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‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival

24 February 2017 12:03 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The sixth annual Atx Festival already has a slew of exciting reunions set for 2017: an “Alias” writers’ room reunion, a “Northern Exposure” reunion, and a “Designing Women” reunion are all already on the books. Now the stacked lineup is set to squeeze in two more: HBO’s “The Comeback” and the 30th anniversary of “thirtysomething.”

Lisa Kudrow, who co-created, executive produced and starred in “The Comeback,” will join fellow co-creator Michael Patrick King, cast member and producer Dan Bucatinsky, and cast member Laura Silverman for a reunion panel on the cult favorite. Additional cast will be announced at a later date, so here’s hoping Malin Akerman returns to discuss one of her best roles.

Read More: ‘Alias’ Reunion, ‘Parks and Recreation’ Screening Party Highlight New Additions to Atx Television Festival

The Comeback” debuted in 2005 with 13 episodes in its acclaimed first season. Poor ratings and a quick cancelation from »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival

24 February 2017 12:03 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The sixth annual Atx Festival already has a slew of exciting reunions set for 2017: an “Alias” writers’ room reunion, a “Northern Exposure” reunion, and a “Designing Women” reunion are all already on the books. Now the stacked lineup is set to squeeze in two more: HBO’s “The Comeback” and the 30th anniversary of “thirtysomething.”

Lisa Kudrow, who co-created, executive produced and starred in “The Comeback,” will join fellow co-creator Michael Patrick King, cast member and producer Dan Bucatinsky, and cast member Laura Silverman for a reunion panel on the cult favorite. Additional cast will be announced at a later date, so here’s hoping Malin Akerman returns to discuss one of her best roles.

Read More: ‘Alias’ Reunion, ‘Parks and Recreation’ Screening Party Highlight New Additions to Atx Television Festival

The Comeback” debuted in 2005 with 13 episodes in its acclaimed first season. Poor ratings and a quick cancelation from »

- Ben Travers

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Holly Miranda Teams with Ani Difranco, Sasheer Zamata and More on Standing Rock Benefit Single, ‘Midnight Oil’

22 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Holly Miranda is adding her voice to the the Standing Rock supporters — and she’s brought a whole chorus with her.

The Detroit-born singer-songwriter has just released a cover version of Cris Williamson’s “Midnight Oil” to benefit the embattled Souix Nation reservation, and People has an exclusive first listen.

In a nod to the united spirits banding together to protest the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the song features a soaring 28-person New Asylum Choir—a host of artists and familiar faces including Ani Difranco, Jaime KingSaturday Night Live‘s Sasheer ZamataKyp Malone of Tvotr, and actress Natalie Morales »

- Jordan Runtagh

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‘SNL’ Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’ (Exclusive)

21 February 2017 5:35 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the Fox comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.

McCarthy-Miller, who is best known for her work on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has also signed on as an executive producer of the series, alongside Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof. The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

McCarthy Miller was the director of “SNL” for eleven years, and has racked up numerous Emmy nominations for both “SNL” and “30 Rock.” Her resume is uber impressive in both unscripted and scripted TV ranging from ABC’s “Match Game” to Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to broadcast sitcoms »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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7 Children Rescued After Falling Through Ice in Central Park Pond: ‘We Were All Sinking’

21 February 2017 10:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A group of seven children and teenagers were rescued from a Central Park pond on Monday night after the ice beneath them cracked and they plunged into freezing water.

The kids, ranging in age from 10 to 16, were reportedly trying to nab a selfie on the off-limits pond, which went as deep as 18 feet in the middle, on the unseasonably warm February night, reports CBS2. A nearby sign read, “Danger Thin Ice Keep Off,” New York’s Parks and Recreation Department confirmed to People.

Good Samaritans rushed to help the boys and by the time Fdny showed up, seven people were »

- Rose Minutaglio

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13 TV Characters Who Need to Run for President

20 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Politics is a tricky game, and while some play nice, others don't always. 

One thing we can all agree on? Any one of these TV politicians may actually be a great choice for our next President. 

See if your favorite person in power made our list!

1. Councilwoman Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation Leslie might usher in a new era for the United States, one where parks are at the top of everyone’s list of concerns. More parks could pop up everywhere, each one with a Lil’ Sebastian fountain. Waffles would become our national food and Galentine’s Day would be a National Holiday. Scratch that, Ann Perkins’ birthday would be the National Holiday. 2. President Jed Bartlet, The West Wing Do we even need a reason to justify this choice? Jed Bartlet was a man of integrity and strength. He won a Nobel Prize. He’s firm in what he stands for and incredibly likeable. »

- Matt Richenthal

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Why Hollywood Awards Are Failing Independent TV

19 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Aymar Jean Christian is part of the inaugural class of Peabody Fellows, distinguished media scholars who provide fresh perspectives and commentary on behalf of the Peabody Media Center, the outreach and media production arm of the prestigious awards program based at the University of Georgia. He is an assistant professor of communication studies at Northwestern University.

