or


[08/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
Janeane Garofalo to Add Bite as Controversial Media Strategist During Presidential Campaign Over Three Episodes of NBC's 'The West Wing' Beginning in October

[via press release from NBC]

JANEANE GAROFALO TO ADD BITE AS CONTROVERSIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST DURING PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OVER THREE EPISODES OF NBC'S 'THE WEST WING' BEGINNING IN OCTOBER

BURBANK, Calif. -� August 17, 2005 -� Writer-actress Janeane Garofalo ("The Truth About Cats & Dogs," radio's Air America) will guest-star over an arc of three episodes in NBC's Emmy Award-winning "The West Wing" (Sundays, 8-9 p.m. ET this Fall) as a successful but controversial media strategist who is hired by Democratic Congressman Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) as the new director of communications for his intense presidential campaign.

As Louise Thornton, Garofalo's character is intent on refining the message and meaning of Santos' campaign � and makes waves when she urges Josh (Bradley Whitford) and the other staffers to stop playing politics and concentrate on connecting with the electorate � their future constituents.

Garofalo's first episode in the politically charged drama is expected to be broadcast on October 2.

The prolific Garofalo first gained notice when she collaborated with Ben Stiller on the Emmy-winning "The Ben Stiller Show" (where earned her two Emmy nominations). After a long-running stint as Paula on "The Larry Sanders Show," she joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

At the same time, Garofalo began appearing in a string of hit feature films, including "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," "The Truth About Cats & Dogs," "Cop Land," and "Dogma." Her other big-screen credits include "Steal This Movie," "The Laramie Project," "200 Cigarettes," "Wonderland" and "Jiminy Glick in Lalawood."

Among Garofalo's many other television credits are such specials as "Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load," "Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top" and "Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn," in addition to numerous other comedy specials. She also appeared last year in the movie "Tanner on Tanner" and in this year's "Left of the Dial."

Garofalo has guest-starred in such series as "The King of Queens," "King of the Hill" (voice), "Strangers with Candy," NBC's "Law & Order," "Seinfeld" and "Ellen."

Recently, Garofalo has served as a political commentator on the Air America radio network.

"The West Wing" is from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. John Wells serves as the executive producer. Aaron Sorkin is the creator.





  [august 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· LARAMIE PROJECT, THE (HBO)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· STRANGERS WITH CANDY (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)





[08/29/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Climbs to Top Spot with NFL Preseason
Coverage of the Lions at the Jaguars leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/28/15 - 04:35 PM]
"#DanceBattle America," ABC's New Dance Competition Special, Premieres Monday, September 14
Alfonso Ribeiro and Jordin Sparks host the one-hour special, which will follow the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."

[08/28/15 - 01:00 PM]
Rowan Blanchard and Paris Berelc Star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Invisible Sister," Premiering Friday, October 9 on Disney Channel
The film is set to premiere as part of "Monstober," Disney Channel's month-long Halloween-themed programming event.

[08/28/15 - 11:08 AM]
The Might of the Empire Grows and Fan-Favorite Clone Troopers Debut in New Episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" Season 2 Beginning Wednesday, October 14
In "Star Wars Rebels" Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.

[08/28/15 - 10:40 AM]
Christina Applegate to Guest-Star on New Comedy "The Grinder"
Additional guest castings for the new series include Emmanuelle Chriqui and Nat Faxon.

[08/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Food Fighters" Matches Its Season High in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/15 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Continue Win Streak for CBS
The Eye has won the past 11 Thursdays among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/28/15 - 07:05 AM]
USA Network Stars Support No More Campaign to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Upcoming "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Marathon on August 30
Aaron Tveit, Gina Torres, John Cena, Mark Feuerstein, Patrick J. Adams, Rami Malek, Sarah Rafferty and Daniel Sunjata are all featured in the 11-episode stunt.

[08/28/15 - 06:17 AM]
Brooke Burke-Charvet Returns as Co-Host for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
She joins previously announced judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, as well as Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening.

[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.