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Emma Roberts Pretty Much Confirms Madison Is Back for the Big ‘AHS’ Crossover

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Emma Roberts Pretty Much Confirms Madison Is Back for the Big ‘AHS’ Crossover
If you had your money on the return of Emma Roberts for the next season of “American Horror Story,” collect your winnings. Judging from a video the actress posted to Instagram on Sunday, Madison Montgomery is returning from the dead, again, for the Ryan Murphy show’s big “Murder House”-“Coven” crossover.

In the extremely short video, Roberts pops into the frame dressed as Madison and basically makes an “Ahs” meme reality by saying “Surprise, bitch. Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.” The video is set to auto-repeat which just feels so appropriate considering how apparently impossible it is to keep Madison dead.
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Chris Hardwick Fallout: All the Outlets Distancing Themselves After Abuse Accusation

Chris Hardwick Fallout: All the Outlets Distancing Themselves After Abuse Accusation
Geek culture avatar Chris Hardwick has seen swift blowback after actress and former Nerdist host Chloe Dykstra posted a damning online essay late Thursday accusing her ex-boyfriend of “sexual assault,” “controlling behavior” and career sabotage.

Though Hardwick on Friday vehemently denied the sexual assault accusation, he mostly sidestepped her other claims beyond saying, “I’m devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur.”

But major companies that work with Hardwick were quick to respond and publicly hit the pause button on their professional relationship.

Here they are (so far):
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Fox’s Newest Dramas Will Run During Commercial Breaks (Exclusive)

Fox’s Newest Dramas Will Run During Commercial Breaks (Exclusive)
Fox Networks Group hopes to make its commercial breaks as dramatic as the action in some of its best-known series, like “9-1-1,” “American Horror Story” or “Lethal Weapon.”

Starting this fall, Fox outlets like Fox Broadcasting, FX, Nat Geo and their digital counterparts will begin running inspirational videos that tell stories about people who have overcome adversity. These tales won’t take part over the course of 22 episodes, but will instead show up during advertising time, and Fox hopes to get marketers to sponsor them. Pharamaceutical companies, sports advertisers, insurance marketers and wellness firms are viewed as potential candidates
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‘Save Our Show!’: Inside the Campaigns to Revive Recently Cancelled Shows Like ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Shadowhunters,’ and More

‘Save Our Show!’: Inside the Campaigns to Revive Recently Cancelled Shows Like ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Shadowhunters,’ and More
The only thing as dramatic as watching television is tracking the insanity behind-the-scenes, when networks and studios try to figure out which shows to save and which to cut. The decision-making process can lead to a lot of heartbreaking moments, not only for the people whose jobs depend on continuing these stories, but the fans who are rabid to see more. And in the age of social media, those fans have become far more sophisticated in how they campaign to save their favorites — shouting “save our show!” in dozens of different ways on dozens of different platforms.

2018 is only half over, but there have already been a number of shows that took their creators and fans on roller coaster rides, across broadcast TV, cable, and streaming services alike. There are still more to come, so below IndieWire has updated the statuses of six recent series that have had everyone asking
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The Affair Season 4 Premiere Recap: L.A. Reboot Begins With New Mystery

The Affair Season 4 Premiere Recap: L.A. Reboot Begins With New Mystery
Warning: The following contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of The Affair.

Remember The Affair? It’s been a year-and-a-half since its polarizing third season drew to a close. Now the show is back, and introducing a new mystery.

The premiere begins in Montauk. Noah’s using a gas station payphone. He hangs up, then walks out towards Cole. He says, “It’s been 72 hours, and she hasn’t called to check in on Joanie. No one’s seen her. The police have declared a missing person.” We assume he’s referring to Alison, but that’d be too easy…
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‘Fordlandia’: Get Ready for a Werner Herzog TV Show

‘Fordlandia’: Get Ready for a Werner Herzog TV Show
Werner Herzog will bring his unique blend of artistry and unbearable misery to television with Fordlandia, a series about Henry Ford’s attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon. Filmmaker Werner Herzog is known the world over, both for his provocative films and documentaries, and for his gloomy-yet-charming personality. He’s a legend. And […]

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Westworld Recap: Your Ultra-Quick Upload for Season 2, Episode 9

Westworld Recap: Your Ultra-Quick Upload for Season 2, Episode 9
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Westworld recap here.

Analysis mode: Did that just really happen?

