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The Office's Oscar Nuñez Joins USA comedy Benched

Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nuñez has joined USA's upcoming half-hour comedy Benched.

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USA Picks Up Eliza Coupe Comedy Benched

Eliza Coupe, Jay Harrington

USA has picked up the half-hour comedy Benched, the network announced Friday.

The legal sitcom stars Happy EndingsEliza Coupe as Nina, a corporate attorney who is forced to become a public defender after a very public breakdown. Better Off Ted's Jay Harrington plays Nina's colleague Phil, a scruffy public defender and avid gambler.read more

Keck's Exclusives First Look: One Day Reunion on Hot in Cleveland

Valerie Bertinelli and Pat Harrington Jr.

Hot in Cleveland's latest stunt casting will reunite former One Day at a Time stars Valerie Bertinelli and Pat Harrington Jr. But the happy occasion... read more

Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Jay Harrington Joins Hot in Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland

TV Land's Hot in Cleveland will no doubt be better off with the arrival of likable Better Off Ted star Jay Harrington. Harrington and Heather Locklear join the sitcom in the Nov. 28 season premiere as Melanie's (Valerie Bertinelli) new bosses.

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Keck's Exclusives: One Day at a Time Vet to Guest on Hot in Cleveland

Pat Harrington

This past April's TV Land Awards reunited the cast of the 1975-84 Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time. During the reunion, Valerie Bertinelli told me she was campaigning hard for her old co-star Pat Harrington Jr. (a.k.a. Dwayne Schneider) to guest star on her current TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland. read more

Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Susan Delfino's Wild Ride

Teri Hatcher

Desperate Housewives wraps its eight-season run on Sunday, May 13 (9/8c on ABC) and what a long, strange trip it's been for the ladies of Wisteria Lane! As we prepare to kiss our favorite harried housewives goodbye, TVGuide.com takes a look back at each of the four protagonist's biggest triumphs, greatest downfalls and all the juicy hookups, makeups and breakups in between.

Check back every day this week for our takes on the other Housewives' wild rides... read more

Viral Gords? Sure! But Can Better Off Ted Manufacture Laughs?

Jay Harrington with Portia De Rossi, Better off Ted

Veridian Dynamics, the ethically impaired conglomerate at the heart of ABC's Better Off Ted (premiering Wednesday at 8:30 pm/ET), can weaponize a pumpkin, develop a desk chair that improves job performance and freeze-dry a staffer just for sport. But can the new comedy produce big laughs? Jay Harrington, fresh off playing doctor with Private Practice's Addison, gave TVGuide.com a look at the workplace wackiness to come.

TVGuide.com: I was saying to Tim Daly recently that extended guest arcs, like the ones you and Jayne Brooks both had on Private Practice, almost seem like a "proving ground" for actors. Like ABC is wondering, "Hmm, let's see if we want this actor to front our new series...."
Jay Harrington: Yeah, there's some comparison to a Triple-A farm system, if you will. [Laughs] In addition to that and Desperate Housewives [Harrington played Susan's beau, Dr. Ron], I had done a pilot for ABC two years ago that didn't go anywhere. It was good; it just wasn't good enough. 

TVGuide.com: I enjoyed the Better Off Ted pilot. It has a dry, Scrubs-like humor.
Harrington: It does, thank you. I'm a fan of myself. [Laughs] And since the pilot, we've ... read more

ABC Orders Pickups for Five New Series

Alyssa Milano by John Medina/WireImage.com

In an unusual move for the time of year, ABC on Monday ordered to series five pilots, including two police procedurals, a pair of comedies and a remake, Variety reports.Among the greenlit fare, Nathan Fillion will be starring in Castle, which focuses on a novelist who helps solve murder cases. Lost alum Harold Perrineau and Joan of Arcadia's Amber Tamblyn, meanwhile, are among the cast of The Unusuals, a police drama set in an atypical precinct. On the lighter side you have Single with Parents, a sitcom starring Charmed beauty Alyssa Milano, and Better Off Ted, starring Jay Harrington as an office worker trying to make his way up the ranks.ABC has also picked up Cupid, a Rob Thomas-helmed remake of the late-1990s show about a man (played by Bobby Cannavale) who believes he's Cupid and the psychologist (Sarah Paulson) who works with him.Do these series seem like a good direction for the net? With five fresh shows to pick from, the odds are in ABC's favor. — Anna DimondRelated:&... read more


Joey has lost his gal pal: Per the Hollywood Reporter, Andrea Anders has left the shelved Friends spin-off to join Jason Ritter on CBS' The Class. Also, Jay Harrington (aka Desperate Housewives' Dr. Ron) has been cast on CBS' Capitol Hill comedy Sex, Power, Love & Politics, and Wendy Raquel Robinson has been tapped to star in UPN's (CW's?) Girlfriends spin-off, tentatively titled The Game. read more

24 "Relax, he's really good at...

24"Relax, he's really good at this." You said it, Chloe. Jack's back, and all is wrong with the world once again — which means my prime time's finally got the jaw-dropping, plot-twisting, rock-'em-sock-'em roller-coaster ride it's been missing since May. (Sorry, Idol. I've missed you, too, but deep down you've always known you're just my midweek diversion until that next hour starts ticking away.) Let's sum up, shall we? Former president Palmer? Dead. (I know!) Michelle Dessler? Dead. Tony Almeida? Critical condition. Chloe O'Brian? Still the coolest cranky-pants techie around. Palmer's brother Wayne? Grieving, willing to help Jack, and hot-hot-hot as ever. (Helloooo, D.B. Woodside!) First Lady Martha Logan? Nuttier than a fruitcake. President Logan? Complet read more

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