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Joey Boots, Howard Stern Show Star, Passes Away at 49

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Joey Boots, Howard Stern Show Star, Passes Away at 49
As we quickly creep up on on the final days of 2016, the world continues to lose beloved celebrities, making this year one of the worst in recent memory when it comes to famous deaths. Today, the radio world was hit hard with the news that beloved Howard Stern Wack Pack member Joseph Bassolino had died. The man was 49.

Better known as Joey Boots, Bassolino was a longtime member of the Howard Stern Show family, and one of the more popular Wack Pack members. A prominent member of the group who often toured outside the show, gathering big crowds wherever he went, the man succumbed to undisclosed caused. He is perhaps most famous for unleashing his iconic catch phrase on the world, 'Ba Ba Booey'. This was in reference to longtime Howard Stern producer Gary Dell'Abate.

According to Deadline, reports claim that Bassolino was found unresponsive at his New York apartment
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Reaper (2007)

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Reaper

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Created by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters

Produced by Dark Baby Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, ABC Studios, Fazekas & Butters

Aired on The CW for 2 season (31 episodes) from September 25, 2007 – May 26, 2009

Cast

Bret Harrison as Sam Oliver

Tyler Labine as Burt ‘Sock’ Wysocki

Missy Peregrym as Andi Prendergast

Rick Gonzalez as Ben Gonzalez

Ray Wise as the Devil

Show Premise

Sam Oliver is a coddled college dropout who spends his daily routine living a low stakes life with his slacker friends while working at a hardware megastore named “The Work Bench”. He’s got no real skills, no ambition, and no desire for much of anything, except for maybe harboring a longtime crush on his coworker Andi. A fire is put under Sam after he learns that his parents had sold his soul to the Devil, which will be claimed upon his 21st birthday. When the Devil arrives, he
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The Fosters Finds Its New Jesus

The Fosters Finds Its New Jesus
Jesus will have a different look when he returns to The Fosters later this season.

The ABC Family drama has recast the role of Mariana’s twin brother — originally played by Jake T. Austin — with Noah Centineo (Austin & Ally), the network announced Monday.

RelatedDawson’s Creek, Buffy Reruns Coming to ABC Family This Summer

The actor will make his debut as a series regular in the second half of the third season, premiering in 2016.

Austin left The Fosters after the close of Season 2, which ended with Jesus getting into a traumatic accident. However, it was revealed in this month’s
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TVLine Items: Danny Trejo's Dusk Role Revealed, McHale Hosts Espys & More

TVLine Items: Danny Trejo's Dusk Role Revealed, McHale Hosts Espys & More
If you needed more evidence that Danny Trejo is not someone you want to upset, El Rey Network has provided Exhibit A.

The cabler on Friday released a photo from Trejo’s upcoming stint on From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, in which the Machete star will play “The Regulator,” a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

From Dusk Till Dawn‘s sophomore season is slated to premiere this summer. Check out the photo below, in which The
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‘The Odd Couple’ Review: Matthew Perry Comedy Premiere Doesn’t Close the Deal

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‘The Odd Couple’ Review: Matthew Perry Comedy Premiere Doesn’t Close the Deal
“Friends” star Matthew Perry‘s newest series takes one of television’s oldest premises into 2015 on CBS’s remake based on Neil Simon’s 1965 play, “The Odd Couple,” which was also made into the 1968 film and an ABC sitcom during the early-70s. In accordance with the Simon premise, CBS’s 2015 version finds sloppy Oscar Madison (Perry), a sports radio host, welcoming his college pal Felix Unger (“Newsreaders” actor Thomas Lennon) into his home after separating from his wife. An allergy-prone neat freak, Felix proceeds to clean Oscar’s home, alienate Oscar’s sports buddies and endear himself to Oscar’s beautiful neighbor,
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Watch My Show: Newsreaders' Jim Margolis and David Wain Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Adult Swim's TV newsmagazine parody Newsreaders is back for Season 2 with more absurdity and a new host, Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory). Guest stars this season include Malin Akerman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jenna Fischer, Danny Pudi, Rob Riggle and David Hasselhoff. Executive producers Jim Margolis (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) and David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) filled out the TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why Newsreaders is worth the headline.

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Taran Killam, Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson Join ‘Brothers in Law’

Taran Killam, Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson Join ‘Brothers in Law’
Saturday Night Live” cast member Taran Killam is starring in the comedy “Brothers in Law” with Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson, David Wain and fellow “SNL” star Bobby Moynihan.

SNL” creator Lorne Michaels is producing and the team of Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez is directing. Shooting began on Tuesday in Oregon.

The original script was written by Cameron Fay with Killam amd Mikey Day performing rewrites. The story is described as having elements of “Meet the Parents” and “What About Bob?”

Fay and Harris have been tweeting photos from the set.

