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David Hornsby & Blake Anderson To Topline & Write Dad/Stepdad Comedy In Works At CBS

CBS is developing a single-camera comedy created, written by and starring David Hornsby, creator and star of CBS’ How to Be a Gentleman, and Blake Anderson, co-creator and star of Comedy Central’s Workaholics. In the untitled project from CBS TV Studios, a high-strung father (Hornsby) must deal with a new family dynamic when his ex-wife marries a younger, free-spirited dude (Anderson) who becomes the stepdad to his children. In addition to writing and starring, Hornsby…
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Competition: Win comedy ‘Short Poppies’ on DVD

To celebrate the release of Short Poppies – on DVD & Digital Download 29th May – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Flight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby plays a host of hilarious characters in a laugh out loud look at small town life in New Zealand, featuring cameo appearances from Stephen Merchant, Karl Urban, Sam Neill and Bear Grylls, in this side-splitting cross between The Office and Parks and Recreation.

Pre-order today: http://po.st/ShortPoppies-dvd

To win Short Poppies on DVD, just answer the following question:

Short Poppies star Rhys Darby also appeared in which comedy show? Was it:

a) Corner Gas

b) Northern Exposure

c) How to Be a Gentleman

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like us first or your entry will be invalid.
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New Girl Casts David Hornsby (aka Mr. Emily Deschanel) as Jess' Adversary

New Girl Casts David Hornsby (aka Mr. Emily Deschanel) as Jess' Adversary
New Girl is keeping its latest casting in the family.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s David Hornsby will guest-star in a November episode of the Fox comedy, TVLine has learned exclusively.

In addition to being an accomplished actor in his own right, Hornsby is married to Bones star Emily Deschanel and brother-in-law to New Girl lead Zooey Deschanel. In the Season 6 installment, he’ll play the head of Jess’ school’s parent council, a tough customer whom Miss Day really, really wants to impress.

RelatedNew Girl: Staunch Republican Schmidt Is Not Voting for Donald Trump

We also hear that,
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‘Angel From Hell’ Review: Jane Lynch Shines in Odd-Couple Comedy

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‘Angel From Hell’ Review: Jane Lynch Shines in Odd-Couple Comedy
When it comes to odd-couple comedies, there are few premises that haven’t been tackled over the years — especially on CBS. From the short-lived “Partners” and “How to Be a Gentleman” to the crass “2 Broke Girls” and the actual “The Odd Couple” remake, the derived concept has solidified itself on the network with varying degrees of success. “Angel From Hell” is no exception, although it marks a departure from the Eye’s traditional multicam format. A single-camera comedy starring the likes of Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson, the series once again attempts to pair the straight-shooter with the oddball muck-up.
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See How Much the "Entourage" Cast Has Changed Since the Show's Premiere

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It's hard to believe it's been 11 years since we first met big screen heartthrob Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) and his boys, Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), Eric "E" Murphy (Kevin Connolly) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) on HBO's "Entourage." And, who can forget our favorite hot-headed agent, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven)?! The eight-season series was filled to the brim with celebrity cameos, hot Hollywood nightclubs and a whole lot of partying -- and we loved every minute of it. While we finally get to see these boys back together on-screen in the "Entourage" movie on June 5, toofab is taking a look at what Vinny and his pack-mates have been up to since the show premiered over a decade ago in 2004. Grenier was probably best known for starring in the movie "Drive Me Crazy" before he nabbed his "Entourage" role. He later co-starred with Anne Hathaway in "The Devil Wears Prada" and directed two documentaries,
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Update: NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilots From Dan Mazer & Tom Werner, Gary Sanchez Prods, And Jj Philbin & Jason Katims

2Nd Update, 4:40 Pm: Here is NBC‘s third and final comedy pilot order of the day for Ellen More Or Less (previously Formerly Fat Girl), written by Jj Philbin and executive produced by Jason Katims, who is behind NBC’s new comedy series About A Boy. The single-camera, from Universal TV and Katims’ True Jack Prods, is loosely based on the nonfiction book 10 Lessons From A Former Fat Girl and centers on an average-size woman who, after losing 100 pounds, begins reinventing herself in life and love. NBC gave the project, executive produced by Philbin, Katims and Michelle Lee a pilot production commitment in September. The pickup means that both high-profile single-camera comedy projects this season about a formerly fat protagonist have gotten a green light — Fox recently ordered Fatrick, which is already casting. For those counting at home, NBC has picked up 7 comedy pilots so far, plus series orders
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The Millers: Season One Ratings

You would think having the top sitcom as a lead-in would guarantee ratings success for The Millers. Not necessarily -- just look at cancelled shows like $#*! My Dad Says and How to be a Gentleman. Will this new Will Arnett comedy be a hit or will it be cancelled after one season like many others? Stay tuned.

