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NBC's a cappella singing competition, "The Sing-Off," is getting back to its roots. The show, which originally began with a December run in 2009 but later expanded to a full fall season, definitely suffered when it strayed from its successful holiday format, host Nick Lachey tells Zap2it.
"When they did move it to the full fall schedule it did lose a little something," Lachey tells Zap2it. "And I think that maybe was the fear for all of us going into it: 'I hope we don't lose what we have because we were kind of on to something special.' So it's cool to see it go back to where I think it belongs and it seems to work really well."
The holidays are the best time to run a show like "The Sing-Off," says Lachey. "It's a feel-good show. It's not one of these shows where the judges are »
Directed by the co-writer of I Heart Huckabees, Aubrey Plaza (Parks And Recreation) features as living-girl-turned-zombie Beth, girlfriend of Zach (Dane DeHaan – The Place Beyond The Pines), who resurrects after dying. What’s the first thing Zach does after discovering his dearly beloved has now departed? Ties her to his oven of course! Co-starring John C. Reilly (Wreck-it Ralph), Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), this is one comedy we don’t want to miss. These stills give us a glimpse into Beth’s new blood-splattered persona, as well as a hint at the romance between Plaza and DeHaan’s characters.
Life After Beth will premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014 in January.
Source: Sundance Film Festival
The post Zombie Aubrey Plaza Stars In »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
GQ has unveiled an end-of-the year list titled "Year in Babes" and, well, it's pretty hard to argue with these choices. But rather than just simply roll out the names of several lovely ladies, the magazine has also acknowleged what helped make them so memorable in 2013. (Other than looking really good.) For example, Jennifer Lawrence was recognized for the "Sexiest (Possibly Fake) Pratfall of the Year," referring to her slight stumble as she made her way to the podium to accept her Oscar. Elizabeth Moss, meanwhile, was singled out for her Kiwi accent in Top of the Lake and Anna Kendrick made the cut thanks to her rendition of "Cups" in Pitch Perfect. Other gorgeous »
The pairing of composer Christophe Beck (Pitch Perfect, Burlesque) with lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez recaptures some of the magic of Menken/Ashman from 1989-1992 in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. The screenplay by Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Ralph), who also shared directing duties with Chris Buck (Tarzan), carefully balances dark subject matter with good-natured humor as it transports the audience into a magical frozen world.
Idina Menzel won a Tony for her Broadway performance in Wicked as Elphaba, the misunderstood "wicked witch" forced into isolation by her appearance and powers. The role of snow queen Elsa she plays in Frozen is not a very far stretch from that character, though she is »
- Mike Saulters
Happy Thanksgiving! Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Thursday, November 28, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale and it's another 20-after-midnight start and it looks like the deals are getting better as the week goes on. Today we begin with a discount on the fifth season of "True Blood" and Les Miserables on Blu-ray and later in the day Blu-rays of Warm Bodies, Prometheus, Django Unchained, The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Heat, Zero Dark Thirty, Pacific Rim and Oblivion go on sale. Just check out the schedule below so you know when to start clicking. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Thursday, November 28 Deals starting at »
- Brad Brevet
Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre played host to an array of exciting performances and memorable events on Sunday like J.Lo's tribute to Celia Cruz, but the 2013 American Music Awards belonged to pop/country sensation Taylor Swift.
The 23-year-old songstress nabbed this year's top honors of Artist of the Year, setting an AMAs record for most individual wins in the category.
Reaping the reward of her immensely successful fourth studio album Red, Swift also took home a triad of other awards, including Favorite Country Album, Favorite Female Country Artist, and Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist.
Swift's numerous wins stole the spotlight from Rihanna, who received the inaugural Icon Award for her immense worldwide influence on pop music. The honor was presented to her by her mother, Monica Fenty.
Rihanna was nominated in two of the categories for which the "Sweeter Than Fiction" singer received awards (Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist) , but managed to swipe »
The 2013 American Music Awards is one of the biggest nights in the music business. Hosted by Pitbull, the night was chock full of performances by artists like Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, and many more live from the Nokia Theater on Sunday, Nov. 24 on ABC. So who walked away as the champion of the night with the most hardware?
