the gifted season 2

Matt Nix was at the Fox party for the Television Critics Association ,so I got to speak with him about season 2 of his X-Men series The Gifted. We’ll bring you the full interview with Nix before the season premiere of the show, but there were a few items that needed to be shared right away.

The Gifted is set in a world where the X-Men have disbanded after rampant mutant persecution. The story revolves around the Strucker family, who found the Mutant Underground after their children manifested powers. In the season finale, Polaris (Emma Dumont) turned full Magneto and brought down a passenger plane to get to an evil senator, and the rest of the underground had to split up and run.

In our conversation, I learned about a new mutant character Nix is creating in season 2 and what’s next for Trask Industries.

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Taraji P. Henson stars in the upcoming What Men Want, a gender flipped remake of the Nancy Meyers comedy What Women Want. The original starred Mel Gibson as a sexist playboy executive who gains the power to hear women’s thoughts. At first, it helps him placate them to serve his own needs, but ultimately he comes to understand women and become a better man. With Overboard and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels also getting gender swapped, What Women Want seems like a ripe candidate for mining new stories out of the premise.

Max Greenfield plays one of the men in What Men Want and /Film spoke with him after a TCA panel for his new CBS show The Neighborhood. Here’s what he had to say about his character and why he wanted to support the film.

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brooklyn nine-nine season 6

Brooklyn Nine-Nine may have gotten more press when it was cancelled than it had in five years of airing on the Fox network. When Fox pulled it from its Fall schedule, fans rallied to save the show. NBC stepped in. NBC Universal was already the producer of the show, so they gave it a midseason slot on their schedule. It was official: Brooklyn-Nine Nine would return for a sixth season.

NBC brought the cast and executive producer of Brooklyn Nine-Nine out for a Television Critics Association panel. Find out how the show will remain the same on a new network, what’s in store for Jake and the rest of the cew in the new season and how they plan to tackle more social issues.

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the goldbergs sixteen candles

The Goldbergs stars Sean Giambrone and Hayley Orrantia were at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association this week. The comedy, based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s life, is entering its sixth season in September.

Season 5 ended with Erica (Orrantia) dropping out of college to pursue singing and Adam (Giambrone) helping Barry (Troy Gentile) get prom cancelled. And now, season 6 will pay tribute to an iconic John Hughes movie: Sixteen Candles.

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Bedlam in Deadpool 3

Terry Crews was on a Television Critics Association panel for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was rescued by NBC after being cancelled by Fox. He’s also had a big summer with roles in the indie darling Sorry to Bother You and the mega Blockbuster Deadpool 2.

Both movie roles are sort of cameos. In Sorry, he plays the uncle in whose garage Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) is living. In Deadpool 2, Crews played Bedlam, a member of the X-Force that Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) recruits. Spoilers for Deadpool 2 follow, but we found out whether Bedlam can return and why Crews feels a little guilty for his role in the film’s deceptive (but hilarious) marketing.

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The Player TV Show

Robert Altman’s 1992 film The Player skewered Hollywood. Based on Michael Tolkin’s book, the story followed Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), a producer who literally got away with murder. A-list stars lined up to play themselves in cameos.

/Film interviewed author (and writer of the screenplay adaptation) Tolkin for his new Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora. We’ll bring you the full interview when the show premieres in November, but Tolkin told us about a follow-up to The Player he’s developing.

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Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Sequel

Director Jake Kasdan was at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association in support of Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat, shows he executive produces, but does not actively work on. He’s happy to show up whenever they ask, and may direct episodes this season, but Scott Silveri and Nahnatchka Khan respectively run those shows.

So there was really nothing left to talk to Jake Kasdan about except the sequel to his hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which he’s currently writing. We talked about how the sequel may change the game, connect to previous Jumanji movies, and more.

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batwoman cw

Today, The CW cast Ruby Rose as their Batwoman for a crossover event between their Arrowverse shows – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – this season. Yesterday, CW President Mark Pedowitz spoke to the Television Critics Association. While he didn’t share this news then, this announcement puts yesterday’s Batwoman talk in perspective.

Find out what the plans are for Batwoman to have her own series and how the crossover will introduce her below.

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homeland ending

For a few years, Homeland fans knew that future seasons were guaranteed. Even before season 6 aired, Showtime renewed it for seasons 7 and 8. With season 8 is coming next year, the decision to keep the show going or end it had to be made.

Speaking in front of the Television Critics Association on Monday, Showtime CEO David Nevins announced that the decision had been made. Homeland‘s eighth season will mark the end of the series.

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Who is America Sarah Palin

Before the premiere of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series Who Is America?, Sarah Palin made press rounds chastising Cohen for taking advantage of her. She said Cohen impersonated a veteran to trick her into being on his show, and she ultimately walked out of the interview when his questions became offensive.

Once Who Is America? premiered, we saw the character in question: Billy Wayne Ruddick, Jr., PhD. Ruddick does not purport to be a veteran, but does ride a motorized scooter to conserve his energy. Now it seems like Palin may have outted herself for nothing. Showtime President of Programming Gary Levine spoke with reporters at the Television Critics Association. Find out the fate of Palin’s interview and a second season below.

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