Courteney Cox, Winona Ryder, John Lithgow and former Friday Night Lights stars Adrianne Palicki, Jesse Plemons and Zach Gilford will appear in the second season of Drunk History.
The Comedy Central series created by Derek Waters and produced Will Ferrell sees intoxicated celebrity narrators such as Jen Kirkman and Paget Brewster recall dubious historical events.
Season two of Drunk History will feature Lithgow playing George Washington, while Ryder is set to play the wife of Benedict Arnold (Chris Parnell).
Arrested Development cast members David Cross, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale will all appear in Drunk History, as will Patton Oswalt, Terry Crews, Johnny Knoxville, Jason Momoa and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.
Past narrators Kirkman and Brewster are back as well.
Drunk History creator Waters evoked Friday Night Lights when speaking to Entertainment Weekly about this season’s guests: “Casting season two, I had one thing in mind – to keep clear eyes and a full heart so I wouldn’t lose.
“I was lucky enough to get several cast members from Friday Night Lights as well as the Hollywood Hall of Fame of my favorite dream actors to work with, no matter what their IMDb star meter is.”
Drunk History returns on July 1 at 10pm on Comedy Central in the US.
Please note it has not been confirmed as of this time if Adrianne will be a part of season two yet!
Two weeks into its run, El Rey Network‘s first original scripted series, From Dusk Till Dawn, has been picked up for a 13-episode second season. Because El Rey — available on Comcast, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable — is an ustart, it is not yet measured by Nielsen, so no ratings data for the show is available. But From Dusk Till Dawn has been bringing in coin from distribution pacts, including a deal with Netflix, which carries the series in key international El-Rey-Network (1)territories and is on board for Season 2, and a DVD/EST agreement with eOne for the U.S. and Canada, which makes From Dusk Till Dawn episodes available on Amazon, iTunes, Sony Playstation, Xbox, Vudu, Google Play, Cinemanow, Blackberry and Target Ticket after their El Rey premiere. “As the television landscape becomes even more crowded, it’s important for El Rey Network to have a recurring and memorable franchise that speaks to our audience and allows us to break away from the noise of all the competition,” El Rey vice chair Scott Sassa said. “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is most certainly that kind of property and we are thrilled with the response from our affiliate partners, advertisers, viewers and the international community.”
From Dusk Till Dawn is based on the cult classic film of the same name by El Rey co-founder Robert Rodriguez, who created the series and directed four of the first season’s installments. “This is a truly unique property and one that has really resonated for viewers,” he said. “It has been a joy to bring these characters back to life and have the opportunity to take our storytelling to a whole new place.” From Dusk Till Dawn will be followed by El Rey’s second scripted series, action drama Matador, which is in production.
From Dusk Till Dawn’s international cast includes: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo. From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is an El Rey Network production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Miramax. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Coto (who is also showrunner) and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. Diego Gutierrez is writer and co-executive producer.
I’ve added some various scans of Adrianne to the gallery from magazines last year and one from this year.
While we don’t have a promotional image of Adrianne from the series yet, I have added one marketing poster from the series to our gallery.
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It didn’t take long for About a Boy boss Jason Katims to recruit one of his Friday Night Lights colleagues to NBC’s new freshman comedy.
Former Friday Night Lights co-star Adrianne Palicki has booked a guest arc on the comedy starring David Walton and Minnie Driver, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series, based on Nick Hornby’s novel and subsequent 2002 Hugh Grant feature film, follows the relationship between bachelor man-child Will (Bent’s Walton) and a young boy, Marcus (1600 Penn’s Benjamin Stockham), who moves in next door with his crazy single mother, Fiona (Driver).
Palicki will play Dr. Samantha Lake, a love interest for Will, and appear in a seven-episode arc of the comedy exec produced and written by her former FNL boss Katims.
The actress played Tyra Collette in more than 50 episodes of the NBC/DirecTV drama’s five-season run. The casting also marks a reunion for the actress with NBC, following FNL as well as the network’s heavily scrutinized Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley.
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Adrianne Palicki says she will return for ‘G.I. Joe 3′.
The 30-year-old actress starred alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in action blockbuster ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ earlier this year and she has confirmed she will reprise her role as femme fatale Lady Jaye in a third film.
Paramount has yet to announce a release date for the third film and it’s not yet known whether director Jon M. Chu will return to helm the follow-up.
Palicki confirmed the news to IGN, adding that her role in the film has led to her being inundated with offers for similar action movies.
She said: “I think it’s hard to find females who can do the action stuff and I think that when people see somebody … there are only like three or four [actresses] who are in all that stuff, because it’s like once people see that they can do it, they put them in a lot of things. So yes, I definitely get a lot of scripts for action films.”
However, the ‘Friday Night Lights’ star admits she worries about being typecast as an action heroine.
She added: “I love doing it. I love doing my own stunts. I’m one of those crazy people … but it’s a fine line because you don’t want to get pigeon-holed. That’s why I try to do comedies or even a little independent film, just to stay above board – to keep it real, and to keep me from getting injured once in a while! I’m 30 and I feel like I’m 57 years old!”
A new Wonder Woman may have been cast in Batman Vs. Superman, but it wasn’t all that long ago that Adrianne Palicki was set to play the iconic character in producer David E. Kelley’s NBC pilot about the DC superheroine. As it turned out, however, the show never got past the pilot stage, continuing the Amazon warrior’s unlucky streak on the road to live-action.
I got to chat with former Friday Night Lights star Palicki recently on the set of the revenge action thriller John Wick, in which she costars with Keanu Reeves. We’ll have more on that film soon, but I wanted to break out what Palicki had to say about the experience of (briefly) playing Wonder Woman. Despite obviously being disappointed that the show never happened, the actress seems to really have enjoyed her time with the tiara and golden lasso.
“I got to play Wonder Woman which was, by the way, maybe one of the coolest things ever,” Palicki beams when the topic comes up.
I asked the actress — who, in case you hadn’t noticed, is certainly Amazonian in stature — if she regrets that the Wonder Woman show didn’t move forward.
“I wouldn’t say regret,” she says. “I was devastated when it didn’t go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would’ve been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume — I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that. [laughs] I’m really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I’ll get to play that character or another awesome icon again.”
And that very well may be. Palicki’s turn as Lady Jaye in the successful G.I. Joe: Retaliation — she says she’ll be back for G.I. Joe 3 by the way — and her ability to handle stunt work means that she frequently gets scripts for similar films.
“I think it’s hard to find females who can do the action stuff and I think that when people see somebody… there are only like three or four [actresses] who are in all that stuff, because it’s like once people see that they can do it, they put them in a lot of things,” she says. “So yes, I definitely get a lot of scripts for action films. Which is awesome, because I love doing it. I love doing my own stunts. I’m one of those crazy people, but it’s a fine line because you don’t want to get pigeonholed. That’s why I try to do comedies or even a little independent film, just to stay above board. To keep it real, and to keep me from getting injured once in a while! I’m 30 and I feel like I’m 57 years old!”
Palicki’s not saying if she has specifically received any superhero scripts lately. But when told of the fan community’s interest in seeing her don a cape or super-suit again, the actress just smiles and says, “I’m waiting for Supergirl.”