Starz Entertainment today announced start of production on two original series, Hollywood Residential and Head Case. The announcement comes off of Starz successful foray into original programming earlier this year with the first season launch of Head Case and continues the network's commitment to quality entertainment.
"While movies will always be our core business at Starz, we are excited to be expanding our original programming with celebrity driven shows like Hollywood Residential and Head Case to offer even more to the Starz subscribers," said Michael Ruggiero, VP of Programming at Starz.
Starz launched its first original in April 2007 with the celebrity laden short form sketch comedy series Head Case which will return with all new episodes in January 2008. The series will continue with the story of therapist Dr. Elizabeth Goode, as a judgmental, unconventional but undeniably thriving "it therapist" to Hollywood's celebrity elite. Dr. Goode's days are filled with a who's who from the world of entertainment, sports and music. Last season viewers caught Jason Priestley, Andy Dick, Rick Fox, Alanis Morissette, Ralph Macchio and Jane Kaczmarek, among many others receiving the "Goode treatment." Casting for season 2 is currently underway.
"I am delighted to be working with Starz again and look forward to bringing an even more outrageous and hilarious season of Head Case to our viewers," said Alexandra Wentworth, star and co-executive producer of Head Case.
Hollywood Residential, a single-camera half hour comedy that follows a fictional, faltering celebrity home makeover show on a struggling home improvement cable network. Cameras follow as frustrated, unemployed actor Tony King (Adam Paul) and his assistant, Lila Mann (Lindsay Stoddart), take their show to the homes of Hollywood's elite. Tony, inept as a carpenter, has more on his mind than home improvement and tries to take advantage of the celebrities to further his own acting career, always to embarrassing results. Hollywood Residential will feature celebrity appearances by Paula Abdul, Jamie Kennedy, Cheryl Hines, Tom Arnold, John Cho and Chris Kattan, among others, and will premiere in January 2008 on Starz.
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