The Mysteries of Laura Promises Drama, Comedy and ... Barf!

Charlie Reina, Debra Messing and Vincent Reina

Debra Messing has done sitcoms (Will & Grace) and dramas (the scarf-happy Smash), which is exactly why her upcoming series, NBC's The Mysteries of Laura, appealed to her.

"I didn't have to choose: 'Do I want to do a comedy or do I want to do a drama?'" she told reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association fall previews. "It does feel like... read more

Exclusive: Crackle Acquires McG-Produced Comedy Aim High, Greenlights Second Season

Aim High

Crackle, the Sony-owned streaming service behind Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has picked up the second season of the comedic digital series Aim High.

McG (Chuck, Charlie's Angels) is behind the show, which stars Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) as Nick Green, a high school slacker who's actually a highly trained government assassin. Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) also star.

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Pilot Season: Odette Annable and Bruce Greenwood Join ABC's Venice

Odette Annable

Odette Annable and Bruce Greenwood have joined the cast of ABC's Venice, has learned.

The pilot is a modern take on Romeo & Juliet that pits the two rival families of California's most seductive beachside city against each other. Greenwood will play... read more

Pilot Season: Cuba Gooding Jr. to Star in Greg Berlanti's Guilty for Fox

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is Guilty.

The Oscar-winning actor has landed the lead role in Greg Berlanti's legal pilot Guilty.

After being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license... read more

The Complete Pilot Report: Fox Has Kevin Williamson, Kevin Bacon and Zachary Levi!

Kevin Bacon, Zachary Levi

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces including Zachary Levi, Mindy Kaling, Mandy Moore and Sarah Silverman, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti and Kevin Williamson. Also making a comeback this year: Iconic characters including Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw, Sherlock Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. Here are the Fox pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, CW and NBC.) read more

On the Set Farewell to Chuck Part 3: Cast Tears and Favorite Moments

Chuck, Ryan McPartlin and Sarah Lancaster

Zachary Levi doesn't have any regrets that Chuck is ending with only a 13-episode fifth season.

"I don't feel like we were cut short, as difficult as it is to shut this last chapter on this journey," he told reporters at a December set visit for Chuck's two-hour series finale (Friday, 8/7c, NBC). "I think five seasons is actually a really good amount of time. ... For something like this, which is definitely story arcs and serial, how many bad guys and missions can you go on before you feel like you're repeating the same thing? So I feel like we've gotten a really perfect amount of time together and it's been special from Day One."

From Chuck to Nikita: TV's sexiest crime fighters

After five years of the geek getting the girl, far-flung fantasy spy missions and a cavalcade of nerd-dom's finest guest stars, it's easy to see why Levin isn't exactly complaining. In fact, he and his fellow castmates were only too happy to reminisce.

Check out the Chuck cast's memorable moments and their emotional reaction to the final season: read more

Pilot News: ABC Spies Bruckheimer Detective Drama, Two Others


Not long after CBS showed its hand regarding a trio of drama projects, ABC has given a pilot order to what would be the network's first series from überproducer Jerry Bruckheimer. ABC also greenlit prospective series from Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy) and McG (Terminator Salvation).

Bruckheimer's untitled pilot, says the Hollywood Reporter, revolves around a team of amateur detectives who ... read more

Holy Prequel, Robin! The Graysons Coming to the CW

Robin cover art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams/DC Comics

Batman can have the big screen. Second banana Robin is settling for the small screen.According to Variety, the CW is developing a one-hour drama based on the pre-Robin days of Batman's perennial sidekick.The Graysons will explore Dick "DJ" Grayson's youth and adolescence in the same vein Smallville does for Clark Kent.Not surprisingly, the concept is the brainchild of Smallville executive produers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson. Supernatural's executive producer McG is also behind the project. The CW has put in a pilot commitment for the show, viewed as a potential replacement for Smallville, which may be hanging up its super-flying cape after eight seasons. Should Smallville continue, The Graysons will work as a companion series.Are you interested in seeing the wondrous boyhood of the Boy Wonder? — Joyce Eng read more

Inside Terminator Salvation's Fear Factor

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Facing a roomful of press at Comic-Con Saturday the Terminator Salvation cast minus Christian Bale and director McG offered thoughts on just how things are shaping up for the next film installment and what kinds of themes they took to heart Almost from the get-go it was apparent that the filmmaker was searching for some salvation of his ownWith cast members Sam Worthington Anton Yelchin Moon Bloodgood Bryce Dallas Howard and Common seated on either side of him McG soon owned the podium with comments that were almost sermon-like Here are some of the highlights149 Fear was one of the dominant themes of McGs motivation and thought process in making the film He feels hes a different filmmaker than who he was during the Charlies Angels era In order to make Terminator he said I needed to face what I most afraid of 149 The fear theme soon digressed into a soliloquy about modern technology McG outed all of us with our laptops and digital cameras strewn across read more

Rapper/Actor Common Joins New Terminator Flick

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Rapper-turned-actor Common has joined the cast of Warner Bros Terminator sequel Terminator Salvation The Future Begins According to Variety Common who has recently appeared in Street Kings American Gangster and Smokin Aces will play a freedom fighter and member of the inner circle formed by John Connor Christian Bale to fight with the remaining humans against the machines The McG-directed flick is expected in theaters May 22 2009Common can next be seen on the big screen alongside Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in Wanted and will be taking on the role of the Green Lantern in the forthcoming Justice League movie Adam BryantRelated149 Christian Bales Terminator Targets a PG-13 read more

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