9 items from 2009
Two months after he broke the news of his Comedy Central show "Reno 911!" coming to an end, series star/co-creator Thomas Lennon is headlining a new comedy project at NBC.The broadcast network has handed a pilot commitment with penalty to the multicamera comedy he will write with Robert Ben Garant, his "Reno" co-creator/co-star and frequent collaborator.The two also will executive produce the project, whose premise is being kept under wraps, with Peter Principato and Paul Young. Lennon will star; Garant will play a supporting role.Additionally, NBC and sibling Universal Media Studios, which is producing the Lennon/Garant project, has inked a talent holding deal with Lennon that includes his show with Garant.NBC and Ums moved quickly to lock in Lennon and Garant following "Reno's" August cancellation after a six-season run."Our entire team has long been fans of the work Lennon and Garant have done »
Let’s be honest, everybody who had ever sat through an episode of Reno 911 in its 6 years on the air knows how heartbreaking it was when the show got canceled two months ago. The show kept the flame of MTV’s The State burning for over a decade after the show had originally aired. It looks like NBC feels the same way, as they have hired Reno creators Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant for a new comedy series.
Lennon and Garant (who played Reno’s Jim Dangle and Travis Junior respectively) signed a deal with NBC and Universal Media Studios for a pilot commitment, which means if nothing else, we will get one episode. The team will write, star, and executive produce the series.
- Matt Raub
“Reno 911!” was a great show that never should have lasted as long as it did. After one of the funniest first seasons in TV history, the show struggled to maintain an identity and stretched the talents of its very talented improv performers to their absolute limits. Head writers Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, and Kerri Kenney-Silver were consistently the funniest and most enjoyable to watch, and now Lennon and Garant have teamed up to pen and star in a multi-camera comedy for NBC. More after the jump.
The show’s premise is being kept secret for the time being, so all we know is that Lennon will be the principal star, with Garant in a supporting role. The two will write and executive produce the show, and have signed a talent deal with both NBC and Universal Media Studios that will include other projects. This is on top of the »
- Charles Mihelich
"Reno 911!" star/co-creator Thomas Lennon is headlining a new comedy project at NBC that he will write with Robert Ben Garant, his "Reno" co-creator/co-star and frequent collaborator. Lennon will star and Garant will play a supporting role. The Hollywood Reporter says the two also will executive produce the project, whose premise is being kept under wraps, with Peter Principato and Paul Young. "Our entire team has long been fans of the work Lennon and Garant have done on 'Reno 911!' as well as their comedy films," NBC president of primetime entertainment Angela Bromstad said. Lennon and Garant have written such features as the two "Night at the Museum" films, Reno 911!: Miami , Balls of Fury and The Pacifier . »
The broadcast network has handed a pilot commitment with penalty to the multicamera comedy he will write with Robert Ben Garant, his "Reno" co-creator/co-star and frequent collaborator.
The two also will executive produce the project, whose premise is being kept under wraps, with Peter Principato and Paul Young. Lennon will star; Garant will play a supporting role.
Additionally, NBC and sibling Universal Media Studios, which is producing the Lennon/Garant project, has inked a talent holding deal with Lennon that includes his show with Garant.
NBC and Ums moved quickly to lock in Lennon and Garant following "Reno's" August cancellation after a six-season run.
"Our entire team has long been fans of the work Lennon and Garant have done »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Directed by: Brandon Camp
Running Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Release Date: September 18, 2009
Plot: Burke (Eckhart) is a self-help guru, who’s about to make it big. Unfortunately, even while he’s helpin gpeople he hasn’t been able to come to grips wife the death of his wife. He meets Eloise (Aniston) and things start to change.
Who’s It For? If you hear Aniston and romance, then tune out of all other things, well then you aren’t even reading this. Everyone else could save this one if they’re on a plane.
Expectations: I was worried the plot would not be serious enough, though I’m a big fan of Eckhart and Aniston is starting to grow on me.
Aaron Eckhart as Burke: We know Eckhart has the charisma to command a room. »
- Jeff Bayer
Patton Oswalt has been making us laugh for years, whether it be from his long-running stint on the hit comedy The King of Queens or his hilarious stand-up comedy special or his roles in films like Reno 911!: Miami, Balls of Fury or his voice role as the culinary rat Remy in the Pixar hit Ratatouille. As funny as the man is, we get to see a whole new side of his acting chops as the lead character Paul Aufiero in Big Fan, which will be released on August 28 in New York City and will expand to Los Angeles and other markets on Septemeber 11. We were able to speak exclusively with Oswalt about his new film (and a few tidbits about The Informant!) as well, so click below on our exclusive video interview to see what Oswalt has to say.
The Eighth Annual Tribeca Film Festival is currently in-progress in New York City (through May 3), and the Fangoria crew is out in force. While you can look for expanded reviews and coverage from the fest to roll out over the next week, we've got our first exclusive video direct from the World Premier of Hysterical Psycho.
Fango's own Michael Gingold caught up with actor Dan Fogler (Fanboys, Balls Of Fury) who donned the writer/director cap for the first time with the film. In addition, actors Ariel Shafir (Bride Wars), Noah Bean (Damages, Fringe), and Randy Baruh joined in to discuss their experiences making this satirical tale of a theatre group faced with evil in a "cabin in the woods."
This wasn't the first time I sat with Dan Fogler. Back when Balls Of Fury hit the silver screen, the two of us had the chance to talk. Back then I was surprised at how serious he could be. well all that changed today. While talking Fanboys, he was incredibly funny and I laughed quite a bit. Although, I barely remember what was so frickin' funny. Meanwhile, both Sam Huntington and Chris Marquette talked a lot about the lack of theatres that their film would be opening in. It seems a »
9 items from 2009
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