With Jeff, Who Lives At Home, The Duplass Brothers, Jay and Mark, take another cautious step towards the mainstream with this odd comedy about the eponymous Jeff and his family as a series of seemingly random occurrences lead to a unique conclusion.
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This week’s episode of Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], El Secuestro, is built around the character of Cheryl/Carol, dim bulb secretary to the self-involved head of ISIS, Malory Archer. It’s an episode packed with unexpected delights and a juicy secret or two.
Judy Greer is all over the place lately. Besides playing the fluctuatingly named Cheryl/Carol on Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], she’s one of four leads on the unusual CBS sitcom Mad Love; appeared in half a dozen movies in 2010, and has three more coming out this year.
Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with her about her role as Cheryl/Carol, semi-competent/totally dim secretary to Mallory Archer on the FX animated spy comedy, Archer. It seems that Cheryl/Carol has an unusual phobia – and an even bigger secret [or three – but you’ll have to watch Thursday’s episode for those – some secrets are just to juicy to spoil]!
CBS’ new sitcom, Mad Love [Mondays, 8:30/7:30C] has a sweet spot on the schedule, following as it does, How I Met Your Mother. Add Jason Biggs [American Pie Trilogy] and Sarah Chalke [Scrubs] and things are definitely looking good. Then, toss Tyler Labine [Reaper, Sons of Tucson] and Judy Greer [Arrested Development, Love & Other Drugs] into the mix and you have an inveterate cast of scene stealers – and a premise that gives them plenty of room to work.
How do you top the kind of unspeakably crude and equally unspeakably funny work of your first brilliant season? If you’re Adam Reed, creator of Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], you dig deep and go for a situation that’s so uncool that even Sterling Archer is compelled to show some discipline!