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Trophy Wife’s Michaela Watkins on Her Brief SNL Stint, Modern Divorce, and Crazy Ladies

1 April 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On ABC’s wonderful Trophy Wife, Michaela Watkins plays Bradley Whitford’s second of three wives — the one who brought out his hippy-dippy side. The ease with which Watkins embodies the spirit of Jackie speaks to her ease with playing odd, goofy, slightly unhinged people, and her comfort is in high demand. She’s appeared in Wanderlust, Enlightened, and as part of the comedy multiverse that encapsulates friendly shows like Childrens’ Hospital and Kroll Show. We spoke to Watkins about the modern state of divorce and what her brief stint on Saturday Night Live taught her about doubling down with work.I don’t know how else to put this, but a lot of the characters you play, like Jackie on Trophy Wife, are on the verge of having a nervous breakdown …It’s so funny that you bring that up because just today I was talking to single friends of mine who are dating, »

- Steve Heisler

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‘Trophy Wife's’ Albert Tsai to Guest on ‘Hot in Cleveland’ Live Premiere (Exclusive)

13 March 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Trophy Wife's” precocious nine-year-old actor Albert Tsai will be lending Betty White a hand when he guest-stars on TV Land's “Hot in Cleveland live premiere episode airing Wednesday, March 26 at 10 p.m. Et. Tsai will play Jimmy, a young boy scout who lends White's character, Elka, a helping hand, TheWrap learned. Also read: ‘Trophy Wife’ Producer and ‘Bachelor’ Super Fan Explains How Guest Star Chris Harrison Dissed Him Currently, Tsai plays Bert Harrison on ABC's “Trophy Wife.” Bert is the adopted son of Pete Harrison (Bradley Whitford) and his second ex-wife Jackie (Michaela Watkins) in the series that stars Malin Akerman as. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Which Trophy Wife Mom Is Most Like Her Character?

5 March 2014 12:54 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Michaela Watkins plays Jackie Harrison on ABC's hit show Trophy Wife. Portraying Pete's second ex-wife alongside Kate (Malin Akerman) and Dr. Diane Buckley (Marcia Gay Harden), Michaela tells us what it's like to be in that wild mix of women. The actress fills us in on which of her costars is most like her character in real life, plus she gives us a juicy spoiler for the upcoming episode. Click to watch! On Becca: Rebecca Minkoff jacket, Honey Punch top »

- Becca Frucht

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Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, and Executive Producers Sarah Haskins and Lee Eisenberg Talk the Return of New Trophy Wife Episodes

4 March 2014 7:08 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Inspired by the life of co-creator Sarah Haskins, the ABC comedy series Trophy Wife tells the story of a reformed party girl named Kate (Malin Akerman), who is hoping that the third time’s the charm, now that she’s the third wife of the slightly older Pete (Bradley Whitford).  Determined to make things work and become a part of this instant family, no matter what, she has to figure out how to juggle two ex-wives (Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins) and three step-children (Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison, Albert Tsai) while keeping her sanity. During this recent interview to promote the return of new episodes, co-stars Malin Akerman and Bradley Whitford, along with executive producers Sarah Haskins and Lee Eisenberg, talked about how The Bachelor host Chris Harrison came to guest star on the show, how they decided on a Disney-themed party for Bert (Tsai), the upcoming two-part wedding episode, »

- Christina Radish

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'Office' alum Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy 'Benched'

12 February 2014 1:38 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Oscar Nunez is coming back to TV.

This time, The Office alum will star alongside Happy EndingsEliza Coupe in the upcoming USA Network comedy Benched, about a corporate attorney whose breakdown leaves her working as a public defender. Nunez, who joins as a series regular, will play a colleague of Nina’s.

The single-cam comedy, from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home), also stars Jay Harrington, who plays a public defender at Nina’s office.

Since signing off with The Office almost year ago, Nunez has appeared on It’s Always »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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'Office' alum Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy 'Benched'

12 February 2014 1:38 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Oscar Nunez is coming back to TV.

This time, The Office alum will star alongside Happy EndingsEliza Coupe in the upcoming USA Network comedy Benched, about a corporate attorney whose breakdown leaves her working as a public defender. Nunez, who joins as a series regular, will play a colleague of Nina’s.

The single-cam comedy, from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home), also stars Jay Harrington, who plays a public defender at Nina’s office.

Since signing off with The Office almost year ago, Nunez has appeared on It’s Always »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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'Trophy Wife' to parody 'Scandal': Matching the cast with their Gladiator counterparts

11 February 2014 4:30 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Worlds will collide on ABC this spring when freshman comedy "Trophy Wife" pays homage to its network neighbor "Scandal."

"We have an episode coming up that becomes a 'Scandal' parody," co-creator and executive producer Emily Halpern says, speaking to reporters on Monday (Feb. 10). "Diane [Marcia Gay Harden] has a bit of a failure, which as we know is very unlike her, and she winds up sort of binge-watching a lot of 'Scandal' episodes and channels her Olivia Pope [Kerry Washington]."

