Memphis Beat

New guest appearance: Alphas (and Memphis Beat update)

alphas,david strathairnI guess it’s official now:

Garret will guest star on Alphas (Syfy’s new show with David Strathairn, filmed in Toronto, that premiered a few weeks ago) later this season. The show airs Mondays at 10 pm. Impressive robot line-up going on there, too, with Summer Glau, Brent Spiner, Lindsay Wagner and Callum Rennie all showing up this season.

No details yet. Here is what IGN says:

In today’s panel for the Syfy show Alphas, executive producer Ira Steven Behr announced the names of a few upcoming guest stars that genre fans should know, including Summer Glau (Firefly, The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Garret Dillahunt (Deadwood, Sarah Connor) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman).

Behr didn’t go into details about the characters they’d be playing, but he did say that he’d just seen Glau’s episode and that she’s “terrific” in it.

And it looks like Garret’s episode of Memphis Beat airs this week. From TNT’s site:

Memphis Beat – Season 2, Episode 7
Body of Evidence
Premieres Tuesday, July 26 at 9/8c
In the middle of the funeral for a man known for helping at-risk kids, his body goes missing, and it’s up to Dwight and Whitehead to find it. They soon suspect the man may not have been the model citizen everyone believed him to be.

No previews yet.

Updates: The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Memphis Beat

If you missed it on Twitter like I almost did, Garret has joined The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a “sophisticated comedy sprinkled with affectionate homage to 1940s era radio,” which is recorded live at the Largo at the Coronet in Hollywood. If you’re in the area on August 6, you can get tickets at

If you’re not, you can bookmark these links for future reference:

Several other familiar faces will also make an appearance:

The August 6th show features guest stars Nathan Fillion, Linda Cardellini, Janet Varney, Colin Hanks, AND MORE! Acker & Blacker’s The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a staged comedy production in the style of an old-time radio show that proves radio is still the king of all media!

As for Memphis Beat, episode 2×06 airs tomorrow (Tuesday, 9 pm, TNT), but it’s not called “Body of Evidence,” but “Troubled Water.” Not sure if this is Garret’s episode as I haven’t seen him in the promos.

Troubled Water
Premieres Tuesday, July 19 at 9/8c
Paula calls on Dwight to help one of his oldest friends, who has been arrested in a case involving three gunmen who robbed a party boat. Dwight’s investigation brings him face to face with an old flame and gives him a chance to perform with one of his old band members from his high school days.

And I suppose Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman scoring Emmy nominations this week (big congrats to both!) is as good an excuse as any to finally post this clip:

Updates: Looper, Raising Hope, Oliver Sherman, Memphis Beat

Yeah, let’s start with that last one. A new TV appearance has showed up on Garret’s list of credits at the IMDb: Memphis Beat, episode 2×06, “Body of Evidence.” No details yet except for the character’s name (Tim Wayne), but it’s too soon anyway. Season two of Memphis Beat premieres on Tuesday, June 14 at 9/8, so we won’t see the episode for another couple of months.

Second, great news from Cannes, via Deadline: Looper has found a distributor. Report:

A frenzied Saturday auction on the Croisette has ended with FilmDistrict in final negotiations for U.S. distribution rights to Looper, the Rian Johnson-directed science fiction film that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Bruce Willis. There were at least six bidders spanning major studios and independents, and it sounds like some serious upfront money was paid. But the intriguing part is that the deal orchestrated between CAA and FilmDistrict’s Peter Schlessel will likely end in FilmDistrict using an option with Sony Pictures, which would release and market the film through the TriStar label. That replicates the distribution structure of District 9, which Schlessel acquired while he was at Sony. The picture has a similarly brainy construct and is also reminiscent of the first Terminator.

Johnson wrote the script, about a contract killer who works for the mob of the future, and who kills victims that are sent back in time 30 years, so there is no trace of the crime in the future. It’s a great gig, until the killer (Gordon-Levitt) recognizes that one of his targets (Willis) is a futuristic version of himself.

Third, two new reviews of Oliver Sherman showed up at and and they’re both pretty spectacular. Check them out.

And, on the Raising Hope front, there is a new interview with Garret at Zap2it. Snippet:

“Martha and I are both glad it was a plot point,” says Dillahunt, “that we’re young grandparents.”

And he doesn’t mind co-starring with babies.

“They turned 1 toward the end of the season,” says Dillahunt. “We really like them, and they’re getting very comfortable with us. I find myself missing them.

“They are great. I think we won the baby race, if nothing else. They have different skills. Rylie’s the Meryl Streep of babies. You bring her in for all the emotional stuff and all the spit-take-type stuff. Baylie’s the stunt baby.”

Last, the clips from the Raising Hope season finale, “Don’t Vote for This Episode,” which airs this Tuesday at 9 pm: