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Michael's "Mother" and "wife" have been cast! [Apr. 13th, 2009|10:28 pm]
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The last remaining roles on Michael's new show have been filled!

"Mom" is....Jill Clayburgh!


I can see her as both Michael's Mom and Henry Winkler's wife!

Cast as Michael's wife: Joanne Garcia, formerly of "Privileged." Her character is described as "the long-suffering, shy wife of the middle sibling (Rosenbaum)." Interestingly, her role is described as a "guest role", not as a regular. Will she not be seen in every episode - or is Michael's character headed for a marital split?


Link:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i89d7632ddc985bd192b9ce5f157dfe7e
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2009-04-14 04:06 am (UTC)
YAY!!! Everyone is in place! Why is she long-suffering? Or is that she's the total opposite of her husband? Should be interesting to see why!

Thanks for the info, Tas! You ROCK!!!

*Needs a new sitcom!Michael icon*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 04:09 am (UTC)
Why is she long-suffering? Or is that she's the total opposite of her husband? Should be interesting to see why!
Michael's sitcom family is described as "eccentric" and the Mom character as "domineering" so I'd guess that's where the stress lies.

Interesting that she's not a regular, though. The wife and girlfriend of the other brothers are regulars.

I am getting quite excited for this show - Michael must be so pleased by the casting of Jill and Henry!
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2009-04-14 04:16 am (UTC)
I loved Jill Clayburgh on Dirty Sexy Money, she's awesome! And I know Joanna Garcia from Reba. I only watched that show a few times, but she was pretty funny on it as I recall. This cast sounds awfully good, I have high hopes for this show! *bounces* Thank you so much for all the updates!!

Now, once the show gets picked up, we just need Michael to persuade Tom to be a guest star. How about as another dad he meets at the park? Then we can see both of the boys holding babies!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 10:36 pm (UTC)
Now, once the show gets picked up, we just need Michael to persuade Tom to be a guest star. How about as another dad he meets at the park? Then we can see both of the boys holding babies!
Oh, YES PLEASE!

This cast sounds awfully good, I have high hopes for this show! *bounces*
I know - the casting news is exciting! Michael must be so pleased at getting to work wit legends like Henry & Jill!
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[User Picture]From: dawnybee
2009-04-14 04:17 am (UTC)
My heart was set on Jessica Walters because that would've been immensely entertaining.

But Joanna is perfect! When I read you post that Allison Munn was cast I mistakenly read it as Allison was being cast as Michael's wife. Now I didn't like Allison in "What I Liked About You", but I loved her in ABC's "Carpoolers", but I thought to myself "Joannea Garcia would be better." I didn't know The CW finally killed "Privileged" (although with Michael Cassidy gone, I stopped watching.) So I am absolutely thrilled because Joanne is wonderfully funny and a really great actor and she has a exuberant personality.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 10:38 pm (UTC)
My heart was set on Jessica Walters because that would've been immensely entertaining.
Maybe she turned it down, or the character is too close to a Lucille reprise? I love her too. Every moment on AD she was pure gold.

So I am absolutely thrilled because Joanne is wonderfully funny and a really great actor and she has a exuberant personality.
Sounds like a good fit for Rosey! I'm curious whether she will be a permanent presence, or if Derek's wife ends up leaving him with the baby?
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2009-04-14 04:28 am (UTC)
Don't think I've seen either of these two in anything, so I hope they both work out well. :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 10:39 pm (UTC)
I haven't seem Joanne Garcia in anything but Jill Clayburgh has a lone resume and an Oscar!
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[User Picture]From: yamair
2009-04-14 04:50 am (UTC)
Jill seems too young to play his mother, how old is Derek supposed to be? I mean from that pic I would put Jill at around her mid 40s. Michael's what, 34?, and he's not as young looking as he once was.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 10:40 pm (UTC)
I mean from that pic I would put Jill at around her mid 40s
Jill would be delighted to hear that - she's 65 years old!
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[User Picture]From: eeyore1017
2009-04-14 11:23 am (UTC)
If Joanna Garcia is in a new pilot, it probably doesn't bode well for Privileged coming back for a second season. :-(

I hope that Michael's new show does well and is picked-up though!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 10:42 pm (UTC)
If Joanna Garcia is in a new pilot, it probably doesn't bode well for Privileged coming back for a second season.
Her role on his show is described as a "guest role" so she may have some free time....but yeah, it sounds like the CW has pulled the plug on "Priviledged."

I hope that Michael's new show does well and is picked-up though!
This cast is very promising!
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[User Picture]From: earthseed_fic
2009-04-14 02:05 pm (UTC)
Jill Clayburgh is fabulous! I hope this gets picked up.

ps--You're driving me to distraction with that Micahel icon.

pps-Remember that story about Tom wanting to show Michael the pool at the hotel? I wrote you a story about it. Check out my latest post.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 10:43 pm (UTC)
You're driving me to distraction with that Micahel icon.
Heh, I switched today in honour of your RPS story - the beach gif was made by drusplace.

Jill Clayburgh is fabulous! I hope this gets picked up.
Chances look good!
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[User Picture]From: herohunter
2009-04-14 04:32 pm (UTC)
Which role did Joanne play in Priviledged, the nanny, I wonder? Kinda young, isn't she?

The mom with Winkler should ROCK, though!!

:D

Thanks for the heads up, Tas!!!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-14 10:46 pm (UTC)
Which role did Joanne play in Priviledged, the nanny, I wonder? Kinda young, isn't she?
She was born in 1979, but in Privileged she was playing a character in her early 20's I think. So in her promo photos she is styled to look younger than she is.

I'm curious what will happen with her character - It's interesting that the partners of the other two brothers are full-time cast members, but Derek's wife is only a guest star. I wonder if he'll ultimately be left as a single dad?
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[User Picture]From: herohunter
2009-04-15 01:46 pm (UTC)
Hmm, then 2 years younger than him? Not fair for the 30something actresses, but I guess it's about right for Hollywood, yeah?

That's the vibe I'm getting, too, of the single dad. Maybe they adopt the baby and she dies/leaves? And he's left to deal with a baby and all of his issues (Derek has issues, I guess?) alone? Plus the crazy family? Hee, this should be FUN!!

♥ICON!!♥
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-15 12:04 am (UTC)
It's looking good! And he must be delighted that Jill has joined the cast - an Oscar-winning Mom!
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