Diane turns to Kate (Malin Akerman) for help "taking down the conspiracy in the PTA," executive producer Lee Eisenberg adds of the episode, which will air in April. "[It's] very high stakes."

With Diane trying on Olivia's white hat, let's have some fun and match up the rest of "Trophy Wife" with their Gladiator counterparts. (Of course, we're leaving the kids out of this because that would just be weird. Though, let's be real, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Crazy Ones' books 'Mork and Mindy' reunion; Eliza Coupe returns to TV with 'Benched' and more

25 January 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

News and notes from up and down the channel guide:

- "The Crazy Ones" has booked a "Mork and Mindy" reunion. Pam Dawber will reunite with Robin Williams 32 years after the series finale of their sitcom when she guest-stars on "The Crazy Ones" later this season as a free-spirited author who goes on a date with Williams' Simon Roberts. Williams says the reunion is "a dream come true" and Dawber adds that "it'll be a great week" because she hears the "Crazy Ones" set is "a very happy one."

- USA has picked up a legal comedy, "Benched," starring Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings") and Jay Harrington ("Better Off Ted"). The show will follow Nina (Coupe), a corporate attorney, who suffers a public breakdown and ends up working as a public defender. Phil (Harrington) is her scruffy, gambling colleague. "Benched" will be executive-produced by Michaela Watkins, Damon Jones, John Enbom, Mark Gordon and Andrea Shay. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Exclusive: In a World... Gag Reel

24 January 2014 2:56 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Lake Bell, best known for her work on the small screen in Childrens' Hospital and How to Make It in America, made her feature writing and directing debut last year with the critically-acclaimed indie comedy In a World.... The filmmaker also stars as Carol, a young voice over artist trying to escape the shadow of her legendary father (Fred Melamed). As her career begins to blossom, she finds herself competing directly with her old man. With the Blu-ray and DVD debuting earlier this week, we have an exclusive gag reel featuring Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Demetri Martin and Michaela Watkins trying to keep a straight face for the camera.

In this hilarious and idiosyncratic comedy, Carol (Lake Bell) is an underachieving voice coach living in the shadow of her egotistical father Sam (Fred Melamed), the undisputed king of the voice-over industry. When Sam kicks her out, Carol »

- MovieWeb

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In A World… Blu-Ray Review

24 January 2014 1:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lake Bell, the lead actress, writer and director of In A World… has done her due diligence in Hollywood, with supporting roles in awful romantic comedies like What Happens in Vegas, It’s Complicated and No Strings Attached. Like many other lesser-known comedic actresses, she’s been confined to the corner of the screen in many of her projects, playing second fiddle to bigger stars. And so, it’s refreshing to see Bell finally striking out with a film that’s both astute and audacious, as well as entirely her own.

For Bell, it must have been a terrifying and exhilarating challenge, crafting a starring vehicle for herself that could play to all her strengths while also standing on its own two feet as a feature film. That In A World… succeeds both as a vibrant introduction to Bell’s comedic voice and as one of the best independent comedies »

- Isaac Feldberg

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USA greenlights legal comedy with 'Happy Endings' star Eliza Coupe

24 January 2014 10:02 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

USA Network has put Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington on the case, picking up the courtroom comedy Benched, the network announced today.

The Happy Endings actress will star as Nina, a driven corporate lawyer who suffers a public nervous breakdown after losing out on a promotion, and find herself in unfamiliar waters when she starts working as a public defender. Harrington, who headlined another ABC cult comedy, Better Off Ted, plays Phil, Nina’s new co-worker who is described as “tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler.”

The single-camera Benched pilot was written »

- Dan Snierson

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USA Comedy Pilot ‘Benched’ Gets Series Order

24 January 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

USA Network has given a series order to comedy pilot Benched starring Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington. The single-camera project hails from ABC Signature, marking the first series for ABC Studios’ boutique division. “Benched is one of those unique series that creates an immediate connection with the audience,” said USA Network president Chris McCumber. “The lead is played brilliantly by Eliza Coupe, who has undeniable chemistry with Jay Harrington’s character. Benched is a half-hour courtroom comedy that focuses on Nina (Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion, and finds herself working as a public defender. Harrington stars as Nina’s new colleague, Phil, a tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler. With Happy Endings alumna Coupe, Benched brings to USA a piece of the cult comedy series that »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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USA Orders Comedy Series ‘Benched’

24 January 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network has added to its comedy series roster with an order for “Benched.”

Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones created the courtroom-based comedy that stars Jay Harrington (“Better Off Ted”) and Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings”).

Series hails from ABC Studios and Mark Gordon Co. “Benched” marks the third original comedy ordered by USA in the past year.

