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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Adds Tig Notaro As Guest Star

Season 2 of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery will bring stand-up comedian Tig Notaro on board for a guest starring role, though she probably will be too busy to deliver too many punchlines. The series is busy prepping for its next run of episodes and has been busy making deals in the offseason, adding more familiar faces to the cast and casting at least one major character from Star Trek lore with former Inhumans star Anson Mount stepping in as Captain Pike. In addition to performing stand-up, Notaro is a regular fixture in both film and television, having had roles on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Netflix’s recently canceled Lady Dynamite. She’s also had roles in films like Walk of Shame, as well as Lake Bell’s In a World, and can be seen in the upcoming Dog Days,
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‘Disjointed’ Trailer: Kathy Bates Lights Up Again in New Season of Netflix’s Stoner Comedy

‘Disjointed’ Trailer: Kathy Bates Lights Up Again in New Season of Netflix’s Stoner Comedy
Pivoting off of the success of the Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda vehicle “Grace and Frankie,” Netflix is filling out its roster of comedies starring beloved older actresses with stoner sitcom “Disjointed.” In it, Kathy Bates plays Ruth a former advocate for legalizing marijuana who opens a dispensary in Los Angeles with the help of her son. The newly released trailer promises plenty of high-induced hijinks, with Ruth parading around in a weed-adorned headdress in an epic 4/20 celebration. “Wet Hot American Summer” star Ken Marino makes a guest appearance in the trailer, although his wig-choice seems questionable at best.

Read More:‘Disjointed’ Review: You Need to Be Stoned to Enjoy Kathy Bates’ Netflix Comedy, and That’s Not High Praise

In part two of the 20-episode series, Ruth’s Alternative Caring has reopened after having been shut down by the DEA, keeping Ruth and her “budtenders” in business. “Disjointed” also stars Chris Redd,
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Drunk History, President Show, Daily Show: Comedy Central Announces Holiday Specials

'Tis the season for holiday specials. Today, Comedy Central announced their upcoming holiday programming, which includes special episodes of Drunk History, The President Show, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.The Drunk History Christmas Special debuts on November 28th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt and will feature performances from Colin Hanks, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, and Chris Witaske.Read More…
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Film News Roundup: Justine Bateman Makes Directorial Debut With Dree Hemingway in ‘Violet’

Film News Roundup: Justine Bateman Makes Directorial Debut With Dree Hemingway in ‘Violet’
In today’s film news roundup, Justine Bateman is making her feature film directorial debut, “Dog Days” unveils its massive cast including Eva Longoria; and Luma moves into animated movies.

Director Hired

Justine Bateman will make her feature film directorial debut with the independent drama, “Violet” starring Dree Hemingway in the title role, Variety has learned exclusively.

The script, written by Bateman, follows a rising film executive who lives her life according to “the voice” in her head. When a friend unknowingly exposes a moment of truth, she realizes the voice has been lying to her about everything and begins rebelling against the voice — and finds that there’s hell to pay.

Bateman will produce the project under her Section 5 banner, along with Mark G. Mathis. Shooting is slated to begin in February in Los Angeles.

Bateman is represented by Hummel Entertainment and by Hertz Lichtenstein & Young.

Castings

Independent movie “Dog Days” has cast a wide
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More Join Eva Longoria In ‘Dog Days’ For Ld Entertainment, Director Ken Marino

More Join Eva Longoria In ‘Dog Days’ For Ld Entertainment, Director Ken Marino
Exclusive: The ensemble cast has been pulled together for Ken Marino’s next comedy Dog Days for Ld Entertainment, the company that brought Megan Leavey and the three-time Oscar-nominated Jackie to the big screen. Eva Longoria, who was in talks on the pic is officially in. This marks Marino’s second feature film, his first being How To Be A Latin Lover starring Eugenio Derbez. Joining Longoria in the film is Tig Notaro (One Mississippi), Rob Corddry (Ballers), Michael…
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Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Scripted Sports Shows Ever — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which is your favorite scripted TV show about sports? Old and current shows are fair game.

June Thomas (@junethomas), Slate

I was a big fan of the Freeform show “Make It or Break It,” about the lives of a group of elite gymnasts working toward their dream of competing in the Olympics. Even typing that sentence, I know how hokey it sounds, and yes, it touched on all the clichés about women’s gymnastics – eating disorders, overburdened parents, inappropriate relationships with coaches – but you know what, all those things bubble up in the real sport with depressing regularity.

