18 items from 2016
Alicia Silverstone is Kyle Richards' mother. Sort of. Silverstone will play Bonnie Nolan in American Woman, Richards' TV Land pilot based around The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star's childhood. Richards and sister Kim Richards were child actors. Richards had a role on Little House on the Prairie and appeared in Halloween, among other credits from the 1970s. The series takes place in the 1970s and follows Bonnie, a mom of two daughters, raising her family after leaving her husband. John Riggi of 30 Rock and The Comeback fame penned the script and will executive producer alongside ER's John Wells. Richards is on board as a co-executive producer. Silverstone is known for her breakout role in »
In the second season of Sara and Erin Foster's VH1 comedy series Barely Famous, we witness two entitled, beautiful women – named Sara and Erin – hurl themselves through Los Angeles with little care for the pain and confusion they cause others. It's a faux reality show that takes all the bad and balls it up to throw it back in your face.
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses. This rousing fall release stars Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot! We also have a number of new photos, with the movie set to hit theaters on October 21. Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
An ordinary suburban couple finds it's not easy keeping up with the Joneses, their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors. Especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. "Jones" are covert operatives. Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher star as the next-door neighbors who open their arms to their beautiful new cul-de-sac couple, played by Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot. But they are about to get much more than they ever bargained for.
After years in the wilderness, the actor had a juiced-up turn as Robert Kardashian in The People v Oj Simpson and now he’s back with Feed the Beast
Friends has, for the most part, sent its stars down distinct, easily defined paths. Jennifer Aniston is a star. Matthew Perry will play the quirky, quippy lead in mediocre sitcoms until he dies or gets bored, and Courteney Cox will draw eyeballs on TV when she wants to (though she’s taking a justified break after the end of Cougar Town). Matt LeBlanc bounced around for a while (Episodes comes to an end next year) and is now hosting Top Gear. Lisa Kudrow continues to do weird, beautiful projects that get prematurely cancelled (The Comeback).
But David Schwimmer has had, perhaps, the oddest, quietest career and after a few years of doing seemingly very little, he’s returned to TV with »
- Eric Thurm
Coming off of strong reviews across the board, Netflix confirmed the inevitable back in February when it renewed Aziz Ansari’s astute comedy Master of None for a second season, but didn’t mention when fans could expect the return of one Dev Shah.
Now, taking to Twitter, Ansari has today narrowed down that release window somewhat, revealing that the next batch of episodes will hit the streaming platform in April of next year.
I’m sorry I never tweet. We’re writing Master of None Season 2. It’ll be out in April. I did some podcasts if you want to check them out?
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) May 27, 2016
Headlining Master of None as a 30s-something actor, who makes ends meet in New York City while working across a series of commercials, Aziz Ansari originally hatched the Netflix original series in tandem with Alan Yang, who remains attached to pen the »
- Michael Briers
It’s that time of year — Emmy season is almost upon us. Before the race for TV’s top trophy takes off in earnest, Variety takes a look at nine key categories and breaks down which of last year’s nominees are in and out of the running and which newcomers have already made an impact on the kudos landscape.
What’s out: AMC’s “Mad Men” retired after seven seasons and eight series noms.
What’s back: AMC’s “Better Call Saul”; PBS’ “Downton Abbey”; Showtime’s “Homeland”; Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black”; and HBO’s reigning champ, “Game of Thrones,” are all eligible again.
Looking to return: CBS’ “The Good Wife,” last nominated in 2011, has one final chance to make its case.
What’s new: Among freshmen contenders, USA’s “Mr. Robot” has a leg up thanks to a Golden Globe victory, »
- Geoff Berkshire
Gilmore Girls is getting a dose of Scandal with Dan Bucatinsky. The Emmy winner, who is also an active producer behind the scenes on shows such as Who Do You Think You Are?, Grey's Anatomy, Lipstick Jungle and The Comeback, is heading to Stars Hollow for the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. Bucatinsky shared his casting on Instagram with the below image. Later he tweeted an image with Alexis Bledel and indicated he was working with just her. Perhaps he's a coworker of Rory's? "What a blast today on #gilmoregirls with @alexisbledel -- @thelaurengraham missed the fun," he said. His other acting gigs include Web Therapy, Marry Me, The Comeback, In Plain Sight and the upcoming 24: »
Now back into its second season, Fox’s hit series, Empire, is keeping viewers on their toes. Since debuting last year, Empire has become one of the most popular new series, and people just can’t seem to get enough of the Lyon family. However, while each character has his/her own charm, there’s no one who seems to be able to steal the show like Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). As a fiercely independent mother and business woman, Cookie, is not to be tried, and she has no problem making that very clear. Well, if there’s one thing Cookie knows how to do
- Camille Moore
“Broad City” has me laughing uncontrollably more than any other TV comedy. Unfortunately, the hysterical show has yet to find Emmy love. But, after two Critics Choice nominations for Best Comedy Actress, it’s time for star Ilana Glazer to make her grand Emmy entrance. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions Glazer plays a heightened version of herself alongside with co-star and co-creator Abbi Jacobson. A pot-smoking, sexually adventurous millennial in New York, Glazer’s hyper personality turns even the most mundane moments of city living into comedic gold. This often includes getting high at the most inopportune of moments or finding the most creative way to aggravate her co-workers. There are at least three open slots in the Best Comedy Actress category as Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Lisa Kudrow ("The Comeback") and Amy Poehler ("Parks and..." »
It’s hard to look at high school cliques the same way after seeing Heathers. The film has found an ever-growing following since its Us release in 1989, and now TV Land is in the early stages of developing an anthology series based on the cult classic:
Press Release: “New York, NY – March 16, 2016 – Dating a murderous psychopath and figuring out what to wear to your best friend’s suicide are typical teen problems for Veronica Sawyer. With a pilot script order for “Heathers,” TV Land is digging into the pitch-black comedy for their first anthology series, based on the cult classic film. Set in the present day, our heroine will be dealing with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. The script is written by Jason Micallef (“Butter”), and Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will executive produce for Lakeshore Entertainment.
