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Marlon Wayans -- N-Word Has Come a Long Way ... But It's Still Not Right for 'Empire'

31 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Count Marlon Wayans among those who believe the world is not ready for the N-word on "Empire," because what big company wants to be associated with that? Wayans was leaving the gym Monday afternoon when our photog asked him about the topic that seems to have divided the show -- Terrence Howard is for using the word, but some of the writers and Taraji P. Henson are against it. It doesn't sound like Wayans is »

- TMZ Staff

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NBC Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Pair of New Comedies, Eight Other Shows

26 March 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has added to its busy summer slate, pairing new comedies “Mr. Robinson” and “The Carmichael Show” for an hour block on Wednesday and scheduling eight more new and returning series that will premiere between Memorial Day and early August.

New alternative entries “The Island” and “I Can Do That” are the first newcomers to come aboard, and each will get a lead-in from “American Ninja Warrior,” which had been previously announced for a May 25 premiere date.

“The Island,” based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, sends 14 American men to a deserted island with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival skills. The twist is that there will be no prizes, eliminations, winners or producers. The six-episode series comes from Endemol Shine North America and Bear Grylls Ventures and will air Mondays at 10 starting May 25.

One night later, on Tuesday at 10 p. »

- Rick Kissell

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NBC Sets Summer Dates for Game Night, Sweden, Mr. Robinson Debut

26 March 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hollywood Game Night will return for more celebrity shenanigans on Tuesday, July 7, at 10/9c, NBC announced Thursday.

RelatedGina Rodriguez, Zachary Quinto Among Hollywood Game Night First-Timers

In addition to the Jane Lynch-hosted game show, the network released return dates for several of its summer series and premiere dates for new fare:

* New reality series The Island, in which Bear Grylls challenges everyday American men to survive on an island without the luxuries of the modern world, premieres Monday, May 25, at 10 pm.

* Hosted by Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Brothers), the new variety series I Can Do That finds a »

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NBC Sets Summer Premiere Dates for New Comedies, Reality Shows

26 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

NBC announced Thursday premiere dates for its summer slate of programming, including the debut of two new comedies and two new reality series.

Freshmen sitcoms "Mr. Robinson" and "The Carmichael Show" will anchor a new comedy block beginning on Wednesday, August 5. "Robinson" stars "The Office" alum Craig Robinson as a professional musician turned substitute high school music teacher, and features a supporting cast including Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") and Meagan Good ("Think Like a Man"). "Carmichael" focuses on the life of comedian Jerrod Carmichael ("Neighbors") and his relationships with his larger-than-life family, including his contrarian father (played by David Allen Grier) and religious mother (played by Loretta Devine).

Returning comedy "Welcome to Sweden" kicks off its second season this summer beginning July 19. The show will pick up after the engagement of Bruce (Greg Poehler, brother of Amy Poehler, who also produces the show) and Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) and their transitioning careers. »

- Katie Roberts

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Marlon Wayans -- Roasts Tim Tebow ... My Kid's Team Needs a Qb

22 March 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Marlon Wayans just offered to resurrect Tim Tebow's Qb career ... telling TMZ Sports he feels like Tebow could come in right now and contribute quality minutes ... to his 12-year-old son's football team. Marlon was at Craig's in West Hollywood when we asked the "Haunted House II" star about Tebow's unsuccessful tryout with the Eagles earlier this week. Check out the clip -- Marlon says that he's a fan of Tim ... so much so that he thinks the 6'3" 236 lbs. »

- TMZ Staff

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Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps Have Major Crushes on Marlon Wayans

19 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: Marlon Wayans is the hottest, best-smelling man in the world - at least according to Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps. Kaling, 35, swooned via Twitter on Thursday about meeting the In Living Color alum, Tweeting, "I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world." I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 19, 2015 The Cougartown wasted no time chiming in her agreement. "And he smells better than anyone I've ever met," she Tweeted. (Philipps costarred with Wayans in 2004's White Chicks.) .@mindykaling and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps Have Major Crushes on Marlon Wayans

19 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: Marlon Wayans is the hottest, best-smelling man in the world - at least according to Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps. Kaling, 35, swooned via Twitter on Thursday about meeting the In Living Color alum, Tweeting, "I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world." I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 19, 2015 The Cougartown wasted no time chiming in her agreement. "And he smells better than anyone I've ever met," she Tweeted. (Philipps costarred with Wayans in 2004's White Chicks.) .@mindykaling and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps Have Major Crushes on Marlon Wayans

