Day: March 13, 2017

Before “The Big Bang,” CBS orders up spin-off prequel “Young Sheldon” to series

As season 10 of the CBS hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, nears its conclusion (with the cast in final negotiations for another two-year contract extension), the Peacock Network is confident enough in the future (or hedging its bets with a plan B) to order a spin-off prequel, Young Sheldon, before even making the pilot. Iain Armitage will play the 9-year-old version of Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper protagonist, with the series following his exploits as a child attending a Texas high school. Zoe Perry will play his religious mother (played in Big Bang by Laurie Metcalf). You’ll still hear...

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Food Network orders “Incredible Edible Adventure” starring Jeff and Audrey Dunham

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham might not be your first pick for a Food Network host. But the cable channel is no dummy. The six-episode summer series Incredible Edible America will feature Dunham’s wife, nutrition specialist and fitness trainer Audrey Dunham, following the couple around the United States. Dunham, who previously hosted Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship, will bring some of his vent characters along for the ride, with stops planned in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. “We are excited to offer our viewers Incredible Edible America with Jeff and Audrey Dunham, as they take us along on...

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Sneak peek at Guy Branum’s “Talk Show the Game Show” on truTV

Guy Branum‘s Talk Show the Game Show, which showcased a live version of the upcoming truTV series over the weekend at SXSW, now has an official TV trailer and lineup of guests/contestants for the first 16-episode season on truTV, premiering April 5, 2017. Talk Show the Game Show, based on Branum’s popular live comedy show, mashes up the two classic TV formats within one half-hour, pitting celebrities against each other to become the “Best Guest of the Night.” Alongside Branum sits a panel of judges, including Karen Kilgariff and Casey Schreiner, who’ll both roast the contestants and award points to...

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Episode #142: Fahim Anwar

The child of Afghan immigrants, Fahim Anwar grew up in Seattle, went to the University of Washington and got a job at Boeing in aerospace engineering to make his parents proud. But Anwar had a different dream, and no, I don’t mean the dancing machine Lance Cantstopolis. He took a job in Long Beach so he could drive to stand-up open mics in Los Angeles, and he was able to quit the day job once gigs on TV shows such as Chuck and Disaster Date proved he had staying power. He’s also performed on Conan, Late Night with Seth...

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