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TVLine Items: Good Wife Fave Is Happyish, Svu's New Detective & More

9 December 2014 11:28 AM, PST | | See recent news »

A Good lawyer is getting Happyish.

Emmy winner Carrie Preston (The Good Wife, True Blood) has landed a recurring role in the Showtime comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Happyish is a described as “a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.” It stars British thesp Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn (Transparent, Parks and Recreation), as well as Ellen Barkin and Bradley Whitford.

Preston will play a Senior Account Director who must find a way to reinvent herself or lose her job. »

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Syfy to Air Continuum's Fourth, Final and Shortened Season

8 December 2014 5:40 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Continuum‘s future has been revealed: The Rachel Nichols-led time-travel drama will return for a fourth and final season.

The final six episodes, which will debut on Canada’s Showcase network in 2015, will air stateside on Syfy.

Nichols took to Twitter on Monday to confirm the news for fans:

The rumor is true: #Continuum gets a final, fourth season. Six episodes to be shot this spring and air in 2015…

— Mrs. Rachel Kershaw (@RachelNichols1) December 9, 2014

Set in Vancouver, Continuum stars Nichols as Kiera Cameron, a cop from 2077 who is transported to the present day and attempts to stop a terrorist »

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Syfy, Man of Steel Scribe Eye Superman Prequel About Kal-El's Grandpa

8 December 2014 4:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Superman’s gramps?

Syfy is developing the one-hour drama series Krypton, about The Man of Steel’s grandfather, the network has announced.

The prequel project — which is executive-produced by David S. Goyer (Constantine, Da Vinci’s Demons, Man of Steel) and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward) — centers on the superhero’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton during a time when the House of El was shamed and ostracized.

Goldberg will pen the pilot.

Are you excited for this newest foray into the Superman mythology? »

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Jane the Virgin Preview: Michael's Heartache, Petra the Kidnapper & More

23 November 2014 9:42 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Jane the Virgin isn’t the only one who has some explaining to do — in particular, to her disapproving mother — after last week’s jump from fiancé Michael to baby daddy Rafael.

Michael may need to justify his actions after he makes a surprising attempt at getting over his ex in Monday’s episode (The CW, 9/8c), while Petra finds herself in a tricky situation that will definitely require some damage control.

Read on for scoop on Petra’s criminal behavior, Michael and Rafael’s mounting tension and Xo and Rogelio’s drunken night out.

How Do You Mend A Broken Heart? »

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Ellen Barkin to guest on Showtime's 'Happyish'

21 November 2014 2:34 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Another familiar face is joining the pilot of Showtime's Happyish, a series that was originally set to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. (A pilot featuring Hoffman in the show's lead role was filmed in 2013; the network has replaced Hoffman with Steve Coogan in its new iteration of Happyish.) The pilot's latest addition: Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Ellen Barkin, seen most recently on the small screen as The New Normal's staunchly right-wing, completely politically incorrect grandmother. Showtime says that Barkin will be playing Dani Kirschenbloom, "a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Coogan). Dani harbors no illusions about the advertising industry, »

- Hillary Busis

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TVLine Items: Happyish Ellen Barkin, Revenge and Mentalist News & More

21 November 2014 1:21 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Ellen Barkin‘s new normal is to be Happyish.

The New Normal actress has joined Showtime’s half-hour pilot, starring British thesp Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn (Transparent, Parks and Recreation).

The project — which went from series order back to the pilot stage after its original leading man, Philip Seymour Hoffman, passed away — is a described as “a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.”

Barkin will guest-star in the pilot as a headhunter who works closely with Coogan’s character.

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Showtime's 'Happyish' Adds Ellen Barkin

21 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Showtime's Happyish is adding a philosopher. The New Normal alum Ellen Barkin has boarded the comedy starring Steve Coogan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Happyish is a dark examination of the pursuit of happiness. Coogan stars as Thom Payne, whose new bosses are half his age. Bradley Whitford plays Jonathan, Thom's mentor and boss who is an advertising legend whose success is due in equal parts to his creative genius and his moral cravenness. Kathryn Hahn returns to star as Thom's wife. Barkin will guest-star in the pilot as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom. The character harbors no

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Ellen Barkin Books Guest Role in Showtime’s ‘Happyish’ Pilot

21 November 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ellen Barkin has nabbed a guest spot in Showtime’s comedy pilot “Happyish.”

Barkin will play Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan). Dani harbors no illusions about the advertising industry, or life, and is described as “the sardonic prophet-philosopher of the project.”

