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TVRage Bulletin: Ashley Williams Joins New Comedy, ‘Young & the Restless’ Star Fired and More!

 

TVRage Bulletin: Ashley Williams Joins New Comedy, ‘Young & the Restless’ Star Fired and More!

 

In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting today, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:

-Ashley Williams (‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘Good Morning Miami’) has recently been cast as the female lead in CBS’ Jim Gaffigan comedy based on his life, Deadline exclusively reports. Williams will play Gaffigan’s wife, Jeannie, “a super-wife and super-mom, possessing a seemingly unlimited storehouse of energy, encouragement, patience and good humor.”

-Robert Redford is coming to the Discovery Channel. Well, a new series by the legend called ‘The West’ is, which is said to “focus on the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War until after the turn of the 20th Century.”

-’The Young and the Restless’ star Michael Muhney will be leaving the hit daytime soap opera after about six years, TVLine confirms. The actor, who played Adam Newman, tweeted about his departure earlier today saying, “It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on the set is this Thursday.”

-NBC’s ‘About a Boy’ casts Annie Mumolo in a major recurring role, while ‘NCIS’ and ‘Law & Order: SVU’s Diane Neal has snagged the recurring role of an extremely intelligent and powerful woman working for Vogue in the new Starz drama ‘Power.’

-Deadline reports ABC’s pilot ‘Galavant’ has cast ‘Rogue’s Joshua Sasse in its leading role. Karen David (‘Waterloo Road’), Mallory Jansen and Luke Youngblood (‘Community’) also join the comedy.

-Lastly, Lifetime has announced it will be turning the book ‘Top of the Morning’ into a two-hour TV movie. The book discusses the rough and tough world of morning TV, like the increase success of ‘Good Morning America’ and the downfall of ‘Today,’ especially after Ann Curry’s exit.


Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 17th, 2013, 10:57 pm
FireJames, I already pick and choose. No Cablevision, just internet. Luckily there are very many foreign shows worth the effort of tracking down. Same is true of film. Quality not quantity is what matters.
FireJames

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Message Posted On Dec 17th, 2013, 12:52 pm

Please do...

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 17th, 2013, 12:26 pm
All sounds like crap. What a depressing future for tv. I may be forced to go Luddite and toss out the damn thing if this trend toward increasingly horrible programming continues.
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