Day: April 24, 2019

Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear will stage all-star re-enactments of All in the Family and The Jeffersons

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons is coming to ABC as a 90-minute primetime special, thanks not just to Lear and Jimmy Kimmel, but also Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Brent Miller, and Justin Theroux. Kimmel and Theroux first announced the plan two years ago on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here are the details: For the All in the Family episode, Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei will play Archie and Edith Bunker. Ellie Kemper will play daughter Gloria. For The Jeffersons episode, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will portray Georgie and Louise,...

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Mike Myers to star in Netflix sketch series

Netflix is making a big play for sketch comedy this year. They’ve already introduced series from Aussie Chris Lilley and American Tim Robinson. Now they’re adding an even bigger fish: Saturday Night Live alum and Austin Powers star Mike Myers. Myers, last seen on the small screen inhabiting a character to host ABC’s reboot of The Gong Show, and on the big screen in Bohemian Rhapsody, will make and star in six episodes featuring himself as various characters. “I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” Myers said. John Lyons and Jason...

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Rob Riggle to host “Global Investigator” series for Discovery

The Discovery Channel’s new summer ad campaign features a lot of old familiar faces, plus comedian Rob Riggle! Riggle will host a new series for Discovery, Global Investigator, taking him all over the world to explore some of our greatest mysteries, myths and legends. “I couldn’t be happier to be working with Discovery on another project. After taming sharks with Shaq in the Bahamas for Shark Week, I can’t wait to travel the world exploring some of our greatest mysteries,” Riggle said. “Rob Riggle’s thirst for adventure is only matched by his extreme confidence in his own abilities. We’re...

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