HBO Picks Up Julia Louis-Dreyfus Comedy Pilot ‘Veep’

UPDATED: HBO has picked up “Veep,” the new comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The former “Seinfeld” star will play Selina Meyer, a U.S. Senator who suddenly becomes Vice President. Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”) and Anna Chlumsky (“Lights Out”) will co-star in the D.C.-set political satire. “I take the role of vice president very seriously,” Louis-Dreyfus said. […]

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New On DVD This Week: Pawn Stars, Stargate Universe, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, G.I. Joe: The Movie

Pawn Stars The hit series ‘Pawn Stars‘ returns to the only family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men carefully assess the value of items brought in by an array of quirky customers in need of fast cash. Long before banks, ATMs, and check-cashing services, pawnbrokers provided monetary loans in exchange for […]

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ABC Rejects ‘Old Christine,’ Series Comes To End

‘Old Christine’ failed to find a new home at ABC, so Warner Bros. TV has stopped shopping the sitcom around. CBS Boss Defends Cutting 7 Shows: ‘I’m Surprised That You’re Surprised’ ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine,’ starring Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, found itself without a date when CBS unveiled its 2010-11 schedule. That immediately […]

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CBS Boss Defends Cutting 7 Shows: ‘I’m Surprised That You’re Surprised’

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves says he was taken aback by the media’s reaction to the network’s cancellation of seven shows, ‘Ghost Whisperer‘ and ‘Old Christine‘ included. “I’m surprised to read that you were surprised,” Moonves told a select group of reporters on hand for an annual breakfast preceding CBS’ annual upfront presentation. Unlucky Seven: CBS […]

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Unlucky Seven: CBS Axes ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ ‘Christine’ and Others

If you’re a CBS show and you’re not a ‘CSI’ or ‘NCIS,’ or if Chuck Lorre has never glanced in your general direction, Tuesday morning was likely rough for you. On the eve of unveiling its schedule for the 2010-11 TV season, the most-watched network severed ties with a full seven shows, including Friday mainstays […]

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Receive Walk of Fame Star

LOS ANGELES Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive a star Tuesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actress is the first ‘Seinfeld‘ cast member to receive the honor. The star unveiling comes eight days before the fifth season finale of Louis-Dreyfus’ CBS comedy ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine.’ Louis-Dreyfus was born Jan. 13, 1961, in […]

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