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One of the best drama series on television that you’re probably not watching returns for a fourth season on April 9, 2020. Yes, Season 4 of “The Good Fight” debuts on streamer CBS All Access in less than two weeks, with a doozy of an episode that sees Diane Lockhart Christine Baranski living in an alternate reality where Donald Trump was never elected, and Hillary Clinton is the current president of the United States. It’s maybe one of the finest hours of television you will see this year. Ahead of that premiere, CBS has released a trailer for the upcoming season, which you can check out below.
The so-called #Resistance went crazy in “The Good Fight's” third season, as Diane Lockhart tried to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself, while Adrian Boseman Delroy Lindo and Liz Reddick-Lawrence Audra McDonald struggled with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts. Meanwhile, Lucca Quinn Cush Jumbo attempted to balance a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell Rose Leslie found a new Mephistopheles in the always effervescent Roland Blum Michael Sheen, a lawyer who is corruption incarnate.
Season 4 finds the African American law firm at the center of the series, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart, navigating a very different landscape. After losing their biggest client, and their founding partner's name tarnished, they are forced to accept an offer by a huge multinational law firm, STR Laurie, to become a small subsidiary. While STR initially seem like benevolent overlords, the Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart staff find themselves chafing at their loss of independence.
To say anything further would be to ruin the experience of actually watching it all unfold firsthand. But fun times ahead are guaranteed for loyalists, who will be captivated by the season-long investigation into what the seemingly ominous “Memo 618” is, as highlighted in the trailer.
The series, from “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King, also Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, and Zach Grenier. A key newcomer to the cast this season is John Larroquette as the mysterious, philosophic chief leader at STR Laurie; Hugh Dancy also joins the cast in a recurring role.
The King serve as showrunners and executive producers of the series, which they co-created with Phil Alden Robinson. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein and Jonathan Tolins also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming fourth season below:
We’ve only seen five episodes from the fourth season of Rick and Morty. The new episodes aired towards the end of last year, and since then, we’ve gotten no word from Adult Swim on when we’ll see the rest of the season. Considering the recent delays due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most TV shows and movies that were in production, the return of Rick and Morty is completely up in the air. However, the duo did return to Adult Swim this past weekend, albeit in a much different form.
During the Toonami block of programming that airs anime shows on Adult Swim, there was a whole Rick and Morty anime short inspired by Lone Wolf and Cub, the manga created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, which has been turned into several different movies and TV adaptations, not to mention having a huge influence on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Watch the Rick and Morty anime short below.Rick and Morty Anime Short
Titled Samurai and Shogun, the Rick and Morty anime short finds Rick as a samurai who is taking care of Morty, confined to a levitating wheelchair of some kind. The two are walking through a field at night when suddenly a bunch of portals open around them to reveal a small army of Ninja Ricks. Apparently, Shogun Morty is the soul of the Ninja Ricks, and they want him back. But they’re not going to get him without a fight.
A bloody battle ensues in perfect anime style, thanks to the writing and directing of Kaichi Sato, as well as producer Maki Terashima. The blood doesn’t just splatter, but it shoots like a firehose from the various fatal wounds that Samurai Rick inflicts on the endless Ninja Ricks. Limbs are lost, heads are sliced, and one Ninja Rick even has is face cut clean-off. Shogun Morty gets in on the action too, thanks to some concealed blades in his hover-chair.
There’s still no update on when Rick and Morty will continue with the rest of the forth season, but if Adult Swim has more shorts like this up their sleeve in various animation styles, that would certainly help pass the time. Hopefully we’ll hear more soon.
The CW is looking ahead to sunnier days, setting season premiere dates for a quartet of its summer series: the unscripted Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us and dramas Burden of Truth and Bulletproof.
Season 7 of the magic-themed Masters of Illusion will appear at 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, while the show-us-what-you-got magic series Penn & Teller: Fool Us kicks of its seventh run at 9 p.m. Monday, June 22.
Kristin Kreuk is back for Season 3 of the legal drama Burden of Truth at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, with the sophomore season of Bulletproof, starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, launching at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.
Fool Us and Burden of Truth are taking over for Roswell and Katy Keene at the end of their respective seasons. Both completed production before the coronavirus shutdown.
Here are details of all four shows from the CW:
MASTERS OF ILLUSION Hosted by actor Dean Cain, the series features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers in each episode displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. Live audience members and viewers at home will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists. Masters of Illusion is from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie, Gay Blackstone, David Martin and Al Schwartz and co-EP Jim Romanovich.
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US A one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller and hosted by Alyson Hannigan. On each episode, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic. It is created and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder, in association with 1/17 Productions and September Films part of DCD Media.
BULLETPROOF Follows two undercover cops, Bishop Noel Clarke and Pike Ashley Walters as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. But the series is more than high-octane action and thrilling cases. On the surface, Bishop and Pike have a lot in common – they are cool, smart and unapologetically street-wise and tough. But even more, they share a deep, fraternal relationship and are always there for each...
Under California labor law, employees must be paid overtime rates time and a half for any hours worked over eight hours in a day and 40 hours in a week.
CBS Television Studios has informed assistants that it is retroactively cutting their hours for the week of March 22-28 and cutting hours for March 29 to April 4 as media companies are looking to tighten their budgets amid the coronavirus economic fallout.
"I just received notice that starting this week week ending 4/4/20 everyone will get 40 hours even if you have an OT approval letter," an analyst in development finance at CBS Television Studios in Los Angeles wrote assistants in an email on Tuesday morning. "As for your OT worked last week week ending 3/28/20, all your hours will be reduced to 52." Many assistants, who tend to be hourly employees, regularly work at least 60 hours per week and depend on overtime rates for their livelihoods.
"Till further notice, starting week ending 4/4/20, all timecards should be turned in with ONLY 40 hrs.," a production coordinator added in an email also sent on Tuesday. "Any hours passed will not be approved and will be returned to you for adjustment. No overtime will be approved even with an approval letter attached."
The emails, first surfaced in a tweet by showrunner's assistant Olga Lexell, were confirmed with multiple assistant sources by The Hollywood Reporter. CBS has not yet commented on the memo.
Under California labor law, employees must be paid overtime rates time and a half for any hours worked over eight hours in a day and 40 hours in a week. Employees must even be paid for unauthorized overtime; however, an employee can be disciplined for exceeding internal overtime rules. Employees who are not paid for overtime they have worked are eligible to file a wage claim with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
"Under California law, hourly employees must be paid for all time worked. Period. If they work overtime, they must be paid for that overtime. Period. Whether or not CBS wants people to stop working overtime, they still must pay any overtime actually worked under current law," labor lawyer Kevin Ruf, a partner at Los Angeles' Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, who argued California's Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court on behalf of delivery drivers, wrote in a statement when apprised of the situation.
"We're very upset and discussing amongst ourselves what to do. I know that group of assistants is being created as we speak to discuss how we'll handle it," one CBS assistant source tells THR. "We collectively don't believe that the people who sent the emails are the ones who made the decision, they're just the messengers for a decision that was made further up the food chain."
"My coworker and I called each other in tears this morning, wondering what we could...