Why go out and make friends when you can watch Hollywood Game Night? I checked in on host Jane Lynch and her stable of celebs — this week: Anthony Anderson, Rose Byrne and Stacy Keibler (pictured), Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patricia Heaton, and Tom Arnold — and must admit I had an altogether good time. The people in my TV kept me company! It was not that sad!
The show’s as simple as it sounds: Two teams (three celebs plus one commoner) play various word-association games about Hollywood happenings. If you tend to feel like a brainless turd during Trivial Pursuit Entertainment, you will Love this show. »
- Annie Barrett
On TV this Thursday: The Young Hollywood Awards celebrate notable newbies, Burn Notice misplaces its loyalty, The Hero is a true man (or woman) of the people and Sullivan & Son feels the free love. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm 2013 Young Hollywood Awards (The CW) | Ah, youth. Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries) are among the honorees at this year’s Young Hollywood Awards (which is put on by Penske Media Corporation, TVLine’s parent company.)
8 pm The Hero (TNT) | Season finale: As the contestants are reunited, »
- Kimberly Roots
Buzzfeed reports that Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving Parks & Recreation later this season. Their farewell will come in the season’s 13th episode, which is expected to air in February. On the other hand, EW says we can expect to see more of Lucy Lawless.
I’ll miss the awkward attempts at giving Ann Perkins a storyline.
Martin Henderson has joined the cast of the Sundance series The Red Road, according to Deadline. Henderson will play the lead character, the sheriff of a small town near a Ramapo Indian community. He joins a cast that includes Jason Momoa and a wardrobe manager who better not hide these guys’ good looks.
Even a shirtless Martin Henderson, filming in Hawaii
- Lyle Masaki
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the only person to win this category twice in the past 12 years. However, those Emmys came for different programs (“New Adventures of Old Christine,” 2006; “Veep,” 2012), leaving Patricia Heaton as the last multiple champ for the same character (Debra Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 2000 and 2001). Following Heaton on the roster of champs were Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”), Debra Messing (“Will and Grace”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City”), Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”), Louis-Dreyfus, America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly”), and Louis-Dreyfus. Amy Poehler has submitted her wedding episode (“Emergency Response/Les »
Stacy Keibler, you sly minx. She may have lost George Clooney (or he lost her?), but Kiebler is not about to lose at Jane Lynch's Hollywood Game Night! In this exclusive first look at this week's episode, Kiebler, along with Tom Arnold, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Rose Byrne and more square off in a game where they have to describe a TV show using as few words as possible. Can Kiebler describe The Office in one word and beat The Middle's Patricia Heaton? And don't miss Anthony Anderson's celebration to winning his round. It's as epic as it is inappropriate. Watch the clip to join the fun! And tune in to Hollywood Game Night this Thursday night on NBC. (E! and NBC are both »
"Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. has closed a deal to star in "Moms' Night Out," a family comedy that Sony's Affirm Films banner is producing, TheWrap has learned. "Mom's Night Out" follows three housewives who get bored with their suburban life and break away for a night in the city. Also Read: 20 of Cory Monteith's Greatest 'Glee' Performances (Video) Patricia Heaton and Sean Astin also star in the film, which Andrew and Jon Erwin are directing from a script they wrote with Andrea Gyertson Nasfell. Kevin Downes is producing. Shum will soon be »
- Jeff Sneider
Chicago – The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, leading to the natural hand-wringing and chest-beating over who missed the cut. Before we get to the most egregious snubs of the year, a few places where the Academy unexpectedly, happily got it right:
2. One Down — I’m not sure Eric Stonestreet was the most deserving to be the first excluded from the supporting comedy categories but at least “Modern Family” takes up less than 50% of these categories and so it’s progress.
3. Fave Nominees — Jason Bateman, Louis C.K., Laura Dern, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Adam Driver, Bill Hader, Tony Hale, Bobby Cannavale (twice), Melissa Leo, Molly Shannon, Jeff Daniels, Bryan Cranston, Vera Farmiga, Elisabeth Moss, Aaron Paul, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: July 11, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Jane Lynch (host)
TV show description:
Hosted by Jane Lynch, this game show invites viewers to imagine themselves at a fantastic party in the Hollywood Hills for a night of casual games and a chance to win big money.
As the house band rocks, regular people mingle with celebrities. Then, two contestants each team up with a celebrity to compete in a series of outrageous games. The winner takes home $25,000 in cash.
Celebrity guests include Jason Alexander, Anthony Anderson, Tom Arnold, Rose Byrne, Nick Cannon, Kristen Chenoweth, Josh Gad, Max Greenfield, Patricia Heaton, Felicity Huffman, Hoda Kotb, Dominic Monaghan, Al Roker, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, and Wilmer »
A warning from Jane Lynch about NBC’s upcoming Hollywood Game Night (premiering Thursday, July 11, 10/9c): “There are cocktails, and some people get a little glassy-eyed during the show.”
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Fret not, though, the pre-competition drinks — served on the poolside patio where a live band is playing — actually enhance the game instead of hindering it. “[Alcohol] increases everyone’s ability to particpate — and to do so joyfully. We haven’t had it turn bad on us yet,” Lynch says with a laugh.
As emcee for the »
- Michael Slezak
"Hollywood Game Night" (premieres Thurs., July 11 at 10 p.m. Et on NBC) isn't skimping on stars -- the celebrity-packed line-up boasts some of the biggest and best names on TV.
Hosted by "Glee" star Jane Lynch and created by "Will & Grace" alum Sean Hayes, the show is modeled after Hayes' own game nights at his house, where he invites a random sampling of his friends, famous and not, to come play. "Hollywood Game Night" takes that same approach, teaming three celebrities with a civilian player.
Can you imagine playing Celebrity with celebrities? Or what about having to guess that a not-so-flattering child's portrait of Matthew Perry is indeed the "Friends" star ... while he's sitting on the couch next to you?
Take a look through this gallery to see some of the famous faces stopping by to play.
Here's the celebrity line-up for every episode of "Hollywood Game Night":
- Maggie Furlong
"Hollywood Game Night" is your all-access pass to a star-studded evening of celebrities ... playing totally hilarious games. It gives us insight into what stars are like when they're letting loose, and it's hosted by "Glee" funny lady Jane Lynch, so you know it'll be no holds barred.
We've got an exclusive sneak peek at the premiere episode (Thurs., July 11 at 10 p.m. Et on NBC), above, and a game they're calling Lil' Picassos. Kids draw a celebrity, and the contestants only get two clues to try to guess who it is. Matthew Perry, Kristen Bell, Martin Short, Lisa Kudrow, Alyson Hannigan, Daniel Dae Kim ... could this be any more fun?
We've also got an added Lil' Picassos exclusive -- click through this gallery to check out some outtakes from the game and see if you can guess who it is just by looking at the drawings, or reading a clue »
- Maggie Furlong
So sad. After news broke that James Gandolfini died from a massive heart attack on June 19, celebrities flocked to Twitter to share their grief.
Celebs React To Passing Of James Gandolfini
Sophia Bush (@sophiabush): So, »
- Christopher Rogers
Will The Middle still be able to bring in solid ratings now that Wednesday nights are getting even more competitive? Stay tuned to find out if we'll be able to continue watching The Heck family's story.
The fourth season of The Middle typically airs Wednesday nights at 8pm on the ABC network. Once again, the cast includes Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, and Chris Kattan.
Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Middle is going to be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.01 million total viewers.
