Debra Messing is coming back to NBC.
The Peacock is negotiating to pick up a single-camera comedy fronted by the Emmy-winning former Will & Grace star, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriot, who recently worked with Messing as writers/executive producers of USA Network's The Starter Wife miniseries.
The yet-to-be-titled comedy follows Messing as a laid-off CEO who must adjust to becoming a full-time wife and mother.
The pilot started ...
CSI fans take heart: A feature-length movie is in the cards, and it's definitely going to involve Gil Grissom, according to William Petersen.
"Yes, there will be a movie," Petersen told Britain's Radio Times. Although he is sure fans might be "a little trepidatious," Petersen promises the move to the big screen will not be done haphazardly.
"Usually people leave it till a series has finished —they did that with The X-Files and Sex and the City," Petersen said. "But it's about finding the right story, there has got to be a real reason to do it."
One of those real reasons? Grissom...
Ah, self-discovery. This episode of Heroes finds several characters pondering who they are and what their next move should be. Sylar shape-shifts himself into a ball of emotional mess which he longer identifies with, Hiro finally accepts that two heads are better than one on his path of heroic destiny, and Parkman decides being a part of his son's life is about more than changing diapers. Plus, Nathan tries his best to stop the program he initiated and Sylar does his best Norman Bates! Huh, you ask? Read on for the details.
This episode of Brothers & Sisters definitely lived up to its name. Coming off a monthlong break, the show picked up right where it left off and threw in some raunch for good measure. Sarah was on the prowl, ultimately "crunching some numbers" with a steamy Ojai accountant; Nora was once again wooed by her British architect beau, Roger; and Kevin and Scotty were nearly persuaded into a threesome by one of Kevin's exes. Robert wants to move his recovery into the bedroom, but Kitty has a headache — and maybe an intellectual affair. Let's kiss and tell, shall we?
Will Ferrell's new project features perhaps his most outlandish stunt to date: He drinks his own urine.
Ferrell will appear on a June episode of Discovery Channel's survival series Man vs. Wild, according to Variety. The former Saturday Night Live star and host Bear Grylls will brave the wilds of northern Sweden for 48 hours.
The duo will rappel down a 100-foot-high frozen waterfall, tandem-abseil off a helicopter and brave the overnight subzero temperatures in a snow shelter. They will also find food in the forest, which they wash down with the aforementioned urine.
Ferrell said the experience...
Boom! Legendary NFL commentator John Madden is walking away from the broadcast booth after nearly 30 years.
"It's time," Madden said in a statement issued by NBC Sports, where he has worked since 2006 as an analyst on Sunday Night Football, and for whom he called the most recent Super Bowl. "I'm 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall. I have two great sons and their families and my five grandchildren are at an age now when they know when I'm home and, more importantly, when I'm not.
"I still love every part of it — the travel, the practices, the game film, the games, seeing old friends and meeting new people... but I know this is the right time," Madden said.
The former Oakland Raiders coach has called games for all four of the major broadcast networks. He joined ...
After reinstating would-be-eliminated crooner Matt Giraud with the "judges' save" Wednesday night, Simon Cowell announced the "bad news" that next week, the American Idol singers would be tackling the groovy tunes of disco. (Anyone else already excited/cringing at the prospect of what Adam Lambert will do with/to the Bee Gees?)
Fox also announced that Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta will perform his new single "A Little Too Not Over You," during next Wednesday's results show (9 pm/ET). And in keeping with the disco theme...
As a pro wrestler, Hulk Hogan was always great at talking smack. But he's getting a smackdown for saying ex-wife Linda Bollea helps him understand O.J. Simpson.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, sounded off in the new issue of Rolling Stone about his ex and the "shaggy-haired pool boy 30 years her junior" she is now dating. His frustration even led the former wrestler to compare his situation to O.J. Simpson's.
"I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like O.J., cutting everybody's throat," Hogan said. "You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater [Florida] and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife.... I totally understand O.J. I get it."
Simpson was tried and acquitted for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995. A civil jury found Simpson liable in the deaths two years later, and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the Goldman family.
A rep for Hogan has since issued a mea culpa. "Hulk in no way ...
The Oscar-winning producers of Slumdog Millionaire are giving back to the children who face life in the Mumbai slums depicted in the movie.
The filmmakers announced they would donate £500,000 (about $742,000) to create a five-year program that will provide healthcare and education for children, according to People. The program will work in conjunction with Plan, an international children's development organization.
"Having benefited so much from the hospitality of the people of Mumbai, it is only right that some of the success of the movie be ploughed back into the city in areas where it is needed most and where it can make a real difference to some lives," Slumdog director Danny Boyle said in a statement.
In addition to this donation, the Jai Ho Trust has been established to take care of two of the film's child stars, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail. This trust...
The NBC affiliate in Boston that said it would rather air a newscast than Jay Leno's new primetime talk show has changed its mind.
Though WHDH-TV owner Ed Ansin originally said running Leno's show "will be very adverse to our finances," the affiliate — "upon further consideration" will air Leno's program at 10 pm/ET beginning in September, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"Jay is from Andover, where I went to school," Ansin said in a statement. "I enjoy his humor. We hope the new show is a big success."
When WHDH made the original announcement, the station ...