TV Land Gives Cast-Contingent Pilot Order To Comedy About Con Man Pretending To Be Gay Pastor

By | Tuesday April 15, 2014 @ 3:36pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

vaneEXCLUSIVE: On the heels of picking up single-camera pilots Jennifer Falls and Younger to series, TV Land is adding another single-camera project to its pilot slate. The cable network has given a cast-contingent pilot order to Impastor, from veteran … Read More »

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TV Land Picks Up Darren Star’s Comedy ‘Younger’ To Series

By | Monday April 14, 2014 @ 2:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TV Land has given a 12-episode series order to Younger, the single-camera comedy pilot written and executive produced by Sex And the City creator Darren Star. The show, starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, … Read More »

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TV Land To Remake ‘Candid Camera’ With Peter Funt & Electus

By | Wednesday April 9, 2014 @ 9:31am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

candid_cameraClassic hidden camera reality series Candid Camera is returning to television with a new incarnation at TV Land from the series’ long-time host, Peter Funt, son of creator and original host Allen Funt, and Electus‘ Ben Silverman. … Read More »

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Betty White To Plug Toyota Live On Tonight’s Live ‘Hot In Cleveland’ Season Debut

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 2:15pm PDT

Remember when George Burns and Gracie Allen used to plug Carnation Evaporated Milk in live TV ads during their 1950s TV series The Hot in ClevelandGeorge Burns And Gracie Allen Show? Of course you don’t! But live ads using show cast members, in character and on set, did not used to be “news” — much less a scoop in the New York Times‘ business section.  And, 60 years from now, when a future generation is watching on their glasses a live broadcast of some happy-zombie-family comedy starring some Hollywood It Couple, replete with product promotions by the happy zombies, they will think back to today’s NYT report (“Commercials to Go Live With Show Cast Members”) about the airing of two whole live ads during the live season debuts of TV Land‘s Hot In Cleveland and The Soul Man, and think “How quaint.” Read More »

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TV Land Orders Pilot For Comedy Based On Web Series ‘Teachers’, Alison Brie Produces

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

teachersTV Land has given a pilot order to Teachers, a comedy based on the popular web series of the same name. Community co-star Alison Brie is attached to executive produce the project, which revolves around six elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America’s youth, but they don’t really seem to have their own lives together at all. From making their class help them stalk exes online to altering a grade because the art teacher is “kind of a b****,” these teachers are certainly changing the TVLand Logo 2012 Blue (with TM)world, one student at a time. (Watch a sizzle reel for the web series below.) The stars of the web series — Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Katie Thomas — aka The Katydids (their names are all variations of Katie) – are signed on to reprise their roles. “From the second this project came across my desk, I’ve been in love with it,” said TV Land president Larry W. Jones. “The tone of the show is unlike anything we’ve had on TV Land. I’m really excited about the idea of building this unexplored world, where teachers are the eccentric characters you always hoped they weren’t.”

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BET & Centric To Simulcast Live Season Premiere Of TV Land’s ‘The Soul Man’

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 4:53pm PDT

The Soul ManHere’s a case of Viacom siblings playing nice. When the third-season premiere of The Soul Man airs live March 26 on TV Land, sister channels BET and Centric will simulcast it. After that, Centric will … Read More »

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Debi Mazar Joins TV Land Pilot ‘Younger’, Set For ‘Entourage’ Movie

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 11:25am PST
Nellie Andreeva

mazarEXCLUSIVE: Entourage alumna Debi Mazar has been cast in Younger, TV Land‘s single-camera comedy pilot written and executive produced by Sex And The City creator Darren Star. Additionally, Mazar is the latest key Entourage player to join Doug … Read More »

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TV Land’s ‘The Exes’ Renewed For Season 4

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 3:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

the_exes_310TV Land has picked up original comedy series The Exes for a fourth season with a 12-episode order. The series’ third season, which wraps on Feb. 26, is averaging 1.3 million viewers. Season 4 will debut in the summer. Executive produced … Read More »

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TV Lands Picks Up ‘Jennifer Falls’ As First Single-Camera Comedy Series

By | Monday January 27, 2014 @ 5:21pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

presslyTV Land has handed a series order to Jennifer Falls, a single-camera comedy starring Jaime Pressly. The project originally was developed as multi-camera but was shot as a single-camera pilot and will now mark TV Land’s first single-camera … Read More »

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Miriam Shor Joins ‘Younger’; Austin Stowell Boards ‘Public Morals’

