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.
While most True Blood fans are excited that the hit HBO series is back on their small screens, they might be saddened to find out that one of the vampire show's beloved characters will be getting axed this season. Though Carrie Preston - who plays Arlene Bellfleur - didn't divulge any names, she talks about how the tears were shed during a table reading for the script: "We had this one table read, the first time we were hearing the script out loud, and one of the actors started crying and then everybody joined in. It was a pretty beautiful moment."
Todd Lowe, who portrays Preston's husband Terry on the series, also confirmed the "major death" in an upcoming episode: "It was just a big surprise. I had gotten the script late and hadn't looked into it, so I was kind of like, 'Oh! Wow! That's different.' It saddened a lot of people."
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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.
Ozzy Osbourne used to hate being on The Osbournes.
The Black Sabbath rocker claims he "never watched one f****ing episode" of his MTV reality show, which ran from 2002 to 2005 and followed his family's antics, from X-rated rows to his wife Sharon's battle with cancer. Now that he isn't being followed by cameras 24/7, Ozzy has vowed to never star on a TV show again and is refusing to make a cameo appearance on The X Factor UK when Sharon returns as a judge this autumn.
"That was a period of my career I'm glad is gone. Sharon's turned into this television person now. She's always saying, 'You're coming on the show, aren't you?' And I'm going, 'No! I hate doing TV!'" he said.
The 64-year-old musician has often spoken out against his wife's obsession with the showbiz lifestyle, claiming he has no interest in living his life in the limelight. "Sharon's obsessed with that showbiz lifestyle. But it's not for me. Leave me out of it. Sharon's always introducing me to people I don't know or want to meet. Sharon got a career out of [The Osbournes] but I'm not interested. I don't like showbiz," he said recently.
While some True Blood fans are mourning the loss of creator/showrunner Alan Ball, they shouldn't be too sad, considering the Oscar-winning writer is moving on to develop a brand new series (which is undoubtedly due to be just as addictive as his previous shows).
"I have a series idea that I'm working on and writing on spec and have two screenplays I'm trying to put together and I'm working on another one and then I have another one that's halfway finished... [The show] is unlike either Six Feet Under or True Blood; it's very different. I'd definitely say it's a drama but it's too early to talk about."
Ball didn't share much else about his new project, but he was happy to speak about handing over the reigns of showrunning and returning to his writing roots.
Speaking at a premiere party for True Blood's upcoming season six, Ball reflected on his departure from running a major TV show to his humble habit: "I'm just writing for the love of writing, getting back to what it used to be with just me and the computer."
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Now that the Veronica Mars film has been greenlit - thanks to Kickstarter - former cast members of the axed CW series are coming out of the woodworks to sign onto the big screen project.
Krysten Ritter - whom most recognize now from Breaking Bad and her starring role in Don't Trust the B**** in Apt. 23 - has confirmed on her Twitter account that she will be reprising her role as Gia Goodwin: "It's gonna be very juicy... Veronica Mars has a special place in my heart because it was my first big acting job (!!!!!!)"
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Cher will be performing on the live finale of The Voice.
NBC revealed the star - who has not performed for 12 years - will sing on the talent show's season finale on June 18. The 67-year-old is going to make her TV comeback with "Woman's World," the first single from her upcoming album of the same name.
Cher took to Twitter to share her excitement with millions of her fans claiming "it should be fun."
The singer will be making her comeback in front of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher who have taken their seat as judges on the show as mentors to the show's contestants. She last sang on TV at the 2002 VH1 Divas Las Vegas special, although she has appeared alongside Christina Aguilera in the 2010 film Burlesque and starred in documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher about her mother, Georgia Holt.
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Jennifer Lopez held a secret meeting with Ryan Seacrest amid rumors she is preparing to return to American Idol.
The 43-year-old singer met with the show's host at an industry office building in Beverly Hills on Friday, and was reportedly desperate to keep their reunion under the radar. An eyewitness told gossip website RadarOnline.com, "J.Lo was driven there by her regular driver. Ryan arrived simultaneously, and didn't look happy to have been spotted."
The "Dance Again" hitmaker looks set to take back her seat on the judging panel when Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj - who quit the talent show last week to focus on their music careers - leave. Her manager Benny Medina was previously said to have met with show bosses to discuss her potential comeback and it appears negotiations are now in the final stages.
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."
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