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Nobodies: Is the TV Land TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

25 May 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill Hugh, Larry, and Rachel continue to toil in obscurity? Has the Nobodies TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on TV Land? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Nobodies season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?A scripted comedy series on the TV Land cable channel, Nobodies stars creators, writers, and alumni of The Groundlings improv company, Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras as fictionalized versions of themselves. Guest stars in season one include Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig, and Kristen Bell.Weary of writing for an animated children’s TV series, The Fartlings, Hugh, »


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Emmy Preview: Who’s In and Who’s Out in Nine Key Categories

24 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s that time of year again: Emmy season is upon us, and Variety’s coverage will begin in earnest in next week’s issue. But before we kick off a brand new race for TV’s top trophy, we’re taking a look at nine key categories and breaking down which of last year’s nominees are in and out of the race, who might stage a dramatic return and what newcomers have already made an impact on the kudos landscape.

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Drama Series

What’s out: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won’t return until the summer, ensuring a new winner will be crowned this year. And PBS’ “Downton Abbey” closed its doors last year.

What’s back: FX’s “The Americans,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” Netflix’s “House of Cards” and USA’s “Mr. Robot” are all eligible again.

Looking to return: Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” had »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Nobodies: Season One Ratings

18 May 2017 6:20 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Although TV Land ordered the first season of the Nobodies TV show in June of 2016, in January of 2017, the cable channel renewed the scripted comedy series for a second season, two and a half months before the series premiere. Will their faith be rewarded? Should Nobodies have been cancelled by TV Land instead? Stay tuned.A scripted comedy series on the TV Land cable channel, Nobodies stars creators, writers, and alumni of The Groundlings improv company, Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras as fictionalized versions of themselves. Guest stars in season one include: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig, and Kristen Bell.Weary of writing for an animated children’s TV series, The Fartlings, Hugh, Larry, and Rachel are pitching their feature film, Mr. First Lady, to Paramount. When the »


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CBS's Mom Donates Its Emmy Campaign Money to Planned Parenthood

18 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

.@MomCBS spearheads effort to support and stand with Planned Parenthood @Ppfa: #StandwithPP - Warner Bros. TV (@warnerbrostv) May 18, 2017 CBS's hit show Mom just did something you rarely ever see in Hollywood: it donated its entire award show campaign budget to charity. The show's cocreator Chuck Lorre and its star Allison Janney announced on CBS This Morning on Thursday that instead of using their $250,000 award show budget to campaign for an Emmy win, they're giving it all to Planned Parenthood. The two are also encouraging the show's fans to donate to the organization on their own. Their amazing generosity comes on the heels of the devastating and enraging news that the Senate is considering passing the American Health Care Act, which would block low-income patients from being able to use Planned Parenthood for things like cancer screenings and birth control. "In Los Angeles County alone, »

- Caitlin Hacker

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TVLine Items: Everwood Hits CW Seed, Younger Casts Charles' Ex and More

18 May 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

You can finally go back to Everwood.

The classic WB drama will be available to stream on The CW’s digital offshoot CW Seed, beginning Thursday, June 1. (The series was briefly online at the now defunct before disappearing from the Internet.)

RelatedThe CW Fall Schedule: Arrow, Riverdale, Jane on Move, Originals, iZombie Mia

Additionally, CW Seed will add the original Dynasty to its library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, ahead of the network’s reboot of the iconic primetime soap this fall.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Younger has tapped Jennifer Westfeldt (Notes from the Underbelly, »

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CBS’s ‘Mom’ Spearheads Campaign to Support Planned Parenthood

18 May 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

CBS’s ‘Mom’ cast and crew eschews a traditional Emmy campaign and uses that funding to fund a public support campaign for Planned Parenthood. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Burbank, Calif. »

- Clarence Moye

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CBS’ ‘Mom’ Donates Emmy Campaign Budget To Planned Parenthood

18 May 2017 11:14 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The CBS show Mom has decided to donate their entire Emmy campaign budget to Planned Parenthood. Mom Donates To Planned Parenthood Co-creator Chuck Lorre and two-time Emmy winner Allison Janney donated the show’s full $250,000 awards budget to the nonprofit organization that provides women’s healthcare, including preventative care such as cancer screenings and birth control. This news comes as the […]

