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TBS has picked up a second season of their original sitcom, Ground Floor. The office comedy debuted in November and wrapped its first season in January. Season two, which will also have 10 episodes, will start airing later this year.
Here's the official press release:
TBS has renewed its new sitcom hit Ground Floor for a second season. Created by Emmy(R) nominees Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs, Clone High) and Greg Malins (2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother), the series stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Briga Heelan (Cougar Town) and John C. McGinley (Scrubs). Lawrence, Jeff Ingold (upcoming Surviving Jack, Undateable) and Jeff Astrof (The New Adventures of Old Christine) serve as executive producers on Ground Floor, which is being produced for TBS by »
TBS has renewed sitcom “Ground Floor” for a 10 episode second season. The workplace comedy was one of four TBS series that ranked among basic cable's Top 10 original sitcoms of 2013 in the advertiser-sought adults 18-49 demographic. “Ground Floor” is created by Bill Lawrence (“Cougar Town”) and Greg Malins (“2 Broke Girls). It stars Skylar Astin (“Pitch Perfect”), Briga Heelan (“Cougar Town”) and John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”). Also read: ‘Will & Grace’ Creators Land New TBS Comedy Pilot Lawrence, Jeff Ingold (“Surviving Jack”) and Jeff Astrof (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) serve as executive producers. Lawrence's Doozer, in association withWarner Horizon Television, produces the show for TBS. »
- Tony Maglio
TBS has picked up a 10-episode second season of multi-camera comedy Ground Floor, created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins and starring Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan. The renewal extends TBS’ streak of renewing its freshman series, which includes sitcoms Men at Work and Sullivan & Son and reality comedy King of the Nerds. Ground Floor started off lower than the other two scripted comedies, drawing 1.6 million viewers for its premiere vs. 2.7 million for for Men at Work and 2.5 million for Sullivan & Son. But Ground Floor launched against much stronger competition during the November sweep; it has been pretty consistent, and TBS brass believe in its upside potential. Ground Floor finished its first season with an average of 1.8 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, including 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 575,000 adults 18-34. The renewal keeps Lawrence and Malins with two projects each at TBS. Lawrence has series Cougar Town, while Malins has pilot Your Family or Mine. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
TBS has renewed its new sitcom hit "Ground Floor" for a second season. Created by Emmy nominees Bill Lawrence ("Cougar Town," "Scrubs," "Clone High") and Greg Malins ("2 Broke Girls," "How I Met Your Mother"), the series stars Skylar Astin ( Pitch Perfect ), Briga Heelan ("Cougar Town") and John C. McGinley ("Scrubs"). Lawrence, Jeff Ingold (upcoming "Surviving Jack," "Undateable") and Jeff Astrof ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") serve as executive producers on "Ground Floor," which is being produced for TBS by Lawrence's Doozer, in association with Warner Horizon Television. TBS has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to begin in »
Cougar Town Season 5, Episode 9 “Too Much Ain’t Enough”
Written by Sean Lavery
Directed by Josh Hopkins
Airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on TBS
The random, often disconnected story lines of Cougar Town‘s fifth season have made it more than a little difficult to write about – thankfully, “Too Much Ain’t Enough” brings three thematically-similar plots to the table, making things feel a lot less scatter-brained than the normal, Chick-free episodes of late. And even though “Too Much” doesn’t really find an interesting way to pull all three together, the sheer construction of the episode around a single idea allows the broad comedy and quick, cathartic resolutions coalesce with each other to at least hint at some intriguing ideas, even if they don’t outright address them.
“Too Much Ain’t Enough” is an episode about perception: perception of self, other’s perception of you – and oddly enough, »
- Randy Dankievitch
For a lot of people, even those that are fans of Kristen Bell, the Veronica Mars movie may seem a strange, and possibly useless, beast. For others, it has become a certain embodiment of surprisingly cool new forces that are at play, and not only because of the Kickstarter route to financial backing for films.
I was never even a real fan of Veronica Mars, but I can’t help but support anything that gets pulled up from the ashes by loyal fans. Whatever the route such things might take (like Cougar Town finding new life on a cable network, or other examples where this has happened), you have to appreciate the idea that enough fans can make enough noise so that a new chance is given to some of the better ideas that weren’t quite mainstream enough to fully develop. Besides, if it keeps us from frantically dredging »
- Marc Eastman
Culver Studios — site of the iconic mansion seen at the beginning of “Gone With the Wind” and other Selznick Studios films — has been sold for an estimated $85 million.
