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‘Get Shorty’ Review: This Smart Take on Elmore Leonard Will Make You Forget All About Chili Palmer

13 August 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Elmore Leonard doesn’t make adaptations easy. The many successful films and one great TV show produced from the renowned author’s work seem to indicate otherwise, but for every “Out of Sight” and “Justified,” there’s a “Killshot” and “Karen Sisco.”

Now, after a hailed novel and two feature films, “Get Shorty” becomes the latest Leonard crime story to get the series treatment, and it’s a lot closer in quality to its titular inspiration than its lesser sequel, “Be Cool.” But aside from being pretty darn good, this take goes its own way.

Anyone familiar with the 1990 book or 1995 film will certainly recognize the plot, but creator Davey Holmes’ new show isn’t doing an impression; not on any level. From the casting to the construction, this version of “Get Shorty” is its own beast. The hour-long drama may not be the next big breakout in the golden age of TV, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Get Shorty’ Review: This Smart Take on Elmore Leonard Will Make You Forget All About Chili Palmer

13 August 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Elmore Leonard doesn’t make adaptations easy. The many successful films and one great TV show produced from the renowned author’s work seem to indicate otherwise, but for every “Out of Sight” and “Justified,” there’s a “Killshot” and “Karen Sisco.”

Now, after a hailed novel and two feature films, “Get Shorty” becomes the latest Leonard crime story to get the series treatment, and it’s a lot closer in quality to its titular inspiration than its lesser sequel, “Be Cool.” But aside from being pretty darn good, this take goes its own way.

Anyone familiar with the 1990 book or 1995 film will certainly recognize the plot, but creator Davey Holmes’ new show isn’t doing an impression; not on any level. From the casting to the construction, this version of “Get Shorty” is its own beast. The hour-long drama may not be the next big breakout in the golden age of TV, »

- Ben Travers

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Emmys 2017: TV’s Top Showrunners Pick Their Favorite Shows

21 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Every awards show reflects the tastes of its voting pool. The Golden Globe Awards are voted on by obscure journalists from outlets no one has ever heard of. The People’s Choice Awards are voted on by people.

But the Emmys are voted on by the group whose opinion is most trusted by the folks who make television — other folks who make television. Those are the individuals who understand not only that making a great piece of television is hard, but also why it’s hard.

Showrunners, being the persons in charge, are the TV professionals who have the most holistic view of the craft. »

- Variety Staff

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Tony Awards 2017: Kevin Spacey Spoofs Evan Hansen, Jokes About 'Coming Out' During Opening

11 June 2017 5:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kevin Spacey briefly traded the White House for the Great White Way on Sunday as host of the 71st Annual Tony Awards on CBS.

PhotosTony Awards 2017: Frank Underwood vs. Bette Midler, Rachel Bloom’s Hat Trick(s) and 17 Other Big Moments

Spacey’s opening number — a self-deprecating montage of songs about how he knows he was no one’s first choice to host — opened with him dressed as the titular character from the Broadway smash Dear Evan Hansen, complete with a #Host arm cast. (“I know they love James Corden, but I’ll show them I came to play, »

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Kurt Sutter Reflects on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creative Snags, Actors as Directors, and ‘Angry Emails’

10 June 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Austin, Texas — Kurt Sutter couldn’t be at the Atx TV Festival for the “Sons of Anarchy” ​directors panel, with Paris Barclay and Adam Arkin. But Barclay told fans that he had a surprise for them, and moments later, series creator Kurt Sutter joined the session via FaceTime to field a couple of questions and praise Arkin and Barclay as “two of the most talented guys to work behind the camera on ‘Sons’.”

Asked how he set the show’s tone in the beginning of the run, Sutter said, “I sent everyone angry emails, that pretty much set the tone for my entire career. It was trial and error, some ideas worked and some didn’t. I tried to surround myself with people who knew more than I did. I don’t think we found the rhythm of the show ’til halfway through the first season.”

Sutter said that the show hit a snag when FX told »

- Diane Gordon

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‘Get Shorty’ Trailer: Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano Star in New Epix Dark Comedy

25 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Epix has released the first trailer for its upcoming original series “Get Shorty.” The 10-episode dark comedy was created by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), based in part on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 best-selling novel of the same name. The series stars Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano in the lead roles.

Read More: ‘The Big Sick’ Trailer: Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano Grapple with Family Illness in Sundance Crowdpleaser — Watch

Get Shorty” follows Miles Daly (O’Dowd), a hitman who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood in an attempt to leave his criminal past behind and win back his family. He meets Rick Moreweather (Romano), a washed-up producer who reluctantly becomes his business partner. Miles tries to keep his worlds from colliding with the help of his criminal associate Louis (Sean Bridgers).

The cast also includes Lidia Porto (“Horrible Bosses 2”), Megan Stevenson (“Review”), Goya Robles (“11: »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Get Shorty’ Trailer: Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano Star in New Epix Dark Comedy

25 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Epix has released the first trailer for its upcoming original series “Get Shorty.” The 10-episode dark comedy was created by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), based in part on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 best-selling novel of the same name. The series stars Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano in the lead roles.

Read More: ‘The Big Sick’ Trailer: Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano Grapple with Family Illness in Sundance Crowdpleaser — Watch

Get Shorty” follows Miles Daly (O’Dowd), a hitman who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood in an attempt to leave his criminal past behind and win back his family. He meets Rick Moreweather (Romano), a washed up producer who reluctantly becomes his business partner. Miles tries to keep his worlds from colliding with the help of his criminal associate Louis (Sean Bridgers).

The cast also includes Lidia Porto (“Horrible Bosses 2”), Megan Stevenson (“Review”), Goya Robles »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Epix’s ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series First Trailer Proves Show Business Is a Killer (Watch)

25 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Epix dropped the first trailer for their upcoming “Get Shorty” TV series on Thursday.

Based in part on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, which was later adapted into the 1995 film, the 10-episode series follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family. He meets Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films.

In the trailer, we see Miles get sent on an assignment to Hollywood, where he inadvertently happens upon a movie script. He then decides to approach Moreweather, with the intent of funding the movie with cash from his other line of work. The series also stars Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Megan Stevenson, Carolyn Dodd, Goya Robles and Lucy Walters.

Davey Holmes created the series, who executive produces alongside Allen Coulter, who »

- Joe Otterson

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Exclusive: Kyra Sedgwick Is Taking 'Action'! Actress Joins Star-Studded Lineup at 2017 Atx TV Festival

4 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Kyra Sedgwick is the latest big-name joining the star-studded line-up at the 2017 Atx TV Festival in Austin, Texas, next month, Et can exclusively reveal.

The Closer actress will be participating in a new panel titled "From Actor to 'Action!'" which will feature an in-depth discussion about the transition from actor to director and the challenges that come from stepping behind the camera.

Sedgwick recently made her directorial debut in the upcoming Lifetime movie Story of a Girl, which also stars her husband, Kevin Bacon.

"From Actor to 'Action!'", which will take place Saturday, June 10, will also feature Suits star Patrick J. Adams, Sons of Anarchy's Adam Arkin and Battlestar Galactica alum Edward James Olmos on the panel

More: 'Friday Night Lights' Cast Reunites to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary at Atx Television Festival

Sedgwick will also be participating in another new Atx Festival panel entitled, "Complex not Complicated: A Look at a Woman's Character »

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Directors to Reunite at Atx Festival (Exclusive)

19 April 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The annual Atx Festival has become famous for its reunions, and this year promises to deliver yet another crowd-pleaser.

Executive producer Kurt Sutter and the directors who helmed his Shakespearean biker drama “Sons of Anarchy” — which ran from 2008 to 2014 on FX — will be reuniting for a panel at the Austin TV festival.

The all-star slate of directors — many of them veterans of “The Shield,” another legendary FX drama — who are scheduled to appear include: Paris Barclay (now president of the DGA), Adam Arkin (“Billions,” “Sneaky Pete,” “Masters of Sex”), Bill Gierhart (“The Walking Dead,” “Agents of Shield”), Guy Ferland (“Elementary”), and Peter Weller (“Hawaii Five-o,” “Shades of Blue”). They’ll discuss how they helped navigate the show’s balance between tragic violence and epic family drama.

Other highlights of the upcoming festival include the fest’s first-ever network presidents panel, featuring Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment; Craig Erwich, head of content for Hulu; Casey Bloys, president »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Exclusive Interview – Sneaky Pete cast Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland & Margo Martindale

13 January 2017 2:22 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: James Kleinmann

Sneaky Pete is a new Amazon TV series co-created by Bryan Cranston. It sees recently released convict Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) attempt to escape his dangerous past by taking on a new identity, that of his still incarcerated former cellmate Pete.

Marius’s skills as a conman are thoroughly tested as he’s thrown into daily life with Pete’s estranged family, attempting to convince them he’s returned after an unexplained twenty year absence. He soon gets drawn into tracking down criminals for the family bond business, run by the Pete’s grandmother Audrey (Margo Martindale) and Pete’s youngest sibling Julia (Marin Ireland).

We got exclusive access to three of the show’s lead cast members in Los Angeles, Giovanni RibisiMargo Martindale and Marin Ireland.

Related: Here’s a look back at five of Giovanni Ribisi’s most memorable roles. 

What was the initial draw for you Sneaky Pete? »

- James Kleinmann

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