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‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's’ Kaitlin Olson Books Recurring Role on ‘New Girl’

12 August 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Kaitlin Olson has landed a recurring role on Fox's “New Girl.” Olson will play Ashley, returning guest star Rob Reiner‘s fiancee and Jess's (Zooey Deschanel) high school nemesis. Since Reiner plays Jess's dad, you do the math about how well that will go over in sitcom-land. Also read: Fox TV Sells ‘New Girl’ Cable Rights to TBS, MTV The arc begins in the upcoming season's Episode 3, airing in late September. Olson and Reiner won't be the only stars guesting on the episode: Michaela Watkins (“Trophy Wife”) will reprise her role as Schmidt's (Max Greenfield) boss, »

- Tony Maglio

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So you've been fired from 'SNL': Here's what to do next

15 July 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Brooks Wheelan, we hardly knew ye… and now we may never get the chance to. The blue-eyed comedian revealed Monday night that he won’t be returning for a second year at Saturday Night Live this fall—and that the decision wasn’t his to make. In a fairly delightful tweet, Wheelan said that he’d been let go. (His exact words: “Fired from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” Which is funny enough to make me wish things hadn’t ended this way.)

Clearly, getting canned from television’s most august comedy institution must be a bit of a bummer. »

- Hillary Busis

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Brooks Wheelan Fired From 'SNL' After One Season

15 July 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Brooks Wheelan announced on Monday that he was "Fired From New York, It's Saturday Night!"

Brooks Wheelan announced on Monday that after one season on Saturday Night Live, he was "Fired From New York, It's Saturday Night!"

The 27-year-old comedian tweeted: 

But don't go feeling sorry for Weelan just yet. Acclaimed comedy director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad) has already reached out to him, tweeting: ".@brookswheelan you will have the Robert Downey Jr. post SNL career! (minus the painful drug addiction). Rock on friend!"

Wheelan responded: ".@JuddApatow thanks man! I'm gonna take this time to formally submit myself for the Ironman reboot in 2021 and the Chaplin reboot in 2032."

Wheelan isn't the only SNL cast member to have his time cut short on the show. Obvious Child star Jenny Slate was let go after one season. She did, however, drop the f-bomb on her first episode. Chris Parnell, who now stars on Suburgatory, was cut from »

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They Came Together | Review

27 June 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Come Undone: Wain’s Cliché Buster Episodically Funny

Every now and then, director David Wain delivers a great film with his certain brand of offbeat humor darkly shining, particularly with Role Models (2008) and Wet Hot American Summer (2001). At the very least, his less successful ventures feature standout performances from someone in his regular crew of comedic comrades (Michaela Watkins in Wanderlust, for instance). But arriving with the Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd headlined They Came Together (yeah, it’s supposed to mean that, too), finds Wain at his most strained since the episodically structured The Ten. Except, this film might have actually benefitted from a string of vignettes harpooning ridiculous rom-com tropes rather than the befuddling exercise at hand centered on two people that we’re watching solely as performers engaging in sketches rather than actual characters, utilizing a variety of broad comedic styles that feel lifted from the likes of The Naked Gun. »

- Nicholas Bell

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David Wain’s ‘They Came Together’ Completes 12-Year Journey at L.A. Film Festival

17 June 2014 12:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Wain found himself in reflective mood as his romcom spoof  “They Came Together” had its West Coast premiere Monday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

“We tried to make this in 2002 but we couldn’t get the studio to do it,” he told the audience the Regal.

Wain’s longtime collaborator Michael Showalter wrote the script shortly after 2001′s “Wet Hot American Summer” but Universal put the project into turnaround. A decade later, Wain held a table read with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler and got Lionsgate’s microbudget division on board.

With a budget of “$3 million and change,” Wain shot the project in 23 days, mostly in Brooklyn.

“We had a lot of one-take scenes; it was a race against time and money,” he noted. “Dollar for dollar, it was the least expensive movie I’ve ever done.”

The director explained that he was emulating the tone of “Airplane, »

- Dave McNary

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David Cross, Laura Dern and dozens of other celebs to appear on season 2 of 'Drunk History' -- Exclusive Photos

3 June 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

With the second season of Comedy Central’s Drunk History just a month away from hitting the air, let’s pour you a tall, frosty glass of casting news: David Cross, Laura Dern, Patton Oswalt, and Charlie Day are among the notable names who will pop up this summer on the only TV series in which an intoxicated narrator shares a true-but-lesser-known tale from our nation’s past while celebrities act out his or her version of the story.

