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"Girls" will be back one of these days, but not soon enough to explain the baffling teaser released Friday morning. Take a look and be baffled/teased.
A few things deduced from this: It was shot May 1, Lena Dunham needs to take bike riding lessons, and bike helmets are a very good idea.
NBC has its Peter Pan and her name is Marnie -- or that's who you probably know her as. Allison Williams is the one.
Just announced, and here are the canned quotes: Check out Williams' first ... amusing:
“I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” Williams said. "It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides,” added Williams, "what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"
“We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show ‘Girls’ -- where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent -- and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”
"Allison Williams is a major find," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "She will reinvent the iconic role of Peter Pan with her wit, her warmth, her dynamic flying and her wonderful musical abilities. The score will be sung beautifully and introduced to a whole new generation of families."
The show arrives early December. Do you have to be told that Allison is the daughter of Brian -- but the obviously much more talented of the two?
Welcome to TV Zone, AKA Where-the-Lindsay-Lohan-Watch-Never-Stops: To that end, she'll be on "Late Show with David Letterman" next Wednesday, April 9. She's also on the following Monday's "Two Broke Girls," where she plays "Claire," or as CBS notes:
As Max and Caroline get to know her, it quickly becomes clear that Claire has trouble making decisions.
(Just to re-iterate, as to avoid confusion, Claire/Linds has "trouble making decisions," not "trouble-making decisions...")
As "Girls" fans know, the third season of "Gilrs" ended last night, and most "Girls" fans probably don't want or need one of those "Girls" recaps that recaps everything they saw on said "Girls'" finale.
You know the kind of recap: Hannah got into the MFA program at the Writer's Workshop in Iowa, and she now has thoughts of becoming "bicoastal;" or that Marnie has invaded the emotional...Read more »
CBS, as per recent early spring custom, has picked up most of its schedule for next fall. But conspicuously off the renewal list: "The Crazy Ones" and "The Mentalist.' No word on either, but that may mean nothing -- just that renewals will come later, or CBS is waiting to see how they run out the rest of the season before making a decision. Neither has been a particularly stellar performer this season, so who knows. "The Big Bang Theory" got a three-year pickup yesterday.
In total eighteen series will be back next season, and you can go ahead and name them, but I'll save you the trouble. From the press release:
The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS’s weekly prime-time schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television’s No.-1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the No.-2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE. The renewed comedies are 2 BROKE GIRLS, THE MILLERS, which is the No.-1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit TWO AND A HALF MEN. In alternative programming, the Network announced pick-ups for its Emmy Award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.