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SundanceTV Reveals Premiere Dates for New Series 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter'

1 July 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

SundanceTV on Wednesday announced the premiere dates for its new original nonfiction series Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with THR. The show, featuring THR's Roundtable discussions with this season's leading Emmy contenders, is set to debut Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. Et/Pt, and air each Sunday leading up to the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 20. This year's panels included Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ricky Gervais, Lena Dunham, Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen, as well as TV creators Lee Daniels, Beau Willimon and Damon Lindelof, among others. Moderated by THR awards and

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- THR Staff

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Top 10 Emmy spoilers for Best Comedy Actor: Don Cheadle, Will Forte, Anthony Anderson ...

30 June 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Even before last year's Emmy nominations were announced, we had Jim Parsons pegged to win his fourth Comedy Actor Emmy for his deadpan turn on "The Big Bang Theory." And we predicted three of the other five fellows who would be in the running for this award: Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") and Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes").  However, we did not tap William H. Macy ("Shameless") and Ricky Gervais ("Derek") for nominations, ranking them in seventh and ninth place respectively. Rather, we were expecting Golden Globes champ Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") and the late Robin Williams ("The Crazy Ones") to reap bids. This year, we are predicting that Parson, C.K., LeBlanc and Macy will be back in the race. But we have Cheadle just missing the cut, ranking him in seventh. And Gervais is ineligible, with the final episode of "Derek" contending as a telefil...' »

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Dean Gaffney's 8 greatest hits: EastEnders, Extras and I'm a Celebrity

26 June 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

EastEnders fans are surely rejoicing at the news that Dean Gaffney will be returning as Robbie Jackson after five years away.

Hapless Robbie has become a fan favourite over the years, but Gaffers himself has been entertaining us in the meantime in various ways. Here are a few highlights:

1. EastEnders: Wellard and well unlucky in love

When you think of Robbie Jackson, you probably instantly think of Wellard, one of the best soap dogs of all time. Aside from his friendship with the loyal mutt, Robbie actually had quite a lot of genuinely dramatic storylines, including having to work as a road sweeper for years.

His girlfriend's dad sent him to hospital after accusing him of rape, while he had a strained relationship with his estranged father. He didn't possess the womanising powers of his popstar counterpart, and had to call off his first engagement after she cheated on him. »

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Netflix showcases Emmy hopefuls 'House of Cards,' 'Daredevil' and more in traveling costume display

25 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Netflix is aiming for the Creative Arts Emmys. They showcased costumes from their wide-ranging lineup in a traveling display featured at the events Netflix hosted for television academy members and Emmy voters. (Watch the video below.) -Break- Those special events took place at Paramount Pictures Studios on April 8, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on April 27, the Directors Guild of America on May 20 and the Pacific Design Center on May 4, May 26 and June 7. Watch exclusive Emmy interviews with Netflix stars Uzo Aduba, Ricky Gervais, Ellie Kemper, Kyle Chandler and more The programs featured in the costume showcase include: "Marco Polo" (costume designers Tim Yip and Jo Korer) "Peaky Blinders" (costume designer Lorna Marie Mugan) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (costume designer Tina Nigro) "Daredevil" (costume designer Stephanie Maslansky) "House of Cards" (co »

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Life On The Road (2016): Ricky Gervais’ “David Brent” Character Gets Feature Film

23 June 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Life On The Road Gets 2016 Release Date. Ricky Gervais created on the most iconic modern television characters within the original, superior, incredible The Office (2001–2003). David Brent is insecure, going through a midlife crisis. He’s overweight, trying desperately to be younger than he is, to fit in with the others. He just wants to be loved, but goes about it in the worst possible ways ever put to television. He is an embarrassment, a boss you’d hate to have, but one you can’t help but love. You root for him, because he’s the definitive underdog: too stupid to be aware.

