Ben Stiller is getting in the family way at ABC. Stiller's production company has sold the multi-generational half-hour sitcom Between Two Kings to the network, which will develop the script with an eye toward next fall.
Jeff Kahn, whose credits include The Ben Stiller Show and Crackle's digital series The Writers Room, will write the comedy and executive produce with Stiller. Between Two Kings centers on a divorced dad with sole custody of his 11-year-old son who wind up moving in with the man's ailing father. The lead character, torn between a narcissistic father and demanding son, must still find time run a business and re-enter the dating scene.
Dick Van Dyke will receive the Life Achievement Award at the 19th Annual SAG Awards.
"Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment," SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard said in a statement.
The Dark Knight Rises drew $64.1 million in its second week, keeping it on top at the weekend box office.
The third and final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, which stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, dropped 60 percent from its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo reports. It has now grossed...
Is the face of Saturday Night Live about to change drastically?
Cast members Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are reportedly bidding the show adieu after the end of the season, a source tells Us Weekly. "It will be a huge blow to the show," the insider tells the magazine. "Without Andy's video shorts and Kristen saving every skit, they'll need help!"
Alan Cumming is a perfect choice to host the 2011 Britannia Awards (Sunday at 8/7c on TV Guide Network). I mean, the man won a Tony Award for playing an emcee (for Cabaret in 1998)! Plus, the Scottish actor has other skills relevant to the gig — just ask him. "I'm a little bit cheeky and a little bit mischievous," he says. "I'm quite good on my feet."
It's a good thing too, because Cumming's packed schedule — including his ongoing gig on The Good Wife, which shoots in New York — made it difficult to find time to fly to Los Angeles to host the show, let alone prepare what he will say. "It kind of keeps me on my toes and kind of feels like doing theater without having to do a play for six months," he says. "I have no script yet, but I enjoy the last minute-ness of it."
Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 Britannia Awards
Cumming promises that he won't be nearly as controversial as that other biting awards show host from across the pond. "I think it's a Scottish thing to...