John Enbom is also on board as an exec producer.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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USA Orders Eliza Coupe Comedy 'Benched' to Series

24 January 2014 9:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Happy Endings alum Eliza Coupe is returning to TV full-time. USA Network has ordered to series Benched, a half-hour comedy about a career-driven attorney turned public defender, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The half-hour comedy hails from writers/executive producers Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live, Trophy Wife), Damon Jones (the Groundlings) and John Enbom (Party Down), the latter of whom will serve as showrunner. Prolific producer Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy, Ray Donovan) is on board as an Ep alongside Andrea Shay for The Mark Gordon Co. The comedy marks the first project to come from ABC Studios' recently launched boutique division,

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Giveaway: Win Enough Said on Blu-ray

23 January 2014 8:14 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late great James Gandolfini star in the hit indie comedy Enough Said, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Julia Louis-Dreyfus received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Eva, a divorced masseuse who falls for a like-minded man (James Gandolfini). However, she soon realizes he is the ex-husband of her client (Catherine Keener). We have a giveaway lined up where our readers can win copies of the Blu-ray to add to their collection. These prizes will be gone quick, so enter to win today!

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Divorced mom Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) may be falling for Albert (James Gandolfini), a sweet, »

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Machete Kills

21 January 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Blue Jasmine"

What's It About? Cate Blanchett stars as Jasmine, a fancy New Yorker whose late husband was one of those finance scumbags who swindled people. Left high and dry, she heads to Sf to impose upon her sweet sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins), who's got her own problems to deal with.

Why We're In: This Woody Allen flick is getting rave reviews, nominations, and awards out the wazoo, so if you haven't seen it yet, get cracking.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (Criterion)

What's It About? Comedy bigwigs like Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, and Jonathan Winters star in this slapstick-y flick about buried treasure.

Why We're In: Because it's winter and you need a laugh, and because this Criterion edition is restored, extended, and spiffed up in all the right ways. »

- Jenni Miller

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Afternoon Delight

16 January 2014 1:46 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 18, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.95

Studio: Cinedigm

Kathryn Hahn is game for an Afternoon Delight.

The always-game Kathryn Hahn (Wanderlust) stars in the 2013 independent comedy Afternoon Delight.

Hahn is Rachel, a depressed thirty-something in a sexless marriage, who find an unexpected friendship in an unlikely place. During a night out with her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor, Happythankyoumoreplease), she meets McKenna (Juno Temple, Dirty Girl), a stripper down on her luck. After encountering her again soon afterwards, Rachel invites McKenna to become the family’s live-in nanny in the hopes of helping her get back on her feet, and soon finds that McKenna’s influence makes waves throughout her life.

Written and directed by Jill Soloway (TV’s Six Feet Under and United States of Tara), the R-rated film garnered the “Best Director” award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Oh, and it also features Jane Lynch »

- Laurence

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They Came Together: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd clash in first clip - watch

15 January 2014 7:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

They Came Together has released its first clip.

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd clash in the scene from David Wain's upcoming comedy, posted by BuzzFeed.

The pair star as knick-knack shop owner (Poehler) and a man working for a corporation that is threatening to ruin her business.

After getting off on the wrong foot at a Halloween party, they go on to become an unlikely couple.

Michael Ian Black, Christopher Meloni and Ken Marino - who appeared with Poehler and Rudd in Wain's Wet Hot American Summer - will also feature alongside Max Greenfield, Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms, Melanie Lynsky, Michael Shannon, Jason Mantzoukas and Michaela Watkins.

They Came Together was announced in Summer 2012. It will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24.

Catch up on all the latest TV and Movies releases in Digital Spy's Screen Time: »

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Hilarious ‘They Came Together’ Poster & Clip

14 January 2014 10:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Spoofs have become weak over the last decades. Satirical swipes and lampooning of generic conventions have made way for tasteless toilet humour and irrelevant pop-culture references. Fortunately, it looks as though They Came Together, the upcoming romantic comedy starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, may very wellbe the shot in the arm that the genre needs. Judging by this simple clip and the fantastic poster, the comedy focuses on exactly what is being spoofed.

They Came Together comes from the writers of cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, David Wain and Michael Showalter. The poster contains the usual quotes from industry personel, only this time they are taken from news articles that state facts. Meanwhile, even David Wain’s press release is absolutely hilarious:

After having already made world-changing cinematic statements on adolescence (Wet Hot American Summer), religion (The Ten), service (Role Models), and community (Wanderlust), I teamed up with »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Clip from Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler's Comedy They Came Together

14 January 2014 5:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

David Wain and Michael Showalter, the team that brought us Wet Hot American Summer, has a new comedy coming to Sundance this year called They Came Together. The movie stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, and the movie is supposed to be spoofing romantic comedies. I'm not really a big fan of spoofs, but there is smart way to make a spoof and a stupid way to make one. It looks like they did this one right. 

After having already made world-changing cinematic statements on adolescence (Wet Hot American Summer), religion (The Ten), service (Role Models), and community (Wanderlust), I teamed up with Michael Showalter to take on a topic that (to our knowledge) has yet been seen in the movies: Romance — particularly heterosexual romance between two white people.

Our next idea was to mix this romance story with humor – so you could almost call this a Romantic-Comedy, so to speak. »

- Joey Paur

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