Lindsay Lohan Is Returning to TV, and This Could Be the Low-Key Comeback Vehicle She Needs

Lindsay Lohan Is Returning to TV, and This Could Be the Low-Key Comeback Vehicle She Needs
Lindsay Lohan is heading back to television, but she’s doing it across the pond.

The “Mean Girls” star has landed a role on “Sick Note,” a British comedy series that will air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service Now TV sometime this year. The show has already been renewed for a second season, which is when Lohan is slated to show up.

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Sick Note” stars Rupert Grint as Daniel Glass, whose life hasn’t been going so well lately. He’s struggling to care about his dead-end job with his demanding boss Kenny West (Don Johnson) and is also in failing relationship. It all comes to a head when he’s diagnosed with esophageal cancer, supposedly a fatal case. Upon learning the news, everyone begins to treat Daniel better,
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Rupert Grint in first trailer for Sick Note!

October 14, 2016, 6:48am– It’s only been three days since we had our very first look at Rupert Grint in Adolf the Artist (check it out here in case you missed it) and already we’re being spoiled with another piece of amazing news. We now have the very first look at Sick Note with a brand new promo trailer for the series. Thanks to TheRomione for uploading it to youtube so that everyone can enjoy it: The trailer offers a great look at the 6-part show which is scheduled to air in 2017 (no exact date yet). Here’s Sky Vision‘s official synopsis: Rupert Grint (Harry Potter movies), Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Golden Globe award-winning actor Don Johnson (Miami Vice) star in this brand new comedy for Sky Atlantic. Directed by BAFTA winner Matt Lipsey (Little Britain, Psychoville), this series is produced by King Bert, the
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Johnson, Grint, Frost Team For "Sick Note"

TV veteran Don Johnson, "Harry Potter" franchise regular Rupert Grint, and British funnyman Nick Frost are all set to team on the six-part comedy series "Sick Note" for Sky Atlantic.

Created and written by Nat Saunders ("Trollied") and James Serafinowicz ("The Mark Steel Lectures"), Grint plays a compulsive liar stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job under the thumb of his irrepressible boss (Johnson). When diagnosed with cancer, everyone starts to treat him better.

Then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by an incompetent oncologist (Frost), but decides to keep the new information to himself. That lie spirals out of control.

Jo Sargent will executive produce. Filming is now underway and an early 2017 airdate is planned.

Source: Deadline
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Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson Join Comedy ‘Sick Note’

“Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint, “Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost and “Miami Vice’s” Don Johnson will star in comedy “Sick Note,” which has been greenlit by European pay TV operator Sky. The show looks at how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control.

The series is produced by British production company King Bert, which was founded by producer Jo Sargent (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “Miranda”) and writer-performers David Walliams and Miranda Hart. It is created and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. The series, which is set to air on premium pay channel Sky Atlantic early next year, will be directed by Matt Lipsey, who won a BAFTA for “Little Britain.”

“Sick Note” is the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job, where he is under the
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David Walliams and Miranda Hart form new comedy production company

David Walliams and Miranda Hart have united to form a new comedy production company.

The comedians are working together with television producer and the BBC's former creative head of comedy Jo Sargent to launch King Bert Productions.

The company, with the support of BBC Worldwide, will focus on comedy-drama, audience sitcoms and comedy entertainment.

The second season of Big School, starring Walliams and Catherine Tate, and Boy in the Dress, an adaptation of Walliams's book, are currently in the works.

"I am thrilled to be working with two hugely talented people in Jo Sargent and Miranda Hart," said Walliams. "We want to develop our own personal projects, and use our expertise to find and nurture new talent."

Hart added: "I hope we become a company where new talent feel encouraged and supported to find their unique voice."

Sargent, who previously worked on French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous and Miranda, said:
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Miranda Hart, David Walliams and Jo Sargent launch production company

King Bert Productions, backed by BBC Worldwide, is adapting Walliams novel Boy in the Dress and producing Big School

Miranda Hart and David Walliams have teamed up to launch their own independent production company, backed by the BBCs commercial arm.

King Bert Productions, set up with comedy producer Jo Sargent whose credits include Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders is already adapting Walliams novel Boy in the Dress for BBC1 and producing the second series of his BBC1 comedy Big School.