The pilot script order for “Heathers” comes on the »
- Derek Anderson
Once there’s a musical, pretty much everything is fair game, and with that in mind, TV Land has started the ball rolling on a Heathers anthology series.
It’s tricky to imagine what the series might look like, but it apparently it focuses on Veronica coming out the other side of her time with the first Heathers to find herself in the present day with a new group of Heathers. You have to imagine that Veronica has grown into a rather interesting person, one way or another, after the experiences that have now become pop culture canon.
While the original helped launch the careers of those involved, a new version may come down to finding just the »
- Marc Eastman
ABC announced this season's Dancing with the Stars cast live on Good Morning America. The hit series returned for Season 22 With a Live Premiere on Monday, March 21, 8:00-10:01 p.m. The celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars are slipping into their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance with a lineup of celebrity dancers that includes a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a Peabody Award winner, a Ufc fighter, and Super Bowl 50's Mvp, just to name a few.
As announced this morning, the celebrities with their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are: Mischa Barton with Artem Chigvintsev. Antonio Brown with Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco with Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields with Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie with Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples with Tony Dovolani. Von Miller with Witney Carson. Wanya Morris with Lindsay Arnold. Geraldo Rivera with Edyta Sliwinska. Jodie Sweetin with Keo Motsepe. »
Three out of the six women nominated for Best Comedy Actress at the Emmys last year are now out of the race: Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") and Lisa Kudrow ("The Comeback") are all off the air now. That leaves three returning contenders: Amy Schumer ("Inside Amy Schumer"), Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie") and four-time defending champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"). So who will join them? -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Our forum posters are discussing who might fill the vacancies. Read some of our posters' comments below, then join the discussion in our message board. Tonbone: I think it is a given that Ellie Kemper will be nominated for "Kimmy Schmidt" as long as the academy continues liking the show. I could see Tracee Ellis Ross being nominated for "Black-ish&qu..."' »
Matt Cook (Clipped, The Comeback) and Grace Kaufman (Bubble Guppies, Clarence) have joined the cast of CBS comedy pilot the Untitled LeBlanc Filgos Project, written by Jeff and Jackie Filgo. The project stars Matt LeBlanc as a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work. Cook will play Lowell, a sweet, offbeat intellectual dad at Adam’s (LeBlanc) school who is drawn to his “alpha male” vibe. Kaufman will… »
Netflix confirmed that the phenomenal comedy series Master Of None will return for a second season, and joyful celebration was heard throughout the land. The show, which debuted its 10 episode first season on the streaming channel in November 2015, has already collected a raft of awards nominations and wins – including a Critics Choice award for Best Comedy Series. Its second outing is now expected to arrive in 2017.
Created by Parks And Recreation alumni Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, the show is, quite simply, a breath of fresh air – building each episode around a specific subject, and seeking discussion and enlightenment on that topic through subtle and hilarious storytelling.
For example, season one episode titles include Plan B, Parents, Indians On TV and Old People. Ansari plays the lead character of Dev – a 30 year old actor, living in New York and working mostly in commercials – and it is through the lens of »
- Sarah Myles
It appears all your former Friends stars are staging a TV takeover: Fox has ordered a pilot for a new comedy starring Courteney Cox called Charity Case, about a widow who inherits her late billionaire husband's charity instead of the wads of cash she would've preferred. Though Cox, who will also executive produce the show, hasn't been away from TV for too long (Cougar Town ended last year), she's also not the only Friend returning to the small screen: Matthew Perry currently stars on The Odd Couple, and Lisa Kudrow has The Comeback, while David Schwimmer can be seen on The People v. O. J. Simpson telling people how to spell Kardashian. And just last week week we learned that Matt LeBlanc has been tapped to host the BBC's Top Gear and also star in a new CBS comedy (on top of his existing commitment to Episodes, which will likely »
- Dee Lockett
Friends Day might be a made-up holiday to honor the 12-year anniversary of Facebook, but here at TVLine, we’re taking the opportunity to think about our history with a different set of Friends.
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While some of the stars of the beloved ’90s comedy — Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston — have gone on to star in creative triumphs (think Cougar Town, The Comeback and The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), others haven’t been so lucky. (And one of ’em »
Craig Ferguson wants you to Join or Die by Thursday, February 18 at 11/10c.
That’s the day the comedian’s new History series will debut, the cable network announced Wednesday.
Join or Die With Craig Ferguson will find the former Late Late Show host debating with a panel of guests, many of whom also were announced Wednesday.
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18 items from 2016