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Cybill Shepherd Eyes Return to TV, Kristin Chenoweth Gets 'Good' Role and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 15th 2011 10:30AM
Cybil ShepherdThe latest big-name celebrity in talks to return to television? 'Moonlighting' star Cybill Shepherd, who has signed on to star in ABC's 'My Freakin' Family.'

The 'Cybil' star will play one part of the overbearing grandparents of a mixed-heritage couple.

According to Deadline, Shepherd will play Nell, the mom of new father Raj. Shepherd's character will dress in Indian garb and clash with Raj's in-laws -- particularly Mo Gaffney's character Maureen -- over new baby Clark's upbringing. You see, Shepherd's character is concerned Clark will end up "white" like Raj did.

Shepherd recently completed a guest arc on USA Network's 'Psych.'

In other TV news ...

Chloe Sevigny will play Lizzie Borden in a new HBO miniseries. The 'Big Love' star will also co-executive produce the project, about the infamous Massachusetts woman accused of murdering her father and step-mother with a hatchet in 1893. [Deadline]

Kristin Chenoweth is also returning to TV with a role in Darren Starr's 'Good Christian Bitches' pilot. The 'Glee' and 'Pushing Daisies' star will play Darlene, the ringleader of the Texan group of ladies. [TVLine]

Will Forte, of 'Saturday Night Live' fame, will voice a regular role on the animated 'Allen Gregory.' The show follows a 7-year-old boy who enters elementary school. [Deadline]

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Fox News Wins Midterm Election Ratings, Cybill Shepherd to Guest Star on '$#*! My Dad Says' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 3rd 2010 6:00PM
Fox News logoAfter voting for their favorite candidates in the midterm elections yesterday, Americans made another choice: their preferred news network.

Ratings from last night's midterm election coverage are in, and America chose Fox News as its preferred election night viewing. According to Daily Intel, almost 7 million people tuned into the network for election results. That's more than twice as much as CNN's viewership and MSNBC's viewership combined.

More than 2.4 million viewers watched CNN, while MSNBC drew more than 1.9 million.

In other TV news ...

Cybill Shepherd will guest star on '$#*! My Dad Says.' The actress will play a life coach in the show's Nov. 18 episode. [TV Guide]

'The Chicago Code,' previously known as 'Ride Along,' will premiere on Mon., Feb 7 at 9PM on Fox. The drama follows Chicago's most well-respected policemen and women who work to expose political corruption in their city. [Hollywood Insider]

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News Roundup: Cybill Shepherd to Guest on 'No Ordinary Family,' TNT Renews 'Memphis Beat' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 1st 2010 6:00PM
Cybill ShepherdJulie Benz, meet your new TV mom: Cybill Shepherd!

That's right, the veteran TV actress is heading to ABC's new superhero show 'No Ordinary Family.' According to TV Guide, Shepherd will play Barbara Crane, mom to super speedster scientist Stephanie. Look for Stephanie's parents to not have warm feelings towards Michael Chiklis' Jim.

"They don't know yet about what's happened to the family," Benz told TV Guide. "So we have to decide if it's best to clue them in or keep them in the dark."

In other TV news ...

TNT has renewed freshman drama 'Memphis Beat.' The series starring Jason Lee and Alfre Woodard has averaged 4.5 million viewers over its 10-episode season. [Live Feed]

HBO is bringing 'Hung' back for a third season. The show about Thomas Jane as a downtrodden high school teacher/male prostitute drew 2.5 million viewers last week. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Heroes' star Jack Coleman is headed to 'The Mentalist' on Oct. 14. Coleman will play Max Armstrong, a wealthy and arrogant man who just so happens to catch Patrick Jane's eye and becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. [TV Guide]

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Cybill Shepherd Joins Cast of Lifetime Original Movie

by Audrey Fine, posted Apr 19th 2010 11:30AM
Cybill Shepherd has been cast as Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom in an upcoming Lifetime original movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The untitled project, which Hewitt's Fedora Films will co-produce, is based on the true story of an aesthetician who is shocked to learn that her homecoming queen daughter has turned to prostitution to help make ends meet.

No word yet on when the film will hit the small screen.

Shepherd, who starred alongside her daughter, Clementine Ford, on the final season of 'The L Word,' was recently seen on ABC's 'Eastwick' and CBS' 'Criminal Minds.'

