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Amy Sedaris Joins 'Good Wife,' 'CSI' Finds Hunk For Catherine & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 19th 2011 11:30AM
Amy Sedaris Joins The Good WifeAmy Sedaris vs. Alan Cumming? We're so there! The 'Strangers With Candy' star is joining CBS's 'The Good Wife' as a nemesis for Cumming's character Eli Gold.

According to TVLine, Sedaris will play Stacie Hall, a lobbyist who starts poaching Eli Gold's clients.

"We love Amy. We sometimes have dreams of switching all the actors from 'The Wire' and 'Strangers With Candy,'" Robert and Michelle King, 'Good Wife' co-creators and executive producers, said in a statement to TVLine. "The next best thing is to have Amy playing Eli Gold's nemesis."

In other casting news ...

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Amy Sedaris Models Weekender Pants and Goes Crazy on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 31st 2011 4:19AM
Will Forte & Amy Sedaris, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'Amy Sedaris pulled on a pair of Weekender pants and all bets were off on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:30AM ET on NBC). What happened next genuinely defies description, as she displayed moves and flexibility that had Jimmy Fallon falling off his chair with laughter.

Even comedian Will Forte, on the couch, had no idea how to react or what to do. Everything felt so completely inappropriate, and yet it really wasn't. What Sedaris was doing, though, was showing us the stretch, comfort and versatility of the pants.

"These work because they have an inside pant," she said striking a pose. "You know what I mean? So you wear them all weekend."

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Colbert Shows Amy Sedaris How He Refashions Dreidels (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 17th 2010 9:10AM
Colbert Refashions Dreidel on 'Colbert Report'Stephen Colbert has a little creation that Amy Sedaris can use if the author of 'I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence' writes another book on entertaining. When she visited 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on COM), the two made holiday decorations together.

Colbert said he gets a lot of dreidels from his Jewish friends, but (not being Jewish), "I don't know what to do with them." So the host turned the dreidel upside down and placed it in a stand made from a champagne-bottle top. He then presented the finished product: A Christmas tree had been painted over the Hebrew letters and a star added to the top. Sedaris joked that it'd make the cover of her next book.

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EXCLUSIVE: Details About Amy Sedaris' Guest Spot on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 10th 2010 3:30PM
Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris is one of those rare women who can light up a room and make you laugh out loud, even when she's playing a completely horrible character.

Best known as Jerri Blank, the middle-aged ex-junkie in her so-wrong-it's-hysterical 'Strangers With Candy,' Sedaris has popped up on some very fun TV shows recently, including 'The Middle,' 'The Closer' and an upcoming stint on 'Royal Pains.'

Next stop: 'Raising Hope,' Fox's freshman hit sitcom (Tuesdays, 9PM ET).

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Nine Fantastic Talk Show Guests

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 9th 2010 1:00PM
Tom HanksTonight, Tom Hanks will appear on the second episode of the new 'Conan.' Hanks is one of the all-time great talk show guests (and likely a favorite of hosts) because he doesn't do what most people do: simply plug their latest movie, TV show, CD or book.

Very few things on TV are more lame and uncomfortable than watching a talk show where the guest has very little to say and hasn't even planned anything to say or do in advance.

After the jump is my list of nine talk show guests you can count on to be funny, interesting, unpredictable -- and often all three. They're the talk show guests that are "must-see" for me.

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Los Angeles School District Declines 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution,' 'Harry Potter' Actress Joins 'True Blood' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 8th 2010 11:10AM
Jamie OliverIt seems not everybody wants a 'Food Revolution' -- The Los Angeles Unified School District has rejected an offer to take part in Jamie Oliver's reality series.

According to TV Guide, Oliver faced resistance when he filmed the first season of 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' in West Virginia, and Los Angeles -- the proposed location for season 2 -- is also proving to be difficult. The school district's director of partnerships in the superintendent's office, Melissa Infusino, sent a letter to the show's producers saying participating would take up too much time.

"We believe our direct work with nutrition experts, health advocates, the community, schools and students is the most effective strategy for our continued success and improvement," Infusino said.

ABC says the show is still in early creative stages and would not comment on a possible location change.

In other TV news ...

Amy Sedaris, star of 'Strangers With Candy,' will guest on Fox's 'Raising Hope.' Details on Sedaris' character are scarce, but she will make out with Burt (Garret Dillahunt). [Hollywood Reporter]

Fiona Shaw, known for her role as Aunt Petunia in the 'Harry Potter' films, will be a series regular on 'True Blood.' Shaw will join the season 4 cast as Marnie, a palm reader who gets taken over by the spirit of a witch. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Amy Sedaris Shows Off Wacky Crafts on 'Wendy Williams' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 3rd 2010 1:50PM
On 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Amy Sedaris impresses Wendy Williams with a range of off-the-wall crafts from her new book 'Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.'

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Amy Sedaris, Tom Cavanagh to Guest Star on 'Royal Pains'

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 23rd 2010 5:00PM
Amy Sedaris'Royal Pains' will wrap up its second season this Thursday on the USA Network, but fans of the medical comedy already have something to look forward to for season 3.

