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Spotlight: Zachary Levi's Charity Work

In 2008, Zachary Levi donated a T-shirt to an auction for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.

Zachary Levi’s generosity and support has made an incredible impact for Operation Smile. His efforts have helped raise funds for more than 1,000 surgeries, giving children worldwide new hope.

Zac is the star of NBC’s hit TV show Chuck, as well as the new animated Disney film, Tangled. He also appeared in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and worked alongside Sara Rue and Sherri Shepherd in ABC’s Less Than Perfect. Zac began his acting career in regional theatre, starring in plays such as Big River and Godspell.

Charities & foundations supported

Zachary Levi has supported the following charities:

Children's Hospital Los AngelesClothes Off Our BackFeeding AmericaMotion Picture and Television Fund FoundationOperation SmilePadres Contra el CancerRacing for KidsStand Up To CancerThe Art of ElysiumTuberous Sclerosis AllianceYoung Storytellers Foundation Read more about Zachary Levi's charity work and events.
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‘Prism’ NBC Pilot Releases Cast As Talks With Netflix Continue

  • Deadline
I have learned that Universal Television has let the options on the entire cast of its NBC’s drama pilot Prism lapse while the studio continues conversations with Netflix about picking up the project to series.

The move is not a surprise. As Deadline reported previously, Netflix intends to retool the Rashomon-Inspired project and shoot a new pilot if it picks up the drama. For that reason, Universal TV was not expected to hold onto most actors, whose options expire this weekend; it was just unclear whether any cast members would be asked to continue.

Prism, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, was an early standout at NBC. It did not make the cut at NBC but Universal TV brass had been very high on the project and took it out immediately after the network passed on the pilot. The
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‘Prism’: Netflix Eyes ‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama Piloted At NBC

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Netflix is in explanatory conversations with Universal Television about picking up former NBC drama pilot Prism to series, I have learned. I hear there has been considerable interest but sources stress that talks are in very preliminary stages and may not lead to a deal.

Prism, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, was an early standout at NBC, landing one of the first two pilot orders at the broadcast network alongside Bluff City Law, which went to series.

Prism did not make the cut at NBC but Universal TV brass had been very high on the project and took it out immediately after the network passed on the pilot. The feeling was that Prism‘s content is more premium, so it was shopped to Svod services, with Netflix engaging in talks, I hear.

If a deal for Prism is reached,
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Rachael Leigh Cook, Diona Reasonover, Bryan Callen, Will Sasso + More Join ‘Film Fest’ Indie

Rachael Leigh Cook, Diona Reasonover, Bryan Callen, Will Sasso + More Join ‘Film Fest’ Indie
Rachael Leigh Cook, Diona Reasonover (CBS’ NCIS), Bryan Callen, Will Sasso, Sara Rue (American Housewife), Chris D’Elia, and Dylan Silver (Snapchat/Hgtv series You Wish You Lived Here) have joined the cast of indie drama/comedy, Film Fest.

Matt Cook is starring in the film which is being directed by Marshall Cook, who co-wrote the screenplay with Paul Alan Cope. It’s about a struggling filmmaker, Logan Clark (Matt Cook), who travels to an obscure festival to sell his film.

Here are some character breakdowns: Reasonover will play Alex Davis, a film producer who quits her assisting job and secretly plunges her entire life savings to make an indie movie that has little-to-no hope of making its money back. Callen plays Steve Muller, an agent. Sasso’s role is Montgomery Nash,
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Prepare to Swoon: 6 Sweet New Movies Are Coming to the Hallmark Channel This Spring

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The Hallmark Channel is making sure that you have the most romantic Spring on record, thanks to its upcoming lineup of sweet new movies. So, not only do you have warm weather and sunny days ahead of you but a whole new collection of Hallmark Channel movies to keep you swooning into the evening.

Hallmark recently announced that it will debut six brand new films as part of its "Spring Fever" lineup, which will join the channel's ever-expanding group of romantic titles. Each new movie will air on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. between March 16 and April 20, so make sure you pencil them in, otherwise you'll miss stories about a couple falling in love after rescuing a dog, sparks flying between people renovating a house, and more.

