16 items from 2013
On TV this Thursday: Sing it with me: On the 12th day of Christmas, the TV gods gave to me 10… fall… finales! Including Scandal‘s gladiators taking a knee, The Vampire Diaries dropping a big revelation, a Big Banger having a wonderful life and Grey’s saying “I do.” (Or does it?) As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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- Kimberly Roots
If there’s one thing you can always count on Two and a Half Men for, it’s the casting of incredibly attractive women. I won’t ever be compelled to sit down and watch a half hour of Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher, but I can be tempted by the bodacious curves of Aly Michalka, the latest gorgeous woman to grace the set of CBS’s long-running comedy. The only difference between Michalka’s casting and any other actress is she’s going to have no romantic entanglements with any of the titular men. Instead, she’s going to be a point of affection for newcomer Amber Tamblyn.
When Angus T. Jones dropped from series regular status, Tamblyn was brought in fill in the void as the deceased Charlie’s previously unknown daughter. She also happens to be a lesbian and just as womanizing as her absent father. When Michalka appears on the show, »
- Brody Gibson
Sorry, fellas, but Robbie Rogers is taken. I saw this Instagram from Greg Berlanti back at Halloween and didn’t think anything of it, but the matching costumes are indeed a couple thing according to TMZ. The pair has been together since May.
Joan Jett was scheduled to be part of the South Dakota float in the Macy’s Parade, but her outspoken vegetarianism angered the state’s powerful cattle lobby in the state and so she’s been moved to an unnamed float. Presumably South Dakota has booked the Chick-Fil-a cows as entertainment.
Colton Haynes tells Flaunt that when he was modeling (he mentions A&F campaign, but oddly, not Xy magazine shoots), he had to stuff his shoes because he wasn’t tall enough. »
- Ed Kennedy
“Two and a Half Men” is adding another woman to the mix. “Phil of the Future” and “Easy A” star Aly Michalka has been cast in a recurring role on the CBS sitcom, an individual familiar with the casting told TheWrap on Friday. Also read: ‘Two and a Half Men’ Boss Chuck Lorre Slams Freeway Workers in New Vanity Card Michalka will play the love interest of Jenny, played by “House M.D.” alum Amber Tamblyn. Tamblyn came aboard the series for its current season, playing the long-lost daughter of Charlie Harper (former series star Charlie Sheen), who comes to live with her uncle. »
- Tim Kenneally
CBS’ Two and a Half Men is about to get a whole new woman.
As of now, Michalka is set to appear in two episodes this season. The first will air on Thursday, Dec. 12.
- Kimberly Roots
Exclusive: Briga Heelan is making a return to NBC/Warner Bros.’s midseason series Undateable, re-joining the Bill Lawrence comedy as a recurring. She will reprise the role of Nicki she played in the pilot as a guest star. The bromantic comedy centers on Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. Heelan first came into the Lawrence/Warner Bros. family in March when she was cast as the female lead in the TBS comedy pilot Ground Floor. A month later, she was brought in as a last-minute replacement of originally cast series regular Aly Michalka in the Undateable pilot. Because of her commitment to Ground Floor, Heelan did the NBC pilot as a guest star. Then on May 10, within a few hours both Ground Floor and Undateable were picked up to series. Lawrence wanted Heelan for both shows, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Exclusive: The Secret Life Of The American Teenager co-star Megan Park has been cast as a regular on NBC’s midseason multi-camera comedy series Undateable, from Warner Bros. TV and Bill Lawrence’s Doozer Prods. The bromantic comedy centers on Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. Park will play Nicki, the eternally optimistic young waitress who is a recent transplant to Detroit from a small town in the Upper Peninsula. She’s treated like a little sister by all the regulars at Justin’s bar, but Justin secretly has feelings for her. The role has been vacant since originally cast Aly Michalka exited before the taping of the pilot. Briga Heelan, stepped in at the last minute to play the role in the pilot as a guest star as she was the female lead »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Aly Michalka looked like a completely different person when she walked the red carpet at the ‘Grown Ups 2′ premiere in New York on July 10. Are you loving her dramatic new look or is she better blonde? Vote below.
Wow! We did the double take of a lifetime when we spotted Aly Michalka, 24, at the New York City premiere of her new movie Grown Ups 2. Not only was her hair dark and dramatic, she switched up her tan, beachy look for a bold red lip. Which look do you like better, HollywoodLifers? Tell us!
