9 items from 2016
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… »
CBS has given full season orders to Matt LeBlanc’s “Man With A Plan” and Joel McHale’s “The Great Indoors,” picking up an additional six episodes of each of the freshman comedies, Variety has learned.
With the additional episode orders, now all five of CBS’s new fall series have landed full-season orders, joining “Kevin Can Wait,” “Bull” and “MacGyver,” which were all recently picked up with 22 episodes. “Man With A Plan” and “The Great Indoors” will have slightly shorter first seasons with a total of 19 episodes for each.
Additionally, CBS has also given a shortened full season order for medical drama “Code Black” for its second season, ordering three more episodes for a total of 16 for Season 2.
A favorite of the network, “Code Black’s” numbers have fallen from its first season, but is averaging 7.94 million viewers and a 1.5 in its Wednesday night time slot in the adults 18-49 demo. The »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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 »
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… »
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 (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… »
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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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. »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
For Eva Longoria, returning to television was inevitable, especially given the volume of quality content nowadays.
“I knew I wanted to return to television because television is my favorite medium of content. Television is at its best right now, it’s so good,” Longoria told Variety at a press event for her new NBC comedy, “Telenovela.”
Since wrapping up “Desperate Housewives” in 2012, Longoria has been focused on producing and directing efforts by way of her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment shingle, plus her foundation’s charity efforts, vowing to only return to a major television role when the right project presented itself.
“I did hit the lottery with ‘Housewives.’ I was on the best show of the last decade,” Longoria said, admitting she never thought she’d find a match for the ABC dramedy. “I’m not going to hit the lottery again,” she recalled thinking. “If I ever go back to TV, »
- Alyssa Sage
9 items from 2016
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