Friday, January 05, 2024

CBS New Late Night Series After Midnight; Eric André Adult Swim Comedy Special; Remembering Glynis Johns and David Soul

After Midnight

CBS announced its new late-night series, After Midnight, hosted by Taylor Tomlinson, will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 12:37 AM, ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+, following a new episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. After Midnight, inspired by Comedy Central's Emmy Award-winning series @midnight, is the smartest show on television about the dumbest things on the internet. With celebrated comedian Taylor Tomlinson at the helm and a panel of guests from the worlds of entertainment, comedy, music and beyond, After Midnight is a late-night comedy series about what set the internet abuzz that day with a game show feel. Upcoming guests will be announced at a later date.


Eric André

Eric André will bring his anarchic comedy show Eric André Live Near Broadway to Adult Swim Thursday, January 18 at midnight ET/PT. Featuring André's lo-fi brand of late-night entertainment and punk rock comedy, his performance at Terminal 5 in New York City was filmed for the half-hour special, and includes guest appearances from Emmy(R) and Tony(R) winning actor Billy Porter alongside fan-favorite characters The Grim Reaper and The Fridge Keeper. A staple of Adult Swim programming since it first debuted in 2012, the sixth season of Eric Andre Show premiered on Adult Swim last year. André and Mike Rosenstein serve as Executive Producers. "Eric André Live Near Broadway" will also be available the next day on Max.


Glynis Johns

British actress Glynis Johns, who starred as Glynis Granville on Glynis and as Trudie Pepper on Coming of Age, has died. She died in Los Angeles, California, at an assisted living home, on January 4. Ms. Johns was 100.

Glynis - Keith Andes and Glynis Johns

Johns starred as Glynis Granville, a mystery writer, on the short-lived 1963 CBS sitcom Glynis. Keith Andes appeared as Keith Granville, Glynis' husband who works as a successful criminal defense attorney. Together, the couple would attempt to solve various crimes. George Mathews co-stars as Glynis' friend, Chick Rogers, a retired police officer, who offers advice and solace in her writing. The series was produced by Desilu and created and executive produced by Jess Oppenheimer, who originated I Love Lucy with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Coming of Age

She starred as Trudie Pepper on the 1988-1989 CBS sitcom Coming of Age. Trudie Pepper is a a senior citizen living in an Arizona retirement community called The Dunes. She is married to Ed Pepper (Alan Young). The cast included Paul Dooley, Phyllis Newman, Kevin Pollak, Ruta Lee and Lenore Woodward.

Cheers - Shelley Long and Glynis Johns

Johns guest starred as Helen Chambers, Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) mother, in a first season episode of Cheers in 1983. In "Someone Single, Someone Blue," Helen Chambers is an eccentric dowager who, due to a stipulation in Diane's late father's will, will lose all her money unless Diane is married by the next day.

She played Edna Miles in a 1984 episode of The Love Boat. She guest starred as Maureen in a 1987 episode of The Cavanaughs.

Johns appeared in four episodes of Batman in 1967 as villainess Lady Penelope Peasoup, one half of the evil duo with Rudy Vallée as her brother Lord Marmaduke Ffogg. Some of her other television guest appearances included Studio One, Lux Video Theatre, Adventures in Paradise, Naked City, Dr. Kildare, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Burke's Law, The Defenders (1964) and Murder, She Wrote.

She starred as Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins (1964). She received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mrs. Firth in The Sundowners (1967). Her last film appearance was as the grandmother of Molly Shannon's Mary Gallagher in the 1999 film Superstar.

Johns won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical in 1973 for her role as Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music.

Ms. Johns was a talented and versatile actress. She had a career spanning eight decades on stage and both the big and small screen. We thank her for the entertainment she brought us during her long career. She will be deeply missed.

David Soul

American-British actor and singer David Soul, who starred as Joshua Bolt on Here Come the Brides and as Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson on Starsky & Hutch, has died. He died on January 4 in London, England. Mr. Soul was 80.

