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jerseydevil
June 18th, 2011, 09:51 PM
Elijah Wood and Jason Gann on 'Wilfred' | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/interviews/169577-elijah-wood-and-jason-gann-on-wilfred)


In 2007, Jason Gann expanded his short film into an Australian TV series called "Wilfred," which followed Gann's title character as he wrecked havoc in the life of Adam, a hapless suitor for his owner, Sarah. To clarify, Wilfred is a dog, who appeared as a man in a cheap dog suit to Adam. But to everyone else, Wilfred was just an ordinary dog. The original series lasted for 16 episodes before FX picked up the rights for an American remake.

Beginning on Thursday, June 23, Gann will reprise his role on the new "Wilfred" series, with "Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood stepping in as Ryan, the potential boyfriend of Wilfred's beautiful owner Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann). Earlier today, Gann and Wood spoke to the press about the show and answered our questions about the genesis of the project and what we can expect from the upcoming season.

Personally, like all Fx shows, I think this will be groundbreaking tv. Sadly, that means one season and done. Do me a favor...watch this show.

jerseydevil
July 13th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Rescue Me TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

Creeping Death
July 13th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Ive been watching Wilfred. Great show. I give it 4 paws up.

Shackleford
July 13th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Wilfred rocks!

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Hurm...Rescue Me. It's beginning to be a real grind to sit thru 'The Ridiculous Adventures of the Family Gavin'. This show lost the balance and has focused on Tommy and family for too long. Hopefully the season picks up and ends on a high note but last night's premiere was just too much more of the same.:yield:

roenick
July 14th, 2011, 09:13 AM
Was anyone else a bit disappointed in Rescue Me last night? I have decided to watch again to see the series end even though I only did cursory viewing of the last two seasons (meaning I know basically all that has happened). Last night was exactly why I stopped watching. It is the same old Tommy and the same old stuff. His life is so foreign to a life I am used to that it makes it very difficult to watch how out of control it is. Maybe I am just being too harsh and will have to struggle my way through this season. I am a huge Leary fan and did find the series ground breaking.

roenick
July 14th, 2011, 09:31 AM
Hurm...Rescue Me. It's beginning to be a real grind to sit thru 'The Ridiculous Adventures of the Family Gavin'. This show lost the balance and has focused on Tommy and family for too long. Hopefully the season picks up and ends on a high note but last night's premiere was just too much more of the same.:yield:

Thank gosh someone else feels the way I do! This is the whole reason I pulled away from the show after seasons 3/4 - I just couldn't take it anymore. The characters and actors they have are first rate. I just wish they could work on the scripts and story lines as well as they have gotten the right actors.

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 09:38 AM
Thank gosh someone else feels the way I do! This is the whole reason I pulled away from the show after seasons 3/4 - I just couldn't take it anymore. The characters and actors they have are first rate. I just wish they could work on the scripts and story lines as well as they have gotten the right actors.

They used to spend as much time with the supporting characters and in the firehouse. It blunted what really is a very cliche'd family story. Lou, (white) Shaun, Mike and even Franco are relegated to about 5 minutes an episode these days and that's just not enough. I HATE Janet. I ain't too fond of his daughters either. The bar stroyline really threw an anchor right in the middle of this whole show. The last truly great moment was when Tommy went with his dad to the ball game and the old man died right next to him. Since then it has been an endless loop of Tommy/Sheila/Janet and it's just so one note. Not enough Lou.

roenick
July 14th, 2011, 09:46 AM
I liked that ballgame scene as well.

I have to say last night's best scene is when Tommy has taken the shot (alledgedly) and he sees Johnny, his dad and Jimmy and they have that conversation about getting a good buzz going. That was the most effective moment of the night. Then shotgunning the bar was pretty funny but typically Tommy.

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 09:56 AM
I liked that ballgame scene as well.

I have to say last night's best scene is when Tommy has taken the shot (alledgedly) and he sees Johnny, his dad and Jimmy and they have that conversation about getting a good buzz going. That was the most effective moment of the night. Then shotgunning the bar was pretty funny but typically Tommy.

It's just allllllll the same. We get it...we get it...alcohol, family, yadayadayada. This show used to be just as funny as it was melodramatic. It's MASH all over again.

jerseydevil
July 18th, 2011, 12:38 PM
FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY Gets 13 Episode Order (http://collider.com/american-horror-story-fx/103176/)

eddieshack23
July 18th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Thank gosh someone else feels the way I do! This is the whole reason I pulled away from the show after seasons 3/4 - I just couldn't take it anymore. The characters and actors they have are first rate. I just wish they could work on the scripts and story lines as well as they have gotten the right actors.


They used to spend as much time with the supporting characters and in the firehouse. It blunted what really is a very cliche'd family story. Lou, (white) Shaun, Mike and even Franco are relegated to about 5 minutes an episode these days and that's just not enough. I HATE Janet. I ain't too fond of his daughters either. The bar stroyline really threw an anchor right in the middle of this whole show. The last truly great moment was when Tommy went with his dad to the ball game and the old man died right next to him. Since then it has been an endless loop of Tommy/Sheila/Janet and it's just so one note. Not enough Lou.


Was anyone else a bit disappointed in Rescue Me last night? I have decided to watch again to see the series end even though I only did cursory viewing of the last two seasons (meaning I know basically all that has happened). Last night was exactly why I stopped watching. It is the same old Tommy and the same old stuff. His life is so foreign to a life I am used to that it makes it very difficult to watch how out of control it is. Maybe I am just being too harsh and will have to struggle my way through this season. I am a huge Leary fan and did find the series ground breaking.


It's just allllllll the same. We get it...we get it...alcohol, family, yadayadayada. This show used to be just as funny as it was melodramatic. It's MASH all over again.

I'm with both of you.

The episodes that focused on Lou and/or Franco were very compelling. Those are great characters.

I'm in until the end, no matter how disappointed I was in that last episode.

jerseydevil
July 20th, 2011, 04:05 PM
FX Announces Fall Schedule for SONS OF ANARCHY, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, ARCHER, THE LEAGUE, and AMERICAN HORROR (http://collider.com/fx-2011-fall-schedule-sons-of-anarchy-archer/103572/)

jerseydevil
July 30th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Comic Con: ARCHER Interviews with H. Jon Benjamin, Amber Nash, Aisha Tyler and Chris Parnell (http://collider.com/comic-con-archeramber-nash-aisha-tyler-chris-parnell-interview/106753/)


Like FX?s other raucous, ribald comedy Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, FX?s Archer, consistently pushes the envelope, straddling the line between offensive and hilarious. You could do much worse things for your funny bone than check out the show when it returns to FX

adgy-san
August 1st, 2011, 03:26 PM
‪It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 Promo‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwkNdA18TJA&feature=player_embedded)

Also:

‪SDCC: Kaitlin Olson on Season 7 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFaiD5oSgZo&feature=player_embedded)

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 10:03 AM
Ok, it took 3 episodes...but Rescue Me got it right last week. An episode almost entirely focused on the firehouse and all the guys...you remember them don't you? Anyway, it was funny and smart...and even kinda touching. Like the show used to be. Hopefully from here on out the rest of the final season follows this format and I can actually feel bad that the show is ending...fingers crossed.:19smile: And Adam Ferrara is horribly underused.

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 01:08 PM
Instant reaction to 'American Horror Story,' from the creators of 'Glee': Eeeeek! | Ken Tucker's TV | EW.com (http://watching-tv.ew.com/2011/08/03/american-horror-story-glee-ryan-murphy-fx/)

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 10:03 PM
Trippy First Teaser and Stills: American Horror Story | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/46164/trippy-first-teaser-and-stills-american-horror-story)

BoobyTrap
August 4th, 2011, 06:01 PM
‪It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 Promo‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwkNdA18TJA&feature=player_embedded)

Also:

‪SDCC: Kaitlin Olson on Season 7 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFaiD5oSgZo&feature=player_embedded)

Geezus, they need to hurry the **** up already. So I can stop being tortured by that stupid Louie show. (I don't care JD, his other show with the surprise penis was 10,000x better).

jerseydevil
August 6th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Denis Leary Talks THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and Final Season of RESCUE ME, Confirms He’s in SPIDER-MAN Sequels (http://collider.com/denis-leary-spider-man-rescue-me-interview/107893/)

jerseydevil
August 6th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Updates on WILFRED, LOUIE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY, POWERS, More (http://collider.com/fx-news-wilfred-louie-its-always-sunny-powers/107918/)


* In 2011, FX is on track to achieve the highest ratings in all measures, in the 17-year history of the channel, up 17% in adults 18-49 and 18% in total viewers in prime. They have also achieved their goal of programming original dramas and comedies, all year round.
* FX has ordered a Season 8 and 9 of the acclaimed hit comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with an option for a Season 10, making it the longest-running live-action comedy in basic cable history. In addition, FX Productions is entering into a three-year exclusive television overall deal with RCG – the production company run by Sunny creators/executive producers Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.
* The full 13-episode third season of Archer will return in January 2012, with three episodes airing this Fall, behind the first three episodes of Season 7 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which premieres on September 15th. The Season 3 premiere of The League will debut after Sunny on October 6th.
* Wilfred was the highest-rated first season of a comedy ever on FX, leading them to renew it for a second season of 13 episodes, while Louie has also been renewed for third season of 13. * American Horror Story, from Glee executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, is being established as a serialized saga that can go on for multiple years, with subsequent seasons either taking place in the past or in the present, depending on how the story unfolds.
* Powers (in the vein of David Fincher’s Seven or Zodiac), based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming and starring Jason Patric, and Outlaw Country, a family drama set against the backdrop of Southern organized crime, are the next two drama pilots that FX will be looking at for possible pick-up

adgy-san
August 10th, 2011, 11:41 AM
TCA: ‘Sunny’ Creators On Breaking The Network Model, Longevity, ‘Office’ Influence – Deadline.com (http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/sunny-creators-talk-about-the-shows-renewal-the-lack-of-emmy-love/)


It caps a remarkable rise for the trio who, as struggling young actors, walked into FX with a $200 video they had shot in their backyard that was inspired by the British Office, which they though looked very cheaply shot with 2 cameras. "They had no experience, literally no experience writing, no experience producing or directing or doing anything, but they were talented and ambitious and eager to learn," FX president John Ladgraf said earlier, noting that McElhenney didn't quit his job as a waiter until Season 2.

Great read!

jerseydevil
August 11th, 2011, 07:56 AM
OK Rescue Me...all is forgiven. After a shaky first 2, the last 3 episodes have been vintage RM. Why, because the show is centered around the station and the guys therein. Great comedy, some decent drama...and before you go off on


SPOILERS


Franco's all of a sudden high moral stance, think about it. Brotherhood be damned, if your livelihood were constantly threatened by the shenanigans of others, at some point...your patience would break. I think they should have introduced that a little sooner because the suddeness is what is making it so jarring, but it works. I have high hopes that this season will be a fine farewell to an(overall) great show.

adgy-san
August 18th, 2011, 12:31 PM
A look at FX's new series AMERICAN HORROR STORY (http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2011/08/15/A-look-at-FXs-new-series-AMERICAN-HORROR-STORY)

Really curious about this. The commercials have been interesting. I give FX the benefit of the doubt, but... I dunno.

jerseydevil
August 18th, 2011, 01:17 PM
I have a good feeling...Ryan Murphy may be to blame for Glee, but he also made Nip/Tuck which always flirted with illicit sex and horror. This has a great cast b.t.w. and yeah, those ads are awesome.

adgy-san
August 18th, 2011, 06:07 PM
http://pics.livejournal.com/kingeryck/pic/0003gr3f

Best episode so far.

adgy-san
August 19th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Louis C.K. Saves His Dumb Dog's Life - Video @ Teamcoco.com (http://teamcoco.com/video/15979/louis-c-k-saves-his-dumb-dog-s-life#)

jerseydevil
August 19th, 2011, 10:22 PM
FX Releases Teaser For Ryan Murphy’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY!!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50889)


Premiering Oct. 5, it follows a couple and their teen daughter after they move in to a really haunted house. Its cast includes Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”), Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”), Francis Conroy (“Six Feet Under”), Denis O’Hare (“True Blood”), Taissa Farmiga (kid sister of Vera) and Jessica Lange (“Tootsie”).

Its pilot screened at the Television Critics Association event early this month. Here’s what NPR’s Linda Holmes wrote :

American Horror Story is emphatically not for everybody. It's a genre piece, it's very campy, and a significant number of critics in the theater with me didn't like it at all. I, on the other hand, did.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JOugYXSfNow

adgy-san
August 22nd, 2011, 03:09 PM
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adgy-san
August 22nd, 2011, 03:44 PM
http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/ZZ5E3D020F.jpg

jerseydevil
August 23rd, 2011, 09:11 AM
New Trailer and TV Spot For FX (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/22/new-trailer-and-tv-spot-for-fxs-american-horror-story-released/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzAnC1aC78Q&feature=player_embedded

Dr. Naysay
August 23rd, 2011, 10:38 AM
Connie Britton is hot.

jerseydevil
August 26th, 2011, 04:12 PM
TV: American Horror Story Adds a Quinto - ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=20674)

jerseydevil
August 27th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Ryan Murphy AMERICAN HORROR STORY Interview (http://collider.com/ryan-murphy-american-horror-story-interview/111424/)

hyearch22
August 28th, 2011, 05:54 AM
Always Sunny and The League need to start soon. Can't wait another month and a half. I need my Charlie and Taco fix.

adgy-san
September 2nd, 2011, 03:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vs78Gh085M&feature=player_embedded

NSFW (language)!

jerseydevil
September 6th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Review: FXs Rescue Me says goodbye in typically uneven fashion - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/review-fxs-rescue-me-says-goodbye-in-typically-uneven-fashion)

Wow. It sure looks grim for the boys in Ladder 62. I will be amazed if it turns out like it is being set up. Terrific end to the show so far after a lackluster first 2 episodes. Will be watching with a box of tissues nearby on Wednesday night.

adgy-san
September 6th, 2011, 02:24 PM
'Louie' Goes to Afghanistan Tonight -- and You Should Watch | TheWrap TV (http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/louie-goes-afghanistan-tonight-and-you-should-watch-30467)

A little late, but, man... that Afghanistan episode was amazing.

jerseydevil
September 6th, 2011, 04:07 PM
'Louie' Goes to Afghanistan Tonight -- and You Should Watch | TheWrap TV (http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/louie-goes-afghanistan-tonight-and-you-should-watch-30467)

A little late, but, man... that Afghanistan episode was amazing.

I couldn't stop worrying about the duck. Don't you think it was a little bit manipulative? Also, I always love Louie's character and look at him as kind of a grown up Charlie Brown, but when he was talking to that 18 year old cheerleader it was a little bit icky.

adgy-san
September 6th, 2011, 05:14 PM
I couldn't stop worrying about the duck. Don't you think it was a little bit manipulative?

The stuff with the duck? Yeah, maybe. But I couldn't help but feel like all the stuff with the troops and with Louie interacting with them, and that one guy's song, were really fantastic. It made me all Proud To Be An American, you know?


Also, I always love Louie's character and look at him as kind of a grown up Charlie Brown, but when he was talking to that 18 year old cheerleader it was a little bit icky.

I agree. It was pretty damn funny.

BoobyTrap
September 6th, 2011, 06:07 PM
I couldn't stop worrying about the duck. Don't you think it was a little bit manipulative? Also, I always love Louie's character and look at him as kind of a grown up Charlie Brown, but when he was talking to that 18 year old cheerleader it was a little bit icky.

You mean a grown up Charlie Brown that needs to be put out of his miserable life?? :D

jerseydevil
September 7th, 2011, 04:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xNKdgcIZs0Q

Manoman...this gets me tearing up from the start. Not gonna make it through tonights finale'. Damn you East coast feeds. I get to see this early.

adgy-san
September 7th, 2011, 05:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXghhXir8s&feature=player_embedded

jerseydevil
September 7th, 2011, 05:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXghhXir8s&feature=player_embedded

was reading in Entertainment Weekly that the stars were a little offput by the sexual perversity expressed in the scripts. Some of the things I recall were a major character having a fetish with men in rubber suits(clearly, from the ads), and another being watched whilst frapping by a burned man. Like I said, before Glee, Ryan Murphy was the mad genius behind Nip/Tuck which was pretty much a soap opera wrapped in kink and horror. This should be Southern Gothic oddness with a lot of icky bits that I have no doubt Fx will allow him to push as far as TV will allow and then some. Looking very forward to this...even if it's bad it will be some good fun.

jerseydevil
September 7th, 2011, 05:55 PM
'Rescue Me' spoilers? | PopWatch | EW.com (http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/09/07/rescue-me-series-finale-denis-leary/)

jerseydevil
September 7th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Rescue me finale...

