Jeffrey Tambor May Not Quit ‘Transparent’ After All

Jeffrey Tambor Transparent

Early last month, actor Jeffrey Tambor, the star of Arrested Development and Amazon’s Transparent, was accused of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with his former assistant Van Barnes, as well as Transparent co-star Trace Lysette – both of whom happen to be trans women. By the end of the month, Tambor had released a statement loosely apologizing for his actions, and that statement also included what many took to be a resignation from the series: “Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set,” he said, “I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”

But apparently, that statement was premature because now The New York Times reports that Tambor has not quit the series.
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Amazon May Stop Making Their Pilots Public

amazon pilots

More often than not, TV show pilots aren’t made available to the public until the show has been picked up as a series. But Amazon has bucked tradition and taken to uploading their completed pilots to Amazon Prime Video for everyone to see. This enabled audiences to provide feedback into which pilots they might want to see nab a full series order. But those days may be numbered. Amazon is now considering nixing that idea entirely, and hiding their pilots away the way a miser hides his riches. The era of Amazon pilots might be over.

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jeffrey tambor leaves transparent

Three weeks after Amazon launched an investigation into two separate sexual harassment claims, star Jeffrey Tambor announced that he is leaving Transparent.

The Amazon comedy-drama series became the subject of scrutiny after Tambor’s former assistant and transgender actress Van Barnes accused the actor of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate behavior towards her in early November. A week later, transgender actress and Transparent semi-regular Trace Lysette alleged that Tambor also sexually harassed her on set.

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TV Bits Room 104

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Marvel TV is developing a Jessica Jones-style show for ABC
  • HBO has renewed Room 104 for a second season
  • Robert Zemeckis is executive producing a new show about a missing airplane
  • Watch trailers for new seasons of Dirk Gently and The Shannara Chronicles
  • And more!

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Transparent season 4 trailer

Jill Soloway‘s critically-acclaimed series Transparent returns to Amazon this fall for its fourth season, and a new trailer showcases a change of location for the Pfefferman family: Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) and company are heading overseas to Israel, and a journey of self-discovery awaits. Check out the season 4 trailer below.
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the leftovers season 3 trailer

This morning brought the cavalcade of nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in September. Westworld was out in front with a whopping 22 nominations for its freshman season while other debut shows like This Is Us, as well as continuing shows like Veep and Saturday Night Live, also landed a surprising number of nods. But there are only so many slots for nominees and plenty of shows were snubbed by the Television Academy. Thankfully, it wasn’t all bad news though as there were some pleasant (sometimes goofy) surprises as well.

Below, we run through the biggest 2017 Emmy snubs and surprises. Read More »

2016 Emmy Winners

Last night, the 68th Annual Emmy Awards handed out trophies to some of the best talents working in television today. Broadcast live on ABC, the 2016 Emmys really showed off their diversity, not only with their large roster of presenters, but also with those who took home awards last night.

The show’s host Jimmy Kimmel said at the top of the show that if your show didn’t have a dragon or a white Bronco in it, you should just go home, and the winners pretty much made that true. American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson took home some big awards along with Game of Thrones, but shows like Master of None, Transparent, Veep and Saturday Night Live got plenty of love too.

Find out all of the 2016 Emmy winners after the jump. Read More »

transparent season 3 trailer

The conversation about streaming television often seems to begin and end with Netflix, which is a bit of a shame. While they may be the biggest player in the game (and have the library of original programming to match), the competition is nothing to scoff at. Take at look Amazon, who have just dropped a new trailer for Transparent season three and a trio of new shows: the law drama Goliath, Tig Notaro‘s One Mississippi, and the dark comedy Fleabag. If you’re steaming world begins and ends with one destination, you’re missing out.

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Daniel Craig in Spectre

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Showtime has ordered 20 episodes of Todd Field‘s series Purity, which will star Daniel Craig.
  • Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the wrestling comedy G.L.O.W.
  • OutlanderTransparent, and UnREAL have all been renewed.

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Transparent Season 2 trailer

Amazon’s original television series Transparent became one of the biggest critically acclaimed shows of last year, earning two Golden Globes and five Emmy wins. Jill Soloway’s series proved that Netflix had real competition in the streaming subscription television game, and also showed what kind of entertainment was still possible outside of the traditional ad-supported content sources.

The acclaimed Amazon Studios original series will return with a second season on December 11th 2015 (a week before Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unleashed upon the world, give g you a few days to marathon through it). Amazon has premiered a new two-minute Transparent season 2 trailer, which you watch now embedded after the jump.

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