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‘This Is Us’ Super Bowl commercial desperately wants to convince you Crock-Pots are innocent

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Milo still uses Crock-Pots, people.

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Warning: Spoilers for the second season of This Is Us ahead.

This Is Damage Control at its FINEST.

You’ve probably heard by now, but during its last episode NBC’s This Is Us revealed that a faulty Crock-Pot is what started the fire that potentially kills everyone’s favorite TV dad, Jack Pearson.

Since then, despite many attempts (and a newly created Twitter account) to convince everyone its products are safe and reliable, Crock-Pot’s brand name has been dragged through the mud and fans are boycotting the slow cookers.

As the PR fire continues to burn bright for the brand, they’ve enlisted the help of Jack Pearson himself — played by Milo Ventimiglia — to help clear Crock-Pot’s name before the Super Bowl.

On Saturday morning, This Is Us released a hilarious, dramatic promo with Crock-Pot on all of its online platforms. Titled, “A Special Message from This Is Us,” the minute-long video shows Milo Ventimiglia, dressed as Jack Pearson ON SET, giving us all some sage, pre-Super Bowl dad advice.

“The big game is fast approaching and for many of us this day brings an opportunity to gather with friends and family, loved ones that we don’t get to see all that often,” Milo said.

“But in 2018 gathering with friends and family is, well it’s not as easy as what it used to be, you know, the country’s divided and sometimes that can make it tough to find common ground,” the star explained while pouring himself a glass of fruit-infused water, taking a single sip, and then coolly chucking the cup aside.

“This year, this year I think we should all take a deep breath, find the ability to forgive and remind ourselves there is no difference so great that we can’t overcome it.”

That’s deep as hell Milo — are you talking about mending family feuds? Casting aside political opinions? NOPE.

*CAMERA CUTS TO BRAND SPANKING NEW SILVER CROCK-POT ON FOOD TABLE*

He’s talking about forgiving CROCK-POT.

After these words of wisdom Milo, or Jack, or who even knows at this point proceeds to make amends with the appliance that burned his fictional house to the ground by scooping himself a nice bowl of chili with a side of forgiveness.

The screen then goes dark, revealing Crock-Pot’s logo and the hashtag #CROCKPOTISINNOCENT.

#CROCKPOTISINNOCENT

Shortly after the backlash started to hit, show-runner Dan Fogelman went on Twitter to remind viewers the Crock-Pot that burned the Pearson house down was old and faulty.

Crock-Pot thanked him for attempting to clear that brand’s name, even offering to send him a slow cooker (which for all we know is the one featured in this promo) to test himself.

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‘The Romanoffs’ trailer stars so many familiar faces: Watch

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The Romanov royal family is probably best known at this point for being executed while imprisoned during the Russian revolution in 1918. But nowadays everyone likes to claim they’re a relative, according to this trailer for The Romanoffs.

The new show, spearheaded by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, features a really, really big cast of people including Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery. The show will tell eight stories of potential Romanov relatives and the people around them, with characters spanning multiple continents. Undoubtedly there will be some crossover at some point, which sound a little Game of Thrones-y in setup.

The Romanoffs spins onto Amazon Prime Video Oct. 12.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/08/14/the-romanoffs-trailer/

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Chris Rock is set to star in ‘Fargo’ Season 4, premiering in 2019

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Madison McGaw/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9702548b) Chris Rock Governors Ball, Day 3, New York, USA – 03 Jun 2018

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“Fargo has Chris Rock booked to star in its upcoming fourth season, but that’s not even the exciting part.

Season 4 of the time-hopping anthology series shifts the setting to the seedy underbelly of Kansas City, Missouri during the 1950s. Rock is set to play the head of an African-American crime family who takes on an unusual challenge.

In a bid to foster peace between Rock’s crew and a rival Italian syndicate, the leaders of the two factions hash out a deal: They’ll swap sons. To keep the peace, Rock and his Italian counterpart trade their eldest sons with each intending to raise the child as their own.

The unusual situation takes an unexpected turn when the Italian mob boss dies on the operating table during a routine surgery. What happens from there will remain a mystery for now, but unnamed FX execs described Season 4 as a story of “immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money” at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday (h/t Variety).

Rock, a self-professed Fargo fan, said that he “can’t wait to work with [showrunner Noah Hawley].”

The fourth season of Fargo is set to start shooting sometime in 2019, with the Season 4 premiere expected to arrive at a later point in the same year……………”

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First ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ teaser is absolutely world-ending

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Calling all nightmare collectors and scream queens. It is time to reconvene—American Horror Story: Apocalypse is nearly upon us.

If you still have the resounding failure that was AHS: Cult freshly seared into memory, you may be hesitant to check back into Ryan Murphy’s hellscape anthology. Luckily, the first teaser for Season 8 features a promising return to the dark and twisty… minus the Cheetos.

Per tradition, the teaser doesn’t reveal much beyond the established apocalyptic theme. However, the overall atmosphere, graphics, and anachronistic soundtrack are giving strong Murder House vibes. And that makes sense considering the confirmed Murder House and Coven crossover set to unfold this season.

With the return of series’ favorite Jessica Lange announced late last week, the horror narrative’s inaugural foray into a single universe seems primed to dazzle. But AHS fans have been burned before… In the words of the illustrious Constance Langdon, “Don’t make me kill you again.”

American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, September 12 on FX.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/08/06/american-horror-story-apocalypse-teaser-1/

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