'Mommy Dead and Dearest' Doc on Gypsy Blanchard: What We Learned

In July 2016, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the brutal stabbing death (in Springfield, Missouri) of her mother, Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard. It seemed like a remarkably tidy ending for an almost surreally sensational crime.

Gypsy, then 24, was arguably the biggest victim of all, having essentially been held hostage by her late mother since she was a young child – a casualty of Munchausen by Proxy, a rare disorder in which a caregiver feigns or induces symptoms of sickness in her charge.
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Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Renewed for Season Five on The CW

Do you know what you'll do next summer? The CW does. The network has renewed its Whose Line Is It Anyway TV show for a fifth season on The CW. This will be the show's 13th season overall.Aisha Tyler hosts the improv comedy series, featuring Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and weekly guest comedians. Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Stiles, Brady, and Mochrie executive produce.Read More…
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Whose Line Is it Anyway?: Season 12 of CW Series Returns in May

Pssst. This is your cue. Season 12 of The CW's Whose Line Is it Anyway? TV series premieres Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Host Aisha Tyler returns with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie. Each episode also features a special guest who takes part in the improv game.

From Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions, Whose Line Is it Anyway? is executive produced by co-creators Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, along with Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady.

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Classic improvised comedy show Whose Line is It Anyway? is headed to the West End

The classic improvised comedy show Whose Line is It Anyway? is headed to the West End.

A new stage show - featuring stars of the original TV programme - will run at the Adelphi Theatre for two weeks from June 20.

Co-creators Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson will oversee the show, with regulars Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood and host Clive Anderson all set to appear.

The original show saw comedians act out improvised sketches and skits based on suggestions from the audience.

Anderson said: "It's great to be back in charge of the iconic Whose Line Is It Anyway? - joining up with some of the show's most impressive improvisers to play many of its best-loved games, together with some exciting new features, devised by its original creators.

"Expect all the fun of the television programme - only this time live on stage!"

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The Duck House: MPs' expenses satire set for West End splash

Ben Miller to star in new London comedy set during Gordon Brown's time in office, by Mock the Week's Dan Patterson

From Peter Viggers' duck house to Richard Timney's adult entertainment, parliamentary expenses are to become the subject of a new West End satire starring the comedian Ben Miller.

Acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson will direct The Duck House, a comedy set during Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister. It has been written by Mock the Week producer Dan Patterson and Have I Got News for You writer Colin Swash. The production will begin performances at London's Vaudeville theatre at the end of November, following a five-week national tour.

Miller will play backbench Labour MP Robert Houston, who in the face of the impending election, attempts to cross the floor to the Conservative party just as he becomes embroiled in the expenses scandal. Miller said: "They say that comedy equals tragedy plus time,
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Now it’s time for a game called The CW renews Whose Line Is It Anyway?

This game is for Ryan, Colin, Wayne, Aisha, and the bank accounts of Dan Patterson and Mark Levson: After it wraps its first 12-episode summer run, The CW’s revived version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? will return for a second, 24-episode season. CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed the show’s renewal ahead of his network’s day at the TCA press tour, telling The Hollywood Reporter that a successful second season could launch further comedy efforts from The CW. At press time, network scientists have presumably woken the latest batch of coiffured-and-cut CW clones and placed them in ...
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CW Brings Back ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ For Summer Run, Aisha Tyler To Host

Improvisational comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which had a successful eight-season run on ABC, is coming back to American television, this time on the CW. The network has picked up a new take on the British format to air this summer. Comedian Aisha Tyler, co-host of The Talk, which airs on the CW sibling CBS, will host. She succeeds Drew Carey, who emceed the ABC version that ran during CW president Mark Pedowitz’s tenure at the network. Returning are Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, who starred on the ABC series. The trio, along with a special guest each episode , will go through a series of spontaneous improv games. (Maybe they’ll bring back Richard Simmons, who killed it on a 2003 episode during the show’s ABC run — see the video below.) After each round of improvisation, Tyler will dole out “points” to our four performers
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ABC Announces Summer 2012 Schedule – Duets, Secret Millionaire, Rookie Blue, And More

ABC announced their summer offering schedule, though the big kick is coming as early May 14th with The Bachelorette. New and returning shows are likely to get a fair amount of marketing love, as summer programming, especially with the influx of cable hotlist shows, has taken off over the last few years.

Rookie Blue looks fairly interesting, and Secret Millionaire did pretty well before, so we’ve got that at least. Keep a close eye on Trust Us With Your Life, and mark your calendars. The odd spin on improv comedy could be hilarious.

Check out the rundown below.

Thursday, May 24:

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Duets” (series premiere) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “Rookie Blue

Sunday, June 3:

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Secret Millionaire” 9:00-11:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

Thursday, June 28:

9:00-10:00 p.m. “Wipeout

Tuesday, July 10:

9:00-10:00 p.
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TV News: ABC Announces Summer Schedule with Three New Shows, Return of ‘Rookie Blue’

Chicago – ABC just announced the premiere dates for their summer series, including three new shows — “Duets,” “Final Witness,” and “Trust Us with Your Life” — along with the return of summer hits — “Secret Millionaire,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” “Wipeout,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor Pad,” and a show that we often get calls about on Wgn, “Rookie Blue.”

It starts with “The Bachelorette,” which returns to Monday nights on May 14, 2012 and features fan favorite Emily Maynard. The one-two reality TV punch of “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelorette” should be a potent one to start the week. As for other series news, “Rookie Blue” returns to Thursday nights at 9pm Cst on May 24, “Secret Millionaire” and “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” take over Sunday nights on June 3, “Wipeout” joins Thursday nights at 8pm Cst on June 28, “Trust Us With Your Life” and “Final Witness” premiere on Tuesday nights on July 10 (starting
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'Mock the Week' returns for tenth series

'Mock the Week' returns for tenth series
BBC Two topical panel show Mock the Week will return for a tenth series next month, it has been confirmed. Dara O'Briain will be back as host of the show along with regular panellists Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons. Show creator Dan Patterson said: "What a year 2011 has been. We've had a referendum, a royal wedding and the discovery of the world's most wanted man. "Unfortunately, that's all gone now, but I'm sure we'll get just as much mileage out of the Turkish elections, (more)
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'Mock The Week' to return in January

'Mock The Week' to return in January
Mock the Week will return for a eighth series in January, the BBC has announced. The satirical quiz show, which stars Dara O'Briain, will air for six weeks, having already been recommissioned for two series by BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow. Series producer Dan Patterson says: "We're delighted to be back for our eighth series. 2010 promises to bring a host of new targets for our team and our New Year's resolution is to welcome them with all our usual warmth, (more)
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Frankie Boyle leaves 'Mock The Week'

Frankie Boyle has left Mock The Week to concentrate on other TV commitments, while the show has been signed up for two new series by BBC Two. Dara O'Briain will return as host of the satirical news quiz, with its panel members drawn from the world of comedy. Angst Productions series producer Dan Patterson said: "Frankie has been a brilliant member of the team since the beginning and the door is always open for him to come back. We wish him all the best with his other projects." In his newsletter, Boyle said: "And finally, I've decided not to do any more Mock The Week. (more)
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