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‘Supergirl’: Thomas Lennon To Recur As Mxyzptlk In CW Series

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‘Supergirl’: Thomas Lennon To Recur As Mxyzptlk In CW Series
Exclusive: The magical menace called Mxyzptlk is returning to National City. Thomas Lennon (The State) is set to recur as the mercurial trickster in the fifth season of the CW’s Supergirl.

Mxyzptlk, aka “Mxy,” is the impish, reality-bending trickster from the 5th Dimension, who previously visited National City to woo Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl, but created chaos in the process. British actor Peter Gadiot portrayed Mxyzptlk for that two-part Season 2 adventure, but the transition to Lennon is smoothed by the character’s handy reputation as a shape-shifter with an unpredictable nature.

Mxyzptlk (it’s pronounced “miks-yez-pit-əl-ik”) has a history of mischief dating back to 1944 in the pages of DC Comics, where the most familiar version of the character is as an eccentric, levitating imp with a purple-and-orange ensemble and matching bowler. Often portrayed as an exasperating pest to Superman, Mxyzptlk is daft but also dangerous given the Kryptonian vulnerability to magic.
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Ron Leibman, Who Played Rachel's Dad on Friends, Dead at 82

Ron Leibman, Who Played Rachel's Dad on Friends, Dead at 82
Emmy and Tony-winning actor Ron Leibman, who played Rachel’s father Dr. Leonard Green on Friends, has died at the age of 82. News of his passing was first reported by our sister site Deadline.

Leibman won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for playing the title role in the CBS crime drama Kaz, which he co-created as well. He also originated the role of lawyer Roy Cohn in Tony Kushner’s Broadway play Angels in America, winning a Tony in 1993.

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Ron Leibman, Who Played Rachel’s Dad on ‘Friends,’ Dies at 82

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Ron Leibman, Who Played Rachel’s Dad on ‘Friends,’ Dies at 82
Ron Leibman, the actor who played Rachel Green’s father on “Friends,” Dr. Leonard Green, has died at the age of 82.

His agent, Robert Attermann of Abrams Artists Agency, confirmed Leibman’s death to TheWrap.

“We at Abrams Artists Agency are saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing,” Attermann said in a statement. “Ron was an incredibly talented actor with a distinguished career in film, TV and theatre. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Jessica, and his family.”

Over Leibman’s long acting career, which began in the late 1950s, Leibman won a Tony for his role in the 1993 play “Angels in America.” He also won an Emmy in 1979 for best lead actor in the drama series “Kaz,” on which he played the title character, Martin “Kaz” Kazinsky.

Also Read: Shelley Morrison, 'Will and Grace' Star, Dies at 83

Leibman also acted opposite Sally Field as Rueben in the 1979 film “Norma Rae,
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Ron Leibman Dies: Actor In ‘Norma Rae’ And ‘Angels In America’ Was 82

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Ron Leibman Dies: Actor In ‘Norma Rae’ And ‘Angels In America’ Was 82
Ron Leibman, who won a Tony Award for his role as Roy Cohn in 1993’s Angels In America: Millennium Approaches, and co-starred with Sally Field in the 1979 Oscar-winner Norma Rae, has died from complications of pneumonia.

Leibman also won a Primetime Emmy as Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his role as Martin ‘Kaz’ Kazinsky, a convict turned lawyer, in the 1978-79 crime drama Kaz, a short-lived series he created and co-wrote.

Born in New York City, Leibman graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. He became a member of the Compass Players in the late 1950s, then joined the famed Actors Studio.

His television debut came in 1956 when he appeared as Johnny in The Edge of the Night. But he spent most of the 1960s on Broadway, appearing in everything from Shakespeare plays to Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

His film career began in 1970 with Where’s Poppa?
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Ron Leibman, Actor in 'Angels in America,' 'Where's Poppa?' and 'Friends,' Dies at 82

Ron Leibman, Actor in 'Angels in America,' 'Where's Poppa?' and 'Friends,' Dies at 82
Ron Leibman, the dependable actor known for his Tony Award-winning performance in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and for his turns in such films as Where's Poppa?Slaughterhouse-Five and Norma Rae, died Friday of pneumonia in New York City, two family reps told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 82.

