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Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Annie Potts found inspiration for the look of her character, Meemaw, on the hit CBS comedy “Young Sheldon” from one of the biggest guest stars she worked with on “Designing Women”: Dolly Parton. As she explains in our exclusive video interview (watch above), Connie Tucker may be a grandmother but she is not ready for a rocking chair just yet. She thinks the tough-talking Texan would have modeled herself on Parton who was starring in “Steel Magnolias” in 1989, the year that this prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” is set.

SEEEmmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history

To get a sense of who Meemaw was to Sheldon (played by Iain Armitage as a boy and Jim Parsons as a man), the actress binged on “Big Bang.” But as she explains, “all of that is just a departure point.” She does
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Every Show That Has Already Been Canceled in 2018

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After a stellar year full of exceptional TV shows, we almost forgot that we might have to say goodbye to a few of them in 2018. Now that we've reached April, networks have already "prestige" shows like One Mississippi, Damnation, and Lady Dynamite the ax. So far Amazon and Netflix are the biggest offenders, but series on networks like NBC and ABC aren't safe, either. Pour one out for the shows that have taken their last TV gasp ahead.

Related: 15 Shiny New Shows Coming to Netflix in 2018 ABC Once Upon a Time: The long-running fairy-tale series will wrap up after its current seventh season. The Mayor: Lea Michele starred in the brand new comedy about a hip-hop artist who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape, but it didn't make it past its midseason break. Amazon Mozart in the Jungle: Despite picking up two Golden Globes
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Veteran ‘Criminal Minds’, Comedies ‘Life In Pieces’ & ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Among Series Left In Limbo After CBS Renewals

CBS today renewed 11 more series, seven of them scripted, all of them dramas. So far, CBS has picked up 10 dramas for next season — all but one fully owned by the network — and only 3 comedies, Chuck Lorre’s The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and Mom. None of the remaining series are considered sure things for renewal. Criminal Minds once again faces uncertainty as it is heading into its 14th season finale tonight. The veteran crime drama’s renewal usually comes down to…
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Eric and Kim Tannenbaum Exit CBS TV Studios for Lionsgate Overall Deal (Exclusive)

Prolific producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum are leaving broadcast's studio system.

The married producing duo have exited their deal with CBS Television Studios, their home of nearly a decade, for a first-look, overall pact with studio Lionsgate Television. Sources say the duo's deal with the studio was up and the split was amicable.

Under the pact, the Tannenbaums will create scripted programming through their Tannenbaum Co. banner.

The Tannenbaums first arrived at CBS Television Studios in 2010, signing a three-year overall deal with CBS' studio counterpart. Under the agreement, they executive produced network hits including Chuck Lorre's Two and a...
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'Big Bang Theory' Enlists Mark Hamill, Kathy Bates for Wedding-Themed Season Finale

CBS' The Big Bang Theory is creating an impressive guest list for its wedding-themed season 11 finale.

The May 11 season-ender will focus on the marriage between Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) and feature a roster of new and returning faces to the nerdy comedy from Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Molaro.

Newcomers set to be in attendance for the nuptials include Star Wars favorite Mark Hamill, frequent Lorre collaborator Kathy Bates, Lauren Lapkus, the previously announced Jerry O'Connell and comedian Teller. It's unclear if Hamill...
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“Mom” Renewed for Season 6. Will The Show Bring on More Female Directors?

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We haven’t seen the last of Christy and Bonnie Plunkett. The mother-daughter duo are set to return for a sixth season on “Mom,” The Hollywood reporter confirms. Anna Farris and recent Oscar winner Allison Janney topline the CBS sitcom, which recently wrapped filming on its fifth season.

Farris plays Christy, a single mom who moves to Napa, California to start over with her two children. Still working on addressing her past of drug and alcohol abuse, she lands a job as a waitress and attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Bonnie, who is portrayed by Janney, is also a recovering addict. Janney’s taken home two Emmy Awards for her role on the series, which just celebrated its 100th episode.

“‘Mom’ has been a linchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said Sunday in a statement. “It’s a fearless series that tackles
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‘Mom’ Renewed for Season Six at CBS

CBS has renewed comedy series “Mom” for a sixth season.

The comedy starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney has logged solid numbers during its fifth season in the 9 p.m. Thursday slot behind “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.” “Mom” hails from Warner Bros. TV and Chuck Lorre Prods. News of the renewal was revealed Saturday night at the series’ wrap party.

“’Mom’ has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large,
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‘Mom’ Renewed For Season 6; All 3 Chuck Lorre CBS Comedies Set To Return Next Season

‘Mom’ Renewed For Season 6; All 3 Chuck Lorre CBS Comedies Set To Return Next Season
CBS has renewed praised comedy series Mom for a sixth season. The pickup makes it a clean sweet for top comedy producer Chuck Lorre, with all three of his CBS shows already renewed for next season five weeks before the May upfronts. Mom joins veteran The Big Bang Theory, which will be headed into its 12th season, and hot newcomer, Big Bang spinoff Young Sheldon, which was renewed for Season 2. As Lorre often does on his series, word is that he delivered the news of Mom‘s…
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'Mom' Renewed for Season 6 at CBS

Chuck Lorre will keep his CBS trifecta going for the 2018-19 season.

The network has renewed the Lorre-produced comedy Mom for a sixth season. The official pickup comes hours after the cast, including stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney, was informed of the renewal Saturday night at the season-five wrap party.

"Mom has been a linchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said Sunday in a statement. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large, loyal audience has followed. With gifted talents like Anna and...
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Mom Renewed for Season 6 at CBS

No surprise here: CBS has renewed Mom for a sixth season, TVLine has learned.

