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All due respect to "Mad TV" and "Dirty Work" fans, but for this writer Artie Lange's greatest performance will always be his eight-year run on "The Howard Stern Show." From 2001 to 2009, the gravelly-voiced comedian worked as the King of All Media's brash, no-nonsense, fan-beloved sidekick, a role that brought him his greatest career success ("It was the closest I ever felt to being a rock star") but also brought his personal demons to the fore. His stint on the show came to an abrupt and chilling end in January 2010, when Lange, at that time addicted to heroin, was hospitalized for eight months following a suicide attempt (an episode he has discussed publicly and wrote about in his 2013 memoir "Crash and Burn"). Five years on from his terrifying downward spiral, Lange has rebounded and continues to work, performing standup gigs and making guest appearances on TV shows including "Louie" and Californication. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Ahead of its premiere next month, a trailer has been released for upcoming thriller series Aquarius , which stars David Duchovny as a Los Angeles cop on the trail of The Manson Family. Check it out here…
Los Angeles. 1967.
Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, “Californication,” “The X-Files”), a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, barely recognizes the city he’s now policing. Long hair, cheap drugs, rising crime, protests, free love, police brutality, Black Power and the Vietnam War are radically remaking the world he and the Greatest Generation saved from fascism 20 years ago.
So when Emma Karn (Emma Dumont, “Salvation,” “Bunheads”), the 16-year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies and Hodiak agrees to find her, he faces only hostility, distrust and silence. He enlists the help of Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, “True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights”) – a young, idealistic undercover vice cop who »
- Gary Collinson
Dante's first feature film in five years casts Greene as Evelyn, an overbearing girlfriend who dies tragically in a bizarre accident.
David Duchovny was on Late Show With David Letterman last night to plug his new alt-rock album — yes, Hell Or Highwater is available now at your local record store or illegal download site. But, as you might have heard, he also has a couple of TV projects in the works. With his seven-year run on Showtime’s Californication in the rearview mirror, Duchovny is set to star in Aquarius, NBC’s gritty drama about a cop who goes undercover to track Charles Manson. But the crowd… »
Here’s a truth that’s really out there. David Duchovny, known for his roles on “The X-Files” and “Californication,” will release his debut solo album, “Hell or Highwater,” on May 12. The album, which will include 12 songs written by the actor, will be released via ThinkSay Records and distributed via the Caroline/Universal Music Group. Also Read: David Duchovny Talks ‘X-Files’ Return: Mulder Was the ‘Worst FBI Agent of All Time’ The title track, which serves as the album’s first single, is available Tuesday. The album is available for presale now via Amazon and iTunes. According to a release for the album, »
- Tim Kenneally
Admit it, millennials: When the news broke Tuesday that FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would be returning to the Fox network for a six-episode reboot of "The X-Files," many of you said, "Who are Mulder and Scully?" After all, the show has been off the air for 13 years. Since then, Gillian Anderson (Scully) moved to England and did period dramas, while David Duchovny (Mulder) became that creepy old lech on Showtime's "Californication," and "X-Files" creator Chris Carter went Mia and was apparently abducted by aliens.
Still, even if "The X-Files," its stars, and its creator haven't been pinging the cultural radar much in recent years, the return of the show with its original cast and showrunner on board is a huge deal. Much of what we now take for granted in pop culture -- especially on TV and online -- owes a tremendous debt to the 1993-2002 sci-fi drama series. »
- Gary Susman
Jaime Lee Kirchner (Mercy) is set as the female lead opposite Andrew J. West in the CW pilot Dead People, from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Dead People centers on Floyd (West), down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver. After a near-death experience when he is pronounced dead following an accident but is revived two minutes later, Floyd suddenly has the ability to… »
Amazon Studios is bringing back the hour-long drama series "Bosch" for a second season following the first being the most-watched title on Prime Instant Video out of all TV shows and movies in the four weeks since the season one debut.
Based on Michael Connelly's nineteen books featuring the character, Titus Welliver plays L.A. homicide detective Harry Bosch. The second season sees him investigating the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mafia, and in pursuit of a serial killer. It will be based on the books "Trunk Music" and "The Drop". [Source: Variety]
Fox has given an early renewal to "Sleepy Hollow" with "The Glades" creator Clifton Campbell on board as executive producer and new show runner. The third season pickup of the supernatural drama had been hinging on finding a replacement for show runner Mark Goffman. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Casting is ramping up on Fox's DC Comics adaptation Lucifer, with D.B. Woodside signing on to play the angel Amenadiel. He is joined by two more casting additions, Rachael Harris and Nicholas Gonzalez. These new cast members will all have series regular roles, and will be joined by previously-confirmed cast members Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Lina Esco (Mazikeen) and Lauren German (Chloe Dancer).
The series centers on Lucifer, who decides to abandon his post in hell and sets up shop in Los Angeles, where he helps the L.A.P.D. punish guilty criminals, just for fun. Lauren German's Chloe Dancer is an L.A.P.D. detective who works with Lucifer to solve a murder case, as the Devil is struck by her pure goodness and starts to believe that there may be hope for humanity after all. Mazikeen is a demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman. »
The adventures of fallen angel Lucifer are taking shape over at Fox for its new upcoming pilot. Welsh actor Tom Ellis recently nabbed the role of its leading man, and Lauren German swooped in as his Lapd Detective buddy Chloe Dancer. Now, according to Deadline, the network is seeking to flesh out his Earth-side crew of cohorts.
