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WGA Awards 2019: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins Comedy Series Award

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WGA Awards 2019: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins Comedy Series Award
The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the comedy series award for Kate Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman, Sheila Lawrence, Daniel Palladino and Amy Sherman Palladino. The series won the Emmy for best comedy series last year.

Bill Hader and Alec Berg won the episodic comedy award for the opening segment of HBO’s “Barry,” “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (“Barry”).

Stephanie Gillis won the animated award for the “Bart’s Not Dead” episode and Alex Gansa took the episodic drama award for the “Paean To The People” segment of “Homeland.”

Chelsea Peretti hosted the West Coast ceremonies while Roy Wood Jr. was the emcee in New York

Original screenplay nominees are Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”; Adam McKay’s “Vice”; Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade”; Bryan Woods,
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Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Proven Innocent’ Starts Soft, But ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Demos

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Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Proven Innocent’ Starts Soft, But ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Demos
Another Friday, another demo win for Fox’s Last Man Standing, as back-to-back episodes dominated the demo ratings shares, scoring a 1.1/6 and 6.12 million viewers at 8 PM, then staying strong with a 1.0/5 and 5.63 million at 8:30 PM.

But the twin knockouts didn’t particularly help Fox’s new legal drama Proven Innocent, which debuted to an 0.5/3 and 3.09 million at 9 PM, going up against tough competition elsewhere.

On CBS, the debut of Levy Tran as a new character on MacGyver saw it score an 0.7/4, but a huge 6.42 million in viewers. That spurred follower Hawaii Five-O to 0.8/4 and 7.27 million viewers, with 10 PM’s Blue Bloods scoring the night’s top total viewers with 8.87 million viewers and demos of 0.8/4.

CBS also won the overall network race, scoring an 0.8/4 and 7.52 million.

At ABC, the 8 PM Fresh Off The Boat had a 0.7/4 and 3.14 million viewers as the lead-in to Speechless, which had an 0.5/3 and 2.35 million viewers.
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TV Writer Christopher Knopf, Former WGA West President, Dies at 91

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TV Writer Christopher Knopf, Former WGA West President, Dies at 91
Prolific Emmy-nominated television writer Christopher Edwin Knopf, former president of the Writers Guild of America West, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure on Feb. 13. He was 91.

Knopf was born in New York and attended UCLA, leaving during his senior year to join the Air Force during World War II. He finished his studies at U.C. Berkeley, graduating in 1950, and began a 50-year career as a writer for motion picture and television.

He served as president of the International Writers Guild, national chairman of the WGA and president of the WGA West during 1965-67. He received 10 Writers Guild nominations and won three of them.

Knopf received the Morgan Cox Award in 1991 and the Edmund H. North Award in 2002 from WGA West.

Knopf’s credits include “Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime,” “Mrs. Sundance,” “The Girl Who Spelled Freedom,” “Baby Girl Scott,” “Peter and Paul,” and the pilot for “The Big Valley.
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Mad Men’s’ Andre, Maria Jacquemetton Set for Series Mania’s Ugc Writers Campus

Madrid — André and Maria Jacquemetton, the Emmy and WGA Award-winning writer-producers of AMC’s “Mad Men” and consulting producers on Amazon Studios’ “The Romanoffs,” will serve as Guests of Honor at Series Mania’s Ugc Writers Campus, a workshop whose participants include Denmark’s Christina Miller-Harris and Israel’s Noy Carmel.

The Jacquemettons will deliver a masterclass and help steer workshops. Lorraine Sullivan, the former director of the Berlin Film School’s Serial Eyes, serves as head of studies, Nicola Lusuardi, a story editor and creative producer for Sky Italy, and Christian Rank, head of drama at Denmark’s Dr,
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China Plans Remake of BBC Time-Travel Cop Show ‘Life on Mars’ (Exclusive)

A Chinese “Life on Mars” is in the works after BBC Studios and Phoenix Entertainment inked a deal to create a Mandarin-language version of the time-travel cop series. BBC Studios will officially unveil the format deal at Showcase, its annual programming market for international buyers, which is now underway in Liverpool, England.

“Life on Mars” was created by Endemol Shine-owned producer Kudos and initially aired on BBC One in the U.K. in 2006. ABC aired a U.S. version, which had a pilot from David E. Kelley and a cast that included Harvey Keitel and Michael Imperioli.

Phoenix will
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Leads Mpse Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Leads Mpse Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody” followed up love from Cinema Audio Society sound mixers with a pair of honors at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 66th annual Golden Reel Awards Sunday night. The musical biopic scored wins for dialogue and Adr as well as sound editing in a musical.

