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Channing Tatum Wants to Get 'Matching Vajays' with Nick Zano

19 March 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Talk about a bromance.

Channing Tatum interviews his real-life pal -- One Big Happy star Nick Zano -- for Interview magazine's latest issue, in which the two reveal a whole lot about their friendship. Tatum's choice of questions turn out to be, err ... interesting, for example, when he asks 37-year-old Zano if he could "grow a vagina" for a day, would he do it?

"Sure. How do you not?" Zano replies after clarifying that the change in private parts would only be temporary. "Let's do it at the same time."

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As it turns out, the 34-year-old Magic Mike star is totally game.

"I would totally do that with you," he says. "I'd have matching vajays ... I think we should take that to [One Big Happy producer] Ellen [DeGeneres] as a weird recurring dream sequence -- just me and you comparing vaginas."

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Clearly, their banter stems from the two's close friendship of over a decade, and the magazine »

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One Big Happy: Season One Ratings

18 March 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC hasn't had a successful sitcom in quite awhile. Could One Big Happy become a hit in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned to find out.

On the One Big Happy sitcom, a pair of childhood best friends -- he's straight (Nick Zano) and she's a lesbian (Elisha Cuthbert) -- are still single as adults and decide to have a baby together. But then, he meets and marries the love of his life (Kelly Brook) and a different kind of family is born. The rest of the cast includes Rebecca Corry, Chris Williams, and Brandon Mychal Smith.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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One Big Happy

18 March 2015 12:40 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: NBC

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 17, 2015 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano, Kelly Brook, Rebecca Corry, Chris Williams, and Brandon Mychal Smith.

TV show description:

This comedy series looks at what happens when two best friends decide to have a baby together -- and then one meets the love of his life.

Best friends Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert) and Luke (Nick Zano) are like family. As kids, they saw each other's parents go through divorce and as a result, they formed an inseparable bond. Now, all grown up and still single, they've decided to start a family of their own, but in a non-traditional way. Lizzy, who's a lesbian, wants to raise a child with Luke by her side. »

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‘One Big Happy’ Creator Says Producer Ellen DeGeneres ‘Changed My Life’

17 March 2015 8:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The cast and creator of NBC’s “One Big Happy” are just that. The new sitcom, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and created by Liz Feldman, follows a lesbian and her straight male friend trying to have a baby. Ahead of the show’s Tuesday premiere, the team behind it couldn’t be more excited.

“I have to say, I’m loving the wardrobe,” said Elisha Cuthbert, who stars as Lizzy. “To play a lesbian is great. You just have a really great blazer collection. I get to wear a lot of great blazers and a lot of great flat shoes. My calves have gone down two sizes since I don’t have to wear heels every day.”

Comfortable costumes aside, Cuthbert understands the responsibility of portraying the first lead gay woman on a sitcom since DeGeneres did so herself: “I was thrilled that Ellen and Liz felt confident enough »

- Marianne Zumberge

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One Big Happy: Does NBC's New Modern Family Pop?

17 March 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One Big Happy features Elisha Cuthbert’s (Happy Endings) welcome return to the small screen alongside the always-charming Nick Zano in his first series regular role since The WB’s What I Like About You. But is the show itself the right fit for this frustratingly good-looking, rib-tickling duo?

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In the premiere episode, which aired Tuesday, we meet perpetually single BFFs Luke (Zano) and Lizzy (Cuthbert), a carefree bowling alley owner and his lesbian roommate who have decided to start a family. Their plan is no sooner interrupted when the free-spirited Prudence (Kelly Brook, Piranha 3D »

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Ellen DeGeneres Is About to Change TV Again With 'One Big Happy'

17 March 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Nearly 18 years ago, Ellen DeGeneres made television history when she announced on her sitcom that she was gay. Now, the queen of daytime is about to change the landscape again with the new NBC comedy One Big Happy.

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Ellen executive produces the show, which follows the unconventional family of Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), Luke (Nick Zano) and Prudence (Kelly Brook). Lizzy, who is a lesbian, wants to raise a child with Luke by her side. Lizzy discovers she's pregnant just after Luke elopes with a free-spirited British girl (Prudence) -- and with that a new kind of family is born.

"It's a really funny show that people will love," Ellen said.

According to Kelly, Ellen is wearing multiple hats behind the scenes of the show, including warm-up comic.