Episode 04-24: »
Critics love "The Middle," as evidenced by its Critics' Choice nomination for Best Comedy Series this year. The ABC sitcom, which follows the Heck family as they eke out a working-class life in the Midwest, is also a ratings hit. And its star, Patricia Heaton, is a two-time Emmy winner. So why isn't the show a stronger contender for Emmys? It currently ranks 11th in our overall odds for Best Comedy Series, and our predictors may be right, if history is any indication. In its first three seasons, "The Middle" earned just one Emmy nomination: Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup in 2012. What separates Emmy voters from critics and audiences may be Snob Appeal, which has often been a significant factor in Emmy races. Looking back through the awards' history, it's easy to notice a trend favoring affluent characters. Shows like "Frasier," about cultured psychiatrists living an upper-class lifestyle in Seattle, and &qu. »
Starring on a TV show certainly has its perks, but real-life pregnancy presents a huge challenge for actors.
Katie Couric featured four famous TV moms on her show Friday, including Phylicia Rashād, from "The Cosby Show," Florence Henderson from "The Brady Bunch," Cheryl Hines from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and Patricia Heaton from "Everybody Loves Raymond."
The ladies discussed how they would hide their real life pregnancies for show purposes.
They said they would hide behind refrigerator doors, raised kitchen counters and couches. Talk about a rough pregnancy!
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- Leigh Weingus
London - The BBC's flagship channel BBC One has ordered a pilot for a U.K. remake of Everybody Loves Raymond, starring comedian Lee Mack and Catherine Tate (The Office). The BBC announced that the pilot, entitled The Smiths, will be set in Cheshire, England, but also feature a man who lives opposite his overbearing family. Mack himself will write it and portray the protagonist, with Tate taking on Patricia Heaton's role in the original. Story: Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Walken Cast in BBC TV Movies Raymond was a sitcom hit in the U.S. and elsewhere for nine seasons, starring
- Georg Szalai
Everybody Loves Raymond has already been adapted for foreign audiences including in Russia, where the process was the subject of 2010 documentary Exporting Raymond. Now, the BBC has confirmed that a pilot for a UK remake will be shot for BBC One later this month. British comic actor-writer Lee Mack is penning the pilot for The Smiths and will star alongside The Office‘s Catherine Tate. Just as Ray Romano did on the Emmy-winning CBS sitcom that ran from 1996-2005, Mack will play a successful sportswriter whose overbearing parents and older brother live next door, but the action will move from Long Island to the English county of Cheshire. Tate plays Mack’s wife in a role originated by Patricia Heaton, and further cast is to be confirmed. Mack’s currently starring in, writing and exec producing the sixth season of BBC sitcom Not Going Out. Tate, who started on NBC »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
The comedy pair will appear in a BBC pilot based around the popular CBS sitcom.
The Smiths will be set in Cheshire and will follow a successful sports writer (Mack) who lives with his wife (Tate) across the road from his controlling parents and older brother, reports BBC News.
A pilot episode will be filmed in front of a live audience on May 28.
Chicago – “The Guilt Trip” is hideously uninspired dreck of the most shameful variety. It casts two major yet mismatched talents and refuses to utilize their distinctive gifts for the entirety of its running time. All they’re required to do is sleepwalk through a plot so uninspired that audiences will have no problem predicting its path with their eyes closed and their ears covered.
Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen certainly rank as one of the least convincing mother-son duos in movie history. There wasn’t a single instant in which I believed that this unlikely pair were related in any way, apart from sharing the same frame. Rogen does a nice job of portraying the squirmy straightman, but Streisand is such a cartoonish caricature of smothering mother love that she appears to have been spawned directly from a petri dish of clichés. She’s as believable a mother as Patricia Heaton is a Midwesterner. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Frankie Heck has finished her training to be a dental hygienist on "The Middle." So, good news, right?
Not so fast. In Wednesday's (April 10) episode, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) discovers that having the training isn't enough to land a job. She has to sell herself as well, and she asks the kids for some help.
It does not go well, as you can see in this exclusive clip from the episode. Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) offer up words like "angry" and "tired" to describe their mom, and Mike (Neil Flynn) is no help either when he tries to put a stop to things. It's a very funny scene, but also -- ouch.
(Oh, and in case you're wondering what Brick is up to at the start of the clip, he joins a scout troop and is attempting to figure out how a sleeping bag works. »
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