TVLine Items: Therapy for Steve Carell, Amazing Apology Accepted, Mad Men Teaser and More

Web Therapy Season 3 SpoilersLisa Kudrow is looking to find love on Web Therapy with Steve Carell.

The Office vet has been tapped to guest-star in the Showtime comedy’s third season (premiering July 22 at 11/10c), EW.com reports, playing a possible beau for the leading lady’s newly single Fiona. The catch: He’s a cult leader.

Also tapped to appear in the new season are Megan Mullally, Billy Crystal, Chelsea Handler, Sara Gilbert and, as previously reported, Kudrow’s former Friend Matt LeBlanc.

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• Senator/onetime Vietnam POW John McCain and the American Legion have both accepted the apology CBS made at the top of this Sunday’s Amazing Race, for setting one of the competition’s tasks inside a Hanoi site that houses wreckage of an American B-52 bomber and featuring a Communist propaganda song. “CBS did the right thing by apologizing,” McCain said via Twitter. “We all make mistakes. The issue is closed.”

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• Although there’s no new footage to be found, the following teaser trailer for Mad Men‘s sixth season (premiering April 7) hints at abundance of unhappiness for Don Draper and the rest of SCDP.

• ABC and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday the dates for the next two Oscar ceremonies: the 86th annual event will air Sunday, March 2, 2014, with the 87th honors taking place Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

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• Storage Wars’ fourth season is slated to premiere April 16 with back-to-back episodes at 9 pm, while Season 3 of American Hoggers debuts the same day with a pair of installments at 10 pm.

• Esquire Network’s first original series Knife Fight, a new cooking competition hosted by Top Chef champ Ilan Hall, is set to bow Tuesday, April 23.

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9 Comments
  1. Melissa says:

    The Amazing Race is a great show with fabulous producers. I didn’t think the program in question was insulting, but I am not a veteran. The apology they ran in Sunday was appropriate and classy. Love that show!

  2. liz says:

    I think having to apologize for Vietnam was rather confusing. Soldiers fought for peace a freedom – isn’t the sight of the two countries sharing a cultural exchange and recognizing the past, the realization of that struggle?

    • rowan77 says:

      The problem was the use of the wreckage of an American B-52 and the propaganda song as entertainment, not that the show was shot in Vietnam.

      • Mike says:

        The apology was needed, but it was an honest mistake and I’m glad they recognized that.

        • rowan77 says:

          Oh, I agree. I don’t think it crossed anyone’s mind that they were being disrespectful. They didn’t think beyond making compelling television.

  3. Sara says:

    I get that this is an American show, but it was interesting to see the other side of the story

  4. Jacob says:

    honest mistake? It was plain stupidity. Sara what do you think the surviving pilots from that b-52 went through? Jerry Bruckheimer is old enouph to know better.

  5. JBC says:

    Very glad to hear that Amazing Race and CBS apologized, as did Jerry Bruckheimer. Our Vietnam Vets don’t need another slap in the face. Hopefully they will always be respected, they have been through enough, as have their families. I salute ALL of our Vets.

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