Los Angeles-based Hackman Capital Partners, an industrial real estate investment firm headquartered in Los Angeles, bought the studio from Lehman Brothers, which filed for bankruptcy six years ago.
Company topper Michael Hackman denied recent reports that the property would be converted to condos and promised that his firm will upgrade the facilities — some of which date back 90 years — and add more parking.
“We want to make this the best independent studio in the world and we’re going to keep the mansion and front lawn area,” he added. “Southern California has the best infrastructure and talent pool in the world. We think we can help maintain its dominant position.”
The lot includes more than 350,000 square feet of space and is the current »
- Dave McNary
Undateable is a new show coming out soon on NBC that has created quite a buzz in the world of television. The interest is coming from the grassroots comedy tour the stars of the show are doing around the country right now. The show’s creator (who also created Scrubs, Cougar Town, Spin City, and the [&hellip
- Remy Carreiro
“A new era has begun. The day of the Transformers is over.” It’s not so much a reboot, this Transformers: Age of Extinction. It’s definitely the fourth film in a franchise closely watched by its shepherd Michael Bay. But in the first teaser and now this first full trailer, the minds of marketing at Paramount want fans to know that this time around is different. It’s darker, more serious, less Shia. It’s grown up and picked Pain & Gain star Mark Wahlberg as its very manly lead. It touts the fact that the rules have changed, the era of the Transformers is over. “We don’t need you,” explains newcomer Stanley Tucci to an off-screen robot. And for a moment — two minutes, to be exact — it’s easy to believe them. Because this time around we get some giant dinosaur robots (Dinobots to their friends). Things may just be different, after »
- Neil Miller
Cougar Town co-executive producers Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein have signed a two-year overall deal with Universal TV. Under the pact, which begins June 1, the duo will develop new projects. “Chrissy and Jessica are an inspired writing team with a unique comedy voice that fits perfectly for the type of shows we’re producing,” Uni TV Evp Bela Bajaria said. “Our future couldn’t be brighter with both of them on board.” Pietrosh and Goldstein, repped by ICM Partners and Ken Richman, will segue to the Uni TV pact after they wrap a three-year overall deal at ABC Studios where they worked on the studio’s series Cougar Town and developed projects with such ABC Studios-based companies as Temple Hill, Shondaland and Mark Gordon Co. Pietrosh and Goldstein’s previous series credits include My Name Is Earl and ABC’s Big Day. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Community Season 5, Episode 7 “Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality”
Written by Dan Guterman
Directed by Tristram Shapeero
Airs Thursday nights at 8pm Et on NBC
Underneath the slapstick jokes, constant stream of pop culture references, and episode-long cinematic homages, Community is a show about friendship. It’s the simplest concept, often explored in the most intricate, complex ways through the show’s trademark Dinner with Andre and Apollo 13 parodies. “Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality”, on the other hand, is the kind of Community episode mostly forgotten in seasons two through four, a half hour full of damaged characters turning to each other for consolation – and growth, akin to the spiritual successor to season two’s “Mixology Certification”, except with a much stronger focus on three characters (those being Abed, Duncan, and Britta).
What excites me about such a borderline-depressing episode of television is how masterfully the episode’s philosophies are »
- Randy Dankievitch
Cougar Town Season 5, Episode 8 “Mystery of Love”
Directed by Courteney Cox
Airs Tuesday nights at 10pm Et on TBS
For the most part, Cougar Town‘s fifth season has strayed away from digging into Travis and Laurie’s relationship, focusing more on hijinks with the Cul de Sac and the normal carousel of Bobby/Andy stories – and without a whole lot of wine drinking, I might add. Oddly enough, when Cougar Town did finally decide to explore Travis and Laurie’s budding relationship in “Mystery of Love”, they did it by barely showing them, instead focusing on Jules and her neurotic, made-up Competition of Love with the new, cute couple.
And boy, does it take a lot of annoying Jules to finally get to the point of the episode; but when it does, they do so with a nice twist, with Laurie and Travis »
- Randy Dankievitch
Tuesday's (Feb. 25) episode of "Cougar Town" marks Courteney Cox's eighth time in the director's chair and, this time around, she's directed herself a doozy of an episode, if the preview is to be believed.
