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Oscar Week: Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon of ‘The Big Sick’

Chicago – One of the surprise hits of 2017 was a film based on a true life courtship incident, that the now husband and wife – Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon – fashioned into a comedy. “The Big Sick” is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, and the duo behind it talked to HollywoodChicago.com last summer.

The Big Sick” is about Chicago stand-up comedian Kumail (Nanjiani, portraying a version of himself) who encounters a heckler named Emily (Zoe Kazan). A relationship blossoms, even though it is against the traditions of his Americanized Pakistani family, who insist that Kumail must marry a Muslim woman… leading to Emily and Kumail breaking up. Against this background, Emily then gets seriously ill, falling into a coma. Kumail must re-connect with her while she is in this state, and deal with her parents Beth (Holly Hunter) and Terry (Ray Romano). The situation creates a more deeper understanding of relationship commitment and unity.
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'Franklin & Bash' indicted for another TNT season

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'Franklin & Bash' indicted for another TNT season
While the Television Critics Association toured the set of "Rizzoli and Isles" on Tuesday (July 26) morning, TNT grabbed the opportunity to renew the summer legal dramedy "Franklin & Bash."   TNT has given "Franklin & Bash" a 10-episode order for its second season, targeting a premiere for summer 2012.   "This summer, 'Franklin & Bash' has broken out as a hugely entertaining series with great characters, sharp writing and a terrific cast," states Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming, for TNT, TBS and TCM. "We're thrilled that the show has drawn such a remarkably strong following and look...
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TNT unveils original series in new schedule

TNT unveils original series in new schedule
New York -- TNT on Wednesday unveiled 11 original series for the 2010-2011 TV season and announced projects in development with such big-name talent as Don Cheadle, Jamie Foxx, Mark Gordon, Mark Burnett, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Steven Bochco and Dean Devlin.

This summer, TNT will air seven new or returning originals: "The Closer," "Saving Grace," "Dark Blue," "Leverage," "Memphis Beat," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Hawthorne." Later this year, "Men of a Certain Age" returns.

In 2011, the network will debut a new series from Steven Spielberg and starring Noah Wyle called "Fallen Skies," with "Southland" returning as well. It has also in recent days picked up buddy lawyer series "Franklin & Bash." starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer.

Among the development shows are:

* An untitled Don Cheadle medical show:

With Cheadle as an executive producer, it focuses on 1971 Los Angeles, where a group of idealistic doctors open an urgent-care clinic in hopes of
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TNT Picks Up New Series 'Franklin & Bash'

Here is TNT's release on the pickup. A note: the project was originally developed and ordered to pilot by TBS. Previous: 'Glory Daze' Close To TBS Series Pickup; But TBS' 'Franklin & Bash' Now TNT-Bound TNT has given the greenlight to the buddy lawyer series Franklin & Bash, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Franklin & Bash is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais . Falls and Chais wrote the pilot. “Franklin & Bash is a hugely entertaining, smart and funny take on the legal procedural,” said Michael Wright, executive [...]
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'Ghost Writer' co-star joins AMC pilot

"The Ghost Writer" co-star Jon Bernthal is the first actor cast in AMC's drama pilot "Walking Dead."

In other cable pilot castings, "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh, Hal Linden, Amir Arison, Tina Majorino and Kevin Michael Richardson have joined TBS' "In Security," and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Reed Diamond and Dana Davis have boarded "Franklin and Bash," another hourlong TBS pilot.

Also at TBS, Tim Jo and Josh Brener have been added to the 1980s fraternity comedy pilot "Glory Daze." Jo is repped by Innovative and David Dean Management; Brener is with TalentWorks.

"Dead," based on Robert Kirkman's comic book, chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse and revolves around survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a secure home.

Bernthal will play Grimes' partner and friend Shane, an outgoing bachelor. On TV, he most recently starred on "Eastwick."

"Security" revolves around two sisters
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Two actors join TBS' 'Franklin & Bash'

Two actors join TBS' 'Franklin & Bash'
TBS has tapped Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as the leads in its hourlong comedy pilot "Franklin & Bash," lifting the contingency off the project.

The cable network also has cast another hourlong pilot, "Glory Daze," with Tim Meadows and Kelly Blatz. They lead a largely young, ensemble cast that includes Julianna Guill, Callard Harris, Matt Bush, Hartley Sawyer and Drew Seeley.

"Bash," from Sony TV, writers Kevin Falls and Bill Chais and producer Jamie Tarses, revolves around Jared Franklin (Meyer) and Steven Bash (Gosselaar), two street lawyers and lifelong friends who, after taking down a white-shoe law firm in a high-profile case, are recruited by the firm's patriarch. Bash has an uncanny ability to connect with a jury and judge, and Franklin is bent on sticking it to the Man.

"Robot Chicken" regular Meyer is repped by Gersh and the Collective.

Gosselaar most recently starred on the legal drama "Raising the Bar,
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