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Good Girls Revolt got dumped and that’s just wrong!

Amazon recently dumped “Good Girls Revolt”, one of the best shows of the year and the most relevant in today’s atmosphere of “me too” and sexual harassment and predation.   And it was dumped by by an exec at Amazon who got run off for his sexual impropriety.  Fair?  No way.   I’m on the bandwagon to bring back this stellar show.

If you liked “Mad Men”‘s recreation of the 60s and 70s vibe you’ll love this show.  This show fully transports you to this era.  And the women.  The women!  They as gorgeous as you can imagine in this era (and I know as I grew up in this era).  They populate the ground floor of the newsroom while the men all work upstairs and get all the credit and write all the articles.   The women are “researchers” and coffee errand runners.

Dana Calvo’s show is based on the sex discrimination case against Newsweek in Lynn Povich’s “Good Girls Revolt” book.

Did I say gorgeous?  Yes, Ann Camp, Erin Darke and Genevieve Angelson in the lead roles are awesome, especially Angelson who is the epitome of that era’s hippy free spirit.  We have a page dedicated to Good Girls Revolt which you can follow.

Ozark second best show of the year (after Good Girls Revolt)
Ozark: Their Last Resort. The Byrdes, husband and wife Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), their teenage kids Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) — are for all intents and purposes an ordinary family. Ordinary save for Marty’s job: The top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. Now streaming, only on Netflix. Watch Ozark on Netflix:

Better Call Saul – prequel to Breaking Bad. Currently no new episodes

Justified

Fargo

American Gods

Leftovers

The Expanse

Handmaid’s Tale

Legion

Sense8 IMdb – Sense8 tells the story of eight strangers: Capheus, Sun, Nomi, Kala, Riley, Wolfgang, Lito and Will, each from a different culture and part of the world. When the eight suddenly experience a vision of the violent death of a woman called Angelica, they discover that they are “sensates”; otherwise normal humans linked with a mental and emotional connection, making them able to sense and communicate with each other, as well as share their knowledge, language and skills vardenafil india. While trying to live their lives and figure out how and why this connection has happened and what it means, they are aided by another sensate, Jonas, who is trying to protect them from a similarly empowered sensate called “Whispers”, who leads an organization that hunts down his own kind by tapping into their psychic link.

On our  “radar screen” for future reviews:

 

Golden Globes Winners

Best Motion Picture — Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight (WINNER)

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land (WINNER)
Sing Street

Best Director — Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land (WINNER)
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle (WINNER)
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (WINNER)
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land (WINNER)
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land (WINNER)
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Viola Davis, Fences (WINNER)
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture — Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
Zootopia (WINNER)

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land (WINNER)
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land (WINNER)
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, Lion
Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer, Hidden Figures

Best Original Song
“City of Stars” (Justin Hurwitz, Pasek & Paul) – La La Land (WINNER)
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake) – Trolls
“Faith” (Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder & Francis Farewell Starlite) – Sing
“Gold” (Stephen Gaghan, Danger Mouse, Daniel Pemberton & Iggy Pop) – Gold
“How Far I’ll Go” (Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Moana

Best Television Series — Drama
The Crown (WINNER)
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Atlanta (WINNER)
Black-ish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown (WINNER)
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta (WINNER)
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (WINNER)
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (WINNER)
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (WINNER)
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (WINNER)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Foreign Language Film
Divines (France)
Elle (France) (WINNER)
Neruda (Chile)
The Salesman (Iran/France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Critics Choice Awards

The TV nominees for the upcoming Critics’ Choice Awards are announced. “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” leads with six nominations. “Game of Thrones“, “The Night Manager” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” follow with 5 nominations each.

tvreviewer.com pick is marked with a *

Best Drama Series:

Best Actor in a Drama Series:

Best Actress in a Drama Series:

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series:

Best Comedy Series:

Best Actress in a Comedy Series:

Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series:

Best Animated Series:

Best Animated Series:

Best Structured Reality Series:

Best Unstructured Reality Series:

  • “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (CNN) *
  • “Chrisley Knows Best” (USA Network)
  • “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
  • “Ice Road Truckers” (History)
  • “Intervention” (A&E)
  • “Naked and Afraid” (Discovery)

Best Talk Show:

Best Reality Show Host:

Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

ATX ANNOUNCES MARQUEE EVENTS ALONG WITH NEW PANELS AND PROGRAMMING FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL

ATX ANNOUNCES MARQUEE EVENTS
ALONG WITH NEW PANELS AND PROGRAMMING FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL

USA’s New Series “Queen of the South” Will Kick Things Off on Opening Night
With a Premiere Screening and Panel

ATX Will Host a Special “The West Wing Administration” Panel,
Featuring Creator Aaron Sorkin and Members of the Cast

Entertainment Weekly Will Present an “Ugly Betty” 10 Year Reunion on Closing Night,
Featuring America Ferrera and the Cast

Denis Leary Will Be Part of a Panel for FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,”
Along with a Reunion for “Rescue Me”

April 7, 2016 — Austin, TX — ATX Television Festival announces marquee events – including Opening and Closing Night – along with new panels and programming for this year’s festival, which returns for a fifth year June 9-12, in Austin, Texas.

USA Network’s upcoming new series “Queen of the South” will kick things off on Opening Night with a premiere screening and panel featuring the cast and creators. The reimagined drama, based on the global bestseller “La Reina Del Sur” by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, follows Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America after her cartel boyfriend is murdered.