19 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's official: Marlon Wayans is the hottest, best-smelling man in the world - at least according to Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps. Kaling, 35, swooned via Twitter on Thursday about meeting the In Living Color alum, Tweeting, "I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world." I just met Marlon Wayans and he is legit the hottest guy in the world— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 19, 2015 The Cougartown wasted no time chiming in her agreement. "And he smells better than anyone I've ever met," she Tweeted. (Philipps costarred with Wayans in 2004's White Chicks.) .@mindykaling and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Richard Pryor Biopic Lands Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson

13 March 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Seven months after it was confirmed in August that Mike Epps is playing comedy legend Richard Pryor in a new biopic, Entertainment Tonight reports that Eddie Murphy is in talks to play the comedian's father Leroy "Buck Carter" Pryor, a former boxer, while Kate Hudson is playing Richard Pryor's wife, Jennifer Pryor. Director Lee Daniels posted a photo with himself and Eddie Murphy yesterday, which was accompanied by the following caption.

"Strap in and brace yourself. They done let me and him out of our cages! #idonteventhinkimreadyforthisone! #excited #proud #Omg"

The project was previously known as Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, but this new report from Entertainment Tonight claims the biopic is currently untitled. No story details have emerged at this time, and it isn't known how large Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson's roles will be. Oprah Winfrey is also producing and starring as Richard Pryor's grandmother Marie Carter. »

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Eddie Murphy To Star In Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor Biopic

13 March 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Entertainment Tonight reports that Eddie Murphy is in talks for a role in Precious director Lee Daniels’ upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. Murphy has remained interested in the movie for several years now and was linked to a previous iteration of the project with Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) attached to direct.

Should he commit to Daniels’ version, he will play Pryor’s father LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor. Mike Epps, who was at one stage attached to that earlier version, is still on board for the lead role, and Kate Hudson will play Pryor’s wife Jennifer Pryor, who is also a producer on the film.

Many are hopeful that this project could mark Murphy’s return to ‘serious’ fare. The comedian landed a ton of critical acclaim for his last major acting performance in the 2006 musical drama Dreamgirls. Director Condon led him to an Oscar nomination for that role and »

- Gem Seddon

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Robin Thicke -- I Lost in Court ... But Won Lots Of Birthday Boobies

12 March 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Robin Thicke had 7.3 million reasons to crawl into a big dark hole Tuesday night, but instead he chose to fill it with champagne and half-naked chicks to blow-out his 38th birthday party. TMZ obtained pics from inside Thicke's party -- which started at the Chateau Marmont and moved to Robin's Hollywood home ... where a hottie rolled around in a hamster ball and exotic dancers bared and bounced their tatas around the crib. In other words, »

- TMZ Staff

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Fox Delays Luther Remake

11 March 2015 7:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At least they’re taking it seriously. Though fans of the terrific BBC crime drama Luther froze at news of a Fox remake, which will not star Idris Elba as the tormented Dci, they can take a slight sigh of relief now the network has opted to push the cast-contingent drama out of pilot season, hoping to find a star in less stressful weeks.

Fox only picked up a pilot of the redo with the condition that it approved of whatever leading man was chosen to fill Elba’s boots. Apparently, Marlon Wayans was briefly in consideration, though that’s no longer the case, which Luther fans are likely relieved about.

Now, the network will wait until pilot season, in which actors are swamped with offers to star in new series, is over to resume the hunt for a leading man. Given the exceptional amount of demand for diverse leads »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Fox Shelves its 'Luther' Remake Because It Can't Find a Suitable Actor - Marlon Wayans Was Briefly Considered

10 March 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In short, the show's producers couldn't find an American version of Idris Elba.  In news that will probably be music to the ears of many (especially those who weren't too thrilled about an American version of the BBC's "Luther"), Fox TV has put off its previously-announced "Luther" serial remake because they couldn't settle on a leading man to replace Elba.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has thus decided to set the project aside for now, at least until the end of the current pilot season, when it will resume its search for the right actor to cast in the role; assuming they actually do eventually revisit the idea. The THR report also notes that Fox did briefly consider Marlon Wayans for the part - yes, that Marlon Wayans, who most will be more familiar with for his comedic performances, and not his dramatic turns (although a lot of »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Fox Delays "Luther" U.S. Remake Plans

10 March 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fox has opted to postpone development of its U.S. remake of the acclaimed British detective series "Luther", pushing the cast-contingent drama out of the current pilot season.

