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Rob Riggle Runs Crazy Over Brad and Dave on 'Happy Endings' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 24th 2011 4:00AM
'Happy Endings' - 'Full Court Dress'There are people we encounter in our lives who are great in those particular moments. But those are the only types of experiences we have with them, and it might be best to keep it that way, as Dave and Brad discovered the hard way on 'Happy Endings' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on ABC).

Short a guy for their pick-up game, they invited Brad's delivery guy Drew (Rob Riggle). He and Brad were totally cool in those brief encounters when Brad signed for a package. But when Drew got out on the court, he really freaked the guys out.

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EXCLUSIVE First Look: Paul Scheer's New Adult Swim Show 'NTSF:SD:SUV::'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 29th 2011 5:35PM
Adult Swim fans, one of the funniest fake network interstitials ever is now a TV show. And, judging by these exclusive photos, it's going to be SFA. (That's So Freaking Awesome for the uninitiated.)

SNTSF:SD:VU::

'National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle' -- or the tongue-twisting acronym 'NTSF:SD:SUV::' -- was created by our pal Paul Scheer, who also stars (with hair!) as a member of an elite group of government agents tasked with protecting one of the country's biggest terrorist targets: San Diego.

Now San Diego might not sound like a hotbed of terrorist activity, but you'd be surprised at what Mexico, Canada and even Guam have cooking in southern California.

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NBC's 'Smash' Books Katharine McPhee and Jack Davenport, IFC Renews 'Portlandia' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 14th 2011 11:30AM
Katharine McPhee'American Idol' alum Katharine McPhee could be the new Lea Michele.

McPhee was cast over the weekend in NBC's upcoming musical pilot, 'Smash,' Deadline reports. The network's answer to 'Glee,' based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, follows the production of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. McPhee will sing in the show.

Also on board: British actor Jack Davenport, who will play the show's choreographer, according to Deadline. Debra Messing is already on board as the musical's lyricist.

In other TV news ...

IFC renewed 'Portlandia' for a second season. The sketch comedy show stars 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Fred Armisen and indie rocker Carrie Brownstein. The 10 half-hour episodes will premiere in January 2012. [IFC]

Barbra Streisand apologized for her 'Glee' dis. When asked if she'd appear on the show, singer/actress told reporters, "Not if I can help it." She clarified later, saying, "What I meant was that I've been overwhelmed preparing for my performance on MusiCares, the Grammys, recording a new album and starting a new movie. So I couldn't take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn't asked." [TMZ]

'Home Game' has scored its lead: Rob Riggle. The former 'Daily Show' correspondent will star as a former NFL player in the CBS comedy pilot. [THR]

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'Glee' Announces European Tour, 'Real Housewives' in Texas Rumors and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 19th 2010 12:20PM
GleeIn its ongoing quest to take over the world, 'Glee' is embarking on a summer 2011 international tour.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the cast of 'Glee' will hit Manchester, England on June 22 and then play London and Dublin through July. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Nov. 26, but American Express cardholders can get tickets starting Nov. 22.

"We had such a great time putting together last year's shows and the response from the fans was incredible," said 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy. "People around the world want to see our cast live and in person, so this European tour is our way of thanking them for the unbelievable way they've embraced our little show."

American fans should stay tuned, Murphy said news will follow.

In other TV news ...

Is a Texan version of 'Real Housewives' in the works? The producers behind 'Real Housewives of New York City' have sent out scouting emails looking for women to take place in the pilot of 'Texas Rancher Wives.' Yes, it's not branded with 'Real Housewives' right now, but it could be the working title to throw off potential participants who may change their acts. [Culture Map]
Rob Riggle and Robert Smigel are teaming up for a new comedy project. Riggle has been tapped to star in the CBS comedy about a man who winds up working for the nerd he bullied in high school. Smigel is writing. [Deadline Hollywood]

Weezer is hitting on some 'Hard Times.' The band has filmed a cameo for MTV's 'Hard Times of RJ Berger.' Look for Weezer during the second season to air over the summer. [Hollywood Reporter]



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Pauly D Causes Rhode Island Riot, Adrianne Palicki Returns to TV and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 18th 2010 7:00PM
Pauly DDon't underestimate the power of 'Jersey Shore.'

