Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 70 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers Charged with Involuntary Manslaugher in Sarah Jones' Death

3 July 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a lengthy investigation, Midnight Rider director Randall Miller, writer-producer Jody Savin and unit production manager/executive producer Jay Sedrish have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones by Georgia's Wayne Superior Court. If the trio are convicted, Georgia law states that the manslaughter conviction could result in a 10-year prison sentence, although the criminal trespass charge carries a 12-month maximum sentence.

On February 20, Sarah Jones was helping to set up a shot on a Doctortown, Georgia train trestle when she was struck by a train. According to Deadline's investigation, the crew waited for two previous trains to pass, before setting up a shot that required actor William Hurt, who has since left this biopic of music legend Gregg Allman, to lay on a heavy hospital bed situated on the train tracks. Unexpectedly, a third train came through, as the »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Video: 'Under the Dome' star Rachelle Lefevre kindly stalked Bradley Whitford

30 June 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Under the Dome returns June 30 for a second season, and Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) will have her hands full with a potential love triangle—enter mystery man Sam (new series regular Eddie Cahill)—and a dome that viewers will get to know even better. “As ever-present as the dome was last season, it’s almost more like a character this season,” she says. “It’s more of a sentient being—people feel like they’re connected to it, and it starts to control the atmosphere and the environment.”

We got to know Lefevre better when she stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test. »

- Mandi Bierly

Permalink | Report a problem


There's Hope Yet For "Mr. Banks", If Not History

26 June 2014 9:23 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Saving Mr. Banks is the story of P.L Travers (Emma Thompson) and her famous struggle with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) for the rights to her classic children’s book Mary Poppins. For decades, Walt Disney tried to get the movie rights but with no success, but financial struggles finally pushed Pamela Travers to take a meeting with Disney, his screenwriter Don DaGradi (Bradley Whitford), and composers Robert (B.J. Novak) and Richard Sherman (Jason Schwartzman). Unfortunately, Travers disagreed with Disney and his creative team on nearly every part of the film from the design of the Banks’ house to the lessons that Mary Poppins is teaching the children, and it seemed like all the years of work had been for naught. When Disney discovered that he and Travers share a common troubled past with their fathers, he found the missing piece to make Mary Poppins come to life and in a small way, »

- Rachel Kolb

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Burn Notice’ Creator Signs Overall with 20th TV, Fox TV Studios

26 June 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Matt Nix, the creator and executive producer of USA’s long-running “Burn Notice,” has signed a new overall deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios for both broadcast and cable.

The deal, which was announced today by Twentieth Century Fox Television chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman and Fox Television Studios president David Madden, comes at a busy time for Nix. He also created USA’s new drama “Complications” and co-created the upcoming Billy Crystal-Josh Gad FX series “The Comedians,” which he is exec producing with Larry Charles and Ben Wexler. Other items in development include an HBO series and several feature film projects.

Nix has had a overall deal in place with Fox Television Studios since 2008 that primarily focused on cable properties. His credits also include creating the cop comedy “The Good Guys” with Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks and writing a “Burn Notice” TV movie. »

- Whitney Friedlander

Permalink | Report a problem


Dominic Cooper Returns For "Agent Carter"?

6 June 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

So far, actress Hayley Atwell is the only confirmed cast member who is a part of ABC's upcoming "Marvel's Agent Carter" limited series.

It's expected that some of the supporting actors from either "Captain America: The First Avenger" or the "Agent Carter" Marvel One Shot short film will also be back for the eight episode series.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Atwell seems to have confirmed that Dominic Cooper will reprise his role as Tony Stark's father Howard Stark in the series, saying she's ready to engage in a prank war with him:

"He's incredibly naughty. So I'm going to start the pranks as early as I can. He will come up with some very good ones, too."

The possibility of Cooper's return was first indicated back in March when series co-creator Stephen McFeely revealed the Howard Stark character would recur in the 1946-set series.

