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The Approval Matrix: Week of October 17, 2005

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.


Gloomy rockers Depeche Mode have announced a small show at Bowery Ballroom on October 28 to kick off their upcoming tour in support of their new album, Playing the Angel. Their only other New York show is scheduled for early December at Madison Square Garden. . . . Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, and Noah Emmerich are all in talks to star in Narc director Joe Carnahan’s upcoming cop drama, Pride and Glory, which will start production in the city in January. . . . Comedian Will Arnett (who plays Gob on the cult show Arrested Development) will appear opposite former Punk’d player Dax Shepard in Get ’Em Wet, a comedy about two hot-tub salesman who travel to Japan in an effort to expand their business. . . . Former Fugees singer Wyclef Jean is the latest addition to the HBO roster, having agreed to star in and produce a musical-comedy series based on his experiences growing up in Brooklyn and New Jersey. Onetime Full House lead and Entourage guest-star Bob Saget has also signed on for a new series with HBO.