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‘SNL’ Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’ (Exclusive)

13 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the Fox comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.

McCarthy-Miller, who is best known for her work on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has also signed on as an executive producer of the series, alongside Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof. The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

McCarthy Miller was the director of “SNL” for eleven years, and has racked up numerous Emmy nominations for both “SNL” and “30 Rock.” Her resume is uber impressive in both unscripted and scripted TV ranging from ABC’s “Match Game” to Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to broadcast sitcoms »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Jason Ritter to Star in ABC Dramedy Pilot The Gospel of Kevin

17 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

No pressure Jason Ritter, but you’ve got the whole world in your hands.

The Parenthood vet is set to play the title role in The Gospel of Kevin, an hour-long comedic drama pilot about a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Agent Carter duo Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters penned the pilot script and will serve as EPs.

Additional TV credits for Ritter include stints on HBO’s Girls, Amazon’s Goliath and Comedy Central’s Drunk History. »

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Chazz Palminteri Joins CBS’ Comedy Pilot ‘Distefano’

15 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chazz Palminteri has booked a series regular role opposite Chris Distefano and Annie Potts in Distefano, CBS' comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. Inspired by the comedy of Distefano, the project centers on Izzy (Diane Guerrero) and Chris, two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Colombian American, one Italian. Palminteri will play Tony, Chris’ (Distefano) dad, a… »

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CSI Vet Marg Helgenberger Joins Fox's Behind Enemy Lines Pilot

14 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CSI vet Marg Helgenberger is heading Behind Enemy Lines as a “fierce but fair” Navy Admiral in Fox’s McG-directed pilot.

RelatedPilot Season: Scoop on Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Loosely based on the 2001 Owen Wilson/Gene Hackman movie, the Fox project is described as a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped — you guessed it — behind enemy lines. The “distinctly patriotic series” will offer a multi-perspective narrative that follows soldiers on the ground, the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier and intelligence officers in D. »

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‘Somewhere Between’: Devon Sawa Cast In ABC Summer Drama Series

16 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Nikita alum Devon Sawa has been cast opposite Paula Patton in Somewhere Between, ABC's thriller drama series with a supernatural twist, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for summer 2017. Written by Legend Of The Seeker and Taxi Brooklyn co-creator Stephen Tolkin and based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on superstar news producer and fiercely loving mom Laura Price (Patton). She isn't crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be… »

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Demi Moore Set To Recur On ‘Empire’

17 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Demi Moore is set for a major recurring role on Fox’s hit hip-hop drama series Empire. Moore’s character will be introduced be introduced in the Season 3 finale this spring. She’ll play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past, who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family in Season 4. Moore joins previously announced actors and musicians who will appear on Empire this spring, including her daughter Rumer Willis, Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs… »

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Days of Our Lives Renewed at NBC

18 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC is flipping the hourglass for a 52nd time.

Despite rumors that Days of Our Lives was nearing extinction, NBC has renewed the venerable soap opera for a record 52nd season, TVLine has learned exclusively. The pickup comes a month after the sudser fired co-head writer Dena Higley and replaced her with General Hospital vet Ron Carlivati. Days‘ other co-head writer, Ryan Quan, is sticking around as a creative consultant.

“We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of Days of our Lives, »

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Jimmy Kimmel Talks Considering Retirement From Late-Night TV After 14 Years

19 hours ago | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jimmy Kimmel has become a household name after 14 years of starring on live-night television with his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” While talking with Variety magazine he revealed his contract with ABC expires in the fall of 2019 and said he has thought about retiring. “I know I will do the show for another three […] »

- Aynslee Darmon

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Cast as Lead in Marvel, ABC’s ‘Inhumans’

20 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Game of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon has been cast as the lead in Marvel’s “Inhumans” series for ABC. Rheon recently starred as the villainous Ramsay Bolton on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Based on the classic Marvel comic book characters created by by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, “Inhumans” tells the story of a race of super-powered beings who first appeared in Marvel Comics publications in 1965. »

- Daniel Holloway

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Kaitlin Olson’s ‘The Mick’ Renewed by Fox for Season 2

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sorry, suckers, it looks like Mickey’s gonna stick around for a while: Fox has renewed freshman Kaitlin Olson sitcom “The Mick” for a second season. To-date, the series has averaged a solid 2.0 Nielsen rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, including a week’s worth of delayed viewing. By Fox’s own count across multiple platforms, ‘The Mick’ has reached an average of eight million total viewers per episode. “From the earliest stages of development, all of us at Fox had enormous faith in ‘The Mick,’ and it hasn’t disappointed,” said David Madden, president, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Kaitlin is a fearless comedic. »

- Tony Maglio

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Showtime’s 1970s LA Stand-Up Scene Series ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Will Make World Premiere At SXSW

21 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Showtime’s new drama series I’m Dying Up Here, set during the heyday of Hollywood’s 1970s stand-up scene will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. before the series airs on Sunday, June 4. A Q&A will follow after the screening at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas with the series' cast and producers, including Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin , Al Madrigal and executive… »

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Tim Robbins to Star in Alan Ball's New HBO Dysfunctional Family Drama

21 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following his brief comedic turn on The Brink, Tim Robbins is getting serious with HBO.

