Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show's Kim Evey and Payman Benz by Michael Yarish/Sony
Sony Pictures' Crackle.com on Monday launched C-Spot, a new multiplatform comedy channel offering 52-weeks-a-year of Web-original programming. For its inaugural 13-week season, C-Spot will feature Hot, Hot Los Angeles, a take-off of frothy teen dramas (new every Monday); The Writers Room, a Kevin Pollack-fronted satire of late-night talk shows (Tuesdays); Gaytown, in which straight Owen Benjamin deals with a berg populated by alternative life-livers (Wednesdays); The Roadents, a 2D/3D hybrid described as The Odd Couple meets Easy Rider (Thursdays); 10 new episodes of the Web hit Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show (Fridays); and Best of Penn Says, offering the most popular entries of Penn Jillette's unscripted online series (weekends).
James Woods in Shark by Robert Voets/CBS
Kevin Pollak, with whom James Woods shared the silver screen in Casino, is joining Shark in the recurring role of new Los Angeles District Attorney Lloyd Cutler. Another new face coming on board CBS' hit drama is Kevin Alejandro (you say Ugly Betty, I say Drive), playing a street-smart prosecutor who specializes in organized crime. Sounds like the "Sam Page replacement" Ausiello scooped a ways back, yes?Also per the Reporter, ABC's Cavemen namely, Cro-Mag Joel's younger brother is getting a makeover. Sam Huntington (Superman Returns' Jimmy Olsen) is in as Andy, while Dash Mihok is out as Jamie. What's more, the pilot screened at the upfronts will not kick off the series in the fall. Instead, a new opener is being filmed, one which better (meaning at all) addresses the cavemen's existence in modern society. Small detail, that.
Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), Sarah Jones (Big Love) and KaDee Strickland (Fever Pitch) are The Wedding Planners in the new Fox series from David E. Kelley, to debut in spring 2007.... Also per the Hollywood Reporter: Treat Williams, Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Pollak will get caught up in The Staircase Murders, a Lifetime movie based on the real-life story of novelist Michael Peterson (played here by Williams), who was accused of killing his wife in their North Carolina home.... Jeff Conaway, call your agent: Avalon TV is developing for CBS a U.S. take on Shane, a hit British sitcom about a wisecracking cabdriver, says Variety.
Peter Krause and Julianna Margulies, The Lost Room
America loves it when an average Joe suddenly exhibits superpowers — witness the success of the Spider-Man movies and NBC's white-hot Heroes. Now Sci Fi Channel is taking that premise one crazy step further. In The Lost Room, a sprawling $20 million, six-hour miniseries (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET), it's not the people who have amazing abilities, it's the simple, ordinary objects. There's a comb that stops time, a nail file that induces sleep, a pen that can microwave a body and — the big-ticket item — a key to a 1960s motel room that will open a portal to any destination in the world. Crime lords covet these objects, as do millionaires and religious crackpots, because to possess one is to possess its power.
But all Peter Krause wants to possess right now is some bug repellent. The actor, in his first
This just in from CBS: "The Late Show with David Letterman, which recently entertained audiences with 'Ventriloquist Week,' will next highlight some of the best impressionists when it presents 'Impressionist Week,' [starting] Monday, Nov. 13." The lineup is as follows: Rich Little (Monday), Fred Travalena (Tuesday), Gordie Brown (Wednesday) MadTV's Frank Caliendo (Thursday) and then Kevin Pollak (Friday).Myself, I do a mean Jimmy Stewart: "You think the whole world revolves around you and your money, Mr. Potter. Well, it doesn't. Why, in the whole vast configuration of things, you are nothing but a scurvy li'l spider!" OK, you kinda have to be here at my desk.
Celebrity Poker Showdown has been an interesting gamble for Bravo. The show nearly went bust when Cingular Wireless withdrew sponsorship midway through its run, thanks to all the drinking and profanity. But Showdown still has a bright future in the cards. The second-season finale airs tomorrow at 9 pm/ET, and cohost Dave Foley, 41, says a third season is in the works. Here, the former NewsRadio and Kids in the Hall star dishes with TV Guide Online about the finale, his Will & Grace role and his commentating cohort, poker expert Phil Gordon.
TVGO: How did you get this gig?Dave Foley: Bravo called to see if I was interested in doing it, but they wanted to know if I had any poker experience. Coincidentally, at the same time, I had been invited to play in the World Poker Tour's Celebrity Invitational. So I played in that. I had never played [the poker game] Texas Hold'em before, but I was the last celebrity in it. I fin