Mary and Rhoda. Rachel and Monica. Lucy and Ethel. SpongeBob and Patrick. Best friends abound on the small screen. Even before and after Friends, BFFs have been the bedrock of comedies and dramas alike.
What show has the most believable friendship? How I Met Your Mother? New Girl? Or is it really Friends once and for all?
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He’s in a spot of bother with the law, too, with one of two images showcasing Cruise’s enigmatic ex-army man in cuffs. Franchise newcomer Cobie Smulders features in the second still, who was welcomed aboard late last year to portray a disgraced Army officer fighting to clear her name following accusations of spying.
Retaining his famous razor-sharp focus and commitment to the part, director Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) revealed to People that Tom Cruise performed all of his own stuntwork during filming on Never Go Back: “It’s a pretty boring job to be Tom’s stunt double. He did all of his own stunts. It’s almost a hallmark of what he does. He does every bit of it himself. »
- Michael Briers
Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad are about to have their hands very, very full: The How I Met Your Mother actress and the New Girl scribe will write, star in and executive-produce a comedy pilot for FX, the network announced Wednesday.
The half-hour potential series centers on Maxine (Milioti), an actress-turned-process-server; her friends Natalie (Pedrad), a drug dealer who doesn’t like being called that, and Amy; and stepbrother Landis. (Amy and Landis have yet to be cast.)
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FX has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy from Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad, the network announced Wednesday. “How I Met Your Mother” alum Milioti and former “New Girl” writer Pedrad will co-write and co-star in the pilot, which follows Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis as they navigate the abject shit-storm that is adulthood. Milioti will play Maxine, an entitled actress-turned-process-server who takes lemons and makes a fire out of lemons, burning herself and others. Max’s dysfunctional, tight-knit clan serves as her surrogate family and always lets her sing the Aaron Burr parts of Hamilton. »
- Reid Nakamura
Paramount Pictures has released (via People) the first two official photos from Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise. The sequel is directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond) from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Marshall Herskovitz and Richard Wenk.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back also stars Cobie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother," "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"), Danika Yarosh ("Heroes Reborn," “ hameless"), Austin Hebert ("Bonnie and Clyde"), Patrick Heusinger ("Quantum Break," "Girlfriend’S Guide To Divorce"), Aldis Hodge ("Straight Outta Compton," "A Good Day To Die Hard"), and Holt McCallany ("Blue Bloods," "Gangster Squad").
The new film, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film follows Cruise as he aids an Army major (Cobie Smulders) accused of spying – while dealing with some deep-rooted personal issues of his own. »
- Kellvin Chavez
The half-hour comedy follows Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis, as they navigate the abject sh-t-storm that is adulthood.
Maxine (Milioti) is an entitled actress-turned-process-server who takes lemons and makes a fire out of lemons, burning herself and others. Her dysfunctional, tight-knit clan serves as her surrogate family. Natalie (Pedrad) is described as sharp-witted and scientifically inclined. She sells weed and prescription drugs and wants to be the Sheryl Sandberg of weed, but blanches at the term “drug dealer.” The other two roles have yet to be cast.
Milioti and Pedrad wrote the pilot together and will serve as exec producers. Pedrad will serve as showrunner.
“We are so excited to be working with a network as fearless as FX and are honored to potentially join »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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The Intervention, 2016.
Written and directed by Clea DuVall.
A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
In a slight twist on the intervention/group of friends gathered motif, Clea DuVall’s directorial debut deals with love and marriage rather than drugs or drink, at least to begin with. It’s Ruby (Smulders) and Peter (Piazza) marriage that takes centre stage here, with their best friends adamant that their toxic relationship has strained its last strain and for the good of them and the collective, divorce is the path best chosen. But in focusing on Ruby and Peter’s all-but-doomed matrimony, it’s detracts them from their own issues which no-one dares »
- Scott J. Davis
Deadline is reporting that Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Megan Hilty (Smash) have signed on for the leads in The First Wives Club, a small screen reboot of the 1996 feature film, which is being produced by Paramount Television for TV Land.
Written by Rebecca Addelman (New Girl) and executive produced by Jenny Bicks and Karen Rosenfelt (Sex and the City), the pilot is set in present-day San Francisco and “revolves around three women – friends and classmates in the ’90s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. When they discover that they are all at a romantic crossroads, they band together to tackle divorce, relationships and life’s other annoying challenges.”
Hannigan will play Maggie, “an English professor at a university in San Francisco. Once an aspiring poet, she is a bright but frustrated woman who is struggling to put excitement back into her flagging marriage. »
- Gary Collinson
You don't own them! Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Megan Hilty (Smash) are the newest members of the First Wives Club, TV Land's upcoming adaptation of the successful film and book. The two actresses have reportedly signed on to star in the pilot for the project, which is an updated twist on the 20-year-old movie (which was based on a book by Olivia Goldsmith). Like the movie, the TV story takes place in San Francisco and revolves around three women who were friends and classmates (but in this updated story, they attended school in the 1990s). When a college friend dies in a freak accident, they reunite and realize they're all at a romantic crossroads. Together, they »
Set in present-day San Francisco, the story revolves around three women – friends and classmates in the 1990s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. When they discover that they are all at a romantic crossroads, they band together to tackle divorce, relationships and other life challenges.
