Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tim Allen to Star in The Santa Clause TV Series; Lifetime Reunites with Jenna Dewan

Tim Allen - The Santa Clause

Disney Legend Tim Allen (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing) will executive-produce The Santa Clause (working title), a Disney+ Original limited series in which he reprises the beloved role of Scott Calvin from Walt Disney Pictures' blockbuster franchise. Production is set to begin in Los Angeles in March. Award-winning Jack Burditt (Last Man Standing, 30 Rock, Modern Family, Frasier, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) is the executive producer and showrunner and Kevin Hench (Last Man Standing), Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers. The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television. Allen won a People's Choice Award for his portrayal of Scott Calvin, Santa Claus's proxy, complete with expanding waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white whiskers in the 1994 film The Santa Clause. He went on to play the role in two sequels, both hugely popular movies, 2002's The Santa Clause 2 and 2006's The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

In the Disney+ series, Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can't be Santa forever. He's starting to lose a step in his Santa duties, and more importantly, he's got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two kids who have grown up at the Pole. With a lot of elves, children, and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.


Jenna Dewan

Lifetime announced a two-picture deal with entertainer Jenna Dewan (The Rookie, Witches of East End, Step Up) to star in and executive produce two new movies for Lifetime. The projects are currently in development, and one will be a film for the network's annual It's a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movie slate. Dewan returns to Lifetime, having previously starred in the series Witches of East End and highly rated movies She Made Them Do It and Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal. Dewan will produce through her company, Everheart Production, alongside executive Kyle McNally.

Jenna Dewan is an actress, host, dancer and producer who has starred in films including Step Up, Take the Lead and 10 Years. She can currently be seen starring on The Rookie, and recurring as "Lucy Lane" on Supergirl and now Superman & Lois, in addition to acting as a judge on the upcoming dance competition series Come Dance With Me. Additionally, Dewan has starred on television series including Lifetime's Witches of East End, Soundtrack, The Playboy Club and appeared on the sitcom Man with a Plan, The Resident and American Horror Story: Asylum. She was the host for the first two seasons of World of Dance. As a producer, Dewan won a Peabody Award for the documentary Earth Made of Glass and is an EP on the Youtube Premium/Starz's Step Up series. Dewan joins Lifetime's growing roster of actresses that will star in and executive produce multiple projects for the network including Reba McEntire (Reba McEntire's Christmas in Tune), Toni Braxton (Fallen Angels Murder Club), Angie Harmon (Barstow), Sarah Drew (Stolen By Their Father, Reindeer Games) and Tia Mowry (Miracle in Motor City).


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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Watch Josh on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela talk about their new book, The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There, on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Shining Vale/Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom/Molloy) - Mayim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer talks about her new memoir, Out of the Corner: A Memoir, on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Glen talks about Top Gun: Maverick on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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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)
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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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