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She was nominated for an Oscar for her scene-stealing performance in the comedy Bridesmaids and won an Emmy for her work alongside Billy Gardell in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly -- which debuts its season finale tonight. Here are five things you probably don't know about Melissa McCarthy.
1. Born a farmer's daughter in Plainfield, Il on August 26, 1970.
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2. Cousin of actress and former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy.
3. Studied clothing and textiles in college with the goal of becoming a fashion designer, but eventually dropped out of school to pursue stand-up comedy. She has plans to launch her own plus-size clothing line.
Video: Mike & Molly Stars Preview 'Stormy' Finale
4. Met her actor husband Ben Falcone at The Groundlings improv group in Los Angeles.
5. Got her big TV break in 2000 when she landed the role of the loveable control freak Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls.
Video: McCarthy & Bullock Trade Quips in Sin City »
Watch the insanely charming Lauren Graham talk about her new Ya novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, about a young woman who is trying to make it on Broadway in the 90s. She talks about Parenthood's 22 episode pick up for the next season. She also talks about her upcoming movie. A Friggin Christmas Miracle, which Graham notes has an unfortunate title. And as always, rumors of a Gilmore Girls movie come up.
- Kerensa Cadenas
New York — To find their Mr. Darcy, the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota has turned to a Mad Man.
Vincent Kartheiser, who plays the malcontent Pete Campbell on AMC's "Mad Men," will star this summer in a new Guthrie production of "Pride and Prejudice" as the brooding hero of Jane Austen's most famous novel.
"It's interesting playing a character that people have such strong feelings about before I've even begun playing him," he said Friday by phone from Los Angeles. "I don't have a lot of experience playing famous characters and it's an interesting expectation that lays on my head."
Kartheiser is a native of Minneapolis and first appeared at the Guthrie in 1986 at age 7 as Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol." He returned to play small roles in the company's 1990 productions of "Henry V" and "Henry IV."
"I think my biggest scene I was being carried around dead," he joked. »
Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones has warned fans not to pre-judge the show's new American remake.
"People are always ready to put a downer on reformatted shows," Jones - who also co-created the original series - told the Radio Times. "They decide they're not going to work before they've even hit the screen. They're very funny about it. They get cross that it's happening!
"Contempt prior to investigation doesn't do anyone any favours. From what I've seen so far, and from what I know of the team working on it, Us & Them could be fantastic."
The first trailer for Us & Them was released by Fox earlier this week, provoking a mixed response from Gavin & Stacey fans.
However, Jones argued that the promo "looks fabulous", adding: "It shows the American version's own »
"Zombieland" is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The "Zombieland" pilot comes from the feature film's original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, "The Joe Schmo Show"), and producer Gavin Polone ("Gilmore Girls," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) is directing the pilot. The part of Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward (The Island), Maiara Walsh ("Desperate Housewives," "Switched at Birth") is cast as Wichita, Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will play Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic has the role of Little Rock. Although Zombieland the webseries may live on in a different venue, it won't be Amazon as originally planned »
- Keven Skinner
"Zombieland" co-writer/executive producer Rhett Reese took to Twitter to vent a bit upon hearing the news that Amazon will not be moving forward with the series. While reviews were definitely mixed, he seemed to place the blame on fans of the film who refused to embrace the concept.
Here are Reese's comments:
Our Zombieland series will not be moving forward on Amazon. Sad for everyone involved.
I'll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence.
Anyway, we did our best, and we're very proud of our team.
"Zombieland" (review here) is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The "Zombieland" pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, »
- The Woman In Black
Amazon.com released a Zombieland pilot episode over their instant video service last month, but it has been revealed that they will not move forward with an order of additional episodes. The pilot was released along with a number of original pilots in April, but reaction to the episode was less than positive from many of those who had seen it.
