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Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want

Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want
Paramount Players, the new Paramount Pictures division aimed at developing movies based on properties owned by parent company Viacom, is putting together What Men Want, a gender-swapped remake of What Women Want, the 2000 romantic comedy starring Mel Gibson, with Taraji P. Henson set to star. While it doesn't seem that there is a writer or director on board at this stage, Paramount is already putting this project on the fast track, setting a January 11, 2019 release date. The original movie starred Mel Gibson as a chauvinistic man who begins to hear what women are really thinking about, which will be turned on its ear in this remake.

The story centers on Taraji P. Henson's character, a female sports agent who is always getting bested by her male colleagues. After she gains the power to hear what men are really thinking about, she uses this unique ability to her advantage, as
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TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More

TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More
Kristin Chenoweth is about to discover she’s The Real Fairy Godmother. (Where do we sign up to be one of her charges?)

The actress will star in the ABC single-camera comedy from her Hairspray Live! collaborators/executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPushing DaisiesKristin Chenoweth Recalls a Spectacular, On-Set Pie Fail

In the project — which has received a put-pilot commitment from the network — Chenoweth plays a self-absorbed “real housewife” who learns that she’s descended from a secret order of fairy godmothers, and must use her magical abilities to help those in need.
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ABC Nabs ‘The Real Fairy Godmother’ Comedy Starring Kristin Chenoweth From Craig Zadan & Neil Meron As Put Pilot

ABC Nabs ‘The Real Fairy Godmother’ Comedy Starring Kristin Chenoweth From Craig Zadan & Neil Meron As Put Pilot
In a competitive situation, ABC has landed The Real Fairy Godmother, a single-camera comedy starring Kristin Chenoweth and executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, which has received a put pilot commitment. Written by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, with ‘Til Death creators Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith serving as showrunners, The Real Fairy Godmother centers on a self-absorbed "real housewife" (Chenoweth) who learns that she's descended from a secret order of…
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Newswire: Today in “why not”: 13 Going On 30 is being turned into a musical

13 Going On 30—the Big rip-off that’s an enduring reminder of Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo’s collective appeal—is being turned into a Broadway musical, according to Deadline. The site reports that the movie’s screenwriters, Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, are tackling the book, while the songs are being written by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner of First Date, which starred Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez and was tepidly received. The rom-com already has a showstopper built in, thanks to the protagonist’s enthusiasm for “Thriller;” presumably, Zachary and Weiner are cooking up some ’80s-esque number to bring down the house/avoid dealing with the Michael Jackson estate.

In the film, Garner plays teenager Jenna Rink, who, thanks to a wish and some magic, jumps ahead in time. She realizes she’s become a not-very-nice adult, who is still friends with her former tormenter (Judy Greer ...
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’13 Going On 30′ Going To Broadway; Revolution Preps Musical Take On 2004 Hit

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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Haley Joel Osment Toplines Indie Comedy ‘Jay Berger Wants To Be Your Friend’

Haley Joel Osment Toplines Indie Comedy ‘Jay Berger Wants To Be Your Friend’
Exclusive: Haley Joel Osment has landed the title role in Jay Berger Wants To Be Your Friend, an indie comedy from first-time feature director Josh Goldsmith. The R-rated pic centers on an adult who loves his old summer camp way too much. Paul Bernon and Sam Slater of Burn Later Productions (Drinking Buddies) are attached to produce. Goldsmith wrote the script with Cathy Yuspa; the pair also collaborated on What Women Want and 13 Going On 30. Osment has been busy lately…
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Nancy Lenehan Joins CBS Pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Nancy Lenehan Joins CBS Pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Nancy Lenehan has been cast as the family matriarch in “More Time with the Family,” the CBS comedy pilot executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

The half-hour multicamera project produced by 20th Century Fox Television stars Tom Papa as a husband and father who decides to make a career change so he can, as the show’s title suggests, spend more time with his family. Lenehan (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) will play Tom’s mother. Joe Pantoliano has already been cast as his father.

The cast also includes Alyson Hannigan, Jack Gore and Zoe Pessin.

Damon and Affleck are exec producing through their Pearl Street shingle. Scribes Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Papa will also exec produce with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman.

