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Mark Frost on ‘Twin Peaks,’ Realistic Endings, and David Lynch’s Consciousness

The return to Twin Peaks did not begin with this summer’s third, possibly final season of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s medium-shaking television project — despite what almost everything, from general public perception to the kind-of-sort-of-but-not-really subtitle, would have you believe — but through last year’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks, a visually dense, textually opaque epistolary novel penned by Frost. Though initially perplexing in scope (it begins with Lewis and Clark, folds the likes of Richard Nixon and L. Rob Hubbard into the Peaks mythos, and only hits the original series’ events at book’s end), it proved a more-or-less-perfect tee-up: plenty was said, seemingly nothing revealed — perhaps the most notable exception being the existence of Agent Tamara Preston, played in the new series by Chrysta Bell — and its tethers to events we’d eventually follow (or at least observe) week after week proved, in hindsight, rather deep.
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‘American Ninja Warrior’ Continues to Evolve in Unscripted Landscape

‘American Ninja Warrior’ Continues to Evolve in Unscripted Landscape
Heading into Monday’s season finale, “American Ninja Warrior” is building momentum.

Last week’s episode drew a 1.6 rating in Nielsen’s 18-49 demo, according to live-plus same day numbers, hitting a season high. The ratings surge followed two straight weeks in which the series had tied its previous season peak.

Currently in its ninth season, “American Ninja Warrior” has proven to be a durable and evolving reality staple. The show has outlasted the network on which it launched — the defunct cable channel G4 — and become a mainstay of NBC’s summer programming strategy. A competition show in which athletes wind their way through a complex obstacle course, the series was a precursor to other physical-challenge reality shows such as Netflix’s “Ultimate Beastmaster” and NBC’s own “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.”

“People never seem to get tired of seeing ordinary people – both men and women alike – do extraordinary things,” says
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Remembering David Lynch's On The Air

Robin Bell Jul 24, 2017

We take a look back at David Lynch and Mark Frost's next TV move after Twin Peaks, the undeniably odd On The Air...

You're probably currently either immersed in the intense, vast, odd world presented in Twin Peaks: The Return, or completely baffled by it with an expression very similar to Agent Cooper, or should that be Dougie Jones, post Black Lodge.

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Whichever it is, it's probably not as baffled as many were when David Lynch and Mark Frost followed up Twin Peaks with their next TV collaboration. This time their attention was directed towards a sitcom. They brought some Twin Peaks alumni along for the ride, Ian Buchanan basically reprising his role as Dick Tremayne this time under the guise of Lester Guy and Miguel Ferrer exporting Albert Rosenfeld into Bud Budwaller, but On The Air was something completely different.
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 10 Recap: True Men

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Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.It's worth quoting the latest (perhaps the last?) gnomic pronouncements from Margaret "The Log Lady" Lanterman (the late Catherine E. Coulson), speaking via phone to Deputy Sheriff Tommy "Hawk" Hill (Michael Horse), in full: "Hawk—electricity is humming. You hear it in the mountains and rivers. You see it dance among the seas and stars. And glowing around the moon. But in these days, the glow is dying. What will be in the darkness that remains? The Truman brothers are both true men. They are your brothers. And the others, the good ones, who have been with you. Now the circle is almost complete. Watch and listen to the dream of time and space. It all comes out now, flowing like a river. That which is and is not.
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Hoda Kotb All Smiles with Her New NBC Colleague Megyn Kelly: ‘Let’s Have Some Fun’

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Hoda Kotb All Smiles with Her New NBC Colleague Megyn Kelly: ‘Let’s Have Some Fun’
Megyn Kelly won’t be on air at NBC News until next month, but she’s already growing close to her soon-to-be colleagues.

Today‘s Hoda Kotb‘s took to Instagram on Monday to share a selfie of her and Kelly with both women grinning happily at the camera.

“Lookie who I ran into at @RockefellerFdn — our girl @megynkelly!” gushed Kotb, 52. “So happy to have you with us at NBC!! Let’s have some fun xo.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly, 46, took to Twitter last week to celebrate her new gig.

