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An Old Person’s Remote Recap of VidCon 2015

27 July 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Because I am a human adult with an internet connection, I watch YouTube all the time, mostly to relive Sutton Foster’s amazing tap number from Anything Goes and watch old episodes of Gummi Bears. These visits happen often enough to contribute a not-insignificant bump to the view counts on those videos, but not so frequently that my YouTube routine falls outside the bounds of typical human behavior. I am not what you would call a power user. That designation is reserved for the types of legitimate stars that most people old enough to have a college degree wouldn’t recognize; the types of unexpected internet celebrities that New York featured last spring; the types of YouTube creators who make confessional vlogs and video-game parodies and makeup tutorials and karaoke mash-ups, and who have consequently become more famous than Nicole Kidman’s forehead and early '90s “Vogue”-era Madonna combined. »

- Brian Moylan

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TV Land Thinks ‘Younger,’ Shifts Focus From Baby Boomers to Gen X

15 July 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV Land executives set out more than a year ago to undertake a major makeover of the cabler’s original comedy series lineup. As they dug into it, they realized that the mandate had to be much bigger than changing the tone and format of new shows.

The mission became shifting the channel’s focus from appealing to baby boomers to understanding how the Generation X demo has changed during the past decade. The first fruits of that effort have rolled out this year with the launch of single-camera comedy “Younger,” from producer Darren Star, and two shows that premiere tonight: “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “Impastor.”

“Generation X is now at the phase of life where they have matured, they are responsible parents, but inside they still feel like rebellious teenagers,” said Kim Rosenblum, TV Land’s exec VP of marketing and creative. “That represents a huge opportunity for »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Emmy Predictions: Comedy Acting Races Crowded With Contenders

13 July 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Only three of last year’s Emmy nominees are missing from the comedy ballots this year (and it’s because all three — “Orange Is the New Black’s” Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew and “Derek’s” Ricky Gervais — are now competing in different categories). Combine that high volume of returning favorites with an influx of buzzy new series, and odds are high there will be a lot of disappointed contenders come Thursday morning. Here’s who we’re predicting will make the very competitive cut. Click to see our picks for those in the running for the drama series categories.

Jeffrey Tambor in “Transparent.” Courtesy of Amazon Studios


With six consecutive nominations and a record-tying four wins under his belt, “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons is this category’s undisputed favorite. But he’ll face heavy competition this year from Jeffrey Tambor, whose transcendent performance in Amazon »

- Geoff Berkshire

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TV Land Unveils New Logo, Branding Campaign Aimed at Gen-Xers

23 June 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV Land has launched the most extensive on-air rebranding campaign since the Viacom cabler bowed in 1996 as it shifts the focus of its target audience from baby boomers to Generation X.

As of today, the logo was changed for the first time from the square-shaped TV set that had previously identified the channel.

The overhaul comes as TV Land has shifted the focus of its original series to appeal to the Gen-x demo, broadly defined as those born between 1965 and 1980. That move reflects the fact that boomers are fast aging out of the 25-54 demographic, which remains TV Land’s target, while Gen-Xers now make up the bulk of that age range.

“The majority of our audience in prime time and weekends are now Gen Xers – vibrant, working adults who grew up on MTV and edgier shows,” said Kim Rosenblum, exec VP of marketing and creative for TV Land. “They »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Wrap Emmy Screening: ‘Younger’ Creator, Cast on Tackling Ageism With Fresh Romantic Comedy (Video)

23 June 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Creator Darren Star and actors Sutton Foster and Nico Tortorella of TV Land breakout dramedy “Younger” sat down for a lively conversation where they discussed how the show is uniquely tackling ageism through laughs, tears and romance. “I think we live in a youth-obsessed culture and ageism is a theme that I felt like hadn’t been very explored,” Star told TheWrap’s executive editor Joseph Kapsch during an Emmy Screening Q&A at the Landmark Theatres in Los Angeles. “I always felt the themes were so relevant, that a woman has to lie about her age to get back »

- Kathy Zerbib

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TVLine Items: American Crime Alumni Return, Heroes Reborn Teaser and More

23 June 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

American Crime is continuing to flesh out its Season 2 cast — and it looks a lot like that of Season 1.

Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral — who played Carter Nix and Hector Tonz, respectively, in the ABC anthology drama’s first season — will be back for its sophomore run.

