Netflix has given a rare two-season order to the Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which was initially slated to debut midseason on NBC.
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Richard Roundtree has landed a multi-episode arc on Chicago Fire, EW has learned.
May the odds be ever in his favor: During tonight’s episode, Saturday Night Live revealed that Hunger Games star (and Academy Award nominee) Woody Harrelson will host the show’s Nov. 15 episode. The True Detective will be joined by musical guest Kendrick Lamar.
Both men have appeared on NBC’s sketch program before. Harrelson has hosted SNL twice already, though never yet in the 21st century—his previous stints came in 1989 and 1992. Lamar, meanwhile, made his SNL debut as musical guest in 2013. Lamar is expected to release his third studio album this year; Harrelson’s next movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 will hit theaters Nov. 21.
Update: NBC has confirmed that Harris will indeed be hosting a series based on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, in a press release. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which “will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars.” It will be filmed in front of a live audience. “As I watched the show, I couldn’t stop smiling. Now that I’ve seen many seasons, my face hurts. It’s a game changer,” Harris said in a statement. “Nothing like this has been done before, and its unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!”
Original post: Master host Neil Patrick Harris is getting what seems like the perfect gig: According to Vulture, NBC is enlisting Harris for the U.S. version of the British variety show Saturday Night Takeaway. READ FULL STORY
Bad news, Braverman fans. Monica Potter says that this really, really is the last season of Parenthood. When the actress stopped by EW Radio, she said Jason Katims and the writers want to end on “a high note” (which is hard to do when each episode sends fans headfirst into a box of Kleenex). But if EW senior writer Sara Vilkomerson has come to terms with this news, we will too. What we won’t be on board with is the fact that Zeek and Camille’s house is now the Bad Judge set. Potter described her and costar Craig T. Nelson’s reaction to this news: “I went, ‘No, no.’ And he goes, ‘What the f—what is this? Why is there a bench here? And whose gavel is this?'” READ FULL STORY
As if there aren’t quite enough reruns of Jon Favreau and Will Ferrell’s 2003 holiday hit Elf on television for fans this holiday season, NBC is debuting a new take on the modern Christmas classic.
NBC has given a put-pilot commitment to Marley & Me, a single-camera comedy that will serve as a sequel to the 2008 comedy-drama film of the same name, EW has confirmed.
The film’s director, David Frankel, is set to direct the pilot; Jenny Bicks will write the script. Bicks, Frankel and film producer Karen Rosenfelt will executive produce the show under the 20th Century Fox Television banner. READ FULL STORY
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be available in several more countries this fall thanks to a deal with Lifetime Asia.
The talk show, now in its 12th season, will have same-day telecasts in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Macau, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines beginning on Oct. 20. Ellen will air weekdays at 8 p.m., Hong Kong time. Deadline first reported the deal.
Ellen is currently renewed through 2017, giving fans around the world several hundred more episodes to look forward to—and now they won’t have to wait to watch.
While Jay Leno has been away from television for less than a year since his The Tonight Show retirement, it seems he may already be itching to return to the NBC Universal family.
The show, which NBC announced Monday, was set to be a half-hour comedy that picked up 10 years after the original Say Anything left off. At that point in the Say Anything world, Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court would be finding their way back to each other after breaking up after their brief post-graduation romance. READ FULL STORY
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