NBC has picked up Mark-Paul Gosselaar sitcom “People Are Talking” to series. The self-described “unabashed” comedy follows two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. The show comes from producer Will Packer (“Ride Along”) and director Pam Fryman (“How I Met Your Mother”). As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything, according to NBC’s official description. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. Also Read: 5 Most Impressive 'Undateable' Live Moments:. »
- Tony Maglio
Adding to its growing haul of new shows for the 2015-2016 season, NBC has given a series order to "People Are Talking," the network's first new comedy order of the spring. "People Are Talking" comes from writer DJ Nash and executive producer Will Packer ("Ride Along") and the multi-cam pilot was directed by "How I Met Your Mother" veteran Pamela Fryman. The Universal TV series looks at two couples who are neighbors and best friends, prone to "analyze and obsess about everything." The core quartet is played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb. Last week, NBC kicked off the spring pick-up season with series orders for the dramas "Chicago Med," "Blindspot" and "Heartbreaker." NBC previously ordered the drama "Shade of Blue," starring Jennifer Lopez, to series, while the Eva Longoria comedy "Telenovela" was picked up in January. The venerable comedy "Coach" got a surprise resurrection notice back in March. »
- Daniel Fienberg
I write about "New Girl" only under two circumstances: When Sepinwall is hospitalized or when Sepinwall is on vacation. And even then, I still only write about "New Girl" under two circumstances: When it's a premiere or a finale and therefore there are plot points that maybe could stand some discussion. Fortunately, Sepinwall is on vacation and, at least so far as I know -- Knock wood! -- his health is fine. However, Tuesday (May 5) night marked the fourth season finale for "New Girl," so I guess "Clean Break" is as good a time as any to write a few words about the state of "New Girl." "Clean Break." As it says above, "Clean Break" is the title of the finale. It's not "Clean, Shaven," as I initially typed, because "Clean, Shaven" is an intense film from recently prolific cable TV helmer Lodge Kerrigan, featuring a marvelous performance by Peter Greene. »
- Daniel Fienberg
With Rob Zombie's upcoming film 31 taking place in a setting known as "Murder World", you can expect to find plenty of malevolent monsters (of the human variety) around every corner, but not every character is evil at heart. Zombie's newest photo from his next film features what the writer/director calls "the good guys from 31", characters played by Meg Foster, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and Kevin Jackson.
Zombie's 31 was recently acquired for North American distribution by Alchemy. No release date has been revealed at this time, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates on Zombie's latest film.
"Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing »
- Derek Anderson
Chicago – Where did one of the most prominently featured actresses in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” decide to spend the Saturday night of the film’s release? It was attending the Chicago Critics Film Festival, greeting admirers and participating in Q&As – after her two new films, “Results” and “Unexpected.”
The popular actress, best known for her nine year run on the TV series, “How I Met Your Mother,” was born in Canada, like her character Robin Scherbatsky on the show. She began her career as a model, but soon shifted to acting. She had a recurring role in Showtime network’s “The L Word,” before landing “How I Met Your Mother” in 2005. While she was working on the sitcom, she became part of the Marvel film universe with her role as Maria Hill in “The Avengers” (2012). She has since appeared in “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sizzled with on-screen chemistry in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and now they’ll get the chance to do that again — this time with song added to the mix. The two actors are officially set to lead musical movie “La La Land,” Lionsgate announced via press release on Thursday. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of “Whiplash,” the musical is about Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love,” the press release detailed. “But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.” It’ll be a third movie project together for the duo, who also co-starred in “Gangster Squad.” The two actors have each given audience a taste of »
- Emily Rome
Filming sitcoms in front of live audiences isn’t a new phenomenon for the world of television. But until now, this same production method has been rare on the web. Enter L.A. Beer, an upcoming comedy web series from executive producer Sam Miller that is filmed in front of a live studio audience.
L.A. Beer is set in the fictional Los Angeles Silver Screen Brewery, and follows the establishment’s employees as they navigate the ever-competitive microbrewing industry. L.A. Beer stars up-and-coming names such as Sam Daly (of The Office fame), Arianna Ortiz (Jane the Virgin), Kevin High (How I Met Your Mother), Alicia Ying (The Young and the Restless), and stand-up comedian James Lontayao.
Miller, a staff writer for the CBS comedy Mom, said in a release he wanted to create a web series of the same quality as a traditional studio show. The L.A. Beer executive producer pooled »
- Bree Brouwer
With Rob Zombie's upcoming film 31 taking place in a setting known as "Murder World", you can expect to find plenty of malevolent monsters (of the human variety) around every corner, as evidenced in the latest still from the film, which shows someone who looks like they came from Dr. Frankenstein's lab.
Revealed by Bloody Disgusting, the new still from Rob Zombie's 31 features a very memorable member of the Murder World proceedings. Though the official cast member and character in the still haven't been announced, there are physical similarities between this character and Richard Brake's Doom-Head, who was revealed in a shadow-shrouded still in March, so they very well could be one and the same.
Zombie's 31 was recently acquired for North American distribution by Alchemy. No release date has been revealed at this time, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates on Zombie's latest film. »
- Derek Anderson
This has “Classic Schmosby” written all over it!
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The 19th century drama focuses on two volunteer nurses (Winstead and newcomer Hannah James) working on opposing sides of the war. Radnor will tackle the role of Jedediah Foster, a southern surgeon who comes from a slave-owning background.
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“How I Met Your Mother” alum Josh Radnor and “The Returned’s” Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in PBS’s civil war drama “Mercy Street” from exec producers Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, David Zabel and Lisa Q. Wolfinger, the network announced Wednesday.
“Mercy Street” follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War — New England abolitionist Mary Phinney (Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green (played by newcomer Hannah James) — when the Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to those wounded by the war. The series is inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital.
