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What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe


New Leaf Vote for March 2020 • As You Wish: Anything Goes

It's time to select the book we'll read and discuss in Marchh 2020. We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Books, UK, Washington, Kentucky, Wikipedia, Norman Lear, San Francisco, Georgia, United States, New York Times, Book Clubs, Archer, Delhi, Detroit, Writers Guild Of America, Terry Pratchett


How Late Exec Fred Silverman Helped Shape Modern Television

Fred Silverman never stopped pitching. He never stopped thinking about television and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the networks he once ran, as well as the dozens of outlets that came to prominence after his storied run as a top executive ended in the early 1980s. Silverman, a seminal figure in TV who died […]
Tags: News, Norman Lear, Silverman, All In The Family, Fred Silverman


‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Trailer: Someone Tries to Murder Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is quickly becoming a major player in the TV realm, and she’s following up her AppleTV+ series The Morning Show with another streaming series called Little Fires Everywhere. This one has some serious Big Little Lies energy to it, with Witherspoon playing the matriarch of a rich, seemingly idyllic family who finds herself at odds with a mysterious new neighbor, played by Kerry Washington. Check out the intense new trailer below, in which someone tries to burn Witherspoon’s char...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Reese-Witherspoon, Abc, Washington, Norman Lear, United States, New York Times, Broadway, Adaptation, Ron Burgundy, Kerry, Hulu


Norman Lear Award Recipient Marta Kauffman Got Her Start From the TV Icon

As fate would have it, Norman Lear gave Marta Kauffman, recipient of this year’s Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at the PGA Awards, her first job in television development close to 35 years ago. The result was “The Powers That Be,” which Kauffman created with David Crane and Lear executive produced. The NBC sitcom […]
Tags: Nbc, Awards, Norman Lear, Features, Marta Kauffman, Lear, PGA Awards, David Crane, Kauffman


‘MacGruber’ Series, Laverne Cox-Norman Lear Comedy in Development at Peacock

“MacGruber” and Laverne Cox are officially in business with Peacock. NBCUniversal’s nascent streaming service is developing two comedy series — one based on the character Will Forte originated on “Saturday Night Live” and another starring Cox with the legendary Norman Lear attached to executive produce. In “MacGruber,” after rotting in prison for over a decade, […]
Tags: News, Norman Lear, Nbcuniversal, Laverne Cox, Cox, Peacock, MacGruber, Laverne Cox Norman Lear


‘One Day at a Time’ Theme Song Is Gone, and What Else to Expect As It Moves to Pop TV

This is it: “One Day at a Time” will move to Pop TV without its catchy theme song. Pop icon Gloria Estefan recorded the updated, Cuban-flavored take on the “One Day at a Time” theme for the remake on Netflix, and it opened the show’s first three seasons. But in moving to commercial TV, where […]
Tags: News, Norman Lear, Netflix, Tca, Gloria Estefan, One Day At A Time, Pop TV


‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, ‘Fleabag’, and More Win at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

The Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out last night in a televised broadcast on The CW, where Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s Fleabag continued its award season domination and Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood took home the night’s biggest movie prize. But there was one particularly baffling winner and a few notable ties, as well. Check out the full list of winners below. Like the Independent Spirit Awards, I’ve long viewed the Critics’ Choice Awards as a ceremony where the “cool kid...
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2020 Critics Choice Awards: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Little Women’ lead nominations

SANTA MONICA — Just hours before Oscar nominations are announced, the 25th annual Critics Choice Awards will be presented Sunday night in Santa Monica, with Netflix’s “The Irishman” touting a leading 14 nods. Martin Scorsese’s mob drama was also one of the top nominees going into last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards, but it was passed over in every category. Instead, the World War I thriller “1917” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” walked off with the top prizes. All three fi...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, News, Nbc, John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Time, Awards, Norman Lear, California News, Sport, David, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer


Mel Brooks is Bringing His ‘Young Frankenstein’ Musical to Television [TCA 2020]

Mel Brooks had success adapting his film Young Frankenstein as a Broadway musical. ABC has had success with The Little Mermaid Live , following networks like NBC and FOX doing live musicals of Hairspray, Grease, Rocky Horror and Rent . Now Brooks is teaming up with ABC to bring the Young Frankenstein musical to ABC. During her Television Critics Association executive announcements, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Young Frankenstein would be on ABC in the f...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Abc, Norman Lear, NFL, Features, Fox, New Hampshire, Broadway, Mel-Brooks, Mel, Gene Hackman, Brooks, Latifah, Burke, Frankenstein


