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Mom: Season Five Ordered by CBS for 2017-18 Season

23 March 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As expected, the Mom TV show has been renewed for a fifth season on CBS. The Thursday night sitcom will return as part of the 2017-18 broadcast season.On the Mom TV show, Christy (Anna Faris) is a single mom in recovery who's returned to live with her single mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), who's also in recovery. Christy is tested daily as Bonnie tries to make up for all the ways she's let her daughter down. Christy is further challenged by her relationships with her own kids, Violet (Sadie Calvano) and Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal), and Roscoe's dad, a former slacker named Baxter (Matt Jones). To help her stay sober, Christy relies on her support system from AA which includes her sponsor Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy), wealthy sponsee Jill (Jaime Pressly), and her emotional friend, Wendy (Beth Hall). Christy tries to remain positive but it always seems like an »

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

23 March 2017 4:27 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | 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 when she »

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CBS Has Renewed 17 Shows! What's Coming Back, and What May Not

23 March 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: CBS It has begun! The exciting, sometimes heartbreaking, time of the year when TV shows are either given the green light for a new season or axed forever - until the reboot eventually gets underway in 2036. CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory and 16 more shows, but we're still waiting to hear the fates of Elementary and Criminal Minds. Take a look to see what fates have been decided, and if the show you're looking for isn't on this list yet, check our 2016 scorecard. What's Been Renewed CBS The Big Bang Theory: The hugely popular series will be back for at least two more seasons. Blue Bloods: The family drama will return for season eight. Hawaii Five-0: Season eight is on the way. Life in Pieces: The 30-minute family comedy will be back for season three. Madam Secretary: Another season of Tea Leoni's drama is coming. »

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CBS Renews 18 Series, Including Freshman Shows ‘Bull,’ ‘Kevin Can Wait’

23 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has renewed 18 shows for the 2017-2018 season, including freshman series such as “Bull” and “Kevin Can Wait,” the network announced on Thursday. Among those 18 are the previously announced renewals for “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS.”

The shows renewed to date include six comedies such as “Big Bang” and “Life in Pieces”; nine dramas including “Blue Bloods” and “Madam Secretary”; newsmagazines “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes”; and reality series “Survivor.” “Big Brother” was previously renewed for two more seasons back in August. In addition, five freshman shows are part of the network’s early renewals: dramas “Bull” and “MacGyver;” and comedies “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” and “Superior Donuts.” Noticeably absent from the freshman renewals is the Joel McHale series “The Great Indoors.” The Allison Janney-Anna Faris comedy “Mom” was also renewed, less than a week after Variety exclusively reported that the show was nearing a pick up for a fifth season.

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

23 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Year’s Winner: Kate McKinnon, “SNL

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: Though broadcast series have been struggling overall at the Emmys, the Big Four have won 11 of the last 12 trophies in this category (ABC: 4, CBS: 3, Fox: 1, NBC: 3)

Fun Fact: Kristin Wiig and Amy Poehler had been nominated in this category, but Kate McKinnon is the only “SNL” player to win as a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. (Gilda Radnor won in 1978 when “Saturday Night Live” was considered a variety show.)

It was just two years prior that this category submitted not six, not seven, but eight nominees. And seven of those eight women are still eligible in 2017, meaning competition will be fierce even before the new contenders are factored into the race. Kate McKinnon has only gotten better since her win last year. Gaby Hoffman and Judith Light remained excellent on the latest season of “Transparent.” Allison Janney »

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Taking the lead by Anne-Katrin Titze

21 March 2017 5:40 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Judy Greer as Shelly with Pepper in Craig Johnson's Wilson

Having just wrapped up her directorial debut A Happening of Monumental Proportions, written by Gary Lundy, starring Bradley Whitford, Katie Holmes, Common, and Allison Janney, Judy Greer talked about her work on Wilson.

