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Women TV Directors Can Call the Shots, But ‘Don’t Have the Luxury to Fail’

Women TV Directors Can Call the Shots, But ‘Don’t Have the Luxury to Fail’
The conversation was lively at the Directing for Television: Women Calling the Shots panel hosted by the Television Academy Foundation on Monday, with four successful female TV directors speaking candidly about the industry and their place in it. The discussion took place as part of the foundation’s Faculty Seminar: The Conference event, during which media educators from around the country gathered for the opportunity to better educate TV’s next generation of content creators and industry leaders.

“I really thought I knew [what I was doing],” Anya Adams said of her first time directing an episode. “I was the first Ad, so I was right up there in everything,” she continued, “but the politics that the director has to go through with producers and actors is something you can only experience if you’re in that position.” Adams’ credits include episodes of ABC’s “Speechless” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” among others.

But
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Anyone Home is Released by Gravitas Ventures

Anyone Home is Released by Gravitas Ventures The much anticipated psychological horror film, Anyone Home (previously named Model Home), was just released by Gravitas Ventures. This film stars multi award-winning actor Jasper Cole (The Rookie), Kathy Baker (Picket Fences) and Monique Gabriela Curnen (The Dark Knight). This is the first feature film from director Patrick …

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Looking Back on David E. Kelley’s History-Making Double Emmy Wins 20 Years Later

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Looking Back on David E. Kelley’s History-Making Double Emmy Wins 20 Years Later
David E. Kelley thought there’d been a mistake. On Sept. 12, 1999, the prolific showrunner was backstage at the Shrine Auditorium, having just accepted the best drama series Emmy for “The Practice,” when he heard his name called again.

Kelley immediately figured that the producers were summoning him out again to take the award away from his ABC legal drama and give it to “The Sopranos,” the HBO series that had skyrocketed like a pop culture comet in its first season. “Sopranos” had been the heavy favorite to win the Emmys’ top prize that year, given the intensity around the show.

But there was no mistake. Kelley was ushered back onstage because Television Academy voters decided to make history by handing him a second big win, the comedy honor for his Fox series “Ally McBeal.” Kelley is the first and to date only producer to command the Emmy Awards for best
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Kathy Baker to Guest Star on ‘Chicago Med’ Season 5 Premiere (Exclusive)

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Kathy Baker to Guest Star on ‘Chicago Med’ Season 5 Premiere (Exclusive)
The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center’s team is going to be adding one more name to the long list of people who need their help, as “Picket Fences” alum Kathy Baker has been set as a guest star on the Season 5 premiere of “Chicago Med,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The Emmy winner will play Nancy Geddes, who is described as a “devoted grandmother to A+ student and joy of her life, Cameron, who also happens to be battling emotional issues.” Nancy has “bent over backwards to provide for him and raise him right, but the impact of Cameron’s condition threatens to upend the life she envisions for him.”

“Chicago Med” stars Nick Gehlfuss, Torrey DeVitto, Oliver Platt, Brian Tee, Yaya DaCosta, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Marlyne Barrett. Actors Colin Donnell and Norma Kuhling are both exiting as series regulars this season.

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Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year? Who could join them in 2019?

Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year? Who could join them in 2019?
It’s only happened 14 times that fictional TV husbands and wives have won Emmy Awards in the same year. Tour our photo gallery above to see who they were over the past 70 years. Our research is for drama and comedy series only (not TV movies or limited series).

And there are four possibilities that could join them at the 2019 ceremony: Jason Bateman and Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”), and Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

Here is a full list of the 14 couples who have achieved this before:

2014

Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”)

2011

Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”)

2003

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

2001

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

1993

Tom Skerritt and Kathy Baker (“Picket Fences”)

1991

Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig (“thirtysomething”)

1986

Williams Daniels and
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Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year?

Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year?
It’s only happened 14 times that fictional TV husbands and wives have won Emmy Awards in the same year. Tour our photo gallery above to see who they were over the past 70 years. Our research is for drama and comedy series only (not TV movies or limited series).

And there are four possibilities that could join them at the 2019 ceremony: Jason Bateman and Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”), and Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

Here is a full list of the 14 couples who have achieved this before:

2014

Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”)

2011

Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”)

2003

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

2001

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

1993

Tom Skerritt and Kathy Baker (“Picket Fences”)

1991

Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig (“thirtysomething”)

1986

Williams Daniels and
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Three Alligator/ Crocodile Movies To See Before ‘Crawl’

This week sees the release of the creature feature Crawl, a high-tension alligator movie that will have you on the very edge of your seat. Kaya Scodelario leads the cast of the film as young swimming ace Hayley who loses contact with her father Dave (Barry Pepper) during a category 5 hurricane in Florida. Having not being able to get hold of him by telephone, she travels back to her home town to track Dave down.

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Unfortunately for Hayley, she soon finds herself stuck in a flooded house, the water all around her slowly starting to rise all around her. Throw into the mix a bunch of hungry alligators and you’ve got yourself one of the most nail-biting thrillers of the year.

Ahead of the film’s release on Friday, we take a look at three kick-ass alligator/croc movies to get you in the mood for Crawl.
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Watch Out, ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘NYPD Blue’ Once Set a Record and Then Got Ambushed at the Emmys

Watch Out, ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘NYPD Blue’ Once Set a Record and Then Got Ambushed at the Emmys
This story about “NYPD Blue” and the Emmys first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

When “Game of Thrones” received 32 Emmy nominations for its eighth and final season, the show broke a record that had stood for 25 years and had seemed unassailable for most of that time. The previous record holder was Steven Bochco and David Milch’s “NYPD Blue,” which debuted on ABC in late 1993, shocked some people by bringing profanity and nudity to broadcast television and racked up 27 nominations for its first season, a total it never again came close to achieving.

The series, which followed a group of Manhattan police detectives, dominated the Emmy drama categories at the 1994 Emmys to the point that it landed four of the five nominations in the drama-series directing category and all five in the writing category. (No show has turned that trick since then.
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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Drama From David E. Kelley & A+E Studios Gets CBS Series Production Commitment

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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Drama From David E. Kelley & A+E Studios Gets CBS Series Production Commitment
In one of the first big sales of the 2019-20 broadcast development season, CBS has given a series production commitment to The Lincoln Lawyer, a legal drama from The Practice creator David E. Kelley based on Michael Connelly’s series of bestselling novels. The project hails from A+E Studios, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.

Written by Kelley, The Lincoln Lawyer centers on Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.

Kelley will executive produce with Connelly and Ross Fineman.

The high-profile project, which marks Kelley’s return to broadcast, was taken out by A+E Studios just before the upfronts, with CBS quickly snapping it.

The Lincoln Lawyer stems from a previous spec script Kelley had written which A+E Studios acquired a year or so ago,
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‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Series in Development at CBS from David E. Kelley

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‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Series in Development at CBS from David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley is returning once more to the court of legal dramas.

CBS has issued a series production commitment for “The Lincoln Lawyer,” with Kelley in position to pen and executive produce.

Based on the series of bestselling novels by Michael Connelly, the show hails from A+E Studios in association with CBS TV Studios. It will center around Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.

Connelly’s original “The Lincoln Lawyer” novel, which came out in 2006, was adapted for the big screen in 2011 with Matthew McConaughey playing Haller. The Brad Furman film was a box office hit and also starred Marisa Tomei in the role of Haller’s ex-wife Maggie McPherson. There is yet no word on who will be playing the
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Emmy magic: Meryl Streep (‘Big Little Lies’) could become 34th actor to win for a David E. Kelley show [Photos]

Emmy magic: Meryl Streep (‘Big Little Lies’) could become 34th actor to win for a David E. Kelley show [Photos]
To the surprise of no one, rave reviews keep pouring in for birthday girl Meryl Streep (she turns 70 years old today) as bereaved mother Mary Louise in Season 2 of “Big Little Lies.” That begs the question: Will Streep become yet another performer to win an Emmy for appearing in a show written and produced by David E. Kelley? To date this TV veteran has helped a whopping 33 actors take home Emmy Awards, including Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard for the first season of HBO’s popular program. Click through our photo gallery above to see which stars have Kelley to thank for their Emmys.

See‘Big Little Lies’ reactions for ‘Tell-Tale Hearts’: Do you agree that it’s the ‘best episode of the whole series’?

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s remember that the current episodes of “Big Little Lies” are not eligible at this year’s Emmys,
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Tom Skerritt tells us the funniest thing he ever witnessed on the Alien set

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Tom Skerritt has starred in some of the most iconic movies ever made—M*A*S*H, Alien, Steel Magnolias, Top Gun. He also won an Emmy in 1993 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, playing the sheriff of a small town plagued with a variety of bizarre crimes in the acclaimed David E. Kelley show Picket Fences. The…
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Designated Survivor Season 3: Netflix Trailer Reveals Tom's VP Pick, Hannah's New Mission and More

Designated Survivor Season 3: Netflix Trailer Reveals Tom's VP Pick, Hannah's New Mission and More
There is a lot to process in the first full trailer for Season 3 of Designated Survivor, which hits Netflix on Friday, June 7.

For starters, you’ll see Tom Kirkman (played by Kiefer Sutherland) wonder if he has already screwed up his reelection campaign. You’ll also see who his pick for a running mate is… and the crisis that results. Hannah (Maggie Q) is offered a plum new gig with apparently very high stakes, and Seth (Kal Penn) unleashes quite a tirade about the state of journalism from the press room. In addition to Sutherland, Penn and Q, returning cast
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Designated Survivor Gets Season 3 Premiere Date at Netflix

President Tom Kirkman’s re-election campaign will begin on Friday, June 7 when Season 3 of Designated Survivor is released by Netflix.

The premiere date reveal comes nearly eight months after the onetime ABC series was rescued by the streaming giant. Watch a new “catch-up” video above.

“Creatively, we’ve had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn on the show in terms of the number of showrunners involved,” then-abc entertainment chief Channing Dungey explained last May after axing the Kiefer Sutherland-led drama. “We were less confident with the creative path forward than the other shows we brought back.”

To recap: Amy B.
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Peter Dinklage needs to overcome a 23-year curse in drama supporting actor to make Emmy history

Peter Dinklage needs to overcome a 23-year curse in drama supporting actor to make Emmy history
Peter Dinklage feels like a mortal lock to take home his record-breaking fourth Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy for “Game of Thrones,” but his victory may not be as assured if you go by recent Emmy history. If he does prevail again this year, it’d be his second straight win, but no one has been able to defend their crown in this category in 23 years.

The last person to win two drama supporting actor Emmys in a row was Ray Walston (“Picket Fences”), who triumphed in 1995 and ’96. Since then, the only people to earn multiple Emmys in this category have been Dinklage and Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”). Paul accomplished it first, winning his second trophy in 2012 to go with his 2010 one; he nabbed a third in 2014, becoming the most awarded person in this category. Dinklage tied him at three wins last year, but his were all non-consecutive as well,
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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Last Year’s Winner: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: In bad news for Peter Dinklage, the TV Academy really doesn’t like to hand out back-to-back honors for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — not that Dinklage hasn’t already noticed. His three wins have come in 2011, 2015, and 2018, breaking up the only other repeat winner of the decade’s would-be hot streaks; Aaron Paul, who won for “Breaking Bad” in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Oddly enough, they’re two of just four supporting actors to win three trophies, and the other two — Art Carney (“The Jackie Gleason Show”) and Don Knotts (“The Andy Griffith Show”) — racked up all their wins in three consecutive years. Still, the last actor to win back-to-back in this category was Ray Walston for “Picket Fences” in 1995 and 1996.

