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Episodes' Fifth Season Will Be Its Last

11 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Making official what a Showtime exec hinted at earlier this year, Episodes‘ upcoming fifth season will be its last, TVLine has learned.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

The Matt LeBlanc-led comedy will begin production on Season 5 next week; the first table read will take place tomorrow in London, where the seven-episode season will shoot. LeBlanc won a 2012 Golden Globe for playing a fictionalized version of himself in the series.

RelatedFriends Reunion: 8 Fun Facts Revealed During NBC’s James Burrows Tribute

“We have had the best time making this show, »

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Jon Cryer dishes 'Pretty in Pink,' 'Superman 4' and Charlie Sheen anecdotes on 'Howard Stern'

5 April 2016 4:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jon Cryer was on Howard Stern Tuesday morning to promote the paperback edition of his 2015 memoir So That Happened, a book that laid bare a number of juicy details from his life in the Hollywood trenches. After breaking through as the lovable "Duckie" in Pretty in Pink, Cryer's career went into virtual freefall as his next several films -- including the legendary flop Superman IV: The Quest for Peace -- tanked at the box office. His fortunes turned only when he booked the soon-to-be-mega-hit series Two and a Half Men in 2003, but the years in between were filled with major missed opportunities and various other career disappointments -- by his own admission, he worked just three weeks as an actor over a three-year period. So what dirt did he have to spill during the Stern Show sit-down? Below I've rounded up the juiciest portions of the interview, from his Pretty in Pink »

- Chris Eggertsen

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April Fool's Day Countdown: TV's 10 Dumbest Characters Ever

1 April 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Since, as yet, there isn’t a National Nitwit Day — and shouldn’t there be? — your smart-assed friends at TVLine have decided to celebrate the small screen’s biggest idiots today.

RelatedKeep or Cut: These Are the Shows You Most Want to See Renewed!

And no, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day prank, we’re really doing it.

Check out the gallery below to count down to our pick for the tube’s all-time dimmest bulb — or click here for direct access — then hit the comments with the numskulls you think we’re blockheads for having excluded!

Related storiesDynasty, »

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Judd Hirsch to play Leonard’s father on The Big Bang Theory

17 March 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

At the The Big Bang Theory‘s PaleyFest panel on Wednesday, it was announced that the father of Johnny Galecki’s Leonard Hofstadter will make his first appearance on the show during the upcoming season 9 finale on May 12th; additionally, he will be played by none other than Taxi and Independence Day actor Judd Hirsch.

Galecki explained that the first time he met the actor was when he attended the tribute show to director James Burrows. He said, “We’re all honored to be invited to this James Burrows tribute… and we all had the opportunity to meet these incredible casts Jimmy directed, and I had the opportunity to meet Judd Hirsch.”

After talking with Hirsch about how he based certain elements of Leonard on his Taxi character Alex, Galecki said, “I shared that with him, and a lightning bolt struck… or another merlot… and I said, ‘Would you have »

- Justin Cook

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'Big Bang Theory' Lands a Sitcom Legend as Leonard's Dad

17 March 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Big Bang Theory Season 9 has already brought some big surprises. And we've been introduced to some often heard about, but never seen characters such as Sheldon Cooper's great Meemaw, played by June Squibb. Now, we're going to get to meet a member of Leonard's family that has long been absent. His dad!

Yes, apparently Leonard Hofstadter comes from great stock. The character, played by Johnny Galecki, already has a mother played by Emmy-winning actress Christine Baranski. And now he's getting two-time Emmy winner Judd Hirsch as his dad! So who was Dr. Beverly Hofstadter formerly married to?

Judd Hirsch will be playing a scientist in an upcoming episode of the show before The Big Bang Theory brings its latest run to a close. Johnny Galecki recently revealed at the PaleyFest panel that he met Judd Hirsch during the Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows special that aired last month. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Big Bang Theory’: Judd Hirsch Will Guest Star as Leonard’s Dad, Johnny Galecki Reveals

16 March 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“We’re going to be meeting Leonard’s dad, finally,” “Big Bang Theory” showrunner Steven Molaro announced Wednesday night at the PaleyFest session for the hit CBS comedy.

Molaro then passed the announcement over to Johnny Galecki, who explained that his character’s (Leonard Hofstadter) anthropologist father — who’s been briefly mentioned but never introduced throughout the series’ nine-season run — will be played Oscar-winning actor Judd Hirsch.

As it turns out, Galecki himself proposed the role to the famed “Taxi” actor at NBC’s James Burrows tribute.

“I ran up to him and just kind of bombarded him with verbalization,” said Galecki, revealing that he drew elements from Hirsch’s Alex Reiger to mold the character of Leonard. “I did share with him, and this is true, that when we were shooting the pilot I watched the first two or three seasons [of ‘Taxi’]. Not because I wanted to base Leonard on his character, »

- Alyssa Sage

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The Big Bang Theory Casts Judd Hirsch as Leonard's Father

16 March 2016 8:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Big Bang Theory‘s Leonard Hofstadter comes from good stock.

In addition to having Emmy-winning actress Christine Baranski for a mom (as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter), it was announced on Wednesday that two-time Emmy winner Judd Hirsch has been cast as the scientist’s father.

RelatedNCIS, Supergirl, The Big Bang Theory and Others Get Finale Dates at CBS

As shared at the hitcom’s PaleyFest panel, Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard, met Hirsch at NBC’s recent James Burrows tribute and invited the former Taxi driver to play the role.

Among what has been revealed to date about Leonard’s dad, »

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Crowded Review – NBC Draws From TV Land For Huge Win

15 March 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Photo by: NBCUniversal

The biggest problems facing new sitcoms today are getting the writing to fit exactly with the actors who have to deliver the scripts, and getting through the establishment. Crowded, NBC‘s latest effort, gets through both of them in a way that is almost unprecedented. Top that off with great writing, and this is one of the best sitcoms in years.

Created by Suzanne Martin, of Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man, Crowded is an effort that showcases avoiding the need for the convoluted establishment that drags a lot of attempts down, by simply being about the world we know. Instead of struggling to get you to play along with some gimmick, it only has to give you the characters, which leaves a lot more time to get to the comedy.

The show is about a couple who lose their empty nest as soon as their daughters graduate college, »

- Marc Eastman

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TV Review: ‘Crowded’

14 March 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Say “Stop!” any time if you’ve heard this one: Two parents are happily embracing the prospect of being empty nesters – “Sex whenever we want!” “Smoking pot in the house!” – when both of their twentysomething daughters unexpectedly move back home. Were it not for Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston in the leads, there would be precious little to recommend “Crowded,” a sitcom whose most honest title would simply be “Tired.”

NBC will give the show an obligatory preview behind “The Voice,” but one suspects the crowds will dissipate soon after. Created by Suzanne Martin (“Hot in Cleveland”), and boasting ace sitcom director James Burrows, “Crowded” feels like a throwback on every conceivable level. And while there’s a certain current element to kids whose financial struggles have forced them to move back home, the nature of the jokes quickly makes this feel as if the series emerged from an early-1990s time warp. »

- Brian Lowry

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Jessica Chaffin & Diana Maria Riva Join CBS’ Matt LeBlanc Comedy Pilot

10 March 2016 5:26 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jessica Chaffin (Spy) and Telenovela‘s Diana Maria Riva have been cast opposite Matt LeBlanc in CBS' untitled LeBlanc/Filgos comedy pilot (aka I'm Not Your Friend). Written on spec by Jeff & Jackie Filgos and to be directed by James Burrows, the multi-camera comedy stars LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor, who agrees to take over parenting chores when his wife Andi (Jenna Fischer) goes back to work. As he starts spending more time with his kids, he discovers the truth every… »

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‘A Night at Sardi’s’ Closes With Jason Alexander, Eric McCormack, Steven Weber and a ‘Big Bang’

10 March 2016 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Tonight we honor Peter Grad, who passed away suddenly last summer,” began David Hyde Pierce on Wednesday at the final “A Night at Sardi’s” benefit — founded by Laurie Burrows (daughter of playwright Abe Burrows) and her late husband Grad (an Mtm Television executive) 23 years prior, to support the Alzheimer’s Association. “His example as a charitable and loving man inspires us and lives with any of us who ever came in contact with him. Many of his jokes live with us too, and for that, we will never forgive him.”

What will also clearly live on is the “A Night at Sardi’s” legacy, evidenced by the loyal alum from Peter Gallagher to Jason Alexander to Eric McCormack — “No one had ever heard of me when this first began!” McCormack said — who returned to reenact their favorite numbers, which helped to generate $28 million over the 23 years, for the show »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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‘A Night at Sardi’s’ Closes With Jason Alexander, Eric McCormack, Steven Weber and a ‘Big Bang’

10 March 2016 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Tonight we honor Peter Grad, who passed away suddenly last summer,” began David Hyde Pierce on Wednesday at the final “A Night at Sardi’s” benefit — founded by Laurie Burrows (daughter of playwright Abe Burrows) and her late husband Grad (an Mtm Television executive) 23 years prior, to support the Alzheimer’s Association. “His example as a charitable and loving man inspires us and lives with any of us who ever came in contact with him. Many of his jokes live with us too, and for that, we will never forgive him.”

