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TBS Fall Trailers: Rashida Jones, Ashley Tisdale Comedies

TBS has released trailers for three upcoming comedies.

Buzzy’s

From the Emmy®-winning creators of Will & Grace comes a new multi-camera comedy. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy set in Charlestown, Mass. The series centers on a group of coworkers who all went to high school together but ran in very different crowds. Now they find themselves working together at Buzzy’s, a barbershop that was recently bought by one-time loser Ben (Pinkston).

Angie Tribeca. This character-driven police comedy is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell. Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) stars in the satirical look at police procedurals. The single-camera comedy focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of Lapd detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much
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Buzzy's: TBS Orders New Barbershop Comedy

TBS has picked up a new workplace comedy called Buzzy's. Set in a barbershop, the show's cast includes Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook and George Wendt.

The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes for a 2015 debut.

Here's their press release:

TBS Greenlights "Buzzy's," Workplace Comedy from Creators of "Will & Grace"

Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook and George Wendt Star

TBS has greenlit the workplace comedy Buzzy's, the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the Emmy(R)-winning creators of Will & Grace. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and six-time Emmy(R) nominee George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy, which comes to TBS from KoMut
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TBS Takes Will & Grace Creators' Workplace Comedy Buzzy's

TBS has greenlit the workplace comedy "Buzzy's," the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the Emmy-winning creators of "Will & Grace". Ashley Tisdale ("High School Musical"), Mike Castle ("Family Trap"), Lauren Lapkus ("Orange Is the New Black"), Ryan Pinkston ("Tower Prep"), Matt Cook ("True Blood") and six-time Emmy nominee George Wendt ("Cheers") star in the ensemble comedy, which comes to TBS from KoMut Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
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Mandy Moore is 'Pulling' for ABC; Tate Donovan joins CBS' 'Hostages'

ABC's adaptation of the Britcom "Pulling" has tapped Mandy Moore as one of its stars.

Moore will play one of three women in their 30s who are trying to figure out their lives in the pilot, Deadline reports. Her character, Louise, is described as optimistic and eager to be married. "Pulling" is based on the 2006 BBC series co-created by Sharon Horgan (who's executive producing the adaptation).

Moore starred in another ABC pilot, "Family Trap," last year, but it wasn't picked up. She currently does voice work on "Tron: Uprising."

More pilot casting news:

- "Deception" star Tate Donovan has taken a role in CBS' drama pilot "Hostages," which also stars Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott. He'll play Collette's husband, who along with their kids is taken hostage by a group that wants to manipulate Collette's character, a surgeon who's about to operate on the president.

"Hostages" is in second position to "Deception" for Donovan,
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ABC Fall TV 2012 predictions: 'Once Upon a Time' spawns more fantasy as the network leans into its soapy brand

For the past few years at the upfronts, ABC has had both one of the more stable schedules among the broadcast networks while simultaneously picking up scads of new shows each season. Which means that while the network's anchors -- "Dancing With the Stars," "Grey's Anatomy," the Wednesday comedy block -- are doing well, its record of developing new hits has been underwhelming of late.

The network did score one of the only bona fide drama hits this season with "Once Upon a Time," which we see anchoring a new Sunday schedule now that "Desperate Housewives" is ending. But filling in the rest of our proposed ABC schedule was a tougher job than it was for NBC and Fox. It's not that there are a lot of holes, but what holes there are don't have many obvious patches.

Also? Almost all of the dramas ABC seems likely to order --
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Pilot News: CSI: Miami's Eva La Rue Joins Mandy Moore's ABC Comedy

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Pilot News: CSI: Miami's Eva La Rue Joins Mandy Moore's ABC Comedy
CSI: Miami will be down one investigator if renewed for an eleventh season, as Eva La Rue — who currently stars in CBS’ on-the-bubble cop drama — has been cast in ABC’s Untitled Mandy Moore Project.

The half-hour comedy centers on newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben (Traffic Light’s Nelson Franklin), who open a restaurant in Annie’s hometown, bringing her closer to her needy and high maintenance family. La Rue will play Annie’s older sister.

The actress joins the previously cast Stockard Channing (The West Wing), Kurt Fuller (Better With You), Erinn Hayes (Worst Week) and Majandra Delfino (Roswell
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Scoop: Stockard Channing, Kurt Fuller Join ABC's Mandy Moore Comedy Pilot

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Scoop: Stockard Channing, Kurt Fuller Join ABC's Mandy Moore Comedy Pilot
Mandy Moore, meet your parents.

Acting vets Stockard Channing (The West Wing) and Kurt Fuller (Psych, Better with You, etc.) have joined the cast of ABC’s Untitled Mandy Moore Project, a half-hour comedy that revolves around newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben, who open a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high maintenance family.

Channing plays Barbara, Annie’s warm, devoted and sometimes overbearing mother. Fuller, meanwhile, plays her good-natured dad Steve, who’s used to taking a backseat to his take-charge wife.

Shawn Levy (Date Night) is attached to exec produce and direct the pilot.
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