Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jennifer Garner sells sitcom to Fox

Jennifer Garner is heading back to television...sort of. Her production company, Vandalia Films, just sold a half-hour single-camera comedy, Half Full, to Fox, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. Garner will executive produce.

The comedy centers on a newlywed couple forced to put on hold their dream of moving to New York City because of impending (unexpected) parenthood. Instead, they have no choice but to stay at home in "beautiful" Agawam, Mass., keeping themselves within a five-mile radius of the husband's five bitter older siblings.

Matthew Nicklaw will pen the script and co-executive produce the comedy, with Vandalia's Juliana Janes on board to produce as well. Last season, Garner teamed with Butter screenwriter Jason Micallef for a strip club drama set up at Fox, and now she is prepping the mystery dramedy All the Pretty Faces at Bravo.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Greg Grunberg confirms role in Star Wars Episode VII

J.J. Abrams has a tradition of putting his childhood friend Greg Grunberg in every movie he makes. That, of course, has led to speculation that he would have to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII to keep the streak alive. On Thursday, Grunberg put the speculation to rest when he answered a Twitter question thusly:

And there you go. Will we see a Greg Grunberg as a Jedi action figure? Keep your fingers crossed!