While this is likely the end for Zombieland: The Series, it is possible that another company could pick up the show. If we hear anything else about the project moving forward, we’ll be sure to let readers know. If you’d like a preview of the pilot, we’ve included the official trailer below. Here’s the original pilot announcement from Amazon:
Seattle—March 25, 2013—Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, today announced it will add cult classic Zombieland to the line-up of »
- Jonathan James
When The WB and Upn merged to form The CW in 2006, it appeared that the former entity figured most prominently in the new network’s identity. And yeah, sure, The WB was the original home of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Smallville, and Roswell, but keep going with us here: You’re unlikely to sell anything like Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, or Everwood to The CW at this point—unless you set it in space. (In which case, let us tell you about a little project we’re working on called Stars Hollow…) With Hart Of Dixie and The »
Upfronts, the Christmas Eve of Us television, are upon us. This is a sort of annual television cattle market, where networks show advertisers their wares for the upcoming autumn season in the hope of getting them to buy ad time "up front". Handily for us TV fans who aren't in charge of a whopping great ad budget, the networks also stick trailers for the majority of their new output online. Here are six of the most promising.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC
Key personnel: Joss Whedon (executive producer)
Joss Whedon's return to the small screen after the monster success of Avengers Assemble will be another dip into Marvel mythology. This time, the Buffy creator tackles agency S.H.I.E.L.D., who are responsible »
- Gwilym Mumford
Will CBS make you laugh this year? Well, they'll certainly try. Beware: instead of regular previews, they've decided to just post these behind-the-scenes promos. So, take what you get. First up, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams are paired up as father-daughter advertising executives in The Crazy Ones, a David E. Kelley joint.We Are Men, a comedy featuring Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, and Jerry O'Connell airs Mondays at 8:30 p.m. and is about a bunch of bros living together in a short-term apartment complex. Adrian Monk would not approve. Executive Producer Chuck Lorre's Mom stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney as a mother-daughter duo who are both recovering alcoholics. So like Gilmore Girls, but with super dysfunction. Nate Corddry and French Stewart(!) are also there, hanging out. »
- Lindsey Weber
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the second announced yesterday. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on Fox.
While "The Following" proved a breakout winner, Fox had few success stories last season. So, it is going a bit more ambitious this year with numerous dramas, comedies and one-off "event series".
Several pilots didn't make the final cut and won't be seen including the family of government-sanctioned assassins drama "Boomerang," the adaptation of Lauren Oliver's book trilogy "Delirium" about a world where love is illegal, the legal interns workplace comedy "To My Assistant," the U.S.S. Lexington-set "The Wild Blue," and "The List" about the hunt for a thief who stole a file containing the secret identities of people in the Witness Security Program,
(Sci-Fi Drama, Mondays 9pm)
A high-tech, »
- Garth Franklin
Fox has one of its better slates coming your way with the new season, especially if you take the midseason shows into account. Some of these shows may not jump out at you now as must-see, but some of them are going to take over, if I’m any judge anyway.
Clear showcase offerings Dads, Almost Human, and Us & Them are guaranteed to take off early. Almost Human has J.J. Abrams recognition to pull people in, though it looks to be a show that could flounder after a few episodes, even if I hope it doesn’t. The other two are going to become hits. Unfortunately, we have to wait until mid-season for the Gavin & Stacey remake.
Rake also looks like a winner, as long as the translation can be made to work as an Americanized product, and the show actually delivers what made the Australian original so brilliant.
- Marc Eastman
If you've been following along on the "Zombieland" TV series Facebook page, they've been posting pretty cool graphics for several of the show's rules of survival, and we have an exclusive early look at Rule #3 right here!
We're not quite sure why Dread Central was selected to debut Rule #3, but given our penchant for potty humor around these parts, it does seem to fit us pretty well! You'll find it below, and if you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to visit Amazon Instant to watch "Zombieland."
"Zombieland" (review here) is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The "Zombieland" pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, "The Joe Schmo Show"), and producer Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm »
- The Woman In Black
How do you fight a flagging American Idol franchise and ratings that dipped 20% last season? Hopefully, by luring your viewers back with some big names. That’s the latest strategy for Fox, which came out of the upfronts on Tuesday with a lineup that included Andy Samberg, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, J.J. Abrams, and Kiefer Sutherland, the latter of whom will return for the miniseries 24: Live Another Day. (Midseason picks include the Chris Meloni comedy Surviving Jack, the Terry O’Quinn drama Gang Related, and M. Night Shyamalan’s miniseries Wayward Pines, which will star Matt Dillon, but trailers »
- Melissa Maerz
Fox announced its new fall schedule, which includes "Us & Them," a single-camera ensemble with a rom-com vibe, standing by for a mid-season bow.
