Garret Dillahunt

First pics and clips from Raising Hope (Keep Hope Alive)

Fox has revealed its fall lineup and sent out the first round of promotional materials for all the new shows on Monday. Keep Hope Alive has had a title change and now goes under the name Raising Hope. It will air on Tuesdays at 9, right after Glee.

From the press release:

GLEE, the No. 1 new series of this season among Adults 18-49 and key demos, returns for its sophomore season to anchor a new Tuesday comedy block. Premiering this fall is RAISING HOPE, the new family comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl”), starring Lucas Neff (“The Beast”), Martha Plimpton (“How To Make It In America”), Garret Dillahunt (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Academy and Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman (“Malcolm In The Middle”). The sweet, offbeat comedy follows Jimmy Chance (Neff), a well-meaning screw-up trying his best to raise his infant daughter with the help of the eccentric family who did a less-than-stellar job of raising him. [The Futon Critic]

Clips and stills below (click to enlarge):

Raising Hope cast

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Keep Hope Alive picked up to series

This just in:

Fox has picked up four pilots to series for next season and has renewed bubble shows “Lie to Me” and “Human Target.”

The network has greenlighted Shawn Ryan’s latest police drama “RideAlong” and Texas-set drama “Midland” (now likely called “Lone Star”), as well as single-camera comedies “Traffic Light” and “Keep Hope Alive.”

The decisions represent the network’s first wave of pickups for next season. (…)

Greg Garcia’s single parent half-hour “Keep Hope Alive” and the male relationship comedy “Traffic Light” have been early frontrunners for a pickup, and are expected to represent at least a one-hour comedy block for the network’s fall schedule. [Hollywood Reporter]

Fox has started making calls to producers, giving series orders to four of its most-buzzed about pilots: Dramas “Ridealong” and “Lone Star” (formerly known as “Midland”), as well as laffers “Keep Hope Alive” and “Traffic Light.” (…)

Also, insiders confirm that Fox has already put together a preliminary schedule — but there’s still the possibility of shifts up until Sunday night, when things are locked for the network’s Monday upfront presentation. [Variety]

Update: New production of Side Man in L.A. next week

Playbill reports that Garret has joined a new L.A. Theatre Works production of Side Man, a play he did in Chicago back in 1999. The production will run from May 12 to 16 and be recorded for the LATW radio series “The Play’s the Thing.” If you’re in L.A. next week, you can get the tickets here.

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Christine Lahti and Garret Dillahunt will join Tony Award-winning actor Frank Wood in the L.A. Theatre Works presentation of Side Man.

Lahti will step into the role of Terry (originated by Edie Falco), and Dillahunt will replace Broadway Side Man cast member Scott Wolf as Clifford. (…)

Stephen Sachs will direct the LATW run that is scheduled to play May 12-16 as part of “The Play’s the Thing” series at the Skirball Cultural Center.

LATW describes the play as “a rich and moving tribute to a lost era of jazz and big bands, a time before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll when jazz musicians were legends.” [Playbill]

In other news, Wide Awake Films posted a few pics from the Arkansas Traveler trailer shoot on their Facebook page and Nikki Finke’s site says that Keep Hope Alive is among the frontrunners for the 2010/11 season.

Winter’s Bone trailer & poster

Winter’s Bone has won a couple of new prizes this week: the Best Feature Film prize at the Palm Beach Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Independent Film Festival Boston.

The trailer hit the web earlier this week too. You can see it on The New York Times site.

And here is the poster, from the Winter’s Bone Facebook page (click to enlarge):

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New film in development: Arkansas Traveler (and other updates)

Garret Dillahunt,Arkansas TravelerThe news I mentioned yesterday:

Garret has a new film in development called Arkansas Traveler. It’s a western written by Deadwood’s Sean Bridgers, still in the development stage, with Bridgers and Angela Bettis also attached to star. (Go here for the synopsis.)

Last week, they filmed an extended trailer for the film. Blue Springs Journal was there and wrote a really good article about it.

“…Understanding that period and understanding it on a level that other people don’t – that rubs off on the actors and the performance,” Bridgers said.

Bridgers, an actor by trade, is familiar with period pieces. He played Johnny in HBO’s frontier series, “Deadwood,” as did the star of “Arkansas Traveler,” Garret Dillahunt, who played Francis Wolcott. Dillahunt also played Ed Miller in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”

Garret Dillahunt,Sean Bridgers,Arkansas Traveler“When I’ve been around and heard the actors talk about being around a historical setting, it really makes their jobs easier to transport into that era,” Bears said.

The cast and crew of “Arkansas Traveler” tread carefully around one of the log buildings as the inescapable mud from the rain the day before makes for sloppy, unsure footing. Wide Awake Films and the co-directors production company, Travelin’ Productions hope the “teaser” they filmed here in Missouri last month will translate into a feature-length Hollywood film. — Blue Springs Journal

And in other news:

Page updates: Burn Notice (screencaps), Gary Unmarried (screencaps), Baryo (pics), Arkansas Traveler (page & synopsis)