Lucifer hails from Underworld‘s Len Wiseman and Californication‘s Tom Kapinos, who are directing and writing the show, respectively. Based on the original comic series by DC’s Vertigo label, it centers on Lucifer (Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.
- Gem Seddon
Fox's DC Comics adaptation Lucifer has added yet another actor to its growing cast, with Chicago Fire actress Lauren German signing on to play the female lead. The actress will play Lapd detective Chloe Dancer, who is "both repulsed and fascinated with Lucifer," played by Tom Ellis. Lina Esco also stars as the demon Mazikeen.
The show is based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character who initially was featured in Neil Gaiman's Sandman before getting his own comic book series, which ran for 75 issues between 2000 and 2006. The pilot will center on Lucifer, who becomes bored from ruling over the underworld and decides to take up residency in Los Angeles, where he finds amusement in helping the Lapd torture criminals. When Lucifer and Chloe both work together to solve a murder, he is taken aback by her "inherent goodness." After dealing with the worst humanity has to offer in the underworld, »
Lucifer has found his leading lady.
In the potential series, German’s Chloe Dancer works for the Los Angeles Police Department and teams up with Lucifer (played by Rush‘s Tom Ellis), who has abandoned Hell and chosen to help L.A.’s finest apprehend and punish criminals. Their partnership causes the Lord of the Underworld to wonder at Chloe’s inherent goodness, which in turn causes him to think humanity »
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Penned by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the drama project follows a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver (The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West) who, after a near-death experience, suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts — including that of the ex-wife he has never gotten over.
Per our sister site Variety, Chando will play said dead ex, Pearl, who is described as perceptive, »
Fox and DC Comics have brought on Lina Esco to star in their Lucifer pilot, just one week after they cast actor Tom Ellis as the title character. Lina Esco is playing Mazikeen, a fierce demon who takes the form of a beautiful young woman. In the comics, Mazikeen serves as Lucifer's best friend, bodyguard and occasional lover. In the pilot, the character will be known as Maze.
The plot follows Lucifer, who, after growing bored of ruling over hell, decides to abandon his post and head to Los Angeles, where he finds amusement in helping the L.A.P.D. punish criminals. The earlier version of the pilot script also had Lucifer coming to L.A., but instead of punishing criminals, he opens a piano bar dubbed Lux. This piano bar aspect of the story has since been abandoned. The character first originated in Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics, »
Adding another name to the long list of British actors who have headed to Hollywood to portray American comic book characters, Welsh actor Tom Ellis has now been cast in Fox’s Lucifer pilot, as you may have heard over the weekend.
Depending on your tastes in television, there are many roles you could recognise Tom Ellis from. He landed a small but significant role as Thomas Milligan in Doctor Who’s Last Of The Time Lords, a 29-episode stint as Dr. Oliver in EastEnders and a series regular role as Gary in BBC comedy Miranda. To our cousins across the pond, he might be better known as William P. Rush in the medical-themed TV drama Rush.
Fox’s Lucifer pilot has bagged its horned antihero in the shape of Welsh actor, Tom Ellis. Known for his extensive television work in the UK, Ellis made waves in a variety of popular British shows including No Angels, Merlin, Rush and Miranda. He will soon be packing his bags for the sunny climes of Los Angeles as he prepares for his latest small screen performance as king of hell, Lucifer Morningstar.
Late last year, when the show was granted an initial pilot commitment, it was expected that it would stick closely to the comic series. Created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg, the original DC Comics-run centers on Lucifer who, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”
However, along with the »
- Gem Seddon
Just one week after Fox issued a pilot order for their DC Comics adaptation Lucifer, Tom Ellis has signed on to play the title character. The pilot is based on DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. Lucifer first appeared in several issues of Neil Gaiman's beloved comic Sandman, before getting his own comic series written by Mike Carey.
The show centers on the Lord of Hell (Tom Ellis), who grows bored of reigning over the underworld. He decides to abandon his post and head to Los Angeles, where he helps the Lapd punish criminals. An earlier version of the pilot still had Lucifer coming to L.A., but instead he opens a piano bar entitled Lux. That aspect of the story will not be used in this new version of the pilot.
Fox and DC Entertainment have today swelled the DC Universe further by announcing that Welsh actor Tom Ellis (Rush, Once Upon a Time) has been cast in Lucifer, the new television show based on the DC / Vertigo Comics character.
Inspired by the character who first appeared in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Lucifer was the main protagonist in his own 75-issue solo series between 2000 and 2006. In the new show, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, [Lucifer] resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.”
Director Len Wiseman (Underworld, TV’s Sleepy Hollow) will direct the pilot episode, with legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Con Air, Top Gun) on board as executive producer. Tom Kapinos (Californication) has adapted and written the pilot.
- Scott J. Davis
In the pilot, after growing bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.
The project was written by “Californication’s” Tom Kapinos, who serves as an exec producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman. The pilot hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. TV, with Wiseman set to direct. The character originated in Vertigo’s “Sandman” comics created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, before spinning off into his own series written by Mike Carey.
“Lucifer” is the latest in a slew of comic book properties coming to the smallscreen next season, »
- Laura Prudom
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In Lucifer, the Welsh actor — best known stateside for his role as Once Upon a Time’s first Robin Hood and as the star of USA Network’s short-lived medical series Rush — will play the Lord of Hell, who abdicates his throne and kingdom to make camp in Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. »
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