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Wrecked: Season Two Ratings

If Lost and Gilligan's Island had a baby, it might well be Wrecked. The first season of this comedy TV show did well enough to score a second season renewal. Can this TBS sitcom repeat the magic and maybe even build its audience? Will Wrecked be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A single-camera comedy, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they face many threats — mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without modern comforts. Read
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Wrecked: Season Two Ratings

If Lost and Gilligan's Island had a baby, it might well be Wrecked. The first season of this comedy TV show did well enough to score a second season renewal. Can this TBS sitcom repeat the magic and maybe even build its audience? Will Wrecked be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A single-camera comedy, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they face many threats — mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without modern comforts. Read
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Why Adam West Was the One and Only Batman

Why Adam West Was the One and Only Batman
What's this? Could this be the end for Batman? Rest in peace, Adam West, the one and only Caped Crusader who truly defined the role. There have been so many incarnations of Batman over the years – on the page and on the screen – but Adam West was the one flesh-and-blood actor who ever did justice to the cape, on the Sixties TV series Batman.

West, who died of leukemia Friday at the age of 88, brought deadpan humor and old-school gallantry to the role, week after week; same Bat Time, same Bat Channel.
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“The Gilligan Manifesto” Up For Grabs At 2016 Afm

Writer-director Cevin Soling's highly anticipated documentary, The Gilligan Manifesto, is among Showcase Entertainment's newest documentaries on the roster at this year's Afm. Just one year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, radio and television writer Sherwood Schwartz began filming his comedy classic Gilligan's Island, which depicts seven Americans shipwrecked on a deserted island. Soling’s film reveals that this seemingly innocuous sitcom was actually an analogue for a post-apocalyptic world where survivors had to rebuild civilization as this was a major concern during the Cold War where many families had fallout shelters in their homes. What is even more shocking is that the society the castaways create is founded on Marxist Communism. Soling’s revelation was published in the prestigious academic journal, Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture....

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Was "Gilligans Island" an ode to Karl Marx and Communism?

Writer-Director Cevin Soling’s highly anticipated documentary, The Gilligan Manifesto, will be the Saturday night presentation at the La Femme International Film Festival on Oct. 22 at 6 pm at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater Venue 2 in Beverly Hills. Just one year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, radio and television writer Sherwood Schwartz began filming his comedy classic Gilligan's Island, which depicts seven Americans shipwrecked on a deserted island. Soling’s film reveals that this seemingly innocuous sitcom was actually an analogue for a post-apocalyptic world where survivors had to rebuild civilization as this was a major concern during the Cold War where many families had fallout shelters in their homes. What is even more shocking is that the society the castaways create is founded on Marxist...

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Mary Ann and the Professor? Dawn Wells Gushes About Her Gilligan's Island Crush

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Mary Ann and the Professor? Dawn Wells Gushes About Her Gilligan's Island Crush
What started as a three-hour tour turned into a story of love that might have been. Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, revealed in the upcoming episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? that she had a crush on Russell Johnson - The Professor - in real life. "I think if either one of us had been single or both of us had been single, there would've been some chemistry," she says in an exclusive sneak peek at Saturday's episode. "He had the best sense of humor, he was the funniest. And he was a hunk."The
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The New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine Crossover Is The TV Event We Never Knew We Needed

The New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine Crossover Is The TV Event We Never Knew We Needed
Crossover alert! Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl are colliding this October when Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and co. head to the Big Apple. "The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it," Elizabeth Meriwether, creator and executive producer of New Girl, said in a statement. "Maybe you remember 'Blackout Thursday' on NBC, or even further back the infamous Alf/Gilligan's Island crossover of the late 1980s. New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will proudly and humbly go where few shows have gone since the 1990s. We know we have big shoes to fill, and we look forward to disappointing everyone. There's a 50 percent chance Alf will also...
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Dark Matter: The Seven Characters as Gilligan's Island Castaways?

Who's Gilligan? Who's The Skipper? This week, Syfy released a new video featuring the cast of Dark Matter discussing their Gilligan's Island counterparts.

Dark Matter follows the crew of the Raza spaceship as they unlock the mystery of their forgotten identities. The series stars Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer.

