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Pilot Scoop: ABCs ‘Uncle Buck’, 7 New Comedies, NBCs ‘Problem Child’ & More

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ABC is reviving Uncle Buck. The network ordered the pilot to the small-screen adaptation of the 1989 John Candy film. Uncle Buck is described as a family comedy about a childish man who has to learn how to be an adult by taking care of his brothers kids.

Also ordered, Family Fortune, starring Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster as a popular gym teacher who comes out of the closet to her small circle of family and friends, while her divorced parents “come out” that their sleeping together again. Tine Fey will executive produce the comedy.

Before Superbowl Sunday, ABC ordered a total of seven comedy pilots. Here they are:

  • An untitled Johnny Knoxville pilot starring the man himself as he talks about life growing up in Knoxville, Tenn. and how it shaped him to be the prankster he is today.
  • Delores and Jermaine is based on comedian Jermaine Fowler’s real life experiences. It focuses on on millennial Jermaine, who like all of us is part lazy, part inventive. He moves in with his strict and football obsessed granny, who’s also a former cop. 
  • Untitled NBA project surrounds a non-English speaking rookie player and his non-basketball speaking translator trying to navigate life in the NBA.
  • The 46 Percenters dedicates time to saving three couple’s marriages, instead of allowing them to divorce like 54% of American couples.
  • The King of 7B finds a man who hasn’t left his apartment in 20 years, leaving for the first time after he sees who he believes to be his soulmate across the street for the first time.
  • Untitled Judah Mill Project surround a broadway star and her smart husband who are thrown into the world of youth sports with their athletic son.
  • In The Brainy Bunch, a man returns from the military and becomes a stay at home dad only to realize he and his wife Mona Lisa, raised their kids to be too smart and too socially awkward.

As for dramas, four more have been picked up by ABC.

  • College conspiracy drama, Kingmakers, surrounds a man who finds his sister dead during her freshman year at an Ivy League school and adopts a new identity, to go undercover and investigate the schools century-old secret society of privileged students, faculty and high profile alums.
  • The Advocate follows a perfectionist businesswoman who experiences the horrors of the healthcare system when suffering a medical misdiagnosis. She ups and leaves her career behind to help those caught in the maze of modern medicine.
  • Boom is a modern day story about the biggest oil discovery in America, which triggers and economic boom in North Dakota. It follows a young couple as they brave the modern “wild west”.
  • The Adversaries follows a New York lawyer forcing his federal prosecutor daughter to choose a side in his trial. 

Our Opinion: Personally, none of the comedies look interesting to me. From dramas, I’m definitely intrigued by The Kingmakers…. as a second choice, possible The Adversaries. 

NBC

NBC has ordered a pilot based on the 1990 film Problem Child. The original John Ritter film depicted a life between a loving couple and their evil son.

Also getting a pilot pickup--Cuckoo, an adaptation of the UK series which saw Andy Samberg in season 1 and Taylor Lautner is season 2. The pilot is straight to development after receiving it’s commitment back in 2013. 

It surrounds a daughter coming back from a study abroad program married to a man named Cuckoo, which doesn’t sit well with her father. 

FOX

Fox has given a pilot order to Kevin Connolly’s Fantasy Life. It’s based on Matthew Berry’s book about a hard working man who gets his dream job hosting a fantasy football show. But 

Also ordered: comedy pilot Detour, inspired by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo’s real life decision of quitting the band and enrolling in college at the age of 30. 

CBS gave two drama pilot orders.

After making a production commitment, CBS continued with Sneaky Pete, a series about a middle aged con man who leaves prison, assumes his cellmates identity and hides from debtors by toiling his new family’s bail bond business. 

Also ordered, For Justice, loosely based on novelist James Patterson’s The Thomas Berryman Number. It follows an FBI agent torn between his real family and professional family. 

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Younger Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!

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Liza takes on New York City after modeling for Infinitely 21 on 'Younger.'

Younger had some great moments and some less than great moments on Younger Season 6.

On a broad level, the storylines weren’t as fleshed out as they should have been, plenty of story arcs got condensed for the sake of time, the characters weren’t as empowered, and the love triangle got pushed so heavily, both Team Josh and Team Charles teams were over it by the finale episode.

But the magic that made Younger the fresh, inspiring, and addictive show is still there hidden under all of that.

We’re looking back at the best, worst and funniest moments of Season 6.

