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‘Penny Dreadful’ John Logan Interview: Season 3, Vanessa & More

variety.com — At the end of the second season of " Penny Dreadful," the show's characters were scattered to the four winds, having vanquished one formidable foe but at great personal cost. In the May 1 third-season premiere of the Showtime drama, the Victorian characters at the heart of the drama began to take their first steps out of self-imposed isolation.

‘Outlander’ Season 2: Surprising Storytelling; How Claire Was Cast

‘Outlander’ Season 2: Surprising Storytelling; How Claire Was Cast
variety.com — The Starz drama "Outlander" has reinvented itself in its second season. Gone are the windswept Highlands of Scotland and the rough-hewn castles and cottages that Claire Randall Fraser and Jamie Fraser took refuge in during the show's 16-episode first season.

What Makes for a Good TV Dream Sequence?

What Makes for a Good TV Dream Sequence?
vulture.com — Dream sequences on television used to be cruder, often falling into the "It was all just a dream!" mode. But they've grown more sophisticated over the years, and this week on The Vulture TV Podcast , TV writers Maureen Ryan, Nichole Perkins, and Alan Sepinwall join Matt to discuss their favorite TV dreams. Highlights include: Frasier, "The Impossible Dream."

‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Alive-Dead Game Didn’t Help Show

‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Alive-Dead Game Didn’t Help Show
variety.com — Welcome to the club, Jon Snow and " Game of Thrones " - the club "Supernatural" has been running for years. I refer, of course, to the "we killed off one of our lead characters - but wait! No we didn't!" club (note to club secretary - we need to think of a better name).

'Game of Thrones' recap: A shocking return

'Game of Thrones' recap: A shocking return
torontosun.com — Report an error Related Stories Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you've seen "Game of Thrones" Season 6, Episode 2, titled "Home." Ser Davos Seaworth has always been a kind of audience surrogate on "Game of Thrones," and tonight, he spoke for many fans of the HBO drama.

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: ‘Home’ and the shock that broke the Internet

‘Houdini and Doyle’ try for that Mulder and Scully magic

‘Houdini and Doyle’ try for that Mulder and Scully magic
variety.com — On the broadcast networks, this time of year often takes on the trappings of a big garage sale. Sometimes you come across a real find in the jumble of mid-season debuts: Excellent shows like "Hannibal," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Wonder Years" all premiered in the months of March or April.

‘Scandal,’ More TV Shows Address Abortion Issue

‘Scandal,’ More TV Shows Address Abortion Issue
variety.com — TV loves to show characters hooking up. Steamy moments punctuate countless TV episodes, but the topics of contraception and abortion? Many shows would rather run for the hills than address them directly. This story first appeared in the April 26, 2016 issue of Variety.

“Black-ish” gets a visit from TV legend Norman Lear

“Black-ish” gets a visit from TV legend Norman Lear
variety.com — " Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has made no secret of his love for the work of TV legend Norman Lear. What's less well known is that Lear, 94, actually spent a day in the "Black-ish" writers room a few months ago. "It was surreal," Barris says of that day.

‘Jane the Virgin’: Why Jane Should Pick Rafael Over Michael

‘Jane the Virgin’: Why Jane Should Pick Rafael Over Michael
variety.com — Now that the wonderful second season of " Jane the Virgin " has entered the home stretch - the season finale arrives May 16 - I have a confession to make. I'm Team Rafael. I am sure a number of "Jane the Virgin" fans will have strong feelings about this.
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May 04, 2016

@LisaPatricio cool! I still haven't had a chance to see it.

May 04, 2016

@LisaMBeaudry oh I didn’t word my tweet very well. My bad, sorry

May 04, 2016

Read this great piece by @McTelevision on how Beyonce's #Lemonade takes aim at the Angry Black Woman stereotype vox.com/2016/5/4/11573…

May 04, 2016

My colleagues @Variety_Cynthia and @RatesRick break down what's working & what's not for each broadcast network httpvariety.com/2016/biz/news/…

May 04, 2016

My interview with #PennyDreadful creator about S2, S3, Patti LuPone & what's ahead for Vanessa & the gang https://variety.com/2016/tv/featur…n@SHO_Penny

May 04, 2016

RT @briancgrubb: Wrote about one of my favorite things on TV right now: Evil Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager uproxx.com/tv/the-night-m…

May 04, 2016

RT @tvoti: Chuffed we could publish this great @McTelevision piece on how Lemonade demolishes the Angry Black Woman stereotype. https://t.cvox.com/2016/5/4/11573…/DN1KYgKHV1


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