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As we stand on the precipice of December, chatter of New Year Resolutions is beginning to take hold, particularly for those coming off a weekend of Thanksgiving-themed indulgence. Netflix is no exception, as the online streaming giant has today vowed to begin its Santa Clarita Diet on February 3, 2017.
Word comes by way of Entertainment Weekly, revealing that the original single-camera sitcom, one which stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in lead roles, has now been earmarked for a February premiere. Showrunner Victor Fresco (My Name Is Earl, Better Off Ted) is at the helm for all 13 episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, and will be tasked with introducing Netflix subscribers to Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), a married couple of realtors “leading vaguely disconnected lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.”
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows for Joel and Sheila, however; not only »
- Michael Briers
In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore, Blended) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction… but in a good way.
Santa Clarita Diet will be available globally Only on Netflix on February 3, 2017 and we have some first look stills from the upcoming series below.
The post First look: Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet with »
- Paul Heath
If you’ve been aching for a new show from the guy behind “My Name Is Earl” and “Better Off Ted,” Netflix has you covered. With their continuing onslaught of original programming, “Santa Clarita Diet” completely missed my radar, but the new series is in the can and on the way, and the first look has landed.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
Jay Harrington is going to the hospital. Deadline reports the Better Off Ted star will recur on season two of the CBS TV series Code Black.The medical drama follows the staff of an underfunded Los Angeles Emergency Room. The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden, Rob Lowe, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Harry Ford, Luis Guzman, Melanie Chandra, William Allen Young, Boris Kodjoe, and Jillian Murray.Read More… »
We have a lot of casting news and even something a bit smelly to talk about. Really!
Word is, Fields will be forced to operate on one of the major characters.
Forced sure is a strong word. Will it be Mike, or will someone else on staff suffer from a head injury?
According to Deadline, the series, a drama, possibly about the mafia, is written by David O. Russell, and has received a two-season order of eight episodes each. »
- Carissa Pavlica
The Better Off Ted alum will recur during Season 2 of the CBS medical drama as Dr. Leo Fields, the most respected neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, our sister site Deadline reports.
The brilliant Dr. Fields will be forced to operate on one of the show’s major characters. (That’s your cue to hit the comments with your theories on who’s going under the knife.)
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* The Good Wife vet »
Benched and Better Off Ted alum Jay Harrington has booked a key recurring role on the second season of CBS' medical drama series Code Black. He will play the brilliant Dr. Leo Fields, the most respected neurosurgeon in Los Angeles who’s forced to operate on one of the show’s major characters. Harrington joins new Code Black regular Rob Lowe and major recurring players Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Tyra, and Kathleen Rose Perkins. Harrington, known for playing the title character… »
Monday night’s premiere of Timeless, the time-hopping NBC drama from creators Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), was grand and clearly expensive. (How about that Hindenburg?) But was it enough to make you want to revisit the past again?
Before you chime in with your thoughts, a recap of the pilot: After ex-nsa asset Garcia Flynn (ER‘s Goran Višnjić) steals a time machine, Homeland Security recruits history professor Lucy (Suits‘ Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus (Better Off Ted‘s Malcolm Barrett) and Delta Force soldier Wyatt (Star-Crossed‘s Matt Lanter) to stop him — in the past. How »
Hindsight may be 20/20, and this TV season we are seeing an awful lot of looking back. Time travel, which emerged as one of the central themes of this fall’s docket during the upfronts last May, lands on the schedule this week with the premiere of NBC’s “Timeless.” Thanks to a strong behind-the-scenes team consisting of Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) there’s been plenty of early buzz surrounding the series, which also happens to star small-screen darling Abigail Spencer (“Rectify,” “Mad Men”), former “90210” kid Matt Lanter, funny guy Malcolm Barrett (“Better Off Ted”) and Goran Visnjic. »
- Amber Dowling
Judd Hirsch is cooking up — actually, make that baking up — something big at CBS.
The network has ordered 13 episodes of Superior Donuts, which stars the two-time Emmy winner as the thick-skinned owner of a small donut shop in a rapidly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood, TVLine has learned.
