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J.K. Simmons, Johnny Simmons (no relation), Brittany Snow and Jane Lynch are set to star in Kevin Pollak's comedy "The Late Bloomer" for Eclectic Pictures and Ineffable Pictures. Filming has begun in Los Angeles ahead of a shift to Bulgaria.
Based on Ken Baker's 2001 memoir "Man Made," the story follows the E! news correspondent's experience of going through puberty for the first time at age thirty after having a pituitary tumor removed.
The benign tumor rested against his pituitary gland and delayed his puberty and normal development. Though the tumor's removal restored him to hormonally normal masculinity, it resulted in him having to experience all the effects of puberty over an extremely condensed three-week period.
- Garth Franklin
Johnny Simmons, Maria Bello, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch and Jk Simmons star in the biopic about journalist Ken Baker, who suffered from a tumor that prevented him from going through puberty until he was 27.
Production on The Late Bloomer will also shoot in Bulgaria.
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The cast includes Maria Bello, Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), Beck Bennett, Paul Wesley (“Vampire Diaries”), Ken Marino, Ileana Douglas, Charlotte McKinney, Vanessa Ragland, Blake Cooper and Lenora Crichlow (“Being Human”).
Variety reported in May that Pollak had come on board “The Late Bloomer,” based on Ken Baker’s 2001 memoir “Man Made: A Memoir of My Body.” The book recounts E! news correspondent Baker’s experience of going through puberty for the first time at age 30 after having a pituitary tumor removed. The project was previously set up at Alcon Entertainment.
- Dave McNary
If NBC’s upcoming Mr. Robinson is half as fun as its star seems to be having in this exclusive sneak peek, we’re all in for a good time.
The comedy, led by Office alum Craig Robinson, follows his character as he tries to make a living as a substitute school teacher by day/professional musician by night. (The concept is loosely based on Robinson’s own life.)
NBC continues to look for ways to use Meagan Good, 3 years after the network canceled "Deception," the short-lived drama series Good starred in. She was later cast in what was to be a new NBC sci-fi drama series titled "Babylon Fields," which has now been remolded into a TV movie that has yet to premiere. The network has now cast her in "Mr. Robinson," its upcoming, new comedy series starring Craig Robinson. Good is replacing the previously-cast Lenora Crichlow, in what will be a recurring role playing a character named Victoria Wavers, a successful former Wall Street trader who left the Street to pursue her true »
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NBC has really struggled on Thursday nights and hasn't had a hit sitcom in years. Will the A to Z series break that losing streak or will it be cancelled like so many other comedies? Stay tuned to find out.
A to Z follows the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) -- two young people who are very different. Their relationship shouldn't work and yet it does. Is it true love forever or just a detour in destiny? The rest of the cast includes Christina Kirk, Henry Zebrowski, Hong Chau, Lenora Crichlow, and Katey Sagal.
Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 2, 2014 -- January 22, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Narrated by Katey Sagal, this romantic comedy follows the full story of the relationship of Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) -- from "A to Z." They'll date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. They're also a couple that almost wasn't.
Andrew Lofland is a guy's guy who's also always been a secret romantic who dreams of finding "the one." He imagines her to be just like that shimmering beauty he spotted one night in a silver dress at a concert two years ago.
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7 items from 2015
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