Radnor will play Jedediah Foster, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Community plays dress-up again this week, to middling results. Here's our review of Intro To Recycled Cinema...
This review contains spoilers.
6.8 Intro To Recycled Cinema
“We keep filming crap and eventually Annie will reach down her shirt for a laser bomb.”
We're sure that there's something in this episode of Community that wishes it was Chris Pratt. Popular, attractive and seemingly well-maintained as he is, the Parks & Rec regular turned movie star comes in for a whole lot of affectionate flak in an episode that's not exactly the leanest or sharpest marquee leader of the season.
In a sixth season that's been rather more grounded than the high concept super-dystopic romps of yesteryear, Intro To Recycled Cinema is the first episode since the premiere that's found an excuse to dress up the cast and throw them into a role-playing situation.
Following on from his acclaimed stage performance as Mr. Miyagi a few weeks back, »
Could it be? Finally, a decent Raj episode of The Big Bang Theory? Here's our review of The Graduation Transmission...
This review contains spoilers.
8.22 The Graduation Transmission
As bad and as badly treated as all of the characters on The Big Bang Theory are, Raj has more often than not come out the worse. He's the butt of the jokes, the target for slightly over-the-line racial humour and jokes about his sexuality, and he's the odd one out without an on-screen girlfriend.
The writers have done some strange things with the character over the years, rarely settling on one set of characteristics as with the others, and he hasn't evolved quite as well as the other three, either. This week, depending on how you see it, may have been one of Raj's best episodes in ages.
This series has become one about unpleasant people stuck in the confines of their own arrested development. »
Two eerie scarecrow creations make for an unsettling atmosphere in one of two new photos from Rob Zombie's 31. Currently in the editing stage, Zombie's latest Halloween-set horror film will feature eclectic, creepy characters aplenty, including Sick-Head, Doom-Head, Sister Serpent, Father Murder and more.
"Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man... a game called 31.
31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours.
Who are the opponents? Well... a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as The Heads. »
- Derek Anderson
Celebs may constantly be in the public eye, but you really never know what they're going through behind closed doors. Actress Cobie Smulders dropped a bombshell during her interview with Women's Health's May issue (you know, the one where she's posing topless and flaunting her insane post-baby bod) when the How I Met Your Mother star revealed that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer while shooting season three of the show. "I had tumors on both ovaries," Smulders, who was 25 years old when she received the diagnosis, tells the mag, "and the cancer had spread into my lymph nodes and surrounding tissues." She adds that it took multiple surgeries over the course of two years to remove »
Cobie Smulders kicks major butt, on and off screen. Over the last several years, the Avengers: Age of Ultron actress has made a name for herself as both a comedy wiz and an action hero -- as quick with a joke as with a weapon -- and now she's adding cancer survivor to her resume, too. Unbeknownst to fans, the How I Met Your Mother star has been carrying a secret since season three of her CBS sitcom in 2007, when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer [...] »
Ads will highlight suspension of schedule from 7am to 7pm, backed by online campaign aimed at boosting the number of under-25s who take part in ballot
Channel 4 will shut down E4 on the day of the general election, pulling the plug on a schedule including hit Us comedies The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, in a bid to encourage more young people to vote.
Viewers tuning in on 7 May will see “Darren”, the man responsible for keeping E4 on air, manning the control room in place of its regular programming.
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- John Plunkett
You may know David Henrie from "Wizards of Waverly Place" and as the son on "How I Met Your Mother," but this week the actor turns to the big screen. "Little Boy" stars Henrie opposite Emily Watson and Michael Rapaport in the tale of a young boy who will do whatever it takes to end World War II and bring his father home.
In anticipation for his new movie, the young star told Moviefone his five favorite movies to watch with his dad -- complete with commentary from Henrie himself.
"Little Boy" arrives in theaters April 24.
- Moviefone Staff
Howard as an alpha male? The latest episode of The Big Bang Theory explores the group's less frequently addressed character quirks...
This review contains spoilers.
8.21 The Communication Deterioration
For the second week in a row, The Big Bang Theory has decided to focus on Penny’s career change – a shift that happened at the beginning of the season but never really had much of an impact on her or other characters. It’s always surprising when the show carries anything over from one week to the next, but this is a thread for Penny that’s been ongoing since the first season.
So why was it wrapped up so quickly, with little justification in terms of comedy? Well, I get the feeling that the power dynamics in Leonard and Penny’s relationship is about to become a bigger issue, and she needs her well-paying, respectable job for that to happen. »
A little over a year ago, my wife wondered why I was still sitting down every Monday night for "How I Met Your Mother," given how much I would complain about it to her afterwards. "Is this one of those hate-watching things?" she asked. I told her that life was too short for hate-watching — especially in this new Golden Age of Too Much Good TV — and that I was with "Himym" til the end because the show gave me enough occasional glimpses of what it was like when it was good that I kept sticking around to see if they could get it together one more time, especially for the finale. (As it turned out, no they couldn't.) "Oh, I get it," she said. "You're not hate-watching. You're hope-watching!" And there it was: Hope-watching. It isn't the act of enduring a bad show for the sole purpose of mocking it, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Hopkins will guest star as Phil, a popular childhood acquaintance to Andrew (played by Adam Brody), Chris (Tyler Labine) and Holly (Tracy Spiridakos) who was always a jerk to Andrew and Chris growing up. His character will appear in the early phase of the group’s lives.
O’Shannon will serve as an exec producer on the CBS TV Studios project with Clark Peterson, Dennis Erdman, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Pam Fryman (“How I Met Your Mother”) directed the pilot. Kelly O’Sullivan co-star with Brody, Labine and Spiridakos.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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