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It’s the onscreen pairing we forgot we’ve been waiting to see since the ’90s: James Van Der Beek will guest star on the new TNT series Franklin & Bash starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, EW has learned exclusively. The show, scheduled to premiere this summer, centers on two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. Meyer plays Jared Franklin, who loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets, while Gosselaar plays Peter Bash, who has a knack for connecting with jury and judge. Van Der Beek, »
- Mandi Bierly
Update: On Thursday, Ailes apologized to the Anti-Defamation League (Adl) for describing NPR brass as "Nazis." He wrote: "I was of course ad-libbing and should not have chosen that word but I was angry at the time because of NPR's willingness to censor Juan Williams for not being liberal enough... My now considered opinion 'nasty, inflexible bigot' would have worked better." Abraham H. Foxman, Adl's national director and a Holocaust survivor, responded: "I welcome Roger Ailes apology, which is as sincere as it is heartfelt. Nazi comparisons of this nature are clearly inappropriate and offensive. While I wish Roger had never invoked that terminology, I appreciate his efforts to immediately reach out and to retract his words before they did any further harm. »
- Howard Kurtz
A Private Practice actor makes a guest appearance on the October 7 new episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Below are promo photos and a synopsis for the episode.
Derek Is Visited By His Estranged Sister, Amelia Shepherd, On ABC’S “Grey’S Anatomy”
“Superfreak” – When Derek receives an unexpected and unwelcome visit from his estranged sister, Amelia, issues between the siblings — both past and present — come to the surface; the Chief tries to help Alex when he notices that he’s refusing to use the elevators after his near-fatal shooting; and Meredith and Derek continue their efforts to ease Cristina back into surgery after her post-traumatic stress, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Thursday, October 7 (9:00-10:01 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, »
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is lawyering up again at TNT, playing one of the title characters in a new series called "Franklin & Bash."
The cable channel announced the series pickup on Friday (May 14), while its sister network TBS has ordered a comedy about college life in the 1980s called "Glory Daze."
Both shows were originally developed for TBS, which is looking to add a couple of hour-long comedies to its roster of original shows. But "Franklin & Bash" was deemed a better fit at TNT, where it has a 10-episode order.
The show stars Breckin Meyer as Jared Franklin and Gosselaar, late of TNT's "Raising the Bar," as Steven Bash, a pair of street lawyers who are hired by a prestigious firm; culture clash ensues. The series will also feature Malcolm McDowell as the head of the firm, along with Dana Davis ("Heroes"), Reed Diamond ("Dollhouse"), Garcelle Beauvais ("NYPD Blue") and Kumail Nanjiani »
TNT orders 10 episodes of the new series Franklin & Bash TNT has given the greenlight to the buddy lawyer series Franklin & Bash, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue, TNT's Raising the Bar) and Breckin Meyer (Heroes). TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association Sony Pictures Television. Franklin & Bash is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses (TNT's Hawthorne, TBS's My Boys), Kevin Falls (Shark, The West Wing) and Bill Chais (Shark, Dirty Sexy Money). Falls and Chais wrote the pilot.
"Franklin & Bash is a hugely entertaining, smart and funny take on the legal procedural," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming, for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "After viewing the outstanding pilot, we realized that its emphasis on quirky, likeable characters and solid procedural structure make it an ideal addition to our current line-up of series on TNT. »
The executive producer of ABC Family's 10 Things I Hate About You has confirmed that the TV show has been cancelled after two seasons. How quickly things can change.
Based on the film of the same name that starred Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Heath Ledger, 10 Things I Hate About You revolves around two very different high school sisters and their friends and partners. The series features the talents of Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Jette Martin, Ethan Peck, Nicholas Braun, Dana Davis, Larry Miller, Kyle Kaplan, Ally Maki, Chris Zylka, Jolene Purdy, Allie Gonino, and Suzy Nakamura.
The series got off to a great start in July 2009 and ABC Family touted it as the cable channel's biggest comedy debut to date. It attracted 1.6 million viewers and 734,000 in the coveted 18-49 demo. The news got even better by week four as the »
The network has ordered the actor's comedy pilot that he created and will co-star in with Jonathan Silverman, it was announced Friday (March 26).
The single-camera half hour comedy centers on two friends who are has-been actors from a sci-fi show that's no longer on the air. Their life without that fame has much to be desired, and they need to find out how to live like successfully like regular Joes.
More pilot stuff ...
- Don Johnson will go Texan for ABC's comedy "Southern Discomfort," along with Steve Talley, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project revolves around a conservative, no-nonsense Texan (Johnson) whose empty nest gets refilled when his grown kids move back. Talley will play the dreamer eldest son who decided to pursue writing instead of taking a baseball scholarship.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in other cable pilot castings, Brandon Routh, Hal Linden, Amir Arison, Tina Majorino and Kevin Michael Richardson have joined TBS' In Security, and Garcelle Beauvais, Reed Diamond and Dana Davis have boarded Franklin and Bash, another hourlong TBS pilot.
Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman's comic book, chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse and revolves around survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a secure home.
Bernthal will play Grimes' partner and friend Shane, an outgoing bachelor.
In Security revolves around two sisters (Constance Zimmer and Kat Foster) who take over their father's (Linden) private-security business protecting the super-elite while »
In other cable pilot castings, "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh, Hal Linden, Amir Arison, Tina Majorino and Kevin Michael Richardson have joined TBS' "In Security," and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Reed Diamond and Dana Davis have boarded "Franklin and Bash," another hourlong TBS pilot.
"Dead," based on Robert Kirkman's comic book, chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse and revolves around survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a secure home.
Bernthal will play Grimes' partner and friend Shane, an outgoing bachelor. On TV, he most recently starred on "Eastwick."
"Security" revolves around two sisters »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Amazing Race contestant Dana Davis has praised Big Brother winner and fellow racer Jordan Lloyd. The mother-of-three, who was eliminated from the CBS show with husband Adrian this week, told Digital Spy that she did not know who Lloyd or her housemate boyfriend Jeff Schroeder were before the race. "We didn't realize how famous they were. We heard a buzz and were like, 'Really?' We couldn't believe it. They are down-to-earth, really cool people," she said. "Jordan is innocent. She gets crap for saying stuff like, 'We're going to China', (more) »
- By Lara Martin
1. The show tries to stay true to the original movie, and mostly succeeds.
2. Lindsey Shaw was attractive until I discovered she was from Nebraska.
3. There are times I actually did laugh, which is surprising considering I’m not the demographic.
4. However, the pop culture references do get to be a little much.
6. Ethan Peck should have taken acting lessons from grandpa Gregory, and the only I reason I know those two are related is because Wikipedia says so.
7. Kyle Kaplan has some talent, he just needs to hone his timing.
8. Michael Braun is decent, but never quite recaptures that lovable ’80’s doofus.
9. Fans of the movie will be pleased with this adaptation, and everyone else might be pleasantly surprised with it.
10. Seriously, Lindsey Shaw was attractive until I discovered she was from Nebraska. »
- Philip Barrett
To kick off the 16th edition of The Amazing Race on February 14, the teams will be dropped in Los Angeles.
Overall, contestants will visit five continents and eight countries in total. Challenges will include reenacting a World War I battle in France; retracing the early days of the Beatles; and meeting up with what CBS refers to as "one of the world's most infamous villains."
But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Who will actually be competing on the new season? A cast photo and player descriptions are below...
Dating: Caite Upton, model/actress; Brent Horne, model/advertising Co-workers: Louis Stravato, undercover detective; Michael Naylor, undercover detective Father/Daughter: Steve Smith, professional baseball coach/World Series champion coach; Allie Smith, marketing New couple: Jeff Schroeder, salesman; Jordan Lloyd, receptionist
- (M.L. House)
Their involvement isn't a huge surprise since Zap2it had reported in November that the couple was spotted and snapped in an airport in "Tar" garb & backpacks with a camera crew nearby.
The reality show-hoppers will compete against 10 other teams for "Amazing Race 16," which premieres on the most romantic of holidays for the lovebirds, Sunday, Feb. 14 Valentine's Day at 8 p.m. Et/Pt.
Among the other contestants are a couple of undercover detectives, dating models, a 71-year-old grandma/personal trainer and a pro bull rider.
As always, the Emmy-nominated Phil Keoghan will host. In the latest installment of the race around the world, the teams will start in Los Angeles on the nearly 40,000 mile race that spans five continents and eight countries. »
It's official: two of Big Brother's most beloved players ever are joining the next installment of The Amazing Race. Jordan Lloyd, 22, and Jeff Schroeder, 31, are among the 11 teams that will cross five continents and eight countries in the 16th edition of Race that kicks off Feb. 14. Here are the other teams: Couple Caite Upton, 20, a model/actress from Lexington, S.C. (and the former Miss Teen South Carolina who bungled that Iraq answer on Miss USA 2007) and Brent Horne, 28, a model from Columbia, S.C. Undercover detectives Louis Stravato, 47, and Michael Naylor, 45, from Providence, R.I. Father Steve Smith, »
- Lynette Rice
The Stratford sisters and their high school suitors are back.
"10 Things I Hate About You" will return with all-new half-hour episodes on Monday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt .
Based on the movie of the same name, the series is loosely inspired by Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" and centers on two sisters -- socially conscious Kat (Lindsey Shaw) and fun-loving, popular Bianca (Meaghan Martin) -- who deal with high school dramas, their over-protective dad (Larry Miller). Ethan peck, Nicholas Braun and Dana Davis also star.
"Both returned last week to record numbers -- our Millennial audience is just so passionate about these shows and has responded to both of these dramas in such a big way," said ABC Family president Paul Lee.
This will make a »
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