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Jan 21
Ali Articles & Interviews, Pivoting Comments Off on Pandemic Fog Casts a Shadow on Another TV Pilot Season

As Ginnifer fans have been anxiously awaiting a new project for her, Covid has taken it’s toll on the TV Pilot season so the status of Pivoting is still up in the air but it appears that the cast is preparing for production with a table reading.

Comedies and dramas picked up this time a year ago remain in contention as a new batch of development and a rising number of series orders compete for slots on a schedule filled with uncertainty.

As the calendar turns to a new year, that traditionally brings the start of pilot season for the five broadcast networks. Considering that pilot season 2020 was completely upended when production halted in March at the outset of the pandemic, this year is anything but business as usual as many of last season’s pilots are still in contention for series pickups.

Among the biggest burning questions facing ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW are when any of the comedies and dramas that are now heating up for series orders or those that have already been picked up will actually air. Some could wind up airing as intended during the current 2020-21 season. Many others could be pushed to the 2021-22 season as the networks hope a vaccine and new administration can bring a return to normalcy.

Then there’s the new crop of scripts, many with sizable financial penalties attached, that remain in contention for a pilot order as those comedies and dramas will compete with others that have spent much of the past year awaiting a production start date. That also brings the question of volume. How many of the original ideas and myriad reboots will get a pilot order when each of the networks already have sizable slates of holdovers? ABC has two high-profile reboots in the works from Lee Daniels (The Wonder Years and Waiting to Exhale), plus an L.A. Law sequel and an All My Children primetime project. The CW is prepping a new DC Comics drama from Ava DuVernay and a spinoff from Nancy Drew. NBC has a new Night Court and Finding Forrester competing with scores of other scripts from the likes of DuVernay, Adam Rippon and Blake Shelton, to name a few.

All the networks also have other comedies and dramas they’ve picked up in the past few months that are awaiting to be scheduled including ABC’s Rebel, NBC’s Kenan, CBS’ United States of Al, The CW’s Republic of Sarah and Fox’s animated comedy Housebroken. Fox and ABC also have already picked up shows specifically earmarked for the 2021-22 broadcast season. (ABC’s multicamera comedy starring Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer and Fox’s This Country, which was ordered to pilot a year ago).

The world has changed considerably in the past nine months and networks are also contending with the new realities of production. One question that sources say is front and center heading into pilot season 2021 is if audiences still want dystopian fare as a return to The Before Times is not likely to come until the fall or even 2022. “People don’t want things that are too bleak — especially if it’s bleak and expensive,” one veteran lit agent says. Writers have already adapted to the new realities of production — scripting fewer crowd scenes and such — and now networks are contending with questions involving what projects are possible to film. Can The CW move ahead with a show set on a college campus? Will expensive sci-fi fare move forward as conglomerates across the board have been slashing jobs?

Below is a look at where things at each of the five broadcast networks sit as staffing season starts to heat up in advance of new round of pilot pickups.

After selling its studio to Disney to and ramping up unscripted and sports, Fox has fewer hours to program and had already reduced its need for scripted originals. Still, the network this month launched Mayim Bialik-led comedy Call Me Kat and has animated comedy Housebroken (from Sharon Horgan and Clea Duvall) awaiting a premiere date. Drama This Country, from Paul Feig and starring Seann William Scott, was picked up to series for the 2021-22 season. On the pilot side, Ginnifer Goodwin-Eliza Coupe comedy Pivoting, dramas The Cleaning Lady, Blood Relative and the Goonies re-enactment are gearing up for table reads as production ramps up on all four. Drama The Big Leap started filming in November but was shut down over the holidays and remains on hiatus like much of the rest of production. Chatter remains strong for a pickup for The Cleaning Lady, starring Elodie Yung. The Charlie Collier-led network, like ABC, has focused on year-round development and isn’t expected to greenlight a ton of new pilots. The network also recently picked up a new take on Fantasy Island for summer 2021.


Jun 20
Ali Images, Why Women Kill Comments Off on Why Women Kill Season One Stills

I have added a bunch more stills of Ginny as Beth Ann Stanton in Why Women Kill’s first season.

Gallery Links:
Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 | Why Women Kill > Season One > Episode Stills

Jun 20
Ali Images, Twilight Zone Comments Off on Twilight Zone Episode Stills

I have added 10 stills from Ginnifer’s guest appearance on CBS All Access’s The Twilight Zone to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Ginnifer Goodwin Online > TELEVISION > 2019 | The Twilight Zone > Season One

May 20
Ali Pivoting Comments Off on Ginnifer Goodwin To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Pivoting’

EXCLUSIVE: Ginnifer Goodwin (Why Women Kill, Once Upon a Time) is set as a co-lead opposite Eliza Coupe in Fox’s comedy pilot Pivoting, from writer Liz Astrof, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros TV.

Written by Astrof and to be directed by Tristram Shapeero, Pivoting follows three women — Amy (Coupe), Jodie (Goodwin) and Sarah — after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond and proving it’s never too late to screw up your life.

Goodwin’s Jodie is Amy’s (Coupe) close friend, who also is coping with the loss of Coleen. Raised by an overprotective mother, Jodie is herself a parent of three, married to a suffocating husband who gives her no room to breathe and be herself. She finds the excitement, attention and affection she craves in the form of an affair with her gym trainer. Tommy Dewey also stars.

