Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall
Reports of a feud between Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall have been greatly exaggerated.
Murphy appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show Tuesday, and Hall greeted his longtime friend by explaining that they had set aside their "bitter feud, just for tonight."
With her floppy hat and flapping gums, Jackie "Moms" Mabley is mostly remembered these days for her outrageous appearances on late-'60s and '70s-era variety and talk shows, as mainstream as Ed Sullivan and as of-the-moment as the Smothers Brothers, performing racy and politically barbed stand-up routines whose sting was couched in a dirty-old-lady's guise.
Among those influenced by Mabley was Whoopi Goldberg, who performed an homage to the comedian early in her own career. In the HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (Monday, 9/8c), the View personality directs and participates in this tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums, which hold up surprisingly well.
Christine Lahti's Hawaii Five-0 days may be numbered: The actress has joined the cast of CBS' Beverly Hills Cop pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
In the pilot, a sequel to the movie franchise, Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) police officer son Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson) patrols the rich and famous of Beverly Hills. Lahti will play Helen, the captain of the Beverly Hills Police Department who is respected by her detectives, though she worries Aaron's penchant for being a renegade will one day embarrass her.
Michael J Fox
The broadcast networks are desperate for your attention. They know that you're overwhelmed with their programming and distracted by cable, the Internet and now even streaming services. Plus, they didn't produce a new major hit this season, and their ratings are suffering for it.
That's why this year's crop of nearly 100 series pilots at the five networks (48 comedy and 50 drama from the five networks) is all about being big: big stars, big producers, big concepts.
Eddie Murphy, Toni Collette
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Lost's Josh Holloway, Andy Samberg, The Office's Ellie Kemper and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), and from proven producers like J.J. Abrams, Arrow's Greg Berlanti, David Shore (House) and Joss Whedon.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the CBS pilots: (Click here for ABC, CW, Fox and NBC.)
CBS' Beverly Hills Cop reboot pilot has found the Judge Reinhold to Brandon T. Jackson's Eddie Murphy.
David Denman, who is best known for...
Kevin Pollak is joining the force at the Beverly Hills Police Department.
The film and TV veteran will co-star in CBS' Beverly Hills Cop reboot pilot as Rodney Daloof, the in-house attorney for the Beverly Hills Police Department. Pollak joins...
Beverly Hills Cop could be coming to TV.
CBS has given a pilot order to...
Eddie Murphy was once a beloved funnyman, known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills Cop and a slew of family-friendly comedies that even adults would enjoy. But oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Eddie Murphy, Brandon T. Jackson
Actor and comedian Brandon T. Jackson has won the coveted role of Axel Foley's son in CBS' Beverly Hills Cop TV pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
CBS scores Eddie Murphy and Shawn Ryan's Beverly Hills Cop TV project
Jackson, 28, will play...