Check out the descriptions for all of Hallmark's new additions ahead, then refresh yourself on some of Hallmark's best-ever holiday films.

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Prepare to Swoon: 6 Sweet New Movies Are Coming to the Hallmark Channel This Spring

The Hallmark Channel is making sure that you have the most romantic Spring on record, thanks to its upcoming lineup of sweet new movies. So, not only do you have warm weather and sunny days ahead of you but a whole new collection of Hallmark Channel movies to keep you swooning into the evening.

Hallmark recently announced that it will debut six brand new films as part of its "Spring Fever" lineup, which will join the channel's ever-expanding group of romantic titles. Each new movie will air on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. between March 16 and April 20, so make sure you pencil them in, otherwise you'll miss stories about a couple falling in love after rescuing a dog, sparks flying between people renovating a house, and more.

Check out the descriptions for all of Hallmark's new additions ahead, then refresh yourself on some of Hallmark's best-ever holiday films.

Related: These
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Pilot Castings: Michael Sheen's Killer Gig, Grimm Vet's NBC Drama and More

Pilot Castings: Michael Sheen's Killer Gig, Grimm Vet's NBC Drama and More
Michael Sheen‘s new role is lethal: The Masters of Sex vet will co-star in Fox’s police drama pilot Prodigal Son as a notorious serial killer dubbed “The Surgeon,” our sister site Deadline reports.

The project follows Malcolm Bright, a gifted criminal psychologist who knows how killers work — because his father (Sheen) was one of the worst. Malcolm uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop murderers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, an annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses.
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Sara Rue Cast in NBC Pilot ‘Prism’

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Sara Rue Cast in NBC Pilot ‘Prism’
Sara Rue has been cast in a series regular role in the NBC drama pilot “Prism,” Variety has learned.

Prism” is an exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking if the right person is on trial. Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.

Rue will play Alexis Boden, who is described as ambitious and views the trial as her “Serial” opportunity. Rue joins previously announced cast members Malin Akerman, Mykelti Williamson, Ramon Rodriguez, Chloe Wepper, David Alpay, and Brooke Smith.

Rue currently recurs on the ABC shows “The Rookie” and “American Housewife.” She also previously
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‘Prism’: Sara Rue Cast In NBC’s ‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama Pilot

  • Deadline
‘Prism’: Sara Rue Cast In NBC’s ‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama Pilot
Sara Rue is set as a series regular in NBC’s Prism pilot, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz and Universal Television.

Written by Daniel Barnz, who also directs, Prism is inspired by Rashomon, the 1950 Japanese period psychological thriller directed by Akira Kurosawa. Prism is described as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.

Rue will play Alexis Boden. She’s ambitious and views the trial as her Serial opportunity.

She
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The Rookie Sneak Peek: With Whom Does Bradford Make Valentine's Plans?

Love is kinda sorta in the air this week on ABC’s The Rookie, but Officer Tim Bradford (played by Eric Winter) instead is in a Valentine’s Daze.

As the freshman drama resumes its run tonight at 10/9c, “the most dangerous day of the year” (that would be Valentine’s Day) has the team on high alert. Perhaps to lighten things up, newly single Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) invites everyone over to his improbably spacious digs for a party.

Bradford, though, this week will visit his estranged wife Isabel (Mircea Mircea) in rehab for the first time following her undercover drug bust gone wrong.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 26)

1968: The Doctors' Steve and Carolee bantered before intern night.

1990: Gh's Frisco & Felicia were married for the second time.

2006: Days of our Lives' Tony was covered in blood.

2007: All My Children's Dixie ate poisoned pancakes."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: Jordan Charney debuted on Another World as Sam Lucas, Ada's brother. Sam married Lahoma Vane (Ann Wedgeworth) in 1969 and the two of them moved to Another World spin-off Somerset in 1970.

1968: On The Doctors, Nurse Carolee Simpson (Carolee Campbell) and newly arrived Dr.
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A Series of Unfortunate Events

Network: Netflix.

Episodes: 25 (hour).

Seasons: Three.

TV show dates: January 13, 2017 — January 1, 2019.

Series status: Ended.

