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Shades of Blue: Season Two Ratings

Last year, Shades of Blue debuted with strong ratings, and NBC renewed it after only five episodes aired. As the season progressed, the numbers declined. Fewer than two thirds of the premiere audience tuned in for the season finale. Will the ratings continue to fall? Will Shades of Blue be cancelled or renewed for season three on NBC?A New York City crime drama, Shades of Blue stars Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Warren Kole, Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker, Sarah Jeffery, and Gino Anthony Pesi. The series follows Harlee Santos (Lopez) and her work “family” of Brooklyn detectives. Season two finds Harlee navigating her fractured relationship with Wozniak (Liota) as she struggles to conceal the fact that she killed her daughter’s father. Not only are Stahl (Kole) and the FBI scrutinizing their precinct, so is Internal Affairs Detective Verco (Dov Davidoff). Meanwhile, a former member of their crew, Julia
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Crashing: Season Two: Pete Holmes Looks Ahead

Pete Holmes' Crashing TV show was renewed for a second season on HBO, last month. In wake of Sunday's season one finale, the star, who executive produces the TV series with Judd Apatow, is talking about the second season of his semi-autobiographical series.A scripted HBO comedy series, the Crashing cast also includes Lauren Lapkus, George Basil, Jermaine Fowler, Aparna Nancherla, Dov Davidoff, Zach Cherry, and Jo Yang. In season one, Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray, and Sarah Silverman guest starred as themselves.Read More…
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The Comedian Starring Robert De Niro and an All-Star Cast Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital May 2nd

Two-Time Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro Leads an All-Star Cast, Including Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone and Harvey Keitel in The Comedian

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II, 1974; Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980) stars as an aging insult comic trying to reinvent himself for acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Ray) in the comedy-drama The Comedian. De Niro’s eight-years-in-the-making passion project also stars Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Danny DeVito (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Charles Grodin (Dave), Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress, The Last Picture Show, 1971), Patti LuPone (“Penny Dreadful”), and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991), with a cast that includes Lucy DeVito (Leaves of Grass) and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally…). In addition, the film features a veritable who’s who of stand-up comedians,
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Shades of Blue: Renewed for Season 3!!!

It's great when a show is currently airing and a network makes a renewal decision.

Shades of Blue, NBC’s gritty drama starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta about corruption in the NYPD and the ramifications that ensue, has been renewed for a third season.

The announcement was made by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

“We’re so hugely appreciative of everything Jennifer and Ray do, and know it is due to their dedication, as well as the hard work of our incredible cast and producers, that Shades of Blue has so clearly and compellingly earned a third-season renewal, Salke said.

“This show continues to mine powerful stories that always leave us hungry for more.”

Thus far in its second season, Shades of Blue is dominating the Sunday 10/9c hour among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas, generating a +50% margin of victory in the of victory in the timeslot in adult 18-49 rating.
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Aussie director attached to London-set thriller

Antony J. Bowman is attached to direct Silent Fear, a London-set thriller which will star Kevin Sorbo.

It.s the first feature from New Zealand producers Ronel Schodt, managing director of Shotz Productions, and Brent Macpherson, director/producer of Stretch Productions, through their Stretch Motion Pictures.

In an unusual twist, the female protagonist is fluent in sign language, and Macpherson is a Deaf director.

The plot revolves around Valerie Crowther (yet to be cast), a Scotland Yard detective whose mother was Deaf. Valerie is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at London.s Wandsworth University, a learning institution for the Deaf.

