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Niecy Nash Joins TV Land Sitcom, HBO Schedules 'Luck' Sneak Peek & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 1st 2011 7:30PM
Niecy Nash TV PilotNiecy Nash has found herself a sitcom.

According to Deadline, Nash will star opposite Cedric the Entertainer in the 'Hot in Cleveland' spin-off pilot.

From 'Hot in Cleveland' writer Suzanne Martin, the spin-off follows Cedric the Entertainer's character, Rev. Boyce, and his move to St. Louis. Nash will play Rev. Boyce's wife. Production on the new TV Land pilot is expected to begin this December.

Viewers will remember Nash from her days on 'Reno 911!' and her recent hosting gig on Style's 'Clean House.'

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Prisoner of Trebekistan: The TV Squad review

by Keith McDuffee, posted Dec 23rd 2006 10:17AM
prisoner of trebekistanTo me, Jeopardy! is the quintessential game show. At the end of a game, I walk away with a sense of awe that those three people could truly have the brains to retain such an amazing amount of information, then be put in front of millions of people to blurt pieces of it out on demand and faster than two other people -- in the form of a question, to boot. I'd often wonder how one could possibly prepare to be faced with that kind of pressure and what kind of unfathomable studying one would have to do to qualify for that show, never mind actually win. Several times.

Jane Espenson, who as some of you know has been extremely courteous enough to give her insights into her recent writings for Battlestar Galactica, sent me a copy of a book that opened my mind to the world of one very successful contestant on the greatest game show in the world, Bob Harris. That book is Prisoner of Trebekistan.

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A new way to get on Jeopardy

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 22nd 2006 10:33AM
alex trebek website jeopardy!Answer: What is the internet?

Correct! For a limited time only, Jeopardy! is seeking out fans over this crazy thing we call the internet. From March 28-30 on its website, Jeopardy! will offer a 50-question, general knowledge quiz that potential contestants can take. Each day is designated for a specific time zone. The idea is for this test to reach out to people all over the United States, not just in the cities where Jeopardy! holds auditions. If you pass the test, you may be selected for an interview, an audition, and another test, and then you could be on the show!

If you get on, I dare you to do Darrell Hammond's Sean Connery. I DARE YOU.

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