Performers include: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, K. Todd Freeman, Presley Smith, Alfre Woodard, Joan Cusack, Will Arnett, Cobie Smulders, Usman Ally, Matty Cardarople, Cleo King, John DeSantis, Jaqueline Robbins, Joyce Robbins, Sara Canning, Lucy Punch, Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, and Roger Bart.

TV show description:

Based on the children's book series, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket (i.e. Daniel Handler), the A Series of Unfortunate Events TV show is a black comedy from Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld.

The story centers on the tragic tale
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‘Will and Grace’ Finale: Creators Talk Where They’re Going in Season 2 – and 3, for That Matter

  • The Wrap
‘Will and Grace’ Finale: Creators Talk Where They’re Going in Season 2 – and 3, for That Matter
(Spoiler alert: Do not read ahead unless you have seen Thursday’s season finale of “Will & Grace.)

Will & Grace” just aired its second Season 1 finale. Wait, it’s clear we’re referencing the final episode of the freshman installment of NBC’s revival, right? Ok, good.

Thursday’s season-closer ended with a real jaw-dropper: Will’s (Eric McCormack) mother and Grace’s (Debra Messing) father hooked up and announced they are getting married, all in one episode. Which means the two BFFs are about to become brother and sister. Yeah. Ew.

Oh, and Jack (Sean Hayes) got engaged to his new boyfriend he literally just met on a trip to Ibiza, Spain, while Karen (Megan Mullally) ended her long-running affair with her lover (Alec Baldwin) to put her marriage first.

Also Read: 'Will & Grace' Bosses on 'Roseanne' Revival Success: 'There's Not One Part of Us That's Jealous'

But TheWrap decided to focus on the Will and Grace ick factor here in particular when asking Max Mutchnick and David Kohan — the co-creators and showrunners of NBC’s old/new hit — about the cliffhanger for “It’s a Family Affair.” (Yes, that was the actual name of this episode.)

“The idea was that they had both sort of come to this point in their lives where they were very sanguine about where they were and what their life was,” Kohan said. “And Grace had made her peace about being single, being content with her lot. And Will recognized the folly of trying to really quickly rush into a relationship under the wire. And they had both gotten to the point where, ‘Hey things are good.’ And then suddenly circumstances conspire to show them maybe they shouldn’t be so sure of themselves.”

Those circumstances are Grace’s widower father Martin Adler (Robert Klein) and Will’s widow mother Marilyn Truman (Blythe Danner) making with a very fast engagement soon after sleeping together for the first time. And they actually say they are tying the knot because they don’t want to end up like their children, who are co-dependent and alone. Ouch.

Also Read: 'Will and Grace' Revival Renewed for Season 3, NBC Adds to Season 2 Episode Order

So Will and Grace are left with the awkward realization that, not only will they become siblings, but the choices they have made are what led their parents to this decision.

“They are accused of being too incestuous,” Kohan said. “And what happens now that they are literally incestuous? That’s the big question we land on.”

A question they have plenty of time to answer.

Also Read: 'Will & Grace': Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue to Reprise Roles

Will & Grace” was picked up for Season 2 before the revival premiered at the start of the 2017-2018 TV season, and the Peacock recently granted it a third season and upped the episode count for the sophomore installment.

But just because Kohan and Mutchnick have been given a long timeline to work with, that doesn’t mean they are filling it out.

“Things happen during the course of a season that I mean, yeah we might have an idea or we might have in the back of our minds something that we want two years down the road,” Kohan said. “But we also know that things happen during the course of a season. Relationships are made or moments sort of coalesce around something that we didn’t foresee, that move the show in a different direction. So to be married to a certain way to go or a certain way to end it — it’s written in pencil.”

“One of the things that we’re so lucky to have on the show is a room full of very brilliant writers that we collaborate with every week,” Mutchnick added. “And so getting all of those opinions in when story camp starts is going to pave the way to the first episode of Season 2 — or 10, depending on what you want to call it.”

Kohan said they have a “few things” in the works now, but “everything is on the table.” “Because any place that you land is viable if you get it there authentically and if you get it there entertainingly,” he added. “So where we want to end up is up for debate.”

“If we get through it one year at a time, it’s better that way,” Mutchnick added. “And what Season 3 gives us is almost an emotional cushion.”