Rose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake

At 88, Rita Moreno is living her best life. She’s a co-grand marshal for the 2020 Rose Parade on Jan. 1, alongside actress Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. “One Day at a Time,” the Norman Lear sitcom in which she stars, will return for its fourth season in March on the Pop TV channel after three seasons on Netflix. Oh, and director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner wrote a part specifically for Moreno in their remake of “West Side Story,” the 1961 musical for which ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, London, Movies, New York City, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Jets, Pbs, Pasadena, Norman


TV Ratings: ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Beaten by ‘The Masked Singer,’ ‘Survivor’ Finales

The second edition of ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” saw a significant dip from the first and was beaten out by “The Masked Singer” and “Survivor” finales on a stacked Wednesday night for TV ratings. Last night’s comedy special, which recreated episodes of classic Norman Lear sitcoms “Good Times” and “All in […]
Tags: News, Abc, Norman Lear, Survivor, Tv Ratings, The Masked Singer, Live in Front of a Studio Audience


Marisa Tomei's Edith shines in ABC's latest Jimmy Kimmel-Norman Lear '70s sitcom presentation

Marisa Tomei's Edith Bunker was the sweet, wise shining star in the latest '70s sitcom collaboration between Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Norman Lear, Usa Today, Edith, Marisa Tomei, Edith Bunker, Jimmy Kimmel Norman Lear


Live in Front of a Studio Audience All in the Family/Good Times Photos

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Live in Front of a Studio Audience All in the Family/Good times photos ABC and Walt Disney Television have released new behind-the-scenes photos for the upcoming Live in front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’ event set to air tonight, Wednesday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET Live on ABC. You can check out the photos now in the gallery below! RELATED: Disney+ Movies and TV Titles for January 1-10 Released! Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Abc, Disney, Norman Lear, TV News, Sony Pictures Television, Marisa Tomei, Good Times, Jeffersons, Jay Pharoah, Bud Yorkin, Disney Movies, All In The Family, Walt Disney Television, Live in Front of a Studio Audience


Inside the ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Rehearsal: Flubs, Tears, Laughs and Disclaimers

Speaking to the studio audience on Tuesday night at a dress rehearsal for this week’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special, executive producer Jimmy Kimmel offered a quick disclaimer about how different sitcoms were back in the 1970s — in particular, Norman Lear comedies. Lear’s shows weren’t afraid to tackle messy social, political […]
Tags: News, Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear, Lear, Good Times, All In The Family, Live in Front of a Studio Audience


ABC Will Air ’70s Throwback Show Promos During Live in Front of a Studio Audience

On Wednesday, when ABC airs its next edition of Live in Front of a Studio Audience--its live comedy special in which actors perform two episodes of legendary '70s sitcoms from producer Norman Lear--it will be extending the night's throwback vibe to the network promos as well. ABC has created '70s-style promos for several of its...
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Lily Tomlin Shares How She Wants ‘Grace and Frankie’ to End

Lily Tomlin knows that all good things must come to an end. Just a couple months ago it was announced that “Grace and Frankie” will bow out after season 7 on Netflix, and last night half of the show’s double act shared how she would like the series to end, saying that she envisions herself […]
Tags: News, Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Netflix, Grace, Lily Tomlin, Frankie, Grace and Frankie


TV comedy greats take a bow, make ’em laugh at ceremony

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “There’s nothing I believe more than this, that laughter adds time to one’s life,” Norman Lear told an audience gathered to honor him and other four other television comedy greats. “I believe that as much as I believe my mother loved me,” the writer-producer added. “She said she did. But […]
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Jimmy Kimmel returns with holiday edition of Norman Lear sitcom re-creations

Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear are re-teaming for a holiday edition of "Live in Front of a Studio Audience," their re-staging of classic Lear sitcoms.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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ABC’s ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ to Tackle ‘Good Times,’ ‘All in the Family’

The second installment of the ABC special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” has a premiere date as well as the lineup of shows it will feature. The new special will air on Dec. 18 and will recreate episodes of the classic sitcoms “All in the Family” and “Good Times.” “All in the Family” […]
Tags: News, Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Norman Lear, Live in Front of a Studio Audience


Adam Schiff, a Trump Punching Bag, Takes His Case to a Bigger Ring

LOS ANGELES -- The crowd was buzzing with Hollywood types -- actress Patricia Arquette, producer Norman Lear -- at a private film screening on Sunset Boulevard one recent Sunday afternoon. But here in liberal America, the biggest celebrity in the room was not someone who makes a living in what people call "the industry."It was Rep. Adam Schiff, the straight-laced former federal prosecutor who was on the brink of prosecuting his biggest defendant yet: President Donald Trump.These are heady but pe...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Maryland, California, Washington, Senate, Israel, Norman Lear, America, Los Angeles, Ukraine, Fbi, House, New York Times, Ohio, Capitol Hill


