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Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will co-star in lawyer comedy series for FX

Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will co-star in lawyer comedy series for FX

By | June 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm | No comments

In what will go down in television history as one of the oddest pairings, Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will star in a as-yet-untitled series for FX as a couple of Chicago lawyers. Much like the network’s Anger Management, the sitcom has been picked up with a 10/90 deal,...

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Courteney Cox directing dark comedy with Kate Walsh, Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle

Courteney Cox directing dark comedy with Kate Walsh, Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle

By | June 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm | One comment

Former Friends star Courteney Cox is going to the big screen, but it will be behind the camera. The Cougar Town star will be directing the feature film, Hello I Must Be Going, written by David Flebotte and starring Seann William Scott and Kate Walsh, Deadline reports. While she...

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Smash star Megan Hilty joins new Sean Hayes series on NBC

Smash star Megan Hilty joins new Sean Hayes series on NBC

By | June 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | No comments

Megan Hilty and Sean Hayes will reunite-the two have been seen on Smash together- to co-star in a new NBC primetime comedy Sean Saves The World. Created by Victor Fresco, the comedy focuses on the Sean (Hayes) as he tries to parent his 14-year-old daughter (Samantha Iser) who...

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The Muppets may be coming to Broadway and the movie sequel gets a new title

The Muppets may be coming to Broadway and the movie sequel gets a new title

By | June 14, 2013 at 11:33 am | No comments

Even though the film The Muppets…Again! (which has just been renamed The Muppets Most Wanted) is still in production, the Muppets are wasting no time in making plans for the future. Disney is working to create a live show that would resemble a Broadway musical. To test out the...

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How one Grandad harnessed the power of a credit card (Sponsored video)

How one Grandad harnessed the power of a credit card (Sponsored video)

By | June 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No comments

Never has using a credit card looked so joyous (and hilarious) than it does in this video. It seems Visa is all too aware of consumers’ need for quick transactions for their wants and needs—so that they can get on with the rest of their lives, and tend to the things they...

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HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

By | June 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm | No comments

Possibly adding a little racial diversity to its predominately white lineup, HBO has green lit a new Lorne Michaels-helmed half-hour comedy. Starring former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, the yet untitled show centers around two...

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Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

By | June 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm | No comments

While his book Dad is Fat is already a New York Times bestseller, Jim Gaffigan knows his work is just beginning. And that work entails him making his five kids hawk Daddy’s book— unless, of course, they don’t want to eat. Check out the video below, which finds Gaffigan and...

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Watch the first teaser for Stephen Merchant’s show ‘Hello Ladies’ on HBO

Watch the first teaser for Stephen Merchant’s show ‘Hello Ladies’ on HBO

By | June 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm | No comments

Using the highly rated Game of Thrones season finale as a platform to promote Stephen Merchant's upcoming series Hello Girls, HBO unveiled the first teaser last night. The show follows Merchant -- Ricky Gervais' writing partner -- as an awkward Englishman who tries...

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Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

By | June 7, 2013 at 5:15 pm | No comments

Woody Allen is back stateside (San Francisco to be exact) with Blue Jasmine, a film starring Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a wealthy, uptight (and knowing Allen, probably neurotic) woman who loses everything when she discovers her husband (Alec Baldwin) is a scheming crook. Having...

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