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Sarah Chalke Returns to TV — But This Time, It's Love at First Sight

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On Scrubs, it took more than seven seasons for Sarah Chalke's character, Elliot, to finally get the guy. On her newest series, Mad Love, it only takes one episode.

"I love that Kate is kind of a hopeless romantic," Chalke told reporters last week. "She seems like such an eternal optimist. She meets Ben and it's love at first sight... read more

Mad Love Boss: Judy Greer a Better Fit than Lizzy Caplan

Mad Love, Judy Greer

CBS's new romantic comedy, Mad Love, lost cast member Lizzy Caplan before the series was picked up, but executive producer Matt Tarses says her replacement, Judy Greer, is a much better fit.

Caplan signed on for a role in the pilot. Due to her commitments on the since-canceled Starz series Party Down, Caplan declined to join Mad Love as a series regular.

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"Lizzy Caplan did [the pilot] as a guest role for us; she was never going to do it for the series," Tarses said Friday at the Television Critics Association winter previews. "The part, to be honest, was a little more of a part that fits... read more

Judy Greer Has Mad Love for CBS Pilot

Judy Greer

Judy Greer, the go-to gal for playing the eager best friend in such films as The Wedding Planner, is getting a show of her own.

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The 34-year-old actress has signed on to join the cast of... read more

In the Works: The Contender Fights On, and More

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ESPN on Sept. 4 will reenter the ring with a third round of The Contender, the first to feature full and uncut fights on ESPN2. Sugar Ray Leonard will again host, says the Reporter.... CBS has given a greenlight to the pilots Worst Week (a half-hour comedy based on the U.K.'s The Worst Week of My Life, and to be penned/exec-produced by Scrubs' Matt Tarses), as well as a medical drama from Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me) and Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy).... Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) and scribe Sheldon Turner are developing for FX a dark drama about two cops undercover with the Russian Mafia, says Variety. The series is being eyed as a successor to The Shield. read more

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