“Modern Family” co-creator Christopher Lloyd reveals some of the secrets for this week’s big two-part wedding episode. Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) will be wed in a “mishap-laden ceremony” forced to move to various locations many times. The first half hour airs this Wednesday with the fifth season finale next week. Guest stars will include Nathan Lane and Elizabeth Banks, plus Barry Corbin and Celia Weston as Cam’s parents. He adds that Mitchell’s father (Ed O’Neill) “has some difficulty coming to terms with the wedding ceremony, causing friction with his son.” The show has won the Emmy as Best Comedy Series the past four straight years. USA Today.
The new ABC fall lineup will be loaded with Shonda Rhimes programs on Thursdays. Both “Grey’s Anatomy‘ and “Scandal” will be airing back-to-back. Also from the same creator on that night will be the freshman show “How to Get Away with Murder.” New comedy “Black-ish” starring Anthony Anderson will air on Wednesdays in a prime slot after “Modern Family.” Variety.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul dies Tuesday at age 36 in Stockholm. He won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature last year for “Searching for Sugar Man.” He directed, produced, edited, and co-wrote the film, which opened at Sundance in 2012. Deadline.
For the first time, the Television Academy is presenting “Score!: A Concert Celebrating Music Composed for Television.” The event will be held on May 21 at UCLA’s Royce Hall and will feature a full orchestra performing original scores from over 50 of TV’s best programs past and present. 15-time Emmy nominee Mark Snow (“The X-Files”) will be presented with a career achievement award. TV Academy.
Director Terence Malick‘s film “Voyage of Time” has been 30 years in the making and is now set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival. The reclusive and secretive filmmaker hasn’t revealed many details, but the announcement says that it is “a celebration of the earth, displaying the whole of time, from the birth of the universe to its final collapse.” There is speculation that Brad Pitt is the film’s narrator. Thompson on Hollywood.
Emmy-nominated actor Ben Feldman responds to fans regarding his character’s actions on “Mad Men” this week. SPOILERS AHEAD. His character Michael Ginsberg has “always been a little off, mentally; it was part of his unique charm.” When the advertising agency brought in a massive IBM computer, though, he began to believe that its subversive waves were interfering with his mind. He then cut off his nipple (the valve to his brain) and gave to Peggy (Elisabeth Moss). He departed the episode (and maybe the series?) handcuffed to a gurney. Entertainment Weekly.
The cast and crew of 26-time Emmy winner “The West Wing” take an uncensored look back at the show’s history. Creator Aaron Sorkin says that the original choice to play the President was Oscar champ Sidney Poitier instead of Martin Sheen. Topics discussed include the fan base, which included President Bill Clinton, the departures of star Rob Lowe and Sorkin, the death of co-star John Spencer, and casting the large ensemble. Hollywood Reporter.