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Maya Rudolph Eyes Return to TV, ABC Announces Summer 2011 Schedule and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 25th 2011 5:30PM
Maya Rudolph'Saturday Night Live' veteran Maya Rudolph has booked a role in NBC's untitled working mom sitcom opposite Christina Applegate.

According to Deadline, Rudolph was approached with multiple pilot offers. In the Lorne Michaels-produced series, Rudolph will play the best friend and coworker of Applegate's working mom lead character.

Yesterday it was reported that Will Arnett is also attached to the sitcom.

In other TV news ...

'Jersey Shore' closed its season 3 with big ratings. The season finale didn't shatter any records, but it was seen by 7.6 million viewers. [TV By the Numbers]

'Heroes' star Adrian Pasdar has joined the cast of an NBC pilot. Pasdar will star opposite Sarah Paulson in an untitled workplace sitcom about a woman who guides employees through downsizings. [TV Guide]

FX and Oliver Stone are developing a conspiracy drama. The series follows a secret group, the Darkhorses, which manufactures fake news stories to service clients. [Deadline]

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Larry King Returns to TV, Mischa Barton Wants On 'DWTS' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 12th 2011 1:00PM
Larry KingWell, that didn't take long. Weeks after ending his long-running CNN show, Larry King has booked another TV gig.

It's not what you'd expect, though. According to TV Guide, the newsman has booked a cameo as himself on the ABC sitcom 'Better With You.'

King will shoot the guest spot next week, and the episode is scheduled to air in March.

In other TV news ...

The latest on board the 'Dancing With the Stars' rumor train: Mischa Barton. According to a source, "Mischa watches the show religiously, and she thinks she can hold her own and maybe even win it. She likes the idea of being on a top-rated show, too." [Perez Hilton]

Former 'Deep End' star Ben Lawson will play one of the leads in the USA pilot 'Wild Card.' His character is a successful attorney who has a life-changing night in Las Vegas. [Entertainment Weekly]

Justin Long and his newly formed production company sold a half-hour script to CBS. The comedy is about two polar opposite high school science teacher roommates. [Deadline]

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Review: The Deep End - Pilot (series premiere)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 22nd 2010 5:18AM
The Deep End: Pilot
(S01E01) "Are we supposed to love this job or hate it?" - Dylan Hewitt

I like this show! Let's face it. Grey's Anatomy is dying, and The Deep End is Grey's Anatomy (the early years, that is), only with lawyers. It's got plenty of snappy dialogue, romantic sparks, inter-office power struggles, handsome people in nice clothes, office sex, Black-Eyed Peas tunes and cupcakes! What's not to love?

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Swimming in 'The Deep End': Watch a Cast Interview

by Neil Busch, posted Jan 20th 2010 4:00PM
'The Deep End' Outside the Box interviewThe cast of ABC's 'The Deep End' gathered to talk about power mad bosses, bonding over BBQ, and who the biggest bloodsuckers are: vampires or lawyers.

Billy Zane, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Leah Pipes, Mehcad Brooks and Ben Lawson sat down for our cameras to answer fan questions about how 'The Deep End' is different from other lawyer shows.

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Ask the 'Deep End' Cast a Question for Outside the Box

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 7th 2010 3:45PM
The Deep EndTelevision's legal drama waters will soon be teeming with new sharks when ABC's 'The Deep End' premieres on Jan. 21.

The new series focuses on five young and ambitious associates who join one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles -- and quickly learn just how cutthroat this new world really is.

Billy Zane stars as one of the firm's top partners, with Matt Long, Leah Pipes, Tina Majorino, Ben Lawson and Mehcad Brooks rounding out the cast as the associates. On Tue., Jan. 12, we'll be interviewing them about the show with your questions.

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