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Guest Actress in a Comedy: The Frontrunners and Dark Horses for 2017 Emmys

Guest Actress in a Comedy: The Frontrunners and Dark Horses for 2017 Emmys
There are a lot of returning faces in the guest actress category. Look for multiple Emmy winners Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf to repeat in this category for their work as the mothers of leads Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki on “The Big Bang Theory” — Baranski already has four noms for the role, while Metcalf has one. Three of the four times Melissa McCarthy has hosted “SNL” has led to a nomination here, and this year she has the bonus of her impeccable Sean Spicer imitation. Elizabeth Banks has also been nominated in the category before for “Modern Family,” but she faces serious competition from other “Family” guests like Dot-Marie Jones and Jane Krakowski. Another show with great guests is “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which had turns by Laura Dern, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph and Amy Sedaris. And Carrie Fisher should lock a nod for her swan song on “Catastrophe.” Previous nominee Kristen Wiig had an entire episode
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Second Opinion – Fist Fight (2017)

Fist Fight, 2017.

Directed by Richie Keen.

Starring Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Jillian Bell, Tracy Morgan, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Kumail Nanjiani, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Alexa Nisenson, Stephnie Weir, and Austin Zajur.

Synopsis:

When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Fist Fight is a film difficult to write-off entirely but also rarely as hilarious as you’d hope it to be on the basis of its talented cast. The fun double act between Charlie Day and Ice Cube just about keeps it on the right side of watchable, but this is strictly a “save it for Netflix” deal unless you’re especially bored.

It’s the last day of school before summer vacation, and all Hell is breaking loose. Teachers are struggling to maintain control of their classes, and hot-headed history teacher Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) ends up lashing out at one of his misbehaving students…
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Movie Review – Fist Fight (2017)

Fist Fight, 2017.

Directed by Richie Keen.

Starring Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Jillian Bell, Tracy Morgan, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Kumail Nanjiani, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Alexa Nisenson, Stephnie Weir, and Austin Zajur.

Synopsis:

When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Fist Fight is exactly what it is billed as being, which is frankly some of the best information that could come out of a review for this over-the-top, outlandishly cartoony R-rated comedy. There actually is a knock em’ down, drag out fight between two wildly different high school teachers (Charlie Day is a lenient and meek pushover both as an English teacher and in life’s general confrontational situations, while Ice Cube is the scary, assertive, steely eyed history teacher that will chew out students with no remorse thanks to his hardened and weirdly explained out of place backstory). It’s
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 11 Review: Josh Is the Man of My Dreams, Right?

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You ruined everything, you stupid...

Nope. I don’t think Rebecca, nor the winds, ruined anything.

When the “winds of Diablo” blew their way through West Covina on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 11, everyone re-evaluated their choices.

And I think everyone ended up right where they belong.

Things got a little weird during an hour that shifted the direction of the series, so let’s start talking about it!

You might say, 'Don't do it, Winds! Leave these poor people alone!' But I'm a prankster. Tee-hee-hee-heeeee. I just wanna see what will happen.

Mr. Santa Ana Permalink: You might say, 'Don't do it, Winds! Leave these poor people alone!' But I'm a prankster.... Added: January 20, 2017

Let’s start with the winds.

I always love when a narrator takes over for an episode. It’s one of the elements I love most about Jane the Virgin - there’s just
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The Guest Book: TBS Announces Casting for Greg Garcia Comedy Series

My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope aren't coming back to television but their creator, Greg Garcia, is. His new comedy series, called The Guest List, is set to premiere this August on TBS. The cable channel has announced that The Guest List will star Kellie Martin, Charlie Robinson, Carly Jibson, and Lou Wilson. Aloma Wright, Garret Dillahunt, Laura Bell Bundy, and Eddie Steeples will recur in the first season.Guest stars are set to include Danny Pudi, Jenna Fischer, Tommy Dewey, Lauren Lapkus, Michaela Watkins, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michael Rapaport, Kate Micucci, Jaime Pressly, Stockard Channing, Andrew J. West, John Ortiz, David Zayas, Shannon Woodward, Margo Martindale, and Stephnie Weir.Read More…
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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS

Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS
Bad boys, bad boys: TBS has picked up 10 episodes of Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ new animated comedy “The Cops,” which had previously been set up at FX.

Louis C.K. and Brooks will voice the show’s lead characters, “Lou” and “Al,” two Los Angeles patrolmen “trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.”

