Happy New TV Year! With the Winter Olympics only a little more than a month away, the networks are wasting no time premiering new and returning shows through January, making this almost as busy a month for programming as the heights of September. Let the winter midseason begin.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Some underdogs adopt a never-say-die mentality. In the fringe world of wackiness known as NBC's Community, it's more like never say graduate, as the cult comedy returns for an against-the-odds fifth season with back-to-back episodes (Thursday, 8/7c) once again under the warped tutelage of mercurial series creator Dan Harmon. (For more on his and the show's comeback, go here.)
Christine Lahti's Hawaii Five-0 days may be numbered: The actress has joined the cast of CBS' Beverly Hills Cop pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
In the pilot, a sequel to the movie franchise, Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) police officer son Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson) patrols the rich and famous of Beverly Hills. Lahti will play Helen, the captain of the Beverly Hills Police Department who is respected by her detectives, though she worries Aaron's penchant for being a renegade will one day embarrass her.
CBS' Beverly Hills Cop reboot pilot has found the Judge Reinhold to Brandon T. Jackson's Eddie Murphy.
David Denman, who is best known for...
David Denman will be returning to The Office in the upcoming ninth season, TVLine.com reports.
After endless rewrites and false starts, Michael Scott's action thriller, Threat Level Midnight, premieres tonight in Scranton to an audience filled with past Dunder Mifflin friends, including Karen (Rashida Jones), Roy (David Denman) and David (Andy Buckley). "We all play characters in his movie," says Melora Hardin, returning as Jan, who stars as femme fatale Jasmine.
Sorry to put the brakes on Fox's post-Super Bowl momentum, but the network's new relationship comedy Traffic Light is a no-"GO" for me. Or, as I tend to think of it after having watched four derivative episodes: "STOP" me if you've heard this before.
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Melora Hardin, Steve Carrel
Before he departs The Office, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is inviting us all to a screening of Threat Level Midnight, the film he vowed to complete ever since his co-workers discovered his screenplay back in Season 2. The February 17 episode will see the returns of alums Melora Hardin (Jan), Rashida Jones (Karen), David Denman (Roy) and Andy Buckley (David), with almost everyone playing roles in the action/thriller.
Fox's new primetime lineup will feature more comedy and a little less American Idol, the network announced Monday. Fox will take the bold step of cutting the long-running (and sometimes loooong) show and will introduce three dramas and four comedies, including one that pairs Will Arnett and Keri Russell.
The show, Running Wilde, will join Glee as part of the network's new Tuesday night comedy block.
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Fox has led in ratings for the past six seasons, and the new slate attempts to fill the rare holes in its lineup: The Tuesday night ...
James Van der Beek and David Denman
David Denman, aka Pam Beasley's ex-fiancé on The Office, is returning to TV — but this time, not to beat the crap out of Jim Halpert.
Denman, along with Dawson's Creek alum James Van der Beek, has been cast in the Fox drama pilot ...
Zach Braff by John Shearer/WireImage.com
Zach Braff, whose Scrubs someday (...possibly) might wrap up its final season, is in talks to direct and executive-produce Saint of Circumstance, a drama pilot for Fox. Per the Reporter, The Office's David Denman would front the series as a man in a midlife crisis who quits his office job to instead toil as a night-shift paramedic. The pilot, penned by Braff's brother Adam, would shoot once the you-know-what has ended.