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Voting for Primetime Emmy nominations began on Monday, and Constance Wu’s chances of landing a nomination for “Fresh Off the Boat” are much better than they were a year ago. Meanwhile, some performers in first-year series have also caught a break, among them Patrick Warburton for “Crowded,” Michaela Watkins for “Casual,” Natalie Zea for “The Detour” and Constance Zimmer for “UnReal.” Their Emmy prospects are looking up because of the thing that has probably bedeviled them since the first time they endured a roll call in grade school: the alphabet. This year, the Academy has taken a step that’s akin to. »
- Steve Pond
Divine Access doesn’t hold any almighty answers to questions of existence, mainly because it doesn’t have to. Filmmaker Steven Chester Prince isn’t here to expose religion, but to investigate a flock’s mentality through the vision of one enlightened soul. In a very Don Verdean kind of way, this is a redemptive story about false prophets, and the power that holy command holds over people. It’s concerned with questions of how we choose to find meaning in the most simple, straight-forward acts of living that couldn’t Possibly be misconstrued (or so you’d think). You’ll laugh, cringe, and hopefully think a little bit, mostly about how living your life is a lot more important than worrying about what comes next. Praise be to – well – whoever!
Billy Burke stars as Jack Harriman, a southern slacker who spends his time wooing women through higher means of manipulation. »
- Matt Donato
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Dirty Grandpa (comedy, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza; unrated) The Witch (period horror; Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson; rated R) Divine Access (comedy-drama; Billy Burke, Patrick Warburton; not rated) Izzie’s Way Home (animated/family; voices: Tori Spelling, Joey Fatone; not rated) Embrace of the Serpent (drama-action; Antonio Bolivar, Nicolas Cancino; not rated) Song of Lahore (documentary...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
The Family Guy TV show has been renewed for a 14th season on Fox. The renewal announcement was slipped into a Fox press release regarding a new hour-long live-action comedy drama series with Seth MacFarlane. That project is still referred to as "Untitled Seth MacFarlane Project."
Per Fox, the Family Guy TV series has been renewed through the 2016-2017 television season. The voice cast of Family Guy includes: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry, Danny Smith, Patrick Warburton, John Viener, Alex Sulkin, and Ralph Garman.
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NBC has canceled comedy “Crowded” after one season. The sitcom starred Patrick Warburton and Miranda Cosgrove. The show features empty nesters Mike (Warburton) and Martina (Carrie Preston). After 20 years of parenting, they are finally reclaiming their wild side. But when both of their grown daughters unexpectedly move back in, they are forced to scratch their plans to move to Florida. The show also stars Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke and Mia Serafino. Also Read: 'Crowded' Star Carrie Preston on the 'High Octane' Pace of Her New Show (Video) Suzanne Martin served as writer and executive producer, and »
- Linda Ge
NBC will not be bringing back midseason comedy Crowded starring Carrie Preston and Patrick Warburton. After so-so ratings in the preview behind The Voice (1.8, 1.4) for two back-to-back episodes, the multi-camera comedy has had a quiet run on Sunday, most recently logging a 0.7 Live+Same Day adults 18-49 rating for the last two airings. On Crowded, created by Suzanne Martin, Mike (Warburton) and Martina Moore (Preston) are finally reclaiming their wild side after 20 years… »
“Telenovela” gave a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional telenovela and its star who does not speak Spanish, played by Longoria.
“Telenovela” was the vehicle set to bring Longoria back to TV, following her stardom on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” The Latino-themed sitcom was one of the hottest projects last development season, entering a bidding war between a couple of networks, before landing at NBC with a straight-to-series 13-episode order — the only way Longoria would commit to the project.
NBC trimmed the episode order from 13 to 11, and did the same for “Superstore,” which stars America Ferrera. However, “Superstore” landed an early Season 2 renewal, after performing well — and better than “Telenovela.” Even with its star-power in Eva Longoria, “Telenovela” was also the lower rated of the two. During its winter run on Mondays, it averaged »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Offering a gentle rejoinder to the dogmatic Christian entertainments that draw parishioners by the busload, “Divine Access” considers spirituality less as one true path to God than a multi-directional quest with many open doors. But while it’s refreshing to see a religious film this laid-back and nonjudgmental, actor-turned-director Steven Chester Prince has more trouble defining what his debut feature is than what it isn’t. That brings him in line Jack Harriman (Billy Burke), the reluctant prophet at the film’s center, who becomes a public-access sensation for encouraging belief, but never commits to anything in his personal life.
Actors like Patrick Warburton, Gary Cole, and Adrienne Barbeau are manna from character-actor heaven, but this neither-here-nor-there Southern indie will likely languish in VOD purgatory after its simultaneous theatrical/digital bow.
Part satire, part slice-of-life, part romance, part redemption drama, “Divine Access” moves to the relaxed rhythms of a hero »
- Scott Tobias
If you’re like me, and grew up devouring volumes of Lemony Snicket’s macabre and witty series, you’ll be a little more than a bit excited about the announcement late last year that Netflix will be turning the thirteen-volumes-strong A Series of Unfortunate Events in to a show for the platform.
In case you didn’t know already, A Series of Unfortunate Events follows orphan siblings Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire as they journey to discover the truth behind their parents’ death, and the nature of a mysterious organisation only known as V.F.D. Meanwhile, their distant relative and all-round nasty fellow Count Olaf is hot on their heels, always employing ridiculous disguises and highly illegal methods in an attempt to obtain the Baudelaire fortune.
