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NBC has revealed "Part 1" of its plan for the 2009-10 TV season, and it includes a second season of Parks and Recreation, a half-dozen installments of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday, and four new dramas.
In addition to renewing Parks and Rec, NBC also officially picked up Heroes for a fourth (albeit likely shortened) season. Previously announced returns include The Office, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, Friday Night Lights, The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Apprentice.
Conspicuously missing from NBC's press release is Medium, despite ...
Looks like Chevy Chase is finally ready for prime time.
The Emmy-winning comedian and Saturday Night Live alum has been cast in the NBC comedy pilot, Community, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Should it get picked up, the series will feature Chase's first regular prime-time role.
Community, described as "Stripes at a community college," stars Joel McHale as Jeff, a lawyer who returns to college after his degree is deemed invalid. Chase will play ...
Spies Like Us' Chevy Chase has been tapped to infiltrate Chuck.
Chevy Chase has signed on for a three-episode arc on NBC's Chuck, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On the Warner Bros. TV-produced Chuck, Chase will play a mega-billionaire technology mogul...
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Its about time this rugged troublemaking island castaway got a juicy movie role Josh Holloway who plays Sawyer on ABCs mega-hit Lost has been cast in the new Polish brothers comedy Stay Cool The film is about an author who returns to his high school to deliver a commencement speech and to confront his former crush Holloway says the Reporter will play a former high school jock and ex-boyfriend to none other than Winona Ryder Other notable cast members include Sean Astin Chevy Chase Hilary Duff and Jon CryerDoes this list of actors intrigue you as much as it does me Erin FoxRelated149 Josh Holloway Robber Sentenced149 Use Our Online Video Guide to Watch More Lost
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The mercury may be climbing but thats not phasing Hilary Duff who has plans to Stay Cool this summer by shooting a new comedy from the Polish brothersDuff joins the cast that already includes Winona Ryder Mark Polish Sean Astin Chevy Chase and Jon Cryer According to the Hollywood Reporter Cool follows Polish a successful author who must face a former crush Ryder when he returns home to make a graduation speech at his high school Duff plays Shasta ONeil a sassy senior who becomes flirty and invites Polish to the promMark Polish wrote the movie with his brother Michael who will direct the flick Shooting is scheduled to begin in July Does this comedy sound Cool to you Adam Bryant
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This Sunday, it sure didn't feel as if the sweeps month had already ended. Major pivotal episodes of ABC's hit series, a movie special on CBS (one of the better Hallmark Hall of Fames to air in a while) and, somewhat lost in the shuffle, a season finale of one of TV's more underappreciated dramas. That's a lot to digest.First off, the watercooler show of the night was unquestionably Desperate Housewives, capping an above-par season with the long-awaited arrival of a devastating twister. The circumstances were just about as far-fetched as most things that happen in this diverting comedic soap, but that final shot of a flattened Wisteria Lane was truly apocalyptic. Lynnettes banshee screech would have been justified even if she hadnt just realized the house where her family had hunkered down in the basement was buried in rubble. Outstanding.(For the record, I side with those who think that Ida, the owner of the wayward cat, is probably the friend referred to in...
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The past few weeks have been trying ones for anyone who cares about TV and the potentially devastating impact the ongoing writers strike could have on the current season and beyond. Which is why, being a cockeyed optimist and all, Ive been cautiously thanking the fates ever since hearing that the Writers Guild and the producers alliance are going back to the negotiating table on Monday. No guarantee, of course, that this will mean a quick end to the standoff that has shut so much production down already. But hey, its Thanksgiving week, so lets stay in a thankful and hopeful mode, OK?In that light, here are 10 more reasons to be thankful about the current week in TV as we head into the Thanksgiving break.1. Were still in a sweeps month, which has allowed us most nights to live blissfully in denial that a strike is even happening, since new episodes continue to abound (including over most of this long holiday weekend). Depending on what happen...
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Saturday Night Live funnyman turned National Lampoon Vacationer turned... well, subject of a so-so biography Chevy Chase has booked a multi-episode run on ABC's Brothers & Sisters, says the Hollywood Reporter. Chase will play Ted Nugent John Cocktoston Arnold Babar Frieda's boss Dr. Rosenrosen Stan Hirsh, an old high-school sweetheart of Sally Field's Nora. Treat Williams, the professor guy, Danny Glover (coming later this season), Chevy... yeesh, that Nora is one wanton widow.Chase's previous guest-starring gig was as Law & Order's ersatz Mel Gibson.
Thank god, it's... the DVD. A new Fletch: The Jane Doe Edition DVD slated for release on May 1 boasts a digitally remastered picture and includes the new featurettes "Just Charge It to the Underhills: Making and Remembering Fletch," "From John Cocktoaston to Harry S. Truman: The Disguises," and a compilation of favorite Fletch moments. (I was only kidding about the sandwiches and ball bearings, though it is all ball bearings these days.) I don't usually single out DVD releases in their own news item, but this is one of the funniest, most quotable films of all time, and exceptions will be made. Now does anyone have a towel? My car just hit a....
Chevy Chase, who famously lampooned the then-president during Saturday Night Live's early days, remembers Gerald R. Ford, who died Tuesday night, as "a very, very sweet man." Speaking to Reuters, Chase says his bumbling take was born of Ford's status as the United States' first nonelected commander in chief, and Nixon's successor and eventual pardoner. "I never felt that he deserved to be there to begin with," he says. "That was just the way I felt then as a young man and as a writer and a liberal." Years later, Chase says, he and Ford became friends. "He took my wife and I on a whole lovely trip through Grand Rapids to show us where he had been as a child and whatnot. We kept in touch, and he was just a terrific guy."