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.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

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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23 Comments
  1. Eliza says:

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

    #TreatYoSelf

  2. april-ann says:

    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.

    • bob says:

      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.

      • Sharon says:

        Ummmmm…Modern Family, anybody?????

        • Michael says:

          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.

  3. Summer says:

    Devious Maids. Hmm.

  4. Katie says:

    YESSS, I absolutely adore Mandy and have been wanting to see more of her in film/tv! This will definitely do.

  5. fernando says:

    I like the new show Cherry is writing it sounds good.

  6. Christina says:

    I like the sounds of the Marc Cherry project!

  7. Lacey says:

    Mandy Moore’s show, at least the way its described, sounds like it’s going to be a less funny version of Modern Family.

  8. Amy says:

    Kelly Clarkson just got a little more awesome.

  9. Pat says:

    “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!

    • Eli says:

      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)

      • Pat says:

        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…..now meet their Maids!”

        • Eli says:

          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!

  10. Justin says:

    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.

  11. AndyLuvr says:

    Not only is Kelly Clarkson a rocking singer but she has excellent taste in sitcoms on network TV. “Parks and Recreation” FTW!!!

  12. Dean says:

    I’ll watch Mandy Moore in anything!

  13. Sasha says:

    I think Kelly sells herself short.

    She would be awesome in Parks and Rec

  14. Aprilcot26 says:

    Kelly Clarkson + Parks and Rec = AWESOME.

  15. melanie says:

    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

  16. Becca says:

    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.

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