Survivors include his wife, Emmy-winning actress Jessica Walter, whom he married in 1983. (They met at a party hosted by actress Brenda Vaccaro, and he joined her in the cast of Archer in 2013.) From 1969 to 1981, he was married to actress Linda Lavin.

Leibman, a native New Yorker who ...
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FX TV Show Ratings (updated 11/22/19)

FX has been churning out a lot of original scripted series. Some have been hits while many others have not. Which will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!

Scripted FX shows listed: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, The Americans, Anger Management, Archer, Atlanta, Baskets, The Bastard Executioner, Better Things, The Bridge, The Comedians, Fargo, Feud, Fosse/Verdon, Justified, Legion, Louie, Married, Mayans Mc, Mr Inbetween, Partners, Pose, Saint George, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Snowfall, Sons of Anarchy, The Strain, Taboo, Trust, Tyrant, and What We Do In The Shadows.

Last update: The most recent ratings added for Mr Inbetween.

There's a lot of data that FX execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are a major factor. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.

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Fxx TV Show Ratings (updated 11/21/19)

Some of the ratings on the Fxx channel go quite low but the comedy channel seems to remain committed to producing original TV shows. Which series will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.

Scripted Fxx TV shows listed: Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Man Seeking Woman, and You're the Worst.

Last updated: Most recent ratings added for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Archer: 10 Jokes That Have Already Aged Poorly

From its very first episode, Archer established itself as one of the smartest comedy shows on TV. With dialogue sharp as an assassin's knife and characters whose moral compasses could use some realignment, the animated espionage drama blew up all the classic spy tropes with a pound of C4 lit by a series of sick burns. The protagonist, Sterling Archer, is the world's deadliest spy, a parody of James Bond whose drinking and womanizing came with actual consequences.

Related: Archer: The 10 Best Episodes (According To IMDb)

Unfortunately, after ten seasons, the show is not quite as fresh as it once was. While the last three seasons took it in new creative directions, some of the long-running jokes went from being funny to stinking worse than a three-day-old corpse. These ten gags, in particular, have not aged well.
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Every IndieWire TV Review from 2019, Ranked by Grade from Best to Worst

Every IndieWire TV Review from 2019, Ranked by Grade from Best to Worst
One of the strongest ways that time has become a malleable force that’s untethered us from our own sense of reality is the sheer number of TV shows released in a given year. There are some series that feel like they last aired new episodes in 2015, while others have completely disappeared from the public consciousness despite existing for mere months.

Such is the way of modern television. As a result, we’ve decided to keep track of all the 174 seasons of TV we’ve reviewed so far this year. Some shows have fared better than others, but a majority of these are recommendations.

Each review is organized by the letter grade (A+ to F) that accompanies each of them. Some series have prompted follow-ups after pivotal episodes or finales, but the links below will take you to initial season reviews of all the shows listed.

It’s worth noting
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Disney Reveals That Hulu Is Key to Its Fox Searchlight Strategy

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As Disney CEO Bob Iger introduced former Fox properties to the Disney discipline, Fox Searchlight appeared to be an outlier. Earlier this year, co-chairmen Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula said things were “business as usual;” indeed, the label will release new films by Wes Anderson and Armando Iannucci in 2020, and production began this week on the Michael Showalter’s “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

However, on Thursday Iger revealed that he plans to tap Fox Searchlight to create original content for Hulu — showing there’s no such thing as business as usual as the streaming wars accelerate.

Searchlight is developing “original content” that will land on Hulu, Iger said, offering no details about what that might include. But it’s likely such productions could go straight-to-streaming, which would push Searchlight — known for its awards titles — in an adjacent path to Disney’s other film efforts.

There’s no suggestion that
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Gold Derby TV Decade Award winners: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Veep,’ Ryan Murphy and more were the best from 2010-2019

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Gold Derby TV Decade Award winners: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Veep,’ Ryan Murphy and more were the best from 2010-2019
The Gold Derby TV Decade Awards were announced on Monday, November 4, and “Breaking Bad” was the Best Drama Series from 2010-2019 according to more than 1,500 registered Gold Derby users who cast their votes in October. Elsewhere, “Veep” claimed Best Comedy Series, while Ryan Murphy pulled a Mike Nichols-like sweep in the long form races. Scroll down to see the complete list of winners.

