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Mad About You Revival: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Close Deals to Return!

The reboot/revival craze that has rocked Hollywood of late is showing no signs of disappearing.

There have been rumblings for the past several weeks that a revival of Mad About You could be the next show in line to stage a comeback, and now, it's inching closer to reality.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have closed deals to reprise their roles if the show lands a series order.

The original series focused on a married couple who lived in New York City. It aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999 and lasted seven seasons before being canceled.

The show's earlier seasons performed well in the ratings, but the final season slumped to 85th place for the season after being shifted to help boost the Monday night line-up.

Related: TV Ratings Report: Roseanne Returns Huge

With both stars now attached, Sony Pictures Television can now shop the series to various networks,
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Henry Rollins Wraps First Lead Film Role

Henry Rollins Wraps First Lead Film Role
Over the last several years, Henry Rollins' acting career has accelerated, starting with a season-long arc on Sons of Anarchy in 2009. Since then, he's booked guest spots on the Hawaii Five-0 reboot and The Paul Reiser Show, as well as a slew of voice-over gigs. This week marked a new chapter in Rollins' ever-evolving career in film — he just wrapped shooting his first starring role in He Never Died, an indie film that just wrapped in Toronto. Rollins plays Jack, a guy who struggles with cannibalism.

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Paul Reiser Joining Aubrey Plaza & Dane DeHaan in 'Life After Beth'

With the exception of his shortlived sitcom "The Paul Reiser Show" in 2011, comedy actor Paul Reiser has laid pretty low. Only just recently did he get back in front of the camera with a supporting role in Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra, and now he's getting back into big screen comedy as well. THR has word that Reiser has joined the indie horror comedy Life After Beth, directed by Jeff Baena (co-writer of I Heart Huckabees). The film stars Dane DeHaan as a young man who attempts to continue dating his girlfriend Beth after she comes back from the dead. Reiser has joined the cast as DeHaan's father. Read on! Aubrey Plaza (starring in the upcoming, promising sex comedy The To-Do List) plays Beth and John C. Reilly is playing her father. Having Reiser and Reilly as the patriarchs in this film really has the comedy geek in me excited,
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New Wave Entertainment Signs Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser has completed an overhaul of his representation team. Three months after the veteran actor-comedian signed with ICM, he also has brought in a new management company, New Wave Entertainment. Reiser was with the Saftan Co. He most recently created, executive produced and starred in The Paul Reiser Show, which had a brief, low-rated run on NBC last midseason. Reiser, best known for co-creating/exec producing and starring in another NBC comedy series, the long-running Mad About You, also has written three books, most recently Familyhood, a follow-up to Couplehood and Babyhood.
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ICM Signs Paul Reiser

Veteran actor-comedian Paul Reiser has signed with ICM. He was with UTA. Reiser most recently created, executive produced and starred in The Paul Reiser Show, which had a brief, low-rated midseason run on NBC. Reiser is best known for co-creating/exec producing and starring in another NBC comedy series, the long-running Mad About You. Reiser also has written three books, most recently Familyhood, published earlier this year, a follow-up to Couplehood and Babyhood.
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'Last Man Standing,' 'New Girl' and the great comedy renaissance of 2011-12

ABC's new series "Last Man Standing" premiered to strong ratings Tuesday night (Oct. 11), with 13.2 million people tuning into Tim Allen's return to sitcomdom.

That the former star of a hit comedy ("Home Improvement," in this case) would draw a big audience in his return is maybe not a surprise. Except that when you look at the track record of some of Allen's contemporaries in recent years, it sort of is.

Consider: "Back to You" and "Hank," both of which starred multiple Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (the former also featured fellow Emmy winner Patricia Heaton), couldn't make it past their first seasons. Ditto for Matthew Perry ("Mr. Sunshine"), Paul Reiser ("The Paul Reiser Show") and Jenna Elfman ("Accidentally on Purpose"), all of whom starred in hit shows in the 1990s and early 2000s and had one-and-done shows in the past couple of seasons.

This year, though? Allen seems to have
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Q & A: Fiona Gubelmann from FX’s “Wilfred”

Fiona Gubelmann has been making her mark as a guest star in such shows as Californication, The Paul Reiser Show and The Closer. The new FX show, Wilfred is her first starring role and when she got the part, she told me that she “fell on the floor. It was one of the most incredible moments in my life.”

Wilfred is about a depressed man (Elijah Wood) who suddenly perceives his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) as an obnoxious Australian guy dressed up in a dog suit. Fiona plays Jenna, Wilfred’s owner and possible future love interest.

I talk to Fiona in a conference call where she talked about the show, how she got the part and her audition process and that fateful call from her agent.

