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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Annie Murphy Gets Homicidal in Trailer for AMC’s Dark Dramedy ‘Kevin Can F–k Himself’

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Annie Murphy Gets Homicidal in Trailer for AMC’s Dark Dramedy ‘Kevin Can F–k Himself’
Emmy Award-winning “Schitt’s Creek” star Annie Murphy is a little less Alexis in her latest lead role for AMC and a little more generic sitcom wife gone off-script (and sanguinary). During its Television Critics’ Association Winter Press Tour, the network released a trailer for the genre-busting dark dramedy “Kevin Can F**k Himself,” premiering sometime this summer.

As evidenced in the trailer, the series breaks television conventions by probing the secret life of the sitcom housewife archetype and asking what the world would look like through her eyes when she snaps and takes the lead in her own life. Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, the formats will inform one another as we see Annie Murphy’s character (Allison) realize that what she really wants is to stop playing perfect and to start killing her husband.

Kevin Can F**k Himself” hails from ‘Parks and Recreation” regular and “Hot Girls Wanted” producer Rashida Jones,
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Kevin Can F**k Himself Looks Absolutely F**king Incredible in New Trailer

Kevin Can F**k Himself Looks Absolutely F**king Incredible in New Trailer
Kevin Can F**k Himself is not playing around. AMC just released a new trailer for its upcoming dramedy, an ambitious genre-bending show that has been in the works since 2017—right around the time CBS' Kevin Can Wait killed off the wife character, played by Erinn Hayes. If you were hoping to see a sitcom wife get some cathartic revenge on her dopey sitcom husband, it looks like that's exactly what we're in for. Schitt's Creek alum Annie Murphy plays Allison, the long-suffering wife of Kevin (Eric Peterson). He's a man who only appears to exist in multi-cam sitcom land, where he jokes about her periods and demands drink refills. The trailer shows...
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‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’ Trailer: Annie Murphy Realizes She Wasted Her Life on a Multi-Cam Sitcom (Video)

‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’ Trailer: Annie Murphy Realizes She Wasted Her Life on a Multi-Cam Sitcom (Video)
Annie Murphy is a disgruntled sitcom wife tired of being the butt of the joke in the first trailer for AMC’s forthcoming series “Kevin Can F**k Himself.”

The experimental series from creator Valerie Armstrong toggles between multi-cam comedy and single-camera drama to “imagine what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines and takes the lead in her own life,” per AMC’s description.

The title of the series is a nod to CBS’s now-canceled “Kevin Can Wait,” which unceremoniously killed off Erin Hayes’ character to give star Kevin James a new on-screen wife when the writers ran out of ideas. (Hayes was replaced by James’ former “King of Queens” co-star Leah Remini.)

In an interview with Vanity Fair on Thursday, Murphy expressed frustration at the “sexism and misogyny and racism and homophobia and bigotry” that gets overlooked in the fast-paced sitcom format.

“I did watch an
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Comic Book Preview – Space Bastards #1

Comic Book Preview – Space Bastards #1
Humanoids launches Space Bastards, the new sci-fi series from Darick Robertson (The Boys) and writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey, this coming Wednesday, and you can check out the official preview of the first issue here… In Space Bastards, violence is everywhere. Corporations are exploiting the weak and disenfranchised. And while America has taken to […]

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Humanoids to unleash Space Bastards

Humanoids to unleash Space Bastards
Publisher Humanoids has announced that it is set to unleash the new series Space Bastards from The Boys artist Darick Robertson and writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey. “I have long admired Humanoids for the quality material they publish. I guess it was time to lower the bar,” said co-creator and artist Darick Roberston. “Space […]

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TriCoast Worldwide boards international sales on 'Hickok'

TriCoast Worldwide boards international sales on 'Hickok'
Cinedigm to release Cannes sales title in North America in July.

