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Untitled Seth MacFarlane TV Show Gains Jon Favreau As Director

25 August 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It bodes well for your television project if it attracts the filmmaker that kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe to direct the pilot episode – and that’s exactly the kind of boost currently being enjoyed by Seth MacFarlane and Fox, as Iron Man director Jon Favreau signs on to shepherd MacFarlane’s new sci-fi series onto the air. It does not yet have a title, but the show will be the first live-action dramedy that the Family Guy creator has delivered for the network.

There are no specific plot details available, beyond the fact that it will apparently be set 300 years in the future, aboard an exploratory ship named Orville. Seth MacFarlane will star in the show as the ship’s captain, Ed. He will be joined by Adrianne Palicki as his ex-wife and First Officer, Scott Grimes as his best friend and pilot, and Peter Macon and J. Lee in supporting roles. »

- Sarah Myles

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Jon Favreau to direct Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming sci-fi TV series

24 August 2016 9:41 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Jungle Book and Iron Man director Jon Favreau is lined up to direct the very first episode of Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane’s untitled TV show over at Fox.

The show was originally announced back in May and is set three centuries in the future following the crew of the motley exploratory ship Orville as they explore the challenges of space and co-habituating with their colleagues. The hour-long live-action series will star MacFarlane opposite Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee.

The Hollywood Reporter adds that Favreau will then stay on the show in an executive producer capacity after helming the pilot episode.

Favreau has previously directed episodes of the NBC series Revolution and About a Boy, as well as a 2013 episode of The Office.

Shooting on the new Fox sci-fi show kicks off in the new year.

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- Paul Heath

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Jon Favreau to direct pilot for Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi/dramedy series

24 August 2016 7:12 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is currently hard at work developing his latest project for Fox, a sci-fi/dramedy series by the name of Orville, and he's just secured the talents of The Jungle Book's Jon Favreau to direct the pilot. The hour-long series has already been given a thirteen-epside order and Favreau will remain on board as an executive producer as well as serving as a... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Jon Favreau to Direct First Episode of Seth MacFarlane Fox Comedy Series

24 August 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jon Favreau will direct and executive produce the first episode of Seth MacFarlane‘s new Fox comedy series, TheWrap has learned. The director will then stay on as a consultant, since the project was ordered direct-to-series. The untitled series is set 300 years in the future. It follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Also Read: Disney's 'The Jungle Book' Rules Fandango's Weekend Ticket Sales MacFarlane stars on the show, along with Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee, all playing members of the ship’s crew. The 13-episode, »

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Jon Favreau To Direct Seth MacFarlane’s Space Comedic Drama Series For Fox

24 August 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Iron Man and The Jungle Book helmer Jon Favreau has signed on to direct and executive produce the first episode of Fox’s untitled live-action hourlong comedic drama created by and starring Seth MacFarlane. Favreau then will stay on as a consultant on the project, which has a straight-to-series order. Set in space 300 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. MacFarlane… »

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TV News Roundup: Bella Thorne Producing Lifetime Movie, Michael Phelps To Co-Host ‘America’s Got Talent’

24 August 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As if record-breaking gold medals aren’t enough, Michael Phelps has added the title of reality show co-host to his list of accomplishments. Also in today’s TV news roundup, Bella Thorne is signed on to executive produce a Lifetime movie, starring Cierra Ramirez and Gregg Sulkin.

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Lifetime has greenlit TV movie “Drink, Slay, Love,” which is based on the Ya vampire novel of the same name. Bella Thorne is attached as an executive producer and Vanessa Parise will direct the project that hails from Sepia Films and Just Singer Entertainment. Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters”), Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It”) and Zach Peladeau (“i-Zombie”) will star. The TV movie is set to debut in 2017.

We tv has ordered a new unscripted series, “Hustle & Soul,” which will follow the owner and head chef of Brooklyn’s Pink Tea Cup on his quest to receive the prestigious Michelin Star. The network has ordered six, hourlong »

- Arya Roshanian

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Emmys 2016: ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Show Off Animation’s Softer Side

24 August 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

From opening theme to closing credits, “The Answer” is eleven minutes—but as with most episodes of “Steven Universe,” its emotional reach seems infinite. Even the title card is immaculate, clothes on the line and leaves in the trees rustling under a midnight moon. In the Emmy-nominated Short Form Animated Series, the most ravishing approach to the art form currently on television, each frame, ant-like, carries many times its own weight, and together the images foster a kind of communal spirit. Down to the frogs and fireflies in an untouched forest, or the fusion of two characters into one, in “The Answer” “Steven Universe” reaffirms its faith in the additive power of cooperation, a children’s series with potent insights for adults.

