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One Day at a Time Sets Season 2 Date, Recreates Original Sitcom's Credits

One Day at a Time Sets Season 2 Date, Recreates Original Sitcom's Credits
Netflix will be taking things One Day at a Time next month.

Season 2 of the rebooted Norman Lear sitcom will premiere on Friday, Jan. 26, the network announced Thursday with a video of the show’s cast recreating the original series’ opening credits.

RelatedPeak TV Treasure: One Day at a Time

The updated comedy — adapted by Mike Royce (Men of a Certain Age) and Gloria Calderon Kellett (iZombie, Devious Maids) — stars Justina Machado as Penelope, a Cuban-American single mom/military vet raising two teenagers (Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her vivacious, old-school mother Lydia (Egot winner Rita
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Epix Taps Former Amblin Partners CEO Michael Wright as President

Epix is getting a new boss: MGM has recruited Michael Wright, who recently stepped down as CEO of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, has been named president of premium cable network.

Wright’s appointment comes after Mark Greenberg exited as Epix’s president and CEO after nearly 10 years at the helm of the venture he helped form. Wright will start on Dec. 4, based at MGM’s headquarters in Los Angeles, reporting to Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM.

Wright will oversee Epix’s original programming, leading creative and marketing efforts. Business operations will continue to be overseen by Monty Sarhan, Evp and Gm for Epix, who will also work with Chris Ottinger, MGM’s president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions, on all distribution matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael into the MGM family,” Barber said in a statement. “His television industry experience and creative instincts are the perfect combination to help us execute on our
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‘I Love Dick,’ ‘Insecure’ Scribes Talk Inspiration at Variety’s Night in the Writers’ Room

‘I Love Dick,’ ‘Insecure’ Scribes Talk Inspiration at Variety’s Night in the Writers’ Room
Comedy showrunners Sarah Gubbins, Jonathan Krisel, Joshua Michael Stern, Prentice Penny, Mike Royce, and Justin Spitzer sat down together for Variety’s Night in the Writers Room event Tuesday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

For Gubbins, writer for Amazon’s “I Love Dick,” it started with a character. That character specifically, is Chris Kraus, from the novel of the same name.

“The idea that what she was doing was just so bombastically, kind of letting her sexuality and her desire run out, I thought that would be something that we might want to see,” she said. “It really was an emotional both admiration and repulsion that brought me to want to think about how to possibly maybe some day make this into a television show.”

FX’s “Baskets,” which follows follows an unsuccessful aspiring professional clown working at a local rodeo in Bakersfield, California, formed around showcasing the show’s star Zach Galifianakis.

“It
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We Need to Talk About Dylan Minnette's Band - Because It's Really Good!

@wallowsmusic A post shared by Dylan Minnette (@dylan_minnette) on Apr 15, 2017 at 1:39pm Pdt Following the colossal success of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, Dylan Minnette is gradually becoming a household name. The 20-year-old actor previously had many acting credits to his name - including starring roles in Don't Breathe and Goosebumps - but it's his portrayal of the sensitive Clay Jensen that has garnered the most attention and a "passionate" following. But in addition to his acting aspirations, Minnette also happens to be a pretty talented musician! Minnette currently sings and plays guitar in Los Angeles-based band Wallows. The currently unsigned band came about after the dissolution of his previous band, The Narwhals. In Wallows, Minnette plays alongside fellow vocalist and guitarist Braeden Lemasters and Cole Preston on the drums, both of whom also played in The Narwhals. According to a statement, the band is named after a famous skateboarding spot in Honolulu.
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‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: Seth Meyers Reflects on This Crazy Year, and How He’s Gearing Up for 2017 – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

One Day at a Time” executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett can’t be boxed in. The writer, producer and even performer has written countless plays, has worked on multi-camera sitcoms (“Rules of Engagement”), single-camera comedies (“How I Met Your Mother”), hour-long dramas (“iZombie,” “Devious Maids”) and more.

Now, along with Mike Royce (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Enlisted”) and the legendary Norman Lear, Calderon Kellett is behind Netflix’s new take on Lear’s “One Day at a Time.”

Together they have come up with a new show that has won over critics, most of whom are predisposed to hate remakes and reboots.

The basic concept of the new “One Day at a Time” remains the same: A single mother raising her teenage kids. But a lot is different.
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‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: Seth Meyers Reflects on This Crazy Year, and How He’s Gearing Up for 2017 – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

One Day at a Time” executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett can’t be boxed in. The writer, producer and even performer has written countless plays, has worked on multi-camera sitcoms (“Rules of Engagement”), single-camera comedies (“How I Met Your Mother”), hour-long dramas (“iZombie,” “Devious Maids”) and more.

Now, along with Mike Royce (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Enlisted”) and the legendary Norman Lear, Calderon Kellett is behind Netflix’s new take on Lear’s “One Day at a Time.”

Together they have come up with a new show that has won over critics, most of whom are predisposed to hate remakes and reboots.

The basic concept of the new “One Day at a Time” remains the same: A single mother raising her teenage kids. But a lot is different.
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One Day at a Time Team on Reboot's 'Universal' Cuban-American Twist

One Day at a Time Team on Reboot's 'Universal' Cuban-American Twist
When Netflix’s One Day at a Time reboot drops on Friday, Jan. 6, it will look a bit different from producer Norman Lear’s iconic ’70s series that ran for nearly ten years on CBS.

VideosOne Day at a Time Trailer: Get a First Look at Norman Lear’s Netflix Reboot

Reflecting our current times, the update follows three generations of a Cuban-American family, led by single mom/military vet Penelope (Queen of the South‘s Justina Machado). Egot winner Rita Moreno co-stars as Penelope’s vivacious, old-school mother Lydia, and the actress has nothing but praise for the
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‘One Day at a Time’ Trailer: Netflix’s Modern Take on a 1970s Norman Lear Sitcom Follows a Tight-Knit Cuban-American Family

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‘One Day at a Time’ Trailer: Netflix’s Modern Take on a 1970s Norman Lear Sitcom Follows a Tight-Knit Cuban-American Family
In December, 1975, Norman Lear’s sitcom “One Day at a Time” premiered on CBS. Created by husband-and-wife duo Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, the series followed a divorced mother who raises her two daughters in Indianapolis on her own. The series ran for nine seasons and finished up in May, 1984.

Read More: Justina Machado to Star in Netflix’s Latino ‘One Day at a Time’ Reboot

Now, a modern take on the 70s sitcom will soon hit Netflix, and it’s produced by Lear himself. The series follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under the same roof and navigating the ups and downs of life. Newly-single mother and military veteran Penelope (Justina Machado) contends with the trials and tribulations of raising her two children — Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her old-school mother (Rita Moreno) and building manager (Todd Grinnell). Watch a trailer for the series below.
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‘One Day at a Time’ Trailer: Netflix’s Modern Take on a 1970s Norman Lear Sitcom Follows a Tight-Knit Cuban-American Family

‘One Day at a Time’ Trailer: Netflix’s Modern Take on a 1970s Norman Lear Sitcom Follows a Tight-Knit Cuban-American Family
In December, 1975, Norman Lear’s sitcom “One Day at a Time” premiered on CBS. Created by husband-and-wife duo Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, the series followed a divorced mother who raises her two daughters in Indianapolis on her own. The series ran for nine seasons and finished up in May, 1984.

Read More: Justina Machado to Star in Netflix’s Latino ‘One Day at a Time’ Reboot

Now, a modern take on the 70s sitcom will soon hit Netflix, and it’s produced by Lear himself. The series follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under the same roof and navigating the ups and downs of life. Newly-single mother and military veteran Penelope (Justina Machado) contends with the trials and tribulations of raising her two children — Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her old-school mother (Rita Moreno) and building manager (Todd Grinnell). Watch a trailer for the series below.
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Mo Collins Returning to MADtv

Mo Collins Returning to MADtv
Another O.G. MADtv star is paying a visit to The CW’s revival series — and this one’s real cute.

Mo Collins, who starred on the original MADtv from 1998 to 2004, will appear in an upcoming episode, TVLine has learned exclusively. (Let’s just hope she stays behind the sneeze guard this time.)

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During her time on the show, Collins crafted a number of beloved characters, including the manic Trina and Doreen, the high-haired angel who birthed Stuart. But neither can hold
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‘Suits’ Renewed by USA for Season 7

‘Suits’ Renewed by USA for Season 7
USA has renewed “Suits” for a seventh season, the network announced Wednesday.

The renewal comes as the drama series moves through its sixth season — with the midseason finale scheduled to air Aug. 10. The series is averaging 3 million total viewers, 1.2 million viewers ages 25-54 and 1.1 million viewers ages 18-49 in Nielsen live-plus-three numbers, which cover live viewing plus three days of DVR playback.

Episodes of the current season air at 9 p.m. Et on USA.

Suits” stars Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle and Sarah Rafferty. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions. It was created and is executive produced by Aaron Korsh (“The Deep End”). Also serving as executive producers are Doug Liman (“Covert Affairs,” ”The Bourne Trilogy,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), David Bartis (“Covert Affairs,” “The O.C.”) and Gene Klein (“Covert Affairs”) of Hypnotic serve as executive producers. Daniel Arkin (“90210”) and Rick Muirragui (“Men of a Certain Age,” “The Good Guys
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Tallulah Review

In the last year, Netflix has expanded its focus on original programming from acclaimed series like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black and Daredevil into full-length feature films. From the harrowing drama of Beasts of No Nation to the throwback silliness of Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, the streaming service has demonstrated an eye for material with a built-in appeal to a broad spectrum of audiences, even if some have balked at their eagerness to enter a multi-picture deal with Adam Sandler. Luckily, Tallulah is perhaps one of the more well-received Netflix original films to date.

Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page stars as the title character, a vagabond who chooses to live out of her van on an indefinite cross-country road trip. However, when her boyfriend (Evan Jonigkeit) leaves her side, a chain of events is set in motion that sees Tallulah developing ties with both an abandoned toddler and
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How ‘Tallulah’ Director Sian Heder Overcame Rejection To Make Her Sundance Hit – Springboard

How ‘Tallulah’ Director Sian Heder Overcame Rejection To Make Her Sundance Hit – Springboard
IndieWire’s Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the film industry worthy of your attention.

Sian Heder’s path from actress to screenwriter and director wasn’t exactly traditional. Ask her to tell you the story of how she went from wannabe thespian to Sundance filmmaker, and she’ll laugh, “You mean my bullshit scam artist bartender story?” Yes, that one.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in acting, Heder struggled to find herself — or her passion — in Hollywood. A storyteller by nature, Heder had often been told she should be a writer or a director, but she was determined to make the acting thing stick. But a chance encounter at her day job (bartender) pushed Heder to basically B.S. her way into what would become her first crack at writing and directing. In 2005, Heder completed her first short, “Mother,” inspired by a story that happened to one of her neighbors.
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Ray Romano on Leaving ‘Raymond’ Behind With Edgy Role on HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

Ray Romano on Leaving ‘Raymond’ Behind With Edgy Role on HBO’s ‘Vinyl’
A decade ago, Ray Romano found himself in the enviable position of never having to work again. The success of his CBS series “Everybody Loves Raymond” had left him flush with the kind of windfall-for-life that only a hit sitcom can deliver. But his nine-year run as Ray Barone on the definitive family comedy of its era also could have easily sentenced him to typecasting as a TV dad for the rest of his professional life. In a conversation with Variety, Romano spoke about the evolution of his post-“Raymond” career, from TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age” to NBC’s “Parenthood” to his most challenging assignment yet: a 1970s record company exec facing a midlife crisis on HBO’s “Vinyl.”

How did you decide your next moves as an actor after “Raymond” ended in 2005?

There was no game plan. To be blunt, I didn’t have to do anything for money after “Raymond” — which is what my wife keeps telling me after she sees me in a threesome in “Vinyl.” One thing I knew was that I didn’t want to do a four-camera sitcom. I was proud of what we did on “Raymond” — that was my legacy — but I wanted to move on.

Were you concerned about typecasting?

[Typecasting] is just natural when for nine years everybody sees you as that. I’m guilty of that. When we were casting actors [for “Men of a Certain Age”], when someone’s name would come up, I would say, “He’s not right.” It’s just ingrained in you.

Were you surprised at how well-received you were in the much more dramatic role on “Men of a Certain Age”? Was that a big boost for you?

