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15 items from 2017

TV Review: ‘People of Earth’ Season 2 on TBS

23 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s nothing large about the satisfying and humane “People of Earth,” except the distance its alien characters have traveled to this planet full of mixed-up humans. It’s not a show that traffics in big moves or over-the-top jokes, but it’s all the more enjoyable for its devotion to dry, character-driven comedy.

And despite being about a bunch of people who think they’re alien abductees — and who found out in Season 1 that they actually have unwillingly spent time with extraterrestrials — the use of the word “humane” isn’t incorrect. Like “Superstore,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — all shows on the resume of Greg Daniels, one of the TBS comedy’s executive producers — “People of Earth” typically views its characters through a warmly bemused lens. As I noted in my review of the first season, “People of Earth” recalls episodes of “The X-Files” that successfully united comedic and bittersweet modes (without the try-hard flop »

- Maureen Ryan

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Comic-Con 2017: Big Bang Theory Cast's Return, Krypton, Black Lightning and Westworld Fill Wbtv's Slate

29 June 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warner Bros. TV has unveiled its Comic-Con 2017 slate, which will feature the first Big Bang Theory cast panel in five years.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: Big Bang Theory Prequel Young Sheldon

Ahead of Season 11, cast members Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman will be on hand for a Q&A, following four consecutive years of writers’ room panels. (At this time, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg and Melissa Rauch are not scheduled to appear.)

Other series returning to the pop culture extravaganza include The 100, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZombie, Lucifer, The Originals, »

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TVLine Items: Gossip Girl Is Shameless, People of Earth Return Date and More

22 June 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Gossip Girl vet Jessica Szohr is getting Shameless with a recurring role on Season 8 of the Showtime dramedy.

The actress will play Nessa, a tough, smart lesbian who lives in Fiona’s newly purchased apartment building, per The Hollywood Reporter. Nessa will reportedly develop a strong friendship with her landlord Fiona.

RelatedShowtime Boss on Emmy Rossum’s Shameless Contract Dispute: ‘Parity Was Justified in This Case’

Szohr played Brooklyn hipster Vanessa, an occasional love interest for Penn Badgley’s Dan, during the first four seasons of The CW’s Gossip Girl. Her other TV credits include At&T Audience Network’s Kingdom, »

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New Girl: Season Seven; Is Nasim Pedrad Coming Back for the Final Season?

26 May 2017 8:18 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Who's returning for the final season of New Girl? According to TVLine, fans can expect to see Nasim Pedrad in the Fox series' seventh and last season.Pedrad has played Aly, Winston's police partner and girlfriend, since season four of the Fox comedy. The rest of the cast includes Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone.Read More… »


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Conan Tries to Get In Wonder Woman Shape With Gal Gadot — Watch

26 May 2017 5:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Has Wonder Woman found a new gym buddy in The Flaming C?

Conan O’Brien joined Gal Gadot for what was meant to be an intense workout on Thursday, where he attempted get in Wonder Woman-esque shape in “about 35 minutes.”

RelatedDaniel Radcliffe-Led Anthology Comedy Snags Series Order at TBS

“When I called and said, ‘would you meet me in a warehouse,’ I was shocked that you said yes,” O’Brien deadpanned, before asking Gadot what she thought were his strengths and weaknesses. “Very weak legs,” she replied without hesitation, a statement that her personal trainer would reinforce just moments later. »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Supergirl, Scorpion, Lucifer, Younger, Will & Grace, New Girl, Bloodline, Arrow and More

24 May 2017 1:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Inquiring minds are desperate to know: Was Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival the subject of your recent blind item?! —Carol

Ausiello: Sure as hell wasn’t. Speaking of Tp, I’ve seen Episodes 3 and 4 and I have an announcement to make: My (minority) opinion remains unchanged, although I have to give props to Kyle MacLachlan for fearlessly committing to the wackadoodle material.

RelatedFall TV Schedule 2017: What’s on When? And Versus What?

Question: Anything you can tease about Scorpion? »

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Scream Queens

17 May 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: FoxEpisodes: 23 (hour)Seasons: TwoTV show dates: September 22, 2015 -- December 20, 2016Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diego Boneta, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Oliver Hudson, Nasim Pedrad, Lucien Laviscount, Billie Lourd, and Jamie Lee Curtis.TV show description:      This "classic" college campus comedy horror TV series is set around the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house. Dressed in the college mascot's Red Devil outfit, a killer is on the loose, and almost everyone has a motive.Sorority President, Queen Bee and princess of put-downs Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) is shocked to find that Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) has changed the house rules, allowing anyone to apply to join what was once an exclusive house.Read More… »


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Daniel Radcliffe-Led Anthology Comedy Snags Series Order at TBS

17 May 2017 2:59 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Harry Potter is entering the #PeakTV realm.

TBS has handed a seven-episode series order to Miracle Workers, an anthology comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson and exec-produced by Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels.

