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What to Watch on TV This Week: ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Will & Grace’ Debut Their Final Seasons

  • Variety
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, a whole string of shows premiere their final seasons, including Netflix’s animated comedy “BoJack Horseman” and NBC’s revival of “Will & Grace.”

Catherine the Great,” HBO, Monday, 10 p.m.

Helen Mirren dons yet another crown, this time that of 18th century Russian empress Catherine the Great. The premiere of this HBO-Sky limited series collaboration sees Catherine both fighting to retain power after usurping her husband Peter III, and looking for love.

Castle Rock,” Hulu, Wednesday

Season 2 of the Stephen King adaptation drops on Hulu this week, with Lizzy Caplan tackling the iconic role of deranged nurse Annie Wilkes.

Will & Grace,
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Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills to Co-Produce SAG Awards

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Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills to Co-Produce SAG Awards
Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Productions have joined the SAG Awards producing team.

The guild announced this morning that Kathy Connell will once again serve as the show’s producer along with Hayes and Milliner in partnership with Avalon Harbor.

“Attending the SAG Awards has always been a pleasure and a privilege for me,” Hayes said in statement. “I’ve been proud to participate as a voter for the past 25 years and look forward to being involved in the creative process this year.”

Milliner added, “Hazy Mills Productions is about authenticity, honesty and humor, and we are excited to be working with partners who share the same values. We are thrilled to collaborate with Kathy Connell on this great show, which honors our colleagues in the industry.”

The SAG Awards will broadcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. Pt/ 8 p.m. Et.
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Will and Grace and Baby?! The Big Final Season Twist Revealed

Will and Grace and Baby?! The Big Final Season Twist Revealed
Will and Grace and baby?! The final season of Will & Grace got an early premiere date—it's taking Sunnyside's timeslot as of Thursday, Oct. 24—and with the news, came a brand-new trailer revealing a big bombshell: Grace (Debra Messing) is pregnant. "I'm pregnant," Grace cries to a subway rider. "Aren't you a little—" the rider begins. "Old?!" Grace interjects. "Yes!" The trailer features Grace's big reveal and everybody reacting to it, including Karen (Megan Mullally) joking about Grace fitting into her new baby's clothing. "What an amazing mom you're going to be," Will (Eric McCormack) tells Grace....
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‘Sunnyside’ Pulled From NBC Schedule To Finish Run Online, Replaced By Final Season Of ‘Will & Grace’

  • Deadline
This week’s upcoming fourth episode of new NBC comedy Sunnyside will be the last on the linear network. Starting the following Thursday, October 24, NBC will debut the 11th and final season of Will & Grace in Sunnyside‘s Thursday 9:30 Pm slot.

NBC has ordered an additional episode of Sunnyside, bringing its order from 10 to 11. The remaining seven episodes will air weekly on the NBC app, other digital platforms and The series currently is in production on Episode 9 and will complete all 11 episodes.

Sunnyside opened to a 0.4 18-49 rating and 1.78 million viewers in L+Sd, numbers that had never been seen for a Big 4 in-season scripted series debut.

Especially with its comedies, NBC is playing the long game, searching for another The Good Place — a smart, single-camera comedy that is a modest linear performer but a digital hit and has the markings of another streaming blockbuster down
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‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: Who is the Penguin?

‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: Who is the Penguin?
Are you one of those fans of “The Masked Singer” who has been losing sleep over who are the stars performing in elaborate costumes? Then keep reading as we’ve done some sleuthing and think we have uncovered the identities of the contestants on the October 9 episode, including the Penguin. She was one of four stars to compete for the votes of the studio audience and the four panellists. Keep reading for “The Masked Singer” spoilers, including our best guess as to the real name of the Penguin.

Forget those guesses by Jenny (Sherri Shepherd), Nicole (Megan Mullally) and Robin (Melissa McCarthy). We think that the Penguin is singer Tamar Braxton. Think about both the clues that the Penguin gave and her vocal quality as she performed both “In the Middle” and “I’m Worth It” on episode 3 of season 2 of “The Masked Singer.”

The Penguin revealed that she has
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‘The Masked Singer’ episode 4 recap: Was Eagle, Flower, Fox or Penguin eliminated from Group D? [Updating Live Blog]

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‘The Masked Singer’ episode 4 recap: Was Eagle, Flower, Fox or Penguin eliminated from Group D? [Updating Live Blog]
If you think you’ve already met all of “The Masked Singer” contestants for Season 2, you’re sadly mistaken. Wednesday’s fourth hour introduced America to the last group of costumed characters: Eagle, Flower, Fox and Penguin. These four singers faced off in two separate match-ups, with the winner of each pairing determined by the votes of the in-studio audience and judges Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke. The two lowest vote-getters then duked it out in the Smackdown, with one surviving to another day and the other being unmasked in front of America. So how’d it all play out?

See‘The Masked Singer’ preview photos: 4 final costumed celebrities to appear on October 9 episode

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” recap of Season 2, Episode 4, titled “Return of the Masks: Group D,” to find out what happened Wednesday, October 9 at 8/7c. Then be sure to
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Vote Today! Gold Derby TV Decade Awards nominations for 2010-2019

Vote Today! Gold Derby TV Decade Awards nominations for 2010-2019
We’re wrapping up another Emmy season, but we’re not quite done with television awards yet. Today is the day for you to vote on the Gold Derby TV Decade Awards nominations for 2010 through 2019! Jump into our event now, where you can make your selections in 30 categories. You can come back as often as you like to edit your ballot until nominations voting closes on Sunday, October 13. Pick up to 5 contenders per category and rank them from 1st to 5th place in order of preference. Your first place choice gets 5 points. Second place gets 4 points. And so on until your 5th place choice gets 1 point.

SEEGold Derby TV Awards winners 2019

Every single TV show and performer from the past decade couldn’t become options on the ballot, so here is how it works. Any nominee at the Emmy Awards or our own Gold Derby TV Awards for each of these years is eligible.
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Fox Has 3 Adult Animated Comedies (Plus 7 Other Series) Premiering This Fall, and We Can't Wait

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If you need some new adult animated comedies in your life, we've got good news for you. Fox is premiering not one, not two, but *three* animated series in its Fall season, with voice actors including some of the funniest people in Hollywood, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, and Megan Mullally. Fox is also introducing plenty of new dramas, sitcoms, and a new spinoff starring Rob Lowe, so we're basically preparing to see all of our favorite Parks and Recreation actors reunited on one network. Check out the gallery for all of the must-watch shows coming to Fox this Fall.

Related: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Celebrate Parks and Rec's 10th Anniversary With a Sweet Video
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'Will & Grace': All the Details About the Final Season (So Far)

'Will & Grace': All the Details About the Final Season (So Far)
Will & Grace is readying to have its final run.

The third season of the revived NBC comedy, which will be the 11th overall for the series, will see the foursome of Will Truman (Eric McCormack), Grace Adler (Debra Messing), Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) and Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) wrapping it up with a grand finale — for the second time — with a surprise early return on Oct. 24.

Ahead of the Emmy-winning show's last bow, The Hollywood Reporter has rounded up all the details. (Bookmark this story for developing updates.)

The Final Season Comes Early

Will & Grace was initially set ...
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Will & Grace: Season 11; Matt Bomer, Vanessa Bayer and Blythe Danner to Return for Final Season

Some familiar faces are returning to Will & Grace. According to The Wrap, Matt Bomer, Vanessa Bayer, and Blythe Danner will reprise their roles for the 11th and final season of the NBC TV show.

On the sitcom revival, Bomer plays Will's (Eric McCormack) boyfriend McCoy Whitman, Bayer portrays bakery owner Amy, and Danner plays Will's mother, Marilyn Truman. The cast also includes Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, and Debra Messing.

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‘Will & Grace': Matt Bomer, Vanessa Bayer and Blythe Danner to Return for Revival’s Final Season (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
‘Will & Grace': Matt Bomer, Vanessa Bayer and Blythe Danner to Return for Revival’s Final Season (Exclusive)
The “Will & Grace” revival won’t be back with its third and final season until 2020, but TheWrap has already exclusively learned that some of the show’s fan-favorite alums who will make it into the NBC sitcom’s remaining batch of episodes when they do air: Matt Bomer, Vanessa Bayer and Blythe Danner.

All three will have recurring roles, with Bomer coming back as Will’s (Eric McCormack) boyfriend, McCoy Whitman, Bayer returning as Amy, a bakery owner from Karen’s (Megan Mullally) past, and Danner reprising her role as Will’s mother, Marilyn Truman.

Last month, NBC revealed the “Will & Grace” revival would end with its upcoming third season, which is the 11th season overall for the beloved sitcom starring McCormack, Mullally, Sean Hayes and Debra Messing.

Also Read: 'Will and Grace' Revival to End With Season 3 - Sitcom's 11th Overall - at NBC

The final
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Film Review: Finding One’s Self in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

Chicago – There is something so lovely about a film that unfolds slowly, until the moment occurs when a multi-layered story occurrence takes the breath away. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is such a film, portrayed with a magic subtlety by Cate Blanchett, one of the finest film actors working. She lives a life that is broken, but not in ways we suspect.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

The concept of genius is the theme, the type of genius that is world changing. Imagine a Steve Jobs disappearing shortly after the iPhone is introduced, and finding him years later completely outside what we know him for. This is what happens to Bernadette in the film, and the director Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) allows it to transpire as a mystery. It takes a bit to get into gear, as Kristen Wiig distracts as a wacky neighbor, but even she comes into her own when the essence of Bernadette is revealed.
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Movie Review – Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Where’d You Go, Bernadette, 2019.

Directed by Richard Linklater.

Starring Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Troian Bellisario, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, James Urbaniak, Claudia Doumit, Kate Easton, Lana Young, Zoe Chao, Megan Mullally, and Steve Zahn.


A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

It would be easy to say that the tone for Where’d You Go, Bernadette is all over the place, but its main issue stems from something much more specific, namely the performance from Cate Blanchett. Directed by the revered Richard Linklater (also serving as a co-writer adapting the likely much better novel from Maria Semple), the talented but unsuccessful architect Bernadette Fox has a cocktail of mental
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‘Good Boys’ Matures to $2.1 Million at Thursday Box Office

‘Good Boys’ Matures to $2.1 Million at Thursday Box Office
Universal’s “Good Boys,” the pre-teen, R-rated comedy romp from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, earned $2.1 million at the box office in Thursday previews from 2,600 screens.

It’s a crowded yet quiet weekend at the box office where just about anything could emerge as the top earner this weekend. “Good Boys” will be in a close race with Entertainment Studio’s “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” the horror sequel about killer sharks.

However, Sony’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2” already opened early on Tuesday this week, and it’s made $5.7 million so far in its three days of release. Then there’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” a comedic adaptation of a novel starring Cate Blanchett and from director Richard Linklater that Annapurna is releasing. And New Line has “Blinded By the Light, a British comedy and drama inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen. All of those will
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‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Film Review: Cate Blanchett Stars in a Diverting But Overly Streamlined Adaptation

  • The Wrap
Fans of Maria Semple’s book-club staple have long loved the mad protagonist of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”: a middle-aged mother who has lost her way and, quite possibly, her mind. Semple’s novel portrays this dramatic unraveling via a clever collection of modern detritus — emails, receipts, memos and interviews.

Richard Linklater’s adaptation is a much more straightforward affair, heavily reliant on star power to replace the literary stylings he and his co-writers have left behind. This approach is not an ideal match for the source material, and many may wish the book had been adapted by a filmmaker more connected to its distinctive idiosyncrasies.

But those who arrive without any preconceptions — or are willing to stray from the novel’s style — will appreciate the assets of a modestly engaging and gently touching dramedy.

