Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 6:56PM EDT
Seann William Scott doesn't want to let anyone down on Lethal Weapon, his first "smart guy" role
Scott, who makes his Lethal Weapon debut tonight, has a reputation for playing immature guys in comedic roles. But he tells ET he hopes playing a former CIA operative on the Fox action drama will showcase a different side of his acting abilities. "Anybody who's hoping that I'll be funny on the show, they won't be disappointed, but it's just a different kind (of humor)," he says. "Also there's a lot of physicality to the part and it's just totally different." Scott says he's "never played a smart guy before," adding: "I'm always nervous. Every project that I do, I always put a lot of pressure on myself and also I love the show. I've never done something where I was a fan of it before and all of a sudden, I get to be a part of it. Being a fan of the show and knowing there are a lot of fans and this is a real big change, I really want to do a good job and not let anyone down. That's pretty much been my mindset the whole time." ALSO: Lethal Weapon's Chandler Kinney says "it’s a totally different dynamic" with Scott's role.
Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph reunite for Fox animated comedy Bless the Harts
Former Saturday Night Live writer Emily Spivey is re-teaming with the former SNL-ers for a comedy revolving around the Hart family, “a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich, in friends, family and laughter.” Bless the Hearts, which was given a 13-episode straight-to-series order, is produced by The Last Man on Earth team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Spivey is a former writer on Last Man on Earth. She also worked with Rudolph on her short-lived NBC variety show Maya & Marty.
Police release Bill Cosby's booking photo following his sentence to three to 10 year in state prison for sexual assault
The mugshot showed the 81-year-old comedy and TV icon with his eyes casdt downward. Cosby was denied bail following his sentencing for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, and led out of the courthouse in handcuffs. ALSO: The former Jell-O pudding pitchman's first meal in prison will reportedly include vanilla pudding.
Johnny Galecki to reprise his Roseanne role on The Conners, with Juliette Lewis playing his girlfriend
“HERE’S THE BIG NEWS!! Look what I’m doin!!” Lewis wrote on Instagram, captioning a photo of her, Galecki and Sara Gilbert on The Conners set.
Brett Kavanaugh's Fox News interview delivers big ratings
The U.S. Supreme Court nominee's sit-down to deny sexual misconduct allegations gave Martha MacCallum's The Story its highest-ever ratings, propelling it to No. 1 on cable news Monday with nearly 3.6 million viewers.
Rapper Lil Yachty to star in MTV's So High 2
He'll play one of two "potrepreneurs" in the stoner comedy sequel to So High, which aired on MTV in 2000 starring Method Man and Redman. So High 2 will air in 2019.
Tom Arnold and Megyn Kelly got into a heated argument over Mark Burnett and Brett Kavanaugh
Source: The Daily Beast
Kelly tried grilling Arnold on last week's confrontation with Burnett on this morning's edition of Megyn Kelly Today. But the interview turned into Arnold confronting Kelly, accusing her of defending U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. “You keep defending Kavanaugh and those guys, maybe you can defend me for one second here!” he said. Kelly responded: “No, I won’t. And I’m not defending Kavanaugh, I’m asking for a fair hearing.”
HBO stars unveil a "Rock the Vote" ad
Source: Ad Week
Check out the 60-second National Voter Registration Day ad featuring Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and The Deuce’s Maggie Gyllenhaal, as well as Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris. ALSO: MTV's voter campaign features Jersey Shore stars.
CBS All Access will drop No Activity's entire second season at once
The Tim Meadows cop comedy will become the first CBS All Access series to be available for immediate binge-watching when Season 2 drops on Thanksgiving Day.
Ken Burns turns his documentary lens on the famed Mayo Clinic
Source: Star Tribune
Burns' two-hour PBS documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science, premieres tonight as an "unabashed love letter" to the Minnesota not-for-profit medical institution.
Former Black-ish and The Simpsons writer who pleaded guilty in insider trading scheme was accused of sexual misconduct at Harvard
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Damilare Sonoiki, 27, pleaded guilty last week to security fraud after he was caught feeding insider trading tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks. The guilty plea ended a meteoric rise for Sonoiki, a Nigerian immigrant who attended Harvard, then worked at Goldman Sachs, and followed that up with stints in the writers' rooms of Black-ish and, until recently, The Simpsons. The Wall Street Journal that Sonoiki didn't actually graduate from Harvard because his degree was withheld due to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including rape. Sonoiki never faced criminal charges, and in a statement he “denies that he has engaged in any sexual misconduct.”
- Seann William Scott doesn't want to let anyone down on Lethal Weapon, his first "smart guy" role