This morning at the TCA press tour Showtime premiered a new promotional trailer for its cool-looking new drama series Homeland, which premieres Oct. 2 (following the season premiere of Dexter) and stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin and Mandy Patinkin. Danes plays a CIA officer who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of a U.S. soldier (Lewis) who had been missing and presumed dead was a set-up and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Howard Gordon (24) is an executive producer.
What is happiness? Does it even exist? And why are we pursuing it? In Showtime’s HAPPYish, 44-year-old ad man Thom Payne (Steve Coogan, Philomena) faces a mid-career crisis when the agency he works for brings in two social-media savvy Swedish 20-somethings to overhaul its creative direction. Thom is confronted with adapting to skinny jeans, books on tablet devices and the fact that there are desperately lonely souls who follow Pepto-Bismol on Twitter. He’s realizing that the consumer and media monster he helped create has turned against him. At home, Thom’s antidepressants are depressing intimacy with his wife (Kathryn Hahn), and […]
On this week’s The Affair, we spend a 24-hour (or thereabouts) stretch with all four of our main characters as a hurricane bears down on New York, lending extra drama to the myriad bad decisions that abound. The Lockhart case doesn’t really factor in at all. It’s just four people and the choices they make … and what it might say about them. 1 p.m. After a quick look at Alison cleaning her fridge, we begin with Helen, who is in a wine bar, waiting for a Tinder date. Deciding he isn’t about to show, she gets her check and does […]
By Tom Comi As Matthew Perry’s new comedy series Mr. Sunshine premieres tonight on ABC, it really makes you marvel at how resilient and fortunate he and his fellow castmates from the hit show Friends have been over the years to keep getting work. Most actors from popular sitcoms are typecast and subsequently have trouble finding work. And you need to look no further than the cast of Seinfeld in which stars like Jason Alexander and Michael Richards have struggled to land steady jobs since leaving the show. But with the Friends cast, all of them have been fortunate enough […]