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There's... Johnny!: New Retro Tonight Show Series Launches in August (Video)

28 April 2017 9:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Get ready to go behind the scenes of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. This week, Seeso announced their new TV show There's... Johnny! will debut in August.From Paul Reiser and David Steven Simon, the scripted comedy follows "19 year old Nebraskan Andy Klavin (Ian Nelson - "The Hunger Games," "Teen Wolf") stumbles his way into a gig as a gofer at Carson's "The Tonight Show" and into a world that will change his life." The cast also includes Jany Levy, Tony Danza, Roger Bart, and T'keyah Keymah.Read More… »

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How ‘There’s… Johnny’ Series’ Cast and Creators Treated Johnny Carson’s Legacy With Reverence

28 April 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tribeca audiences were transported back to the 1970s on Thursday night when Seeso’s “There’s… Johnny!” had its premiere screening.

Audiences got to see episodes one and four of the series about Andy, a young man from Nebraska, and Joy, a talent coordinator on the show, as

they work behind the scenes on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.”

After the screening, stars Tony Danza, Ian Nelson and Jane Levy, creators Paul Reiser and David Steven Simon, and executive producer David Gordon Green spoke about bringing the seven episode series to life 17 years after it was conjured up by Reiser and Simon. The show, which is set in Los Angeles in 1972 and 1973, will premiere later this year.

Here are nine things we learned from the conversation about the series that, according to Simon, is not “That ’70s Show” with wacky Johnny

Carson clips.

1. Johnny Carson is played by Johnny Carson. Reiser »

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‘There’s… Johnny!’ Exclusive Teaser: Tony Danza Stars In This 1970’s Riff On ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ — Watch

27 April 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s… the first trailer for Seeso’s new Johnny Carson show!

Feast your eyes on the colors of the 1970’s, also known as “the decade that taste forgot”: The putrid chartreuse of a shag carpet, blinding mustard swivel chairs, busy cutouts on a wood paneled desk. Set to the hum of a snappy tune evoking earlier days, this trailer drums up enough excitement without actually showing anyone’s face — though the talent on board boasts Seeso’s biggest names to date.

Read More: Tribeca 2017: 9 Breakout Talents From This Year’s Festival

Created by Paul Reiser and his “Mad About You” producer David Steven Simon, “There’s… Johnny” follows 19-year-old Nebraskan Andy Klavin (Ian Nelson) as he stumbles his way into a gig as a gofer at Carson’s “The Tonight Show” in 1972. Billed as a “fictional comedic trip back in time,” it sounds like a period riff on “The Larry Sanders Show. »

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‘There’s… Johnny!’ Exclusive Teaser: Tony Danza Stars In This 1970’s Riff On ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ — Watch

27 April 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Here’s… the first trailer for Seeso’s new Johnny Carson show!

Feast your eyes on the colors of the 1970’s, also known as “the decade that taste forgot”: The putrid chartreuse of a shag carpet, blinding mustard swivel chairs, busy cutouts on a wood paneled desk. Set to the hum of a snappy tune evoking earlier days, this trailer drums up enough excitement without actually showing anyone’s face — though the talent on board boasts Seeso’s biggest names to date.

Read More: Tribeca 2017: 9 Breakout Talents From This Year’s Festival

Created by Paul Reiser and his “Mad About You” producer David Steven Simon, “There’s… Johnny” follows 19-year-old Nebraskan Andy Klavin (Ian Nelson) as he stumbles his way into a gig as a gofer at Carson’s “The Tonight Show” in 1972. Billed as a “fictional comedic trip back in time,” it sounds like a period riff on “The Larry Sanders Show. »

- Jude Dry

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Tribeca 2017: 9 Breakout Talents From This Year’s Festival

19 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every festival offers up the possibility of discovering something new — new stars, new films, new shows, new platforms — and this year’s Tribeca Film Festival is no different. Now in its sixteenth year, the New York City-set festival continues to grow and change, while constantly embracing what’s new and what’s next. The 2017 edition of the festival includes plenty of rising names to get excited about, from writers and directors to actors and actual platforms for hot content delivery. Who’s going to change the industry in the coming years? We’ve got some ideas.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 19 – 30. Check out some of the hottest breakouts to watch out for at the fest.

Read More: Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival

Brian Shoaf, writer and director, “Aardvark

Not much is known about Brian Shoaf, whose IMDb page is currently topped »

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Tribeca 2017: 9 Breakout Talents From This Year’s Festival

19 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every festival offers up the possibility of discovering something new — new stars, new films, new shows, new platforms — and this year’s Tribeca Film Festival is no different. Now in its sixteenth year, the New York City-set festival continues to grow and change, while constantly embracing what’s new and what’s next. The 2017 edition of the festival includes plenty of rising names to get excited about, from writers and directors to actors and actual platforms for hot content delivery. Who’s going to change the industry in the coming years? We’ve got some ideas.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 19 – 30. Check out some of the hottest breakouts to watch out for at the fest.

