DirecTV has announced their upcoming original drama Full Circle from acclaimed writer Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men) will premiere Wednesday, October 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the satellite provider’s exclusive Audience channel. Two half-hour episodes will air back-to-back on the network weekly, but DirecTV is also taking a page out of Netflix’s playbook and making all 10 episodes available immediately through DirecTV Everywhere.
The relationship drama stars a host of familiar faces from TV and film including Tom Felton (The Harry Potter Series), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), David Boreanaz (Bones), Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP), Devon Gearhart (Lost), Billy Campbell (The Killing), Kate Walsh (Private Practice),Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock), Noah Silver (The Borgias), Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club) and Robin Weigert (Deadwood). Each episode will take place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two of the 11 characters, who are all connected, whether they know it or not. The character’s conversations will act as a bridge between episodes as one encounter flows into the next until the series’ conclusion.
Among the characters destined to converse are Tim (Felton) an exchange student from England and his love interest Bridgette (Kelly); Bridgette’s husband Stanley (McMahon), a charismatic and intense entertainment lawyer; Stanley’s client Jace (Boreanaz), a famous comic known for his outlandish behavior; Chan’dra (Palmer), whose life was irrevocably altered as a result of a joke that Jace took too far; Cliff (Gearhart), a classmate Chan’dra secretly has a crush on; Cliff’s father Trent (Campbell) and his wife Trisha (Walsh); Peter (Jackson), an aspiring singer who intrudes on a special night between Trent and Trisha; Robbie (Silver), Trisha’s student who purports an unusual connection to his teacher, and his mother Celeste (Sheedy), with whom he shares an unnerving bond. The final episode brings the characters together, with the unexpected addition of one (Weigert), for an explosive ending that is sure to change all of the characters lives.
In addition to Full Circle, DirecTV’s fall schedule also includes the debuts of the fourth seasons of comedies Call Me Fitz and Less Than Kind. For a look at what’s ahead on all of DirecTV’s Fall series, check out the official descriptions below:
Wednesday, October 9 at 9:00pm and 9:30pm ET/PT (Episodes 101 and 102)
The 10 episode series marks the television debut of award-winning screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute and examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Full Circle features an all-star cast including Tom Felton, Minka Kelly, Julian McMahon, David Boreanaz, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Billy Campbell, Kate Walsh, Cheyenne Jackson, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy and Robin Weigert. Two episodes of the half-hour drama will air per week on Audience and all 10 episodes will be made available immediately on DIRECTV Everywhere.
CALL ME FITZ (Season 4 Premiere)
Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT
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 (Season 4 Premiere)
Wednesday, October 9 at 10:30pm ET/PT
The series 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.