Jeffrey Tambor, Uzo Aduba
The Screen Actors Guild joined the Clone Club after Wednesday's nominations, but freshmen were unfortunately not invited. Check out our SAG Awards surprises and snubs, and then tell us yours.
Modern Family, Tatiana Maslany lead SAG nominations
Tatiana Maslany: It finally happened. The Orphan Black star at long last received a nomination from her peers — ironically from the most predictable and typically stale group first. Lest we forget, these ...
Laura Jane Grace, Jeffrey Tambor
As methods of consuming TV shows become less conventional, so do the stories depicted on them.
Already, such platforms as Amazon and Netflix have championed shows that feature transgender characters prominently, and on Friday, AOL Originals will unveil the first four episodes of its new original seriesTrue Trans. The documentary-style show chronicles the transition ofLaura Jane Grace, the 33-year-old singer of punk group Against Me!, and also features sit-down interviews with other people about their individual journeys through gender identity. The episodes, which run about 10 minutes in length, will each focus on a theme such as self-realization and coming out.
Amazon has ordered a second season of its original series Transparent, the company announced Thursday.
According to Amazon, the show has broken its Prime Instant Video viewing record and is the most binge-watched TV series on Prime Instant Video with nearly 80 percent of all viewers binging on two or more episodes of the series in the same day.
Jeffrey Tambor has had plenty of experience playing a member of a fictional dysfunctional family (see: Arrested Development), but he's never tackled anyone quite like Maura Pfefferman, the transgender character he plays on Amazon's new series Transparent.
Mort Pfefferman's entire life has been an identity crisis. A divorced dad of three grown, though not always grown-up, children, melancholy Mort is truly at ease only when in the heretofore secret guise of his feminine alter ego, Maura. In a flashback from 20 years earlier, Maura laments, "No one's ever seen me except me" — a situation that's about to change as the funky younger Pfeffermans slowly get to know the truth about their trans parent in Amazon's Transparent (get it?), creator Jill Soloway's deeply felt, intensely human comedy. This series (available on Amazon Instant Prime starting Friday) should do for Amazon, reputation-wise, what House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black achieved for Netflix. It's at least their equal, with the feel and tone of...
Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffman
Transparent, the new original series from Amazon Studios, is groundbreaking television in every sense of the word. The show follows the Pfefferman family of Los Angeles, anchored by a remarkable performance by Jeffrey Tambor as Maura.
When we first meet Maura, she's Mort, struggling with how to tell her children (played by Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass) that she's going to start living openly as a woman.
Amazon has unveiled its latest slate of original pilots — and, per usual, will let fan votes determine which ones get full series orders.
The five shows in Amazon's third pilot offering include three half-hour comedies — Red Oaks,The Cosmopolitans and Really — as well as two dramas, Hand of God and Hysteria. Viewers can watch the shows here, and rate/comment on them.
Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor
The highly-anticipated comedy Transparent will premiere on Amazon on Sept. 26, the streaming service announced Wednesday.
Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway
Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Kiss: After Adam's laser-tag-turned-make-out birthday party on The Goldbergs goes awry, it seems like he won't get his first kiss after all. But when Adam ends up throwing the original laser tag party he wanted, and that brings Dana in the line of (laser) fire, he valiantly dives in front to save her. How does she thank him? With a kiss! Awww...
[WARNING: This story contains spoilers from Friday's series finale of Raising Hope. Read at your own risk.]
Raising Hope ended its run on Friday the way the Fox family comedy spent most of its four years on the air: in an offbeat, but heartwarming way.
After first popping up in...