Read More: Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival

Brian Shoaf, writer and director, “Aardvark

Not much is known about Brian Shoaf, whose IMDb page is currently topped »

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David Letterman’s Feud with Jay Leno: New Biography Reveals the Legendary Host was ‘Seething with Unhappiness’

11 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The feud between late-night hosts David Letterman and Jay Leno has been well documented, but the new biography Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman (obtained by People) reveals more details surrounding the legendary host’s competitive and angsty nature.

“Letterman assumed one day he would get a call from Carson or the head of NBC to offer him the job . It never happened,” writes Zinoman. “Rick Ludwin, head of late-night programming at NBC, respected Letterman as a great entertainer but was skeptical that he could draw the broad swath of viewers that made up the Tonight Show audience. »

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Don Rickles Lives On In New Interview Series

10 April 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Aarp Studio’s ‘Dinner with Don’ is about to introduce a new generation to a comedy legend.Credit: ABC-tv

A legend died last week, but his blistering wit will endure. Don Rickles passed last Thursday as a result of kidney failure. Rickles was 90. Rickles’ career spanned over 60 years. Though, even toward the end of his life, he showed no signs of stopping.

The American Association of Retired Persons (Aarp) Studios — yes that Aarp now has a studio — announced that it would honor Rickles by going ahead with the release of his interview series Dinner with Don. It seems fitting that Rickles’ last project was an interview show as he got his big break on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Before his death, Rickles filmed 1o episodes of his interview series. Aarp Studios released the trailer for Rickles’ show following the comedian’s death. You can view the trailer here.

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Entertainment News: ‘Mr. Warmth’ Don Rickles Dies at 90

7 April 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – With the flourish of trumpets in “The Bullfighter’s Song,” a pugnacious man would strut on stage and launch a volley of hilarious insults on some unsuspecting targets. That act was Don Rickles, whose show business nicknames included “The King of Zing,” “The Merchant of Venom” and the magnificently ironic “Mr. Warmth.” Rickles died in Los Angeles on April 6th, 2017. He was 90.

In his early career, Rickles was a throwback to the cocktail and burlesque joints of the 1950s and ‘60s, where a burgeoning stand up comic would do anything to engage the audience and keep a gig. With a quick wit and rat-a-tat delivery, Rickles developed a persona that would keep him working virtually all the way to the end. He went from the “Rat Pack” era, through comedy roasts of the 1970s, to the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” series, and never »

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Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down in Tears During Touching Tribute to Don Rickles

7 April 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jimmy Kimmel shed plenty of tears, and even managed to get in a few laughs, while paying tribute to good friend Don Rickles, the legendary insult comic who died on Thursday at the age of 90.

“This is not going to be our usual show tonight, and I’m going to tell you right up front: I’m going to cry, which is kind of embarrassing but, well, I’m not good with this sort of thing,” Kimmel warned his audience at the top of his show. “We lost someone that I love very much today… »

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Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert And Seth Meyers Pay Tribute To Don Rickles

6 April 2017 8:42 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

The late, great Don Rickles made his mark not in the movies or on TV sitcoms, but on late-night TV talk shows, where he was renowned for his quick wit and ability to wring laughs out of any conversation. From cracking up Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show” decades earlier to his more recent appearances, […] »

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Jimmy Kimmel Pays Tribute to Don Rickles: ‘I’m Going to Cry’

6 April 2017 8:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to comedy legend Don Rickles on Thursday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC.

“This is not going to be our usual show tonight,” Kimmel said at the top of his monologue. “And I’ll tell you right up front that I’m going to cry — probably a lot, which is embarrassing. But I’m not good with this sort of thing and I’m sorry — especially to those of you who came here to see the show in person, because that’s probably not what you came for. But we lost someone that we and I love very much today.”

Rickles died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 90.

“I was fortunate enough to — not only have Don on this show as my guest — but also to become close to him and his wife Barbara, which was a lot of fun for me,” Kimmel »

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Late-Night Hosts Remember the "Funny, Sharp and Generous" Don Rickles

6 April 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Late-night hosts took time out of Thursday's shows to pay tribute to fellow comedian Don Rickles, known to fans as "Mr. Warmth." 

Rickles, the legendary comic who died earlier in the day from kidney failure at the age of 90, was also a late-night TV staple for years, appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Late Show with David Letterman several times before he befriended the latest crop of hosts as well. 

