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Get Ready to Meet Rebecca's Dad! Tim Matheson Will Appear on This Is Us Season 4

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Tim Matheson is joining the long list of cast members for This Is Us season four. The West Wing alum will appear as Rebecca's father Dave in the upcoming season four premiere, which airs on Sept. 24. During the episode, we'll get a glimpse of Rebecca and Jack's blossoming romance in the '70s as she introduces her new boyfriend to the parents.

While we've already seen Rebecca's complicated relationship with her mother (played by Elizabeth Perkins), it seems like her relationship with her father will be the complete opposite. "Rebecca is a bit of a daddy's girl," actress Mandy Moore previously teased to Entertainment Weekly. "There are certain things that they don't align on. But I think at the end of the day she really loves her father for who he is. He's quite protective of her."

Well, it will definitely be interesting to see how Rebecca's dad reacts to her dating Jack.
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Get Ready to Meet Rebecca's Dad! Tim Matheson Will Appear on This Is Us Season 4

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Get Ready to Meet Rebecca's Dad! Tim Matheson Will Appear on This Is Us Season 4
Tim Matheson is joining the long list of cast members for This Is Us season four. The West Wing alum will appear as Rebecca's father Dave in the upcoming season four premiere, which airs on Sept. 24. During the episode, we'll get a glimpse of Rebecca and Jack's blossoming romance in the '70s as she introduces her new boyfriend to the parents.

While we've already seen Rebecca's complicated relationship with her mother (played by Elizabeth Perkins), it seems like her relationship with her father will be the complete opposite. "Rebecca is a bit of a daddy's girl," actress Mandy Moore previously teased to Entertainment Weekly. "There are certain things that they don't align on. But I think at the end of the day she really loves her father for who he is. He's quite protective of her."

Well, it will definitely be interesting to see how Rebecca's dad reacts to her dating Jack.
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‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Adds Tim Matheson as Rebecca’s Father

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‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Adds Tim Matheson as Rebecca’s Father
This Is Us” Season 4 has cast Tim Matheson in a key recurring role, Variety has confirmed.

Matheson will play Dave, the father of Mandy Moore’s Rebecca Pearson. This will mark the first time Rebecca’s father has been seen onscreen in the hit NBC drama series, which also stars Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.

Matheson’s previous TV roles include “The West Wing,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Burn Notice,” and “Bonanza.” He is also known for his roles in films like “Animal House,” “Fletch,” and the recent “Child’s Play” remake.

He’s repped by Gersh, Link Entertainment and Jacobson, Russell, Saltz.

The fourth season of “This Is Us” is set to premiere on Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. Et. The series was renewed for three additional season upon the conclusion of its third back in May. The series is executive produced by Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker,
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This Is Us Casts Rebecca's Father

This Is Us Casts Rebecca's Father
The two most important men in (young) Rebecca’s life are finally about to meet. Tim Matheson (The West Wing) will recur in the upcoming fourth season of This Is Us, our sister site Deadline reports, playing the father of Mandy Moore’s character in flashbacks.

Photos from the NBC drama’s season premiere (Sept. 24, 9/8c) show Jack sitting down at an uncomfortable dinner with Rebecca’s parents, and now we finally know who’s on the other side of the table. We’ve already seen Rebecca’s mother, played by Weeds‘ Elizabeth Perkins, on numerous occasions.

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'This Is Us' Adds Tim Matheson in Key Season 4 Role

'This Is Us' Adds Tim Matheson in Key Season 4 Role
This Is Us will expand its family a little more in season four.

Tim Matheson (The West Wing, Hart of Dixie) has joined the fourth season of the NBC hit in a key recurring role. He'll play Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) previously unseen father. 

The series has previously introduced Rebecca's mother, Janet Malone, who has a strained relationship with her daughter. Moore has hinted that Rebecca is somewhat closer to her dad.

