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Horoscopes Jan. 11, 2022: Amanda Peet, step outside your comfort zone

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Amanda Peet, 50; Mary J. Blige, 51; Kim Coles, 60; Naomi Judd, 76. Happy Birthday: Embrace change, and turn your ideas into opportunities. Take the plunge, and live up to your expectations. Step outside your comfort zone. Trust yourself, not someone else. Make this year memorable, and you’ll gain insight into who you are and what you can do. Let your imagination lead the way and your intuition keep you on track. Your numbers are 9, 17, 20, 26, 31, 39, 45.
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‘The Chair’ Creator Amanda Peet, Stars Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass on Trusting Each Other and Shooting During COVID

It’s not every day that a debut writer-producer creates something that goes to the number one position on Netflix, but that’s what happened to Amanda Peet. Known as an actor in films such as “The Whole Nine Yards,” in 2021, Peet created “The Chair,” a comedy-drama series set at a fictional New England college. Sandra Oh stars as English department chair Ji-Yoon Kim opposite Jay Duplass as Kim’s recently widowed colleague and friend Bill Dobson. As the first woman of color in her position, Kim must balance issues of race at work (namely with senior faculty member Elliot Rentz, played by Bob Balaban), motherhood, friendships and romance.

Amanda Peet on Why Sandra Oh Was Perfect for ‘The Chair’

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Through "The Chair" Sandra Oh and Amanda Peet take an academic view of cancel culture

Why are university politics so intense? Because the stakes are so low. Whether that classic observation is presented as a truism or a bitter joke depends on the delivery and circumstance. Either way, it might as well be the thesis statement guiding Netflix's "The Chair," Amanda Peet's six-part limited series starring Sandra Oh as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, an English professor under siege on multiple fronts.

Amanda Peet on Tackling the Academic Patriarchy in Rom-Com ‘The Chair’

Amanda Peet has been a staple on television screens since the mid-1990s, most recently seen as the eponymous character in “Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story.” But for the first time in her career, she has stepped behind the scenes to co-create and run a series. “The Chair,” bowing Aug. 20 on Netflix, stars Sandra Oh as Ji-Yoon, the titular head of a small university’s English department, while Jay Duplass is Bill, a grieving professor who comes under fire for an offensive gesture caught on camera. Their relationship is complicated not only by her becoming the boss, but also by...

‘TV’s Top 5’: Amanda Peet on ‘The Chair’ and Roles for Women of a Certain Age

Welcome to Episode 133 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executive and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the case may be). But before we get into this week’s top five topics, Dan and I discuss the latest controversy surrounding Sony’s selection of Mike Richards as the host of Jeopardy‘s daily syndicated series. How much longer can the studio stick with him? As for this week’s five...
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Why Amanda Peet made Jay Duplass show some skin in ‘The Chair’

It takes about a minute to realize how close Amanda Peet and Jay Duplass are. The two worked together on the HBO series "Togetherness," which ran for two seasons in 2015 and 2016. Duplass served as the co-showrunner, co-writer and co-director on that project with his brother, Mark Duplass, and Peet was one of their stars. The two reunited recently to make "The Chair," a Netflix series debuting Friday. They reversed roles on that show, with Peet as the showrunner, writer and executive producer and Duplass in a lead role.