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‘Outmatched’: Finesse Mitchell Cast As Series Regular In Fox Family Comedy

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‘Outmatched’: Finesse Mitchell Cast As Series Regular In Fox Family Comedy
Exclusive: Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell is set as a series regular opposite Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson and Tisha Campbell in Fox’s new multi-cam family comedy Outmatched.

Written and executive produced by La to Vegas creator Lon Zimmet, Outmatched is about a blue-collar couple, Mike and Cay, played by Biggs and Lawson, in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.

Mitchell will play Irwin, Mike’s best friend and co-worker in construction. Irwin is Rita’s (Campbell) husband, but it’s clear she wears the pants and makes the decisions in the family. He’s a former jock. He’s a laid back and confident guy’s guy. More handsome than he is smart. People are drawn to him. He’s one of those hot guys who assumes everyone is getting a free cookie with their coffee,
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Outmatched: Fox Previews Family Comedy for 2019-20 Season

"They've taken over the whole house." Fox just released a new preview for their upcoming TV show, Outmatched.

The multi-cam sitcom "about a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City trying to raise four kids - three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses." The cast includes Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jack Stanton, Connor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher, and Oakley Bull.

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Fox Orders Live-Action Comedy Series ‘Outmatched’ & Animated ‘The Great North’

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Fox has picked up to series live-action family comedy Outmatched (fka Geniuses), from La to Vegas creator/executive producer Lon Zimmet; and animated comedy The Great North from Bob Burgers creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard and the Emmy-winning Fox animated series’ writers/co-executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux. Both hail from studio 20th Century Fox TV and are co-productions with Fox Entertainment.

The multi-camera Outmached had been a frontrunner among Fox’s four live-action comedy pilots as a possible companion to Last Man Standing (Current companion Cool Kids does not look good for renewal.). While Adam & Eve was never in serious contention, the multi-camera Patty’s Auto and single-camera Richard Lovely had some buzz. I hear Richard aLovely is likely dead though there is a small chance of it being redeveloped. On Patty’s Auto, I hear the pilot is not going forward at the moment, with some suggesting
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Fox Orders Nick Offerman Cartoon, Jason Biggs Family Comedy to Series

Step aside, Bob Belcher — there’s a new animated mustache coming to Fox. The network has given a series order to The Great North, TVLine has learned, which stars Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Alaskan single father Beef Tobin, who “does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter, Judy, lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.”

The Great North‘s stellar voice cast also includes Jenny Slate (Saturday Night Live), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Paul Rust
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Three Siblings Get Freaked Out By a Scary Story in This Fun Horror Short Called The Candlelight Witch

I’ve got a great and creepy new horror short film for you to watch today. It’s called The Candlelight Witch and it centers on three siblings who end up telling a scary story to pass the time during a blackout. As you might imagine, the chilling tale proves to be more dangerous than legend.

The short was directed by Becca Flinn-White, and is inspired by the kind of horror that you might see on the series Are You Afraid of the Dark?. The films stars Brooke Sorenson, Presley Richardson, Connor Kalopsis, and Emily Burkart.

I enjoy this kind of stuff and even though the premise is simple, it’s an effectively chilling story. Watch it below and let us know what you think!
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Watch: Horror Short 'The Candlelight Witch' from Becca Flinn-White

"It's just a story. It's just a story..." Another chilling horror short film to give you a thrill if you need it. The Candlelight Witch is a new horror short from the filmmakers behind other horror shorts including Your Date is Here and Where Is It and Mikus. Directed by filmmaker Becca Flinn-White, this short is about three siblings who tell a scary story one night that ends up becoming a bit too real. Which is truly one of the worst nightmares when you're a kid. This is suggested for those who love the Are You Afraid of the Dark? series, inspired by that kind of harmless storytelling. Starring Brooke Sorenson, Presley Richardson, Connor Kalopsis, and Emily Burkart. I like these shorts because they're so simple yet still so effective. Thanks to Todd for the tip on this. Original description from YouTube: "To pass the time during a blackout,
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The Grinder: Could the Cancelled Fox Series Return? Rob Lowe Says...

