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Nashville's Connie Britton and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Were College Roommates—See Their '80s Throwback Pic!

18 September 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This must have been one fun summer! In her memoir Off the Sidelines, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shares an awesome photo with her old roommate, who happens to be none other than Nashville star Connie Britton! In the throwback pic, the Dartmouth gal-pals are all smiles as the New York politician rests her hand on her friend's shoulder. You can certainly tell that the '80s were in full effect as the former Friday Night Lights actress sports a classic feathered 'do! The two ladies lived together for the summer during a college study abroad program in Beijing. Both Asian studies majors, they were among the first to travel to China after the country opened up to American students! Last »

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ABC Grabs Disgraced Journalist Drama from Liz Heldens and Carol Mendelsohn

18 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has given a hefty pilot commitment to a journalism-themed drama from scribe Liz Heldens and Carol Mendelsohn’s Sony Pictures TV-based banner.

Project revolves around a male journalist who winds up disgraced and forced to work for his former intern, who has launched a high-metabolism Internet news outlet ala Buzzfeed or Popsugar (neither of those sites are formally involved with the property, however).

Heldens is writing the pilot and exec producing with former “CSI” showrunner Mendelsohn and Carol Mendelsohn Prods.’ Julie Weitz. Both Heldens and Mendelsohn Prods. have overall deals at Sony Pictures TV.

The untitled Heldens project marks the second big sale to date this development cycle for Mendelsohn’s banner, which moved to the Sony lot in June after a decade at CBS. Mendelsohn also stepped down as showrunner of “CSI” at the close of last season after 14 years at the helm.

Mendelsohn Prods. and Sony TV »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Zach Gilford Joins Jennifer Carpenter in USA’s ‘Stanistan’ Pilot

17 September 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”) and Jonathan Cake (“Desperate Housewives”) have joined the cast of the USA pilot “Stanistan.”

Starring Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), the drama follows the staff of an American compound in the fictional country of Stanistan — including State Department workers, covert CIA operatives and journalists.

Gilford will play Phillip Guthrey, an infrastructure manager for Usaid who secretly pines for his best friend: Carpenter’s character, Marcie. Cake will play Greg Weir, a suave and fearless on-air foreign correspondent. He is having a complicated affair with Marcie and his quest to uncover the real story in war-torn Stanistan will put him and his relationship in danger.

“Stanistan” is produced by Universal Cable Productions, and is one of three upcoming pilots announced by USA, including “Colony” from Carlton Cuse and “Mr. Robot” from Anonymous Content.

Gilford is repped by William Morris Endeavor. Cake is repped by Larry Taube at Principal and Brad Schenck at Paradigm. »

- Kevin Noonan

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Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime

17 September 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime In a match made in heaven, the deadpan “Parks and Rec” star has been tapped for "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever” after Jane Lynch reportedly backed out after winning an Emmy. Les Moonves: There’s a “very strong possibility” Showtime will be offered to non-cable subscribers “And possibly with CBS as well,” the CBS chief, who oversees Showtime, told investors today. “Friday Night Lights” alum Zach Gilford to play Jennifer Carpenter’s love interest on USA’s “Stanistan” He’ll play an infrastructure manager for Usaid in the drama about an American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan. Click Read Full Post For More TBS will celebrate Monday’s 20th anniversary of “Friends” with a 20-episode marathon The 20 episodes will consist of fan favorites. Bill Clinton to return to “The Daily Show” The former president will make his 9th appearance on Thursday. »

- Norman Weiss

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Pilot Scoop: Zach Gilford to Crush on Jennifer Carpenter in USA's Stanistan

17 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Matt Saracen is making a play for Debra Morgan.

Friday Night LightsZach Gilford has joined the cast of USA Network’s M*A*S*H-esque comedic drama pilot Stanistan as a love interest for Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter, TVLine has learned.

The project, penned by up-and-coming scribe Andy Parker, centers on the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available.

Gilford — whose post-Fnl TV credits include the short-lived Off the Map and »

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24 Times Coach Taylor Seems Too Good to Be True

16 September 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Friday Night Lights won over fans for plenty of reasons, but it's safe to say that Coach Taylor, in all his "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" glory, is toward the top of the list. This week actor Kyle Chandler turns 49, so to celebrate his birthday, we're looking back on all the reasons his character, Coach Taylor, is so lovable. For one thing, there's his incredible halftime speeches, which could sometimes make you cry and sometimes make you want to jump up and chase after your dreams. And, yes, for another thing, he's pretty easy on the eyes, too. (Let's get real: hot Tim Riggins moments weren't the only scenes to make fans swoon.) In honor of Chandler's birthday, find out which Friday Night Lights character you should date, then relive the 24 times Coach Taylor seems almost too good to be true. »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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7 actresses land on new True Detective season 2 shortlist

15 September 2014 10:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Contrary to reports citing that actresses like Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Rachel McAdams (About Time) were close to signing deals to appear on the hotly anticipated second season of True Detective, their names do not appear on a new shortlist released by TheWrap. Today the site revealed the names of seven actresses currently vying to fill one of the series’ leading roles.