Greer plays Shelly, professional dog sitter, who takes care of Wilson's (Woody Harrelson) fox terrier called Pepper. Wilson is a man without many friends because he always says what he considers to be the truth. While his life begins to spin out of control, with an ex-wife Pippi (Laura Dern), a furious former sister-in-law Polly (Cheryl Hines), and the discovery of a daughter named Claire (Isabella Amara), Shelly remains a calm - if half-forgotten by the story - port in his storm, until all comes full circle and we return to her with a surprising vengeance.

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Mom: CBS Season Five Renewal On the Way?

20 March 2017 8:36 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Will Mom return for another season? Deadline reports CBS is close to renewing the TV series for a fifth season.The sitcom centers on Christy (Anna Faris), a single mom in recovery who’s returned to live with her single mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), who’s also in recovery. The cast also includes Sadie Calvano, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Matt Jones, Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, and Beth Hall.Read More… »

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‘Mom’ Close to Season 5 Renewal at CBS (Exclusive)

17 March 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS is closing in on a deal with Warner Bros. TV to renew the Anna Faris-Allison Janney comedy “Mom” for a fifth season, Variety has learned.

The news that a pickup is near comes as the sitcom wraps production tonight on its fourth season. CBS declined to comment.

Mom” has been a steady performer for the Eye in its fourth season, averaging a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an average audience of 7.55 million per episode just in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day ratings. It typically adds a little more than 20% to its viewership total once delayed viewing in seven days is factored in.

The Chuck Lorre comedy centers around mother-daughter pair Bonnie (Janney) and Christy (Faris) who are recovering alcoholics. Janney won the best supporting actress in a comedy Emmy two years in a row for the role — 2014 and 2015 — and was nominated again in 2016.

Word of “Mom” getting the thumbs up for season five »

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Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy’s Old Friends Lie for a Job in TV Land’s “Nobodies”

15 March 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Nobodies

Melissa McCarthy is not the star of “Nobodies,” but she does appear in a trailer for the upcoming TV Land series. The comedy centers on characters played by significantly less famous actors—ones whose faces you probably aren’t familiar with, never mind know their names — and that’s part of the joke.

The show’s creators are its stars. Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf play actors and comedians who are “still waiting for their big break, struggling to make a name for themselves in Hollywood while their friends achieve fame and fortune,” the show’s official synopsis reads. “They’re the Nobodies.”

The trailer kicks off with the three nobodies in a pitch meeting that isn’t going anywhere — until they mention that Melissa McCarthy wants a role in the project, which is a total lie. The trio know Melissa from back in her improv days with the Groundlings, but they certainly aren’t collaborating on anything with her. The spot reveals that they do eventually score a meeting with the Oscar-nominated actress, and it doesn’t go very well. “God, you’ve got a dumb face,” Melissa tells Rachel before insisting that her former comedy buddies are indeed “nobodies.”

Nobodies” premieres March 29. Check out the star-studded trailer with cameos by Kristen Bell, Maya Rudolph, and Allison Janney. McCarthy is among the series’ executive producers.

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Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy’s Old Friends Lie for a Job in TV Land’s “Nobodies” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Exclusive: How ‘Star Wars’ Led J.J. Abrams to His Broadway Debut

14 March 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“Theater geek” may not be the most obvious label for J.J. Abrams, who has built a film and TV career directing, writing and producing sci-fi and action-heavy shows (AliasLost), rebooting film franchises (Star TrekStar Wars) and launching his own Easter egg-filled film universe (Cloverfield). But the filmmaker has the same appreciation for Broadway as he does The Twilight Zone, the sci-fi anthology series he’s long considered to be one of the best on TV.

“I’ve been a fan of theater all my life,” Abrams tells Et. In fact, he has been attending shows in New York City, where he was born, since he was a young kid, collecting playbills from every production along the way. “I embarrassingly saved all of them.”

He recalls seeing the original runs of The Magic Show, starring Doug Henning, and Noises Off, as well as various productions of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams plays. He cites Ira Levin »

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Damien Chazelle Sells Black List Script ‘The Claim’ for Release in 2018

13 March 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Clayton’s Oceanside Media has optioned movie rights to the mystery thriller “The Claim,” written by “La La Land” writer-director Damien Chazelle.

