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TCA: PBS Announces Walt Disney Bio, ‘The Brain’ Series, Navy SEALS Story, And Season 4 Pickup For ‘Call The Midwife’

By | Tuesday July 22, 2014 @ 10:25am PDT

TCA: PBS Announces Walt Disney Bio, ‘The Brain’ Series, Navy SEALS Story, And Season 4 Pickup For ‘Call The Midwife’PBS chief Paula Kerger this morning made a slew of announcements from TCA Summer Press Tour 2014:

Call The Midwife will be back for a fourth season. BBC announced in February it would produce a fourth season of the period drama about  a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s — only it will be set in the 60′s for the next season.
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Andrew Lippa’s `Harvey Milk’ Sets New York Debut

By | Thursday May 22, 2014 @ 9:29am PDT

Celebrity Sightings In Philadelphia - May 06, 2014I Am Harvey Milk, an oratorio by Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family) that debuted last summer in San Francisco, will have its New York premiere in a one-night-only fundraiser at Avery Fisher Hall on October 6. Lippa will co-star with Kristin Chenoweth in the event, which will benefit the Harvey Milk Arts Fund at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, a NYC agency serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and other at-risk youth. As previously announced, Lippa will also perform Harvey Milk on July 19 and 20 at L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Kristin Chenoweth And Peter Gallagher Will Choo-Choo To Broadway In ‘On The Twentieth Century’

Kristin Chenoweth's "The Evolution Of A Soprano" PerformanceThe Roundabout Theatre Company, whose revivals of Cabaret and Anything Goes have helped bolster Broadway’s biggest nonprofit producer, plans to showcase Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) and Peter Gallagher (American Beauty) in the Cy Coleman/Betty Comden and Adolph Green musical On The Twentieth Century, beginning next February at the company’s Times Square home base, the American Airlines Theatre. Design team includes David Rockwell (sets), Donald Holder (lighting) and William Ivey Long (costumes). Scott Ellis will direct, with choreography by Warren Carlyle. Ellis and Carlyle previously staged the Roundabout’s critically acclaimed but box office flop The Mystery Of Edwin Drood. Show replaces previously announced Noises Off, postponed to the next season. Read More »

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Kristin Chenoweth To Play Maleficent In Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants’

By | Thursday May 1, 2014 @ 5:30am PDT

kristinchenowethThe Tony and Emmy winner will play the classic Sleeping Beauty villain in Disney Channel’s live-action original movie Descendants. Kristin Chenoweth (Rio 2, Glee) will embody Maleficent, who butts horns with her daughter Mal (Dove Cameron). Directed by Kenny Ortega, the tale is set in a present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenaged son of the Descendants_logo_8.5x11_purple__131212203441-575x444King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s Beauty And The Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. The cast also includes Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Mitchell Hope. Written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, the pic is set to begin production next month for a 2015 premiere.

Related: Disney Channel Pic Features Offspring Of Classic Disney Characters

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Kristin Chenoweth & Katrina Bowden Join ‘Hard Sell’, Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ In Talks With Jordan Patrick Smith

By | Thursday October 10, 2013 @ 2:31pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden is going from spoiled girl to bad girl. The actress will play Bo, a tough-as-nails but directionless stripper, in the teen pic Hard Sell. Kristin Chenoweth will join her in the Long Island-based indie playing Lorna Buchanan, the mother of science geek Hardy (The Three Stooges‘ Skyler Gisondo). Necessary Roughness’ Hannah Marks plays Hardy’s love interest Lake. Sean Nalaboff is directing the pic, which just began production. Bowden is repped by UTA and Management 360, Chenoweth by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

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Kristin Chenoweth To Launch 10th Season of TLC’s ‘Say Yes To The Dress’

By | Monday July 22, 2013 @ 8:42am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Looking to remain dominant in the all-things-bridal programming thread, this TLC this morning will announce that Kristin Chenoweth is starring in the 10th season debut of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress on August 16. No, Chenoweth is not getting married — at least, not that we know of. Her assistant/BFF is the bride-to-be. But won’t it be fun to watch how Chenoweth makes it all about her? Apparently assistant/BFF (and what’s wrong with THAT arrangement?) Julie has decided to shed her simple classic style for her boss’s style on the most important day of her life. Freud would have a field day. Anyway, Julie is now looking for a short dress with glitz and glam for her second wedding gown. But her choice doesn’t go over well with the crowd advising her. Guess who takes over and finds what she thinks is Julie’s perfect wedding gown, and even models it for the bride-to-be? Sadly, Julie isn’t sold, which leaves our poor heroine – that would be Chenoweth, in case there’s any doubt – worrying and fretting in re whether assistant/BFF/Julie will ever find a dress that’s out of her comfort zone and reflects her, Chenoweth’s taste – because if there’s one thing a bride needs on her wedding day it’s to be thrown out of her comfort zone, by her boss.

