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Paula Marshall and CBS, trying it again

by Brett Love, posted Apr 28th 2008 7:44AM

Paula MarshallI suppose most people would lead with the fact that Jay Mohr has signed on to Ed Yeager's untitled comedy pilot for CBS. After all, Jay does have that regular gig on Ghost Whisperer. In a nutshell, Mohr and Paula Marshall play a couple that has recently divorced, after fifteen years of marriage. The funny is scheduled to arrive as we watch Mohr's character try to juggle his ex-wife, their two kids, and his new girlfriend, played by Jaime King.

That's all well and good. For me though, the far more interesting bit is Paula Marshall's involvement. I find her career fascinating. She's been on a bunch of great shows. The Wonder Years, Seinfeld, Nash Bridges (don't laugh, Nash was very successful), Spin City, Sports Night, Just Shoot Me, Nip/Tuck, and Veronica Mars, to name a few. Yet, for whatever reason, whenever she gets a starring gig, it all seems to go to hell. See Cupid, Snoops, Hidden Hills, and Out Of Practice. I don't get it. I like everything she's ever done, but it just doesn't work. So, I don't have high hopes for this production. However, it does offer a thought. It's quite possible that Paula was all set to star in a great new show for Tim Minear. Unfortunately, the sheer power of their combined abilities to kill shows sent the series itself back in time, canceling itself before the idea even came to be.

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I loved out of practice and cupid, and still dont understand why they were prematurely cancelled. I keep hoping Paula will find a winner show. Not sure Jay Mohr is the right guy for that to happen.

May 02 2008 at 9:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A list of her credits would not be complete without mentioning her short role on Californication. Geez, she was so hot during her, um ... short-lived, sex scene with Duchovny.

April 28 2008 at 7:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Paula was the best non-porn star porn star to grace a dramady.

April 28 2008 at 1:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love Paula Marshall. Hidden Hills was hilarious.

April 28 2008 at 12:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You left out Cursed. How you can tank on an NBC sitcom starring Steven Weber and directed by James Burrows, I don't know.

April 28 2008 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

don't forget Paula was also on the short-lived Chicago Sons. love her.

April 28 2008 at 9:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like The New Adventures of Old Christine except from the male perspective in which she plays a divorcee that struggles single life, ex-husband and her kid.

Come on, people, can't they come up with anything new.

I LOVED Paula Marshall on Out of Practice. Man I miss that show. It was such an underrated show. But Paula Marshall's like the kiss of death of TV shows... or she just picks the wrong projects because they always get cancelled.

April 28 2008 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Paula Marshall is married to the ultra hot Danny Nucci. She has used up all her career mojo with that score.

April 28 2008 at 8:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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