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TV News: Arrow, Supernatural, FX, Extant

15 May 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Arrow

John Barrowman ("Torchwood") has signed on as a series regular for the third season of The CW's "Arrow". Barrowman's Malcolm Merlyn character, a frequent fixture in the first season who made brief appearances this year, will be back in a big way next season. [Source: Twitter]

Supernatural

Despite passing on "Supernatural" spin-off series "Bloodlines," The CW president Mark Pedowitz still has hopes for a potential spin-off of the long-running show with discussions about the matter to take place in June and July.

Pedowitz told reporters today: "We believe that there's a real brand in Supernatural. We had six really good pilots this year. We felt that Supernatural [spinoff Bloodlines] just didn't quite get there, though we do know that people would come to it based on what we saw that night. I've already spoken to the creator and the studio. They know that we want to develop once more next season, a Supernatural spinoff. »

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Fxx Ends Legit with FX Ending Chozen

15 May 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Fxx and FX are joining in the fun with announcing shows that will not be returning for 2014-2015. Fxx has confirmed Legit is over and will not be around for a third season. The comedy first aired on FX, but was switched to Fxx for a second season. While that was a sign that the show was not a success story, fans still held out for hope about a third possible season. Even the series star, DJ Qualls said that he hoped for a third season back in February. However, he has shown that he was just happy with what the show had given him.

FX is also axed their animated series Chozen. It premiered in January of this year and lacked the draw that they hoped for. Fox and their related channels have become a prime spot of adult, animated shows-but Chozen‘s serious story with attempt at humor fell flat. »

- Sarah Peel

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The Returned, Under the Dome, Elementary: Tube Talk Q&A

15 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Didn't the summer used to be a quiet time in telly-land?

No longer - now the sunny months are packed with top TV and the Tube Talk Q&A is working tirelessly all year round to provide you with teasers, scoop and the latest UK air dates for your Us favourites. Hope you appreciate all of our hard work.

Is there any news on Les Revenants season 2?

News has been scarce on the Les Revenants front of late - that's The Returned for any folk less fancy than DS user Adamsk.

But here's what we do know - Channel 4 have acquired the rights to a second series and originally planned to air new episodes in late 2014. However, production on the next run of episodes has now been postponed - until September at least - meaning that The Returned won't return to its French home Canal+ until 2015.

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Legit: Fxx TV Show Cancelled, No Season Three

14 May 2014 11:41 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fxx has pulled the plug on Legit after two seasons. Tonight's episode will also serve as the comedy's series finale.

Legit revolves around a fictional version of Australian stand-up comic Jim Jeffries who's made it big on the comedy circuit in the Us and now wants to grow up. His friends and Venice, CA roommates are his divorced and alcoholic best friend, Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve's brother, Billy (DJ Qualls) who suffers from muscular dystrophy. Episodes are based on Jeffries' stand-up routines.

The series has struggled in the ratings, particularly once it moved from FX to Fxx. As a result, the cable channel has decided they don't want a third season.

In a post on his Facebook page, Jeffries wrote, "Legit has been cancelled. Sorry to everyone who was a fan of the show, please watch tonight it's the »

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FX Cancels ‘Legit,’ ‘Chozen’

14 May 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX has axed two half-hour comedies — scripted series “Legit” and the animated “Chozen.”

Legit,” which starred Australian comedian Jim Jefferies as himself, lasted two seasons. Jefferies also created the comedy with Peter O’Fall0n. Along with Jefferies, the cast included DJ Qualls and Dan Bakkedahl.

The Danny McBride-produced “Chozen” has ended after just one season. It followed a rapper recently released from prison who attempts to revive his career. McBride also provided voice talents, along with Bobby Moynihan, Kathryn Hahn and Hannibal Buress. The series, which premiered in January, was a Rough House Pictures production and executive produced by Floyd County Productions, which also produces FX’s “Archer.”

Jefferies took to his Facebook page on Wednesday to break the news about “Legit.”

 

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- Alex Stedman

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'Legit,' 'Chozen' canceled at Fxx and FX

14 May 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Animated comedy Chozen has been canceled by FX after one season, and comedy Legit on the young-adult skewing Fxx will not be returning for a third, it was announced Wednesday.

The cancellations aren’t surprising as both shows had been struggling in the ratings. Chozen was the first original series ordered for Fxx and centered on a white, gay rapper just out of prison, voiced by Bobby Moynihan. The series had its finale March 31.

