Janeane Garfalo & Russ Tamblyn Joins IFC Series

by Nigel M Smith
August 2, 2010 5:45 AM
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Janeane Garofalo and Russ Tamblyn are slated to guest star in IFC's original comedy series, "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret." The six-episode series, which will feature all new music composed and performed by Johnny Marr of The Smiths, premieres on IFC on Friday October 1 and airs on subsequent Friday nights.

"We’re thrilled that Janeane, Russ and Johnny are attached to this series,” said Debbie DeMontreux, senior vice president of original programming for IFC in a press release. "Janeane and Russ are great actors and bring a level of hilarity to their characters that provides amusing and unexpected twists to the show. And, the original music Johnny has created adds a fun backdrop to the over-the-top antics and situations throughout the series."

The show, created, written by and starring David Cross ("Arrested Development"), follows Todd Margaret (Cross), who bluffs his way into a senior sales position at the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle. Will Arnett also guest stars.

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  • Jeff Sweet | August 11, 2010 11:32 AMReply

    One of the nice things about real artists is that they don't let politics get in the way of collaboration. Brian Dennehy starred with Vanessa Redgrave, though their politic views are very different. Sean Penn and Tim Robbins worked for and have great affection for Clint Eastwood, though you know they didn't vote the same way in the last election.

    Lois, you might have noticed that Tamblyn had ample opportunity to be corrupted by hanging out with such noted LIBERALS as Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins and God knows who all. (PS, some of these people were actually gay, too. Shudder!)

    If you're going to write off people because you don't like their politics or lifestyle, you're going to see damn few movies, TV shows, plays or concerts.

  • Lois Dogey | August 9, 2010 1:19 AMReply

    I was in love with Russ Tamblyn in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers way before politics ever entered my life.

    I am saddened to see him associated in any way with Janeane Garfalo - hopefully he doesn't share any of her radical views. I will watch with great anticipation.