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‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson: Season 4 Juneteenth Episode “Hopefully Sparks Debate” — Emmys

When Anthony Anderson (The Shield) and Kenya Barris (Girls Trip) met a few years back, they got to talking about how different their kids' lives were from their own childhoods. As Anderson puts it, "Kenya made a comment like, 'You know, I feel like I went from raising a black family to a black-ish family.'" Thus, Anderson says, the ABC hit show Black-ish was born. Now heading into its fourth season, the show follows Andre Johnson (Anderson) and his family, and explores… Read

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Apple Music’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Rocks To New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Opening

Apple Music’s new Carpool Karaoke: The Series jumped on the Game of Thrones highway today with a special opening title sequence set to Ramin Djawadi's stirring GoT score. The apparently temporary intro heralds the arrival of this Tuesday’s Karaoke episode featuring Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. This first look at the intro (watch it above) reveals a note-perfect parody of the Thrones opening credit sequence, but replaces all those pop-up Westeros and King’s Landing… Read

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Why ‘Hairspray Live!’ Costume Designer Mary Vogt Encouraged Her Dancers To Rip Their Clothes

A fan of Hairspray in all its myriad adaptations over the years, on stage and on screen, Hairspray Livecostume designer Mary Vogt faced new challenges when called upon to give her one take on the beloved property. With the intense and very involved choreography on display in NBC’s latest live theater production—from directors Kenny Leon and Alex Rudzinski—Vogt quickly realized that she would need costumes that could hold up under pressure. Not only was there a demand… Read

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‘SNL’ Production Designer Eugene Lee On The Series’ “Unpresidented” Year

With NBC’s late-night fixture Saturday Night Live since its very first season in 1975, suffice it to say that production designer Eugene Lee has seen it all, going round and round that lofty Emmys carousel. Splitting his time between SNL and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Lee earned his 13th nomination this year for the former series. Election years at SNL are always lively and fun—Lee has worked through 11 of them—but as can be expected, the production designer… Read

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Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series

For five consecutive years, ABC's Modern Family ruled the roost, and for the past two years it has been HBO's Veep. Emmy voters definitely like consistency in their comedy series and both these shows are back in the hunt again. In fact, other than FX's first season hit, Atlanta, the lineup is identical to last year with only Amazon's Transparent missing the cut, probably since it crossed the line a bit too often between dramatic and comedic moments. Emmy likes their… Read

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‘Girls’ Star Becky Ann Baker On Hannah Horvath’s Fate & The Two Best Jobs Of Her Television Career

Working consistently since the 1980s in film, television and theater, Becky Ann Baker may forever be known for maternal turns in two iconic series, the blessing and occasional burden of extraordinary work. Both from executive producer Judd Apatow, those series would be cult classic Freaks and Geeks and Lena Dunham’s Girls, in which the actress powerfully manifesting the experience of grief, loss and aging in brutally honest, smartly written scenes. From the beginning of Gi… Read

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Stephen Colbert Updates Steve Bannon’s Résumé: Skills Include “Dissolving Enemies In Bathtub”

Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show has spared some time and effort for the newly unemployed Steve Bannon. In a new Late Show video, Bannon’s résumé gets a thorough update, with his skills amended to include Microsoft Excel and “Dissolving enemies in bathtub” (watch the video below). Employment history? Seems Bannon was Satan’s intern while working at the 9th Circle of Hell, where his duties were “Tormenting sinners by forcing them to listen to my political ramblings.” And… Read

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Trailer: Larry Is Not Ready To Save The World

“There is only one hero who never stays silent. Who fights against injustice wherever he finds it. And the world needs him now, more than ever.” But Larry, apparently, is not your guy. Unlike Batman, he’s not exactly ready to spring into action. HBO has released the first trailer for the long-awaited Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which includes a callback to past episodes such as Ricky Gervais’ Mr. Simmington, Season 7 finale’s “Respect Wood” and Al Abbas Original… Read

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‘Conan’ Reveals Trump-Obama Tapes: “Any Other Juicy Mandela Quotes You Could Throw My Way”?

“Hey, Barack,” says the current president to the former. “Don’t hang up.” And so begins the secret phone conversations between Donald Trump and Barack Obama – the not-exactly-Smithsonian-worthy recordings under the exclusive domain of TBS’s Conan. The very funny faux-convos, which host Conan O’Brien unveiled last night, begin and end with Obama’s having twitter-trumped Trump by scoring the most retweets ever for his post-Charlottesville sharing of a Nelson Mandela quote.… Read

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Colbert Cold Open Goes Hard Right: ‘Late Show’ Haters Stunned By Trump

Even today – especially today – hooded Klansmen and arm-banded Nazis can bring a quick shock to even the most outrageous of comedies, but The Late Show with Stephen Colbert went there head-on last night. For the CBS show’s cold open, Late Show began with the news clip of President Donald Trump expressing his now historic “blame on both sides” insanity about last weekend’s Charlottesville violence. The Late Show then cuts to a TV, which we see from behind, and as the… Read

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‘SNL’: Tina Fey Endorses Anti-Hate Cake; Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Do Forefathers

SPOILER ALERT! This story contains details – and punchlines – from tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update Summer Edition. UPDATE with video Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers returned to their spots on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update tonight, mocking Donald Trump, Confederate generals and, in Fey’s case, making a comically serious plea to avoid upcoming and potentially violent white supremacist rallies. “Treat these rallies this weekend like… Read

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‘This Is Us’ Makeup Artist Zoe Hay On Finding The Right Approach To Subtle Aging Makeup

Receiving an Emmy nomination a piece for her work on two Ryan Murphy series—as part of the makeup team on Glee, and then as department head on The People v. O.J. Simpson—Zoe Hay linked up with a new TV titan on NBC’s runaway phenom This Is Us, crafting the looks for one of America’s favorite TV families. Known for his wholesome and compelling big screen work, which transferred powerfully into this series, scribe-turned-series-creator Dan Fogelman offered Hay the… Read