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Scott Foley to Star as FBI Agent in ABC Dramedy Pilot From Scrubs Creator

Scott Foley to Star as FBI Agent in ABC Dramedy Pilot From Scrubs Creator
Scott Foley is sticking with ABC… and he wants to hang onto that government pension, too.

The Scandal veteran has signed on to star in the ABC action dramedy pilot Whiskey Cavalier, according to our sister site Deadline, with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence onboard as an executive producer. Foley will play FBI agent Will Chase — code name: Whiskey Cavalier — who partners up with a CIA operative to lead a team of spies that saves the world, one mission at a time.

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Scott Foley To Star In FBI-cia Action-Comedy Set At ABC As Put Pilot From Bill Lawrence & Dave Hemingson

Exclusive: As Scandal is wrapping its seven-season run on ABC, the network has moved in to secure the next starring vehicle of cast member Scott Foley. In a competitive situation with multiple networks interested, ABC has landed Whiskey Cavalier, an hourlong action-dramedy project executive produced by Bill Lawrence, which has Foley attached to star and produce. The project, from writer Dave Hemingson, Warner Bros. TV and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer Prods., has…
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‘Chunk & Bean’: ABC Comedy Pilot Finds Its Bean; Also Casts Sofia Gonzalez

ABC has found its Bean. Thirteen-year-old Simon Belz has been tapped to co-star as title character Bean (aka Ed Rogerson) in ABC's single-camera comedy pilot Chunk & Bean. In addition, Sofia Gonzalez (Barely Famous) has joined as a series regular. Written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of Chunk and Bean, two misfits who benefit from having two very different sets…
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Chuck & Bean: Breaking Bad Alum Cast in ABC Comedy Pilot

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Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn has been cast in the Chunk & Bean TV series comedy pilot at ABC. She joins the previously-cast Adam Rodriguez. The comedy hails from writers Ed Herro (of the cancelled series, The Neighbors) and Brian Donovan, who will executive produce with Dave Hemingson (of the cancelled Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 TV show). Grandfathered's Chris Koch is set to direct.

Chunk & Bean features the friendship of misfits named Chunk and Bean, who reap the blessings of having two contrasting families living next door. Per TV Line, Gunn will play Chunk's tough but fair psychologist-mom, Connie Dawson, who works in her home office.

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Comedian Andy Daly Joins ABC Family Comedy Pilot ‘Chunk & Bean’

Comedian Andy Daly Joins ABC Family Comedy Pilot ‘Chunk & Bean’
Andy Daly has joined the growing ensemble of ABC’s family comedy pilot “Chunk & Bean,” Variety has learned.

The comedian will co-star alongside the previously announced Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) and Adam Rodriguez (“Empire”).

“Chunk & Bean” centers on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Daly will play Stuart Dawson, Chunk’s father and Anna Gunn’s on-screen husband.

Ed Herro and Brian Donovan created “Chunk & Bean,” which is based on their childhood. The duo will exec produce the single-cam comedy, along with Dave Hemingson.

Daly’s casting in the network pilot comes the day after he agreed to a shortened limited third season of his Comedy Central series “Review,” which will be the final season of the mockumentary laffer. Daly’s other recent TV credits include “Grandfathered,” “Black-ish,” “Silicon Valley,” “The League,
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Andy Daly To Co-Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Chunk & Bean’

Andy Daly will co-star opposite Anna Gunn in ABC's single-camera comedy pilot Chunk & Bean. Written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Daly will play Chuck’s dad, Stuart Dawson, who is married to Dr. Connie Dawson (Gunn). In addition to Gunn, Daly…
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‘Breaking Bad’ Alum Anna Gunn Cast in ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Chunk & Bean’

‘Breaking Bad’ Alum Anna Gunn Cast in ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Chunk & Bean’
Anna Gunn has joined the cast of ABC family comedy pilot “Chunk & Bean,” Variety has learned.

The “Breaking Bad” alum joins the previously announced Adam Rodriguez (“CSI: Miami,” “Empire”), who will also co-star in the potential series.

Hailing from “The Neighbors” alums Ed Herro and Brian Donovan, “Chunk & Bean” centers on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Gunn will play Chuck’s mother, Connie Dawson.