Clayton will produce the movie alongside Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine and Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital. Clarance’s Motion Picture Capital will fully finance the film, slated to begin production this year. Producers said they are in discussions with an unidentified U.S. distributor to release the film in 2018.

The thriller, which made the Black List in 2010, centers on a single father with a criminal background who must uncover the whereabouts of his kidnapped daughter while fighting the mysterious claims of another couple who insist that the child is theirs.

“I am excited to be partnering with Route One and Motion Picture Capital to produce this amazing project from Damien Chazelle,” Clayton said. “He has written a mesmerizing and bone-chilling thriller confirming his talent as a truly versatile screenwriter. »

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Damien Chazelle script 'The Claim' to begin production this year

13 March 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Australia’s Oceanside Media partners on thriller with Route One, Motion Picture Capital.

Scott Clayton’s Oceanside Media has optioned the rights to the mystery thriller and will produce alongside Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine and Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital.

Clarance’s Motion Picture Capital will fully finance the feature written by La La Land writer and Oscar-winning director Chazelle. A director is expected to be hired shortly in advance of a production start later in the year.

According to a press release a major Us distributor is in talks to release The Claim in 2018.

The Claim centres on a single father with a criminal background who must uncover the whereabouts of his kidnapped daughter while fighting the mysterious claims of another couple who insist the child is theirs.

Jay Stern and Chip Diggins also serve as producers on the project, which Diggins first brought into Route One.

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‘Nobodies’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Dominates Hollywood Comedy Without Stepping Foot Onscreen — SXSW 2017

13 March 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nobodies” is produced by Melissa McCarthy. It does not star Melissa McCarthy. This needs to be made clear, in part because her name is both front and center in marketing efforts and in the show itself. Though her presence in the Hollywood-set comedy is ever-present — even overwhelming, at times — McCarthy is not a series regular. “Nobodies” is about the people we’re all looking past to get a glimpse at a movie star, and it mostly does a fine job of giving these non-stars their due.

The TV Land original series written and produced by Groundlings graduates Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras focuses on three writer-producers who graduated from the Groundlings improv school years ago and are now trying to pitch a movie. Yes, there’s a heavy dose of meta comedy here, as the titular “nobodies” try to become “somebodies” by piggy-backing off of name brand talent: »

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‘Nobodies’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Dominates Hollywood Comedy Without Stepping Foot Onscreen — SXSW 2017

13 March 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nobodies” is produced by Melissa McCarthy. It does not star Melissa McCarthy. This needs to be made clear, in part because her name is both front and center in marketing efforts and in the show itself. Though her presence in the Hollywood-set comedy is ever-present — even overwhelming, at times — McCarthy is not a series regular. “Nobodies” is about the people we’re all looking past to get a glimpse at a movie star, and it mostly does a fine job of giving these non-stars their due.

The TV Land original series written and produced by Groundlings graduates Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras focuses on three writer-producers who graduated from the Groundlings improv school years ago and are now trying to pitch a movie. Yes, there’s a heavy dose of meta comedy here, as the titular “nobodies” try to become “somebodies” by piggy-backing off of name brand talent: »

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First trailer for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s Nobodies

9 March 2017 12:52 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first trailer for Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone’s upcoming comedy series Nobodies. The show, which is set to premiere later this month on TV Land, stars Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras and will also include guest stars McCarthy, Falcone, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Maya RudolphJim Rash, and Nat Faxon; take a look at the trailer here…

Hugh, Larry and Rachel are three actor/comedians still waiting for their big break, struggling to make a name for themselves in Hollywood while their friends achieve fame and fortune. They’re the Nobodies.

Nobodies is set to premiere on March 29th on TV Land. »

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Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez to Star in ‘Overboard’ Remake With Leading Roles Reversed

6 March 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez are starring in a remake of the romantic comedy “Overboard.”

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann starred in the 1987 original directed by Garry Marshall. Hawn played a selfish heiress who got amnesia when she fell off her yacht and Russell portrayed a carpenter who ultimately fell in love with her.

