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16 items from 2012

Retired at 35

14 December 2012 10:04 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: TV Land

Episodes: 20 (half-hour)

Seasons: Two

TV show dates: January 19, 2011 -- August 29, 2012

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: George Segal, Johnathan McClain, Josh McDermitt, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jessica Walter, Marissa Jaret Winokur, George Wyner, Peter Bonerz, Christine Ebersole, John Ross Bowie, and Danneel Ackles.

TV show description:

While visiting his parents at a retirement home in Florida, successful New York executive David Robbins (Johnathan McClain) decides that he's had enough of the rat race. He drops everything and moves in with them in an attempt to reconnect with them, re-evaluate his life, and live the dream of retirement that so many others spend a lifetime chasing.

Of course, the transition doesn't go as smoothly as he expects. The move prompts his parents Alan (George Segal) and Elaine Robbins (Jessica Walter) to make an unexpected life »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Paramount Will Release Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' In Late 2013

17 October 2012 10:55 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

After distributing Martin Scorsese's most recent run of films, Paramount--whose chairman Brad Grey produced "The Departed"--will continue their relationship with the director by releasing his financial drama, "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Paramount distributed Scorsese and DiCaprio's "Shutter Island," which grossed almost $300 million at the global box office in 2010, as well as last year's lauded holiday success d'estime "Hugo," which earned just $155 million worldwide--but took home five Oscars. Jean Dujardin, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner, Christine Ebersole, Margot Robbie, and Kyle Chandler accompany DiCaprio onscreen in "Wolf." "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter adapted the film from Jordan Belfort's memoir about his auspicious rise and fall in the financial world. Paramount plans a late 2013 release for the film, which is currently »

- Maggie Lange

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Casting: Ebersole, Perlman, Grace, Marsan

2 October 2012 10:44 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Wolf of Wall Street

Christine Ebersole has joined Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," playing the mother of Leonardo DiCaprio's character.

Based on Jordan Belfort's memoir, it chronicles Belfort's dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street. Terence Winter adapted the screenplay. [Source: Variety]

Savages Mutts

"Sons of Anarchy" and "Hellboy" star Ron Perlman has joined the cast of Nika Agiashvili's "Savage Mutts". George Finn also stars.

Perlman will play Terry “Shotgun” Coleman, a recently released convict who goes on a revenge spree among the criminal underworld and against his crime lord brother. [Source: Deadline]

A Many Splintered Thing

Topher Grace, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Giovanni Ribisi and Philip Baker Hall are all in various stages of negotiations to join Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan in Justin Reardon's indie anti-romantic comedy "A Many Splintered Thing."

Evans plays a man disillusioned by love who meets an engaged woman (Monaghan). Excited by the challenge, »

- Garth Franklin

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Finds a Strong Screenwriter, Green Visits 'Little House on the Prairie' and More

2 October 2012 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

1.) Lionsgate has enlisted Danny Strong to write Mockingjay, the third and, in this franchise's case, forth entries in the Hunger Games saga. Strong is best known as an actor, with recurring roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Gilmore Girls" and "Mad Men," but he has more recently gained recognition as a writer with the HBO films Recount and Game Change, the latter of which just won him two Emmys. He also co-wrote The Butler with director Lee Daniels. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is due out in November 2014, with the conclusion releasing the following year. Variety 2.) Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With the Enemy) is attached to direct a remake of the Orson Welles classic The Stranger. The 1946 original starred Edward G. Robinson as an agent from the War Crimes Commission, hunting down an infamous Nazi hiding out in Connecticut. The new version will focus on a reformed serial killer, now working as a small-town professor, »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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Christine Ebersole Cast As DiCaprio’s Mother In Wolf Of Wall Street!

2 October 2012 6:36 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Here’s a little casting update. Christine Ebersole has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street movie. This project definitely has an awesome cast on board, including Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead, and as you already see from our title, Ebersole will jump in to star as his mother.

Scorsese’s movie is based on Jordan Belfort‘s best-selling memoir of the same name, which chronicles Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.

I’m sure his mother will have her important five minutes in this story.

Beside DiCaprio and Ebersole, The Wolf Of Wall Street also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler and Margot Robbie.

Just in case you like Ebersole’s work, make sure you check her out in Justin Zackham »

- Jeanne Standal

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Sullivan & Son: Season One Ratings

15 September 2012 7:39 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

On this TBS series, Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne) is trying to reconnect with his family and friends. Meanwhile, the cast and crew of Sullivan & Son are hoping their show will connect with viewers -- and bring in big ratings.

