I remember hearing about this show a while ago. Im one of those extremely nerdy people who pays attention to all the pilots that are greenlit by the networks as well as those that get picked up to be series. Did I mention Im a nerd? I was excited about this show in particular for three reasons: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon and Tom Berenger. These three names alone made me want to watch it. I never got into One Tree Hill, but I loved Bryan Greenberg on HBOs Unscripted. I was so disappointed when it didnt get renewed for a second season. And Laura Prepon is our beloved Donna or Big Red from That '70s Show. And Tom Berenger. I think hes just a great actor who doesnt seem to be getting much work. And I have to say that the talents of all three of these actors are underutilized here.But Im not saying the show doesnt have potential. I think this is a great concept. I was one of those kids who couldnt wait to get out of my ...
Question: I've really been enjoying Extras, but it seems like I never hear anything about the show. Why has HBO put so little effort into promoting it? Do you think it's because it's not their own production? Or because there aren't that many episodes? I saw ads for Unscripted and The Comeback all over the place and neither of those shows was nearly as good as this one. Whenever a network attempts to remake a British show, there are always scores of people complaining because they don't just air the
originals. Now that a network finally is, it seems like the show is going completely unnoticed.
Answer: It would make sense to me if HBO, as I expect, spent most of its promotional energy this fall, once Rome was up and running, to trumpet the long-awaited return of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I'm loving Extras and agree HBO had some real opportunities to exploit the hilarious cameos by Kate Winslet and Ben Stiller, but much like Ricky Gervais' original The Office, it's still something of a
Question: I need some House scoop!
Answer: Producers have cast House's parents — and they're two people I've never heard of! Diane Baker (A Mighty Wind, HBO's Unscripted) and R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket) have been tapped to play Blythe and John House. They'll turn up in the fifth episode.