15 items from 2017
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
Warner Bros. TV has unveiled its Comic-Con 2017 slate, which will feature the first Big Bang Theory cast panel in five years.
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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.)
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.
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, »
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… »
Has Wonder Woman found a new gym buddy in The Flaming C?
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“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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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.
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Question: Anything you can tease about Scorpion? »
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… »
Harry Potter is entering the #PeakTV realm.
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 »
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… »
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
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.
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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, »
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… »
Nasim Pedrad is moving to TBS.
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.
- Lesley Goldberg
A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.
Spoiler Alert: Read on only if you have already watched the season 6 finale of New Girl, “Five Stars for Beezus.”
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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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 »
15 items from 2017
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