Mike Vogel To Play Lead In CBS’ ‘Under The Dome’ Series

By | Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 2:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After an extensive casting process, Mike Vogel (Pan Am) has been tapped as the lead of Under The Dome, CBS’ 13-episode summer series from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King based on King’s bestselling 2009 … Read More »

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Mike Vogel Cast As Lead Of Fox’s Rob McElhenney/Rob Rosell Comedy Pilot

By | Friday February 10, 2012 @ 4:44pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Vogel (Cloverfield, The Help) has been cast as the lead in Living Loaded, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator/star Rob McElhenney and the show’s executive producer Rob Rosell. Based on the book of … Read More »

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TCA: Thomas Schlamme Insists ‘Pan Am’ Is No ‘Mad Men’

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of TCA.

The fact that ABC’s new drama Pan Am is set during the golden age of passenger air travel is set, like NBC’s Playboy Club, in the 1960s continues to bring charges that the networks are hellbent on capitalizing on the zeitgeist created by AMC’s Mad Men. But veteran producer-director Thomas Schlamme, a director and exec producer on Pan Am, told a roomful of critics this morning at TCA that Mad Men really has nothing to do with broadcast’s sudden fascination with ’60s culture and that it’s honestly coincidental. “I think television is just execution,” Schlamme said. “It’s not the time period it takes place in. … It really is just execution. So all I can say is (this show) really has nothing to do with Mad Men. It just has to do with the fact our show, we hope, will be executed in a wonderful way and have a sort of wish fulfillment that will bring us a large audience.”

Schlamme continued, “I think we’re all fans of Mad Men. But literally one has almost nothing to do with the other — as well as shows I’ve done in the past had nothing to do with other shows that may have been successful or not successful. It happens that it’s set in the ’60s. It’s a great time period. I hope there are shows that start to be set in the ’70s and ’80s and whenever else we can celebrate stories.” The Pan Am cast and producers also addressed several questions about the sexist and misogynistic aspects of the series as a mirror of the era, which manifest itself in the pilot with the stewardesses subjected to girdle checks and weigh-ins. “That’s a good reason to set a show in the ’60s,” Schlamme pointed out. “Was it misogynistic? Were women this, were women that? That’s great drama right there.” Read More »

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Mike Vogel To Star In ABC Series ‘Pan Am’

By | Saturday July 16, 2011 @ 12:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Mike Vogel (Blue Valentine) is set to star in ABC’s new drama series Pan Am, which will air on Sundays after Desperate Housewives this fall. On the Sony TV-produced show, about a group of pilots and flight attendants working at … Read More »

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Hasbro Studios Forms Development & Current Teams

By | Wednesday March 2, 2011 @ 9:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

With its input growing, Hasbro Studios, the production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc., has reconfigured its boys/action and girls/preschool creative teams into series development and current programming groups under Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis. Mike Vogel has been promoted from executive director, boys and action programming, to … Read More »

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