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In the first cull of the season, ABC has terminated the fledgling comedy series Manhattan Love Story, after it failed to recover from a shaky start by its third episode. There is much debate about the validity of ratings numbers – at a time when networks are trying to gauge viewership around DVR recordings, while simultaneously scrambling to adapt to changing viewing habits in light of media streaming and ‘binge-watching’ – but it seems the situation for the show was just too dire to continue.
The short-lived series followed Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) as they embarked on a new relationship together – and explored their “unfiltered internal monologues” in the process. Written by Jeff Lowell (Two And A Half Men), the show got off to a relatively weak start – with ratings indicating that viewers were switching off after Manhattan Love Story’s lead-in show, Selfie. Numbers decreased with each subsequent episode which, »
- Sarah Myles
When the movie version of My Fair Lady premiered — 50 years ago today — it was an adaptation of a stage show that was a musical remake of a play that was loosely based on an ancient myth. Once again: “originality” is not that big a deal and never has been. Proof has continued in the legacy of all these properties in the half century since. Even now on television there is a sitcom so admittedly based on Pygmalion that the characters are named Eliza Dooley and Henry Higgs. The fact that most people call this show, Selfie, a modern take on the musical rather than George Bernard Shaw‘s earlier drama is not a surprise. Different generations have their reference point. In She’s All That, for instance, Rachel Leigh Cook’s character says, “I feel just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. You know, except for the whole hooker thing.” She »
- Christopher Campbell
Alexa here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of My Fair Lady. Although not my favorite movie musical, unlike the Smackdowners this summer, I always have a blast returning to it. Despite the many charms of Audrey Hepburn's performance, I love re-writing history and imagining how different a film it would be had Julie Andrews returned to the role. Even more intriguing is imagining if Elizabeth Taylor (who wanted the role) had played Eliza. For better or for worse, its Pygmalion story continues to be reinvented, with the latest incarnation being the ABC comedy Selfie (worth a watch for John Cho).
Some curios, vintage and handmade, to celebrate 1964's Best Picture after the jump...
There are two upcoming movie musicals that, for a long time, I've wanted to make into motion pictures, should someone with money be willing to give me the funds to make them -- Into The Woods and The Last 5 Years. I'm both nervous and excited to see how directors Rob Marshall and Richard Lagravenese, respectfully, have interpreted the material I hold so close to my heart. I am especially nervous for Into The Woods, given Marshall's less than impressive track record. If someone is going to screw up something I cherish, it should be me. Of course, there are far more than two musicals I have a deep connection to. Some have already been made into films, like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Miserables, but there is a vast collection of musicals I have thought could make fantastic films, but have never been made. »
- Mike Shutt
What do actor Theodore Bikel, author Steven Pressman, who wrote the HBO Holocaust documentary Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, and Tracey Davis, daughter of Sammy Davis Jr. and May Britt, have in common? They will all three be guests at this year’s St. Louis Jewish Book Festival! More than 49 writers make up this year’s lineup including award-winning producers, novelists, bakers, historians, and humorists – there’s something for everyone but We Are Movie Geeks is most interested in these three guests because of their contributions to cinema.
The venue is the Jewish Community Center – Staenberg Family Complex – 2 Millstone Campus Drive in St. Louis
Details and ticket info can be found at the Fest’s site Here
Theodore Bikel will speak Sunday, November 2, at 7pm – Tickets are $40
It’s not mentioned in the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival press release, »
- Tom Stockman
Australia's Japanese Film Festival, now in its 18th year, has just announced its special guests for the Sydney leg of the program this year. They are Suo Masayuki, director of such Japanese classics as Sumo Do, Sumo Don't and Shall We Dance? and young actress Kamishiraishi Mone. The two guests will be here for the screening of their new film Lady Maiko on November 16, which will be followed by a Q&A session. Lady Maiko is a musical comedy set in the world of geishas and is loosely based on Audrey Hepburn's My Fair Lady. Suo selected Kamishiraishi to play the lead role from over 800 applicants. You can visit the Festival's Official Website for more details. ...
