‘Frasier’ reboot: Kelsey Grammer reprising role 17 years after show ended – CNN

The hit 90s sitcom “Frasier” is set to return to screens, with Kelsey Grammer reprising his role as radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane in the reboot, ViacomCBS confirmed Wednesday.

Source: ‘Frasier’ reboot: Kelsey Grammer reprising role 17 years after show ended – CNN

‘SNL’ cold open shows ‘angry’ Cuomo offering ‘lame’ apology for nursing home scandal | Fox News

“Saturday Night Live” called out New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a Republican, in the show’s cold open this weekend in a segment where the politicians were supposed to apologize for their separate scandals.

Both were welcomed on a show called “Oops, You Did It Again,” hosted by Britney Spears, played by “SNL” cast member Chloe Fineman. The premise of the show: Allow guests to give “lame” apologies — such as the decades’-late mea culpas the real-life Spears has received from celebrities like ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake after the recent documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”

Cuomo, played in New York tough-guy style by Staten Island-born cast member Pete Davidson, seemed a bit reluctant to take responsibility over allegations his administration withheld data about nursing home coronavirus deaths and that he threatened people who spoke out about it.

Source: ‘SNL’ cold open shows ‘angry’ Cuomo offering ‘lame’ apology for nursing home scandal | Fox News

Dustin Diamond Dead: ‘Saved by the Bell’ Actor Dies at 44 – Variety

Dustin Diamond, known for playing the lovable geek Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” died due to carcinoma on Monday morning in a Florida hospital. He was 44.

The actor was diagnosed with the cancer and hospitalized just three weeks ago.

“In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution,” the actor’s agent, Roger Paul, said in a statement. “Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful.”

Source: Dustin Diamond Dead: ‘Saved by the Bell’ Actor Dies at 44 – Variety

Cloris Leachman Dead: Actress Dies at 94 | PEOPLE.com

Cloris Leachman, the decorated actress of stage and screen best known for her role as the annoyingly perfect landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died. She was 94.

Leachman’s manager, Juliet Green, confirms to PEOPLE that the actress died Wednesday of natural causes.

“It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time. There was no one like Cloris. With a single look she had the ability to break your heart or make you laugh till the tears ran down your face. You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic,” says Green.

“She loved her children and her grandchildren ferociously. A lifelong vegetarian, she was a passionate advocate for animal rights. The family requests that any donations in her name be made to PETA or Last Chance for Animals,”

According to TMZ, which first reported the news, she passed away at her home in Encinitas, California, with her daughter, Dinah, beside her. The actress had a Hollywood career for the history books. Seven decades in the business. One of the original members of the famed Actors Studio in New York City. An Oscar. A Golden Globe. And over 20 Emmys nominations and nine wins — more trophies than any other television performer in history.

Born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, as the eldest of three sisters, Leachman was bit by the acting bug at an early age — appearing in children’s plays at Drake University when she was just 8. Her mother, also named Cloris, encouraged her daughter’s early interest in entertaining and served as an inspiration for Leachman’s sense of humor throughout her career.

Source: Cloris Leachman Dead: Actress Dies at 94 | PEOPLE.com

New videos explain recycling at Westmoreland Cleanways center in Unity | TribLIVE.com

If you’re not sure what electronics you can recycle at Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, the Unity-based nonprofit has a video for you.

As Westmoreland Cleanways Executive Director Ellen Keefe notes in one of four new informational videos posted on the organization’s website, among the most frequent calls received at its center near Pleasant Unity are inquiries about recycling televisions and computers.

Keefe points out that Pennsylvania law prohibits landfill disposal of computers, computer printers and keyboards, televisions and any other electronic device with a screen measuring more than 5 inches. But those items are accepted at the Cleanways center.

“We’re one of the very few places that will take them,” Keefe said. “People don’t think about how to get rid of this stuff until they have to. It’s a constant question and a constant educational necessity.”

“There’s no limit on size or quantity that you bring in,” Keefe says of the television sets accepted at Cleanways.

She noted there’s no charge for recycling a TV as long as it’s intact. If the TV has been disassembled or its casing is broken open, a handling fee will apply because of the potential for release of toxic materials in the sets — the reason why they can’t be placed in landfills.

“I was driving home and saw a TV sitting out on the curb with someone’s garbage,” she said, despite the law banning the sets from landfills.

There are some electronics Cleanways won’t accept, such as stereo speakers and music CDs. A complete list of the various items that can be dropped off at the center for recycling can be found on the nonprofit’s website at westmorelandcleanways.org.

Source: New videos explain recycling at Westmoreland Cleanways center in Unity | TribLIVE.com

‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Tayshia ices Ivan out

One pandemic, two Bachelorettes, three months: We finally made it to the beginning of the end of “The Bachelorette’s” 16th Season.

Tayshia wasn’t in love at the start of this episode, part 1 of this week’s finale. She’s falling but doesn’t know which perfect guy to pick: Ivan, Zac or Brendan.

