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Jason Katims, 'Parenthood' Writer Sell Urban Family Comedy to NBC

11 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is prepping a new family comedy from Parenthood duo Jason Katims and Julia Brownell. The network has handed out a script commitment for multicamera comedy The Walk-Up, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From writer/playwright Brownell, the comedy is based on The Atlantic's July article "Two Couples, One Mortgage." Inspired by the growing real-world phenomenon detailed in the article, two 30-something couples — one with a baby on the way — decide to buy and live in a Brooklyn brownstone together, creating their own version of the modern urban family. Katims and his True Jack Productions

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Big Bang, Bones, Good Wife, Arrow, Supernatural, Soa, Once, NCIS and More

10 September 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | 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: It’s been too long since you’ve had anything on Bones. With the show about to return, what can you tease about it? —Cassidy

Ausiello: Booth and Brennan are going incognito again, and the setting for their covert mission sounds Lol hilarious. “They are going to be undercover at a crossword puzzle tournament,” reveals exec producer Stephen Nathan, who hints that they will be taking on new aliases this time around. “That remains to be seen, »

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Class (2006)

9 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Class

Showcase Inventory

Created by David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik

Produced by CraneKlarik in association with Warner Bros. Television

Aired on CBS for one season (19 episodes) from September 18, 2006 – March 5, 2007


Jason Ritter as Ethan Haas

Lizzy Caplan as Kat Warbler

Heather Goldenhersh as Lina Warbler

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Richie Velch

Jon Bernthal as Duncan Carmello

Andrea Anders as Nicole Allen

Sean Maguire as Kyle Lendo

Lucy Punch as Holly Ellenbogen

Show Premise

A young romantic (Jason Ritter) sets up a surprise party in order to propose to his girlfriend, inviting members of their third grade class. Attending guests range from twin sisters, one anti-socially cynical (Lizzy Caplan) and the other eager to find love (Heather Goldenhursh), to an awkward would be suicide (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), a scorned at the prom ex (Lucy Punch) of a since out of the closet homosexual (Sean Maguire), and a couple of former flames »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Bryan Fuller's High Moon Pilot for Syfy: Watch the First Four Minutes Now

7 September 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ready for something out of this world?

Syfy, which earlier this year passed on Bryan Fuller’s High Moon pilot, is repackaging the 90-minute opener as a TV movie, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the heart-stopping first four minutes. 

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An adaptation of John Christopher’s 1969 young adult sci-fi novel The Lotus Caves, the project — penned by Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) — is set in a future in which the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the moon’s resources. However, chaos erupts after a new life form is discovered. »

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Dax Shepard Will Flash His Anus While Acting If That’s What It Takes

5 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Dax Shepard is pulling double duty at the Toronto Film Festival this year: He co-stars alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the opening-night film The Judge, and he's also got a role in Shawn Levy's star-studded dramedy This Is Where I Leave You, opening later in the festival. The really remarkable thing, Shepard told us last night at the after-party for The Judge, is that he shot both of those roles at the same time while also juggling his day-to-day duties on Parenthood and trying to squeeze in a cameo in the Veronica Mars movie for wife Kristen Bell. "Scheduling it is all luck," he admitted. "The Veronica Mars thing, that was me saying, 'Yes, honey, I'll be in your movie — assuming that the plane lands in time and the driver can get me to downtown L.A.'"Now, though, Shepard can relax and enjoy the fruits of his labors, »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Parenthood First Look: How Will the Bravermans Ring in Their Final Season?

4 September 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

And now for something completely different: The first photos of Parenthood‘s final season don’t make us want to cry.

NBC has released a handful of snapshots from the dramedy’s Season 6 premiere (Sept. 25, 10/9c) and while the Braverman clan is showing off a range of emotions, the waterworks haven’t kicked in — yet.

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Among the highlights: Kristina sharing a meaningful moment with Max, lovebirds Drew and Natalie doing a little remodeling — at Zeke and Camille’s new place, perhaps? — and Hank looking a bit apprehensive. »

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TVLine Items: Juicy Good Wife Promo, CHiPS Movie Casting and More

3 September 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Good Wife fans, prepare for the seven most game-changing words you’ll hear all day: “We are now Florrick, Agos and Lockhart.”

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites!

The first official promo for the upcoming sixth season of CBS’ legal drama has hit the web, and it promises major power struggles — you know, for a change — as Diane joins Alicia and Cary’s new firm and Eli continues to pressure Alicia about running for State’s Attorney. (Spoiler alert: She’s still not interested.)

The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21, at 9/8c. Check out the »

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Dax Shepard to Write, Direct and Star in CHiPS Remake With Michael Pena

3 September 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Warner Bros. have turned to Dax Shepard to write, direct and star in a big screen version of CHiPS, the popular TV series which ran from the late 70s/early 80s. Shepard is perhaps best know for starring in Parenthood. The original series focused on two motorcycle highway patrolmen in California.

