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Sitting in a posh hotel suite in Pasadena, Calif., James D'Arcy, British star of the A&E Network serial-killer drama "Those Who Kill," premiering Monday, March 3, recalls taking the first-time plunge into an open-ended TV series.
"The nature of television is you have a vague idea of where you're going, but that can change," he tells Zap2it. "It's the first time I've done something where I don't know what the end was when I accepted the role. It's the first time I've done anything where I didn't read all the scripts."
"That's always challenging for me as well," says his co-star, Chloe Sevigny, who's done film, stage and TV series ("Big Love," "Hit & Miss," "American Horror Story: Asylum"). "You don't have any control."
First HBO, now the funny pages: Lena Dunham is writing a four-part story for the Archie comic series.
The 50 Funniest People Now: Lena Dunham
According to Comic Book Resources, the Girls star/writer/creator was recruited by newly hired Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa after Dunham publicly expressed admiration for the comic series in a Q&A with J.J. Abrams and novelist Doug Dorst last November in New York City.
"We sent her a box of tons of Archie books," Aguirre-Sacasa says. "She devoured them all, and maybe a week »
Step aside, Matthew McCounaughey—there's a new crime-solving badass who is ready to solve some of TV's most gruesome murders. Chloe Sevigny's new crime-thriller, Those Who Kill, premieres on A&E Monday night, and you'd better brace yourself because it's one of the most twisted and horrifying hours of television that we've ever witnessed. Fans know and love Sevigny as the edgy actress who can master any role, from an uptight sister wife on Big Love, to a sex-crazed metal patient on American Horror Story: Asylum, to Danny's hilariously insane ex on The Mindy Project. Now the Golden Globe winning actress is embracing her newest multi-faceted character: Pittsburgh's most unrelenting »
A&E certainly has an eye for talent, with the brooding Chloë Sevigny joining the electrifying Vera Farmiga in back-to-back Monday psycho- (or Psycho) dramas. Unfortunately, the former Big Love scene-stealer is not nearly as well served by the unpleasant formula dreariness of Those Who Kill (10/9c), an adaptation of a Danish series that takes a by-the-numbers approach to some truly ghastly serial-killer action.
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- Matt Roush
The film tells the tale of four people trapped in the once-vibrant Rosemont Lodge during a blizzard just before Christmas. Kell will portray a pregnant woman on the run from her past and Coughlin will play a professional snowboarder who slowly falls in love with her and the two residents of the resort, portrayed by Zabriskie and Dourif.
Petrie recently completed shooting the surfer thriller “Dawn Patrol,” starring Rita Wilson, Scott Eastwood and Jeff Fahey. Petrie began his directing career with “Toy Soldiers,” with Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton and Louis Gossett Jr.
- Dave McNary
HBO finally showed the terrifically unsentimental hospital sitcom Getting On some tender, loving care last week by renewing it for a second season. The network had previously disserved its most daring show with virtually no marketing push and a holiday-timed release (the six-episode debut season premiered just before Thanksgiving and concluded right after Christmas) that virtually ensured as few people would see it as possible. Based on a UK sitcom and adapted for American audiences by Big Love showrunners Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, Getting On stars a trio of comediennes at the top of their game: Alex Borstein (Family Guy), Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), and Niecy Nash (Reno 911). They play the doctor (Metcalf) and nurses (Borstein and Nash) in the geriatric wing of a hospital -- a place no one, including the patients, wants to be. I've written before about how this mordant (but never morbid) cringe comedy is a perfect cure. »
- Inkoo Kang
Mila Kunis and "Ted" are not thunder buddies forever, it seems. Kunis, who played the love interest opposite Mark Wahlberg in writer-director-star Seth MacFarlane's hard-r teddy bear comedy, will only be returning for the sequel in a reduced role, "if at all," according to Deadline. Instead, there's a new female lead in the mix: Amanda Seyfried. The "Big Love" and "Les Miserables" star is expected to join Wahlberg and MacFarlane for "Ted 2," though the ...
By Josh Wigler »
Despite its less-than-stellar performance in the ratings, HBO has decided to renew "Getting On" for a second season. The order is for six episodes -- a figure that matches the total number of episodes in the current season -- and comes on the heels of HBO's decision not to renew its other freshman comedies, "Hello Ladies" and "Family Tree." Co-created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer -- the duo behind HBO's long-running and critically acclaimed series "Big Love" -- "Getting On" chronicles the day-to-day of three women who work in the female geriatric ward at a hospital. Starring Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash, the series uses humor to expose the absurd bureaucracy of the healthcare system. Olsen and Scheffer adapted the series from a British format of the same name, which ran for three seasons on BBC4.
- Shipra Gupta
Despite its less-than-stellar performance in the ratings, HBO has decided to renew "Getting On" for a second season. The order is for six episodes -- a figure that matches the total number of episodes in the current season -- and comes on the heels of HBO's decision not to renew its other freshman comedies, "Hello Ladies" and "Family Tree." Co-created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer -- the duo behind HBO's long-running and critically acclaimed series "Big Love" -- "Getting On" chronicles the day-to-day of three women who work in the female geriatric ward at a hospital. Starring Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash, the series uses humor to expose the absurd bureaucracy of the healthcare system. Olsen and Scheffer adapted the series from a British format of the same name, which ran for three seasons on BBC4. »
- Shipra Gupta
HBO's under-the-radar comedy "Getting On" will return for a second season, which means you have time to catch up on the six-episode hospital-set series about doctors and nurses in a women's geriatric wing.
