Friday, September 25, 2015

RICHARD MADDEN, DUSTIN HOFFMAN LEAD 'MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE' EPIC TV SERIES! TIM ALLEN'S 'LAST MAN STANDING' STARTS 5TH SEASON! 'DICKENSIAN' BBC SERIES PHOTOS WITH STEPHEN REA, PAULINE COLLINS, TOM WESTON JONES

MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE  
RICHARD MADDEN AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN LEAD NEW EPIC SERIES
Now the news of the day is extremely exciting: our dearest Prince Charming and King of the North Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman are set to lead the cast of new eight part historical TV series MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE which would chronicle the rise of the Medici family and the Italian Renaissance! THE MAN IN THE HIGHT CASTLE's Frank Spotnitz is producing the series following the story of the family’s ascent from simple merchants to power brokers who sparked an economic and cultural revolution, in the process creating a long list of powerful enemies. Richard Madden will play enterprising son Cosimo de’ Medici, and Hoffman is family patriarch Giovanni de’ Medici.

'DICKENSIAN'  BBC SERIES
FIRST PHOTOS REVEALED
Continuing TV news, but this time coming from United Kingdom, check out the first photos from BBC's ambitious new historical series DICKENSIAN which will have 20 half hour episodes starting this Autumn. The series is set in the realm populated by fictional characters from Charles Dickens’ novels including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street. The all-star cast is lead by Stephen Rea, Pauline Collins, Caroline Quentin, Peter Firth, Tuppence Middleton, Ellie Haddington, Sophie Rundle, Anton Lesser, Ned Dennehy, Adrian Rawlins, Joseph Quinn, Tom Weston-Jones and others. Check out the glimpse into DICKENSIAN and WAR AND PEACE in BBC Autumn trailer.


'LAST MAN STANDING' 
 SEASON 5 OF TIM ALLEN SITCOM
Are you ready for the return of hilarious Mike Buckster and his family? Because this Friday marks the start of the fifth season of beloved ABC family sitcom LAST MAN STANDING starring Tim Allen and Nancy Travis.  In the new season Mike has returned from being on a fantastic two-month road trip, travelling to far-flung places for Outdoor Man, the sporting goods emporium where he is marketing director. It’s great to be back with his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, but finds a lot has been going on at home as well as the job since he’s been away. Vanessa is dealing with her new teaching job and with the empty nest syndrome, their oldest daughter Kristin (Amanda Fuller) has married the father of her son Ryan (Jordan Masterson), their midde daughter Mandy (Molly Ephraim) is scoring success with her fashion line, while their youngest Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) is finishing high school!

35 comments:

Bob said...

I don't remember nearly enough of my Dickens to catch all the references and truly appreciate it, but I love the concept. Should be an interesting series.

DEZMOND said...

I don't remember much either, but I think it will be super fun especially in this vignette format.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So many good things to watch coming up soon! Except for "Last Man Standing" -- I have never liked Tim Allen.

DEZMOND said...

I know he's a bit of an idiot privately... but that sitcom is the best written family sitcom in decades. Really written with much love and intelligence unlike most of today's TVcrap

Nancy said...

I am really excited for the Medici miniseries, especially with Hoffman and Madden playing father and son. Should be a good one!

DEZMOND said...

it will be such a bliss! Even though we've seen Medicis in almost all of the epic shows in recent years from REIGN to DA VINCI'S DEMONS and all others. Madden will be amazing

Sandra Cox said...

Looks like lots of good stuff coming.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Ah, Dustin Hoffman. One of the greats!

DEZMOND said...

BBC is on the roll!

DEZMOND said...

Hope he doesn't act himself in the series :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Good point, Dezz!

Stephanie Faris said...

Can I just say that I'm SO glad Dustin Hoffman is getting so much work? That's awesome!

Adam said...

I had no idea the show was still on let alone season 5

Theresa Mahoney said...

You sold us on Last Man Standing. I told Jason that we have to add that to our must see list.

DEZMOND said...

yep, he is one of them actors that have egoistic approach in which they always act themselves not their characters. Pacino, Hoffman, Sean Penn, Gosling are such types

DEZMOND said...

It will be interesting to see if he will be better than Jeremy Irons as Pope Borgia

DEZMOND said...

it is the best watched sitcom on Friday evenings for four years now, ABC would be stupid to cancel a comedy with such rating. It might even get syndicated after season five. And it is the only quality comedy out there. Old school.

DEZMOND said...

I think Jason will enjoy it, because it has that manly aspect in it and you will enjoy the family aspect and his wife and three daughters :) It is really a show that you can watch with your daughters too. Very intelligent, educational, dealing with current issues and family topics in a very delightful, wise and also tolerant way, because although Tim is Republican and has such views, he always reaches an agreement with his son in law and daughters who are liberal :)

Dahlink, I can send you seasons 3 and 4 as I have them in my computer. Would you like that? You just have to cover seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix or something.

Theresa Mahoney said...

It does sound like a very good show, and we have always loved Tim Allen. Thanks for the offer on the shows, but I am sure I will be able to get them on Netflix or Amazon by the time we get around to seeing this one. The next 3 months are all about holiday films. I tv time will be jammed up for quite some time with all the specials that are getting ready to air. I can't wait!

DEZMOND said...

I think Jason would like it because he is also LAST MAN STANDING in your cassa :) and you could relate to Vanessa and her empty nest syndrome :( It is one of the very few sitcoms that you can actually watch with your kids and laugh together without anything indecent popping up.
Tell me if you change your mind :) I have AGE OF ADELINE in my computer too :)

Blue Grumpster said...

Tim Allen is great.

DEZMOND said...

At least on the telly :) I feel I shall have a hole in my heart when that sitcom goes of the air one day

Blue Grumpster said...

Me too. Of course, there's a big hole in my heart already, now that I'm officially shallow and a Ted Baker fetishist.

DEZMOND said...

You do know Anne didn't mean you, but every other guy who wears them suits, yes?

Blue Grumpster said...

No.

DEZMOND said...

:(

Blue Grumpster said...

Sean Penn.... Who is he? :p

Blue Grumpster said...

I tried to watch the first season but I gave up. Not because of Tim, but I hate those pre-recorded laughs you keep hearing. Hahaha Hahahaha Hahahaha

Blue Grumpster said...

:)

DEZMOND said...

Noooo! Those are my fave in multicamera sitcoms!

DEZMOND said...

Madonna's ex wife..... wait, who's Madonna? I don't know... why are you asking me? Go and ask Charlize Theron...

Blue Grumpster said...

Oh I wouldn't mind talking to her....

Blue Grumpster said...

There should be a soundtrack without the fake laughter machines. Stupid overdub.

DEZMOND said...

whatcha mean fake machine, multi camera sitcoms are shot in front of live audience

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