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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… »
Ten years after Will & Grace signed off and just hours before the fall's first presidential debate, all four cast members returned for an election-themed mini-episode. Megan Mullally, whose boozy, busty socialite friend of Trump provided a foil for the left-leaning title characters, reveals how the project came together. How was it stepping back into Karen Walker's shoes - or should I say push-up bra - after all these years?First of all, I wasn't wearing a bra. And second of all, the whole thing felt like we'd just gone on hiatus for a week and we'd just come back. »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Monica Geller didn’t have the best of luck when it came to lightning rounds, but portrayer Courteney Cox appears to be a bonafide champ.
The Friends alumna played opposite Lisa Kudrow on the syndicated Celebrity Name Game Tuesday, and in this newly released outtake, quizzes her former co-star to see how much she remembers about their 1994-2004 sitcom.
Phoebe and Monica got back together to test their “Friends” knowledge on “Celebrity Name Game” which originally aired Sept. 20.
“I was married to him.” Chandler Bing
“Where we had coffee.” Central Perk
“You sang a song about it.” Smelly Cat
The only clue that caused the unflappable Kudrow to even mildly stumble was, “He was across the way. We would look at him through the binoculars.”
The answer: “Ugly Naked Guy.”
Overall the two ace the quiz and end the match with an adorable high five.
Nearly all of the core six members of the “Friends” crew reunited as recently as February during NBC’s tribute to director James Burrows. Matthew Perry was sadly absent because he was filming in London.
Still, when they’re not quizzing each other on Craig Ferguson’s »
- Seth Kelley
“Friends” may have ended 12 years ago, but Monica and Phoebe definitely still know their stuff! Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reunited for an upcoming episode of “Celebrity Name Game”, where of course they were put to the test on a little “Friends” trivia. Watch: ‘Friends’ Cast Reunites for James Burrows Special: Could They Be Any More […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Veteran multi-camera comedy director Pam Fryman has hit a milestone: She is currently directing her 500th episode of television. This is one of the highest career tallies behind sitcom doyen James Burrows, who last fall crossed the 1,000-episode mark. Fryman’s No. 500 is an episode of CBS’ sitcom The Odd Couple starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, which is in rehearsals to film on Monday. Early on, Fryman was on a very different career path. “I studied fashion… »
These two Friends will always be there for each other. During the 2016 Summer TCA press tour, Matt LeBlanc explained how his friendship with Friends costar Matthew Perry will forever stand the test of time. "I saw him yesterday," the actor said of his run-in with 46-year-oldPerry. "He's one stage away. I love that guy. I love all five of them. We spent a lot of time together." It seems as if the memories are flowing especially now that LeBlanc, who is currently filming for the new CBS sitcom Man With A Plan, is working in close quarters with Perry, who »
- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan
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… »
Snyder will play Andi, the self-assured wife who rejoins America’s working stiffs after 13 years as a medical lab technician. Fischer originally booked the role, but “The Office” star exited the series shortly after it was picked up to series at CBS, just before the network’s upfront presentation on May 18.
Snyder was previously a regular on CBS’ “Yes, Dear” and had guest appearances on Fox’s “House” and “Raising Hope.”
In the fall comedy, LeBlanc plays Adam, a contractor whose gruffness doesn’t necessarily mesh well with the responsibilities he’s opted to shoulder. Adam and Andi have three children, a number that can occasionally overwhelm even the most committed and experienced parent, so »
- Oriana Schwindt
It came down to the wire, but Matt LeBlanc has his new leading lady on his upcoming CBS multi-camera comedy series Man with A Plan. After a lengthy casting process, Yes, Dear alumna Liza Snyder has landed the female lead in the project, returning to the network. She replaces Jenna Fischer, who played the role in the pilot. Man with a Plan starts production this week for an October 24 premiere. Written by Jeff & Jackie Filgos and directed by James Burrows, Man with a Plan… »
The cast of Friends set the Internet ablaze with a semi-reunion in February for NBC's James Burrows tribute - but don't expect to get much more than that. Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman was asked by Deadline if people still nag her about a possible Friends reunion - and her answer might just break the hearts of fans holding out hope to see the gang back together again. "They nag me all the time about it, and my answer is that Friends was a show about that time in your life when your friends are your family, and in a weird way, »
- Aaron Couch
Megan Mullally had been acting professionally since the early ’80s but it wasn’t until “Will & Grace” premiered in 1998 that she found her breakout role on camera. Groundbreaking at the time, the series really took off in season two, landing 11 Emmy noms and wins for Mullally, co-star Sean Hayes and best comedy series. Mullally was nominated six more times, winning again for the final season in 2006.
