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'Playing House's Chances of Renewal "Do Not Look Very Good"

Fans of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's USA comedy Playing House have been actively campaigning for the show's renewal since it debut season ended back in June, but the network hasn't given any indication about whether or not they plan to renew it. According to Deadline, USA has shifted its main focus to drama, and the future of Playing House doesn't look very bright:

USA got off a decent start in original comedy with Sirens, which developed a loyal audience and averaged 1.6 million viewers and 880,000 adults 18-49, topping both recently renewed freshman FX comedies, Married and You’re The Worst, to rank as one of the [...]

Watch Seth Meyers Talk Hollywood and UCB with Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair

Playing House's Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair stopped by Late Night for a chat with Seth last night, covering everything from their former Hollywood neighbors to getting a bunch of UCB guys to strip down for their new show to their shared love for Channing Tatum, who they refer to as a "modern-day Cary Grant."

Watch the Pilot of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's 'Playing House'

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's new USA series Playing House doesn't premiere until April 29th, but you can get a head start on the show by watching the pilot episode over at USA's website. The series follows an expectant mother (Parham) in the middle of a divorce and her best friend (St. Clair), who gives up her career to help raise the baby. Supporting cast includes The Office's Zach Woods and Key and Peele's Keegan-Michael Key. Click here to watch the pilot.

Lennon Parham Plays Aubrey Plaza's Aunt, Bugging Her on a Movie Set

Here's a new Funny or Die video in which Best Friends Forever star Lennon Parham plays Aubrey Plaza's Aunt Debra, trying to score an interview with her on the set of her new movie The To Do List and just trying to get her to be a good niece.

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair Are Making a New Show Together for USA

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, stars and creators of last season's short-lived but critically-acclaimed NBC comedy Best Friends Forever, are moving to cable for their new show. Deadline reports that USA has ordered a pilot presentation (a.k.a. short pilot) written by and starring Parham and St. Clair. The untitled project is a comedy about a single mother (Parham) calling on her career-driven best friend (St. Clair) to help her raise her kid. The Office's Zach Woods, who started his career performing improv with Parham and St. Clair at the UCB Theatre in New York, is being eyed for a supporting role. Woods recently signed on [...]

'Playing House's Balance of Humor and Heart Makes It One of the Best New Comedies of the Year

Comedic duos are thriving right now (as we recently highlighted), bringing everything from absurdist sketch to buddy movies to a new level. No comedy pair, however, represents true friendship both on and off screen like Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. They've long been reliable sources of laughter during joint podcast appearances and in the six episodes of their 2012 sitcom Best Friends Forever that aired before NBC pulled the plug, proving that they could hold their own during a half-hour sitcom. Now in USA's Playing House, their second chance to bring their friendship to the masses, they've created a perfect combination of solid jokes and genuine heart that will, God [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham Return to 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

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Watch Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, and Keegan-Michael Key in a New Clip from 'Playing House'

Here's a clip from Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's new USA series Playing House, which premieres April 29th. It features Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key, who's also a regular on the show, in case you needed another reason to watch.

USA Orders Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's Pilot to Series, Coming Early 2014

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are coming back to TV. The USA network announced this morning that they've ordered a new show called Playing House from the duo, who created/starred in the critically-acclaimed but short-lived sitcom Best Friends Forever for NBC last season. USA commissioned the Parham/St. Clair show as a pilot presentation back in February. Playing House is a single-camera half-hour comedy once again created by Parham and St. Clair that stars St. Clair as a career-driven woman who returns from her job overseas to help her best friend (Parham) raise her new baby. Zach Woods (The Office), Brad Morris (Cougar Town), and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & [...]

'Best Friends Forever' to Return to Television…For a Night…At Least(?)

What are you doing on June 1st? (No, June Fools' Day isn't a thing.) Let's have a party to celebrate the airing of the fifth and sixth episodes of Best Friends Forever. I'm not saying final two episodes of Best Friends Forever because I'm holding out hope. We have four weeks to find our respective nearby Nielsen household, befriend its residents, and convince them to watch NBC from 8-9pm on that Friday. Since the show was taken off the air last week, a groundswell swelled, a petition started accumulating signatures, and people started signing up for iTunes season passes in significant numbers. It's not in a [...]

Talking to Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham About 'Playing House,' UCB, and Female Friendships

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham met over a decade ago while studying at the UCB Theatre in New York, and they instantly became best friends. Since then, the comedy partners have translated their real-life best friendship into several unique fictional ones for TV and podcasts. In 2012, they starred in their unfortunately short-lived NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever as childhood friends also named Jessica and Lennon, and the ladies appear semi-regularly on the podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! as fan-favorite characters, intern Marissa Wompler (St. Clair) and her highly-unauthorized faculty mentor Miss Listler (Parham).

This week, St. Clair and Parham return to TV in their new show Playing House on USA. [...]

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham Are Back and Better Than Ever in USA's 'Playing House'

Over the weekend, the USA network debuted the first episode of its new show Playing House online ahead of its TV premiere next week. Playing House is the second show created by and starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair (preceded by their short-lived but critically-acclaimed 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever), and it's even sharper than the first with a pilot episode that's packed with jokes and an eclectic cast of busy, talented comedy people.

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's USA Show 'Playing House' Debuts April 29th

The USA network announced the premiere date of Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's new comedy, Playing House. The series will debut on Tuesday, April 29th, at 10pm with back-to-back episodes. Created by and starring St. Clair and Parham, who also created and starred in the acclaimed but short-lived 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever together, Playing House follows an expectant mom (Parham) in the process of getting a divorce and her best friend (St. Clair), who abandons her business career to help raise the kid. The supporting cast The Office's Zach Woods and Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key.

Keegan-Michael Key Joins Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's USA Pilot

Keegan-Michael Key, one of the stars of Comedy Central's Key & Peele, has joined the cast of a new USA Network pilot from Best Friends Forever stars/creators Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. The untitled single-camera show, which has received a pilot presentation (a.k.a. short pilot) order from USA, stars St. Clair as a career-driven woman named Emma helping her best friend Maggie (Parham) raise her new baby. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Key will play a supporting role as a Mark, a police officer whose proposal Emma turned down when they were 23. Brad Morris (Cougar Town) and Zach Woods (The Office) have also joined the [...]