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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira is an actress who was born in Queens, New York, on December 3, 1981. She began her acting career in New York where she predominantly worked on stage before moving to Los Angeles in 2004 to focus on a career in television. Although she had many small roles in film and television, it was her regular role in ‘Huff, that first brought her into the limelight. In this Showtime series, she played Maggie Del Rosario. She is now best-known for the roles of Agent Michelle Lee in ‘NCIS’ and Lisa in ‘Traffic Light’. Here are five more things

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Liza Lapira
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6 Women of Color in Supporting Roles Who Deserve to Star on Their Own Shows

6 Women of Color in Supporting Roles Who Deserve to Star on Their Own Shows
TV trends come and go, but who would’ve thought that, with all the focus on inclusion in the past few years, there would now be an uptick of, as IndieWire’s Michael Schneider puts it, “white dudes in crisis” on TV?

To fill the diversity void, the networks have added actors of color to supporting roles. It’s heartening to see that this has created a more realistic picture on TV of what the world looks like, such as the marriage between Zach Braff’s and Tiya Sircar’s characters on “Alex Inc.” representing the growing number of mixed-race marriages in America. Unfortunately, it’s also disappointing to see so many of these favorite actresses get shunted from one supporting role to the next.

Read More: The 4 Worst New Fall Show Titles and How We’d Fix Them

It’s time for many of these actresses to move out
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Keshet Launches Film Division With ‘Skinny Dip,’ ‘Newburgh Sting’

Keshet Launches Film Division With ‘Skinny Dip,’ ‘Newburgh Sting’
Keshet Studios has launched a feature film development and production division, co-headed by veteran independent producers Mandy Tagger-Brockey and Adi Ezroni.

The new Keshet Films will produce features budgeted between $10 million and $20 million for the U.S. and international markets. Its inaugural development slate includes a feature adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen caper novel, “Skinny Dip,” and “The Newburgh Sting,” a fictional adaptation of the HBO documentary.

“Skinny Dip” is set in South Florida in 2003 and centers on a woman who takes revenge on her cheating husband after he has tried to murder her. “The Newburgh Sting” is a 2014 film about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s sting operation on four Muslim men involved in a 2009 terrorism plot in the Bronx.

Alon Shtruzman, CEO of parent Keshet International, said, “Ki is a premium content company that is always on the lookout for the best creative talent, and that is
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Keshet International Options Chinese Comedy ‘Dating Hunter’ For U.S. – Mipcom

This is a two-way partnership under which Keshet International has optioned Chinese romcom Dating Hunter for the U.S. market from production company Huace Group/Croton Media. The latter will in turn develop local versions of Ki comedies Traffic Light and Loaded for the Middle Kingdom. The deal for Dating Hunter marks the first time a Chinese format will be re-versioned for the U.S. and comes as the Middle Kingdom is keen to access export markets for its content. The…
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Google Doodle Celebrates 101st Birthday Of The Traffic Light

The traffic light is the subject of Google’s Doodle today, Aug. 5, 2015 – the 101st anniversary of the invention. Traffic Light Google Doodle In Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 5, 1914, the first electric stoplight system was established. Ohio inventor J.B. Hoge got the patent for the invention, which featured four pairs of red and […]

The post Google Doodle Celebrates 101st Birthday Of The Traffic Light appeared first on uInterview.
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You're the Worst's Aya Cash Teases Season 2, Her Serpentine Sirens Stint

You're the Worst's Aya Cash Teases Season 2, Her Serpentine Sirens Stint
Let it be known: When You’re the Worst star Aya Cash found out her Sirens guest gig involved working with a giant python, she was more than prepared to get close-up with her scaly co-star.

Then series co-creator Bob Fisher informed her, “‘Aya, there’s no python,'” she recalls, laughing. “I was ready to go full Britney Spears with it and think I was a badass.”

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Cash’s appearance on the USA Network comedy (Tuesday, 10/9c) gave TVLine an opportunity to
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Dave Hemingson Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Exclusive: Comedy writer-producer Dave Hemingson has closed an overall deal at ABC Studios after a decade-long stint at 20th Century Fox TV. The signing is part of a roster-building effort on the part of ABC Studios, which is looking to bring in several high-level writers heading into next season. At 20th TV, Hemingson most recently served as executive producer/co-showrunner on the studio’s upcoming CBS multi-camera comedy series Friends with Better Lives alongside creator Dana Klein. He previously served in the same capacity on 20th TV’s single-camera comedy series Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 for ABC and Traffic Light for Fox. Hemingson also worked on 20th TV’s animated comedies Family Guy and American Dad, live-action comedy How I Met Your Mother and drama Lie To Me. He created several projects that were picked up to pilot, two of which — the 2005 single-camera comedy Kitchen Confidential
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Sirens First Look: The EMTs of Denis Leary's USA Network Comedy Ride to the Rescue (?)

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You had better hope that laughter is the best medicine, because the key art poster for the new USA Network comedy Sirens suggests misplaced priorities for its star EMTs.

Related | ‘Old Spice Guy’ Cops Role on USA Network’s Sirens

From Rescue Me‘s Denis Leary and writer Bob Fisher (Traffic Light), the single-camera comedy (adapted from the UK series of the same name) follows the antics of three Chicago EMTs, played by Kevin Bigley (Game Change), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family) and Michael Mosley (Scrubs, Pan Am).

Though unruly men in their personal lives, these EMTs are the best in the biz professionally,
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Fresh Meat, MasterChef

Fresh Meat: 10pm, Channel 4

Series 3 of the university drama comes to Channel 4 tonight. Episode one sees the gang (apart from Josie who has moved to Southampton) back in the house. Desperate to attract some more female attention, Jp and Howard set up a fake skiing society to see if that'll pull any 'hotties', as Jp calls them. As Kingsley pines after recently relocated Josie, the gang decide to go and visit her down in Southampton for a 'Traffic Light Party'.

MasterChef: The Professionals: 8.30pm, BBC1

MasterChef: The Professionals brings a whole new batch of cooks desperate to please judges Gregg Wallace, Michel Roux Jr and Monica Galetti. In tonight's first episode, we see the hopefuls having to make a dish using a variety of ingredients including quinoa, artichokes, mushrooms, chocolate and mascarpone. Who will impress and who will make a dog's dinner out of their first challenge?
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'Super Fun Night' recasts a role, 'The Millers' adds 'New Girl' actor

A pair of new comedies for the fall -- ABC's "Super Fun Night" and CBS' "The Millers" -- are doing some recasting.

"Super Fun Night," created by and starring Rebel Wilson, has added Kate Jenkinson to its cast. Deadline reports she'll replace Kelen Coleman, who will remain in the pilot but be written out afterward.

Jenkinson and Wilson worked together on a pair of comedy series in their native Australia.

"The Millers," meanwhile, has added Nelson Franklin ("New Girl," "Traffic Light") to its cast. He'll play lead character Nathan Miller's (Will Arnett) brother-in-law; Michael Rapaport played the role in the original pilot.

More TV news and notes:

- HBO has picked up the comedy series "Togetherness" for eight episodes. It's about a couple (Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey), her sister (Amanda Peet) and his friend (Steve Zissis) all living together. Duplass and brother Jay Duplass created the show. [Deadline]

- NBC-owned stations,
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Nelson Franklin Joins CBS’ ‘The Millers’ As Regular

Nelson Franklin has joined the cast of CBS‘ new sitcom The Millers as a series regular. He joins Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, Jb Smoove and Jayma Mays on the Greg Garcia series, which will air Thursdays beginning September 26. Franklin, whose recent TV credits include HBO’s Veep and Fox’s New Girl and Traffic Light, is repped by Wme and Principato Young.
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'Veep' Actor Joins 'The Millers'

'Veep' Actor Joins 'The Millers'
Nelson Franklin has joined "The Millers."

CBS announced Franklin, whose other TV credits include "Veep," "The Office" and "Traffic Light," will play Adam, the husband of Jayma Mays' character Debbie. In the original "Millers" pilot, Michael Rapaport played Adam and Mary Elizabeth Ellis played Debbie. Mays, who played Emma on "Glee," was announced as Ellis' replacement in June.

"The Millers," which is written by "Raising Hope's" Greg Garcia, stars Will Arnett as a newly divorced local news reporter whose life is turned upside down when his parents (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) split. His mother moves in with him and his father movies in with Debbie and Adam.

Click here to read HuffPost TV's quick thoughts on the original "Millers" pilot.

"The Millers" premieres Thursday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m. Et on CBS.
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Two original comedies (but not 'Happy Endings') greenlit at USA

USA has picked up a pair original half-hour comedies to air alongside its big acquired series "Modern Family." It has not, however, made a move to revive "Happy Endings" following that show's cancellation by ABC.

Speculation has been running high for several weeks that USA would add "Happy Endings" to its roster if ABC dropped the show, but it didn't happen as part of USA's upfront announcements on Thursday (May 16). A report on Deadline says a pickup for "Happy Endings" is now "unlikely."

The two comedies USA did pick up are "Sirens," a show about an oddball group of EMTs in Chicago; and "Playing House," a female buddy comedy from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham ("Best Friends Forever").

"Sirens" stars Michael Mosley ("Pan Am"), Kevin Daniels ("Modern Family"), Jessica McNamee ("The Vow") and Kevin Bigley ("Game Change"). "Rescue Me" creator-star Denis Leary and "Wedding Crashers" and "Traffic Light" writer
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Fall TV 2013: 'About a Boy,' Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and more NBC comedy snap judgments

It's out with the old and in with the new when it comes to NBC comedy next season. The network renewed only two comedies this year -- "Parks and Recreation," which will be back in the fall with a full season, and "Community," which returns for another 13 episode arc at some point Tbd.

But NBC isn't cutting back on its commitment to comedy, they've simply ordered a slew of new shows including high-profile half-hours headlined by Emmy winners Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes.

