DIRECTV announced today that Full Circle, the original drama from renowned writer Neil LaBute, will premiere Wednesday, October 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Two episodes of the half-hour drama will air back-to-back weekly on DIRECTV’s Audience, while all 10 episodes will be available immediately eon DIRECTV Everywhere. Also on October 9, the network will premiere its comedies Less Than Kind and Call Me Fitz.
The 10 episode Full Circle marks the television debut of award-winning screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute (The Shape of Things, In the Company of Men). The series examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Each episode takes place in a restaurant and features a conversation between two characters, with one of the character’s storylines carrying over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character and that character then being featured in the following episode. The process continues until the final episode.
Characters passing the torch from one episode to the next include Tim (Tom Felton) an exchange student from England and his love interest Bridgette (Minka Kelly); Bridgette’s husband Stanley (Julian McMahon), a charismatic and intense entertainment lawyer; Stanley’s client Jace (David Boreanaz), a famous comic known for his outlandish behavior; Chan’dra (Keke Palmer), whose life was irrevocably altered as a result of a joke that Jace took too far; Cliff (Devon Gearhart), a classmate Chan’dra secretly has a crush on; Cliff’s father Trent (Billy Campbell) and his wife Trisha (Kate Walsh); Peter (Cheyenne Jackson), an aspiring singer who intrudes on a special night between Trent and Trisha; Robbie (Noah Silver), Trisha’s student who purports an unusual connection to his teacher, and his mother Celeste (Ally Sheedy), with whom he shares an unnerving bond. The final episode brings the characters together, with the unexpected addition of one (Robin Weigert), for an explosive ending that is sure to change all of these characters lives irreparably
“Full Circle” will be executive produced by BAFTA-award winning Executive Producer/Director Nick Hamm (Rogue) for Momentum TV, the scripted division of Momentum Entertainment Group, helmed by Chris Weil. Series creator Neil LaBute will serve as writer and co-executive producer. FremantleMedia International will handle global distribution of the series.
The critically acclaimed Call Me Fitz follows the misadventures of Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (Jason Priestley) as he battles his inner conscience, Larry (Ernie Grunwald), an off-beat do-gooder intent on healing Fitz’s mangled psyche, one hilarious disaster at a time. Michael Gross, best known for his role on the hit series Family Ties, joins the cast this season as Pat Childs, an eco-industrialist intent on destroying the used-car industry and in turn, the entire Fitzpatrick family.
Less Than Kind draws to a close during a period of transition for the Blechers. Anne’s (Wendel Meldrum) anxiety is rising at the looming loss of Sheldon (Jesse Camacho) to a gap-year adventure and to the advances of employee Jim Sheridan (Nicholas Campbell). Newly engaged Josh (Benjamin Arthur) pursues a career at Manitoba Labels in order to move out, move up and start his own family with the increasingly demanding Shandra (Lisa Anne Durupt). Aunt Clara (Nancy Sorel) finds herself facing the harsh prospect of unwelcome spinsterhood. As for the loveable trio of youngsters – Sheldon, Miriam (Brooke Palsson) and Danny (Tyler Johnston) – their relationships will be strained to the breaking point by a series of tumultuous events. Life will never be the same again for the Blechers. And that might not be bad.