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 Chuck Lorre’s new sitcom casts ‘West Wing’ star

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Chuck Lorre has found his next Mom.

Former West Wing star Allison Janney has been cast in the mega-successful comedy producer’s new CBS pilot.

She’ll star opposite the previously announced Anna Faris, who plays a newly sober single mother trying to pull her life together in Napa Valley. The Emmy-winning Janney will play Faris’ own mom (so there’s two… Continue reading Chuck Lorre’s new sitcom casts ‘West Wing’ star

An anti-gay group is calling for a boycott of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming NBC comedy The New Normal.

One Million Moms, an ultra-conservative organization that previously criticized JC Penney for featuring a same-sex couple in a catalog, is now coming after the Glee co-creator’s new show. Murphy’s New Normal is about a gay male couple having their first child via a surrogate.

The group complained in a posting on its Web… Continue reading Ryan Murphy’s new NBC sitcom draws anti-gay protest

THE EXES 320 ‘The Exes’ star Kristen Johnston previews season 2 premiere, talks about her return to sitcom life

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TV Land’s sitcom The Exes returns for its second season of 12 episodes tonight at 10:30 p.m., so in anticipation of that, EW hopped on the phone with star Kristen Johnston to discuss what fans can expect on the coming episodes of the show. First, let’s start with the photo here, which shows a moment in tonight’s season… Continue reading ‘The Exes’ star Kristen Johnston previews season 2 premiere, talks about her return to sitcom life

Congratulations to anyone who put down “Muammar Gaddafi” as their ultimate tie-breaker in the TV.com Dead Pool, as the fashion-forward Libyan dictator has met the same fate as The Playboy Club and Charlie’s Angels (though few could argue that his cancellation has come too early). But what does that news have to do with TV? Funny you should ask! The answer is Matthew Perry.

In 1987, the still-young Fox network put… Continue reading A Bad Sitcom Predicted Gaddafi's Death in '87

After a fierce bidding war, Fox nabbed the next comedy from the How I Met Your Mother producers — a single camera laugher about three siblings who reconnect after their dad dies.

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Chris Harris, will exec produce a put pilot called The Goodwin Games for fall 2012 consideration. A put pilot comes with severe financial penalties if Fox doesn’t air it, which all… Continue reading ‘HIMYM’ producers to create sitcom for Fox