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‘Cougar Town’ Creator Inks Deal with ABC TV Studios, Signs Onto ‘Real O’Neals’

17 June 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cougar Town” co-creator Kevin Biegel has signed a two-year overall deal ABC Television Studios, Variety has learned.

Under the new pact, Biegel will come onto ABC’s upcoming family comedy “The Real O’Neals” as a consulting producer. The ABC Studios laffer, starring Martha Plimpton, is a contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when the teenage son reveals he is gay.

Most recently, Biegel created and exec produced Fox’s short-lived comedy “Enlisted.” Prior to that, he produced and wrote for “Cougar Town,” which he co-created with Bill Lawrence. Biegel also worked on “Scrubs” (NBC), “Grounded for Life” (Fox) and “The Tracy Morgan Show” (NBC).

Biegel is repped by UTA and Morris Yorn Barnes & Levine.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Younger's Sutton Foster

13 June 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Sutton Foster

The Show | Younger

The Episode | “The Old Ma’am and the C” (June 9)

The Performance | In many ways, Younger‘s initial 12-episode run has thrown just as many challenges at Sutton Foster’s character — Liza Miller, a 40-year-old divorcé masquerading as a 26-year-old publishing assistant — as it’s thrown at the actress, herself. And while Tuesday’s season finale proved to be a stressful, harrowing half-hour for Liza, it was an embarrassment of riches for the viewers, as we were served all the colors of the Foster rainbow in one delicious sitting.

A lot of things »

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Did Daenerys Ditch Her Pals? Orphan Clone Gone Too Soon? Why the Fosters Recast? Flash-y iZombie? And More Qs

12 June 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Silicon Valley, The Fosters, iZombie and Bones!

1 | What did you think of Orphan Black‘s new clone, Krystal? Bummed she’s already gone?

RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on The Flash, Teen Wolf, Once, Wayward Pines, iZombie, Major Crimes and More

2 | How could Game of Thrones‘ Daenerys just leave her advisors and lover in the bloodbath arena as she flew away on her dragon?

3 | Considering Silicon Valley‘s brainiac Jared knew the uses for amyl nitrate, »

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Younger Season Finale Recap: Who Else Found Out Liza's Big Secret?

9 June 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 40-year-old cat is officially out of the bag. Again.

Following last week’s ecstasy-fueled reveal, Liza was forced to have “the talk” with Josh on Tuesday’s Younger season finale, and it did not go well — unless, of course, she wanted him to call her a “lunatic” and tell her he never wants to see her again.

PhotosSummer TV Preview: 40+ New and Returning Shows to Check Out

I’d be remiss, however, if I devoted all my sympathy to Liza without acknowledging Josh’s feelings; finding out your girlfriend has been lying about being 15 years older, divorced and the »

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What do The Goonies look like now? Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman

7 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Goonies celebrates its 30th birthday today, and even after all these years we still adore this '80s classic.

Rumours have been swirling for some time about a Goonies 2 (make it happen, Hollywood!) with all the original cast returning, so with this in mind we take a trip down memory lane to find out what the stars of the cult classic are doing now.

Sean Astin

Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.

The 44-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Astin also played Lynn McGill in hit Fox TV series 24, provides the voice of Raphael in Nickelodeon's TV version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), and recently appeared in Guillermo del Toro »

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ABC releases trailers for their 2015-2016 shows, including ‘The Catch’ and ‘The Muppets’

12 May 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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With many shows from the 2014-2015 television season easing into their season finales over the next few weeks, numerous network channels are already beginning to gear up for the 2015-2016 television season’s unofficial kickoff in September. ABC is no different, as they have already announced their renewals, cancellations, and new projects. At Upfronts this week, the channel released trailers for a number of their new series, along with details on each show.

Among the trailers released was the new Shonda Rhimes series The Catch.

From Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, “The Catch” is a new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.

ABC also released a trailer for the new Ken Jeong-starring sitcom Dr. Ken. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Dan Savage's ABC Sitcom 'The Real O'Neals' Has a Trailer

12 May 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Just yesterday we reported that ABC had picked up Dan Savage's sitcom "The Real O'Neals," and now we already have a trailer... That looks pretty darn promising.  Focusing on a contemporary Catholic family with a whole lotta skeletons in their closet, "The Real O'Neals" offers up the first network TV sitcom protagonist that's a gay teenager (Noah Galvin) alongside a family that includes a matriarch played by the can-do-know-wrong Martha Plimpton.  Watch the trailer below: The show's synopsis via Deadline: A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. “The Real O’Neals” stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny,  Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and. »

- Jamie Gates

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ABC Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule with Trailers

12 May 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Here's what Paul Lee had to say in a statement.

"Our new slate of shows continues the momentum from last year. ABC was the most buzzed about network, and the only major network to hold on to its audience and to grow in the target demo. Our 2015-16 schedule, with new shows and returning favorites that reflect our commitment to world-class storytelling, will solidify ABC's place as the network that raises the bar for what viewers expect from broadcast television.

