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Chapter Three: What A (Push) Girl Wants

Article: Chapter Three: What A (Push) Girl Wants

Don’t get freaked out by the title of this chapter – it’s not everyday that Christina Aguilera and a pre-wigged out Amanda Bynes can be referenced at the same time! But seriously, with the exception of Auti, who is married to the perfectly be-dimpled Eric, our girls are all looking for that special someone who will knock their wheels off.

And you don’t have to be a Calvin Klein model to catch their eye. Grab your chemistry set, put some Aretha Franklin on and have some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Chapter Two: Watch Me Pull A Rabbit Out Of My Hat…

Article: Chapter Two: Watch Me Pull A Rabbit Out Of My Hat…

A Push Girl is in demand everywhere, be it in the club, at a bar, during a pool party, at work, at a dinner, or in the aisles of the grocery store – but they do like to go out at night with an eye for the hotties. But when a Push Girl rolls in, you need to be ready because, trust me, there’s always a line to get an audience with our girls. They’re in control – and if you can’t give her what she needs, she can always get it herself…

Chapter One: Before We Go Any Further, Let’s Get Some Shizz Straight

Article: Chapter One: Before We Go Any Further, Let’s Get Some Shizz Straight

Unlike some of you out there (you know who you are), Push Girls aren’t sitting around on a Saturday night in their jammies cramming their mouth full of Mallo-Mars and drunkenly crooning Barry Manilow tunes to their cats while applying zit masks to their faces (those apartment walls are real thin girl, real thin). Instead, our heroines are more likely to be found rolling around a local hotspot in heels, a pencil skirt and sizzle-me-till-Sunday lipstick with a trail of drooling suitors in their wake.

“How do they do it?” you ask, lowering your voice so no one can hear you. “I mean, for Chrissake – they’re in a wheelchair! Okay, so their wheels are custom hot, but… what the hell? Can they even feel it down there?”

Oh, you silly girl. Can they feel it? Ha! Ladybird, they rock it. And trust: you could learn some tricks from them that’ll get you out of that fuzzy onesie and onto the Push Girls’ dance floor.

The Push Girls’ Guide To Getting Your Groove On: Introduction

Article: The Push Girls’ Guide To Getting Your Groove On: Introduction

Ladies and gentlemen, stop chewing your nails to the quick and turn on your boob tubes – what you’ve been waiting for for months has finally arrived: the second season of Push Girls is back and holy hell, Batgirl, is it a doozy! This season our heroines are hotter than ever as they roll on the sexy side of life: making out, making up and well, you’ll have to watch to see the rest.

Elisabeth Moss and “Push Girls” take home Critics’ Choice Awards for Sundance Channel!

Article: Elisabeth Moss and “Push Girls” take home Critics’ Choice Awards for Sundance Channel!

SUNDANCE CHANNEL WINS AT THE 3RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS

Elisabeth Moss and “Push Girls” Take Home Awards

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 – Sundance Channel received top honors tonight at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards for both its original scripted and unscripted programming, winning two awards for TOP OF THE LAKE and PUSH GIRLS. The honors were handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association at The Beverly Hilton.

Sundance Channel Greenlights Original Series DREAM SCHOOL

Article: Sundance Channel Greenlights Original Series DREAM SCHOOL

Sundance Channel announced today the greenlight of a new original non-fiction series “Dream School.” Multi-platinum award-winning musician and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will executive produce under his G-Unit Films and Television banner and appear in the show. The series format was created by Jamie Oliver who will also executive produce under his Fresh One shingle. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President. The series is slated to premiere in fall 2013.

Sundance Channel greenlights THE WRITERS’ ROOM, premiering July 29th

Article: Sundance Channel greenlights THE WRITERS’ ROOM, premiering July 29th

SUNDANCE CHANNEL AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY SET TO PREMIERE ‘THE WRITERS’ ROOM’ ON MONDAY, JULY 29, HOSTED BY ACADEMY AWARD©-WINNING SCREENWRITER AND ‘COMMUNITY’ STAR JIM RASH

PREMIERE SEASON TO FEATURE STELLAR LINE-UP OF HIT SCRIPTED SERIES ‘BREAKING BAD’, ‘DEXTER’, ‘GAME OF THRONES’, ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’, ‘PARKS AND RECREATION’ AND ‘NEW GIRL’

Presented by Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly, THE WRITERS’ ROOM is set to premiere on Monday, July 29 and will be hosted by Academy Award©-winning screenwriter (THE DESCENDANTS), comedian and actor Jim Rash (Community). The six episode half-hour series will spotlight an array of scripted television shows – from today’s pioneering cable dramas, including BREAKING BAD, Dexter, Game of Thrones and American Horror Story to the most critically acclaimed and popular network sitcoms, including Parks and Recreation and New Girl. The roundtable talk show will delve deep into the world of TV’s creative masterminds, divulging inside details about their smartest choices, toughest decisions and biggest mistakes. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and General Manager.

Sundance Channel Greenlights Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama RECTIFY for a Second Season

Article: Sundance Channel Greenlights Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama RECTIFY for a Second Season

On the heels of its critically lauded, highly anticipated premiere last week, Sundance Channel announced the renewal of the network’s first wholly owned original scripted series RECTIFY for ten new episodes slated to air in 2014. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics when it debuted on Monday, April 22nd, including Matt Roush at TV Guide, who rated the series a “10 out of 10” and called it “TV’s most absorbing, unsettling new drama.” Jace Lacob, TV Critic for The Daily Beast dubbed RECTIFY “the best new show of 2013” and Mary McNamara at the Los Angeles Times said “’Rectify’ is a revelation that sets a new standard… a game changer.” RECTIFY is created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, “Deadwood,” “Sons of Anarchy”), and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind “Breaking Bad.” Season one will finale on May 20 at 10pm EST.

RECTIFY: Daniel’s case isn’t double jeopardy

Article: RECTIFY: Daniel’s case isn’t double jeopardy

The premiere of RECTIFY raised plenty of questions, but one we keep hearing is: Wouldn’t retrying Daniel Holden (Aden Young) be double jeopardy? Well, our friends at Buzzfeed want to make sure you know the answer is: No. “If you go to trial in front of a jury and you’re found not guilty, that’s the…

Damien Echols on RECTIFY’s realism

Article: Damien Echols on RECTIFY’s realism

How realistic is RECTIFY? Just ask Damien Echols, the author of <i>Life and Death</i> and one of the <a href="http://www.sundance.tv/blog/2012/01/watch-west-of-memphis-conversation" title="West of Memphis">West Memphis Three</a>, who spent years on death row himself for a crime he didn't commit. What does he think of the show? Echols explains for the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/damien-echols/rectify-review_b_3103568.html?" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a> that even the small details that made up his experience are there:

PUSH GIRLS gets rolling on Season 2

Article: PUSH GIRLS gets rolling on Season 2

Sundance Channel will premiere season two of their groundbreaking docu-series “Push Girls” on Monday, June 3with ten highly-anticipated new episodes. The show once again features the four beautiful, captivating and intelligent women audiences became enamored with last season, as they continue to challenge society’s perception of what life is really like in a wheelchair.

Get a sneak peek of RECTIFY at a theater near you

Article: Get a sneak peek of RECTIFY at a theater near you

Can’t wait until Sundance Channel’s new, original series RECTIFY premieres on Monday, April 22nd? Get an exclusive look at the first two episodes at your local movie theater on Tuesday, April 16th. Sundance Channel is teaming up with Art House Convergence and Sundance Cinemas for these special screenings, which will feature a Skype Q & A session with members of the cast. Get your tickets right here.

Insights into life in solitary and one man’s first taste of freedom

Article: Insights into life in solitary and one man’s first taste of freedom

“I feel like I am developing some kind of skitsophrinia behaviors,” reads one letter. “I hear voices echoing as I try to fall asleep.” That’s how one New York prisoner describes his lengthy experience directly from solitary confinement. The New York Times took a look at some of the letters to the New York Civil Liberties Union from more than 100 prisoners who spend 23 hours a day in elevator-sized cells. The correspondance is part of the NYCLU’s efforts to change the laws around solitary confinement. New York is one of the few states that has not wavered from extensive use of solitary in its prisons.

Binge-watch RECTIFY with Buzzfeed on April 13 in New York and Los Angeles

Article: Binge-watch RECTIFY with Buzzfeed on April 13 in New York and Los Angeles

Sundance Channel and Buzzfeed are getting together to give you a chance to see a one-day-only “Binge” screening of our new series RECTIFY. Fans in New York City and Los Angeles will have a chance to watch the entire first season (six episodes) of the series on Saturday April 13th before its two-hour primetime debut on Sundance Channel on Monday, April 22 at 9pm ET.

Breaking Bad EP on Walter White and Rectify’s Daniel Holden

Article: Breaking Bad EP on Walter White and Rectify’s Daniel Holden

Our corporate cousins over at AMC’s Breaking Bad blog caught up with that show’s co-Executive Producer Melissa Bernstein and guess what? She couldn’t help but share some insight into her next big project, Sundance Channel’s new original series Rectify. Check out what the show has in common with Breaking Bad so you can be ready for the big premiere on Monday, April 22nd at 9PM.

