Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem are having a great day! The couple announced their engagement Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, which secures federal benefits for gay married couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriages in California.
NBC's Up All Night should have been a hit. The show came with a strong comedy pedigree: It starred Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph and was produced by Saturday Night Live don Lorne Michaels. At the center was what seemed to be a relatable premise for the young adults watching the network's upscale comedies: a hip, young couple adjusts to life with a baby.
But two years after creator Emily Spivey shot the pilot (then called Alpha Mom), Up All Night is all but gone, suffering the death of a thousand tinkers. A heavily touted plan to morph the show into a multi-camera sitcom is now mostly abandoned, and some of the outlandish ideas bandied about for the revamp (including one idea involving rock star...
More changes are happening over at NBC's Up All Night.
Linda Wallem has been hired as the comedy series' new showrunner as it revamps itself heading into the spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She'll replace Tucker Cawley, who is leaving to become a consulting producer on Fox's The Mindy Project.
Showtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a fifth season and has tapped Clyde Phillips as the series' new showrunner, the network announced Thursday.
Cheers to Nurse Jackie for recuperating from its creative ills in Season 4.
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After spending much of its past two seasons repeating itself, Showtime's hospital dramedy has shown vital new signs of life. Jackie's cleaned up its act by sending Edie Falco's drug-addicted caregiver into rehab and forcing her to face the consequences of her actions, including her affair with Eddie (Paul Schulze). Husband Kevin (Dominic Fumusa) kicked her out and is now threatening to take away her daughters — and we don't blame him.