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Wrecked: TBS Promos Upcoming Comedy Series

If Lost and Gilligan's Island had a baby, it could be Wrecked. Watch "Mayhem," a trailer for the Wrecked TV series on TBS, premiering Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 10:00pm. The new ensemble comedy comes from executive producers and writers Justin Shipley and Jordan Shipley and producer Jesse Hara.

The cast of Wrecked includes: Zach Cregger, Rhys Darby, Jessica Lowe, Asif Ali, Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brooke Dillman, Ginger Gonzaga, and Brian Sacca.

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Anastasia

That scarlet woman Ingrid is back from exile, and hypocritical Hollywood is not complaining -- Anatole Litvak and Arthur Laurents make an intriguing romantic-psychological mystery of a bogus Romanoff Duchess who surfaces in 1928 Paris to claim the crown fortune. Good roles for Yul Brynner and Helen Hayes as well. It's a strange intersection of scandal, history and swindlers that may have found the real item... and maybe not. Anastasia Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 105 min. / Ship Date March 15, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt, Felix Aylmer, Sacha Pitoeff, Ivan Desny, Natalie Schafer, Karel Stepanek Cinematography Jack Hildyard Art Direction Andrej Andrejew, Bill Andrews Film Editor Bert Bates Original Music Alfred Newman Written by Arthur Laurents from a play by Marcelle Maurette Produced by Buddy Adler Directed by Anatole Litvak

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The cleverly written and
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Review: How long can the nightmarish vacation of Amazon's 'Mad Dogs' last?

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Review: How long can the nightmarish vacation of Amazon's 'Mad Dogs' last?
(This post has no significant spoilers for "Mad Dogs," even though it's informed by a viewing of the entire first season. The comments section is a place where it's okay to discuss the full plot if you've finished it, but I'll be doing a separate post on Monday touching on a few developments from later in the season.) Late in the first episode of Amazon's newest original series "Mad Dogs," the show's four main characters — played by Romany Malco, Michael Imperioli, Steve Zahn, and Ben Chaplin — witness an act of violence. By the standards of modern TV drama, what they see isn't particularly extreme. But they're not watching it on TV, nor are they the sorts of jaded tough guys who populate the shows where this kind of thing might happen. They're just ordinary middle-aged guys on a vacation gone tragically awry, and as they consider the blood in front of them,
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Project Runway Junior: Contestant Hasn't Heard of Gilligan's Island

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Lifetime's new, competitive reality series, Project Runway Junior, features young designers, between the ages of 13 and 17. Young is the context, the watchword, and not how this story makes a body feel.

Entertainment Weekly reports that when Tim Gunn said her work-in-progress was looking, "A little Gilligan's Island," Ysabel, a 17 year old designer from California, laughed it off. In a later interview, the girl then confesses, "I really don't know what Gilligan's Island is. Maybe a classy, chic island. You never know." Probably not, dear.

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Remembering Actress Gray: Underappreciated Film Noir Heroine

Coleen Gray actress ca. 1950. Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing and – as far as B horror movie aficionados are concerned – for playing the title role in The Leech Woman, died at age 92 in Aug. 2015. This two-part article, which focuses on Gray's film career, is a revised and expanded version of the original post published at the time of her death. Born Doris Bernice Jensen on Oct. 23, 1922, in Staplehurst, Nebraska, at a young age she moved with her parents, strict Lutheran Danish farmers, to Minnesota. After getting a degree from St. Paul's Hamline University, she relocated to Southern California to be with her then fiancé, an army private. At first, she eked out a living as a waitress at a La Jolla hotel
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Remembering Actress Gray: Underappreciated Film Noir Heroine

Coleen Gray actress ca. 1950. Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing and – as far as B horror movie aficionados are concerned – for playing the title role in The Leech Woman, died at age 92 in Aug. 2015. This two-part article, which focuses on Gray's film career, is a revised and expanded version of the original post published at the time of her death. Born Doris Bernice Jensen on Oct. 23, 1922, in Staplehurst, Nebraska, at a young age she moved with her parents, strict Lutheran Danish farmers, to Minnesota. After getting a degree from St. Paul's Hamline University, she relocated to Southern California to be with her then fiancé, an army private. At first, she eked out a living as a waitress at a La Jolla hotel
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

Should I Watch Fear the Walking Dead If I Gave Up on The Walking Dead? Your Pressing TV Questions, Answered

