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Anne Heche Nabs Lead in NBC Military Drama Pilot For God and Country

Anne Heche Nabs Lead in NBC Military Drama Pilot For God and Country
Anne Heche is ready to serve again at NBC.

The Hung grad — who previously toplined the Peacock network’s Save Me and recurred on The Michael J. Fox Show — will star opposite Mike Vogel in NBC’s military-themed pilot For God and Country, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The drama, penned by Dean Georgaris (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), is said to take an in-depth look into the complicated world of our bravest military heroes, who make personal sacrifices while executing the
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Bloodline Season 2 Gets Premiere Date — Plus, See the First New Photos

Bloodline Season 2 Gets Premiere Date — Plus, See the First New Photos
The Rayburn family will return to Netflix on Friday, May 27, when all 10 episodes of Bloodline Season 2 are released by the streaming service.

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The dark drama’s sophomore run opens with the Rayburns struggling to conceal their unthinkable crime as mysterious strangers from Danny’s past arrive with a dangerous agenda and law enforcement starts closing in on the truth behind Danny’s murder. As lies mount, alliances are betrayed and relationships are destroyed, “good people may have to do some very bad things,
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Candice Bergen to Star in ABC’s Comedy Pilot ‘Pearl’

Candice Bergen to Star in ABC’s Comedy Pilot ‘Pearl’
Candice Bergen will topline ABC’s comedy pilot “Pearl” as the titular character, a larger-than-life family matriarch, Variety has learned.

When Pearl finds out she has cancer, she becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies.

“Pearl” was one of the first comedy pilots ordered at ABC this season. The single-cam laffer hails from writer Andrew Reich (“Friends”), who will exec produce the pilot. Jim Field Smith (“She’s Out of My League,” “Episodes”) will direct the pilot. ABC Studios will produce.

Bergen’s casting is a “get” for ABC, bringing the “Boston Legal” and “Murphy Brown” alum back to television in a major role. Her other most notable credits include “Gandhi,” “Miss Congeniality” and “Sex and the City.” She recently had guest roles on “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “Battle Creek.”

Bergen is repped by ICM.
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Jake Lacy Talks the Upcoming Season of Girls: There Are a Lot of "Sexual" Things Going On

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Image Source: Getty / D Dipasupil If you don't know the name Jake Lacy, you definitely know the face. After breaking onto the scene with small roles on TV shows like The Office and The Michael J. Fox Show and movies like Obvious Child, Jake has really come into his own in the last year. In addition to being Lena Dunham's latest love interest on Girls, he also stars opposite Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in the Golden Globe-nominated film Carol. We recently sat down with the handsome actor at the press day for Carol to talk about everything from his exciting new roles to what it takes to win over a woman. Keep reading for his best quotes, then check out the Girls season five trailer before it returns in February. Popsugar: Can you give us any hints about what your character will get up to on the new season of Girls?
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Sam Laybourne Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Sam Laybourne has closed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, where he will supervise and develop new projects for the studio. Laybourne co-created, wrote and executive produced NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show, which aired last year. His other credits include ABC’s Cougar Town, Fox’s Arrested Development, The CW’s Aliens In America and NBC’s Animal Practice. Laybourne also sold comedy project Juvie to ABC last year. He is repped by UTA and Myman…
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The Odd Couple Review – TV CBS

Rebooting The Odd Couple is a dangerous game, and adding to the mix of potential kills, Matthew Perry just can’t catch a new sit-com break.

Studio 60 should have killed, Mr. Sunshine was rather funny, and though I wasn’t a believer in Go On for a while, it got to me after a few episodes. None of them lasted two dozen episodes, but they didn’t get yanked after, let’s say, four either, so they got some chance to get moving. For whatever reason, where other Friends stars have had certain success (Joey, oddly enough, has one of the best shows on television right now), there’s a certain, “Look Dude, you’re Chandler,” vibe that seems to still be following Perry.

More importantly, there’s something very ’70s about The Odd Couple, as a play, an idea, and something we have to work with week after week.
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TV Review: ‘The Odd Couple’

TV Review: ‘The Odd Couple’
With “Two and a Half Men” signing off, CBS will try to fill the void by shrinking the formula to two admittedly very familiar men, named Felix and Oscar. Matthew Perry completes his potentially dubious post-“Friends” hat trick — having starred in comedies for NBC and ABC as well — with this reboot of “The Odd Couple,” a beloved series that still derives some kick from Neil Simon’s blueprint, but also feels especially dated in this day and age, what with Felix as the nonsexual spouse, essentially, to Oscar’s slovenly husband. Good casting provides some hope, but this still feels oh-so-20th century.

Only a few lines from Simon’s original make it into the pilot, but they provide a spiritual link to the source. In addition, Garry Marshall, who adapted the show to TV, serves as a consultant, with Bob Daily, an alum of “Frasier” and “Desperate Housewives,
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The year in comic book TV: Go small or go home?