Fun Fact: With the above in mind, perhaps the best evidence of Emmy voters spreading
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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Actress in a Drama Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Actress in a Drama Series
Last Year’s Winner: Claire Foy, “The Crown

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: There has not been a back-to-back winner in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category since Claire Danes won for “Homeland” in 2012 and 2013. Other successful defending champions include Glenn Close (in 2008 and 2009 for “Damages”), Kathy Baker (in 1995 and 1996 for “Picket Fences”), Patricia Wettig (in 1990 and 1991 for “thirtysomething”), and Sharon Gless (in 1986 and 1987 for “Cagney & Lacey”). Tyne Daly, who’s tied with Michael Learned for the most awards by a single actress in this category ever (at four), is the only performer to win three in a row (from 1983-1985 for “Cagney & Lacey).

Fun Fact: Broadcast TV’s Emmy struggles continue in the Best Drama Actress category. Two or more of the big four networks were nominated in the category between 2000 and 2016, including nine wins between them. In 2017, only one network actress was nominated (Viola Davis
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James Frawley, Director of ‘The Monkees,’ ‘The Muppet Movie,’ Dies at 82

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James Frawley, Director of ‘The Monkees,’ ‘The Muppet Movie,’ Dies at 82
James Frawley, a prolific filmmaker who won an Emmy for directing the first episode of “The Monkees” and helmed “The Muppet Movie,” died Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 82.

His wife, Cynthia Frawley, told Variety that her husband died following a heart attack.

Born on Sept. 29, 1936, in Houston, Frawley was the youngest son of actor William Frawley. He broke into the entertainment business as a television actor with credits on “The Seasons of Youth,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Outer Limits” and “Perry Mason.”

Frawley was chosen selected by producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider to direct the first episode of “The Monkees,” starring Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series in 1967 for the episode “Royal Flush” and was nominated the following year for the segment “The Devil and Peter Tork.”

“I picked up a 16mm camera,
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Don Cheadle movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Crash,’ ‘Devil in a Blue Dress,’ ‘Hotel Rwanda’

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Don Cheadle movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Crash,’ ‘Devil in a Blue Dress,’ ‘Hotel Rwanda’
Don Cheadle celebrates his 54th birthday on November 29, 2018. The actor has had an interesting and varied career encompassing success in both film and television.

Cheadle first started acting in the mid-1980s with such films as “Hamburger Hill” and “Colors.” His career took a different direction when he was cast in the spinoff series “The Golden Palace” followed by “Picket Fences.” Around this time, he also had the movie “Devil with a Blue Dress” garner him some awards attention and make nearly grab him an Oscar nomination.

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Cheadle won a Golden Globe in 1999 for his role in the film “The Rat Pack,” in which he played Sammy Davis Jr. He would later go on to appear in the remake of one of Davis’ films, “Ocean’s Eleven.”

He would win a second Golden Globe in 2013 for the TV series “House of Lies
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Don Cheadle movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Don Cheadle movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Don Cheadle celebrates his 54th birthday on November 29, 2018. The actor has had an interesting and varied career encompassing success in both film and television.

Cheadle first started acting in the mid-1980s with such films as “Hamburger Hill” and “Colors.” His career took a different direction when he was cast in the spinoff series “The Golden Palace” followed by “Picket Fences.” Around this time, he also had the movie “Devil with a Blue Dress” garner him some awards attention and make nearly grab him an Oscar nomination.

Cheadle won a Golden Globe in 1999 for his role in the film “The Rat Pack,” in which he played Sammy Davis Jr. He would later go on to appear in the remake of one of Davis’ films, “Ocean’s Eleven.”

He would win a second Golden Globe in 2013 for the TV series “House of Lies” which had a multi-year run on Showtime. The
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