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Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to email@example.com. I need Supernatural scoop. How did Dean’s time as a demon change him? — Carl "Right now, it’s less about how he was and what he was, and it’s more about what he might possibly still be," Jensen Ackles tells me. "He’s still got the »
- Natalie Abrams
Fox may have a fictional Latvian basketball player in New Girl's Winston, but a new comedy in development brings some professional NBA talent to the network. EW can confirm that Fox has made a script commitment to a half-hour comedy loosely based on NBA all-star Baron Davis' life. The untitled single-camera comedy will be written by The Cleveland Show's Courtney Lilly and tell the story of a kid from South Central who, thanks to a scholarship, is able to attend a prestigious suburban school. With this change, he has to learn how to balance the two different »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Pro basketball player Baron Davis is getting into TV. Fox has made a script commitment to a half-hour single-camera comedy loosely based on the life of the former Los Angeles Clippers/Golden State Warriors star from New Girl's Jake Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The semi-autobiographical comedy, to be written by Courtney Lilly (The Cleveland Show, My Boys), centers on a kid from South Central who receives a scholarship to attend a prestigious suburban school and has to find a balance between two very different worlds. Davis, a two-time NBA all-star, will serve as an
- Philiana Ng
This is a reprint of our interview from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. "Laggies" opens in limited release beginning this weekend October 24. Since her breakout film “Humpday” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival five years ago, writer/director Lynn Shelton has been one of the hardest-working women in the business. In addition to her last two features—“Your Sister’s Sister” and “Touchy Feely”—she has also directed numerous episodes of “New Girl” and “Mad Men.” Her films are complex and touching explorations of human relationships and, until now, they have mostly been improvisational works developed with talented ensembles of actors (read our review here). In her latest film, “Laggies,” which premiered last week at the Sundance, Shelton switches gears, working from another person’s script for the first time—without most of her standard improvisation—on a much higher budget (“I broke the million-dollar mark, by quite a lot!”), and with a bigger cast of. »
- Kristin McCracken
Filmmaker Lynn Shelton didn’t direct her first film until after she’d turned 40, but she’s been plenty active since her 2006 debut, “We Go Way Back.” In addition to helming episodes of television shows like “Mad Men” and “New Girl,” she’s directed six films. Her latest, “Laggies,” comes out in wide release this week after a successful showing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. “Laggies” follows Meg (Keira Knightley), a woman in her 20s who runs away when her boyfriend (Mark Webber) proposes at her friend’s (Ellie Kemper) wedding. She ends up bunking with a high schooler (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single father (Sam Rockwell) as she tries to figure out what to do with her life. The film made sense for Shelton, who said she knows a thing or two about “long, circuitous” routes leading to her calling in life.
This is the first film that »
- Kevin Noonan
It’s up in the air whether New Girl will live to see another season, but considering it’s the best comedy on Fox by a mile, I would hope they’d recognize that fact and give it another pick-up. The star of the show, Zooey Deschanel, has moved from film to TV for the part, and it’s done wonders for her career. Deschanel is famous for her bangs and her eyes, in addition to her acting talent, and that got me thinking about a ridiculous photoshop opportunity, as I’m always on the hunt for new experiments. Today’s experiment? An eye transplant, taking Deschanel’s iconic peepers and seeing how well they’d fit on a number of other famous TV actresses currently starring on the most popular shows on television. Ever wonder why Deschanel’s eyes would look like if they showed up in Castle, The Walking Dead »
Bill Burr is getting animated for Netflix. The streaming service announced on Wednesday that it has ordered six episodes of F is for Family, an animated series based on the comedy of the oft-incensed stand-up. Created by Burr and Simpsons writer-producer Michael Price, the series focuses on the exploits of the Murphy family in the '70s, "a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport." Burr, whose TV resume includes such credits as Breaking Bad and New Girl, will provide the voice for the family's patriarch, Frank, while Laura Dern will »
- Dan Snierson
Bachelor Party will be adapted for television.