The show had more than its fair share
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The Other Two: Comedy Central Picks Up Sitcom from Lorne Michaels (SNL)

It seems some SNL vets are ready for primetime. Comedy Central has ordered The Other Two TV show to series. Former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider created and are writing the sitcom, which hails from Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. A scripted comedy, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke as siblings with big show biz dreams. The Comedy Central cast also includes Case Walker, Molly Shannon, and Ken Marino. Get the skinny from this Comedy Central press release. Read More…
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Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’
Vanessa Hudgens has joined the cast of “Second Act,” the upcoming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez.

Peter Segal will direct the film, which was developed by STXfilms with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham.

The movie is in the vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl.” Lopez will play a big-box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, and gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

Hudgens will play a young executive at a consumer goods company. She’s currently filming Ken Marino’s “Dog Days,” and most recently starred in the NBC series “Powerless.” Her additional credits include “Spring Breakers,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Machete Kills,” the Broadway revival of “Gigi,” and as Rizzo in “Grease: Live” in 2016.

Second Act” is written by Zackham (“Lights Out”) and Goldsmith-Thomas. Producers are Goldsmith-Thomas, Lopez, Zackham, and Benny Medina.
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TVLine Items: Malcolm McDowell Visits Med, NBC's Trolls Holiday and More

TVLine Items: Malcolm McDowell Visits Med, NBC's Trolls Holiday and More
Malcolm McDowell is checking into Chicago Med.

The veteran film and TV actor will guest-star on Season 3 of the NBC drama as Dr. Jaffrey, a world-renowned heart surgeon who is the mentor of Dr. Rhodes’ new rival, Dr. Bekkar (Norma Kuhling), per The Hollywood Reporter.

PhotosFirst Look: Chicago Med Season 3 Poster

McDowell’s TV credits include Mozart in the Jungle, Franklin & Bash, The Mentalist and Community.

Chicago Med returns Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 10/9c on NBC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* NBC will air the half-hour animated musical special DreamWorks Trolls Holiday on Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 pm.
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‘Baywatch’ Actor Jon Bass Cast In ‘Dog Days’

‘Baywatch’ Actor Jon Bass Cast In ‘Dog Days’
Exclusive: Jon Bass is joining the pack. The actor, who was last seen alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Paramount’s Baywatch remake, has been cast in Ld Entertainment’s upcoming film, Dog Days. The Ken Marino-directed comedy follows a group of humans brought together by their canine pets as they work through hardships in life. Bass will play Garrett, a somewhat awkward yet earnest owner of a local dog rescue shelter, who has a crush on Tara (Vanessa Hudgens). Nina…
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Greenlit: ‘Dog Days’ Continues to Round Out its Cast Ahead of L.A. Shoot

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! Summer might be over, but “Dog Days” is just about to gear up production in Los Angeles as more names are added to the cast list of the Ken Marino–directed project. Nina Dobrev and Finn Wolfhard were already attached to the indie rom-com, and Vanessa Hudgens is the latest to join the film. The plot follows an ensemble cast of people who want more from life and look to their dogs for support. The characters’ stories will become intertwined throughout the film. Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama wrote the script, and Susie Farris is handling casting. Shooting is expected to begin later this year in L.A, so SoCal actors, look out for
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Eva Longoria In Talks To Join Comedy Film ‘Dog Days’

Eva Longoria In Talks To Join Comedy Film ‘Dog Days’
Exclusive: Eva Longoria is in negotiations to join Nina Dobrev, Finn Wolford and Tone Bell in director Ken Marino’s sophomore feature Dog Days, from Ld Entertainment (Megan Leavey, Jackie). Written by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama, the film is slated to go before cameras next month. Dog Days follows a group of humans brought together by their canine pets as they work through hardships in life. Longoria is in talks to play Grace, a loving wife and mother who can't bear…
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‘Disjointed’ Actor Tone Bell To Star In ‘Dog Days’

‘Disjointed’ Actor Tone Bell To Star In ‘Dog Days’
Actor-comedian Tone Bell is set to star in Ld Entertainment’s Dog Days. Ken Marino directs the ensemble feature about people looking for more in life and relying on their furry friends for support. Bell steps into the role of Jimmy, a former NFL player-turned-tv host. Bell is a regular on Netflix’s new cannabis-centric Chuck Lorre comedy Disjointed opposite Kathy Bates. He has been receiving positive reviews for his depiction of Carter, an Iraq War veteran suffering from…
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Adam Pally Joins Nina Dobrev in Ken Marino Comedy 'Dog Days' (Exclusive)

Adam Pally Joins Nina Dobrev in Ken Marino Comedy 'Dog Days' (Exclusive)
Adam Pally has joined the ensemble of director Ken Marino's sophomore feature Dog Days.

