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Must Watch: Marissa Jaret Winokur on ‘Playing House’ Tonight!

25 August 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Bodies be bangin’ all over Pinebrook—and on the set of “Playing House,” where creators and stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham aren’t shy about showing them off. After letting Lindsay Sloane strut her stuff last week as Bird Bones, tonight’s episode finds Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur’s waitress—the very one who loves being motorboated in the freezer—flaunting both her boobs and her belt when it comes time to wish a customer happy birthday. What can we say? She runs hot! Catch the full episode on USA tonight at 10pm Et—or watch it now online! (And just try to get that song out of your head. Shoop shoop!) Inspired by this post? Check out our television audition listings! »

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Playing House Goes All Silver Linings Playbook...With a Steve Harvey Twist?!

24 August 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Perhaps getting inspiration from Silver Linings Playbook on how to handle yourself after a divorce isn't the best idea. But then we wouldn't have Keegan-Michael Key running around in a trash bag and making guttural noises on Playing House. Yes, it's true: Mark and Bird Bones are no more and there are several questions to be answered: What's a man to do when his marriage fall apart? Can you have too many succulents? Is Jessica St. Clair's Steve Harvey impression the best? We can safely answer one of those questions: Yes, her impression is the best. Check out the sneak peek below for more. Also in this episode Mark rekindles his friendship with Emma (St. Clair) and Maggie (Lennon Parham) »

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Playing House's Keegan-Michael Key

22 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Performer | Keegan-Michael Key

The Show | Playing House

The Episode | “Knotty Pine” (Aug. 18)

The Performance | When you think of USA Network’s Jessica St. Clair-Lennon Parham comedy, a few choice phrases might instantly come to mind — “totes kewl” and “body be bangin'” among them. “Heartbreaking dramatic performances,” however, might not be included on the list. That is, until we saw Keegan-Michael Key’s work in Tuesday’s episode.

Throughout the half-hour — in which woodworking instructor Buck Finch (played by Rob Riggle) attempted to seduce Lindsay Sloane’s Tina away from Key’s Mark — there were ample warning signs »

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Playing House, Ep 2.04, “Knotty Pine” is an emotional series high

18 August 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Playing House, Season 2, Episode 4, “Knotty Pine”

Written by Vera Santamaria

Directed by Stuart McDonald

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm (Est) on USA Network

“Knotty Pine,” the fourth episode of Playing House, marks the mid-point for the season and is the show’s finest installment, deftly moving between comedy and drama to deliver the best of both genres. The episode showcases the blossoming friendship between Tina, Maggie, and Emma, as they go on shopping dates and attend all-female woodworking classes. While the women’s friendship grows closer, Mark and Tina continue to drift apart. “Knotty Pine” culminates with an emotional conversation between Tina and Mark about the future of their relationship, a powerfully broken moment for a comedy, but one that feels completely at home in the world of Playing House.

While Playing House is a comedy, it is unlike other shows that pack a dense number of rapid-fire jokes into every scene. »

- Elena Rivera

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‘Playing House’ Producer-Stars Talk Fans, Guest Stars, Twitter – TCA

12 August 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

How much of a chatter-fest was this?  Referring here to today's TCA panel on USA's Playing House, featuring stars/executive producers Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. With few pauses for breath, the pair gabbed and giggled their way through a discussion of their comedy, a follow-up to the pair's NBC semi-autobiographical comedy series Best Friends Forever. Two topics seemed to float to the surface: One, guest stars, and two, Twitter. The pair has managed to persuade… »

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Playing House, Ep 2.03, “Cashmere Burka” expands on small-town life

11 August 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Playing House, Season 2, Episode 3, “Cashmere Burka”

Written by Gavin Steckler

Directed by Stuart McDonald

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm (Est) on USA Network

“Cashmere Burka,” the third episode of Playing House, tackles the dramatic arts this week as it expands on the importance of being true to one’s self in relationships, romantic and otherwise. Gwen (Jane Kaczmarek), Emma’s mother, writes a play about her experiences growing up, and is nervous as all get-out to present it to the public. At the same time, Emma starts dating Dan, the cute guy carrying bread she met at the end of the second episode, who’s played by a winsome Kyle Bornheimer (that guy in everything, now in Playing House). Both Emma and Dan are worried about what other people will think of their relationship. Between interesting pronunciations of the word “wet” and an overabundance of scarves, “Cashmere Burka” is an episode »

- Elena Rivera

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The Great Gilmore Girls Divide Between Playing House Stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

