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Scandal's Josh Malina to Guest-Star on Halle Berry Series Extant

Joshua Malina

Scandal star Josh Malina may not have been on the other end of Jake's gun a few weeks back, but the actor has landed a gig on another series.

The actor will guest-star on... read more

Top Videos: Parks and Rec Bloopers, Jack Black's Web Series, Beyond The Bridge, More

Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler

This week, Jack Black launched his new web series Ghost Ghirls, FX went "Beyond The Bridge" and Funny or Die posted an open letter toNewsroom creator Aaron Sorkin. In non-celebrity news, a guy ...
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FXX Reveals Premiere Dates for It’s Always Sunny, The League and Totally Biased

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

FX's new (and might we say funnier) sister channel FXX has unveiled the premiere dates for the new seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

Season 9 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will debut on... read more

Top Videos: Breaking Bad Invite, Cleveland Kidnapping Victims, Web Therapy Teaser

Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

This week, the Internet treated us to another montage of Aaron Sorkin's most frequently used lines of dialogue ahead of Sunday's Season 2 premiere of The Newsroom, and a separate supercut compiled all the references to coffee and pie in Twin Peaks. Bryan Cranston gave fans a chance to go to the Los Angeles premiere of Breaking Bad next month with him and the rest of the cast, while Zach Braff helped a fan propose to his girlfriend. CollegeHumor released its first movie, Coffee Town, and the three women who were held captive in Cleveland for more than a decade spoke out for the first time. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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FX Launches New Cable Channel, Touts "Fearless" Development Slate

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.... read more

Pilot Season: Felicity Huffman to Star in Boomerang Pilot for Fox

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman will star in the Fox pilot Boomerang, TVGuide.com has learned. read more

Weekend TV: The Newsroom, Falling Skies, The Great Escape

Newsroom

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.) read more

The Newsroom: Aaron Sorkin Takes on the Media

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.... read more

Cougar Town Hires New Showrunner

Ric Swartzlander

Gary Unmarried's Ric Swartzlander has been tapped as Cougar Town's new showrunner and executive producer, Deadline reports.

Swartzlander succeeds co-creators Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel, who confirmed last week ...
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The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg Heads to Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg will reunite with The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin in his new HBO drama The Newsroom, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Eisenberg, who portrayed Mark Zuckerberg in the Oscar nominated film, has landed... read more

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Premiered: September 22, 1998, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The frenetic workplace of a cable-sports network is the setting for this alternately witty and poignant sitcom revolving around two cocky anchors and their neurotic producer. Created by Aaron Sorkin (`The West Wing'), the series was smartly cast and executed, and it deserved a better fate. The 1998 pilot won an Emmy for director Thomas Schlamme.

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