Thursday, October 27, 2022

Apple TV+ Orders Comedy Still Up; Peacock Brings Us Mystery of the Week with Poker Face

Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts

Apple TV+ announces new almost-romantic comedy Still Up, set in the after-hours world of insomniacs Danny and Lisa, who have no secrets except for their feelings for each other. Free-spirited Lisa is an aspiring illustrator working as a waitress, raising her young daughter Poppy alongside loving partner Veggie. Danny is a gifted journalist suffering from extreme anxiety that profoundly impacts his life. While the rest of the world sleeps, these two friends spend their long nights talking, and despite being apart, they have come to rely on each other in the hazy, heightened evening hours. As their unique relationship unfolds, we begin to realize that they may be much more than friends.

The production hails from Various Artists Limited, whose projects also include the Emmy Award-winning series I May Destroy You and BAFTA Award winning Sally4ever" and is executive produced by BAFTA Award winner Paul Schlesinger (Twenty Twelve) and Emmy award winning Phil Clarke (I May Destroy You). The series is co-created & written by Steve Burge (Seekers) and Natalie Walter; Bryce Hart (Ten Percent) also writes on the series. It is directed by BAFTA Award nominee John Addis (Lucky Break). Still Up stars: Antonia Thomas (The Good Doctor, Small Axe, Lovesick) as Lisa, an impulsive and free-spirited aspiring illustrator and Craig Roberts (Red Oaks, Submarine) as Danny, who has a ball of self-deprecating wit and neurotic anxiety. Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, Kate & Koji, World on Fire, A Very English Scandal) also stars as Veggie.


Poker Face - Natasha Lyonne

Poker Face is a 10-episode "mystery-of-the-week" series following Natasha Lyonne's Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can't help but solve. The series premieres January 26 with four episodes on Peacock, followed by a new episode streaming Thursdays. Never underestimate the power of a good dinner conversation between friends. What started as a discussion over steak frites about detective shows and what made them such a reliable pleasure - the exploration of little worlds within each new setting, the guest stars playing killers and victims, and most importantly, a scrappy protagonist you were always ready to kick back with and see win - ultimately resulted in the creation of Charlie, the driving force behind Poker Face.

Guest stars include Adrien Brody, Angel Desai, Audrey Corsa, Benjamin Bratt, Brandon Michael Hall, Charles Melton, Chelsea Frei, Cherry Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Clea DuVall, Colton Ryan, Danielle MacDonald, Dascha Polanco, Ellen Barkin, Hong Chau, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin, Jameela Jamil, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judith Light, Leslie Silva, Lil Rel Howery, Luis Guzmán, Megan Suri, Niall Cunningham, Nicholas Cirillo, Nick Nolte, Reed Birney, Rhea Perlman, Ron Perlman, Rowan Blanchard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Shane Paul McGhie, Simon Helberg, Stephanie Hsu, Tim Blake Nelson and Tim Meadows.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Friday, April 12

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 8)

Friday, April 12

  • Dax Shepherd (Bless This Mess) - Watch Dax on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Susie appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher at 10pm on HBO.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer is telling Drew about the show hitting a milestone 1,000th episode on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever), Cheech Marin (Rob/The Golden Palace) and Jay Hernandez (Hang Time) - Dennis, Cheech and Jay talk about The Long Game on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jaime Camil (Schmigadoon!/Broke) - Jaime talks about NBC's Lopez vs Lopez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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