13 items from 2015
Megan Hilty will be ABC’s star. The Broadway veteran, who is most well-known to TV audiences as Ivy Lynn from NBC’s two-season musical series Smash, will be playing a Tony Award-winning stage star in ABC’s comedy pilot from Judah Miller (American Dad, Playing House, King of the Hill). The single-camera comedy project, which at this point is still untitled, will focus on a former Broadway star now turned mother (Hilty) and a super intelligent father, who avoids risks at all cost. However, because the couple’s son is a natural born competitive athlete, the two parents find themselves outside their “parental comfort zones” and thrust into the high-octane world of youth sports. According to Deadline, Hilty’s Irene is “a laud, flamboyant diva, a former Broadway star who is adjusting to her latest ‘role’ as a suburban mom and who can come off a little self-involved but »
- Chris King
[Press Release] Universal City, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 -- Parks and Recreation, the hilarious fan-favorite comedy, is coming to an end after seven seasons on NBC. Luckily, audiences can continue to keep up with Leslie Knope (Golden Globe®-winner Amy Poehler) and the rest of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana with Parks and Recreation: Season Seven and Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series. Both will be available to own on DVD on June 2, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Emmy® Award-winning producers Greg Daniels (The Office, King of the Hill) and Michael Schur (The Office, Saturday Night Live) comes the critically-acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation, produced by Universal Television. Since its premiere in 2009, Parks and Recreation has been »
- Pietro Filipponi
Early in the debut episode of "Parks and Recreation," Leslie Knope turned to the camera and announced, "It's a good time to be a woman in politics: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, me, Nancy Pelosi. I like to tell people, 'Get on board and buckle up, because my ride's going to be a big one.'" At the time, Leslie (Amy Poehler) was a low-level functionary in the small town government of Pawnee, Indiana — moments before that declaration, we saw her at work, trying to coax a homeless man off of a playground slide — and that speech marked her as delusional. In hindsight, she was prophetic. Leslie began the series a powerless civil servant who was an object of derision and/or pity. She ends it (the series finale airs tomorrow night at 10 on NBC) an influential federal official who counts Madeleine Albright as a confidante and scares the bejeezus out of John McCain, »
- Alan Sepinwall
If last week's episode felt like a rock bottom of sorts for the women of Girls, this week's near-cold-turkey bounce-back just goes to show why we do keep watching. After the devastation of last week's seemingly irredeemable meltdown, on not only Hannah's part but also that of her spectacularly selfish friends, "Close Up" — written by Murray Miller (American Dad, King of the Hill) and directed by Richard Shepard (Ugly Betty, 30 Rock) — almost feels like a different show. A few weeks later, almost everyone has made some serious improvements, be it making actual positive change, or better yet, getting funnier at being the worst.Cold open: Adam wakes up next to Mimi-Rose in her expansive loft. He sneaks out of bed to cook her a rooftop deck brunch in a sequence that's simultaneously beautiful and heartbreaking and infuriating — beautiful in that the couple seems truly happy with one another; heartbreaking to »
- Devon Maloney
Also read: NBC Orders Drama Pilot ‘Game of Silence’ From ‘CSI,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’ Producers
The network described the show as: “An affable but down on his luck young police officer is transferred to a rural town where — with the help of a peculiar, elderly night watchman — he starts to realize the town has a bizarre supernatural underbelly.”
McCormick has signed »
- Alicia Banks
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- Sam Moffitt
Louis C.K. and FX have been tight since as early as 2010 when the comedian launched his hit show Louie on their basic cable network. The show has brought to audiences a whole new level to self-deprecation-style humor and promises to continue to push boundaries with its upcoming fifth season coming later this year. C.K. has no doubt brought good things to the network, like Emmy nominations as well as wins, but now he has his sights on Better Things.
The new comedy pilot will feature longtime friend and fellow comedian Pamela Adlon in the driver’s seat, says Deadline. It aims to mirror her real life, playing an actress and a divorced mother and is being referred to as “a female version of Louie.” C.K., who co-wrote the pilot, will executive produce Better Things, through FX Productions and C.K.’s Pig Newton Productions, and direct the pilot episode. »
- William Fanelli
The vast Louis C.K. empire at FX is only continuing to expand, as the cable network announced a premiere date for "Louie," but also a pair of additional projects from the prolific Emmy winner. Of paramount importance, FX announced on Sunday (January 18) that "Louie" will return for its fifth season on Thursday, April 9. The eight-episode season will be preceded by the premiere of Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in "The Comedians." Also this spring, FX has acquired the TV rights to Louis C.K.'s next comedy special, "Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store." Louis C.K. is currently in the midst of a tour that has seen him become the first comedian to sell out three shows for the same tour in Madison Square Garden history. A fourth Msg show, set for January 27, went on-sale yesterday. The hour-long comedy special will be made available on LouisCK.net first, but »
- Daniel Fienberg
FX and Louis C.K. are partnering on a new comedy pilot titled “Better Things starring “Louie” alum Pamela Adlon. Additionally, the cable channel will air a standup special from C.K.’s current tour, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf announced during Sunday’s Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
C.K. and Adlon will executive produce and co-write the pilot with C.K. also set to direct. Blair Breard and Dave Becky are set to executive produce the pilot with 3 Arts Entertainment and FX Productions. »
- Jethro Nededog
Fox will be flipping more of “Bob’s Burgers,” with the network announcing on Thursday that it has renewed the Emmy-winning animated series for a sixth season consisting of 22 episodes.
The show, which airs behind “Family Guy,” has averaged a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers overall for its eight episodes this season. It has held its own despite going up against both “Sunday Night Football” and “The Walking Dead” in the fall.
In August, “Bob’s Burgers” won its first Emmy Award for outstanding animated program. The series also was recently nominated for a 2014 Annie Award in the category of best general audience animated television/broadcast production, and it received two 2014 Writers Guild Award nominations in the animation category.
- Rick Kissell
Game of Thrones fans anxiously awaiting news of when the series will return for Season 5 were finally rewarded for their patience today. We're only four months away from the premiere, which will arrive along with two other hit series this spring. HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, April 12, starting at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt).
Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode fifth season Sunday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fourth season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, »
Fox has renewed “Bob’s Burgers” for Season 6. The animated comedy will have a full 22 episodes.
“We can’t help but love the Belcher family,” said Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on Fox,” said Walden and Newman. “We are proud of Loren and Jim and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week. We »
- Tony Maglio
The cabler will unveil the project today during its presentation at the Television Critics Assn. winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
“History of the World” promises to use sketch comedy, animation, puppetry, documentary and archival footage to explore weighty questions such as how the world came about, the evolution of man and the origins of spirituality, money, leisure time, sports, hygiene and entertainment. It’s slated for a fall premiere.
Altschuler (pictured right) and Krinsky (pictured left) were previously showrunners of Fox’s long-running toon “King of the Hill” and penned such film comedies as “Blades of Glory.” Michael Rotenberg »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
13 items from 2015
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