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Match Game: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on ABC?

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Vulture WatchHow long will the star-studded Match Game stick around? Has the Match Game TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Match Game, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Alec Baldwin hosts Match Game, a reboot of the classic game show, airing on the television network. In the series, contestants answer fun “fill in the blank” questions, hoping to match answers with as many of celebrities panelists as possible. They compete for a grand prize of $25,000. Celebrity panelists in season two of this ABC series include Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Ice T, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady, Caroline »


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Woody Harrelson is the embarrassing eccentric Dad we all dread in new red band trailer for Wilson

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Author: Zehra Phelan

With the Sundance London line-up announcement, this morning which sees Woody Harrelson’s Wilson making its debut at the festival we get to take a peek at the first official hilarious red band trailer and poster.

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Harrelson, who is currently in London this week promoting Lost in London and will be seen in the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes, plays a middle-aged man, estranged from his wife and has absolutely no concept of other people’s personal space in the trailer. On finding out he has a daughter who was put up for adoption entices her to play stalker, but not before she gives him a good handbag hiding, in order to get to know and go totally Dad crazy when he sees her being bullied. It’s classic loopy Harrelson in a role that has such warmhearted intentions but goes »

- Zehra Phelan

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2017 Sundance Film Festival: London announces full programme

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Sundance Institute and Picturehouse have today announced the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London, which takes place between June 1st and June 4th at Picturehouse Central.

The festival will present 14 feature films direct from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah:

Beatriz at Dinner (Director: Miguel Arteta, Screenwriter: Mike White)

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

Principal cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloë Sevigny, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Connie Britton

The Big Sick (Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani)

Based on the real-life courtship: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, »

- Gary Collinson

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Son of Zorn: Season Two; Would You Watch More of the Fox Series?

26 March 2017 7:01 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Son of Zorn finished its first season back in February and Fox has still not announced whether it's cancelled or renewed for season two. What do you think? Would you watch a second season of this crazy comedy?The Son of Zorn sitcom follows Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean -- where everything and everyone is animated -- who returns to Orange County in California to win back his live-action ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) and their awkward teenage son (Johnny Pemberton). The cast also includes Tim Meadows and Artemis Pebdani.Read More… »


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Wilson – Review

23 March 2017 9:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »


This week sees another comic book adaptation arrive at movie theatres, while the Lego Batman and Logan are still pulling audiences in at the multiplex. Ah, but this film is not another superhero slugfest (we’ll have three more of those from Marvel Studios, and two from Warner/DC by the year’s end). No this comes from the “upper classes” of illustrated narratives, those “serious and somber” graphic novels (kind of a “highfalutin'” moniker). Several prestige flicks have been based on such books, like The History Of Violence and The Road To Perdition (both earned Oscar noms). The “graphic artist” (hey, I’ll bet he’d prefer cartoonist) behind this new film is no stranger to cinema. Matter of fact, this is his third feature-length movie adaptation. The first was my personal favorite flick of 2001, the quirky Ghost World (no ectoplasmic apparitions, but a teenage Scarlett Johansson). Five years »

- Jim Batts

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Train of thought by Anne-Katrin Titze

23 March 2017 4:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Daniel Clowes had Patricia Highsmith and Alfred Hitchcock on his mind for Wilson: "He's like a different version of the Robert Walker character in Strangers on a Train …" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

A comment to director Craig Johnson and screenwriter/graphic novelist Daniel Clowes on Laura Dern's tattoos for her character Pippi in Wilson, led us to Robert Crumb, Tony Danza, Van Halen, and Pippi Longstocking. Woody Harrelson is Wilson, Pippi's ex-husband, and they have a daughter, Claire (Isabella Amara). Judy Greer plays Shelly, Wilson's dog sitter for Pepper and Cheryl Hines was once his sister-in-law.

Craig Johnson: "I like that in the Laura Dern version, Pippi is just this freckly faced, smiling can-do girl." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Not a shy man, Wilson likes to talk to all kinds of strangers. On an empty train, on the swing at the playground, in the men's room at an amusement park. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Wilson Review

22 March 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We all have that one friend who has literally no filter. Well, imagine that person multiplied by ten and you might approach the level of social honesty that the title character displays in Wilson. Played with a sly grin and twinkle in his eye, Woody Harrelson fully embraces the vulgar and obnoxious Wilson, imbuing him with a charm that has the final say in each awkward situation in this film adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel of the same name.

