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Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, who started as an actor and went on to become a prolific TV director throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, died Nov. 19 in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 86.

Baldwin won a Primetime Emmy Award for directing “The Wonder Years” and a Cable Ace Award for “Dream On.”

Born in Winnetka, Ill., he was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout in his senior year at Stanford. He became one of Paramount’s “Golden Circle of Newcomers” and appeared in films including “Stalag 17,” “Little Boy Lost” and Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”

He served three years in the Navy and returned to Paramount, where he appeared in “The Tin Star” and “Teacher’s Pet” with Clark Gable and Doris Day.

After touring with Julie Harris in “The Warm Peninsula” play, Baldwin moved to Italy, where he appeared in films by Robert Rossellini, Dino Risi and Francesco Rosi. There he started
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Peter Baldwin, Emmy-Winning ‘The Wonder Years’ Director, Dies at 86

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Peter Baldwin, Emmy-Winning ‘The Wonder Years’ Director, Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, the Emmy-winning television director whose many credits include “The Wonder Years,” “The Brady Bunch” and “Sanford and Son,” has died. He was 86. Baldwin passed away on Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California. He is survived by his son Drew, the CEO of Tubefilter and executive producer of the Streamy awards; as well as his wife Terry, two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also Read: David Cassidy's Last Words Will Break Your Heart As a director, Baldwin has more than a hundred credits on various TV shows, including “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Partridge Family,
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Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years, has died. He was 86.

Baldwin died Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California, his son, Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator and executive producer of the Streamy Awards, announced.

A former actor and contract player at Paramount Pictures, Baldwin cut his teeth behind the camera in Italy when he served as an assistant director under the legendary Vittorio De Sica on Woman Times Seven (1967)...
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Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years, has died. He was 86.

Baldwin died Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California, his son, Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator and executive producer of the Streamy Awards, announced.

A former actor and contract player at Paramount Pictures, Baldwin cut his teeth behind the camera in Italy when he served as an assistant director under the legendary Vittorio De Sica on Woman Times Seven (1967)...
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Young Sheldon Season 1 Episode 2 Review – ‘Rockets, Communists and the Dewey Decimal System’

Martin Carr reviews the second episode of Young Sheldon

At just over twenty minutes the makers of Young Sheldon are vastly underestimating the attention span of their audience. This window into the formative years of a Big Bang alumni is engaging, strangely nostalgic and anchored by an understated performance from Iain Armitage. Ably supported by Zoe Perry and Lance Barber it allows events to develop naturally, using voice over, observational humour and measured delivery.

Key to the primary success of this pint-sized episode two relies upon being concise. You are never asked to digest too much information and in fact are given virtually nothing. In return these showrunners allow us to sit back and observe from a distance as Sheldon negotiates high school. Armitage conveys the adult trapped in a pre-pubescent body with subtlety without falling back on any obvious acting tricks. If anything his role is based around the
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Young Sheldon Season 1 Episode 1 Review

Martin Carr reviews the premiere episode of Young Sheldon

Anyone old enough to remember The Wonder Years will feel a pang of nostalgia having finished the Young Sheldon pilot. Narrated by Jim Parsons this coming of age prequel was always going to live or die on that key casting call and thankfully Iain Armitage gets it spot on. Intellectual without sounding arrogant, blissfully unaware without being condescending and more importantly instantly watchable.

His family from twin sister Missy through to older brother Georgie are also pitch perfect within ten minutes making the whole pilot enjoyable. There are familiar faces from the original Big Bang and enough throwbacks to Sheldon specific quirks to make you smile. However what became apparent very quickly is that this is no laugh out loud comedy. This is an origin story to test the water, hence its truncated running time of twenty minutes and economic set up.
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‘The Princess Bride’ Turns 30: Rob Reiner, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal Dish About Making the Cult Classic

‘The Princess Bride’ Turns 30: Rob Reiner, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal Dish About Making the Cult Classic
It’s no secret “The Princess Bride” was not a box office success when it opened in 1987. And it’s also no secret that thanks to home video, cable, DVD, and now Blu-ray, the charmingly funny fractured fairy tale directed by Rob Reiner and adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel, has become part of the cultural landscape.

Stars Chris Sarandon, Cary Elwes, and Wallace Shawn once did a Q&A after a screening for an audience of 5,000 people. Rabid fans approached the stars reciting their lines — especially Mandy Patinkin’s “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” and Shawn’s “Inconceivable.” Even Ted Cruz reenacted the hilarious scene featuring Billy Crystal as Miracle Max and Carol Kane as his wife Valerie during the 2016 presidential campaign.

But did you know the film once saved a woman’s life?

