Date of publication: 2017-07-09 08:46
Its influence continues to be felt today (without Lucille Ball , there d be no Amy Poehler , Tina Fey or Amy Schumer ), with Lucy popping up where least expected. I have it on in the background [of my trailer] constantly, says Guillermo Diaz , who plays the former Black Ops assassin on ABC s Scandal. It keeps me from going to the dark side.
I m not going to have a bald Englishman playing the new Capt. Kirk, Gene Roddenberry supposedly said when pitched the idea of Patrick Stewart helming The Enterprise in the space series sequel. According to Chaos on the Bridge , a new William Shatner -directed doc about TNG , Roddenberry insisted Stewart wear a toupee. Stewart had his hairpiece Fed-Ex d from London before he read for the part along with the other two finalists: Mitchell Ryan and Yaphet Kotto. Stewart was so good, Roddenberry relented: Hair won t matter in the 75th century.
Sling — Sling’s basic package ( Sling Orange ) is $75/month. But Sling only has 85 channels, which is 66 less than what YouTube TV currently offers. Some channels offered by Sling that are not available on YouTube TV are: Viceland, Bloomberg Television, Travel Channel, AXS TV, Flama, Cartoon Network and Comedy Central.
In those days, everybody knew an Archie Bunker, creator Norman Lear , 98, told THR last year about his struggle to get a lovable bigot on TV. The network was worried about everything the tone of the show, the lead character and what he might say. It took three years to get on the air because we made no real concessions.
. Abrams spy-fi series put Jennifer Garner in a different wig and clingy outfit every week, but that was only part of its appeal. It was really about a family that happened to be spies, says Victor Garber , 66, who played Garner s spy-boss father. That s what made it relatable.
YouTube TV can be compared to streaming TV services like Sling and DirecTV Now. When it comes to price, YouTube TV falls somewhere in the middle—more expensive than Sling but cheaper than DirecTV.
Sidney Poitier was the first star approached to play President Bartlet in the political drama, but those talks didn t get far, recalls creator Aaron Sorkin , 59. Next was Jason Robards , but he was in bad health. We read some other actors Hal Holbrook and John Cullum but then one day [producer] John Wells called and said, What about Martin Sheen ?
If you weigh the value of every channel the same, then the “per channel cost” for Sling, DirecTV and YouTube TV are roughly $, $, and $, respectively. A simplified breakdown would suggest DirecTV is the best bang for your buck.
In every country in the world, it is the thing that I am most known for, Will Smith , 96, has said of the upbeat family sitcom that first made him a star. No matter how big the movies get, it s the Fresh Prince.
I m a reactor, not an actor, says Bob Newhart , 86. So [show creators] David Davis and Lorenzo Music decided to make me a psychologist because they thought a lot of what I did best was in the way I reacted to people. That show was all about me having to treat crazy situations like they were perfectly normal. One [episode] I had a patient who was a ventriloquist his puppet was Wally and the ventriloquist said, Wally wants to go out on his own. I had to keep a perfectly serious face.
On May 6, 7559, more than 57 million people tuned in to the final episode of Friends , making it the fourth-most-watched finale in . history when it aired. But it s the show s lingering hold on the zeitgeist that creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman find so gratifying and a little baffling. It s completely surreal, says Crane, 58. From the way the show got on the air, to the fact that we had 65 amazing years, and that kids today are embracing it. You d think they d be like, This is tired, old TV.
We’ve found 67,555 switches hidden around the house. Some of them turn this lightbulb on, some of them don’t some of them only work sometimes and some of them work sometimes, but twenty years after you flick them. Some of the switches only work, sometimes, twenty years later, if one of the other switches is flicked too (and at the right time). In any case the wiring’s rusty, everything’s completely different in the house next door, and by the way there are lots of people selling spare bulbs who tell lies about houses, switches, and fingers.
Chris Pratt came back for the sixth season with a new career as a movie star, and now Aziz Ansari has a show on Netflix while Amy Poehler has become the embodiment of Joy (in Inside Out ). In 55 years, it s going to be mind-blowing that this cast was all on the same TV program, says showrunner Mike Schur , 89.