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The Neighborhood: Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) Joins CBS Sitcom in Recasting

Beth Behrs is staying at CBS. Deadline reports the 2 Broke Girls star has joined the network's new TV show The Neighborhood.The sitcom stars Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson, "the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness." Cedric the Entertainer also stars.Read More…
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The Best Black American Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Straight Outta Compton’ to ‘Black Panther’

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The Best Black American Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Straight Outta Compton’ to ‘Black Panther’
Black voices have always been essential to American cinema, but they’re especially potent this summer, with two exciting upcoming releases: Boots Riley’s “Sorry To Bother You” and Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” have impressed critics and magnified the beating pulse of black identity politics, while skewering those persons and institutions that hinder black social and economic advancement. Though vastly different in tone and technique, they echo similar themes: Black American political disillusionment, the struggle for higher standards, and the pressure to maintain an authentic version of oneself.

With these potent ideas playing out at movie theaters across the country, we’ve arrived at a perfect opportunity to examine the best black American films of the 21st century.

From renowned stories and landmark performances to culturally relevant comedies and iconic directors, each of these movies have molded the landscape of black cinema into what it is today. Dee Rees, Ava DuVernay,
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Beth Behrs Joins ‘The Neighborhood’ at CBS in Show’s Second Major Recasting

Beth Behrs Joins ‘The Neighborhood’ at CBS in Show’s Second Major Recasting
Beth Behrs has joined the upcoming CBS comedy series “The Neighborhood,” Variety has confirmed.

Behrs will take over the role originally played by Dreama Walker. She will play Gemma, the wife to Max Greenfield’s Dave. Greenfield himself joined the series in a recasting, taking over the role played in the pilot by Josh Lawson.

The Neighborhood” is a multi-cam that follows Dave (Greenfield), the nicest guy in the Midwest, who moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness. Cedric the Entertainer stars as Calvin, Dave’s new, opinionated neighbor.

The series also stars Sheaun McKinney,
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Beth Behrs Joins ‘The Neighborhood’ in CBS Show’s Second Recasting Shakeup

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Beth Behrs Joins ‘The Neighborhood’ in CBS Show’s Second Recasting Shakeup
The Neighborhood” is getting another new resident.

2 Broke Girls” star Beth Behrs has been cast as the female lead opposite Max Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer in CBS’ new sitcom, an individual with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap. Behrs will play Dave’s (Greenfield) wife Gemma, who was played by Dreama Walker in the pilot.

The recasting is the second “The Neighborhood” (previously “Welcome to the Neighborhood”) has seen since it was picked up by CBS, as Greenfield took over for Josh Lawson, who played Dave — the nicest guy in the Midwest who moves his family into a Los Angeles neighborhood where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness — in the pilot.

Also Read: Max Greenfield to Replace Josh Lawson in CBS' 'The Neighborhood' Recasting

Cedric leads the cast as Calvin Butler, an opinionated neighbor.

The multi-cam hails from CBS Television Studios and is written and executive produced by Jim Reynolds.
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Beth Behrs Cast as Max Greenfield's Wife in CBS' The Neighborhood, Replacing Dreama Walker

CBS is making another major change to The Neighborhood, tapping 2 Broke Girls‘ Beth Behrs to replace Dreama Walker as the sitcom’s new female lead, TVLine has learned. The recasting comes roughly a month after New Girl‘s Max Greenfield was hired to succeed Josh Lawson (House of Lies) as the male co-lead (opposite Cedric the Entertainer).

The decision to revamp the husband-and-wife characters now played by Greenfied and Behrs was made for creative reasons. CBS scooped up Behrs after her Fox comedy pilot, Our People, failed to snag a series order last month.

In The Neighborhood, Greenfield’s Dave
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Beth Behrs Joins ‘The Neighborhood’ New CBS Comedy Series In Recasting

Former 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs is returning to CBS. She has been tapped as a female lead opposite Max Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer in the network’s new comedy series The Neighborhood, from Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and CBS TV Studios. Behrs will play Dave’s ( Greenfield) wife Gemma. She replaces Dreama Walker who played the role in the pilot. It is the second part to be recast after the pilot was picked up to series along with Dave, who was…
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'First Reformed' starring Ethan Hawke secures international distribution deal (exclusive)

'First Reformed' starring Ethan Hawke secures international distribution deal (exclusive)
Paul Schrader drama set for release in multiple foreign territories.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Uphe) Content Group will handle the international roll -out of Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, which received its UK premiere at Sundance London last week.

