IMDb > Lennon Parham > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

1-20 of 48 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


USA’s Playing House to return for a second season

9 December 2014 6:28 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fans of USA Network’s sitcom Playing House, and/or of creators Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair can rest easy, as Deadline is reporting that the channel has renewed the show for an 8-episode second season, following six months of speculation about the show’s fate after its first season finale.

This news is particularly heartening, as the show had appeared set for cancellation following USA’s announcement that it would be moving away from half-hour comedies and focus on hour-long dramas going forward. Playing House joins Benched and Sirens as the only three representatives of the genre on the channel.

The show’s seemingly poor ratings were a source of concern for USA. However, the series’ strength lay in its popularity on On-Demand outlets, which will lead to a unique distribution model. When the series returns, it will be premiering on VOD platforms Xfinity, TV Everywhere, and USA »

- Deepayan Sengupta

Permalink | Report a problem


Playing House: Season Two Renewal for USA Comedy

9 December 2014 10:57 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

USA Network has renewed their Playing House sitcom for a second season of eight episodes. The renewal comes as a bit of a surprise since the cable channel is reportedly moving away from producing their own comedy series. There were 10 installments in the first season.

Playing House revolves around childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair). The pair shared many adventures growing up together and as adults they work together to raise Maggie's baby. The rest of the cast includes Keegan-Michael Key, Zach Woods, Brad Morris, and Jane Kaczmarek.

USA Network And Universal Cable Productions Develop New Model To Bring Back Critically-acclaimed Comedy ‘Playing House' For Season Two In 2015

Unique VOD Windowing Strategy Creates New Marketing Opportunities For Select Advertisers and Unique Ability to Grow Audience

Series to be Distributed Across »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


USA's 'Playing House' saved by On Demand experiment

9 December 2014 7:47 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The way we watch TV is changing far more quickly than the way that TV is made. I get asked all the time how much networks take into account streaming viewership, On Demand viewing, iTunes download, delayed DVR viewing, etc., when they have to make decisions on what shows to renew or cancel. For the most part, though, judgments are still made on the old metrics — because those are the primary ways the networks still make money — but every now and then you'll see an exception. Once upon a time, NBC stuck with the modestly-rated "The Office" because the network was intrigued by how well the show was doing in the new world of iTunes downloads, and a few years later, "Chuck" survived in large part through product integration deals. Now we have a really interesting case study for the tail wagging the dog with USA's much-delayed renewal of "Playing House. »

- Alan Sepinwall

Permalink | Report a problem


Playing House Renewed For Season 2

9 December 2014 6:47 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Playing House fans, USA Network has finally given you us an answer on the fate of the series, and it’s a good one. According to The Wall Street Journal, USA has decided to renew the comedy, created by and starring Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham for a second season. “We are over the moon to be back in action for another season of Playing House on USA! We owe a huge thanks to the network and Universal Cable Productions for their support and we are excited about our new opportunities with on-demand,” St. Clair and Parham said in a joint statement. “But we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our die-hard fans and their overwhelming love for our show. Every tweet, article, drawing, Facebook post made this next season a reality (especially the pics of tiny hedgehogs and babies dressed up as Bosephus!) The ladies are back! »

- Chris King

Permalink | Report a problem


USA Network Experiments with Ad Sales, VOD in ‘Playing House’ Renewal

9 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network has renewed comedy “Playing House” for a second season, turning the show into an experiment for new windowing and ad sales strategies.

USA said that episodes of “Playing House” would be available via cable VOD and authenticated on-demand platforms before they air on USA’s linear network. NBCUniversal ad sales chief Linda Yaccarino said the network would experiment with premium ad placements spread across those services to harness the small but passionate fan base for the femme buddy comedy written by and starring Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham.

Playing House” had a modestly-rated run of 10 episodes this past spring. USA’s decision to renew “Playing House” is a sign that networks are trying to find ways to capitalize on shows that generate outsize traction in social media. St. Clair and Parham have developed a following among alternative comedy fans for their past TV and improv efforts. But »

- Cynthia Littleton

Permalink | Report a problem


Playing House Renewed For Season 2—Rejoice With 4 Pounds of Artisanal Cheese!

9 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Your best TV friends are coming back! USA Network has renewed Playing House, created by and starring Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham for a second season. Bosephus and Jandana forever! "We are over the moon to be back in action for another season of Playing House on USA! We owe a huge thanks to the network and Universal Cable Productions for their support and we are excited about our new opportunities with on-demand," St. Clair and Parham said in a joint statement. "But we wouldn't be here if it weren't for our die-hard fans and their overwhelming love for our show. Every tweet, article, drawing, Facebook post made this next season a reality (especially the pics of tiny hedgehogs and babies »

Permalink | Report a problem


Playing House Renewed for Season 2, Will Be Part of On Demand Experiment

9 December 2014 4:52 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Round up Bosephus and get the raccoons out of your shed, Jammers! The beloved USA comedy Playing House has been renewed for a second season. The show's female duo Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair took to social media on Tuesday, Dec. 9, to announce the news in a quirky video. Read the exclusive interview with Lennon and Jess!  The pair have been anxiously awaiting the fate of their passion project in the six months since the first season finale aired. Though the 30-minute program about two best [...] »

Permalink | Report a problem


Will Playing House Ever Get A Second Season?

5 December 2014 3:54 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Playing House‘s terrific two-part season finale aired on June 17th on USA, and since then… crickets. No noise of cancellation, no excited tweets from Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair announcing a renewal… not even a mention from USA in June when they announced a renewal for Sirens – or later, when debuting Benched‘s first season. So why hasn’t USA said anything about their well-received, little-watched comedy? Despite a strong outcry from fans of Playing House the last few months (including myself), USA’s been tight-lipped on their plans, if any, for one of 2014’s pleasantly surprising comedies. Centered around mother-to-be Maggie (Parham) enlisting the help of her best friend Emma (St. Clair) after dumping her husband, Playing House surprised critics and audiences with a surprising amount of heart behind its slapstick – not to mention the all-rare combination of a show created by women, written by women – and starring said women creators. »

- Randy Dankievitch

Permalink | Report a problem


Rizzoli & Isles named Best Besties in Viewer’s Voice Awards

10 November 2014 5:00 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Who’s the best of the Besties? In a crushing landslide, Jane and Maura from TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles even defeated real life best friends Morgan and Dorothy and Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair who play Maggie and Emma on Playing House, in Channel Guide’s 2014 Viewers Voice Awards. With casting chemistry like that, (and a fan base who loves to vote,) Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander are TV’s perfect odd couple. Jane and Maura, Rizzoli & Isles 83.6% Maggie and Emma, Playing House 15.6% Troy and Abed, Community 0.2% Leslie and Ann, Parks and Recreation 0.2% Aria, Spencer, Emily and … Continue reading →

The post Rizzoli & Isles named Best Besties in Viewer’s Voice Awards appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Channel Guide Contributor

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Birthday Boys’ season two will include Fabio, Dana Carvey and More

17 October 2014 8:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) You may not know The Birthday Boys, but you’ll definitely recognize quite a few of the faces on "The Birthday Boys," the sketch comedy group’s TV show that returns for a second season tonight at 11:30 on IFC. The Birthday BoysJefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen — started as a stage show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and caught plenty of high-profile attention over the years; notably Bob Odernkirk and Ben Stiller (who have a shared history on sketch comedy with Fox’s short-lived but fondly remembered 1992 series The Ben Stiller Show). Odenkirk and Stiller serve as executive producers on "The Birthday Boys" TV show, with Odenkirk appearing frequently in the show’s first season. This year, though Odenkirk retains a presence on "The Birthday Boys," his schedule (including filming "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better »

- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources

Permalink | Report a problem


Mix and Match Your Perfect All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Cast!

8 October 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

So many comedians to choose from, so few roles.

Who you gonna call? Paul Feig!

Feig, whose streak off recent hits includes Bridesmaids and The Heat, confirmed on Twitter today that he will indeed direct the reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise. And this time, it’s ladies only.

It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

(Katie Dippold wrote The Heat for Feig.)

Watch: Return to the red carpet for 'Ghostbusters' 1984 premiere!

When rumors originally surfaced that Ghostbusters might get the reboot treatment, original star Bill Murray suggested some women to fill the roles: "Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny...I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there."

Bill, there are A Lot of funny women out there. Here are »

Permalink | Report a problem


Tony Hale, Jack Black, Casey Wilson to guest on 'The Birthday Boys'

3 September 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s almost time to jump back in the pool: IFC has given sketch comedy The Birthday Boys—which counts Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller among its executive producers—a return date of Oct. 17 at 11:30 p.m.. And the boys are bringing some notable names to the party.

EW has learned exclusively that the 10-episode second season will feature appearances by Tony Hale, Dana Carvey, Casey Wilson, and Doris Roberts, along with both halves of Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) and Tim & Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim). The guest list also includes Scott Aukerman, Chloe Bennet, »

- Dan Snierson

Permalink | Report a problem


Tony Hale, Jack Black, Casey Wilson to guest on 'The Birthday Boys'

3 September 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s almost time to jump back in the pool: IFC has given sketch comedy The Birthday Boys—which counts Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller among its executive producers—a return date of Oct. 17 at 11:30 p.m.. And the boys are bringing some notable names to the party.