“First day on the job @NBCNews!
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Megyn Kelly Set to Interview Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin for NBC

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Megyn Kelly Set to Interview Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin for NBC
Megyn Kelly is taking a giant step forward with her new NBC gig and will sharing a stage with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin come June.

Megyn Kelly of NBC News will moderate the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on stage with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin,” an NBC News Spokesperson tells People.

“The conversation will cover a wide range of global political and economic topics, including international trade agreements, cyber-security and the impact of rising military tensions,” the statement continues. “The annual conference will take place from June 1-3, 2017. The exact time and date of
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Megyn Kelly Set to Go Up Against Kelly Ripa With New Morning Show -- See Her First Day at NBC!

Megyn Kelly Set to Go Up Against Kelly Ripa With New Morning Show -- See Her First Day at NBC!
Megyn Kelly's upcoming morning program at NBC has been given the 9 a.m. time slot, a network spokesperson confirmed to Et.

The news means that Kelly will go head-to-head in several markets with ABC's Live With Kelly and Ryan -- which announced on Monday morning that Kelly Ripa's new co-host will be Ryan Seacrest -- when her program launches in the fall.

Exclusive: Savannah Guthrie ‘Excited’ About Megyn Kelly Joining NBC

Kelly also has a Sunday night newsmagazine show debuting in June.

The thrilled star took to Instagram to share her excitement about her new gigs, posting a black-and-white photo showing her posing against a wall with the NBC logo.

“First day on the job @NBCNews!” she wrote. “On the air in June, but had so much fun meeting new colleagues today. Grateful. Happy.”

Kelly’s move to NBC comes after 12 years at Fox News and is part of a multi-year contract, which will also
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Flashback Fun: 30 Top Shows From The Swinging Sixties

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TV has changed a Lot in the last 50 years.

The programming that aired from 1966-67 barely resembles what we watch today, but at least a couple of the faces are remotely familiar.

Some of the shows even play on classic TV networks. There are a lot of variety shows, no game shows and plenty of movie nights in the top 40.

Very few of the top shows seem relevant to what is now coined the "swinging sixties." Those folks obviously didn't watch TV!!

Each slide below will at least have the show name (duh), the network on which it aired and the estimated audience out of a total number of households with TVs being a whopping: 55,153,000. Imagine.

Check it out and let us know what nights you would have stayed inside!

30. CBS Thursday Movie CBS Thursday Movie — CBS —11,136,260 Weighing in at #30, it's our first showing of movies!! 29. I Spy I Spy — NBC — 11,136,260 Yes,
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Ratings: The Voice Premiere Dips But Dominates Night, Taken Starts Strong

NBC’s The Voice kicked off Season 12 on Monday with 13 million total viewers and a 3.1 rating (per finals), marking the competition’s fourth straight demo decline for a premiere, yet dominating the night in both measures.

RelatedThe Voice Premiere Recap: Love Isn’t Just In the Air, It’s On the Air

Leading out of that, the Taken premiere did 7.5 mil and a 1.6, landing just below Timeless‘ own apres-Voice launch (7.6 mil/1.8) and easily leading all scripted fare. TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “B-.”

RelatedNBC’s Taken: Is Young Bryan Mills’ Set of Skills Particularly Interesting?

The night’s other debut,
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NBC's Taken: Is Young Bryan Mills' Set of Skills Particularly Interesting?

NBC's Taken: Is Young Bryan Mills' Set of Skills Particularly Interesting?
NBC this Monday served up Taken, it’s prequel, set in 2017, to the film franchise that started up in 2008. Will you stick around to follow the evolution of Bryan Mills’ certain grouping of abilities?

