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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Cancelled After 2 Seasons

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Cancelled After 2 Seasons
Elijah Wood’s BBC America comedy is going, ahem, gentle into that good night.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, which starred Wood (Wilfred) as the titular crime solver’s trusty-ish sidekick, will not return for a third season, our sister site Deadline reports.

The series also starred Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (Awkward), Jade Eshete (Shades of Blue), Fiona Dourif (When We Rise), Mpho Koaho (Falling Skies), Michael Eklund (Wynonna Earp), Dustin Milligan (90210) and Osric Chau (Supernatural).

Are you bummed about Dirk Gently‘s cancellation? Drop your thoughts in a comment below.
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Daytime Divas Cancelled at VH1

Daytime Divas Cancelled at VH1
Time has run out for the ladies of The Lunch Hour, with VH1 canceling Daytime Divas after just one season.

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

The dramedy starred Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) as Maxine Robinson, the host and creator of a View-esque talk show, though her scandalous personal life — which included a sordid love affair, a murder cover-up, etc. — frequently overshadowed her on-air persona.

Maxine was joined at The Lunch Hour table by a parade of diverse co-hosts: war correspondent Nina Sandoval (played by Happyland‘s Camille Guaty), former child star Kibby Ainsley (Pretty Little Liars
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Daytime Divas Series Premiere Recap: Will You Return for a Second View-ing?

Daytime Divas Series Premiere Recap: Will You Return for a Second View-ing?
“What a s–t show!” Vanessa Williams’ character declares as the series premiere of VH1’s Daytime Divas reaches its dramatic conclusion. “And the most fun of I’ve had in years.”

PhotosMay Sweeps In Memoriam: 40+ Deaths From Supernatural, Scandal, Arrow and More — Which Loss Hit You Hardest?

Williams’ character may be referring to The Lunch Hour — a fictional daytime talk show not unlike, say, The View — but her words are just as relevant to Daytime Divas, itself. Monday’s series premiere, an hourlong parade of brawls, backstabs and bitchy one-liners, is a solid sampling of what the grade-a guilty pleasure has to offer.
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VH1's Daytime Divas: Watch the First 8 Minutes of the Series Premiere Now

VH1's Daytime Divas: Watch the First 8 Minutes of the Series Premiere Now
Don’t let their smiles fool you — the Daytime Divas are out for blood. (And I wish I was speaking metaphorically.)

RelatedVH1’s Daytime Divas: Star Jones to Guest, Along With Current View Hosts

VH1’s new scripted drama stars Vanessa Williams as veteran media personality Maxine Robinson, whose daytime talk show The Lunch Hour — in which she and four unlike-minded co-hosts discuss life, love and current events — is hitting its tenth year, with backstage tensions at an all-time high. (Sound familiar?)

PhotosMay Sweeps In Memoriam: 40+ Deaths From Supernatural, Scandal, Arrow and More — Which Loss Hit You Hardest?

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Writer Michael Jamin Remembers Marsh McCall: “He Changed Many Lives For The Better”

Tributes have been pouring in over the past 24 hours for veteran comedy TV writer-producer Marsh McCall, who died suddenly Monday morning at the age of 52. Here is how McCall is being remembered by fellow comedy writer and long-time friend Michael Jamin (Maron, Wilfred, Rules Of Engagement). Jamin recounts how the two first met as writers on the NBC’s comedy series Just Shoot Me!, and a career-making advise by McCall that helped him and many other young writers. I met…
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'Downward Dog': TV Review

I like to imagine that FX's Wilfred caused great tumult among the dog lobby. I'm referring to the advocacy lobby of dogs, not just the lobby on behalf of dogs and certainly not to the lobby at the Hotel for Dogs, which is quite the pickup scene.

There's no way that dogs liked the way they were presented on Wilfred, all destructive id and baser instincts. Plus, the main character was totally being played in dog-face, which I hear is pretty offensive if you know its history. I suspect it also caused great consternation that Elijah Wood's character was able...
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Fox Cancels Son Of Zorn After One Season

The unique live action/animation comedy Son of Zorn is no more. Fox announced the cancellation today after only one season.

The show was about a cartoon barbarian warrior (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), that was trying to assimilate into real-life Orange County where his son and ex-wife lived. It was created by Wilfred‘s Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne, and executive-produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie).

Entertainment Weekly reports that Fox was not happy with how Zorn was performing in the ratings.

This is kind of a bummer, as I thought the show was pretty funny and very unique. It definitely had room for improvement and we could have easily seen that had Fox renewed.
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“I almost died”: Anya Beyersdorf on helming Sff film 'How the Light Gets In'

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of four short films directed by the recipients of the 2016 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship.

The filmmakers will screen their shorts at Dendy Opera Quays on June 13 during this year.s Sydney Film Festival..

One of the four, Anya Beyersdorf, teamed up with producer Nicole Coventry for her short How the Light Gets In, the story of a single mother who wakes up in the middle of the night to find that she.s glowing.

