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Alec Baldwin's Next TV Role: 'Rob Ford-Like' Mayor

He's working on one-hour series

(Newser) - This sounds like a show we might actually watch: Alec Baldwin is developing a new TV series with NBC Productions in which he would play the "buffoonish" and/or "outlandish" mayor of New York City—a character much like the actual mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, Deadline reports. Baldwin... More »

Meg Ryan to Narrate How I Met Your Dad

She'll have the same role Bob Saget did in 'Mother'

(Newser) - Looks like Meg Ryan's TV-based comeback is in full swing: She's set to narrate How I Met Your Dad, the Greta Gerwig-starring How I Met Your Mother spin-off that could be coming to CBS (if the network orders the pilot to series). Ryan would essentially have the same... More »

A&E Crime Show Makes Millions, Ruins Lives: Report

'The First 48' pressures detectives to put people away, and fast

(Newser) - The First 48 is a hot reality show about police trying to crack cases—mostly murders—in the crucial first two days of any investigation. But the show also pressures detectives to act quickly, and in two cases suspects served long jail terms before judges learned there was no real... More »

Katherine Heigl Demoted to TV?

She'll play 'maverick' CIA agent in new NBC pilot

(Newser) - For a while there, Katherine Heigl looked like she was headed for America's Sweetheart status . Then she made a bunch of bad movies and got a reputation as being difficult to work with ... and now, well, she appears to be headed back to the small screen she left in... More »

8 Shows You Should Have Watched in 2013, but Didn't

Anthony Bourdain, RuPaul make the list

(Newser) - Rather than another "best of 2013" list, Grantland puts together a list of this year's "overlooked and/or underappreciated" television—shows you should have watched, but probably didn't. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list here . More »

Matthew Perry in Odd Couple TV Remake

He'll star in, write, produce CBS sitcom

(Newser) - Friends star Matthew Perry is reportedly embracing nostalgia with a script deal for a new CBS comedy: a remake of The Odd Couple. The story, which started out on Broadway, became a film in the late '60s and then a TV series in 1970, follows Oscar Madison, an easygoing,... More »

Meg Ryan Gets Her Own Sitcom

She'll star in NBC comedy

(Newser) - For the first time in three decades, Meg Ryan will have her own TV show. She's the lead star (and an executive producer) of a new, not-yet-titled NBC sitcom, the Los Angeles Times reports. She'll play a single mom who goes back to work at a New York... More »

Walking Dead Spinoff in the Works

'Spread the Dead' coming in 2015

(Newser) - AMC is nowhere near done with zombies. The network announced Monday it has greenlit a Walking Dead spinoff, reportedly called Spread the Dead. Newsy reports: More »

The Most Pirated TV Shows of Spring

'Game of Thrones' takes the crown

(Newser) - As we head into the wasteland that is summer television, TorrentFreak takes a look back at the 10 most pirated TV shows of Spring 2013. Surprising no one, Game of Thrones takes the, er, crown, with piracy of the show up 25% over last year. It had an estimated 5,... More »

Next for Lena Dunham: Another HBO Show

'Girls' creator working on series about Betty Halbreich

(Newser) - Lena Dunham's wild success continues: The Girls creator is developing a second series for HBO. Dunham and her Girls co-showrunner, Jenni Konner, are working on a comedy centered around Betty Halbreich, whom Deadline calls a "New York institution ... who has spent decades working with the rich and famous.... More »

We'll Miss You, Liz Lemon

Tina Fey's '30 Rock' character signs off tonight

(Newser) - Tina Fey's 30 Rock ends its seven-year run tonight, and the tributes are plentiful. Here's a sample:
  • Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times : "What is the legacy of these critically acclaimed, low-rated, award-winning seven seasons?" he asks. The "show is itself too singular—and too unsuccessful, in
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Amazon Rebooting Zombieland as TV Series

Will be company's push into original programming

(Newser) - Amazon's first foray into original programming: A series based on Zombieland, the popular movie starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone. The Verge brings the news, citing Broadcast Now , but notes that the series probably won't debut anytime soon: io9 got a peek at the casting sheets... More »

Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Emmys

Plus, wins for 'Veep,' 'Game Change,' 'Two and a Half Men'

(Newser) - And they're off! Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with jokes about Honey Boo Boo and politics ("Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee."), and noted that this is the first year none of the four... More »

'Honey Boo Boo' Might Get $40K for Whole Season

Family gets a modest $2K to $4K per show from TLC

(Newser) - Here Comes Honey Boo Boo might be the newest smash hit reality show, but 7-year-old pageant contestant Alana Thompson and her offbeat family in rural Georgia aren't exactly getting crazy rich. The TLC show registered a strong 3 million viewers for its last episode— more than any network got... More »

Michael J. Fox Returning to TV

New show expected next year

(Newser) - After years away from a starring role on the small screen, Michael J. Fox is planning a return to prime time. The Family Ties and Spin City star is working with Easy A director Will Gluck and Arrested Development writer Sam Laybourne on a single-camera sitcom launching next year, Vulture... More »

23 Celebs Who Turned Down Huge TV Roles

Katie Holmes as Buffy?

(Newser) - Can you picture Matthew Broderick or John Cusack playing the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad? No? Neither can the Huffington Post , but execs did offer the role to each of them ( they both turned it down ) before ultimately giving the part to Bryan Cranston. Here are... More »

6 Celebs Who Didn't Watch Their Own TV Shows

Naveen Andrews has no idea what 'Lost' was about, either

(Newser) - If you're still wondering what, exactly, Lost was about … don't bother asking Naveen Andrews, otherwise known as Sayid. Andrews revealed this week that he never actually watched an episode of the show in which he starred. (So, according to Jezebel's Lindy West , "as far as... More »

You Need to Stop Live-Tweeting TV

You'll spoil it for others—and yourself: Daniel Carlson

(Newser) - If you've ever had a television show spoiled by live-tweeters, you'll probably appreciate Daniel Carlson's directive: "Step away from the keyboard," he begs viewers, because "live-tweeting ruins everything." Yes, he's annoyed at plot spoilers—but more importantly, he points out on Pajiba... More »

10 Tired TV Clichés That Need to Die

These tropes are so overused, they're not funny anymore

(Newser) - If you're tired of hearing sitcom characters joke that they just threw up in their mouths or ironically comment, "That went well," after something decidedly didn't, you're not alone. On Vulture , Margaret Lyons lists 10 overused TV situations and lines she'd be happy to... More »

Colbert Report Back Tomorrow

Comedy Central host keeps mum on rumors about mom

(Newser) - The Colbert Report will resume taping tomorrow after the show suddenly shut down this week and aired repeats Wednesday and Thursday, the New York Times reports. Stephen Colbert hasn't addressed rumors that he stopped taping to take care of his 91-year-old mom , Lorna. But he did tweet on Friday... More »

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