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19 December 2011 3:19 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Nine months in the making, The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural year-end portfolio of entertainment's biggest risk takers features a who's-who of Hollywood. Story: Chuck Lorre's Sheen-Kutcher Gamble, Netflix Gone Awry, Kardashian Brand's 72-Day Wild Ride: THR Features 2011's Biggest Rule Breakers The 22-page special issue, out this week, includes industry veterans -- George Lucas, James Cameron, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer, among others -- TV newcomers Liz Meriweather and Zooey Deschanel of Fox's New Girl as well as Suburgatory's Emily Kapnek and Jane Levy -- and familiar faces, like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Betheny Frankel. "I think it's great
- THR Staff
Justin Bieber,Selena Gomez spotted kissing it up at 2011 American Music Awards tonight. Earlier tonight,the 2011 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles,California,and,of course,music sensation Justin Bieber showed up with his actress/singer girlfriend Selena Gomez. They appeared to be having a great time as Bieber planted a big kiss on her cheek for a red carpet pose. According to sources, the event took place at the Nokia Theatre La Live. Justin did a Christmas themed performance. Other top names also showed up to perform. They included: Chris Brown, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj with David Guetta, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson,Taylor Swift, and more. Selena presented an award at the show,along with other stars, Joe Jonas, Matthew Morrison, Heidi Klum, Katherine Heigl, Avril Lavigne, Jane Levy,Jennifer Hudson,and more. »
"Up All Night" and "Suburgatory" were two of the better-reviewed new comedies at the start of this season. They've been drawing pretty consistent ratings so far, which suggests that the people who watch both shows are, for the most part, sticking around.
I'm one of those people. It's my job to watch TV, but these are two shows I'd likely be watching anyway. For the most part, they've delivered at least one big laugh per episode (along with several good medium-sized ones). "Suburgatory's" Jane Levy is one of the real finds of the season, and pros Christina Applegate and Will Arnett have pretty excellent chemistry as new parents on "Up All Night."
Now here comes the "but": Both shows, which are about a third of the way through their first seasons ("Up All Night" has aired nine episodes, "Suburgatory" seven) are still having trouble deciding whether they want »
In a music, a mash-up consists of two (generally unalike) songs that are fused together to create a new song. Some of the best mash-ups have come from artists with the most differences in sound, especially if the mash-up creator can smooth out any of the rough edges that come from joining, say, hip hop with teen pop or indie rock with glittery dance music.
Suburgatory's latest episode, "Sweet Sixteen", can best be described as a mash-up between My Super Sweet Sixteen and Misery, as Tessa's plans for a quiet night in are derailed by her favorite band and George injures his back, allowing Sheila Shay to swoop in like a vulture in a sweatervest and "help him". While it was an improvement over last week's "Charity Case", the first time the show's broadness/energy was a detriment rather than an asset, "Sweet Sixteen" wasn't »
- Shilo Adams
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is slipping away from the "Jersey Shore" to visit the spooky 'burbs. Breakout "Jersey Shore" guido Sorrentino will appear on an upcoming episode episode of ABC's hit new drama "Suburgatory," the network confirmed to TheWrap. Also read: 'Jersey Shore' Bro War: Ronnie Pummels the Situation (Video) Playing himself in a scene that filmed Tuesday, Sorrentino will DJ a dance at the school of Tessa Altman (played by Jane Levy). Surely, Sorrentino's "Jersey" compatriot DJ Pauly D, is quaking with jealous rage and sadness right now. Also read: 'Jersey Shore' Dudes Create »
- Tim Kenneally
Suburgatory fans, get ready for an episode that is Gtl. Good To Laugh! Sources confirm exclusively that a certain Jersey Shore star has been cast on one of our fave new comedies, playing a fist-pumping DJ. But (gasp!) it's not DJ Pauly D. It's... Ladies and gentle-playahs, we have a Situation up in here! Yes, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is going to guest star on Suburgatory, playing himself in an episode that will air in 2012. When Tessa's (Jane Levy) school, Chatswin High, puts on a co-ed sophomore mixer, there's really only one person that they want to DJ the event: The Sitch! So the Jersey Shore and Dancing with the Stars star comes to town to get the party »
And you thought Tessa might never find anything to like about the suburbs. Turns out wealthy neighbors with connections aren't such a bad thing to have around when you're the birthday girl.
In TVGuide.com's exclusive sneak peek at this week's Suburgatory, Dallas (Cheryl Hines) learns that Tessa's (Jane Levy) 16th birthday party plans include two buddies, pizza, a movie... and that's just not how things are done in Chatswick.
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- Denise Martin
Read our exclusive interview with up-and-coming actor Parker Young, who’s currently starring on the new hit ABC comedy series ‘Suburgatory.’ The show, which has been picked up for a full first season, follows a single father, George Altman, portrayed by Jeremy Sisto, who decides to move from New York City to the suburbs. George wants to give his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa, played by Jane Levy, a better life. Young plays Ryan Shay, one of the Altman’s new neighbors, who Tessa develops a crush on. The actor discusses with us, among other things, what attracted him to the role of Ryan, and what it’s like working with Sisto and Levy. ShockYa »
Temperatures may be dropping, but it was hot, hot, hot at TV Guide Magazine's annual Hot List party in Beverly Hills Monday night. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" were well-represented, with cast members Kyle Richards , Adrienne Maloof , Taylor Armstrong and Dana Wilkey in attendance. However, it was the professional dancers of "Dancing With the Stars" that sizzled the most on the red carpet. Karina Smirnoff , Kym Johnson , and Peta Murgatroyd showed off their fantastic figures in sexy miniskirts. Click on the "Launch Gallery" below: Also in attendance? Newly single Zooey Deschanel , and Mel Gibson's new girlfriend Azita Ghanizada . Check out the full list of winners below! Hot Dish: "2 Broke Girl"s (CBS) Hot Adventure: "Terra Nova" (Fox) Hot Topic: "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Bravo) Hot Import: "Glee’s" Damian McGinty (Fox) Hilariously Hot: "Modern Family" (ABC) Hot Smarts: "The Big Bang Theory’s" Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch »
- tooFab Staff
Roomies, today is an exciting day, and not just because I got the next episode of American Horror Story in the mail. I’m happy as a clam to present to you Spoiler Room’s new video venture that will bring you the best teasy bit straight from the people we watch (and dream about — Just me? Okay.) every week. (Note: Not to worry, you’ll still get your regular Spoiler Room column on Fridays. This is extra credit!) In this first edition, Fringe’s Anna Torv, Nikita’s Maggie Q, and Suburgatory star Jane Levy take your questions and »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Critics and viewers have already put down roots in Suburgatory, which has shown enough early promise to land a full-season order from ABC. The quirky comedy, which stars Jane Levy (Shameless) as a sarcastic teen whose single dad (Jeremy Sisto) moves them to suburbia, has averaged 9.3 million viewers after five airings. That's solid — but for those of you who haven't yet traveled to Suburgatory, executive producer Emily Kapnek answered our first show-runner survey, explaining why viewers should tune in.
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- Michael Schneider
Gasteyer plays the roast-making, cardigan-wearing alpha mom neighbor to George (Jeremy Sisto) and Tessa (Jane Levy). Her deal to stay on the show just closed yesterday. “I screamed and jumped for joy and then went right to the table read,” the actress told EW. “Sheila is a well-intended nightmare. That’s what is incredibly fun about it. She is coming from place of wanting to do it all well. She has a strong sense of »
- Lynette Rice
8:00 Last Man Standing (new) 8:30 Man Up (new) 9:00 Dancing With the Stars (new) 10:00 Body of Proof (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guest Hugh Laurie) 8:00 NCIS (new) 9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (new) 10:00 Unforgettable (new) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guests Eddie Murphy and Jane Levy) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (repeat, with guests Don Rickles) 8:00 The X Factor (new) 8:00 Biggest Loser (new) 10:00 Prime Suspect (repeat) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Barack Obama and Amanda Seyfried) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guests Abigail Breslin) 8:00 Ringer (repeat) 9:00 Ringer (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more »
When Suburgatory's Tessa (Jane Levy) turns the big 1-6, the ABC comedy borrows a page from MTV's My Super Sweet 16 and throws an unforgettable birthday bash. "She wants to have a low-key party with just two friends, pizza and rent a movie," Levy says.
