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Watch: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Releases Season Six Blooper Reel

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Coupled with the release of the show’s sixth season on DVD, NBC has posted a blooper reel for “Parks and Recreation’s” most recent cycle. Featuring everything from miniature horses dressed as the cast as an homage to the fictional town’s fallen comrade, Li’l Sebastian, to outtakes of the cast playfully flubbing lines and laughing at each other’s mistakes, the reel highlights some favorite… Read more »

Taran Killam, Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson Join ‘Brothers in Law’

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“Saturday Night Live” cast member Taran Killam is starring in the comedy “Brothers in Law” with Bill Pullman, Rachael Harris, Rita Wilson, David Wain and fellow “SNL” star Bobby Moynihan. “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels is producing and the team of Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez is directing. Shooting began on Tuesday in Oregon. The original… Read more »

AwesomenessTV Channel Launches on Roku

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AwesomenessTV, the youth-oriented video network owned by DreamWorks Animation, has rolled out an app on the Roku set-top and other devices — a move that will expand its YouTube multichannel network to a new platform. The AwesomenessTV app on Roku includes the MCN’s videos about beauty, advice for teens, daily celeb gossip, teen pop stars,… Read more »

Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo to Star in Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’

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Steven Strait (“Magic City”) and Emmy winner Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Saddam”) are set to star in Syfy’s “The Expanse,” a 10-episode space opera based on the best-selling book series, the network announced on Thursday. Set 200 years in the future, “The Expanse” follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a detective… Read more »

Liam Hemsworth’s ‘Cut Bank’ Gets U.S. Distribution

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A24 and DirecTV have acquired U.S. rights to Liam Hemsworth’s thriller “Cut Bank” two months after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. “Cut Bank” will screen Sept. 10 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program. A24 plans a 2015 release in collaboration with DirecTV. John Malkovich, Billy Bob… Read more »

Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win Monday Night

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When it comes to analyzing awards, the Emmys are the hardest to gauge. The Academy Awards have the luxury of looking to Guild Awards or BAFTAs, which share a voting body with the Academy, but the Emmys noms are determined by a panel of unknown—and unpredictable—judges, before going to the voting body. Still, Variety’s Debra… Read more »

WE TV Greenlights ‘Sex Box,’ Speeds Up Timetable for Rebrand Launch

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WE TV is moving up the launch date of its image makeover. The AMC Networks cabler is formally dropping the “Women’s Entertainment” tag as it shifts to targeting a broader, younger audience with edgier reality shows and more scripted series. In the edgier reality show category is “Sex Box,” a reality show that features couples… Read more »

GSN Renews ‘Chase,’ ‘It Takes a Church’

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GSN has signed on for more trivia and matchmaking, having given a fourth-season order to the Brooke Burns-hosted “The Chase” and a second-season order to “It Takes a Church,” its recently debuted series where Christian congregations across the U.S. help unattached fellow congregants find their partners. “The Chase,” which will return with a 20-episode order,… Read more »