For the full interview, click the audio link above or download it from iTunes

Wilfred airs on Thursdays at 10 on FX.
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Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" Coming to HBO

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HBO is dipping its toe into the pool of unnecessary remakes with an "I, Claudius" miniseries. This is an unnecessary remake because Derek Jacobi and the BBC already owned this in the 1976 "I, Claudius" miniseries. Like the original miniseries, this one will be based on Robert Graves' pair of books, "I, Claudius" and "Claudius the God," which present the fictional autobiography of Emperor Claudius from Caesar's assassination in 44 BC through Caligula's assasssination, Claudius' rise to Emperordom, and Claudius' eventual death in Ad 54 (spoiler alert?). HBO is teaming up with the BBC for this remake and, specifically, it's going to come from the duo who was responsible for HBO's underappreciated "Rome" series. So it may be a wholly unnecessary remake, but I'm kind of excited about the prospect nevertheless. And having been created in 1976 myself, does this mean I'm now due for a remake? If so, I'd like Matt Smith
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Paul Reiser Opens Up About His Failed NBC Show

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Paul Reiser Opens Up About His Failed NBC Show
Paul Reiser chooses to look at the failure of his recent NBC sitcom, 'The Paul Reiser Show,' in a positive light.

The actor has joked that his recent debacle with NBC was just an expensive media blitz for his third book, 'Familyhood,' and in a way he's right. Being axed by the last-place network after only two episodes gave the 'Mad About You' actor a pedestal to A) Rip on his former bosses and, B) Bring up his latest tome, which is you guessed it ... about being a dad to Ezra and Leon (ages 15 and 11).

Reiser's previous books were about marriage and becoming a dad. He spoke to AOL TV sister site PopEater about his new book, being an embarrassing father to his boys and his disappointment in being given the gong so quickly at the network he made millions for.
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Paul Reiser: 'NBC didn't care about my sitcom'

Paul Reiser: 'NBC didn't care about my sitcom'
Paul Reiser has claimed that NBC failed to adequately promote his return to television in the semi-autobiographical sitcom The Paul Reiser Show. The Paul Reiser Show was axed by the Peacock Network after only two airings in April, leading the comic to later joke that NBC was afraid to "jeopardise" its losing ratings battle with an actual hit. Reiser told Jay Leno following the cancellation: "[NBC] is a big company and when you're the last place network, you don't want to jeopardise that. You've found your niche. Stay there." He has now contended that the key reason why The Paul Reiser Show failed was that the series was disregarded by NBC executives during the final days of the network's sale to Comcast. Reiser told PopEater: "One of the things I've learned is it's not (more)
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Larry David To Cross Dress As Nun

Larry David To Cross Dress As Nun
Larry David has played a number of oddball roles, including George Steinbrenner, a car thief, a referee and George Costanza's caped lawyer in Seinfeld. His new role, however, may be his craziest.

Only in the world of "The Three Stooges" would casting a balding, Jewish man to play a Catholic nun make sense, and it's indeed the Farrelly Brothers' spin on the classic for which David has signed up to wear the Habit. The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star will play Mother Mengele, the head of the Stooges' orphanage in the filmmaker's new take on the legendary film shorts, which will star Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry and Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe.

Joining David at the orphanage will be another fun choice: Jane Lynch, who will play Mother Superior. Also joining them will be Sofia Vergara, in a much more lusty role as a woman who uses her
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Paul Reiser Speaks Out About NBC on ‘The Tonight Show’

After getting the news that his new sitcom The Paul Reiser Show had been cancelled after just two episodes, comedian Paul Reiser had some choice words for NBC’s decision makers during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Reiser’s appearance on The Tonight Show was originally intended to promote his new sitcom, but after epically bad ratings, the comedian’s triumphant return to television became just another notch in NBC’s troubled line-up. Despite the professional setback, Reiser kept his appointment with Leno and in doing so, gave back a little of what he’d been getting.

Much can be said of Reiser’s appearance. He was sarcastic, witty and, not surprisingly, more than a little disgruntled. At first, Reiser appeared to be addressing the events that led to The Paul Reiser Show’s demise, but he quickly took ...

