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‘Name That Tune’ Revival In Works At CBS

Exclusive: CBS is rebooting Name That Tune. The network has ordered a pilot for a new, updated version of the classic music game show. The new Name That Tune was developed by Ralph Rubenstein and Noah Rubenstein of Prestige Entertainment Group, which owns rights to the title. The two executive produce with veteran reality showrunner David Hurwitz (Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Fear Factor) and reality agent-turned-producer/manager John Ferriter of The…
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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ First Look Teaser: Meet Neil Patrick Harris As the Evil Count Olaf

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ First Look Teaser: Meet Neil Patrick Harris As the Evil Count Olaf
This time last year, Neil Patrick Harris’ variety show “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” was cancelled after just one season. But now, the actor and entertainer, best known for his starring roles as the title character in “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and Barney Stinson in “How I Met Your Mother,” will soon return to TV as the evil Count Olaf in Netflix’s new series “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” based on the popular and acclaimed children’s book series by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of Daniel Handler). Watch a teaser for the series below featuring a first look at Olaf.

Read More: ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Netflix Announces Release Date for New Series — Watch

A Series of Unfortunate Events” follows the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ death in a fire. The children are placed in
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The Joey Mac Project: Casting Announced for Pop Comedy Series

Get ready for The Joey Mac Project. The eight-episode comedy series is set to air on Pop Television, and the casting for the series has now been set. Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy will help Joey McIntyre bring this series to life.Pop released a statement sharing the latest casting news for this new series. Check that out below.Boy band heartthrob and all-around performer Joey McIntyre is in the spotlight again, as Pop, T Group Productions and partner CBS Television Studios have begun production in Los Angeles on the upcoming eight-episode scripted television comedy series, The Joey Mac Project. The series is executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy and Joey McIntyre, along with Tim Gibbons ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Paul Greenberg ("Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris") and Jenny Daly ("Storage Hunters").The Joey Mac Project stars Joey
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Pop Orders Joey McIntyre Scripted Comedy Series – TCA

Pop has given a series order to The Joey Mac Project, a scripted comedy series starring New Kids on the Block’ alum Joey McIntyre. The project, which had been in development at the network for over a year, has received an 8-episode order. It is executive produced by McIntyre, his NKotB bandmate Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, Tim Gibbons (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Paul Greenberg (Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris) and Jenny Daly (Storage Hunters). As part of the…
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Joey McIntyre Scores Big Acting Break – Playing Joey McIntyre

New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre is set to play an exaggerated version of himself on Pop’s “The Joey Mac Project.” The original series is inspired by the singer’s real life, as the grown-up boy band member tries to break into acting. Pop has ordered eight episodes of the half-hour comedy, which is executive produced by McIntyre along fellow “New Kid” Donnie Wahlberg. Jenny McCarthy, Tim Gibbons (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Paul Greenberg (“Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris“) and Jenny Daly (“Storage Hunters,” “Hollywood and Football”) will also exec produce. Also Read: Dana Gould Rips
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50 Cent to produce, host variety show for A&E

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50 Cent to produce, host variety show for A&E
And now, for the sentence you never figured you’d hear — 50 Cent is launching a variety show on A&E. The network announced that the rapper/actor/producer best known for songs like “P.I.M.P” and “In Da Club” is about to join the resurgence in TV variety shows with 50 Cent Presents. In a press release, A&E explained that Fiddy (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) will use the show to showcase “new talent, [give] his A-list friends a chance to show off some of their lesser known skills.” In a statement, Jackson said, “I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format.” A&E’s programming head Elaine Fronton Bryant added, “We’re setting out to redefine the traditional variety show.” There’s certainly been an increase in variety shows in recent years. NBC’s Little Big Shots is a
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Patrick Warburton Is Lemony Snicket in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Patrick Warburton Is Lemony Snicket in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'
Back in January, we reported that Netflix's new TV series Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events wanted Neil Patrick Harris to play the villainous Count Olaf. Two months later, after lengthy negotiations, the actor's deal is now finalized, with Deadline also reporting that Patrick Warburton has signed on to play Lemony Snicket. The actor will provide narration for the eight-episode series and he will also appear on camera, with Barry Sonnenfeld coming aboard to direct.

The actors join Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes, who will play Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, two of the three orphaned children this story centers on. The third sibling, Sunny Baudelaire, has not been cast at this time. The story follows these siblings as they're adopted by their evil uncle, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), while they try to unravel the mystery surrounding their parents' death. Jim Carrey played Count Olaf in the 2004 adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Dirty Dancing: Nicole Scherzinger Cast as Penny in ABC Remake

Dirty Dancing: Nicole Scherzinger Cast as Penny in ABC Remake
ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake is putting the “cat” in the Catskills.

RelatedHairspray Live Gets a Premiere Date: NBC Musical to Air in December

Former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger (Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris) has landed the role of Penny, the dancer partner of leading man Johnny, whose unexpected pregnancy and subsequent abortion provide a major source of drama in Johnny’s romance with Baby in the early ’60s-set drama. The role of Penny was originated on the big screen by Cynthia Rhodes.

Johnny and Penny, of course, are part of the working-class entertainment staff at an
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Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris: NBC Boss Talks Cancellation

Back in December, NBC cancelled its new Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris TV series, starring Harris, Nathaniel Motulsky, and Nicole Scherzinger. The first and only season included celebrity guests, skits, pranks, musical numbers, and more. The show was inspired by ITV's Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway program.

NBC Entertainment Chair, Bob Greenblatt, talked with Adweek about the cancelled show. Adweek asked if the fate of Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris had NBC rethinking its recent turn toward adding more live programming.

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Neil Patrick Harris Is Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'
When it comes to getting a new TV show off the ground, any production has its ups and downs, and sometimes they come at the same time. Mark Hudis, known for his work on HBO's hit vampire series True Blood, has just exited as Showrunner on the highly anticipated TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events. Coming to Netflix later this year, the bad news was met with good when Neil Patrick Harris was announced as the show's evil lead Count Olaf.

Count Olaf will be Neil Patrick Harris's first major TV role since leaving How I Met Your Mother in 2014, where he played bad boy Barney. His new character, originated by Jim Carrey in the 2004 big screen adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be quite the departure. At this time, no replacement has been named for Mark Hudis. Netflix is refusing to comment on either matter.
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With NBC's 'Hairspray,' the Craze for Live TV Musicals Continues

With NBC's 'Hairspray,' the Craze for Live TV Musicals Continues
As NBC readies "Hairspray" for its next musical production and Fox prepares to air "Grease: Live" on January 31, the broadcast networks' latest attempt to keep cord-cutters—or "cord-cobblers," as Showtime's David Nevins put it at the Television Critics Association's biannual press tour—from wielding their proverbial knives is gaining steam: it appears, at least for now, that the live TV musical is here to stay. Read More: "'Undateable,' 'Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,' and the Live TV Revival" If there's any real surprise, in fact, it's that the other networks haven't yet dived head-first into the form. NBC's competitors might once have considered the extraordinary ratings of "The Sound of Music Live" (2013) a fluke—18.6 million live viewers, numbers rare outside of sporting events and awards ceremonies these days—but after a bit of the stumble with "Peter Pan Live," the network's "The Wiz Live"...
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Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris: Host on NBC Cancellation, Teases Return

[caption id="attachment_41367" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/caption]Earlier this week, it was reported that Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris had been cancelled and won't be back for a second season.

The series aired this fall on Tuesday nights and typically followed episodes of The Voice, NBC's highest-rated non-scripted series. It started out well but the ratings declined in later weeks, even before the series was moved to 8pm.

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Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris: Cancelled by NBC; No Season Two

Variety reports that NBC has cancelled the Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. The live variety hour, hosted by Harris, also featured Nathaniel Motulsky and Nicole Scherzinger.

The eight-episode first season included celebrity appearances, comedy skits, stunts, games, giveaways, and hidden camera pranks. Best Time Ever... was inspired by the UK series Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, from ITV.