Here's a rundown of the six new comedies NBC presented to advertisers today (May 13) at its 2013 upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York City:

"The Michael J. Fox Show" (Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Et)

One of the most anticipated fall comedies on any network, "The Michael J. Fox Show" brings Emmy-winning TV comedy legend Fox back to television as a stay-at-home dad who
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'Happy Endings' finale: Why I'll miss this show when it's gone

'Happy Endings' finale: Why I'll miss this show when it's gone
Happy Endings isn’t dead yet. But ABC might as well have dipped it in antelope blood, rolled it around in some truffle salt, and left it in a cage with some very hungry tigers, because tonight, the network will air the season finale — and it might also be the final episode of the show. And that’s sad, because a great sitcom like this one shouldn’t have to endure the indignities that this one has suffered, having already been yanked from the schedule for all of February and much of March, replaced by Celebrity Wife Swap (starring Coolio and Kate Gosselin!
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Where You've Seen Her Before

Where You've Seen Her Before
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 6, Episode 3 of AMC's "Mad Men," titled "The Collaborators."

Pete Campbell's (Vincent Kartheiser) latest affair with his neighbor Brenda (Collette Wolfe) caused a lot of problems at home with his wife Trudy (Alison Brie), who was not too happy with when Brenda showed up at the Campbell household after her husband beat her up.

Besides being appalled by Pete (and impressed by Trudy, who showed Pete who's boss), viewers may have been wondering why Brenda looked so familiar.

In addition to appearing in the Charlize Theron hit "Young Adult," Wolfe's TV credits include "The Office" and many ill-fated TV shows including "100 Questions," "Traffic Light" and "Friends With Benefits."

More recently, the actress starred opposite Dane Cook in NBC's "Next Caller." The show was well into production on its first season and was set to make a midseason debut, but
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Another Chi-town series: USA's 'Siren' call for Denis Leary

Announced today by USA Network is a new half-hour comedy pilot Sirens, with a cast including Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Jessica McNamee and Kevin Bigley to star. Denis Leary will co-write with Bob Fisher ("Wedding Crashers," "Traffic Light"), and both will executive produce the series along with Jim Serpico ("Rescue Me"), andHal Vogel and David Aukin of Daybreak Pictures. Apostle and Fox Television Studios will produce in conjunction with Daybreak Pictures. From USA The pilot, set to shoot in Chicago later this month, will be directed by Victor Nelli who will also executive produce. Premise The series follows three of Chicago's best EMTs whose sometimesself-loathing, other times narcissistic, and always downrightself-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustainingrelationships,
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Kim Raver joins Lifetime's 'Secret Lives of Wives' and more TV casting news

Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Kim Raver has found her next TV role.

Raver will star in Lifetime's drama pilot "The Secret Lives of Wives," about four close friends and their marriages, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She joins Salli Richardson ("Eureka"), Lauren Bittner ("Paranormal Activity 3") and Amber Clayton ("Three Rivers") in the cast.

The Reporter also notes that Valerie Cruz ("Off the Map") has joined the pilot as a woman who claims she had an affair with the husband of Raver's character. Jill Gordon (Lifetime's "Five," "My So-Called Life") is writing the pilot, which is based on a book by Iris Krasnow.

In still more "Secret Lives" news, Deadline reports the pilot has cast Callum Blue ("Smallville," "Secret Diary of a Call Girl") and Derek Smith as the husbands of Bittner's and Clayton's characters.

Other TV casting news:

- USA's comedy "Sirens" has found its principal cast. The Denis Leary
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Pilot Scoop: Denis Leary's USA Comedy Sirens Enlists Modern Family, Scrubs Actors

Pilot Scoop: Denis Leary's USA Comedy Sirens Enlists Modern Family, Scrubs Actors
USA Network has finalized casting on its Denis Leary-produced paramedic comedy pilot Sirens, tapping Michael Mosley (Scrubs, Pan Am), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family) and Kevin Bigley (Game Change).

From Leary and writer Bob Fisher (Traffic Light), the half-hour, single-camera project (adapted from the UK series of the same name) follows three of Chicago’s best EMTs whose sometimes self-loathing, other times narcissistic, and always downright self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for saving anyone unlucky enough to wind up in their ambulance.

Mosley will play Johnny, a good-looking,
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Denis Leary's New Comedy Sirens Reveals Cast

The USA Network's half-hour comedy pilot "Sirens" has offically announced a cast that includes Michael Mosley ("30 Rock," "Pan Am"), Kevin Daniels ("Modern Family"), Jessica McNamee ( The Vow ) and Kevin Bigley ( Game Change ). Denis Leary will co-write with Bob Fisher ( Wedding Crashers , Traffic Light ), and both will executive produce the series along with Jim Serpico ("Rescue Me"), and Hal Vogel and David Aukin ( Hyde Park on the Hudson , End Game ) of Daybreak Pictures. Apostle and Fox Television Studios will produce in conjunction with Daybreak Pictures. The pilot, set to shoot in Chicago later this month, will be directed by Victor Nelli ( "Happy Endings," "Wilfred"), who will also executive produce....
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