ABC is the only major network to increase its Adult 18-49 audience during the 2014-15 season. ABC delivered 7 of the Top »

- MovieWeb

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ABC Adds ‘Muppets’ & Three New Dramas for Fall; Tgit Stays Put

12 May 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC opted for stability in the fall, launching just five new series with no major shakeups to its nightly strategies. The network, which had momentum this past season with improved ratings, is clearly hoping to maintain its uptick, simply swapping dramas for dramas and comedies for comedies.

ABC is poised to win the May sweep in adults 18-49 and will finish as the only Big Four broadcast network up in the demo vs. last season. For the season, ABC will finish a competitive third in 18-49 and is No. 1 with all sports excluded from averages.

Monday nights will stay put in the fall with “Dancing With the Stars,” followed by “Castle,” which just set both Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion, “our two beloved heroines and heroes,” said ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee, for its eighth season, following lengthy contract negotiations. After “DWTS” hands out the mirror ball, “The Bachelor” will come in, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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ABC Picks Up Comedy ‘Uncle Buck’ Starring Comedian Mike Epps

8 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has handed out another comedy series order, greenlighting “Uncle Buck,” starring comedian Mike Epps.

Uncle Buck” joins three other new comedies on ABC’s 2015-16 slate: “The Muppets” reinvention from “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady; “Dr. Ken,” a medical laffer starring “Community’s” Ken Jeong; and the Martha Plimpton family sitcom “The Real O’Neals.”

Based on the 1989 John Hughes movie of the same name, which starred John Candy, ABC’s modern-day retelling centers around a diverse ensemble, following the success of its freshman breakout “Black-ish,” which was renewed for a second season yesterday.

The title character (played by Epps) is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s nanny has just quit, so his brother and sister-in-law need his help, and his unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family — plus, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'The Muppets' triumphant return leads ABC comedy trio

7 May 2015 6:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Muppets are returning to primetime, one of three new comedies picked up by ABC on Thursday evening. ABC also has picked up "The Real O'Neals" and "Dr. Ken" to series. But really... "The Muppets"! All official programming details will come with ABC's upfront presentation on Tuesday (May 12), but here's what we know for now: *** Longtime "Big Bang Theory" showrunner and Muppets guardian Bill Prady and Bob Kushell are co-writers on what is described as "a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires." This is "a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages" and it remains to be announced which Muppets will take part. For purposes of the art with this story, I'm assuming Kermit. *** "Dr. Ken" was written by Jared Stern, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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‘The Muppets,’ ‘Dr. Ken,’ ‘Real O’Neals’ Comedies Ordered to Series by ABC

7 May 2015 6:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC has ordered three comedy pilots to series, inviting Ken Jeong, Martha Plimpton and The Muppets back to primetime this fall. “The Muppets,” from ABC Studios and co-writers and co-executive producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell, will be a fresh take that hopes to “explore the Muppets” personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires.” “Dr. Ken” sees “The Hangover” franchise funny man Jeong as a brilliant doctor with no bedside manner at work or at home. Additional cast includes Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dave Foley, Jonathan Slavin, »

- Matt Donnelly

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‘The Muppets,’ Comedy from ‘Community’ Star Ken Jeong Among ABC Orders

7 May 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Following six drama orders, ABC has picked up three comedy series: “The Muppets,” “The Real O’Neals” and “Dr. Ken.”

The return of “The Muppets” to TV is described as a documentary-style show that will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, including breakups, romances and more adult topics that lend themselves to a reinvented version of the beloved characters fit for all ages. The series comes from “The Big Bang Theory’s” Bill Prady and Bob Kushell, who serve as co-writers and exec producers, along with Randall Einhorn and Bill BarrettaABC Studios and the Muppets Studio will produce.

Dr. Ken” stars “Community” fan favorite Ken Jeong as a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. Always trying to be a good doctor, husband and father, he has a way of driving everyone nuts, both at work and at home. Suzy Nakamura stars as Jeong’s wife, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Fall TV: ABC Orders The Muppets, Dr. Ken and Martha Plimpton Comedy

7 May 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Grumble all you want, Statler and Waldorf: The Muppets are officially coming back to TV.

