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Whitney Season 2 Preview: Whitney Cummings on Alex's Issues, the Possible Patter of Little Feet

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WHITNEY -- "Bawl and Chain" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Whitney Cummings as Whitney, Chris D'Elia as Alex -- (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)

Last season, Whitney‘s lead gal dealt with a lot of baggage, made a fool of herself, waded through a commitment crisis and emerged a more centered individual.

This season, star and executive producer Whitney Cummings says, it’s Alex’s turn to be the trainwreck. READ MORE

TV's 20 Biggest Disappointments of 2011

HOUSE:  Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) worries about House in the "After Hours" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Jordin Althaus/FOX

Just as TV can exceed our expectations by, say, taking what felt like the umpteenth couples comedy and parlaying it into wonderful, weekly Happy Endings, gripping us tight with Homeland drama or reviving the primetime sudser with a delicious serving of Revenge, small screen fare can also let us down.

With 2011 drawing to a close, we reflected on 20 instances over the past year when, for one reason or another, the TV gods didn’t quite smile on us. VIEW SLIDESHOW

Jane Kaczmarek Takes Over as Whitney Cummings' Mom on NBC's Whitney

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Former Malcolm In the Middle star Jane Kaczmarek has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming sitcom Whitney as the outspoken mother of Whitney Cummings’ titular character. READ MORE

TVLine Items: Oprah's Boffo Finale Ratings, J.Lo's Idol Future, and Other TV News to Know

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Oprah doesn’t do mediocre — and neither do her ratings. The Queen of Daytime took her final bow on Wednesday, raking in her largest at-home audience in 17 years. READ MORE

Scoop: NBC Picks Up Glee-Esque Musical Smash, Prime Suspect Redo, Two Others

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NBC is the latest broadcast net to get a jump on “upfront” week, ordering four pilots to series including the Steven Spielberg-produced musical drama Smash, a romantic comedy starring Chelsea Lately mainstay Whitney Cummings (titled Whitney) and a remake of the Brit hit Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello.

The Peacock also gave a green light to …READ MORE

NBC Orders Pilots From Funny Gals Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings


NBC is courting two outrageous comediennes as it shores up its development season. …READ MORE