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Lucky Louie, Ep. 1.03: “A Mugging Story” lazily deals with race

Lucky Louie, Season 1, Episode 3: “A Mugging Story”

Written by Patricia Breen

Directed by Andrew D. Weyman

Aired on June 18, 2006 on HBO

From the beginning of Lucky Louie, the main impetus behind the project has always seemed to be to address issues which its stylistic progenitors couldn’t discuss. In the first two episodes, that meant issues of female sexual desire and pregnancy. As prior reviews have discussed, Louis C.K.’s results in these episodes were mixed, as he often teetered between laughing at the atavistic views of his male characters and endorsing them. The same inconsistency continues in “A Mugging Story,” but on a different subject: racism.

Before that though, the episode kicks off with a humorous cold open in which Louie plays a failed game of hide and seek with Lucy. The scene serves to illustrate Kim’s parenting superiority over Louie, as her willingness to play along
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Cedric Yarborough Joins ‘Dead Boss’, Pedro Pascal & Sandrine Holt In ‘Exposed’, Justina Machado & Hampton Fluker In ‘Warriors’

Cedric Yarborough (Reno 911) is set as a regular in Fox‘s half-hour pilot Dead Boss, from Warner Bros TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. An adaptation of the BBC3 series created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, Dead Boss is a comedic mystery that finds overachiever Helen Stephens (Jane Krakowski) wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss and forced to rely on her train wreck of a sister to prove her innocence. Yarborough, repped by Principato-Young, plays Tony, Helen’s good-natured, but schlumpy lawyer.The pilot was written by Patricia Breen who is executive producing with Horgan and Kaplan. Related: 2014 Fox Pilots Updated: Sandrine Holt (Hostages), Pedro Pascal (Game Of Thrones) and Peter De Jersey have been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Exposed, from writer Charles Randolph, Peter Traugott’s Tbd Entertainment, and Universal TV. It centers on Anna, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to uncover
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Jane Krakowski to star in 'Dead Boss'

Jane Krakowski to star in 'Dead Boss'
Jenna Maroney rises again — well, sort of.

30 Rock star Jane Krakowski has been cast in the Fox pilot Dead Boss, based on the U.K. series.

Krakowski will play Helen Stephens, an overachieving, career-focused woman convicted of murdering her, you guessed it, boss, and is subsequently forced to rely on her train-wreck sister to help her out. Innocent of the crime and with work piling up on her desk, she is stunned by the guilty verdict — but remains optimistic that the whole mess will be straightened out shortly, according to the logline of the pilot.

The half-hour comedic mystery is
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’30 Rock’ Star Jane Krakowski Cast as Lead in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Dead Boss’

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’30 Rock’ Star Jane Krakowski Cast as Lead in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Dead Boss’
Jane Krakowski has been cast as the lead in Fox’s half-hour comedy pilot, “Dead Boss.” Krakowski is best-known for her role as Jenna Maroney in NBC’s “30 Rock” — a gig for which she was Emmy-nominated four times in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category. “Dead Boss” is a project from Warner Bros./Kapital Entertainment, written and executive produced by Patricia Breen. Aaron Kaplan, Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh will executive produce as well. Also read: Pilot Season 2014: TheWrap’s Complete Network Guide Based on the British series, “Dead Boss” is a comedic mystery that finds ambitious,
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Jane Krakowski To Topline Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Dead Boss’

30 Rock alumna Jane Krakowski has been tapped as the lead of Fox‘s half-hour pilot Dead Boss, from Warner Bros TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. An adaptation of the BBC3 series created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, Dead Boss is a comedic mystery that finds overachiever Helen Stephens (Krakowski) wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss and forced to rely on her train wreck of a sister to prove her innocence. The role was played by Horgan in the original series. Krakowski, who recently signed with Brillstein Entertainment, had been fielding multiple offers this pilot season following her seven-year run on 30 Rock, which earned her four Emmy nominations. I hear production of the Dead Boss pilot and potential series is being moved to New York where Krakowski is based. The pilot was written by Patricia Breen who is executive producing with Horgan and Kaplan. UTA-repped Krakowski recently did
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Fox Orders ‘Weird Loners’ To Series, Drama Pilot From Lee Daniels, Danny Strong

Fox Orders ‘Weird Loners’ To Series, Drama Pilot From Lee Daniels, Danny Strong
Fox has given a six-episode order to comedy “Weird Loners” and added three more comedy pilots to its development roster.

