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‘Why Women Kill’: Katie Finneran To Recur In CBS All Access Series

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‘Why Women Kill’: Katie Finneran To Recur In CBS All Access Series
Exclusive: Katie Finneran (Bloodline) is set for a recurring role opposite Lucy Liu in CBS All Access’ Why Women Kill, a darkly comedic drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios.

Created by Cherry, Why Women Kill details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ‘60s (Ginnifer Goodwin), a socialite in the ‘80s (Liu) and a lawyer in 2018 (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), each dealing with infidelity in her marriage. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed but how reactions to betrayal have not.

Finnernan will play Naomi, seen in 1982. Upscale, brash and fun, she is one of Simone’s (Liu) friends and Tommy’s (Leo Howard) mother. Effusive, she is a cheerful widow, left six million when her husband died, which she claims was “pretty nice.”

Cherry will serve as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo,
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Fox Orders Comedy Pilots From Lon Zimmet, Billy Finnegan

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Fox has given out pilot orders to projects that hail from Lon Zimmet and Billy Finnegan. 20th Century Fox Television will produce both projects.

The Finnegan project is a single-camera comedy currently titled “Richard Lovely.” It follows the title character, the disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, “Mr. Mouse.” He doesn’t hate children, but rather just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old kid, Mr. Mouse appears in Richard’s real life as he is forced into an unlikely father/son relationship that will change his life forever

Finnegan will write and executive produce the project with Kat Coiro also executive producing. Finnegan is an executive producer and writer on the Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie.” His other credits include writing for “The Real O’Neals,” “Bad Teacher,” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” He is repped by CAA and Rise Management.
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Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery

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Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery
Michael J. Fox has recently undergone spinal surgery and is currently recovering, according to the actor’s spokesperson.

Fox, who currently has a recurring guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” “recently underwent spinal surgery unrelated to his Parkinson’s,” his rep said in a statement. “He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer.”

The reason for the surgery was not made public.

Also Read: Michael J Fox to Guest Star on 5 Episodes of ABC's 'Designated Survivor'

Fox was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative nervous system disorder, in 1991. In a recent interview, the actor said he was told he’d only be able to continue acting for up to 10 years.

“It was scary,” he said. “I was 29 years old and so it was the last thing I expected to hear. I thought I’d hurt my shoulder doing some stunt because I had a twitch in my pinkie. And the doctor said ‘You have Parkinson’s disease.’ He said, ‘The good news is that you have 10 years of work left.'”

Since then, Fox has continued to work for more than two decades, with recent roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Good Wife” and his own 2013 NBC sitcom “The Michael J. Fox Show.”

Read original story Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery At TheWrap
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Anne Heche Nabs Lead in NBC Military Drama Pilot For God and Country

Anne Heche Nabs Lead in NBC Military Drama Pilot For God and Country
Anne Heche is ready to serve again at NBC.

The Hung grad — who previously toplined the Peacock network’s Save Me and recurred on The Michael J. Fox Show — will star opposite Mike Vogel in NBC’s military-themed pilot For God and Country, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The drama, penned by Dean Georgaris (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), is said to take an in-depth look into the complicated world of our bravest military heroes, who make personal sacrifices while executing the
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Bloodline Season 2 Gets Premiere Date — Plus, See the First New Photos

Bloodline Season 2 Gets Premiere Date — Plus, See the First New Photos
The Rayburn family will return to Netflix on Friday, May 27, when all 10 episodes of Bloodline Season 2 are released by the streaming service.

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The dark drama’s sophomore run opens with the Rayburns struggling to conceal their unthinkable crime as mysterious strangers from Danny’s past arrive with a dangerous agenda and law enforcement starts closing in on the truth behind Danny’s murder. As lies mount, alliances are betrayed and relationships are destroyed, “good people may have to do some very bad things,
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Sam Laybourne Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Sam Laybourne has closed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, where he will supervise and develop new projects for the studio. Laybourne co-created, wrote and executive produced NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show, which aired last year. His other credits include ABC’s Cougar Town, Fox’s Arrested Development, The CW’s Aliens In America and NBC’s Animal Practice. Laybourne also sold comedy project Juvie to ABC last year. He is repped by UTA and Myman…
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The Odd Couple Review – TV CBS

Rebooting The Odd Couple is a dangerous game, and adding to the mix of potential kills, Matthew Perry just can’t catch a new sit-com break.

Studio 60 should have killed, Mr. Sunshine was rather funny, and though I wasn’t a believer in Go On for a while, it got to me after a few episodes. None of them lasted two dozen episodes, but they didn’t get yanked after, let’s say, four either, so they got some chance to get moving. For whatever reason, where other Friends stars have had certain success (Joey, oddly enough, has one of the best shows on television right now), there’s a certain, “Look Dude, you’re Chandler,” vibe that seems to still be following Perry.

