8 items from 2014
Not manly enough to succeed in today's cut throat world? Olivia Lee is here to 'help'
Believe it or not, there are still some men who give matte-look hair wax, sidling over to girls with a raised eyebrow, and owning their own home a swerve. You know, losers. Each week in Man Up (Wednesday, 10pm, Fox) Olivia Lee hopes to explore the nuances of masculinity in the accelerated pace of a shifting culture by nagging one of these chumps. And then giving them a makeover.
Over the course of this series, themes of unemployment, poor grooming and sloth emerge, all of which are qualities found in our first loser, Kris. Christ in a dole queue, Kris: no job in this rotten workhouse of a fiscal climate? Man Up. Floundering to find meaning in a sick society built on vanity and greed? Man Up. Council did your haircut? You know what to do, »
- Filipa Jodelka
ABC has canonized Michael Imperioli. The “Sopranos” actor will play Francis, the lead role in half-hour comedy pilot “Saint Francis.” Also read: Romany Malco Cast in Kevin Hart’s ABC Comedy Pilot Produced and written by Christopher Moynihan (“Man Up”), the project follows a blue-collar, no-nonsense, Long Island cop and family man, played by Imperioli, who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock. Ron West and Kelly Kulchak executive produce the multi-camera comedy with Moynihan. Also read: ‘Once Upon a Time’s’ Joanna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club »
- Jethro Nededog
Michael Imperioli has signed to star in the ABC comedy pilot “St. Francis.”
The “Sopranos” vet will play a blue-collar no-nonsense Long Island police officer who buts heads with the modern world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock.
Imperioli is no stranger to ABC, having starred in dramas “Life on Mars” and “Detroit 187″ for the network in recent years. He’s also the co-writer of a drama project in contention at Bravo, “High and Low,” set in 1980s Wall Street.
Moynihan created and co-starred in the ABC comedy “Man Up,” which ran during the 2011-12 season.
- Cynthia Littleton
Michael Imperioli is sticking with comedy. The Sopranos alum will star in ABC's multicamera comedy pilot Saint Francis, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide From Man Up's Chris Moynihan, Saint Francis centers on a gruff blue-collar, no-nonsense Long Island cop and family man Francis (Imperioli), who butts heads with the modern liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock. The patriarch of the Quinlan family, Francis is the epitome of old-fashioned values, but is willing to do anything for the good of his family. Moynihan will write
- Philiana Ng
Berlin’s 2014 European Film Market saw a late sales rally, one record claimed, a few hot sellers and even some surprises. But as one producer-distributor put it, there were “not enough good screenplays nor good directors nor buyers.”
“It’s not just that this market is so slow,” Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz continued. “There are far too many markets in the year. Two markets should go.”
Im Global announced many major-market sales on “Labor of Love,” reteaming M. Night Shyamalan and Bruce Willis. Toymaker Mattel’s hoped-for live-action franchise “Max Steel,” another Im Global title, sold most of the world, said Im Global’s Stuart Ford.
K5 rolled out a second Willis title, the futuristic “Vice.”
- John Hopewell and Patrick Frater
ABC has added two more comedy pilots to its roster, picking up half-hours from familiar faces in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan and Man Up's Chris Moynihan. Khan's Fresh off the Boat is based on Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name. Set in the 1990s, the single-camera comedy revolves around hip-hop-loving Eddie as he grows up in suburban Orlando, raised by an immigrant father who is obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother who is often bewildered by white culture. With his father owning and operating an All-American Steakhouse chain, this loving
- Lesley Goldberg
A few weeks ago we heard that Batman Vs. Superman was vacating its summer 2015 slot in favor of May 2016. It was safe to assume such a prime weekend wouldn’t remain unclaimed for too long, and sure enough, today we have word that Disney is swooping in and bumping Ant-Man up to July 17th.
This is the second date change for the Edgar Wright-directed superhero flick, as it was originally slated to release November 5, 2015 before moving to July 31st of the same year. It’s not the only big movie coming out that weekend either, with Warner Bros. scheduling their Peter Pan origin tale, Pan, for that same weekend. Still, Pan won’t draw nearly as big of an audience as Batman Vs. Superman would have, meaning Ant-Man should have no trouble winning the box office battle.
In previous years, that particular weekend has been huge for Warner Bros. »
- Alexander Lowe
The Comedy Time Network is available for free on FilmOn. If you’re looking for channel focuses on some of the best stand-up comedy out there. The network has also been producing original sketch and episodic programming since 2004. Some of the programming includes 50 half-hour episodes of “Man Up Stand-Up” for cable network MavTV and the sketch comedy show “Man Brain” for Fuel TV. The Comedy Time Network is available on many different platforms including cable, online, mobile and satellite. Some of the brands the network can be seen on includes Hulu, Dish Networks, Fios, Netflix, At&T Uverse, AOL, Yahoo, Verizon, MSN, YouTube and Sprint. The Comedy Time Network has [ Read More ]
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8 items from 2014
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