So many Peter Pan Live! hate-watch parties didn’t go as planned last night. Clumsy camera transitions, overstuffed set design, and timid action sequences proved too dull to engage viewers with secondhand-embarrassment. Luckily, the story had Wendy Darling (played by Taylor Louderman) to carry the entire conversation.
On December 4, NBC will try to recreate the ratings success of last year’s The Sound of Music with the family friendly Peter Pan Live!, starring Girls’ Allison Williams and Oscar winner Christopher Walken. The beloved musical with a book by Sir James M. Barrie, music by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne, and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green has a long history with the Peacock Network, airing its first telecast of the Broadway show starring Mary Martin in 1955. After its initial broadcast, NBC restaged the musical live again in 1956, and then in 1960, with subsequent rebroadcasts of the last production over the course of the next three decades. Read more…
O.K., the first official trailer for Girls season 4 is finally here. The hit HBO series created by Lena Dunham marked its return to awkward greatness with a surprisingly smart season 3. Now, the show promises to continue that streak with a new trailer. And there’s so much going on in the trailer that we just need to talk about it. Like seriously, all of it.
As expected, Girls season 4 will have growing pains, love triangles, and even more Marnie (Allison Williams) awkwardly singing in public places. Lena Dunham and her crew give us a taste of what we can expect in 2015 with a new behind-the-scenes preview.
The first photo of Allison Williams as Peter Pan has arrived, Adam Levine develops a new comedy series based on his early life, Disney’s short film Frozen Fever will hit theater next spring and more of today’s First Dibs.
In what’s clearly the most random casting news of the day, Girls star Allison Williams has scored the lead role of Peter Pan in NBC’s Peter Pan Live. To be fair, previous casting announcements have included Christopher Walken (as Captain Hook), so it’s clear the December 4 production is going for the unconventional.
The Oscars are over and Paris Fashion Week is wrapping up, which means we can finally stop pretending the ridiculous contraptions worn by some the world’s biggest stars are soon to be “on trend.” Rihanna has been in the City of Lights all week, hanging out with Oscar winners and breaking out dozens of outfits that would make a marathon runner stop in his or her tracks. Her short hair looks great, the bold lip is on point, but she’s still had some missteps.
Does Allison Williams want to walk away from Girls to become a mom? Did Julia Roberts leave her half-sister to die of a drug overdose? What is Gary Oldman spilling about Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes?
Girls returns for its third season tonight, hopefully answering the burning questions of whether Adam (Adam Driver) and Hannah (Lena Dunham) are currently living in domestic, Brooklyn bliss, and how Christopher Abbott‘s sudden departure will affect Charlie and Marnie’s relationship. Despite sweetly reuniting at Roberta’s in the Season 2 finale, all good things must come to an end. And besides, break-ups and heartache work better for this group. Like many 20somethings, the female protagonists of Dunham’s HBO series have had their fair share of romantic misfires. For every adoring boyfriend who is willing to hold your just-worn retainer, there’s a creepy older boss who doesn’t know the difference between good and bad touches or that casual hookup who won’t text you back.