The Millers follows a local newsman (Arnett) who's been hiding his recent divorce from his parents. When they hear the news, his dad (Beau Bridges) leaves his mom (Margo Martindale) and they each move in with their kids. The rest of the sitcom's cast includes J.B. Smoove, Jayma Mays, Nelson Franklin, and Eve Moon.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart
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Mark Gordon Co. & Gary Sanchez Sell Comedies To NBC

NBC has put in development Fifth Wheel, a comedy from ABC Studios and studio-based The Mark Gordon Co. The project was written on spec by Heidi Niedermeyer & Elena Crevello, best known for their viral video S**t People In L.A. Say (you can see it below). It a twentysomething ensemble show about a girl learning to deal with being the only single person in her group of friends. Gordon and Andrea Shay executive produce. Fifth Wheel joins six other sales for the Mark Gordon Co. this season — dramas with writers Aaron Stockard, Tom Donaghy, Dean Georgaris and Kathryn Price & Nichole Millard at ABC, and comedies at ABC and Fox. How To Be A Gentleman creator/star David Hornsby is behind an untitled NBC comedy project from Universal TV and studio-based Gary Sanchez. Written by Hornsby, it takes a look at the world of Nasa in the 1960s. Hornsby is
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CBS Buys Two Sony TV Comedy Projects

CBS has put in development two Sony TV-produced single-camera comedies from writing duos. The untitled Siegel/Morgan project, written by former 30 Rock writers-producers Josh Siegel and Dylan Morgan, is based on an original idea by producer Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. The workplace comedy, which has a scripted commitment with penalty, is set at the Cdc and follows a dysfunctional investigation team led by a single woman who is great at saving lives but bad at having one of her own. UTA-repped Siegel and Morgan, who are under an overall deal at Sony TV, executive produce with Kaplan who has upcoming comedy series Friends With Better Lives on CBS. The untitled Lisbe/Reger project, written on spec by Michael Lisbe and Nate Reger, is a young ensemble comedy with a mystery element that hints at the futures of all five characters. The duo are executive producing with Jaime Tarses of Sony TV-based Fanfare.
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TV Review: CBS Misses Comedy Mark with ‘The Crazy Ones,’ ‘The Millers’

Chicago – There are very few recurring weak points in the CBS lineup. They’ve been dominating total viewers for years with mega-hits like “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory.” But there is one thing they haven’t been able to figure out — something to partner with “Tbbt.”

After failing miserably with shows like “Rob!” and “How to Be a Gentleman,” they gave up and just moved “Two and a Half Men” to Thursday nights. That worked and so now they’re trying to expand the empire by pulling the night’s big hits apart and launching two programs in between. Neither are good and one is horrible. Ah well. Maybe they can move “2 Broke Girls” to Thursdays too.

The Millers

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The Millers

Television Rating: 2.5/5.0

The better of the two new CBS programs this evening has also been one of the most reviled in new season previews. Meh.
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"I still think Megan Fox is hot": Mary Lynn Rajskub talks about being bisexual

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Recently I went through all my stuff in the entire house and went through everything damaged or unuseful or I don't love. That's how I ended up looking through this box of photos and then. Oh! it's the hot waitress from El Torito Grill. I dated her. Yeah, that happened. I mean I liked my life in the '90s but I didn't feel like going back there. The picture of this girl and I, realizing I used to date her and I had blocked it out, shoved it into a black hole of my unconsciousness. There it was staring at me in the face, taunting me. "Oh don't act like you forgot me. Here I am!" — Kickin' It Mary Lynn Style

Mary Lynn Rajskub is a stand-up comic and actress who is most recognizable for her roles in TV shows like 24 or How to be a Gentleman,
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Partners: Cancelled Show Wiped from CBS Website, People's Choice Awards

Sorry Partners fans. If you were hoping that CBS might get around to releasing the remaining unaired episodes of the cancelled sitcom, you shouldn't hold your breath. The network has completely deleted Partners from their website.

Just last week, you could find video of full episodes, clips, promos, synopses, biographies, and show photos on the network site. All traces of David Krumholtz, Michael Urie, Sophia Bush, and Brandon Routh have been deleted.

While Partners wasn't a ratings success for CBS, it wasn't a huge flop either. Heck, NBC and Fox would love to have more sitcoms with Partners' numbers.

It's curious that the network would so quickly wipe out all traces of a show that ran for six weeks but in the past they've kept immediate failures (like How to Be a Gentleman and 3) on their website for months.
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The Mentalist Sends Mary Lynn Rajskub to Rehab

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I have a bit of a logical issue with the following news story; not the news itself, but the logic behind the plot The Mentalist will be involved in and the character Mary Lynn Rajskub will be playing. I can’t decide if what I’m feeling is justified or if I’m just being picky. When it comes to entertainment, there’s a certain suspension of disbelief that is required to properly enjoy certain aspects of the medium. But there is a line that can be crossed where suddenly what is being presented to us on screen is so unbelievable that the entirety of the plot can collapse. I believe Rajskub’s character is part of one such line crossing.

