Give Me My Remote has a new interview with Garret. Hit the link for the whole article.
RAISING HOPE bounced around a bit as it finished its third season (the final two episodes of the year aired on a Thursday), but when it returns for the upcoming season, it’s currently scheduled to make the move to Friday nights (after BONES).
“I even get tweets from people far from Hollywood that think ‘oh, you’re in the death slot,’” RAISING HOPE star Garret Dillahunt (Burt) acknowledged of the shift. “That’s just not true anymore. There are some hits on Friday nights: BLUE BLOODS and GRIMM did very well. A lot of people don’t know what night a show is on anymore, the way people watch TV. It could be great for us. We could end up being the stars of the night and last another three years. If we hold our audience, we’re going to be heroes. It really didn’t affect me one way or the other. And I suppose it would be a waste of energy if it did, because it’s happening. If something at Tuesday [tanks], or if it happens on another night, I have no doubt they’re going to put us right back in there. We seem to be that show for them.”
The schedule will be announced on August 20. TIFF 2013 runs from Sept. 5 to 15.
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen, USA World Premiere
12 Years a Slave tells the incredible true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and finally freed in 1853. The story is a triumphant tale of one man’s courage and perseverance to reunite with his family that serves as an important historical and cultural marker in American history. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams and Alfre Woodard.
Friday nights beginning on Nov. 8 are all-new when BONES moves to a new night and time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) kicks off an all-new hour of comedy, followed by the series premiere of the new sibling comedy ENLISTED (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Written and created by Kevin Biegel (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs”) and starring Geoff Stults (“Ben and Kate,” “The Finder”), Chris Lowell (“Private Practice,” “Veronica Mars”) and Parker Young (“Suburgatory”), ENLISTED is an irreverent single-camera comedy about an older sibling who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers and lead a group of misfits on a small Florida Army base.
The release date chess game of the Oscar-bait autumn films continues. After some exuberant test screenings, Fox Searchlight is moving the Steve McQueen-directed Twelve Years A Slave to a limited platform release that will begin October 18. The original plan for the film backed by New Regency and River Road was to start the limited platform release in late December. They felt it could thrive in the fall, instead of waiting for winter.
GiveMeMyRemote.com has a new interview with Garret, mostly about Paloma. Hit the link to read the whole article.
Given your busy schedule, how did you get involved with “Paloma”?
Garret Dillahunt: I guess they just called. I don’t know if they went through other people [for the role] or if I was always on their mind, but [writer/director] Julia [Stiles] and I were supposed to do a movie together that sort of fell apart the previous summer, so maybe it was an effort to make up for that. But it was a nice phone call to get.
I wanted to work with Julia. I wanted to help her if she needed help. I don’t mean she did need help, but if she was going to do this project, it was like, “I’d love to help you do that.” I like to stay busy, and you’re always looking to do things differently than the last thing you did. When I’m in my hiatus, it was perfect.
Were you familiar with WIGS before you signed on?
GD: I wasn’t real familiar with WIGS, but I did know “Blue” that Julia had acted in for WIGS. So I was familiar it was out there. But I didn’t know the ambitiousness of their effort… it’s an exciting new venue [in new media]. A lot of this stuff keeps happening. A very viable place for us to do what we do.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Garret will make another appearance on Burn Notice this season. No confirmation on the episode yet, but he was in Florida around the time they were shooting episode 7×08 (spoilers at the link).
Dillahunt, who currently plays Burt Chance on Fox’s Raising Hope, was last seen in season 4′s “Hard Time.” In his upcoming appearance, the audience will find the unpredictable Simon NOT inside the maximum security prison where he has spent the past years. The big question: Who let him out?
Deadline has the announcement for Hello, I Must Be Going. They start shooting in L.A. later this month.
The former Friends star is getting behind the camera for her feature directorial debut with Hello I Must Be Going. Written by David Flebotte, the Courteney Cox helmed pic has Seann William Scott in the lead role as Ted Morgan, a depressed man who heads back to his hometown to right some wrongs before committing suicide. Former Private Practice actress Kate Walsh co-stars as his sister-in-law Kathleen Morgan in the movie. A co-EP on Desperate Housewives, Flebotte has written for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and served as a consulting producer on Raising Hope. The star of that Fox comedy Garret Dillahunt and former Daily Show correspondent and Internship actor Rob Riggle are also in the cast of Hello I Must Be Going.
And a few BTS clips showed up on the WIGS channel in the last few days. The latest one (embedded first) has an interview with Garret.
Okay, finally some news about Paloma: it will be released on June 7 (next Friday) on the Wigs YouTube channel. ET Online has posted the trailer today.
There is still no info to be found about the film Production Weekly mentioned last week, “Hello, I Must Be Going,” except for a few bits from an interview with Courteney Cox earlier this month. She says it’s a bold, funny, heartfelt, inappropriate independent comedy, so hopefully more on that front soon.