New show premieres tonight: ‘Hollywood Residential’

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - Jan• 23•08

This could be hilarious. A new show, "Hollywood Residential," premieres on the Starz channel tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

It’s a semi-scripted spoof (think "Curb Your Enthusiasm") that skewers all parties equally: home improvement shows, struggling actors-turned-contractors, celebrities wanting to get their houses worked on for free (trying to get something, anything for free). Guest stars, playing themselves, include Jamie Kennedy, Chris Kattan, Paula Abdul, Carmen Electra and Tom Arnold.

But a warning: This show is quite risqué, even raunchy, and only for mature audiences not easily offended by this sort of thing. A bit of dialogue:

Producer Cheryl Hines: "It’s hard to find a contractor in L.A. . . . who doesn’t steal your underwear."

"Contractor to the Stars" Tony King: "Did you say something about me stealing your underwear? You never said that was a problem before."

Hines: "Well, I’m telling you now."

You can see the promo below and watch the entire first episode, with Paula Abdul, even before it airs, on the Starz website.

I found the promo laugh-out-loud funny. But that might just be me. Let me know what you think.

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2 Comments

  1. susan says:

    OH MY GOD…this is priceless!!! It makes me want to move to LA…I thought New York clients were crazy!!!

  2. Susan, I’m sure we’d love to have you here! As for nutty people, I think the closer you get to the celebrity scene, the nuttier it gets!

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