Aly first went dark at the beginning of 2013, but her mane was a lighter brown with blonde highlights in the front. The usually curly-haired gal went sleek and straight for the movie premiere, held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York »
- Dory Larrabee
This is the second batch of clips we've added recently for the Phase 4 Films release starring Virginia Madsen, Sam Trammell, Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, Graham Rogers, Madeline Zima, Kristoffer Ryan Winters, Anthony Lapaglia, Aly Michalka, Lin Shaye, Eva Longoria, Christopher Atkins and Camryn. The romantic comedy helmed by Sarah Siegel-Magness, opens in theaters on May 31st. While re-evaluating her life as a newly single mother, a woman relies on her carefree son and his awkward brother to keep their lives interesting. When an unlikely romance blossoms between the youngest son and the new girl in town, she realizes the key to her happiness can be found where she least expects it, and there's only one kind of love worth living for - the crazy kind. »
A pair of new NBC comedies are in recasting mode, with a well-known actress looking to take over one of the vacated parts.
The network wants Jenna Elfman -- who starred on NBC's "1600 Penn" this season -- to take a lead role in "The Family Guide," according to TVLine. She would replace Parker Posey, who left the show after filming the pilot. NBC will also recast two parts on "Undateable," which like "The Family Guide" is set for a midseason debut.
"The Family Guide" is about a boy (Eli Baker) and his relationship with recently divorced parents (J.K. Simmons plays his father), and how the family ultimately becomes closer after the divorce. DJ Nash, who previously worked with Elfman on "Accidentally on Purpose," created the show.
There will be some recasting on NBC’s newly picked up multi-camera comedy series Undateable, from Warner Bros. TV and Bill Lawrence’s Doozer Prods. The bromantic comedy centers on Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. One of the recastings was expected. It involves Briga Heelan, who stepped in at the last minute to replace originally cast Aly Michalka. Heelan plays the female lead in Lawrence’s TBS comedy Ground Floor, which was picked up to series the same day as Undateable. Her casting as a guest star on Undateable stemmed from her relationship with Lawrence and Warners on Ground Floor. There was an effort to find a way for her to do both series but that proved impossible, so the role on Undateable, Maddie, a waitress in Justin’s (Morin) bar who is »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Phase 4 Films has sent along new new Crazy Kind of Love Clips; a romantic comedy also known as Long Time Gone, starring Virginia Madsen, Sam Trammell, Zach Gilford and Amanda Crew. Sarah Siegel-Magness directs from the screenplay by Karen McCullah Lutz based on the novel by April Stevens. While re-evaluating her life as a newly single mother, a woman relies on her carefree son and his awkward brother to keep their lives interesting. When an unlikely romance blossoms between the youngest son and the new girl in town, she realizes the key to her happiness can be found where she least expects it, and there's only one kind of love worth living for - the crazy kind. Also in the cast of Crazy Kind of Love are Graham Rogers, Madeline Zima, Kristoffer Ryan Winters, Anthony Lapaglia, Aly Michalka, Lin Shaye, Eva Longoria and Christopher Atkins. »
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- Michael Ausiello
Exclusive: NBC is making a casting change on Undateable, its multicamera comedy pilot from Bill Lawrence and Warner Bros TV. Aly Michalka has departed the project, which is taping Thursday. I hear she will be replaced with Briga Heelan, who last month was cast as the female lead of another Bill Lawrence/Warner Bros TV multi-camera comedy pilot, TBS’ Ground Floor. Because of her relationship with the producers, Heelan has been able to quickly step into Undateable, in which she is being cast as a guest star because of her existing commitment to Ground Floor. (Undateable will actually film before the TBS pilot.) Written by Adam Sztykiel based on the book by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle, Undateable is described as a bromantic comedy about Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. Heelan, repped by Gersh and Thruline, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Among the latest pilot castings, former TV M.D. Mamie Gummer is backing up Backstrom, and Bianca Kajlich and Aly Michalka are hereby Undateable. Meanwhile, Fox has put a pin in one of their drama projects.
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Per our sister site Deadline….
* Fresh off her abbreviated shift as Emily Owens, M.D., Gummer is providing backup to Rainn Wilson’s Backstrom on CBS, filling the female lead role of Nicole Carlton, a competent police detective who is a lesbian.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Exclusive: Rules Of Engagement‘s Bianca Kajlich and Aly Michalka (Hellcats) have joined Undateable, NBC’s multicamera comedy pilot from Bill Lawrence and Warner Bros TV. Written by Adam Sztykiel based on the book by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle, Undateable is described as a bromantic comedy about Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. Kajlich, repped by UTA, The Collective and Warren Dern, plays Danny’s (D’Elia) older sister Leslie, a divorced single mom who works as a wine rep to get free booze and meet guys; a straight shooter, she tells it like it is. Michalka, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, plays Maddie, an attractive waitress in Justin’s (Morin) bar who is endlessly attracted to jerks and bad pickup lines … but could she have a sweet spot for Justin? Kajlich is the »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
16 items from 2013
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