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Former companion, Karen Gillan is now working in America, playing the lead in Selfie - described as a modern-day My Fair Lady. In it, she sports a rather impressive American accent, and in a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she’s revealed exactly how she learn to drop her ‘u’s. Turns out, she attended spin classes, which, she says,...
The post Karen’s Guide To Faking An American Accent appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Philip Bates
This year, Australia's Japanese Film Festival is not only massive in terms of number of screening locations (which include Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville and Wellington), but also the quantity and quality of the films being showcased. The festival will open with the Australian Premiere of Lady Maiko, a musical comedy by Suo Masayuki (Sumo Do, Sumo Don't, Shall We Dance?), which is loosely based on the Audrey Hepburn classic My Fair Lady. The Closing Film in Sydney and Melbourne will be The Vancouver Asahi from director Ishii Yuya (The Great Passage), based on the true story of a Japanese-Canadian baseball team in Vancouver. In all other cities, the Closing Film will be A Tale of Samurai Cooking...
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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 Once Upon a Time, Castle, Bones and The Vampire Diaries!
1 | Who would win in a light fight: Once Upon a Time‘s Emma or True Blood‘s Sookie? Also, does the below photo confirm, as we suspected while watching the scene, that Giancarlo Esposito worked opposite a Lana Parrilla stand-in? (Perhaps due to scheduling issues?) And just how long did it take Elsa to walk from the town line (in the evening) to »
ETonline has your exclusive first look at next Tuesday’s all-new episode.
Would you rock booty-shorts and a garter belt in the office? Well if you’re Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), you would!
Millions of viewers tuned in to watch the series premiere of ABC’s new comedy Selfie — the hilarious My Fair Lady-inspired show with a social media twist — and now ETonline has your exclusive first look at next Tuesday’s all-new episode.
Despite her gorgeous makeover in the pilot, (or should we say make-under?) Eliza returns to work in sky-high heels, itty bitty shorts, and legs for days. And let’s just say Henry (John Cho) is not too pleased with his protégé’s choice of clothes, or late-night companions.
Watch: Get to Know Your New Favorite comedy, Seflie!
Be honest, is anyone else feeling (and loving!) the intense sexual tension between our two main characters? Take a look at our sneak peek video »
How did Jennifer Love Hewitt end up on “Criminal Minds”? Hewitt says she had a minor freakout when she was offered the role as the newest member of the team, Kate Callahan, on CBS' hit series. Turns out, though, that's she’s worked with the showrunner before, on “Party of Five.” Plus: Inside Penelope’s desk. TV Land orders “Impastor” starring Michael Rosenbaum, plus "Teachers" Michael Rosenbaum, Sara Rue and Aimee Garcia star in “Impastor” about a loan shark who posing as a gay pastor in a small town. “Teachers” is an elementary school-set sitcom based on the webseries from the comedy group the Katydids. Shonda Rhimes: We’ll never have real-life politicos on “Scandal" Rhimes tweeted Wednesday: Becuz peeps keep asking: no real political figures should ever be on #ScandaI. All of the politicians on #Scandal are murderers/thieves.” Click Read Full Post For More In defense of »
- Norman Weiss
Will you make a date with Manhattan Love Story? Do you give Selfie a thumbs-up? Now that ABC's newest romantic comedies have debuted, we want to know: Did you fall in love?
Vote: Which fall premieres are hits? Which are misses?
Will you continue to root for Manhattan Love Story's Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman)? Or was their inner monologue just too damn loud for your liking? Did Selfie's twist on My Fair Lady win you over?
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- Robyn Ross
Eliza Dooley has no real friends. And frankly, it’s not hard to figure out why.
In ABC’s new comedy Selfie, Eliza (Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan) is a narcissistic, social media-obsessed pharmaceutical sales rep, who considers her present-day Insta-fame redemption for those awkward, friendless teenage years.
But as Eliza observes in the first few minutes of Tuesday’s premiere, “Being friended is not the same thing as having friends.” It’s a lesson she learns the hard way, after she tosses her cookies twice en route to a business trip — upon learning that her co-worker boyfriend is, in fact, »
You've seen the basic story of Selfie before—it's the modern-day My Fair Lady. Karen Gillan plays an updated, self-absorbed, Instagram-obsessed Eliza while John Cho serves as the titular Henry. Along with Selfie, fall's TV lineup has seen a surge in the rom-com sitcom, including NBC's A to Z and ABC's other romantic endeavor, Manhattan Love Story. It would seem love is in the air... just not about Selfie. EW's Esther Zuckerman and Kat Ward discuss whether the show can be saved from itself. Esther: I will admit that on first watch—perhaps because of my extremely low expectations—I »
- EW staff
The word "selfie" continues to have its moment. The new ABC sitcom Selfie, from executive producers Julie Anne Robinson and Emily Kapnek, centers on social media-obsessed Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), who learns from self-image expert Henry Higgs (John Cho) to put down her smartphone and communicate with people face-to-face once in a while. Here are five things to know about the series. Read more Fall TV: Tim Goodman Ranks 10 New Shows, From Best to "Heinous" 1. Broadway fans will be happy. The show is a modern take on My Fair Lady, the musical
- Ryan Gajewski
Don’t let the title fool you! 'Selfie' is equal parts endearing and charming, with an extra dash of lighthearted fun.
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
When It Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
The Biggest Stars: From Emily Kapnek, aka the witty woman who brought you Suburgatory, Selfie stars Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley. You'll also find John Cho, the man who introduced us to the term "Milf" in all those American Pie movies, and Allyn Rachel, the girl from literally every single commercial ever, in this laugh-out-loud »
Based on Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, Selfie follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) as she comes to learn that there is more to life than social media. Helping her along on her journey of self discovery and manners is Henry Higenbottam (John Cho), who works with Eliza, and who is a master of rebranding (she, naturally, works in sales). The series is created by Suburgatory's Emily Kapnek, who gives it her trademark fast-paced style. Hit the jump to see if this ABC comedy deserves a spot on your DVR. Selfie has been heavily promoted by ABC for months, replaying the same unfunny clips over and over again. Early word for those who had seen the pilot was that there was very little to redeem it. But then there's Karen Gillan and John Cho. I truly could not imagine any two other actors who would have convinced me to sit through Selfie's pilot. »
- Allison Keene
ABC definitely nailed its modern take on “My Fair Lady” by creating a social media-obsessed version of Eliza Doolittle — assuming the goal was to make her immediately unlikable both to her fellow actors and to the audience at large. Saddling “Selfie” with an equally terrible name ensures it will have an uphill battle to even get people to tune in, much less stick around. Add it to the growing list of ABC's other offensive-to-women show titles like “Cougar Town” and “Trophy Wife.” Both of those shows struggled to overcome their monikers, with the former eking out a small but »
- Jason Hughes
Not sure what to watch on TV this evening? Don't worry -- we've got you covered. Every day, we here at Moviefone will share our picks for the shows we think are worth watching tonight. Be prepared! Here's what's on TV Tuesday, September 30:
"Selfie" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
"Manhattan Love Story" (ABC, 8:30)
This new comedy follows a new couple as they begin their relationship. We can also hear their (very differing) inner monologues throughout their dates.
"New Girl" (Fox, 9 p.m.)
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- Alana Altmann
Even in the era of Walter White, Don Draper and the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," broadcast network executives are still obsessed with the idea of likable and admirable heroes, especially when it comes to comedy. You'll occasionally find your questionable morality in network dramas like "Scandal" and "The Good Wife," but sitcom protagonists tend to have their rough edges sanded off as quickly and artlessly as possible. One new network comedy debuting this week illustrates why the suits tend to freak out about likability, while another demonstrates the pitfalls of trying to tone down bad behavior. ABC's "Selfie" (Tuesday at 8 p.m.) features a heroine so obnoxious that one wishes the network had stepped in to soften her up, while NBC's "Bad Judge" (Thursday at 9 p.m.) stripped away many of its heroine's most questionable traits from the original pilot and didn't bother replacing them with anything worth watching for. »
- Alan Sepinwall
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