Roseanne Barr didn't make it to the White House, but the comedy star and former presidential candidate promises to be a force in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. Barr has signed on to voice the character of Kraang Prime, who will show up later this year in the season finale.
Barr joins a guest cast that includes...
The late-night arena may be getting even more crowded. TV Guide Magazine has learned that Will Ferrell's production company is quietly developing a talk show that would serve as USA Network's entry into the genre.USA and Gary Sanchez Prods., run by Ferrell and Adam McKay, have come up with an idea unique to the time period: A morning show in late night.
From Fashion Star to sitcom star: NBC is developing a comedy starring Jessica Simpson, TV Guide Magazine has learned. The show would feature Simpson playing a version of herself in a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style look at her life.
The British TV drama Prisoners' Wives could be arriving on these shores, via Lifetime. The cable network is developing a U.S. version of the show from Endemol Studios.The drama is based on a format from Tiger Aspect about four different women who cope with a man in her life serving time in prison.
When fired Storage Wars star Dave Hester ("Yuuup!") filed suit in December against A&E and Original Productions, accusing them of rigging the show by planting valuable items in some storage units, he reignited an old debate questioning how "real" reality TV actually is. Other series, like TLC's Breaking Amish, have weathered criticism that participants' backgrounds were embellished. And it's now widely accepted that docusoaps like MTV's The Hills were heavily scripted.
E! loves Whitney Cummings, and they mean it. The cable network has ordered six more episodes of the comedian's new weekly talk show, Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, TV Guide Magazine has learned.
Conan O'Brien is bringing the laughs to March Madness. The TBS late-night host will head to Atlanta to host a week of shows leading up to the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament. Conan will be taped April 1-4 at Atlanta's Tabernacle concert hall, an old Baptist church not far from the Georgia Dome, the site of this year's Final Four and championship game.
The dream of the '90s continues to thrive on Portlandia, the sketch comedy series from Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein that's back for a third season on IFC (Fridays 10/9c). Armisen has spent the past 11 years as a member of the Saturday Night Live ensemble, while Brownstein is best known as a member of indie rock groups Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag. But during their off months, the comedy partners have created a whole new world of quirky characters, from militant bike messengers to feminist bookstore owners. Armisen answered our showrunner survey to explain why you should make a visit to Portlandia.
Bones is back. The long-running Fox series has been renewed for next season, which will mark the fan favorite show's ninth year on the air.
Seth Rogen will guest star next month on Fox's The Mindy Project as the latest romantic interest for Mindy Kaling's character.
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