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. […]

TV Review: ‘F Is For Family’ a Poignantly Unflattering Family Comedy

Parenting in the ‘70s is a far cry from the traditional overachieving parenting tactics of today. Children went around the neighborhood with little supervision. Parents drank and cursed freely around their kids. At least this is the family dynamic at the center of Netflix’s animated series “F is for Family.” A far cry from the […]

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 43: Memorial Day, Disney Games, and Oscar Swap

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: ‘Wizard of Lies’ Tackles Financial Scandal With Great Performances

Few people have been as villainized in modern times than Bernie Madoff. His Ponzi scheme took over $50 billion from Americans, leaving many without their life savings. It’s a tragic story that helped contribute to a financial crisis that rocked the country. It stands to reason that few would want to see this man humanized. […]

TV Review: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Delivers Laughs But Doesn’t Raise The Bar

Lightning can’t strike thrice, but it can come close. Two years ago Tina Fey and Robert Carlock took a big risk in creating “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” a comedy about a woman starting over after being held captive by a cult leader. In finding the strength within lead Kimmy Schmidt’s (Ellie Kemper) unwavering positivity, the show did […]

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 […]

Roseanne Revival

‘Roseanne’ Eyeing Return to Television in Limited Run

“Roseanne” may be returning to television after 20 years, according to Deadline. “Roseanne” would be the latest in a long line of series to return to television with its original cast. This news follows the recent announcement that “Will and Grace” just signed a 12-episode deal with NBC. “Full House,” “One Day at a Time,”and […]

TV Review: ‘Girlboss’ Provides Netflix With Another Solid, Not Great Comedy

With HBO’s “Girls” finishing up its last season a few weeks ago, there is a void in the television landscape for strong, empowered women-led shows. Netflix‘s new series, “Girlboss,” is attempting to stake a claim to that place. Based on the memoir by Sophia Amoruso, the new comedy takes place in San Francisco in 2006. Shepherded to […]

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: ’13 Reasons Why’ Has Good Intentions With Uneven Execution

There’s nothing more frustrating than a show with good intentions that doesn’t live up to its potential. The adaptation of the popular young adult novel, “13 Reasons Why,” has been hailed as important. It’s easy to see why. The series, like the book, takes a rough look at teenage suicide, rape, bullying, slut shaming, sexuality […]

TV Review: ‘Harlots’ Is a Saucy Bit of Fun Yearning to Be More

“Marie Antoinette” meets that one section in “Les Misérables” where Anne Hathaway is a prostitute. That’s at least the surface setup for Hulu’s latest series, “Harlots.” The salacious drama aims its sights on the world of 18th century brothels and the power struggles that come about within them. There’s quite a bit of style, and […]

Annapurna Television’s ‘AMBERVILLE’ In Development at Amazon Studios

Annapurna TV is developing a new adult CG-animated series Amberville at Amazon Studios for Amazon Prime Video. Created by Chris McCoy and SAUSAGE PARTY’s Conrad Vernon, Amberville is based on Tim Davys’ “Mollisan Town” book series, published by HarperCollins. Amberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Review: NBC Is in a ‘Good Place’ With Its New Comedy

Where do we go after death? That’s a mighty big question to be answered with sunshine and copious amounts of frozen yogurt. Yet “The Good Place,” created by “Parks and Recreation” creator Michael Schur, succeeds by doubling down on optimism and happiness. It’s not just the buildings in the Good Place that are sunny and candy colored, the same […]