Marshall: I know they were concerned about other shows - if they tell us, then they'll have to tell them, which I get.But to make a new TV show and have more and more people turn you on each week is almost unheard of.

Marshall: Yeah, as a divorced couple, you swap holidays, and it's the first rime Allison doesn't have the kids for a holiday.

So in a number of ways, I try to get my family and kids back. And you've got Matthew Lillard () coming up as your brother. He has never done a sitcom, and you'd never know it.

I wanted to have that aspect of why they were together and stayed together so long.

I personally think they were young, dated, got pregnant and tried to make the best of it before realizing they were different people. Do you wish that Allison got to be a little meaner to Vanessa (Jaime King)? When I found out that Jane Curtin and Martin Mull were going to play my parents I almost died.

We're really fortunate to have this growing audience. What's nice is that versus the typical show about former marrieds, we see Gary and Allison bickering but we also get glimpses of why they once made sense together. It's not just the bitter bitch of an ex-wife, which gosh darn it someone else could play better than me.Are you particularly curious to see Rob Thomas' new version for ABC?(Wednesdays at 8;30 pm/ET), its freshman sitcom starring Jay Mohr and Paula Marshall as exes dealing with new significant Os.Marshall shared with why the good news made her "mad," previews this week's riotous Thanksgiving episode, comes clean about "Californicating" with David Duchovny, and offers her take on TV's new shot at 's audience, I started pestering CBS, but there never was any news.He and Jay had done a movie or something and became friends, so they had great Tell me how you braced yourself for the role you had on .