Jimmy Kimmel started his show with a personal and emotional tribute to his late friend, "the greatest talk show guest of all time." 

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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius

6 April 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reportedly the sad news that Hollywood has lost another legend, with comedian Don Rickles passing away at the age of 90. His publicist confirmed that the iconic insult comic passed in his Los Angeles home, from kidney failure. As word of his passing spread, Hollywood icons left and right paid tribute to the late comedian through social media, to honor this late legend.

While most sent out their tributes through Twitter, others released lengthier tributes elsewhere. Rolling Stone caught up with Gilbert Gottfried, who summed up the the late comedian's legacy with a heartfelt statement that explained why Rickles will go down in history as one of the best comedians ever. Here's what Gilbert Gottfried had to say.

"Don Rickles was never politically correct, and he would never apologize for any of it. He was totally unapologetic about his comedy. So I admired that and looked at him »

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The Best of Don Rickles: Inside His Most Memorable Comedic Moments

6 April 2017 2:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For over six decades, Don Rickles was a living comedy highlight reel. Whether he was roasting his own audience during a stand-up routine, bringing talk-show-host veterans to tears with laughter or acting alongside the biggest movie stars in the world, all of Rickles’ performances were one of a kind.

The legendary insult comic died on Thursday at the age of 90. His longtime representative Paul Shefrin told People in a statement: “Emmy-Award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning (Thursday) as a result of kidney failure.”

While younger generations will remember him as the »

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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian And Actor, Dead At 90

6 April 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Don Rickles, nicknamed The Merchant of Venom, has died at age 90. Rickles pioneered insult comedy and became a sensation on television and night clubs in the 1960s. He was performing until recently. Rickles had started as a dramatic actor and scored some supporting roles in memorable films but it was his stand-up comedy routine that made him a legend.  Rickles penchant for insulting celebrities and everyday people paved the way for a new brand of comedy, though Rickles never delved into the vulgarity that characterizes many of the acts performed by those he inspired. Rickles' appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and the Dean Martin celebrity roasts were the stuff of legendary comedy moments on television. He occasionally delved back into acting in major hit films such as "Kelly's Heroes", "Casino" and the "Toy Story" franchise for which he provided the voice of Mr. Potato Head. He »

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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Passes Away at 90

6 April 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in morning once again, with another iconic performer passing away. Don Rickles, the legendary insult comedian and actor, died at the age of 90, in his Los Angeles home. The actor/comedian's publicist, Paul Shefrin, confirmed that his client had succumbed to kidney failure earlier today.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the funeral services will be private, and that donations can be made in the late comedian's name to his son's organization, the Larry Rickles Endowment Fund at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Don Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York City, raised in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. He graduated from Newtown High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, after which, he returned home and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Don Rickles got his start in the entertainment business by performing as a stand-up comedian for several years. »

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Mourning Don Rickles: Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal & More Celebrate the ‘Merchant of Venom’ — with a Heart of Gold

6 April 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don Rickles’ many famous friends and fans are taking to social media in the wake of his death to mourn and share memories of the beloved comedian.

The legendary insult comic died on Thursday, with his longtime representative Paul Shefrin telling People in a statement: “Emmy-Award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning (Thursday) as a result of kidney failure.”

Rickles would have turned 91 on May 8. Rickles also had great success as an actor and best-selling author,” he continued. “He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, as well as their daughter »

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Don Rickles, legendary comedian and master of celebrity roasts, dies aged 90

6 April 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Colleagues pay tribute after comic, known for Johnny Carson appearances and film roles, dies in Los Angeles of kidney failure

‘A god died today’: Remembering the insult comedy of Don Rickles

Don Rickles, the “insult comic” who was a regular on the Johnny Carson show, became an honorary member of the Rat Pack and also featured in films including Martin Scorsese’s Casino and Toy Story, has died aged 90.

The comedian died at his Los Angeles home of kidney failure on Thursday.

Rip Don Rickles. One of the funniest people that ever lived, you dumb schmuck.

Don Rickles has passed away.

A giant loss.

In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles' family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket. #RIPDonRickles

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Don Rickles, Master of Insult Comedy, Dies at 90

6 April 2017 11:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Don Rickles, legendary stand-up comedian and actor, has died at the age of 90, his publicist said. Best known as an insult comic, Rickles frequently appeared on late night talk shows, making his first appearance on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson” in 1965. He was also a prolific actor who appeared on shows like “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Addams Family” and “Gilligan’s Island” in the 1960s, and became a fixture on “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast” specials. Also Read: Don Rickles Hilariously Heckles Jimmy Fallon: 'I Never Liked You' (Video) In recent years, he voiced Mr. Potato Head in the. »

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