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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Trailer: Elijah Wood Electrifies Murder-Mystery Series

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

BBC America has your new favorite comedy premiering this fall. The network released the first look at “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” during their Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Stars Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, along with lead writer and executive producer Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper, discussed the upcoming series, which is now in production.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” follows Wood as loner Todd who’s life, after the bizarre murder of a millionaire, is thrust into the orbit of Dirk Gently (Barnett), an eccentric detective who believes they’re destined to solve the murder-mystery together. Upon meeting this new pal, his realizes that his life will never be the same. Crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode lands them »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Trailer: Elijah Wood Electrifies Murder-Mystery Series

3 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

BBC America has your new favorite comedy premiering this fall. The network released the first look at “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” during their Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Stars Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, along with lead writer and executive producer Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper, discussed the upcoming series, which is now in production.

Read More: ‘South Park’ Season 20 Trailer: Watch The Twisted Teaser Preparing Us For New Filth

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” follows Wood as loner Todd who’s life, after the bizarre murder of a millionaire, is thrust into the orbit of Dirk Gently (Barnett), an eccentric detective who believes they’re destined to solve the murder-mystery together. Upon meeting this new pal, his realizes that his life will never be the same. Crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode lands them »

- Liz Calvario

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Random Roles: Richard Schiff on gambling his way to L.A., The West Wing, and his Lost World death scene

14 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: It’s a sign of Richard Schiff’s busy schedule that the following interview took place after he wrapped one gig (the upcoming miniseries When We Rise) and arrived at another (Dirk Gently). The bald and bearded actor is best known for his Emmy-winning turn as White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on The West Wing. But even if you never watched that classic drama, you’ve seen Schiff—whether it’s from a Key And Peele cold open, doing his part to save the world in Man Of Steel, or holding his own alongside everyone from Dustin Hoffman to Jeff Goldblum. Schiff can currently be seen on HBO’s pro football drama, Ballers, which starts »

- Pete Croatto

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West Wing Cast Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Show's Finale by Advocating for Veterans

27 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Former West Wing cast members gathered in Austin at the Atx TV Festival on June 11 to mark the 10-year anniversary of the show's finale, but discussing efforts to help veterans returning from war was the real message. The reunited cast, which included Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina and Dule Hill, called for the establishment of Veteran Treatment Courts, where substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration. Cast member Melissa Fitzgerald, who played C.J. Cregg's assistant Carol, is now the senior director of Justice for Vets, which leads the national effort »

- Kristen O'Brien

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West Wing Cast Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Show's Finale by Advocating for Veterans

27 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Former West Wing cast members gathered in Austin at the Atx TV Festival on June 11 to mark the 10-year anniversary of the show's finale, but discussing efforts to help veterans returning from war was the real message. The reunited cast, which included Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina and Dule Hill, called for the establishment of Veteran Treatment Courts, where substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration. Cast member Melissa Fitzgerald, who played C.J. Cregg's assistant Carol, is now the senior director of Justice for Vets, which leads the national effort »

- Kristen O'Brien

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The West Wing: Castmembers Reunite 10 Years After the Last Episode

23 June 2016 10:15 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What do you get when you put Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff, and Aaron Sorkin in a room together? You get a West Wing reunion. Recently, the Today Show sat down with various cast members to discuss the NBC series' 10-year anniversary.

Created by Sorkin, the political drama ended in 2006 after seven seasons. Sorkin left the series as showrunner after season four.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Pauley Perrette, Rob Reiner & More Join ABC’s Gay Rights Event Series ‘When We Rise’ (Exclusive)

22 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC’s gay rights miniseries “When We Rise” has filled out its cast with a slew of A-list guest stars, Variety has learned exclusively.

Rob Reiner, T.R. Knight, Phylicia Rashad, Richard Schiff, Mary McCormack, Arliss Howard, Henry Czerny, William Sadler and “NCIS” favorite Pauley Perrette will appear in the highly anticipated project in undisclosed roles.