RelatedRatings: Timeless Closes Freshman Season With 3-Week Highs

Whereas Mills when we met him in the first Taken film was a retired CIA operative, here (with VikingsClive Standen succeeding/preceding? Liam Neeson) he only has his Green Beret past behind him, having served three tours in Afghanistan. He is making a trip home, via train, with his younger sister Cali, when he senses something isn’t quite kosher.
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Moana Star Cast in NBC Theater Pilot Drama High From Jason Katims

Moana Star Cast in NBC Theater Pilot Drama High From Jason Katims
Jason Katims’ NBC pilot about a high school theater department has found its drama queen.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Auli’i Cravalho, who recently starred in Disney’s Moana, has landed a major role in Drama High, our sister site Deadline reports. Based on the 2013 Michael Sokolove novel — which was itself inspired by true events — the pilot follows a “passionate teacher and family man” who runs a “working-class high school drama department” that inspires the whole town. (So, Friday Night Lights… the musical? Count me in!)

Cravalho will play a student named Lilette,
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Miguel Ferrer Dies: NCIS: Los Angeles Star Was 61

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Miguel Ferrer lost a battle with cancer today. He was 61.

Ferrer, who has starred on NCIS: Los Angeles as Owen Granger since 2012, was also set to reprise his role of FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on the upcoming Showtime revival of Twin Peaks.

Ferrer's first credited role was on an episode of Magnum, Pi in 1981 as Ensign Robert 'Bobby' Wickes, Usn.

From there, he had small parts not only in many films, but also more television shows, including CHiPs, Cagney and Lacey, Hill Street Blues Tj Hooker., Trapper John, Mc and Miami Vice.

It was in 1990 when Ferrer became Twin Peaks Agent Rosenfeld, and over the next two years took the lead in three other series, including Shannon's Deal, Broken Badges and On the Air.

Various television and film roles followed, but nothing has yet compared to Dr. Garrett Macy, a character he played opposite of Jill Hennessey on Crossing Jordan
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Twin Peaks Episode Guide: Season 2, Episode 19 — “Variations on Relations”

Windom Earle makes a giant move in his chess match with Coop…

(If you need to catch up, you can check out all my posts til now right here.)

Episode 26: “Variations On Relations”

Written by Mark Frost & Harley Peyton, Directed by Jonathan Sanger

Airdate April 11th, 1991

The episode opens with Coop, Truman, Andy and Hawk returning to Owl Cave for further exploration of the petroglyph they discovered last episode, but when they get there they find someone’s already done the work for them. Part of the wall has crumbled away, revealing an even larger, more detailed petroglyph than they originally found. Hawk notices a boot print in the dirt and says it matches the one he found outside the power station the night it exploded, which means the person who was here and who unearthed this larger petroglyph was Earle. The image itself looks like a map with mountains that have swirling vortices inside them
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What's Behind Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Senior Staff Turnover

What's Behind Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Senior Staff Turnover
On the air, it's business as usual for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. But behind the scenes, the NBC late-night leader is adapting to the exits of two longtime power players in as many weeks. First, producer-writer Gavin Purcell, a force on Fallon's digital team, jumped to Vox Media. Then, on Oct. 24, showrunner Josh Lieb, who had been with Fallon since his move to 11:35 p.m. in February 2014, left for a Universal Television deal. Filling Lieb's shoes are three Tonight producers: Gerard Bradford and Mike Dicenzo, who will handle creative efforts, and supervising producer

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Cry-Baby's 'Hatchet-Face,' Kim McGuire, Dies at 60

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Cry-Baby's 'Hatchet-Face,' Kim McGuire, Dies at 60
Kim McGuire, best known for playing Mona 'Hatchet-Face' Malnorowski alongside Johnny Depp in the cult classic Cry-Baby, has died at the age of 60. McGuire's husband, Gene Piotrowsky, confirmed her death to The Associated Press on Thursday. Piotrowsky said she died Wednesday at a Naples, Florida, hospital of complications from pneumonia. McGuire had one of the most memorable performances in the 1990 John Waters' teen musical as the facially disfigured Malnorowsk, a devoted member of Cry-Baby's (Depp) gang of misfit teens. Fans of McGuire's work have already taken to Twitter with their condolences: "it's okay, hatchet. you're beautiful baby." ): #RipKimMcGuire #CryBaby pic.
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Cry-Baby's 'Hatchet-Face,' Kim McGuire, Dies at 60