If you watched this week’s Westworld, you know that we’re referring to that mind-bending insinuation that takes place at the end of the episode and makes us question everything that came before it. And if you didn’t happen to catch this week’s hour, you’re in for a head-scratching treat.

Here are the four key takeaways from Season 2, Episode 9, “Vanishing Point.”
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The Ranch Recap: A Wildfire, a Wedding and a Death Threat In Episode 6

The Ranch Recap: A Wildfire, a Wedding and a Death Threat In Episode 6
Warning: The following contains spoilers from the first six episodes of The Ranch Part 5. Looking for our previous recap? Click here.

(Note: On Dec. 5, 2017, Danny Masterson was fired by Netflix. Because of The Ranch‘s accelerated production schedule, Masterson still appears in all 10 new episodes. To find out how he’s written out in the Part 5 finale, click here.)

Drama ensues at the halfway point of The Ranch Part 5, as a natural disaster puts a damper on Colt and Abby’s wedding plans.

With a wildfire fast approaching, the Bennetts evacuate their family home and head to Garrison High, where
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Wattpad Strikes Development & Production Deal With Germany’s Bavaria Fiction

Wattpad, the Toronto-based storytelling app that combines crowdsourced content and original IP, is heading to Germany after striking a development and production deal with Bavaria Fiction. This comes after numerous deals with Hollywood studio partners including Sony Pictures Television and eOne and broadcasters such as Hulu and Netflix. The deal will give Bavaria Fiction, which is a joint venture between Bavaria Film and Zdf Enterprises, access to more than a million…
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HBO Boards ‘Storm Over Brooklyn’ Feature Doc From ‘Whitney’ Producer Lightbox

HBO has come on board a feature documentary about a black American teenager shot to death by a group of white youths in 1989. The premium broadcaster has greenlit Storm Over Brooklyn, directed by Muta'Ali and produced by Lightbox, the U.S./UK firm behind Netflix series Captive. Storm Over Brooklyn won the inaugural Feature Documentary Initiative, created by Lightbox and the American Black Film Festival (Abff), as part of a joint initiative to foster diversity in feature…
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John Oliver Blasts Donald Trump Administration For Taking Children From Parents As Immigration Strategy

John Oliver kicked off Last Week Tonight talking about President Donald Trump’s roller coaster week, that began when he met with “Cutie Patootie” Kim Jong Un. Trump tweet-boasted we can all feel much safer than the day he took office, because there is “no longer a nuclear threat from North Korean,” adding, “sleep well tonight!” “Donald Trump telling me I can sleep well tonight is like the Grim Reaper telling me to Have a Happy Birthday,” Oliver said. “His presence is the…
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Emma Roberts Teases Return of ‘American Horror Story’s Madison Montgomery

Last week, Ryan Murphy announced that the next installment of American Horror Story would be a crossover of season 1’s “Murder House” and season 3’s “Coven.” Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates are all set to return and now it seems that Emma Roberts will be reprising her role as Madison Montgomery from “Coven.” Roberts posted a short video on Instagram during Murphy’s latest series Pose saying, “Surprise bitch, bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.” Based on…
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Horror Story Crossover: Emma Roberts Teases Coven Character's Return

Horror Story Crossover: Emma Roberts Teases Coven Character's Return
I bet you thought you saw the last of Emma Roberts as Madison Montgomery — but thanks to American Horror Story‘s forthcoming crossover, she’ll be back, bitch.

The actress, who starred in American Horror Story: Coven as troubled Hollywood starlet Madison, appeared to confirm on Sunday that she’ll reprise the role for the FX series’ eighth season — a crossover between Coven (Season 3) and Murder House (Season 1).

That Instagram post was followed by back-and-forth chatter between Roberts and series creator Ryan Murphy:

@RobertsEmma, guess what ur opening line is? #PoseFX

— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) June 18, 2018

Hehe pray tell ! #Posefx
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‘Pose’ Conventional Christmas Episode Is an Invigorating Gift for the Lgbtq Community

‘Pose’ Conventional Christmas Episode Is an Invigorating Gift for the Lgbtq Community
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Pose” Episode 3, “Giving and Receiving.”]

Christmas has come early to “Pose.” In fact, it arrived in June for Sunday’s episode, titled “Giving and Receiving,” which follows the yuletide experiences of the families in three different homes: the House of Evangelista, the House of Abundance, and the Bowes’ household.

