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Jason Bateman, Niecy Nash Team for Fox Comedy

I love when people I like team up to make some cool new project happen, and that seems to be the case with Fox's new comedy pilot The Inn. I was excited enough to see that Reno 911!'s Niecy Nash was cast in the lead of the comedy. Sweetening matters further was its creator and writer, Arrested Development alum — and possessor of one of the best names in Hollywood —Abraham Higginbotham. And now there's word that Jason Bateman will be directing the show's pilot episode.

That's an awful lot of comedy talent in one little show. Of course, there's all the Arrested Development goodness from Bateman and Higginbotham. And Nash has been one of my top two favorite characters on Reno! for, well, forever (the other one is Wendi McLendon-Covey, a.k.a. Deputy Clementine Johnson). If Nash can bring even a smidgen of the crazy/funny she offers up in Reno!, I'm sold.

I admit I wasn't too excited about the pilot from its description: an Upstairs, Downstairs-style show set in a swanky New York hotel. It just reminded me a little too much of Welcome to the Captain over on CBS. But with Nash in front of the camera and Bateman behind it, I'll definitely give it a try if it makes it through the pilot phase and becomes a series. You?


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deenat25 deenat25 9 years
i love niecy nash on that show clean house
abqmama abqmama 9 years
I love Niecy. She has such a great personality.
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I'm not much of a TV viewer but Jason an old favorite of mine, and Niecy is a trip. I love her too. I'd surely watch them.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I'll definitely watch this when it airs; love those 3 people!!
pargie pargie 9 years
I love Niecy Nash on Reno, Clean House, and Bernie Mac! I hope this pilot makes it!
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
Who wants a Clean House? I love Niecy! I am also wondering about the fate of Reno. I love everyone on that show!
yaliyah yaliyah 9 years
she's totally my fav Reno 911er. they are all pretty hilarious though. what does this mean for the fate of 'Reno'?
stephley stephley 9 years
How can you choose a favorite from the women of Reno 911!?!
mswender mswender 9 years
I love Niecy Nash! Watching Clean House right now!
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