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Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor on Becoming Maura Pfefferman: "She Was Very Real to Me"

Jeffrey Tambor

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.

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Is Amazon's New Series Transparent the Next Orange Is the New Black?

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 HoffmannAmy Landecker and Jay Duplass) that she's going to start living openly as a woman. read more

7 Reasons Why Netflix's BoJack Horseman Is the Funniest Show of the Fall

BoJack Horseman

Netflix has done it again.

While the Broadcast Sitcom Assembly Line has generated shows ranging from the lukewarm (A to Z) to the downright languid (Mulaney), Netflix has trotted out (heh) BoJack Horseman, the rare show whose execution lives up to its ambition.

In this fall's stale comedy landscape, BoJack is like a breath of fresh air — and it's clear that Netflix has faith in its latest project, which was renewed four days after it premiered last month. The cartoon's just-go-with-it premise follows the title character (voiced by Will Arnett), a washed-up former equine star of the '90s hit sitcom "Horsin' Around" who's trying to write his memoir. The show really finds its footing by Episode 3, which skewers ...
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Will Arnett Says Arrested Development Season 5 Is "Going to Happen"

Will Arnett

Fans thankfully haven't seen the last of the Bluths yet.

Days after Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said he was "positive" that Arrested Development would return and that a fifth season was... read more

Emmy Watch: Canceled Shows Still Have Their Eye on the Prize

Community

With executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna back at the helm, critics and fans agreed that Community regained its mojo this past season. Considering the major arc for star Joel McHale, big guest turns by stars like Jonathan Banks and John Oliver, and an emotional farewell to star Donald Glover, it's reasonable to expect the show to be an Emmy contender in several key comedy categories, including Outstanding Writing.

There's just one pesky problem... read more

Mitch Hurwitz Signs Deal to Create New Series for Netflix

Mitch Hurwitz

Mitch Hurwitz has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, Deadline.com reports.

As part of his deal... read more

Ask Matt: Mother Finale, More Good Wife Reaction, Americans, NCIS

Josh Radnor, Cristin Milioti

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I imagine you must be getting flooded with questions and/or ranting about the finale of How I Met Your Mother. I was among those who left the finale feeling incredibly sad, not what I expect from a show that's kept me laughing (and sometimes crying) for the last nine years, even when others were saying that the quality had declined. The thing is, when looked at objectively, I don't even have a major problem (Major Problem!) with the content of the finale. Yes, people get divorced and people die. People get remarried after both, and I've known several people in my own life who have reconnected with an old girlfriend or high-school sweetheart after the death of a spouse. It doesn't invalidate the marriage or even lessen the feelings of loss. The finale itself had great moments: the high-infinity, Marshall's "positive talk" about his corporate job, Judge Fudge, the mother's Gore/Lieberman costume, robots versus wrestlers, etc. Seeing Barney with a child was wonderful, although I did think he had grown more than immediately going back to his old ways after his divorce. And the scene on the platform was near perfection as they wove in how their almost-shared history was influencing their connection, making the whole nine-year story relevant to how he'd actually met the mother. (By the way, one more TM would be the name we've known Tracy by: The Mother.)

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ATX TV Festival to Award Henry Winkler, Adds Orphan Black and More

Henry Winkler

The ATX Television Festival has announced its Year 3 lineup, including its first Achievement in Television Excellence Award, which will be presented to Henry Winkler.

Winkler, whose career spans from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Happy Days to recent roles on Royal Pains and Arrested Development, will receive the award during the festival weekend with a ceremony and a Q&A.  

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About a Boy: Should Fiona and Will Ever Get Together?

Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, David Walton

Will they or won't they? It's an age-old question that has become synonymous with equally lovable and frustrating TV duos like David and Maddie, Sam and Diane, and Ross and Rachel. Will About a Boy's Will and Fiona soon join the ranks?

"Everybody I talk to just on the street ... is like, 'When are you getting together? I'm like, 'Sorry, dude," star David Walton told reporters at a recent screening. "It... read more

HBO Eyes Resurrection of Lisa Kudrow's The Comeback

Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow's The Comeback might make a ... comeback.

HBO is reportedly in discussions with series creators Michael Patrick King and Kudrow about resurrecting the comedy for a second season... read more

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Premiered: November 02, 2003, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A young man leads his oddball family and their real-estate-development business following a securities-fraud fiasco that put the father in jail. This is an arrestingly sophisticated and sardonic sitcom, with deliciously deadpan narration and stylish flashbacks, about mostly self-absorbed characters at odds with one another and the world at large.

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