TV shows

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

He Started as Pharmacist, Ended Up in 500 TV Episodes

Character actor Peter Mark Richman dies at 93

(Newser) - Peter Mark Richman, a character actor who appeared in hundreds of television episodes and had recurring roles on Three's Company and Beverly Hills 90210, has died. He was 93. Richman died Thursday at his home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles of natural causes, publicist Harlan Boll...

Yup, That's a Giant Penis in a Kids Show

Danish Broadcasting Corporation's 'John Dillermand' arouses debate

(Newser) - A new TV show has premiered in Denmark about a man with the world's largest penis, which he can't always control. Did we mention it's a kid's show? The animated series that premiered Saturday on the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds, has...

Bras Fly as 'Fauci' Appears on SNL

Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner do the cold open

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon as Anthony Fauci? Yep, raspy voice and all: "Yeah we're doing this vaccine World War Two-style," she said when Saturday Night Live cold-opened on CNN's The Situation Room, per the Washington Post . "We made England go in first and see what's what,...

Comic Actor Who Hid His Diagnosis Is Dead at 73

David Lander played the beloved role of Squiggy on 'Laverne & Shirley'

(Newser) - Lovers of classic TV know him as Squiggy, the greasy-haired neighbor who made America laugh. Now David Lander's family says the comic actor died Friday in Los Angeles from complications of multiple sclerosis, TMZ reports. He was 73. Committed to acting by age 10, Lander teamed up with Michael...

'One of the Year's Best TV Shows' Is a Surprise

'LAT' critic says 'Saved by the Bell' reboot 'starts out well and just gets better'

(Newser) - Tracey Wigfield loved Saved by the Bell growing up. The show "is my Star Wars," the 30 Rock and Mindy Project writer tells Vanity Fair . But given the opportunity to reboot the series that ran on NBC from 1989 to 1993 (followed by TV movies, sequels, and reunions),...

CBS Has New Rule for Reality Shows

At least half of participants will be people of color

(Newser) - People of ethnic minorities will make up at least half of cast members of CBS reality shows for the 2021-22 season. Or as the Los Angeles Times puts it, "CBS' reality programming is about to get a little bit more real." The network announced a commitment to 50%...

DWTS Loses a Contestant to Surgery

Jeannie Mai told her throat 'would have closed up'

(Newser) - Jeannie Mai will have to dance another day. The Real host withdrew from season 29 of Dancing With the Stars on Monday following emergency surgery to correct a potentially life-threatening condition. Mai was diagnosed with epiglottitis, the swelling of the cartilage that covers the windpipe, which can block air flow...

End of Jeopardy! Match Even Stuns Alex Trebek

Kevin Walsh was the lone contestant in the final round—a rarity

(Newser) - Jeopardy! fans were treated to a five-year first on Tuesday as contestant Kevin Walsh waltzed into the Final Jeopardy round by himself. "I cannot recall the last time we had only one player in Final Jeopardy," remarked host Alex Trebek, per USA Today . Walsh, a 48-year-old story analyst...

Cops Is Returning, but There's a Catch

New episodes won't be shown in the US

(Newser) - Cops is back on the beat. The reality show has resumed production in Washington state some four months after it was pulled from the air amid protests over the death of George Floyd. Two crews have tagged along with deputies from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office as well as...

Reality Show Helps Turn Up Missing 6-Year-Old

Viewer recognized 6-year-old Talia Jones, who vanished a year ago, from A&E's 'Live PD' program

(Newser) - A now-canceled cable TV show has helped recover a young California girl missing for more than a year. In June, A&E announced it was cutting Live PD, a reality-TV series that shadows cops on their patrols, from its lineup following weeks of demonstrations about the police killing of George...

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy for Ren & Stimpy Fans

New episodes are coming to Comedy Central

(Newser) - Get ready for another reboot: Comedy Central is reimagining the Emmy-nominated animated series Ren & Stimpy, a cult favorite that aired for five seasons on Nickelodeon in the 1990s. The show featured a psychotic Chihuahua named Ren and his not-too-bright feline friend, Stimpy, who got in all sorts of trouble—...

Apparently We Never Found Out Who's the Boss?

Because the show is coming back 30 years later

(Newser) - Original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano have signed on for a sequel series of Who's the Boss?, one of several hit shows to see a reboot in recent years. Danza and Milano starred as Tony and Samantha Micelli, a father-daughter duo that defied traditional gender roles and stereotypes,...

Netflix's Matchmaking Hit: Guilty Pleasure or Hate-Watch?

'Indian Matchmaking' has obsessive fans, but critics have some issues

(Newser) - The majority of marriages in India are still arranged, and often families recruit outside help to get them set up. That's where Sima Taparia, the self-proclaimed "top matchmaker" of Mumbai, steps in, via a new Netflix series that's left people clamoring for more. Indian Matchmaking has become...

Network Cancels Reality Show, Loses Half Its Viewers

A&E nixed 'Live PD' and saw its prime-time viewership drop by 49%

(Newser) - Who knew a reality TV series had so much pull? A&E found that out the hard way after it canceled Live PD last month, a show that shadows police officers as they work their beats. The Wall Street Journal reports that after the show was nixed on June 10,...

Beware, Bigfoot: Unsolved Mysteries Is Back

Netflix reboots series as producers aim to solve a murder

(Newser) - Paging armchair detectives: Netflix has revived Unsolved Mysteries because, as the New York Times puts it, "2020 isn't scary enough." The updated version of the docuseries—which first premiered on NBC in 1988, exploring everything from mysterious murders to Bigfoot sightings—premieres Wednesday with "much of...

Tina Fey Yanks Blackface Episodes of 30 Rock

They have an 'ugliness' and are 'best taken out of circulation,' she writes

(Newser) - Four episodes of 30 Rock are about to become very hard to find. The episodes featuring actors in blackface are being scrubbed from TV, streaming services, and purchase platforms, at the request of NBCUniversal executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. "As we strive to do the work and...

Soap Opera Has Creative Plan for Love Scenes

Actors' real-life partners will help out amid distancing requirements

(Newser) - Five days after restrictions on film and TV productions were lifted in California and Los Angeles County, The Bold and the Beautiful actors are back at work—and so are some of their real-life partners. To ensure safety standards are met on the set of the first network scripted show...

This Time, The Bachelor Is Black

Matt James named as first black male lead in franchise history

(Newser) - ABC's The Bachelor franchise is owning up to "diversity issues" while announcing the first black male lead in its history, which spans 18 years and 40 seasons. Matt James is a new figure to many franchise fans, though he's a close friend of Tyler Cameron, the runner-up...

'Whitewashed' Cop Movies, TV Shows Have to Go

In 'WaPo,' Alyssa Rosenberg calls for more realistic storytelling about police

(Newser) - In the wake of the death of George Floyd , the subject of racism and police brutality is now top of mind for most Americans. Alyssa Rosenberg has one idea on how Hollywood can help move things forward on these pervasive, intertwined issues: "Halt production on cop shows and movies...

Gabrielle Union: NBC Boss Threatened Me

Actress files discrimination complaint against 'America's Got Talent'

(Newser) - Gabrielle Union has filed a discrimination complaint against NBC and the producers behind America's Got Talent over claims of a "toxic" and "racist" work environment. NBC launched an investigation into the claims last year, but determined there was "an overall culture of diversity," per Variety...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.