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TV News Roundup: Showtime Renews ‘Couples Therapy’ for Season 2

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TV News Roundup: Showtime Renews ‘Couples Therapy’ for Season 2
In today’s TV news roundup, “Rick and Morty” Season 4 gets a premiere date and Showtime renews “Couples Therapy.”

Casting

Nat Faxon (“Disenchantment”) and Nicole Byer (“Tuca & Bertie”) have been cast in the upcoming HBO Max pilot “Delilah.” The comedy follows Tom Childs, Sr. (Michael McKean), a man grieving the recent death of his wife, whose life is interrupted by the titular Delilah (Jessica Rothe) arrival of a young woman claiming to be his daughter. Faxon plays Brian, Tom’s oldest and angriest son, while Byer plays Cassie, the only person to welcome Delilah to town.

Renewals

Showtime has picked up a second season of “Couples Therapy.” Created by Sundance Award-winning filmmakers Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli Despres, the docuseries follows the weekly therapy sessions of four different couples. The second season will feature world-class therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik. Episodes currently air Fridays at 10 p.m.

Dates

Adult Swim
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Nicole Byer, Nat Faxon Join HBO Max Comedy Pilot ‘Delilah’

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Nicole Byer, Nat Faxon Join HBO Max Comedy Pilot ‘Delilah’
Nicole Byer and Nat Faxon are the latest additions to the cast of “Delilah,” HBO Max’s half-hour comedy pilot.

They join the previously cast Jessica Rothe (“Happy Death Day”), who plays Delilah and Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”), who features as Tom Childs, a man who might be her father.

Byer will play Cassie, described as the only person in town to welcome Delilah and treat her as a friend. Faxon will play Brian, described as Tom’s oldest and angriest child and the heir apparent to run the family business.

Also Read: Michael McKean Joins HBO Max Comedy Pilot 'Delilah'

Originally a U.K. project from Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan, “Delilah” is being adapted for the U.S. by Kirker Butler. The comedy centers on Rothe’s Delilah, whose first step toward putting her life back together after a life-changing event is to introduce herself
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‘Delilah’: Nat Faxon & Nicole Byer Join Cast Of HBO Max Pilot

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‘Delilah’: Nat Faxon & Nicole Byer Join Cast Of HBO Max Pilot
Exclusive: Nat Faxon and Nicole Byer have been cast in the HBO Max pilot Delilah, a half-hour comedy starring Jessica Rothe, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman.

In Delilah, after a life-changing event, Delilah’s (Rothe) first step toward putting her life back together is to introduce herself to a complete stranger (Michael McKean) who might or might not be her real father and his family. The only question is: How much damage can one person do while trying to get their own life back on track? The answer is, quite a bit.

Faxon will play the series regular role of Brian, Tom’s (McKean) oldest, and angriest, child and the heir apparent to run the family business.

Byer will recur as Cassie, the only person in town to welcome Delilah (Rothe), and treat her as a friend.

Both Faxon and Byer have pre-existing relationship with Kapital.
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Batman: The Animated Series - Ranking the Joker Episodes

Gavin Jasper Oct 3, 2019

Here's a look at the best and worst appearances of the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series.

It really is amazing how many things Batman: The Animated Series got right. Whether it was the fantastic writing, art design, or voice acting, it always got right to the soul of its characters. Mr. Freeze was in an issue of Grant Morrison’s Animal Man with the joke being that he was a forgotten relic lost to obscurity. Two years later, "Heart of Ice" defined him as such an interesting character that they went on to put him in a movie.

Not a good movie, but still! Arnold Schwarzenegger played him! That’s huge!

The Joker was already popular thanks to many factors, but Mark Hamill brought some extra life to the character and gave us what many would consider the ultimate take on the Clown Prince of Crime.
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TV News Roundup: Hulu Drops ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Trailer

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In today’s tv news roundup, Hulu releases the trailer for the second season of “Castle Rock” and Arturo Castro joins the cast of the HBO Max pilot “Delilah.”

Cast

Sonoya Mizuno has joined the cast of the upcoming HBO Max comedic thriller “The Flight Attendant” as the series regular Miranda, a savvy and possibly dangerous businesswoman. She stars alongside Kaley Cuoco, who also created the series.

Arturo Castro has been cast in the HBO Max half hour comedy pilot “Delilah” as Pastor Dale, an affable minister. Castro stars alongside Michael McKean and Jessica Rothe.

First Looks

Facebook Watch has released the teaser trailer for the original horror series “The Birch,” starring Mindoro Francis, Xaria Dotson and Dempsey Bryk. The story is told from multiple perspectives, each thread together by the Birch, a forest dwelling monster. The series premieres Oct. 11 on Facebook

Hulu dropped the official trailer for the second season of “Castle Rock,
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Arturo Castro Joins Jessica Rothe In HBO Max Pilot ‘Delilah’

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Arturo Castro Joins Jessica Rothe In HBO Max Pilot ‘Delilah’
Exclusive: Broad City alum Arturo Castro has been cast in the HBO Max pilot Delilah, a half-hour comedy starring Jessica Rothe (La La Land) from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman.

In Delilah, after a life-changing event, Delilah’s (Rothe) first step toward putting her life back together is to introduce herself to a complete stranger who might or might not be her real father and his family. The only question is: How much damage can one person do while trying to get their own life back on track? The answer is, quite a bit. The cast also includes Michael McKean.

Castro will play Pastor Dale, an incredibly likable and upbeat minister who leads the congregation at the Childs’ family church and is immediately intrigued by Delilah (Rothe).

Kapital is the studio. Kirker Butler (Family Guy) executive produces alongside Merman’s Horgan and Mountford,
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Clue Remake In Development with Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds

Tony Sokol Sep 26, 2019

The board game Clue is being set for a new adaptation with Ozark's Jason Bateman directing and Ryan Reynolds starring.

Two corpses, everything's fine. Jason Bateman of Arrested Development is in early talks to direct a live-action Clue remake for Fox/Disney, according to Deadline. Bateman may also star in the film alongside Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool). The project was first announced in early 2018. The new movie is not connected to the 1985 Paramount version directed by Jonathan Lynn.

Bateman, who won a directing Emmy for the Ozark episode “Reparations,” will develop the script with Reynolds. When the project was first announced, the film was based on a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of the first Deadpool movie. Bateman recently began production on Ozark season 3, which will include two episodes he will direct as well as reprise his role as drug cartel financial advisor Marty Byrde.
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Jason Bateman in Talks to Direct Ryan Reynolds in Clue Remake

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Jason Bateman in Talks to Direct Ryan Reynolds in Clue Remake
The upcoming Clue movie adaptation may have found its director, as Ozark star Jason Bateman is in talks to helm the project. Last year, it was reported that Ryan Reynolds would star in a new movie based on the classic board game for 20th Century Fox with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penning the script.

According to the new report, Jason Bateman may also star in the movie along with Reynolds in addition to directing, but as it's still early in the negotiation process, nothing has yet been officially confirmed. Ryan Reynolds is also producing through his Maximum Effort banner along with Allspark Pictures.

Previously, it was reported that the movie will be set on a larger scale than the previous adaptation or the original board game. Described as a "worldwide mystery" with action-adventure elements, the plan at the time was to potentially set up a new franchise
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Jason Bateman in Talks to Direct, Star in Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Clue’ Movie

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Jason Bateman in Talks to Direct, Star in Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Clue’ Movie
Jason Bateman is in early negotiations to direct and star in Ryan Reynolds’ feature film based on the board game Clue for Fox and Disney.

Reynolds boarded the project last year as part of a three-year first-look deal he had signed with Fox. Reynolds’ Maximum Effort banner announced at that point that it would develop “Clue” as a possible starring vehicle for the actor with Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro, also producing. The “Deadpool” writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired to pen the script.

The game, first developed in 1949, is a contest to determine who of six suspects murdered the game’s victim, where the crime took place and which weapon was used. Each player assumes the role of one of the six suspects, and attempts to deduce who the culprit is. Paramount released a film version of “Clue” as a mystery-comedy in 1985 with
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Stars Attend 13th Annual Evening Before Benefitting Mptf

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 21st, where the entertainment industry came together for the 13th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting Mptf (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

Stars Attend 13th Annual Evening Before Benefitting Mptf

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The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.

“Mptf’s Evening Before once again brought our industry together in the spirit of a community that truly takes care of its own. We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity of the corporate sponsors and donors from the television community who came out to support and sustain our mission,
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Emmys 2019: Game of Thrones Ties Record and Leads TV Pack; Fleabag, Chernobyl and Mrs. Maisel Win Big

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards aired Sunday on Fox (without a host), and Amazon’s Fleabag was the night’s big winner, grabbing gold four times, including for Best Comedy and, in an upset, lead actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

HBO’s Chernobyl won three times on Sunday, while Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel picked up two big wins each.

