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CBS looking for more comedy with Fugly and others

by Brett Love, posted Dec 1st 2006 12:05PM
allison janneyOne of the perks of having a top twenty show is that it often gets you a deal to make another show. Such is the case for Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, creators of Two and a Half Men. CBS is looking at an untitled comedy from the pair starring Allison Janney (West Wing), who has a talent holding deal with the network. There are no details on the show yet, but given the creators and the involvement of Janney, I'd give it a better than average shot at moving forward.

In other comedy news at the Tiffany Network, they have ordered a pilot for a show called Fugly. Written by My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia, the show tells the story of three not so attractive sisters who pool their money to get one of them an extreme makeover. The plan is for the three of them to then take advantage of the sister's good looks. It's an interesting premise, and I think Garcia could do a lot with it, but I suspect a name change is coming if the show actually makes it to air. I can't see the management mucky mucks at CBS actually putting a show called Fugly on their schedule.

[ via cynopsis ]

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am i the only person who thought there was a real good spinoff posibility with CJ from TWW and her new job in California? If Danny (whatever his real name is) hadnt gone on to studio 60, it could have been good. they set up the company and the CEO as being very interesting. the next fraiser.

December 01 2006 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Fugly. Wow, will broadcasters stoop to the lowest common denominator to attract an audience or what?

I'm certainly not a prude, but that's a little over-the-top.

BTW, I love Allison Janney. She is top-notch--I loved her in TWW.

December 01 2006 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's funny how far I had to read before I realized that the Allison Janney photo had more to do with CBS that your 'Fugly' reference. Fugly indeed.

December 01 2006 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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