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Puerto Rican actress Gina Rodriguez made headlines this summer when she spontaneously gave a speech at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about her desire to overturn Hispanic stereotypes on TV. (Read her powerful speech here.) As the titular character on CW’s Jane The Virgin, Rodriguez isn’t a sex kitten or a cook—instead, she plays a college student whose life is turned upside down when she finds out she’s been accidentally artificially inseminated.
The dramedy—based on a popular Venezuelan telenovela—was recently given a full season order and Rodriguez, 30, has become one of the fall’s breakout stars. Here, she reveals why she decided to become an actress and why she refuses to conform to narrow stereotypes about beauty and race. READ FULL STORY
It looks like the villains of Gotham will terrorize Jim Gordon and the GCPD for a little while longer.
Fox just announced that it has ordered six more episodes of the freshman series, raising its first season order to a total of 22 episodes.
Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio is set to guest star on The CW’s Latin-flavored family comedy Jane The Virgin, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY
Hollywood Game Night is getting a third season, and Jane Lynch will return to host the popular NBC show for another 10 episodes, the network announced Friday.
“I am so excited to get back to the gaming and to more crazy antics from America’s favorite celebrated persons!” Lynch said in a statement. The Glee star won an Emmy in August for her work on Hollywood Game Night, which has boasted guests like Martha Stewart, Joe Manganiello, Julie Bowen, Rosie O’Donnell, and John Legend.
In season 2, the show averaged a 1.5 rating, 4 share in adults ages 18-49, and 5.0 million viewers overall, according to Neilsen Media Research—an improvement from the previous season.
What happens when you fill a design room with mean girls, whiners, the original costume designer (you know who I mean), a couple winners, and a few other barely memorable placeholders? Project Runway All Stars season 4 happens.
This exclusive trailer for the fourth season promises all the tears, catfights, over-the-top runway shows, and Alyssa Milano one can expect from All Stars. Highlights include a bride challenge—where someone is possibly married on the runway?—a Wicked challenge (sadly with no Idina Menzel or Kristin Chenoweth in sight), a trip to London, and some tough critique from judge Isaac Mizrahi. Hope none of the designers expected things to be easier the second (or third) time around. READ FULL STORY
You may remember that in 2005, there was a new show about people who solved crime using bones. It was called, unsurprisingly, Bones, and it starred the guy from Buffy and Angel and the woman whose younger sister was in Elf. Remember that show? It hasn’t gone anywhere. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that it’s gone everywhere—Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and back again—but it hasn’t gone away. Whether you’ve been watching for a decade or fell off the wagon years ago, we have the ultimate season-by-season guide to get you prepared for tonight’s season 10 premiere.
Season 1: FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) is paired with Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a forensic anthropologist who uses bones to determine how people died. Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institution—think Smithsonian—with her team of “squints,” including Hodgins (TJ Thyne), bug guy and secret billionaire; Angela (Michaela Conlin), an artist whose dad just happens to be a member of ZZ Top; and Zack (Eric Millegan), the intern. When they find Brennan’s mother’s body, she discovers that her parents were actually bank robbers on the run, and her dad is still out there.
Shonda Rhimes was not pleased with Allesandra Stanley’s Thursday New York Times piece on How to Get Away With Murder. More specifically, she wasn’t pleased with Stanley’s declaration that Rhimes hasredefined the “angry black woman” stereotype through characters like Scandal‘s Olivia Pope and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Miranda Bailey.
“Ms. Rhimes has embraced the trite but persistent caricature of the Angry Black Woman, recast it in her own image and made it enviable. She has almost single-handedly trampled a taboo even Michelle Obama couldn’t break,” writes Stanley, who goes on to make broad claims about black women on television from Phylicia Rashād’s Claire Huxtable to Nicole Beharie’s Lt. Abbie Mills (whom she calls a “sidekick”). Stanley even declares that Viola Davis, who stars in the Rhimes-produced How to Get Away With Murder, is “less classically beautiful” than some other black women on television, such as Kerry Washington and Halle Berry.
Not only did the article generate dozens of passionate think pieces, Rhimes decided to tweet out her own passionate response as well. Scandal‘s Josh Malina and Kerry Washington weighed in too.
The 2002 film In America earned writer-director Jim Sheridan an Oscar nomination for his script, which he co-wrote with his daughters Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sheridan. The film was inspired by Sheridan’s own family. Now Sheridan will now be able to pull even more from his own experiences, as the film will be turned into a series at HBO.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have made a habit out of going big in the season premieres of Key & Peele—last season’s Les Miserables sketch being no exception. This year, it seems the comedy duo has decided to take on an alien apocalypse in the first episode.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has assembled a number of gifted friends and foes for its second season. And with the recently released plot details for the upcoming season’s third episode, Phil Coulson and his team will also be hunting down a familiar foe.
When Agent Peggy Carter makes the transition to television this winter on both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, a few Howling Commandos and Strategic Scientific Reserve agents will join her. And with the latest addition to Agent Carter‘s cast, an important figure has been added that should tether the series even more firmly into the Marvel cinematic universe.
Casting announcements for Marvel’s first foray into Netflix, next year’s Daredevil, continue to roll out one by one. While many of the major players in Hell’s Kitchen have been cast, Marvel today announced who will play an piece of Matt Murdock’s story: his mentor.
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