David Schwimmer, Kevin Hart
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Friends' David Schwimmer, and from proven producers like How I Met Your Mother bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the ABC pilots:
Margaret Cho has signed on to star in Tina Fey's multi-camera comedy for Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The untitled project, known as Cabot College, takes place at a women's university that has just started admitting men for the first time.
NBC headed into midseason last year with plenty of momentum — only to see its fortunes collapse as The Voice took a winter nap and new hit Revolution went on hiatus.
Lesson learned. Not taking this fall's solid ratings for granted, NBC will bring its new smash, The Blacklist, back in January before taking a break for the Olympics. And the Winter Games will provide a ratings boost as well as a broad platform on which to market the network's upcoming series.
The Golden Globes weren't even a week ago, but it's time for more fete-ing at Saturday's20th Screen Actors Guild Awards (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on TNT/TBS). Can Breaking Bad continue its win streak? Will American Hustle cement its Oscar front-runner status? Check out our predictions below and tell us yours.
Chelsea Lately comedian Fortune Feimster has joined the cast of Tina Fey's Fox comedy, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Simon Cowell, Mindy Kaling
Less than 24 hours after Brooklyn Nine-Nine's surprise double wins at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly touted the network's Tuesday slate of comedies while also saying that he hopes for growth.
"I'm very proud of all four shows. I think they've all performed very well. ... We put a nice little crown on top with our wins," Reilly told reporters Monday at Fox's Television Critics Association winter previews. Although Reilly called the low ratings for Dads, Brooklyn, New Girl and The Mindy Project "a frustrating situation," he also noted that all four comedies are "at the top of the pack" compared to comedies on other networks. "Some of our mature shows are down ... so it's been a mixed bag, but the positive side is some of our new shows have performed....
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
Memo to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Please have Tina Fey and Amy Poehlerhost the Golden Globes forever. (For that matter, the Academy should take note as well.) The former Saturday Night Live colleagues, hosting the Globes for the second year in a row, got the evening off to a rollicking start with an opening monologue that lampooned everyone fromTom Hanks to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and kept the night on track with a couple of skits and one rock star makeout session.
Sasheer Zamata, Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler may have joked that she was so relaxed days before hosting the Golden Globes because she was "heavily medicated," but the Saturday Night Live alum was very enthusiastic while discussing the show's recent hires at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday.
Africa-American comedienne Sasheer Zamata, who is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater co-founded by Poehler, was added as a castmember earlier this week. Additionally, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones joined the NBC sketch comedy show as writers.
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Sarah Palin hasn't always been portrayed kindly in the press (see: her infamous 2008 interview with Katie Couric, Tina Fey's Emmy-winning impression on Saturday Night Live), but on Friday, the former Vice Presidential candidate embraced the media when discussing her new show, Amazing America With Sarah Palin at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour Friday.
"I love critics," Palin said early in her remarks to some awkward laughter from ....
LaKendra Tookes, Leslie Jones
In addition to adding Sasheer Zamata to its cast, Saturday Night Live has hired two new black female writers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones will start work on the sketch show on Monday.
Both comedians were discovered during the recent auditions Lorne Michaels held in response to criticism of the show's lack of diversity.