Super Bowl Ad: ‘Full House’ Guys Reunite

By | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 2:02pm PST

Hollywood homages trending in Super Bowl ads this year? While Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong and Tom Hiddleston star in a Super Bowl ad for the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, directed by The King’s Speech and Les Miserables helmer Tom Hooper, Dannon’s Oikos spokesman John Stamos will star … Read More »

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NBC’s ‘I Am Victor’ Extends Options On John Stamos & 5 Co-Stars, Eyes New Pilot

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 4:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE UPDATED:  In another indication that they are high on drama pilot I Am Victor, I’ve learned that NBC and pilot’s producer Universal TV have extended the options on six cast members, led by star John Stamos, who plays the title character, an LA divorce attorney. Also picked up are Matthew Lillard, who plays Victor’s best friend; Angela Sarafyan, who plays Victor’s sassy assistant; Kosha Patel and Josh Zuckerman, who play young legal associates/interns; and McKaley Miller, who plays Victor’s daughter.

Earlier this month, the network commissioned a rewrite by Mark Goffman who wrote the original pilot. Based on Jo Nesbo’s book, I Am Victor centers on Victor Port (Stamos), a high-powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships. As we reported, the project is being retooled and likely will focus more on Victor’s legal cases while still dealing with his personal life as NBC brass liked the show’s legal world and Stamos, who tested very strong. Read More »

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‘I Am Victor’ In Midseason Contention At NBC With Rewrite

By | Monday June 10, 2013 @ 6:39pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Boasting a bona fide TV star, John Stamos, NBC‘s drama pilot I Am Victor came close to a series order last month. And … Read More »

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John Stamos Tapped For Season-Long Arc On USA’s ‘Necessary Roughness’

By | Wednesday March 13, 2013 @ 10:38am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of signing on for the lead in the NBC drama pilot I Am Victor, John Stamos has been tapped for … Read More »

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John Stamos To Star In NBC Pilot ‘I Am Victor’

By | Friday February 22, 2013 @ 4:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

John StamosER alum John Stamos is returning to NBC as the lead of I Am Victor, a drama pilot from former House executive … Read More »

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Pilot Season: Rainn Wilson, John Stamos & Corey Stoll The Latest Hot Actors For Pilots

By | Saturday February 16, 2013 @ 2:29pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

As the pilot casting season gradually shifts from straight offers to tests — a lot of tests — the broadcast networks are racing against the clock to lock in names as the leads of its pilots. Of the early offer magnets, Rose Byrne and Kevin Kline passed on everything they … Read More »

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NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ Cast & Producers On Show’s Gay Themes: TCA

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 2:14pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

John Stamos dropped by a TCA panel discussion today for NBC‘s The New Normal held on the set at Paramount featuring the cast and executive producer Ali Adler (co-creator with Ryan Murphy). Stamos is guesting in an episode in which he plays a character of ambiguous sexual orientation (to explore the fallacy of “gay-dar”). Stamos was asked to compare today’s TV sitcom world — which can accommodate the “new normal” of a gay couple who are expectant parents via a surrogate — to his days on Full House“It was three men living together in San Francisco raising a couple of kids. It’s the same thing,” Stamos quipped.

Ellen Barkin, who portrays the bigoted mother of the pregnant surrogate (Georgia King), said she was not surprised by the controversy surrounding the show (a Utah TV station has refused to air it). “It’s part of the reason why many of us got involved in the show, it was saying something that is not always said in a sitcom,” she said. Barkin last summer told Deadline she believes an affiliate has the right to ban something, but considers it censorship. Read More »

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John Stamos Joins ‘My Man Is A Loser’

By | Tuesday June 12, 2012 @ 12:41pm PDT

John Stamos is about to get busy in New York. The Glee guest star has joined the cast of the indie comedy My Man Is A Loser, which follows two … Read More »

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John Stamos Set To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Little Brother’

By | Friday February 10, 2012 @ 8:58am PST
Nellie Andreeva

John Stamos Circling Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Little Brother’

John Stamos has closed a deal to star in the Fox comedy pilot Little Brother. The actor has been actively involved in tweaking … Read More »

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John Stamos Circling Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Little Brother’

By | Monday January 30, 2012 @ 5:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: John Stamos is in preliminary talks to star in the Fox comedy pilot Little Brother. I hear Stamos’ decision hinges largely on a rewrite, which is now being done by the project’s scribe, Everybody Loves Raymond alum Mike Royce. … Read More »

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Sony TV Revives ‘Dead Lawyers’ With John Stamos As Lead, Graham Yost As Writer

By | Tuesday August 2, 2011 @ 8:26am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures TV is resurrecting Dead Lawyers, the high-concept legal drama it originally developed for SyFy eight years ago, with Graham Yost on board to co-write/executive produce and John Stamos attached to star. The project’s first incarnation, written by … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Wins Beach Boys Musical Pitch For North Of $2 Million

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE AND UPDATED: Fox 2000 has beat out Universal Pictures by paying north of $2 million for a pitch by Susannah Grant and rights to songs from the Beach Boys song catalogue that will form the basis for … Read More »

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‘Glee’ Taps Newcomer For New Role

By | Monday July 26, 2010 @ 10:10am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There had been a lot of buzz surrounding a new character that will be introduced on Fox’s Glee next season, a new member of the New Directions glee club at the center of the show. After a several rounds of testing a large pool of newcomers, Chord Overstreet was just cast in the recurring role of Sam, a McKinley high school athlete who starts off as Finn (Cory Monteith)’s protégé but becomes his competition. Read More »

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