It’s time for our weekly countdown of the Spring TV premieres! Here are the best new shows for the week of Friday, April 15, 2016. See how this week’s shows, The DetourUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtGame of SilenceThe Last PanthersJackie RobinsonHunters, and Orphan Black stack up against each other on the Tomatometer!

This week in TV news, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, The Last Man on Earth, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are among the new shows of 2015 to get WGA TV nominations. Also, FXX orders up more You’re the Worst, Adult Swim brings back Samurai Jack, and Fox eyes Rambo!


The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced nominees for television, new media, radio, and promotional writing Thursday. Leading the pack of the TV nominations is AMC’s new Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul (Certified Fresh at 100 percent), which was nominated in the categories of Drama Series, New Series, and Episodic Drama (for the episode “Uno”). Other new shows to get some WGA love were Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Certified Fresh at 94 percent), Bloodline (Certified Fresh at 80 percent), and Narcos (Certified Fresh at 78 percent), along with USA’s breakout hit Mr. Robot (Certified Fresh at 98 percent), and Fox’s zany The Last Man on Earth (Certified Fresh at 85 percent). The 68th annual WGA Awards will be held on Feb. 13; see the complete list of nominees here.


After a strong second season (Certified Fresh at 96 percent), FXX has renewed anti-rom-com rom-com You’re The Worst for a third season. Developed by Stephen Falk (Orange Is The New Black), the L.A.-set comedy stars Aya Cash and Chris Geere as Gretchen and Jimmy, a pair of dysfunctional lovers who are trying to make a real relationship work despite (or because of) their anti-social tendencies. The second season has been praised for its honest portrayal Gretchen’s clinical depression. Nick Grad, co-President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement regarding the show’s renewal, “Stephen is one of the best new talents in comedy — as funny, thoughtful and original as You’re the Worst and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.” The second season finale of You’re The Worst airs next Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on FXX.


Since 2013, rumors of a Rambo reboot have swirled around entertainment news, and this week Variety reported that the long-gestating project may finally have some legs with Fox. Titled Rambo: New Blood, the one-hour drama script ordered by Fox is said to “explore the complex relationship between Rambo and his son, J.R., an ex-Navy SEAL.” Though nothing has been confirmed yet on the casting front, Deadline suggested that Sylvester Stallone could reprise his role from the movies. Rambo: New Blood follows the trend of rebooting movies into TV shows, which included Limitless, Minority Report, and Ash vs. Evil Dead this year.


Cult cartoon favorite Samurai Jack ran on Cartoon Network from three years before being axed in 2004. After a nearly 12-year absence, Adult Swim has announced that creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky will continues the epic story of Samurai Jack, to much celebration on the internet. Samurai Jack follows a young prince who is sent to the future after battle with the demon who killed his father. The new season will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami block sometime in 2016.

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced the winners for the 25th edition of the Gotham Independent Film Awards this evening in a ceremony held in New York City and streamed live at The event was presented by Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Read through for the full list of winners and nominees.

Best Feature

Best Documentary

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Desiree Akhavan

Appropriate Behavior

Jonas Carpigano


John Magary

The Mend

Josh Mond

James White

Best Screenplay

Phyllis Nagy


Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner

Love & Mercy

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer


Noah Baumbach

While We're Young

Best Actor


Paul Dano

Love & Mercy

Peter Sarsgaard


Best Actress

Blythe Danner

I’ll See You in My Dreams

Bel Powley

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Kristen Wiig

Welcome to Me

Breakthrough Actor

Arielle Holmes

Heaven Knows What

Lola Kirke

Mistress America


Mya Taylor


Breakthrough Series – Long Form

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

  • Bee and PuppyCat – Natasha Allegri, creator
  • The Impossibilities – Anna Kerrigan, creator; Ashley Springer, Kati Rediger, producers
  • Qraftish – Christal and Black Girl Dangerous Media, Creators
  • Shugs and Fats – Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz, Creators
  • You’re So Talented – Sam Bailey, Creator; Samantha Lee, Mateo Gonzales, Producers

Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream”Grant

  • Claire Carré – director, Embers
  • Deb Shoval – director, AWOL
  • Chanelle Aponte Pearson – director, 195 Lewis

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