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The post CBS’ ‘Mom’ Donates Emmy Campaign Budget To Planned Parenthood appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Stage Door: "Six Degrees of Separation" Revived

18 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Stage Door bringing you intermittent theater reviews when we manage to get there. Here's Nathaniel R

It's so basic to binge plays during Tony season as opposed to a more sensible and committed once-a-month diet of live theater. Alas, just as the more familiar mainstream obsession of the Oscar circus encourages studios to backload their releases to the last quarter of the year, most of the "big" theater shows open as late as they can for Tony consideration. This makes April and May a madhouse of theater-going for those who care about such things. Because most of the musicals are too expensive, I've been catching up with the plays. We've already covered The Little Foxes (a must see) and the Pulitzer-winning economic tragedy Sweat. So let's talk Six Degrees of Separation nominated for 2 Tonys: Best Revival of a Play and Best Leading Actor (Corey Hawkins).

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‘Mom’ Kicks Off Planned Parenthood Donation Campaign

18 May 2017 5:50 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mom stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris and series co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre are standing with Planned Parenthood. The praised comedy series is spearheading a donation campaign to support the organization in response to recent partisan political efforts to target the women's health care provider. In lieu of spending on an Emmy Fyc campaign this year, the creative team behind Mom has decided instead to launch a public support campaign and make a $250,000… »

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‘Mom’ Trades Emmy Campaign for $250K Donation to Planned Parenthood

18 May 2017 5:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Producers and stars of the CBS/Warner Bros. TV sitcom “Mom” have decided to make a $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood rather than mount an Emmy campaign this year.

Mom” star Allison Janney and series co-creator/exec producer Chuck Lorre on Thursday launched the effort to raise awareness of the threat to Planned Parenthood funding as the Republican-backed American Health Care Act makes its way through Congress. Janney and Lorre are expected to appear on “CBS This Morning” to encourage fans to donate to the non-profit family planning and health care org through a special link established as part of the “Mom” campaign.

“In Los Angeles County alone, we answer approximately 2,000 calls each day from people asking us for help,” said Sue Dunlap, president-ceo of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “Across the country, millions of women and men are relying on Planned Parenthood health centers for their basic care — like birth control, life-saving »

- Cynthia Littleton

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CBS' 'Mom' Donates Emmy Campaign Budget to Planned Parenthood

18 May 2017 5:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

CBS comedy Mom is forgoing an Emmy campaign.

In lieu of spending $250,000 on campaigning for TV's highest honor, Mom creator Chuck Lorre and two-time Emmy winner Allison Janney announced Thursday that the funds will instead be donated to support Planned Parenthood.

The powerful statement of support, Janney and Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) unveiled the plan on CBS This Morning, encouraging fans of the show and beyond to support Planned Parenthood.

Appearing on CBS This Morning to talk about the upcoming 2017-2018 CBS lineup, including Young Sheldon and new seasons of The Big Bang Theory and Mom, »

- Lesley Goldberg

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None of CBS’ New Fall Series Are Women-Centric

17 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Yeah, we can’t believe this shit, either: Cush Jumbo and Rose Leslie on “The Good Fight

CBS has unveiled its fall 2017 lineup and, in terms of women-centric programming, it’s a wasteland. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the network is moving forward with eight pilots: four dramas, four comedies. And none of them feature a female protagonist.

Four of the projects are standard CBS-fodder (i.e. procedurals and “The Big Bang Theory”): “Instinct” with Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz-starrer “Seal Team”; “Swat,” starring Shemar Moore and Jay Harrington; “Wisdom of the Crowd,” toplined by Jeremy Piven; and “Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon.” The other series are “By the Book,” a comedy about a man (Jay R. Ferguson) who lives his life according to the Bible; Bobby Moynihan-starrer “Me, Myself and I,” which depicts the protagonist at three different phases of his life; and family sitcom “9Jkl” with Mark Feuerstein.

CBS also renewed five of its freshmen series: “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait,”

“MacGyver,” “Man With a Plan,” and “Superior Donuts.” All of those shows are male-centric and “Superior Donuts” is the only one not toplined by a white dude.

The lack of of women in the schedule might seem egregious, but CBS CEO Les Moonves isn’t particularly concerned. “We do a number of pilots, a lot of them have women in starring roles. There are a lot of women in the schedule,” he told the press at before the CBS upfronts. “The best pilots went at the end of the day and we think our track record is Ok.”