Lenehan is repped by Pakula/King & Associates, Imperium 7 Talent Agency and Meghan Schumacher Management.
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Wendell Pierce Boards CBS Pilot ‘The Odd Couple’; Nancy Lenehan In ‘More Time With Family’

Wendell Pierce (The Wire) has signed on to CBS‘ multi-camera comedy pilot The Odd Couple, a take on the Neil Simon classic. Co-written and executive produced by Matthew Perry, Odd Couple revolves around two mismatched roommates — the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). Pierce will play Teddy, a neurotic cop and a good buddy of Oscar’s who goes to his apartment every week for Game Night. Pierce, repped by Chris Schmidt at Paradigm and Donald Spradlin at Essential Talent, recently wrapped the fourth and final season of HBO’s Treme and will appear in a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Related: 2014 CBS Pilots Nancy Lenehan has been cast in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot More Time With Family, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and written/exec produced by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Based on the stand-up of Tom Papa and the experiences of Damon,
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Joe Pantoliano To Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘More Time With Family’

Exclusive: CBS‘ comedy pilot More Time With Family continues to add boldface names. Emmy-winning Sopranos alum Joe Pantoliano has joined the multi-camera project, toplined by Tom Papa and Alyson Hannigan, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, written/exec produced by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith and directed by James Burrows. Based on the stand-up of Papa and the experiences of Damon, the 20th TV-produced project centers on Tom (Papa), a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his family. Apa-repped Pantoliano plays Stan Rizzo, Tom’s brash, opinionated, old-school father. Related: 2014 CBS Pilots
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Pilot Roundup: Alyson Hannigan Joins Matt Damon/Ben Affleck Comedy, Octavia Spencer Set for Red Band Society, and Jason Isaacs Leads Dig

It’s pilot season, folks, and with that all the networks are putting together shows that they hope will make this year’s fall schedule. Briefly, here’s some of the latest casting news: Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) will stick around CBS, as the actress has joined the cast of the comedy pilot More Time with the Family, which boasts Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers. With the Murder She Wrote reboot now defunct, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will lead the potential Fox drama series Red Band Society. Jason Isaacs will star in the six-episode event series Dig on USA from Heroes creator Tim Kring. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects. Alyson Hannigan is looking to stay on CBS after the current final season of How I Met Your Mother comes to a close. Variety reports that Hannigan will play the female
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'How I Met Your Mother's' Alyson Hannigan stays at CBS with comedy pilot

With the end of "How I Met Your Mother" getting closer and closer -- the show had a table read for the series finale on Friday (Feb. 14) -- members of its cast are starting to find new jobs.

The latest one to find a new gig is Alyson Hannigan, and she's staying at CBS in a comedy pilot called "More Time with Family." The show stars and was co-created by comedian Tom Papa, who's playing a man who makes a career change in order to have more time with his wife, Cindy (Hannigan), and their kids.

Papa created the show with the husband-and-wife team of Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa ("The King of Queens," "13 Going on 30"). Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the show's executive producers, along with the three creators.

Hannigan is the second "Himym" regular to score a lead role in a pilot this week. She follows Cristin Milioti,
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Alyson Hannigan sticks with CBS for Affleck/Damon comedy pilot

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Alyson Hannigan sticks with CBS for Affleck/Damon comedy pilot
On the day that all of the "How I Met Your Mother" cast members were tweeting about the show's final table read, we can confirm that Alyson Hannigan is hoping to stick with the network, signing on for a comedy pilot.   CBS' "More Time With The Family" stars veteran comic Tom Papa, who co-wrote the semi-autobiographical script with Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Papa plays a man who changes jobs in order to spend time with his family, only to discover that nobody in his family particularly wanted that quality time.   I have few additional details other than that...
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'How I Met Your Mother' star Alyson Hannigan nabs female lead in Ben Affleck, Matt Damon-produced CBS pilot

'How I Met Your Mother' star Alyson Hannigan nabs female lead in Ben Affleck, Matt Damon-produced CBS pilot
Could Alyson Hannigan be coming back to TV after the end of How I Met Your Mother? Possibly.

EW has confirmed that the actress has nabbed the lead role in the CBS pilot More Time With Family, a multi-camera comedy produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

The pilot, which received a put pilot commitment (a “put pilot” increases the likelihood a project will receive a series order as the network faces penalties if it’s never aired) back in October, stars Tom Papa, who plays a man who undergoes a career change to spend more time at home with his family.
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Alyson Hannigan Cast in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s CBS Comedy

Alyson Hannigan Cast in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s CBS Comedy
Alyson Hannigan has joined the cast of CBS’ “More Time With Family,” a comedy hailing from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Laffer centers on Tom — played by Tom Papa — a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his family. Hannigan has been cast as Cindy, Tom’s wife.

Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Papa penned the pilot for “More Time” and are exec producing alongside Damon, Affleck, Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman. 20th Century Fox TV is producing the pilot.

A broadcast TV vet, Hannigan is best known for her roles in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” along with the “American Pie” film franchise.
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Alyson Hannigan Books First Gig After How I Met Your Mother: Get the Details on Her New Show From Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Alyson Hannigan is sticking with CBS. With How I Met Your Mother set to wrap up its nine-year run in March, the beloved CBS sitcom's stars are already plotting their next moves. Hannigan's post-himym gig? The actress has just joined CBS' comedy pilot More Time With Family, which comes from actor-comedian Tom Papa, the host of Marriage Ref. In the multi-cam comedy, Hannigan will take on the role of Cindy, the wife of Papa's character, who is a husband and father that makes a career change in order to spend more time with his family. (So basically the title of the show.) The More Time With Family pilot script was co-written by Papa, along with Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Serving as...
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Ben Affleck-Matt Damon’s CBS Comedy Casts Alyson Hannigan

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Ben Affleck-Matt Damon’s CBS Comedy Casts Alyson Hannigan
Alyson Hannigan is sticking with CBS for her post-”How I Met Your Mother” project. Hannigan has been cast to co-star alongside Tom Papa in CBS’s comedy “More Time With Family,” which counts Matt Damon and Ben Affleck among its executive producers. Also read: Pilot Season 2014: TheWrap’s Complete Network Guide The comedy stars Papa stars as Tom, a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his family. Hannigan, who’s preparing to wrap up her run on “How I Met Your Mother,” will play Tom’s wife Cindy. Papa is writing and
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Alyson Hannigan To Star In CBS’ Tom Papa Pilot Produced By Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

With How I Met Your Mother set to tape its final episode in less than two weeks, co-star Alyson Hannigan has been tapped for another CBS multi-camera comedy. Hannigan is set as the female lead opposite Tom Papa in the network’s high-profile pilot More Time With Family, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and written/exec produced by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Based on the stand-up of Papa and the experiences of Damon, More Time With Family centers on Tom (Papa), a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his family. Hannigan will play Tom’s wife Cindy. 20th Century Fox TV is producing. Apa-repped Hannigan, who is coming off two hit series back-to-back, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Himym, is the first original cast member of the long-running CBS comedy series to book a pilot. Recent cast addition Cristin Milioti
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CBS Orders Comedy Pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

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Former Bourne Matt Damon and future Batman Ben Affleck are set to team up once again, but this time for a multi-cam comedy on CBS. A pilot episode for More Time With Family has already been ordered by the network, and Damon and Affleck will executive produce through Pearl Street Films.

According to Variety, the project stars Tom Papa as a husband and father who makes a career change in order to spend more time with his family.

Papa co-wrote the pilot and worked with Damon in Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant! and Behind the Candelabra. The other writers are Josh Goldsmith (The King of Queens) and his wife/writing partner, Cathy Yuspa (What Women Want).

That’s all we know for now, but a project like this fits in nicely with the type of shows normally produced by CBS. As the network have ordered a “put pilot” (meaning they
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CBS Orders Pilot For Comedy From Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

CBS Orders Pilot For Comedy From Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s multi-cam comedy “More Time With Family” has nabbed a pilot order from CBS.

The high profile project stars Tom Papa as a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his fam. Papa penned the pilot along with Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Project received a put pilot commitment from the Eye in October.

20th Century Fox TV is producing “More Time,” with Damon and Affleck exec producing through Pearl Street Films, and Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman through 3 Arts.
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Ben Affleck-Matt Damon Comedy ‘More Time With Family’ Gets Pilot Order From CBS

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Ben Affleck-Matt Damon Comedy ‘More Time With Family’ Gets Pilot Order From CBS
CBS has given a pilot order to the comedy “More Time With Family,” which counts Ben Affleck and Matt Damon among its executive producers. The pilot will star Tom Papa, who starred opposite Damon in the 2009 film “The Informant,” as a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his family. Also read: Tea Leoni Tapped to Star in CBS Pilot ‘Madam Secretary’ Papa (pictured) is also writing and serving as an executive producer, with Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith also writing and executive producing. Damon and Affleck are executive producing for Pearl Street Films, with Dave.
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