The Oscar winner has signed on to star opposite Holly Hunter in Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball‘s forthcoming, still- untitled drama series, TVLine has learned.

RelatedBig Little Lies Premiere: Are You Sold on HBO’s Rich-Moms Miniseries?

This 10-episode series — which bears the unofficial, working title Here, Now — centers on a middle-aged couple and their four children, three of which were adopted from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia. The twist? The seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Also, one »

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‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Celebrates the Start of Production By Expertly Trolling Fans

22 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been a full 16 months since the last episode of Rick and Morty, and as of now we still don’t know when we’ll see the show again. There were some optimistic rumblings that season 3 could premiere by the end of 2016, but that garbage year has already come and gone. On the bright side, though, […]

The post ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Celebrates the Start of Production By Expertly Trolling Fans appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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TV Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Wins Big, ‘24’ Sinks, ‘Timeless’ Finale Ticks Up

22 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC’s “The Bachelor” brought in the biggest numbers by far in every measure Monday night. The stalwart reality series drew a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an average audience of 7.88 million viewers over its two hours, cleaning everyone’s clocks. “Quantico” followed with a 0.7 and 2.57 million viewers.

On CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” brought in a 1.4 in the demo and 7.29 million viewers. “Man With a Plan” came in with a 1.3 and 6.69 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” ticked down to a 1.2 and 6.68 million viewers. “2 Broke Girls” held at a 1.2 and 5.78 million viewers. “Scorpion” brought in a 1.2 and 7.14 million viewers.

NBC’s “Timeless” finished out its first season with a 0.9 in the demo and 3.34 million viewers, up from last week’s nadir of a 0.7. A special “American Ninja Warrior: All Stars” filled the void between “The New Celebrity Apprentice” and “The Voice” with a 1.4 in the demo and  5.19 million viewers. Speculation about a second season of the time »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Matt Groening’s Futurama Is Going to Be a Mobile Game

45 minutes ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

While Futurama began as somewhat of an evil stepchild of The Simpsons, it didn’t take long for it to develop its own fan base and become a classic all on its own.  While the animation and some voices were all trademarks of Simpsons creator Matt Groening, the subject matter and story lines were vastly different and catered to a much more specific crowd: the geek universe.   To this day people are still analyzing the show, its characters and watching reruns whenever they get the chance. But some good news came today because something new from Futurama is on the horizon.   

Matt Groening’s Futurama Is Going to Be a Mobile Game »

- Nat Berman

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Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump’s “Erratic Behavior” Has Republicans Worried

50 minutes ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Udpated with video: MSNBC morning show host Joe Scarborough told Late Show host Stephen Colbert he's having trouble transitioning from calling Potus  “Donald" to "Mr. President.” "I'll be really honest with you; the way he's acted over the past month has made it even harder to call him Mr. President,” Scarborough said, noting, disapprovingly, that Trump has questioned judicial review and the legitimacy of a federal judge. Republicans in the Senate, in particular, need to… »

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Celebrating National Margarita Day with Margarita Scenes from Movies

1 hour ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

In case you didn’t know, today is National Margarita Day.   I must admit that even though this day passes every year, I forget about it every single year.  Perhaps that’s because every single day on our calendar seems to be some kind of “day” that we celebrate and it’s impossible to keep track.   In case you’re not familiar with this “holiday” here’s some info from the official website. We pay tribute and honor the margarita on this special day of celebration.  We so deeply respect and value its place in our history that we have set aside Feb. 22 of

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- Nat Berman

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Suits Star Sarah Rafferty Talks Donna's Identity Crisis, 'Darvey' Hand-Holding

1 hour ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Suits‘ Donna and Harvey aren’t exactly touchy-feely types, but are they trying to avoid having any physical contact with each other?

RelatedSuits Renewed for Season 7

“I think they actually never touched each other until they held hands” at the close of the Season 6 fall finale, star Sarah Rafferty notes. “That’s why I loved that scene. It just speaks to their partnership and the depth of that.”

In fact, Rafferty can only remember two instances of touching prior to that hand-holding — and neither made the final cut. “When we shot [the flashback of] Donna telling Harvey that his father had passed, »

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ITV Closure Of London Studios Irks Union; China’s iQiyi Raises $1.5B – Global Briefs

1 hour ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ITV is closing The London Studios at South Bank as part of a redevelopment of the site as its headquarters. The studio has been home to such programs as Upstairs Downstairs and, more recently, Ant & Dec’s Satruday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show. In an email to staff that was seen by The Guardian, ITV boss Adam Crozier wrote, "We've given very careful consideration to what our plans mean for the London Studios, which would require significant investment to… »

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Inspirational Quotes from Every Single President of the United States

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The political landscape in the United States is a rocky one at best right now. I find myself having to write about some kind of scandal or negative revelation each and every day I wake up. It’s difficult to find positive vibes in any of this right now. However, when I came across this gallery of inspirational quotes from all the Presidents that have ever been in office in the United States (even Donald Trump) I felt a slight sense of ease knowing that we do in fact live in an amazing country. Even with Trump’s censoring of the media

Inspirational Quotes from Every Single President of the United States »

- Nat Berman

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