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Jane Kaczmarek, Alan Ruck Recruited to Play Cooper Barrett's Parents

10 November 2015 7:55 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We haven’t met Cooper Barrett yet, but if his pedigree is any indication, he’s probably a hoot.

Fox’s midseason comedy Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life has cast Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bunheads) to play the title character’s parents, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Video Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: Watch the trailer

Ruck and Kaczmarek will guest-star as Mark and Cindy Barrett, father and mother to Jack Cutmore-Scott’s (Kingsman: The Secret Service) Cooper and Justin Bartha’s (The New NormalJosh. »

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The Muppets: co-showrunner Bob Kushell quits the show

5 November 2015 12:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




In an unpredicted turn of events, The Simpsons alum Bob Kushell has left his role as a co-showrunner for The Muppets series…

Here’s an unexpected one. Bob Kushell – one of the executive producers and co-showrunners of ABC’s The Muppets TV show – has departed the series after only six episodes have been aired.

Kushell is well versed in working behind the scenes on successful comedy series, having previously held roles on The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Malcolm In The Middle and Anger Management.

From our perspective, things seemed to be going well for The Muppets. ABC ordered a few more episodes of the adult-skewed series only last week. It remains a mystery, then, exactly why Mr Kushell has walked away.

According to Variety, “Kushell’s departure comes amid reports that he had been clashing over the creative direction of the series with co-showrunner Bill Prady. »

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Bob Kushell Out As Exec Producer of ABC’s ‘The Muppets’

4 November 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bob Kushell is exiting as exec producer and co-showrunner of ABC’s “The Muppets.”

Kushell’s departure comes amid reports that he had been clashing over the creative direction of the series with co-showrunner Bill Prady.

Though no replacement has officially been appointed, insiders tell Variety ABC is in talks with comedy producer Kristin Newman to step in for Kushell. Newman already has a standing relationship with the network, as she’s a co-exec producer on “Galavant” and held the same position on the alien family laffer “The Neighbors.” Her other major credits include “How I Met Your Mother,” “That ’70s Show,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Chuck.”

ABC last week ordered three more episodes of the ABC Studios comedy, bringing its first-season total to 16 episodes. But the show’s take on the beloved Muppet characters has had a mixed reception. Some critics have complained that the characters have become too »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon Reach Peak Goofiness in Fake Soap Opera

3 November 2015 7:26 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Before Bryan Cranston went on to Emmy-winning and cult favorite fame for portraying Walter White on Breaking Bad, the versatile character actor appeared on such television shows as Malcolm in the Middle, The King of Queens, Seinfeld and Suspended Suspense. That last one was a Nineties soap opera that starred Cranston and Jimmy Fallon as brothers, and on Monday's Tonight Show, the two reminisced about the (totally fake) television show.

Suspended Suspense was canceled after three episodes because, as Cranston and Fallon tell the audience, the director demanded that each »

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J.J. Abrams Salutes ‘Star Wars’ Colleague Harrison Ford at Britannia Awards

30 October 2015 11:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams said Harrison Ford is “the kind of movie star they just don’t make any more,” while Amy Schumer deadpanned, “I want to thank God; and by ‘God,’ I mean Meryl Streep.”

The occasion was Friday’s BAFTA-la Britannia Awards, with Ford, Schumer and Streep among the six honorees.

Streep, given the Stanley Kubrick Brittania Award for excellence in film, was introduced by Stephen Frears, her director on the upcoming Florence Foster Jenkins pic. He said working with her confirmed everything you’ve heard: “She’s magical.”

The actress in turn praised the “irascibly brilliant Stephen Frears” and said he follows the tradition of people like Kubrick, who was a transformative artist. She said the previous Kubrick recipients were notable and she was “honored to join this distinguished group of men and … (pause) men.”

The 2015 #Britannias honorees – @amyschumer, Sam Mendes, @JKCorden, »

- Tim Gray

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Breaking Bad: Casting Director Spills Secrets

29 October 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Breaking Bad aired on AMC for five seasons. Viewers tuned in week after week to see life of Walter White, who was played by Bryan Cranston, on the small screen. The series was ended after five seasons and bowed out with a very memorable finale.

Fans are still curious about the behind the scenes antics on the series, and a casting director has now shared some more secrets from the set, according to The Huffington Post.

Sharon Bialy revealed that some of the main stars on the series did not land their roles at first. AMC had to be sold on the idea to hire Bryan Cranston. He was the dad from Malcolm in the Middle after all. Could he play Walter White?

Vince Gilligan thought so, and so did the other people in charge of casting, but they »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Producing Director Jeff Melman Joins MTV’s ‘Finding Carter’

28 October 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Malcolm in the Middle” alum Jeff Melman has joined MTV’s “Finding Carter,” as a producing director and supervising producer, Variety has learned exclusively.

Melman has directed and produced some recent episodes of “Finding Carter,” which is close to wrapping the second half of its second season.

