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ShortsHD Kicks Off One-Week Theatrical Showcase Of Short Films Featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus & More

17 November 2016 4:47 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: ShortsHD has unveiled the seven short films featured in the second installment of its Stars in Shorts compilation series, Stars in Shorts: No Ordinary Love, which begins a one-week engagement in select U.S. theaters today. Linked together by common themes, the entries feature performances from Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dick Van Dyke, Ed Asner, Matthew Modine, Elizabeth Perkins, Missi Pyle, Sharon Lawrence,Kevin Nealon and others. For a taste, watch the exclusive… »

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Man with a Plan, The Great Indoors: CBS Orders More Episodes for New Comedies

14 November 2016 2:41 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The laughs will continue at The Tiffany Network. CBS has given full season orders of 19 episodes each, to freshman comedy series Man with a Plan and The Great Indoors.Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Diana Maria Riva, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, and Hala Finley star in Man with a Plan. Jeff and Jackie Filgo, LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg, and Troy Zien executive produce for CBS Television Studios.The Great Indoors stars Joel McHale, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Susannah Fielding, Chris Williams, Christine Ko, Shaun Brown, and Stephen Fry. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris, and Andy Ackerman executive produce for CBS Television Studios.Read More… »


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CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to ‘Man With a Plan’ and ‘The Great Indoors’

14 November 2016 9:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given full season orders to Matt LeBlanc’s “Man With A Plan” and Joel McHale’s “The Great Indoors,” picking up an additional six episodes of each of the freshman comedies, Variety has learned.

With the additional episode orders, now all five of CBS’s new fall series have landed full-season orders, joining “Kevin Can Wait,” “Bull” and “MacGyver,” which were all recently picked up with 22 episodes. “Man With A Plan” and “The Great Indoors” will have slightly shorter first seasons with a total of 19 episodes for each.

Additionally, CBS has also given a shortened full season order for medical drama “Code Black” for its second season, ordering three more episodes for a total of 16 for Season 2.

A favorite of the network, “Code Black’s” numbers have fallen from its first season, but is averaging 7.94 million viewers and a 1.5 in its Wednesday night time slot in the adults 18-49 demo. The »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Celebrity Animal Lovers Join Together to Celebrate 30 Years of Rescuing Farm Animals

2 November 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

For 30 years, Farm Sanctuary has been saving farm animals from abuse and neglect and advocating for their fair treatment. Thanks to the organization, countless animals have been pulled from horrifying circumstances and given a new chance at life.

On Nov. 12, Farm Sanctuary will be celebrating this continued success with a gala, hosted by comedian Kevin Nealon, honoring the stars who are using their fame to help those that cannot speak. Alec Baldwin, Martha Stewart, James Franco, Ryan Gosling and more have all taken part in animal advocacy work for the organization, and Jon and Tracey Stewart will be opening a »

- kellibendertimeinc

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Man With A Plan Review – TV – Matt LeBlanc’s New Average In, Average Out

27 October 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

As the television world shifts, and cable networks increasingly try to brand themselves as serving a particular niche, CBS consistently sticks with only two kinds of efforts – really good shows that are almost universally liked, and really bland shows that often manage to be so middle-of-the-road that they hit a magic, “meh” sweet spot that somehow keeps them going.

Man With a Plan, starring Matt LeBlanc, is solidly in the latter camp, and it’s a shame. LeBlanc can deliver, as witnessed by the brilliant Episodes, but this show has so much in common with newcomer Kevin Can Wait that it’s almost insulting. Take a couple of actors who had good runs in sit-coms decades ago, give them basically the same character they had before, and for good measure, we’ll give the shows very similar plotlines. Hooray.

LeBlanc plays Adam, a contractor who has to shift roles when his wife, »

- Marc Eastman

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Man with a Plan: Season One Ratings

25 October 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Matt LeBlanc is back on network television with Man with a Plan. He's had a pair of successful comedy TV shows (Friends and Episodes) but another one, Joey, didn't last. Will Man with a Plan be a hit in the ratings for CBS and be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.On Man with a Plan, a contractor and father named Adam (Matt LeBlanc) starts spending more time with his kids while his wife (Liza Snyder) returns to work for the first time in 13 years. He discovers that taking care of them (Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, and Hala Finley) is harder than he imagined. Thankfully (sort of), Adam has the support of his older brother (Kevin Nealon) and similarly stressed friends (Jessica Chaffin and Matt Cook). Diana Maria Riva also co-stars.The ratings are typically the best »


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Man With A Plan Season 1 Review

21 October 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

Why, God, why did Matt LeBlanc say yes to this?

For whatever reason, CBS is using its fall 2016 season to hammer in three overly familiar sitcom staples (the aging white man) all featuring sitcom stars who obviously reached their prime some time ago.

Kevin Can Wait has Kevin James on camera complaining about how he doesn’t fit into this modern world anymore, The Great Indoors does the same with Joel McHale albeit sans-Dan Harmon, and Man with a Plan is probably the weakest of the bunch, if only because it seems to have no idea what its own hook is beyond a premise that could easily fit within the constraints of one episode, not an entire series.

LeBlanc as a leading man has clearly been a tough sell since his time with Friends ended over a decade ago, and it definitely »

- Jon Negroni

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Man With a Plan Review: Plan to Avoid Matt LeBlanc's Dreadful New Sitcom

20 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Oh, Matt LeBlanc. We were Friends once, right? Millions of us watched you as the endearingly dim-witted Joey Tribbiani on that ’90s NBC hit. But now, more than a decade after Friends ended, you’re asking us to watch you in Man With a Plan, CBS’ dated, laughless new sitcom. In the words of Joey himself: “Why, God, why?”

Man With a Plan (premiering Monday, Oct. 24 at 8:30/7:30c) is depressingly formulaic from its first frames. LeBlanc plays contractor Adam Burns — though, really, we could just call him “Joey” to save time — whose wife Andi (Liza Snyder) is going back to work, »

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Carmel Film Fest Favors Fresh New Talent

19 October 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nestled in one of California’s favorite coastal getaways, the Carmel Intl. Film Festival has grown considerably since its 2008 inception. With an expected turnout of around 3,000-4,000 filmgoers, this year’s extravaganza, which takes place Oct. 19-23, will place focus on new, rising talent.

“I’m excited that we have some really great, quality independent films that are coming out by first-time directors,” says Thomas Burns, the festival’s founding president and CEO. Burns adds that the event is thrilled to able to give newcomers a platform because “there’s so much talent out there that nobody gets an opportunity to see.”

The festival — based at various locations in and around Carmel — will screen nearly 125 films including narrative, documentary, and shorts. Projects from rookie feature directors include Steve Goldbloom’s comedy “Remember Me,” starring Rita Moreno, and Lena Khan’s dramedy “The Tiger Hunter” with Danny Pudi and Jon Heder. »

- Lindzi Scharf

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Man With a Plan: Matt LeBlanc Sitcom Premieres on CBS in October

4 October 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Matt LeBlanc's new Man with a Plan TV show premieres on CBS, Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:30pm Et/Pt. The Friends' vet stars as Adam Burns, a contractor who takes on more of the family childcare responsibilities, when his wife Andi (Liza Snyder) goes back to work.The Man with a Plan TV series cast also includes Kevin Nealon, Diana Maria Riva, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, and Hala Finley.  The family comedy is written and executive produced by Jeff Filgo and Jackie Filgo. James Burrows directs. Get the scoop from this CBS press release.Read More… »


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Matt LeBlanc Reveals How Friends Inspired His Return to Network TV at the 2016 Emmy Awards

18 September 2016 4:41 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It turns out that we have Friends to thank for Matt LeBlanc's return to broadcast television in the new CBS comedy Man With a Plan.  The actor stopped by for a chat with E! News' Jason Kennedy on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, where he revealed that memories of his old job were what brought him back to the multi-cam comedy world after five seasons as the star of Episodes on Showtime. I kind of missed a live audience show, you know, like Friends was, so we put this thing together and Liza Snyder plays my wife and Kevin Nealon plays my brother, and Jim Burroughs is directing, which is great. He stared us off on Friends." Matt, attending tonight as a presenter, »

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John McLaughlin, TV Pundit and Nixon Speechwriter, Dead at 89

16 August 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John McLaughlin, the conservative talk-show host and pop-culture lightning rod who helmed the long-running roundtable TV show The McLaughlin Group, has died. He was 89.

The McLaughlin Group Facebook page reported the news. "Earlier this morning, a beloved friend and mentor, Dr. John McLaughlin, passed away peacefully at the age of 89," the statement read. "As a former Jesuit priest, teacher, pundit and news host, John touched many lives. For 34 years, The McLaughlin Group informed millions of Americans. Now he has said bye bye for the last time, to rejoin his beloved dog, »

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Andy Samberg Breaks Down the Classics in Popstar Deleted Scene | Exclusive

12 August 2016 2:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Andy Samberg's Conner4Real discusses some of his musical influences in our exclusive deleted scene from the new Lonely Island comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, ahead of its Digital HD release on August 16. This deleted scene, which comes from the Interview Outtakes section of the bonus features, showcases Conner going through his CD collection, claiming he listened to all of the "classic s--t" while he was growing up, "real music" like Bob Marley and Edie Brickell. As he keeps going through his list of "classics," it seems clear that Conner isn't too familiar with what defines a classic artist, with some questionable choices on his playlist.

