Thursday, February 02, 2023

Paramount+ Begins Production on Frasier; Blindspotting Premieres 2nd Season in April

Frasier

Paramount+ announced that the news series Frasier, starring and executive produced by Kelsey Grammer, starts production this week. Shooting in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles, the new series follows Frasier Crane (Grammer) in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston, Mass., with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. Frasier has re-entered the building! The first two episodes of the new series will be directed by legendary director and television creator James Burrows. Over his distinguished career, Burrows has been the recipient of 10 Emmys and five Directors Guild of America Awards, where he also holds the honor of being the most nominated director in the history of television. Burrows is best known for his work as co-creator, executive producer and director of the critically acclaimed series Cheers. His television work also includes hit series Will & Grace, the original series Frasier, Friends, Wings, Night Court, Taxi and Dear John, among others.

In addition to Grammer, the new series stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier's son, Freddy; Nicholas Lyndhurst as Frasier's old college buddy turned university professor, Alan; Toks Olagundoye as Alan's colleague and head of the university psychology department, Olivia; Jess Salguerio as Freddy’s roommate, Eve; and Anders Keith as Frasier's nephew, David. Frasier comes from writers Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Joe Cristalli (Life in Pieces), who executive produce with Kelsey Grammer, Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Grammer’s Grammnet NH Productions.


Blindspotting

Starz announced its half-hour comedy series Blindspotting returns with a special two-episode premiere on Friday, April 14 and revealed several first-look images from the upcoming sophomore season. The series is co-created by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, with Casal also starring in the series alongside Emmy(R) winner Jasmine Cephas Jones and Academy Award(R)- winner Helen Hunt. The season two premiere of Blindspotting will air linearly on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Friday, April 14, immediately followed by episode two at 9:30 pm ET/PT. All subsequent episodes will air Fridays at 9:00 pm ET/PT. New episodes will be available to stream on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms in the US and Canada

Blindspotting centers on Ashley (Jones), who was nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles (Casal), her partner of 12 years and father of their son, Sean (Atticus Woodward) was suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic life when she is forced to move in with Miles's mother, Rainey (Hunt), and sister, Trish (Jaylen Barron). The series debuted to critical acclaim in 2021 and remains Certified Fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It maintains a lighthearted and fun tone while simultaneously tackling complex issues with a comedic and innovative twist, spotlighting the hilarious hijinks Ashley and family get into as she attempts to navigate the crazy chaos of her life in the Bay Area.

Season two picks up nine months after Ashley and Miles's prison nuptials in the season one finale, Ashley is doing backflips to try and raise their son on her own. She is reaching her breaking point and is taking it out on everyone around her. Miles is adjusting to life on the inside and counting down the days before their first family visitation weekend at San Quentin. Rainey is doing her best to make Ashley and Sean feel at home while trying to find a way to stay connected to her son behind bars, but Ashley holds all the cards. Trish's new business is flourishing, but she is dealing with jealousy issues now that her best friend and business partner Jacque (April Absynth) is dating Cuddie (Lance Holloway). Janelle (Candace Nicholas-Lippman) is growing frustrated with Ashley's constant need for support and has begun to miss her life back in Bali. And then of course Earl (Benjamin Turner), fresh out of prison himself for unintentionally breaking his probation, has moved out of Nancy's (Margo Hall) house and is trying to re-establish a relationship with his own family, and his past. Welcome back to the ordeal.

Blindspotting


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, July 15

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Walkout" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Gemma is holding a fundraiser for a new school pool, Tina and the other teachers are being overworked. Meanwhile, Dave convinces Calvin to finally commit to doing physical therapy for his knee.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stand-Off" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gemma and Tina are at odds with one another and Dave and Calvin try to bring them back together. Meanwhile, Marty is sick and not handling it well, so Malcolm fills in for him and goes to a baby class with Courtney.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Monday, July 15

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Watch Gina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julio Torres (Fantasmas/Los Espookys) - Julio is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Prime Video's My Spy: The Eternal City on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Danny Tamberelli (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), Lori Beth Denberg (The Steve Harvey Show) and Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Danny, Lori Beth and Kel are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Seth Rogen (Platonic/Undeclared) and Kristen Wiig (Palm Royale) - E! News has interviews with Seth and Kristen at 11pm on E!.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) and Camilla Luddington (Californication) - Jessica and Camilla are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Isla Fisher (Wolf Like Me) - Isla is telling Drew all about season two of Wolf Like Me, wanting to do a drama and embracing being a red head on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dulé Hill (The Wonder Years) - Dulé brings the Tam Fam his thrilling new docuseries The Express Way with Dulé Hill, where he travels across the country to meet talented and inspiring artists, on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin) - Flula talks about Prime Video's My Spy: The Eternal City on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
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