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FX has given a series order to "Baskets," a new comedy from the creative all-star team of Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. But don't get too invested in "Baskets," because its premiere is a mighty long way away. Seemingly the "Shakes the Clown" for the 21st Century, "Baskets" focuses on a Bakersfield, California resident named Chip Baskets (Galifianakis), who dreams of becoming a professional clown. When things go wrong at a prestigious French clowning academy, he's forced to make ends meet as a rodeo clown, while never giving up his true lofty aspirations. "Baskets" will begin production next year, but the 10-episode first season won't premiere until 2016. "Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show," blurbs Eric Schrier, half of FX's two-headed President of Original Programming team with Nick Grad. "To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious »
- Daniel Fienberg
Movie news and the NFL are converging in a fun way with the upcoming release of “Draft Day.” The film will be available on Digital HD Aug. 19, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View Aug. 29 and Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) Sept. 2. “Draft Day” stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliot, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Chadwick Boseman, Ellen Burstyn, Tom Welling and Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and is directed by Ivan Reitman from a script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. The film was made in exclusive partnership with the NFL, including unprecedented access to the [ Read More ]
The post Exclusive: Clip from Draft Day Goes Behind the Scenes appeared first on Shockya.com. »
To promote the Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a short featurette has arrived online entitled ‘Setting Up The Sinister Six’, which features director Marc Webb and Marvel legend Stan Lee talking about the team of supervillains, who will of course be getting their own spin-off movie in November 2016 courtesy of Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). Check it out here…
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the States on August 19th and in the UK on September 1st, and features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Gary Collinson
Hollywood continues to mourn the sudden loss of Robin Williams, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 63. Friends and fans have posted their thoughts online, including some fellow stand-up comics, his "Good Will Hunting" co-star Ben Affleck, "Happy Feet" co-star Hugh Jackman, and the real Patch Adams. Updated - Matt Damon's statement: "Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him. I truly hope people in the media can find it within themselves to give his family some privacy during this horrible time." Ben Affleck's statement: "Heartbroken. Thanks chief - for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He »
- Dave Lewis
With the home-entertainment release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just around the corner, a deleted scene from the Spidey sequel featuring Peter Parker and Harry Osborn has turned up online, as well as an alternate ending which shows Peter’s dad Richard Parker popping up – alive – to deliver the famous “with great power…” line; take a look below…
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man.
For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. »
- Gary Collinson
Love may be patient, but it can also get a little threadbare after years of routine — and child-rearing. That’s the central theme of FX’s latest sitcom Married (premiering tonight at 10/9c).
The series follows Russ and Linda (Ben & Kate‘s Nat Faxon and Arrested Development‘s Judy Greer) as they try to keep romance (and their sex life) alive while raising their three kids on one income. (He’s a graphic designer, she’s a stay-at-home mom.)
“It’s the non-glossy version of what living »
Remember the name Jack Icefloe Jackson. He's listed as the author of the new book Romance for Men: Pandora's Box, and he's one helluva character. Icefloe is a sex machine from the backwoods of Alaska and as unique as they come. One quick peek into Romance for Men will prove it!
Okay, we've got to be honest here: Romance for Men: Pandora's Box may not necessarily have been penned by the lead character, Icefloe. In actuality, and in a deliciously fun twist, Emmy-nominated writer Dean Lorey has to be given some credit for the book.
Lorey is best known as the writer of Friday the 13th Part 9: Jason Goes to Hell (he's also written for "Arrested Development" and came up with some other cult classics like Major Payne). And Lorey has hit a major home run with his new book.
Romance for Men: Pandora's Box has been hugely praised »
- Scott Hallam
Season 1 of FX’s The Bridge was far from light viewing, tracking as it did the tireless work of a brutal serial killer along the El Paso-Juarez border.
But Season 2, premiering tonight at 10/9c, promises to serve up a “very different” — and darker — narrative, for Sonya Cross, Marco Ruiz et al.
Having spent its freshman run aping its source material, the Danish/Swedish series Broen/Bron, The Bridge moving forward will follow multiple story lines, including the discovery of a Mexican cartel member’s body on U. »
Sons of Anarchy‘s final season promises to be one big Love-fest!
The FX drama has tapped rocker Courtney Love to join Season 7 in a pivotal, multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Photos | New Year’s Deathwatch: 24 TV Characters We Suspect Won’t Make It Out of 2014 Alive
In what marks her dramatic TV acting debut, Love will play Ms. Harrison, the straight-shooting preschool teacher of Jax’s eldest son, Abel. Look for Love’s educator to take a special interest in Abel — which will likely spark an interesting reaction from the boy’s mother Wendy (newly-minted series regular Drea de Matteo).
Wes Bentley is getting his Freak on.
Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge.
