- The Washington Times - Friday, March 14, 2008

Posey, Ambrose return

“The Return of Jezebel James,” the Fox sitcom premiering tonight at 8, might strike a chord with American women. After all, more and more of them are putting off having children and finding, when they eventually decide to try, that it’s not always easy to conceive.

That’s basically what happens to Sarah (Parker Posey). She’s a successful children’s book editor in Manhattan who’s newly single. If she wants a baby, it’s now or never — though the thirtysomething woman seems unable to admit her age even to her father.

A visit to the physician reveals that she’s unable to conceive. (“Can’t conceive what?” she asks, as if we’re supposed to believe a woman in publishing doesn’t understand this.) So she reconnects with her free-spirited sister Coco (Lauren Ambrose) and asks if Coco will move in and carry her baby.

It’s a welcome return to television for indie film queen Miss Posey and former “Six Feet Under” star Miss Ambrose. Their talent manages to smooth over the sometimes sticky dialogue. Even better, Woody Allen muse Dianne Wiest is set to appear in later episodes as their mom.

Myles to go on HGTV

Kim Myles last summer captured America’s vote to become HGTV’s “Design Star” in the reality show of the same name.

Now she’s hosting her own show on the network, fulfilling a promise of her win.

In the weekly “Myles of Style,” the Queens, N.Y. native will show viewers how to transform lackluster spaces into beautifully designed rooms, putting her unique spin on design and decor (Fans of “Design Star” may recall one of Miss Myles’ winning entries, when she crafted a printed wallpaper design from white paper plates purchased from the Dollar Store).

Debuting Sunday at 10 p.m., her show will benefit from sneak-peek exposure as a lead-out from the “HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2008,” a live hourlong special airing that night at 9, Multichannel.com notes.

“Myles of Style” will settle into its regular Thursday 8:30 p.m. spot on March 20.

In the sneak-peek episode, viewers will meet Hector and Marina Perez, a couple who have tried everything to achieve the right look for their cottage-style living room.

Among the weekend’s other highlights:


• The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular (8 p.m., CBS): Vying for a seven-figure treasure trove, contestants come on down in prime time as Drew Carey hosts.


• Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC): Jonah Hill (“Superbad,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) hosts; Mariah Carey is the musical guest.


• Black Magic ESPN): This four-hour, two-part film (premiering Sunday and concluding Monday

March 17) looks at racial injustice through the medium of players and coaches at historically black colleges and universities during the civil rights era. Former NBA great Earl “the Pearl” Monroe served as co-producer on the film, which is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and Wynton Marsalis.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse and Kelly Jane Torrance from staff, Web and wire reports.

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