The festival will host “The West Wing Administration” panel, featuring creator/executive producer Aaron Sorkin and director/executive producer Thomas Schlamme, along with the following cast members who have committed so far – Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney. The panel marks the 10th anniversary of the “The West Wing” finale, and will delve into the series storylines, characters and fandom. More details and panelists to come.

As previously announced, Entertainment Weekly will present a 10 year reunion celebration of “Ugly Betty” on Closing Night of the festival, with cast members America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn confirmed to attend.

In addition, ATX will also host a screening and panel of America Ferrera’s newly renewed NBC comedy “Superstore,” featuring Ferrera, who stars in the series along with serving as a producer, together with fellow cast members Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos and Nichole Bloom, and creator/executive producer Justin Spitzer.

Denis Leary will return to ATX this year with a panel both for his FX comedy “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” featuring fellow cast members Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, John Ales and Bobby Kelly, and also will be part of a special “Rescue Me” reunion, with fellow creator Peter Tolan, along with cast members Callie Thorne, Andrea Roth, Michael Lombardi, James McCaffrey, Lenny Clarke and Larenz Tate. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.

Starz will host the season three premiere of its comedy “Survivor’s Remorse,” featuring creator Mike O’Malley and director Ali LeRoi, along with cast members RonReaco Lee, Jessie Usher and Teyonah Parris.

WGN’s new series “Outsiders” will host a panel with executive producers Peter Tolan and Peter Mattei, discussing season one and where the show is headed in season two, and will screen never-before-seen footage. Participating cast members will be announced at a later date.

AT&T AUDIENCE Network will be part of ATX for the first time, with a panel for their original series “Kingdom,” produced by Endemol Shine Studios, featuring creator/executive producer Byron Balasco and cast members Jonathan Tucker, Joanna Going and Matt Lauria. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.

ATX will screen the upcoming TBS series “Search Party,” followed by a conversation with Alia Shawkat, who was previously announced as part of the “State of Grace” reunion, along with creators Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers.

Hulu will exclusively present the Badgeholder Lounge at this year’s festival, which will be held at ATX’s headquarters, the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel. All badgeholders will be able to relax and recharge between panels and screenings all weekend long, while engaging with Hulu original series and library programming, including “Fargo,” “The Shield,” “Ugly Betty” and “UnREAL,” to name a few, which will all have a presence at ATX. Additional activations and events will be announced at a later time.

These panels join “The O.C.” Writers Room Reunion with creator Josh Schwartz and the show’s writers, along with a script reading of the pilot episode, presented by CW Seed; a “Friday Night Lights” High School Reunion on Panther Field, with surprise guests and events; a special “Everybody Loves Raymond” 20-year Reunion with cast and producers; “The Shield” Writers Room Reunion with creator Shawn Ryan and the show’s writers; a panel of First Time Showrunners and Creators; a panel featuring TV Stunt Performers; a panel discussion of the (New) American Family with Nahnatchka Kahn, Casey Johnson & David Windsor; a Conversation with David Simon and Tom Fontana moderated by Beau Willimon; a Conversation with Norman Lear moderated by Jerrod Carmichael; a Conversation with Noah Hawley moderated by Beau Willimon; series panels and screenings for Hulu’s “Casual,” Lifetime’s “UnREAL,” TV Land’s “Younger,” FX’s “Tyrant,” AMC’s “Preacher,” TV Land’s “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and Freeform’s “Dead of Summer;” a script reading of the never-picked-up pilot “Big” with creators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, along with surprise cast; a “State of Grace” Reunion with cast Mae Whitman and Alia Shawkat, along with creators Brenda Lilly and Hollis Rich; and panelists Betsy Beers, Kurt Sutter, Jennie Snyder Urman, Hart Hanson and Krista Vernoff. Norman Lear will also receive this year’s ATX Award for Achievement in Television Excellence.

For the latest developments, tickets and badges visit the ATX Television Festival official site www.atxfestival.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter. For co-promotion, please link to @ATXFestival #ATXTVs5 on Twitter.

About ATX Television Festival
ATX’s focus is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Our weekend consists of events in which attendees can interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows to the small screen. We have all the functionality of a traditional film festival – spotlighting classic shows, never-aired pilots, cancelled too soon series, cult favorites, current hits and premieres of new series. In addition, we feature episode screenings with Q&A’s with the cast and creators, panels focused on industry related topics, and parties, live music, meet-ups, social media events and “super secret happy hours.” ATX’s goal is to serve both the community and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.

Ricky Gervais takes on Mel Gibson at the Globes

Gervais said that he had made jokes about Mel in the past, and was now in the awkward position of introducing him. “I blame NBC for this terrible situation,” he said, adding, “Mel blames… well, we know who Mel blames,” a reference to Gibson’s anti-Semitic behavior in 2006.

Ricky then joked that he would at least rather drink with Mel than with Bill Cosby. Ricky then grabbed his beer off the podium and walked backstage.  Gibson, a recovering alcoholic, wasn’t amused, saying, “I love seeing Ricky every three years because it reminds me to get a colonoscopy.” He added, “You don’t need to take your drink here, I’ll put you to sleep another way.”

Ricky then popped back out and put his arm around Mel and asked him a question that was bleeped out. He apparently asked Mel, “What the f**k does ‘sugar t**s’ even mean buy generic cialis online?” — a second reference to Gibson’s infamous 2006 arrest, during which he referred to a female police officer by that offensive name.