But when Dallas (Cheryl Hines) discovers Tessa's plans, she takes matters into her own hands to throw the party of a lifetime. "It's over the top," adds Levy, who never had a Sweet 16 party in real life but...
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- Rob Moynihan
Chiming in with their first moves on the new TV season, THR reports that ABC has just decided to give full season orders to their freshman series Revenge and Suburgatory. The former centers on Emily Thorne (Van Camp), or Amanda Clarke, who returns to the Hamptons to take revenge on the people who destroyed her family, including her father's (James Tupper) death while the latter is a comedy following a single father (Jeremy Sisto) and teenage daughter (Jane Levy) who move to the suburbs after living in New York City. Both series debuted strong and have continued to bring in audiences each week. In addition, the second season of Happy Endings has been going strong enough to warrant an order for six more scripts which could result in a longer season for the series which originally had some problems with the weak lead-in of Cougar Town and several of its »
- Ethan Anderton
ABC has ordered full seasons of its new series "Revenge" and "Suburgatory," whiling ringing up six more scripts for its comedy "Happy Endings," the network confirmed. "Suburgatory," which follows a father and daughter after they move from New York City to the suburbs, premiered Sept. 28 to strong ratings, taking a 3.3 rating/9 share in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, with 9.8 million total viewers. The comedy stars "Six Feet Under's" Jeremy Sisto and "Shameless'" Jane Levy. Also read: Why the Funny Girl Shows Are Ruling Fall Television "Revenge," meanwhile, gave ABC the highest-rated premiere »
- Tim Kenneally
The third episode of any new show is arguably the most important going forward. Sure, there have been shows that found their groove later in their first season and beyond, but by the time the third episode airs, you have a fairly good indication of the tone you can expect from here on out. A pilot usually just throws in a bunch of characters and sees what sticks, while a second episode tends to begin expanding the world of the show a little bit and fleshing out the people we just met. By episode three, we know who these people are and, in broad terms, how they can be, so it's time to start mixing, matching, and seeing putting them in character-building situations.
The third episode of Suburgatory, "The Chatterer", does just that. Following a surprisingly well-formed pilot and a second episode that filled out the world of Chatswin a little more, »
- Shilo Adams
It's a watershed season for funny girls on TV, with female comedy talent dominating the airwaves in front of and behind the camera. From Zooey Deschanel’s “New Girl” to “2 Broke Girls” with Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, to “Suburgatory's” Jane Levy, these new sitcoms have found immediate traction and lightning-quick full-season orders, driven by the compelling comic charms of their lead actors. Creative forces have emerged -- notably, 29-year-old Whitney Cummings, who is not only executive-producing her own self-titled starring vehicle on NBC, but also co-created “2 Broke Girls." Also read: '2 Broke Girls' Gets Full-Season Order From CBS »
- Kimberly Potts
- Showtime announced today (Oct. 6) that Rosie Perez is set to appear in one episode of "Nurse Jackie's" upcoming fourth season. The Oscar nominee will play a patient named Jules with "an unusual diagnosis." [Showtime]
- No surprise here, as they already announced casting, but Fox has officially given the go-ahead for a third round of Gordon Ramsay's "Masterchef." The culinary competition should return to the network's summer line-up in 2012. [Fox]
- Get ready to "Strike Back." Again. The Cinemax action series has been renewed for a 10-episode second season run, set to shoot »
Tim DeKay is ditching his FBI post for a stint with the CIA.
The White Collar star will infiltrate Episode 8 of Chuck’s fifth and final season as Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) former handler, Kieran Ryker. According to EW.com (who first reported the news), DeKay’s character is a stoic man “who forces her to confront her past and the choices she’s made.”
Chuck returns to the NBC roster Friday, Oct. 28, and DeKay’s own USA Network hit resumes with new episodes early next year.
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- Megan Masters
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