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TVLine Items: Natalie Zea's Interesting New Gig, Bethenny Is Loved, and Other TV News to Know

30 March 2011 12:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Natalie Zea has landed a role in a J.J. Abrams pilot for the 2011-12 TV season. (No, not Alcatraz – the other one.) But what does this mean for the future of Justified‘s Winona on the just-renewed FX hit?

In a word: nothing. TVLine spoke with Zea at FX’s upfront soiree Tuesday night, and she assured us that her involvement with the CBS pilot Person of Interest is strictly a one-time guest spot in the pilot. Per TVGuide.com, which broke the casting news, Zea will play a District Attorney whose life in endangered when she gets too close to a case. »

- Megan Masters

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'Daily Show' star joins 'The Assistants'

30 March 2011 4:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jason Jones has joined the cast of CBS comedy pilot The Assistants. The project, written by Tucker Cawley, will star Heather Locklear as Ali, a vapid celebrity. Deadline reports that Jones will play Ali's handsome husband Gale, who lives in the shadow of his more successful wife. He is best known for his role as a correspondent on The Daily Show and has also played recurring (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Jason Jones to co-star in The Assistants with Heather Locklear.

30 March 2011 12:37 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Jason Jones of The Daily Show will co-star in The Assistants pilot with Heather Locklear. The CBS' comedy pilot penned by Tucker Cawley follows assistants who work for Ali (Heather Locklear), a celebrity, and her younger husband Gale (played by Jones) who lives in her shadow. The Assistants follows Mike (David Henrie) who arrives in Hollywood from a small town and hopes the new job as an assistant to Ali will open new doors for him. Jones is known for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Law & Order, As The World Turns and How I Met Your Mother among other credits. »

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Jason Jones to co-star in The Assistants with Heather Locklear.

30 March 2011 12:37 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Jason Jones of The Daily Show will co-star in The Assistants pilot with Heather Locklear. The CBS' comedy pilot penned by Tucker Cawley follows assistants who work for Ali (Heather Locklear), a celebrity, and her younger husband Gale (played by Jones) who lives in her shadow. The Assistants follows Mike (David Henrie) who arrives in Hollywood from a small town and hopes the new job as an assistant to Ali will open new doors for him. Jones is known for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Law & Order, As The World Turns and How I Met Your Mother among other credits. »

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Jason Jones To Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot 'The Assistants'

29 March 2011 7:47 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is set to co-star opposite Heather Locklear in CBS' comedy pilot The Assistants, a Tucker Cawley-written ensemble about the assistants who work for a celebrity, Ali (Heather Locklear), and her younger hunky husband Gale (Jones) who lives in her shadow. It centers on Mike (David Henrie) who, newly arrived in Hollywood from a small town, is hoping his job as an assistant to Ali might open doors for him. This the second consecutive broadcast pilot for Jones, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment. Last season, he toplined ABC's comedy pilot How to Be a Better American. He joins fellow Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle who stars in another CBS comedy pilot, Home Game. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Heather Locklear Joins New CBS Pilot ‘The Assistants’

23 March 2011 10:08 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Former Melrose Place and Melrose Place reboot star Heather Locklear is headed back to television in the new CBS comedy, The Assistants.

In between her roles as Amanda Woodward in the ‘90s hit series Melrose Place, and the subsequent short-lived CW revamp a decade later, Locklear has guest starred on shows like Scrubs and Boston Legal, while also taking roles in films like Uptown Girls and A Perfect Man. Moving to a starring role in a television sitcom, though, will be nothing new; the actress also c0-stared in the ABC sitcom Spin City, for its final three seasons.

The Assistants, an ensemble sitcom from Everybody Loves Raymond and Parks and Recreation writer Tucker Cawley, centers on the four personal assistants of an A-list celebrity couple. Locklear will play one half of the couple as Ali, ...

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- Kevin Yeoman

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Heather Locklear will star in CBS comedy pilot 'The Assistants'

19 March 2011 1:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Heather Locklear is set to star in the CBS comedy pilot "The Assistants," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Locklear will play a celebrity who is aided by a group of humorous young assistants, played by David Henrie, T.J. Miller, Emily Rutherford and Lamorne Morris. The project was written by Tucker Cawley ("Everybody Loves Raymond"). Pam Fryman ("How I Met Your Mother") will direct the half-hour pilot, while Cawley and Kim Tannenbaum will executive produce. With a legendary TV resume, Locklear may be best known for "Melrose Place" and "Dynasty," although she is also linked to her roles on "Spin City" and »

- HitFix Staff

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Heather Locklear Joins The Assistants

19 March 2011 10:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Heather Locklear has joined the cast of the CBS pilot The Assistants.

The show centers on four assistants who work for a high-profile celebrity couple. Heather Locklear will play one half of the couple, Ali. David Henrie, T.J. Miller, Emily Rutherford, and Lamorne Morris are set to play the assistants.

Tucker Cawley wrote the pilot script with Pamela Fryman set to direct the pilot episode. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum will executive produce.

No production schedule was released for this new CBS pilot »

- MovieWeb

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Heather Locklear to be Given Assistants on CBS Pilot

19 March 2011 8:06 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Television favorite Heather Locklear has been cast in the new CBS pilot ‘The Assistants,’ www.tvline.com is reporting. The show, whose pilot was penned by ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’s writer Tucker Cawley, will follow four assistants who serve a celebrity couple’s every need. Locklear will portray Ali, an insecure actress and the wife of the couple. While the husband has yet been cast, the assistants will be portrayed by Emily Rutherfurd (from ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’); David Henrie (of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’); T.J. Miller (from ‘Carpoolers’) and Lamorne Morris (from ‘Brain Rush’). Locklear is known for starting her career by acting in such series as ‘Dynasty,’ where she played Sammy Jo [...] »

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Pilot News: Heather Locklear Gets Assistants

18 March 2011 8:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Assistants will answer to no less than Heather Locklear, now that the six-time Golden Globe nominee has signed on to star in the CBS pilot of that name.

Penned by Tucker Cawley (Everybody Loves Raymond), who will exec-produce with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), the ensemble project revolves around the four assistants who are at the beck and call of a celebrity couple. Locklear will play Ali, an insecure actress and the female half of the demanding bosses. (The husband is yet to be cast.)

The aforementioned assistants, meanwhile, will be played by Emily Rutherfurd »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Heather Locklear To Star In CBS' Comedy Pilot 'The Assistants'

18 March 2011 8:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Heather Lockelar has closed a deal to star in the CBS comedy pilot The Assistants, a young ensemble about the assistants who work for a celebrity, Ali (Locklear), and her husband. Written by Tucker Cawley, the project centers on Mike (David Henrie) who, newly arrived in Hollywood from a small town in Pennsylvania, is hoping his job as an assistant to Ali, who hails from the same small town as him, might open doors for him. In the meantime, he's learning the ropes from his fellow assistants who know how to tip-toe around their neurotic boss and her equally crazy husband. Ali is a famous actress who, despite her success (or perhaps because of it), is insecure and prone to wild mood swings. On the comedy side, Melrose Place alumna Locklear, repped by Icm and Brillstein, is best known for her role on ABC's Spin City. She most recently did a string of Lifetime movies, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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If 'Two and a Half Men' goes, what comes next? A look at CBS' comedy pilots

2 March 2011 3:51 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The future of "Two and a Half Men" is, let's say, cloudy at the moment.

If we had to guess right now, we'd say that the show, which is currently the most-watched comedy on TV, will be back in some form -- with or without Charlie Sheen -- for 2011-12. CBS will announce its lineup for next season in mid-May, which means the network, Warner Bros. TV, creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn and Sheen have about two and a half months to figure out what happens next.

But what if the worst-case scenario for CBS happens and "Men" doesn't come back at all?

Yes, the network would probably suffer some in the ratings -- but it would probably also come out Ok. CBS also has the No. 2 and 3 comedies in terms of viewers in "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly"; both shows are also in the Top 25 this »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Emily Rutherfurd Joins The Assistants

2 March 2011 12:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Emily Rutherfurd has joined the CBS comedy pilot The Assistants, which centers on four assistants to a celebrity couple.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emily Rutherfurd joins T.J. Miller (Cloverfield) as one of the assistants. The remaining two assistants have not yet been cast.

The multi-camera comedy is from writer Tucker Cawley, whose credits include Everybody Loves Raymond and Parks and Recreation. »

- MovieWeb

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Emily Rutherfurd, Rhys Darby Join CBS Comedy Pilots

1 March 2011 4:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Emily Rutherfurd is set to co-star in Tucker Cawley's comedy pilot for CBS The Assistants, a young ensemble about four assistants who work for celebrity couple Mike and Ali. Rutherfurd will play Ali's friendly, a bit manic and socially awkward sister who has lived her life in her famous sister's wake and now works for her as house manager, keeping tabs on everything, including the assistants. Flight of the Conchords alum Rhys Darby has been cast in CBS' comedy pilot How To Be A Gentleman, written by and starring David Hornsby. It revolves around a magazine that has changed ownership and centers on Alan (Hornsby) who writes a column on how to be a gentleman - in all aspects of life. Darby will play Alan's  brother in law.  Darby, who played the band's manager on Conchords, co-starred in Pirate Radio and Yes Man. The actor-comedian, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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T.J. Miller Boards The Assistants

27 February 2011 11:08 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cloverfield's T.J. Miller has signed on to play one of the title characters in the CBS pilot, The Assistants.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, T.J. Miller will play D.J., one of four assistants who works for a celebrity couple. The three remaining co-leads have not been cast yet.

The multicamera comedy is from executive producer Tucker Cawley, whose credits include Everybody Loves Raymond and Parks and Recreation. »

- MovieWeb

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Two More Actors Join Broadcast Pilots

26 February 2011 11:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tj Miller is the first actor cast in Tucker Cawley's comedy pilot for CBS The Assistants, a young ensemble about four assistants who work for a celebrity couple. Wme-repped Miller will play one of them, who at night he plays drums for a struggling band. Claire Wellin has joined NBC's drama pilot The Crossing. Written by Josh Brand, it is set in a Missouri town during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and centers on Jason, a Civil War soldier who crosses the country and settles into a complicated town where he is welcomed as its savior. Wellins will play a scrappy girl left alone in the world after losing her father and two brothers in the war, who is taken under Jason's wing. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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CBS fall development: The Robs (Riggle and Schneider) want to entertain you

17 February 2011 3:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

CBS may not have a project like Wonder Woman that’s eating up all the headlines, nor does it have a much-anticipated reboot in the works that has fans hoping for the best (and even anticipating the worst). But the No. 1 network (in viewers) doesn’t need to make a lot of noise with its fall 2011 development, especially when it continues to succeed with tried-and-true formats featuring law dogs and crime-fighting duos.

That said, the network does have a serious weapon in its arsenal that could end up upstaging Woman and those three angels on ABC. I’m talking to »

- Lynette Rice

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17 items from 2011


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