The film is nominated for sound editing at the Oscars along with “First Man” and two other films that received Golden Reel Awards: “A Quiet Place” and “Roma.”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” also received a pair of awards.

TV prizes went to FX’s “The Americans” and “Atlanta,” Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,
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Writers Guild Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel and Barry Among Winners

Writers Guild Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel and Barry Among Winners
The 71st Annual Writers Guild Awards were handed out Sunday night in Los Angeles and New York City, and they were very good to the Jennings, Midge and Barry.

The Americans’ final season took home the gold for Drama Series, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel claimed the Comedy Series trophy. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won for Best Long-Form Adapted Series.

Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Barry earned individual episode accolades, with the latter also picking up the New Series award.

TV’s major winners are listed below.

Drama Series

The Americans — Winner

Better Call
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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: The Solid ‘Omega’ Introduces This Season’s Big Bad

‘The Walking Dead’ Review: The Solid ‘Omega’ Introduces This Season’s Big Bad
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “The Walking Dead” Season 9 Episode 10, “Omega.”]

This Week On “The Walking Dead

The slow drip of information about the Whisperers continues in “Omega,” as Samantha Morton is rather convolutedly introduced as this season’s heavy, Alpha. It’s a solid episode, but the real question is which “Fantastic Beasts” cast member will join “The Walking Dead” next? Fingers crossed for Colin Farrell.

Man Is The True Monster

It was proposed in last week’s review that Lydia was putting on an act and she was much tougher than she let on. “Omega” wastes no time in revealing this to be true, as she gently presses Henry for information on the other settlements while filling him in on her tragic backstory. She and her parents were stuck in a group emergency shelter shortly after the zombie outbreak. Her father, Frank, was abusive and cynical, while her mother would go to any lengths to protect them,
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The Walking Dead Recap: Scary Tales — Plus, Alpha, From Mother to Monster

The Walking Dead Recap: Scary Tales — Plus, Alpha, From Mother to Monster
“Some people ain’t meant to be parents,” Daryl opined in Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. And once we’d heard Lydia’s stories about her mother — and these were just the chilling tip of the iceberg — there could be no doubt that the she-beast who called herself Alpha was one of those people. How bad was she? Read on — and, while you’re at it, call your mama!

Once Upon A Time… | As the flashback-filled “Omega” began, Lydia recalled for Henry (as Daryl eavesdropped) Day 23 of the apocalypse, which found the then-6ish-year-old holed up with her
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The Walking Dead Showed Us Alpha's Brutal Origins in a Flashback-Heavy Episode

Sunday's The Walking Dead was the most flashback-heavy episode since Season 6's "Here's Not Here," which filled in Morgan's (Lennie James) backstory between Seasons 3 and 5. Season 9, Episode 10 took on a similar format, where a character told another the story of how they got there (and in both

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Manila Luzon

In terms of calling a person a male or a female when they’re in drag or just in general it’s become something of a sensitive issue these days, but when it comes Manila Luzon, who is a noted drag queen, it’s believed to be okay to say ‘him’ though for the purposes of this article I’ll stick to ‘she’ and ‘her’ since it seems fair. But getting past that, Manila has been a prominent figure when it comes to drag queens and the popularity they’ve seen throughout the years. Thanks to entering RuPaul’s program years before she’s managed to create

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Manila Luzon
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‘True Detective’ Director on What That Season-Spanning Tie-In Means for the Season 3 Finale

‘True Detective’ Director on What That Season-Spanning Tie-In Means for the Season 3 Finale
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “True Detective” Season 3, Episode 7, “The Final Country.”]

Daniel Sackheim joined the third season of “True Detective” pretty late — “I did not have a lot [of time],” he told IndieWire — but he knew about the case’s ties to Season 1 from the get-go.

“Nic [Pizzolatto] actually had all of these seven scripts written when I came onto the show,” Sackheim said. “It was always in the cards, so to speak.”

Episode 7, “The Final Country,” unveiled a secret connection between the Purcell case in Season 3 and the case investigated by Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) in Season 1. While Wayne (Mahershala Ali) is being interviewed by Elisa (Sarah Gadon), the docuseries reporter tells him about a theory that blames a pedophile ring for the death of William Purcell and kidnapping of Julie — the same pedophile ring associated with a serial killer felled by Cohle and Hart three years earlier.

Sackheim has been
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‘True Detective’ Review: Episode 7 Comes Full Circle with a Stunning, Franchise-Shaking Twist

‘True Detective’ Review: Episode 7 Comes Full Circle with a Stunning, Franchise-Shaking Twist
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “True Detective” Season 3, Episode 7, “The Final Country.”]