Cooper's involvement still hasn't been officially confirmed yet, »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Modern Family’ Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Recalls His Worst Audition Ever

4 June 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Though he regularly garners laughs as Mitchell Pritchett on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s road to success was paved with a few awkward auditions.

The actor dished on one of his most memorable horror stories at last week’s Variety Studio, where he was joined by fellow TV funnymen Max Greenfield of “New Girl,” “Trophy Wife’s” Bradley WhitfordSimon Helberg of “The Big Bang Theory,” “House of Lies” star Ben Schwartz and Pablo Schreiber of “Orange is the New Black.”

Ferguson said he ran into some trouble while auditioning for an iteration of “Band of Brothers.”

“I’m just not comfortable saying dirty words about lady vagina parts,” Ferguson explained, adding, “I think I actually stopped myself and said ‘I’m going to leave now’ and they didn’t stop me.”

Whitford followed suit and gave his own example of an ill-fated audition for helmer Oliver Stone. »

- Andrea Seikaly

Permalink | Report a problem


Nantucket Film Fest Program to Feature Bradley Whitford, Anthony Edwards

3 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Nantucket Film Festival has announced the lineup for some of the fest’s popular Signature Programs, including the annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable, presented by Ben Stiller, and the return of the live Staged Reading.

Donick Cary’s TV pilot “Strange Calls” will be this year’s staged reading, and “Parks and Recreation” showrunner Cary will be joined by Fred Willard, Anthony Edwards and Tom Cavanaugh. Michael Ian Black, meanwhile, will return to host the All-Star Comedy Roundtable.

Bradley Whitford will fill in for Emily Mortimer as the presenter of this year’s screenwriter’s tribute, which will be awarded to scribe Aaron Sorkin. Whitford worked with Sorkin as a cast member of both “The West Wing” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”

The fest runs June 25-30 and features a slate of more than 100 titles.

»

- Andrea Seikaly

Permalink | Report a problem


TV On Tap: Hulu Could Save “Community,” Showtime Orders an “L Word” Documentary in Mississippi and Jane Lynch Joins Adult Swim’s Team Unicorn Pilot

29 May 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

News

Hulu has entered discussions to revive Community for that sixth season. Discussions are preliminary, but the move would make sense. The cult comedy is one of Hulu’s top shows plus the streaming service could use a signature show to draw attention to its original series.

Max Martini has joined the guest cast of the upcoming season of Covert Affairs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Pacific Rim alum will play a former CIA agent who mysteriously went off the grid. That reminds me of another Covert Affairs character…

Max Martini

I was planning on telling you that LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a revived Reading Rainbow as a web show. However, it only took a few hours for Burton to hit his Kickstarter goal. That puts Reading Rainbow on a list with Veronica Mars for the quickest Kickstarter projects to meet its goal.

Wgn »

- Lyle Masaki

Permalink | Report a problem


Why Agent Carter deserves a TV series

26 May 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Responding to a small pocket of online negativity, Seb argues the case for Marvel's forthcoming Agent Carter TV series...

Feature

We’re big fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Agent Peggy Carter here at Den Of Geek, so unsurprisingly we’re fairly enthused about the idea of her getting an upcoming solo TV series – not to mention the fact that a female character taking a solo lead in the McU is a long overdue development. We were therefore somewhat surprised when one of our latest posts about the subject on our Facebook page attracted a significant number of highly negative comments, with many wondering why Peggy, in particular, was a character deemed worthy of a TV series.

We wouldn’t usually get into the habit of replying directly to comment threads on Facebook in this way – that could lead us down a terrifying rabbit hole if we started to »

- louisamellor

Permalink | Report a problem


'West Wing' Uncensored: Potus, the Fish and 10 Other Things Left Out of THR's Oral History

15 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The West Wing earned 26 Emmys and the respect of Washington’s elite. But there were several points early in the Aaron Sorkin series’ run when the drama about the personal and professional lives of those working in the White House could have taken a drastically different turn. Bradley Whitford as Sam Seaborn? Considered. Toby Ziegler, the widower? Richard Schiff was sure of it. And a director other than Tommy Schlamme? He wouldn’t have had a choice. The Hollywood Reporter conducted nearly two dozen interviews with actors, producers and executives affiliated with the series for a comprehensive oral history that sheds light on

read more

»

- Lacey Rose, Michael O'Connell

Permalink | Report a problem


Trophy Wife: in memoriam

14 May 2014 1:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pete mourns the passing of Trophy Wife, a well-cast, well-written sitcom whose title didn't do it any favours...

