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It's official: CBS is moving forward with its Big Bang Theory prequel.
The network has handed out a straight-to-series order for the 2017-18 broadcast season for Young Sheldon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The news comes as the comedy created by Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro had been casting ahead of production on the pilot this month. This is the first time that the network and producers Warner Bros. Television have confirmed the project. An episode count has not yet been determined.
William Christopher, the actor who played the sensitive and soft-spoken Father John Mulcahy on the long-running CBS comedy “M*A*S*H,” died Saturday at his home in Pasadena, Calif. He was 84.
The actor’s son, John Christopher, confirmed Christopher’s death to KABC-TV Los Angeles. Christopher died of non-lung small cell carcinoma, KABC-TV reported.
Christopher was a regular and a fan favorite throughout the 1972-1983 run of the much-praised “M*A*S*H.” The show’s final episode still holds the ratings record for the most watched scripted series closer with nearly 106 million viewers tuning in. Christopher was also featured in the spinoff series “AfterMASH,” which ran from 1983-85 on CBS.
Carrie Fisher‘s memory will live on in both the big screen and small as the late Star Wars actress is set to appear in two new episodes of Family Guy that she completed work for before her death.
Fisher completed voice-overs for two episodes of the animated comedy, Variety reports. Premiere dates for the episodes have not yet been been determined.
Fisher died on Tuesday at age 60 days after suffering a heart attack. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane remembered the Star Wars heroine in a Twitter post, writing that the animated show would “miss her immensely.”
Bruno Mars' Carpool Karaoke Is Filled With Costume Changes, ''Wine and Wet Wipes'' and Sexy Dance Moves | E! News
Talk about a magical ride!
Bruno Mars just hopped into the passenger seat of James Corden's car and took us on a funky journey through some of his greatest hits, including "Locked Out of Heaven", "Versace on the Floor", "Uptown Funk", "If I Knew" and, of course, "24K Magic."
Between the costume changes (Hello, matching hats and pinky rings!) and plenty of perfectly timed dance breaks, tonight's segment was not one to be missed. The two brought the house car down while harmonizing to the Grammy-winner's most memorable singles.
ESPN gets a less-impactful schedule than NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”
ESPN never gets a Super Bowl and only began to carry a single annual playoff game in 2015.
ESPN lacks the flex rights of NBC, which can swap a suboptimal matchup for one that is more promising on CBS or Fox, as it did Sunday. Instead of carrying its scheduled Jets-New England game, NBC took Denver-Kansas City from CBS.
For that lesser deal ESPN pays the N.F.L. $1.9 billion annually, nearly twice what any of its network rivals shells out. Yes, the contract includes the extremely valuable video and highlights rights that sustain the network’s numerous programs and platforms, as well as the draft and other goodies. But it hardly seems like a bargain.
Robert Vaughn, Who Starred as Napoleon Solo in ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ Dies at 83 - The New York Times
Robert Vaughn, the cleft-chinned actor who reached the peak of his fame in the 1960s playing Napoleon Solo, the debonair international agent tasked with saving the world each week on the hit television series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” died on Friday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.
His manager, Matthew Sullivan, said that the cause was acute leukemia, for which Mr. Vaughn had been under treatment in Manhattan and Connecticut.
Mr. Vaughn had numerous roles in film and on television. He played an old boyfriend of Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore) on an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and a gunman in “The Magnificent Seven” (1960). He was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actor for his role as a man accused of murder in “The Young Philadelphians” (1959) and won an Emmy in 1978 for his performance as a White House chief of staff in the mini-series “Washington: Behind Closed Doors.”
Billy Bush, a host on the “Today” show who has received stinging criticism for his role in a video with Donald J. Trump, has been suspended by NBC.
The NBC executive in charge of “Today,” Noah Oppenheim, wrote in a memo to his staff members on Sunday that “we’ve all been deeply troubled by the revelations of the past 48 hours.”
“Let me be clear — there is simply no excuse for Billy’s language and behavior on that tape,” he said. “NBC has decided to suspend Billy, pending further review of this matter.”
Saturday Night Live Takes on Donald Trump and Billy Bush's Conversation With Help From Alec Baldwin | E! News
During the opening sketch, the late-night series had some fun with the first Vice Presidential debate.
"Donald Trump loves women. He respects women. He's never said a single bad thing about women," Mike Pence (played by Beck Bennett) shared. "I dare you to show me a single shred of evidence that proves otherwise."
As it turned out, CNN's Brooke Baldwin (Cecily Strong) interrupted with a special report detailing the leaked audio of Donald's conversation with Billy.
In a matter of seconds, Donald (Alec Baldwin) appeared to share his side of the story.
It was Tina Fey's idea to enlist her 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin to play Donald Trump on several episodes of NBC's Saturday Night Live, starting with this weekend's 42nd-season opener (11:30 p.m. ET/PT).
SNL's executive producer Lorne Michaels was talking to Fey (an alum of SNL) over the summer, and "She said, 'You know who would be a great Trump is Alec!' " he recalls. "I talked to Alec, who was finishing a movie, he was getting ready to have a baby — it couldn't have been worse timing. But, slowly, the idea grew on me. People on the show liked it, and I thought he'd be great with Kate" McKinnon, who plays Hillary Clinton.
"And I thought, well, he's Alec," who holds the record as 16-time host of the late-night institution and might offer a fresh take on the Republican presidential candidate and NBC's TheApprentice star, at least until the election.
At first, Michaels says, Baldwin was uncertain: "He said, 'I'm not sure I have a Trump,' and I said, 'Yeah, you do.' "
Darrell Hammond, who begins his third season as the show's announcer, will give up the role, but is expected to continue playing Bill Clinton.