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Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 4:08PM EDT
AMC cancels Dietland after one season
The Marti Noxon-created dark comedy starring Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash never got big ratings, despite a slew of promotion for its June 4 premiere. Only about 537,000 total viewers watched the July 30 finale, despite AMC's efforts to turn Dietland into a summer event that included an Aisha Tyler-hosted Unapologetic companion show. "Among adults under 50, the ratings were even worse: A mere 158,000 viewers in the demo watched the finale," reports Josef Adalian. AMC issued a statement, announcing the cancelation, saying the show was “bold, original and brave," and noting that it had “garnered critical acclaim and passionate fans. We are beyond proud of our partnership with Marti Noxon, Joy Nash, Julianna Margulies, Skydance and everyone else involved in bringing Sarai Walker’s story to the screen.”
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
AMC's Dietland is an incisive satire of fat phobia
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The AMC drama from Marti Noxon based on Sarai Walker's 2015 best-selling novel on fat acceptance and feminist vengeance is, says Inkoo Kang, "a riveting whirligig of a show: a tale of self-discovery, a manifesto about sizeism, a screed against consumer capitalism and a mystery about a radical feminist terrorist cell that uses vigilante violence to punish rapists, pedophiles and…magazine editors. The anger it evinces against misogyny in the first two episodes is raw, searing and justified, but also a tad unfocused. It's still unclear whether the terrorists throwing bad men off planes and buildings seem kinda goofy because they were written to be that way, or because sympathetic villains are hard to write."
- Dietland bites off a whole lot for one TV series, but Noxon makes it feel like part of a cogent whole
- It doesn't do justice to the novel, "delivering a hodgepodge of interesting feminist musings and irritating surrealist whimsy"
- This Is Us and Drop Dead Diva have addressed these topics, but not with this much searing and biting accuracy
- Dietland has a compelling story and lead character, but it's muddled by various interweaving conspiracies and plot machinations
- If Dietland wants to be truly scathing, it would do better to streamline its fury and focus at more specific targets
- Dietland scripts were rewritten in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal
- Marti Noxon has changed the industry with her work on badass and angry female characters, from Buffy to UnReal
- Noxon: "Some people have said to me, 'How were you so prescient?'"
- "There's nothing wrong with being fat," says Dietland's plus-sized star Joy Nash
- Julianna Margulies considers her Dietland character to be "a little bit like Trump"
- Margulies agreed to playing a different kind of role because of the challenge
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 12:30PM EDT
AMC orders a Dietland after-show hosted by Aisha Tyler
The producers behind Talking Dead and Beyond Stranger Things are behind Unapologetic, which will feature Tyler leading a discussion on the female-centric issues raised by the AMC series. Unapologetic premieres June 4 after Dietland.
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 12:55PM EDT
AMC releases Dietland's trailer and poster
Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash star on the Marti Noxon dark satire that is described as "equal parts revenge fantasy and heartfelt journey to self-acceptance."
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 6:51PM EDT
Check out Julianna Margulies in her strawberry-blonde Dietland wig
AMC has released a preview of Margulies darkly comedic drama, premiering June 4.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
NBC's Bright Futures pilot casts Emily Ratajkowski, gets Lisa Kudrow to narrate
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Former Friends star Kudrow is set to return to NBC, joining the Kenya Barris pilot in an off-camera role. The comedy about friends in their twenties trying to transition to adulthood will also star American Vandal alums Jimmy Tatro and Calum Worthy, as well as YouTube star Lilly Singh.
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 2:09PM EST
AMC is honoring International Women's Day by announcing Dietland's premiere date
Calling the announcement "extraordinarily timed," AMC said the darkly comedic revenge-fantasy drama starring Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash will debut on Monday, June 4 at 9 p.m.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Julianna Margulies’ 9-year-old son usually helps her practice her lines, but not on AMC’s “vulgar” Dietland
Source: Page Six
“This show is going to be so vulgar, I am not going to let my son watch it,” Margulies tells Page Six. “My son knows what I do — he helps me with my lines — but this time around, it will be tricky because there is a lot of foul language.”
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
Deadwood alum Robin Weigert joins AMC’s Dietland
She’ll play a body-positive counselor on the revenge-fantasy drama, joining recent addition Julianna Margulies.
Posted Tuesday 11/07/17 at 3:26PM EST
Julianna Margulies sets TV return with AMC drama Dietland
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Marti Noxon-produced drama, which has received a straight-to-series order, is based on Sarai Walker's 2015 bestselling book of the same name. Margulies will play a “wildly ambitious magazine editor whose world is thrown into chaos when a feminist terrorist organization starts targeting people in her orbit.” Dietland is scheduled to premiere in 2018.