First, they won't have to wait until next summer for new episodes -- season 3 will start in January 2011. And second, according to Fancast.com, the third season will feature two faces familiar to TV comedy fans: Amy Sedaris ('Strangers With Candy') and Tom Cavanagh ('Ed,' 'Scrubs,' 'Trust Me').

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Eight Character Actresses You Should Know

by Jane Murphy, posted May 16th 2010 4:00PM
Where have I seen her before? The answer: everywhere. Here are eight of the hardest working character actresses on TV. Inspired by Eight Character Actors You Need to Know in Details, we present two quartets of women whose faces, at least, are familiar. After reading this, you won't be excused from calling any of them "Oh, her!"

Alison Brie – Classically trained at CalArts and still in her 20s, Brie specializes in "uptight and highly strung." She plays the prim Annie on 'Community,' but might forever be known as the sensible wife Pete Campbell doesn't deserve on ''Mad Men'.

Like a true character actor, Brie knows that the physicality of her roles is what helps her distinguish between the two. "Trudy has a different walk, she has a different voice. Annie carries herself differently, walks faster, does some things higher pitched, you know," she told TV Squad earlier this year.



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Seven TV Stars I'd Love To See on Twitter

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 22nd 2010 6:30PM
Tina FeyAh, Twitter. That web site with the funny name that for many people has suddenly become as vital as e-mail and instant messaging. Even celebrities are into it, and while there are many TV stars who on it, there are even more who aren't but should be. After the jump, my list of the seven I'd follow forever.

You'll notice a trend with the list: they're all funny people. That seems to be the thing that works best on Twitter.

1. Tina Fey. Can you imagine Fey on Twitter? That would be the online equivalent of "Must-See TV." She actually got the @tinafey account that someone else had grabbed, but she hasn't done anything with it. And, alas, she's not going to. In a recent interview with Esquire, Fey said that doing Twitter would be a "busman's holiday," and just more writing she'd have to do. Oh well. We still have Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) and the official '30 Rock' Twitter account (@nbc30rock).

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Six Stars That Should Have TV Shows Again

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 10th 2010 2:00PM
MancusoThere are so many channels now, and so many celebrities. It seems like everyone will get a TV show at some point. But there are still some TV stars that no longer have TV shows but really should. For example, someone like Tom Selleck should have a weekly series again, and luckily he is going to return to TV in a new show on CBS.

If not for that recent announcement, Selleck would have been number one on the list that follows after the jump: five stars I'd like to see on a regular TV series again.

1. Nick Mancuso. Mancuso starred in one of my favorite TV shows, 'Stingray,' and he has had a rather interesting career since then. He's been in a couple of TV shows and a slew of movies (including the 'Under Seige' films), but these days it seems like he's very content focusing on his artwork, his writing (check out his blog), and doing the occasional role in a movie.

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Amy Sedaris on 'The Middle': 'Move Some Metal!' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 25th 2010 1:30AM
The Middle, Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris guest-starred as a motivational consultant on 'The Middle' (Wed., 8:30PM ET on ABC), but came off as more of a drill sergeant when she told Frankie to "get your feet off that desk and move some metal!"

Someone's going to be fired, and it's probably going to be either Frankie or Bob, since Pete's the top seller. And Bob sleeping with the consultant may not help his case at all. How about just fire the consultant and keep all the sales people? Just sayin'...

Watch the video after the jump.

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Martha Stewart Says Family Members 'Don't Get Along' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 12th 2010 4:00PM
Martha Stewart dished about her relationships with her siblings today on 'The Martha Stewart Show' (weekdays, syndicated), indicating that she's much closer to some than others.

Stewart was in the process of interviewing Amy Sedaris when she indicated there may be tension between she and some of her siblings. Hmm. Is anyone surprised?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: The New Adventures of Old Christine - Old Christine Meets Young Frankenstein

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 10th 2009 11:47AM
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Old Christine Meets Young Frankenstein(S05E10) When a bully is revealed at the school Little Ritchie attends, Christine is clearly worried that her son is being victimized. But while Old Christine followed the traditional sitcom formula for a bit at the beginning, by the time we reached the end of the episode, it had gone somewhere only Christine Campbell can take it.

Even better we got a surprise return, though it's something I've kind of been waiting for all season, and a hilarious guest appearance by Amy Sedaris. I can't understand why Sedaris hasn't blown up even bigger than she has. If Michael Strahan can get a big network comedy built around him, why they hell can't Amy Sedaris?

She took what could have been a pretty ordinary guest appearance, and turned it into a powerhouse performance all on its own through sheer force of will and talent.

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All Bob wants for Festivus

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2009 4:02PM
SeinfeldIt's the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you "be of good cheer" and hearts glowing and parties for hosting and everything else that Andy Williams sings about. Oh, and everyone celebrating the season with big metal poles and the airing of grievances towards their family.

Here's my wish list for what I want to see this year. Happy Festivus everyone!

  • Lost to end on a good note. I don't ask for the entire series to make sense or even for every single question to be answered, but I do want the ending to be satisfying. The final season does scare me, though, if rumors (spoiler spoiler spoiler!) that the bomb reset everything and all of the dead characters are alive again are true. That could be too "Bobby Ewing in the shower," you know? We'll see. I have high hopes.

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