First Look at LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
Just when you think you can’t get enough of Reese Witherspoon in HBO’s Emmy winning drama series Big Little Lies, Hulu releases a first look at Reese in another domestic lighting rod role, Little Fires Everywhere, based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller.
Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
The cast also includes Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joshua Jackson and more. Too bad we have to wait until 2020 to see it!
WHEN THEY SEE US — You Absolutely Positively MUST WATCH This!
Yesterday I attended one of the most gut wrenching presentations I’ve ever seen. Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay lead a panel discussion on the absolute MUST SEE four part limited series, When They See Us on Netflix, which should be required viewing for, well…everyone.
When They See Us is based on a true story of the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. It focuses on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series spans 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
Oprah lead the discussion with actors and producers of the series, but also with the five gentleman featured in the film. It has heartrending. Thank heavens they made a special of the event so you can see it too. The full special, Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See Us Now premiers June 12 at 10:00 pm on OWN and Netflix.
See Highlights From The Critics Choice Real TV Awards Tonight!
So many of you have been asking where you can watch the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, so I thought I’d give you the scoop. An hour-long, highlights version of the show will be which will be telecast on VH1 TONIGHT (Sunday, June 9), at 11pm ET/10pm CT. Here in Hollywood and other western locations, the show will air at 8pm on satellite – check local listings for cable air times. Find the full results here.
The Good Place No More
Bad news for network comedy fans: the upcoming fourth season of The Good Place will be its last.
The Shocking Results of the Critics Choice Real TV Awards
I know all of your are on the edge of your seats, breathlessly awaiting to find out about the winners of the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, held live at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
We all worked really hard on this show, and I think in the end many shows that were truly worthy won awards. My boys the Property Brothers picked up a statuette, for example, and James Cordon won two. But my girl Marie Kondo did not win. Sigh. And Dr. Pimple Popper? Don’t get me started.
Find out who won what here. And yes, Marie Kondo really is that tiny.
The End of Silicon Valley
Waaaah! HBO has just announced that tech nerd sitcom Silicon Valley will end with Season 6, which is currently in pre-production and will air later this year.
And it will be a shortened season—only seven more episodes! “Silicon Valley has been a career and life highlight for us. We’ll miss it desperately, but we’ve always let Pied Piper’s journey guide the way, and Season Six seems to be the fitting conclusion,” said series creators and exec producers Mike Judge and Alec Berg. Find out more at HollywoodReport.com.
With HBO’s Game of Thrones and Veep ending, hope you’re getting your money’s worth by watching Gentleman Jack. It should be the NBT—it’s FAB!
Where You Can Watch Tonight’s Critics Choice Real TV Awards Red Carpet
Attention reality TV lovers (a group to which I proudly belong): Don’t you wish you could see all our favorite reality TV stars together in one place? Tonight you’ll get the chance!
The Red Carpet for the Inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards will air live tonight, with our very own Sam Rubin as host. The action starts at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT. Go to https://www.facebook.com/CriticsChoiceAwards/Red Carpet to catch all the action.
See you there! Look for me in a slinky black jumpsuit.
Fab Details on the Critics Choice Real TV Awards
So excited to be attending the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday night! They’ve just announced that comedian and co-host of The Real, Loni Love, will host.
She will be joined by additional presenters including Joey Fatone (Common Knowledge), Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin (Crikey! It’s The Irwins), Matt Iseman (American Ninja Warrior), Lala Kent (Vanderpump Rules), Jack Osbourne (Portals To Hell), Alfonso Ribeiro (AFHV), Phil Rosenthal (Somebody Feed Phil), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Colton Underwood (The Bachelor), Justin Willman (Magic For Humans), and many more!
See all the nominees here.
Yay! They’re CBS is Running THE GOOD FIGHT on Regular TV
Those of you who couldn’t access CBS All Access will be thrilled to hear that CBS will be running the first season of The Good Wife spinoff on regular TV, starting June 16. The Christine Baranski starrer is some of the best TV out there. But I wonder what they’re going to do with the naught words that are not ready for prime time? Get details.