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If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Hugh Jackman and Nick Offerman (looking Sharp without a mustache) were on "The Tonight Show" Monday night, and they played "Password" with Jimmy Fallon and Susan Sarandon (who wore a Rangers jersey). Hugh and Nick made the best team, and not just the best-looking. But they really did look good. In his sit-down interview, Hugh showed Jimmy the Aussie way to eat vegemite. He randomly broke out a toaster and demonstrated in a "public service announcement for Australia." Jimmy Fallon took a moment on "The Tonight Show" to thank David Letterman and wish him well in his retirement. He also showed a picture from his eighth grade yearbook, including »
- Gina Carbone
The world of Web Series is about as diverse as it gets. From format, to genre, to production quality, they’re everywhere, and some of them take the opportunity to go for a risk.
Being un-Google-able is a risk, as is being a fairly tame show with a name like Cam Girls, but the series, which hits June 1st is surprisingly layered for something that only has 4-6 minutes to get things done.
The story revolves around Liv (Kate Bond), and the journey that leads her to becoming a Cam Girl. As she mentions in the trailer, she starts at the beginning. It’s actually a well-developed road that highlights the odd, and unforeseeable turns our lives may take. A new job, a new friend, a friend’s husband who has spy cams all over his house… the usual.
The show isn’t exactly comedic, or dramatic, and those who »
- Marc Eastman
As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.
In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »
People Are Talking, created by DJ Nash, centers on two neighborhood couples who meet often to obsess over everything from sex, class and race to their suspicions that the new babysitter is a porn star. Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tone Bell are two of the main foursome, Packer will exec-produce and Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother) directed the pilot.
Crowded, from Martin and actor Sean Hayes, is yet another multigenerational family comedy (following Modern Family, The Goldbergs, Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat and others in what seems to be a never-ending trend) about parents whose future plans are derailed when their two adult daughters experience trouble in their personal and professional lives and move back in. James Burrows directed the pilot, »
- Isaac Feldberg
NBC has given a series order to three new half-hour comedies to insert into their lineup for the 2015-2016 television season. The channel has handed out series orders for the Mark-Paul Gosselaar-starring People are Talking, the Patrick Warburton-starring Crowded, and the America Ferrera-starring Superstore.
People are Talking is created by DJ Nash, whose last series, Growing Up Fisher, was also on NBC. He has also written for Up All Night and ‘Til Death, and the synopsis of his latest show is as follows.
A look at the life of a two couples from different backgrounds.
Crowded hails from The Client List and Hot in Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin, with Sean Hayes onboard as executive producer. Alongside Warburton, the cast includes Carrie Preston, Miranda Cosgrove, and Stacy Keach. The synopsis of this series is below. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows and Stars
Here’s the logline/casting/pedigree info for each of the new shows:
Writers: Jared Stern, »
NBC has made it official, giving a series order to the multi-camera empty nesters comedy from the Hot In Cleveland team of Suzanne Martin and Hazy Mills, now titled Crowded, which stars Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston. I hear the pilot has been a favorite of Comcast brass. Also picked up is another early frontrunner in the NBC comedy race, single-camera workplace pilot Superstore, from The Office alum Justin Spitzer, which stars America Ferrera and Ben Feldman. They… »
On the heels of ordering three new dramas for the 2015-16 TV season, NBC has given a green light to three new sitcoms: The Mark-Paul Gosselaar-fronted People Are Talking, the America Ferrera workplace comedy Superstore and the Patrick Warburton-Carrie Preston family satire Crowded.
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Starring Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Meaghan Rath (Being Human), Tone Bell (Bad Judge) and Bresha Webb (Grey’s Anatomy), the multi-cam project follows two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they »
“Crowded” is a multicamera series about an empty-nester couple who are starting to reclaim their wild side when their two daughters unexpected move back in. Patrick Warbuton and Carrie Preston star with Miranda Cosgrove and Mia Serafino as the daughters. Martin is exec producing for Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills banner.
America Ferrera and Ben Feldman topline the “Superstore” ensemble in the show that revolves around employees of a big-box chain store. Justin Spitzer wrote the pilot and exec produces with David Bernad and director Ruben Fleischer.
“Talking” two diverse couples who are neighbors and best friends. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
With a forgettable freshman class, NBC kicked off its comedy pickup orders Thursday with series orders to Universal Television comedies from Ride Along's Will Packer Hot in Cleveland's Suzanne Martin and a single-camera entry starring America Ferrera. Although NBC is likely to remain No. 1 — or at least tie for No. 1 — the network is coming off a particularly weak season, with several ambitious bets, including State of Affairs, Allegiance and star-studded The Slap, falling short. More troubling: the network's uneven comedy efforts, which included Bad Judge, A to Z and since-abandoned Mission Control. (NBC shrewdly let its own Universal TV-owned
- Lesley Goldberg
As the broadcast networks finalize pilot pickup decisions, a handful of this year’s freshman series are still awaiting the yea or nay for a season two.
ABC’s “Agent Carter” and NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” are said to be looking better for renewals but are not slam dunks. CBS’ “Battle Creek” may be on the rebound toward a second season order. “Cristela,” on the other hand, is likely heading for the exit at ABC. Same is true for “Marry Me” at NBC.
ABC’s “Last Man Standing” is living up to its name and is said to be getting a nod for season five. The betting is that CBS »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister and Cynthia Littleton
Below, you'll find the status of the recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows on Syfy, TBS, TNT, TV Land, USA, VH1, We tv, Wgn America, and Yahoo. To see a series' ratings (if available), click the links in the middle column.