The casting news comes as “When We Rise” wraps shooting today in Vancouver.

The group of guests join “When We Rise” regulars Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise ParkerRachel Griffiths, Michael K. Williams and and Ivory Aquino, plus previously announced guest stars Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Denis O’Hare and David Hyde Pierce.

When We Rise” — hailing from “Milk” scribe Dustin Lance Black — chronicles the personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of Lgbt men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The West Wing: Aaron Sorkin Hasn't Watched the Final Three Seasons

13 June 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme -- who both left The West Wing TV series after its fourth season -- appeared at the Atx Television Festival in Austin over the weekend. They were joined by Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Janel Moloney, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff, and Melissa Fitzgerald.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who wrote 16 episodes of the political drama series, moderated The West Wing TV show panel. Sorkin confessed he has not seen one episode of The West Wing from the fifth through the seventh seasons. He shared that when news of his departure broke, Seinfeld's Larry David reached out with some advice.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The West Wing: Cast and Crew Reunites 10 Years After NBC Series Finale

13 June 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The cast and crew of The West Wing TV show reunited a little more than 10 years after the TV series finale, this weekend, in Austin, TX. The reunion took place at the Atx Television Festival panel celebrating NBC's acclaimed political drama.

Creator and Executive Producer Aaron Sorkin and Director/Ep Thomas Schlamme -- who left the series after its fourth season -- appeared, as did cast members Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Janel Moloney, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff, and Melissa Fitzgerald. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who wrote 16 episodes of The West Wing, moderated the panel, at the Paramount Theatre, pictured below, on the right.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘The West Wing’ Reunion: Aaron Sorkin on Leaving the Show, Netflix and Larry David’s Advice

11 June 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aaron Sorkin famously exited “The West Wing” after season four, and he revealed in a panel at the Atx Festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday that he still hasn’t watched the three seasons that followed.

He tried watching the first episode of the fifth season, but only made it about 20 seconds in before he had to stop. “It felt like I was watching someone make out with my wife — it felt horrible,” he told the crowd at “The West Wing Administration” panel, which also featured director Thomas Schlamme and cast members Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Janel Moloney, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Melissa Fitzgerald

He recalled that when news broke that he was leaving the show, “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David — who left his series after the seventh of its nine seasons — advised him not to watch the show. “Either the show is going to be great and you’re going to be miserable, or the show is going to be less than great and you’re going to be miserable,” he said David advised him. “Either way you’re going to be miserable.” But Sorkin dismissed his advice as David’s “professional” misery.

But he learned the hard way that David was right, and still doesn’t know what happened after he left. “I was not trying to burn the earth behind me. I was trying to seed it,” he said of the climactic season 4 finale.

Sorkin recalled that the initial pilot for “The West Wing” didn’t test well, but that Warner Bros., the studio behind the drama, created new demographics to push NBC and help recruit new advertisers. Back in 1999, one of those groups — households with Internet access — proved prophetic, as dotcoms flocked to the first episode. “I’m grateful to the Internet for getting this show on the air,” said Sorkin.

The show has since found new life among viewers on Netflix. Sorkin acknowledged he was grateful for the renewed attention, pointing to the young fans in the audience. “I’ve got to learn how to use Netflix,” he joked.

Sorkin talked at length about his writing process, admitting he struggled with finding deeper roles for Toby (Richard Schiff) and C.J. (Allison Janney). For Toby, it took the episode “The Crackpots and These Women,” from the first season. “I really found out where true north was on Toby,” Sorkin said, explaining that he realized Toby’s role was to challenge Bartlet. As for Janney, the cast heard her singing “The Jackal” in her trailer, and soon enough, Sorkin worked the song into an episode.

The cast said Sorkin was skilled at mining their real lives and personalities for the characters. “There is absolutely no distinction between my political point of view and Josh Lyman’s point of view,” said Whitford. Schiff recalled suggesting to Sorkin that Toby might play with a Spalding ball, and that ended up a plot point as well.

The actors heaped praise on Sorkin for his writing, opening the panel with a standing ovation:

#WestWingReunion panel opens with standing ovation to Aaron Sorkin. pic.twitter.com/n5PIIs8cKy

— Debra Birnbaum (@debrabirnbaum) June 11, 2016

 

Earlier in the day, “West Wing” co-executive producer Kevin Falls (who is now showrunner of Fox’s “Pitch”) was asked about the possibility of a “West Wing” reunion or reboot. He said the question had come up at a cast dinner, but that “it’s had its time.”

The panel wrapped with a nod to actor John Spencer, who played chief of staff Leo McGarry and died during the run of the series in 2005. “If you look up the definition of actor, you would see his picture,” said Schlamme.

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- Debra Birnbaum

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A previous winner for “The West Wing,” Bradley Whitford was awarded his second Emmy last year thanks to his work as Marcy on “Transparent.” Whitford could well repeat [for playing a different character, Magnus Hirschfeld], or he could be stopped by one of multiple funny men playing themselves.

Saturday Night Live” always takes up spots on this list with its hosts and this year gave us a lot to choose from, including a giggly Ryan Gosling and the emotional return of Tracy Morgan. Still, it will be hard to top the hosting gig of “SNL’s” resident Bernie Sanders impersonator Larry David when he appeared opposite the actual Democratic candidate. David practically joined the “SNL” cast this year, popping in from time to time to play the presidential candidate in sketches.

Also stealing scenes in the political world were Martin Mull, Peter MacNicol and John Slattery in “Veep.” MacNicol has already won one Emmy, for “Ally McBeal, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: New BBC Amierica Series Debuts in October

31 May 2016 9:16 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Forget Sherlock Holmes. There's a new detective on TV. BBC America has announced the premiere date for their new series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. 

Based on the books by Douglas Adams, the TV show stars Samuel Barnett as an eccentric detective and Elijah Wood as his assistant, Todd. Jade EsheteMpho KoahoFiona Dourif, and Richard Schiff also star.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Why Did the Legends Spare Savage? Did Grey's Leg Grow Back? No Civil War for Big Bang Boys? And More TV Qs!

6 May 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Gotham, Person of Interest, The Americans and Bones!

1 | Let’s be honest: Is there any reason to think The Good Wife‘s Peter wasn’t lying when he denied having an affair with Geneva Pine? Also, given that Peter yanked that judgeship right out from under Diane a couple seasons back, wasn’t it strange to see her pinch-hitting as his defense attorney?

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Wife, Bates, Arrow, Grey’s Anatomy, »

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‘Mom’ Stages ‘West Wing’ Reunion

5 May 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Allison Janney knows her way around the White House — at least the fictional one, having playing Cj Cregg on “The West Wing” for seven seasons. She even made a surprise appearance in the White House press room recently, posing as her character from the NBC drama. Janney crashed the press briefing to discuss the opioid epidemic, an issue raised on her current show, “Mom,” which deals with the struggles of drug addiction.

In the May 5th episode of “Mom” (titled “Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake”), she goes back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue once again — and finds a familiar face: her “West Wing” co-star Richard Schiff, who played Toby Ziegler on the NBC drama.

The “West Wing” reunion comes at the end of an episode where her character, Bonnie, is struggling to deal with her daughter, Christy’s (Anna Faris) success.

 

As the two finally make peace, Bonnie muses »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Allison Janney Briefs White House Reporters as The West Wing's C.J. Cregg

29 April 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When White House spokesman Josh Earnest was a few minutes late for Friday’s briefing with reporters, an experienced ringer stepped up to the podium to temporarily take his place.

“Hi everyone, good afternoon,” Allison Janney said, addressing the press corps as her West Wing character, C.J. Cregg, while the journalists in the room chuckled. She explained that Earnest was out undergoing a root canal, “but let’s be honest, I’m better at this than he is, anyway.”