Barkin’s last regular television role was on NBC’s “The New Normal,” and she has also appeared on “Modern Family.”

Happyish” is billed as a scathing examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place. Filming on the half-hour pilot is set to begin next month in New York.

The series is created, written and executive produced by author Shalom Auslander. Ken Kwapis will executive produce and direct the pilot. Kwapis’ producing partner Alexandra Beattie will co-executive producer under their In Cahoots banner.

Happyish” also stars Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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New Mom Scarlett Johansson Enjoys a Rare Night Out With Kelly Ripa, Gwyneth Paltrow and More—See the Pics!

17 November 2014 12:43 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Scarlett Johansson enjoyed a night out on the town with her fiancé Romain Dauriac at the reopening of the Beverly Hills Palm restaurant over the weekend. The two parents flew in from New York City and spent the evening dancing and enjoying the swanky eatery alongside Kelly Ripa and her hubby Mark Consuelos. In several snapshots, ScarJo is shown posing with her pals in a short little black dress with glasses on. The actress is still rocking her short hairdo and proudly showed off her post-baby bod next to Ellen Barkin. And they weren't the only famous blondes in the building. Gwyneth Paltrow was also spotted rubbing shoulders with her Glee co-star Chord Overstreet throughout the »

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Adam Sandler walks a mile as Dustin Hoffman in 'The Cobbler' trailer

13 November 2014 6:28 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

You know the expression, "You don’t really know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes"? That's the inspiration for writer/director Tom McCarthy's new movie, The Cobbler. Adam Sandler plays a fourth-generation shoe repairman whose sad-sack life gets a jolt when he discovers a family heirloom that literally makes the maxim his reality—just sliding his feet into a customer's shoes transforms him into different people, opening up opportunities he might never pursue on his own. Dustin Hoffman co-stars as Sandler's dad, and the cast also includes Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Fruitvale Station's Melonie Diaz, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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‘The Cobbler’ Trailer: Adam Sandler’s Credo Is ‘If The Shoe Fits…’

12 November 2014 9:30 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Here’s the first trailer for the Adam Sandler fable that Image Entertainment picked up at Toronto. He stars as a fourth-generation NYC shoe cobbler who discovers that when he uses his old sewing machines, he becomes the people whose shoes he is repairing. Complications ensue. The cast of the Voltage-backed pic also includes Method Man, Dustin Hoffman, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin and Steve Buscemi. Director Thomas McCarthy co-wrote the script with Paul Sado.


- The Deadline Team

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Trailer for Adam Sandler's The Cobbler Comedy

12 November 2014 8:17 PM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "The Cobbler" comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Method Man, Melonie Diaz, Ellen Barkin, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi. Check it out below. Plot: Sandler plays a shoe repair man who suddenly finds himself with the ability to literally walk in other people's shoes; he can metaphysically step into their lives for a certain period of time. "The Cobbler" is directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor). A release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »

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Trailer for Adam Sandler's Magical Shoe Movie The Cobbler

12 November 2014 4:03 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It looks like Adam Sandler has actually made a decent film worth watching. It's been awhile. We have a trailer for his upcoming film called The Cobbler in which he plays a shoe repairman who just isn't happy with his life, that is until he comes across a magical sewing machine in his shop basement. The shoes that Sandler's character repairs with this machine give him the ability to live in the body of the original owners of the shoes. It may sound silly, and the trailer may come off as a bit odd, but that's what I like about it, and I can see the potential.

The Cobbler is a warm and character-driven comedy that plays to the strengths of Adam Sandler’s and Thomas McCarthy's most commercial successes. Sandler plays a 4th generation shoe-maker who discovers a magical sewing machine in his father’s basement that allows »

- Joey Paur

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The Cobbler Trailer: Adam Sandler Is Literally Walking in Other People's Shoes

12 November 2014 2:52 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Adam Sandler is taking on the wide world of shoe repair with his new comedy, The Cobbler. Like in 2006's Click, Sandler plays a regular Joe whose life changes when he encounters some inexplicable magic. This time, he's a shoe cobbler who discovers that when he puts on his clients' shoes, he turns into them. Obviously he's still the same guy on the inside, but on the outside, he looks like whoever the shoes belong to. There are things I like about this, like Dustin Hoffman as Sandler's father, and things I don't, like Dustin Hoffman playing Adam Sandler playing his own father to have dinner with his mother. Did you follow that? Steve Buscemi, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Ellen Barkin, and Method Man all costar. The Cobbler doesn't yet have a release date, but you can watch the trailer below. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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'The Cobbler' Trailer: Adam Sandler Becomes Someone Else

12 November 2014 2:52 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Tom McCarthy's The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler, premiered at Tiff earlier this year. And while it failed to garner positive buzz, the new International trailer is quite charming. Check it out.

