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Kathryn Hahn to star in HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher pilot

A new comedy series may be under way at HBO as the network has ordered a pilot for Mrs. Fletcher starring Katheryn Hahn (Transparent). According to Variety, Hahn will star in the lead role for the pilot, based on the book of the same name by Tom Perrotta.

Mrs. Fletcher is described as a dual coming of age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on intimate relationships. The series will follow empty-nest mom Eve Fletcher (Hahn) and her college-student son as they embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. Eve, hoping to jump-start her love life, adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected erotic possibilities. The show is a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on intimate relationships.

Nicole Holofcener (One Mississippi) will direct the pilot while Perrotta, who also wrote the novel
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Kathryn Hahn And Director Nicole Holofcener Sign On For New HBO Series ‘Mrs. Fletcher’

Ever since “The Leftovers” finished its run recently, HBO has been pushing to produce a new series based on author Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel “Mrs. Fletcher.” The author, who’s ‘Leftovers’ was turned into a critically-acclaimed series, was hired to executive produce and write the pilot for the network. Now, it looks like HBO is moving forward on the new series and has hired some great talent to bring it to life.
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Kathryn Hahn to star in HBO pilot based on Tom Perrotta's Mrs. Fletcher

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Deadline reports that HBO has given a pilot order to Mrs. Fletcher, a potential new comedy series based upon the novel from Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers) with Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms) attached to star. Eve Fletcher (Hahn) is a divorced woman who drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty nest. Hoping to jump-start her love life, she adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her... Read More...
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Kathryn Hahn and Nicole Holofcener Team Up for HBO Pilot “Mrs. Fletcher”

Hahn in “I Love Dick”

Kathryn Hahn has signed on to star in another small screen adaptation of a novel. The “I Love Dick” actress will topline half-hour comedy series “Mrs. Fletcher” for HBO, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Nicole Holofcener will helm the pilot.

Based on “The Leftovers” author and co-creator Tom Perrotta’s 2017 novel of the same name, “Mrs. Fletcher” follows “an empty-nest mom and her college-student son who embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.” Described as a “dual coming-of-age story,” the potential show explores “the impact of internet porn and social media on our most intimate relationships.”

Hahn’s character, Eve Fletcher, is a divorced woman who hopes to jump-start her love life after her only child heads off to college. She “adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected — and sometimes complicated — erotic possibilities.”

Holofcener, whose most recent feature credit is 2013 Julia Louis-Dreyfus-starrer “Enough Said,
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Kathryn Hahn Lands Lead Role in HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Mrs Fletcher’

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Kathryn Hahn Lands Lead Role in HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Mrs Fletcher’
Kathryn Hahn has been cast to star in the pilot of HBO’s comedy “Mrs. Fletcher,” which is based on “The Leftovers” author Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name. Perrotta is writing and executive producing the pilot. Nicole Holofcener, who has worked on TV shows like “Parks and Recreation” and “Togetherness,” will direct. “Mrs. Fletcher” follows a divorced woman, played by Hahn, who finds herself empty-nesting after dropping her child off at college. She hopes to rev up her love life by taking on a new, sexy persona to experience new erotic possibilities. Also Read: Daniel Sackheim Takes Over As 'True Detective'...
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Kathryn Hahn to Star as Sexy Divorcée in HBO Comedy Pilot Mrs. Fletcher

Kathryn Hahn to Star as Sexy Divorcée in HBO Comedy Pilot Mrs. Fletcher
I Love Dick may have ended, but Kathryn Hahn is still sowing her wild oats: The Emmy nominee has signed on to play a sexy divorcée with a college-age son in the HBO comedy pilot Mrs. Fletcher, TVLine has learned.

Mrs. Fletcher, based on the bestselling novel by The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta, stars Hahn as Eve Fletcher, a divorced mom who drops her only son off at college and returns home to an empty nest. “Hoping to jump-start her love life, she adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected — and sometimes complicated — erotic possibilities,
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Kathryn Hahn To Star, Nicole Holofcener To Direct ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ HBO Comedy Pilot Based On Tom Perrotta’s Book

HBO has given a pilot order to comedy Mrs. Fletcher, based on The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, with Kathryn Hahn attached to star, and Nicole Holofcener set to direct and executive produce. Perrotta, who co-created with Damon Lindelof the HBO series The Leftovers inspired by his book, wrote the Mrs. Fletcher adaptation and executive produces. Mrs. Fletcher, which had been in the works at HBO for a while, is about an empty-nest mom…
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Kathryn Hahn to Star in HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Mrs. Fletcher’

HBO has ordered a pilot for the comedy “Mrs. Fletcher,” with Kathryn Hahn set to play the title role.

