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Tony Hale (‘Arrested Development’) could be second Best Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy winner for two shows

Tony Hale (‘Arrested Development’) could be second Best Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy winner for two shows
Tony Hale won’t win a third Best Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy for “Veep” this year, since the series is sitting out the season, but he could take home a third career statuette for his other Emmy-winning comedy, “Arrested Development.” If Hale does manage to pull it off, he’d join Art Carney as the only multiple winners of the category for two different shows.

While the early years of the Emmys didn’t have genre-specific acting categories, Carney won the first three supporting actor awards: two for “The Jackie Gleason Show” and one for “The Honeymooners.” Since the latter sitcom was based on the popular recurring sketch of the same name on “The Jackie Gleason Show” and Carney played Gleason’s sidekick Ed Norton on both, along with other sketch characters on the variety show, Hale would be the first multiple winner for playing two different characters on two different,
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Arrested Development: Remixing Isn’t Fixing

Eric Bay-Andersen on Arrested Development…

Some shows (like The Simpsons) carry on well past their prime, some shows start off great but lose a little of their spark towards the end (like Friends and Frasier), but some shows have a short and sweet run, leaving behind a legacy of untarnished brilliance. Arrested Development used to be one of those shows, until they made a huge mistake by bringing it back on Netflix for an experimental fourth season. I cannot describe the heartbreak and disappointment I felt watching a show that used to be a masterclass in writing, acting and editing, devolve into something that was now unfocused, unnecessary and unfunny. It was like the writers came up with a list of all the reasons why the show used to work so well and then made a conscious decision to ignore them all, chief among them being that they decided to
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Who’s the best Comedy Actor Emmy winner of 2000s: Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Eric McCormack … ? [Poll]

Who’s the best Comedy Actor Emmy winner of 2000s: Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Eric McCormack … ? [Poll]
The Emmy for Best Comedy Actor went to both traditional performances in multi-cam sitcoms and single-camera favorites in the 2000s. Most of the decade’s winners were some of Hollywood’s most beloved TV stars, with two winning this category multiple times. But which Comedy Actor Emmy winner is your favorite of the 2000s? Look back on each winner and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Michael J. Fox – “Spin City” (2000) — The decade began with Michael J. Fox winning an Emmy for “Spin City,” 12 years after collecting three in a row for “Family Ties.” Fox won for his final episode as a series regular, in which his character, Mike Flaherty, fires himself to protect his co-workers. Fox had been nominated the previous three years as well.

SEEJohn Goodman (‘Roseanne’) could extend a dubious record with an eighth Best Comedy Actor Emmy nomination

Eric McCormack – “Will & Grace” (2001) — McCormack
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Emmys Comedy Conundrum: How Can One Category Fit So Many Different Kinds of Contenders?

As it currently stands, FX’s “Atlanta” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” are this year’s front-runners for the outstanding comedy series Primetime Emmy. Both are well deserving, and offer up a unique slice of life about individuals looking to make a mark in a world that tries to silence them. “Mrs. Maisel” is even about the world of stand-up comedy.

But is either a comedy?

It’s hard not to agree that the half-hour format has never been more robust. Single-camera shows that explore complex characters and storylines, and multi-camera family shows taped in front of a live studio audience. Comedies with tons of guffaws, and ones you watch in amazement and leave you thinking more than splitting your side. Shows that produce 24 episodes, and shows that produce eight. Remakes — with all-new casts and settings — of some classic comedies, reboots — featuring the same stars — of others. It
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Ray Liotta: Atx Festival Sets Career Retrospective for the ‘Shades of Blue’ Star — Exclusive

Ray Liotta: Atx Festival Sets Career Retrospective for the ‘Shades of Blue’ Star — Exclusive
As far back as anyone can remember, Ray Liotta has been a television star. Now, the Emmy-winning actor is set to share his experience on the ever-evolving industry in his debut at the Atx Festival.

