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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 »
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
The 57-year-old has been open in the past about appearing in the new film directed by Jj Abrams, Metro.com.uk reported.
- Lohit Reddy
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]
"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]
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
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 »
- Isaac Feldberg
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 »
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 »
We’re back! Did you survive the Oscars? Are you looking for something to watch on Blu-ray, DVD, or streaming service? We have a few options for you released right at the end of February or the beginning of March, including a couple great animated shows, a Best Picture nominee, an FX sitcom, and a mega-blockbuster. Pick your favorites. All five are worth a look.
Photo credit: Paramount
What do Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, and Martin Scorsese’s latest films all have in common? While being multiple category nominees, they all went home empty-handed at the Oscars Sunday night. While the inferior “Dallas Buyers Club” took three trophies, Payne’s beautiful character piece about a man clinging to false hope when he thinks he has won a sweepstakes was overlooked. No matter. “Nebraska” will find the audience it deserves, and then some. This is the kind of »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
It's time to get legit with Dan Bakkedahl.
"Legit" Season 2 is fully underway on Fxx, and one of its leading men is taking the time to chat about the series with Zap2it. We will be hosting the Google Hangout with Bakkedahl to discuss Jim, Billy and Steve's latest set of misadventures in the dark comedy.
The fun part? We want questions from you. Tweet every last thing you wanted to ask Bakkedahl to @Zap2it using the hashtag #Zap2Legit, and watch him answer your questions live when the Hangout takes place at 6 p.m. Et/3 p.m. Pt.
Love "Legit"? Want to be a part of the conversation? Please join us for the latest installment of Zap2it's Google Hangout series. »
Comic Superstar Jim Jefferies Talks Season Two of Fxx Sitcom "Legit." No Sacred Cows. Really. That’s a maxim as old as comedy itself but superstar comic Jim Jefferies breathes fire into the performer’s motto every time he takes the stage for another comedy concert, each sit-down interview on late night TV and most of all, in the thirty-minute spotlight that’s his Fxx sitcom Legit. During standup, the 37-year-old comic jokes about recent gigs performing for soldiers in Iraq (zero patriotism; done strictly for the money). On his sitcom, he pees on a character immobilized due to Ms (DJ Qualls as Billy). It’s impossible not to laugh a lot and squirm a little at a guy who describes an attractive woman walking by as “two fingers neat” (or am I just making a filthy reference?). »
The Legit gang is back for more -- and things are looking a little rough for the guys. "All of our lives are in a downward spiral this season," co-creator and star Jim Jefferies told a handful of reporters during a visit to the show's Venice set in November. "This season is definitely more serialized. Rather than just focusing on me, a lot of the shows this year are more ensemble." Story: How FX's 'Legit' Became the Darling of the Disabled Community The Fxx comedy returns with season two Wednesday, which sees guest star Dr. Drew Pinksy diagnosis
- Aaron Couch
Last year, Australian comedian Jim Jefferies debuted his biting, but occasionally tender comedy, Legit. The show is extremely low key and laid back, which is Jefferies' trademark L.A.-stoner kind of style. But the series is also an interesting mix of some very base humor alongside more serious issues. Ultimately, it's that humor that ties everything together, and keeps things from getting too dark. Hit the jump for what the new season looks like, and why you can jump in even if you missed Season One. Legit follows the exploits of Jefferies, playing a fictionalized version of himself, as a comedian in L.A. who lives with his divorced, snarky, alcoholic friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) and Steve's younger brother Billy (DJ Qualls), who suffers from an advanced stage of muscular dystrophy. The latter point is a constant driver of the comedy as well as some of the more moving moments, »
- Allison Keene
"Legit" might not be Fxx's most popular comedy, but it should be one of them. After a critically acclaimed first season, the Jim Jefferies-starring series is only sharper, funnier and more brutally heartwarming in Season 2.
Though Wednesday's (Feb. 26) premiere episode isn't as jarring or as uplifting as Season 1's, "Legit" finds its groove much easier in Season 2 than it did last year. The characters of Jim, Billy (DJ Qualls) and Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) feel lived in here, and the episodes feel like one part of a larger story instead of just funny jokes conceived as episodes, which is more akin to "Louie."
In fact, it's hard to compare "Legit" to much of anything on television right now, and that's part of what is so exciting about it. After viewing the first four episodes, it's clear that Jefferies and co-creator Peter O'Fallon aren't afraid to push the bounds of what is politically correct on television. »
ABC‘s self-proclaimed “high-concept” comedy, Mixology, is a combination of 24 and Love Actually, but for a somewhat younger crowd than either. Actually, the target demographic might be up in the air, as the ages of, and dialog from, some of the characters pushes the upper region of the key television audience.