Sorbo will play Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Bennett, who is her ex-husband, meaning they have a difficult working relationship. Valerie's arrival at Wandsworth University coincides with the death of a student from a deadly flu virus as the government closes the borders to prevent the entry of
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Cher, Georgia Holt interviews on Leno (Videos)

Tonight: Cher and her mother Georgia Holt sit down together with Jay and tell a story about Cher being arrested as a child, including a rare mug shot. Later, Cher and Holt reveal their true feelings about Sonny Bono. Comedian Dov Davidoff performs a stand-up routine. Florida Georgia Line performs. Jay Leno.S Monologue Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Here.S An Interesting Story; Since The Opening Of The Bush Library, Former President Bush.S Approval Rating Has Gone Up. He.S Now At 47%. He.S Tied With President Obama. I Read A Story Over The Weekend That Said George Bush Was Secretly Smart. That.S One Secret The White House Never Managed To Leak Out. How Were They Able To Keep It So Quiet? The
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Morning 5: Zellwegger Directs, Diesel Hunts Witches, Carnahan's Future Projects and More

1.) Vin Diesel is in negotiations to star in The Last Witch Hunter, with Breck Eisner (The Crazies) directing for Lionsgate-Summit. Summit bought the pitch from Cory Goodman (Priest) back in 2010, with Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) attached to direct at one point. Diesel would play the last of a breed charged with keeping the witches and warlocks in check. And they're about to repopulate in a huge way unless he (or Hansel and Gretel) can stop them. The Wrap 2.) Ti West has made a name for himself in the underground horror community with movies like The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, but with Eli Roth producing his new project, the writer/director has a chance to gain exposure to a larger audience. "We want to make this Ti's first mainstream movie, without sacrificing the quality and unflinching horror of the subject matter," Roth said of the film. It's going to be called The Sacrament,
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Heard the one about Renée Zellweger directing a movie about a standup comedian?

Bridget Jones actor to direct and star in film reportedly based on experiences of real-life standup comedian Dov Davidoff

Bridget Jones star Renée Zellweger is to make her feature-directing debut with the comedy-circuit yarn 4 1/2 Minutes. She will also act in the film, alongside Johnny Knoxville, who will take the lead role of a messed-up comedian who has to look after her character's son. The script will be written by Anthony Tambakis, and is apparently based on the experiences of real-life standup Dov Davidoff.

Zellweger has been increasingly moving into behind-camera duties in recent months. She and Tambakis are sharing writing credits on a TV series, Cinnamon Girl, which received an order from the Lifetime channel in July. She is also still attached to star in Bridget Jones's Baby, the third movie in the series, but according to reports the project is on hold indefinitely.

Other major roles appear to be thin on the ground.
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Zellweger, Knoxville Share "4 1/2 Minutes"

Renee Zellweger has signed on to star in and make her directorial debut on the comedy "4 1/2 Minutes" for PalmStar Media Capital says Variety.

Based around the life of stand-up comedian Dov Davidoff. Anthony Tambakis ("Warrior") penned the script in which Johnny Knoxville plays a "commitment-phobic trainwreck" of a comedian whose life is collapsing.

He soon takes a job babysitting the child genius of a single mother (Zellweger). Zellweger, Tambakis and Kevin Frakes will produce and shooting kicks off in February in New York City.
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Renee Zellweger to Star in and Direct 4 1/2 Minutes

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Renee Zellweger to Star in and Direct 4 1/2 Minutes
Ren&#233e Zellweger has joined the growing list of multi-hyphenates by signing on to make her directorial debut with 4 1/2 Minutes. She will star alongside Johnny Knoxville in this comedy based on the life of stand up comedian Dov Davidoff.

The story centers on a comic named Jimmy Bennett (Johnny Knoxville), whose life is falling apart due to his commitment issues. He takes a job looking after the brilliant young son of single mother P.J. Andersen (Ren&#233e Zellweger).

Anthony Tambakis (Warrior) wrote the screenplay, with Dov Davidoff receiving a story credit. Ren&#233e Zellweger and Anthony Tambakis will also produce alongside PalmStar Media Capital's Kevin Scott Frakes.

