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Your Family or Mine: Cancelled by TBS; No Season Two

26 October 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last week, TBS cancelled their Clipped TV show after one season. It turns out that there won't be a second season of their Your Family or Mine sitcom either. It's also been cancelled.

Your Family or Mine revolves around a married couple in Seattle, Kelli (Kat Foster) and Oliver Weston (Kyle Howard). They and their two children alternate visits between their respective parents and in-laws, all of whom are quite unique. The rest of the extended family members are played by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Danny Comden, Andrew Less, Angela Kinsey, Ed Begley Jr., Cynthia Stevenson, and Stephanie Hunt.



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Your Family or Mine

26 October 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: TBS

Episodes: 10 (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: April 7, 2015 -- June 9, 2015

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Kyle Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Danny Comden, Andrew Less, Angela Kinsey, Kat Foster, Ed Begley Jr., Cynthia Stevenson, and Stephanie Hunt.

TV show description:      

Based on an Israeli comedy, this TV show revolves around different sides of a young couple's extended family. After all, when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.

The show follows a married couple in Seattle, Kelli (Kat Foster) and Oliver Weston (Kyle Howard), as they and their two children alternate visits between their respective parents and in-laws.



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‘Blunt Talk’ Sneak Peek: Patrick Stewart Gets Serious About Dementia (Exclusive Video)

3 October 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Starz comedy “Blunt Talk” takes a somber turn on Saturday night’s episode, with Patrick Stewart‘s character, erratic British newscaster Walter Blunt, helping his executive producer Rosalie (played by Jacki Weaver) come to grips with  a disturbing possibility involving her husband Teddy (Ed Begley Jr.) In a clip from tonight’s episode, Blunt attempts to persuade Rosalie to face facts about her husband, despite her reluctance. “You have to face up to what’s going on,” Blunt says. “I’m going to say this straight out. Is Teddy showing signs of dementia?” Also Read: 'Blunt Talk' Creator Reveals »

- Tim Kenneally

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Collins' Sex Novels Have Enjoyed Unexpectedly Few Film Versions (The Stud, The Bitch)

21 September 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex »

- Andre Soares

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Casting 'Clown Car '16, the Movie'

8 September 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Start with the title: Clown Car! may sound like the movie someone will inevitably make about the 2016 presidential campaign, but how about evoking those great Seventies wacky-journey films like Death Race 2000, Vanishing Point or Smokey and the Bandit?

When I raised the question on Twitter, suggestions included All the President's Wanna-Bes, Every Which Way But Left, Cannonball Rug, A Kochwork Orange and the subtly appropriate Hair.

All excellent ideas, and we may have to put the movie name to a separate vote. Right now, though, the more pressing question is »

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Jacki Weaver Learned Some Interesting New Sex Slang Filming 'Blunt Talk'

20 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Jacki Weaver is many things, among them a long-acclaimed stage and film actress in her home country of Australia, and more recently a two-time Academy Award nominee for her big screen turns in "Animal Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Even more immediately, she's newly conversant in the term "motorboating," thanks to her upcoming stint on the Starz comedy "Blunt Talk," created by "Bored to Death's" Jonathan Ames and executive produced by "Family Guy's" Seth MacFarlane.

An education in contemporary sex slang was just one of the reasons Weaver was compelled to take on the role of the supportive producer propping up a fraying-at-the-seams news anchor (Patrick Stewart), as the actress explained in a chat with Moviefone.

Moviefone: Obviously, things have been going well in the feature film side of your career, but I can see why you couldn't resist this series. What got its hooks into you about it? »

- Scott Huver

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Netflix Suiting Up to Distribute Christopher Guest's 'Mascots'

11 August 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Now Christopher Guest joins the Netflix conga line. Walking his way behind Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ricky Gervais, Chelsea Handler, Adam Sandler, the Wachowskis and Mark & Jay Duplass, just to name a few, the mockumentary actor-director has agreed to put Mascots, his first movie since 2006, on the streaming site according to Variety. In the past, the filmmaker already mocked dog shows, home town theater, the movie industry and folk and hair metal music before by making Best in Show, Waiting For Guffman, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and starring in /co-writing This is Spinal Tap, respectively, and with his latest faux documentary Guest takes the piss out of... mascot conventions. The movie, to debut sometime in 2016, takes audiences to the 8th World Mascot Association Championships as men and women compete to bring home the Gold Fluffy Award, the competition's top prize. The premise and concept aren't necessarily as universal »

- Will Ashton

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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

5 August 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills. »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar Winning Villain Performances

26 July 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The performance of an actor playing a villainous role can sometimes be the most interesting part of the film. This is an in-depth look at some of those performances which were awarded with an Oscar.

