How Murray Saved Christmas
Tis the season for holiday TV specials, but classic characters like Rudolph and Frosty will have some company this year when NBC premieres the hour-long animated How Murray Saved Christmas on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8/7c.
Jessica McKenna, Steve Carell
Fans of NBC's The Office may remember how Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott, was enamored by improv sketch comedy. He'd probably also be a fan of Fox's Riot, a new improv show from Carell's production company, Carousel Television. Based on a French format, Riot requires its seven featured players and guest stars to play in song, dance and sketch challenges — frequently on a set that has been titled at a 22-degree angle.
Tom and Jerry
Nothing succeeds like failure. Seventy-four years after they first hit movie screens, Tom the cat is still trying to exterminate Jerry the mouse — without any luck. The slapstick duo is back in The Tom and Jerry Show, a new series that "captures all the silliness and joy I felt when I watched as a kid," says Seinfeld vet Jason Alexander, who provides the voice of Tom's ever-frazzled owner, Ric. "You'd think there'd be only so many ways for this cat and mouse to take a pratfall or fly off a cliff, but they're still finding ways to keep it fresh."
Jason Alexander, Wayne Knight, Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld's Jerry and George reunited for one of the Super Bowl's best commercials — and there's more where that came from.
In the 90-second spot, Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) meets up with George (Jason Alexander) for coffee at their favorite haunt, Tom's Restaurant. The two waste no time before they start bickering about nothing, and even Newman (Wayne Knight) stops by. The scene, however, is just a segment from Seinfeld's Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
In a statement to The New York Times, Seinfeld explained how the reunion happened.
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"Fox approached Larry [David] and me about doing some kind ofSeinfeld reunion for the halftime broadcast because of the New York connection," Seinfeld said. "So we thought throwing Jerry, George and Newman into a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was a fun way to do it. Larry and I wrote the script in one sitting, just like old times, and working with him, Jason and Wayne was a total blast, as it always was."
Seinfeld fans, rejoice. Jerry Seinfeld has confirmed that a reunion of the '90s sitcom is in the works.
During a radio interview with WFAN's Boomer & Carton, Seinfeld addressed questions regarding a photo of the comedian with former co-star Jason Alexander at the infamous Seinfeld diner.
John Stamos will get a little help promoting Dannon Oikos during the Super Bowl.
The cast of Full House — or at least, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget — have reunited for an ad alongside their former co-star. Dannon...
Kirstie Alley and John Travolta
Kirstie Alley will reunite with her Look Who's Talking co-star John Travolta on her upcoming TV Land sitcom Kirstie, the network announced Tuesday.
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Kirstie Alley's new TV Land sitcom is attracting even more star power. Kristin Chenoweth, Kristen Johnston and Cloris Leachman will guest-star on Kirstie, TVGuide.com has learned.
On the show, which was initially titled Giant Baby, Alley plays Broadway star Madison Banks, whose life turns ...
A Seinfeld reunion is coming to TV Land.
Jason Alexander has booked a guest-starring role on Kirstie Alley's new sitcom Kirstie, which will reunite him with his former Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards, who plays Alley's driver on the show.
There's more tearful soul-searching than singing in Fox's Glee (Thursday, 8/7c) as the show tackles an issue that couldn't be more timely and topical, on Capitol Hill and in any community that worries about its children's safety in the wake of recent (and not-so-recent) tragedies. The episode is titled "Shooting Star," which should give you an indication of just what triggers such intense emotional anxiety in the halls of McKinley High. Some would argue that the way the story ultimately plays out trivializes the issue, and maybe they're right, but as unpleasant realities seep into what is usually a musical-comedy fantasy, the glee club won't be the only ones left shaken and perhaps even a little more awakened.