The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: CBS has a turkey on its hands, Jon Favreau acts again, and ABC, well, has a turkey on its hands.
CBS has released full trailers for their new shows for next season, among them Partners, the new sitcom from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnik and David Kohan, about two pals, one straight and one gay, based on Mutchnik and Kohan's real life friendship. The series stars Michael Urie, David Krumholz, Sophia Bush, and, somewhat inexplicably, Superman himself Brandon Routh. So we knew all that back when the show was getting put together, but here we basically see a recap of the entire first episode in three minutes, and yiiiikes, guys. Yi-yi-yi-yikesss. It does not look good! Maybe the full 23 minutes are a thing of tremendous humorous beauty, but this clip, supposedly of the highlights, is not. Did you know that Michael Urie was in Jessica Chastain's class at Juilliard? He was. True fact. Just something to think about while you watch this preview. We'll put the previews for the other CBS shows at the bottom of this post. [via Deadline]
Jon Favreau will be returning to the Iron Man franchise, but only as an actor. He'll be reprising the role of Happy Hogan the bodyguard in the third film, which just started shooting this week in North Cahhlina. Of course Favreau directed the first two Iron Man movies, but has passed the torch to Shane Black for this one, because it's probably pretty exhausting to keep directing all that machine whirring and whizzing and Tony Stark patented Stark Snark™. But he wanted to keep hanging out with Downey, Gywnnie and the gang in some capacity, so there he is. Must be nice. [The Hollywood Reporter]