To get a good character in film, you have to develop that character. The audience needs to see the world through their eyes in order to understand their perspective and motivations. This is especially true with villains, which are arguably more difficult to develop than a traditional protagonist. Often times villains are given the short end of the characterization stick in any given film, which makes sense. It’s not easy making an action that could hurt or harm other people seem logical, so many films don’t put much effort into it. The audience recognizes a villain when they see one, and they know he is bad because of his actions, no matter how questionable they may be. »

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Television that Home Video Forgot: Jack & Bobby (2004)

11 July 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jack & Bobby

Showcase Inventory

Created by Greg Berlanti, Steven A. Cohen, Vanessa Taylor, Brad Meltzer

Produced by Shoe Money Productions, Berlanti-Lippell Productions, Warner Bros. Television

Aired on WB for 1 season (22 episodes) from September 12, 2004 – May 11, 2005


Christine Lahti as Professor Grace McCallister

Matt Long as Jack McCallister

Logan Lerman as Robert “Bobby” McCallister

Jessica Paré as Courtney Benedict

Edwin Hodge as Marcus Ride

John Slattery as Peter Benedict

Keri Lynn Pratt as Missy Belknap

Show Premise

When we look back on all of the great American Presidents of the past, one can’t help but wonder about their lives and what they are really like behind their exterior. What lessons did they learn that would make them capable of leading a nation? What if we could see those moments that would inform the kind of President they would become? What if we could watch their life happen with the hindsight of »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Your Family or Mine: Season One Ratings

11 June 2015 12:32 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

In the past several months, TBS cancelled or ended several of their original comedies -- Sullivan & Son, Ground Floor, and Cougar Town. Will Your Family or Mine survive to see a second season? Stay tuned to find out.

Your Family or Mine revolves around a married couple in Seattle, Kelli (Kat Foster) and Oliver Weston (Kyle Howard). They and their two children alternate visits between their respective parents and in-laws, all of whom are quite unique. The rest of the extended family members are played by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Danny Comden, Andrew Less, Angela Kinsey, Ed Begley Jr., Cynthia Stevenson, and Stephanie Hunt.



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A Brief (Pun Intended) History Of Lawyers In The Movies Part II

6 May 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies. Enjoy, and please refrain from suing us if you feel otherwise...

1. Devil’s Advocate (1997)

Keanu Reeves plays Kevin Lomax, a hot-shot young Florida lawyer who is all about climbing the ladder. When he gets an offer he can’t refuse from a high-powered New York firm, led by the legendary John Milton »

- The Hollywood

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'Your Family or Mine' star Kat Foster on the Myth of Romantic Chemistry

7 April 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Kyle Howard has made his "Your Family or Mine" co-star Kat Foster believe in love, or at least believe in on-screen chemistry. "I never totally bought the idea of 'chemistry,' like 'romantic chemistry.'" Foster told me. "I always thought like,'"Oh well if you’re a nice and sweet person with some kind of charm you can probably kind of have chemistry with anyone.' And I thought that for a while and then as we’ve shot the show I’ve started to buy chemistry because I truly feel that Kyle and I really have a genuine kind of simpatico that is actually very, very rare to find with someone you’re playing opposite." All together now: "Awww..." The conceit of "Your Family or Mine" is that Foster's Kelli and Howard's Oliver are married. Each episode alternates between the couple's interactions with her family -- »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Interview: 'Your Family or Mine' star Richard Dreyfuss on TV's draw - 'Money'

3 April 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Richard Dreyfuss doesn't need to play any reindeer games. An Oscar winner and one of the world's biggest movie stars for two decades, Dreyfuss has only periodically popped up on the big or small screens in recent years because he's been concentrating his efforts on overhauling the way American children are taught civics and serving as Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony's College in Oxford. While his recent credits have been sparse, I've talked to Dreyfuss several times in the past few years and the key is always to find what he wants to discuss, even if it isn't necessarily the project he's promoting.  So with the 2012 A&E adaptation of "Coma," it certainly wasn't "Coma," but it could have been the shift in interactions between actors and directors over the years and whether or not TV is more actor-friendly. With this winter's Sundance debut of "Zipper," it was the political backdrop to the thriller. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Elisabeth Shue & Jason Schwartzman to Guest Star on Starz’s ‘Blunt Talk’

5 March 2015 12:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elisabeth Shue and Jason Schwartzman are set to guest star on Starz’s upcoming comedy, “Blunt Talk,” the cabler announced Thursday.

