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TVLine Items: Supernatural's Bobby Returns, Ahs Vet's Casual Gig & More

24 March 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Supernatural‘s Bobby Singer is rising from the great beyond.

Jim Beaver will reprise his role as Sam and Dean’s dead father figure on Season 10 of the CW series, our sister site Variety reports.

RelatedThe CW Sets Season Finales for Arrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and More

In the episode, airing April 1, Sam and Castiel need help from someone in heaven, so they turn to Bobby.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Frances Conroy (American Horror StorySix Feet Under) has joined the cast of Hulu’s single-cam comedy series Casual, from executive producer Jason Reitman (Juno), our sister site Deadline reports. »

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Frances Conroy, Nyasha Hatendi Join Jason Reitman’s Hulu Comedy Series ‘Casual’

23 March 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Six Feet Under alum Frances Conroy and Nyasha Hatendi (The Ghost) are set as series regulars in Hulu's single-camera comedy series Casual, executive produced by Jason Reitman, who will direct the opening episode. Written by up-and-coming scribe Zander Lehmann, Casual follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother, Alex Cole (Tommy Dewey), and his newly divorced sister, therapist Valerie Cole (Michaela Watkins). Together, they coach each other through… »

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Watch the Nsfw ‘Whiplash’ parody you didn’t know you needed

19 February 2015 10:39 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

J.K. Simmons’s soon to be Oscar winning performance in Whiplash is so intense that it was only a matter of time before someone like Funny or Die managed to deconstruct it in a truly outrageous parody. Bring in Michaela Watkins, who rolls out Simmons’s “Not My Tempo” line for something just as “jazzy” but a lot dirtier.

Watch it below, but consider it Very Nsfw.

The post Watch the Nsfw ‘Whiplash’ parody you didn’t know you needed appeared first on Sound On Sight.


- Brian Welk

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5 TV Shows That Are Reshaping Their Networks' Image

10 February 2015 12:42 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last week, big news came for two outlets getting into the game of original programming: "Selma" director Ava DuVernay committed to writing and directing a dramatic series for Oprah Winfrey's channel Own, and the online platform Hulu cast "Trophy Wife" alum Michaela Watkins as the lead in "Casual," the upcoming half-hour comedy from multi-Oscar nominee Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Up in the Air").  For keen observers of the television landscape over the last five years, the flocking of major talent to unproven distributors is nothing new. David Fincher brought "House of Cards" to Netflix, which has since emerged as a top-tier Emmy player. The Sundance Channel suddenly materialized as a legitimate rival to HBO in the miniseries game, having won two Best Actress Golden Globes in a row. Amazon, not too long ago a website used mainly for ordering books, is now home to the best-reviewed new series of »

- David Canfield

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TVLine Items: Daredevil's Debut Teaser, Bernhard to Broke Girls and More

3 February 2015 12:33 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This is not your Affleck’s Daredevil.

Netflix today unveiled the first teaser video for its upcoming Marvel’s Daredevil series — starring Boardwalk Empire‘s Charlie Cox as the blind superhero last played by Ben Affleck in 2003’s big-screen adaptation.

Better still, the end of the video suggests an additional teaser trailer coming to the Internet on Wednesday, Feb. 4!

Ready for more nuggets of news — served, of course, with a scuppernong aioli? Well…

* Not that she needs more Excuses for Bad Behavior, but Sandra Bernhard (Switched at Birth, Roseanne) will get another when she kicks off a multi-episode arc on 2 Broke Girls, »

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Michaela Watkins to Star in Hulu's Jason Reitman Comedy 'Casual'

3 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hulu's Jason Reitman comedy has enlisted a Trophy Wife. Michaela Watkins has been tapped to star in comedy series Casual, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Life Unexpected creator Liz Tigelaar has boarded the comedy as an exec producer. Casual, picked up straight to series in October, revolves around a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off-), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager. Read more Jason Reitman Comedy Lands Straight-to-Series Order at Hulu Watkins will

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- Lesley Goldberg

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"Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp" - New Footage

28 January 2015 8:05 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from writer/director David Wain's upcoming Netflix series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", set in 1981, starring Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter:

Cast also includes H. Jon Benjamin, Nina Hellman, A.D. Miles, Marisa Ryan, Kevin Sussman and Wain, with Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery, Randall ParkLake Bell, Jayma Mays, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp"...


- Michael Stevens

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Pine, Hamm, Wiig Join Netflix's "Wet Hot"

28 January 2015 6:13 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Chris PineJon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman have all scored guest starring/recurring roles in Netflix's upcoming eight-part TV series prequel to the 2001 cult comedy "Wet Hot American Summer".

