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Nancy Lenehan Joins CBS Pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
The half-hour multicamera project produced by 20th Century Fox Television stars Tom Papa as a husband and father who decides to make a career change so he can, as the show’s title suggests, spend more time with his family. Lenehan (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) will play Tom’s mother. Joe Pantoliano has already been cast as his father.
- Whitney Friedlander
‘The Wire’ Actor Joins CBS’ ‘Odd Couple’ Pilot
Pierce, who is known for his work as Det. ‘Bunk’ Moreland on “The Wire” and jazz musician Antoine Batiste on “Treme,” will again play a cop — this time a neurotic one who frequents the game nights thrown by Perry’s Oscar Madison. If the pilot goes to series, this year will shape up to be a busy one for Pierce, who was recently cast in a recurring role on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”
He is repped by Paradigm and Essential Talent Management.
“The Odd Couple” originated as a theater production and was adapted into the »
- Whitney Friedlander
Wendell Pierce Boards CBS Pilot ‘The Odd Couple’; Nancy Lenehan In ‘More Time With Family’
Wendell Pierce (The Wire) has signed on to CBS‘ multi-camera comedy pilot The Odd Couple, a take on the Neil Simon classic. Co-written and executive produced by Matthew Perry, Odd Couple revolves around two mismatched roommates — the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). Pierce will play Teddy, a neurotic cop and a good buddy of Oscar’s who goes to his apartment every week for Game Night. Pierce, repped by Chris Schmidt at Paradigm and Donald Spradlin at Essential Talent, recently wrapped the fourth and final season of HBO’s Treme and will appear in a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Related: 2014 CBS Pilots Nancy Lenehan has been cast in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot More Time With Family, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and written/exec produced by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Based on the stand-up of Tom Papa and the experiences of Damon, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Update: Dave Letterman, Bill O’Reilly Debate Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Appearance The Day After Stephen Colbert Weighs In On Obama’s ‘Ferns’ Debut: Video
Update: 5:30 Pm: David Letterman tonight asked Fnc’s Bill O’Reilly to explain his displeasure with President Obama‘s appearance on Zach Galifianakis‘ web series Between Two Ferns. Short answer: Russian president Vladimir Putin. Watch here:
Previous: Thursday, Am: President Obama’s appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ web series Between Two Ferns is now three layers of TV deep. Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report last night did a report on Fox News Channel’s disapproval of the president’s appearance on the Funny or Die series to promote the Affordable Care Act. “I am not the only one who was angry,” Colbert said of Fnc’s unhappiness. “I am just the best at it.” Up next — Reliable Sources‘ Sunday deconstruction of The Colbert Report’s segment on Fnc’s anxiety over Obama’s appearance on Between Two Ferns? Watch after the jump:
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
'Tanked' helps animals with Nascar driver Ryan Newman
In Friday's (March 14) episode of Animal Planet's "Tanked," aquarium experts Wayde King and Brett Raymer of the Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (Atm) head to Statesville, N.C., to meet a racing legend and help rescue some of God's critters.
Newman, who drives for Richard Childress Racing, and his wife, Krissie, own Rescue Ranch, a non-profit animal-welfare organization founded in January 2012, which helps to end pet overpopulation and provide humane care.
Atm takes on the challenge of creating a desk-shaped freshwater tank for Newman, that not only features fish but reproductions of some of his favorite pets -- such as a bulldog, a Laborador retriever, rabbits, turtles and snakes -- all surrounding a realistic-looking Nascar helmet.
"He bought 200 acres for his wife," King tells Zap2it, "and they save animals. They bring them to the ranch, and they have an education program so that kids can learn about the animals and touch them. »
Bravo’s ‘Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce’ Adds ‘Rake’s Necar Zadegan As New Regular
Exclusive: Rake co-star Necar Zadegan has been added to Bravo‘s newly picked-up 13-episode hourlong series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, starring Lisa Edelstein. Bravo’s maiden scripted series, from writer-producer Marti Noxon and Ucp, follows Abby (Edelstein), a self-help book author who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She finds herself seeking advice from her divorced friends instead of her married ones, which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences. Zadegan, repped by Innovative, Generate and Sloan Offer, will play a divorce attorney at Lyla’s (Janeane Garofalo) firm who is fearless and speaks her mind, sometimes embellishing in hyperbole. She wants to be Abby’s attorney and has a very nontraditional type of marriage herself. The casting is in second position to Fox midseason drama Rake, which »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Josh Helman, Damon Herriman Cast In Starz’s ‘Flesh And Bone’
Josh Helman (X Men, Fury Road) and Damon Herriman (Justified) have landed roles in Starz‘s ballet drama Flesh And Bone from executive producers Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and John Melfi and creator/exec producer Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad). Described as a dark and gritty exploration of the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world, Flesh And Bone follows Claire (Sarah Hay), a young dancer with has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. Helman, repped by Gersh, Harrison Stokes, and Jackoway Tyreman, will play Bryan, who just returned home with a bad case of Ptsd after serving in combat overseas. Herriman, with Apa, Art/Work Entertainment and Australia’s Lisa Mann, will play Romeo, a strange and engaging homeless guy who lives on the roof of Claire and Mia’s Lower East side building. He was recently tapped as a recurring on CBS’ Battle Creek. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
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