Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Forgetting PAULA Marshall...

You know it's pilot season when...

(from Wednesday's Hollywood Reporter:)


Jay Mohr, PAULA MARSHALL and Jaime King have been tapped to star in CBS' untitled Ed Yeager comedy pilot.
AMERICAN IDOL RECAP coming soon.

21 comments:

dan rydell said...

I love Paula Marshall, and hate that she's never had a show last very long.

The Crutnacker said...

She can make a show jump the shark in its pilot episode.

That said, I enjoyed Out of Practice.

Alto2 said...

Paula Marshall is terrific, but Jay Mohr is the kiss of death. Can't stand him.v

jbryant said...

Ironically enough, the best show Paula Marshall ever did was Cupid, which is getting a do-over next season with a new cast.

Lev said...

I can think of one show that she didn't signal the kiss of death for: Seinfeld. I think she was in the "there's nothing wrong with that" episode.

The exception that proves the rule, no doubt. She's the female equivalent of Ted McGinley when it comes to shark-jumping.

Michael said...

Ironically, she'll be joining the show "Shark" for a few episodes, replacing Jeri Ryan while Ryan is on maternity leave.

Wonder if she'll be jumping James Woods on the show?

I'm with Dan. I think I've seen everything she's in but I don't know why it never lasts.

Ian said...

I have to agree with alto2... love her, absolutely can't stand him.

JSWN said...

Ken,

My Pilot Wishlist:

CLIVE OWEN

Paula Marshall looks vaguely familiar to me.

Bitter Animator said...

Ah, the star of Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth. How that didn't launch a movie megastar, I have no idea.

Also starred Terry Farrell if I remember correctly, who was dumped from Becker. You must have something to say about her, Ken? She hasn't really worked since she was dropped from Becker. Is she blacklisted?

unkystan said...

This reminds me of Carlene Watkins. Absolute 'kiss of death' for a series. "The Tortellis", "Bob", and the wonderful "Best of the West". Can't miss? Hire po

John said...

Paula Marshall was great in Cupid. And she had a good guest stint on the final season of Sports Night. It's a shame she can never be in a show that lasts.

That said, how do you know a comedic show or movie will not good or funny, it stars Jay Mohr.

The Curmudgeon said...

I haven't the foggiest notion who Paula Marshall is... but your repeated references to her going back to 2006 here -- twice in recitations of Levine's Laws -- make me think there must be a great inside-Hollywood story. Can I join bitter animator in requesting it?

RAC said...

Jay Mohr's best bit was when he fired Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire. He plays a great backstabbing scumbag agent, you gotta admit.

Todd said...

I believe Paula Marshall was the "porn star with the heart of gold" in a multi-episode run on the little appreciated but really funny "Sports Night".

jbryant said...

I was surprised when Marshall turned up in "Californication." Showed a, um, different side of her talent that network TV hasn't been able to do justice to.

Dhppy said...

As long as I live, I'll never understand your problem with this woman.

But, hey, I have an irrational dislike of Lou Rawls. At least he can't keep popping up anymore.

Daddy Background said...

Jay Mohr was great in "Suicide Kings" and "Action" which died a premature death.

Ah well.

I'm glad someone mentioned "Cupid" so I could situate Paula Marshal. There was another show I enjoyed.

But I'm not exactly the bellwether.

(deja vu)

Is that consecutive posts for me using the word "bellwether"?

Time to retire.

Patrick said...

Paula MArshall is great but she's getting a little "jowly." I'd rather see Paula star with Jay's Mrs. THAT would be a show.

dan rydell said...

Paula did indeed play the porn star that Jeremy dated on Sports Night. Ted McGinley was ALSO on that show, so it was definitely doomed.

...I still love it.

Anonymous said...

mpcpgaryp says I am a big Paula Marshall fan. Loved cupid and out of practice. I cant't understand why her shows get cancelled- but it has nothing to do with her. I am still hoping for the right show to propel her into a successful, long lasting weekly series. Honestly I am not big Jay Mohr fan- but we shall see what happens.

Leesa said...

I love Paula Marshall in Gary Unmarried.