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Oh, good! Catherine O'Hara to star in ABC pilot

by Allison Waldman, posted May 2nd 2008 1:01PM
CAtherine O'HaraThis sounds like a stroke of genius. Make that two geniuses when it comes to comedy. Catherine O'Hara and Rob Thomas working together. O'Hara has been cast as the lead in Good Behavior, one of three Rob Thomas projects in the works for next season (although he has stepped back from Beverly Hills 90210 to concentrate on Good Behavior and Cupid). If the ABC dramedy manages to get picked up and O'Hara is heading up the project, they can count on me to tune in. Yeah, I said it. I'm committed if the SCTV-vet is committed.

Catherine, who might be best known as Kevin's mother in Home Alone and Home Alone 2, is better known to comedy devotees for her brilliant work on SCTV -- Lola "I want to have your baby" Heatherton, and the Christopher Guest mockumentaries like Best in Show (she was Cookie Guggleman Fleck, the trampy wife of Eugene Levy, both of whom adored their terrier).

Good Behavior is based on Outrageous Fortune, a New Zealand series about a criminal family. Catherine is Jackie West, the matriarch of the clan, and when her spouse is caught and thrown in jail for five years, she decides that it's time for the rest of the family to go straight.

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D.L.

There's also a British version of the show called "Honest".

May 03 2008 at 2:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

God loves a terrier...yes he does, God...loves...a terrier!

May 02 2008 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paul

I'm definitely in if it gets picked up!

May 02 2008 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Papps

Her catch fraze was "I want to bear your children" but its all good.
Should be interesting to see how this show fares...

May 02 2008 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cincinnati Mike

She can bring the drama, too. She was excellent as Lisa's psychotic boss on Six Feet Under. As for "dramedy," her bittersweet Marilyn Hack was the best thing about For Your Consideration, which was Christopher Guest's weakest effort in a long time.

May 02 2008 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iamored8907

She was so funny in last years Penelope! I love her

May 02 2008 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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