, OK, but I still was a little taken aback by it for sure.

But in my mind, not as Carmen, but as the actor, seeing Miguel make that choice? I’m proud of him. Yeah, man. You’re not getting your answers at home, go do it. I only hope that it leads him and Carmen into a bigger conversation about the past, they resolve that, and they’re able to have a stronger relationship.

It gets tricky. We trust that Carmen would do anything to protect Miguel, but then from his perspective, his mother has lied to him his whole life. It does make you concerned about that relationship and how they can navigate that once he inevitably finds out the truth.

Do you have any other details you can share about Miguel’s dad and why he’s so dangerous?

That’s my protected season five details, yup! I cannot say anything else. [laughs] Really, I literally can’t say anything else. But it’s like I said, I can only hope that whatever happens to Miguel in Mexico, he’s able to come back and forgive his mother, and they’re able to come back stronger.

OK. I tried!

It’s a promising way of digging into the family a bit. We know bits and pieces about Carmen, but this can expand her storyline further, and I’m sure you’re very excited about that.

I hope we did it justice. And if we didn’t, then my hands are out of it. I’m not the writer, or the producer, sadly, in this one, so I hope it meets people’s expectations!

There is so much discussion about Latine representation in TV and film and the constant battle for visibility. How important is it for you to be part of a hit series with Latin representation, conscientious Latine representation at the forefront?

Yeah, it does put a lot of pressure on your shoulders, and I’ve been pretty conscious of that. It’s like another job on top of the job that I have, but I have to do it; I can’t give up or stay quiet on certain issues, and I’ve done my best to speak up.

The producers have been very receptive. If I want a line change here or think she could say something different there, they’re very receptive to that.

In this instance, I think it’s very important because it is not just a Latino show. You have a Latino family in the mix of many different representations in there, which makes it even more powerful because you’re getting to an audience who maybe wouldn’t watch a show with all of that at first.

Yeah, and sadly we see sometimes where that doesn’t pan out, I was just reading about the cancellation of Gentefied, and it was just so frustrating to me. 

Me too, and same with One Day at a Time.

Right. You have to take those wins when you get them, which appears to be a notable aspect of this series, not just for Latine representation but many types. It’s good that your input is respected.

Of course. And I try my best. I’m one person doing these different jobs; I almost wish that there was some other person on set, who could validate me or bounce ideas off of, you know? Because sometimes it can be very fatiguing — that weight of responsibility in my doing that, like, am I even doing this correctly?

Oh, yeah. I understand that.

So all I can say is I’m doing my best, but I love the story. I love the show. And I think a big draw is that Johnny and Carmen come from different cultures their romance.

Let’s be real about that; it’s hot! And I think people want to know about how that happens. It’s intriguing and gets people’s attention in a really good way.

Especially someone like Johnny’s character, Johnny, who’s just so politically incorrect at times, but always well-meaning.

Yeah, it’s so great to see that. Johnny — his heart melts when he sees Carmen, and he’ll do anything for her. Those different dichotomies existing in one person are really interesting to watch. I hope that they delve into this story even more, and I hope fans will be satisfied with where we take it in season five.

I read you made a road trip from LA to Atlanta to shoot the series and chronicled your experience. Can you tell me about your journey?

There’s a lot of road out there. I mean, this country is huge. I’m a woman, and I’m a person of color with certain fears and reservations and kind of just hoped everything would be OK. And thankfully, everything was OK.

There was an instance where I was staying in an Airbnb, and it was definitely someone there I couldn’t share political views with, but it was nice because we didn’t even talk about it.

We were able to get along and just commune over the simple things like being a dog owner or being women. And that was nice for me to experience.

Things can go sideways, but what holds humanity together is this. This … between two people, not with all the ideologies that can tear people apart. Let’s just be OK with each other. And we were, and it was great. So instances like that strengthen me and restore my faith in people.

Sedona, everybody should take a trip to Sedona; it’s magical. It’s one of the true gems of the United States. That whole region is beautiful, and I enjoyed Santa Fe. Memphis has its own vibe going on, but I’ve heard that. I discovered that that song, Walking in Memphis, is true.

You have to walk in Memphis, not drive through it. That city really wants to be walked. Each city has its own specific flavor. And I love to see people wanting to present the best of their city or town to you when they know you’re an outsider. It’s heartwarming.

Was the road trip something you did because of the pandemic?

In part, but I also have a dog.

I’m probably not the only person experiencing this, but I toggle between these feelings of thinking about how I can’t go out or have to stay safe, and then this being inside of me has to get out.

I got to explore, so I think it was a big way for me to just say yes to those desires of wanting to get out and explore, and just do it at your feet on the ground and do it. Be in action.

Even though I still have this self that has fears and considers what I am going to encounter, I have to say yes to that other voice. Because I know, I’ll just be unhappy. The more that we say yes to our creative desires, the better we are, the happier we are. So that’s better for other people and us.

Do you have any other teasers for what’s to come in season five or just a wishlist for what you’d like, just to keep it safe?

I mean, it was so hard to fit in so much information for season four. I wanted to come home and tell all my friends. Oh my god, Carrie Underwood is so amazing!

That was the most unexpected cameo ever.

Oh my God, and she was so lovely! You could tell that she was a real true fan of the show, and all of us became fanboys and girls. We showed up three hours before our call time like, “Oh, hi, where’s Carrie?”

But for season five, I’m just going to have to say that, especially in terms of Johnny and Carmen’s relationship, I’m a sucker for a happy ending. I hope that they’re working towards that happy ending. I think we all want to see it.

And, gosh, I just kind of want to see Kreese learn his lesson. I almost wish he would come out and be on Daniel and Johnny’s side. But who knows? I don’t know if that’s in his wheelhouse or if he’s capable of that, but I would like to see that happen.

I felt like we saw glimmers of maybe a possible redemption thing going on there at the end, possibly, but you never know what that meant. He’s kind of an enigma.

He’s an enigma. And he’s like, literally a snake, but we still need Him. We need him.

Yes. Martin Kove is so great in the role. I want to hate Kreese so much, but he’s so good at playing him that I’m just infatuated. He seems like he has a blast in the role; you all do.

