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Liam Neeson’s Update On Seth MacFarlane’s The Naked Gun Reboot Has Us Very Excited

Liam Neeson might be closer to shifting into a comedy career after all.
Tags: Religion, Liam Neeson, Seth Macfarlane

Girls5eva Renewed For a Second Season at Peacock

Peacock has officially renewed Meredith Scardino and Tina Fey’s musical comedy series Girls5eva for a second season. The renewal comes after more than two months since the series debuted its first 8-episode first season in May, which achieved a Certified Fresh status on Rotten Tomatoes. It also currently holds a 100% Top Critic rating. “We are so excited to continue Girls5eva alongside this incredibly talented group of cast and producers,” President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television an...
Tags: Comedy, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Tina Fey, Seth Macfarlane, Paula Pell, Daniel, Kimmy Schmidt, Sara Bareilles, Mrs Davis, Peacock, Vanessa Williams, Jonathan Hadary, ComingSoon

‘Ted’ TV Series Coming to Peacock for More R-Rated Teddy Bear Action

Ted, the movie where Mark Wahlberg hangs out with a teddy bear who sounds a lot like Peter Griffin, is becoming a TV series over at Peacock. Seth MacFarlane, who directed, co-wrote, and voice acted in Ted and Ted 2, is on board to executive produce the series through his Fuzzy Door company. It’s the second TV series Peacock has landed from McFarlane’s Fuzzy Door – earlier this year they ordered The End is Nye, a Fuzzy Door show hosted by Bill Nye. I didn’t know this until now, but Ted is app...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Ted, Mark Wahlberg, Nye, Seth-MacFarlane, Bill Nye, Peacock, McFarlane, Peter Griffin, Film to TV, Erica Huggins, Seth McFarlane, MRC Television, Universal Studio Group

Peacock Orders Ted TV Series, Seth MacFarlane in Negotiations to Voice

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear is coming back as Peacock has ordered a television series based on Ted from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and MRC Television. MacFarlane is not yet confirmed to voice the character in the upcoming show, but is said to be “in negotiations” at this point. He will executive produce the program along with Erica Huggins for Fuzzy Door. RELATED: Gordon Green, McBride & MacFarlane Team for Smokey and the Bandit Series The live-a...
Tags: TV, Movies, Boston, Ted, Mark Wahlberg, TV News, Streaming, Nye, Seth Macfarlane, Voice, Bill Nye, Peacock, Smokey, John Bennett, Macfarlane, Wahlberg

‘Ted’ Series Adaptation Set at Peacock From Seth MacFarlane

A live-action series adaptation of the “Ted” movies has been ordered straight-to-series at Peacock, Variety has learned. Seth MacFarlane is currently in negotiations to reprise the voice role of Ted, a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear brought to life by the magic of a little boy’s wish. MacFarlane will also write executive produce the series, with Erica […]
Tags: News, Ted, Seth Macfarlane, Erica, Peacock, Macfarlane, Peacock Variety

Fox Animated ‘Flintstones’ Spin-Off ‘Bedrock’ Will Star Elizabeth Banks

The world wants, no, demands more Flintstones content, and Elizabeth Banks is going to make it happen. Banks will executive produce and star in Bedrock, an animated Flintstones spin-off series that follows an adult Pebbles Flintstone, voiced by Banks. The project was actually first announced back in 2019 and now it’s ended up at Fox. This isn’t Fox’s first attempt to revive The Flintstones, either – they once ordered a Flintstones reboot from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, but ended up pas...
Tags: Television, Movies, Banks, Fox, Animation, Elizabeth-Banks, Seth Macfarlane, Fred, Springfield, Lindsay, Flintstone, Ocean Avenue, Max Handelman, Macfarlane, Bamm Bamm, Bedrock

TV Bits: ‘Luther’ Movie, Bill Nye Series on Peacock, ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7, Samara Weaving-Led Playboy Bunny Series, & More