The network originally picked up the drama in November, handing out a rich put-pilot commitment at the time. In January that was upgraded to a cast-contingent pilot pickup.

However the show has struggled to find a suitable leading man to match the quality of original BBC series star Idris Elba, though Fox was said to be briefly out to Marlon Wayans for the role.

Diverse leads have also reportedly been in high demand this pilot season, so the network is opting to wait until the busy 'pilot season' is over before resuming its search.

The show's creator Neil Cross is also executive producing the U.S. version alongside Elba, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Fox Delays 'Luther' Remake

9 March 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox is hitting pause on its Luther adaptation. The network has opted to push the cast-contingent drama out of the busy pilot season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The network originally picked up the drama — a remake of BBC's Emmy-nominated, Idris Elba starrer from creator Neil Cross — in November, handing out a rich put-pilot commitment. That was followed in January with a cast-contingent pilot pickup. See more The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 Given the overwhelming demand for leads — sources tell THR that Fox was out briefly to Marlon Wayans to star —

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- Lesley Goldberg

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I Can Do That!: NBC Orders Comedy Variety TV Series

3 March 2015 6:06 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC has ordered a new comedy variety series -- I Can Do That! -- for a Summer 2015 debut. Cheryl Burke, Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherziner, Ciara, Jeff Dye and Alan Ritchson will be asked to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn't even know they had.

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NBC Orders Comedy Variety Series "I Can Do That!" With Host Marlon Wayans And All Star Cast

Cast Members Cheryl Burke, Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherziner, Ciara, Jeff Dye and Alan Ritchson Asked to Bravely Display Entertainment Skills They Didn't Even Know They Had in Series Executive Produced by Audrey Morrissey ("The Voice") and Matilda Zoltowski ("Dancing With the Stars")

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TVLine Items: Garfunkel & Oates Axed, Originals' New Witch and More

3 March 2015 12:20 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s some news Garfunkel & Oates won’t be singing about: IFC has cancelled the comedy series after one season, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The show centered around the personal and professional lives of female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), who performed satirical — and sometimes dirty — songs.

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

* Heather Graham (Flowers In the Attic) will play the third wife of Eric McCormack’s character in Fox’s family dramedy pilot Studio City, »

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NBC Greenlights 6 Episodes of Comedy Variety Series 'I Can Do That' With Marlon Wayans

3 March 2015 10:44 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

NBC has ordered 6 hourlong episodes of "I Can Do That!" (working title), a comedy variety series where six celebrities will be asked to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had. The series is scheduled to air this summer. Comedian-actor-producer Marlon Wayans will serve as host. Celebrities participating are acclaimed dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke, superstar recording artists Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara, national standup comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson. Each week in front of a live studio audience, the six cast members (in teams of two) will put on a show featuring everything from song and dance to magic and »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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NBC Greenlights 6 Episodes of Comedy Variety Series 'I Can Do That' With Marlon Wayans

3 March 2015 10:44 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

NBC has ordered 6 hourlong episodes of "I Can Do That!" (working title), a comedy variety series where six celebrities will be asked to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had. The series is scheduled to air this summer. Comedian-actor-producer Marlon Wayans will serve as host. Celebrities participating are acclaimed dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke, superstar recording artists Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara, national standup comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson. Each week in front of a live studio audience, the six cast members (in teams of two) will put on a show featuring everything from song and dance to magic and danger. The previous week the celebrities will watch three acts in the studio. The acts will span every variety of entertainment performance and at least one act per week will feature some of America’s biggest-name performers in a guest-starring role. »

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Marlon Wayans-Hosted Comedy Variety Show Gets Series Order At NBC

3 March 2015 10:40 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC has ordered six hourlong episodes of I Can Do That! (working title), a comedy variety series hosted by Marlon Wayans, for premiere this summer. The series, based on an Israeli format, will feature six celebrities, who each week in teams of two, will put on a show featuring everything from song and dance to magic and danger. Signed on to appear with Wayans are dancer/choreographer Cheryl Burke, recording artists Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara, standup comedian… »

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