In an attempt to reconnect with the world, the lonesome loose lipped Wilson thrusts himself back into society, which leads to a reunion with his ex-wife Pippi (Laura Dern) and the discovery that he’s a father. Pippi had a baby girl shortly after they split seventeen years prior and put her up for adoption. Wilson convinces Pippi that their daughter Claire (Isabella Amara) deserves to know who her real parents are. »

- Joseph Hernandez

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'Wilson' Review: Woody Harrelson Nearly Saves Sentimental-Crank Cringe-Comedy

22 March 2017 6:11 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Woody Harrelson is the life of this party, based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, the indie-comics legend whose work has inspired one film landmark in 2001's Ghost World (forget Art School Confidential). Wilson is not in that movie's league by a long shot, though you couldn't imagine a better interpreter of Clowes' world than Harrelson. That mischief in the actor's eyes keeps us intrigued by the film's title character, a neurotic grouch who rails against the Internet and other plagues of the modern age. Wilson also hates people – his main enjoyment, »

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Interview: Big Little Lies’ Laura Dern on mastering the onscreen freak-out

21 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s always a pleasure to watch Laura Dern lose it on screen. And she does just that in both Wilson, the Daniel Clowes adaptation due out Friday, and the HBO limited series Big Little Lies. In the former, Pippi, a recovering addict, uses her handbag to unleash her frustration on her ex, the titular character (Woody Harrelson), but goes completely berserk when faced with judgments from her stuck-up sister (Cheryl Hines). Dern’s Big Little Lies matriarch, Renata Klein, isn’t quite so physical. But she unleashes a maelstrom of pained vitriol upon learning her daughter has been bitten by a peer.

Both characters’ complicated, unfettered female anger feels almost cathartic in this day and age, and when The A.V. Club sat down with Dern this weekend she did not hesitate to draw parallels between her work and the current political climate. We also tried (and for the »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Woody Harrelson’s potentially big 2017 begins with “Wilson”

21 March 2017 6:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The first part of any given year is usually pretty dry when it comes to awards contenders. As such, a lot of the time speculation surrounds who might end up in play, should their upcoming films be worthy of contention. Once such actor with a decent sized slate in 2017 is Woody Harrelson. Here is a man with Academy Award nominations to his name, but perhaps no driving force so far pushing him towards an Oscar. He also was just out and out snubbed in regards to receiving no attention last year for The Edge of Seventeen. Could that change this year? There’s a chance, but first, he begins by trying to please the crowd with his new comedy Wilson. It opens this week after a debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie, for those wondering, is a dark edged comedy, one with Harrelson playing the title character. »

- Joey Magidson

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Taking the lead by Anne-Katrin Titze

21 March 2017 5:40 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Judy Greer as Shelly with Pepper in Craig Johnson's Wilson

Having just wrapped up her directorial debut A Happening of Monumental Proportions, written by Gary Lundy, starring Bradley Whitford, Katie Holmes, Common, and Allison Janney, Judy Greer talked about her work on Wilson.

Greer plays Shelly, professional dog sitter, who takes care of Wilson's (Woody Harrelson) fox terrier called Pepper. Wilson is a man without many friends because he always says what he considers to be the truth. While his life begins to spin out of control, with an ex-wife Pippi (Laura Dern), a furious former sister-in-law Polly (Cheryl Hines), and the discovery of a daughter named Claire (Isabella Amara), Shelly remains a calm - if half-forgotten by the story - port in his storm, until all comes full circle and we return to her with a surprising vengeance.

Judy Greer with Isabella Amara: "I'm a real »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Lauren Graham to Recur on Season Nine

24 February 2017 5:11 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Lauren Graham is headed to HBO. Deadline reports the Gilmore Girls star has joined the highly anticipated ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.The comedy, which stars Larry David as himself, has been on a hiatus since its eighth season ended in 2011. Returning cast members include Cheryl Hines, Jb Smoove, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Garlin, and Susie Essman.Read More… »


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Son of Zorn: Fox Releases (Series?) Finale Description

30 January 2017 8:57 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Son of Zorn is wrapping up. Recently, Fox released a new description for the TV series' upcoming season one finale, SpoilerTV reports.The hybrid comedy follows Zorn, a warrior (voice of Jason Sudeikis) from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated — as he returns to Orange County in California to win back his live-action ex-wife and their teenage son. The cast also includes Johnny Pemberton, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and Artemis Pebdani.Read More… »


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‘Wilson’ Review: Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern Are Cruel, and Kind of Funny, in Daniel Clowes Adaptation

22 January 2017 6:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wilson” is pitched somewhere between “Bad Santa” and Rick Alverson’s “The Comedy,” inhabiting a familiar strain of American movies about profoundly unlikable people. It’s based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes, who excels at examining the lives of somber characters trapped in drab, isolating worlds. But even as the screenplay (which Clowes adapted) contains much of the source material’s pitch-black humor, it also falls short of realizing its subtle vision of an angry recluse learning to make peace with his surroundings.