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All told,
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Creative Arts Emmys 2019: 27 exclusive winner interviews with Rachel Bloom, RuPaul Charles, Bradley Whitford, ‘Leaving Neverland’ director and more [Watch]

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Creative Arts Emmys 2019: 27 exclusive winner interviews with Rachel Bloom, RuPaul Charles, Bradley Whitford, ‘Leaving Neverland’ director and more [Watch]
Ahead of the Primetime telecast on Sunday, September 22, winners for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys were announced at two ceremonies on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 in Downtown Los Angeles. (See a full list of Saturday’s winners here and a full list of Sunday’s winners here.) Over the last few months, Gold Derby has conducted video chats with 27 of the lucky victors, including Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Dan Reed (“Leaving Neverland” director) and Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

See Creative Arts Emmys 2019 (Sunday): 13 exclusive red carpet interviews with Natasha Lyonne, Michael McKean, Carice van Houten… [Watch]

Click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.

Hisham Abed – Best Directing (Reality), “Queer Eye

Marco Beltrami – Best Score (Documentary), “Free Solo”

Rachel Bloom – Best Music and Lyrics, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Nicholas Britell – Best Main Title Theme, “Succession”

RuPaul Charles – Best Reality Host,
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‘The Big Bang Theory’ to Stream Exclusively on HBO Max in $500 Million-Plus Deal

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ to Stream Exclusively on HBO Max in $500 Million-Plus Deal
WarnerMedia’s HBO Max has landed the exclusive streaming rights for the long-running Warner Bros. sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” the company said on Tuesday. The modern-classic sitcom, which ended its 12-season run this spring, will also continue its syndication deal on sister cable network TBS through 2028.

“Big Bang” will be available on HBO Max for its spring 2020 launch. Financial details about the deal were not disclosed, but an individual with knowledge of the deal indicated that the streaming rights alone were worth more than the $500 million that Comcast paid to secure rights to “The Office” from Netflix.

“Few shows define a generation and capture mainstream zeitgeist like ‘The Big Bang Theory,'” said Bob Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia entertainment and direct-to-consumer. “We’re thrilled that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home for this comedy juggernaut when we launch in the spring of 2020. This show has been a hit virtually around the globe,
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These 13 Netflix shows just won 2019 Emmy Awards: ‘Russian Doll,’ ‘When They See Us,’ ‘Queer Eye’ …

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With the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys weekend behind us, HBO and Netflix have bragging rights for taking home the most trophies so far, with HBO winning 25 and Netflix scoring 23. However, most of HBO’s haul came for “Game of Thrones”, whereas Netflix’s tally is spread out among a whopping 13 different shows. Animated program “Love, Death & Robots” topped all Netflix fare with five victories thanks to those quirky juried awards, while reality program “Queer Eye” and comedy series “Russian Doll” came in with four and three wins, respectively. Below, see the complete list of Netflix shows that won Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

SEECreative Arts Emmys 2019 (Sunday): 13 exclusive red carpet interviews with Natasha Lyonne, Michael McKean, Carice van Houten … [Watch]

Of course, Netflix contends for even more Emmys when the the main Primetime telecast airs Sunday, September 22 on Fox. That’s when the top program categories like Best Comedy Series, Best
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Emmy episode analysis: Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’) gets closer to his tragic destiny in shattering season finale ‘Winner’

Emmy episode analysis: Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’) gets closer to his tragic destiny in shattering season finale ‘Winner’
Bob Odenkirk has returned to the Emmy race this year to tack on a couple more nominations to his tally for “Better Call Saul.” The “Breaking Bad” prequel wasn’t eligible for awards in 2018 given its extended hiatus, but Odenkirk’s streak remains intact: he has competed as an actor and producer for all four seasons of the series, which tracks low-level attorney Jimmy McGill’s journey to becoming cartel lawyer Saul Goodman. He hasn’t won yet for “Saul,” but he came to the show with two Emmys already under his belt. He took home variety writing awards for “Saturday Night Live” in 1989 and “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1993, competing two additional times for “SNL” and then three times for “Mr. Show with Bob and David”.

