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Best TV to Watch in August: 'You're the Worst,' Olympics and More

14 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

With nationwide temperatures stuck in the high nineties like some kind of cherry on top of the sundae of this hellish year, the drive to leave the living room has hit an all-time low. Wherever has air-conditioning is where it's at — and so it falls to TV to keep us entertained.

Reigning reality-competition champ The Voice will return on NBC, and the Peacock will also host coverage of the holy grail of sports-tv programming (crossover division) known as the Summer Olympics. Some under-loved critical darlings are returning for another season, »

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Will Big Bang Theory's Bernadette Birth an Ausiello? Plus: Final Season Talk, Scoop on Penny's Family Reunion

22 July 2016 4:34 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Big Bang Theory is heading for “another” wedding as Season 10 opens, paving the way for Katey Sagal to debut as Penny’s mother. Yet this is not the first time the Golden Globe winner has been eyed for a role on the CBS hitcom.

Comic-con 2016 Exclusive Videos, Casting News, Scoop and More

Speaking with Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte, exec producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady shared that Sagal’s name had come up earlier in the series’ run, to serve a different purpose. But all along, the actress told the show, “She is »

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SDCC: It’s an 8 Simple Rules reunion as Katey Sagal joins The Big Bang Theory as Penny’s mother

22 July 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the San Diego Comic-Con panel for The Big Bang Theory, executive producer Steve Molaro has announced that the upcoming tenth season will see an 8 Simple Rules reunion, as Katey Sagal joins the cast as the mother of Kaley Cuoco’s Penny.

“We are finally going to meet more of Penny’s family,” Ep Steve Molaro said. “We’re going to be meeting Penny’s mom and her brother in the first episode back. We’re super excited that Katey Sagal will be playing Penny’s mom.”

Furthermore, it was also revealed that Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) will play Penny’s brother, with both new additions set to make their debut in the season ten premiere, which is set for September 19th.

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- Gary Collinson

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'Big Bang Theory': Producers reveal who will play Penny's mother, brother

22 July 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On The Big Bang Theory, we’ve been introduced to many of the parents that make these characters so oddly lovable (or slightly warped). Now one last piece of that puzzle is finally being revealed. Katey Sagal, best known for her work on Sons of Anarchy and Married...with Children, has been cast as Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) mother. “We are finally going to meet more of Penny’s family,” Ep Steve Molaro said at Comic-Con per EW. “We’re going to be meeting Penny’s mom and her brother in the first episode back. We’re super excited that Katey Sagal will be playing Penny’s mom.” In a weird twist, this re-unites Sagal and Cuoco as mother and daughter as the two teamed up on the ABC series 8 Simple Rules. Molaro also said that Jack McBrayer of 30 Rock fame has been cast as Penny’s brother. The Big Bang Theory »

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Casts Katey Sagal, Jack McBrayer for Season 10

22 July 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Penny will be meeting her family in Season 10 of “The Big Bang Theory,” with Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”) as her mom and Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) as her brother, the writers announced at San Diego Comic Con Friday. Steve Molaro made the announcement during the “Big Bang Theory” writers panel, saying, “We are finally going to meet more of Penny’s family. We’re going to be meeting Penny’s mom and her brother in the first episode back.” Season 10 of CBS’ perennial hit comedy marks the tail-end of a three-year renewal for the show announced back in 2014. Also Read: Kaley. »

- Linda Ge

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The Big Bang Theory: Katey Sagal and Jack McBrayer Cast as Penny's Family!

22 July 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It's not a secret that The Big Bang Theory casts family members extremely well.

So it shouldn't be a surprise that when it came time to expand Penny's world, she was given only the best.

News out of San Diego Comic Con today is that Katey Sagal will play Penny's mom and Jack McBrayer will be Penny's brother.

“We are finally going to meet more of Penny’s family,” Executive Producer Steve Molaro said.

