The fifth, and penultimate, season finale of FX‘s drama Justified copped a crowd 2.37 million strong, according to Nielsen. That’s a 5% uptick compared with the show’s Season 4 finale, back when viewers did not know it was coming to an end at Season 6. Ditto the demo numbers — a 0.8 rating compared vs 0.7 a year ago. But the season wrapper was no match for the season starter in January; that clocked 2.84 million viewers and a 1.1 demo rating.
Justified, like other FX original drama series, jumps noticeably when delayed viewing is added to the mix. Last April, when the dust settled, more than 3.82 million viewers had watched that Season 4 finale, according to Nielsen’s Live+7 numbers ( a 70% jump over the 2.25 million initially reported). That Season 4 finale nonetheless wound up short of the 3.95 million who watched the Season 3 ender. Read More »
LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 10, 2013 – Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment and Relativity International, the newly formed international division of Relativity Media are pleased to announce a two picture deal in which Atlas Independent will produce and Relativity International will co-finance and sell internationally. The first film of the two will be the Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego helmed The Man on Carrion Road. Relativity International, led by President Camela Galano, will commence international sales at Cannes. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18) will direct The Man on Carrion Road based on rising screenwriter, Nils Lyew’s, script. Timothy Olyphant is currently attached to star. William Green and Aaron Ginsburg of Atlas Independent will produce. Atlas’ Andy Horwitz will executive produce. Atlas Independent is also currently in post-production on Lopez-Gallego’s feature, Open Grave.
In the adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel, Olyphant plays Horry, the next-door neighbor of Fey’s character, Wendy. They had been madly in love as teenagers only to see their life together shattered by a tragic accident. She is now married to someone else and he lives with his mother as a result of his brain injury. Schwartz plays the local rabbi who tries to act much cooler than his job title suggests. Olyphant is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Schwartz by WME, Haven Management and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
I find it interesting that it wasn’t that long ago that you were either a movie star or a TV star, and there wasn’t near as much crossover as there is now. Tons of TV stars have booked hiatus films. Both TV and features have benefited from the cross-pollination.
EXCLUSIVE: Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant is set to star opposite Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins, and Jennifer Carpenter inBone Tomahawk. That film is described as a brutally violent horror-Western that will serve as the feature directorial debut of S. Craig Zahler. Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller are producing through their Caliber Media Co. banner. Production is slated for a spring 2013 start in New Mexico.
In Bone Tomahawk, four men attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization. Olyphant will play John Brooder, an eloquent sharpshooter who moved to the frontier in order to satisfy the dark impulses that lie beneath his polished exterior. Read More »
Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s 2011 Emmy coverage. Here’s his scorecard assessing the Outstanding Lead Drama Series Actor race.
Jon Hamm, Mad Men AMC Why He Was Nominated: The question was never whether Hamm would be nominated. That’s a given. It’s his fourth in a row for his iconic Mad Men role of Don Draper but his first without three-time winner Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad in the race due to that AMC show’s lack of eligible episodes. Many assume that Hamm has already won a couple of these things. The mystifying truth is that no performer from Mad Men has yet taken home an Emmy. Why He Has To Win: Mad Men creator/showrunner/control freak Matthew Weiner is said to have specifically penned the episode “The Suitcase” as a performance piece for Hamm and co-star Elisabeth Moss (also nominated). It featured the two of them exclusively and powerfully. With Cranston out of the picture, there should be no keeping Hamm from his rightful cruise down victory lane. As a fellow actor and TV academy voters noted to me, “Everyone I talk to thinks the Emmy belongs to Jon this time. It’s well deserved and frankly overdue.” Why He Can’t Possibly Win: Hamm hasn’t earned one of these things yet, and he’s been nominated for Emmys six times in all (also twice as a guest on 30 Rock). Plus, he’s up against two guys (Hugh Laurie and Michael C. Hall) who also have been nominated multiple times without winning. Either could well pull an upset. Read More »
DreamWorks just released a full trailer that lays out the mythology for I Am Number Four, the DJ Caruso-directed film starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, and Glee‘s Dianna Agron and skedded for February 18. It’s meant to be the first of a series based on the novels by Pittacus Lore.
FX drama series Justified will return for a second season on February 9 and will run in the Wednesday 10 PM slot for 13 weeks. Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including his short story Fire in the Hole.
During tonight’s episode of FX’s flagship drama Sons of Anarchy, the cable network will premiere the first trailer for the upcoming second season of Justified, which launches in February. In it, Timothy Olyphant stars as the tough,southern-bred but soft-spoken U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.