New girl, meet the ex-girl.
Big Love alum Jeanne Tripplehorn has booked a recurring role on New Girl as the former wife of Jess' upcoming new love interest, played by Dermot Mulroney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
When things heat up between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and...
They rarely make TV-movies like Lifetime's Five (Monday, 9/8c) anymore, and I really wish they would. A sensitively told issue-of-the-week anthology in the classic life-affirming tear-jerker tradition, the high-profile talent is on both sides of the camera in these intertwined vignettes dealing with breast cancer. Though the subject matter is wrenching, the tone here is more about emotional uplift, emphasizing the importance of bringing loved ones along for the fight.
Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Clarkson
For Jeanne Tripplehorn, her role in FIVE served as a reminder.
"A few months ago I got a phone call saying that Jennifer [Aniston] and Marta [Kauffman, co-creator of Friends] were doing the project and I immediately said yes," says Tripplehorn. "When we started filming, I realized that I hadn't had a mammogram in two years. So I rushed out to get one immediately. My wish is that when people see this film, it will remind them to do the same."
Doing its part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lifetime is giving us FIVE (Monday, 9/8c) . The quintet of five short films was directed by Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.
About 20 minutes each, the stories — with stars including Tripplehorn, Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin and Patricia Clarkson — deal with the emotional roller coaster that breast cancer patients and their families endure. The women's stories run...
Molly Parker has joined the upcoming drama The Firm, its network NBC has announced.
The Deadwood and Swingtown alum will star as Abby, the wife of protagonist Mitchell McDeer (Josh Lucas), who played a key role in his bringing down a mob-related Memphis law firm...
Bob Newhart has joined Lifetime's new original movie Project Five, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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An anthology of five short films, Project Five explores the impact of breast cancer on people's lives. Newhart, 81, will play ...
If HBO were to do a sequel to Big Love, it would have to be called something like The Three Sister-Wives. Not exactly Chekhov, but I'd probably watch. Barb, Margene and Nicki carrying on without Bill: That's already a home plus.
I had drifted a while ago from the flock of followers of this weird and lately quite preachy series about polygamy and family and faith, but did a marathon catch-up over the last week in time to watch the final chapter, which aimed for transcendence and at times achieved it. The hour-plus finale thankfully shucked much of the grotesque Utah-Mormon-Gothic melodrama (murderously mad prophet Alby was taken care of last week, shot down but not killed when he tried to storm the statehouse with the Henricksons inside) and stressed the themes of an unorthodox family and marriage unit fighting for acceptance and survival in a judgmental and often violently unforgiving world. (If you want to see this as a metaphor for the ongoing fight for gay marriage equality, I won't stop you.)
SPOILER ALERT! This story reveals key plot details of Big Love's series finale. Don't read any further if you haven't watched yet.
At the end of Big Love, Bill Henrickson got his wish: His trio of wives remained a cohesive and loving family unit despite attacks on several fronts.
Over its five seasons, HBO's Big Love masterfully divided story lines between its polygamous foursome — Bill (Bill Paxton), Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki (Chloë Sevigny) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin). But cocreator Will Scheffer points out, "This is Jeanne's year. Barb has been utterly transcendent." Her journey, and all the reunited Henricksons' (Amanda Seyfried is back as daughter Sarah), comes to a close in Sunday's emotional series finale as Barb is finally able to embrace her life as an independent woman/wife/mother... and priesthood holder.
Ginnifer Goodwin, Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn
The cat's out of the bag in the fifth and final season of Big Love: Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), Utah's newly elected State Senator, has announced that he and his family are polygamists — and it's not sitting well with everyone.
"I don't think Bill regrets [the announcement], although I think he has underestimated the amount of animosity and persecution he faces," Paxton said at the Los Angeles premiere on January 12. "But he has to try to reform the image of plural marriage and polygamy, otherwise it will be left to guys like Alby (Matt Ross) to promote."
Bill's three wives struggle to come to terms with living out in the open for a ...
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Jeanne Tripplehorn Big Love Sigourney Weaver and JK Simmons Law Order SVU are joining Tim Allen in Crazy on the Outside his directorial debutIn the film Allen will play a recently released prisoner who repeatedly hits on his parole officer Tripplehorn Simmons and Weaver Allens costar in my favorite homesick movie Galaxy Quest will here play a naggy brother- and sister-in-law respectively Ray Liotta Kelsey Grammer and Julie Bowen also costar Mickey OConnor