Christmas movies, episodes, and TV specials have become a genre unto themselves, often appealing to non-Christian and secular viewers. While “Pose” may offer a more unique point of view to audiences unfamiliar with the ‘80s ballroom culture, its storytelling often falls into conventional patterns and tropes, and its Christmas episode is no different.

Series producer Our Lady J wrote “Giving and Receiving” with Janet Mock. “Beyond all of the glamour and glitz of the ballroom scene, ‘Pose’ is about family, and what better way to celebrate a TV family than a very special Christmas episode,” said Our Lady J to IndieWire.
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‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Vanishing Point’ Reveals Stunning Stakes for the Finale and Some Tragic Twists

‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Vanishing Point’ Reveals Stunning Stakes for the Finale and Some Tragic Twists
[Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for “Westworld” Season 2, Episode 9, “Vanishing Point.”]

Programming Note

This is the last episode provided to critics before next week’s season finale, which means that no, we have no idea what happens next either, and that this review will be untainted by any potential future knowledge. Enjoy.

Diagnostic Report

It’s not a good day for anyone in the Westworld park, as the game pieces get set up for next week’s final conclusion. Unlike “Game of Thrones,” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy don’t choose to play their biggest hand in the penultimate episode.

The focus is largely on William, as flashbacks to the not-too-distant past depict what happened the night his wife Juliet committed suicide. Earlier that evening, the two of them had been attending a gala in William’s honor, but the snide teasing William receives about his “humble roots” as well as Juliet’s public drunkenness
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Seth MacFarlane Says He’s ‘Embarrassed’ to Work for Fox

Seth MacFarlane Says He’s ‘Embarrassed’ to Work for Fox
With the debate around what constitutes fake news continuing to make headlines, Seth MacFarlane has weighed in on how he feels about Fox News’ portrayal of other media outlets.

On Saturday, MacFarlane — who has worked with Fox Broadcasting Company for nearly 20 years, beginning with the creation of “Family Guy” in 1999 — tweeted that he is “embarrassed to work for” the company. The Tweet was a response to CNN’s Brian Stelter, who had tweeted a quote of Fox News host Tucker Carlson encouraging his viewers to “always assume the opposite of what they’re telling you on the big news stations.
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‘Incredibles 2’ Was Almost Worth the Wait

I’ve never understood Pixar’s apparent reluctance to make a sequel to The Incredibles (2004). At the time of its release, it was probably their best movie other than Finding Nemo (2003). They had already made their first sequel with Toy Story 2 (1999) and, with respect to that franchise, The Incredibles had more potential as an ongoing series than that one ever did. Superheroes were already revving up to their current place of dominance at the box office (likely the reason why the studio was eager to make that film in the first place). The first two X-Men movies had

Incredibles 2’ Was Almost Worth the Wait
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FIFA World Cup: Fox Sports Sets Record With Argentina-Iceland Match; Telemundo Scores Big With First Presentation

Even though the Argentina-Iceland FIFA World Cup match was a 1-1 Group Stage draw, Fox Sports came out on top as a winner, scoring its most-watched match of the FIFA World Cup tournament. According to Nielsen Media Research, the match raked in an average of 2,973,000 viewers on the Fox broadcast network. The match-up became the most-watched game of the tournament for Fox and FS1 as well as the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since 2016. On…
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Fox Sports, Usga Apologize For Graphic Language Inadvertently Broadcast

Fox Sports and the United States Golf Association (Usga) have apologized for the airing of some graphic language on a sexual encounter by some fans that was picked up by a network microphone during the Us Open. The audio of the conversation was published by Awful Announcing and can be heard here. Fox has dozens of microphones strategically placed on the course and picked up a conversation between two fans talking about an encounter. "Today, during the live FS1 broadcast…
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Will We Ever See a “Shanghai Dawn” Movie?

Some people might remember the Shanghai movies from the 2000s, which starred Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. First, there was Shanghai Noon, in which a Chinese guard and an American bandit teamed up to rescue a Chinese princess. Second, there was Shanghai Knights, in which the Chinese ex-guard and the American ex-bandit team up for the purpose of seeking revenge for a murdered father in London. On the whole, the two Shanghai movies were not particularly serious in nature, but they proved to be rather entertaining, as shown by the fact that they managed to bring in more than $180

Will We Ever See a “Shanghai Dawn” Movie?
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