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Amber Tamblyn, 'House' Crew Team for New Project, Changes at 'NCIS: LA' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 11th 2011 12:10PM
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn may be checking out of 'House,' but the young starlet isn't preparing to leave the Fox family just yet.

According to Deadline, Tamblyn is teaming with 'House' executive producer Katie Jacobs and 'The Wire' co-creartor Ed Burns for a project about a young public school teacher. The drama project has a script commitment from the network.

Jacbos and Tamblyn came up with the idea together while working on 'House,' and the duo brought in Burns to further develop the project together. Burns will write and Jacobs is set to direct.

In other TV news ...

Adult Swim has ordered a pilot from Bob Odenkirk. The 'Breaking Bad' star will direct and produce 'Regal Productions,' a series that follows a low-budget production studio based out of a strip mall. [Deadline]

Is 'NCIS: LA' getting a new operations manager? Claire Forlani has joined the cast on a recurring basis as Lauren Hunter, the team's new manager. What about Hetty? You'll have to watch and see. [Entertainment Weekly]

Danny Glover has booked a guest role on 'Leverage.' Glover will guest as a retired war veteran who comes across a piece of art that has some mystery surrounding it. Glover will also narrate the majority of his episode. [TVLine]

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A Surprise Return on 'CSI: NY' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 20th 2010 3:25AM
A Surprise Return on 'CSI:  NY'What do you do when an old lover comes back? That's the question on 'CSI: NY' (Wed., 10PM ET on CBS).

[Spoiler alert.]

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Thomas Haden Church, Claire Forlani Exit 'Episodes'

by Audrey Fine, posted Apr 29th 2010 12:20PM
Citing a scheduling conflict with an indie film he's working on, Oscar-nominated actor Thomas Haden Church has bowed out of Showtime's upcoming original series 'Episodes,' the Hollywood Reporter is reporting.

Also making an exit: Claire Forlani ('Meet Joe Black'), though no word yet on the reason behind her exit. In the meantime, Forlani has been unceremoniously replaced by British actress Tasmin Greig.

Currently in pre-production in London with a start date set for mid-May, 'Episodes' stars Matt LeBlanc as, surprise, Matt LeBlanc. The single-camera show from 'Friends' creator David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik has the erstwhile 'Joey' parodying himself as he vies to be cast in a U.S. version of a hit U.K. sitcom.

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Three Join Matt LeBlanc Showtime Comedy

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 3rd 2010 4:02PM
matt leblanc showtimeYou gotta hand it to Matt LeBlanc. The guy must have a pretty good sense of humor to star as himself in a show where he's essentially nothing but a punchline.

The former 'Friends' cast member is the joke (or at least one of the jokes) in the new Showtime/BBC comedy series 'Episodes', about a successful UK comedy duo forced to cast LeBlanc as the lead in a crappy US version of their hit show.

Bob posted a promo for the show last month, in which LeBlanc is humiliated having to audition to play himself ("You want Matt LeBlanc, you get Matt Leblanc!"). Judging by the funny promo, it looks like 'Episodes' could appeal to fans of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Entourage', and 'Pilot Season'.

We don't have a premiere date for the series yet, but THR is reporting that three actors have signed to co-star alongside the one-time Joey Tribbiani.

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CSI: NY - People with Money (season premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Sep 21st 2006 11:38AM
CSI: NY(S03E01) I'm not planning on covering CSI: NY all season (once it starts up, I'll be writing reviews for 30 Rock on Wednesday nights), but I figured I should at least put something up on the season premiere. It was actually pretty decent, especially since I think this is the weakest show in the CSI franchise. Describing any of the intricacies of the cases seems pointless at this point though. In the off season, this show has gone through a lot of changes and that's what I'd like to discuss.

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