11 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Television is a great place for both women and dynamic duos, just ask Playing House's Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. But don't ask them about Gilmore Girls—more on that later. The two are real-life best friends who play best friends in the USA Network comedy that's just returned for a second season after months in renewal/cancellation limbo. They join a long list of women doing it for themselves in comedy on the small screen, so why is TV the place to go for hilarious women and shows such as Playing House, Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer? Because people can take their time with TV, according to the duo. "I think what's nice about TV for us is female relationships are long. We're »

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Top 5 TV: Goodbyes Galore, From 'True Detective' to the #JonVoyage

10 August 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's not every week that a generation's best-known political pundit signs off for the last time, which is why most of the TV-related headlines over the past several days have been about Jon Stewart: his social legacy, his style of humor and what he might do next. But The Daily Show wasn't the only institution bidding adieu. If you're a fan of goodbyes, you've been in clover lately, watching both prestige dramas and breakout series take their last bows for the summer. It's not an easy thing to do well, »

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Playing House, Ep. 2.01-02, “Hello, Old Friend” & “Sleepless in Pinebrook”: A strong start to the season

5 August 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Playing House, Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2, “Hello, Old Friend” and “Sleepless in Pinebrook”

Written by Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair (“Hello, Old Friend”), Anthony King (“Sleepless in Pinebrook”)

Directed by Stuart McDonald

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm (Est) on USA Network

When Playing House finished its first season in early 2014, its future was very much in flux. The show was an experiment for USA Network, which made a name for itself as the home of predictable and breezy dramas about lawyers and sports doctors. Playing House was one of the network’s first comedies, and it was clear USA Network was confused on how to market it to viewers. Despite this, the show still managed to find a loyal, albeit small, fanbase of viewers and critics alike and got picked up for a second season.

Created and starring Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, regulars on the podcast circuit and Upright Citizens Brigade (Ucb) improv veterans, »

- Elena Rivera

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Playing House Returns For Season 2: New Laughs & A New Way To Watch

4 August 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

The sun rose with an even sunnier glow this morning; because America’s most hilarious TV show is back tonight! I will say this with a complete lack of bias, but Playing House is the best comedy currently on TV … and possibly ever. Of course, I’ve written several times about my love for Playing House, including an impassioned plea for the show’s renewal, and thankfully, the Gods (and the decision-makers at USA Network) listened. Season 2 of the series — written by, produced by and starring real-life best friends Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair — finds childhood besties Maggie and … Continue reading →

The post Playing House Returns For Season 2: New Laughs & A New Way To Watch appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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How to Stop Caring and Hit Comedy Gold: The Story of Playing House's Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair

4 August 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Not every interview starts with the subject, in this case Lennon Parham, explaining the meal she's chowing down on—a medium rare cheeseburger. But not every show is as special as Playing House, the comedy Parham co-created with real-life best friend Jessica St. Clair (St. Clair was putting down her daughter for a nap and would join the call after sampling and discussing in detail Parham's French fries: they were not quite steak fries and had the skin on them). The cult-hit series about a new mom and her best friend who returns to town to help her care for the baby was basically dead in the water after a low-rated, yet critically-acclaimed first season. Parham freely admitted she and St. Clair thought the show was over »

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks to Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham About Playing House, Babies, and Physical Comedy

4 August 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Like on their short-lived but long-missed Best Friends Forever, on Playing House, creators/stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham offer one of the most realistic portrayals of female friendship ever put on the small screen. It sure helps that they are best friends in real life. With the show's second season premiering tonight on USA, who better to interview the comedy duo than another one of their comedian friends, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. They discuss physical comedy, having babies, and neck-editing. Enjoy, because they sure did.On Putting Family Before Business: Jessica St. Clair: Jld! Thank you so much for doing this.   Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Wait, a minute but I didn't get my baby.   Jsc: Goddamn it, you can pick her up. Or I'll drop her off. You're in the Palisades? Jld: Yeah, just stick her in a box and put her right outside my door if I'm not there. »

- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Playing House Is Back and Better Than Ever

31 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Playing House is back! While that's totes kewl in and of itself—fans and critics campaigned hard for USA to bring back the comedy from Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair—what makes this news even greater is the show hasn't missed a beat. Your girls are back and better than ever. The show picks up a few months after the birth of baby Charlotte and Maggie (Parham) and Emma (St. Clair) are well into the swing of mommyhood. The first two episodes hilariously take on dating as a new mom—with guest stars Darius Rucker, Hgtv's Property Brothers, Mad Men's Rich Sommer and Kyle Bornheimer—and establishes some new status quos for the supporting characters including Lindsay Sloane's »

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'Battlefield Earth' is no longer the funniest thing to result from Scientology

19 July 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Living in La is enormous fun. Or at least, the potential for enormous fun is always there, provided you actually pay attention and go to things and get out of the house and actually take advantage of the various amazing opportunities that are around. The Ucb Theater is a place I should spend more time. No two ways about it. There are all sorts of things that happen there that I would love to see. Some of those, I hear later or see later, and thank god they make the effort to record so much of it, because I just listened to two of the funniest hours I've heard this year, and it is well worth your time to seek it out. Here's something from the official website of "The Dead Authors Podcast": 826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Girls of Playing House Are Back, Leaky Breast Milk and All!

