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Step aside, Camille Braverman: Craig T. Nelson is setting his sights on someone new.
The former Parenthood patriarch has joined Netflix’s upcoming comedy Grace and Frankie in a recurring role, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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Coming off 100 episodes of FX’s Anger Management, Noureen DeWulf has been cast as a regular in another half-hour project, CBS' untitled hybrid comedy pilot written by former Modern Family executive producer Dan O'Shannon and Peter Warren. Directed by Pam Fryman, the ensemble project revolves around a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives. DeWulf will plat Sabrina, Andrew's (Adam Brody) co-worker and good friend at 25, his even closer friend… »
It looks like the Muppets may be heading back to the small screen, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is developing a reboot of The Muppet Show, which is being eyed as a straight-to-series variety show at ABC.
According to the site, a pilot presentation is being filmed next week, with Prady co-writing alongside Bob Kushell (Anger Management) and Randall Einhorn (Wilfred) directing. The project will bring back the original cast of Muppets, who “excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on.”
The original Muppet Show was produced by Jim Henson for the UK’s ITV, with the show running for 120 episodes across five seasons between 1976 and 1981.
- Gary Collinson
ABC has ordered a pilot presentation with “Muppets” characters from “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady and “Anger Management’s” Bob Kushell, the network said on Friday. Details on the project are scarce, but if the presentation is well received it may be ordered straight to series. The “Muppets” TV iteration is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studios, which Disney owns along with all of the “Muppets” properties originally created by Jim Henson. The project is being described as a behind-the-scenes comedy involving classic “Muppets” characters like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and others. The proof of concept presentation is set. »
- L.A. Ross
After a successful return to the big screen with 2011's The Muppets and last year's sequel Muppets Most Wanted, The Muppets are returning to the small screen with a new TV series from The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management writer-producer Bob Kushell. ABC has ordered a comedy pilot presentation for the new Muppets TV series, which Deadline reports will be set behind-the-scenes of a late-night talk show. Both Bill Prady and Bob Kushell will executive produce, with Bob Kushell serving as showrunner, should it get picked up to series.
Disney-owned The Muppets Studios is co-producing with ABC Studios. Disney bought the Muppets character rights back in 2004, but this is the first we've heard of a new Muppets TV series. Of course, the franchise first started on the small screen with several of the characters appearing on Sesame Street when it debuted in 1969, before creator Jim Henson »
It's time to play the music and it's time to light the lights again! The Muppet Show is the latest show poised for a reboot. Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang could be coming back with a new series on ABC from some top-notch talent. The Big Bang Theory's Bill Prady and Anger Management and Suburagtory veteran Bob Kushell, Muppets guru Bill Barretta and Randall Einhorn of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Nurse Jackie fame are on board as executive producers. Einhorn, who has directed countless of your favorite shows including Fargo, The Office, Always Sunny and Parks and Recreation, will direct the pilot presentation set to film in Los Angeles next week. E! News has learned the project is still in »
It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. The Muppet Show is coming back. We’ve heard rumors about a Muppet Show reboot for months now, and today TV Line is reporting that the show is definitely in the works at ABC with The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady acting as co-writer and executive producer. ABC will apparently shoot a pilot presentation for The Muppet Show reboot this month with the working title Muppets 2015, after which they’ll make a final decision about whether to order it to series. Per TV Line, the logline for the redo is as follows: “The Muppets gather excitedly at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on.” [caption id="attachment_437203" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via ABC[/caption] Anger Management alum Bob Kushell will serve as showrunner, executive producer, and co-writer for the reboot, »
- Adam Chitwood
Another top brand from Disney’s portfolio may be getting a series treatment on ABC. The network has ordered a presentation for a comedy pilot featuring the Muppets. The presentation is being written by veteran comedy showrunners Bill Prady, co-creator of blockbuster The Big Bang Theory, and Bob Kushell (Anger Management). Details about the premise are being kept under wraps, but I hear the show would be set behind the scenes of a late-night talk show, with most signature… »
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The network is slated to shoot a pilot presentation later this month under the working title Muppets 2015. Details of the plot are sketchy, but TVLine has obtained the following logline: “The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not »
It may be time to light the lights. ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of The Muppets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation that sources say could be unspooled at May's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue advertisers. Sources tell THR that the project, if all goes well, could go straight to series. Bob Kushell (Anger Management, 3rd Rock From the Sun) will also co-write and is attached to serve as showrunner, with Wilfred's Randall Einhorn attached to exec produce
- Lesley Goldberg
According to "The Hollywood Reporter," Prady and Bob Kushell ("Anger Management," "3rd Rock From the Sun") are writing a script for a pilot presentation that could be shown off as early as the television upfronts in May. The show will reportedly start filming next weekend.