Watch Video: Cate Blanchett Terrorizes Kristen Wiig's Home in New 'Where'd You Go Bernadette?
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‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Review: Cate Blanchett Leads Richard Linklater’s Warm, Witty Portrait of Self-Discovery

A witty portrait of a deferred career, marriage, motherhood, and a missing matriarch, Maria Semple’s hit novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette unfolded in epistolary fashion, making a unique challenge for Richard Linklater and co-writers Holly Gent and Vincent Palmo Jr. Finding an engaging tone between tightly-packed eccentricities and a more grounded portrait of mental illness is difficult, but his film’s rocky introduction eventually settles into an involving tale of self-discovery and how a woman’s dreams can be sidetracked without those closest to her realizing it. As if beholden to laying the narrative cards out on the table as quickly as possible, Linklater seemingly wants to throw as much as he can into the first act before cracking open our characters to see what makes them tick, leading to a more intimate, emotionally rewarding journey.

Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) lives by the beat of her own out-of-tune drum.
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Will & Grace: Season 11; Patton Oswalt, Chris Parnell and Ali Wentworth to Guest in Final Season

Will & Grace has some new company. TVInsider reports Patton Oswalt (pictured), Chris Parnell, and Ali Wentworth will guest star in the TV show's 11th and final season.

The comedy series revival centers on a group of best friends — gay lawyer Will Truman (Eric McCormack); interior designer Grace Adler (Debra Messing); socialite Karen Walker (Megan Mullally); and self-absorbed Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes).Read More…
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TV News Roundup: Fox Drops New ‘Prodigal Son’ Trailer (Watch)

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, Fox issued a new trailer for new crime series “Prodigal Son,” and announced a number of A-list guest stars on their animated shows.


John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jason Momoa, Bryan Cranston, Niecy Nash, Megan Mullally, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Billy Eichner will all appear as guest voices along with a list of other celebrities on Fox’s Animation Domination TV programming schedule which includes “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and new series “Bless The Harts.” The lineup will return Sept. 29.


Jay Leno is returning to CNBC for the fifth season with “Jay Leno’s Garage.” The series, spanning eight episodes, follows Leno and his famous friends as they take a spin in various vehicles. This season will feature special guests John Travolta, Matt Damon, Martha Stewart, Billy Joel, Keith Urban, Avril Lavigne, Tim Allen, Jim Jeffries, Jeff Dunham, Charlie Sheen, and Kevin Hart.
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Fox Sets Guest Voices For Animation Domination Block Including Jim Parsons, John Legend, Holly Hunter & Asia Kate Dillon

  • Deadline
Fox has set a slew of celebrity guest voices for the return of its Sunday night Animation Domination block including John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Asia Kate Dillon, Jim Parsons and Holly Hunter.

The block, which first ran between 2005-14, returns on September 20 with The Simpsons at 8 p.m., new series Bless The Harts at 8:30, Bob’s Burgers at 9 and Family Guy at 9:30.

The Simpsons, which is enterting its 31st season, will feature spots from Legend and Teigen, Dillon, Parsons, Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods, Life In Pieces’ Fortune Feimster, NCIS: New OrleansScott Bakula and Avengers: Endgame directors Joseph and Anthony Russo as well as previously announced John Mulaney, Bob Odenkirk, Jason Momoa and anthropologist Jane Goodall.

Bless the Harts, which was created by Emily Spivey and features comedy stars including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz, will also feature guest spots from Feimster,
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‘The Simpsons’ Adds John Legend, Chrissy Teigen as Guest Stars for Season 31

  • The Wrap
‘The Simpsons’ Adds John Legend, Chrissy Teigen as Guest Stars for Season 31
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen will make their voice-guest starring debut on “The Simpsons” for the upcoming season of the long-running Fox animated comedy, the network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday.

But they aren’t the only famous faces who will be lending their vocals to Fox’s Sunday “Animation Domination” lineup this fall, with a roster of A-listers including Jason Momoa, Bryan Cranston, Niecy Nash, Megan Mullally, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Billy Eichner set to guest star on “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Family Guy” and new series “Bless the Harts.”

See below for the full guest lineup released by Fox for the animated shows, which will premiere their new seasons Sept. 29:

Also Read: Fox Entertainment Names Sony Pictures TV Vet Amy Carney Chief Operating Officer

The Simpsons

The 31st season of The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history,
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