The ATX Television Festival has announced its Year 3 lineup, including its first Achievement in Television Excellence Award, which will be presented to Henry Winkler.
Winkler, whose career spans from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Happy Days to recent roles on Royal Pains and Arrested Development, will receive the award during the festival weekend with a ceremony and a Q&A.
ABC has picked up comedy pilot The Winklers, TVGuide.com has learned.
The multi-camera sitcom focuses on an emotionally reserved construction worker whose life is changed when he moves in with his over-sharing in-laws. As previously reported, Henry Winkler is slated to star in the comedy.
Amy Poehler, Adam Scott
Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) has come a long way from that overeager deputy director of the Parks Department trying to navigate the bureaucracy of building a park in the small town of Pawnee. Parks and Recreation's heroine is still as enthusiastic, but now she's attained several of her life's goals
Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe
Parks and Recreation's 100th episode is upon us!
When the NBC comedy returns on Thursday, Jan. 9 (8:30/7:30c), Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) will be desperate to find out the sex of their baby thanks to some unintelligible writing by Dr. Saperstein (Henry Winkler). But ...
To celebrate its 100th episode, MAD is getting "Super"-sized. The animated sketch-comedy series features a parody of the Superman blockbuster Man of Steel in Monday's double-sized show (Nov. 11 at 8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network). Producer Kevin Shinick recruited Weird Al Yankovic and Henry Winkler to voice Superman and his father, Jor-El, respectively in the sketch, which takes a playful jab at the film's controversial violence.
The network gave Shinick 22-minutes to play with — twice the Emmy-nominated show's typical episode length — and he's stuffed it with a variety of pop-culture parodies and comedy bits. The featured musical sketch, "The Worst Show Ever," is inspired by a certain boy band. "It's One Direction's take on having to watch MAD," Shinick says, emphasizing his series' self-deprecating attitude. Yankovic will voice the band's manager.
The Fonz may be returning to TV!
ABC has given a pilot production commitment to a multi-camera comedy that would star Henry Winkler, Deadline reports.
The project hails from...
Henry Winkler and Paulo Costanzo
To some — OK, millions — Henry Winkler will always be best known as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli from the iconic TV series Happy Days. But to a whole new generation of fans, Winkler gets recognized for a much more recent role.
"I did a Broadway play in October and a little 10-year-old boy came up to me and said, 'Hi I'm your fan,'" Winkler tells TVGuide.com. "And I went, 'Oh, you read my books?' and he said, 'No, I love Royal Pains."
Since Winkler's debut on the show in Season 2, the actor has made quite an impression as the charming yet calculating Eddie R. Lawson. Eight months after...
Henry Winkler will guest-star on the upcoming sixth season of Parks and Recreation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Terry Crews, Isla Fisher
Two more new faces are joining the Bluths for the upcoming Netflix season of Arrested Development.
Isla Fisher and Terry Crews will guest-star on the fourth season of the dysfunctional family comedy, Zap2it.com reports. There's no word on who they will be playing, but they've already started shooting their scenes, according to the site.
Childrens Hospital may have begun as a satire of medical dramas like Grey's Anatomy, but now its take on everything in pop culture has us in stitches. Last season the Adult Swim series spoofed everything from Broadway plays to PSAs, and in one episode, all TV programming from the 1970s.
"It's gotten to the point where we don't know what the normal Childrens Hospital is anymore," says creator Rob Corddry, who also plays clown doctor Blake Downs. The best example? "This year we preempt the regularly scheduled episode to present the pilot for the British adaptation of the show." (In that version, Downs is a French mime).