An early 2013 UK release date has been set for the London-filmed I Give It a Year, starring Rose Byrne, Anna Faris and Stephen Merchant, and written and directed by Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer. It's a comedy about "a young couple in their first year of marriage," or as they say in England, "a young couple in their first year of marriage."
In other Bridesmaids star news, Wendi McLendon-Covey will be starring in ABC's Only Fools & Horses pilot (after Goldie Hawn left The Viagra Diaries and freed her from her role in that). Anyway, she and Steve Carell would definitely make this [...]
People bookin' pilots! Rachel Dratch has joined NBC's multicamera Lady Friends as one of two friends whose lives change when the more successful one (Andrea Anders from Better Off Ted) gets married. Sounds kinda Bridesmaids-y. In a good way.
Living Loaded, the new show from Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell, has added Larry Wilmore as "a thoughtful and reserved black intellectual whose dream of hosting his own NPR show is crushed" by his new co-host, the show's protagonist. Poor Larry Wilmore. He'll always have his Daily Show job as Senior Black Correspondent to fall back on.
Lily Tomlin will play Reba McEntire's mother in [...]
Bridesmaids' Wendi McLendon-Covey will star opposite Goldie Hawn in The Viagra Diaries pilot. She'll play Goldie's therapist daughter and if there is a God all of her advice to patients will sound like this.
Jason Jones of The Daily Show has signed on to play an Interpol agent in heist comedy The Black Marks. Also, Kurt Russell's character is going to be named Crunch Calhoun. These two facts alone should mean you've already purchased a ticket.
Weeds' Justin Kirk will be starring in Animal Kingdom, the show that will launch a thousand elephant acting careers. He'll play "a House-like veterinarian who [...]
Sarah Silverman's pilot has added Tig Notaro and Lost's Ken Leung to its already stellar cast. I know, I thought that said Ken Jeong at first too.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi's pilot The Smart One has been picked up at ABC – not at NBC, who initially ordered it. Dueling networks! Much like the dueling sisters that the pilot will feature. Seamless segue.
Ken Kwapis has hopped on board the Friday Night Dinner pilot, reuniting with writer Greg Daniels eight years after the pilot of The Office. The pairing bodes well for the new show, and Ken Kwapis' last name is [...]
Ben Stiller will star in, direct, and executive produce a comedy pilot for HBO called All Talk. Written by Jonathan Safran Foer, it's about "the daily and life-altering dramas of a Jewish family in Washington, DC" and is being called “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.” That is a lot of ways to be irreverent. Let's see if I can be irreverent in all those ways in one sentence: "Hey Obama, Jesus, Broadway and Noam Chomsky: wanna fuck?" NAILED IT.
Paul Feig is on board to direct and executive produce an HBO pilot of his own, from Darren Star, the creator of Sex and the City. The [...]