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Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter, Reunited on ‘Arrested Development’

Posted on 05/22/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentWhen the new season of Arrested Development starts streaming on Netflix Sunday at midnight (PST), it won’t just mark the return of a beloved sitcom most fans thought was gone for good. It also brings back a couple of talented comic actors  — Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter — in two of their best roles. They play George and Lucille Bluth, the oft-estranged oddball parents who spawned one of television’s most hilariously dysfunctional clans. TV’s recent past is littered with sitcoms …

Phyllis Smith on The End of ‘The Office’ (and Falling Refrigerators)

Posted on 05/7/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentFor the past nine years, Phyllis Smith has played Phyllis (Lapin) Vance, the sneakily snarky den mother on NBC’s The Office. The Lemay, Mo. native was a dancer during her youth—she was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals cheerleading squad and was once part of a burlesque troupe in her home city—but her role on The Office was her very first acting gig. When the series finale airs May 16 at 9 p.m., she will have appeared in all …

‘How to Live With Your Parents’: Boomer Humor Abounds

Posted on 04/3/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentHow to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) sports a title (and a mouthful of one at that) that speaks directly to many boomers whose adult children have moved back home. Premiering tonight at 9:30 p.m. on ABC in the plum post-Modern Family time slot, the new sitcom bursts out of the gate with more than a few belly laughs. It’s funny enough to make you hope it can find an audience during its spring run …