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Kristin Chenoweth To Co-Star In CBS’ Matthew Broderick Pilot, Gayle Rankin Cast In HBO’s ‘Missionary’

By | Friday April 12, 2013 @ 10:01am PDT
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Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth is set to co-star opposite fellow Broadway boldface Matthew Broderick in CBS‘ untitled Tad Quill multi-camera comedy pilot directed by James Burrows. The project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Jack (Broderick), a recently widowed father who raises his 12-year old son while jumping back into the dating pool. Chenoweth, repped by CAA, Untitled and attorney James Adams, will play Marnie, Jack’s cute but judgmental sister who works as a waitress at a nice but not-too-upscale restaurant. It is not clear if the two siblings share any musical talent. This marks Chenoweth’s return to CBS where she was booked for a major arc on The Good Wife last season, which was cut short by an on-set accident that injured the Tony-winner.

Gayle Rankin will co-star opposite Ben Walker and Jesse Plemons in HBO’s Cold War spy drama pilot The Missionary, from Charles Randolph, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg and author Malcolm Gladwell. Set in Berlin in the late 1960s, The Missionary centers on Roy (Walker), a young American missionary who gets caught up in Cold War intrigue while helping a young woman escape East Berlin. Juilliard graduate Rankin, repped by Principal Entertainment NY and Stewart Talent, plays Molly Elbridge. At first glance, Molly appears to be the traditional, religious wife of Sherwood Elbridge (Plemons) — one with … Read More »

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Kristin Chenoweth Comedy ‘Family Weekend’ Gets Release Date

By | Tuesday February 26, 2013 @ 11:52am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Fresh off her appearance both before and at the end of the Oscars, Kristin Chenoweth will reappear this week inKristin Chenoweth the feature film Family Weekend. ARC Entertainment and Footprint Features said today it will release the Benjamin Epps-directed comedy on premium VOD on Thursday, and put it in theaters beginning March 29. Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Joey King and Shirley Jones co-star in the pic, which follows 16-year-old Emily (Rulin) an incredibly motivated overachiever who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents’ lack of support and guidance, and she and her siblings unite to take their parents (Chenoweth, Modine) hostage in an effort to become a family again. Matt K. Turner penned the screenplay, and Footprint’s Adam Saunders and Chris Aronoff produced in association with The Bedford Falls Co. Youmi N. Ma is executive producer.

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Kristin Chenoweth Among Guest Co-Hosts Named For New Season Of ‘Anderson Live’

By | Monday August 27, 2012 @ 12:04pm PDT

Anderson CooperKristin Chenoweth will kick off the second season of Anderson Live, Anderson Cooper’s daily syndicated talk show, on Monday, September 10. Other guest co-hosts to follow include Goldie Hawn, Kelly Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Howie Mandel, Erin Andrews, D.L. Hughley and Kellie Pickler. Celebrity guests for the upcoming season include Richard Gere, Beyonce, Jake Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes, Meg Ryan, Ben Affleck, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Kerry Washington, Kelsey Grammer, Carol Burnett and Stephen Colbert The show, which tapes in front of a live studio audience at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, returns with a new show name, new set and new live format with rotating co-hosts. “We’ve got a lot of fun, great things planned for the new season. I am really excited to be joined by daily co-hosts and look forward to switching to a live format, which allows us more freedom to cover topical issues as well as connect more with the viewer at home,” said Anderson Cooper. Anderson Live is produced by StrongChild Productions in association with Telepictures Productions. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Cooper and Terence Noonan serve as Executive Producers.

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Kristin Chenoweth Won’t Complete Her Arc On ‘The Good Wife’ Because Of Injury

By | Monday August 13, 2012 @ 3:16pm PDT
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Kristin Chenoweth’s recurring role on The Good Wife has been put on hold because of a head injury the actress sustained while filming the CBS legal drama. Chenoweth was struck by a piece of lighting equipment during an on-location scene on July 11. After a brief hospitalization, Chenoweth has been recovering from the accident but in a statement to People today, she noted that her recovery has been slow and said that her injuries are preventing her from returning to The Good Wife. Chenoweth only completed one episode of her arc, the series’ season premiere, after having been written into four of the first five episodes of Season 4. The role won’t be recast, with other characters taking over her storyline in the already written episodes. However, Chenoweth’s arc will remain open for the actress to continue it when she fully recovers. “We enjoyed having Kristin on the show and would love to have her back when she’s feeling better,” The Good Wife producer CBS TV Studios said in a statement.

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Kristin Chenoweth To Recur On ‘Good Wife’

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 1:20pm PDT

Kristin Chenoweth Good Wife CastingIt’s the second high-profile casting announcement this week for the CBS drama series The Good Wife, which Monday said that Maura Tierney is joining the show as a recurring for the upcoming Season 4. Kristin Chenoweth has booked a recurring role in the new season playing a top-of-her-game political reporter who matches wits with Julianne Margulies’ Alicia and Chris Noth’s Peter. Chenoweth won a supporting actress Emmy for her ABC series Pushing Daisies and was Emmy-nominated for her guest stint on Glee. The Tony-winner also starred in this past season’s ABC series GCB, which was cancelled last month.

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