Yeah, he does. And Marty is a sweetheart! Even when I first met him, I was like, “Is he really like the character?” But he’s absolutely a teddy bear! So sweet.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Over to you, Cobra Kai Fanatics! What are you looking forward to in season five? Hit the comments below and show Vanessa Rubio some love.

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What Nat added to her streaming queues this week, including The Tragedy of Macbeth

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Not such a big list of additions to my watchlist this week, but here’s what I really think might be fun or interesting to watch. I chose one from each service that most people will have!

Netflix

  • Emma. (2020): In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends – come on, it’s Jane Austen. You know this one! (Trailer)

Apple TV+

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021): A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power – come on, it’s Shakespeare. You know this one! Plus it’s directed by Joel Coen (Trailer)

MUBI

  • Galveston (2018): Starring Elle Fanning and Ben Foster, this striking thriller is the English-language debut from Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds). With hardboiled pedigree in True Detective creator Nic Pizzolato’s source novel, and a stunning one-take set-piece, Galveston is a prime slice of pulp fiction. (Trailer)

Disney+

  • The Last Duel (2021): King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Jodie Comer and Adam Driver (plus Matt Damon) (Trailer)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Spoiler Photos Tease Daphne’s Return, Anthony & Kate Dancing, & More!

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Is it March 25 yet?

Netflix has unveiled a new batch of photos for Bridgerton Season 2, and it’s difficult knowing we still have two months before the series returns to the air.

The latest photos tease Phoebe Dynevor’s return as Daphne.

One of the stills shows Daphne on-screen with her older brother, and Season 2 co-lead Lord Anthony Bridgerton.

As previously reported, Rege-Jean Page departed the role of Simon Basset, but we’re sure there will be major updates about him thanks to Daphne’s continued presence.

It’s unclear whether Daphne will be in every episode of Bridgerton Season 2, but we expect her to help her brother navigate his dating life as he attempts to find “the one.”

Sex Education‘s Simone Ashley debuts as Kate Sharma in the new batch of episodes.

We got our first look at Bridgerton Season 2 last year in the form of a teaser, and the photos give us much more insight into the character.

We get a glimpse of Kate on a hunting trip with Anthony, Benedict, and Jack, with Netflix sharing the following photo:

As if that wasn’t enough, we also get to see Anthony and Kate dancing, likely as their relationship is intensifying.

Bridgerton Season 1 was a blockbuster for Netflix, with the streamer placing an order for three additional seasons and a spinoff.

If the show continues to be a success, all of Julia Quinn’s novels will be adapted.

Netflix also dropped a still of Golda Rosheuvel as the iconic Queen Charlotte.

We are so excited that Charlotte’s backstory will be explored on Bridgerton Season 2.

Then there’s the Lady Whistledown of it all.

Nicola Coughlan’s popular character, Penelope Featherington, will be back in the mix.

Here is the official logline for Bridgerton Season 2:

From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, the second season of Bridgerton follows Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), the eldest Bridgerton sibling and Viscount, as he sets out to find a suitable wife.

Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma arrive from India.

When Anthony begins to court Edwina, Kate discovers the true nature of his intentions — a true love match is not high on his priority list — and decides to do everything in her power to stop the union.

But in doing so, Kate and Anthony’s verbal sparring matches only bring them closer together, complicating matters on both sides.

Across Grosvenor Square, the Featheringtons must welcome the newest heir to their estate while Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) continues to navigate the ton whilst keeping her deepest secret from the people closest to her.

Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and clever series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all.

The photos are a great first look at what’s ahead for these characters.

We were invested in these characters and storylines heavily with the first season, so it will be exciting to see what lies ahead for them.

Check out the teaser below and hit the comments with your thoughts.

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Tall Girl 2 Gets Netflix Premiere Date and Trailer

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Tall Girl is getting a sequel at Netflix, and it premieres very soon.

Netflix on Wednesday morning dropped a trailer and key art for Tall Girl 2.

The highly-anticipated movie is set to premiere on February 11 on the streaming service.

The storyline for the sequel reads as follows:

After her inspiring speech at the homecoming dance, Jodi (Ava Michelle) is no longer just the “tall girl” – she’s popular, confident, has a boyfriend, and just booked the lead role in this year’s school musical.

But as the pressure of her newfound popularity intensifies, so do her insecurities, and new relationships are formed while old ones are tested.

As the world she built starts to crumble around her, Jodi realizes that standing tall was only just the beginning.

In a addition to Ava Michelle, the movie also stars Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter, Anjelika Washington, Luke Eisner, Clara Wilsey, Rico Paris, Jan Luis Castellanos, Johanna Liauw, Chris Wlyde with Angela Kinsey, ,and Steve Zahn.

Director Emily Ting opened up about the follow-up to Teen Vogue.

“In Tall Girl 2, Jodi lands the lead role in the school musical and then becomes plagued by self-doubt,” Ting told the outlet.

“I love how instead of the mean girl, her bully this time is herself. And as someone who had just landed her first big studio film, I found myself going through the same emotional journey as Jodi, dealing with imposter syndrome and feeling like I didn’t deserve this incredible opportunity I had been given,” the director continues.

“Jodi eventually overcomes her fear and achieves her dream. Through the process of making this film, I also learned to trust my abilities and gained so much more confidence in myself.”

“And it’s my sincere hope that this film can help anyone dealing with self-doubt or anxiety realize that they are good enough and that they’re not alone.”

Netflix has been known to expand the franchises of its most popular movies, and the full-length trailer for the sequel gives us hope that Tall Girl 2 will be a worthy successor to the original.

Have a look at the full trailer, and hit the comments with your thoughts.

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Ellen’s Game of Games Canceled After 4 Seasons at NBC

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Ellen DeGeneres will be spending a lot less time on TV going forward.

NBC has officially canceled Game of Games after four seasons, according to Deadline.

News of the cancellation is not surprising.

The final season averaged 2.6 million viewers and a 0.5 rating — down 50% in the demo and total viewers vs. its third season.

It makes sense that the network would not want to proceed with more episodes given the ratings erosion.

Ellen’s Game of Games first arrived in 2017 and launched with decent ratings.

