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Debra Messing Will Be All 'Wright vs. Wrong'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 4th 2010 9:29AM
debra_messing_hand_face_smileGrace is ready to try again. Actress Debra Messing has signed for a new television show called 'Wright vs. Wrong,' a sitcom for ABC, and if you think this is going to be anything like 'Will & Grace,' think again. (Although if they're smart, it better be just as funny!)

The premise of the pilot for 'Wright vs. Wrong' is that Debra plays Evelyn Wright, a strong-minded, ambitious political personality who espouses the conservative, right-wing agenda. However, while she has this tough, conservative personality for the public, behind the scenes she's consumed by her foibles and flaws.

So she's half-Grace Adler, the flawed, foibled part. Grace's politics, at least what she tried to articulate in her goofy way, was of the liberal lefty variety.

Messing is a wonderful comic actress and should make the most of this character's dichotomy. In fact, this could be a real skewering of the Ann Coulter-types and some of the other talking heads that turn up on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

In addition to starring, Debra Messing also has an executive producer credit on the single-camera sitcom (unlike 'W&G' which was a three-camera show, but like Messing's other series, 'The Starter Wife').

'MadTV' alum Stephnie Weir is writing the show, and 'Arrested Development's' Mitch Hurwitz is one of the exec producers, along with Weir, Messing, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.

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Dave F.

..."In fact, this could be a real skewering of the Ann Coulter-types and some of the other talking heads that turn up on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. " I'm sure it will be another show I won't watch for just that reason. Try all you want to prop up the Liberals in Congress ahead of this year's elections, but I know of at least 219 people who will lose their jobs in early November... :-D

March 24 2010 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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