Related Exclusive: Mom Stages West Wing Reunion, Taps Richard Schiff for May Sweeps Stint

After some brief announcements — including that »

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'The West Wing' Cast Will Reunite at Atx Fest

7 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This year's Atx Television Festival lineup has just gotten even more awesome: The cast of "The West Wing" is one of several new additions now set for a reunion at the event.

Atx Fest announced its updated lineup on Thursday, and the most exciting name is easily "The West Wing," NBC's political drama that ran for seven seasons and racked up multiple Emmy wins (and stole viewers' hearts) from 1999 to 2006. Creator and original showrunner Aaron Sorkin is set to appear, as are the following cast members: Bradley Whitford (Josh), Dule Hill (Charlie), Joshua Malina (Will), Richard Schiff (Toby), and Janel Moloney (Donna).

More actors are expected to join the panel (after all, you can't call it a proper "West Wing" reunion without President Bartlett and C.J. Cregg, a.k.a. Martin Sheen and Allison Janney), which also includes director Thomas Schlamme. The participants will gather in honor of the »

- Katie Roberts

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TVLine Items: The West Wing Reunion, Conan Returns to NYC and More

7 April 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

President Jed Bartlet’s administration is getting back to work — for one night only.

Cast members from The West Wing will reunite at this year’s Atx Television Festival, taking place from June 9 to 12 in Austin.

RelatedGreek Revival Movie Set at Freeform

The panel will include stars Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney, as well as series creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer Thomas Schlamme.

Also added to the Atx Festival lineup: Cast reunions for Ugly Betty and Rescue Me, plus panels for Wgn America’s Outsiders, Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, Audience Network’s »

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‘The West Wing,’ ‘Rescue Me,’ ‘Ugly Betty’ Casts to Reunite at Atx Television Festival

7 April 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Atx Television Festival is beefing up its busy line-up with a number of cast reunions and freshman panels. The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s hit political drama, “The West Wing,” will be reuniting for a panel discussion dubbed “The West Wing Administration” at the Austin, Texas-based fest.

The panel, which marks the 10th anniversary since the series finale, will feature Sorkin, director and executive producer Thomas Schlamme and cast members Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney, with more to be announced.

Another show hitting a 10-year mark is “Ugly Betty,” which premiered in 2006. Cast members including America Ferrera, Eric MabiusBecki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn will be part of a reunion panel on the closing night of the festival.

Ferrera will also participate in a panel for her current NBC show “Superstore, »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Top 5 Justice League teases in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

24 March 2016 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally in cinemas, Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis counts down his top 5 teases in the movie for DC’s super-team-up film Justice League.

Obviously, spoilers to follow…

Spider-man Turns Up!

Not really. I’m kidding. But practically everyone else does.

5. The Meta-Human Theory

The Meta-Human Theory is first explained in the movie by Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, and it can be summed up quite neatly as, ‘that super guy with the red cape, yeah, there’s probably more of him.’

Batman uncovers that Luthor’s company has been secretly tracking a few of them – each with their own snazzy character symbol, like they’re a new range of Apple products. It’s here where we get our first look at Ezra Miller’s super-speed hero Flash on some CCTV. ‘Super speed hero’ means he can go really fast. »

- Oli Davis

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Interview: 'Take Me to the River' Director Matt Sobel and Stars Robin Weigert and Logan Miller

17 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jose here. When Ryder (Logan Miller) and his parents Cindy (Robin Weigert) and Don (Richard Schiff) arrive in Nebraska for a family reunion, things spiral out of hand when the teenager is implicitly accused of molesting one of his younger cousins. Tensions rise, and family secrets come to the surface, and yet nothing in this plot description makes justice to the uniqueness of Take Me to the River. Matt Sobel’s debut feature combines the eerie mood of a horror film, with the droll work of the best Finnish masters, to create a dreamlike experience that creeps under your skin. I sat down with director Sobel, and stars Weigert and Miller to discuss the film’s mood, their approach to the enigmatic screenplay, and the reaction the film sparks in audiences.

Jose: Take Me to the River feels like it’s always a second away from turning into a horror movie. »

- Jose

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