Monday, January 16, 2012
Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers Reunite After Over 30 Years! To Air Feb. 2 On The Web; 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners
After over 30 years, Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers have reunited! Yes, the Three's Company co-stars who have not spoken to each other since the whole Suzanne Somers contract dispute started during season five of Three's Company, which was in 1980-81, have now finally reunited. We have all seen the E! True Hollywood Story and all of the reports on this feud on various programs like Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals, and others over the years, but I don't think anyone really thought that Joyce and Suzanne would ever reunite, but they now have! Sources tell SitcomsOnline, which includes Chris Mann - author of Come and Knock On Our: A Hers and Hers and His Guide to Three's Company - and also Joyce DeWitt's camp, that the reunion happened in early December 2011 (last month) as Suzanne's representatives asked Joyce's representatives about a possible on-camera reunion. After some back and forth, both sides agreed and Joyce agreed to appear with Suzanne on-camera on Suzanne's new web series Breaking Through from CafeMom, which premiered on Jan. 5. The web series airs every Thursday on CafeMom.com and on YouTube. Word first got out of this reunion last Thursday when on episode two, which featured guests Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb (Today 4), that the two will finally reunite. Watch episode two at around the 2:08 mark and you'll see Suzanne bring it up to Kathie Lee and Hoda. What is Breaking Through about? It's Suzanne Somers new web series that talks about becoming an empowered patient, staying healthy and sexy, and she also has a bunch of special guests to join the fun and it is new every Thursday! I suggest you watch episode one as well, as it seems that "break through" from that episode really got Suzanne thinking about life and perhaps that is one of the reasons she finally decided to reunite with Joyce DeWitt?
So when is this actually going to air? Joyce DeWitt's camp tells us that the reunion will hit the internet on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 as part of the fifth episode of Breaking Through. This is certainly a break though (pun intended)! Suzanne Somers has turned down so many reunions in the past, like appearing on John Ritter's 8 Simple Rules sitcom in 2002 and an actual Three's Company reunion that Fox was developing back in 2002. But since the passing of John Ritter in 2003, all reunion talk was never spoken about again and rightfully so, since you can't have an actual reunion without John. Our friend Chris Mann will do a better job in detailing all of the reunions that were planned in the past on his Reimagine That podcast on Retroality very soon! So you won't want to miss hearing that! It will air in late January just in time for the Joyce & Suzanne reunion air date of Feb. 2. Chris will also welcome guest star Lydia Cornell (Too Close for Comfort) so there is another reason to listen. And as we mentioned before, Chris is working on a 35th anniversary update of his book Come and Knock On Our: A Hers and Hers and His Guide to Three's Company, which is planned for release in fall 2012.
So as we near the 35th anniversary of Three's Company this March, we get this wonderful news that Joyce and Suzanne have reunited and made up. This is a historic feat and I'm so glad it has finally happened. Perhaps now we will finally get an actual retrospective reunion with the remaining members of the cast, which besides Joyce & Suzanne include Richard Kline (Larry), Priscilla Barnes (Terri), Jenilee Harrison (Cindy) and Anne Wedgeworth (Lana). I think ABC or another network could really come up with something like this and I'm sure it will be a big ratings hit. The Breaking Though reunion is a good start and I think it has opened the doors now for an actual TV reunion retrospective. If that doesn't happen, another option is a cast reunion on stage at the annual TV Land Awards. Wouldn't it be cool seeing all of the female roommates (Janet, Chrissy, Terri, & Cindy) that have lived with Jack Tripper all in one place? Let's not get that ahead of ourselves yet though, first we are very grateful that Joyce and Suzanne have reunited and you'll see it on CafeMom.com and on YouTube on Thursday, Feb. 2. We will have more on this in the coming weeks, but this story has now broke and I hope it will get the national media attention it deserves as a negative has turned into a positive! Suzanne is appearing on the CBS daytime talk show The Talk tomorrow, so perhaps she will mention that there and it will be all over the media like it should be. The door has opened, so come and knock on their door again!
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were given out last night. Here are the winners for the television portion:
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
WINNER: Modern Family (ABC).
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Laura Dern, Enlightened (HBO)
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (Fox)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
WINNER: Laura Dern, Enlightened (HBO).
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
David Duchovny, Californication (Showtime)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Thomas Jane, Hung (HBO)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
WINNER: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime).
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
American Horror Story (FX)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
WINNER: Homeland (Showtime).
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Mireille Enos, The Killing (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge (ABC)
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness (USA Network)
WINNER: Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime).
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Kelsey Grammer, Boss (Starz)
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias (Showtime)
Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime)
WINNER: Kelsey Grammer, Boss (Starz).
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story (FX)
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Maggie Smith, Downtown Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce (mini-series) (HBO)
WINNER: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story (FX).
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail (TV film) (HBO)
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce (mini-series) (HBO)
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite (TV film) (HBO)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO).
View the FULL list of television winners and to discuss this.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August)
07/08 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/12 - Grady - The Best of Grady
07/20 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 5th Season
07/26 - Family Matters - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/26 - Where's Huddles? - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
08/02 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
08/09 - Maude - The Complete Final (Sixth) Season
08/23 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Three
08/23 - Superstore - Season One
08/23 - The Wonder Years - Complete Series (New Slipcase Version)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Sunday, August 28
The Simpsons - "The Burns Cage" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Smithers is devastated by Burns’ lack of affection towards him, Homer makes it his mission to find him a boyfriend. Meanwhile, after Bart orchestrates the removal of the lead in the school’s stage production of “Casablanca,” Milhouse serves as a terrible understudy, which frustrates his co-star, Lisa.
The Simpsons - "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A new teacher arrives (guest voice Sofia Vergara) at Springfield Elementary, and a captivated Bart tries everything to win her over. Meanwhile, Homer decides to buy a new brand of “milk,” which causes early puberty, both for Bart (augmenting his wooing powers) and Lisa (whose small bout with acne opens her up to the world of makeup and popularity).
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Oolong Slayer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When investigating a serial killer, Jake enlists Holt’s help in an attempt to solve the case off the radar. At the precinct, Rosa and Amy are forced to deal with demands from an old adversary and Terry discovers a new obsession.
Family Guy - "The Heartbreak Dog" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Meg begins working at a retirement community and starts stealing from the residents. Then Chris finds out and wants in on the heist. When the residents catch them, they blackmail them and force the thieves to listen to all of their boring stories.
The Last Man on Earth - "Fourth Finger" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With little else to do, Tandy starts a prank war within the group. Meanwhile Todd establishes his dominance.
Monday, August 29
- Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Watch Tika on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Southside with You on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
- Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) - Walton appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identiy) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:05am on BET or on your local stations.
- Chris D'Elia, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and Brent Morin - The cast of Undateable are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
- Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally whips up a delicious Pea Pesto & Potatoes with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
- Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie bakes up her Sicilian Love Cake for dessert on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
- Tyler Labine (Deadbeat/Animal Practice/Mad Love/Sons of Tucson) - Tyler talks about Zoom on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril explains the surprising origins of his catchphrase “Bam!” on People Now at 8:30am.