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Christina Applegate Lands NBC Role, USA Announces 'White Collar,' 'Covert Affairs' Premiere Dates and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 18th 2011 3:00PM
Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate is eying a return to TV in Lorne Michaels' new NBC pilot.

The 'Samantha Who?' star fielded many pilot offers, including ABC's 'Good Christian Bitches,' before taking the role of a working mom in NBC's untitled comedy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Applegate will star as a working mom who has a stay-at-home husband and pretty opinionated parents. The project comes from 'Parks and Recreation' writer Emily Spivey.

In other TV news ...

USA Network will roll out new seasons of hit shows 'White Collar' and 'Covert Affairs' June 7. Although 'White Collar' just finished airing its second season last week, production begins on season 3 in the next few days. [Variety]

'90210' showrunner Rebecca Sinclair is stepping down from her post. Sinclair's contract was up, and she decided not to renew. The show finished filming its third season last week. Sinclair took over showrunner duties after the end of the critically panned first season, and has largely been credited for instilling a renewed energy into the rebooted series. No word on her replacement yet. [TV Line]

Two 'Real World: Back to New Orleans' cast members are wanted by police after failing to show up for their Wednesday court date in Florida. Jemmye Carroll and Ryan Knight were arrested for disorderly conduct on Saturday. According to the police report, Carroll blamed a black eye on a security guard but a witness saw her repeatedly punching herself in the face. [RadarOnline]

HBO's latest TV movie, 'Cinema Verite,' now has a premiere date. The film is about what is widely considered to be the precursor to reality television, PBS's 12-part series 'An American Family,' which documented the dysfunction and divorce of a supposedly typical American family. The HBO film, which stars Diane Lane and James Gandolfini, will debut on April 23. [TV Guide]

ABC announced its newest summer game show, titled '101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.' Contestants answer trivia questions, but the main event happens after they're eliminated, when they exit the show in a crazy way -- like getting shot out of a cannon or pushed off a moving tractor trailer. [Deadline]

Shania Twain's OWN series, 'Why Not? With Shania Twain,' will premiere May 8. The series will follow the singer as she crosses the country on a road trip and reminisces about the difficult times in her life. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Good Christian Bitches, wow, would Hollywood have signed onto Good Jewish Bitches? Or Good Muslim... well, you get the drift. Anti-Christian propaganda at work again. Sad. And taking religion out of it, since when are women staying quiet over "bitches" in a TV show? Misogynistic, anti-Christian rhetoric in 2011. Very sad. These are the morals some adults think are good to expose children to...? Some anti-Christian, men anyway. Bad dads, BAD!

March 20 2011 at 4:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dennis

This sounds great - I can't believe a network could have been stupid enough to cancel Samantha Who? I thought the plot sounded really stupid - and quickly became a fan of the show!

March 20 2011 at 3:24 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
www.jay.com

not been a big fan of usa tv shows lately i did like silk stocking in 80's and there was a good vs evil show can't
remember title physch is good .i do like that they stuck with wwe raw all this time . they did have a good line up
of shows once walker texas ranger, nash bridges , jag , ncis is good but that and law in order are played out right now oh and monk to me sucked , white collar i'm not feeling it , pacific blue with mario lopez was good usa tv lacks one thing a good family show because as of now they should change the name from usa to crime/drama tv and please usa don't run one movie 3 nights in a row i think we seen enough of johnny depp's
pirate movie the black peal good movie just don't run it to much there are others one last thing in covert affairs the blind guy don't seem real how you blind and you work a job using a computer i can see he looks like he's
faking beeing blind

March 20 2011 at 2:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hamilton

SO glad to hear your back----you've gone through alot and stayed on top--beautiful lady--GOOD luck--love you

March 20 2011 at 1:36 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
jwat289783

we love you, christina, whatever you do will be great with us

March 20 2011 at 12:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim & Angie

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Applegate will star as a working mom who has a stay-at-home husband and pretty opinionated parents

Didn't she do this role before, and for the same network, in a show called "Jesse"? It aired in between "Friends" & "Seinfeld".

Well, it can't be any worse than The Office, Parks & Recreation, Community, 30 Rock.

March 19 2011 at 11:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
teltech543

She is still a cutie.

March 19 2011 at 9:38 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
djtonydee

YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

March 19 2011 at 8:39 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Grandma

'WE LOVE YOU'' KELLY.

March 19 2011 at 8:38 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
tvguyau

Happy to hear about return dates for Covert Affairs and White Collar.
Two great USA Network Shows. A Little suprised just how quick White Collar is coming back but i guess they will do a half season from june then come back later and finish the season like they have been.
Anyway good luck to both casts of both shows looking forward to their work.

March 18 2011 at 4:49 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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