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Paul Reiser takes the Mickey out of NBC (Video)

Using humor to deflect pain, Paul Reiser used his spot on Jay Leno's chat show on NBC Monday to lob a few zingers at the network that canceled him after two shows. "NBC, to my knowledge, they don't traditionally make bad decisions. Have you heard that? I don't know what your experience is," Reiser quipped to Leno. NBC canceled "The Paul Reiser Show" after two episodes aired, turning in poor ratings. The second episode even featured punk, poet, actor Henry Rollins in a guest spot. Reiser joked. "Listen, when you're the last place network, you don't want to jeopardize that. You've found your niche. Stay there. So I get it."
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Paul Reiser Slams NBC On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Courtesy: Nbclos Angeles, California (X17online) - Paul Reiser wasn't afraid to hide his feelings about NBC when he stopped by The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Monday night. The network canceled Reiser's new show, The Paul Reiser Show, earlier this week after only two episodes. Ratings had been poor. Reiser tried to find a friend in Leno. "NBC, to my knowledge, they don't traditionally make bad decisions," Reiser said. "Have you heard that? I don't know what your experience is." Then, he appeared to show some maturity. "It turns out they said we enjoy missing you more than actually having you," Reiser joked. "But listen, I don't take it personally." Before one final dig: "Listen, when you're the last place network, you don't want to jeopardize that," he said. "You've found your niche. Stay there."
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Video: Paul Reiser Discusses His Canceled NBC Sitcom with Jay Leno

So, this is awkward. Paul Reiser already was scheduled to promote The Paul Reiser Show on Monday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno when he got word last week that his show was being pulled after two episodes. He showed up to chat with Jay anyway, commenting on the uncomfortable situation ("I said, 'Well, that's weird. What do you think, Jay? Should I come on and just say hi?'") and throwing barbs at NBC...

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Paul Reiser Blasts NBC on Leno (Video)

Paul Reiser Blasts NBC on Leno (Video)
Paul Reiser might be a tad bitter about the abrupt cancellation of his blink-and-you'll miss-it return to TV, "The Paul Reiser Show." The former "Mad About You" star, who was shown the door at NBC after just two episodes of his new venture, returned to the network Monday night on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" to bite the hand that pulled the plug on him. Suggesting that NBC's decision to drop him might have been rash, Reiser went on to take a dig at the network's ratings performance, cracking, "When
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Paul Reiser slams NBC for show cancellation: 'When you're the last place network, you don't want to jeopardize that.'

Paul Reiser slams NBC for show cancellation: 'When you're the last place network, you don't want to jeopardize that.'
Jay Leno was probably looking for some awkward fun when he kept his plans to have Paul Reiser on his show even after NBC axed Reiser’s new show last week after only two episodes. Encouraged to address the cancellation, Reiser told Leno that the dismal numbers were to blame, but, “NBC, to my knowledge, they don’t traditionally make bad decisions. I don’t know what your experience is.” Leno doubled over his desk in laughter as Reiser continued. ” ‘It’s a great spot. You’re opposite American Idol.’ … It turns out, enjoy missing you more than having you.
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Paul Reiser jokes about NBC show axe

Paul Reiser jokes about NBC show axe
Paul Reiser has joked about the recent cancellation of his NBC sitcom The Paul Reiser Show. The comedy series was axed last week after only two episodes had aired, with the final instalment attracting just 2.5m viewers. In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Reiser quipped: "They said, 'We enjoy missing you more than actually having you'. I don't take it personally." He added: "It's a business decision. [NBC] is a big company and when you're the last (more)
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The Paul Reiser Show: Star Jokes About Cancelled TV Show

Last week, Paul Reiser was booked to come on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote his new NBC sitcom, The Paul Reiser Show. Unfortunately, the peacock network cancelled the low-rated show on Friday before he got a chance to do that.

Many stars would have been too embarrassed to still come talk to Leno but Reiser saw the opportunity to make a few good-natured jokes at the network's expense and came anyway. "It turns out they said we enjoy missing you more than actually having you," he said. Reiser also noted, "When you're the last place network, you don't want to jeopardize that. You've found your niche. Stay there. So I get it."

Leno, who had his own problems with NBC a year ago, was the perfect audience for Reiser's quips. In truth, it was probably a much more entertaining interview than if
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Paul Reiser Rips NBC On Leno Over Canceling His Show

While it’s no surprise NBC would eventually cancel The Paul Reiser Show—a contemptible premise (mega-rich celebs get no respect) and low ratings do not a long-running show make—you think they’d wait until after its star made his promotional appearance on the network’s late night program. And yet Paul Reiser was on Jay Leno‘s couch last night, predictably unhappy that his Curb Your Enthusiasm-lite sitcom had just been dropped after only two shows. “NBC, to my knowledge, they don’t traditionally make bad decisions,” Reiser drolly commented. “Have you heard that? I don’t know what your experience is.”

Ironically, Reiser defended Leno when Conan O’Brien was promptly re-replaced by Jay on The Tonight Show for not bringing in the numbers himself. But that didn’t keep the comedian from feeling slighted by the network’s own refusal to stand by his failing show despite years of service.
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