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'Californication': Heather Graham, Mary Lynn Rajskub join Showtime comedy

Heather Graham is making her way back to television.

Graham, whose last foray into TV was the ill-fated ABC sitcom "Emily's Reasons Why Not," is joining Season 7 of Showtime comedy "Californication" for a season-long arc, Deadline reports. She will play a woman from Hank's (David Duchovny) past whose arrival disturbs his life.

Also joining the show for a three-episode arc in Season 7 is "24" alum Mary Lynn Rajskub. She'll be portraying a neurotic writer.

This bit of casting news comes just a few days after word that "Sopranos" alum Michael Imperioli has joined the show in a major recurring role, as well. He'll be playing Rick Rath, a successful old-school television producer who will play a key role in Hank's latest venture.

The 12-episode season will go into production at the end of April, eyeing a premiere in 2014.
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Graham To Star In TV Comedy

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Graham To Star In TV Comedy
Boogie Nights star Heather Graham is heading back to TV to play a California girl experiencing a culture shock in Texas.

The actress will replace Paula Marshall in new comedy Little in Common, according to TV Guide magazine.

Marshall appeared in the pilot episode of the show, which also stars funnymen Rob Corddry and Kevin Hart and actress Gabrielle Union.

Graham last appeared on TV in 2006, when she starred in the short-lived Emily's Reasons Why Not.

Heather Graham joins 'Little in Common' pilot

Heather Graham joins 'Little in Common' pilot
Heather Graham has signed up to star in Fox comedy pilot Little in Common. The sitcom focuses on a couple (played by Graham and Rob Corddry) who move from California to Texas, but fail to bond with their new neighbours. Graham replaces Paula Marshall, who dropped out of the project last month, according to Deadline. Her past television credits include short-lived ABC sitcom Emily's Reasons Why Not and roles on Scrubs and Arrested Development. She is (more)
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Heather Graham Career Assessment: License to Strip

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Subject: Heather Graham, 41-year old American actress

Date of Assessment: June 8, 2011

Positive Buzzwords: Nudity, beauty, sleep

Negative Buzzwords: Romcom, limited appeal and talent

The Case: People like to talk about the so-called "downward trajectory" that Heather Graham's career has supposedly taken. Still, she's worked steadily since her first movie role in 1988's License to Drive (the one where both Coreys stuffed her in a car trunk), which she followed up with an acclaimed turn in Drugstore Cowboy and an adorable character, Annie Blackburn, on the second season of "Twin Peaks." Then, she toiled away in relative obscurity for nearly five years until she stunned audiences (or at least myself) as Jon Favreau's dance partner in the last act of Swingers and appeared alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Two Girls and a Guy. Then, Heather became the very naked Rollergirl in Boogie Nights, which was a pretty overrated movie
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The Seven Scripted Network Shows Cancelled Faster than "The Paul Reiser Show"

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Word came down over the weekend that "The Paul Reiser Show," had been cancelled after only two episodes, due to poor reviews and dreadful ratings. It wasn't a huge surprise: It wasn't a very good show; NBC had very little faith in it (the network pushed back its premiere nearly a full television year); Paul Reiser is not exactly popular, having disappeared from television and film after the end of "Mad About You"; and the debut episode was the lowest-rated in-season comedy debut ever on NBC, scoring only 3.4 million viewers. (The time slot will be occupied by "The Office" reruns for the rest of the season).

Given the time and money put into a scripted series, it takes a particularly nasty brand of heinous to get yanked that quickly. But, two episodes is not the quickest a scripted television series has been pulled off the air. There are quite a few reality ("The Hasselhoffs,
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Big Bang,' 'Grey's,' 'Glee,' and more!

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com Question: Is Izzie really pregnant on Grey's Anatomy? —Elle Ausiello: I'll say this: ABC's promo gurus are very sneaky! While we're on the subject of Katherine Heigl, sources confirm to me exclusively that she's taking another leave of absence from Grey's — but this time her reasons are personal, not professional. Heigl will be going on a belated maternity leave to spend some Qt with new daughter Naleigh. As a result, Izzie
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Interview: Victor Webster is "Melrose Place"'s Gay 2.0

When the CW announced they were relaunching the iconic 90s Fox nighttime soap opera Melrose Place, the first question for many gay viewers was what the show would do with the character of Matt Fielding.

While Matt was one of the first regularly occurring gay roles on television, he was also a sexless character usually playing a supporting part in other character’s storylines. And when Matt did finally have a boyfriend, Fox was so concerned about showing the kiss that they cut away from the big moment.

Fast forward 17 years to the new Melrose Place. While Melrose 2.0 doesn’t have a gay character amongst the regularly occurring roles, the show does include Caleb Brewer, played by Victor Webster, as the ruthless boss of the publicity firm where Ella Simms, the show’s new vixen, works. We haven’t seen much of Caleb thus far, but we do know he smokes cigars,
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Trio joins Bertinelli in TBS pilot

Nadia Dajani, Kevin G. Schmidt and Dean Collins have joined the cast of TBS' untitled Dave Caplan comedy pilot starring Valerie Bertinelli.

The project, from Sony Pictures Television, centers on newly separated Claire (Bertinelli), who is raising two teens -- insecure, quick-witted Daniel (Schmidt) and cute, status-conscious Kelsey (Juliette Goglia) -- while running a lumber business.

Dajani plays Lisa, Claire's next-door neighbor and best friend who works as a magazine photojournalist. Collins plays Hunter, Daniel's mischievous, girl-crazy best friend.

Anjelah Johnson also was previously cast in the project.

Dajani ("Emily's Reasons Why Not") is repped by Innovative Artists.

Schmidt ("Cheaper by the Dozen") and Collins ("The War at Home") are repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group.

Schmidt is managed by Protege Entertainment and Collins by Howard Entertainment.
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ABC's sitcom duo stumbles Monday

ABC's new Monday lineup got off to a good start at 8 p.m. with Wife Swap but stumbled at 9 p.m. with the comedies Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress and the 10 p.m. return of The Bachelor. CBS had a big night, with Two and a Half Men hitting its highest adults 18-49 marks of the season with an average of 17.2 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/14 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. But the eye network is still soft at 9:30 p.m. with the rookie comedy Out of Practice (13.7 million, 4.7/11). At 10 p.m. CSI: Miami carried the rest of the night for CBS with a solid 20.2 million viewers and a 6.6/17 in the key demo.

ABC's sitcom duo stumbles Monday

ABC's sitcom duo stumbles Monday
ABC's new Monday lineup got off to a good start at 8 p.m. with Wife Swap but stumbled at 9 p.m. with comedies Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress and the 10 p.m. return of The Bachelor. CBS had a big night with Two and a Half Men hitting its highest adults 18-49 marks of the season with an average of 17.3 million viewers and 5.9 rating/14 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. But the eye network is still facing softness at 9:30 p.m. with rookie comedy Out of Practice (13.9 million, 4.7/11). At 10 p.m. CSI: Miami carried the rest of the night for CBS with a solid19.6 million viewers and 6.5/16 in the key demo.

'Emily' gets her man with Diamond

Bill Diamond has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner on ABC's upcoming comedy series Emily's Reasons Why Not, while James Patrick Stuart has joined the cast of the show as a regular. Produced by Pariah in association with Sony Pictures Television, Emily is in production for a Jan. 9 premiere. Emily stars Heather Graham as Emily Sanders, a young, single woman with a great job in publishing who is navigating the New York dating scene. Stuart will play a high-paid business consultant brought in by Emily's publishing house to boost the bottom line whose professional run-ins with her immediately create friction.

'Emily' gets her man with Diamond

Bill Diamond has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner on ABC's upcoming comedy series Emily's Reasons Why Not, while James Patrick Stuart has joined the cast of the show as a regular. Produced by Pariah in association with Sony Pictures Television, Emily is in production for a Jan. 9 premiere. Emily stars Heather Graham as Emily Sanders, a young, single woman with a great job in publishing who is navigating the New York dating scene. Stuart will play a high-paid business consultant brought in by Emily's publishing house to boost the bottom line whose professional run-ins with her immediately create friction.

ABC unveils post-'MNF' midseason plans

ABC unveils post-'MNF' midseason plans
ABC has its midseason game plan in place to kick off a new programming lineup once Monday Night Football leaves the air. Beginning Jan. 9, the new series Emily's Reasons Why Not will lead a new 9-10 p.m. comedy block, paired with returning midseason half-hour Jake in Progress. They will be hammocked between Wife Swap, which will stay in the 8 p.m. slot it has occupied since the new fall season began, and The Bachelor, which will return for its eighth season at 10 p.m. The new night of programming is important to ABC, which will seek to establish entertainment programming on Mondays all season long going forward given that "MNF" won't be back next fall.

ABC unveils post-'MNF' midseason plans

ABC unveils post-'MNF' midseason plans
ABC has its midseason game plan in place to kick off a new programming lineup once Monday Night Football leaves the air. Beginning Jan. 9, new series Emily's Reasons Why Not will lead a new 9-10 p.m. comedy block, paired with returning midseason half-hour Jake in Progress. They will be hammocked between Wife Swap, which will stay in the 8 p.m. slot it has occupied since the fall began, and The Bachelor, which will return for its eighth season at 10 p.m.

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