This character is now getting a feature-film. Well, in 2016 he is. According to Deadline, Open Road Films has acquired the U.S. rights to the film, which has a U.K. release date of August 19, 2016. A wide theatrical release is planned for the U.S. shortly after that. »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Ricky Gervais will be in Us cinemas as The Office's David Brent in 2016

23 June 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Us fans of the original Office series will get to see Ricky Gervais's spinoff movie in cinemas next year.

Life on the Road picks up more than a decade after the end of The Office, as eternal dreamer David Brent tries to launch a music career.

Distributor Open Road Films has now officially picked up Life on the Road for release in Us cinemas in 2016.

"David Brent getting a big Us theatrical release? He can die happy now. (Spoiler alert – he does not die in this movie)," Gervais joked in a press statement.

A Us cinema release is currently being slotted for shortly after Life on the Road bows in the UK on August 19, 2016.

The movie will bring back Doc Brown as Dom Johnson, the rapper who recorded anthem 'Equality Street' for Comic Relief in the UK.

Life on the Road is being written, directed and produced by Gervais. »

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Ricky Gervais will be in Us cinemas as The Office's David Brent in 2016

23 June 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Us fans of the original Office series will get to see Ricky Gervais's spinoff movie in cinemas next year.

Life on the Road picks up more than a decade after the end of The Office, as eternal dreamer David Brent tries to launch a music career.

Distributor Open Road Films has now officially picked up Life on the Road for release in Us cinemas in 2016.

"David Brent getting a big Us theatrical release? He can die happy now. (Spoiler alert – he does not die in this movie)," Gervais joked in a press statement.

A Us cinema release is currently being slotted for shortly after Life on the Road bows in the UK on August 19, 2016.

The movie will bring back Doc Brown as Dom Johnson, the rapper who recorded anthem 'Equality Street' for Comic Relief in the UK.

Life on the Road is being written, directed and produced by Gervais. »

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Open Road acquires Ricky Gervais' 'Life On The Road'

23 June 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Worldwide sales agent eOne Features has struck a Us deal on Ricky Gervais’ comedy charting the post-The Office life of mockumentary sensation David Brent.

Gervais wrote and will direct Life On The Road, which catches up with the notorious former middle manager as he pursues his dream of rock stardom and finances a UK tour while working as a travelling salesman.

eOne and BBC Films finance the project

David Brent getting a big Us theatrical release? He can die happy now. (Spoiler alert – he does not die in this movie),” said Gervais.

eOne has confirmed that Life On The Road will open in the UK on August 19 2016, with Open Road planning a wide Us theatrical release shortly thereafter. 

eOne Features president Xavier Marchand and head of business and legal affairs for eOne Films UK Spyro Markesinis brokered the deal with Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, COO and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and evp of production and acquisitions »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Open Road acquires ‘Life On The Road’

23 June 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Worldwide sales agent eOne Features has struck a Us deal on Ricky Gervais’ comedy charting the post-The Office life of mockumentary sensation David Brent.

Gervais wrote and will direct the film, which catches up with the notorious former middle manager as he pursues his dream of rock stardom and finances a UK tour while working as a travelling salesman.

eOne and BBC Films finance the project

David Brent getting a big Us theatrical release? He can die happy now. (Spoiler alert – he does not die in this movie),” said Gervais.

eOne has confirmed that Life On The Road will open in the UK on August 19 2016, with Open Road planning a wide Us theatrical release shortly thereafter. 

eOne Features president Xavier Marchand and head of business and legal affairs for eOne Films UK Spyro Markesinis brokered the deal with Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, COO and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and evp of production and acquisitions [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ricky Gervais’ David Brent Movie ‘Life On The Road’ Acquired By Open Road

23 June 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Open Road Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Life On The Road, the Ricky Gervais movie that revives Gervais’ David Brent character made famous on the original UK series The Office. Gervias wrote, directed and stars in the pic, which now has a UK release date set for August 19, 2016, with Open Road planning a wide theatrical release in the U.S. shortly thereafter. The pic centers on a documentary crew catching up with Brent — former star of UK hit series The Office and… »

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Ricky Gervais’ ‘Office’ Movie Spinoff Bought by Open Road

23 June 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road has bought U.S. rights to “Life on the Road,” Ricky Gervais’ spinoff movie from his British TV series “The Office.”

