"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.
Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor
Fox's Gotham is filling out its roster, casting familiar faces from Batman lore, including loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth and villain The Penguin, TVGuide.com has learned.
The drama, which has a series commitment at Fox, explores the origin stories of Detective James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), who will go on to be Gotham's future commissioner, and his battle with the villains who made the city famous.
When Adam F. Goldberg created his 1980s-set ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, he knew he needed to include a catchy title tune. "The '80s was the Golden Age of theme songs," he says. "From Golden Girls to The Facts of Life to Silver Spoons, people sometimes remember the theme songs more than they remember the show."
Goldberg co-wrote the theme song for his last comedy, Fox's short-lived Breaking In. This time, he decided to contact his favorite band...
Tom Cavanagh, Jennifer Irwin
Ed star Tom Cavanagh and Eastbound & Down's Jennifer Irwin are coming to The Goldbergs, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Drop Dead Diva
It's alive! Six weeks after Lifetime canceled Drop Dead Diva, the network has decided to move forward with a fifth season after all.
Odette Annable and Bruce Greenwood have joined the cast of ABC's Venice, TVGuide.com has learned.
The pilot is a modern take on Romeo & Juliet that pits the two rival families of California's most seductive beachside city against each other. Greenwood will play...
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It's a House reunion for Odette Annable, who will make her way to Greg Yaitanes' upcoming Cinemax series Banshee, according to TVLine.com.
Annable has landed a multi-episode arc on the new drama, which follows...
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House and Desperate Housewives were two of the most high-profile series that ended this season, but they weren't the only shows calling it a day.
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Fox has canceled comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Breaking In, Deadline reports.
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The cancellations will make room for new comedies It's Messy, Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games, all of which Fox ordered to series Wednesday.