Moore also told The Hollywood Reporter that Rebecca's flashback scenes with Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) will be on the lighter side in the early part of the ...
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Bradley Whitford Calls ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ “Sophie’s Choice, The Series”; Becomes First Man To Win Both Comedy And Drama Emmy Guest Categories

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Bradley Whitford Calls ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ “Sophie’s Choice, The Series”; Becomes First Man To Win Both Comedy And Drama Emmy Guest Categories
Bradley Whitford has made history as the first person to win an Emmy in both the comedy and drama guest categories. Picking up the award at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday for his role as Commander Joseph Lawrence in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Whitford previously won the comedic version for Transparent in 2015.

But Whitford was quick to offer an accolade to an actor who didn’t get nominated.

“Awards show are not arenas of justice. We know that because the ‘hot priest’ did not get nominated,” he said, referring to Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott. “They are conspiracies of circumstance and my circumstances are so lucky.”

Whitford went on to say The Handmaid’s Tale resonates for its pertinence at this time. “I get to look into Lizzie Moss’ eyes,” he said. “She’s getting to perform what I think is the voice of a generation. It
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Bradley Whitford makes Emmy history with drama guest actor win for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Bradley Whitford makes Emmy history with drama guest actor win for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Bradley Whitford is truly the guest of honor at the Emmys. He took home the Best Drama Guest Actor prize at Sunday’s Creative Arts ceremony, becoming the first person to win both comedy and drama guest actor categories.

The odds-on favorite, Whitford — who beat out defending champ Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”), Michael Angarano (“This Is Us”), Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Twilight Zone”) and Glynn Turman (“How to Get Away with Murder”), previously won Best Comedy Guest Actor in 2015 for “Transparent.” He also has a drama supporting actor statuette for “The West Wing” from 2001.

See 2019 Creative Arts Emmys: See the full list of Sunday’s winners

With his bid for “Handmaid’s,” Whitford joined five other men with nominations in both male guest categories, which were established in 1989. None of the first five were able to win in both:

Hank Azaria: won in
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Bradley Whitford Wins 2019 Guest Drama Actor Emmy

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Bradley Whitford Wins 2019 Guest Drama Actor Emmy
Bradley Whitford won the 2019 guest drama actor Emmy for his role of Commander Joseph Lawrence on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Whitford joined the cast of the streaming dystopian series at the end of its second season, in episodes that were released after the close of the 2018 Emmy eligibility window. The Television Academy agreed they could be submitted this year, and that decision now sees him picking up his third total trophy from the group. He previously won the supporting drama actor statue in 2001 for his work on “The West Wing” and the guest comedy actor one in 2015 for his turn on “Transparent.”

He was nominated alongside Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Twilight Zone”), Glynn Turman (“How To Get Away With Murder”) and both Michael Angarano and Ron Cephas Jones from “This Is Us.”

Whitford also made Emmy history by becoming the first performer to have
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Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, Day 2: Complete List of Winners

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Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, Day 2: Complete List of Winners
After setting a new record for the most nominations a series has ever received in a single year, “Game of Thrones” dominated the 2019 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, which were handed out on Sunday evening in downtown Los Angeles.

The final season of the epic HBO series won 10 awards, taking Emmys for casting, music, main-title design, picture editing, sound mixing and sound editing, makeup, costumes, visual effects and stunt coordination — though it was beaten by “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for cinematography, “Chernobyl” for production design and “Star Trek: Discovery” for prosthetic makeup.

Jane Lynch won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the fourth different show for which Lynch has won an Emmy. The show also won the guest-actor award, with Luke Kirby helping shut “Saturday Night Live” out of the guest acting winner’s circle for the first time since 2015.

Bradley Whitford
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The West Wing: 10 Things You Never Knew About C.J.Cregg

Which woman wouldn't want to walk in actress Allison Janney's shoes as a multi-award winning star who plays second fiddle to President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing as C.J. Cregg? This influential role skyrocketed Janney's career.

Pulling off the well-spoken, witty role of Cregg wasn't an easy one to master, but Janney did a convincing job, and fans continue to carry Cregg in their hearts, loving her for her professionalism, boldness, and understated femininity. Here are 10 things you might not know about the character of C.J. Cregg on The West Wing.