Here Come the Brides

Soul starred as Joshua Bolt on the 1968-1970 ABC comedy western Here Come the Brides. The series was loosely based on Asa Mercer's efforts in the 1860s to import marriageable women (the Mercer Girls) from the East Coast cities of the United States to Seattle, where there was a shortage. The cast included Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, Bridget Hanley, Mark Lenard, Bo Svenson, Joan Blondell, Henry Beckham, Mitzi Hoag and Susan Tolsky.

Starsky & Hutch

He starred as Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson on the 1975-1979 ABC action/police drama Starsky & Hutch. The series' protagonists were two Southern California police detectives: David Michael Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and Kenneth Richard "Hutch" Hutchinson. Hutch is the divorced, blond, Duluth, Minnesota, native with a more reserved and intellectual approach. Soul directed three episodes of the series. He had a brief cameo in the 2004 movie version of Starsky & Hutch, alongside Paul Michael Glaser.

Soul starred as Ted Warrick on Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law in 1974. In 1979, he starred as Ben Mears in the CBS miniseries Salem's Lot. He played nightclub owner Rick Blain on the 1983 NBC drama Casablanca. He starred as Roy Champion on the 1983-1984 NBC primetime soap opera The Yellow Rose. He starred as John Westley "Westy" Grayson on the 1989 NBC police drama Unsub.

He guest starred on I Dream of Jeannie in 1967 and All in the Family in 1971. Some of his other television guest appearances included Flipper (1967), Star Trek, The Young Rebels, Dan August, Ironside, The F.B.I., The Streets of San Francisco, Circle of Fear, Cannon, The Rookies, McMillan & Wife, Medical Center, Gunsmoke, Crime Story, The Young Riders (2 episodes), Jake and the Fatman (2 episodes) and Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes).

Some of his other television directing credits included Miami Vice, Hunter, Heart of the City, Crime Story (2 episodes), China Beach and In the Heat of the Night.

As a singer, he scored one US hit and five UK hits with songs such as "Don't Give Up on Us" (US, CAN, & UK No. 1) in 1976 and "Silver Lady" (UK No. 1) in 1977.

Mr. Soul was a good actor and singer. He did a great job portraying Hutch for four seasons on Starsky & Hutch. We thank him for the entertainment he brought us on television. He will be greatly missed.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, June 19

The Conners - "When Sisters Collide and the Return of the Grifters" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene crashes Mark’s college trivia night to prove how smart she is. Elsewhere, Neville finds out the money he loaned Dan was used for something other than its intended purpose.

The Conners - "Hanging in Dorms With Boys and the Secret Life of Men" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene urges Ben to make some male friends as he feels anxious about turning 50. Elsewhere, Mark asks Harris to buy him and his friends beer for their dorm room.

Abbott Elementary - "Career Day Part 1" / "Career Day Part 2" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s a new year at Abbott Elementary, and Janine is as eager as ever. She plans a district-wide initiative – Career Day – and is anxious for it to be a success. Meanwhile, Ava has a new approach to her job, and Melissa is asked a surprising question.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Watch Dakota on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear/Girls) - Ebon is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (The Bear/Indebted/Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Biggs (Outmatched/Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason is a guest on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin talks about The Bikeriders on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - Joe chats about hosting the new Deal or No Deal Island on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is joining Drew and telling her all about receiving his first Oscar nomination, his most surreal moment on the red carpet and raising his two sons on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore ShoW, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is joining Drew and telling her all about being a mom to a three-year-old and her new comedy special Seasoned Professional on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Teri Hatcher (The Odd Couple/Sunday Dinner/Karen's Song/The Love Boat) - Teri talks about Lifetime's The Killer Inside: The Ruth Finley Story on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael discusses hosting NFL Honors and book, The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey through the Art and Craft of Humor, on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

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)

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02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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