Hamm will play a secret spy, Wiig is a snobby counselor at a preppy rival camp, Schwartzman is the camp's head counselor, and Pine’s character is described only as mysterious.

The quartet join an already massive cast that includes Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, John Slattery, Josh CharlesRandall ParkJayma Mays, Lake Bell, Richard Schiff, H. Jon BenjaminMichael Ian Black, Michaela Watkins, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Judah Friedlander, Kevin Sussman, A.D. Miles, and Michael Showalter.

While the previous film was set on the last day of a fictional summer camp in 1981, this new series will be set on the first day. "Wet Hot American »

- Garth Franklin

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'Wet Hot American Summer' Adds Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig & Jon Hamm

28 January 2015 3:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Netflix released the first trailer for their upcoming TV series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which announced a slew of cast members who are starring in the eight-episode series, reprising their roles from the 2001 cult classic comedy Wet Hot American Summer. Today, Deadline has learned that Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm and Jason Schwartzman have been set for "guest starring/recurring roles" in the comedy series.

No details were given for Chris Pine's role, but Jon Hamm is playing "a secret spy," with Kristen Wiig playing a counselor at the "preppy rival" Camp Tigerclaw. Jason Schwartzman is playing the boy's camp head counselor. There are also several other newcomers joining the cast, including Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff, although no details were given for their roles.

Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, »

- MovieWeb

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Jon Hamm Joins Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day At Camp

28 January 2015 3:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though you might be forgiven for thinking that prequel Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp already had enough talent attached with the return of almost the entire film’s cast, there’s apparently room in the camp’s cabins for more. Jon HammChris PineJon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzman, Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh CharlesRandall ParkJayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff are all now signed on. It almost leaves you breathless just reading that lot.And they’re just the newcomers – the show already boasts Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, co-writer Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman. With David Wain and Showalter »

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Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer Adds Jon Hamm, Chris Pine, Others

28 January 2015 2:17 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Wet Hot American Summer just added a whole bunch of very impressive bunkmates.

Mad Men‘s Jon HammStar Trek‘s Chris PineSaturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig and Rushmore‘s Jason Schwartzman will be present when Camp Firewood re-opens for business, TVLine has confirmed.

Per our sister site Deadline, which first reported the news, Hamm will play a spy, Pine’s role simply will be “mysterious,” and Wiig will play a counselor at the prepster Camp Tigerclaw (Firewood’s rival). All of the roles are either guest star or recurring.

The newbies join most of the 2001 cult film »

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‘View’ Hosts Clash Over GoDaddy Puppy Ad, Defend Phillip Phillips in ‘American Idol’ Contract Dispute (Video)

28 January 2015 12:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rosie O’Donnell and Nicolle Wallace didn’t see eye to eye about the recently pulled Super Bowl Xlix ad from GoDaddy on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday.

The domain-registering website and Super Bowl regular had planned to run an ad titled “Journey Home,” where an adorable puppy gets accidentally bumped out of the back of a pickup truck, sparking an inspiring journey to make it back to his farm. Buddy is welcomed back into his (temporary) owner’s open arms, when she reveals that her joy in seeing the presumed-gone pooch is for monetary purposes. “I’m so glad you made it home! »

- Alicia Banks

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Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Cast by the Numbers

28 January 2015 6:52 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Even though news surfaced that the entire cast of Wet Hot American Summer was set to return for Netflix’s original TV series, it wasn’t officially confirmed by the streaming network until it released a 50-second teaser touting most of the original stars’ names.

The returning cast includes: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter.

While the teaser didn’t offer much outside of the cast names and an official synopsis, which states it will take place on the first day of Camp Firewood’s most famous summer, it did remind us of the star-studded power that will soon be reuniting for eight episodes.

News: Netflix Signs Adam Sandler to Produce & Star in 4 Films

In the years since, the film has churned out Oscar nominees, SNL alumni »

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Laurence Fishburne Puts a Hit on Fred Savage in Lacma’s ‘Goodfellas’ Live Read

23 January 2015 12:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“This is going to be a lot of fun watching people get killed!”

So joked director Jason Reitman as he kicked off the latest installment of Film Independent’s popular Live Read series on Thursday night with perhaps his boldest selection yet: Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”

At the event, which returned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art following last month’s sojourn to downtown L.A., Reitman praised the gangster classic as having “a perfect screenplay.”

Written by Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi, and based on Pileggi’s non-fiction book “Wiseguy,” the story chronicles the rise and fall of mobster-turned-fbi-informant Henry Hill.

