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Chelsea Handler Lands NBC Comedy, Molly Shannon to Play An Ex-Nun on HBO and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 3rd 2010 2:00PM
Chelsea HandlerChelsea Handler's already a successful talk show host and best-selling author. Now the comedian has another title to add to her resume: sitcom creator.

Deadline reports that NBC has ordered a pilot of Handler's half-hour comedy, 'Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea,' based on her book of the same name. The semi-autobiographical show follows a the exploits of a twentysomething Chelsea, who will have a different occupation than the real comedian but whose character traits will be based on Handler. Some storylines will be taken from essays included in Handler's three books.

Handler will executive produce but not star -- she's already signed on to play a scripted version of herself in a comedy series for E!

In other TV news ...

'Sex and the City' veteran Michael Patrick King has created a new series about a straight hairdresser experiencing a mid-life crisis. The show will most likely wind up at NBC. [Vulture]

HBO is a comedy about an ex-nun that will star former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Molly Shannon. The show will follow a woman who leaves her convent after becoming a nun when her heart was broken at 18. "It's James Joyce meets Judd Apatow -- a female '40 Year Old Virgin' with a huge dollop of Catholic weirdness thrown in," creator Tim Long said. [Deadline]

TLC ordered eight more episodes of its hit reality series 'L.A. Ink.' The episodes will be added to the second half of the fourth season of the show, which follows Los Angeles tattoo artist Kat Von D. [Variety]

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'Childrens Hospital' -- When the Power Goes Out, the Insanity Kicks In (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 11th 2010 7:30AM
'Childrens Hospital' -- When the Power Goes Out, the Insanity Kicks InOn 'Childrens Hospital' (Sun., 10:30PM ET on Cartoon Network), the power goes off ... and everyone goes crazy. There's a terrible heat wave taking place -- and no electricity means no air conditioning. But after they're exposed to the heat, the doctors descend into madness. Things fall apart really quickly. Excessively quickly, even.

You might shocked that a simple lack of AC could lead to an armed showdown, sexual assault, insane policemen, and a screaming clown. ... But then, maybe you've just never seen the show before. The satirical medical comedy is all about getting weird and getting offensive -- always has been, always will be.

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Chris Matthews has a giant head on Family Guy (and in real life)

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 1st 2009 5:02PM
This is an amusing clip from Sunday's episode of Family Guy. It's one of those pop culture flashbacks that the show does and has Chris Matthews and his giant head, talking over and interrupting his guest just like he does in real life. Special bonus: an appearance by someone from That 70s Show!

[Watch clips and episodes of Family Guy and other shows at SlashControl.]

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24: 8:00AM - 9:00AM (season premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 11th 2009 9:03PM

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in '24.'
(S07E01) "Just came along for the ride." - Jack

This never gets old to say: Jack is back. When I first watched tonight's opening hour last week, I felt as though I'd already seen a lot of it. Much of the general plot has been leaked for months now, and FOX has been airing promos that probably gave a little too much away. That doesn't mean that it wasn't one hell of an hour full of life lessons. The most important one? Jack Bauer can kick your ass while wearing a suit and tie too.

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Worst Week -- An early look

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 19th 2008 11:04AM
Worst Week cast
Sam Briggs is a schlemiel. Everything that can go wrong in his life, every dumb thing a guy can do while trying to do the right thing, happens to Sam.

The preview of Worst Week (premiering Monday at 9:30 PM ET on CBS) has not changed dramatically from this ready-to-go pilot. The premise is simply this: can a good guy like Sam overcome all the stupid things he does and find happiness with the girl he loves and her family that loathes him?

For the pilot, Worst Week works really well as broad farce. The situation of this situation comedy goes from bad to worse to worse still. It's funny. It's over the top. It's very, very outrageous. Whether or not they can sustain this level of silliness and maintain some semblance of believability week in and week out is the big question for Worst Week.

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Medium: Partners in Crime - VIDEO

by Paul Goebel, posted Apr 15th 2008 8:02AM

The upstanding Det. Scanlon(S04E12) I had all but forgotten about Kurtwood Smith. I've been a big fan ever since Robocop and this character is really fun to watch. I only wish the writers had given his character a different name. Every time someone calls him Agent Cooper, I flashback to Twin Peaks and I feel like I'm betraying Medium by wishing that Peaks was still on the air.

One of the best things about Smith is how he can be so menacing while still keeping a smile on his face. In fact, I find him scarier when he smiles. I felt the same way when Red would actually say something nice to a member of his family on That 70's Show.

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Psych: Forget Me Not

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 20th 2007 11:21AM

The cast of Psych(S01E09) After five long months Psych has returned with all new episodes featuring James Roday as Shawn Spencer and Dule Hill (The West Wing) as his trusty companion Gus. For those of you who watched and enjoyed this show when it aired over the summer on USA I say welcome back. For those of you who aren't familiar with this comedy-mystery hybrid (I call it a mysterdy) let me give you a brief synopsis of the plot . . .

The show follows Shawn in his role as a police psychic, solving crimes that they cannot (which are many). However, he really isn't a true psychic. In reality, he has an extraordinarily keen eye minute details, which he obtained through intense training conducted by his policeman father (Corbin Bernsen).

Got it? There will be a quiz at the end of the review, of course. With that out of the way let's move on to this week's show.

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Medium: Profiles In Terror

by Brett Love, posted Dec 14th 2006 7:10AM
Kurtwood Smith(S03E06) I think that most people probably thought of Red Foreman when they saw Kurtwood Smith in the previews for this episode. Any actor that does a role for that long is going to be tied to it to some degree. Especially if it is something like That 70's Show which is in syndication so you are constantly stumbling over it. But it is a credit to Kurtwood that while I was secretly hoping for him to call someone a dumb-ass the whole time, he made Edward Cooper something completely different.

Cooper is an interesting character. At once the hero, and the villain. I suspected going in that there would be some butting of the heads as his clinical studying of the evidence clashed with Allison's visions. And we did get some of that. It was made even better with the first round going to Cooper. He was so smarmy and confident as he shot Allison down again and again. It seemed to set up perfectly for Allison to eventually be proven right and get the "I told you so" moment that she wanted so badly.

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The O.C. moves to later timeslot

by Anna Johns, posted Dec 21st 2005 11:36AM
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summer ocPerhaps it's a move that will open up the 8 o'clock hour for American Idol during late February and early March, since FOX is airing the results shows for the semi-finals on Thursday nights. FOX is moving The O.C. to the 9 o'clock hour, from the 8 o'clock slot its held since the first season. That time slot is now open, thanks to the cancellation of Reunion. The move happens on January 12, when new episodes of The O.C. return. FOX's announcement also gives a hint of what's to come in the second half of this season on The O.C. Ryan, Summer, and Seth launch a plan to get Marissa back into Harbor in time for graduation. One of the upcoming episodes, called "The Safe Harbor", is a tribute to an episode of Beverly Hills 90210 where the gang fought to get Donna to graduate. Plus, there's that whole college thing that still needs to be figured out. Where will they all go so we can continue to watch The O.C.?

Sliding into The O.C.'s old time slot are back-to-back episodes of That 70s Show. At least, until Idol takes over.

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