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Neil Patrick Harris, NBC Call It Quits With Best Time Ever, Promise to Have Even Better Times in Near Future

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Neil Patrick Harris, NBC Call It Quits With Best Time Ever, Promise to Have Even Better Times in Near Future
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris is no more, according to Variety, which reports the madcap show has been scrapped for another Nph project. The actor's live variety show had debuted in September with mixed reviews and fun clips. But after scoring modest ratings and setting precedent for a grueling production schedule, Bte was ultimately deemed too much of a hassle by its network and host. "It was an incredibly complicated and sophisticated form of television to put on a live show on a weekly basis," an NBC exec told Variety on Tuesday. "We're proud of Neil for giving it his all, and we have steely resolve to work together on something new." That something new will likely remain nebulous until early next year, by which point Harris, his Prediction Productions company, and NBC should have reportedly brainstormed a time even better than the best time.
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‘Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris’ Canceled By NBC

Updates with Harris tweet: NBC has canceled live variety show Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris after one season. The hourlong show, adapted from the British variety series Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, was hosted and executive produced by Harris and featured Nicole Scherzinger as co-host. It debuted on September 15 with big fanfare by the network and Ok ratings. Best Time Ever, which featured a mix of stunts, taped segments, pranks by Harris and celebrity…
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Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Best Time Ever’ Canceled by NBC

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Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Best Time Ever’ Canceled by NBC
NBC has canceled Neil Patrick Harris‘ live variety show “Best Time Ever,” TheWrap has learned. The series, adapted from the U.K.’s “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway” featured Harris in his first major television role following the end of CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” On “Best Time Ever,” Harris served as master of ceremonies for a show featuring a variety of stunts and celebrity cameos. The live show, designed to draw viewers away from time shifting and toward the real-time telecast, drew a 1.9 Nielsen live-plus-same day rating among adults 18-49 for it Sept. 15 premiere following the season finale.
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Ratings: Backstreet Boys Reunion Boosts NBC’s ‘Best Time Ever’

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Ratings: Backstreet Boys Reunion Boosts NBC’s ‘Best Time Ever’
Perhaps Neil Patrick Harris should just join the Backstreet Boys permanently. Wednesday’s Bsb reunion boosted NBC’s “Best Time Ever” to its best rating yet at 8 p.m.; Kelsey Grammar as guest announcer probably didn’t stifle the growth either either. Later, after a “Voice” recap show, “Chicago Fire” rose in total viewers — the third week in a row that NBC can make that claim. The CW managed to edge Fox in the key demo and in total viewers. CBS finished first on Tuesday in both categories. Also Read: Neil Patrick Harris Sings With the Backstreet Boys on 'Best
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Tuesday TV Ratings: Agents of Shield, Chicago Fire, Limitless, iZombie, The Voice

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: Marvel's Agents of Shield, Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, The Voice, Chicago Fire, Grandfathered, The Grinder, Scream Queens, The Flash, iZombie, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, and Limitless. Specials: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Toy Story of Terror Reruns: Shark Tank

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Video: Can Jesse Tyler Ferguson Handle This Prankee Who Outfoxes Him on Best Time Ever?

Video: Can Jesse Tyler Ferguson Handle This Prankee Who Outfoxes Him on Best Time Ever?
Jokester Neil Patrick Harris may have met his match.

In an exclusive First Look at Tuesday's upcoming episode of Best Time Ever, Harris enlists the help of Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson to prank an unsuspecting contractor – but (twist!) the prankee is all too willing to play along.

In the "Voices in Your Head" segment (Britney Spears and Joe Jonas have already gotten in on the action!), Ferguson poses as a homeowner looking to renovate his house while Harris and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Jane Krakowski feed him off-the-wall phrases to say to the contractor.

In one exchange, Harris instructs,
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TVLine Items: Once Casts Hook's Dad, A.J. Cook's Criminal Return and More

TVLine Items: Once Casts Hook's Dad, A.J. Cook's Criminal Return and More
The man behind Hook’s daddy issues on Once Upon a Time has finally been revealed.

Adam Croasdell, best known for his role on the U.K.’s EastEnders, will play the swashbuckler’s father on an upcoming episode of ABC’s fantasy drama, EW.com reports.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Bosses on Emma’s Next Move, Belle’s Mission and More

A tight lid is being kept on character details, but executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis revealed at New York Comic-Con that Papa Hook will appear prior to Once‘s winter break in an episode focusing on
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