More importantly, there’s something very ’70s about The Odd Couple, as a play, an idea, and something we have to work with week after week.
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The year in comic book TV: Go small or go home?

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The year in comic book TV: Go small or go home?
This is, to put it plainly, one hell of a time to be a comic book nerd. All my favorite characters(*) are making the leap from the page to either the big or small screen. Marvel can seemingly do no wrong with its film output, turning an obscure and downright goofy property like "Guardians of the Galaxy" into one of the year's biggest and most beloved hits. TV's most popular comedy ("Big Bang Theory") has a comic book shop as one of its primary sets, and a main character often seen in Flash and Green Lantern t-shirts. TV's most popular drama series ("The Walking Dead") is based on a long-running comic book, and there are currently five other comic-based shows airing on the broadcast networks (ABC's "Marvel's Agents of Shield," Fox's "Gotham," NBC's "Constantine" and the CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash"), with more coming fast. (The CW has "iZombie" set for mid-season,
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NBC Kills New Bill Cosby TV Series

Last year, NBC hoped that Sean Hayes and Michael J. Fox, two stars of hit NBC sitcoms from yesteryear, could once again bring big ratings to the network. It didn't work and both Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show were cancelled.

Undaunted, NBC execs made a deal earlier this year for a new multi-camera sitcom starring veteran Bill Cosby and executive produced by The Cosby Show's Tom Werner. The untitled comedy, expected to debut Fall 2015, would have seen Cosby playing the patriarch of a multi-generational family who shares his wit and wisdom.

As a result of the multiple rape accusations against Cosby in recent weeks, the network has now cancelled the project. In light of the news, it seems likely that the new show would have been a tough sell to audiences and advertisers alike.
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'Jem' Director Plans 90s Dance Comedy 'Can't Touch This'

'Jem' Director Plans 90s Dance Comedy 'Can't Touch This'
Director Jon M. Chu and his Chu Studios producing partner Hieu Ho have sold a 1990s high school dance comedy project entitled Can't Touch This to Focus Features.

No story details have been released, although the title is likely inspired by M.C. Hammer's 1990 hit song "U Can't Touch This." Jon M. Chu and Hieu Ho came up with the original idea for Can't Touch This, hiring The Goldbergs writers Annie Mebane and Stephen Basilone to pen the screenplay.

It isn't known yet if Jon M. Chu will direct the project himself, or when production will begin. The filmmaker recently wrapped production on Jem and the Holograms, which will be released next October, and he will next start shooting the upcoming sequel Now You See Me 2.

Jon M. Chu is no stranger to the dance genre, launching his directorial career with Step Up 2 the Streets and Step Up 3D.
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Enlisted Star Geoff Stults to Write, Possibly Star in CBS Comedy Project

Enlisted Star Geoff Stults to Write, Possibly Star in CBS Comedy Project
Geoff Stults is on active duty once again.

The Enlisted star has signed on to co-write (and potentially star in) an untitled CBS comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Executive-produced by Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz (The Michael J. Fox Show), the multi-camera series will center on Martin “Marty” Booker — potentially played by Stults — an average-Joe firefighter who winds up getting elected his city’s mayor after a news crew films him saving two kids from a burning building.

In addition to Enlisted, Stults’ recent TV work includes Ben and Kate and The Finder. The upcoming comedy will mark his first writing gig,
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Lauren Graham Lands Odd Couple Gig as Matthew Perry's Ex-Wife

Lauren Graham Lands Odd Couple Gig as Matthew Perry's Ex-Wife
Lauren Graham is going from Parenthood to Couple-dom.

The actress, whose NBC drama is in the midst of its final, 13-episode season, has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’ upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, where she’ll play the ex-wife of Matthew Perry’s Oscar, TVLine has confirmed.

Despite the fact that the union between Oscar and Graham’s character, Gaby, was a stormy, the couple will nevertheless exhibit warm chemistry as divorcées.

The Odd Couple, which is set to bow at midseason, finds Perry starring opposite Reno 911!’s Thomas Lennon (Felix). The cast also includes Yvette Nicole Brown
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Lauren Graham Joining Ex-Boyfriend Matthew Perry In 'The Odd Couple'

Lauren Graham will guest-star alongside her ex-boyfriend Matthew Perry on his new CBS comedy, The Odd Couple.

Lauren Graham Joins 'The Odd Couple'

In a bit of meta casting, Graham will be playing Perry’s character Oscar Madison’s ex-wife in the modern retelling of Neil Simon’s 1965 play, reported Entertainment Weekly. As the story goes, Oscar and Gaby go through a rough divorce, but find a deep friendship and affection for one another following the end of their marriage. After the divorce, the laidback Oscar moves in with the ever-uptight Felix Unger, who will be played by Thomas Lennon (Night at the Museum, Reno 911!).