Jason Ritter ("Parenthood") and Alexis Bledel ("Mad Men," "Gilmore Girls") star as Gavin and Stacy in a clever-feeling comedy that's based on an award-winning BBC series. Fox describes the show as being "about a young couple, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them."
Those people happen to include Jane Kaczmarek and Kurt Fuller as Gavin's parents. And Michael Ian Black is a nice addition to Stacy's clan. In the trailer, both of the lovebirds' families are reticent about the as-yet relative strangers meeting in person, and hilarity ensues -- including "panic dancing" by Gavin, and puking by Stacy.
Take a look:
The "Zombieland" pilot is still running on Amazon Instant in hopes of being turned into a full fledged series, and the show's Facebook page has posted a pretty cool graphic illustration of "How to Kill a Zombie" that you can check out right here.
In addition, all of the "Rules" of the series are getting their own graphics (you can see #19 below), and we're exclusively premiering Rule #3 tomorrow morning so be sure to check back then.
"Zombieland" (review here) is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The "Zombieland" pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, "The Joe Schmo Show"), and producer Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”).
- The Woman In Black
When Lauren Graham stopped by the TVLine offices recently, it wasn’t just for a casual sit-and-run. We had a lot to catch up on!
Besides sharing her hopes for the next season of Parenthood (“In 22 episodes, I’m pretty sure Sarah Braverman can stop sleeping on the pullout bed!”) and recalculating the odds of a Gilmore Girls movie (“to finish it the way [Amy Sherman-Palladino] would have finished it”), the multi-tasker explained just how autobiographical her best-selling new book, Someday, Someday, Maybe, is and reminisced fondly about her days as “Mrs. Joel McHale.”
Related | Parenthood Season 5 Spoilers: Who Will Sarah Choose? »
- Michael Ausiello
Indie film The Brass Teapot will be making an appearance in Austin on Thursday, May 23. Ramaa Mosley makes her feature directorial debut with the movie, basing it off of her 2007 short of the same name. Tim Macy scripted both the short and the feature.
It stars Michael Angarano (Sky High, Snow Angels), Juno Temple (Dirty Girl, Killer Joe) and Houston native Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls). it originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012, and hasn't screened in Austin previously.
The Brass Teapot follows John (Angarano) and Alice (Temple), a young newlywed couple struggling to make ends meet. Feeling down on their luck, they happen upon an antiques store where Alice discovers a unique brass teapot. It appears to be just another junk-store find until the couple discovers that the teapot can give them all the money they desire -- in exchange for hurting themselves.
Vowing to stop once they hit their first million, »
- Marcelena Mayhorn
Fox will announce its 2013-2014 schedule on Monday, but the network gave viewers an idea of what's to come yesterday by announcing pick-ups of four dramas and five comedies.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Ramon Rodriguez (Charlie’s Angels), Jay Hernandez (Last Resort), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious), Inbar Lavi (Underemployed), Rza, Cliff Curtis (Missing), Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill)
Synopsis: Follows a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks — ultimately landing on the Gang Task Force. There, he must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” on the Sfpd.
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Los Angeles — A futuristic drama from producer-writer J.J. Abrams of "Lost" and the "Star Trek" movie franchise and a comedy with Andy Samberg of "Saturday Night Live" fame as a carefree police detective will be on Fox's new schedule, the network said.
Four new dramas and five comedies were announced Wednesday for the 2013-14 season by Fox, which got a jump on network presentations to advertisers set for next week in New York.
The Abrams-produced drama, with the working title "Almost Human," was described by Fox as an "action-packed" police series set 35 years in the future, when officers are teamed with human-like androids. The cast will include Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Lili Taylor.
Greg Kinnear will take on his first continuing broadcast series role in "Rake," a legal drama based on a hit Australian series of the same name, Fox said. The actor, whose movie credits include "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Baby Mama, »
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