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In her first recurring TV role since 2007's Viva Laughlin, Melanie Griffith will join the cast of Fox's Raising Hope, where she will play the mother to Shannon Woodward's character Sabrina and presumably have some tangential encounters with the family raising said baby. "But wait, I thought Melanie Griffith maintains her clearly youthful appearance by eating babies! How can Fox allow her to get near to and possibly eat that baby?" concerned viewers whom we obviously made up for the purposes of a dumb joke are already crying out. "As part of her contractual stipulations regarding appearing »
Melanie Griffith is in final negotiations for a multi-episode arc on Raising Hope. She'd play Sabrina's mother, according to E!. Griffith hasn't had particularly good luck in the TV department: Her Lifetime pilot didn't get picked up last year, 2007's Viva Laughlin was canceled almost immediately, and 2005's Twins barely made it through a season. But have no fear, the low-rated but so darn charming Raising Hope is on the case. »
- Margaret Lyons
Looks like there's no life left in the Lifetime pilot "American Housewife."
Deadline is reporting that the cable network passed on the show which featured Melanie Griffith as a housewife to an up-and-coming politician played by Jeffrey Nordling. In addition to starring in the show, Griffith also executive produced it with her husband Antonio Banderas.
Griffith hasn't had much luck on the small screen. Her 2007 show "Viva Laughlin" was sacked after just two episodes. In 2006, her WB show "Twins" fared only slightly better. It made it through 18 episodes but went away after that.
Heard about the television show "Spartacus" and wonder what all the fuss is about? Let me warn you there will be plenty of mayhem in the upcoming third season of this show to talk about -- the primal sort of bedlam that was commonplace in ancient Rome. In advance of Friday night's Starz season premiere of "Spartacus: Vengeance," creator and head writer Steven S. DeKnight ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Smallville, "Viva Laughlin" and "Dollhouse") took part in a special conference call to discuss the increasingly popular franchise. The most obvious questions »
- Suzette Valle
4 items from 2012
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