“We’re going to be meeting Penny’s mom and her brother in the first episode back." "

We’re super excited that Katey Sagal will be playing Penny’s mom.”

He's not the only one.

This isn't the first time Cuoco and Sagal will have played mother and daughter on television.

Their first time was on the series Eight Simple Rules, which also starred John Ritter. (See photo)

Ritter died during production on that series, and Cuoco and Sagal, »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Find Out Who Will Be Playing Penny's Mother on The Big Bang Theory

22 July 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fans of 8 Simple Rules can rejoice - Katey Sagal is playing Kaley Cuoco's mom yet again! On Friday, The Big Bang Theory's executive producer Steve Molaro revealed that Sagal has been cast to take on the role of Penny's (Cuoco) mom in season 10. "We are finally going to meet more of Penny's family," Molaro said during Bbt's Comic-Con panel. "We're going to be meeting Penny's mom and her brother in the first episode back. We're super excited that Katey Sagal will be playing Penny's mom." Sagal, 62, played Cuoco's mother and on 8 Simple Rules, which ran from 2002 to 2005 on ABC. »

- Brittany King, @brrriitttnnii

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Find Out Who Will Be Playing Penny's Mother on The Big Bang Theory

22 July 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fans of 8 Simple Rules can rejoice - Katey Sagal is playing Kaley Cuoco's mom yet again! On Friday, The Big Bang Theory's executive producer Steve Molaro revealed that Sagal has been cast to take on the role of Penny's (Cuoco) mom in season 10. "We are finally going to meet more of Penny's family," Molaro said during Bbt's Comic-Con panel. "We're going to be meeting Penny's mom and her brother in the first episode back. We're super excited that Katey Sagal will be playing Penny's mom." Sagal, 62, played Cuoco's mother and on 8 Simple Rules, which ran from 2002 to 2005 on ABC. »

- Brittany King, @brrriitttnnii

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Big Bang Theory: Katey Sagal Cast as Penny's Mom in 8 Simple Rules Reunion

22 July 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory is finally adding some more branches to Penny’s family tree — and one of them is extremely familiar.

PhotosBig Bang Theory Season 10: Our Hopes for ‘Shamy,’ Penny’s Mom and More

Katey Sagal, who played mom to Kaley Cuoco on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, will play Penny’s mother Susan, it was announced Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con. Susan is described as “stressed out and neurotic from a life with her troubled son.”

Speaking of Penny’s brother… 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer has been cast as Randall, a “cheerful former drug dealer and ex-con. »

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Jack McBrayer & Katey Sagal Join ‘Big Bang Theory’ – Comic-Con

22 July 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jack McBrayer and Katey Sagal are joining The Big Bang Theory, it was announced today at a Comic-Con panel of the hit CBS/Wbtv show’s writers. They will play, respectively, Penny’s brother and mother. "We are finally going to meet more of Penny's family," Ep Steve Molaro said. "We're going to be meeting Penny's mom and her brother in the first episode back. We're super excited that Katey Sagal will be playing Penny's mom." Both McBrayer and Sagal will make their debuts in… »

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The Big Bang Theory Just Cast Penny's Mom and Is Giving Kaley Cuoco an Epic 8 Simple Rules Reunion

22 July 2016 10:57 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Could this casting get any better?! It was just announced at The Big Bang Theory's 2016 San Diego Comic-Con panel that Katey Sagal will be playing mother to Kaley Cuoco once again as Penny's mom this fall, according to executive producer Steven Molaro. Sagal and Cuoco previously played mother and daughter on 8 Simple Rules, which ran from 2002 to 2005 on ABC. She will appear in the first episode of the season, along with Penny's brother, who will be played by Jack McBrayer. He was on hand at the panel to help make the announcement. While we don't know a whole lot about Penny's backstory, we have met her father, who was played by Keith Carradine in two episodes. Maybe seeing more of her »

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Casts Katey Sagal, Jack McBrayer for Season 10

22 July 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Big Bang Theory” is finally introducing Penny’s mom and brother, and they’re already TV icons. “Sons of Anarchy” and “Married with Children” alum Katey Sagal will join the hit CBS comedy as the mother of Kaley Cuoco’s character, and “30 Rock” alum Jack McBrayer will play Penny’s brother in the first episode of Season 10, showrunner Steve Molaro revealed at Comic-Con.

