The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for February 14, 2018
The Walking Dead alum Michael Cudlitz is trying comedy. He is set to star in ABC’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios. The show will be set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad (Cudlitz), traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades. Cudlitz plays the dad, Mike Dwyer. He most recently played Sgt. Abraham Ford on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Before that, he starred on NBC/TNT’s Southland.
Hey, NBC! Jenna Fischer (a.k.a. Pam) has some primo new plot ideas for a rebooted The Office. While the reboot rumors are just that, Fisher is game. So much so, she told E! what she thinks she and Jim (John Krasinski) could be up to. “I like to imagine that she’s working in some sort of artistic field, continuing on her streak of doing murals and being commissioned as an artist. I just love the idea that she’s still expressing that artistic side of her,” Fischer, who’s returning to TV with the unconventional family comedy Splitting Up Together in March on ABC. The proposed reboot would allegedly feature a mix of new and old characters. Steve Carrell’s Michael Scott would not be in the mix however.
Rampage hits theaters on April 20, and this morning, we finally got our hands on a third (& probably last full-length) official trailer for the film. Is this the best one yet?
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is producing a remake of the 1990 movie House Party. LeBron and his partner Maverick Carter are working on the project through their production company, Springhill Entertainment. “Atlanta” writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori are doing the screenplay. It isn’t known if rapper/actors Kid or Play will be involved in the project which doesn’t have a release date.
Comedian Chris Rock‘s 1st stand-up in a decade was released unannounced to Netflix this morning. Called “Chris Rock: Tamborine”, it’s the 1st of 2 specials for the former SNL’er.
Jerry Seinfeld just gave fans the first indication there’s been that there might be the slightest glimmer of hope for a Seinfeld revival. Despite having repeatedly shut down hope for a reboot a la Will & Grace, Roseanne and Murphy Brown, Ellen DeGeneres dutifully asked him about it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday: