KBC, Ekta Kapoor’s shows, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai and a few others to start shooting by June end, after following FWICE’s new guidelines

On March 18, the shoots of all television shows were put on halt indefinitely due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This is the first time in history that the television industry has come to a halt. Needless to say, celebrities have been getting impatient to go back to work. Federations of Western India Cine Employees has released a new set of guidelines in order for the shoots to begin by June-end. Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati, Ekta Kapoor Shows, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai, and a few others might resume shoots by the end of next month if they adhere to the new guidelines.

KBC, Ekta Kapoor’s shows, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai and a few others to start shooting by June end, after following FWICE’s new guidelines

FWICE president, BN Tiwari said that they have set new rules for the producers and shows that wish to resume work again. According to those, the sets will have rotational shifts comprising of only 50% staff at a time so no one is jobless. Everyone present on the set will have to wear a mask and a pair of gloves and to ensure this, a police officer will be present on location. The producers and channel will also have to compensate the families of workers that lose their lives to COVID-19 with a minimum amount of Rs. 50 lakh. However, in case of accidental death, the compensation is of Rs. 30-Rs. 40 lakh.

People above the age of 50 have been asked to stay at home since they’re more prone to suffer from Coronavirus. Only after the producers follow these guidelines, they will be allowed to shoot.

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Top 10 Films & TV Shows About The English Monarchy | ScreenRant

From the Tudors to the Windsors, the English monarchy has had an extraordinary legacy, a large impact on historic policies, and has always supplied fodder for the pop culture’s canon. Most recently, cinematic culture has taken a liking to creatively reviving some of England’s most prominent monarchs.

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From a historical drama to comedic sitcoms and King Henry VIII or Queen Vicotria, the genres of films and television vary drastically alongside which generation fo monarchs the producers choose to work around. Here is a look at the top ten films and television shows centered around the English Monarchy.

10 Film: The Other Boleyn Girl

The film, starring Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn, is a cinematic adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s novel with the same title. The Other Boleyn Girl sheds light on Anne’s sister, Mary, played by Scarlett Johanssen, whom of which King Henry VIII originally falls in love with, before Anne forces herself into the midst of the monarch.

This film follows the cunning socialite’s rise in power, which includes not only her infamous marriage to King Henry VIII but also the birth of England’s historical monarch, Elizabeth I. Her disgraceful fall from the king’s fancy is also noted in the film with Anne Boleyn’s execution.

9 Show: The White Queen

Inspired by Philippa Gregory’s novel, this STARZ show, The White Queen, is a BBC miniseries that follows the political advancements of Elizabeth Woodville amid the 1464 war between the Lancaster and York houses. This tantalizing tale is full of mystery and intrigue as the monarchy is thrown into a war between houses and many are unsettled by Elizabeth Woodville and her witch-like reputation, as Edward IV decides to marry her and make her Queen of England.

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The Lancaster house attempts to regain the thrown through not only wars on battlefields, but also warlike whispers behind closed doors. This show predominately focuses on the women of both houses and how they skillfully conspire to better their own families’ standings at court. This 10-part series only has one season, but that makes the show watchable in a single day.

8 Film: The Favourite

The Favourite is a 2018 film that centers on Queen Anne in her elder years with two women, Lady Sarah and fallen aristocrat Abigail, vying to be in the Queen’s favor. Olivia Coleman plays Queen Anne, Emma Stone is Abigail, and Rachel Weisz, who plays Lady Sarah, all star in this delectable drama that acts as a back-handed comedy.

This film is a conglomerate of award funny lines and scenarios mixed with the strict rules of England’s aristocracy. In 2019, Olivia Colman won an Academy Award for an Actress in a leading role.

7 Show: The White Princess

Inspired by Philippa Gregory’s novel, this STARZ show, The White Princess, is a BBC miniseries that follows the next generation of royals after those in The White Queen, with the princess being Elizabeth Woodville’s daughter. While England is at peace upon the union of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, their fiery, war-forged marriage is anything but easy.

While the families still conspire against each of the two houses (Lancaster and York), Elizabeth of York seeks to solidify her standing at court and proclaiming her motto to be “hidden and patient” and this applies not only to court politics, but also those within her bed chambers.

6 Film: Victoria & Abdul

Victoria & Abdul,  starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, focuses on the friendship built between a mature Queen Victoria and a clerk set to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, while the monarch’s inner family seek to destroy such an alliance, despite the new perspectives and growth that Queen Victoria embraces.

5 Show: The Spanish Princess

Inspired by Philippa Gregory’s novel, this STARZ show, The Spanish Princess, is a BBC miniseries that follows Catherine of Aragon’s ambitious political pursuits to be Queen of England. The show chronologies Catherine’s short-lived marriage with Prince Arthur, where the princess claimed to have never lain with him and thus began plotting her way into marrying Prince Henry VIII, which was said to have been a mutual love, but history tells otherwise.

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Overall, this miniseries is full of spicy characters, heated and passionate drama, and political interference. The costumes in this show are phenomenal as they work to integrate both the English fashion of the time period as well as that of Spain.

