Multiple Oscar nominee and three-time Emmy winner Laura Linney will give series television a try in Showtime's new half-hour series about cancer, the cable channel announced.
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The series, tentatively titled The C Word, will also be executive produced by Linney, who stars as a suburban wife and mother who explores the emotional ups and downs of a cancer battle. She is, however, able to find the light side of the dark situation.
"Cancer is not usually the subject of half-hour comedy, but Laura saw what we did in this complex show," Robert Greenblatt, Showtime's president of entertainment, said in a statement. "She will no doubt make this character both heartbreaking and disarmingly funny, and we're thrilled that she has chosen this show for her foray into series television."
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Gossip Girl and Chuck executive producer Josh Schwartz is delving into the comedy realm.
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Joanna Krupa knows what you're thinking and she wants you to know she will keep her "pottymouth" in check on Dancing with the Stars. The Polish-born supermodel infamously cursed out her Superstars partner, Terrell Owens, but she says her Dancing partner, Derek Hough, won't get a profanity-laced earful. "I can assure people that will not happen!" Krupa tells TVGuide.com. "That would only happen to a person like T.O. That was just a bad vibe from the beginning." How bad? Hear Krupa's side below and find out why Dancing is a dream come true.
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
Put away the schoolbooks and pack your wand, because the Russo family is headed on vacation in the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie —an extension of the popular tween series.
After a successful sophomore season, executive producer Peter Murrieta was thrilled the Disney Channel chose to make a movie for the small screen. "Rarely have they done a movie based on their series... so we're very excited they chose our show," he told TVGuide.com.
What magical hijinks are the kids up to this time around?
Royal Pains wraps up its rookie season Thursday (10/9c, USA) with "Wonderland," a modern take on an old-fashioned ghost story that takes places in a haunted Hamptons manor. Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) treats the hallucinating Zoe Hill (guest star Alexandra Holden), one of the proprietors of the manor where Divya (Reshma Shetty) is hoping to have her engagement party.
As with most of the ailments featured on Royal Pains, Zoe's delusions are not what they at first seem to be. In fact, her fantastical visions serve as nice metaphorical stand-ins for the various deceptions and betrayals that this juicy hour reveals.
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According to executive producer Michael Rauch, the relationship between Hank and his scheming, smirking brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) is the emotional core of the show. Never mind the uncanny resemblance of Feuerstein and Costanzo, up until now the Lawsons have enjoyed snappy, charming chemistry, in which good-natured banter and brotherly love was exactly what the doctor ordered.
In "Wonderland," however, a questionable business decision by Evan will move the siblings to a darker place ...