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Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC One Preps ‘Gangsta Granny’; Pathé Boards ‘Suffragette’ With Carey Mulligan; More

BBC One’s ‘Gangsta Granny’ Rounds Out Cast Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart will star in Gangsta Granny, BBC One’s 60-minute adaptation of David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel. The comedy-drama tells the story of young Ben (Reece Buttery), who is bored while staying with his dull grandma (McKenzie). Then one day, Grandma tells Ben a story that she was once an international jewel thief, and together they go on a wild adventure. Directed by Matt Lipsey, Gangsta Granny will be produced by Jo Sargent and executive produced by Mark Freeland. It begins filming Sunday for broadcast at Christmastime Pathé Takes On ‘Suffragette’ Pathé has boarded Suffragette, the newly-titled Ruby Films drama that’s also backed by Film4 and the BFI. Carey Mulligan stars in the project that was known as The Fury when Deadline broke the news of her talks. At the time, it was with Focus,
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Gangsta Granny

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After the success of last Christmas' BAFTA-nominated Mr Stink, another adaptation of a David Walliams novel is coming to BBC One.

Gangsta Granny tells the story of schoolboy Ben, who is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house; all she wants to do is stay in and play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. What Ben doesn’t know about his grandma is that she was once an international jewel thief, and for her entire life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels. Now, she needs Ben’s help…

David Walliams says: “Gangsta Granny has proved to be the most popular of all my books. It is an adventure story about two unlikely thieves, Granny and her grandson, Ben. It should make for exciting family viewing at Christmas.”

Shane Allen, the Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning said: “The story delivers on David
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BAFTA Nominations Announced: Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013

Hot off the press, we’ve got all the details for the BAFTA Television Awards 2013, sponsored by Arqiva. We’ve got the full list below but first up, here’s that full press release in all its glory. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite in our previously reported Radio Times Audience Awards, all the details can be found via this link. In the meantime, exciting news here:

The nominations have been announced today for the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013, which will take place on Sunday 12 May at London’s Royal Festival Hall, hosted by Graham Norton.

The Girl and Last Tango in Halifax have four nominations apiece, and compete with each other in three performance categories. Leading Actor Toby Jones, Leading Actress Sienna Miller and Supporting Actress Imelda Staunton are all nominated for The Girl. They take on Leading Actor Derek Jacobi, Leading Actress Anne Reid and
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Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC’s ‘Big School’; Tom Stoppard’s ‘Dark Side’; Thai Man Jailed Over Documentary

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Catherine Tate Set For ‘Big School’ The Office’s Catherine Tate is set to star in a new BBC One sitcom created by David Walliams, who’ll also star. Big School is a six-part comedy set in a secondary school about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive white boards. Walliams will play a chemistry teacher who has taught at Greybridge School for years, Tate plays the school’s enthusiastic new recruit, who despite being a French teacher has never actually been to France. Also starring are Life On MarsPhilip Glenister, The History BoysFrances de la Tour, The Thick Of It’s Joanna Scanlan and Cemetery Junction’s Steve Speirs. Big School is a BBC Production in association with Bert Productions. Jo Sargent is producing and Mark Freeland is exec producer. Ka-Ching: Tom Stoppard Pens Radio Play Based On Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon
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Hugh Bonneville To Star In BBC One Family Comedy ‘Mr. Stink’

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The Earl of Grantham is doing one for the kids. Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville will play the title role in BBC One children’s novel adaptation Mr. Stink. The family comedy is based on the book by comic actor David Walliams, best known as half of the Little Britain duo. Walliams and Simon Nye are adapting. BBC In-house is producing. The story follows a lonely 12-year-old girl who befriends a local tramp, Mr. Stink. When she invites him to hide out in her yard, she must try to conceal him while coping with her complicated family. Harish Patel (David Schwimmer’s Run Fat Boy Run) and Walliams also star. Bonneville may be stiff-upper-lipped as Downton‘s Robert Crawley, but he’s no stranger to comedy. He recently starred in BBC Olympics mockumentary Twenty Twelve which also ran on BBC America and won the 2011 British Comedy Award for best sitcom.
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