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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 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Jenna Fischer to donate fee from a university appearance last night because it was disrupted by student protesters
The Splitting Up Together star was informed before speaking at DePauw University last night that protesters might make a disruption to protest a string of recent incidents involving racial, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs. Fischer posted an open letter via Twitter today saying she'll donate her fee from the appearance to the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League and the Trevor Project.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Jenna Fischer went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a bath towel and jeans after her dress broke
"So, this was my outfit for tonight," said the Splitting Up Together star, "and I waited a little too long to get dressed. And then my zipper broke, and I panicked."
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 Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
Roseanne revival premieres to massive ratings
About 18.2 million total viewers watched last night's two-episode premiere, making it the most-watched premiere of the season, topping Young Sheldon's 17.2 million viewers. In fact, the second episode had more viewers than the first, with 17.7 million watching the 8 p.m. premiere and 18.6 million viewers for the 8:30 p.m. episode. For comparison, Will & Grace returned to strong numbers with 10.2 million viewers. The two-episode premiere even topped Roseanne's series finale in 1997 by 10%. Roseanne also boosted Black-ish to a season high. Splitting Up Together followed Black-ish with a respectable 7.2 million viewers. Roseanne's premiere marked the highest-rated comedy telecast since Sept. 22 2014. ALSO: A second season renewal is a "foregone conclusion" as preliminary conversations began long before the premiere.
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.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 5:52PM EST
Jenna Fischer hasn’t heard anything about The Office revival, but she'd love to reprise her Pam role
"I think that’s for networks to figure out if I were to be asked," Fischer said at the TV press tour, while promoting her new ABC comedy Splitting Up Together. "I haven't been approached about it and don't know anything about it. … But I love Pam!"