CBS will have more than a month to hold Young Sheldon over its competitors’ heads. Monday’s sampling of the new comedy, a month out from its official Nov. 2 premiere, is likely to set this season’s bar high for fall premieres. Young Sheldon currently ranks as the most-watched comedy premiere since 2 Broke Girls (2011) and the highest-rated since The Crazy Ones (2013). Sheldon‘s breakout night certainly dampened other showings. Plenty of hopes have been pinned to the project. Largely considering the fall season’s surest shot at a new hit, it will now have the entire month of October to grow its multi-platform reach. We enjoyed providing our services to the post production team for Young Sheldon and can’t wait to see what this season will bring. Don’t forget to catch the official season premier on Nov. 2!
Margot Robbie breaks through with a strong performance as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in Craig Gillespie’s darkly comic biopic. Managing to both revel in its subject’s trashiness and convince us she’s far more innocent than America believed, Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya reintroduces us to the most infamous athlete-villain of the first half of 1994 (that was the summer of O.J., you’ll recall) and lets her, for once, have the last say. Proving, after many a stolen scene, that she’s capable of carrying a picture in the lead role — even when makeup and hairstylists treat her character’s famous looks cruelly — Margot Robbie takes obvious pleasure in playing figure skater Tonya Harding, from her vulnerable teens to her present-tense, take-it-or-leave-it retirement. The lively and lurid film has solid commercial legs under it and marks a rebound for Gillespie, who has yet to match his lovable breakout film, Lars and the Real Girl, but is definitely earning his right to keep trying. It was our pleasure being able to work with the post production team here at EPS-Cineworks. Click here to read the full review!
Showtime has picked up a 10-episode second season of its series I’m Dying Up Here, starring Melissa Leo and executive produced by Jim Carrey, for a 2018 premiere. The drama, about L.A.’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene, has found it challenging to attract wide audience, ranking as Showtime’s lowest rated original scripted series. But the network was intrigued enough by the premise and the cast to explore a second season. The renewal decision comes after Showtime this summer assembled a writers room with the core group of writers from Season 1 who spent a few weeks generating story ideas for next season. Based on those ideas, Showtime brass opted to proceed with a second season, which will go into production this fall. Asked about the future of the series at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, Carrey told Deadline that he believes it “is going to have more life.” We look forward to checking out Season 2!
Seventeen years ago, Larry David almost accidentally created a comedy legend. Now David and the cast dish on the humble origins of the HBO hit, the lines that made them stars and discovering the science behind the awkwardness: “I had no idea I had that effect on people.” Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO for its ninth season on Oct. 1. Author James Andrew Miller dove into the history of the hit HBO comedy for the first chapter of his new podcast, Origins, about beginnings in film, television, music, sports, tech, relationships and more. Miller talked with David, the show’s creator, and many of the its stars and crew and others who worked behind the scenes about how the show came to be, how it was cast and the blurring of art and real life. Read more here or listen to the podcast here. It was our pleasure working with the post production crew!