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  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Rachel Bloom arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Pop TV has ordered a comedy pilot focused on the most irresponsible and lazy person getting impregnated by immaculate conception. "Mother Mary" co-stars Bloom, who won a Golden Globe for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which ended last spring after four seasons. She plays the mother of the Antichrist. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

Pop TV has ordered a comedy pilot focused on the most irresponsible and lazy person getting impregnated by immaculate conception.

"Mother Mary" co-stars Rachel Bloom, who won a Golden Globe for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which ended last spring after four seasons. She plays the mother of the Antichrist. 

Bloom also serves as an executive producer along with her husband, Dan Gregor, who is a writer on the pilot. The couple is expecting their first child.

Betsy Sodaro, who developed the character, stars as a reimagined version of Mary in the pilot that will shoot in February. Sodaro also works as a writer and an executive producer.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
This image released by Showtime shows cast members from the original series "Shameless," from left, Steve Howey as Kevin Ball, Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher, Kate Miner as Tami Tamietti, Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher, William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher, ChristianI Isaiah as Liam Gallagher, Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher, Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher and Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich. Showtime Entertainment President Gary Levine said Monday the series will air its 11th and final season this summer. (Brian Bowen Smith/Showtime via AP)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

The wild ride of the Gallagher family on "Shameless" is coming to an end.

The series will air its 11th and final season this summer, Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine said Monday. The debut date was not immediately announced.

"It will be one last hurrah for the Gallaghers and their unique blend of love and lechery," Levine told a TV critics meeting. Producer John Wells and the cast have "promised to take 'Shameless' out with a bang."

William H. Macy stars as the family patriarch who gets by in life just about any way he can, setting a dubious example for his offspring and others in his orbit.

The season 10 finale of "Shameless," which also stars Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky and Shanola Hampton, will air Jan. 26. 

  • Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020
In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler arrive for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, Poehler announced she and Fey will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021.

Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics meeting Saturday, just a week after the ceremony aired with Ricky Gervais as host.

"There are no two funnier people anywhere," said Poehler, who introduced herself with the name of an NBC publicist who was to have opened the network's daylong presentation about its programming.

A tongue-in-cheek Poehler said the network was glad the pair found time in their busy schedules to take on the Globes. They have hosted three times before.

At last Sunday's ceremony, Gervais' snarky jokes in his fifth turn as host received mixed reviews and reactions from the celebrity audience. Poehler and Fey earned a warmer reception for their comedic approach.

Gervais repeatedly said during the ceremony that it was the last time he intended to emcee. A total of 18.3 million viewers tuned in, a small More

  • Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
Paula Kerger, president and CEO at PBS, speaks at the executive session during the PBS Winter 2020 TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

PBS will mark its 50th year with an exploration of what it means to be an American in a rancorous period.

"At a time when our country feels perhaps the fabric is becoming a bit frayed, we felt it was important for us to step back and really look at who we are," PBS chief executive Paula Kerger told a TV critics meeting Friday. 

Her perception in traveling throughout the country, she said, "is what binds us together is so much more apparent than what separates us." 

"PBS American Portrait," is the network's most ambitious multi-platform project yet and aims to foster a nationwide discussion about America and its people, said programming chief Perry Simon. It will encompass a variety of working parts, starting with video, photo and other content from the public and including a web miniseries, local and national art exhibits and a documentary series airing in January 2021.

Participants are being asked to share their stories, More

  • Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
This Aug. 5, 2006 file photo shows Czech-born film director Ivan Passer during a press conference presenting his movie "Nomad" in Locarno, Switzerland. Passer died Thursday in Reno, Nevada, said a friend of the family, Amina Johns. An attorney for Passer, Rodney Sumpter, said Passer had been dealing with pulmonary issues. He was 86. (AP Photo/Keystone, Lisa Maire, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Ivan Passer, a leading filmmaker of the Czech New Wave who with Milos Forman fled Soviet-controlled Prague and forged a celebrated career in Hollywood, has died. He was 86. 

Passer died Thursday in Reno, Nevada, said a friend of the family, Amina Johns. An attorney for Passer, Rodney Sumpter, said Passer had been dealing with pulmonary issues. 

Passer and Forman met as boys at a boarding school in Czechoslovakia in the years after World War II. (Their classmates included the future playwright and president of the future democratic Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel.) After reuniting at the Prague Film Academy, Passer and Foreman's collaboration and friendship became central to the Czech New Wave in the 1960s, a period when avant-garde auteurs took international cinema by storm with wry, mordant depictions of life behind the Iron Curtain. 

