Joins FX’s DAMAGES!!
I am – Hercules!!
Tim Olyphant, who played angry South Dakota sheriff Seth Bullock on “Deadwood,” will play the new man in young lawyer Ellen Parsons’ orbit on FX’s “Damages.”
Olyphant’s big-screen credits include “Go,” “The Girl Next Door” and “Live Free or Die Hard.”
William Hurt, who worked with “Damages” star Glenn Close in “The Big Chill” a quarter century ago, also joins the series’ cast this season.
Read all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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June 26, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST
do you get those straight from press releases or something? coz zap2it had the same thing
June 26, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST
It finished shooting the week the writer's strike began. And yet it hasn't been aired on TV. What the hell is wrong with F/X? Why didn't they air it when it had NO competition from the Networks? Now it'll be going up against premires.
June 26, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST
Sept 2 IIRC
June 26, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST
by Captain Happy
June 26, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST
June 26, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST
by jimmy rabbitte
...while you're handing out FX show information...<p> What's the story with Rescue Me? ...beyond these minisodes they are now airing...
June 26, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST
by Captain Happy
it's the only show where I watch the open all the way through every time... "when I get through with you, there won't be anything left..."
June 26, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST
June 26, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST
by Derek Wildstarr
Season 2 will blow away Season 1 I'm hoping.
June 26, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST
by Alonzo Mosely
Because Deadwood is excellent, and Die Hard 4 was a piece of crap...
June 26, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST
That I know Olyphant was in "Catch and Release" too. (as was Kevin Smith) Now I need to wash myself. With bleach.
June 26, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST
Totally miscast, but he ruled in Deadwood, perfectly portraying a man barely keeping his seething temper under control. Only MacShane was better.
June 26, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST
by The Real MiraJeff
scream 2. just sayin, you have to admit, he was good...
June 26, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST
Damn You MCMLXXVI
June 26, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST
$100 mil worldwide and no mention?
June 26, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST
by The Selecter
until mid-2009/April-ish. FX put in a double order, so there will be plenty to come. I just hope it returns to form after a subpar season (that includes not having Tatum O'Neal work out her real-life problems on screen). Flipping around the earlier reruns now shows how they dropped the ball.<br><br>And while it's true the Shield finished shooting during the strike, nobody important, like say Shawn Ryan was around to do the final cuts. Nobody who watches probably gives a crap about the Olympics, but FX decided not to go against them in the summer.<br><br>Oh yeah, Damages looks like it's going to rock again. Say hello to the Eff-Bee-Eye!
June 26, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST
one of the best new shows. I will be sad Ted Dansons characters will now longer be on the show, they will need to replace his character with an equally compelling one.
June 26, 2008, 6:23 a.m. CST
there, i said it.
June 26, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST
will be an incredible addition to the cast. With the potential to make up for Ted Dansons absense, whom was a revelation on Damages. Rescue Me in mid 2009? Thats just unacceptably long, long enough for me to reconsider my interest in the show, nah who am I kidding, love that show.
June 26, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST
June 26, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST
Deadwood: superior than all other titles being mentioned in this article and talkback. Anyone who says differently begs to have a knife drawn at there throat and be called a cunt while Wu's pigs feed on their hoopleheaded carcasses.
June 26, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST
Thank you, FX, for making some quality shows.<br>
June 26, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST
Hurt played the perfect handsome idiot in "Broadcast News". "Altered States" was also pretty cool, although it's been so long since I've seen it, I can't remember how good Hurt's performance was. Picked up all three seasons of Deadwood last week and started rewatching. Definitely Olyphant's best character to date.
June 26, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST
misses HBO so much that he is going to pop up on a show on HBO's baby sister network FX. Don't do imitation, man. Get the band back together and film season four already. Nobody's doing anything cool with their careers anyway. Finish the Deadwood SAGA!
June 26, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST
Is this season going to be set up the same way as last? With the time-jumping?
June 26, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST
by Al Swearengen
Huzzah! Swell news for our beloved fuckin' sherrif. Insane fuckin' person though he may be.
June 26, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST
by wattos new hat
thanks for making die hard 4 oh so much shittier and thanks for not much else.
June 26, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST
It has been years since I've seen it, but I always remember what a self absorbed prick he was in that, till the end, of course.<p>And his small role in History Of Violence was strong enough for an Oscar nom, if that means anything.
June 26, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST
and Olyphant joining is your big headline? WTF?
June 26, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST
Sure they had a better script but FOX fucked it up. Just turn off your brain and have some fun. It's a lot more fun then a shitty Bay movie. Why didn't Herc mention it? He's a prick.
June 26, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST
menace in the more comedic Go and The Girl Next door than in Die Hard or Hitman combined.
June 26, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST
They already had a Hurt article here a few weeks ago when he joined the cast.
June 26, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST
by Charlie Murphy
I read about that news yesterday, and it made me pumped. I really enjoy Olyphant's work, and i'm sure he'll be enjoyable on Damages. For such a low rated show, FX sure seems committed to keeping this show around by bringing in some big names.
June 26, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST
the two best things I saw him do were Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News. Terrific in both; and for some reason, I used to get him and Jeff Bridges mixed up. No doubt Olyphant is the more exciting actor, though William has a definite presence onscreen. (BTW, does anyone remember Olyphant guest starring on My Name is Earl? "You scared?...Ya SHOULD BE! 'Cuz I'm Billy Reed. You know how many girls I've had SEX with?
June 26, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST
(Holds up five fingers and says very quietly:) Five. Five.
June 26, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST
Oh. My bad. Missed that one.
June 26, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST
He totally stole the show there.
June 26, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST
Pretty sure FX is owned by NewsCorp (FOX) and HBO is owned by TimeWarner
June 26, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST
I thought he was a psychotic younger brother of Bill Paxton. DEADWOOD FOREVER, ya sea-creature-looking cocksuckers!
June 26, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST
You will rock. Seriously this is good news. I hope he plays an evil sociopath like Ted Danson last year. That was the best work Danson's ever done, imho.
June 26, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST
If you can't parlay the awesomeness that was Olyphant in Deadwood into a decent big screen career as a leading man, you're doing a shitty job.
June 27, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
An Oliphant never forgets.
June 27, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST
Needs to be seen a lot more. This guy has charisma.
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