Breaking Bad” premiered in 2008, but it gradually grew from an underdog drama overshadowed by its AMC sister show “Mad Men” to a full-blown pop cultural phenomenon by the time it ended in 2013. Now, more than six years later, it has been remembered as the best dramatic achievement of the decade. Not only did it claim Best Drama, Bryan Cranston also won Best Drama Actor, Aaron Paul claimed Best Drama Supporting Actor, Anna Gunn was the runner-up for Best Drama Supporting Actress, and the show’s final-season
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Archer: The 10 Best Episodes (According To IMDb)

We just passed the decade mark for FX's hilarious animated series Archer. The show has been a consistently funny network staple for a litany of reasons. The animation is beautiful, the writing is witty, the voice acting is outstanding, and Archer manages to reinvent itself every few seasons.

Related: 10 Things The Archer Cast Has In Common With Their Characters

The gang has kind of done it all during the show's long run. They've had adventures in space, on a blimp, and on a submarine. They battled pirates, drug dealers, and cyborgs. But what did fans like the most? The users at IMDb have spoken and these are the 10 episodes to receive the best ratings.
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10 Great Sci-fi Movies To Watch If You Love X-Files

The X-Files had a huge influence over television and our culture when it comes to science fiction. It directly inspired other huge shows like  Strange World, The Burning Zone, Special Unit 2, Mysterious Ways, Lost, Dark Skies, The Visitor, Fringe, Warehouse 13, Supernatural, and Gravity Falls. It has also been referenced in or parodied on shows like  3rd Rock from the SunArcherNewsRadioAmerican Horror StoryThe Big Bang TheoryBonesBreaking BadCalifornicationCastleFamily Guy, Hey Arnold!, King of the HillSouth Park, and Two and a Half Men.

Related: 10 Classic Science Fiction Novels That Need A Film Adaptation

But what about movies? Those are less obvious in terms of any references or inspiration. However, there are feature length films that explore conspiracy, aliens, with a melding of horror and humor in the same way The X-Files did. Here are 10 films we think that X-Files fans would enjoy.
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Lauren Cohan Covers "Women's Health"

Take a look at actress Lauren Cohan aka 'Maggie Greene' from AMC's "The Walking Dead", posing for "Women's Health" Magazine:

Besides her work on "The Walking Dead", Cohan is noted for her recurring roles as 'Bela Talbot' on The CW's "Supernatural" and in "The Vampire Diaries".

Cohan also played 'Avery Jordan' in "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit".

She recently voiced the character 'Juliana Calderon' for 4 episodes of the animated spy series "Archer".

Cohan also recently worked on the series "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories", in the episode titled "The Bathroom Boys" as the character 'Stephanie'.

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William Shatner Narrates Nsfw Trailer for Animated Thriller ‘To Your Last Death’ (Exclusive Video)

William Shatner Narrates Nsfw Trailer for Animated Thriller ‘To Your Last Death’ (Exclusive Video)
Things are about to get bloody. William Shatner narrates the trailer for the new animated film “To Your Last Death,” and his calm and alluring tone of voice will be of just a little comfort for the hyper-violence on display.

The trailer for the “Archer”-style animated film features some twisted, “Saw”-style death traps, brutal attacks with swords, axes, chainsaws and syringes, a woman falling to her death in a spike-filled pit, and even a guy walking around with his brain sliced open.

“Hell is empty, and the devils are here,” Shatner says in a whisper in the trailer.

Also Read: How 'Twilight Zone' Pays Homage to That Classic William Shatner Episode Without Being a Copy

To Your Last Death” is a time-jumping revenge thriller that resembles what would be a particularly nasty episode of “Archer,” and it fittingly made its world premiere on Aug. 23 at Frightfest UK.