Read original story ‘Will and Grace’ Finale: Creators Talk Where They’re Going in Season 2 – and 3, for That Matter At TheWrap
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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Nathan Fillion on Stepping Into His Role, and Playing Against Neil Patrick Harris (Again)

Last Friday, Netflix released the long-awaited second season of its rather dark and engrossing adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Along with the Baudelaire's slew of expected, yet still unfortunate challenges at the hands of Count Olaf came the exciting addition of new and distinctive caretakers.

Fans who have already binged their way through the second season probably recognized several faces: Less Than Perfect's Sara Rue and There's... Johnny!'s Roger Bart, who more recently appeared in another Netflix series, Grace and Frankie. Veep's Tony Hale was also joined alongside Lucy Punch, who you may remember from Ben and Kate and Ella Enchanted.

Castle and Firefly lovers were probably most excited to see the appearance of the one and only Nathan Fillion, who made his debut as Lemony Snicket's brother, Jacques Snicket.

A near tonal opposite of the story's beloved but sobering narrator, the role sees Fillion stepping back into shoes Dr.
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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Yep, That Quagmire Was on The Good Doctor

The Baudelaire children aren't the only orphans, or set of three siblings, on A Series of Unfortunate Events. There's also the Quagmire triplets: Duncan, Isadora, and Quigley. The two sets of orphans become friends at Prufrock Prepartory, bonding over spyglasses and hunting down the meaning of the mysterious Vfd.

Though Dylan Kingwell and Avi Lake are not as well known as some of the other guest stars on the series such as Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, and Lucy Punch, the two young actors already have several acting credits under their belts.

You aren't seeing double at the end of season one - Kingwell plays Duncan Quigley as well as Quigley Quagmire, but in season two due to an unfortunate fire at the Quagmire's mansion, he just has the role of Duncan. Kingwell, born in Vancouver, started acting with TV commercials. If you're a fan of made-for-tv Christmas movies (and who isn't?
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Watch Neil Patrick Harris Take on All Personas for ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Netflix is days away from streaming the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events which stars Neil Patrick Harris as the mischievous Count Olaf. The character Count Olaf is made up of a few different personas which makes Unfortunate Events an unpredictable and enjoyable series. Below is a clip of Nph doing eight personas of Count Olaf.

Stefano, Captain Sham, Shirley, a frightening doctor, a terrible detective or a nightmarish auctioneer – no matter what he looks like and which alias he uses, Count Olaf is always an awful and dangerous person. And he’s about to get worse.

Based on the internationally best selling series of books, season two of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery. Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and
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Watch a new clip from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2

Coinciding with its arrival on Netflix tomorrow, a new clip has been released the for second season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events which takes us back in time to a party at the V.F.D. headquarters and features an appearance from volunteers Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton), Jacques (Nathan Fillion), Uncle Monty (Aasif Mandvi), Aunt Josephine (Alfre Woodard), Jacquelyn (Sara Canning), Dr Orwell (Catherine O’ Hara)… and the villainous Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris); watch it here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 here

Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. Foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young
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A Series of Unfortunate Events featurette explores the many disguises of Count Olaf

With Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 set to arrive on Netflix this coming Friday, a new featurette has arrived online for the hit series which explores the many disguises of Neil Patrick Harris’ villainous Count Olaf; watch it here…

See Also: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 featurette takes us inside ‘The Worst Season Ever’

See Also: Watch the trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 here

Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. Foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death, links to a covert organization, and begin to unlock long-held family secrets.
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Inside Look at ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Season Two

The second season of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is a week away from streaming. Before you get to binge the second season, Netflix has released a special inside look at season two which includes interviews from Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes. Take a look at the the video below.

Based on the internationally best selling series of books, season two of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery. Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. Foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death, links to a covert organization,
See full article at Age of the Nerd »

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 featurette takes us inside ‘The Worst Season Ever’

With just a week to go until the second season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new behind the scenes featurette for the hit series which takes us ‘inside the worst season ever’ and includes interviews with stars Louis Hynes, Malina Weissman, and Neil Patrick Harris; check it out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 here

Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. Foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death, links to a covert organization, and begin to unlock long-held family secrets.
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