Thursday, March 06, 2014

Facts of Life Stars Reunite on Hallmark Movie; NBC's American Comedy Awards on May 15

Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel

Mmm hmmm! A Facts of Life reunion is in the works on a Hallmark movie! Lisa Whelchel reunites with The Facts of Life co-star Kim Fields in For Better Or For Worse, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Fall 2014. The film, which is an adaptation of the bestselling novel For Better Or For Worse by Diann Hunt, has begun production in Vancouver, Canada. Antonio Cupo (Hats Off To Christmas!) co-stars alongside Whelchel and Fields in this heartwarming romantic comedy about a woman who learns that perhaps there is such a thing as second chances when facing the pleasures and pains of love. Wendy (Whelchel) is finally starting to settle into the single life after struggling with the death of her husband. After a difficult season of grief, she's taken over the family business of coordinating the town's most beautiful and memorable weddings with the help of her friend and co-worker Roseanne (Fields). However, when the charming and incredibly irritating Marco (Cupo) opens a legal practice that specializes in divorces right next to her wedding chapel, Wendy is going to make sure that she stops at nothing to promote her business and the sanctity of marriage. Along the way, Wendy learns that self-discovery and moving on are the ways to finding true happiness.


American Comedy Awards

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced the nominations for the American Comedy Awards, airing Thursday, May 15 from 9-11pm ET/PT on NBC. The American Comedy Awards is one of the only award shows in which the winners are determined through a combination of fan voting and voting among entertainment industry professionals. The American Comedy Awards will honor those who have achieved new heights during the past year in both film and television, as well as pay tribute to some of comedy's most enduring personalities. The telecast will acknowledge the work of stand-ups, those who specialize in movies and the actors and actresses who are seen by millions on TV every week. Comedy Central leads the nominations with a total of 12, followed by NBC with 11. In the film categories, This Is the End snagged 7 nominations, followed by Nebraska with 6. In the TV categories, NBC's Parks and Recreation leads all series with 6 nods, while Key & Peele and Modern Family follow with 5 nominations each.

Here are the television comedy portion nominees:

COMEDY SERIES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Saturday Night Live
Veep


ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES
Archer
Drunk History
Key & Peele
Kroll Show
Portlandia

COMEDY ACTOR - TV
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Jordan Peele, Key & Peele
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

COMEDY ACTRESS - TV
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR - TV
Aziz Ansari, Parks and Recreation
Will Arnett, Arrested Development
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS - TV
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Chelsea Peretti, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation

COMEDY WRITING - TV
Arrested Development
The Colbert Report
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

COMEDY DIRECTING - TV
Arrested Development
Eastbound & Down
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, February 20

Kevin Can Wait - "Neighborhood Watch" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Donna’s cousin, Irene (Claire Coffee), comes to visit with her chatty husband, Stuart (Alexander Chaplin), Kevin concocts an elaborate plan to avoid spending time with them by forming a neighborhood watch group with his buddies, including his neighbor, Rootger (Bas Rutten).

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Superior Donuts - "Trust Me" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Arthur is reluctant to let Franco make the shop’s bank deposit, Franco accuses his boss of not trusting him. Also, James regrets confiding in Randy after she shares an embarrassing secret about him with other cops at the station.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Jessica Shmessica" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bobby (Christopher Gorham) invites Caroline to a party to meet his family, she is eager to make a good impression but isn’t prepared for the torch that his mother and sisters still carry for Bobby’s ex-girlfriend. Also, Caroline’s nerves are even more frayed when the diner gang decides to tag along. Guest stars include Nora Dunn as Bobby’s mother, Teresa, and Kerri Kenney-Silver as his sister, Denise.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Monday, February 20

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.