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15 items from 2017


‘Better Things’ Season 2 Review: TV’s Biggest Badass Returns and Proves Why We Don’t Need More ‘Louie’

13 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The sixth episode of “Better Things” Season 2 is one of television’s best — not just of the year, but of the golden age and beyond.

Titled “Eulogy” and dedicated to the late Robert Michael Morris, who makes a brief cameo, the episode is intent on appreciating the consummate reality of everyday life while you’re living it. The season is, too. “Better Things” is a challenging, deeply rewarding, and ultimately miraculous experience because of how it draws extra attention to what matters and curtly dismisses what doesn’t. Both elements are typically communicated via frank remarks either profoundly moving or very, very funny (sometimes both) and each episode captures Pamela Adlon’s unique blend of stubborn — and often inappropriate — love in such a way you’ll wish more people acted as brashly genuine as she does. Hell, you may even start acting that way yourself.

Read More:Pamela Adlon Gave »

- Ben Travers

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The Comeback: Season Three of HBO Series "Always a Possibility"

13 June 2017 9:41 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is The Comeback ever coming back? Recently, star Lisa Kudrow and co-creator Michael Patrick King discussed the future of the HBO TV show, EW reports.The comedy stars Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a former sitcom star who becomes the subject of a reality show. The cast also includes Damian Young, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman, Malin Akerman, Lance Barber, and Robert Bagnell.Read More… »

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‘The Comeback’: Lisa Kudrow, EPs Remember Robert Michael Morris, Talk Possible Season 3 – Atx

11 June 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Robert Michael Morris' passing on May 30 was a blow to the cast and crew of The Comeback – the show on which the 77-year-old actor played best friend and hairdresser to Lisa Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish.  During a panel discussion today at the Atx fest in Austin, Kudrow paid tribute to the actor, as did EPs Dan Bucatinsky and Michael Patrick King  "He died Tuesday and he called me on Monday," King said. "The reason he called me was he wanted to let me know that he wouldn't be… »

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‘The Comeback’ Cast and EPs on Another Season: ‘It’s Always a Possibility’

11 June 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

​Austin, Texas — At the Atx TV Festival, HBO’s “The Comeback” was still very much an object of TV fan adoration. Lisa Kudrow, Michael Patrick King, Dan Bucatinsky, and Laura Silverman joined moderator Abigail Spencer to reminisce about the fan-favorite comedy, and how the show returned to do a second season ten years after the first run.

They began the panel by taking a moment to pay tribute to Robert Michael Morris, who played Mickey Dean, Valerie’s hair stylist and confidant. Morris was supposed to join the group at Atx but passed away May 30.

“He’s the only person who could have played that part,” said Bucatinsky.

Kudrow made it clear that though the show was shot documentary style, “It was not about my experience on ‘Friends.'” She added, “I did send the writers cookies, but that’s because I love cookies, not so they’d write me more stuff.” King »

- Diane Gordon

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‘The Comeback’: Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King Tease Possible Season 3 at Atx Festival Reunion

11 June 2017 1:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Comeback” could be coming back — again. And for exhausting as that turn of phrase as become (we’re sorry), there is no sign of series fatigue among the cast and creators.

Co-creators Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King joined executive producer Dan Bucatinsky and co-star Laura Silverman for a reunion panel at the Atx TV Festival — moderated by the self-described “biggest ‘Comeback’ fan ever,” Abigail Spencer (“Timeless”) — and the group had plenty of ideas for how to keep the series going.

“There’s always a possibility,” Kudrow said of a Season 3. “If [Season 2] happened, then it’s a possibility.”

King echoed her enthusiasm, contending that the television landscape is perfectly set up for a return of Valerie Cherish.

“There’s so much aggressive sales needed, it’s like a perfect humiliation trap,” King said, holding up a water bottle sporting an ad for a network he wasn’t familiar with. »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Comeback’: Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King Tease Possible Season 3 at Atx Festival Reunion

11 June 2017 1:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Comeback” could be coming back — again. And for exhausting as that turn of phrase as become (we’re sorry), there is no sign of series fatigue among the cast and creators.

Co-creators Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King joined executive producer Dan Bucatinsky and co-star Laura Silverman for a reunion panel at the Atx TV Festival — moderated by the self-described “biggest ‘Comeback’ fan ever,” Abigail Spencer (“Timeless”) — and the group had plenty of ideas for how to keep the series going.

“There’s always a possibility,” Kudrow said of a Season 3. “If [Season 2] happened, then it’s a possibility.”

King echoed her enthusiasm, contending that the television landscape is perfectly set up for a return of Valerie Cherish.

“There’s so much aggressive sales needed, it’s like a perfect humiliation trap,” King said, holding up a water bottle sporting an ad for a network he wasn’t familiar with. »

- Ben Travers

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'The Comeback' Producers Pay Tribute to "One of a Kind" Robert Michael Morris

11 June 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Atx Television Festival panel for HBO's The Comeback got off to a somber start Sunday.

Creators Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King were joined by stars Laura Silverman and Dan Bucatinsky (also an exec producer on the show) to discuss the cult classic Hollywood satire. However, missing was former star Robert Michael Morris, who was originally set to appear on the panel but died last week at the age of 77.  

