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Exclusive Photo: TV Icon Carol Burnett at the Chicago Theatre

Chicago – She’s so glad we had this time together. Carol Burnett, who practically is the history of show business in one career, recently appeared at the Chicago Theatre with her show “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” which was a career overview and audience Q&A… just like she had done on her classic TV show.

Carol Creighton Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas, but eventually moved to Hollywood to be raised by her grandmother when her parents separated. She graduated from Hollywood High School, and went to college at UCLA, studying to be a playwright but also loving to perform. She left college her junior year to move to New York City, and a year later put on a revue show from the actor’s boarding house where she was staying, which launched her professional career.

Carol Burnett at the Chicago Theatre, June 12th, 2018

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L.A. Screenings: 'Manifest,' 'A Million Little Things' Sell to Rogers Media

Canada's Rogers Media has unveiled its Los Angeles Screenings new series buys, led by pickups of NBC's James Roday and David Giuntoli dramedy A Million Little Things and the mystery thriller Manifest.

Rogers also bought reboots during its Hollywood shopping expedition, namely CBS' Murphy Brown and Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone. And City nabbed the second season of Fox's Marvel drama The Gifted after the first season ran on top-rated CTV, The Cool Kids, which stars David and Vicki Lawrence on Fox, and ABC's Single Parents for Wednesday nights.

As Rogers did its usual package buying with 20th Century Fox via ...
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Carol Burnett Is Still Taking on New Projects at Age 85: "It Doesn't Feel Like Work!"

Comedy legend Carol Burnett doesn’t like to hear no, especially when it comes from a TV studio telling her not to be funny. “When I got my own show, CBS didn’t want me to do [a comedy review],” she recalled on May 19 as she received a Peabody Award in NYC. “They said, ‘No, no, no, Carol, no. Comedy is a man’s game! It’s Caesar, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin. It’s just not for you gals.’” But as Carol explained with an explosive “Ha!” she had a contract that let her “push that button” and choose the type of show she wanted todo. “Well, all I can say is, I am so happy I pushed that button!” So are her legions of fans. And since The Carol Burnett Show premiered in 1967, she’s proven to be unstoppable. “I still go on the road and do my one-woman Q&A show,
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Fox 2018-2019 Programming Slate Revealed

On Monday, Fox unveiled the network's primetime slate for the 2018-2019 television season during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

"This year, we launched four of the Top 10 new shows on broadcast, which led to a very strong roster of young series returning for their sophomore seasons. That gives us tremendous momentum heading into the fall," said Newman and Walden. "With our increased investment in football, we're going to use the powerful platform of the NFL to launch our new comedies. We'll then take some big swings with dramas at midseason, which is a proven strategy for Fox."

The new comedies joining the lineup this fall are Rel and The Cool Kids. Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living in Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair, and must rebuild
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The Cool Kids Trailer: Fox Canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine for This?

The Cool Kids is a new Fox comedy series that will be airing out of Last Man Standing on Friday nights, and we have to admit, it does not look great.

Trailers are generally the best showcase of a show's quality because the promotional team includes all of the best bits to get potential viewers excited for the full series.

At first glance, the set-up is great, but the trailer was laugh-challenged.

Here's the logline:

Three guy friends in a retirement community are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community – a female rebel who’s ready to challenge their place. It’s high school with seventysomethings.

The cast includes Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan, so there's no question about whether the cast has great comedy timing.

They're all seasoned veterans, but we can't say
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Fox Announces New Shows for the Fall

  • Cinelinx
When one door closes, another one opens. That's in the case in life and in TV. When one show gets cancelled a new show gets greenlit. Here are the shows Fox hopes you get excited for.

First show up is a comedy called Rel. Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living in Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair, and must rebuild his life as a single father, following his divorce. The comedy also stars Sinbad, Jess “Hilarious” Moore (“Wild ’N Out”) and Jordan L. Jones.

Next up another comedy, The Cool Kids, is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose? The
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Fox Reveals New Primetime Schedule For 2018-2019 Season

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, have unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2018-2019 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

“This year, we launched four of the Top 10 new shows on broadcast, which led to a very strong roster of young series returning for their sophomore seasons. That gives us tremendous momentum heading into the fall,” said Newman and Walden. “With our increased investment in football, we’re going to use the powerful platform of the NFL to launch our new comedies. We’ll then take some big swings with dramas at midseason, which is a proven strategy for Fox.”

