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Watch My Show: Cristela's Cristela Alonzo Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Cristela Alonzo

Cristela is smashing barriers both on and off screen. The sitcom, loosely based on Cristela Alonzo 's life and stand-up routine, stars the comedian as a young woman living with her chaotic family while striving to become a lawyer. The multi-camera sitcom has earned positive attention from critics, particularly thanks to its honest portrayal of an extended Mexican-American family all living under one roof in Dallas. Alonzo, who co-created the show with fellow executive producer Kevin Hench, explains why you should get to know Cristela.

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How the NBA's Biggest Stars Are Taking on TV

Jessie Usher, RonReaco Lee, Mike Epps

They've got game on the court — but what about on TV? Several current and past NBA stars are taking a shot at producing, often with shows that were inspired by their own lives.

Many of them have even formed production companies, with an eye toward making Hollywood more of a full-time gig once they're pooped on hoops. Recently returned Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is leading the charge, as one of the executive producers on the new Starz comedy... read more

GSN's New Development Includes Horror Game Show; Two App-Themed Series

Game Show Network

Horror filmmaker Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge) is getting into the game show business. Blum is behind Hellevator, a scary competition series in development at GSN.

Hellevator is one of several projects in the works as GSN looks to ramp up its development for 2015. The show follows contestants as they enter a scary warehouse via a creepy elevator. The players will then compete in spooky and exhausting challenges until just one is left. Blum is executive producing with Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin for Lionsgate TV and Matador.

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Exclusive: Jim Rash and Nat Faxon to Direct Community Episode

Jim Rash, Nat Faxon

In a Season 3 episode of Community, Dean Craig Pelton breaks down after trying to direct an out-of-control commercial for Greendale College. Now, Jim Rash — the actor behind the Dean — is stepping behind the Community lens for real.

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Exclusive: NBC's The Blacklist Casts the Villain For Its Super Bowl Episode

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman is bringing anarchy to NBC's The Blacklist. The actor has signed on to play the drama's next mega criminal when it returns on Feb. 1 behind the Super Bowl.

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Brooke Shields On Why She Joined Adult Swim's Homicidal Dog Cartoon Mr. Pickles

Brooke Shields

Adult Swim's Mr. Pickles, featuring an evil dog who regularly kills, beheads and mutilates deserving victims, might make you rethink pets. And Brooke Shields' involvement in the cartoon might make you rethink Brooke Shields.

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Exclusive: Community Hires Two New Series Regulars

Paget Brewster, Keith David

Two new Human Beings are on their way to Greendale. Paget Brewster and Keith David will join Community full time as the comedy enters Season 6 and moves to its new home on Yahoo! Screen.

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What's That Song? A Roundup of This Fall's TV Themes

Marry Me

TV theme songs remain a rarity in primetime, with most shows settling for a quick title card and short instrumental burst. (Witness this fall's no-frills openings on shows like Jane the Virgin.) But a few new shows are still keeping the form alive. That includes Showtime's new steamy relationship drama The Affair, which commissioned an original piece from Fiona Apple.

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Watch My Show: Newsreaders' Jim Margolis and David Wain Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Newsreader

Adult Swim's TV newsmagazine parody Newsreaders is back for Season 2 with more absurdity and a new host, Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory). Guest stars this season include Malin Akerman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jenna Fischer, Danny Pudi, Rob Riggle and David Hasselhoff. Executive producers Jim Margolis (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) and David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) filled out the TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why Newsreaders is worth the headline.

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Watch My Show: Marry Me's David Caspe Answers Our Showrunner Survey

David Caspe

It might not be Happy Endings, but it's close. Fans of that canceled sitcom can take solace in creator David Caspe's follow-up, the freshman NBC comedy Marry Me. Caspe's real-life wife (and Happy Endings alum) Casey Wilson is back, and the jokes come just as rapid-fire. But where Happy Endings had an ensemble cast, this time there's a couple at the heart of the comedy: Wilson and Ken Marino play Annie and Jake, a couple experiencing the bumpy road towards marriage. Caspe filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why Marry Me is worth the engagement.

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