ABC on Thursday ordered to series a contemporary, documentary-style show about the iconic puppets, executive-produced by Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory).

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows and Stars

Additionally, the network picked up the comedies Dr. Ken and The Real O’Neals, starring Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope).

Here’s the logline/casting/pedigree info for each of the new shows:

RelatedFall TV: Shonda RhimesThe Catch Among 6 New Dramas Ordered at ABC

Dr. Ken

Writers: Jared Stern, »

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Fall TV: Shonda Rhimes' The Catch Among 6 New Dramas Ordered at ABC

7 May 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Shonda Rhimes Era at ABC continues.

The network on Thursday ordered to series the thriller The Catch, from the prolific producer and Betsy Beers and starring Mireille Enos (The Killing).

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows and Stars

Additionally, ABC picked up The Family, which hails from Scandal/Grey’s Anatomy/Off the Map Ep Jenna Bans, the biblical saga Of Kings and Prophets, Gossip Girl Ep Josh Safran’s Quantico and the ’80s-set crime drama Wicked City (Fka L.A. Crime).

The Untitled Pate & Fishburne Project (Fka Boom), centered around the oil industry in North Dakota, »

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1988

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...

Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.

It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an »

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Martha Plimpton’s A is For Rocks ‘Broadway Acts for Women’ at 54 Below

4 May 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Broadway luminaries Patti LuPone, Lena Hall, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson added their voices to the growing chorus of people advocating for women’s reproductive rights on May 3 at 54 Below. Hosted by Martha Plimpton and her advocacy nonprofit A is For, “Broadway Acts for Women” featured musical theater stars performing karaoke numbers selected by an audience bidding on various prizes. Based on the evening’s rollicking success—raising over $40,000 for the Center for Reproductive Rights—it is sure to be the first of many. “I wouldn’t be standing here right now if I didn’t have access to abortion when I was a younger woman,” said Plimpton onstage. In between biddings and impromptu performances, the actor-activist spoke passionately about abortion as a fundamental human right; in the last four years the procedure has been restricted by over 200 new pieces of American legislation, denying women safe access to reproductive health care. »

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Younger Picked Up For Second Season By TV Land

21 April 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

This one made me a bit nervous, despite how much I liked it, both because TV Land is expanding original content and probably can’t keep everything, and because Sutton Foster might be cursed. That could just be me.

But, Younger has been doing well, and the show has held strong with its writing through several episodes (something that also had me worried), and I’m looking forward to what the show will do with the confidence of another season.

Best of all, even the potential problem areas of the show have proven themselves to be strengths. Nothing against Hilary Duff, but she wasn’t a sure fit into the structure, and neither was it a lock that the romantic side of the story was going to develop well without turning to pure cheese.

You know everyone is talking about it, so you might as well catch up and get hooked yourself, »

- Marc Eastman

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‘Younger’ Picked Up for Season 2 at TV Land

21 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV Land has ordered a second season of freshman dramedy “Younger,” Variety has learned. Season 2 will consist of 12 new episodes.

From Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), “Younger” stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-year-old single mother who pretends to be 26, in order to land a job in the highly competitive world of publishing, and then has to figure out how to balance her real life with her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), and her fake life with new friend and twentysomething co-worker Kelsey (Hilary Duff), all while embarking on an exciting and somewhat confusing relationship with younger, sexy tattoo artist Josh (Nico Tortorella).

“‘Younger’ is the first step in TV Land’s evolution, and we are very proud to announce a second season,” said Keith Cox, exec vice president of development and original programming for TV Land. “We’re thrilled to continue working with Darren, and really eager to »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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10 Sitcom Pilots Inspired by Real People: Which Will You Watch?

17 April 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last week, in the wake of Eddie Huang's complaints that he felt ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" was distorting and softening his childhood experiences, this column examined how hard it is for any biographical or autobiographical sitcom to be true to the life of its source and still be a crowd-pleasing primetime network entertainment. You'd think, after decades of trying, TV writers and network programming executives would be aware of this.

Nonetheless, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the networks have no fewer than ten such sitcom pilots in production, as the first episodes of potential 2015-16 primetime series. Some are based on the lives of already famous entertainers, some on the self-referential stand-up comedy routines of not-quite-famous comics, and some on memoirsts who've lived interesting lives.

Here's a rundown of these pilots, with a look at who these shows are about, who's starring in them, what the series might be like, »

- Gary Susman

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