The remake will be co-directed and written by Rob Greenberg (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Bob Fisher (“We’re the Millers”). Ben Odell and Derbez will produce through their 3Pas Studios.

MGM partnered with Pantelion Films to co-produce, co-finance, and co-distribute the film, with Lionsgate handling domestic theatrical distribution. Production stars this May in Vancouver.

The original movie will be re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story will focus on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, »

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Allison Janney Talks ‘West Wing’ Reunion, ‘Mom’ and Her Next Broadway Role

1 March 2017 1:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Allison Janney may be best known for her TV work, but she got her start on stage. Now, after four seasons (and counting) on “Mom” — not to mention the seven seasons she spent on “The West Wing” — she’s returning to Broadway for the first time since 2009 musical “9 to 5,” starring in a new revival of John Guare’s 1990 play “Six Degrees of Separation.”

“It was always my plan to come back to Broadway, because theater is my first love, and it’s where I fell in love with acting,” she says of her next stage stint, in which she’ll star opposite John Benjamin Hickey (“Manhattan,” “The Normal Heart”) and Corey Hawkins (“24: Legacy,” “Straight Outta Compton”). With Hawkins, the star of the “24” reboot, in the mix, it’s impossible not to ask: Has Janney been approached for a revival of Aaron Sorkin’s beloved White House chronicle “West Wing”?

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'Silence' backer Gaston Pavlovich boards Mel Gibson drama

12 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.

Fabrica de Cine chief Gaston Pavlovich, the Mexican producer-financier behind Silence, has come on board The Professor And The Madman starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.

Fabrica is co-financing and co-producing the drama with the film’s international sales agent Voltage Pictures.

Gibson plays James Murray, who oversaw the compilation of the first Oxford English Dictionary in the 19th century, while Penn portrays Dr. William Chester Minor, an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane who submitted thousands of entries.

Pavlovich financed Martin Scorsese’s drama Silence with AI Film and Im Global licensed international territories on the period drama starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Brody and Liam Neeson.

The Mexican is also backing Scorsese’s upcoming mob drama The Irishman, which is going through Paramount in the Us and Stx International on international sales.

Fabrica de Cine’s slate includes Jennifer Morrison’s [link »

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Meryl Streep Reacts to President Donald Trump Calling Her 'Over-Rated' in Another Passionate Speech

12 February 2017 10:10 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Meryl Streep made sure her voice was heard yet again when she hit the stage on Saturday night at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala.

The 67-year-old actress addressed the criticism she received for her politically charged speech at last month's Golden Globes, and made light of President Donald Trump tweeting that she was "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood."

Watch: Meryl Streep Reacts to Her 20th Oscar Nomination With the Best Gif Ever

"Yes, I am the most overrated, overdecorated and, currently, over-berated actress, who likes football, of my generation," she quipped. "But that is why you invited me here! Right?"

Streep was honored at the event for her acting career and support of the Lgbt community, and made mention of some of her previous roles that addressed Lgbt issues. "In The Hours, all I did was kiss Allison Janney, take, after take, after take, after take. That »

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Exclusive: The Many Personalities of Allison Janney

8 February 2017 9:16 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Right now, Allison Janney has multiple personalities in her head. There’s Bonnie Plunkett, the cynical recovering addict trying to forge a new path with her daughter Christy on CBS’ Mom; Lavona Golden, a hardened, abusive mother to future Olympian and scandal-maker Tonya Harding in the upcoming biopic I, Tonya; and Ouisa Kittredge, an aging New York socialite who’s lost touch with the passion that’s given her life, in the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation. Janney is simultaneously filming and preparing for all of these, with the latter set to open at the Barrymore Theatre on April 25. (Previews for the production start April 5.)

“Fortunately for me, they’re all very different characters,” Janney tells Et from her car while pulled over in a parking lot. Given her busy schedule, the car, for her, has become a place of solitude -- her “own little bubble” that allows her a moment to chat and reflect »

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