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“The Moodys” digs into family dysfunction for Christmas

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

Elizabeth Perkins stars in the limited series "The Moodys."

The Moodys | Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9 p.m., Fox

Welcoming your adult children home for the holidays sounds dreamy for longtime Chicago married couple Sean (Denis Leary) and Ann Moody (Elizabeth Perkins). Then they start showing up. Dan Moody (Francois Arnaud), the baby of the family, shows up unaccompanied by his girlfriend. Bridget Moody (Chelsea Frei) shows up without a suitcase in hand after fighting with her husband. Eldest child Sean Jr. (Jay Baruchel) never left home, and that’s becoming a drag for his parents. Throw in a cousin, a thwarted romance or two and some medical surprises, and you have an imperfect Christmas — the only kind this family seems capable of having.

Elizabeth Perkins, who previously played Jackie O’Neill on HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” spoke to The Post from LA, where she was besieged by allergies.

When we last saw you, you played the woman who knew the town’s dark secrets on “Sharp Objects.” Did you feel you needed a complete change of pace when you read the script for “The Moodys?”

I so prefer doing comedy in general because it’s just easier to go to work. I just finished something called “Truth Be Told” with Octavia Spencer for Apple TV. That was a strong drama that we filmed for six months. Then when I got “The Moodys,” I was really ready. When I found it would be working with Denis Leary, it was really perfect. We’re from the same part of Massachusetts, so there’s a great through line. We wanted to swear all the time.

Are you from a large family?

I have two sisters. My mother married a widower with eight children. Who does that? There were 11 of us at one point.

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Apple Shares First Look of “Truth Be Told”

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Apple today shared a “first look featurette” of upcoming Apple TV+ show “Truth Be Told,” which stars Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins and more.

The show focuses on podcaster Poppy Parnell (Spencer) who is trying to reopen a murder case that she was involved in solving 18 years earlier, which put Warren Cave (Paul) behind bars. When new evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation, she comes face to face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.

“Truth Be Told” is based on the novel by Kathleen Barber, and it’s said to provide a glimpse into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts. The show aims to challenge its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice plays out on a public stage. “Truth Be Told” is set to debut on Friday, December 6 on ‌Apple TV‌+.

The Moodys First Look!

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

The Moodys

Things are about to get Moody this holiday season Fox. E! News has your first look at The Moodys, a new comedy event series starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins that will make your family look tame.

The half-hour comedy series, based on the Australian property A Moody Christmas, follows the Moodys, a dysfunctional family of five as they gather iThe series also features Maria Gabriela de Faria, Josh Segarra, Kevin Bigley, Gerry Dee, Ulka Simone Mohanty and Megan Park.

When Perkins, whose credits include Sharp Objects and Weeds, was added to the cast, Thorn said, “I can think of no better foil for Denis Leary than Elizabeth. She’s got the comedy chops and the gravitas to go toe-to-toe with him in any situation, and I can’t wait to see their chemistry ignite on screen. Here’s to a very Moody Christmas!”n Chicago for the holidays. Along with each family member comes all their eccentricities, complications and secrets.

The MoodysLeary, who fans know from Rescue Me and Animal Kingdom, stars as Sean Sr., Perkins as Ann, Francois Arnaud as Dan, the “creative one,” Chelsea Frei as Bridget, the “overachiever,” and Jay Baruchel as Sean Jr., the eldest child and the “screw-up” who still lives at home with his parents.

The Moodys airs over three nights this December beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4 with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. The series then airs Monday, Dec.9 at 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

Elizabeth Perkins attends “Truth Be Told” Premiere!

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

The new drama series was unveiled at a screening in Hollywood at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The Apple Original Stars Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer, Emmy Award Winner Aaron Paul, Golden Globe and Emmy Nominee Elizabeth Perkins, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Emmy Award Winner Ron Cephas Jones and executive producer Reese Witherspoon ahead of it’s Apple TV+ release on December 6th.

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The first three episodes of the series will be released on Apple TV+ on December 6, with further episodes coming each Friday.”Truth Be Told” concerns a podcaster, played by Spencer, whose sensationally successful true crime show may have caused an innocent man to be jailed.

Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month, although there is also a seven-day trial, and purchasers of new Apple devices get a free year’s subscription.