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NBC Acquires Amy and Greg Poehler Comedy Welcome to Sweden

Amy Poehler

NBC has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Welcome to Sweden, a sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother Greg, Deadline reports.

The semi-autobiographical comedy will star creator Greg as Bruce, a New York accountant, who falls for a Swedish girl Emmy (Josephine Bornebusch) and follows her to Sweden. read more

Keck's Exclusives: Illeana Douglas Cast on The Cape

Illeana Douglas

Kudos to NBC's The Cape for just casting one of my favorite unsung actresses for a two-episode arc.

The wonderfully quirky Illeana Douglas, so great in movies like Ghost World, Dummy and Cape Fear, will appear on the new superhero caper as... read more

Bonnie Franklin, Melanie Grifith Among Hot in Cleveland's Season 2 Guest Stars

Bonnie Franklin, Melanie Griffith

Looks like Betty White and  Mary Tyler Moore aren't the only duo reuniting during Hot in Cleveland's second season.

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Zach Galifianakis' Web Series Wins Streamy Awards

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Zach Galifianakis' Funny or Die web series, Between Two Ferns, took home two Streamy Awards — for best comedic actor and best comedy series.

The second annual Streamy Awards ... read more

Watch the Streamy Awards Live!

Zach Galifianakis

The second annual Streamy Awards will honor the Web's biggest stars Sunday night, and you can watch the entire live broadcast right here.

The award show is dedicated to honoring the actors, directors, editors, producers, writers, and production talent behind some of the best original programming on the Internet. This year's nominees include Zach Galifianakis and his Funny or Die comedy series Between Two Ferns, Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, Tony Hale's CTRL, and Illeana Douglas' Easy to Assemble.

The ceremony will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and will be hosted by actor and comedian Paul Scheer.

Watch the full broadcast after the jump beginning at 8:30 ET/5:30 PT.

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'Giving Up the Ghost'

Everyone imploring last week for more of Judith Light has one more thing to be thankful for today! Perhaps the best part of the episode was thanks to her presence at Bradford's funeral. When Wilhelmina appeared (with Marc close behind, stirring up PR), Claire Meade — despite her shackles — swiftly tripped her, causing her to fly six feet deep into the fresh empty grave. Then she promptly held a board members meeting (with Daniel and Alexis) calling a "motion to terminate" Wilhelmina as the creative director of Mode immediately. "Rest in peace, bitch." Nice.But you just can't keep that woman down. With some Mission Impossible III-type gadgetry, WilhelMommy derailed the latest Mode issue, due to the printer in 12 hours. Then she poached most of the staff to her "Slater" magazine, luring them via 15% raises, dental coverage and/or cosmetic surgery. The saddest result of this latest scheme was watching Amanda and Marc separate. I'm pleased that Amanda decided to remain at Mode... read more

Bernie Mac Is Back, and Other New Shows

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• Following a fierce bidding war, Starting Under — a comedy from Drew Carey Show creator Bruce Helford and starring Bernie Mac as an opinionated divorcé who lives with (and works for!) his introverted twentysomething son — became the last major pilot to get rubber-stamped, by Fox, before the strike struck, Variety reports. But... what about "Ocean's Eighteen"?!• A&E has shot a pilot for Celebrity called Garage Sale (yes, it's come to this), in which indie actress Illeana Douglas helps her celeb pals unload unwanted junk.• Freaks and Geeks cocreator Paul Feig will direct the pilot for NBC's Kath & Kim, starring Molly Shannon. read more

FRASIER'S BACK!

OK, not really. But two of its leads are indeed returning to TV. Kelsey Grammer is directing the pilot for My Ex-Life, Tom Cavanagh's CBS comedy. And ABC's Women of a Certain Age has added Peri Gilpin to Heather Locklear and Illeana Douglas' circle of friends. Now that I think about it, that headline may have been misleading. And now that I think about it, I like the idea that I may have misled you a wee bit. Heh heh.
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FALL 2006: CASTING ABOUT

Tom Cavanagh (Love Monkey, Ed) has landed a lead role in the CBS comedy pilot My Ex-Life.... Jeri Ryan will play the boss of James Woods' prosecutor in CBS' Shark.... Illeana Douglas is one of Heather Locklear's gal pals in the ABC comedy Women of a Certain Age.... 24 alum Xander Berkeley has joined ABC's Women in Law. read more

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