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Paul Reiser is returning to the small screen next month for NBC’s The Paul Reiser Show — his first major TV project since the 90s hit Mad About You.
Where has Reiser been all these years?
He had an un-credited role in the 1999 Michelle Pfeiffer-Bruce Willis romance, The Story of Us, playing Willis’ literary agent.
Two years later, he went on to star opposite Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas and Liv Tyler in the comedy One Night at McCool’s.
He filmed some smaller budget projects, including the 2002 drama Purpose with Mia Farrow, Women vs. Men (directed by Chazz Palminteri) and The Thing About My Folks, with Peter Falk.
But his most buzzed-about project is his NBC show, in which he plays himself.
The premise is described as: “It’s been a few years since his hit TV series went off the air. Since then, he’s been enjoying the quiet life at home with his lovely wife, Claire (Amy Landecker, “A Serious Man”), and kids and generally minding his own business, writing and producing television but enjoying life out of the spotlight. Getting him into trouble — and into adventures — are a group of new “friends,” most of which he didn’t choose since they’re the husbands of his wife’s friends and the dads of his kids’ classmates. Thrown together by circumstance, Reiser and his cohorts, including Jonathan (Ben Shenkman), Habib (Omid Djalili), Fernando (Duane Martin) and Brad (Andrew Daly) form an unlikely comradeship — and a pretty lame basketball team.”
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