Funny Business: Showtime Releases Key Art and First Trailer for HAPPYish

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Press Release: Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the poster art for its new half-hour comedy series HAPPYish, which premieres on Sunday, April 26th at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. HAPPYish stars Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Emmy® winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford. The series is a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness and why it continues to be so elusive. Currently in production in New York, HAPPYish also features guest stars Emmy and Tony® Award winner Ellen Barkin, Emmy Award winner Carrie Preston, Molly Price and Andre Royo. To view the trailer, see below [Read more...]

Morning Static: DOWNTON ABBEY, THE BIG BANG THEORY, HBO & More!

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• HBO Now: New report reveals everything you need to know about HBO’s streaming service
• Royal Watch: Kate Middleton Will Be Visiting The ‘Downton Abbey’ Set
• Pilot Watch: Fox Looks to Newcomer to Star Alongside Eric McCormack in ‘Studio City’
• Funny Business: Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Martha Stewart, and More Join the ‘Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber’
• The Business of Show: Networks Still Nagged By Weak Ad Growth As Upfront Market Approaches
• Good News: Netflix’s newest debut proves it might be the modern sitcom’s last hope
• Harve Bennett Dies: Producer Of ‘Star Trek’ Movies & TV Classics Was 84
• Casting Coup: Casting ’24’ Star Leslie Hope to Recur on CBS’s ‘Blue Bloods’
• Spotlight: Jane Krakowski on 11th Hour ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Addition, Moving Past ’30 Rock’
• Trend Watch: Fox Is Developing an Expendables Event Series
• Cable Ace: HBO Developing Psychological Drama from ‘Entourage,’ ‘In Treatment’ Producers
• LLAP: Big Bang Theory pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy
• Pilot News: Originals’ Daniel Sharman Checks into CBS Medical Drama LFE
• Woo-Hoo! Martha Plimpton joins Dan Savage’s ABC pilot
• Now on Broadway: All the standard Larry David neuroses
• News You Can Use: See the 9 Strict Rules Every ‘Road Runner’ Cartoon Had to Follow
• Friday Fun: Here’s The ‘Archer’-‘Bob’s Burgers’ Face Swap You’ve Been Waiting For
• For Canadian Eyes Only: Mark Burnett, MGM and Canada’s Bell Media Unveil First Joint Reality Pilot
• News You Can Use: Career advice from Hollywood that applies to any industry

On TV Tonight: Friday March 6, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Shark Tank In an Instant
CBS The Amazing Race 26 Hawaii Five-0 Blue Bloods
CW Hart of Dixie Whose Line Is It Anyways?
FOX World’s Funniest Fails Glee
NBC Law & Order: SVU (R) Dateline NBC
MISC Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) 12 Monkeys (Syfy)
King of Nerds (TBS)
Helix (Syfy)
Banshee (Cinemax)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

This Just In: Samantha Bee to Exit THE DAILY SHOW For Own TBS Series

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Press Release: TBS is giving longtime Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee her own show. Hot on the heels of announcing a new scripted comedy series created and executive produced by Bee and her husband, Jason Jones, TBS is cementing its relationship with the prolific couple even further. The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues. In addition to hosting, Bee will serve as executive producer on the show, along with Jones. The series is being produced by TBS. [Read more...]

Morning Static: THE FOSTERS, STAR TREK, AMERICAN CRIME & More!

