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19 items from 2015


How Jim Gaffigan learned to say no to network sitcoms

14 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fifteen years ago, Jim Gaffigan was yet another young stand-up comic riding the conveyer belt from the comedy clubs to a network sitcom in the wake of the success of Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Tim Allen, and more. His CBS sitcom "Welcome to New York" was designed as a vehicle for him, but somewhere between the start of development and when it hit the air, the focus shifted to co-star Christine Baranski, an Emmy winner for CBS' "Cybill." It turned out to be a good showcase for neither, and produced only 13 episodes before calling it quits. That wasn't the end of Jim Gaffigan, sitcom actor, but for a long time, it was the end of Jim Gaffigan, aspiring sitcom star. He took jobs on other people's shows ("The Ellen Show," "My Boys") and largely focused on his food-obsessed comedy act (like his famous routine about Hot Pockets). Given how well »

- Alan Sepinwall

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David Letterman’s Ep Rob Burnett on Favorite Moments, the Final Show, and His Likely Exit as Worldwide Pants CEO

20 May 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Wednesday night will mark the end of an era for late-night TV: The David Letterman Decades. But as Dave waves goodbye after 33 years on TV, so will his executive producer, former head writer, production company president, CEO and longtime collaborator. By the way, those are all the same guy: Rob Burnett. Burnett began his career with Letterman in 1985 as a 22-year-old intern. In 1988, he joined the writing staff of “Late Night with David Letterman,” becoming head writer four years later. He moved with Letterman from NBC to CBS, where he continued as top scribe through 1996. That  year, the five-time Emmy. »

- Tony Maglio

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David Letterman's Late Show Finale to Feature Jay Leno? Find Out What the Series' Executive Producer Said

20 May 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Will David Letterman's longtime rival, Jay Leno, appear on his final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman? Don't hold your breath. Executive Producer Rob Burnett told CNNMoney in an interview posted on Tuesday that he was invited but expressed doubt that he would make an appearance. He made his comments amid much fan speculation of such a reunion, as well as recent questioning on the air by Howard Stern, who is not a fan of Leno. "Um, I don't think so, I don't think so," he said. "We invited Jay and all I heard was that he was in Chuckles in Boulder, Colorado for three weeks. It must be a long gig. I don't know. I would've loved to have Jay on the show. I think we all »

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

28 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knights of Prosperity

Showcase Inventory

Created by Rob Burnett, David Letterman, Jon Beckerman

Produced by B & B Productions, Worldwide Pants Incorporated, ABC Studios

Aired on ABC for 1 season (13 episodes, 2 Unaired) from January 3 – August 23, 2007

Cast

Donal Logue as Eugene Gurkin

Sofia Vergara as Esperanza Villalobos

Lenny Venito as Francis “Sasquatch” Squacieri

Kevin Michael Richardson as Rockefeller Butts

Maz Jobrani as Gourishankar Subramaniam

Josh Grisetti as Louis Plunk

Show Premise

After reflecting on the life of his recently deceased plumber coworker, Eugene Gurkin realizes that he wants to get more out of life, and decides to steal from the rich and famous in order to get it. He enlists his plumbing colleague, a cab driver, a security guard, and a waitress to achieve the goal. Together they decide on a target, Mick Jagger, which begins a series of foolishly constructed schemes to break into the rock star’s NYC high rise apartment. »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Whatever Happened to Ed?

7 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mr. Ed was a horse, and he ended up more reputable than Ed Stevens, the titular character in NBC’s Ed. Created by Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett, this 2000-2004 series is criminally underrated and deserves more attention than it’s gotten, and is one of the most regretfully forgotten television shows of all time.

Ed‘s premise is a simple one. The lead character is Ed, of course, who travels back to his home town following his divorce from an unfaithful wife. Originally, his plan was only to visit his hometown of Stuckyville, but following a run-in with a girl he loved in high school, Ed decides to move back home permanently. What follows is a wonderful story that may seem somewhat plain by today’s television standards. Ed is a good person and he works as a lawyer in his home town helping people and facing the occasional moral dilemma. »

- Joseph Allen

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Selena Gomez joins Paul Rudd in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

14 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Selena Gomez will join Paul Rudd in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.

The Spring Breakers actress has been cast in Rob Burnett's adaptation of the Jonathan Evison novel, reports Deadline.

The comedy drama centres around the relationship between Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and Trevor, a young man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The bond they form encourages them both to re-engage with the world around them.

Gomez will play Dot, a forthright young woman who hitches a ride with the pair and becomes the object of Trevor's crush.

