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Fans have now have a few less chances to spend some quality time with Seth McFarlane's "Dads." Fox has revealed that the back-nine order they gave the controversial freshman comedy in October will be trimmed by three episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The move brings the series' total first season order to 19 episodes. "Dads" stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi. The network is reportedly re-examining its crowded midseason schedule (which also features "The Following," "Rake" and "Enlisted"), as both "Dads" and second-year comedy "The Mindy Project" were recently shelved for midseason. As a replacement for the two Tuesday shows, the network will »
- HitFix Staff
Fox has set the order for its first-season comedy, "Dads," and it's not too promising. The sitcom will have a Season 1 consisting of 19 episodes, three short of a standard full season. No reason for the specific order number has been released.
In October, Fox announced a full-season pickup for "Dads" but did not specify how many episodes that meant. Now, according to Deadline, there will be only six episodes to add to the original 13. The final episodes for the comedy are set to air on Feb. 4 and 11. "Glee" will move to that timeslot for the rest of the regular season.
"Dads" is a multi-camera comedy focusing on the relationships between two thirty-something men and their overbearing fathers. Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Peter Riegert and Martin Mull star in the series. Created by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild (the producers of the movie, "Ted"), "Dads" has mostly been critically reviled. »
Fox dropped its back-nine order for Tuesday night comedy “Dads” to a back-six, essentially making Season 1 a 19-episode run instead of full 22. The network explained that it has other comedies launching midseason and simply does not have room on the schedule to fulfill its original intention. Fox had ordered 13 episodes of the Seth Green/Giovanni Ribisi comedy, later expanding to a full 22-episode season. Also read: Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ to Get 2-Hour Finale But “Dads” has not done well in the ratings in its initial year, struggling to find an audience at 8 p.m. There was also controversy before the show even. »
- Tony Maglio
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...
The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.
From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.
As ever, we've travelled far outside the »
Odd List Simon Brew 22 Nov 2013 - 06:34
Ben Affleck's enjoyed a career resurgence as well as internet ire of late. Here's a look at a few of his underappreciated films...
Ben Affleck doesn't need us. He's got a directorial career of three strong movies from three outings. He has a movie star spouse. He has two Oscars, one for both his downstairs and upstairs toilet, and he gets to tell his kids that he's Batman without having to lie. Furthermore, it's scary to think how good the boxset of his directorial work is going to be in 30 years' time.
But the resurgence of the Affleck, culminating in his Best Picture winning movie Argo, and his casting as Batman in Batman Vs Superman, overlooks the fact that his CV is hardly short of really good films, really good choices, and some really good performances. Whilst most of the press he's »
Kids. Such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape or Reservoir Dogs before it, and such as Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine and Fruitvale Station after it, Larry Clark & Harmony Korine’s seminal film is forever connected in “spirit” to the lieu where it received its secret midnight premiere screening in 1995. The Sundance Film Festival might be known as the birthplace of U.S indie filmmaking innovation, avant-gardism, a larger definition of the low budgeted film response to Hollywood in not only narrative but in the non-fiction form, but it is a festival made strong by its renewal and familiarity. That close acquaintanceness exists in Kids‘ starlets Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny filmography/career path trajectory and connection to Park City (both have several indie films slated for ’14 – of which I’ve included in our predictions list) and it is that “familiarity” that is visibly noticeable in how I map out my annual predictions list. »
- Eric Lavallee
Another great week for the streaming services with some good watches from this year, last year, the year before and about ten or twenty years back. I struggle to believe we can keep up this kind of momentum and variety until Christmas but we will see what happens. At the moment this column is just a pleasure to write due to the variety of stuff available.
One thing that has amazed me this week is how a worthy and quite brilliant drama like Disconnect can just squeak out on to streaming with so little fanfare. Have things really changed that much? Is relevant, timely cinema worthy of discussion made independently really such an off-putting thing to studios and distributors? A few years back when the Mubi service was introduced on the PlayStation Network, it threatened to give us free and pay per view independent cinema that you couldn’t see anywhere else. »
- Chris Holt
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard quietly got married recently, but rather than throw a typical, huge wedding, they headed to City Hall and let a justice of the peace do the honors. Turns out it's not entirely uncommon among the stars. The Frisky rounds up nine more celebrity couples who did the same. A sampling: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren wed at the Beverly Hills courthouse in 2008; Alba was pregnant and wore her hair in a simple ponytail. Agyness Deyn married Giovanni Ribisi at the Los Angeles County Registrar—and very few people even knew they were together. Marilyn »
- Evann Gastaldo
Starring Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull, and Peter Riegert, Dads debuted to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.76 million viewers. The sitcom lost more than 30% of its audience in week two but seems to have stabilized and even show signs of growth.
Last week, Fox's other new sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, received a full season order and truthfully isn't doing much better.
What do you think? Are you hoping that Fox ordered more episodes of Dads? Do you think the show is as bad as some people say it is?
Update: Fox did it. »
We're going to be seeing more of Dads on Fox.
The sitcom, which met with harsh reviews from a number of critics since it's debut, is still managing to attract an audience, so much so that Fox today granted the freshman sitcom its back nine-episode order for a full 22-episode first season.
The series, created by Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild (Ted, Family Guy) and Exec Produced by Seth MacFarlane and Mike Scully, stars Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green as adult men who end up sharing their home and work lives with their overbearing fathers, played by Peter Riegert and Martin Mull.
“Fox has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, in a Fox press release today. “With Dads, we have an asset that we can grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing where the fantastic »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Halterman)
Despite widespread critical dislike for the sitcom, which focuses on two 30-something guys dealing with their irritating and impossible-to-ignore fathers, "Dads" has apparently brought in the numbers that Fox wanted to see.
"Fox has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time," said Kevin Reilly, the chairman of entertainment at Fox. "With 'Dads,' we have an asset that we can grow, and we're looking forward to seeing where the fantastic cast and the creative minds of Seth, Alec, Mike and Wellesley take us the rest of the season."
As for those numbers, "Dads" is one of the top 10 new series among men in the 18-34 demo. It is also a top-10 comedy for both men »
Add one more series to the list of Fall TV successes! Fox has picked up Dads for a full season, giving it 22 episodes. The news comes after the Seth Green/Giovanni Ribisi comedy had been on the air for several weeks and a week after Fox announced pickup for one of its other new shows of the season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You can see what else has been renewed or canceled, and in the meantime, let us know if you're surprised by the Dads news or not! »
- Shannon Vestal
The order for the 20th Century Fox TV comedy had been expected, especially after Fox renewed its other new Tuesday comedy “Brooklyn Nine Nine” last week. “Dads,” which stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two guys who live with their oddball fathers (Martin Mull and Peter Riegert), is notable for being the net’s first multi-camera comedy in years.
“Dads” has so far delivered only modest numbers in the lead-off 8 p.m. slot. But its delayed-viewing stats are respectable and the show is a draw with young men. For its first three telecasts, “Dads” has drawn 14.7 million viewers when DVR, VOD and streaming numbers are factored in with its live ratings.
In its most recent outing, “Dads” delivered 3.6 million viewers and 1.4 rating/4 share in adults 18- »
- Cynthia Littleton
The freshman comedy “Dads,” which counts “Family Guy” honcho Seth McFarlane among its executive producers, has received an order for an additional nine episodes, bringing its full episode order up to 22 by Fox. The series, which stars Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull and Peter Riegert, aso counts Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild — writers of MacFarlane’s 2012 big-screen comedy “Ted” — among its executive producers. Also read: ‘Dads’ Not Dead, Fox Orders 6 More Scripts “Fox has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” Fox’s chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly said of the pickup. “With »
- Tim Kenneally
The dads will be around until May! Fox announced that it has ordered an additional nine episodes of Dads, bringing the total order to 22 for the sitcom’s first, fairly high-profile season.
Fox says the comedy that stars Martin Mull, Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green is one of the top 10 new series among men 18-34, men 18-49 and women 18-34. It is averaging a 2.2 rating/7 share among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.
- Lynette Rice
"They are still writing it. I think Jim is building the ship to Pandora to be honest. We are going to start this time next year and we will do two, three and four. I'll be grateful if it finishes."
Back in August, we reported that Avatar director James Cameron hired Josh Friedman to write Avatar 2, with Shane Salerno (Savages) and the Rise of the Planet of the Apes writing team of Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver writing Avatar 3 and Avatar 4.
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are expected to reprise their roles from Avatar, although no other cast members have been officially announced. James Cameron is also producing with Jon Landau, through their Lightstorm Entertainment company.
Avatar 2 comes to »
Fox has released a new poster for its sadly still-airing sitcom, "Dads." It's probably unintentional, but the poster might sum up the experience for viewers of the show: boredom, changing the channel and contemplating suicide.
After pretty much universally negative reviews, Fox has been insisting that its comedy -- which wastes the talent of actors like Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull and Peter Riegert -- is merely "irreverent" instead of "bad" or "offensive."
Whether that's working or not, the new poster reinforces the more negative viewpoint. In it, we see the two dads (Mull and Riegert) looking kind of grumpy on a couch. Mull is in the act of changing the channel. Their two sons stand behind them. Ribisi looks like he would like to be absolutely anywhere but where he is. Green, meanwhile, seems to be trying to hang himself.
Fox orders six more scripts for "Dads."
On Saturday, Disney revealed the first look at the Avatar attraction Inside Disney World Resort's Animal Kingdom with a series of concept art illustrations. Today, the studio has unveiled the behind-the-scenes video that was shown at D23 Expo Japan, which includes Avatar director James Cameron and Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde talking about this interactive experience and showing off what fans can expect when this theme park exhibit opens to the public. Avatar Land is slated to debut 2017, with construction starting before year's end.
Avatar was released December 18th, 2009 and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso. The film is directed by James Cameron. »
Announced September 20, 2011, Disney Parks is finally ready to show off some of the concept art behind their grand scale Avatar attraction, which will be coming to Walt Disney World Resort's Animal Kingdom. Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs revealed this exclusive first look while attending Disney's D23 summit in Japan. Check out this never-before-sene art work, along with a photo of Avatar creator James Cameron going over a scale model of the attraction, which will include floating mountains, a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants and a sky riding Banshee.
Here's what Tom Staggs had to say about the Avatar experience.
"From the moment Avatar was released, people were captivated by the mythical world of Pandora. When we announced that we'd be working with James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to bring this world to life in our parks, we felt certain that this partnership and combination of talent »
This isn't a renewal or full-season pick-up yet, but extra scripts mean that Fox is planning to keep the show around for at least a little while longer. Could "Dads" end up with a full season on the network?
It's still hard to say on that one. The show hasn't been doing that well in ratings -- this past week's episode got 3.1 million viewers and a 1.3 in the demo (according to EW.com). And it's not like Fox won't give early pick-ups and renewals to those shows that are doing great. "Sleepy Hollow" is a perfect example of this.
Still, the extra script order is a good sign for the longevity of "Dads," a far better sign than the show has had so far in its short and notorious run. »
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