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23 October 2008 @ 08:48 am
Jason Dohring has a new show!!!!!!!!!!!  
Joining in the cavalcade of joy on my flist about the fact that Jason Dohring actually got another job. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I got most of the below info from my flist, especially annie_oakley.)

Here's a little news to kick start your day. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Dohring is coming back to TV in the much buzzed about HBO comedy series "Washingtonienne."

Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker and based on Jessica Cutler's book, "Washingtonienne" revolves around the professional and personal lives of three smart, sophisticated 28-year-old girls working on Capitol Hill. The show will follow the exploits of Jackie (Rachel Taylor), who moves to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career as a speechwriter but finds herself in a low-level job as a congressional staffer. She seeks guidance from a college friend (Bitsie Tulloch) who's living a quiet life with her boyfriend (David Furr), who has a professional crush on the senator for whom he works. And finally Laura (Amanda Walsh), a small-town girl whose workaholic ways often come at the expense of a social life and who is constantly defending her Republican views to her liberal friends.

Jason Dohring will play Spencer, a senior legislative assistant for the same senator for whom Jackie works.
Jason's role ...
Mid to late twenties/All Ethnicities--The Senior Legislative Assistant for the same U.S. senator Jackie works for, this 28 year old guy is the resident wunderkind of the office, having earned that status through sheer force of personality. He's charming and competitive, always ready with a witticism or historical reference to cut down his verbal sparring partner and assert himself as the cock of the walk. Looks wise, he's the type of guy who would never turn heads in a bar - he looks like he's spent his whole life indoors, at boarding school, an ivy league college, and now the office - but in D.C., where power determines desirability, he's considered a catch. But he's elusive, completely into himself and his career. Initially, Spencer makes the mistake of dismissing Jackie as a loud-mouthed underling and is subsequently floored as she nimbly scales the ladder of the D.C. power structure.

Just SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so, so, so, soooooooooo thrilled. Heck, with my potential new job, I can afford it. I might actually subscribe to HBO just for Jason instead of downloading!!!!!!!!!!!!
harper47harper47 on October 23rd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
He's charming and competitive, always ready with a witticism or historical reference to cut down his verbal sparring partner and assert himself as the cock of the walk. L

Isn't this just perfect for him?
Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on October 23rd, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
I know!!!!!!!!!!!!! And loving him so, I'm hesitant to come out and say this is too:

"Looks wise, he's the type of guy who would never turn heads in a bar - he looks like he's spent his whole life indoors, at boarding school, an ivy league college, and now the office - but in D.C., where power determines desirability, he's considered a catch."

BUT, considering that while he is good-looking, he's not considered "movie-star" gorgeous (pfft, whatever), it's his charm, charisma and intensity that gets people to sit up and take notice. So that kinda works too.

Oh, I'm so excited for him!!!!!!
harper47harper47 on October 23rd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
it's his charm, charisma and intensity that gets people to sit up and take notice

I agree. I'm happy he doesn't have what I call "pretty boy" looks. Stars like Hugh Grant, Patrick Dempsey are just too pretty. I don't find that attractive. Whereas stars like Jason, Joshua Jackson, looks that are more edgy are to me flat out more sexy than the Brad Pitt thing.

I'm hoping the writers are good and this show thrives and Jason gets some good notice from it.
Arabian: Barney & Robinarabian on October 23rd, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
It will definitely get notice with SPJ attached, here's hoping it's GOOD and as long as Jason has moments in the sun, he'll get attention. He's that good.

Oh, I'm so hopeful!!! :D
tinkabell007: vm - over the moontinkabell007 on October 23rd, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Oh this role is simply made for him!! He's perfect for it! And I'm SO THRILLED that Jason will finally be back on television!! Wohooooooooo!!!!
Arabian: Billie Piper_05arabian on October 23rd, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
I know, I know, I know!! I'm just grinning and breaking out in exclamations of "OHMYGOD!!!" I'm so thrilled for him (and for me because I get to watch him again). And on HBO -- you know, he'll be f-bombing!
WeHo M.: Celebs - Fuck youafrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
That's one of the first things I realized after it was on HBO. I am so sad.

*icon more for effect than tone*

Edited at 2008-10-23 01:34 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Little Boy Bluearabian on October 23rd, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought of you and how broken up you would be at the thought of hearing Jason use profanity.


WeHo M.: Celebs - Fuck meafrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Since someone decided to tell him not to curse in press interviews, this will have to make up for it. ;)

This might be the perfect combination of roles and my loves. ACK!

Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on October 23rd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Honestly? It's scary how absolutely perfect this role is for him. I can not wait!!!!!!!!!!
WeHo M.: Celebs - JFDoh 5afrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have something to look forward to with the walk that goes on in December now.
WeHo M.: ML - Smirkafrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
I hadn't thought go go and look at the character description, but now that I've read it..I LOVE THIS ROLE!

I mean, I love politics, so the idea of Jason getting to talk them makes me a big fangirly pile of goo.
Arabian: Bite_Mearabian on October 23rd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
It really is DISGUSTINGLY perfect for Jason. And he will NAIL it like nobody's business. I'm trying to NOT get ridiculously hopeful about this, but it's so hard.

It's HBO!! It's SPJ!! It's a perfect character for Jason. It's potential Emmy-fodder. This could be huge for him!!!!

WeHo M.: Celebs - JFDoh Cool Like Thatafrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he can be quiet and reserved, but smart when the time comes for it. Just like I know he can do in person. *bounces*

Plus, there's the HBO and SJP side which just makes me happy. Plus, the book was pretty sexy, so I'm sure that's part of this, too.
Annieannie_oakley on October 23rd, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
From the reviews I've read, the book wasn't sexy so much as it was scandalous and trashy, with Cutler talking about getting high and drunk or selling herself for anal sex with powerful political figures.

But SJP has said that it's "very loosely" based on the book and it's supposed to be without the raunch and mostly about women trying to make it in D.C.
WeHo M.: VM - Logan bathroomafrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
I read the book in college, and for the life of me I can't remember how sexy it was, but now I want to track it down to re-read.

Yeah, I saw that it's loosely based on that (mostly because I don't think Culter is looking for more direct press with the lawsuits she's got from the book.)

I don't quite see the comedic appeal of the setting yet, but you know me, I will watch anything with Jason in it.
Annieannie_oakley on October 23rd, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
I want to read it now just to find out more about Spencer and to get a better idea of what kind of role he could have on the show.

Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on October 23rd, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
I've never read the book, so I don't know anything about it, but I do recall an article on HBO in my Entertainment Weekly, a few weeks ago and I think they mentioned this show. So, I'm going to dig it up and re-read.

Oh, may I'm so excited. HBO promos and promo shots!!!!!
WeHo M.: ML - JKafrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if he's in the book, but it may not hurt to get an idea of what may be in the show.
Arabian: Epicarabian on October 23rd, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
If I get time before the show airs, I'll try and check it out. *IF* I get time, LOL!
WeHo M.: VM - Destinyafrocurl on October 23rd, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's not a hard book to read, that much I remember.
alexiscartwheel: dw - billie on setalexiscartwheel on October 23rd, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
I heard about the new series, but I had no idea Jason Dohring was going to be in it. Now I have motivation to watch! Any idea when it's supposed to air?
Arabian: Billie Piper_01arabian on October 23rd, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
The news JUST came out this morning, LOL! The JDoh fandom is pretty much going insane right now. Filming begins in February, I think.

(My only wish would be that it was Showtime and that the show would be paired with SDoaCG and then we'd see Billie and Jason promo'd together. Ah well.)
eolivet on October 23rd, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Awwww, I'm so happy JD is finally in something where his future won't rise and fall so much on the ratings!!! :)

Great news. :D
Arabian: Feelings Journalarabian on October 23rd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
I know!!! And it's just so very perfect for him. YAY!
Shane: feel all tingly quotehavemy_heart on October 23rd, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
That role sounds tailor-made for him!! I don't want to subscribe to HBO, though, dammit! It already pay almost $100/month for cable as it is. I'm gonna have to do some serious thinking about switching my cable plan so I can afford it. I must have JD on my TV!! I don't care that it's centered around politics, which I hate, I love JD and he deserves good things. I hope this show lasts and makes him a star!

*squees her head off*
Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on October 23rd, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
If I get this job, I'll totally be able to afford HBO, and I WILL add it just for Jason (and I'll let HBO know that too!).

That role sounds tailor-made for him!!


I hope this show lasts and makes him a star!

hiddeneloise: Bounce/VM/Loganhiddeneloise on October 23rd, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)

Okay, okay, cautious optimism here! Because it's yet to be shot, and -- more importantly -- yet to be picked up, I am holding my breath.

But man, it sounds so, so good for him!!!!!

Just .... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
Arabian: Peace_LEarabian on October 23rd, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Great icon-age!!!

I think this pilot probably has the best chances of being picked up because it IS SPJ-related. WOOHOO!!!!
hiddeneloise: Miss Me?/VM/Loganhiddeneloise on October 23rd, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
LOL. I have a few icons that are perfect for the occasion such as this! Call me an icon optimist! :)

This was posted on our JD board, via the dreaded TWOP:

And from TWoP:

I work for HBO.

The series is a half hour come-drama produced by SJP and will be airing next year.

All the buzz around here is that it looks great so far.

Weeeeee!!!! (*Cautiously, of course, lol*).
Arabian: Never Lonely Alonearabian on October 23rd, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's good to know. But really I'm not surprised. If SPJ is involved, I'm thinking it has a great shot. WOOHOO!!!
Brandy: VM.LV.ATttDbrandyleigh on October 23rd, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! It sounds like a really good role for him. I would definitely watch this show, whereas Moonlight I had very little interest.
Arabian: Frisky Businessarabian on October 23rd, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited; to actually be interested in his project and not just for him?!? YAYERS!!!
Janey-E Jonesshangri__la on October 23rd, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Oh my God. Best day ever, yes?

And that role sounds like it was made for him. He's going to be for this show what Vincent K. is for Mad Men. This is great!
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on October 23rd, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Hopefully, he'll break out bigger than VK though, because I've watched 3 eps of MM (I just could not get into it), and read ONTD and EW and I have no clue who VK is.

But this is HBO. This is SPJ. This sounds like a PERFECT role for him. And, finally, this IS JFDoh!! This could FINALLY be it for him. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
angela: ML: Josef - Paparazzialee23 on October 24th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Heh I saw this as soon as afrocurl posted this yesterday and went psycho. I still pretty much am! I hadnt seen the character description yet so thanks for sharing. My blood pressure has gone through the roof with all the excitement I would think! :D
It'd be CRAZY if this doesnt get picked up!
*resumes squeeing and happy dance*
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on October 24th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
I just can't see it NOT getting picked up. It's already getting good buzz and, hello, HBO and SJP?!? I think it has a great shot!!