Acclaimed director Ben Affleck is taking his talents to the small screen.
The two-time Oscar winner is set to direct the pilot for the Fox period drama The Middle Man, the network announced Friday.
This marks the first TV directing gig for Affleck, who is also executive-producing the project with writer Glenn Gordon Caron.
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Medium has taken its fans on some intensely crazy rides over the course of seven seasons. Why should the finale be different? The CBS fright series — the victim of low ratings — will end its run tonight with the episode "Me Without You," which starts with psychic Allison Dubois and her family in the present day and follows them 48 years into the future.
CBS has officially canceled Medium.
"It's true. Allison Dubois will dream her last dream on Medium, Friday, January 21st. In what we believe will be a series defining episode, Allison and her family will stare destiny in the eye. And destiny will not blink," creator Glenn Gordon Caron wrote on the show's official Facebook page Thursday.
Anjelica Huston courtesy Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS
Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston has been tapped to visit Medium during the NBC drama's fourth season, playing an investigator for a firm called Ameritips who strikes an unusual bargain with Allison. "When we decided to embark on a six-episode arc involving a formidable female character, the challenge was to find an actress who could hold the screen with Patricia [Arquette] while creating sparks of her own," series creator Glenn Gordon Caron explains to the Hollywood Reporter. "I couldn't be more excited or more inspired [to have Huston in the role]. The idea of writing for two such extraordinary actresses... is exactly the kind of creative kick in the ass we relish on Medium."Sounds like Medium is sizing up a 2008 guest-actress Emmy.
It may be tough being a teen in real life, but playing one on TV is a whole different story. We caught up with Sofia Vassilieva, who plays Ariel Dubois on Medium, at CBS/Paramount's "Mix It Up with Young Stars" event on June 29 at the Lucky Strike in Hollywood, to chat about her life on and off the set and what's next for her character. TV Guide: What's coming up for you next season?Vassilieva: Actually, nothing. Nothing yet. It's all going to be a shock for me.TV Guide: When will you get a script?Vassilieva: I think I'll get a script in about two weeks. Because we usually get a script about two weeks before we shoot and then we'll see what happens. The first episode usually dictates what happens. So I'm really excited but it's as much a shock to me as it is to everybody else. I'm really like, "Surprise me" right now.TV Guide: How do you feel your character has developed?Vassilieva: She's grown up. When we first started the show she was young and sweet and now she's developed into t...
Fox has committed to a comedy pilot from Denis Leary and Don Reo, the cocreator of My Wife and Kids. The as-yet-untitled project centers on a 15-year-old thief who moves in with his similarly sticky-fingered grandpa.... CBS has given a pilot order to The Meant to Be's, a clumsily titled romantic drama from Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron about a young dead woman who must return to Earth and help others before she can "pass over." Wait, so she's Jewish?
Patricia and (inset) Richmond Arquette
It's been a while since Medium (Mondays at 10 pm/ET on NBC) star Patricia Arquette worked with her older brother, Richmond — he directed her in her first film, "a whodunit called James Long, when I was only 7 years old," recalls the actress. But she'll finally get the chance to team up with him again when he guest-stars later this season on her hit series.
In the episode, Richmond (Scream 3) will play a man whom Patricia's Allison DuBois meets after he goes to the hospital for an MRI. "While he's in the machine, Allison sees thoughts in his head," explains executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron. "And one of them is an apparently incongruous, violent vision from the past, and she beco
Medium in 3-D: Grab your glasses!
Tonight at 10 pm/ET, NBC's Medium enters a new dimension — the third one, to be exact — with the broadcast of a special episode introduced by a "resurrected" Rod Serling and featuring scenes that, when viewed through 3-D glasses (available in the current issue of TV Guide), will literally leap out at viewers. The premise facilitating the 3-D segments: Psychic Allison Dubois (played by Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) has eye-popping visions when she looks at the paintings of a troubled young artist.
Who planted the seed of this idea in series creator Glenn Gordon Caron's head? None other than the artist formerly known as Pee-wee Herman. "I was reminded of my enthusiasm for 3-D at a party Patricia had," he tells TVGuide.com. "Th
Question: You mentioned that TV Guide magazine would serve as the exclusive distributor of the 3-D glasses for the Nov. 21 Medium episode. But I'm wondering whether they will only be in the newsstand copies like all the other "good stuff" (e.g., the Lost DVD). As a long-time subscriber, I'm ready to discontinue my subscription and buy only those issues with the good stuff in them.
Answer: I'm told the glasses, like the Ausiello Report, will be included in both the newsstand and subscriber issues, so no need to cancel that subscription, Annette. Speaking of the 3-D outing, I have some breaking news to share on that front: The depth-defying episode will now air as a special two-hour event. And regarding the specifics of the plot, exec producer Glenn Gordon Caron tells me that many of the 3-D sequences will take place in an art gallery. "Something will be reve