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19 items from 2014


Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Taps Hung Actress to Fill Janeane Garofalo Void

13 August 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is hooking Lisa Edelstein up with a new Bff.

Alanna Ubach (Hung, Men of a Certain Age) is joining Bravo’s first-ever scripted drama in the series-regular role of Jo, a blunt, brassy New Yorker and Abby’s best friend from college who comes to La to help her through her divorce.

Ubach’s character will fill the void left by Janeane Garofalo, who, as TVLine first reported, is exiting the show.

Related Girlfriends’ Guide Casting Scoop: Look Who’s Playing Lisa Edelstein’s TV Mom

Additionally, Matthew Glave (ER, Growing Up Fisher) and Virginia Williams (Fairly Legal, »

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Bernadette Peters books guest star role on Bravo's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'

21 July 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Broadway icon Bernadette Peters will guest star in the first season of Bravo’s upcoming original scripted series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, premiering Tuesday December 2. Peters will play Annie—the mother of divorced entertainment lawyer Lyla (Garofalo)—who comes to town to help her kids.

Girlfriends’ Guide follows self-help author Abby (Lisa Edelstein) as she goes through a very messy public divorce with her seemingly perfect husband Jake (Paul Adelstein). To bounce back, Abby turns to her divorced friends Lyla and former model turned entrepreneur Phoebe (Beau Garrett) for advice, as well as Delia (Necar Zadegan), Abby’s divorce lawyer »

- Marc Snetiker

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Bravo’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’: Creator Marti Noxon on Lessons Learned From ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Buffy’

14 July 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Dec. 2, Bravo makes its first foray into scripted programming with “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” hailing from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Mad Men” producer Marti Noxon.

The series stars Lisa Edelstein as Abby, a self-help book author and guru of all things family who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life is a lie. After inadvertently publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends including Lyla (Janeane Garofalo), a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant “War of the Roses” battle with her ex-husband and Phoebe (Beau Garrett), a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex. Meanwhile, a »

- Laura Prudom

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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Stars on Chemistry, Carrie Fisher and "Sexual Politics"

14 July 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get ready to learn the Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Bravo's first scripted series will make its splashy debut on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. The dramedy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer veteran Marti Noxon stars Lisa Edelstein, Paul Adelstein, Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett and Necar Zadegan, and is inspired by Vicki Iovine's Girlfriends Guide books. While speaking about the inspiration behind the series, Noxon revealed to the room that today, July 14, she made her last alimony payment. Additionally, Noxon, who has also worked on Mad Men, said she wanted to write about sexual politics, the "balance of power is new for people when a woman earns a lot more than a man...when she gets more attention for »

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Exclusive: Watch the trailer for Bravo's first scripted series, 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'

14 July 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Bravo is adding a new group of Girlfriends to its ever-growing collection of Housewives.

The network will make its first foray into scripted television with the launch of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, a new original dramedy from showrunner Marti Noxon based on the book series by Vicki Iovine.

“When we saw Girlfriends’ Guide, we said this is the thing we’ve been waiting for,” explains development exec Lara Spotts, adding that Bravo has been slowly and deliberately trying to get into the scripted game for about four years. “Marti Noxon is such a fantastic writer, and her script was so funny and so real. »

- Marc Snetiker

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Bravo Sets Date for Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Orders Two New Series

14 July 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bravo has finally scored a date with House alum Lisa Edelstein, setting a premiere for Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

Related Bravo Eyes Rules of Attraction Series

The cabler’s first original scripted series — which is inspired by the eponymous Vicki Iovine novels and counts Marti Noxon among its exec producers — will bow Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c, Bravo announced Monday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour.

Girlfriends’ Guide follows Abby, a self-help author who publicly separates from her “perfect” husband (Private Practice‘s Paul Adelstein) and begins navigating life as a single woman. The cast also includes Janeane Garofalo, »

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Laverne Cox to Guest Star on Bravo’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’

8 July 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Orange Is the New Black’s” Laverne Cox will guest star on Bravo’s upcoming series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” the network announced Tuesday.

Cox will play Adele Northrop, a war journalist and Lgbt activist who appears to present an award at a marriage equality gala.

Bravo’s first original scripted series, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” is based on the books by Vicki Iovine. The show stars “House” alum Lisa Edelstein as Abby, a middle-aged self-help author who is adjusting to her new lifestyle separated from her husband, Jake (“Private Practice’s” Paul Adelstein). Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett and Necar Zadegan also star in supporting roles.

Cox currently stars as Sophia Burset, a transgender prisoner on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” Cox has been a long-time advocate for the transgender community, earning multiple GLAAD awards for her work, as well as a feature on the cover of Time Magazine. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Rake

28 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Fox

Episodes: 13 (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 23, 2014 -- June 27, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Greg Kinnear, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

TV show description:

A legal drama, based on an Australian series of the same name, this show follows the comedic and chaotic life of a criminal defense lawyer. Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear) is often described as many things but none of them are very flattering.

Brilliant and frustratingly charming, Keegan is one of life's great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch. Behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Rake: Greg Kinnear TV Show Cancelled by Fox

7 May 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fox has officially cancelled the Rake TV series. The news comes as no surprise and leaves the dark comedy with one episode unaired.

Rake follows a lawyer (Greg Kinnear) who tries to do good but just can't seem to get beyond his numerous addictions that cause him so much trouble. The cast also includes John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

The show got off to a poor start on Thursday, January 23rd, and the ratings dropped lower in subsequent weeks. After seven episodes, the network sent the series to Friday night where the ratings got much worse -- even by Friday night standards. Fox aired two more installments on a Saturday night and has yet to release the final episode.

What do you think? Do you think this show sould have been »

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Rake: Cancelled Now? Fox Series Sent to Saturdays

1 April 2014 9:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A couple weeks ago, Fox shifted their low-rated Rake series to Friday nights. Now, the show is on the move again.

Rake follows a lawyer (Greg Kinnear) who tries to do good but just can't seem to get beyond his numerous addictions that cause him so much trouble. The cast also includes John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

The series is being replaced by Kitchen Nightmares as of this Friday night. A rerun of the Gordon Ramsay series will lead into the one-hour series finale of Raising Hope at 9pm. Season six of Nightmares kicks off on April 11th.

Back-to-back episodes of Rake will air on Saturday, April 5th, starting at 8pm. That will leave one episode unaired -- the sixth installment produced, titled "Mammophile." No word on when or if that will »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Us Rake looks shaky

16 March 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The future of the Us Rake looks to be in doubt as its audience hit an all-time low after Fox moved the legal drama from Thursday to Friday nights.

Last Friday.s episode had 1.9 million viewers, down from 3.5 million in the previous Thursday timeslot. The audience for the drama, which stars Greg Kinnear as a self-destructive criminal defence lawyer, has plummeted since its January premiere, which drew 7.1 million viewers . .How much longer Rake will last now is really a matter of how low Fox is willing to let the show go, " Deadline.com reported on Sunday. Deadline said the show .never connected with viewers. and had suffered by having to compete with three weeks of Olympics coverage on NBC from two weeks into its run. Bojana Novakovic, who plays Kinnear.s girlfriend, has been offered the lead role in Agatha, an ABC pilot about a former convict-turned-big-city criminologist who is »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Bravo’s ‘Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce’ Adds ‘Rake’s Necar Zadegan As New Regular

14 March 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Rake co-star Necar Zadegan has been added to Bravo‘s newly picked-up 13-episode hourlong series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, starring Lisa Edelstein. Bravo’s maiden scripted series, from writer-producer Marti Noxon and Ucp, follows Abby (Edelstein), a self-help book author who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She finds herself seeking advice from her divorced friends instead of her married ones, which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences. Zadegan, repped by Innovative, Generate and Sloan Offer, will play a divorce attorney at Lyla’s (Janeane Garofalo) firm who is fearless and speaks her mind, sometimes embellishing in hyperbole. She wants to be Abby’s attorney and has a very nontraditional type of marriage herself. The casting is in second position to Fox midseason drama Rake, which »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Rake: Season One Ratings

7 February 2014 1:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Greg Kinnear has found critical and box office success in movies but that's no guarantee that his Rake TV series will be a ratings hit for Fox. Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

Rake follows a lawyer (Greg Kinnear) who tries to do good but just can't seem to get beyond his numerous addictions that cause him so much trouble. The cast also includes John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

How are your shows doing? Check the season »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Meet 'Rake's' Necar Zadegan, one-third of the trio at the heart of the show

30 January 2014 8:45 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Meet Necar Zadegan, one of the stars of Fox's freshman drama "Rake." Her previous credits include "24" and "The Event," but now she's swapping action thrillers for courtroom cases and comedy.

"I play Scarlet, Scarlet Leon," says Zadegan, in this exclusive first-look video at Zap2it. "Scarlet and Ben (John Oritz) are married. They've known Keegan (Greg Kinnear) for a very long time. They all went to law school together, so she comes up against Keegan regularly in court. He is so good at what he does and she's really good too, but he finds all kinds of backdoors."

