Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
AMC’s doing it, Showtime’s doing it, and now ABC’s doing it, too. The Alphabet is looking into a spinoff based on one of its biggest hits, the Emmy-winning Modern Family.
The possible series is still in the very early planning stages, and the network has not yet settled on a concept. However, one of the ideas being tossed around is a comedy centered on Rob Riggle‘s character Gil Thorpe. Between this and the Dumb and Dumber To news, the former fake new reporter is having a pretty great week. Hit the jump for all the details.
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This morning Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event, is famous for nominating films and performances simply based on their star factor — if there’s an actor that members of the HFPA want to hang out with, they’re sure to get a nomination.
But the HFPA is great at putting on a show, and so the Golden Globes generate a lot of attention every year. And, as the NY Times points out, with the Globes nominations coming just days before Oscar nomination voting starts, there’s a possibility that nominations here could affect Oscar voting. The Best Picture nomination set includes what is already becoming a standard set of awards favorites, such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, but there are also nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Django Unchained. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up a few nominations, actually, which was one of the big surprises.
The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The full nomination list is below. Read More »
Teaser trailers, casting, controversy and more are all in this huge edition of TV Bits. After the jump, read about the following:
- Check out the first promo for the fourth season of the award-winning comedy Modern Family.
- Entertainment Weekly has four Walking Dead covers this week and the reveal of a brand new character.
- Chloe Sevigny will appear on IFC’s comedy Portlandia.
- Try to break out with the latest teaser for American Horror Story: Asylum.
- Dan Harmon talked about Community controversy and storylines in a Reddit AMA.
- Outlaw Country, a failed FX pilot about Southern crime, will air as a movie August 24.
- Casting continues on AMC’s Low Winter Sun.
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Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
As the Bluths and the Munsters prepare to come back to TV, it looks like SAMCRO and the MacLaren’s gang may be on their way out. After the jump:
- Here’s Michael Cera on the Arrested Development set
- More details on the Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane
- Modern Family‘s adults get their raises, kids want the same
- FX renews Louie and probably Wilfred and Justified
- Anger Management gets Martin Sheen, many more episodes
- FX’s Sons of Anarchy will likely end after Season 7
- How I Met Your Mother will treat Season 8 like it’s the last
- … which means releasing a new original soundtrack, apparently
- CBS unveils posters for Elementary, Vegas, and more
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In this edition of TV Bits, your can see script pages, read about lawsuits, sickness and advertising. After the jump, read about the following:
- Ron Howard tweeted the title of the first episodes of Arrested Development‘s fourth season.
- HBO is developing a new comedy called The Landlord by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes.
- The head of NBC Bob Greenblatt spoke about the future of Community with its new night and loss of Dan Harmon.
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be playing Dracula on a new NBC drama.
- The CW has changed its slogan and ad campaign.
- Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of the web series Tiny Apartment.
- Despite contract disputes, the cast of Modern Family went back to work Thursday.
- Production on Fringe was shut down for two weeks to accommodate John Noble.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
There’s a little bit of everything in today’s batch, including a new trailer, new pics, some casting info, and some industry drama. After the jump:
- Laurence Fishburne is in talks for Bryan Fuller‘s Hannibal
- Check out the not-so-monstrous Mockingbird Lane cast
- NBC’s new offerings for the fall season will debut early online
- Flip through promo pics from Dexter‘s seventh season
- Watch Claire Danes go crazy in a new trailer for Homeland
- HBO picks up a pilot by UK Office co-creator Stephen Merchant
- Modern Family‘s contract negotiations delay production
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Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
For better or for worse, networks are finally sorting out their schedules for the 2012-2013 season, which means renewals and cancellations are being announced left and right. Viewers of NBC and ABC’s comedy lineups will be happy to see most of their favorites safe for another year, but Awake fans should prepare to say goodbye. Hit the jump for the latest news on the two networks’ upcoming schedules.
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For TV fans, next week begins one of the most exciting events of the year: PaleyFest. It’s a two-week festival in Los Angeles where the casts and crews of some of TV’s most successful shows hold in-depth discussions and Q&A’s about where their shows have been and are going. This year ,the featured shows are American Horror Story, Community, Once Upon A Time, New Girl, The Office, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge, Two and a Half Men, Mad Men and Modern Family.
And though not everyone can be in person to see these events, this year PaleyFest has partnered with Hulu to stream them after the fact. Starting March 15, several (but not all) of the panels will be online for your viewing pleasure. After the jump, find out which will be available as well as which artists are doing this year’s posters. Read More »