Television

‘American Pickers’ Coming To Town

The team from ‘American Pickers,’ the long-running show on the History Channel, is heading our way in August and you can apply for consideration. The American Pickers are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. Hitting back

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Two Leading Lights Of Prov Theater Have Passed

“I always say Eugene is the only actual genius I’ve worked with.” High praise coming from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels speaking to the New York Times in 2014. Within the past week we have learned of the deaths of two of Trinity Rep’s pioneering members: Adrian Hall, their founding artistic director; and Eugene

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Casting Call For ‘Gilded Age’

This casting is for paid background/extra work. Wanted: People to portray 1880s kitchen maids, and men and women age 20-50 years to play the upper class people who didn’t pay them enough. The casting company adds, “Must be ok working around smoke and have natural-colored hair.” From the Newport Daily News: According to Grant Wilfley

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‘Lovecraft Country’ Starts

Either the new HBO eight-episode series ‘Lovecraft Country’ is going to be really really good, or this is an excellent trailer . . . or both. Based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle

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New AMC Series ‘NOS4A2’ Filming In RI

Keep yer eyes peeled for Zachary Quinto. All filming for the upcoming AMC supernatural horror series “NOS4A2” (say Nosferatu) will take place right here in Rhode Island. A North Kingstown warehouse has even been converted into a sound stage. Who to thank? One of the local connections, executive producer Lauren Corrao, is originally from Providence.

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Jordan Peele Producing ‘Lovecraft Country’ For HBO

Hard on the huge success of his genre-bending horror movie “Get Out” (The New York Times called it an “exhilaratingly smart and scary freakout about a black man in a white nightmare”), Jordan Peele is teaming up with Bad Robot and writer/showrunner Misha Green to turn the thematically similar novel Lovecraft Country into a series

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Local Muso Gavin Russom On ‘Saturday Night Live’

(5.6) The last time we crowed about native son Gavin Russom was back in February of 2011 (!) when he and his back-up band LCD Soundsystem were performing on The Colbert Report. The band was on their way to their absolutely final, we really really mean it . . . we’re even making a movie

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Very Tall Man At Granoff

(4.25) Brown University presents an evening with screenwriter Ian Maxtone-Graham and historian Ted Widmer. (We’ve written about Widmer before. Resumé includes: President Clinton speechwriter; Martin Van Buren rehabilitator; Lord Rockingham of Upper Crust fame.) The recipient of seven Emmy Awards, Maxtone-Graham (Class of ’83) will share observations from his work in television. He has written

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‘Dark Providence’ Television Project

(1.25) Occasionally we suggest you leave town, if it’s something special. This tidbit comes from Niels Hobbs, proprietor of the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council, regarding a proposed Lovecraftian television series — ‘Dark Providence’ written by Clark Huggins and Zuzanna Szadkowski. A full staged reading of the pilot script will take place this Monday in

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