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“The Sackett Sisters” is filling up its family tree.
“The Sackett Sisters” is a single-camera comedy about the Sackett family, which is reunited when two estranged sisters perform an act of public heroism and are forced to navigate the aftermath together. Whitford will play the character, Henry Sackett. Philipps will play one of the sisters, and the other sibling is still being cast, though insiders tell Variety a comic actress is in negotiations.
The pilot hails from “30 Rock” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” writer Luke Del Tredici, who will executive produce with Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner. Universal Television is producing with Fey’s Little Stranger shingle.
Whitford has courted a few pilot offers this season, both in comedy and drama. Lately, Whitford has earned critical praise for his role on Amazon »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The West Wing alum Bradley Whitford has signed on as a series regular opposite Busy Philipps in The Sackett Sisters, NBC's single-camera comedy pilot from former 30 Rock executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Written by Brooklyn Nine-Nine executive producer Del Tredici and directed by Tristram Shapeero, The Sackett Sisters is about two estranged sisters — one played by Philipps — who perform a Sully Sullenberger-esque act of public heroism, then are forced to… »
Imagine if all the fertile women in the world were rounded up and enslaved by an extreme regime that takes away their rights and their families.
According to the stars and creators of Hulu’s upcoming drama “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, that horrible reality “seems far away, but it also seems like it could be so close.”
“It’s really a dystopian world where an extreme regime rises up and says we have a better way,” explains executive producer Warren Littlefield in an exclusive new featurette for the show.
Turns out that better way is to snatch fertile women away from their friends and families and forbid them from even speaking about their previous lives.
In one scene from the new trailer, we see the captured women being lectured on how the world has become so filled with chemical pollution and radiation, that »
- Will Thorne
Politics is a tricky game, and while some play nice, others don't always.
One thing we can all agree on? Any one of these TV politicians may actually be a great choice for our next President.
See if your favorite person in power made our list!
1. Councilwoman Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation Leslie might usher in a new era for the United States, one where parks are at the top of everyone’s list of concerns. More parks could pop up everywhere, each one with a Lil’ Sebastian fountain. Waffles would become our national food and Galentine’s Day would be a National Holiday. Scratch that, Ann Perkins’ birthday would be the National Holiday. 2. President Jed Bartlet, The West Wing Do we even need a reason to justify this choice? Jed Bartlet was a man of integrity and strength. He won a Nobel Prize. He’s firm in what he stands for and incredibly likeable. »
- Matt Richenthal
Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill, who got his break on NBC’s White House drama “The West Wing,” returns to his drama roots on CBS’ new legal drama “Doubt,” starring Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox. Hill, who also stars on HBO’s “Ballers” alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, told the Wrap’s Stuart Brazell in a new interview what attracted him to the role. “For me it was the other side of the equation,” said Hill. “Ever since 9/11 most of the shows on television now are about the prosecutor — find the bad guy, putting him behind bars, lock him up, and you stay there. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Right now, Allison Janney has multiple personalities in her head. There’s Bonnie Plunkett, the cynical recovering addict trying to forge a new path with her daughter Christy on CBS’ Mom; Lavona Golden, a hardened, abusive mother to future Olympian and scandal-maker Tonya Harding in the upcoming biopic I, Tonya; and Ouisa Kittredge, an aging New York socialite who’s lost touch with the passion that’s given her life, in the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation. Janney is simultaneously filming and preparing for all of these, with the latter set to open at the Barrymore Theatre on April 25. (Previews for the production start April 5.)
“Fortunately for me, they’re all very different characters,” Janney tells Et from her car while pulled over in a parking lot. Given her busy schedule, the car, for her, has become a place of solitude -- her “own little bubble” that allows her a moment to chat and reflect »
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.
