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Cheech Marin Lands Fox Sitcom Role, NBC Developing Comedy Based on Esquire Column and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2010 11:00AM
Cheech MarinCheech Marin is returning to series TV with a role in Fox's pilot 'Outnumbered.'

The sitcom follows a couple, Sue (Ana Ortiz) and Pete (Cliff Chamberlain), who are overwhelmed by their three children on a regular basis. According to Deadline Hollywood, Marin has been tapped to play Sue's father.

Look for his character to be on a variety of pills and believe the kids deserve a good hit every once in a while.

In other TV news ...

Watch out, Netflix. Amazon is reportedly developing a streaming service that would bundled with its Amazon Prime membership services. Sony and Microsoft are also looking into sending streaming content via video game systems. [Hollywood Reporter]

Harry Hamlin is reprising his role on 'Army Wives.' Hamlin's Professor Chandler appeared in two episodes last season. [Deadline Hollywood]

Dawn Olivieri will guest star on 'The Vampire Diaries.' Vampire fans may recognize Olivieri from her brief stint on 'True Blood' as Alcide's sister. On 'The Vampire Diaries,' the actress will play a Mystic Falls newscaster. [The Vault]

NBC has ordered a script based on the Esquire magazine feature 'Ten Things You Don't Know About Women.' Betsy Thomas of 'My Boys' is writing the script and will executive produce. The project will feature three sisters at different stages of relationships: One is married, one is divorced and one is single. [Variety]

Comedy Central is getting into business with comedian Matt Braunger. The project follows Braunger, a 'MadTV' alumnus, as a closed-captioner by day who gets into absurd situations with his friend at night. [Deadline Hollywood]

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I hope it's good, I've missed Cheech since "Nash Bridges" went off, and I never was a big "Judging Amy" fan.

December 07 2010 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alfred Schrader

Oh no, hey man, don't like be like that man. You know. Like who's gonna like do the Santa thing this year man ? How does he get those raindeer to fly man ?

December 06 2010 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

who's going to drive willies bus now?

December 06 2010 at 7:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Glad to see him back on t.v. I've always like Cheech. Great comedic actor!

December 06 2010 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MaryLou Michelin

I used to see Cheech in Carpinteria, Ca.. He was always very nice and down to earth. I wish him the besdt and glad he is back.

December 06 2010 at 4:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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