Pally joins a cast that includes Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens and Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard.

Set in Los Angeles, the comedy follows a group of unwittingly interconnected people brought together by their better halves...their dogs. Pally will play Dax, a guitarist in a struggling cover band, who enjoys a carefree life until his sister goes into labor with twins and forces him to take care of her very large and mischievous dog, Charlie.

Mickey Liddell will produce through his Ld Entertainment banner, along with Jennifer Monroe and...
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Vanessa Hudgens Added To Cast Of Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’

Vanessa Hudgens Added To Cast Of Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’
Exclusive: We're out of the dog days of summer, but the cast of Ken Marino's Dog Days seems to be growing day by day. Having already seen FlatlinersNina Dobrev and It's Finn Wolfhard get on board with the indie romantic comedy in the past week, the pic now is packing some new power, I’ve learned. Spring Breakers and Broadway’s Gigi lead Vanessa Hudgens also has joined Dog Days. The Powerless alum will play Tara in the interconnected ensemble pic about people looking for…
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It and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard joins Nina Dobrev in Dog Days

Deadline is reporting that It and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has signed on to star in Dog Days, the next film from actor and director Ken Marino (How to Be a Latin Lover), where he will star alongside Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries, xXx: Return of Xander Cage).

The film “follows a group of interconnected humans brought together by their canine counterparts as each faces hardships in life with their trusty pets at their side.” Wolfhard is set to portray the character of Tyler, described as “an altruistic and thoughtful pizza delivery boy.”

Wolfhard can currently be seen in theaters as part of the cast of New Line’s hit horror It, while he returns to Netflix next month for the second season of the hit supernatural drama series Stranger Things.
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‘It’ & ‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard Cast In ‘Dog Days’

‘It’ & ‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard Cast In ‘Dog Days’
Exclusive: Finn Wolfhard, who is riding with the recent blockbuster horror pic It, has set his next film project. The young actor has come aboard the Ken Marino-directed film Dog Days, from Ld Entertainment. Written by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama, the pic follows a group of interconnected humans brought together by their canine counterparts as each faces hardships in life with their trusty pets at their side. Wolfhard will play Tyler, an altruistic and thoughtful…
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Nina Dobrev Joins Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’ Pic, Filming Roger Avary’s ‘Lucky Day’

Nina Dobrev Joins Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’ Pic, Filming Roger Avary’s ‘Lucky Day’
Exclusive: Just over a week before the re-imagined Flatliners comes out, Nina Dobrev is keeping her days full with two new projects. Currently filming Roger Avary's Lucky Day in Toronto, The Vampire Diaries alum also is joining Ken Marino's sophomore feature directing effort Dog Days, I've learned. Dobrev will play Good Day Seattle host Elizabeth in the canine-connected ensemble comedy from the West Hot American Summer vet. The character relies on her pet through life and…
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‘How To Be A Latin Lover’s Ken Marino To Next Helm ‘Dog Days’ For Ld Entertainment

‘How To Be A Latin Lover’s Ken Marino To Next Helm ‘Dog Days’ For Ld Entertainment
Exclusive: Ken Marino, whose directorial debut was on the Eugenio Derbez hit How To Be A Latin Lover, will next direct the comedy Dog Days for Ld Entertainment, the company that brought Megan Leavey and the three-time Oscar nominated Jackie to the big screen. Dog Days, which is readying to go before the cameras in Los Angeles in October, follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles brought together by their lovable canine counterparts. The script was written by…
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the How To Be A Latin Lover Blu-ray

The Hilarious Comedy How To Be A Latin Lover Starring Eugenio Derbez, Academy Award Nominee Salma Hayek, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell, Arrives on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD August 15 from Lionsgate

Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included) and Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek (Best Actress, Frida, 2002) lead an all-star cast in How to Be a Latin Lover, arriving on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-ray™ (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On DemandAugust 15 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by Pantelion, How to Be a Latin Lover is a laugh-out-loud comedy about an aging “ladies’ man” who is thrust back into real life after years of being pampered, and onto the doorstep of his estranged sister and nephew. Directed by comedy veteran Ken Marino (“Childrens Hospital,” “Party Down”) and written by Jon Zack (The Perfect Score) & Chris Spain, the film features a standout ensemble cast,
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