What will also clearly live on is the “A Night at Sardi’s” legacy, evidenced by the loyal alum from Peter Gallagher to Jason Alexander to Eric McCormack — “No one had ever heard of me when this first began!” McCormack said — who returned to reenact their favorite numbers, which helped to generate $28 million over the 23 years, for the show »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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‘Superior Donuts’: David Koechner, Megyn Price & Sarah Stiles Cast In CBS Pilot

9 March 2016 11:29 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Office alum David KoechnerRules of Engagement alumna Megyn Price and Sarah Stiles have been tapped for co-starring roles opposite Brian d’Arcy James and Jermaine Fowler in Superior Donuts, CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot written by Bob Daily and Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and directed by James Burrows. Based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur (James), his new young employee, Franco… »

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David Keith To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Real Good People’ From Stephnie Weir

8 March 2016 5:25 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

David Keith has been cast as the male lead in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot Real Good People written/executive produced by Stephnie Weir, directed/executive produced by James Burrows and executive produced by Greg Garcia. The project centers on a conservative, small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. Keith will play James, the family patriarch and one half of what is possibly the world's happiest… »

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Jenna Fischer to Play Matt LeBlanc's Wife in CBS Family Comedy Pilot

7 March 2016 11:15 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s a marriage made in sitcom heaven: The Office‘s Jenna Fischer is set to play Matt LeBlanc‘s wife in the Friends alum’s now-untitled CBS family comedy pilot, TVLine has learned.

RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Penned by Jeff and Jackie Filgo (That ’70s Show), the multi-camera project stars LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife Andi (Fischer) goes back to work as a medical lab technician. The potential series was originally titled I’m Not Your Friend. »

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Jenna Fischer To Co-Star In CBS’ Matt LeBlanc Comedy Pilot

7 March 2016 11:15 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Office alumna Jenna Fischer is set as the female lead opposite Matt LeBlanc in CBS’ untitled LeBlanc/Filgos comedy pilot (aka I'm Not Your Friend). Written on spec by Jeff & Jackie Filgos and to be directed by James Burrows, the multi-camera comedy stars LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife Andi (Fischer) goes back to her job as a medical lab technician. LeBlanc is executive producing with the… »

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Jenna Fischer Cast in CBS Comedy Pilot as Matt LeBlanc’s Wife

7 March 2016 11:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jenna Fischer has been cast in Matt LeBlanc’s CBS comedy pilot, Variety has learned. “The Office” alum will play the “Friends” star’s on-screen wife.

Fischer’s character is Andi, the wife of Adam (LeBlanc), who decides she wants to go back to her job as a medical lab technician, so Adam agrees to take over the parenting chores while she’s at work. The untitled multicam comedy revolves around LeBlanc’s character, a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work.

A popular sitcom star, Fischer courted many comedy offers this pilot season before closing on LeBlanc’s pilot. Her decision likely came as the hot project is a frontrunner for a full series order, as it landed a hefty series commitment, meaning LeBlanc will receive a large penalty if it doesn’t go to series.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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CBS Casts Female Lead in Greg Garcia, Stephnie Weir Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)

2 March 2016 5:44 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lenora Crichlow has been cast in CBS’s comedy pilot from Stephnie Weir and Greg Garcia, Variety has learned exclusively. She will star opposite Nick Zano.

The British actress is best known for starring on BBC’s “Being Human.” She showed off her comedy chops two pilot seasons ago with NBC’s short-lived comedy “A to Z” on which she was a series regular, appearing in all 13 episodes.

The untitled mutli-cam CBS comedy is about a conservative small-town family that is forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.

Crichlow will play Anna, a whip-smart young woman who served in Afghanistan with Billy (Zano), the golden boy of his family who gets her pregnant.

Weir penned the pilot and will exec produce with Garcia who’s producing through his Amigos de Garcia Productions. Comedy vet James Burrows is directing the pilot. Alix Jaffe is a co-exec producer, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Superior Donuts: Brian d'Arcy James to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot

1 March 2016 6:15 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hot on the heels of Spotlight‘s Oscar triumph, co-star Brian d’Arcy James has booked the lead role in CBS’ multi-cam comedy pilot Superior Donuts, TVLine has learned.

RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the potential series follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago.

James — best known to TV audiences as the estranged hubby of Debra Messing’s Julia on Smash — will play the shop’s owner, »

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‘Spotlight’s’ Brian d’Arcy James to Co-Star in CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Superior Donuts’

1 March 2016 6:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fresh off an Oscar win, “Spotlight” star Brian d’Arcy James has been cast in CBS’s comedy pilot “Superior Donuts,” Variety has learned.

Superior Donuts” follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. The comedy is based on the 2008 play by Tracy Letts.

D’Arcy James will co-star opposite Jermaine Fowler, playing Arthur, the owner of Superior Donuts. His character is described as a typically gruff to-the-point Chicagoan and the patriarch to his loyal customers.

Fowler will play Franco, the new employee at the donut shop who works under Arthur (D’Arcy James). As gentrification looms, Franco sees the donut shop as a symbol of everything he loves about the neighborhood with its authenticity and realness so he makes it his mission to drag the shop — and Arthur — into the 21st century. Along with »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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