It’s getting harder and harder for the guys to ignore that they’re all dating the same gal, especially because they’re actually good friends.

Zac put it best. “I want my sister dating them, not my girlfriend,” he said.

Monday night’s episode brought the highly-anticipated fantasy suite dates, when Tayshia can spend an overnight, cameras-free date with each of the men. It usually means sex and make-or-break conversations.

Tuesday night, someone will get down on one knee and propose to her. Here’s how the first part of the finale went down.

Source: ‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Tayshia ices Ivan out

‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak jokingly calls out ‘ungrateful’ contestant: ‘I finally snapped!’ | Fox News

Pat Sajak nearly lost his cool on a “Wheel of Fortune’ contestant on Wednesday, leading him to apologize.

The banter began when contestant Darin solved a puzzle for things that begin with the word “kitchen.”

“Cabinet, oven, towels, sink,” Darin correctly answered. However, the contestant pointed out it didn’t necessarily make sense.

“Kitchen oven? What was that?” Darin said.

“Yeah, where else would you keep an oven?” Sajak quipped.

ALEX TREBEK REMEMBERED BY ‘WHEEL OF FORTUNE’ HOSTS PAT SAJAK AND VANNA WHITE

Pat Sajak almost lost his cool on a 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant during Wednesday night's episode.

Pat Sajak almost lost his cool on a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant during Wednesday night’s episode. (Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

“For sure in the kitchen, but who calls it a ‘kitchen oven?'” Darin furthered.

“You won! Don’t argue, Darin! You got the puzzle! Ungrateful players, I’ve had it!” Sajak responded.

Source: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak jokingly calls out ‘ungrateful’ contestant: ‘I finally snapped!’ | Fox News

Conan O’Brien ending late-night show after 28 years

Conan O’Brien is no longer a night owl.

The comedian is ending his run as a late-night talk show host after nearly three decades.

O’Brien, 57, announced Tuesday that he’ll finish his TBS series “Conan” at the completion of its 10th season in June 2021. However, he has signed on for a new, weekly variety series on HBO Max. No specific details were released about the upcoming show.

“In 1993, Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,’ ” the flop-topped redhead joked in a statement released by WarnerMedia. “I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.”

“Conan” premiered on TBS in November 2010. He had hosted his namesake NYC-based “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” from 1993 to 2009, when he relocated to Los Angeles to take over hosting NBC’s “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno. But he lasted for less than a year on the job and handed the reins back to Leno in 2010 following an acrimonious departure from the network.

He has signed on for a new, weekly variety series on HBO Max.

Source: Conan O’Brien ending late-night show after 28 years

Remembering a trailblazer: Pittsburgh looks back on life of Eleanor Schano

Trailblazing Pittsburgh news anchor and host Eleanor Schano has died of COVID-19, according to her daughter.

Schano’s career in broadcasting spanned over five decades, including at WTAE Channel 4, where she was Pittsburgh’s first female general assignment reporter, starting in the late 1950s.

Schano was Pittsburgh’s first female commercial announcer and the first female weathercaster.

Source: Remembering a trailblazer: Pittsburgh looks back on life of Eleanor Schano

Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy’ host, dead at 80 – CNN

Alex Trebek, the genial “Jeopardy!” host with all the answers and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show landscape for five decades, has died. He was 80 years old.

“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement shared on the show’s Twitter account Sunday. “Thank you, Alex.”
The cause of death was not immediately announced. Trebek revealed in March 2019 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, triggering an outpouring of support and well wishes at the time.
“Jeopardy!” contestant Ken Jennings tweeted Sunday he was thinking of Trebek’s family and the “Jeopardy!” family, “which, in a way, included millions of us,” he said.
“Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did,” Jennings wrote. “He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him.”
Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean, whom he married in 1990, and his three children.

Source: Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy’ host, dead at 80 – CNN

Dancing With The Stars: Jesse Metcalfe gets eliminated after tango with Sharna Burgess on ’80s Night | Daily Mail Online

The 41-year-old actor was eliminated Monday from season 29 of Dancing With The Stars after performing a tango with pro partner Sharna Burgess, 35, during ’80s Night.

