Jason Ritter To Star In Fox’s Comedy Pilot ‘Friends & Family’

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 12:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jason Ritter is set as the male lead in Friends & Family, Fox‘s single-camera comedy pilot from writer David Rosen, Sony TV and BBC Worldwide Prods. Based on the UK series Gavin & Stacey, Friends Read More »

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Casting Couch: ‘There’s Always Woodstock’ Adds Rumer Willis & Jason Ritter

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 6:06pm PST

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There’s Always Woodstock has added several new actors to its cast. Rumer Willis, Brittany Snow, Parenthood’s Jason Ritter, Jimmy Wolk, Finesse Mitchell and Anna Anissimova have all joined the romantic comedy directed by Rita Merson. There’s Always Woodstock stars Katey Sagal and Allison Miller of NBC’s Go On. The film centers on Catherine Brown (Miller), a would-be songwriter who returns to her dead parents’ home in Woodstock, New York for the summer. Ritter will be playing the self-absorbed actor and unfaithful fiance of Brown. Willis will be playing a Goth waitress at the coffeehouse owned by Sagal’s character who becomes friends with Brown. Merson, Sunrise Pictures’ Peter Schafer as well Jenny Hinkey are producing the film. Joe Dain and Jim Klock are executive producers with manager David Guillod serving as Co-Executive Producer
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NBC Picks Up Dick Wolf-Produced Drama, Jason Katims/Jason Ritter Project

By | Monday January 23, 2012 @ 2:51pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

2nd UPDATE: NBC Picks Up 8 Comedies Including Greg Daniels’ ‘Friday Night Dinner’

With NBC brass back from NBCUniversal’s weirdly-timed (for NBC) corporate retreat in Florida … Read More »

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Toronto: ‘Brooklyn Brothers’ Stars Become A Real Band With Rhino Record Deal

Mike Fleming

The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best premiered in Toronto last night, and while there’s no distribution deal to report yet, writer/director and star Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston have scored a contract that turns their fictional band into a real thing. The duo plays The Brooklyn Brothers in the film, and now O’Nan and Weston have signed a record contract to record under that band name for Rhino Entertainment. It’s an extension of a deal Rhino made to release the soundtrack of a film that also stars Arielle Kebbel, Melissa Leo, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher McDonald, Jason Ritter, and Wilmer Valderrama.

O’Nan, who wrote most of the movie’s songs, plays a musician who is on the verge of quitting after a painful breakup with his girlfriend. Then he meets a self-appointed music revolutionary (Weston). After an initial violent clash, the guys form a band, work out their Read More »

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Jason Ritter Inks Development Deal With UMS, Will Star In New Jason Katims Drama

Jason Ritter has signed a development deal with Universal Media Studios to star in a new hourlong drama series from Parenthood and Friday Night Lights exec producer Jason Katims. Our sister site TVLine broke the news today. That means … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Perfect Family’

By | Thursday April 21, 2011 @ 5:08am PDT
Mike Fleming

Kathleen Turner didn’t fare so well on Broadway this week when the addiction play High announced it would close days after its opening. She’s got another project premiering at the film festival further downtown. In The Perfect Family, Turner stars as a meddling matriarch and devout Catholic whose nomination for … Read More »

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‘The Perfect Age Of Rock ‘n Roll’ Finds Distribution

Mike Fleming

Distribution has been set for The Perfect Age of Rock N’ Roll, the drama directed by Scott Rosenbaum that stars Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Taryn Manning and Peter Fonda. Red … Read More »

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