The
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‘The Simpsons’ Adds John Legend, Chrissy Teigen as Guest Stars for Season 31

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‘The Simpsons’ Adds John Legend, Chrissy Teigen as Guest Stars for Season 31
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen will make their voice-guest starring debut on “The Simpsons” for the upcoming season of the long-running Fox animated comedy, the network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday.

But they aren’t the only famous faces who will be lending their vocals to Fox’s Sunday “Animation Domination” lineup this fall, with a roster of A-listers including Jason Momoa, Bryan Cranston, Niecy Nash, Megan Mullally, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Billy Eichner set to guest star on “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Family Guy” and new series “Bless the Harts.”

See below for the full guest lineup released by Fox for the animated shows, which will premiere their new seasons Sept. 29:

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The Simpsons

The 31st season of The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history,
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‘Atlanta’ Seasons 3 and 4 Will Be Shot Back-to-Back in Spring 2020

‘Atlanta’ Seasons 3 and 4 Will Be Shot Back-to-Back in Spring 2020
The return of “Atlanta” is still a long way off, but the wait between Seasons 3 and 4 just got a lot shorter. FX has renewed the Emmy-winning comedy series for an additional season, and announced Tuesday morning the upcoming Season 3 and newly added Season 4 will be shot together beginning in the spring of 2020.

“What more can be said about ‘Atlanta’ than the critical acclaim and accolades that Donald [Glover], Paul [Simms], Dianne [McGunigle], Stephen [Glover] and Hiro [Murai] have earned for two exceptional seasons of what is clearly one of the best shows on television,” Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, said in a statement. “This group of collaborators and cast have created one of the most original, innovative stories of this generation and we are proud to be their partners.”

Season 3 was originally ordered on June 7, 2018, less than a month after Season 2 ended, but Glover’s busy schedule has delayed production until this point.
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‘Archer’ Is Finally Moving Forward, But Not After Starting Over One More Time

‘Archer’ Is Finally Moving Forward, But Not After Starting Over One More Time
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Archer” Season 10, “Robert De Niro,” including the ending.]

It was time to move forward. Over the last three seasons of “Archer,” creator Adam Reed sent his merry band of marauders to “Dreamland,” “Danger Island,” and “1999,” resetting their surroundings and professions each year without altering their enticing character dynamics. The results made for grand entertainment — and proved how far the series’ core could be stretched without cracking — but the set-up demanded a return to the present, sooner rather than later.

Thus, the Season 10 finale abides, wrapping up a series of silly, lush, and barely connected space adventures with a big bang that doubled as a jumpstart back to reality. As unveiled at Comic-Con, “Archer” finally wakes up. The coma he was sent into at the end of Season 7 comes to a close, as do the dreamy adventures he went on while unconscious that shaped each previous season.

And yet, what Reed has accomplished
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‘Archer’ Renewed for Season 11 with Some Major Changes; Creator Adam Reed Returns

Fxx has renewed the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series Archer for an 11th season, as announced today by Nick Grad and Gina Balian, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment. Season 11 will debut on Fxx in 2020. News of the Archer renewal was shared with fans at San Diego Comic-Con during a sneak peek screening and Q&a with its cast and producers in support of the series’ current 10th season, Archer: 1999. But there's more to the story than just a renewal for the phenomenal, long-running animated comedy series. Some spoilers ahead: As Executive Producer …
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‘Archer’ Renewed For Season 11 On FXX – Comic-Con

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‘Archer’ Renewed For Season 11 On FXX – Comic-Con
The misadventures of the world’s most self-centered and perhaps stupidest ex-spy-turned-space captain will continue. FXX said during its panel at Comic-Con today that the animated spy spoof Archer has been renewed for Season 11.

“We are incredibly excited for our 11th season and look forward to Archer waking up from his coma and returning to a spy world that has continued without him for the past three years,” executive producer Casey Willis said.

The show is wrapping the third of a three-season renewal it scored in 2016. That pickup followed a two-year renewal in 2014. The series was moved from FX to FXX for Season 8 in 2017 season.

The half-hour comedy’s current season, titled Archer: 1999, airs its penultimate episode Wednesday. It follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens,
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