Not only does Andy try and prove he can be a fun dad, but Tom finds out Ellie's darkest secret (tread lightly, Tom!) and Laurie and Trav try and throw the ultimate brunch to prove to Jules and Grayson that they're a strong couple. Oh, and did we mention Jules' hair starts on fire?
Talk about dedication on Cox's end: Starring in, directing, lighting your own hair on fire. That's quite a laundry list.
Check out the preview above and be sure to tune in for Cox's "Cougar Town" directorial efforts on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on TBS. »
The half-hour comedy will star the “Friends” alum as the messy Oscar Madison, the sometimes-friend and sometimes-foil to neat freak Felix Ungar. This project marks Perry’s return to multicamera work, as his recent TV roles have included appearing on “The Good Wife” and “Cougar Town” and starring in the short-lived “Mr. Sunshine.”
CBS had announced a script commitment plus penalty to a reinvention of this project in December.
“The Odd Couple” originated as a theater production and was adapted into the 1968 Jack Lemmon-Walter Matthau feature film before seeing two runs on ABC, the first of which starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. »
- Whitney Friedlander
The buddy comedy stars four standup comics – Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman — so Wbtv decided to send them off to do what they do best in a multi-city tour kicking off Sunday at Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City. Lawrence, known to sitcom fans as the showrunner behind “Scrubs,” “Cougar Town” and “Spin City,” will serve as emcee.
“Since it’s so hard to launch a network comedy in this competitive landscape, we thought we would try a little grassroots marketing,” Sztykiel said. “Plus, it will be exciting to see Bill travel around in a van.”
The tour comes in part because the show is launching late in the TV season (NBC has yet to confirm a premiere date but it »
- Cynthia Littleton
Lily Rabe has joined the ABC alien pilot The Visitors, playing an FBI investigator who focuses on children and realizes a that there’s something sinister about a variety of children who all have the same imaginary friend. Does this mean we’re going to have to give up Rabe’s performances on American Horror Story? I’m not sure if I can accept that.
Looking‘s Murray Bartlett talked with Vulture, which included an origin of his Looking character’s mustache. “I grew it while I was in Egypt because I looked so much like a tourist and I wanted to try and fit in and a lot of people had mustaches there. »
- Lyle Masaki
Courteney Cox's boyfriend has her ex's stamp of approval! On the Wendy Williams Show Monday, Feb. 24, David Arquette opened up about what he thinks of his ex-wife's new man, Johnny McDaid. "He's amazing," Arquette said of the Snow Patrol rocker. "Great guy." Arquette, 42, finalized his divorce from Cox, 49, in May 2013 after 13 years of marriage, and shares custody of 9-year-old daughter Coco. The Cougar Town actress was first romantically linked to 37-year-old Irish musician McDaid back in December. The couple were photographed enjoying a [...] »
The 2014 Olympic Games are wrapping up, but until they're good and done, most TV is still in reruns. That doesn't mean there weren't plenty of good lines from the shows that did have new episodes, though.
George St. Geegland when Gil Faizon pulls out a freezer Ziploc full of wine: "One of the best movies I ever went to sleep during was 'Sideways.'"
Bobby: "Let me tell you about my life, son. Last night I had six Doritos Locos Tacos and fell asleep naked under the stars, »
It takes two to tango. Dancing with the Stars beauty Cheryl Burke has quietly been seeing Cougar Town star Josh Hopkins for the past several weeks, a source tells People. Burke, 29, and Hopkins, 43, have crossed paths several times in recent years. But it wasn't until late last year that the two reconnected. "They have been seeing each other since around New Year's," the source says. "They are having fun. He's a really solid guy." Hopkins and Burke "met in social circles because they both were on ABC shows," the source adds. "They are enjoying each other's company. They make a nice couple. »
- Monica Rizzo
Love is definitely in the air! Courteney Cox and her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, were spotted affectionately strolling the streets of Venice, Italy, while on vacation there this week. Joining them for the trip overseas was the Cougar Town star's 9-year-old daughter Coco, who was all smiles as she accompanied the pretty pair during their walk on Monday. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the lovebirds didn't let a little rain get in the way of taking a gondola ride around the European city. Cox and McDaid initially sparked romance rumors back in December when they were seen together at Jennifer Aniston's holiday party. An onlooker told Life & Style that "Courteney definitely »
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