The Word: Lohan wants more small-screen action

Lohan at the premiere of “Liz & Dick”
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If you didn’t catch the masterpiece that was Sunday night’s “Liz & Dick” on Lifetime, you missed out on the pop culture phenomenon of the month. Critics had a mighty fine time lambasting what was to be Lindsay Lohan’s return to acting prominence. Instead, her performance seemed like it was best suited for community theater, if community theater were held in a prison.

But Lohan will not let a little thing like public ridicule get her down — RadarOnline.com is reporting that now that she’s gotten a taste of TV, she wants her own sitcom.

“Lindsay has asked her manager and agent to look into getting her her own television sitcom,” a source tells the website. “Lindsay feels that the small screen would be a great way for her to revitalize her acting career and that a comedy would be the best bet. Lindsay feels most comfortable doing comedy, and it was Charlie Sheen that told her she should do it.”

Sadly, the numbers aren’t backing up her small screen dreams. Lifetime said “Liz &?Dick” averaged 3.5 million viewers, making it the fourth most-watched original movie premiere of the year — tragically, Lohan couldn’t beat “Steel Magnolias,” “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” and “Abducted: The Carlina White Story,” which is about the woman who solved her own kidnapping 23 years after being abducted by a fake nurse from a New York City hospital.

Don’t get any ideas, Lohan. No matter what the boon it might be to your ratings, stick to stealing necklaces, not babies.

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