In true ASoUE fashion, Snicket told »
- Kirsty Capes
Exclusive: Concourse Film Trade, the global sales arm of Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ Concourse Media, has acquired international sales rights to the comedy from Traveling Picture Show Company’s (Tpsc).
Prince, John A. O’Connell and Michael Zagst wrote the story about Jack Harriman, who becomes an instant celebrity after he humiliates Reverend Guy Roy Davis on a public-access TV show and subsequently experiences natural and supernatural forces while on the road.
Tpsc Films’ Kevin Matusow, Carissa Buffel and Prince produced with Blackball Entertainment’s Billy Burke, and Terry G. Jones. G-Men Media’s Clay Glendenning and Jeff Way served as executive producers.
Freestyle will release Divine Access theatrically and on VOD On May 13. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ever since beloved actor Neil Patrick Harris was cast as Count Olaf in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans have been curious about what the actor will look like in full costume. Now that production is under way in Vancouver, the first set photos have arrived, and fans may have to do a double-take, because Nph is barely recognizable as the nefarious Count Olaf. Filming has been under way all this month, but today is the first time we've gotten to see the actor on set.
VanCity Buzz reports that the scene involves Neil Patrick Harris getting out of a vehicle before entering a building to purchase a new disguise. The images also feature a number of other unidentified actors, including two older females dressed in identical costumes, and a man whose oversized coat has two large hooks attached where his hands would be. According to the show's IMDb page, »
If you don’t know Alec Berg by name, you know his work: “Silicon Valley,” “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And actually, if you know “Seinfeld” well, you do know his name. Berg went from writer to character to punchline on May 11, 1995’s “The Face Painter” episode. An actor named Mark DeCarlo played the ficticious “Alec Berg,” who had primo New York Rangers playoff tickets — something that Jerry (Seinfeld) and overzealous New Jersey Devils fan David Puddy (Patrick Warburton) took full advantage of. “I can always tell when the episode has re-aired, because I’ll get it from somebody,” the real Alec Berg told. »
- Tony Maglio
What’s a mom to do when she wants to get away from the relatives crammed into her house? Duck out for a drink, of course. In the latest episode of “Drinking With the Stars,” Carrie Preston, the star of “Crowded,” drops in to tell correspondent Stuart Brazell about the new sitcom. The series revolves around empty-nest couple Martina (Preston) and Mike (Patrick Warburton), whose dreams of freedom are crushed when their adult daughters move back in, along with Mike’s retired parents. Also Read: 'True Blood's' Carrie Preston Returning to 'The Good Wife' A hectic environment, »
- Tim Kenneally
Peter Serafinowicz, best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead and Spy, has been cast as the lead in the Amazon pilot The Tick. Peter Serafinowicz To Play The Tick In New Series The new series will be headed by Ben Edlund, who created the character in 1994, as writer and executive producer and Patrick Warburton, who […]
- Crystal Smith
Earlier this month it was announced that Amazon has given a pilot order to a live-action revival of The Tick, although due to scheduling conflicts, Patrick Warburton would not be returning as the eponymous superhero.
Well, Deadline is reporting that British actor Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) has been cast in the lead role for the pilot, which is once again being written and executive produced by comic book creator Ben Edlund.
The new pilot will see The Tick “recovering from a memory loss and reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry).”
- Gary Collinson
Back in 2014, we brought you word that Amazon was planning on doing a live-action The Tick revival series, and although at the time it was being reported that Patrick Warburton was expected to reprise his titular role from the short-lived Fox show, Deadline has learned that British actor Peter Serafinowicz will play the big blue superhero in the pilot for the planned series. Serafinowicz is best known in the... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Amazon has signed up the Darth Maul voice actor, Spy supporting star and Brian Butterfield creator to play The Tick, the dim-witter comic hero who was previously portrayed by Patrick Warburton in a Fox TV series that ran from 2001 to 2002. (He also had animated adventures before that.)
Amazon is producing a pilot episode for its own take, re-adapting the comic book character that first appeared in 1985. He was created by Ben Edlund as newsletter mascot for the New England Comics chain of shops, before spinning out into an independent comic book series.
In keeping with comic book tradition, the new Amazon version of »
More on The Tick Peter Serafinowicz casting below, but first, here’s a little on the original comic book character, who first appeared in New England Comics book in 1986. The character was created by Ben Edlund, and appeared in his own comic book just two years later in 1988.
In the comic series the Tick is a wacky hero who escaped from a mental hospital and started fighting crime in the City. Not much is known about The Tick’s past because he is amnesiac. However, in one comic it is revealed that The Tick had a wife and children, but this may have been his imagination. »
- Paul Heath
A couple of weeks ago we got the exciting news that Amazon’s revival of cult superhero comedy The Tick was on, with an official pilot order and everything. There was just one big catch: Patrick Warburton wouldn’t be filling that big blue suit again. Instead, the team involved (including Tick creator Ben Edlund) would go on the hunt […]
- Angie Han
Deadline reports that the great Peter Serafinowicz will play our new live-action version of The Tick in Amazon's reboot. Fans were not best pleased when they found out Patrick Warburton wouldn't be returning after doing such a great job as Fox's short-lived take on the beloved character, but Serafinowicz has become quite the geek-icon in his own right so there shouldn't be too many complaints. We also have our first logline for the new show: The blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry). Creator Ben Edlund will write the pilot episode of The Tick, and will also executive produce, with cinematographer Wally Pfister in talks to direct. »
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