Former ‘Letterman’ Head Writer Merrill Markoe to Receive Writers Guild Honor

Former ‘Letterman’ Head Writer Merrill Markoe to Receive Writers Guild Honor Merrill Markoe, longtime head writer at “Late Night With David Letterman,” will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. She will ...

Longtime Letterman Head Writer Merrill Markoe To Receive WGA West’s Highest TV Writing Honor – The Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award

Longtime Letterman Head Writer Merrill Markoe To Receive WGA West’s Highest TV Writing Honor – The Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award Merrill Markoe, the multple-Emmy-winning former head writer of Late Night with David Letterman, will receive the WGA West’s 2020 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. Named ...

‘First Love’ Lands At Indie Rights; Comedy Dynamics Acquires Mockumentary ‘The Social Ones’

‘First Love’ Lands At Indie Rights; Comedy Dynamics Acquires Mockumentary ‘The Social Ones’ Michael Masarof debut feature film First Love has been acquired by Indie Rights. The independent film distributor will release the film theatrically in Los Angeles as well as digital/VOD platforms on ...

Sandra Oh, Lena Headey and 6 more overdue actors overlooked again by unsentimental Emmy voters

Sandra Oh, Lena Headey and 6 more overdue actors overlooked again by unsentimental Emmy voters The Emmys are a notoriously unsentimental bunch, as we saw last week with the guest categories, passing over overdue favorites Phylicia Rashad and Adam Sandler. Several actors went into Sunday’s Emmy ...

Emmys 2019: The Big Bang Theory's Series Finale Snags Nomination

As far as parting gifts go, this one’s pretty nifty: Longtime Big Bang Theory director Mark Cendrowski landed an Emmy nomination for his work in the CBS comedy’s series finale. It was the sitcom’s ...

Anna Chlumsky (‘Veep’) will become one of the 10 biggest Supporting Actress Emmy nominees, but can she finally win?

Anna Chlumsky (‘Veep’) will become one of the 10 biggest Supporting Actress Emmy nominees, but can she finally win? Based on the combined Emmy predictions of thousands of Gold Derby users, we’re pretty confident Anna Chlumsky will be nominated again for Best Comedy Supporting Actress for her role as political ...

Emmy spotlight: Will Bob Newhart make a ‘Big Bang’ with a guest role 2-peat?

Emmy spotlight: Will Bob Newhart make a ‘Big Bang’ with a guest role 2-peat? At 89, comic actor Bob Newhart doesn’t need the validation of shiny showbiz trinkets to prove he is a legend far beyond his own button-down mind. With a career that spans nearly six decades, he has ...

Emmy spotlight: ‘Broad City’s’ perfectly written finale should receive all the comedy awards

Emmy spotlight: ‘Broad City’s’ perfectly written finale should receive all the comedy awards Knowing that “Broad City” would be coming to a close this year brought a lot of anticipation as to what the finale would hold for the program’s beloved characters. What we, as an audience, ended up ...

Bob Newhart Remembers Tim Conway’s Fearless Sense of Humor

Bob Newhart Remembers Tim Conway’s Fearless Sense of Humor This is for Tim. This is so everybody will remember him. I can tell just by the mail I’ve gotten in the last couple of days that he had a huge fan base that loved him, and they wrote me because they ...

Bob Newhart to receive Gold Derby’s prestigious Career Achievement Award

Bob Newhart to receive Gold Derby’s prestigious Career Achievement Award Bob Newhart has been selected by Gold Derby editors to receive a special Career Achievement Award at our Emmy season kickoff party on June 5 in Hollywood. Newhart is not only an Emmy Award winner and ...

Barbara Perry Dies: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’, ‘Baskets’ Actress Was 97

Barbara Perry Dies: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’, ‘Baskets’ Actress Was 97 Stage performer and actress Barbara Perry died Sunday from natural causes in Hollywood. She appeared in several films and TV shows including Samuel Fuller’s Shock Corridor (1963) and The Naked Kiss ...

James Pond Dies: Writer And Producer For TV Comedies Was 60

James Pond Dies: Writer And Producer For TV Comedies Was 60 James Pond, a writer/producer for 25 years on such comedies as Newhart, Night Court, Hope & Faith and Living Single, has died at age 60. He passed on Jan. 3 at his home, with the cause as yet ...

It Came From The Tube: I, Desire (1982)

Another turn of the dial, another vampire tale for the folks at home; TV sure did like them bloodsuckers, and for good reason – it’s generally the same story that everyone knows, and you don’t really ...

Today in Soap Opera History (September 23)

1978: Gary and Valene Ewing returned to Dallas. 1984: Primetime soap Paper Dolls premiered on ABC. 1986: One Life to Live's Jessica Buchanan was born. 2011: All My Children aired for the final time ...

‘Shades Of Blue’ Series Finale Review: JLo NYPD Drama Fails Clutch Test In The End

‘Shades Of Blue’ Series Finale Review: JLo NYPD Drama Fails Clutch Test In The End Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight’s Shades of Blue series finale. “You’ve got all your tomorrows lined up,” Ray Liotta’s on the run NYPD Lt. Matt Wozniak unintentionally ...

Grant Shaud Dishes Behind-the-Scenes Details on the 'Murphy Brown' Reboot! (Exclusive)

Actor Grant Shaud, who played nerdy TV news producer Miles Silverberg on Murphy Brown from 1988 to 1996, exclusively opens up to Closer Weekly about what it’s like to shoot the new reboot. “It’s ...

Bob Newhart could win Emmy bookend with well-received return to ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Bob Newhart could win Emmy bookend with well-received return to ‘The Big Bang Theory’ TV legend Bob Newhart finally won an Emmy in 2013 for his scene-stealing turn on “The Big Bang Theory” as one-time children’s science show host Arthur Jeffries, Aka Professor Proton. Since then, he ...

Candice Bergen "Is Living the Life She Always Dreamed of" at Age 72 (Exclusive)

Actress and former model Candice Bergen strode proudly onto the stage of NYC's Carnegie Hall, flanked by her Murphy Brown co-stars, at CBS' recent fall lineup announcement. "It's so great to have the ...

Aasif Mandvi Spills His Industry Secrets + More L.A. Actor Events 4/26-5/3

Ready to add a few more tools and tricks to your acting kit? This week’s slew of activities is light on the light stuff and full of events to help you grow as an actor. Glean lessons from a television ...

Megan Mullally poised to become second most nominated Best Comedy Supporting Actress in Emmy history

Megan Mullally poised to become second most nominated Best Comedy Supporting Actress in Emmy history Megan Mullally was Emmy-nominated for seven of “Will & Grace”’s original eight seasons. Thanks to the revival, the two-time winner can add an eighth Best Comedy Supporting Actress nomination this ...

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