Check out the full list of winners below. Winners are in bold and will be updated as the show continues:
Artist Of The Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
New Artist Of The Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Single Of The Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz/Thrift Shop
Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I./Blurred Lines
Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Where aren’t you Hugh? TNT has announced that its annual Christmas in Washington special will be hosted by Hugh Jackman. The holiday concert special will air on December 20th at 8:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), and will feature some very special performers, including: Anna Kendrick, Sheryl Crow, Backstreet Boys, and more.
This has long been one of my favorite holiday traditions, and has offered up some of the most entertaining performers, and all-around enjoyable evenings for years.
That tradition continues (well, quite frankly, I’m not a fan of Backstreet Boys) this year with not only some great performances, but you can’t go wrong with Hugh Jackman running your show, whatever it is. Right? I can’t wait for Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick is a surprisingly awesome singer, and you don’t want to miss Pat Monahan.
Catch all the info below, and let me know if you’ll be tuning in. »
- Marc Eastman
The Sing-Off was never officially canceled, but it was a pleasant surprise when NBC picked it up for a fourth season in March, after going off the air in November 2011. After the huge success of a-cappella-pixie-dream-film Pitch Perfect (for which The Sing-Off producer Deke Sharon arranged the music), and an estimated 40 bajillion YouTube views for season 3 winner Penatonix, bringing back this cult favorite was a no-brainer. »
- Jodi Walker
TBS‘ new original comedy series Ground Floor premiered Thursday night with 1.6 million viewers, including 918,000 adults 18-49. This is an unspectacular ratings start for the workplace romantic comedy, given its auspices. Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence wrote the sitcom with former Friends and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Greg Malins, and comedy veteran Jeff Astrof (Grounded For Life) was tapped as exec producer/showrunner after its 10-episode pickup; Jeff Ingold is among its exec producers. The series stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Briga Heelan (Cougar Town) and John C. McGinley (Scrubs). For comparison sake, January’s premiere of Cougar Town on TBS was considered decent, if unspectacular, at 2.2 million viewers, with more than 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 613,000 adults 18-34 in Live+Same Day. That was on par or slightly lower than TBS’ recent comedy premieres for Men At Work (2.65 million total viewers, 1.63 million adults 18-49, 851,000 adults 18- »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
TBS’ new comedy Ground Floor primarily takes place within the walls of a typical office building, but on the day Entertainment Weekly visited the set, star Skyler Astin had swapped his suit and tie for some gear fit for a day at a baseball game. In the episode, which will air in a few weeks, his character, Brody, takes new girlfriend Jenny (Briga Heelan) out to the ball game, where they clash over more than just their opposing team loyalties.
“Brody is a fan of the Giants and being in the luxury suite at all the games, and I got us really, »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Two longtime television colleagues are scrubbing in again as they launch a new series.
John C. McGinley worked with executive producer Bill Lawrence for nine seasons as the caustic Dr. Perry Cox on the hospital sitcom "Scrubs." Now the actor plays another slightly off-center mentor as Mr. Mansfield, the self-impressed boss of young bankers in "Ground Floor," a new comedy co-created by Lawrence that premieres with two episodes Thursday, Nov. 14, on TBS.
"When Billy called me up about this, I was just coming off '42,' " the perpetually busy McGinley tells Zap2it, "and I was happily reintegrating myself into doing films. I told him that having had one of the premium experiences of my life, doing the nine years on 'Scrubs' and playing such a damaged and delicious character, I was pretty gun-shy about going back in that pool. And Billy just broke it down for me »
For a channel that uses the slogan "Very Funny," it's not like TBS has had many funny comedies that weren't hits elsewhere before being snatched up in syndication. But Ground Floor, while not groundbreaking in any way, may change that. Ground Floor is the latest sitcom from Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) and Greg Malins (2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother), a sitcom that wedges a romantic comedy into an Upstairs, Downstairs premise. One thing worthy of mention: Ground Floor features two actors from last year's hit a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect. It also shares certain thematic
- Tim Goodman
Even though a lot of us have put our coming out process behind us, there are also a lot of people, young and old, who are dealing with it now or will very soon and the new film, Geography Club, is the kind of movie that appeals to everyone.
