Claudia Lonow

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How to Make a Sitcom Like How to Live with Your Parents

They say you can't go home again. Unless, for instance, you're a recently divorced mom whose only option is to move in with your parents after your ex-husband blows through your savings — which is the case for Polly (Sarah Chalke), the protagonist of ABC's new comedy How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).

In the show's pilot episode, which airs Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, Polly shows up on the doorstep of her freewheeling mother and stepfather (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett) with her 5-year-old daughter in tow. Here, we've put together a how-to guide of how to get a show like How to Live with Your Parents off the ground: 

1. Write and act what you know. The series is based on...read more

Pilot Season: Justified's Margo Martindale Lands Roles in Two Different Pilots

Emmy winner Margo Martindale has been courted by not one, but two pilots.

Martindale, who won the Emmy for her role as Mags Bennett on Justified, has landed a leading role on...read more

Pilot Season: Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Roberts Joins ABC's Counter Culture

Doris Roberts is the first actress to be cast in ABC's Counter Culture pilot.
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Knots Landing: Books
Knots Landing: Season 2
Knots Landing
Accidentally On Purpose [HD]

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How to Be Gifted
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How to Help the Needy
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How to Not Waste Money
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How to Have a Playdate

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Year Title Description
2013 How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) TV Show Series, Creator
2013 How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2009 Accidentally on Purpose TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2009 Accidentally on Purpose TV Show Series, Creator
1979 Knots Landing TV Show Series, Actor - Diana Fairgate

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Pilot Season: Scrubs Alum Sarah Chalke Lands Lead in ABC Comedy

Scrubs alum Sarah Chalke will star in ABC's pilot How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life.
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Pilot Season: ABC Picks Up Three More Comedy Pilots

ABC has picked up comedy pilots for How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, Only Fools & Horses and an untitled project from Due Date's Adam Sztykiel.

How to Live centers on... read more

Knots Landing Reunion: Together...

Knots Landing Reunion: Together AgainI'll say it right away: Knots Landing is my all-time favorite show. So you know I was totally looking forward to this two-hour reunion of the cast of the third-longest-running hourlong drama, which ran from '79 to '93. For the most part, I was not disappointed. What I loved: - The quick recap of all 14 seasons using several of the actors narrating was hilarious and well written. - Speaking of hilarious — shut up that Joan Van Ark and Ted Shackelford did a Wonder Woman episode right before Knots began. Joan calling Ted's costume a big "silver co read more

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