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A spinoff of “How I Met Your Mother” is back on, TheWrap has confirmed. “How I Met Your Father” will follow a new cast of characters and will be told from a woman’s perspective, but will follow the same format as the popular CBS sitcom that starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris. “This Is Us” co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger will write the series and executive produce. “Himym” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will also executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television, where Aptaker and Berger have an overall deal, »
- Joe Otterson
Comedian, actor and writer Richard Lewis is letting go of a stylish Los Angeles home for a relatively modest $1.559 million.
The two-bedroom, two-bath home was built in 1926, the same year the nearby Chateau Marmont and Sunset Tower first opened their doors, the listing points out. But it’s not just the neighborhood that has Old Hollywood ties: the property was previously owned by screen legend Eddie Albert, who starred in Roman Holiday and The Heartbreak Kid among others.
Prospective residents will find an open-air living room with a wet bar well-suited for a Hollywood lifestyle, old or new. Multiple terraces »
- Mackenzie Schmidt
Penn and Teller are nobody's fools. The Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show has been renewed for a fourth season on The CW. Alyson Hannigan, who replaced Jonathan Ross as host in season three, will be back in season four of the summer series, featuring illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller.On Penn & Teller: Fool Us, aspiring magicians perform their best tricks to try and fool the duo. Those who do, win the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden, and Andrew Golder executive produce.Read More… »
The CW has renewed unscripted series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and “Masters of Illusion,” the network announced Monday. The shows will return for their traditional summer runs on the broadcaster in 2017.
Hosted by Aisha Tyler and starring Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will return for a fifth season. Hailing from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions, the improv-comedy series is executive produced by Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Stiles, Brady and Mochrie. It was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson.
Heading into its fourth season, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” star Penn & Teller in a competition show in which magicians from around the world visit Las Vegas and attempt to fool the titular duo. The show is created and produced by 117 Productions and September Films, and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden, and Andrew Golder. The »
- Daniel Holloway
The CW said today that it has renewed its summer series Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Masters of Illusion. All will return in 2017. Hosted by Alyson Hannigan, the hourlong magic competition series Penn & Teller: Fool Us will return for Season 4 with the duo inviting aspiring magicians to perform their best trick to try and fool them. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their Las Vegas show. Penn & Teller see the… »
Today is publication day for TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time, the anthology where Matt Zoller Seitz and I rank the top 100 American sitcoms and dramas ever, and write essays about them, and a whole lot of other things (movies, miniseries, current shows, shows that weren't top 100-worthy but were sentimental favorites in some way, etc.). You can order it in multiple editions (including an audiobook recorded by Matt and me) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, or your favorite indie bookseller. Here's Matt and I explaining how we assigned scores to figure out our top 100: And here's us explaining our rules for what was and wasn't considered for the top 100: We're very proud of the book, and can't wait for people to start reading, but if you still need a taste or two to push you over the buying edge, »
- Alan Sepinwall
In a statement posted to social media site WhoSay, Gaffigan wrote on behalf of himself and his wife, Jeannie: “After months of discussion Jeannie and I have decided to make season 2 of ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ the final season. We realize this may surprise some and we don’t make this decision lightly. It is hard to say goodbye to this highly personal passion project, which we have nurtured and poured our hearts into for over five years. Jeannie and I are grateful that TV Land allowed us to do this show about our lives the way we wanted. It was empowering, exhilarating and exhausting. As many of you know all the episodes this season were written by Jeannie and me. Jeannie was the showrunner and I acted in virtually every scene. In »
- Laura Prudom
In the late '90s, Willow Rosenberg (played by Alyson Hannigan) arose as one of the most beloved characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her gradual evolution from an introverted book worm into a badass spell-casting witch - later goddess - made her more than just Buffy's damsel in distress sidekick. Willow's coming-of-age story made her super relatable and fun to watch. Her friendship with Buffy was nothing to scoff at, either. Between battling demons and other villains, Willow served as a confidant and voice of reason for the vampire slayer. With that in mind, we've rounded up all the reasons why Willow is the kind of best friend every girl truly needs in her squad. Related Stories: 18 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Quotes You've Used at the Office;14 Times You Had the Biggest Crush on Spike From Buffy the Vampire Slayer;23 Reasons Buffy the Vampire Slayer Is Still Your »
- Terry Carter
Alicia Silverstone‘s next small-screen role puts the “real” in Real Housewives.
