Isla to return to “Arrested Development”

September 20th 2017No CommentsNews & Gossip, Rumoured Roles, TV Guest Roles

Isla announced on her Instagram page a few days ago that she is “back on Arrested Development” – she will re-join the show for their 5th season, after her guest stint on season 4 back in 2013. Season 5 started development last month, and is set to air on Netflix in 2018.

Star Jason Bateman teased the premise of the 5th season to Entertainment Weekly a few months ago, saying:

Season 5 of the quirky comedy will involve a murder mystery, Bateman teased earlier this month on EW Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), picking up with the events of season 4, which debuted on the streaming service in May 2013.

“The central spine of that story of is the death of Liza Minnelli’s character [Lucille], and a bit of whodunit, who may have done it, who had something to do with it,” Bateman explained. “That’s sort of a central thread around which [creator Mitch Hurwitz] is going to braid in all the colorful plot complications that he knows how to do.”

Unlike season 4, when episodes focused on individual characters rather than group scenes — a workaround due to cast scheduling conflicts and commitments — Bateman, who popped up in various scenes to help anchor the show, says the cast will be together for the new 15-episode season, which will debut in 2018.

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“Home & Away”‘s Pippa on Isla Fisher

September 3rd 2017No Comments"Home & Away"

Debra Lawrance, the actress who played Shannon Reed’s foster mother Pippa on Home & Away, recently spoke to an Aussie outlet about her time on the show and the cast she worked closely with, including Isla:

[…] She says she doesn’t watch Home And Away often, but she does keep in touch with the actors who played Pippa’s foster children during her time on the series.

Debra and her husband, Dennis Coard (who played Pippa’s husband Michael), are still close to Kate Ritchie, who starred as Sally Fletcher for 20 years.

When Isla Fisher, who played Shannon Reed, was in Australia last year, Debra and Dennis spent a “joyful” evening with the actress and her husband, Hollywood star Sacha Baron Cohen.

“It was like no time had gone past at all,” Debra says, adding she can’t help but feel a sense of pride now that Kate and Isla have children ?of their own.

“There’s a little part of me that feels like a grandmother,” Debra laughs.

“You feel that same sense of pride as you would if you were their own mum.”

(NowToLove.com.au)

Isla on CBBC’s Book Club

August 28th 2017No CommentsProjects, Public Events, Videos

Isla appeared on the CBBC Book Club yesterday to promote ‘Marge and the Great Train Rescue’ – watch the clip here:



Isla on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends

During her time in Edinburgh at the weekend, Isla was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s show Loose Ends. She chatted about her Marge book series and the reasons for writing it, writing with her Mum in the 90’s, and her career including Nocturnal Animals, Grimsby and Wedding Crashers.

Listen to the full show here , and find photos in our Gallery.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Isla Fisher, Selina Thompson and Dave Johns for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy from the Edinburgh Festivals.



Isla appears on BBC Radio 1’s The Matt Edmondson Show

August 24th 2017No Comments"Tag", Projects

Isla appeared on BBC Radio 1’s The Matt Edmondson Show a couple of days ago – she was promoting ‘Marge and the Great Train Rescue’, and also spoke about her new movie Tag, and her recent appearance on Good Morning Britain.

Listen to a clip below and find the full interview and show here.



Isla promotes ‘Marge’ on The Project

August 24th 2017No CommentsProjects, Public Events, Videos

Isla appeared on Aussie news show The Project yesterday to promote ‘Marge and the Great Train Rescue’ – watch the interview here:


Isla to appear on The Gong Show on September 7th

August 22nd 2017No CommentsMedia Alerts

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC – Thursday, September 7, 2017

Celebrity judges Isla Fisher, Will Arnett and Courteney Cox are set to praise, critique and gong unusually talented and unique performers, on “The Gong Show,” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

British comedic legend Tommy Maitland hosts. Music is provided by the house band Wilder Zoby and the Gong Show Orchestra.

Tonight’s acts include a man performing pizza dough acrobatics, an unconventional 80s-style cover band, a rat attempting to navigate an obstacle course, and women performing an illuminated whip routine.

At the end of the show, the winning act with the highest judges’ scores will receive a fabulous “The Gong Show” trophy and a check for $2,000 and 17 cents.

“The Gong Show” is produced by Den of Thieves, Electric Avenue Productions and Principato Young Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and is taped in front of a live audience. “The Gong Show” is executive produced by Will Arnett, Evan Prager, Jesse Ignjatovic, Conrad Green, Peter Principato and Marc Forman. Jared Morell, Jordan Barrow, David Bohnert, Chris Choun and Dan Norris are co-executive producers.

“The Gong Show” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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CBS Lands Hot Gary Sanchez Comedy From Ben Schwartz & Laura Moses, Isla Fisher Comedy In Works At Gloria Sanchez

August 22nd 2017No CommentsRumoured Roles, TV Guest Roles

CBS Lands Hot Gary Sanchez Comedy From Ben Schwartz & Laura Moses, Isla Fisher Comedy In Works At Gloria Sanchez

In a very competitive situation involving a four-way bidding, CBS has landed Things You Should Already Know, an ensemble single-camera comedy about millennials from Ben Schwartz (House Of Lies), Laura Moses, Gary Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios.

The project is part of a first-look deal Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company has at CBS TV Studios. It already has yielded a series order, No Activity at CBS All Access. Additionally, Gloria Sanchez, the female-centric production arm of Gary Sanchez, has a premium comedy starring and executive produced by Isla Fisher in the works at CBS TV Studios. The project, to be written by Erica Rivinoja (Trolls, Girl’s Trip, South Park) and directed by Jake Szymanski (HBO’s Tour de Pharmacy, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), will be taken out in the next few months.

Things You Should Know is based on the upcoming illustrated guide to dating for millennials by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses. The book, titled Things You Should Know About Dating, You F*ing Idiot, is set to be released this fall by Hachette Books.

Set in today’s culture of disposable love, the TV comedy — created and written by Schwartz and Moses — follows a group of millennials who realize they have to put down their phones and learn how to be actual adults if they don’t want to die alone.

Schwartz executive produces with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick for CBS TV Studios. Gary Sanchez exec Betsy Koch will also help guide the project for the company. The bidding for the comedy underscores how valuable IP, and especially books as source material, continue to be for getting network interest.

Schwartz was recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Funny or Die’s “The Earliest Show,” which he also created. He is repped by WME, Haven Entertainment and Gang Tyre. Moses is repped by Kaplan-Stahler Agency.

Gary Sanchez/CBS Studios’ No Activity, based on an Australian format, was recently picked up by CBS All Access as the live-streaming and SVOD service’s first original comedy series. It is set to debut later this year.

Ferrell is repped by UTA and Mosaic; Adam McKay is with WME.

(Deadline)



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