Arrested Development fans will be pleased as spiked punch to learn that three cast members — Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat — will appear this season. »

- Dan Snierson

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Trophy Wife: in memoriam

14 May 2014 1:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pete mourns the passing of Trophy Wife, a well-cast, well-written sitcom whose title didn't do it any favours...

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Sitcom fans are in mourning this week following the cancellation of one of the sharpest, funniest sitcoms on television. I am, of course, talking about Trophy Wife, one of the more tragic losses of the Great Television Massacre of 2014.

Trophy Wife followed in the footsteps of ABC stablemate Cougar Town in having a needlessly off-putting title. Certainly anyone seeing the title and looking at the show’s two leads - the young and beautiful Malin Akerman, and Bradley Whitford, fifteen years on from The West Wing’s debut - might be inclined to put two and two together and make a borderline-offensive premise.

Nothing could be further from the truth, however; despite the age gap, Akerman and Whitford play one of the happiest, most loving married couples on television - arguably »

- louisamellor

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'Trophy Wife' ends tonight: Why we'll miss it

13 May 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

I wrote the first version of this post — a reaction to Trophy Wife’s first season finale – last week, when there was still a small, shimmering chance that the show might live to see another season. Alas, in the time between then and now, ABC decided to ax one of the year’s best new sitcoms — meaning that my assessment of season 1 and collection of hopes for season 2 must be retrofitted into a eulogy.

It goes without saying that this is a damn shame. I spent all year recommending this series to anyone who’d listen, especially ex-Modern Family »

- Hillary Busis

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Trophy Wife: ABC Sitcom Cancelled, No Season Two

9 May 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Goldbergs will be back next season but the same can't be said for its companion series, Trophy Wife. ABC has cancelled the show after one season of 22 episodes.

Trophy Wife revolves around a former partygirl (Malin Åkerman) who becomes the third wife of an older man (Bradley Whitford) and becomes part of a large family that includes three step-kids and two ex-wives. Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison, and Albert Tsai round out the cast.

The sitcom started out okay in the ratings but they quickly dropped in subsequent weeks. They really fell after the end of 2013 and this week's episode hit a series low with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.48 million viewers.

Of the news, Akerman tweeted, "Thank u all for your loyalty and passion #TrophyWife fans. We »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Trophy Wife

9 May 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC

Episodes: 22 (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 24, 2013 -- May 13, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Ryan Scott Lee, Bailee Madison, Michaela Watkins, Albert Tsai, and Natalie Morales.

TV show description:

On this sitcom, a reformed party girl hopes that the third time's the charm when she becomes the third wife of a (slightly) older man.

Kate (Malin Akerman) and Pete Harrison (Bradley Whitford) literally fell into each others' arms at a karaoke bar. A year later, Kate finds herself with an "instant family" -- complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives.

Diane Buckley (Marcia Gay Harden) is Pete's first ex-wife. She's an intense, overachieving former Olympic athlete and the mother of teenagers Hillary and Warren. She's »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Celebrities react to L.A. earthquake on Twitter

8 May 2014 6:26 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Even if you weren’t in Los Angeles when a small earthquake jolted the areaWednesday, you probably knew about the quake – thanks to Twitter.

The 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 11:39 p.m. Pt, just south of downtown L.A. Celebrities responded by taking to Twitter, commenting about their tiny brush with disaster (and checking on Emmy Rossum, of course). Check out what a few of them had to say below:

apparently there was just an earthquake here in los angeles. can i take that off of my bucket list now?—   (@atmosphere) May 08, 2014

Is Emmy Rossum Ok #Earthquake— billy eichner (@billyeichner »

- Ariana Bacle

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

30 April 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

They Came Together has released its first trailer.

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in director David Wain's romantic comedy parody.

The film centres around the story of how an unlikely couple comes together, poking fun at the conventions and clichés of other rom-coms.

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

Poehler will star next year in The Nest with long-time collaborator Tina Fey.

Anchorman actor Rudd will play the title role in Edgar Wright's 2015 Marvel Studios movie Ant-Man.

They Came Together premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will arrive in Us cinemas on June 27. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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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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