Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Nick@Nite and TV Land May Highlights; Ice Cube Producing 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Big Screen Movie

Nick@Nite and TV Land announced their May programming to us and we will break it down for you as best as we could! They will continue to air the 90-second sitcom At the Poocharelli's Tuesdays at 9:57 p.m. in May. The series debuts on April 11. Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2 also continues in May, with the season finale on May 9. There will be a marathon prior to that day from 9 to 11 p.m. Also, on Mother's Day they will re-air the finale and showcase classic moms Roseanne and Clair Huxtable in Roseanne and The Cosby Show. And finally, Nick@Nite will have a four day marathon of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, showcasing famous famous. For all that and more, click here.
TV Land in May will have the season finale of Living in TV Land, with the episode on Davy Jones. They will also re-air the special that inspired the series, Living in TV Land: Dick Van Patten. TV Land will ask classic moms, "mother, may I?" during the week of May 8. A five night marathon featuring June Cleaver, Carol Brady, Florida Evans, Mrs. C, and Lily Munster/Morticia Addams. TV Land will also countdown the Top 10 Moms during that week and it will re-air on Mother's Day right after a special marathon of Nick@Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2. TV Land will reair the Top 10 TV Cars special followed by classic episodes of Miami Vice and Knight Rider. And an all-new special, TV Land Top 10 Dynamic Duos will air May 31 followed by an episode each of Andy Griffith and I Love Lucy. It'ss a full boat for TV Land in May, and you can follow all that in details here. TV Land will welcome Benson on June 3-4 with a 48-hour marathon before settling into its every night at 11 p.m. slot starting June 6.

Welcome Back, Kotter might be coming to the big screen very soon. Ice Cube is set to star and produce the movie which is a revival of the classic '70s sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan as Mr. Kotter. Kotter also starred John Travolta as one of the students. Kotter reruns can be seen currently on AmericanLife TV every Saturday night and anytime on In2TV online. As for the remake, Dimension Films has completed a deal to turn the classic ABC series into a feature film, with Ice Cube producing and playing the title character. Tom Brady (The Hot Chick) is finalizing a deal to write the script and direct. The movie will be produced by Cube, his Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez and Andrew Lazar. The hope is to shoot in the fall.
Cube, a product of the inner city, sparked to a project that allowed him a return to the 'hood. "There was no bigger fan of the original show than me, and I'm very excited to be able to put a new twist on it," Cube said.
Dimension head of production Richard Saperstein will shepherd Kotter with senior veep Matthew Stein and director of development Alex Franklin. The film will be played for laughs, with a tone comparable to School of Rock.

Stay tuned tomorrow for our pilot review of The WB sitcom Modern Men, which debuts this Friday at 9:30 p.m.


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Monday, July 22

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)

CBS announced a new Entertainment Tonight special, Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter, to air Monday, July 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)*.

Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner, this one-hour tribute honors the late comedian with a look back at his 70-year career, featuring never-before-seen interviews, and his final interview from his home in Los Angeles. The special takes an in-depth look at his journey from accountant to comedian to Hollywood icon, with rare behind-the-scenes footage of Bob on the set of his sitcoms and feature films, from the Entertainment Tonight vault. Included are new and archival interviews with some of Bob’s closest friends and co-stars, including Jim Parsons, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Bateman and Michael Weatherly. The show takes an intimate look inside Bob’s personal life and his marriage to the love of his life, Ginnie, with newly revealed stories about how he changed American culture through comedy.

Bob starred as Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley on the CBS television series The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978, and then as Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon on Newhart from 1982 to 1990, also on the Network. He had two other sitcoms on CBS in the 1990s, Bob and George and Leo. Bob played the recurring role of Professor Proton on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2013 to 2018, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award.

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Monday, July 22

  • Lamorne Morris (Woke/New Girl) - Lamorne guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (Bookie) - Watch Sebastian on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) and Hugh Jackman (Human Resources) - Ryan is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. E! News has interviews with Ryan and Hugh at 11pm on E!. They also talk about Deadpool & Wolverine on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am. Ryan appears on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Keanu Reeves (Swedish Dicks) - Keanu appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity/Bent) - Jesse is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joe Mantegna (The Simpsons/Soap) and Laci Mosley (iCarly/Single Parents/Florida Girls) - Joe and Laci are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken drops by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:01pm on Bravo.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/Victorious) - Elizabeth talks about Spread on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) and Michael Urie (Krapopolis/Partners) - Sutton and Michael talk about Once Upon a Mattress on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Rob talks about Deadpool & Wolverine on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat and Lucy Hale are telling Drew all about their new rom-com Which Brings Me to You on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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