SPOILERS


A little sweet, a little sad...with some terrific laughs at really inappropriate times. It ended in character. Rest in peace Lou...we're gonna miss ya!

jerseydevil
September 8th, 2011, 05:32 AM
Series finale review: Rescue Me - Ashes: Crawling from the wreckage - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/rescue-me-ashes-crawling-from-the-wreckage)

Pretty fair eulogy. Look, I know that Rescue Me kinda spun out over the last few seasons, but it's a tribute to them that I will actually miss this show rather than just being satisfied with it being over.

jerseydevil
September 8th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Channel Guide: ‘Rescue Me’ Finale Goes Out at the Top of the Ladder | Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/channel-guide-rescue-me-series-finale-ashes.php)


By the way, I would like bagpipes to play Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida at my ashes release. Public record.

roenick
September 8th, 2011, 01:29 PM
I enjoyed the "Rescue Me" finale. The whole fiasco with Lou's ashes was so perfect as well as Lou's letter. All in all very well done in my opinion and glad they gave Tommy some closure on "not finding solace in the bottom of the bottle." I did enjoy his daydream of chopping up Lou's office though.

jerseydevil
September 8th, 2011, 05:12 PM
'Rescue Me' series finale: Did you like it? | PopWatch | EW.com (http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/09/08/rescue-me-series-finale-react/)

'Rescue Me' post-mortem: A look back at a show unafraid to confront the personal cost of 9/11 | PopWatch | EW.com (http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/09/08/rescue-me-post-mortem/?iid=blogPW-1H-LN-'Rescue%20Me'%20post-mortem:%20A%20look%20back%20at%20a%20show%20unafra id%20to%20confront%20the%20personal%20cost%20of%20 9/11)

'Rescue Me' finale strikes ratings high; 'Paranormal Witness' fair | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/09/08/rescue-me-finale-strikes-ratings-high-paranormal-witness-solid/)

notbob
September 12th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Just a heads up. There will be a 3 new Archer episodes Starting thursday the 15th.

Heart of Archness: Pt 1 - Archer, in hiding since the murder of his fiancee, is finally tracked down in the South Pacific by handsome adventurer Rip Riley. To get Archer safely back to ISIS, Riley will have to survive the elements, a plane crash, a shark attack, starvation, drown..

jerseydevil
September 12th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Just a heads up. There will be a 3 new Archer episodes Starting thursday the 15th.

Heart of Archness: Pt 1 - Archer, in hiding since the murder of his fiancee, is finally tracked down in the South Pacific by handsome adventurer Rip Riley. To get Archer safely back to ISIS, Riley will have to survive the elements, a plane crash, a shark attack, starvation, drown..

I can honestly tell you that the first episode(which we were lucky enough to see at SDCC) was so funny, so full of quick shots, that we missed some of the jokes cause tha audience was laughing so hard. Like season 2 was a tremendous improvement over a fantastic season 1, I fully expect season 3 to be even more ridiculously over ther top...hey Kingsqueen, SPLOOSH!!!! Bwah-hah-ha...you guys'll get it when you see the episode. Guarantee this is MUST WATCH!!!!

Kingsqueen
September 13th, 2011, 12:37 PM
I can honestly tell you that the first episode(which we were lucky enough to see at SDCC) was so funny, so full of quick shots, that we missed some of the jokes cause tha audience was laughing so hard. Like season 2 was a tremendous improvement over a fantastic season 1, I fully expect season 3 to be even more ridiculously over ther top...hey Kingsqueen, SPLOOSH!!!! Bwah-hah-ha...you guys'll get it when you see the episode. Guarantee this is MUST WATCH!!!!

http://www.philsp.com/comingattractions/Images_2005/pulpvillepress-killersruse.jpg

;)

jerseydevil
September 13th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Well done...I see your ruse and raise you a

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/goodevening.jpg

adgy-san
September 14th, 2011, 11:18 AM
Wild Card, Kitten Mittens, Green Man, Milk Steak, And ***** Yeah Tumblrs: An Interview With Charlie Day (http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2011/09/wild-card-kitten-mittens-green-man-milk-steak-and-fck-yeah-tumblrs-an-interview-with-charlie-day/)

Awww yeah.

adgy-san
September 14th, 2011, 11:19 AM
Speaking of It's Always Sunny...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltqssfzVyrw&feature=player_embedded

jerseydevil
September 15th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Always Sunny & Archer tonight!!!!! Must see tv.

Also...

FX Orders 'Unsupervised' Animated Series | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/articles/174398-fx-orders-unsupervised-animated-series)


For the last two seasons, "Archer" has been the lone animated series on FX. But when it returns in January for a third season, it won't be alone any longer.

FX has officially ordered a thirteen episode season for "Unsupervised," a new animated comedy from Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby; all of whom write and produce FX's signature comedy series "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia." The series follows two best friends, Gary and Joel as they optimistically face the rigors of teenage life without any parents around to tell them what to do.

"Unsupervised" also boasts an impressive cast, with Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Romany Malco, Fred Armisen, Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega all on board to provide vocals for the show.

“Having worked with David, Rob and Scott for many years on Sunny, it gives us great pleasure to see them make their own stamp on FX,” said Nick Grad, FX's Vice President of Original Series. “Unsupervised is a great addition to our comedy roster and, like all of our comedies, it’s smart and really funny.”

"Archer" Executive Producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson will oversee the animation of "Unsupervised," while Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton's "RCG Productions and Floyd County will produce the series alongside FX.

With the latest pickup of "Unsupervised," FX will now have six comedies in its lineup of original programming including "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "Archer," "The League," "Wilfred" and "Louie."

Thus far, no art work from the new series was released, but with "Unsupervised" set to debut in four months, that should change quickly.

jerseydevil
September 15th, 2011, 01:47 PM
'It's Always Sunny' returns tonight! | PopWatch | EW.com (http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/09/15/its-always-sunny-season-seven/)


Still, things are about to go worse. (And, by that, I mean better.) How so? Well, let’s just say that in tonight’s season premiere, Frank (Danny DeVito) proposes to the most horrifying prostitute you’ve ever laid eyes and ears on. And that’s just the beginning: Other upcoming episodes a disturbing Jersey Shore parody, as well as a very sketchy kiddie pageant. (While Sunny occasionally veers into topical territory (“The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis”), the timing of that latter episode couldn’t be better, what with all the recent Toddlers & Tiaras uproar.)

But, it gets even worse, guys! Yes, worse! Those aforementioned episodes practically play like an episode of 7th Heaven as compared to next month’s “Sweet Dee Gets Audited,” which could very well be the single sickest episode of the comedy yet. (And that’s considering the fact that a character vomits a massive amount of blood in tonight’s premiere.) At the risk of giving too much away (or making you lose your lunch), I’ll only hint that it involves Dee (where’s Kaitlin Olson‘s Emmy nod, already?!), a baby scam, a bloody cross, a dead dog, and the new-and-”improved” Fat Mac.

No, Sunny still isn’t a show you can watch with your parents (actually, it’s probably best to not even let them know it exists), but between those inspired ads, hilarious posters, and this wickedly offensive new season, the FX cult hit is definitely firing on all cylinders.

hyearch22
September 16th, 2011, 12:26 AM
Mac got huuuuuuge!!!!! hows he supposed to do his sweet karate dancinghttp://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/alwaysunny-macdance.gif

adgy-san
September 16th, 2011, 08:18 AM
The episode last night was pretty funny. I enjoyed it.

jerseydevil
September 17th, 2011, 12:08 PM
ARCHER 2.14 'Heart of Archness, Part 1' | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/reviews/174502-archer-214-heart-of-archness-part-1)


I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that Rip might actually be Archer's father. There's no shortage of candidates for that role, thanks to Mallory's constantly shifting lovers. But this was the first time that I could actually believe in the potential parental connection. Benjamin and Warburton also had some amazing comedic chemistry as the perpetually clueless Archer put both of them in danger. Archer's 1930's voice while mocking Rip was particularly amusing.


As a way to bring "Archer" back before the third season in January, "Heart of Archness" is almost a defacto "Archer" movie that's going to play out over two additional episodes. For an introductory chapter, this covered all of its bases and gave us a great new character and guest stars to play with for the rest of the story. If anything, it's going to be hard letting "Archer" go away again after reminding us that it's still the best comedy series on FX.


And now because it's been too long, here are your top five "Archer" moments of the week:

5:

Archer: "Two personal records! For breath holding and number of sharks shot in the frickin' face!"

4:

Barry: "Is that how you crash a wedding? Yes it is, Bionic Barry. Yes it is."

3:

Fat Annalist: "That's just great. Now I get to deal with this as my hot meatball sub congeals into a big fat disappointing blob of s***!"

Thin Annalist: "Nobody's going to touch that?!"

2:

Archer [in a '30s radio announcer voice]: "Hi, it's the 1930s. Can we have our words, our clothes and s***y airplanes back? Call you back, 1930s. And hey, watch out for that Adolf Hitler, he's a bad egg!"

1.

Archer: "I'm a grown man whose fiancee was murdered in front of his eyes. Excuse me for taking some time to grieve!"

Rip: "By tending bar and banging newly weds?"

Archer: "Apparently that's my grieving process!"

adgy-san
September 26th, 2011, 04:54 PM
FX Announces New Comedy 'Unsupervised' from 'Always Sunny' Vets | TheWrap TV (http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/fx-announces-new-comedy-unsupervised-always-sunny-vets-31011)


On the same day "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" returns for its seventh season, FX announced a new comedy from three of its writers: "Unsupervised" has a 13-episode order and will be paired with fellow animated comedy "Archer" in January.

The series was created and executive produced by Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby. Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Romany Malco, Fred Armisen, "Sunny" star Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega, will provide voices, along with Rosell and Hornsby (above), who is also the star/creator of CBS's upcoming "How to Be a Gentleman."

The show is about two optimistic, teenage best friends who try to do what's right with zero parental guidance.

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September 26th, 2011, 08:53 PM
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adgy-san
September 27th, 2011, 03:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiczmT_0c&feature=player_embedded

OBVIOUSLY, NSFW.

jerseydevil
October 1st, 2011, 09:35 PM
Go Behind-the-Scenes of American Horror Story | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47651/go-behind-scenes-american-horror-story)

I have been pimping this since it's infancy...this tuesday we get to finally see it. If you have no sense of humor for dark stuff, you might oughtta stay away. But if you are an adventurous soul who hates what is spoonfed to you on the 'major' networks...by all means, WATCH THIS ****!!!!!!

Palffy3314
October 2nd, 2011, 01:00 AM
Go Behind-the-Scenes of American Horror Story | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47651/go-behind-scenes-american-horror-story)

I have been pimping this since it's infancy...this tuesday we get to finally see it. If you have no sense of humor for dark stuff, you might oughtta stay away. But if you are an adventurous soul who hates what is spoonfed to you on the 'major' networks...by all means, WATCH THIS ****!!!!!!

I've been curious about this show. I'll have to check it out, I've been looking for something new/interesting to watch so this is good timing.

adgy-san
October 3rd, 2011, 08:47 AM
I thought it started on Wednesday?

DMAN3474
October 3rd, 2011, 11:13 AM
I thought it started on Wednesday?
it does

jerseydevil
October 3rd, 2011, 10:22 PM
First Impressions: American Horror Story | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47695/first-impressions-american-horror-story)


While "American Horror Story" is going to be a hard sell to the mainstream population, especially any misguided "gleeks" who wander in just because Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are involved, genre fans should love it. We had the chance to watch the first episode a few days early and are happy to report it's compelling, complex, and quite thought-provoking. Even an hour later the person I watched it with and I were still discussing it, trying to answer some of the questions it raised and coming up with quite a few others of our own.

The storyline has been retold over and over here on the site: Psychiatrist Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) cheated on his wife, Vivien (Connie Britton), just six months after her miscarriage. So they, along with their teenage daughter, Violet (a terrific Taissa Farmiga), relocate from the East Coast to Los Angeles to get a new start. They move into a house with a history - a very dark history - and almost immediately things start to get weird. A neighbor (a glowing Jessica Lange) and her Down syndrome daughter (Jamie Brewer) come and go practically as if they, not the Harmons, live there. A maid appears and says she comes with the house. Viv goes along with it - although she might want to rethink her decision since to her and just about anyone else, the housekeeper is a sweet middle-aged woman (Frances Conroy), but in Ben's eyes she's a much younger version (Alexandra Breckenridge), sexy and seductive and definitely trouble! There's also a disfigured man (Denis O'Hare) who seems to be following Ben - what the heck does he want? And then there's Ben's first patient in the new place: a messed-up Columbine-esque young boy who strikes up a friendship with Violet.

Obviously there's a lot to keep track of here, and the writers do a good job of giving us just enough information to stay interested and curious about both the history of the house and what's going to happen to the Harmons. The acting is, as expected, superb, particularly Lange, who steals every scene she's in. The tension between Ben and Viv is palpable and realistic, and their efforts to rebuild their relationship can be painful to watch. There's one scene in particular in which McDermott and Britton really take the gloves off and portray the kind of raw emotion that's all too familiar to couples going through similar tough times.

The overall vibe of the show is off-kilter and unsettling, enhanced by the excellent sound design and score, in which ambient noises play a big part. The juxtaposing of Conroy and Breckenridge is pure genius, and the setpieces and ghost sequences are creepy enough to satisfy most horror fans. The "psychosexual thriller" tagline isn't just lip service either - we have grown-ups masturbating, copulating, and donning weird fetish garb. All in Episode 1!

But the various parts don't quite gel into one cohesive experience. While, yes, most of "American Horror Story" is truly innovative and approaches brilliance, other parts feel a little forced and veer toward over-the-top. They have a fine line to walk, and hopefully in future installments they'll find their footing. Plus, I can't remember when I've watched something with more yelling and shrieking. It was almost annoying. But then again, surely that was the point. To keep the audience on guard and on edge. And … as mentioned above, very interested and curious. Oh yes, we will be returning next week for Episode 2 … and no doubt 3 and beyond. There's no way we're going to miss out on this mish-mash of "Twin Peaks", "In Treatment", and The Others (to name just a few of the titles that flashed through our mind while watching) over the coming weeks. We have to know who's a ghost (and how they got that way) and who's alive (and how long they'll stay that way)!

notbob
October 5th, 2011, 07:37 AM
Finally had a chance to watch Heart of Archness III since I got back from FF. What a great episode, so many awesome lines to quote.

DMAN3474
October 5th, 2011, 03:06 PM
American horror story is on tonight

jerseydevil
October 5th, 2011, 10:03 PM
Oh crap...American Horror Story just started with a Down's kid and Ginger Twins(activate!!!) I love it already

DMAN3474
October 6th, 2011, 01:43 AM
I just got home and was able to watch it. Lots of different stuff going on. It was ok, going to take a few episodes to see if it will be good.

jerseydevil
October 6th, 2011, 04:51 PM
'American Horror Story' scares up strong FX ratings | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/06/american-horror-story-scares-up-solid-fx-ratings/)

Preview did not get great reviews...expected that though. This is going to be a show for certain folks. Not for everyone. Hopefully it catches enough of 'those people' to last a while.

adgy-san
October 7th, 2011, 08:46 AM
Well, I watched the pilot last night and I ****ing loved it. So weird and depraved.

Really hope this gets a chance to stick around.

ketel&tonic
October 11th, 2011, 03:17 PM
FINALLY I find where the talk of American Horror Story is going on. I have been looking for this discussion for days! Hahaha! See what happens when I leave the site, I come back and it's all super organized! Nice!

