Busy Philipps Reacts to Busy Tonight's Surprise 'Revival' in The Affair

TVLine | 10/20/2019 | Michael Ausiello
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Months - Cancellation - Busy - Philipps‘ - E

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 (played by Brooke Lyons) is interviewed by “personal friend” Philipps about allegations of sexual misconduct she made against Noah Solloway (played by series star Dominic West).

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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.

“I literally forgot I did that,” Philipps confesses of her talk show’s exhumation, before adding, “Hilariously, the producers of The Affair had far more confidence in our show than the [former] executives at E!”

Idea - Crossover - Affair - Creator - Sarah

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