Ortiz adds that the three of them have a wacky, if symbiotic relationship, but somehow it works. "I think they might be even more compatible as a trio than as a duo," says Ortiz.

In this week's episode, titled "A Close Shave," Scarlet and Ben plan their recommitment ceremony, to which Keegan »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Rake' - 'A Close Shave': Something is Amish on the case this week

29 January 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Last week Fox premiered a new dramedy starring Greg Kinnear as a lawyer who is also a bit of a cad in "Rake." Now Zap2it has an exclusive sneak peek at this week's episode, titled "A Close Shave."

In the clip, the stars break down the case of the week, which involves three Amish young men who are accused of assaulting one of their Amish elders -- they weren't trying to hurt him, they only wanted to shave him.

Meanwhile, Scarlet (Necar Zadegan) and Ben (John Ortiz) are having their wedding ceremony and Rake is there in fine form with a date (guest star Alexandra Breckenridge). As Zadegan teases, "lots of hilarity will ensure."

"Rake" airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on Fox. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Greg Kinnear Talks Rake, His Approach to the Edgy Role, Similarity to the Australian Series, and More

23 January 2014 11:25 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With a pilot directed by Sam Raimi, the new Fox series Rake is a bold new legal drama, based on the Australian series of the same name.  The story follows the comedic and chaotic life of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear), whose lack of discretion, self-destructive tendencies and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch.  The show also stars Miranda Otto, John Ortiz, Tara Summers, Ian Colletti, Bojana Novakovic and Necar Zadegan. During this recent interview to promote the show’s debut, actor Greg Kinnear talked about how he was able to relate to this character, his approach to playing such an edgy role, how his view of the court system has changed, how similar this version will be to the original Australian series, and how Sam Raimi came to be directing episodes of the show.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. »

- Christina Radish

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Rake TV Review

22 January 2014 3:47 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The new Fox comedy, Rake, is the next entry in the category of television shows remade from overseas efforts, and while it doesn’t come with all the same hurdles as most similar efforts, it has a tricky road ahead of it. The normal course would be to talk about the differences in comedic styles inherent in moving something across the pond, a problem Fox will soon face when it tries to “Americanize” the beloved, and wonderful, Gavin & Stacey with the upcoming Us & Them. This time, the show is from Australia, originally starred Richard Roxburgh, and aimed for a dark and tragic brand of comedy that was almost completely unique.

Roxburgh was not only brilliant, but brilliantly cast, relaying enough charm and delivering the proper form of wit to keep the character engaging and likable, no matter what he did. A modern version of a frequent side character in Elizabethan »

- Marc Eastman

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Backstage's Pilot Season Issue Is This Week!

22 January 2014 9:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

As Backstage was going to press with our annual Pilot Season Guide, Fox’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly was telling television critics and reporters that he considers pilot season dead at Fox; the network plans to switch to the year-round development model—something Sean J. Miller reports on this week, speaking to Fox’s VP of casting Seth Yanklewitz and casting director Sharon Bialy, who think the end of pilot season could be great news for actors, and CD Judy Henderson (“Homeland”), who thinks it could mean trouble. But though the frantic pace and stress of the traditional network casting loom large in actors’ minds, CD Cami Patton and actors Necar Zadegan and Tara Summers had nothing but pleasure working on the casting of Fox’s “Rake.” (Maybe it’s just a Fox thing?) That being said, Michael Mosley—who’s survived a couple of pilot seasons himself, even being »

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TV Review: ‘Rake’

20 January 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Although TV has no shortage of roguish ne’er-do-wells, they are seldom as entertaining — at least initially — as the protagonist in “Rake,” a lawyer/womanizer/compulsive gambler whose life is a runaway train wreck occasionally interrupted by high-profile, slightly bizarre cases. Alas, the quirky legal shenanigans that give the series, presumably, its procedural foundation are also the least interesting aspect of the show, which features Greg Kinnear’s comic abilities with a tone that perhaps most closely resembles CBS’ “The Good Wife.” Those qualities also make the program’s prospects difficult to read, which of course wouldn’t stop our fumbling hero from betting on it.

The show is adapted from an Australian series, with Kinnear’s Keegan Deane shuffling from one crisis to the next, taking on cases mostly to service his vices. As presented in the Sam Raimi-directed premiere (which replaces, but closely resembles, the pilot), those »

- Brian Lowry

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