Category Archives: FX: American Crime Story

John Singleton on Disney-Fox Deal: ‘You Gotta Let FX Be What It Is”

If there’s any worry that the Disney-Fox deal may sanitize the often-gritty dramas that make up the Fox-owned FX Networks, it’s not coming from producers of “Snowfall.”

“I would hope Disney understands what they have in FX and they get continue to do the great work they’ve been doing,” executive producer and writer Dave Andron told Variety at the second season premiere of the drama Monday.

Andron noted that FX’s brand is unique on its own, and he doesn’t think about the acquisition very much because of that. In fact, if anything, he thinks that because FX is different than the other properties involved, it’s an asset.

“When you acquire FX, part of what you acquire is John Langraff and his sensibility and everyone he’s curated to work with him,” he said. “I think Disney needs some edge.”

Executive producer John Singleton echoed Andron’s statement but

Read more at: https://variety.com/2018/scene/news/john-singleton-disney-fox-snowfall-premiere-1202875138/

Zoey Deutch Will Star In Ryan Murphy’s New Netflix Show & It Sounds Like A Perfect Match

In case you missed it, Ryan Murphy has yet another new show in the works, and the cast sounds so intriguing. The Politician, which will be Murphy’s first Netflix show, will star Zoey Deutch, who recently starred in Netflix’s hit rom-com Set It Up.

The Politician cast also includes Dear Evan Hansen stars Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss, along with Sing Street star Lucy Boynton, and newcomer Rahne Jones. And as much as Murphy’s fans love stars like Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson, it sounds refreshing to have an entirely new cast that’s not plucked from Murphy’s go-to roster. (As Entertainment Weekly pointed out, Dreyfuss did appear in the last season of Glee, but she hasn’t starred in more recent Murphy franchises like American Horror Story and American Crime Story.)

There’s not much information available about The Politician yet, but Deadline reported that Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/zoey-deutch-will-star-in-ryan-murphys-new-netflix-show-it-sounds-like-a-perfect-match-9781547

Ricky Martin Signs With Maverick Management

On the heels of an Emmy Awards nomination for his role as Antonio D’amico in FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Ricky Martin has signed with Maverick Management for representation. The company is headed by Guy Oseary, who in 2014 launched it as a collective of managers and superstar artists — among them Larry Rudolph (Britney Spears, Pitbull), Wassim “Sal” Slaiby (The Weeknd, French Montana), Scott Rodger (Paul McCartney), Clarence Spalding (Jason Aldean, Shania Twain) and Cortez Bryant (Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj) — in partnership with Live Nation. Martin will work closely at the company with former Beyonce associate Lee Anne Callahan-Longo.

As a music artist, Martin has released ten studio albums including 1999’s seven-times platinum (in the U.S.) “Ricky Martin.” That album featured “Livin’ La Vida Loca” as its opening track. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Read more at: https://variety.com/2018/music/news/ricky-martin-signs-maverick-management-1202873550/

6 shows Netflix should never have canceled, from ‘Gypsy’ to ‘Sense8’

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Not too long ago, Netflix famously never canceled shows.

But over the past year and a half, Netflix has been on a canceling streak, cutting shows like “The Get Down,” “Girlboss,” and “Gypsy.”

After a few years of being lenient on letting shows survive more than one season, this came as a surprise, especially considering

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Emmy diversity gets a boost from Ricky Martin, Issa Rae

LOS ANGELES (AP) Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren’t such Emmy outliers this year.

More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That’s up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown (“This Is Us”) and Glover (“Atlanta”) won top acting awards.

Both men are nominated again, along with noteworthy first-timers including Latino actors Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Tiffany Haddish for “Saturday Night Live,” Issa Rae for “Insecure” and John Legend for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, was also nominated for “American Crime Story.”

Sandra Oh, the Canadian-born actress of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame, became the first nominee of Asian descent in the leading drama

Read more at: http://www.njherald.com/article/20180713/AP/307139969

The best TV shows of 2018 so far

T he good news is that peak TV is still peaking. The less-good news is that we’re all getting “peaked” out. A sense of obligation has settled over viewers. We must watch if we are to be part of the Conversation, or at least fill in our Facebook timelines. If we are asked what we thought of the sixth episode of the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” then we’d better have a cogent answer.

To make matters worse, there’s so much TV that’s good, often very

Read more at: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/television/2018/07/13/best-tv-shows/36856629/

Emmy diversity gets a boost from Ricky Martin, Issa Rae

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren’t such Emmy outliers this year.

More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That’s up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown (“This Is Us”) and Glover (“Atlanta”) won top acting awards.

Both men are nominated again, along with noteworthy first-timers including Latino actors Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Tiffany Haddish for “Saturday Night Live,” Issa Rae for “Insecure” and John Legend for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, was also nominated for “American Crime Story.”

Sandra Oh, the Canadian-born actress of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame, became the first nominee of Asian descent in the leading drama actress category. Oh, who earned five supporting actress

Read more at: https://www.chieftain.com/entertainment/emmy-diversity-gets-a-boost-from-ricky-martin-issa-rae/article_c5339154-b206-5e4f-a6cd-c990f8a35228.html

Emmy diversity gets a boost from Ricky Martin, Issa Rae

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren’t such Emmy outliers this year.

More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That’s up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown (“This Is Us”) and Glover (“Atlanta”) won top acting awards.

Both men are nominated again, along with noteworthy first-timers including Latino actors Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Tiffany Haddish for “Saturday Night Live,” Issa Rae for “Insecure” and John Legend for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, was also nominated for “American Crime Story.”

Sandra Oh, the Canadian-born actress of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame, became the first nominee of Asian descent in the leading drama actress category. Oh, who earned five supporting actress

Read more at: https://www.chieftain.com/entertainment/emmy-diversity-gets-a-boost-from-ricky-martin-issa-rae/article_c5339154-b206-5e4f-a6cd-c990f8a35228.html

‘Pose’ Renewed for Season 2 at FX

FX is going back to the ball.

The basic cable network has handed out a second-season renewal for the dance musical drama Pose. The show, from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Steven Canals, will return for its sophomore run in 2019. An episode count has not been determined.

“Ryan Murphy has once again revolutionized television with Pose, an incredibly engaging story of creativity, courage, compassion, love and family at a pivotal time in our culture,” FX CEO John Landgraf said Thursday in a statement. “As television critics have universally acknowledged, there is simply nothing like Pose on TV, so effortlessly excelling on every creative level and earning a place in television history for its infectiously inclusive spirit. We are honored to partner with our producers Ryan, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh, and the incredible cast and crew to continue this groundbreaking journey

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Feinberg Forecast: First Post-Nominations Read of the 70th Emmys Race

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The charts below — which will be updated every Monday between now and the 70th Emmy Awards on Sept. 17 — reflect how THR’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg believes the standings would look if voting ended today. These projections are formulated using a combination of personal impressions (from sampling many shows), historical considerations (how shows with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some groups have historically correlated with the TV Academy more than others) and consultations with industry insiders (including voters, content creators, awards strategists and fellow members of the press).

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/emmy-2018-predictions-a-first-post-nominations-read-feinberg-forecast-1124742