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Stand-Up Comedian Lisa Lampanelli to Appear on 'Whitney'
After snagging a Veronica Mars and Party Down alum for an episode, one of NBC's rookie sitcoms, Whitney, is adding a stand-up comedian.
Lisa Lampanelli, a frequent contributor on The Howard Stern Show, will guest star in an upcoming episode, playing a dog pound manager who evaluates Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D'Elia) a a couple to see if they are fit to adopt a dog, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Lampanelli appeared in Reno 911.
The NBC comedy debuted to solid ratings last week in the post-The Office slot, drawing 6.1 million total viewers and a 3.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, but its launch was lower than Outsourced -- canceled after one season.
This week's episode of Whitney, along with Up All Night, debuted early on Yahoo, and was made available via streaming beginning Tuesday. Previous episodes were also made available online.
Vulture first reported the news.