Best cast a boy could ask for! Rt @RitaWilson: @bibbymoynihan @RachaelEHarris @davidwain Man, this is No fun at all. http://t.co/gm9VkXpU7U—

Cameron Fay (@Cameron_Fay) August 20, 2014

Oh good times with the couples! #swinging @ritawilson #billpullman @davidwain #brotherinlaws http://t.co/BzPxFqrHqj—

Rachael Harris (@RachaelEHarris) August 19, 2014

Villines and Rodriguez have directed and edited comedy shorts for Funny or Die,
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Fox Inks First-Look Deal With ‘Burning Love’ Duo Jonathan Stern & Keith Quinn

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Continuing to look outside the traditional TV development process, Fox Broadcasting Co. has inked a first-look deal with Burning Love producer Jonathan Stern and executive/producer Keith Quinn. Under the pact, Fox will have first-look rights to comedy projects developed by Stern and Quinn that are suitable for development on digital platforms, such as Hulu and Roku, with the eventual goal of becoming TV series on Fox, FX, Fxx or other networks. Additionally, Stern and Quinn will provide distribution and producing services (via Stern’s Abominable Pictures) for select projects that The Lonely Island develop under their deal with Fox. “Jon and Keith have a proven track record of making outrageous digital comedy series that have graduated to successful on-air shows,” said Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Svp of Multi-Platform Programming for Fox. Stern and Quinn’s collaboration began when Stern pitched Burning Love to Quinn at Paramount – the series, executive-produced by Stern,
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CBS Enters Holding Deals With 3 Actors Following Diversity Comedy Showcase

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CBS Enters Holding Deals With 3 Actors Following Diversity Comedy Showcase
CBS has signed talent holding deals with three actors following their performances at January’s Diversity Comedy Showcase, including a deal for a lead role in the pilot for the upcoming “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff “How I Met Your Dad.” As previously reported by TheWrap, Drew Tarver has signed on for a role on “How I Met Your Dad,” playing Todd, the best friend and college roommate of Sally (Greta Gerwig) who is now married to Sally’s brother. Tarver, a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Harold Team, has appeared on “Animal Practice” and “Newsreaders,” and has created and.
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Drew Tarver joins 'How I Met Your Dad'

Drew Tarver joins 'How I Met Your Dad'
The How I Met Your Dad gang is starting to come together. Soon enough, they’ll need a booth to fit them all.

But for now, EW has confirmed that Drew Tarver has been cast as Todd, Sally’s “best friend and roommate from college who is now married to her brother.” Sally is of course played by Greta Gerwig.

Tarver was discovered at a CBS Diversity Showcase in January and signed to a CBS Talent Holding Deal before being cast in the How I Met Your Mother spin-off. He previously worked on Animal Practice and Newsreaders.
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Drew Tarver Lands A Lead In ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff

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Exclusive: From obscurity to a lead of one of the hottest pilots — that has been the trajectory for young actor Drew Tarver over the past month. Exactly a month ago, the Upright Citizens Brigade member performed at CBS‘ 9th annual Diversity Showcase as a Lgbt participant. The network signed him in a talent holding deal, and he has now been cast as one of the leads of How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad. In the vein of the original series, Himyd tells the story from a female point of view, that of Sally (Greta Gerwig), and revolves around a new group of friends in New York. Tarver will play Todd, Sally’s best friend and roommate from college who is now married to her brother. Related: 2014 CBS Pilots Tarver, repped by Paradigm and Industry Entertainment, has trained at Ucb, the Groundlings, Westside Comedy Theatre and Acme Theater in New York.
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Alan Tudyk Becomes One of Adult Swim’s “Newsreaders” and Chris Colfer Joins the “Hollywood Game Night” Finale

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TVLine has the scoop on the proposed Supernatural spin-off. The series will follow a new hunter who comes to realize that Chicago is under the control of five monster families and the tensions from their attempts to consolidate power while maintaining the peace. I have to admit, that sounds a lot soapier than I’d expect out of a Supernatural spin-off.

When Adult Swim’s fake news show Newsreaders returns for its second season, it will feature a new host — Alan Tudyk. I’ll miss (previous Newsreaders host) Mather Zickel but Alan Tudyk getting a chance to be goofy is generally a good thing.

Too bad “goody and naked” isn’t likely on a fake news show.