Hannigan is Maggie, an English professor and once aspiring poet who is frustrated and struggling to put excitement back into her flagging marriage. Hilty will play Kim, a once successful actress now "too old" for Hollywood. Needy and vulnerable, she works »
- Garth Franklin
“How I Met Your Mother” alum Alyson Hannigan and “Smash” vet Megan Hilty have been cast in TV Land’s “First Wives Club pilot. The actresses will play two of the three leads in the adaptation of the original 1996 film starring Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. Rebecca Addelman wrote the script, and Jenny Bicks will executive produce the pilot from Paramount TV. The series, set in modern-day San Francisco, follows three former friends and classmates who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. Also Read: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Comedy Ordered to Series at TV Land Hannigan plays. »
- Reid Nakamura
The small screen reboot of the 1996 film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, is set in modern day San Francisco. Much like the movie, the story follows three friends and former ’90s classmates who »
The duo will star in the television reboot of the 1996 film, which will take place in modern-day San Francisco. Like the original rom-com, the story revolves around three women who were friends and classmates in the ’90s and reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident.
The casting is a huge “get” for TV Land, as “First Wives Club” will mark Hannigan’s first major role after “How I Met Your Mother” and Hilty’s since “Smash,” which turned her into a household name. While the project has only been greenlit for a pilot, with the two ladies now attached, the series should be appealing for a full series order. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TV Land has landed two members of its First Wives Club. How I Met Your Mother grad Alyson Hannigan and Smash alum Megan Hilty have signed on to star in TV Land's First Wives Club reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Picked up to pilot in March, the long-gestating project will be written by New Girl's Rebecca Addelman and exec produced by Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, The Big C). Based on the book by Olivia Goldsmith, the project centers on a group of divorced women who seek revenge on the ex-husbands who left them for younger women.
- Lesley Goldberg
The problem with "life" and "responsibilities" and all those other things that require frowny-faced finger quotes is that they keep you from sitting at home all day eating ice cream directly from the carton and watching the best comedy that daytime TV has to offer. It's an issue.
Thankfully, the miraculous ability to DVR shows has visited us from the future, allowing us to balance that whole responsibility mess with the thing that's really most important in our lives: The LOLs. So here's how you can catch them while you're out doing all that dumb stuff like working a "job" and "making a living."
'Archer' (2010 - )
Though "Archer" lives on in nighttime TV, it has become a daytime syndication staple -- and all "Archer" is good "Archer," no matter what time it happens. We can't put it any better than Den of Geek's James Stanfield: "It's like MI5 run by Dunder Mifflin. »
- Dan Ketchum
Hitting the "big 3-0" can be a big deal -- it's a chance to celebrate the end of your 20s, and also the age where you have to admit that you're finally an honest-to-goodness grown-up. Thankfully, there are some great TV shows to get you through the transition and give you some previews of the chaos and joy ahead.
1. 'Parenthood' (2010 - 2015)
"Parenthood" provides one of the more realistic TV portrayals of what it means to become an adult in your own family. An updated version of the classic 1980s movie of the same name, "Parenthood" is the story of the Bravermans -- four adult siblings, their spouses, their six kids, and their aging parents -- and how they all manage to support each other through various crises. Each character grows into new phases of adulthood over the course of six seasons, and the ensuing joy and heartache creates a compelling emotional journey for viewers. »
- Jaime Vazquez
Buck Kartalian, a former bodybuilder who went on to play Julius, the gorilla who harassed Charlton Heston's character in Planet of the Apes, died Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. He died of natural causes at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California, his son, Jason Kartalian, told the trade. Kartalian gained fame in 1968 when he was cast as Julius in the science-fiction film, the cigar-smoking gorilla in charge of security at the Research Complex for studying humans. He memorably uttered the line, "You know what they say: 'Human see, human do.' " He was »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd
Among his many TV and film credits are many well-know works, including “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Mister Roberts,” “Gymkata” and “The Rock.” He started as a wrestler and body builder, but soon that led to roles on Broadway and TV.
He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in films and further his work in television. Throughout his 60 years in the business he had roles in popular TV series, including “My Favorite Martian,” “Friends,” “E.R.,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “How I Met Your Mother. »
- Maria Cavassuto
Although he starred in movies like “Gymkata,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Outlaw Josey,” “Wales” and “Mister Roberts,” he didn’t start his career as an actor. He first started as a wrestler and body builder, but soon that led to roles on Broadway and TV.
He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in films and further his work in television. Throughout his 60 years in the business he had roles in popular movies and shows, including “The Rock,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Friends,” “E.R., »
- Maria Cavassuto