Liotta, who currently stars in NBC’s “Shades of Blue,” will participate in a one-on-one conversation with IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers to discuss the actor’s lengthy television career. The retrospective will span decades, from his Emmy-winning guest role on “E.R.,” to his SAG Award-nominated portrayal of Frank Sinatra in the HBO telepic “The Rat Pack,” and through his upcoming final season as Lt. Matt Wozniak on “Shades of Blue.”

In this in-depth look, Liotta will discuss his varied career, and also the shifting television landscape from more than 30 years in the industry.

One of Liotta’s first roles was a recurring part in the NBC soap opera “Another World,” and he starred
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Hulu Orders Horror Series ‘Light as a Feather’ From Kelsey Grammer and Awesomeness TV

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Hulu Orders Horror Series ‘Light as a Feather’ From Kelsey Grammer and Awesomeness TV
Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to horror show “Light as a Feather,” which counts “Cheers” and “Frasier” alum Kelsey Grammer among its many executive producers.

The 10-episode thriller comes from Awesomeness TV, Wattpad, and Grammer’s Gramnet.

Based on Zoe Aarsen’s story “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board,” which was originally published on Wattpad, the streaming version will highlight a slumber party gone wrong, as five girls begin dying off in the exact way the game predicts.

Production on the series is set to begin in June.

Lee Fleming Jr. created the adaptation and will executive produce the show. Other executive producers include Awesomeness TV’s Jordan Levin, Shelley Zimmerman, Joe Davola and Brett Bouttier.

Tom Russo, Brian Sher and Stella Bulochnikov from Gramnet and Aron Levitz and Eric Lehrman from Wattpad also all earn executive producer credits on the upcoming Hulu series.

“‘Light as a Feather’ is a captivating and unique story, with supernatural twists and thrills that readers all over the world have fallen in love with,” said Levitz, the head of Wattpad Studios. “The story is another example of a Wattpad fan favorite that is perfect for adaptation and new life on another platform. We’re excited to be working with AwesomenessTV and Hulu to bring ‘Light as a Feather’ to a new audience in a new format, while also giving the story’s millions of current fans another way to enjoy the story they couldn’t put down.”

“When I first joined Wattpad, I set out to create something unique, exploring characters and a world where female empowerment, friendship, and supernatural forces come together,” added Aarsen. “Wattpad is a place where people come together and connect over stories, discussing every twist and cliffhanger, so it was the perfect platform for my story. Teen horror is my passion, so I can’t wait to be able to share ‘Light as a Feather’ with other horror aficionados on Hulu.”

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Believe It or Not, ‘Frasier’ Helped Inspire ‘Infinity War’

Believe It or Not, ‘Frasier’ Helped Inspire ‘Infinity War’
Avengers: Infinity War had a surprising influence: Frasier. Yes, the Cheers spin-off starring Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane helped inspire one of the biggest superhero blockbusters of all time. Learn how below! Hey baby, I hear the blues are calling, tossed salads and Infinity Stones. If you had told me a year ago that the hit […]

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Eugenio Derbez Tests His Box Office Mettle in ‘Overboard’

Eugenio Derbez Tests His Box Office Mettle in ‘Overboard’
Mexico’s most bankable star, Eugenio Derbez, will be looking to make a splash with this Friday’s release of “Overboard,” a remake of the 1987 romantic comedy of the same name starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

Derbez has already proven there’s an underserved and largely untapped U.S. audience for Spanish-language films. His 2013 passion project, “Instructions Not Included,” grossed nearly $100 million on a $5 million budget, becoming the best-selling Spanish-language film of all time. His follow-up comedy, “How to be a Latin Lover,” earned $62 million and was one of the top 10 films in Mexico last year.

