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Walton Goggins to Star in Showtime Comedy from Justified EPs

22 September 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Having already wrapped production on HBO’s Vice Principals, Walton Goggins has attached himself to another premium cable comedy.

The Justified alum is set to star in Showtime’s Keeping It Real, a dark comedy written by Academy Award-winning scribe Charles Randolph (The Big Short). The project reunites Goggins with executive producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, who previously served as EPs on the aforementioned FX drama.

RelatedTaran Killam Lands Lead in Mating, Jason Katims’ Showtime Comedy Pilot

Per our sister site Deadline, the potential series will follow a self-absorbed movie star who travels the world hellbent on inserting himself into international incidents. »

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Walton Goggins To Star In ‘Keeping It Real’ Showtime Comedy From Charles Randolph, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

21 September 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Walton Goggins is set as the star of a high-profile comedy project, which has landed at Showtime for development with a significant commitment. Titled Keeping It Real, the dark comedy is created/written by Charles Randolph, an Oscar winner for co-writing The Big Short, and has two other writing Oscar winners, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants), attached to direct. The project hails from Showtime as well as CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly, reuniting… »

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TVLine Items: Mary J. Blige Visits Htgawm, Bill Nye Talk Show and More

31 August 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Mary J. Blige will learn How to Get Away With Murder this fall.

The Grammy-winning singer — who played the Wicked Witch of the West in NBC’s The Wiz Live! — will guest-star during Season 3 of the Shondaland series, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedHtgawm Books NYPD Blue, Grey’s Alums for Season 3 Guest Stints

As is often the case with Htgawm, details about Blige’s character are being kept under wraps.

How to Get Away With Murder returns Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10/9c on ABC.

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

* Netflix will premiere the talk show Bill Nye »

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Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key And Fred Savage Will Be Netflix’s Friends From College

23 August 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Netflix has found its preliminary cast for Nick Stoller’s upcoming half-hour comedy series Friends From College, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Stoller, who knows a thing or two about engineering bankable frat comedies following both Neighbors and its sequel Sorority Rising, initially hatched the eight-episode ensemble piece alongside wife and producing partner Francesca Delbanco, and it didn’t take long before Netflix began circling.

Now, Friends From College has founds its preliminary cast in Keanu star Keegan-Michael KeyCobie Smulders – returning to serialized content following her long run on beloved sitcom How I Met Your MotherAnnie Parisse (Vinyl), Nat Faxon (Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder) and Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project).

A reunion comedy at its core, Stoller and Delbanco’s new venture revolves around a group of Harvard graduates. Now teetering on the edge of their 40s, college is but a distant memory for Netflix’s Friends From College, »

- Michael Briers

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Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key and Fred Savage join Nicholas Stoller’s Friends from College

23 August 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Nicholas Stoller’s (Neighbors) upcoming Netflix comedy series Friends from College has secured its cast, with Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and Fred Savage (The Wonder Years) set to appear alongside Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Nat Faxon (Married) and Jae Sug Park (The Mindy Project).

Friends from College “centers on a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their forties and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, the series is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.”

“Nick is a comedic mastermind,” said Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland. “With Friends from College, he and Francesca Delblanco have created a world that is both moving and very, very funny. »

- Gary Collinson

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Friends from College: Netflix Orders Comedy Series with Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage

22 August 2016 4:51 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Netflix has ordered the Friends from College TV show from the husband and wife team of Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. They are executive producing and writing the series. Stoller will also direct all eight episodes. Expect production to begin this fall, in New York.The Friends from College TV series cast includes: Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park. Get the details from the Netflix press release.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Friends from College’: Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders to Star in Netflix Series from Nick Stoller

22 August 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has found its “Friends from College.” The new eight-episode comedy from husband-and-wife team Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco will star Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park. The sextet will play a group of 40-somethings who went to Harvard together and are now confronting the crushing disappointment that is real life.

Read More: ‘Anne of Green Gables’: Netflix Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ Writer Moira Walley-Beckett as Showrunner

“Nick is a comedic mastermind,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content, in a statement. “With ‘Friends from College,’ he and Francesca have created a world that is both moving and very, very funny. We are thrilled to be working with them and this incredible cast, and look forward to audiences around the world laughing with and at these relatable characters.” Stoller (“Neighbors,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) and Delbanco (“The Five-Year Engagement, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Friends from College’: Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders to Star in Netflix Series from Nick Stoller

22 August 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix has found its “Friends from College.” The new eight-episode comedy from husband-and-wife team Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco will star Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park. The sextet will play a group of 40-somethings who went to Harvard together and are now confronting the crushing disappointment that is real life.

