Mike Tollin

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Inside the Last-Minute Scramble to Save Community

"Six seasons and a movie" almost didn't happen. As June drew to a close, time was running out to save Community, which NBC had canceled in May. Talks to move the comedy to streaming service Hulu were falling apart, the deal options to keep the show's cast intact expired at the end of the month, and much of the crew and key writers had already moved on to new jobs. Even the comedy's offices on the studio lot had been taken over by a new series: Grace and Frankie, Netflix's upcoming sitcom starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

"When a show is canceled, it's usually canceled," says Sony Pictures Television programming president Zack Van Amburg, whose company produces Community. read more

Xbox Unveils Its First TV Development Slate, Including a Halo Series

Xbox is ready to be a major player in TV programming. Looking to expand beyond gamers, and inspired by the success of streaming services like Netflix, Microsoft's newly formed Xbox Entertainment Studios is announcing the first original series for its device at a Monday presentation to advertisers.

The company has ordered a bunch of projects to premiere in the next two years, including two different takes on the Halo game franchise. The first project, a digital feature to be released later this year, comes from Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions and director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica), and will be streamed on a chapter-by-chapter basis. A live-action Halo TV series from Steven Spielberg and his Amblin TV label is also in the works.

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CBS to Premiere NBA Summer League Special Summer Dreams

CBS will premiere Summer Dreams, a new documentary following the NBA's summer league, on Saturday, March 15, TVGuide.com has learned.

The two-hour special will spotlight 2013 first-round draft picks Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks' Shane Larkin, son of baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, as they make their way through the ...
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It's the End of the World As We Know It
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99 Problems
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I Don't Want to Grow Up

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Wedding Band TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 The Real Rocky TV Show Series, Producer
2007 The Bronx Is Burning TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2007 Wild Hogs Movie, Producer
2005 Coach Carter Movie, Producer

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Housewives' Woodard Tries Something New

In the romantic comedy Something New, in theaters today, Sanaa Lathan plays an upwardly mobile African American who, despite cries of foul from friends and family, finds herself falling in love with Simon Baker's hunky landscaper. Helping the conflicted miss sort through her feelings is Desperate Housewives' Alfre Woodard, playing mom to Lathan — as she did in Love & Basketball. TVGuide.com spoke with Woodard about Something New's important message, the certain something she brings to the table, and, of course, life on Wisteria Lane. TVGuide.com: Just recently, I interviewed your Something New read more

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