RelatedLouis C.K.-Albert Brooks Animated Comedy The Cops Ordered at TBS

Scheduled to launch on TBS in 2018, the first season of Miracle Workers is being billed as a “Heaven-set workplace comedy” in which Radcliffe will play Craig, a low level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. Wilson will portray Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out »

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People of Earth: Season Two; Nasim Pedrad (SNL) Joining TBS Comedy Series

2 May 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Nasim Pedrad has joined the cast of the People of Earth TV show, for season two on TBS. The Saturday Night Live veteran's other TV series credits include Scream Queens and New Girl -- both on Fox. She will play FBI Special Agent Alex Foster. Check out the press release below, for more on the new character.A comedy series, People of Earth follows skeptic Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) as he investigates a support group for people to claim they've encounters aliens. The TBS cast also includes Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall.Read More… »


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TV News Roundup: Nasim Pedrad Joins TBS Comedy ‘People of Earth’ as Series Regular

27 April 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, “Saturday Night Live” alum Nasim Pedrad joins TBS’ “People of Earth,” PBS greenlights new docu-series “Chasing the Moon” that follows the space race from the lunar landing to the present day, and more. 


Saturday Night Live” alum Nasim Pedrad has joined TBS’s comedy “People of Earth” as a series regular, beginning this summer with the show’s second season. Executive produced by Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels, the series follows a group of alien abductees, also known as “experiencers,” living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y.

MTV has tapped Asia Kate Dillon as the presenter of the first award of the night — Best Actor in a Movie — at the 2017 MTV Music Awards, which airs Sunday, May 7 at 8 P.M. Et. MTV has done away with gender-specific categories for the upcoming ceremony, and the “Billions” actress is also the first gender non-binary identifying actor to be cast »

- Sarah Ahern

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Nasim Pedrad Joins People of Earth, as New Girl Faces an Uncertain Future

27 April 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The following casting news is out of this world: Saturday Night Live vet Nasim Pedrad is joining TBS’ People of Earth as a series regular. The announcement comes as Fox comedy New Girl, on which Pedrad has recurred for the last three seasons, remains heavily on the bubble.

RelatedNew Girl Finale: Was That the End?

The TBS comedy — recently deemed one of TVLine’s Peak TV Treasures — centers on a group of alien abductees living in the small town in Upstate New York. Pedrad is set to play Special Agent Alex Foster, who is described by the network as a “smart, »

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‘People Of Earth’: Nasim Pedrad Joins TBS Comedy For Season 2

27 April 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Saturday Night Live alumna Nasim Pedrad (Scream Queens, New Girl) has signed on as a series regular for Season 2 of TBS’ hit comedy series People of Earth, which premieres this summer. The series centers on a group of alien abductees – or “experiencers” – living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y. Pedrad will play Special Agent Alex Foster, a smart, dedicated FBI investigator getting a second chance after recently being disgraced. Alex comes to Beacon on the hunt for local… »

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Nasim Pedrad Joins TBS Alien Comedy 'People of Earth'

27 April 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Nasim Pedrad is moving to TBS.

The Saturday Night Live alum has joined the cast of the Turner-owned cable network's alien comedy People of Earth.

Pedrad, who will be a series regular starting with the second season, will play special agent Alex Foster, a smart, dedicated FBI investigator getting a second chance after recently being disgraced. Alex comes to Beacon on the hunt for local newspaper owner Jonathan Walsh (Michael Cassidy), who is wanted for white-collar crimes.

She joins a cast that also includes Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nunez, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Was That the End for New Girl?

5 April 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

A version of this story originally appeared on

Spoiler Alert: Read on only if you have already watched the season 6 finale of New Girl, “Five Stars for Beezus.”

It looks like everyone got their happy ending on the season 6 finale of New Girl — so is New Girl ending? And if it’s not, where do we go from here?

After watching that tied-up-in-a-bow season ender that saw Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) finally rekindle their romance, Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) expecting, Winston (Lamorne Morris) call his father with Aly’s (Nasim Pedrad) help, »

- Breanne L. Heldman

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Twd's Sonequa Martin-Green Returns to New Girl, Faces 'Turd' Assault

21 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Before taking the reins of CBS’ new Star Trek series, Sonequa Martin-Green popped back into New Girl to tie up some legal loose ends — and flex her untapped comedy chops in the process.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

In tonight’s episode (Fox, 8/7c), the Walking Dead vet reprises her role as Winston’s prank-addicted wife Rhonda and proceeds to make her estranged hubby’s current fiancé, Aly, an offer she really wants to refuse (but, ultimately, can’t): Rhonda promises to divorce Winston if and only if »

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