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More Pilots and At Least One Show

Ready to forswear turkey sandwiches forever and get back to the gym? Good, because in the new year stuff is going to start filming, and you must be prepared. Tone those abs, touch up those roots, and make sure you have a full complement of Proactiv products, because it will be on, and you must make like Roxette and Look Sharp! Let’s take a look at some more of the choice projects that will get going in the upcoming leap year.

Hey dudes, remember Charlie Sheen? The gifted comic actor who did pretty much everything he could to be blackballed by Hollywood short of starting a dogfighting club, voting Republican, or being seen at a Clippers game, but he just couldn’t pull it off because his show made so much money? He’s back. All is forgiven. He has brought Hollywood a bouquet of roses in the form of new FX comedy “Anger Management,” and Hollywood has decided to not press charges. “Anger Management” is a show based on the 2003 film starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, about a guy assigned to court-ordered anger management classes only to find that his therapist isn’t exactly the most stoic monk at the monastery, either. It’s being cast by G. Charles Wright in anticipation of a March shoot. Wait—shhh! If you listen closely, you can hear the underwriters at whatever company wrote the policy on this production grinding their teeth.

Speaking of semiautobiographical shows about gifted comic actors, NBC has green-lighted a pilot for the super funny Sarah Silverman. It’s about a woman who’s newly single after a very long-term relationship with Jimmy Kimmel. Okay, not Jimmy Kimmel, just some guy, hence semiautobiographical. It’s being cast by Anya Colloff, with no start date set.

And what casting update would be complete without mentioning yet another project involving Scott Baio. I know we’re on the cusp of awards season and all, and as such you and everyone else are sick to death of hearing Baio’s name, but I would be remiss if I didn’t at least mention that his new pilot for Nick at Nite, “Daddy’s Home,” now has a casting director in Marc Hirschfeld. It starts shooting in February, just in time for Baio to get over his bitterness that Steve Guttenberg beat him to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A travesty to be sure, but time heals all wounds (just ask Charlie Sheen’s exes).

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