Could The Grinder be coming back? During a recent interview, star Rob Lowe said the Fox TV show might not be over quite yet, TVGuide reports.The cancelled comedy starred Lowe as Dean Sanderson, Jr., an actor who relocates to his old hometown and decides that, since he played a lawyer so successfully on television, practicing law at his family’s law firm can’t be all that different — much to the frustration of his hard-working attorney brother (Fred Savage). The cast also included William Devane, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Natalie Morales, Hana Hayes, and Connor Kalopsis.Read More…
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Days of Our Lives: "Cancel It," Says Fired NBC Soap Actor

File this under: Kid, You'll Never Work in this Town, Again. From October 2015 to September 2016, Jonathon McClendon briefly played a Soras-ed version of Chase Jennings on Days of Our Lives. Hyrum Hansen and Connor Kalopsis previously filled the role. Despite his short time on the NBC soap opera, this fledgling actor is speaking up about his former employer. McClendon says NBC should cancel Days of Our Lives, noting, "52 years is too long," and "I'm watching General Hospital from now on." The irony of those sentiments is, of course, April 1st will mark Gh's 54th anniversary on ABC.In his time at Days of Our Lives, McClendon's character raped Ciara Alice Brady (Vivian Jovanni). Ciara was not only Chase's potential love-interest and temporary step-sister (yes, yuck), she is also the daughter of Dool super couple Bo and
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Fox Orders Full Season of The Grinder

Looks like the Sanderson brothers will continue to work cases together for the foreseeable future. Fox has ordered a full season of its freshman comedy The Grinder, which stars Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. “The Grinder is the perfect combination of razor-sharp wit and relatable family dynamics — two hallmarks of successful comedies,” said Fox president David Madden. “The critics have embraced this original, fresh and funny show, and the talented cast – led by Rob Lowe and Fred Savage – has done such an incredible job infusing it with biting humor and heartfelt moments. We are so excited about the storylines that these fantastic producers have planned for the rest of the season.” In addition to Lowe and Savage, The Grinder also stars Mary Elizabeth Ellis, William Devane, Natalie Morales, Hana Hayes, and Connor Kalopsis. Fox notes that, throughout its first four episodes, The Grinder has delivered year-over-year gains, lifting Fox’s average in the Tuesday night,
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Rob Lowe -- Even My Tiny Co-Stars Are Rich!

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Connor Kalopsis is learning at a young age ... it's not what you know, it's who, because the young star of "The Grinder" is riding Rob Lowe's gorgeously tailored coattails all the way to the bank. Connor inked a contract which guarantees him $22,500 an episode on Fox's comedy about a TV star on a legal drama who tries becoming a real lawyer. Connor's guaranteed 6 shows, which totals $135,000. If the show's a hit ... he'll get 4% bumps
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The Grinder: Season One Ratings

Rob Lowe and Fred Savage have each starred on very successful TV shows that have run for many years. They've also each been on series that have been cancelled. How will The Grinder do in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

The Grinder revolves around Hollywood star Dean Sanderson, Jr. (Rob Lowe) whose TV show was suddenly cancelled. He relocates to his old hometown and decides that, since he played a lawyer so successfully on television, practicing law at his family's law firm can't be all that different -- much to the frustration of his hard-working attorney brother (Fred Savage). The series also stars William Devane, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Natalie Morales, Hana Hayes, and Connor Kalopsis.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly
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The Grinder

Network: Fox

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 29, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, William Devane, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Natalie Morales, Hana Hayes, and Connor Kalopsis.

TV show description:

This is legal/family comedy follows a fictional superstar lawyer who transitions from small screen to small town.

Hollywood icon Dean Sanderson, Jr. (Rob Lowe) returns to his hometown after his TV show is suddenly cancelled. He receives a hero's welcome from his family, especially from his number one fan and father Dean Sanderson, Sr. (William Devane). Head of the family's real life law firm, he's infinitely proud of his handsome and successful actor son.