Created by “Adventure Time” veteran Rebecca Sugar, “Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network), which began its fourth season earlier this month, features a complex feminist mythos: The fantastical Crystal Gems, »

- Matt Brennan

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Emmys 2016: ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Show Off Animation’s Softer Side

24 August 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From opening theme to closing credits, “The Answer” is eleven minutes—but as with most episodes of “Steven Universe,” its emotional reach seems infinite. Even the title card is immaculate, clothes on the line and leaves in the trees rustling under a midnight moon. In the Emmy-nominated Short Form Animated Series, the most ravishing approach to the art form currently on television, each frame, ant-like, carries many times its own weight, and together the images foster a kind of communal spirit. Down to the frogs and fireflies in an untouched forest, or the fusion of two characters into one, in “The Answer” “Steven Universe” reaffirms its faith in the additive power of cooperation, a children’s series with potent insights for adults.

Created by “Adventure Time” veteran Rebecca Sugar, “Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network), which began its fourth season earlier this month, features a complex feminist mythos: The fantastical Crystal Gems, »

- Matt Brennan

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Orville: Peter Macon and J Lee Join Seth MacFarlane's New Fox Comedy

23 August 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Peter Macon and J Lee have been cast in series regular roles opposite Seth MacFarlane in his new Orville TV series on Fox, according to Deadline. MacFarlane created the show, wrote the pilot, and is executive producing.The new duo joins Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes, who were previously cast. The 13-episode comedy drama received a straight-to-series order from the network, in May. Expect Orville to premiere in the 2017-18 television season.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Peter Macon &J Lee Join Seth MacFarlane’s Sci-Fi Dramedy, ‘Orville’

22 August 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Peter Macon and J Lee have both joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming new hour-long drama for Fox, “Orville” – a 13-episode straight-to-series pick-up by the network that is set 300 years in the future. The story follows the… Continue Reading → »

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Parks and Recreation actor Jim O’Heir joins Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky

22 August 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actor Jim O’Heir took to social media on Sunday to announce that he will soon be shipping out to Atlanta, Georgia to work on Steven Soderbergh’s directorial return, Logan Lucky. While he didn’t offer up any clues as to who he’ll be playing in the 2017 heist film, he did mention that he’ll be needed “for a couple of weeks” of shooting, which could mean that he has a fairly sizable role. Read the actor’s message below…

O’Heir is best known for playing inept government employee and lovable punching bag Jerry Gergich on Parks and Recreation for seven seasons, but the actor has a multitude of other credits to his name, including roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Veep.

He will be sharing the screen with some of the hottest stars in Hollywood right now, including Channing Tatum »

- Justin Cook

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Peter Macon & J Lee Join Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Series ‘Orville’

19 August 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peter Macon and J Lee (Family Guy) have been cast as series regulars opposite Seth MacFarlane in Orville, his 13-episode straight-to-series hourlong comedic drama for Fox. Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before. Macon and… »

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David Denman Joins Channing Tatum in ‘Logan Lucky’

15 August 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Outcast” star David Denman has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s heist drama “Logan Lucky” opposite Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Hillary Swank and Adam Driver.

Variety first reported in February that Soderbergh had ended his three-year retirement from directing films with Tatum attached to star and Gregory Jacobs producing. Riley Keough and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane have also joined the cast.

The story, written by Rebecca Blunt, centers on a group of friends plotting to pull off a major robbery at a Nascar speedway. Denman will be playing a car dealership owner who’s married to the ex-girlfriend of Tatum’s character.

Denman’s credits include Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” and Jason Reitman’s “Men, Woman and Children.” He stars in Cinemax’s “Outcast,” which has been renewed for a second season, and is currently in production on Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” movie as Sam Scott, »

- Dave McNary

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Watch The The Olympics TV Spot For Sing

5 August 2016 5:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Illumination Entertainment has debuted the new Olympics TV spot for the animated Sing, which you can check out below.

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history.  Following the release of The Secret Life Of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays.  Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in an animated feature about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above »

- Kellvin Chavez

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S.H.I.E.L.D.: Chloe Bennet Talks Daisy's Rogue Existence, Quake's True Agenda

5 August 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Daisy Johnson will be shaking things up in Season 4 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — the question is, to what end?

RelatedAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4: Is [Spoiler] No Longer to Be Trusted?!

Following the six-month end-of-season time jump, the newspaper headlines spoke for themselves: Is the Inhuman dubbed “Quake” a rogue or hero, given her association with a string of seismic, nationwide events?

