Jason Ritter & ‘The Event’: Ratings, Opinion & Future Work

by on April 9, 2011

in Entertainment

Jason Ritter and Sarah Roemer in 'The Event'

The last episode of The Event with Jason Ritter that I watched clocked in at a ‘2.9/ 4’ in the TV ratings. Which isn’t bad considering how many breaks they’ve been taking while airing the show. It would seem that just as the series is almost starting to get its feet under it, it’s taking another break and will be back in two weeks from now.

When someone in the upper office dictates that you draw the short straw, there is very little you can do about it. I’ve seen this and The Event seems to be experiencing some sort of crash and burn.

It’s almost getting interesting. My problem is that since I’ve invested my time into the story already, that I will continue to watch. But because of all the breaks it takes, it is no longer a priority for me.

On Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter in 'The Event'I like Jason Ritter‘s work. (I had to get that out there first.)


Even though I have enjoyed past work by Jason Ritter, this action role of his in The Event is more distracting than interesting. His image and how he plays his character, to me, does not cry out action star. He has this borderline baby-face with a thoughtful, soft, tempered voice that just doesn’t cut it with me.

But fortunately, it doesn’t matter what happens on The Event, he’s a busy actor as it is.

I first saw him on Joan of Arcadia back in 2003 and I liked his persona there. Since then, he’s been in recurring roles in three TV series: The Class, Parenthood and this, The Event where one of his co-stars is Sarah Roemer.

Right now news on the street is that he has a new animated TV project called Gravity Falls in pre-production. Distributed by Disney Channel, the plot goes as follows:

“Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines’ summer plans are ruined when their parents ship them off to their Great Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon. Uncle Stan lives in and runs The Mystery Shack, a tourist trap which overcharges unlucky visitors for a glimpse at the world’s most bizarre museum, but little do Dipper and Mabel know that there really is something very strange going on and they must rely on one another to find their way in this unfamiliar town.”

Being that it’s in pre-production, the fate of the show is more than likely still up in the air, but as is, is due out on TV in 2012. Kristen Schaal co-stars.

Jason Ritter in 'The Event' looking roughed upOn the movie side of things, he has 27 film and video titles attached to his name. Amongst these are A Bag of Hammer, ‘W‘, The Wicker Man & Freddy vs. Jason.

You can look forward to seeing Jason Ritter in a few upcoming movies slated for a 2011 release. The first up will be called Free Samples starring Jess Weixler (As Good as Dead) & Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network).  Sounds like Jason will be in good company there.

Then we have The Perfect Family with Emily Deschanel (Bones) & Richard Chamberlain.

After those, there’s an Mark Webber project that’s being filmed, The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best that’s in Post Production & I Am I, noted to being in pre-production.

For for the fan of Jason Ritter, you have some stuff coming your way. And from the looks of things, he’s sticking to his strengths, which are more dramatic than action-based roles. That’s good, at least as far as I’m concerned!

[Jason Ritter’s IMDb page]

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