Ethan Hawke stars as a tormented priest in the film, which co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Cedric the Entertainer.

Uphe Content Group, which specialises in multi-platform releasing on a worldwide basis, will oversee the release of the film in multiple foreign territories - and will look to give it theatrical play where appropriate. This follows on from the film’s Us launch through A24 in mid-May.
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Cedric the Entertainer Tells Folks to Give Tracy Morgan a Pass Over Tiffany Haddish

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Cedric the Entertainer Tells Folks to Give Tracy Morgan a Pass Over Tiffany Haddish
Cedric the Entertainer has a theory on why it Seemed (keyword: seemed) Tracy Morgan was hating on Tiffany Haddish ... so hear him out. We got Cedric at Lax on Friday and he went to bat for his buddy and fellow 'Last O.G.' costar, Tracy ... who is taking some heat -- particularly from Lil Rel -- for appearing jealous as hell of Tiffany during an appearance on 'Vulture Spot' last week. Icymi ... Tracy was
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The Last Og: Is the TBS TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Is Tray staying on the straight and narrow? Has The Last Og TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on TBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Last Og, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A TBS sitcom from creators Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, The Last Og stars Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Cedric the Entertainer, Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul, Taylor Mosby, Dante Hoagland, Joel Marsh Garland, Gino Vento, Derek Gaines, and Daniel J. Watts. The comedy centers on Tray (Morgan), who is released from prison after 15 years. Finally a free man, Tray returns to Brooklyn, only to find it gentrified.
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First Reformed – Review

Writer/director Paul Schrader’s First Reformed is a spellbinding film, smart and suspenseful, one of the best so far this year. Ethan Hawke stars as Reverend Ernst Toller, the pastor of First Reformed, a modest Dutch church in upstate New York that had once served as a safe house for slaves as part of the Underground Railroad. Founded in 1767, the church is prepping for its 250th anniversary reconsecration ceremony to be attended by various local leaders. Toller, haunted by his son’s death in Iraq and his subsequent divorce, leads a simple and lonely life, spending more time giving tours of the church’s historical grounds than actually preaching to the small handful of regular parishioners. His life finds purpose when confronted by Mary (Amanda Seyfried) a desperate young woman named in need of his guidance. She is pregnant, but her husband Michael (Philip Ettinger), is demanding she have an abortion.
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Stars Attend Sugar Ray Leonard's Charity Boxing Night

The B. Riley Fbr, Inc. 9th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night returned to the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for a star-studded night of boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, and their mission to fund life-changing research, care & awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes, and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

Bill Bellamy, Cindy Crawford, Chris Tucker

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Emceed by actor and comedian Bill Bellamy, the night featured a national anthem performance by Kennedy Stephens, as well as a live and silent auction display, which included iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences to benefit the foundation. Additionally, the evening honored actor, comedian, and committed philanthropist, Cedric the Entertainer with the 2018 Golden Glove Award. The award was presented to him by Sugar Ray Leonard in recognition
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Podtalk: Writer/Director Paul Schrader Blesses ‘First Reformed’

Chicago – Paul Schrader can absolutely claim the title of Cinema Icon with his 40 plus years of influence and involvement as writer or director in memorable films such as “Taxi Driver,” “American Gigolo,” “Raging Bull” and “Auto Focus.” His latest written-and-directed-by film is “First Reformed,” featuring Ethan Hawke.

First Reformed” centers on Reverend Toller (Hawke), whose past includes a role as a military chaplain, and later as a father of a soldier who dies in battle. He ministers at a First Reformed Christian church, but the ministry is carried out mostly through historical tours (the church was a prominent stop for the Underground Railroad of the American Civil War era) and less through church membership. Toller’s life is altered when the wife (Amanda Seyfried) of a troubled environmentalist (Phillip Ettinger) seeks counseling for her husband. The results of that counsel upends all their lives, especially the minister who suddenly cannot face his own difficult circumstances.
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Fall TV Diversity: CBS, The CW, Freeform, and Others Step It Up As an Antidote to Trump’s America

Two years into the Trump presidency, New York was the epicenter last week for both dispair and hope about the state of our nation. For those fearing the decline of civility, empathy and respect for others, the tale of Aaron Schlossberg represented the depressing state of affairs: The Manhattan lawyer was caught on tape at a Midtown restaurant in an angry, screaming tirade because workers spoke to a customer in Spanish.