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The year in comic book TV: Go small or go home?
This is, to put it plainly, one hell of a time to be a comic book nerd. All my favorite characters(*) are making the leap from the page to either the big or small screen. Marvel can seemingly do no wrong with its film output, turning an obscure and downright goofy property like "Guardians of the Galaxy" into one of the year's biggest and most beloved hits. TV's most popular comedy ("Big Bang Theory") has a comic book shop as one of its primary sets, and a main character often seen in Flash and Green Lantern t-shirts. TV's most popular drama series ("The Walking Dead") is based on a long-running comic book, and there are currently five other comic-based shows airing on the broadcast networks (ABC's "Marvel's Agents of Shield," Fox's "Gotham," NBC's "Constantine" and the CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash"), with more coming fast. (The CW has "iZombie" set for mid-season,
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A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC

A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC
NBC has for the past several seasons offered hints that it’s getting out of the quirky-comedy business, something that has sustained the Peacock from the days of “Seinfeld.” Now it has figured out it can still keep adding to its long line of sitcoms about rich, single city-dwellers – so long as it makes them for someone else.

Kimmy Schmidt may be unbreakable, but tradition, especially in this era of technology disrupting decades of standard operating practice in the media industry, is not. Schmidt is the fictional protagonist of the Tina Fey-led comedy “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” that NBC was supposed to launch sometime in 2015. Now the show will debut with a two-season guarantee on video-streamer Netflix. NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt described as a maneuver that will give a worthy comedy more of a chance, which it may not have received on “drama heavy” NBC.

Yet chalking the
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NBC Kills New Bill Cosby TV Series

Last year, NBC hoped that Sean Hayes and Michael J. Fox, two stars of hit NBC sitcoms from yesteryear, could once again bring big ratings to the network. It didn't work and both Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show were cancelled.

Undaunted, NBC execs made a deal earlier this year for a new multi-camera sitcom starring veteran Bill Cosby and executive produced by The Cosby Show's Tom Werner. The untitled comedy, expected to debut Fall 2015, would have seen Cosby playing the patriarch of a multi-generational family who shares his wit and wisdom.

As a result of the multiple rape accusations against Cosby in recent weeks, the network has now cancelled the project. In light of the news, it seems likely that the new show would have been a tough sell to audiences and advertisers alike.
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'Jem' Director Plans 90s Dance Comedy 'Can't Touch This'

'Jem' Director Plans 90s Dance Comedy 'Can't Touch This'
Director Jon M. Chu and his Chu Studios producing partner Hieu Ho have sold a 1990s high school dance comedy project entitled Can't Touch This to Focus Features.

No story details have been released, although the title is likely inspired by M.C. Hammer's 1990 hit song "U Can't Touch This." Jon M. Chu and Hieu Ho came up with the original idea for Can't Touch This, hiring The Goldbergs writers Annie Mebane and Stephen Basilone to pen the screenplay.

It isn't known yet if Jon M. Chu will direct the project himself, or when production will begin. The filmmaker recently wrapped production on Jem and the Holograms, which will be released next October, and he will next start shooting the upcoming sequel Now You See Me 2.

Jon M. Chu is no stranger to the dance genre, launching his directorial career with Step Up 2 the Streets and Step Up 3D.
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Enlisted Star Geoff Stults to Write, Possibly Star in CBS Comedy Project

Enlisted Star Geoff Stults to Write, Possibly Star in CBS Comedy Project
Geoff Stults is on active duty once again.

The Enlisted star has signed on to co-write (and potentially star in) an untitled CBS comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Executive-produced by Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz (The Michael J. Fox Show), the multi-camera series will center on Martin “Marty” Booker — potentially played by Stults — an average-Joe firefighter who winds up getting elected his city’s mayor after a news crew films him saving two kids from a burning building.

In addition to Enlisted, Stults’ recent TV work includes Ben and Kate and The Finder. The upcoming comedy will mark his first writing gig,
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NBC Ending ‘Bad Judge,’ ‘A to Z’

NBC Ending ‘Bad Judge,’ ‘A to Z’
There will be no grand Hollywood ending for romantic comedy “A to Z” and legal comedy “Bad Judge,” as NBC has announced that neither new series will move beyond its 13-episode commitment.

Both shows will stay in their Thursday night timeslots. “Bad Judge” has shot 10 episodes. “A to Z” has shot 11 episodes.

Neither comedy was much of a draw from the get-go, with the Kate Walsh-fronted “Bad Judge” doing a 1.3 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.8 million viewers overall in its premiere, but falling to a 0.9 demo rating last night. And “A to Z” opened with a 1.2/3 and 4.75 million viewers in the half-hour behind it, and dropped to a 0.7 in the demo this week.

