Saturday, February 6, 2016

POSTED: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 6:40 PM
Tina Fey (center, between Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski) at a Television Critics Association session for Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 (Evan Scott/Netflix)

Season 2 won't premiere on Netflix until April 15, but Tina Fey's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" has an order for a third season, the streaming network announced Sunday.

The Upper Darby-raised writer, actress and producer met with reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter meetings, along with cast members , Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and Jane Krakowski.

 "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which premiered last spring on Netflix, was created by Fey and her fellow "30 Rock" producer Robert Carlock with NBC in mind, but eventually was sold to the streaming service, which guaranteed them a second season as part of the deal.

POSTED: Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:23 PM
Actor Tracy Morgan poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Comedian Tracy Morgan  ("30 Rock") will develop and star in a comedy pilot for FX to be written by Jordan Peele ("Key & Peele," "Fargo") and John Carcieri ("Eastbound & Down"), the cable network announced Saturday.

Here's how FX is describing the show:

"A career criminal is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, internet, and self-driving cars."

POSTED: Friday, January 15, 2016, 1:34 PM
From left: "Bones" stars T.J. Tyne, Michaela Conlin, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. (Fox)

Is Fox's "Bones," which stars Philly's David Boreanaz, in its final season?

It looks possible.

Fox execs haven't yet begun that conversation, Fox Television Group co-CEO Dana Walden told reporters at the Television Critics Association  winter meetings Friday. But then she went on to say that if this season -- the show's 11th -- were to be its last, the network would be letting the show's producers and writers know in enough time to give it a proper sendoff.

POSTED: Friday, January 15, 2016, 1:06 PM
Fox has ordered a pilot for an extension of its "24" franchise, to be called "24: Legacy" (Fox)

Jack will not be back, but "24" might be.

Fox announced Friday it had ordered a pilot, "24: Legacy," for "a potential new series installment" of the thriller franchise, which was previously revived, with Kiefer Sutherland in the lead as Jack Bauer, in the limited event series, "24: Live Another Day."

The pilot will feature "an all-new cast of characters," according to Fox, which describes the story as centering on "a military hero's return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back." Which sounds, honestly, a bit like Showtime's "Homeland," which shares a producer in Howard Gordon. In this case, though, the hero will be asking "24's" CTU for help.

POSTED: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7:05 PM
Caitlyn Jenner (center) with two of her "I Am Cait" co-stars, Candis Cayne (left) and Ella Giselle, at a session of the Television Critics Association's winter meetings in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 14, 2016 (Chris Haston/NBC Universal)

"Eat your Wheaties."

That was Caitlyn Jenner's joking response to a reporter who  Thursday asked about her exercise and skin-care regimen during a session at the Television Critics Association's winter meetings in Pasadena.

Welcome to being a woman in Hollywood, Caitlyn.

POSTED: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 11:58 AM
Danny DeVito on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" (Screenshot via Hulu)

Danny DeVito stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday night to promote the current season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Something wonderful happened when Jimmy Fallon welcomed DeVito onstage – The Roots played the 6ABC Action News theme song like true champions of Philadelphia.


Can't see the video? Click here.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 2:45 AM
Journalist and filmmaker Cameron Crowe at a news conference for his upcoming Showtime series "Roadies" in Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 12. (Eric Charbonneau/AP)

Journalist and filmmaker Cameron Crowe was at the Television Critics Association's winter meetings Tuesday afternoon to talk about his upcoming series for Showtime, "Roadies," when someone asked him about any "memorable" experiences he might have had with David Bowie.

His answer was certainly memorable, and a reminder that Crowe might have had one of the coolest adolescences ever.

Here's what he had to say:

POSTED: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 12:52 PM
Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy in an upcoming episode of CBS' "Mike & Molly," whose sixth season will be its last (Peter Hopper Stone/CBS)

CBS' "Person of Interest" will return at some point this spring and its fate beyond that remains up in the air, but "Mike & Molly" is in its final season, CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller told reporters Tuesday during the Television Critics Association's winter meetings in Pasadena.

"Mike & Molly," which stars comedian Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy -- whose movie career appears to be doing just fine -- began its sixth season last week. It airs at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

"These decisions are really challenging," Geller said, sounding like every other programmer who's ever canceled a show, and expressing respect for everyone connected with "Mike & Molly," from executive producer Chuck Lorre (producer of CBS' top-rated "The Big Bang Theory") to the cast.

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