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Erinn Hayes Leaving CBS’ ‘Kevin Can Wait’

Erinn Hayes Leaving CBS’ ‘Kevin Can Wait’
Erinn Hayes, who stars opposite Kevin James in CBS’ comedy “Kevin Can Wait” as his wife, Donna, is leaving the series, Variety has learned.

Sources say it was a matter of the show going in a different creative direction, and not a reflection of the actress’ performance. The series stars James as a New York cop who retires after 20 years on the force, only to discover retirement is not as easy as he thought it would be.

Hayes confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “True, I’ve been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.”

True, I've been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans. https://t.co/HfYKzVuSnT

— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) June 3, 2017

It was recently announced that Leah Remini was joining the cast for
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Leah Remini Joins ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Season 2 as Series Regular

Leah Remini Joins ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Season 2 as Series Regular
Leah Remini is joining the Kevin James sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” as a series regular for Season 2, Variety has learned.

The series stars James as a New York cop who retires after 20 years on the force, only to discover retirement is not as easy as he thought it would be. Remini previously appeared in the Season 1 finale as Vanessa Cellucci, an undercover cop and the former partner of James’ character. She will reprise that role for the show’s second season this fall. James and Remini previously starred together as husband and wife for nine seasons on the hit series “The King of Queens,” which also aired on CBS.

Remini has been in the news frequently the past few years for her very public departure from the Church of Scientology. She has become an outspoken critic of the Church, publishing her memoir “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” in 2015. In 2016, her docu-series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” debuted
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Leah Remini to Reunite With Kevin James in ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Season Finale

Leah Remini to Reunite With Kevin James in ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Season Finale
Leah Remini will partner up once again with her former TV husband, Kevin James, in a guest role on the Season 1 finale of James’ new CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” Variety has learned. James and Remini starred together for nine seasons on the hit series “The King of Queens,” which also aired on CBS.

Kevin Can Wait” stars James as a New York cop who retires after 20 years on the force, only to discover retirement is not as easy as he thought it would be. In the two-part finale airing May 1 and May 8, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.

The series, which was recently renewed for a second season, stars James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine
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‘Kevin Can Wait,’ ‘Man With a Plan,’ ‘Great Indoors’ Land Additional-Episode Orders From CBS

‘Kevin Can Wait,’ ‘Man With a Plan,’ ‘Great Indoors’ Land Additional-Episode Orders From CBS
CBS has ordered more episodes of freshman comedy series “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” and “The Great Indoors.”

Kevin Can Wait” is getting an additional two episodes tacked onto its season-one order, bringing its total to 24. “Man With a Plan” and “The Great Indoors” are each adding three episodes for totals of 22.

CBS in November extended the seasons for the three freshman comedies beyond their initial 13-episode orders. It also ordered at that time more new episodes of dramas “Bull” and “MacGyver.” The only fall freshman series that CBS has not ordered more episodes of is drama “Pure Genius.”

Kevin Can Wait” is the most watched new comedy of the season thus far, averaging 10.16 million total viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 in Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Kevin James, Rob Long, Rock Reuben
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’13 Going On 30′ Going To Broadway; Revolution Preps Musical Take On 2004 Hit

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Exclusive: Revolution Studios is teaming with veteran producers Andy Fickman, Dean Stolber and Todd Garner to mount a Broadway musical version of hit 2004 romantic comedy, 13 Going On 30. Fickman will direct the show whose book will be penned by the film’s screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Music and lyrics are by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Broadway’s First Date). Mining the material from the Revolution catalog is the latest move for the studio as it’s…
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‘Seeing is Believing: Women Direct’ Puts Female Filmmakers in the Spotlight

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‘Seeing is Believing: Women Direct’ Puts Female Filmmakers in the Spotlight
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

Logline: We are the stories we tell ourselves.

Elevator Pitch:

Ask a friend not in the industry to name three female filmmakers they love. I bet they can’t do it. Why? Why don’t we see and hear more about the incredible films by women? Women have been making films since the invention of the camera yet they continue to be the underdogs of fighting against systemic bias to get their work made. This five-hour serialized documentary reveals these artists in a way the public has never seen them before: as women,
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Are You Ready for These 8 New CBS Series?

Right on cue with the rest of the big four, CBS announced its new series and lineup switch-ups for the 2016–17 season earlier this week. With this season’s crop, audiences will see familiar primetime faces like Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, and Katherine Heigl across three new comedies and three new dramas for the fall along with two dramas to premiere later in the season. Catch a quick roundup of what’s to come below. Series For Fall 2016 “Bull”Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, this CBS drama stars Michael Weatherly as the “brilliant, brash, and charming” Dr. Jason Bull, founder of Trial Analysis Corporation, a trial consulting firm. Bull and his team of formidable colleagues masterfully work together to put some bias behind the scales of justice. “Kevin Can WaitKevin James changes his Ups uniform to that of a police officer in this new
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Watch ‘Star Trek’ Revival’s First Teaser and More CBS Trailers

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.”

