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FX has given second-season renewals to comedies “Married” and “You’re the Worst.”
Both comedies have 13-episode orders. “You’re the Worst,” which generated raves from critics in its summer airing, will shift to spinoff channel Fxx for its sophomore outing.
- Cynthia Littleton
Jimmy Fallon will do a post-Super Bowl “Tonight Show” in Phoenix, followed by a week of shows in L.A. Fallon’s post-Super Bowl show will air after a special episode of “The Blacklist.” After the game, he’ll bring “The Tonight Show” back to Los Angeles from Feb. 2-5 for a week of shows from Universal Studios Hollywood. “How to Get Away with Murder’s” premiere now has more than 20 million viewers — after setting a DVR playback record A record 6 million watched the ShondaLand drama on DVR. Dominic Cooper officially joins “Agent Carter” His role as Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark, will become a regular one on the ABC series. Click Read Full Post For More A mathematician has created a statistical model predicting who will die on “Game of Thrones” Richard Vale from the University of Canterbury’s statistics department uses previous chapters to predict which character »
- Norman Weiss
FX may be the best with this news. The cable network has renewed critical darling comedy You're the Worst for a second season on younger-skewing Fxx, and Married for a sophomore run on FX. Both will expand their second-year runs from 10 episodes to 13. You're the Worst, from Weeds and Orange Is the New Black's Stephen Falk, centers on two horrible people — Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash) — and their misadventures in live, love and romance. Falk previously told THR that NBC canceling his Dane Cook comedy Next Caller after it was ordered to
- Lesley Goldberg
A black actress who starred in Django Unchained claims she was "accosted" by police in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute. Daniele Watts, who has also appeared on shows like "Weeds" and "How I Met Your Mother," was making out with her white partner, chef Brian James Lucas, in a car outside CBS Studios on Thursday when they were confronted by Lapd cops. See their full account here. »
- Shari Weiss
Recently, NBC released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Blacklist" premiere episode 1 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Lord Baltimore," and it turns out that we're going to Red come face to face with a very important person from his past, face a new threat, and more! In the new,1st episode press release: Red is going to confront an important person from his past. Red will continue to battle Berlin (guest star Peter Stormare) and face a new threat from a man named Lord Baltimore. An important person will come back from the past into Red's world. In the meantime, Liz (Megan Boone) is going to try to move forward with her life after her showdown with Tom (Ryan Eggold). Actors: Diego Klatenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison and Mozhan Marno will also show up in the episode. Actors: Mary Louise Parker ("Weeds"), Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 »
FX's You're the Worst could be considered the anti-romantic comedy. The series, created by Stephen Falk (Weeds, Orange Is the New Black), centers on two horrible human beings — Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash) — and their misadventures in life, love and romance. But it's far from the typical "will they or won't they" love story. Instead, Gretchen and Jimmy — described by critics "TV's best couple" and "one of TV's most watchable courtships" — get kicked out of weddings. Drink too much. Routinely flake on friends. Skip out on work. Drive drunk. And then try to date one another. And that's where the
- Lesley Goldberg
FX's half-hour comedy You're the Worst, which finishes up its Season 1 run next Thursday, Sept. 18, has turned into a sleeper hit for the cable network. Critics have warmed up to the show, which stars Chris Geere and Aya Cash as two people who have soured on relationships yet find themselves drawn to one another. Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue also star in the anti-romantic comedy, which comes from creator Stephen Falk (Weeds, Orange is the New Black). Falk filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why You're The Worst isn't the worst.
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- Michael Schneider
That’s right: Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel Gotham topped the Television Critics Association’s poll for “Most Promising New Show” of Fall 2014, with Jane the Virgin (from The CW) and Showtime’s The Affair finishing at No. 2 and 3, it was announced on Tuesday.
Related Read TVLine’s First Impressions of Gotham, blackish, Jane the Virgin and Many More New Shows
Most Promising New Comedy went to ABC’s black-ish, edging out Jane the Virgin and NBC’s A to Z, while Gotham (not surprisingly) also snagged Most Promising New Drama, followed by The Affair and (just »
The Showtime series Masters Of Sex has been something of a runaway success for the network, so it comes as no surprise that it would seek to replicate that by throwing its weight behind another memoir-based project from executive producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. The series now in development is based on the self-penned life story of award-winning Us essayist and poet, Mary Karr, and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) is apparently considering jumping aboard as star and executive producer.
Currently the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University, Karr’s star hit the stratosphere when her first memoir hit the New York Times bestseller list on publication in 1995. Titled The Liars’ Club, it takes an unflinching look at her difficult childhood, growing up in Southeast Texas during the 1960s.
She followed that initial instalment with Cherry in 2000 – which focused on her teenage years and early adulthood – and then with »
- Sarah Myles
After winning two Emmys last week, Allison Janney said something that should be considered a truism but isn't. Explaining her successful return to TV after a sojourn in movies, the 54-year-old told Variety, "Television is a woman's medium."
Since "The West Wing" went off the air eight years ago, Janney has landed a number of supporting character roles in movies, mostly mom parts. Back on TV, however, she won Emmys this year (her fifth and sixth) for stretching to play two very different parts: a woman trying to salvage a difficult marriage in the premium-cable drama "Masters of Sex," and a recovering alcoholic whose daughter and granddaughter have followed in her reckless footsteps on the network sitcom "Mom."
Janney certainly seems to be an example of how television is friendlier to 54-year-old actresses than film is. But is television really "a woman's medium"?
