Joey costar Paulo Costanzo has joined CBS's untitled comedy pilot about an engaged couple, a married couple, and a happily single guy.
Costanzo will play one-half of the engaged couple, opposite Kathleen Rose Perkins. Joey , in which Costanzo plays the nephew of Matt LeBlanc's title character, is not expected to return to the NBC lineup next season.
Meanwhile, Party of Five alumna Lacey Chabert has joined the cast of the CW pilot She Said/He Said, a romantic comedy starring Nick Lachey and Lindsay Sloane. Chabert will play the sister of Sloane's character.
Chabert, who costarred in Mean Girls, recently wrapped the feature Black Christmas.
Hollywood actor Matt LeBlanc, who played the good-humored ladies' man Joey on the smash hit television comedy Friends, filed for divorce Thursday from his wife of three years, Melissa Sue.
The 38-year-old actor, who now appears in Friends spinoff Joey, filed a dissolution of marriage petition in Los Angeles Superior Court under his full name, Matthew Steven LeBlanc, and listed the date of separation as Jan. 1, 2006.
Matt and Melissa Sue LeBlanc, a 41-year-old former model, have a 2-year-old daughter together.
"Melissa and Matt LeBlanc have decided to end their marriage of three years," the actor's spokesman, Joe Libonati, said in a statement. "The dissolution is amicable. They remain devoted parents and friends. For the sake of their family, they ask that their privacy be respected at this time."
LeBlanc rose to fame in Friends in which Joey struggled through an up-and-down acting career and various love affairs ...Read more
Actor John Larroquette, star of the long-running '80s sitcom Night Court, will guest-star in a two-episode story arc on the NBC Friends spin-off Joey, reported Broadcasting and Cable Wednesday. The Matt LeBlanc sitcom fared poorly in the ratings last season, and when NBC announced their fall schedule earlier this summer, they vowed to tweak Joey into health. The network is hoping the addition of an Emmy-winning actor can help Joey defend itself against time-slot competitor and buzz-machine Everybody Hates Chris, the new sitcom from Chris Rock.
The storyline of Joey involves LeBlanc's character, Joey Tribiani, moving from New York to Los Angeles in order to "make it" as an actor. Larroquette will portray an actor costarring alongside Tribiani in a movie called Captured.
Joey also stars Drea de Matteo, who was a gangter's moll on The Sopranos until she ...Read more
The Alphabet network has had a fine season, tying with CBS for the number one spot in the November sweeps period.
Lost returned and delivered plenty of thrills. Desperate Housewives is hit or miss this season, but still a ratings king. Commander In Chief's female US President prompted an outcry over "liberal Hollywood." Freddie Prinze's creatively titled Freddie is hanging tough, partly thanks to funny sidekick Brian Austin Green, and Invasion is holding up well in its post-Lost time slot.
Night Stalker was an ill-advised remake of the 1970s cult series, and it suffered the same fate as the original. Let it be known: Whenever television networks make shows about newspaper reporters investigating the paranormal, someone dies.
Alas, poor Alias, we knew her well. ABC announced this will be the last season of ...
Prinze, Jr. stars as a bachelor chef who invites the women in his family to move in with him after their lives are shaken by the untimely death of his brother-in-law. His sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, and niece slowly begin to take over Freddie's home and attempt to steer him through a tumultuous love life.
After rising to fame on the wave of Twin Peaks' success, Amick went on to star in Stephen King's movie Sleepwalkers and the CBS drama ...Read more
For years, Thursday night has been owned by one network: NBC. Since the early 90’s arrival of Seinfeld, Thursday shows like Will and Grace and Friends created a block of programming so powerful that it came to be called ‘Must See TV.’ The other networks were forced to work around it.
Since the end of Friends, however, NBC’s lock on Thursday night has eroded. New shows like Scrubs and Friends spin-off Joey haven’t connected with audiences, while older shows like Will and Grace have seen a decline in ratings.
Now, the other networks are sharpening their knives, preparing for a fall offensive. UPN is bringing Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris to Thursday. Fox moved The O.C. there, and ABC is moving Alias there as well. The WB will move hits Smallville and Everwood to the night starting in the fall.Read more
For nine seasons, millions of viewers loved everybody on CBS' Everybody Loves Raymond. Now some of the key individuals behind that show are about to find out how they rate on their own.
Patricia Heaton, a two-time Emmy winner for her work on Raymond, is starring in an untitled ABC sitcom about a recently widowed woman who begins a new life after joining the PTA. Three-time Emmy victor Brad Garrett heads the cast of Fox's Til Death, an ensemble comedy in which he will play a long-married man who lives next door to newlyweds.
Additionally, Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and two of his top writers have joined forces on the CBS comedy pilot Play Nice.
Heaton and Garrett's return to TV is sure to evoke comparisons to the "Seinfeld' curse," referring to the lack of post-Seinfeld success for ...Read more