It took TV Guide and Spike TV money, time and marketing research effort to figure out what Desperate Housewives casting agents knew instinctively (and Sex and the City agents did not): Men will watch chick shows if the chicks on those shows are sufficiently hot.
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TVGuide.com continues its TCA coverage with this funny — if improbable — story from Julianna Margulies:
What’s the secret to getting a big star to return to series television? Try a typo. At least that’s how Fox landed Julianna Margulies, after she inadvertently thought her new show, Canterbury’s Law, was for Fox’s cable network, FX. “I got the pilot and a cover letter, which said FX, because the ‘O’ was missing,” she told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour Monday. “I was incredibly excited to do cable.” Not only did it mean her character of a rebellious attorney could be dark and sexy, she said, but it also meant she would only have to shoot 12 or 13 episodes a season. Margulies balked when she learned the letter was a mistake, and that since it was for a broadcast network, she’d have to shoot 22 episodes a year. But after meeting with producer Jim Serpico and having “a few martinis” with Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Liguori, she was persuaded to sign on. “It was too good to pass up,” she said.
More coverage here.
TVGuide.com is reporting that the Muppet Show might hit the airwaves again, with Paul McCartney appearing in the reunion show.
Never mind that both Jim Henson’s and McCartney’s people deny the production, we need something to believe in.