Kristen Bell and Ted Danson Are Teaming for an NBC Comedy from Parks and Rec’s Co-Creator

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson are teaming for an NBC comedy from Parks and Rec’s co-creator

According to TV Line, they’ll star in Mike Schur's Good Place, a straight-to-series NBC comedy in which Bell plays a person who "hasn’t been a very good person” who's mission is to learn how to be good. Danson will play her guide as she strives for self-improvement. Because both Bell and Danson already star on other TV shows, they’ll have to make adjustments. Bell would have to juggle the role if House of Lies continues, while Danson would have to leave CSI: Cyber. UPDATE: Danson won't return to CSI: Cyber.


The Good Wife creators won’t be back if CBS orders an eighth season

Robert and Michelle King say they’ll no longer serve as showrunners after this season. But, adds Robert King, “that doesn’t mean we’re putting Alicia in her grave.”


Emmy-winning Breaking Bad writer adapting Anne of Green Gables for TV

Moira Walley-Beckett, who recently created Flesh and Bone for Starz, is developing Anne, based on the classic children’s book, for Canada’s CBC.


Mike and Molly officially canceled

CBS today confirmed that the Melissa McCarthy comedy is ending after six seasons.


The X-Files revival might court controversy by linking 9/11 to UFOs

The Fox series will also tackle conspiracies regarding a “takeover of America” by a UN-like group. PLUS: The 8 things that inspired The X-Files revival.


CBS’ Nancy Drew will be a “diverse” 30-something

"She is diverse, that is the way she is written,” says CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller, without explaining what he means by “diverse.”


CW considering its own streaming service, at a cost of $2 to $4 a month

According to Bloomberg Business, the streaming service will allow subscribers to watch shows as they air and on-demand.


Fuller House actually “works exceedingly well”

After watching the first six episodes, Verne Gay had a “positive” impression of the Netflix reboot. He adds: "Now, by ‘positive,’ what do I mean? Simply that original showrunner Jeff Franklin, back for this reincarnation, featuring some/most original cast members, has clearly stamped—indelibly—this reboot with the spirit of the original. That's what fans demand, and what they'll get.”


Hate-watching The Bachelor has become a competitive sport

Bachelor fantasy leagues, Bachelor Bingo and Bachelor drinking games has turned Bachelor fans into something akin to football fans. PLUS: Ice Cube and Kevin Hart dropped by The Bachelor to offer dating “advice."


CBS boss on Person of Interest’s already-shot Season 5 episodes: "We hope to get them on this spring"

CBS Entertainment chief Glenn Geller would not say, however, if this is the final season.


Late-night hosts paid tribute to David Bowie

Jimmy Fallon revealed he had an e-mail relationship with the music icon, Stephen Colbert put on a special performance of Let’s Dance and James Corden changed his marquee to We Can Be Heroes. PLUS: Check out Homer Simpson's tribute to Bowie.


UK’s Channel 5 under for showing Angie Bowie grieving over the death of ex-husband David Bowie

A clip of Celebrity Big Brother housemate Angie Bowie crying was shown at the tail end of last night’s episode—in a promotion for tonight’s episode.


Ali Wentworth starring in Pop’s Traci From Nightcap

Wentworth will play a talent booker for a late-night show, titled The Night Cap With Jimmy.


NCIS doesn’t plan for Cote de Pablo's Ziva to return as it preps for Michael Weatherly’s exit

CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller talked about Weatherly’s departure, saying: "The decision to leave was his."


Paleyfest to celebrate Empire, Scream Queens, black-ish

Power and American Horror Story: Hotel are also among the first shows announced for this spring’s Paley TV festival.


Donald Trump transformed into an “adult” for his “dignified” Jimmy Fallon interview

On last night’s Tonight Show, says Lloyd Grove, "Trump shed the Henny Youngman shtick of his campaign rallies ('Take my radical Muslims, please!') and metamorphosed into a thoughtful, soft-spoken, unthreatening, dignified adult who aspires to occupy the White House.” PLUS: Did Fallon go easy on Trump?, and watch their fake job interview.


Ricky Gervais defends his transgender Caitlyn Jenner Golden Globes joke

"Suggesting a joke about Caitlin Jenner is automatically transphobic is like suggesting a joke about Bill Cosby is automatically racist,” Gervais tweeted this morning.


The Flash casts Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas as The Turtle

He’ll play the DC Comics villain starting with the midseason premiere.


The Miz joins Supernatural’s wrestling-themed episode

The WWE superstar and former Real World cast member will be part of an episode delving into the world of small-town wrestling.


James Corden teases Carpool Karaoke with Adele

Watch them sing Hello in a preview for Wednesday’s “most epic” Carpool Karaoke yet.

Hilary Duff reflects on Lizzie McGuire on its 15th anniversary

The Disney Channel teen sitcom premiered on January 12, 2001.