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NBC Orders 5 More Episodes of 'Sean Saves the World'

NBC hasn't ordered a full season of its new sitcom Sean Saves the World, but they've given the show the next best thing: five more episodes. This extends the show's episode order to 18 for the season, just four short of a 22-episode full season. The Sean Hayes sitcom has been struggling in the ratings a little bit, like most NBC shows, but the show's ratings have improved slightly since the network started using The Voice as its lead-in instead of Parks and Rec. As far as NBC's other new comedies go, Welcome to the Family has been canceled and The Michael J. Fox Show received [...]

Tom Lennon Cast in Victor Fresco's Pilot; Plus, NBC Offered Maya Rudolph a Part

Tom Lennon of Reno 911! and The State fame has been cast in an untitled NBC pilot created by Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Better Off Ted), and starring Sean Hayes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, we reported earlier that NBC offered a part in the show to Maya Rudolph, whose current series Up All Night looks to be ending its run soon. The multicamera pilot follows a guy (Hayes) struggling to parent his teenage daughter, who just moved in, all while dealing with a temperamental new boss (Lennon) at an online retail company. Linda Lavin (Alice) and Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate) also star [...]

Three Stooges Trailer Will Pinch Your Genitals Like an Angry Lobster

So, uh, the first trailer for The Three Stooges is out. I don't know what we were expecting for this remake, but if it was anything other than hot nuns, LOTS of eye-poking, and lobsters crawling down people's pants, we were gravely mistaken. Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Sean Hayes also speak like they're cruelly making fun of their accent coach, an effeminate 1930s newsboy recently transported to the present. (Side note: doesn't Chris Diamantopoulos look like Thin Nathan Lane with the Moe wig on?) Oh, and Snooki's in it.

Muttonheads Rejoice! The Threes Stooges Cast Is Complete

After a lengthy search, the Farrelly Brothers have cast Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe in The Three Stooges. Best known for his roles on 24 and The Starter Wife, Diamantopoulos will hopefully have enough simmering rage to give Will Sasso and Sean Haynes the scalp lacerations and retinal detachments they deserve.

NBC Seeks a Return to Its 'Must See TV' Heyday with 'Sean Saves the World'

Sean Saves the World, the last of NBC's trio of new fall comedies, debuts tonight at 9:30. Starring Sean Hayes in his first sitcom role since Will & Grace went off the air in 2006, the show is NBC's lone multi-camera/studio audience sitcom and it's part of NBC's shift towards making broader comedies in the hopes of capturing a Modern Family-sized hit. But will Sean Saves the World be able to score the massive mainstream audience NBC desires, or will it fall the way of NBC's batch of broader comedies from last season (Go On, The New Normal, Animal Practice, Guys with Kids, 1600 Penn) and get quickly canceled?

CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox Order Pilots: 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'Pulling,' Sean Hayes, Jason Bateman

Pilot season is kicking into high gear. All four major networks ordered new comedy pilots yesterday evening for a whopping total of 11 sitcom greenlights in just a few hours. Here's a rundown on the shows the network ordered pilots for yesterday, a few of which will make it to your screens as full-on series in the fall:

  • Beverly Hills Cop (CBS) – Brandon T. Jackson (Beverly Hills Cop, Percy Jackson) stars as Axel Foley's police officer son in this TV reboot of the classic '80s movie series. Eddie Murphy will guest star in the pilot and produce the show, alongside Shawn Ryan (The Shield), [...]

The Three Stooges Look True To Form In First Official Photo

Behold! The three stooges of The Three Stooges, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Sean Hayes. The Farrelly brothers definitely appear to be showing a deep directorial commitment to the haircuts of the original, that's for sure. Someone's gotta keep the wigmakers of this fine industry in non-allergenic hair-glue! Whether the movie will capture the original's madcap, slapstick, compoundword spirit, though, remains to be seen next April.

We Have a Curly and a Larry; a Moe Remains Elusive

Deadline confirms this morning that we are 2/3 of the way to what sounds like an intriguing Three Stooges movie. Reports say that the Farrelly brothers have cast Sean Hayes as Larry, and, as reported before, Will Sasso as Curly. The search for Moe continues; in the meantime Hayes and Sasso can get a jump on building their tolerance for brutal eye gouges.

Poehler, Armisen, Martin Short to Guest on NBC's 'Hollywood Game Night'

Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, and Martin Short are just some of the guest stars lined up for Hollywood Game Night, a new NBC game show hosted by Jane Lynch and produced by Sean Hayes. Deadline reports that in addition to those three amazing comedy people, Matthew Perry, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Maya Rudolph, Minnie Driver, Kal Penn, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon, and Max Greenfield have all signed on to guest, with more expected to be added later. Hollywood Game Night is an hour-long show that will feature celebrities and non-celebrities participating in game nights in a cocktail party environment. NBC gave the [...]

Sean Hayes Is Pawnee's Newest Beloved Journalist

Sean Hayes will guest star on Parks & Rec this spring as "a revered TV journalist who the locals refer to affectionately as 'the Matt Lauer of Indianapolis.'" Hopefully his character will have enough time left over after interviewing Leslie Knope about her city council run to do a reunion performance of Just Jack 2001 with special guest Tammy 2. By the way, here's a bag of pennies and nickels I'd like you to change when you take that Will & Grace reference TO THE BANK. Boom.

Sean Hayes Gets Rescue Me Creator For New Gay Dad Sitcom

Whether your dad is gay or straight, we're all going to need him to stop humiliating us and wait in the parking lot. Sean Hayes' NBC sitcom is reportedly in the process of landing Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan and Tolan's writing partner Michael Wimer. Tolan will write and executive produce the show, which follows a gay couple as they raise a 12-year-old. The show, being produced by Universal Media and Sony Pictures, is still in development, but so far strikes me as a gay-oriented version of Two And A Half Men, but without the whole "getting crushed underneath a train" part.