Knock knock. Who's there? Chelsea. Chelsea who?
No, make that Chelsea why? The answer to the question posed in NBC's squalid new sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? (8:30/7:30c) is "not really." Based on late-night spitfire Chelsea Handler's potty-mouthed party-girl memoirs — but dropping the Vodka from the title because that might be, you know, offensive — this smutty but toothless misfire puzzlingly reduces Handler to a supporting role: that of a mousy, whiny born-again sister to the fictional Chelsea, played by That '70s Show's Laura Prepon with a one-note husky-voiced crassness that grows stale long before the first scene (in a women's jail cell) ends with Glee's Dot Marie Jones leering at Chelsea. Which is maybe the only sexual advance Chelsea spurns. As long as she can be on top. Which she mentions a lot.
Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star on an upcoming episode of ABC's The Middle, the show's executive producer announced Wednesday at the winter TV previews.
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Goldberg will appear on the 21st episode as the guidance counselor of Sue (Eden Shur), executive producer Eileen Heisler said during a panel that also featured the showrunners of ABC's other Wednesday night comedies, Suburgatory, Modern Family and Happy Endings.
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Zooey Deschanel, New Girl and Christian Slater, Breaking In
Watch your back, Zooey Deschanel. You've got some serious competition. "I'm adorkable," Megan Mullally announced to reporters at Fox's winter TV previews Sunday."There will be two."
The Emmy winner is the latest addition to Fox's comedy slate as a new series regular on Breaking In, which returns for a second season in March immediately following, you guessed it, New Girl. Mullally was joined on the panel by co-star Christian Slater, Deschanel and New Girl creator Liz Meriwether and Raising Hope's Martha Plimpton and Garrett Dillahunt with creator Greg Garcia. Funny group, right? Here are...
Megan Mullally has joined the cast of Breaking In as a new series regular, Deadline.com reports.
The Will & Grace star will play...
Fox has ordered up an additional nine episodes of Bob's Burgers before the animated comedy returns for Season 2, the network announced Monday.
"Last season, Bob's Burgers infused our Sunday lineup with a fresh new voice that was fully embraced by our animation domination fans," Fox's President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, said in a statement. "[Executive producers] Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive and the team have done an amazing job with the show, and we've got one of the most talented and hilarious voice casts in the business, so we look forward to seeing what...
Wouldn't the world be so much better if we all sang our arguments? God knows, TV would be better if we had more Megan Mullally on it.
Say it ain't so, George. T.R. Knight, once upon a time the beatific BFF of all the Grey's Anatomy gals, is this week's guest rapist on Law & Order: SVU? He can't believe it either, and in this week's episode (NBC, 10/9c), which provides new cast members Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino with their best showcase yet, Knight is thoroughly convincing as a family man who never stops protesting his innocence, though the evidence is damning. Told that DNA doesn't lie, he sputters, "Neither do I!" as he literally sweats out this ordeal. But never forget this is SVU, known for the outlandish twist, so when the DA declares, "You have got to be kidding me!" at a critical juncture, you wonder if she's ever watched this show. Bravo to Knight for his bravura work here. He has been missed.
Parks and Recreation
This show is so damn good, it can even make tax audits a joy.
Even though it lost out at the Emmys, by pairing the bro-com-that-could-be of Ben helping Tom Haverford balance Entertainment 7twenty's books with the Ron's impending audit at the hands of his "hellacious nightmare" of a first ex, Parks and Recreation still brought home comedy gold last night: A staggeringly funny script. Patricia Clarkson in Emmy-worthy shape ...
Amy Poehler and Adam Scott
It will be a sad day in TV land if (as Nielsen history suggests) the powerhouse of CBS' The Big Bang Theory helps deliver the abysmal new How to Be a Gentleman a ratings win over NBC's little-show-that-could-do-better Parks and Recreation.
Here's my Fall Preview take on How to Be a Gentleman (CBS, 8:31/7:31c), a misfire that almost makes me miss last year's Bleep My Dad Says, which wasted the same time period: "Felix and Oscar should sue. The overused Odd Couple premise gets one of its more cringeworthy sitcom workouts in the latest assault on the male mystique — caricatured as a squeaky-voiced priss and a bellowing gym-bunny boor. Actually, mankind should sue." To elaborate: David Hornsby plays a metrosexual metropolitan fusspot whose ...
Send in the clown doctors. Late-night programmer Adult Swim has renewed Childrens Hospital for a fourth season, Cartoon Network announced Tuesday.
The satirical medical series is written by and stars Rob Corddry as a doctor who wears clown makeup and "blood"-splattered scrubs so he can practice what he calls the "healing power of laughter" at a hospital where the staff is more interested in tending to their overactive libidos than treating patients.