Dean Winters, Josh Duhamel
When at first you do succeed: do it again. Imitation, not innovation, was the prevailing takeaway when CBS presented its fall prospects (and one notable midseason contender) at the TCA press tour on Thursday.
Not that the network's entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had any apologies for doubling down on what works — not when a franchise like NCIS (launching its second spinoff in September) can achieve what she called the "creative holy grail" with its global dominance, or when syndication and/or streaming deals with outlets like Hulu, Amazon and WGN add to the bottom line for shows including the acclaimed The Good Wife and Elementary and the sci-fi hits of the last two summers. "These [new] platforms aren't replacing each other. They're complementing one another and enhancing the value of the content as it moves from window to window."
Dean Winters and Josh Duhamel, Vince Gilligan
CBS is selling its new midseason drama Battle Creek as being the next project from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. And while it's not completely untrue, it certainly may give the wrong impression.
Gilligan wrote the script for Battle Creek — which tells the story of Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) and his contentious relationship with FBI AgentMilton Chamberlin (Josh Duhamel) when the duo is forced to work together on a case — and pitched it to CBS 12 years ago. In fact, he admitted during a panel at the Television Critics' Association fall previews that it's been so long since he wrote it that he doesn't even remember how he settled on Battle Creek as the setting and title for the show.
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Now, however, CBS has dusted off Gilligan's script ...
Josh Duhamel has signed on to Battle Creek, the CBS drama from Breaking Bad creatorVince Gilligan and House's David Shore, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Axl Jack Duhamel
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel showed off their newborn son on Tuesday, tweeting out the first two photos of Axl.
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"Axl Jack Duhamel Day 1. Life is good," Duhamel, 40, tweeted on Tuesday, adding that...
Josh Duhamel and Fergie
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel welcomed their first child on Thursday, People reports.
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Dad-to-be Josh Duhamel is ready to show that he's really just a big kid at heart when he hosts the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in March.
"I'll just get to act [like] a fool and that's really what I do best," Duhamel told TVGuide.com at the network's upfront presentation.
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Although Duhamel is no stranger to the awards show — we were there when he was inducted into the show's Arm Fart Hall of Fame —he says it's an honor to be named host.
Josh Duhamel and Fergie
Hey mama, Fergie is going to be a mama!
The Black Eyed Peas singer announced Monday on Twitter that she and husband Josh Duhamel are expecting their first child.
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At only 24, Julianne Hough is the epitome of a Hollywood triple threat: a professional dancer, singer and movie star. But the Footloose star's road to success wasn't easy.
In order to pursue her dreams, Hough attended a prestigious London dance academy, miles away from her parents in Utah. Though her she wasn't without family in London (her brother Derek was there, as well), Hough revealed in Cosmopolitan's February issue that the adults around her at the time took advantage of the lack of parental supervision.
Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Dead men tell no tales — but cartoon pirates sure do! Disney Junior's smash morning hit Jake and the Never Land Pirates kicks off its second season February 20 (8:30am/7:30c) with a slew of new swashbucklers voiced by well-known names.
Look for movie star Josh Duhamel as landlubber Captain Flynn, who "ends up shipwrecked in the middle of the desert with a first mate who's a camel named Camille," says exec producer Rob LaDuca.
After Eddie Murphy resigned as Oscars host in November, getting Billy Crystal to host the ceremony for a ninth time apparently wasn't as easy as picking up the phone.
In the first promo for The 84th Annual Academy Awards, Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox are forced to travel to the furthest location on Earth (Mongolia, duh!) to find "the one they call the host" in a Funny or Die-produced clip also featuring William Fichtner, Vinnie Jones and Crystal's former co-star...