TriCoast Worldwide has acquired international rights to Timothy Woodward Jr.’s Hickok

TriCoast will screen and sell the western in Cannes, where one buyer will receive the cowboy hat worn by Luke Hemsworth who portrays Wild Bill Hickok in the film.

Cinedigm has North American rights to the film written by Michael Lanahan and will premiere Hickok day-and-date across the Us on July 7.

Hickok is the story of legendary lawman and gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok. Hickok is on the run from the law when he rides into Abilene, Kansas – the most hedonistic town west of the Mississippi.

In Abilene, Hickok is offered the position of Sheriff by the town’s mayor, in hopes that his unparalleled shooting skills will tame the wildest cow-town in the West.

While delivering his own brand of frontier justice, the infamous hard-drinking gunfighter’s reputation as the fastest draw in the
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Corner Gas: Being Revived as Animated Series in Canada

This should be a gas, eh? Canada's The Comedy Network is reviving the Corner Gas TV show as an animated series. Watch a teaser, below. The original live-action comedy series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. A feature film followed, in 2014.Set in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, Corner Gas features the only gas station around for miles. Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Nancy Robertson starred in the original series. Learn more from The Comedy Network, after the jump.Read More…
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Police Investigating Sexual Abuse Claims at Prestigious New England Boarding School

Police Investigating Sexual Abuse Claims at Prestigious New England Boarding School
Two New England attorneys are saying they've been in touch with more than 40 alumni of an affluent Rhode Island boarding school that allege staff members or other pupils sexually assaulted them during the 1970s and 1980s. People spoke Wednesday with Eric MacLeish, one of the two lawyers behind a press conference held on Tuesday in which four graduates of the St. George's School in Middletown accused school officials of covering up years of systemic abuse. "I have never run across anything like this," MacLeish, who has spent his career representing victims of childhood sexual abuse, tells People; he's a St.
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'Corner Gas: The Movie' Sing-a-Long Booth to Star the Public

There will be plenty going on during the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), and the makers of "Corner Gas: The Movie" want to add to the fun by inviting the public to star in their flick.

The catch? You have to sing.

With Tiff in full swing, the people behind the big-screen adaptation of the Canadian television favourite will host a "Corner Gas Sing-a-Long Booth" at the intersection of Queen and John Streets, outside CTV's headquarters, from Sept. 4 to 13, said a Wednesday news release.

People will be invited to sing the show's theme song "Not a Lot Goin' On" karaoke-style, with the help of scrolling lyrics.

Singers' voices will then be mashed up and played over the end credits, while a number of people's videos will be shown in theatres, online and on a collectors' edition DVD.

The booth, which will look like the grain elevators you find on the Prairies,
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TV Land Cancels Kirstie Alley Sitcom Kirstie After One Season

TV Land Cancels Kirstie Alley Sitcom Kirstie After One Season
It looks like Kirstie Alley’s sitcom comeback is going to be short-lived.

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TV Land has canceled Kirstie after just one season, our sister site Deadline is reporting.

The sitcom — which co-starred fellow sitcom vets Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards — found Alley playing Maddie Banks, a Tony Award-winning actress whose life was turned upside down upon the discovery of her long-lost son Arlo (played by Eric Peterson).

Signs of trouble began when Kirstie‘s executive producer/creator/showrunner Marco Pennette exited the series following the
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Canadian sitcom Corner Gas for movie spin-off

Canadian sitcom Corner Gas for movie spin-off
Canadian sitcom Corner Gas is set to get a film spin-off.

The show, which ran for six seasons, was the top-rated sitcom in Canada with a record-breaking three million people watching the series finale in 2009.

The film already has funding from Canadian broadcaster Bell Media and film financier Telefilm Canada but is looking for an extra $100,000 from crowd sourcing to fund the spin-off.

Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Nancy Robertson are all set to return as their characters.

Writer and star of the show Brent Butt said of the 90-minute project: "I'm excited. The entire gang is back."

