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The husband and wife team currently serve as executive producers on the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which is written and directed by Sherman-Palladino. The series was picked up for two seasons in April, the first multi-season order for a new series in Amazon’s history. It follows a 1950’s New York housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who discovers a talent for stand up comedy. The pilot became available on Amazon Prime in March.
“Amy and Dan are brilliant,” said Joe Lewis, head of comedy, Drama and VR for Amazon Studios. “Everything they create has such an incredible vision behind it. On top of that, they’re wonderfully funny and smart people. Also, Amy has the best hats in show business. We’re excited about the next two seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with them and, with »
- Joe Otterson
The eight-episode revival of the beloved sitcom will feature the return of Roseanne Barr (Roseanne Conner), John Goodman (Dan Conner), Michael Fishman (DJ Conner), Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner) and Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris), as well as Sarah Chalke, who will be taking on the role of a new character.
Production on the new season of Roseanne is set to get underway in October ahead of a midseason premiere on ABC in 2018. Meanwhile, Kenney will return as Debbie Gallagher for the eighth season of Shameless this November. »
- Gary Collinson
Emma Kenney, a series regular on Showtime’s Shameless, has joined the cast of ABC’s reboot of Roseanne. She has been set to play the daughter of Darlene and David Connor in the revival of the series; Sara Gilbert is returning as Darlene and Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki is expected to return as David. Rosenne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke also return for the new take on the Connor clan. Production on an… »
Now all they need is the father.
ABC’s upcoming Roseanne revival has tapped Shameless vet Emma Kenney to play the series-regular role of Harris, Darlene and David’s daughter. The news, coupled with the earlier hiring of Ames McNamara as Harris’ younger sibling Mark, completes casting of Darlene and David’s children. It also comes as ABC has yet to make a deal with the clan’s patriarch, played by Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki.
As Roseanne diehards know, the character of Harris was first »
“Shameless” actress Emma Kenney has landed the role of Darlene and David’s teenage daughter on “Roseanne.” Kenney will be a series regular playing Harris on the ABC comedy’s eight-episode revival that premieres as a midseason addition in 2018. The role of Harris was introduced during Season 9 of the original “Roseanne” run. Sara Gilbert (Darlene) is returning, but Johnny Galecki (David) has not yet been confirmed to appear. Also Read: 'Roseanne' Revival Update: Talks With Johnny Galecki Ongoing, ABC President Says Among the other original stars who are set to return are Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan »
- Ryan Gajewski
Baby Harris is all grown up when Roseanne returns this winter, and she might look familiar.
Shameless star Emma Kenney is joining the Roseanne revival as Darlene's (Sara Gilbert) and David's (Johnny Galecki) now teenage daughter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Harris is not stoked to be
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- Megan Vick
Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, and David Bradley have been cast in Season 2 of Guillermo del Toro‘s animated Netflix series “Trollhunters.” Hamill will play an evil older brother to one of the Trollhunting team, Headey will play an evil sorceress, and Bradley will voice a mysterious figure with magical powers. The 13-episode second season of “Trollhunters” will premier on Netflix in late 2017.
David Lim has been upped to a series regular on the CBS’s upcoming drama series “S.W.A.T.” Lim portrays Victor Tan, a relatively new S.W.A.T. officer who made his name in the Hollywood division before advancing to the heights of the Lapd and Metro S.W.A.T. The series premieres on CBS on Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.
Emma Kenney has been tapped to star in »
- Matt Fernandez
Prepare to meet David and Darlene's teenage daughter on ABC's forthcoming Roseanne revival.
Shameless star Emma Kenney has been tapped to join the eight-episode reboot as a series regular. Kenney — who has played Debbie Gallagher on all eight seasons of Showtime's Shameless — will take on the role of Harris, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David's (Johnny Galecki) daughter.
Harris was first introduced in season nine, when Darlene delivered prematurely. In the revival, Harris is a recent transplant from Chicago to Lanford, Ill., and not necessarily happy about it. She is determined to do better than her parents and »
- Lesley Goldberg
“You’re turning into your mother” is often considered an insult, but not to Zoe Perry. In fact, becoming her mother — three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf— recently became a job requirement for the 33-year-old actress.
On Sept. 25, Perry will make her debut as Mary Cooper on the new CBS series Young Sheldon, a prequel to The Big Bang Theory, where she’ll play the boy genius’ mother, a role concurrently played by Metcalf on Big Bang.
“It’s surreal,” Perry says in the current issue of People. “When I first arrived at Young Sheldon and was meeting our crew, »
- Patrick Gomez
Lady Bird is one of the year’s great joys. Greta Gerwig’s debut as a solo writer-director is so wise, so funny, and so remarkably assured that it seems to have flown in out of nowhere. Where did this nearly perfect coming-of-age comedy and emotionally affecting study of youth, social status, and financial malaise come from? The answer has been hiding in plain sight. As an actress, Gerwig has shown inimitable intelligence in films such as Frances Ha and 20th Century Women. She has now moved behind the camera for a 2002-set study of a Sacramento teen’s final year of high school, starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, and Timothée Chalamet, with music by Jon Brion.
