TVLine Items: Mandy Moore Lands ABC Comedy, Kelly Clarkson Idolizes Parks and Rec and More!

Mandy Moore has once again found a home at ABC.

The onetime Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs guest star has scored the lead in Us and Them, a single-camera project which has landed at the Alphabet net.

Per Deadline, the family comedy centers on the “conflict between the families we grow up in and the families we make,” as told from the perspective of Moore’s Annie and her new hubby.

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Pawnee, are you ready for a moment like this? American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson took to her blog to profess her love of NBC’s Parks and Recreation and not-so-subtly beg for a guest spot. “I really want to be on Parks and Recreation,” she wrote. “I am a bad actress but maybe I could play a bad actress! I would nail that! Please tweet…anyone related to that show and tell them they need to have me on as a guest.”

• Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has set up a new hour-long drama at ABC. According to Deadline, Devious Maids follows the lives of four Beverly Hills housekeepers.

CBS has pulled How to Be a Gentleman from its Saturday night home after just one outing. That’s called “How to Be Canceled.”

NBC’s Fear Factor revival has set a premiere date. The extreme-challenge reality show returns to TV Monday, Dec. 12 with a two-hour debut.

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Comments (23)

  • Kelly Clarkson has great taste :)
    I love Parks&Rec with all my heart!!


    Comment by Eliza – October 19, 2011 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Mandy Moore but I’m not crazy about the single camera format. Also, ABC? I’d bet it won’t be given half a chance unless it scores impossibly high ratings on its first outing.

    Comment by april-ann – October 19, 2011 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • eh, i don’t know. abc is kind of hurting right now. save for revenge, which is a modest hit, the network’s new dramas haven’t done too well, and their aging hits (grey’s, private practice, and desperate housewives) have seen significant ratings drops. the new sitcoms have done better by comparison, but have not produced incredibly robust numbers (last man standing lost a lot from it’s premiere). by that token, i’d imagine that modest hits come next fall will be their standard.

      Comment by bob – October 19, 2011 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ummmmm…Modern Family, anybody?????

        Comment by Sharon – October 19, 2011 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Um…Modern Family takes up 30 minutes out of the 18 hours of primetime viewing. Love the show and LOVE that it is boosting the ratings of Happy Endings, but a 30 minute comedy does not a network make. ABC is hurting…Sundays have been gutted. Thursdays have been as well. Even DWTS is tailing off a bit and isn’t boosting the ratings of 10 o’clock shows like it used to.

          Comment by Michael – October 20, 2011 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Devious Maids. Hmm.

    Comment by Summer – October 19, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep. They are looking to draw a signficant portion of viewers away from Univision.

      Comment by Michael – October 20, 2011 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESSS, I absolutely adore Mandy and have been wanting to see more of her in film/tv! This will definitely do.

    Comment by Katie – October 19, 2011 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like the new show Cherry is writing it sounds good.

    Comment by fernando – October 19, 2011 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like the sounds of the Marc Cherry project!

    Comment by Christina – October 19, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mandy Moore’s show, at least the way its described, sounds like it’s going to be a less funny version of Modern Family.

    Comment by Lacey – October 19, 2011 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kelly Clarkson just got a little more awesome.

    Comment by Amy – October 19, 2011 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Desperate Housewives” – a show about four Beverly Hills housewives
    “Devious Maids” – a show about four Beverly Hills maids
    Mark….at least change the setting and make the name not SO simliar! Jeez!

    Comment by Pat – October 19, 2011 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Desperate Housewives is set in Westeria Lane in a town called Fairview. The state has never been mentioned but in one episode a seal behind a judge read Seal of the Great Eagle State ie Missisipi. Several ambiguous zipcodes have been used on the show indicating various states.
      Please get your facts straight before you comment on people’s creativity. The only thing in common about the two shows is “women”. DH started out as a story of 6 women and now it’s about 5 (granted 4 are central but Mary Alice is still a huge part of the show)

      Comment by Eli – October 19, 2011 11:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Desperate Housewives is NOT set in Mississippi….and yes, the show has always been about 4 MAIN women, and this new show could basically be a spinoff…”First we brought you the Housewives… meet their Maids!”

        Comment by Pat – October 20, 2011 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I did not say it IS set there. All I said was that they’ve dropped multiple red herring clues about the setting but it is NOT Beverley Hills. Your comparison of the two shows is faulty. Our housewives have never had maids as an integral part of their lives!
          And let’s pretend for a sec that both shows are set in Beverly Hills, based on your faulty logic Gossip Girl is a spin off of CSI:New York. One is about the rich bastards and the other is about the people who kill them!

          Comment by Eli – October 21, 2011 12:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kelly Clarkson on Parks and Rec would be like worlds colliding. It would almost be too much for me to handle. I would love it.

    Comment by Justin – October 19, 2011 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not only is Kelly Clarkson a rocking singer but she has excellent taste in sitcoms on network TV. “Parks and Recreation” FTW!!!

    Comment by AndyLuvr – October 20, 2011 12:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll watch Mandy Moore in anything!

    Comment by Dean – October 20, 2011 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Kelly sells herself short.

    She would be awesome in Parks and Rec

    Comment by Sasha – October 20, 2011 05:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kelly Clarkson + Parks and Rec = AWESOME.

    Comment by Aprilcot26 – October 20, 2011 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • how many comdies are they on abc between suburgatory, the middle, cougar town, modern family, happy endings, apt b 23, etc… i am sure there are some cancellations at the end of this season, i’d be worried if i was hmm happy endings fan

    Comment by melanie – October 20, 2011 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They didn’t say it was set in Mississippi just that a seal behind a judge said the Great Eagle State which is Mississippi. And he also said various zip codes from other states have been used.

    Comment by Becca – October 20, 2011 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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