Production is scheduled to begin this coming February in New York City.
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Renée Zellweger will finally direct a movie for people who have been waiting for Renée Zellweger to direct a movie

For those who have been watching Renée Zellweger's acting career with impatience, wondering when she would finally lend her particular sensibilities, whatever those may be, to directing, today is the day that you are cathartically released from your self-made prison. Variety reports that Zellweger will soon make her directorial debut on 4 1/2 Minutes, a film loosely based on the life of comedian Dov Davidoff, in which Johnny Knoxville plays a struggling, "commitment-phobic" stand-up comic who gets his literal and metaphorical act together by babysitting the "genius son" of a single mother, played by Renée Zellweger ...
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Renée Zellweger set to make directorial debut with the comedy '4 1/2 Minutes'

Renée Zellweger set to make directorial debut with the comedy '4 1/2 Minutes'
A long-planned third installment in the Bridget Jones franchise may have hit some snags and delays, but actress Renée Zellweger isn’t sitting around twiddling her thumbs. Zellweger is set to make her directorial debut with—and co-star in—a comedy called 4 1/2 Minutes, EW has confirmed.

Set in the New York stand-up comedy world, the film will star Johnny Knoxville of Jackass fame as a commitment-phobic, downward-spiraling comic who takes a job babysitting the genius son of a single mom, played by Zellweger. Scripted by Warrior co-writer Anthony Tambakis, the comedy is based on the life and comedy of stand-up Dov Davidoff.
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Renee Zellweger Has 4 1/2 Minutes

Renee Zellweger Has 4 1/2 Minutes
Actor-turned-director story numero uno of the day: Though Renee Zellweger has occasionally dipped her toes into the producing waters, she hasn’t shown much interest in directing. But apparently she was just keeping it quiet, as the actress has now signed on to star in and shoot 4 1/2 Minutes.While lots of people get their first taste of megaphone wielding via shorts, that is actually the title of a new comedy and not the running time. Written by Warrior’s Anthony Tambakis, the plot will be based on the life of real-life stand-up comic Dov Davidoff (who worked on the story).Johnny Knoxville will star as Jimmy Bennett, a commitment-shy comedian whose life is one big disaster area. That, presumably, changes when he takes a job looking after the genius child spawned by single mother Pj Anderson (Zellweger).Assuming everything comes together, Zellweger will be calling action for the first time in New York next February.
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Renee Zellweger to Direct and Star Opposite Johnny Knoxville in 4 1/2 Minutes

Renee Zellweger is looking to try her hand at directing. Variety reports that Zellweger will make her directorial debut with 4 ½ Minutes, a comedy that takes place in the New York City stand-up world. The actress would also star in the pic opposite Johnny Knoxville, who will play “a commitment-phobic, train-wreck of a comedian whose life is falling apart when he takes a job looking after the genius son of single mom P.J. Andersen (Zellweger).” The script by Anthony Tambakis (Warrior) is based on the life of comedian Dov Davidoff. Zellweger hasn’t exactly been prolific as of late, with her last feature film being 2010’s My Own Love Song. I can’t say the prospect of Zellweger taking on the stand-up comedy world is incredibly enticing, but it’d be nice to see a pleasantly surprising directorial debut from the Oscar-winning actress. Production on 4 ½ Minutes is set to get underway in NYC in February.
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Renee Zellweger to direct, star in comedy '4 1/2 Minutes'

Renee Zellweger to direct, star in comedy '4 1/2 Minutes'
Renee Zellweger will make her directorial debut in an upcoming comedy project. The Bridget Jones actress will also star in 4 1/2 Minutes alongside Johnny Knoxville. The film will be financed by Kevin Frakes's PalmStar Media Capital and is written by Warrior's Anthony Tambakis. 4 1/2 Minutes is based on real-life stand-up comic Dov Davidoff, who also shares a story credit. It centres on Jimmy Bennett (Knoxville), a commitment-phobic comedian who starts a job taking care of a genius son of a single mother (Zellweger). The film is set in New York City, with production expected to start in February. Frakes will produce, alongside Zellweger and Tambakis, with Raj Brinder Singh executive producing. Zellweger and Tambakis previously worked (more)
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Renee Zellweger to direct 4 1/2 Minutes, star with Johnny Knoxville