Read More: ‘Anne of Green Gables’: Netflix Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ Writer Moira Walley-Beckett as Showrunner

“Nick is a comedic mastermind,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content, in a statement. “With ‘Friends from College,’ he and Francesca have created a world that is both moving and very, very funny. We are thrilled to be working with them and this incredible cast, and look forward to audiences around the world laughing with and at these relatable characters.” Stoller (“Neighbors,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) and Delbanco (“The Five-Year Engagement, »

- Michael Nordine

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Netflix greenlights comedy 'Friends from College' w/ Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders

22 August 2016 10:37 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The One about the Midlife Crisis. Netflix today announced they’ve greenlit a new comedy, Friends from College. The series stars include Fred Savage, Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders and will be produced by Nicholas Stoller (The Carmichael Show, Muppets Most Wanted) and Francesca Delbanco. According to the streaming service, Friends from College “centers on a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their forties and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically.” Netflix ordered eight episodes for the first season. The series also stars Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon and Jae Suh Park. Production on Friends from College begins later this year in New York. The release date has not yet been announced. »

- David Eckstein

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Keegan-Michael Key to Star in Nick Stoller Netflix Comedy ‘Friends From College’

22 August 2016 9:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nick Stoller’s Netflix comedy series “Friends From College” has set its cast, led by Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie SmuldersFred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon and Jae Suh Park. Stoller will write and executive produce all eight episodes of the series with his wife Francesca Delbanco. “Nick is a comedic mastermind. With ‘Friends from College,’ he and Francesca have created a world that is both moving and very, very funny,” Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be working with them and this incredible cast, and look forward to audiences around the world laughing with. »

- Linda Ge

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Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders & Fred Savage Lead Cast of Nick Stoller Netflix Series ‘Friends From College’

22 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix has set the cast of Friends from College, a new 8-episode comedy series from Nick Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca DelbancoKey & Peele star Keegan-Michael Key is returning to primetime, toplining the series, which also has cast How I Met Your Mother alumna Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Nat Faxon (Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder) — reuniting with The Grinder executive producer Stoller — and Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project). The show centers on a… »

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Netflix Orders ‘Friends From College’ Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders

22 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has given the greenlight to “Friends From College,” an ensemble comedy featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders.

The half-hour series hails from the husband-and-wife team of Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The story revolves around a group of friends who attended Harvard together and are now in their 40s, experiencing varying degrees of success in their personal and professional lives. Stoller and Delbanco, who are both Harvard alums, are writing and exec producing the series, with Stoller also set to direct all eight episodes.

The cast also includes Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park.

Nick is a comedic mastermind. With ‘Friends from College,’ he and Francesca have created a world that is both moving and very, very funny,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content. “We are thrilled to be working with them and this incredible cast, and look forward to audiences around the world laughing with and at these »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage Lead Cast of Nick Stoller Netflix Comedy

22 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Netflix is going back to college. Following an extended deal-making process, Netflix has set up a star-studded cast for its Nick Stoller/Francesca Delbanco comedy Friends From College. Set to star in the ensemble comedy are Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele, Keanu), Cobie Smulders (Avengers, How I Met Your Mother), Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Nat Faxon (Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder) and Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project). The eight-episode comedy centers on a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their 40s and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof,

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Friends From College: Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage to Star in New Netflix Comedy Series

22 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Netflix has amassed a veritable sitcom dream team for its latest series.

The streaming giant has handed an eight-episode order to Friends From College, a half-hour comedy starring — hold onto your hats! — How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders, Key & Peele‘s Keegan-Michael Key, The Grinder‘s Fred Savage and Ben and Kate‘s Nat Faxon. Rounding out the insane ensemble is Annie Parisse (Person of Interest, The Following) and relative newcomer Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project).

RelatedGilmore Girls Revival: Netflix Boss Nixed Staggered Release Because the ‘Fans Would’ve Killed Us’

And the show’s pedigree »

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TV Land Orders Nobodies Comedy From Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone

2 June 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are bringing their nobody friends to TV Land.

The cable network has given a series order to Nobodies, a new comedy from the married producing team and showrunner Michael McDonald (MADtv).

RelatedImpastor, The Jim Gaffigan Show Get Season 2 Premiere Dates at TV Land

The show stars Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras as pals looking to rise to fame in Hollywood by getting one of their famous friends to star in a feature script that they developed.

Falcone will direct and guest-star in the pilot, which was written by Davidson, Dorf and Ramras. »

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Melissa McCarthy Comedy ‘Nobodies’ Ordered to Series at TV Land

2 June 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV Land has given a series order to “Nobodies,” from “MadTV” alum Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

The series stars Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras as three lesser known comedians who are trying to land their famous friend a feature film script in the hopes of helping their own career trajectories. McDonald will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with McCarthy and Falcone exec producing through their company On The Day. Falcone also directed the pilot, with Jason Bateman, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon guest starring. Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez will executive produce for TV Land.

“The initial pitch for ‘Nobodies’ was really funny, and man, did they ever deliver a pilot that is so honest and bold that it’ll make you laugh and cringe at the same time,” said Keith Cox executive vice president of development and original programming for TV Land, »

- Daniel Holloway

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News Shorts: April 30th 2016

30 April 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Neon Demon

A bunch of new stills are out from "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn's latest feature "The Neon Demon" which premieres during the Cannes Film Festival next summer. Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves all star in the horror tale about an aspiring L.A. model who finds her youth and beauty the envy of the beauty-obsessed women around her. [Source: The Film Stage]

Zootopia

Disney Pictures has announced a June 7th Blu-ray, DVD and VOD release date for "Zootopia," their animated feature that has proven a smash with both audiences and critics - taking in $910 million at the global box office to date along with a stunning 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Cotton Club

Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has revealed to the The Associated Press that has gone back and put together a longer cut of his 1984 film "The Cotton Club »

- Garth Franklin

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Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in Thriller ‘Thoroughbred’

28 April 2016 6:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin are starring in psychological thriller “Thoroughbred” for June Pictures and B Story.

Shooting will take place in May with Cory Finley making his directorial debut from a script based on his play about a tempestuous friendship between two suburban teenage girls — a star student home from her elite boarding school and a young equestrian shunned after injuring her horse.

June’s Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan are producing with B Story’s Kevin J. Walsh, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. B Story’s Ryan Stowell will executive produce.

Cooke’s credits include “Bates Motel” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” She’s been cast in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.”

Taylor-Joy starred in “The Witch” and the BBC America series “Atlantis.” She’s filming a leading role opposite Devon Terrell in “Barry” from Black Bear Pictures, which explores the time »

- Dave McNary

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Oliver Stone, Mark Duplass Headline 2016 Idaho Film Festival

2 March 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Founded in the 1930s as a ski resort by railroad magnate W. Averell Harriman, Sun Valley, Idaho, swiftly grew to become a winter playground for the rich and famous. It was pushed to prominence by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Gary Cooper and Marilyn Monroe, oft photographed dining at the area’s famed steakhouses or frolicking in its powdery snow.

Decades later, the Sun Valley Film Festival, kicking off its fifth year March 2, pays homage to its town’s storied beginnings, with a Wild West feel that combines with

a low-key, shabby-chic Hollywood crowd to create a fecund artistic haven for filmmakers, writers and assorted cineastes.

“It’s like a little Hollywood ski Shangri-la,” says Svff executive director Teddy Grennan of the fest, which attracts a mix of small-town locals and second-home owners from Los Angeles who’ve come to escape the daily grind. “I think that’s one of »

- Malina Saval

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Sun Valley Film Festival Slate Features 'The Man Who Knew Infinity,' 'I Saw the Light' (Exclusive)

5 February 2016 5:20 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This year's lineup also includes several favorites from the festival circuit, such as Trey Edward Shults' 2015 SXSW prizewinner "Krisha," Joachim Trier's Cannes competition entry "Louder Than Bombs," Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead," and popular Sundance 2016 selection "The Fits." Sony Pictures Classics' delayed "I Saw the Light," starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams, will close the festival in advance of its March 25 theatrical release. Read More: "Tiff: In Defense of the Conventional Movie, from 'Spotlight' to 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'"   In addition to screening more than 60 films in all, Svff will see the return of the festival's popular Coffee Talks with industry insiders, including filmmaker Oliver Stone — recipient of the 2016 Svff Lifetime Vision Award — as well as a Screenwriters Lab led by Mark Duplass and Nat Faxon. Additional »

- Matt Brennan

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