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“A Series of Unfortunate Events” follows the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ death in a fire. The children are placed in
The actors join Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes, who will play Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, two of the three orphaned children this story centers on. The third sibling, Sunny Baudelaire, has not been cast at this time. The story follows these siblings as they're adopted by their evil uncle, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), while they try to unravel the mystery surrounding their parents' death. Jim Carrey played Count Olaf in the 2004 adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger (Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris) has landed the role of Penny, the dancer partner of leading man Johnny, whose unexpected pregnancy and subsequent abortion provide a major source of drama in Johnny’s romance with Baby in the early ’60s-set drama. The role of Penny was originated on the big screen by Cynthia Rhodes.
Johnny and Penny, of course, are part of the working-class entertainment staff at an
NBC Entertainment Chair, Bob Greenblatt, talked with Adweek about the cancelled show. Adweek asked if the fate of Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris had NBC rethinking its recent turn toward adding more live programming.
Count Olaf will be Neil Patrick Harris's first major TV role since leaving How I Met Your Mother in 2014, where he played bad boy Barney. His new character, originated by Jim Carrey in the 2004 big screen adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be quite the departure. At this time, no replacement has been named for Mark Hudis. Netflix is refusing to comment on either matter.
The series aired this fall on Tuesday nights and typically followed episodes of The Voice, NBC's highest-rated non-scripted series. It started out well but the ratings declined in later weeks, even before the series was moved to 8pm.
The eight-episode first season included celebrity appearances, comedy skits, stunts, games, giveaways, and hidden camera pranks. Best Time Ever... was inspired by the UK series Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, from ITV.
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In an exclusive First Look at Tuesday's upcoming episode of Best Time Ever, Harris enlists the help of Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson to prank an unsuspecting contractor – but (twist!) the prankee is all too willing to play along.
In the "Voices in Your Head" segment (Britney Spears and Joe Jonas have already gotten in on the action!), Ferguson poses as a homeowner looking to renovate his house while Harris and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Jane Krakowski feed him off-the-wall phrases to say to the contractor.
In one exchange, Harris instructs,
Adam Croasdell, best known for his role on the U.K.’s EastEnders, will play the swashbuckler’s father on an upcoming episode of ABC’s fantasy drama, EW.com reports.
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