You know you’re a TV nerd when your most anticipated awards announcements are the Writers Guild Awards. TV is a writer’s medium. Every TV fan awaits the Emmys, and some even bother to care about the Golden Globes, but most don’t know the major Guilds give out statues to television producers.

Nerdier still, I’m most interested in the nominees almost nobody writes about: web original short form comedies and dramas.

So while you probably could not imagine my disappointment when the WGA released their nominees for original short-form new media this year, »

- Aymar Jean Christian

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Will The Real Ron Swanson Please Stand Up?

18 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

This little gem of a picture was floating around the internet today and it’s pretty awesome.   Ron Swanson is easily one of the best male characters in the history of television sitcoms and this picture just reinforces that fact.  P.S. the “You’re not the boss of me” absolutely clinches this picture.  I don’t know where Parks and Recreation got the inspiration for Nick Offerman’s character but this guy had to have something to do with it.  I refuse to believe otherwise.  Anyway, this picture rocks. Also, here are 10 Ron Swanson quotes to get you through the weekend:   Save

Will The Real Ron Swanson Please Stand Up? »

- Nat Berman

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IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy ‘Living With Yourself’ From ‘The Daily Show’ Producer

16 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

IFC has ordered new scripted comedy “Living With Yourself” to series, Variety has learned.

The series comes from “The Daily Show” exec producer Tim Greenberg, who will write and executive produce. Jeff Blitz (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”) is attached to direct and executive produce alongside Greenberg and Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern of Likely Story.

The story centers George Elliot, a man who is burned out and facing an impasse in both his personal and professional life. When George undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved George — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself and raising the question, do we really want to be better?

“’Living With Yourself’ is a wonderfully unique, funny show that is both improbable and completely relatable at the same time, and it complements IFC’s slate of slightly off comedies that are created by and feature some »

- Oriana Schwindt

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Exclusive Photos: Charming Stop-Motion Oscar Contender Is All About the Details

16 February 2017 1:27 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

My Life as a Zucchini” is set to open in select theaters in the United States later this month, but before heading out to see the Oscar nominee, check out these exclusive behind-the-scene photos that show some of the details that went into making this adorable stop-motion animated film, produced in France.

Read More: ‘My Life as a Zucchini’: Animated Cannes Favorite Battles Trauma with Whimsy — Trailer

Originally titled in French “Ma vie de Courgette,” the Swiss film tells the story of a blue-haired 9-year-old boy who prefers to be called Courgette (French for zucchini) instead of his birth name of Icare. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is taken to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first, Zucchini struggles to fit in this strange and even hostile environment, where other kids pick on him. But he quickly makes new friends, eventually learns to »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell Go For Broke in The House Trailer

16 February 2017 12:58 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This story originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly

What’s that old card game phrase, again? “Make bets in a burning house”? Well, there is poker involved in the new trailer for The House. Plus, Amy Poehler is quite literally burning down her home.

The comedy superstar joins her Saturday Night Live compatriot Will Ferrell in the R-rated comedy, about a husband and wife who start an underground casino to earn money for their daughter’s college tuition. “You wanna make money like Vegas, you gotta look like Vegas,” their buddy (played by The Dictator‘s Jason Mantzoukas) says in the footage. »

- Nick Romano

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Retta to Star In NBC's Good Girls Pilot

16 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC has found its third and final Good Girl.

Parks and Recreation vet Retta has joined NBC’s soapy drama pilot Good Girls, rounding out a cast that also includes Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman and Episodes‘ Kathleen Rose Perkins, TVLine has learned.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Penned by ex-Scandal Ep Jenna Bans, the potential series follows three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers who, suddenly faced with dire circumstances, decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

Retta will play Ruby, a protective, »

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‘Good Girls’: Retta To Star In NBC Drama Pilot

16 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Parks and Recreation alumna Retta is set for a lead opposite Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mae Whitman in Good Girls, NBC’s drama pilot from The Family creator Jenna Bans. Written and executive produced by Bans and directed by Dean Parisot, the project follows three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers (Perkins, Retta, Whitman) who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe, risking everything to take their power back. The… »

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Retta Joins NBC Soap 'Good Girls'

16 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Retta is returning to NBC.