Astrof executive produces with Shapeero and Kapital’s Kaplan and Dana Honor. WBTV and Kapital will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.

Goodwin, known for her roles in HBO’s Big Love and ABC’s Once Upon a Time, is coming off a starring turn in the first installment of Marc Cherry’s anthology series Why Women Kill on CBS All Access. She also recently was seen in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings and The Twilight Zone. Goodwin is repped by WME, John Carrabino Management and Gendler & Kelly.

Oct 19
Ali Why Women Kill Comments Off on Why Women Kill Renewed for Season 2, to Focus on New Characters

TV Line has shared that Why Women Kill has been renewed for a new season … but with the focus on new characters … what does this mean for the Beth Ann, Simone, and Taylor?

CBS All Access will continue to explore Why Women Kill — albeit with a different set of characters.

Marc Cherry’s anthological dramedy has been picked up for Season 2 less than 24 hours ahead of its Season 1 finale, which is set to stream on Thursday. The second season of episodes will “follow a new set of characters dealing with acts of betrayal,” according the official release.

Season 1 of Why Women Kill follows the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ’60s (played by Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin), a socialite in the ’80s (Elementary‘s Lucy Liu) and a lawyer in 2019 (The Good Place‘s Kirby Howell-Baptiste), each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. Sam Jaeger (Parenthood), Jack Davenport (Smash) and Reid Scott (Veep) play their respective husbands.

“Why Women Kill has had a phenomenal first season,” Julie McNamara, CBS All Access’ EVP of Original Content, said in a statement. “Under the creative direction of Marc Cherry and the incredible performances of the cast, the series has become one of our most streamed original series. We look forward to bringing fans even more of this wonderfully soapy dramedy in its second season and can’t wait to see what themes Marc explores next.”

In Thursday’s finale, titled “Kill Me as if It Were the Last Time,” Beth Ann devises a plan for revenge after learning the shocking truth about her daughter’s death, Simone’s commitment to Karl is tested, and Taylor and Eli attempt to focus on their love story now that Jade is out of the picture.

Oct 19
Ali Events, Images Comments Off on Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Lunch

Recently Ginnifer attended the Women to Watch Lunch.

Gallery Links:
Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 > September 20 | Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Lunch

Oct 19
Ali Video, Why Women Kill Comments Off on What Ginnifer Goodwin Told Husband Josh Dallas After Taking ‘Why Women Kill’ Role

Fun interview I found that I missed from August of Ginnifer and Sam Jaeger on Why Women Kill from Extra.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Sam Jaeger are starring in the new Marc Cherry project “Why Women Kill.”

The show takes place in one house, but follows three different women in three different decades.

Ginnifer plays a housewife named Beth Ann, who is married to a cheater named Rob. The pair opened up to “Extra” about their on-screen relationship.

Goodwin said, “Our characters on the surface are the perfect early 1960…s couple, but really we are just masking a hell of a lot of pain and damage.” Sam added, “It is that era, too, of a lot of things go unspoken… they are just awakening as society was awakening to the disparity between the sexes and the expectations put on women at that time.”

Ginnifer revealed she hasn’t let her husband Josh Dallas read any of the scripts. She explained, “I went in to meet with Marc Cherry in February… and he walked me through my entire storyline, scene by scene, for 10 episodes, and at the end I said, ‘I’ll take it.’ I went home and my husband said, ‘How did it go?’ and I said, ‘You have to watch it — that’s all I’m going to say. I will tell you nothing for the next five months.’”

Oct 19
Ali Articles & Interviews, Why Women Kill Comments Off on Ginnifer Goodwin Has a Warning About Her New Show for Once Upon a Time Fans

EOnline shares some warnings about Ginny’s new series for her OUAT fans!

Ginnifer Goodwin needed a break. The Once Upon a Time veteran was coming off lots of family fare, including the Disney fairy tale series, Zootopia, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast and was ready to, well, be in something that she would watch. Enter Marc Cherry and Why Women Kill.

“I had spent years making material that, like, my kids can see. So yes, I wasn’t looking for that next,” Goodwin told a small group of reporters at the 2019 Television Critics Association press tour. “I was definitely looking for something that my husband and I would watch together alone at night when the kids are definitely in bed.”

And Why Women Kill, the new CBS All Access series from the creator of Desperate Housewives is definitely something she wouldn’t watch with her kids. Set in three different decades, the series follows Goodwin in the 1960s as Beth Ann, a quintessential housewife, Lucy Liu as socialite Simone in the 1980s and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Taylor in present day, all women who live in the same house and have to deal with a very common problem: infidelity.

This is far cry from Snow White on Once Upon a Time. However, Goodwin hopes some of the Once fans follow her—if they’re old enough.

“I think the younger viewers should wait quite some time. Um, I only realized the other day when my mother told me that she showed my grandmother, who is in her late 90s, the trailer. It was the first time that I had thought about the fact that maybe even my mother and grandmother should not see some of these episodes, Goodwin said. “It’s the kind of show that I would binge watch, which is why I wanted to be part of it, and I was really hungry to be on something that I would kill to watch if I weren’t part of it. I’ll still binge watch it even though I’m part of it. So, there are darker elements. Yes, the darker elements may be a lot for the Once Upon a Time fans because we’re going to go pretty gross.”

Why Women Kill premieres August 15 on CBS All Access.

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