4 Film: Young Victoria

Young Victoria (2009) follows the young monarch, Queen Victoria, who is played by Emily Blunt, as she navigates England’s political requirements and her budding relationship either husband, Prince Albert (Rupert Friend).

In a twist of fate, this political marriage actually turns into a romantic venture as the two historical characters fall in love.

3 Show: The Crown

Netflix’s original series The Crown is widely regarded as one of the most popular narratives to follow the English Monarchy. This drama series, which is expected to span 5 seasons in total, follows multiple generations of the modern monarchy.

Whether it be the amazing soundtrack, the phenomenal acting, or the closely followed historical timeline, Netflix’s The Crown exceeds the audience’s expectations with a very well-crafted show.

2 Film: The King’s Speech

This film, released in 2010, follows Prince Albert (Colin Firth) on his quest to take command of his stammer by hiring Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).

This critically acclaimed film has won multiple awards including, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (given to Colin Firth), Best Achievement in Directing (given to Tom Hooper), Best Writing, and Original Screenplay which was given to David Seidler.

1 Show: The Windsors

This parody sitcom is the perfect show if you’re looking to watch the royal family navigate comical fictional shenanigans. Unlike many other shows about the English monarchy, The Windsors seeks to poke fun at the highly privileged family through implementing dry, satire comedy within the brief sitcom episodes.

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Arrowverse Shows Flash, Batwoman & Supergirl May Have Shortened Seasons

Depending on when The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman resume production, Arrowverse fans may be getting shortened seasons this year, but Legends of Tomorrow will be unaffected. As the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to be observed globally, several industries have been affected as a result. For the TV business, a big number of series have had to suspend their respective productions, whether it be for new or old shows. Most network shows were close to reaching the end of their current seasons before studios and networks began making the tough calls. In the case of The CW’s many DC dramas, three of them have been affected as Warner Bros. TV is putting the health of their employees first.

Barely a week ago, the studio officially decided to put several of their shows on a temporary hiatus. For Greg Berlanti’s DC TV franchise, The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman were the only ones to stop rolling the cameras for the time being. This season, they’re the only Arrowverse shows to have more than 20 episodes. Arrow’s final season was a 10-episode run that’s already concluded, while Black Lightning season 3 and Legends of Tomorrow season 5 had their standard 16-episode order. Following the news of the temporary hiatus, it was unclear where those shows were in terms of the production schedule. Additionally, it was speculated whether or not those series would even get to complete their seasons as originally planned.

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According to TVLine, those Arrowverse shows have gotten an update about where they’re at with The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman. For its part, Legends of Tomorrow is unaffected since it had wrapped filming already. Even though The CW renewed its entire slate of ongoing series already, only time will tell how this production suspension delays the filming of the next seasons. As for the current seasons, starting with the Grant Gustin-led drama, the outlet states that 20 out of 22 episodes were filmed prior to the shutdown. With two episodes left of season 6, those are traditionally the big finale installments. For Supergirl season 5, it was stated that 21 out of 22 episodes were shot and completed prior to the announcement. That leaves their last episode unfinished as that would have been the season 5 finale of the Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) centered series.

For this season’s newcomer, which is Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) aka Gotham’s new protector, Batwoman was the one to have the most episodes left undone. According to TVLine, 19 out of 22 episodes have been shot and the publication specifically mentions this show is likely to have a shortened season. Looking at the workload that comes with that many episodes uncompleted, it’s understandable if The CW cuts season 1 down to 20 episodes. Depending on when filming starts again, rewrites might be done to fit in with a shortened season for all the shows. So far, The CW hasn’t specified if scripts are being re-done to conclude the ongoing seasons as soon as production starts again.

While those are the current DC shows that have been affected, it’s possible the upcoming Superman & Lois spinoff is facing a similar fate. Since it has an straight-to-series order, it was previously reported that WBTV and CW are skipping the pilot cycle for the Man of Steel drama. By doing that, the focus is to get the Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch-led project into immediate series production. As the studios keep observing the coronavirus situation, production will hopefully resume shortly for The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman for the remainder of this Arrowverse season.

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Source: TVLine

2020-03-18 20:34:08

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10 Best Guilty Pleasure Reality Shows To Watch On Netflix, Ranked

Netflix has a lot to compete with right now in the streaming landscape, but they know how to make (or find) a good reality show. Some of the offerings are a little unusual, but they have a way of making audiences come back for more.

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Reality television has grown and changed a great deal over time, and the options are more varied than ever. Netflix has acquired and created more reality shows than we know what to do with, but here are the ten best guilty pleasure programs. For the reality connoisseurs who want to watch people date, sing, cook, design, laugh, and make others laugh and cry, here are some offerings to stream now.

10 The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow

This Netflix Original dives into unconventional health and wellness measures. Gwyneth Paltrow’s The Goop Lab has garnered mixed reviews since its January 2020 premiere. The disclaimer at the beginning of each episode states that “The following series is designed to entertain and inform—not provide medical advice. You should always consult your doctor when it comes to your personal health, or before you start any treatment.”

