HBO unveils a new The Wizard of Lies teaser for the Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer television film about the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.

(Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO)

Here’s a new The Wizard of Lies teaser trailer. The hot Emmy contender drops on HBO May 20. It stars Robert De Niro, who also serves as an executive producer, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie and Ruth Madoff. The Wizard of Lies examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme — his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight. Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria also star.

The Wizard of Lies is directed by Barry Levinson, who also serves as executive producer along with Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh and Tom Fontana; Jason Sosnoff co-executive produces. Produced by Joseph E. Iberti. The film was written by Sam Levinson, John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum, based on the book The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, written by Diana B. Henriques.

Take a look at the new The Wizard of Lies teaser.

Take a look at the latest Emmy-worth television teasers and trailers highlighted by HBO’s hotly anticipated ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.’

No matter how the weather treats you, spring TV has sprung. As the 2017 Emmy window winds down to its May 31 conclusion, programmers unveil their highest quality television teasers and trailers. The goal? Simply to attract the attention of the Television Academy amidst the embarrassment of riches. With that, here are a few of the higher profile items we’ve see today.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, with the help of journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. George C. Wolfe directs from his screenplay; Oprah Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher executive produce. A Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films and Cine Mosaic production.


Master of None Season 2
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Aziz Ansari’s Master of None returns Friday, May 12. The release date confirms what we’d long suspected – that Ansari’s series would indeed return to the Emmy game. Season 1 received an Emmy for writing, so Ansari and company will likely factor into the conversation again. Season 2 offers Dev Shah (Ansari) returning to New York after an extended trip abroad. Netflix describes his return as taking “challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.”

American Gods

Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller and Michael Green bring Neil Gaiman’s classic novel American Gods to the small screen. This one feels like a massive wild card. The trailer appears visually intriguing (and very gory), but it will be difficult to capture the expanse and depth of the original source material. Good thing it’s an extended series, something like Starz’s Game of Thrones. Starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Crispin Glover, the 8-episode Season 1 premieres April 30 on Starz.

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Here’s a sneak preview of Sunday night’s Crashing Episode 3 on HBO. In this episode, Pete crashes at T.J. Miller’s house.

Starring Pete Holmes, the comedy series Crashing draws on Holmes’ own experiences as a comedian, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the unpredictable world of stand-up comedy. Here’s a sneak peek at Crashing Episode 3.

Debut: SUNDAY, MAR. 5 (10:30–11:00 p.m.)

While staying at T.J. Miller’s place, Pete (Pete Holmes) has the unsettling experience of witnessing a comic who can’t “turn it off.” Hearing from his wife, Jessica (Lauren Lapkus), Pete and T.J. travel upstate to her yard sale, where Pete unexpectedly teams up with Jess’ new boyfriend, Leif (George Basil), to get back a prized possession. After Jess voices her true feelings to Pete, the sale comes to a dramatic end. Written by Pete Holmes & Judd Apatow; directed by Chris Kelly.

Crashing Episode 3
(T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO)
Crashing Episode 3
(Lauren Lapkus, Pete Holmes. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Sure hope Season 4 is better than Season 3… Right, Megan?  Season 4 premieres April 23rd on HBO.


Netflix released a teaser and date for Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black. The Litchfield ladies will return June 9, 2017.

In case you were missing the Orange ladies of Litchfield, Netflix can soothe you by giving you a tease.

On Wednesday, Orange is the New Black‘s Instagram page released a small glimpse of the actors from the show in the form of a short teaser. The release date, set for early June, will only excite fans (like yours truly). The last image of the teaser is of the final moments of season 4–Daya Diaz brandishing an officer’s weapon at the start of a prison riot. It’s one of the best cliffhangers the show has ever had.

The Emmy-winning series, now in its fifth season, was recently awarded the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series trophy at last weekend’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

HBO drops the first look at The Leftovers Season 3

HBO’s award-winning The Leftovers has emerged as one of the most criminally underrated television shows in recent memory. In a rarity for multi-season series, the acclaimed drama keeps getting better and better as it goes, so expectations are high for its third and final season. The Leftovers Season 3 will debut Sunday, April 16, at 9PM ET on HBO and will consist of 8 episodes.

For those unfamiliar with the series, you can catch up via HBO OnDemand, HBO Go, or HBO Now. This Peabody Award-winning drama is created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. Season 3 finds the Garvey and Murphy families coming together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to help better explain that which defies explanation. The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under.

The cast includes Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka.

Enjoy this teaser look into The Leftovers Season 3.


House of Cards Season 5 will air in time for 2017 Emmy consideration

Leave it to Frank Underwood to make such a dramatic announcement for House of Cards Season 5.

Here on Inauguration Day in the US, Netflix unveiled the premiere date for House of Cards Season 5 via a dramatic Twitter post. The new season will drop on Tuesday, May 30. Those of you who follow the Emmy Awards know the significance of that date. The series traditionally drops on Fridays, but Netflix will release House of Card Season 5 one day before the 2017 Emmy eligibility window closes. The “hanging episode” rule will not apply as the entire series will drop before the Emmy window closes.

House of Cards became the first web-only dramatic series to receive major Emmy nominations with its first season. The series received 47 nominations over its first four seasons, winning seven. Despite broad support, House of Cards has yet to win a Drama Series trophy or awards for its two stars, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

Here is the official Twitter announcement.

Here is the latest info in Spring TV teasers, trailers and general juicy buzz

The Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour is in full swing, and we’re getting a good look at some upcoming hot Spring TV properties. Showtime released the most earth-shattering news today. The cable programmer’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival will drop with a 2-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21, at 9pm ET. Immediately following, episodes three and four will debut online for subscribers. The entire season will consist of 18 hours. Directed by David Lynch and co-written by Lynch and Mark Frost, the series will continue 25 years after the end of the original second season run. Kyle MacLachlan returns as Agent Dale Cooper in a massive 217 actor-led cast.




HBO dropped the first full-length trailer for the sixth and final season of Girls. The final season begins Sunday, February 12, at 10pm ET.


Bates Motel

A&E also dropped a trailer for the final season of its critically acclaimed drama Bates Motel, and it’s a doozy – probably my most anticipated returning Spring TV show. It opens with a tracking shot through the infamous Bates home with flies buzzing around a decaying birthday cake for two. Della Reese sings “Come On-a My House” while we track down into the basement where Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) puts the finishing touches on a pair of stuffed birds. What comes next is incredibly disturbing and fantastically, ghoulishly wonderful. See for yourself. Bates Motel returns February 20 at 10pm on A&E.


The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu enters the 2017 Emmy race in a major way with The Handmaid’s Tale, one of the most anticipated shows of Spring TV. Based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, the 10-episode series stars Elisabeth Moss. The action takes place in Gilead, a world where women’s reproductive rights are controlled by the government. The production team calls this a very timely and urgent story to tell. Decide for yourself when The Handmaid’s Tale debuts on April 26 on Hulu.

Big Little Lies, HBO’s 2017 high profile limited series, unveiled a teaser trailer over the weekend. Based on the Liane Moriarty novel, the series stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley as three friends and mothers entangled in mystery. The series relocated the novel’s Australian setting to a sunny SoCal locale. The Temptation’s “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” is smartly used as background music.

It’s very likely that Emmy will stand at attention for the material given its envious pedigree. Jean-Marc Vallee (Wild, Dallas Buyer’s Club) directs with Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Scott, and Zoe Kravitz all potentially in the running along with the three main stars.

No official release date has been scheduled aside from a 2017 birth.

Showtime released an The Affair Season 3 teaser today via social media and YouTube. The brief clip gives a look at what further turmoil awaits Noah Soloway (Dominic West) and Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson). Heavily and smartly featured are co-stars Joshua Jackson and Emmy-nominee Maura Tierney. The action appears to partially take place three years after Noah’s shocking courtroom declaration of guilt that closed Season 2.

Vanity Fair reported back in August that a new character and perspective would be added to the series. She is briefly seen in the trailer along with returning co-stars Catalina Sandino Moreno and Jennifer Esposito.

The Affair Season 3 premieres on Showtime November 20 at 10PM ET.

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