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Miss Happy Endings? Find Out What the Show’s Cast Is Doing Today

9 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

There’s been a lot of great ensemble comedies in recent years, from The Office to Parks and Rec to Community. However, there’s one short-lived sitcom that doesn’t get enough credit, even if its fans are an incredibly loyal (if small) bunch. I’m talking, of course, about Happy Endings, the ABC comedy that had an awful pilot (and a pretty rough first season) before transforming into one of the funniest shows on TV. Those, like myself, who were big fans of Happy Endings, which was created by David Caspe, enjoyed the series for a lot of reasons: its fast-paced, joke-a-minute style; its countless pop culture references; and, more than anything else, the show’s stellar cast, who, in between one-liners, could somehow turn these cartoonish, over-the-top characters into real people that we could relate to. It’s been tough not having the entire Happy Endings cast together since it ended last year, »

- Chris King

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Parks and Rec, Fresh Meat, Extant: Tube Talk Q&A

27 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gather round, you ne'er-do-wells, for another hearty helping of TV scoop!

It's the Tube Talk Q&A - providing you with the latest telly teasers and air-dates on a (mostly) weekly basis.

There is a rumour going round Channel 5 have picked up second run rights to Extant starring Halle Berry - can you find out if this is true?

Yes we can, Edward Perkins and no, it's not - someone has picked up the linear broadcast rights to Extant, but it ain't Channel 5.

The sci-fi thriller - which made its UK debut exclusively via Amazon Prime Instant Video - has in fact been acquired by Syfy UK.

The ten-parter - which also stars ER's Goran Visnjic, Looper child star Pierce Gagnon and Meryl Streep's wonderfully-named daughter Grace Gummer - will premiere in January 2015.

Will there be anymore My Mad Fat Diary?

Yes there will, Pipkin3 - after an agonising 8-month wait (eight months! »

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Broadchurch and American Horror Story: Coven coming to Us Netflix

27 November 2014 2:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

American Horror Story: Coven and Broadchurch are coming to Us Netflix in December.

The third season of Ryan Murphy's horror drama will be available to stream from December 6, while the David Tennant murder mystery will be added on December 12.

Gracepoint - the Us version of Broadchurch - is currently airing its first season on Fox.

Netflix's new original series Marco Polo is also set to debut on December 12, alongside a special from Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman titled American Ham.

Netflix will also add a variety of movies to its line-up ready for the holiday season, including The Wolf of Wall Street and American Beauty.

Other new titles include A Knight's Tale, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Labor Day and I, Frankenstein. »

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A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC

26 November 2014 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has for the past several seasons offered hints that it’s getting out of the quirky-comedy business, something that has sustained the Peacock from the days of “Seinfeld.” Now it has figured out it can still keep adding to its long line of sitcoms about rich, single city-dwellers – so long as it makes them for someone else.

Kimmy Schmidt may be unbreakable, but tradition, especially in this era of technology disrupting decades of standard operating practice in the media industry, is not. Schmidt is the fictional protagonist of the Tina Fey-led comedy “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” that NBC was supposed to launch sometime in 2015.  Now the show will debut with a two-season guarantee on video-streamer Netflix.  NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt described as a maneuver that will give a worthy comedy more of a chance, which it may not have received on “drama heavy” NBC.

Yet chalking the »

- Brian Steinberg

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Once, Glee, Grey's, Vampire Diaries, Htgawm, Jane, Parks, Cougar Town and More

26 November 2014 7:18 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any Grey’s Anatomy spoilers? —Sonja

Ausiello: Shonda Rhimes & Co. are launching a major trans storyline in 2015 focusing on a character named Travis, an attractive, good-humored thirtysomething man who will make the “believable transition” to a woman over time. Rumor has it the newbie will form a strong bond with a Grey Sloan staffer whose identity will remain unknown for now mostly because I’m not sure who it is. That’s right, there’s something I »

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The Geek Beat: 8 Geeky Things to Be Thankful for This Year

25 November 2014 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Now that Halloween is in the rearview mirror, Thanksgiving is on the horizon – and the geekier side of Hollywood has provided quite the cornucopia of things to be thankful for this year. Last year, I gave thanks for fresh zombie stories, overseas audiences and various other elements of the year's cinematic slate that made 2013 a good time to be a geek, and this year has provided a whole new set of reasons to be glad about the last 12 months (and look forward to the next 12, of course). From leading men making a name for themselves in genre movies to sci-fi adventures that don't sacrifice science, Hollywood has given geeks a lot to celebrate this year. Here are eight things I'm thankful for:   Chris Pratt Fans of Parks and Recreation have had...

