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Rob Corddry Talks 'Childrens Hospital,' 'Little In Common' & a 'Party Down' Reunion

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 16th 2011 10:00PM
Childrens HospitalAre you still not watching 'Childrens Hospital'? Seriously, how many times do we need to have this conversation? The show's third season is now in full swing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim (Thursdays at midnight), and it continues to be 15 minutes of funny each week that I truly look forward to.

From the brilliantly warped mind of funnyman Rob Corddry, the former Web series-turned-live-action Adult Swim darling consistently brings the laughs, the beyond random plot lines and a cast that would look right at home in a big budget Hollywood blockbuster.

Yes, it's a sad reality that one day, the all-star 'Childrens' team -- including Megan Mullally, Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Malin Akerman and Henry Winkler -- could move on to other things. But could there be a day when Dr. Blake Downs hangs up his (fake) blood-stained scrubs, too?

I caught up with Corddry, who will soon be swapping his TV hospital duties and clown makeup -- watch the show! -- for a more normal role ("I play the white guy, basically.") in a new Fox comedy from Rob Thomas called 'Little in Common.' And speaking of Thomas, Corddry also teased what sounds like an epic 'Party Down' reunion on 'Childrens Hospital.'

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Jenna Elfman Eyes Return to TV, Christina Ricci in Talks for 'Pan Am' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 23rd 2011 11:00AM
Jenna Elfman Eyes Return to TV, Christina Ricci in Talks for 'Pan Am' and More Casting NewsJenna Elfman is in talks to join ABC's 'Bad Mom' pilot.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the 'Dharma and Greg' star will play Julia, a single mom of two. Julia's mother did the majority of raising the kids, but when grandma decides she wants her life back, Julia has to raise her kids alone.

Sharon Horgan, a British actress and writer, created the series and will executive produce the pilot.

In other casting news ...

Christina Ricci is in talks to join 'Pan Am.' The 1960s-set soap follows pilots and flight attendants at the once-prominent airline. Ricci recently popped up on 'Saving Grace' and had a guest arc on 'Grey's Anatomy.' [Hollywood Reporter]

'V' star Morena Baccarin is heading to 'The Mentalist.' Baccarin will play Erica Flynn, a matchmaker. The character is "attractive and sexy woman who seems as warm-hearted, sincere, and intelligent as she is lovely." [Entertainment Weekly]

'Party Down' star Ryan Hansen has joined the cast of 'Lovelines.' Hansen, who has another romantic comedy at NBC called 'Friends With Benefits' that has yet to air, will play Tim, a professor who isn't quite honest with his girlfriend. The pilot is in second position behind 'Friends With Benefits.' [Deadline Hollywood]

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Minnie Driver, Patrick Wilson Join CBS Pilots and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 22nd 2011 11:30AM
Minnie Driver, Patrick Wilson Join CBS Pilots and More Casting NewsMinnie Driver will stay on the right side of the law in her next TV gig.

'The Riches' star has signed on to headline CBS's 'Hail Mary.' According to the Hollywood Reporter, Driver will star in the private investigator drama about a single mom who solves crimes with a hustler. The pilot was written by Jeff Wadlow. He'll executive produce along with with Joel Silver and Ilene Chaiken.

Driver was previously in talks to star in NBC's 'Free Agents,' from 'Party Down' producer John Enbom.

In other casting news ...

Ashley Judd is nearing a deal to star in ABC's 'Missing.' The drama, previously slated to air this summer, now looks like it'll get a fall launch. Judd will play a former CIA agent who goes to Europe to track down her missing son. Sounds just like an Ashley Judd movie -- all she needs is Morgan Freeman. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Firefly' actor Alan Tudyk has joined 'Suburgatory.' The ABC comedy pilot follows a family who moves from Manhattan to the suburbs. Tudyk plays the patriarch's friend who has been living the 'burbs for years. [Deadline]

Patrick Wilson is heading to TV. The 'Watchmen' actor will star in a medical drama pilot on CBS. Wilson will play a surgeon whose ex-wife dies "and begins teaching him what life is all about from the here-after." [TVLine]

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Fox Orders Pilots From 'Heroes' and 'Veronica Mars' Creators, 'Alex Mack' Star Joins 'Hawaii Five-0' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 19th 2011 11:30AM
Fox'Veronica Mars' and 'Party Down' creator Rob Thomas could be back on TV with his new pilot order from Fox for a single-camera comedy called 'Little in Common.' Suddenly, everything feels right in the world.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the show follows three families who are united thanks to little league sports. Thomas also sold 'Temp,' a workplace comedy, to NBC.

Now the question we're all thinking: Which 'Veronica Mars' and 'Party Down' stars will get cast in these pilots?

Also at Fox, the network has ordered 'Touch' from Tim Kring, creator of 'Heroes.' The drama pilot follows a father and his autistic and mute son. The son can predict events before they happen.

In other TV news ...

Larisa Oleynik has joined the cast of 'Hawaii Five-0.' Oleynik, fondly remembered from her days on Nickelodeon's 'The Secret World of Alex Mack,' will play ex-CIA analyst Jessica Kaye. The character, a Harvard graduate, will be recurring for the rest of the season with an option to become a series regular in season 2. [TVLine]

Tricia Helfer will guest on 'No Ordinary Family.' The 'Battlestar Galactica' vixen will appear in at least one episode. No word on what powers -- if any -- she'll have. [TVLine]

There will be no Guns N' Roses episode of 'Glee.' Slash said the band has been approached by the show, but turned the producers down. [Entertainment Weekly]

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