But elsewhere in New York, there was also bit of hope and encouraging sign from the networks last week as they unveiled their new lineups during the upfronts presentations to advertisers. The promise of diversity and inclusion isn’t just feel-good Hollywood talk: As evidenced by the shows they’ve chosen and many of those new series’ auspices, TV continues to improve in how it embraces voices and stories from all walks of life.

Nowhere was that more noticeable
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Film Review: First Reformed: An Exploration Of Faith and The Loss Of Hope [Ccff 2018]

First Reformed (2018) Film Review from the 6th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival, a movie directed by Paul Schrader, starring Ethan Hake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer.

Father Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a former military chaplain who presides over one of the oldest chapels in the United States, a small Dutch Colonial parish. He [...]

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Chicago Critics Film Festival 2018 Review – First Reformed

First Reformed, 2018.

Written and Directed by Paul Schrader.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Philip Ettinger, Michael Gaston, Victoria Hill, and Van Hansis.

Synopsis:

A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion.

Hope and despair is the equivalent to the metaphorically persuasive angel and the devil on the shoulders of one of God’s lonely souls, a pastor at the titular First Reformed church. The establishment is about to celebrate its 250th anniversary regardless of the fact that attendance has gone the way of the dodo (among other things like the organ not working and needing replacement parts) and is now more of a small tourist attraction, but it’s still something Toller is passionate about, possibly to the point of obsession considering
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CBS releases trailers for Murphy Brown, FBI, Happy Together, God Friended Me and The Neighborhood

Five trailers have arrived online for CBS’ Fall 2018 shows which includes the Murphy Brown revival, Dick Wolf’s latest drama series FBI, comedy series Happy Together, comedy drama God Friended Me, and sitcom The Neighborhood; watch them here…

See Also: CBS unveils first trailer for Magnum, P.I. reboot starring Jay Hernandez

Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for Murphy Brown, the revival of the groundbreaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, “fake news” and a vastly different political climate. Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy returns to the airwaves with her original Fyi team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana and producer Miles Silverberg. Murphy’s son, Avery, shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit,
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Tekashi69 Shut Down At Snoop Dogg Gig By Cops

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Tekashi69 Shut Down At Snoop Dogg Gig By Cops
Tekashi69 is already being held on a tight leash by NY cops who blocked the controversial rapper at the door at 1 Oak this week where Snoop Dogg was DJing. We're told Tekashi went to the gig with the intention of asking Snoop to help him clean his slate on the West Coast, where he's feuding with various rappers and gang members. If you recall ... 6ix9ine was in a brawl with at least 7 dudes at
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CBS Reveals 2018-19 Schedule

CBS unveiled its 2018-2019 primetime lineup on Wednesday. It features three new comedies, five new dramas and the return of the critically acclaimed Murphy Brown. The new series will join 24 returning hits to build on the success of the most-watched broadcast network.

The five new shows for fall include two comedies, The Neighborhood starring Cedric the Entertainer and Happy Together starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West. The three dramas are Magnum P.I., a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks; from Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, FBI, starring Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki; and the humorous and uplifting God Friended Me, starring Brandon Micheal Hall and Violett Beane. In addition, the groundbreaking comedy Murphy Brown returns, starring original cast members Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud.

CBS Television Network 2018-2019 Primetime Schedule

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The Neigborhood Trailer: Most Promising Comedy of the Season?

The Neighborhood looks like a hoot. 

CBS has released the first trailer for the series which stars Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Tichina ArnoldSheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Dreama Walker and Hank Greenspan. 

The premise follows the Johnson family who moves to a deprived Los Angeles neighborhood and find themselves scrutinized because of how nice they appear to be. 

In the trailer alone, you can see Cedric's Calvin up in arms at the way Johnson family patriarch, Dave speaks to him. 

The trailer includes Josh Lawson as Dave Johnson, but there was a recast after the show landed a series order at CBS and New Girl's Max Greenfield will assume the role. 

If first impressions are everything, then The Neighborhood has a lot going for it. The cast alone is great, and most of them have roots in the world of comedy. 

The Neighborhood will be the new anchor
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CBS Fall lineup is looking pretty darn good

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Well at long last it’s the CBS upfronts, and they’ll be bringing us 9 new shows for the 2018-2019 season with 6 of them released in the fall and the others as mid-season replacements. For now, we’re just going to concentrate on Fall shows as we’ve done so far.

So, their Monday lineup brings us 3 new shows starting with, The Neighborhood. Cedric the Entertainer stars as an opinionated neighbor in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. When Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive from Michigan, they’re unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain
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