Matt LeBlanc is a pretty big jerk on Episodes, and not in the neurotic Larry David-on-Curb Your Enthusiasm-kind of way. In the Showtime comedy, LeBlanc plays himself as a lame-brained has-been — with a stinky Joey cologne line to match — but also a womanizer, bum dad, and most recently, the kind of guy who sleeps with his friend's wife without remorse.
It's a complicated if depressing alter ego to take on, and certainly one attention-grabbing way for the real-life LeBlanc to jump back into the spotlight following the 2006 failure of Joey. Executive producers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik say that they didn't craft the part around the real LeBlanc, who in person is pleasant but serious, relaxed but not overly friendly. "Occasionally, he'll be playful, but he's not Joey," Klarik says.
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Mike O'Malley, Rachael Harris
With the success of Raising Hope, Fox is giving another domestic comedy a try.
The network has cast Emmy nominee Mike O'Malley and Rachael Harris as a married couple for the single-camera comedy pilot Family Album, Deadline reports. The project centers on Dave (O'Malley), a gung-ho ex-jock who returns from a family vacation a new man, inspired to "bond the crap out of his family." Harris will play his wife and a stay-at-home mom.
The Ukrainian version of The Bachelor looks like it will surpass the original in grand gestures and sweeping statements.
Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will star in the first-ever edition of the romance reality series that debuts on March 17 on the Ukraine's STB network.
The father of the musical group The 5 Browns pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing three of his daughters when they were minors, People reports.
Keith Scott Brown was charged last week with abusing his daughters Desirae, 32, Deondra, 30, and Melody, 26, all members of the Juilliard-trained quintet.
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Aaron Ashmore has been granted another life after being killed off Smallville in 2009.
He's joining Syfy's Warehouse 13 to play ATF agent Steve Jinks, according to EW. Unlike his Smallville role as reporter Jimmy Olsen, Ashmore will play an agent who boasts at least one special power: the ability to tell when somebody is lying.
Los Angeles reporter Serene Branson's garbled speech on air Sunday night was caused by a "complex migraine," her doctor told the Los Angeles Times.
According to Dr. Neil Martin, chief of neurosurgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a complex migraine can mimic the symptoms of a stroke, including headache, weakness, loss of vision and difficulty speaking. Martin spoke to the Times with Branson's permission.