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  • Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' returns from the dead, Trumpier than ever

    09/29/2018 4:48:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies ^ | September 29, 2018 | Ken Tucker
    On Thursday night, the old liberal sitcom Murphy Brown was revived; on Friday, the old conservative sitcom Last Man Standing is raised from the dead. The canceled ABC show has been picked up by Fox and plopped down in its old time period. Both shows exploit the election of Donald Trump to the presidency for laughs; both are nearly unendurable in the context of the current television landscape, which is as obsessed with Trump as Trump is obsessed with TV. You’ll recall that Tim Allen plays Mike Baxter, marketing director for a store similar to a Bass Pro Shop —...
  • My Top-10 Sitcoms of The Last 50 Years

    10/22/2015 10:00:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 320 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Newhart (1982-1990) -Please forgive me but I actually like Bob Newhart's second major sitcom series -at the Stratford Inn in Vermont- more than the first 'shrink' series with Mary Tyler Moore, as good as that one was. In fact I think the 80s series Newhart is one of the most underrated comedy shows ever- watched it every week with friends when they were new, too funny. Interestingly, all 184 shows are -here- on this YouTube playlist. Cheers -This would probably make everybody's list, but honestly I never go back and watch them anymore... too much saturation I guess, and it just doesn't...
  • CBS developing sitcom based on obeying the Bible as literally as possible

    10/20/2015 7:59:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 42 replies
    A.V. Club ^ | 10/20/2015 | Alec McCown
    Revelations 33:15—Yea, though it came to pass that those refusing to believe in the word of the Lord grew in number, and the fatted calves were slaughtered less frequently thanks to the Mark Of The Beast (a.k.a Weight Watchers), it did happen that shepherds keeping watch o’er the network television landscape did espy a need for new content. And so, in the year of our Lord 2015, it did transpire that Deadline reports Alcide Bava, a production company founded by Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, is developing a sitcom based on bestselling 2007 book The Year Of Living Biblically. Said...

    05/15/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    The Saints Pub ^ | March 13, 2015
    For years the film industry has loved to use the richness of Catholicism to enhance story lines in movies and television shows. They love using our church architecture, confessionals, Rosaries, cassocks, habits, schools, prayers, and traditions because they offer so much visual recognition, drama, and beauty. These are the same reasons Catholics are so ripe for slapstick, which I admit can be funny. However, as America rapidly moves into an era of declining Christianity, we increasingly see our pop culture presence reduced nearly exclusively to cheap laughs and even cruel bigotry.ABC has decided to double-down on this anti-Christian narrative by working with the often vulgar...
  • Poehler to Create New Church-Centered Sit-Com for NBC

    10/28/2014 8:38:02 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 28 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | October 28, 2014 | Tianna DiMartino
    Oh good. A Hollywood liberal is doing a sitcom about a church. What could go wrong? With NBC’s popular comedic sit-com “Parks and Recreation” heading into its seventh and final season, lead actress Amy Poehler’s next project is one conservative Christians probably won’t welcome. Deadline Hollywood broke the news October 17 that Poehler and “Parks and Recreation” co-executive producer Aisha Muharrar are re-teaming together to co-write a new series for NBC. The currently untitled new series will be centered around “a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong-willed characters who make up her new community.”...
  • [Vanity] "Mulaney" ... Really? An Astonishingly Laughless "Seinfeld"

    09/20/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 151 replies
    FOX ^ | 9/20/14 | FOX
    Holy cow! After the football game, FOX showed a preview of their new sitcom "Mulaney" ... named for the stand-up comic who stars. Never have I seen this kind of preview that had not ONE laugh. Not ONE. And the set-up is a blatant "Seinfeld" rip-off. Completely fake interaction amongst the characters. WHAT a disaster. Very sorry Martin Short is peripherally involved here. HE's the real deal. This show looks bad on so many levels.
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/09/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 149 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 8, 2014 | James Hibbert
    The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. [snip]
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/08/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8 Apr 14 | James Hibberd
    Got an idea for a sitcom? NBC wants to hear from you. The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. “We are taking a bold, alternative approach in what we hope will uncover original comedy minds who are looking for a way to get into the television business,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. The initiative, dubbed “NBC Comedy Playground,” pledges to reach beyond the traditional talent labs of film schools and comedy...
  • A sensitive vegan

    03/03/2014 3:45:35 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 48 replies
    My 28 y/o vegan son was home this weekend and asked if we watched the show "The Miller", we said no. He said that he was watching it at the gym and they made fun of vegans and it hurt his feelings...IT was all I could do to NOT start in on the " it's time you get the to hear it for a while. You want to live it..then suck it up."
  • Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" on the bubble?

    02/28/2013 11:41:43 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 27 replies
    Yahoo! TV ^ | 2/28/2013 | Dave Nemetz
    ...But the sad truth is, not many people are staying home to watch sitcoms on Friday nights anymore. Even though they’re led by TV veterans Tim Allen and Reba McEntire, “Standing” and “Malibu” lag behind much cheaper fare like “Undercover Boss” and “Dateline” in the ratings.
  • NBC’S ‘The New Normal’ is Anything But

    09/11/2012 6:43:33 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 29 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 11, 2012 | JP
    So I tuned in last night to a preview of the new NBC sitcom, “The New Normal,” which officially debuts tonight. I wanted to see why USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco was so giddy about the show that he gave it not one, but two fawning reviews in the space of four days. Well it’s not because “The New Normal” is destined to go down in TV history as one of the all time greatest sitcoms, alongside, say, “Seinfeld” or “M.A.S.H” or “All in the Family” or “The Honeymooners.” No, the only reason it is generating favorable buzz is...
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15: 'Mary Ann Summers' on Gilligan's Island~

