Thursday October 16, 2014

Every single episode of Friends is coming to Netflix.  All 236 of them.

Seth Rogen will guest on an episode of The Comeback if that gets you to tune in.

Archie Panjabi is leaving The Good Wife.

NPH is hosting the Oscars.

Per Deadline, "[o]n the 50th anniversary of its debut, classic TV sitcom Bewitched is eyeing a comeback. I’ve learned that Sony Pictures TV is shopping a new version of the supernatural comedy, which ran on ABC from 1964 to 1972. I hear there is already interest from multiple networks in the modern-day take, which is being penned byThe Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein."

"Mission Control won’t get off the launchpad. NBC is axing plans for its Krysten Ritter sitcom before its even had a chance to premiere. EW has confirmed THR‘s report that the network is not moving forward with the high-concept retro-astronaut comedy.

"Mission Control was from the producer team of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, along with writer-producer David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). The 1960s-set comedy was described as a 'workplace ensemble in the tone of Anchorman that examines what happens when a strong woman (Don’t Trust the B—-‘s Ritter) butts heads with a macho astronaut (The Mindy Project‘s Thomas Dewey) in the race to land on the moon.' Ritter’s character was further described as 'tough on the inside but pretty on the outside, the head engineer who leads the Apollo team at Mission Control at the NASA Manned Space Center.'

"NBC ordered a pilot, and then a series. The network then attempted make tweaks to the project, with co-star Michael Rosenbaum exiting the show. One source said 'casting issues' were to blame for the stall. Mission Control was generally expected to debut in midseason, though NBC never made that official."

"Chris O'Dowd is bringing his critically acclaimed comedy Moone Boy to ABC.

"The network has handed out a hefty put-pilot commitment to the semi-autobiographical comedy from the Family Tree and Bridesmaids alum, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"O'Dowd created, writes and stars in the International Emmy-winning comedy, which is described as a quirky show about 12-year-old Martin Moone and the sarcastic, imaginary friend who helps him navigate the challenges of his eccentric childhood.

"O'Dowd will pen the script and executive produce ABC's single-camera adaptation. Unlike the original series, O'Dowd is not currently expected to have any on-screen role."

Deadline is reporting that "Alexandra Breckenridge (American Horror Story) has landed a recurring role on Season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. She has an option to become a regular on the zombie drama, which shattered another ratings record with its fifth-season premiere Sunday.

"As usual, details about the character are being kept under wraps. On the breakdown, her character is listed as Samantha, an attractive, strong, smart, charming and articulate woman who also has a vulnerable side. She’s a mother with a bohemian spirit, and a talented artist. The Walking Dead producers sometimes use fake characters names to disguise the real identity of characters from the graphic novel that are joining the series, so it is unclear whether Breckenridge’s heroine will still be named Samantha when she makes her debut on the show later this season."

"Deadwood‘s Kim Dickens is headed to the modern-day Wild Wild West that is Washington D.C.

"TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress has landed a recurring role in House of Cards‘ upcoming third season (debuting in early 2015).

"Specifics on Dickens’ character and episode count were not available and a Netflix rep declined to comment."  Shocking.

Ken Marino talked with Variety about his role in Marry Me.  In response to the question "what's on your DVR?" he responded with "I saw the pilot of “Transparent,” and thought it was phenomenal. The one thing I didn’t like about the show, to be honest, is that I’m not in it."  Maybe I'm wrong, but Transparent is an Amazon show that is not available to be saved on one's DVR.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Vulture answers all of your questions about the new stand alone HBO Go service.

Per The Daily Beast, "[m]ovie montages are plentiful on the internet, but how do you make yours stand out from the thousands—maybe even millions—of others?

"French film collective collectif HOTU have solved the problem with a basketball and some great visual effects skills. In 87 Bounces, a lone athlete shoots an airball that goes on a journey through some of the most memorable films in cinema history. It rolls past Ray Liotta’s witness relocation home in Goodfellas, into the ‘worst toilet in Scotland’ from Trainspotting, out of the Dude’s toilet in The Big Lebowski and past near-asphyxiated Sandra Bullock in Gravity, among other scenes from notable films. (It should also be noted that Space Jam did not make the cut, so you can rest easy.)

"The movie montage on its own is fun enough, but the seamless way in which the basketball has been woven into the clips makes this one worth a look."