CBS also unveiled promos for the remakes of “MacGyver” and “Training Day,” and new comedies starring Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, among others.

Check out the videos for the new series below.

Star Trek

Fall Dramas:

MacGyver,” a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure
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CBS Officially Greenlights Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’

CBS Officially Greenlights Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’
CBS has given an official series order to Kevin James’ new comedy “Kevin Can Wait.” The previously untitled project from CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television had already received a production commitment for the 2016-17 season from the network.

The multi-camera comedy stars James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Erinn Hayes is set to star as James’ character’s wife, with Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito and Gary Valentine rounding out the cast.

Comedy vet Bruce Helford will serve as showrunner and exec producer with Rock Reuben, James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman. The series is being produced through James’ overall deal with Sony Pictures TV.

In a statement last fall
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Kevin James' New CBS Sitcom Gets Title

Kevin James' New CBS Sitcom Gets Title
Somewhere, Warren Beatty is having a good chuckle over the name of Kevin Jamesnew CBS sitcom. The formerly untitled project, which was ordered to series earlier this year, will be called "Kevin Can Wait," TVLine has learned.

The multi-cam sitcom finds James playing a retired cop looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife Donna (played by Childrens Hospital‘s Erinn Hayes) and three kids (including Melissa & Joey‘s Taylor Spreitler), only to discover he faces a tougher time at home than he did on the streets.

The cast also includes Mary-Charles Jones,
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Oscars, Shmoscars: Here are your Razzie winners!

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Oscars, Shmoscars: Here are your Razzie winners!
Yeah, yeah, the Oscars were last night, congratulations to Leonardo DiCaprio and Spotlight and all, celebration of quality filmmaking, whatever. Let's look at the winners of what really matters: the Razzies!  As is tradition, the Razzie winners were announced the night before the Oscar ceremony. No big surprises here: Fifty Shades of Grey took home most of the "prizes" though Fantastic Four took home a few big ones as well. Both movies tied for Worst Picture. And while Eddie Redmayne may have lost out on the Oscar to DiCaprio, he did get a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor for Jupiter Ascending. Congratulations, Eddie! The full list of nominees and winners (in bold) are below: Worst Picture Fantastic Four (tie)  Fifty Shades of Grey (tie) Jupiter Ascending Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Pixels Worst Actor Johnny Depp (MortdecaiJamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of GreyKevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
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Razzie Awards: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Fantastic Four' Tie for Worst Picture

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Razzie Awards: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Fantastic Four' Tie for Worst Picture
All five films up for Worst Picture at this year's 36th Annual Razzie Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year's "berry" worst. And 2015's acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez and Katherine Heigl. The winners were announced last night, with Fifty Shades of Grey and Fantastic Four tying for Worst Picture.

The choices for Worst Picture include Fifty Shades of Grey (2015's "Most Successful Bad Movie"), Fantastic Four (a nearly instant remake that flopped with both critics and movie-goers), Jupiter Ascending (the latest sci-fi fiasco from Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (a box office hit despite its 95% negative rating at Rotten Tomatoes) and Adam Sandler's latest excuse for a movie,
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Razzie Awards Redeem Sylvester Stallone, Dis "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Fantastic Four"

It has come to full circle for Sylvester Stallone. The perennial Razzie awardee has just been redeemed! The Oscar frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor (see my full Oscar predictions here) won the Razzie Redeemer Award at the 2016 Golden Raspberry Award. It's all good now Mr. Stallone!

Meanwhile, both "Fantastic Four" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" took home the worst of the worst -- the Worst Picture of the year! They were both so bad that they had to share this dishonor!

Here's the full list of winners of the 2016 Razzie Awards:

Worst Picture

*** "Fantastic Four" (Tie)

*** "Fifty Shades of Grey" (Tie)

"Jupiter Ascending"

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2"

"Pixels"

Worst Actor

Johnny Depp, "Mortdecai"

*** Jamie Dornan, "Fifty Shades of Grey" (Winner)

Kevin James, "Paul Blart Mall Cop 2"

Adam Sandler, "The Cobbler" and "Pixels"

Channing Tatum, "Jupiter Ascending"

Worst Supporting Actor

Chevy Chase, "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" and "Vacation"

Josh Gad,
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The Razzie Awards Are Go – Get The List Of Awful

The Razzie Awards have actually managed to stake their claim on a part of the film world now, with their yearly release not going unnoticed by anyone, and this despite the fact that you too can vote for them, as long as you buy in.

This year was bound to be dominated by the biggest winners, because no movie managed more universal hatred than Fifty Shades of Grey (and those who hated it weren’t always waiting for the release), unless it was Fantastic Four and it’s director outrage kurfuffle (he managed his own award as well).

Many of the other awards were largely foregone conclusions as well, mainly because Kevin James, Adam Sandler, and The Chipmunks made movies… or whatever.

Still, worst movies and performances make for tricky voting. It’s hard to pick among the nominees sometimes, which explains the dual win for overall worst picture, but
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Razzie Awards: ‘Winners’ of the 2016 Golden Raspberry Awards announced

As is customary on the eve of the Oscars, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation “celebrated” the very worst in cinematic achievement over the past twelve months with the 36th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.

Worst Picture was a tie between Fantastic Four and Fifty Shades of Grey, with both films sharing the majority of the remaining awards between them save for Worst Supporting Actor (Eddie Redmayne for Jupiter Ascending) and Worst Supporting Actress (Kaley Cuoco for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer).

Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone was the recipient of the Razzie Redeemer Award, given to a past Razzie winner who has since redeemed themselves.

Here’s a full list of the “winners”, highlighted in red…

Worst Picture

Fantastic 4

Fifty Shades of Grey

Jupiter Ascending

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Pixels

Worst Actor

Johnny Depp (Mortdecai)

Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey)

Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
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‘Childrens Hospital’ Star Erinn Hayes Cast as Kevin James’ Wife in CBS Comedy

‘Childrens Hospital’ Star Erinn Hayes Cast as Kevin James’ Wife in CBS Comedy
Erinn Hayes will co-star in the untitled Kevin James project at CBS, Variety has learned. The “Childrens Hospital” vet will play Kevin James’ wife in the series.

The show revolves around a newly retired police officer, played by James, looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Hayes will play Donna, his wife of 20 years who had to hold the family together while waiting for him to retire from the police force.

Hayes joins an ensemble that includes Taylor Spreitler, who will play the duo’s daughter Kendra; Mary-Charles Jones, as their other daughter; James Digiacomo, as their youngest child Jack; Ryan Cartwright, who will play Chale, who is in love with Spreitler’s Kendra; and Leonard Earl Howze, as Goody, Kevin’s former police partner and one of his closest friends.
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Erinn Hayes Set As the Female Lead In Kevin James’ CBS Comedy Series

Erinn Hayes (Children’s Hospital) has been cast as the female lead opposite Kevin James in his multi-camera comedy series at CBS, whose opening episode will be directed by Andy Fickman. The untitled show, from Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios, centers on newly retired police officer Kevin (James) who looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids — only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Hayes…
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Kevin James CBS Comedy Casts Ryan Cartwright; Andy Fickman Set To Direct

Kevin James is re-teaming with Andy Fickman, director of his 2015 feature Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Fickman is set to direct the opening episode of James’ multi-camera comedy series for CBS. Additionally, Ryan Cartwright (Alphas, Bones) has been set as a regular opposite James in the project, from Sony TV and CBS TV Studios. The untitled show centers on newly retired police officer Kevin (James) who looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids…
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The 2016 Razzie Awards Announced

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Tired of hearing about all those good movies that the Academy loves? Well if so, you’re in luck. It’s time to celebrate the best of the worst…The 2016 Golden Raspberry Awards (“Razzies”) are here.

With the Academy Award nominated movies getting so much attention this week, let’s not forget the other end of the Hollywood product. The 36st Annual Razzie Awards are here to celebrate the bombs, guilty pleasures and the so-bad-it’s-good fiascos. For people who like camp, cheese and dreck, let’s look at the Razzie nominated films for 2016.

Let the badness begin…

Worst Picture

Fantastic Four

Fifty Shades of Grey

Jupiter Ascending

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Pixels

Worst Actor

Johnny Depp- Mortdecai

Jamie Dornan- Fifty Shades of Grey

Kevin James- Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Adam Sandler- The Cobbler and Pixels

Channing Tatum- Jupiter Ascending

Worst Supporting Actor

Chevy Chase
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The 36th Razzie Awards nominations have been announced

Yesterday, the 36th annual Razzie Awards nominations were announced by the The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. It is tradition that the Razzies, which celebrate the worst movies of the year, are nominated just before the Oscar nominations, which celebrate the best films of the year. The Oscar nominations will be announced in Los Angeles later this afternoon, but the Razzie nominations have already been released.

We’re afraid its bad news for Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting.

Here is the official press release.

All five films up for Worst Picture at this year’s 36th Annual Razzie® Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year’s “berry” worst. And 2015’s acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar® winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler,
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