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To clarify, this article and the ones similar to it are not reviews of this fall/midseason’s pilots (because pilots can change a lot between now and when they broadcast). These are just my first impressions of the not-for-air network pilots that I have been able to screen. I last wrote about Fox’s Scream Queens. Next up: Fox’s Grandfathered, which premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. The Premise: A 50-year-old bachelor, who seeks nothing but fame and success, has his world upended when a son and granddaughter he never knew existed show up at the restaurant he owns, making him reconsider if what’s really been missing from his life all along has been a family. The Cast: John Stamos (Full House) as Jimmy Martino, Paget Brewster (Community) as Sara, Josh Peck (The Mindy Project) as Gerald, Kelly Jenrette (Audrey) as Annelise, Ravi Patel (Super Fun Night) as Ravi, »
- Chris King
TVLine has learned that the familiar face from such shows as Once Upon a Time, Mad Men and Lost will guest-star as Frederick, the brother of Paget Brewster’s Sara (aka John Stamos’ on-screen baby mama).
Grandfathered, in which Stamos’ rakish restaurateur Jimmy discovers he has a 1) son and 2) granddaughter, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c, where it leads into fellow freshman The Grinder (starring the similarly ageless »
The historical satire, which co-stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as two sisters who want to become as rich and famous in 1902 as the Hilton siblings did in the modern age, will get a second-season run on the Viacom-owned cable network.
The network said full episodes from the series’ first season have been seen by more than 9 million viewers, while clips have received 4.6 million views in various digital venues.
“Another Period” is written by, executive produced by and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, is exec produced and directed by Jeremy Konner and executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. Red Hour is Stiller’s production company.
- Brian Steinberg
He’ll play his part at John Stamos’ game. Will he give guest-starring a good name?
Apologies for the Bon Jovi lyric mangling, but we couldn’t resist, given that the band’s lead guitarist Richie Sambora has landed a guest-starring gig on Season 1 of Fox’s buzzy freshman sitcom Grandfathered.
Grandfathered follows Stamos’ bachelor restaurateur, whose life is upended »
CBS kicked off its portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday on a super-spoilery note, releasing comprehensive fall teasers on 13 of its returning series.
RelatedFall TV Cast Changes: New, Leaving Actors for Returning Shows
Some of the information below will feel like old news (especially to dedicated TVLine readers). But there’s enough fresh character and plot intel to justify our decision to excerpt the entire release below. Enjoy!
Madam Secretary (Sunday, Oct. 4)
In the season premiere, the President’s plane is declared missing and Elizabeth is thrust into a situation of power she never imagined possible. »
Marty Deeks and Leslie Knope share a mom…?
“In the second episode a new character is introduced, and the audience will be delighted,” showrunner Shane Brennan told TVLine on Friday, before the casting of Mrs. Deeks was announced at EW.com. “When this person appears, you’re going to go, ‘Oh my God, this is so much fun!'”
What’s more, it »
“Grandfathered” star John Stamos knows there’s plenty of jokes about his charismatic good looks, but he admits to having a hard time swallowing the title and premise of a show that sets him as a middle-aged bachelor restauranteur who discovers he not only has a son, but also a granddaughter.
“The first call I got was ‘what do you think of ‘Grandpa’? What do you think of f— you,” Stamos said Thursday during his show’s Television Critics Association panel.
He also commented on the fact that “older” people on television don’t look like they used to. “I remember thinking about watching television when I was a kid and the 50-year-old guy was like Abe Vigoda.” (Exec producer Dan Fogelman joked that Stamos’ approach to star power was the result of the fact that, deep down, he was a neurotic Jew).
Much of the panel was spent comparing »
- Whitney Friedlander
Appearing Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, where she was promoting the new Fox comedy Grandfathered, Paget Brewster revealed that she was interested in putting in another Criminal Minds encore, but scheduling conflicts proved insurmountable.
Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor, Paget Brewster, C. Thomas Howell, Jason Isaacs, Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza, Larry Cedar, Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Devall, Dan Gilvezan, Grey Griffin, Daniel Hagen, Penny Johnson Jerald | Written by Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm | Directed by Sam Liu
In an alternate reality, the Justice League is a brutal force that the World fears and distrusts. So when the Jl are framed for a series of murders, no-one is exactly jumping to their defence and it is up to Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to figure this out for themselves and ultimately save the day.
Now this is more like it.
After efforts like Justice League:War, Son of Batman and Batman vs Robin. Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a real breath of fresh air and a sign that DC Animation can be as good as they used to be, which was a long while ago. »
See Also: Justice League: Gods and Monsters exclusive interviews
Journey to a divergent reality where the Justice League protects the planet — but answers to no one but themselves. Employing methods of intimidation and fear, this Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman deal brute force in the name of justice. In this alternate universe, Superman was not raised by the Kents in Smallville, the Caped Crusader is not Bruce Wayne, and Wonder Woman is not an Amazon warrior of Themyscira. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely “accidents,” a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Justice League — but is there a more powerful player operating from the shadows? It’s a high stakes game of intrigue, mystery »
- Gary Collinson
TVLine can exclusively reveal the key art for Fox’s fall comedy, which stars Stamos as a bachelor who learns he’s not only a father, but a grandfather, too. Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) and Paget Brewster (Community) also star.
RelatedFox Premiere Dates: Scream Queens‘ Big Bow, Bones/Sleepy Combo Lands October Launch and More
In the poster below, Stamos’ Jimmy looks like he’s coming around to his newfound grandparenthood — so »
As part of our 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International coverage, david j. moore chats with Justice League: Gods and Monsters director Sam Liu, writer Alan Burnett and voice actors Paget Brewster and Tamara Taylor…
The DC Universe original movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters (out on DVD and Blu Ray July 28th From Warner Bros.) flip-flops DC’s stable characters by throwing them all in an alternate universe where they are not their famous, Justice-seeking selves. Instead, the characters are given vastly different identities (Batman, for example, is a vampire), and they become involved in a conspiracy that casts them in a dark, sinister light. At 2015’s San Diego Comic Con, several key members of the cast and crew were on hand to discuss their involvement with the film. Amongst those interviewed for this article are director Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies), writer/producer Alan Burnett (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm »
- Gary Collinson
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
Speaking to Digital Spy at the 55th Monte Carlo Television Festival, Gubler spoke about how Jennifer Love Hewitt's exit and Aj Cook's maternity leave will affect the show (and revealed the surprising reason why it's all his fault).
Watch our video above for that and more from Matthew, including his idea of Reid's unsavoury weekend activities, how long he's planning to stay on the show (it's a while yet), and his unusual idea for the next Criminal Minds spinoff ("It's Muppet Babies meets NCIS: Seattle") »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
Thursday, July 9
10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God
Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in »
Following the release of the three-episode webseries Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles [watch the episodes here, here and here], Warner Bros. has now given us a peek at its feature-length animated movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters with a clip from the film, which comes from the creative mind of DC animation legend Bruce Timm. Check it out here…
See Also: Cover art and bonus features for Justice League: Gods and Monsters
Journey to a divergent reality where the Justice League protects the planet — but answers to no one but themselves. Employing methods of intimidation and fear, this Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman deal brute force in the name of justice. In this alternate universe, Superman was not raised by the Kents in Smallville, the Caped Crusader is not Bruce Wayne, and Wonder Woman is not an Amazon warrior of Themyscira. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely “accidents,” a government task force follows the »
- Gary Collinson
The DC Universe's next animated film, Justice League: Gods and Monsters is hitting blu-ray next month, but before it hits, you can check out the first clip from the film, showing how the alternate reality team handles the world...
I'm very excited to see what Justice League: Gods and Monsters has to offer. It's a very different take on the heroes we all know and love, and DC's animated films are almost always impressive and fun to watch. So this little adventure should be interesting indeed, especially based on this first clip:
Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to the popular DC Universe Original Movies with his unique new vision of a Justice League you’ve never seen before. "Justice League: Gods & Monsters" features a Superman born of General Zod’s blood, a Batman with a healthy dose of bat in the man, and a Wonder Woman rising from the ranks of the New Gods. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Another Period, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot”
Directed by Jeremy Konner
Airs Tuesdays at 10:30pm (Et) on Comedy Central
Another Period is more satire than parody, as it tackles our society’s perverse fascination with the lifestyles of the rich and famous by framing its turn of the century-era setting through the gauze of modern reality television. The twisted brainchild of Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, the pair also star as Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt, two parvenus who hope to raise their family’s social standing. In the pilot, the pair aspire to become members of the Newport 400 (“the 400 most important white people in all America”) after their best friends and rivals, the Claudette Sisters, die of TB. Their plan, however, is foiled when their older sister invites Helen Keller (Shoshannah Stern) over, exposing their social climbing ambitions.
Still suffering from growing pains (not »
- Justine Smith
In an alternate universe, the Justice League is a brutal force that maintains order on Earth. Superman is the son of General Zod, who was rocketed to Earth as a child and raised by a family of Mexican immigrants. Batman is Kirk Langstrom, a scientist who has inadvertently transformed himself into a vampire in an attempt to cure his cancer. Wonder Woman is Bekka, who was the bride of the New God Orion. However, the Justice League's unaccountability is challenged by the world's governments following the suspicious deaths of renowned scientists. “Justice League: Gods & Monsters,” an original animated film featuring Bruce Timm's new vision of the world's greatest super heroes.The clip features Superman (voiced by Benjamin Bratt), Wonder Woman (Tamara Taylor) and Batman (Michael C. Hall) discussing the public's perception of the Justice League, versus the public's need for their leadership and protection. Lois Lane (Paget Brewster »
"Oh, he knows what a snood is!" Natasha Leggero releases what can only be described as a squeal of delight, and then she and Riki Lindhome start laughing in tandem. "The fact that at least one viewer can actually say, 'Snoods, right'. . .we're halfway there already," Lindhome jokes. The item in question, an old-fashioned scarf-like piece of clothing, serves as the punchline for a gag roughly 30 seconds into the first episode of Leggero and Lindhome's new TV series Another Period; as this parody of Masterpiece Theatre-style aristocratic dramas takes »
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