The New Yorker calls Top of the Lake “funny, sexy, disorienting, and emotional”

Article: The New Yorker calls Top of the Lake “funny, sexy, disorienting, and emotional”

Emily Nussbaum dove into Top of the Lake for this week’s New Yorker and loved what she found. “‘Top of the Lake’ is a trip worth taking–visually magnetic, but also funny, sexy, disorienting, and emotional.” The complete review is behind the paywall, but we’ve got some of the best details for you. Peter Mullan gets…

NY Post calls Top of the Lake “great TV” and “brilliantly unconventional”

Article: NY Post calls Top of the Lake “great TV” and “brilliantly unconventional”

The New York Post is just the latest paper to sing the praises of Sundance Channel’s new, original series TOP OF THE LAKE.

USA Today loves Top of the Lake’s “great performances”

Article: USA Today loves Top of the Lake’s “great performances”

In Sundance Channel’s original series Top of the Lake, premiering tonight at 9PM, Paradise is a slice of land that betrays its name. But, according to USA Today, “For seven weeks, it’s going to be a fabulous place to visit. And come Emmy time, a hard place to top.”

LA Times: Top of the Lake is “mysterious” and “beautiful”

Article: LA Times: Top of the Lake is “mysterious” and “beautiful”

The Los Angeles Times is as excited as we are about tonight’s premiere of Top of the Lake (only on Sundance Channel at 9PM). They say star Elisabeth Moss (Detective Robin Griffin) is a “pleasure” and can’t wait to see where the series will go.

Author William Boyd gets RESTLESS, takes on 007 in new novel

Article: Author William Boyd gets RESTLESS, takes on 007 in new novel

William Boyd just got his license to kill – fresh off working on the critically-acclaimed screen adaptation of his WWII spy novel RESTLESS, the author’s been tapped by Ian Fleming’s estate to pen the next entry in the James Bond franchise. Our congrats to him on reeling in MI6′s master spy.

Isabella Rossellini celebrates motherhood with MAMMAS

Article: Isabella Rossellini celebrates motherhood with MAMMAS

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI CELEBRATES MOTHERHOOD AND ALL ITS QUIRKY WONDER WITH ‘MAMMAS,’ NINE NEW SHORTS PREMIERING ON SUNDANCE CHANNEL AND SUNDANCECHANNEL.COM THIS MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY MAY 12

Sundance response to TOP OF THE LAKE: “Gorgeous,” “provocative” “masterpiece”

Article: Sundance response to TOP OF THE LAKE: “Gorgeous,” “provocative” “masterpiece”

This past Sunday, an eager crowd of critics and fans devoted a full day — from 9 till 5 — at Park City’s classic Egyptian Theater to watching Jane Campion’s TOP OF THE LAKE in its entirety. The screening of the seven-part series was a Sundance Film Festival first and despite the serious time commitment, audiences were left thrilled by the event.

Already getting buzz, TOP OF THE LAKE premieres today in a Sundance Film Festival first

Article: Already getting buzz, TOP OF THE LAKE premieres today in a Sundance Film Festival first

It’s quickly appearing on critics’ must-see lists — and it hasn’t even premiered yet. TOP OF THE LAKE, the seven-part Sundance Channel original series from Oscar-winning director Jane Campion, is screening in its entirety today at Park City’s Egyptian Theater — the first television series to ever do so, a fact that in itself is getting critics talking.

Sundance Channel original series TOP OF THE LAKE will be first TV show to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Article: Sundance Channel original series TOP OF THE LAKE will be first TV show to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

For the first time ever, a television series will screen as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s Premieres lineup. Sundance Channel’s original series TOP OF THE LAKE will screen in its entirety on Sunday, January 20th at the Egyptian Theater in Park City and will be followed by a Q&A with the creators and cast, including Oscar-winning writer and director Jane Campion (THE PIANO), and co-stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Holly Hunter (THE PIANO). But that’s not all! Our new series RECTIFY will also debut at a private screening in Park City during the festival. Both shows are already popping up on critics’ must-see lists. Read on for more about these two new Sundance Channel originals and make sure to check back during the Festival (January 17th-27th) for daily updates.

Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly announce THE WRITERS’ ROOM

Article: Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly announce THE WRITERS’ ROOM

SUNDANCE CHANNEL AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
PRESENT NEW ORIGINAL NON-FICTION SERIES

“THE WRITERS’ ROOM”
Ever Wonder How Good TV Becomes Outstanding?
Sundance Channel And Entertainment Weekly Will Show You.
Pasadena, CA – January 5, 2013 –Sundance Channel announced the greenlight of new original non-fiction series THE WRITERS’ ROOM.  Presented by Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly, the six episode half-hour series will take viewers where they have never been before—inside the writers’ rooms of the television shows that are defining pop culture today. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel General Manager. The series is slated to premiere during the second half of 2013.