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Showtime Orders 10 Episodes of Philip Seymour Hoffman Comedy 'Happyish'

Showtime has landed a new comedy starring Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. THR reports that the pay cable network has ordered 10 episodes of Happyish, a dark comedy created by This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander that stars Hoffman, with Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifans in supporting roles. The show, previously titled Trending Down, was ordered to pilot in July.

In Happyish, Hoffman will play a man named Thom Payne who on his 42nd birthday, is struggling with his new bosses being half his age and is having to choose between his antidepressants and his ED pills. Hahn plays his wife, while Ifans is his mentor. Ken Kwapis (The Office) developed [...]

Philip Seymour Hoffman to Star in a Showtime Comedy Pilot

Cable network Showtime has landed an Oscar winner for its latest comedy pilot. TV Line reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in a pilot called Trending Down that's described as a "blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture and a darkly comic examination of what it means to matter. Or matter not.” Hoffman will star as an ad man falling on hard times, and Kathryn Hahn is onboard to play his wife. The potential series was created by This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander. If Showtime orders the pilot to series, it will be Philip Seymour Hoffman's first full-time TV gig ever.

F/M/K: William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly

Natasha: Oh, Julie, remember 1999, wobbling along the edge of a millennium, when the word ‘aught’ was nothing more than an arcane dictionary entry — we, the accountants of pop-culture, lamented about the future like two lugubrious characters from a Tony Kushner play? The cinematic runes spelled doom for us: American Beauty, The Matrix, and, god help us, The Green Mile. It seemed as though the fires of virility and danger of the mid-‘90s, you know, the kind that involved Chloe Sevingy’s nipples, were snuffed out under the mawkish gauze of the Ron Howards and Sam Mendevis. When it seemed that we would all have to endure another decade [...]