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  1. It's Primetime Emmy Awards Night!
  2. Looks like the YS folks are getting back to work, maybe?
  3. Congrats to Jim for his Gold Derby Award for "Limited/Movie Best Supporting Actor (Henry Wilson in Hollywood)" at the 17th Annual Gold Derby TV Awards honoring the best television that aired during the June 2019 through May 2020 season. Source
  4. From Broadway World The Groundlings Presents The Reality Of Non-Reality Tv With Mayim Bialik and Julian Gant In this special one-night-only event, Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) joins her new Call Me Kat (Fox) co-star and Groundlings Main Company member Julian Gant (Good Girls) to discuss tips and tricks for auditioning, booking, and working on sitcoms. The discussion will be moderated by Groundlings Main Company member Lisa Schurga, followed by a Q&A with virtual attendees. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Groundlings Theatre, the legendary, non-profit institution that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PT. The class will be conducted via Zoom. Enrollment is now open HERE. The event costs $15.00 and all proceeds will help support The Groundlings Theatre & School, which is a non-profit organization.
  5. Season Two of the Brit 'police procedural' anthology TV series "Criminal", stars Kit Harington, Sharon Horgan, Kunal Nayyar and Sophie Okonedo, streaming September 16, 2020 on Netflix. Criminal: UK' is set within the confines of a police interrogation room where London investigators engage in intense games of psychological cat-and-mouse with their suspects to find the answers they need to solve their case.
  6. Happy 34th birthday to Lauren Lapkus
  7. Happy 91st birthday to Bob Newhart
  8. Official trailer from Netflix...
  9. From Deadline Hollywood ‘Hollywood’s Jim Parsons On Portraying Sexual Predator In Life-Changing Project & The Need To Investigate All Kinds Of Human Behavior When Jim Parsons was approached for Netflix miniseries Hollywood, he jumped at the chance to play a complicated, real-life figure, unlike any he’d played before, whose experiences force us to reflect on the entertainment industry as it is today—and the extent to which it has or has not changed over the last 70+ years. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the drama follows a group of ambitious actors and filmmakers in Post-World War II Tinseltown, considering what might have happened, had inequality in entertainment been addressed decades ago. In the series, Parsons plays Henry Wilson, the talent agent who launched the careers of stars like Rock Hudson. Vicious, vulnerable, calculating and unpredictable, Wilson is a victim of his times, who ends up becoming a villain. A closeted homosexual tormented by the bigotry with which he’s faced, he resorts to the life of a sexual predator, before attempting to make amends for his misdeeds. From the perspective of the nine-time Emmy nominee, the character and the project in general were gifts that he never could have seen coming. “Without being too dramatic about it,” he says, “I felt at the time, and I still feel now that [they] changed me in some way.” Below, the actor reflects on his approach to playing Henry, navigating uncomfortable sex scenes, the need to closely examine all kinds of human behavior, and Hollywood, as he sees it..... <Q & A in the link>
  10. This topic is for discussion of the limited series "Hollywood", which is currently airing on Netflix. Jim portrays agent Henry Wilson and is an executive producer on the project. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Best Supporting Actor - Limited Series/Movie category for his performance in the series.
  11. From an interview Jim did with Deadline Hollywood dated 8/30/2020 DEADLINE: What’s next for you? As you mentioned, there’s The Boys in the Band, directed by your Hollywood co-star Joe Mantello… <snip> "I’m not involved as an actor on this, but as a producer, we’re working on the show Call Me Kat with Mayim Bialik over at Fox, and we have a table read for that tomorrow. I don’t know, schedule-wise, what [the coronavirus pandemic] means, but these things are going on."
