Creator Dick Wolf sure knew he had a good thing going with the original Law & Order series. After the show had been on air for nine seasons, he introduced Law & Order: Special Victims Unit which made household names out of Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni. And that was just the beginning. Over the next few years, Wolf added Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) and Law & Order: LA (2010). There was even a movie spin-off: Exiled starring a Law & Order original, Chris Noth. But what entry in the franchise is your favorite? Did anything prove better than the original?
Announced at the Television Critics Association press tour: The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) and featuring Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones) will air on Fri., Nov. 28 and Sat., Nov. 29.
To keep “doubling the love” for RECTIFY, SundanceTV asked two social media mavens — Sundi Rose-Holt, a Community contributor at Entertainment Weekly who live tweets the series each Thursday night from @sroseholt and Kimber Myers from TVTag, which encourages online check-ins during each broadcast — to share why they love the series. Check out their eloquent replies below.
Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “The idle man is the miserable man.” Personally, I wonder if Franklin even knew that many idle people, because he was so busy inventing libraries and glasses and dime stores, when would he have even had time to chill with anyone, idle or otherwise?
SundanceTV’s sister network AMC scored 16 Emmy nominations for Breaking Bad! In honor of the good news, ten lucky fans have a chance to win a copy of AMC’s Breaking Bad comic book. To enter, follow @SundanceTV on Twitter then tweet #BBComicSweeps. Once you do, you’ll be automatically entered for the drawing.
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To congratulate Robert Morse for his Emmy nomination, we wanted to go back to the Mad Men era to revisit some of his earlier roles. Check out our picks of his top swinging ’60s movies. Just remember to take off your shoes!
Article: Top 5 Christina Hendricks Movies
Christina Hendricks’ portrayal of Joan Harris on Mad Men turns heads for sure. But the talented redhead — who just earned her fourth Emmy nomination — is so much more than an hourglass figure and a pen necklace. To wit, her top five movies.
Want to walk in Daniel’s footsteps? One lucky RECTIFY fan may win four tickets to The High Museum of Art in Atlanta!
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2014, and THE WRITERS’ ROOM received its first-ever series nomination in the category of Outstanding Informational Series. Other contenders included Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo), Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (Science Channel), and Vice (HBO).
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Mon., Aug. 25 on NBC.
Article: Emmy Award Nominees Vince Gilligan, Beau Willimon, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Talk Shop on “THE WRITERS’ ROOM”
Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones. House of Cards. True Detective. There’s a reason these shows are Emmy-nominated this year for best writing in a drama series. The writers are the best in the business. Check out the insider secrets and expert opinions from three out of four of the nominated shows’ writing teams in THE WRITERS’ ROOM video clips.
Isabella Rossellini tapped famed theater director Muriel Mayette to help translate her wild web series into a one-woman show for Green Porno: Live on Stage. Mayette gives us the scoop on guiding the production, falling in love with Isabella and rising through the ranks of France’s most prestigious theater company.
Want to hear more from PUSH GIRLS star Chelsie Hill? Well, you’re in luck! SundanceTV is giving away copies of her new novel. Find out how to win.
Q: 1. If you were going to turn a friend on to heavy metal, is there a documentary you’d recommend?
A: There are so many! I would say the best introduction to the genre, its origins, and its fans would be the 2005 documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. It follows a Canadian anthropologist and metalhead named Sam Dunn around the world as he interviews metal fans, bands, and founding fathers of the form, such as Tony Iommi, the guitarist of Black Sabbath, and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. The flick shows the diversity and passion and vast scale of the global metal scene. Secondly, I would suggest watching Lemmy, a 2010 documentary about the iconic bassist and singer of Motöhead. At 68, Lemmy has witnessed and fueled the evolution of rock and roll and metal in his lifetime. How he’s still doing it is anyone’s guess.
Love small town life? Want to share it with other fans of RECTIFY? Well, SundanceTV wants to see how your town stacks up to Paulie, Georgia. We’re giving a few lucky fans a copy of the RECTIFY Season 1 coffee table book—a limited edition publication of stunning photography from the Season 1 set just for sharing their photos.
Over 20 seasons, Law & Order racked up over 50 Emmy nominations but despite the endless cameos by the likes of Julia Roberts, Elaine Stritch, Samuel L. Jackson, Claire Danes, Elisabeth Moss and so on, the prize the series took home most consistently on Emmy night was for cinematography (1993, 1997, 1998). As for its cast, the lead and supporting actors alike, while periodically nominated, never got the prize. Sam Waterston nominated three times — 1997, 1999 and 2000 — never won. Neither did Michael Moriarty, nominated in 1992, 1993 and 1994. But which of the show’s lineup most deserved a statuette. Vote on the nominees below.
Article: Jared’s Blog: Thomas Jefferson Essay
I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but whoever at the SAT company is coming up with these essay prompts needs to get a life. Literally — not, like, quit your job because you suck at this, but seriously, go out and interact with people a little bit. Because, fyi, this prompt is beyond pointless: “I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
What happens when comic Michael Showalter and his writing partner Christina Lee start texting about The Walking Dead? Find out below then tune-in to THE WRITERS’ ROOM for more serious conversation on TV’s most popular shows.
Here’s how it works: Share Season 2 Episode 1 (http://bit.ly/1jLXWD8) and Episode 2 (http://bit.ly/1iYoZ3b) with two others on Twitter or Facebook including the hashtag #rectifyrectify as well as Ep. 2′s friends and family log-in password “double” and in appreciation, we just may send some lovin’ back your way: a member of the cast, crew, or SundanceTV might favorite or retweet your post.
Article: “The Approval Matrix” Announces Panelists and Appearances by Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and Jon Stewart
SundanceTV announced today that its newest original non-fiction series, THE APPROVAL MATRIX will premiere Mon., Aug. 11 at 11/10c. Inspired by the celebrated pop culture roundup feature of the same name in the award-winning New York Magazine, the six episode talk show will be hosted by comedian Neal Brennan (Chappelle’s Show, Inside Amy Schumer, The Mindy Project) and executive produced by Rory Albanese (The Daily Show) and Ish Entertainment’s Michael Hirschorn (Best Week Ever) and Wendy Roth (Fix My Family). Each half hour episode is uniquely designed for those both impatient with and fascinated by the pop culture cacophony all around us.
THE RED ROAD star Zahn McClarnon, who plays Phillip Kopus’ partner-in-crime Mike Parker, discusses his Native American heritage, racism and coming to terms with his own death (at the hands of Jason Momoa).
Article: Jared’s Blog: Shakespeare Essay
I heard in homeroom that this week’s essay prompt was going to be some Shakespeare thing, and I thought for sure it was going to be some boring-ass “how now are we all to proceed hither blah blah blah,” but nope, it’s actually pretty short and sweet: “There is no darkness but ignorance.”
Struggling with Momoa withdrawl? Get your fix by reliving the entire first season of THE RED ROAD. SundanceTV is having a marathon on Sat, Jun. 28 at noon/11c. Need even more? So be it!
Isabella Rossellini came to fame as David Lynch’s muse in cult favorites like Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart. More recently, she’s become an auteur of the internet with her SundanceTV web series GREEN PORNO, SEDUCE ME and MAMMAS. But putting aside her online shorts on insect sex and animal lust, what’s your favorite movie in her career?
Article: Top Ten Secretly Feminist Films
It used to be that no filmmakers would advertise that their movie had feminist ambitions; even now, some directors sidestep the issue. Despite this unfortunate trend, the movies below are wildly entertaining proof of what happens when empowering agendas shine through (even in subtle and complex ways).