Related: The West Wing: The 10 Worst Episodes (According To IMDb)
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The night is dark and full of Emmys: ‘Game of Thrones’ will win Best Drama Series, say all 26 Experts

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The night is dark and full of Emmys: ‘Game of Thrones’ will win Best Drama Series, say all 26 Experts
Game of Thrones” has already won more Emmy Awards (47 to be exact) than any other primetime series in TV history, and that number is expected to increase for its final season. According to Gold Derby’s Emmy Experts from major media outlets, one of the trophies HBO’s fantasy epic is predicted to take home on Sept. 22 is Best Drama Series. It’s already won this top category three times, so another victory would tie it with fellow four-timers and record-holders “Hill Street Blues” (1981-84), “L.A. Law”, “The West Wing” (2000-03) and “Mad Men” (2008-11).

See‘Game of Thrones’ video interviews: Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Carice van Houten and more exclusive chats [Watch]

Our 26 Emmy Experts who are predicting yet another “GoT” victory are: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Jen Chaney (Vulture), Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes), Eric Deggans (NPR), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Chris Harnick (E!), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Kelly Lawler (USA Today
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‘The West Wing’ vs. ‘Freaks and Geeks’: TV at a Crossroad in 1999

The geek anxiously leads the cheerleader across the gymnasium floor, not quite believing she’s agreed to spend a few minutes with him at homecoming, even less sure of what to do when it’s time to stop walking and start dancing. They begin to sway to “Come Sail Away” by Styx, but just as he’s getting comfortable with the rhythm, the guitars come crashing in, the song speeds up, and he stands in slack-jawed terror, without the first clue how to fast dance…

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The President’s aides are
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The Good Doctor Season 3 Trailer: Who's Getting Married?

We are less than two weeks away from the premiere of The Good Doctor Season 3 and ABC has dropped the first official trailer.

It looks set to pick up in the immediate aftermath of The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 18 which found Shaun asking Carly to go on a date with him.

But that doesn't mean it's all going to be plain sailing. Carly wants her and Shaun to be the ones at the wheel of their relationship.

In one scene, she tells Claire to butt out and to stop interfering. It makes sense that Carly would want people to stay out, but Shaun prefers to turn to those he trusts for assistance.

That probably explains why he's asking for some help from Glassman.

Related: The Good Doctor Renewed for Season 2

“I know this dating thing can be scary,” Glassman tells Shaun in one scene. “But don’t give up on love.
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‘Downton Abbey’: How The Period Drama Changed British Television & Moved To The Big Screen

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The stars of British period drama Downton Abbey are set to swap their country estate for the red carpet this evening in London ahead of the release of its big-screen debut.

Nearly four years since last appearing on the ITV/PBS drama, Maggie Smith Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville, as well as the rest of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them, are returning for the Focus Features and Carnival Films movie from Julian Fellowes.

Opening on September 13 in the UK and on September 20 in North America, the film sees the household prepare for the arrival of the King and Queen.

Ahead of their arrival, Deadline spoke with Carnival Films boss Gareth Neame about the show’s conception, how it changed British television and lead to the creation of The Crown as well as the impact on his own NBCU-backed business.

How did Downton Abbey begin?
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The West Wing: The 10 Worst Episodes (According To IMDb)

Very few television series have balanced the complexity of human relationships with the inner workings of politics as well as The West Wing. This NBC political drama focused on President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet and his staff as they navigated the responsibilities, challenges, and relationships of the Presidency.