Anyways... this show is so goddamned weird and I LOVE it. Are we keeping the talk vague to avoid spoilers for those who haven't seen it? What're the roolz? :)

jerseydevil
October 11th, 2011, 03:37 PM
FINALLY I find where the talk of American Horror Story is going on. I have been looking for this discussion for days! Hahaha! See what happens when I leave the site, I come back and it's all super organized! Nice!

Anyways... this show is so goddamned weird and I LOVE it. Are we keeping the talk vague to avoid spoilers for those who haven't seen it? What're the roolz? :)

You missed much kiddo. We had to categorize because we had 2 massive wipes of PAGES of threads. We start with categories and then some things graduate. Trying to keep the page count down.

The show was ok. It's kind of an icky slow burner but it has potential to be good dirty silly fun. No real rules...so far no strong opinions either. Feel free to discuss to your hearts content.

adgy-san
October 11th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Just one thing I want to add:

If you wanna talk spoilers, let's do that. Just mark 'em as such. :)

Also, I really, really liked the first episode. Not very scary, but weird and ****ed up.

ketel&tonic
October 11th, 2011, 04:40 PM
The one thing I didn't like was the seemingly generic storyline - damaged marriage, angsty kid, move to a new place to start over but the house has history, blah blah blah. Oh and the daughter would not stand out THAT much in this day and age's LA high school crowds. They made the school look like it was in OC. But I like how it's shot, and it's juuuuuust twisted enough, IMO, to override the generic bits. The maid! The ghostgimp! Jessica Lange and her creepy messages. They didn't waste any time getting into the oddities, either. Ghost baby! WTF! LOL

jerseydevil
October 11th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Yeah. I think the basic generic tropes are intentional. Have a feeling they are going to start from a real vanilla setup and just tweak the crap out of it. And yeah, even one episode in you can see just how far they are thinking of going. Gonna be tough to balance, don't want to go too far and blow the proverbial load, but I am pretty sure everyone who is watching this wants to be head f'd at least a little bit. They need a good wtf moment soon to get people really talking.

jerseydevil
October 12th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Exclusive: Denis O’Hare Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY, J. EDGAR, and His Return to TRUE BLOOD
(http://collider.com/denis-ohare-american-horror-story-true-blood-interview/120053/)

BTW the scar makeup on O'Hare is really well done. Thank you television for hopefully helping practical fx to make a comeback.

jerseydevil
October 12th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Australian Comedian Jim Jeffries Lands LEGIT Pilot at FX (http://collider.com/jim-jeffries-legit-fx/120099/)


With Louis CK, one of the finest comedians working today, finding success with his fantastic series Louie on FX, another great comedian is looking to follow in his footsteps. Deadline has word that the cable network has just given the greenlight to a pilot called Legit, a potential new series starring Australian comedian Jim Jeffries. The show will follow a misanthrope (Jeffries) trying to go legit. Apparently the comedian had a show in development at Comedy Central last year about his life in the United States but that never got off the ground. Peter O’Fallon, a TV director and producer behind such series as The Riches and House M.D. will executive produce the new series.

Jeffries’ brash, vulgar and even bleak comedic stylings are along the same lines of honesty and grittiness of Louis CK, so I think this new series will fit in perfectly on FX. The network has really taken off with their original programming, and if they keep bringing truly unique and edgy series like this to life, then they should have plenty of success to come. If you’re unfamiliar with Jeffries as a comedian, we’ve included some of his bits after the jump, but be advised that the language is very NSFW.



This guy's Alcoholicaust special on HBO is pretty funny. I look forward to this. Keep up the good work Fx.

ketel&tonic
October 12th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Great read! Denis O'Hare is quickly becoming one of my favorites out there right now. I hated this past season of True Blood, so much of it was so stupid. I was ready to completely write it off until the quivering lip took the shotgun blast to the head and then I saw that hole in the parking garage. I actually applauded and screamed "RUSSELL'S BACK!" He's just so enjoyable to watch no matter what kind of character he's playing. He crosses that line of normal to creepy so easily.

Looking forward to the 2nd episode of AHS tonight!

adgy-san
October 12th, 2011, 02:08 PM
So I re-watched the pilot last night with BoobyTrap and I caught a couple of homages/references and was wondering if any of you had seen any other ones?

-During the scene where the troubled kid is shown walking through a school hall with the skull makeup on his face, the music from Twisted Nerve (also used in Kill Bill) is played.
-During the scene in which the one guy burns his family (and self), music from Hitchcock's Vertigo is playing. I had recognized the music the first time I saw it, but couldn't remember where from. BoobyTrap told me it was Vertigo (and she would know).
-At the beginning, when the two ginger kids die in the basement and just as the one is about to scream, they cut to a shot outside the house with the little down syndrome girl looking at the house and the camera pulling away. That's a bit straight out of the Korean film A Tale Of Two Sisters.

Anybody else catch anything?

jerseydevil
October 12th, 2011, 04:24 PM
TV Bits: ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Haven’, ‘The Simpsons’ Get Renewals; Watch ‘Walking Dead: Torn Apart’ Webisodes; ‘Justified’ Casts Season 3 Villains | /Film (http://www.slashfilm.com/tv-bits-boardwalk-empire-haven-the-simpsons-renewals-watch-walking-dead-torn-apart-webisodes-justified-casts-season-3-villains/)


Every hero needs a villain, and Justified‘s Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is about to get two. Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Mykelti Williamson (Bubba from Forrest Gump) have been cast as the baddies in the contemporary Western’s third season, which kicks off January 2012. McDonough will play well-dressed Detroit gangster Quarles, who intends to become the new crimelord in town, while Williamson will play Limehouse, a Harlan County man who wants to protect his land at any cost.

Don't forget this great show.

Dr. Naysay
October 12th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Anybody else catch anything?

Nothing like that.....

But I shore did love the heck out of it!

adgy-san
October 12th, 2011, 07:54 PM
I read someone else mention these:

The bone wind chimes at the very beginning being straight out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Burned guy standing in the clothesline like in Halloween

jerseydevil
October 13th, 2011, 02:33 PM
SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE LATEST EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY!




'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks 'Home Invasion' | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/12/american-horror-story-ryan-murphy-home-invasion/)

adgy-san
October 14th, 2011, 11:33 AM
So... thoughts on episode 2?

I liked it, though I thought the use of the music from Psycho distracting (even though it's really good, effective music).

jerseydevil
October 15th, 2011, 11:20 AM
FX Developing SCAR TISSUE and THE AMERICANS Series (http://collider.com/fx-scar-tissue-the-americans/120648/)


FX is currently in the midst of developing two new projects. The first of which is called Scar Tissue, and is based on the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. The project was originally set up at HBO, but now The Wrap reports that FX is taking on the drama. Entourage executive producers Mike Benson and Marc Abrams will executive produce alongside Kiedis and Jason Weinberg. FX is also developing a project called The Americans, which centers on a group of Russian spies living in America in the 1980s. Graham Yost, the creator/writer/executive producer of the FX drama Justified is producing alongside Falling Skies executive producers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, with Joe Weisberg (also from Falling Skies) writing and executive producing as well.

Ok, not automatically appealing, but it's Fx so I will trust in them.

BTW just rewatched first episode of American Horror Story(was 'tired' when I first watched)...anyway, what a great show. Jessica Lange chewing scenery like a pro. I really want this show to last, it's so nice and icky.

ketel&tonic
October 15th, 2011, 11:43 AM
The Americans sounds like something I can get on board with. I'm not a RHCP fan, so I couldn't care less about Scar Tissue.

Agree 100% on Jessica Lange. She is just great in this.

jerseydevil
October 17th, 2011, 12:25 PM
FX Developing New Series with BUNKER and LAREDO (http://collider.com/fx-network-developing-bunker-laredo/120925/)


At the end of last week we learned FX was developing Scar Tissue and The Americans, but now THR has brief word on two more series being developed at the cable network. First on the docket is Bunker, a series from Chernin Entertainment and Fox Television Studios which follows a female cop psychologist from Boston. Writer Dennis Lehane, who penned the books behind films like Shutter Island, Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone is writing and executive producing the series. Considering the great stories Lehane has penned and their successful film adaptations, this should be yet another series to look forward to next season.

Next comes Laredo, another crime drama from Flags of Our Fathers writer William Broyles who will also executive produce the new series which is set at the Texas/Mexico border, and should be much more dramatic than the recent border showdown on South Park. There’s yet to be a modern series tackling the idea of immigration in a dramatic context like this, and FX seems to be one of the best places outside of pay cable channels and AMC for some really hard-htting drama.



Hurm. Nothing really 'pops' here either. But I have the utmost faith in Landesgraf and the folks at Fx. As always, I will give them a chance.

DMAN3474
October 17th, 2011, 03:34 PM
Wrong thread...

jerseydevil
October 18th, 2011, 04:51 PM
American Horror Story Marathon Planned - ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=21513)


FX will air a special Halloween marathon of the new hit drama American Horror Story featuring the first four episodes of the series on Monday, October 31 beginning at 10:00 PM E/P.

In addition to the Halloween marathon, series Co-Creators and Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have produced a special two-part Halloween-themed episode in honor of the horror-filled holiday; the first hour airs Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 PM ET/PT and the second airs Wednesday, November 2 at the same time. Feature film star Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) guest stars in both episodes as one of the house’s former owners.

hyearch22
October 20th, 2011, 08:03 PM
wtf was that sunny episode last week? probably the worst episode of the series. tonights better be good cuz this season has been kind of disappointing

the league. on the other hand, has been great

jerseydevil
October 21st, 2011, 12:08 PM
Finally got caught up with American Horror Story. It's done very well. They are giving you backstory in pieces so, even though you still have questions, they aren't frustrating you with hints. Anyone but me think that the title really refers to marriage in general more than anything else?

And guys...question time. Would you 'do' the maid knowing that everyone else saw her as the crone version while you continued to get the hot 'fetish party' version?

DMAN3474
October 21st, 2011, 03:57 PM
And guys...question time. Would you 'do' the maid knowing that everyone else saw her as the crone version while you continued to get the hot 'fetish party' version?

Yep...

Everyone with Directv better call and yell about this BS going on with fox, we wont get hockey, we wont get SOA, and no AHS.

adgy-san
October 24th, 2011, 12:45 PM
wtf was that sunny episode last week? probably the worst episode of the series. tonights better be good cuz this season has been kind of disappointing

I thought it was ok. Had some pretty funny bits. The previous episode, down at Jersey Shore, I liked a lot.


Finally got caught up with American Horror Story. It's done very well. They are giving you backstory in pieces so, even though you still have questions, they aren't frustrating you with hints. Anyone but me think that the title really refers to marriage in general more than anything else?

And guys...question time. Would you 'do' the maid knowing that everyone else saw her as the crone version while you continued to get the hot 'fetish party' version?

Assuming all other concerns were null and void?

Yep.

ketel&tonic
October 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
I miss Archer.




that is all.

jerseydevil
October 25th, 2011, 06:35 AM
I miss Archer.




that is all.

sigh...

but in the meantime

Sneak Peek at American Horror Story's Halloween Episode - ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=21589)

Mondo Blando
October 28th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Rafi, from The League may be the single greatest comedic character in the history of entertainment.

jerseydevil
October 28th, 2011, 08:44 PM
I am finally starting to feel like I might be missing something by not watching this show. That one guy is sooooooooo not ready for hi-def though.

jerseydevil
October 31st, 2011, 01:00 PM
Burt Reynolds to Guest Star as Himself on ARCHER (http://collider.com/burt-reynolds-archer/123550/)


Here’s the press release:

Iconic actor Burt Reynolds has signed on as a guest star in the third season of FX’s critically acclaimed hit animated series Archer. Reynolds will play himself in an episode titled “The Man From Jupiter,” a reference to Reynolds’ home of Jupiter, Florida. In the episode, which will air in January, Reynolds dates Agent Sterling Archer’s mother and boss, Malory – much to Sterling’s dismay.

“I think the only person on the planet who’s a bigger fan of Burt Reynolds than me is Sterling Archer,” said Archer creator Adam Reed. “Archer constantly tries to imitate Burt and always raves about Burt’s movies and all-around awesomeness. So to have Burt recording voice-overs for the show was just amazing.



http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/archer.jpg

Awesome.

jerseydevil
October 31st, 2011, 01:06 PM
FX Orders Second Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY and First Four Episodes Will Re-Air Tonight (http://collider.com/american-horror-story-season-2/123528/)

It's official.

DMAN3474
October 31st, 2011, 03:43 PM
Kurt Sutter just tweeted that fox and dtv have reached an agreement.... Yay!!!!

jerseydevil
October 31st, 2011, 03:49 PM
Kurt Sutter just tweeted that fox and dtv have reached an agreement.... Yay!!!!

Surprise surprise.

jerseydevil
November 3rd, 2011, 01:27 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/nightman.jpg

Geek Gear: Batman – Always Sunny Shirt ‘Nightman’ | Geeks of Doom (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/11/03/geek-gear-batman-always-sunny-shirt-nightman/)


The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is an It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia-themed shirt that incorporates the old Batman logo called “Nightman” by artist Chuck McGlade.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Thursday, November 3, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.


The t-shirt is available in men’s and women’s sizes for $10 each in heather gray. Kids sizes are $15 (Boys and Toddlers in gray; Girls in white; Onesies are $18 (in heather gray). You can also get the design on a Hoodie for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes in charcoal).

jerseydevil
November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Good little article in this months Fangoria where the folks behind American Horror Story, while not saying that the first season was a self contained story, said that all questions would be answered at the end of the 13 episode arc. Very curious to see where they go from there. Do they start all over with a new family...a new house...who knows? It's a fun show but it's a tricky setup to stretch out for a long period. Should be really interesting to see what happens.

jerseydevil
November 10th, 2011, 03:40 PM
'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on 'Piggy Piggy' -- EXCLUSIVE | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/11/09/american-horror-story-ryan-murphy-piggy-piggy/)


SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE LATEST EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY! SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER!

jerseydevil
November 11th, 2011, 09:25 AM
Heeeeeeeeeere PiggyPigPig...

If you were going to eat sweetbreads(the most strangely named thing ever...) would you eat ones that someone else brought you? Someone who you know is a bit sketchy to begin with????

jerseydevil
November 18th, 2011, 10:57 AM
Dennis O'Hare Talks to Shock About American Horror Story - ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/interviewsnews.php?id=21961)

Wow, talk about this one sure kinda dried up.

adgy-san
November 18th, 2011, 10:58 AM
I can't talk about AHS or Walking Dead because I'm always behind an episode or two. :(

jerseydevil
November 18th, 2011, 10:59 AM
American Horror Story Promo Teases Rubber Man's Identity - ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=21964)

jerseydevil
November 18th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Powers Pilot Getting Reworked Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/11/17/powers-pilot-getting-reworked/)


The TV version of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic series Powers has been called in for a pit stop. As already shot, the pilot was based on a script by Charles Eglee and starred Jason Patrick and Lucy Punch as Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim as a pair of homicide cops (with awfully clunky names) investigating cases involving the superpowered,

After some reworking and reshooting, any or all of that could change – though, from Deadline‘s story it does seem like the alterations will be more minor than a total overhaul. Maybe they’ll just change the names. I honestly wish they would.

FX seem at least determined to rework their pilots before scrapping them: they’ve just pulled the plug on Outlaw Country completely, having already shot it and reshot it. So, while it’s good for Powers that they’re investing in some fixing, it’s still far from a guarantee that the show will ever get to be a series.

jerseydevil
November 18th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Mad Men, American Horror Story land PaleyFest 2012 slots - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/articles/mad-men-american-horror-story-land-paleyfest-2012-slots)

jerseydevil
November 19th, 2011, 11:44 AM
Two-Hour American Horror Story Finale Cut to 90 Minutes | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/48891/two-hour-american-horror-story-finale-cut-90-minutes)


Yes, "American Horror Story" fans, the rumors you've heard are true. The Season 1 finale, which was originally scheduled to be a two-hour extravaganza of fear, has been clipped to 90 minutes. Although this may sound like bad news at first, fear not. It has nothing to do with the popularity of the series or the reception it's received. This is simply a scheduling issue. Long story short... series creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have so much great stuff going on they can't find time to cram it all in!