Chloe Bennet tells TVLine that Daisy, as she still calls herself, “is much more thoughtful than th at,” to simply make (or shake) mayhem. That things may not be as they seem.

“You’ll see coming »

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Daisy Ridley Eyes ‘Chaos Walking,’ ‘James White’ Director Jumps to ‘James Ellis,’ and More

5 August 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A popular trend for young, rising actors is to take on the Ya novel franchise, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley is following suit. According to Variety, the young star has joined Lionsgate for an adaptation of Chaos Walking, which is set in a world where all living things can hear each other’s thoughts. The novel are a — wait for it — trilogy, so clearly the studio wants this thing to take off, but the big question will be if Ridley can balance it with the demands of the Star Wars saga commitment. Despite this traditional choice, however, Ridley continues to mix her growing filmography palette with interesting choices, as she can be heard narrating a documentary on a young Mongolian eagle huntress soon, as well as starring in a reimagining of Hamlet from Ophelia’s perspective.

Steven Soderbergh continues to expand his already-star studded next feature Logan Lucky, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky Cast Now Includes Brian Gleeson

4 August 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seemed almost inevitable that Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh would return to feature films eventually, after his much publicized retirement announcement, and it was also inevitable that such a return would involve a heist of some kind. That’s exactly what Logan Lucky will deliver, along with an all-star cast that now includes Brian Gleeson.

The actor will soon be seen in Assassin’s Creed, but in Logan Lucky he will play Sam Bang – brother of the characters that are to be played by Daniel Craig and Jack Quaid. Presumably, these are the brothers at the centre of the film’s premise, which sees them try to successfully complete a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina. In addition to Brian Gleeson (son of Brendan, brother of Domhnall), Daniel Craig and Jack Quaid, the cast includes Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Katherine Heigl, Riley Keough, Katherine Waterston, Seth MacFarlane, »

- Sarah Myles

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ABC head: Don't count out Palicki and Blood returning to 'S.H.I.E.L.D'

4 August 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Never say die. This was essentially the message of ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey at the Television Critics Association press tour about the potential return of Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This comes after the planned spinoff, Marvel's Most Wanted, was scrapped, leaving Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse out in the cold. “The characters were disavowed,” Dungey said. “But I never underestimate Marvel’s ability to bring people back.” Palicki’s return to the superhero show might be slightly challenging. The actress has already signed on to Seth MacFarlane’s untitled space dramedy on Fox as a series regular. So her dance card could be full. While Marvel's Most Wanted didn't make the cut, Dungey indicated that this didn't mark the end of their efforts to pursue superhero projects. She noted that the network is involved in ongoing discussions with the Marvel folks regarding additional shows »

- David Eckstein

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Sean Penn To Guest Star On ‘Family Guy’ Anti-Vaccination Episode

3 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sean Penn will be doing his first TV guest spot since 2004 this fall, thanks  to “Family Guy.” Entertainment Weekly reports that the Oscar winner will appear on the episode titled “Hot Shots,” which will be taking a few kicks at the anti-vaccination movement.

Penn will play himself in the animated comedy. The plot includes Peter and Lois deciding not to vaccinate Stewie, much to Brian’s displeasure. Though, when a pandemic breaks out in Quahog, the actor must persuade the Griffins that it would be a huge mistake to listen to the anti-vaccination propaganda. Penn’s son, Hopper, is also contributing to the episode as a charismatic cult leader.

“Brian is, as you would expect, incredulous that Peter and Lois would fall for, as Peter says, Dr. Jenny McCarthy,” “Family Guy” executive producer Richard Appel told EW. “But Brian alone is unable to persuade them. And then, when things go »

- Liz Calvario

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Sean Penn To Guest Star On ‘Family Guy’ Anti-Vaccination Episode

3 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sean Penn will be doing his first TV guest spot since 2004 this fall, thanks  to “Family Guy.” Entertainment Weekly reports that the Oscar winner will appear on the episode titled “Hot Shots,” which will be taking a few kicks at the anti-vaccination movement.

Penn will play himself in the animated comedy. The plot includes Peter and Lois deciding not to vaccinate Stewie, much to Brian’s displeasure. Though, when a pandemic breaks out in Quahog, the actor must persuade the Griffins that it would be a huge mistake to listen to the anti-vaccination propaganda. Penn’s son, Hopper, is also contributing to the episode as a charismatic cult leader.

“Brian is, as you would expect, incredulous that Peter and Lois would fall for, as Peter says, Dr. Jenny McCarthy,” “Family Guy” executive producer Richard Appel told EW. “But Brian alone is unable to persuade them. And then, when things go »

- Liz Calvario

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