Tonight’s episode of The Following ended on a helluva cliffhanger: Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) finally found the cult threesome’s farm house and nearly rescued Joey (Kyle Catlett). Unfortunately, Hardy was caught by gun-wielding Paul (Adan Canto). Now, EW can exclusively reveal what happens in next week’s opening sequence, which picks up immediately after this cliffhanger. Having seen the episode, I can say things only get crazier from here. Watch below… READ FULL STORY »
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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams. On TV. Together.
This is now a possibility.
Gellar is set to co-star in the CBS pilot Crazy Ones, a single-cam comedy about a father (Williams) and daughter who run an advertising agency together. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star will play Sydney Roberts, the intense and driven daughter of Williams’s Simon Roberts.
Gellar last headlined CW’s one-season drama Ringer, a role that was billed as her post-Buffy return to television and was part of the 2011-2012 TV season.
CBS announced the pilot order for Crazy Ones, a project by David E. Kelly, and two drama pilots earlier this month.
Minnie Driver could be headed back to TV.
The actress has joined a pilot Parenthood creator Jason Katims’s forthcoming pilot, About a Boy, based off the book by Nick Hornby.
She will co-star alongside David Walton (New Girl) on the project, playing Fiona, eccentric mother to Marcus, a boy who develops a friendship with an immature bachelor (Walton) neighbor.
In the 2002 movie adaptation, the role was played by Toni Collette, who co-starred in the film with Hugh Grant.
People didn’t love it back.
Whitney Cummings’ talk show Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings, has been canceled, EW has confirmed with E!. A spokesperson told EW the last episode aired last Wednesday, Feb. 6. The weekly show premiered just this past November and was produced by Chelsea Handler’s company Borderline Amazing Productions. Handler also served as an executive producer on the show alongside Cummings.
While her talk show may have bitten the dust, Cummings herself is doing alright. While her eponymous NBC sitcom still struggles in the ratings for season 2, the other show she co-created, 2 Broke Girls, continues to fare better.
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Those hoping for a Mark and Sarah reconciliation on Parenthood might be out of luck.
Jason Ritter has just landed a lead role in Fox’s Friends & Family pilot. Ritter will play Gavin, an “adorably neurotic and witty” guy with “Woody Allen DNA” who begins dating a co-worker he befriended through Skype and Facebook, according to casting intel.
The half-hour, single-cam comedy is based off the BBC hit Gavin and Stacey.
Ritter most recently had a recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood, playing a love interest for Lauren Graham’s Sarah. In the show’s season finale, Sarah chose to pursue Ray Romano’s character, leaving Ritter’s future on the show uncertain.
Rupert Grint is making the leap to the small screen to star in Greg Garcia’s (Raising Hope) new single-camera CBS comedy. A representative for the Harry Potter actor confirmed the Hollywood Reporter‘s story that Grint will play the role of Clyde — a sweet, anxious fast-food employee who loves comic books and dreams of being a superhero. When he discovers that he’s set to inherit $100,000 a month from a dead relative, he decides that his wealth will be his super power.
A rags-to-riches philanthropic superhero who uses his money for good? Sounds fun enough, but hopefully Clyde will at least buy himself an awesome costume.
Smash returns next Tuesday at 10pm with more of guest-star Jennifer Hudson. In this exclusive clip from the episode, called “The Dramaturg,” Hudson’s Ronnie Moore is rehearsing for her next Broadway show, a revival of The Wiz, and sings the musical’s signature song “Home.” Meanwhile, Derek (Jack Davenport) shows up to discuss the project with her. Watch the clip below…
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Happy Endings has found a new timeslot home, but fans of the comedy are probably not going to be too happy about this move.
ABC announced today back-to-back episodes of Happy Endings will air Fridays starting March 29 at 8 p.m. ET. The move comes after Endings has bounced around ABC’s schedule for a few months, first relinquishing its Tuesday nights and then being pulled from Sundays, where it took up a brief residence.
In a release announcing the midseason shuffle, ABC said the switch will not affect Last Man Standing or Malibu Country because both will have concluded their seasons by then.
Per this just-announced schedule change, Tuesday nights will also see a shift, with ABC airing back-to-back reality shows. Celebrity Wife Swap will premiere a new season Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. and cooking competition The Taste will move back one hour to 9 p.m. As previously announced, the Dancing With the Stars results show is scheduled to take over 9 p.m. starting March 26.
Looks like Tim Allen got the Home Improvement reunion that he’s (probably) been dying for! EW has learned that Jonathan Taylor Thomas — who played Tim Allen’s son Randy on the long-running ABC comedy — will guest star in a episode of Last Man Standing slated for March or April.
Thomas will play the manager of a high-end restaurant where Kristin Baxter (Amanda Fuller) applies for a job. So far, word is that Thomas is only booked for one episode of the ABC comedy — but Kristin who is Tim (Allen) Baxter’s daughter, is young and unmarried, and Thomas is a catch.
See where this could possibly go? READ FULL STORY »
Since its debut less than two weeks ago, Netflix’s House of Cards has made quite the splash. In fact, it’s currently the most-watched program.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos touted the accomplishment at a media conference, according to All Things D, but declined to elaborate on specific numbers and metrics, saying he is doing so to avoid comparisons to traditional broadcast shows.
Even without numbers, however, the fact that Cards is besting the streaming site’s thousands of current TV offerings is impressive, and a good sign, considering they’ve already committed to a second season of the Kevin Spacey-helmed drama.
FX has given the greenlight to The Bridge, a thriller starring Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) and Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and from Meredith Stiehm, a Homeland writer known for penning some of the series’ most acclaimed episodes. Based on the Scandinavian series Bron, The Bridge is about a body found on the border of Texas and Mexico and the investigation that ensues. The 13-episode first season will go into production in April for a July premiere on FX. READ FULL STORY »
Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver has signed on to star in the new single camera CBS comedy The McCarthys, EW confirmed Thursday.
Weaver charmed audiences and Academy voters this past year with her portrayal of the supportive wife, mother and Philadelphia Eagles fan Dolores in Silver Linings Playbook. This new project will take the Australian actress to Boston to portray another mother in a similarly sports-obsessed family. Her character was described as “having no filter.” Jack McGee (who was in David O. Russell’s The Fighter) will play her husband Arthur, a politically incorrect high school basketball coach.
The American Horror Story alums continue to re-sign for the next season of FX’s hit. Today, series co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted that Frances Conroy, who appeared this past season as the Angel of Death, will return for the third installment of American Horror Story. Conroy joins Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe for the third season.
Additionally, season one star Taissa Farmiga has now been confirmed to return after EW exclusively revealed that she was in negotiations for AHS 3.
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