Yeah, it’s not. Women, indeed, were the leads or co-leads on six projects — but CBS decided not to pursue any of them. Among the rejects are Amy Brenneman-starrer “The Get,” “Perfect Citizen” with Kristin Chenoweth, and an untitled Jenny Lumet project starring Sharon Leal.

Driving home his point — and painting himself further into the corner — Moonves referenced the current slate of women-centric projects at CBS. “I don’t think we’ve ever had to apologize for having [Tea Leoni-starrer] ‘Madam Secretary’ and Lucy Liu [of ‘Elementary’] and ‘The Good Fight’ and ‘The Good Wife’ and I think we do fine in that area.”

Yes, Liu is great on “Elementary” — but she is not the star. When push comes to shove, it is Sherlock’s (Jonny Lee Miller) story, not Watson’s (Liu). Second, we’re happy that CBS aired “The Good Fight,” a women-centric, diverse show starring a woman over 40. Good on them, but Moonves shouldn’t pat himself too hard on the back. “The Good Fight” is only available on CBS All Access, a streaming platform with few offerings that costs $5.99 per month. Most viewers aren’t willing to sign up for a streamer in order to watch only one original series, so “Good Fight” shouldn’t be your go-to example to explain why CBS doesn’t hate women. Also, “The Good Wife” isn’t on the air anymore, so it’s time for Moonves and CBS to forfeit their bragging rights on that one.

Even more frustrating? This is the second consecutive year CBS has been called out for its lack of inclusivity — and the second consecutive year they’ve shrugged off the criticism. Matt LeBlanc, Kevin James, Michael Weatherly, and a bevy of other white (and mostly male) leads dominated the network’s fall 2016 schedule. Network president Glenn Geller responded by citing “Madam Secretary,” “Mom” with Allison Janney and Anna Faris, long-running comedy “2 Broke Girls,” and “Doubt” with Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox. He described the 2016 slate as “are more diverse this year than last year” in his defense and concluded, “We are definitely moving in the right direction.”

It’s worth pointing out that both “2 Broke Girls” and “Doubt” have since been cancelled. So much for that argument.

So, it’s time that Moonves realizes that CBS’ fall 2017 lineup isn’t “fine” and the network’s track record is far from “Ok.” If the network truly wants to move “in the right direction,” they should try greenlighting shows — hell, a show s— focused on women. Supporting multiple shows with inclusive casts and women of color in prominent roles would be even better. Because, honestly, no one wants to have this conversation about CBS again in 2018.

None of CBS’ New Fall Series Are Women-Centric was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Mom: Has the CBS TV Show Been Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

12 May 2017 6:47 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the Plunketts keep plunking along? Has the Mom TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on CBS? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of Mom season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, Mom centers on now-sober, single mother Christy (Anna Faris) and her mother Bonnie (Allison Janney) who is also in recovery. While Christy still considers Bonnie to be the root of her problems, she allows her mother to test her daily and keep her honest, as she pursues her dream of a legal career. Meanwhile, Bonnie is learning how to have a healthy romantic relationship and still wonders what she'll be »


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Judy Greer Talks Directing for the First Time and How to Find a Story to Tell

5 May 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

First time filmmakers often struggle to assemble a noteworthy cast, especially if they’re working with a limited budget and a small-concept, character-driven script.

Not so for Judy Greer, whose directorial debut, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” which premieres at the Bentonville Film Festival Friday in Arkansas, features an enviable roster of high-profile names, from Allison Janney and Jennifer Garner to Common and Bradley Whitford.

“I had never worked with Bradley, I’d never met him, and he’d always been someone as an actor I’d wanted to work with my entire career,” says Greer, who stars in the Fxx series “Archer” and in the upcoming summer release, “War for the Planet of the Apes.” “I was like, f**k it, I’m putting him in my movie because if I can’t work with him as an actor I’m putting him in as a director.”

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- Malina Saval

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Time Warner Earnings Beat Projections Thanks to ‘The Lego Batman Movie,’ ‘Big Little Lies’

3 May 2017 4:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: Time Warner’s quarterly earnings beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, propelled by film hits, a water-cooler winner in the HBO drama “Big Little Lies,” and stronger interest in the Ncaa Basketball games it aired.