What stands out about that first nomination?
[My husband] Nick [Offerman] and I met just a few months before the Emmys. We met in April of 2000 and we weren’t really an official couple until June or July. His family has a fishing trip they go on every year in Minnesota so he had invited me to go and meet his whole family. There was like no cell phone service at the time, people were using those giant cordless phones that looked like a brick. You had »
- Geoff Berkshire
NBC's iconic sitcom Friends is considered by many to be one of the best comedy shows ever, with a legacy that has stood the test of time, even 12 years after the show went off the air. The cast made headlines earlier this year when they reunited for an NBC special honoring longtime TV director James Burrows. While the show continues to enjoy a huge fan base, there is one mystery that fans have been seeking the answer to, which has finally been revealed.
The Huffington Post conducted a year-long investigation into the identity of the character known as "Ugly Naked Guy." The character was often referred to on the show, but he only appeared in two episodes, and his face was never shown. The show never credited the role to any actor, and no one came forward. A popular Friends TV Show Wikia site credited actor Mike Hagerty, who also played Mr. »
Wouldn't you like to get away? Well, if you're going to Boston this September, you can see a stage adaptation of the classic sitcom Cheers, Boston.com reports.
Created by James Burrows, Les Charles, and Glen Charles, the NBC comedy ran from 1982 to 1993. The cast included Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, and Kelsey Grammer.
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Here’s the first trailer for CBS’ new comedy series Man With a Plan, starring Matt LeBlanc as a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to her job as a medical lab technician. Written on spec by Jeff & Jackie Filgos, with James Burrows directing the pilot, the series also stars Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Hala Finley and Matthew McCann. Man With A Plan is produced by CBS TV Studios and 3 Arts… »
CBS has released the trailers for the new shows debuting during the network’s 2016-17 season, including the upcoming revival of “Star Trek.” The first look teaser for the sci-fi series had no footage, but promised “new crews, new villains, new heroes, new worlds.”
Though the logo simply says “Star Trek,” Variety has learned that the series will have a more specific title to be unveiled at a later date. Later installments in the “Star Trek” television franchise had titles that differentiated them from the original series — “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”
Check out the videos for the new series below.
“MacGyver,” a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure »
- Laura Prudom
CBS comedy Mike & Molly comes to an end with a two-part series finale on Monday, May 16, beginning at 8pm Et/Pt. Melissa McCarthy directs “Curse of the Bambino,” in which Carl (Reno Wilson) convinces Mike (Billy Gardell) to go with him to see his psychic, and Peggy (Rondi Reed) drags Molly (McCarthy) to her church to pray for something they’ve all been waiting for. Then in the second part, “I See Love,” Mike and Molly gather with family and friends to reminisce about everything that led up to their momentous occasion. James Burrows directs this episode. Mike & Molly … Continue reading →
The post Get the tissues! Preview Mike & Molly‘s goodbye (Video) appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Per Deadline, Jenna Fischer has left Matt LeBlanc's Man with a Plan TV show at CBS. The sitcom was formerly known as I'm Not Your Friend. In the series, LeBlanc plays a contractor whose wife returns to the workforce. Once he must spend more times with his kids, CBS says, "[he] discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs."
That ’70s Show‘s Jeff and Jackie Filgo wrote Man with a Plan on spec, while developing two other shows. When Matt LeBlanc boarded the pilot so did the highly acclaimed James Burrows, who directed the pilot. The Office alumna had been cast as the female lead, opposite LeBlanc. Her role will be recast.
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Matt LeBlanc will have a new leading lady in his return to network comedy series. The Office alumna Jenna Fischer, who played the female lead opposite LeBlanc in the multi-camera project, has exited. The role in the series, titled Man With A Plan, will be recast. Written on spec by Jeff & Jackie Filgos, with James Burrows directing the pilot, Man With A Plan stars LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his… »
“Telenovela” gave a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional telenovela and its star who does not speak Spanish, played by Longoria.
“Telenovela” was the vehicle set to bring Longoria back to TV, following her stardom on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” The Latino-themed sitcom was one of the hottest projects last development season, entering a bidding war between a couple of networks, before landing at NBC with a straight-to-series 13-episode order — the only way Longoria would commit to the project.
NBC trimmed the episode order from 13 to 11, and did the same for “Superstore,” which stars America Ferrera. However, “Superstore” landed an early Season 2 renewal, after performing well — and better than “Telenovela.” Even with its star-power in Eva Longoria, “Telenovela” was also the lower rated of the two. During its winter run on Mondays, it averaged »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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