Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? Get a first look at Manhattan Love Story, coming soon to ABC!
Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.
TBS has given the greenlight to the character-driven police comedy Angie Tribeca (working title), the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell. Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) stars in the satirical look at police procedurals, along with Jere Burns (Justified, Dear John), Deon Cole (CONAN, Funny Business) and Andree Vermeulen (Laid Off, NTSF:SD:SUV). Angie Tribeca is being executive-produced by Steve and Nancy Carell through their Carousel Television, along with Campbell Smith (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Thom Hinkle (I Bet You). Steve and Nancy Carell also wrote the pilot, which was directed by Steve Carell.
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of Angie Tribeca, which is slated to premiere in 2015. The single-camera comedy focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of LAPD detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. Jones plays Angie Tribeca, a lone wolf who’s capable, committed, strong and not thrilled when her boss (Burns) tells her she has to work with a partner (Macarthur).
TNT’s Proof centers on a skeptical, hard-science, female surgeon, Katherine (Jennifer Beals), who has been struggling with family issues, including a tragic death. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings – all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond? Coming in 2015
TBS has greenlit the workplace comedy Buzzy’s, the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the Emmy®-winning creators of Will & Grace. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and six-time Emmy® nominee George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy, which comes to TBS from KoMut Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Kohan and Mutchnick serve as executive producers on the series and penned the pilot, which was directed by James Widdoes (Two and a Half Men).
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of Buzzy’s, with plans to launch the show in 2015. Set in Charlestown, Mass., the multi-camera comedy centers on a group of coworkers who all went to high school together but ran in very different crowds. Now they find themselves working together at Buzzy’s, a barbershop that was recently bought by one-time loser Ben (Pinkston). Since taking over the establishment, Ben has become the boss to many of his old classmates, and he’s not afraid to flaunt his more powerful position.
Ben’s staff at Buzzy’s includes Mo (Cook), his best friend and total opposite. Mo sees the best in people, which explains why he’s been able to put up with Ben since childhood. Also working at Buzzy’s are A.J. Salerno (Castle), the popular kid who was once a great baseball player until a shoulder injury pulled him out of the game and into the barber shop; Danni (Tisdale), who could be doing bigger things with her life if she weren’t too busy trying to figure out if a fling with A.J. on prom night means they’re more than just friends; and Joy (Lapkus), the eternally optimistic receptionist and the object of Mo’s affections…even though she’s already taken. The pilot episode also features guest star Diona Reasonover (Shane Dawson TV).
In addition to his regular staff, Ben has arranged for the barbershop’s former owner, Buzzy (Wendt), to stay on board. Through his many decades as behind the barber’s chair, Buzzy has become as much an institution as the place that bears his name.
“With its unique setting, terrific cast and sharp writing, Buzzy’s puts a fresh spin on the workplace comedy,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re especially excited to be marking our first venture with executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, whose Will & Grace stands as one of the funniest sitcoms ever made.”
TBS has given the greenlight to Your Family or Mine, a new domestic comedy with a twist starring Kyle Howard (Royal Pains, My Boys), Kat Foster (‘Til Death, Royal Pains), Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, The American President) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Dexter). Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy from Keshet International, the series is being executive produced by Greg Malins (Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace); Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, Franklin & Bash); Keshet’s Rubi Duanias, Yaniv Polishuk, Avi Nir and Ran Telem; and Teddy Productions’ Tamira Yardeni. Your Family or Mine is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare Productions, Keshet International and Teddy Productions.
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of Your Family or Mine, which is slated to premiere in 2015. Originally created by Rubi Duanias and Yaniv Polishuk, the comedy centers on Oliver (Howard) and Kelli (Foster), a young couple with two daughters. Oliver and Kelli are living proof of the adage, “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.” Putting a unique spin on domestic comedies, each episode of Your Family or Mine will focus on a different side of the family, one week with Kelli’s family, the next with Oliver’s.
Oliver’s parents, Louis (Dreyfuss) and Ricky (Williams) Mansfield, never make visits comfortable for Kelli, who grudgingly endures inappropriate remarks from gruff retiree Louis and thinly veiled insults from Ricky. Time spent at the Mansfield household also includes frequent encounters with Oliver’s brothers, the cocky Jason (Danny Comden — Dirt, I’m With Her) and the dreamy Blake (Andrew Lees — Dance Academy, Home and Away).
“Your Family or Mine breathes new life into the domestic family comedy format with its innovative ‘one week with her family, the next with his’ format,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “This series brings together an ideal ensemble of young talents and award-winning veterans, along with a remarkable production team led by hit-maker Greg Malins, our frequent collaborator Jamie Tarses and our new friends at Keshet International.”