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Exclusive: Saturday Night Live alumna Maya Rudolph is returning to NBC with a new variety series project produced by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels, this time in primetime. The network has ordered a pilot for a variety series headlined by Rudolph. I hear the plan is to air the pilot as a special after the Winter Olympics. Rudolph is executive producing with Michaels, Erin David and Dave Becky. The project has been in the works for several months. When NBC comedy series Up All Night, in which Rudolph co-starred with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, did not go forward with the planned multi-camera revamp in February, Rudolph, along with her co-stars, began fielding pilot offers. Rudolph didn’t entertain them, indicating to studios and networks that she was interested in doing a variety show instead. NBC was among several suitors who began pursuing the project, leading to the pilot order. This »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Sean Giambrone could well succeed Frankie Muniz, Fred Savage and other fondly remembered child stars in his role as video-camera-toting Adam on ABC's new, fact-inspired '80s sitcom "The Goldbergs," which premieres Tuesday (Sept. 24).
The 14-year-old is standing in for series creator Adam F. Goldberg on camera, and his adult self (voiced by Patton Oswalt) narrates the show. Comparisons to "The Wonder Years" are likely inevitable, but Giambrone's infectious enthusiasm helps "The Goldbergs" stand on its own.
He's one of Zap2it's Ones to Watch for the 2013-14 season ... and he may be young, but as he tells us, he has definite ideas about what he likes.
What's the current home-screen picture on your phone?A picture of Woody from "Toy Story" relaxing.
What are your can't-miss TV shows?"Suits," "The Americans" and "Spongebob SquarePants."
The Bake Off is back and dangerous. And Ade Adepitan's Nigerian journey was essential viewing
The Great British Bake Off (BBC2) | iPlayer
Ade Adepitan: Journey of My Lifetime (C4) | 4Od
Under the Dome (C5) | Demand 5
Any doubts over whether The Great British Bake Off, now a mere four series in, is anything less than Our Entire Country, Encapsulated (unless you're a chippy Scot, or a randy Welsho, or a problem Irish) was dispelled this week by some information. There is, apparently, a drinking game associated with it, and it's a huge hit on Facebook and Twitter. Suggestions are along the lines of "Drink one finger for every proud relative present" and "Drink two fingers for every use of the word 'gloopy'".
You need venture no further, you damned sociologists, in attempting to skewer "Britain: 2013. Whither?" than realising that there is a significant part of the population which spends Tuesday nights, »
- Euan Ferguson
Reggie: "Matt Henry for me is incredibly exciting and he dances like everyone in my family at family parties - which I love! Matt's family were one of the loudest families - they all completely snowballed me and jumped all over me."
Holly: "Matt »
The Voice UK begins its Knockout Rounds in tomorrow night's show (June 1).
Each singer will choose one song to try and reach a spot in the Live Shows.
However, one artist from each team will be given a 'Fast Pass' by their coach, being put automatically through before even performing.
The remaining singers will then be placed into two groups of three to sing off against each other, with only one from each group advancing.
The artists will not know who they are up against until they're selected to enter the stage. Once two finalists are chosen, the 'Fast Pass' singers from that »
Exclusive: When NBC’s Up All Night started to implode this month following the departure of Christina Applegate, co-stars Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph immediately began fielding pilot offers. Arnett settled on a pilot, picking Greg Garcia’s untitled CBS project, while Rudolph has been passing on pilot offers — about five of them. I hear the Saturday Night Live alumna instead wants to topline a variety show, and multiple networks and studios are interested. I hear suitors include 20th Century Fox, ABC and NBC. Rudolph, daughter of soul singer Minnie Riperton, brought a lot of variety elements to NBC’s late-night comedy series SNL during her seven-year stint there. Her memorable impersonations and original characters often included music performances, including her recurring gig as Beyoncé Knowles in the Prince Show sketches. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Love Song Yearbook: Ten Songs That Shaped My Idea of Love "I tried to convince him that music made you feel stuff, preferably stuff that would make him take his clothes off." by Philippa Van Loon The music we like when we're young shapes us in a lot of ways. It might give you a lifelong disrespect for The Man, or it might make you a hopeless romantic. In Love Song Yearbook, we're interested in what songs shaped your idea of love at different ages. Want to submit your own Love Song Yearbook? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Love Song Yearbook" in the subject line. Age five - "Loving You," Minnie Riperton My parents have never played a lot of music, so I don't feel like I've been influenced that much by them. However, one of the earliest memories [...] »
- Philippa Van Loon
7 items from 2013
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