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• How to save Star Trek: Make it the True Detective of science fiction
• Watch Before Judging: ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters’ Creators Defend 13-Year-Old Gay Male Kiss
• Cannot Wait: Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is a Worthy Heir to 30 Rock • Must Read TV: Fifteen and Loving It
• Postmortem: Suits Boss on That Big Breakup and What’s Next
• American Crime Review: A Series With Something to Say
• Game Changer: HBO’s standalone service has a name and possible launch date
• ‘Supergirl’ Begins Filming – What to Expect: Premiere, Crossovers & More
• Pass the Kleenex: Read a Beautiful Eulogy for Harris Wittels by His Sister Stephanie
• Pilot Watch: ‘Homeland’s Raza Jaffrey To Co-Star In CBS Pilot ‘Code Black’
• The Big Tease: ‘Outlander’ Teases End of #Droughtlander With Homage to Series’ Original Poster
• Casting Roundup: Carl Lumbly Joins CBS Drama Series ‘Zoo’; Arielle Goldman In Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’
• Time Suck: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actors Before They Became Really, Really Famous
• Pilot Watch: Anika Noni Rose to star in CBS’ For Justice pilot
• L.A. Mayor Cuts Production Red Tape, Appoints New Chief Film Liaison For City
• Cool Beans: Giovanni Ribisi To Play The Lead In Bryan Cranston-David Shore Pilot ‘Sneaky Pete’
• Late Night Wars: James Corden Says His ‘Late Late Show’ Will Be More Norton Than Letterman
• Casting Coup: ‘Hannibal’ Cast Adds Zachary Quinto for Season 3
• Pilot Watch: Jon Dore Cast As Lead In ‘The Half Of It’ CBS Comedy Pilot
• RIP Kruger: Seinfeld Actor Daniel von Bargen Has Died
• Newsworthy: Maddow Uses O’Reilly to Demonstrate Everything That’s Wrong with Cable News
• Controversy: Fresh Off the Boat Star Says the Lack of Asians on TV Is “Racism”
• Fun with Numbers: How Long Can A Spinoff Like ‘Better Call Saul’ Last?

On TV Tonight: Thursday March 5, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Grey’s Anatomy Scandal American Crime
CBS The Big Bang Theory The Odd Couple The Big Bang Theory (R) Mom Elementary
CW The Vampire Diaries (R) Supernatural (R)
FOX American Idol Backstrom Archer (FX)
NBC The Slap The Blacklist Allegiance
MISC Dig (USA)
Vikings (History)
Portlandia (IFC)

Morning Static: SHARKNADO, THE ORIGINALS, DOWNTON ABBEY & More!

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• Scary News: The Fate Of ‘Sharknado 3? Is In Jeopardy Due To A Production Crew Strike
• Pilot Watch: ‘The Originals’ Newbie to Co-Star in Julie Plec’s CW Pilot
• Shape Up: Jillian Michaels to host Spike TV fitness show
• Pilot Watch: Fred Savage Is Returning To Acting Alongside Rob Lowe In A New Fox Comedy
• Casting Coup: Bill Murray to guest on TBS comedy ‘Angie Tribeca’
• Not So Funny Business: IFC Cancels ‘Garfunkel and Oates’ After One Season
• Must Read TV: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the Sunny Side of Surviving
• Animation Domination: Star Wars Rebels’ Adds Sarah Michelle Gellar to its Voice Cast for Season 2
• Pilot Watch: Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In ‘Rush Hour’ CBS Pilot
• This Week in Tech: NBCUniversal Planning Online Comedy Subscription Service
• TV Review: DIG
• Pilot Watch: Mike Epps to Star in ABC’s ‘Uncle Buck’ Pilot
• Mark Your Calendars: Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for Final Season of Lost Girl, Bitten Season 2, and New Drama Olympus
• Cannot Wait: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Featurette Introduces the Sand Snakes
• Trailer Park: Yahoo’s New Season of Community Spoofs Age of Ultron Trailer A look at the brainy sitcom’s fabled return
• Profile: ‘American Crime,’ John Ridley’s New Series on ABC
• Who Knew? Amazon Prime’s most-streamed shows aren’t what you’d expect
• Funny Business: FXX Renews Jay Baruchel’s Man Seeking Woman for Season 2
• D’oh! Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist
• Cool Beans: This Photographer Uses An iPhone To Insert TV And Film Scenes Into Real-Life Scenarios
• Pilot News: Carrie Preston Starring in NBC’s Empty-Nester Comedy
• Team CoCo: Watch ‘Conan’ cut loose in Cuba
• News You Can’t Use: A “HIMYM” Fan Figured Out What Barney Stinson’s Salary Was And It’s Pretty Crazy
• Watch: Justin Bieber get groped by Jeffrey Ross in Comedy Central Roast promo
• Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral: Read Touching Eulogy for the Beloved Actor
• Sweet: Reports of Maggie Smith’s ‘Downton’ exit may be premature
• Harpo Studios to close in December, official says