"She comes on set and she warms the crowd up before we go on, which sometimes »

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Outrage Watch: This TV critic has a major problem with NBC's 'One Big Happy'

17 March 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the March 17, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. So much anger today! Top story: Daily Beast TV writer Kevin Fallon has a big problem with NBC's "One Big Happy." "As a sitcom, it’s as retrograde as it gets - a 'Three's Company' retread where instead of getting starkly different personalities, the characters get different sexualities. (Or, in Prudence’s case, an accent)," writes Fallon of the new Ellen DeGeneres-produced sitcom, which stars Elisha Cuthbert as a gay woman who decides to raise a child with her straight best friend (Nick Zano) -- only to have his hot new wife (Kelly Brook) move in. "Hijinks barely even ensue, replaced instead by broad lesbian clichés and stereotypes that are only recognized as jokes when the unsettling, maniacal laugh track kicks in." Fallon continues: "If »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Review: ‘One Big Happy’ illustrates sad state of NBC comedy brand

17 March 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With "Parks and Recreation" ascended to heaven, "Community" descended to Yahoo and "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" preparing to evaporate into the ether, you might say that NBC's comedy brand was in jeopardy. That, however, would make the completely false assumption that NBC has a comedy brand. As the network heads into the heart of the Spring 2015 development season, NBC has a couple half-hour blocks of laugh-intended programming, which does not a "comedy brand" make.  The network's confusion at its place-filling strategy is evident in the new Tuesday block of "Undateable" and "One Big Happy," which premieres on Tuesday (March 17) with the not insignificant boost of "The Voice," which NBC presumably hopes will prevent the ignominy of a network having to start 100 percent from scratch, comedy-wise, at the May upfronts. On the surface, "Undateable" and "One Big Happy" feel similar, at least if your concept of similar is "All »

- Daniel Fienberg

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One Big Happy Season 1 Review

17 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review is based on the first two episodes of season one, which were provided to us for review purposes prior to broadcast.

Full disclosure: I was sent the first four episodes of NBC’s newest comedy sitcom, One Big Happy, and I only watched two. That sentence will probably do more to express my feelings for the show than this review as a whole, because, honestly, there’s just not much to criticize here. It’s the most basic, shrill, laugh track-using, oh-what-shenanigans-will-they-get-into-this-week kind of show that feels like someone at NBC tripped over a dusty old pilot episode in some forgotten hallway and remembered they needed a half hour to fill this spring.

So what’s it about? Lizzie (Elisha Cuthbert) is best friends with Luke (eternally bland sitcom pop-up Nick Zano), and they made a pact in their twenties to have a baby together – via artificial »

- Mitchel Broussard

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How Ellen DeGeneres’ Comedy ‘One Big Happy’ Avoids Being One Big Gay Cliche

17 March 2015 6:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

What a difference 18 years makes. In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres made history when her TV character, Ellen Morgan, came out (as did DeGeneres herself). The groundbreaking episode drew in a whopping 42 million viewers and even won a coveted Peabody award. Fast forward almost two decades, and DeGeneres is now executive producing “One Big Happy,” a new sitcom about Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), a young lesbian, and her straight best friend Luke (Nick Zano), who decide to have a child together. The plan is altered when Luke impulsively marries Prudence (Kelly Brook) — just as Lizzy learns she’s pregnant. “This is what the »

- Itay Hod

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One Big Happy Review – TV NBC

16 March 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

One Big Happy, NBC‘s latest sit-com effort, is set to have a great premiere just off the back of promotion by executive producer Ellen Degeneres. The real question is whether or not people are going to come back, and if it can expand its market beyond the viewers who are dedicated Ellen fans.

One of the best indicators of its success (or lack thereof) may be its lead-in, Undateable. The shows are well-paired, with not only much in common, but a similar comedic style. They are also shows that aren’t exactly the kind of efforts that will shoot out of the gates. They need to grow on you a bit before you come around to appreciating what a blast they are. That’s a tough road in today’s world, as Undateable fans can attest, since it wasn’t a sure thing it would be returning for a while. »

- Marc Eastman

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TV Review: ‘One Big Happy’

16 March 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC is still seeking to master the formula for a gay-straight, three-headed family comedy, following up “The New Normal” — in which a straight woman played surrogate to a gay couple — with “One Big Happy,” in which a lesbian plans to have a baby with her bachelor friend, who suddenly winds up in a monogamous relationship. Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the series advances the story in semi-serialized fashion, but is pitched so broadly that its politics take a back seat to pratfalls and rim shots. “The Voice” is helpful in introducing comedies, but this still feels like one big waste of time.

The network did send out a whole bunch of episodes in advance of the premiere, which suggests a greater level of confidence than the series appears to deserve.

Elisha Cuthbert (“24”) stars as Lizzy, who in true sitcom fashion literally babbles out the entire plot during a breathless over-the-counter exchange »

- Brian Lowry

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TV Review: 'One Big Happy'

13 March 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Have you heard the one about the acid-tongued California lesbian, her goofy heterosexual male best friend and the buxom British bombshell who moves in with them? Credit Liz Feldman’s eager-to-please NBC sitcom for not pretending that its oh-so-modern odd-throupling scenario is in any way groundbreaking. This jaunty half-hour comedy is merely out for easy grins and giggles—and though the belly laughs are few, the cast consistently manages to charm. The series opens with Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert) and Luke (Nick Zano), best friends since childhood who are now on the cusp of 30, shopping

