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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:

David Spade and Jimmy Kimmel Talk 'Joe Dirt 2' and Christopher Walken

SNL alum David Spade was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he gave some updates on the upcoming sequel to Joe Dirt and told a story about working with Christopher Walken, who has great respect for actor dogs, cats, and mice. Watch more from Spade's interview below:

ABC Picks Up Seven Comedy Pilots from Jermaine Fowler, Johnny Knoxville, and More

Pilot season is in full swing now, and ABC announced a round of seven comedy pilot pickups on late Friday, including one by and starring standup Jermaine Fowler and another based on the life of Johnny Knoxville. Here's a breakdown of all seven comedy pilot orders via Variety:

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 [...]

Jimmy Kimmel Starts His Own Children's Book Club

Jimmy Kimmel always wanted to be part of a book club, but due to the demanding length of novels he never got the chance until last night, when he gathered a couple rambunctious kids and started his very own children's book club. No doubt these kids left this taping way more confused about the moon than they were in the first place.

ABC Orders a Pilot Starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo

After a year of development, Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's ABC show finally has a name and pilot order. Deadline reports that ABC has ordered a half-hour single-cam comedy pilot called Chev & Bev, which will star Chase and D'Angelo "as two baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement when their world is turned upside down and they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren." Brad Copeland (Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl) wrote the pilot, and both Chase and D'Angelo will serve as executive producers.

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:

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Officially Owns Chris Elliott Now

Here's a clip from Chris Elliott's visit to last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he looked back on all his years working for David Letterman and his farewell appearance on last week's Late Show. Since he's no longer Letterman's property, Elliott decided to officially transfer ownership of himself to Jimmy Kimmel going forward, so it looks like he's found a new permanent late night home already.

Bob Odenkirk Showed a Lot of Clips on Last Night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Ahead of Better Call Saul's series premiere on AMC this Sunday, Bob Odenkirk stopped by Jimmy Kimmel live last night to share some details on his new show through a series of exclusive clips. Watch Odenkirk and Kimmel discuss Better Call Saul more below: