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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 Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
Julianna Margulies' The Hot Zone rounds out its cast with Topher Grace, Noah Emmerich and Liam Cunningham
Nick Searcy, Paul James, Robert Sean Leonard and Robert Wisdom are also joining the six-episode National Geographic Channel limited series. James D’Arcy is set to guest-star.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Julianna Margulies to take on the Ebola virus on Nat Geo's The Hot Zone miniseries
Margulies is joining the "dramatic, fact-based thriller" as Dr. Nancy Jaax, a real-life U.S. Army scientist who “put her life on the line to head off the outbreak before it spread to the human population.”
Posted Thursday 7/05/18 at 12:34PM EDT
Julianna Margulies: I turned down The Good Fight's invitation for an Alicia Florrick cameo
Margulies confirms to TVLine she was invited to bring her Good Wife character to the first season of the CBS All Access spinoff of her hit CBS drama. "I really didn't want to do it when they asked me in the first season because I didn't think that was fair" to the cast, Margulies says, adding: "I felt like, ‘Get on your own two feet. Do your thing.’ Because if Alicia had come in, in the first season, it would have been (all) about Alicia and The Good Wife. And now it’s their show.” Margulies adds that she won't rule out a future Good Fight cameo, but she hasn't been watching the show because "it’s hard for me to watch a law show right now, which is how I felt after ER.”
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 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 3/08/18 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.
Posted Sunday 11/05/17 at 1:33AM EST
Julianna Margulies recalls a hotel-room encounter with Harvey Weinstein in his bathrobe
The former Good Wife star says that as a young actress, she was harassed by Steven Seagal in his hotel room. So a few years later, when she accepted a meeting with Weinstein in his hotel room, she insisted that his female assistant come along. When they arrived, she recalls, Weinstein opened the door in his bathrobe, revealing lighted candles and a dinner for two. Upset to see the female assistant in tow, “he slammed the door,” says Margulies. “And, of course, I didn’t get the part.”