‘Young Sheldon’ Review: CBS Prequel Far From Pint-Sized ‘Big Bang Theory’

If you are expecting a smaller but similar The Big Bang Theory in CBS‘ new series Young Sheldon, you might want to re-calibrate your expectations. Debuting with a preview September 25 following the Season 11 premiere of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady’s Emmy-winning science geek blockbuster, the prequel series created by Lorre and Steven Molaro is way more Wonder Years meets Friday Night Lights.
As I say in my video review above, that might not be the best theory in action…

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NBC Developing Doctor Comedy Starring Sugar Lyn Beard From Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

NBC has put in development a comedy from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and Sony Pictures TV, with Beard attached to star.
Co-written by Beard and Guy Endore-Kaiser (Comedy Central Roast of James Franco), the untitled half-hour centers on Dr. Olivia Boudreau (Beard), a 35-year-old hard-charging Doogie Howser-style prodigy. When she has a complete breakdown in the operating room and loses her medical license, she is forced to…

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Peter Bart: In A Polarized U.S., Hollywood Struggles To Find The Mainstream

The great Gil Cates, who produced 14 Academy Award shows, used to tell me, “I want people to express themselves on the show, but I don’t think our audience wants political noise.” If Cates were around today, he would have to brace himself. The media community is in an angry mood, as was evident at the Emmy Awards, and that anger is going to be difficult to tamp down by Oscar time. “I feel an infinite rage,” Darren Aronofsky told a group of Academy voters this week. His…

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Facebook To Share Russian Ads With Congress, Implement New Policies On Political Advertising

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said today that the company will share ads with Congress that the social media giant discovered in an internal probe this month – ads that were likely operated out of Russia and could have been used as part of a wider Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 election.
The internal probe, according to Facebook VP Policy and Communications Elliot Schrage in a blog post today, found approximately 470 accounts and Pages “identified by our dedicated security…

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Watch Andrew Bird, Tim Heidecker Debut New Songs On Live From The Great Room

Andrew Bird occasionally goes on Facebook Live to broadcast his Live From The Great Room performance series, and today he brought on Tim Heidecker as the special guest. They debuted one new song each and also did a handful of other tracks. Together, they performed Heidecker’s In Glendale track “Central Air” and the political song … More »

Adam Baldwin Cast In ‘The Kid’; Denise Richards, Joey Lawrence Join ‘Pistachio’

Vincent D’Onofrio’s directorial debut film, The Kid, has added Adam Baldwin to play Bob Orlinger in the film about infamous gunfighter Billy the Kid. He joins Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan as Billy the Kid, and newcomer Jake Schur in a Western, told through the view of a young boy who reaches out to his outlaw hero to help save his kidnapped sister. The script is by Andrew Lanham with Jordan Schur producing under his Mimran Schur Pictures/Suretone Pictures banner, alongside…

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