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Feature Rob Kemp 15 Nov 2013 - 07:00
Most would agree, Jj Abrams has had a successful career which has gone from strength to strength. Undoubtedly, Star Wars now offers an opportunity for him to reach a creative zenith, but represents also his largest risk. His stylistic choices may not be to everyone’s tastes and he himself admits that there are elements over which he has an obsession (lens flares & secrecy) but these are still a matter of personal taste (I’m ambivalent over the former, and truly appreciate the latter). All that aside, outside his burgeoning film directing career, as an executive producer Abrams has been responsible for an incredible amount of television in a very small space of time. »
The star of the long-running mystery drama isn't happy that the TV series is being rebooted without her – and neither are we
Name: Angela Lansbury.
Appearance: Essence of Englishwoman, lightly dusted with Hollywood glamour.
I. Love. Her. Who doesn't? Signed with MGM in 1943, showered with Tony awards, Golden Globes and Emmy noms ever since. Due for an honorary Oscar this weekend in recognition of her 70 years in the biz.
And – um – she will be there to receive it, yes? Yes, of course, why wouldn't she be?
I just thought perhaps we were talking about her because she'd … you know … maybe joined the rest of the MGM stars? In heaven? Died, you mean? No, no – La Lansbury is as healthy as we could wish, if not quite as happy.
Oh no! What's upset her? News that the mystery series Lansbury starred in for 12 series until 1996 as Jessica Fletcher – twinkly eyed retired schoolteacher-turned-successful detective novelist, »
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: “The Greatest Event in Television History,” Adam Scott’s lampooning of TV shows that time often forgets, premiered Thursday night on Adult Swim with a send up of the 1980s sitcom “Too Close for Comfort.”
Past iterations of Scott’s reenactments have focused on shows “Simon & Simon” (in which Scott co-starred with Jon Hamm) and “Hart to Hart” (where Scott is joined by his “Parks and Recreation” wife, Amy Poehler). But don’t worry if you can’t recall the actual TV show “Too Close for Comfort” — when asked for comment on this story, Variety TV critic Brian Lowry responded that, while he never watched the show, he thinks his mother did. »
- Whitney Friedlander
One thing Adam Scott is making sure we're all completely aware of: Opening credits sequences from the 1980s are pretty awesome. For the third installment of his Adult Swim project, The Greatest Event in Television History, he and a few pals took on the grandiose challenge of faithfully re-creating the opening credits sequence of the 1980 to 1986 Ted Knight sitcom Too Close for Comfort. Scott's previous stabs at mock-perfect apery included the 1981 to 1989 detective series Simon & Simon, with Jon Hamm and Scott inhabiting the roles of the titular brothers, and Hart to Hart, in which he and Amy Poehler (with Horatio Sanz!) sent up the gooey 1979 to 1984 Robert Wagner–Stefanie Powers mystery/romcom mash-up. With a fourth re-enactment on the docket for January 23, 2014, we wanted to offer our assistance in setting Scott's course for adventure and his mind on a new romance. No, not »
- Josef Adalian,John Sellers
Getting an early jump on creating another Greatest Event In Television History, thereby negating the previous Greatest Event after a mere five months, Adult Swim has confirmed a Nov. 7 airdate for Adam Scott’s latest special about hanging out with his cool famous friends and talking about ’80s TV. After shot-for-shot recreations of the opening credits to Simon & Simon and Hart To Hart with Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler, respectively, Scott will expand both his cast and his horizons for this third installment, bringing in Catherine O’Hara, Chelsea Peretti, Kathryn Hahn, and Jon Glaser for his first foray »
If you somehow managed to ignore its title and skip the first two episodes of the Adult Swim comedy series The Greatest Event in Television History, then don’t fret: You’re going to have another chance at greatness on Nov. 7 at midnight when part 3 premieres. Executive producer and costar Adam Scott called on pals Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler, respectively, for the first two episodes which document the hilarious behind-the-scenes birthing pains of the title event: shot-by-shot recreations of the opening sequences for the TV series Simon & Simon and Hart to Hart.