Feature

Sitcom fans are in mourning this week following the cancellation of one of the sharpest, funniest sitcoms on television. I am, of course, talking about Trophy Wife, one of the more tragic losses of the Great Television Massacre of 2014.

Trophy Wife followed in the footsteps of ABC stablemate Cougar Town in having a needlessly off-putting title. Certainly anyone seeing the title and looking at the show’s two leads - the young and beautiful Malin Akerman, and Bradley Whitford, fifteen years on from The West Wing’s debut - might be inclined to put two and two together and make a borderline-offensive premise.

Nothing could be further from the truth, however; despite the age gap, Akerman and Whitford play one of the happiest, most loving married couples on television - arguably »

- louisamellor

Permalink | Report a problem


'Trophy Wife' ends tonight: Why we'll miss it

13 May 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

I wrote the first version of this post — a reaction to Trophy Wife’s first season finale – last week, when there was still a small, shimmering chance that the show might live to see another season. Alas, in the time between then and now, ABC decided to ax one of the year’s best new sitcoms — meaning that my assessment of season 1 and collection of hopes for season 2 must be retrofitted into a eulogy.

It goes without saying that this is a damn shame. I spent all year recommending this series to anyone who’d listen, especially ex-Modern Family »

- Hillary Busis

Permalink | Report a problem


A Note to ABC: Stop thinking audiences like ironic and reclaimed comedy titles

13 May 2014 4:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Dear Paul Lee, Titles are tough. I don't have a magic answer for what titles are good and what titles are bad.  I have, however, gotten a handy rule of thumb in recent years: If the ABC Comedy Development Department thinks a title is good, it probably isn't. What network, you'd be smart to ask, is actually good at making sure that its shows have good titles? I can't tell you. More shows on TV have awful titles than have good titles. It's just a thing. But I know that ABC keeps screwing over perfectly good shows with perfectly dreadful titles and I don't think I'm going to get many protests on this one.  ABC just can't help itself.  There are easy to pinpoint bad titles that ABC has thought were really clever. "How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)"? Nope. Awful title. Maybe that's »

- Daniel Fienberg

Permalink | Report a problem


'The West Wing' oral history: 9 things you didn't know or forgot

13 May 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Since Frank Underwood became president on Netflix’s House of Cards, I’ve had this geek fantasy of him debating Josiah Bartlet, Martin Sheen’s idealistic and professorial president from The West Wing. Bartlet’s Washington, D.C., was the proverbial shining city on a hill, a place where intelligent, well-intentioned people gravitated to do the peoples’ business. Underwood’s capital is the nasty underbelly of a trough coated by man’s craven pursuit of power for power’s sake. It’s practically Kennedy’s Camelot versus Nixononian realpolitik. To paraphrase Anthony HopkinsNixon in Oliver Stone’s 1995 movie, “When look at The West Wing, »

- Jeff Labrecque

Permalink | Report a problem


5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Finales Abound - 'The Blacklist,' 'About a Boy,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and More

12 May 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Game of Thrones" and "Mad Men," but what do the other nights have to offer? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of your upcoming week. "The Blacklist" - Season 1 Finale Monday, May 12th on NBC at 10:00pm On the eve of "The Blacklist" Season 1 finale, NBC announced that it had picked up the crime drama for a second season. Just 10 episodes deep, "The Blacklist" keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, frequently derailing their assumptions about what they thought they knew for certain. In the Season 1 finale, Red and Liz confront a mysterious enemy that goes by Berlin. "Trophy Wife" - Series Finale Tuesday, May 13th on ABC at 9:30pm Ever since "The West Wing" ended, Bradley Whitford just can't seem to catch a break. The least a Whitford fan »

