Try as TV executives and creators might, it’s nearly impossible to replicate success in the same world or with many of the same characters. (Looking at you, “Joey” and “AfterMASH.”) Some of the best TV spinoffs succeed specifically because they approach a familiar template from a completely different angle. Spin-offs come in many forms: Some are continuations of series that have ended. Others follow popular characters on their own journeys. And some are simply planted into a hit show,
The 33-year-old dancer stopped by Et for a Facebook Live interview on Tuesday, where he opened up about why he's not a pro on Dancing With the Stars this season, which pairs have the best chance at taking home the mirrorball trophy, and, of course, wedding planning with his fiancee, Emma Slater.
Just last season, Farber competed with Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, placing fourth in the competition. He also was a pro during seasons 17, 22 and 23, paired with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Kim Fields and Terra Jole, respectively. So after four amazing seasons, why was Farber placed in the troupe for the dance competition show's 25th anniversary?
"The show changes. They always bring different people in," Farber told Et's Cameron Mathison and Lauren Zima. "And it's always -- it's a height issue for me, too. Everyone's pretty tall [this season], not going to lie."
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The final episode of “Living Single” aired nearly two decades ago, but according to Queen Latifah, a reboot of the beloved sitcom may be on the way. The Oscar nominee spilled some details during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” Essence reports.
When a caller asked if there was any chance the show could ever return, Latifah confirmed, “We’re actually working on it.” She explained, “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.” She said she’ll be a producer on the project and hopes to reassemble the original cast.
Created by Yvette Lee Bowser (“Black-ish”), “Living Single” followed the lives of six friends living in a Brooklyn brownstone and ran for five seasons on Fox from 1993 to 1998. The cast also included Kim Coles (“In Living Color”), Erika Alexander (“The Cosby Show”), and Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”).
Latifah’s recent credits include “Girls Trip,” “Bessie,” and “Miracles from Heaven.” She earned an Oscar nod for “Chicago” in 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for We Do It Together, a collective formed to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV, and other media working towards the goal of empowering women.
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The inaugural edition of the reboot pitted a “TV Sitcoms” team (populated by Fuller House‘s Dave Coulier, Roseanne‘s Tom Arnold, The Goldbergs‘ Aj Michalka, Growing Pains‘ Tracy Gold and Perfect Strangers‘ Bronson Pinchot) against a brood of “TV Kids” (Facts of Life‘s Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, Blossom‘s Joey Lawrence, High School Musical‘s Corbin Bleu,
“A Question of Faith” centers on three families from different cultures who live in the same community. They are complete strangers living vastly separate lives until a texting and driving accident thrusts them onto converging paths where they discover love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy.
Along with a message of faith, the storyline touches on racial prejudice, the consequences of texting and driving, and also addresses the debate surrounding organ donation.
The cast includes Richard T. Jones (“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married,”), Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”), C. Thomas Howell, GregAlan Williams, Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez, Renee O’Connor (“Xena: Warrior Princess”), and T.C. Stallings (“War Room”).
“A Question of Faith” is directed by Kevin Otto from a script by Ty Manns. Angela White
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Stars from shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Scandal,” “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “The Goldbergs,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The West Wing,” “Dallas,” “CHiPs,” “Law & Order” and many more will take part in the throwback to the classic series from the 1970’s.
The 10-episode season will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games, like Tug of War, Archery, Kayak Relay, Obstacle Course, and Dunk Tank. The series will premiere June 29 at 9 p.m.
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This week’s question: In light of the recent “Roseanne” revival news, which sitcom would you like to see a revival of? (Let’s assume this is feasible from a network, talent, production, etc. standpoint.)
Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet), IndieWire
So many great sitcoms are personality driven, which makes it hard to remember great premises worth reviving. (And also, when I think about some of my ‘90s favorites, like “Step by Step” or “Friends,” it’s like… Oh, maybe there’s nothing new under the sun.)
But, beyond my eternal wish that someone would remake “Almost Human” as an adorable rom-com about Karl Urban and Robot Michael Ealy falling in
Murphy lent his comedic talents to the Comedy Central sketch show as both a writer and an actor.
His “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketch replayed encounters with various celebs such as Rick James and Prince when he was a member of his brother’s entourage.
The elder Murphy — sometimes credited as Charles Murphy — also served as a writer on his brother’s movies, including “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit.”
He was also an accomplished voiceover actor, working on “The Boondocks,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Murphy was slated to appear on the next season of “Power.”
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Queen Latifah stopped by Watch What Happens Live on Thursday and revealed that she's producing a reboot of her hit ’90s sitcom, Living Single.
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“Funny you should ask — we’re actually working on it,” she told host Andy Cohen, after a caller asked about a possible reboot. “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.”
The 46-year-old actress, who also produced the original series, said the new show would reunite her with original cast members Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, T.C. Carson, John Henton, Mel Jackson and Kim Fields.
Henton, who played Overton on the show, told Et he would love to be part of the new series.
"I am hopeful this will happen," he said. "I would love to get the band back together. A long awaited
During an appearance on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live, Latifah revealed that a revival of Living Single — which ran for five seasons on Fox from 1993 to 1998 — is currently in the works.
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“Funny you should ask,” Latifah replied to a caller who inquired about a possible reunion. “We’re actually working on it. … It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.
Queen Latifah paid a visit to Watch What Happens Live on Thursday — and she revealed that a reboot of her hit ’90s Fox sitcom Living Single is in the works!
“Funny you should ask — we’re actually working on it,” she told host Andy Cohen. “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.”
The 46-year-old actress said she’d be producing the revival, which would reunite her with original stars Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, T.C. Carson, John Henton, Mel Jackson
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Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This Halloween week, aliens come to TBS and Netflix gets royal.
“People of Earth,” TBS, Monday, 9 p.m.
“The Daily Show’s” Wyatt Cenac stars in this new alien abductee series that Variety critic Maureen Ryan calls “a gentle and modestly pleasing comedy.”
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The new horror-comedy series gets a special sneak peek on Monday, in honor of Halloween, before moving to its official Wednesday night time slot. Variety’s critic applauds leads John C. McGinley and Janet Varney, noting their “excellent performances,” as they play a law enforcement team that tries to protect a small town from a demon infestation.
C. Thomas Howell, Kim Fields, Jaci Velasquez, T.C. Stallings, Greg Alan Williams, Renee O’Connor and Donna Biscoe are also on board to star in the ensemble film.
Kevan Otto is directing. Terrence “Ty” Manns is penning the script.
The story follows a family’s tug of war between career and family priorities. One family examined, the Danielson’s, struggles to have faith in the midst of adversity, and another, the Hernandez’s, embarks quest for forgiveness. More connected than they know, their lives intertwine in prayer.
The pic is being produced by Angela White with Dr. Cameron Lewis exec producing.
Jones most recently wrapped production on the WB movie “CHiPs.” He is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Luber Roklin.
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