Let’s get one thing straight: The revelation that the Purcell case in Season 3 is likely connected to the Fontenot case in Season 1 is the least important piece of the evidence presented in Episode 7. It doesn’t really matter to Wayne (Mahershala Ali) if the pedophile ring that bribed Lucy Purcell (Mamie Gummer) into giving her kids to the Hoyt foundation is part of the larger criminal ring that includes the Tuttle church — once investigated by the original true detectives, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson). Wayne still needs to chase down his own leads and recapture his lost memories to solve his own case; tying it to another case isn’t all that important to his ultimate goal: hold the guilty men accountable.

But it’s a huge factor for “True Detective” overall. For one, it justifies why so
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Counterpart Recap: Viral Hit — Who Didn't Survive the Starz Finale?

Worlds collided a final — and we do mean final — time in Counterpart‘s Season 2 and likely series finale this Sunday night. Who died during this closing crisis? And did Indigo succeed in infecting our sidewith the flu?

Having executed both Managements and then appropriated a communications gizmo from each side, Mira dictated a message to be immediately disseminated to the OIs in each world. In short, it said that this grand experiment of attempting diplomacy between worlds had failed, so we are going to seal off the crossing again, and for good. Everyone took the message at face value, and
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The Walking Dead is Renewed for a 10th Season: But Why?

Season 9 of The Walking Dead is coming back to TV soon enough, but season 10 has already been confirmed to be happening, and some people want to know why. Well, those folks wanting to know why are typically those that don’t understand how the show has been soldiering on for so long when in their minds it would be better served just finding a suitable ending point where the story could end. In the eyes of some folks this series, which started off being one of the most loved shows on TV, has run its course and needs to

The Walking Dead is Renewed for a 10th Season: But Why?
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Beth Chapman

When it comes to reality TV there are some stars you know and revere and others that don’t tend to come up that much apart from those moments when something tragic happens. Beth Chapman is a woman that a lot of people might know from Dog the Bounty Hunter, but apart from her role on the show a lot of folks might not have paid a great deal of attention to her largely because she’s not the star. But more and more people started to pay attention when she developed throat cancer it would seem, as drama of this sort

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Beth Chapman
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WGA Awards 2019: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ Win Screenplay Awards

WGA Awards 2019: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ Win Screenplay Awards
In a pair of upsets, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” has won the Writers Guild of America’s adapted screenplay award for Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty and Bo Burnham has won the original screenplay award for “Eighth Grade.”

The major television trophies went to “The Americans,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Homeland” and “Barry” for the 71st Writers Guild Awards, held at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., and the Edison Ballroom in New York City. It was the last major awards show before the Feb. 24 Academy Awards.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” based on the
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Is The Show “Say Yes to the Dress” Fake?

Calling a show like Say Yes to the Dress fake is tantamount to slathering yourself in sheep’s blood and walking into a lion’s den, the chances are you won’t be able to run out fast enough with incurring a few scratches and bite marks depending on if the lions are in residence and if they happen to care. But one thing that can be said about this show is that it is not entirely faked. For instance, the location is real, the dresses are real, the salespeople are real, and the customers are real. The only thing that is fake,

Is The Show “Say Yes to the Dress” Fake?
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Will The Good Doctor's New Chief Impact Melendez & Lim's Relationship?

Will The Good Doctor's New Chief Impact Melendez & Lim's Relationship?
Daniel Dae Kim makes his debut as new chief of surgery Dr. Jackson Han on Monday’s episode of The Good Doctor (ABC, 10/9c). Will his arrival force Melendez and Lim to end their secret romance?

St. Bonaventure’s recently coupled surgeons agreed to conceal their relationship outside of work from the residents, as well as Dr. Andrews. Then in a subsequent episode, Melendez acknowledged that his feelings towards Lim had clouded his judgment in the Or.

The added pressure of a new boss on their heels promises to alter the Melendez/Lim dynamic even further, though not in a romantic sense,
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20 Great Family Guy Quotes for the Show’s 20th Anniversary

It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Family Guy first aired. A lot of us were probably still in our teens when this show first came on the air, while a good number of us were old enough to think “Oh good, another one.” Remember when The Simpsons was considered to be something worth banning in some peoples’ opinion? Family Guy raised the bar even higher, or lowered it depending on your outlook, and despite the opposition to it from some the show never really went away since it was deemed as one of the

20 Great Family Guy Quotes for the Show’s 20th Anniversary
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