Shows include Agent X, Angie Tribeca, Benched, Bitten, Clipped, Colony, Community, Complications, Continuum, Cougar Town, Covert Affairs, Dallas, Dark Matter, Defiance, Dig, Dominion, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Graceland, Ground Floor, Haven, Helix, Hindsight, Hit the Floor, Hot in Cleveland, Hunters, Impastor, In Plain Sight, Jennifer Falls, Killjoys, Legends, Lost Girl, Manhattan, Major Crimes, Mr. Robot, Murder in the First, Outsiders, Perception, Playing House, Proof, Public Morals, Rizzoli & Isles, Royal Pains, Rush, Salem, Satisfaction, Sirens, Suits, Sullivan & Son, The Divide, The Exes, The Last Ship, The Librarians, Public Morals, The Soul Man, South of Hell, Teachers, Transporter: The Series, Warehouse 13, Wedding Band, »
Betty White’s escapades on television go so far back her late husband used to say that she started on “silent TV.”
Allen Ludden’s joke still makes White chuckle. And just because White has been around since the dawn of television, doesn’t mean she’s any less enchanted by it. Happily, it’s a mutual love, which is why the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Daytime Emmys will present her with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I can’t be coy,” she says of the honor. “I was thrilled.”
Some of White’s daytime work is well-known, such as her guest stint on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and constant appearances on gameshows including “Password,” “Match Game” and “The $25,000 Pyramid.” Her television debut, though, was for a lesser-known program that defines early daytime TV. For “Hollywood on Television,” White was on camera, 5½ hours a day, six days a week, »
- Jacqueline Cutler
TV Land has promoted Brad Gardner from VP to senior VP of development and original programming. Gardner, who joined TV Land in 2011, oversees the cabler’s current original series, in addition to development of new programming.
“Brad’s innovative creative approach has helped make TV Land a new destination for high-profile creators and has played an important role in bringing edgier, single-camera content such as the critically acclaimed ‘Younger,’ and our upcoming new originals ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show,’ ‘Teachers’ and ‘Impastor’ that are geared to attracting a younger audience for TV Land,” said Keith Cox, exec VP of development and original programming.
At TV Land Gardner worked on “Hot in Cleveland,” the cable net’s first original sitcom, plus “The Soul Man” and “The Exes.” Prior to that he produced for Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s production company, Hazy Mills.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TV Land has promoted Brad Gardner to Svp of Development and Original Programming. Based in Los Angeles, Gardner will continue to oversee TV Land’s existing original series and development of new shows, reporting to TV Land’s Evp of Development and Original Programming Keith Cox. Gardner joined TV Land in 2011 as VP of Development and Original Programming. Over the past four years, he shepherded the network’s first original scripted series, Hot in Cleveland, as well as it… »
This season is the end for Hot in Cleveland as TV Land shifts to producing a new kind of original sitcom. Will this be the end of The Soul Man as well? Cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned.
On The Soul Man, former Las Vegas singer Boyce Ballantine (Cedric the Entertainer) continues his new life as a minister in his father's St. Louis church. The rest of the cast includes Niecy Nash, John Beasley, and Wesley Jonathan.
There comes a moment in the premiere episode of Younger, TV Land’s newest comedy, when the 40-year-old character played by Bunheads alum Sutton Foster is mocked by two twenty-somethings in a locker room for — how shall we put this? — being a less-than-diligent tender of her lady garden.
“It was hilarious to shoot it,” Foster tells TVLine. “Obviously, we’re on TV Land and you can’t show anything, but I had to, like, take off my panties.” She laughs. “I was like, ‘What am I doing?’ [The cameras are] angling on me as I’m taking off my panties and I thought, »
Doesn't Eric Stonestreet know Valerie Bertinelli is with the band?! The Modern Family star Instagrammed a video of Eddie Van Halen's ex-wife rocking out at Van Halen's Jimmy Kimmel Live show Monday night, joking that "this rando lady kept getting in my way." He even asks the Hot in Cleveland star, whose son Wolfgang Van Halen plays bass in the group, "Can you move out of the way please?" Valerie shoots Eric quite a look, but she does move out of frame (at least temporarily) so he can document the band's Hollywood Boulevard takeover for the social media-sphere to see! This was, indeed, a memorable gig. Van Halen rarely does TV performances, and this particular show was their first since »
When TV Land announced that its tentpole comedy “Hot in Cleveland” was being cancelled, fans may not have understood the decision. “Hot” is a funny, well-written show that stars Betty White, for crying out loud. They cancelled Betty White’s show! Why?! For the answer, take a look at “Younger,” premiering 10pm Tuesday, March 31 on …
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- Melanie McFarland
If TV Land is experiencing the network version of a midlife crisis, “Younger” marks a promising and more ambitious new direction. Created by Darren Star, the series zeroes in on a generational divide in a broadly comic manner that becomes more interesting and thoughtful as the show progresses, exposing the mistakes people make in their 20s, and the concerns they have about encroaching middle age in their 40s. Not perfect but highly watchable, it’s the kind of signature program that should appeal to its target audience, and perhaps even help chart the Viacom-owned network’s course from “Hot in Cleveland” to whatever comes next.
At the show’s core is a classic romantic comedy setup, which Star (who wrote and directed the back-to-back episodes of the premiere) proceeds to mine and expand upon over the serialized season: Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old divorced mom whose 18-year-old daughter is studying abroad. »
- Brian Lowry
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