King said he received a call from Morris the day before he passed away. "On Monday, he called me and the reason he called me was to let me »

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HBO Lands Julia Roberts-Starring Miniseries Today Will Be Different

1 June 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Did HBO just find the next Big Little Lies?

RelatedJulia Roberts to Star in TV Adaptation of Today Will Be Different

The pay-cable network announced it’ll be developing Today Will Be Different, a limited series starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts. Like Lies, Different is based on a bestselling novel (this time, by author Maria Semple), and it also brings an A-list actress to the world of series television, as Lies did with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

Different takes place over a single day, with Roberts starring as Eleanor Flood, a woman who wakes up “determined to be her best self, »

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The Deuce: See Teaser, First Photos From James Franco's HBO Porn Drama

31 May 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For those of you who’ve strolled Times Square and thought, “I liked this place when it was seedier,” have we got a teaser trailer for you.

HBO on Wednesday released the first video and photos from The Deuce, its upcoming late 1970s/early ’80s drama starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The series from David Simon (The Wire) and George Pelecanos (Treme) chronicles the legalization and rise of the porn industry in New York City’s famed midtown, as well as the changes inflicted on the area when HIV, real estate prices and cocaine demand started to rise.

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Robert Michael Morris, 'The Comeback' Actor, Dies at 77

30 May 2017 4:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Robert Michael Morris, who played hairdresser Mickey Deane on HBO's The Comeback, died Tuesday in Downey, Calif., according to his rep Sarabeth Schedeen. He was 77.

The cause of death was not immediately known. 

Morris was best known for his work on the critically acclaimed but short-lived show, which starred Lisa Kudrow. The actress paid tribute to her former co-star on Twitter: "We lost Robert Michael Morris today. He left us with many wonderful gifts, most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like."

Schedeen, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, called Morris "a quality »

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‘The Comeback’ Actor Robert Michael Morris Dies at 77

30 May 2017 4:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actor Robert Michael Morris, known for playing Mickey Deane in HBO’s “The Comeback,” died on Tuesday. He was 77.

“Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow confirmed the news on Twitter, adding, “He left us with many wonderful gifts. Most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.” A cause of death has not yet been reported.

We lost Robert Michael Morris today.He left us with many wonderful gifts, most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.

Lisa Kudrow (@LisaKudrow) May 30, 2017

Morris was a high school and college teacher before shifting to the entertainment industry in 2005. His former student Michael Patrick King wrote the part of Mickey in “The Comeback” for Morris. Morris’ Mickey Dean was the lovable, flamboyant hairdresser and friend of Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish.

The series premiered in 2005 before it was canceled after its first season. It was revived nine years later for a second season in 2014.

Morris has »

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Robert Michael Morris, Star of Lisa Kudrow’s ‘The Comeback,’ Dies at 77

30 May 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert Michael Morris, the late-blooming TV actor best known for his supporting role on HBO’s “The Comeback,” died Tuesday. He was 77. “Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow tweeted the news on Tuesday, along with her tribute to the actor as “an example of what a truly good soul looks like.” Morris was a high school and college teacher who began his showbiz career in earnest when his former student Michael Patrick King created “The Comeback” and wrote a part for his old teacher: Mickey, the flamboyant hairdresser and buddy of Kudrow’s self-absorbed TV star Valerie Cherish. We lost Robert Michael Morris today. »

- Thom Geier

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Robert Michael Morris, Who Played Mickey on The Comeback, Dead at 77

30 May 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Robert Michael Morris, who co-starred with Lisa Kudrow on the HBO comedy The Comeback, has died at the age of 77.

According to our sister site Deadline, the cause of Morris’ death is unknown at this time. He was best known for playing Mickey, the flamboyant hairdresser/best friend of Kudrow’s faded sitcom star Valerie Cherish, on HBO’s showbiz satire The Comeback. Morris appeared as Mickey in both the initial 2005 season and the 2014 revival, where Mickey’s health scare added a layer of poignancy to Valerie’s self-involved antics.

RelatedThe Comeback Season 2 Finale Recap: ‘Months and Months of »

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Robert Michael Morris Dies: ‘The Comeback’ Actor Was 77

30 May 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated with Lisa Kudrow’s remembrance: Playwright, director, teacher and actor Robert Michael Morris, best known for playing the lovable Mickey Dean on HBO's The Comeback, died Tuesday. He was 77. The cause of death was not immediately known. Morris began his acting career as a member of the Catholic University Repertory Company before shifting his focus to academics. After many years as a theater teacher in high schools and colleges across the U.S., he moved back to New… »

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The Leftovers Recap: Twin Piqued

28 May 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In a sequel of sorts to “International Assassin,” The Leftovers returned Kevin to the other side in Sunday’s “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother),” setting the stage for the mind-screwiest episode of Season 3… at least until we get to the series finale. Was our hero able to accomplish his mission(s) in the Bizarro World hereafter? And what familiar faces helped/hindered him along the way? Read on…

RelatedLeftovers Ep Damon Lindelof Promises a ‘Resolution’ to That Big Nora Twist

‘So, Let’S Get Assassinating, Shall We?’ | The hour opened with a flashback »

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