This autumn, The Independent Film Channel (IFC) will premiere two special episodes of its critically acclaimed original series DINNER FOR FIVE, shot in downtown New York City. Creator and host Jon Favreau (Swingers and Made), travels with the show from its Los Angeles home base to the east coast bringing viewers two extended 45-minute installments airing back-to-back on Monday, September 30 at 8:00PM ET/PT and 8:45PM ET/PT.
“I thought it would be fun to take the series to New York because it is my hometown and it’s a completely different vibe and talent pool,” says Favreau. “It seemed appropriate to take the show away from Hollywood briefly and celebrate the city.”
The show format is a spontaneous, open forum, like a round table discussion, for people in the entertainment community to let their hair down, chat about life on and off the set and swap stories about projects past and present.
The Dinner For Five NYC line-up:
Monday, September 30 at 8:00PM ET/PT
Jon rounds up America’s favorite wisecracking nicotine addict Denis Leary (The Ref), Martha Plimpton (Beautiful Girls), Bond Girl Famke Janssen (X-Men) and comedian David Cross (HBO’s Mr. Show) for a sampling of the menu at Delmonicos. They compare notes on Woody Allen, pay tribute to director Ted Demme and chat about films of the seventies, unlawful gifts from fans, and Boston accents, as well as Famke’s puppy love and “killer” thighs.
Monday, September 30 at 8:45PM ET/PT
You may want to leave the kids at home for this meal at Dylan Prime with Jon, his Made co-stars Sean Combs (Monster’s Ball) and Vincent Pastore (HBO’s The Sopranos), Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear) and John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge!). When the gang isn’t talking about sex – sex during breastfeeding, arousal in nude scenes, sexual tension, strip joints and girls on mechanical bulls – the conversation takes a slightly more serious turn to debate the affects of the media and the climate during the era of ‘Son of Sam’. They also discuss how to play the role of “yourself,” being typecast and the business behind Oscar campaigns. And Juliette talks about the braids.
Current and previous episodes mixed screen legends with personalities from film, television, music and comedy. Guest lists have included Peter Falk (Columbo), Gary Shandling
(The Larry Sanders Show), Vince Vaughn (Swingers), Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live),
Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Illeana Douglas (Ghost World), Christian Slater
(Very Bad Things), Fred Willard (Best In Show), Rod Steiger (Academy Award-winner for
In the Heat of the Night), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects), Sarah Silverman
(Fox’s Greg The Bunny), Ron Livingston (HBO’s Band of Brothers), Daryl Hannah
(Dancing at the Blue Iguana), Andy Dick (Zoolander), rocker Marilyn Manson, Sean Astin
(Lord of the Rings), Bonnie Hunt (Jerry Maguire), Ray Romano (CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond), Kevin James (CBS’ King of Queens), Michael Rapaport (Bamboozled), Saffron Burrows (Timecode), Faizon Love (Friday), musician Dwight Yoakam (Panic Room), Adam Goldberg
(A Beautiful Mind), Seth Green (Austin Powers) and Jennifer Beals (The Anniversary Party).
The Independent Film Channel (IFC) , managed and operated by Bravo Networks, is the first and most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film presented 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial-free. IFC Originals produces cutting-edge original programming to air exclusively on IFC. IFC continues to expand its programming lineup with original series and independent genre-focused specials. The network’s recent, critically acclaimed series and specials include Dinner For Five, With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles, Errol Morris’ First Person, The American Nightmare, Crossover, and Indie Sex: Taboos.