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15 items from 2017


Battle of the Network Stars Review: Reviving Nostalgia Is No Field Day

29 June 2017 7:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It was some fun, and of course games, as ABC revived the Battle of the Network Stars competition on Thursday night.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Extreme Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

The inaugural edition of the reboot pitted a “TV Sitcoms” team (populated by Fuller House‘s Dave Coulier, Roseanne‘s Tom ArnoldThe 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 FieldsBlossom‘s Joey Lawrence, High School Musical‘s Corbin Bleu, »

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Goodbye, 'The Leftovers': How HBO's Show Went From Good to Canon-Worthy Great

5 June 2017 8:24 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Leftovers began as a portrait of a small New York town tearing itself apart after a national tragedy. It ended with a final season that revolved, in large part, around an international scientific conspiracy involving Cousin Larry from Perfect Strangers. And over the course of getting from bereaved jus' folks to Mark Linn-Baker, Damon Lindelof's mediation on mourning in America became one of the most moving and thrilling television dramas of the young century.

How the hell did that happen?

It's hard to believe now, after the merry »

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The Leftovers Boss Damon Lindelof and Star Carrie Coon Defend Nora's Unspeakable Act of Cruelty

7 May 2017 6:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nora Durst, how could you?

In Sunday’s The Leftovers, Carrie Coon’s wounded yet resilient heroine embarked on something of a wild goose chase in search of her Departed husband and children, completely icing out current love Kevin (Justin Theroux) in the process (read full episode recap here).

As a longtime acolyte of the Kevin-Nora relationship, it was difficult to sit back and watch her emotionally and physically detach from her life partner (and, as far as I’m concerned, soul mate) as she pursued this Mark Linn-Baker-fueled fantasy. Intellectually, I (mostly) understood why she needed to untether herself from Kevin. »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, Fuller House, Good Fight, Big Bang, Supernatural, Once and More

26 April 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m having Walking Dead withdrawal already. Help! —Nick

Ausiello: Help is on the way, Nick — literally. Ahead of Season 8’s Saviors/Scavengers-vs.-Alexandria/Hilltop/Kingdom war, AMC’s monster smash is casting two new recurring good guys: Dillon, a sexy, blue-collar twentysomething whose survival skills include sarcasm, and Abbud, an innately likable Muslim American whose nerves are, let’s say, jangled, because he’s flown solo for too long in zombieland. Of the pair, the former »

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When Breaking Bad Meets Perfect Strangers: A Mashup

25 April 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Ever since I posted that article talking about Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker reuniting for the first time in 25 years, I cannot get the Perfect Strangers theme song out of my head.  So far I’m not sick of it yet, as in I kind of like that it’s in my head.  But it’s only a matter of time before “standing tall, on the wings of my dreams” starts to get to me.  However, until I get to that point, I’m just singing away in my office here. I have a feeling that other Perfect Strangers fans out there are

When Breaking Bad Meets Perfect Strangers: A Mashup »

- Nat Berman

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‘The Leftovers’ Offers Up a ‘Perfect Strangers’ Homage in a Stunning Nora-Centric Episode (Spoilers)

23 April 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched season three, episode two of “The Leftovers,” titled “Don’t Be Ridiculous.” 

Of all the things one might expected of “The Leftovers,” no one could have predicted a tragic homage to “Perfect Strangers,” the 1986-1993 sitcom. It’s so telling of the grace of “The Leftovers” is so aware that it is a television show — and more precisely, that it is aware of the sometimes terribly banal distance between television shows and real life.

Perfect Strangers” and Mark Linn-Baker have been mentioned in “The Leftovers” before — in the world of “The Leftovers,” star Linn-Baker is the only one of the four regular leads not to have disappeared on October 14. For a while, the world thought all four had disappeared. But in the Season 2 premiere, a news item on a tabloid show is that Linn-Baker faked his own disappearance to start over — kind of — in Chihuahua, Mexico »

- Sonia Saraiya

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The Leftovers Recap: Nothing's Gonna Stop Her Now (It's Her Life)

23 April 2017 7:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I think I’m going crazy,” Nora admitted in Sunday’s (as-usual) intriguing episode of The Leftovers. And by the time the hour was through, you might have felt like you were starting to lose it, too. For, although we got some big answers — about, for instance, what happened to Lily and what Mark-Linn Baker has been up to since “departing” — we were left with some even bigger questions. Such as? Read on…

RelatedThe Leftovers Boss Talks ‘Ridiculous, Exhilarating’ Perfect Strangers Homage

‘Can’T You Give A Man A Little Grace?’ | As “Don’t Be Ridiculous” began, the infamous »

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‘The Leftovers’: How The Producers Enlisted a ‘Perfect Stranger’ For Season 3’s Most Important Scene

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: This piece contains spoilers for “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Mark Linn-Baker started watching “The Leftovers” because he was in it — though he didn’t know why.

Before the first season of the HBO drama began airing, the veteran actor got a call from his agents informing him that the show wanted to use clips from “Perfect Strangers,” the classic 1980s sitcom he starred in from 1986-1993. However, they didn’t provide any context.

“So that first season, I was watching, because I was curious what this show was,” Linn-Baker told IndieWire via phone. And his attention was definitely rewarded by the supernatural drama, which wonders what would happen to the world if two percent of the population just suddenly vanished.

“It was a fascinating show,” Linn-Baker said. “Extremely well-produced, extremely upsetting — in a good way! Very engaging, and extremely imaginative.”

One of the first season’s most imaginative conceits: That the entire cast of “Perfect Strangers” was included in the Great Departure. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Leftovers’: How The Producers Enlisted a ‘Perfect Stranger’ For Season 3’s Most Important Scene

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: This piece contains spoilers for “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Mark Linn-Baker started watching “The Leftovers” because he was in it — though he didn’t know why.

