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Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Oliver Hudson could've played Jack Pearson on This Is Us, but he decided to go fishing instead
The Splitting Up Together star tells The Ladygang podcast he did so well in his This Is Us audition that he was asked to do a chemistry read with Mandy Moore. "But this will tell you how much I love to fish," he said. "I had a 10-day fishing trip planned. It’s my life. Fishing is a big part of my life and it was this 10-day fishing trip. And my agent says, ‘We have to test, and they really like you, and this, this, and that.’ And I said, ‘Oh, I’m supposed to go on a fishing trip’… And he’s like, ‘Okay, yeah, so? I mean, this is a big thing,’” he revealed. “And I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to do my fishing trip.’”
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Jenna Fischer's Splitting Up Together will be back for Season 2
Fischer announced the ABC renewal news via an Instagram story.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
How Splitting Up Together avoids the pitfalls of romantic sitcoms
"The issue with sitcoms focused only on a couple's romantic end game is that there is no mystery in seeing two leads — that you already know are endgame — meet for the first time," says Megan Vick. "The hi-jinx in the middle might be funny or charming but you can't build tension when you already know the outcome. Splitting Up Together is different because Lena and Martin don't have to find their way back to each other. There is a will-they-won't-they question at the center of Splitting Up Together, but Marin and Lena's respective journeys of self-discovery are the actual story."
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
ABC's Splitting Up Together is a fantasy version of divorce -- a mainstream version of HBO's Divorce
Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson star in a divorce comedy in which they "come across mostly as generic TV people with typical TV people problems," says Jen Chaney. She adds: "While there are some funny lines and moments sprinkled throughout the initial four episodes... the characters are pretty one-dimensional and the stakes never seem as high as they should on a show that explores one of life’s most stressful events."
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Fans of The Office's Jim and Pam keeping giving "so much crap" to Oliver Hudson
The Splitting Up Together star says of being in an on-screen relationship with Jenna Fischer: “I have gotten so much crap on social media just about getting a job. guess this job working with her comes with just getting hammered over the head. Like, ‘I hate you! You son of a bitch! How dare you!’ I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m just supporting my family right now. That’s all I’m trying to do.’ So I’ve rolled with it, I think it’s funny.”
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
Jenna Fischer to fans of The Office's Jim and Pam: Please "hate-watch" my new show Splitting Up Together
“I really think people are going to be won over,” Fischer tells Ellen of her show after some Office fans expressed concern that she was in a new on-screen TV relationship, with co-star Oliver Hudson. “I really do. I think this relationship, people are going to get just as invested in it. I believe in it. And I think that if you — I know it’s making people angry, but I think they should just hate watch the show. Just hate-watch, be mad. And then all of a sudden you’re gonna fall in love.”