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Cry-Baby's 'Hatchet-Face,' Kim McGuire, Dies at 60
Kim McGuire, best known for playing Mona 'Hatchet-Face' Malnorowski alongside Johnny Depp in the cult classic Cry-Baby, has died at the age of 60. McGuire's husband, Gene Piotrowsky, confirmed her death to The Associated Press on Thursday. Piotrowsky said she died Wednesday at a Naples, Florida, hospital of complications from pneumonia. McGuire had one of the most memorable performances in the 1990 John Waters' teen musical as the facially disfigured Malnorowsk, a devoted member of Cry-Baby's (Depp) gang of misfit teens. Fans of McGuire's work have already taken to Twitter with their condolences: "it's okay, hatchet. you're beautiful baby." ): #RipKimMcGuire #CryBaby pic.
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Kim McGuire, ‘Hatchet-Face’ Actress in ‘Cry-Baby,’ Dies at 60

Kim McGuire, ‘Hatchet-Face’ Actress in ‘Cry-Baby,’ Dies at 60
Kim McGuire, who played Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski in the John Waters film “Cry-Baby,” died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. She was 60.

McGuire was hospitalized on Tuesday with pneumonia, but did not respond to treatment and went into cardiac arrest, her husband Gene Piotrowsky told TMZ.

McGuire also tweeted the news, writing “Today is a very sad day. Kim ‘hatchet-face’ McGuire, my best friend and the love of my life, passed [sic] away this afternoon. I love you so much.”

Today is a very sad day. Kim "hatchet face" McGuire my best friend, and the love of my life past away this afternoon. I love you so much.

— Gene Piotrowsky (@emmydiver) September 15, 2016

A GoFundMe page was set up a by a friend on Wednesday night to aid Piotrowsky.

McGuire was born in New Orleans in 1955. Her first role was in 1990’s “Cry-Baby,” starring Johnny Depp as a teen able to cry on command.
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Top Cat, Alice: Character Actor Marvin Kaplan Dies at 89

Marvin Kaplan has died of natural causes at the age of 89. Between 1978 and 1985, Kaplan recurred as Mel's Diner regular Henry Beesmeyer on the CBS comedy Alice, starring Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Philip McKeon, and Polly Holliday. He also voiced Choo-Choo on Hanna-Barbera's Top Cat cartoon, which first ran on ABC in the 1961-62 television season.Kaplan played producer Dwight McGonigle on the show-within-a-show sitcom, On the Air, starring Ian Buchanan, Marla Rubinoff, Nancye Ferguson, Miguel Ferrer, Gary Grossman, and Mel Johnson, Jr. Despite its title, of the seven episodes shot, only three aired, before the show was cancelled by ABC in 1992.Read More…
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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale

‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale
The highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival series will hit television sometime next year. Director and co-creator David Lynch is currently editing the series and it will feature many of the original cast members, including star Kyle MacLachlan. But before then, co-creator Mark Frost will release a novel entitled “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” which will reveal what the series’ characters have been up to since the 1991 finale. EW reports that Kyle MacLachlan and several of the original cast will reunite for the novel’s audiobook. Other actor set to take part include Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Robert Knepper, Annie Wersching, and Len Cariou.

Read More: ‘The Secret History of Twin Peaks’ Trailer: Mark Frost’s Upcoming Book Is…a Novel?

“I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this
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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale

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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale
The highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival series will hit television sometime next year. Director and co-creator David Lynch is currently editing the series and it will feature many of the original cast members, including star Kyle MacLachlan. But before then, co-creator Mark Frost will release a novel entitled “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” which will reveal what the series’ characters have been up to since the 1991 finale. EW reports that Kyle MacLachlan and several of the original cast will reunite for the novel’s audiobook. Other actor set to take part include Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Robert Knepper, Annie Wersching, and Len Cariou.

Read More: ‘The Secret History of Twin Peaks’ Trailer: Mark Frost’s Upcoming Book Is…a Novel?

“I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this
See full article at Indiewire »
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