HISTORY’s New Eight-Part Limited Series ‘American Ripper’ to Premiere on July 11

Read the Press Release: NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2017 – In HISTORY‘s new eight-part limited series “American Ripper,” the great-great-grandson of serial killer, H.H. Holmes, Jeff Mudgett is determined to prove an astonishing, controversial theory: that H.H. Holmes and Britain’s notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, were the same man. Herman Mudgett, alias H.H. […]

Emmys: 10 Breakthrough Actors to Watch

Over the next two weeks, members of the Television Academy will be filling out their ballots to determine this year’s nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards. And in this age of “Peak TV”, their job will be a hard one. With freshman and returning shows reaching new heights of quality and cultural relevance, there are […]

Top 10: LGBTQ+ Characters On TV

Happy Pride Month from AwardsCircuit.com! If you’re looking for some TV shows that celebrate queer pride, here’s a list of the top 10 notable LGBTQ+ characters on TV right now. While you’re here, check out our Emmy Predictions for 2017. Some of the actors on this list won Primetime Emmys for their roles, and could snag […]

Brendan Fraser Joins Cast of FX’s ‘Trust’

Fraser Joins Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank and Harris Dickinson In 10 Episode Limited Series From Academy Award® Winning Team of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2017 – Brendan Fraser has joined the cast of FX’s Trust as James Fletcher Chace, J. Paul Getty’s private investigator. Hailing from Texas, Chace […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 41: 1993 Retrospective, Emmy Predictions, and Circuit Madness Finale Results

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

TV Review: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 Refocuses on Love in the 21st Century

The first season of the Aziz Ansari star vehicle, “Master of None,” was simultaneously overrated and underrated for its accomplishments. It was a critical darling, but many came to see the show as empty in its message. While it certainly had some standout episodes, namely “Parents” and “Ladies and Gentleman,” the show wasn’t quite unified […]

TV Review: ‘Fargo’ Continues to Be the Best Show on Television

Over the past few years, no show has been weirder or more critically received than FX’s “Fargo,” an anthology series loosely adapted from the Coen Brother’s 1996 film. Shepherded onto the air by Noah Hawley, the series has been one of the strongest series on television since its premiere. The first season took home the Limited Series Emmy, and […]

TV Review: ‘The Leftovers’ Takes HBO’s Drama Crown

In 2016, few series were more surprising or more rewarding than the sophomore season of HBO’s “The Leftovers.” Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s series followed those left behind by “the Departure,” a rapture-like event that took 2 percent of the world’s population and made them vanish. The series was always a critical darling, but the […]

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Ricky Martin Cast as Antonio D’Amico, Gianni Versace’s Longtime Partner, In Versace: American Crime Story

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2017 – Grammy ® Winning Television and Stage Actor Ricky Martin will play Antonio D’Amico, the longtime partner of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace, in Versace: American Crime Story. Versace: American Crime Story is the third installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad […]

A&E Network Renews Groundbreaking Limited Series ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’

Read the Press Release: NEW YORK, NY – March 15, 2017 – A&E Network has renewed the breakout limited docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” for an additional installment. The new season will feature 10 new hour-long episodes that will further explore accounts of former members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the Church’s […]

FX Orders Season Two of ‘Legion’

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 – FX has ordered a second season of Legion, the critically acclaimed new drama series from Noah Hawley, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Legion is one of the most-watched new cable […]

VH1 Continues to Dominate Monday Nights w/ Season 6 Premiere of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’

(New York, New York) March 8, 2017 – VH1’s Monday night juggernaut “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” returned for season six to a whopping 2.36 rating with P18-49, up 17% from the season five premiere.   Monday night’s debut was the #1 cable series of the day with P18-49 and P18-34 and the #1 most social show in all of television.  Including encores, 5.2 million total viewers tuned-in […]

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With the Cast of Amazon’s ‘Patriot’ – Start Binging Today!

