Friday, February 17, 2023

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Season 2 Details; Adult Swim Comedy Royal Crackers Premieres April 2; Remembering Raquel Welch

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

Disney+ revealed the new trailer and premiere date for season two of the Disney+ Original series Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., which dives into the highs and lows of teen romance, while capturing the beauty of Hawaii. The Disney Branded Television series which was nominated for four CAFE Emmy's is produced by 20th Television and premieres Friday, March 31 on Disney+. When Lahela's (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) first love, Walter (Alex Aiono) returns from the World Surf Tour, he’s not the same boyfriend she said good-bye to months before. But she's not the same girl either. That becomes clear when she meets a bad boy on a dirt bike, Nico (Milo Manheim.) She's faced with a decision: fight for what she knows is true, or give new love a chance. It's all complicated by the pressures of being a teenage doctor. Luckily, she has her family, coworkers and best friend Steph (Emma Meisel) to support her along the way.

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Lahela 'Doogie' Kamealoha, Kathleen Rose Perkins as Dr. Clara Hannon, Jason Scott Lee as Benny Kamealoha, Matthew Sato stars as Kai Kamealoha, Wes Tian stars as Brian Patrick Kamealoha, Emma Meisel stars as Steph Denisco, Mapuana Makia as Noelani, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Charles, Ronny Chieng as Dr. Lee, Alex Aiono as Walter, and joining the cast this season is Milo Manheim as Nico. Season one of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. is currently available to stream on Disney+. All four seasons of Doogie Howser, M.D. starring Neil Patrick Harris will be available to stream on Disney+ in the U.S. starting March 15.




Royal Crackers

A Bakersfield family's once-successful cracker company dynasty is up for grabs in Adult Swim's newest animated comedy, Royal Crackers. Created by and starring Jason Ruiz, the half-hour series also stars Andrew Santino (Dave), Jessica St. Clair (Veep, American Housewife, The Deep Dive podcast), and David Gborie (Exploding Kittens, All Fantasy Everything podcast). Royal Crackers will debut Sunday, April 2 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim and the next day on HBO Max. Royal Crackers was once the king of snacks, but the empire is crumbling. When the family patriarch, tyrannical company founder Theodore Hornsby Sr. ends up in a "super coma," the rest of the Hornsbys will take their lack of talent and business acumen and try to make Royal Crackers the success it once was.

Royal Crackers also stars Emmy winner Maile Flanagan (Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Naruto, Not Dead Yet) and Fred Tatasciore (Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal). Ruiz serves as executive producer along with Seth Cohen (The Last Man on Earth). The series is produced by Titmouse. The first three episodes of Royal Crackers will debut on Adult Swim on Sunday, April 2, with new episodes premiering weekly Sunday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series will also debut globally on HBO Max beginning April 3.


Raquel Welch

Actress Raquel Welch was known for her roles in the films Fantastic Voyage, One Million Years B.C. and The Three Musketeers. Her work on sitcoms included some memorable guest appearances and a starring role on Welcome to The Captain. She died from cardiac arrest on February 15 at her home in Los Angeles, California. At the time of her death, she was also suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Ms. Welch was 82.

Raquel Welch and Paul Ford - The Baileys of Balboa

Welch appeared as the glamorous billboard girl and presenter on the ABC weekly variety show The Hollywood Palace in 1964 and 1965. Some of her early sitcom guest appearances included McHale's Navy, Bewitched, Wendy and Me and The Baileys of Balboa (pictured with Paul Ford). She was one of many actresses who auditioned for the role of Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan's Island.

Raquel Welch as Captain Nirvana on Mork & Mindy

She guest starred as Captain Nirvana, an alien bounty hunter pursuing Mork (Robin Williams), in the one-hour "Mork vs. the Necrotons" episode of Mork & Mindy, which aired on November 18, 1979. Mork is captured by a female Necroton warrior named Captain Nirvana and her minions Kama and Sutra. She uses feminine charms to get information about Earth out of Mork's mind.

Raquel Welch on Spin City

Welch had a recurring role as Abby Lassiter, Paul Lassiter's (Richard Kind) mom, in three episodes of Spin City from 1997 to 2000. Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Evening Shade, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and 8 Simple Rules.

Raquel Welch on Seinfeld

She played an exaggerated and highly temperamental version of herself in the Season 8 finale episode of Seinfeld titled "The Summer of George" in 1997. Kramer is forced to fire Welch from the lead role in a fictional Tony Award-winning musical, while Elaine gets into a "catfight" with her after a chance encounter on the street.

Welcome to The Captain

Welch starred as Charlene Van Ark on the short-lived 2008 CBS single-camera sitcom Welcome to The Captain. She spoofed herself playing a sultry actress. The series, which aired for five episodes, is about a young writer (Fran Kranz) whose life changes when he moves into a legendary old Hollywood apartment building. It also starred Chris Klein, Joanna Garcia, Al Madrigal, Valerie Azlynn and Jeffrey Tambor.

She was a regular as Dianna Brock in the second season of the CBS primetime soap opera Central Park West (also known as CPW) in 1996. She played Aunt Dora in the first season of the PBS drama American Family in 2002. She was a recurring guest star as Rosa, Ricky's (Barry Watson) mother-in-law, in the 2017 Canadian-American comedy-drama Date My Dad.

Some of her other television guest appearances included The Virginian, The Rogues, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and CSI: Miami. She hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1976. She appeared on The Muppet Show in 1978 where she sang the duet "I'm a Woman" with Miss Piggy.

Welch starred as Cora Peterson in the 1966 American science fiction adventure film Fantastic Voyage. She starred as Loana in the British adventure fantasy film One Million Years B.C. in 1966. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974 for her performance as Constance Bonacieux in The Three Musketeers (1973). Some of her other film credits included Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Riles (1969), Myra Breckinridge (1970), Hannie Caulder (1971) and Kansas City Bomber (1972).

Raquel Welch on Mork & Mindy

Ms. Welch was a talented and lovely actress. Although she was best known for her work in drama films, she was able to show her comedic side in some sitcoms. It was nice that she was able to poke fun at her reputation as being a diva and difficult to work with. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment she brought us during her career. She will be deeply missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 20

Night Court - "Taught and Bothered" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Abby finds she has a crush on the HR rep who's come to teach the Night Court crew about respect in the workplace; Wyatt gets more than he bargained for when he asks Dan for a thank-you.

Extended Family - "The Consequences of Helping People" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Julia helps get Jim out of a jam by lying and conniving to get his friend's kid into an exclusive private school, but there are unforeseen consequences to her dishonesty.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Catch Jenny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jon Cryer (Extended Family/Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abigail Spencer (Extended Family) and Donald Faison (Extended Family/The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Abigail and Donald talk about Extended Family on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Josh in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Swank (Camp Wilder) and Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Hilary and Alan talk about Ordinary Angels on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Gina talks about the new season of Not Dead Yet on ABC on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is joining the Drew's News desk to cover stories like why baby talk might be a sign of a healthy relationship and choker necklaces making a comeback in 2024 on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


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

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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