Finding Carter,” created by Emily Silver, follows Carter (Kathryn Prescott), a teenage girl who thinks she has the perfect life until the police tell her she was abducted as a toddler and the woman she believes is her biological mother is actually her kidnapper. The drama revolves around her new life, as she returns to her real family who thought they had lost her, and navigates brand-new parents, a twin sister, high school and boys.

Melman’s other directing credits include “Two and a Half Men,” “Modern Family,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Frasier,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Community” and “Grey’s Anatomy” for »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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12 Sitcom Actors Who’ve Transitioned to Drama

27 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

It’s easy to forget that our favorite comedians can rock the heavy stuff, too! The best actors make us laugh and cry (sometimes in the same breath), and can move seamlessly from genre to genre. Here are 12 sitcom stars who have (impressively) transitioned from comedy to drama. Bryan CranstonWell before his groundbreaking role in “Breaking Bad,” Cranston killed it as goofball patriarch Hal on the Fox sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle.” Cranston also stretched his comedy chops in the mid ’90s as Jerry’s dentist (and nemesis) Dr. Whatley on several episodes of “Seinfeld,” and even helped coin the term “re-gifting” when his character repurposed a label maker given to him by Elaine.   Sarah SilvermanAn undeniable funny lady, Silverman takes a serious turn in the film “I Smile Back,” in which she battles (many) demons as a troubled, depressed, and drug addled suburban mom. Though she’s flirted with »

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Malcolm In The Middle: Game Pays Tribute To Cancelled Show

22 October 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Malcolm in the Middle aired for six seasons on Fox. The series ended its run after 151 episodes in 2006. Fans of the series that wish it aired for more seasons can now immerse themselves in a new video game that is playable on PC and mobile.

Cinema Blend reported that the game is created by Alec Robbins. During the game, a player will control Malcolm, and he will walk in between his two brothers. Malcolm will try to avoid running into either brother. If he does run into one of them, he has to start over.

Check out the game called Malcolm Middle below. Would you play it? Tell us what you think. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Bluray Review: The Larry Fessenden Collection

20 October 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

It’s impossible to speak on independent horror/genre films without mentioning the name Larry Fessenden. A true auteur and renaissance man, Fessenden has not only written and directed his own films, but through his company, Glass Eye Pix, Larry has helped pave the way for up and coming filmmakers looking to tell personal and original stories, such as Ti West, Jim Mickle and Mickey Keating. A filmmakers, producer, artist and all around genre staple, Fessenden and his 30 years strong Glass Eye Pix is not celebrated in The Larry Fessenden Collection, a four disc set from Scream Factory, featuring Fessenden’s films No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter. We got a chance to check the collection out and while last year was the year of Scream Factory’s Halloween boxset, Fessenden’s set easily wins best boxset of 2015.

Kicking the boxset off, is Fessenden’s 1991 film No Telling, »

- Jerry Smith

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London Film Festival Review: Bryan Cranston in Jay Roach's 'Trumbo'

13 October 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Whether you know him as the dad from "Malcolm in the Middle" or as Walter White, there's no denying the chameleon-like acting skills of Bryan Cranston. In Trumbo directed by Jay Roach, he plays the titular character with an outlandish caricature-style panache that anyone else could so easily have turned into pure farce. Thanks to Cranston, however, Trumbo manages to come across as a man driven by the injustice surrounding him. His Trumbo is annoyingly charming and doggedly determined, and his sometimes quietly powerful, sometimes manic and heart-breaking, take on the man is surely one that will spark award interest. I was immediately drawn in because this is not a perfect man by any stretch. He provokes when some would argue that he should be quiet and he forces his family into an uncomfortable position time and again because he cannot stop doing what he's doing, writing, even though it's claimed he's a communist. »

- Amanda Keats

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Bryan Cranston wants to play a Marvel villain

10 October 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bryan Cranston has brought many a character to life on screen - Breaking Bad's Walter White, Hal Wilkerson in Malcolm In The Middle and most recently Dalton Trumbo in Red Scare film biopic Trumbo.

But now the versatile actor has his sights set on a new challenge - portraying a Marvel villain.

Cranston told Metro: "You know what I'd like to do? I'd like to do some big superhero villain in some Marvel classic."

The Breaking Bad actor wants to "create one from scratch", and with so many Marvel movies either out now or in the pipeline, that's probably his best bet. .

He said: "I don't know what I would do but it would be nasty."