“Honestly, I’m not making this up,” said Reiner.
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Time to Binge 30 Rock, Because It's Disappearing From Netflix in October

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Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Though the streaming giant is bestowing upon us a ton of exciting new titles in October (Miss Congeniality! Stranger Things season two!), that also means it has to get rid of a bunch of existing programs to make way. Unfortunately, that means everything from 30 Rock and One Tree Hill to Titanic and The Shining are bidding us all adieu. RelatedHow I Met Your Mother and 30 Rock Are Leaving Netflix Because 2017 Is Total Trash Oct. 1 30 Rock, seasons one-seven A Love in Times of Selfies Across the Universe Barton Fink Bella Big Daddy Carousel Cradle 2 the Grave Crafting a Nation Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Daddy's Little Girls Dark Was the Night David Attenborough's Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates, season one Day of the Kamikaze Death Beach Dowry Law Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Friday Night Lights, seasons one-five Happy Feet Heaven Knows,
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“Transparent” Gets a New Showrunner for Season 5

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Transparent” creator Jill Soloway is stepping down as showrunner of the critically acclaimed Amazon series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming fifth season of the family dramedy will see Soloway be succeeded by Jill Gordon, whose credits include “Cupid,” “My So-Called Life,” and “The Wonder Years.”

The first season of “Transparent” kicked off with Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) coming out as transgender to her ex-wife and children. The premise was inspired by Soloway’s own family. The fourth season of the series, set to bow September 22, sees the Pfeffermans traveling to Israel together, or as Sarah (Amy Landecker) calls it, “Orthodox Jewish Disneyland.”

Soloway’s presence will still be felt in Season 5— she’ll continue to write, direct, and exec produce the Emmy-winning series about the La-based Pfefferman family.

The “Afternoon Delight” writer-director is an exec producer on Amazon’s “I Love Dick,” a comedy about a wife and husband who become infatuated with a male professor. The fate of the series is unknown — the streamer hasn’t confirmed a second season yet. She’s also an exec producer on Angela Robinson’s “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” an unconventional love story about the trio behind the creation of “Wonder Woman” that’s currently screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Gordon most recently created and wrote for “Heartbeat,” an NBC medical drama about a heart transplant surgeon.

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‘Transparent': Jill Gordon to Replace Jill Soloway as Showrunner

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‘Transparent': Jill Gordon to Replace Jill Soloway as Showrunner
Jill Soloway is stepping down from day-to-day showrunner duties on their flagship show “Transparent” over at Amazon. Jill Gordon has joined the show as the new showrunner and executive producer, a source close to the production confirmed to TheWrap. Gordon most recently created and executive produced the NBC medical drama “Heartbeat,” starring Melissa George as a heart transplant surgeon. Her other credits include “90210” and “Cupid,” but most famously as a producer on three iconic shows: “My So-Called Life,” “The Wonder Years” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” Also Read: 'Transparent' Star Kathryn Hahn on Show's Comedy-Series Emmy Snub: 'For Sure' a Surprise Soloway will.
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‘Transparent’ Adds Jill Gordon as Showrunner for Season 5

‘Transparent’ Adds Jill Gordon as Showrunner for Season 5
Jill Gordon has joined the acclaimed Amazon dramedy “Transparent” as showrunner, Variety has confirmed.

Gordon will take over as showrunner and executive producer on Season 5 of the series, which is set to debut in 2018. Season 4 will debut later this month on Amazon. Most recently, Gordon created the NBC drama series “Heartbeat.” In addition, she has worked as a writer and producer on shows like “90210,” “The Wonder Years,” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” She is repped by CAA.

Gordon takes over the day-to-day duties on the show from series creator Jill Soloway, who recently extended her overall deal with the streaming service for an additional three years. In addition to “Transparent,” Soloway recently debuted the comedy series “I Love Dick” on Amazon, which stars Katherine Hahn and Kevin Bacon. Hahn also appears on “Transparent” as Raquel Fein.

Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor has twice won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and
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'21 Jump Street' Writer Says He Was Defrauded by Unlicensed Lawyer

'21 Jump Street' Writer Says He Was Defrauded by Unlicensed Lawyer
Michael Bacall has thrown a fraud lawsuit at his former attorney and alleges that Jeffrey Shumway is no longer legally entitled to practice law and that a fee agreement must be voided.

Bacall, whose screenplays include 21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Project X, is suing in Los Angeles Superior Court. According to the complaint filed on Monday, Shumway has acted as Bacall's attorney since 1989 when Bacall was a child actor. The plaintiff had small roles on Small Wonder; Mr. Belvedere; Punky Brewster; Doogie Howser, M.D.; and The Wonder Years.