The adaptation focuses on three couples who are at different stages in their relationships. One pair are engaged, the second divorced, while the final couple have started dating.
ABC has given the go-ahead for a put pilot to be produced.
In the original film, Hanks played Rick Gassko, a man who tries to resist temptations to be unfaithful to his fiancée during his bachelor party.
Watch a clip from 1984's Bachelor Party below: »
The half hour sitcom has already earned a big put pilot commitment from the network and 20th Century Fox TV. Fox also has a TV show remake of Tom Hanks' 1988 comedy Big in development, as the studio was behind both films. Bachelor Party is being produced by the Small Dog Picture Co., run by feature film director Jason Winer, and Walcott Co., run by director Max Winkler and New Girl star Jake Johnson.
The Bachelor Party anthology series was co-created by New Girl writer-producers J.J. Philbin and Josh Malmuth, and will examine the sanctity of marriage through the lens of three couples: One about to get married, one divorced, and a third just starting to fall in love. They will experience their relationships day by day as they continue to grow and change. »
The film-to-tv trend continues with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party. Tom Hanks starred as the husband-to-be who has to survive the ultimate bachelor party while staying faithful to his fiancée. This new rendition is only loosely based on the original narrative and will come in the format of a half-hour comedy anthology series geared towards examining relationships and the institution of marriage. ABC scored the show via a big put pilot commitment with Jason Winer set to direct as long as his schedule permits. Should the Bachelor Party TV series get an order, Winer and Max Winkler will then alternate directing the episodes. Hit the jump for more on the new show. According to Deadline, New Girl’s Jj Philbin and Josh Malmuth came up with the concept, which centers on three different couples. There’s one that’s first falling in love, one that’s about to get married and »
- Perri Nemiroff
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Question: Grey’s Anatomy intel please? —Sammi
Ausiello: Amelia’s past substance-abuse issues — specifically the massive relapse she suffered while starring on a little show called Private Practice — will become a majorly hot topic around Grey Sloan Memorial in the Nov. 13 episode.
Question: Do you have anything on Laurel and Oliver on Arrow? I’m dying here! —Micaela
Ausiello: Would you settle for something on Ray-Felicity-Oliver instead? (You’re gonna have to, ’cause it’s all I gots! »
Following word of a TV series based on "Big" currently in development, not to mention a failed attempt last year to adapt "The Money Pit" into an NBC series, yet another Tom Hanks comedy from the 1980s is being dusted off for a small screen reboot.
The show examines relationships and the institution of marriage through the lens of three couples: one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love. Like "American Horror Story" and "True Detective," each season will focus on a whole new batch of characters.
- Garth Franklin
We've gone an entire month into the fall TV season without a single canceled show. That's amazing. Last year, the first canceled show was on Oct. 4 (ABC's Lucky 7). In 2012, it was on Oct. 10 (CBS' Made In Jersey). In 2011, Oct. 4 struck again (NBC's The Playboy Club). Usually, the first canceled show is followed within a week or so by a second and third. Yet here we are, on Oct. 21, with four weeks of new shows behind us (more weeks for some early launching titles, like Fox's Red Band Society and Utopia). And yet, the new shows are still standing. The broadcast »
- James Hibberd
I got chills, they’re multiplying, and I’m losing control… because it’s time for an all-new TVLine Mixtape!
What follows is a collection of tunes showcased recently on your favorite shows, complete with artist and album information.
Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked – but we always want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
So peruse our playlist, then hit the comments with your favorite TV jams. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @meggh11.
