Monday, March 21, 2016

STEPHEN FRY JOINS 'GREAT INDOORS' SITCOM, TYLER RITTER 'YOUNG & HUNGRY'! BBC ORDERS 'QUACKS' VICTORIAN MEDICAL COMEDY WITH RUPERT EVERETT! MEDALION RAHIMI JOINS 'STILL STAR CROSSED', SOFIA PERNAS 'TRANSYLVANIA' EPIC SHOWS

'YOUNG AND HUNGRY
TYLER RITTER JOINS THE CAST
TV news today, starting with infos from the TV comedy world: FreeForm's YOUNG & HUNGRY sitcom, which has just been renewed for the 5th season will have THE MCCARTHYS star Tyler Ritter guest starring as Adam, a handsome and funny man who is nursing a broken heart after being left at the altar. He and Gabi (Emily Osment) bond over their similar relationship problems and the fact that they are both budding entrepreneurs.
STEPHEN FRY IN 'GREAT INDOORS'
Meanwhile, British legend Stephen Fry will star in NBC's new sitcom THE GREAT INDOORS in which  Joel McHale plays an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of their magazine. Fry will be the charismatic founder of  THE GREAT INDOORS magazine, and a world traveller, explorer and adventure! 

BBC ORDERS 'QUACKS
VICTORIAN COMEDY SERIES
Over in UK, BBC has ordered 6 half hour episode period series set in the 1840s titled QUACKS about four young pioneers in the daring and wild days of Victorian medicine!  The comedy takes place at a time when doctors were just as likely to kill their patients as cure them, when they experimented on themselves and each other. It was an era when the O.R. — or operating theatre in British parlance — was full of spectacle and showmanship (and screw-ups). Rory Kinnear will play one of those showmen, an arrogant surgeon; Mathew Baynton is a fledgling psychiatrist; Tom Basden a hedonistic dentist turned anaesthetist and Lydia Leonard a headstrong social campaigner. Rupert Everett will guest star.

'STILL STAR CROSSED
 CASTS PRINCESS ISABELLA
ABC has cast Medalion Rahimi to play intelligent, outspoken and practical princess Isabella in their upcoming new STILL STAR CROSSED 16th century Verona set series that picks up where William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet left off charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. She joins Torrance Coombs in the cast.

SOFIA PERNAS IN 'TRANSYLVANIA'
Over at CW, Sofia Pernas has joined their historical adventure series TRANSYLVANIA replacing Amrita Acharia as Coriander, an exotic gypsy queen of the matriarchal clan that runs the fleshpots of the Old City, the haunted spot where Vlad the Impaler once killed thousands of their tribe. Set in 1880 TRANSYLVANIA centres on Victoria (Laura Brent), a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father who ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective (Luke Allen-Gale), and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.

36 comments:

Rog said...

Can´t wait for "Quacks", I´m in dire need of some good laughs! Btw, "pernas" means "legs" in Portuguese... "nomen ist omen", indeed...! Cheers, Dez!! :D

DEZMOND said...

it truly is in her case :)

Jessica said...

It sounds nice!
By the way, thanks for your comment on my blog, and yes, as I already said on my newest post, that bag is a fake leather, is made of a synthetic leather, which means that leather is not made of a real crocodile! - "Starting today with this beautiful Crocodile PU Leather chain strap bag (yes, it's fake leather)..." :)

DEZMOND said...

glad to hear it, dear, we don't like animals killed for fashion or food :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love Stephen Fry! I'll watch for that new NBC sitcom.

Unknown said...

I like the look of Quacks. Those Victorians did some wacky things with medicine and a comedy about it ought to be hilarious.

Dahlink, you is like honey to painters. Eventually they all come visit you and fall in love just like me :)

Liz A. said...

Haven't got into the Freeform sitcoms. I like a couple of their dramas, though.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Quacks sounds a little scary and hilarious. I haven't watched anything on Freeform in a long time. Is that what Shadowhunters is on? I gave that one 2 episodes before calling it quits.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Quacks' premise has me laughing already. Hopefully CW does Transylvania justice. They have some really good shows but there is always one sucky new show that deserves an immediate cut (and thankfully it usually is gutted pretty quickly).

Travel Gourmande said...

Quacks, such a scary period to be living with an illness. Quite a funny idea though.

Blue Grumpster said...

Hello, Medalion and Sofia.

The Angry Lurker said...

I do like some Stephen Fry shenanigans!

DEZMOND said...

he is ever so great!

DEZMOND said...

Quacks should be uber fun, especially since it is on BBC 2 so it won't be overly rude :)

I don't have too many painters around, dear, just you, Franzie, Philie. Vincent visits only at Facebook and Doc too from Australia. And sometimes we have a visit from Simon as well.

DEZMOND said...

I adore their Wednesday sitcom evening hour with BABY DADDY and YOUNG AND HUNGRY. It is exquisitely relaxing and fun

DEZMOND said...

yes, I didn't even try, the trailers looked so godawful I think I even puked a bit.... the acting is just shocking.

DEZMOND said...

true, I'm waiting to see how their CONTAINMENT will look like in a month or so. And I'm waiting for the return of REIGN as well

DEZMOND said...

should be fun for those who aren't their patients

DEZMOND said...

what medalion? Did it disappear somewhere? Where? Do you think?

DEZMOND said...

he does know how to poke fun

Jax said...

I'm very interested in Still Star Crossed! And I hate that ABC Family changed their name to Freeform. I can't get used to it. Lol

Anonymous said...

Quacks appeals to me the most. I enjoy British comedy. Thank goodness for modern medicine.

DEZMOND said...

It is a very strange name change. It is also interesting that almost all of the leading faces in STILL STAR CROSSED will be black people.

DEZMOND said...

amen to that

Unknown said...

RMacedo is a painter dahlink. And you is the only non painter any of these people will speak to. These guys never read non hobby related blogs.

'Tis sunny out today so I shall go out and pull weeds and hang up more of my little solar fairy lights.

Mason Canyon said...

I look forward to watching Stephen Fry in a series. He's always fun to see.

DEZMOND said...

he is such a delight

DEZMOND said...

RMacedo came by recently, visits us sometimes, a very nice gent!

Sound lovely, hope your garden won't be surprised by a sudden freeze this early spring.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I really liked the books, so I wanted to like the series. The movie was good with Lilly Collins, but the show was 2 thumbs down. I felt like they changed the characters too much from the books as well. If it fails, I won't be surprised.

DEZMOND said...

fails? It has been renewed last week :)

Unknown said...

We had a freeze two nights ago and everything took it. I was very pleased as I've already seedlings coming up. Hundreds of them!!

DEZMOND said...

Hope it stays that way, because fruit trees have started blossoming too here.
Our hyacinths, daffodils and violets are in full bloom and first tulips are opening as well.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Must be a bunch of morons keeping it on the air. It was seriously terrible.

DEZMOND said...

I know, I cringed watching the trailer and the godawful redhead in it and the guys with make up on their eyes....

Blue Grumpster said...

You know where...

DEZMOND said...

why, I've no idea