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Man with a Plan, The Great Indoors: CBS Orders More Episodes for New Comedies

The laughs will continue at The Tiffany Network. CBS has given full season orders of 19 episodes each, to freshman comedy series Man with a Plan and The Great Indoors.Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Diana Maria Riva, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, and Hala Finley star in Man with a Plan. Jeff and Jackie Filgo, LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg, and Troy Zien executive produce for CBS Television Studios.The Great Indoors stars Joel McHale, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Susannah Fielding, Chris Williams, Christine Ko, Shaun Brown, and Stephen Fry. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris, and Andy Ackerman executive produce for CBS Television Studios.Read More…
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Man with a Plan: Season One Ratings

Matt LeBlanc is back on network television with Man with a Plan. He's had a pair of successful comedy TV shows (Friends and Episodes) but another one, Joey, didn't last. Will Man with a Plan be a hit in the ratings for CBS and be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.On Man with a Plan, a contractor and father named Adam (Matt LeBlanc) starts spending more time with his kids while his wife (Liza Snyder) returns to work for the first time in 13 years. He discovers that taking care of them (Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, and Hala Finley) is harder than he imagined. Thankfully (sort of), Adam has the support of his older brother (Kevin Nealon) and similarly stressed friends (Jessica Chaffin and Matt Cook). Diana Maria Riva also co-stars.The ratings are typically the best
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Man With a Plan: Matt LeBlanc Sitcom Premieres on CBS in October

Matt LeBlanc's new Man with a Plan TV show premieres on CBS, Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:30pm Et/Pt. The Friends' vet stars as Adam Burns, a contractor who takes on more of the family childcare responsibilities, when his wife Andi (Liza Snyder) goes back to work.The Man with a Plan TV series cast also includes Kevin Nealon, Diana Maria Riva, Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, and Hala Finley. The family comedy is written and executive produced by Jeff Filgo and Jackie Filgo. James Burrows directs. Get the scoop from this CBS press release.Read More…
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Telenovela: Cancelled by NBC; No Season Two

It's adiós for another NBC comedy. The network has cancelled Telenovela after one season, The Wrap reports.

The sitcom starred Eva Longoria as Ana Sofia Calderon, the star of a Spanish-language soap opera who does not actually speak Spanish. Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, Izzy Diaz, and Juan Carlos Cantu also starred.

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Jessica Chaffin & Diana Maria Riva Join CBS’ Matt LeBlanc Comedy Pilot

Jessica Chaffin (Spy) and Telenovela‘s Diana Maria Riva have been cast opposite Matt LeBlanc in CBS' untitled LeBlanc/Filgos comedy pilot (aka I'm Not Your Friend). Written on spec by Jeff & Jackie Filgos and to be directed by James Burrows, the multi-camera comedy stars LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor, who agrees to take over parenting chores when his wife Andi (Jenna Fischer) goes back to work. As he starts spending more time with his kids, he discovers the truth every…
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Telenovela: Cancel or Renew for Season Two?

Tonight marks the final episode of the first season of Telenovela on NBC. Eva Longoria as said that she'd like the series to return for a second season but how has it been doing in the ratings? Should it be cancelled?

Telenovela revolves around the backstage world of a Spanish-language television drama. Despite not speaking the language, Ana Sofia Calderon (Longoria) is the star of the show. She's worried that her days at the top of a youth-centric industry are numbered. The rest of the cast includes Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, Izzy Diaz, and Juan Carlos Cantu.

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A Desperate Housewives Reunion! Eva Longoria's Onscreen Husband Ricardo Chavira Guest Stars on Telenovela

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A Desperate Housewives Reunion! Eva Longoria's Onscreen Husband Ricardo Chavira Guest Stars on Telenovela
They often sparred as a married couple on Desperate Housewives, but in real life Eva Longoria and Ricardo Chavira could not be closer. "I look at her like a sister," Chavira tells People of Longoria. "She's friends with my wife. She knows my kids. We're family."So when his newly engaged pal asked him to guest star on her new NBC comedy Telenovela, it was an instant yes from Chavira. "When Eva calls me and asks me to do something for her, I don't hesitate," says the actor, who had similarly had Longoria guest star on his 2013 NBC comedy Welcome to the Family.
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Telenovela: NBC Releases Third Episode a Month Early

The official premiere of Eva Longoria's TV comeback, Telenovela, isn't scheduled until January 4th. However, last night NBC previewed the first two episodes of the series, and now they've released the third episode online a month early.

