Mark Burnett and Paul Reiser
Has NBC pulled the plug on The Paul Reiser Show after airing only two episodes?
According to The Futon Critic, NBC axed the freshman comedy Friday and will be replacing it with repeat episodes of The Office beginning April 28 at 8:30/7:30c.
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Paul Reiser is returning to television with The Paul Reiser Show, NBC announced Tuesday.
The single-camera comedy will star Reiser as himself debating his next career move after years of being off the air. His hit series Mad About You ended in 1999.
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Rounding out the cast: Amy Landecker (A Serious Man) as his wife, Claire, and Ben Shenkman (Angels in America), Omid Djalili (The Infidel), Duane Martin (All of Us) and Andrew Daly (MADtv) as his unlikely group of friends.
British stand-up comic Omid Djalili feels perfectly natural in his role as Nasim, an Iranian hotel manager and handyman on Whoopi. That's ironic, since in real life, this 38-year-old father of three is the antithesis of Bob Vila. Translation: He's a total clutz!
"When they said I was playing a handyman, I thought, 'Oh God,'" Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick tells TV Guide Online. "My wife thinks it is the biggest joke. I can barely change a bulb. I changed a bulb once in 1998.
"I understand that women find it very attractive if [men can] do that," he adds with a chuckle. "So I'm actually trying to learn how to change fuses and put the right things in the plugs and that kind of thing. The people on the show don't know that I'm doing this, but I'm trying