It was a game show that focused on contestants moving it through rounds for the chance to compete for a $100,000 cash prize.

The news comes just under a year after news broke that DeGeneres would be ending her daytime talk show with its 19th season.

“When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres explained to THR of the decision.

News of the end date came after the show was put in the spotlight for allegedly having a toxic work environment.

It all started with a Buzzfeed News article that included accounts of several current and former staff members.

Top executives were subsequently let go of the show, and Ellen addressed the controversy in the September season premiere.

“I learned that things happened here that never should have happened,” DeGeneres said.

“I take that very seriously and I want to say I’m so sorry to the people that were affected.”

“I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that comes responsibility. I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”

Ellen also touched on the reports that she was not the same person on TV as in real-life.

“I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things.”

A series finale date for the daytime talk show has yet to be confirmed.

What are your thoughts on the cancellation?

Hit the comments below.

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The TMINE multiplex: Good on Paper (2021), Doctor Liza (2020), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and Incident by a Bank (2010)

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Heya! How have you all been this week? Get up to anything nice at the weekend? I didn’t manage to make it to the cinema, unfortunately, because honestly, none of the films really interested me.

I’d have quite liked to have seen The 355 (2022) – lots of famous older actresses, including Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong’o get to be international spies, plus I’m always partial to Sebastian Stan – but my local preferred indie didn’t have it, which would have meant a trip to the (literal) depths of the Vue. Blurgh!

So I didn’t. Fortunately, the goddesses – bless them all – invented pubs and restaurants for a reason, which made my weekend pass very nicely indeed all the same!


But I have watched a whole bunch of movies, at least. More or less one for each of my supposedly regular screens.

In Screen 1, we have a Netflix original, Good on Paper (2021), which is written by and stars my favourite stand-up Iliza Shlesinger, and is based on both a real-life event and one of her sets.

In Screen 2, it’s Russian cinema time with Доктор Лиза (Doctor Liza) (2020), a biopic of sorts about real-life heroine Елизаве́та Петро́вна Гли́нка.

In Screen 3, it’s time to rewatch a ‘classic’: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), despite it being the bane of redheads everywhere for more than three decades now.


And finally, because I didn’t manage to watch Boiling Point (2022) as I wanted, I decided to take in another single-shot movie for our short-movie screen, Screen 4: Händelse vid bank (Incident by a Bank) (2010).

See you after the jump! But first, can I see your tickets, please? Sorry, is the app not working? Yeah, the WiFi down here is really bad, isn’t it? Soz. If you swipe… yes and then… is it not in your wallet app? Maybe your email? You know what, just go in, hey?


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Vikings Valhalla: Netflix Drops Blood-Soaked Trailer

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Are you ready to head back to the war-ravaged world of Vikings?

Netflix on Tuesday unveiled our most extensive look at Vikings: Valhalla to date.

The highly-anticipated sequel picks up 100 years after the original series, telling a compelling new tale.

“Set over a thousand years ago in the early 11th century, VIKINGS: VALHALLA chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter),” the logline teases.

“As tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs, these three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory.”

The series is a new adventure that blends historical authenticity and drama with gritty, immersive action.

From showrunner and executive producer Jeb Stuart, VALHALLA is also executive produced by Morgan O’Sullivan, Michael Hirst, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, and Alan Gasmer, Paul Buccieri.

The cast includes Sam Corlett (Leif Eriksson), Frida Gustavsson (Freydis Eriksdotter), Leo Suter (Harald Sigurdsson), Bradley Freegard (King Canute), Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Olaf Haraldsson), Caroline Henderson (Jarl Haakon), Laura Berlin (Emma of Normandy), and David Oakes (Earl of Godwin).

Louis Davison (Prince Edmund), Bosco Hogan (King Aethelred II), Asbjørn Krogh Nissen (Jarl Kåre), Pollyanna McIntosh (Aelfgifu of Northampton), and Soren Pilmark (King Sweyn Forkbeard) also star.

The original Vikings aired from 2013-2020 on History Channel and Prime Video, and told a complete story.

A sequel is risky business, but the show seems poised to be a hit.

The trailer looks spectacular.

The series is set to touch down on Netflix on February 25.

Will you be watching?

Check out the clip below.

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Ozark Season 4 Pulls Tension from the Byrdes’ Overconfidence

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The first half of Ozark Season 4 drops on Netflix this Friday.

While Ozark has always been over the top and somewhat crazy in its storytelling, the writers managed to imbue Ozark Seasons 1-3 with an emotional throughline that allowed us to connect with the Byrdes even as they got deeper involved with the criminals whose money they launder.

The fourth season, though, loses some of that emotional levity, and it’s no longer easy to connect with Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) in the same way.

The closest they seem to ordinary people is when it comes to Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) as a teenage money-laundering wunderkind.

Even the emotional gut-punch the family suffered when Wendy allowed her brother to be killed has less meaning in this new season. It stands as a sticking point as Wendy wavers between lashing out about his death and trying to use his “disappearance” to her advantage.

After Helen’s death at the end of Ozark Season 3, Marty and Wendy stepped up within the Navarro empire. By the time we catch up with them again, he looks to them as trusted confidantes, putting his future into their hands as they negotiate deals on his behalf.

By this point, and despite the ever-increasing dangers they face, Marty and Wendy are cool as cucumbers, whether amid Navarro’s cartel members, the FBI, or the legislators they hope to buy to keep their operation afloat.

Ozark used to thrive on tensions created by what they didn’t know and the slip-ups they made that threatened their operation and their existence. But now, they’re so sure in how they operate that the tension has to come from elsewhere.

Of course, Darlene Snell (Lisa Emery) is still making noise, having gathered Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner) into the business as her partner, keeping her close and allowing Ruth to have a better relationship with cousin Wyatt (Charlie Tahan).

Ruth’s story has remained the same. She still wants and needs connection and is stunned after Ben’s death and by how close Wyatt has gotten to Darlene. Everything tells her to stay away from Darlene, but she holds on to maintain that connection to Wyatt.

Garner ensures Ruth maintains her humanity, and she can pluck your heartstrings when it comes to Ruth and Marty. No matter how bad things get between them, there is a deep bond that neither of them can or will break.