But “Overboard” — where Derbez stars as a hyper-wealthy Mexican playboy opposite Anna Faris — marks his first attempt to expand his fan base to include non-Latino audiences. The film reverses the roles played by Hawn and Russell, with Derbez playing Hawn’s part as a rich heir of a multi-national company stricken with amnesia.
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Watch: Mark Ruffalo Spoiled The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Ending Last Year; Tom Holland Helps Too

Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War, obviously.

Everyone on the planet’s now seen “Avengers: Infinity War,” right? Good. The world is obviously mourning the shocking end of ‘Infinity War’ even though we basically know 90% of those deaths aren’t real and everyone’s coming back (“Avengers: Do-Over” hits May 2019). Dealing with their grief, fans are making some pretty hilarious memes about the end of the film, but we’ve already hit peak meme and the “Frasier” one (below), is still the best.
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The poignant plot of the Frasier episode starring David Ogden Stiers | Letter

His sitcom role had him coming out to Marty Crane, but it was years before the actor could reveal that he too was gay

Your obituary to the wonderful David Ogden Stiers (21 April) makes mention of his appearance in a 2003 episode of Frasier. You say that in many ways his snobbish Winchester (in the TV series of M*A*S*H) was an antecedent of Frasier. But the central point of the episode was that Marty Crane (the equally wonderful John Mahoney) starts to question if he is the father of Frasier and Niles, because they share so many things in common with Leland, who had been very close to their mother. When Marty confronts Leland with his suspicions Leland says the reason he was so close to Marty’s wife was because she was the only person he could tell he was gay.

How sad, therefore, that it should
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Roseanne: Can We Talk About How Friggin' Good Estelle Parsons Looks?

Fun fact: Estelle Parsons, best known for her role on Roseanne as the zany Beverly Harris, celebrated her 90th birthday last Fall. That may be hard to digest for fans of the original series, and Parsons, now reprising her role in the reboot, is clearly as energetic as ever!

Born on Nov. 20, 1927, Parsons began her acting career in 1963, at the age of 36, in a small role as Mrs. Martin in an episode of The Defenders. That's 26 years before she landed one of the most memorable roles of her career as Roseanne Conner's mother on the hit ABC show Roseanne.

Since starring in the series' first run - that's her above in a 1990 episode - Parsons has had smaller recurring roles on other popular shows like Frasier and Netflix's Grace and Frankie. We've always been partial to Bev, and we're happy to see her back as Roseanne and Jackie's iconic maternal figure!
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Emmys 2018: Why we might be underestimating Marc Maron (‘Glow’) for Best Comedy Supporting Actor

Emmys 2018: Why we might be underestimating Marc Maron (‘Glow’) for Best Comedy Supporting Actor
According to our latest Emmy predictions, Marc Maron (“Glow”) is a likely nominee for Best Comedy Supporting Actor, ranked fifth with odds of 8/1 based on the combined forecasts of more than 1,200 Gold Derby users who have entered their picks this far. But could we be underestimating him for the win? He’s coming off a surprise SAG nomination for his performance, and that could be a strong indicator of Emmy. Both the SAG Awards and Emmys are peer group prizes where actors are judged by fellow actors.

The SAG Awards only have one category for male comedy actors, which means supporting actors have to face off against lead actors. Naturally, supporting stars are at a disadvantage given their limited screentime relative to lead performers, so when a supporting performance gets nominated is especially noteworthy. And it leads to Emmy wins more often than you might think. Since the SAG Awards
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‘Will & Grace’ would set longest gap between Best Comedy Series Emmy wins

‘Will & Grace’ would set longest gap between Best Comedy Series Emmy wins
The first and only time “Will & Grace” won Best Comedy Series at the Emmys was a full adult ago — 18 years, way back in 2000. The NBC sitcom could pick up a bookend Emmy in September with the revival, which would set a record for the longest gap between Best Comedy Series wins.

Now it goes without saying that this wouldn’t be possible without the revival, and a gap this long is practically unheard of, since most shows don’t run continuously for nearly two decades, let alone receive Emmy recognition for that entire duration. The Emmys like to get into streaks with their favorites and then drop them like a bad habit.