The single-cam comedy will be exec produced by Herro, Donovan and Dave Hemingson.

Gunn is repped by ICM.
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Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn Joins ABC Comedy Pilot Chunk & Bean

Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn Joins ABC Comedy Pilot Chunk & Bean
Breaking Bad vet Anna Gunn is taking a walk on the lighter side, joining ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Chunk & Bean, TVLine has learned.

The project, written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and executive-produced by How I Met Your Mother co-ep Dave Hemingson, centers on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other.

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Emmy-winner Gunn will play Connie Dawson, Chunk’s stern but (mostly) fair mother, a
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Anna Gunn To Co-Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Chunk & Bean’

Breaking Bad and Deadwood alumna Anna Gunn is taking a comedic turn with ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Chunk & Bean. Written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Gunn will play Dr. Connie Dawson, Chuck’s stern but (mostly) fair mother, a…
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Adam Rodriguez To Co-Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Chunk & Bean’

CSI: Miami alum Adam Rodriguez is set for a co-starring role in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Chunk & Bean. Written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Rodriguez plays Jim Rogerson. First-time developers Herro and Donovan, who penned the script…
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ABC Picks Up Two Family Comedy Pilots

ABC Picks Up Two Family Comedy Pilots
ABC has picked up two family-centric comedy pilots from ABC Studios, the network announced Monday.

“Chunk and Bean,” which is written and produced by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan, centers on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. The single-camera comedy is also exec produced by Dave Hemingson.

Herro and Donovan previously wrote for ABC’s alien comedy “The Neighbors,” while Hemingson has served as consulting producer on the network’s “Black-ish” and exec produced the shortlived but critically beloved “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23.”

“Square Roots,” written and exec produced by “Black-ish” and “The Middle” producer Vijal Patel, focuses on a man from a family of logic driven engineers who is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues — whether they like it or not.
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ABC Orders ‘Chunk & Bean’ & ‘Square Roots’ Comedy Pilots

ABC has given pilot orders to two single-camera projects: Chunk & Bean, written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, and Square Roots, written exec produced by Vijal Patel. Both hail from ABC sibling ABC Studios. Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. First-time developers Herro and…
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‘Black-ish’ Writer’s Comedy Pilot Ordered by ABC

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‘Black-ish’ Writer’s Comedy Pilot Ordered by ABC
ABC has given pilot orders to two single-camera comedies. “Square Roots” focuses on a man from a family of logic driven engineers is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues. The pilot is written and executive produced by “Black-ish” co-executive producer and writer Vijal Patel. “Chunk & Bean,” from writers and executive producers Ed Herro and Brian Donovan is about two friends who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Dave Hemingson (“The B— In Apartment 23”) is also executive producers. Also Read: 7 TCA Takeaways:.
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Todd Holland & Karey Burke’s Company Inks ABC Studios Overall Deal

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Todd Holland and Karey Nixon Burke’s Dark Toy Entertainment is setting up shop at ABC Studios with a two-year overall deal. The duo launched their company four years ago and had been based at Universal TV with two back-to-back overall deals. The move to ABC Studios stems from Dark Toy’s collaboration with the studio on the NBC comedy pilot The Pro starring Rob Lowe and Rob Riggle and directed by Holland. The project was set up as a co-production between ABC Studios, where the project’s writers, Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory, are based, and Universal TV, where Lowe and Dark Toy were under deals. “We had a fantastic experience working with them on The Pro and are so excited to work with them developing both comedy and drama projects for the studio,” ABC Studios topper Patrick Moran said. At Uni TV, Dark Toy produced comedy series Go On and Free Agents.
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Julie Plec Inks New Overall Deal WIth Warner Bros TV