To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Reitman cast a fresh ensemble of actors, including Laurence Fishburne (in the part originated by Robert De Niro) and Fred Savage (in Ray Liotta’s signature role), to read the Oscar-nominated screenplay before a live audience.

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- Matthew Chernov

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‘Benched’ Cancelled By USA After One Season

14 January 2015 8:24 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Benched” has been cancelled, after one season.

The courtroom comedy, starring Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington, will not return for a second season, USA confirmed to Variety on Wednesday.

Created by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones, the half-hour USA original series, was exec produced by Watkins, Jones, Mark Gordon and Andrea ShayJohn Enbom was the showrunner.

The series premiered on Oct. 28, 2014, and the first season finale aired Dec. 30.


- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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USA Network Cancels ‘Benched’ After One Season

14 January 2015 8:11 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s one and done for USA’s “Benched. The half-hour comedy, produced by ABC Studios, has been cancelled by the network, TheWrap has confirmed.

Happy Endings” alum Eliza Coupe starred in the series as a high-stakes, tough-as-nails attorney whose bad attitude leads to a major life adjustment. She loses her job and winds up working at the public defender’s office for Los Angeles County.

Also Read: 11 Outrageous Ron Swanson Lines From ‘Parks and Recreation’ (Photos)

While the series held onto consistent ratings of approximately 800,000 viewers throughout its 12-episode run in the fall. Those numbers were below those for “Siren, »

- Jason Hughes

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Full "Wet Hot" TV Series Cast Revealed

14 January 2015 9:18 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A full twenty-one actors from the original "Wet Hot American Summer" feature are set to be joined by nine more actors for Netflix's upcoming TV series prequel to the cult 2001 comedy.

New faces joining the series include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery, Randall Park, Lake Bell, Jayma Mays, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and Richard Schiff.

Their roles are said to be as follows: "Watkins will play a tough New Yorker, Charles is a guy from a rival camp, Huebel's a rival professor to Pierce, Schiff is Pierce’s academic superior, Park's a librarian in love with Shannon, and Scheer is a journalist."

Pretty much every actor is set to return from the original including Paul RuddBradley CooperElizabeth BanksAmy PoehlerH. Jon BenjaminMichael Ian BlackJudah FriedlanderJaneane GarofaloNina HellmanKen MarinoZak OrthDavid Hyde PierceJoe LoTruglioChristopher MeloniA.D. MilesMarguerite Moreau, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Wet Hot American Summer’ TV Series Adds 9 More Stars Including Josh Charles and Randall Park

14 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Camp Firewood is about to get even more crowded. The Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series has just added about 9 more actors, to join the 21 — count ‘em — cast members from the original. The new additions include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery (Mad Men) and Randall Park (The Interview). More details […]

The post ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ TV Series Adds 9 More Stars Including Josh Charles and Randall Park appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer Series Adds Josh Charles, John Slattery, Jayma Mays & Five Others

14 January 2015 7:35 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series is adding some new faces, but most of them will be familiar to TV fans. As first reported by Deadline, several well-known actors, including Josh Charles (The Good Wife), John Slattery (Mad Men), Jayma Mays (Glee), Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife), Randall Park (The Interview‘s Kim Jong-un and ABC’s upcoming family comedy Fresh Off the Boat), Paul Scheer (The League), Rob Huebel (Transparent), and Richard Schiff (The West Wing), have been cast in the nine-episode, limited series. It has yet to be confirmed who out of the group will be guest stars, recurring players, or possibly even regulars. Charles, Slattery, and others join most of the original cast of the 2001 film. Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul RuddChristopher MeloniDavid Hyde PierceMolly ShannonJaneane GarofaloMarguerite MoreauMichael Ian BlackKen MarinoElizabeth Banks, Joe Lo Trugilo, and co-writer Michael Showalter »

- Chris King

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'Wet Hot American Summer' Netflix Show Adds Tons of New Campers

14 January 2015 1:40 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Camp Firewood, home to the many high jinks of the "Wet Hot American Summer" crew, is getting crowded with all sorts of new characters.

The upcoming Netflix show has added a host of actors to the sprawling original cast, which will include practically all of the stars from the movie, even the really big ones, like Bradley Cooper, "Ant-Man" Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks.

A lot of the newest additions to the gang are all sort of regular collaborators with David Wain and his "State" crew by one or two degrees of separation, like Michaela Watkins, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel, but there will be a few new faces as well. Josh Charles ("The Good Wife"), John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Jayma Mays ("Glee"), and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") will also be joining us in the arts and crafts tent.

We're still waiting on a premiere date, »

- Jenni Miller

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