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Earlier this month, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter page, asking for at least $2 million to create new episodes of the cult classic TV series. The campaign reached its first goal of $2 million in just eight days, which will fund the first three episodes, but they are seeking as much as $5.5 million to produce an entire 12-episode season. The campaign has raised $2.59 million so far, and earlier today, Joel Hodgson posted an update on the Kickstarter page, revealing that Felicia Day has come aboard to portray Kinga Forrester, the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester, with comedians Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn set to voice Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo.
Felicia Day's Kinga Forrester will be the new Mad Scientist in this updated version of MST3K, who Joel Hodgson described as both comedic and threatening. The original mad scientist was her father, Dr. Clayton Forrester, »
James Burrows has been the man behind the camera for 999 episodes. His directing work has put him behind the cameras for iconic series such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi, Cheers, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory, and now Crowded on NBC. He directed episode 999 earlier this week, and there was a party to celebrate the achievement.
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired for seven seasons on CBS before the decision was made to end it. However, it still remains an iconic comedy series to this day, and one lucky fan can now buy the home that was used for the series – it will cost that lucky fan a lot of money though.
Realtor.com reported on Thursday that the home used for the series is now for sale, and it has been for sale on and off since 2012. The current asking price for the home is $1.95 million – which is probably why someone has not purchased the Minnesota home. The price was cut on the home this month.
59 years ago today, Elvis Presley made his second appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It was the first time he was on the show with the eponymous host present, as Sullivan was recovering from a car accident. Charles Laughton guest hosted that show. On the October 28, 1956 show, Presley performed “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Love Me Tender.” And he played a four minute-long version of his hit “Hound Dog.” (That September, he had performed a one minute and seven seconds version of the song on the show.) At both his first and second appearance on the show, audiences went wild for his gyrating hips. It was at his third and final appearance on the show, in January 1957, that he was famously taped and photographed from the waist up only. Before his first appearance on “Ed Sullivan,” the host had vowed to never allow Presley on the show. Sullivan wouldn’t »
- Emily Rome
In the Oct. 27 episode of “The Flash,” titled “The Fury of Firestorm,” the team learns that recruiting a superhero is harder than it looks.
When Professor Martin Stein’s (Victor Garber) health begins to fail following the loss of his partner Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) — aka the other half of the heroic entity known as Firestorm — it’s up to Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to find a genetic match to take Ronnie’s place and help stabilize Stein.
Two candidates emerge: Dr. Henry Hewitt (Demore Barnes), a fellow scientist, and Jay “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), a former high school athlete whose career was derailed by an injury he suffered during the particle accelerator explosion. If you’ve been paying attention to promos, photos and casting notices for “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” you won’t be surprised to learn that Jax eventually gets the gig, »
- Laura Prudom
The miniseries saga of Don, Betty, Roger, Joan, Peggy and Bert deserved a terrific finish, and at the end of seven plus one seasons, creator Matthew Weiner delivers in fine style. The agency undergoes a major transformation, but each of our favorites moves on to a thoughtful, better-than-acceptable resolution -- all except for Don. He is given one of the more interesting character finales in TV history, even better than Robert Morse's topper at the end of Season Seven Part 1. Mad Men: The Final Season Part 2 Blu-ray Lionsgate 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 352 min. / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 39.98 Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Jay R. Ferguson, Julia Ormond, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Kevin Rahm, Christopher Stanley, Maggie Siff, Diana Bauer, Alison Brie, Caity Lotz.. Written by Matthew Weiner, Tom Smuts, Jonathan Igla, Erin Levy, Semi Chellas, Carly Wray. Creator »
- Glenn Erickson
John Amos is one of those actors fortunate enough to have more than one iconic role on his résumé. His two biggest parts were as patriarch James Evans Sr. on Good Times and as the elder Kunta Kinte on Roots. But he first won fame with a smaller, yet still enduring, part: Gordy the weatherman on CBS’s The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Amos appeared roughly a dozen times over the course of the show’s first three seasons, and even though he left to take a regular gig on Good Times in 1974, his character was vital enough that he returned with his own spotlight episode during the final season of Mary Tyler Moore. Tonight Amos can be seen talking about his experiences on the show, alongside Betty White, Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Van Dyke, and others, as part of Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration, airing at 8 p.m. »
- Josef Adalian
As with most of PBS’ “Pioneers of Television” specials, “Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration” is a warm, nostalgic trip down memory lane tempered by minimal perspective and sins of omission. Fun to watch if only for the abundant clips, it’s a once-over-lightly approach to TV history, paying tribute to its subjects in a manner that doesn’t allow much room for anything that might detour from lionizing them. Timed to the 45th anniversary of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” the one-hour project is breezy and watchable, but comes closer to an evening at the Paley Center than a true documentary.
