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ATX Panel - Inside the Writers Room: Blindspotting - Saturday, 6/19 + Trailer

ATX -- INSIDE THE WRITERS ROOM: BLINDSPOTTING
Saturday, June 19 at 1:30pm (CDT)
Starz, 45 min.

Panelists
: RAFAEL CASAL (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer), DAVEED DIGGS (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer), ALANNA BROWN (Writer), NIJLA MUMIN (Writer), PRISCILA GARCIA-JACQUIER (Writer), BENJAMIN TURNER (Writer)
Moderator: ASHLEY RAY HARRIS, "TV, I Say" Podcast

Starz joins this year’s line-up with a look inside the writers’ room of their new summer series, “Blindspotting,” the television series inspired by the 2018 feature film from writers/producers/stars Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. The half-hour dramedy centers on Ashley, played by Emmy® nominee Jasmine Cephas Jones, who was nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles (Rafael Casal), her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she’s forced to move in with Miles’ mother Rainey (Helen Hunt) and half-sister Trish (Jaylen Barron). We'll enjoy a conversation about adapting the concept from film to TV, expanding Ashley and Miles’ world, and the unique musicality of the series, and get an early look at Episode 2 of the series. “Blindspotting” premieres June 13 on Starz.

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Star Jana Kramer & Executive Producer Orly Adelson Talk Soccer Mom Madam

Soccer Mom MadamTonight, Lifetime premieres the film Soccer Mom Madam as part of its “Summer of Secrets.” The movie, which stars Jana Kramer, was inspired by true events. The film follows Anna (Kramer) who goes to work at a massage parlor for her cousin but soon moves out to create her own high-end escort service in New York that caters to the rich and powerful. Anna keeps her operation and success hidden from her family and friends, until the FBI begins to investigate and her double life is revealed.

Recently Kramer and Orly Adelson, who served as executive producer on the film, took part in a junket with journalists to promote the movie.

Kramer talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision about some of the challenges she faced making the film. She wanted to make sure people saw the positives in Anna. “Once I got the idea out of my head that, ‘Okay, I don't have to portray this person exactly’…I wanted people to see that she was just doing the best that she could [and had] that likability too. As a mom, as a single mom, it's like I'm going to do what I have to do to support my kids, and it may not be what you like, but I have to do what I have to do. So, my biggest challenge, I guess, was just making sure that I kept her focus on the kids…and it was hard, because you'll see in the storyline, that she kind of gets a little bit lost, but [I wanted to bring] it back to the heart of why she worked so hard.”

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Stars Annabeth Gish & Warren Christie Talk Gone Mom, Along with EPs Power & Stockman, & Director Harvey

Gone MomTonight Lifetime premieres the first in a series of “Summer of Secrets” movies, Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. The thrilling film is based on the true story ripped from the headlines of Connecticut mother, Jennifer Doulos (Annabeth Gish)’s disappearance. The film also stars Warren Christie as Jennifer’s husband and prime suspect, Fotis.

Stars Gish and Christie, along with executive producers Rachel Stockman and Ilene Kahn Power and director Gail Harvey, recently talked to the media as part of a junket promoting the film.

Gish talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision about what attracted her to the role. “Well, for me, there were multiple reasons, not the least of which is that Jennifer would have been my peer. When I was at Duke, she was at Brown. We’re both the exact same age. I'm a mother, and I think there's a real resonance to understanding that this kind of domestic violence can occur in any social strata, whether you're privileged or not. And I think the story of loving someone and then being surprised with who they actually are is a common one. So, I wouldn’t say I was eager; it was stressful to take on the role, but I wanted to embody this part.”

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Starz Announces Droughtlander Will End in Early 2022 with Outlander Season Six Premiere

STARZ ANNOUNCES DROUGHTLANDER WILL END IN EARLY 2022 WITH “OUTLANDER” SEASON SIX PREMIERE

PRODUCTION WRAPS ON SEASON SIX IN SCOTLAND AS FANS CELEBRATE WORLD “OUTLANDER” DAY

JUNE 01, 2021

Santa Monica, Calif. - In honor of World “Outlander” Day, STARZ announced today Droughtlander will end in early 2022 as production wraps this week on the sixth season of the original series “Outlander” from executive producer Ronald D. Moore. Reprising their starring roles, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan as “Claire and Jamie Fraser,” Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin as “Brianna and Roger MacKenzie” and John Bell as “Young Ian,” the series returns in 2022 with an eight-episode season including a 90-minute premiere episode.

“We are excited to get into the editing room to work on bringing the fans one step closer to reuniting with the family back on Fraser’s Ridge,” said Matthew B. Roberts, “Outlander” showrunner. “Filming in 2021 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges which led us to the decision to truncate the season in order to bring the fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible. Dinna fash, we will then film an extended season seven with 16 episodes next year as life returns to normalcy.”