Comedy 4 1/2 Minutes will mark the directorial debut of actress Renee Zellweger who will star with Johnny Knoxville in Anthony Tambakis who wrote the incredible Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton Mma drama Warrior, scripts. Variety reports that PalmStar Media Capital's Kevin Frakes is set to finance and K5 International will start introducing the movie to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival. 4 1/2 Minutes takes place in New York City and is based on the life of stand-up comic Dov Davidoff and follows Jimmy Bennett (played by Knoxville), a comedian scared of commitment whose life is falling apart after he takes a job where he's tasked in looking after the genius son of single mother P.J. Andersen (Zellweger).
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Renee Zellweger to direct 4 1/2 Minutes, star with Johnny Knoxville

Comedy 4 1/2 Minutes will mark the directorial debut of actress Renee Zellweger who will star with Johnny Knoxville in Anthony Tambakis who wrote the incredible Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton Mma drama Warrior, scripts. Variety reports that PalmStar Media Capital's Kevin Frakes is set to finance and K5 International will start introducing the movie to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival. 4 1/2 Minutes takes place in New York City and is based on the life of stand-up comic Dov Davidoff and follows Jimmy Bennett (played by Knoxville), a comedian scared of commitment whose life is falling apart after he takes a job where he's tasked in looking after the genius son of single mother P.J. Andersen (Zellweger).
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Renee Zellweger Will Star With Johnny Knoxville In Her Directorial Debut ’4 1/2 Minutes’

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It seems that Renee Zellweger isn’t just sitting around waiting for another Bridget Jones to head into production, as we’ve got news she will be stepping behind the camera herself. Variety has the report on her directorial debut, which features quite an odd match-up.

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is set to star alongside Zellweger in her indie comedy titled 4 1/2 Minutes. Anthony Tambakis, who wrote Warrior and also worked with Zellweger on an upcoming Lifetime pilot, has scripted this one, which is based on stand-up comedian Dov Davidoff‘s life. Knoxville leads the film as Jimmy Bennett, “a commitment-phobic, train-wreck of a comedian whose life is falling apart when he takes a job looking after the genius son of single mom P.J. Andersen,” played by Zellweger.

After the success of Louie and Sleepwalk Walk with Me, I’m enjoying this string of slightly biographical takes on the lives
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Renee Zellweger to Direct and Star in 4 1/2 Minutes

Renee Zellweger has signed on to both direct and star in 4 1/2 Minutes , a comedy based on the stand-up of Dov Davidoff. Variety reports that Johnny Knoxville is also attached to play Jimmy Bennett, Davidoff's on-screen alter ego. Anthony Tambakis provided the screenplay for the project, which sees Bennett taking a job babysitting a child genius with Zellweger playing the boy's single mother. 4 1/2 Minutes marks Zellweger's directing debut and is targeting a February 2013 production in New York City. (Photo Credit: Joseph Marzullo / Acc / Zoj /WENN.com)
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Summer TV season high on comedy shows but sadly short on actual comedy

IFC, TBS and MTV would like you to spend your summer watching their shows, but the comedy will leave you feeling cold

Summer is when the laughter dies. That's not just the title of my hauntingly powerful new young adult novel, it's also an accurate summation of the current schedules. The networks are now adopting a half rerun/half reality format, and cable proudly rolls out the drama. But if the sudden lack of comedy threatens to make you cranky and unfocused, there are a few avenues worth investigating.

IFC offers the TV adaptation of the popular podcast Comedy Bang Bang. There may be almost as many unlistened-to podcasts moldering on my iTunes as there are unwatched episodes on my DVR, but that doesn't mean I'm not a fan of the medium. On the contrary: I'm overwhelmed! In the same way BBC radio has acted as a breeding ground
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