Monday, December 19, 2011

Clint Eastwood's Family to Star in Bunim/Murray Reality Show; HBO Cancels 3 Shows

Cinema Retro: Clint Eastwood's Family to Star in Bunim/Murray Reality Show

Keeping Up With The Eastwoods? Believe it: Bunim/Murray productions, creators of reality sensations The Kardashians and "The Real World," are taking Clint Eastwood's family and turning them into the next big thing with a new E! reality show.

According to TMZ, the show will follow the life of Eastwood's wife Dina, the couple's 15-year-old daughter Morgan, and Eastwood's 18-year-old daughter Francesca Fisher-Eastwood from his relationship with actress Frances Fisher. The point, it seems, is to peek inside the lives of "Hollywood royalty," and the show's focus will mainly be on Francesca's aspirations to become an actress.

But if you're imagining Eastwood as the next Bruce Jenner, think again. Busy basking in his post "J. Edgar" glory and gearing up to star as a nearly-blind sports scout in the upcoming"Trouble with the Curve", Eastwood is only slated to make a few cameos on the still untitled show.

The series is set to air in early 2012. For more, click over to TMZ.
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Ed here: Nerts. I really liked Bored to Death and to a lesser degree Hung.


HBO Cancels 'Hung,' 'Bored To Death' And 'How To Make It In America,' Renews 'Enlightened'

HBO has canceled three of its shows: "Hung," "How to Make it in America" and "Bored to Death," Variety was the first to report. But the primetime cable network did spare one series. According to TVLine, the struggling "Enlightened" was renewed.

"Hung," which just ended its third season, starred Thomas Jane as a gym teacher-turned male hooker. Jane Adams, Anne Heche and Rebecca Creskoff also starred. The Season 3 finale aired on Dec. 4 and pulled in under 1 million viewers.

The Bryan Greenberg-fronted "How to Make it in America," about breaking into New York City's fashion scene, just ended its second season. The show, which also starred Lake Bell and Victor Rasuk, brought in under 600,000 for its Season 2 finale.

"Bored to Death" wrapped its third season in late November. The show starred Jason Schwartzman as a fictional Jonathan Ames as well as Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis. Despite its impressive cast, "Bored to Death" only had 200,000 viewers tune into the Season 3 finale last month.

The survivor, "Enlightened," starring Laura Dern, will return for a second season. The show recently picked up several Golden Globe nominations, including one for Best Comedy.



Dave Zeltserman said...

That's a shame about Bored to Death. It's one of the best shows on cable, but now I get to cancel HBO without any regrets.

teddy crescendo said...

The only things i`ve ever liked about Clint Eastwood are his rampaging heterosexuality and the fact that hes an all-American, in virtually every other regard (especially his film-making and acting skills, etc) hes a bloody load of old rubbish.

Ed Gorman said...

Thats what i like about you teddy, you always tell "the truth", you never mess around with "bull-shit".