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“The Moodys” Sets Premiere Date!

Fox has set Wednesday, December 4 for the premiere of holiday comedy event series The Moodys. The adaptation of the Australian series, starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, will air over three nights, with back-to-back episodes beginning Wednesday, December 4 at 9 and 9:30 PM on Fox. The series continues the following week with back-to-back episodes on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, also at 9 and 9:30 PM.

Written by comedy veterans Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, The Moodys follows a tight-knit but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others.

The family includes Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife, Ann (Perkins), and their three grown children – Dan (Francois Arnaud), the youngest of the siblings and the “creative one”; Bridge (Chelsea Frei), the middle sister and the “overachiever”; and Sean Jr. (Jay Baruchel), the oldest sibling and “screw-up,” still living at home with his parents.Cast also includes Maria Gabriela de Faria, Josh Segarra, Kevin Bigley, Gerry Dee, Ulka Simone Mohanty and Megan Park.

Fisher, Greenberg and Quill executive produce The Moodys with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Co. as well as Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd, creators of the original series, and Jason Burrows — all three from Jungleboys FTV Pty Limited, the production company behind the Australian series. The Moodys is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Fox Entertainment.

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Apple shares new Trailer for “Truth Be Told’ Show!

Apple today shared a new full length trailer for its upcoming series “Truth Be Told” starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul. Spencer, known for her former roles in movies like “The Shape of Water” and “Hidden Figures,” plays podcaster Poppy Parnell who aims to reopen a murder case that she was involved in solving 18 years earlier, putting Warren Cave, played by Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), behind bars. Spencer’s character is unsure if she made a mistake when she helped put Paul’s character (Warren Cave) in prison, and with her podcast, she tries to discover the truth and determine whether Cave was wrongfully convicted.

“Truth Be Told” is based on the novel “Are You Sleeping” by Kathleen Barber, which has been described as a psychological thriller. Sarah Koenig, who created and produced “Serial,” a podcast similar to the storyline in “Truth Be Told,” consulted on the series.

Other stars in “Truth Be Told” include Lizzy Caplan, Ron Cephas Jones, Mekhi Phifer, and Elizabeth Perkins.”Truth Be Told” is one of the TV shows coming to Apple TV+ this year. It won’t be available on November 1 when the service launches, but is set to debut on December 6. Apple TV‌+ will be priced at $4.99 per month with a family of six able to watch for that price point, and Apple is also providing customers who purchase an ‌Apple TV‌, Mac, iPad, or iPhone with a free one-year subscription.

 

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Elizabeth Perkins to Star in Fox’s “A Moody Christmas” Holiday Event Comedy Series!!

Elizabeth Perkins is set to star opposite Denis Leary in A Moody Christmas, Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian series. Slated to air in December, the single-camera comedy series hails from CBS TV Studios, which will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.

Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, the six-episode A Moody Christmas centers on the Moodys, including Sean Sr. (Denis Leary), his wife Ann (Elizabeth Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.

Fox is envisioning this as an ongoing event series franchise with multiple installments featuring the same core cast at important events throughout the Moodys’ lifecycle that could include a family wedding, a family vacation, a funeral and a graduation. Fisher, Greenberg and Quill executive produce A Moody Christmas with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Co. as well as Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd, creators of the original series, and Jason Burrows — all three from Jungleboys FTV Pty Limited, the production company behind the Australian series.

Elizabeth Perkins, three-time Emmy nominee for her supporting role on Showtime’s Weeds, most recently was seen opposite Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson in HBO’s limited series Sharp Objects. She’ll next be seen in Apple’s series Truth Be Told, opposite Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Caplan. She also recurs on NBC’s This Is Us and Netflix’s GLOW. Perkins is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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