The New Normal (2012–2013)
TVLine has learned that Bomer, who has worked with Ryan on Glee, American Horror Story (Freak Show and Hotel), The New Normal and The Normal Heart, will head behind the camera to direct an episode of American Crime Story: Versace. According to sources, Bomer will helm Episode 8. This will mark Bomer’s directorial debut.
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Set in the grimy, trash-strewn New York of 1971, The Deuce is named after a notoriously seedy stretch of West 42nd Street that was populated by pimps and prostitutes, and home to live peep shows and porn shops. Written by David Simon, who created The Wire, and his frequent collaborator George Pelecanos, the series charts the rise of the pornography industry in New York City. Simon has said that the show is about “the commodification of women” and from the female bar staff poured into skimpy leotards by James Franco’s bar manager, Vinnie, to the violent control the pimps exert over the prostitutes they run, every woman in the show,
In addition, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct and executive produce the pilot. It was created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan, who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Production on the pilot is scheduled to begin in February. The project is a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios.
The potential series will take viewers back to October 19, 1987, the day of the the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, known today as “Black Monday.” It will tell the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party, and the glass ceiling.
Cheadle will play Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski, a
The television shows of David Simon teem with fascinating, complex characters, but at their essence they’re all about social ecosystems. He’s adroit when it comes to encompassing the full scope of a place and time, tracing the invisible connections between seemingly disparate parts of a population to show how they’re all subject to the same institutional forces. “It’s all in the game,” went the constant refrain on Simon’s masterpiece The Wire. At the time, it referred to the intricate culture of drug commerce in Baltimore; he’s now trained his circumspect sights on the neon-lit cesspool of 70s New York, and unearthed an economy just as knotty (while twice as naughty) in the era’s flourishing business of flesh.
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In comics, they threw a Hail Mary, revamping the writing and art, making the characters look and act in contemporary ways. Thanks to Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Chip Zdarsky, and a few others, the characters were suddenly cool once more. The company’s product mix suddenly had the classic digest reprints, the new look, some Zombie title and they were saved.
During all this, Greg Berlanti brought his magic touch, bringing the comic to the CW, working
Aside from boasting live action versions of Archie Andrews (Kj Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) that each looked like they leapt from a comic book, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) was slightly reimagined yet felt as though he became the voice of young intellectual misfits, allowing the product to have an authentic feel.
But even with a stellar cast, the writing has to be there in order to make an unfolding series work. In addition to the high school drama aspects that remain a tried and true formula for prime time television,
Warner Home Video and Warner Archive are bringing Riverdale Season 1 starring Kj Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray and Mädchen Amick to Blu-ray and DVD on August 15th. Note that the Blu-ray edition from Warner Archive will be exclusive to online retailers.
All 13 episodes of Riverdale Season 1 will be included in the Blu-ray and DVD editions, along with the following bonus features:
Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
Riverdale: The New Normal
Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin
I Got You - musical piece
These Are Moments I Remember - musical piece
You can pre-order Riverdale Season 1 at Amazon.
This week’s question: What is the best one-and-done show, a.k.a. a One-Season Wonder? (This refers to shows that only got one season and tragically did not get renewed, as opposed to limited series that never intended to continue.)
Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider
There are so many! But for me the best will always be “Freaks and Geeks.” It’s a show that I watched at an age before I really understood the whole TV renewal/cancellation process, but even then I knew it was unjustly short. The show was such a great blend of smarts, snark, and genuine emotions, in a way that could actually be painful to watch.
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Though billed as a dark comedy, “Flower” veers into both drama and suspense after a late twist that significantly raises the stakes of the story. Produced by David Gordon Green’s Rough House Pictures, the film had its world premiere last week at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired for U.
Vice Principals and The New Normal alum Georgia King is set to topline the comedy pilot from executive producers Diablo Cody and Greg Berlanti, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on the U.K. series created by Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran for Big Talk Productions and Channel 4, the single-camera comedy centers on Sheila Gable, a tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town.
King, the first person to be cast in the pilot,...
VideosGood Wife Spinoff Trailer: First Look at CBS All Access’ The Good Fight
CBS All Access has released a new batch of photos from its upcoming Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight, giving us a closer look at Diane’s various friends and frenemies — though we suspect those lines will find a way of blurring themselves as the season progresses.
Currently on #TeamDiane, we have Good Wife fan favorites Luca Quinn (played by Cush Jumbo) and Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), as well as Diane’s niece Maia Rindell
“My instinct was to go back to Broadway. That’s where my career started,” Rannells tells Et over the phone in November, shortly before Thanksgiving. The actor, who is earning rave reviews for his performance in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Falsettos, wrapped the sixth and final season of Girls over the summer and turned his attention back to the stage, where he first broke out and earned a Tony nomination for The Book of Mormon. “It’s where I feel most comfortable and most at home.”
“I’m so grateful to Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham for giving me the opportunity,” Rannells says, mentioning the two women behind Girls who let him play Elijah. Originally a guest star, he was promoted to series regular in the third season after Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal was canceled
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