CBS is teaming with The Muppets co-writer and Nick Stoller on a new comedy series.
The network has ordered an untitled single-camera project loosely based on Stoller's real-life experiences. The comedy would revolve around...
It's good to be dead. Or a vampire. Or a community college student, for that matter. At least that's the case according to the Paley Center for Media, which will pay tribute to The Walking Dead, True Blood, Community and nine other current and past TV shows at its PaleyFest 2011: William S. Paley Television Festival this March at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.
Freaks and Geeks
Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, two short-lived TV series from Judd Apatow, are heading to IFC.
The network has picked up the rights to air repeats of both in full, which includes 18 episodes from Geeks, debuting Friday at 11/10c.
The 17 episodes — including...
Project Runway's Heidi Klum by Barbara Nitke/Bravo Photo
As part of TVGuide.com's Strike Survival Guide, we've asked our staff of... staffers to tell you what they are biding their time with in these TV-anemic times. Up first is associate video producer Adam Schubak.I tend to take in a little of everything when it comes to my TV-watching habits. I even admit to getting some enjoyment out of the VH1 celebreality lineup. But with VH1 still prepping its next batch of shows and this whole strike nonsense showing no signs of stopping anytime soon, I've had to look elsewhere to get my fill of the tube (that is, until Lost comes back, of course!). So here's what I've been watching while waiting to return to my regularly scheduled programming: 1) Project Runway (Season 4 is currently airing Wednesdays at 10 pm/ET, Bravo)This is actually the first season I've caught from the beginning and not during some Bravo marathon. Everyone needs a little reality television in their life, and Project Runway is without a doubt the best one TV has to offer.2) ...
The latest pilot castings from Variety and the Reporter: Timm Sharp (Undeclared, and a recent guest star on 'Til Death) is Jason Biggs' annoying roommate in the CBS comedy I'm in Hell. Nathan Gamble (Babel) has landed the lead in Fox's untitled comedy about a 10-year-old helped through life by his crazy grandfather (Tom Conti). Macey Cruthird (Hope & Faith's Hayley) is Gamble's older sister. Ian Gomez (Felicity) is Steve Howey's veterinary-clinic partner in Fox's The Beast. Dash Mihok (Hollywoodland) has joined ABC's Cavemen.
The road to maturity is littered with dead frogs. One in particular: Michigan J. Frog, formerly the corporate mascot of the WB network. "Dead and buried" is how WB's chairman Garth Ancier put it late last week.
Seems the cartoon amphibian projected too much of the "young teen feel" that the network is trying to move away from, in hopes that the industry will see WB as something other than a destination for teens only (well, toss in a handful of older cult followers). Projecting a more mature front could bring in a broader demographic, and maybe (wishful thinking) less condescension from TV insiders, with the hopes of at least a few Emmy nominations in years to come.
To that effect, the new fall schedule includes among its stars a few veterans like Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith — thankfully, given their unhappy romantic history, in separate vehicles.
Johnson's show, the legal comedy-drama Just Legal