Monday, February 2, 2015

COMEDY SUNDAY: KEVIN CONNOLLY IN 'FANTASY LIFE' SITCOM, IDINA MENZEL IN 'HAPPY TIME', CBS 'HALF OF IT' SITCOM! 'WRECKED' DESERT ISLAND SITCOM CASTS ZACH CREGGER, GINGER GONZAGA, JAMES SCOTT, WILL GREENBERG

KEVIN CONNOLLY LEADS
'FANTASY LIFE' FOX SITCOM
It's comedy day today, people, since we're in the middle of the season when networks are ordering pilot episodes for possible new comedy series! In the news coming from Fox, always delightful Kevin Connolly, whom we loved last season in FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, will topline new sitcom FANTASY LIFE. When a hard working guy lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show, he’s forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be.

'THE HALF OF IT' AT CBS
CBS has, meanwhile, given a pilot order for multiple camera sitcom THE HALF OF IT which will revolve around a newly divorced dad who revels in the fact that he now gets to keep half his stuff, which is more than he ever had when he was married.

IDINA MENZEL IN 'HAPPY TIME'
One of the sitcoms which are being prepared not for this, but for next year is HAPPY TIME coming from Ellen Degeneres who is planning to hire Idina Menzel in the lead role of a woman in the public eye who’s ready to stop pretending she’s so damned happy all the time.

'WRECKED' DESERTED ISLAND
SITCOM CASTS ZACH CREGGER, GINGER GONZAGA, JAMES SCOTT
Over at TBS the cast has been gathered for their new deserted island set sitcom WRECKED about a group of extremely diverse survivors of a plane crash on a remote island who must adjust to life in a dangerous new world that poses unique threats — mostly brought upon themselves. No longer plugged in, the group must navigate this new society and learn to live without the comforts of 2015! Zach Cregger, whom we adored in GUYS WITH KIDS, will play the lead role of Owen, a flight attendant who only took this job out of college to travel and avoid starting his life. Ginger Gonzaga will play Emma, who’s on her way to Thailand with her friend, Florence, after having decided to drop out of medical school. Jessica Lowe plays Florence, intellectually pretentious and a feminist in theory, she spouts complex, forward-thinking social ideas on which she’s too lazy or scared to act. Asif Ali is Pack, a sports agent who’s tied to his iPhone like it’s an umbilical cord. Ally Maki, plays Jess, who is travelling to Thailand with her handsome douchebag boyfriend Todd, with whom she struggles to get along. Will Greenberg is her boyfriend Todd. Brooke Dillman is Karen, a vice president of Google competitor Bing, who’s a passenger on the plane. James Scott is Liam, seemingly the most handsome man in the world (even after a plane crash), Liam’s done 10 years with British Special Forces before that and now campaigns for human rights for child war refugees. George Basil is Chet, a drunk guy who’s passed out on the plane and doesn’t even realize when it crashes. Rhys Darby plays Steve, a cheerful, good-natured guy who’s travelling on the plane with his enormous dog Brimlow. Brian Sacca plays Danny who wants to be a cop — a profession neither his physique nor work ethic would allow — and is going to Thailand to essentially sow his wild oats before he enrolls in the police academy.

31 comments:

  1. Yay for Kevin! Lurve him.
    "Half of It" sounds possibly funny time.
    Plane crash, deserted island. Looking for survivors and humor too? I wonder.

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    1. I really loved him in FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, which had such lovely cast!
      HALF OF IT could be really fun if they cast the right guy!

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    2. btw - INDILA - LOVE STORY - on the music box is beautiful. I'll try to find an English version, because it is so lovely sounding. Thanks, Dezzy

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    3. Not sure there's an English version, she says LOVE STORY within the French lyrics.

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    4. Yep, I was thinking French - maybe a lyrics site! Thank you.

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  2. Happy Time and Wrecked both have potential - and an interesting cast.

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    1. Hope they do them good, we need more good comedies

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  3. Hmm, lots of funny stuff. Wrecked gonna be the new Gilligans Island?

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    1. somebody said the same thing at Twitter today :)

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  4. Idina Menzel I think will be singing the national anthem at the superbowl tonight

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    1. She will? I'm not even sure what Superbowl is :) I know Katy Perry will be screeching over there too

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    2. The Superbowl is when I'm waiting for Janet to show the other breast. Hello!

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    3. now, that was a century ago!

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  5. Idina Menzel will do a great job in her own show. She has star presence, for sure. I laughed out loud at your comment about Katy Perry above, though.

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    1. can't stand that colourful flamingo of a singer :) Although, to admit the truth, I can tolerate Katy much better than I can tolerate RIhanna, Kesha, Azaleya, Miley and other freaks of annoying nature

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  6. Half of it sounds like it has potential. I wish Wrecked luck. The sports one brings me back to that sports cartoon where the crowd shouted 'Sheena' 'Sheena' at some sexy girl walking around the stage. Yeah I guess that sitcom is not holding my attention at all. Hey Dez.

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    1. I hope at least one of them works, because the world desperately needs more good sitcoms... preferably multiplecamera ones

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  7. I also like Kevin Connolly in Friends With Better Lives. Speaking of which, are they due to air new season for that soon?

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    1. Sadly, no, that sitcom was cancelled last year after only 13 episodes :( I kinda liked it, the cast was cute and the stories fun

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  8. Interesting premises for shows. Not sure how far you can take the one about being unplugged though. The novelty will wear off pretty quickly.

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    1. I'm sure they will find some way to do mischiefs at the island :)

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  9. A plane crash on a deserted island. I wonder what kind of trouble the survivors can get in to?

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  10. I'm so glad to see some comedies coming up. We need more things to make us laugh.

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    1. I hear you... I could watch sitcoms all day long... but there are so many bad and rude ones.... I'm currently only watching BABY DADDY, LAST MAN STANDING and MIKE AND MOLLY (I'm on first season for the last one :) but March will bring us a few new ones

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  11. Wrecked - a familiar theme with a more modern twist. I think I'll tune in and see how it goes. I wonder do they have a theme song? It has some potential.

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    1. I just hope they don't do it with rude humour and hopefully there will be tones of naked bodies in it :)

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  12. So, I was probably going to pass on Wrecked (sounded a little too much like LOST at first) but James Scott is sooo yummy! I remember how much I loved him when I would watch Days of Our Lives years ago. Mmmm Mmm!

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    1. he does look yummy, and Zach is lovely too! He was irresistible in GUYS WITH KIDS

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)