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Wendy Williams and David Alan Grier Bond Over the Pain of 'DWTS' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 26th 2011 12:15PM
Wendy Williams and David Alan Grier Bond Over the Pain of 'DWTS'On 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Wendy Williams and David Alan Grier bonded over the painful experience of appearing on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

Grier was a contestant in season 8 of the competition, and Williams, of course, was eliminated in the third week of the current season.

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Casting News: 'Glory Daze' Lines Up Gina Gershon, D.L. Hughley and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2010 11:20AM
Gina GershonD.L. Hughley, Michael McKean and Gina Gershon will guest star on TBS's new series 'Glory Daze.'

According to TV Guide, Hughley will play Coach Franklin, McKean has been tapped to play the head of maintenance and Gershon will play a tough military instructor. 'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Brad Garrett and 'Saturday Night Live' veteran Cheri Oteri will appear in the 'Glory Daze' pilot.

Set in the 1980s, 'Glory Daze' follows four freshman as they navigate their new college lives. The series premieres Tue., Nov. 16 at 10PM.

In other casting news ...

David Alan Grier is heading to 'Glee.' The funnyman has been tapped to play Mercedes' estranged father over three episodes. [Twitter]

We've known Amy Ryan is returning to 'The Office,' but now we know when her character will pop up. Ryan's character, Holly, will appear in the Dec. 9 Christmas episode. [E! Online]

Balthazar Getty is returning to 'Brothers & Sisters.' Look for Getty's Tommy to return in time for the show's 100th episode, but he won't be alone. Tommy has a new gal pal. [Zap2It]

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David Alan Grier Partners With Brennan on 'Bones'

by Rich Keller, posted Aug 18th 2010 6:30PM
David Alan GrierIt's a good week for fans of 'Bones' who are itching for details about the upcoming season. First, they had a chance to peruse a new promotional trailer focusing on the show's romantic relationships. Now there's information on an upcoming guest spot by actor and comedian David Alan Grier.

TV Guide reports Grier will appear on 'Bones' as Professor Bunsen Jude the Science Dude -- a children's television host modeled after real-life Bill Nye the Science Guy. Professor Jude will volunteer to help solve a murder case with the "squinterns" -- the squint assistants -- after Dr. Brennan declines an invite to appear on his show because she doesn't deem him a real scientist. In turn, Brennan will appear on his show -- if he's able to solve the week's mystery.

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David Alan Grier Discusses Kids' Names That Sound Like Drugs (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 30th 2010 9:40PM
David Alan Grier Discusses Kids' Names That Sound Like DrugsComedian David Alan Grier is the guest on the latest 'The Kilborn File' (weeknights, 7PM ET on Fox). While he's on the show, host Craig Kilborn asks Grier his patented '5 Questions' on odd topics. And one of the questions is this -- "Give us 3 prescription drugs that sound like kids' names when shouted."

Grier skillfully (and funnily) answers the question, giving three names that sound like drugs: Levitra, Motrin and Ephedrine. He then explains that the names have to sound like they're being shouted "by an African-American."

The comedian then goes on to demonstrate: "Levitra! Levitra -- get in the house!" And also: "Motrin! Motrin -- where's my BB gun?!"

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David Alan Grier Interview for 'Comedy You Can Believe In'

by Katy Kroll, posted Jun 24th 2009 6:00AM
With the stand-up special 'Comedy You Can Believe In,' David Alan Grier is planning to bring the laughs to TBS on Sunday, June 28.

David will host an array of raucous comedians like Mark Curry, Bruce Bruce and Marina Franklin during the network's Very Funny Festival in Chicago.

The funnyman talked one-on-one with AOL TV about the special, how he helped Chelsea Handler land her own show and why he'd never want to be on 'Dancing With the Stars' again (unless they follow his rules, of course). -- By Katy Kroll

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Dancing with the Stars: Week 5 Results

by Michael Pascua, posted Apr 8th 2009 12:19AM
steve-o is shocked to survive another week of dancing with the stars(S08E09) I was jarred by the beginning of the show. I flip the channels and realize that right after the credits, the show started off with Lil Kim and Derek's performance. Wait, what? Gilles and Cheryl scored better by three points. No matter.

I'll admit that I skipped the performance in favor of Adam Lambert. His performance on American Idol was more interesting than five minutes of a dance I saw before. In the recap, we learned that last night Melissa ripped her dress, which is one of the reasons why she was thrown off.

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Comedy Central cancels Chocolate News in their ongoing effort to clone The Daily Show

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 11th 2009 6:02PM
Chocolate NewsThis show went off the radar awhile back and left less traces of its existence than Amelia Earhart. But earlier today it came back, only to be blown out of the water.

David Alan Grier's African-American news satire Chocolate News officially got the big ugly axe from Comedy Central. This has been their third attempt to create a specialty fake news Daily Show such as David Spade's Showbiz Show and the lesser-known Sports Central that never made it past the pilot stage. And it certainly won't be the last.

So Comedy Central, have you lost your damn mind?

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Dancing With the Stars: Week 1

by Michael Pascua, posted Mar 10th 2009 12:30AM
Dancing With the Stars - Premiere(S08E01) After hearing the lineup of "celebrities" that were performing, I was definitely on the fence. Then Jewel and Nancy O'Dell dropped out, and I was excited to see how Holly Madison and Melissa Rycroft would perform with less time than everyone else.

It floors me that these two looked better than several of the men. There was the most evil of glares coming from Jewel during the whole show. After the jump, a quick rundown of all the performances.

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Harland Williams uncensored - VIDEO

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 18th 2007 11:31AM
harland williamsHarland Williams was the only funny thing about Monday night's episode of Thank God You're Here. And he was so damn funny that my abs got a workout as I laughed my way through his entire improved scene. Unlike the other players, who waited to see what the stage actors had planned for them, Harland walked into the scene and took control.

Harland got a little dirty near the end (improv ain't funny 'less it's dirty, folks) and NBC censored him several times. In fact, the very end of his scene had a joke completely edited out because the censors apparently couldn't make it fly by just bleeping him. Did anyone else find it interesting that the censors left in references to drugs, but edited out the sexual references?

The edited portion of his scene is in this video. And the uncensored version of another part of his scene is here. Both videos are also after the jump.

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David Alan Grier developing news show for Comedy Central

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 10th 2007 7:07PM
david alan grierFake news must be Comedy Central's bread-and-butter these days. The network has no fewer than three fake news shows: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Showbiz Show with David Spade. Now it's considering a fourth faux news program for its lineup. This time, it's The Chocolate News, starring David Alan Grier.

David Alan Grier is one of the funniest comedians out there right now, but nothing ever seems to stick for him. He was hilarious on Bonnie Hunt's short-lived show, Life With Bonnie, and on In Living Color back in the early 1990s. Mostly, though, he just plays great supporting roles or guest stars on current television shows.

Grier is currently rounding up writers and other talent to appear in the pilot he's pitching to Comedy Central. He has also agreed to host a new improv show on NBC this spring called Thank God You're Here.

[Via TV Tattle]

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NBC orders Thank God You're Here

by Julia Ward, posted Jan 20th 2007 2:03PM
Dave Foley Thank God You're HereNBC has ordered six episodes of celebrity improv competition Thank God You're Here. The series, which was originally produced in Australia, is being described as Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Let's Make a Deal. Celebrity guests will choose one of several doors to open. Behind each door, a comedy sketch they know nothing about is being performed. Whether they stumble into an operating room, a motorcycle race or an undersea adventure, they'll be greeted by the line, "Thank God you're here!" From that point, the celeb is on his or her own. Their performances will be judged by Kids in the Hall alum Dave Foley and host David Alan Grier.

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NBC's president announces renewals for Office, Earl, SVU, and Heroes - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 17th 2007 1:20PM
NBC logoNBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly started his network's portion of the TCA press tour by announcing full-season renewals for four shows: My Name Is Earl, Heroes, Law & Order: SVU, and The Office. This means all four shows will be back for new seasons in the fall. Reilly called those shows, and a number of others, "tent posts" that he thinks will bring the network back to a much stronger position than it has been in recent years.

In other news, Reilly announced the pickup of a new improv pilot called Thank God You're Here, where improv comics will don a costume unknown to them, enter a scene, and attempt to improvise through it. It will be hosted by David Alan Grier, and the improv comic's skills will be "judged" by Dave Foley. Where does the name of the show come from? Well, when the comic enters with his costume on, the other comics in the scene will say, "Thank God You're Here!" Clever, ain't it?

More on the executive session later today.

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