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Monday, April 5, 2021

Viola Davis, Jason Bateman & Other SAG Award Snubs & Surprises by Danielle Turchiano

Usually the SAG Awards are the first of the major peer groups to hand out statues in the new year, but 2021 is proving to be even more change-inducing than 2020. The 27th Annual SAG Awards w…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

CBS Strikes Two-Year Deal With NATAS to Broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2021 and 2022 by Danielle Turchiano

The Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on CBS in 2021 and 2022, as the Eye network struck a two-year deal with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). That means t…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

SAG Awards: Breaking Down the 2021 Ballot by Danielle Turchiano

Variety breaks down each category at the 27th annual SAG Awards ceremony, to be held on April 4. Cast in a Motion Picture There was a time when it seemed a film couldn’t win a best picture…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Golden Globes: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises by Danielle Turchiano

After a week that exposed the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s own lack of diversity within its membership, the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place from both coasts on Feb. …

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

‘Saturday Night Live’ Books Nick Jonas as Host and Musical Guest by Danielle Turchiano

“Saturday Night Live” has booked Nick Jonas for its Feb. 27 episode. The musician, actor and “The Voice” coach will appear as both the episode’s host and musical guest on the fifth…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Team Talks Tackling Systemic Racism in Tech by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Zoey’s Extraordinary Reckoning,” the mid-season finale of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” Season 2. When “Zoey’s Extra…

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SAG Awards Voters’ Guide: Chadwick Boseman, ‘Cobra Kai,’ ‘Bridgerton’ and More by Danielle Turchiano

Guild awards season is officially underway. The 27th annual SAG Awards nominations are proving to still be a good indicator of how things may shake out at the upcoming Academy Awards. In man…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Team on Zoey’s Romantic Choice, New Job in Season 2 by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Zoey’s Extraordinary Return,” the second season premiere of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” While the first season of NBC…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

‘Les Miserables’ Team Talks Importance of Victor Hugo’s Tale as ‘Story for the World’ by Danielle Turchiano

When Victor Hugo wrote the 1900-page tome “Les Misérables” in 1862, he gave the world a transcending and sweeping tale that dissected the division of class while breathing life into com…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

‘Fosse/Verdon’ Boss on Exposing the ‘Grit and Grime’ of Bob Fosse in the Wake of #MeToo by Danielle Turchiano

Musical theater legend Bob Fosse was a man known for many things: His artistic flair; the creation of jazz hands; his unique, directorial eye; his marriage to Gwen Verdon and his penchant fo…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss Breaks Down Series Finale Time Jump and Rebecca’s Romantic Choice by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the series finale of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” After four seasons of sending up romantic comedy tropes, expanding the quintessential …

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Rita Moreno to Receive Peabody Career Achievement Award by Danielle Turchiano

Rita Moreno will be honored with the Career Achievement Award, presented by Mercedes Benz, at this year’s Peabody Awards, Variety has learned. This honor puts Moreno in the extremely rare …

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Rachel Bloom on the ‘Beautiful Mystery’ of the ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Series Finale by Danielle Turchiano

While four seasons of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” has explored musical genres from boy bands to country, the one type of music series co-creator and star Rachel Bloom admits the show will not …

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Monday, February 4, 2019

From ‘A Star Is Born’ to ‘Dumplin’: How Hollywood has Embraced the Art of Drag by Danielle Turchiano

When “RuPaul’s Drag Race” launched on Logo a decade ago, it was watched by so few people that the inaugural run was later lovingly dubbed “The Lost Season.” But as the years and se…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

‘Rent’ Star Injured in Live Performance, Original Broadway Cast to Appear by Danielle Turchiano

Brennin Hunt, who was set to perform as Roger Davis in Fox’s live version of “Rent,” injured his ankle during the live dress rehearsal on Sat. 26. But, as they say, the show must go on…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

How Fox’s Live Version of ‘Rent’ Honors and ‘Enhances’ Jonathan Larson’s Vision by Danielle Turchiano

In the more than 20 years since Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” first debuted on Broadway, the conversation of adaptation has often come up: Film director Chris Columbus infamousl…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss Breaks Down Introducing Skylar Astin as the New Greg by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “I’m Not the Person I Used to Be,” the Season 4 midseason finale of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” As the CWR…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Rebecca’s Lessons: ‘She Has A Long Way to Go’ by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “I Want to be Here,” the fourth season premiere of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” The final season of “Crazy Ex-…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Listen: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Bosses on the Final Season, Plus ‘Happy Together’ EP Ben Winston on Harry Styles by Danielle Turchiano

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this week’s episode, Varie…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bryan Cranston Reflects on Early Rejection and the ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene That Still Rocks Him by Danielle Turchiano

Bryan Cranston has had an illustrious career over the decades, winning four Emmy awards for his portrayal of anti-hero Walter White on “Breaking Bad” and a Tony Award for “…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Emmys: Will Elisabeth Moss or Keri Russell Take the Lead Drama Actress Trophy? by Danielle Turchiano

No Emmy category demonstrates the wealth of material on TV these days better than lead actress in a drama. The nominees run the gamut and voters have a near-impossible choice of parsing stan…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Team on Series Finale, ‘Reimagining’ Greg by Danielle Turchiano

When The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” returns for its fourth and final season this fall, it will do so with a “reimagining” of the character of Greg. Played origi…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Anthony Ramos on Turning From ‘Hamilton’ to TV for ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ by Danielle Turchiano

Coming off smash musical “Hamilton,” in which he originated the dual role of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in 2015, Anthony Ramos dove into his first small-screen role as Mars Blackmo…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Team Breaks Down Pivotal Premiere Music Video by Danielle Turchiano

The third season premiere of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” opened with a song entitled “Where’s Rebecca Bunch?” to address the second season’s cliffhanger: how and when Rebecca (Rachel B…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rachel Bloom Reflects on Emotional ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Season and Plans for Final Year by Danielle Turchiano

Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) certainly went through the ringer in the third season of CW musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” — which ended on a note that not only saw her bigg…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Neil Patrick Harris Talks the Future of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and Revisiting ‘Doogie Howser’ by Danielle Turchiano

With all due respect to Barney Stinson, Doogie Howser, Hedwig and his id alter-ego in the “Harold & Kumar” films, Neil Patrick Harris believes that Count Olaf in “A Ser…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ at 10: Launching the Next Wave of Drag Superstars by Danielle Turchiano

As “RuPaul’s Drag Race” enters its 10th season, the queens who compete come in with a savvy awareness not only of the larger drag culture and reality television space but o…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Next Steps in Time’s Up Movement: ‘Jobs, That’s What We Need’ by Danielle Turchiano

In order to keep the momentum of movements like Time’s Up and Frances McDermond’s Oscar night plea for inclusion riders, the key next step is to create jobs, “Crazy Ex-Girl…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Anna Deavere Smith Depicts the ‘Disturbing’ Injustice of the School-to-Prison Pipeline in ‘Notes From the Field’ by Danielle Turchiano

Shock and alarm may have been the emotions that first started Anna Deavere Smith’s path to create “Notes From the Field,” but it was love that fueled the one-woman play through the pro…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s’ Vincent Rodriguez III Reflects on Road From Musical Theater to Musical Comedy on TV by Danielle Turchiano

A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA), Vincent Rodriguez III cut his teeth on musicals such as “Hello, Dolly” and “Peter Pan,” the latt…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Season 3’s Time Jump and Her ‘Female Filmmaker Friday’ Initiative by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the 11th episode of the third season of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” entitled “Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends!” With the season fin…

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