- Shipra Gupta

Permalink | Report a problem


5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Finales Abound - 'The Blacklist,' 'About a Boy,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and More

12 May 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Game of Thrones" and "Mad Men," but what do the other nights have to offer? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of your upcoming week. "The Blacklist" - Season 1 Finale Monday, May 12th on NBC at 10:00pm On the eve of "The Blacklist" Season 1 finale, NBC announced that it had picked up the crime drama for a second season. Just 10 episodes deep, "The Blacklist" keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, frequently derailing their assumptions about what they thought they knew for certain. In the Season 1 finale, Red and Liz confront a mysterious enemy that goes by Berlin. "Trophy Wife" - Series Finale Tuesday, May 13th on ABC at 9:30pm Ever since "The West Wing" ended, Bradley Whitford just can't seem to catch a break. The least a Whitford fan »

- Shipra Gupta

Permalink | Report a problem


Trophy Wife: ABC Sitcom Cancelled, No Season Two

9 May 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Goldbergs will be back next season but the same can't be said for its companion series, Trophy Wife. ABC has cancelled the show after one season of 22 episodes.

Trophy Wife revolves around a former partygirl (Malin Åkerman) who becomes the third wife of an older man (Bradley Whitford) and becomes part of a large family that includes three step-kids and two ex-wives. Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison, and Albert Tsai round out the cast.

The sitcom started out okay in the ratings but they quickly dropped in subsequent weeks. They really fell after the end of 2013 and this week's episode hit a series low with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.48 million viewers.

Of the news, Akerman tweeted, "Thank u all for your loyalty and passion #TrophyWife fans. We »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Trophy Wife

9 May 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC

Episodes: 22 (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 24, 2013 -- May 13, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Ryan Scott Lee, Bailee Madison, Michaela Watkins, Albert Tsai, and Natalie Morales.

TV show description:

On this sitcom, a reformed party girl hopes that the third time's the charm when she becomes the third wife of a (slightly) older man.

Kate (Malin Akerman) and Pete Harrison (Bradley Whitford) literally fell into each others' arms at a karaoke bar. A year later, Kate finds herself with an "instant family" -- complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives.

Diane Buckley (Marcia Gay Harden) is Pete's first ex-wife. She's an intense, overachieving former Olympic athlete and the mother of teenagers Hillary and Warren. She's »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


ABC Drops The Cancellation Axe On Suburgatory, Trophy Wife, Mixology, Super Fun Night And The Neighbors

9 May 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What a miserable day for TV fans. Community has been cancelled over on NBC (along with Revolution, Believe, Crisis and Growing Up Fisher, though none of those are huge losses), and ABC has been merrily swinging the cancellation axe all day long. Though the bloodbath may not be over yet, we can report that Suburgatory, Trophy Wife, Mixology, Super Fun Night and The Neighbors are all down and out.

None of the five comedies were huge ratings successes, though low-rated veterans Suburgatory and The Neighbors had better shots at eking out renewals than struggling freshmen Trophy Wife, Mixology and Super Fun Night, mostly because they’ve been with ABC longer. But as it turns out, the network was not in a generous mood.

Suburgatory, a critically acclaimed but scarcely watched comedy, centered on a teenage girl (Jane Levy) who moves from the big city to the suburbs with her father (Jeremy Sisto).

Trophy Wife, »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Trophy Wife Canceled by ABC: Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden React

9 May 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Trophy Wife, we hardly knew ya. ABC's critically beloved ensemble sitcom starring Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, and Bradley Whitford—among others—has been canceled after just one season, Harden revealed via Twitter on Thursday, May 8. "Thank u 4 watching beloved fans. Parting is such sweet sorrow...@TrophyWifeABC cancelled just hours ago," the Oscar-winning actress tweeted to her nearly 20,000 followers. Series lead Akerman, who plays the show's titular character, followed soon after, writing: "Thank u all for your loyalty and passion #TrophyWife fans. We had a blast! Sad to [...] »

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 70 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners