Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Fox Renews Duncanville for Second Season; Remembering Forrest Compton of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Duncanville

Fox Entertainment has ordered a second season of the new animated series Duncanville, to air during the 2021-2022 season. From Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler and Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully, Duncanville follows a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy with a rich fantasy life, and the people in his world.

In the series, Duncan (Poehler) can see adulthood on the horizon: money, freedom, cars, girls…but the reality is more like: always being broke, driving with your mom sitting shotgun and babysitting your little sister. He's not exceptional, but he has a wild imagination in which he’s never anything less than amazing. Poehler also voices Duncan's mother, Annie, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell voices Duncan's father, Jack. The series also features the voices of Emmy Award nominee Riki Lindhome, Betsy Sodaro, Yassir Lester and Zach Cherry, as well as guest voices Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa and Joy Osmanski.

Season-to-date, Duncanville averages 2.3 million multiplatform viewers and is Fox's most-streamed new comedy this season, while its premiere is Fox's most-streamed animated debut on record (7-day average).

Forrest Compton

Actor Forrest Compton, who appeared as Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., has died. He died on April 4 in Shelter Island, New York, from COVID-19 complications. Mr. Compton was 94.

Compton appeared in the recurring role of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray, the stern but fair battalion commander, in 41 episodes of the 1964-1970 CBS sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. . The cast included Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart (1965-1968), Ted Bessell (1965-1966), Barbara Stuart, William Christopher (1965-1968), Allan Melvin (1965-1969), Tommy Leonetti (1964-1965), Larry Hovis (1964-1965) and Elizabeth McRae (1967-1969).

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included Hennesey, My Three Sons, The Queen and I, Mayberry R.F.D., Hogan's Heroes and That Girl.

Forrest Compton

He portrayed attorney Mike Karr, the central character, in the long-running soap opera The Edge of the Night. He appeared in 432 episodes from 1971-1984. Compton was the third actor to play the crime fighting district attorney. Mike Karr was previously played by John Larkin and Laurence Hugo. Some of his soap opera guest appearances included As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Another World, All My Children and Loving.

Some of his drama guest appearances included Death Valley Days, Johnny Ringo, Troubleshooters, Fury, Flight, Route 66, Checkmate, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, The Invaders, Mannix, The F.B.I. and Ed.

Mr. Compton served with the 103rd Infantry Division in France during World War II. We thank him for his service to our country and for his acting roles. He will be greatly missed. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 27

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Watch Josh on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela talk about their new book, The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There, on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Shining Vale/Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom/Molloy) - Mayim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer talks about her new memoir, Out of the Corner: A Memoir, on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Glen talks about Top Gun: Maverick on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

ALT= Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)

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03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
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04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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