By | Monday January 27, 2014 @ 3:31pm PST

shor1Miriam Shor (GCB, The Good Wife) has been set as a series regular in Younger, TV Land‘s single-camera comedy pilot written and executive produced by Sex And The City creator Darren Star. Younger centers on Liza (Sutton Foster), a 40-something woman who reinvents herself and starts living a double life; one as a suburban mom and another as a 29-year old working girl in the city, after her husband leaves her and her child goes to college. Shor will play Diana, the high-strung head of PR for Passion Press. Diana is described as a disdainful woman (known as “Trout Pout”) who likes to get ahead by standing on the shoulder of her subordinates as she slowly pushes them into the mud. Shor is repped by Gersh, Impression Entertainment and attorney James Adams. Read More »

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TV Land’s ‘Hot In Cleveland’ & ‘The Soul Man’ Starting New Seasons With Live Episodes

By | Thursday January 23, 2014 @ 5:23pm PST

Betty White and Cedric the Entertainer will appear on both shows when the sitcoms return with back-to-back episodes on March 26. The Season 5 opener will mark the second consecutive live premiere for Hot In Read More »

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TV Land’s ‘The Soul Man’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Wednesday December 4, 2013 @ 12:33pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Soul ManEXCLUSIVE: TV Land‘s The Soul Man will return for a third season. The network has given the 8-episode order more than three months after Season 2 of the show, starring Cedric “The Entertainer,” Niecy Nash and … Read More »

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Leah Remini Joins TV Land’s ‘The Exes’ As Recurring

By | Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 2:28pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Following her stint on Dancing With The Stars, Leah Remini is returning to TV comedy with a multi-episode arc on TV Land’s The Exes. The King Of Queens alumna will play Stuart’s (David Alan Basche) sister Nicki — a tough-talking, no-nonsense, stylish and sexy woman from Staten Island whose 17-year marriage ends when she finds out her policeman husband had an affair. Nicki retreats to Manhattan to seek the comfort of her brother, only to find out he’s sharing an apartment with two guys, Phil (Donald Faison) and Haskell (Wayne Knight), and living next door to his divorce attorney Holly (Kristen Johnston). Unable and unwilling to keep her opinions to herself, she turns all their lives upside down as she tries to put her life back together and make a new future for herself in Manhattan. Read More »

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Darren Star’s Comedy ‘Younger’ Gets Cast-Contingent Pilot Order At TV Land

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 10:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TV Land has given a cast-contingent pilot order to Younger, a single-camera comedy written and executive produced by Sex And the City creator Darren Star. The project has been a top priority for the … Read More »

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TV Land Fast-Tracks Workplace Comedy From Jon Sherman & Electus

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 11:53am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After making its first ever single-camera comedy pilot order last year to I’m Not Dead Yet, written by Frasier alum Jon Sherman and produced by Electus, the cable network is re-teaming with Sherman and Electus for a new comedy project, which has been put on fast-track development. The untitled workplace comedy revolves around a 30-something woman as she navigates the executive ranks among her old-school male counterparts while her 20-something male assistant tries to make it amid his female-dominated peers – two fish, a big corporate pond, and very little water. “Jon’s contemporary take on a workplace comedy is a universal concept that we are really excited to explore,” said TV Land EVP Keith Cox. “With him and the Electus team at the helm, we can’t wait to see the uncomfortable situations the characters will face and what comedic boundaries they will push.” Sherman executive produces the project with Electus’ Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox. Read More »

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TV Land’s ‘Happily Divorced’ Cancelled

By | Friday August 23, 2013 @ 5:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: There will be no third season of Fran Drescher‘s TV Land‘s comedy series Happily Divorced. I’ve learned that the network has decided to end the sitcom, whose last original episode aired in February. Based … Read More »

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John Travolta To Reunite With Kirstie Alley On Her New TV Land Sitcom

By | Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 3:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a rare TV appearance, John Travolta is set to guest star on TV Land’s new original sitcom Kirstie, reuniting with his Look Who’s Talking co-star Kirstie Alley. Set to … Read More »

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TV Land Orders 10 More Episodes Of ‘The Exes’ Season 3

By | Thursday July 18, 2013 @ 8:44pm PDT

The same day its third-year sitcom scored its first Emmy nom — OK, it was for Outstanding Cinematography for Multi-camera Series — TV Land has called for more. The cable net has order 10 additional … Read More »

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TV Land’s ‘Kirstie’s New Show’ Adds Xosha Roquemore To Cast

By | Monday March 25, 2013 @ 11:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TV Land‘s new comedy series Kirstie’s New Show starring Kirstie Alley is bringing back Xosha Roquemore in a heavily recurring role. Roquemore, who was a guest star … Read More »

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