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BACKSTROM: Rainn Wilson Teases Meeting Backstrom’s Father

March 5, 2015 by  
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Another piece of BACKSTROM’s title character falls into place with tonight’s episode: viewers will meet his father.

As you might expect, Backstrom and his father, Sheriff Blue Backstrom (guest star Robert Forster), don’t exactly have the best relationship. In fact…Backstrom can’t stand the guy.

On the show’s Vancouver set, Rainn Wilson (Backstrom) teased a bit of what’s to come…

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On the Set of BACKSTROM: The Cast Teases ‘Ancient, Chinese, Secret’

February 26, 2015 by  
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Backstrom-ep110_sc5_009_hires1On tonight’s episode of BACKSTROM, the team investigates the death of a Chinese fortune teller…and, naturally, as they work through the case — and deal with alleged psychics — secrets are being revealed about members of the SCU.

As the cast of BACKSTROM filmed “Ancient, Chinese, Secret,” they took some time out of their production schedule to speak with reporters on the show’s Vancouver set to tease the hour…

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BACKSTROM Exclusive Video: The Cast (and Hart Hanson) Goof Around While Promoting the Series

February 24, 2015 by  
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backstrom-tinyThink you know the new Fox series, BACKSTROM? Well, just wait until you hear the cast and creator Hart Hanson attempt to explain it.

In the (hilarious) exclusive video below, the cast — Rainn Wilson, Dennis Haysbert, Genevieve Angelson, Kristoffer Polaha, Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, and Thomas Dekker — and Hanson share their pitches for the show, but can’t get it quite right. There are a lot of giggles, pitches to show Wilson’s butt on network TV, some misspeaking (nope, this isn’t taking place in the “special victims unit”), a ton of poking fun at each other, and general hilarity.

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BACKSTROM Exclusive Clip: Backstrom and Amy Go Head-to-Head Over His ‘Justified’ Shooting

February 11, 2015 by  
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backstrom-smallBACKSTROM’s title character is in hot water.

While viewers know that Backstrom shot a suspect (and himself) in the show’s pilot, his claim that it was a justified shooting — and that Visser shot him — is being investigated by the Civilian Oversight Committee…led by Backstrom’s ex-fiancee, Amy (Sarah Chalke).

When the two go head-to-head in this exclusive clip from Thursday’s episode, “I Am A Bird Now,” Backstrom, originally, tries to get out of the situation by going over his police statement — which Amy rebuffs — and then he attempts sarcasm. But when Amy emphasizes how serious this could be, Backstrom’s already questionable health takes a turn.

Take a look at what goes down in Thursday’s opening scene…

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BACKSTROM: Rainn Wilson on Sarah Chalke’s Character Arc and Why His Character Doesn’t Have a Beard

February 5, 2015 by  
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Hey, BACKSTROM fans! Rainn Wilson (Backstrom) recently sat down with the press to answer questions about some upcoming episodes featuring a blast from Backstrom’s past, ex-fiancee Amy Gazanian (played by Sarah Chalke). Give Me My Remote was there to ask a few questions; read on to find out whether he thinks there is hope between Backstrom and Amy and why his character doesn’t have a beard…

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BACKSTROM: Rainn Wilson on Being Drawn to ‘Quirky, Off-Beat’ Characters

January 22, 2015 by  
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backstrom-tinyBACKSTROM has been in the works for several years (it was initially developed as a pilot for CBS’ 2013-2014 television season), and more than a year after Fox gave the show a 13-episode pickup, it’ll make its debut.

Reporters were invited up to the show’s Vancouver set late last year, and Rainn Wilson spoke with a small group about getting involved with the series. Initially, he relayed (and as you can see in the video below), he thought his agents were “insane” when they told him to the read the pilot (about an offensive, yet brilliant detective) as he was ending his run on THE OFFICE…and yet he “really fell in love with the character.”

Watch the video for more from Wilson, including what he thinks Backstrom would think of THE OFFICE’s Dwight, getting to play a cop, and more…

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BACKSTROM: Rainn Wilson Previews His New Fox Drama

January 21, 2015 by  
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backstrom-tiny If you are an aspiring TV writer, can I recommend first writing a novel, getting it published, and then sending it to Hart Hanson and his team with the hope he will adapt it to a TV show? This Thursday, January 22nd, marks the premiere of BACKSTROM, Hanson’s third “pulled from the bookshelves” series for Fox. The BONES and THE FINDER creator has developed a new show that pulls together a ragtag group of people setting out to make the world a little bit better — primarily by catching murderers.

Fox describes the show’s main and titular character, Everett Backstrom, as “an unhealthy, offensive, irascible — albeit brilliant — detective” played by Rainn Wilson. BACKSTROM’s 13 episode order has been filmed, and Fox sent the pilot and three additional episodes to the press. Additionally, Wilson recently participated in a conference call with several press outlets. Read on to find out what Wilson thinks are Backstrom’s best and worst qualities, how the show fits in the current landscape of society, and the difference between shooting a 60 minute procedural and a 30 minute sitcom…

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BACKSTROM on Fox – First Look

May 12, 2014 by  
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BONES creator Hart Hanson has a bit of experience adapting a book series into a successful/long-running TV series, and this season, he’ll try to work that mojo again with his new show: BACKSTROM, a new Fox procedural (starring THE OFFICE’s Rainn Wilson), which is based off a book series with the same name by Leif G.W. Persson.

Check out some photos from the pilot, cast pictures, the network’s official description, and a trailer…

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BACKSTROM: Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (BONES), offbeat comedic crime procedural BACKSTROM centers on Detective EVERETT BACKSTROM (three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson, “The Office,” “Six Feet Under”), an unhealthy, offensive, irascible – albeit brilliant – detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.). BACKSTROM will join the schedule in 2015 on FOX. Pictured L-R: Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Dekker, Kristoffer Polaha, Genevieve Angelson and Rainn Wilson. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX

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Fox Orders BACKSTROM to Series

January 7, 2014 by  
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Fox is staying in business with BONES boss Hart Hanson: the network has picked up 13 episodes of BACKSTROM, a procedural (led by former THE OFFICE star Rainn Wilson) based on a Swedish book series of the same name. The project had been in the works at CBS last season, but the network had opted against moving forward with the show.

Take a look at what those involved with BACKSTROM’s second chance at life have to say about the matter…

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Report: NBC Decides Against Moving Forward with THE OFFICE Spinoff

It seems we’ll be saying goodbye to all our friends at Dunder-Mifflin when the series concludes at the end of this season: THE OFFICE star Rainn Wilson (Dwight) has tweeted that the spinoff that was being developed around his character is dead. (NBC hasn’t responded to a request for comment at this time.)

“Farm Update: NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show,” Wilson tweeted. “Had a blast making the pilot – onwards & upwards!”

Selfishly, I hope this ends up benefiting THE OFFICE: Dwight and Angela have been through so much, and even if they don’t end up together, I’d rather it be because the writers choose it that way, versus having a spinoff dictate that.

Are you bummed we won’t get a Dwight spinoff?

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