14 items from 2016
Production has now wrapped in Vancouver on writer/director Alex Zamm's CG-live-action film "Woody Woodpecker", based on the famous Walter Lantz cartoon character, starring Timothy Omundson, Thaila Ayala, Graham Verchere and Toby Walters:
The 'anthropomorphic' acorn woodpecker cartoon character soon appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio...
...alongside 'Andy Panda', distributed by Universal Pictures.
Woody's character and design would evolve over the years, from an insane bird with an unusually garish design to a more refined look.
- Michael Stevens
Since 2010, the Emmy for supporting actor in a comedy has been shared between two shows, “Modern Family” and “Veep.” Tony Hale looks like a sure bet to score another nom after two wins, though the “Veep” ensemble is so strong, the entire category could comprise actors on the show. Likewise, the “Modern Family” cast is flawless, though two-time winners Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell have thus far been rewarded while Ed O’Neill and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have not.
And while technically not related, the supporting actors who make up the dysfunctional family of “Silicon Valley” are an embarrassment of riches — T.J. Miller should score a nomination just for his scene in episode four in which he delivers his lines while coughing and laughing simultaneously after a harsh bong hit. »
- Jenelle Riley
Galavant may not be headed back to the small screen after ABC cancelled it yesterday. But TVLine reports the musical comedy may be headed to the stage.
Galavant starred Joshua Sasse as the titular dashing hero, who goes on an epic adventure in search of his true love. Mallory Jansen, Timothy Omundson, Karen David, Vinnie Jones, Luke Youngblood, Ben Presley, and Darren Evans also starred.
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“Galavant” has been canceled after 2 seasons on ABC, TheWrap has learned. The musical comedy will not return for Season 3 in the 2016-17 season. “Galavant” focused on a dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), who lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Co-stars include Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid. Also Read: 'The Muppets' Canceled After 1 Season at ABC Broadway composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater did original music for the show, which was executive produced by Dan Fogelman. The move comes as the alphabet network. »
- Linda Ge
Notch up another big night for “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
The Oscar contender gained more momentum at tonight’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild awards, where it won trophies for best period and/or character makeup and for best special makeup effects.
“Mad Max,” with three noms, led the field in the feature competition. “American Horror Story” was rewarded with five wins.
The Guild distributed prizes in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater.
The ceremony took place at Paramount Studios Theatre before an audience of more than 700, including guild members, industry execs and press. Muahs president Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the ceremony with “The Real’s” Loni Love serving as host. M.A.C. Cosmetics was the presenting sponsor. »
- Peter Caranicas
The Performer | Vanessa Hudgens
The Show | Grease: Live (Jan. 31, 2016)
The Performance | Headlining a live TV musical is a lofty challenge, but Vanessa Hudgens’ wickedly funny, wildly charismatic and deeply sympathetic performance as bad girl Rizzo in Grease: Live borders on miraculous when you remember that she lost her father to cancer the night before the telecast.
Hudgens’ pair of showstoppers were a study in opposites. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” — a deliciously bitchy put-down of wholesome new acquaintence Sandy — allowed Hudgens to show off her comic chops as she donned a blond wig, swanned around a slumber party »
ABC’s Galavant wrapped its sophomore staging this Sunday with a war involving not three but four armies, a bit of dark (dark) magic and, when all was said and done, happy endings for some of the heroes.
The closer opened with Chef and Gwynne’s idyllic life in a tiny hovel disrupted as they realized they lived smack dab at the conversion of the three warring armies, from Valencia, Hortensia (wielding pots and pans but no whisks, please) and the zombie »
With the return of Season 8 now just over a week away, ABC’s Castle has released a bevy of photos from its next two episodes.
RelatedCastle to Return a Week Later Than Planned, But Adds Sunday Outing
In Episode 9, “Tone Deaf” (airing Feb. 8), when a body is found in the theater of Martha’s latest show, Castle and Beckett’s investigation leads them into the unexpectedly dangerous world of competitive a capella — though as seen in the slideshow below, Alexis tags along as Rick uncovers what looks like an “underground” sing-off a la Pitch Perfect.
RelatedCastle ‘Spinoff’ Buzz: ABC Boss »
Former Good Wife private eye Archie Panjabi is headed back to the courtroom with a starring role in ABC’s The Jury.
RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
The potential drama series examines the ultimate social experiment that happens thousands of times a day in the U.S.: a person’s fate is placed in the hands of 12 strangers. Described as 12 Angry Men meets the podcast Serial, the project follows a single murder trial a season as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgment, »
Galavant may be wrapping up season two this Sunday, but the stars of the ABC musical comedy are already looking to season three—and they've got some pretty lofty goals on their celebrity cameo wish list. E! News recently sat down with stars Timothy Omundson, Mallory Jansen, Karen David, and Luke Youngblood (Galavant himself, Joshua Sasse, and his handsome face were sadly elsewhere) to find out which stars they'd love to see follow in the footsteps of Kylie Minogue, John Stamos, and Weird Al Yankovic with a guest spot should the series earn a renewal. As the video above reveals, they're really swinging for the fences. Before anyone can think about a third season, however, there's still the »
Timothy Omundson is singing a most happy tune.
Even though ABC’s Galavant is wrapping its sophomore staging this Sunday at 8/7c, the veteran actor cannot say enough about the ambitious musical-comedy, which this season pumped in a lot of heart on top of hummable tunes and anachronistic humor.
As deposed King Richard and his bestie Galavant ready to lead a zombie army into war with Madalena and Gareth’s kingdom of Valencia, the Psych alum shared with TVLine the story of the months-long journey that led him to revisit his love of musical-theater. (Now if only Omundson’s missus »
ABC’s latest crop of pilot orders include a wedding-themed comedy from Shonda Rhimes’ production house and a gender-swapping spin on Will & Grace.
RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows and Stars
Shondaland’s Toast, which has Scandal‘s Scott Foley and Alias alum Greg Grunberg as writer/executive producers, follows a wedding rehearsal dinner where the toasts made by an eclectic assortment of friends and family are illustrated by far-more-truthful flashbacks.
Does size matter? Apparently not, at least in the context of this sneak peek from ABC’s Galavant.
RelatedJanuary Premieres, Returns, Finales and More: Save the 120+ Dates!
In the first of this Sunday’s two episodes, “Giants vs. Dwarves” (airing at 8/7c), Galavant (played by Joshua Sasse) grows so fed up with Richard’s poor decision-making that he sets out to find some giants on his own. The giants agree to join Gal’s army — provided that he helps them defeat the dwarves in battle.
Richard (Timothy Omundson) in turn sides with the dwarves, setting the stage for the Sharks vs. »
The first season of Galavant drew low ratings but ABC renewed it for a second season anyway. Will the numbers grow this time around or will they fall lower? Cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
Galavant revolves around a brave and dashing hero (Joshua Sasse) -- who can also sing and dance. Now that he's discovered the dark side of Madalena (Mallory Jansen), Galavant's adventures continue as he embarks on an unlikely bromance with King Richard (Timothy Omundson) and fights to rekindle the romance with his true love, Isabella (Karen David). Others in the cast include Vinnie Jones, Luke Youngblood, Ben Presley, Darren Evans, Stanley Townsend, Genevieve Allenbury, Sophie McShera, and Rutger Hauer.Read More… »
14 items from 2016
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