In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls—Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ—are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves. While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travelers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power. In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves. Based on the best-selling graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang, Paper Girls is a high-stakes personal journey depicted through the eyes of four girls, played by breakout leads Camryn Jones (“Tiffany Quilkin”), Riley Lai Nelet (“Erin Tieng”), Sofia Rosinsky (“Mac Coyle”), and Fina Strazza (“KJ Brandman”). Ali Wong also stars as the grown-up version of Erin, with Nate Corddry as “Larry,” Adina Porter as “Prioress.” Paper Girls is from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, in association with Plan B. The series is executive produced by Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Plan B.
A League of Their Own evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball, both in and outside of the AAGPBL. The show follows Carson (Abbi Jacobson) and Max (Chanté Adams) and a new ensemble of sharp and hilarious characters as they carve their paths toward the field, along the way finding their teams and themselves. With Abbi Jacobson as Carson, Chanté Adams as Max, D’Arcy Carden as Greta, Gbemisola Ikumelo as Clance, Roberta Colindrez as Lupe, Nick Offerman as Dove, Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Toni, Kate Berlant as Shirley, Kendall Johnson as Gary, Kelly McCormack as Jess, Alex Désert as Edgar, Priscilla Delgado as Esti, Aaron Jennings as Guy, Molly Ephraim as Maybelle, Melanie Field as Jo, Dale Dickey as Beverly. A League of Their Own is from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with Field Trip Productions. The series is co-created and executive produced by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson. Field Trip’s Hailey Wierengo and Desta Tedros Reff also serve as executive producers. Jamie Babbit directed the pilot and also serves as executive producer. Based on the film from Sony’s Columbia Pictures.
All 102 episodes of the classic ’80s live-action series ALF are now streaming exclusively on Shout! Factory TV and are available on their own FAST (free ad-supported streaming TV) channel on Amazon Freevee. 26 episodes of ALF: The Animated Series and 21 episodes of the animated series ALF Tales will also be coming soon.
The FAST channel is dedicated specifically to ALF content and will only be available on Amazon Freevee upon launch. The collaboration is part of a growing relationship between Shout! Factory TV and Amazon Freevee, which has included The Carol Burnett Show, Johnny Carson TV, and the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Channel, and will expand with future content when the Shout! Factory TV Channel is added.
Amazon Freevee is a streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and FAST channels, available anytime, for free. The free streaming service is available as an app on Fire TV, mobile devices and several third party devices, as well as a Channel within Prime Video.
In addition to classic ALF programs, the FAST channel will also contain new content featuring ALF himself and other special guests, as well as curated programming events such as marathons and viewing parties.
Earlier this year, Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Alien Productions announced a landmark distribution alliance to bring the iconic and fan-favorite ALF television library to digital entertainment platforms in the U.S. The new ALF FAST channel on Amazon Freevee is the latest addition to the growing list of platforms where fans can find the beloved sitcom.
ALF is now available to purchase on Amazon by episodes or seasons.
It is also available to stream here:
Shout! Factory TV App
The Roku Channel
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ALF follows the adventures of Gordon Shumway, a furry, wise-cracking alien from the planet Melmac who crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. The Tanners offer him a home and give him the nickname ALF, short for “Alien Life Form.” Created by Tom Patchett (The Carol Burnett Show) and Paul Fusco (also the puppeteer for ALF), the half-hour sitcom rose to popularity in the late 1980s cementing itself in the pop culture zeitgeist.
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Cas Anvar (who stars in “The Expanse” on Amazon Prime Video) is the latest celebrity to be accused of sexual assault…at least on Twitter. A woman named Lorena started the accusations, saying that two friends of hers – fans of his from the video game “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations,” where he voiced the character Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad – had been invited by him to meet up “aggressively.” She says that one did not go, but the other one was assaulted. Other women then replied to her post, posting about their own creepy encounters with the actor.
A woman named AJ went into great detail about how he “pressured” her into going to his room when she was 17. When she told him how old she was, he allegedly replied, “That’s close enough to 18.” She claims that he also tried to give her vodka, that he groped her, and other disgusting details.
User Iro posted, “I am disgusted. I am outraged. But I am not shocked. I have been holding friends’ stories of Cas Anvar harassing them, then intimidating or gaslighting them into silence. Hearing that his behavior extends to sexual assault of young fans who admired and trusted him is horrifying.”
UbiSubject17 tweeted what he says are private DMs from Anvar, trying to get his help in silencing another young woman who “outed him” years ago on Twitter. Anvar sounds angry in the DMs, but he doesn’t specifically admit any wrongdoing on his part.
Most fans seem to support these women. Some fans have been sending messages to The Expanse, to the show’s writers, and to the book’s author James S. A. Corey to call for Anvar’s firing. Anvar has not posted on Twitter since June 21st. He was scheduled to do interviews June 24, but they were canceled by his PR firm without a word to the press (including our site). Please note, though, that no charges have been filed. As far as we know, none of these accusers have gone to the police. Anvar and his PR team have yet to address the accusations.
More info has been posted since then on Twitter. Also, there is plenty of info on Reddit and on this blog. So far, no other news sites have addressed this.
Photo from Syfy.com
Followup from Monday, 6/29:
‘The Expanse’ Star Cas Anvar Will Cooperate With Investigation To “Refute” Sexual Misconduct Allegations – Update
UPDATE MONDAY:The Expanse star Cas Anvar on Monday morning issued a statement regarding the independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations that was launched by series studio Alcon Entertainment. “I welcome the independent investigation, respect that the women who have come forward should be heard, and will make myself fully available to participate in the process as appropriate so that I may refute these very serious claims that strike at the core of what I value,” he said.
PREVIOUS FRODAY:The Expanse studio Alcon Entertainment has launched an independent investigation after series’ star Cas Anvar this week faced numerous accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The controversy snowballed over the last couple of days, with more women coming forward, sharing their stories on Twitter, including screen shots of what they say were inappropriate messages from Anvar. None of the alleged sexual assault incidents happened on the set of the sci-fi series, which was picked up by Amazon after its cancelation by Syfy, with multiple cases involving fan conventions.
Daniel Abraham, one of the co-authors of The Expanse book series, which the TV show is based on, revealed that after they found out that a cast member had been accused of sexual misconduct, they “immediately passed these serious accusations onto the studio, Alcon. Alcon has engaged an independent firm to investigate this matter and takes these allegations very seriously.”
The account of James S. A. Corey, the pen name authors Abraham and Ty Franck use for The Expanse series, also tweeted news of the investigation, thanking the women who spoke up.
Alcon confirmed to Deadline that the company very recently became aware of the allegations and immediately hired an independent investigator, declining comment on an ongoing investigation. A rep for Anvar has not responded to an email seeking comment.
The accusations against Anvar gained visibility in a Reddit thread which aggregated all claims, and also featured Abraham and Corey’s tweets and reactions from Expanse cast members. That includes Dominique Tipper, whose statement was posted through the Corey’s account, Steven Strait and Wes Chatham.
After three seasons on Syfy, The Expanse was picked up by Amazon. Its fourth season was released on the streamer last December. The series has been renewed for a fifth season.