Michael Schneider


Chrisley Knows Best's Todd Chrisley on Raising Kids, Those "Toddisms" and His "Cray Cray" Family

Todd Chrisley and Chase Chrisley

Whether or not Todd Chrisley really knows best, he does know what's best for TV. The Atlanta family man's reality show, Chrisley Knows Best, struck a chord with viewers in Season 1, making it USA Network's first breakout reality hit.

Chrisley Knows Best is back for Season 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 14 (10/9c), and USA is looking at ways to capitalize on the show's success as it expands into more reality TV.

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Former NBC Exec Garth Ancier Responds to Seth Rogen About Freaks and Geeks' Cancellation

Seth Rogen

Former NBC Entertainment (and ex-The WB) president Garth Ancier was visiting the Saturday Night Live writers' room last weekend when he ran into another guest: Seth Rogen.

Ancier was the NBC exec who canceled critical fave Freaks and Geeks in 2000 after 12 episodes (18 were actually produced in total) due to low ratings. Freaks and Geeks went on to cult status ...

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WGN America Renews Manhattan For Season 2

Manhattan

Explosive news from WGN America: The cable network has just renewed Manhattan, its dramatic chronicle of the atomic bomb's birth, for a second season.

"Manhattan represents the kind of high-quality original series we aim to deliver at WGN America," says Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios.

Manhattan joins Salem as WGN America's second original series to score a renewal this year. Manhattan has struggled to find a wide audience, but earned a great deal of critical acclaim, including from TV Guide Magazine's Matt Roush, who calls the show a "surprise obsession."

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Q&A: TV's Power Producers Probe Primetime

Greg Berlanti, Shonda Rhimes

Most TV producers dream of finding one hit series. But for a handful of successful production company chiefs, one just isn't enough. These overachievers not only oversee several new and returning shows, they're currently developing and pitching another batch for next season. Meet some of this fall's power producers and what they're currently working on... read more

MTV Picks Up Fifth and Final Season of Awkward

Awkward

Well, this is Awkward: MTV has picked up a fifth season of the critically acclaimed comedy series, but also confirms it will be the show's last.

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Exclusive: Peter Fonda To Guest Star on NBC's The Blacklist

Peter Fonda

Get your motor running: Iconoclastic actor Peter Fonda has signed on to guest star on an upcoming episode of NBC's The Blacklist.

Fonda will play Geoff Perl, a CEO and philanthropist who funds millions of dollars for animal rights groups. Producers are mum on the character beyond that, but hint that he's not on Red Reddington's list. The episode will air Monday, Oct. 27 at 10/9c.

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Watch My Show: Town of the Living Dead's Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Town of the Living Dead

Even reality TV isn't safe from the zombie invasion. On Syfy's new unscripted series Town of the Living Dead, filmmakers in tiny Jasper, Alabama, enlist residents to help complete their zombie apocalypse movie Thr33 Days Dead. They've struggled for six years to finish the film, but with the spotlight now on it, the moviemakers hope to finally achieve a final cut — and persuade Syfy to air the end result. Executive producers Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh, who run True Entertainment, filled out TV Guide Magazine's "Watch My Show" survey in the hopes that they might scare up a few viewers.

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Nick Offerman on His The Simpsons Guest Stint, and Why It's Hard to Say Goodbye to Parks and Recreation

Nick Offerman

Ron Swanson, the gruff character Nick Offerman plays on Parks and Recreation, would admire the actor's work ethic. Sitcoms and woodworking aside, Offerman has recently become an in-demand voice actor, voicing the title character on Fox's Axe Cop and also lending his skills to Disney XD's Gravity Falls and this year's box office smash The LEGO Movie.

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Analysis: Why Your Cable Bill is So High

Why Your Cable Bill is So High

Think your $150-plus monthly cable bill has gotten out of control? You're not alone.

Earlier this summer, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) launched a website for consumers to share their TV billing horror stories. Within 10 days, her office received 428 responses, mostly complaints about the rising cost of TV and broadband services. Several people criticized inconsistent charges, unexpected bill increases and new fees for services they didn't want.

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Exclusive: Yvette Nicole Brown Departs Community

Yvette Nicole Brown

Shirley, Community fans are going to be disappointed with this news. But alas, it's true: Yvette Nicole Brown is departing the fan favorite comedy after five seasons.

Brown — who has played Shirley Bennett since the 2009 launch of Community — confirms to TV Guide Magazine that she has asked to be released from her contract for personal reasons. Sony Pictures TV and executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna have honored her request.

The actress says the change was necessary in order to take care of her ailing father. "My dad needs daily care and he needs me," Brown says. "The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn't do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad."

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