The actor: Rob Lowe is living proof that any young man can, with proper determination, grow up to play the president of the United States. Although he began his acting career in television, appearing in the ensemble of a short-lived sitcom (A New Kind Of Family) and turning up in TV movies and ABC Afterschool Specials, Lowe soon transitioned to the big screen, with his performance in 1983’s The Outsiders serving as a springboard into movie stardom. By the late 1990s, however, Lowe was back on TV in a big way, playing Deputy White House Communications Director Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, and he’s flipped back and forth between movies and TV ever since. Although ...
- Will Harris
Barclay will run a masterclass for the guild's .The Director.s Chair., focused on television directing and his career.
Barclay, who is the president of the Director.s Guild of America (DGA), will also provide support for the Adg.s new .Respect, Rights and Remuneration. campaign, which focuses on better recognition of television directors..
The director has helmed over 150 episodes of television shows such as NYPD Blue, The West Wing, ER, Lost, The Good Wife, House, Scandal and Empire..Barclay also won two Emmys for his direction of NYPD Blue and received another six nominations for producing and directing, including three for directing episodes of Glee. He was the Ep on Sons of Anarchy, and directed 15 episodes..
.As a director with such a stellar career, »
- Staff Writer
A reunion of Alias‘ writers room and a Parks & Recreation community screening have been added to the slate of the Atx Television Festival, the growing all-things-tv event which is holding its sixth edition June 8-11 in Austin. The fest has already announced reunions for a pair of iconic series, the comedy Designing Women and drama Northern Exposure. Last year, similar panels for the likes of The West Wing and Queer As Folk along with panel discussions with major players… »
Sports Night and The West Wing, has been making TV since his big break in 1986 — the ABC movie Can a Guy Say No? "If you got an Afterschool Special, you were on your way," recalls Schlamme, 66. With two hours of Dustin Lance Black's ABC miniseries When We Rise (premiering Feb. 27) and the John Singleton FX drama Snowfall later in 2017, the helmer, producer and DGA negotiator, who'll receive his guild's Robert B. Aldrich Award for service Feb. 3, spoke with THR about nurturing »
- Michael O'Connell
Craig Thomas Feb 3, 2017
Heard of the show Designated Survivor? It might just quench your thirst (whether you knew you had it or not) for a new thriller to follow.
The basics are this. Straight-talking, politically unambitious, and honest, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkland (played by Kiefer Sutherland), finds himself on the brink of being fired. As such, he is appointed the 'Designated Survivor' for the State of the Union Address. This basically involves being locked in a safe-room far away, whilst the rest of the government convenes on Capitol Hill.
Fortunately for him, this is the best-timed firing in history, and as a result of an attack, he is the only member of the government to survive. Therefore, being next in the line of succession he becomes, »
As if there were any doubt, Lily Tomlin reminded the world of her singular talents as she received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Taking the stage at the 23rd annual SAG Awards, the acclaimed actress, comedian, writer and producer accepted the honor from Dolly Parton, her longtime friend and costar in the 1980 comedy hit Nine to Five.
Tomlin took the stage to accept the award, joking that it came “just in the nick of time.”
“What a week this has been though. You are kind of anti-climactic,” she joked. “Doomsday clock moved »
- Oliver Gettell and Jodi Guglielmi
Denis Villeneuve’s time-bending “Arrival,” Damien Chazelle’s musical love letter, “La La Land,” and Disney’s zeitgeist-grabbing “Zootopia” took editing honors in drama, comedy, and animation at the 67th Ace Eddie Awards Friday at the Beverly Hilton.
TV winners included “Veep: Morning After” (edited by Steven Rasch, Ace) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “This is Us:Pilot” (edited by David L. Bertman, Ace) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television, “Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards”(edited by Tim Porter, Ace) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television, “All The Way” (edited by Carol Littleton, Ace) for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, and “Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: Seneghal” (edited by Mustafa Bhagat) for »
- Bill Desowitz
Coming to DVD and Blu-Ray from 6th February and Digital Download from 28th Jnuary is the superb big-screen adaptation of the worldwide bestselling novel The Girl On The Train, and to celebrate we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD!
Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) is infatuated with the seemingly perfect couple she sees from her daily commuter train that runs past their house. One day, she witnesses an event on the balcony of the house that disturbs her deeply and in that moment, everything changes.
Driven by intrigue, passion and a thirst for the truth, Rachel becomes increasingly embroiled in the trials and tribulations of the couple she’ s watched from afar for so long. She soon discovers that the couple’s destiny is intrinsically linked to someone from her past, and inevitably realises that the demons that have plagued her since the divorce are not what they seem. »
- Paul Heath
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
Before tonight’s shocking return of Scandal on ABC, Entertainment Weekly talked to Kerry Washington, a.k.a. the indomitable Olivia Pope. But first, Spoiler Alert! Do not read unless you’ve seen the episode.
How did it feel not being on in the fall?
It felt a little strange I guess. It’s always nice to be missed, but I think of television as being such a rapidly transforming platform. Shows are moving around all the time. The length of seasons is constantly changing. I hoped that our fans would stay with us. »
- Lanford Beard
Mary Tyler Moore was all about girl power even before the phrase was coined, and Et caught up with some of the powerful ladies who are continuing her tradition of redefining what it means to be a modern woman on television.
On the hit television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Moore played Mary Richards, an ambitious, single, professional woman confidently going after her dreams as a TV producer. In 1970, the idea was a foreign concept to many, but for the young girls watching at home, it would plant a seed that would grow and lead thriving careers.
"I can remember gathering in the student lounge to watch Mary Tyler Moore on a Saturday »
Juliette Harrisson Jan 31, 2017
We salute 10 memorable guest roles on Stargate Sg-1, featuring Seth, The Keeper and more...
As with our previous features, this is a list designed to celebrate the very best performances by guest actors in Stargate Sg-1. However, we did come across a couple of challenges in compiling the list for this particular series. We’ve defined ‘guest performance’ as an actor playing a character who is not a regular or recurring character – so the actor must have played the character no more than twice in this particular series (though they may have appeared more often in other branches of the franchise). Stargate Sg-1 liked to re-use its best guest characters as often as possible, frequently bringing back characters like Claudia Black’s Vala Mal Doran after what was initially a one-off appearance, which is great as the audience get to enjoy them again, but seriously reduces the number of eligible performances. »
The Paley Center will pay tribute to NBC’s nine decades on the air with The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary, a special airing from 9-11 Pm Sunday, February 19. Kelsey Grammer will host the show, which will showcase some of the network’s most iconic series, including Hill Street Blues, The West Wing, L.A. Law, ER, The Monkees, Get Smart, Cheers, The Cosby Show, The Golden Girls, Seinfeld, Frasier, Will & Grace, Friends, The Office and 30 Rock. It also will… »
NBC is ringing in its 90th birthday with something very “special.”
This year, NBC will celebrate turning the big 9-0 with a two-hour primetime special, People can exclusively reveal.
Throughout the two-hour Sunday evening show, the network will take a look at its series (including dramas, sitcoms, workplace sitcoms, late night and variety shows), newly recorded interviews with its talent (including Ted Danson, Tina Fey, Debra Messing, Amy Poehler, »
Author: Dave Roper
Having scoured the ranks of actors to draw up a shortlist of the best of them and then a selection of their best work, we now move on to consider the best work by the greatest writers. This can be a harder thing to judge, given that there will often be a team of writers, or polishing work is done on a script that is otherwise someone else’s work. Quentin Tarantino did some polishing on Crimson Tide, but by contrast his script for Natural Born Killers is much less distinctively his, bearing as it does a lot of Oliver Stone’s fingerprints. What we will (try to) focus on are those writers who rather than being hacks for hire have instead crafted something all their own and seen it transition relatively unmolested to the screen.
As with the Best of the Best of the Actors, we »
- Dave Roper
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