In the dramedy, Longoria stars as Ana Sofia Calderon, star of a Spanish-language soap opera who doesn't actually speak Spanish. The series also stars Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, Izzy Diaz, and Juan Carlos Cantu.

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Telenovela: Season One Ratings

Eva Langoria's last TV series, Desperate Housewives, helped to turn around ABC's ratings and ran for many years. Will Telenovela be a hit for NBC or will it be another ratings disappointment? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

Telenovela revolves around the backstage world of a Spanish-language television drama. Despite not speaking the language, Ana Sofia Calderon (Longoria) is the star of the show. She's worried that her days at the top of a youth-centric industry are numbered. The rest of the cast includes Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, Izzy Diaz, and Juan Carlos Cantu.

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Telenovela

Network: NBC

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: December 7, 2015 — present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, Izzy Diaz, and Juan Carlos Cantu.

TV show description:

This workplace sitcom takes place on and off the set of a hit Spanish-language soap opera. On-screen melodrama is often eclipsed by what happens off-screen, between this dysfunctional work "family."

Despite not speaking the language, Ana Sofia Calderon (Eva Longoria) is the star of the Spanish-language drama, Las Leyes de Pasión (The Laws of Passion). In this youth-oriented business, Ana worries her days as star are numbered.

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Telenovela Season 1 Review

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

NBC is giving fans another preview of an upcoming mid-season sitcom this Monday, December 7, with the Eva Longoria-starring Telenovela previewing back-to-back with Superstore (both returning in January). The new series follows the cast behind the scenes of a zany and crazily popular telenovela, where every staple of the genre – from ghosts to evil twins – happens just as often off screen as they do on. As led by the always-eager Longoria, NBC’s new effort is glitzy and goofy, full of over-reactions to over-reactions and delivered by a game cast that liven up an otherwise staid concept.

And, of course, it all begins when the status quo gets shaken up. In Telenovela, that means Ana Sofia Calderon (Longoria) is going to have to deal with the ratings-minded casting of her ex-husband Xavier (Jencarlos Canela) as the new co-star for her uber-popular daytime soap,
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Telenovela Review: Eva Longoria's Soap Spoof Is Dumb-Dumb-Dunnnn

Telenovela Review: Eva Longoria's Soap Spoof Is Dumb-Dumb-Dunnnn
In the opening scene of her new sitcom Telenovela (previewing Monday, 10/9c on NBC), Eva Longoria’s Ana Sofia Calderon face-plants not once, but twice, as she rushes to set — late as usual. She might’ve been better off staying flat on the floor — concealing her participation in a series whose nifty premise collapses under the weight of its leaden jokes and dead-horse storylines.

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Don’t get me wrong: The Desperate Housewives vet (who also executive-produces her new series) still possesses the ability to score huge laughs. Unfortunately, those rare moments in Telenovela mostly
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NBC Sets Telenovela and Superstore Premiere Dates — See Posters

NBC Sets Telenovela and Superstore Premiere Dates — See Posters
Eva Longoria and America Ferrera’s long-awaited TV returns have a date: Monday, Jan. 4.

That’s when NBC will officially premiere the actresses’ latest series: Superstore (starring Ferrera) at 8/7c, and Telenovela (starring Longoria) at 8:30.

In advance of the new year, the Peacock net will offer sneak peeks of the new comedies. Two episodes of Superstore will air on Monday, Nov. 30, at 10 following The Voice. A week later, Telenovela will follow The Voice in the same slot.

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Telenovela stars Longoria as Ana Sofia, the
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NBC Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule with Trailers

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.

In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as
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McFarland, USA – The Review

There was a time no too long away that the Disney company was only known for animation. But after enormous success in that arena, Uncle Walt decided he needed to branch out into live action. After dipping his toe in the water with “true-life” nature shorts, he jumped all in with several features produced and filmed in Europe. Then he went all out with 1954’s smash 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Now, as with his animated features, these films usually played to family audiences. Walt had something of a studio staple of stars with the likes of Fred MacMurray, Hayley Mills, and Kurt Russell , He even had the top grossing film of 1968, The Love Bug. Really. After Walt passed on, the new studio heads in the 1980’s decided to branch out into more adult subject matter for new features. But these would not go out under the Disney name and so
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Film Review: ‘McFarland, USA’

The stirring true story of how a scrappy Latino high-school running team beat the odds is treated as a Kevin Costner vehicle first and foremost in “McFarland, USA,” a cross-cultural cross-country drama that feels descended from a long line of minority-underdog movies like “The Blind Side,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Pride” and the Oscar-winning documentary “Undefeated.” Predictable and predictably rousing, this inspirational sports pic earns points for its big-hearted portrait of life in an impoverished California farming town, the likes of which we too rarely see on American screens. But with its overriding emphasis on how Coach Costner fits into that world, this fifth feature from director Niki Caro (“Whale Rider,” “North Country”) never sheds its outsider perspective, ultimately emerging a well-intentioned mix of compassion and condescension. Even if the family-friendly Disney release commands a more diverse audience than most, it remains to be seen how much long-term box-office endurance it can muster.
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Prison Break's Amaury Nolasco Joins Eva Longoria's Telenovela for NBC

Prison Break's Amaury Nolasco Joins Eva Longoria's Telenovela for NBC
Eva Longoria’s Telenovela has found its dastardly villain… or has it? (Just kidding. It totally has.)

Prison Break‘s Amaury Nolasco will play Rodrigo, the bad guy on the show-within-a-show in NBC’s upcoming Longoria-led comedy, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The 13-episode, single-camera series centers on popular daytime actress Ana Maria (Longoria) and her life on and off set.

Telenovela also cast Jencarlos Canela (Más Sabe el Diablo) as superstar heartthrob Xavier and Diana Maria Riva (The Bridge) as Ana Maria’s best friend Mia.

Nolasco’s credits include Gang Related, Justified, Work It and Rizzoli & Isles.

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New Photos From Disney’s Tomorrowland, Avengers: Age Of Ultron & Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released a lineup, along with new photos and dates, of their upcoming movies for 2015.

From dinosaurs to fairy tales, super heroes to galaxies far, far away, one of the most anticipated films next year is from director Steven Spielberg.

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Tom Hanks (left) stars in Spielberg’s (right) Untitled Cold War spy thriller, which is the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

“This is one of the more astonishing stories about the Cold War I’d ever heard. James Donovan is a hero to me and Tom made him so completely accessible. I’ve always wanted to make a spy
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New NCIS Los Angeles Season 6,Episode 5 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: Los Angeles" episode 5 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Black Budget," and it sounds like things will get pretty intriguing as the NCIS:La team work to uncover the motive behind a shooting at the Department Of Defense, and more. In the new, 5th episode press release: Callen and Sam are going to head to Mexico to track down the only employee who managed to escape a professional shooting at the department of defense. Press release number 2: Callen and Sam will head to Mexico to track down the only employee who managed to escape a professional shooting at the Department of Defense. In the meantime, the rest of the team is going to work to uncover the motive behind the shooting. Magician Bill Malone and John Billingsley guest star. Guest stars will feature: Tim Griffin (Unit Leader
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Saint George: Season One Ratings

FX made a deal with the studio of Saint George that, if the first season drew high enough ratings, the sitcom would be renewed for a second season of 90 episodes (similar to the Anger Management deal). Will it be renewed or be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

On Saint George, a recently divorced successful entrepreneur (George Lopez) struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother. The cast includes Lopez, Jenn Lyon, Olga Merediz, Kaden Gibson, David Zayas, Danny Trejo, Diana-Maria Riva, Joey Pollari, and Tobit Raphael.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

7/12 update: FX has cancelled this
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