Paltrow calls Goop, which she founded in 2008, a “modern lifestyle brand.” The work Paltrow and her team do is startling and is not for everyone. Psychic energy, physical discovery, and the new-age essence of Hollywood are captured on screen. The show is on the list because it is such a curiosity; it comes in last because it should be watched with a serious grain of salt.

9 Blown Away

Things are heating up on Netflix’s Blown Away. To win the $60,000 prize package, contestants take residency at upstate New York’s Corning Museum of Glass to try and become established as the “best in glass.”

Nick Uhas runs the Hot Shop and walks contestants through the method of designing, creating, and presenting their glass-blown art to expert evaluators. It helps to have at least a mild interest in the process of glass-blowing, but it is rewarding to see the artists conquer creative challenges, like making artistic snapshots of themselves, crafting exquisite light fixtures, or turning bathroom objects into pop artworks. A great play on words, Blown Away is a good choice.

8 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

With its latest installment in 2019, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee gives audiences some comedy history with a side of jokes. Jerry Seinfeld opens each episode as himself, complete with a car and a high-profile comedian he can drive around in it.

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Seinfeld chooses the car based on his guest’s personality. For example, Martin Short got to ride in a mango green Mercedes Turbo Diesel Wagon. Over his cup of joe, Short tells Seinfeld, “a funny line that is clever is the most exhilarating thing in the world.” Comedians really open up to Seinfeld about their lives and careers; fans constantly learn new things about them, like Jamie Foxx’s history with the piano.

7 Terrace House: Tokyo (2019-2020)

Three men and three women ranging in age from 20 to 31, who don’t know each other, move into a swanky house together. Taking care of each other when they are sick, going out for pancakes and movies, having heated discussions late at night – it’s all here.

Cast members introduce the program in the first episode of the season, revealing that Terrace House is unscripted and that they are, indeed, strangers. This guilty pleasure is ongoing, with its next installment set to come to Netflix on April 7.

6 The Bachelor Season 13

There is only one season of The Bachelor on Netflix, and it is a relic from 2009. If one’s guilty pleasure is late 2000s nostalgia, then this season is the ticket. Bump-it hairpieces, wedges, and cocktail dresses reminiscent of a turn-of-the-decade homecoming dance – who can resist? Jason Mesnick paved the way for the most recent Bachelor, Peter Weber, to propose to the love of his life and then dump her for the other love of his life.

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While there is no explanation for the stand-alone season, it is a fun trip through the rose garden of memory lane. Maybe the Bachelor Nation will see more of their favorite reruns on the platform at some point!

5 Love is Blind

Love is Blind is great for people who want a more straightforward, less raunchy version of Bachelor in Paradise. In this Netflix original series, 30 hopefuls do a unique form of speed dating. Couples can talk to and listen to each other, they can take notes on what they like and dislike to reflect on later.

They just can’t see one another unless they become engaged. They spend their dates in separate pods and leave the element of physical appearance out of the equation. The journeys these men and women undertake are worth a watch.

4 The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

Caroline and Piers definitely have something on HGTV. The duo travels all over the world to experience the architectural marvels that some people call home. They explain, “We’ve been given the keys to some of the most incredible houses in the world…to discover the design innovation, passion, and endurance needed to transform architectural vision into an extraordinary home.”

Whether they’re in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the fjords and glaciers of Norway, or the waterfront of Florida, these hosts are sure to discover some astounding structures.

3 Styling Hollywood

For a reality show that will immediately make viewers smile, watch designer couple Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis on Styling Hollywood. Jason is the fashionista who styles actresses like Taraji P. Henson, Yara Shahidi, and Sabrina Carpenter. Adair, in turn, styles homes for the likes of Jazmyn and Dule Hill as well as Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade. It’s all under the umbrella of JSN Studio.

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With their small but powerful operation, Jason, Adair, and their team dress up Hollywood’s finest stars. Whether it’s time for the red carpet or the house renovation, there is plenty of comedic relief to balance the intense day-to-day nature of their work.

2 The Final Table

24 top-tier chefs from around the world compete to take a seat at the final table of culinary greatness. The chefs work in pairs, but only one can win the whole competition. Viewers are invited to watch the contestants cook the cuisine of nine different countries: Mexico, Spain, the UK, Brazil, India, the USA, Italy, Japan, and France.

Andrew Knowlton hosts the show and a different culinary legend from each nation serves as the supreme judge in each episode. The nine international culinary legends return for the finale to judge the finalists together. This is a one-of-a-kind cooking competition with a positive and professional atmosphere. Catch the winner’s final moment of victory now.

1 Rhythm + Flow

Rhythm + Flow (2019) is a genius reality competition featuring aspiring rap artists. T.I., Cardi B., and Chance the Rapper find talent and audition them in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago. The senior artists are just as competitive at choosing talent for the program as the talent themselves when competing!

Special guests like Snoop Dogg, Quavo, Twista, and more help the team judge in each city. For the contestants who make it to the next round in California, it is so much more than a competition. It is a path to their livelihood and their passion. Tests on freestyling, sampling, songwriting, music video-making, and even rap battles are sure to entertain viewers and leave them in suspense throughout the ten-episode process.

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