The Patrick Stewart-starrer, centers around Walter Blunt (Stewart), a Brit who’s intent on taking over American cable news with his nightly cable news show, aptly titled “Blunt Talk.” Besieged by his network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, ex-wives and children, Blunt’s only support is the alcoholic manservant (Adrian Scarborough) he transplanted from the UK to join him in Los Angeles.

Shue and Schwartzman will both appear as possible guests on Blunt’s (Patrick Stewart) show.

Other guest stars for Season 1 include musician and actor Moby, Sharon Lawrence (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Trace Lysette (“Transparent”), Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Windell D. Middlebrooks (“Body Of Proof,” “Scrubs”) and Steve Valentine (“Anger Management”).

Alongside Stewart, Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) plays Rosalie, Blunt’s tough and motherly producer-manager; Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Ed Begley Jr., Sharon Lawrence & More Join Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Blunt Talk’

24 February 2015 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz's live-action comedy series Blunt Talk, from Seth MacFarlane and Bored To Death creator Jonathan Ames and Mrc, is building up its cast, adding several recurring and guest roles for the first season. Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, St. Elsewhere), Mary Holland (Silicon Valley, Parks And Recreation), Karan Soni (Safety Not Guaranteed, Betas) and Romany Malco (Think Like A Man, Top Five) have been cast in recurring roles on the series. Additionally musician and… »

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Patrick Stewart Comedy ‘Blunt Talk’ Casts Ed Begley Jr., Sharon Lawrence, Moby

24 February 2015 10:02 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Patrick Stewart‘s upcoming Starz comedy “Blunt Talk” has added a number of guest stars and recurring cast members, including “St. Elsewhere” alum Ed Begley Jr., “Weeds” veteran Romany Malco and musician Moby. Sharon Lawrence (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “NYPD Blue”) will also appear on the series, which is executive produced by “Family Guy” boss Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis. Also Read: Patrick Stewart Suits Up in First Look Still From Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Blunt Talk’ (Photos) The series, which is slated for a summer premiere, stars Stewart as Walter Blunt, a Brit intent on conquering the world of American cable. »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘Dark City’, while a bit uneven, serves as a fine introduction to Charlton Heston through noir

20 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Dark City

Written by John Meredyth Lucas and Larry Marcus

Directed by William Dieterle

U.S.A. 1950

Danny Haley (Charlton Heston) calmly walks along the big city sidewalk towards an as of yet unknown destination as the opening credits role. His serious gaze surveys the surrounding area. Moments later the viewer discovers what might have been troubling him as a police convoy raids a nearby building, smashing an illegal betting operation in the process. Danny successfully found refuge across the street, but he and his partners in crime Barney (Ed Begley) and Augie (Jack Webb) are out for the count as far as making quick cash is concerned. Down and out, that is, until they make the acquaintance of army veteran Arthur Winant (Don DeFore) who looks to be loaded and ready to spend big bucks while in town. A fixed card game sees the unsuspecting Arthur hand over a sizable sum via check… »

- Edgar Chaput

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Matt Groening Blasts Fred Armisen's Bootleg 'Simpsons' Shirt on 'Portlandia'

12 February 2015 1:42 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Spyke, the cantankerous bike messenger played by Fred Armisen on Portlandia is forced to eat the shorts of justice when Simpsons creator, and Portland native, Matt Groening takes him to court over bootleg Bart Simpson T-shirts in a new clip taken from an episode of the IFC show airing Thursday night at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.

The knock-off dud in question boasts the wonderfully awful ska pun "Bart Ska-mpson" along with a crude drawing of Bart skanking and proclaiming, "I'm a rudeboy!" After some confusion over the pronunciation of "Ska-mpson »

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Portlandia Renewed For Two More Seasons

10 February 2015 12:46 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I knew you think you’re a fan of the best show on television, but unless you mean Portlandia, you’re just fooling yourself.

Well, I may be caught up in the excitement, and thus prone to overstating things a bit, But!

It is certainly one of the best shows on (and I mean the top three or four), and this is a good time to commit yourself to it, and binge the previous season, because you know it will be around.

The Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein show has always stood out as not only hilarious, but inventive, and frequently uncomfortable. As the seasons have moved on, we’ve gotten a fascinating look at the characters that hail from the soggy northwest, without sacrificing any of the genius behind the show.

Stay tuned, another few weeks, and more seasons may get ordered.

courtesy IFC


IFC Renews Hit Comedy for »

- Marc Eastman

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