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Kristen Wiig, Penny Marshall and More Book 'Portlandia' Roles

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 28th 2011 4:30PM
Kristen WiigKristen Wiig is moving to 'Portlandia.' The 'Saturday Night Live' actress will guest star in Season 2 of Fred Armisen's IFC comedy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wiig will be joined by a bevy of other funny folk including Andy Samberg, Penny Marshall, and '30 Rock' star Jack McBrayer.

Tim Robbins and Amber Tamblyn will also show up this year.

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Has cable become credible?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 28th 2008 5:01PM
Homer loves his cableWhat the hell is going on here? Have we entered the bizarro world? Is up now down? Has black become white? Was The Simpsons canceled after the first three episodes while The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer went on to become the longest running and most award winning series in the history of television?

Variety reports that while the big four networks are cutting back on their sitcoms and dramas for more reality fare, cable networks have been ramping up their dramas, comedies and dramadies and are now in a position to compete for some real ratings.

And it's not just in quantity where cable has tipped the scales.

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Possible Side Effects for Josh Lucas

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 30th 2008 12:05PM
Josh Lucas Tapped for Possible Side EffectsJosh Lucas has been working in the film and TV industry since 1990, but he first came into my line of vision with 2002's Sweet Home Alabama, where he traded barbs with Reese Witherspoon. He shot to the top of my list with 2006's Glory Road, a great film in which he played Don Haskins, the Texas coach who shepherded an all-black team to the NCAA championship.

Now I'll get to see more of Lucas, because he's been tapped to star in Possible Side Effects, a Showtime drama pilot written and directed by Tim Robbins.

The show centers on the Hunts, a dysfunctional family running a pharmaceutical company enmeshed in controversy. Lucas will play Max Hunt, who tries to keep the family and business together as the drug industry falls under more and more scrutiny.

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Tina Fey optimistic strike will end soon

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 28th 2007 1:41PM

Garry MarshallA bunch of TV stars, including Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, Seth Myers, Rashida Jones, Richard Belzer, Colin Quinn, Kristin Davis, and Michael Emerson from Lost are part of a video over at The Huffington Post talking about why writers are important and why the strike is important to the future of the industry. They're joined by Presidential candidate John Edwards and big screen stars Tim Robbins and Danny Glover.

Talks have resumed and parties involved say that things have been productive. Fey even says (it's a little hard to hear in the video) that she's optimistic that a deal can be reached within the next week because there's no reason why people can't go back to work.

It's funny to see Emerson talking about the strike. He still has that Ben "look" in his eye and you expect him to say something like "the writers should be paid for their work...TRUST ME, I WOULDN'T LIE TO YOU, JACK."

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St. Elsewhere coming to DVD in December

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 30th 2006 1:09PM

St. ElsewhereThat's the word from a retailer anyway (no word from Fox yet). The first season of the critically-acclaimed drama will be released on December 12.

Sometimes it's easy to forget how groundbreaking this show was. The topics they covered, the writing. And the cast! Denzel Washington, Howie Mandel, Mark Harmon, Ed Begley, Jr., David Morse, Eric Stoltz, and Tim Robbins were all regulars on the show at one point or another, along with many others.

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Previously on Cinematical: X-Men 3, Kevin Smith, and dancing hobbits

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 25th 2006 9:18PM

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