Friday, May 20, 2022

HBO Renews Barry for Season 4; Apple TV+ Comedy Trying Returns in July; Remembering Maggie Peterson of The Andy Griffith Show

Barry

HBO announced that the critically acclaimed dark comedy series Barry has been renewed for a fourth season. Season four will begin production in Los Angeles in June, with Bill Hader directing all eight episodes. Hader and Alec Berg are the series co-creators and executive producers. The Emmy®-winning dark comedy series Barry, starring Emmy®-winner Bill Hader, returned for its eight-episode third season on April 24 with episodes airing weekly on HBO and HBO Max. The season three finale airs on June 12.

Season 3 logline: Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry (Bill Hader) is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren't the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? Season three finds Barry and the other characters trying to make the right choice. Season 3 cast: Season three Emmy®-nominated and winning cast regulars include: Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Emmy®-winner Henry Winkler and Sarah Burns. Returning recurring cast includes D'Arcy Carden and Michael Irby.


Trying

Apple TV+ unveiled a first-look and the premiere date for the third season of the beloved comedy series Trying, which will make its global debut exclusively with the first episode on Friday, July 22, 2022 with new episodes every Friday through September 9, 2022. After a dramatic end to season two, the eight episode third season picks up with Nikki (BAFTA nominee Esther Smith) and Jason (SAG Award-nominee Rafe Spall) waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Now they just have to keep hold of them, which proves to be trickier than they initially thought. Thrown straight into the parental deep-end, Nikki and Jason's relationships with each other and with their nearest and dearest are tested as they desperately try to navigate the ups and downs of parenting - while hanging onto their kids, and their sanity. In addition to Smith and Spall, the season three cast includes Eden Togwell (as 'Princess'), Mickey McAnulty (as 'Tyler'), Oliver Chris (as 'Freddy'), Sian Brooke (as 'Karen'), Darren Boyd (as 'Scott') and Robyn Cara (as 'Jen').

Maggie Peterson

Actress and singer Maggie Peterson (sometimes credited as Maggie Mancuso), who was best known for playing Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. She died in her sleep, surrounded by family and friends, on May 15 in Colorado. She had been in declining health following the death of her husband Gus. Ms. Peterson was 81.

Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show

Peterson guest starred as Charlene Darling on five episodes of the CBS sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1963 to 1966. The Darlings are a fictional family of musically inclined hillbillies. Charlene Darling is the only daughter of Briscoe Darling (Denver Pyle). She is an attractive but naïve young, blonde woman who often caused trouble for Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and his family with her flirtatious behavior and her belief in mountain lore. The Darling Boys were played by The Dillards, an American bluegrass band. She performed on the songs "Salty Dog Blues," "Shady Grove," and "There Is a Time." Peterson reprised her role of Charlene Darling in the 1986 NBC TV movie Return to Mayberry.

Maggie Peterson in A Girl for Goober

She returned in the final season of The Andy Griffith Show in 1968 to play the character of Doris, the dating interest to Sam Jones (Ken Berry), in the episode "A Girl for Goober."

Maggie Peterson and Bill Dana - The Bill Dana Show

Peterson starred as Susie, a waitress in the coffee shop at the Park Central Hotel, on eight episodes of the second season (1964) of the 1963-1965 NBC sitcom The Bill Dana Show. The plot follows the daily lifestyle of Latin American José Jiménez (Bill Dana), as a bellhop in a New York City hotel. The series was a spin-off from Make Room for Daddy, which showed the character of José as an elevator operator before he became a bellhop. The cast included Jonathan Harris, Gary Crosby (1963-1964) and Don Adams.

Maggie Peterson on Green Acres

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (as Eileen Carson in "The Blind Date"), The Queen and I (1969), Love, American Style (1970), Green Acres (2 episodes), Mayberry R.F.D. (as Edna, a cafe waitress) and The Odd Couple (2 episodes).

She starred as the innocent Rose Ellen Wilkerson in the 1969 film The Love God?, starring next to Don Knotts. She played Mrs. Toback in the 1969 film Angel in My Pocket, which starred Andy Griffith.

Maggie Peterson

She lived in Las Vegas where she worked for the Nevada Film Commission as a location scout for film and television. She was married to her husband Gus Mancuso, a jazz musician, for more than 40 years until his death on December 9, 2021.

Ms. Peterson was delightful as Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show. She was a frequent guest at the Mayberry Days Festival in Mount Airy, North Carolina. She appeared as a guest of honor at the Mayberry In The Midwest Festival in Danville, Indiana, in May 2016 and May 2019. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment that she brought us on television. She will be deeply missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 6

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Tuesday, December 6

  • Charlotte Nicdao (Mythic Quest) - Catch Charlotte on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael will be on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) and Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives) - Casey and Danielle are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. They join Sherri for a Reality Roast on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun/The Girl with Something Extra) - Sally chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (How to Be a Bookie) - Sebastian talks about his upcoming comedy special on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Janelle James (Abbott Elementary) - Janelle discusses the latest on the ABC smash hit series Abbot Elementary on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night), Nia Long (Dear White People/Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Married/Second Generation Wayans) - Morris, Nia and Regina are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is filling Rachael in on her holiday plans and her new movie Holiday Harmony on Holiday Harmony on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
More Recent and Upcoming TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

12/06 - Remembering Kirstie Alley of Cheers and More; Final Season of The Flash in February on The CW
12/05 - NBC Orders Full Season of Lopez vs. Lopez; Apple TV+ Christmas Collection
12/04 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 5, 2022)
12/03 - SitcomsOnline Digest: First Look at That '90s Show; Warner Bros. Discovery Makes More Changes, Including Ending Live News at HLN
12/02 - Classic Holiday Game Show Block on GSN; Zooey Deschanel Gets Discovery+ Series
12/01 - Apple TV+ Announces Premiere Date for Shrinking; Disney Producing Animated Sitcom
11/30 - That '90s Show Premieres Jan. 19; The CW Midseason 2023 Schedule
11/29 - Master Minds Returns Jan. 9 on Game Show Network; Remembering Sons & Daughters Co-Creator Nick Holly, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Ron Masak and Others We Recently Lost
11/28 - The Game Revival Season 2 Trailer, Premieres Dec. 15; Reno 911! Holiday Movie on Comedy Central
11/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 28, 2022)
11/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Kelsey Grammer Explains Why David Hyde Pierce Won't Return to Frasier Reboot; NBC to End Year with Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton
11/25 - George Lopez Reunion on Lopez vs. Lopez on Dec. 16; Marc Maron Gets HBO Comedy Special
11/24 - 2022 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend Include Soap Every Episode Marathon
11/23 - Fran Drescher Hosts The Nanny Marathon on COZI TV; Fox Gets Celebs for TMZ Christmas Special
11/22 - NBC Schedules New Game Show During Holidays; Peacock Teams Up with Comedian Sean Patton
11/21 - Letterkenny Returns for Season 11 on Hulu; The White Lotus Season 3 Ordered
11/20 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 21, 2022)
11/19 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Vicki Lawrence to Guest Star in Call Me Kat; Grey's Anatomy Gets a Little Less Grey
11/18 - Bounce Orders New Sitcom for Spring 2023; Remembering Hogan's Heroes Star Robert Clary, The Bob Newhart Show and Taxi Co-Creator David Davis, and Head of the Class Co-Creator Richard Eustis
11/17 - MeTV's A Very Merry MeTV Schedule; HBO Max's Sort Of Returns Dec. 1
11/16 - Comedic Stars Line Up for Baking It Holiday Special; Atsuko Okatsuka Gets First HBO Special
11/15 - CBS Midseason 2023 Schedule; Oprah Interviews Abbott Elementary Megastar
11/14 - Netflix Books Sebastian Maniscalco Comedy Special; Hallmark Channel Signs Hunter King for Movies
11/13 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 14, 2022)
11/12 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Midseason Premiere Dates Set for Reboots of 80s Classics; Abbott Elementary Still Strong in Ratings
11/11 - Chris Rock Live Comedy Special Set for Netflix; Hulu Renews This Fool for Season 2
11/10 - Fox Orders New Animated Comedy for 2024; Netflix Picks Up Reggaeton Comedy Neon
11/09 - NBC Midseason 2023 Schedule; Apple TV+ Renews Bad Sisters for Season 2
11/08 - ABC Midseason 2023 Schedule; Fox 2023 Midseason Schedule
11/07 - Showtime and Paramount Network Set Simultaneous Premiere; Jeff Dunham's New Comedy Central Special
11/06 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 7, 2022)