15 items from 2015
Pollen is in the air, which means that Vulture Fest is drawing closer! Our already-packed schedule just got a little more full: We're hosting a conversation with beloved Ya author John Green; a breakfast tour with Jerry Saltz at the new Whitney Museum; a screening of The Overnight, followed by a discussion with its cast and crew, including Jason Schwartzman; and our animated voices panel. Here's a closer look at the events: New York/Vulture art critic Jerry Saltz will give an ultraexclusive private tour of the new Whitney Museum bright and early. John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, talks about his young-adult novel empire with Vulture editor Margaret Lyons. Back by popular demand, Vulture is reprising the Animated Voices panel, bringing back your favorite voices, including: John Roberts and Larry Murphy from Bob's Burgers, Kenny and Keith Lucas from Lucas Bros. Moving Co., Alex Borstein »
- Vulture Editors
With the 2014-2015 television season winding down, many television fans and channels are looking ahead to the new series that will make their debut over the next television season. Fox is no different, having announced their renewals, cancellations, and new series pickups over the last week, and the network has now released trailers for a number of their new series.
First up is the trailer for the new animated series Bordertown.
From Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann comes Bordertown, a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. The series takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, ethnic minorities will become the majority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the comedy explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. Bordertown centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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. »
Adult Swim intends to launch two new series and a handful of limited-run specials while bringing back fan-favorite programs including “Rick and Morty,” “Childrens Hospital” and “The Jack and Triumph Show” (pictured, above) in a bid to cultivate additional standing among young adults in 2015 and 2016.
The Time Warner-owned network, part of the company’s Turner unit, said its coming lineup would include more 30 new and returning series, pilots and specials.
New programming includes:
“TV Sucks” – A quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely featuring one-off shorts and songs.. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, Dave Newberg as co-executive producer, with Titmouse, Inc. producing.
“Untitled Golf Special”- Jon Daly and Adam Scott, go head to head in this televised golf championship, circa 1966, in a half-hour live-action special. Created by Jon Daly, who also serves as executive producer. Starring Daly and Adam Scott. Produced by Alive and Kicking, »
- Brian Steinberg
Episodes: 18 (hour)
TV show dates: November 24, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Ending
TV show description:
Based on a British comedy of the same name, this series is set in Long Beach, California, at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital. The staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often "getting on" in years -- while also dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy that's in need of an overhaul.
Despite very small viewership, HBO renewed Getting On for a second season. Will the ratings improve this time around? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
Based on a UK series of the same name, Getting On follows the staff at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, CA. They attend to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years. The comedy stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Mel Rodriguez.
Looks like Laurie Metcalf may soon have some extra time on her hands. The actress' CBS show, The McCarthys, has been essentially cancelled. Now, her Getting On series has been renewed for a third but final season on HBO.
Based on a UK series of the same name, Getting On follows the staff at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, CA. They attend to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years. The comedy stars Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Mel Rodriguez.
Dr. Jenna James will have a chance to get herself out of her self-imposed Medicare fraud scandal at Mount Palms Memorial Hospital — but she’ll have to act quickly.
HBO has renewed its dark comedy Getting On for a third and final season, TVLine has confirmed.
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Based on the British series of the same name, Getting On — which stars Laurie Metcalf as the manic head of the hospital’s extended care unit, and Niecy Nash and Alex Borstein as her harried nurses — ended Season »
HBO has renewed comedy “Getting On” for a third and final season. Production on the show’s concluding six episodes will begin this year.
“Getting On” follows the staff in the women’s geriatric long-term-care ward of a dysfunctional Long Beach, Calif., hospital as they battle the medical bureaucracy. It stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez. The series is based on the U.K. show of the same name, created by Vicki Pepperdine, Joanna Scanlan and Jo Brand.
The dark workplace comedy averages 1.6 million viewers per episode. A premiere date for the third season of “Getting On” has yet to be announced.
- Laura Prudom
Getting On will be back on duty for a third and final season HBO. The appropriate reaction is: "Yes!" Followed quickly by, "Oh, man! The final season?" E! News has confirmed cult hit series starring Alex Borstein, Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez will return for six episodes. The critically-acclaimed comedy follows the doctor sand nurses tasked with caring for the patients of a geriatric extended care facility. When season two ended, Metcalf's Dr. Jenna James was under scrutiny for her hospice program, Borstein's Nurse Dawn Forchette has just gotten married—but not to Rodriguez's Nurse Patsy De La Serda—and Nash's Nurse Didi Ortley was caught in the crosshairs »
HBO is giving hospital comedy Getting On a final run. The premium cable network has renewed the Alex Borstein comedy for a third and final season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The third season — like its first two — will consist of six episodes. See more 40 Years of HBO Based on the British series of the same name, Getting On centers on the doctors and nurses who comprise a women's geriatric wing at a beleaguered hospital as they struggle with the realities of caring for the elderly amid an overwhelmed heath care system. The HBO adaptation hails from Big Love creators Mark
- Lesley Goldberg
We may have moved on from the Holiday season just a month ago, but the world of Holiday-themed films will keep the sleigh moving with the upcoming Let It Snow, which has just added a huge array of cast members. The novel adaptation looks to be an attempt to create a new Christmas classic that will apparently be focusing on family foibles. According to a report from The Wrap, the eggnog-pounding project will add: John Goodman, Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde (pictured). The group will join Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, Jake Lacy, Alex Borstein, and Jon Tenney in a project that is increasingly becoming a clown car of notable actors. Getting behind the camera, will be director, Jessie Nelson. Primarily a scriptwriter of family-based comedic dramas, Let it Snow will be Nelson.s first directorial effort since 2001.s I Am Sam with »
CBS Films has cast a holiday comedy, tentatively titled “Let It Snow,” with Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde.
CBS Films is planning a Nov. 13 release.
T Bone Burnett is the film’s executive music producer and is producing its soundtrack.
The story follows the exasperated members of an extended family as they attempt to gather for their annual holiday celebration.
The project had formerly been titled “The Most Wonderful Time.”
- Dave McNary
John Goodman, Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde have joined the previously cast Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Alan Arkin. Jake Lacy, Alex Borstein and Jon Tenney have also been added in supporting roles.
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- Linda Ge and Jeff Sneider
The ratings for Family Guy keep coming down but the Fox series continues to be a cash cow for the studio. Will it ever be cancelled (for the second time)? Move to a cable channel like American Dad! did? Will it return for the 2015-16 season? Stay tuned.
On Family Guy, Peter Griffin and his family and friends continue to have crazy mishaps in the Rhode Island town of Quahog. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. (more…) »
15 items from 2015
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