In this edition of TV Bits: Idris Elba confirms a Luther movie will start shooting this year. Samara Weaving to star as a Playboy Bunny in Sony Picture TV’s Down the Rabbit Hole. Bill Nye to host The End is Nye on Peacock. Writing on Rick and Morty season 7 has begun. And more. It’s been 10 years since the hit BBC crime drama Luther debuted, with star Idris Elba returning to the part of the emotionally impulsive detective every few years for a new season, most recently donning the coat fo...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Jessica Chastain, Television, Movies, The Walking Dead, Amc, Disney, US, Bbc, Tom Hanks, Showtime, Playboy, Jon Stewart, Idris Elba, Nye

Bill Nye to Host Peacock Science Series, Brannon Braga and Seth MacFarlane to Produce (EXCLUSIVE)

Peacock has ordered a new series hosted by world-famous science educator Bill Nye, Variety has learned exclusively. Each episode of the show, titled “The End is Nye,” dives into the myths and realities of both natural and unnatural threats, from viruses to volcanoes, asteroids to authoritarianism, and climate change to chemical warfare. The show offers a […]
Tags: News, Nye, Seth Macfarlane, Bill Nye, Peacock, Brannon Braga, Bill Nye Variety

Watch Seth MacFarlane’s Live Valentine’s Day Concert Here!

Tonight Seth MacFarlane and Variety partner to bring you an evening of songs for charity. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Pacific, 10:00 p.m. Eastern MacFarlane, accompanied by his jazz band will perform a special live show. In the midst of the winter leg of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert offers viewers a way to connect through […]
Tags: News, Seth Macfarlane, Macfarlane, Seth MacFarlane: An Evening of Songs

Seth MacFarlane and Variety Partner For A Virtual Valentine’s Day Concert

The Motion Picture & Television Fund and BrightFocus Foundation announced a special Valentine’s virtual concert featuring acclaimed multi-hyphenate and Grammy-nominated vocalist Seth MacFarlane in support of the two nonprofits working together on research and care around Alzheimer’s disease. This a collaboration rooted in science and compassion. Valentine’s Concert with Seth MacFarlane: An Evening of Songs […]
Tags: News, Seth Macfarlane, Valentine, Motion Picture Television Fund, Seth MacFarlane: An Evening of Songs, BrightFocus Foundation

Seth MacFarlane to Produce Adaptation of Elan Mastai Novel ‘All Our Wrong Todays’ at Peacock

Elan Mastai is developing a series adaptation of his novel “All Our Wrong Todays” at Peacock with Seth MacFarlane onboard as an executive producer. The project is described as a mind bending time travel love story that explores alternate versions of ourselves in dramatically surprising and often unexpected ways. Mastai will adapt the novel for the […]
Tags: News, Seth Macfarlane, Peacock, Elan Mastai, Mastai

Seth MacFarlane Wants to Remake ‘The Naked Gun’ with Liam Neeson in the Lead Role

Liam Neeson might soon be stepping down from his perch atop Action Dad Mountain, but what might the next phase of his career look like? Could we be entering the era of Liam Neeson: Comedy Star? In a recent interview, Neeson revealed that Seth MacFarlane, the man behind Family Guy and the Ted films, has approached him to star in remake of the 1988 comedy The Naked Gun. But is the star of Taken and The Commuter the right fit for a movie like that? “I’ve been approached by Seth MacFarlane and Pa...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Paramount Studios, Ricky Gervais, Liam-Neeson, Nielsen, Seth-MacFarlane, Remakes, Schindler, Neeson, Macfarlane, Leslie Nielsen, Frank Drebin, The Naked Gun

Seth MacFarlane May Have Convinced Liam Neeson To Reboot A Comedy Classic

This could demand a particular set of skills; skills that Liam Neeson has acquired over a very long career.
Tags: Religion, Liam Neeson, Seth Macfarlane

‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Reboot Coming From the Lucas Brothers and Seth MacFarlane

