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Jaime Pressly Cast In New Bays/Thomas Pilot

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 23rd 2010 9:29AM

Jaime PresslyAdmittedly, the name Jaime Pressly springs more to mind one of the 'Poison Ivy' movies rather than her Emmy-winning role on 'My Name is Earl,' but obviously other people feel differently. She's just been cast in a supporting role in the as-yet-untitled comedy pilot from the creators of 'How I Met Your Mother,' about an unmarried couple that live in Pittsburgh.

It's somewhat understandable why Pressly didn't get the lead role. For one thing, it's about a younger couple and sadly Pressly is only aging upwards. For another, a supporting role would likely allow her to use her terrific comedic acting chops much better than a straight-laced lead role. In the right circumstances, television supporting characters can be more memorable than the leads and make the show more of an ensemble.

After her terrific acting in 'Earl,' it's only surprising it took this long to get another role. Considering that both Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee have already landed other television roles as well, there must be life after 'Earl.'

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MAKB

Great news ! .... She was fantastic on 'Earle'. There were many times she had me in tears after one of Joy's rants. I'll certainly give anything she's in a chance.

March 23 2010 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
adrienne

So, I'm not going to watch this now. I was looking forward to it, but not so much now. I don't like her at all. Hated My Name is Earl.

March 23 2010 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CaptainAmericaHatesHippies

She's both beautiful and talented, but I'm still very sad about "Earl" getting the axe.

BTW, what have Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee got going on the TV burner? I didn't know they had any projects.

March 23 2010 at 10:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GL

She's hilarious. I'm glad they found her something new.

March 23 2010 at 9:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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