Writer/producer Dan Fogelman is best known for the critically acclaimed NBC series This Is Us, and after last night’s finale we were treated to the teaser trailer for his latest film Life Itself.
Hitting theaters September 21, the story centers on a couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) whose story isn’t restricted to their present day life. Instead, the narrative is a multi generational love story that spans decades and continents (Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, and Annette Bening are seen in the trailer).
If you’ve seen the excellent 2015 Danny Collins, which featured one of Al Pacino’s most charismatic performances (he played a successful yet burned out music star), then you know Fogelman, along with being a first rate TV guy, is also an excellent feature film director. Check out the teaser to Life Itself (which was also the moniker for the excellent Roger Ebert documentary) below!
Uh-oh. They’re going to make us cry, aren’t they? This Is Us wraps up its first season tomorrow night on NBC, and from the looks of the previews, it looks like they’ll once again be aiming right for our tear ducts. That’s been part of the series’s recipe for success, giving its characters and their relationships genuine, real-life emotional weight. Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate Pearson, credits show creator Dan Fogelman and the show’s writers for creating such true-to-life characters. In fact, she told us that her character is based on Fogelman’s actual sister! (Click on the media bar below to hear Chrissy Metz)
This Is Us airs its first-season finale tonight at 9/8c on NBC.
Since its premiere last September, This Is Us has been captivating viewers and winning over critics with its winning blend of solid stories and emotionally charged performances. Earlier this week, NBC rewarded the show with something that’s unheard-of for a rookie series: a two-season pickup. Yes, we’ll be seeing the Pearson family on our TV screens through at least 2019, and two of the show’s stars — Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia — were thrilled by the news. They told us the renewal gives the producers, writers, and actors not only a sense of security, but also plenty of confidence to continue telling the show’s heartfelt stories.
Airing tonight on ABC, the underrated and often misunderstood sitcom THE NEIGHBORS presents an episode that proves there’s not a lot of difference between intergalactic and earthbound parenting when it comes to the Christmas holiday season.
Originally thought by critics to be too ‘high-concept’ to be accepted by TV audiences, THE NEIGHBORS has proven naysayers wrong by becoming one of the most popular sitcoms on the air. We sat down with series creator DAN FOGELMAN who talked to us about the genesis of the show and his philosophy of how to bring high-concept, throwback humor to a contemporary audience.
Airing tonight on ABC, THE NEIGHBORS is arguably the oddest sitcom to roll down the pike in some time. Reminiscent of such shows as 3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN and MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, this off-beat comedy centers on a New Jersey family who finds the upscale, gated community they’ve just relocated to is entirely populated by extraterrestrials trying (not very successfully) to fit in unnoticed in human society. The fishiest of fish-out-of-water stories, the show has divided critics into love-it-or-hate-it camps but is considered a real oddity by both.
We sat down with series stars LENNY VENITO and JAMI GERTZ during the recent Television Critics Association press event and they put the story in a more relatable light while praising DAN FOGELMAN’s script writing.