Timothy Olyphant has played several memorable characters over the course of his acting career, such as a pill-pushing drug dealer in Doug Limon's Go, a porn-peddler in The Girl Next Door, and a rock guitarist in Rock Star. But to television junkies, he'll always be remembered as Seth Bullock, the tough-as-nails protagonist from HBO's Deadwood.
Of course, the popular Western rode off into the sunset after production costs proved too mighty, thus reducing the instances of "****sucker" uttered on television by about 99 percent. Olyphant didn't stop playing badasses, though, as evidenced by his turn as a villain in Live Free or Die Hard and his upcoming role as the very bald and very lethal Agent 47 in this November's Hitman.
TV.com caught up with Olyphant on his press binge for the movie (which is based on the popular third-person assassination video games from ...Read more
Paging Dr. Huff's agent.
Cable channel Showtime has canceled Huff, the serio-comic series starring Hank Azaria as a disturbed psychologist. The series wrapped its second, and as it turns out final, season on Sunday.
From the outset, expectations for Huff were high, with Showtime green-lighting the second season even before the pilot had aired. Despite critical acclaim, the show never attained high ratings.
Huff received seven Emmy nominations for its first season. Azaria and Oliver Platt were nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, and Blythe Danner won a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for portrayal of Huff's mother, Izzy.
Huff's fate recalls another highly thought of yet low-rated cable series, Deadwood. The HBO Western reportedly cost $5 million per episode and never got the audience the network hoped for, saddling HBO with an expensive prestige product ...Read more
Luke Perry has signed on with the ensemble cast of HBO's new drama John From Cincinnati.
Perry had done a guest shot in the Cincinnati pilot and has now signed on to be a regular on the series, which began production this month for an anticipated summer premiere date. The series, from Deadwood creator David Milch, revolves around southern California's surfing culture and a dysfunctional family. Bruce Greenwood, Rebecca De Mornay, Ed O'Neill, and Luis Guzman also star.
Perry, best known for his stint on Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210, most recently starred in the short-lived NBC drama Windfall. He also starred the Showtime sci-fi series Jeremiah from 2002-04.