January Jones (Mad Men, Last Man on Earth, Anger Management) is an American actress and model. January joins the Armchair Expert to discuss her obsession with reality TV, moving to Los Angeles with Ashton Kutcher in her early 20s and noting people don’t expect her to be smart. Dax is excited they are both named after fictional characters and January gives her opinion on why Mad Men was so successful. The two talk about social anxiety, January talks about her fear of fear and she discusses her experience as a single mother raising a young boy.
Exciting news! January is set to star in the upcoming Netflix series, Spinning Out.
‘Spinning Out’: January Jones To Star In Netflix Figure Skating Drama Series
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men alumna January Jones is set to play a lead opposite Kaya Scodelario in Spinning Out, Netflix’s upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating.
Created by Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), a former competitive figure skater herself, Spinning Out centers on Kat Baker (Scodelario), an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with talented bad-boy partner Justin (Evan Roderick), she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and Justin will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.
Jones will play Carol Baker, Kat (Scodelario) and Serena’s (Willow Shields) mother. Carol is a former high-level figure skater who had to forfeit her dreams when she became pregnant with her oldest daughter at a young age. The head of the Baker family, Carol fiercely pushes both her girls to become Olympians in order to fulfill the dream she could never achieve herself. Simultaneously, she struggles with personal demons that threaten to ruin her relationship with her daughters, the thing she values about all else.
Previously announced cast also includes Johnny Weir as Gabe, Sarah Wright Olsen as Mandy, Will Kemp as Mitch, Kaitlyn Leeb as Leah, Amanda Zhou as Jenn, and Mitchell Edwards as Marcus.
Stratton and Lara Olsen executive produce and serve as co-showrunners on the series. Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold executive produce via Safehouse Pictures. The company’s Matt Schwartz serves as co-executive producer. Liz Allen (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) will direct and executive produce the pilot and second episode.
Jones is best known for her portrayal of Betty Draper in AMC’s acclaimed series Mad Men, a role which earned her an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations. She most recently co-starred as Melissa in Fox’s comedy series The Last Man on Earth, and she has a role on the upcoming Ryan Murphy Netflix series The Politician. Her film credits include Good Kill, opposite Ethan Hawke and Sweetwater, opposite Ed Harris and Jason Isaacs.
Dylan McDermott Confirms Casting In Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ Netflix Series, Says January Jones Will Play His Wife
DEADLINE – Dylan McDermott has confirmed he’s been cast in The Politician, Netflix’s upcoming comedy series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan starring Tony winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen).
In an interview with Sirius XM, McDermott also revealed Mad Men alumna January Jones will play his wife. Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source close to the project, it revolves around the politician aspirations of Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in. Murphy will direct the pilot for The Politician, described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.
The project hails from Fox 21 TV Studios under Murphy’s overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. Its packaging was guided by Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden, a longtime Murphy collaborator who oversees the studio.
Unfortunately FOX has cancelled their three best comedy shows. The Last Man on Earth has officially been cancelled. I would just like to mention… thank you to the Last Man cast and crew for an awesome four years full of weirdness and laughter!
VARIETY – “The Last Man on Earth” has been canceled after four seasons at Fox, Variety has confirmed.
From writer-producer Will Forte and directors-producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, “The Last Man on Earth” centered on a small group of survivors of a deadly virus. It starred Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series was executive produced by Forte, Lord, Miller, Seth Cohen, Erik Durbin and Tim McAuliffe.
Fox has also canceled “The Mick” after two seasons.
The single-camera dysfunctional family comedy followed Kaitlin Olson as the titular Mickey, a woman stuck raising her spoiled niece and nephews after their parents are arrested for defrauding the IRS. Sofia Black-D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, Carla Jimenez and Scott MacArthur also starred.
The series was created by John Chernin and Dave Chernin. They executive produced the comedy alongside Olson, Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst and Scott Marder. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
Finally, Fox has canceled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” after five seasons.
The comedy series set in the 99th precinct of the NYPD starred Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.
From writers, creators and executive producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the series originally premiered in September 2013 and earlier this year hit its 99th and (the more traditional milestone of) 100th episodes. Universal Television is sure to shop “Brooklyn” to other buyers, with NBC and Hulu as logical options
The series was produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions and executive-produced by Goor, Schur, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici.
Fox previously renewed “9-1-1,” “Empire,” “Star,” “The Resident,” “The Gifted,” “The Orville” and “The Simpsons” for the 2018-19 television lineup. The network has also ordered new dramas “The Passage” and “Proven Innocent” to series, as well as a new comedy entitled “The Cool Kids.”
Exciting news! The Last Man on Earth has been renewed for a fourth season!
The hourlong drama and single-camera comedy will return for their fourth seasons.
Fox is bringing back two more series for the 2017-18 season.
Gotham and The Last Man on Earth have both been renewed at the network for their fourth seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The renewal for the DC Entertainment-produced Gotham means that Fox will have dramas from both comic book powerhouses on its schedule in the fall. The network also handed out a series order to Matt Nix’s Marvel drama The Gifted on Tuesday. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, the Ben McKenzie starrer has proven a sturdy opener on Mondays, averaging 5.3 million total viewers and a 1.9 in the demo.
Gotham, which centers on the early years of a pre-Batman Bruce Wayne, joins fellow returning WBTV dramas LuciferÂ and Lethal Weapon at the network.
While Gotham was expected to return for season four, Last Man‘s fate had been in question in recent weeks. On the ratings side, it’s been solid by Fox standards, averaging 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers.
Niche, for sure, Will Forte’s apocalyptic comedy is still the closest thing to prestige on Fox’s sitcom roster. He has earned two consecutive Emmy nominations for playing the titular characterÂ â€” and while critical affection has waxed and waned, the third season earned praise for pivot into drama. It also doesn’t hurt that the 20th Century Fox TV series from Phil Lord and Chris Miller has become a haven for A-list cameos â€”Â including Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm and, most recently, Kristen Wiig.
The renewal comes days after Last Man wrapped its third season. In an interview with THR, Forte said the season ender would have made for “the worst series finale of all time” and said he was “hopeful” about a renewal.