According to TVLine, Rajskub is guest starring as a rehab patient whose roommate is murdered. Now, I have no problem with this as is. Let whoever is murdered be murdered.
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'24' star Mary Lynn Rajskub lands 'Mentalist' role

'24' star Mary Lynn Rajskub lands 'Mentalist' role
24 star Mary Lynn Rajskub has won a guest role on The Mentalist. The actress will play a rehab patient on the CBS crime drama, TVLine reports. When her roommate is murdered, Rajskub's character crosses paths with Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and his Cbi colleagues. Rajskub is best known for playing Chloe O'Brian in 125 episodes of 24 - more than any other actor except series star Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer). The 41-year-old recently starred on short-lived CBS sitcom How to Be a Gentleman and has also (more)
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Mentalist Exclusive: Mary Lynn Rajskub Clocks In

Mentalist Exclusive: Mary Lynn Rajskub Clocks In
24 alumna Mary Lynn Rajskub is making time for The Mentalist, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The actress will guest star as a rehab patient whose roommate is murdered in a January episode of the CBS procedural.

Rajskub co-starrd in last season’s short-lived CBS sitcom How to Be a Gentleman. Her other tube credits include stints on The L.A. Complex, Grey’s Anatomy, Raising Hope and Modern Family.
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Michelle Trachtenberg lands on 'Criminal Minds'; Michael Buble does another Christmas special

News and notes from around the TV world, including yet another pilot from "Cougar Town's" Bill Lawrence and a couple of guest stars on "Ben and Kate."

- "Gossip Girl" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum Michelle Trachtenberg will guest-star on "Criminal Minds" later this season -- and her character sounds like she'll out-crazy Georgina Sparks. She'll play a stalker who loses it when she doesn't get the job she wants. [EW]

- NBC will air another Michael Buble holiday special this year after last year's "A Michael Buble Christmas" did decent ratings. The new special, set for Dec. 10, is called "Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays" and will feature guests Blake Shelton, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rod Stewart and Elmo from "Sesame Street." [NBC]

- Jane Seymour has booked a guest spot on Fox's comedy "Ben and Kate" for later this season, playing the mother of Lucy Punch's Bj. David Hornsby
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Exclusive: Ben and Kate Recruits Jane Seymour as Bj's 'Sexy' Mom — Plus a Sunny Star Stops By

Exclusive: Ben and Kate Recruits Jane Seymour as Bj's 'Sexy' Mom — Plus a Sunny Star Stops By
Ben and Kate‘s wild bartender Bj might want to cool it on the shots for a while, because her mum is coming to town.

Jane Seymour will guest-star on the Fox comedy as the mother of Lucy Punch’s character, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Mom Wendy, a sexy, middle-class Brit with plenty of affectations and bourgeois attitudes, will discover that her daughter is keeping some secrets from her.

While known as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman‘s titular frontier doc, Seymour recently has shown off her range with TV gigs on Franklin & Bash,
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'Made In Jersey' Returns To CBS

'Made In Jersey' Returns To CBS
"Made In Jersey" lives again ... sort of. CBS has scheduled already-produced original episodes to be burned off on Saturdays, according to Deadline.com.

New episodes of "Made In Jersey" will start on Saturday, November 24 at 8 p.m. Et. The show was pulled from its regular Friday night timeslot after only two episodes. "Made In Jersey" premiered to 7.8 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. The second episode had 6.8 million viewers and a very low 0.8 rating. The show stars Janet Montgomery as a newbie New Jersey girl lawyer and Kyle MacLachlan as elite attorney Donovan Stark.

Last season, CBS followed the same strategy with "How To Be a Gentleman," pulling it from Thursdays and slotting the leftover originals on Saturdays. However, it was bested by reruns of "Two and a Half Men" and quickly left the schedule altogether.

CBS shifted its Friday night schedule after "Made In Jersey" got the boot. Season 4 of
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CBS’ Cancelled ‘Made In Jersey’ Resurfaces On Saturdays

CBS’ freshman drama Made In Jersey, which was pulled after two low-rated airings on Friday, is getting slotted on Saturdays. The network has scheduled Made In Jersey originals on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, at 8 Pm. CBS followed a similar route last fall with comedy How To Be A Gentleman, which also was cancelled after two low-rated airings on Thursday. It too was relocated to Saturdays before CBS pulled it permanently after one outing on the low-trafficked night.
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Social Media’s Influence on TV Programming: Good Or Bad?

By Carson Blackwelder

Television Contributor

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Social media users are increasingly becoming good partners to TV, helping to spread the word about which series are critically adored and popular. But like every relationship, there are some negative aspects, too.

Unfortunately, networks using social media as inspiration for shows is one of them.

NBC recently ordered a pilot based on 24-year-old Emma Koenig‘s Tumblr account entitled, “Fuck! I’m in My Twenties,” which already spawned a book. The site features drawn images filled with sarcasm and insight about quarter-life crises. The show will follow a young woman in her twenties as she navigates her way in New York City. Sound familiar, fans of HBO’s Girls?

This announcement comes just two days after CBS ordered a comedy based on another Tumblr, and the source of inspiration for it comes from yet another twenty-something woman. On deck for this pilot is Lauren Bachelis‘ blog entitled “#hollywoodassistants.
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