Sunday, June 26, 2011

Former "Tracey Takes On" Writer, and "Weeds" Creator, Jenji Kohan On Working With Tracey

Q. Before creating the antiheroine played by Mary-Louise Parker on "Weeds," you worked on several shows with women at their center, including "Tracey Takes On" and "Gilmore Girls."

A. "Tracey" [starring Tracey Ullman] was a huge turning point for me. What I learned on "Tracey" was how to run a healthy show. . . . I also learned I am not a performer. We'd turn in our drafts and the whole room would take parts and read them out and perform them for Tracey . . . I was the joke slayer. I hear it all in my head but it just doesn't come out of my mouth right.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" Season 3 Gets DVD Release!

While Season 3 is already available via streaming services (Amazon, iTunes), the third and final season of the series will be getting a DVD release on July 17, 2011!  The DVD comes with a bunch of extras!

Here is the official listing:

State of the Union 3

Catalogue No: EM351349
by Tracey Ullman
Barcode: 801213513499

DVD | Release: 7/19/2011

Tracey Ullman is back with her unique look at America and its people in the third and final season of Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union. The most ambitious of the three seasons of “State Of The Union” features 60 characters, including a dance tribute to Michael Jackson by O’Hare Airport’s favorite TSA agent, Chanel Monticello, pharmacist Padma Perkesh singing and dancing behind her Tennessee pharmacy counter and, of course, the celebrity impersonations of the likes of Arianna Huffington, Barney Frank, Rachel Maddow, Matthew McConaughey, Susan Boyle and tons more! Included is over 40 minutes of bonus footage: - The Making of State Of The Union Season 3 - Behind The Scenes with commentary from Tracey - Outtakes - A Twist on Outsourced Call Centers