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Jason Lee Pours on the Sleazy Southern Charm in "Memphis Beat"

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 20, 2010 |


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One-time occasional Pajiba contributor, Angelina Burnett (better known around these parts as Beckyloo Who), is continuing to work her way her way into better and better writers' rooms. After working as an assistant for several years on first "The Shield" and later "New Amsterdam," Angelina was staffed on Benjamin Bratt's "The Cleaner" a couple of years ago. She's also still developing a legal dramedy involving con-artists with Thelma and Louis scribe, Callie Khouri, for Fox.

Meanwhile, she's also a writer on TNT's upcoming "Memphis Beat," starring Jason Lee, the estimable Alfre Woodward, and DJ Qualls, who is probably still bummed that Christopher Mintz-Plasse stole his schtick. Instead, Qualls will be playing a cop, along with Jason Lee's charming Southern detective. I expect it'll be high-concept mixed with TNT's generic brand of procedural, but TNT does good summer TV.

Here's the first promo for "Memphis Beat," and congratulations to Burnett for working the system the hard way: By actually paying your dues and doing the work.

And speaking of television promos, here's one for the upcoming season of "Entourage." It may be the gayest thing I've ever seen outside of "Glee."


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