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- Rick Marshall

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Aziz Ansari to Receive Variety’s Power of Comedy Award

25 November 2014 3:22 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aziz Ansari will receive Variety‘s fifth annual Power of Comedy Award, the publication announced Tuesday.

The comedian and actor will be feted at the Power of Comedy event presented by TBS, taking place Dec. 11 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The event will again support the The Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for research that advances precision medicine for the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers.

“We are thrilled to host the 5th annual Variety Power of Comedy event, an evening dedicated to raising money and awareness for the Noreen Fraser Foundation. This year’s featured talent is truly outstanding,” said Michelle Sobrino, published of Variety. “We are fortunate to have an amazing group of performers join us in honoring Aziz Ansari. The Power of Comedy is one of the funniest events in the entertainment industry and Variety is particularly grateful to TBS, »

- Variety Staff

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Aziz Ansari to Receive Variety’s Power of Comedy Award

25 November 2014 3:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aziz Ansari will receive Variety‘s fifth annual Power of Comedy Award, the publication announced Tuesday.

The comedian and actor will be feted at the Power of Comedy event presented by TBS, taking place Dec. 11 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The event will again support the The Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for research that advances precision medicine for the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers.

“We are thrilled to host the 5th annual Variety Power of Comedy event, an evening dedicated to raising money and awareness for the Noreen Fraser Foundation. This year’s featured talent is truly outstanding,” said Michelle Sobrino, published of Variety. “We are fortunate to have an amazing group of performers join us in honoring Aziz Ansari. The Power of Comedy is one of the funniest events in the entertainment industry and Variety is particularly grateful to TBS, »

- Variety Staff

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Netflix Nabs ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ from NBC

21 November 2014 3:13 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just days after ordering a fourth season of “Longmire” from A&E, Netflix is plucking yet another series from the hands of network TV.

This time it’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” an NBC comedy from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock that will now move over to the streaming service as part of a two-season order set to premiere in all Netflix territories next March.

“Kimmy,” which stars “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper as a woman who starts her life over after escaping a doomsday cult, is produced by Universal TV. NBC was intending to put “Kimmie” on its schedule sometime in the midseason.

“When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt.

“The very construct of — its offbeat premise, »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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TVLine Items: Happyish Ellen Barkin, Revenge and Mentalist News & More

21 November 2014 1:21 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ellen Barkin‘s new normal is to be Happyish.

The New Normal actress has joined Showtime’s half-hour pilot, starring British thesp Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn (Transparent, Parks and Recreation).

The project — which went from series order back to the pilot stage after its original leading man, Philip Seymour Hoffman, passed away — is a described as “a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.”

Barkin will guest-star in the pilot as a headhunter who works closely with Coogan’s character.

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NBC's How Murray Saved Christmas Sneak Peek: Has TV's Next Holiday Classic Been Born?

21 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

What happens when a Simpsons scribe (Mike Reiss) grabs hold of the reins from Santa’s sleigh? Thanks to NBC, we’re about to find out.

How Murray Saved Christmas, premiering Dec. 5 at 8/7c, tells the story of a disgruntled restauranteur (voiced by Jerry Stiller) who reluctantly embraces the Christmas spirit when he’s forced to take over for Santa Claus — and TVLine has an exclusive clip of Murray’s first bumpy ride through the skies.

Related Jim Parsons Starring in NBC’s Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas

Perhaps the journey would go a little more smoothly if Murray bothered »

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Constantine Stars Talk Det. Corrigan's Timely Arrival, Manny's Big Boss and Zed's Mysterious Past

21 November 2014 9:36 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Det. Jim Corrigan first shows his face in this Friday’s Constantine, but the spectre of his involvement with John’s gang will loom large for episodes to come. (Fans of the DC Comics will see what we did there. Everyone else, well, you’ll get it eventually.)

During the hour, Constantine & Co. travel to New Orleans to investigate a string of crimes. Corrigan (played by Irish actor Emmett Scanlan) is a local cop who witnesses something he can’t believe and eventually, reluctantly accepts help from John, Chas and Zed.

TVLine recently took part in a media tour of »

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Usher Brings His Sons to David Bowie Exhibit

21 November 2014 3:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

R&B star Usher made the most of his trip to Chicago this week. The former Voice coach visited the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago while he was in was in town for a stop on his Usher: The Ur Experience tour. Usher and his kids, Usher V, 6, and Naviyd Ely, 5, went right before closing time on Sunday, and the museum accommodated him by keeping open the exhibit, a retrospective of more than 400 photos, album artwork, handwritten lyrics, original fashions, set designs and rare performance material from the past five decades of Bowie's life. »

- Hilary Shenfeld, @HilaryShen

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Parenthood Recap: Past Imperfect

20 November 2014 9:02 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The return of a familiar face, wistful memories of a European adventure, an emotionally loaded Italian dinner — yep, “nostalgia” was the magic word for many characters on Thursday’s Parenthood.

