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Zooey Deschanel Joins Apple TV’s ‘Physical’ Season 3

Zooey Deschanel Joins Apple TV’s ‘Physical’ Season 3
Apple TV+ has announced that Emmy and Grammy Award-nominee and Critics Choice Award winner Zooey Deschanel has joined the highly anticipated third season of “Physical,” its hit, half-hour dramedy starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne and hailing from creator, writer and executive producer Annie Weisman, and produced by Tomorrow Studios. · Deschanel will play ‘Kelly,’ a network sitcom star who decides to enter the burgeoning Fitness Industry. · Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, “Physical” is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.
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‘Physical’ Season 3: Zooey Deschanel Cast in Apple TV+ Dark Comedy

‘Physical’ Season 3: Zooey Deschanel Cast in Apple TV+ Dark Comedy
Zooey Deschanel has been cast in Physical Season 3 at Apple TV+, joining Rose Byrne in the dark comedy series. The New Girl alum will play Kelly, a network sitcom star who decides to enter the burgeoning Fitness Industry in the new season. A Physical Season 3’s release date has yet to be announced. Physical is set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego. The half-hour dark comedy follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics. Season 2 featured new addition Murray Bartlett alongside Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel,
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Zooey Deschanel Joins ‘Physical’ Season 3 at Apple

Zooey Deschanel Joins ‘Physical’ Season 3 at Apple
Zooey Deschanel will be joining the cast of “Physical” for Season 3, Variety has learned.

She joins a cast that includes Rose Byrne, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks, Ashley Liao and Geoffrey Arend. Deschanel will play Kelly, described as “a former sitcom star who jumps into the burgeoning fitness industry.”

According to the show’s synopsis, the half-hour dark comedy “is set in the beachy paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego and follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. Sheila comes to find her own reprieve from her daily woes in the world of aerobics, but it comes with its own host of troubles as well.”

Apple ordered a third season of the dramedy in August. Season 2 of the series followed Sheila who, after launching her first fitness video, has uncovered a new
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Zooey Deschanel Joins Rose Byrne In Season 3 Of Apple’s ‘Physical’

Zooey Deschanel Joins Rose Byrne In Season 3 Of Apple’s ‘Physical’
Zooey Deschanel has joined the Season 3 cast of Physical, Apple TV+’s hit, half-hour dramedy starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne.

Deschanel will play Kelly, a network sitcom star who decides to enter the burgeoning fitness industry.

Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

Season two found Byrne having successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles on her path. She is torn between loyalty to her husband
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Physical Season 3: Everything We Know About The Return Of Rose Byrne's Streaming Series

Physical Season 3: Everything We Know About The Return Of Rose Byrne's Streaming Series
Less than a week after the finale of "Physical" season 2, Apple TV+ has renewed the hit series for a third season. Set in 1980s San Diego, "Physical" is a half-hour dramedy starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne and created by writer and executive producer Annie Weisman. The series sees Byrne as Sheila Rubin, the dissatisfied housewife of an ambitious politician, battling horrific personal demons who finds solace in aerobics, and throws herself into building a fitness empire.

"I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue telling Sheila's story in creative collaboration with Rose Byrne and the rest of our incredible cast, writers and crew," Weisman said in the official announcement. "Rose's breathtaking, hilarious, and brave performance is the north star on our show's journey of personal empowerment and transformation in '80s Southern California in all its synth-pop, sun-baked, spandex-clad glory."

Weisman continued by saying, "The feedback we've received
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Apple TV+ Renews ‘Physical’ For Season 3

Apple TV+ Renews ‘Physical’ For Season 3
Rose Byrne in “Physical,” now streaming on Apple TV+. On the heels of the finale of its broadly celebrated second season, Apple TV+ announced a season three renewal for “Physical,” its hit, half-hour dramedy starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne and hailing from creator, writer and executive producer Annie Weisman. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue telling Sheila’s story in creative collaboration with Rose Byrne and the rest of our incredible cast, writers and crew. Rose’s breathtaking, hilarious and brave performance is the north star on our show’s journey of personal empowerment and transformation in 80’s Southern California in all its synth-pop, sun-baked, spandex-clad glory,” said Annie Weisman, creator and showrunner. “The feedback we’ve received from audiences who continue to discover and feel seen by “Physical” is the most deeply gratifying experience of my career and I’m so grateful to our team
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‘Physical’ Renewed for Season 3 at Apple

‘Physical’ Renewed for Season 3 at Apple
Apple has ordered Season 3 of the dramedy “Physical,” Variety has learned.

Season 2 of the series follows Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) who, after launching her first fitness video, has uncovered a new set obstacles in her way to building her fitness empire. She is torn between loyalty to her husband (Rory Scovel) and the values he represents, and a dangerous attraction to someone else. With new competition threatening her status, Rubin finds herself having to outrun some fierce new competitors.

Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks, Ashley Liao and Geoffrey Arend are also featured among the cast.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue telling Sheila’s story in creative collaboration with Rose Byrne and the rest of our incredible cast, writers and crew. Rose’s breathtaking, hilarious and brave performance is the north star on our show’s journey of personal empowerment and transformation in 80’s
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‘Physical’ Renewed For Season 3 At Apple TV+

‘Physical’ Renewed For Season 3 At Apple TV+
Dark comedy Physical will be back for another go-round. Apple TV+ announced today it has renewed the half-hour dramedy, starring and exec produced by Rose Byrne, for a third season.

From creator, writer and exec producer Annie Weisman, Physical revolves around Sheila (Bryne), a woman in the early 1980s who is struggling with bulimia but begins to ascend from housewife to aerobics video star in the face of her husband’s run for a local political office in San Diego. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today but was entirely radical at the time — the female lifestyle guru.

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Season 2 found Sheila having successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles on her path.
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14 Movies We’re Excited to See at This Year’s Tribeca Festival

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14 Movies We’re Excited to See at This Year’s Tribeca Festival
Tribeca is back and looking almost like it did before Covid hit the scene and upended film festivals around the world.

The 2022 edition will have indoor screenings, something that last year’s all-outdoor version eschewed. It will also offer up a steady stream of splashy premieres, performances, concerts and talks featuring A-listers such as Jennifer Lopez, as well as new offerings from the likes of Jon Hamm, Jessica Chastain, Ray Romano, Bryan Cranston and more. That’s the kind of sizzle that New York City could use as it tries to regain its stride after coronavirus knocked it for a loop.

But some pandemic-era innovations remain. Film lovers who still prefer to avoid crowds during Covid can access many of the movies and events digitally with the Tribeca At Home platform, a sign that going forward festivals are going to continue embracing a hybrid model.

As Tribeca kicks off its 12-day run on Wednesday,
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‘Physical’: Rose Byrne & Murray Bartlett on Season 2’s New Rivalry (Video)

‘Physical’: Rose Byrne & Murray Bartlett on Season 2’s New Rivalry (Video)
There are big changes coming in Season 2 of Physical, the dark comedy set in the sunny fitness scene of 1980s Southern California. Aerobics teacher Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) is transforming from frustrated housewife to independent businesswoman after successfully launching her first workout video. “It has really opened up the show. It’s not just about Sheila’s inner demons. It’s about the external battle she has around her,” Byrne says. The first season focused heavily on Sheila’s eating disorder and poor self-image, the result of childhood trauma. Now, she’s working with her onetime nemesis, Greta (Dierdre Friel) to build an empire. A new rival: health/weight loss guru Vinnie Green. “There’s a competitive edge in the way they come together, but they quickly realize they’re twin spirits in a way in terms of what they are presenting to the outside world and what they have going on inside,
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‘Physical’ Season 2 Works Out Better Than S1 — Thank You, Rose Byrne

