The series stars Maggie Lawson as a down-on-her-luck former All Star softball player who lost everything in her divorce and has to move herself and her son (Griffin Gluck) in with her opinionated father (James Caan), who she is still resentful over from their troubled relationship in her youth. She ends up deciding to coach her son and the rest of the athletically-challenged outcasts from their local Little League team, though this trailer makes it seem like that's easier said than done.
Written and executive produced by "Las Vegas'" Mark and Robb Cullen, it will be interesting to see how this show resonates with audiences. Considering the fact it's stuck in the Wednesday 8:30 p.m. timeslot between "The Middle" and "Modern Family," viewers will likely tune in for its fun comedy fare.
It's official: the Girl With the Yellow Umbrella" is in fact "How I Met Your Mother's" titular mother. Fans have been waiting eight long seasons to learn who the woman Ted Mosby settles down with is, and after countless fakeouts and teases, the Season 8 finale revealed actress Cristin Milioti is that woman.
So how did Milioti land the part of "How I Met Your Mother's" Mother? According to series co-creator Carter Bays, the show's casting director has been talking to Milioti for a while now.
"Part of what helped us is our casting director Marisa [Ross], she sort of has been talking about Cristin for two years now," Bays tells Entertainment Weekly. "It helped that she turned us onto her and then the more we got to know Cristin and see her work, the more we realized, Yeah, she's the right choice. So that definitely helped, because we didn't want to do a big casting cattle call -- we were going to make it 'come audition for Barney's cousin' or something."
While we still don't know much about the mother beyond the fact that she has a yellow umbrella, there is plenty we can share about Milioti. She is actually best known for her work on Broadway, and recently wrapped up her stint as "Girl" in the musical adaptation of "Once." The 27-year-old New Jersey native received a Tony nomination for the role.
Milioti has taken a number of small but memorable roles in TV shows like "30 Rock" and "The Sopranos." Though she only appeared in one episode of "30 Rock," Milioti left her mark as new writer Abby Flynn, a woman with a very annoying voice.
In "The Sopranos," Milioti appeared three times as Catherine Sacrimoni, the daughter of New York City mafia boss Johnny Sacrimoni." She also starred as Onya Eggertson in one episode of "The Good Wife."
Milioti also has done work in feature films. Recently took small roles in "Sleepwalk With Me" and Martin Scorsese's upcoming feature "The Wolf of Wall Street." She also has a history of starring in commercials, as can be seen below.
"Arrested Development" Season 4 is only 12 days away from premiering on Netflix, which means that the promotion is coming fast and hard for the upcoming 15-episode season. Portia de Rossi appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to hype the show, and also unveiled a new clip from the upcoming episodes.
This clip features de Rossi's Lindsay Bluth Funke and David Cross' Tobias Funke as they try to buy a house from Ed Helms' character, James "I Don't Sell" Carr(s). Helms seems to be reprising the house salesman role from his appearance in "Arrested Development's" Season 2 premiere, "The One Where Michael Leaves."
Lindsay and Tobias don't seem to have changed much since "Arrested Development's" third season ended. Not only does Lindsay initially deny having a child, but she and her husband still have no work ethic, no home and no money for themselves. Oh how we missed the Bluths family.
During her interview with Fallon, de Rossi hedges about whether or not an "Arrested Development" movie will come after Season 4 airs on May 26. "We thought that finally we'd just have to not answer that question anymore," she says. "I hope it happens."
She also teases that the best way to watch the new season is "in any order." "They're all kind of standalone and, depending on the order you watch them in, kind of give you a different perspective. It's pretty cool," de Rossi says.
If you need help catching up on the first three seasons of "Arrested Development," check out Zap2it's "Arrested Development" Rewatch.
ABC is reinvigorating its fall TV lineup with eight new series. The network announced it has added "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," "Trophy Night," "The Goldbergs," "Lucky 7," "Super Fun Night," "Back in the Game" and "Betrayal" to its fall television schedule during its Upfronts. Meanwhile ABC has also announced that it has added the new series' "Mind Games," "Killer Women," "Mixology" and the alternative series "The Quest" to its slate.
Beyond those new shows, not much will change for ABC's schedule grid going forward. "Castle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Nashville" and the rest of the returning series will all stay in their same time slots, with only "The Neighbors" being moved. That show will now air after "Last Man Standing" at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays instead of on Wednesdays in the same time slot. Also, "Dancing With the Stars" will now be Mondays only.
A full breakdown of the ABC 2013-14 schedule can be found here. Here is ABC's schedule grid for the coming season:
7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 Sun America's Funniest Home Videos Once Upon a Time Revenge Betrayal Mon Dancing With the Stars Castle Tue Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Goldbergs Trophy Wife Lucky 7 Wed The Middle Back in the Game Modern Family Super Fun Night Nashville Thu One Upon a time in Wonderland Grey's Anatomy Scandal Fri Last Man Standing The Neighbors Shark Tank 20/20 Sat Saturday Night College Football Legend: New Show New Timeslot Returning Show