    10/07/2011 5:57:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 136 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Oh how I yearned to be stranded with her... Former 'Miss Nevada' Dawn Wells as  'Mary Ann Summers' - Gilligan's Island (1964-67): Decades later, we at long-last know how they killed the time  on that (dopey) island: while going some ways towards  explaining the bizarre tree-licking episode above,  something still largely frowned upon  back in here in (what passes for) civilization... You know ALL bout that stuff, doncha lil' buddy... "All day... all night... Mary Ann"... Video tribute/more at Reaganite Republican _________________________________________ IMDb   Wikipedia
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15

    09/16/2011 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 193 replies · 3+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    'Bailey Quarters' @ WKRP in Cincinnati! Always did go for the bookish one  over the D-cup bimbos it seems... Jan Smithers _____________________________________________ 'Bailey Quarters' (Jan Smithers)  fr. WKRP in Cincinnati (CBS 1978-82): I remember really digging the 'glasses' look, heh- More pics/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Pilot For Catholic Sitcom Filmed In Conyers

    08/07/2011 3:05:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Georgia Bulletin ^ | August 4, 2011 | STEPHEN O'KANE
    CONYERS—The kitchen table where the Willits family usually eats is covered this morning with cables, batteries, audio and recording paraphernalia—equipment to start filming a possible Catholic sitcom.(Clockwise from bottom right) CatholicTV crew members from Boston, Mass., Dave Wilkinson (camera man), Peter Kaminski (director), Tim Stonesifer (camera man), actors Mac Barron, Greg and Jennifer Willits, Laura Musholt of Catholic TV (production assistant) and Katherine Barron, Mac’s wife, take a break in between filming. The two couples are at the center of a Catholic sitcom, and the pilot episode was filmed in the Willits’ Conyers home June 28. (Photos by Michael Alexander)...
  • Jon Cryer Alleged Hit - Mexico Gang Connection?

    02/26/2010 3:09:15 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies · 630+ views ^ | 02/27/10 | Staff
    The man allegedly at the center of the Jon Cryer murder plot is a contractor who was part of a drug smuggling ring in Mexico .... this according to the estranged husband of Jon Cryer's ex-wife. TMZ has obtained legal documents in the ongoing divorce case between Cryer's ex-wife, Sarah Trigger, and her estranged husband, David Dickey. As we first reported, a man named Eddie Sanchez was allegedly asked by Trigger to murder Cryer and Dickey. In fact, Dickey says Sanchez flatly told him that. So who is Eddie Sanchez? We know he was Trigger's boyfriend at the time she...
  • 'Golden Girl' Estelle Getty dies

    07/22/2008 10:46:40 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 35 replies · 385+ views
    7online ^ | 7-22-2008 | Unknown
    Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84. Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood Boulevard home, said her son, Carl Gettleman of Santa Monica. "She was loved throughout the world in six continents, and if they loved sitcoms in Antarctica she would have been loved on seven continents," her son said. "She was one of the most talented comedic actresses who ever lived."...
  • NBC's '30 Rock' to get a dose of Gore (Al to make cameo appearance)

    10/04/2007 12:55:12 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 416+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | October 4, 2007
    NEW YORK (CNN) — Former Vice President Al Gore is expected to make an appearance on the NBC comedy show "30 Rock" in November. Gore was in New York last week to tape the episode, and a Gore spokeswoman says "he did have a great time". Gore's office anticipates the episode will air as part of, what it called, NBC's upcoming "Green is Universal" week of environmentally-based programming, Nov. 4 - 10. NBC would not comment on the story.
  • Muslims Hope New Show Breaks Cultural Barriers

    09/11/2007 5:38:13 PM PDT · by WVNan · 71 replies · 2,569+ views
    Belief Net Blog ^ | August 30, 2007 | Religion News Service
    Muslim Sitcom to DebutMuslims Hope New Show Breaks Cultural Barriers [Excerpts] Raja Musharaff is a Pakistani Muslim exchange student coming to America this fall.He's not coming to join a terrorist cell, open a kabob shop or become a taxi driver. On the contrary, as one of the lead roles on "Aliens in America," which premiers Oct. 1 on the CW Network, Raja is more than an amicable 16-year-old; he also emerges as a moral compass to his wayward host family in Wisconsin. "We wanted to bring a character who had a sense of his own faith, and who had a...
  • "Back To You" (TV News Sitcom Stars Conservatives Patricia Heaton & Kelsey Grammer)

    07/01/2007 6:04:51 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 77 replies · 7,278+ views ^ | Fox
    In the ‘90s, the local TV news scene in Pittsburgh was dominated by one team: CHUCK DARLING (Kelsey Grammer, “Frasier,” “Cheers”) and KELLY CARR (Patricia Heaton, “Everybody Loves Raymond”). They had that elusive quality all news teams need: chemistry ... at least on-screen. Off-screen, Chuck was a bit of a self-centered womanizer, Kelly a bit of an uptight know-it-all. So when Chuck got the call to move up to a larger market, no tears were shed. But after an embarrassing on-air tirade ended up on the Internet, Chuck found himself on the downswing career-wise. He even questioned whether his...
  • [Alec] Baldwin Request to Quit Sitcom Rejected

    04/26/2007 8:27:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 473+ views ^ | 4-26-2007 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES -- Divorced dad Alec Baldwin, caught yelling at his daughter on a voicemail message, said Wednesday he asked NBC to let him out of his "30 Rock" contract so he can devote his time to the issue of "parental alienation." "If I never acted again I couldn't care less," Baldwin said in a pre-taped appearance for ABC's "The View," scheduled to air Friday.