10 July 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The girls are back in town! Playing House makes its triumphant return on Tuesday, Aug. 4 on USA Network and Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are in fine form, even with leaky breasts. Wait, what? In the preview below, St. Clair's Emma and Parham's Maggie are adjusting to life with a new baby and all the joy that comes with it. What would Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda do? Would your best friend dry the breast milk on your blouse? Playing House, one of the best and most lovable comedies in years, returns with all your favorites including Lindsay Sloane as Bird Bones, Keegan-Michael Key as Mark, Zach Woods as Zach, and new faces including Rob Riggle, Kenny Loggins (as himself, celebrate!) and the »

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Playing House: Kenny Loggins to Visit Maggie and Emma in Season 2

24 June 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Playing House is giving Jammers one more reason to “Celebrate Me Home” the USA Network comedy’s upcoming second season (Aug. 4, 10/9c).

RelatedPlaying House Books a Visit from the Property Brothers for Season 2

USA on Wednesday announced that Kenny Loggins — whose 1977 classic inspired Maggie and Emma’s awesomely awkward pilot sing-along — will guest-star in the Season 2 finale.

In anticipation of the news, stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair posed for this spoiler-y selfie. (You can’t tell from their faces, but they’re very excited about all of this.)

In fact, if you’ve been following Parham and »

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'Property Brothers' To 'Playing House'

18 June 2015 7:37 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Property Brothers" Drew and Jonathan Scott are headed to "Playing House."

The Hgtv stars will play themselves in an episode of USA comedy "Playing House," which stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair.

Instead of helping a couple find a fixer-upper and renovate it into their dream home, like they do on "Property Brothers," they'll actually be remaking Maggie's body into the "hottest property on the market," USA revealed. (Lennon plays Maggie)

Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott (NBC)

Photos: Primetime Hunks: The Hottest Guys On Television!

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TVLine Items: First Fargo Teaser, Playing House Makeover and More

18 June 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Only in Fargo can a woodpecker appear so ominous.

The FX miniseries has released a teaser for its upcoming second season, and although the short video only features the aforementioned bird and the sound of gunfire, it still communicates one very clear message: Season 2 is going to be grim.

RelatedFargo Elects Bruce Campbell to Play Ronald Reagan in Season 2

Premiering in September, Fargo‘s sophomore run will take place in the late 1970s, during Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States. As FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said in January, Season 2 will be set against »

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Performer of the Week: Anna Chlumsky

16 May 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Performer | Anna Chlumsky

The Show | Veep

The Episode | “Convention” (May 10)

The Performance | We always knew Veep‘s Amy — President Selina Meyer’s overworked, underappreciated chief of staff — would explode sometime. And when the moment finally arrived in Sunday’s episode, Anna Chlumsky made Amy’s well-earned tirade a glorious thing.

Throughout the season, Chlumsky has telegraphed her character’s mounting frustration with her boss through hilariously tense line readings, under-her-breath asides and well-timed eyerolls. The addition of yes-woman Karen to Potus’ entourage proved Amy’s breaking point; you just knew something was gonna go down when Chlumsky’s shoulders »

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Veep, Ep 4.05: “Candidate” sees more shakeups in Meyer’s team

11 May 2015 5:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tony Hale

Veep, Season 4, Episode 5: “Candidate”

Teleplay by Sean Gray and David Quantick, Story by Armando IannucciSean Gray, and David Quantick

Directed by Stephanie Laing

Airs Sundays at 10:30pm (Et) on HBO

While the resignation of President Hughes gave Meyer a chance to take the job she has been aspiring towards for her entire political career, her eye has been firmly set on the upcoming election. This week’s episode turns the focus away from Meyer the President on to Meyer the Presidential candidate, leading to another hilarious episode that sees some more major shakeups in Meyer’s staff.

Amy’s resignation, while not unexpected given her recent frustrations, also signals another major change in Meyer’s cabinet, one that is likely to be more keenly felt than Dan’s firing. Amy’s frustrations with Meyer have been building up for a number of seasons, and Meyer »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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