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The Thursday Playlist: Family Comedies and an Originals Spinoff

Samantha Isler, Sean Hayes

This fall you can really feel the Modern Family influence in the development of most networks' new comedy slates, and it's especially noticeable on NBC's Thursday lineup. With the exception of the long-running Parks and Recreation, which until the double expectancy whammy of Ann Perkins and Ron's Diane had been curiously child-free for a show supposedly set in America's heartland, NBC's new sitcoms are very much in the family way, for better or worse.

One actually bills itself as Welcome to the Family (8:31/7:31c), and if familiarity is a prerequisite for your viewing patterns, you'll feel right at home here. This innocuous domestic farce pivots on a culture clash between... read more

Funnyman Will Arnett's Watchlist Is All About Drama

Will Arnett

Even though Will Arnett is known for his comedic chops, he's all about the drama!

As part of TVGuide.com's Celebrity Watchlist video series, we asked the Arrested Development alum to reveal those shows that he considers appointment television.

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Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe Heads to The Millers

Eliza Coupe

Happy Endings star Eliza Coupe has landed a recurring gig on CBS' The Millers, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

In the comedy, Will Arnett stars as Jack Miller, a recently divorced TV reporter whose life is complicated when his parents (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) also decide to split, and his mom moves in with him... read more

Critic's Notebook: CBS at TCA

Les Moonves

The No. 1 broadcast network delivered a welcome jolt of energy to its day in the TCA press-tour spotlight when CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, one of network TV's most boisterous showmen and champions, took the stage Monday morning for the first time since 2005 (filling in at the last minute for entertainment president Nina Tassler, called away for a friend's funeral). Bluntly bullish on CBS's prospects for the new season ("We're confident we're going to be up this year"), Moonves credited stability as a primary factor for the network's long-term success.

"It's great to be able to renew 20 shows. It really is. ... When you can do that, it makes it easier to launch shows when you're launching them in positions that are behind successful shows. Obviously, it doesn't work all the time [RIP, Vegas and Golden Boy], but it leads to a degree of being able to win year after year." Moonves suggested the streak won't last forever, pointing to NBC's fall from grace when it couldn't find new hits to replace Friends and ER. But given the lackluster state of so much of this new fall season, it's hard to imagine any rival unseating CBS anytime soon.

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Will Arnett Leaves His "Messed Up" Characters Behind on The Millers

The Millers

Whether it's the self-absorbed (and completely un-self-aware) Gob Bluth on Arrested Development or Jack Donaghy's ridiculously competitive archnemesis Devon Banks on 30 Rock, Will Arnett is best known for his more, shall we say, eccentric roles. But for... read more

Glee's New Class Promoted to Series Regulars

Glee

Glee has promoted Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist and Becca Tobin to series regulars along with Glee Project alums Blake Jenner and Alex Newell, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

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Exclusive: Arrested Development Soundtrack To Be Released, Featuring Expanded Songs

David Cross and Jason Bateman

Arrested Development fans have had the catchy pop confection "Getaway" stuck in their heads for a month, ever since Netflix released the show's Season 4 episodes. But there has been no official way to download the track — until now.

Arrested composer David Schwartz tells TV Guide Magazine that he's now working on a full-length version of "Getaway," part of a long-awaited Arrested Development soundtrack. Schwartz is currently putting together the soundtrack, which is expected to include both songs and score from all four seasons of the cult favorite comedy.

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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Simon Helberg

Emmy season is upon us! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
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Will Arnett to Guest-Star on The Simpsons

Will Arnett

Will Arnett is getting animated this fall.

Arnett has booked a guest-starring role on the upcoming 25th season of The Simpsons, TV Line reports.

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Arrested Development Creator Mitch Hurwitz on Early Reactions to Season 4

Will Arnett and Jason Bateman

Two weeks after he locked the final cut of Netflix's Arrested Development revival, show creator Mitch Hurwitz is catching up on TV, traveling to New York and checking social media to gauge the reaction to the fruits of two years of labor. "Right now my hope is that the people who are interested in the Bluth family give the show a try," he says of the new episodes, which each focus on a different character yet are intertwined.

The 15 Arrested episodes were released simultaneously on May 26. Fan reaction has been decent, but critics were mixed, with some of those negative reviews reportedly hurting Netflix's stock price (although anticipation for the show previously helped boost the streaming service's stock).

Hurwitz tweeted on May 28 that critics were "resisting change." But in a lengthy chat last week with TV Guide Magazine, he clarified what he meant, and also discussed his future plans for the show. Hurwitz even addressed Internet chatter about star Portia de Rossi's appearance. An edited transcript follows.

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