My father’s disappeared. Is that enough of an emergency for you? He’s vanished, and he’s left me with a company and a million questions, and I just — [Luke scoffs] Why am I telling you this? The only thing that you’ve ever lost is a fee.

— Luke (to Reid)

Van Hansis confirms appearances on THE MENTALIST, DATING RULES FROM MY FUTURE SELF

FYI, Van was on Facebook last night and confirmed the appearances on THE MENTALIST, and DATING RULES FROM MY FUTURE SELF as reported in Soap Opera Digest – so more Van to look forward to in early 2012!

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OCCUPANT DVD update

In the meantime, speaking of Facebook, the makers of OCCUPANT were online this past Thursday to say that the DVD that was on sale on Amazon was a fake. The good news is they say “as son as the DVD is ready for sale,” so it sounds like they will definitely still release it (maybe we can look forward to a busy VANuary?).

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I did a quick search on the Google cache, and this is the image:

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The Amazon ASIN for this listing is B006GGNCV6 and it is currently showing as “unavailable,” so stay away from this one. As someone pointed out, buying bootleg DVDs puts money in the pockets of the pirates, not the actors and filmmakers in the form of residuals.

DATING RULES FROM MY FUTURE SELF

Speaking of DATING RULES, I was surprised to see that the “web series” already has a pretty well populated IMDb page, and it’s listed as a “TV Series” – go, team!

This is likely because the series has what appears to be a very experienced production team – Alloy Entertainment. They list among their producing credits, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE SECRET CIRCLE, WENDY, GOSSIP GIRL, PRIVILEGED, HUGE, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, and THE LYING GAME, AND THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS films.

The plot summary goes on to say: “A girl gets romantic advice from herself ten years in the future via text message.”

If you ask me, the premise sounds pretty good, and the name says it all – but it is just a little too similar to 8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (which, I didn’t realize until just now, actually officially shortened its name to 8 SIMPLE RULES).

I think this is the role Van described as small, “but I get to be funny,” and was the part he didn’t have to audition for – go, Van!

He’s not listed in the IMDb credits (yet), but the series is showing a 9 January 2012 release date. However, a fairly lengthy episode list has been posted:

  • Season 1, Episode 1: Chapter One: Who R U?
  • Season 1, Episode 2: Chapter Two: What is Luv?
  • Season 1, Episode 3: Chapter Three: Change YR World
  • Season 1, Episode 5: Chapter Five: Be YR Own Wingwoman
  • Season 1, Episode 6: Chapter Six: Try 2 Connect
  • Season 1, Episode 7: Chapter Seven: Keep Calm and Carry On
  • Season 1, Episode 8: Chapter Eight: Time 2 Intervene
  • Season 1, Episode 9: Chapter Nine: Luv Yrself

No episode details are available yet, but if Van’s right about being on episode 7 (love the British reference!), and it’s a weekly series released on Mondays (like January 9), then that would put his episode date at approx. February 20.

Oh well, a long wait for us fans, but it sounds like a good crew to know for Van. Good stuff.

NIKITA factoid

Last, I was just on Van’s IMDb, and it’s starting to look really good with all his new credits added! (Though he really needs an official image so he shows up under “recently viewed” with a picture!

At any rate, one new bit of trivia: his character from NIKITA has a last name, so he played “Yuri Levrov”.

One Response to “Van Hansis confirms appearances on THE MENTALIST, DATING RULES FROM MY FUTURE SELF”

  1. Lewis says:

    Did anybody notice that Van’s name on NIKITA – Yuri Levrov – almost contains an anagram for LoveLure if it had one more L and e? Just a thought. L

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