10 items from 2012
Reinhold Weege, creator of the memorably quirky 1980s sitcom Night Court, has died. Weege was 62 and died of natural causes at his home in La Jolla. Weege also worked on Barney Miller, Mash, Park Place and on Fish, a short-lived spinoff of Barney Miller. He grew up in the Chicago area and worked as a newspaper reporter before breaking into TV on Barney Miller where he got his first Emmy nomination as a member of the production team in 1979. Populated by an assortment of oddballs, Night Court became a staple of NBC’s schedule from 1984 through 1990, part of the network’s powerhouse Thursday primetime lineup that included The Cosby Show, Family Ties and Cheers. The Warner Bros series also launched the careers of Harry Anderson, John Larroquette and Richard Moll. Nominated for multiple production and acting Emmys, the show brought Larroquette four consecutive Emmys for comedy supporting actor from 1985 through »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Emmy-winning actor John Larroquette has joined the cast of NBC's 2013 drama Infamous. The 64-year-old will appear in 7 of the show's initial 13 episodes, according to Deadline. Larroquette - known for roles on Boston Legal and his sitcom The John Larroquette Show - will play Dwight Haverstock, a Us senator with a dark past. The actor won Emmys for his performances on Night Court and The Practice, while his recent credits include guest stints on CSI: NY and Chuck. Infamous stars Meagan Good as a detective who (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
The Newsroom actress has landed a multi-ep arc in Season 2 of the Fox comedy, Deadline reports. She’ll play Nick’s sexy new love interest, who is described as earthy and charming. And, Schmidt’s inevitable antics aside, she has no trouble holding her own within the group.
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- Megan Masters
Exclusive: Five-time Emmy winner John Larroquette has signed on for a heavily recurring role (seven out of 13 episodes) on the NBC midseason drama Infamous. It is an opulent soap in which a female detective (Meagan Good) returns undercover to the wealthy and troubled Bowers family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of notorious heiress Vivian, who was once her closest friend. Larroquette will play Sen. Dwight Haverstock, a powerful politician who has a dark history with the family. The estranged best friend of Robert Bowers (Victor Garber), Haverstock is unpredictable with extreme appetites and big secrets. Larroquette, a Tony winner for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, recently wrapped Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on Broadway. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Cast of his political play The Best Man, currently playing on Broadway, dedicate next week of performances to novelist and playwright, who died this week
Broadway theatres are to dim their lights on 3 August in memory of Gore Vidal, who died this week aged 86, and the cast of his play The Best Man, currently on at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, will dedicate the next week of performances to his memory.
The Broadway League said the lights would be dimmed for one minute at 8pm. Executive director Charlotte St Martin called Vidal's work both "timely and timeless".
The second revival of The Best Man opened in April to strong reviews, whith a stellar cast that included James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Michael McKean and Kerry Butler. The show currently stars Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Mark Blum and Elizabeth Ashley, in addition to Larroquette and Jones. »
The Community family is going to be growing in Season 4.
Though to date we’ve never met the guy, Jeff’s deadbeat dad has maintained a serious presence on the NBC comedy. (Heck, Britta’s even pretended to be him.) But now, sources confirm to TVLine that the series will at last introduce the absent elder Winger in the upcoming season.
Since the source of Jeff’s daddy issues has yet to be cast, allow us to get the ball rolling. Take a look at our short list below, Armchair Casting Directors, then fill the comments with your suggestions on »
- Kimberly Roots
The Commentary Commentary you are about to read is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths. Okay, not really, but there’s certainly a fair amount of slashing and running and screaming in the woods. This week we’re covering The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and everything director Tobe Hooper had to say about the production along with director of photography Daniel Pearl and Leatherface himself, Gunnar Hansen. We chose The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, because Total Recall last week left us for something a little more happy-go-lucky, something that isn’t riddled with copious amounts of blood and body parts being ripped off. Shockingly, there’s a ton more of that stuff in the Arnold movie than here, but it’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that makes you want to cleanse yourself after. The movie, for the lack of shown blood it has, does »
- Jeremy Kirk
In the revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," the Schoenfeld Theatre is decked out in red, white and blue bunting as the audience watches the behind-the-scenes maneuvering at a 1960 presidential convention in a Philadelphia hotel.
Though it is not said which party this is -- or if it is, it is certainly not stressed -- it does not matter. What matters is politics.
The play, which was also a 1964 movie, revolves around what could be a brokered convention. Former Secretary of State William Russell (Larroquette, a Tony winner last season for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," TV's "Night Court") is running against Sen. Joseph Cantwell (McCormack, TV's "Will & Grace"). Russell is an intellectual who quotes Bertrand Russell, »
However, the actor is desperate to revive Peter Morgan's play Frost/Nixon, which became an Oscar-nominated 2008 movie starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella, and he wants Larroquette to play former U.S. President Richard Nixon to his interviewer David Frost.
McCormack reveals he thought of the idea while on stage with Larroquette and has already approached him about the collaboration.
He tells Vulture.com, "I actually had... (a) crazy thing happen last night: I was sitting onstage deep in character opposite John and all of a sudden thought, 'We should do Frost/Nixon together!' Wouldn't Larroquette be a great Nixon? We have so much fun in that scene (in The Best Man), just sitting on couches talking to each other. I mentioned it to him backstage and he said, 'Jesus, that's a great idea!' I love that kind of thing." »
"I am the lucky one who gets to come up and pick up this beautiful golden girl," Betty White beamed the very last time she last took the stage at the Primetime Emmy Awards ... way back in 1986. old "Hot in Cleveland" star. In the 25 years since White's last major triumph, the veteran actress did collect two other Emmys, but those came in the Guest Comedy Actress races that are handed out at the Creative Arts show instead of at the main Primetime ceremony: "The John Larroquette Show" (1996) and "Saturday Night Live" (2010). Prior to that 1986 lead win, White won twice for her supporting work on &qu »
10 items from 2012
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