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Megan Mullally gets ready to Party Down

by Kona Gallagher, posted Sep 2nd 2009 7:01PM
megan mullallyNow this is some casting news I can get behind. After the disastrous In the Motherhood, Megan Mullally is returning to television-- on a show that's actually funny! Mullally is set to join the cast of the amazing Party Down, a Starz original from Veronica Mars creator, Rob Thomas.

Mullally is replacing Jane Lynch, whose role as Sue Sylvester on Glee has been bumped up from recurring character to series regular. She plays "Lydia Dunfree, who leaves her small town and her failed marriage to help her 13-year-old daughter Escapade achieve her dream of becoming an actress. In addition to working as a cater-waiter for Party Down, Lydia is looking for Mr. Right."

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What's On Tonight: Samantha Who, Wizard Of Oz, The Listener

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 2nd 2009 4:07PM
  • USA has a Burn Notice marathon all night (but no new episode).
  • Sci-Fi has a Twilight Zone marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Samantha Who?, followed by a new In The Motherhood.
  • TCM has The Wizard of Oz at 8.
  • G4 has a new X-Play at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance.
  • Larry King Live broadcasts from inside Neverland Ranch on CNN at 9.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has a new episode of The Listener.
  • Showtime has a new Penn & Teller: Bullshit at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Samantha Who, Burn Notice, American Chopper

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 25th 2009 4:04PM
  • Penn and TellerAt 8, ABC has a new Samantha Who?, followed by a new In The Motherhood and a Michael Jackson Tribute.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Chowder at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 9.
  • USA has a new Burn Notice at 9, then a new Royal Pains.
  • TLC has a new American Chopper at 9.
  • ESPN2 has a FIFA Confederations Cup soccer semifinal match at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has Farrah Fawcett: Her Life, Her Loves, Her Legacy.
  • NBC has a new episode of The Listener at 10.
  • Showtime has the season premiere of Penn & Teller's Bullshit at 10 (two episodes).
  • Comedy Central has a new Tosh.0 at 10.
  • At 10:30, Current has a new Rotten Tomatoes Show.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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ABC to burn off remaining Samantha Who?, Cupid eps this summer

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 1st 2009 2:27PM
samantha who? fianl episodes air date abcABC has given an air date to Samantha Who?'s swan song. The network will begin burning off the seven remaining episodes of the show Thursdays at 8 p.m. starting June 25.

As we mentioned last week, even a petition set up by star Christina Applegate couldn't save Samantha Who? from the axe. It's a shame. Applegate has turned into such a magnetic and charming comedic actor. Here's hoping she gets another shot at her own show or, like Jason already suggested, a long-running guest stint on HIMYM or maybe The Big Bang Theory.

ABC is also making room on its summer schedule for the final eps of Cupid and In the Motherhood. The sole remaining ep of Cupid, which shared the same fate as the 1998 show it was based on, will air June 16 -- if the NBA Finals don't make it to Game 6! (That's another slap in the face from the network to Cupid creator Rob Thomas). In the Motherhood's final three eps will begin airing June 25 at 8:30 p.m.

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ABC Cancels Five Shows

by Andrew Scott, posted May 19th 2009 1:00PM
According to Jim CancelledABC is saying goodbye to a whopping five series.

Absent from the network's fall schedule launch this morning (see the full schedule at Variety) were a number of freshman series, including 'Cupid,' 'In the Motherhood' and 'The Unusuals.'

'Motherhood' faced a number of hurdles early on, including poor ratings that subsequently caused the series' episode order to be sliced in half. ABC also tried numerous ways to promote 'The Unusuals' -- even airing it twice a week -- but the show never caught on.

Also getting the boot are 'According to Jim,' which finally ends its eight season run, and the previously announced 'Samantha Who?' 'Samantha' was reportedly cancelled when the show failed to come up with appropriate budget cuts.

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What's On Tonight: Bones, Parks and Recreation, Southland, Krod Mandoon

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 9th 2009 4:02PM
Harper's Island
  • Sci-Fi has a Moonlight marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new In The Motherhood, followed by a new Samantha Who?
  • CBS has a new Survivor at 8, then a new CSI and the series premiere of Harper's Island.
  • NBC has a new Office at 8, then the series premiere of Parks and Recreation, another new Office, a new 30 Rock, and then the series premiere of Southland.
  • FOX has new episodes of Bones and Hell's Kitchen.
  • At 9, TLC has a new American Chopper.
  • Spike has TNA Wrestling at 9.
  • At 10, A&E has a new episode of The Beast.
  • Comedy Central has the series premiere of Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire at 10.
  • At 12:15AM, Cartoon Network has a new Xavier: Renegade Angel.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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In the Motherhood: It Takes A Village Idiot (series premiere)

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 27th 2009 1:46AM
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I just had a baby six months ago, so like all new moms, all I do is talk about him. I'm quite boring, really. So when I started seeing ads for In the Motherhood, a new series based upon stories from real mothers, I got excited. A comedy that centers directly around my new focus in life? Sweet!

