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Netflix may produce a 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV series

Netflix may produce a 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV series

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 23 (UPI) --A 'Wet Hot American Summer' television series may be in the works at Netflix.
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'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Julie Bowen, Valerie Bertinelli, Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short will be among the stars competing on "Hollywood Game Night," NBC said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
By United Press International

Molly Shannon signs with UTA talent agency

HOLLYWOOD, April 20 (UPI) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" star Molly Shannon has signed with talent agency UTA for film and television, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
By United Press International
Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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Bono: Mom Cher proud of my dancing

Bono: Mom Cher proud of my dancing

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Chaz Bono says his entertainer mother Cher was shocked, but proud, by his first performance on the U.S. TV competition series "Dancing with the Stars."
Molly Shannon to appear on 'Glee'

Molly Shannon to appear on 'Glee'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. comic actress Molly Shannon has landed a recurring role on the musical high school-themed dramedy series "Glee," EW.com said.
Black, Harris plan trip to 'Sesame Street'

Black, Harris plan trip to 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris and L.L. Cool J are among the celebrities to make appearances on the new season of the U.S. children's show, "Sesame Street."

NBC orders 'Kath & Kim' sit-com

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- NBC has announced it's picking up the U.S. adaptation of the Australian hit comedy TV series "Kath & Kim."

Blair in talks to star in 'Kath and Kim'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Selma Blair is reportedly in talks to co-star in the new NBC comedy pilot "Kath and Kim" with Molly Shannon.

Holiday toilets open in New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Charmin toilet paper people opened a string of free rest rooms on Times Square in New York to give holiday visitors a place to do their business.

Shannon, Weber team up for Lifetime movie

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Molly Shannon and Steven Weber are teaming up for "More of Me," a new movie for Lifetime Television.

Shannon to star in NBC sit-com pilot

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood comic actress Molly Shannon signed on to play one of the title characters in the new NBC sit-com pilot, "Kath and Kim," the Hollywood Reporter said.
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Actresses Molly Shannon (L) and Selma Blair, stars of the series "Kath & Kim", attend the NBC All-Star party in Beverly Hills, California on July 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an American comic actress best known for her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995–2001 and for starring in the films Superstar and Year of the Dog. More recently, she starred in NBC's Kath & Kim from 2008–2009 and on the TBS animated series Neighbors from Hell.

Shannon was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio to an Irish American Catholic family. Her mother, Peg Shannon, was a teacher, and her father, James F. Shannon, was a sales manager. Shannon was involved in a car accident when she was four years old which killed her mother, younger sister and cousin. Shannon attended St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights for grade school, and Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio, for high school.

Before Saturday Night Live, Shannon had a struggling career in films, her most notable being a supporting role as Meg in the 1989 horror film remake of The Phantom of the Opera with Robert Englund. In 1991, she had a brief appearance in the second season of Twin Peaks, and in 1993, she appeared with minor roles in two episodes of In Living Color, the first in a fake TV commercials with Chris Rock (played by Shawn Wayans), and the second in a sketch with Jim Carrey, playing LAPD Sergeant Stacey Koon.

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