Day: January 25, 2018

CBS bringing back Murphy Brown for a new season in 2018

Thirty years after it debuted and 20 years after it went off the air, Murphy Brown is returning to CBS. The Eye Network announced the revival Wednesday with a straight-back-to-series 13-episode order. Named¬†one of the “25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time” by TV Guide, and singled out by Vice President Dan Quayle in 1992 for showcasing single motherhood on network TV, Candice Bergen’s Murphy Brown starred as a TV news anchor and investigative journalist for 247 episodes from 1988-1998. Bergen and original series creator Diane English are back on board. No word on whether any of Bergen’s supporting...

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Artie Lange opens up about his struggles with addiction

Artie Lange has returned to the airwaves on The AA Show with Anthony Cumia following his latest stint in rehab, and faces sentencing Feb. 23 from his arrest last fall. In a lengthy interview with Mandy Stadtmiller published this week in The Daily Beast, Lange opened up about struggling with addiction, his love-hate relationship with Howard Stern, Donald Trump, scandals befalling himself and other comedians, and how HBO’s Crashing is helping save his life. Lange also dispelled the rumor that he attempted to commit suicide in 2010. Rather, he said: “That was not a suicide attempt. I was in...

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R.I.P. Joe Recca

Joe Recca, was a social worker, a black belt, and according to his website,¬†“The Funniest Man in Clean Comedy!” Recca died last week in Baltimore. No further details were released. Born in Chicago and raised in Virginia Beach, Recca graduated from Norfolk State University in 1986 with a degree in sociology. He moved to Washington, D.C., working at a halfway house, later as a probation counselor, and started performing stand-up comedy at nights. He started about the same time as then teenager Dave Chappelle. “Dave and I would sit in the back of the club waiting to do our...

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