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‘SNL’ Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’ (Exclusive)
Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the Fox comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.
“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof. The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
McCarthy Miller was the director of “SNL” for eleven years, and has racked up numerous Emmy nominations for both “SNL” and “30 Rock.” Her resume is uber impressive in both unscripted and scripted TV ranging from ABC’s “Match Game” to Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to broadcast sitcoms »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Jason Ritter to Star in ABC Dramedy Pilot The Gospel of Kevin
No pressure Jason Ritter, but you’ve got the whole world in your hands.
The Parenthood vet is set to play the title role in The Gospel of Kevin, an hour-long comedic drama pilot about a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
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Chazz Palminteri Joins CBS’ Comedy Pilot ‘Distefano’
Chazz Palminteri has booked a series regular role opposite Chris Distefano and Annie Potts in Distefano, CBS' comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. Inspired by the comedy of Distefano, the project centers on Izzy (Diane Guerrero) and Chris, two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Colombian American, one Italian. Palminteri will play Tony, Chris’ (Distefano) dad, a… »
CSI Vet Marg Helgenberger Joins Fox's Behind Enemy Lines Pilot
RelatedPilot Season: Scoop on Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Loosely based on the 2001 Owen Wilson/Gene Hackman movie, the Fox project is described as a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped — you guessed it — behind enemy lines. The “distinctly patriotic series” will offer a multi-perspective narrative that follows soldiers on the ground, the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier and intelligence officers in D. »
‘Somewhere Between’: Devon Sawa Cast In ABC Summer Drama Series
Nikita alum Devon Sawa has been cast opposite Paula Patton in Somewhere Between, ABC's thriller drama series with a supernatural twist, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for summer 2017. Written by Legend Of The Seeker and Taxi Brooklyn co-creator Stephen Tolkin and based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on superstar news producer and fiercely loving mom Laura Price (Patton). She isn't crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be… »
Demi Moore Set To Recur On ‘Empire’
Demi Moore is set for a major recurring role on Fox’s hit hip-hop drama series Empire. Moore’s character will be introduced be introduced in the Season 3 finale this spring. She’ll play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past, who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family in Season 4. Moore joins previously announced actors and musicians who will appear on Empire this spring, including her daughter Rumer Willis, Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs… »
Days of Our Lives Renewed at NBC
NBC is flipping the hourglass for a 52nd time.
Despite rumors that Days of Our Lives was nearing extinction, NBC has renewed the venerable soap opera for a record 52nd season, TVLine has learned exclusively. The pickup comes a month after the sudser fired co-head writer Dena Higley and replaced her with General Hospital vet Ron Carlivati. Days‘ other co-head writer, Ryan Quan, is sticking around as a creative consultant.
“We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of Days of our Lives, »
Jimmy Kimmel Talks Considering Retirement From Late-Night TV After 14 Years
Jimmy Kimmel has become a household name after 14 years of starring on live-night television with his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” While talking with Variety magazine he revealed his contract with ABC expires in the fall of 2019 and said he has thought about retiring. “I know I will do the show for another three […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
‘Game of Thrones’ Star Cast as Lead in Marvel, ABC’s ‘Inhumans’
Based on the classic Marvel comic book characters created by by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, “Inhumans” tells the story of a race of super-powered beings who first appeared in Marvel Comics publications in 1965. »
- Daniel Holloway
Kaitlin Olson’s ‘The Mick’ Renewed by Fox for Season 2
Sorry, suckers, it looks like Mickey’s gonna stick around for a while: Fox has renewed freshman Kaitlin Olson sitcom “The Mick” for a second season. To-date, the series has averaged a solid 2.0 Nielsen rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, including a week’s worth of delayed viewing. By Fox’s own count across multiple platforms, ‘The Mick’ has reached an average of eight million total viewers per episode. “From the earliest stages of development, all of us at Fox had enormous faith in ‘The Mick,’ and it hasn’t disappointed,” said David Madden, president, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Kaitlin is a fearless comedic. »
- Tony Maglio
Showtime’s 1970s LA Stand-Up Scene Series ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Will Make World Premiere At SXSW
Showtime’s new drama series I’m Dying Up Here, set during the heyday of Hollywood’s 1970s stand-up scene will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. before the series airs on Sunday, June 4. A Q&A will follow after the screening at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas with the series' cast and producers, including Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin , Al Madrigal and executive… »
Tim Robbins to Star in Alan Ball's New HBO Dysfunctional Family Drama
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This 10-episode series — which bears the unofficial, working title Here, Now — centers on a middle-aged couple and their four children, three of which were adopted from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia. The twist? The seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Also, one »
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Celebrates the Start of Production By Expertly Trolling Fans
It’s been a full 16 months since the last episode of Rick and Morty, and as of now we still don’t know when we’ll see the show again. There were some optimistic rumblings that season 3 could premiere by the end of 2016, but that garbage year has already come and gone. On the bright side, though, […]
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- Angie Han
TV Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Wins Big, ‘24’ Sinks, ‘Timeless’ Finale Ticks Up
ABC’s “The Bachelor” brought in the biggest numbers by far in every measure Monday night. The stalwart reality series drew a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an average audience of 7.88 million viewers over its two hours, cleaning everyone’s clocks. “Quantico” followed with a 0.7 and 2.57 million viewers.
On CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” brought in a 1.4 in the demo and 7.29 million viewers. “Man With a Plan” came in with a 1.3 and 6.69 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” ticked down to a 1.2 and 6.68 million viewers. “2 Broke Girls” held at a 1.2 and 5.78 million viewers. “Scorpion” brought in a 1.2 and 7.14 million viewers.
NBC’s “Timeless” finished out its first season with a 0.9 in the demo and 3.34 million viewers, up from last week’s nadir of a 0.7. A special “American Ninja Warrior: All Stars” filled the void between “The New Celebrity Apprentice” and “The Voice” with a 1.4 in the demo and 5.19 million viewers. Speculation about a second season of the time »
- Oriana Schwindt
Young and the Restless Spoilers: Is There A Reunion on the Horizon for Victoria and Billy?
Young and the Restless spoilers are hot for Wednesdays. Billy and Victoria cannot get enough of one another. These two have been through so much together, apart, and in life, but they keep coming back to one another. We recently told you that these two had a moment together when Cane confronted Billy about wanting Victoria back. He tried to kiss her, and she pushed him away. But now she seems to rethink that choice, and she finds herself drawn to him yet again. She wants to be near him, she can’t stop herself from wanting to spend as much
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- Tiffany Raiford
The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Ivy Tells Brooke About Quinn and Ridge
The Bold and the Beautiful is back Wednesday with a brand-new episode, and things are getting crazier than ever. Ivy decided she didn’t want to keep her aunt’s secret from her uncle anymore, and she decides to make a starling confession to Brooke. Her wedding to Ridge is coming faster than ever, and she’s going to decide she’s not comfortable with keeping Quinn and Ridge’s little love affair a secret anymore. She’s going to do her best to make it sound like she’s simply doing the right thing for the right reasons when it comes to Brooke. But she’s not.
The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Ivy Tells Brooke About Quinn and Ridge »
- Tiffany Raiford
General Hospital Spoilers: Carly Finds a Shocking Recording
General Hospital spoilers indicate things are getting desperate for Ava. She’s in trouble, big time. Sonny believes she’s the one responsible for many things, and one of those things is killing his son. He is out for blood, and she’s going to face some serious consequences if he finds her before she can prove her innocence. Can she make everyone realize she has nothing to do with what happened, and that it was all her sister, Olivia? Will Sonny believe that it was Olivia behind it all, and will he realize this long before he makes Ava pay, or will
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- Tiffany Raiford
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: An Emotional Reunion Occurs
Days of Our Lives is going to take a massive turn when Marlena is reunited with Eric. They find one another on the farm, and all seems to be well following their reunion. They Eric is in hiding because he’s not sure he can face the people he grew up with. He was responsible for driving a vehicle under the influence and killing someone everyone loved. He changed so many lives with his poor decision, and he is horrified he was released from jail early. He hid out and didn’t let anyone know he was alive until he stumbled across
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- Tiffany Raiford
Bones Review: An Old Flame in a Dark Time
Can you think of anything more awkward than a former love reappearing his his ex’s life just as she is about to bury her father? Me neither. After the devastating death of Papa Bones, Brennan needs to be able to open up about the pain she feels losing her father. Logic dictates that she would either confide in her husband, or bury herself in work. Indeed that’s how the latest episode of Bones starts, but once former FBI Agent Tim Sullivan returns, that’s not how it ends. As we know, Max Keenan gave his life to save his grandchildren. Brennan
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- Araceli Aviles
Chicago Fire Review: A Nescient Purgatory
Leaders who put are willing to put lives on the line to make a point about their own power, what a concept! Last week Boden poked the bear in order to save innocent civilians’ lives and those of his own men. This week his actions cost him almost an entire house full of capable staff. Chicago Fire has suffered through arrogant leaders on power trips before, so it’s nothing they haven’t been able to handle. This time Boden has to seriously question if he wants to get down in the mud to make his family whole again. Brett and Stella
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- Araceli Aviles
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