Andy Samberg stars in this hilarious comedy as a former boy-band member trying desperately to salvage his failing solo career, coming to Digital HD on August 16, 2016, On Demand on August 30, 2016, and Blu-ray&#8482 and DVD on September 13, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This side-splitting »

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Arrives on Digital HD on August 16 and Blu-ray & DVD on September 13

10 August 2016 7:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“Ever since I was born, I was dope.”

Read Jim Batt’s positive We Are Movie Geeks review of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Here

Andy Samberg stars in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, the hilarious comedy as a former boy-band member trying desperately to salvage his failing solo career, which is coming to Digital HD on August 16, 2016, On Demand onAugust 30, 2016, and Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 13, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This side-splitting comedy goes behind the scenes as music sensation Conner4Real (Samberg) finds his popularity plummeting after a disastrous album release, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping on Blu-ray and DVD comes with over an hour of outrageous bonus features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel, celebrity interview outtakes and more!

Andy Samberg is Conner4Real, the breakout star »

- Tom Stockman

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Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah Out at ‘Saturday Night Live’

8 August 2016 8:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Saturday Night Live” is parting ways with two longtime cast members, Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam, Variety has confirmed. The two performers have been informed that their contracts will not be renewed for the upcoming 42nd season of the show.

Pharoah and Killam have both been with the NBC late-night franchise for six seasons. Pharoah is best known for his celebrity impressions, including Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and “SNL” alum Eddie Murphy. He was one of a select few comics to speak when Murphy was awarded the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for humor in 2015, paying tribute to Murphy alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, George Lopez and others. He also played President Barack Obama on the show, a role he took over from former cast member Fred Armisen.

Killam had played Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the outset of season 41, but was replaced in that role by “SNL” announcer and former cast member »

- Variety Staff

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NBC's Twisty Fall Series This Is Us Is 'Dramedy Version of Lost'

2 August 2016 12:54 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s nearly impossible to preview NBC’s buzzy new fall drama This Is Us without spoiling the twist at the center of the show’s pilot. As a result, the series’ cast and producers carefully talked around the narrative curveball when they convened Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

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“I think NBC has done a good job of [promoting the show] in a way that is intriguing to people without ruining [the twist],” shared the show’s creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman, who noted that folks who have already screened the pilot have, »

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NBC's Timeless Adventure Won't 'Fall Down Serialized Rabbit Hole,' Says Ep

2 August 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Timeless is determined not to break viewers’ brains with confusing time travel.

“It’s important to [co-creator] Eric [Kripke] and I, and NBC as well, that this not be the kind of show that falls down some serialized rabbit hole and loses itself and turns on itself,” co-creator Shawn Ryan said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday. “This show is much more like Back to the Future and Quantum Leap than it is like 12 Monkeys.”

RelatedFall TV First Impression: NBC’s Timeless

To that end, the series will “be about 80 percent story-of-the-week,” with its time-hopping leads — played by SuitsAbigail Spencer, »

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Matt LeBlanc’s ‘Man With a Plan’ Adds Kevin Nealon

2 August 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS’ freshman comedy “Man With a Plan” has cast Kevin Nealon as a series regular alongside star Matt LeBlanc, Variety has learned.

Nealon will play Don, older brother to LeBlanc’s Adam, and his business partner in their contracting business. The show recently recast the role of Adam’s wife, Andi, tapping Liza Snyder to replace Jenna Fischer, who exited the show after it was picked up to series.

Nealon’s notable television credits include “Saturday Night Live” and “Weeds.” His feature credits include “Anger Management,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Happy Gilmore” and “Daddy Day Care.”

Man With a Plan” hails from CBS Television StudiosJackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Michael Rotenberg, Troy Zien and LeBlanc will serve as executive producers. The series premieres Monday, Oct.  24 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.


- Laura Prudom

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‘Man With A Plan’: Kevin Nealon Joins Matt LeBlanc CBS Sitcom

2 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Saturday Night Live and Weeds alum Kevin Nealon has landed a series regular role in Matt LeBlanc’s CBS multi-camera comedy series Man with a Plan. Written by Jeff & Jackie Filgos and directed by James Burrows, Man with a Plan stars LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his self-assured wife Andi (newly recast Liza Snyder) returns to work after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years, while Adam agrees to take… »

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Kevin Nealon Joins Man With a Plan as Matt LeBlanc's Older Brother

2 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

CBS’ Man With a Plan continues to tweak Matt LeBlanc’s new TV family, adding SNL alum Kevin Nealon as the title character’s sibling, TVLine has learned.

RelatedFall TV Preview: Who’s In? Who’s Out? Your Guide to 100+ Casting Moves

Nealon’s character, Don, is Adam’s (LeBlanc) older brother and business partner in their contracting business.

The casting comes a day after the new CBS sitcom tapped Yes, Dear vet Liza Snyder to replace The Office‘s Jenna Fischer as LeBlanc’s wife.

The sitcom’s ensemble also includes Matt Cook (Clipped), Grace Kaufman (The Last Ship »

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