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- Keith Uhlich

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5 Questions with … Elisha Cuthbert of “One Big Happy”

13 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Elisha Cuthbert stars in “One Big Happy,” a sitcom from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and creator/executive producer Liz Feldman that premieres Tuesday on NBC. In the fresh comedy, Cuthbert plays Lizzy, an uptight lesbian who has decided to raise a child with her best friend Luke (Nick Zano). But when Luke marries Prudence (Kelly Brook), a sexy and free-spirited Brit, Lizzy’s carefully laid plans go awry and a new kind of family is born. Here Cuthbert answers our “5 Questions.” 1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? W, Elle Decor … Continue reading →

The post 5 Questions with … Elisha Cuthbert of “One Big Happy” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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11 New Shows Debuting This Spring!

11 March 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

With the start of a new season comes new TV shows. Spring storylines range from a zombie medical student and a fictitious royal family in London to a blind vigilante. Be sure you don’t miss these premieres. If the shows receive a second season, these are what you might be auditioning for in a few months! “The Royals” (March 15)Elizabeth Hurley whips out her best regal behavior as bitchy Queen Helena, head of a fictitious (and scandalous!) British royal family. The drama series, set in modern-day London, is the E! network’s first scripted show and also stars Vincent Regan (“300”), William Moseley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”), Alexandra Park, and Merritt Patterson. “One Big Happy” (March 17)This new comedy, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and created by Liz Feldman (“2 Broke Girls”), stars Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano as a lesbian and her best guy friend who decide to have a »

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Channing Tatum Visits Troops in Afghanistan for Uso

16 February 2015 11:10 AM, PST | Channing Tatum Unwrapped | See recent Channing Tatum Unwrapped news »

He’s portrayed fictional soldiers in ‘Stop-Loss‘ and ‘Dear John‘, but Channing Tatum‘s support of the military is 100% real, and last weekend he showed his love with a surprise visit to Afghanistan for the Uso!

Chan flew over along with his good friend Nick Zano, ‘Magic Mike‘ costar Adam Rodriguez, Free Association producing partner Reid Carolin, friend and vet Brett Rodriguez, and more. Together, they spent time with more than 1,500 American troops, visiting seven bases and the U.S. Embassy. Click here for more pics and info, and check out his candid slide show below!

What an incredible journey! Thank you for everything you do. Know that we all wish you a safe return home. Till then, keep holding it down. http://bit.ly/1uFg5NT #Uso #USOMoments @theuso

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Ellen DeGeneres: My New NBC Comedy Is Not a Show About Lesbians

16 January 2015 5:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ellen DeGeneres is not looking to make history (again) in prime time. So even though One Big Happy - a new comedy she's executive producing for NBC - features a lesbian character having a baby with her straight male friend, the goal was to make people laugh, not break new ground on TV. "It just happens to be a very funny show. It happens to have a lesbian character in it," DeGeneres told reporters Friday. "It's not like I formed a production company and said, 'Bring me all your lesbian scripts.' I'm not just going to be a lesbian »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Ellen Degeneres: My New NBC Comedy Is Not a Show About Lesbians

16 January 2015 5:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ellen DeGeneres is not looking to make history (again) in prime time. So even though One Big Happy - a new comedy she's executive producing for NBC - features a lesbian character having a baby with her straight male friend, the goal was to make people laugh, not break new ground on TV. "It just happens to be a very funny show. It happens to have a lesbian character in it," DeGeneres told reporters Friday. "It's not like I formed a production company and said, 'Bring me all your lesbian scripts.' I'm not just going to be a lesbian »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Ellen DeGeneres: NBC's One Big Happy 'Just Happens to Have a Lesbian'

16 January 2015 1:17 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As the news broke that the Supreme Court would decide whether all 50 states must allow gay marriage, Ellen DeGeneres and Liz Feldman were setting the record straight about the new NBC comedy they’re producing/writing and which stars Elisha Cuthbert as a lesbian.

Based on Feldman’s own life — Cuthbert plays Liz, a woman planning to have a baby with her male Bff (2 Broke Girls’ Nick Zano) when he meets the love of his life (Kelly Brook) — One Big Happy “in a way is almost trying to pick up where [Ellen] left off,” Feldman said, alluding to DeGeneres’ eponymous 1990s sitcom, »

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Ellen DeGeneres' new NBC comedy is not just a lesbian show

16 January 2015 1:16 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

NBC’s new comedy One Big Happy stars Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano as best friends Lizzy and Luke, who decide to have a child together right before Luke meets the love of his life in Prudence (Kelly Brook) and quickly gets hitched lest his British bride get deported. Oh, and Lizzy happens to be a lesbian. And famed lesbian Ellen DeGeneres happens to be one of the executive producers. Much like the struggles faced by Ryan Murphy's The New Normal, the assumption is that the comedy will be all about gay humor—though Lizzy does wear far too »

- Natalie Abrams

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