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Nelly To Star As Chuck Berry In Buddy Holly Biopic

Nelly is gearing up to play a huge role: he’ll be starring as rock and roll legend Chuck Berry in the forthcoming Buddy Holly biopic Clear Lake

Variety reports that Clear Lake will tell “the story of how Holly and other famous musicians of the late 1950s gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll while changing the trajectory of civil rights in America.”

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In real life, Holly died in a plane crash outside of Clear Lake, Iowa, at just 22-years-old on Feb 3, 1959. 

Holly is being played by Ruairi O’Connor, mostly known for his role as Henry Tudor on the Starz series The Spanish Princess. Colin Hanks, the son of Tom Hanks, will play his manager, Norman Petty. Diane Guerrero will play Holly’s wife, Maria Elena Holly.

The script

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Chuck Lorre Comedy ‘United States of Al’ Gets Series Order at CBS

CBS has given a series order to the Chuck Lorre comedy “United States of Al,” the network announced Tuesday.

Led by Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young, the series centers on the friendship between Riley (Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (Al) (Kalyan), the Interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

It is set to premiere on the network later this season.

David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari are writers and creators on the series from Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Production, with Lorre serving as executive producer alongside Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi. Mark Cendrowski directed the pilot.

In addition to Kalyan and Young, Kelli Goss, Dean Norris and Elizabeth Alderfer also

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King of sitcoms Chuck Lorre on tonight’s three premieres, that promise escape from too-real life

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Mega-producer Chuck Lorre hopes to provide a temporary remedy starting Thursday, with back-to-back-to-back premieres of three CBS comedies (starting at 8 EST/PST): Season 4 of “Young Sheldon”; new series “B Positive”; and Season 8 of “Mom,” minus co-star Anna Faris. His fourth CBS sitcom, “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” begins its second season Nov. 16 (8:30 EST/PST). 



a group of people posing for the camera: "Graduation" - Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Also, Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw, on the fourth season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Nov. 5 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screen Grabs/2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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“Graduation” – Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Also, Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw, on the fourth season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Nov. 5 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screen Grabs/2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Comedy is needed, even in deadly serious times, says Lorre, who’s also working on the final season

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Chuck Lorre’s ‘B Positive’ Puts a (Slightly) More Urgent Spin on the TV Odd Couple: TV Review

When most people get too drunk, they might do an embarrassing dance or text someone they know they really shouldn’t be texting. When Gina (Annaleigh Ashford) gets too drunk, however, she becomes “Becky,” an enthusiastic hellion who ruins weddings, falls out of windows and, in a moment of enlightened benevolence, offers up her kidney to some guy she vaguely knew in high school. That she doesn’t back off that offer once she wakes up (relatively) sober says a lot about Gina as a person beyond her wildness — and yet at least in its first two episodes, “B Positive” has some trouble realizing that there’s a lot more to Gina than it often allows.

Created by “Mom” writer Marco Pennette, and based on his own experiences of getting a kidney transplant, “B Positive” primarily focuses on Drew (Thomas Middleditch), the aforementioned “some guy” who learns in the series’ opening minutes

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