Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Celebs Line Up for Season 2 of Pyramid; NBC Pulls Powerless

Michael Strahan - The $100,000 Pyramid

The iconic Pyramid is back when it returns Sunday, June 11 at 10:00 pm EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Hosted by Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan, The $100,000 Pyramid, a summer 2016 hit series that averaged seven million Total Viewers in its first season, features an all-star cast of celebrities who take center stage and partner with contestants from across the country to compete against each other with hopes of making it to the winners' circle and capturing the ultimate prize of $100,000.

Season Two Celebrity Guest Lineup:
Ken Jeong (ABC's Dr. Ken”) vs Dave Foley (ABC's Dr. Ken)
Cam Newton (The Carolina Panthers) vs Brandon Marshall (The New York Giants)
Tom Bergeron (ABC's Dancing with the Stars) vs Jennifer Nettles (Grammy®-Award winning singer)
Margaret Cho (stand-up comedian/actress) vs Michael Rapaport (actor)
Wendie Malick (actress Hot in Cleveland) vs Jesse Palmer (ABC's Good Morning America)
Dr. Mehmet Oz (The Dr. Oz Show) vs Retta (Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce)
Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) vs Debi Mazar (Younger)
Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) vs Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live)
David Arquette (actor) vs RuPaul (RuPaul's Drag Race)
Justin Hartley (This is Us) vs Chrissy Metz (This is Us)
Eric Decker (The New York Jets) vs Apolo Ohno (US Olympic Athlete)
Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show) vs Curtis Stone (chef and restaurateur)
Vanessa Williams (singer/actress) vs Gary Cole (actor)
Lance Bass (N'Sync) vs Joey Fatone (N'Sync)
Kyle Busch (professional NASCAR race driver) vs Lara Spencer (ABC's Good Morning America)
Usher (Grammy®-Award winning singer) vs Robin Thicke (singer/songwriter)
Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) vs Erin Andrews (ABC's Dancing with the Stars)
Ali Wentworth (actress/comedian) vs Kathy Najimy (actress/comedian)
Kathy Najimy (actress/comedian) vs Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) vs LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) vs Willie Garson (Sex and the City)
Taye Diggs (actor/model) vs Jenna Fischer (The Office)
Cobie Smulders (Marvel's The Avengers) vs Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist: Redemption)
Richard Kind (actor) vs Rachel Dratch (ABC's Imaginary Mary)
Kal Penn (ABC's Designated Survivor) vs Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out)
Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) vs Kate Flannery (The Office)
Von Miller (The Denver Broncos)


Powerless

NBC has pulled struggling super hero sitcom Powerless from its lineup effective immediately. The Vanessa Hudgens comedy has aired 9 episodes from its 12 episode order. No word if NBC will burn-off the remaining three episodes on a Saturday or the summer yet (or even online). Original airings of Superstore will now fill the timeslot beginning this Thursday (April 27) at 8:30pm for the next two weeks, following a rerun at 8pm. The finale is slated for May 4.

In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk and Ron Funches also star.


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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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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 22)

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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