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AMC Picks Up Cheri Oteri's Mini-Comedy 'Life Coach'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 16th 2010 8:30PM
AMC has done wonders with dramatic series like 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' but hasn't really tried to crack the comedy bubble yet.

Their first and biggest attempt to date comes in the form of a "mini-com" called 'Life Coach' starring former 'SNL'-er Cheri Oteri as Liza, a life counselor with some major life control problems of her own. The show serves as both a web series and a buffer between AMC's Monday night movies.

The episodes will feature celebrity appearances including comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, CNN talking face Nancy Grace and actor and 'Perfect Strangers' star Mark Linn-Baker.

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Tracy Morgan: The TV Squad Interview

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 26th 2009 11:00AM
Tracy Morgan: I Am The New BlackAs my Thursday afternoon time slot to interview Tracy Morgan came closer, I knew I was in for an interesting twenty minutes. As most people have seen and heard over the years, interviewing Tracy is an amusement park ride that even Busch Gardens couldn't conceive. He's blunt. His emotions rise and fall quicker than a roller coaster. And you never know what he's going to say.

When I got to talk to him, he had been interviewing all day in support of his surprisingly emotional and inspirational memoir I Am The New Black, and he was tired. But there was a lot of stuff I wanted to ask him about, only some of which involved his well-publicized smackdowns of SNL co-stars Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan. There was also his criticism of David Israel and Jim O'Doherty, the creators of The Tracy Morgan Show, and just the general details about his rough upbringing in the Bronx and Brooklyn in the '70s and '80s. Tracy didn't disappoint.

So, buckle up folks, and get ready for a fun ride. Audio and a transcript is after the jump.

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Sit Down, Shut Up: Pilot (series premiere)

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 19th 2009 9:31PM
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(S01E01) I still stand behind the early look of Sit Down, Shut Up I did a few days ago: the pilot was underwhelming. For everything that works about it, there seem to be at least two things that don't. However, before I did this review, I decided to watch the pilot again, so it would be fresh in my mind. What I found is that the show definitely grows on you.

While I didn't really laugh at all the first time through, re-watching it allowed me to pick up on some of the more subtle things that I missed. That, combined with the fact that I've seen the second episode, which is much better, really made me appreciate this episode more.

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Sit Down, Shut Up -- An early look

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 17th 2009 5:02PM
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I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has been breathlessly anticipating Sit Down, Shut Up (premiering on FOX Sunday at 8:30 PM ET), the newest series from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz. SDSU is an animated series based on a live-action Australian show by the same name. It follows a group of under-performing teachers at a Florida high school.

The teachers are all flaky, disinterested in their students, and with the exception of Larry Littlejunk (Jason Bateman), highly under-qualified for their positions. An example? Miracle Grohe (Kristen Chenoweth), the science teacher, beat Larry out of the job by stripping off all her clothes and yelling, "I ain't come from no monkey!"

The humor manages to be both broad and subtle at the same time, much in the way Arrested Development managed to be. However, though Bateman himself calls this show an animated version of AD, that's overstating it a bit. Sit Down, Shut Up, is more like Arrested Development's annoying younger brother.

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NASCAR and Nigel: TV Guide in 60 seconds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 25th 2006 10:32AM
  • Cheri OteriOn the cover: race car driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has a "revved-up attitude."
  • An interview with The Dead Zone's Sean Patrick Flannery.
  • Michael Ausiello talks with Cheri Oteri and finds out what happened to that show she was going to do with J.J. Abrams.
  • Matt Roush isn't too thrilled with the TV version of Blade.
  • In the print edition only: a Q and A with House star Lisa Edelstein; a diary from the set of The 4400; everything you wanted to know about So You Think You Can Dance; a guide to all the crazy plots on the soaps this summer; and a guest column from Garrison Keillor.

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