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Ana Gasteyer on New Jazz Album, 'SNL' & Why She's Hip

26 October 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The SNL alum chats about her new album I'm Hip and her upcoming TV guest appearances.

Ana Gasteyer is hilarious and she can sing! ETonline recently caught up with the SNL alum to talk about her new jazz album, I'm Hip.

"It's a fun album," she says. "It's not a comedy album overtly. But it's a fun, very vocal, musical album."

Ana recorded the album with a full band, complete with a horn section for a big brassy sound. "I can kind of let it rip," she adds.

Video- Ana Gasteyer's Music Will Blow Your Mind

Gasteyer is balancing the promotion for the album with her busy TV schedule! She currently stars in ABC's Suburgatory and is following up a guest spot on the latest season with The Goldbergs with an appearance on The Good Wife. She reprises her role as Judge Patrice Lessner on tonight's episode of the CBS drama.

"It's great," she »

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ABC Cancels Manhattan Love Story And Orders More Selfie

25 October 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the first cull of the season, ABC has terminated the fledgling comedy series Manhattan Love Story, after it failed to recover from a shaky start by its third episode. There is much debate about the validity of ratings numbers – at a time when networks are trying to gauge viewership around DVR recordings, while simultaneously scrambling to adapt to changing viewing habits in light of media streaming and ‘binge-watching’ – but it seems the situation for the show was just too dire to continue.

The short-lived series followed Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) as they embarked on a new relationship together – and explored their “unfiltered internal monologues” in the process. Written by Jeff Lowell (Two And A Half Men), the show got off to a relatively weak start – with ratings indicating that viewers were switching off after Manhattan Love Story’s lead-in show, Selfie. Numbers decreased with each subsequent episode which, »

- Sarah Myles

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Film Casting: Free Fire, Star Wars, Sebastian Stan in The Martian

24 October 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Free Fire, Star Wars, The Martian, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Love Is All You Need? Suburgatory‘s Jeremy Sisto, Ugly Betty‘s [...]

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- Rollo Tomasi

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Casting Net: Meg Ryan boards 'Fan Girl,' Jacki Weaver signs on for 'Zeroville;' more

23 October 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Meg Ryan and Kara Hayward are joining Kiernan Shipka in Fan Girl. The film follows a 15-year-old post-Millennial teenager who combines her passions—making movies and idolizing her favorite band—in a final film project. Paul Jarrett is making his directorial debut with the semi-autobiographical film. Gina O'Brien wrote the script. The film also stars Scott Adsit, Joshua Boone, and Bill Sage. All Time Low will lend their music to the soundtrack and will appear as themselves. Jarrett, Nick Huston, and Adam Spielberg in association with Rosetta Films, Filament Productions and Literally Films are producing. O'Brien and Jonathan Gray are executive producing. »

- C. Molly Smith

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The Goldbergs Sneak Peek: Beverly Meets Erica's Surprising 'Mom' Friend

22 October 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Beverly is in for a rude awakening at the mall on tonight’s The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:30/7:30c.)

In TVLine’s exclusive video, Bev runs into daughter Erica during a shopping excursion and proceeds to embarrass her with a sweater that has to be seen to be believed.

But it’s mama Goldberg’s feelings that get hurt when she discovers Erica is hanging with her friends — along with cool mom Louise (Suburgatory’s Gillian Vigman).

Not only does Louise get her nails done with the girls, but she’s also sporting a Cheap Trick shirt, so you know she’s really awesome. »

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Jeremy Sisto & More Join ‘Love Is All You Need,’ Kea Ho Gets ‘Urge’

21 October 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Reverse gay-bullying drama Love Is All You Need? has bolstered its cast as filming continues in La. Suburgatory‘s Jeremy Sisto, Ugly Betty‘s Ana Ortiz, Deception‘s Katherine La Nasa, Trophy Wife‘s Jenica Bergere, and Drumline‘s Leonard Roberts have joined Briana Evigan, Emily Osment, and Kyla Kennedy in the film set in a world where being gay is the norm and heterosexual persons are bullied. Director Kim Rocco Shields has also tapped Pretty Little LiarsTyler Blackburn for a lead role playing Ryan, the journalist who strikes up a forbidden romance with Evigan’s star quarterback. The feature is based on the provocative short film of the same name that scored over 45 million hits on YouTube. Blackburn, Ortiz, and Sisto are repped by The Gersh Agency. La Nasa is repped by Paradigm. Bergere is repped by Innovative. Roberts is repped by Michael Greene.

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- Jen Yamato

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Nursing Comedy No Angels Is Yet Another British Show Getting An American Remake

21 October 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The sheer volume of British television shows that receive the U.S. reboot treatment continues to baffle me, mainly because the majority are often massive flops. Much like the recent Guardians Of The Galaxy Chinese subtitle issue, wherein the nuanced comedy was lost in translation, a similar fate often befalls British shows headed across the pond. Still, we can hold out hope that ABC Studios and Amblin TV won’t make a complete balls-up of No Angels.