It’s Ruth who recognizes Jonah’s mastery of laundering, and the more involved Jonah gets with the loose cannon that is Darlene, the more livid Wendy becomes.

No mother in her right mind would want her son to associate with the likes of Darlene, but when it comes to her kids, Jonah especially, Wendy still has the idea that they can be normal kids.

That ship sailed long ago, and Wendy may never be able to right what’s driven away Jonah.

But even Darlene troubles and parenting issues don’t create the same feeling of apprehension they once did. Now, it’s Wendy and Marty’s hyper-confidence that keeps you on your toes.

They’ve risen so fast and changed so much that you can spot their downfall coming as a result of their overconfidence.

Bateman and Linney have Marty and Wendy down pat, and if it’s easier to dislike the pair, it’s because of their talent. Whether Marty and Wendy are flying by the seat of their pants or annoyingly smug, they’re always infinitely watchable.

What lies on the horizon should give everyone in the cast some very juicy material. Through these seven episodes, we can only surmise what’s coming.

But it feels like the calm before the storm for the Byrde family.

They’ve gotten so comfortable with their positions in various organizations and businesses that they even consider taking the family back home to Chicago again.

But can a family so deeply entrenched in the criminal underworld and on the radar of so many escape what they’ve created for themselves?

A story like theirs doesn’t get a happy ending.

As we await the next seven episodes that will end the Byrde family saga, the only question is to what degree their world will fall apart and who will be left standing in the end.

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Moon Knight Trailer: Oscar Isaac Suits Up in Marvel’s Latest Disney+ Offering

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Moon Knight will touch down on Disney+ on Wednesday, March 30.

The series, starring the incomparable Oscar Isaac, dropped an exciting trailer during Monday’s the NFL Super Wild Card game.

It was the perfect amount of footage to whet our appetite for what’s to come on the latest Marvel series for the streamer.

The series is described as a “complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.”

“The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt.”

Sounds cool, right?

The trailer has everything we’ve come to expect from projects set in the MCU.

There are stunning visuals, a high budget, a decent storyline, and first-rate acting.

Oh, and we can’t forget the humor.

The cast also includes Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy, and the project was spearheaded by Jeremy Slater of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.

The series will comprise of six episodes, but there’s no telling whether it could become an ongoing show for the streaming service.

Loki landed a second season renewal, while WandaVision remained as a one-season commitment.

The latter, however, landed a spinoff, and Wanda’s story is set to continue on the forthcoming Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness original movie.

The following MCU-set series are also in the works for Disney+:

– She-Hulk

– Ms. Marvel

– Secret Invasion

– Ironheart

– Armor Wars

– Echo

– Agatha: House of Harkness

– Wakanda

The MCU-set TV series on Disney+ have been successful thus far.

The streamer has been zeroing in on well-known IP to keep subscribers entertained.

They also recently ordered a Tim Allen-fronted Santa Claus TV series.

Isaac is coming off his widely-praised role on the HBO limited series Scenes From a Marriage opposite Jessica Chastain.

The five-part drama was an adaptation of the Swedish miniseries focusing on American couples.

Check out the trailer below.

Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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Inventing Anna: trailer

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Inventing Anna, the next series created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Bridgerton, Scandal) premieres on Netflix in early February.

Starring Anna Chlumsky and Julia Garner, this whole story is “completely true. Except for all of the parts that are totally made up.”

The 9-part series is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler, who also serves as a producer.

In Inventing Anna, a journalist with a lot to prove (Anna Chlumsky) investigates the case of Anna Delvey (Emmy Award winner Julia Garner), the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts – and wallets – of New York’s social scene. But is Anna New York’s biggest con woman, or is she simply the portrait of the new American dream? Anna and the reporter form a dark, humourous, love/hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC… who is Anna Delvey? 

Friday February 11 on Netflix.

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Riverdale Midseason Premiere Delayed at The CW

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The long wait for the remainder of Riverdale Season 6 just got longer.

The CW has confirmed the series will now return Sunday, March 20 — two weeks later than originally planned.

We have the Critics Choice Awards to thank for the delays, which were postponed from January to March 13.

Riverdale has only aired five episodes so far this season, launching in November with a five-part Rivervale event that threatened to change everything for the characters.

The five-part event also featured Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s titular character as Kiernan Shipka reprised the role.

The lengthy hiatus also concludes with the show’s move to Sundays for the first time in its run.

Riverdale debuted on Wednesdays in 2017, moving to Tuesdays at the beginning of Riverdale Season 6.

The on-air ratings have continued to slip in its current season, attracting an averaging of 297,000 viewers and a 0.07 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Many shows on The CW benefit from strong delayed viewing on the network’s app, as well as on the DVR.

It is also one of the remaining CW shows part of a lucrative Netflix deal that sees seasons of the show launching on the streamer seven days after concluding on the network.

The long-term future of The CW is currently in doubt, thanks to reports that WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS are exploring a potential sale of the network.

What this means for the network’s current slate is unclear, meaning that all of the current shows could end abruptly should the new owner have different plans for the outlet.

Riverdale is thought to be approaching its end on the network.

Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, revealed in an Instagram live that while the cast is hopeful for a seventh season, it will probably mark the end of the show.

“I don’t know. We’re hoping for a season seven,” the star shared.

“And then that will prob– probably be the last one.”

The network typically makes mass renewals in January, and given that they are taking a business as usual approach, we could get a bunch of renewals this month.

What are your thoughts on the delay?

Hit the comments below.

Remember you can watch Riverdale online right here via TV Fanatic.

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What to Watch: How I Met Your Father, Single Drunk Female, Ozark

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It’s about time! The first half of Ozark Season 4 drops on Netflix on Friday.

How I Met Your Father with Hilary Duff premieres on Hulu, and Single Drink Female will become another Freeform must-see.

Get all of our recommendations for what to watch this week below.

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Saturday, January 15

8/7c Safe Room (Lifetime)

The super talented and incredibly pretty power couple of And Just Like That’s Nicole Ari Parker and her husband Station 19’s Boris Kodjoe (also making his directorial debut) star in this must-see thriller that will have you glued to the screen!