In the decades since, Bacall has...
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Lifetime Sets Holiday Movie With Tatyana Ali, Mindy Sterling

Lifetime has greenlit holiday movie Secret Santa (working title), with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alumna Tatyana Ali, Emmy nominee Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) and Brendan Fehr (Guardians of the Galaxy). The two-hour original movie is currently shooting in Salt Lake City, Utah for premiere this winter. The logline: Christmas is Hillary Nash’s (Ali) least favorite time of year. As the Senior Financial Analyst at the upscale Hudson Valley…
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Solar Eclipse 2017: Best Episodes to Watch From Tvd, Mad Men and More

Solar Eclipse 2017: Best Episodes to Watch From Tvd, Mad Men and More
On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass between our planet* and the sun, creating a total solar eclipse — and if you think we can’t find a way to relate that to television, you’re obviously a new TVLine reader. (Welcome, by the way.)

In truth, the whole “solar eclipse” thing is old hat for the small screen; some of our favorite shows have built memorable episodes around the astronomical phenomenon — and you don’t need any special glasses to watch ’em.

From classic series like The Simpsons and The Wonder Years to more current favorites like The Vampire Diaries and The Strain,
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Critics Reveal the TV Character They First Identified With — IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: When was the first time you saw a TV character that you felt represented you or your experience? Who was it? How did you feel? (This is jumping on the #FirstTimeISawMe hashtag about representation.)

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

This is a tough question, because I don’t think I’ve seen a character like me yet on television (black comics nerd who loves playing drums, has a thirst for pop culture, spent his teens grooving to Frank Zappa and Parliament/Funkadelic and has a passion for racial issues and opposing stereotypes in media. Nope, haven’t seen that character yet). But the first time I saw
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Critics Reveal the TV Character They First Identified With — IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: When was the first time you saw a TV character that you felt represented you or your experience? Who was it? How did you feel? (This is jumping on the #FirstTimeISawMe hashtag about representation.)

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

This is a tough question, because I don’t think I’ve seen a character like me yet on television (black comics nerd who loves playing drums, has a thirst for pop culture, spent his teens grooving to Frank Zappa and Parliament/Funkadelic and has a passion for racial issues and opposing stereotypes in media. Nope, haven’t seen that character yet). But the first time I saw
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'Wonder Years' Becomes Really Creepy Without the Narrator and Some Added Synthesizers

'Wonder Years' Becomes Really Creepy Without the Narrator and Some Added Synthesizers
Kevin Arnold is a scary kid — or at least he can sure be made to look sinister.

Recently, TV writer and producer Jon Friedman had some fun with an old Wonder Years clip where he removed the voice of Daniel Stern narrating and added in some synthesizer playing chords that are horror film-esque.

The result is the Fred Savage character from the classic ABC comedy-drama comes off as a scary little guy when he is questioned by his mother and school principal.

The clip, which has more than 7,500 retweets and about 16,000 likes, works so well because kids in horror films always...
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Competition: Win ‘Do You Believe?’ on DVD

To celebrate the release of Do You Believe? – on digital and DVD 4th September – we are giving away a DVD courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. An A-list cast team up with the makers of the hit film God’s Not Dead for a multi-layered examination of faith and redemption in the modern world.

The writer and director of the hit film God’s Not Dead (which grossed over $60million) have come up with another fresh and bold examination of faith in the modern world in Do You Believe?, featuring an outstanding, all-star cast including Sean Astin, Mira Sorvino, Delroy Lindo, Brian Bosworth, Cybill Shepherd and even The Fall Guy and The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors.

Starring the brilliant, and underrated, Ted McGinley, as the conflicted pastor who sets the multi-layered story into motion, this is a bold and moving film, reminiscent of the classics Crash and Short Cuts,
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Exclusive: Bobby Moynihan and Wife Brynn Welcome Baby Girl

Exclusive: Bobby Moynihan and Wife Brynn Welcome Baby Girl
Congrats, Bobby Moynihan and Brynn O’Malley!

The Saturday Night Live alum and his wife welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. The 40-year-old comedian confirmed the news to Et's Leanne Aguilera during the summer Television Critics Association CBS press tour part of the day in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday.

Related: Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Share Sweet Goodbyes to 'SNL' After Their Final Episode

"It's life, man. It's life. Crazy," Moynihan replied when asked how he's surviving life as a new father.

So has he gotten any advice about being a new parent from his new Me, Myself and I co-star, Jaleel White?

"I get fatherly tips from everyone, I look for that," he told Et. "But yeah, he's -- I'm not a big Instagram or Twitter guy, I'm not -- But, I follow him on Instagram and he's the best father in the world, to me. He's
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How the ‘Big Bang Theory’ Prequel ‘Young Sheldon’ is Like ‘The Wonder Years’ [TCA 2017]

How the ‘Big Bang Theory’ Prequel ‘Young Sheldon’ is Like ‘The Wonder Years’ [TCA 2017]
CBS presented a panel on their Big Bang Theory prequel, Young Sheldon, to the Television Critics Association today. Iain Armitage plays Sheldon Cooper at age nine in the year 1989, with Jim Parsons providing voiceover. It is creator Chuck Lorre’s first show that is not filmed in front of a studio audience, and speaking about […]

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