The Office is being sent off in style.
Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable is heading to another sibling-centered show.
Annable will guest-star as a hot college professor on an upcoming episode of Fox's Ben and Kate, TVGuide.com has learned.
Paging Dr. Quinn!
Jane Seymour guest-stars as the "wonderfully inappropriate" mom of BJ (Lucy Punch) on Tuesday's episode of Ben and Kate (airing 8:30/7:30c on Fox )— and it's safe to say her character, Wendy, won't be winning Mother of the Year anytime soon.
Lucas Neff and Shannon Woodward
Alert to Great Pumpkin fans: You'll need to be almost as patient as Linus for this year's annual showing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which ABC is saving for Halloween night itself, at 8/7c, kicking off Wednesday's great lineup of comedy (though considerably less great without The Middle in the equation). But unlike Linus, you will get your payoff, one considerably more satisfying than the rock Charlie Brown always ends up with after trick or treating.
Are there any timeless classics among Tuesday's Halloween sitcom treats? Perhaps not, but here are a few good reasons to watch (if storm coverage subsides):
Trick or treat? That's what Kate (Dakota Johnson) will find out on Tuesday's Halloween episode of Ben and Kate (airing at 8:30/7:30c on Fox), when she decides to abandon her typically conservative attitude towards the holiday — i.e. dressing her daughter Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) up as young historical figures — at the encouragement of her flirtatious friend BJ (Lucy Punch). Responsible mom Kate even gets into the Halloween spirit herself, accepting an invitation from her cute neighbor to attend a costume party at his house — and not being shy about showing her interest in him when she arrives.
Ben and Kate
Dana Fox was working on New Girl last year when she came up with the idea of developing a show loosely based on her brother, Ben (he's currently an ad exec but years ago was a bit of a free spirit). The siblings' real-life relationship forms the basis of Fox's Ben and Kate, (Tuesdays, 8:30/7:30c). Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson star as the brother-sister duo who bicker but ultimately lean on each other for support. Fox filled out our showrunner survey to explain why Ben and Kate deserves some brotherly love....
Mindy Kaling, Nat Faxon
Fox has given full-season orders to new comedies The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate, Fox announced Monday.
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"Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project have everything we want to stand for in comedy: smart writing, hugely appealing casts and comedy that feels contemporary and real," Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement.
Where there's hope, there's laughter. And where there's Raising Hope, which returns for a third season tonight on Fox (8/7c), the laughter is of a particularly shameless quality. Take Sabrina's grandmother Nana — please! Actually, as the episode begins, this glam granny has already been taken to the great beyond, her body laid out for the wake in a scenario that almost sounds like a Bones episode: "The Body in the Buffet." (The vain Nana having requested her body be put in the kitchen so people would notice — which Cloris Leachman's unhinged Maw Maw certainly does.)
Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson
In TV comedy, there's a fine line between the delightfully quirky and the annoyingly irksome, and Fox's Tuesday night lineup — now home to four half-hour sitcoms, forcing Glee's move to Thursdays — tap-dances around and over that line with reckless abandon. My advice: surrender and enjoy.
Shows like The New Normal and Modern Family have made nontraditional families a staple of prime-time television, and those keeping track of that growing roster can add Ben and Kate to the list. The Fox sitcom, which premieres Tuesday at 8:30/7:30c, revolves around single mom Kate (Dakota Johnson) and her good-hearted slacker brother Ben (Nat Faxon), who moves in with his sister to help raise her young daughter Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones).
"I think 'family' means a...