The network has also picked up a pilot billed as a family drama set in the world of hip-hop that was written by Lee Daniels (pictured) and Danny Strong, who teamed on “The Director.” The pair exec produce with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo for Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. Project aims to incorporate original music and contemporary tunes.

Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly expressed his intention to bust out of the pilot season timetable earlier this month. The comedy pilots are under contention for fall slots, but Fox stressed that all three have strong shots at moving into series production.

Pilots Scorecard: Follow all of pilot season’s development activity

Single-camera comedy “Weird Loners” hails from “King of Queens” co-creator Michael Weithorn and follows four relationship-phobic people
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Fox Picks Up Comedy Series ‘Weird Loners’, Pilots ‘Dead Boss’ & ‘Sober Companion’

After lengthy negotiations, Fox has given a six-episode order to single-camera comedy Weird Loners, from writer Michael Weithorn, who wrote the project on spec and sold it to Fox. It was then laid off at 20th TV, with studio-based director-producer Jake Kasdan coming on board to executive produce alongside Weithorn. Weird Loners is the story of four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a townhouse in Queens, NY. Additionally, Fox has given pilot orders to comedies Dead Boss and Sober Companion, both geared toward series. Single-camera Dead Boss, which had a put pilot commitment, hails from Warner Bros TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. An adaptation of the BBC3 series created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh and starring Horgan, Dead Boss was written by Patricia Breen (Suburgatory). It is a comedic mystery that finds overachiever Helen Stephens
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'Suburgatory' Season 3 Spoilers: Family Reunions, Dalia's New Love, Noah's Whereabouts and More

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'Suburgatory' Season 3 Spoilers: Family Reunions, Dalia's New Love, Noah's Whereabouts and More
Suburgatory Season 3 premiered on ABC last week and there were a lot of changes from the second season. At the Television Critics Association press tour last week the cast, including Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Carly Chaikin, Ana Gasteyer, Allie Grant and Chris Powell, along with executive producers Emily Kapnek, Patricia Breen and Andrew Guest were on hand to talk about the show's new direction and spill some spoilers about what's coming up this season. 
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'Arrow', 'Chicago Fire', 'Dead Boss': Tube Talk Q&A

Another week has flown by, but we haven't spent the seven days since the last Tube Talk Q&A kicking our feet up, twiddling our fingers and humming to ourselves - no, we've been slaving away to bring you demanding lot the best in TV inside scoop and gossip!

So once more unto the breach, dear commenters - brace yourselves for the latest on Chicago Fire, Arrow, Dead Boss, Pramface and more...

I noticed Chicago Fire season two has started in the Us - when do we get it?

You get it soon! Yes, rugged Casey (Jesse Spencer), smooth Severide (Taylor Kinney) and sensitive Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) will all return to Sky Living on Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm for more hot drama!

Season two - which sees Severide targeted by a vengeful arsonist and station 51 come under fire (alright, enough with the puns) - premiered on NBC on September
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TV News: Boss, Graceland, Human, Outlander

Dead Boss

Fox has given a put-pilot commitment to a remake of the 2012 UK sitcom "Dead Boss". Patricia Breen ("Surburgatory") will pen the script, and the original show's star Sharon Horgan will executive produce.

