Television News from the New York TimesMiguel Sapochnik on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Directing Dragons and Making 70 Horses Feel Like 3,000 – A latecomer to the HBO series, Mr. Sapochnik talks about the challenges of staging outsize historical battles.
Where Is God on the Small Screen? – As important as religion is for many viewers, TV has had a tentative relationship with it. Our critics survey the state of faith in the age of peak TV.
A Word With: Tracee Ellis Ross: She’s a Hit at the White House, Too – The Emmy nominee discusses being in the company of other great actresses, and addressing race in “black-ish.”
Watching: What You Should Watch This Weekend if You Have Kids or Miss ‘Downton Abbey’ – From the Watching team, expert TV and movie recommendations for the next few days.
Scene Stealers: From the N.F.L. to Hollywood, Trevor Pryce’s Plan B – Trevor Pryce played pro football for 14 seasons and then retired. Now the 6-foot-5, 250-pound former defensive end is reinventing himself as a movie mogul.
What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Danish Girl’ and ‘The Kicks’ – Eddie Redmayne portrays the transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl,” and a young soccer player gets her mojo back in “The Kicks.”
What’s on TV Thursday: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ and ‘The Syndicate: All or Nothing’ – The queens rule in a new season of “Drag Race All Stars.” And some British servants win the lottery in “The Syndicate.”
Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Sterling K. Brown Reads ‘My First Son, a Pure Memory’ – One of the stars of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” reads the story of a man and his wife dealing with a pregnancy gone awry.
Television News from the Seattle PIThe Fosters: Mariana Is on the Verge of a "Profound Meltdown" – The Fosters' summer finale is carrying high stakes for the entire family, but no one may be more at risk for self-destruction than Mariana (Cierra Ramirez). Ever since her boyfriend Nick (Louis Hunter) threatened to kill himself in the second episode of the season, Mariana has struggled to keep herself above water. The middle Adams-Foster daughter began taking her brother Jesus' (Noah Centineo) ADHD medication to help her stay on top of everything, but now that's developed into an addiction that will come to haunt her in the summer finale. [...] that Nick has been allowed home from the psychiatric facility where he was being treated, everything will become too much for Mariana to deal with and lead to disastrous results.
Here's Your Beginner's Guide to FXX's You're the Worst – The worst people imaginable by Gretchen and Lindsay standards, sweater people are boring and complacent in their boringness. Vernon's vodka-based party concoction that stains a drinker's mouth red is literally made in a trash can and may or may not taste like garbage. "New Phone, Who Dis?": Sam's hot new single dissing Sh*tstain and Honeynutz, notable for its backing vocals provided by Lindsay. Jimmy's favorite show, this is a fictional British comedy about "an assistant deacon who sleeps with the constable's daughter and is forced to hide out as a lady shoe salesman" because that makes a lot of sense.
What's Coming to -- and Leaving -- Netflix in September – Live from the Ville (Netflix exclusive) Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Season 1 (Netflix exclusive) Audrie & Daisy (Netflix exclusive) Confirmed Kills (Netflix exclusive) Season 5 (Netflix exclusive) Season 4 (Netflix exclusive) Amanda Knox (Netflix exclusive) Season 1 (Netflix exclusive) A Walk to Remember Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher Call Me Crazy: A Five Film The Color Purple Flight of the Intruder Primal Fear Sins of My Father Hollywood Homicide Gridiron Gang Open Water Open Water 2: 666 Park Avenue: League of Super Evil: View the original article on TVGuide.com
Pretty Little Liars: Troian Bellisario Once Fought with a Fan Over Who Plays Spencer Hastings – [...] when Bellisario tried to insist she really does play Spencer Hastings on the Freeform hit, the fan began to argue with her and advised Bellisario to follow herself on Instagram. Bellisario's favorite fan interaction came when she was shopping in a suburb outside of Toronto (where her fiancee Patrick J. Adams films Suits) and a fan approached her to ask, "Spencer, why are you here?" It was a defining moment for Bellisario because it was the first time someone off-set had called her Spencer and brought home the feeling that Pretty Little Liars was being watched outside of her social bubble. [...] it's not just the actresses having close encounters with viewers.
Dancing With the Stars: Derek and Julianne Hough Will Reportedly Return – Following the insanity of a possible Ryan Lochte appearance on this season of Dancing With the Stars, we need the following good news for ABC's dance-athon. The light-footed hunk will be busy this year, as he's also set to star in NBC's Hairspray Live! musical special as Corny Collins.
Once Upon A Time: Captain Nemo Is Sailing Into Storybrooke – The ABC fairy-tale drama is bringing Captain Nemo and his infamous submarine from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Storybrooke this season, with Faran Tahir playing the role. Pakistani-American actor Tahir has appeared in many television shows and films, including Elysium, Iron Man, Criminal Minds and most recently Supergirl, on which he played The Commander.
Marcia Clark and NBC Team Up for a Legal Drama – The former prosecutor of the famous 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial is adapting her fictional book Blood Defense for NBC. Blood Defense is right in Clark's wheelhouse, as it follows a female criminal defense attorney named Samantha Brinkman looking to make a name for herself with a splashy double-murder case in Hollywood.
Empire's First Glamorous Mariah Carey Footage is Here – Fox released a new trailer for Empire's third season which teases some major plot points... In the trailer, first posted by Entertainment Weekly, we see MiMi dolled up as a singer named Kitty who will work with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) on a new duet.
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