EW has learned exclusively that the 10-episode second season will feature appearances by Tony Hale, Dana Carvey, Casey Wilson, and Doris Roberts, along with both halves of Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) and Tim & Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim). The guest list also includes Scott Aukerman, Chloe Bennet, »

- Dan Snierson

Permalink | Report a problem


Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ‘Game of Thrones,’ Comcast Among Interactive Media Emmy Winners

13 August 2014 10:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Television Academy announced Wednesday the six juried award winners for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media. The winners will receive their Emmy statuettes at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Also read: No Joke – Comedy Central Hosting ‘Schmemmy’ Emmy After-Party Winners were announced at the Interactive Media Peer Group's Emmy nominee reception in the NoHo Arts District. “Playing House” stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham presided over the evening, with assists by Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD of “Epic Rap Battles of History” fame, as well as Harley Morenstein (“Epic Meal Time”) and Yael Stone (“Orange »

- Jason Hughes

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Academy Awards Six Interactive Media Emmys

13 August 2014 9:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The interactive media wing of the Television Academy handed out six juried awards for the 66th annual Emmy Awards at an event Wednesday at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media is divided into four categories, two of which yielded more than one winner this year. The Interactive Media Peer Group recognizes excellence in innovation across TV and digital platforms.

Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live with NikWallenda” took home the top prize for multiplatform storytelling.

Two winners were named in the user experience and visual design category: HBO was recognized for its “Game of Thrones Viewer Guide” but shared the winner’s circle with Comcast for its Xfinity platform on the distributor’s X1 set-top box.

The social TV experience category also yielded two winners: Pivot’s “Hit Record on TV” and National Geographic Channel’s “Live From Space.”

The only winner of the night that »

- Andrew Wallenstein

Permalink | Report a problem


Performers of the Week: Rory McCann and Gwendoline Christie

21 June 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performers | Rory McCann and Gwendoline Christie

The Show | Game of Thrones

The Episode | “The Children“

The Airdate | June 15, 2014

The Performance | Physical acting rarely gets its due come awards season, but Rory McCann and Gwendoline Christie’s stunningly brutal, gasp-inducing battle scene during Game of Thrones‘ Season 4 finale was one of the finest examples of the form in recent TV history — absolutely too epic to ignore.

Related Game of Thrones: The Story Behind 4 Finale Deaths and a ‘Missing’ Lady

The scene began with Christie’s Brienne of Tarth accidentally stumbling upon Arya Stark, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Why Actresses Like Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling are Stepping Up Behind the Camera

5 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before Zooey Deschanel joined the cast of Fox’s “The New Girl” in 2011, she wasn’t exactly looking for a full-time television series. She had already guest-starred on plenty of established shows, like Showtime’s “Weeds,” and had a thriving film career (plus a band, She & Him, on the side). In fact, she wasn’t willing to take the role without a producer credit.

“I didn’t really want to do something unless I had a voice beyond just being an actor,” Deschanel says. “I was always wary about doing television, just because you have to play the same character for a long period of time. Being a producer gave me the confidence to know that it would be a dialogue, and I wouldn’t just be told what

to do.”

Deschanel is one of many actresses who have found more creative freedom working behind the scenes on series in which they star. »

- Christy Grosz

Permalink | Report a problem


Ouch! Skinny Dipping Ends Poorly on Playing House—Plus, Reasons to Watch From Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

20 May 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A tip from Playing House: Don't go skinny dipping. Well, don't go skinny dipping with 30 Rock star and Late Night with Seth Meyers writer John Lutz in a Jewish community center pool. In our exclusive sneak peek below, Maggie (Lennon Parham) and Emma (Jessica St. Clair) have a little dust up while "skinny dipping" (they're clothed, really). They don't' get a chance to resolve their argument before Marc (Keegan-Michael Key) busts them in their state of undress. Another tip: Don't get Tased while wet. The episode, titled "Drumline," finds the ladies reconnecting with some high school friends. "It's like a John Hughes movie," St. Clair told us. In addition to »

Permalink | Report a problem


Playing House's Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair Talk Friendship, Gilmore Girls, and Fighting in the Baja Fresh Parking Lot

12 May 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The ladies are back! Two years after their first show NBC's Best Friends Forever was cancelled before its time, real-life best friends and Upright Citizens Brigade alums Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair have created another TV comedy, Playing House.  In their USA debut, the pals play Maggie (Parham) and Emma (St. Clair)—two childhood friends who have decided to raise Maggie's baby together in their small hometown. Us Weekly editor Rachel McRady spoke to the pair about their devoted friendship, their writer's room inspirations, and one particularly [...] »

Permalink | Report a problem


Amy Poehler Producing USA Comedy Presentation From ‘Billy On The Street’ Duo

6 May 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Heading into its upfront next week, USA Network has ordered comedy presentation Difficult People, executive produced by Amy Poehler. It will be toplined by Billy On The Street star Billy Eichner and head writer/co-executive producer Julie Klausner. Klausner wrote the autobiographical project, which will have Eichner and Klausner play versions of themselves, comedian friends living in New York. Andrew Fleming is directing the pilot for Universal Cable Prods. Poehler is exec producing with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Michele Armour of Marobru (Chappelle’s Show). USA ordered its first original comedy series in 15 years, Sirens and Playing House, at its upfront last year. Sirens just finished its run, with no word yet on its future, while Playing House – also featuring two comedians playing versions of themselves, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair – just premiered. Related: 2014 USA Network Pilots »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

1-20 of 48 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners