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Exclusive: Lakeshore Entertainment has acquired The Wedding Year, a romantic comedy spec script written by Donald Diego. Script is about a female millennial who isn't sure she is the marrying type and has her relationship and commitment issues put to the test when she is invited to 15 weddings in the same goddamn year. Diego is executive story editor on ABC's upcoming comedy series American Housewife and he previously worked on the writing staffs of Guys With Kids, Communi… »
In the new short film “More Than Four Hours,” young algebra teacher Bill Whiting (Zach Cregger) is very nervous about his first day of school. On the morning of, his wife (Schuyler Fisk) tells him to take a Xanax to calm his nerves, but when he arrives at school, he realizes that he has accidentally taken Viagra instead.
Amidst his frayed nerves, he must now contend with the problem in his pants as he faces a class of scary, judgmental students for the first time. It also stars Wilfredo Ruiz Jr. (“Street Stories”) and Andrew Edison (“Bindlestiffs”). Watch “More Than Four Hours” above.
“More Than Four Hours” is written and directed by Bryan Poyser. His previous credits include “Love & Air Sex,” about a brokenhearted man who travels to Austin to win his girlfriend back during the weekend of the Air Sex World Championships, which premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival, and “Lovers of Hate,” starring Chris Doubek and Alex Karpovsky as two brothers who fall for the same woman, which premiered at Sundance in 2010.
Star Zach Cregger is best known as a member of the comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know, who had a IFC TV series from 2007 through 2012. He also had recurring roles on sitcoms like “Friends With Benefits,” “Guys With Kids,” and “About a Boy.” He also wrote, directed, and starred in “Miss March” opposite Whitest Kids U’Know member Trevor Moore. Cregger can currently be seen in the TBS half-hour comedy “Wrecked.”
“More Than Four Hours” first premiered at Fantastic Fest last September.
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- Vikram Murthi
The show revolves around a newly retired police officer, played by James, looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Hayes will play Donna, his wife of 20 years who had to hold the family together while waiting for him to retire from the police force.
Hayes joins an ensemble that includes Taylor Spreitler, who will play the duo’s daughter Kendra; Mary-Charles Jones, as their other daughter; James Digiacomo, as their youngest child Jack; Ryan Cartwright, who will play Chale, who is in love with Spreitler’s Kendra; and Leonard Earl Howze, as Goody, Kevin’s former police partner and one of his closest friends. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Kevin James, meet your new missus.
Hayes will play Donna, who has been married to James’ character for 20 years and has been keeping the family running until her husband retires from the police force.
The multi-cam sitcom — which received a 13-episode order from CBS, is slated to debut during the 2016-17 season and does not yet have a title — finds James playing a retired cop looking forward to spending »
NBC added to its comedy pilot haul Tuesday, ordering half-hours from Bill Lawrence (Undateable), Greg Garcia (The Millers) and a scripted/game show hybrid from Betsy Thomas (Guys With Kids). From Lawrence's Warner Bros. Television-based Doozer banner, the untitled Vladimir Caamano comedy stars the stand-up comedian in a semi-autobiographical story. Formerly known as Vlad,t he comedy centers on Caamano, the son of Dominican immigrants, who wants to carve his own path in live that winds up proving difficult as his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship. Undateable's Adam Sztykiel will pen
- Lesley Goldberg
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