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Robin Williams’ biggest commitment to series television since the days of “Mork & Mindy” highlights a 20th TV slate that is deep, even if not necessarily brimming with international star appeal.
Williams is teaming with another recognizable face, Sarah Michelle Gellar, in the single-cam, father-daughter workplace comedy “The Crazy Ones,” from the pen of a scribe with no small amount of global cachet himself: David E. Kelley.
Kelley’s star Stateside hasn’t shined quite as brightly of late — “Harry’s Law” (NBC) lasted only two seasons, while “Monday Mornings” (TNT) didn’t make it past one, and half-hour isn’t exactly where the “Picket Fences” and “Ally McBeal” creator made his bones, but a series starring Williams in an accessible setting is filled with worldwide potential.
A slam dunk for interest is the limited-series return of Kiefer Sutherland in “24: Live Another Day.” The condensed format »
- Cynthia Littleton
Pilot season was good for the major studios, which emerged from upfront week with orders for 50 new scripted comedy and drama series, up by more than 20% from last year.
Production of new scripted primetime programming for the Big Four and CW is more concentrated than ever before among six suppliers: Warner Bros. TV, 20th Century Fox TV, CBS TV Studios, ABC Studios, Universal TV and Sony Pictures TV.
Execs report a burst of last-minute wrangling this year over network efforts to force their way into co-production pacts as a condition of series greenlights. CBS and NBC in particular were said to be more heavy-handed in negotiations this time around than in the recent past.
But generally speaking, the mood was upbeat after the parade of schedule presentations. The five nets ordered 22 new comedies, up from 16 last year, and 28 drama series, up from 22.
See also: Development Season MVPs Land Multiple Series »
- Cynthia Littleton
CBS has released promotional videos for six of its eight new series premiering next season. The network opted to post behind-the-scenes videos rather than traditional trailers. Included is The Millers with Will Arnett, Mom with Anna Faris, The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Hostages with Toni Collette. Cam Gigandet’s legal drama Reckless and the ensemble comedy Friends with Better Live are not included. Watch the clips below. Enjoy!
This heavily serialized thriller is set for a limited run of 15 episodes. Starring Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan, Hostages has been compared in spirit to an extended arc from Person of Interest. Like Showtime’s Homeland, the new series is based on an Israeli series by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon and Rotem Shamir. The show’s plot centers on a family wrapped up in a mass political conspiracy that is poised to change their lives forever.
Hostages airs mondays at 10 p. »
- Kyle Reese
Will Arnett is leaving behind the single-camera comedy world for CBS's "The Millers." He hasn't left the family comedy angle though. The show co-stars Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale as his parents, who are going through a bitter separation and Arnett's character, a local news reporter, is recently divorced himself.
"['The Millers'] is a way to tell a different version of a family, but in a really fun environment," Arnett told The Huffington Post at the CBS 2013 upfront. "It's not dark -- it's just like this really fun family that people can relate to and there are dark moments, but we really make light of it. It's a pure comedy."
Arnett, who will reprise his "Arrested Development" role when the show returns with new episodes on Netflix May 26, recently spent two seasons on NBC's "Up All Night." The show made headlines when news broke of a dramatic overhaul -- turning the show »
- Chris Harnick
Have you ever sat down on the living room sofa, flicked open the TV guide for the evening and complained “there’s nothing good on”, only to venture back upstairs, and stare longingly at your dust-covered DVD collection?
If you’re like me and have a library of old TV shows from Black Adder to Scrubs sitting on your shelves, and wish they were they were still running, but know they never will grace our silver screen again, then this list is for you.
If you think Misfits is rubbish and long for the It Crowd, or think Bernard Black is a better anti-hero than Dexter, then you may enjoy what the following pages contain.
Here, we run through 5 TV shows that are long gone from our television sets that we wish would return for a new series (but sadly, never will).
- Joseph Dempsey
Who says CBS doesn’t make bold programming moves? Oh, that’s right: Everyone. But everyone would be slightly wrong! At yesterday’s upfront presentation, the nation’s most-watched — if least-interesting — broadcast television network surprised reporters by revealing that it was not green-lighting two high-profile potential series: A small screen revival of Beverly Hills Cop from executive producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) starring Brandon T. Jackson as the son of Axel Foley and a recurring Eddie Murphy; and NCIS: Red, starring John Corbett and Kim Raver. Beverly Hills Cop might find a home elsewhere, while NCIS: Red was deemed unworthy »
- Jeff Jensen
CBS is making big moves in its comedy programming this fall, expanding its Thursday block to two hours. To do so, it's relying on a handful of big names. Not only did the network place the new Robin Williams vehicle "The Crazy Ones" in the 9 p.m., but it's hoping Will Arnett's latest can bring some fresh eyes to the night as well.
In "The Millers," from "Raising Hope" creator Greg Garcia, Arnett stars as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local news reporter whose excitement over his new single life is derailed after his dad Tom (Beau Bridges) leaves his mom Carol (Margo Martindale, "The Americans"), prompting Carol to move in with Nathan.
The preview of the show reveals its very much in line with the multi-camera comedies that, for better or worse, we've come to expect from CBS. Fans of the networks lineup will probably eat this up. »
CBS has unveiled the first looks at its new fall series as its upfront presentation got underway today in NY, with Robin Williams of David E Kelley’s The Crazy Ones among the participants. The network announced its fall and midseason schedules earlier in the day. Still Awol: the Will Arnett comedy The Millers, so check back. (Update: The Millers has been posted.) Related: CBS Execs Take Shots At The Competition The Millers – Comedy Produced by CBS TV Studios. From executive producer Greg Garcia: The Crazy Ones — Comedy Produced by 20th Century Fox Television. From executive producers David E. Kelley, Bill D’Elia, Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum and director/executive producer Jason Winer: Hostages — Drama Produced by Warner Bros Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. From executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Rick Eid, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir: Intelligence — Midseason »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Following its upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday, CBS released first looks at its new series for the 2013-2014 season. Also read: CBS Fall Lineup: Greg Garcia, Robin Williams Comedies Join 'Big Bang' on Thursdays Watch the videos below. "Crazy Ones": A father-daughter (Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar) workplace comedy set in the world of advertising. Executive produced by David E. Kelley ("Boston Legal"), Dean Lorey, Bill D'Elia, John Montgomery, Mark Teitelbaum and Jason Winer. "Hostages": Billed as a "high-octane suspense drama" from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the series stars Toni Collette as a »
- Jethro Nededog
CBS was so eager to start boasting about being No. 1, its upfront presentation began promptly at 4:01 p.m. Et, which is virtually unheard of. Advertisers straggling in late might have even missed the sweet tribute to the upcoming final season of “How I Met Your Mother,” once again demonstrating why networks like using the “Les Miserables” soundtrack in their presentations.
In some respects, that sense of urgency was understandable. In others, they might have wanted to wait a little longer.
See Also: CBS Expands Thursday Comedy Block, Shuffles Dramas
The Eye network’s big gamble for the fall involves expanding to a second comedy four-stack on Thursday night, essentially seeking to drive reeling NBC into the ground and formally claim the valuable suck-up-all-that-movie-marketing-cash “Must-See TV” mantle for itself. Yet judging the network’s quartet of new sitcoms by their cutdown clips, CBS only made it halfway there.
Oddly, for »
- Brian Lowry
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fourth announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on CBS.
The king of the networks easily remains in charge despite "Elementary" being their only fresh hit of last season's new shows. The network's line-up remains fairly stable with only a few key moves such as Thursday being expanded to include two hours of comedy programming, and "Hawaii Five-0" moving to Fridays.
Several other pilots didn't make the cut this week including the series sequel to the "Beverly Hills Cop" movies, a TV version of the comedy "Bad Teacher", the "NCIS" mobile spin-off "NCIS: Red," a procedural based on Leif G.W. Persson's literary homicide detective Everett Backstrom, the Frank Marshall-produced political thriller "The Ordained" about a priest turned lawyer trying to save his sister from assassination, »
- Garth Franklin
Two roles on CBS‘ new comedy series The Millers will be recast. I’ve learned that Michael Rapaport and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are leaving Greg Garcia’s multi-camera show starring Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Margo Martindale) and Tom (Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Carol moves in with Will, while Tom moves in with Will’s sister Debbie and her husband — roles that were played in the James Burrows-directed pilot by Ellis and Rapaport and will now be recast. CBS TV Studios is producing. Interestingly, all recastings on new shows so far this year have been on comedy series, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
CBS announced Wednesday that the new comedies "The Millers" from Greg Garcia and David E. Kelley's "The Crazy Ones," starring Robin Williams, will join "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" on Thursdays to form a new two-hour comedy block. The first-place network is largely taking an "If it ain't broke" approach to its 2013-14 schedule. But it is adding significantly to Mondays and Thursdays. The new sitcoms "We Are Men" and Chuck Lorre's "Mom" are joining CBS's current Monday comedies "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke »
- Tim Molloy
Chicago – When you’re the #1 network on TV, it must be tempting to stay the course. However, CBS always shakes things up a bit and this year is no different. The 2013-14 schedule, announced this morning, features four new comedies (including a new comedy block in one of their most successful time slots) and one drama, along with new time slots for big hits “Person of Interest,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Hawaii Five-0.” The five new shows feature a stunning degree of star power with lead roles taken by Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margo Martindale, Tony Shalhoub, Toni Collette, Will Arnett, Tate Donovan, Allison Janney, and more. It must be nice to be #1.
Full schedule below with new show descriptions under that. Come back for more news, reviews, and previews of the 2013-14 Fall schedule.
7pm “How I Met Your Mother”
7:30pm “We Are Men »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
With How I Met Your Mother coming to an end after next season, CBS will use the ratings strength of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, splitting the pair as it launches a four-comedy block on Thursdays. Photos: CBS' 2013-14 Season: 'Hostages,' 'Intelligence,' 'Mom' and 'The Millers' The first-place network used its annual upfronts morning press breakfast Thursday in New York to unveil its 2013-14 schedule, launching four new comedies and a drama in the fall. Greg Garcia's new Will Arnett comedy The Millers nabs the prime post-Big Bang
- Lesley Goldberg
May 13th, 2013, 11:20am– On Saturday Rupert Grint attended The Door Youth Project Charity Concert at the Sub Rooms in Stroud. He was there to support his sister Samantha who was playing with her band Ghost of Samantha. Today, we have several pictures from the event of Rupert politely taking pictures with fans and performers. He is looking happy and it is so lovely to see him support his family in all their endeavours. Stroud FM (a community readio station) was on hand to report on all the music, and they’ve been kind enough to upload some pictures of our boy, taken by Tammy Lynn Kwan. BKA5CrRCEAELphP.jpg large Rupert‘s appearance at the event also made the local news and Stroud News & Journal describes Rupert like this: Wearing a black t-shirt with ‘Hormones’ written across in the style of the famous Ramones logo, skinny jeans and a hoodie, »
CBS is using the big guns of Hollywood: Jerry Bruckheimer, Chuck Lorre, Greg Garcia and David E. Kelley, to usher in more star power and hopefully continued ratings dominance for the 2013-14 series pickups. You can expect eight new series, including three dramas and five comedies that boast Robin Williams, Will Arnett and Marg Helgenberger to name a few. Dead on the vine: Say goodbye to CSI: NY, Rules of Engagement, Vegas and Golden Boy. New to look forward too: "Reckless" is a sexy legal show set in Charleston, S.C., where the classic northsouth opposites attract plot point is in play, as two lawyers have to deal with their intense attraction as they clash over a police sex »
- April Neale
CBS has entered the pilot pickup mayhem, adding six new shows to the network's already-crowded roster. And what shows!
The four comedy pilots going forward are "Crazy Ones" (starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar), "The Millers" (with Will Arnett), "Mom" from Chuck Lorre and "We Are Men" (with Jerry O'Connell and Tony Shalhoub).
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Executive producer: David E. Kelley
What it is: Set in the world of advertising, this comedy focuses on the relationship between a father and daughter
"We Are Men"
Executive producer: Rob Greenberg
What it is: After being dumped at or near the altar, »
CBS started handing out its series orders on Friday (May 10) afternoon, with what is already the more talent-laden slate of the pre-upfronts madness. In front of the camera, CBS' new offerings feature stars including Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Faris, Will Arnett, Josh Holloway, Marge Helgenberger, Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan. Behind the camera, the new shows come from familiar names like Jerry Bruckheimer, Chuck Lorre, Greg Garcia and David E. Kelley. And, interestingly, this initial round of pickups doesn't include a slew of the very highest profile pilots in CBS' development, including "Bad Teacher" on »
- Daniel Fienberg
CBS has decided on some of its pickups for the 2013–14 season, sources confirm this afternoon. So far on the network's yes list: •Hostages, a drama starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott as people enmeshed in a government hostage crisis. Collette plays a surgeon who's operating on the president, and McDermott plays an FBI agent. •Intelligence, a drama starring Josh Holloway as a "U.S. Cyber Command" agent with a microchip in his head that lets him "access the entire electromagnetic spectrum." Oy. •We Are Men, a comedy starring Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, and Jerry O'Connell as divorced guys living in the same apartment complex. •Mom, a comedy from Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney. (We liked it!) •The Millers, a comedy from Greg Garcia, starring Will Arnett and Margo Martindale. Arnett plays a recently divorced man trying to keep the end of his marriage a secret from his parents. »
- Margaret Lyons
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