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, “Mrs. Fletcher” follows an empty-nest mom Eve Fletcher (Hahn) and her college-student son as they embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. Eve, hoping to jump-start her love life, adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected erotic possibilities.

The show is described as a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on intimate relationships.
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Kathryn Hahn to Star in HBO's Tom Perrotta Comedy 'Mrs. Fletcher'

HBO is looking to The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta for its next comedy hit.

The premium cable network has handed out a formal pilot order to the half-hour comedy Mrs. Fletcher, based on Perrotta's book of the same name, with Kathryn Hahn set to take on the title role.

The project revolves around an empty-nest mom and her college-student son who embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. Mrs. Fletcher is described as a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on our most intimate relationships.

Hahn will play Eve Fletcher, a divorced woman who drops her...
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HBO Adapting Mrs. Fletcher From The Leftovers Author Tom Perrotta

HBO has ordered a pilot for Mrs. Fletcher, a new comedy series starring Kathryn Hahn as a divorced mother with a college-aged son in what is being described as a “dual coming-of-age story.” The new series is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta, who is on board to not only write the pilot episode, but will also serve as an executive producer.
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2018 Writers Guild Awards winners: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘Get Out’ win on way to Oscars

2018 Writers Guild Awards winners: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘Get Out’ win on way to Oscars
Winners of the 2018 Writers Guild of America Awards were revealed on Feb. 11 in ceremonies held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York. As only screenplays written under the guild’s guidelines or those of several international partners are eligible for consideration, these kudos, which are celebrating their 70th anniversary, have not been the most reliable barometer of the Oscars.

Indeed, one of this year’s leading contenders for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars — Martin McDonagh for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — was ruled out of the running by the guild. However, that WGA race does include four of the other Academy Awards nominees — “The Big Sick,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird” and “The Shape of Water.” It is rounded out by “I, Tonya.” Jordan Peele won for “Get Out” edging out Greta Gerwig, who had been predicted to win for “Lady Bird.”

All five of the Oscar contenders for Best
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2018 Writers Guild Awards: Full list of nominations in 3 film and 14 TV categories

The 2018 Writers Guild of America Awards take place on Feb. 11 with simultaneous ceremonies held in both New York and Los Angeles. Only scripts written under the guild’s guidelines or those of several international partners are allowed to vie for these awards. As such, these kudos are not the most reliable barometer of the Oscars.

In the past nine years only 59 of the WGA nominees have numbered among the 90 screenplays that reaped Academy Awards bids. Indeed, 2014’s Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, “Birdman,” was deemed ineligible. Likewise for one of this year’s leading contenders for that award: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

On the television side, the leading nominees are “Better Call Saul,” which competes for best drama series writing as well as for two individual episodes and “The Americans,” which is up for both overall drama series writing and an individual episode. Over in comedy, reigning Emmy
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‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail on Why There Is Only One Correct Choice for the Best TV Show of 2017

‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail on Why There Is Only One Correct Choice for the Best TV Show of 2017
A TV creator, TV critic, and TV editor walk into a podcast — one survives.

This would be a very bad joke if it was, in fact, a joke, and not a real-life scenario that happened just recently. On a special holiday edition of Very Good TV Podcast, “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail spoke with IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers and TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller with the intent of winning a war. Only one could exit in triumph, and the stakes were high: picking the best TV show of 2017.

Working in Esmail’s favor was a lack of bias: He’s not here to explain why the third season of “Mr. Robot” was the best show on television this year — even though it is very, very good. He’s backing another horse.

Before we reveal Esmail’s pick, here are the contenders:

Twin Peaks

Designated Enforcer: Sam Esmail

Enforcer’s
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Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash

Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash
Year after year, the Golden Globes are always filled with surprises — more than most award shows, even. On the TV side, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s preference for new series and small member body makes for nominations some call exciting, others mind-boggling. This year was a bit more predictable — by Golden Globes standards — but still packed its fair share of twists and turns. From recent winners getting boxed out (Tracee Ellis Ross, “Blackish”) to new faces working their way in (Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”), there’s quite a lot to dig into — so let’s get started on the snubs and surprises:

Read More:Golden Globes 2018 Full TV Nominations List: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Feud’ Lead Varied Pack Snubs:

Mindhunter”: Even with David Fincher’s backing, the breakout Netflix originals series couldn’t score a single nod from the Golden Globes.

