It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
At the FX upfront programming presentation Thursday, network chief John Landgraf officially announced plans to launch a new, younger-skewing network called FXX in September.
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The new network joins FX and FXM (formerly the Fox Movie Channel) in Fox Cable Networks' suite of channels and will officially launch on Sept. 2. The channel, which Landgraf says will target adults 18-to-34 who love "outrageous characters" and "big laughs," will be bolstered by existing FX comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, all of which will now air on the new channel. (In making the announcement, Landgraf officially ordered a second season of Legit, a 10th season of Always Sunny, and a fifth and sixth season of The League).
Also moving to FXX is....
Felicity Huffman will star in the Fox pilot Boomerang, TVGuide.com has learned.
There aren't enough words. Except in the world of Aaron Sorkin, where there are always enough, maybe too many, as the Emmy- and Oscar-winning maestro of the hyper-verbal aria (The West Wing, Sports Night, The Social Network) aims his sights back on TV with the exhilarating, exasperating and often sensationally entertaining The Newsroom. (It premieres Sunday at 10/9c following summer hit True Blood.)
Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels
In an early scene of HBO's new Aaron Sorkin drama The Newsroom, a college student asks the show's hero, Will McAvoy, why the U.S. is the best country in the world.
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It's a vapid question, to be sure, but Will's mean-spirited answer — he says simply that it isn't, and then rattles off a withering, Sorkinian litany of statistics about literacy, life expectancy and infant mortality that prove his point — is both electrifying and kind of depressing.
Will (Jeff Daniels, in his first TV series role) is a moderate Republican cable news anchor whose show, "News Night," has succeeded in the ratings because Will has played it safe, journalistically speaking. (One critic calls him the "Jay Leno of news anchors.") When we first meet him, he's in a rut, and his staff, none too impressed with his very public tantrum, has decided to seek other employment....
Gary Unmarried's Ric Swartzlander has been tapped as Cougar Town's new showrunner and executive producer, Deadline reports.
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Jesse Eisenberg will reunite with The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin in his new HBO drama The Newsroom, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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True Blood's fifth season will premiere on Sunday, June 10 at 9/8c, HBO announced Wednesday.
This season will be the last for showrunner Alan Ball, who has been with the show since it debuted in 2009.
HBO has released a trailer for Aaron Sorkin's new drama series, The Newsroom.
As The West Wing creator has done before with Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Sorkin again offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at a television show.
Peter Krause is stepping behind the camera to direct an upcoming episode of Parenthood, TVGuide.com has learned.
Krause, 46, will helm the 15th episode of the season, entitled "Politics." This will mark Krause's TV directing...
Lisa Edelstein, Good Wife
After years of playing second fiddle to Hugh Laurie's selfish, outspoken misanthrope on House, Lisa Edelstein is ready to have some similar fun of her own.
"I loved playing Cuddy for all this time, but I definitely wanted to shift out of that, because I've been playing this sort of repressed control freak for seven years," she tells TVGuide.com. "I want to have a little bit of fun."
Edelstein shocked House fans earlier this year when she announced she was hanging up her stethoscope after seven seasons — essentially leaving the complicated "Huddy" relationship unresolved. (The last fans saw of Cuddy was when House was driving his car into her dining room, so complicated may be an understatement). Now, just six months after her departure, Edelstein is already back on the small screen with a multi-episode arc on The Good Wife.
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