Less Than Perfect

2002, TV Show

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Pilot Season: Chuck's Zachary Levi Joins Fox's Let It Go

Zachary Levi

For those lamenting the end of Chuck, Zachary Levi may not be away from your TV screen for very long.

Levi has landed the leading role in Fox's Let It Go comedy pilot, which lifts the cast-contingency on the project, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

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Jennifer Garner to Produce Cartooning Comedy for ABC

Jennifer Garner

ABC has bought a comedy to be produced by Jennifer Garner, Deadline reports.

Cartoon Marriage is about a New York cartooning couple, told through each of their perspectives. It's based on the eponymous book by Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly.

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Desperate Housewives De-Friends Jessica Hecht, Adds Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker, Jessica Hecht

Less Than Perfect star Andrea Parker has been tapped to replace Friends alum Jessica Hecht in the final season of Desperate Housewives, TVLine.com reports.

Hecht was originally cast to play the new girlfriend of... read more

Lifetime Orders Drama Starring Sons of Anarchy's Ally Walker

Ally Walker

Lifetime has picked up the procedural dramas Against the Wall and Exit 19, the network announced Monday. Both series received 13-episode orders.

Exit 19 stars Sons of Anarchy actress Ally Walker as Gloria, a divorced mother who juggles her demanding personal and professional life as an intuitive LAPD homicide detective. The drama co-stars Chris Payne Gilbert as Walker's character's  brother Davey, Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids) as her police partner and Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan) as their boss.

Jeffrey Bell (V), Nina Wass (Less Than Perfect) and Gene Stein (Accidentally on Purpose) executive-produced the pilot from ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.

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Sara Rue to Host CW Weight-Loss Show

Sara Rue

Jenny Craig spokeswoman and Less Than Perfect star Sara Rue will host CW's new weight-loss reality series, Shedding for the Wedding, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Check out photos of Rue through the years

The midseason series will feature ... read more

O, casting guru! Any chance ...

Question: O, casting guru! Any chance that you could put a bug in the ear of the Chuck producers? I'd love to see Andrea Parker, Zachary Levi's Less Than Perfect cast mate, play, well, just about anyone!


Answer: Consider bug firmly planted in Josh Schwartz's iPhone ear.

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I've seen a bunch of news ...

Question: I've seen a bunch of news items recently about Ugly Betty, and I was wondering what your opinion of it was. To me, the premise just seems awful. Like in The Devil Wears Prada, we've got an attractive woman who we're supposed to pretend is "ugly," and then we've got the cutting-edge topic of the fashion industry. Wow, it's not like anyone's made fun of them before. What's next, a sock-hop-and-ice-cream-social comedy? I like America Ferrera, but previous shows along this theme, such as Veronica's Closet and Less than Perfect, have just been shrill and annoying. Answer: The worst sin in writing about or analyzing TV seriously is to judge a show simply by its premise. While it's entirely likely that you are predisposed not to enjoy Ugly Betty, it's always all about the execution. Ugly Betty is not a traditional sitcom, it's a hybrid of comedy and soap, and Betty herself is nothing like the heroine of Prada (Betty is much more extreme), except perhaps for her inexperience in this ... read more

Matt, I'm a huge fan! My ...

Question: Matt, I'm a huge fan! My question is about ABC's comedies (According to Jim, Rodney, Hope & Faith, Crumbs, Sons & Daughters, George Lopez, Freddie and Less than Perfect). Which ones do you think will survive another season? I think it's time for According to Jim and Hope & Faith to go. But I love Rodney and Less than Perfect. Creatively, I feel they have a lot to offer. Do you think there is at all a chance for a TGIF comeback? What are your thoughts on this? Answer: Of all the shows you mentioned, I would only even consider watching Sons & Daughters regularly. But I know I'm in the minority on that one, given the puny ratings it drew this spring, which makes me doubt it will return, barring a miracle. (There are some intriguing comedy concepts kicking around ABC for next season, and maybe ABC would keep Sons & Daughters alive as a companion piece. But that's probably a pipe dream.) Given that Rodney was put on hiatus before it could play out its second season, and that Less read more

It was said that Less Than ...

Question: It was said that Less Than Perfect was returning. Is it, or has it been dropped?
Answer: After a nearly season-long hiatus, ABC is bringing the show back on Tuesdays starting April 18 (airing at 9:30 pm/ET in Commander in Chief's old time period, now that that has shifted to Thursdays). It's going to get creamed there, with little support and fanfare on a ludicrously overcrowded night, so don't get too attached. I think this is finally the end of that show's road. (I just got a preview tape with three new episodes, so if I watch them before the premiere date and am favorably impressed, I'll weigh in. ... read more

On those rare occasions when the...

On those rare occasions when the networks realize they've made a grievous mistake and fix it, it seems only right that we should acknowledge it and say thanks.

So thanks, CBS, for doing the right thing by The Amazing Race, and more important, for the show's family audience, by moving the show back to an earlier time period. As has been much discussed since the show was moved to 10 pm/ET this spring, with a season far superior than last fall's "family" edition, the new time period was simply on too late for many of its fans to watch it live. Starting next Wednesday, April 5, Race will now air Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET for (presumably) the rest of the season. (Crime-drama repeats will take over Race's slot, and struggling freshman sitcoms Out of Practice and Courting Alex will di read more

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Premiered: October 01, 2002, on ABC
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Premise: A lowly `floater' for a TV network becomes the assistant to its vain newsanchor. Claudia `Claude' Casey has Mary Richards' good-natured spunk; good thing for her, since she's resented by two snobby coworkers, who seek to sabotage her at every turn. Creator Terri Minsky was a writer on `Sex and the City.'

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