While The Situation is still making headlines in Hollywood after his stint on 'Dancing With the Stars,' his BFF Pauly D has been busy causing riots in his home state of Rhode Island.

According to E! Online, the reality star stopped by a dorm at the University of Rhode Island to visit a friend. Once the students caught on to his presence, they stormed the building.

In other TV news ...

Adrianne Palicki will star in a special episode of 'Criminal Minds.' The 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Lone Star' actress will play one half of a murderous couple in a tribute to 'Natural Born Killers.' [Deadline]

Beau Bridges will guest star on 'Brothers & Sisters' as a love interest for Sally Field. Other news from the drama: Calista Flockheart will be missing from three upcoming episodes so she can spend more time with her family. [E! Online]

'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood was charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor for domestic violence and battery this morning. The reality star was captured on film hitting her ex-fiance. MTV was subpoenaed in the case, and provided footage to Indiana authorities. [Hollywood Life]

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Casting Roundup: Treat Williams Lands Lifetime Pilot, 'Glee' Boss Confirms Paltrow and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 28th 2010 1:30PM
Treat WilliamsLifetime fans are in for a Treat -- a Treat Williams that is.

The 'Everwood' and 'Heartland' star has been tapped to star in the pilot of 'Against the Wall.' According to Deadline Hollywood, Williams will play dad to Rachel Carpani in the pilot about a policewoman who causes a rift between her family after joining the internal affairs department.

Williams' character is described as an old-school Chicago cop who loves his only daughter, but when she joins internal affairs he feels hurt and angry.

In other casting news ...

'Glee' boss Ryan Murphy has confirmed Gwyneth Paltrow's appearance on the hit Fox comedy. Paltrow will play a substitute teacher whom Mr. Schuester falls for, and she'll have three or four solo songs. [Us Weekly]

Rob Riggle has been tapped to appear on 'Chuck.' Before you groan about yet another stunt casting, he won't be playing Greta. Riggle will guest star as Jim Rye, a CIA operative brought in to help Chuck become a better spy. Look for him in episode 8 with Summer Glau. [Ausiello Files]

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'Killers' Cast: Before They Were Movie Stars

by Chris Harnick, posted May 18th 2010 12:00AM
Killers
Like many before them, the cast of 'Killers' got their humble starts on television, so Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher are in fine company as TV stars turned marquee movie names.

In 'Killers,' Heigl's Jennifer and Kutcher's Spencer are a young married couple living a seemingly perfect life ... until Jennifer learns that Spencer is a secret agent, and somebody is out to kill them both. Think lots of guns and action sequences with a dose of romance.

Heigl and Kutcher are joined by other TV names in their latest flick, so we've taken a look at where they all were before they became movie stars.

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CBS Greenlights Rob Riggle Pilot

by Laura Prudom, posted Feb 4th 2010 11:45AM
Former 'Daily Show' correspondent and stand-up comedian Rob Riggle will now be reporting from prime time, following the announcement that CBS has greenlit his comedy pilot.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Riggle will star in 'Team Spitz,' a multicamera ensemble comedy written by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff that centers around a bombastic high school football coach. Sony TV developed the show and will executive produce with CBS TV Studios.

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Daily Show's Jason Jones brings more fake news to the Middle East

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 18th 2009 2:02PM
jason jones in iran
Stephen Colbert may have made big news recently when he took his show on the road for a second time and performed for the troops in Iraq, but don't forget the other guy bringing fake news to the Middle East! Daily Show has been airing correspondent Jason Jones's reports from Iran, which were taped over the past month or so. Check out how many pockets are on that vest. He clearly means journalistic business.