I was hoping for a show that shared funny, ridiculous stories about pregnancy, after-baby relationships and parenting mishaps. While In the Motherhood had plenty of ridiculous stories about these topics, they were a little short on the funny. I wanted to like this show, I should have liked this show, but ... I just didn't.

For a series that is supposed to be based on real stories, it just seemed ridiculously inauthentic. The characters and storylines were hyperbolic versions of real-world situations, and while I accept hyperbole in the pursuit of comedy, In the Motherhood took it to such an extreme that nothing about it was in any way relatable.

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What to Watch Thursday, March 26

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 26th 2009 5:00AM
In the Motherhood'In the Motherhood'
(8PM, ABC) series premiere
Fake pregnancies, 'mannies' and staycations ... all just part of a day in the life of 'In the Motherhood,' an adaptation of the Internet comedy about three friends with radically different styles of parenting.

Rosemary (Megan Mullally) is the most free-spirited of the bunch, which makes it all the more surprising that her teenage son Syd is a responsible kid.

Her newly-divorced pal Jane (Cheryl Hines) struggles with her caring, but quirky manny Horatio (Horatio Sanz), while Jane's uptight sis Emily is finding out that, despite all her efforts to build the perfect life with the perfect husband in the perfect home, her children are not at all perfect.


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Megan Mullally: The TV Squad Interview

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 25th 2009 11:03AM
Megan Mullally in In The MotherhoodThere aren't many actresses out there that you could affectionately call a "broad," but Megan Mullally's one of them. Ever since she came on the scene a decade ago as the caustic and spoiled Karen Walker on Will & Grace, Mullally has shown that she can be bawdy with the best of them.

Now, after a foray into the talk show world and a turn as a disabled and ugly -- but desirable -- chief of medicine on Rob Corddry's web series Children's Hospital, Mullally is back on series TV, on ABC's new comedy In The Motherhood (premiering Thursday at 8 PM ET), which was based on a web series that took episode ideas from submissions by real moms. In the series, Mullally plays Rosemary, a "bad ass," as Mullally calls her, who has raised the perfect son even though she's an imperfect mom.

In this quickie interview, Mullally talks about the new show, about a rumor that she was in a catfight with her co-star Cheryl Hines, about how Rosemary and Karen could be the new Odd Couple, and running her Kerry Weaver-esque Children's Hospital character past Laura Innes.

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ABC to shelve Betty for a while and to give new timeslots to comedies

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 26th 2009 5:02PM
Samantha Who
Fans of Samantha Who? have been wondering what would happen to their favorite amnesiac as ABC, who first said it would resume the show's second season in January, decided to shelve the series until it finds a slot for it. Well, the network has finally announced when SW? would return: Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. Yes, your eyes are not playing a trick on you: Ugly Betty will be shelved... for a few weeks. Oh and while they were at it, ABC's Power That Be decided that Scrubs would also move nights starting in March!

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ABC orders In The Motherhood

by Brett Love, posted Sep 8th 2008 10:02AM

Chelsea Handler - In The MotherhoodThat line between web content and traditional television just continues to get blurrier. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of In The Motherhood. In case you missed it, the show didn't start out with the traditional pilot formula. It's a web-based show starring Jenny McCarthy, Leah Remini, and Chelsea Handler. The three of them play girlfriends and the stories told come from real stories submitted by mothers from across the country. Or, people pretending to be mothers. You can watch it at the show's site, if you're curious.

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Leah Remini to star in motherhood webisodes

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 17th 2007 2:44PM
in the motherhoodActress Leah Remini is moving to the internet for her next gig, now that The King of Queens is over. She'll star in a series of webisodes called In the Motherhood. It's an interesting premise, really. The episodes will be based on, or at least incorporate, consumer-generated stories about being a mom. It's all on this website, which is being promoted heavily on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. There's a video on the website where Remini asks moms to write in about their funny stories and then vote on the other stories that were submitted. The favorites will be written into episodes of In the Motherhood.

Right now, there are five episodes planned for a ten-week stretch starting on May 11.

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