As with the run-ups to the previous installments, »
- Kerrie Mitchell
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More than 30 years after their show ended, the cast of "The Waltons" reunited on "Good Morning America," as part of the ongoing Entertainment Weekly reunion series that has already seen the casts of "Mystic Pizza" and "Hart to Hart" get back together to share some memories.
Al of the surviving members of the Walton family participated in the reunion, with Michael Learned (Olivia), Ralph Waite (John Sr.), Richard Thomas (John-Boy), Judy Norton Taylor (Mary Ellen), Jon Walmsley (Jason), Eric Scott (Ben), Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin), David W. Harper (Jim-Bob), and Kami Cotler (Elizabeth) appearing.
When asked about which current TV show is most like "The Waltons," the cast shows their sense of humor, likening their show to "Dexter" or "True Blood." Learned spoke highly of Thomas, as the show's lead at only 21 years old. "Somehow you carried the show at a very young age with »
Long before Robert Wagner donned his finest silk suit and Stefanie Powers teased her hair up to astronomical heights, the duo at the center of the ‘80s mystery series Hart to Hart met under very different circumstances.
EW’s special Hart to Hart correspondents Adam Scott and Amy Poehler sat down with Wagner and Powers, who shared the story of their first meeting — which came long before they starred in the 1979-1984 series (plus eight TV movies!) — while on the set of EW’s fourth annual Reunions Issue. Scott and Poehler — who recreated the show’s opening credits for Scott »
- Marc Snetiker
ABC’s frothy amateur detective drama Hart to Hart had plenty of fans during its five-season run — but nobody loves it more than Parks and Recreation stars Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. Earlier this year, these superfans painstakingly recreated Hart’s cheese-tastic opening credits sequence for Scott’s second Greatest Event in Television History special.
Watch Wagner and Powers reminisce about their killer chemistry and styling — Powers did her own hair! — in the video below, »
- Hillary Busis
When it came time to do host a "Hart to Hart" reunion interview, there truly were no one better to ask than Amy Poehler and Adam Scott. The "Parks and Recreation" stars teamed up to bring "Hart to Hart" back to life for a "Greatest Event in Television History" skit, so it made sense that they sit down with stars Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers for an Entertainment Weekly coordinated reunion.
"You two still kind of act like you're married, in a nice way," Poehler notes of the pair in an interview that aired on "Good Morning America."
Wagner, 83, says that the key to keeping Hart and Hart happy on screen was not causing them problems in their relationship. That meant no affairs and no children.
"We never got into any domestic squabbles," he says. "We fought very hard for that."
Powers adds that their characters were "two people who »
EW’s Hart to Hart reunion didn’t take place atop a moving train or inside a dastardly villain’s weather chamber. Instead, we brought the Harts — Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers — to the set of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, where they were interviewed by eager Hart to Hart superfans Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. (Scott and Poehler re-created the detective romance’s opening credits in the last installment of Scott’s occasional Adult Swim special, The Greatest Event in Television History.)
- Hillary Busis
Adam Scott is making a third go at "The Greatest Event in Television History." This time it seems like the skit will remake the opening of "Too Close for Comfort," but fans won't know for sure until it airs on Adult Swim on Nov. 7 at midnight.
Paul Scheer definitely isn't going to be the man to give the reveal away. Zap2it spoke with Scheer at a season finale event for "Ntsf:sd:suv::" and he addressed the "Too Close For Comfort" speculation by simply saying, "I can not confirm or deny that that is the one we're doing."
Like the previous two "Greatest Events," Scheer will be involved in this third go in some capacity. But he accidentally let it slip that more "Greatest Events" could be coming in the future. "Yes I'm involved in Part 3 -- and further ones," he says.
Thus far the "Greatest Event" event series has tackled »
Get excited, because Adam Scott is again trying to figure out "The Greatest Event in Television History." You know what they say: the third time's the charm.
The third installment in his "Greatest Event" series will air Nov. 7 on midnight at Adult Swim. Like the previous two, it seems likely that Scott will recreate an opening credits scene from a famous television show intro. But which one? Thus far all we have is one hint: an orange couch on a set.
Here were Zap2it's other guesses for which show's couch it could be.
It might not match with the "Hart to Hart" and "Simon & Simon" theme, but "Snick's" couch does look a whole lot like the one above. »
Adam Scott and Adult Swim are making another Greatest Event in Television History, following in the noble footsteps of 2012's shot-for-shot remake of the Simon and Simon opening (with Jon Hamm) and this year's Hart to Hart opening (with Amy Poehler). What will the new installment re-create? This couch is our only clue.It's not the couch from Central Perk on Friends — that orange couch was tufted, for starters. It's not the orange couch from Snick; that couch had a higher back. And it's not the couch from The Simpsons, which has three buttons on it and no cushions. Also, those shows are all too new for TGEiTH treatment. This is the couch from Too Close for Comfort. This great event will air on November 7 at midnight. »
- Margaret Lyons
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Good afternoon, happy Friday and happy Pride Los Angeles!
Ilene Chaiken returns to television with The Black Box. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of the drama that centers on a neuroscientist named Elizabeth Black. Chaiken will serve as showrunner and one of the executive producers. X-Men director Bryan Singer will also executive produce the series, which is set to premiere in January 2014.
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Nurse Jackie has been renewed by Showtime for a sixth season.
Olivia Munn graces the cover of July’s Flare magazine. »
- Bridget McManus
For Parks and Recreation fans missing Amy Poehler and Adam Scott, last night's Greatest Event in Television History was a perfect way to get a short dose of one of TV's cutest onscreen couples. Much of the show had Scott and Poehler playing total divas and frenemies, who ultimately come together to do a remake of the eighties TV show Hart to Hart. (Watch their version and the original side-by-side here.) Let's relive a few of our favorite moments in Gif form. Like this one below. Look at how their bodies are rubbing against each other!Fact: Even when Adam Scott and Amy Poehler are just bumping heads, it's still cuter than 99 percent of real TV kisses. The Greatest Event in Television History required some intense working out. Obviously. Look at all this fancy green-screen work! Peekaboo! »
- Lindsey Weber,Sarah Frank
The Walking Dead doesn’t return until this fall, but the team behind the gory AMC hit is already hard at work in the following Season 4 sneak peek.
The premiere will be penned by new showrunner Scott Gimple and directed by VFX mastermind Greg Nicotero, who promises “some great character turns and a lot of really good twists that will really delight the fans.”
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The season opener is “bigger than any script we’ve ever done before,” he adds.
Press Play to watch the preview, and then hit the comments with your thoughts. »
- Vlada Gelman
Prepare to be dazzled America. Adam Scott and Amy Poehler have teamed up for a $40 million, shot for shot remake of the opening credits to the 1970s' detective series "Hart to Hart." They're promising a production that dwarfs any previous attempts to recreate the show's fourth season opener and one that will stand as "the greatest event in television history." It's not the first time Scott has made this type of boast. Last year, he partnered with Jon Hamm to perform the main title sequence to another detective show, "Simon & Simon." »
- Brent Lang
Breaking news: Adam Scott and Jon Hamm’s shot-for-shot recreation of Simon & Simon’s opening credits sequence was not, in fact, the Greatest Event in Television History.
“How does an error this egregious happen?” wondered Jeff Probst — the host of 2012′s hyperbolic Adult Swim special — in a follow-up that aired last night. And while Probst couldn’t really answer that question, he could present a new video, one which “we’ve been absolutely assured is the Greatest Event in Television History”: a recreation of the opening title sequence from another classic ’80s TV series (Hart to Hart), this time »
- Hillary Busis
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