The new comedies joining the lineup this fall are Rel and The Cool Kids. Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living in Chicago,
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Fox Trailers: Our Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Last Man Standing Revival, Rel, Proven Innocent and More New Shows

Fox has unveiled its fall 2018 schedule, along with previews for its upcoming series, including the return of Last Man Standing and new fare like studio-audience sitcoms The Cool Kids and Rel, and legal drama Proven Innocent.

Here at TVLine, we immediately jumped at the chance to screen each trailer — all of which are available here — and we’re ready to divulge our totally unfiltered, brutally honest snap judgments.

Below, Michael Ausiello, Matt Mitovich, Kimberly Roots, Andy Swift, Dave Nemetz, Vlada Gelman, Ryan Schwartz and Rebecca Iannucci share their gut reactions to each new series based on the first footage released by the network,
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Fox Fall 2018-2019 Trailers: ‘Cool Kids,’ ‘Rel,’ ‘Last Man Standing’ (Watch)

Fox has released the first trailers for their upcoming fall shows following the release of their 2018-2019 fall schedule on Monday.

Of the trailers released today, comedies “The Cool Kids,” “Rel” and a resurrected “Last Man Standing” will debut this fall. Dramas “The Passage” and “Proven Innocent,” along with a new installment of “Cosmos,” will bow at midseason.

Watch the trailers and read the official series descriptions below.

Rel”–Sundays at 9:30 pm Et

Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living in Chicago, who finds
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‘The Cool Kids,’ ‘Rel’ and ‘The Passage': Watch Trailers for Fox’s New Fall TV Shows (Video)

Fox has begun releasing the first trailers for its fall TV shows, including the Mark-Paul Gosselaar-led sci-fi series “The Passage” and the multi-camera comedy “Rel,” based on the life of “Get Out” star Lil Rel Howrey.

Also check out the first trailer for the retirement-community comedy “The Cool Kids” from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Charlie Day, the Rachelle Lefevre-led legal drama “Proven Innocent,” Fox’s revival of “Last Man Standing” and the new season of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos.”

See Fox’s full fall schedule here.

The Passage

Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, “The Passage” focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte
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Watch Fox Trailers for Vampire Drama The Passage, The Cool Kids and More

Along with announcing its fall 2018 lineup, Fox on Monday unveiled sneak peeks of its new shows, including The Passage, a new vampire drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and The Cool Kids, a geriatric sitcom starring Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan.

Also among the previews released: Sunday night sitcom Rel, starring Get Out scene-stealer Lil Rel Howery, and midseason entry Proven Innocent, a legal drama starring Under the Dome‘s Rachelle Lefevre.

Watch the trailers in their entirety below:

The Cool Kids (Friday at 8:30/7:30c)

Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Midseason)

Last Man Standing (Friday at 8/7c
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Fox Chiefs Talk ‘Last Man Standing,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘Roseanne’ Effect

Fox Chiefs Talk ‘Last Man Standing,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘Roseanne’ Effect
The blockbuster success of “Roseanne” was not the decisive factor in Fox’s decision to revive Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” but it certainly didn’t hurt.

Fox had wanted to rescue “Last Man” last year when it was unexpectedly axed by ABC. But the network didn’t have an ideal time slot available or a good companion show for the multi-camera series from its sibling 20th Century Fox TV studio. This year, the timing for “Last Man” was perfect as Fox sought broad meat-and-potatoes comedies to land on Friday to take advantage of the promotional platform offered by another newcomer to its schedule,
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‘Lucifer’ Canceled, ‘The X-Files’ Won’t Be Back, But More ‘Prison Break’ and ’24’ Reboots in the Works: Fox Execs Explain All

‘Lucifer’ Canceled, ‘The X-Files’ Won’t Be Back, But More ‘Prison Break’ and ’24’ Reboots in the Works: Fox Execs Explain All
The X-Files” have been closed again — at least for now. Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn confirmed on Monday that there are no plans to do another season at the moment.

The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as star Gillian Anderson has previously said she was saying farewell to the show. On the “Prison Break” front, Fox is moving forward on another revival, although that is still “in the early stages of development. We’re focusing on getting the next iteration right.” There’s no immediate announcement. Ditto “24,” as executive producer Howard Gordon is developing new ideas, including one with original creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran.