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Exclusive: Lesley-Ann Brandt Talks Lucifer Season 5B and Beyond

Lesley-Ann BrandtToday Netflix dropped the eagerly anticipated season 5B of its hit series, Lucifer. The series follows Lucifer (Tom Ellis), who after coming down to Earth, works as a consultant for the LAPD with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German). Lesley-Ann Brandt stars as the demon Mazikeen.

In the back half of the season, Maze is on the search for a soul, and she also reconnects with Eve (Inbar Lavi) on the way.

Yesterday, Brandt talked to Jamie Ruby for an exclusive interview with SciFi Vision about working on the series, creating a musical episode, Maze's relationships, her motivations, designing Mazikeen’s look, and more.

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Lucifer - Family Dinner - Recap & Review

Lucifer - 5.09 - "Family Dinner"

**The following is a detailed recap and review of the episode, which means it's full of spoilers. Please don’t read any further until you’ve watched it. You can also check out my (almost) spoiler-free review for the second half of the season if you prefer**

LuciferNetflix finally dropped the anticipated conclusion to season five of its hit series Lucifer less than an hour ago. In the last episode, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) was about to tell Chloe (Lauren German) how he felt when Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) accidentally stopped time, not in control of his powers. Lucifer’s twin, Michael (also Ellis), had got into Amenadiel’s head, revealing that his son, Charlie, was human. Leaving a frozen Chloe, Lucifer joined Amenadiel to battle his brother, as well as Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), who had sided with Michael, believing that he could get her a soul. At the height of the battle, the brothers’ father, God (Dennis Haysbert), appeared, putting a stop to the fight. Season 5B picks up in that moment.

Following the recap is a review of the episode.

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Advance Review: Lucifer Returns with an Epic End to Season 5

***The following review has slight spoilers for season 5B, though not really much more than the trailer***

LuciferFans have been waiting with bated breath for today to arrive and Netflix to drop season 5B of the hit series Lucifer.

At the end of last season, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) was about to finally say those three little words to his girlfriend, Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren Graham), when Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), accidentally stopped time after Lucifer's twin, Michael (also Ellis), got into his head and he lost control of his powers, crushingly to fans, halting Lucifer’s confession.

Leaving Chloe in the storage closet, Lucifer helped Amenadiel battle Michael, as well as Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), who had once again sold out Lucifer to get what she wanted. In this case, Michael had agreed to give her an audience with his father, who she believed could give her a soul.

At the height of the battle, their father, God, showed up in the form of Dennis Haysbert to break up the fight.

The back half of the season, which focuses on God’s arrival and how it impacts his sons, picks up right at that moment, and what follows is an intense episode called “Family Dinner” that forces Lucifer to deal with a lot of his “Daddy issues.” It gets the show off to a fantastic start. Haysbert has great chemistry with Ellis and Woodside and it was really interesting to finally see that family dynamic. Ellis is so flawless I constantly forget that it’s him playing both twins. He makes it easy to differentiate between the two.

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Lucifer Season 5B Gallery Photos - Premiering 5/28/21 - UPDATED

Lucifer MultimediaLucifer Season 5B Gallery - Premiering 5/28/21

Lucifer, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD…and the savvy detective Chloe Decker in particular.

Gallery photos from season 5B of Lucifer, premiering 5/28/21, after the jump.

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The CW Network Lines Up Three All-New Original Specials for Fourth Quarter 2021

THE CW NETWORK LINES UP THREE ALL-NEW, ORIGINAL SPECIALS FOR FOURTH QUARTER 2021

The CW Heads Back to Walton Mountain with the Original Television Movie “The Waltons’ Homecoming,” Starring Bellamy Young and Logan Shroyer and Narrated by Richard Thomas


Start up the Mystery Machine as The Scooby Gang Is Back for an All-New “The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special”

It’s Beebo to the Rescue Once Again in “Beebo Saves Christmas,”Starring Ben Diskin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ernie Hudson and Victor Garber

May 25, 2021 (Burbank, CA) ─ The CW Network announced today three original specials making their debut in fourth quarter 2021, including an original made-for-television movie THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING, a brand new mystery in the all-new THE SCOOBY-DOO REUNION SPECIAL and a holiday adventure as BEEBO SAVES CHRISTMAS.  All dates and times will be announced later.

THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING is set in the 1933 Depression Era and told through the eyes of John Boy, the 17-year-old eldest child of John and Olivia Walton. His mother expects John Boy to help her raise his sisters and brothers, and his father expects him to follow in his footsteps to help support the family, but secretly, John Boy wants to be a writer. Times are hard enough in 1933, but to make matters worse, it looked to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and races to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve, and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night to find his daddy - a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever.

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