Friday, June 16, 2023

truTV's Tacoma FD Returns July 20; Max Renews Velma, Clone High and More; Remembering Treat Williams

Tacoma FD

truTV will premiere season four of Tacoma FD on Thursday, July 20 at 10:00PM ET/PT with 13 new episodes. Kevin Heffernan (Chief Terry McConky) and Steve Lemme (Captain Eddie Penisi) return as TV's funniest firefighters who lead their eclectic crew, Marcus Henderson (Granny), Gabriel Hogan (Ike), and Hassie Harrison (Lucy) through new emergencies, a station renovation, and welcoming a new recruit Mickleberry, played by Chris Avila.

Tacoma FD is set in a firehouse in one of America's rainiest cities. These firefighters keep themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries and bizarre emergency calls. Joining the hijinks this season are celebrity guests Tony Danza as a guardian angel, David Arquette as Teddy Dickosi, Captain Penisi’s rival for the approval of the Chief, and more including Dexter Loomis, MC Gainey, Timothy Murphy & Amin Joseph. Returning favorites Joey Pantoliano, Paul Soter, Jim Rash, Jon Rudnitsky, Maria Russell and Jamie Kaler also appear throughout the 13 new episodes.




Young Love

Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, Max and Adult Swim, showcased the Max Original Adult Animation Slate at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival during her "Share With" session, unveiling the official second season trailer for the Max Original Ten Year Old Tom and revealing a first look image from the Max Original Young Love.

The presentation showcased Max Originals programming currently in development including Anything Factory, Uptown Bodega, and Keeping Up With the Joneses, detailed below. These programs in development are in addition to Makkos' current Max Originals slate that includes Harley Quinn, which Makkos announced will return for its fourth season this summer, Velma, Clone High, with season two currently in production for a 2024 debut, Fired on Mars, and the upcoming Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake, Scavengers Reign (in competition at Annecy), and DC's Harley Quinn spinoff Kite Man: Hell Yeah! (formerly announced with the working title Noonan's) and Creature Commandos, from producers James Gunn and Peter Safran.




Treat Williams

Actor Treat Williams, who starred as Dr. Andy Brown on Everwood, has died. He was involved in a motorcycle crash on June 13 on Vermont Route 30, near Dorset. He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center in New York, where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Williams was 71.

Good Advice

Williams starred as Jack Harold on the 1993-1994 CBS sitcom Good Advice. Divorce attorney Jack Harold is the love interest of Dr. Susan DeRuzza (Shelley Long), a successful marriage therapist and the author of a best-selling book on the subject, Giving and Forgiving. The series aired for 2 seasons and 17 episodes (plus 2 unaired episodes). The cast included George Wyner, Estelle Harris (season 1), Ross Malinger, Lightfield Lewis, Teri Garr (season 2) and Henriette Mantel (season 2).

Everwood

He starred as Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown on The WB 2002-2006 drama Everwood. The series is about a widowed neurosurgeon moving from New York City to the fictional small town of Everwood, Colorado with his two children. Williams was twice nominated in 2003 and 2004 for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor.

Williams starred as Eddie Dodd on the short-lived 1991 ABC drama Eddie Dodd. He starred as Dr. Nathaniel "Nate" Grant on the short-lived 2007 TNT medical drama Heartland. He played Don Kowalski on the 2011 Lifetime police drama Against the Wall. In 2015, he starred as Colonel Stephen Glen on the NBC action thriller American Odyssey. He starred as Mick O'Brien on the 2016-2022 Hallmark Channel drama Chesapeake Shores.

He appeared as David Morton in six episodes of Brothers & Sisters in 2006. He had recurring roles as Samuel Phelps/James Bennett in six episodes of White Collar from 2012 to 2013. He played Benjamin "Benny" Severide in 16 episodes of Chicago Fire from 2013 to 2018. He appeared as Lenny Ross, the former police partner of Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), in six episodes of Blue Bloods from 2016 to 2023.

Williams voiced himself and film character William Sullivan in a 2012 episode of The Simpsons. Some of his other television guest appearances included Tales from the Crypt, Road to Avonlea, Going to California, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Leverage, Hawaii Five-0 (2 episodes in 2013) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role as Michael Ovitz in the 1996 HBO movie The Late Shift.

He received Golden Globe nominations for his roles as George Berger in Hair (1979) and as Daniel Ciello in Prince of the City (1981). Some of his other film credits included 1941 (1979), The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (1981), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Flashpoint (1984), Smooth Talk (1985), Dead Heat (1988), The Phantom (1996), The Devil's Own (1997), Deep Rising (1998), The Substitute franchise (1998–2001), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Miss Congeniality 2 (2005) and 127 Hours (2010).

Mr. Williams was a talented and dependable actor. He made everything he appeared in much better. We thank him for his work on television and in films. He will be greatly missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, February 28

The Conners - "Shrinks Don't Talk and Kids Don't Sing" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark adjusts to his first day of college as a commuter student; meanwhile, Becky gets into a disagreement with Beverly Rose’s music teacher over a song.

Not Dead Yet - "Not Polite Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lexi combines the first two floors of the newsroom, leaving Nell to share a cubicle with T.J., a popular sportswriter who’s friends with everyone … except her.

Abbott Elementary - "Breakup" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Barbara’s church choir uses the gym for rehearsals, Ava notices tensions in the group. Jacob’s eagerness for a full social calendar worries Gregory. Melissa and Janine investigate a new substitute.

That Girl Lay Lay - "Lay Lay Goes Away-Way" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

That Girl Lay Lay - "Out the App 2: E-Lay-Lay-tric Boogaloo" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Wednesday, February 28

  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Watch Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She talks about Elsbeth on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Champions) and Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Fortune and Tig are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Cheryl and Susie are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - E! News has an interview with Zendaya at 11pm on E!.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is joining Drew and Ross Mathews at the Drew'ss News desk to discuss headlines like the Romy and Michele's High School Reunion sequel in the works and the American alternative to the Irish exit on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim discusses her wellness retreat and the upcoming new season of Netflix's The Upshaws on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) and Michael Beach (The Game) - The cast of Soul Food reunite and discuss Hulu's new Black Stories Always on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Diane Farr (Splitting Together/Like Family/The Job) - Diane discusses the CBS drama series Fire Country on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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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