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Election Night: Comedy Central - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Nov 5th 2008 1:02AM
Jon and Stephen
It's fantastic to see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert team up on something other than an award show (not that I'm complaining about super-adorable Stewart/Colbert/Carell hugs, which warm my otherwise bitterly cold heart). It will be interesting to see how the boys react to the live results, but I'm most interested in seeing how Stephen Colbert stays in character. Check back later for videos Click on the jump for the full episode!

10:05: Man, those intros were hardcore. And how long is that bird going to stay on Stephen's shoulder? I'm waiting for a startled poo. I'm still not used to seeing Jon and Stephen together. It's too much awesome.

10:12: Hi, Jason Jones! Nice to see -- Whoa, what just happened? Something flashed on the screen, but I didn't catch it. Suddenly compelled to join the military, though.

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Another Daily Show correspondent moves on: Riggle gets sitcom deal

by Brad Trechak, posted Oct 20th 2008 1:27PM
Rob RiggleA myriad of correspondents from The Daily Show have gone on to their own careers, such as Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell to name two. Jason Jones and Samantha Bee are slated to write and star in a sitcom for CBS. Now it looks like the show will be losing Rob Riggle to a prime-time spot, also on CBS. Riggle is one of the more interesting correspondents, given his background in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Daily Show has become this generation's Saturday Night Live in the sense that many of the players move on to bigger and better TV and/or movie deals. The only reason Jon Stewart himself hasn't left is because of a lucrative contract and the fact that his name is on the marquee.

In fact, if CBS is so eager to grab people from The Daily Show, why not grab Stewart himself? Letterman won't be doing his show forever, you know. He's the natural heir to the position. In my opinion this would be a very smart move, which means it probably won't happen.

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The Daily Show: September 5, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 6th 2008 12:23PM
Jon StewartBefore we jump right into things, let's take a moment to think about just how amazing these past two weeks of Daily Show have been. The program has always been pretty solid, but both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention have provided beautiful fodder for both Jon and the correspondents, who seem to have finally hit their stride. This particular group of correspondents works best when they're all teamed up, and it really showed during convention coverage. From Jason Jones and Samantha Bee sucking face in front of hapless interviewees to Rob Riggle and Wyatt Cenac grillin' up some arugula in an elitist parking lot. TDS is taking another break next week and, boy, do they deserve it.

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The Daily Show: September 3, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 4th 2008 9:24AM
The Daily ShowSome correspondents reported on the real reason why Republicans have gathered in Minnesota, and as it turns out, it's just to check out Larry Craig's old Minnesota airport stall. I think most audience members missed John Oliver's sneaky tweaking of the word "clockwork", unfortunately. However, the audience didn't miss any of Jason Jones' stall activities, which were especially disturbing, whereas Aasif Mandvi's handicap stall antics were just fabulous. I wonder if those dancers were just hapless interns roped into a scene. Also, the dancing reminded me of a beautiful moment from one of Stephen Colbert's old Daily Show reports, forever immortalized in this hypnotizing GIF. In other news, The Daily Show must be the only reason why Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick is still in existence.

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The Daily Show: August 26, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 27th 2008 12:43PM
TDS"Guess Who's Coming to Denver?": The Daily Show is back! They'll be in Denver for the whole Democratic National Convention, workin' their shiny new set. It's pretty much just Jon's "j" desk and a whole lot of big screens hanging in the back. The gang was in full form, and I believe this was the most I've laughed at the show in a while. Perhaps it only feels that way because the show has been gone for a week and a Monday. Thank goodness they returned, because I was starting to get the shakes.

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The Daily Show: August 14, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 15th 2008 12:39PM
Jon Stewart and Rob Riggle"All the Gori Details": Russia and Georgia's conflict rages on, even though everyone else is playing pool games at the Olympics. President Bush and company seem to think that this sort of conflict is, like, so old. The show managed to perfectly nail Condoleezza Rice's disapproval of overthrowing government. This was kind of depressing, actually. I would have liked to see more cartoon clips of Michael Phelps swimming against Black Manta.

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