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We're already impatient for the upcoming "Gilmore Girls" reunion slated for Atx Festival next month. But according to one of the series's stars, something else -- perhaps onscreen (?!) -- may be in the works, too.
Scott Patterson, who played curmudgeonly diner owner (and Lorelai's Otp) Luke Danes in the beloved WB/CW series, stopped by a recent episode of the Gilmore Guys podcast to chat about the show and dish out some scoop about a mysterious maybe-reunion that's currently being discussed with the cast. Though Patterson declined to provide any specifics, he told the hosts that hope for an onscreen revival of the seven season series may still be a possibility.
"I don't want to mislead the fans," Patterson told the podcasters. "I will say this, there are talks going on at the moment. I can't really go into any details, but there is some activity. I'm hopeful, and I'm in. »
- Katie Roberts
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
Gilmore Girls fans, blast your Carole King — because more cast members from the beloved WB show have signed on for the upcoming 15th anniversary reunion panel at the Atx Television Festival in June. The Texas celebration of all things TV had already recruited the gals themselves, Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory), for the event, and announced in March that a bevy of former castmates would also return. That list included main Gilmore players Scott Patterson (Luke Danes), Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore), and Jared Padalecki (Dean Forester). Liza Weil (Paris Geller), Keiko [...] »
Austin, Texas, is starting to look a lot like Stars Hollow, Conn.
Czuchry, who portrayed Rory Gilmore’s wealthy beau, Logan Huntzberger, will be joined by Danny Strong (Doyle), Todd Lowe (Zack) and Jackson Douglas (Jackson) at the panel, which will take place on the festival’s closing night.
PhotosGilmore Girls: Best and Worst Episodes
The rise in television programming over the years has led to a number of television festivals where show fans and show casts and crews can get together to discuss series. Among these festivals is the Atx Television festival, which is held in Austin Texas every summer. Set to go into its fourth incarnation this year, the festival will be held from June 4th to the 7th, and a new slate of attendees have now been announced, as per Variety.
The festival will formally begin with a look at the upcoming series Complications. The USA Network drama’s screening will be followed by a panel with the show’s stars and creator Matt Nix, who is also onboard as producer.
The festival will also feature a conversation with legendary Simpsons, Taxi, and Mary Tyler Moore writer and co-creator James L. Brooks, who will be sitting down for a conversation with journalist Phil Rosenthal. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Even more television is heading down to Austin, Texas, this summer for the fourth annual Atx Festival on June 4-7.
Panels for NBC’s “Hannibal” with creator Bryan Fuller and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with creator Dan Goor and cast members have been added to the festival, along with a “cancelled too soon” panel for Amy Sherman Palladino’s former ABC Family series “Bunheads.”
Atx will also feature the season-five premiere screening of USA Networks’ “Suits,” a 25-year anniversary screening of Marta Kauffman’s HBO series “Dream On” and a “Dawson’s Creek” pilot script reading, presented by creator Kevin Williamson and surprise guests.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Additional programming announcements, which can be found below, include a Dawson’s Creek script reading and sessions for Suits, Hannibal and more.
The fest has also announced that TV icon James L. Brooks »
Organizers of the Atx Television Festival confirm to TVLine exclusively that 9 additional castmembers — including MVPs Jared Padalecki (Dean), Scott Patterson (Luke) and Kelly Bishop (Emily) — will join Graham, Bledel and series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino on the show’s reunion panel at the annual TV jamboree, which takes place June 4-7 in Austin, TX.
PhotosGilmore Girls Best and Worst Episodes
Chalke will star opposite Rob Riggle in the Fox family comedy pilot “48 Hours ‘Til Monday,” our sister site TVLine reports.
The actress, who currently has a recurring role on Rainn Wilson’s crime dramedy “Backstrom,” will play Kelly Bishop, Riggle’s wife and mother to their three children. Her character struggles with the realities of being a stay-at-home mom after quitting her job as a TV news producer, while Riggle plays Charlie — a man desperate to make the best of his weekends.
The series from Universal Television comes from “The Mindy Project’s” Charlie Grandy, who wrote the pilot and will also serve as exec producer with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan (“Manhattan Love Story”).
- Maane Khatchatourian
Sarah Chalke is set as the female lead opposite Rob Riggle in Fox's single-camera comedy pilot 48 Hours 'Til Monday, written/exec produced by Charlie Grandy. 48Hours, from Universal TV, chronicles husband and father of three Charlie's (Riggle) desperate struggle not to let every weekend go completely to hell. Chalke, repped by UTA, manager John Carrabino and attorney Pj Shapiro, plays Kelly Bishop who is happily married to Charlie and the mother of their three kids, Kelly… »
If all goes well, Sarah Chalke will be working for the weekend this fall.
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Chalke is playing Riggle’s wife Kelly Bishop, a former TV news producer who quickly discovers that managing a home — especially one that comes equipped with three children — is far more “exhausting, time-consuming and frustrating” than the job she left behind. »
Herrmann succumbed to brain cancer on Wednesday at a hospital in New York.
Bledel played Rory, beloved granddaughter of Herrmann’s Richard Gilmore. She shared the following statement with TVLine:
Ed Herrmann was a wonderful actor and a kind man. He was endlessly knowledgeable about theater, TV and film, and would generously share his wisdom or tell stories from a long and rewarding career. I am grateful to him for that, and will miss him tremendously. He »
In the wake of Herrmann’s death on Wednesday from brain cancer, Sherman-Palladino shared with TVLine the surprising story that led to Herrmann’s against-all-odds casting, and the moment she came face-to-face with Richard Gilmore.
[Fyi: When an actor “reads” for a role, he is essentially auditioning.]
Fans of beloved Gilmore Girls grandfather Richard Gilmore were stunned and saddened to hear that actor Edward Herrmann had passed away at the age of 71 on Dec. 31 after battling brain cancer. Since the news broke, the late Emmy winner's on-screen family has publicly spoken about the tragic loss. Kelly Bishop, who played Richard's wife Emily Gilmore for all seven seasons of the small-town drama, released a statement to TVLine about the loss of her on-screen husband. "We, the Gilmore Girls family, are so terribly sad and [...] »
Edward Herrmann's TV family of seven years is missing him already. "My friend Ed Herrmann was the kindest, classiest, most talented man. It was an honor and a joy to know him, a devastating blow to lose him," Lauren Graham, who played daughter Lorelai Gilmore to his family patriarch Richard Gilmore on the fan-favorite Gilmore Girls, tweeted today upon hearing that Herrmann had died at 71 after battling brain cancer. Kelly Bishop, who played Herrmann's TV wife Emily Gilmore, said Wednesday that the Gilmore Girls family was "so terribly sad and somewhat stunned" by his passing. "We only learned about his illness a week or so ago," Bishop told TV Line. "I got a call »
15 items from 2015
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