At any rate, the series takes place during a single night, in a single location, as 10 strangers enjoy an evening at a local bar, trying to pick up, get picked up, or otherwise figure out how to find love… or something.
Tom (Blake Lee) was recently dumped by his fiancee, and his friends, Cal (Craig Frank) and Bruce (Andrew Santino), are taking him out to get him back on the horse. Tom is about as lost as a guy can be in such a situation, especially after being out of the game for so long, but it »
- Marc Eastman
"I think it's substantially better than Season 1," he says during a conference call with reporters promoting the Season 2 premiere.
After defining the characters of Jim, Billy (DJ Qualls) and Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) in the first season, "Legit" is free to get into the nitty gritty of their personalities in Season 2. That's not always for the best of the characters, though, as both Jim and Steve find themselves on a decline this season.
"The character of Steve is very well-defined now," Jefferies says. "This season he becomes a full blown alcoholic, and it progressively gets worse throughout the season."
Don't expect things to get much better for Steve, either. Jefferies likes the fact that Steve's struggles with alcohol don't feel corny or contrived. »
It turns out that Jefferies' girlfriend is a big fan of the show, and it gets viewed often in their household. Because of that, Jefferies says he's now an expert on what makes a good or bad drag queen.
During a conference call promoting the Season 2 premiere of "Legit," Jefferies expressed a desire to get to act as a guest judge on "RuPaul's Drag Race." "I'd do it properly and I wouldn't be rude or nothing," he promises. "It would make my girlfriend very happy."
Beyond his desire to join "RuPaul's Drag Race," Jefferies is also a fan of some of the most esteemed dramas on television. He admits that he's been very much enjoying "True Detective" and "The Americans," as »
Without a doubt, Legit is one of the crudest comedies on TV, what with star Jim Jefferies’ penchant for foulmouthed humor often laced with sexual and drug-addled content. But it’s also, amazingly, one of TV’s most thoughtful and sincere shows. Moving to Fxx for its sophomore season, Legit follows the exploits of Jefferies and his motley band of friends as they struggle through everyday life. In addition to Jefferies and his sad-sack buddy Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), the other main character is Billy (DJ Qualls), Steve’s quadriplegic brother with muscular dystrophy. Instead of the show merely treating Billy like a saintly … Continue reading →
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- Stacey Harrison
"Legit" didn't leave main characters Jim (Jim Jefferies) and Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) in the best places at the end of Season 1, and life doesn't get much better for them in Season 2. Still, according to the cast, watching their downward spirals is going to be so much fun for viewers.
Zap2it visited the Venice, Calif., set of "Legit" in November when Jefferies, DJ Qualls, Bakkedahl and creator Peter O'Fallon were shooting one of the final episodes of Season 2. As they later teased at their 2014 TCA Winter Press Tour panel, this season will deal with Jim suffering from sex addiction and Dan being an alcoholic. It's not going to be a pretty sight.
"The career's going downhill this season," Jefferies tells Zap2it and select other outlets on the set visit. "I might be a bit more famous next season if we get a third season. All of our lives are »
It's been a while since we last saw Garth (DJ Qualls) on "Supernatural" but he kept himself busy behind-the-scenes -- helping other hunters like Bobby once did and keeping Kevin safe from Crowley (before Gadreel murdered the prophet).
When he finally returns onscreen this Tuesday (Jan. 28), however, he won't be the same Garth we've come to know and love. According to a promo The CW aired after last week's episode, Garth is now a werewolf? What?!
Zap2it spoke with Qualls in advance of the episode, "Sharp Teeth," about some big changes Garth has gone through over the past year, what it was like returning to the series after being away for so long, his relationship with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and a certain nude scene we hear is coming in the episode ...
Zap2it: So Garth is finally back! What's he been up to this whole time?
Although nothing has been officially announced regarding the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, it's long been the assumption that original Star Wars trilogy stars Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) are returning for the highly-anticipated sequel. Today, we have the latest of several unofficial confirmations about Leia, Luke and Han returning from Carrie Fisher herself, who revealed in a recent interview that all three actors will begin shooting their scenes in either March or April.
While there is no exact quote from the actress about the production start date, she did reveal to TV Guide that she wants to revisit her iconic cinnamon bun hairstyle from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
"I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again - but with white hair. I think that would be funny."
Her statement about the production start date doesn't line »
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