The show will premiere in 2018; the two will also executive produce along with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.

Read More: Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks Co-Writing & Starring In Animated Pilot For FX

FX Productions will continue to produce the show, along with Turner’s Studio T and Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton.

“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K.,
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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS

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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS
Bad boys, bad boys: TBS has picked up 10 episodes of Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ new animated comedy “The Cops,” which had previously been set up at FX.

Louis C.K. and Brooks will voice the show’s lead characters, “Lou” and “Al,” two Los Angeles patrolmen “trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.”

The show will premiere in 2018; the two will also executive produce along with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.

Read More: Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks Co-Writing & Starring In Animated Pilot For FX

FX Productions will continue to produce the show, along with Turner’s Studio T and Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton.

“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K.,
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Review: 'Veep' just did one of the all-time great TV kissing scenes

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A review of tonight's Veep coming up just as soon as I quote the late Lionel Richie... There's a famous moment at the end of the first season of Cheers that half the TV business has been chasing in the 30-plus years since it first aired. It's the moment where the line gets obliterated between Sam Malone and Diane Chambers' utter disdain for one another and their animal attraction, and one moment they're threatening physical violence, and the next they are passionately making out. If you're the kind of person who reads this blog, odds are you've seen at least the most iconic part of the scene before, but here it is, anyway: That show, and that moment, bottled the idea of Unresolved Sexual Tension, which later series would try variations on. Sometimes, the will-they-or-won't-they couple would have mutual loathing for each other like Sam and Diane (David and Maddie
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'MadTV' Revival Happening as Prime Time Series on The CW

'MadTV' Revival Happening as Prime Time Series on The CW
Hard to believe, but it's been 9 years since MadTV went off the air. If you've been missing the crazy antics of this hugely popular sketch comedy series that ran for an amazing 14 seasons, you can dry those tears. The CW is planning a MadTV Revival with one major change. It's going to be a prime time series this time out.

In 1995, MadTV was envisioned as an alternative to Saturday Night Live, airing a half hour earlier as part of Fox's Saturday night line-up. The show is coming back for 8 hour-long episodes on The CW. Executive producer of the original MadTV, David E. Salzman is returning as showrunner. The show will be produced by Telepictures.

The MadTV Revival won't stray to far from its original format. It will continue to skewer pop culture, offering parodies of all the latest movies, TV shows, and big social media moments just like its Magazine namesake.
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Julie White Joins ‘Real Good People’ CBS Pilot; Melissa Tang In Fox’s ‘Zoobiquity’

Julie White (Transformers) has been cast opposite David Keith in Real Good People, CBS' multi-camera comedy project written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. It centers on a conservative small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. White will play Gloria, the family matriarch and other half of what is possibly the world’s happiest couple…
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Lindsey Gort & Betsy Beutler Join ‘Real Good People’; ‘Prototype’ Casts Annabelle Dexter-Jones

The Carrie Diaries‘ alumna Lindsey Gort and Betsy Beutler (You’re The Worst) have been cast opposite Nick Zano and Ross Kimball in Real Good People, CBS' multi-camera comedy project, written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. It centers on a conservative small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. Gort will play June, Billy’s beautiful fiancée and…
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5 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

Jamie Chung, known for playing the Disney warrior Mulan on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” is about to wield a different sword: the law. NBC picked up the hourlong drama “Miranda’s Rights,” which will follow a group of idealistic lawyers who work and live together out of their new startup firm. The pilot, cast by John Frank Levey, also includes Rebecca Breeds, Noel Fisher, Monique Coleman, and John Gabriel, and is set to shoot at the end of the month in the rainy British Columbia city of Vancouver. Stephnie Weir is moving beyond her “Mad TV” roots and into pilot season. The actor-turned-writer-producer has been attached to three pickups this season with one, “The Stephnie Weir Project,” formerly known as “Y’all in the Family,” going forward at CBS. The half-hour comedy will follow a conservative family in a small town as they come to find out their
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David Keith To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Real Good People’ From Stephnie Weir

David Keith has been cast as the male lead in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot Real Good People written/executive produced by Stephnie Weir, directed/executive produced by James Burrows and executive produced by Greg Garcia. The project centers on a conservative, small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. Keith will play James, the family patriarch and one half of what is possibly the world's happiest…
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Beth Hoyt Joins CBS’ ‘Real Good People’ Comedy Pilot; Alex Lanipekun In ABC’s ‘Spark’