The HBO series is based on an award-winning British show of the same name, with the adaptation written by "Big Love" creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. The fate of the show was still in the air after the network canceled fellow freshmen comedies "Hello Ladies" and "Family Tree." »
Getting On has been renewed for a second season by HBO! Wait, you haven't heard of Getting On? Well, let's change that. The HBO comedy hails from Big Love creators Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. It stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash and was host to guest stars including Molly Shannon, June Squibb and Telma Hopkins. Metcalf plays Dr. Jenna James, the head of an extended care geriatric unit. Borstein and Nash are the nurses to the elderly patients. It's based on the hit BBC series of the same name and is hilarious. Read: Why You Should Be Watching HBO's Getting On The first season of six episodes premiered in November 2013 to 520,000 viewers. Season two will again be six »
In 2013, HBO debuted three new comedy series. One was Christopher Guest's first significant work in decades, featuring many of the regulars from his beloved improvised films. One was the first major solo project from Stephen Merchant, co-creator of "The Office" and "Extras." And one featured the creators of "Big Love" attempting to adapt a British series about the neglected nurses and patients in a hospital's elder care wing. Going into that year, I doubt a casino would have even given you odds that the only one of the three to survive would be the latter, but that's exactly what's happened. »
- Alan Sepinwall
HBO has ordered a second season of “Getting On,” Variety has confirmed.
Comedy, based on a Brit series of the same name, bowed on HBO in November and hails from “Big Love” creators Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. Season two will be comprised of six episodes, as the show’s freshman season was.
“Getting On” centers on a hospital’s geriatric floor and stars Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein and Mel Rodriguez. Comedy takes an off-kilter look at a dysfunctional staffers working in the hospital, blending poignancy and tenderness with the darkly comic realities of the line of work.
- AJ Marechal
HBO has finalized a deal for a second-season pickup of offbeat medical comedy Getting On, starring Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez. The order is for six episodes, matching the size of Getting On‘s first season. HBO brass had been high on the show, an adaptation of the BBC series, and had been looking to renew it contingent of sorting out budget issues. Well received by critics, Getting On was a modest ratings performer but also was a word-of-mouth success as it didn’t get a big marketing push at launch. It is unclear what the renewal will mean for CBS comedy pilot The McCarthys, which cast Metcalf as the female lead in second position while the HBO comedy’s fate was still up in the air. Related: HBO Adapting British Thriller Drama Series ‘Utopia’ With David Fincher & Gillian Flynn Adapted by Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital just gained a new doctor.
Fabian will recur on ABC's long-running medical drama as a pediatric surgeon who comes in to help our favorite docs. While no other details have been released about Fabian's character, it's safe to assume he'll be dealing with the other pediatric surgeons -- Alex (Justin Chambers) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw).
Fabian's first episode airs in early April, while "Grey's Anatomy" returns with new episodes on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. Et on ABC.
Lacey Chabert plays runt of The Plastics litter and Toaster Strudel princess Gretchen Wieners.
The 31-year-old star, who famously played Claudia Salinger in cult series Party of Five from 1994 to 2000, has also appeared in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and provided the voice of Family Guy's Meg Griffin before Mila Kunis took over.
Tim Meadows stars as democratic principal Mr Duvall, who attempts to restore calm when pages of the infamous Burn book rear their ugly heads.
Following the film's release, 53-year-old comedy writer and actor Meadows has starred in »
Rodrigo García has long been a well-respected name in the television industry, helming pilots for such successful shows like Carnivàle, Big Love and Six Degrees. In recent years, however, he’s also been gaining more credibility as a Hollywood director, thanks to the success of his films Mother and Child and Albert Nobbs, the latter of which Glenn Close and Janet McTeer both earned Oscar nominations for.
His next project certainly sounds like an intriguing challenge: an indie drama called Last Days in the Desert, about a holy man and a demon journeying through the desert together. Continuing the streak of good luck in casting that began with Albert Nobbs, García has snagged A-lister Ewan McGregor to lead the film.
McGregor will star as both the holy man and the demon, the pair of whom face questions about their fate after encountering a family clinging to life in the brutal heat of the desert. »
- Isaac Feldberg
“Carrie” star Sissy Spacek is returning to the small screen. The “Big Love” actress has signed on for Netflix’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled drama series from “Damages” creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler. Also read: Is Netflix Luring Away HBO and Showtime Customers? The one-hour drama revolves around a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black-sheep brother returns home. “Friday Night Lights” alum Kyle Chandler has also signed back on for the series, which has received a 13-episode order. Also read: Linda Cardellini Joins Netflix Drama Sony Pictures Television is producing. »
- Tim Kenneally
A flurry of casting announcements last autumn saw Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul signing up for Gabriele Muccino's ensemble drama Fathers And Daughters. After a quieter couple of months, the film now has some new additions. Quvenzhane Wallis, Diane Kruger and Octavia Spencer will all be making appearances.The script, written by Brad Desch, follows a parental relationship across 25 troubled years, with Crowe playing a novelist and widower struggling with mental illness as he raises his five year-old daughter. The story also shows the daughter as an adult (Seyfried) working through the problems rooted in her difficult childhood. Paul, not for the first time (following HBO drama Big Love), is playing Seyfried's boyfriend.Kruger has signed on to play Crowe's estranged sister-in-law, while the rest of the new cast belong to the psychiatric clinic where Seyfried's character is a child counsellor. Spencer is the clinic's "spirited" head, »
Do you recognise the @Shining_twins? Special guests at our anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove pic.twitter.com/5x0DLPiPrq
— BFI (@BFI) January 28, 2014The Shining review: Extended cut packs in more psychological terror
The twin sisters have kept a low profile since the film's release back in 1980 but happily posed for a picture on the red carpet as they arrived for the screening of Kubrick's Dr Strangelove as part of the Loco London Comedy Film Festival.
We've found 10 other former child stars from iconic horror flicks to see what they look like now, and what they went on to do next:
Linda Blair starred as the head-spinning, »
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