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

Friday, May 20

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 16)

Friday, May 20

  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Watch Glen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Fred Armisen (Schmigadoon!/Los Espookys/Forever) - Fred appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Bob is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Mr. Mayor/Me, Myself & I) - Bobby appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about the animated series Central Park on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld/Day by Day) - Julia appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zoey will be on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman/Big Lake) - Britt is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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)

02/08 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Ninth Season
02/22 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
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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