For his Emmy submission this year, Odenkirk has chosen the season finale, “Winner.” In this installment, Jimmy tries to reinstate his law license
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After 2019 Creative Arts Emmys, ‘Game of Thrones’ extends record as most awarded narrative series: See every win to date

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After 2019 Creative Arts Emmys, ‘Game of Thrones’ extends record as most awarded narrative series: See every win to date
We thought there might be a “Game of Thrones” bloodbath at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys, and that’s what we got, though it wasn’t a clean sweep. On Sunday night, September 15, the HBO epic fantasy series won 10 awards. That brings its all-time total to 57 wins, with more categories to come during the main Emmys telecast next Sunday night, September 22. That’s more awards than any narrative series has ever won at the Emmys. The only series it trails in any genre is the sketch comedy “Saturday Night Live,” which has had the benefit of 44 years on the air. Scroll down to see everything “Thrones” has won so far.

On Sunday night, “Thrones” won awards for its casting, costumes, main title design, makeup (non-prosthetic), music composition, picture editing, sound editing, sound mixing, stunt coordination, and visual effects. Five of those awards were for “The Long Night,” the epic battle episode
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Creative Arts Emmys 2019 (Sunday): 13 exclusive red carpet interviews with Natasha Lyonne, Michael McKean, Carice van Houten … [Watch]

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Creative Arts Emmys 2019 (Sunday): 13 exclusive red carpet interviews with Natasha Lyonne, Michael McKean, Carice van Houten … [Watch]
Gold Derby was on the red carpet and backstage in the press room for Sunday’s 2019 Creative Arts Emmys to chat with many of this year’s nominees. Among the 13 Emmy contenders we interviewed on the red carpet in downtown Los Angeles were Natasha Lyonne, Michael McKean and Carice van Houten.

Once again this year the Creative Arts ceremonies were separated into two different nights, with Saturday focusing on nonfiction/reality/variety and Sunday’s event celebrating scripted fare. The live Primetime ceremony will air Sunday, September 22 on Fox.

See the complete list of Saturday winners

See the complete list of Sunday winners

Click each link below to be taken to the full interview:

Charlie Barnett, “Russian Doll”

Ed Begley Jr., “Ctrl Alt Delete”

Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black

Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, “PEN15

Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll

Michael McKean, “Better Call Saul

Catherine O’Hara and Bo Welch,
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Bradley Whitford makes Emmy history with drama guest actor win for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Bradley Whitford makes Emmy history with drama guest actor win for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Bradley Whitford is truly the guest of honor at the Emmys. He took home the Best Drama Guest Actor prize at Sunday’s Creative Arts ceremony, becoming the first person to win both comedy and drama guest actor categories.

The odds-on favorite, Whitford — who beat out defending champ Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”), Michael Angarano (“This Is Us”), Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Twilight Zone”) and Glynn Turman (“How to Get Away with Murder”), previously won Best Comedy Guest Actor in 2015 for “Transparent.” He also has a drama supporting actor statuette for “The West Wing” from 2001.

See 2019 Creative Arts Emmys: See the full list of Sunday’s winners

With his bid for “Handmaid’s,” Whitford joined five other men with nominations in both male guest categories, which were established in 1989. None of the first five were able to win in both:

Hank Azaria: won in
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Bradley Whitford Wins 2019 Guest Drama Actor Emmy

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Bradley Whitford Wins 2019 Guest Drama Actor Emmy
Bradley Whitford won the 2019 guest drama actor Emmy for his role of Commander Joseph Lawrence on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Whitford joined the cast of the streaming dystopian series at the end of its second season, in episodes that were released after the close of the 2018 Emmy eligibility window. The Television Academy agreed they could be submitted this year, and that decision now sees him picking up his third total trophy from the group. He previously won the supporting drama actor statue in 2001 for his work on “The West Wing” and the guest comedy actor one in 2015 for his turn on “Transparent.”

He was nominated alongside Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Twilight Zone”), Glynn Turman (“How To Get Away With Murder”) and both Michael Angarano and Ron Cephas Jones from “This Is Us.”

Whitford also made Emmy history by becoming the first performer to have
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2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Sunday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 49 categories

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2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Sunday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 49 categories
The 2019 Creative Arts Emmys were held on the weekend of September 14-15, celebrating the best achievements in television crafts, animation, nonfiction and more. This is where the vast majority of awards were handed out (almost 100 over the course of the two days) before the main Emmys telecast on September 22. So who were the big winners on Sunday night? Scroll down for the complete list in all 49 categories, updating live as they’re announced.

SEE2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners (Saturday): Full list of nominees and winners in all 48 categories

Saturday night’s show focused on achievements in animation, documentaries, variety, and reality. Sunday’s kudos were reserved mostly for dramas, comedies, movies and limited series. Among the top nominees in these fields included “Game of Thrones,” which had a record 32 nominations overall, 18 of which were at Creative Arts. Other programs with heaps of craft noms included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,
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