NBC has struggled to gain a comedy foothold on Thursdays since “The Office” exited. But “Bad Judge” and “A to Z” couldn’t even match last year’s disappointments: “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “Sean Saves the World.
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Lauren Graham Lands Odd Couple Gig as Matthew Perry's Ex-Wife

Lauren Graham Lands Odd Couple Gig as Matthew Perry's Ex-Wife
Lauren Graham is going from Parenthood to Couple-dom.

The actress, whose NBC drama is in the midst of its final, 13-episode season, has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’ upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, where she’ll play the ex-wife of Matthew Perry’s Oscar, TVLine has confirmed.

Despite the fact that the union between Oscar and Graham’s character, Gaby, was a stormy, the couple will nevertheless exhibit warm chemistry as divorcées.

The Odd Couple, which is set to bow at midseason, finds Perry starring opposite Reno 911!’s Thomas Lennon (Felix). The cast also includes Yvette Nicole Brown
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Lauren Graham Joining Ex-Boyfriend Matthew Perry In 'The Odd Couple'

Lauren Graham will guest-star alongside her ex-boyfriend Matthew Perry on his new CBS comedy, The Odd Couple.

Lauren Graham Joins 'The Odd Couple'

In a bit of meta casting, Graham will be playing Perry’s character Oscar Madison’s ex-wife in the modern retelling of Neil Simon’s 1965 play, reported Entertainment Weekly. As the story goes, Oscar and Gaby go through a rough divorce, but find a deep friendship and affection for one another following the end of their marriage. After the divorce, the laidback Oscar moves in with the ever-uptight Felix Unger, who will be played by Thomas Lennon (Night at the Museum, Reno 911!).

Graham and Perry, who dated after meeting in 2002, have previously worked together on Perry’s other sitcom efforts Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Go On. Graham, who is best known for playing single mom Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, currently stars on Parenthood,
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CBS' Odd Couple Reboot Promotes Yvette Nicole Brown to Series Regular

CBS' Odd Couple Reboot Promotes Yvette Nicole Brown to Series Regular
The Odd Couple has formally adopted Yvette Nicole Brown.

The actress — whose departure from Community was announced on Tuesday — has been upgraded to a full-fledged series regular on CBS’ upcoming reboot, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Brown joined The Odd Couple in August as the assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar, but the gig was initially a recurring one. With her Community exit a done deal, she was free to commit to Odd Couple full-time.

As Brown explained earlier this week, the multi-cam Odd Couple — versus the single-cam Community — is “a better fit for the life I have now,” adding, “My
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Leslie Bibb Joins CBS' The Odd Couple

Leslie Bibb Joins CBS' The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple continues to flesh out its supporting cast, adding Popular vet Leslie Bibb in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The actress, whose recent credits include arcs on Fox’s The Following and NBC’s About a Boy, will play Casey, the professional model sister of Emily (series regular Lindsay Sloane). When it comes to men, Casey is all about the now and not looking for a complicated relationship.

The multi-cam remake, which is set to bow at midseason, follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry
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Scoop: Yvette Nicole Brown Joins CBS' Odd Couple — What Does This Mean for Community's Shirley?

Scoop: Yvette Nicole Brown Joins CBS' Odd Couple — What Does This Mean for Community's Shirley?
Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown has landed a recurring gig on CBS’ upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, TVLine has learned.

The actress and talk-show Mvp will play Dani, assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar. She replaces Sarah Baker, who was let go shortly after the show was ordered to series.

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The multi-cam remake, which is set to bow at midseason, follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). The cast also includes Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show,
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This Week on Stage: 'Sex With Strangers' with Anna Gunn, Dee Snider's puppet Bard

This Week on Stage: 'Sex With Strangers' with Anna Gunn, Dee Snider's puppet Bard
Anna Gunn could very well win her second consecutive Emmy for Breaking Bad in about three weeks on the West Coast—but right now, she’s laying down some East Coast roots in Sex With Strangers, a new drama directed by David Schwimmer. The role is only the actress’s second major New York City stage part (she was in the supporting cast of The Rehearsal opposite Frances Conroy and Roger Rees back on Broadway in 1996), but the reviews for her and costar Billy Magnussen (soon to be seen in the long-awaited film of James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods; by the way,
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Lifetime Drama ‘Un-Real’ Casts ‘Bones,’ ‘Southland’ Actress Aline Elasmar (Exclusive)

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Lifetime Drama ‘Un-Real’ Casts ‘Bones,’ ‘Southland’ Actress Aline Elasmar (Exclusive)
The reality show within a show on Lifetime's upcoming drama “Un-Real” is staffing up. TheWrap has learned that Aline Elasmar has joined the scripted series as Inez, a field producer on the show's reality show. Represented by Hervey/Grimes Talent Agency, Elasmar has appeared on “Southland,” “The Mindy Project” and “Bones,” among other television credits. Also read: Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya as Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic (Photo) Earlier on Tuesday, reports broke that Craig Bierko had been added to the cast as Chet, the reality series’ creator. Bierko's television credits include appearances on NBC's “The Michael J. Fox Show,” ABC's
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