A sitcom set in a neighborhood bar, the cast includes Byrne, Dan Lauria, Jodi Long, Vivian Bang, Christine Ebersole, Owen Benjamin, Valerie Azlynn, and Brian Doyle-Murray.

The TV show ratings are the best way to tell if Sullivan & Son will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The first season of TBS' Sullivan & Son airs Thursday nights. There are 10 episodes.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season one ratings: 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.20 million total viewers. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Sullivan & Son: Season Two for TBS Sitcom

4 September 2012 4:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

To no surprise, TBS has renewed Sullivan & Son for a second season of 10 episodes. It's frequently one of the highest-rated original series on cable on Thursday nights. The first season has drawn more viewers than the cable channel's other newbie sitcom, Men at Work.

Sullivan & Son revolves around a successful corporate attorney who gives up his life in New York to return home to help run the family bar in Pittsburgh. The cast includes Steve Byrne, Dan Lauria, Jodi Long, Brian Doyle-Murray, Brooke Lyons, Christine Ebersole, Owen Benjamin, Valerie Azlynn, and Vivian Bang.

There are two more first season episodes of Sullivan & Son to come and they'll air this Thursday and next, September 13th.

Here's the press release with some additional details.

TBS Orders a Second Round of "Sullivan & Son"


- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TBS’ ‘Sullivan & Son’ Renewed For Second Season

4 September 2012 2:28 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

TBS is going 2-for-2 with its new comedy series with a renewal of freshman Sullivan & Son executive produced by Vince Vaughn. As part of its return to half-hour sitcoms, TBS launched two new shows behind its blockbuster off-network performer The Big Bang Theory this year, Men At Work and Sullivan & Son. Both have now been picked up for a second season. Airing Thursdays at 10 Pm, Sullivan & Son, which has received a 10-episode second-season order, is averaging more than 2.5 million viewers. “Sullivan & Son has gotten off to a strong start, quickly building its own fan base,” said TBS’ head of programming Michael Wright. After a solid launch with 2.5 million viewers, Sullivan & Son exceeded expectations in Week 2 when it held onto 100% of its premiere audience. The series stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents’ pub. »


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TBS’ ‘Sullivan & Son’ Debuts With 2.5M Viewers

20 July 2012 2:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

TBS‘ new comedy series Sullivan & Son premiered last night with 2.5 million viewers, with 1.3 million in the 18-49 demo and 612K in adults 18-34. In a double-play TBS followed the series debut with a second new episode that averaged more than 2 million viewers. In the 18-49 demo, the second episode attracted 1 million viewers 18-49 and 456K adults 18-34. Sullivan & Son stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who departs Manhattan to take over his parents’ Pittsburgh pub. Other members of the cast are Dan Lauria, Jodi Long, Christine Ebersole, Owen Benjamin, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang and Brian Doyle-Murray. Series was create by Long and Byrne and is exec produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long. It’s produced by Wild West Picture Show Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. »


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'Sullivan & Son' brings the neighborhood bar comedy back to TV

19 July 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Viewers who have been longing to turn on their TV sets and visit a place "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," as the "Cheers" theme song says, may find what they seek when TBS premieres "Sullivan & Son" Thursday, July 19.

Stand-up comedian Steve Byrne calls on his background as a guy who's half Korean and half Irish to star as Steve Sullivan, a Wall Street corporate attorney who returns home to Pittsburgh with his sophisticated New York girlfriend for the 65th birthday of his Irish-American father, Jack (Dan Lauria), the owner of a neighborhood bar, which he has run with the help of his Korean-born wife, Ok Cha (Jodi Long).

Jack is about to retire and sell the bar, but Steve decides to stay and help run it.

Also starring are Owen Benjamin as Steve's best friend, Owen; Christine Ebersole as Owen's mom, Carol; Vivian Bang as Steve's younger sister, Susan; Brian Doyle-Murray »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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TV Review: TBS Finds Modest Success with ‘Sullivan & Son’

19 July 2012 12:13 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – TBS has been an unusual network over the last couple years, building a lot of comedy success off of repeats of hits like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Family Guy” while also satisfying a loyal audience for comedians like Tyler Perry and his line of sitcoms and Conan O’Brien and his talk show. However, an expected slate of original sitcoms never really surfaced until this year when “Men at Work” was a surprising hit that they hope to build on with tonight’s premiere of “Sullivan & Son,” another old-fashioned laughfest built on cliches but with a confidence that gives it moments that work.

TV Rating: 3.0/5.0

“Sullivan & Son” was built around comedian Steve Byrne, who stars as Steve Sullivan, the son of an Irish-American bartender named Jack (Dan Lauria) and a Korean mother named Ok Cha (Jodi Long). In the series premiere (two episodes air tonight back-to-back), Steve comes »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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What to Watch: Runway Turns 10, Duets Is Done, Sheen's Real-Life Ex Faces His Anger and More

18 July 2012 10:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Thursday: Project Runway’s premiere struts its stuff in Times Square, Duets hits its last glory notes for the season, Anger Management tries “ex” appeal, Sullivan & Son passes the (and tends) bar and Rookie Blue makes a psychic friend. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, linked within, here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | Season premiere: After opening with an hour-long “Road to the Runway” special, in which we meet the new designers and see juicy snippets of the season ahead, the long-running sartorial competition launches into a 90-minute »

- Kimberly Roots

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Exclusive: MADtv Funnyman Will Sasso Visits TBS' New Comedy Sullivan & Son

21 June 2012 4:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will Sasso is bringing his Mad comedy skills to TBS’ new sitcom Sullivan & Son, TVLine has learned exclusively.

From executive producers Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story) and Rob Long (Cheers), S&S centers on Steve, a successful attorney (played by comedian Steve Byrne) who gives up his swanky New York lifestyle to run his parents’ Pittsburgh pub.

Related | Exclusive: Bones Alum Clocks In on Men at Work

Sasso — who earlier this year starred in the big-screen Three Stooges reboot, and boasts an extensive list of TV credits that includes MADtv, $h*! My Dad Says, How I Met Your Mother »

- Megan Masters

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AfterElton's 2012 Summer TV Guide

24 May 2012 7:08 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Summer used to be a time when your TV choices were pretty limited. But then then the cable networks wised up and realized it was a perfect season to launch new programming, since their broadcast competition had little to offer besides reruns. As a result, the summer TV schedule now has enough to keep you thoroughly entertained - a relief on those days when the heat forces you inside and prostrate on the couch.

Whether your idea of great summer TV is light drama, ridiculous reality, supernatural angst or smartass comedy there seems to be something for everyone. Here are the new shows that have our curiosity piqued and the returning shows we're excited to see back.

May 24

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, Wednesdays)

Fox’s summer favorite returns with a new more compact format for the ninth season. There will be no results show, which will force Cat, »

- LyleMasaki

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AfterElton Briefs: Cher Has Arrived, "Smash" Struggles, and Guess Who's Playing Elizabeth Taylor?

21 February 2012 1:48 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Happy Birthday to Christopher Atkins (above), who turns 51! Okay, time to name your top five Chris movies! Here are mine: 5. "Mortuary Academy," 4. "It's My Party," 3. "The Blue Lagoon," 2. "A Night In Heaven, "1. "The Pirate Movie".Also celebrating birthdays are Tyne Daly, who is 66, Christine Ebersole is 59, Jennifer Love Hewitt is 33, Ellen Page is 25, Charlotte Church is 26, and faboo ally Mary Chapin Carpenter is 54. What are your Mary favs? Here are mine: 5. "Down At The Twist And Shout," 4. "I Feel Lucky," 3. "Shut Up And Kiss Me," 2. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her, "1. "Passionate Kisses". GOProud Requests Meetings with Five Presidential Candidates as Part of Formal Endorsement Process. Yeah, good luck with that.Oh Hell No. No, No, No, No, No, And ... No!In ratings news, it was another worrying week for NBC's Smash, which was down another 18%. As Deadline reports, "While 2.3 is still a respectable demo rating at 10 Pm, the drops of »

- snicks

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Sullivan and Son Gets Series Order from TBS

10 February 2012 4:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

TBS has given the greenlight to the new comedy series Sullivan and Son, starring popular comedian Steve Byrne and executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and showrunner Rob Long (Cheers). Byrne also serves as producer on the series, which comes to TBS from Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot was co-written by Byrne and Long, with Ted Wass (Rules of Engagement) directing. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is slated to premiere this summer.

"Sullivan and Son is a smart, funny, workplace comedy from the distinct comedy voices of Steve Byrne and Rob Long," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. "The barstools at Sullivan's bar are filled with outrageous, unique characters, and Steve and Rob have created an outstanding in which they can shine. We are »

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