“Life on the Road” will be directed, written by and star Gervais. It will be centered on a documentary crew catching up with Gervais’ David Brent character — now working as a traveling salesman — as he chases his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a U.K. tour with his band Foregone Conclusion.

David Brent getting a big U.S. theatrical release?” Gervais said. “He can die happy now.”

eOne Features, which handles worldwide rights said the “Life on the Road” will open in the U.K. on Aug. 19, 2016, with Open Road planning for a wide theatrical release in the U.S. shortly thereafter.

Ricky Gervais is a comic genius and we can’t wait to see where he takes this beloved character,” Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg said. »

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Ricky Gervais’ ‘The Office’ Spinoff Movie Gets Us Distributor, 2016 Release Date

23 June 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ricky Gervais will ride again as “The Office” star David Brent when Open Road Films brings “Life on the Road” to U.S. theaters in 2016. Entertainment One Features announced on Tuesday that Open Road, an independent distributor, acquired the rights to the mockumentary following Brent, now working as a traveling salesman, pursuing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, “Foregone Conclusion.” Gervais also wrote and directed the feature financed by Entertainment One (eOne) in association with BBC Films. UK audiences will get to see the comedy first when it opens across the Atlantic on Aug. »

- Greg Gilman

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News Shorts: June 23rd 2015

23 June 2015 4:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Independence Day Resurgence

A new piece of concept art from the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel has gone online. The art shows the military piloting an alien craft through what was once a city. Roland Emmerich returns to helm the follow-up to the 1996 alien invasion tale which is currently filming ahead of a release next summer. [Source: Empire]

Everest

The general release of Baltasar Kormakur's climbing disaster tale "Everest" has been pushed back by a week from September 18th to September 25th. The move has been designed to give an extra push to the movies IMAX run which will still continue on the 18th and have a one week exclusive run in the premium large-format.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington star in the film about the 1996 disaster that left climbers stranded high atop the world's highest mountain. [Source: THR]

Unforgettable

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- Garth Franklin

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Ricky Gervais to make The Office spin-off without Stephen Merchant

22 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Office movie: Award-winning comedian Ricky Gervais will reportedly make ‘The Office’ film without the help of his long-time collaborator Stephen Merchant. Ricky Gervais to make The Office movie

Ricky Gervais will reportedly make The Office movie without the help of Stephen Merchant.

The duo worked together on the original TV series, but will not be reuniting for the much-anticipated movie – titled Life On The Road – which is scheduled for release next year.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Ricky has every right to do a David Brent movie on his own but fans will understandably be gutted to have it confirmed that Stephen is not involved at all.

“Together they created one of the all-time classic TV shows with ‘The Office’, and all their projects as a team have been so well received.”

What’s more, it’s been claimed The Office movie will not feature many of the actors from the original show, »

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Ricky Gervais on 'end of an era' with 'Derek' (behind the scenes video)

18 June 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I think it's my favorite job I've ever done," Ricky Gervais confesses in a new video featurette (watch below) about "Derek," which competes in the Emmy races for Best TV Movie, Actor, Writing and Directing after two years as a Netflix regular series. -Break- "Yes, the end of an era," he acknowledges. "Derek" has been presented over two TV seasons, wrapping up with a special, which follows the same presentation pattern as Gervais' original "The Office" on British TV. "For the first time ever I really toyed with a third season just because it was so much fun. It has so many characters. We never run out of ideas, but it really is best creatively to leave on a high, wishing you maybe had done a bit more." In 2005, "The Office" special was nominated at the Emmys for Best TV Movie. Three years later, the special that ended Gervais' series &quo. »

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Ricky Gervais, Jordan Peele and TV's Funniest Actors on Failed Fart Skits, Louis C.K. Worship and When to Play the Race Card