RelatedAmerican Crime Season 2 to Focus on Sexual Identity, Class Warfare

“After playing individuals on the fringes of the law, Season 2 will offer complete role reversals for both Elvis and Richard,” series creator John Ridley told our sister site Deadline. “Elvis playing a fundamentally good man scapegoated by the system in which he works. »

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Shout! Factory Acquires North American Rights to Horror Comedy Gravy

22 June 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The folks at Shout! Factory have acquired North American rights to the Halloween horror comedy Gravy.

Press Release: "Los Angeles, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, has acquired North American rights to the unhinged horror comedy Gravy directed by actor-writer-producer-director James Roday.  The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and the film’s director James Roday

In this picture deal, Shout! Factory has secured exclusive distribution rights to Gravy, including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada.  Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of the movie on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media through its horror entertainment brand Scream Factory™. 

James Roday has made a wonderfully demented blend of horror and comedy that fits perfectly into our Scream Factory family.  The substantial talent behind »

- Derek Anderson

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Molly Bernard Upped To Regular On ‘Younger'; Noah Centineo Joins ‘The Fosters’

22 June 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After recurring for the first season on TV Land’s Younger, Molly Bernard (Pay It Forward) has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Bernard plays Lauren Hiller in the series that stars Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella. Younger follows Liza (Foster), a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing – and succeeds. Now working under the prickly Diana (Shor), Liza has… »

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‘Psych’ Star James Roday’s Directorial Debut ‘Gravy’ Sells to Shout! Factory (Exclusive)

22 June 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shout! Factory has acquired North American rights to “Gravy,” a horror comedy that marks the directorial debut of “Psych” star James Roday, who also wrote the script, TheWrap has learned. Shout! Factory has secured exclusive distribution rights including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. The company plans a strategic rollout of the movie on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media through its horror brand Scream Factory. Michael Weston stars alongside Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Sutton Foster (“Younger”), Lily Cole (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), Molly Ephraim, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Quotes of the Week From Salem, Veep, The Bachelorette, Defiance and More

14 June 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Happy Flag Day, everyone!

We here at TVLine are flying a banner emblazoned with the best zingers, one-liners and retorts from the last seven days of TV.

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: Younger‘s Sutton Foster

Yep, it’s time for Quotes of the Week, and today we’ve got wedding advice from Wendy Williams, a classic literary reference on UnREAL, a scary childhood game on Salem, double doses of iZombie and Defiance, and much, much more!

So check out the gallery below for the full rundown — or click here for direct access — then hit the comments to share »

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Younger's Sutton Foster

13 June 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Performer | Sutton Foster

The Show | Younger

The Episode | “The Old Ma’am and the C” (June 9)

The Performance | In many ways, Younger‘s initial 12-episode run has thrown just as many challenges at Sutton Foster’s character — Liza Miller, a 40-year-old divorcé masquerading as a 26-year-old publishing assistant — as it’s thrown at the actress, herself. And while Tuesday’s season finale proved to be a stressful, harrowing half-hour for Liza, it was an embarrassment of riches for the viewers, as we were served all the colors of the Foster rainbow in one delicious sitting.

A lot of things »

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Younger Season Finale Recap: Who Else Found Out Liza's Big Secret?

9 June 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The 40-year-old cat is officially out of the bag. Again.

Following last week’s ecstasy-fueled reveal, Liza was forced to have “the talk” with Josh on Tuesday’s Younger season finale, and it did not go well — unless, of course, she wanted him to call her a “lunatic” and tell her he never wants to see her again.

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I’d be remiss, however, if I devoted all my sympathy to Liza without acknowledging Josh’s feelings; finding out your girlfriend has been lying about being 15 years older, divorced and the »

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The Point Radio: Younger Really Is Better

9 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Looking Younger is just one of the many charms of talented actress Sutton Foster. If you haven’t seen her hit TV Land series, catch up quick here and see the finale tonight at 10pm Et on TV Land. Sutton catches you up on what you may have missed plus gives her view on that much Tweeted-about Gilmore Girls reunion. Then Rhys Coiro goes from the world of Entourage to the wild west in The History Channel’s Texas Rising series and is truly living his dream job.

We’re back in a couple of days with a look at Dark Matter, headed from Dark Horse Comics to the SyFy Channel. »

- Mike Raub

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Atx S4: Day one starts shakily, but day two ends with a bang

5 June 2015 10:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Season four of the Atx Television Festival (A Television eXperience, as they prefer to be called) kicked off Thursday, June 4th in Austin, TX, with a line stretched ‘round the corner for the sole opening night event, the premiere of Atx partner USA’s Complications. The double-length pilot of the series screened to a packed house and afterwards, Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine moderated a brief Q&A with the series’ creator, Matt Nix, stars Jessica Szohr and Beth Riesgraf, and creative Mike Horowitz. From the very start, the atmosphere in Austin has been a relaxed, positive one. Badge pickup, at least when I was there, was straightforward with helpful volunteers steering the process and the line for Complications, which started forming well over an hour before the event, was friendly and low-stress.