The series will follow a woman who has been wrongly convicted and imprisoned for killing her dead boss and who does her best to get along with the other inmates at a women's prison. [Source: Yahoo UK]

Graceland

USA Network has has renewed its freshman undercover agent drama "Graceland" for a second season. The show has averaged 4.3 million total viewers an episode, making it Summer's top new scripted series on cable. [Source: The Live Feed]

Almost Human

Showrunner Naren Shankar ("Grimm," "CSI") has quit the Fox sci-fi drama "Almost Human" two months out from its premiere. The amicable departure is said to be due to creative differences.

Show creator Joel Wyman ("Fringe") will now take over the role in Shankar's absence. Karl Urban
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BBC Three comedy 'Dead Boss' to get Us remake on Fox

Fox is to shoot a Us remake of BBC Three comedy Dead Boss.

The UK original starred Sharon Horgan and aired six episodes in June and July 2012.

Fox's version - which again follows a woman falsely convicted and imprisoned for killing her boss - will be written by Suburgatory's Patricia Breen, Deadline reports.

Horgan will executive produce the Us version alongside Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.

Horgan and Kaplan previously developed a Us remake of the former's other BBC Three comedy Pulling and also worked on two original comedy projects - Bad Mom and Bad Management.

Fox has given Dead Boss a put-pilot commitment, meaning that the network will have to pay a fee if it does not air the episode - increasing the likelihood of a series pick-up.

> BBC Three comedy Dead Boss like Mean Girls, say writers

Watch a clip from the original Dead Boss below:
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Adaptation Of British Comedy ‘Dead Boss’ Gets Put Pilot Commitment At Fox

Exclusive: Fox has handed a put pilot commitment to single-camera prison comedy Dead Boss, from Warner Bros TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. An adaptation of the BBC3 series created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh and starring Horgan, Dead Boss is being written by Patricia Breen, exec producer on Wbtv’s ABC comedy series Suburgatory. It centers on a woman trying to prove her innocence after being falsely accused and convicted of killing her boss. Breen is executive producing with Horgan and Kaplan. The five-episode original series aired on BBC 3 last year (watch the trailer below). Another prison-set comedy with a female protagonist, Orange Is The New Black, recently got off to a strong start on Netflix. This marks the latest collaboration for Kaplan and Horgan, who have had three half-hour projects go to pilot at ABC: Pulling — also based on a Horgan British series — Bad Mom and Bad Management.
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The Stone Bench: The Special Relationship on Big Love

It's fitting in a way that the resolution to Barb and Bill's current problems--or, at least specifically, the question of Cara Lynn's protection--should occur at the spot where their relationship truly began: at the stone bench where Bill proposed to Barb all of those years ago. On this week's episode of Big Love ("The Special Relationship"), written by Patricia Breen and directed by David Petrarca, we witnessed what might just be the end of Bill and Barb's marriage, or at least the legal, paper version of it. While Bill reassures Barb that they would still be sealed for eternity, the sting of his suggestion is evident: in order to safeguard Cara Lynn's future, Bill would have to marry Nicki. Which means legally divorcing Barb. Let's be honest: Bill has always had a special relationship with his first wife and rightly so. Of all of his wives, Barb was the one
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Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 4, Ep. 8

Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 4, Ep. 8
Spoilers Ahead Welcome to Wife Watch!, the only blog post that ranks the most powerful wives on this week's episode of Big Love. --- In the season's penultimate episode, "Next Ticket Out," writer Patricia Breen lays Bill's cards on the table in this conversation with Ana: Bill: Doggone it! Margene is my wife! I can't share her with you and Goran. Ana: Why Not? Bill: Because it's unnatural, that's why. Ana: (scoffs) Bill: A man has to know his woman is his. It's just the way it is. Ana: Are you aware of what you're saying? Bill: Of course I am. A woman cannot have two husbands. It's just wrong. Ana: How can You say that? Bill: I'm not a hypocrite. I explained our religion to you. I told you all about it! As you read this, you have to imagine Bill Paxton delivering his lines with a high-pitched, baby-has-a-tantrum voice and a.
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