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Martin Short talks NBC’s Maya & Marty and death by … llama?

Martin Short talks NBC's Maya & Marty and death by ... llama?

  Perhaps you recall Martin Short and Maya Rudolph (in full Beyoncé glory) performing onstage together at SNL’s 40th anniversary special, or The Maya Rudolph Show, a one-off NBC special from May 2014. Those two TV blips have spawned the new hourlong variety/sketch series Maya & Marty, premiering on Tuesday, May 31, following the season debut of America’s Got Talent. Lorne Michaels executive produces Maya & Marty, taped in front of a studio audience and featuring comic virtuosos Rudolph, Short, current SNL player Kenan Thompson and lots of special guests spoofing newsworthy people and events. The premiere episode features guests … Continue reading

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Starz Original Programming Is Moving to Sunday Nights

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Do Starz original series like Outlander have what it takes to go up against hugely popular fare like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead? The network thinks so, and is ready to test that confidence out by moving its entire original programming slate from Saturday nights to Sunday nights beginning July 17 with the Season 3 premiere of Power. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter posted online today, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said, “We see opportunity. Saturdays have worked so well that we feel our shows are going to be able to stand up on the most watched night of the week.” Albrecht, who was HBO … Continue reading

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The Dresser — Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen shine in Starz original film

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The play’s the thing in The Dresser. King Lear, to be exact. And whether — apologies, Hamlet — it is to be or not to be. And a pair of Sirs make Starz’ upcoming film adaptation of the Ronald Harwood play a must-see, whether you’re a Shakespeare lover or not. The Dresser follows Sir (Sir Anthony Hopkins), an embittered, once-famous actor whose star has faded to twilight in a local Shakespeare troupe. As Sir’s anger and despair get the better of him — and World War II rages across England — Sir’s faithful dresser Norman (Sir Ian McKellen) tries to ensure that Lear … Continue reading

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“Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler talks “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation”

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When So You Think You Can Dance returns on Memorial Day, look for a SYTYCD superfan next to Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo at the judges’ table. Thirteen-year-old Dance Moms standout Maddie Ziegler joins the long-running FOX hit as it welcomes its first season of ultra-talented child dancers. • RELATED: When to catch Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler’s final Dance Moms appearances Dubbed “The Next Generation,” Season 13 features kids between the ages of 8-13 displaying their chops in a variety of dance styles while hoping to score a spot at “The Academy.” There, the field will narrow to … Continue reading

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MTV’s Scream adds new cast, sets premiere date for Season 2

MTV's Scream adds new cast, sets premiere date for Season 2

MTV has announced that Season 2 of Scream will premiere May 30 at 11pm ET/PT. When it does return there will be new cast members: recording artist Kiana Ledé; Santiago Segura (47 Meters Down); Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee); Austin Highsmith (Murder in the First); Sean Grandillo (Spring Awakening — Broadway company); and Karina Logue (Ray Donovan). Here are who the new cast members play, per MTV: Kiana Ledé (ZOE – Series Regular)– a fellow high school student, Zoe is a driven overachiever who harbors a secret.    Santiago Segura (GUSTAVO ACOSTA – Series Regular) – A high school student, Gustavo is dark and brooding. An … Continue reading

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