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Kevin Can Wait: Watch Kevin James' Return to CBS

18 May 2016 9:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"You're home now. You have nothing but free time." CBS has released the first trailer for Kevin James' new sitcom, Kevin Can Wait.

The multi-cam comedy features James as a newly retired cop who discovers the challenges of living with his family full-time. Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito and Gary Valentine also star.

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Watch ‘Star Trek’ Revival’s First Teaser and More CBS Trailers

18 May 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has released the trailers for the new shows debuting during the network’s 2016-17 season, including the upcoming revival of “Star Trek.” The first look teaser for the sci-fi series had no footage, but promised “new crews, new villains, new heroes, new worlds.”

Though the logo simply says “Star Trek,” Variety has learned that the series will have a more specific title to be unveiled at a later date. Later installments in the “Star Trek” television franchise had titles that differentiated them from the original series — “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”

CBS also unveiled promos for the remakes of “MacGyver” and “Training Day,” and new comedies starring Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, among others.

Check out the videos for the new series below.

Star Trek

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MacGyver,” a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure »

- Laura Prudom

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Film Review: Money Monster (2016): Jodie Foster’s Solid Directing Clashes With Lame Script

17 May 2016 9:11 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Money Monster Review Money Monster (2016) Film Review, a movie directed by Jodie Foster, starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Chris Bauer, Dennis Boutsikaris, Emily Meade, Condola Rashad, Aaron Yoo, Carsey Walker, Jr. , and Grant Rosenmeyer. Following an out-of-competition screening this past weekend, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster received […] »

- Samuel Murrian

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Foster's Socially Conscious Wall Street Hostage Thriller Suffers from Triteness, Dishonesty

13 May 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Money Monster' with George Clooney and Jack O'Connell: TV celebrity and unwise investor/hostage taker. 'Money Monster' review: Jodie Foster movie suffers from both qualitative and intellectual disconnect Sometimes there's a difference between what a movie thinks it is and what it actually is. Usually it's a qualitative disconnect, as in “this movie thinks it's exciting but it's actually boring” or “this movie assumes Kevin Hart is funny when, in fact, he's not.” In the case of Money Monster, the divide is also an intellectual versus anti-intellectual one. The fourth film directed by Jodie Foster fancies itself a ripped from the headlines wail from the bottom of the economic ladder. A thriller-cum-exposé into how Wall Street and big media suckered average Americans into following the Pied Pipers of TV's financial punditry class over the cliff into economic ruin. However, the movie we're really getting is »

- Mark Keizer

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CBS Officially Greenlights Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’

12 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given an official series order to Kevin James’ new comedy “Kevin Can Wait.” The previously untitled project from CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television had already received a production commitment for the 2016-17 season from the network.

The multi-camera comedy stars James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Erinn Hayes is set to star as James’ character’s wife, with Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito and Gary Valentine rounding out the cast.

Comedy vet Bruce Helford will serve as showrunner and exec producer with Rock Reuben, James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman. The series is being produced through James’ overall deal with Sony Pictures TV.

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Kevin James' New CBS Sitcom Gets Title

12 May 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Somewhere, Warren Beatty is having a good chuckle over the name of Kevin Jamesnew CBS sitcom. The formerly untitled project, which was ordered to series earlier this year, will be called "Kevin Can Wait," TVLine has learned.

The multi-cam sitcom finds James playing a retired cop looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife Donna (played by Childrens Hospital‘s Erinn Hayes) and three kids (including Melissa & Joey‘s Taylor Spreitler), only to discover he faces a tougher time at home than he did on the streets.

The cast also includes Mary-Charles Jones, »

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Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” is a populist thrill ride

12 May 2016 5:18 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

To this day, it still bugs me that more people didn’t give Jodie Foster’s previous directorial outing The Beaver a chance. I can understand why it was shunned, having had the misfortune of being released at the height of star Mel Gibson’s unpopularity, but still. Foster and the film deserved better. Now, she seeks at the very least some box office redemption with Money Monster, a high profile thriller. Debuting earlier today at the Cannes Film Festival, I’ve already seen the movie and can vouch for it as a solid outing by Foster. It doesn’t really break any new ground, but it’s entertaining, which certainly counts for something. You’ll see what I mean later this week, when the flick hits theaters. The movie is a financial thriller of sorts, set within the world of a hostage situation. Lee Gates (George Clooney) is the »

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Lenny Venito & Gary Valentine Join Kevin James’ CBS Comedy Series

22 March 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lenny Venito (The Neighbors) and Gary Valentine (The King of Queens) are set as series regulars opposite Kevin James in his untitled multi-camera comedy series at CBS. The untitled show, from Sony Pictures TV, James' studio-based Hey Eddie Productions and CBS TV Studios, centers on Kevin (James), a newly retired police officer who looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids — only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he… »

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