The dramedy is being spearheaded by producer Julie Anne Robinson (Suburgatory), who is no stranger to the naughty antics of those Northern nurses. Robinson directed two episodes of the original series, which followed four nurses who work and live together. It began airing in 2004 and ran for two seasons, which wasn’t nearly enough in my opinion.

No Angels managed to perfectly blend the silly, funny and true-to-life aspects of the nurses’ daily lives, »

- Gem Seddon

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Christian Slater Joins USA’s Cyber Crime Pilot ‘Mr. Robot’

21 October 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA is continuing its focus on adding household names to its roster, announcing today that Christian Slater will play the title role in the pilot for its cyber crime thriller “Mr. Robot.”

The project focuses on a young programmer (“24’s” Rami Malek) who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. Slater plays a mysterious anarchist who recruits him into an underground organization intent on bringing down corporate America. It hails from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Sam Esmail (“Comet”), Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”), and Niels Arden Oplev (Sweden’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Under The Dome”). Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”) also star.

This is the fourth recent pilot announcement for USA. Other projects are “Colony” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Christian Slater to Star in USA's Hacker Pilot ‘Mr. Robot’

21 October 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Christian Slater has been cast to star in the pilot for USA network's hacker drama “Mr. Robot,” a spokesman for the network's parent company NBC Universal told TheWrap on Tuesday. The show centers around Elliot (Rami Malek), an anti-social young hacker who meets a mysterious anarchist named Mr. Robot (Slater) who attempts to recruit him into an underground hacking ring hellbent on bringing down destroying corporate America. “Mr. Robot‘s” co-stars include Martin Wallstrom (“Remake”), Portia Doubleday (“Carrie”) and Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”). Also read: Christian Slater's ‘Mind Games’ Pulled From ABC Schedule, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ to Return The »

- Travis Reilly

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Pilot Scoop: Christian Slater to Headline USA Crime Drama Mr. Robot

21 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Christian Slater has a new title: Mr. Robot.

The Mind Games and Breaking In alum has landed the title role in USA Network’s cyber-crime pilot, which centers on a mysterious anarchist (Slater) who recruits a brilliant cyber security engineer (24‘s Rami Malek) into an underground hacker organization intent on bringing down corporate America.

The potential series also stars Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon).

Slater’s TV credits also include a turn as a literal robot: In NBC’s short-lived My Own Worst Enemy, he played a secret agent implanted with a dual-personality-triggering computer chip. »

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'In Good Company' is the latest movie getting a TV remake

14 October 2014 6:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In Good Company” is the latest movie getting a TV remake CBS is developing the 2004 film starring Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson in which Grace falls for the boss’ daughter as a comedy based on Paul Weitz’s script. Another movie remake: CW orders “The Illusionist” The 2006 magician film starring Edward Norton and Jessica Biel will be remade as a TV series set in turn-of-the-century New York City. Coming soon: “Real Housewives of Philly”? A producer from the Bravo franchise has been recently interviewing Philadelphia’s most successful and glamorous women. Click Read Full Post For More “About a Boy’s” David Walton: "This is my first Season 2 experience, and I really like it” ""It's just nice to be employed,” says Walton, who’s starred in six failed network shows over the past decade. Steve McQueen’s HBO drama project gets a name and a star The »

- Norman Weiss

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'The Goldbergs' Taps 'Suburgatory' Alum to Romance Barry (Exclusive)

14 October 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Beverly Goldberg is about to play matchmaker on ABC's The Goldbergs. The 1980s-set comedy has tapped Suburgatory alum Allie Grant for a guest role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Grant will return to Suburgatory's former time slot and play Evelyn in an upcoming episode. Evelyn is described as a mini-version of Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) — she has big blonde hair, an affection for loud sweaters and scrapbooking, and an uncontrollable need to smother even though she's a teenager. Barry's (Troy Gentile) smother-mother Beverly will set her eldest son up with Evelyn in an episode set to

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Paramount Buys Superhero Pitch From Black List Writers Dan Frey, Russell Sommer (Exclusive)

10 October 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In a preemptive deal, Paramount has bought the feature pitch “Eternal” from writers Dan Frey and Russell Sommer, who previously teamed on the Black List script “Bleeding Kansas,” an individual with knowledge of the deal has told TheWrap. Mary Parent‘s Disruption Entertainment will produce “Eternal,” which is described as a grounded superhero story in the vein of “‘Chronicle’ meets ‘Highlander.'” Paramount had no comment on the deal. Also read: ‘X-Men’ Actor Lucas Till, ‘Suburgatory’ Star Jane Levy Eyed for ‘Monster Trucks’ Movie (Exclusive) Parent will produce “Eternal” through Disruption along with Cale Boyter and David Whitney, while Paramount »

- Jeff Sneider

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CBS Developing Comedy Based on ‘How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane’ Book

6 October 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS is diving into the parenting arena with plans to develop a comedy based on the book “How Not to Calm a Child On a Plane.”