Twin Peaks”: Yes, Kyle MacLachlan earned a much-deserved nod,
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Writers Guild of America 2018 TV Nominations: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Godless,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’

Writers Guild of America 2018 TV Nominations: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Godless,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for this year’s television categories, including Drama Series, Comedy Series, and Long Form Original. Reigning Emmy winners “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Veep” are nominated in their respective categories, as is HBO’s acclaimed “Big Little Lies” limited series.

Winners will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Ceremonies will take place in New York City and Los Angeles. The full list of 2018 nominations are below.

Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

Stranger Things

Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

“Glow”

Master of None

Silicon Valley

Veep

Long Form Original

American Horror Story: Cult

Feud: Bette and Joan

“Flint”

Godless

Manhunt: Unabomber

Long Form Adapted

Big Little Lies

“Fargo
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The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey

The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the scariest serial killer on TV? You define “scary.” Old and current shows fair game.

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

Landry from “Friday Night Lights.”

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

Ok, so he wasn’t necessarily a serial killer, but “Nip/Tuck’s” The Carver gave me a serious case of the scareds. After his first appearance near the end of Season 2, the porcelain-masked serial-slashing maniac who was all about slicing up hot people (because “beauty is a curse,” of course!) ran amok in Season 3 and the amount of series-regular characters he went after was kind of unprecedented. All of the leads
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The Saddest TV Shows That Make TV Critics Cry – IndieWire Survey

The Saddest TV Shows That Make TV Critics Cry – IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the saddest show? Which show makes you cry the most? (Old and current shows are all fair game.)

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

I just wrote something on this very topic! And I think these are two different questions. Which show makes me cry the most? In the balance across its entire series run? I think the answer has to be “Friday Night Lights.” I’m a sucker for underdog sports stories in general, but “Friday Night Lights” could make me cry in so many different ways, from what happens to Jason Street in the pilot to what Matt Saracen goes through in
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Criterion Collection Announces December Titles, Including ‘Election’ and ‘Monterey Pop’

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Criterion Collection Announces December Titles, Including ‘Election’ and ‘Monterey Pop’
The Criterion Collection has unveiled its holiday slate, with “Election” leading the list of titles being released this December. Joining Alexander Payne’s classic in the Collection are a new digital transfer of Barbet Schroeder’s documentary “General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait,” “The Complete Monterey Pop Festival,” and the previously announced “100 Years of Olympic Films 1912-2012.” More information — and, just as importantly, cover art — below:

Read More:Criterion Collection Announces November Titles, Including Seminal Lesbian Drama ‘Desert Hearts’ and ‘The Philadelphia Story

Election

“Perky, overachieving Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) gets on the nerves of history teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) to begin with, but after she launches her campaign for high-school president and his personal life starts to fall apart, things spiral out of control. In Alexander Payne’s satire ‘Election,’ the teacher becomes unhealthily obsessed with cutting his student down to size, covertly backing a spoiler candidate to
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The Leftovers: Is the HBO TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture WatchWill the Garvey and Murphy families find the answers they seek? Has the The Leftovers TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Leftovers season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A fantasy drama series on the HBO premium channel, The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. An adaptation of the Tom Perrotta novel, this TV series explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. In the third and final season, the Garvey and Murphy families
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The Case for Ann Dowd: Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon on Why the Lone ‘Leftovers’ Nominee Should Win

The Case for Ann Dowd: Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon on Why the Lone ‘Leftovers’ Nominee Should Win
If Ann Dowd could have explained why “The Leftovers” was important three years ago, everyone within earshot would have been watching. But she didn’t know then. She had to live it first.

“Depending on the day, if someone asks me about Patti, I can’t get through the conversation,” Dowd said, in an interview with IndieWire. “You didn’t play those parts. You lived them.”

For three seasons, Dowd portrayed the confounding antagonist-turned-hero Patti Levin. She earned the series’ first and only Emmy nomination in 2017 (her second of the year, along with “The Handmaid’s Tale”).

“I think if you were to internally poll all of us — Justin, Carrie, [director and producer] Mimi [Leder], [music supervisor] Liza Richardson, the editors, and all the actors — and say, ‘The Leftovers’ is only going to get one nomination — and we’re taking [Outstanding Drama] Series off the table’ — I think everyone would’ve written down ‘Dowd,'” co-creator Damon Lindelof said.
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