Picking up five years after the TV finale, residents of Dog River will discover their town has been mismanaged and they all have to move away.

Deciding to make one last rally to save Dog River, they discover a plan by a corporate chain
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'Kirstie' Season 1 finale: Are you hoping for a Season 2?

On paper, "Kirstie" sounded like a coup for TV Land: A Kirstie Alley comeback vehicle that was also a "Cheers" reunion with co-star Rhea Perlman, as well as the TV return of "Seinfeld" legend Michael Richards.

Unfortunately, much of the sitcom's first season was met with a critical "meh." All the comedic talent in the world can't make up for subpar material, it would seem. But where did you land on the series?

Did you enjoy watching Maddie (Alley) reconnect with her long-lost son Arlo (Eric Peterson) while maintaining her Broadway lifestyle? Did Perlman and Richards as her assistant and chauffeur, respectively, inspire hilarity in your household? Are you hoping for a Season 2?

Make your voice heard and vote in our poll below!

Should TV Land renew "Kirstie" for Season 2?
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Rhea and Kirstie: TV Land's "Kirstie' on Katie (Video)

On tomorrow’s episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie," airing December 3, it’s a “Katie” exclusive with the cast of TV Land’s “Kirstie.” Stars Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards take viewers behind-the-scenes of their new show and discuss what it’s like to work together. Close friends Kirstie and Rhea reveal that it was always part of the plan to work together again after “Cheers.” Plus, Broadway star and “Kirstie” cast member Eric Peterson makes his talk show guest debut! Hear what he has to say about getting cast alongside these iconic TV stars. Kirstie and Rhea On Working Together Again "Katie" airs in national syndication. or check your local listings for times and channels.
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'Rookie Blue' Season 4, Episode 8: Noelle and Frank's wedding plans go 'For Better, For Worse'

Rarely do things run smoothly for the "Rookie Blue" cops -- even their own nuptials.

Noelle (Melanie Nicholls-King) and Frank's (Lyriq Bent) wedding wasn't exactly like clockwork in Thursday's (Aug. 8) episode of the ABC drama, "For Better, For Worse." Even with the ceremony taking place that evening, much remained in flux, prompting Andy (Missy Peregrym) to try to take the organizational lead. 

Meanwhile, claiming she was getting "lying hives," Chloe (Priscilla Faia) begged Dov (Gregory Smith) to tell Frank -- her godfather and their boss -- about their off-duty relationship. It wouldn't be an easy day for Chloe in another way; she was partnered with angry-as-usual Gail (Charlotte Sullivan), whom Chloe had informed about the crush that Gail's now-ex-boyfriend Nick (Peter Mooney) had on Andy.

Andy and Nick also were partners for the day, with Andy starting it by crooning along to Extreme's "More Than Words" -- the tune she
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Casting News: Efron, Phillippe, Peterson

Are We Officially Dating

Zac Efron is attached to star in Tom Gormican's indie comedy "Are We Officially Dating?". Scott Aversano and Kevin Turin are producing.

The story follows three friends in Manhattan who make a pact to remain single just as they each start to fall in love. [Source: Variety]


Ryan Phillippe will both make his directorial debut and star in the thriller "Chained" at Twisted Pictures and Cassian Elwes.

Phillippe will play troubled young actor on location in a small town who must plot his escape after he is abducted by thugs and driven to a shack in the middle of a swamp. [Source: Screen Daily]

Cas and Dylan

Eric Peterson and Aaron Poole ("Copper") have joined the cast of Jason Priestley’s narrative directorial debut "Cas & Dylan" which is currently shooting in Ontario.