The screening itself was underwhelming. I am confident there are many who will enjoy Complications, but I »

- Kate Kulzick

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Bunheads Creator, Stars Spill Secrets from the Short-Lived ABC Family Series

5 June 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s been two years and four-ish months since the ladies of ABC Family’s Bunheads danced their way off of our screens (though never out of our hearts). So, what are the former residents of Paradise up to now?

That was one of the many questions fielded by the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who was joined by three of its stars — Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop and Stacey Oristano — on a panel at the Atx Television Festival on Friday.

PhotosABC Family’s Shadowhunters: Your Guide to Who’s Who (and Who’s What)

“It was about dance and »

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TV Land Inks Development Deal for ‘Rhobh’s’ Kyle Richards Comedy Series

2 June 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TV Land announced Tuesday that it is working on a half-hour single-camera period comedy inspired by the life of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards. Warner Horizon Television, John Wells Productions and executive producer, writer, and director John Riggi will develop the series. The project is set in the ’70s and inspired by Richards’ unconventional upbringing by her single mother, who raised Richards and her two sisters. Also Read: 'Younger' Starring Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster Renewed for Season 2 by TV Land Riggi will write the pilot script and executive produce along with John Wells (“Shameless,” “ER, »

- Joe Otterson

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Return of Jezebel James (2008)

30 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Return of Jezebel James

Showcase Inventory

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino

Produced by Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions, Regency Television, Fox Television Studios

Aired on Fox for 1 season (7 episodes, 4 Unaired) from March 14, 2008 – March 21, 2008


Parker Posey as Sarah Tomkins

Lauren Ambrose as Coco Tomkins

Michael Arden as Buddy

Scott Cohen as Marcus Sonti

Ron McLarty as Ronald Tomkins

Show Premise

The series centers on a well off and buttoned down children’s book editor named Sarah Tomkins who, after a break up with a long-time boyfriend, finds her plans at having a husband, then a baby, flipped when she decides to go ahead and try to make a baby all on her own. The plan hits another bump when her doctor explains she is unable to conceive, and therefore she needs to consider other options.

Sarah turns to Coco, her estranged free spirited sister, as she is the only person »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Younger: Season One Ratings

28 May 2015 7:26 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

TV Land is starting to shift away from "classic" TV star vehicles and in favor of hip comedies. Is this a good idea? Will their Younger sitcom be a hit or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

On the Younger TV show, a recently single mother (Sutton Foster) tries to re-enter the working world but finds her age to be a problem. After being mistaken for a younger woman, she decides to pass herself off as a 26 year old and lands a job as the assistant of a publishing executive (Miriam Shor). The cast also includes Nico Tortorella, Debi Mazar, and Hilary Duff.



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6 Overused Audition Songs

28 May 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Earlier this week, founder of College Audition Coach Mary Anna Dennard shared her advice for teens auditioning for theater programs.  In the business for over 15 years, Dennard has seen her fair share of musical auditions.  “There are always certain songs that individual college reps are personally allergic to, but most all reps would agree that they never want to hear [some songs again],” she told us. And while she might specialize in coaching students for their college auditions, any musical theater performer can recognize blatant good advice. According to Dennard, the following are six audition songs you should put on the shelf and, well…leave there. “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked”If you care to find a different song, look to the western sky!     “Astonishing” from “Little Women”We love Sutton Foster, but the song is a little tired.   “Vanilla Ice Cream” from “She Loves Me”The theater gods would scoff at you! “Gimme »

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Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston and Taylor Schilling Among Tony Awards Presenters

28 May 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 69th Annual Tony Awards have some pretty big screen stars taking to the stage. Among the presenters at Radio City Music Hall on June 7 are Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Taylor SchillingJason Alexander, Larry David, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Manganiello, Debra Messing and Jim Parsons. Also handing out awards and/or introductions will be Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Anna ChlumskyMisty Copeland, Taye Diggs, Marg Helgenberger, Jennifer Nettles, David Hyde Pierce, Thomas Sadoski, Amanda Seyfriend, Corey Stoll, Kiefer Sutherland, Sting, Ashley Tisdale, Tommy Tune and Rita Wilson. Also Read: Tony Nominations Biggest Snubs and Surprises - From »

- Tony Maglio

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