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Channing Tatum will produce new sitcom Nicky.
The White House Down actor and his producing partner Reid Carolin worked with their close friend, Happy Endings actor Nick Zano, to put together the half-hour comedy co-written by and starring Nick, which is being developed at Warner Bros TV.
"We've spent many nights laughing our asses off with our pal Nick Zano and his tales of being raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey. And now we're so proud to announce that we're bringing those stories to your home! Look out for NICKY, a new sitcom from Warner Bros. TV, starring Nick and produced by us, next year!" Channing wrote on Facebook.
All three will serve as executive producers for the venture.
Charlie Sheen reportedly wants Selma Blair to be fired from Anger Management.
The actor - who plays therapist Charlie Goodson in the comedy series - is furious with his co-star for allegedly complaining to executive producers that Charlie is too difficult to work with and is constantly late. According to TMZ, after Charlie discovered Selma - who portrays Dr. Kate Wales in the show - had made a complaint about him he spoke to bosses about his huge workload compared to the actress' and told them if she shows up for work today he will refuse to shoot.
Funnywoman Wanda Sykes will be returning to the small screen.
The 49 year-old comedienne is lined up to have a new comedy show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, titled Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious. The one-hour comedy show - hosted and produced by Sykes - will be filmed before a live audience at the same studio where The Oprah Winfrey Show was taped. Numerous up-and-coming female comics - Andi Smith, Gloria Bigelow, Marina Franklin, Tracey Ashley, Carmen Lynch and Dominique Witten - will perform on the show, where Sykes is expected to appear with her guests in a "series of comedy shorts that will air throughout the hour."
Lance Crouther and Alyson Fouse - longtime collaborators of Sykes' - are signed on as writers for the series.
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious airs Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 20 at 10 p.m. on OWN.
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John Oliver wants Queen Elizabeth to appear on The Daily Show.
The British-born comedian is set to take over the reins of the show from Jon Stewart for three months and revealed his ideal guest would be the 87-year-old monarch.
"I promise you I will do everything in my power to get Her Majesty the queen as a guest. If I can't get her, I will try to get Helen Mirren dressed as the queen. If that doesn't work, I'll get Senator Mitch McConnell and have him dressed as either the queen or Helen Mirren. If any one of those works out, I guarantee you will see the most awkward, borderline treasonous, yet memorable interview in the history of television," he wrote in the latest issue of GQ.
John also joked he plans to have all of his guests take an oath of allegiance to the British flag during his stint as host: "Each show will begin with a pledge of allegiance to the Union Jack. This is non-negotiable, and I think it'll help with the guest-booking. I'm looking forward to this summer. It's going to be one of the strangest experiences of my life, and I hope you'll share it with me. Think of it this way: It's still going to be everything you love about The Daily Show, just without the thing that you love most about it."
Russell Brand's TV show has been cancelled. Brand X, the comedian's late night talk show on FX, will not be renewed for a third series although the actor will work on other projects for the channel, including a "scripted live-action comedy."
"I don't think we're going to bring Brand X back. I think we're going to do another show with Russell that's going to be a scripted, live-action comedy. So the relationship is going to continue," said Joh Landgraf, who was promoted to CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions this week.
Russell's new show for the channel is expected to be similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm and will be loosely based on his own life.
Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell is set to fill the gap left by Brand X and according to Mr. Landgraf, host Kamau and executive producer Chris Rock were "ready to convert to a daily show" and "we saw more potential and more upside [in Totally Biased] in the audience reaction."
Matthew Perry doesn't want to make a Friends movie in case it is terrible.
The 43-year-old actor played Chandler Bing on the sitcom during its 10-year run and while he loved his time on the show, Matthew is worried a film would disappoint the fans. When asked if a Friends movie was on the horizon, Matthew told ABC News, "I don't think so. It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good. If we did a movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it."
If you're finally done binge-watching Arrested Development's fourth season and back in the real world (and by real world, I mean the internet), you'll be happy to know that there may be more episodes featuring the Bluths in the future.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings previously threw out the idea of seasons following the one his company produced, on the grounds that "We don't anticipate being able to do seasons five, six, seven. We have less of a stake in it. Arrested Development is a wildly successful tactic as opposed to fundamental to the strategy." But now that season four has aired and he's probably seeing more
dollar signs benefits in producing later seasons, Hastings has somewhat retracted his statement: "Arrested is unique because that’s really up to the talent. If the talent were willing to do more… I’m sure we would be willing."
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Community fans will be happy to know that show creator Dan Harmon might return for next season.
Despite the fact that Harmon parted ways with the NBC show in a less-than-peaceful manner, he accidentally revealed to his Harmontown podcast audience that he was welcomed back into the
hit critically-acclaimed sitcom's fold.
"As soon as Dan said it, he asked that it be edited out of the podcast and it was just for us audience members (and I wasn’t going to say a word) but soon after that Dan said 'Ahhh #### it. I don’t care who knows!'" revealed a writer from Hollywookiee, who was present at the taping.
The writer also added that Harmon joked about only returning if Chevy Chase - who left the show during production of its fourth season - would agree to come back as well. Even if Harmon does return to writing behind the scenes, he didn't specify in what capacity; hopefully NBC will come out and give us such details now that Harmon has let the cat out of the bag.
Matthew Morrison wants Elton John to guest star on Glee.
The 34-year-old actor thinks that the "Rocket Man" singer would be perfect in the musical drama playing the boyfriend of hard-nosed cheer-leading squad coach Sue Sylvester - who is portrayed by Jane Lynch. "I would love to have Elton John, and I know the part I want for him too. I want him to play Sue Sylvester's boyfriend. Wouldn't that be funny? I think it would be hilarious, I think the two of them would be so funny," Morrison said.
The handsome star has a wishlist of other people he wants to appear in the series and top of that list is Harrison Ford, because he idolized him in the Indiana Jones movies. Matthew - who is releasing his second album Where It All Began - added, "I've always wanted to work with Harrison Ford, he's a child legend of mine. I was an Indiana Jones kinda guy. That's how I always remember Harrison Ford."
Just a quick PSA: Netflix has released the fourth season of Arrested Development earlier this morning. That means that you can spend the rest of your Memorial Day weekend enjoying the long-awaited final chapter in the story of the Bluth family. It's taken seven years to get here, so we won't blame you if you go on a bit of a binge, powering through all 15 episodes. Arrested Deelopment aired on Fox between 2003 and 2006, and was one of those shows plagued by low ratings, which later developed a massive following through DVD sales. Due to the increased popularity and demand from the fans, Netflix snapped up the rights, making it the newest Netflix Original.
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