Shepard is set to take on Larry Wilcox’s role as Officer Jon Baker. Michael Pena (who will be seen in Ant-Man next year) meanwhile will play Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, the role made famous by Erik Estrada.

There has been talk of turning CHiPS to the big screen for a number of years now, with one recent pitch (which would have seen That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama play Ponch) failing to ever get off the ground. While both actors are well known for comedic roles, this new take on CHiPS is said to be far closer in tone »

- Josh Wilding

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Dax Shepard to Write, Direct & Star in Big Screen 'CHiPS' Adaptation

3 September 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Plenty of TV shows from the past have gotten big screen updates from "The Brady Bunch" to "Bewitched" and "Stasky & Hutch" to "The Dukes of Hazzard." But those were all years ago, so it seems a little weird to get news from Deadline that Warner Bros. has hired "Parenthood" and This Is Where I Leave You star Dax Shepard to write, direct and star in a big screen adaptation of the TV series CHiPS, which ran from 1977-1983, following a couple of officers (played by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox) who patrolled the highways of California in their super tight khaki uniforms with their snazzy police motorcycles. More below! Shepard will take the role of Officer Jon Baker (the role played by Wilcox) while Michael Pena has landed the role of Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Estrada's most famous role). The studio tried years ago to turn CHiPS into a film with »

- Ethan Anderton

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Dax Shepard to write, direct and star in CHiPs movie remake

3 September 2014 5:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dax Shepard is to write, direct and star in a big-screen revival of CHiPs for Warner Bros.

The action-comedy aired on NBC from 1977 to 1983, and centred around two motorcycle cops of the California Highway Patrol.

Parenthood star Shepard is to play Officer Jon Baker, the part played by Larry Wilcox in the original TV series, according to Deadline.

American Hustle star Michael Pena is also lined up to play his partner Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Shepard, who races motorcycles in his own time, is expected to perform his own stunts in the reboot.

A spokesperson for Shepard and wife Kristen Bell revealed earlier this year that the couple are expecting a second child. »

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CHiPs Is Finally Set To Roar Into Cinemas For Warner Bros

3 September 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hollywood reboot machine shows no sign of slowing down, as Warner Bros has tapped Dax Shepard (Parenthood) to write, direct and star in a big screen version of decades-old TV show, CHiPs. The series, which ran from 1977 – 1983, was essentially a police procedural, centred around two California Highway Patrol Officers, and really won its audiences over with the charming performances of its leading men – Larry Wilcox as Jon Baker, and Erik Estrada as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. Those roles are now set to be filled by the equally charming Michael Pena (End Of Watch) as Ponch, and Shepard as Baker.

At the time of its original broadcast, the sight of Wilcox and Estrada in their clingier-than-clingy uniforms, astride powerful motorcycles, became as iconic as Catherine Bach’s ‘Daisy Dukes’ from The Dukes Of Hazzard – but unlike that show, CHiPs had hitherto failed to achieve a big screen reboot. While Starsky And Hutch »

- Sarah Myles

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Dax Shepard is Writing and Directing a CHiPS Movie That Will Be More Serious Than You’re Expecting

2 September 2014 6:48 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I’m not sure that I ever saw an episode of the original CHiPS TV series, but Warner Bros. is counting on people like me being in the minority since they’re making a feature film version of CHiPS.  And here’s where it begins to get interesting - Dax Shepard has been hired to write, direct and star in the film with the hilarious Michael Peña joining him.  Shepard will play Larry Wilcox’s role of Officer Jon Baker while Peña will be subbing for Erik Estrada and playing Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. My first reaction when I read this news was that this ship has probably sailed with ironic remakes like Starsky & Hutch being over ten years old.  But that’s were this actually gets even more interesting.  This version of CHiPS is said to be serious.  As in “not a comedy.”  Which isn’t really what you’d expect from Shepard, »

- Evan Dickson

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'CHiPS' Movie Gets Michael Pena as Ponch; Dax Shepard Will Direct

2 September 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. is finally moving forward with its big screen adaptation of the 1970s NBC cop series CHiPs with Michael Pena set to play Ponch and Dax Shepard as his partner Jon. Shepard will also write and direct the action comedy.

The story will revolve around two motorcycle cops patrolling modern day Los Angeles. The original series ran on NBC from 1977 to 1982, with Erik Estrada portraying the iconic Frank "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his partner Officer Jon Baker. Rick Rosner created the original series.

Warner Bros. attempted to turn CHiPs into a movie a few years ago, with That '70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama set to take on the role of Ponch. The actor is rumored to have shown up in the office of executive Greg Silverman wearing the tight-fighting patrol uniform, exclaiming, "Funny, right?"

