Five months after its cancellation, Busy Philipps‘ eponymous E! talk show was brought back to life in pretty much the last place you would expect: An episode of The Affair.
Busy Tonight‘s unlikely “revival” occurred in Sunday’s antepenultimate episode of the Showtime series when, during the drama’s storyline set in 2022, fictional publicist Eden Ellery is interviewed by “personal friend” Philipps about allegations of sexual misconduct she made against Noah Solloway.
Philipps shot The Affair cameo back in February, three months before E! pulled the plug on Busy Tonight. As a result, she admits to TVLine that the show’s cameo in The Affair caught her completely off guard.
Caught her completely off guard
Philipps confessed of her talk show’s exhumation saying that he forgot what had happened.
He then added that hilariously, the producers of The Affair had far more confidence in our show than the executives at E! Philipps explained that the idea for the crossover came from Affair creator Sarah Treem, who he claimed to be good friend of Busy Tonight producer Eric Gurien.
Far from it
Might Busy Tonight‘s unorthodox rebirth be a sign that the show will get an actual new lease on life? It just might be, Philipps demurs, before adding that previously announced efforts to find Busy Tonight — or some version of it — a new home have not been tabled. Far from it.
Brought back to life
Busy Tonight‘s unlikely revival occurred in Sunday’s antepenultimate episode of the Showtime series when, during the drama’s storyline set in 2022, fictional publicist Eden Ellery, which was played by Brooke Lyons is interviewed by personal friend Philipps about allegations of sexual misconduct she made against Noah Solloway.
Shortly after the episode aired, TVLine published a brief interview with Philipps about the emotional scene. The actress said that she filmed her cameo in February, long before Busy Tonight was canceled in early May.