New comedy from Scrubs and Cougar Town creator

Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence has seen a pilot ordered by Fox for his new comedy project, Like Father. 

Fairytale pilot picked up

A new pilot based on the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast has been picked up by the ABC network in the US. The project is described as a “fantastical reimagining” of the story.

True Blood actor joins The Walking Dead

True Blood actor Michael Raymond James has joined the cast of The Walking Dead in a unspecified role.

Sheen excited about new sitcom

Charlie Sheen has continued to take pot shots at Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre by saying of his own new sitcom: “I’m excited to be in a work environment that’s a playground for the imagination and not a f**king… quagmire of oppression.”

Scrubs reunion on Cougar Town

Former Scrubs actors Zach Braff and Roberto Maschio have both landed guest roles on Cougar Town. The pair will make cameos in the show’s third season alongside other Scrubs stars Sarah Chalke, Sam Lloyd and Ken Jenkins.

Dexter actress joins The Good Wife

Dexter actress Jennifer Carpenter has signed on to appear on The Good Wife. Carpenter is best known for her role as Deb Morgan in Dexter.

Satchwell joins Packed to the Rafters

Former Neighbours and Water Rats actress Brooke Satchwell will guest star on Packed to the Rafters. The actress has spent the last few weeks filming her role on the drama series.

Beavis and Butt-head return praised

The return of Beavis and Butt-head to MTV has proved popular with both viewers and critics. The first new episode of the cartoon has premiered in the US and was packed with commentary on the new wave of pop culture icons, such as Twilight and Jersey Shore.

Scrubs actress signs up for Cougar Town

Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke has landed a recurring role on Cougar Town. Chalke, who featured in Scrubs as Elliot, will play a love interest for Bobby (Brian Van Holt).

Paltrow and Timberlake win Emmys

Gwyneth Paltrow and Justin Timberlake were among the winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony over the weekend. Paltrow took out the ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series’ awards while Timberlake received the ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series’ award. The Primetime Emmy Awards air later in September.

Survivor host wins fourth Emmy

Survivor host Jeff Probst has won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Host for Reality Program’ for the fourth time in as many years.

de Rossi to feature in new comedy series

Portia de Rossi will star in the new comedy project from wife Ellen DeGeneres. The former Arrested Development actress will feature in the yet-to-be-titled project, which is based around two warring sisters.

Sheen’s roast filmed over the weekend 

The Comedy Roast of Charlie Sheen was filmed over the weekend and as promised the roasters held nothing back in their mocking of Sheen. One of the best jokes of the night was: “You’re just like Bruce Willis — you were big in the 80s and now your old slot is being filled by Ashton Kutcher.”

The Big C renewed

The Big C has been renewed for a third season by Showtime in the US. The comedy-drama will return with ten new episodes midway through next year.

New series from Scrubs creator

Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence is developing a new series that is believed to be a workplace comedy. Lawrence will collaborate with a writer who has been involved in the likes of How I Met Your Mother and Friends.

Whitaker developing new show

Forest Whitaker has started work on developing a new TV project called H.I.K.E. that centres on a female police officer who struggles to balance her career with family life.

Smith reality series gets the green light 

Kevin Smith’s new reality series Secret Stash has been given the green light by AMC. The series will be set in the director’s comic book store in New York.

True Blood renewed for fifth season

True Blood has been officially renewed for a fifth season by HBO. “I am thrilled that ‘True Blood’ continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” Michael Lombardo, HBO president, said.

MacFarlane to host Sheen Roast

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has been confirmed as the host for the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. It will be the third Roast gig for MacFarlane, who last hosted the Donald Trump special.

Bruckheimer developing drama series

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is developing a new drama series for CBS in the US that will focus on a mother who becomes a New York State Trooper. The drama is being written by former Heroes writer Aron Eli Coleite.

Bacon linked to comedy series

Kevin Bacon has been linked to a new comedy project called Valentine that centres on the life of a talk radio host. Bacon is already developing another comedy series with HBO.

Scrubs actress signs devlopment deal

Former Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke has signed a new development deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The contract means a new half-hour comedy project will be built around the actress.

Kath & Kim movie on the way

Kath & Kim is set to be developed into a film which will take the entire cast to Europe. The film, entitled The Kath & Kim Filum, will go into production later in the year in Italy.

Sheen replacement rumours begin

Charlie Sheen has been dumped from Two and a Half Men for all of one day and the rumours for a replacement are already beginning. TMZ is reporting that series producer Chuck Lorre has reached out to actor Rob Lowe as a possible replacement for Sheen.

Criss Angel honoured

TV magician Criss Angel has become the youngest inductee into the International Magic Society Hall of Fame. The 43-year-old star of Criss Angel: Mindfreak was also presented with the group’s lifetime achievement award.

Scrubs actor join pilot

Former Scrubs actor John C. McGinley has joined the new ABC pilot Smothered where he will feature alongside Marcia Gay Harden and Sons of Anarchy actor Adam Arkin.

Sheen celebrates firing in style

In Charlie Sheen news, the actor has reportedly celebrated his axing from Two and a Half Men by brandishing a large machete on the roof of the Live Nation building in Beverly Hills. TMZ have footage of the actor waving the sword before declaring “this is the greatest day of my life.”