Revenues climbed 6% to $7.74 billion, while adjusted earnings per share topped out at $1.66, up from $1.49 in the year-ago period. Adjusted operating income for the three month period ending in March rose 7% to $2.2 billion. Analysts had projected that the media company would post earnings of $1.44 a share on revenue of $7.66 billion.

The strong results emerged as Time Warner is awaiting government approval for its $85.4 billion sale to At&T. The conglomerate owns Warner Bros., CNN, HBO, and the Turner cable networks. At&T and Time Warner’s leadership have both stated that the expect the deal will close by the end of 2017.


Studios Push for $50 Early Home Movie Rentals, but Negotiations Are Complex (Exclusive)

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- Brent Lang

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‘A Happening of Monumental Proportions’ Clip: Judy Greer’s Directorial Debut Features Every Actor on Planet Earth — Watch

2 May 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beloved character actress and national treasure Judy Greer would naturally apply the go big or go home mentality to her directorial debut.

A Happening of Monumental Proportions” is a film that stars, among others, Common, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Anders Holm, John Cho, Katie Holmes, and Jennifer Garner, which would probably be enough to get people in a theater, but it also happens to have a pretty hilarious, intriguing premise.

Read More: What ‘The Judy Greer Effect’ Tells Us About Hollywood’s Roles for Women

Taking place over the course of one fateful Career Day, an unassuming elementary school is thrown into turmoil when a dead body is discovered. As the bumbling administrators attempt to hide the corpse, Daniel Crawford (Common) finds himself in the middle of all of it when, after being unceremoniously fired, he heads to his daughter’s school to speak about a job he no longer has. »

- Allison Picurro

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Samantha Bee Hosts ‘Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner’; Will Ferrell Appears As George W. Bush [Video]

30 April 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Samantha Bee threw her own Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner complete with jokes and celebrities. The dinner was taped in Washington D.C. and aired Sunday as an special episode of TBS’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. Bee brought together a bunch of celebrities, including Allison Janney and Will Ferrell, and musicians like Elvis Costello and […]

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- Aleks Simeonova

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Allison Janney Brings ‘West Wing’ Role to ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

30 April 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Samantha Bee may have been front and center of her “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” on Saturday, but it was actually Allison Janney who started the ceremonies. The actress reprised her role as C.J. Cregg from “The West Wing” in a cold open where she vented her frustrations about having to deal with so many lazy journalists at a faux press briefing.

Despite delivering clever rebuttals to each increasingly asinine question — “Sam is not at all biased against white men, she just can’t tell [them] apart and thinks [they] all know each other” — Janney’s “C.J.” broke into a serious, Sorkinian monologue to condemn those in the media responsible for pushing “fake news.”

Related Content Watch Hasan Minhaj’s Full Speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner

“Yes, we have freedom of speech and of the press in this country, and that is a beautiful thing,” she began. “[But] you »

- JD Knapp

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Samantha Bee’s ‘Not the Whcd’ Should Be An Annual Tradition

29 April 2017 9:13 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hours before “nerd prom” kicked off at the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C. — minus the president — Samantha Bee and her “Full Frontal” cohorts took the stage at Dar Constitution Hall for TBS’ “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.” The alt-tv special was more than twice the length of a regular “Full Frontal” episode, letting Bee’s typical ruthless comedy and satire loose with both barrels.

If viewers tuned in hoping for an hour of bashing President Trump, they were in for some disappointment. Not that there weren’t some excellent barbs made at Potus’ expense, but the night was more about celebrating the often-maligned journalists who continue to try to do their jobs in the face of adversity.

“You (journalists) basically get paid to stand in a cage while a geriatric orangutan and his pet mob scream at you. It’s like a reverse zoo. But you carry on. You »

- Andrea Reiher

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Will Ferrell's Dubya, West Wing's C.J. Roast Press During Samantha Bee's Alt-Correspondents' Dinner

29 April 2017 8:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When TBS’ Full Frontal announced its Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner event, the world did not yet know that President Donald Trump would be skipping the actual Correspondents’ Dinner. Nonetheless, the show went on as planned on Saturday, with Samantha Bee and surprise guests coming together to lampoon the Commander-in-Chief and to raise money for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The broadcast began with a pre-taped cold open featuring Emmy winner Allison Janney, who reprised her role West Wing press secretary C.J. Cregg »

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