Lauren Ambrose

By Cindy Elavsky
Q: I loved “Six Feet Under,” and wondered what one of my favorite actresses from that show, Lauren Ambrose, has been doing lately. When can I see her in a TV show again? —  Ashley A., via email

A: Lauren stars in the new Lifetime movie called “Deliverance Creek,” which premieres Saturday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The movie is executive-produced by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook,” “Safe Haven”). It is a revenge drama centering on a widow and mother of three, Belle Gatlin Barlowe (played by Lauren), who is determined to protect her family and land at any cost during the Civil War. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it’s better to be good or to survive.
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Q: Angela Kinsey has to be one of the funniest women on television; I love her recurring role on “New Girl.” Will she star in anything of her own soon? —  Judy T., Santa Fe, N.M.

A: The talented actress, who’s perhaps best known for co-starring on “The Office,” returns to a comedy series when she co-stars in “The Hotwives of Orlando,” a Hulu original series premiering Tuesday, July 15. As you can probably tell by the title, the series is a riff on all the “Real Housewives” series, which follows Angela as the Religious Zealot, Casey Wilson as the Trophy Wife, Kristen Schaal as the Drug-Addled Former Child Star, Tymberlee Hill as the Entrepreneur, Danielle Schneider as the Bankrupt Overspender, and Andrea Savage as the Cougar. Paul Scheer (who also is a producer on the series) co-stars as Matty Green, the Enthusiastic TV Producer.

As to why they felt now was the right time for the series debut, Scheer stated: “For far too long, reality shows have set obscenely high standards for comedy, and we are going to try to take this back.” Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to all episodes on July 15; everyone else can watch only the first two episodes on July 15, with a new one each subsequent week.
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Q: Michael Graziadei was supposed to be in an ABC series called “Westside,” but I have yet to hear anything about it. Can you tell me what’s up with that? — Janet Y., via email

A: The former star of “The Young and the Restless” was cast as a series regular in the 2013 ABC pilot; however, the network decided not to pick up the show. Never fear: Michael has been tapped to co-star in the Lifetime series called “The Lottery,” which is set in a dystopian future driven by a global fertility crisis. Michael stars as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country. The show premieres Sunday, July 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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