Cranston recently announced that he would like to return to his role of Hal in Malcolm In The Middle, but in the meantime fans can see him in Trumbo, a biopic about two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, »

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What Bryan Cranston Really Wants To Do In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

9 October 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Bryan Cranston has had a diverse acting careeer over the decades, from his antics as Hal on Malcolm in the Middle to assisting Ben Affleck in Argo to voicing two monsters on Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (yes, he really did that). However, one genre he hasn’t dipped his toes much into is the comic book realm. Although he voiced James Gordon in the animated Batman: Year One movie, he has yet to join a live action superhero flick. Now Cranston is saying he would be open to appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with one strict condition. In an interview with Metro, Cranston mentioned that would eventually like to play a villain in a Marvel movie. There’s just one catch: it would have to be an original character. The actor said: Create one from scratch… I don’t know what I would »

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Cancelled: "Crazy Mama" 40th Anniversary Screening, L.A., September 24

23 September 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Notice: The Royal Laemmle Theatre In L.A Has Announced That This Screening Has Been Cancelled! Click Here

Jonathan Demme’s 1975 film Crazy Mama, which stars Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Southern, and Jim Backus, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 83-minute film on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Actress Cloris Leachman is scheduled to appear at the screening and is due to partake in a post-screening Q & A for a discussion on the making of the film.

From the press release:

Crazy Mama was one of the early movies directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Melvin and Howard, Married to the Mob, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married). Produced by Roger and Julie Corman, the film follows three generations of women (played by Cloris Leachman, Ann Sothern as her mother, »

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6 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

23 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

No more meth for Bryan Cranston. The former “Malcolm in the Middle” dad is about to cook up an onscreen presidency. And “All The Way,” cast by David Rubin of Firefly Casting, is adding actors left and right. The newest include recent Emmy winner Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”), Frank Langella (“The Americans”), Bruce Nozick, and Aisha Hinds. The HBO TV movie will follow Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson during his unexpected first year in office. The film, based on the Tony-winning play of the same name by Robert Schenkkan in which Cranston made his Broadway debut, is currently filming in Los Angeles. Proving that Hollywood loves a good trend, Cranston’s not your only 1963 Potus player. Woody Harrelson is also taking on the controversial Texan in the feature “Lbj.” Jane Jenkins is casting the project that will include Jeffrey Donovan as President John F. Kennedy and Bill Pullman as Sen. »

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Sequel Bits: ‘Blade Runner 2′, ‘Bourne 5′, ‘Transformers 5′, ‘Jack Reacher 2′, ‘The Conjuring 2′, ‘Robocop 2′

17 September 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After the jump: Voice actor Mark Ryan debunks a recent Transformers 5 rumor Denis Villeneuve addresses Blade Runner‘s biggest mystery Fantastic Beasts‘ Eddie Redmayne doesn’t want to “let everybody down” The horror in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials almost got it rated R Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz want a Malcolm in the Middle reunion Robocop 2 […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Blade Runner 2′, ‘Bourne 5′, ‘Transformers 5′, ‘Jack Reacher 2′, ‘The Conjuring 2′, ‘Robocop 2′ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Try to Stay Calm - Beyoncé Has Brand-New Music Coming Out Very Soon

16 September 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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Bryan Cranston Is Ready for 'Malcolm in the Middle' Revival

15 September 2015 6:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz revealed on his Twitter page that he wants to see a reunion series happen, which he would call Malcolm in the Mid-Life Crisis. The actor admitted he was just "ga(u)ging interest" in a reunion, but it seems that he isn't the only one who would like to bring the series back. While speaking to Et Canada (via Digital Spy), Bryan Cranston also said he would like to come back as the dysfunctional family patriarch, Hal. Here's what the actor had to say about a reunion.

"It's been 10 years since we went off the air and it'd be fun to pick up that guy's clothes again and be fun and sweet and adorable and hapless and clueless and afraid of everything."

As we mentioned last week, it doesn't seem that there are any official discussions about bringing this show back, »

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Should a 'Malcolm in the Middle' Reunion Series Happen?

8 September 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The TV landscape is becoming just as populated with reboots and revivals as the film industry, and Fox is easily one of the biggest perpetrators of this trend. The network brought back its beloved action-drama series 24 with the event series 24: Live Another Day, and now they are set to bring back The X-Files with another new event series, debuting this coming January. While we wait to see the next show that will be brought back from the dead, Frankie Muniz suggested on his Twitter account that he wants to bring back his hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Here's what the actor had to say yesterday.

"How fun would "Malcolm In The Mid-life Crisis" be? I wonder what Malcolm and his family would be up to now!"

When asked if there were any official discussions about bringing Malcolm in the Middle back to the airwaves, the actor said he was just "gaging interest. »

- MovieWeb

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Malcolm in the Middle Used Mood Setting Music In Lieu of Canned Laughter

8 September 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Recently Frankie Muniz has suggested a Malcolm in the Middle “mid life crisis” reboot.  Given all the reboots that have been sprouting up and the long-time cult following the show had, it’s not a horrible ideas.   Personally I think it’s because Muniz has disappeared from the planet ever since the show ended.  Even so, there are worse ideas out there.  But that’s not the story we’re following today. In a stunning “Today I Learned” post on Reddit, it turns out if you check out Malcolm in the Middle’s wikipedia page you see a tasty little nugget about the show. Turns out the show used mood-setting music in lieu of canned laughter. Artists used included Abba, They Might Be Giants, Kenny Rogers, Elo & the Getaway People. I personally wasn’t a huge fan of the show but I will say this. If it weren’t for »

- Nat Berman

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