  12. From The Hollywood Reporter 'Young Sheldon' Sets Rich Syndication Deal With ViacomCBS The Big Bang Theory continues to pay off for Warner Bros. TV. In a rich deal, the indie studio has inked a syndication deal with ViacomCBS for Big Bang spinoff prequel Young Sheldon. Under the multiple-year deal, the 1990s-set single-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre will join ViacomCBS-owned Nick at Nite's syndication lineup in November. The lucrative deal, financial terms of which were not immediately available, will see the first three seasons of the comedy about the younger version of Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper join Nick at Nite's evening block that also includes repeats of Friends, George Lopez and the Lorre-backed Mom. Season four, which is expected to air on CBS sometime in the fall (pending pandemic-related production delays), will join Nick at Nite in 2021. <full article in the link>
  13. vonmar

    Equal (Jim)

    From Variety ‘Equal’ First Look: See Anthony Rapp, Samira Wiley as LGBTQ Trailblazers in New HBO Max Docuseries HBO Max has announced the cast of “Equal,” the streamer’s upcoming four-part docuseries about the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Along with never-before-seen archival footage, Anthony Rapp, Samira Wiley, Sara Gilbert, Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Grey, Jamie Clayton and Shannon Purser are just some of the names who portray gay rights activists from the turn of the century to the 1970s following the Stonewall Riots. “Equal” will premiere in October in recognition of LGBTQ History Month. Produced by Scout Productions (“Queer Eye”), Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak’s That’s Wonderful Productions, the series is directed by Stephen Kijak (“Sid & Judy”) and trans director Kimberly Reed (“Prodigal Sons”). <full article in the link>
  14. Same pictures but Jim's words....
  15. From The Wrap (Emmy Hot List Issue) How ‘Hollywood’ Star Jim Parsons Tried to Find the Heart of a ‘Despicable Character’ TheWrap Emmy magazine: “The job as an actor is to see the most seemingly despicable characters as the humans they are,” says the actor who played talent agent Henry Willson in Ryan Murphy’s miniseries. When Jim Parsons was first offered the role of talent agent Henry Willson in Ryan Murphy’s limited series “Hollywood,” he was in what he figured would be a slow, contemplative stretch in his career. “I kind of had been preparing myself for the vast desert of ‘What’s next?’ that I knew was going to come after ‘The Big Bang Theory’ ended,” he said. “And I kind of looked forward to wandering around and figuring out more precisely, ‘What do you want?'” But during the shooting of the upcoming, Murphy-produced and Joe Mantello-directed Netflix adaptation of the Broadway play “The Boys in the Band,” Murphy derailed Parsons’ plans for some time off by pitching him on “Hollywood.” The miniseries, which was nominated for a dozen Emmys, blends real movie-business figures from the 1940s with fictional characters to tell an alternative history in which Golden Age studios make huge strides toward tolerance and inclusion. <full article in the link>
  16. From TV Line DC FanDome Schedule: Your Guide to the Virtual Fan Event's 15+ TV Panels As the DC FanDome fan event draws closer, it is time to form your virtual attack plan. To that end, TVLine has compiled a handy overview of the TV-centric panels to be streamed. Launching Saturday, Aug. 22 at 1 pm ET and accessible around the world for 24 hours (at DCFanDome.com), DC FanDome is described as “an unprecedented 24-hour, truly immersive, global virtual fan experience” that will deliver content reveals, announcements and the opportunity to hear from the casts and creators of the following TV series (as well as several movies, including Aquaman, The Batman, Black Adam, Shazam!, Justice League: The SnyderCut, The Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman 1984). Upon signing up for DC FanDome entry, you now can view the complete lineup of prerecorded panel Q&As, workshops and such — spread across a half-dozen hubs, such as Hall of Heroes, WatchVerse and the youth-oriented KidsVerse — and using the “+” button to the right, add favorites to your personal schedule. Since panels must be watched at the designated start times, “encore” presentations are noted in the event you run into conflicts. ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN (and subject to change), though the DC FanDome schedule page can be customized for any time zone or language. Harley Quinn Saturday at 11:15 pm | Voice cast members Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Ron Funches, Matt Oberg and Alan Tudyk, executive producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey, and supervising producer Jennifer Coyle break down “the most [email protected]#king outrageous moments of the show.” (20 minutes; encore Sunday 9:45 am)
  17. Seth's website is now showing Jim Belushi as tonight's guest instead of Jim Parsons, so it doesn't look like Jim is on Late Night tonight.
  18. What a terrific interview...they went really deep during some parts.
  19. Happy 71st Birthday to Keith Carradine...
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