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CBS announced this week that Judy Greer will star in their upcoming midseason sitcom Mad Love, about four friends in New York City who bond while looking for love. Sure, the premise sounds suspiciously like Sex and the City. But that’s beside the point. The big news here is the talented Judy Greer!
You know her best as a perpetual sidekick to A-list Jennifers. That would be Jennifer Garner in the delightful 13 Going On 30 and Jennifer Lopez in the not-quite-as-delightful Wedding Planner. Greer’s also been in The Village, 27 Dresses (yup, as Katherine Heigl’s sidekick) and that unfortunate Marmaduke movie.
Greer, 34, deserves her own vehicle after years in sidekick purgatory. Here are three other always-a-bridesmaid types who deserve to score their own show.
Krysten Ritter: You’ll remember the very likable Ritter (no relation to the late John Ritter) from her sidekick turns in Confessions of a Shopaholic, 27 Dresses and She’s Out of My League, as well as TV gigs on Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, 'Til Death and Breaking Bad. Krysten, 28, was discovered at a mall by a modeling agent, but reportedly decided to get into acting because it’s, uh, more active. She’s funny, fresh and can even sing and rock out on a guitar: she fronts a down-and-dirty New York band called Ex Vivian.
Noureen DeWulf: As his disgruntled assistant, she was the saving grace of that awful Matthew McConaughey movie Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Okay, so maybe nothing really could save that 2009 movie. But she tried, anyway. And DeWulf also stood out in the Jennifer Lopez comedy The Back-Up Plan. You may also remember the Pakistani-American actress from TV turns on 90210 and Hawthorne. Until she's cast in her own star project, we could easily see her as a feisty femme fatale on Chuck.
Janeane Garofalo: Funnywoman Garofalo -- who held her own opposite Uma Thurman in The Truth About Cats & Dogs back in 1996 -- spent the last decade hosting her own now-defunct radio show, and acting in recurring arcs on Felicity, The West Wing and 24. This fall, she’s set to star on CBS’s new Criminal Minds spin-off with Forest Whitaker. Frankly, we miss Garofalo’s finely-honed comedic chops. We could totally see her doing her own Comedy Central talk show, a la pal Jon Stewart, just in time to skewer Sarah Palin's 2012 antics in the election.
Which perpetual sidekick would you like to see score her own show? Chime in below!