Graham and Perry, who dated after meeting in 2002, have previously worked together on Perry’s other sitcom efforts Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Go On. Graham, who is best known for playing single mom Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, currently stars on Parenthood,
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CBS' Odd Couple Reboot Promotes Yvette Nicole Brown to Series Regular

CBS' Odd Couple Reboot Promotes Yvette Nicole Brown to Series Regular
The Odd Couple has formally adopted Yvette Nicole Brown.

The actress — whose departure from Community was announced on Tuesday — has been upgraded to a full-fledged series regular on CBS’ upcoming reboot, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Brown joined The Odd Couple in August as the assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar, but the gig was initially a recurring one. With her Community exit a done deal, she was free to commit to Odd Couple full-time.

As Brown explained earlier this week, the multi-cam Odd Couple — versus the single-cam Community — is “a better fit for the life I have now,” adding, “My
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Leslie Bibb Joins CBS' The Odd Couple

Leslie Bibb Joins CBS' The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple continues to flesh out its supporting cast, adding Popular vet Leslie Bibb in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The actress, whose recent credits include arcs on Fox’s The Following and NBC’s About a Boy, will play Casey, the professional model sister of Emily (series regular Lindsay Sloane). When it comes to men, Casey is all about the now and not looking for a complicated relationship.

The multi-cam remake, which is set to bow at midseason, follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry
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Scoop: Yvette Nicole Brown Joins CBS' Odd Couple — What Does This Mean for Community's Shirley?

Scoop: Yvette Nicole Brown Joins CBS' Odd Couple — What Does This Mean for Community's Shirley?
Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown has landed a recurring gig on CBS’ upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, TVLine has learned.

The actress and talk-show Mvp will play Dani, assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar. She replaces Sarah Baker, who was let go shortly after the show was ordered to series.

Photo | The Odd Couple: Get a First Look at Felix and Oscar 2.0

The multi-cam remake, which is set to bow at midseason, follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). The cast also includes Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show,
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This Week on Stage: 'Sex With Strangers' with Anna Gunn, Dee Snider's puppet Bard

This Week on Stage: 'Sex With Strangers' with Anna Gunn, Dee Snider's puppet Bard
Anna Gunn could very well win her second consecutive Emmy for Breaking Bad in about three weeks on the West Coast—but right now, she’s laying down some East Coast roots in Sex With Strangers, a new drama directed by David Schwimmer. The role is only the actress’s second major New York City stage part (she was in the supporting cast of The Rehearsal opposite Frances Conroy and Roger Rees back on Broadway in 1996), but the reviews for her and costar Billy Magnussen (soon to be seen in the long-awaited film of James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods; by the way,
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Lifetime Drama ‘Un-Real’ Casts ‘Bones,’ ‘Southland’ Actress Aline Elasmar (Exclusive)

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Lifetime Drama ‘Un-Real’ Casts ‘Bones,’ ‘Southland’ Actress Aline Elasmar (Exclusive)
The reality show within a show on Lifetime's upcoming drama “Un-Real” is staffing up. TheWrap has learned that Aline Elasmar has joined the scripted series as Inez, a field producer on the show's reality show. Represented by Hervey/Grimes Talent Agency, Elasmar has appeared on “Southland,” “The Mindy Project” and “Bones,” among other television credits. Also read: Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya as Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic (Photo) Earlier on Tuesday, reports broke that Craig Bierko had been added to the cast as Chet, the reality series’ creator. Bierko's television credits include appearances on NBC's “The Michael J. Fox Show,” ABC's
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NBC explains why it canceled 'Community'

NBC explains why it canceled 'Community'
It was the ratings, of course. But NBC’s top entertainment executives went on record to give a little more insight into their decision-making process on canceling Community and The Michael J. Fox Show last season.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters at his Television Critics Association press tour session in Beverly Hills on Sunday that the Community fandom’s “six seasons and a movie” mantra had nothing to do with the network.

“That sixth season thing was created by them — I’m surprised they didn’t say ’10 seasons and a movie,’” the executive said. “And before my time
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Critics’ Choice TV Awards Name Top New Series, Sets Ryan Murphy For Icon Honor

The Broadcast Television Journalists Assoc. spread the wealth among networks in its Most Exciting New Series category, which recognizes mostly upcoming series. This year’s list expanded to seven series, up from six last year, all on different networks. Underlying the struggles of the comedy genre, all shows on the list are dramas. The list is dominated by genre series, horror (Penny Dreadful, The Strain), sci-fi (Extant, The Leftovers) and fantasy/time travel (Outlander). It includes two series that already have premiered, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, which already has been renewed for a second season, and AMC’s period drama Halt And Catch Fire. After CBS’ summer series Under The Dome, exec produced by Steven Spielberg, made the cut last year, the network’s new summer drama from Spielberg, Extant, has landed a nod this time, joined by one other broadcast series, Fox’s fall Batman prequel Gotham. The other
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