Amazon has ordered five original series, including the political comedy Alpha House starring John Goodman.
Amazon Studios made all of its 14 pilots available for free back in April, and used feedback from Amazon and LOVEFiLM customers to help decide which pilots would be among the company's first original series.
The Office is being sent off in style.
Amazon unveiled 14 new original pilots last week, and according to TVGuide.com's poll, Alpha House, Zombieland and Onion News Empire are the early favorites.
Amazon is throwing the lid off TV's pilot process. As it looks to join rival Netflix in the original series game, the online retailer has just posted pilot episodes of six sitcoms, two animated comedies and six children's cartoons. Amazon will then gauge audience reaction before making series orders.
Pilots are usually screened in network boardrooms and closed-door focus groups. But in an extensive interview with TV Guide Magazine, Amazon Studios director Roy Price says he wanted to make the service's selection process transparent for U.S., U.K. and (soon) Germany audiences...
Hot in Cleveland
Things are getting Hot in Cleveland during this week's episode of the TV Land comedy — seriously.
Photo Gallery: Everybody's posing nude!
When the ladies — Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), Victoria (Wendie Malick), Joy (Jane Leeves), Elka (Betty White) and Elka's BFF Mamie Sue (guest star Georgia Engel) — head to a meditation retreat, they'll find spiritual guidance from a yogi played by Ed Begley Jr. But when he mixes up the girls' itinerary...
It's a reunion for Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. who have all joined Christopher Guest's upcoming HBO series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander
"You guys will make up."
That's what Korsak (Bruce McGill) tells Jane (Angie Harmon) on the Season 3 premiere of Rizzoli & Isles (Tuesday, 9/8c, TNT) about her fractured friendship with Maura (Sasha Alexander).
He may be right, but it looks to be a long road back for the former BFFs. Maura still feels betrayed that Jane shot her estranged father, crime boss Paddy Doyle (John Doman), in the Season 2 finale after having promised that she wasn't going to do anything. That surely can't be something that is forgiven in one episode, right?
So how close are Jane and Maura to letting bygones be bygones? And is Paddy dead? Here are six things to expect on the season premiere.
Ed Begley Jr., Chris Vance, Chazz Palminteri
You'll see a couple new faces on Rizzoli & Isles next season — and lots of familiar ones as well. Chazz Palminteri, Ed Begley Jr. and Chris Vance are among the stars returning to the TNT drama for Season 3, TVGuide.com has learned.
Rizzoli & Isles boss on season finale: I wanted to leave them at odds
Palminteri, who plays ...
Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star on an upcoming episode of ABC's The Middle, the show's executive producer announced Wednesday at the winter TV previews.
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Goldberg will appear on the 21st episode as the guidance counselor of Sue (Eden Shur), executive producer Eileen Heisler said during a panel that also featured the showrunners of ABC's other Wednesday night comedies, Suburgatory, Modern Family and Happy Endings.
Also coming soon to visit the Heck family...
Ed Begley Jr.
Off the Map, ABC's new mid-season medical drama from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes (think Grey's in the jungle), has enlisted an alum from...