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As "Raising Hope" returns to Fox for Season 4 on Friday (Nov. 15), it does so on a new night and time and with a new man at the helm. Though the move to Fridays might worry some, new showrunner Mike Mariano isn't sweating it.
Mariano, who's taking over for departed creator Greg Garcia, tells Zap2it that he's happy with the show airing whenever, just so long as it airs at all. "You know, getting a half-hour on primetime and it's your TV show, it's fine, you can put it anywhere you want," he says with a laugh. "I probably would've said that 15 years ago when they put me on Friday nights and not meant it, but now I don't know that the night matters all that much."
He adds that he doesn't envy the current occupant of the show's former timeslot, "Dads," for the stiff competition it faces from the »
Sarah Silverman recently signed to star in HBO‘s comedy pilot People In New Jersey, and now she’s taking the stage for the premium channel. Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, her first stand-up special for HBO, will premiere at 10 Pm on November 23. Taped in front of about three dozen folks at Largo in La, the special skewers such subjects as porn, religion, politics, and “the miracle of existence.” Silverman has appeared on a number of HBO shows, dating to the ’90s series The Larry Sanders Show and Mr. Show With Bob And David. We Are Miracles is produced by Funny Or Die and Black Gold Films and executive produced by Heidi Herzon, Mike Farah, Anna Wenger, Betsy Koch, Amy Zvi and Sarah Silverman. Liam Lynch directs. Related: Sarah Silverman’s NBC Also-Ran Joins Greg Garcia’s Online »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Once upon a time, studios, networks, and TV stars didn’t want anyone to see their busted pilots, preferring to send them off to die quietly — and alone, like an elephant. But a pair of failed pilots have been put online in the past two weeks — and legally too! Today, Sarah Silverman got 20th TV‘s blessing to post Susan 313, a 2012 pilot she did at the studio for NBC that was a no-go. Written by Dan Sterling and loosely based on Silverman’s life, it’s about a woman whose long-term relationship ends and she moves back into the apartment she had the foresight not to give up. Earlier this month, Greg Garcia got CBS to put online his single-camera pilot Super Clyde. That one follows a shy comic book fanatic/fast-food worker who inherits a fortune from an uncle and embarks on a new life as a superhero »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
After having cast out We Are Men like a suddenly hilariously single dude, CBS has gotten on with its life by issuing full-season orders to its other new original comedies The Crazy Ones, The Millers, and Mom. That each would get to finish out the year already seemed like a foregone conclusion: The Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring The Crazy Ones ranks as the No. 1 new comedy in a season that’s been especially cruel to them, immediately followed by the No. 2 show The Millers (prompting Greg Garcia to angrily protest that it’s not “the No. 2 »
We finally have some comedies to go with those three new dramas that had been picked up so far this fall. As expected, CBS has given Back 9 orders to The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom. The pickups come as Crazy Ones and The Millers ticked up by a tenth in the 18-49 fast nationals last night. While Mom slipped by a tenth this week, it comes from comedy Superman Chuck Lorre and stars Anna Faris, so there was no chance that show was not getting picked up. In fact, all three comedies hail from A-list auspices: Lorre, David E. Kelley (Crazy Ones) and Greg Garcia (The Millers). CBS has been touting the performance of its new comedies (sans swiftly cancelled We Are Men), which rank as No. 1-3 in total viewers and claim the top 2 spots in adults 18-49 among all new comedy series in another fall that has »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Those people (and TV critics) wondering why Will Arnett would take a role on a CBS multi-cam sitcom with a running fart gag in the pilot, for crying out loud, even if it is exec produced by Greg Garcia, need look no further than Forbes’ just-out list of the highest-paid TV actors. It’s topped entirely by CBS comedy stars. (Note the somewhat apologetic tone of Arnett’s recent multi-cam explanation to Digital Spy: “I’ve spent the last 10 years doing single-camera shows, from Arrested Development to 30 Rock to Running Wilde to Up All Night and, it sounds lame, but I just thought it would be really fun.”) Ashton Kutcher is ranked No. 1, paid $24 million between June of ’12 and ’13, because he’s the guy who enabled Warner Bros TV to retain a big franchise and CBS to hang on to an important piece of its campaign to take over comedy »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
He's back! Will Arnett (Arrested Development) is returning to our screens as Nathan Miller, a newly-divorced man who finds himself in the middle of a most unexpected family crisis, in new sitcom The Millers.
Digital Spy and others spoke with Arnett to mark the CBS sitcom's UK premiere on Comedy Central and talked his new leading man role, national treasures and bad dancing...
"Yeah, that's true. There were a few months there that Up All Night was down and we were talking about reconfiguring the show. There were lots of different ideas out there, but I think that it got to a point where it looked like it just wasn't going to happen, for all sorts of different reasons.
"I think that everybody on the show decided to walk away and for me, »
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Wta Tennis: The Kremlin Cup
10am, BT Sport 2
Day one coverage from Moscow's Olympic stadium. With the tennis calendar drawing to a close, and Serena Williams mathematically uncatchable in the rankings, the prime motivation for competitors at this final Premier event of the year is likely to be pride. Oh, and possibly a prize pot of $795,707. Attendees are still unconfirmed at time of writing, though Caroline Wozniacki will no doubt be keen to become the first women's player to retain the title since Anastasia Myskina in 2004. Gwilym Mumford
Dogs: Their Secret Lives
8pm, Channel 4
What do Britain's canines really get up to while their owners are out of the house? Hidden cameras »
- Gwilym Mumford, Hannah J Davies, Julia Raeside, Andrew Mueller, Ben Arnold, Mark Jones, Bim Adewunmi
(Cbr) "Raising Hope" creator Greg Garcia had a busy pilot season with CBS, where he not only worked on "The Millers", which is now airing on the network, but also shot "Super Clyde", which didn’t make the cut. The comedy starred Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint as Clyde, a shy fast-food worker and comic-book fanatic who inherits $100,000 a month for the rest of his life from an eccentric uncle, and decides with the help of his butler (Stephen Fry) to become a superhero to secretly help strangers in need. As promising as that premise may sound, CBS (for whatever reasons) »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Here’s why CBS ultimately rejected the high-concept comedy Super Clyde, according to EW’s own James Hibberd: It “was deemed off-brand for the network and the net’s other comedies came in strong. Plus, successful comedy blocks are about creating flow, and there was also nothing compatible that CBS had to pair it with.”
That reasoning is understandable, if disappointing for fans of ex-Harry Potter star Rupert Grint. But after watching the pilot for Super Clyde — available now on CBS.com — I can’t help but wish I had a time-turner, which I’d use to travel back and »
- Hillary Busis
During pilot season, the networks try out a multitude of different shows before ultimately deciding which ones to pick up for more episodes. Some of these go on to be hits, but we almost never see the pilots that didn't get picked up. Enter "Super Clyde," a comedy pilot from My Name Is Earl 's Greg Garcia about a young boy that inherits a lot of money and wants to use it as a force for good. Set to star Harry Potter 's Rupert Grint and famed British comedian Stephen Fry, the pilot ultimately went nowhere, but in a rare move CBS has put the pilot online. You can watch the pilot in its entirety by clicking here . In addition, here's a statement from Greg Garcia on the pilot: Hello Friends, I shot a pilot for CBS called Super Clyde this spring and it didn.t »
CBS has made it possible to watch the pilot Super Clyde online. The rejected comedy, from Raising Hope and My Name is Earl producer Greg Garcia, starred Rupert Grint as a fast food worker who receives an inheritance and uses it to become a superhero. Stephen Fry plays Clyde‘s butler, Tyler Labine plays Clyde’s brother and overall the pilot shows a frustrating amount of promise. Even if there won’t be more episodes, it’s worth watching for fans of Garcia’s previous shows.
Plus, who can say no to Rupert Grint in a sidecar?
You can add The Six Million Dollar Man »
- Lyle Masaki
Rupert Grint's American television debut in "Super Clyde" won't be airing any time soon, but CBS was kind enough to put the pilot episode of the show online anyway. The superhero-influenced sitcom stars the "Harry Potter" alum as the show's titular character.
"Super Clyde's" pilot, which can be viewed here, was put online at the request of creator Greg Garcia. He sent out an email explaining why he chose to make the pilot episode available to viewers. It can be read below:
"I shot a pilot for CBS called Super Clyde this spring and it didn't wind up on their fall schedule. But the good people at CBS have been kind enough to make the pilot available online.
TV networks and studios almost never make pilots that hadn’t gone to series available to the public. In a rare exception, CBS has put Greg Garcia‘s single-camera pilot Super Clyde up online. (You can watch it here.) The move is a result from a request by Garcia, who sent out an email tonight announcing the pilot’s availability. Super Clyde was one of two pilots Garcia had at CBS this past season, with the other, the multi-camera The Millers, getting a series order. Super Clyde stars Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint as a shy comic book fanatic who discovers his calling after he inherits millions of dollars from his eccentric uncle. Clyde, a mild-mannered fast-food worker, is bequeathed $100,000 per month for the rest of his life, and — with the help of his butler, Randolph (Stephen Fry) — begins his thrilling new life as a superhero, secretly helping strangers in need. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Rupert Grint is currently promoting his appearance in Cbgb, but he came very close to being a CBS comedy star. Last spring, The Eye network shot a pilot for a single-camera comedy called Super Clyde, in which the former Harry Potter star played a comic-book dude who inherits a boatload of money from a crazy uncle and decides to become something of a superhero, giving help to those in need. Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia shot the pilot (which also stars Stephen Fry) at roughly the same time as The Millers; only the latter show got greenlit to series. But even though Super Clyde didn't move forward, Garcia and fellow exec producer Michael Fresco lobbied CBS execs to at least let folks see their finished product online. And, in a bit of a surprise move, CBS said yes."The worst part about it not ending up on the fall schedule »
- Josef Adalian
October 6th, 2013, 4:40am– We were all so excited when Rupert Grint was cast as the lead in the CBS pilot Super Clyde, and we were all so disappointed when the show wasn’t picked up for a full series. However, we will now all be able to watch the one episode that Rupert actually shot in Los Angeles in March and April of this year. The show’s creator Greg Garcia was asked about his projects on reddit.com during an “Ask me Anything” session: I shot a single camera pilot recently called Super Clyde starring Rupert Grint that didn’t get picked up, but I’m very happy to say that CBS is going to put it on the internet on October 9th — both on CBS.com and a bunch of other places. I was really happy with the way it turned out, so I’m excited people are going to see it. »
Hoping to clear the air after so many critics ran from the TCAs gagging in a way that is timelessly hilarious, Greg Garcia, creator of CBS’ The Millers, has complained to TV Guide that all this talk about the fart jokes on his show has really started to cloud the public’s perception. It's an outcome that's inherently comedic, of course, yet also irritating, just like farts: “We’re not the farting show that some have made us out to be. I’d like to say it’s not starting to bother me, but it’s starting to »
The Millers, which premiered Thursday (8:30/7:30c), features the welcome return of Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Margo Martindale (Justified). But is the show itself a welcome treat, or did the flatulence-happy sitcom stink?
Much of the early buzz around CBS’ new multi-cam comedy from Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) centered on Emmy-winner Martindale and her gassy behavior in the pilot. Martindale plays Carol, the matriarch of the Miller family, whose prodigal son Nathan (Arnett) disrupts the whole family’s flow by revealing that he divorced his wife (to be played in later episodes by Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe). In response, »
- Misha Solomon
I've had a change of heart about CBS's latest sitcom, The Millers. I still don't like it -- not even a little. I still think the pilot is broad and dumb. But the revamped pilot, while doing a bit of recasting and some fine tuning, was better, by fractions, than the original pilot, even though series creator Greg Garcia didn't take out the fart jokes that star Margo Martindale has to utter -- more than once. Fart jokes are stupid. In this case, they are really stupid. And they linger like, well, you know. So what, exactly, is the change of
- Tim Goodman
Welcome to another installment of "5 Questions and 500 Words," The Boob Tube Dude's approach this year to reviewing the sundry pilots that will be unspooling over the course of the next few weeks. Given the glut of shows, and the glut of reviews that will be published for these shows, I'm keeping things short and sweet. This is for your convenience and my sanity.
"The Millers" premieres at 8:30 p.m. Et Thursday (Oct. 3) on CBS.
Will there be any moment in watching this pilot that I will not actively be wishing I were watching the second season of "Justified" instead?
Unless you thought that second season would only have been made more perfect had Mags Bennett suffered from intense flatulence and discussed it freely with Raylan Givens, no.
I'm pretty sure the commercials for this feature a mother/son sexy dance. Did I really see that or have the drugs kicked in? »
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