Emmy-winning writer Jay Kogen has been a producer on landmark shows such as Frasier, The Simpsons and The Tracey Ullman Show. Now he's writing for a new generation of sitcom viewers, via the Nickelodeon sitcom Wendell & Vinnie. The comedy, which airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c, stars Jerry Trainor (iCarly) as a childish adult who's given custody of his precocious 12-year-old nephew (Buddy Handleson). Nicole Sullivan and Haley Strode also star. Kogen explains why we should adopt...
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Camille Grammer will guest-star on the season finale of CBS' $#*! My Dad Says, portraying a version of herself, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will play...
Cybill Shepherd is a busy woman.
In addition to playing Julie Benz's mother in an upcoming episode of No Ordinary Family, the 60-year-old actress will guest-star on $#*! My Dad Says, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy Rita Rocks to premiere this fall as part of a one-hour comedy block with Reba.Rita will star The King of Queens' Nicole Sullivan as a married working mom who, in order to put some excitement back into her humdrum life, relives her wilder days as a musician in a garage band. The series also features Richard Ruccolo (Joey, Two Guys and a Girl) and Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids, Martin).Following the huge numbers from Army Wives' second-season premiere, it looks like Lifetime is becoming more aggressive in its pursuit of original programming. Do you think this comedy will keep the ball rolling? Adam Bryant
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Cheers to CSI for taking a ride on the wild side. CBS' drama took a detour off the Sin City strip to probe a string of murders related to the Las Vegas rodeo. The episode rounded up a posse of rootin'-tootin' guests, including Jewel (singing the National Anthem), real-life cowboy-toy Ty Murray, outlaw offspring Shooter Jennings and sitcom vets Nicole Sullivan and Julie Brown. Not to mention a barroom full of catfighting cowgirls. Plus, the script was educational: Who knew there was such a thing as "semen rustling"? Yee-haw! Read and react to Bruce's opinions on Project Runway, Jon Stewart and more! Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
Shooter scores! Drea de Matteo and longtime boyfriend/country-crooner Shooter Jennings are expecting their first child in late 2007, the Sopranos alumna's rep tells Us but only because word had leaked out to a tabloid. "The only reason we're announcing the news is because the very rude and condescending salespeople at Veronique Maternity on Madison Avenue decided to leak this to [the New York Post's Page Six]," says the flack.... Also per Us, Mad TV alum Nicole Sullivan and hubby Jason Packham welcomed their first child, a son named Dashel, on Saturday.
Question: Any news on Scrubs?
Answer: You mean aside from talk that ABC will almost certainly pick up the show should NBC cancel it? Let's see… Markie Post is returning as Elliott's mom on April 18, and on April 25, one of the world's funniest people, ex-Hot Properties stitch Nicole Sullivan, pops in as a former patient of J.D.'s. BTW, the fantasy bit last week in which J.D. visited that pound for stray Grandpas? One of the funniest things I've seen — ever. And don't even get me started about last night's revelation that J.D. and Turk watch Gilmore Girls. I swear, sometimes I think Bill Lawrence is making this show just for me.
Nicole Sullivan is at it again. Having once dared to bid adieu to a steady MADtv gig, she now has moved out of Queens (that is, CBS' high-rated King of Queens, where she had a recurring role as dog walker Holly) to fill a vacancy as Chloe in ABC's Hot Properties sitcom (premiering tonight at 9:30 pm/ET). TVGuide.com recently shared a few minutes — and a few laughs — with the bubbly comedian.
TVGuide.com: A bio of you I read online starts out, "Nicole Sullivan is strikingly beautiful and very talented." Guess it paid to get Mom that DSL line, eh?Nicole Sullivan: [Laughs] I have not seen that! Well, I'll take it. And if you knew me better, you'd know that my mother would actually never say that about m
Two and a Half Men
9:10 am The session begins, and with Charlie Sheen up there like a sitting duck, I'm bummed that the first question isn't, "So, why did Denise dump you?" Does that make me a bad person? I think it does.
9:19 "We have to have fart jokes [on the show]," reasons Sheen's TV mom, the regal Holland Taylor, "because everyone in the cast farts constantly." Tee-hee. Holland Taylor said "farts."
9:25 A reporter asks another question that isn't, "I have to ask: You. Denise. What's the deal there, huh?" Bummer.
9:40 Scoop! Charlie confirms that his real-life pa, Martin Sheen, will guest-star this season.
9:45 Speaking on behalf of chiropractors everywhere, a reporter informs Jon Cryer — who plays a back-cracker on Men — that "they love the fact that you're giving them a face."