Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Celebrity IOU Gets 2nd Season; Remembering Sam Lloyd of Scrubs

Celebrity IOU

HGTV has picked up a sophomore season of its smash hit series, Celebrity IOU, which has attracted more than 18.9 million total viewers since its premiere just three weeks ago. In the second season, tentatively slated to premiere in early 2021, additional Hollywood A-listers will express deep gratitude to individuals who had a major impact on their lives - surprising them with big, heartwarming home renovations that bring everyone to tears. The star-studded, uplifting series features HGTV's popular real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott, who also serve as executive producers and work closely with each celebrity to deliver a renovation that is customized to meet the needs of a special person. Celebrity IOU is the #2 new unscripted original series in all of cable among P25-54 and W25-54 so far this year.

Premiering Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Celebrity IOU has spotlighted life-changing renovations from Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy and Viola Davis, with upcoming episodes this season to feature Michael Bublé and Rebel Wilson.


Sam Lloyd

Actor Sam Lloyd, who was best known for his role as lawyer Ted Buckland in Scrubs, has died. He died on April 30 in Los Angeles due to complications from lung cancer. Mr. Lloyd was 56.

City

Lloyd starred as Lance Armstrong, the obsessive and obnoxious head of the records department for the Department of City Services, in the 1990 CBS sitcom City. The series also starred Valerie Harper, Todd Susman, Tyra Ferrell, Stephen Lee, Liz Torres, Mary Jo Keenen, James Lorinz, LuAnne Ponce and Shay Duffin.

Double Rush

Lloyd starred as Barkley, the spaced-out dispatcher for the Double Rush bicycle messenger service in Manhattan, in the 1995 CBS sitcom Double Rush. The series also starred Robert Pastorelli, David Arquette, Corinne Bohrer, Adam Goldberg, D. L. Hughley and Phil Leeds.

He played Ray Giddeon, the New York City's Battery Park district precinct's sad sack perpetual victim, in the short-lived 2000 NBC sitcom Battery Park. It also starred Elizabeth Perkins, Justin Louis, Jacqueline Obradors, Robert Mailhouse, Jay Paulson, Frank Grillo, Bokeem Woodbine and Wendy Moniz.

Scrubs - Neil Flynn, Sam Lloyd and Zach Braff

He appeared in the recurring role of Ted Buckland, Sacred Heart Hospital's sad sack lawyer, in 95 episodes of the NBC sitcom Scrubs from 2001 to 2009. Lloyd was an accomplished singer with the a cappella group The Blanks, who appeared under the name The Worthless Peons (also known as Ted's Band) in the series. The cast of Scrubs included Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, Ken Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes and Neil Flynn.

Lloyd reprised the role of Ted Buckland in three episodes of Cougar Town in 2011 and 2012. He played Ricky, the obsessive TV enthusiast, in the Seinfeld episodes "The Cigar Store Indian" and "The Pie." Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Night Court, Champs, Coach, The Last Frontier, Goode Behavior, Ink, Mad About You, The Drew Carey Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Two Guys, a Girl and Pizza Place, Spin City, Malcolm in the Middle, 'Til Death, The Middle, Marry Me, Dr. Ken, Alex, Inc., Modern Family and American Housewife. He appeared in eight episodes of Desperate Housewives as Dr. Albert Goldfine from 2004 to 2005.

Mr. Lloyd was very good and funny in Scrubs. He did a great job playing sad sack type characters. He will be greatly missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, October 18

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Your Match" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin and Tina enlist the services of a professional matchmaker for Marty, they can’t help but get too caught up in the process. Also, Dave and Gemma adopt new roles during an unexpected date night.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Greasy Badge of Honor" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After indulging in a luxurious girls’ day with Dottie and Christina, Abishola worries she’s losing touch with her humble Nigerian roots. Also, Goodwin feels threatened when Kofo gets a pitch meeting with Bob.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 18)

Monday, October 18

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paula Pell (Girls5eva/Mapleworth Murders) - Paula appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Coldplay featuring Selena perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jamie Foxx (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Shalita Grant (Search Party/Santa Clarita Diet) - Shalita appears on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice/Shaping Up) - Jennifer talks about the killer remake of Chucky on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera bakes kid approved Halloween treats on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso/Son of Zorn/The Cleveland Show) - Jason talks about NBC's Saturday Night Live and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love/Love, Inc.) - Holly talks about Hallmark's Christmas Kick Off on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dylan Gilmer (Tyler Perry's Young Dylan) - Dylan talks about NBC's Tonight Show: Kid's Edition on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
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06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
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06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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