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Alanis Morissette Books 'Up All Night,' Klaus Gets Brothers on 'Vampire Diaries' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 6:15PM
Alanis Morissette Up All NightAlanis Morissette is staying 'Up All Night.'

According to TVLine, Morissette will play a former member of Ava's (Maya Rudolph) music group, Sound LLC. Talk show host Ava's musical past was previously touched upon when Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone guest starred as her ex-boyfriend.

Morissette has previously done guest spots on 'Sex and the City,' 'Weeds,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'American Dreams.' Her episode is set to air in early 2012.

In other casting news ...

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'American Idol:' Top 3 Perform for a Shot at the Finale Recap

by Hilary Rothing, posted May 19th 2011 12:30AM
Baby, lock them damn doors already and turn the lights down low! It was time to get down to business tonight as the Top 3 tackled a trio of songs, including their own picks as well as selections from the judges and mega-producer Jimmy Iovine.

On the heels of an inspiring hometown visit, yet with two-thirds of the night out of their hands, how did Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart handle the pressure?

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Alanis Morissette Needs to Be Rescued on 'Weeds' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 17th 2010 7:00AM
Alanis Morissette Needs Rescuing on 'Weeds'On 'Weeds' (Mon., 10PM ET on SHO), Dr. Audra Kitson (Alanis Morissette) has been taken hostage by her stalker -- a "religiously delusional schizophrenic" with a crossbow.

"Let me save you, Audra, please," he tells her. "Let's wash the blood of the unborn off your hands and live together in the light of the lord ... You're a godless baby murderer! But I'm willing to work with you because I love you."

How tempting. As she wonders if her "loser" boyfriend Andy will come rescue her, Nancy appears. Does she have a plan?

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Alanis Morissette's Role on 'Weeds' Was Her Idea -- Sort Of (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 12th 2010 7:02AM
Alanis Morissette Talks 'Weeds' on 'Chelsea Lately'Yes, Alanis Morissette is pregnant. But this is TV Squad, so for more on that you'll have to go elsewhere. Instead, we've got some scoop on 'Weeds,' which Morissette discussed on 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!).

She will indeed reprise her role and "hang out" with the Botwins. However, Morissette couldn't say much more about the new season. She explained, "I want it to be kept secret from me, because I'm a fan."

So much of a fan that she pursued 'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan for a place on the show. She told Kohan, "I had this thought that maybe there could be some compassionate female energy on the show, because they're really hardcore with each other. And she said, 'Funny you should say that ... We have this idea for a character."

Morissette auditioned, and it was "a slam-dunk moment."

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alanis Morissette Returning to 'Weeds'

by Gary Susman, posted Jun 23rd 2010 1:20PM
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Justin Kirk on 'Weeds'You oughta know... that Alanis Morissette and Jennifer Jason Leigh are both returning to 'Weeds' this season.

The two season 5 guest stars will be back for brief visits in season 6. According to Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files blog, Leigh will return for one episode as Jill, older sister to Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker). Morissette, who played Nancy's obstetrician, Audra, will be back for two episodes. Both characters hooked up with Nancy's brother-in-law, Andy (Justin Kirk), last season -- he had a fling with Jill and a more serious relationship with Audra.

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Weeds: A Distinctive Horn

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 28th 2009 5:06AM
Alanis Morissette on Weeds(S05E08) "I've come to reclaim my territory, Superfly." - Nancy to Andy, who's turned her room into a 1960s crash pad

First of all, for some reason, I find Alanis Morissette completely annoying as the doctor. I don't know if she's just boring or whether it's because she was mean to Andy: "You're unemployed, you're closer to 40 than 30, you drive a car from a TV show, and your greatest recent accomplishment was beating the upside-down kill screen in Ms. Pacman."

The only upside of her and Andy's date is that it got him to shave that ridiculous Geico caveman beard off. I really appreciate seeing his face again.

I also love the little vignettes at the beginning of each ep with the opening credits. Tonight's featured a file drawer with a "Weeds" file and a "Jenji Kohan" file. I also picked out a "Power of Attorney" file, which came into play later in the episode.

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Weeds: Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 21st 2009 3:16AM
Weeds - Justin Kirk and Alanis Morissette

(S05E07) "We have to get the fuck out of here right now. These people bludgeon innocent golfers for sport." - Shane to Nancy

Oh my gosh. There were so many funny scenes and quotes in this episode of Weeds, I don't even know where to begin. Let's start with Shane, who surely is the smartest kid on TV right now. When Nancy had him look up the mysterious woman (Zuzao) in Esteban's life on Wikipedia, Shane's translations were spot on:

  • Sole heir to a vast telecommunications company: "media manipulator"
  • On the Board of the Mexican Stock Exchange: "inside trader"
  • Philanthropist: "tax evader"

I mean, really. I'm not sure how old Shane is -- I'm sure one of you will tell me -- but that's darn smart for a kid of any age.

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Weeds: Van Nuys

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 7th 2009 6:32AM
Weeds - Van Nuys(S05E05) "These are very dark waters you're swimming in, even for you." - Andy to Nancy

Well, hmmm ... just when we all thought Nancy had gone completely over the edge and was unredeemable, she brings it back a little and becomes a mom again. ("I can't live like this anymore! Shane was a good kid! Now he's robbing his teacher!").

So she makes Shane go apologize for shaking down his English teacher (hey, the guy deserved it for driving off with Shane's weed) and shooting his bird. And then she goes all mama-bear by cutting off the teacher's air supply after he pushes Shane down.

The guy's a jerk. Give Shane back his weed! I'm sorry the bird got caught in the crossfire, though. I'm sure no birds were harmed in the making of this episode.

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TV News Daily: Murray and Burton Leave 'One Tree Hill'

by Thomas DiChiara, posted May 13th 2009 12:00PM
One Tree Hill'One Tree Hill' newlyweds Lucas and Peyton are taking a permanent honeymoon.

Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, whose characters were hitched on Monday's episode, are leaving the show after next week's season finale, reportedly due to failed contract negotiations.

In other news, Fox has renewed 'Lie to Me,' Alanis Morissette is fired up to do some "tasteful nudity" on 'Weeds,' and Starz is going to keep 'Party' going.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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Rosie Live now among the living dead

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 30th 2008 12:05PM
It seems that the show NBC hoped would revive the variety show format was getting an autopsy before it even had a chance to get off of the operating table.

E! Online reports that Rosie O'Donnell said her live variety show, the cleverly named Rosie Live, won't make it past the first episode, or as she so cutely wrote on her web site, "there will b no more."

The one and only episode of Rosie's return from TV purgatory was dismal, to say the least. Friday's Wednesday's episode only drew 5 million viewers, despite the appearance of high profile celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Alanis Morissette and Ne-Yo to help them forget the fact that they were watching a show where Rosie O'Donnell is the star.

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Rosie Live...or how NBC is trying to revive TV variety shows

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 13th 2008 1:00AM
rosieOnce upon a time the airwaves were filled with TV variety shows. There were stars like Sonny and Cher and Donny and Marie, and further back, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Carol Burnett Show.

Well, Rosie O'Donnell remembers that kind of TV entertainment, and she thinks it's what America wants now. As Bob reported not long ago, NBC is giving her an hour to see if anyone agrees, the night before Thanksgiving, November 26, from 9-10 p.m. ET, Rosie Live will air live from the Shubert Theater in New York.

The news today is that Rosie has booked Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette to provide the musical portion of the program. The plans for the rest of the hour include a topical monologue, which Rosie should have no problem pulling off because she did one every day on her daytime talk show.

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NBC sets premiere date for improv series

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 26th 2007 8:22PM
dave foleyAs Julia mentioned last month, NBC is launching a comedy improv series with an impressive guest list (details below). Thank God You're Here is adapted from an Australian improv series that's part game show, part Whose Line is it Anyway? Contestants will have to choose doors where a comedy sketch is taking place. The guest will be welcomed with the line, "Thank God You're Here!" and they will have to improv their way into the scene. Judges/hosts will be Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley and In Living Color's David Alan Grier.

Guests scheduled to appear include Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Bryan Cranston, Jason Alexander, Wayne Knight, Ana Gasteyer, Chelsea Handler, Joel McHale, George Takei, Tom Green, Nicole Sullivan, Tom Arnold, Fran Drescher, Shannon Elizabeth, Paul Rodriguez, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Mo'Nique, and Alanis Morrisette.

I have always been a sucker for Whose Line is it Anyway?, so I'm going to give this one a chance for sure. Thank God You're Here premieres on two Mondays, April 9 and 16 at 8 pm, before moving to its permanent timeslot on Wednesday, April 18 at 8 pm.

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Nip/Tuck: Liz Cruz

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 4th 2006 1:33PM

Dylan Walsh, Alanis Morissette, and Julian McMahon.

(S04E09) I apologize for the lateness of this review folks but I moved into a new apartment this week and was without cable TV for a few days. I got hooked up yesterday afternoon though, just in time to record the repeat of this week's episode. That being said, I'm going to go out on a limb here. I just watched it and this may very well have been the most well written, best acted episode of Nip/Tuck yet. It was absolutely phenomenal.

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Alanis Morissette to guest star on Nip/Tuck

by Richard Keller, posted Sep 12th 2006 7:31PM

Alanis Morrisette to guest on Nip/TuckSinger Alanis Morissette has signed on to guest star in three episodes of the FX drama Nip/Tuck. During her run she will play the lesbian girlfriend of Dr. Liz Cruz (Roma Maffia). The show itself, which recently kicked off its fourth season on FX, has already included guest stars Larry Hagman and Kathleen Turner into its story lines.

While now known primarily as a signer singer, Alanis is no stranger to television. Back in 2000 she guest-starred on HBO's Sex and the City where she shared an on-screen kiss with Sarah Jessica Parker during a game of spin the bottle. Recently she's been seen on American Dreams and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

And, of course, how can we forget that her career began on a little known show called You Can't Do That on Television, which was a staple on Nickelodeon for the longest time. I wonder if she got slimed at any time during her tenure on the show.

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Rosie O'Donnell starring in a Nip/Tuck spin off?

Nip/Tuck lines up celebrity guests for next season

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