Yes, we were very surprised when it debuted. I’m the first one to self-deprecate, but I couldn’t find a bad review. I wasn’t playing a serial killer or a drug addict — I was playing someone real. I was happy people accepted me. It wasn’t a super stretch of a character — it was kind of like a real-life version of Ray Barone going through some deeper issues. This wasn’t “Dallas Buyers Club.” Then we won a Peabody, which means you get canceled. And one cable show that gets canceled helps free you from that branding as a sitcom guy.

How did you wind up on “Vinyl”? Zak Yankovich is pretty far removed from Ray Barone.

Scorsese had never heard of me before. He’d never seen “Raymond.” I put myself on tape and sent in a video. He told his casting director he’d never heard of me — not that he’d never seen “Raymond” before, but he’d never even heard of me. It was the best backhanded compliment I ever got. It helped me get cast. He didn’t have to overcome Ray Barone when he watched me.

Was it hard to get under the skin of the character?

The hardest thing was getting in the head of a guy this tragic, where he contemplates suicide. It was hard to dig into that and feel what that guy is feeling. … When I was on “Parenthood,” Mae Whitman told me that to play [emotional] scenes, she liked to listen to music to get in the mood. She’d be in a bubble under head-phones. I made a playlist, and oddly it worked for me. It can trigger these emotions. I have Coldplay and Jeff Buckley to thank for those scenes.

Do you enjoy the debauchery featured in “Vinyl”? All joking aside, is it hard to play?

I’ve never had a threesome in real life — I’ll come right out and say that. I was talking to another very good-looking actor on “Vinyl” about that threesome, and I asked him if he’d ever had one. His answer was, “Five or six.” He didn’t even know how many he’d had! I had to be naked, which was terrifying for me. And I had to do it in a scene with Bobby Cannavale. I had to stand up and wear that sock-like wardrobe thing. On the second take, Bobby says to me, “Ray, you don’t gotta wear that for me. Don’t worry about it. I never wear it.” I told him, “I’m not wearing it for you, trust me. I understand why you don’t wear it. I’ve seen that shot of you naked. I need to wear it.” I had to be drunk in that episode, too. For me as an actor, the two scariest things are being drunk and naked. My joke was that the director was never going to yell, “You’re too big!” during the naked scene.

You and Cannavale had such instant chemistry. Did you know each other before the show?

We’d never met before. We became buddies. He’s a New Yorker. We went to Jets games, and he came down to the [Comedy Cellar] to watch me. The hours that guy has to put in on the show, it’s amazing.

Do you go out of your way to make time to do standup comedy?

I play Vegas about seven times a year, at the Mirage. If I’m in New York, I’ll always drop into the Comedy Cellar. I still love to get up there. The thrill is coming up with new material. “Vinyl” was shooting from May to October [last year], so I went on a lot. I don’t think I’ll ever give that up. Some guys do. If I have to be nice to myself and say one thing I’m good at, it’s doing standup. Everything else I suck at. Golf I really suck at, even though I love doing it.
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Lillah McCarthy to Head TV for Allison Shearmur Productions

Lillah McCarthy has joined Lionsgate-based Allison Shearmur Productions as head of TV.

McCarthy signs on as Shearmur plans to expand the company’s activity in television. At present Shearmur is shepherding Lionsgate’s revival of “Dirty Dancing” for ABC.

McCarthy has” great taste, experience and a phenomenal touch with the material she champions, and she is respected and admired by talent, programming executives, agents and writers,” Shearmur said. “I have known Lillah for many years and am thrilled and excited to partner with her as we expand our footprint in television.”

McCarthy spent 12 years at TNT and TBS, most recently serving as senior VP of original programming. She’s had a hand in most of the cablers’ original series during that span, from “Men of a Certain Age” and “Saving Grace” to “Rizzoli & Isles,” “The Last Ship” and “Falling Skies.”

Before Turner, McCarthy worked as a producer based at Sony Pictures TV,
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GLAAD Presenting TV Tropes Panel at Atx Television Festival

GLAAD Presenting TV Tropes Panel at Atx Television Festival
The fifth annual Atx Television Festival has rounded out its fest programming with the addition of more panels, screenings and discussions, including a “Bury Your Tropes” panel, presented by GLAAD, which will cover the recent discussion surrounding stereotypical portrayals of Lgbtq characters on television.

