Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 SITCOM PILOT UPDATES: BEN FELDMAN IN 'A TO Z'! LINDSAY PRICE IN 'LIFESAVER'! GRETA GERWIG IN 'HOW I MET YOUR DAD'! JUSTIN HARTLEY IS 'DAMAGED GOODS'! ELLEN BURSTYN IN 'OLD SOUL'! 1ST PICTURE OF GRANT GUSTIN AS 'THE FLASH'

BEN FELDMAN IN
'A TO Z' SITCOM PILOT AT NBC
It's that time of the year when castings for the new TV pilots (the first episodes of potential shows upon which it will be decided whether a show will be picked up for a whole season) are on, and I have tones of TV updates for you today. Let us start with always charming Ben Feldman (LIVING WITH FRAN, MAD MEN) who has just been cast in A TO Z sitcom at NBC. The story follows the relationship between a young couple, Andrew (Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti), from meeting to breakup. Andrew is described as an optimist, a smart, sarcastic guy’s guy who, despite his love of sports and action movies, is a closet romantic and believes in “the one” — now he just needs to find her. Leonora Crichlow from British BEING HUMAN will play Zelda's roommate and co-worker.

LINDSAY PRICE
JOINS 'LIFESAVER' NBC COMEDY
One of my fave TV faces, gorgeous Lindsay Price (she was so brilliant in prematurely deceased LIPSTICK JUNGLE) is now set to play in LIFESAVER sitcom at NBC! The odd couple comedy centres on the uptight, controlling and a bit neurotic Dr. Graham Permenter (Christian Borle) and loose cannon Leon (Jonathan Ryland), who become inextricably linked after Leon saves Graham’s life by giving him a kidney. Price will play Jennifer, Graham’s girlfriend and a doctor at the hospital with him who doesn’t mind Leon in the way that Graham does.
HOW I MET YOUR DAD SPINOFF
Over at CBS they're preparing HOW I MET YOUR DAD spinoff sitcom which will have Greta Gerwig and Drew Tarver in the lead roles. In the vein of the original series, this one tells the story from a female point of view, that of Sally (Greta Gerwig), and revolves around a new group of friends in New York. Tarver will play Todd, Sally’s best friend and roommate from college who is now married to her brother.

JUSTIN HARTLEY IN
 'DAMAGED GOODS' ABC SITCOM
Another of my fave TV faces, Justin Hartley will topline ABC comedy pilot DAMAGED GOODS which revolves around two damaged men (Hartley and Steve Talley) and two damaged women who explore the minutiae of love and relationships. According to 'Deadline', Hartley’s smart and egoistic Tim is hit hard when his girlfriend and law firm colleague gets the promotion he expected to get. Childish and unable to applaud her accomplishments or be with a woman who outranks him, the relationship seems all but over — unless she resigns. Ben Lawson is also in the cast.

ELLEN BURSTYN IN
'OLD SOUL' PILOT
Meanwhile, NBC's comedy pilot OLD SOUL has just added Ellen Burstyn next to Natasha Lyonne. Produced by Amy Poehler, it centres on a reformed wild child Nadia (Lyonne) who has a business caring for the elderly and feels she has more in common with her colorful old clients than she does with people her age. Burstyn will be Nadia’s aunt Eileen, an earthy lesbian with a New Age bent who has recently survived cancer. Nadia may take care of her elderly clients, which are Eileen’s friends, but Eileen takes care of Nadia. Rita Moreno and Fred Willard are also in the cast.

GRANT GUSTIN IN THE FIRST
 'THE FLASH' CW SHOW IMAGE
And I have already posted this at our Facebook and Twitter pages, but here's Grant Gustin in the first picture as THE FLASH in the  upcoming new CW series on the superfast superhero clad in tight red costume. Oscar winning Colleen Atwood has designed the costume.

34 comments:

  1. ssshhhhhh! I am sneaking in to say hello... "HELLO". I think that HIMYD will not grab the attention it thinks it wants... and heck yes on Flash... thank you for being out there, talk soon... talk lots!

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    1. Who is this? :) I smell a Borg with inserted metal plates in him :) Nice to see you, J-man! Hope your ankle is healing nicely

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  2. On the question of who'll win at the Oscars tonight, I defer to your expertise, Dezzy! *mwah*

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    1. I hope Cate and Fassy win, the rest don't really peak my interest :)

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  3. The flash costume kinda reminds me of the Daredevil movie

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  4. I have been a longtime fan of Lipstick Jungle so I'm excited to watch Lindsay Price on tv again.

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    1. LIPSTICK JUNGLE is one of the most underrated shows ever. I loved it so much, and the cast was outstanding. Adore Lindsay, Kim Raver and Buckley

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    2. I've never heard of Lipstick Jungle. I'll have to see if I can find it.

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    3. I loved it, Annzie. It was a lovely drama about friendship, love and belief in those two powers of life. And the actresses were amazing.

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  5. Sounds like a group of interesting new sitcoms.

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    1. and that's just a very small number of them :)

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  6. The Flash... really? I was planning on putting on the outfit myself to go shopping but then I realized maybe it would look really ridiculous.

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    1. but why? I'd personally wouldn't allow you to go shopping in anything except The Flash outfit! Or you could go as Polux... remember The Flash's blue twin brother :)

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    2. Well, you could be my side-kick.... Or kick my side...

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    3. I can do both, choose your pick :)

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  7. LOVE your Welsh weekend design. I wish we could see some daffodils around here. Still getting snow, but I'm ready for sings of spring.

    And Old Souls could be interesting. I've been watching Derek, Ricky Gervais' new show set in an old people's home

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    1. I'm celebrating in the honour of my beloved Welsh darlings Catherine Zeta Jones and Luke Evans :)
      Daffodils are ready to bloom here, we haven't had winter at all this year :(
      I'm saving DEREK for summer when there's nothing else to watch. Too busy now with MUSKETEERS, REIGN, ALMOST HUMAN, BLACK SAILS, WALKING DEAD, and DA VINCI'S DEMONS close too

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  8. I liked him on Drop Dead Diva, but for the life of me, cannot remember him on Living with Fran.

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    1. he was Fran's son :) he lived with her and his sister in their house to which she brought her young hubs Ryan McPartlin :)

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    2. Gosh, it's been so long that I don't remember ........

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  9. I don't know much about the Flash character. How well he fills out the suit is my only concern :)

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    1. exquisitely well, dear, exquisitely :)

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  10. Quite a wide spectrum of shows coming.

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    1. yep, tones of comedies to make us laugh in this dark world of ours

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  11. Some of these names ring a bell. I miss watching sitcoms. I used to watch them with abandon and they were a great escape. Maybe I can fit some in my DVR listings.

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    1. You must, I find them extremely therapeutic!

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  12. I'm hoping the Flash is as good as Arrow has been.
    Also wishing for crossovers.

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    1. fingers crossed. I haven't watched ARROW.

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  13. Flash's costume looks like it's painted on him.

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  14. Old Soul will probably call me in. I have always much preferred the company of older folk than those of my own age.

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    1. me too :) For some reason older people appreciate in me all the things younglings usually don't notice :) The things you accept as biggest qualities as you grow older and mature and wise

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)