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Friends Reunion Finally Happening ... Maybe

All 6 stars will take part in upcoming NBC special

(Newser) - It's finally (maybe) happening: All six Friends stars are reuniting (possibly). Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer will all participate in an upcoming 2-hour NBC special honoring "veteran sitcom director" James Burrows and the 1,000 TV episodes he's directed,... More »

Coming to Netflix: Latino One Day at a Time Remake

Sitcom gets a Cuban-American twist, starring Rita Moreno

(Newser) - The iconic sitcom One Day at a Time is getting a reboot. Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a remake of the Norman Lear series, this time starring around a Cuban-American family, Deadline reports. The multi-camera show will focus on an ex-military, recently separated mom raising a teen daughter and... More »

Tina Fey's New Show Is Great

Critics love 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' with Ellie Kemper

(Newser) - Tina Fey's new show is now available for streaming on Netflix, and while Fey herself isn't in it, most critics think her fans will feel right at home with the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It stars Office alum Ellie Kemper in the lead role as a sunny young woman... More »

Report: Bill Cosby to Star in New NBC Sitcom

Deadline Hollywood say he's returning to network

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is coming back to NBC in a sitcom, reports Deadline Hollywood . The show is still in the planning phases, but it sounds to be in the same vein as the Cosby Show of the 1980s—Cosby as patriarch of a family. A network spokesperson tells AP that the... More »

Matthew Perry in Odd Couple TV Remake

He'll star in, write, produce CBS sitcom

(Newser) - Friends star Matthew Perry is reportedly embracing nostalgia with a script deal for a new CBS comedy: a remake of The Odd Couple. The story, which started out on Broadway, became a film in the late '60s and then a TV series in 1970, follows Oscar Madison, an easygoing,... More »

Tina Fey Bringing Us New Sitcom

NBC gives series order to Ellie Kemper sitcom

(Newser) - Good news, Tina Fey fans: The 30 Rock star is producing a new sitcom, and NBC just gave it a rare straight-to-series order for 13 episodes to premiere next fall. The as-yet-untitled single-camera comedy stars The Office star Ellie Kemper, Variety reports. It's about a woman starting over in... More »

LeBron James Producing His Own Sitcom

Teaming up with Starz for 'Survivor's Remorse'

(Newser) - What’s a king without a … TV show? Two-time NBA champion LeBron James is reportedly teaming up with Starz to produce his own sitcom. Newsy reports: More »

We'll Miss You, Dunder Mifflin

'The Office' closes tonight after 9 seasons

(Newser) - The Office signs off tonight after nine seasons and 201 episodes. A sample of the farewell tributes in advance (no spoilers in the mix):
  • "It is not quite the same show as the one that debuted in March 2005, but it has continued to be a show I watch,
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Odd Couple Star Jack Klugman Dies

Gruff actor died this afternoon at age 90, family says

(Newser) - Jack Klugman, who made an art of gruffness in TV's The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E., has died at the age of 90. The actor's son Adam says his father died this afternoon in Los Angeles. In the 1970s sitcom The Odd Couple, Klugman played sloppy sports... More »

Charlie Sheen to Angus T. Jones: Come on My Show!

'Two and a Half Men' star likely out after this season: sources

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, Angus T. Jones probably won't return to Two and a Half Men, which he recently referred to as "filth," if the show is renewed for an 11th season, sources confirm to E! . His character—the "half" referred to in the title—joined the Army... More »

NBC's Guys With Kids Fails to Deliver

Reviewers say broad comedy falls flat

(Newser) - Guys with Kids, a new NBC sitcom produced by Jimmy Fallon and premiering tonight, seems to be a dud. "It’s a toothless junkball of a show, the sort of uninspired, reliable series a person is meant to turn on after a long day of work, so they can... More »

Upcoming Season Is Finale for The Office

NBC closing up show after nine seasons

(Newser) - It's almost time to say goodbye to the gang at Dunder Mifflin. The ninth season of The Office, which gets under way next month, will be the last, reports Entertainment Weekly . "All questions will be answered this year," says Greg Daniels, who served as the show's... More »

Michael J. Fox Returning to TV

New show expected next year

(Newser) - After years away from a starring role on the small screen, Michael J. Fox is planning a return to prime time. The Family Ties and Spin City star is working with Easy A director Will Gluck and Arrested Development writer Sam Laybourne on a single-camera sitcom launching next year, Vulture... More »

TV's 'Horshack' Dead at 63

Actor Ron Palillo of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' has heart attack

(Newser) - Aww. Horshack is dead at age 63. Actor Ron Palillo, who played "Arnold Horshack" on Welcome Back, Kotter in the 1970s, died this morning at his home, reports the Palm Beach Post . He hadn't been ill, and TMZ says he had a heart attack. Palillo's oddball character... More »

Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

He starred in 'The Jeffersons' as patriarch George

(Newser) - Sherman Hemsley of The Jeffersons fame is dead at age 74, reports TMZ . Hemsley starred as George Jefferson in the show—sure to earn the tag "iconic," along with its "Movin' On Up" theme song, in the obituaries to follow. The cause of death hasn't been... More »

'Andy Griffith' Star George Lindsey Dead at 83

'Goober' character kept America laughing for nearly 30 years

(Newser) - George Lindsey, who spent almost 30 years appearing in TV classics like "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gunsmoke," has died at age 83, WSFA reports. The small-town Alabama boy kept America laughing from 1964 to 1971 with his jovial Goober character on "Andy Griffith" and its... More »

Modern Family Kid Draws Wrath Over F-Bomb

Anti-profanity group wants episode pulled

(Newser) - Turns out there's something called the "No Cussing Club," and its membership doesn't want you to see tonight's episode of Modern Family, in which a toddler appears to swear. The group has asked ABC to pull the episode of the sitcom because of a storyline... More »

Expect Bawdy Humor in Tonight's Chelsea Debut

NBC gives Handler a lot of freedom: 'LAT'

(Newser) - If you were worrying that a Chelsea Handler sitcom on network TV would tame the bawdy comedian, you can stop. Tonight's NBC debut of Are You There, Chelsea? features bartender Chelsea, played by Laura Prepon, behind bars for drunk driving, where she prays (to vodka) and promises to change... More »

Favorite TV Show of the Rich Is ...

Modern Family, by a lot

(Newser) - The Vulture blog of New York magazine finds that ABC's Modern Family is the favorite of well-to-do TV fans. It not only has the highest median income ($83,000) of viewers in the 18-49 range, it boasts by far the highest number of viewers who pull in at least... More »

'80s Sitcom Nailed Year of Gadhafi's Death

Matthew Perry's 'Second Chance' had him sent to hell in July 2011

(Newser) - Somebody's ouija board deserves a raise. In this scene from the pilot of Matthew Perry's short-lived 1987 sitcom Second Chance, Moammar Gadhafi is seen dying and meeting St. Peter ... in 2011. ( BuzzFeed picked up on it.) OK, so the show predicted he'd bite the big... More »

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