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Five episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
Despite its yearly tendency to swing the cancellation axe with Lizzie Borden-esque abandon, NBC has somehow remained a reliable bastion for quality comedy. The home of Friends, Cheers, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, and the enduring Saturday Night Live, it’s semi-regularly offered viewers the best half-hour sitcoms to be found anywhere on the small screen. That’s no small feat, especially with HBO and Showtime leading a movement of razor-sharp satires (Veep, Episodes) and innovative dramedies (Girls, Shameless) liberated by primetime network restrictions. NBC hasn’t just endured the rise of the premium cable networks; with series like Community and Parks and Recreation that deconstructed then re-invented the sitcom and mockumentary formats, it’s flourished.
In a post-Community, post-Parks world, however, all eyes are back on the network, wondering whether any of its fresh offerings can measure up. After all, for every Community, there »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Timeless heroes know how to time travel in era-appropriate style, as entertainingly illustrated in a new promo for NBC’s upcoming action-adventure series.
Premiering Monday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c, Timeless stars Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Matt Lanter (90210) and Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted) as a historian, soldier and scientist tasked by the government with chasing after a criminal (ER‘s Goran Visnjic) who has stolen a time machine. To that end, the trio are outfitted with a… less-shiny, not-entirely-reliable “beta” version of the stolen vessel.
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Timeless is determined not to break viewers’ brains with confusing time travel.
“It’s important to [co-creator] Eric [Kripke] and I, and NBC as well, that this not be the kind of show that falls down some serialized rabbit hole and loses itself and turns on itself,” co-creator Shawn Ryan said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday. “This show is much more like Back to the Future and Quantum Leap than it is like 12 Monkeys.”
RelatedFall TV First Impression: NBC’s Timeless
Timeless is among many time travel shows on air this year, when turn-back-the-clock TV seems to be the hottest new trend. But it’s the only series that’s daring to deal with sending a black character to eras where it was not at all fun to be black. Malcolm Barrett (Better off Ted) plays Rufus, a scientist who can pilot the time machine that goes back to the Hindenburg disaster in the first episode of Timeless, which premieres on NBC this October. Rufus is hesitant to join the small crew tasked with chasing a suspected terrorist back to May 6, 1937. “I am black,” he tells his superior. “There is literally no place in American history that will be awesome for me.” But he goes back anyway. There’s a reason he’s best for the job, a reason still mysterious to viewers upon the end of the pilot episode. And »
- Emily Rome
Inspired by the Internet’s notorious “404” error code, the mystery thriller — which is comprised of six, self-contained, hour-long episodes (each boasting a twist ending!) — aims to “evoke that 3 a.m. feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know. »
The pact secures Adler’s exec producing and writing responsibilities on “Life in Pieces” for two years, plus allows him to bring development projects into the studio.
“‘Life in Pieces’ is as unique and groundbreaking in its format as it is heartwarming and funny — it’s no wonder it became the highest rated new comedy of last season. Full credit goes entirely to its creator Justin Adler, who wrote the pilot on spec and delivered an inspired take on the family sitcom based on experiences and relationships from his own life. This deal keeps this gifted, inventive writer we love running the show, and allows us to develop other projects with him going forward,” said Jonnie Davis, 20th Century Fox Television president of creative affairs.
In its first season, “Life in Pieces” ranked as the 2015-16 season’s »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
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The single-camera sitcom, which was recently ordered straight to series, follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives until the latter goes through a dramatic change, sending them down a path of death and destruction — but in a good way. Gisondo will play Eric, the awkward boy next door with a love of science and a crush on Abby, Joel and Sheila’s yet-to-be cast daughter.
The series, »
From Eric Kripke (Revolution), Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and the producers of The Blacklist, Timeless is described as an action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal (ER alum Goran Visnjic) steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist (Better Off Ted »
Victor Fresco ("Better Off Ted") created the series which centers on married couple Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), realtors leading a vaguely discontented lives in the titular Los Angeles suburb. Sheila goes through a dramatic change that sends both of their lives down a road of death and destruction - albeit in a good way.
An episode count has not yet been determined. This will mark Barrymore's TV series regular debut, and Olyphant's first series since wrapping his acclaimed six season turn in FX's "Justified".
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
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