The actress was most recently seen in William H Macy's directorial debut Rudderless.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving will begin shooting on January 22. »

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Selena Gomez Cast in Paul Rudd Movie The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

13 January 2015 7:40 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Selena Gomez fans, get ready to see your girl on the big screen! The brunette beauty confirmed today that she's landed a new movie role starring opposite (the wonderful, adorable, hilarious and swoonworthy) Paul Rudd in the Rob Burnett-helmed adaptation The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. "Finally able to share my new movie... Meet Dot," she tweeted. The Jonathan Evison novel of the same name was published in 2012 and tells the story of Ben Benjamin (Rudd), a man escaping divorce who just barely qualifies as a professional caregiver for a typical video-game-obsessed and sex-crazed teenage boy Trevor, who has muscular dystrophy. And that's where Selena comes in! Gomez »

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Selena Gomez Joins Paul Rudd For The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving

13 January 2015 2:35 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last week, Ant-Man headliner Paul Rudd signed on to star in the upcoming adaptation of Jonathan Evison’s 2013 novel, The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving. The brilliant slice-of-life dramedy will be shepherded to the big screen by Emmy award-winner Rob Burnett, who is slated to write and direct the flick. In the midst of prepping for its shoot in Atlanta later this month, another big name has now joined the cast in the shape of Selena Gomez.

The Spring Breakers actress will star alongside Rudd, who was recently cast as the lead Ben Benjamin. A man going through a series of traumatic life changes, he embarks on a caretaking course that leads him to befriend Trevor, a teenager who suffers from muscular dystrophy. Though they’re at loggerheads to begin with, the duo become fast friends and hit the road for a rite-of-passage trip which is where they meet Dot. Gomez »

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Selena Gomez Joins Paul Rudd for ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’

13 January 2015 2:34 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Selena Gomez is joining Paul Rudd in “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Rob Burnett wrote and is directing the adaptation of Jonathan Evison’s 2013 novel with Rudd in the role of Ben, a caregiver looking after Trevor, a tyrannical teenager in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

Gomez will play Dot, a sassy teenager who embarks on a roadtrip with Ben and Trevor.

Filming begins January 22 in Atlanta.

Gomez is coming off of Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers, »

- Linda Ge

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Selena Gomez Joins Paul Rudd In ‘The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving’

13 January 2015 1:07 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Selena Gomez has zeroed in on her next film role. The recording star and actress has landed the female lead opposite Ant-Man‘s Paul Rudd in The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving, directed by Emmy winner Rob Burnett.

Rudd will star in the indie drama as Ben, a caregiver looking after a frustrated teenager named Trevor who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Burnett, the veteran exec producer of The Late Show With David Letterman, adapted the script from Jonathan Evison’s 2013 novel of the same name. Donna Gigliotti and James Spies are producing the Levantine Film and Worldwide Pants production.

Gomez will play the role of Dot, a sassy young woman who hitches a ride with the pair during a road trip, and whose forwardness and lack of embarrassment about Trevor’s condition causes him to develop a crush on her.

Soon-to-be co-stars Gomez and Rudd »

- Jen Yamato

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Paul Rudd Set to Explain 'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving'

8 January 2015 7:41 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for Ant-Man this week, Paul Rudd has lined up his next project to follow the Marvel Studios adaptation. Variety reports the Anchorman franchise star is set to lead an adaptation of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, based on Jonathan Evison's novel of the same name. The New York Times bestselling novel follows the touching friendship of Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and a young adult stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. As you've probably guessed, the two become close friends, each helping the other in their own life with emotional, funny and inspiring results. It basically sounds like a platonic version of The Fault in Our Stars, but that might be an over simplification of the story since so many people are loving it. Rob Burnett, an Emmy-winning executive producer from "The Late Show with David Letterman" is writing the script and also directing »

- Ethan Anderton

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Paul Rudd Understands "Revised Fundamentals"

8 January 2015 6:53 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

For his first post-"Ant Man" project, Paul Rudd is set to star in the film adaptation of Jonathan Evison's novel "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" at Levantine Films and Worldwide Pants.

The story follows the touching friendship between Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and a young adult stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The two form a bond and gently push each other toward re-engaging in life.

David Letterman's regular executive producer Rob Burnett is adapting the script and will direct the project. Donna Gigliotti and James Spies will produce,and filming begins January 22nd in Atlanta.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Paul Rudd joins The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

8 January 2015 5:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Rudd has been cast in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.

The Ant-Man actor will star in director Rob Burnett's adaptation of the Jonathan Evison novel, reports Variety.

The comedy drama centres around the relationship between Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and a young adult with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The bond they form encourages them both to re-engage with the world around them.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving will begin shooting on January 22.

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' Ant-Man was released this week.

Rudd was most recently seen opposite Amy Poehler in They Came Together.

