20 items from 2014
Jonathan Demme’s 2008 “Rachel Getting Married” was a critical success and even pulled in about $13 million at the box office. The film has an 85% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and nabbed an impressive 37 awards on the festival circuit. Anne Hathaway scored her first Oscar nom for her work as Kym, the titular Rachel’s troubled sister. And why shouldn’t the film and its stars have received so much acclaim? Look at the cast: in addition to Hathaway, Demme lined up Anna Deavere Smith, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, and even TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe as Rachel’s groom, Sidney. As it happened, that last piece of casting almost wasn’t to be. In a recent interview with Stereogum, Adebimpe reveals scheduling conflicts prevented Demme’s first choice from joining the project, and the prospective Sidney might surprise you. “Oh, and the other funny thing about it was later, »
- Zach Hollwedel
The show also tweeted about the news:
One last shot at redemption. Join us in 2015 for the seventh and final season of #NurseJackie. Thanks for the ride! http://t.co/8Uo8mQk3Of—
Nurse Jackie (@SHO_Jackie) September 10, 2014
Since premiering in 2009, the series has been hailed by critics and nabbed several awards, including a Humanitas Prize, Prism Awards for its depiction of substance abuse and five Emmy Awards. Stars Edie Falco and Merritt Wever have taken home Emmys for their performances, making Falco the only actress to win a lead acting award for both comedy and drama.
“It is with great sadness and pride that we and Showtime bid farewell to such an outstanding series like Nurse Jackie, its stellar cast led by the incomparable Edie Falco, brilliant producing team led by Clyde Phillips and Richie Jackson, »
- Shelli Weinstein
Nurse Jackie is getting ready to make her final rounds.
Showtime announced Wednesday that the show’s upcoming seventh season — which is set to premiere in 2015 — will also be its final one.
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Tony Shalhoub has an appointment with “Nurse Jackie.” Shalhoub, who played obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk on the USA Network series “Monk,” has been cast on the Showtime comedy “Nurse Jackie.” Also read: ‘Nurse Jackie’ Renewed for Seventh Season on Showtime In a recurring role, Shalhoub will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner and a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). He also offers Edie Falco‘s title character Jackie something she desperately needs – a friend. In addition to “Monk,” which earned him four straight Emmy nominations, Shalhoub's credits include “Wings, »
- Tim Kenneally
Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” has tapped Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub for a recurring role in season seven, the cabler announced Wednesday. Shalhoub will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs — a friend.
The series stars Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Dominic Fumusa, Paul Schulze, Betty Gilpin, Ruby Jerins, Stephen Wallem, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli. Clyde Phillips is showrunner and executive producer. Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach also serve as executive producers. “Nurse Jackie” is a co-production between Showtime and Lionsgate.
Shalhoub is best known as the titular character in USA’s “Monk,” a role that earned him three Emmys. He was most recently seen on the big screen in the Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot.
- Laura Prudom
Nurse Jackie‘s Emmy muscle just got even stronger.
Tony Shalhoub — a three-time Emmy winner (and eight-time nominee) for Monk — has landed a recurring role on Season 7 of Showtime’s dark comedy, opposite four-time champ Edie Falco and one-time winner Merritt Wever. (Whew!)
Shalhoub will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who in addition to having “a great bedside manner and a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith),” will offer Jackie some desperately needed friendship.
Having just voiced Splinter in Paramount Pictures' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Emmy Award-winner Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") is set to join Emmy-winning actress Edie Falco on "Nurse Jackie," the Showtime comedy about a flawed emergency room nurse. Shalhoub will play the recurring role of Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs . a friend. »
Tony Shalhoub is returning to cable. The Emmy-winning Monk alum has booked a recurring role on season seven of Showtime's Nurse Jackie, the cabler announced Wednesday. Shalhoub, whose last TV role was on CBS' short-lived comedy We Are Men, will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor with a great bedside manner and a special touch with the always prickly Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and a friend to Edie Falco's titular Jackie. The role marks Shalhoub's return to cable after his three-time Emmy-winning role as the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. His credits include
- Lesley Goldberg
Nurse Jackie Season 5 Blu-Ray Review
The fifth season of Nurse Jackie is a somewhat unique spin in the world of TV series, because the premise of the show is turned upside-down. While Edie Falco has spent four seasons winning critical acclaim as titular, drug-addicted nurse who has to find a way to make all the facets of her life work, the writers correctly determined that it was time that the gimmick made some new movies. Thus, the fifth season has Jackie sober, and quickly approaching the one-year anniversary of her sobriety.
With her marriage falling apart, her job resting on a very precarious perch, and her ability to effectively don a parental role, Jackie has an entirely new set of problems to manage, and coping isn’t necessarily something she’s great at… depending on how you mean that.
Of course, when your personal life is in a shambles, your »
- Marc Eastman
Warning: Spoilers For “Nurse Jackie” Season Six Finale Below
The dedicated nurse and hardcore drug addict has hit rock bottom (we can only hope it doesn’t get worse) in tonight’s sixth season finale of “Showtime’s” touted series, for which Edie Falco won the 2010 Emmy for best actress in a comedy. With the exception of maybe “Shameless” (another Showtime commodity), no show nails down addiction better than “Nurse Jackie,” where the ugliness, narcissism and selfishness of the disease is on open — and unapologetic — display.