Related: The West Wing: 10 Facts You Didn't Know About President Bartlet

Even though this award-winning TV series aired from 1999 to 2006, it's still relevant, beloved, and continuing to expand its fan base today thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix. While many of The West Wing's episodes are works of genius, other episodes were not quite as impactful. It's telling that the worst episodes belong to the three seasons which followed the show's creator and primary writer Aaron Sorkin's departure. Here are the worst episodes of The West Wing according to IMDb.
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Emmy episode analysis: Bradley Whitford (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) keeps us guessing with intimidating, humorous character

Praise be! Hulu’s strategy of submitting three orphaned episodes from “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” second season paid off with 11 Emmy nominations, including one for Bradley Whitford in Best Drama Guest Actor. It’s the sixth career bid for the actor, who won prizes for “The West Wing” (Best Drama Supporting Actor in 2001) and “Transparent” (Best Comedy Guest Actor in 2015), competing twice more for the former and once again for the latter (2016).

In “Postpartum,” handmaiden Emily (Alexis Bledel) is assigned to the home of Commander Joseph Lawrence (Whitford), the eccentric architect of Gilead’s economy. Gruff and intimidating with flashes of humor, Lawrence is a mysterious fellow who keeps Emily guessing as to his true motives. From a sheer performance standpoint, Whitford is a delight, taking a deceptively repulsive character and keeping us guessing until the very end as to what he’s really up to.

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John Wells Tells Writers Guild ‘It’s Time to Get Back to the Negotiating Table’

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John Wells has endorsed the dissident candidates the Writers Guild of America West, which is embroiled in a bitter dispute with Hollywood agents.

Wells, a prominent showrunner and two-time WGA West president, issued the statement of support in an email Sunday to members. He urged members to vote for the Writers Forward Together slate, which is running on a platform that highlights the need for the WGA to resume negotiations with the major agencies after staying away from talks since early June. Ballots went out Aug. 29 to about 10,000 members with results announced Sept. 16.

The dissidents have asserted that the WGA will be at a disadvantage should it go into negotiations next year with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers without an agency franchise deal. Phyllis Nagy is heading the slate and challenging current WGA West president David Goodman.

“Let me be clear, I am an admirer of our
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John Wells Endorses Phyllis Nagy For WGA West President; Urges Return To Bargaining Table With Agencies

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Calling on the WGA to return to the bargaining table with the Association of Talent Agents, former WGA West president John Wells announced today that he’s supporting Phyllis Nagy for president of the guild, as well as her entire slate of running mates. Nagy is seeking to unseat WGA West president David A. Goodman. Election ballots went out last Thursday and will be counted on Sept. 16.

“It’s time to return to the negotiating table with the Ata, pound out full disclosure and transparency for our members involved in packaging and demand the agencies fully divest themselves of their affiliated content companies,” he said in a message to the guild’s members today. “The candidates I’m supporting are committed to this approach. That’s why I’m supporting them. This isn’t caving, this is defining clear, and achievable goals in a negotiation.”

Wells, who was president of
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What's a Popular Show You've Never Seen a Single Episode Of? Big Bang? 24? Walking Dead? Lost? 'Fess Up!

What's a Popular Show You've Never Seen a Single Episode Of? Big Bang? 24? Walking Dead? Lost? 'Fess Up!
There are currently 500-plus scripted shows, so it’s impossible to sample everything. But way back in the 2000s — far simpler times! — what was my possible excuse for never having caught a single episode of Gilmore Girls?

There, I said it. (Though I’ve admitted it before, usually when Ausiello is on the other coast and out of earshot.) I have never seen Gilmore Girls. I don’t know Dean from… Jessie, is it? I know it’s set in Stars Hollow, and there’s a diner. Oh, and I once co-starred in an Ask Ausiello video with the Kelly Bishop.
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 18)

1980: Edge of Night's Draper saw himself in the newspaper.

1980: General Hospital's Monica goaded Lesley into a slap.

1981: Guiding Light's Morgan and Kelly married at Laurel Falls.

1988: As the World Turns' Hank came out to Iva."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1899: Actress and writer Bess Flynn was born. She was on the writing team of Irna Phillips' Painted Dreams, the first ever daytime soap opera in 1930. Both Flynn and Phillips played the role of Mother Moynihan. Flynn went on to wrote for three other soaps: We The Abbotts, Bachelor's Children and Martha Webster
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