CBS today announced the early renewal of 18 shows, including five comedies, for the 2014-2015 season. The five renewed comedies are veteran series Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, and Mike & Molly and new shows The Millers, starring Will Arnett, and Mom, starring Anna Faris. The Big Bang Theory received a massive three-season renewal from the network yesterday, so producer Chuck Lorre still has four sitcoms on the network.
This leaves the Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar series The Crazy Ones and the upcoming midseason sitcoms Friends with Better Lives and Bad Teacher as the only comedies CBS has yet to renew. How I Met Your Mother [...]
Nate Corddry is no stranger to the fickle whims of television. He’s starred on three tragically cancelled series, including the much-hyped Aaron Sorkin joint Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the David E. Kelley legal dramedy Harry’s Law, and the recent animated adaptation of an ‘80s sci-fi classic, Tron: Uprising. But despite the short-lived nature of the shows that have featured him, Corddry himself has left a lasting impression as a sharp, versatile actor. He’s ably balanced both the dramatic – roles as a creepy, clingy restaurant manager on United States of Tara and a soldier in the HBO war epic The Pacific – and the hilarious – a [...]
CBS became the last of the Big Four TV networks to announce its Fall 2013 lineup this morning. The biggest development comedy-wise is that they're expanding their Thursday night comedy block to two hour now, giving NBC a run for its money by competing head-on with the Peacock Network's long-running but anemic comedy night. Adding more comedies makes sense with big hits How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men on the way out soon, and
CBS has four new shows with big stars on the schedule this time around: The Crazy Ones (with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar), Mom (with Anna Faris), The Millers [...]
The House Bunny and Scary Movie star Anna Faris has just been cast as the lead in Chuck Lorre's new CBS pilot Mom, TV Line reports. Mom will be a multi-camera show starring Faris as a newly sober single mom trying to put her life back together in Napa Valley. Chuck Lorre, the man behind CBS's mega-hit sitcoms Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly, is co-creating and producing Mom alongside his Two and a Half Men cohorts Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker. Given Lorre's strong relationship and track record with CBS, this looks like it'll be a sure thing this pilot [...]