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Bryan Singer-Directed 'Mockingbird Lane' Pilot To Air In Time For Halloween, Plus First Pics From The Show

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 12, 2012 5:44 PM
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Is this good news or bad news for the Bryan Singer reboot of “The Munsters”? His pilot for “Mockingbird Lane” is coming to NBC earlier than expected – the hour-long show will air as a Halloween special on Friday, October 26th at 8 p.m. before “Grimm.” For those keeping track, that’s the slot that was recently vacated by “Community” and “Whitney.”

Watch: 2 Clips & Poster From That Other Hitchcock Movie 'The Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 2:50 PM
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Even though we had our issues with it, if you're at home on the night of Saturday, October 20th, tune in to HBO at 9 p.m. for "The Girl," if only to show Toby Jones some love. Once again the excellent actor -- who saw his portrayal of Truman Capote in "Infamous" outshined by Philip Seymour Hoffman's turn in "Capote" -- is getting usurped. This time it's by Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming "Hitchcock," but from what we can see of Jones, he acquits himself well as Alfred Hitchcock.

Jerry's Wife On 'Parks And Recreation' Is Christie Brinkley, Ian McShane Joins 'American Horror Story: Asylum'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 11, 2012 12:26 PM
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As you may know by now, there’s there are some pretty big fans of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” here at The Playlist, so please ignore us while we excitedly exclaim, “DAYUM Jerry, your WIFE is Christie Brinkley?” That’s Pawnee’s favorite person to pick on, Jerry Gergich (Jim O’Heir), and he has scored himself a pretty nice beau in the former model and Clark Griswold heartthrob Brinkley. EW reports that Jerry’s never-before-seen spouse Gayle, whom he’d apparently kill for a Klondike Bar, will finally be making an appearance – we suppose that explains Jerry’s beautiful daughter Millicent. The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model is certainly an odd pairing for Jerry, but then again, we did find out he was, um, packing below the waist a little while back, so we’ll wait and see. JERRY’S FAULT!

Miley Cyrus Won't Be In That Lifetime 'Bonnie & Clyde' Movie After All, But Bruce Beresford Will Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 10:24 AM
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It's a good news/bad news sort of thing with Lifetime's brewing remake/retelling/whatever of "Bonnie & Clyde." So let's just get it into it...

Watch: First Real Trailer For 'American Horror Story: Asylum' Debuts, Promises Loads Of Crazy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 10, 2012 10:42 AM
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For weeks, FX has been hinting at the second season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's insanely popular (and just plain insane) "American Horror Story" with a series of bizarre and elliptical teasers. Well, the series returns next week (!) and they have finally started releasing teasers that actually give us a taste of what this new season, subtitled "Asylum" and set largely in a mental institution in the early sixties, is all about. Anyone worried that the series ran out of outrageousness in season one will be soothed by the amount of crazy in this teaser.

'Louie' Season 4 Won't Air Until May 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 9:40 AM
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There is probably no comedy on television right now more loved or more daring than "Louie." The brainchild of Louis C.K., the show has, over the course of three seasons, been defined by many as a groundbreaking, somewhat visionary program that has redefined the rules of what a comedy should be. Both grounded and surreal, the show has been a critical darling, gained a fervent following, and recently earned its first Emmy for Outstanding Writer. And while the buzz couldn't be louder, it looks like Louis C.K. needs a bit of a break.

New 'Toy Story Of Terror' Halloween Special Coming To TV in 2013

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 9, 2012 6:26 PM
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While technically speaking, Lee Unkrich's soulful "Toy Story 3" was the last entry in the hugely successful franchise, Disney and Pixar have kept the brand alive and well. There's the popular Toy Story Midway Mania ride operating on either coasts at both Disney California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studio and the series of "Toy Story Toons" short films that have appeared in front of "The Muppets," "Cars 2" and the 3D re-release of "Finding Nemo" (each of them beautiful and emotionally complex trifles). Taking the 'Toons' one step further will be a brand new holiday special, timed for Halloween next year, called "Toy Story of Terror," which will air on Disney-owned networks in time for the witching season.

Judd Apatow & Paul Feig Shoot Down The Prospect Of A 'Freaks & Geeks' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 3:54 PM
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Holy shit, the '90s right? And while the decade that gave us grunge, gangsta rap, wallet chains, Quentin Tarantino knockoffs, Guy Ritchie knockoffs, Pogs and all kinds of other stuff, is experiencing a bit of a nostalgia wave, thanks to every indie band who released an album between 1990 and 1999 reuniting, one group that won't be getting back together is the "Freaks & Geeks" crew. Though the resurrection of "Arrested Development" has given hope to every canceled show out there, creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig have revealed they aren't likely to go down that path.

Brie Larson Lands Guest Spot On 'Community' As Season 4 Start Gets Delayed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 12:11 PM
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It hasn't been an easy ride for the critically loved, but mainstream-ignored "Community." After NBC put season three on a hiatus midstream, many wondered if the show would even return. And while it has (losing creator Dan Harmon, bitterly, in the process), it has come in the form of a shortened, thirteen episode season four, which seems to indicate it's the last gasp for the program. And the woes for the show may not be over, as the network are still trying to figure out what do with it.

'Bad Teacher' TV Series Heads To CBS

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 8, 2012 4:59 PM
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It may not have grossed quite as much as “Bridesmaids,” but “Bad Teacher” was one of the films to ride on the wave of success of recent R-rated comedies despite being little more than mediocre (see also “Horrible Bosses”) and still earn over $200m at the global box office. Those numbers aren’t to be sniffed at, and as well as boosting the careers of many of those involved with the film there have been efforts to exploit the film itself further.

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