September 16, 2013 |
With Fox's "New Girl" returning its third season, star and Chicago native Lamorne Morris recently visited RedEye to talk about the show and what's in store for Winston, Jess, Nick and Schmidt. More importantly, Morris talked about the origins of the drinking game True American, which the show's characters introduced to fans in Season 1. In the game, players must stand on chairs, tables, countertops or anything that keeps them off the floor, which has become molten lava. Through a series of commands, shouts, trivia or whatever else players invent, they move around...
January 16, 2014 |
If you don't watch FOX's "New Girl," you're doing yourself a disservice. Not as a TV watcher, but as a Bulls fan. Nick Miller (played by Evanston native Jake Johnson) reps so hard for the Bulls that he could easily be me or one of my friends. You may think that's ridiculous, but I once got into a fight with a guy in college because he said the '96-'97 Bulls were overrated. Loyalty is everything. Watch this clip from this week's episode where he breaks down for his girlfriend, Zooey Deschanel's character, why she can't root for...
March 4, 2013 |
Fox will have more killing and comedy next season. The network announced Monday it was renewing Kevin Bacon's serial killer drama "The Following" and the comedies "The Mindy Project," "New Girl" and "Raising Hope. " "New Girl" will return for a third season, while "Raising Hope" earned its fourth. "The Mindy Project" and "The Following" will be back for their second seasons. A slew of actors from the Chicago area appear in the shows. "Raising Hope" has Lucas Neff , while Ike Barinholtz ...
June 18, 2012 |
Chicago TV viewers get their first look at Fox's new Chicago filmed and set drama, "The Mob Doctor," on Sept. 17, the network announced Monday. The series, about--you guessed it--a doctor for the mob, stars Jordana Spiro of "My Boys" fame as the titular doctor who is forced to work for the mob to pay off her brother's gambling debts and keep mobsters from killing him. Evanston native Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights") co-stars along with Floriana Lima, Zeljko Ivanek, William Forsythe, James Carpinello, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Jesse Lee Soffer and Wendy...
May 19, 2013 |
Don't get used to "The Goodwin Games," Fox's new comedy about three damaged siblings competing for their dad's $23 million estate. I don't think it will be around very long. It seems fairly obvious Fox isn't committed to the sitcom ( 7:30 p.m. CT May 20, Fox; 1.5 stars out of 3 ). The network pushed it from the fall 2012 schedule, then reportedly cut its 13-episode order to seven. Now it's burning off the episodes on Monday nights with repeats of "Raising Hope," "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project.
August 21, 2013 |
***1/2 (out of four) In the immensely authentic, Chicago-made "Drinking Buddies," the chemistry between pals and Revolution Brewing co-workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Chicago native Jake Johnson of "New Girl") isn't the elephant in the room. It's a freaking Tyrannosaurus Rex in the room, so great is the natural dynamic between these friends who are both seeing other people. Kate and Luke aren't alone in their uncertainty -- when Luke and his girlfriend, Jill (Anna Kendrick)