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18 items from 2016


The Play Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Cheers Live on Stage Is Coming

20 June 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sam and Diane are back - and they're touring across the country. Fans of iconic TV series Cheers will get a chance to revisit their favorite characters with a brand new stage show. Cheers Live on Stage is a two-act comedy, based on the patrons of one of Boston's most famous fictional bars. Drawing from the series' first season in 1982, the production will feature 14 actors and run for two hours, according to the Associated Press."I took season 1 of Cheers and put it all into a big pot and cooked it up and boiled it down," show writer Erik Forrest Jackson told the AP. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Game of Thrones Recap: Homeward Bound

12 June 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Game of Thrones recap for Season 6, Episode 7 “The Broken Man,” here.  

ABC’s Nashville came back from the dead this week. How is this relevant to the comings and goings of Game of Thrones‘ Westeros, you ask? Well, two weeks ago I would’ve said that Lady Stoneheart opening a hot dog-and-vengeance stand somewhere in the Riverlands was more likely than the country-music drama — beloved though it may be — getting another chance.

But these are magical times we live in, and if someone is pulling fan wishes out of the ether and making them come true, »

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Game of Thrones Recap: Stab in the Stark, Plus: Which Presumed-Dead Character Reappeared This Week?

5 June 2016 6:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Game of Thrones recap here.

Just in case you haven’t perused your on-screen channel guide lately, this season’s Game of Thrones episode descriptions are positively Matthew Weiner-esque in their simplicity/obfuscation.

For those not familiar with the Mad Men creator, whose demands for secrecy in all aspects of his AMC series became legend, prided himself on crafting episode previews and synopses that gave away absolutely nothing about the hour in question. For instance, an installment in which Don would go on a week-long bender might simply say, “Don has a drink. »

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Bill Hader's Barry Greenlit at HBO

2 June 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO has another hitman on its hands: The premium cabler has ordered to series Bill Hader‘s Barry, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The Saturday Night Live alum will star in and direct the half-hour comedy, which he’ll co-write and executive-produce with Silicon Valley‘s Alec Berg. The series will follow Hader’s titular character, a lonely former Marine who has become a cheap hitman in the Midwest. When he accepts a kill job that takes him to Los Angeles, he inadvertently finds himself part of »

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Game of Thrones Recap: A Stark Shock

29 May 2016 6:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Game of Thrones recap here.

Can we have a hand for Game of Thrones‘ Ser Jaime Lannister? (Yes, there’s a day that joke won’t be funny anymore, and no, today is not that day.) Fed up with how the High Sparrow has taken over his family and his city, the Kingslayer rides right up to the church creep’s front door — on horseback! — and demands what he wants.

Does he get it? Nope. But there’s an impressive political play going on in King’s Landing, and I’m »

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Cheers: Stage Play Coming to Boston in September

27 May 2016 6:27 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Wouldn't you like to get away? Well, if you're going to Boston this September, you can see a stage adaptation of the classic sitcom Cheers, Boston.com reports.

Created by James Burrows, Les Charles, and Glen Charles, the NBC comedy ran from 1982 to 1993. The cast included Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, and Kelsey Grammer.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Cheers Vet John Ratzenberger Joins Whitney Cummings' HBO Comedy Pilot

26 May 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Let’s raise a glass to this piece of casting news: Cheers alum John Ratzenberger has nabbed a major role in HBO’s comedy pilot A Lot, starring Whitney Cummings.

Inspired by Maureen Dowd’s 2005 book Are Men Necessary?, the half-hour potential series stars Cummings as Amanda, a financially successful woman navigating a world that is complicated by the biological and cultural differences between men and women.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Ratzenberger plays Amanda’s father, Gerry, who has a stroke-related medical condition called locked-in syndrome. Though his mind is functioning normally, »

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John Ratzenberger Joins HBO Pilot ‘A Lot’; Roberta Colindrez In ‘I Love Dick’ Amazon Pilot

26 May 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

John Ratzenberger has been cast opposite Whitney Cummings in her half-hour HBO pilot A Lot. Inspired by Maureen Dowd's book Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide, the not-so-romantic comedy is about how a financially successful woman navigates a world complicated by the biological and cultural differences between the sexes. Ratzenberger plays Gerry, Amanda’s (Cummings) father, who has a stroke-related condition known as “locked-in syndrome”. He has full mental capacity… »

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Westworld, Sarah Jessica Parker's Divorce Set for Fall Premieres at HBO

26 May 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Westworld‘s gates will open right around the time kids head back to school this year, HBO announced Thursday.

The western/theme park/sci-fi drama will make its debut this fall, despite needing to take a two-month break at the beginning of the year so the writing team could finish the season’s last four scripts. The series is loosely based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name. Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire),Thandie Newton (Rogue), James Marsden (30 Rock), Evan Rachel Wood (Once and Again) and Ed Harris (The Rock) star.

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Of Course Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Feature Rian Johnson's Lucky Charm Actor

20 April 2016 8:12 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When certain writers or directors work on projects there are often actors that you know will show up in one place or another. Sometimes it’s leading roles, like when Tim Burton calls Johnny Depp every time he makes a movie. Other times it can be a small supporting part, like when Josh Malina shows up in nearly everything that Aaron Sorkin writes, or the fact that John Ratzenberger voices a character in every Pixar movie. For Rian Johnson, that special, "always there" actor is Noah Segan, and since Johnson has begun to work on Star Wars: Episode VIII, it’s no surprise that Segan will be there as well. The news that Noah Segan recently took off for Pinewood Studios in London comes courtesy of Birth.Movies.Death. You see, in addition to being a great actor, Segan also occasionally contributes pieces to the website, »

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Friends Reunion: First Extended Footage From James Burrows Tribute

15 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Could we be any more excited about NBC’s quasi-Friends reunion? Not likely, especially after viewing this first extended clip of the Central Perk Crew getting their ’90s reminisce on during Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (airing Feb. 21 at 9/8c).