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Spoilers Anonymous: Housewives, NCIS, and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 6th 2009 4:02PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 24, 90210, Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, Eastwick, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, and NCIS. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Review: Eastwick - Red Ants and Widows

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 5th 2009 1:52PM
Cybill Shepherd on Eastwick(S01E07) "You say cursed like it's a bad thing." - Darryl to Roxie

Eastwick continues to gel a little bit more with each episode, and it's fun seeing the witches discover and hone their powers.

In last night's episode, I kept thinking that none of what happens should come as any big shock to the witches. For instance, Kat shouldn't be amazed that Joanna says she can move things with her mind, because she's made the weather change, for goodness sake.

But maybe they're trying to make the women more real by not jumping into things. If something weird happened in real life, you wouldn't automatically think, "oh, I'm a witch." You'd probably think it's just a strange coincidence, or at the most, there are forces in the world we know little about.

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Review: Eastwick - Bonfire and Betrayal

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 29th 2009 3:28AM
Eastwick: Bonfire and Betrayal
(S01E06) "It's like you've stepped out of a 70's porno and into my life." - Roxie to Darryl

It's Halloween, and there's no better place to be than Eastwick. Unless you've got an insane pastor on your tail who's bound and determined to make you pay for your past sins (see photo above).

But first, the celebration! Everyone decorates coffins, fills them up with whatever's been bothering them this past year, brings them to the giant witch statue, and watches them burn. Sounds like a party, doesn't it?

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The View's Sherri Shepherd is getting a Lifetime show

by Jason Hughes, posted May 19th 2009 2:25PM
Sherri ShepherdIt was inevitable. Ever since Rosie O'Donnell grew a second head and spit venom at Elisabeth Hasselbeck, The View has been on the radar. Even without current host Rosie O'Donnell, there's been buzz with new co-host Whoopi Goldberg. Hasselbeck keeps causing trouble on the set with her lone conservative voice, Whoopi is outspoken in her own right, Joy Behar is a lunatic and even Barbara Walters has been known to snag a headline or two. Of course Lifetime wants a piece of that buzz. And to get it they're grabbing ... uh ... Sherri Shepherd?

Doesn't Sherri Shepherd think she'll fall off the edge of the earth if she goes too far? I thought she was still there because they didn't want to have to rebuild the table with one fewer chair. Huh, I guess I was wrong. Lifetime picked up Sherri Shepherd's sitcom Sherri for 12-episodes.

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Christine Baranski cast as mommy on Big Bang Theory

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 15th 2009 7:29PM
BaranskiOn CBS's The Big Bang Theory, we've met Sheldon's mother. Emmy-winner Laurie Metcalf appeared in season one as a super-religious Texas mama who knows better than anyone how to get to Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Now, Leonard's mother is going to be introduced, and she's equally as accomplished as Ms. Metcalf.

Tony, Emmy and SAG award winning actress Christine Baranski will be Leonard's mom, Dr. Beverly Hofstadter. That's right, she's a brainiac.

Her specialty is research on the human brain, and according to Bill Prady, Big Bang's executive producer, "There's the possibility that Leonard is the least successful in his family, that his parents always pushed him toward academic success." Sounds like a funny set up to me.

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Bruce and Cybill are up for a Moonlighting movie

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 13th 2009 6:08PM
Bruce and CybillIf you were to make a list of the TV shows from the '80s you could bet wouldn't come back as a reunion movie, ABC's Moonlighting is one of them. Not only is the show 20 years old, but there was constant tension/problems/fights/delays on the set of the show (sometimes Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd weren't even speaking to each other, except in scenes as Dave and Maddie), and when it ended Willis went on to a major big-screen movie career and you'd think he wouldn't want to look back on some TV show he did in 1986. But you'd be wrong.

Liz Smith reports that Willis and Shepherd ran into each other at an Encino deli (probably the last place I would think they would run into), and they were quite happy to see each other, even getting a little teary-eyed talking about old times. They're both up for a reunion movie (this year marks the 20th anniversary of the show's end), but they'll only do it if creator/producer Glenn Gordon Caron is in charge of the show again.

Glenn is currently doing Medium, and before that created Now and Again, which I really liked and should have stayed around a lot longer than it did.

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Cybill Shepherd contemplates Dancing with the Stars

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 6th 2008 9:03AM
cybill shepherdThere's no doubt a run on Dancing with the Stars is a boost to careers. Just consider Marie Osmond; was anybody knocking on her door for work before she fainted in between the waltzes and sambas? Well, according to Cybill Shepherd, the producers of Dancing with the Stars want her to take part in the competition. Whether they want her or she's saying they want her to get some press, Cybill goes on to say that she could consider being a contestant on the uber-popular reality show, but only if she can find the time to devote to rehearsing.

Cybill has been busy acting of late. She's going to appear on PSYCH in July when the show comes back with new episodes, playing Shawn's mother. There's also a feature called Barry Munday. Seemingly, she could make room in her work schedule for Dancing, and she claims she's really good at it and has fielded offers from them, "I love ballroom dancing. I've been offered Dancing with the Stars and I'd love to do it. I'm sure I could do it. It's just a really hard training period and I just haven't had time to devote to that."

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The CSI/Two and a Half Men writer switcheroo -- loved it!

by Allison Waldman, posted May 12th 2008 9:39AM
CSIThe CSI/Two and a Half Men writers switch was a very clever promotion for CBS. Fortunately, the writers saw the opportunity to change places as more than just a publicity stunt. They really took the scripting seriously and came up with inventive episodes for each program. If this were a competition to see which team would deliver the better show, who would take on the task of writing winning TV in a genre not their own and succeed beyond expectations, the comedy scribes take the gold. Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn's CSI was pure genius, and if it were up to me, CSI should submit it for an Emmy.

But first there was Two and a Half Men. In an episode called "Fish in a Drawer" (and if somebody could explain what that title means, I'd be most appreciative), the story picked up after Evelyn married Teddy. In the teleplay by CSI regular writers Evan Dunsky and Sarah Goldfinger, Charlie and Courtney check out of the reception for a little romp in his room upstairs only to find Teddy's dead bod on the bed. Talk about spoiling the mood. Teddy wasn't only a corpse, he was a corpse with his pants pulled down around his ankles and lipstick stains on his hoo-ha. The cops were called in, a detective who was a dead ringer for Marg Helgenberger -- played by redhead Jamie Rose -- had the vaguely Bondian name of Jagov, Sloane Jagov. Naturally, Charlie had to make a move on her. He couldn't keep his eyes off her cleavage.


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Psych casts Cybill Shepherd as Shawn's mom

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 23rd 2008 5:41PM
Cybill ShepherdThis sounds like good casting to me. Cybill Shepherd is joining Psych for a mini-arc as Shawn's mom. The actress, best known on TV from her hit series Moonlighting (remember, her and Bruce Willis?), has recently been on Showtime's The L Word. Cybill's not a great dramatic actress, but she is pretty funny and should fit in perfectly with the goofy, good-natured fun on Psych.

When Psych comes back to USA Network on July 18 with new shows, her episodes (at least two) will be broadcast. She's playing Madeleine, Henry's ex-wife and Shawn's mama. So far in the series, Maddie (like Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting perhaps?), has not been shown in the scenes depicting Shawn -- and Gus's -- childhood. Corbin Bernsen, who plays Henry, has worn a hairpiece for the retro scenes and goes bald for the present day scenes. We'll see whether Cybill's in both scenes or not...

According to the show, when Madeleine appears in Santa Barbara, she's coming from Europe and wants to visit her sonny boy. The visit, so we're told, dredges up some old memories. And since this is a crime/caper/mystery show, perhaps Maddie's bound to get involved in one of Shawn's cases.

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Cybill Shepherd wants to do Moonlighting again

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 6th 2007 4:22PM

MoonlightingAnd I second that. I'd love to see a Moonlighting reunion movie. Now all Cybill Shepherd has to do is convince Bruce Willis.

Shepherd tells Entertainment Tonight that she still thinks Willis is "hot" and that she would be up for doing Moonlighting again. Of course, Willis is really busy doing movies these days and who knows if he wants to look back like that, especially since the two had a lot of tension on the set (though I think Willis would be more up for it now than, say, 10 years ago).

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DVD review: Moonlighting, The Final Season

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 13th 2007 1:55PM

MoonlightingFor a while there, Moonlighting was great, wasn't it? It's a show that truly defines the 80s (the clothes, the attitude), it was really fun and clever, and made Bruce Willis an A list star. Sometimes it's easy to forget how SCREWED UP the show got there for a while. Almost every episode had some problem (script delays, fighting between cast members), and there were whole episodes that were affected by a writers strike and episodes where costars Allyce Beasley and Curtis Armstrong had to take over. It was a rather up and down show, especially in the last couple of years. But it was always entertaining and even joked about these delays and problems in a good, wink-wink sort of way.

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