Judy Greer Gets Another Shot at Stardom

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...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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