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2015 Pilot First Impressions: Fox’s The Grinder

To clarify, this article and the ones similar to it are not reviews of this fall/midseason’s pilots (because pilots can change a lot between now and when they broadcast). These are just my first impressions of the not-for-air network pilots that I have been able to screen. I last wrote about Fox’s Grandfathered. Next up: Fox’s The Grinder, which premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 p.m. The Premise: A struggling lawyer’s Hollywood-star older brother returns home after years of playing an attorney on a popular TV series and now believes that he can be the real thing. The Cast: Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) as Dean Sanderson, Fred Savage (The Wonder Years) as Stewart Sanderson, Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Debbie Sanderson, Hana Hayes (Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures) as Lizzie Sanderson, Connor Kalopsis (Days of Our Lives) as Ethan Sanderson,
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Rob Lowe Hams Up His Small Town in New ‘The Grinder’ Teaser (Exclusive Video)

Rob Lowe Hams Up His Small Town in New ‘The Grinder’ Teaser (Exclusive Video)
“Fake it til you make it” is Rob Lowe’s mantra as Dean Sanderson, Jr. in Fox’s new original series “The Grinder.” Lowe stars as a hotshot television lawyer who returns to his hometown and joins his family’s law firm. Unfortunately, Dean lacks several important necessities of being a lawyer — no bar certification, no license to practice law, no experience in a real courtroom and no formal education. Still, this small-screen star is up for the challenge. Fred Savage stars as his brother Stewart. Mary Elizabeth Ellis, William Devane, Natalie Morales, Connor Kalopsis and Hana Hayes also star.
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Fall TV First Impression: The Grinder

Fall TV First Impression: The Grinder
The broadcast networks have more than 20 shows debuting this fall, including a soaring Supergirl, reborn Heroes, reanimated Muppets and sexy Scream Queens. To help you prep, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!

The Show | Fox’s The Grinder (Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c, premiering Sept. 29)

The Competition | CBS’ NCIS, NBC’s The Voice, The CW’s The Flash and ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat

The Cast | Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation), Fred Savage (The Wonder Years), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny…
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The Grinder Aims For Legal Meta-Show… Sort Of On Fox – Preview

Fox loves a familiar face, and whether that means renewing shows that have been on way too long, or picking up a new show with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. You can’t blame them, because people, but this one looks like it might have an uphill battle for fans… or it will be brilliant… or both.

In a spin on legal shows that seems to suggest an underlying dislike of legal shows, Lowe plays an actor who was on a show playing a lawyer for several years. With his show finally off the air, he’s moving back home, and his brother (Savage), who is actually a lawyer, can’t stand him.

That sounds like the perfect opportunity for The Grinder to prance around real courts, stealing his brother’s lack of thunder.

Hilarity ensues.

This is a show littered with difficulty, but there is a chance that it could pull everything together.
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Fox releases trailers for their 2015-2016 new show slate

With the 2014-2015 television season winding down, many television fans and channels are looking ahead to the new series that will make their debut over the next television season. Fox is no different, having announced their renewals, cancellations, and new series pickups over the last week, and the network has now released trailers for a number of their new series.

First up is the trailer for the new animated series Bordertown.

From Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann comes Bordertown, a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. The series takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, ethnic minorities will become the majority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the comedy explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. Bordertown centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes.
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Fox Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule

Fox Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.

"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."

Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder.
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New NCIS Season 12,Episode 7 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS" episode 7 of season 12. The episode is entitled, "The Searchers," and it sounds like things will get very intriguing as the NCIS crew investigates a fraudulent charity after a retired Master Sergeant comes up dead, and more. In the new,7th episode press release: Gibbs is going to take a case to heart when the NCIS team exposes a fraudulent charity that preys on the families and friends of missing military personnel. Press release number 2: After investigating the murder of a retired Master Sergeant, the NCIS team will uncover a fraudulent charity that preys on those searching for missing military personnel. In the meantime, Bishop is going to agonize over the results of her probation evaluation, and Tony will contemplate adopting a stray cat that followed him home. Guest stars will feature: Bart McCarthy (Retired Marine Master Sergeant
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