Beyersdorf, who worked with Coventry on her previous short, Vampir, starring director Tony Rogers (Wilfred, Bruce), describes the Sydney shoot for her latest as .very difficult..

.I actually almost died,. Beyersdorf says. .On day two I woke up in the morning and I was so sick I couldn.t even stand up. I literally couldn.t even stand up in the shower. [Dp] Warwick Field had to
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Running Wild – Review

Review by Stephen Tronicek

Running Wild plays like if Michael Bay directed Flicka and as the old saying goes two wrongs do not make a right. Now, if you enjoy Michael Bay (Pain and Gain and The Rock are awesome) and you enjoy Flicka, well then this might just be the movie for you. If those movies aren’t your cup of tea, though, you might want to steer clear.

The bringing up of those two recognizable names (Flicka maybe less than Michael Bay) comes with a good purpose in that the film emulates the style of one and the familiar plot elements of the other. Running Wild is about a woman (Dorian Brown, who was excellent on Wilfred) trying to keep her ranch afloat after the death of her husband. She finds a number of wild horses and brings them in with a government program that helps inmates by
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VH1's Daytime Divas: Star Jones to Guest, Along With Current View Hosts

VH1's Daytime Divas: Star Jones to Guest, Along With Current View Hosts
VH1’s fictional panel of daytime hosts is getting a taste of the real deal.

Several cast members from The ViewJoy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Sara Haines — will appear in an episode of Daytime Divas, VH1’s upcoming drama about the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at a talk show called The Lunch Hour, TVLine has learned exclusively. All four women will play themselves.

RelatedExclusive: Kristen Johnston, Patti Labelle Among Latest Additions to VH1’s Daytime Divas

Also playing herself in an episode of Daytime Divas is (former View co-host) Star Jones, whose book Satan’s Sisters… a Novel of
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Running Wild starring Sharon Stone and Tommy Flanagan In Theaters February 10th

Sp Releasing and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Running Wild in select theaters and On Demand February 10, 2017.

Running Wild tells the story of a young widow trying to save her ranch following her husband’s fatal car crash. She creates a convict rehabilitation program, working with a herd of wild horses that have wandered onto her property. She did not anticipate the greed, bureaucracy and vanity that she must overcome to heal the convicts, the horses and ultimately herself.

Check out the trailer:

Running Wild stars Sharon Stone (Casino, Basic Instinct), Tommy Flanagan (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” Gladiator), Jason Lewis (NBC’s “Midnight, Texas,” HBO’s “Sex and the City”), Dorian Brown Pham (FX’s “Wilfred,” Home Run), and Tom Williamson (Freeform’s “The Fosters,” All Cheerleaders Die). The film is directed by Alex Ranarivelo (American Wrestler: The Wizard) and written by multi-hyphenate Christina Moore (Pray for Rain,
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‘Bruce’ promises to set “new benchmark” for web content

Bruce.

The team behind How to Talk Australians will launch their new black comedy, Bruce, exclusively online tomorrow..

The seven ep web-series is set in .an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in Sydney Cove, 1788..

It follows Bruce Williamson (Offspring.s Richard Davies), whose plan of following his soulmate to Australia by getting arrested spectacularly backfires. Dave Lawson (Utopia, The Heckler) and Angus Sampson (The Mule, Fargo) also star..

Bruce was co-created and directed by Tony Rogers (Wilfred, How to Talk Australians), and produced by Jason Byrne (Sucker, How to Talk to Australians). Mat Blackwell (Good News Week, The Glass House) and Warwick Holt (The Project, Good News Week) wrote the script.

.Bruce has been a real labour of love,. said Byrne. .It.s so great to see the work come together on the online screen. It was a real pleasure working with Tony, Warwick and Mat.
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‘Bruce’ promises to set “new benchmark” for web content with launch

Bruce.

The team behind How to Talk Australians will launch their new black comedy, Bruce, exclusively online tomorrow..

The seven ep web-series is set in .an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in Sydney Cove, 1788..

It follows Bruce Williamson (Offspring.s Richard Davies), whose plan of following his soulmate to Australia by getting arrested spectacularly backfires. Dave Lawson (Utopia, The Heckler) and Angus Sampson (The Mule, Fargo) also star..

Bruce was co-created and directed by Tony Rogers (Wilfred, How to Talk Australians), and produced by Jason Byrne (Sucker, How to Talk to Australians). Mat Blackwell (Good News Week, The Glass House) and Warwick Holt (The Project, Good News Week) wrote the script.

.Bruce has been a real labour of love,. said Byrne. .It.s so great to see the work come together on the online screen. It was a real pleasure working with Tony, Warwick and Mat.
See full article at IF.com.au »

Gotham Enlists Dexter's James Remar to Play Jim Gordon's Secretive Uncle

Gotham Enlists Dexter's James Remar to Play Jim Gordon's Secretive Uncle
Gotham is adding a new branch to the Gordon family tree, casting Dexter vet James Remar in the original role of Frank Gordon, TVLine has learned.

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Per the official character description, Frank — who’s the uncle of Benjamin McKenzie’s fatherless Jim — “is a master at playing both sides and a man who knows how to keep a secret. Frank abandoned the family after Jim’s father’s fatal car crash and now, 25 years later, he’s returned to reconnect with his estranged nephew. But Frank harbors a dark secret,
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Thomas Jane & Molly Parker to Play Key Roles in Netflix’s Movie Adaptation of Stephen King’s 1922

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Thomas Jane is no stranger to bringing Stephen King's written works to life onscreen. Having already appeared as David Drayton in The Mist and Henry in Dreamcatcher, Jane will next play Wilfred James, a husband with a dark secret in Netflix's movie adaptation of King's novella 1922.

According to THR, Jane will be joined by Molly Parker as Wilfred's wife, Arlette, in 1922, which is filming in Vancouver with Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours) behind the camera, directing from a script he wrote based on King's haunting tale of family murder and vengeance from beyond the grave. 1922 was published as one of four novellas in King's 2010 story collection, Full Dark, No Stars.

THR reveals that the cast also includes Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian D’Arcy James, and Neal McDonough, with Ross M. Dinerstein on board as a producer.

Packed with rats, guilt, and a creeping sense of unshakable dread,
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‘Dirk Gently’ Season 1 Review: Come for Douglas Adams But Stay for the Weird Assassin Lady

‘Dirk Gently’ Season 1 Review: Come for Douglas Adams But Stay for the Weird Assassin Lady
To adapt any Douglas Adams property, one must be confident, ambitious, foolhardy and willing to fail big time. Creator Max Landis is all of those things, and for all of its faults, at least his take on “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” is wholly its own spastic, frantic and technicolor beast.

Adams’ books are not necessarily sacred texts (some may disagree), but his absolute mastery of the absurd balanced with his satirical take on human nature and an overarching cosmic view is difficult to approximate, much less imitate. Even his most adapted series “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” has had its share of tepid if not cringe-worthy transitions to the screen.

Read More: A Guide to How Everything Is Connected in ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

With the lesser known “Dirk Gently,” more license is given because its story and the author’s observational tone are less accessible.
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Max Landis on ‘Dirk Gently,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and Elijah Wood’s Straight-Man Qualities

Max Landis on ‘Dirk Gently,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and Elijah Wood’s Straight-Man Qualities
Max Landis read his first Douglas Adams book when he was a preteen at summer camp. A survey of the camp library revealed few books physically intact. Among them was Adams’ “The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul,” the second of the British sci-fi humor writer’s two “Dirk Gently” novels, about a so-called “holistic detective” who uses “the fundamental interconnectedness of things” to solve cases.

“That was my first exposure to Douglas Adams,” Landis says. “I’ve read everything he’s written.”

Though not as well known in the U.S. as Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, the “Dirk Gently” books have had a strong pull on television writers. A young Chuck Lorre pitched a version to Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey in the early ‘90s before being steered instead toward “Grace Under Fire.” A U.K. adaptation of the first book lasted only one season on BBC Four.

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ICM TV head Pippa Lambert joins Wme

Former head of ICM Partners London TV team to take on senior television agent role.

Pippa Lambert has joined global entertainment agency, Wme, where she will be a senior television agent focused on global television sales and packaging. She will report to Wme | Img partner Chris Rice, and will be relocating from London to Los Angeles in early 2017.

Lambert previously ran ICM Partners’ London TV department.

She has been part of several drama and comedy adaptations in the Us including the stateside remake of Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood, which ran on FX for four seasons, and Secrets And Lies, starring Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe, which is currently in its second season on ABC.

Before joining ICM Partners, Lambert worked in international distribution across sales, marketing and acquisitions of TV and film properties at All3Media International, Revolver Entertainment and Tvf International.
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Anne Hathaway to Lead ‘Live Fast Die Hot’, Elizabeth Olsen Joins ‘Kodachrome,’ and More

Soon to be seen in Nacho Vigalondo‘s highly-anticipated Colossal at Tiff, and next year in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight alongside a massive cast, Anne Hathaway has another project in her sights. She’s signed on to star in and produce an adaptation of Jenny Mollen‘s novel Live Fast Die Hot according to Variety, which is not a cross-over spin-off on the Die Hard and Fast & Furious series.

In fact, it is a collection of personal essays from the author that delve into adulthood, responsibility, and proving that you can travel alone without ending up in a Taken-esque scenario. Mollen herself has a particular set of skills as a writer and actress who lives in New York, who has appeared in films such as Crazy, Stupid, Love and TV episodes on Wilfred and Girls. The adaptation is in association with Warner Bros and one can check back for more details.
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Tichina Arnold, McKinley Freeman Join Vanessa Williams in Series Based on Star Jones’ ‘Satan’s Sisters’

Tichina Arnold (“Survivor’s Remorse”) , Chloe Bridges (“The Carrie Diaries”), Camille Guaty (“Scorpion”), Fiona Gubelmann (“Wilfred”), and McKinley Freeman (“Hit The Floor”) have all joined Vanessa Williams (playing the lead role) in VH1’s upcoming hour-long scripted drama series inspired by Star… Continue Reading →
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