Judy Greer Gets Another Shot at Stardom

By Richard Lawson

Oct 21, 2009

...If at first you don't succeed, just keep trying forever. This must be the mantra of poor Judy Greer, who's almost made it big like a million times. After her big star vehicle sitcom Miss Guided crashed and burned in the spring of '08, I thought maybe her ship had sailed permanently. Not so! ABC seems to be moving ahead with a new show for the likable lady, this one based on a book called I'm With Stupid. Fingers crossed. Though, somewhat pessimistically. [Variety]

...Stanley Tucci, something of a late-career Judy Greer himself, is developing a project for HBO in which he plays a "brilliant politician" who's embroiled in one of those terrible scandals that politicians always seem to be embroiled in these days. No word yet on whether it's a like a Good Wife scandal or, y'know, a wide stance scandal. Is it wrong to hope it's both? [THR]

...Though I've never met anyone who watches Castle, apparently many of you do. The mystery-comedy has been picked up for a full second season, making it just about the most successful thing Nathan Fillion has ever done. You know, he's kind of like the male Judy Greer. Though, maybe not anymore. Maybe he's finally been given the keys to the...y'know...castle. Thud. [Variety]

...Oh dear. Moose-shooting rogue Sarah Palin will finally be appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, after turning down an appearance offer last year. 'Cause now she has a book to sell! Topics will include why Sarah quit being queen of Alaska, whether she thinks Levi Johnston is a "hottie" or a "nottie," and her years-long secret affair with John Phillips. Oprah will also be giving her a car. Oprah jokes! [EW]

...Haa. Kate Gosselin Halloween wigs are selling like hotcakes. [People]

...Show creator David Goyer has been handed the full reins to his freshman show FlashForward. He'd had a more experienced TV guy helping him out for the first 12 episodes, but now he's graduated from Pull-Ups and is wearing regular big boy underpants so he can do the last nine by himself, no no, close the door, really he can make FlashForward all by himself. [THR]

...Comedy Central has picked up rebroadcast rights to TV's funniest show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for about 700 grand an episode. Let's hope this is making Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton a nice wad of cash, so they can keep making funny shows forever. (I'd say let's give some money to Kaitlin Olson too, but she's married to McElhenney, so he has to share.) [Variety]

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  • shocker713 Oct 27, 2009

    Judy Greer is enjoyable in The Hebrew Hammer, and her appearances as Trixie on Californication are amusing.

  • neomichel Oct 22, 2009

    I am happy Castle got full season!

  • puls78 Oct 22, 2009

    Oh poor Miss Guided! A good show that never got its due. I can't help but think that the Glee folks watched those episodes and took a few notes. There are some similarities, no?

  • bighead67 Oct 22, 2009

    that is very great that castle is has been picked for a full second season.

  • Sobrenaturalia Oct 22, 2009

    I love Castle since the beginning of the show. And my friend watches it too. It's funny, and it always has something surprising. And Nathan Fillion is awesome as an investigator and as father.

  • vicbjones Oct 22, 2009

    I've been a regular Castle viewer since Labor Day, Congressman Boner. It's where I get my Rob Bowman fix.

  • IndianaMom Oct 22, 2009

    How do you do, Mr. Lawson? I am a Castle viewer. BTW, David Goyer is the one who should be riled up.

  • sweetsaintz Oct 22, 2009

    My oh my, look how you've riled up all the Castle fans who came crawling out of the woodwork just to correct you. And Judy Greer is good, she deserves more than those female sidekick roles she keeps getting!

  • Lyta_499 Oct 22, 2009

    I love Castle and know people who do too! It's a great show, interesting, funny and I must say, one of my most expected ones this year. Nathan Fillion is great. Granted, Firefly wasn't a succesful attempt at sci-fi but he made it more than watchable.

  • sandbur Oct 22, 2009

    I love Nathan Fillion, and I watch Castle as religiously as I do NCIS...which is very! Sometimes entertainment is light, and sometimes its kick a$$...and many of us viewers have that kind of flexibility...and apparently SOME of us don't...

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