Defined by its well-chosen highlights, this “Celebration” dutifully works through Moore’s early roles before her discovery by Carl Reiner to play Laura in “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” That includes the familiar but still funny story about how Reiner grabbed her by the head, mid-audition, and walked »
- Brian Lowry
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore can, and PBS knows it. And with this Mtm Celebration they show it. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, PBS premieres Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration. Indulge in clips from the film Ordinary People, and classic TV sitcoms like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which premiered 45 years ago, on September 19, 1970. Check out all of our Mary Tyler Moore Coverage through the years.
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration includes conversations with Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Oprah Winfrey. Following are the program description and a video preview. Read More… »
On this day 15 years ago, viewers were first given the gift of an episode of one of TV’s wittiest, most delightful series. “Gilmore Girls” premiered on the WB on October 5, 2000. In the eight years since the series finale of “Gilmore Girls,” fandom hasn’t died down for the dramedy about a fast-talking, constantly pop culture-referencing mother-daughter duo addicted to caffeine, riding the emotional waves of life in their small Connecticut town. This is the show that made us fall in love with Melissa McCarthy long before “Bridesmaids” was even an idea, the show that made us feel less sheepish about bringing a book everywhere cause Rory does it too, the show that had us aspiring to be as brash and sassy as Paris Geller, the show that introduced us to Jared Padalecki’s ever-evolving mop of hair even before those brown locks appeared on “Supernatural,” the show that melted »
- Emily Rome
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Jonathan Demme’s 1975 film Crazy Mama, which stars Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Southern, and Jim Backus, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 83-minute film on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
Actress Cloris Leachman is scheduled to appear at the screening and is due to partake in a post-screening Q & A for a discussion on the making of the film.
From the press release:
Crazy Mama was one of the early movies directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Melvin and Howard, Married to the Mob, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married). Produced by Roger and Julie Corman, the film follows three generations of women (played by Cloris Leachman, Ann Sothern as her mother, »
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Modern Family star Ed O'Neill has already said he's game for the Married...With Children Spinoff, which will revolve around David Faustino's http://movieweb.com/married-with-children-reboot-bud-bundy/Bud Bundy. But we don't have to wonder what Al Bundy might look like in anticipation of the sitcom finally hitting the small screen. Ed O'Neill agreed to participate in a Modern Family photo shoot that sees him reviving the iconic shoe salesman. And the results are quite glorious!
Ed O'Neill was joined by his Modern Family TV wife and co-star Sofía Vergara in recreating Al and Peggy Bundy for The Hollywood Reporter's photo shoot celebrating Hollywood's 100 Favorite TV Shows. This was the first time Ed O'Neill had revived the character since the debut of David Faustino's Crackle series Star-ving in 2009. He last played the character in 1997 when Married with Children officially went off the air after eleven seasons. Ed O'Neill »
Today is the television industry's biggest event, with the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, airing live today, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Et on Fox. History was made during the telecast, when Viola Davis became the first African-American actress ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for her role in ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, while Mad Men star Jon Hamm ended his Emmy losing streak by picking up his first ever statuette. The big winner tonight, though, was HBO's Game of Thrones, which took home four Emmy Awards tonight, bringing its total to 12, counting the Creative Arts Emmy Awards that were held earlier this month (visit Emmys.com for the full list of winners).
After being nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons on the air, Game of Thrones finally won the big award tonight, »
Allison Janney is further etched into the Emmy history books, thanks to her Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series win for “Mom” on Sunday night. The win ties Janney with actors Ed Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for a total of seven acting prizes from the TV Academy. The only performer with more, a total of eight, is Cloris Leachman. “There were eight of us in this category, and I feel like I won the lottery,” Janney said of fellow nominees like Jane Krakowski and Kate McKinnon. Also Read: Emmys: The Complete Winners List (Updating Live) Janney has taken »
- Matt Donnelly
Emmy voters favored heat, prestige and sentimental sendoffs on Sunday as an eclectic list of winners defied many expectations. But the undisputed champion of the night was HBO, which pulled off an unprecedented sweep of the drama (“Game of Thrones”), comedy (“Veep”), limited series (“Olive Kitteridge”) and movie (“Bessie”) at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
The issue of diversity was discussed during the telecast and it was evident in the winners list, with “How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis making Emmy history as the first African-American to win a lead drama actress trophy. Regina King (of ABC’s “American Crime”) and Uzo Aduba (of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”) also earned supporting trophies.
“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” Davis said with her trademark intonation. She cited the famous Harriet Tubman quote about the struggle to “get over that line, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Things you never thought you'd hear: Uzo Aduba is the new Ed Asner! It's true. During the 2015 Emmy Awards, the "Orange Is the New Black" star joined Asner as the only other person to win an Emmy for the same role in two genres.
Uzo plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in the Netflix series Oitnb, which was previously in the comedy category. She won the Emmy for Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014. This year, for the same role, she won the Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama award, slaying two competitors from "Game of Thrones," one from "Mad Men," one from "Downton Abbey," and another from "The Good Wife."
Ed Asner won multi-genre Emmys for playing the character Lou Grant in the comedy "Mary Tyler Moore" and he drama "Lou Grant." Earlier in the night, Allison Janney also became the new Ed Asner (there are suddenly so many! »
- Gina Carbone
Nobody has won the Emmy as Best Comedy Actress four straight times since Helen Hunt ("Mad About You," 1996-1999). But according to exclusive Gold Derby predictions, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is poised to accomplish this feat with excellent 8/13 odds for her role as President Selina Meyer on "Veep." -Break- Louis-Dreyfus actually has two nominations this year, in this category and in Best Comedy Series as a producer of "Veep." That brings her career total to 20 Emmy bids with five previous wins. In addition to her three victories for "Veep" she has another lead win for "New Adventures of Old Christine" (2006) and a supporting trophy for "Seinfeld" (1996). Another acting win this year would enhance her status in Emmy history in two ways. She would be only the third lady to win Best Comedy Actress five times along with Mary Tyler Moore ("The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and C. »
Allison Janney is on pace to climb another step into Emmy Awards history. She is heavily favored with 8-13 odds to win Best Comedy Supporting Actress for "Mom" at Sunday's ceremony, which would push her into second place for performance wins at the Emmys. -Break- She already won last year for this regular role on the CBS comedy as well as for her recurring character on Showtime's "Masters of Sex." That brought her career total to six acting victories, tying her with Art Carney, Tim Conway, Tyne Daly, and Carl Reiner in the Emmy history books. Her other past wins were as C.J. Cregg on "The West Wing." She prevailed as Best Drama Supporting Actress in 2000 and 2001, then changed over to Best Drama Actress and won that category in 2002 and 2004. A seventh trophy would put her in the company of Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore in second place. »
Michael J. Fox has proven to be an Emmy favorite throughout his three-decade television career, winning five awards from 17 nominations. However, he has been defeated in all three of his previous Best Drama Guest Actor bids for his recurring role as attorney Louis Canning on "The Good Wife." Will he break that losing streak at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys? -Break- A victory would move Fox into third place in Emmy history for performance wins, tying him with Art Carney, Tim Conway, Tyne Daly, Allison Janney, and Carl Reiner. Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore are in second place with seven wins apiece while the all-time leader is Cloris Leachman with eight prime-time acting trophies. Fox's first three Emmys were as Best Comedy Actor for "Family Ties" (1986, 1987, 1988). He won that race again for his final season of "Spin City" (1999). His fifth win was in this guest category in 2009 for a role on "Rescue Me. »
"That would be almost too much to wish for. I don't know what the odds are of doing the same thing, but I can't imagine," admits Allison Janney in our recent video chat (watch below) when asked about the possibility of tying the all-time Emmy record for performer wins this year. She has six Emmys to date, which puts her in a tie for third place for acting wins with Art Carney, Tim Conway, Tyne Daly, and Carl Reiner. Adding to the four she won for "The West Wing," she picked up two more last year -- for her supporting role in the laffer "Mom" and her guest spot on the drama "Masters of Sex." And she is back in both those categories this year. -Break- Related: Watch our video chats with dozens of 2015 Emmy nominees If she prevails in one of those categories (she is favored for "Mom"), she »
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