Author Johanna Stein is co-writing the adaptation with Adam Barr. Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue banner is producing with CBS TV Studios. Arnett, Barr and Peter Principato are exec producers, with Stein serving as co-exec producer.

Project revolves around a pair of unconventional parents who try to raise their child by their own rules. The book is a collection of humorous essays about parenting from Stein, an experienced TV scribe and producer of the Yahoo series “Life of Mom.”

Format of “Calm a Child” has not yet been determined.

Barr’s recent sitcom credits include “Growing Up Fisher,” “The New Normal” and “Suburgatory.”

Arnett, repped by Wme and Principato-Young, is a co-star of the CBS sitcom “The Millers.”

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Selfie episode 1 review: Pilot

2 October 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Karen Gillan stars in Selfie, a modern sitcom take on Pygmalion. Here's what Patrick made of the first episode...

Eliza Dooley is the colleague from hell. She’s the smug, gaudy co-worker who lives in a symbiotic relationship with her phone and spends more time commenting on Instagram or Tweeting her feelings than interacting with the world. When Eliza struts into her workplace, a pharmaceuticals company, she dribbles out a line of text-speak to the baffled receptionist. Into Eliza’s work enters Henry Higgs, a sniffy, uptight technophobe who managed to amend and enhance the reputation of the company much to the delight of its boss. After a particularly embarrassing moment in which two bulging bags of vomit explode onto Eliza’s trendy skirt in front of all her colleagues, she resolves to improve her own image, enlisting a surprisingly willing Henry to help her (“I can transform this vapid, »

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ABC's 'Selfie' and 'Manhattan Love Story': TV Review

30 September 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tuesday, ABC premieres two sitcoms that are extremely annoying. But there is one difference among them: I want one of them to survive. That one is Selfie (8 p.m.) which, despite its cloying introduction to the world, could just be a problematic pilot and will emerge, in another episode or three, as something that realizes its potential. Reason for faith is that Selfie is from Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory), who has shown that she knows how to capture characters and be funny across a number of them. Here she's got Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Who) as

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- Tim Goodman

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'Selfie' premiere react: It's not just Eliza who needs help

30 September 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

You've seen the basic story of Selfie before—it's the modern-day My Fair Lady. Karen Gillan plays an updated, self-absorbed, Instagram-obsessed Eliza while John Cho serves as the titular Henry. Along with Selfie, fall's TV lineup has seen a surge in the rom-com sitcom, including NBC's A to Z and ABC's other romantic endeavor, Manhattan Love Story. It would seem love is in the air... just not about Selfie. EW's Esther Zuckerman and Kat Ward discuss whether the show can be saved from itself. Esther: I will admit that on first watch—perhaps because of my extremely low expectations—I »

- EW staff

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'Selfie' Review: A Fun, Fresh Comedy That Shines Without a Filter

30 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Don’t let the title fool you! 'Selfie' is equal parts endearing and charming, with an extra dash of lighthearted fun.

Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.

Show: Selfie

When It Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The Biggest Stars:  From Emily Kapnek, aka the witty woman who brought you Suburgatory, Selfie stars Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley. You'll also find John Cho, the man who introduced us to the term "Milf" in all those American Pie movies, and Allyn Rachel, the girl from literally every single commercial ever, in this laugh-out-loud »

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Fall Pilot Review: Selfie

30 September 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on Pygmalion and My Fair LadySelfie follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) as she comes to learn that there is more to life than social media.  Helping her along on her journey of self discovery and manners is Henry Higenbottam (John Cho), who works with Eliza, and who is a master of rebranding (she, naturally, works in sales).  The series is created by Suburgatory's Emily Kapnek, who gives it her trademark fast-paced style.  Hit the jump to see if this ABC comedy deserves a spot on your DVR. Selfie has been heavily promoted by ABC for months, replaying the same unfunny clips over and over again.  Early word for those who had seen the pilot was that there was very little to redeem it. But then there's Karen Gillan and John Cho.  I truly could not imagine any two other actors who would have convinced me to sit through Selfie's pilot. »

- Allison Keene

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When your heroines are too bad or not bad enough: ABC's 'Selfie' & NBC's 'Bad Judge'

29 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Even in the era of Walter White, Don Draper and the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," broadcast network executives are still obsessed with the idea of likable and admirable heroes, especially when it comes to comedy. You'll occasionally find your questionable morality in network dramas like "Scandal" and "The Good Wife," but sitcom protagonists tend to have their rough edges sanded off as quickly and artlessly as possible. One new network comedy debuting this week illustrates why the suits tend to freak out about likability, while another demonstrates the pitfalls of trying to tone down bad behavior. ABC's "Selfie" (Tuesday at 8 p.m.) features a heroine so obnoxious that one wishes the network had stepped in to soften her up, while NBC's "Bad Judge" (Thursday at 9 p.m.) stripped away many of its heroine's most questionable traits from the original pilot and didn't bother replacing them with anything worth watching for. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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