Source: Dancing With The Stars: Jesse Metcalfe gets eliminated after tango with Sharna Burgess on ’80s Night | Daily Mail Online

Emmys 2020: List Of Winners – Succession Is Best Drama, Schitt’s Creek Sweeps Comedy Awards

Succession also fetched the Outstanding Actor, (Drama) Award for Jeremy Strong and Outstanding Direction and Writing (Drama) awards

Here’s the list of winners at the Emmys 2020:

Outstanding Drama Series:Succession

Outstanding Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Variety Talk Show: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Limited Series: Watchmen

Outstanding Television Movie: Bad Education

Outstanding Actor – Comedy: Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Actor – Drama: Jeremy Strong, (Succession)

Outstanding Actor – Limited Series or Movie: Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Outstanding Actress – Comedy: Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Actress – Drama: Zendaya, (Euphoria)

Outstanding Actress – Limited Series or Movie: Regina King (Watchmen)

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama: Billy Crudup, (The Morning Show)

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Movie: Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (Watchmen)

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy: Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama: Julia Garner, (Ozark)

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Movie: Uzo Aduba (Mrs America

Outstanding Director – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Director – Drama: Andrij Parekh, (Succession)

Outstanding Director – Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Maria Schrader (Unorthodox)

Outstanding Writing – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Writing – Drama:Jesse Armstrong, (Succession)

Outstanding Writing – Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special: Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson (Watchmen)

Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race

 

 

Governors Award: Tyler Perry and The Perry Foundation

Source: Emmys 2020: List Of Winners – Succession Is Best Drama, Schitt’s Creek Sweeps Comedy Awards

Javicia Leslie Says It Feels ‘Powerful’ to Be the First Black Batwoman

The actress was joined by her new castmates Saturday to tease season 2 and playing a bisexual superhero.

New Batwoman Javicia Leslie knew immediately she had to play Ryan Wilder, the new character who takes over the mantle from Ruby Rose‘s Kate Kane as Gotham’s protector in the show’s upcoming second season.

“When I read the character description, it was definitely me. I love the idea that it’s goofy meets bada** meets a person who doesn’t like to be told what to do. A person who does not like to follow the rules. I loved the fact that Ryan was just who I am, just a hot mess!” Leslie joked during Saturday’s Batwoman panel at DC FanDome.

The timing of Leslie’s casting in July couldn’t have come at a better time. The God Friended Me alum shared during the panel that, in an interview just weeks prior, she mentioned that one of her biggest career goals was “to become a superhero.” (Leslie is the first Black actress to play Batwoman in a live-action TV series or film.)

Source: Javicia Leslie Says It Feels ‘Powerful’ to Be the First Black Batwoman

Pittsburgh Ballet And Opera To Be Seen On Pittsburgh’s CW | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, presented by BNY Mellon, has moved to Pittsburgh’s CW for this year.

The concert series continues this Sunday Aug. 16, with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Opera.

Tune in to the CW this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. to catch the weekly concert series.

You can watch a replay of every concert on the Allegheny County Parks’ Facebook page or the Allegheny County YouTube channel.

To see the full concert lineup or to replay past shows, visit the the Allegheny County website.

Source: Pittsburgh Ballet And Opera To Be Seen On Pittsburgh’s CW | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

TV Q&A: Why are some daytime soaps in reruns? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Q: Why is the daytime serial “General Hospital” now showing repeats on Fridays, calling them “Friday Flashbacks”? Are they rationing episodes due to the pandemic until they are able to shoot on a regular basis again or is it something else entirely?

-JOE VIA EMAIL

Rob: Soaps record their episodes months in advance, but even some of them have exhausted their pre-taped inventory during the COVID-19 pandemic with the ABC show expected to run out of original episodes by the end of May.

So, yes, the Friday reruns of “General Hospital” are an effort to stretch out new episodes longer. TheWrap.com reports “GH” is also adding flashbacks to new episodes in another effort to stretch out the run of original episodes.CBS soaps “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” went into reruns on April 25 and are now airing theme weeks of reruns. This week “Y&R” features episodes dating back to 1981 for “Victor and Nikki: A Lifetime of Love,” while “B&B” reaches back to 1991 for its “Epic Weddings Week.”NBC’s “Days of our Lives” is in better shape with enough original episodes stockpiled to see the show through to October.

Source: TV Q&A: Why are some daytime soaps in reruns? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Roseanne’ Ratings Climb, Hit 25 Million Viewers With Time-Shifting Record

 

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‘Roseanne’
Roseanne’s ratings riches keep climbing, hitting a record haul for Nielsen’s live-plus-3 ratings growth.The new totals for the Mar. 27 premiere have the ABC comedy totaling 25 million viewers and a massive 7.3 rating among adults 18-49. Looking at just the audience, the 6.6 million viewer add-on from the premiere night is a time-shifting record. And that doesn’t even include the additional 4.3 million viewers who tuned into an encore telecast on Sunday night — or the growth it will see from Hulu and ABC streaming.

Source: ‘Roseanne’ Ratings Climb, Hit 25 Million Viewers With Time-Shifting Record

‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘LA Law,’ ‘Hill Street Blues’ creator Steven Bochco dead at 74 | Fox News

Steven Bochco, who wrote and produced some of the most memorable shows in television history, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

Though best-known for his cop dramas, Bochco was also behind the more comic “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and the high-profile flop “Cop Rock,” which attempted to marry gritty police work with Broadway show tunes.

Source: ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘LA Law,’ ‘Hill Street Blues’ creator Steven Bochco dead at 74 | Fox News