transparent season 5

During her executive session for the Television Critics Association, Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, addressed the fifth season of Transparent. But Amazon also took the time to talk about some of their new shows, such as a horror anthology series from Master of None co-star and writer Lena Waite, another anthology series from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, a new comedy series from The Office creator Greg Daniels and more. Read More »

transparent season 5

Amazon’s award-winning series Transparent will end after the upcoming season 5. The show’s conclusion comes in the wake of the firing of star Jeffrey Tambor. Tambor was let go from the series following sexual harassment claims.

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TV Bits Kenneth Lonergan

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Seth Rogen has yet another TV project in the works
  • Manchester By The Sea director Kenneth Lonergan will make more films for Amazon
  • Speaking of Amazon, they’re going to be making their first animated series for adults
  • The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj gets his own Netflix talk show
  • Transparent will probably not return this year due to Jeffery Tambor‘s firing

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Jeffrey Tambor fired

In November of 2017, actor Jeffrey Tambor was said to have left the Amazon series Transparent in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. Later, however, Tambor claimed he might not be leaving the show after all. Now, it’s official: Tambor has been fired from Transparent following an internal investigation from Amazon.

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Jeffrey Tambor May Not Quit ‘Transparent’ After All

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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

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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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2017 Emmy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs & Surprises

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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 »