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J. Chiles

PostPosted: June 3, 2005 4:35 PM 

Debutante, finest finishing schools on the East Coast, Mohel Interviewer, now this:

Friday, June 03, 2005

NEW YORK — Get out! Former "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will play the title role in a new CBS sitcom "Old Christine," which is on the network's midseason roster.
Louis-Dreyfus will play a divorced mother and owner of a women's 30-minute-workout gym who must contend with her ex-husband's new young girlfriend, also named Christine, CBS said Friday.
No other cast members were announced.
Louis-Dreyfus, 44, won an Emmy for her role as Elaine Benes on NBC's "Seinfeld," which ran from 1990-1998.
She had a short-lived sitcom, "Watching Ellie," in 2002.
Former "Seinfeld" stars Michael Richards and Jason Alexander also have had shows that flopped. Alexander's most recent comedy, "Listen Up," lasted one year.
Earlier this year, Louis-Dreyfus reprised her guest role as Maggie Lizer on Fox's "Arrested Development."

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 6:45 PM 

Julia seems determined to submarine the acting rep she earned on Seinfeld. Elaine is Julia's shadow. She'll never get away from her.

Julia should've taken-up Larry's fictional idea from Curb: She plays an unemployed actress who starred on a mega-hit like, oh, Seinfeld, and now she can't get work because everyone sees her as that other TV character. Call the show, "I'm Not Elaine!"

But whatever she does, she needs to lose that pulled-back hairstyle she has. I realize she doesn't want to look like Elaine; I'm sure that's why she wears her hair like she's about to scrub a toilet. But Elaine looked good. Go with it, Julia.

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 7:15 PM 

From TV tome:

"Old Christine," about a 35-year-old divorced mom trying to keep pace with everyone around her including the judgmental stay-at-home moms at her son's private school and her ex-husband. From writer-exec producer Kari Lizer ("Will & Grace") and Warner Bros. TV. CBS has put a cast contingency on the pilot,

Show Information

First Aired January 2006
Status New Series (Midseason Replacement)
Episode order 13
Running Time 30 min
Country United States
Network CBS

Show Stars

Trevor Gagnon -
Clark Gregg -
Hamish Linklater -
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Christine
Tricia O'Kelley - Marly
Emily Rutherfurd - Christine

Show Crew

Kari Lizer - Executive Producer
Kari Lizer - Creator

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June 02, 2005

'Old Christine' Greenlighted for Midseason

CBS has added to its roster for 2005-06, picking up the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy Old Christine for a midseason run. The show, in which the Seinfeld Emmy winner plays a newly divorced mother, earned a 13-episode pickup. The show was considered a strong contender to make the CBS schedule going into last month's upfronts, but the network and producer Warner Bros. TV didn't seal a deal in time to make the announcement then, the showbiz trade papers report.

Among the sticking points was the length of the initial order, although it ended up being the standard 13 episodes that most new shows receive.

Created by Will & Grace veteran Kari Lizer, Old Christine will follow Louis-Dreyfus character as she adjusts to being single again and deals with her ex-husband and his new girlfriend, also named Christine. The show also stars Clark Gregg ("State and Main," "The West Wing") and Emily Rutherfurd ("Married to the Kellys").

Andy Ackerman, who directed Louis-Dreyfus in more than 90 episodes of Seinfeld, has also signed on to Old Christine as director; he'll also executive produce the show with Lizer.

Louis-Dreyfus was nominated for seven Emmys during Seinfeld's run, winning the award for best supporting actress in a comedy in 1996. She has most recently guest-starred on several episodes of Arrested Development; prior to that, she starred in and executive produced NBC's Watching Ellie.-
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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 7:17 PM 

This guy is so insightful, he reminds me of myself.

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 7:34 PM 

From the mind of the woman who gave us Will & Grace. Jesus H Christ. I guess I'll watch it with the sound turned off.


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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 8:49 PM 

Hey, Jimmy's got a rubber pencil thing happenin' here...

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 8:59 PM 

Maybe Julia can record her commentaries while the episodes are still fresh in her mind....

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PostPosted: June 6, 2005 1:27 PM 

hey, she stopped having sex a week ago she's not getting no smarter.

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PostPosted: June 6, 2005 2:00 PM 

We do it, oh, five times a week.

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: June 6, 2005 2:13 PM 

Ooooo, baby!

Ha! I was watching Annie Hall this weekend where I was reminded of this line. In the movie, Alvy and Annie are shown in split screen, each being "analyzed" by their respective shrink. The shrinks ask how often sex occurs.

Alvy says, "Hardly ever, 3-4 times a week"
Annie says, "Constantly, 3-4 times a week"

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: June 6, 2005 2:18 PM 

Another great line (among many) in that movie is where Alvy is introduced to a writer for Rolling Stone and ultimately beds her. After, she is having a smoke and says,

"Sorry it took my so long to finish"

"Oh, that's OK, I'm starting to get feeling back in my jaw"

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PostPosted: June 7, 2005 11:26 AM 

You know, nobody knows what to do. You just close your eyes and you hope for the best. I really think they're happy if you just make an effort.

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: June 7, 2005 11:39 AM 

Yes, yes, that is the appropriate Seinfeld retort! Score one for da Judge. Wink


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PostPosted: June 9, 2005 10:41 PM 

Get out of here!!! I hope the show is a hit! Very Happy


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PostPosted: June 10, 2005 7:24 AM 

Ha! Such a sweet kid...

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