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‘Addicted to Fresno’ Review

23 October 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Ron Livingston, Allison Tolman, Fred Armisen, Molly Shannon, Jessica St. Clair, Malcolm Barrett, Michael Hitchcock, Clea DuVall | Written by Karey Dornetto | Directed by Jamie Babbit

Reteaming director Jamie Babbit with Natasha Lyonne, her leading lady from the 1999 cult favourite But I’m a Cheerleader, Addicted to Fresno tells the story of Martha (Lyonne), a quiet reserved young woman who divides her day between working as a cleaner at the Fresno Suites hotel and working out at the local gym.

When her elder sister, Shannon (Greer), is finally released from a sex rehab clinic, their unshakeable bond of sisterhood is put to the test when, after Martha gets Shannon a job at the hotel where she works, she accidentally kills a guest post-coitus. With no option but to try and dipose of the body, the pair get entangled in a web of sex toys, »

- Phil Wheat

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Playing House, Ep. 2.07-08, “Officer of the Year” & “Celebrate Me Scones”

9 September 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Playing House, Season 2, Episodes 7 and 8, “Officer of the Year” and “Celebrate Me Scones”

Written by Vera Santamaria (“Officer of the Year”), Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair (“Celebrate Me Scones”)

Directed by Stuart McDonald

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm (Est) on USA Network

Playing House ends its season with two of its strongest episodes to date, the warmly romantic “Officer of the Year” and the cameo-filled “Celebrate Me Scones,” hinting at what a season three might look like if the show gets renewed. “Officer of the Year” is Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham leaning hard into their love of romantic comedies, as Mark and Emma finally admit their feelings for one another at the policeman’s ball. “Celebrate Me Scones” is a buddy comedy of errors, as Maggie, Zach, and Emma attempt to sneak into a Kenny Loggins concert after they are unable to buy tickets. In the show’s timeline, »

- Elena Rivera

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The Ladies of Playing House React Exactly As You Would to a Kenny Loggins Surprise—With Body Rolls!

8 September 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Just like that, Playing House season two is coming to a close. Yes, we're eating four pounds of artisanal cheese out of sorrow. But Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are going out on a high note, literally, with Kenny Loggins. Celebrate! In the exclusive clip from the two-episode finale, Maggie (Parham), Zach (Zach Woods) and Emma (St. Clair) reminisce with some childhood home movies that reveal the origin of Maggie's bodyroll and perhaps some of Zach's insecurities. Not only that, the home video also serves to help surprise a down-in-the-dumps Emma after [Spoiler!] she broke up with Rabbi Dan (Kyle Bornheimer). Cab we please take a moment and marvel at how spot-on the casting for young St. Clair and »

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

25 August 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | backstage.com | 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 | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com 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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Two new posters for Addicted to Fresno

12 August 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next month, two new posters have debuted for director Jamie Babbit’s upcoming comedy Addicted to Fresno featuring Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne and Aubrey Plaza

Fresno is a comedy about co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno, CA. Shannon is fresh out of sex rehab when her younger, overly optimistic lesbian sister Martha lands her a job as a maid at Fresno Suites, the local hotel. When Shannon jeopardizes her fresh start by accidentally killing a hotel guest after a post-rehab relapse, Martha goes to great lengths to help her sister cover up the crime. Shannon finally learns to take responsibility for her actions, and the sisters begin to resolve their tortured relationship.

Set for release on September 1st in the States, Addicted to Fresno features a cast that also includes Fred Armisen, Jessica St. Clair, Malcolm Barrett, Molly Shannon, Michael Hitchcock, Jon Daley, »

- Gary Collinson

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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 | Rollingstone.com | 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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Andy Daly on 'Review' season 2: 'Forrest is even more committed to this show'

30 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Review" was one of the most pleasant TV surprises of 2014, not because we didn't expect fun stuff from star and producer Andy Daly, but because Comedy Central had sat on the show for nearly a year, and then premiered it with minimal fanfare. What seemed like a dump job was instead a delight: a sort of serialized sketch comedy show, held together by Daly as "reviewer of life" Forrest MacNeil, a blandly cheerful doofus willing to experience and then review whatever his audience asked him to. Over the course of the first season, Forrest got addicted to cocaine, ate 15 pancakes in one sitting, had to divorce his wife, then eat 30 pancakes in one sitting, accidentally caused his father-in-law to die in outer space, possibly killed another driver in a road rage incident, and bit by bit watched his entire life burn to the ground for the sake of the show. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Watch a trailer for the Judy Greer leading vehicle ‘Addicted to Fresno’

20 July 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With key roles on the cult comedy hit Arrested Development and the FX animated comedy Archer, as well as a leading role on Married, Judy Greer is a familiar figure to television fans. She ahs, however, been very prolific on the big screen as well, appearing in supporting turns in four of the summer’s big movies, the four being Tomorrowland, Entourage, Jurassic World, and last weekend’s box office winner Ant-Man. Greer, however, is soon poised to take centre stage in a movie. Titled Addicted to Fresno, the synopsis is as follows.

Follows the lives two co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno.

Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne plays the other half of the sisterly duo, with But I’m a Cheerleader director Jamie Babbit taking the reins, and Allison Tolman, Aubrey Plaza, Jessica St. Clair, and Molly Shannon co-starring. At the Outfest Film »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Watch: Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer Hide a Body in Nsfw 'Addicted to Fresno' Trailer

17 July 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: SXSW: How Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer Escaped the Hollywood Boys Club for 'Fresno' Judy Greer is normally the level-headed sidekick, and Natasha Lyonne the crazy mess, but not this time around. Jamie Babbit's SXSW comedy "Addicted to Fresno" runs far away from typecasting by starring Greer as the sex-addicted wreck, Shannon, and Lyonne as her strangely optimistic sister, Martha. The film follows the two sisters as Shannon comes out of sex rehab and gets a job as a maid at the hotel where her sister works. After Shannon relapses and accidentally kills a hotel guest, her and Martha go on an all-out adventure to cover up the crime. "Addicted to Fresno" marks the second collaboration between Lyonne and Babbit after the 1999 cult hit, "But I'm a Cheerleader." The comedy also stars Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Jessica St. Clair, Molly Shannon, Michael Hitchcock and Ron Livingston. The »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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