The Conners

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
  • A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
  • James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
  • J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
  • Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
  • Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
  • Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
  • Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
  • And more!

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Cameron Diaz Really Has Retired from Acting

Cameron Diaz Retired

Cameron Diaz first shot onto the Hollywood scene like a beautiful firecracker in the fantasy comedy The Mask. Though she may have ultimately been overshadowed by the wild antics of Jim Carrey at maximum insanity, the role was the beginning of a successful career that would see her become a leading lady just a few years later. However, we may have seen the last of Cameron Diaz on the big screen without even knowing it.

Earlier this month, there was an interview with Selma Blair going around where the actress said that her The Sweetest Thing co-star and good friend had quietly retired from acting. However, she then came out shortly after to say that she was just joking. But now we have word from Cameron Diaz herself that she really has retired from acting. Read More »

Trailer round-up McEnroe

In the hustle and bustle of covering breaking news every day, sometimes a few movie trailers manage to sneak by unnoticed. But they can’t hide forever. We’re vigilant, and we’ll catch up with them eventually. Here are a few recent trailers that we didn’t catch when they first dropped this week. Read More »

BAD MOMS

Imagine if Mean Girls‘ Regina George never got hit by that bus, and instead continued along the path she’d been on before she met Cady Heron. Imagine the smug, gossipy, mean mom she’d grow up to be. That’s more or less the character Christina Applegate plays in Bad Moms, the new comedy from 21 & Over writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Together with her two besties (Jada Pinkett-Smith and Annie Mumolo), Gwendolyn rules the PTA with an iron fist.

But they aren’t the “bad moms” of the title. That’d be Mila KunisKristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn, three stressed-out suburban moms. Fed up with the pressure to be perfect parents, they decide to indulge themselves for a change. When Gwendolyn stands in their way, they realize they’ve got to take her down. Watch the Bad Moms trailer after the jump.
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Bad Moms Trailer

Since Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, there’s no better time to unleash the Bad Moms trailer. Mila Kunis is sick of trying to be the perfect mother, so she decides to just take a break from trying to please everyone all the time and just live it up. Joining her for the carefree lifestyle change are Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn while Christina Applegate plays the uppity, high-strung PTA mother who is not about to let them get away with their reckless behavior.

Watch the Bad Moms trailer after the jump. Read More »

Married With Children reunion

With the return of classic television series like Full House and The X-Files in new limited-run series, David Faustino recently announced plans for a Married With Children spinoff to center on his character, Bud Bundy. Today, Faustino’s TV mom Katey Sagal was on a Television Critics Association panel for her new FX show The Bastard Executioner. After the panel she spoke to reporters and confirmed not only her commitment to Faustino’s show, but said both two other original co-stars are set to return, too. Read More »

New Vacation Family Truckster

There wouldn’t be a road trip in Vacation without a reliable vehicle for grown up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) and his family to take across the country from Chicago to Walley World in California. Well, reliable might be too strong of a word for the 2015 Tartan Prancer, the new family truckster in the comedy reboot.

Touted as the Honda of Albania, it comes with all the latest Albanian technology, like a CB radio, outside door handles that double as cupholders and a removable steering wheel. The Batmobile has nothing on the Tartan Prancer. Meet the new Vacation family truckster after the jump! Read More »

final Vacation trailer

Summer may almost be over, but the latest road trip with the Griswold family in Vacation doesn’t begin until next week. Ed Helms plays a grown up Rusty Griswold, taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons on a trip in order to help bring them closer together, just like when he was a kid.

Now a final NSFW red band trailer makes one last attempt to get audiences on board the new family truckster for a trip that is more raunchy and rowdy than any of the preceding National Lampoon titles. This isn’t the best trailer for the movie, but it does have some amusing moments, especially from then new Griswold kids.

Watch the final Vacation trailer after the jump!

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Freaks and Geeks reunion in Vacation

Late July brings the reboot of the comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. This time it’s Ed Helms leading the new take, simply called Vacation, playing a grown-up Rusty Griswold bent on taking his own family on a trip to Walley World in an effort to bring them closer together.

There are plenty of little references to the original flick, including appearances by Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, but something else that we were looking forward to in the movie was a mini Freaks and Geeks reunion.

The cult classic NBC series starred a young John Francis Daley, who is now a successful screenwriter with writing partner Jonathan Goldstein, and the two actually make their directorial debut on Vacation. Last fall, Daley said that fellow geeks Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) and Samm Levine (Selfie) would be appearing with him in cameos. But it turns out those cameos didn’t end up in the final cut.

Find out more about the axed Freaks and Geeks reunion in Vacation after the jump! Read More »

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Vacation Remake Walley World header

Several decades ago, Clark Griswold had a dream. His dream was to drive across country and take his family to a theme park called Walley World. As we remember, that didn’t go too well. Now Clark’s son, Rusty, who endured several frightening vacations with his father, is trying the same with his family. Vacation is back.

Ed Helms stars as the new patriarch of the Griswold family and though we’ve seen a red-band trailer for this new Vacation, now there’s a green-band. It’s a little tamer, but still really funny look at the sequel/reboot of the classic comedy franchise, directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

Watch the new Vacation trailer below. Read More »