Morgan Freeman's induction as the 39th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award on June 9 brought out such big-name stars as Sidney Poitier, Clint Eastwood, Tim Robbins, Matthew McConaughey, Don Cheadle, Garth Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Helen Mirren, and Samuel L. Jackson. But the most poignant moment of the evening was Rita Moreno's heartfelt tribute that took the audience (myself included) back to the early '70s when she and Morgan taught many ...
TV Land has ordered two new sitcoms headlined by Fran Drescher and Scrubs alum Donald Faison.
In addition, the network has renewed ...
Greg Grunberg will star in A&E's pilot Big Mike, TVLine.com reports.
The Heroes actor will play a plus-sized detective detective with the San Diego Police Department. Although he's the best in his work field, his biggest challenge is the dating field.
Grunberg was originally cast in NBC's Love Bites but no premiere date for the show has been set.
Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner (what, couldn't score a Cleo?) Rita Moreno will guest-star on a May episode of Ugly Betty, playing (along with Six Feet Under's Justina Machado) long-lost Suarez family members. In the same ep, Rebecca Gayheart (Vanished) plays a woman Alex dated before his (her?) faked death. I see a chance here to put Aniston-Cox to shame. In other casting news, Billy Dee Williams is on board for SOAPnet's General Hospital spin-off. See Soaps News for deets.... Jane Lynch returns to Two and a Half Men on April 23.... Joey Lawrence is a serial killer on the April 25 CSI:NY.... ER alum Sherry Stringfield defends a child abductor on Shark April 26.... Joel Murray (Dharma & Greg) hangs with CBS' Men April 30 (in an eppy directed by Jon Cryer), while the hitcom's May 14 season-ender features a visit from Robert Wagner.