Sep 15, 2019

Video: CBS Fall Preview for ‘The Unicorn’: See the Full Trailer and Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Sep 15, 2019

Video: CBS Fall Preview for ‘The Unicorn’: See the Full Trailer and Behind-the-Scenes Footage

PopCulture.comThe Unicorn is not about a fantasy horse with a horn. The new CBS sitcom is really about a middle-aged man who tries to get back in the dating pool a year after the death of his wife. Sons of Anarchy actor Walton Goggins stars as the titular unicorn in this comedy about the modern online dating world. CBS released a behind-the-scenes video and the trailer earlier this week.

Goggins stars as Wade, a widowed father of two daughters whose friends think he should try to re-enter the dating scene. Wade and his friends are surprised to learn that he is popular among women online because he is the perfect single guy. He has a job, is attractive, has daughters and has a track record with commitment. Put it all together and he is a “unicorn” in the dating world.

Ruby Yay and Makenzie Moss play Wade’s daughters Grace and Natalie, respectively. Wade’s friends are played by Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Michaela Watkins and Maya Lynn Robinson.

The series was created by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, who are both Emmy nominees for their work on 3rd Rock from the Sun. More recently, the two worked on Fam, Living Biblically and Trial & Error.

The Unicorn gives Goggins a chance to play against type, after years of villain roles and serious projects.

“When this came along, I fell deeply in love with him and his struggles and fell in love with his friends and his community,” the Justified star said at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in August, reports Deadline. “I’m in a place at 48 years old where kindness, and sincerity and being earnest are very important to me, and this show spoke to all of that. It touched me in a way that’s deep and meaningful.”

Goggins, whose first wife died in 2004, said Wade “is closer to me than anything I’ve ever played,” adding, “Once I got past that fear of it, I said, this is what I’ve always wanted to play… I have this similar relationship with my son and group of friends.”

Martin and Schiff said the show was influenced by producer Grady Cooper, who lost his life and found his way “back into the sunshine. His life got funny. There was still a lot of sadness, but it was funny.”

The Unicorn is also Goggins’ latest comedic work. He got to make people laugh with Danny McBride in HBO’s Vice Principals and has a role in McBride’s new show, The Righteous Gemstones.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Goggins said taking these comedy roles was not an “intentional” transition. “I just go where the best writing is, and it just kind of moved in this direction,” he said.

“When there’s a strong sense of direction and a filmmaker behind it like Danny that really have a purpose for doing what they’re doing, that’s when I’m most comfortable and where I think I can contribute the most,” Goggins explained. “And so the fact that I wake up today and find myself in this new arena, somehow it all makes sense, even though it’s a big diversion from the way people normally see me — and that’s a good thing. I can’t believe it, to be quite honest with you. There is great joy in laughing 90 percent of the day as opposed to needing a shrink after work.”

The Unicorn debuts on CBS Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Righteous Gemstones airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.

Aug 3, 2019

The Unicorn Finally Allows Walton Goggins to Be Himself (And That Person Is Very Sexy)

Aug 3, 2019

The Unicorn Finally Allows Walton Goggins to Be Himself (And That Person Is Very Sexy)

TVGuide.com — This fall, CBS will debut The Unicorn, a new single-camera comedy all about how Walton Goggins is sexy and everyone wants to date him. His character, Wade, is a widower, and the show, which hails from executive producers Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, is about Wade getting back on the horse and giving himself permission to live again after a year spent grieving his wife.

It is a role that involves Goggins stepping out of the box a bit. The actor has made a career of playing charismatic villains (Justified) or characters who exist in morally gray areas (The Shield), primarily on cable dramas that often, but not always, aired on FX. Goggins says the role of Wade is actually much closer to who he is in real life, and taking that on was a bit “unnerving.”

“I was really insecure about it,” Goggins, who lost his first wife in 2004, told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday. “This is closer to me than anything that I’ve ever played. It took me asking myself the question, can you pull that off? Can you pull off just being you? Once I got past that fear of it then I said yeah, no, this is what I think I’ve always wanted to play.”

“It was nice to step outside of hiding behind something,” he continued. “We’ll see where it goes. But it’s been liberating in a way, and very grounding. I’m very happy with this opportunity.”

Noting that he has a similar relationship with his son, Augustus (with wife Nadia Conners), and friends that Wade has with his two daughters and a close group of friends, Goggins said he was drawn to the material because of the writing. “When this came along, I just fell deeply in love with him and with his struggles. And I fell in love with his daughters and I fell in love with his friends and this community,” he said.

