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Colleen   May 18, 2010   , Comment News

There’s more news about Mr. Sunshine. ABC announced it’s fall schedule, and it’s on the list for a Winter/Mid Season replacement. Pure speculation, but this could also allow Allison to do Shameless this fall.

Colleen   May 18, 2010   Comment Gallery Updates

The Admiring Allison Janney gallery is updated with new photos from the photos from the Festival Of New American Musicals Allison attended on the 16th.

Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Public Appearances > 2010 > Festival Of New American Musicals Opening Celebration

Colleen   May 14, 2010   , Comment News

Big congrats to Allison and Matthew Perry, as their pilot, Mr Sunshine, has been picked up by ABC!

Colleen   May 12, 2010   , Comment News

I’ll have the screencaptures up tomorrow, but in the mean time, E! has a perfect recap of what we learned from Allison’s character on Lost tonight for those who might have tuned in.

Every question will lead to another question. You should rest. Just be grateful you’re alive.”

Oh whatever, Allison Janney. We know we should have stopped asking questions long ago, but damn it, we have things we need to know before Lost ends!

So The Island is a Circuit Breaker?

Colleen   May 11, 2010   , 1 Comment Gallery Updates, News

There’s no official word till next week, but ABC has released the cast photo for Mr. Sunshine, which gives me some hope!

Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Television > Mr Sunshine > Promo Photos

Colleen   May 11, 2010   , Comment News

Remember Allison is on tonight on Lost so tune in! I’m not actually sure if it’s going to make any sort of difference if you’ve not followed, but I’ll be watching tonight and will have a recap up with the screencaptures! If nothing else, network domination continues for Allison, and that’s awesome!

Colleen   May 10, 2010   , Comment Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the Admiring Allison Janney gallery with a new still for her episode of LOST tomorrow. I’m not sure if this gives more or less information.

Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Guest Roles > LOST > Stills

Colleen   May 2, 2010   , Comment News

Well, here’s some more information on Allison’s role on Lost. Got to admit, I’m more excited knowing all of this!

What’s The West Wing’s C.J. doing on the May 11 episode of Lost? No one’s officially saying anything about Emmy winner Allison Janney’s mystery character (identified only as ‘Woman’), though online speculation has it that she may be playing the mother of Mark Pellegrino’s Jacob or Titus Welliver’s Man in Black – two of the few recognizable faces in this trippy third-to-last installment titled, “Across the Sea.”

“She’s incredible, but we can’t give away who she’s playing,” says executive producer Damon Lindelof, confirming only that Allison’s role is a major one. “We will confirm that she will be a woman.” (Dang, there goes my big island tranny creation theory.)

Fellow executive producer Carlton Cuse adds, “We were so happy that she was able to do this. It was really hard for her because she was getting ready to shoot a pilot, but she squeezed us in. Then once we saw her in this part we were like, ‘How could anyone else have done this but Allison Janney?”

“In fact,” adds Lindelof, “we’ve been talking about this character for awhile and how nervous we were that we wouldn’t find the right actress. When we first started talking about this character in the writers room we called her ‘Allison Janney’ under the assumption that we wouldn’t be able to get her.”

But the two EPs got on the phone with Allison and had “a lovely conversation,” tells Lindelof. “She’d seen enough of the show to ‘get’ it, but wasn’t completely dialed in. So we explained the part and said it was as close to writing a role for a particular person as we’d ever done. And she moved heaven and earth to go down to Hawaii for eight days.”

Cuse says the mystery role required “incredible presence,” which Allison demonstrated on her long-running NBC drama. “She had so much presence in The West Wing,” he recalls. “She was in charge and had the strength we needed.”

Hmmm… So, since my tranny creation theory’s out the window, might it be possible that Janney’s character was sent to the island on official business by… Martin Sheen’s President Bartlet? Not even in a flash-sideways!

Colleen   Apr 28, 2010   , Comment News

In some of the more random Allison Janney news, it looks like she is set to guest star on Lost on May 11th, in a role. It could be the role of Jacob’s Mother, but that’s not for sure.

Colleen   Apr 27, 2010   Comment Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the Admiring Allison Janney gallery with screencaptures from her role in the 2004 film, Winter Solstice.

Admiring Allison Janney Gallery > Movies > Winter Solstice > DVD Screencaptures