“Bury Your Tropes” will take on the recent uproar over television storylines, specifically surrounding the many deaths of lesbian characters, plus the larger conversation about the importance of inclusion and positive representation on TV. Panelists are Bradley Bredeweg (“The Fosters”), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (“Lost,” “The 100”), Krista Vernoff (“Shameless,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Carter Covington (“Faking It”) and GLAAD’s entertainment media strategist Megan Townsend.

Atx has also added events for Hulu’s “The Path,” the final season of USA’s “Royal Pains,” Freeform’s new series “Guilt,” a sit-down with Shondaland’s Betsy Beers, a master class with Howard Gordon and “Power(ful) TV,” a panel discussing
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From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3 Brings in the Original Sex Machine

From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3 Brings in the Original Sex Machine
Miramax and El Rey Network announced today four new cast additions to the Albuquerque-based production of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, set to return for a third season later this year. Ana de la Reguera (Jane the Virgin, Narcos) will have a recurring role as Lord Venganza Verdugo, one of the seven remaining culebra Lords whose ancient roots and personal history put them at the center of an epic clash between good and evil. Also joining the cast is Chilean martial arts action star, Marko Zaror (Machete Kills), as Zolo, an Aztec warrior trained in hell, and iconic horror movie maven Tom Savini (Friday the 13th, From Dusk Till Dawn). Savini, who starred as Sex Machine in the original film, lights up the brand new role of Burt, a retired demon hunter who smokes more medical marijuana than he sells.

Returning to the El Rey Network supernatural action horror
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Review: HBO's 'Vinyl' a classic rock drama that wishes it was punk

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Review: HBO's 'Vinyl' a classic rock drama that wishes it was punk
HBO's new drama Vinyl is set at a crossroads for the music industry in which its hero, drug-addicted record label president Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), works. It's 1973, when some of the iconic rock acts of the '60s were still vital — including The Rolling Stones, whose Mick Jagger co-created Vinyl alongside Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter, director Martin Scorsese, and author Rich Cohen — but were having to make room for new artists and new styles of music. In Sunday's pilot episode, Richie tries to cut a deal with Led Zeppelin, but is also entranced by a live performance of The New York Dolls' punk anthem "Personality Crisis," and intrigued when he drives through the Bronx and overhears hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc spinning two records at once. But for all that Richie is obsessed with finding something new and exciting — "I Want What's Next!" he screams to his terrified
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Ray Romano Shot His First Explicit Sex Scene for Vinyl and Will Now Explain How You Really Love Raymond

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Ray Romano Shot His First Explicit Sex Scene for Vinyl and Will Now Explain How You Really Love Raymond
On the Tonight Show last night Ray Romano claimed that he shot his first ever sex scene for HBO's Vinyl. This isn't exactly true, Romano got busy on TNT's dearly departed Men of a Certain Age and spent a good amount of time talking about how shooting sex scenes made him uncomfortable on his press tours then. But HBO sex, with its penis socks and threesomes, is a step up from basic cable sex, which is also step up from sitcom sex. So we'll just let Ray Romano have his moment. Though, you have to wonder, which of his Vinyl co-stars has had "five or six" threesomes? (Bobby Cannavale. It was definitely Bobby Cannavale.)
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Norman Lear Reviving ‘One Day at a Time’ with Cuban-American Spin at Netflix, Rita Moreno to Co-Star

Norman Lear Reviving ‘One Day at a Time’ with Cuban-American Spin at Netflix, Rita Moreno to Co-Star
Netflix has nabbed the “One Day at a Time” reboot from exec producer Norman Lear, Variety has learned. Rita Moreno is the first star to be cast.

Before landing at the streaming giant, the revival of the 1970’s-’80s family sitcom had been in the works for quite some time, and Lear has spoken about developing the project over the past year.

Described as a reimagining of the classic, the modernized multi-camera comedy will center around a Cuban-American family. The heroine is a recently separated, former military mom navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son with the help of her old-school Cuban-born mom (played by Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider.

Men of a Certain Age” co-creator and “Everybody Loves Raymond alum Mike Royce will co-write the series with “How I Met Your Mother” and “Devious Maids” writer/producer Gloria Calderon Kellett.
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