Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga
At 86, Mel Brooks is still the life of the party, a consummate ham and peerless joke-spinning storyteller. "I've come to stop the show," announces the irrepressible comic dynamo as he does just that, breaking into song mid-interview and reinforcing why PBS' American Masters titled its latest must-see career profile Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (Monday, check tvguide.com listings). His brilliant career in TV (Your Show of Shows, Get Smart), the movies and Broadway makes him an overdue American Masters subject, and his unflagging comic energy keeps everyone amused — including an intrusively visible camera crew. "I'm head over heels in love with myself," Brooks says, only half-joking.
HBO has picked up a new single-camera dark comedy from King of the Hill's Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, Deadline reports.
Fox has reduced the order of its midseason comedy The Goodwin Games from 13 episodes to seven, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
A lack of room on Fox's Tuesday comedy block is the reason for the change, according to a network rep. Fox recently ordered 24 episodes of Raising Hope, New Girl and The Mindy Project, along with 19 episodes of Ben and Kate. The seven Goodwin Games episodes will air sometime in the spring.
The single-camera comedy, from How I Met Your Mother executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and TJ Miller as estranged siblings who reconnect when they stand to inherit a fortune after their father's death.
Becki Newton's real-life hubby is heading to her new Fox comedy.
Chris Diamantopoulos has landed a guest-starring role on The Goodwin Games, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The series stars Newton, TJ Miller and Scott Foley as three siblings who reconnect following their father's death. He leaves them his vast fortune — but only if they agree to his unusual terms.
True Blood's Janina Gavankar joins Fox sitcom
Diamantopoulos, who has the potential to recur, will play...
True Blood star Janina Gavankar is joining Fox's upcoming comedy The Goodwin Games, TV Line reports.
Gavankar, who plays Sam's (Sam Trammell) girlfriend Luna on the HBO drama, will play Hannah, the ex-girlfriend and mother of T.J. Miller's character on the new sitcom.
T.J. Miller, Jake Lacy
T.J. Miller will replace Jake Lacy on the Fox midseason show The Goodwin Games, Deadline reports.
Miller, 31, joins Becki Newton and Scott Foley on the series, about...
John Stamos is returning to Fox.
The former Glee guest-star has landed the leading role in Fox's Little Brother pilot. Stamos, best-known for playing Uncle Jesse on Full House, will portray...
Remember last fall's The Playboy Club and Charlie's Angels? Both shows quickly fizzled — but their failure didn't sour the networks on period dramas or remakes. Both trends are hot again as pilot season gets underway this winter.
Heather Locklear won't have to dig deep for her next role. She'll be playing a famous actress.
The former Melrose Place star has landed a lead role in CBS' sitcom pilot, The Assistants, according to Deadline. She'll play Ali, a big-name actress whose emotional problems and insecurities may have led to her success.