Margo Martindale, meet your match. Molly Shannon has landed a guest-starring role on The Millers, EW has learned exclusively.
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Billy Eichner and Rhys Darby have landed guest-starring roles on The Millers, EW has learned.
You may do a quick chicken dance: A father and son from Arrested Development will be reunited onscreen.
Jeffrey Tambor has signed on to guest-star on Will Arnett’s sitcom The Millers, CBS announced today. Tambor will play the owner of the TV station where Nathan (Arnett) and Ray (J.B. Smoove) work, and the pair try to sell him on a Saturday morning kids program that comes from the imagination of Tom (Beau Bridges). READ FULL STORY
Happy Endings alum Casey Wilson is heading to The Millers tonight, playing the first girl who Nathan (Will Arnett) has brought home since his mother became his roommate.
But before they head to his house, Nathan impresses Wilson’s character on the dance floor with a little help from Ray (JB Smoove). Below is an exclusive GIF preview of their moves, which I hope to use one day in a listicle about “10 signature dance moves with which to woo ladies.”
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Robin Williams just earned a full-season order: CBS announced that it has picked up a full season of its three new freshman comedies, The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom.
CBS points out that The Crazy Ones, starring Williams, is this season’s No. 1 new comedy in viewers (13.7 million), adults 18-49 (3.6 rating/10 share) and adults 25-54 (4.8/12). It also wins its Thursday time period in viewers.
The Millers ranks as the number two comedy in viewers (12.4 million), adults 18-49 (3.2/09) and adults 25-54 (4.3/11). Last night, it retained 97 percent of its premiere rating in adults 18-49, 98 percent in adults 25-54 and 93 percent of its premiere audience. Mom is the third most watched new comedy, averaging 7.98 million viewers, and earning a 2.6/06 in adults 18-49 and a 3.2/07 in adults 25-54.
“We’re proud of CBS’ leadership position in comedy and excited to build on it with the back nine pick-ups of these three new comedies,” said CBS President Nina Tassler in a statement. “These series are creatively distinct, continue to improve each week and are led by strong showrunners, writing and production staffs, and feature amazingly talented casts.”
First, John Cochran won Survivor. Then, he moved to L.A. to write for The Millers. And now, we’ve got an exclusive look at another installment of Surviving L.A., a four-part behind-the-scenes look at Cochran’s transition from island champion to Hollywood writer.
In the latest installment, Cochran meets the cast, forms his “main alliance” with Millers star Beau Bridges, and gets quizzed by Survivor host Jeff Probst. Cochran admits he uses the same “selfish instinct” in the writers’ room as he did on the island and says he has Survivor to thank for his success. Probst and Cochran then briefly geek out about Cheers co-creator James Burrows directing an episode of The Millers before Probst has to be on his way … leaving only his Probstégé behind.
Check in on how Cochran’s new life is treating him in the video below:
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'Survivor' winner-turned-'Millers' writer John Cochran takes us inside his L.A. life -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Winning Survivor comes with many perks — including the opportunity to become … a comedy writer?
It’s true! Survivor‘s John Cochran — also an EW contributor — is now working on CBS’ new comedy The Millers. To prepare for the show’s premiere, CBS is releasing four installments of behind-the-scenes footage to document Cochran’s journey from the island to the writers’ room.
EW has an exclusive look at the first installment, which shows Cochran talking about his sudden move to L.A. (with his mother, of course) and how life continues now that he considers himself a “Probstégé,” a noun defined as “an individual who is guided and supported by a successful TV host and personality,” such as the one-and-only Jeff Probst.
See how Cochran is liking his new life in the video below:
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Happy Endings fans, rejoice! Eliza Coupe will be back on your TV this fall.
The actress has been snagged by CBS’s forthcoming comedy The Millers, EW has learned exclusively. She will recur on the show as the ex-wife of Nate (Will Arnett) and first appear in the Oct. 24 episode.
Coupe’s addition to The Millers, which also stars Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges, rounds out a supporting cast that already includes Glee star Jayma Mays, who will play Nate’s sister Debbie, and VEEP‘s Nelson Franklin, who will play Debbie’s husband.
Meanwhile, Coupe is not the first Happy Endings cast member to land a post-cancellation gig. Adam Pally and Damon Wayans Jr. have secured spots on The Mindy Project and New Girl, respectively while Casey Wilson landed a network deal at ABC.
The Millers premieres on Oct. 3.
Will Arnett may be starring in CBS’ The Millers this fall, but he’s still open to returning to Arrested Development.
“I think that for all of us, Arrested is something that we love doing and we love working together,” Arnett told EW about the series, which might return to Netflix for a fifth season. “Whatever sort of incarnation comes up, I’m very open to it.”
On The Millers, Arnett plays a recently divorced reporter whose plans for bachelorhood get sidetracked when his overbearing mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with him after separating from his father (Beau Bridges).
He’s not the only actor on the CBS sitcom willing to pull double duty: Martindale, who played Russian spy Claudia on FX’s The Americans, told reporters this morning at the Television Critics Tour in Los Angeles that she hopes to return to the role.
So how does The Millers creator Greg Garcia feel about sharing his actors?
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Will Arnett has a mom problem in the upcoming CBS fall comedy The Millers.
Specifically, his character’s mother (Margo Martindale), decides to move in with him, ruining his hopes of launching a post-divorce bachelor lifestyle. In this new promo for the show, from creator Greg Garcia, we get a taste of exactly what his new life has in store.
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