After penning the awards-buzzed film The Social Network, writer-producer Aaron Sorkin is friending an old pal: television. The creator of The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Sports Night is heading to premium cable with a pilot for another behind-closed-doors series. Tentatively titled More As the Story Develops, "It'll be a new series for HBO that will take place behind the scenes — for a change — at a nightly cable news show, where they have made a decision to try to do the news well," Sorkin revealed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
"I'm loving the idea of ...
William Shatner may just be warp-speeding past Ryan Seacrest as the man with the most jobs in show business: the TV icon has a hit sitcom with big upcoming guest stars, a talk show, a newsmakers series, an upcoming book and a new album in the works.
His CBS sitcom, $#*! My Dad Says, is a likely candidate to return for a second season, the actor told TV Guide Magazine at a breakfast to distribute philanthropic funds in conjunction with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show he founded. "It's getting terrific numbers, holding steady and beginning to build, and we're very hopeful for next season," Shatner says of his first regular sitcom gig. "I was unprepared for how different it is and I'm thrilled by it. I may be having the most fun of anything that I've ever done."
TV journalist Lisa Ling's about to get OWN'd: She's got her own documentary series launching on the Oprah Winfrey Network early next year focusing on the American identity.
"At the end of January my new series on OWN will launch," Ling tells TV Guide Magazine. "It's called Our America. And it's a window into ...
Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons
Amy Farrah Fowler has more than one date a year with The Big Bang Theory: Mayim Bialik's she-Sheldon will be continue to make return appearances, the actress tells TV Guide Magazine.
"We just filmed the first episode where I'm having interactions with people other than the Sheldon and Leonard plot — I'm with the girls," says Bialik, whose Amy embarks on a girls' night out with ...
Have you been missing The Closer since it wrapped its season last month? Emmy-winning star Kyra Sedgwick is already back on the beat for a five-episode winter season that begins in December, and co-star Tony Denison tells TV Guide Magazine that the holiday episodes' self-contained storylines will tread a fine line between ...
Is television comedy icon Bob Newhart, 81, ready to stage his own Betty White-esque pop culture takeover?
"I don't know if the American public is ready for that," laughed Newhart at a salute to his 50th anniversary in show business at Beverly Hills' Paley Center for Media. But while the star of The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart says starring in a regular a series isn't highly likely ("That's for young people"), he's nowhere near retirement — and he may be teaming with his longtime best friend Don Rickles for a TV project in the near future...
Law & Order: Los Angeles premiered to solid ratings last week, proving that the venerable franchise still resonates with viewers even after a coastal relocation, and creator Dick Wolf offers new details about the series' shifting L.A.-area locales and true-crime inspirations after its decidedly "Hollywood" debut.
When he's not hosting Let's Make a Deal during the day, the ever-versatile Wayne Brady is getting used to being a primetime guest star. After his recent return engagement to CBS' How I Met Your Mother, Brady tells TV Guide Magazine he's been told to expect to be called back again this season, and he really wants to follow in his TV brother Neil Patrick Harris' footsteps as a guest star on Fox's Glee.
It's a whole new reality for Lauren Conrad: The Hills' leading lady will be returning to MTV for a new series following her budding fashion career, and she tells TV Guide Magazine this time she's in control of just how intrusive the ever-present cameras will be....