Series And Episode | Grey’s Anatomy, “I Must Have Lost It On The Wind” / Red Band Society, »
"Scandal" appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers “Scandal” was written around cliffhangers in its first three seasons, but the cliffhangers have now passed on to “How To Get Away with Murder.” As Joshua Alston says of “Scandal,” "It’s no longer a political thriller with heavy-to-a-fault spy genre flourishes, it’s 'Grey’s Anatomy' in the White House. And if that’s indeed what the writers are going for, the absence of a central, hashtag-friendly mystery makes perfect sense. I’ve been suspiciously anticipating this direction, but I’m far less worried than I was. If 'Like Father, Like Daughter' is any indication, that version of Scandal would be well-worth watching, if perhaps not the Twitter fuel it once was.” Plus: “Scandal” Secret Service agent talks about his big role. Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as “Dancing with the Stars' co-host Andrews is »
- Norman Weiss
The copy infringement lawsuit claiming that Fox comedy “New Girl” was ripped off from two unknown writers was dismissed by a judge, but the plaintiffs can refile and amend their complaint. See photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2014 (Photos) According to legal documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Central California obtained by TheWrap on Friday, Judge Stephen Wilson described writers Stephanie Counts and Shari Gould's complaint against Fox, William Morris Endeavor, show runner Elizabeth Meriwether and executive producer Peter Chernin as “ambiguous.” “Much of the parties’ arguments surrounding this issue illustrates a more fundamental problem with Plaintiffs »
- Debbie Emery
If you've ever wanted to dress like a super chic version of your favorite Saturday Night Live character, Saks Fifth Avenue has you covered. Especially if your favorite SNL character is Gilly. The department store's "Live From New York" collection, which was guided by SNL's costume designer Tom Broecker, features items from a variety of high-end designers that were inspired by classic SNL sketches. In some cases, the connections to SNL are tenuous at best. (Hello, Coneheads beanie.) In others, they're obvious—which is good news for those who can spend upwards of $1,000 to look vaguely like Mary Katherine Gallagher. »
- Esther Zuckerman
The I.T Crowd is something of a British institution. It is a beloved TV comedy from the pen of the incredibly talented Graham Linehan (Father Ted), which follows the slightly surreal, completely hilarious escapades of some technical support workers at a large corporation. Ultimately comprising four 6 episode seasons and a one-off ‘special’, the show aired in the UK from 2006 to 2010, with its single, triumphant return hitting screens to great acclaim in 2013. It helped launch the careers of its three main cast members – Chris O’Dowd (Dinner For Schmucks, Bridesmaids, This Is 40), Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The Watch, The Double) and Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock, The Honourable Woman), and also its main supporting player, Matt Berry (Moon, Snow White And The Huntsman). In the UK, it is widely held as the gold standard for TV comedy, and now, NBC have committed themselves to a Us pilot of the show, from Scrubs creator, »
- Sarah Myles
We all know and love Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day on New Girl right now, and in my opinion, it’s one of the best comedies currently on the air. Or at least one that for whatever reason, makes me laugh out loud consistently. Deschanel is much of the reason for that, though credit is more than due to her excellent supporting cast as well. It’s not easy to be the lead woman in a comedy almost entirely populated by males (other than the rare Cece appearance), but she does a fine job of it. And yet, when it was announced Deschanel would be leading her own show, it was something of a surprise. Granted this was back in 2011 when the first migration of film-to-tv actor was just starting to emerge, but most of us had remembered Deschanel largely for her movie roles, outside of brief guest spots on shows like… »
CBS’ Criminal Minds this Wednesday drew 10.9 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating (per finals), ticking up 3 percent and a tenth week-to-week and delivering the night’s most watched program.
Opening the Eye’s line-up, Survivor (9.3 mil/2.3) dipped 3 and 8 percent (tying a series low), while come 10 pm Stalker (7.9 mil/1.7) shed a few eyeballs but was steady in the demo.
ABC | A Toy Story special (6.2 mil/1.8) and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (6.2 mil/2.2) fell shy of Middle/Goldbergs numbers yet bested all but Survivor in the time slot. Modern Family (9.7 mil/3.4) dipped (but scored the night’s best »
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