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Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order

Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order
ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades. ABC recently had a single-camera…
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ABC Orders Tim Doyle Comedy Pilot

ABC has ordered its first pilot for the 2018-19 season.

The Alphabet has picked up an untitled half-hour comedy from writer and executive producer Tim Doyle. The single camera comedy hails from ABC Studios. Set in the 1970s, it follows an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons navigating changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.

Doyle, represented by CAA, serves as a consulting producer on another ABC single-camera comedy, “Speechless.” His prior credits include ‘Imaginary Mary,” “Dr. Ken,” “The Real O’Neals,” “Last Man Standing,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Better Off Ted,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Aliens in America.”

ABC has had success in the family comedy space, most recently with “Speechless” and “Black-ish.” Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour this month, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told reporters, “With comedy, we’re going to continue to focus on family comedies because that is
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TVLine Items: Will & Grace Guest Stars, Ash vs Evil Dead Trailer and More

Will & Grace‘s parade of returning guest stars continues.

The latest actors set to reprise their roles on the NBC comedy include Alec Baldwin (as Karen’s government-agent ex Malcolm Widmark), Blythe Danner (as Will’s mom Marilyn Truman) and Sara Rue (as Grace’s sister Joyce).

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Additionally, Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) and Robert Klein (The Mysteries of Laura) will appear in upcoming episodes.

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Hector Elizondo & Holland Taylor To Star In Norman Lear & Peter Tolan’s ‘Guess Who Died’ NBC Comedy Pilot

Comedy veterans Hector Elizondo (Last Man Standing) and Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) have been cast as the leads in Guess Who Died, NBC’s single-camera comedy from Norman Lear and Peter Tolan, which has a pilot production commitment. Guess Who Died, from Sony Pictures TV, is based on Lear's personal experiences and described as a humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges we all experience at any stage of life. The comedy is set in the Las…
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Hector Elizondo, Holland Taylor Join NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Guess Who Died’

Hector Elizondo, Holland Taylor Join NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Guess Who Died’
Hector Elizondo and Holland Taylor have been cast in the NBC comedy pilot “Guess Who Died,” Variety has learned.

Based on Lear’s personal experience of working well into his 90’s, the single-camera series is described as a humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges people experience at any stage of life. Elizondo will play Murray, a positive and upbeat senior with sparkling eyes and a keen, sharp and wonderful sense of humor, who lives with his wife in the Las Esperanzado Senior Community in Palm Springs. Taylor will play Patricia, a former American Airlines flight attendant who is also Murray’s sister-in-law. She can be a little too proper at times, but she’s sharp as a tack with a great sense of humor.

Taylor is a television star with a career spanning over 50 years. She is perhaps best known for her role as Evelyn Harper in the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” for
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More Details On Live Action ‘Scooby’ Spinoff Zombie Film ‘Daphne and Velma’

More Details On Live Action ‘Scooby’ Spinoff Zombie Film ‘Daphne and Velma’
As we told you back in November, Sarah Jeffery (“Shades of Blue”) and Sarah Gilman (“Last Man Standing”) have been cast to play two iconic characters in Daphe and Velma, a live-action feature film that tells the story of Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley before they team up with Scooby and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang! In the film… […]
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Tim Allen Still Trying to Get Last Man Standing Back on the Air

Last Man Standing was a sitcom on ABC. It met with a fair amount of success from the viewers, which was why its cancellation on May 10 of 2017 came as something of a surprise for its viewership. Since that time, its star Tim Allen has been seeking to revive the series somewhere else, but so far, he has not been met with success in this regard. Why Was Last Man Standing Cancelled? When Last Man Standing was called, there was something of a political element to the uproar over the cancellation. For those who are unfamiliar with the incident,

Tim Allen Still Trying to Get Last Man Standing Back on the Air
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‘Last Man Standing’ Revival Not Moving Forward at CMT

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‘Last Man Standing’ Revival Not Moving Forward at CMT
Talks to revive “Last Man Standing” at CMT are not moving forward, TheWrap has learned.

The cable network was in very early negotiations with producers 20th Century Fox Television to revive the Tim Allen comedy last week, but has since decided not to move forward with a possible seventh season. CMT declined to comment.

When TheWrap previously reported that CMT was mulling the prospect of reviving the series, an individual close to the matter warned that a deal would be a longshot. Had Cmt picked up the show, it would have been the network’s second ABC revival after “Nashville” moved to the.
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‘Last Man Standing’: 20th Century Fox TV Will Seek New Home for Tim Allen Comedy (Exclusive)

‘Last Man Standing’: 20th Century Fox TV Will Seek New Home for Tim Allen Comedy (Exclusive)
Studio 20th Century Fox Television is looking for a new home for canceled Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing.”

Speaking to Variety Thursday, studio presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman said that they were surprised by ABC’s decision to pull the plug on the show.

“That’s the one that’s really an open sore right now,” Davis said. Kurtzman added, “We really were expecting a pickup. The fact that we didn’t get a pickup was a surprise and a disappointment. I think no one was more disappointed than Tim Allen, such a huge star with such a huge following.”

But the series, which was ABC’s second most-watched comedy last season behind “Modern Family,” may not be dead. Asked whether “Last Man Standing” would be shopped to other networks, Kurtzman said, “We’re starting to explore that. If it’s not going to go forward at ABC, of
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Last Man Standing Cancelled at ABC

Last Man Standing Cancelled at ABC
Last Man Standing is no longer on its feet: ABC has axed the Tim Allen sitcom after six seasons, TVLine has learned.

