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Rogers’ first appearance will take place on Thursday, November 15, according to ABC Soaps In Depth, which first reported the news.
The elusive Wsb agent was last seen fleeing Port Charles earlier this year in search of his “son” Ethan, a sneaky plan devised by Luke — the boy’s actual father — as a way to help his friend find a reason to live after Robin’s death.
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- Megan Masters
ABC has purchased a comedy project to be executive-produced by Ben Stiller, a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap. The series, entitled "Complikated," will star Bonnie Hunt as Kate, a confidently insecure woman with a complicated life. Hunt, who previously starred in "The Bonnie Hunt Show," is also co-writing with her Bob & Alice Productions partner Don Lake. Also read: Ben Stiller to Receive American Cinematheque Awards Stiller's Red Hour Television is developing the project with Bob & Alice. Red Hour's Debbie Liebling and Stuart Cornfeld will also executive-produce. Deadline first reported the news of »
- Tim Kenneally
Exclusive: Ben Stiller is teaming with another comedy multihyphenate, Bonnie Hunt, for a comedy project at ABC that will star the comedienne. Hunt will write the half-hour, titled compliKATEd, with her writing partner and frequent collaborator Don Lake. The ensemble comedy centers on Kate (Hunt), a confidently insecure woman with a complicated life. It is produced by Stiller’s Red Hour Television, Hunt’s Bob & Alice Prods and ABC Studios, where Red Hour TV is under an overall deal. Hunt and Lake will executive produce with Red Hour TV’s Stiller, Debbie Liebling and Stuart Cornfeld. This marks Hunt’s return to ABC and ABC Studios, where she toplined the 2002 comedy series Life With Bonnie, also co-created/executive produced with Lake. The two also co-wrote together the 2006 ABC/ABC Studios comedy pilot Let Go, directed by and starring Hunt. This is the third ABC sale for Red Hour TV in its maiden development season, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Earlier this year we were starting to wonder what happened to Christopher Guest and his patented brand of mockumentary, which had been noticeably absent over the past few years. His last directorial effect was For Your Consideration back in 2006, and Eugene Levy had recently hinted that Guest and his merry band of comedians had all but given up on doing another mockumentary since the format has become so overused as of late -- especially on TV. Well, as they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. It turns out Guest is launching a new comedy series of his own called Family Tree, and HBO recently picked up the rights. Now this week we've learned who the primary cast members will be, and I think you can probably guess who some of them are. According to THR, HBO and BBC2 have ordered eight half-hour episodes of the single-camera series, which »
Look kids, Christopher Guest Casting Santa has been! Yes, back last month when HBO picked up the Waiting For Guffman / Best In Show filmmaker’s new mock-doc TV comedy we said our fingers were crossed that Guest would find room for some of his regular acting troupe. Imagine the smiles plastered across our gobs, then, when we learned that Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. will all show up in recurring roles.The show, called Family Tree, will focus on Tom Chadwick (Chris O’Dowd) who loses both his job and his girlfriend. At a loose end, he decides to start exploring his family heritage, a quest spurred on after he receives a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. As a result, he learns about the weird and wonderful family he’s a part of.McKean will be Tom’s father, Begley is on to »
Christopher Guest has enlisted a roster of familiar faces for his upcoming HBO documentary-style comedy series Family Tree. Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. have boarded the series in recurring roles, while Don Lake has booked a guest gig, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The project centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick (Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd) who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. Unsure of his identity, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters -- as well as
- Lesley Goldberg
6 items from 2012
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