To review: Jackie’s “secret” at-home do-it-yourself detox and subsequent sobriety lasted all of a minute, she tricked her AA sponsor into falling off the wagon and checked her into rehab, and got kicked out of ex-husband Kevin’s wedding for bringing her drug dealer as a date. Now she’s back at work, where she nearly killed a diabetic patient by administering the wrong dosage of insulin, »
- Malina Saval
“What is my America?” That was the question asked 50 playwrights by Centerstage, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Their answers were filmed by Hal Hartley, who is exclusively debuting the resulting feature documentary, My America, on Fandor for its Svod premiere beginning July 4. From Centerstage: Filmed by Possible Films, led by award-winning director Hal Hartley, these 50 monologues by writers including Anna Deavere Smith, Neil Labute, Christopher Durang, and Lynn Nottage explore our particular American moment—the ideas and people that make the country what it is today. The responses, ranging from the political to the personal, form […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Showtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a seventh season, the network announced today. Jackie's sixth season starts April 13, so this is a pretty early renewal by Showtime standards. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Facinelli will not be a regular on season seven, which is probably a good thing, since his character, Dr. Cooper, is the worst, both in the sense that all the characters dislike him and also the fact that his presence does not help the story arc of the show. There's a lot to love about Nurse Jackie, namely Edie Falco Jackie, Merritt Wever's fantastic Zoey, and Adam Ferrara as Jackie's down-to-earth cop boyfriend. But then the show goes to loopy town with Anna Deavere Smith's Dr. Akalitus and Facinelli's Coop, and it's like a humanely explored story about a recovering addict is suddenly a weird slapstick comedy about morons. »
- Margaret Lyons
Don’t worry, patients — it looks like Jackie Peyton won’t be leaving the hospital anytime soon. Showtime announced Monday it has ordered a seventh season of Edie Falco’s dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which will begin shooting in New York later this year.
But, star Peter Facinelli will not be returning as a series regular, EW confirmed. Executive producers Clyde Phillips and Richie Jackson, referencing Facinelli’s Twilight roles, said: “In the Twilight of season 6, Peter asked to be released from his contract to pursue new creative challenges. Nothing will Eclipse the incredible contribution he made to the »
- Andrea Towers
The Image Awards pay tribute to the best in film, TV, writing, music and literature. Take a look at the full list of winners below.
Winners are in bold.
Entertainer of the Year
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Actors, and those who are interested in the nature of the craft, should appreciate this. Details via press release from HBO, which is followed by a preview of the documentary: "Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass," The Latest Edition Of The Emmy(R)-Nominated HBO Family Documentary Show, Debuts Feb. 17 Each year, thousands of high school students apply to the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), hoping for a chance to be mentored by some of the world's greatest artists. In Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass, the latest edition of the two-time Emmy(R)-nominated show, the acclaimed actress and playwright challenges six young actors to use their life experiences and talents to create an original theater piece to be performed in San Francisco. Emphasizing the importance of mentorship in the arts, this behind-the-scenes look at the creative process debuts Monday, Feb. 17 (7:30-8:00 p.m. Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Actors, and those who are interested in the nature of the craft, should appreciate this. Details via press release from HBO, which is followed by a preview of the documentary: "Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass," The Latest Edition Of The Emmy(R)-Nominated HBO Family Documentary Show, Debuts Feb. 17 Each year, thousands of high school students apply to the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), hoping for a chance to be mentored by some of the world's greatest artists. In Anna Deavere Smith: A Youngarts Masterclass, the latest edition of the two-time Emmy(R)-nominated show, the acclaimed actress and playwright challenges six young actors to use their life experiences and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The premium channel has a pair of dramas bowing this month in True Detective and Looking, and now it has confirmed premiere dates for a dozen documentaries. Along with Herblock: The Black And White — about the political cartoonist Herbert L. Block, which it picked up and scheduled in October — HBO has cemented dates for programs on topics ranging from terminally ill prison inmates and a study of the working poor to bios of former Texas Governor Ann Richards and painter Robert De Niro Sr. It also slated YoungArts Masterclass programs featuring Josh Groban and Anna Deavere Smith for HBO Family. Here’s the release, which includes descriptions of each docu: Los Angeles, Jan. 9, 2014 – HBO will debut an array of diverse, timely and thought-provoking documentary films in coming months, including: Paycheck To Paycheck: The Life And Times Of Katrina Gilbert, executive produced by Maria Shriver, a look at the complex issues »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to “The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for “12 Years a Slave.”
Bet and CBS lead TV nominees, with 19 and 16, respectively, followed by ABC (15) and HBO (13). RCA leads the recording category with 10 noms, followed by Atlantic Records (eight) and Columbia Pictures (seven).
Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and some will be announced Feb. 21 during an awards ceremony for non-televised categories. The remaining categories will be announced during a two-hour TV One telecast Feb. 22.
The nominees were announced during a press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena. NAACP Image Awards committee chairman is Leonard James and TV One prez-ceo is Alfred Liggins. Roslyn M. Brock is chairman of the NAACP. »
- Tim Gray
The awards program, which will be broadcast Feb. 22 on TV One, also honored some of the best performances in movie and music. Those nominees and the full list of television nominees can be found here.
See some of the television highlights below:
Outstanding Comedy Series
• “House of Lies” (Showtime)
• “Modern Family” (ABC)
• “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (Bet)
• “The Game” (Bet)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Andre Braugher »
- Sandra Gonzalez
The 2014 NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Television Critics Association press tour by David Oyelowo ("The Butler"), Joe Morton ("Scandal"), Keke Palmer ("CrazySexyCool"), Bresha Webb ("Love That Girl!") and Gina Torres ("Suits").
The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards airs live Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on TVOne.
The list of nominees:
Outstanding Comedy Series
· "House of Lies" (Showtime)
· "Modern Family" (ABC)
· "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)
· "The Game" (Bet)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
20 items from 2014
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