Per CBS, Sagal will play Susan, who is described as stressed out and neurotic from a life with her troubled son. McBrayer will play Randall, a cheerful former drug dealer and ex-con. The casting marks a reunion for Cuoco and Sagal, who co-starred together in “8 Simple Rules.”

Something else to look forward to in Season 10, per Molaro: “Sheldon and Amy go to what we know is a real-life flag convention.”

A fan asked what’s coming up for Penny’s career in Season 10, given that she’s currently unhappy but making plenty of »

- Laura Prudom

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Drunk History: Season Four Coming in September; Lin-Manuel Miranda to Guest

22 July 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The creator of Broadway's Hamilton musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is bringing the story of Alexander Hamilton to Comedy Central. He'll be one of the guests on the upcoming fourth season of Drunk History which will kick off on September 27th. Other season four guest players will include: Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Berg, Rachel Bilson, Paget Brewster, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer, Allan McLeod, Thomas Middleditch, Elizabeth Olsen, Busy Phillips, Aubrey Plaza, Ronda Rousey, Liev Schreiber, Alia Shawkat, Duncan Trussell, and Mae Whitman.Here's the complete press release:Four Seasons And Seven Bourbons Ago! "Drunk History" Season Four Premieres Tuesday, September 27 At 10:30 P.M. Et/Pt On Comedy Central(R)Lin-Manuel Miranda Won't Be Giving Away His Shots as He Epically Narrates the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Narrate Hamilton on Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’

21 July 2016 6:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” will return for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m., and the ten-episode season will bring a slew of guest stars.

The season 4 information was announced Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The new season will transport viewers back in time to hang out with the founding fathers — and Broadway’s “Hamilton” superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda will narrate the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Paget Brewster will narrate the friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, played by Busy Phillips, and Soviet soldier Lyudmila Pavlichenko, portrayed by Mae Whitman, and their fight for women’s rights. Allan McLeod explains how the divided dispute on whether British actor William Macready (Jack McBrayer) or American actor Edwin Forrest (David Koechner) was the better thespian.

Other featured players include Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Berg, Rachel Bilson, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Short Form Emmy Nominations: ‘Childrens Hospital’ Leads, Few Independents Honored

14 July 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Television Academy unveiled the inaugural nominees for its expanded short form programming categories Thursday morning – and it was dominated by programming from familiar broadcast and cable network sources.

Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital” lead the pack with four nominations, while History’s “The Crossroads of History” and AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462” each received two. The only independent series to be nominated in the Outstanding Series category is “Her Story,” a drama about the lives and loves of two transgender women living in La, created by Jill Soloway protege Jen Richards.

Read More: Emmys 2016 Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘The Americans’ Get Major Nods

Not surprisingly, two of the five series nominations went to online content from major networks that offer inside looks into their popular shows. “Broad City“–the smash Comedy Central sketch show from Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazer–was snubbed in other »

- Jude Dry

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Perez Hilton Joins ‘We Love You Sally Carmichael’ (Exclusive)

5 July 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Perez Hilton has joined the cast of independent comedy “We Love You, Sally Carmichael” opposite Sebastian Roche, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jack McBrayer and Paula Marshall.

Christopher Gorham is making his directorial debut with “Sally” and will play an author who is ashamed to have secretly written the “Siren” series of young adult romance novels that chronicle the love story between a young woman and a merman. The novels have been written under the pen name, Sally Carmichael.

Hilton plays himself. He will travel to Park City to interview an international film star, played by Roche, about playing the merman in the film adaptation of Sally Carmichael’s books — while smelling a much bigger story.

The PerezHilton.com blog amasses over 300 million hits a month. Hilton runs additional digital properties focused on fashion, fitness, family and animals.

“Sally” is being produced by Adam Abel through his production company, Go Films, and executive produced by Andrew Smith, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel Coming To Theaters In March 2018

30 June 2016 11:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s animated comedy “Wreck-It Ralph” hit theaters in November 2012, opening to general acclaim and turning in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of its release. It was even nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Now, Disney has announced that it plans to release a sequel to the film in 2018.

Read More: Review: What You Should See Before You See ‘Wreck-It Ralph

The team from the original film will return for the follow-up, including director Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “The Simpsons”) and producer Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Bolt”). Original screenwriter Phil Johnston (“Zootopia”) will also return to write the sequel as well as co-direct the film with Moore. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz, the girl with the game-winning glitch.

Set in an arcade where characters travel between games during their off-hours, the film »

- Vikram Murthi

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Wreck-It Ralph 2 Is Coming Spring 2018, First Photo Revealed

30 June 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Wreck-It Ralph is heading back to the big screen, and this time, he's wrecking the internet. The Oscar-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios team from the original film is reteaming for the follow-up Wreck-It Ralph 2, including director Rich Moore (Zootopia, The Simpsons) and producer Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Bolt). Phil Johnston (writer, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, Cedar Rapids) joins Moore as director and a writer on the project. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as the bad-guy-turned-good, Ralph, and the girl with the game-winning glitch, Vanellope von Schweetz.

The untitled sequel will hit theaters-literally-on March 9, 2018. The filmmakers and Reilly made the announcement on Facebook Live today. To accommodate the new Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Disney has shifted the release date from March 9, 2018 to November 21, 2018. Here's what director Rich Moore had to say in a statement about this upcoming animated sequel, which he has been developing it since shortly after the release of the first film, »

- MovieWeb

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Wreck-it Ralph 2 Will Hit Theaters In 2018

30 June 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Walt Disney animation has announced a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph dated for March 9, 2018. Jon C. Reilly will return to voice the titular protagonist, Ralph.  Also returning is director Rich Moore.   Phil Johnston, who co-wrote the first film with Jim Reardon, will return to pen the sequel (and co-direct with Moore). The announcement was made moments ago during a Facebook Live Stream on the official Disney Facebook page. No word yet on whether Reilly's co-stars, Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweet), Jack McBrayer (Fix-It Felix, Jr.) and Jane Lynch (Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun)  will also be returning for the sequel. The first film centered around video game villain, Wreck-It Ralph and his desire to play the hero instead of the villain.  A resident of Litwak's Family Fun Center & Arcade, Rich Moore's video game-centric animated feature showcased what those video game characters secretly did once Litwak closed for the night.  The film »

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The Smurfs: Sony Announces The Lost Village Sequel Feature Premieres in April 2017

21 June 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_51168" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Smurfs: The Lost Village image via Sony Pictures Animation.[/caption]

Tickled pink to be working blue, Sony Pictures Animation has announced the next Smurfs feature film, Smurfs: The Lost Village will hit theaters April 7, 2017. Watch a promo, below. The feature film is part of the Belgian Smurfs comics franchise. The Smurfs TV show ran on NBC from 1981 until it was cancelled in 1989. Smurfs: The Lost Village stars Demi Lovato as Smurfette; Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf; Rainn Wilson as Gargamel; Jack McBrayer as Clumsy; Danny Pudi as Brainy; and Joe Manganiello as Hefty.

After its NBC cancellation, Smurfs reruns aired on USA Network until 1993. Cartoon Network then ran them until 2003. In the Us, Cartoon Network's Boomerang still reruns The Smurfs TV series. The original series cast includes: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker, Michael Bell, June Foray, Hamilton »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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