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A 'Muppet Show' Reboot Is in the Works at ABC

Kermit and friends might be heading back to television. TV Line reports that ABC is currently developing a reboot of The Muppet Show, which originally ran from 1976-1981. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is writing and executive producing a pilot presentation for the network later this month with the working title Muppets 2015. Details are slim, and so far only a brief summary has been released: "The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on." ABC last attempted to revive The Muppet Show in 1996 with Muppets Tonight, but [...]

Kevin Hart Talks About Being a Comedic Rock Star on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Jimmy Kimmel Live headed down to Austin for a week of shows at SXSW this week, and last night's show featured guest Kevin Hart, who looked back on all the huge shows he's sold out and why he prefers to call himself a "comedic rock star" instead of "comedian." Watch another clip from the interview below, in which Hart drops some hints about the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber and admits that it "went a little rough."

Mike Epps to Star in ABC's 'Uncle Buck' Pilot

ABC is moving forward with Will Packer's TV adaptation of John Hughes's 1989 film Uncle Buck, and according to Deadline, the multi-cam comedy just cast Mike Epps in the lead role. The series will follow Epps as Buck Russell, "a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way." Nia Long (The Cleveland Show, House of Lies) will play Will's wife. The project is moving forward despite the protests of John Hughes and John Candy's family members, who released a statement last year voicing their disapproval: "Recalling that the director was displeased with [...]

'Office' Alum Angela Kinsey to Star in ABC Pilot 'The 46 Percenters'

The Office's Angela Kinsey just landed a new starring TV role. Deadline reports that Kinsey has been cast as a lead in a multi-cam ABC pilot called The 46 Percenters, an "unromantic romantic comedy about the 46% of the population who choose to stay married as told through the POV of three couples." Kinsey will play Marni, a wife and mother and one-half of the couples focused on in the series. Kinsey's most recent TV credits include Bad Judge, New Girl, and The Hotwives of Orlando, which got a season 2 renewal last month.

Gillian Jacobs Explains Her Unusual Name on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Community's Gillian Jacobs was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she told Kimmel about the history behind her unique first name and shared a video she made asking her mom why she chose it: "I didn't know how to pronounce the damn word!" Watch more from her interview below:

Bill Murray Shares Some Bartending Tips on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Bill Murray was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live at SXSW, where he gave Kimmel some tips for being a good bartender (or as Murray calls it, a "first responder") as well as some hangover cure techniques. Watch more from the interview below, where Murray makes a glorious entrance on horseback and reveals that Rick Ross recorded a song for his upcoming Christmas TV special but disappeared when he was supposed to show up to film his part.

Jimmy Kimmel Asks President Obama Some Tough Questions on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

President Obama was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Kimmel didn't hold back when it came to some hard-hitting questions like whether Obama drives, where he gets dental work, and who makes his middle-of-the-night sandwiches. Watch more clips from the interview below:

Craig Ferguson to Play a Recluse in ABC Pilot 'The King of 7B'

Former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson might star in his own ABC sitcom. Entertainment Weekly reports that Ferguson has joined the cast of The King of 7B, a single-cam comedy about a recluse who "ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul mate moving into the building across the street." Ferguson will play the lead role and joins previously announced cast members Carla Jimenez and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Howard Franklin will write and executive produce alongside Dan Fogelman and former Daily Show EP/Colbert Report co-creator Ben Karlin.

Dave Foley to Star Opposite Ken Jeong in ABC Pilot 'Dr. Ken'

NewsRadio alum and one-fifth of The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley just landed a starring sitcom role. Deadline reports that Foley has been cast opposite Ken Jeong in the in-the-works pilot Dr. Ken, a semi-autobiographical comedy based on Jeong's life about "a frustrated HMO doctor juggling medicine, marriage and parenting, and succeeding at none of them." Foley will play Pat, the head of the hospital where Jeong works. Foley's most recent television appearances include ABC's The Middle, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland, and CTV's Spun Out.

Whoopi Goldberg Joins Jermaine Fowler's ABC Pilot 'Delores & Jermaine'

Standup Jermaine Fowler's ABC pilot Delores & Jermaine just cast Fowler's onscreen grandmother. According to EW, Whoopi Goldberg has officially been cast opposite Fowler in the multi-cam pilot, which follows Fowler as "a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive, who moves in with his estranged grandmother (Goldberg), a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old school parenting." The pilot will tape in New York and reportedly not conflict with Goldberg's hosting duties on The View, and if it gets picked up Goldberg will also serve as an executive producer alongside Fowler and [...]

Hannibal Buress and Jimmy Kimmel Talk Cosby, Bieber, and SXSW

Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live in Austin, and the two talked about everything from the death threats he's received since his Bill Cosby joke went viral to his first roasting experience on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber to what he's been up to at SXSW this week, which involves playing drums in a band whose name escapes him at just the wrong moment:

Eric Andre Looks Back on Going to College for Music on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Eric Andre was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he talked about growing up in Florida, going to college for music, and his role on the new FXX series Man Seeking Woman. Watch more from the interview below:

Will Forte Is Very Proud of His Beard-Growing Skills

Ahead of the premiere of his new Fox show this Sunday, Will Forte stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday to talk about the impressive beard he grew for the role in six months. Watch another clip from Forte's interview below, in which he gets to meet one of his current TV idols:

Learn About The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting

After last night's Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel hosted a special post-awards show and shared the above clip that explores the craft of acting through the unparalleled teaching of the legendary Jim Kimmel, whose school The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting has helped start the careers of Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeff Bridges, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, and even Matt Damon, who is still waiting to graduate to human roles. Watch part 2 of the tribute below: