February 19, 2004 at 2:37 pm #64257
Falco, Sevigny Cross Over to ‘Will & Grace’
(Wednesday, February 18 02:48 PM)
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) – “Sopranos” star Edie Falco is set to make her sitcom debut on NBC’s “Will & Grace” in March.
Falco, who’s won three Emmys for playing mob wife Carmela Soprano on the HBO series, will be joined by Oscar nominee Chloe Sevigny — also doing her first sitcom work — and “Crossing Over” psychic John Edward in the episode, scheduled to air Thursday, March 11.
In the episode, Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) decide to expand their recent business venture of buying run-down apartments, rehabbing them and then selling them for a nice profit — a practice known as “flipping” — to New York’s East Side. When they do, they run up against a pair of lesbian real-estate speculators (Falco and Sevigny) who don’t like the newcomers invading their turf.
Karen (Megan Mullally), meanwhile, seeks out Edward, playing himself, to assuage feelings of guilt she’s having about her latest romance.
In addition to “The Sopranos,” Falco has also starred in HBO’s “Oz” and had recurring roles on NBC’s “Homicide” and “Law & Order.” Her movie credits include “Cop Land” and “Sunshine State.”
Sevigny, who earned an Oscar nomination for “Boys Don’t Cry,” recently appeared in “Party Monster” and “Shattered Glass.” She also starred in “Kids,” “American Psycho” and “The Last Days of Disco.”February 19, 2004 at 3:51 pm #93548
Thanks for the info, Pam! Talk about “must see TV”!! :DFebruary 19, 2004 at 4:52 pm #93551
Here’s a little more about it from NBC:
EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER EDIE FALCO, OSCAR NOMINEE CHLOE SEVIGNY AND WORLD-RENOWNED PSYCHIC MEDIUM JOHN EDWARD TO GUEST-STAR ON NBC’S ‘WILL & GRACE’ ON MARCH 11
Published: February 18, 2004
BURBANK, Calif. — February 18, 2004 — Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) and Oscar nominee Chloe Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”) make their television sitcom debuts — as a pair of lesbian real-estate moguls — while world-renowned psychic medium John Edward (“Crossing Over with John Edward”) plays himself in the same episode and gives Karen (Megan Mullally) a little psychic guidance on her recent engagement on Thursday, March 11 (8:30-9 p.m. ET).
In the episode “East Side Story,” Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) ride the success of their recent real-estate venture to expand to the East Side but clash with the reigning champs of “apartment flippers” in lesbians Deirdre (Falco) and Monet (Sevigny). Fighting against their new competition’s intimidation tactics, the enterprising duo must rely on Will’s masculine sex appeal in the hopes of dividing the same-sex real-estate moguls. Meanwhile, Karen (Megan Mullally) seeks the spiritual guidance of John Edward (as himself) in order to comfort her guilt over her recent engagement. Sean Hayes and Shelley Morrison also star.
Falco, a two-time Emmy winner, is the only actress to ever receive the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series — all in the same year — for her performance as Carmella Soprano on the hit HBO series. Television audiences also know Falco from her recurring roles in the dramatic series “Oz” and NBC’s “Law & Order” and “Homicide: Life on the Street.” Falco made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play “Sideman,” and her other Broadway credits include “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” (opposite Stanley Tucci) and “The Vagina Monologues.” Falco’s feature-film credits include “Cost of Living,” for which she received the American Film Institute’s Best Actress Award. Her other film include “A Price Above Rubies,” “Copland,” “Private Parts,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” and “The Sunshine State.”
Sevigny, made her film debut in the highly acclaimed and controversial hit “KIDS.” She received nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her performance in “Boys Don’t Cry.” Currently, Sevigny can be seen in “Shattered Glass” and later this year opposite Nicole Kidman and Paul Bettany in Lars von Trier’s “Dogville.” Other credits include “Party Monster,” “A Map of the World,” “American Psycho,” “Trees Lounge,” “Gummo,” and “The Last Days of Disco.” Sevigny recently completed filming a new Woody Allen film in New York City.
After its debut in July 2000, John Edward and his talk show, “Crossing Over with John Edward,” became a breakout hit and a national fascination. Named as one of People Magazine’s “25 Most Intriguing People of the Year” in 2001, Edward has become a familiar face on television entertainment magazines, talk and news shows, as well as in magazines and newspapers. His likeness has been used in various comedy skits for popular television shows, including, NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and “South Park.”
David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are the creators and executive producers of “Will & Grace.” James Burrows is director and executive producer. Jeff Greenstein and Jhoni Marchinko are executive producers and showrunners. “Will & Grace” is a production of KoMut Entertainment in association with NBC studios/Three Sisters Entertainment.
Jamie French, NBC Entertainment Publicity, 818/840-6587February 19, 2004 at 8:01 pm #93554
I was hoping he would be with Karen or Jack! This could be really funny.:DFebruary 19, 2004 at 8:24 pm #93555
wow!!!!!!!!!! thank you for posting that!!!!
karen getting advice from john..now that is going to be hilarious!!!!!!! man i cant wait to see it!!!:jumper:
i will definitely be taping this!!! :DFebruary 19, 2004 at 8:47 pm #93560
Can’t wait for this one…Karen and John Edward…now that’s a perfect comedic match. Who could keep a straight face???:lwink: :devil:
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