Here's the breakdown per Deadline: Murphy and Falchuk have this little show called "Glee" that they also created. If you haven't heard of it, it's pretty much one of the biggest shows on network TV right now. So the boys were obligated to complete Season 2 of "Glee" before they were able to begin work on the pilot for "American Horror Story," which put them a bit behind the 8-ball as far as scheduling was concerned right off the bat.

FX picked up the show toward the end of July and released the first episode on October 5. This doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room in making the additional 12 episodes. Now, take into consideration that "American Horror Story" is not the easiest television show to produce. Sometimes an episode that was slated to film in seven days took eight days to complete. Compound that with a 13-episode run, and you see where you can run into a scheduling nightmare. And that's exactly what happened with the finale.

Now here's the good news. The idea of just running a one-hour season finale was bandied about, but word is that Ryan Murphy came up with an intriguing 90-minute finale that would fit into the schedule and leave audiences with smiles on their faces, thus satisfying all parties involved. Additionally, fans of the series will be happy to know that the ratings have been very favorable and there has been discussion regarding the second season of "American Horror Story," which has already been picked up, running longer than the originally scheduled 13 episodes. Stay tuned, gorehounds!


Just what I needed, another reason to hate GLEE.

jerseydevil
November 21st, 2011, 01:40 PM
Ok, American Horror Story. Not digging it so much anymore. Seems like they spent more time conceiving it than actually working on the details. And this last episode introduced more 'children', a plot point with the burned man(that really was a little baffling), and just some sexual weirdness just for shock(the 'rubbing one out' scene). I mean really, all of a sudden she is fantasizing about the security guy who seems to have been shoehorned in and disappears for long stretches. I dunno, stiil wondering where they are going with this but they definitely have lost some momentum. Maybe the 'reveal' of the rubber-suit man this week(if it even happens) will help. It just seems that the past few episodes have really been nothing but filler. Not much happening just a lot of oooooohhhhhhh see how southern gothic with a kink we are... Just a little disappointed but willing to forgive it if they can be a little more consistent.

jerseydevil
November 23rd, 2011, 01:24 PM
In case you missed it during Sons...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0POkOLb-I&feature=player_embedded

JUSTIFIED Season 3 Teaser Trailer (http://collider.com/justified-season-3-teaser-trailer/128279/)

and here's the first one


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or6AAW6lpic

adgy-san
November 23rd, 2011, 01:54 PM
****, I need to get caught up on that ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jerseydevil
November 28th, 2011, 11:19 AM
American Horror Story has continued to peter out. I am really starting to not give a rats ass. Too much filler. I can't stand Connie Britton. You are supposed to feel sympathy for her, I JUST DON'T CARE. The daughter is the only character who isn't annoying. I have had about enough of Zachary Quinto's mealy mouthed character too. Just not enough meat on this bare boned story. Could have been a good movie, maybe. I will still watch, hoping that they can finish strong...but so far too little story, too many characters, and too much forced weirdness. I get the feeling that the creators were busy with GLEE almost to the point of distraction. Scroll up to #116 to see how the finale was cut down because they 'didn't have enough time'. Look, this is a show that needs MORE attention than Glee. Half-assed plotting and repetition of the same points is killing my interest in this show. Anyone else?

jerseydevil
November 28th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Don't read this Kingsqueen...

The Shield finale, 3 years later - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/the-shield-finale-3-years-later)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihGapANcb2s&feature=player_embedded


"The Shield" finale is, to my mind, one of the best ever for any TV drama, and maybe the best, period. I don't especially need to see the continuing adventures of Vic Mackey, but the finale did raise some interesting possibilities and leave some wiggle room for a longer epilogue if everyone found the time, money and interest to do it.

To me, there has never been a better show. The Shield blew open television and what kind of stories could be told. It's the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath/Kiss Alive of cable network television.

adgy-san
November 28th, 2011, 12:21 PM
I disagree. I'm still enjoying it immensely.

jerseydevil
November 28th, 2011, 12:25 PM
I disagree. I'm still enjoying it immensely.

Assume you are talking about AHS...what's so good about it? Immensely? Why so? the reveal on the rubber man was (unless there is more to it) kinda pointless. It just keeps meandering and the slow reveal that propelled the initial episodes has given way to the most vague suggestions that don't really add up to much.

adgy-san
November 28th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Assume you are talking about AHS...what's so good about it? Immensely? Why so? the reveal on the rubber man was (unless there is more to it) kinda pointless. It just keeps meandering and the slow reveal that propelled the initial episodes has given way to the most vague suggestions that don't really add up to much.

I agree that there isn't a whole hell of a lot going on plot-wise, but for me it feels like build-up towards something. And it's just been fun.

jerseydevil
November 28th, 2011, 01:42 PM
I will hang in hoping for a good conclusion but the last 2 episodes were a chore to sit through. The only thing even remotely interesting in last weeks episode was Kate Mara's over-the-top angry sex ghost. Other than that it's just been boring.

jerseydevil
November 28th, 2011, 07:16 PM
FX Announces Midseason Premiere Dates for JUSTIFIED, ARCHER and New Animated Series UNSUPERVISED (http://collider.com/justified-archer-premiere-dates-unsupervised-fx/129039/)


LOS ANGELES, November 28, 2011 FX, basic cable’s leader for scripted programming year-round, has announced release dates for two of its returning hits, as well as a brand new animated comedy series.

FX opens the new year with the return of the Emmy Award?-winning hit drama Justified on January 17, and will continue to run Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT. Starring Timothy Olyphant as “U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens,” Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole. The end of Season 2 brought about the end of the Bennett family’s hold over Harlan County and the return of Raylan’s old nemesis/friend Boyd Crowder to the criminal life. This season, Boyd and his crew will find they aren’t the only ones making a play to rule the Harlan underworld. Now Raylan finds himself facing off against dirty politics, hidden fortunes, a mysterious man named “Limehouse” and an enterprising and lethal criminal from the Motor City. Earlier this year, Justified was nominated for four Emmy Awards, with Margo Martindale taking home the statue for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Developed by Graham Yost, who also wrote the pilot, Justified is Executive Produced by Yost, Leonard, Fred Golan, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Dinner, who directed the pilot episode and others. Justified is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.

FX’s acclaimed animated series Archer returns for its third season starting January 19 and will air Thursdays at 10 PM ET/PT. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillance is daunting and dangerous, every covert operation and global crisis is actually just another excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Archer’s three part series “Heart of Archness,” which aired this past September, gained +26% in P18-49 (1.37 vs. 1.08 million), +34% in M18-49 (1.04 million vs. 775,000) and +12% in Total Viewers (1.72 vs. 1.53 million) over its second season.

FX will premiere its newest series with the animated comedy Unsupervised, which will premiere on January 19 at 10:30 ET/PT and will air immediately following Archer. Unsupervised is a comedy about optimistic best friends “Gary” and “Joel” navigating the harsh landscape of teenage life and trying to do what’s right without any parental guidance whatsoever. The series was created by and is executive produced by Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby, all who currently serve as writer/producers on FX’s hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It features an outstanding voice cast including Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Romany Malco, Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega, along with Rosell and Hornsby. Unsupervised is produced by FX Productions, in association with RCG Productions and Floyd County. RCG is the team of Sunny Executive Producers/Writers/Stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. The deal for Unsupervised is the first series order for RCG as part of their overall deal with FX Productions. The series will be animated by Archer Executive Producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.

adgy-san
November 29th, 2011, 11:17 AM
****, why is Justified S3 starting on 1/17, when the second season doesn't come out until 1/3?!?!

That gives me two weeks to get caught up and I don't know if I can make it.

jerseydevil
November 29th, 2011, 11:18 AM
dvr son...dvr.

adgy-san
November 29th, 2011, 11:29 AM
dvr son...dvr.

I know, but that means I'm gonna have to clean some stuff out of what's already on there. :)

gescom
November 29th, 2011, 12:53 PM
can someone give me a breakdown on which shows are on when? i've been told this is the best network television going right now in terms of quality across the board. and i have yet to watch ANY of this stuff... and feel i should.

jerseydevil
November 29th, 2011, 01:50 PM
too late for sons, which is on Tuesday nights at 10, American Horror Story Wednesday nights at 10...as far as everything else check out post #126. Strongly suggest renting box sets of previous seasons of stuff because a lot of this is worth seeing from the beginning. Sadly Terriers/Lights out(R.I.P.) are not yet available. If you want to see the show that started it all, The Shield is relatively cheap in the complete box set. Always Sunny has box sets and is still on Thursday nights...I think that's most of it. Oh yeah, first couple seasons of Damages on box sets too. Nip/Tuck as well if you really want to go back.

And you should, you really should.

DMAN3474
November 29th, 2011, 01:55 PM
yay for archer!!! I love that show

ketel&tonic
November 29th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Hm? Sorry I was picturing Whore Island.

jerseydevil
November 29th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Hm? Sorry I was picturing Whore Island.

Is that a real place???? Are you wearing oven mitts in your new avatar Jo?

ketel&tonic
November 29th, 2011, 11:43 PM
I'm not saying I invented the turtleneck. But I was the first person to realize its potential as a tactical garment. The tactical turtleneck! The... tactleneck!

Kubrick
December 1st, 2011, 04:26 PM
Terriers is now streaming on Netflix.

Terriers comes to Netflix Instant, productivity says goodbye - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/terriers-comes-to-netflix-instant-productivity-says-goodbye)

Watch it, people!

jerseydevil
December 1st, 2011, 04:43 PM
Terriers is now streaming on Netflix.

Terriers comes to Netflix Instant, productivity says goodbye - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/terriers-comes-to-netflix-instant-productivity-says-goodbye)

Watch it, people!

It's a horrible shame that they have not released this. I am going to email Fx user@fxnetworks.com and ask them to reconsider. I know there are still alot of fans of this show here...so please, take a minute and email them because I NEED a bluray box set of that first season.

jerseydevil
December 2nd, 2011, 08:10 AM
Sorry, but I am trying to still like American Horror Story but it is just getting to be soooooooooo poorly thought out. Ok, so now for some reason the Black Dahlia was either killed or dumped on the property so it's a 'special guest' appearance by another ghost, sheesh. And I haven't finished the episode, but at least one other new ghost has been added. Guess what...who gives a rats ass? The husband is loathesome. So is the wife. Starting to soooooooo not care. And the scene where the basketballers notice the dumped body...and 90% of the dialogue is 'yo'. Wow, that's some writing. This show is LAZY and starting to get really boring. Gonna need a strong finish to salvage this one.

jerseydevil
December 5th, 2011, 11:20 PM
Ice Cube May Star in FX Revenge Series EYE FOR AN EYE (http://collider.com/ice-cube-eye-for-an-eye/130660/)


World, prepare yourself for two Ices on TV. Not content with letting Ice-T have the airwaves all to himself, Ice Cube is apparently eyeing his first series regular role on the drama Eye for an Eye. THR reports that Cube is producing the series, and is currently mulling over the prospect of starring in it himself. The show centers on “a veteran paramedic who after years responding to violent scenes takes matters into his own hands and turns into a vigilante out for revenge.” I get that the character will probably be hunting down murderers and wife-beaters, but will he also be getting revenge on car accident-causers and the like? (I sincerely hope so).

jerseydevil
December 6th, 2011, 10:16 AM
10 Horror Cliches in AMERICAN HORROR STORY (http://whatculture.com/tv/10-horror-cliches-in-american-horror-story.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-horror-cliches-in-american-horror-story)

Mondo Blando
December 8th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Sorry, but I am trying to still like American Horror Story but it is just getting to be soooooooooo poorly thought out. Ok, so now for some reason the Black Dahlia was either killed or dumped on the property so it's a 'special guest' appearance by another ghost, sheesh. And I haven't finished the episode, but at least one other new ghost has been added. Guess what...who gives a rats ass? The husband is loathesome. So is the wife. Starting to soooooooo not care. And the scene where the basketballers notice the dumped body...and 90% of the dialogue is 'yo'. Wow, that's some writing. This show is LAZY and starting to get really boring. Gonna need a strong finish to salvage this one.


I'll give you that last weeks episode sorta went over the melodrama line, but boring?

And tonight's episode was freaking awesome - tied some ends that you wouldn't have expected, and opened up some doors that you didn't know where even there. The one thing, above all others, that I enjoy about this show is how it sticks to its ghost mythology so well that while you don't know the rules, you can perfectly understand the logic behind them as you go along. And they are in accordance to the mythology that surrounds "real" hauntings, whether you believe in them or not - it's a well researched and reasoned show.

All you can ever ask of something in the fantasy/sci-fi/horror realm is that it sticks to the logic it creates in its own world. Sadly most don't, but this show has stuck to its guns from the opening shot of the first episode, and everything that has happened has managed to make sense AND keep you guessing. That is damn near impossible to do in episodic television, and there are always going to be some momentary missteps along the way.

Mena Suvari (who is not aging well) was one for certain, but the notion that the Black Dahlia died during an illegal abortion and was butchered post-death to throw off the fuzz is an interesting twist. Granted it isn't possible, given the level of torture that was inflicted on the real Short - such as that her stomach contents showed that she had been forced to eat her own feces - but its creative license that I am willing to put up with.

There was one line in tonights show that made perfect sense, when one character asks another "why can I finally see you now" and the other answers "you are finally ready - you are on the cusp" not only answers a lot of the "why is that happening"s, but opens the door for all kinds of possibilities. I can't freaking wait for next week.

jerseydevil
December 10th, 2011, 12:30 PM
I wasn't avoiding responding to this, just hadn't watched the episode till this morning. I stick to my guns, the past few weeks have been repetetive and i.m.o. boring. The Dahlia thing seemed to be a poor excuse to get a Mena Suvari guest shot in for some reason. I was wondering at that point if they were going to shoehorn in Houdini's ghost. or maybe the Lindbergh baby...

I get what you are saying about a show like this establishing rules and playing by them, but I don't think they have thought it out that completely. I think there are still vague areas where they can sweep plot strands under the carpet. But that's neither here nor there. The biggest problem I had with the past few episodes was that they seemed to stop telling the story. The first five or six were full of sly little reveals and it helped to propel things. But lately they have relied heavily on flashbacks that change/rewrite things we thought we knew, which was more annoying than revelatory. I still think they introduce things and walk away from them almost entirely. The security employee especially. They hint that he has some significance yet he disappears for episodes. Maybe it was a red herring, maybe it was simply to establish the wife's possible affair, whatever...it was handled clumsily. I haven't given up on the show, because I think there is something good here...I just think they lost their way for a few.
That being said, this weeks episode put things firmly back on track. The story is moving forward again, instead of the constant unecessary flashbacks. I still think the possibility that one of the twins is the Anti-Christ is a stretch(as well as the twins having 2 seperate fathers) but I am willing to allow that because this is a horrorshow. I think the reveal was very cool and really sad(btw, Tate and Violet are well acted and possibly the best part of the show). Also, who in their right mind would allow Ben & Vivien to have MORE kids, they are the worst parents ever. So yeah, while I still think the prior 2 or 3 were more filler than anything I am glad I stuck with the show because, as last weeks episode showed, there is something(potentially) really good here.

jerseydevil
December 14th, 2011, 12:00 AM
FX Renews THE LEAGUE for Fourth Season (http://collider.com/the-league-renewed-season-four/132175/)

Should be no surprise. I have no horse in this race, but I cannot help but feel I am missing something by not watching this.

jerseydevil
December 14th, 2011, 12:47 AM
BD Horror News - TV: [Next On] 'American Horror Story' 01.11 Preview; Actual House For Sale! (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/27554)

AWESOME...the actual house is for sale


In other brief news, the setting for numerous nightmarish events on the horror series is on the market for a cool $4.5 million by real estate agent Joe Babajian. (Let's all chip in and buy it together!) The six-bedroom, five-bath abode covers 10,440 sq. feet and rests on a lot that is nearly 30,000 sq. ft. Located at 1120 Westchester Place in Los Angeles, the Alfred F. Rosenheim mansion is described as an "irreplaceable masterpiece comprised of a 3-story main house plus a grand ballroom currently used as a recording studio." They add, "This residence evokes the quality and grandeur of a bygone era."