Legit, which starred Australian comedian Jim Jefferies as a stand-up whose character, along with his friends, attempts to become legitimate in life, moved to Fxx this »

- Stephanie Robbins

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Fxx’s ‘Legit’ & FX’s ‘Chozen’ Cancelled

14 May 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tonight’s season finale of Legit will be the Fxx comedy’s swan song. FX Networks confirmed today that the sophomore comedy starring Jim Jefferies has been canceled along with the FX freshman animated series Chozen. FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said last month that FX and Fxx would be doubling their original output in the next year and that the fate of Legit and Chozen would be decided after their current seasons. Chozen wrapped its 10-episode run March 31. Legit was renewed for Season 2 in March 2013, along with fellow FX comedies It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The League, and all three were moved to the fledgling Fxx, along with late-night talker Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which has since been cancelled. Legit followed the often often raunchy adventures of Jefferies, an expat Aussie comedian living in Venice, CA, with his boozy, divorced best friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl »

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‘Legit,’ ‘Chozen’ Canceled

14 May 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

FX has chosen not to go forward with a second season of the animated comedy “Chozen,” while “Legit” will not go forward with a third season on Fxx. “Chozen,” which premiered in January, followed a gay white gangster rapper who's attempting to rebuild his career following his release from prison. The voice talent for the series (created by Grant Dekernion) included Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Danny McBride and Kathryn Hahn. Also read: FX's ‘Fargo’ Debuts Strong With More Than 4 Million Viewers “Legit” starred Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies as himself, wraps its second season on Wednesday. Jefferies broke the news of his. »

- Tim Kenneally

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'Legit,' 'Chozen' Canceled at FX and Fxx

14 May 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

FX and younger-skewing network Fxx have lowered the ax on two half-hour series. At Fxx, scripted comedy Legit has been canceled after two seasons; and at FX, animated vehicle Chozen will not continue after its freshman run. For Legit, which never was a ratings driver, the sophomore season opened to less than half its audience from its 2013 debut, luring just 300,000 in February. The series -- created by Peter O'Fallon and Jim Jefferies and starring Jefferies, DJ Qualls and Dan Bakkedahl -- centered on a 30-something with muscular dystrophy and a party hound with an intellectual disability. The

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- Lesley Goldberg

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast and Character Breakdown

29 April 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's the biggest news of the day. Probably the week. Possibly the month. And maybe even the whole year thus far. Director J.J. Abrams has announced the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII. Returning from the original trilogy are Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. Joining them are newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

What we haven't gotten are any new story details or character breakdowns. Who are these new guys playing? And where is Billy Dee Williams? We've been able to piece together all the information we've had in the past two years to explain who we might see on screen next December, and in what capacity. None of this has been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm.

1John Boyega

John Boyega's name was first rumored just this past March, where »

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Interview: Season 2 of ‘Legit’ hits close to Jim Jefferies’ life

28 March 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

I feel the need to climb to the top of a mountain and shout at the top of my lungs to watch Legit on Fxx before it falls victim as another show worth your time that couldn’t find its audience in time. It’s smart, edgy, and sweet and comedies like this are few and far between.

Legit isn’t your typical comedy. Standup comedian, Jim Jefferies is trying to do something different, and bring his own sensibilities to the TV comedy realm. “When you’re with your friends,” he explains. “You laugh a little bit, you laugh a little bit, and then something big happens. I think a lot of network sitcoms it’s just laughs per minute. I don’t think they even care how big the laughs are. As long as they can pack so many into that timeline. We have episodes where there’s maybe five, »

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Watch the Jim Jefferies stand-up that inspired 'Legit' Season 2's 'Afghanistan'

26 March 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Unlike "Legit" Season 1, only one episode from the Fxx comedy's second season is inspired by Jim Jefferies' stand-up. The April 2 episode of the series, "Afghanistan," is that  episode.

To prepare for "Afghanistan," here's a look at the Jefferies stand-up bit on which it's based. Be warned, there is colorful language -- including Jefferes' favorite, the C-word -- in the below video.

So clearly viewers are in for a treat in "Legit" Season 2, episode 7. Just what role to Billy and Steve have to play in the episode, though?

"Legit" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Fxx. »

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Legit Season One DVD Review

20 March 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Legit, Fxx’s Nsfw comedy starring Jim Jefferies, kicks off in oddly similar fashion to The Sessions. Not only is the plot of the pilot focused on the initial entry of MD-suffering character Billy, by way of trying to get him the opportunity to have sex before he dies, but DJ Qualls arguably looks a bit like John Hawkes, especially as done up for their roles.

It does rather diverge from there.

Jefferies, who conveniently plays a brash, ever-cursing comedian (named Jim Jefferies), lives with best friend Steve, and (after we move in a couple of episodes) Steve’s brother Billy. Once past the establishment episodes that cover taking Billy out of his care facility, the show really just covers the life and times of three people who don’t have much to do and/or can’t do much.

At times the show develops along lines that are somewhat similar to a sit-com mold, »

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'Legit' goes 'Racist': Dan Bakkedahl teases Season 2, episode 3

12 March 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

In "Legit" Season 2, episode 2, main character Jim Jefferies seemed to have found his perfect woman. There's just one catch: She's racist.

That cliffhanger ending will get followed up immediately in episode 3, "Racist." In it, Jim has to struggle with his attraction to Sara (Betsy Beutler) and her racist tendencies. According to star Dan Bakkedahl, there was an initial struggle with the network just to use the N-word on Fxx.

