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None of the new comedy series introduced by Fox this season will make it to second season. The network has moved in to cancel freshmen Grandfathered, starring John Stamos, and The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe. They are joined by midseason entries Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Live and the animated Bordertown, which also are not continuing.
Darby Stanchfield, Emily Bett Rickards, and Meaghan Rath have been cast in “Slumber,” a psychological sci-fi thriller from Diablo Entertainment.
Stanchfield is best know for playing White House spin master Abby Whelan on ABC’s “Scandal” and for her recurring role as the Drapers’ neighbor Helen Bishop on “Made Men.” Rickards is a fanboy favorite from her work as Felicity Smoak on the CW show “Arrow,” where she plays the title character’s love interest and ally. Rath has starred in Syfy’s “Being Human” and is currently in Fox’s “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.”
Chris Mulkey (“Whiplash”), Richard Harmon (“The 100”), Isaiah Mustafa (“Shadowhunters”) and Lulu Wilson (“Ouija 2”) round out the cast. Diablo’s Eric B. Fleischman and Sean Tabibian are producing and financing the feature which is set to begin production this summer in Los Angeles. The company made a stir at Sundance this year, fielding the magician thriller “Sleight,” which sold to WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions.
Stanchfield is represented by Principal Entertainment LA, Rickards is represented by Lucas Talent and Alchemy Entertainment, and Rath is represented by The Kohner Agency and Hess Entertainment.
Meaghan Rath always knew exactly what she wanted to do. The Canadian native got her start in the acting world relatively early, booking her first role after a casting director hand-picked her for the 2001 flick, Lost and Delirious. “I played Alison’s Friend #3,” she jokes with Maxim, “which is widely considered my most compelling work to date.”
After racking up an impressive resumé, including her role as ‘ghost with the most’ Sally Malik on Syfy’s Being Human, Meaghan is ready to embrace her more comedic side. Even with a full-fledged background in drama, the 29-year old starlet loves a good laugh. “Comedy is actually where I thought I’d land, and it definitely feels right,” she told Maxim. “I love screaming and crying and being hung from a noose in front of a green screen as much as the next guy, but it’s a refreshing change to get to make jokes all day.”
And that’s exactly what she’s doing on her new show, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life. The newest addition to the FOX comedy line-up is said to be a laboratory mix of The Hangover and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, focusing on life after college in the real world and figuring out just exactly where you’re supposed to be. Your twenties are a time for having the time of your life- and just trying to make it out alive.
“I play Kelly. She lives across the hall from our hero Cooper and his 2 roommates,” she told Maxim. “I immediately loved how relatable she is; she projects a very tough image, but inside she’s actually quite vulnerable and afraid of failing, which is something I can identify with. Kelly and Cooper are balls deep in the ‘will they/won’t they’ game, both reluctant to reveal how they really feel about each other at the risk of losing their friendship altogether and it makes for some pretty explosive moments.”
How much more relatable can you get?
The bombshell brunette told Maxim all about loving scruff, favorite curse words, and crushing on Amy Schumer.
1. What’s your favorite curse word to use?
2. What do you feel most sexy wearing?
3. Is there something on your bucket list you’ve yet to accomplish?
4. Do you have a movie you find yourself watching over and over again?
5. How can a guy go about getting your attention?
6. Do you have any girl crushes right now?
7. If you have a free afternoon, what do you usually do with it?
8. What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?
9. How should a guy be groomed?
10. So what’s next for you?