Thursday, December 10, 2020

CBS Schedules Two Series for February; Remembering Natalie Desselle-Reid of Eve

Clarice

CBS announced that Clarice, the highly anticipated new drama from acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and starring Rebecca Breeds in the title role, will debut Thursday, Feb. 11 from 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, following the conclusion of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. The drama stars Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling, Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler, Lucca de Oliveira as Tomas Esquivel, Kal Penn as Shaan Tripathi, Nick Sandow as Agent Clarke, Devyn Tyler as Ardelia Mapp and Marnee Carpenter as Catherine Martin.

Tough as Nails

Elsewhere, this past summer reality series Tough as Nails, executive produced, created and hosted by Emmy Award-winner Phil Keoghan, returns for its second season, Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT. 10 episodes aired in the summer, but it is unclear how many will air for the second season (probaly around the same amount).


Natalie Resselle-Reid

Actress Natalie Desselle-Reid, who starred as Janie Egins in Eve, has died. She died due to colon cancer on December 7. Ms. Desselle-Reid was 53.

Built to Last

Her first starring role was as Tammy Watkins in the short-lived 1997 NBC sitcom Built to Last. The series was based on the real-life family of comedian Royale Watkins. It centered on Royale Watkins, who put his career on hold to help run the family business, Watkins Construction, after his father had a mild heart attack. Watkin's real-life father ran an actual Watkins Construction in D.C.. It also starred Geoffrey Owens, J. Lamont Pope, Jeremy Suarez, Paul Winfield, Denise Dowse and Richard Speight Jr.

She had a recurring role as Eunetta in 8 episodes of the NBC/The WB sitcom For Your Love from 1998 to 2000. Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Family Matters, Getting Personal and Yes, Dear. She appeared in a 2003 episode of the NBC medical drama E/R. Her most recent television role was as the Ex Wife in the 2017 Comedy Central digital series Ya Killin' Me.

Eve

Desselle-Reid starred as Janie Egins in the 2003-2006 UPN sitcom Eve. It ran for three seasons and 66 episodes. Janie Egins was Shelly Williams (Eve) married friend who served as her voice of reason. The series revolves around two sets of male and female friends attempting to navigate relationships with the opposite sex. It also starred Jason George, Brian Hooks, Ali Landry and Sean Maguire.

She starred as Mickey in the 1997 film B.A.P.S., in which she appeared opposite Halle Berry. Some of her other film credits included Set It Off (1997), Def Jam's How to Be a Player (1997), Sweet Hideaway (2003), Gas (2004), Divas (2009), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), and Zoe Gone (2014). She appeared as Minerva, a stepsister to Cinderella (Brandy), in the 1997 ABC TV film Cinderella. She played Principal Davenport in the 2013 TV film A Mother's Rage.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Reid, and their three children: Sereno, Summer and Sasha.

Ms. Desselle-Reid was a talented and funny actress. She brightened the screen and made everything she appeared in much better. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment she brought us. She will be deeply missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, November 29

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Family Business" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Tina struggles to keep up with her job at Calvin’s auto shop, due to her burgeoning baking business, he faces a tough decision: should he fire his own wife? Also, Malcolm delays breaking up with a girlfriend when her son becomes an unexpected asset to his youth baseball team.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Light Duty" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Abishola and Kemi take a directionless Christina to see a Yoruba priest, where she learns that her toxic relationship with her mother may be stifling her growth. Also, Bob deals with the fallout of promoting Kofo over Goodwin when Goodwin has a panic attack at work.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 29)

Monday, November 29

  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Watch Kathy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alan Ruck (Spin City/Muscle/Going Places) - Alan appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. NBC's Today has Make Ahead Monday with Vanessa in the 9am hour.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice) - Jennifer appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Central Park/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Let's Get Physical) - Anan discusses her childhood sexual abuse, trauma and dissociative identity disorder diagnosis on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about True Story on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita talks about West Side Story on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family/Ed) - NBC's Today catches up with Julie in the 9am hour.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss talks about NBC's Annie Live! in the 9am hour.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke talks about Castle for Christmas in the 10am hour.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim talks about VH1's Adventures in Christmasing on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle is a guest on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August-November)

Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
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