The actresses in question are, Brit Marling (The Keeping Room), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Kelly Reilly (Eden Lake), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Jessica Biel (Total Recall).

The actresses have reportedly been “invited back to read this week for the coveted role.” Moss and McAdams could very well still be in the running, but with writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto now focusing on auditioning a new group of actresses, he’s clearly taking all options into consideration. »

- James Garcia

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'Sons of Anarchy' star Theo Rossi says it's 'total chaos and full survival mode' coming up for Juice

15 September 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ever since he turned on the club back in season 4, Juice Ortiz has been the Sons of Anarchy character you love to hate. Or is it hate to love? Or is it both? Because while Juice is a man that has made some downright terrible decisions as a member of Samcro, he also seems like a good guy deep down. As a result, viewers have been left to alternate between wanting to see Juice pay for his sins (like killing a fellow Son) and hoping he can get a fresh start. Theo Rossi, the man who plays Juice, loves hearing »

- Dalton Ross

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‘Fargo’ Producer John Cameron Inks Overall Deal with FX Productions

12 September 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fargo” producer John Cameron has closed an overall deal with FX Productions and has signed on as a partner with “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley’s production company 26 Keys.

Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the agreement, which covers all projects developed for television, cable and broadcast.

John Cameron was instrumental in the success of ‘Fargo’ and we look forward to continuing our relationship with him on new projects through Fxp and also on the next installment of ‘Fargo,’” said Grad.

Based on the Coen brothers film, “Fargo” was renewed for a second 10-part installment in July after a successful first run that nabbed 3 Emmys, including outstanding miniseries.

“Fxp is an organization fervently committed to creating exceptional television, and I am thrilled to move forward into the future with them,” said Cameron.  “Noah, of course, is a singular storyteller and astonishing talent. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Connie Britton Talks Being "Intimidated" by This Is Where I Leave You Costar Adam Driver, Playing a Cougar

11 September 2014 4:03 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Move aside, Hannah Horvath! GirlsAdam Driver has a new leading lady — Nashville star Connie Britton. The Friday Night Lights alum is playing Driver’s therapist-turned-girlfriend Tracy Sullivan in the highly-anticipated family drama This Is Where I Leave You.  Britton, 47, spoke to Us Weekly at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 7, about her role in the film and playing opposite Driver, 30.  “There is something about Adam’s character. He’s a young, sexy bad boy and there is something that’s appealing to a character like her,” [...] »

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Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Jackson Spidell

10 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Adrianne Palicki is engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, her rep confirms to People. The couple met on the set of the action thriller John Wick, which will be released in October. Palicki is certainly having a busy fall: In addition to her engagement, the actress will be seen on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and returning to NBC's About A Boy. Ironically, Palicki, 31, best known for her long-running role on TV's Friday Night Lights, hinted at whether she had a romantic interest while promoting G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Channing Tatum in 2013. "Oh … I don't know," Palicki said, ducking the question, although »

- Wade Rouse, @waderouse

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Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Jackson Spidell

10 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Adrianne Palicki is engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, her rep confirms to People. The couple met on the set of the action thriller John Wick, which will be released in October. Palicki is certainly having a busy fall: In addition to her engagement, the actress will be seen on ABC's Agents of Shield and returning to NBC's About A Boy. Ironically, Palicki, 31, best known for her long-running role on TV's Friday Night Lights, hinted at whether she had a romantic interest while promoting GI Joe: Retaliation with Channing Tatum in 2013. "Oh … I don't know," Palicki said, ducking the question, although »

- Wade Rouse, @waderouse

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Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Jackson Spidell!

10 September 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Adrianne Palicki is off the market! The actress is engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, her rep confirms to E! News. The future spouses met on the set of their upcoming movie John Wick, which hits theaters Oct. 24. Directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, the action thriller also stars Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan and Keanu Reeves. Palicki plays the villain, while Spidell performed Reeves' stunt work. This fall, Palicki will also appear in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "So excited to be playing Mockingbird!!" the star tweeted Aug. 19. "Such an honor!" In addition to John Wick and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Palicki is known for her TV work in NBC's Friday Night Lights and About »

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Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Stuntman Jackson Spidell

10 September 2014 4:14 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Tyra is getting hitched! Friday Night Lights alum Adrianne Palicki is engaged to her boyfriend Jackson Spidell, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The G.I. Joe: Retaliation actress, 31, first met Spidell on set of their film John Wick, which hits theaters in October. Palicki opened up about what she looks for in a partner in December 2009. "I don't really worry about whether a guy's a certain type, as long as there's a connection," she told Men's Health at the time. "We're going to grow old, we're going [...] »

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'Nashville' star Connie Britton to cameo on 'Family Guy'

8 September 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Even Peter Griffin can’t get enough of Connie Britton.

The undeniably likeable Nashville star—who rocks a great head of hair, by the way, and that is a detail that’s relevant for this story—has recorded a brief cameo for Family Guy, EW has learned exclusively. A cutaway gag in an episode titled “Baking Bad” that will air in October involves Peter breaking into Britton’s home. “She wakes up in bed to discover Peter is munching on her hair,” says executive producer Steve Callaghan, adding: “Especially if you saw her in Friday Night Lights, her hair just looks so yummy, »

- Dan Snierson

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Season finale review: 'The Leftovers' - 'The Prodigal Son Returns'

7 September 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Leftovers" wrapped up its first season earlier this evening. A review of the finale coming up just as soon as we have different physiques... In the end, it was the goddamn dog that wrecked me. Love it or hate it — and 50-odd savage minutes of "The Prodigal Son" absolutely affirmed my love for it — "The Leftovers" isn't really like anything else on television, past or present. Structurally, it has a passing resemblance to a few other series (including Damon Lindelof's previous one). But in terms of tone and substance, as well as its focus on the emotional and spiritual health of its characters far ahead of any questions of plot, it's an original. Even with the book to adapt(*), there was no real template for Lindelof and Tom Perrotta to follow in crafting a finale for this season. (*) And, for what it's worth, the finale pretty much exhausts »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Casting Net: Julia Roberts joins 'The Secret in Their Eyes' remake

5 September 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Julia Roberts has joined fellow Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and 12 Years A Slave nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the remake of the 2009 Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes. The original feature won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 2010. Billy Ray, who wrote the screenplay for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips, will write and direct the story about a former Mi-5 agent (Ejiofor) on a joint task force with the FBI, who thinks he’s finally found the man who murdered the daughter of his former partner and friend (Roberts). [Deadline]

• Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette will star in the relationship drama Miss You Already. »

- Jake Perlman

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Myriad tempts buyers with Heart Beats 3D

5 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Myriad Pictures is in Toronto with world sales on the Das Films and Sikhya Films Bollywood-hip-hop dance title from Step Up creator Duane Adler.

Aimee Teegarden (pictured) from the show Friday Night Lights will star as a feisty Us hip-hop dancer who falls in love with a man and a new dance style while attending a wedding in India.

Adler wrote the script to Heart Beats 3D and is preparing to fly to the sub-continent for a first quarter 2015 shoot. Tiger Shroff is in talks to play the Indian love interest Aseem.

Sriram Das produces through his Das Films alongside Guneet Monga and her Sikhya Films.

Negotiations are underway with two unannounced recording artists to create original Bollywood and hip-hop music.

“We are excited to be working with Duane Adler and Sriram Das on this extraordinary dance film project,” said Myriad president Kirk D’Amico.

“Aimee is the perfect young rising star to play this lead role »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Myriad tempts buyers with Heart Beats 3

5 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Myriad Pictures is in Toronto with world sales on the Das Films and Sikhya Films Bollywood-hip-hop dance title from Step Up creator Duane Adler.

Aimee Teegarden (pictured) from the show Friday Night Lights will star as a feisty Us hip-hop dancer who falls in love with a man and a new dance style while attending a wedding in India.

Adler wrote the script to Heart Beats 3 and is preparing to fly to the sub-continent for a first quarter 2015 shoot. Tiger Shroff is in talks to play the Indian love interest Aseem.

Sriram Das produces through his Das Films alongside Guneet Monga and her Sikhya Films.

Negotiations are underway with two unannounced recording artists to create original Bollywood and hip-hop music.

“We are excited to be working with Duane Adler and Sriram Das on this extraordinary dance film project,” said Myriad president Kirk D’Amico.

“Aimee is the perfect young rising star to play this lead role, and »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Aimee Teegarden Boards Dance Movie ‘Heart Beats 3D’

5 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Friday Night Lights” actress Aimee Teegarden will star in Das Films’ dance-romance movie “Heart Beats 3D.”

Myriad Pictures will handle worldwide sales and is introducing the project at the Toronto Film Festival.

“Heart Beats 3D” is being produced by Sriram Das (“November Man”) through his Das Films banner. Guneet Monga and her company Sikhya Entertainment are also producing.

Teegarden will star as a feisty American hip-hop dancer who travels to India with her family for a wedding and falls in love with a new style of dance and the man who introduces her to it. Tiger Shroff is in talks for the male lead.

The film is scheduled to shoot in India in the first quarter.

Duane Adler, who has writing credits on “Save the Last Dance” and the “Step Up” film franchise, is on board to direct from his own script. Negotiations are under way with recording artists for »

- Dave McNary

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