A crazy-eyed Woody Harrelson portrays Wilson, a loudmouthed, middle-aged creep, and his performance captures the character’s fundamental appeal. Tackling this material was a tricky proposition, but the movie pulls off some endearing qualities thanks to director Craig Johnson, who last achieved a balance of gloomy comedy and a dark backdrop with “Skeleton Twins.” With “Wilson,” he appropriates the graphic novel »

- Eric Kohn

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Wilson trailer: Woody Harrelson stars in comic adaptation

18 January 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Starring Woody Harrelson, Wilson tells the story of one misanthrope's discovery that he has a 17-year-old kid. Here's a trailer...

Not all comic book adaptations are about superheroes. Take Wilson, the upcoming film adaptation of the Daniel Clowes graphic novel about a middle-aged, misanthropic loner who finds out he has a 17-year-old daughter.

Directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) and starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Isabella Amara, Margo Martindale, and Cheryl HinesWilson just made its Sundance Film Festival debut, and will get a theatrical release on March 24th in the Us (no word on the UK yet). It comes from a script written by Clowes himself and, from the looks of the trailer below, the film includes much of the heart and cynicism of the original comic.

In addition to Wilson, Clowes is the man behind cult favorites like Ghost World and Art School Confidential. »

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Red & Green Band Trailers For Woody Harrelson's Wilson Are Here!

18 January 2017 6:28 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Woody Harrelson's next film, Wilson, is set to make its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. We'll have our own Edward Douglas attend the festival in order to see and review the film, which is an adaptation of the graphic novel by the same name from Daniel Clowes. Clowes wrote the script for the film.

Wilson's got a couple of new trailers. One Red Band and one Green! Check them both out right here:

"Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met.  In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her."

Wilson also stars Laura DernJudy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara, and was directed by Craig Johnson »

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Woody Harrelson's Life Finds Some Purpose In This Hilarious New Trailer For Craig Johnson's Wilson

17 January 2017 5:34 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Fox Searchlight has debuted another trailer for the upcoming big-screen take on Daniel Clowes' (Ghost World, Ice Haven, Mister Wonderful) Wilson. Before he heads off to the galaxy far, far away, Woody Harrelson will star as the titular character of the acclaimed graphic novel, who makes one last-ditch effort to reconnect with his drug-addled ex-wife (Laura Dern) when he realizes they have a daughter together. The movie also stars Judy Greer (Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Tomorrowland) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm). Check out hilarious trailer below, and let us know what you think. Wilson is directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins), and is set to hit theaters in March. »

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New trailer for Daniel Clowes adaptation Wilson starring Woody Harrelson

17 January 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, a new trailer has arrive online for Craig Johnson’s adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Wilson. The upcoming comedy stars Woody Harrelson in the lead role as the titular Wilson alongside Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met.  In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

Wilson is set for release on March 24th, 2017. »

- Amie Cranswick

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New Trailer for Woody Harrelson's 'Wilson', Premiering at Sundance

17 January 2017 1:54 PM, PST | | See recent news »

"I'm just lucky I figured it out a long time ago: life is lonely, and miserable." Fox Searchlight has revealed a second official trailer for the indie comedy Wilson, starring Woody Harrelson as the character Wilson, from the director of The Skeleton Twins. This is premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival next week. Harrelson plays a "lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time." The cast includes Laura Dern (who looks awesome), Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines, Shaun Brown, David Warshofsky and Isabella Amara. This looks fun, and oddly charming at the same time, and I'm looking forward to checking it out at Sundance soon. Enjoy. Here's the new green band (see the red band) trailer for Craig Johnson's Wilson, direct from YouTube: Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who »

- Alex Billington

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‘Wilson’ Trailer: A Neurotic Woody Harrelson Tries To Unite His Family in Sundance World Premiere

17 January 2017 1:28 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 2014, Craig Johnson was one of the biggest Sundance breakouts thanks to “The Skeleton Twins,” an offbeat comedy about siblings in crisis that allowed stars Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader to unleash all of their comedic and dramatic sensibilities. Three years later, Johnson is returning to Park City with a movie that should afford Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern the same opportunity, and it once again finds an unsual family finding their way back to each other.

Read More: Woody Harrelson: The One Role That Could Lure Him Back to TV

Wilson,” adapted by Daniel Clowes from his graphic novel of the same name, stars Harrelson as a neurotic loner who learns he’s a father to a teenage daughter. The discovery leads him on a journey to reconnect his family, which includes his estranged wife, played by Laura Dern. Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines co-star in the dark comedy, »

- Zack Sharf

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