Tag: Showtime

Lena Waithe Comes Out About Secret Marriage to Longtime Partner Alana Mayo

Lena Waithe and Alana Mayo reportedly dated for three years before they became engaged on Thanksgiving day in 2017Photo: Jordan Strauss (AP) Hold the “mayo,” please! Lena Waithe has come out of the closet … with news that she is a married woman. The screenwriter, producer, and actress revealed that she married her longtime partner […]

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Did Daisy Haggard Create the Next ‘Fleabag’? Not Exactly

Before the English actress Daisy Haggard knew what story she wanted to tell, she knew how she wanted that story to feel. “I passionately believe that a show can be touching and funny and sad and mysterious and dramatic,” she said, speaking from her home in London recently. “You don’t have to choose one thing.” […]

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The ‘Billions’ Co-Creators Are Working On A New Series About Uber

Sure, Succession is doing wonders for the public image of billionaires and media moguls over at HBO, but Showtime’s Billions beat them to the punch two years prior. And while both shows have had a great deal of satirical fun at the elite’s expense, the latter program’s wider canvas allows co-creators Brian Koppelman and David […]

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‘Murder In The Bayou’ Author Ethan Brown Tells Us About Turning His Astounding Book Into A Showtime Docuseries

In 2011, investigative reporter Ethan Brown grew transfixed by and began probing into eight unsolved murders that occurred in and around the small town Jennings, Louisiana between 2005 and 2009. Known as the Jeff Davis 8 (so-named for the parish where Jennings is situated), the women’s bodies surfaced in drainage canals and on desolate back […]

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The ‘Shameless’ Season 10 Trailer Confirms The Return Of Mickey Malkovich

Shameless bid farewell to Fiona Gallagher in the last season finale, but it also brought back a returning force of nature to the delight of fans. Naturally, I’m referring to Mickey Malkovich (played by Noel Fisher), Ian’s former lover who just kinda showed up in his prison cell. It wasn’t completely apparent whether Ian was […]

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On ‘Couples Therapy,’ Domestic Angst Is Raw and Delicious

I have the same dream as anyone else: For an erudite woman with chunky jewelry to rock me to my core with casual but tremendous truths. In the new Showtime series “Couples Therapy,” my dream has come true. The show, premiering Friday at 10 p.m., is a documentary that follows four couples’ sessions with Dr. […]

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How to Get Away With Killer Arms: Viola Davis to Portray Michelle Obama in New Showtime Drama

Viola Davis, left, speaks onstage at the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala on June 12, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 Essence Festival Presented on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images for Women In Film), Bennett Raglin (Getty Images for Essence) […]

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Kirsten Dunst’s All-American Con Artist

Krystal Stubbs, the anti-heroine of the faintly surrealist, anti-capitalist satire On Becoming a God in Central Florida, makes a great many mistakes over the first season’s brisk ten-episode run. Some of them—extortion, fraud, the killing and meticulous dismemberment of not one but two state-protected alligators—are criminal. The first and most generative is not: Marrying a […]

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Showtime’s ‘Hitsville’ Proves Motown Is the Most Essential Record Label Ever

Showtime’s latest documentary Hitsville: The Making of Motown starts off with a jaw-dropping opening scene. Crackling in the background is audio from founder Berry Gordy as he leads one of the record label’s famed quality-control meetings, where employees discuss the upcoming release calendar. The caliber of artists he lists off is astounding: Marvin Gaye, The […]

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Jason Mitchell’s Character Will Be Killed Off in Upcoming Season of ‘The Chi’

Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) Brandon Johnson is no more. Deadline reports that the popular character, played by embattled actor Jason Mitchell, will be killed in the upcoming season of The Chi. “There is a lot of great life in The Chi, and there’s also death in The Chi,” Gary Levine, Showtime’s Co-President of Entertainment, […]

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Emmy Nominations 2019: What to Watch For

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFrom left, Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in “Game of Thrones.”CreditHelen Sloan/HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ is likely to lead the nominations. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has won more Emmys — 47 — than any other prime-time series in TV history. A three-time best drama winner, the epic show based […]

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How Russell Crowe Channeled Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’

Russell Crowe wants you to know that his process of preparing for a role is not interesting. At all. Everyone always asks him about it. (Don’t ask him about it.) But let’s suppose you did. Was it not difficult getting inside the head of Roger Ailes, a man who, as the mastermind behind Fox News, […]

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The Loudest Voice Stars A Very Simple Monster

If in 2019 you haven’t had enough of old white men yelling, you can now watch them do it on Showtime. The Loudest Voice is a mini-series based on by Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book, chronicling the rise and fall of Roger Ailes, the architect of Fox News. The first episode opens with Ailes, played by […]

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Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes Gave Us Fox. These Shows Try to Make Sense of It All.

Roger Ailes (Russell Crowe) begins narrating his own story, Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice,” as he lies dead on the floor. I mean, why wouldn’t he? Ailes, who died in 2017, brayed and bullied his way to the center of media and politics. He built a noise machine, Fox News, that amplified conservatism and then devoured […]

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In ‘City on a Hill,’ a Crime-Ridden Boston Before the ‘Miracle’

In Showtime’s new crime drama “City on a Hill,” Jackie Rohr is a cocaine-snorting, corrupt and racist F.B.I. veteran who longs for the days when the “bad men” were in power, and Decourcy Ward is a principled new assistant district attorney from Brooklyn, determined to “rip out the [expletive] up machinery” in 1990s Boston. The […]

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Yank Jason Mitchell’s Best Performance Nod Following Misconduct Allegations

Jason Mitchell in Atlanta, June 2018Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment) The bells continue to toll for embattled actor Jason Mitchell. The MTV Movie & TV Awards have dropped him from contention for this year’s “Best Performance in a Show” award for his work in Showtime’s The Chi following allegations of misconduct […]

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The Chi Showrunner Says ‘Everyone Was Well Aware’ of Jason Mitchell Misconduct Allegations. We Say Tiffany Boone Deserved Better

Tiffany Boone as Jerrika and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in THE CHI (Season 2, Episode 07, “Blind Eye”).Photo: Parrish Lewis (Showtime) Following news of actor Jason Mitchell’s misconduct allegations, it looks like a public statement has finally been issued by the staff of Showtime’s The Chi. Due to the allegations, Mitchell was removed from the […]

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Nah, Fam: Regina Hall Nixes Whitney Houston Drug Joke in Her Show Black Monday

Photo: Getty If her character on Showtime’s Black Monday is any indication, Regina Hall revels being on the edge when it comes to comedy. But she finds nothing funny about the disease of drug addiction, she shared in explaining why she asked the writers to ax a joke about Whitney Houston’s drug abuse. The actress, known […]

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