But did all those fond reminiscences end well? In some cases, yes. (Finally, Joel And Julia.) In others… well, let’s just say Jan. 8 can’t come soon enough.

Here’s how the evening played out for the Bravermans & Co. in this week’s fall finale:

Joel & Julia | Let’s start out with the no-longer-estranged couple, because their final scene in Thursday’s episode has legitimately put a bounce in my step. »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Covers ‘Time,’ Jon Hamm Will Appear in ‘Parks and Rec’ + More in Last Lap

20 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is featured on the cover of Time, Jon Hamm will guest star in the final season of Parks and Recreation, TV networks opt out of airing President Obama‘s speech and more in Last Lap.

Benedict Cumberbatch makes the cover of Time‘s “Genius Issue.” As he should have. [@Time] Jon Hamm will guest star in Parks and Recreation as Ed, a National Parks employee with all of the looks and none of the brains. [EW] President Obama will speak about the country’s immigration system tonight, but ABC, NBC, and CBS will not be airing it due to ratings. And Shondaland. [CNN] Angelina Jolie tells Du Jour magazine that she is “absolutely” quitting the acting world. [Vanity Fair] Keira Knightley thinks that Cumberbatch’s fans are artistic, terrifying, and lovely. John Cameron Mitchell will star in Hedwig, the Tony-award-winning Broadway production he co-wrote. [EW] Matt Damon‘s bromance with Ben Affleck continues as »

- Taylor Ferber

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'Parks and Rec' Boss Explains Recurring Joe Biden Joke

20 November 2014 1:55 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Parks and Recreation fans know that Leslie Knope has only one man she loves more than her husband Ben WyattJoe Biden. Yes, Joe Biden.

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The vice president turned 72 on Thursday, and while Leslie is likely showering him with gifts – Et got the backstory behind our favorite running TV gag.

Watch: 'Parks and Rec' Star Chris Pratt Is GQ's Man of the Year

Et caught up with Parks and Rec co-creator Mike Schur who told us how our favorite quip came about.

"It was a very casual joke pitched in the writers room one day a long time ago," said Schur. "It just sort of took hold, and once you give a writers room a bone like that, they are just going to chew it forever."

After five seasons of persistent Biden references, the VP finally made a cameo on the series.

The lovebirds appeared together on the series premiere of Late Night With Seth Meyers in February »

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Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe Returning to Parks and Recreation

20 November 2014 1:20 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will appear in one episode of the final season of Parks and Recreation, TVLine reports. Their characters Ann and Chris moved away from Pawnee in episode 13 of last season, and Ann made a brief reappearance in episode 17, so really, Ann and Chris have barely been gone at all. The much more glaring absence is Parks itself not currently airing. Give the people a premiere date, NBC! When will we be back among the calzone-scented Hoosiers we so love? »

- Margaret Lyons

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Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones Returning for Final Season of Parks and Recreation

20 November 2014 12:56 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

After just finding out that we will definitely see Jon Hamm’s Ed again in the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation, it has now been confirmed that two other characters, who have had slightly longer tenures on the show than Ed, will also be showing up in Pawnee during Season 7. As first reported by TVLine, Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will reprise their roles as Chris and Ann during the NBC sitcom’s swan song. Right now, the actors are only scheduled to appear in one episode. “We made a list of people that we needed to see back one more time,” Parks and Recreation showrunner Mike Schur said in an interview with TVLine earlier this week, when he was asked about whether or not Lowe and Jones would be back. “We didn’t get everybody we wanted, because some people had other obligations. But a lot of the people… »

- Chris King

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Get Excited! Parks and Recreation Is Bringing Back Your Favorites

20 November 2014 12:54 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Parks and Recreation is bringing a Mad Man back to Pawnee for its final season. E! News has confirmed Jon Hamm is set to return to the NBC comedy for one episode during its seventh and final season debuting in 2015. Plus, Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are coming back! Mad Men star Hamm first appeared in the Parks and Recreation season six finale when the story shifted three years into the future and placed Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) in a new position. Hamm played Ed, a hapless employee Leslie fired. Yes, somebody even worse than Jerry Terry (Jim O'Heir). Parks and Rec boss Michael Schur has been vocal about his desire to get the Emmy nominee back for the final season. In April, he told E! News he was hopeful »

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Better Call Saul Gets Two-Night February Premiere on AMC

20 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Anticipating a need for some legal representation after the new year? AMC’s got you covered.

The Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at 10/9c,  the network announced Thursday.

The next night, Feb. 9, AMC will air the series’ second episode in its regular, Mondays-at-10 time slot.

“The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White,” reads the Bad spin-off’s official description. “When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. »

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