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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...

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...

Actress to Will Smith: 'I Lost Everything'

Smith and former castmate Janet Hubert set their differences aside

(Newser) - Looks like the Fresh Prince and Aunt Viv are finally good again. In an HBO Max reunion special for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith and former co-star Janet Hubert sat down in front of former castmates to clear the air, E! Online reports. "We never really...

Disney Wouldn't Air This Episode—Until Now

Episode of 'black-ish' about Trump finds a home on Hulu

(Newser) - A politically charged episode of black-ish from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network, the AP reports. "I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves," series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday...

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...

'We Mourn His Loss': Regis Philbin Dies at 88

The legendary host of 'Live!' and 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' had a special sense of humor

(Newser) - One of America's most beloved TV hosts is gone. Regis Philbin, best known for the morning show Live! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, died of natural causes Friday at the age of 88. "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to...

Filmmaker: Warner Bros. Hid Velma's True Sexuality

James Gunn says he saw her as 'explicitly gay'

(Newser) - "I tried!" That's how filmmaker James Gunn opens a tweet about his effort to make the character of Velma "explicitly gay" in the live-action Scooby-Doo movie, the Sunday Times reports. Gunn says the studio, Warner Bros., "just kept watering it down & watering it down,...

Network Says Cops Won't Be Coming Back

It was taken off the air amid George Floyd protests

(Newser) - After 31 years on TV, Cops has been ordered to turn in its badge. Paramount Network, which removed the reality show from its schedule during nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, says it won't be coming back. "Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we...

'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...

10 Most-Watched Network Shows

'NCIS' is champ as CBS finishes first overall for 2019-20

(Newser) - CBS remains the champ of TV ratings. Nielsen says the network finished No. 1 for the 12th straight year in the "traditional" season that ended last week, reports the AP . Of course, not much is "traditional" about viewership in this age. The ratings, for example, don't...

Indie Film Pioneer Dies Suddenly at 54

Lynn Shelton collapsed after being ill for just a week

(Newser) - An indie filmmaker known for her ad-lib style and complex female characters died Friday after falling ill only a week ago, the Daily Beast reports. Her name was Lynn Shelton. "I have some awful news," said podcaster and comedian Marc Maron, who was romantically involved with her. "...

Nicolas Cage Takes His First TV Role Since 1981

He'll play Joe Exotic

(Newser) - Almost 40 years after appearing in unsuccessful ABC pilot Best of Times under the name Nicolas Coppola, Nicolas Cage is returning to the small screen. Cage will play zoo owner Joe Exotic in an eight-part series based on the same Texas Monthly article as Netflix docuseries Tiger King, the AV...

Show Returns Remotely, With Stars Building Home Sets

'All Rise' is the first scripted program to produce remote episodes

(Newser) - The legal drama All Rise has become the first US scripted television series to adapt to the pandemic by producing an episode remotely, enlisting its stars to work from home on their own makeup, set design, and lighting. The season finale, airing Monday night on CBS, finds Simone Missick's...

Anne With an E Fans Fire Off 13M Tweets

CBC bans 'Anne-related comments' on unrelated stories

(Newser) - Anne With an E has been cancelled with a c—but Netflix and Canada's national public broadcaster are facing an enormous backlash from fans. The Guardian reports that co-producers Netflix and the CBC have been "besieged" since the announcement in November that the third season of the show,...

Pandemic and Chill: Netflix Gets a Record-Setting Boost

16M new subscribers a quarterly record for video streaming service

(Newser) - Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the US and around the world,...

Soap Operas Dangerously Low Thanks to Virus

Popular daytime dramas are running out of episodes and can't resume production

(Newser) - The coronavirus has most of us locked down in our homes, and for those seeking routine, diving into the daily soaps can provide some escapist comfort. But Vulture warns that the most popular daytime TV dramas are perilously close to running out of episodes they filmed before the shutdown, forcing...

After 11 Years, Modern Family Is About to Say Goodbye

Wednesday's finale will be preceded by a documentary about the ABC show

(Newser) - Writer-producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were mulling ideas for the 2009 TV season when they landed on an intriguing sitcom approach, one revolving around an extended family and done in the “mockumentary” style made popular by The Office. Lloyd liked the resulting Modern Family script, but didn't...

Christopher Meloni's SVU Character Is Returning

Elliot Stabler heads organized crime unit in new series

(Newser) - Detective Elliot Stabler is back in the NBC stable. Christopher Meloni will be reprising his Law & Order: Special Victims Unit role in a new drama from Dick Wolf. Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that the new drama, featuring an NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler, has been picked...

The Bachelorette Makes a 'Progressive Move'

Clare Crawley, newest star of ABC reality show, will be oldest yet at age 38

(Newser) - The 16th season of ABC's The Bachelorette kicks off May 18, and with its latest star comes a "big shift," per the Washington Post : a leading lady who's approaching 40. Clare Crawley was announced Monday as the new Bachelorette on Good Morning America, and at age...

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