Actually, you could argue that television has »
- Gary Susman
You're the Worst on FX is doing markedly worse than its companion show, Married, in the ratings. But it shouldn't be. Even though Married has gotten more press and boasts a more familiar, pedigreed cast - Oscar winner Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, and even Paul Reiser - You're the Worst is the better series. Starring Aya Cash as romance-averse music publicist Gretchen and Chris Geere as her bitter Brit-novelist love interest, it's really the only show of its kind on the air right now. Here are six reasons you need to start watching (besides the fact that I just really want it to get picked up for a second season): 6. It's from the same guy behind Weeds and Orange Is the New Black. Stephen Falk, who is co-executive-producer on Oitnb and previously held down the same job on Weeds, is also at the helm of this FX series. So »
Amazon on Thursday morning debuted its third pilot season, where you, the consumer, can screen and vote on a total of five new projects featuring familiar faces such as Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy).
This past April, Amazon customers had a role in greenlighting six series, including the Jeffrey Tambor-fronted dramedy Transparent (premiering Sept. 26; watch trailer), X-Files creator Chris Carter’s The After and the novels-to-screen adaptation Bosch, starring Titus Welliver.
The new crop of pilots can be sampled in the »
Obviously, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul should team up for new spoof videos every week. That's one way give "Breaking Bad" fans the fix they need, now that the show is over (sniff) and the only thing left to do is wait to see how many Emmys it wins on Monday, August 25.
In the six-minute video, Bryan and Aaron go full redneck as the pawn shop owners and Julia plays herself, pawning one of her Emmys to try and buy an island -- 'cause if Celine Dion has one, Jld should too, no? The guys confuse Julia with Mary-Louise Parker of "Weeds," which apparently happens a lot because of the Louis/Louise, and the three actors go »
- Gina Carbone
HBO has delivered some terrific comedies over the years, from the quirky musical series Flight of the Conchords to biting political satire Veep, and with the cast that the premium cable network is pulling together for its upcoming comedy The Brink, there’s reason to believe HBO has another major hit on its hands.
Now, our anticipation has been raised with news that Watchmen actress Carla Gugino has joined the cast in a multi-episode arc. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Jack Black (School of Rock) and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black) all topline The Brink, which is described as “an epic dark comedy.”
As per Deadline: The Brink focuses on “a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including Katherine Heigl‘s TV comeback, a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
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Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!
The Show | ABC’s Selfie (Tuesdays at 8/7c, premiering Sept. 30)
The Competition | CBS’ NCIS, NBC’s The Voice, The CW’s The Flash, Fox’s Utopia
Photo | The Odd Couple: Get a First Look at Felix and Oscar 2.0
The multi-cam remake, which is set to bow at midseason, follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). The cast also includes Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show, »
You're the Worst creator Stephen Falk knows what it's like to make a comeback. The showrunner had his first series — NBC's Dane Cook comedy Next Caller — canceled months before it was scheduled to air as a midseason replacement. Four of the show's six-episode order had already been completed before the network opted to scrap the series set in the office of a satellite radio station. Story 'Next Caller' Creator Bares Soul Over NBC Abandonment Following the abrupt cancellation — which came only five months after it was picked up to series — Weeds alum Falk took to his
- Lesley Goldberg
A new study has revealed that little has changed in Tinseltown in terms of offering up more diverse casting choices. Despite the fact that Hispanics make up a huge amount of the paying public, and have shown strong enthusiasm towards spending their money supporting whatever blockbusters are released, Hispanics only accounted for 4.9% of the speaking roles in last year's top 100 films. That figure is identical to what it was back in 2008- despite a strong surge in the Latino population here in the states.
Even when they do get roles, the women in particular are marginalized as eye candy. The study shows that Latinas are the highest-represented ethnicity when it comes to roles that feature some form of nudity.
"Part of the problem is conditioning. When you hear the names De Niro or Pacino, you automatically know it's an American movie," says actor Esai Morales. "But the minute you have »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
HBO have got a new comedy show in the works and it has just added a few more cast members to the mix; Jaimie Alexander and Bernard White will join Jack Black and Tim Robbins in the shows’ main roles. The Brink, a half-hour comedy series tipped to be released by the end of the year, will be a humorous slant on the scramble to prevent geopolitical crisis as World War III looms ever closer.
Doesn’t sound that funny to us either but there’s several reasons we’re remaining optimistic. Firstly, the script is being written by seasoned writer/producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim, the former with credits including Ally McBeal and Weeds. Secondly, on board directing is Jay Roach who makes his first foray into directing a TV series after movies such as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Meet The Parents and The Campaign. »
- Victoria Bull
In a deft demonstration of corporate synergy, Netflix tapped new talkshow host Chelsea Handler to moderate a Q&A for “Orange Is the New Black,” the streaming service’s Emmy-nominated dramedy, on Monday night.
The “For Your Consideration” panel, held at the Directors Guild of America theater in Los Angeles, gathered series creator Jenji Kohan and Emmy-nominated cast members Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox, along with fellow stars Lea DeLaria and Jason Biggs. The series is nominated for 12 trophies for its first season, while the streaming service has garnered 31 Emmy nominations in total this year.
The raucous panel was dominated by the outspoken and playful cast — at one point Cox joked, “don’t you love how relaxed this is? You’re in our living room!” — while a mellow Handler seemed content to let the stars shine without much interference. The actors asked questions of »
- Laura Prudom
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