As for the decision to cancel “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said the decision was “based on a variety of factors,” including the fact that the addition of Thursday Night Football limited their shelf space, “and we didn
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‘New Fox’ Takes Shape as Football, Mainstream Comedy, and Procedural Dramas Take Over

Everything old is New Fox again. As the network prepares to transform into something slightly different in the coming years, hints about what a streamlined Fox might look like once 21st Century Fox sells its production assets are starting to emerge.

Perhaps the most glaring example of that has taken place in the past week, as Fox axed critically acclaimed but low-rated fare including the comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “The Mick,” and “The Last Man on Earth.”

None of those cancellations came as a huge surprise, as these shows were all “on the bubble” — TV parlance for shows in danger of not being renewed.

But the swift decision to get rid of all three at once did trigger a bit of a shock, and sent a message to both the industry and fans: The Fox once known as the renegade home for edgy, unconventional fare has been shifting for some time into the mainstream,
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The Cool Kids: Fox Picks Up Retirement Community Comedy with Vicki Lawrence (Carol Burnett Show)

Move over, boys. Fox has ordered The Cool Kids TV show to series. The comedy comes from creators Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom. Kevin Abbott will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Day and Nick Frenkel. Fruchbom is a co-executive producer on the new series. A Fox sitcom, The Cool Kids stars Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier, and Leslie Jordan. The story unfolds in a retirement home, where Charlie (Mull), Hank (Grier), and Sid (Jordan), have enjoyed their status as "cool kids." Now that Margaret (Lawrence) has moved in, that all may change. Read More…
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, & The Mick Canceled At Fox

It is a dark day for comedy lovers, as Fox announces the cancelation of three sitcoms, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, and The Mick. The news comes just a few days before the network readies its fall 2018 schedule for its uprfont presentation on May 14. The network has been making a number of moves in the last few days, ordering two new dramas with The Passage and Proven Innocent, as well as another comedy with The Cool Kids, starring David Allen Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence, and Leslie Jordan.
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Fox Orders ‘Proven Innocent,’ ‘The Cool Kids’ to Series

Fox has ordered David Elliot and Danny Strong’s drama project and comedy “The Cool Kids” to series.

Formerly titled “Infamy,” “Proven Innocent” is a legal drama set in an wrongful conviction firm. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty. Our lead’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity.
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Fox Orders Comedy The Cool Kids, Drama Proven Innocent to Series

Fox is adding a pair of shows to next season’s lineup, handing series orders to old-folks comedy The Cool Kids and legal drama Proven Innocent, TVLine has learned.

The Cool Kids — co-written by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom (Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television) — is set in a retirement community where a female rebel (Vicki Lawrence) shakes up the status quo set by three guy friends (Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan). Day will serve as an executive producer, with Kevin Abbott (Last Man Standing) taking over as showrunner.

Proven
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CBS Nabs Digital Multicast Rights to ‘The Carol Burnett Show’

CBS Television Distribution has acquired digital multicast rights to “The Carol Burnett Show.”

CBS set the deal directly with Burnett, who controls the library of the variety show that aired on CBS from 1967 to 1978.

The Carol Burnett Show” is among the most renowned series in TV history, thanks to Burnett’s enduring appeal and the talents of her sketch troupe that included Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. CBS aired a 50th anniversary “Carol Burnett” special in December that raked in more than 17 million viewers.

“I’m thrilled to be back home at CBS, and I’m so happy that future generations will be able to see and enjoy the fun we had in those 11 wonderful years,” Burnett said.

Ctd will shop more than 276 hours of “Carol Burnett” to digital multicast channels that specialize in vintage TV, such as Tribune’s Antenna TV and Weigel Broadcasting’s Me TV. Ctd noted that
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NCIS Los Angeles Season 9’s New Episodes 10 & 12 Are Getting Delayed

  • OnTheFlix
Hey, "NCIS: Los Angeles" fans. Unfortunately, we've got a bit of bad news that we have to share with you guys. It turns out that your favorite show is about to hit its first break in the schedule. That means the next, new episode 10 will be missing in action this Sunday night,December 3,2017. But, don't worry because the show is scheduled to come right back the following week with the new episode 10. So, be sure to mark the Sunday, December 10,2017 date down on your TV show calendars. It's a very important date. It's currently unclear why the show is taking a break on December 3rd. It could be due to scheduling versus the amount of episodes they need to air this season. Often times , there are a lot of breaks with a TV show when the episode order count isn't that large because it leaves a lot of open weeks to fill before May.
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