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, August 3

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Dealbreaker" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma sets a reluctant Malcolm up on a blind date with a teacher at her school, she discovers new details about the origins of her relationship with Dave. Also, Marty helps Calvin and Tina plan for their future.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Big, White Thumb" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Abishola takes her relationship with Bob to the next level when she invites him into an intimate part of her life: church. Also, Kemi fights with Ogechi (Kimberly Scott) to be Chukwuemeka’s favorite.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 3)

Monday, August 3

  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) - Watch Jane on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Beth and Tichina are guests on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short/I'm a Big Girl Now) - Martin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.


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05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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