Even after mentioning the involvement of such an ensemble of talent, I’m not sure anyone could have anticipated just how strong a film Lady Bird would be, or »
- Christopher Schobert
Roseanne is paying tribute to one of its original stars. TVLine reports the upcoming ABC reboot has cast a new character in honor of the late Glenn Quinn.Quinn played Mark Healey, David's (Johnny Galecki) older brother, on the '90s sitcom. As reported earlier, the reboot will feature the return of original cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke.Read More… »
The Roseanne reboot is finally “getting real” for Sara Gilbert. Et’s Nischelle Turner caught up with the actress and her Talk co-hosts on Wednesday, where she opened up about the ABC revival — and revealed if her onscreen husband, Johnny Galecki, will be returning to the series. Related: ‘Roseanne’ Revival Won’t Completely Ignore Dan’s Death From Show’s Series Finale […] »
- Stephanie Alba
TV Line revealed that Ames McNamara, who is relatively new to the business, will play the couple's youngest child Mark, an 8-year-old who is described as "sensitive and bright"
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- Keisha Hatchett
Here’s hoping Roseanne likes the sound of the word “Grandma.”
ABC’s forthcoming Roseanne revival has hired its first new cast member to join returning vets Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke. TVLine has learned exclusively that newcomer Ames McNamara has been tapped for the series-regular role of Mark, Darlene and David’s 8-year-old son. The casting breakdown for the character describes Mark thusly: “Sensitive and bright, Mark occasionally likes to wear girls’ clothing.”
The kid’s name is, »
ABC has given a single camera family comedy from Tim Doyle a put pilot commitment, Variety has learned exclusively.
The currently untitled series would follow an Irish-Catholic family with a working class dad, traditional mom. and eight sons as they struggle to cope in the turbulent 1970’s. Ten people, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one shower and zero care about “building a child’s self-esteem.”
Doyle will executive produce and write the project. He is currently set up under an overall deal with ABC Studios, which will produce. Doyle has a long history with ABC, going all the way back to his work on series like “Dinosaurs,” “Thunder Alley,” and “Roseanne” in the early ’90s. He also served as the showrunner on the Tim Allen ABC series “Last Man Standing” for three seasons, and most recently worked as a producer on the ABC shows “The Real O’Neals” and “Dr. Ken,” and »
- Joe Otterson
CBS has its eye on a classic noir story: The network is developing a drama series based on James Ellroy’s novel L.A. Confidential, our sister site Deadline reports.
The project — written by Jordan Harper (Gotham, The Mentalist) — follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress. The characters’ paths intersect when the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of glamorous 1950s Los Angeles.
Ellroy’s story was previously adapted into the Oscar-nominated 1997 movie of the same name, »
Fox has ordered a pilot for a potential comedy series from the team behind “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Variety has learned.
Titled “Cool Kids,” the multi-camera series would follow three guy friends in a retirement community who are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel whose ready to challenge their standings. “It’s Always Sunny” stars Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, and Glenn Howerton will executive produce along with “It’s Always Sunny” and “The Mick” executive producer Nick Frenkel. Day and Paul Fruchbom, who co-created the series, will write the pilot, with Fruchbom also serving as co-executive producer. Kevin Abbott–whose past credits include producing and writing for “Last Man Standing,” “Reba,” and “Roseanne”– will executive produce and serve as showrunner. 20th Century Fox Television will produce in association with FX Productions.
Day is repped by Wme, 3 Arts »
- Joe Otterson
And oh, what an episode it was. There were tears, courtesy of Mary Murphy. There was an overuse of the word “stupendous,” courtesy of Vanessa Hudgens. And there was some infuriating favoritism of one particular couple, courtesy of Cat Deeley.
All that, and a genuinely shocking elimination — at least for this recapper, who did not see it coming.
Read on for a breakdown of Monday’s performances with the All- »
By the time you read this, you’ll probably have a pretty good idea of what the movie “Lady Bird” is about, seeing as how it’s the kind of modest, miraculous low-budget gem that takes on a life of its own. But sight unseen, the title sounded a lot like a sequel to last year’s “Jackie,” seeing as how Lbj succeeded JFK in office, and Lady Bird was the name of his wife. Turns out Lady Bird was also the name restless high school senior Christine McPherson picked for herself — a first act of defiance in a battle to assert her own identity as separate from her parents.
“Lady Bird” is indie darling (and one-time mumblecore muse) Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, and the character is basically her, 15 years younger and played by Saoirse Ronan, sporting a vampire-red rinse and a face full of acne (both signs of its attention to detail). Early Telluride reactions »
- Peter Debruge
The explosion of demand for high-end TV series and the emergence of deep-pocketed new buyers such as Netflix and Amazon has been an enormous windfall for marquee talent. Just ask Robert De Niro, or David Letterman, or Katy Perry.
Stars with brand names are more in demand than ever as dozens of competing outlets search for anything that will help a show stand out from the pack. The new business models that govern streaming services have also had the effect of raising upfront payments to top talent because traditional forms of generating a profit from a hit series — through international sales and off-network syndication — are no longer an option.
Among the winners in the past year on the drama side were Robert De Niro, who is in line to receive an eye-popping $775,00 per episode for the untitled Amazon drama series from director David O. Russell. Other big gainers include “Shameless” stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy and »
- Cynthia Littleton
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