Those of you worried, filming won't be affected as Connie Britton, who plays Vivien, revealed in an interview earlier this year that while the pilot was filmed was on location, the following episodes were shot on an exact replica. THR reports.

Dr. Naysay
December 14th, 2011, 01:02 AM
FX Renews THE LEAGUE for Fourth Season (http://collider.com/the-league-renewed-season-four/132175/)

Should be no surprise. I have no horse in this race, but I cannot help but feel I am missing something by not watching this.

It's nowhere near as brilliant as it's most outspoken fans would have you believe but it IS a damn funny show.

jerseydevil
December 14th, 2011, 01:21 AM
but...Paul Scheer...so uncomfy to look at.

Dr. Naysay
December 14th, 2011, 01:22 AM
but...Paul Scheer...so uncomfy to look at.

Yea... but so funny to laugh at.

Mondo Blando
December 15th, 2011, 12:42 AM
It's nowhere near as brilliant as it's most outspoken fans would have you believe but it IS a damn funny show.

It's brilliant.

C'mon: "I sat in gum"

jerseydevil
December 15th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Man...American Horror Story was awesome last night. Finally...a pay-off. So creepy, especially the 'thing in the darkness' at the beginning. And hey...childbirth, what a beautiful thing...sheesh! Looking forward to the finale next week.

jerseydevil
December 15th, 2011, 02:02 PM
FX Lines Up Unscripted Late Night Comedy Series with Russell Brand (http://collider.com/russell-brand-late-night-comedy-series-fx/132570/)


Here’s the press release:

LOS ANGELES, December 15, 2011 – FX has closed a deal with acclaimed actor/comedian Russell Brand for six half-hour installments of an unscripted late night series (untitled), which will debut in the spring of 2012, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, FX.

These will feature Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The six installments will be shot in front of a live audience and the format will draw heavily on interaction with that audience.

“We’re very excited to add Russell Brand’s bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up,” said Grad. “We look forward to supporting Russell and his partner Troy Miller’s ambition to strip down the hosted comedy format to its most fundamental elements and to create something daring and unfiltered for the FX audience.”

The series is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. This marks the first television deal for Branded Films. Executive Producers are Russell Brand, Troy Miller, and Nik Linnen. Miller also serves as Director of the series.



Ok, this is going to alienate a lot of people who understandably can't stand him. His appearances on the Howard Stern show tell me different. Guy is at his best just sitting and talking instead of studios trying to shoehorn him into movies. Being Fx, it will be edgier than a normal network show...so I am actually looking forward to this.

Dr. Naysay
December 15th, 2011, 02:44 PM
It's brilliant.

C'mon: "I sat in gum"

It's really funny... but it suffers from the same disease that Always Sunny does.

adgy-san
December 15th, 2011, 03:20 PM
It's really funny... but it suffers from the same disease that Always Sunny does.

Please elaborate. Not because I disagree.

adgy-san
December 15th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Man...American Horror Story was awesome last night. Finally...a pay-off. So creepy, especially the 'thing in the darkness' at the beginning. And hey...childbirth, what a beautiful thing...sheesh! Looking forward to the finale next week.

I was pretty much going to say the same thing. I've been enjoying this show the whole time, but last night was high gear. The thing in the darkness... i LOVE that they let you see the face for a couple of seconds before it grabbed Tate instead of just going for the jump scare. I LOVE THAT THEY DID THAT.

What could they possibly do with a second season of this?!

Dr. Naysay
December 15th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Please elaborate. Not because I disagree.

I still haven't found a way to articulate it that I like but here's the gist....


The shows are funny because the characters are funny... but the characters aren't really believable and the scenarios we see them in aren't believable either. So while I still laugh at it... it feels like a cheat.


It's like those horrible Bill Engvall "here's your sign" bits where he makes up some totally bull**** story that involves people doing or saying things that nobody has ever done/said in order to deliver his punchline.

It's the comedic version of the racism in Crash.

Mondo Blando
December 16th, 2011, 01:36 AM
I still haven't found a way to articulate it that I like but here's the gist....


The shows are funny because the characters are funny... but the characters aren't really believable and the scenarios we see them in aren't believable either. So while I still laugh at it... it feels like a cheat.


It's like those horrible Bill Engvall "here's your sign" bits where he makes up some totally bull**** story that involves people doing or saying things that nobody has ever done/said in order to deliver his punchline.

It's the comedic version of the racism in Crash.

The thing about shows that drop the veneer of "reality" is that it allows them to create and dwell within the world they create. And I LOVE Philly and The League for that reason - they are limited in scope, but fully explore the boundaries of that world.

I can't tell if its over-magnified or stripped down, but in essence they are shows about people who simply love hanging out with each other, have a distrust of those outside of the group, and love nothing more than getting over on each other - it's actually a fairly realistic concept, just in an absurd half hour comedy form.

Dr. Naysay
December 16th, 2011, 02:19 AM
The thing about shows that drop the veneer of "reality" is that it allows them to create and dwell within the world they create. And I LOVE Philly and The League for that reason - they are limited in scope, but fully explore the boundaries of that world.

Oh stop it! Fully explore the boundaries of that world??? Enough... I'll listen to you tell everybody that Kopitar is a floater and that Brown has a brick in between his ears but I won't hear this nonsense.

jerseydevil
December 16th, 2011, 08:47 AM
You actually both make good points. How's that for straddling a fence?

jerseydevil
December 16th, 2011, 09:03 AM
BD Horror News - [TV Recap] 'American Horror Story' Episode 01.11 (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/27584)


Keep in mind that each season of the show focuses on a new group of people in a new situation, so once season one concludes, we will have seen the end of the group of ghosts . In some respects, this is really a series finale in terms on saying goodbye to the familiar and moving on to something new.


Ok, well that question has been answered. Love the idea. Almost makes this a sort of anthology show. Also allows the creators to hand off to new writers and get different perspectives. Plus, a self contained story each season. May throw some people who like routine.

adgy-san
December 16th, 2011, 09:54 AM
That sounds much better, and I'll be glad not to have to see all of these characters again, except for Constance. Jessica Lange owns that ****.

Dr. Naysay
December 16th, 2011, 06:53 PM
You actually both make good points. How's that for straddling a fence?

Yea but mine are legitimate.

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Yea but mine are legitimate.

Yes, they are. But Mondo actually provides a great counterpoint. I felt like you about Sunny, that I liked it, but I had that niggling feeling in the back of my mind that MB actually clarified nicely. You may disagree with him but that makes his points no less valid. It's ok Doc, 2 opinions can exist together.

In other Fx news

FX Orders Pilot for Period KGB Spy Drama THE AMERICANS (http://collider.com/the-americans-fx/132892/)


Here’s the full press release:


LOS ANGELES, December 16, 2011 – FX has ordered its next drama pilot, The Americans, which was Created by Joe Weisberg, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, FX.

The Americans is a drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC in the early 1980’s. The arranged marriage of Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, who have two children who know nothing about their parents’ true identity, grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life.

Grad said, “Joe Weisberg has written one of the best pilot scripts we’ve ever read with two richly drawn and indelible characters embarking on an epically exciting, emotional, and morally complex journey.”

Weisberg will serve as Executive Producer of The Americans, alongside Executive Producer Graham Yost, who is also Executive Producer/Showrunner of FX’s Emmy? nominated hit drama series Justified. DreamWorks Television is also Executive Producer. The pilot is being produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions.

Weisberg previously worked for the CIA and went on to become an accomplished author. He then moved into television becoming a writer/producer on TNT’s hit series Falling Skies.

Yost is recognized as one of the finest producers in television. In addition to the Peabody Award winning and AFI honoree Justified, Yost was Executive Producer on HBO’s epic, award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers and The Pacific, and he also created NBC’s critically acclaimed series Boomtown.

Dr. Naysay
December 17th, 2011, 01:29 PM
It's ok Doc, 2 opinions can exist together.

Not if one of them is demonstrably inaccurate.

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Not if one of them is demonstrably inaccurate.

I admire your sense of righteousness Doc, but it doesn't render his argument wrong. It's subjective, you buy in and allow the unreality or you don't.

Dr. Naysay
December 17th, 2011, 01:35 PM
I admire your sense of righteousness Doc, but it doesn't render his argument wrong. It's subjective, you buy in and allow the unreality or you don't.

Oh I agree with THAT wholeheartedly. Part of the appeal of The League (for me) is the fact that it's completely unrealistic. Just don't try and tell me that it's "hyper realism" or try to deny the contrivances that much of the humor relies upon.

EDIT : For a perfect example of what I'm talking about.... watch the Sunny episode "The Gang Gets Trapped".

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2011, 01:37 PM
I must have misread his posts because I didn't come away with that.

Dr. Naysay
December 17th, 2011, 01:40 PM
The thing about shows that drop the veneer of "reality" is that it allows them to create and dwell within the world they create. And I LOVE Philly and The League for that reason - they are limited in scope, but fully explore the boundaries of that world.

I can't tell if its over-magnified or stripped down, but in essence they are shows about people who simply love hanging out with each other, have a distrust of those outside of the group, and love nothing more than getting over on each other - it's actually a fairly realistic concept, just in an absurd half hour comedy form.


I must have misread his posts because I didn't come away with that.

Maybe I was reading into it too much.

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Somewhere in between. He's right in that on Sunny they dropped any pretense of believability and wholeheartedly embraced that concept going forward. I would imagine that it would be hard for someone to come in cold and NOT be thrown by that show and the complete surface ridiculousness. Once you get adjusted to it though, he's right...it's a pretty simple concept as far as the 'gang' being the only reality that is embraced. It's not art or some sort of 'meta' thing, it's just a pretty funny show. If he is suggesting some sort of advanced hyper reality, well then, I would have to call bs too.

Mondo Blando
December 17th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Oh stop it! Fully explore the boundaries of that world??? Enough... I'll listen to you tell everybody that Kopitar is a floater and that Brown has a brick in between his ears but I won't hear this nonsense.

It ain't rocket surgery. Both shows are about a group of people involved with very little but themselves and their little factions, so the subject matter is set within those confines. And they don't stick to realism - it's just whatever crazy comedic stuff they can come up with within content of that episode. It gives both shows a certain freedom to run with bizarre, goofy, non-sequitur-ial stuff.

It's not really sketch comedy, though there are definitely elements in there - more like expanded sketches loosely attached together for one underlying story, not unlike Curb Your Enthusiasm. But I would say that both Sunny and The League more closely resemble live action versions of South Park. By sticking to a more absurd formula, they can explore ideas for laughs that don't really fit into the reality of the situations.


Both shows are mean-spirited and hilarious - they don't have to be more semi-realisitic to somehow be "better" than other comedies, right?

Mondo Blando
December 17th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Somewhere in between. He's right in that on Sunny they dropped any pretense of believability and wholeheartedly embraced that concept going forward. I would imagine that it would be hard for someone to come in cold and NOT be thrown by that show and the complete surface ridiculousness. Once you get adjusted to it though, he's right...it's a pretty simple concept as far as the 'gang' being the only reality that is embraced. It's not art or some sort of 'meta' thing, it's just a pretty funny show. If he is suggesting some sort of advanced hyper reality, well then, I would have to call bs too.

What ever terms we use, Sunny is very much based on real life situations, just boiled down, then Phillied into something that fits into the comedic theme of the show.

Take this last season of Sunny - it's been the best by far IMO. They have actively tried to flesh out the characters more. We have learned that Dennis is a closeted homosexual, with an over-inflated sense of his own importance, who made his lifelong friends by hanging out with his drug dealer and the class clown to further his own private delusions of grandeur. We all know people like that, not neccesarily with the same set of circumstances, and hopefilly not to the same degree.

Charlie was an abortion survivor, from a single mom and was molested by his Night Man uncle. Of course he is going to be imbalanced and have trouble functioning in a normal society. He has no tools for success, which is exactly what you find in people who have suffered thru abuse at a young age.

Ronald "MAC" MacDonald is forever in search of something, anything, that will make him more relatable to his absentee father - the show has dedicated several episodes to that idea. His machoisms are clearly realted to trying to prove how manly he is, and they always backfire, as he and the rest of the group tend to revel in their self-sabotaging efforts.

Sweet Dee's confidence was destroyed by her over-bearing mom, and in what I have always though to be a brilliant concept, shares the exact same group of delusions as her brother. I have always loved that while the gang relentlessly taunts her, they are always actually right in their taunts - she is a failure, her dreams are ridiculous, and she does look like a bird.

I'll give you Frank - he is becoming more and more of a "Kramer" as the show goes along, but for the most part, despite the absurdity of the situations and plot lines, Sunny has always dropped in some finely-layered, and even sad truths about why these people choose to do what they do. They have always made it clear why these people struggle, and why they will never succeed - all through believable and realistic means in a very funny, dark and abstract manner.

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Hmmmm. Lots to chew on there. And I get where you are going. But this is where I think Doc might be right. I don't think Sunny's writing staff has this hidden agenda where they are layering a dense character study/drama under a slapstick comedy painted in increasingly broad strokes. It's like looking back on the Three Stooges and saying that Moe was unloved as a child and acted that out through being a narcissistic control freak, Larry was a closeted submissive who stood by Moe because it was the closest he could come to fulfilling his 'kink' in that era, etc. Sunny is basically a show where people do extremely wrong funny ****. I will admit they have fleshed out characters who started out as archetypes admirably, but to suggest a 'greater plan' is a little too complimentary.

Mondo Blando
December 17th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Hmmmm. Lots to chew on there. And I get where you are going. But this is where I think Doc might be right. I don't think Sunny's writing staff has this hidden agenda where they are layering a dense character study/drama under a slapstick comedy painted in increasingly broad strokes. It's like looking back on the Three Stooges and saying that Moe was unloved as a child and acted that out through being a narcissistic control freak, Larry was a closeted submissive who stood by Moe because it was the closest he could come to fulfilling his 'kink' in that era, etc. Sunny is basically a show where people do extremely wrong funny ****. I will admit they have fleshed out characters who started out as archetypes admirably, but to suggest a 'greater plan' is a little too complimentary.

Well, they have dedicated entire episodes to each characters flawed childhoods - AND referred to them over and over again in following episodes. The Christmas Sunny special was sad as hell. That has always been an element of the show since it started. Not in every show, obviously Who Pooped the Bed isn't going to enlighten anyone!

And I don't know if it was an original intention to expand the characters, but to their credit they have definitely added realistic aspects to them as they have gone along, which is at a layer below surface level. I love it.

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2011, 02:54 PM
Well, they have dedicated entire episodes to each characters flawed childhoods - AND referred to them over and over again in following episodes. The Christmas Sunny special was sad as hell. That has always been an element of the show since it started. Not in every show, obviously Who Pooped the Bed isn't going to enlighten anyone!

And I don't know if it was an original intention to expand the characters, but to their credit they have definitely added realistic aspects to them as they have gone along, which is at a layer below surface level. I love it.

see, this I agree with, but I don't think anything beyond surviving past season 1 was on their original plan. And the fact that Sunny started so simply it has allowed nothing but retrofitting their identities and making them more complex. Like Archer, it's a show that has gotten progessively surer of itself as it has survived and that's the mark of good tv.

Mondo Blando
December 17th, 2011, 03:04 PM
see, this I agree with, but I don't think anything beyond surviving past season 1 was on their original plan. And the fact that Sunny started so simply it has allowed nothing but retrofitting their identities and making them more complex. Like Archer, it's a show that has gotten progessively surer of itself as it has survived and that's the mark of good tv.

I think I read that Sunny was originally written as a bunch of wanna-be actors working as waiters in LA, and that they were so sure the show would be cancelled that they were still working their day jobs during the second season.

I haven't caught Archer yet, but will give it a shot this season.

jerseydevil
December 17th, 2011, 03:31 PM
I think I read that Sunny was originally written as a bunch of wanna-be actors working as waiters in LA, and that they were so sure the show would be cancelled that they were still working their day jobs during the second season.

I haven't caught Archer yet, but will give it a shot this season.

You owe it to yourself to watch the past 2 seasons of Archer too. Really one of the most smart-assed shows on tv. Really good stuff.