The Newsroom and Smash alum Grace Gummer has joined the cast of CBS’ summer series Extant. The series stars Halle Berry as Molly, an astronaut who returns from earth after a long mission in space.
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David Wain To Direct Amy Poehler’s NBC Pilot ‘Old Soul’

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Role Models helmer David Wain has signed on to direct NBC‘s single-camera comedy pilot Old Soul, co-created by Amy Poehler and starring Natasha Lyonne. The Uni TV-produced project, which Poehler co-created with Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener, centers on a reformed wild child Nadia (Lyonne) who has a business caring for the elderly and feels she has more in common with her colorful old clients than she does with people her age. Old Soul reunites Wain with Poehler — his Lionsgate feature They Came Together starring Poehler and Paul Rudd just premiered at Sundance. Wain, repped by Wme, Principato-Young and attorney Rick Genow, executive produces Adult Swim’s Newsreaders as well as Childrens Hospital, which he also directs. In another NBC comedy pilot director hire, Robbie Duncan McNeil (Chuck) is set to helm single-camera project Mason Twins, from Casey Wilson, June Rafael, Stacy Traub and ABC Studios. Having been estranged for 15 years,
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Newsreaders renewed for second season

Adult Swim announced yesterday that the Childrens Hospital spinoff Newsreaders is returning to the network. A second-season pickup had been rumored for a while, but it’s official now, with plans in place to begin shooting in January. No premiere date has been set, but we can only hope that Ray Wise’s Skip Reming will be featured prominently in the new episodes. The 15-minute show debuted last January and did well, or to put it in Deadline terms, “was No. 1 in its time slot in key young men demos.” If it’s one thing young men love, it ...
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Newsreaders: Season Two Renewal on Adult Swim

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Adult Swim has picked up Newsreaders for a second season of 15 minute episodes. Production will begin in Los Angeles in January 2014.

Newsreaders spoofs newsmagazines and performs extrememly well for the cable channel in the young male demo. The series was created by the Childrens Hospital executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, with Jim Margolis as showrunner.

What do you think? Do you like watching this show? Do you like the length of the episodes or would you like to see it expanded to a half-hour shop?
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Adult Swim’s ‘Newsreaders’ Renewed For Season 2

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Exclusive: Adult Swim has officially renewed its quarter-hour series Newsreaders for a second season, with production set to begin in La in January. The Childrens Hospital offshoot, which lampoons the newsmagazine genre, was No. 1 in its time slot in key young men demos during its first season, and it had been rumored for a second-season pickup. Created by the Childrens Hospital team of executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, with Jim Margolis serving as showrunner, the series is from Abominable Pictures and Warner Bros TV Group’s digital venture Studio 2.0.
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Childrens Hospital: The Funniest Show You’ve Never Heard Of

During the writers’ strike of yonder year, comedian/actor Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, Hot Tub Time Machine) penned a webseries by the name of Childrens Hopsital. Fast forward to 2013 and it is now into its fifth season on Adult Swim, a cult hit and one of the highest rated shows on NetFlix. And no, that is not a grammatical error- I meant Childrens.

A satirical comedy that pokes fun at everything from ER to House to Grey’s Anatomy- and a keen eyed viewer will note that Childrens bares a striking resemblance to Sacred Heart, it is a show radically different from anything else on television in that it discards all pretense of trying to be serious and believable, or even plausible. It’s just a show full of jokes with a hospital in the background.

The titular name refers to the surname of Arthur Childrens, a Ghost spirit
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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Friday, July 19th

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Comic-Con International has announced the schedule for the second day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Friday, July 18. You can clickHere to check out the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels right here. Take a look at what this day has to offer.

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am Cartoon Network: Regular Show

Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular? Yeeeeeeeeuh you do! Check out exclusive content and get the inside scoop on your favorite slackers and some of their closest friends. The panel features: Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel (voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (voice of Rigby), Sam Marin (voice of Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man), Sean Szeles (supervising director), Matt Price (writer), and storyboard artists Toby Jones and Calvin Wong. Part of the back-to-back Regular Show/Adventure Time Panel Extravaganza,
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Adult Swim Floods Comic-Con

While it’s not typically in our purview, Adult Swim features many talents familiar to the genre fan club, and from the sound of it, they have a lot going on at the Con this year. Read on for the details!

This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will be bringing even more entertainment, celebrities and one-of-a-kind fan experiences to their adoring fans. Adult Swim programming panels run from Thursday to Saturday, featuring creators, producers and actors from fan favorites The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, Ntsf:sd:suv::, Robot Chicken, Aqua TV Show Show, Squidbillies, The Eric Andre Show, The Heart, She Holler, China, Il, and sneak peeks of several new and upcoming series such as Rick and Morty, Hot Package, King Star King, and Mr. Pickles. Adult Swim stars on hand will include Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, Eric Andre,
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Rob Corddry To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Spy’

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Rob Corddry has been tapped as the lead in Spy, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot based on the 2011 Sky 1 comedy produced by Hat Trick Prods. Spy centers on Tim (Corddry), a well intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son, who also happens to be his complete opposite, who inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy father. On the British series, the role is played by Darren Boyd. Corddry’s casting is in conjunction with an overall deal he has signed with ABC. The original series’ creator Simeon Goulden wrote the U.S. version, produced by ABC Studios and Hat Trick and executive produced by Goulden and Hat Trick’s Jimmy Mulville. Corddry, creator/exec producer/star of Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, which won an Emmy in September, also created and exec produces Adult Swim’s new series Newsreaders. As an actor,
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