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Should I Watch Fear the Walking Dead If I Gave Up on The Walking Dead? Your Pressing TV Questions, Answered
Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers whatever TV questions are weighing on your heart. Well, your TV heart, anyway. To submit your own questions, you can email staytuned@nymag.com, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. With all the new promos for Fear the Walking Dead, would you suggest just jumping back onto the zombie-bashing wagon with the L.A.-based project that looks like it deals with the urgency of a societal collapse better than Twd-prime (or, for that matter, The Strain, but that's a completely different story) ever did? I'm still kind of burned from the Gilligan's Island–ing of the original that I'm scared that I'll be trapped in another bummer zombie show. —RupertNope, I did not care for Fear the Walking Dead one bit. I wanted to love it, because I think Twd has
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"Ally McBeal," "Wonder Years" & "Freaks and Geeks" Casts All Reunited at TV Land Awards

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It was reunion night in Hollywood on Saturday, as the casts of some truly beloved TV series got together for the first time in ages at the TV Land Awards. Picking up the Groundbreaking Award at this weekend's event was the cast of "Ally McBeal," Calista Flockhart stepping out for a rare public event to share the stage with her costars 13 years after the Fox series went off the air. While we'll have to wait for the special to air on April 18th, Flockhart told the audience, "What I remember the most are the friendships, truly." Flockhart was joined at the event by Gil Bellows, Greg German, Lisa Nicole Carson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, series director David E. Kelley, Peter MacNicol and writer Bill D'Elia. They all look great, don't they?! That wasn't the only reunion of the evening though. The stars of "The Wonder Years" were also on hand to accept the Impact Award,
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Lost in Space Complete TV Series 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Release Details

In the 1960s, CBS invited viewers to get shipwrecked on Gilligan's Island and get stranded amongst the far reaches of the stars in Lost in Space. Viewers who fell in love with the latter might know that the 50th anniversary of the show's premiere episode takes place this fall, and to celebrate the occassion, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is giving fans the ultimate gift: the complete series of Lost in Space on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray.com reports that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release all episodes of Lost in Space on Blu-ray on September 15th—exactly 50 years after the show debuted in 1965. The Blu-ray collection boasts a remastered transfer of the original 35mm film elements and includes over six hours of special features (the cover art has not yet been revealed):

"Synopsis: Follow the heart-racing, cliff-hanging adventures of John Robinson and his family aboard the Jupiter 2, along with
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What We're Reading This Weekend: Celebrity Nonfiction

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Celebrity Nonfiction
When it comes to being a Hollywood insider, no one's better suited for the role than celebrities themselves. With their firsthand tales of high-profile relationships, business dealings and on- and off-screen shenanigans (like those from this week's cover interview with the cast of The Big Bang Theory), stars, and those they keep close, know what really goes down in Tinseltown. This week, our staff's reading nonfiction on real Hollywood stories, by and about the stars themselves. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Gillian Telling, Staff Writer Her Pick: I Don't Know What
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What We're Reading This Weekend: Celebrity Nonfiction

  • PEOPLE.com
What We're Reading This Weekend: Celebrity Nonfiction
When it comes to being a Hollywood insider, no one's better suited for the role than celebrities themselves. With their firsthand tales of high-profile relationships, business dealings and on- and off-screen shenanigans (like those from this week's cover interview with the cast of The Big Bang Theory), stars, and those they keep close, know what really goes down in Tinseltown. This week, our staff's reading nonfiction on real Hollywood stories, by and about the stars themselves. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Gillian Telling, Staff Writer Her Pick: I Don't Know What
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Tarzan actor Denny Miller dies, aged 80

Tarzan actor Denny Miller dies, aged 80
Tarzan, the Ape Man star Denny Miller has died, aged 80.

Miller passed away in Las Vegas on Wednesday (September 10) after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, his agent told The Hollywood Reporter.

He famously played the iconic jungle warrior Tarzan in a 1959 remake of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan, the Ape Man.

The actor later starred as Duke Shannon in the classic television series Wagon Train from 1961 to 1964.

Miller also had memorable television guest appearances in Have Gun, Will Travel, Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch.

He appeared for more than a decade in Gorton's seafood commercials as the yellow-jacketed Gorton's Fisherman as well.

Miller spent his later years in Las Vegas with his second wife Nancy.
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