Television: Show Biz Without Glamour

In a cutting, clever IFC sitcom, a jaded screenwriter lives life on the not-so-posh side of Hollywood

HBO's boutique hit Entourage is a Hollywood wish-fulfillment comedy: a movie star and his buddies enjoy the material and sexual perks of fame. The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (IFC, Fridays, 11 p.m. E.T.) is a Hollywood wish-deferment comedy. Jackie (Laura Kightlinger) is a writer for an obscure film magazine who wants to be a screenwriter; her best friend, Tara (Nicholle Tom), is going nowhere as a production-company assistant. "You're in the industry?" a neighbor asks Jackie. "Not as far as the industry knows," she answers.

With luck, the industry will soon know comedian Kightlinger (Lucky Louie), who also created and writes...

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