Also written by McCarthy, who gave us The Visitor and The Station Agent, The Cobbler blends comedy, drama and fantasy and follows Sandler's leading man as he learns that he has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs. Dustin Hoffman, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz and Dan Stevens also star.

The trailer shows Sandler living a miserable life as a shoe-repair guy. Then one day, Method Man shows up with some cool shoes, and soon Sandler discovers a magical shoe-repairing machine that allows him to become someone else when he slips into their shoes. (What do you know, someone decided to make a movie about that old saying, »

- Laura Frances

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Trailer For Adam Sandler's The Cobbler

12 November 2014 2:01 PM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

A dramatic Adam Sandler role is a rare and wonderful thing, the actor delivering his best work when asked to tone his comedic persona way down. He is flexing this dramatic muscle again with The Cobbler, playing a fourth generation shoe maker who finds a way out of his humdrum everyday existence when he discovers the ability to live the lives of the person whose shoes he wears. Coming from The Station Agent and The Visitor writer/director Tom McCarthy, The Cobbler promises to be a heart warming fantasy blending comedy and drama in delightful ways, with Sandler getting fine support from Dustin Hoffman, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin, Chris 'Method Man' Smith, and Steve Buscemi. Released: 10th April 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ ? (U.S.) »

- (Tom White)

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The Cobbler Trailer: Adam Sandler Has Magic Shoes in Thomas McCarthy’s Fantastical Drama

12 November 2014 1:07 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The first international trailer for director Thomas McCarthy’s (The Station Agent) fantasy drama The Cobbler has been released online, and it’s certainly something.  The film stars Adam Sandler as a disillusioned shoe repairman who happens upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see things from their perspective.  The project had a lot of promise given McCarthy’s resume (Win Win, The Visitor) and Sandler's return to more dramatic material, but it premiered to almost astoundingly bad reviews at Tiff and this trailer makes it look like one of those joke movies from Funny People.  Obviously the premise is tricky to pull off in a convincing manner, but boy does this look like a misfire.  That probably explains why it still hasn’t acquired domestic distribution. Watch the first The Cobbler trailer for yourself after the jump, and check out »

- Adam Chitwood

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First Trailer For Adam Sandler Dramedy The Cobbler Packs A Nostalgic Punch

12 November 2014 12:53 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Former funnyman Adam Sandler’s career spikes every few years or so. Making a name for himself through a string of genuinely funny flicks in the ’90s, he has recently settled into a malaise of terrible comedies (Grown Ups, Jack And Jill) that ensure he’ll never have to worry about bills ever again. Then, out of the blue he’ll deliver a corking performance (Punch Drunk Love) that hints at a sterling actor lurking beneath his shouty curmudgeon persona. The question is, which Sandler should we expect from The Cobbler?

For Thomas McCarthy’s latest, Sandler plays New York cobbler Max. A happy-go-lucky sort, he longs for more adventure in his life. Lo and behold, at that precise moment of realisation, he stumbles across a magical totem that enables him to slot into the lives of his customers. Yes, a clever play on stepping into someone else’s shoes. »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch: Adam Sandler Wears Life Changing Shoes In First Trailer For 'The Cobbler'

12 November 2014 12:13 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It hasn't been a great year for Adam Sandler. His comedy "Blended" opened in third place and barely made back its budget domestically, and his attempts at drama were not well received. Despite a fine turn in Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children," the internet panic movie had one of the worst wide release expansions of the year, and his team up with Thomas McCarthy for the fantastical "The Cobbler" was met with scorching reviews at Tiff (read ours). But the first trailer for the latter has landed, and you get a sense of what it delivers. Featuring Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz, Method Man, and Ellen Barkin, the story follows a lowly, lonely cobbler who one day discovers that when he uses a magic stitching machine, and steps into the shoes he repairs, he takes on the identity of the people they belong to. This leads to comic hijinks, life lessons, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The trailer for The Cobbler presents an Adam Sandler movie worth seeing

12 November 2014 7:57 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

I don't usually do this, but I want you to read the synopsis first for The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Clifford Smith (aka Method Man), Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, and Steve Buscemi before I say anything else about the movie. Sandler to exhibit his endearing and selfless boyish charm, taking him on a voyage of self-discovery and learning the importance of family via the magic of .walking a mile in another man.s shoes.. A journey that results not only in changing himself, »

- Alex Maidy

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