Dr. Naysay
December 18th, 2011, 12:47 AM
It ain't rocket surgery. Both shows are about a group of people involved with very little but themselves and their little factions, so the subject matter is set within those confines. And they don't stick to realism - it's just whatever crazy comedic stuff they can come up with within content of that episode. It gives both shows a certain freedom to run with bizarre, goofy, non-sequitur-ial stuff.

It's not really sketch comedy, though there are definitely elements in there - more like expanded sketches loosely attached together for one underlying story, not unlike Curb Your Enthusiasm. But I would say that both Sunny and The League more closely resemble live action versions of South Park. By sticking to a more absurd formula, they can explore ideas for laughs that don't really fit into the reality of the situations.


Both shows are mean-spirited and hilarious - they don't have to be more semi-realisitic to somehow be "better" than other comedies, right?


OK I'm going to have to bail on the Sunny comparisons because I just haven't been keeping up with it as closely over the last few seasons because I just couldn't take the characters anymore...

BUT..........

To compare the League to Curb Your Enthusiasm is like comparing Dustin Brown to Gordie Howe.

EDIT : And The League is nothing like South Park but for the fact that they're, ostensibly, about a group of friends who occasionally rip on each other.

jerseydevil
December 20th, 2011, 11:29 PM
Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard have called it quits after 30 years - latimes.com (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/12/jessica-lange-sam-shepard-split-american-horror-story.html)

Sad.

ketel&tonic
December 21st, 2011, 11:07 PM
Grill me a cheese.

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2011, 09:49 AM
Not sure how I feel about the AHS finale'. Seems to be a kind of unnatural calm that comes to ghosts. The 'afterbirth' episode was really the conclusion with this being more of an anti-climax that basically turned into Beetlejuice. Dylan McDermott's character is on record as being one of the most consistently stupid characters in the history of television. When everyone tells you not to bring the baby in a house that cost you EVERYTHING, you not only are going to bring it in there, but you are going to leave it unwatched as you SPOILERS


Off yourself. Tied up satisfactorily enough, just not worthy of the good work this show did early on. If you go back a few pages you can read how this was supposed to be longer but the creators were too busy with Glee to write more. I think that's indicitive of the whole season really. Hopefully they will either turn it over to a dedicated team or they will give this show the attention it deserves in the second season. Jessica Lange was good, but that scene in the beauty shop showed that it's an act that get tired pretty fast. I can still see them carrying over the story with the evil child and her if they wanted, while moving on to another family and set of ghosts...but if not, that's fine too. Overall, from start to finish, good...not great.

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2011, 01:41 PM
AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 2 Preview News (http://collider.com/american-horror-story-season-2-preview-news/133741/)


Here’s a look at some other things you can expect in future seasons:

Each season of the show will feature a different haunting: a new home, building, prison, etc.
Each season will feature new principal actors, but previous actors may make appearances as completely different characters with different looks.
Each season will showcase new creatures and monsters.
Each season will answer the question of what an American horror can be.
Each season will explore a new theme, as in the theme of infidelity for season one. (Murphy also commented that a hint to season two’s theme was hidden within the last three episodes of season one. Any thoughts? Check out our recaps to refresh your memory!)
A DVD boxset of season one will be available, allowing fans to watch the series from the beginning and pick up on clues to the Harmon family’s fate that were present from the outset.
Stories of true crimes in American will continue to be featured in future episodes.
Each season will feature a new title sequence that is relative to the theme of that particular season. Murphy commented that he is trying to keep the same music team to keep consistency through the score.
Now, equally important is what (and who) you won’t see in season two of American Horror Story:

There won’t be a second “haunted house.”
The story won’t be set in L.A. and the setting will be very different from the California home.
You won’t see Connie Britton or Dylan McDermott as the Harmons, though there is a chance they may appear as secondary characters. (Murphy commented on his fondness for the Mercury Theater, which had a cast of rotating actors performing different characters for different plays.)
There won’t be any vampires! (Murphy expressed this explicitly.)

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2011, 04:00 PM
The American Horror Story finale: And they died happily ever after? - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/the-american-horror-story-finale-and-they-died-happily-ever-after)

SPOILERS



For a series that began in such an understandably dark place (check the title), the "AHS" finale was remarkably upbeat most of the way through. Ben dies, but the Harmons turn out to be much happier together in death than they ever were in life, and somehow (in ways the finale mostly avoided dealing with) the three of them plus Moira are able to keep the more hostile ghosts at bay and turn the murder house into a place where they can stay together and keep scaring off the poor living bastards who try to move in. Very odd, though perhaps if I cared about the Harmons more (which the episodes I watched didn't really make me do), I'd have felt weirdly pleased that things turned out as well as can be expected for them under the dire circumstances. Heck, they're even probably better off not having to raise the living baby, given how deeply the DNA of both Tate and the house are imprinted on the little monster.



And that's a great point. Mondo. you made a great argument about this show establishing rules re:ghosts. Well, the finale' pretty much played fast and loose with that, after all...where were the gay couple who were among the folks who wanted the baby...either baby, both babies? Which, it turns out, were both in play and pretty much up for grabs. Overall it was just too undercooked and uneven. And yeah, the point he makes about the Harmons being unlikeable is something they should address in future seasons(with other characters of course). A nice start overall, let's hope that ideas are a little further fleshed out in upcoming season(s). I do dig that it's going to be some weird type of rotating season long anthology deal though. If they can pull that off it'll be a neat trick. Also, the use of some of the same actors in different parts is a unique and very cool idea.

Dr. Naysay
December 22nd, 2011, 04:08 PM
I chalk up the inconsistent rules governing the ghosts to scheduling conflicts/budget issues with a massive cast.

I love this show despite it's obvious contradictions and I really enjoyed most of the season finale. I could have done without the epilogue but it certainly didn't ruin anything for me.

Can't wait for season 2!

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2011, 04:15 PM
I guess I am just being critical because what I liked, I really liked. I just thought that this show could have been great and not just good. Overall I give it a thumbs up and, like you, I look forward to season 2, especially the experimental nature of it.

Mondo Blando
December 22nd, 2011, 11:52 PM
The one thing that I really would have liked to have explained was Moira's aging. Or was she already dead when she was killed by Lange earlier, and just projecting her younger image to Lange's husband?

I can understand the absence of the gays in the finale - they had all kinds of crap to deal with after the previous episode, and had already dropped the claim to the baby.

The only character I would like to see return, and I would hope she becomes a regular, is the medium played by Sarah Paulson. Hopefully it will be another haunted location like a hotel with an entirely different set of circumstances. It will take a hell of a writing job to avoid the same sort of revelations, but they did stay (mostly) true to the ghost mythology claimed in supposedly real hauntings (suck it, Doc ;) ). I do think there were several explanations held back because they want something for future seasons.

notbob
December 23rd, 2011, 03:14 PM
Preview of Archer Season 3

FX Networks - Archer - Full Episodes and Exclusive Video (http://vod.fxnetworks.com/watch/archer)

jerseydevil
December 23rd, 2011, 03:44 PM
'American Horror Story': second season scoops | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/12/22/american-horror-story-season-tw/)


Creator Ryan Murphy told reporters today that season 2 of the hit FX drama will begin with a new locale and a (mostly) new cast.

That means fans may — or may not — get another fix from stars like Jessica Lange, Dylan McDermott, and Connie Britton when the drama returns next year. “Some of them will be coming back,” Murphy teased during a teleconference today. “I’m talking to several of them and we’re in negotiations. There will be familiar faces, but there will also be new faces on the show.”

Murphy hopes to announce the new storyline and cast in February.

Should some of the first season actors return for another round of AHS episodes, they’ll be “playing completely different characters, creatures, and monsters,” Murphy added. ”It’s a really fun idea to do an anthology show. That’s the way it was designed from the beginning. Every season, there will be a new haunting and we’ll have a new overriding theme.”

The drama’s unique mission has made it easier to attract top talent, Murphy acknowledged. He’s heard from many film stars who like the idea of not having to commit to so many seasons. “When we met with Connie, Dylan, and Jessica, they were interested because the story had a beginning, middle and an end. Connie just came off of Friday Night Lights and was not interesting in going back into the grind of a 5-year commitment. When I told her she only had to do a 1-year run, she was excited by that.”

FX notes that AHS performed 50 percent better than Murphy’s last creation, Nip/Tuck.









More of the same news, but I was surprised that it did that much better than Nip/Tuck, which may have flagged by the end but was pretty strong the first few seasons. I think it's more indicitive of how Fx has grown as a network.

jerseydevil
December 27th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Roll Call: All 24 Ghosts Living in the American Horror Story House -- Vulture (http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/12/24-ghosts-american-horror-story-house.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nymag%2Fvulture+%28Vulture+-+nymag.com%27s+Entertainment+and+Culture+Blog%29)

In other Fx news...ARCHER:Season Two on dvd/blu, in stores NOW!!!!!

jerseydevil
December 28th, 2011, 02:19 PM
'American Horror Story': the secret to season 2 | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/12/28/american-horror-story-season-two-secret/)

SPOILER ALERT


He also teased that the secret to next season could be found in AHS’ final three episodes. Well, AHS fans, EW is gonna narrow it down even further for you: the secret to season 2 can be found in….SPOILER ALERT…”Birth,” the penultimate episode of the season and the one in which Vivien went into labor. Says Murphy, “Go through it frame by frame. I planted it in there. I will never reveal it.”

jerseydevil
December 29th, 2011, 12:15 AM
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: A Season One Recap (http://collider.com/american-horror-story-season-one-recap/134630/)

jerseydevil
December 29th, 2011, 02:16 PM
ARCHER The Complete Season 2 DVD Review | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/reviews/180383-archer-the-complete-season-2-dvd-review)

love this show. love it!!!!!!!

jerseydevil
December 29th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Best of 2011 (Behind the Scenes): Louis C.K. on 'Duckling' | PopWatch | EW.com (http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/12/16/louis-ck-duckling-beind-the-scenes/?ew%5FpackageID=20326356)

jerseydevil
January 3rd, 2012, 02:03 PM
'American Horror Story' Postmortem: The Good, the Bad, and the Theories About Season 2 | PopWatch | EW.com (http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/01/01/american-horror-story-postmortem-the-good-the-bad-and-the-theories-about-season-2/)


So where will season 2 plant its sinister stakes? My mind immediately went to the Lemon Grove Prep Academy for Girls – the place where Ben was thinking of sending Violet to get her refocused on academics. (See: the episode “Smoldering Children.”) Many fans suspect Florida, home to “Aunt Jo,” Vivien’s sister. Twin sister, possibly? That would allow Connie Britton to come back next year – and Murphy did say we might see some season 1 cast members again, playing different parts. Trusting Murphy wasn’t pulling our leg when he said that “Birth” contained a clue, here are some possibilities:

CLUE? In the opening sequence, we saw Newhart on Constance’s television. THEORY! Bob Newhart’s second sitcom was set at a small New England inn. Might be too small for American Horror Story – but I am tickled by the idea of a Psycho-esque story at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts. (Another Mass. theory in a second.)

CLUE? The little girl dolls in the Murder House basement, also seen during the prologue. THEORY! American Horror Story 2.0 will reside in Wisconsin, home to the American Girl doll company. The nation’s cheesehead capitol allegedly has “more ghosts per square mile than any other state in America.” As for exact locations, there’s Summerwind, the state’s most haunted house, or – on a bleaker tip — the terrifying farmhouse of one of America’s most infamous homicidal maniacs, Ed Gein, whose grisly atrocities have inspired fictional monsters like Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Jame Gumb (The Silence of the Lambs). Or so Wikipedia tells me.

CLUE? Billie Dean Howard’s story – told visually — about the lost colony of Roanoke. THEORY! Ergo, next season will take place somewhere in Dare County, on the North Carolina coast, perhaps inside a beach house-turned-mental asylum for women lined with Yellow Wallpaper. Too on the nose, if you ask me. (BTW: Would love to see kooky Billie Dean — and her Lifetime show — in the future. Maybe next season will transpire within a haunted Hollywood studio?)

CLUE? The Massachusetts license plate on Ben’s vehicle with an October expiration date. The digits: “14Z Q83.” THEORY! Perhaps next season –which is likely to begin in October — will be set in Salem, Mass., site of a true American horror story, The Salem Witch Trials. Then again, there was a lot of talk about Harvard University in the last couple episodes of the season. Perhaps season 2 will be set at some haunted dormitory… or inside some mysterious building on the fringes of the campus, just down the hallway from Walter Bishop’s lab.

As always, I look forward to being proven wrong. But what about you, AHS fans? Where do you think season 2 will be set or should be set? How do you feel about leaving Murder House behind? Has your opinion of season 1 changed for the better or the worse? I look forward to reading your thoughts in the message boards.

jerseydevil
January 4th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Nice Archer season 2(on dvd) commercial, sorry...cannot embed.


http://www.craveonline.com/tv/previews/180665-exclusive-clip-archer-the-complete-season-2-dvd-

DMAN3474
January 8th, 2012, 05:06 PM
Cant wait for Archer to come back!!!

jerseydevil
January 10th, 2012, 02:21 PM
'Archer' going to space with Bryan Cranston | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/01/10/bryan-cranston-to-guest-on-archer/)


The gravely tones of Walter White are coming to FX’s Archer.

Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will guest-star on the animated hit’s two-part season finale, part of which is set on the International Space Station. First reported by HuffPo and confirmed by FX, the actor will play Commander Drake, an “earnest, conscientious astronaut fighting to quell a mutiny on the space platform.”

So, yes, Sterling Archer will get his Moonraker on. Also guest-starring on the show’s third season: Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead). They join the previously announced Burt Reynolds — Arch’s hero — who guest-stars in the Jan. 19 midseason premiere playing himself. (I’ve seen the first four installments; they’re strong, especially episode 2, where Cyril is promoted to a field agent.)

not a huge surprise, Cranston is a regular on Robot Chicken. Gawd I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!

DMAN3474
January 10th, 2012, 03:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=25vG4crACXA

jerseydevil
January 11th, 2012, 04:57 PM
11 Reasons To Watch Archer - UGO.com (http://www.ugo.com/tv/reasons-to-watch-archer)

ketel&tonic
January 11th, 2012, 11:06 PM
Jesus Christ, that is just... babytown frolics.




1 week! Can't wait!

jerseydevil
January 11th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Who can???? For the first time I do not have screeners of the first couple episodes, those that do have said that, of course, it's even better than it's been. Thank you Fx...thank you. Keep in mind, the first season was a critical and fan fave...but the ratings were marginal. Landsgraff and the great folks at Fx gave it another go and the show is one of their most successful. Still, there are people who have no clue...SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS. This is too good of a show for folks not to watch.

And there had best be more adventures of the wee baby Seamus.

ketel&tonic
January 12th, 2012, 12:39 AM
And there had best be more adventures of the wee baby Seamus.

**** yes! hahahaha!

jerseydevil
January 12th, 2012, 12:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eisMSWZRdhA

jerseydevil
January 15th, 2012, 07:42 PM
TV: Casting Underway on "American Horror Story" S2, Some S1 Actors Returning
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/27911


FX president and general manager John Landgraf met the Television Critics Association to present the cable network's spring season. Taking questions, he addressed the status of "American Horror Story"'s second season and new cast.

"Ryan Murphy's already looking for that cast," Landgraf said. "He's already in active conversations with new people and also two or possibly three of the existing cast members, some series regulars or guest cast may be continuing next year although they would be playing entirely new roles."

Landgraf reiterated that he greenlit the plan to kill off the season one cast. They just didn't want the audience to know that was going to happen. "We just didn't want to tell the audience that because the experience of not knowing where it would end would be diminished, if they knew we were going to burn this cast and location to the ground."

This is something Ryan Murphy does. Maybe not on "Glee," but his previous FX show was reinvented a few times too. If you liked "nip/tuck" in L.A. (and I did. It really saved the series from the Carver and organ thieves) then "American Horror Story" is following a similar artistic path. (continued inside)

"This was something I was really excited about this idea from the get go," Landgraf said. "One of the things I think Ryan's particularly strong at is creating a really distinctive world in all its aspects. That includes the tone and mood of the place, the costume design and music, cinematography. If you looked at the way those characters were dressed, right down to Jessica Lange's wardrobe and the way her hair was style, Ryan Murphy was involved in every aspect of that. Even with nip/tuck he wanted to recreate it at a certain point so he moved it from Miami to LA. This gives him the opportunity to do that every year."