Sixteen shows have won multiple Best Comedy Series and almost all of them did it with consecutive wins. “Frasier” and “Modern Family” both pulled off a five-peat. All six three-time winners — “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Phil Silvers Show,
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Emmys 2018: Will Ty Burrell (‘Modern Family’) tie for the 2nd most nominations for Best Comedy Supporting Actor?

Emmys 2018: Will Ty Burrell (‘Modern Family’) tie for the 2nd most nominations for Best Comedy Supporting Actor?
Ty Burrell has been nominated for Best Comedy Supporting Actor at the Emmys every year “Modern Family” has been on the air (2010-2017), and he has won twice. In fact, he’s the last man standing among the cast of the ABC sitcom: in 2016 and 2017 he was the only actor from the show to make the cut. This year he’s on the threshold of a new milestone: if he receives his ninth nomination this year he will tie as the second most nominated actor in the history of the category.

As it stands Burrell’s eight bids place him third on the all-time list. The record is currently held by David Hyde Pierce, who earned Comedy Supporting Actor noms for all of his 11 seasons as Niles Crane on “Frasier” (1994-2004). Pierce won the award four times. The second biggest nominee in the category is currently Harry Morgan, who contended
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Emmys: Laura Linney (‘Ozark’) is a dark horse in Best Drama Actress

Emmys: Laura Linney (‘Ozark’) is a dark horse in Best Drama Actress
When it comes to Emmy favorites, few top Laura Linney. She may not be the most awarded performer (yet), but she has one of the best winning percentages, having converted four of her five nominations into hardware. So you definitely shouldn’t completely discount her for a fifth win this year.

Linney is currently in the sixth and final Best Drama Actress slot in our predictions for “Ozark.” She received a surprise SAG nomination, putting her in good stead for an Emmy run, not to mention the fact that she’s a widely respected star across all mediums. And while not a wild hit, the Netflix series has also been low-key embraced, nabbing Golden Globe and SAG nominations for her co-star Jason Bateman and a Writers Guild Award nomination for Best New Series.

See Laura Linney on her family of strangers in ‘Ozark’: ‘They don’t know each other
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From Wags to Riches: 9 of TV’s Most Famous Dogs (Photos)

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From Wags to Riches: 9 of TV’s Most Famous Dogs (Photos)
Hollywood’s most famous dogs on TV

Giggy, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump’s Pomeranian, is perhaps one of TV’s most pampered pups, with his own personal chef and Twitter account. He has become such a fan favorite that he now makes his own red carpet appearances, rich owner in tow.

Gidget, the 12-pound chihuahua known for the ubiquitous catchphrase, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” was propelled to stardom after landing the lucrative fast-food campaign in the late ’90s. She also starred as Bruiser’s mom in 2003’s “Legally Blonde 2” alongside Reese Witherspoon.

Brigitte, a five-year-old French bulldog “actress,” best known for her role as Stella on ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” won Best Dog in a Television Series at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards in 2012. Yes, that’s a thing.

Even though Sadie isn’t exactly a TV star, Oprah Winfrey‘s cocker spaniel has been mentioned so many times on her show, she’s almost as famous as her gazillionaire owner. In 2009, reported that Oprah set aside $30 million for her five dogs, including Sadie.

Cookie Frankel, “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s dog, has more than 25,000 followers on Twitter. The Lhasa apso gets regular massages and is constantly fed antioxidant-rich carrots. “Everyday is a spa day for her,” Bethenny has said.

“Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund insists his miniature dachshund, Fritzy, needs a big living room to play in. But Eklund is realistic, insisting he would never spend more than $2 million on his dog’s digs. Moderation is key, people.

Pal, the original Lassie, made $4,000 a week in 1954 or $51,000 in today’s world. Lassie has since been played by 10 generations of Pal’s descendants.

Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie on “Frasier,” earned a cool $10,000 per episode. In total, Eddie earned $3.2 million in his 11-year run. He also received more fan mail than any of his costars! Fun fact: Eddie’s biological son, Enzo, took over the role after his dad retired.

Flame Jr., also known as Rin Tin Tin IV, starred in the TV hit ABC show “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” from 1954-59. The famed dog was responsible for increasing the popularity of German shepherds as family pets and was nominated for the American Humane Association’s Patsy Award for animal performers.

Famous dogs on TV

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2018 Emmys: Which drama will have the most nominations? ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things’ … [Poll]

When last year’s Emmy nominations were unveiled, HBO’s “Westworld” was the king of all dramas with a whopping 22 bids. Its closest competitor was Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which came in at 18 total noms. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) and “The Crown” (Netflix) each nabbed 13, followed by NBC’s “This Is Us,” which ended up with 10. However, none of those numbers match the nominations tallies of “Game of Thrones,” which earned 24 in 2015 and 23 in 2016. At the upcoming 2018 Emmys, will “Game of Thrones” once again be TV’s drama nominations leader, or will one of its competitors claim that title? Vote in our poll below.

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After only six Emmy cycles, “Game of Thrones” has become the most rewarded primetime series in television history. It’s won a total of 38 trophies, including Best Drama Series (2015-
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'Cheers' Creator James Burrows Says Cast is Too Old for a Reboot

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James Burrows definitely has a dog in the fight to bring back old sitcoms, because he's the king ... he created "Cheers" and directed "Frasier," "Friends" and "Taxi." We got the TV legend in NYC Friday night leaving Michael's restaurant, and asked about "Roseanne" scoring more than 18 million viewers. He watched it and loved it, but as for his shows ... well, at some point everyone gets a little long in the tooth.   Sometimes the Og shows are best left alone.
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John Goodman (‘Roseanne’) could extend a dubious record with an eighth Best Comedy Actor Emmy nomination

Despite seven Best Comedy Actor nominations for playing Dan Conner, John Goodman never took home the Emmy during “Roseanne”’s initial nine-season run. It wasn’t until 2007 that he won his first Emmy for his guest appearance on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” With the return of “Roseanne,” Goodman could finally win for his most famous TV role, but if he suffers yet another loss, he’ll have sole ownership of a title no one wants: most nominations in the category without a single win.

See ‘Roseanne’ revival: Get ready for even more episodes in season 2 of reboot after record ratings for return

Goodman, who is seventh in our predictions, is right now tied with two other unlucky seven-time losers: Hal Linden and Matt LeBlanc. Like Goodman, all of Linden’s nominations were for the same character: the title role on “Barney Miller.” LeBlanc accrued his nominations over two shows,
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Emmys 2018: Will Ted Danson (‘The Good Place’) set a new record for the most Best Comedy Actor nominations ever?

Emmys 2018: Will Ted Danson (‘The Good Place’) set a new record for the most Best Comedy Actor nominations ever?
Will Ted Danson set a new Emmy record this year with his starring role in “The Good Place”? If he’s nominated for Best Comedy Actor he’ll break a long-standing tie with Alan Alda and Kelsey Grammer for the most nominations in the history of the category. All three of them have been nominated 11 times, and now Danson is looking for an even dozen.

Alda set the record first, earning 11 straight nominations (1973-1983) for playing Hawkeye in all 11 seasons of “M*A*S*H.” He won twice (1974, 1982). Then came Danson, who achieved the same feat: 11 consecutive bids (1983-1993) as Sam Malone in all 11 seasons of “Cheers.” He also won twice (1990, 1993).

Grammer achieved his record in a slightly different way. He earned his first Comedy Actor nom for playing Dr. Frasier Crane, but in 1992 for “Wings” as a guest star; that year only the Emmys had stipulated that guest performers
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