The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars AHS vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. »
Another day, another comedy pickup for the FX/Fxx family. Just two days after Denis Leary's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" earned a 10-episode series pickup, Fxx has done the same for the Jay Baruchel vehicle "Man Seeking Woman." The 10-episode run of "Man Seeking Woman" will premiere on Fxx in 2015. ["Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" will premiere on FX in 2015.] Based on Simon Rich's short story collection "The Last Girlfriend On Earth," the comedy features "Undeclared" star Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, a "naive romantic on a desperate quest for love." The series also stars Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine. "I’m incredibly grateful to Jon Krisel, Jay Baruchel and Broadway Video for bringing my book to life," Rich blurbs. "Most of all, I’m thankful to John Landgraf and his team at Fxx, who believed in us from the start and gave us great advice at every turn." Adds Nick Grad, one of the Presidents of Original Programming, »
- Daniel Fienberg
The stars have aligned on Sons of Anarchy: Venus is making a comeback in Season 7!
Related Blind Item Reveal: Sons of Anarchy Actor at Center of Casting Mystery
Series creator Kurt Sutter broke the news early Wednesday on Twitter, announcing to his 402K followers, “I am very happy to report that in season 7 of Soa, There Will Be Some Mutha—-In’ Venus!”
Goggins’ Tig-crushing alter ego has appeared three times on Soa, once in Season 5 and twice »
Denis Leary’s upcoming comedy show, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, has been ordered to series by FX, with 10 episodes now in the pipeline. Written by Leary and directed by Michael Blieden (Children’s Hospital), the show follows Johnny Rock (Leary) – an aging rocker, desperately chasing one last shot at fame and fortune.
The show sets up his character as someone who, back in the early 1990s, led a band called The Heathens to the height of the New York rock scene. He was headed for greatness, along with best friend and lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett), until he precipitated their downfall with his predilection for drugs, alcohol and the wives of his friends. We learn that the band released one record and broke up on the same day. Two decades later, Johnny has reunion on his mind.
- Sarah Myles
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (don't blame us, that's how it's written) is a new Denis Leary sitcom coming to FX in 2015...
With Louie, Archer, Wilfred and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia on its books, FX has some of the best modern TV comedy around. Hoping to join that list of quality comedy is a new Denis Leary vehicle with an Ian Dury-inspired title: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
Three years after his previous FX project - firefighter comedy drama Rescue Me - ended on the channel, Leary is returning to FX with his new creation, which tells the story of a middle-aged recovering alcoholic and drug addict rock star attempting to reunite his band twenty-five years after they put out their one and only album.
FX has ordered ten half-hour episodes of... (please don't make us type that out again) the show, which is due to arrive in the Us in 2015. John Corbett, »
FX has ordered a music comedy from Denis Leary, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes for a 2015 premiere.
Here are the details:
Reunited And It Feels So Good
FX Orders 10 Episodes of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Created by and Starring Denis Leary
Series Will Premiere in 2015
Los Angeles, June 26, 2014 - FX is officially back in business with Denis Leary, placing a 10-episode order for the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, it was announced today »
This one is quite a different effort from the surprisingly dramatic Rescue Me, but looks as though it is going to mix a lot of elements. Leary is likely just the guy who can deliver an aging, washed out musician who barely had a career in the first place, and is now trying to make something happen for himself. That’s especially true if this is angling for a comedy that can also deliver some weightier moments, which looks to be the case.
Catch all the info below, and let me know what you think. Will you be tuning in?
Reunited And It Feels So Good
Leary, Jim Serpico »
- Marc Eastman
Denis Leary and FX are teaming up once more. Leary’s show Rescue Me (above), which he co-created with Peter Tolan, ran for seven seasons on FX, ending in 2011. Now the channel has ordered a ten-episode first season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, in which Leary stars as Johnny Rock, a would-be rock star who nearly became a sensation in […]
The post First Look: Denis Leary as a Washed-Up Rocker in New FX Series ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Denis Leary is back in the FX business. The network has ordered to series a new comedy from the Rescue Me co-creator/star, titled Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Leary created and also stars in this new series, which revolves around middle-aged rocker Johnny Rock, whose dash with stardom was cut short due to his alcohol and drug abuse, as well as the fact that he slept with his best friend/lead guitarist’s wife. His band, The Heathens, only managed to put out one very well-received album before breaking up, and now 25 years later Johnny is trying to get the band back together. FX has ordered 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy, set to debut sometime in 2015. In addition to Leary, the cast also includes John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, and Bobby Kelly. Check out the first images after the jump, along with the full press release. Here’s the full press release: Los Angeles, »
- Adam Chitwood
FX announced in January that it was reteaming with Rescue Me mastermind Denis Leary for a rock-and-roll-set sitcom, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, in which Leary plays Johnny Rock, the washed-up musician who was on track to be the next big thing in the early '90s until he ruined it all with addiction and a variety of other bad choices. Now the network has ordered ten episodes of the show, and more importantly, released these bananas images of Leary and his co-stars John Corbett, John Ales, and Robert Kelly all done up as "The Heathens." Whaaaaat is going on with these wigs? As a period piece or in flashbacks, sure, but present-day spiky mullets? Especially with a comfy-cozy white cardigan/blazer thing? File these photos under "confusing but intriguing." »
- Margaret Lyons
Denis Leary is returning to FX! The network has ordered 10 episodes of his comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
"It's great to be back in business with Denis Leary, Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and we're thrilled to start on a new project that is both unique and hilarious," Eric Schrier, president of original programming for FX Networks, said. "Johnny Rock is the role that Denis Leary was born to play."
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- Robyn Ross
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