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Ugly Betty Creator Dies in Apparent Suicide

America Ferrara is 'stunned and heartbroken'

(Newser) - Ugly Betty cast members and fans are mourning show creator Silvio Horta, who was found dead in Miami on Monday. Representatives declined to comment on how the 45-year-old died, but sources tell Variety that he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a motel room. Horta, who also... More »

New Harassment Complaint Riles CBS

Broti Gupta, a young writer, says she felt forced to quit her job

(Newser) - Two women have quit their jobs after yet another sexual harassment complaint at CBS, the New York Times reports. Broti Gupta, a writer on Carol's Second Act, complained in September that executive producer David Hunt—husband of the show's star, Patricia Heaton—got handsy with her on two... More »

Her Show Just Got Renewed. Her Tweets Were Unhappy

Constance Wu clarifies negative posts after 'Fresh Off the Boat' gets green light for 6th season

(Newser) - ABC announced on Friday that it was renewing one of its sitcoms, pleasing everyone involved with the show except, seemingly, its star. People reports that after word got out that Fresh Off the Boat will be back for a sixth season, Constance Wu, who's been with the series since... More »

'90s Sitcom Mad About You Will Fast-Forward to 2019

Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt will be empty-nesters this time

(Newser) - Mad About You is coming back: A reboot of the popular '90s sitcom has been picked up. Spectrum Originals, part of Charter Communications, will carry the show that reunites Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt in a limited run later this year, Fox News reports. The stars agreed to return... More »

Barr Reveals the Fate of Her Roseanne Character

She's not happy about The Conners storyline

(Newser) - If you don't want to see a spoiler for the first season of Roseanne spinoff The Conners, now is a good time to find a happier story to read . Roseanne Barr, who was fired by ABC after posting a racist tweet earlier this year, has confirmed that the door... More »

Report: Roseanne Spinoff Is Moving Ahead

Barr is waiving her rights, sources say

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr won't be returning to ABC anytime soon, but the network is moving ahead with a Roseanne spinoff, and the former star has agreed not to stand in the way, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . The sources say that ABC and producer Carsey-Werner don't want Barr participating... More »

Night Court's Harry Anderson Dead at 65

He was found dead at his NC home

(Newser) - Harry Anderson, the magician and former street hustler who starred as wacky judge Harry Stone on NBC sitcom Night Court, has been found dead in his home in Asheville, NC. He was 65. Police say officers were called to the home early Monday and no foul play is suspected, WSPA... More »

Murphy Brown Is Returning to TV

Candice Bergen will reprise role in 13-episode revival

(Newser) - CBS has taken a look at what's happening in America today and made a decision: It's time for Murphy Brown to come out of retirement. The network says Candice Bergen will be reprising her role as the no-nonsense newswoman in the 2018/19 season for a 13-episode revival of... More »

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 »

ABC Bringing Back One of Its Most Beloved Shows

'Roseanne' reboot will feature original characters

(Newser) - Roseanne's return to TV has been confirmed, 20 years to the week after the beloved sitcom's final episode aired. ABC, the show's original network, announced Tuesday that it has ordered an eight-episode run of the revived show, which will air mid-season, E! Online reports. The network says... More »

N-Word Will Be Aired Unedited on NBC's Carmichael Show

Jerrod Carmichael says it will be used 'like 6 times'

(Newser) - "Edgy" NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show will feature the n-word, unedited, on an upcoming episode, Deadline reports. Creator and stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael says the racial slur will be used "like six times." The episode deals with the use of the word, and calling it the "... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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