Silverstone will play Bonnie Nolan, a woman struggling to raise her two daughters after finding the courage to leave her husband in the 1970s. Per the description, Bonnie “sets out to claim her own brand of independence in a world not ready to give it. »
Penn and Teller have returned to search for magicians who can stump them. Will they find some? Will the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show find good ratings for The CW? Will the TV series be renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.Now hosted by Alyson Hannigan, Penn & Teller: Fool Us showcases talented magicians as they perform their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. If they can fool the duo, they win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller's Las Vegas act.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »
For more evidence that the Smollett acting clan is taking over TV, look no further than Food Network.
The cabler has ordered six half-hour episodes of “Smollett Eats,” which will showcase favorite foods and recipes among the six siblings that include “Empire’s” Jussie Smollett and “Underground’s” Jurnee Smollett. Jake Smollett (“Eve’s Bayou”) is the head chef of the family that also includes brothers Jocqui and Jojo and sister Jazz. “Smollett Eats,” which bows in August, hails from Triage Entertainment.
Food Network has also enlisted Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, to host a six-episode series shot at her home. “Ayesha’s Homemade” will blend cooking segments with glimpses of her life as the wife of an NBA star and mother to two young daughters. The half-hour series from High Noon Entertainment is targeting a fall debut.
“It’s an exciting time for Food Network as demand for food-centric content seems »
- Cynthia Littleton
The club recruits another member. THR reports Vanessa Lachey has been cast as the third wife, in The First Wives Club TV show pilot for TV Land. Lachey played Tracy in the Truth Be Told TV series, which was cancelled after one season on NBC. She also played Camilla Whittemore on Seth Green's Dads TV series, which Fox cancelled after one season.Lachey joins Green's former Buffy the Vampire Slayer scene partner, Alyson Hannigan, as well as Megan Hilty, who were both previously announced. Hannigan is set as an English professor named Maggie. Hilty is Kim, a formerly successful actress. Lachey has been cast as Sasha.Read More… »
Dads alumna Vanessa Lachey is set as a lead alongside Alyson Hannigan and Megan Hilty in the TV Land pilot The First Wives Club, a reboot of the 1996 feature, from Paramount Television and Sex and the City alumna Jenny Bicks and Karen Rosenfelt. With Lachey’s casting, the three lead roles are now set. Written by Rebecca Addelman (New Girl), the single-camera TV Land project is a new twist on the Paramount film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. Set… »
TV Land’s “First Wives Club” will take place in modern-day San Francisco. Like the original rom-com, the story revolves around three women (Lachey, Hannigan, Hilty) who were friends and classmates in the ’90s and reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident.
Lachey will play Sasha, a driven and successful chef in San Francisco. She has it all — a hot restaurant and a great girlfriend who she plans to marry. But when she reconnects with her old friends after the death of their college roommate, she realizes she may not be as ready to settle down as she thought.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
30 June 2016 3:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
TV Land has cast the third wife in its First Wives Club reboot. Vanessa Lachey has been tapped to star opposite Alyson Hannigan and Megan Hilty in the pilot for the Viacom-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Picked up to pilot in March, the long-gestating project will be written by New Girl's Rebecca Addelman and executive produced by Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, The Big C). Based on the book by Olivia Goldsmith, the project centers on a group of divorced women who seek revenge on the ex-husbands who left them for younger women.
- Lesley Goldberg
Vanessa Lachey is the third and final First wife.
The actress, whose TV credits include sitcoms Dad and Truth Be Told, has signed on to star in TV Land’s First Wives Club remake opposite fellow co-leads Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Megan Hilty (Smash), TVLine has learned.
RelatedLost in Space Remake Ordered at Netflix
The small screen reboot of the 1996 film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, is set in modern day San Francisco. Much like the movie, the story follows three friends and former ’90s classmates who reconnect after one of their »
Robbins will appear in four episodes of the TV Land comedy’s upcoming third season as Bryce Reiger, a Silicon Valley genius. Self-described as being “a little on the spectrum,” Bryce — who also happens to be 26 — is interested in investing in a “century-old publishing company.” (Oh, Empirical, you don’t look a day over 50!)
Younger‘s third season premieres Wednesday, »
Get ready to see more from Stevens and Lido on black-ish.
RelatedFall TV Schedule 2016: What’s on When? And Versus What?
Mackenzie has recurred on the hit series for the past two seasons.
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Related Younger Stars Talk Thad’s Twin, Liza’s Dilemma and More Season 2 Finale Twists
The announcement was made on the same day the cast — including leading lady Sutton Foster, seen in Instagram form below — returned to the show’s New York City set to begin filming Season 3:
Additionally, TV Land has revealed that Season 3 will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c.
“The show is a force in and of itself, so it’s a no-brainer to renew it again, »
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