Watch the trailer for They Came Together below: »

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Paul Rudd Finds His Caregiving Side

7 January 2015 9:09 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You may have seen Paul Rudd questioning the viability of his heroic moniker in yesterday’s Ant-Man teaser trailer, but he’s aiming to do something very different for a future film. Rudd has signed on to The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving.Though it sounds like a training manual for medical professionals, it’s actually an adaptation of Jonathan Evison’s novel, which TV writer/producer Rob Burnett is overseeing and will direct. The story sounds a little like 2011’s The Intouchables, in that it finds someone helping another with medical challenges. In this case, Rudd will be Ben Benjamin, who strikes up a friendship with a young man suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. As the pair bonds, they push each other towards re-engaging in life and discover that they both have something to learn. There’s the chance it could fall into the mawkish sentimentality trap, but hopefully Rudd »

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Paul Rudd to Star in Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving; Reese Witherspoon Reteams with Alexander Payne for Downsizing; Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Jones

7 January 2015 4:52 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A trio of very interesting casting announcements have surfaced.  Briefly: Paul Rudd has set his follow-up to Marvel’s Ant-Man as the inspirational drama adaptation The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. Reese Witherspoon is reteaming with her Election director Alexander Payne for the social satire Downsizing. One of 2014’s breakout actresses, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is in line to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in the period drama Free State of Jones. Much more on these castings after the jump. Firstly, fresh off yesterday’s Ant-Man trailer premiere, Paul Rudd is making it known that he hasn’t forsaken the independent world.  Variety reports that the actor will topline an adaptation of the Jonathan Evison novel The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.  The story revolves around the friendship between Rudd’s character and a young adult stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  The Late Show with David Letterman executive producer Rob Burnett wrote the script and will direct, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Paul Rudd Joins 'Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving'

7 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paul Rudd has signed on to follow-up his role in Marvel's Ant-Man with the drama The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. The project is an adaptation of Jonathan Evison's 2012 bestselling novel of the same name. Rob Burnett, a longtime executive producer on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, is directing from his own adapted screenplay.

The story centers on Ben Benjamin (Paul Rudd), who forms a bond with a young boy stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They both begin to push each other to get their own lives back on track in this inspirational drama about two broken individuals coming to terms with their difficult lives. The role of the young boy, a 19-year-old boy named Trevor in the original book, has not been cast at this time.

Donna Gigliotti (Silver Linings Playbook) is producing alongside James Spies (Constantine). Levantine Productions and David Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants will also produce, »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Paul Rudd set for 'Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving' adaptation

7 January 2015 3:56 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Paul Rudd has been cast as the lead in the adaptation of Jonathan Evison's novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. Rudd will play Ben Benjamin, a man who befriends a young adult with with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Together, the two push each other to accept and embrace their lives. Rob Burnett is directing from a script he wrote. [Variety] • Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, Interstellar) is set to star in the upcoming Disney film Pete's Dragon. David Lowery is directing the film, which also stars Robert RedfordBryce Dallas Howard, and Oakes Fegley. The film, a remake of the 1977 film »

- C. Molly Smith

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Paul Rudd to Star in Inspirational Indie Movie ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’

7 January 2015 11:37 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paul Rudd is set to star in “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” based on the novel by Jonathan Evison.

Emmy winner Rob Burnett, who serves as executive producer of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” will direct from his own adapted screenplay.

See photo: Paul Rudd Suits Up as ‘Ant-Man’ in First Look at Marvel’s Newest, Tiniest Hero (Photo)

The inspirational story finds Rudd forming a unique bond with someone afflicted with muscular dystrophy.

Also Read: ‘Ant-Man’ First Trailer: Paul Rudd Asks ‘Is It Too Late to Change the Name?’ (Video)

Donna Gigliotti (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and James Spies will produce the indie movie, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Paul Rudd to Star in Adaptation of ‘Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’ (Exclusive)

7 January 2015 11:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Rudd has wasted no time in finding his follow-up to the highly anticipated “Ant-Man.”

Rudd is set to star in the adaptation of Jonathan Evison novel “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.”

Rob Burnett, five-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer of “The Late Show With David Letterman,” will direct, and he is also adapting the script.

Story follows the touching friendship between Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and a young adult stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The two form a unique bond and gently push each other toward re-engaging in life in an affecting, funny and inspirational tale of broken people coming to terms with difficult lives.

Donna Gigliotti (“Silver Linings Playbook”) will produce along with James Spies (“Constantine”). Production begins Jan. 22 in Atlanta.

The film is a Levantine Films production, in association with Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, and is financed by a group of private investors that include Levantine Films.

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- Justin Kroll

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