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Zooey Deschanel heads to TV with Chicks and Dicks pilot for Fox

02.11.2011

I didn't think Zooey Deschanel would be the latest film star to jump ship to TV, but I guess she got lonely and wanted to hang out with her sister Emily on Fox.

The bright eyed star was said to be considering a role on The Office (that certainly would have spiced things up), but instead decided to go with a pilot on the News Corp network. It's called Chicks and Dicks (for the moment), a comedy said to be about the "sexual politics of men and women."

Deschanel would play a woman named Jessica who moves out of her ex's place after a break-up and into an apartment with three juvenile guys. No word on the casting of the three males, but surely they'll include a recognizable face or two. I pray to god this isn't a three-cam, laugh track sitcom, but based on the fact that this isn't CBS, I would hope that would be the case.

Zooey has YOUR HIGHNESS coming out this year, and she really blew up after 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, so I'm not sure I quite understand the transition to this kind of role. Perhaps no one ever truly recovers from THE HAPPENING.

Regardless, I'll be curious to see her in action on this show. I'm assuming they're going to change that title.

One more for daydreaming purposes:

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite film-to-TV actor transition? Olyphant seems to be doing pretty well on Justified at the moment.
Source: Deadline

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2:45PM on 02/15/2011

Just finished watching....

Season 6 of Weeds. How about Richard Dreyfuss going from film to tv. Even though he had a bit role in just a few episodes, he was still great.

"Are you bouncing up and down?"
Season 6 of Weeds. How about Richard Dreyfuss going from film to tv. Even though he had a bit role in just a few episodes, he was still great.

"Are you bouncing up and down?"
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5:24AM on 02/14/2011
hmm i didnt see one word in this article i was hypnotized by her eyes..wow
hmm i didnt see one word in this article i was hypnotized by her eyes..wow
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8:31AM on 02/13/2011
I love Zooey, count me in. Though I hope it's not a show that plays up how women are the jewels in relationships, etc. and the guys are a bunch of idiots. And they help her with understanding men in relationships while the guys are there for comedic fodder. It's been done to death.
I love Zooey, count me in. Though I hope it's not a show that plays up how women are the jewels in relationships, etc. and the guys are a bunch of idiots. And they help her with understanding men in relationships while the guys are there for comedic fodder. It's been done to death.
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1:12AM on 02/13/2011
Obviously going to watch this JUST to see Zooey on the small screen every week.

Timothy Olyphant, Denis Leary, David Duchovny, and Kiefer Sutherland have all been terrific on their television shows. Justified is my favorite show on television.
Obviously going to watch this JUST to see Zooey on the small screen every week.

Timothy Olyphant, Denis Leary, David Duchovny, and Kiefer Sutherland have all been terrific on their television shows. Justified is my favorite show on television.
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11:17AM on 02/12/2011
Kiefer Sutherland FTW
Kiefer Sutherland FTW
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8:16PM on 02/11/2011

Film to tv

I don't see why people believe all actors who move from film to tv are doing so because they can't book a movie. I am sure some of them just want a good project whether its tv or a movie.
I don't see why people believe all actors who move from film to tv are doing so because they can't book a movie. I am sure some of them just want a good project whether its tv or a movie.
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8:14PM on 02/11/2011

Film to tv

I don't see why people believe all actors who move from film to tv are doing so because they can't book a movie. I am sure some of them just want a good project whether its tv or a movie.
I don't see why people believe all actors who move from film to tv are doing so because they can't book a movie. I am sure some of them just want a good project whether its tv or a movie.
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7:38PM on 02/11/2011
Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
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6:10PM on 02/11/2011
Alec Baldwin, Keifer Sutherland (RIP to the Jack Bauer Power Hour, aka 24), Charlie Sheen, Glenn Close, Steve Buscemi, Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Laurence Fishburne, Gary Sinise, Tim Roth, Dennis Leary, etc. etc.

It's not that uncommon anymore, as long as the material is good it will work
Alec Baldwin, Keifer Sutherland (RIP to the Jack Bauer Power Hour, aka 24), Charlie Sheen, Glenn Close, Steve Buscemi, Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Laurence Fishburne, Gary Sinise, Tim Roth, Dennis Leary, etc. etc.

It's not that uncommon anymore, as long as the material is good it will work
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5:49PM on 02/11/2011

Am I the only person who thought that said "Chicks with Dicks"?

I would watch the fuck out of that show.
I would watch the fuck out of that show.
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5:15PM on 02/11/2011
So. Many. Thoughts. That. Picture.

It's just a pilot, so you don't know if it will get picked up or not.

I'm assuming it has to be decent to attract her attention. Hey, I like her.
So. Many. Thoughts. That. Picture.

It's just a pilot, so you don't know if it will get picked up or not.

I'm assuming it has to be decent to attract her attention. Hey, I like her.
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3:55PM on 02/11/2011
Best film to TV transitions... Tim Roth has done pretty awesome on Lie To Me. Robert Carlyle great on SGU.
Best film to TV transitions... Tim Roth has done pretty awesome on Lie To Me. Robert Carlyle great on SGU.
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3:30PM on 02/11/2011
I am maybe alone in this, but i find her beautiful but extremely annoying and limited in acting ability.
I am maybe alone in this, but i find her beautiful but extremely annoying and limited in acting ability.
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3:24PM on 02/11/2011

xtra tid

Timothy Olyphant, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne, Gary Sinise & Dennis Leary.

Boardwalk Empire & Justified are the shit!

Crap! Forgot to add Kiefer Sutherland. Bauer like a motherfucker!
Timothy Olyphant, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne, Gary Sinise & Dennis Leary.

Boardwalk Empire & Justified are the shit!

Crap! Forgot to add Kiefer Sutherland. Bauer like a motherfucker!
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3:20PM on 02/11/2011

Bauer... Jack Bauer

Keifer Sutherland had some classic roles in movies then became Jack Bauer who has to be in the top 5 all time great characters of t.v. history.
Keifer Sutherland had some classic roles in movies then became Jack Bauer who has to be in the top 5 all time great characters of t.v. history.
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3:12PM on 02/11/2011
Timothy Olyphant, Steve Buscemi, and Jason Schwartzman are my favorite Film-to-TV actors right now.
Timothy Olyphant, Steve Buscemi, and Jason Schwartzman are my favorite Film-to-TV actors right now.
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3:11PM on 02/11/2011

Cutesy, artsy, hipster chick

keeps getting job after job despite being one of the least talented women in Hollywood. hate on
keeps getting job after job despite being one of the least talented women in Hollywood. hate on
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