To some extent Landgraf lets Murphy do what he wants. If audiences have a hard time with the show, they're just not going to get Murphy. But there's no reigning him in.

"They have more leeway and creative freedom than most so I don't know every detail of everything they're up to, I certainly knew a lot," Landgraf said. "I knew the entire family was going to die by the end of the season. One of my biggest concerns about the piece is that the nature of the genre is that you're always ahead of the protagonist. You know things the protagonist doesn't know so we knew that certain critics and audiences would get frustrated with the leads. It's just a classic rule of storytelling the leads should know more than the audience, or at least not less. After the lead characters were dead and knew everything, they were at least by the end of the piece able to recapture their status as leads. The final episode where Vivien and Ben Harmon spook the new couple out of the house was the first time in 7 or 8 episodes where they were ahead of the audience. It was an experiment. I didn't know if that would alienate the audience. It didn't in terms of viewership. That's Ryan. He's going to push the form and go to places you wouldn't expect."

The FX thriller from "Glee" co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk capped off its first season run with a record 3.22 million viewers -- a strong finish for the top-rated first season series in the network's history, said THR back in December.

The finale, which drew mixed reviews from critics, delivered 2.2 million viewers in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic, and ranked as cable's No. 1 program in all of key demos Wednesday. Once DVR viewership is factored in for what Nielsen named the year's most time-shifted program, the final tally will likely exceed 5 million total viewers.

jerseydevil
January 15th, 2012, 09:53 PM
Jessica Lange Home Takes Home a Golden Globe Award for American Horror Story | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/49916/jessica-lange-home-takes-home-golden-globe-american-horror-story)

Attagirl!!!!

adgy-san
January 16th, 2012, 01:30 PM
TCA: FX's 'Powers' Still in Limbo - Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tca-fx-powers-in-limbo-brian-michael-bendis-282008)


Calling it one as difficult an adaptation as he's ever worked on, FX president and GM John Landgraf updated reporters Sunday on the cabler's buzzy graphic novel adaptation Powers.

"We didn't pick the pilot of Powers up; we went back and Chick Eglee, who had written it, did a fairly substantial rewrite that would require pretty extensive reshoots of the pilot," Landgraf said. "Right now we're in the process of deciding whether to pull the trigger on the reshoot."

The network topper also told reporters during his executive session that FX is looking to add a pair of new dramas in the coming year. The cabler in November passed on Southern Crime pilot Outlaw Country, starring Mary Steenburgen.

Beyond Powers, FX has Joe Weisberg's KGB spy drama The Americans as a pilot in contention for series order.

jerseydevil
January 16th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Here's more on POWERS

John Landgraf Talks POWERS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 2 and Beyond, ANGER MANAGEMENT (http://collider.com/john-landgraf-fx-powers-american-horror-story-season-2-interview/138214/)


We went back and Chuck Eglee, who had written that, did a fairly substantial rewrite that would require pretty extensive re-shoots of the pilot. Right now, we’re in the process of deciding whether to pull the trigger on that re-shoot. I’ll say that I really adore the underlying material. Also, Brian Bendis, who’s been a fantastic partner on the project, has been with it, from the beginning.


This is as difficult an adaptation as I’ve ever worked on. But, I worked on Karen Sisco. I was an executive producer of it. That was a failed Elmore Leonard show. And then, we went right back around and made an Elmore Leonard show with Justified. That, to me, is my penance to Elmore Leonard for not getting Karen Sisco quite right. So, difficult adaptations interest me, but this is a really hard one.


When you think about a 10 o’clock drama, like The Sopranos, or any sort of serious drama, there’s never been either a theatrical feature film or a television series that’s taken the superhero genre into that type of tonality. It’s never been done, and it’s just really a struggle. But, until Game of Thrones, I don’t think anybody had ever taken the fantasy genre into a 10 o’clock drama territory either. I have enormous respect for HBO, and for David Benioff and everybody who was involved in that show because they managed to pull it off. So, it can be done. It’s just proving really difficult.



Landgraf is the BEST exec in TV today, so if it doesn't get made it won't be for lack of trying.

jerseydevil
January 16th, 2012, 03:43 PM
'Archer' Season 3 Preview Scenes | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/previews/181313-archer-season-3-preview-scenes)

ketel&tonic
January 16th, 2012, 06:15 PM
Something something, your own fingers.

jerseydevil
January 17th, 2012, 11:27 AM
BD Horror News - TV: Jessica Lange Teases Potential Return To 'American Horror Story' (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/27922)

jerseydevil
January 17th, 2012, 12:22 PM
JUSTIFIED tonight. ARCHER/UNSUPERVISED(new cartoon from Justin Long and the creators(?) of Always Sunny) Thursday night. Set your dvr's NOW!!!!!!

adgy-san
January 18th, 2012, 10:15 AM
Thoughts on Justified 3.1?

I thought it was quite enjoyable, personally.

jerseydevil
January 18th, 2012, 01:28 PM
THUD: Season Three of Justified is the the best yet | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/80786/thud-season-three-of-justified-is-the-the-best-yet/)


Pruitt Taylor-Vince. Neal McDonough. Desmond Harrington.

And that blubbering Bubba Gump *******.

All these dudes show up in the first few episodes of this, the third season on FX’s ever-improving Elmore Leonard series Justified. Add to that the continued presence of Jere Burns, Natalie Zea, Nick Searcy (who has a powerhouse interrogation scene), Jeremy Davies (somehow channeling his annoyingness into good work), and the delicious twosome of Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins.

Seriously, Goggins deserves a lifetime achievement award for just this and The Shield.

The reason for this article is to say that if you love Justified, this season is so far the strongest and most enriching yet. By a large margin. The dialogue is better, the actors are at home in their characters like never before, and even the characters sent to the periphery are getting quality screen time. If you love it, you’ll love it more despite the loss of Margo Martindale and her award winning presence.

If you don’t yet love it, now is the time. It’s a top five show on television right now. With some of the stuff on FX, HBO, Showtime, and AMC that’s saying something.

And I didn’t even mention Carla Gugino.



Here ya go Adge...gonna watch it tonight and I'll let you know what I thought.

Kings Provisional
January 18th, 2012, 01:36 PM
Thoughts on Justified 3.1?

I thought it was quite enjoyable, personally.

I will join you on that thought. I really liked it and the rest of the season looks great!

jerseydevil
January 18th, 2012, 02:05 PM
'Justified' season premiere review | Ken Tucker's TV | EW.com (http://watching-tv.ew.com/2012/01/17/justified-timothy-olyphant-desmond-harrington-dexter/)

Another review...spoilers included.

jerseydevil
January 19th, 2012, 07:52 AM
Hercules Says FX’s New Animated Sitcom UNSUPERVISED Proves Decidedly Unsuper!!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/52780)


An animated series about two teens with no parental guidance, “Unsupervised” is a the brainchild of writer-actor David Hornsby, who also wrote and starred in the horrible (and quickly cancelled) Thursday night CBS sitcom “How To Be A Gentleman.”

“Unsupervised” is also a terrible show, and does itself no favors by arriving so soon after the triumphant return of Mike Judge’s much, much better “Beavis and “Butthead” over on MTV. Big talents like Justin Long, Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford and Kristin Bell lend their voices to little avail.



Follows THE PREMIER OF ARCHER!!!!!! Thursday night.

As far as Justified...the first 10 minutes were priceless. Walton Goggins is simply sick and the back and forth between him and Raylen was brilliant. Raylen is a little under fire after season 2, from his boss and his coworkers...so that cool cowboy exterior ain't working as well. But the one thing this show does really well is supporting cast. I have always liked Neil McDonough so I am very happy he seems to be part of the big bad this season. I found myself laughing out loud a few times during the episode. Just good stuff. I think it's gonna be another great season.

adgy-san
January 19th, 2012, 09:23 AM
I think my favorite character in that show is probably his boss, played by Nick Searcy. He gets a lot of the funny lines.

jerseydevil
January 19th, 2012, 09:39 AM
I think my favorite character in that show is probably his boss, played by Nick Searcy. He gets a lot of the funny lines.

Yeah the whole 'That's my job' exchange was just another example of the organic humor in this show.


SPOILERS, do you think Boyd got hisself locked up to get his shot at Dickie????

adgy-san
January 19th, 2012, 09:41 AM
SPOILERS, do you think Boyd got hisself locked up to get his shot at Dickie????

I had the exact same thought when I saw him walking by Dickie.

jerseydevil
January 22nd, 2012, 07:00 PM
ARCHER 3.04 'The Man From Jupiter' | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/reviews/181647-archer-304-the-man-from-jupiter)


There's nothing wrong with "The Man From Jupiter" aside from not being quite as mindblowingly funny as other episodes in the series. For any other show, this would be one of the best episodes of the season. For "Archer," it's just very, very good.

notbob
January 23rd, 2012, 02:53 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-twFqSF3UbtE/TwozvSzoBNI/AAAAAAAAACc/POZqPuzH6uA/s1600/archer+season+3+fx+back.png

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rIVmUuMBY9U/TxR3dS-OiPI/AAAAAAAAAI8/4-lTGW9vPPw/s1600/archer+season+3+publicity+book+fx+cover1.png

Blueline
January 23rd, 2012, 03:07 PM
Finally saw the season opener for Justified and I must say I'm really pleased with this show yet again. Great writing, great acting and as witty and funny as ever. I'm hearing that this season is the strongest ever which is quite a feat in itself. Can't wait to see where this all heads.

Best line: Sorry about your tablecloth.

Blueline
January 23rd, 2012, 03:09 PM
I had the exact same thought when I saw him walking by Dickie.

What might be even more compelling is, what if Raylan and Boyd did that on purpose?

jerseydevil
January 23rd, 2012, 05:55 PM
What might be even more compelling is, what if Raylan and Boyd did that on purpose?

OOOOh nicely done. Wow. I read a review of the first four and apparently



SPOILERS!!!!!!!!



the hunt is on for Mag's fortune, and Dickie may know just where to find it.

jerseydevil
January 23rd, 2012, 05:56 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-twFqSF3UbtE/TwozvSzoBNI/AAAAAAAAACc/POZqPuzH6uA/s1600/archer+season+3+fx+back.png

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rIVmUuMBY9U/TxR3dS-OiPI/AAAAAAAAAI8/4-lTGW9vPPw/s1600/archer+season+3+publicity+book+fx+cover1.png


"Look at his tufted ears..."

ketel&tonic
January 23rd, 2012, 06:10 PM
"just tape 'em up!"

jerseydevil
January 23rd, 2012, 06:13 PM
"just tape 'em up!"

Haha...

“How totally hot is he?” “I swear to God you could totally drown a toddler in my panties right now. I mean, not that you would.”

notbob
January 23rd, 2012, 07:29 PM
First episode was a great start to the season

jerseydevil
January 25th, 2012, 11:07 AM
Walton Goggins Talks JUSTIFIED Season 3, LINCOLN, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, and Quentin Tarantino (http://collider.com/walton-goggins-justified-season-3-lincoln-g-i-joe-2-interview/140297/)

For his work on The Shield and Justified Goggins already deserves a Lifetime Acheivement Emmy. Simple truth.

ketel&tonic
January 26th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Shut your dickholes, get your gear, shut up again and start walking!

roenick
January 27th, 2012, 08:58 AM
Shut your dickholes, get your gear, shut up again and start walking!

She is frackin' classic! I almost spit my water when she said that!

Creeping Death
January 27th, 2012, 10:09 AM
Whats a click?

jerseydevil
February 3rd, 2012, 01:32 PM
Dana Gould And Dave Grohl Team Up For Rock Band Comedy On FX | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/articles/182407-dana-gould-and-dave-grohl-team-up-for-rock-band-comedy-on-fx)


Although Dana Gould is perhaps best known as a comedian, he was also a writer on "The Simpsons" for seven seasons. And now it looks like Gould may be heading back to television with an unexpected collaborator.

Deadline is reporting that Gould has joined the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on a new comedy series being developed at FX. The currently untitled project focuses on a rock band on the brink of breaking up just as they begin to achieve superstardom. To save the band, the members agree to enter therapy and they wind up with "a misanthropic couple’s therapist from Agoura on the brink of divorce."

jerseydevil
February 8th, 2012, 11:53 AM
BD Horror News - TV: Next 'American Horror Story' To Be Told From A "Horror Institution" (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/28262)


Those of you who are dying for a few clues as to what to expect from the second season of "American Horror Story," show creator Ryan Murphy opened up a bit on Bravo’s "Watch What Happens Live" Monday night.

As discovered by TV Line, during a round of WWHL's "Plead the Fifth," Murphy confirmed that Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange will appear in some capacity during the FX horror show's sophomore season. As for other returning actors, the exec producer told Cohen, "I'm in negotiations with four of the people who were on last year's show, and none of them were the Harmons" — which means Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott or Taissa Farmiga are all long gone.

Murphy also teased that the upcoming season will take place on the East Coast in a "horror institution." Now that's a way to kick it up a notch!

jerseydevil
February 9th, 2012, 11:37 AM
'Sons of Anarchy' Prequel Series Breakdown | CraveOnline (http://www.craveonline.com/tv/articles/182789-sons-of-anarchy-prequel-series-breakdown)


Earlier this month, "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter and FX revealed that the hit series was renewed for a sixth season, with a seventh season extremely likely to follow. Given the show's continued popularity, the announcement wasn't surprising.

However, Sutter went on to make a very intriguing post on Twitter about a potential "Sons of Anarchy" prequel series. "I informally pitched the 1st 9 idea to FX. We're mulling if/when it would make sense. It would be a much different show."

Although the possible "Sons of Anarchy" prequel series is admittedly just a notion at this point, the early response from fans seems to indicate that there is a real demand to discover the story behind the first 9 members of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle club. Over the course of four seasons, fans have gotten a few tantalizing glimpses of SAMCRO's past. But there's still a lot we don't know.

jerseydevil
February 13th, 2012, 05:39 PM
Graham Yost JUSTIFIED Season 3 Interview; Hopes to Have Patton Oswalt and Eric Stonestreet Guest Star (http://collider.com/graham-yost-justified-season-3-interview/145085/)

Had a star sighting of Boyd Crowder/Shane(Walton Goggins) @ my local Whole Foods the other day...think I scared him when he saw me frantically tugging on Kingsqueens elbow whilst pointing furiously.

Creeping Death
February 17th, 2012, 11:13 PM
And what..... is in his ass?

notbob
February 18th, 2012, 09:36 AM
Your hands are like cricket bats!

jerseydevil
February 22nd, 2012, 10:22 AM
3 frights that got cut from the 1st season of American Horror Story | Blastr (http://blastr.com/2012/02/3-frights-that-got-cut-fr.php)

In other Fx news...SPOILERS

thank God that Winona left Raylen. We all knew that was bound to happen and it was awesome to see him irritated as hell w/everyone. And, if you saw the preview for this weeks ARCHER, looks like Gillette is no longer paralyzed. Looks like another awesome episode!

jerseydevil
February 22nd, 2012, 10:35 AM
'Justified' EP Graham Yost talks 'When the Guns Come Out' | Inside TV | EW.com (http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/02/22/justified-when-the-guns-come-out/)

adgy-san
February 22nd, 2012, 01:51 PM
In other Fx news...SPOILERS

thank God that Winona left Raylen. We all knew that was bound to happen and it was awesome to see him irritated as hell w/everyone.

Yeah, hopefully she'll be gone for a good, long while.

I didn't really get why they even bothered with the money missing and Charlie being in Mexico, though. Unless Charlie is going to play into a future storyline, why even have that in there?

I look forward to this show every week more than any other at the moment.

jerseydevil
February 23rd, 2012, 12:20 AM
Yeah, hopefully she'll be gone for a good, long while.

I didn't really get why they even bothered with the money missing and Charlie being in Mexico, though. Unless Charlie is going to play into a future storyline, why even have that in there?

I look forward to this show every week more than any other at the moment.

B.T.W. this guy's( William Mapother - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0544611/) ) character was hopefully not just a one off. There was some real nice menace from a career character actor there.

ketel&tonic
February 23rd, 2012, 04:54 PM
Potato, podildo.


