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The pre-taped bit opened with Che presenting an actual Emmy trophy to The Jeffersons‘ Marla Gibbs. “Your role as Florence the maid is the reason I got fired form every service job I had,” Che said, prompting Gibbs to deadpan, “Well thank you – I think.”
Other recipients included Jimmie Walker of Good Times, Kadeem Hardison of A Different World, Jaleel White of Family Matters and
Che began the taped segment — filmed at a coffee shop, where the Emmy co-host was seated with Superior Donuts star Jermaine Fowler — by presenting The Jeffersons star Marla Gibbs with an award. He also gave out Emmys, which he explained he "stole" from Bill Cosby, to A Different World's Kadeem Hardison, Martin's Tichina Arnold, Jimmie Walker from Good Times, The Wayans Bros. John Witherspoon and Jaleel White ...
Ross submitted the third episode of the season, “Elder Scam,” in which Rainbow worries about Zoey (Yara Shahidi) inviting her college classmate Aaron (Trevor Jackson) to stay over. Meanwhile, Andre (Anthony Anderson) worries about his mother Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) after she falls victim to a scam. Rainbow must juggle fretting about her daughter and managing her husband’s worry.
Will Ross win on her third try? Let’s examine the pros and cons.
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Six-time Comedy Actress winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) was not eligible this year as new episodes of her show will not air until 2019. So for the first time
When the New Yorker made his way to Hollywood with his own Friends offshoot, little did he know that 14 years later he would land on TVLine’s list of the worst TV spinoffs. But for every Joey, there’s an Angel, a continuation that makes its mothership series so proud, it lands in the “Best” column.
Here, Team TVLine has gathered our picks for the cream of the spinoff crop… and the failures we wish we could unsee. Our selections include recent shows like The Originals — which will give birth to its own spinoff,
Isabel Sanford was the first and so far only black woman to break that barrier, taking home the prize in 1981 on the third of her seven nominations for “The Jeffersons.” Those seven bid also make Sanford, the second black Best Comedy Actress nominee after Diahann Carroll (“Julia”), the most nominated black actress in the category.
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Ross, who is in second place in our odds, is on her third nomination for “Black-ish,” making her the category’s second most nominated black contender. The Golden Globe champ was previously
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“I have no intention of doing All In The Family again,” the legendary producer told Deadline today at TCA, “I promise you that. “ And the Carroll O’Conner led iconic series may not be the only Lear legacy not coming back, at least in a recognizable form. He added emphatically, “ no Maude or any of them. We did that.”
“However, there are ideas that we were working on at that same time that were bubbling in the same creative pipeline and that’s part of what I’m looking at now,” long time activist Lear asserted. “I’m looking at ideas you’ve never heard of,” the One Day At A Time executive producer said of the
The event, hosted by Wendie Malick, was part of Aarp’s inaugural TV for Grownups Honors. Egot recipient Rita Moreno, who stars in the Netflix reboot of Lear’s “One Day at a Time,” presented the legendary producer with the award. And also in attendance were John Amos, who played Walker’s father in Lear’s “Good Times,” Ed Begley Jr., Frances Fisher, Robert Forster, Michael McKean, Bob Saget and many more.
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The pact, made with Lear and his Act III Productions company, includes the option to reimagine some of Lear’s most iconic series, including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times,” “Maude and Mary Hartman,” and “Mary Hartman,” to name a few.
Sony already produces Lear’s reboot of “One Day at a Time” for Netflix, which is currently filming its third season. The series was developed by executive producer Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellet and inspired by Lear’s 1972 series of the same name.
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The fresh take follows the life of Penelope (Justina Machado), a newly single Army veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups and downs of life.
Lear currently serves as executive producer alongside business partner Brent Miller on Netflix’s “One Day at a Time,” a reboot of his classic ’80s comedy with original scripts coming from the show’s writing staff and showrunners Gloria Calderon-Kellett and Mike Royce. The multi-camera comedy is currently in production on its third season. The series stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, and Stephen Tobolowsky.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Brent and Norman. Norman is an icon in our industry and it’s a dream come true to be working with him. We’re excited to create more magic with Norman and Brent,
As part of the deal with Lear’s Act III Prods., Sony has the option to remake some of Lear’s legendary comedies, including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times,” “Maude” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.”
The deal comes as Lear’s reworked “One Day at a Time,” which he executive produces with Gloria Calderon Kellet and Mike Royce, continues to be a critically acclaimed sitcom produced by Sony for Netflix.
Brent Miller heads production and development for Act III and has been working with Lear for over a decade. Under Miller, Act III has been on a development and production spree lately. That includes a recent deal with Nickelodeon to develop the hip-hop animated series “Man of the House,” about an 11-year-old Colombian-American boy.
“I couldn’t be prouder and more excited about joining Sony Pictures Television, who has the guts to go with a kid,” Lear quipped.
Sony Pictures TV, which owns the Norman Lear library, has been his partner for the past few years. The studio produces the reboot of Lear’s classic series One Day At A Time on Netflix. Executive produced by Lear, the comedy is currently filming its third season. And it was Sony TV that last year took in Lear’s passion project,
The iconic producer behind Netflix's One Day at a Time reboot has signed a two-year first-look deal with the indie studio that includes the option to re-imagine titles from his extensive library, including iconic series All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, among others. The deal paves the way for Sony to mine Lear's library for other reboots after finding critical success with Netflix's updated take on the prolific producer's One Day at a Time.
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Lear, the famed producer behind “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and most recently, the revived “One Day at a Time,” was the honoree at the Aarp event, which celebrated his revolutionary role in the industry, particularly for older audiences. Friend and “One Day at a Time” star Rita Moreno presented Lear with the award among friends and former colleagues including Bob Saget, Frances Fisher, Ed Begley Jr, John Amos, Adrienne Barbeau and host Wendie Malick.
“When people ask me how old do I feel, I always say I think of myself as the peer of whoever I’m talking to,” the producer said in his speech. “If you’re 26, I’m 26; if you’re 86, I’m 86; if you’re
Wendel worked consistently as a character actress before landing 3rd Rock in 1996. Earlier credits include guest spots on Knight Rider, The Jeffersons, The Facts of Life, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld, Major Dad, Santa Barbara, Empty Nest, Weird Science and Murder, She Wrote.
After 3rd Rock ended in 2001, Wendel guest-starred on four episodes of NYPD Blue, then landed a recurring role as the flirtatious Gina on George Lopez. She later appeared in select episodes of
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