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News Roundup: Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins BET Sitcom, Janeane Garofalo to Guest on IFC Comedy

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 2nd 2010 6:30PM
Malcolm-Jamal Warner'Cosby Show' veteran Malcolm-Jamal Warner has signed on to star in BET's new sitcom pilot opposite Tracee Ellis Ross.

As we previously reported, Ross will star as Dr. Carla Reed, a psychiatrist who is trying to balance her home life and work. According to Deadline Hollywood, Warner is expected to play Ross' husband.

Besides 'The Cosby Show,' Warner's past TV credits include a recent stint on 'Sherri,' 'Jeremiah' and 'The Cleaner.'

In other TV news ...

Deadline Hollywood is also reporting that Fiona Gubelmann has been cast in FX's pilot, 'Wilfred.'

Gubelmann joins Elijah Wood and Jason Gann in the comedy based on the Australian series of the same name. Gann played the title character, a dog, in the original series. Only Ryan (Wood) sees his possible love interest's (Gubelmann) dog as a human in a dog costume.

• Adrianne Palicki announced at the TCA panel for Fox's 'Lone Star' that she'll return to NBC's 'Friday Night Lights' for the series' final two episodes. Palicki played Tyra in the show's first two seasons. She was last seen heading off to college after graduating from Dillon High.

• According to the Hollywood Reporter, Janeane Garofalo has signed to guest star on IFC's 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.'

The six-episode series written by and starring David Cross debuts on Oct. 1. Russ Tamblyn will also guest star on the comedy about the an awkward office temp who is also a liar.

Johnny Marr of The Smiths will provide original music.

• Emmy-winner Bernie West has passed away at the age of 92. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'All in the Family' producer and screenwriter succumbed to complications from Alzheimer's disease. West and his writing partner Mickey Ross created the character of Maude, famously played by Bea Arthur. West also worked on classic sitcoms such as 'Three's Company,' and 'The Jeffersons.'

• In the midst of its acquisition of NBC, Comcast has signed a 10-year content deal with CBS. The deal is primarily for retransmission consent of CBS TV stations including cable channels such as Showtime. According to the Hollywood Reporter, no financial deals were disclosed, but in the past with other retransmission deals CBS has received 50 cents per subscriber per month.

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"She was last scene heading off to college..."

Do you people even read your own copy? I know this is the internet and all, but no respectable newspaper or magazine would allow that error to make it to print. As someone who works in publishing, I'm appalled by the lax standards on this site.

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