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Roseanne Explains Why She's Pro-Trump on Show Reboot

'True reflection of the society we live in,' Barr says of her character's politics

(Newser) - The one thing Roseanne Barr wants from the reboot of her ABC sitcom Roseanne is authenticity, and to be "a true reflection of the society we live in," she told reporters at a Television Critics Association presser on Monday. That's why she says her character, working-class mom... More »

Dan 'Definitely Still Alive' in Roseanne Remake

ABC isn't explaining yet how that aligns with John Goodman character's supposed death

(Newser) - The Roseanne revival is set to air on ABC this fall, and one character in particular will make a surprising comeback. Dan Conner, the family patriarch played by John Goodman, was revealed in the series finale to have died of a heart attack—but in the ABC reboot, "Dan... 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 »

10 Tired TV Clichés That Need to Die

These tropes are so overused, they're not funny anymore

(Newser) - If you're tired of hearing sitcom characters joke that they just threw up in their mouths or ironically comment, "That went well," after something decidedly didn't, you're not alone. On Vulture , Margaret Lyons lists 10 overused TV situations and lines she'd be happy to... More »

TV Comedy Is 'Back'? Ha!

Modern comedies badly rehash old ideas: Times critic

(Newser) - If this is the comeback season for the sitcom, at least one critic wants to go wayyyy back: to Seinfeld, Mary Tyler Moore, and Leave It to Beaver. "Certainly no series introduced this fall is breaking new ground," writes Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times . He concludes... More »

'Pathetic' Seinfeld Reunion Invades Curb

HBO show resuscitates Larry David's other brainchild 10 years later

(Newser) - Tonight's episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm will go farther than usual to satisfy your Seinfeld craving, but it's hardly the real thing—nor is it meant to be. The eagerly awaited reunion arc kicks off with Jerry Seinfeld himself deeming the very idea "desperate" and "pathetic,"... More »

Fie on the Office Wedding

Jim and Pam are the height of bland

(Newser) - After 5 years of the will-they-or-won't-they dance, Jim and Pam of The Office will tie the knot in the Oct. 8 episode, and the prenuptial PR blitz has sent one blogger around the bend. "We're already sick of these two insufferable lovebirds," enemy of drawn-out romance Brian Moylan... More »

ABC Bets You Can Laugh at Recession

Sitcom pilots follow a failed Wall Street exec, fired young bankers

(Newser) - Have you heard the one about the Wall Street millionaire who lost his job because of the collapsing economy, then had to actually hang out with his family?  ABC is hoping you will want to next fall, when Kelsey Grammer will star as that modern-day Mr. Mom. The untitled project... More »

Fickle Election Audience Threatens Network Shows

Election blamed for disrupting viewing, hurting programs like 'Lipstick Jungle'

(Newser) - Election coverage disrupted America's viewing habits, playing havoc with the ratings of some network shows that could soon be cut if they don't recover their audiences, reports the Los Angeles Times. ABC's Dirty Sexy Money and Pushing Daisies, NBC's Lipstick Jungle and the new critically acclaimed CBS comedy Worst Week,... More »

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