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By Bob Andelman
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I like to think we all have love affairs with TV shows that the networks gave up on way too soon.
For me, the list began building back in the 1960s with “It’s About Time” and continues all the way to the last few seasons when I qvelled about the cancellations of “Worst Week,” “Outsourced” and “Perfect Couples.”
Those were some damn funny shows!
HAYES MacARTHUR audio excerpt: “I play a douchey character on ‘Whitney’. He’s one of those guy who wears a knit cap even when it’s not cold out. He does slam poetry. Whitney is not down with any of those things.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with actor HAYES MacARTHUR, guest star on NBC’s WHITNEY, by clicking the audio player above!
And two of those last three starred the same pair of wonderful comedic actors, Kyle Bornheimer and Hayes MacArthur.
On “Worst Week,” MacArthur played Bornheimer’s perfect brother-in-law – perfectly conniving that is. And on “Perfect Couples,” they were the husbands in two of three couples presented on the show, which was clever, innovative and given up on way too soon. Damn you, network programmers!
Anyway, it’s not like MacArthur ever lacks for work. This week, he guests stars on an episode of NBC’s “Whitney” tonight, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. He’s also appeared recently in episodes of ABC’s “Happy Endings” and “Suburgatory.”
First, here’s some trivia: a former standout college quarterback, MacArthur was named for actress Helen Hayes. Even more important, he married actress Ali Larter in August 2009. That’s important because in June of that year, she was a guest… on Mr. Media!
More “Whitney” cast interviews with Mr. Media:
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).