Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Reimagine That! Talks To Richard Kline About the Joyce DeWitt/Suzanne Somers Reunion; Just My Show Interviews Cosby Show's Geoffrey Owens

Richard Kline
It's an all-podcast blog today! On the eve of pop culture's historic Joyce DeWitt-Suzanne Somers peace summit, er, YouTube reunion following their legendary 31-year estrangement, Three's Company co-star Richard Kline -- TV's lovably libidinous Larry Dallas -- breaks his silence on Chris Mann's Reimagine That! about their reconciliation and offers his insights into Suzanne's contentiou$ 1981 exit from their hit 1977-84 sitcom. The accomplished stage and screen actor/director/acting coach also reveals how he's coped with the loss of his dear friend, Three's Company star John Ritter, who tragically passed away in 2003. As the breakthrough sitcom reaches its 35th anniversary this spring, Kline reveals his previous plans for a stage version of the wacky roommate farce and describes his experience as James Franco's special guest last year during the Oscar-nominated actor's bizzare Sundance presentation Three's Company: The Drama. Finally, find out the hysterical comment Richard made to a PerezHilton.com story quoting Suzanne as saying that "everybody's gone from that show."
Also, host and Three's Company tell-all author Chris Mann offers an exclusive, in-depth historical analysis of Suzanne and Joyce's separation -- including Joyce's repeated efforts to reconcile in the last 15 years -- as well as failed attempts at/missed opportunities for Three's Company reunions from the mid-'90s onward. You won't get this detailed backstory anywhere else, folks! Finally, Reimagine That! resident dream weaver Yvonne Ryba shares fascinating insights about inspirational dreams. So go listen to this MUST-LISTEN podcast from the great Chris Mann! And stay with us tomorrow for the highly anticipated reunion between Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers, as it goes viral! What a birthday present for me (Pavan) as today's my birthday.
(Back in July, we at SitcomsOnline.com also interviewed Richard Kline, so you might want to check that out as well!)

Geoffrey Owens

Next, our buddy Eric of Just My Show is back for another classic TV podcast featuring an interview with a classic TV star! Just My Show kicks off its seventh season with special guest Geoffrey Owens (Elvin!) from The Cosby Show! Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Elvin and one of the greatest TV comedies of all-time. From joining the Cosby Show cast to its racial impact and its historic finale...it's all at Just My Show! Was Elvin really a male chauvinist or what? You'll find out here! Plus, remembering Kotter's Robert Hegyes, John Parr revisits St. Elmo and more in the latest edition of New News About Old Stuff.
So without further adieu, listen to this must-listen podcast with Elvin!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, November 16

Fresh Off the Boat - "Sub Standard" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica and Louis are thrilled beyond belief when they discover that a Chinese family – Elaine (Ming-Na Wen), Julius (Reggie Lee) and son, Horace (Jimmy O. Yang) – have moved into the neighborhood. Jessica immediately bonds with Elaine, who helps her solve an issue with the HOA, and Louis decides to introduce Julius to Marvin and hang out together. Meanwhile, when Evan goes door-to-door collecting information for the census bureau, Eddie and Emery come up with a plan to impersonate being census takers in order to find out when the owners of a pool are out of the house so they can sneak over and use it.

Speechless - "C-E-- CELEBRITY S-U-- SUITE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the DiMeos land in the hospital on Thanksgiving, Maya’s determination to save the holiday leads to an uneasy truce with her rival, Melanie Hertzal (Sarah Chalke); and Jimmy gets jealous when Kenneth bonds with his brother, Billy (Rob Corddry). Meanwhile, wounds from an old breakup are re-opened, but Ray finds brand-new love in an unlikely place.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy struggles with rejection as a fashion designer; Vanessa feels regret about her career path.

The Cool Kids - "Thanksgiving at Murray's" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Margaret gets an invite to an exclusive potluck for Thanksgiving, she takes Sid with her.

Andi Mack - "Cookie Monster" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi, Bowie and Bex are surprised by an impromptu visit by Bowie's mother; while hanging out with T.J.'s friends, Cyrus faces a dangerous situation; Buffy and Jonah learn a secret about their school principal.

Coop & Cami Ask the World - "Would You Wrather Get Lost?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jenna warns Coop and Cami they have to start taking better care of their little brother, Ollie, or he won't be able to be their test pilot on the show anymore; the duo tries to step up, but winds up losing Ollie at the mall.

Raven's Home - "Winners and Losers" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Booker and Nia are excited to be named student ambassadors of their school, until they learn that their first job is to welcome Mitch as a new student.

The Paynes - "Social Media'd" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Nyla and Kendrick reconnect.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Friday, November 16

  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lisa Edelstein (The Kominsky Method/Leap of Faith/Almost Perfect) - Lisa visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron opens up about surviving Hollywood as a child actor on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Erin Cahill (Free Ride) - Erin talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Last Vermont Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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