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The 90-second clip kicks off with David Schwimmer explaining to host Andy Cohen how Burrows took him under his directorial wings during the show’s near-decade run, but it’s Lisa Kudrow who livens things up by sharing how the sitcom vet assigned iconic nicknames to each member of the cast. »

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Jason Bateman, Andy Cohen, Jane Lynch to Appear on NBC's James Burrows Tribute - Joining Friends and Two and a Half Men Stars

1 February 2016 2:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The full lineup for NBC's Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows has been released - and it's going to be a star-studded special. Jason Bateman, Andy Cohen, Jane Lynch, Bob Newhart, Bill Nye, Gary Sinise and J.B. Smoove will all make special appearances in the tribute honoring the prolific TV director, People can reveal exclusively. Also scheduled to appear are stars from some of the many sitcoms he worked with, including: Friends: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry. (Perry was in London during the filming, but will introduce the »

- Mariah Haas

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Jason Bateman, Andy Cohen, Jane Lynch to Appear on NBC's James Burrows Tribute - Joining Friends and Two and a Half Men Stars

1 February 2016 2:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The full lineup for NBC's Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows has been released - and it's going to be a star-studded special. Jason Bateman, Andy Cohen, Jane Lynch, Bob Newhart, Bill Nye, Gary Sinise and J.B. Smoove will all make special appearances in the tribute honoring the prolific TV director, People can reveal exclusively. Also scheduled to appear are stars from some of the many sitcoms he worked with, including: Friends: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry. (Perry was in London during the filming, but will introduce the »

- Mariah Haas

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The Lineup for A Tribute to James Burrows Is Here, and No, It’s Still Not a Friends Reunion

20 January 2016 11:24 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Friends reunion is here! Just kidding, it is 100 percent not a Friends reunion, so please stop calling it that. Sure, the gang is getting back together, but only five out of six of them, and no one even invited James Michael "Gunther" Tyler or Tom "Eye Doctor Richard" Selleck. Now that that's out of the way, here's what it really is: a tribute to director James Burrows, who is recognized as TV’s most accomplished comedy director. He's done The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly. The special will celebrate his 1,000th episode of TV with his new NBC comedy Crowded.Scheduled to be in attendance will be the casts of the following shows. (Others may also be added.) CheersTed Danson, Shelley Long, Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt (Kirstie Alley, »

- Emma Barrie

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Friends Reunion (With Chandler Twist) Confirmed as NBC Unveils Complete James Burrows Tribute Guest List

20 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Matthew Perry will be there for James Burrows at next month’s NBC special honoring the prolific sitcom director.

NBC on Wednesday officially confirmed that Friends‘ stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer will reunite at next month’s two-hour event, Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows. Perry, who is currently doing a play in London, will also be on hand, although via a pre-taped segment. (Hey, it’s something!)

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The special, which will tape this weekend and air Sunday, »

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Charlie Sheen, Melissa McCarthy, ‘Friends’ Cast & More Sitcom Stars to Appear on NBC’s James Burrows Tribute

20 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Although the entire “Friends” cast won’t be reuniting, plenty of sitcom stars old and new will be together for NBC’s tribute to comedy veteran James Burrows on the Feb. 21 special, “Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows.”

The TV special marks a huge milestone for Burrows: he has directed 1,000 episodes of television with NBC’s new comedy “Crowded.”

The cast of “Crowded” will be at the special, in addition to cast members from “Cheers,” “Frasier,” “Will & Grace,” “Taxi,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Wings,” “Mike & Molly,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Friends” — though Matthew Perry will appear in a pre-taped segment, as originally planned.

Burrows made his TV sitcom directorial debut in 1974 on an episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and is best known for his work on “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “Frasier” and “Will & Grace” for which he directed all four pilots. He also directed the pilots of “Friends, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Cheers: Cast Reunion Featured in New Commercial

7 January 2016 6:03 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Norm! Jenny Craig weight-loss spokesperson, Kirstie Alley, has rounded up some of the old Cheers gang for her latest Jenny Craig commercial. Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) and Norm Peterson (George Wendt) check out the svelte Rebecca Howe (Alley), as she pours them a beer. Watch it, below.

The set details are perfect. The laugh-track is as obtrusive as one from an 80s sitcom could be. The choice of Wendt and Ratzenberger for a weight-loss ad seems a little off, but both -- like Alley -- slip into their iconic roles, with ease.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Cheers' Kirstie Alley, George Wendt and John Ratzenberger Reunite in New Ad

5 January 2016 6:57 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name — and your weight-loss plan.

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In Jenny Craig’s latest commercial, sometime spokesperson Kirstie Alley returns to Cheers not as Rebecca Howe — the character she played for six seasons on the NBC comedy — but as an enthusiastic dieter who tells Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) and Norm Peterson (George Wendt) all about the company’s personal consultants and “yummy” food options.

Do you raise a glass to this mini-reunion (regardless of the reason behind it)? Watch the advertisement above, »

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