Revenge of the Nerds, an ’80s comedy that really hasn’t aged so well, is getting a reboot. The reboot comes from Keith and Kenny Lucas, who will write and star in the film, and Seth MacFarlane, who will produce. Rather than stick to the formula of the original movie, this Revenge of the Nerds reboot will be a “contemporary reimagining” that “will pontificate about today’s nerd culture and what even constitutes a geek in the 21st century.” The original Revenge of the Nerds was a hit in 1984, ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Phil Lord, Seth-MacFarlane, 20th Century Fox, Revenge Of The Nerds, Remakes, Keith, Judas, Christopher Miller, Lucas Brothers, Alex Rubens, Anthony Edwards, Robert Carradine, Kenny Lucas, Jeff Kanew

Revenge of the Nerds Reboot in Development From Seth MacFarlane & Lucas Brothers

Revenge of the Nerds Reboot in Development From Seth MacFarlane & Lucas Brothers Variety brings word that a new Revenge of the Nerds reboot is in development with Oscar nominee Seth MacFarlane (Ted) producing and starring and co-written by the Lucas Brothers (22 Jump Street, Judas and the Black Messiah, untitled Lord Miller project), Kenny and Keith. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefre...
Tags: Movies, Emmy, Seth Macfarlane, Revenge Of The Nerds, Miller, Keith, Morty, Kenny, Judas, Lucas Brothers, Bernie Casey, Movie News, Erica Huggins, 20th Century Studios, Noam Galai WireImage, Disney Updates Release Schedule for Black Panther

Seth MacFarlane to Reboot ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ With the Lucas Brothers (EXCLUSIVE)

Seth MacFarlane is reviving the age old rivalry between jocks and nerds. The comedic actor is developing a reboot of the seminal ’80s comedy “Revenge of the Nerds” at 20th Century Studios. Keith and Kenny Lucas, identical twin brothers best known for their scene-stealing roles in “22 Jump Street,” are set to write and star […]
Tags: News, Seth Macfarlane, Revenge Of The Nerds, Keith, Lucas Brothers, Kenny Lucas

United States: Pryor Cashman Represents Writer, Director And Co-Producer Of New ‘Smokey And The Bandit' Series - Pryor Cashman LLP

Pryor Cashman client David Gordon Green secured a deal with UCP, a Universal Studio Group division, and Seth MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door to turn the classic 1977 action comedy...
Tags: News, United States, Seth Macfarlane, David Gordon Green, Pryor Cashman, UCP a Universal Studio Group

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ TV Series Coming from David Gordon Green and Seth MacFarlane

Star Wars was the highest grossing film in the United States in 1977, but do you know what movie sits in the #2 spot? It’s the high speed action comedy Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed and a slew of impressive car chases and crashes. Now, 43 years after the movie kicked off a franchise, there’s a Smokey and the Bandit TV series in the works from Universal Content Productions, and it’ll be produced by some heavy-hitting comedic talent. The H...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Atlanta, David, United States, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pratt, Seth-MacFarlane, Burt Reynolds, Pineapple Express, South, Bandit, Smokey, Jackie Gleason

Gordon Green, McBride & MacFarlane Team for Smokey and the Bandit Series

Gordon Green, McBride & MacFarlane team for Smokey and the Bandit series While already busy at work developing Clive Barker’s Hellraiser for the small screen, David Gordon Green has found another iconic film franchise to bring to television in the form of the road action comedy Smokey and the Bandit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Norman Lear, NBC & Reba Team for Fried Green Tomatoes Series PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Texas, Movies, Green, David, TV News, Seth Macfarlane, Burt Reynolds, South, Clive Barker, Smokey, Huggins, David Gordon Green, Macfarlane, Sally Field

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Series in the Works at UCP

The classic 1977 action comedy “Smokey and the Bandit” is getting the TV treatment. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door are teaming to develop a series based on the Burt Reynolds movie. The series is being written by “Pineapple Express” director David Gordon Green and regular collaborator Brian Sides. […]
Tags: News, Seth Macfarlane, Burt Reynolds, Pineapple Express, Smokey, David Gordon Green, UCP, Smokey and the Bandit, Universal Studio Group, Brian Sides

Over 100 actors, producers, and writers reportedly demand NBC change the time of Trump's town hall so it doesn't conflict with Biden's town hall

Trump tweeted 161 times on a Monday when his final season of The Celebrity Apprentice was coming out. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP NBC producers, actors, and actors have penned a letter asking the network to change the time of Trump's town hall, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Both Biden and Trump will host a town hall at 8 p.m. EST Thursday, but on different networks.  NBC asked ABC to move the time of the Biden town hall, but ABC declined, according to the report. Vis...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Nbc, Abc, Trends, Joe Biden, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Biden, Ben Stiller, Donald Trump, Abc News, Seth Macfarlane, Ryan Murphy, Wall Street Journal

Abby Govindan On The Complex Relationship Between Immigration, Diaspora, And Comedy

Courtesy of Abby Govindan Basically, you can’t please everybody. Abby Govindan is a 23-year-old comedian, writer, and social media personality from Houston, Texas. She spoke with Funny Or Die over Zoom to discuss her journey in comedy so far, the importance of telling diverse stories, and what it’s like navigating Twitter, comedy, and creative spaces as an Indian-American woman. This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. For those who don’t know you yet, I...
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‘Family Guy’ Finds a New Voice for Cleveland Brown, But You Won’t Hear Him This Season

Around the same time the producers of The Simpsons decided that they wouldn’t cast white voice actors to play any characters of color on the animated series, Family Guy followed suit when Mike Henry announced that he would step down from voicing Cleveland Brown, a staple recurring who also got his own spin-off series for a few seasons. Now, after The Simpsons found a new actor to voice Homer’s friend Carl, Family Guy has done the same by announcing a new voice for Cleveland Brown. Voice actor A...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Fox, Simpsons, Animation, Cleveland, Seth Macfarlane, Family Guy, Henry, Mike, Mike Henry, Arif, Cleveland Brown, Zahir

Arif Zahir Replaces Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy

Arif Zahir Replaces Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on Family Guy According to Deadline, YouTube star Arif Zahir will be replacing Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on Fox’s animated series Family Guy after Henry announced in June that he would be stepping down from the role. Henry, who is white, has voiced the character since the show premiered in 1999, but chose to step away from the role saying, “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color.” ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Fox, TV News, Bob, Cleveland, Seth Macfarlane, Family Guy, Henry, YouTube Channel, Mike, Bruce, Herbert, Mike Henry, Arif, ComingSoon

‘Family Guy’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Sticking Around For At Least Two More Seasons

Fox isn’t ready to say goodbye to Family Guy or Bob’s Burgers anytime soon. The network just gave two-season orders to both animated shows, setting up Family Guy for seasons 19 and 20 and Bob’s Burgers for seasons 12 and 13. They join Fox’s never-ending animated champion The Simpsons, which was previously picked up for seasons 31 and 32. I stopped watching Family Guy many, many years ago, and while I still think Bob’s Burgers is funny, I’ll confess I just kind of forgot to keep up with the s...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fox, Animation, Bob, Burgers, Seth Macfarlane, Family Guy, Bob s Burgers, Dan Harmon, Harts, Loren Bouchard, Michael Thorn, 20th Television, Duncanville, Seth Loren

The Morning Watch: Stuntmen React to Driving Stunts in ‘Fast Five’, ‘WandaVision’ Trailer Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a new edition of Stuntmen React from Corridor Crew focuses specifically on stunt driving sequences from movies like Fast Five, The French Connection, Ronin, and more. Plus, get a load of even more Easter egg...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy-Fallon, The Tonight Show, Seth-MacFarlane, Macfarlane, Hanna Barbera, David Patterson, The French Connection, Video Of The Day, Ronin, The Fast And The Furious, Fast Five, The Morning Watch, Corridor Crew, WandaVision, Family Guy First up Corridor Crew