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How Cupid Paired Paula Marshall with Gary Unmarried

Paula Marshall, Gary Unmarried

It took a bit longer than anyone would have liked, but in mid-November CBS finally gave a green light to a full season of Gary Unmarried (Wednesdays at 8;30 pm/ET), its freshman sitcom starring Jay Mohr and Paula Marshall as exes dealing with new significant Os. Marshall shared with why the good news made her "mad," previews this week's riotous Thanksgiving episode, comes clean about "Californicating" with David Duchovny, and offers her take on TV's new shot at Cupid. read more

Pilot News: Paulson Puts Cupid on the Couch

Sarah Paulson by Steve Granitz/

Sarah Paulson, whose last regular TV gig was on Studio 60 and who next can be seen on the bigger screen in Frank Miller's The Spirit, has landed the female lead opposite Bobby Cannavale in ABC and Rob Thomas' reboot of Cupid, says the Reporter. Paulson will fill "the Paula Marshall role" of a psychiatrist specializing in affairs of the heart. — Matt Mitovich read more

Pilot News: Bobby Cannavale Plays Cupid

Bobby Cannavale by M. Phillips/

Meet the new Jeremy Piven. Bobby Cannavale, an Emmy winner during his run on Will & Grace and an upcoming guest star on Cold Case, will play the epitome of a "wing man" as the star of ABC's Cupid pilot. In Rob Thomas' update of his 1990s series of the same name, Cannavale is Trevor Hale, a guy who believes he is the Roman god of love and has been banished to Earth until he can secure ABC Studios a syndication deal match up 100 couples. — MWMRelated:• ABC's in Love, Greenlights Rob Thomas' Cupid • Veronica Mars Boss in Love with Cupid Again read more

ABC's in Love, Greenlights Rob Thomas' Cupid

Criminy, run and buy a lottery ticket, Rob! On Thursday, just hours after news broke about the Veronica Mars creator possibly bringing Beverly Hills, 90210 back to life for the CW, ABC gave a green light to the pilot for Thomas' new version of Cupid, the romantic comedy he gave the tube back in the '90s. Back then, Cupid starred Jeremy Piven as a man who believed it was his mission to help Zeus boost romantically challenged mortals. The update is being pegged as a "reinvention."BecauseCupid has been in development since the fall, the Reporter says, it is in "first position" — that is, Thomas' priority — should both the comedy and the CW's new-0210 (if penned by him) get picked up.Related:• Veronica Mars Boss in Talks to Pen 90210 Spin-off read more

Veronica Mars Boss in Love with Cupid Again

Rob Thomas by Jesse Grant/

ABC has pacted with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas to develop a new version of Cupid, Thomas' short-lived yet well-liked 1998-99 series about a man who believes he was sent to Earth by Zeus to assist romantically challenged couples. "For the last couple years, I've been talking to ABC about how to do an anthological romantic comedy à la Cupid or Love Boat," Thomas tells Variety. "We kept coming back to Cupid as the best of the group, so they said, 'Why not... do Cupid again?'"Thomas will now pen an all-new pilot, but stresses, "I'm not going to reinvent it. What they're buying is the show." That said, Jeremy Piven's titular role will, of course, be recast. read more


It seems that torturing wannabe singers with backhanded compliments and full-frontal insults just isn't enough for Simon Cowell and American Idol producer Ken Warwick. Starting April 6 in L.A., they'll be conducting casting calls nationwide for a new NBC reality show called America's Got Talent. "We are looking for performers of all ages in every talent category in hopes of finding that next big name in lights," Warwick tells the Associated Press. Adds Cowell: "This is the show I've always wanted to make." (Funny — I thought that show was Cupid.) Gluttons for punishment can get audition details by visiting and clicking on "casting."
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Premiered: September 26, 1998, on ABC
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Premise: A puckish mental patient claims to be the Roman god of love who, stripped of his powers, must somehow unite 100 couples before he can return to Mount Olympus. Though odd, to say the least, this was an engaging, deftly acted charmer, which played its sentimental premise to the hilt but unfortunately was never able to win the hearts of enough viewers to even last a complete season.



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