He apparently walked out of the office with the job. Though both The Dukes of Hazzard »

- MovieWeb

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Dax Shepard Driving Warner Bros ‘CHiPS’ Film; Michael Pena To Play Ponch

2 September 2014 5:14 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Warner Bros has set Dax Shepard to write, direct and star in a screen version of CHiPS, that TV series that ran from 1977-83 and featured two officers who patrolled the highways of California armed with motorcycles and the tightest khaki cop uniforms in television history. Shepard will play Officer Jon Baker (played in the original by Larry Wilcox), while Michael Pena is attached to play Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, the role Erik Estrada originated. Rick Rosner created the NBC series.

This is the most serious Warner Bros has been in turning CHiPS into a film. The studio tried it years ago, after That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama showed up in the office of exec Greg Silverman (who’s now running production at the studio). Dressed in the signature tight-fitting uniform, Valderrama merely said, “Funny, right?” — and he walked out with a deal and an intention to play Ponch. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Vampire Diaries, Good Wife, S.H.I.E.L.D., Blacklist, Svu, Big Bang and More

2 September 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | 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 Vampire Diaries scoop? Especially something about our favorite vampire, Caroline Forbes? —Chery

Ausiello: Oh, I’ve got Caroline scoop, and it’s juicy. Her romance with Stefan will become a major part of her Season 6 storyline, even if that romance isn’t exactly a two-way street. “She’s going to realize it’s a little more one-sided than she was hoping, and there’s going to be some fallout from that,” executive producer Caroline Dries says. »

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Walking Dead, The Mentalist, B99, Beast, Resurrection and More!

28 August 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is Once Upon a Time putting a twist on a triangle? Who on The Mentalist earned a promotion? Has The Walking Dead found sanctuary? Beast gains a brother? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

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Can you give us any scoop on Once Upon a Time’s Regina, please? We need something to cheer us up! –Ana

Well, when I asked The Boys about the Regina/Robin Hood/Marian love triangle presumably on tap for Season 4, Adam Horowitz was quick to retort, “Who says we’re doing a love triangle? »

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Parenthood Season 6: [Spoiler]'s Pregnancy Revealed In First Promo

26 August 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Braverman clan is expanding! (Sorry, Aida. You’re old news.)

Related Parenthood Scoop: Betsy Brandt Returning as Hank’s Ex

NBC aired the first promo for the sixth — and final! — season of Parenthood during the Emmys on Monday, revealing the answer to everyone’s question at the end of Season 5: “Is Amber pregnant?” The answer, apparently, is “yes,” as Mae Whitman’s character is seen gazing upon a sonogram of her child with (assumably) Ryan.

Only Parenthood could squeeze that much drama into 15 seconds. The NBC tearjerker returns Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10/9c.

Watch the promo below, then drop »

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Inside the Emmy Parties: Mptf’s Evening Before, Showtime, NBC, ICM Partners Cap Emmy Eve

25 August 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmy Awards are on NBC at 5 p.m. Monday, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Sunday, Aug. 24:

11:55 a.m. ICM Partners’ annual brunch has become a welcome respite from the swirl of nighttime events on Emmy weekend. Waiters with cups of Sangria spiked with apple slices and grapes greeted guests on the steps of Chris Silbermann’s Santa Monica home. The brunch  was fantastic — fresh crepes made on the spot, blintzes, all manner of egg dishes and fruit. There’s a reason we skipped breakfast.

12:05 p.m. No ICM Partners brunch is complete without a chat with “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan and his rep Mark Gordon. Vince was cheery as usual with a pink shirt to match. He »

- Cynthia Littleton, Malina Saval and Laura Prudom

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Lena Dunham Has Trouble Riding A Bike In Girls Season 4 Teaser

22 August 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Whether you like them or not, Lena Dunham and company are currently prepping for the upcoming fourth season of their HBO comedy series Girls. Today, the network released the first teaser for the season, which will arrive next year, though fans will likely be a little disappointed with the dearth of footage.

Essentially, the clip just shows creator/actor/writer/director Dunham, possibly in character as Hannah Horvath, riding her bike and taking a bit of a tumble. Because even though Hannah takes risks and ventures out into the world, it wouldn’t be Girls if she didn’t crash and burn every so often.

Honestly, the clip is more of a reminder to viewers that Girls is still kicking than anything else. It’s also slightly dishonest – production on the fourth season officially wrapped last week, so the show is actually in post-production right now.

On the upcoming fourth season, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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CBS buys Silicon Valley medical drama from Jason Katims and Sarah Watson

22 August 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

CBS has given a pilot commitment for a medical drama set in Silicon Valley, created by writing duo Jason Katims and Sarah Watson—whose drama Parenthood will soon begin its sixth and final season.

According to Deadline, the drama will center on a controversial young tech titan who opens a cutting-edge hospital. The tech world has become  a hot selling point for development, as seen in the rise of tech-inspired shows, such as HBO’s Silicon Valley and AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. Along with this project, Katims will continue as executive producer of About a Boy, one of »

- Teresa Jue

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