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CBS Gives Early Renewals To Two Sitcoms

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I don’t watch either of these shows, but I’m sure some of you do. If not, plenty of other people are because both received good news this week.

Chuck Lorre may have bid adieu to Two and a Half Men this season, but he’ll still be plenty busy next season. CBS issued early renewals to both Mike & Molly and Mom, both of which are executive produced by Lorre. The Melissa McCarthy comedy will enter its sixth season, while the Anna Faris series will notch its third.

Clearly, the eye network is obsessed with the 62-year-old producer. He’s also the showrunner for The Big Bang Theory which has been picked through the 2016–17 season.

Do you watch either Mike & Molly or Mom? Excited about their renewals? The only sitcom I watch on the network is 2 Broke Girls and that’s only because I haven’t been able to break up with it yet ;)

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Warner Bros. just released the first shot of Melissa Benoist in full superhero attire for the CBS Supergirl pilot. It’s not as cheesy as I expected.

Designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, the costume isn’t as bright and doesn’t show as much skin as previous versions. No crop top here. In addition, it appears Atwood took inspiration from the texturized feel of Henry Cavill’s costume in Man of Steel.

“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,” says Atwood.

She also designed costumes for Arrow and The Flash. Check out her latest creation below and weigh in afterward.

more pics after the jump

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CBS is keeping it in the superhero family for its DC Comics series, Supergirl. The network has tapped two stars who’ve previously donned the red cape to appear in the pilot.

Dean Cain played the Man of Steel in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman back in the 90s on ABC. Meanwhile, Helen Slater played Supergirl in the campy 1984 feature film. Coincidentally, both the 48-year-old actor and 51-year-old actress appeared in another Superman spin-off, Smallville on The WB. No word on what roles they are playing.

They join Glee alum Melissa Benoist who plays the female superhero in the new CBS offering. Supergirl is slated to premiere on CBS this fall. Find out who else is starring in the show below and also check out a photo of Benoist and Slater together on set.

find out who else is joining the show after the jump

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A star-studded roster came together to honor one of music’s living legends last Tuesday after the Grammys. Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande were just some of the great talent assembled for Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute.

Bey opened the show, covering Wonder’s “Fingertrips,” “Master Blaster,” and “Higher Ground” with Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. by her side. Confession time. The more I see Ed Sheeran, the more my inexplicable crush on him grows. Seriously, I can’t get enough of the 24-year-old ginger. Beyonce should really consider booking some time in the studio with Ed for her next album. They sound fantastic together.

Other highlights include Gaga playing the piano to perform “I Wish” and Grande teaming up with Babyface to duet on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

Wonder, himself, took to the stage to perform a medley of his hits including “Contusion”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, “Ribbon in the Sky”, “Overjoyed” and “Superstition.” The celebration ended with a star-studded performance of “Happy Birthday.”

Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae, John Legend and Ne-Yo also took to the stage. Check out some of the performances below.

watch the performances after the jump

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With her breakout role in Orange Is The New Black, Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in an acting category. The 30-year-old actress was also the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine. Cox continues to pave the way for the transgender community and could make history with her new gig.

Cox has just been cast in a new CBS legal drama titled Doubt. She’ll l play Cameron Wirth, an ivy-league educated lawyer who is “as competitive as she is compassionate.” Because she’s experienced injustice first hand, she will “fight all the harder for her clients.”

If her pilot gets picked up for the 2015-2016 season, it will mark the first leading role for a transgender in broadcast television history. You go guuurrrrl!!! Grey’s Anatomy alums Tony Phelan and Joan Rater will pen the script for the new TV project.

Does this new CBS drama interest you? Is Cox one of your favorite characters on OITNB? Weigh in below.

Matthew Perry Attempts Another Primetime Comeback

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How many chances does a guy get? Gotta give Matthew Perry credit for being so resilient and forge ahead despite numerous failures. If I was him, I’d just sit back and enjoy those Friends royalties. Right?

Since the classic NBC sitcom signed off, Perry has headlined three failed series- two on NBC, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) and Go On (2012) and one over at ABC, Mr. Sunshine (2011). This time, he’s hoping to have better luck over at CBS.

The 44-year-old is working on a new version of Neil Simon’s Broadway classic, The Odd Couple. The play was previously adapted into a successful TV series back in the 70s starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Mad About You‘s Danny Jacobson is the writer on the project. Perry will play Oscar Madison, the messy curmudgeon one.

read what Perry said about this being his dream project after the jump

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On last night’s finale of The Amazing Race, the network debuted a promo for the upcoming season. It’s another All-Stars edition. The CBS show first did one in Season 11 and then Season 18- the latter being dubbed Unfinished Business.

As a side note: While I was rooting for the Afghanimals, I was fine with a Jason & Amy Season 23 win. They had great attitudes, played a clean race and always helped out their alliance members. Had it not been for Amy, Travis and Nicole never would’ve made the Top 3. Girlfriend helped out Nicole big time (TWICE).

While I enjoy seeing returning favorites, I have a problem with teams coming back for a third time. Producers need to spread the wealth. I scoured online and uncovered the teams coming back. I also discovered several teams that were considered but never made the cut. If you love elimination spoilers, there’s also info about the first few below.

check out the teams after the jump

CBS Eying Charmed Reboot

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Hollywood truly has run out of original ideas. On the heels of NBC bringing Murder, She Wrote back, CBS is resurrecting another classic show. Vulture.com reports that a “re-imagining” of Charmed is in the works. The Aaron Spelling-produced original ran for eight seasons from 1998-2006. Very few details about the project have leaked, but we know that a script is being written by Party of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner.

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