"There were things like, 'Well, 'The Shield' used it 625 times in 10 seasons! And 'Louie' used it five times in that one episode with the aunt that died out in the woods! Why can't we use it one time, and our context is absolutely pure?'" he recalls to Zap2it during a recent Google Hangout.

Bakkedahl continues, "We are showing a person and saying this person has no flaws, and then out of her mouth comes this word, and Jim's reaction »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Rumor: Carrie Fisher may be filming Star Wars: Episode VII for six months

10 March 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It really sucks that every time we write up a story about Star Wars: Episode VII that we need to add the word rumor in front of it. I am adding it as a precaution this time but this sounds like legit information since it is coming from Jim Jeffries, star of FX's Legit. See what I did there? Carrie Fisher will be guest starring on Legit this season and Jeffries shared a little tidbit of knowledge he learned about her still unannounced role in Star Wars: Episode VII. »

- Alex Maidy

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Carrie Fisher to film 'Star Wars Episode 7' in London

10 March 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, March 10: Carrie Fisher is reportedly going to be in London for 6-months to shoot for the upcoming film 'Star Wars Episode 7'.

The 57-year-old has been open in the past about appearing in the new film directed by Jj Abrams, Metro.com.uk reported.

Fisher's 'Legit' co-star Jim Jeffries revealed on Sirius Xm's Opie and Anthony Show that the actress told him about starring in the movie and added that she is a funny lady. (Ani) »

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News Shorts: Maleficent, Wars, Supernatural

8 March 2014 11:07 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Maleficent

The first official photo of the three meddling pixies, Knotgrass, Flittle and Thistletwit in Disney's live-action adaptation of "Sleeping Beauty" have arrived. Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple star in the roles. [Source: EW]

Star Wars: Episode VII

"Legit" comedian Jim Jeffries surprised everyone this week while appearing on Sirius Xm's Opie and Anthony Show. Jeffries talked about a recent meeting with Carrie Fisher and revealed that she will be in London for a full six months working on the J.J. Abrams directed "Star Wars: Episode VII".

Opie and Anthony then went on to question his news as they heard she was only doing a cameo. Jeffries scoffed at that, re-iterating that "she's there for six months!" [Source: Cinema Blend]

Supernatural: Bloodlines

Melissa Roxburgh ("Arrow") has joined the cast of The CW's backdoor pilot episode for the spin-off series "Supernatural: Bloodlines" (formerly known as "Supernatural: Tribes"). The pilot airs as part of »

- Garth Franklin

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Carrie Fisher Will Be Filming Star Wars: Episode VII For Six Months

8 March 2014 7:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We already knew that Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, would be returning to reprise her iconic role in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming series restarter Star Wars: Episode VII, but new information suggests that the character’s part in the film may be a lot more extensive than we previously realized.

Jim Jefferies, a comedian who currently stars on Fxx’s Legit, was promoting the program on a Sirius Xm radio show when he let slip that Fisher, who appears on an upcoming episode of Legit, will be taking a huge amount of time out of her schedule to film the sequel.

Discussing Fisher, Jefferies said:

She’s a funny lady, man. She’ll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she’s straight on to the vapor. She’s had some fucking hard partying in her life, I tell ya….She said to me, she goes ‘I »

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Carrie Fisher Is Supposedly Gonna Be On The Star Wars Set For How Long?

7 March 2014 5:19 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Of the three main stars of the original Star Wars trilogy, it has been Carrie Fisher who has been the most publicly wishy-washy on the subject of Star Wars Episode VII. On more than a couple occasions the actress has suggested that she is going to be a part of the production but still there hasn't been any kind of confirmation from the studio one way or the other. Today we have yet another similar story, though this time the news is coming from Australian comedian Jim Jefferies. Discovered by SlashFilm, Jefferies recently appeared on Sirius Xm.s Opie and Anthony Show, and at one point the conversation turned towards Fisher, who will be appearing in an episode of Jefferies' Fxx television series Legit. Talking about working with the actress, the comedian made some kind of rough comments about her appearance and then seemingly confirmed that Fisher will soon be »

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'Star Wars 7': Carrie Fisher Is Shooting for 6 Months in London

7 March 2014 5:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Disney and LucasFilm have still not confirmed a single cast member for Star Wars: Episode VII aside from R2D2, it's a pretty safe bet that Carrie Fisher will return to reprise her role as Princess Leia, as she has confirmed this time and again. She will be seen very shortly in an episode of Legit, playing comedian Jim Jeffries' agent. While appearing on Sirius Xm's Opie and Anthony Show, Jeffries talked about working with the actress and confirmed that Carrie Fisher will be in London for 6 months working on the J.J. Abrams directed sequel starting in April. He also made a couple of jokes at her expense.

"She's a funny lady, man. She'll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she's straight on to the vapor. She's had some fucking hard partying in her life, I tell ya....She said to me, she »

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