HBO Orders Pilot From ‘Big Love’ Producers

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – HBO has ordered a pilot from “Big Love” creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer based on the British medical comedy “Getting On.” The British series premiered on BBC Four in 2009. It follows employees at a backwater hospital as they cope with red tape and political correctness while treating elderly […]

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New On DVD This Week: The Help, Big Love, Underbelly, Hangover Part II

The Help ‘The Help‘ is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society‟s rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope — and complete with compelling, never-before-seen bonus […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: DVD Complete Collections

Big Love ‘Big Love: The Complete Collection’ brings together the series’ uniquely crafted story arc about modern day polygamists Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, Nicki and Margene), and nine children as they struggle to overcome the myriad of challenges brought about by their beliefs, lifestyle and Bill’s entrepreneurial and political ambitions. The complete collection […]

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Two Producers Coming Up With New Shows for HBO

Two long-time HBO producers are developing new series for the pay-cable channel. In the first project – reported here on the Hollywood Reporter Web site – Tom Hanks is developing a half-hour comedy about college athletes called “Players.” The series will be from Hanks’ production company, Playtone, with partner Gary Goetzman. The two have a […]

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‘Killing’ Star To Play Pitt’s Wife In Zombie Film

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Mireille Enos, the star of AMC’s new crime drama “The Killing,” is leaping into features, nabbing the role of Brad Pitt‘s wife in “World War Z,” an adaptation of Max Brooks’ globe-spanning zombie novel. Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace”) is directing the big-budget Paramount movie. Shooting is […]

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Did ‘Big Love’s Series Finale Deliver A Fond Farewell? Critics Weigh In

[SPOILER ALERT: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF “BIG LOVE’S” SERIES FINALE.] After five seasons of plural marital turmoil, Bill Hendrickson’s wish that his family remained intact was granted in Sunday night’s “Big Love” series finale. Too bad he wasn’t there to witness it. In the final moments of the episode, Bill, awaiting […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘Big Love‘ (Sunday at 9pm on HBO) **Series Finale** After five memorable season, HBO’s signature drama about polygamy signs off for good. Will Bill be shipped off to prison? Will Barb leave the family in search of her own priesthood? And what will happen to Bill’s mom Lois? Amanda Seyfriend returns as Sarah […]

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‘Big Love’s’ Grant Show: ‘I’m Sorry. Three Wives? Not A Chance!’

Grant Show (“Melrose Place,” “Private Practice“) dished on joining the cast of HBO’s “Big Love” for its fifth and final season, where his character causes some trouble for the already-troubled Henricksons clan — and even gets to belt out a tune by a beloved ’80s hair band. “Big Love’s” Final Season: A Wedding, A Birth, […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘2011 Golden Globe Awards‘ (Sunday at 8pm ET on NBC) In the only awards show to honor the best in film and television, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Ricky Gervais returns for an encore performance as host of “The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.” This year’s show will again be broadcast live […]

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