Actress, comedian and writer Beth Hoyt is set as a series regular on Real Good People, CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. The project (aka Y'all in the Family) centers on a conservative, small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. Hoyt will play Beth, the dramatic middle child who fled conservative Texas to…
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CBS Casts Female Lead in Greg Garcia, Stephnie Weir Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)

CBS Casts Female Lead in Greg Garcia, Stephnie Weir Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)
Lenora Crichlow has been cast in CBS’s comedy pilot from Stephnie Weir and Greg Garcia, Variety has learned exclusively. She will star opposite Nick Zano.

The British actress is best known for starring on BBC’s “Being Human.” She showed off her comedy chops two pilot seasons ago with NBC’s short-lived comedy “A to Z” on which she was a series regular, appearing in all 13 episodes.

The untitled mutli-cam CBS comedy is about a conservative small-town family that is forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.

Crichlow will play Anna, a whip-smart young woman who served in Afghanistan with Billy (Zano), the golden boy of his family who gets her pregnant.

Weir penned the pilot and will exec produce with Garcia who’s producing through his Amigos de Garcia Productions. Comedy vet James Burrows is directing the pilot. Alix Jaffe is a co-exec producer,
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Nick Zano To Co-Star In CBS’ Greg Garcia/Stephnie Weir Comedy Pilot

Nick Zano is the first actor cast in CBS’s untitled multi-camera comedy pilot written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. The project (aka Y'all In The Family) centers on a conservative, small town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. Zano will play Billy. The baby. The golden child. A smart, handsome, war vet who maps a course for his life and follows…
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CBS Orders Multi-Cam Family Comedy from Greg Garcia and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Actress

CBS has ordered an untitled comedy pilot written by Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia, Variety has learned.

The multi-cam comedy centers around a conservative, small town family who are forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.

Weir serves as writer and exec producer on the project, with Alix Jaffe on board as co-exec producer. The project hails from CBS Television Studios and Garcia’s Amigos de Garcia Productions shingle. Weir has previously worked with Garcia as a writer and consulting producer on his two most recent comedies, “The Millers” and “Raising Hope.”

An actress and writer, Weir currently appears on The CW’s Golden Globe-winning comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” with previous roles on CBS’ “Life in Pieces” and FX’s “The Comedians.” She is perhaps best known for her stint as a cast member on “MADtv” from 2000-06.

This
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CBS Orders Small-Town Family Comedy Pilot From Stephnie Weir & Greg Garcia

CBS has given a pilot order to an untitled multi-camera comedy written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. CBS TV Studios, where Garcia's company Amigos de Garcia Productions is based, is the studio. Alix Jaffe co-exec produces. The project (formerly known as Y'all In The Family) is set in Texas and centers on a conservative, small-town family who is forced to reconcile their family values when they discover their…
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CBS Orders Family Comedy Pilot From ‘Mad TV’ Alum Stephnie Weir

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CBS Orders Family Comedy Pilot From ‘Mad TV’ Alum Stephnie Weir
CBS has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy from “Mad TV” alum Stephnie Weir. The multi-camera comedy revolves around a conservative, small town family that is forced to reconcile its values when it discovers that its children’s lives are less than perfect. Weir serves as writer and executive producer on the project from CBS Television Studios. Greg Garcia also serves as Ep for Amigos de Garcia Productions. Alix Jaffe is co-executive producer. Also read: CBS Orders Ridley Scott Drama Pilot 'Sensory' Among the network’s other comedy pilots are “The Kicker” from “30 Rock” team Jack Burditt, Tina Fey
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MADtv's 20th Anniversary Reunion: What to Expect From the CW Special

MADtv's 20th Anniversary Reunion: What to Expect From the CW Special
It’s been more than two decades since the human Muppets of MADtv first graced our screens, and you’ll be happy to know they haven’t grown changed one bit.

PhotosGolden Globes 2016: Best, Worst and Most Outrageous Moments

The late sketch comedy’s best and brightest reassemble Tuesday (The CW, 8/7c) to celebrate its 20th anniversary, but their initial joy quickly transitions into awkward tension when it’s announced that one of their characters will be win a special “fan-favorite” award at the end of the night.

Truncated by scripted vignettes of the co-stars catching up, the special
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