Marta Kauffman to Receive Producers Guild’s Norman Lear Award

“Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman will receive the the Producers Guild of America’s Norman Lear Achievement Award for her impact on television. Kauffman will get the award at the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Previous honorees include Ryan Murphy, James L. Brooks, Shonda Rhimes, Chuck Lorre, […]
Tags: News, Friends, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Producers Guild of America, Marta Kauffman, Hollywood Palladium, Kauffman, Receive Producers Guild


Jane Fonda Thanks BAFTA for Britannia Award While Being Arrested

Jane Fonda may have just given the greatest acceptance speech of all time. Fonda was set to accept the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film during BAFTA LA’s annual celebration on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton, but since the actor had been arrested earlier in the day while protesting for climate change awareness […]
Tags: Awards, Norman Lear, Jane Fonda, Jordan Peele, Britannia Awards, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, BAFTA LA


Jane Fonda Thanks BAFTA for Britannia Award During Arrest

Jane Fonda may have just given the greatest acceptance speech of all time. Fonda was set to accept the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film during BAFTA LA’s annual celebration on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton, but since the actor had been arrested earlier in the day while protesting for climate change awareness […]
Tags: Awards, Norman Lear, Jane Fonda, Jordan Peele, Britannia Awards, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, BAFTA LA


Jane Fonda Accepts BAFTA Award While Being Arrested (Video)

Jane Fonda may have just given the greatest acceptance speech of all time. Fonda was set to accept the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film during BAFTA LA’s annual celebration on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton, but since the actor had been arrested earlier in the day while protesting for climate change awareness […]
Tags: Awards, Norman Lear, Jane Fonda, Jordan Peele, Britannia Awards, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, BAFTA LA


Britannia Awards Herald Depth of Talent in the U.K.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jodie Comer, Jesse Armstrong and other British stars had a good showing at the Emmys, highlighting the many talented actors, writers and producers in Hollywood who come from across the pond. And as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles’ Britannia Awards approach on Oct. 25, the occasion at the […]
Tags: Hollywood, Awards, Norman Lear, Jackie Chan, Jane Fonda, Steve Coogan, U K, Jordan Peele, Britannia Awards, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Phoebe Waller, BAFTA LA, Jodie Comer Jesse Armstrong


Al Burton, ‘Jeffersons’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Producer, Dies at 91

Television producer and executive Al Burton, known for his work on “The Jeffersons” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” died Tuesday at his home in San Mateo, California. He was 91. Burton leaves behind a six-decade legacy of hit television shows that also included “One Day at a Time,” “Silver Spoons,” “Square Pegs” and “Facts of Life.” However, long […]
Tags: News, Norman Lear, Burton, San Mateo California, Jeffersons, One Day At A Time, The Jeffersons, Al Burton, Time Silver Spoons Square Pegs


BAFTA LA Selects Norman Lear for Excellence in Television Award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has selected Norman Lear as the recipient of the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television. He will be honored at the Britannia Awards ceremonies on Oct. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Previously announced honorees are Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jane Fonda, […]
Tags: News, Awards, Norman Lear, BAFTA, Beverly Hilton Hotel, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Britannia Awards, BAFTA LA, Jackie Chan Steve Coogan Jane Fonda


Lawn as a Museum Exhibit?

The National Building Museum in D.C. has a tradition of installing a “Summer Block Party” exhibit in June, and this year it’s called “Lawn.” So naturally I headed downtown to see what the evil pro-lawn forces are up to this time. “Lawn” takes up the entire Great Hall with a humongous artificial lawn on an incline and variety of things to do on it – like rolling down that incline, playing croquet, bocce ball or dominoes, and lolling about in a swing while listening to lawn stories told by f...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, Norman Lear, Smithsonian, AARP, Great Hall, Susan Harris, Joe Pye, Lawn, Lawn Reform, American Horticultural Society, But is it Art, Paul Tukey, Amy Bolton, Dinosaur Hall, Chemlawn


Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs Talk Political Relevance of ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Special

When Marla Gibbs returned to set for ABC’s live remake of Norman Lear’s “The Jeffersons” and “All In the Family,” she never even looked at a script — she remembered her lines from playing Florence Johnston in the seminal sitcom nearly 40 years ago. “When something changes your life, you never forget it,” Gibbs said […]
Tags: News, Abc, Norman Lear, Emmys, Anthony Anderson, Gibbs, Marla Gibbs, Florence Johnston, Live in Front of a Studio Audience, Norman Lear Marla Gibbs