‘Physical’ Season 2 Works Out Better Than S1 — Thank You, Rose Byrne
Last year, Apple TV+ debuted the first season of the Rose Byrne-starring drama, “Physical,” about San Diego mother Sheila Rubin (Byrne) and her desire to build an aerobics empire in the 1980s. The series had many of ’80s-set show staples, including a colorful wardrobe. Alongside that, it was a personal story for series creator Annie Weisman, who felt that San Diego and the ’80s were often portrayed as idyllic places which she wanted to subvert. The first season received mixed reviews from critics, with several pointing out that Sheila’s voice-over narration, coupled with her character’s eating disorder, were anxiety-inducing and indulging in disordered eating stereotypes.

Season 2 feels like a course correction with a desire to embrace the “autonomy” Weisman found interesting about women and aerobics in the 1980s. Sheila is working to tailor herself into a lifestyle brand, but everyone else in her orbit is working on themselves,
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Rose Byrne: “Physical”

Rose Byrne:  “Physical”
The ‘dark comedy’ TV series "Physical", starring Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao, streams Season Two June 3, 2022 on Apple TV+:

"...'Sheila Rubin' (Byrne) is a quietly tormented housewife in 1980's San Diego, who, behind closed doors, battles extreme personal demons and a demanding inner voice.

"But things start to change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey towards success..."

Click the images to enlarge...
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Rose Byrne steps up in trailer for season 2 of ‘Physical’

Rose Byrne steps up in trailer for season 2 of ‘Physical’
Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated second season of its dark comedy ‘Physical,’ starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne.

The 10-episode second season follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne) after she has successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles in her path. She is torn between loyalty to her husband (Scovel) and the values he represents and a dangerous attraction to someone else. And since she’s no longer the only game in town, she finds herself having to outrun some fierce new competitors on the road to building a full-fledged fitness empire.

In addition to Byrne, the second season ensemble cast is led by returning stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci and Paul Sparks. Bartlett joins the sophomore season as ‘Vinnie Green,’ a charismatic fitness instructor, weight-loss guru and pioneer of the late-night infomercial.

Also
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Amazon Prime Video Renews ‘Upload’ for Season 3 (TV News Roundup)

Amazon Prime Video Renews ‘Upload’ for Season 3 (TV News Roundup)
Sci-fi comedy series “Upload” will return for Season 3, Amazon Studios announced Wednesday. From writer Greg Daniels (“The Office”), Season 2 of the series has remained in Amazon Prime Video’s Top 10 series list since it premiered on March 11.

Set in a future where humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a cyber afterlife, “Upload” returned for Season 2 with its main character, Nathan, at a crossroads: his ex-girlfriend Ingrid has arrived in the afterworld of Lakeview, while Nathan yearns for his “customer service angel” Nora.

“’Upload’ has become a bonafide hit that continues to be one of the most watched comedy originals on Prime Video,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios. “The series continues to connect and provoke endless possibilities for the future of technology and humanity. With Greg’s distinct comedic take along with the dynamic creative team and talented actors, they’ve made a globally relevant
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Physical Season 2 Trailer Introduces Murray Bartlett

Physical Season 2 Trailer Introduces Murray Bartlett
Physical will be back on the air before we know it.

The hit Apple TV+ comedy will return Friday June 3, with one episode, followed by a new episode weekly, every Friday.

The streamer on Wednesday unveiled a full-length Season 2 trailer for the series, starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne.

From creator, writer and executive producer Annie Weisman, the 10-episode second season adds Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus).

In addition to Byrne, the second season ensemble cast is led by returning stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Paul Sparks.

Bartlett joins the sophomore season as ‘Vinnie Green,' a charismatic fitness instructor, weight-loss guru and pioneer of the late-night infomercial.

In the second season, our hero Sheila Rubin (Byrne) has successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles in her path.