Most Frustrating Thing About the Season

The love triangle.

We all dug the Charles vs. Josh conundrum in the show’s early days, but we can all agree that Liza’s indecisiveness is tiring.

The best thing that can happen come Season 7 is for Liza to make a choice and stick to it.

 

Funniest Moment

There’s never a shortage of funny moments on Younger.

Ironically, two of the funniest moments involved vaginas: Maggie sticking garlic up hers to get rid of a yeast infection delivered plenty of laughs on Younger Season 6 Episode 4 as did Lauren getting her private parts stuck to an ice sculpture on Younger Season 6 Episode 12.

But my personal favorite was Liza’s micro-dosing experience.

On Younger Season 6 Episode 6, Liza hallucinated Charles and Josh morphing into one person — it would make things easier for her — and then ballroom danced with both men when in reality, she was dancing with a plant

 

Read the full post at TV Fanatic!

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Fall TV Preview: Riverdale Season 4 Trailer Reveals Jughead is Missing

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The Riverdale Season 4 Trailer is Here & Jughead is Missing

The Riverdale trailer for season 4 is equal parts sexy and mysterious (what the hell happened to Jughead?!)

The series creators promised the season would be more high-school oriented giving it a “season 1” vibe following a dark, twisted, and oftentimes, ridiculous (we still loved it) G&G/ The Farm storyline on season 3.

And while they’re making good on that promise — we see Cheryl and the like prancing around the halls of Riverdale High — the show still capitalizes on the darker undertones and secrets.

This is a town that thrives on murder, and that’s never going to change.

The teens grapple with a pretty daunting realization — they’re going to have to part ways after senior year.

“Isn’t it crazy? In just nine-months, life as we know it will be over,” Veronica (Camila Mendes) muses without realizing the statement is more ominous than she intended.

The trailer reveals that one favorite may not make it through their senior year alive as the whole town embarks on a search mission through the volatile woods of Riverdale.

Who are they looking for? Our very own Jughead Jones.

Fans expected a rocky season for Jug following the cliffhanger of season 3, which saw him missing as Betty, Veronica and Archie cleaned up the blood from their clothes, but this has us officially worried.

Later in the trailer, we hear Jughead’s screams as he begs for “help” and tries to break out of what sounds like a car trunk.

What happened to Jughead? And is his disappearance linked to whatever happened in the final episode?

Other major moments in the trailer include Betty getting clobbered over the head from behind by an unknown figure (she’s after the Farm so it could be Evelyn Evernever), crime scene photos that make Betty gasp “oh my god,” a scantily dressed Veronica performing some pussycat dolls-esque routine on stage as she assures that she’s “no stranger to scandal,” and a bunch of smokin’ sex scenes with our three favorite ships: Choni, Bughead, and Varchie.

Yep, sounds like senior year!

Not spotted in the video: Alice Cooper, who we found out is infiltrating The Farm, anyone from The Farm (Chad Michael Murray, where ya at?), Kevin, also with the damn Farm, and Betty’s real brother, Chic, who was introduced in the finale as an FBI agent working with Alice to take down The Farm.

Riverdale premies October 9th on The CW!

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Riverdale’s Camila Mendes Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted

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Camila Mendes is a survivor.

The Riverdale star graced the October issue of Women’s Health where she came forward as a survivor of sexual assault.

Mendes revealed that she was slipped a date rape drug known as a “roofie” while she was a freshman at New York’s University Tisch School of the Arts.

Mendes became visibly emotional while recalling the attack, but she didn’t disclose any details about her attacker or what happened.

This isn’t the first Riverdale star to speak up about sexual assault and harassment.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Mendes’ co-star, Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper on the hit series) took to Tumblr to reveal that a “significantly older” male co-worker tried to force himself on her while they were on a date.

She was a teenager at the time.

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During the interview, Mendes also dished about how moving frequently before the age of 18 was a traumatic experience for her growing up.

She said she moves almost 12 times due to her parents’ divorce and her dad’s career.

“You’re constantly saying goodbye to people, and you’re constantly being removed from your identity. When you start to feel like you’re connecting with a group of people, an environment, and a home — a physical home— it can be destabilizing when you’re uprooted and taken somewhere else,” she said.

Nowadays, Mendes loves to follow a routine that includes staying at the same hotels when she travels, visiting familiar cafes and yoga studios.

She also opened up about living with an eating disorder.

Read the full interview here! 

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