FX just ordered season 4 of Archer. DAYNJAH ZOOOOONE!!!!!!

jerseydevil
February 24th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Just to follow up...

FX Renews ARCHER for Season 4 (http://collider.com/archer-renewed-season-4/147642/)


Here?s the full press release:

LOS ANGELES, February 23, 2012 ? FX has ordered season four of its Emmy? and Annie Award nominated animated series Archer, and FX Productions closed an overall production deal with the series? Executive Producers, Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, and their animation studio, Floyd County Productions, it was jointly announced by Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for FX and Eric Schrier, Executive Vice President, FX Productions and Head of Series Development for FX.

Archer was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson. The show is produced by FX Productions. Four all new episodes of Archer remain in season three with the season finale slated for Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 PM E/P. Compared to its season two averages, first-run episodes of Archer?s third season are delivering ratings gains of +62% in Adults 18-34 (1.03 million), +44% in Adults 18-49 (1.58 million) and +32% in Total Viewers (2.0 million). Versus season one, Archer has grown +76% in Adults 18-48 and +67% in Adults 18-34. On a weekly basis, season three of Archer is averaging 3.31 million Total Viewers, 2.49 million Adults 18-49 and 1.64 million Adults 18-34.*

In tonight?s episode, ?Bloody Ferlin? (Airs February 23, 10:00 pm e/p), Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) must help Gillette (Adam Reed) save his younger brother Randy (Jack McBrayer) and Randy?s wife ?Janelle? (Paula Malcomson) from a crooked sheriff, ?EZ Ponder? (Michael Rooker), in the backwoods of West Virginia. [Written and voice directed by Adam Reed]

?It was an easy decision to order more Archer,? said Grad. ?Adam, Matt, and our amazing voice cast are delivering one of the funniest and smartest shows on television. It has deservedly grown beyond its initial cult following to become both a critical and ratings success. It is a true asset to the FX comedy roster.?

FX has ordered 13 episodes for the series? fourth season.

Reed said, ?We are insanely excited that FX Productions has committed to a multi-year deal for Archer and Floyd County Productions. They?re fantastic to work with, and we hope to keep making good shows for FX for as long as they?ll have us.?

Thompson added, ?I am over the moon excited about the trust and faith FX has placed in Floyd County Productions with this deal. We have over 100 extremely talented artists that amaze me every day with their talent and work ethic. We hope to build on this, growing into a giant animating monster that will eventually take over the world.?

The overall deal with FX Productions is for two years with an option for an additional two years that will keep Reed and Thompson with FXP for any additional seasons of Archer and any new projects they develop. The overall pact also includes Reed and Thompson?s animation studio, Floyd County Productions, to continue as animators on Archer, along with FX?s second animated comedy series Unsupervised, and any new animated series produced by FX Productions or developed by FX. This is the second overall deal for FXP.?Adam and Matt are incredibly gifted producers and we?re proud to have them and Floyd County under the FX Productions umbrella,? said Schrier. ?Archer has been an incredibly successful title for FXP, from ratings to DVD sales, iTunes, merchandise and even its bestselling book. They?ve done an outstanding job of animating Unsupervised. This is a great deal for FXP as we continue to expand the studio, and it affords us the ability to aggressively pursue new animated projects.?

FX Productions produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, and Unsupervised and it co-produces the award winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and critically acclaimed hit drama series Justified.

FXP?s first overall deal was with the producers of It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, and their RCG Productions. The first series to go to air under the RCG deal was FX?s Unsupervised from co-creators Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby. RCG?s next project is the comedy pilot Living Loaded for FOX, which was co-created by McElhenney and Rosell inspired by the book of the same title by Dan Dunn.

Reed and Thompson are represented by Matt Rice and Joel Begleiter at UTA, and Gregg Gellman of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner

Archer, an animated, half-hour comedy, revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances is daunting and enigmatic, every covert operation and global crisis are actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gains and selfish pleasures.

The series features the voice of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy ?Sterling Archer,? a role which garnered Benjamin an Emmy? Award nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2010. The ensemble voice cast also includes Aisha Tyler as fellow agent provocateur ?Lana Kane?; Jessica Walter as Sterling?s domineering mother and the rapacious CEO of ISIS, ?Malory Archer?; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller of ISIS, ?Cyril Figgis?; Judy Greer as Maloy?s loquacious secretary, ?Cheryl Tunt?; Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, ?Pam Poovey?; series creator Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason at ISIS, ?Ray Gillette?; Lucky Yates as ISIS?s possibly mad scientist, ?Krieger?; and George Coe as Archer?s elderly and always exploited butler, ?Woodhouse.?

The Archer franchise expanded this year with the January release of the book How To Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails ever Written. Currently in its 7th printing, How To Archer was written by series creator Adam Reed under the pen name of ?Sterling Archer? and is a New York Times best-seller. The book is published by It Books.



Hey guys...what about bringing back Frisky Dingo.

jerseydevil
February 28th, 2012, 01:15 PM
FX Announces Summer Premiere Dates for WILFRED, ANGER MANAGEMENT, LOUIE and STRANGELY UPLIFTING (http://collider.com/fx-summer-premiere-dates-louie-anger-management/148694/)


Here’s the full press release:

FX will be television’s comedy destination this summer with the return of two of its acclaimed original series, Louie and Wilfred, the debut of its new late-night original series Strangely Uplifting with Russell Brand, and Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen, all airing Thursday nights beginning June 28.

The series premiere of FX’s acquired comedy Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen kicks off June 28 with the first two episodes airing at 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM E/P. In the following weeks, the series will air first-run episodes Thursdays at 9:30 PM with the previous week’s episode repeated at 9:00 PM. FX has ordered 10 episodes of Anger Management from producers Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television. In Anger Management, Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf co-star. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patients each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Prior to his career as a therapist, Charlie was a stalled minor league baseball prospect whose road to the majors was sidetracked by his own struggle with anger issues. After a stint in anger management therapy, he made it to the majors and had one terrific season before his anger issues put him on the shelf for good. In the final game of his career, he tried to snap a bat over his leg, which resulted in a career-ending injury. That injury led him back to school and to his current profession. Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend, an ex-wife whose positive outlook but poor choice in men frustrates Charlie, and their 13-year-old daughter who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. Bruce Helford serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Joe Roth, Mark Burg, Dave Caplan are Executive Producers.

Season two of the acclaimed hit comedy Wilfred starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann debuts at 10:00 PM E/P. Academy Award-winning actor/comedian Robin Williams has signed on for a guest-starring role in the season opener.Wilfred is about a young man, “Ryan” (Wood), struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with “Wilfred” (Gann), his neighbor’s pet dog. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. Series regulars also include Fiona Gubelmann as “Jenna,” Ryan’s beautiful neighbor and Wilfred’s owner, and Dorian Brown as “Kristen,” Ryan’s uptight sister. FX has ordered 13 episodes for season two. Wilfred’s debut season ranks as FX’s most-watched freshman comedy in the network’s history among Total Viewers (2.22 million), Adults 18-49 (1.56 million), and Adults 18-34 (932,000). On a multi-run total basis, Wilfred averaged 3.8 million Total Viewers and 2.66 million in Adults18-49. Wilfred is based on the critically acclaimed Australian series of the same title. It was adapted for FX by David Zuckerman, who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Gann, Rich Frank, Paul Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park, and Joe Connor and Ken Connor of Renegade. Wilfred is produced by FX Productions.

Season three of the acclaimed and award-winning comedy series Louie, starring actor/comedian Louis C.K., premieres at 10:30 PM E/P. FX has ordered 13 episodes of the series for season three. The critically acclaimed FX original comedy series Louie is filtered through the observational humor of Emmy? Award-winning comedian Louis C.K. From the inventive imagination of Louis C.K., Louie puts a spotlight on C.K.’s everyday ordeals, his quest to find love and his pursuit of humor. Each episode features a scripted story and a mix of his stand-up comedy, which is original material for the series. The single-camera comedy is shot in New York. TIME magazine called Louie the best show on television in 2011. In its second season, the series was honored with an AFI Award as one of the 10 Most Outstanding Television Shows of 2011; received Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series; Television Critics Association Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Individual Achievement in Comedy and numerous other accolades. Louie’s sophomore season was stronger than ever, posting significant growth over its first season across the board: +36% in Adults 18-49 (1.07 million vs. 781,000), +41% in Adults 18-34 (669,000 vs. 476,000) and +29% in Total Viewers (1.43 vs. 1.11 million). On a multi-run total basis, Louie’s second season averaged 2.61 million Total Viewers and 1.9 million Adults 18-49. Louis C.K. serves as executive producer, writer, director and editor for the series, and M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment are executive producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.

Finally, the series premiere of Strangely Uplifting, FX’s new late-night comedy starring acclaimed actor/comedian Russell Brand, will debut, at 11:00 PM E/P. The series features Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The network has ordered six half-hour installments of the series that will be shot in front of a live audience. The format will draw heavily on Brand’s interaction with that audience. The series is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. This marks the first television deal for Branded Films. Executive Producers are Russell Brand, Troy Miller and Nik Linnen. Miller also serves as Director of the series. The series was originally scheduled for the spring, but was pushed to the summer due to a film production starring Brand.



Won't be watching anger management, tired of Sheen. I am really looking forward to WILFRED & LOUIE and the Russell Brand show intrigues me.

jerseydevil
March 1st, 2012, 10:38 AM
BD Horror News - TV: Natalie Zea Hunted By Fox's Serial Killer (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/28562)

Looks like Wynona may be gone for good.

roenick
March 1st, 2012, 03:22 PM
BD Horror News - TV: Natalie Zea Hunted By Fox's Serial Killer (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/28562)

Looks like Wynona may be gone for good.

Not totally upset with this as I had idea how that would be resolved for Raylon.

jerseydevil
March 1st, 2012, 11:19 PM
Not totally upset with this as I had idea how that would be resolved for Raylon.

That clears the way for him and Carla Gugino's character, who I gotta think ain't done yet.

jerseydevil
March 2nd, 2012, 12:12 AM
Jessica Lange to be a Big Part of American Horror Story Season 2 | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/53239/jessica-lange-be-big-part-american-horror-story-season-2)


There's no doubt about it that Jessica Lange's award-winning performance in "American Horror Story" was a big reason that viewers kept tuning in. She was just priceless, and it only makes sense she take on a bigger role in Season 2.

In an interview with Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the show, Murphy revealed to EW that in Season 2 Lange will be playing an entirely different character and the series will be revolving around her.

“We have designed the second season of 'American Horror Story' completely around her character. Last year Jessica came in with Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. This will really be the Jessica Lange show so I’m very excited about it. We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. She and I have spoken about different things. She has a lot of ideas and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress. She’s a great collaborator and a great friend.”

Count us in! Look for Season 2 of "American Horror Story" later this year.


I want this show to succeed. What a tremendous experiment. Hope they can keep the quality up...hell they really kinda need to up it. Only thing they should not change,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfo5WQs7WR8

jerseydevil
March 3rd, 2012, 12:12 PM
BD Horror News - TV: Another Trio Check Into 'American Horror Story' Institute! (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/28595)


"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy announced tonight at PaleyFest that Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe will join Zachary Quinto and Jessica Lange to play completely new characters in the sophomore season of the FX horror anthology series.

Says THR, Season 2 will shift from the creepy Los Angeles haunted mansion to an East Coast "horror institution," with SAG and Golden Globe award winner Jessica Lange (who co-starred as the all-knowing nosy next door neighbor Constance) and Zachary Quinto (who recurred as a ghost trapped in the house) previously confirmed to return.

Peters co-starred as a mass-murderer-turned-ghost stuck in the house Tate Langdon, while Paulson had a more limited run as medium Billie Dean -- who in the penultimate "Birth" episode explained to Violet (Farmiga) that the house had a paramagnetic grip -- like a battery, with negative energy that feeds on trauma and draws things to it. Rabe played Nora Montgomery, one of the original owners of the house at the center of the series.

Season 2 of FX's "American Horror Story," which will likely return in October, will revolve around Lange's new character, with Quito cast as a series regular.

jerseydevil
March 6th, 2012, 02:23 PM
FX Orders Fourth Season of JUSTIFIED (http://collider.com/justified-renewed-season-4/150408/)


Here’s the press release:

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2011 – FX has ordered 13 episodes for season four of its Emmy? Award-winning hit drama series Justified, announced Nick Grad, FX Executive Vice President of Original Programming. Six all new episodes remain in season three, airing Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT, with the third season finale airing April 10.

“Justified is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence,” said Grad. “Graham Yost and his writing team continue to deliver compelling material and richly drawn characters brought to life by the brilliance of Timothy Olyphant and our terrific ensemble cast. Their work is validated by universal acclaim, awards, and ratings that have grown every year. We look forward to many more seasons to come.”

Developed for television by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified (TV-MA) is based on the popular Elmore Leonard character “Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens” from his short story Fire in the Hole and some of his other novels.

“There are many reasons all of us on Justified are grateful to get a chance to do another season,” said Yost. “We get to do more work with amazing actors, writers, producers, directors, musicians, editors and a jaw-droppingly talented crew. We get to keep doing a show that appeals to a wide demographic: people in Harlan, retired US Marshals, criminals (we honestly did hear that), and, most happily, our guide, our muse, Elmore Leonard. Best of all, we get to keep doing a show on FX (and while that may sound like craven ass-kissing, when you look at their roster, you can’t help but feel grateful to be on that list).”

“Graham’s modern day take on the western and masterful storytelling have helped bring the genre to the forefront,” said John Westphal, Senior Vice President, US. current programming, Sony Pictures Television. “The storytelling and performances brought to life by Tim Olyphant, Walton Goggins and the rest of the cast, continue to elevate the series season after season.”

Through seven weeks, first-run episodes of season 3 of Justified are averaging 4.3 million viewers (+8% vs. season 2) and 2.1 million Adults 18-49 (+8% vs. season 2). The weekly multi-run average viewership for the season 3 is 7.0 million total viewers and 3.4 million Adults 18-49.

Justified airs its eighth episode tonight, titled “Watching the Detectives” (10 PM ET/PT). A shocking murder forces Raylan to confront his past mistakes. Boyd grapples with Harlan’s corrupt sheriff.

The series co-stars Walton Goggins as Raylan’s old nemesis/friend “Boyd Crowder,” Nick Searcy as Givens longtime friend and boss “Chief Deputy Art Mullen,” Jacob Pitts as “Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson,” Erica Tazel as “Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks,” Joelle Carter as “Ava Crowder,” and Natalie Zea as Raylan’s ex-wife “Winona Hawkins.” After Margo Martindale won an Emmy Award for her guest-starring role in season two as the evil matriarch “Mags Bennett,” this season brings Neal McDonough as Detroit businessman “Robert Quarles” and Mykelti Williamson as the mysterious “Limehouse” to face off against Raylan Givens.

Yost wrote the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Writer on the series. Leonard is an Executive Producer on the series along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Michael Dinner and Fred Golan, and Olyphant is a Producer. Justified is produced by FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television.



Hardly surprising.

adgy-san
March 7th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Another excellent episode last night, though I was kinda hoping Raylan would be in trouble for a little longer. Great tension.

How long until Carla Gugino comes back?

jerseydevil
March 7th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Keri Russell to Star in FX Spy Pilot THE AMERICANS (http://collider.com/keri-russell-the-americans/150667/)


Keri Russell has agreed to star in the FX period drama pilot The Americans. The project comes from Falling Skies’ Joe Weisberg and Justified showrunner Graham Yost and centers on two KGB spies posing as a married American couple in the suburbs of Washington DC in the 1980s. The drama in the show comes not only from the spy aspect, but also from the fact that the couple has two children who are unaware of their parents’ true identities. Their relationship grows into a passionate and genuine relationship, but they’re constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the “intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control.” Deadline reports that, following prolonged negotiations, Russell has signed on to play the wife.

This is one of the more promising pilots currently in development, and Russell is an interesting choice for the lead. She came to prominence on the WB drama series Felicity, but took a stab at comedy in Mitch Hurtwitz’s Running Wilde. The latter show didn’t last, but I think The Americans is a smart move for the actress. Now producers turn to casting the husband, a crucial role as the character grows an affinity for America’s values and way of life.