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‘The Goldbergs’ Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6 at ABC

‘The Goldbergs’ Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6 at ABC
The Goldbergs” has been renewed for both Seasons 5 and 6 at ABC, Variety has learned.

Based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, the series follows a young Adam as he and his eccentric family try to get by in the wonderland we know as the 1980’s. Adam, along with his parents, siblings, and grandfather, learn about life and love every week in hilarious fashion while also delving into incredible new technology like VCRs and mixtapes.

The series stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, A.J. Michalka, George Segal, and Jeff Garlin. Patton Oswalt is the series narrator, playing an adult Adam looking back on his childhood. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, Lew Schneider, Chris Bishop and Adam Armus serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Happy Madison and Adam F. Goldberg Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The series has proven incredibly popular and is one of
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‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ ‘Shield’ Reunions Among 2016 Atx TV Fest Highlights

‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ ‘Shield’ Reunions Among 2016 Atx TV Fest Highlights
Family is a key theme for the first wave of programming announcements for the 2016 Atx Television Festival.

The lineup for the fifth annual festival includes a 20-year reunion panel celebrating “Everybody Loves Raymond” that will have series creator Phil Rosenthal, stars Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts and Monica Horan and writers Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens and Aaron Shure discuss the evolution of this iconic family sitcom.

But this theme is most evident in the festival’s tribute to Norman Lear, bestowing the “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” producer with its Achievement in Television eXcellence Award.

“We’re humbled and honored to have the legendary Norman Lear accept our Achievement in Television eXcellence Award, which was created with the intention of acknowledging those who have dedicated their lives to television – participating in its history as well as its future – and there is no one better suited
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Everybody Loves Raymond Reunion Set for Atx Television Festival 2016

Everybody Loves Raymond Reunion Set for Atx Television Festival 2016
In the grand tradition of reuniting classic TV casts, the Atx Television Festival is plotting something for 2016 that we think Everybody will enjoy.

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In case you haven’t already guessed based on that punny lede — or, you know, the headline of this article — the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond will reunite as part of the festival’s fifth year, being held from June 9–12 in Austin, Texas.

Cast members Patricia Heaton (Debra), Doris Roberts (Marie) and Monica Horan (Amy) will be joined by writers Mike Royce,
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Conan O’Brien To Produce & Lew Schneider To Co-Write ABC Comedy Based On Kindle Single Memoir

  • Deadline TV
Exclusive: Books as source material for comedy series projects have been hot the last few development seasons. Now, with book publishing undergoing h a digital revolution, digital books are making the leap to television too. ABC has put in development an untitled single-camera comedy based on the Kindle Single memoir Keep Swinging by Rick Marin. This is the first Kindle Single to be optioned by Hollywood since Amazon launched its service for short stories, long-form journalism and opinion pieces in January 2011. Former Everybody Loves Raymond executive producer Lew Schneider will co-write the TV adaptation with Marin for Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Prods., which is producing with Warner Bros. TV. The comedy centers on an artsy dad with zero interest in sports who is thrown into a new family dynamic and social life as he and his wife face a challenge for which they are woefully ill-equipped: a jock kid.
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Two Kinds of Stage Fright For the Price of One

  • The Wrap
There’s an old saying; “There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who believe that there are two kinds of people and those who don’t.” Within the spirit of that saying, there are two kinds of stage fright. The first is the fear that you won’t be able to perform your pitch well enough. In our book, "Show Me The Funny," Lew Schneider told us that he was in the writer’s room on "Everybody Loves Raymond" when the writer next to him whispered a joke in his ear and
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"Inception," "The Social Network" Win Writers Guild Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees!

As soon as we thought we could predict the outcome of the Oscars, here comes another surprise! This one's brought to you by the Writers Guild of America. Picked for Best Original Screenplay was Christopher Nolan's "Inception." The director, famously dissed for not getting a Best Director Oscar nomination, may just win the Best Original Screenplay come Oscar night. Oscar front-runner, "The King's Speech" was not nominated because it didn't quality under union rules which prompted Nolan to say during his WGA acceptance award that he looked forward to a time when he could accept the award "without qualification."

That could be the beginning of a great script Mr. Nolan, go write it :happy

For adapted screenplay, I'm happy to report that Aaron Sorkin's fantastic script won! Based on "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich, "The Social Network" was the only film last year that I predicted to win this very category.
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Writers Guild Awards Nominations! Check Out Full Movie, TV Nominees! Yes, There Are Few Surprises!

"I Love You Phillip Morris" came out of nowhere and secured a nod for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards. Based on the book by Steven McVicker, the film starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGRegor as prisoners in love received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.

"Phillip Morris" will be competing with awards-favorites "127 Hours" (screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy), "The Social Network" (screenplay Aaron Sorkin), "The Town" (screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard), and True Grit (screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen).

In the Original Screenplay category, critics-darlings "Black Swan" (screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin), "The Fighter" (screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson), "Inception" (Christopher Nolan), and "The Kids Are All Right" (written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg) will be competing with "Please Give" by Nicole Holofcener. Much like "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Please Give," a family dramedy set in New York,
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Writers Guild of America announce 2011 nominations

HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York.

Television Nominees

Dramatic Series

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO

Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Tom Schnauz, John Shiban, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Charles H. Eglee, Lauren Gussis, Chip Johannessen, Jim Leonard, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West; Showtime

Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Ron Fitzgerald, Etan Frankel, Monica Henderson, David Hudgins, Rolin Jones, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Derek Santos Olson, John Zinman; NBC

Mad Men,
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Writer’s Guild of America Announces TV Nominees for 2011 Awards

  • Collider.com
Today the Writer’s Guild of America kept the spirit of awards season happy by revealing their nominations for achievements in writing for television. Plenty of our favorite shows got some love from WGA members including like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family while plenty of new series like Boardwalk Empire, Justified and The Walking Dead also got some praise. Even the finale episode of Lost is in the mix of episodic nominees. Aside from the narrative dramas and comedies, other staple series like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report get their due diligence as well. Check out the full list of nominees, complete with all the writing talents behind them, after the jump.

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire – Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO

Breaking Bad – Written by Sam Catlin,
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Slow start for TNT's 'Men of a Certain Age'

Slow start for TNT's 'Men of a Certain Age'
The Emmy nomination for co-star Andre Braugher and the critical claim didn’t do quite enough to lure more people to the second season premiere of Men of a Certain Age on Monday. The drama from Ray Romano and Mike Royce only averaged 2.4 million viewers on Monday and 990,000 adults ages 25-54. The drama was averaging 4.4 million viewers per week in its first season.

TNT ordered 10 episodes of the series that also stars Romano and Scott Bakula. The drama has turned into an Everybody Loves Raymond reunion, of sorts, in the writer’s room this year: Both Romano and Royce, as
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Gary Loder exits Gersh

Gary Loder, partner and head of the Gersh Agency's TV lit department, has exited after five years at the agency.

Rob Golenberg and Jack Dytman are taking over as co-heards of the department that includes five other agents.

Loder joined Gersh in 2003 after 24 years at WMA.

His clients include such writer-producers as Ira Steven Behr (The 4400), Michael Pavone (Side Order of Life) and Lew Schneider (Everybody Loves Raymond).

It's unclear where Loder might be headed or what clients will be following him.

Loder's exit at Gersh follows the recent departure of talent agent Warren Zavala, who went to CAA.

Dytman joined Gersh as a partner and senior vp in 2006, when the agency acquired his boutique literary agency Dytman & Associates.

Golenberg came to Gersh in 2002 as head of TV packaging after a stint at AMG.

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