Parker stars as a widowed mother whose autistic teenaged son witnesses a break-in and murder of a neighbor and catches it on film. She does everything in her power to protect him from the murderers (Drea De Matteo, Mackenze Austin), who are intent on destroying the evidence and silencing him, for good.

And yes, Lila and her son will lock themselves in a makeshift safe room her late husband created as they figure out how to outsmart the intruders and survive. If you’re looking for something to curl up with a bowl of popcorn to watch, then no look no further than Safe Room!

Sunday, January 16

8/9c Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)

Tariq is out, but what does he do now?

Davis and Saxe work hard to get Tariq’s case dropped, while Monet continues to try to do what’s best for her family. But that proves hard with Lorenzo back in the picture.

Elsewhere, Dru and Lorenzo team up, while Zeke looks for answers.

Monday, January 17

9/8c 4400 (The CW)

After Mildred’s attack on Special Agent Greene, everyone is reeling. Agent Tanner and Jharrel but heads, puttiing Keisha in the crossfire. Loyalties are tested, more powers are revealed, and good faith is betrayed.

It’s a brand new world. Everything has changed – what could be next for our heroes?

Don’t miss the midseason premiere of 4400!

10/9c Ordinary Joe (NBC)

With only two episodes left, all three Joes hit a crossroads in their relationships.

Cop Joe supports Jenny during Lucas’s surgery. Will they cross a line? Both Nurse Joe and Jenny may give into temptation with Kinsley and Barrett while separated.

What will Rockstar Joe encounter on his tour and is there any hope for him and Amy?

Tuesday, January 18

8/7c The Kings of Napa (OWN)

After long-buried secrets were revealed, including a bombshell secret child revelation, Vanessa must accept a posthumous award granted to Reginald while grappling with the notion that she didn’t know the man she married.

Bridgitte fears that with new information out, she’s being treated unfairly and fights for her job. Meanwhile, ominous phone calls lead August to conclude the family estate is under threat.

Check this out:

If you’re into soapy family dramas about the wealthy and maintaining power over land and empires, well, raise a glass to The Kings of Napa because it has you covered!

9/8c Naomi (The CW)

Naomi is on a quest for answers.

After finding the old newspaper clipping at Zumbado’s shop, Naomi and her friends do some digging into the weird occurrences that have taken place in their little town.

And speaking of Zumbado, he and Naomi have another heated run-in.

9/8c Abbott Elementary (ABC)

If you’re not watching Abbott Elementary, you’re failing, and we’re not grading on a curve.

Abbott Elementary is the hottest new comedy of the year, and worthy of all the buzz it’s generating.

A new computer system meant to make things more efficent for the teachers is causing more work, and leaving veteran teacher Barbara at a loss and lying about her students’ success rather than admit defeat, despite Janine’s efforts to help.

9/8c Our Kind of People (FOX)

It’s the penultimate episode of the season, gearing up for a hell of a season finale!

Teddy gives Angela an ultimatum, knowing darn well that won’t go over well at all, sparking her to forge ahead with all her might.

Piggy faces a blast from the past, but everything comes to a head when an unexpected death sends shockwaves through the family and community.

10/9c New Amsterdam (NBC)

Is there a reason why New Amsterdam insists on stressing us out so much? The promo teases a “powerful” hour and “unforgettable goodbye,” and what are we supposed to do with that? Is someone checkout out of New Amsterdam on a permanent basis, and in what capacity?

Helen and street doctor Max are living their best, sexy lives in London, but they must figure out what to do about Helen’s mum, and back in the States, Iggy reaches an agreement with inappropriate new assistant Trevor.

And fingers are crossed that the poly storyline with Floyd is dead and buried! We can hope.

Wednesday, January 19

10/9c Chicago PD (NBC)

Prayer circle that the more balanced streak continues, and we’re in for another great hour that utilizes ALL of the cast!

At the very least, it doesn’t get better than YOU’s Carmela Zumbado guest-starring again as Voight’s feisty informant, Anna.

When the team makes some headway with their Los Temidos investigation, leading to Anna’s life in jeopardy, Voight looks deeper into her past.

Thursday, January 20

10/9c Single Drunk Female (Freeform)

In a two-episode premiere, an alcoholic named Samantha is forced to move in with her dysfunctional mother instead of going to jail.

Her relationships are tested as she learns her best friend is dating her ex and she has feelings for a member of AA.

Join us as we review this dramedy that explores the cheeky and humorous side of getting sober.

Friday, January 21

Ozark (Netflix)

The Ozark Season 4 tagline is “No One Gets Out Clean.”

Well, we’re going to have a bit of time to find out exactly what that means, as Ozark’s final season will air in two parts.

The first part drops today, and we know it’s going to be hell waiting for the second half that will close out the series for good.

Source: TVfanatic.com

Netflix Hikes Subscription Prices in U.S. and Canada

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Netflix is increasing the cost of its subscriptions in the U.S. and Canada.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, which marks the first increase since October 2020.

The increases are as follows:

– The standard definition plan will increase from $8.99 to $9.99

– Two screen plans increase from $13.99 to $15.49

– The 4K premium plan, meanwhile, will increase to $19.99

Subscribers will be notified of the rising costs in an email or in-app notification 30 days in advance of when the price will be increased.

Canadian subscribers will face increases, too, with the standard plan rising to $16.49 CAD and the premium plan going to $20.99.

The basic plan will remain the same in Canada.

News of the increase comes after it emerged that the streaming service lost 400,000 subscribers in the region during the second quarter of 2021.

It did bounce back somewhat by adding 70,000 subscriptions, and we’ll have figures for quarter four of 2021 later this month.

“We understand people have more entertainment choices than ever and we’re committed to delivering an even better experience for our members,” a Netflix spokesperson said to Reuters.

“We’re updating our prices so that we can continue to offer a wide variety of quality entertainment options.”

“As always we offer a range of plans so members can pick a price that works for their budget,” the spokesperson added.  

The streamer has had a string of heavy-hitting TV shows and movies over the last few months, including Squid Game, Red Notice, The Witcher, and Don’t Look Up.

On tap for the coming months are Vikings Valhalla, Raising Dion, Inventing Anna, and so much more.

The network recently picked up Emily in Paris for Seasons 3 and 4 but canceled Gentefied after just two seasons.

It’s unclear at this stage whether other streamers will follow suit and increase.

Time will tell.

What are your thoughts on the news?

Has it made you reconsider keeping a subscription?

Hit the comments below.

Source: TVfanatic.com

Writers Guild of America Awards 2022: nominees

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Nominees have been announced for the Writers Guild of America Awards, with contenders including Succession, The Handmaid’s Tale, Ted Lasso, Yellowjackets, Hacks and Only Murders in the Building.

Australian Tony McNamara is nominated for The Great in the Episodic Comedy category.

Winners are due to be announced on Sunday, March 20 (USA).

Drama Series
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” written by Yahlin Chang, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Jacey Heldrich, John Herrera, Bruce Miller, Aly Monroe, Kira Snyder, Eric Tuchman; Hulu

“Loki,” written by Bisha K. Ali, Elissa Karasik, Eric Martin, Michael Waldron; Disney Plus

“The Morning Show,” written by Jeff Augustin, Brian Chamberlayne, Kerry Ehrin, Kristen Layden, Erica Lipez, Justin Matthews, Adam Milch, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Torrey Speer, Scott Troy, Ali Vingiano; Apple TV Plus

“Succession,” written by Jesse Armstrong, Jon Brown, Jamie Carragher, Ted Cohen, Francesca Gardiner, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Susan Soon He Stanton, Will Tracy; HBO

“Yellowjackets,” written by Cameron Brent Johnson, Katherine Kearns, Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Liz Phang, Ameni Rozsa, Sarah L. Thompson, Chantelle M. Wells; Showtime

Comedy Series
“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” written by Larry David, Steve Leff, Carol Leifer, Jeff Schaffer, Nathaniel Stein; HBO

“Hacks,” written by Lucia Aniello, Joanna Calo, Jessica Chaffin, Paul W. Downs, Cole Escola, Janis E. Hirsch, Ariel Karlin, Katherine Kearns, Andrew Law, Joe Mande, Pat Regan, Samantha Riley, Michael Schur, Jen Statsky; HBO Max

“Only Murders in the Building,” written by Thembi Banks, Matteo Borghese, Rachel Burger, Kirker Butler, Madeleine George, John Hoffman, Stephen Markley, Steve Martin, Kristin Newman, Ben Philippe, Kim Rosenstock, Ben Smith, Rob Turbovsky; Hulu

“Ted Lasso,” written by Jane Becker, Ashley Nicole Black, Leann Bowen, Sasha Garron, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence, Jamie Lee, Michael Orton-Toliver, Jason Sudeikis, Phoebe Walsh, Bill Wrubel; Apple TV Plus

“What We Do in the Shadows,” written by Jake Bender, Jemaine Clement, Zach Dunn, Shana Gohd, Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil, William Meny, Sarah Naftalis, Stefani Robinson, Marika Sawyer, Paul Simms, Lauren Wells; FX Networks

New Series
“Hacks,” written by Lucia Aniello, Joanna Calo, Jessica Chaffin, Paul W. Downs, Cole Escola, Janis E. Hirsch, Ariel Karlin, Katherine Kearns, Andrew Law, Joe Mande, Pat Regan, Samantha Riley, Michael H. Schur, Jen Statsky; HBO Max

“Loki,” written by Bisha K. Ali, Elissa Karasik, Eric Martin, Michael Waldron; Disney Plus

“Only Murders in the Building,” written by Thembi Banks, Matteo Borghese, Rachel Burger, Kirker Butler, Madeleine George, John Hoffman, Stephen Markley, Steve Martin, Kristin Newman, Ben Philippe, Kim Rosenstock, Ben Smith, Rob Turbovsky; Hulu

“Reservation Dogs,” written by Tazbah Rose Chavez, Sydney Freeland, Sterlin Harjo, Migizi Pensoneau, Tommy Pico, Taika Waititi, Bobby Wilson; FX Networks

“Yellowjackets,” written by Cameron Brent Johnson, Katherine Kearns, Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Liz Phang, Ameni Rozsa, Sarah L. Thompson, Chantelle M. Wells; Showtime

Original Long Form
“American Horror Story: Double Feature,” written by Brad Falchuk, Manny Coto, Ryan Murphy, Kristen Reidel, Reilly Smith; FX Networks

“Mare of Easttown,” written by Brad Ingelsby; HBO

“Midnight Mass,” written by James Flanagan, Mike Flanagan, Elan Gale, Jeff Howard, Dani Parker; Netflix

“Them: Covenant,” written by Christina Ham, Little Marvin, David Matthews, Dominic Orlando, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Francine Volpe; Prime Video

“The White Lotus,” written by Mike White; HBO

Adapted Long Form
“Halston,” written by Ian Brennan, Ted Malawer, Ryan Murphy, Tim Pinckney, Sharr White, Kristina Woo, Based on the book Simply Halston by Steven Gaines; Netflix

“Impeachment: American Crime Story,” written by Flora Birnbaum, Sarah Burgess, Halley Feiffer, Daniel Pearle, Based on the book A Vast Conspiracy by Jeffrey Toobin; FX Networks

“Maid,” written by Bekah Brunstetter, Marcus Gardley, Michelle Denise Jackson, Colin McKenna, Molly Smith Metzler, Inspired by the book by Stephanie Land; Netflix

“The Underground Railroad,” written by Jihan Crowther, Allison Davis, Jacqueline Hoyt, Barry Jenkins, Nathan C. Parker, Adrienne Rush, Based on the novel by Colson Whitehead; Prime Video

“WandaVision,” written by Peter Cameron, Mackenzie Dohr, Laura Donney, Bobak Esfarjani, Chuck Hayward, Megan McDonnell, Jac Schaeffer, Cameron Squires, Based on the Marvel Comics; Disney Plus

Episodic Drama
“1883” (1883), written by Taylor Sheridan; Paramount Plus

“Birth Mother” (This Is Us), written by Eboni Freeman & Kay Oyegun; NBC

“La Amara Vita” (The Morning Show), written by Kerry Ehrin & Scott Troy; Apple TV Plus

“The New Normal” (New Amsterdam), written by David Schulner; NBC

“Retired Janitors of Idaho” (Succession), written by Tony Roche & Susan Soon He Stanton; HBO

“Testimony” (The Handmaid’s Tale), written by Kira Snyder; Hulu

Episodic Comedy
“All Sales Final” (Superstore), teleplay by Jonathan Green & Gabe Miller, story by Justin Spitzer; NBC

“Alone At Last” (The Great), written by Tony McNamara; Hulu

“Enlightened Dave” (Dave), written by Luvh Rakhe & Lee Sung Jin; FX Networks

“Episode One: True Crime” (Only Murders in the Building), written by Steve Martin & John Hoffman; Hulu

“F***in’ Rez Dogs” (Pilot) (Reservation Dogs), written by Sterlin Harjo & Taika Waititi; FX Networks

“Pilot” (The Wonder Years), written by Saladin K. Patterson; ABC

Comedy/Variety Talk Series
“Conan,” Head Writer: Matt O’Brien; Writers: Jose Arroyo, Glenn Boozan, Daniel Cronin, Andres du Bouchet, Jessie Gaskell, Skyler Higley, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Todd Levin, Levi MacDougall, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Frank Smiley, Mike Sweeney; TBS

“Desus & Mero,” Writers: Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker, Josh Gondelman, Robert Kornhauser, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez, Robert A. McRae, Heben Nigatu, Mike Pielocik, Julia Young; Showtime

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Writers: Johnathan Appel, Ali Barthwell, Tim Carvell, Liz Hynes, Greg Iwinski, Mark Kramer, Daniel O’Brien, John Oliver, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Chrissy Shackelford, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO

“The Problem with Jon Stewart,” Head Writer: Chelsea Devantez; Writers: Kristen Acimovic, Henrik Blix, Rob Christensen, Jay Jurden, Alexa Loftus, Tocarra Mallard, Robby Slowik, Jon Stewart, Kasaun Wilson; Apple TV Plus

Comedy/Variety Specials
“How To with John Wilson,” written by: Alice Gregory, Michael Koman, Conner O’Malley, Susan Orlean, John Wilson; HBO

“I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson,” Writers: Zach Kanin, Tim Robinson, John Solomon; Netflix

“Pause with Sam Jay,” Writers: Emmy Blotnick, Ryan Donahue, Zack Fox, Megan Gailey, Robin M. Henry, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman, Jak Knight; HBO

“Saturday Night Live,” Head Writer: Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Colin Jost, Kent Sublette; Senior Writer: Bryan Tucker; Weekend Update Head Writer: Pete Schultz; Weekend Update Writers: Megan Callahan-Shah, Dennis McNicholas, Josh Patten, Mark Steinbach; Supervising Writers: Alison Gates, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Streeter Seidell; Writers: James Anderson, Dan Bulla, Steven Castillo, Mike DiCenzo, Billy Domineau, Alex English, John Higgins, Steve Higgins, Martin Herlihy, Vannessa Jackson, Sam Jay, Erik Kenward, Tesha Kondrat, Dan Licata, Lorne Michaels, Ben Marshall, Jake Nordwind, Jasmine Pierce, Gary Richardson, Ben Silva, Emily Spivey, Will Stephen, Celeste Yim; NBC

“That Damn Michael Che,” Head Writer: Michael Che; Writing Supervised by: Gary Richardson; Writers: Rosebud Baker, Reggie Conquest, Godfrey Danchimah Jr., Calise Hawkins, Kevin Iso, Sam Jay, Matt Richards, Wil Sylvince; HBO Max

Daytime Drama
“General Hospital,” Head Writers: Chris Van Etten, Dan O’Connor; Associate Head Writer: Anna T. Cascio; Writers: Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Shannon Peace, David Rupel, Lisa Seidman, Scott Sickles; ABC

“The Young and the Restless,” Head Writer: Amanda L. Beall; Writers: Susan Banks, Jeff Beldner, Sara A. Bibel, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Marin Gazzaniga, Lynn Martin, Natalie Minardi Slater, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

“Days of Our Lives,” Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, Elizabeth Snyder; NBC

Source: Variety

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Airdate: All of Us Are Dead

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Is this the next teal hit from South Korea for Netflix?

High school zombie series All of Us Are Dead adapted from the popular Webtoon of the same name by creator Joo Dong-geun, screens on Friday January 28.

All of Us Are Dead tells the story of a group of students trapped in their school amid a zombie outbreak, forced to band together for survival. With thousands of students immediately contaminated (depicted in the most realistic and heart-racing visuals), it leaves only a few remaining alive on campus. This series revolves around these students who are linked by a desire to survive along with betrayal and friendship in its most unlikely forms. 

Horror themes, violence.

Source: tvtonight.com.au

Inventing Anna Trailer: Julie Garner Courts Scandal in Shonda Rhimes Drama

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Who is Anna Delvey?

That is the main question after watching the full-length trailer for Netflix’s new Shonda Rhimes drama, Inventing Anna.

“Anna Delvey is a masterpiece, bitches!,” Ozark’s Julia Garner says in the trailer.

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“In Inventing Anna, a journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well,” reads the logline for Inventing Anna.

“But is Anna New York’s biggest con woman, or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream?”

“Anna and the reporter form a dark, funny, love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is Anna Delvey?”

The series is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler, who also serves as a producer.

Rhimes is both the creator and the showrunner, so we should expect lots of twists and turns.

Rhimes, Matt Byrne, Jess Brownell, Abby Ajayi, and Nick Nardini are all set as the writers, while David Frankel, Tom Verica, Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Ellen Kuras, and Nzingha Stewart are the directors for the first season.

Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Verica, and David Frankel are the EPs.

Anna Chlumsky (Vivian), Julia Garner (Anna Delvey), Arian Moayed (Todd), Katie Lowes (Rachel), Alexis Floyd (Neff), Anders Holm (Jack), Anna Deavere Smith (Maud), Jeff Perry (Lou), Terry Kinney (Barry), and Laverne Cox (Kacy) are the big names attached to star.

The good news for the potential viewers is that this is a limited series, so fans will get a complete story across nine episodes.

Rhimes has already had great success on the small screen with shows like Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, and Scandal.

The super producer’s first series for Netflix was Bridgerton, which, at the time, emerged as the streamer’s #1 drama ever.

It quickly landed a multi-season renewal as well as a spinoff order.

Check out the full trailer below and be sure to watch the show on February 11.

Source: TVfanatic.com

Justified Revived at FX With Timothy Olyphant Set to Return

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FX is bringing one of its most beloved series back to the air.

The team from the award-winning drama series Justified is reuniting for the FX limited series Justified: City Primeval, with Timothy Olyphant reprising his iconic role as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in a new tale inspired by City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, the epic crime novel by the late, great Elmore Leonard.

The news was announced today by Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment.

Dave Andron and Michael Dinner are Showrunners, Writers and Executive Producers, with Dinner directing.

Olyphant is the star and Executive Producer in the project.

Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are Executive Producers, alongside Peter Leonard, Taylor Elmore (Writer), Chris Provenzano (Writer).

 “Justified was one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the past decade and an adaption of Elmore Leonard’s work that was so colorfully brought to life by Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Graham Yost and the entire team of producers, writers, directors and cast,” said Schrier.

“To have this group come together again with Tim as Raylan in a new and different Elmore Leonard story is thrilling.”

“I want to thank our showrunners Dave and Michael, and their fellow executive producers Tim, Graham, Sarah and Carl, the Elmore Leonard estate as well as our partners at Sony Pictures Television, for making this possible.”

“When Justified concluded, the love and affection for this exceptional series only grew and left audiences craving more Raylan Givens.”

“The iconic Elmore Leonard was one of the premier authors of our time and no one has quite captured his tone and authenticity as well as this Justified team,” said President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, Jeff Frost and Co-President, Jason Clodfelter.

“We look forward to experiencing the magic again of Tim, Graham, Dave, Michael and our preeminent executive producer team. We are so thrilled to be continuing this remarkable ride with our partners at FX.”

As for what the new take will be about, FX offered up the following logline:

Having left the hollers of Kentucky eight years ago, Raylan Givens now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl.

His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind. A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends him to Detroit.

There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again.

Mansell’s lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well.

These three characters set out on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion, to see who makes it out of the City Primeval alive.

Justified originally aired on FX for six seasons from 2010-2015 and was nominated for eight Emmy Awards, received two Emmy Awards wins among numerous other awards, including a Peabody Award and AFI Television Program of the Year Award.

Justified was based on the Elmore Leonard novella, Fire in the Hole, and Leonard consulted with the producers and participated on panels for the show up until his death in August of 2013.

What are your thoughts on the revival?

Hit the comments below.

Source: TVfanatic.com

Degrassi Revival Ordered at HBO Max

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HBO Max is adding another well-known franchise to its streaming service.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a revival of Degrassi has landed a formal pickup.

It is set to premiere in 2023.

What’s more, all 14 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation will be added to the platform later this year.

Lara Azzopardi (The Bold Type, Mary Kills People) and Julia Cohen (Riverdale, A Million Little Things) are set as showrunners and executive producers of the latest offshoot.

Production is slated for the summer.

“Series after series, the Degrassi franchise continues to make an indelible impact on young viewers looking for trustworthy and authentic storytelling,” said Amy Friedman, head of kids and family programming at Warner Bros.

“WildBrain continues to artfully capture high school life in a compelling format that can be experienced seamlessly on HBO Max.”

Said WildBrain CEO Eric Ellenbogen, “I’m delighted that our first-ever commission from HBO Max is for Degrassi, a truly venerable franchise with a highly devoted and passionate audience.”

“This is yet another evergreen property from our vast IP library that we are reviving with a fresh vision and creative-first approach.”

“What excites us maybe the most about reviving this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly serialized one-hour drama,” said Azzopardi and Cohen in a statement.

“We’re honored to be given the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people’s homes.”

The franchise kicked off in 1980 when The Kids of Degrassi Street launched in Canada.

That series was followed by Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High.

Degrassi: The Next Generation bowed in 2001 and became a huge hit, running from 2001-15.

The most recent entry in the franchise was Degrassi: Next Class, which was a Netflix original in the U.S.

HBO Max does not have the rights to that show.

News of the comeback for Degrassi is not surprising.

The series was known for switching up its cast because of the nature of the story, so it is a good show to get the reboot treatment.

What are your thoughts on the show making a comeback?

Hit the comments.

Source: TVfanatic.com

Legacies: The CW Confirms New Midseason Premiere Date

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The wait for the second half of Legacies Season 4 is considerably longer than planned.

The series was initially set for a Thursday, January 27 bow.

However, the network scrapped those plans a week ago, leaving the show without a return date.

Now, TV Line is reporting that the supernatural drama will resume Thursday, February 24.

No reason has been given for the longer-than-expected hiatus but is likely due to COVID-19.

Many TV shows have been taking longer breaks in production in response to the pandemic.

As for what we can expect from Legacies Season 4 Episode 10, the midseason premiere, the network shared the following:

“Cleo (Omono Okojie), MG (Quincy Fouse) and Jed (Ben Levin) work together on an unusual mission,” reads the official logline.

“Alaric (Matthew Davis), Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), and Ted (guest star Ben Geurens) figure out what is next for them.”

“Meanwhile, an unexpected source takes Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) by surprise.”

News of the delay comes at a precarious time for The CW.

Co-owners WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS are exploring a potential sale for the network, casting doubt on the future of the current crop of originals.

A frontrunner to purchase is Nexstar, and according to reports, the network would be filled with cheaper programming.

If this does become the case, some of The CW’s originals could move to the likes of HBO Max and Paramount+.

However, there’s no telling whether any of the shows will actually survive.

Shows like Superman & Lois have been known to perform well on HBO Max, but older shows like Legacies have Netflix streaming deals that could prevent it from moving.

Still, The CW is expected to proceed with a business as usual approach and has been looking at potential pilot pickups for next season.

What are your thoughts on the new premiere date?

Do you think the show could be canceled alongside other CW shows?

Hit the comments.

Remember you can watch Legacies online right here via TV Fanatic.

The series airs Thursdays at 9 p.m.

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