Before the first season of the HBO drama began airing, the veteran actor got a call from his agents informing him that the show wanted to use clips from “Perfect Strangers,” the classic 1980s sitcom he starred in from 1986-1993. However, they didn’t provide any context.

“So that first season, I was watching, because I was curious what this show was,” Linn-Baker told IndieWire via phone. And his attention was definitely rewarded by the supernatural drama, which wonders what would happen to the world if two percent of the population just suddenly vanished.

“It was a fascinating show,” Linn-Baker said. “Extremely well-produced, extremely upsetting — in a good way! Very engaging, and extremely imaginative.”

One of the first season’s most imaginative conceits: That the entire cast of “Perfect Strangers” was included in the Great Departure. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Leftovers’ Review: Episode 2 Redefines the Series as Carrie Coon Delivers an Astounding Solo Show — And Takes Control

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for the “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Immediate Reaction:

Another episode of “The Leftovers,” another mind-blowing last-second twist. After an episode spent entirely with Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), we took a trip to the Outback in the final minutes and watched a police officer named Kevin get drugged, tied up, and drowned by a group of women on horseback who are somehow connected to Kevin Sr. (Scott Glenn).

Now, it appears as clear as anything in “The Leftovers” can be that this was a case of mistaken identity: The women, led by the tremendously talented Lindsay Duncan, thought Australian Kevin was American Kevin (Justin Theroux). They believed he would rise from the dead, as Kevin has, but why they wanted him to briefly die and how they found out about him in the first place remain mysteries. Does Kevin Sr. know them? Did he have a copy of Matt’s book? Is this even the present day, »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Leftovers’ Review: Episode 2 Redefines the Series as Carrie Coon Delivers an Astounding Solo Show — And Takes Control

23 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for the “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 2, “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”]

Immediate Reaction:

Another episode of “The Leftovers,” another mind-blowing last-second twist. After an episode spent entirely with Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), we took a trip to the Outback in the final minutes and watched a police officer named Kevin get drugged, tied up, and drowned by a group of women on horseback who are somehow connected to Kevin Sr. (Scott Glenn).

Now, it appears as clear as anything in “The Leftovers” can be that this was a case of mistaken identity: The women, led by the tremendously talented Lindsay Duncan, thought Australian Kevin was American Kevin (Justin Theroux). They believed he would rise from the dead, as Kevin has, but why they wanted him to briefly die and how they found out about him in the first place remain mysteries. Does Kevin Sr. know them? Did he have a copy of Matt’s book? Is this even the present day, »

- Ben Travers

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The Leftovers Boss Talks 'Ridiculous, Exhilarating' Perfect Strangers Homage

23 April 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following story features spoilers from this week’s The Leftovers. Proceed at your own peril.

In Sunday’s The Leftovers, exec producer Damon Lindelof rekindled his love affair with Perfect Strangers in a big way (read full recap here). Not only did the auteur bring the ’80s sitcom’s star, Mark Linn-Baker, back for a (far meatier) encore, but he played the comedy’s iconic theme music over the opening credits (and then reimagined it again later in the hour during Nora’s road trip).

RelatedLost vs. The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof on the Joy of Plotting »

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Perfect Strangers Stars Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker Reunite For First Time in 25 Years

22 April 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

“We’re live with “Balki & Larry” from one of our favorite sitcoms from the ’80s and ’90s, Perfect Strangers! This is the first time they’ve had a reunion in 25 years.” Can you even imagine getting to be the radio host to utter those lines? I cannot believe how jealous I am.  But that’s exactly what happened yesterday as the Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn Baker stopped by 106.7 Lite FM to talk shop to Christine Nagy. The duo is reuniting for their first public appearance together since they starred as “Balki” & “Cousin Larry” and will be headlining the

Perfect Strangers Stars Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker Reunite For First Time in 25 Years »

- Nat Berman

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Horror Highlights: Talking With Chris Hardwick Guests, Larry Cohen Retrospective Screenings, Teenage Ghost Punk

31 March 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Chris Hardwick is truly the man with many talk shows! Soon, AMC will introduce viewers to Talking with Chris Hardwick, which premieres on Sunday, April 9th! The lineup of guests is pretty interesting and includes Bryan Cranston and Elijah Wood. Also: details on screenings of Larry Cohen's films at The Quad and release details for Teenage Ghost Punk.

Talking With Chris Hardwick's First Lineup of Guests Revealed: Press Release: "New York, NY – March 30, 2017 – AMC announced today an initial lineup of guests set to appear on “Talking with Chris Hardwick,” an extension of the #1 talk show on television, “Talking Dead.”  Guests include (not in air order): Michelle MonaghanCharlie HunnamConnie BrittonJustin TherouxBryan CranstonElijah WoodDamon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and the cast of “Silicon Valley.” Additional guests will be announced soon. “Talking with Chris Hardwick” premieres on Sunday, April 9 at 11:00 p.m. »

- Tamika Jones

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Jeanne Saint-Calbre, Former Actress and Talent Agent, Dies at 87

22 February 2017 8:33 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Jeanne Saint-Calbre, a former theatrical agent at Writers & Artists, has died. She was 87.

Saint-Calbre died Jan. 24 in Hossegor, France, according to Don Spradlin of Essential Talent Management.

At Writers & Artists (since acquired by Paradigm), Saint-Calbre represented actors including G.W. Bailey (The Closer), Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager), Michael Jeter (Evening Shade), Belita Moreno (George Lopez) and Perfect Strangers star Bronson Pinchot, who described her as "a mix between Snow White and Blanche DuBois."

Born Jeanne Elinor Smith in Memphis, Tenn., she spent her childhood in Jackson, Miss. »

- Mike Barnes

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