Based on former AfterElton editor Brent Hartinger’s first book in the Russel Middlebrook series, the film version was written by Edmund Entin and directed by his brother, Gary Entin. The central role of Russel is played by Cameron Dean Stewart (Pitch Perfect) who brings a realness and honesty to his portrayal of a teenager trying desperately to connect with other people.
- Jim Halterman
Tonight at 10/9c, TBS invites you to get in on the Ground Floor with its new comedy about a money manager named Brody (played by Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin) who one night hooks up with — and then remains hooked on — Jenny, who works wayyy downstairs in his office building’s maintenance office.
As such, in addition to being what Astin has dubbed a “sitcom, office-place version of Downton Abbey,” the Bill Lawrence-produced newbie is also in a way the anti-Cheers, in that its two leads come together as one from the get-go.
“It’s definitely different in that »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
If you were one of the many who developed a crush on Skylar Astin after seeing Pitch Perfect, then you're probably excited for the premiere of his new TV series, Ground Floor. The TBS sitcom comes from writer Bill Lawrence, the man behind Scrubs and Cougar Town. Here's a feel for what to expect from the new show, which premieres tonight. What it's about: Brody (Astin) is a rising star in the finance world, which means he's pretty much sold his soul to the world of money management. When he hooks up with - and, consequently, falls for - Jennifer (Briga Heelan), who works in his company's maintenance department (literally, on the ground floor), he has to succumb to scrutiny from his boss and co-workers. At the same time, he's struggling to make a relationship work with a free spirit who doesn't really understand Brody's dedication to a seemingly boring career. »
- Becky Kirsch
On TV this Thursday: Parks and Rec returns with a vengeance, The Millers have an awkward family chat, Vampire Diaries works Nina Dobrev overtime, politics heat up on Parenthood, TBS’ Ground Floor premieres and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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- Misha Solomon
'Tis the season, for holiday-themed movies to bum rush the theaters. But before "The Christmas Candle" burns bright, "Frozen" casts its snowy spell, "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" brings in yuletide laughs, or "Black Nativity" lies awake in a manger, we get "The Best Man Holiday." The sequel to 1999's "The Best Man," and written and directed by Malcolm Lee (Spike Lee's cousin), the movie reunites a dynamic cast that includes Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, and Harold Perrineau, and follows a group of friends as they assemble for the holidays.
It's the first holiday movie out of the gate, but is it too early to get into the Christmas spirit? And, perhaps most importantly, does "Best Man Holiday" fill your stocking with goodies or coal?
1. It's a Sequel
If "The Best Man Holiday" seems vaguely familiar, that's because it is -- »
- Drew Taylor
If 2015 wasn’t already a crowded enough year for sequels, with Star Wars: Episode VII, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Batman/Superman, Terminator and Ted 2 all lobbying for your hard-earned cash, Universal has a 2015 release date for Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to last year’s surprise box-office smash.
The original Pitch Perfect was a stunning success, grossing $113 million worldwide against a budget of $17 million, so the studio’s eagerness to fast-track a sequel is certainly understandable. When you factor in the generally positive reception that the first entry received (our own Jonathan Lack gave the film three and a half stars), it’s not hard to see why Universal is currently trying so hard to turn the acapella comedy into a full-blown franchise.
- Isaac Feldberg
As one of the stars of Broadway's Spring Awakening and the hit a capella film Pitch Perfect, Skylar Astin has won fans and stolen hearts thanks in no small part to his beautiful voice. Which is why it makes total sense that, despite the fact that he's playing a suit-wearing banker on the new workplace comedy Ground Floor (Thursday, 10/9c), TBS is putting his singing talents to good use. Not only does he get to rock out to Aerosmith in the show's promos, but he also belts some Elton John in the show's premiere. "It's always done with a comedy twist," Astin tells TVGuide.com. "It's always done out of a real, genuine story-driven moment and it never feels cheap or unearned. People are really going to have their cake and eat it too."
To preview his new show, in which his character, Brody, falls for a maintenance supervisor (Briga Heelan »
- Kate Stanhope
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