The Parks and Recreation alum has signed on to star in the network's drama pilot Good Girls, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

From Shondaland grad Jenna Bans, the project explores what happens when three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances — they decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

Retta will play Ruby, a happily married wife and mother who works as a waitress at a diner. She is described as smart, likable and a protective mama bear to her 11-year-old daughter.

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- Kate Stanhope

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Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World

14 February 2017 9:42 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s WorldParty On! 25 Years of Wayne’s WorldKurt Anthony2/14/2017 12:42:00 Pm

Today is Valentine’s Day. Duh!

If you weren’t able to find yourself a babe, a mega-babe, a robo-babe, or even a Baberham Lincoln, you might be spending today alone. That’s both bogus and sad! Instead of thinking about the psycho hose beasts in your life, grab your bestie, your favourite flannel, and head down to your parent’s basement to watch the most excellent buddy flick, Wayne’s World. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll hurl!

Released on February 14, 1992, Wayne’s World celebrates its 25th anniversary today and…we’re not worthy! Based on the "Saturday Night Live" sketch created by Canadian comedy king, Mike Myers, the film became an instant classic and went on to make over $180M worldwide.

Take this opportunity to expand your melon and »

- Kurt Anthony

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10 Things You Didn't Know About 'Wayne's World'

14 February 2017 5:09 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If you happen to be in Aurora, Illinois any time over the next six months, be sure to stop by the pop-up replica of Stan Mikita's Donuts. Feel free to take a selfie in a Wayne or Garth wig at the public library, or check out a replica of the Campbell family basement at the community college. Or maybe just enjoy any of the dozens of contests, events and celebrations the town is hosting in honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie Wayne's World.

For a comedy that »

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TVLine Items: Dr. Ken's New Boss, Sarah Silverman's Netflix Gig and More

13 February 2017 6:10 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dr. Ken has admitted Rhys Darby for what sounds like an incendiary guest stint.

The Flight of the Conchords alum is set to play Charles Evans, the charming, rakish, eccentric New Zealander CEO of Welltopia. In an effort to give the place more of a huggier, warmer family atmosphere, Charles reveals to Ken (Ken Jeong) that he’s considering letting Pat (Dave Foley) go.

Dr. Ken airs Fridays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC. Darby’s episode will air in March.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* President Trump, consider yourself warned: Sarah Silverman has signed on »

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Jason Biggs to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Charlie Foxtrot’

13 February 2017 4:32 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has set the leads for two of its comedy pilots: Jason Biggs will star in “Charlie Foxtrot,” and Natalie Morales will star in “Losing It.”

Biggs will play the title role in “Charlie Foxtrot,” which follows Captain Charlie Taylor, a cautious, lovable dentist stationed at Fort Bragg, who promises to look after his brother’s impulsive fiancée and her two misfit teens while his brother is deployed in Iraq.

The pilot marks a starring broadcast role for the “American Pie” alum, who most recently has starred in Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black.” He is repped by UTA and Management 360.

Charlie Foxtrot” hails from writer Sam Sklaver, a writer/producer on ABC’s “American Housewife.” Executive producers are Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment. ABC Studios is producing.

Morales will star in the comedy “Losing It,” playing the role of Charlie — not to be confused with Biggs’ character name in his pilot »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Natalie Morales To Star In ‘Losing It’ ABC Comedy Pilot

13 February 2017 4:30 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Natalie Morales (The Grinder, Parks and Recreation) has been cast as one of the leads in Losing It, a single-camera family comedy from Growing Up Fisher and Truth Be Told creator DJ Nash and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment. Written by Nash, Losing It is about three misfit adult siblings and their parents who — between divorce, new parenthood, early-onset dementia and let's just say life — are all losing it in different ways. And family is the only way they're going… »

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Nick Offerman Discusses Dubbing Work in ‘My Life as a Zucchini’

9 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nick Offerman made a name for himself as Ron Swanson for seven seasons on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” And ever since that acclaimed comedy came to an end in 2015, he’s been working nonstop. He had four films bow at Sundance this year — supporting roles in the surreal period comedy “The Little Hours” opposite “Parks” co-star Aubrey Plaza and the Sam Elliott vehicle “The Hero”; the documentary “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry,” which he produced; and a voice role in the English-language dub of the celebrated French animated film “My Life as a Zucchini.” “Zucchini,” which is up for this year’s animated feature Oscar, opens theatrically from GKids on Feb. 24.

How did you get involved with “My Life as a Zucchini”?

[GKids] did a similar thing a couple of years ago with a great film called “Ernest & Celestine” in which my wife [Megan Mullally] and I voice a couple of supporting characters. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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