Oscar and Emmy winner Patricia Arquette plays overprotective mother Dee Dee Blanchard in “The Act,” the five-part true crime drama that chronicles her disturbing relationship with daughter Gypsy Rose (Joey King) that led to murder. Despite Arquette’s presence, it’ll be hard for the series to out-shock the 2017 HBO documentary on the same subject, “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” directed by Minneapolis native Erin Lee Carr.
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Baby on board
The audience for “Amy Schumer: Growing” roars when the pregnant comic lifts her top to reveal Band-Aids over her belly button. “That’s more than you bargained for, right?” she says. Not really. Schumer is sweeter than usual in this Chicago-taped special, especially when cooing over her new husband. But she’s still at her most memorable when delivering shock to her flock.
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The “Step Up” franchise has lasted longer than the marriage of its initial stars. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan may have divorced last year, but they both remain executive producers for the second season of “Step Up: High Water.” The series still features students at a high-pressure dance school, but much of the early action is centered around the performance of Ne-Yo, who appears to be auditioning to take Louis Gossett Jr.’s place in a reboot of “An Officer and a Gentleman.”
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