Thursday, November 05, 2020

Dave Chappelle Returns to SNL for Post Election Episode; Remembering Writer Jeremy Stevens of Everybody Loves Raymond

Dave Chappelle - Foo Fighters - Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live returns this Saturday, Nov. 7 with host Dave Chappelle and musical guest Foo Fighters for its first episode since the Election. Chappelle will host SNL for the second time, having received an Emmy Award for his first hosting appearance following the 2016 presidential election. His most recent stand-up special, Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones, received three Emmys. Foo Fighters will perform as musical guest for the eighth time. The band is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.


Jeremy Stevens

Emmy-winning writer and producer Jeremy Stevens, who worked on Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. He died of renal failure on October 27 at his home in Northridge, California. Mr. Stevens was 82.

Some of his early sitcom writing credits included Carter Country, What's Happening!!, The Bad News Bears, Joe's World and Mork & Mindy. He worked as a writer with his writing partner Tom Moore on the talk show satires Fernwood Tonight and America 2-Night.

Stevens wrote four episodes of Dear John in 1989 and 1990. He worked as a producer for 24 episodes from 1989 to 1990. He appeared as Dick in the 1992 episode "Heartburn and Headache." His first sitcom acting role was as Marty Davidson, a man proposing marriage to Brenda (Julie Kavner), in the 1976 Rhoda episode "You Deserve a Break Today."

He worked as a writer on eight episodes of Coach from 1993 to 1995. He worked as a producer for the series from 1993 to 1995. He was a creative consultant for Baby Talk, The Man in the Family and Down the Shore.

Stevens wrote 15 episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005. He worked as a producer for the entire nine-year run of the series. He was also a creative consultant from 1996 to 1997. He shared Emmy wins in 2003 and 2005 when Everybody Loves Raymond won for Outstanding Comedy Series. Stevens later worked as a supervisor on the successful Russian version Voroniny, which was created by Philip Rosenthal.

He was one of the founding writers for the PBS educational children's television series The Electric Company. He won his first Emmy Award in 1973 when the series won for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Entertainment/Fictional.

Stevens worked as a head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live in 1980-1981. Some of his other television writing credits included Playboy After Dark, The Diahann Carroll Show, The Richard Pryor Show, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters and Thicke of the Night.

He co-wrote with Mark Reisman the 1985 film Summer Rental. It was directed by Carl Reiner and starred John Candy. Stevens also had a cameo role in the film.

Stevens was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on September 6, 2006.

Survivors include his wife Margie, daughter Nellie Reed and her husband Corey; son Billy and his wife Grace; daughter Lorie; and two grandchildren, Oscar and August Reed.

Mr. Stevens worked on more than ten sitcoms during his career. We thank him for his work on Everybody Loves Raymond and other series. He will be greatly missed.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, June 12

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 10)

Wednesday, June 12

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Watch Tiffany on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Ferrell (The Office) - Will appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) and Jessica Lowe (Wrecked) - Kevin and Jessica are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo. He also talks about Inside Out 2 on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly/Crowded/Drake & Josh) - Miranda can be heard on the Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel appears on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - NBC's Today catches up with Minnie in the 9am hour.
  • Amy Ryan (Only Murders in the Building/The Office/The Naked Truth) - Amy talks about Sugar on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens/Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer talks about her new film Fresh Kills and directing debut on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Baumgartner (The Office) - Brian shares a tasty dish from his cookbook Seriously Good Barbecue on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth/The Bear) - Ayo chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


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