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[01/09/14 - 03:10 PM]
Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins Star in "Olive Kitteridge," a Film by Lisa Cholodenko
The supporting cast includes Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan.

[via press release from HBO]

FRANCES MCDORMAND AND RICHARD JENKINS STAR IN "OLIVE KITTERIDGE," A FILM BY LISA CHOLODENKO; AN HBO MINISERIES PRESENTATION OF A PLAYTONE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH AS IS; BASED ON ELIZABETH STROUT'S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL; WRITTEN BY JANE ANDERSON; TOM HANKS, GARY GOETZMAN, FRANCES MCDORMAND AND JANE ANDERSON EXECUTIVE PRODUCE; BILL MURRAY, JOHN GALLAGHER, JR., PETER MULLAN, ROSEMARIE DEWITT AND ZOE KAZAN CO-STAR

Miniseries Debuts On HBO Later This Year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 - Academy Award(R) winner Frances McDormand ("Fargo," "North Country") and Academy Award(R) nominee Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor," HBO's "Six Feet Under") star in the HBO Miniseries drama OLIVE KITTERIDGE, a film by Academy Award(R)-nominated director Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon"). Based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name and written by Emmy(R)-winner Jane Anderson (HBO's "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom" and "Normal"), the miniseries recently completed production in Massachusetts for debut later this year on HBO.

An HBO Miniseries presentation of a Playtone production in association with As Is, OLIVE KITTERIDGE is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Frances McDormand and Jane Anderson, and marks Hanks and Goeztman's fifth miniseries with HBO under the Playtone banner, following the Emmy(R) winners "The Pacific," "John Adams," "Band of Brothers" and "From the Earth to the Moon." Other HBO/Playtone collaborations include the Emmy(R)-winning HBO Films presentation "Game Change," the series "Big Love" and a number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame specials. Steven Shareshian co-executive produces.

The four-part drama tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (Frances McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. Richard Jenkins portrays Olive's husband, Henry.

The supporting cast of OLIVE KITTERIDGE features Golden Globe(R) winner Bill Murray ("Lost in Translation") as Jack Kennison, a widower befriended by Olive; John Gallagher, Jr. (HBO's "The Newsroom") as Christopher, Olive and Henry's son; Emmy(R) nominee Peter Mullan ("Top of the Lake") as Jim O'Casey, a fellow teacher at Olive's school; Rosemarie DeWitt ("Mad Men") as Rachel Coulson, a shut-in who is one of Henry's customers at the pharmacy; Zoe Kazan ("Ruby Sparks") as Denise Thibodeau, who works at the pharmacy; and Ann Dowd ("Side Effects") as Kitteridge family friend Bonnie.

OLIVE KITTERIDGE co-stars Broadway's Cory Michael Smith ("Breakfast at Tiffany's") as Kevin Coulson, Olive's former student; Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad") as Jerry McCarthy, Henry's delivery boy; Brady Corbet ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") as Henry Thibodeau, Denise's first husband; Audrey Marie Anderson ("The Unit") as Ann, Christopher Kitteridge's second wife; Patricia Kalember ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") as Joyce, Christopher's mother-in-law; and Maryann Urbano ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") as Jack's wife, Mrs. Kennison.

The behind-the-scenes team includes Golden Globe-nominated composer Carter Burwell ("Where the Wild Things Are"), editor Jeffrey M. Werner, A.C.E. ("The Kids Are All Right"), Emmy(R)-nominated director of photography Frederick Elmes, ASC (HBO's "In the Gloaming"), production designer Julie Berghoff ("The Kids Are All Right"), costume designer Jenny Eagan ("True Grit") and Emmy(R)-winning casting director Laura Rosenthal, CSA (HBO's "Mildred Pierce").





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[12/18/14 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Family to Air an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Winter Premiere During "The Hunger Games" on Monday, December 29
The network's flagship series returns Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/14 - 01:13 PM]
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation in Two-Part TLC Special "Fat and Back" (WT)
Said installments are set for Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:18 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for Season Two of "Salem" Set to Return to WGN America in April
In the spot, Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town's witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:14 AM]
New Five-Part ESPN Series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" Set for January 14
The series will air four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (re-airs on ESPNU) with a fifth and final episode airing in mid-February.

[12/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV and Ace Hardware Announce Major Partnership for the Network's Innovative New Series, "Framework"
The series will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen Degeneres, Kat Dennings, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2015"
The event, airing Wednesday, January 7, will be hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" Couples, Fan Favorites and Host Chris Harrison Will Share Their Love With Millions of Viewers on the First-Ever "Bachelor" Float in the 126th Rose Parade(R)
Chris Soules, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are among those participating.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:26 AM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel in New Year with "Unwrapped 2.0"
The newcomer launches Monday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.