Amy Poehler is showing Knope signs of slowing down in Hollywood. In addition to her starring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, she’s producing a pilot for Comedy Central based on the web series Broad City, appearing in three upcoming movies (A.C.O.D, They Came Together, You Are Here), overseeing her online network Smart Girls at the Party, hosting shiny events like the Golden Globes, and writing a book. For those reasons — and just because she’s, you know, funny — Poehler is highlighted in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly as part of our Women Who Run TV feature. During our interview, we asked the 41-year-old actress/writer/producer for the best TV show pitch she ever brainstormed that never saw the light of day, and she shared an intriguing one with us. READ FULL STORY »
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In the season 5 finale of The Big Bang Theory, Howard (Simon Helberg) blasted off to the International Space Station after his rooftop wedding to Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). When the show picks up at the start of season 6 (airing Thurs., Sept. 27 on CBS), Howard’s still floating up in the great beyond — but that doesn’t mean he’s out of reach of his newly betrothed. In this exclusive clip from the season premiere, Howard video chats with Bernadette, and while she’s happy to see her husband, her immediate concerns are much more, shall we say, earthbound. Check out the clip below: READ FULL STORY »
James Van Der Beek on playing himself in the new sitcom 'Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23' and his 'Dawson's Creek' past
The Beek from the Creek is back! James Van Der Beek, who for six seasons played the wavy-haired Dawson Leary on The WB’s phenom Dawson’s Creek, is back on television and playing a role perfect for him: himself. Following a series of self-spoofing spots on the comedy website Funny or Die and in Ke$ha’s “Blow” music video, the 35-year-old actor has a new scene-stealing role as James Van Der Beek — albeit a smarmy, douche-bag version of James Van Der Beek — on ABC’s slightly twisted sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (debuting April 11 at 9:30 p.m.). The comedy focuses on naive New York newcomer June (Dreama Walker), who moves in with the possibly sociopathic Chloe (Krysten Ritter), whose ex-boyfriend/best pal just happens to be James Van Der Beek. The Apartment 23 incarnation of the Beek is a womanizer who seduces fans to the strains of Creek’s “I Don’t Want to Wait” theme song and launches his own line of jeans with the slogan “Put your cheeks in a Beek.”
“I love doing it,” says the actor. “I love the ego assassination that comes with it. It’s just so healthy and so good for me.” EW talked to Van Der Beek about his Creek castmates, whether he would do a Creek reunion, and what it was like working with Ke$ha and some very unlucky unicorns. READ FULL STORY »
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