She is torn between loyalty to her husband
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Physical Season 2 Trailer: Rose Byrne, Murray Bartlett Make a Dynamic Duo

Physical Season 2 Trailer: Rose Byrne, Murray Bartlett Make a Dynamic Duo
Rose Byrne and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) appear poised to join forces when Physical returns with its second season on Friday, June 3.

The Apple TV+ comedy’s 10-episode sophomore season finds Byrne’s Sheila Rubin — having successfully launched her first fitness video — potentially teaming up with Bartlett’s newly-introduced Vincent “Vinnie” Green, a charismatic fitness instructor, weight-loss guru and “pioneer of the late-night infomercial.”

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‘Physical’ Season 2 Trailer: Success Brings New Hurdles for Fitness Guru Sheila (Video)

‘Physical’ Season 2 Trailer: Success Brings New Hurdles for Fitness Guru Sheila (Video)
Apple TV+ has released the trailer for the much-anticipated second season of the Rose Byrne-starring dark comedy Physical. Created by Annie Weisman (Almost Family), the 10-episode second season is set to premiere globally on Friday, June 3, with the first episode followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday. Set in the 1980s, the series follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne) through her journey of self-discovery via aerobics. As seen in the teaser (watch below), Season 2 catches up with Sheila after launching her first successful fitness video. But this newfound success brings more hurdles, including fierce new rivals, distracting love interests, devastating secrets, and tested loyalties. “Change is coming, growth, but so is loss, pain, regret,” warns fitness guru Vinnie Green, played by Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), who joins the series for the second season.  In addition to Byrne and Bartlett, the second season stars returning cast members Rory Scovel (Babylon
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John Mulaney, Billy Eichner, Bill Burr to Perform at ‘Netflix Is a Joke’ Festival (TV News Roundup)

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John Mulaney, Billy Eichner, Bill Burr to Perform at ‘Netflix Is a Joke’ Festival (TV News Roundup)
John Mulaney, Billy Eichner, Bill Burr and other comedians have been added to the growing roster of performers headlining events at the inaugural “Netflix is a Joke: The Festival,” the streamer announced on Tuesday.

The festival will host over 250 live shows in over 30 Los Angeles venues over the course of 11 days, featuring A-list names in stand-up and comedy. Previously announced performers and events include David Letterman, Gabriel Iglesias, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Tim Robinson and Aziz Ansari.

Highlights from the newly announced shows include stand up sets from Mulaney, Sebastian Maniscalco, Franco Escamilla, Neal Brennan and Jacqueline Novak. In addition, Eichner will host a celebration of LGBTQ+ comedians with special guest such as Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho, while Snoop Dogg will host an event for Black comics such as Katt Williams and Mike Epps. Burr will host an event featuring surprise guest comedians at the Hollywood Palladium, and there
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Rose Byrne Gets “Physical”

Rose Byrne Gets “Physical”
The dramatic TV series "Physical", directed by Craig Gillespie, Liza Johnson and Stephanie Laing, starring Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao, will stream a new Season Two in 2022 on Apple TV+: 

"...'Sheila Rubin' (Byrne) is a quietly tormented housewife in 1980's San Diego, who, behind closed doors, battles extreme personal demons and a demanding inner voice. 

"But things start to change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey towards success..."  

Click the images to enlarge...
See full article at SneakPeek »

Rose Byrne Gets Physical in Season 2 With Murray Bartlett — See First Photos, Get Apple TV+ Premiere Date

Rose Byrne Gets Physical in Season 2 With Murray Bartlett — See First Photos, Get Apple TV+ Premiere Date
Start your stretching now, because Apple TV+ has set a Season 2 premiere date for Physical, its dark, 1980s-set comedy created by showrunner Annie Weisman and starring/executive-produced by Rose Byrne.

Physical‘s 10-episode second season will premiere Friday, June 3 with the first episode, followed by a new release every Friday. (The series’ freshman run spanned the same summertime time frame in 2021; TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “A-.”)

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