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Allen starred as Mike Baxter, a conservative sporting-goods exec whose traditional values often clashed with those around him, including his liberal son-in-law Ryan (Jordan Masterson). Nancy Travis co-starred as Mike’s wife Vanessa; Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever played Mike and Vanessa’s three daughters.

Last Man Standing was a Friday-night staple for ABC, racking up a total of 130 episodes.
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‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Friday To Extend Streak, ‘Emerald City’ Ratings Slip Further

‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Friday To Extend Streak, ‘Emerald City’ Ratings Slip Further
ABC’s Last Man Standing extended its strong 2017 ratings showing with another solid delivering last night. The multi-camera sitcom starring Tim Allen was the top program on Friday in adults 18-49 (Live+same day) for a fourth consecutive week with a 1.3 rating, even with last week and the second highest result for the show this season behind its January return (1.5). Last Man Standing has been a success story in broadcast syndication where it launched last fall. The extra…
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Ratings: The Exorcist Flat With Finale, Last Man Standing Wins Night

Ratings: The Exorcist Flat With Finale, Last Man Standing Wins Night
Fox’s The Exorcist on Friday night drew 1.84 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating with its season finale, scaring up a few more eyeballs week-to-week while holding onto to its demo low.

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Leading the night was ABC’s Last Man Standing (6.8 mil/1.2), which ticked up to hit and tie season highs. Dr. Ken (4.6 mil/0.9) also was up a tenth.

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CBS’ MacGyver (7.7 mil/1.0) rose 5 percent in audience while flat in the demo; Hawaii Five-0 (9.3 mil/1.1) dipped
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TV Ratings: 'Last Man Standing' and 'Malibu Country' debut high for ABC

TV Ratings: 'Last Man Standing' and 'Malibu Country' debut high for ABC
Fast national ratings for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

CBS won Friday night as usual this week, but it's ABC that's really celebrating after successful debuts of its sophomore comedy "Last Man Standing" -- up significantly from its first season finale -- and Reba McEntire's "Malibu Country," which delivered the network its highest ratings in that timeslot in 5 years. Meanwhile, their "Shark Tank" also hit a high in its timeslot.

Also of note -- after hitting a series low last week, "Nikita" is back on track. Sources tell Zap2it that The CW is content with the show's performance, particularly with legal downloads and streaming, and the show isn't in any immediate danger of getting axed.

Per usual, CBS won the night overall with an average of 9.6 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/11 share in households. ABC came in second with an average of 7.0 million viewers (4.5/8), with NBC at 5.2 million, 3.4/6. Fox was fourth
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Upfronts 2012: Complete Network Scorecard

Upfronts 2012: Complete Network Scorecard
With upfronts set to take place in New York next week, the broadcast networks are ready to tout returning favorites and introduce their newest fare. Keep track of what's coming back, what's canceled and what will be new to the 2012-13 schedule for Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW. Photos: Broadcast TV's Returning Shows for 2012-13 Season ABC Renewed: America's Funniest Home Videos The Bachelor Body of Proof Castle Dancing With the Stars Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 Grey's Anatomy Happy Endings Last Man Standing The Middle Modern Family Once Upon a Time Private Practice

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ABC Gives Full-Season Orders for 'Once Upon a Time,' 2 Comedies

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ABC Gives Full-Season Orders for 'Once Upon a Time,' 2 Comedies
ABC confirmed Thursday that it has placed full-season orders for fantasy drama "Once Upon a Time" and comedies "Last Man Standing" and "Happy Endings." The network also said that it has ordered five more scripts for Sunday night drama "Pan Am." The fairytale-themed "Once Upon a Time" had the best premiere for a new hourlong of the season on October 23. Competing against both the World Series and "Sunday Night Football" at 8 p.m., the new show at posted a 3.9 rating/10 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, with 12.8 million total viewers. Leading
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ABC Gives Full-Season Orders to Once Upon a Time, Happy Endings and Last Man Standing

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ABC Gives Full-Season Orders to Once Upon a Time, Happy Endings and Last Man Standing
ABC on Thursday granted full-season orders to two more of its freshman series — Once Upon a Time and Last Man Standing — as well as the sophomore comedy Happy Endings.

The Alphabet network also ordered five more scripts for the first-year drama Pan Am, which after a few turbulent weeks of ratings dips seems to have stabilized in its most recent flights.

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Once Upon a Time — which premiered very strongly (giving ABC its best Sunday-at-8 numbers in more than three years) and held steady in its
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Ratings: Last Man Standing Stands Tall, Ringer Rebounds, Parenthood Perks Up

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Ratings: Last Man Standing Stands Tall, Ringer Rebounds, Parenthood Perks Up
Last Man Standing may have the last laugh. Despite receiving decidedly mixed reviews, the Tim Allen vehicle premiered to 13 million total viewers on Tuesday night, while scoring a Glee-like 3.5 demo rating. That amounts to ABC’s most-watched 8 o’clock comedy premiere since September 2004, and the highest-rated one in five years. Plus, it was up 9 percent versus No Ordinary Family‘s year-ago performance in the same slot.

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Other Tuesday headlines include The CW’s Ringer (1.72 mil/0.7) rebounding from last week with a 17 percent bump in viewers and a 14 percent increase in the coveted 18-49 demo.
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