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: As part of a relatively new segment of The Berlinale, Amazon’s much-anticipated new series, “Patriot” had its international premiere at the prestigious festival. I had a chance to sit down with Kurtwood Smith, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Chernus and Michael Dorman, as we discussed their characters, careers, social media savviness (or lack […]

The Revolution Will Be Televised: 10 TV Shows to #StayWoke in 2017

One of the many great things about television is its ability and more importantly, its willingness, to quickly address current social and political issues. In recent years, shows like “Scandal” and “Black-ish” for example, stepped out of their usual comfort zone to deliver powerful episodes that spoke to the zeitgeist. The former tackled police brutality […]

Amazon Studios Greenlights Comedic Apocalyptic Limited Series ‘Good Omens’

Read the Press Release: SEATTLE—January 19, 2017—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit Good Omens, an hour-long limited comedy series based on Neil Gaiman’s (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett’s (Colour of Magic) acclaimed novel of the same name. Set to debut in 2018 on Prime Video, Good Omens is a six part series that […]

TV Nominations for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards – HBO and ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Lead

(Los Angeles, CA – November 14, 2016) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) has announced the television nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E on Sunday, December 11 […]

WATCH: Clips from Last Night’s Episode of TBS’s ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’

In last night’s episode of TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Full Frontal gives its official endorsement for the Presidential election and explores how Hillary Rodham Clinton got here. Samantha has a special guest intern, Sarah Paulson, read excerpts from the Wikileaks hacked Clinton e-mails. In the second part of her trip to Russia, Samantha looks at the potential media landscape if […]

TV Review: ‘Insecure’ Is a Wonderfully Fresh Comedy for HBO

We hear the sounds of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” over a montage of iconographic images which include the famous Randy’s Donuts sign, a fried chicken restaurant and lone marching band performer. It’s a fitting intro for HBO’s new comedy “Insecure” which wonderfully combines the universality of millennial angst and the specificity of the black experience in […]

TV Recap: Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ is the Must Watch Show of the Fall

One of the reasons that FX continues to stand out from the crowd is its ability to give money and opportunity to talented and creative individuals. Donald Glover has proven over the last five years to embody both those characteristics across multiple forms of entertainment. Glover first broke onto the scene as a member of […]

TCM Announces Month-Long Slapstick Comedy Programming Special

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay tribute to pratfalls and double-takes with Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick, a month-long programming special featuring more than 50 films exploring the history of slapstick. Hosted by acclaimed stand-up comedian Greg Proops, the special will feature programming from silent masters Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd to modern master Will Ferrell, […]

Netflix Announces Season 2 of ‘LAST CHANCE U’

Los Angeles, CA (August 15, 2016) – Netflix announces today that it will renew Last Chance U for a second season. Greg Whiteley (Mitt, New York Doll, Resolved) will continue as director of Netflix’s first sports documentary series, which is a gut-wrenching, behind-the-scenes look at the world of junior college football. Inspired by a feature […]

‘CRAFT IN AMERICA: TEACHERS’ Premieres on PBS Thursday, September 15 at 8:00pm

Read the Press Release: [Los Angeles] – Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning series, begins its eighth season on PBS with a unique hour that celebrates TEACHERS — renowned individuals who are committed to their own artistic visions and are equally committed to passing on their skills and passion for craft to new generations of […]

Emmy Episode Analysis: Best Directing Will Go to the Bastards

We journey forward in our trek through the Emmy nominated episodes. Last week we looked at writing in the drama, comedy and miniseries/made for TV movie fields. Each Wednesday, from here on out, we are going to discuss each and every category leading up until the big night on September 18th. Every category, including the acting […]

TV: MTV Video Music Award Nominations Announced – Beyoncé Leads #VMAs2016

MTV has announced the Video Music Award nominations where Beyonce leads the field with 11 nominations.  Do you remember the days when MTV actually played music videos?  I’m ready to use the time machine when you all are. Check out the nominees: Video of the Year Adele – “Hello” Beyoncé – “Formation” Drake – “Hotline […]

Netflix Announces New Episodes of ‘MAKING A MURDERER’

Read the Press Release: Beverly Hills, Calif., July 19, 2016 – Netflix today announces that Executive Producers / Directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, are in production on new episodes of the Emmy- nominated Making a Murderer. The new installments will take fans of the acclaimed documentary series back inside the story of convicted murderer […]

TV Recap: HBO’s ‘Vice Principals’ Struggles in the Classroom

On the surface, “Vice Principals” comes across as the type of show where a couple of white dudes (creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill) collaborate together, consequentially shunning out diversity. But once you give it a chance, you realize it’s a show about a couple of white dudes (stars Danny McBride and Walton Goggins) collaborating […]

TV: 5 Summer Shows You Should Tune In to Watch

With “Game of Thrones” now over, having capped off an excellent season with a superb finale, we can fill the void and begin to overcome many of our postpartum dragon blues with some new and returning shows this summer. We still have a few more weeks before many of the more anticipated fall premieres, but […]