"We were all united, one way or another, with desire to expose the regime on the screen," Passer told More

  • Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
Dave Burd, left, the co-creator/executive producer/writer/star of the FX comedy series "Dave," makes a point alongside cast member GaTa during a panel discussion on the show at the 2020 FX Networks Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

Dave Burd's persona as rapper Lil Dicky is already a hit, having released music with some of the genre's biggest names.

Now Burd is taking his comical and relatable style to television with his self-titled series "Dave," set to debut on FXX in the spring. It follows Burd in his daily life, with comedy ensuing from doctor visits and his relationship with his girlfriend.

He's got some big names in his corner on the project, including comedian Kevin Hart and music manager Scooter Braun, who serve as executive producers.

Hart was already a fan of Burd, who shares his Philadelphia hometown.

"I think he's a star. The comedic talent and timing he has is unreal," Hart told a TV critics meeting on Thursday. "You want to see people raise the level of creative and that's what we're seeing here."

Braun had already worked with Burd musically and they're friends as well. Dipping into his contact list, Braun helped bring in cameo More

  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, addresses reporters at the 2020 FX Networks Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" is returning with new episodes, but not for another year.

FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf said Thursday that star and creator Glover is making a total of 18 new episodes. Ten of them will air in January 2021, with the rest to follow later that year, in the fall.

"I just can't tell you how excited I am that he's making two more seasons," Landgraf said of the acclaimed show's return. Gaps between seasons aren't unusual for the comedy: "Atlanta" debuted in fall 2016, with season two airing in spring 2018.

Glover initially had planned to make 16 more episodes that would be split evenly into two seasons.

"He came back to us recently, because things went so well in the writers room, and asked if we'd support 10 episodes" in one season and eight in the next, Landgraf said. "They're going to shoot them all in sequence. A good chunk of it shoots outside the United States, which is fascinating to me," he More

  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
In this Nov. 15, 1977, file photo, Buck Henry and Teri Garr appear at the opening of the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in New York. Henry, the versatile writer, director and character actor who co-wrote and appeared in "The Graduate'' has died in Los Angeles. He was 89. Henry's wife, Irene Ramp, told The Washington Post that his death was due to a heart attack. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Buck Henry, the versatile writer, director and character actor who co-wrote and appeared in "The Graduate,'' has died. He was 89.

Henry's wife, Irene Ramp, told The Washington Post that his death Wednesday in Los Angeles was due to a heart attack.

Henry acted in and co-directed "Heaven Can Wait." Henry and Mel Brooks helped created the classic 1960s spy sitcom "Get Smart."

Short and deceptively mild, wearing black-rimmed glasses, Henry was an established film and television writer who became widely recognizable during the early years of "Saturday Night Live." He hosted numerous times and played such memorable characters as the creepy baby-sitter Uncle Roy and the father of "Nerd" Bill Murray. His gift for satire and knowledge of current events fit perfectly with the brash outlook of the young cast and writers. "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels would praise Henry for teaching him "a whole other level of things.

"When Buck Henry More

  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo Actor Jeremy Irons attends a photo call for the documentary "Il Museo del Prado. La Corte Delle Meraviglie." at the Spanish Museo Nacional del Prado in Rome, Italy. Jeremy Irons will be the jury president of the upcoming Berlinale film festival that runs from Feb. 20, 2020 until March 1, 2020 in the German capital Berlin. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
BERLIN (AP) -- 

British actor Jeremy Irons will head the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, organizers said Thursday.

Irons will be jury president at the festival's 70th edition, running from Feb. 20 to March 1. Other members of the jury haven't yet been named.

Irons' screen and stage career started in the 1970s. He won a best actor Oscar in 1991 for his role in "Reversal of Fortune" and had acclaimed performances in films including "the French Lieutenant's Woman" and "The Mission" as well as the 1981 TV miniseries "Brideshead Revisited."

Irons said in a statement released by festival organizers that he was taking on the festival role "with feelings of great pleasure and not inconsiderable honor."

"With his distinctive style, Jeremy Irons has embodied some iconic characters that have accompanied me throughout my journey in cinema, making me aware of the complexity of human beings," Carlo Chatrian, the festival's More

  • Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscars will not have a host for its annual awards show. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- 

The Oscars are going without a host again this year.

ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said the Feb. 9 telecast will focus on what worked last year: "huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy and star power."

Last year's ceremony attracted 29.6 million viewers, the second-smallest in Oscars history but 12% more than in 2018, which ended a four-year slide in viewership. Comedian Kevin Hart was originally announced as host, but he backed away when some anti-gay tweets he posted a decade ago resurfaced.

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences agreed to go hostless for a second straight year, Burke said.

"We expect that we're going to have a very commercial set of nominations," Burke told a TV critics meeting Tuesday, "and a number of elements have come together that convinced us we'll have a very entertaining show."

Nominations will be announced on Monday.

Last year's Emmy More

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