What does it say about our society that we reward disgraced crack-smoking Canadian mayors by letting them have a huge chunk of interview time on our precious late night talk shows? Thankfully this was far from lost on Jimmy Kimmel last night, who grilled Rob Ford about everything from his awful reputation among his fellow Torontonians to allegations of his homophobia, his sweating problem, his carb-free diet, and just about every viral Rob Ford clip that's hit the internet in recent history. If you like Canadian accents, political train wrecks, or walking heart attacks, click through for the rest of Ford's Kimmel visit.
Molly Shannon is taking her first regular TV job in years. She's been cast as one of the leads in an untitled ABC sitcom pilot that was created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan, THR reports. The comedy, which has a working title of Bambi Cottages, follows a father who, sick of his teaching job, moves his wife and six kids from a big city to New Hampshire where they run a set of cottages for tourists. Shannon will play Cathleen Burke, the wife and mother who's caught off-guard by her husband's decision but decides to go along with it. The pilot, one of two Brian Gallivan [...]
We're in the midst of pilot season again, the time of year when the big four networks cast and shoot pilot episodes of potential shows for the 2014-15 TV seasons. One big change this year is that Fox — and to a lesser extent, NBC — are attempting to do away with pilot season and handing out straight-to-series orders or developing shows year-round like cable networks do instead. Fox is still ordering pilots for its comedies to test cast chemistry, but they're greenlighting pilots with more serious ambitions to turn them into comedies this season. Five new shows from Tina Fey, John Mulaney, Craig Robinson, and more have [...]
Normally a friendly cake decorating competition could make for some great bonding memories between family members, but when Jimmy Kimmel took his mom, Aunt Chippy, Cousin Sal, and TV sidekick Guillermo to Duff's Cakemix to give it a shot, it turned out how a lot of family get-togethers do: Aunt Chippy gets angry, repeatedly screams "WHO TOOK MY BAWLS!?" and threatens everyone's good time.
For those of you who have been waiting for a semi-autographical comedy series starring rapper/actress Eve, your wish might actually come true. According to THR, ABC is currently developing a show with Eve for the 2014-2015 season that focuses on interracial relationships. Eve — who has done some comedic acting in Barbershop 1 and 2, the 2003-2006 UPN sitcom Eve, and a recent episode of Whitney — would star and work as a non-writing executive producer alongside Aaron Kaplan, who is also developing an ABC show with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.