Adding that he is now at an age where he is tired of irony, Goggins is simply ready to focus on different things. “I am at a place in my life, at 48 years old, where kindness and sentimentality and being earnest are things that are very important to me. And this show kind of spoke to all of that.”

However, when asked if he was ready for everyone to fall in love with him or find him sexy just like Wade, Goggins isn’t so sure. “I’ve never been accused of being that handsome or that attractive. … I suppose if the circumstances make the man… I’ll take it.”

The Unicorn premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.

Aug 3, 2019

Photos: 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour

Aug 3, 2019

Photos: 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour

On August 1st, Walton joined by Bill Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Maya Lynne Robinson, Omar Miller and Mike Schiff spoke to the press about their upcoming CBS show The Unicorn during the CBS segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour . You can check out many photos in the gallery!

Aug 3, 2019

Video: Walton Stops by KTLA 5 Morning News to Talk ‘The Unicorn’ & ‘Them That Follow’

Aug 3, 2019

Video: Walton Stops by KTLA 5 Morning News to Talk ‘The Unicorn’ & ‘Them That Follow’

Walton appeared on KTLA 5 Morning News this past Tuesday (July 30th) where he discussed his upcoming film Them That Follow and his new CBS sitcom The Unicorn. You can watch it out below:

May 17, 2019

Photos: ‘The Unicorn’ Official Trailer Screen Captures + 1×01 ‘Pilot’ Episodic Stills

May 17, 2019

Photos: ‘The Unicorn’ Official Trailer Screen Captures + 1×01 ‘Pilot’ Episodic Stills

I’ve added high definition screen captures of Walton as Wade from the first official trailer of his CBS comedy ‘The Unicorn’ into the gallery. While you’re there be sure to check out the first episodic stills from the pilot episode as well.


May 17, 2019

Photos: 2019 CBS UpFronts & Portraits

May 17, 2019

Photos: 2019 CBS UpFronts & Portraits

On May 15th, Walton alongside his costars for his new CBS comedy ‘The Unicorn’ were in attendance for the 2019 CBS UpFronts to promote their new show. You can check out those photos along with official portraits taking during the event in the gallery below:


May 15, 2019

Video: First Look at CBS’s ‘The Unicorn’ starring Walton Goggins

May 15, 2019

Video: First Look at CBS’s ‘The Unicorn’ starring Walton Goggins

This fall, watch new episodes of The Unicorn on Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

This looks so good! What do you guys think?

May 9, 2019

CBS Orders Comedy Series ‘The Unicorn’

May 9, 2019

CBS Orders Comedy Series ‘The Unicorn’

Deadline.com — CBS has made its new comedy series picks, giving orders to the four most buzzed about pilots: Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins’ Carol’s Second Act, starring Patricia Heaton; Chuck Lorre’s Bob Hearts Abishola, headlined by Billy Gardell; Alex Herschlag and Jennie Snyder Urman’s Broke, starring Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette; and Bill Martin and Mike Schiff’s The Unicorn, headlined by Walton Goggins.

This marks the return to CBS of two stars of successful comedy series on the network, Heaton, who was on Everybody Loves Raymond, and Gardell, one of the stars of Lorre’s Mike & Molly, as well as of NCIS fan favorite Perrette.

Both Carol’s Second Act and The Unicorn come from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which also has freshman CBS comedy series The Neighborhood, already renewed for next season, and bubble CBS comedy series Life In Pieces and Fam. It gives Kapital a 2-for-2 record with its CBS pilots this year.

The Unicorn, which originated as single-camera before being converted to multi-camera and back to single-camera, will mark CBS’ first single-camera comedy series since Young Sheldon.

The order for Bob Hearts Abishola will keep Lorre’s CBS series tally at 3 following the pending departure of The Big Bang Theory. He also has Mom and Young Sheldon, both renewed for the next two seasons.

Here are detailed descriptions and credits for CBS’ newly picked up comedy series:

On the drama side, CBS just picked up to series Robert and Michelle King’s Evil, Dick Wolf’s FBI: Most Wanted spinoff and legal drama All Rise from writer Greg Spottiswood.

THE UNICORN (Single Cam)

EPs/Writers: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff
EPs: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment), Wendi Trilling, Peyton Reed
EP/Director: John Hamburg (pilot only)
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
LOGLINE: A tight-knit group of friends and family help a widower move on following the most difficult year of his life, which includes being an ill-equipped but devoted single parent to his two daughters, and taking the major step of dating where, to his shock, he’s a hot commodity.
CAST: Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, Makenzie Moss