Jessie Gabe's script follows an ailing doctor in his sixties, played by Dreyfuss, going on the lam
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S.H.I.E.L.D Assembles On The Cover Of The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #2

The Newest Installment Of The Official Marvel Cinematic Universe Tie-In Comics Is Here Just In Time For The Avengers Movie! • How Will S.H.I.E.L.D. Maintain The Status Quo In A World Full Of Gamma-Powered Rage Monsters, Hammer Wielding Gods And Men In Iron Suits? • What Exactly Is The Avengers Initiative? • If You Thought You Knew Everything There Was To Know About Director Nick Fury And The Elusive Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Think Again! The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #2 Written by Chris Yost Pencils by Eric Peterson Cover by Gerald Parel Starring: Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man Chris Hemsworth as Thor Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury Tom Hiddleston as Loki Release Date: April 26th, 2012. (UK) May 4th, 2012. (Us)
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Line-Up of Canadian Films at Tiff 2011

Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival, which will take place between September 8 and 18, unveiled the list of Canadian films that will be screened.


A Dangerous Method Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Sarah Gadon


Director: Ken Scott

Cast: Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand and Patrick Labbé

Take This Waltz Director: Sarah Polley Cast: Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman

Canada First

Marécages Director: Guy Édoin Cast: Pascale Bussières, Luc Picard, Gabriel Maillé and François Papineau

Amy George Directors: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas Cast: Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, Claudia Dey, Don Kerr and Natasha Allan

Nuit #1 Director: Anne Émond Cast: Catherine de Léan and Dimitri Storoge

The Odds Directors: Simon Davidson Cast: Tyler Johnston, Calum Worthy and Julia Maxwell

The Patron Saints Directors: Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy

Roméo Onze Director: Ivan Grbovic Cast: Ali Ammar, Joseph Bou Nassar, Eleonore Millier, May Hilal
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Tiff 2011 Canadian Selections Boasts An Incredible Line-Up With Works From Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald And Vincenzo Natali

There are a lot of Canadian films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival to be excited about, including works from our favourite filmmakers Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald,Vincenzo Natali and Jean Marc Vallee. Below is the list of films in the Canada First selections as well as other CanCon movies scattered through the main programs.

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® boasts a strong lineup of Canadian features including new works by acclaimed Canadian filmmakers Carl Bessai, Mike Clattenburg, Michael Dowse, Philippe Falardeau, Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald, Léa Pool, Jean-Marc Vallée and Ingrid Veninger, and onscreen appearances by Jay Baruchel, Camilla Belle, Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Mia Kirshner, Rob Lowe, Vanessa Paradis, Jason Patric, Alison Pill, Russell Peters, Isabella Rossellini, Liev Schreiber, Sean William Scott, Scott Speedman and Nick Stahl.

“This year saw many Canadian filmmakers address a wide range of pressing social issues including the dangers of progress
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Guest Stars Confirmed for Tomorrow On 'The Ron James Show'

The Canadian TV network CBC confirmed that Devon Bostick (Adoration), Debra McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Eric Peterson (Corner Gas) and Patrick McKenna (The Red Green Show) will guest star tomorrow in The Ron James Show.

In the fifth episode, Canadian comedian Ron James talks about our rapidly changing world, is at a moral loggerhead with his son and thinks about a possible bailout plan for Canada. Moreover, there's a segment of the show that will be devoted to the industry of oil and cowboys in Alberta.

The Ron James Show is broadcasted on Friday nights at 8 Pm (8:30 Pm Nt) on CBC.
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Canadian Actors Protesting Purchase of American Shows

Canwest Global Communications Corp. is to draw top Canadian TV stars to its fall 2010 schedule rollout on Tuesday, not to praise the domestic broadcaster, but to protest its recent Los Angeles Screenings purchases. Actra Toronto, the local branch of Canada’s actors union, on Monday issued a call to its members to rally outside the Hazelton Hotel in Yorkville as top Canwest Global execs unveil their latest American TV buys to the national media. Leading Canadian actors Eric Peterson, Gordon Pinsent, Leah Pinsent and Colin Mochrie will be in attendance to urge Canwest Global and other Canadian broadcasters to buy Canadian shows as they pitch domestic advertisers on their recent American buys this week in Toronto.
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