Seinfeld's Estelle Harris and comedian Natasha Leggero have landed multi-episode arcs on NBC's new comedy Are You There, Chelsea?, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Based on Chelsea Handler's best-selling book, the series revolves around a youthful, opinionated and sexually aggressive Chelsea (Laura Prepon) who works at a bar and drinks away all its profits.
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Leggero, who frequently appears on the Chelsea Lately roundtable, will portray...
Free Agents starts where most romantic comedies end — in bed.
In the opening moments of the new NBC sitcom — based on the British series of the same name — co-workers Alex (Hank Azaria), recently divorced, and Helen (Kathryn Hahn), whose fiancé died, are struggling with postcoital etiquette after their one-night stand, which, to hear the stars tell it, lets you know right off the bat that this is not your average love story.
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In fact, they call it an "anti-romantic comedy." Oh, don't worry, there'll be flirting, dates and hook-ups, but at its core, Free Agents will not have you swooning over "aww"-worthy moments. Here's why:
NBC has ordered four more comedies, including projects from Chelsea Handler, Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet. In addition, the network has picked up Chuck for a fifth and final season, and has canceled The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced.
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Based on Handler's best-selling book, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (which TVGuide.com had spotlighted as one of its 11 Promising Pilots) centers on an outspoken, sexually aggressive young woman (Laura Prepon) who works in a bar, where she drinks away its profits, avoids her eccentric father (Lenny Clarke) and goes ...
The motto of this week's episode: Comedy is hard, but watching people make comedy can be even harder. Or not, depending.I can feel this round is going to be different when I arrive at the stage, three days after the last elimination (the longest time between challenges yet), and find a laptop on a table in the judges' green room. David Hill and I meet our guest judge, Regency Television's classy president Robin Schwartz (whose company produced such comedy hits as Malcolm in the Middle and The Bernie Mac Show), and we're instructed to play a DVD with video performances of two very different stand-up acts. (We see what the contestants saw on their field trip to the M Bar comedy club.)Major kudos, by the way, to Robin Schwartz for taking time away from one of the most intense periods of any TV year the week before the network upfronts and schedule announcements in May to help us out. In between camera set-ups, she's checking her Blackberry and returning calls, because she...