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Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Lyons’

Vulture Circles Debra Messing’s Off-Target Show

The headline for Margaret Lyons‘ Vulture review is emphatic: “Mysteries of Laura Is a Bad Show. It’s a Bad, Bad Show.” And as you might expect, the article below that headline is a rad read. It’s a rad, rad read.

TheMysteriesofLaura

Starting with some astute bricks-and-mortar fact-checking:

Messing stars as Laura, a miserable human who abuses her police power by intimidating random pre-school teachers. She loves product-placing Target, and even though she lives in Manhattan, it seems very, very unlikely that she lives anywhere near Harlem or 117th Street. I resent integrated advertising in general, but it’s truly egregious here.

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TBS Greenlights Pete Holmes Pilot

Rising comedian Pete Holmes has yet another reason to celebrate as he heads to Montreal this week for the prestigious Just For Laughs festival. According to an exclusive item on Vulture, TBS has given the go-ahead for a half-hour late night pilot starring Holmes, to be produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco.

From Margaret Lyonsreport:

Holmes definitely shares Conan’s goofy gregariousness, though he skews cynical where Conan skews silly. The show starts filming its pilot mid-August, but there’s no word yet on when TBS would have to render a final decision.

Last year, Holmes was voted one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch. This guy is indeed all over the map, drawing cartoons for The New Yorker, voicing those annoying e*trade baby commercials, contributing to collegehumor.com and writing episodes of FOX’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

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