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Cameron Crowe doesn't want a 'Say Anything' TV series

Lloyd Dobler and his boombox are set to return to the screen in the form of an NBC Say Anything series—but not if Cameron Crowe has anything to say about it.

The last time audiences saw Dobler (John Cusack) and Diane Court (Ione Skye), they were happy in love post-high school graduation, but the half-hour series will pick up 10 years later at a time when the couple are long broken up but finding their way back into each other’s lives.

Crowe, who directed the original 1989 Say Anything, wants Dobler and Court’s relationship to stay in the past, though: “Regarding the announcement of a ‘Say Anything’ tv show,” Crowe tweeted soon after the news broke Monday, “@JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement… except in trying to stop it.” READ FULL STORY

Barry Levinson to direct Jennifer Lopez's 'Shades of Blue'

Academy Award winner Barry Levinson is set to direct the pilot for Shades of Blue, a 13-episode NBC show with a straight-to-series order starring Jennifer Lopez.

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Eddie Izzard bringing 'Junior Bender' crime comedy to NBC

Eddie Izzard is delving into the detective genre at NBC.

EW has confirmed that NBC and Izzard are working together on Junior Bender, a television adaptation of Timothy Hallinan’s series of comedic crime novels. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has given a script commitment to the comedy drama, which will follow the titular thief who moonlights as a private detective for criminals who can’t go to the police.

Jessica Ball will write the script and executive produce alongside Izzard and Sarah Townsend under the Universal Television studio banner. There’s no word on whether Izzard will star in the project, which is still in early stages of development.

NBC renews 'Hollywood Game Night,' Jane Lynch to return

Hollywood Game Night is getting a third season, and Jane Lynch will return to host the popular NBC show for another 10 episodes, the network announced Friday.

“I am so excited to get back to the gaming and to more crazy antics from America’s favorite celebrated persons!” Lynch said in a statement. The Glee star won an Emmy in August for her work on Hollywood Game Night, which has boasted guests like Martha Stewart, Joe Manganiello, Julie Bowen, Rosie O’Donnell, and John Legend.

In season 2, the show averaged a 1.5 rating, 4 share in adults ages 18-49, and 5.0 million viewers overall, according to Neilsen Media Research—an improvement from the previous season.

'A to Z' premiere react: Feldman, Milioti elevate lackluster love story

A to Z lays out its hand in the opening minutes of the pilot. Narrator Katey Sagal explains that lead characters Andrew and Zelda “will date for 8 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, and 1 hour. This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship, from A to Z.” The show has an endgame in mind from the start and seems overly aware of its existence as a romantic comedy—those frequent (500) Days of Summer comparisons in recent months are more than apt.

While the show can’t quite live up to its predecessors in the initial outing, the first episode, “A is for Acquaintances,” is an incredible example of how the chemistry between two leads can carry a show that stumbles more often than not.

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'Bad Judge' premiere react: Pilot lives up to its name in quality, not in spirit

The pilot to Bad Judge feels off. That’s not unexpected for a show that’s already had two showrunners, a heavily revised first episode, and major cast alterations before the pilot has even premiered. Out of all of the behind-the-scenes calamity, though, comes a pilot that looks more like Frankenstein’s Monster than a half-hour comedy. It’s an episode that stitches together parts of completely different concepts in the hopes of making something cohesive, but instead delivers an episode nothing short of erratic.

In the patchwork of a pilot, Bad Judge is missing just about every key ingredient—coherent plotting, concrete characterization, and, most importantly, actual jokes.

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'The Office' star Angela Kinsey lands recurring role on 'Bad Judge'

The Office’s Angela Kinsey is returning to NBC on its new upcoming series Bad Judge.

The comedy stars Kate Walsh as the sexually unapologetic, well-respected judge Rebecca, whose personal life is often messier than the criminals she sentences.

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NBC orders 'Peter Pan'-inspired comedy told from Wendy's point of view

NBC can’t get enough of Peter Pan, it seems. While the network is currently underway on a live-action musical version of the classic tale, NBC has now also ordered a modern-day, half-hour comedy loosely based on J.M. Barrie’s characters Wendy and Peter.

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Go behind the scenes of NBC's new supernatural series 'Constantine'

Just in time for Halloween, NBC is about to get a little bit spookier thanks to its new supernatural series, Constantine.

Based on the DC Comics property Hellblazer, Constantine stars Matt Ryan as the titular con man-turned-occult detective who begrudgingly keeps dark forces at bay as he struggles with the sins of his past.

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NBC renews 'The Sing-Off' for fifth season (Updated)

NBC’s a cappella competition, The Sing-Off, will return for a fifth season, EW has confirmed.

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PBS leads the pack at News and Documentary Emmys

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PBS won 11 awards at the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards followed close behind by CBS with 10. Four of PBS’s prizes came from Frontline programs, and two from Independent Lens, including the Oscar-nominated The Invisible War, about sexual assault in the military. The Invisible War won both the Outstanding Investigative Journalism—Long Form and Best Documentary Emmys.  READ FULL STORY

Poll: What's your pick for the best 'Saturday Night Live' sketch?

You’ve seen our picks—and now it’s your turn to decide the best of the best.

Are you wookin’ pa nub in all da wong paces, partying on, or begging for more cowbell? Do you have a softer spot for Gherahld Fhhhhord or Blaaarrrfingar? Can you see Russia from your house, or spy Colonel Angus approaching the plantation, or fit everything you need in your very own lockbox? Do you drive a Dodge Stratus?!

If so—or even if you’re like, really into “The Denise Show” for some reason—make your voice heard by voting below. And hey, if you’d like to fight for a sketch that didn’t make the cut, that’s an option too. READ FULL STORY

NBC and Adam Sandler adapting '80s satire 'Real Genius' into workplace comedy

NBC has come up with a really smart idea for their next workplace comedy.

The Peacock network is teaming with up Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sony TV to reboot the 1985 film Real Genius as a comedy series. The original movie starred Val Kilmer as a college senior working on a chemical laser at the fictitious Pacific Tech University. The NBC reboot however will be a modern-day workplace comedy focusing on the relationship of two incompatible co-workers.

NBC has given the project written by Craig DiGregorio (Workaholics) and David King (Parks and Recreation) a script commitment plus penalty. 

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