ABC Orders Chev & Bev, Reuniting Vacation’s Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo
ABC orders Chev & Bev, reuniting Vacation’s Chevy Chase & Beverly D’Angelo
The single-camera comedy pilot will feature Chase and D’Angelo as “two baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement when their world is turned upside down and they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren.” PLUS: ABC orders Shonda Rhimes’ “The Catch” and ‘70s-set “The Broad Squad” from the producers of Gossip Girl.
Blizzard forces NYC TV shows to halt production, pretape shows
The View and Live with Kelly and Michael pre-taped episodes for Tuesday in advance of the Northeast storm, while The Late Show with David Letterman is proceeding with taping on Tuesday (Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are off this week). Meanwhile, NBC says The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU and The Mysteries of Laura are shutting down production on Tuesday.
Report: ABC scrapped ousting Rosie Perez from The View after its plan was leaked
According to Variety, its report of Perez’s ouster prompted ABC to backpedal — especially since the other View co-hosts weren’t told in advance.
Nick Jonas will be part of Ryan Murphy’s Fox series Scream Queens
Details of his casting haven’t been revealed, but he’ll recur in a cast that includes Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Ariana Grande.
Melissa Rivers sues clinic over Joan Rivers’ death
Rivers’ lawsuit filed today accuses Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic of treating her mom in a “negligent and careless manner.”
Larry David says: “Being Larry David on Curb was the best thing to happen to Larry David in life”
David says Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as Seinfeld have allowed him to the freedom to be himself because everybody knows what to expect. He also says fame has made it easier to date, especially younger women. “It all depends on whose idea of appropriate,” he tells New York Magazine. “…Here’s the thing … When I’m talking to someone, I don’t know what I look like, you know? I know I’m old, but I don’t have a sense of being old. You know what I mean? I’m just inside my face, not being able to see. If I saw my face, I’d go, ‘Get away from her!’ but I can’t see my face, so I don’t know what I look like as I’m doing this, because nothing feels differently. PLUS: Larry David vs. “Larry David.”
Why was SNL so condescending to country music with Blake Shelton as host?
It seemed like Saturday Night Live had just discovered the popular country music and Voice star.
Gotham casts The Dollmaker
The Borgias alum Colm Feore has been cast to play Dr. Francis Dulmacher, a villain also known as The Dollmaker.
NBC is developing a game show from producer LeBron James
The NBA star is producing a game show that will allow people to dramatically change their lives.
Thanks to The Americans, ex-CIA spies are flocking to Hollywood
The FX series, which was created by an ex-CIA spy, plus NBC’s State of Affairs have blazed a new career path for former CIA officials. “The CIA is sexy, especially since (the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks), there’s more transparency into what the agency does, particularly as it prosecutes the war on terror,” says Rodney Faraon, a former CIA senior official who executive produces State of Affairs. He says CIA shows are so hot he has a dozen CIA-themed dramas in the works.
Rashida Jones will have a Parks and Rec reunion with Adam Scott on TBS
He’ll play a doctor on Jones’ new police procedural parody Angie Tribeca. PLUS: SAG red carpet reporter tells Jones, “You’re very tan.”
Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for calling black actors “colored” in a PBS interview
During a chat with Tavis Smiley, the “Sherlock” star talked about diversity in the entertainment industry and said, “as far as colored actors go…”
Neil Patrick Harris’ variety show blasted by comedy writers
Even though Harris has said his variety show will be produced under a WGA contract, more than 175 comedy and variety writers — including writers from SNL, Letterman and Jimmy Fallon — have signed a petition urging producer ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement covering its nonfiction writer-producers.
The Wire’s David Simon has numerous projects in development at HBO, but only 1 currently being made
Simon says of his latest HBO project, a miniseries starring Oscar Isaac: “I said to HBO, ‘Look, do you want me just to do a miniseries? Less of a commitment?’ They were like, ‘No, no, keep trying to do a series.’ I’m trying. But at a certain point, if what I’m interested in they’re not interested in and vice versa, we gotta stop hitting our heads against the wall.”
Sons of Liberty debuts to 3.3 million viewers
The three-night miniseries’ numbers pale in comparison to the Hatfields & McCoy, which premiered to 13.9 million.
Watch Al Michaels react to playing a lawyer on a 1970 episode of Hawaii Five-0
Michaels, who’s calling this year’s Super Bowl, played an attorney in an episode that also featured a young Christopher Walken.
Professor who taught a class inspired by Survivor is competing on Season 30
Northwestern University communications professor Max Dawson, who divided his “The Tribe Has Spoken: Surviving TV’s New Reality” class into tribes, says: “I am playing to win.” PLUS: Aaron Rodgers’ college teammate is also a contestant on the upcoming season.
Shannen Doherty gets uncomfortable watching True Tori
“I think there is something very, for me, my heart breaks a little bit for her,” she says of former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Tori Spelling.
Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant: We’re put through psychological torture
The volatile contestant Seth Caro tells the NY Post he suffered a breakdown during filming, after averaging only two hours of sleep a night with little food.
Watch a discussion between Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig and Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan
In Sundance Festival’s “The Power of Story: Serious Ladies” panel, Kaling and Dunham talked about being confused with their characters. Kaling also admitted: “Oh man, I’m like a pervert.”
Fired SNL alum Brooks Wheelan is releasing a standup album
“This Is Cool, Right?” debuts on Tuesday.
The Affair’s Ruth Wilson: “There should be a male orgasm face”
“I have a big concern about how women are treated in the industry generally, and how they have to provide the titillation because penises can’t be seen on screen but breasts can,” Wilson tells The Edit. “It’s assumed that women will get their breasts out, and I balk at that. It’s unnecessary and unfair. So I kept insisting, ‘why have I always got to do the orgasm face? There should be a male orgasm face.’”
NBC picks up a comedies from Parenthood’s Monica Potter and Jimmy Fallon
Potter will produce and star in a comedy about a woman who juggles her family with three ex-husbands. Fallon is producing “Sharing,” a workplace comedy.
Danny Trejo meets The Brady Bunch in Super Bowl ad
Snickers has transformed Trejo into Marcia Brady.
Amazon orders 18th-century drama pilot Casanova
The project will revolve around Giacomo Casanova, one of world history’s most famous libertines and playboys.
Puppy Bowl this year will feature 85 puppies, 21 kittens, 5 Nigerian Dwarf goats and 315 poop bags
The goats will be playing the cheerleaders on Sunday.
HBO documentary tells the story of Alfred Hitchcock’s long-lost Holocaust documentary
Night Will Fall tells the story of why Hitchcock’s film was kept hidden.
Prison Break’s Amaury Nolasco joins Eva Longoria’s NBC comedy Telenovela
Nolasco will play the villain of the telenovela opposite Longoria, who plays Latin America’s most beloved telenovela star.
Check out Steven Weber as Thomas Jefferson on Sleepy Hollow
Weber kicks off his role as the 3rd president of the United States on the Feb. 9 episode.
“Peaked in High School Rob Lowe” is the newest Rob Lowe
See Lowe’s latest DirecTV ad.