Mom is the fourth show from the Eye Network’s Thursday night lineup to receive the go-ahead for the 2018-19 season, following early renewals for The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and S.W.A.T. Still no word on Mom lead-out Life in Pieces.

“Mom has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large, loyal audience has followed.
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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Bosses Preview a Season Finale Wedding

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Bosses Preview a Season Finale Wedding
The cast and executive producers of “The Big Bang Theory” shared what fans of the show can expect from the show’s season 11 finale and also reminisced about their favorite moments on set at the Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest panel for the long-running CBS series on Wednesday.

Executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland and Bill Prady shared that the season finale — which they admitted they have yet to write — will feature a wedding between Jim Parsons’s character Sheldon Cooper and Mayim Bialik’s Amy Farrah Fowler. The writers announced that Laurie Metcalf will return for
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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Sets Jerry O’Connell To Play Sheldon’s Brother – PaleyFest

During the Big Bang Theory panel at PaleyFest, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Kunal Nayyar were joined on stage by show producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, and Bill Prady. The cast and producers talked about the forthcoming Bill Gates episode and remembering Stephen Hawking, who made a cameo on the show. But one of the biggest reveals of the night was the addition of Jerry O’Connell to the cast as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie whose younger…
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'The Big Bang Theory' Adds Jerry O'Connell as Sheldon's Brother

A central character from Big Bang Theory prequel is growing up and moving to the flagship this season.

The Big Bang Theory has enlisted Jerry O’Connell to play Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) adult older brother Georgie, producers announced Wednesday night at PaleyFest in Los Angeles.

As Big Bang diehards know, Georgie is one of the central players in CBS' Young Sheldon, the prequel comedy from exec producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Jim Parsons. O'Connell will take over the role currently played on Young Sheldon by Montana Jordan. The present-day version of Georgie appear on the mothership during a May episode for...
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Kathy Bates Returning for 'American Horror Story' Season 8

After sitting out last season, Kathy Bates is getting back in the American Horror Story game.

The Oscar-winning actress will co-star in the forthcoming season of Ryan Murphy's FX anthology series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She joins Murphy's leading duo Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters

Bates joined Murphy's series in its third cycle, appearing consistently in the Coven, Freak Show, Hotel and Roanoke installments. During last season's Cult, however, she instead launched her own show on Netflix, the pot comedy Disjointed from Chuck Lorre

Netflix opted not to renew Disjointed for a second season, leaving Bates free to...
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American Horror Story Season 8 is Bringing Back Kathy Bates

American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy just announced that Kathy Bates will return to the long-running horror anthology for season 8, which is expected to premiere this September on FX.

Bates bowed out of last year’s installment in order to focus on the ill-fated stoner comedy Disjointed. Now that the poorly-received Chuck Lorre production has officially been canceled by Netflix, the veteran actress is free to return to the freaky FX franchise.
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Disjointed: Cast and Crew Comment on Netflix Cancellation

As we reported earlier, Netflix has cancelled Disjointed. Now, the cast and crew are sharing their thoughts on the TV series' cancellation.From Chuck Lorre, the comedy centers on Ruth (Kathy Bates), the proud proprietor of a Los Angeles-area marijuana dispensary. The cast also includes Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Ho, Chris Redd, Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Betsy Sodero, Nicole Sullivan, Michael Trucco, and Mae Harrington.Read More…
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Netflix cancels Disjointed after one season

The Kathy Bates-headlined cannabis comedy Disjointed has been cancelled by Netflix, with the streaming service opting not to renew the workplace sitcom for a second season.

The show sees Bates starring as a lifelong advocate for the legalisation of cannabis who is finally living her dream as the owner of a Los Angeles pot dispensary. Also featuring in the cast are Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Tone Bell, Elizabeth Ho, Dougie Baldwin, Chris Redd, and Betsy Sodaro.

As Deadline notes, this is only the second comedy series from producer Chuck Lorre to last for just a single season after 1992’s Frannie’s Turn. The show originally received a 20-episode straight-to-series order from Netflix, with the second batch of episodes arriving on the streaming platform this past January.

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Disjointed: Cancelled by Netflix; No Season Two for Kathy Bates' Pot Comedy

Disjointed has been discontinued. Deadline reports Netflix has cancelled the TV show after only one season.From Chuck Lorre, the comedy centers on Ruth (Kathy Bates), the proud proprietor of a Los Angeles-area marijuana dispensary. The cast also includes Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Ho, Chris Redd, Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Betsy Sodero, Nicole Sullivan, Michael Trucco, and Mae Harrington.Read More…
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‘Disjointed’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season

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Netflix has canceled the Chuck Lorre pot comedy “Disjointed” after one two-part season. The multi-camera comedy starring Kathy Bates as the owner of a marijuana dispensary was first picked up by the streamer with a 20-episode order, the second half of which was released in January. Co-written and executive produced by Lorre and “The Daily Show” alum David Javerbaum, the series centered on a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary, along with her three “budtenders,” her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. Also Read: Netflix Brings Kathy Bates, All...
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‘Disjointed’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

‘Disjointed’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix
“Disjointed” has been canceled after one season at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

The multi-camera comedy series starred Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. The series also starred Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Tone Bell, Elizabeth Ho, Dougie Baldwin, Chris Redd, Betsy Sodaro, Nicole Sullivan, and Michael Trucco.

The show received a 20-episode first season order at the streamer in 2016, with the first half of the season debuting this past August and the second half premiering in January. Chuck Lorre and “Daily Show” alum David Javerbaum served as writers and executive producers on the series, with Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television producing. Lorre is also prepping the single-camera comedy series “The Kominsky Method” at Netflix, which will star Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. He is currently
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