17 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Two sketch performers, an Oscar nominee, an awards-emcee instigator, a Canadian import turned American geek icon and a Saturday Night Live alum who somehow persuaded a broadcast network to do a comedy about the apocalypse walk into a studio … The punchline? They're countless in this no-holds-barred discussion among six top Emmy comedy contenders. Here, Portlandia's Fred Armisen, 48; House of Lies' Don Cheadle, 50; The Last Man on Earth's Will Forte, 44; Derek's Ricky Gervais, 53; Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch, 33; and

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- Stacey Wilson Hunt

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The Weirdest Emmy Ballot Omissions and Oddities

15 June 2015 7:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The race for the Emmys has officially begun. Voting for the TV Academy’s top honors is now open until June 26 — exclusively online for the first time ever — and ballots for all categories are available for viewing.

Variety perused some of the top categories to check out the inevitable oddities, including series left out of consideration (wherefore art thou, “Cougar Town”?) and key performers guaranteed not to get nominated because they’re not on the ballot (sorry, Max Greenfield).

– It was news when the TV Academy’s new attempt to define half-hours as comedies and hourlong series as dramas resulted in “Orange Is the New Black” moving to drama series contention this year. (Meanwhile “Glee” and “Shameless” stayed in comedy, along with newcomer “Jane the Virgin.”) But somehow hourlongs “Devious Maids” (Lifetime) and “Hart of Dixie” (the CW) wound up in the comedy category too, with no fanfare.

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Ricky Gervais on crazy comedy, Emmys and saying goodbye to Netflix hit 'Derek' (Exclusive Video)

15 June 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Humor exists to get us through life," Ricky Gervais says in our webcam chat as we discuss his new Emmy contender, "Derek: The Final Chapter," the TV movie that marks the end of his Netflix series. "That's the only reason it's there. So I defiantly take on taboo subjects. I want the audience to go to places they haven't been before. I take them by the hand through a scary forest and they come out the other side." Curiously, that's what his sweet-natured character does in "Derek" – he holds the hands of senior citizens who live in a British nursing home as they face fears of looming death. Last year Gervais snagged an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Actor and now he's favored by Gold Derby's racetrack odds to be nommed for Best Actor in a Movie/Limited Series. "Derek" has even stronger odds to earn a bid for »

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20 Funniest Moments In British Comedy

15 June 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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If humour was a global banquet, then it’s safe to assume that American wit would be some sort of fast-food outlet. Trashy, disposable, pretty bad for you, but nonetheless immensely enjoyable – what it lacks in substance and nourishment it more than makes up for with that mix of both pride and shame you get when you’re through with it.

British humour on the other hand, far from being the gourmet feast of riches we believe it to be, is actually more akin to a mid-price carvery. Dry, stodgy, and not having changed in about 50 or so years, it’s been artificially kept warm for longer than is natural and, when examined closely, isn’t really that appetising. In theory vastly inferior to its American counterparts in almost every way, and yet, when consumed, it’s so much more satisfying that to compare the two is probably the greatest joke of all. »

- Adam Clery

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The definitive Top 25 TV kisses of all time from Ross and Rachel to Sheldon and Amy: 10-1

12 June 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Yesterday we began our countdown of the best ever TV kisses after an office vote, including the likes of The X-Files, Dawson's Creek and Cheers.

Today, we conclude our poll to find the ultimate TV kiss, and please vote in our poll to select your own choice. If your favourite hasn't made the cut, please leave us a comment below.

The definitive Top 25 TV kisses of all time: 25-11

10. Kirk and Uhura in Star Trek

Sure, it's not the long, drawn-out payoff of a will-they-won't-they sitcom, and you'd be hard pushed to find a less romantic kiss on this list, but for what it represents in the wider cultural history of 1960s America and the extraordinary story behind the day of the shoot, it's hard to beat Captain Kirk and Uhura's iconic Star Trek smooch. As one of the first interracial kisses on national television - and certainly the most »

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