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Exclusive: Warner Bros TV is making sure one of the studio’s most prolific writer-producers, Julie Plec, is staying in the fold with a rich new three-year overall deal. Plec serves as showrunner on two Wbtv series, The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff The Originals, both of which already have been renewed for next season. She developed The Vampire Diaries, based on the Alloy books, with Kevin Williamson and created The Originals. Additionally, she executive produces the CW/Wbtv freshman drama The Tomorrow People, giving her three drama series on the air this season, the most for a writing producer on broadcast TV. Under the new pact, Plec will continue as showrunner on The Vampire Diaries, the CW’s highest-rated series, as well as The Originals, the network’s top freshman series, and will develop new projects in addition to executive producing The Tomorrow People if it goes to a second season.
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Dave Hemingson Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

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Exclusive: Comedy writer-producer Dave Hemingson has closed an overall deal at ABC Studios after a decade-long stint at 20th Century Fox TV. The signing is part of a roster-building effort on the part of ABC Studios, which is looking to bring in several high-level writers heading into next season. At 20th TV, Hemingson most recently served as executive producer/co-showrunner on the studio’s upcoming CBS multi-camera comedy series Friends with Better Lives alongside creator Dana Klein. He previously served in the same capacity on 20th TV’s single-camera comedy series Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 for ABC and Traffic Light for Fox. Hemingson also worked on 20th TV’s animated comedies Family Guy and American Dad, live-action comedy How I Met Your Mother and drama Lie To Me. He created several projects that were picked up to pilot, two of which — the 2005 single-camera comedy Kitchen Confidential
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CBS’ ‘How I Met Your Mother’ to Get Hourlong Series Finale

CBS’ ‘How I Met Your Mother’ to Get Hourlong Series Finale
CBS has set an earlier-than-expected series finale date for laffer “How I Met Your Mother,” and will use the show to launch new comedy “Friends With Better Lives.”

The hourlong “HIMYM” finale will air from 8 to p.m. on March 31, with Twentieth Century Fox Television’s “Friends With Better Lives” following at 9 p.m. before moving to its regular 8:30 p.m. timeslot the following week.

Beginning April 14, “2 Broke Girls,” currently airing at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, will kick off the night’s comedy block, followed by “Friends With Better Lives,” “Mike & Molly” and “Mom.”

How I Met Your Mother” continues to be a strong ratings performer for CBS, and is its youngest-skewing show most weeks. It’s airing a full complement of episodes this season, so its early finish is something of a surprise. The net is likely hoping to establish “Friends With Better Lives” as something of
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Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt 23 Unaired Episodes Online

Fans of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 have a reason to celebrate. The final unaired episodes are available online. There are a lot of people out there who gripe a lot about ABC when it comes to their quick cancel moves (not that this one wasn’t given a decent chance), but this is a cool effort, even if cynics are going to call it a last ditch hope at some ad money, and it’s one that I hope is the start of a growing trend.

With all the possibilities available these days, why wouldn’t you give fans a shot at getting those episodes that never made it to air? Why isn’t everyone doing this?

Check out the full info below, and let me know where you are on this one. Will you watch? Do you not really care anymore since the show is done?
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Sarah Michelle Gellar back on TV – Goes From Ringer to Parenthood-Themed Comedy?

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Some people belong on television. In my humble opinion, Sarah Michelle Gellar is one of those people. With the moody CW soap Ringer dead and buried after just one season, is Gellar ready for her next come-back?

According to the new TV Line exclusive, there’s a new half-hour comedy in the works and it’s got Gellar’s name all over it. I’m glad, of course, but my initial concern is, a comedy? Really?

The series, which is as of yet untitled, is being developed over at 20th Century Fox TV, which boys and girls, was also home to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oooo! I can’t get a feel for whether this is clean fun, or one of those sitcoms that would air closer to my bedtime. Still, it has a family centric plot. It details the crazy capers parents can get caught up in when their kids are not at home.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Eyes TV Return With Comedy Vehicle

Sarah Michelle Gellar Eyes TV Return With Comedy Vehicle
Sarah Michelle Gellar could soon be headed back to television. The actress, whose CW vehicle Ringer was canceled at the end of last season, is eying a comedy currently in development at 20th Century Fox TV. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Gellar is circling the role of a wife in the sitcom about what parents do while they're kids aren't at home -- as first reported by TVLine. Men at Work staff writer Shepard Boucher penned the spec script, and David Hemingson (Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) and Margaret Riley (Love and Other Drugs) are attached as EPs. Should

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