FOX has renewed its critically acclaimed procedural drama 9-1-1 for a second season. The series had the best Wednesday night ratings for a premiere on broadcast or cable in over a year.
In Next Of Kin – a new episode of airing tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 17 (9/8C), Bobby (Krause) and his team respond to an emergency at a children’s birthday party that leaves lives hanging in the balance.
Chris Hardwick has done such a masterful job hosting the post Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead show that he’s earned a regular Sunday night talk show.
Among the first guests for Talking with Chris Hardwick are: Connie Britton, Bryan Cranston, Damon Lindelof, Monaghan and more.
Talking with Chris Hardwick premieres on Sunday, April 9th (11/10C)
AMC ANNOUNCES INITIAL GUEST LINEUP FOR “TALKING WITH CHRIS HARDWICK”
Talk Show Debuts Sunday, April 9 at 11:00 P.M.
NEW YORK, NY – March 30, 2017 – AMC announced today an initial lineup of guests set to appear on “Talking with Chris Hardwick,” an extension of the #1 talk show on television, “Talking Dead.” Guests include (not in air order): Michelle Monaghan, Charlie Hunnam, Connie Britton, Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood, Damon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson and the cast of “Silicon Valley.” Additional guests will be announced soon. “Talking with Chris Hardwick” premieres on Sunday, April 9 at 11:00 p.m.
Produced by Embassy Row, each episode of “Talking with Chris Hardwick” features an in-depth conversation between Hardwick and a single guest or cast, highlighting Hardwick’s singularly irreverent and authentic take on today’s pop culture landscape. Compared with a typical 5 or 10-minute talk show interview, “Talking with Chris Hardwick” will leverage the host’s gift for deep conversation, on display in his popular podcast. The show will also have a strong social media presence and live audience interactivity, giving fans a new destination to celebrate their favorite pop culture icons.
“Talking with Chris Hardwick” airs at 11 p.m. on Sunday nights when “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” are not in season. The series is executive produced by Hardwick, Michael Davies, Brandon Monk, Jen Patton and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray.
Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) is the prototypical stoner/convenience store clerk – or so it seems. When a CIA agent (Connie Britton) makes a purchase while spouting what sounds to Mike like gibberish, his first response is, ‘Is that a lyric from something?’
But when he catches two guys messing with his car, suddenly he’s Jason Bourne – and the guys messing with car (CIA agents, WTF?) are dead. When he tells his girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), her first response is ‘That’s awesome.’ (Clearly she doesn’t believe him.)
Now Mike and Phoebe are in a situation – life, death, the future of the world at stake, yadda-yadda-yadda.
American Ultra was written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X). It opens on August 21st. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Me and Earl and the Dying girl won both the Judges and audience Prizes at Sundance this year. The tale of Greg – who simply seeks to get through high school senior year anonymously but is pressured by his mom to speak to a girl he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten – looks to be charming, offbeat, funny and maybe a wee bit poignant.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl opens on June 12th.
As we saw last week, Violet actually succeed in killing herself, a few weeks back and had not realized it. That’s right! Vivien [Connie Britton] is coming home from the mental hospital! Now, in order to save her mother’s babies, she’ll first have to convince them that she’s dead – if she gets the chance.
On last week’s episode of American Horror story [FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C], we learned that the horribly disfigured Larry Harry – aka Larry the Burn Guy – had been lying to Ben Harmon from the beginning.
Shortly thereafter, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with the actor who plays Larry, Denis O’Hare. He talked about the revelation, teased further developments and discussed how he approaches the role.
FX’s American Horror Story [Wednesdays, 10/9C] is the network’s most unexpected hit – a dark, twisted, haunted house tale with more creepiness than any television series since Twin Peaks – and more scares per square inch than anything since American Gothic.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to take part in a teleconference Q&A session with the show’s stars, Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. They happily [and candidly] talked about their involvement with the show; were careful about teasing too much, and told us about their own real-life brushes with the supernatural.
American Horror Story [FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C] is one of the most anticipated new shows of the season. From Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk [the madmen/geniuses who gave us Nip/Tuck and Glee], the series is about a family who have moved into a beautiful old house to try to repair the damage done after the husband has an affair – and the beautiful old house is haunted!
Dylan McDermott [The Practice], Connie Britton [Friday Night Lights], Jessica Lange [Grey Gardens] and Denis O’Hare [True Blood] star.
Check out the first five minutes of the premiere following the jump.