The concept for the show sounds like it will hit some viewers right in the nostalgia #feels, while also being cool and meta enough to keep pace with the 21st century viewer. "Sources say the concept for the presentation includes the regular cast of characters created by Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Animal, among others - gathering at ABC Studios for a meeting about the new 'Muppet Show.' However, the show won't move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on, and »
- Jenni Miller
Get ready to rekindle some more nostalgia as ABC is set to film a proof of concept pilot for The Muppets. This latest iteration will be brought to us by Bill Prady, who more recently was responsible for co-creating The Big Bang Theory. Prady will also be working with Bob Kushell (Anger Management) in bringing this pilot to life. Word is that the concept for the pilot involves the original cast of characters created by Jim Henson meeting up at ABC Studios to talk about the possibility of »
- Sean Wist
Congratulations are in order for these two lovebirds! E! News confirms that Anger Management actress Noureen DeWulf and her NHL hubby Ryan Miller have welcomed their first child together. The pair met their newborn son, Bodhi Ryan Miller, when he entered the world at 3:06 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 20, and weighed in at 7 pounds. "He was born in Vancouver, Canada, where Noureen is currently living while Ryan is in season. They will return to Los Angeles after," her rep tells us. And the proud parents didn't waste any time sharing a snapshot of their adorable addition with the world. DeWulf took to Instagram to post a precious, up-close photo of her little boy's face with the caption, "My baby »
Charlie Sheen is still mad President Obama wasted “that kind of time” to fill out an Ncaa bracket. “I don’t care about the picks. I care about wasting that kind of time when the world is in the state it’s in right now,” Sheen told TMZ a day after he took Obama to task on Twitter for the same offense. “It just makes me insane” Sheen added. “It’s not cool. It’s not fair to the families and to who we are as a republic. We deserve better from our president.” Also Read: 7 Juiciest Charlie Sheen Revelations »
- Joe Otterson
Being a mom has given Selma Blair hope for the whole world. "It blows my mind to think about how intense the bond is that women have with their children, especially in the first few years of life. And it just blows my mind that everyone who has children feels this way, too," the Anger Management star told The Glow in a recent interview. "If the world is capable of this much love, and patience, and understanding, I just can't imagine what we're all capable of together." Of course, even her pregnancy—she gave birth to son Arthur in July 2011—started off on a high note. "I was so blissed-out when I was pregnant," Blair raved. "I had an amazing »
“Brian Austin Green had to withdraw from the project due to a viral infection from which he is expected to make a full recovery,” 20th Century Fox TV said in a statement to our sister site Deadline.
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A photo posted by Denise Richards (@deniserichards_officialpage) on Mar 9, 2015 at 9:08pm Pdt Is there any better birthday present for a child than to have her divorced parents actually getting along? To celebrate their daughter Sam Sheen's 11th birthday, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards set aside their differences in order to enjoy a dinner as one big happy family. Richards, 44, posted a photo to her Instagram of herself with Sheen, Sam and their other daughter Lola, 9, from the restaurant Barton G in Los Angeles. Everybody was all smiles in the photo posted late Monday evening, which is a welcome »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Sam Simon, a producer and writer who co-created "The Simpsons" along with Matt Groening and James L Brooks, has died after along battle with colon cancer. He was 59 years old. Early in his career, Simon served as an executive producer on the "Taxi" sitcom. At the age of only 23. He also wrote and produced such comedies as "Cheers" and "The Drew Carey Show." More recently, he worked as a consultant on Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" sitcom. But Simon will always be known for creating "The Simpsons." He worked with Groening and Brooks on "The Tracey Ulman Show," on which The Simpsons got their start and later getting their own series in 1989. "The Simpsons" has since become the longest-running primetime series in television history. Simon eventually left the show in 1993 to become a philanthropist, who gave away his fortune to charities as PETA, Save the Children and his own Sam Simon Foundation, »
Prolific television writer and producer Sam Simon has passed away, Deadline is reporting. Simon succumbed to the colorectal cancer that he had been fighting since 2012. He was 59.
Simon began his career in television working on animated features such as Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a storyboard artist. Having an interest in writing as well, Simon submitted a spec script for the television show Taxi, which subsequently led to the hiring of him as a writer and eventual showrunner for the series’ final season, where he first worked with James L. Brooks.
His path through television led him to the writing rooms of other luminary TV shows such as Cheers, Barney Miller, and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, ultimately leading him to be a writer and producer on The Tracey Ullman Show, where he once again worked with Brooks.
- Deepayan Sengupta
American writer, director producer Sam Simon has passed away aged 59, having lost his battle with colon cancer on Sunday evening.
Best known as co-creator and producer of The Simpsons, Simon’s credits include the likes of Taxi (where he served as showrunner), Cheers, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, The Tracey Ullman Show, The George Carlin Show, The Drew Carey Show, Friends and Anger Management.
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, the nine-time Emmy Award winner announced he was giving away his fortune to charitable causes, including numerous animal organisations, having been a champion of animal rights during his lifetime.
- Gary Collinson
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